The Moore House history continues in this remarkable museum in Charleston, Missouri
Note to reader: The article below is based on research and a curious interest in the local historic buildings and places on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). I write extensively about these places because they have helped to shape communities around us. Whenever I research a house, I always find another story.
Former Chaffee teacher makes first court appearance
Boys to Men forum aims to curb gun violence in southern Illinois. Keeping your kids safe online is one thing, but making sure they feel comfortable talking to you about it in case they do find themselves in an uncomfortable situation is another. Boys to Men Forum in Carbondale aims...
Sikeston and Kelly soccer teams suffer tough defeats
The youthful Sikeston and Kelly girls’ soccer teams suffered tough losses on Thursday, March 30. Sikeston (0-6-0) fell 6-0 to Saxony Lutheran (3-1-0) at the Sports Complex, while Kelly (2-3-2) lost 8-0 at Notre Dame (3-1-2). “Coming into the game I knew that Notre Dame was a very tough...
Wanted Cairo man arrested in Texas on murder charges
CARBONDALE, IL — A wanted Cairo man was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder Tuesday, stemming from the October 2022 shooting death of 19-year-old Jacob Gary in Carbondale. According to a release from the office of Jackson County State's Attorney Joseph Cervantez, 20-year-old Daurice Morse was identified as...
Burger’s game-deciding goal lifts Kelly past Sikeston
BENTON, Mo. —For the second time in less than a week, the Kelly girls’ soccer team defeated Sikeston in a highly contested game. The Lady Hawks (2-2-2) won 1-0 over the Lady Bulldogs (0-5-0) at Kelly High School on Wednesday, March 29. “We brought the intensity throughout the...
First United Methodist Church in Sikeston to host helicopter egg drop
SIKESTON, Mo. (HEARTLAND WEEKEND) - The egg drop event will take place on Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. There will also be an egg hunt, located at the South Lawn of the church at 1307 N. Main St. For more updates, visit their Facebook page.
Sikeston projects receive over $3 million in grants
Four different projects in Sikeston were awarded over $3 million in grants Thursday through the Community Revitalization Grant Program. The City of Sikeston along with the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation (DAEOC), Grace Community Center, and the SEMO Food Bank were all awarded grants, totaling $3,317,353. The City of Sikeston received $770,634 for the expansion of Legion Park. Sikeston Director of Parks and Recreation Dustin Care said that the city parking lot to the west of Legion Park that is asphalt will be turned into green space and a downtown bathroom will be built that will go inside of the existing Legion Park. You can learn more in the Standard Democrat.
Mitchell John Dirnberger, former Chaffee Junior and Senior High school teacher faces three offenses
On Friday, March 24, charges were filed against Mitchell J. Dirnberger for a sexual encounter with a young female student. Dirnberger was charged on March 28 with three offenses, including promoting a sexual performance to a child (a Class C felony), endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree (a Class D felony) and sexual misconduct in the second degree (a Class C misdemeanor).
New marijuana dispensary to be built in Cairo, Illinois, to create 20 to 25 jobs
CARIO,IL — A major development plan underway in Cairo, Illinois, aims to bring with it growth and economic development. The city has partnered with Blounts and Moore LLC to build a marijuana dispensary on Kessler Road near the exit 1 ramp for Interstate 57. City leaders say they expect...
Scott County road work – Route W
Route W in Scott County will be closed as railroad crews perform railroad maintenance. This section of the roadway is located from Russell Street to Rose Street in Oran. Weather permitting, work will begin Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Daily Headlines Newsletter.
Charleston shuts out Meridian
CHARLESTON, Mo. — Chase Worthy drove in four runs and Lane Morrow threw a no-hit, three-inning shutout for Charleston during an 18-0 win over Meridian (Ill.) on Thursday, March 30. The Bluejays (3-2) had seven different players register a hit and eight different players record an RBI. “We took...
Sikeston Dept. of Public Safety Patrol Division to move to 10-hour shifts
SIKESTON, Mo. (KFVS) - The Sikeston Department of Public Safety Patrol Division will be moving from 8-hour shifts to 10-hour shifts. According to a release from the city, the change was approved by the Sikeston City Council at their Monday, March 27 meeting, and will take effect starting with the new budget cycle, which begins July 1.
Late rally comes up short for East Prairie at Advance
ADVANCE, Mo. — The East Prairie softball team could not climb out of an early hole and fell at Advance on Thursday, March 30. The Lady Hornets (4-1) used a strong performance on the mound from Brogan Hawkins, who earned a complete-game win, to secure the 4-2 victory over the Lady Eagles (1-3).
Sikeston DPS 4 day work week
Crews were on the scene of a large field fire Tuesday afternoon, March 28. People are beginning to fill the pews now that churches have returned to in-person services--according to the PEW Research Center. Marijuana dispensary groundbreaking tomorrow in Cairo. Updated: 3 hours ago. |. A recreational marijuana dispensary will...
Dexter Community Report, 03-27-23
The following are highlights from the City of Dexter administrative reports submitted at the March 27 city council meeting. KLA Development and the owner of 8180 Main St (formerly proposed for Mill Creek Brewery) reached a purchase agreement conditional on the city’s approval of KLA’s planned condominiums. KLA's next step will be applying for conceptual review.
Sikeston making changes to local park
Rising drug shortages in the U.S. are impacting not only those out shopping for medicines they need, but pharmacies looking to treat patients as well. Expanding Thrillville Marion, Ill. Updated: 4 hours ago. |. Leaders in Marion, Illinois said the new developments planned around the Thrillville Thrillbillies’ ballpark will be...
Sikeston tennis beats Jackson
SIKESTON, MO. — The Sikeston boys’ tennis team picked up a 6-3 win over SEMO Conference foe Jackson at Sikeston High School on Wednesday, March 29. The Bulldogs (1-0) won four of the six singles matches and two out of the three doubles matches against the Indians (2-1).
Cairo's Magnolia Celebration returns in May
The 2nd annual Cairo Magnolia Celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 6. The fundraiser for the Cairo Historical Preservation Project will once again be held on the grounds of the historic 1869 Magnolia Manor on Washington Avenue. Last year’s celebration had close to 200 people in attendance. and nearly $20,000...
Charleston holds off Delta for 2-1 win
DELTA, Mo. — The Charleston baseball team won 2-1 at Delta on Wednesday, March 29. The Bluejays (2-2) ended a two-game slide with a victory against the Bobcats (0-3). “I thought we did some good baseball things today,” said Charleston coach Michael Minner. “We manufactured a couple of runs and made it last. I’m proud of our effort. We’re trying to make some adjustments and improve. Guys want to win and that’s fun to see. I think we have a great dugout right now with kids who want to get better.”
SEMO-NASV to open satellite office in New Madrid
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – The Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence (SEMO-NASV) is opening a new satellite office with the goal of expanding access to services for Southeast Missouri. The new satellite office will be in New Madrid, Missouri. A move that Development Director Alix Gasser says is...
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