[Nameplate] Fair ~ 79°F  
High: 96°F ~ Low: 74°F
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
Mailing list
Enter your email address to join our mailing list:
Poll
Have you been to the Palace Theater since it's reopening?
 Yes
 No


Headlines
KMS celebrates with Back-to-School pool party (08/20/14)
Tuesday afternoon's weather was perfect for a good splash in a cool, blue swimming pool. Approximately 140 Kennett Middle Schoolers converged on the Sheryl Crow Aquatic Center around midday yesterday, for a pool party. The event, chaperoned by teachers, is an annual back-to-school tradition for some of Kennett's public school students...offered by South Elementary School to reward students for their performances on last year's Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests. ...
Improvements to KHD, MCP on the horizon (08/20/14)
In the wake of a recent dark cloud of controversy and questions surrounding the Malden City Pound (MCP) and the Kennett Humane Department (KHD), a silver lining has emerged that area officials hope will benefit both facilities. The controversy began on Aug. ...
Air show set for September (08/20/14)
Who doesn't like an air show? Most people do, and folks around Kennett will get the opportunity to view one next month. The first Kennett Air Show, put together by the Kennett Area Pilots Association, is scheduled for Sept. 27, from 2 to 3 p.m., at the Kennett Memorial Airport. "Six nationally known aerobatic acts will be involved. Our headliner is Wayne Roberts from Grenada, Miss.," said Larry Ray, spokesman for the event...
Preparations underway for annual Presbyterian Bizarre (08/20/14)
Preparations are heating up for the 25th annual First Presbyterian Church Bazaar in Kennett. The event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. Church members held the last of their cook nights on Monday, at the home of church members Bernice and Wendell Crow. ...
Start of school again delayed in Ferguson (08/20/14)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The start of fall classes has been postponed again in the St. Louis suburb where a fatal police shooting continues to provoke unrest. Classes in the Ferguson-Florissant School District were scheduled to begin on Aug. 14, five days after 18-year-old Michael Brown's death. The district initially postponed the start of school until Monday due to safety concerns, then decided to wait another full week until Aug. 25...
Tensions calm in Ferguson overnight; U.S. Attorney General arrives today (08/20/14)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Police and protesters in Ferguson were finally able to share the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke. The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of lively protest Tuesday over the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown. And tensions rose briefly when someone hurled a bottle at officers...
Violence continues overnight in Ferguson (08/19/14)
Violence erupted in Ferguson, Mo., again last night, with two people shot and at least 31 arrested, in continuing protests following the police shooting death of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown, on Aug. 9. Two alleged arson fires were also reported, one at a local business, the other, at an unoccupied residence. Despite the fact that yesterday, Governor Jay Nixon had lifted the midnight-to-5 a.m. curfew issued on Saturday, peaceful protests descended into chaos around 11 p.m...
National Guard summoned to Ferguson, following autopsy results that spark more protests (08/19/14)
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- An independent autopsy determined yesterday that 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, according to pathologists hired by the victim's family and their attorneys. Brown was shot Aug. ...
Area colleges and universities crack the books on a new term (08/19/14)
Students reported back to campus at Three Rivers College (TRC) yesterday, including those at the TRC Center in Kennett. Despite the fact many students were already back in class, Kennett Director, Kathy Ballard, said the center has extended its registration period, and will be taking new students until Friday...
The Bridge takes anti-bullying campaign on the road (08/19/14)
Photo by Steve Patton, Staff "Stomp Out Bullying" bracelets were left for students of Malden Elementary School on Friday by the BridgeOne team. The group from the Kennett church, The Bridge, taught students about respect during an anti-bullying assembly, attended by more than 500 students at the school gymnasium...
Friday accident on 412 sparks grass fire (08/19/14)
Photos by Laura Ford, staff Traffic slowed on U.S. Highway 412, between Kennett and Hayti, on Friday, as the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Kennett Fire Department responded to an accident, originally reported as a vehicle fire in the highway median. ...
Holcomb School Board sets 2014 tax rate (08/19/14)
During its monthly meeting Thursday, the Holcomb Public School District Board set the tax rate for 2014. The board approved a tax rate of $3.2172 per $100 assessed valuation. That is a slight increase from 2013. In other business, Superintendent Ashley McMillian reported on district building and maintenance projects, the budget, the Aug. ...
