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East Perry Community Fair this weekend

September 18, 2014 Local No Comments

As parades go, it’s tough to beat the procession that begins the East Perry Community Fair that will be held Friday and Saturday at the fairgrounds in Altenburg.  Perryville, St. Vincent, Oak Ridge and Meadow Heights high school bands will take part in the fun that gets under way at 1:30 p.m. with Steve Meier of Jackson as Grand Marshal.  Fair Committee Vendor Coordinator Vernon Shane tells KZIM KSIM it will be a great family friendly weekend.

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Common Thread will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday; Fineline at noon Saturday; and Backstreet Cruisers at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.  Shane says the local food venders will have plenty of options and you will not leave hungry.  There will also be rides, with arm bands for $20, and nearly 100 vendor booths.  The fair schedule is available at More information is available by calling 573-824-5322.


Scott County pursues new security system

September 18, 2014 Local No Comments

This time next year Scott County Officials hope to be very close to finishing the security upgrades at the County complex.  For now, the project is in its planning stage.  Presiding Commissioner, Jamie Burger says the discussion has been ongoing for a few months because of the difficulty in finding parts for the detention center surveillance equipment. He tells KZIM KSIM last week the commission voted to move forward and Thursday they had an initial meeting with the vendor.

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The updates will also encompass the courthouse, sheriff’s office, judicial building and public administrators building.  He says once the design is complete then they will know an estimated price as well as send the project out for bids.


Cardiac Rehab Earns Recertification

September 18, 2014 Local No Comments

SoutheastHEALTH’s successful Cardiac Rehab program is now recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.  Program Manager Anita Smith tells KZIM KSIM they offer cardiac and pulmonary services at the three clinic locations.

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She adds it is a well-rounded program not focusing solely on exercise, but also offering patients education counseling and support for their families. The certification is for three years.

Fox 23 KBSI General Manager Retiring

September 18, 2014 Local No Comments

Mike Smythe will retire from Fox 23, KBSI, and My 49, WDKA, this month after two years at the helm.  Smythe joined the Sinclair Broadcast Group INC. in February 2012 after serving with KFVS12 and CW for 13 years. Since his arrival, a new morning show “The Daily Buzz” has added a national news hour; ‘Business Today’ airs four times daily as a free two minute interview for advertisers; and new business is at an all-time high. He is also credited with three recent awards from the Missouri Broadcasters Association and the station being named a finalist at the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences in Kansas City.

Dogs recovered and suspects located

September 18, 2014 Local No Comments

Cape Girardeau Police say the two dogs reported stolen from the Humane Society on August 2nd have been found and charges are pending against two people.  Over the past several weeks, Officers identified and made contact with two suspects, with charges being submitted to the Cape Girardeau County Prosecutors office for review.   Public Information Officer, Darin Hickey says the Police would like to thank those that called in tips, shared social media photographs, and helped locate the dogs and return them to the Humane Society.

Senator Blunt honored with Small Business Award

September 18, 2014 Local No Comments

The National Federation of Independent Business is recognizing U.S. Senator Roy Blunt with its “Guardian of Small Business” award for his outstanding voting record on behalf of America’s small business owners in the 113th Congress.  Blunt says “Families and workers are still struggling to find good-paying jobs. Washington needs to get serious about passing real solutions to create more economic opportunity and certainty for businesses to invest, hire, and grow jobs.”  NFIB President and CEO Dan Danner praised Blunt for “standing up for small business.”

Report: 6 SIU students arrested in sex assaults 

September 18, 2014 AP No Comments

Six students at Southern Illinois University have been arrested in connection with two reported sexual assaults on the school’s Carbondale campus last weekend, according to a newspaper report Thursday.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported four of the suspects – all 18 years old – were taken into custody last Saturday on suspicion of criminal sexual assault in the alleged attack on a fellow 18-year-old student. That person was treated at a hospital and released.  Two other students, ages 20 and 18, were arrested late Sunday as suspects in an alleged criminal sexual assault involving an 18-year-old who does not attend the school, the Post-Dispatch reported. That person also was treated at a hospital.  Rae Goldsmith, a spokeswoman for the school, said both cases were being investigated.


Coast Guard: Towboat sinks in the Mississippi

September 18, 2014 AP No Comments

The Coast Guard said Thursday it was investigating what caused a towboat carrying 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel to sink in the Mississippi River near the southern Illinois city of Chester.  Two crew members of the Maverick were rescued by another towboat when the sinking happened about 12:30 a.m. Thursday three miles south of Chester.  The Maverick’s crew sustained no injuries but was examined at a hospital.  A Coast Guard unit from Paducah, Kentucky, was assigned to oversee the Maverick’s recovery efforts, and pollution cleanup contractors were responding to the scene.  There was no immediate evidence that the fuel on the sunken vessel had leaked.


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