Necessity is the mother of Invention
It has been said that "Necessity is the mother of Invention." On the front page of today's newspaper is a story about the merger of the Scott County Signal and Southeast Missourian. The last edition of the Signal will be Sept. 28. For the past several years Signal staff has worked hard to build up the newspaper in both content and advertising. ...
Signal to merge with Missourian
The Scott County Signal will merge with the Southeast Missourian, effective at the end of this month, strengthening and increasing the amount of Scott County news in the area's largest daily newspaper, said Scott County Signal publisher Jon K. Rust...
Supporters of Kaden Robert flock to Kelly football game
BENTON -- A bundle of maroon and gold balloons meandered skyward, passing over filling bleachers at the Kelly High School football field before the Hawks' first-ever varsity home football game the evening of Aug. 29. Loosed from a center field line that bore a giant painted 14, the tribute was a nod to the Hawks' absent running back and defensive back, Kaden Robert...
More details emerge about woman who went missing
After enlisting the public's help in a search and rescue effort in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties, a missing woman was found alive in Cape Girardeau County on Monday afternoon near the Diversion Channel. A report of a missing woman, whose name has not been revealed, was filed with the local police department Aug. 30, said public information officer Darin Hickey. The 22-year-old woman was found on Highway 25 in Dutchtown...
Neighbor Days serves as Benton reunion
BENTON -- After a week of brutal heat, the weather cooled enough for people to come out and enjoy a weekend at the Benton Neighbor Days. The festival began in 1924 by the Scott County Farm Bureau, and after taking a break from the 1940s to the 1960s, the festival began again and is stronger than ever. It's a tradition that dates back so far, a majority of fairgoers couldn't tell you how the tradition started...
Local musician makes Grand Ole Opry debut
SIKESTON -- After making his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage, local musician Danny Tetley said his bucket list is one item shorter. Tetley of the local band Caney Creek was invited to play the drums while singer Billy Gilman performed two songs Aug. 22 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville...
Couple infuses love of wine into new riverside restaurant
History is a huge part of the business Derek and Deb Wilson have carefully cultivated. The two have a history together -- 36 years being happily married -- and now have added their own history in the form of a restaurant and wine venue at the edge of the Mississippi River in Scott City...