Three Rivers College to open site in Scott City
Three Rivers College will open an outreach site at Scott City High School, expanding a relationship between the high school and college. Enrollment began with a registration event last week. Scott City public schools have a long-standing relationship with the community college through dual enrollment credit courses for high school students. ...
Firefighters fight blaze at mobile home park in Cape
LAURA SIMON ~ firstname.lastname@example.org Members of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department respond the scene of a mobile home fire Sunday evening at the Spring Court Mobile Home Park. ...
Cape council to hold hearings on community block grants
The Cape Girardeau City Council will hold two public hearings Monday regarding new Community Development Block Grant applications. One project would help fund an innovative industry lab on Broadway, the other is intended to build public infrastructure to "assist a new company in locating to the city."...
City watching for South Sprigg sinkhole growth
A large sinkhole that caused the closure of the southbound lane in the 2300 block of South Sprigg Street earlier this month still could be growing. "We're checking it every day," said Tim Gramling, director of the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department. "We're seeing cracks appearing in the pavement. If the cracks get closer to the center line, we'll have to shut down that part of the road to traffic."...
Health-care prices vary
The federal government released for the first time this month the prices hospitals charge for the 100 most common inpatient procedures and the amounts Medicare reimburses them. Charges listed for the same treatments vary widely, sometimes within the same market, but local hospital officials say the numbers don't accurately reflect what they are paid and are not useful for patients trying to price medical care. ...
8th District candidates kept away from Capitol by campaigns
A review of roll call votes for two Congressional candidates serving in the Missouri House of Representatives shows how running for office can interfere with the daily work of a legislator, contrary to the promises most will make when about to embark on a campaign...
Air show returning to Cape in June
What are those buzzing, air-chopping, roaring sounds overhead? It's the return of the Cape Girardeau Regional Air Festival after a two-year absence. City officials this weekend announced plans for the historically popular two-day event are indeed underway at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport...
Cape city council to consider sales tax holiday
A back-to-school sales tax holiday returning to Cape Girardeau this August looks likely as Mayor Harry Rediger and several members of the city council vocally have supported its reinstatement. The city stopped participating in the annual sales tax holiday in 2009 when sales tax receipts declined and were projected to stay that way. ...
New Franklin Elementary sees last day of first year
The excitement on the faces of children at Franklin Elementary School on Friday was evident in the time leading up to noon dismissal. It was the last day of school or, more correctly, the first last day of school at the new Franklin Elementary School building...
Tunes at Twilight continues to attract fans as 12th season begins
A sure sign of summer in Cape Girardeau returned Friday with the 12th year of Tunes at Twilight. Rain during the day forced the concert to be moved from the Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo to Rose Theatre on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University...
Hoops for Life benefit to feature Chonda Pierce
Christian entertainer, singer and comedian Chonda Pierce will headline this year's Hoops for Life fundraising concert. The show will be at 7 p.m. July 19 at the new Kinder Performance Hall at Cape Girardeau Central High School, organizer Amy Aldridge. Ticket sales are scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Friday...
Cape police investigating Friday morning brawl
The Cape Girardeau Police Department is investigating a brawl that occurred early Friday morning at the Boardman Pavillion at the intersection of Independence and South Main streets. According to Darin Hickey, department spokesman, the fighting started at the pavilion at about 1:30 a.m. ...
Judge Stanley Grimm memorial held Friday
FRED LYNCH ~ email@example.com U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. speaks at a memorial service honoring former Judge Stanley A. ...
Two Cape Girardeau men arrested in connection to burglaries
Authorities on Friday announced the arrests of two men in connection with a series of recent home burglaries. Xavier Dee Canada, 23, and Steven R. Johnson, 27, both of Cape Girardeau, were arrested after a joint investigation by the Cape Girardeau Police Department and the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
United Way exceeds fundraising goal
The United Way of Southeast Missouri announced Thursday at its annual meeting that more than $1 million was raised by its 2012 campaign. Contributions for 2012 total $1,002,638, said Kevin Greaser, board president, during the event at Drury Lodge. The goal was $950,000...
Charges for common procedures at area hospitals
A listing of charges at regional hospitals and some nearby hospitals of similar size to Cape Girardeau.
Town ball played Saturday at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site
ADAM VOGLER ~ firstname.lastname@example.org ABOVE: Michael Comer pitches during a game of town ball Saturday at the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in Cape Girardeau County. ...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda 5/20/13
401 Independence St. Study session, 5 p.m. Monday No action will be taken during the study session. Closed session Items for discussion Presentation New ordinances Pertinent address: 401 Independence St., Cape Girardeau, MO...
Club news 5-19-13
The American Legion Auxiliary met May 8 with 20 members in attendance. Hostesses for the noon lunch were Alice Cordea, Linda Kern, Tina Bill and Donna Hinze. Patsy Kimbrel won the 50/50 and Barbara Yallaly and Bill won the attendance prizes...
Mark Mix talks right-to-work with club
Those who agree with the positions of Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Committee and the National Right to Work Legal Defense Fund Foundation who spoke to the Southeast Missouri Pachyderms Club on Thursday night in Cape Girardeau, also agree this year has not been a good one for their cause in Missouri...
