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DAR seeks permission to place marker at cemetery

The DAR wishes to place a marker like this at City Cemetery. Photo by Gregory Dullum

On April 2, the Jackson Mayor and Board of Aldermen heard a request from the John Guild Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to place a marker at the entrance to City Cemetery to honor American Patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War. The sign will mark the 250th anniversary of the United States.

The aldermen approved of the idea and recommended that the marker be placed on the western stone column at the entrance to the cemetery, so it will be more visible during Memorial Day celebration when the Municipal Band gathers in front of the entrance to perform.

In other action

• Appointments: The aldermen approved the mayor’s appointments of Russ Wiley to the Planning & Zoning Commission and Cherie Harris to the Park Board.

• Time extension granted: Power Line Consultants, LLC, of Farmington was granted an additional 150 days to do work on the I-55 Electrical Transmission and Distribution Line Project, due to delays in getting materials.

• Power plant equipment painting: The low bid of $83,750 was accepted from Robert Boitnott Painting of Cape Girardeau and a contract was authorized to paint power plant equipment.

• Easement: The aldermen accepted the dedication of a water line easement deed from Country Life Investments for the Water System Facility Plan Implementation Project – Phase 2, Project 2E.

• Swimming pool: Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering & Testing, Inc. was awarded a task $17,850 task order to provide engineering services and preliminary assessment of the municipal swimming pool as the City looks to make improvements.

• Waste disposal: Metro-Ag Waste Injection Systems, Inc., of Breese, IL, provided the low bid of 7.2¢ per gallon and was awarded the contract to dispose of the City’s biosolids from the wastewater treatment plant.

• Cook Subdivision: the final plat for Cook Subdivision was approved.

• Middle School crosswalk: The aldermen approved a resolution supporting the Jackson Middle School crosswalk project.

Gregory Dullum has worked for The Cash-Book Journal for more than 25 years. Prior to becoming the editor in May 2017, he was production manager, circulation manager and reporter. Before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1988, he was editor of the Saint Louis Park Sailor, a weekly community newspaper in suburban Minneapolis, MN. A native of Minnesota, he returned there after graduating with distinction in 1978 from Ambassador College in Pasadena, CA, with a degree in mass communications. His wife, Marie, whom he met in college, is a native of Zalma, a small town in southeast Missouri. They have two grown daughters and five grandchildren. Gregory may be reached at

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