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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.
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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...
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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.

Waterfest Saturday at Wappapello Lake

(Wappapello) A big event takes place Saturday at Wappapello Lake in Wayne County. Becky Hayes, with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at the lake, says the annual Waterfest celebration will be happening. Saturday’s Waterfest runs from 11 until 3 at Redman Creek Beach in Wappapello.

Fourth of July events in the Heartland 2022

(KFVS) - Communities throughout the Heartland will be celebrating the nation’s independence. Send us your Fourth of July events to The city of Jackson will hold its Independence Day Celebration on Monday, July 4. Activities will include a 5K run/walk that starts at 7:04 a.m., the Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show by The Capaha Antique Car Club from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sycamore Lane, mud volleyball at 9 a.m. at Pavilion 1, golf ball drop at 4:30 p.m. at Legion Baseball Field, The Quarantine Band at 7 p.m. at Nick Leist Memorial Band Shell, Jackson Municipal Band Concert at 8 p.m. also at the band shell and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. at City Park. Food stands and a beer garden will also be set up at Parkview Drive starting at 9 a.m.

Grieving is different for everyone

Having lost my grandmother, one of my mentors in the journalism field and a friend that I’ve known for more than 30 years since the beginning of 2022, I’ve gotten quite acquainted with the grieving process. One of the silver linings of that is that I’ve also gained...

Bishop signs with Cornell College

After being a part of football returning to Doniphan, Dawson Bishop will continue his career on the gridiron as he signed with Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. "This is great not just for me, but for Doniphan as well," Bishop said. "It's been a long time since Doniphan has had someone play college football and knowing that the program here can continue moving forward because it helped me get to where I am."

Area Traffic Accidents Injure Two People

An Indiana woman was hurt early Tuesday when her SUV ran off I-55 south of Steele and into a large drainage ditch. Troop E reports 20 year old Adriana Ramirez of South Bend received moderate injuries and was taken to a Cape Girardeau hospital. One person was hurt in a...

Obituary: Jo Evelyn 'Mama Jo' Taplin

Jo Evelyn “Mama Jo” Taplin, 79, returned to her maker Wednesday, June 15, surrounded by her sons Tommy and Rodney and family at her home in Patterson, Missouri. Mama Jo leaves a legacy of two children, 14 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Connie Mack Waller, and her second husband, Glen William Taplin Jr.; her sister, Lois Lane; and her parents Etha and Birdie Sisk. She is also survived by her sisters Betty Carter and Martha Randolph and eight nieces and nephews.

Motorcycle Accident Leads to Fatality

Fremont, MO. – A one-vehicle accident has led to the fatality of the driver on June 16th, at roughly 2:00PM. A 2016 Harley Davidson Road King was being ridden on US 60, going Eastbound, when they crashed just one and a half miles East of Fremont. The rider was Michael Beckham, 71 of Winchester Kansas.