Over 100 years old: the Huhn-Harrison House in Cape Girardeau, MissouriCJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Walmart gave some of its stores in Missouri a facelift: more upgraded stores will occur in 2024CJ CoombsNewsBreak Contributor
Police Searching For 47-year-old woman last seen on Oct 10, 2023, in IllinoisS.BrownNewsBreak Contributor
Arrest Made in Carbondale Homicide InvestigationNews WaveNewsBreak Contributor
Major food store chain opens another location in MissouriKristen WaltersNewsBreak Contributor
The Ghost Town of Seventysix: Echoes of a Mississippi Legacy
Nestled just a short distance from Farrar, Missouri, the ghost town of Seventysix stands as a haunting testament to the ebbs and flows of American history. Founded in 1837, this once-thriving community by the Mississippi River now invites visitors to explore its eerie allure. With an origin shrouded in mystery and folklore, including tales of a steamboat captain's 76th landing, Seventysix grew from the entrepreneurial spirit of John Wilkinson, a shipbuilder who turned a sunken dream into a prosperous reality.
These cobden, IL based Dogs are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around cobden..
Christmas Cookie Walk to be held in Old Appleton this weekend
OLD APPLETON, Mo. (HEARTLAND WEEKEND) - A family-friendly Christmas Cookie Walk will take place this Sunday on the historic Apple Creek Bridge in Old Appleton. The event is scheduled to take place from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on December 3. According to a spokesperson for the event, Santa and...
Jacob, Illinois: A Hidden Haven of Rural Bliss
Jacob, Illinois, is a serene rural retreat nestled in the heart of Jackson County. Home to fewer than 300 residents, this charming small town is the epitome of peaceful, rural living. With a median age of 52.1, the community is mature and family-focused, boasting a majority of white-collar workers and high homeownership rates. The average household income of $99,736 reflects a stable economy, while varied education levels and a predominantly married demographic underscore the town's commitment to family values and education.
Saupe/Scholl Spouses in Shawneetown
Lina Pauline Scholl would be celebrating her special 150th birthday today if she was still alive. Lina was born on November 29, 1873, the daughter of Tobias and Wilhelmina (Ruehling) Scholl. She was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Wells. An image of her baptism record from that congregation’s books is pictured here.
Making the Season Bright
The campus community will once again gather in celebration to ring in the holiday season at the third-annual Wittenberg Tree Lighting event on Thursday, Nov. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Chapel Lawn and Alumni Way. The official tree lighting will take place on Chapel Lawn at 5:30 p.m....
Perryville woman hurt in Bollinger County crash
JEFFERSON CITY — A 25-year-old Perryville woman suffered moderate injuries in a traffic crash on Highway 51 in Bollinger County Tuesday, Nov. 21. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Christa A. Hoitt was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. The patrol says Hoitt was driving a...
Set up “to fail:” Air Traffic Control shortage casts clouds over SIU aviation program
Students in SIU’s aviation program help make Southern Illinois Airport in Murphysboro the third busiest in the state, but a recent shortage of air traffic controllers led to potentially dangerous conditions recently. Two sources close to the situation said a newly hired controller who didn’t get enough training created...
Gorham's Historic Train Depot: A Journey Through Railroading History
Nestled in the heart of Gorham, the Historic Train Depot stands as a proud monument to the town's railroading past. Built in 1854 by the Illinois Central Railroad, this architectural gem marked a new era for Gorham, transforming it into a bustling hub of commerce and tourism. The depot, which served as a key stop on the 'Charter Lines', played a pivotal role in the development of Illinois, linking the Mississippi River to Chicago and bolstering the Great Migration. Today, it invites history buffs to explore the charm and significance of this landmark.
Friedheim teens seriously injured in Cape County crash
JEFFERSON CITY — Two Friedheim teenagers suffered serious injuries in a traffic crash on Route E in Cape Girardeau County Saturday morning. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the 15-year-old and 16-year-old were taken to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment. The patrol says the crash happened when a...
