SCTC teacher is semifinalist for national awardSIKESTON — Sikeston Career and Technology Center welding technology instructor Brent Trankler has been named a semifinalist for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools 2018 Prize for Teaching...
Portageville man struck by car, killed late TuesdayMALDEN, Mo. — A Portageville man was killed after being struck by a vehicle while walking in the road late Tuesday in Dunklin County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the incident occurred...
Miner police searching for additional suspect in Aug. 9 robberyMINER, Mo. — A third woman is now being sought in connection to a robbery in Miner last week. According to Miner Police Chief Chris Griggs, the robbery occurred Aug. 9 at Miner business when two...
First day of schoolWednesday marked the first day of school for all Sikeston R-6 students. While many returned for another year of school, some young students experienced their first day of kindergarten at the Sikeston...
- Ferguson patients have questions after acquisition (8/15/18)
- Patrol: Be sure to watch for students with schools back in session (8/14/18)
- Celebrating 60 years young: 'High School Musical 2' opens Sikeston Little Theatre’s season (8/14/18)
- Electronic waste recycling day is Thursday in Sikeston (8/14/18)
- Perryville man sentenced to 35 years in prison after being found guilty in Scott County (8/12/18)
- Man stabbed in dispute early Friday in Sikeston (8/10/18)
- Rodeo Week continues (8/10/18)
- Felony theft from Miner business investigated (8/10/18)
- Going digital: Grant funds electronic health record system for 14 area counties (8/10/18)
- New Charleston R-I Central Office is open for business (8/10/18)
- Ferguson Medical Group joins Saint Francis Healthcare System
- As rodeo chairman, Merideth getting up close look at rodeo tradition
- Felony theft from Miner business investigated
- Ferguson patients have questions after acquisition
- Celebrating 60 years young: 'High School Musical 2' opens Sikeston Little Theatre’s season
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- Charleston Fighting Squirrels claims first Senior Babe Ruth World Series title with 4-1 win over Mobile (Ala.)A swarm of Charleston players dogpiled on Sikeston’s Will Pratt, Sunday afternoon, as the former Bulldog recorded the final out of the Babe Ruth World Series, and a championship for the Fighting Squirrels — the first one in program history. Charleston defeated Mobile, Alabama, 4-1 behind strong pitching and timely hitting...
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End of civilization prediction may not be too far-fetched (8/15/18)Way back in the 1970s, a brainy group of MIT professors and researchers developed a computer model that predicted the “end of civilized life as we know it” by 2040. And as part of that computer...
Time for election, rodeo, back-to-school overview (8/11/18)Election day, the annual Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and back-to-school. Put simply, it’s a busy time in our neck of the woods. Let me briefly comment on all three. First the election. To me, at least, no...
It’s critical to vote in Tuesday’s election (8/4/18)Tuesday is primary election day in Missouri. There was once a time not too long ago when primary election day— at least for local candidates — was more important than the November general election...
California plot shaking up the real estate world (8/1/18)Manhattan was purchased from native Americans by the Dutch in 1626 for 60 guilders or about $1,000. Calling itself the cultural, financial, media and entertainment capital, Manhattan is perhaps the...
Pondering the contents of liberals’ daily prayers (7/28/18)1I wonder if liberals pray? Okay, that’s a ridiculous question because, of course, liberals pray. But here’s what prompts the question. With the current chaos — and frightening chaos at that — we have...
‘Opportunity’ Democrats planning own path forward (7/25/18)1With an incendiary President capable of mass alienation and mid-term election history on their side, the Democrats should be poised for the upcoming November election showdown. Instead, the Democrats...
Margaret Kasting (8/16/18)SIKESTON — Margaret Ann Kasting, 78, died Aug. 16, 2018, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Monday at Ponder Funeral Home.
Kevin Essner (8/16/18)KELSO, Mo. — Kevin Joseph Essner, 52, of Kelso, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 15, 1965, in Cape Girardeau, Mo., to Vincent Stephen...
Alice Bell (8/16/18)EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. — Alice Bell, 94, died Aug. 15, 2018, at Bertrand Nursing Center. Born Jan. 16, 1924, in East Prairie, daughter of the late Harry and Chessie Zook Ishmael, she had been employed in...
George Smith Jr. (8/16/18)WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — George Wynn Smith Jr., 84, died May 5, 2018. Born Feb. 9, 1934, in Dyersburg, Tenn., son of the late George Wynn Smith Sr. and Myrtle Goodin Smith, he grew up in Tiptonville, Tenn., and spent summers in Charleston, Mo. He attended high school at Philips Exeter Academy followed by college and law school at Harvard University. ...
Donna Richardson (8/14/18)SIKESTON — Donna Faye Berry Richardson, 71, died Aug. 13, 2018, at Region One Medical Center in Memphis, Tenn. Arrangements are incomplete at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Barbara Yant (8/14/18)MATTHEWS, Mo. — Barbara Jean Yant, 64, passed away on Aug. 14, 2018, at her home in Matthews. Born Oct. 10, 1954, in Hayti, daughter of the late Durwood and Mattie Moore White Sr., she worked in the cafeteria at Missouri Delta Medical Center until 2016 when ill health forced her retirement and a member of Crossroads of Hope Community Church...