- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Singer Neal Boyd dies after struggle with health issues (6/12/18)1
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
Rust successes have been built on hard work
To the editor:
Congratulations to everyone at Rust Communications for your most recent newspaper acquisitions in Iowa and Indiana.
That brings your total publications to more than 50, I think.
What a success story. I remember when Gary Rust purchased his first newspaper more than 30 years ago -- Cape Girardeau's weekly Bulletin -- and began his long journey to where he is now. I was proud to be a member of his tiny staff for a few years in the early 1970s, but no matter how hard we worked, Gary always worked harder and longer hours. I used to think the man never slept. Gary was an inspiration to the "work hard, get ahead" ethic.
Lest anyone think the folks at Rust Communications have had an easy road to travel, I relate this story: In December I was experiencing delivery problems with my subscription to the Southeast Missourian. There was a communication breakdown that was partly my fault and other delays caused by weather and mechanical problems. Frustrated, I sent a complaint e-mail directly to Rust Communications chief operating officer Wally Lage. The next morning at about 8 a.m. I heard crunching footsteps in the snow outside my front door. I went down to investigate and found my morning newspaper at the front door and a well-dressed man walking away in the snow. My newspaper had just been hand-delivered by the COO of one of the largest newspaper chains in the nation. What more is there to say?