Altenburg, MO


Motorcyclist seriously injured in head-on crash

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - A 70-year-old Millersville man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Cape Girardeau County on Monday night, July 4. The crash happened at 10:09 p.m. on Missouri Highway 34, just 8 miles west of Jackson. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jim...
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Firework show at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau

Fireworks postponed in Murray, Ky. The fireworks display in Murray, Ky. was postponed due to dry weather conditions. Suspect wanted in armed robbery at Cape Girardeau pizza restaurant. Updated: 10 hours ago. |. Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at Marco's Pizza.

Major Case Squad investigating deadly shooting at Sikeston gas station

SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - A shooting overnight in Sikeston resulted in one woman’s death after being transported to a hospital with gunshot wounds. Sh’Tyana Ingram, 21, of Sikeston, died from her injuries after being taken to Saint Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, Mo. According to a release from...

Independence Day 5K held in Jackson, Mo.

JACKSON, Mo. (KFVS) - Around 400 runners and walkers hit the streets of Jackson on Monday morning, July 4 for the Independence Day 5K. The overall winners included Evan Stephens from Jackson (men’s) and Kayden Gilmore from Murphysboro (women’s). The event and went through the park and city....

Deadly crash in Bollinger County, Mo.

Crews responded to a fire involving a home, garage and side-by-side in Gordonville, Mo. Major Case Squad investigating deadly shooting at Sikeston gas station. A shooting overnight in Sikeston resulted in one woman’s death after being transported to a hospital with gunshot wounds. Shooting in Sikeston leaves one person...

2 charged in death of missing woman found buried in barn

CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS/Gray News) - Two people have been charged with murder in the death of a woman found buried in a barn in Missouri. On Friday, July 1, the Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney filed charges on Lawrence Schanda and Teresa Baumgartner for first-degree murder, armed criminal action and tampering with physical evidence in a felony investigation in the death of Schanda’s niece, 20-year-old Jessi Wilfong.

Cape Martial Arts programs for kids and events for adults

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo (KBSI) – With summer in full effect, many parents are feeling a little overwhelmed with all the free time their kids have now. But one local business is trying to change that. Cape Martial Arts are much more than just a combat gym. Cape Martial Arts...

Hazy, hot, and humid for the rest of the week

Temperatures continued to climb on the Fourth of July, with middle-90s for highs across the FOX 23 coverage area. We continue the warming trend over the next couple of days. We had mostly clear skies on Monday, and we keep the mostly clear skies into Tuesday. Given the heat and humidity, there’s a small chance for your typical summertime pop-up thunderstorm. They’ll be hit-or-miss, and likely more miss than hit.

BHC grads can earn low cost degrees with Saluki Step Ahead Program

A new partnership between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Black Hawk College lets students receive degrees in certain academic programs without the typical high cost. SIU Chancellor Austin A. Lane recently signed an agreement with Black Hawk College to participate in the Saluki Step Ahead Program. After graduating with an associate degree from the community […]

Man arrested for discharge of a firearm and threats in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) – Carbondale police officers responded to the 400 block of East Chestnut Street regarding an investigation of shots fired on June 26th. There were no injuries reported but there were reports of vehicles that had been struck by gunfire. During the course of the investigation 44...

Wreaths Across America honors veterans, brings community together

ALTO PASS, Ill. (KBSI) – For the first time, the Peachbarn Winery and Café played host to a Wreaths Across America fundraiser this weekend. On National Wreaths Across America Day, which falls on December 17, more than 2,500 cemeteries across the country will conduct wreath-laying ceremonies at the same time.

A Gathering of Grebings

Once again, I am not able to research a new story today, so I will share an old one. About a week ago, the Grebing Reunion took place in East Perry County. This story was posted back in 2017 when a previous reunion took place. I will add that a map of Altenburg shown in this post gives an answer to the question posed in a post several days ago about a parcel of land willed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg by Amalia (Grebing) Kluegel. The will mentioned that the land was near the creamery. That was likely part of the Grebing land shown in the map and would explain how the church became the owners of what would become the fairgrounds. FYI: The church no longer owns the fairgrounds.

Robert B. Becraft

Robert B. Becraft, 48, passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Cape Girardeau, MO, the son of Barney and June Becraft. He worked at Olin (Weiland) Corporation as a metal worker for over 20 years. During that time, Bob also graduated from Lewis and Clark Community College with his Associates Degree in Applied Science Computer Network Security and Administration and served as an IT consultant at Our Lady Queen of Peace School.