Old Town Cape



With the damage done to the economy, small businesses face their own unique pressure, given the concern for safety and in-person shopping. KRCU’s Clayton Hester spoke to Elizabeth Haynes, Executive Director of Old Town Cape, about what the community is seeing and how her organization is assisting.


There is no doubt that 2020 has been challenging for everyone. We wanted to find out more about how the business community has been doing here in southeast Missouri.

To do that, we spoke with John Mehner, he’s president and CEO of the Cape Chamber and host of “Let’s Talk Business” heard Mondays during Morning Edition on KRCU.

Updated at 3:35 p.m. Dec. 2, with additional comments from legislators

The Missouri Senate passed a nearly $1.3 billion supplemental spending bill Wednesday that gives the state access to federal coronavirus relief funds.

The legislation, which passed the House last month, now heads to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk. He’s expected to sign it before the deadline to use the funds at the end of the year.

Parking Services Hosts Annual Ticket Forgiveness Food Drive to Support Redhawk Food Pantry

Nov 29, 2020
Photo by Miya Andrews

This story was originally published Mon. Nov. 30, 2020.

Student parking tickets were forgiven for donating non-perishable items to parking services to stock the Redhawk Food Pantry. The event was held from Nov. 16-20.

Parking Services waived one parking ticket per account. One $10 dollar ticket was waived for five donated items, and one $20 dollar ticket was waived for 10 donated items.

Lindsey Grojean/KRCU

Communities have faced economic hardship during the COVID-19 pandemic, as have different service organizations and food pantries. A local food pantry faces similar challenges. KRCU's Clayton Hester speaks to Amber Kuehn of FISH Volunteers Of Cape Girardeau.