Campbell, MO

Holcomb softball’s Montana Long signs with William Woods University

2022 Holcomb graduate Montana Long’s hard work has paid off – she’s a finalist for the 2022 Semoball Awards, and she recently signed to continue playing softball at the next level for William Woods University where she will chase her passions for softball and equestrian science. Long...
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Man accused raping child over several years

HAYTI, MO. (KAIT) - Police arrested a Hayti man Saturday after they say he raped a child multiple times. On June 16, the police department received a report of a child who had been sexually assaulted. According to Saturday’s news release, the alleged crime “occurred over the span of several...
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Longtime MSHSAA baseball official steps away from the plate

If you really want to know the origins of Joe Baldwin passing judgment on pitchers’ accuracy throughout Southeast Missouri, you’d have to go all the way back to the dusty dirt fields of the Marston Little League in the early 1960s. “I was probably about 12 years old,”...

Dexter American Legion Presents Its 2022 High School Awards

Dexter American Legion Post 557 proudly announces its High School Awards for 2022. The American Legion High School Award is presented annually to two graduating seniors from Dexter High School, and is based upon the individual's Grade Point Average (GPA), attendance, and participation in school and community activities. The graduates...

Plenty of Fireworks Stands around Kennett

There are plenty of places around Kennett where you can buy fireworks, but the city’s Fire Chief says don’t forget you can’t shoot them just yet. Chief Paul Spain said KFD has the responsibility of inspecting fireworks stands. You can start shooting fireworks legally in Kennett starting...

One Vehicle Traffic Accidents Leave Five Hurt

Three Blytheville residents were hurt when the vehicle they were in ran off CR 498 south of Steele and overturned. According to the MSHP, three passengers in the vehicle: 20 year old Garret Jackson, 22 year old Thomas Lewis, and 23 year old Vanessa Ivy were taken to the hospital in Blytheville with moderate to serious injuries.

Improving outdoor attractions is a worthy priority

On Thursday, the Greater Poplar Bluff Area Chamber of Commerce announced plans for a new 3-mile foot and bike path called the Wolf Creek Connector Trail. It will link Wolf Creek’s South Trailhead to paths on PP Highway. Once completed, residents can walk from Westwood Boulevard to the 20-plus miles of Wolf Creek Trails, and eventually into Mark Twain National Forest.

Fisk Fireworks’ final fête? Small community known for big spectacle struggles with funds

UTICA - Next year, Fourth of July may be a little quieter in Winnebago County. Every year on July 3, the unincorporated community of Fisk, located about five miles southwest of Oshkosh, puts on a "Fire in the Sky" fireworks show to crowds of spectators from across the area, funded entirely by donations. This year, the volunteers are...

Juneteenth event very successful

Organizers report a Juneteenth celebration held Saturday, June 18, at Bacon Park was very successful, with more than 1,000 people in attendance. It also included over 30 vendors and organizations, said organizer R.T. McCain. “We would like to thank all the vendors and organizations for coming out,” he said. This year marked the third annual Juneteenth celebration for this group. The day began with morning prayer, followed by music with Dee Williams and Ashley Matlock. Karaoke, a kickball tournament, spades tournament, talent show, sack races and fireworks were also planned. Barbecue was served and Poplar Bluff Fire Department firefighters made an appearance to talk about fire safety and prevention.

Kennett basketball hosts junior boys and girls skills camp

The Kennett High School basketball team and coaching staff hosted a boys and girls skills camp this week for children of all ages. Coach Noll Billing's camp is designed to teach children not just the fundamentals of basketball, but also to help them develop skills and values that they can use both on and off the court.

Donations needed to help save small town fireworks tradition

FISK (WLUK) -- A Northeast Wisconsin small community's Fourth of July fireworks display is in jeopardy. Organizers of the village of Fisk's “Fire in the Sky” fireworks says fundraising efforts are underway and they're getting down to the wire. Each year, the village puts on a fireworks display...

Dexter Appoints Student Reps to Boards and Commissions

Some young and fresh perspective has been added to Dexter’s boards and commissions. At its June 13, 2022, meeting, the Dexter City Council approved Mayor Keough’s recommendations for student representatives to the City’s governmental groups. Dexter City Council is an exception among area municipalities in that it...

Truck fire on Business 67 and Highway W

Poplar Bluff city and Butler County firefighters responded at 11 a.m. Thursday to a tractor trailer fire at the intersection of Business Highway 67 north, Barron Road and Highway W. The vehicle’s brakes caught fire, said Poplar Bluff Battalion Chief Roy Lane. The fire then entered the trailer, which was loaded with pickles. The driver was able to drive the truck away from the trailer, and limit the spread of the fire. The vehicle was cleared from the scene and the road reopened shortly after the fire was extinguished. Butler County Health Department, Poplar Bluff Police Department and the state fire marshal were also at the scene.
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Poplar Bluff students to receive free school supplies

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (KFVS) - Parents of students attending the Poplar Bluff R-1 School District won’t need to shop for supplies for the 2022-2023 school year. According to the district, all basic supply lists have been purchased for every student in grades pre-K through. In a post on their...