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Stories from Saturday, August 11, 2012

Teen charged with sodomy, sexual assault (08/11/12)
BENTON -- A Scott County teen in custody on a sexual-related charges. Matthew T. Fredwell, 17, Blodgett is charged with statutory sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years of age, and child molestation. Fredwell remains in custody in the Scott County Jail on a $75,000 bond...
Rough riders' Rx (08/11/12)
jillb@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- In a sport that involves trying to complete an 8-second ride on a high-bucking horse named Brown Bomber or mighty Brahma bull called Black Powder, the cowboy often walks away a loser. Sometimes, he doesn't walk away at all...
New administrators prepare for Wednesday's opening day (08/11/12)
leonnah@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Several buildings in the Sikeston R-6 School District will contain familiar faces -- but in different administrative roles -- as the new school year gets under way Wednesday. Tom Williams, who has worked the past 13 of his 23 years in the district as principal of the high school, officially began as the district's superintendent July 1...
33rd Circuit Court earns state honor (08/11/12)
scottw@standard-democrat.com BENTON -- Courts in Scott and Mississippi counties were recognized for taking care of business in a timely manner. The O'Toole Award was presented to Circuit Judge David Dolan, who received it on behalf of the 33rd Judicial Circuit, during a special ceremony Friday at the Scott County Courthouse...
Two are charged in area burglaries (08/11/12)
CHARLESTON -- A Mississippi County resident woke up to discover a burglar in his home. Now the suspect is behind bars. Matthew Scofield, 21, of Charleston, was arrested Wednesday and is charged with first degree burglary. According to Sheriff Keith Moore, an county resident reported waking to discover Scofield in his home. The victim left the room to check on his wife and upon returning found Scofield gone and multiple items missing...
Drawing in the crowd (08/11/12)
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Wheeler wins Junior PGA Championship (08/11/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com O'FALLON -- He had the momentum after a 1-under par back nine. All Gabe Wheeler had to do was finish the round by defeating another in a sudden death shoot-out and he would take home a championship. Pressure? Not much, according to Wheeler...
Red vs Black (08/11/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Sikeston head coach Kent Gibbs was a bit worried about filling four new coaching positions coming into the 2012 football season. And rightfully so. Their recent success of playoff runs, undefeated seasons and record-breaking performances were an offspring of talent on the field mixed with the guys fitted with headsets on the sidelines...
Third night not kind to local competitors (08/11/12)
sports@standard-democrat.com SIKESTON -- Fate wasn't kind for either of the local participates on Friday as both Chad Tibbs and Karsten Tibbs competed in front of their home crowd at the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Watching his throw come up short in his attempt to rope the steer, Chad Tibbs was unable to post a time in the tie down roping competition while Karsten Tibbs saw a couple of tight turns cost her in barrel racing...
What the election results can tell us (08/11/12)
I'm not at all certain what we can take away from this week's primary elections other than the voters are the ultimate authority and though we may disagree with the outcome, it truly is what it is. Granted, there's nothing profound about that statement. But it's the truth - in elections you have those who win and those who lose and that process is how we select our leaders whether you agree or disagree with the outcome...