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Wine
2:10 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Area Grape Harvest Ahead Of Schedule

River Ridge Winery's vineyard located in Commerce, Mo.
Jen Gradl

The recent heat wave in the Midwest has sped up the harvesting process for local wine producers. In addition, the heavy amount of rainfall throughout the spring has cost some vintners a significant amount of money. 

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Economy
4:22 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Ruler Foods To Open Next Week

Jacob McCleland KRCU

The new Ruler Foods store on William Street in Cape Girardeau will open next Thursday.

Ruler Foods is a discount grocery store owned by Kroger. Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce vice president Tim Arbeiter says it’s comparable to Aldi’s.

“This would be a Krogers version of that, looking at most of the Kroger brands and value-type brands in the store,” Arbeiter said. “It would be more in that Aldi category.” 

The grocery store will go into the old DuShell’s Furniture store on William Street. Arbeiter said crews finishing work on the store.

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Education
3:33 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Campus Water Main Fixed But Testing Still Underway

The water main broke behind the power plant located at Southeast Missouri State University. The spot was covered with tar and gravel.
Jami Black KRCU

The broken water main under Southeast Missouri State University is now repaired. Crews finished repair work at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

The crews connected alternative water main sources to the campus and its residential neighbors.

Currently, the line cannot be activated.  City officials are testing water samples to be approved by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, which could take until late Friday or early Saturday.  

The water will remain at its current pressure until that time.

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Labor Day
11:48 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Spend Labor Day At Historic Fort D

The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 1st.
Historic Fort D Historic Fort D

Historic Fort D in Cape Girardeau will show the colors of the Civil War on Labor Day as local re-enactors will demonstrate rifle and cannon fire, as well as period music.

The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on September 1st at the historic Fort D site off South Sprigg Street.

Patti House planned the event and said it is not exactly a re-enactment but a living history event.

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Education
2:29 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Cape Girardeau Schools Give Tablets To Junior High

About 600 tablets were distributed to the junior high students.
Sergey Galyonkin Flickr

Cape Central Junior High integrated the digital world into the school life of its 7th and 8th graders this August. Now the students are equipped with Asus Transformer tablets, just like the high school students.

About 600 tablets were distributed to the students and Ron Farrow, instructional technology specialist at Cape Central, said it aims at improving instruction in the classroom.

He added that since the program started, teachers have adapted to the use of the tablets in a lot of ways.

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