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Council advised BMU must have electrical rate increase (07/28/14)
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 (07/28/14)
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...
Sikeston child hit by car, dies (07/28/14)
SIKESTON -- A 3-year-old Sikeston child was killed after he ran into the street in front of a car. At around 9:15 p.m. Friday, Sikeston Department of Public Safety officers responded to a report of a motor vehicle striking a pedestrian at 110 N. Ingram Road...
Hopefest: Free backpacks, school supplies will be provided to 1,000 students (07/28/14)
By Jill Bock news@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON - It won't be long before school bells ring, calling students back to the classroom. Some 40 area churches along with local businesses and many more volunteers are working together to ensure Southeast Missouri youngsters arrive at school with all the supplies they need...
McCaskill urges new VA clinics, including in Cape (07/28/14)
By Ruth Campbell SEMO News Service CAPE GIRARDEAU -- U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and others sent a letter last week to the Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees, urging them to approve a provision to build 26 VA clinics, including one in Cape Girardeau...
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