More than just a dress shop: Tropical Glamour Boutique (08/19/14)
Tropical Glamour Boutique, owned by Tiffany Higgins, of Kennett, has been open four years, come November. The boutique originally opened in the small strip mall near the Grecian Steakhouse. However, Kennett Store Manager, Caitlin Woods, explained that Higgins decided to relocate downtown, because the business had outgrown its original space. Woods said Higgins has also just opened another boutique in Poplar Bluff...
More street work in Kennett (08/16/14)
Street work continues at a rapid pace in Kennett. A new intersection is being put in at Wayne and North Walnut Streets. Knuckles Brothers Construction of Poplar Bluff is doing that work. Street sealing was also finished this week in Baker and Watson Additions, as well as parts of Commercial, Ely, and Second Streets...
A first-place surprise (08/16/14)
A Kennett woman discovered quite a pleasant surprise when she went to her mailbox last week. Last spring, Edna Faye Williams, had entered one of her poems in the annual Beta Sigma Phi poetry competition. But it wasn't until her August issue of the organization's monthly magazine, Torch, arrived, that she realized she had won first place in the national contest. ...
Oh my, KPD's been flocked!! (08/16/14)
The ICARE flamingo flock continues to migrate across Kennettw. Thursday, the birds landed at the Kennett Police Department, virtually on top of KPD Capt. Tim Trowbridge and Officer Brandon Moore. They had been forwarded, courtesy of City Light Gas & Water, and the Kennett Board of Public Works, who had themselves inherited the flock from Taco Bell. ...
New Marler exhibit at Kennett Library (08/16/14)
The new art exhibition at the Dunklin County Library in Kennett features a new art medium for its creators, local artists Billie Eugene and Jimmie Lee Marler. The Marlers are identical twins, whose past work in drawings, pastels, oils, and acrylics have gained acclaim throughout the country. ...
Building a 'duck dynasty' of her own (08/16/14)
A Kennett teenager is well on her way to earning her Girl Scout Gold Award, the top honor available in the Girl Scouting world. Rachel Lane, 18, built and installed 20 duck boxes, as her award project. She said she chose it, because she wanted to provide a safe nesting environment for waterfowl in the region...
Melon season ending (08/16/14)
Watermelon season is coming to an end, and Jeremy Schell and his "sidekick," four-year-old Libby Allison, were supervising some of the last loads of melons for Schell Farms in Hornersville. "We'll be disking and turning them under next week," said Schell. ...
Kansas City Council approves subsidies for Cerner (08/16/14)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Kansas City Council has approved city subsidies and rezoning necessary for Cerner Corp.'s 10-year, $4.45 billion expansion plan. The incentives and zoning passed Thursday will allow the health care information technology company to build a sprawling office campus on 290 acres in south Kansas City. The campus will have 3.7 million square feet of office space, with room for 16,000 employees...
Texas man found dead in southeast Missouri (08/16/14)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) -- A body found near a school in southeast Missouri has been identified as that of a Texas man described as a transient. KFVS-TV reports the Butler County coroner and Poplar Bluff police identified the man Thursday as Justin R. Allen, of Arlington, Texas. His decomposed remains were found Monday in a patch of woods behind Poplar Bluff Junior High School...
Andrew County cuts sheriff department's services (08/16/14)
SAVANNAH, Mo. (AP) -- Andrew County residents will see a reduction in services from their sheriff's department after voters rejected a law enforcement tax earlier this month. The St. Joseph News-Press reported (http://bit.ly/1t2sWUX ) Wednesday that Sheriff Bryan Atkins told county commissioners three deputies who recently resigned will not be replaced and road patrols and public services will be reduced...
Officer's name revealed in Ferguson teen shooting case (08/16/14)
The Ferguson police chief on Friday named the officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, and released documents alleging the teen was killed after a robbery in which he was suspected of stealing a $48.99 box of cigars from a convenience store...
Woman pleads guilty to cyberstalking in Mo. (08/16/14)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former Kansas City university student has admitted to sending more than 100 emails to an instructor threatening mutilation, torture and murder. Former University of Missouri-Kansas City student Kenna Haight, 27, pleaded guilty to cyberstalking on Thursday, The Kansas City Star reported (http://bit.ly/Vr7fCw ). ...
$7 M project paves way for Port of East St. Louis (08/16/14)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- State and local officials have broken ground on a $7 million project to build a road, rail lines and utilities to serve the future Port of East St. Louis. Gov. Pat Quinn said at Thursday's ceremony that the port will be a major economic driver...
Videos