SD ROUNDUP: Sikeston girls, Dexter boys advance to Class 4, District 1 semifinal
(High School Sports ~ 02/25/17)
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- The Sikeston girls basketball team had no problem advancing to the next round of the Class 4, District 1 tournament Saturday afternoon. The third-seeded Bulldogs led 32-6 at halftime and rolled to a 52-10 win over No. 6 Perryville at Ste. Genevieve High School...
SHS students learn about city government
(Local News ~ 02/25/17)
SIKESTON -- The next generation is in favor a city recycling program. Students from Sikeston High School took part in the annual Youth in Government Day on Friday, tackling the roles of city council member, public safety and city staff members. Part of their day was an opportunity for the students to learn from their real-life counterparts about their jobs...
Out of retirement: Miner hires Ed Dust as citys director of economic development and tourism
(Local News ~ 02/25/17)
MINER, Mo. -- Ed Dust a familiar face in economic development has a new town to promote. Dust is now Miner's director of tourism and economic development. Miner Mayor Darren Chapman said he and the City Council are excited about having Dust on board. He pointed out his hiring was a unanimous decision...
Critical decisions are ahead for R-6 voters
(Editorial ~ 02/25/17)
In just over a month, Sikeston voters will take to the polls to decide the fate of an $11 million bond issue to construct a new elementary school and to seat three new members of the Board of Education from a field of seven candidates. Putting it mildly, this is a very important election for the future of our local school system...
January Base Students
Southeast Elementary School in Sikeston has named the January Base Students of the Month. Honored were, seated front row from left: Tucker Sherrod, Destiny Branch, Keyanna Jackson, C.J. Curtner, Daniel Bissel and Kinzie Hernandez; second row: Billy Doss, Breasia Long, Matthew Ross, Jamarion Collier and Mackenzie Polley; standing: Kayonna Pickering, Bailey Minner, Cooper Wilson and Braylon Webb...
Town hall meeting about Sikeston R-6 bond issue planned for Monday
SIKESTON -- Better Schools Make Better Communities, a committee formed to educate Sikeston residents on the proposal to construct a building to replace Matthews Elementary School, will hold a public town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at the Sikeston Public Library...
(Obituary ~ 02/25/17)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Anna Belle Brock McGraw, 94, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Portageville, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 11, 1922 in Scrub Ridge, daughter of Dawson Crit and Hattie Ellis Brock. She and V.A. McGraw were married Feb. 17, 1945, in Piggott, Ark. He passed away Dec. 28, 1979...