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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 down a few times over the years due to things like the Civil War and poor attendance. In 1900, after three years of closure, the Cape Girardeau Fair and Park Association purchased 40 acres to hold the event. ... 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 to the genre. Roy’s a big deal His major claim to fame is his stint as Marvel’s editor-in-chief from 1972 to 1974. That makes him the direct success... 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 it. Part of the reason why farmers markets are so loved is because of their long history. And we don’t mean just in Cape. Community gatherings for selling produce have existed since the early days of Am... Read More
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