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Experience Chester: Top 3 Pubs You Simply Can't Miss
This article presents a guide to three remarkable pubs in Chester. Have you had the chance to visit any of them? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments section below.
Firefighters band together to put out flames in the Heartland
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - ”The wind is pushing the fires quicker if you know basics of fire, fire needs air. It’s giving it more air the fuel load on the ground is dry right now,” said Chief Rob Francis of Fruitland First District. Chief Francis...
Rockwood Honors Building-Level Teachers of the Year
An important part of any student's education is a teacher who sets high expectations for learning, and the Rockwood School District is proud of our highly effective teachers and staff members. Throughout February, each Rockwood school announced its own Teacher of the Year. That teacher then completes the Department of...
Ivie files as Republican candidate for Cape Girardeau Co. coroner race
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - On Tuesday morning, Ted Ivie officially filed as a Republican candidate for the Cape Girardeau County coroner race. Ivie has spent his career serving the community as a paramedic, with thousands of hours of experience and leadership under his belt. He also attended Southeast Missouri...
Murphysboro's Pizza Scene: 3 Unforgettable Pies You Need to Taste
In this article, we explore three exceptional pizzerias in Murphysboro. Have you had the chance to sample their delicacies? If you have, we'd love to hear your thoughts. Please leave your comments below:
C2 Sectional: Puxico routs St. Vincent in historic Battle of the Indians
The Class 2 Sectional matchup between St. Vincent and Puxico was not only the battle of the Indians but also a showdown between dueling teams of destiny. St Vincent won its first district championship since 2005 and Puxico won their title for the first time since 2007. St. Vincent had...
Investigators say altercation between 1 suspect, victim led to deadly stabbing in Cape Girardeau
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Two people have been charged in connection with a deadly stabbing in Cape Girardeau. Ariel Escobar-Soler, 25, of Cape Girardeau, was charged with felony second-degree murder and felony armed criminal action. Marcos Lopez, 23, of Cape Girardeau, was charged with felony tampering with physical evidence.
Chester High School deals with perceived threat
CHESTER — Officials at Chester High School notified parents last week that there had been a social media threat directed toward the school. According to the notification, the high school immediately contacted the Chester Police Department which sent officers to the school. The notification stated “All students are safe,...
Realizing the dream: Diamante Jackson
As a young person and a Black man, Diamante Jackson said he’s faced his fair share of obstacles finding his way in the funeral industry. “When you’re coming up in business, funeral homes have been and still are segregated today,” Jackson said. “And a lot of folks, they don’t want to help you come up in the funeral business. You know, it’s almost like a thing where every man is for himself.”
Rockwood Transportation Launches New School Bus Information App, Here Comes the Bus
The Rockwood Transportation Department has launched a new app that will allow families to monitor daily school bus information, including where a specific bus is on its route. The “Here Comes the Bus'' app utilizes GPS and allows parents to receive notifications when the bus is approaching their student’s bus stop. Parents have the ability to set up a geofenced area near their stop and choose how they are notified.
Jackson R-2 School District receives donation of eclipse viewing glasses
JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - On Monday, the Jackson R-2 School District received a donation of thousands of eclipse viewing glasses for the total solar eclipse. According to to the district, Uptown Jackson donated a total of 6,800 eclipse glasses for all the students and teachers to use on the April 8 eclipse.
Cowan named Steeleville Athletic Director
Tuesday morning, Steeleville girls basketball coach Clint Cowan announced he had accepted the position of Athletic Director at Steeleville. Cowan says he will remain girls basketball coach at the school. He led the program to a 12-16 finish in his first season at the helm, concluding in a double overtime 56-49 loss to Gibault Catholic in the New Athens 1A Regional.
Board of Education Holds First Student Advisory Group Meeting
The Board of Education held its first-ever Student Advisory Group meeting before the regularly scheduled Board meeting Feb. 22. The Student Advisory Group consists of sophomores and juniors from each of the four high schools and the Pathways Wellness Center. In an invitation to the students - who were selected by their building principals - the Board shared that the purpose of the group is an opportunity for Board members to connect with, and hear directly from, Rockwood students.
Snake Road visitors give safety tips as the road closes early
UNION COUNTY, IL — After an earlier-than-normal closure due to high temperatures, Forest Service Road No. 345, or Snake Road in Union County, Illinois, is already attracting visitors. Shawnee National Forest closed the road on Wednesday, allowing snakes and other amphibians to cross it safely. Typically, the 2.5-mile road...
Ronald Talbott of Jackson Middle School receives Feb. 2024 Jan Dils Golden Apple Award
VIENNA, W.Va. (WTAP) - Ronald Talbott, special education teacher at Jackson Middle School, is the Feb. 2023 recipient of the Jan Dils Golden Apple Award. Talbott, who has been Jackson for two years, was nominated by fellow colleague, Cherish George, who describes him as the “Yes Man”, stating that he is always willing to help “tackle it with a smile on his face. He dedicates countless hours both within work and outside.”
Celebrate Agriculture: March 3-9 is Thank a Farmer Week
PERRY COUNTY — Our changing economy illustrates how agriculture impacts our lives now more than ever. Thanks to Missouri farmers, consumers have many choices for the locally sourced food and goods they enjoy. Around the world, consumers value what our farmers and ranchers produce. Missouri Farm Bureau, Perry County Farm Bureau and county Farm Bureau’s across the state are joining forces to celebrate the importance of agriculture, March 3-9, during Celebrate Agriculture: Thank a Farmer Week!
Burn bans, red flag warnings in the Heartland
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Windy, dry conditions led to several fires in the Heartland. Area law enforcement agencies and fire departments asked residents to not burn anything. Missouri. The Cape Girardeau County commission issued a “no burn advisory” on Tuesday, Feb. 27. This is because of the temperature, low...
Father looking for answers; says son was tied to chair at school
CHESTER, Il. (KBSI)- Sawyer Wilson is a 34-year-old single father, who is looking for justice for his three-year-old, nonverbal, Autistic son, Nicholas. “He was restrained they said with a plastic tablecloth.”. Wilson says the superintendent, Kimberly Briggs informed him through this letter, his son Nicholas, was restrained and tied to...
Cape Girardeau Co. park shelters reserved for Heartland Eclipse
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - We’re just 41 days away from a total eclipse in the Heartland, and access to three Cape Girardeau County parks will be limited that day. Officials say all the shelters at Cape County Park North and South, as well as Klaus Park have been reserved for April 8.
Rebecca Johnson leads Crusaders into quarterfinals
It was a game of runs on Monday between the Saxony Lutheran Crusaders and the Twin Rivers Royals. In the end, it was a massive third quarter that gave the Crusaders a 58-35 win. “It’s a big moment,” Crusaders coach Chris Crawford said. “There were a ton of people here,...