Former deputy's lawsuit settled for $145,000
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A former Bollinger County deputy's lawsuit against the county prosecutor, sheriff's department and former sheriff was dismissed last month after the defendants agreed to settle out of court for $145,000.
Court records obtained by the Southeast Missourian through a Sunshine Law request show under the terms of the April 5 settlement, Kelley Barks was to receive $135,714.38, plus another $9,285.62 for legal expenses, to resolve ...
Grant accepted for 18 new Cape Girardeau County sirens
Protection from severe weather in the form of warning sirens appears to be on its way to 18 small communities in Cape Girardeau County.
The towns and villages of Burfordville, Daisy, Delta, Dutchtown, Egypt Mills, Friedheim, Fruitland, Gordonville, Millersville, New Wells, Oak Ridge, Old Appleton, Oriole, Pocahontas, Randles, Shawneetown, Tilsit and Whitewater will receive warning sirens for the first time during the next 18 months as...
1138th participates in training workshops to help land next job
The 1138th Engineer Company of the Missouri National Guard returned to Southeast Missouri on Sunday after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan. The unit conducted route-clearance support in hazardous areas, and its 93 members -- known as "Sappers" -- executed more than 120 missions and disabled nearly 70 improvised explosive devises, or IEDs, during its tour...
United Way speaker seeks to debunk myths about poverty
People often think the poor should be able to improve their situations through hard work. But most poor people are working more than one full-time job and lack the skills and the hope to transcend "that evil villain, poverty," according to an educational conference presented Thursday by the United Way of Southeast Missouri and Communication Across Barriers....
Appeals court rules in favor of Fruitland quarry
A Fruitland quarry that sits next to a private high school was given back its mining permit by a three-judge panel in the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Tuesday.
It has not been decided if Saxony Lutheran High School will continue to pursue the case to stop mining operations.
Strack Excavating LLC and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Reclamation Commission appealed a September decision by Judge William L. ...
Cape, Jackson adjust trash pickup for Memorial Day
The Cape Girardeau Public Works Department and the Jackson Sanitation Department will operate on holiday schedules in observance of Memorial Day. For Cape Girardeau, May 27 trash and recycling routes will run May 28; May 28 routes will run May 29; and there will be no special pickups on May 29. All other days will run on normal schedules. For more information, contact the ...
Tunes at Twilight moves indoors
The first Tunes at Twilight concert of the summer is moving indoors. Old Town Cape announced this afternoon it's moving tonight's concert to the rain location at the Rose Theatre on the Southeast Missouri State University campus at the corner of Normal and Pacific streets, due to the threat of rain...
Highway 34 in Bollinger County reduced for pavement construction
Highway 34 in Bollinger County, from Route ZZ to a mile east of Route ZZ, will be reduced to one lane with an 11-foot width restriction as contractor crews tie the new roadway to the old roadway. Temporary signals will be in place to direct traffic. The work will begin at 7 a.m. June 3 and should conclude by 6 p.m June 6...
Sobriety checkpoint set this month
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department will conduct a sobriety checkpoint this month, according to a news release sent by the department. The enforcement targets areas with the highest alcohol related traffic violations. Motorists passing through the checkpoint should experience only a minimal delay, the release said. For more information, call the department at 243-3551...
Car rolls over man's leg in Perryville
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville man was hospitalized Wednesday night after the car he was working on rolled over his leg.
According to Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf, Charles Beckermann, 48, was working on his car at about 10 p.m. when the vehicle began to roll backward. ...
'Collision in the Cape' rodeo to visit Show Me Center on Saturday
Described by a television commentator as a "rock show on dirt with animals," the Professional Roughstock Series will bring the "Collision in the Cape" rodeo to the Show Me Center on Saturday in Cape Girardeau. Kelly Timberland, Professional Roughstock Series TV commentator, said attendees can expect an "intense, adrenaline-filled event."...
Jackson commencement moved to Show Me Center
Tonight's commencement ceremony for more than 350 Jackson High School students has been moved to the Show Me Center. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place at school's football stadium. But with the forecast calling for rain, school officials made the decision Thursday morning to move the ceremony indoors...
Plaza Galleria to be razed
The building that held the area's first supermarket in 1969 and a popular ice skating rink and shopping center in the 1980s will soon become something else -- rubble. The former Plaza Galleria at 2001 Independence St. is scheduled to be razed in the next few weeks, according to Tom Kelsey, broker and president of Lorimont Place Ltd., who represents the property. ...
Major party 8th District candidates get endorsements from Nixon, Palin
Democratic and Republican candidates for the June 4 special election in Missouri's 8th Congressional District gained more endorsements from within their own parties this week. Democrat Steve Hodges, a state representative from East Prairie, Mo., announced Tuesday an endorsement of his bid for Congress from Gov. ...
