- Vargas apologizes for beer bong decision; video clip seen 130,000 times (9/25/18)12
- Sheriff, Scott County named in discrimination lawsuit by deputy (9/22/18)3
- Cherokee Ridge Girl Scouts camp to close, decision upsets area Scout leaders (9/25/18)5
- Krispy Kreme franchise owner fills in holes of rumors regarding location, employment (9/19/18)1
- Judge imposes millions against surgeon Fonn in kickback case (9/26/18)2
- Sugarfire Smoke House opens in Cape (9/20/18)
- Large crowd turns out at Cape city council meeting to contest developer (9/21/18)3
- Cape experiencing a mid-town rebirth in commercial business areas (9/22/18)3
- The show must go on: Shipyard Music Festival continues through rain (9/24/18)1
The back-to-school buzz kicks off for SEMO, area students
Thousands of young adults will populate our city once again this week as they move into dorms and apartments to attend Southeast Missouri State University.
The students bring a lot of energy to our city. We welcome them, as well as their optimism as they continue their educational journey here in Cape Girardeau. They also help our local economy by shopping at our stores, eating at our restaurants and filling up at our gas stations.
Be aware of the buzz around the university in the next few days as students settle in. This may mean some small traffic delays near the university at times.
Speaking of awareness, our local K-12 schools begin this week and next. By now, hopefully, parents have already purchased the supplies and teachers have their classrooms ready to go. We hope the students enter their school years excited about learning.
Please be careful while driving in school zones, and watch out for those little ones.
Good luck to all of the students, teachers and parents as we kick off another year of education in Southeast Missouri.