- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
Cape-Jackson meetings have been useful
This week saw the fourth meeting between the Cape Girardeau City Council and the Jackson Board of Aldermen. The two groups have met every year since 1998 except for last year.
And while the two groups didn't solve all the problems facing the two adjoining cities this year, they did get some updates on a few big projects that involve them both: a proposed research and technology park between the two cities, the Cape Girardeau County Nature Center at North County Park and the potential for the two to become part of a Metropolitan Planning Organization based on 2000 census figures.
The meetings have yielded the benefit of a better understanding between the cities and greater harmony on common issues. Cape Girardeau and Jackson are the closest of neighbors, competing for businesses and jobs. If one fails, so does the other. Likewise, when one succeeds, so does the other.
The meetings are a great idea that should be continued.