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Stories from Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Morning fire kills 3 in SE Missouri (06/22/11)
CHAFFEE -- The cause of an early morning house fire that killed a Chaffee man and his two nephews Wednesday in Chaffee is under investigation by the state fire marshal. Just before 6 a.m. Wednesday emergency crews from multiple departments in Scott County responded to an engulfed house fire on the 100 block of Black Street near downtown Chaffee, according to Chaffee Police Chief Jim Chambers...
Bernie teen dies in accident (06/22/11)
BERNIE -- A Bernie teenager died in a one-car accident on Wednesday morning. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Dalton Wasson, 16, was traveling east on Route Z, three miles east of Bernie at just after 7 a.m., when his vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned...
SB I-55 Traffic Shifts to NB Lane During Repairs to AB Overpass in Cape Girardeau County (06/22/11)
SIKESTON-Travelers in Scott and Cape Girardeau counties should anticipate delays on Interstate 55 as routine repairs are made to the Route AB overpass. Southbound I-55 traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes with a 12-foot width restriction from north of the Diversion Channel to south of Route AB...
Route B In Mississippi County Reduced For Bridge Repair (06/22/11)
SIKESTON - Route B in Mississippi County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform routine bridge maintenance. The section of roadway is located from County Road 812 to County Road 428. Weather permitting, the work will take place Wednesday, June 29 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m...
Youth production of popular TV show to begin on Thursday (06/22/11)
SIKESTON -- There will be a flashback to the 1950s this week as the Sikeston Little Theatre's "Happy Days" production is in full swing. "This is basically the TV show that everybody knows," said Caroline Jackson, director of the youth production. It kicks off on Thursday, and performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday...
Newspaper improving website's content (06/22/11)
SIKESTON -- The Standard-Democrat is taking steps to make its business more interactive for users, while still providing the same print product. "We're now changing the way we post stories online in order to give our readers access to more information quickly," said David Jenkins, assistant managing editor...
Woman dies when vehicle overturns (06/22/11)
KEWANEE -- A New Madrid woman was killed after her vehicle overturned into a water-filled ditch Tuesday in New Madrid County. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, at 2:20 p.m., Melissa D. Hunter, 53, of New Madrid was traveling eastbound on Route P, three miles east of Kewanee, when her vehicle ran off the road, struck a bridge and overturned into a water-filled ditch...
Public input sought on disaster recovery (06/22/11)
SIKESTON - The public can voice their opinions on how the state can aid them in recovering from recent flooding. Representative Ellen Brandom, who was appointed to serve on the Interim Committee on Disaster Recovery by House Speaker Steven Tilley, will host a meeting at 1 p.m. ...
Player of the Year: Hard work helps Naile make it look easy (06/22/11)
CHARLESTON -- After nearly every game, whether he's pitched or not, Charleston ace James Naile can be seen running foul pole to foul pole. He'll run no matter the outcome on the mound or if he had hit at the plate or not. It's not because someone told him to or it looks good to those that stick around after the final out was made, its because Naile may be Missouri's hardest working player in high school baseball...
Bulls sweep Squirrels in doubleheader (06/22/11)
CHARLESTON -- After watching his team fall to the visiting Missouri Bulls 18U by 11 runs in the first game of their doubleheader on Tuesday, Charleston Squirrels head coach Michael Minner was pleased to see his squad hang with the Bulls a little longer the second time around...
Chaffee walks away with 11-3 win over Woodpeckers (06/22/11)
CHAFFEE -- Capitalizing on the Charleston Woodpeckers' struggles on the mound, the Chaffee Squids jumped out to a five-run first inning on Tuesday before rolling to an 11-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader. "We when went up there we were patient and took our walks," Chaffee coach Aaron Horrell said. "I usually don't tell kids to take pitches, but in that first inning (Charleston's pitcher) got three outs and I think he only threw six strikes...
Sikeston gymnasts heading to nationals (06/22/11)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Gymnastics will be sending two of its gymnasts to compete at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando Florida July 1-3 for a National Gymnastics Competition. Sixteen-year-old Alexis Arthur and 12-year-old Mandalynn Wells have been training hard for this meet and their coach, Megan Massey, wishes them good luck...
Kristie Hill (06/22/11)
SIKESTON -- Kristie Lyn Hill, 30, died June 17, 2011, at her home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Howard Gray Orne (06/22/11)
LAKE ST. LOUIS -- Howard Gray Orne, 89, died June 20, 2011, at Parklane Rehab in Wentzville. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
'Shorty' Carlton (06/22/11)
DEXTER -- Paul L. "Shorty" Carlton, 89, died June 21, 2011, at his home. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
Danny Jimerson (06/22/11)
SIKESTON -- Danny Shyrone Jimerson, 56, died June 16, 2011, at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
John Skaggs (06/22/11)
EAST PRAIRIE -- John F. Skaggs, 49, a resident of East Prairie, died at 10:15 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2011, from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident that occurred on June 9, 2011, near Scott City. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition...
Virginia Cline (06/22/11)
SCOTT CITY -- Virginia Lynn "Ginny" Cline, 64, died June 20, 2011, at her home in Scott City. For the complete obituary and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.
The budget equation needs real solution (06/22/11)
I am becoming increasingly convinced that the nation's economic troubles are beyond our ability to solve. The two sides of this financial issue both pose radically different solutions. Unfortunately, both approaches lack the substance to impact long-term improvements...