Many events honoring veterans took place around Cape Girardeau this weekend. According to Southeast Missourian’s Brittany Tedder, there was the annual Freedom Corner ceremony at Capaha Park. In addition, non-profit group U.S.A. Veterans opened a new bar on 519 Good Hope Street, Trail of Tears.
A meeting was held Tuesday night to discuss adding the Grotto sculpin, a local cave dwelling fish, to the Endangered Species List. The fish is only found in the caves of Perry County, most of which are under their industrial businesses. The Southeast Missourian’s Melissa Miller writes the Fish and Wildlife Service have 11 months to decided if the fish should be on the endangered species list and what precautious the businesses in the area would need to take to maintain its habitat.
Republican Gary Romine and Democrat Joe Fallert are battling for voters in Missouri’s 3rd Senate District. Romine, from Farmington, is a businessman and former chief-of-staff for former state Senators Kevin Engler and Bill Alter. Fallert represents Ste. Genevieve County and southern Jefferson County in the Missouri House. Fallert worked at Mississippi Lime Company for 39 years. The Daily Journal’s Kevin R.