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Mississippi River history quiz

Whether you’ve been in Cape Girardeau for decades or only a few days, you’ve probably spent a little time beside the Mississippi River – watching waves ripple as barges flow past. But how well do you know Cape’s favorite waterway? Test your river knowledge now.  Question 1 True or false: The name Mississippi means “big ... Read More

Capaha Park: A closer look

On a breezy, sunny day, you’ll find all sorts of people at Capaha Park – fishermen, joggers, kids swinging at the playground. It’s a connection point for the community – and has been for nearly 100 years. The park’s history starts with the SEMO District Fair. The event has a slightly rocky history, being shut ... Read More

Roy Thomas: Marvelous comic creator

If you’ve thumbed through a collection of vintage comic books, chances are you’ve stumbled across something Southeast Missouri native Roy Thomas had a hand in writing – although you probably didn’t realize it. When it comes to comics, Roy serves as Southeast Missouri’s shining star. In fact, he’s a shining star nationwide for his contributions ... Read More

Why you do not want to miss the farmers market

If you haven’t spent a misty Saturday morning or sunny Thursday afternoon browsing rows of fresh produce and handmade crafts while breathing in the scent of doughnuts and cinnamon rolls, we feel sorry for you. The farmers market has been a Cape Girardeau summertime staple for years – one with no generation gap. Everyone loves ... Read More
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