The Jackson boys basketball team competed in the state final four in 2023 for the the first time since 1937. On the campus of Missouri State, the Indians ended up taking fourth place in the Class 6 Final Four after falling to Staley 62-48 in the semifinals and Troy Buchanan 40-32 in the third-place game. Photos by Nick McNeal.
For the second time in four seasons, the Notre Dame girls basketball team advanced to the state final four in 2023 and competed in the Class 5 Show-Me Showdown at Missouri State. The Bulldogs placed fourth overall as they fell to Carl Junction 37-33 in the semifinals and to West Plains 42-38 for third place. Photos by Nick McNeal.
The second annual Oak Ridge Parade of Lights was held on Saturday, Dec. 4 – with around 25 entries in the parade. The event raised $550, which was donated to the Old Appleton Brushhawks Christmas Basket Program. Photos by Jay Forness
The Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization, along with the City of Jackson and the Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce held an ice cream social on Aug. 10 on the old courthouse lawn in Jackson to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Missouri’s statehood. Photos by Jay Forness
The 41st annual Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce Agri-Business Tour was held on Wednesday, July 14. The annual event tours local farms, manufacturing and industrial businesses around the Jackson area. This year's event included stops at EPS Buildings, Schoen Farms Dairy, Spooler Farms and Midwest Sterilization. The tour is one of the longest running agriculture tour, if not the longest, in the State of Missouri.
The Hemmings Motor News Great Race vehicles rolled into town on June 22, 2021, for an overnight stop in Cape Girardeau. More than 100 vehicles that were manufactured from 1916 to 1974 participated in the rally, which began on June 19 in San Antonio, TX, and concluded on June 29 in Greenville, SC. They passed through Jackson on Highway 72 on their way to Cape Girardeau.
Jackson High School honored 385 graduates in the class of 2021 on Friday, May 21, at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau. Read more about the event at https://thecash-book.com/news/education/jackson-high-school-graduates-class-of-2021/.
Saxony Lutheran High School’s Class of 2021 graduated on Sunday, May 16, surrounded by family, friends, teachers and fellow classmates. Read more about the event at https://thecash-book.com/news/education/saxony-lutheran-graduates-47/.
On Friday, February 26, the Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization's Design Committee hosted this year's February Annual, themed "Six Feet Together," in Uptown Jackson. The event featured a scavenger hunt, food vendors and artwork by Nadine Saylor, Rob Lorenz and Dr. Edwin Smith.