- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
County transit gets first executive director
When Jeff Brune started work as a legislative assistant to the Cape Girardeau County Commission a few years ago, he had to quickly learn the ropes of county government and deal with a variety of matters all at one time. He proved to be adept at his job and stayed on for two years as a full-time assistant after his six-month internship.
Brune was a capable and friendly go-to person for county officials and for members of the public who had questions or concerns about county government and commission operations. Then he decided to go to law school. He returned to Cape Girardeau last year and has just been hired as the executive director of the fledgling Cape County Transit Authority.
In his new post, Brune will be expected to pull together the loose ends of several years of work to make government-subsidized transportation, mostly for the elderly, work efficiently and smoothly. It will be interesting to see how the transit authority improves and expands transportation options for county residents who need assistance. By this time next summer, it would be good to look at Brune's report card and see how it's going.