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Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society

If you’ve ever been doing research and needed to find some old documents (old tax records or school records, for example), chances are you make a visit to the Cape Girardeau County Archive Center in Jackson. The center houses documents from every county office and according to their website, they have some of the oldest records in the State of Missouri, dating back to the late 1790s.

Southeast Missouri State University was recently awarded as a 2021-2022 Military Friendly Top 10 School and received a gold designation. It recognizes the university’s commitment to increase and improve policies and procedures that benefit veterans and students. Amanda Woods is the Military and Veterans Service Officer at Southeast and Dan Woods spoke with her on the television program, SE Connect to learn more.


Alyssa Phares, with Visit Cape, spoke with KRCU Public Radio about two events which will be held in Downtown Cape, on Sat. May 1st. 

The first, and inaugural event is the Muddy River Marathon, which begins with the first group of runners at 7 a.m. on Mainstreet and runs throughout the city. 

Credit: Muddy River Marathon Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/MuddyRiverMarathon

This week on Going Public, we spoke with Brandon Hahs, who is the co-director of the Muddy River Marathon, along with Bryan Kelpe. 

2021 is the inaugural year for the Muddy River Marathon, which will take place Sat. May 1. At the time of the interview, over 700 individuals from over 15 states had registered for the event. It is a USATF-certified 26.2 mile course and also a Boston Marathon qualifier race.


This past weekend on Going Public, we spoke with Dr. Melissa Stickel, Executive Director of the Community Partnership of Southeast Missouri.