Jackson Christmas Parade set for Dec. 3
JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - The 2023 Uptown Jackson Revitalization Organization Christmas Parade will be Sunday, December 3. The parade starts at 5 p.m. According to organizers, parking on the following streets will be restricted starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday:. Both sides of High St. from Madison St. to W....
MNVM unveils newest exhibit Dec. 8
PERRYVILLE – The Missouri National Veterans Memorial in Perryville is excited to unveil its museum’s newest item: A 1954 Willy’s Jeep!. Over the last two academic school years, the jeep has been refurbished by the talented instructors and incredible students at Perryville Area Career & Technology Center.
Frohna's Saxon Lutheran Memorial: A Cultural Beacon of Pioneer Spirit
Nestled in the rolling hills of Perry County, Missouri, Frohna's Saxon Lutheran Memorial serves as an open-air museum that encapsulates the spirit and culture of the Saxon Lutheran immigrants. Established in 1962 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980, this tranquil site features historic buildings such as a log cabin, barn, and schoolhouse, offering a window into the lives of 19th-century settlers who sought religious freedom. Anchored by the Christian A. Bergt Farm Complex, the museum showcases artifacts that illustrate the settlers' domestic and agricultural lifestyles.
Carbondale man with felony faces possession of a firearm charge
Carbondale. Ill. (KBSI) – A man is being charged for threatening a victim with a gun. On November 23, 2023 at 4:58 p.m. officers with the Carbondale Police Department arrived at the 500 block of East Sycamore Street in Carbondale regarding a disturbance. Larry M. Williams, age 40, of...
Gov. Parson celebrates completion of Rte. A bridge over Whitewater River
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - The completion of the new Route A bridge over Whitewater River in Cape Girardeau County was celebrated on Tuesday, November 28. Missouri Governor Mike Parson attended the celebration at the site of the bridge, which was included in the Focus on Bridges programs to repair or replace 250 bridges across the state.
Gas Price Comparison Across Various Stations in the WSIL Region
Explore the fluctuating gas prices in the WSIL region. Discover the cheapest stations in Mount Vernon, Maran, Southeast Missouri city of Jackson, and Paduka. Stay informed about the current gas prices and where to find the best deals.
Konner Hobeck scores 26 to lead Oak Ridge past Perryville
The Oak Ridge Blue Jays started the basketball season strong with a 66-47 win over the Perryville Pirates in the first round of the Woodland Invitational Tournament on Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Marble Hill, Mo. Senior Konner Hobeck led Oak Ridge with a 26-point performance, followed by 18 points from...
Echoes of the Coal Era: The Resilient Spirit of Dowell, Illinois
Nestled within Jackson County, Illinois, the small village of Dowell holds a treasure trove of untold narratives from an era when coal was king. The early 20th-century saw this humble village transform with the boom of the Kathleen Coal Mine, where miners of diverse origins, including Eastern European immigrants, delved into the earth's depths. Despite the constant specter of danger that loomed in the tunnels below, from cave-ins to the insidious black lung disease, the spirit of the people of Dowell remained resilient, their tales of perseverance woven into the fabric of the town's identity.
Bryant hosts area high school students for annual Youth Advisory Council
INA, Ill. – Earlier this month, roughly 50 high school students from 16 schools across the 58th Senate District gathered at Rend Lake College to participate in State Senator Terri Bryant’s (R-Murphysboro) annual Youth Advisory Council. “Through these events, we have found that young people often have unique...
Discovering Roots and Resilience: The Story of The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum
In the quaint town of Altenburg, Missouri, The Lutheran Heritage Center & Museum offers a window into the hardships and triumphs of German Lutheran immigrants. This remarkable museum, established by the Perry County Lutheran Historical Society, honors the bravery of nearly 700 settlers who, in 1838, embarked on a perilous voyage from Germany to America. The museum's extensive collection of artifacts, documents, and photographs paint a vivid picture of their journey and the vibrant communities they established in Perry County.