Jackson man dead after Tuesday crash
A Jackson man was killed and three other people injured Tuesday afternoon in a head-on collision on LaSalle Avenue in Cape Girardeau, police said. Alex P. Hodges, 20, was driving a 1998 Volkswagen Jetta west on LaSalle Avenue just west of Route W about 1:10 p.m. when an eastbound 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck crossed the centerline and struck the Jetta head-on, said Darin Hickey, public information officer for the Cape Girardeau Police Department...
Details emerge in Stoddard County murder case
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A woman accused of murdering her husband at their Puxico, Mo., home is expected in a Stoddard County courtroom today. Victoria Isaac, 48, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of her husband, 48-year-old Christopher L. Isaac...
Broken bus window prompts school lockdown
WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- A broken window led to a two-hour lockdown Wednesday morning in the Shawnee Community Unit School District. Superintendent Shelly Clover-Hill said a bus taking students to Shawnee Elementary North in Grand Tower, Ill., was traveling on Illinois State Highway 3 between 8:15 and 8:20 a.m. Wednesday when something hit a window...
Parade of Lights theme announced
The 2013 Parade of Lights theme will be "Christmas Fun for Everyone," according to a release from Old Town Cape. The parade is scheduled to begin at dusk Dec. 1. Entries are limited to 100 and floats must have lights and Christmas music playing. Information on parade entry will be available Sept. 1 by calling 334-8085 or visiting oldtowncape.org/events...
Marble Hill has a mayor, new alderman
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Marble Hill's board of aldermen ended weeks of searching and indecision Monday night and appointed Nick Hendricks as mayor and Charles Fisher as Second Ward alderman. This action comes after a special meeting ended in an impasse because the board could not reach an agreement between former alderman James Sear and businessman Loyd Ivey. During that meeting it was discovered another former alderman, Clint Lacy, had expressed an interest but the board was unaware of it...
3 Bootheel men charged with first degree murder
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Three men, each charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action, will make their first appearance in court today. Charges were filed Tuesday against Frank Rogers Jr., 27, of Caruthersville and Kevin T. Tilson, 36, and Dedrick F. Tilson of Hot Springs, Ark., for the murder of Rodney Maxwell, 33, of Caruthersville. Maxwell, who was found shot in his vehicle Friday, later died from his wound...
Oak Creek subdivision in Cape County to be without water Monday
Cape Girardeau County Public Water District No. 2, in the Oak Creek subdivision, will be without water Monday beginning at 8 a.m., according to a news release from the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center. The district will undergo water line maintenance, which could take from one to six hours. For more information, call 335-7846 or visit cgcohealthdept.com...
Road work 5/16/13
Bloomsdale rest area on I-55 closed for repairs The Bloomsdale, Mo., rest area on Interstate 55 north in Ste. Genevieve County will be closed until further notice as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform utility repairs. Highway 153 in Stoddard County reduced for edge rut repairs...
Cape Girardeau County Commission agenda 5/16/13
1 Barton Square, Jackson 9 a.m. today Open Session Communications/reports Public comments Routine business Discussion and possible action: County advisory boards...
Fund established for Cape Girardeau July 4 donations
There's a little money down, but still a lot to go for a professional fireworks display to light up the night sky this July 4 in Cape Girardeau. A chapter of the veterans group USA Veterans is looking for contributions to help pay for a 20-minute display now that a donor who wants to remain anonymous has agreed to foot half the $12,000 bill...
Second night of storytelling to take Bedell stage Friday
The second installment of three planned storytelling events this year, "An Evening of Storytelling with Regina Carpenter and Jim May," will be presented Friday at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University.
"Regina and Jim as our storytellers will make for a great evening," said Dr. Joel Rhodes, history professor at Southeast and co-producer of the event. ...
Clothing exchange at Central High School experiences low turnout
Sometimes having the best intentions doesn't mean a project will be successful.
Carlynn Forst, art teacher at Cape Girardeau Central High School, learned that lesson Tuesday when her clothing-exchange initiative at the high school suffered because of a lack of participation. ...
Woman charged with husband's murder in Stoddard County
PUXICO, Mo. -- A man is dead and his wife charged with murder after an early morning shooting in Puxico. Stoddard County Sheriff Carl Hefner on Tuesday afternoon said Victoria Isaac, the victim's 48-year-old wife, of Puxico, was charged with first-degree murder...
Cooling off in Jackson City Park
LAURA SIMON ~ email@example.com Colter Sparkman, 5, splashes out of Hubble Creek after a quick dip in the cool water Tuesday at Jackson City Park. Tuesday's temperature reached a high of 86 degrees. Temperatures are expected to remain in the 80s throughout the week, with a high of 87 on Saturday....
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department employees honored
Four Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department employees were honored Tuesday for outstanding performance. Sheriff John Jordan presented Capt. Clann "Bud" Proffer with the 2012 Timothy J. Ruopp Award for outstanding service, according to a news release from the department...
Bus driver pulled over during field trip, no crime found
A school bus driver taking students on a field trip last week was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, but he had not been drinking, a Cape Girardeau school administrator said.
The driver complied with field sobriety tests and "came up clean," said Neil Glass, director of administrative services for the Cape Girardeau School District....
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