Missouri man admits to starting fires in Mark Twain National Forest
An Missouri man appeared in federal court Tuesday and admitted starting fires in the Mark Twain National Forest and threatening a federal officer.
U.S. Route 67 road work
U.S. Route 67 in St. Francois, Madison, Wayne, and Butler Counties will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement striping. This section of roadway is located from the Jefferson County line to U.S. 160 in Butler County. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, March 27 through Monday, April 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
SEMO Electric celebrates $16.6M broadband expansion grant
SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - SEMO Electric Cooperative is getting millions of dollars to expand broadband access in southeast Missouri. The co-op received a $16 million grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Governor Mike Parson made the announcement in January. A grant celebration luncheon was held on Monday, March...
Indictment charging fiancé with Katelyn Markham’s murder unsealed
Newly unsealed court records are providing more information on the arrest made Wednesday in connection to the death of Katelyn Markham. Markham’s fiancé at the time of her disappearance, John Carter, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. In court records unsealed Thursday, it was revealed that Carter, 34, was indicted...
SEMO Electric awarded $16.6M grant to expand its fiber services
SIKESTON — Over $16 million has been awarded to SEMO Electric Cooperative to improve internet access in rural southeast Missouri. As part of the $261 million Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program of the Missouri Department of Economic Development, or DED, SEMO Electric Cooperative has been given $16.6 million. On Monday,...
Route 67 Striping Soon
(St. Francois County, MO) U.S. Route 67 in St. Francois, Madison, Wayne, and Butler Counties will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement striping. This section of roadway is located from the Jefferson County line to U.S. 160 in Butler County. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, March 27 through Monday, April 10 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The work zone will be marked with signs during this moving operation. Motorists are urged to use extreme caution while traveling near the area. For additional information, please contact Resident Engineer Audie Pulliam at 417-469-2589, contact MoDOT’s Customer Service Center toll-free at 1-888-ASK-MODOT (1-888-275-6636) or visit www.modot.org/southeast.
Butler County Road Work – North Outer Road 60
North Outer Road 60 in Butler County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between County Road 523 and the U.S. 67 crossover in Poplar Bluff. Weather permitting, work will take place Wednesday, March 22 from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Be an informed voter for April 4
The April 4 election is fast approaching. In the coming weeks we’ll have more information on candidates for contested school board and city council races. We hope these articles will help you make an informed decision when the time comes to cast your ballot. We’ll also be running articles...
Helen (Sparkman) Brandt, 97, departed this earthly life Sunday, March 19, 2023, in Decatur, Illinois. She was born in western Butler County to Myrtle (Davis) Boxx and Luther Boxx. After attending four different grade schools and two years of high school at Ellsinore, she graduated from Poplar Bluff High school in 1943. Beginning her teaching at age 17, she taught rural schools in Butler County 14 years. By attending college classes during the summer during the summer terms, she received her BSE degree in 1962. After teaching two years at Fox School at Arnold, Missouri and 17 years at Poplar Bluff Junior High School, Helen retired in 1980. (Helen often remarked that teaching was a rewarding vocation – not financially, but watching children learn.)
U.S. Route 67 reduced for pavement striping
U.S. Route 67 in St. Francois, Madison, Wayne, and Butler Counties will be reduced to one lane as contractor crews perform pavement striping. This section of roadway is located from the Jefferson County line to U.S. 160 in Butler County. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, March 27 through...
5th annual Earthquake Summit to be held in Portageville
Butler County Emergency Management Director Robbie Myers explains what you need and why you need to prepare for earthquakes in the Heartland. First Alert Action Day | Digital News Desk update 2/14/23. Updated: Feb. 14, 2023 at 5:19 PM CST. |. Grant Dade joins us live to look at the...
Butler County road work – Route HH
Route HH in Butler County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge maintenance. This section of roadway is located between County Road 335 and Route H, east of Neelyville. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, March 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1 injured in 2-vehicle crash involving Neelyville R-4 school bus
BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - U.S. Highway 67 is open following a crash involving a school bus and a car Wednesday morning, March 15. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol online traffic report, a school bus was stopped on southbound 67, 2 miles north of Neelyville, when a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, also going southbound, hit it.
Student airlifted to hospital after crash with school bus
BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. – One student is injured following a school bus crash in Neelyville, Mo., Wednesday morning. MSHP Troop E responded to a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday, March 15, involving a full school bus and a smaller vehicle. The crash closed both lanes of Highway 67 at Neelyville....
DRONE12: Houck Stadium project progress
Dozens of Students in Butler County are shaken, but ok, after the school bus they were on this morning was involved in a crash. A heartland university is getting a head start on celebrating Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Construction continues on Houck Field. Updated: 3 hours ago. |. The...
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