- Sheriff, Scott County named in discrimination lawsuit by deputy (9/22/18)3
- Krispy Kreme franchise owner fills in holes of rumors regarding location, employment (9/19/18)1
- The message to the President I would have given (9/12/18)13
- Sugarfire Smoke House opens in Cape (9/20/18)
- Multiple-vehicle wreck Saturday on Interstate 55 (9/17/18)2
- 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
- Business Notebook: Women Auto Know: Amy Ybarra of GearHeads Auto Repair talks shop to educate, empower women (9/17/18)
- The 41st annual River Tales Classic Car Show revs up downtown Cape Girardeau (9/17/18)
Cape Resident Celebrates 100th Birthday
Ruth Hunter Wilson celebrated her 100th birthday Friday at the Capetown Assisted Living facility where she has lived for the past ten years. Over 50 family members, friends, fellow residents and staff were on hand to wish her the best.
She was born Sept. 1, 1918 in New Madrid County, one of 10 children, and grew up in East Prairie.
Her great great-grandfather, Robert Goah Watson, settled in New Madrid in 1805 prior to the New Madrid Earthquake as a fur trader, merchant and, eventually, landowner/politician. Her great-grandparents, William and Amanda Hunter built the antebellum Hunter-Dawson Home at the Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid. Mrs. Wilson is believed to be the oldest living descendant of the Hunters.