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BMU: Rate increase needed (07/30/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston residents and businesses should go ahead and begin planning now for their electric bills to go up. "I wish I could say I'm excited to be here," said Ed Throop, executive director of the Sikeston Board of Municipal Utilities, during the Sikeston City Council's special meeting Monday...
Sikeston Council approves starting TIF process for proposed new cinema (07/30/14)
scottw@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- The first step toward a new eight-screen Malco cinema in Sikeston has been approved by the Sikeston City Council. Council members approved beginning the process of establishing a Tax Increment Financing district during their special meeting Monday...
Motorists can no longer park on North Ingram (07/30/14)
SIKESTON -- Motorists may no longer park on North Ingram. Council members approved a bill amending city traffic code to establish no parking zones on both sides of North Ingram from Kennedy Drive to Smith Avenue during a special Sikeston City Council meeting Monday...
Officials: County residents need to know fire districts (07/30/14)
BENTON -- Knowing which fire district your home is in -- or if it is in any fire district at all -- is something worth knowing, according to Scott County commissioners. Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner for Scott County, said during the Commission's regular meeting Tuesday that he visited with the county resident that lost a home located near Chaffee and Scott City in an unincorporated area of Scott County to a fire July 23...
Kindergarten ready (07/30/14)
Gunner Hopkins and Nakiya Thatch, who will enter kindergarten this year, practice their cutting skills. While Gunner and Nakiya are already enrolled for classes at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center, those students who have not yet enrolled may do so between 8 a.m. ...
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