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Cape Catfish 101

It’s baseball season! And this year, there’s extra anticipation in Cape Girardeau. We’ve got a brand-new team set to take the Capaha field for the first time on June 4, 2019. The Cape Catfish are part of the Prospect League – a wood bat organization with 12 teams throughout the Midwest. The Cape Catfish are a Cape Girardeau original; ... Read More

Civil War history: 56th U.S. Colored Infantry

More than 150 years ago, the air around Cape Girardeau rang with cannon fire as the Civil War made its way into Southeast Missouri. If you follow this blog, you may have heard of the Battle of Cape Girardeau. And nearly every American is familiar with Gettysburg, Shiloh and Bull Run. But in the annals ... Read More

A look at Cape Girardeau agriculture by

Anyone who has driven just a few miles outside of town knows Cape Girardeau County is home to some of the greenest fields in the state. Fertile soil abounds in this area, thanks in part to its close proximity to the Mississippi River. Southeast Missouri is known to produce top-quality corn, soybeans, wheat and more. ... Read More

Guide to the Tunes at Twilight opening night

On Friday nights in the summer, Cape Girardeau community members gather in Ivers Square near the Common Pleas Courthouse, laughing with familiar neighbors and greeting new ones. Musicians in the gazebo accompany crickets with blues, country, pop and almost any other genre you can think of, depending on the night. It’s sometimes high energy, sometimes ... Read More

Fly high: 2019 Cape Girardeau Air Festival

Did you ever watch white smoke trail across the sky and wonder what your house looked like from above? Or imagine who was on the plane and where they were heading? Since the Wright brothers’ Kitty Hawk flight, humans have been fascinated with aviation. And the Cape Girardeau Air Festival on May 18 and 19 ... Read More
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