Nichole Cartmell is the reporter and producer for Heartland Weekend. She writes, shoots and edits her own stories on multiple platforms. Before this, Nichole reported for KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri. She also worked as a writer and producer for Newsy, an online video news service. Nichole graduated from the University of Missouri and loves cheering for her Tigers. From a young age, Nichole knew she wanted to be a reporter. She has a passion for people and storytelling. She enjoys having the ability to listen and share people’s opinions and life experiences. Nichole is originally from Colorado. When she’s not at work, she loves spending time outdoors, especially on the water or going for a cruise. She also really enjoys live music and shoes. Nichole loves hearing from the community. Feel free to let her know if something is going on in your area.
Look up to the sky! A heavenly event has moved in on us! You can see Mars pretty clearly right now as the Red Planet and Earth will come nearest to each other in their orbits around the sun, an event called a "Close Approach."
Summer's Last Blast will be the 2018 SEMO District Fair. That's the theme for the 163rd edition of the fair. Fair officials announced this year's grandstand lineup features country and contemporary Christian artists, in addition to much more.
Coming to Cape Girardeau this summer: a once in a lifetime opportunity to step on board of one of the most iconic airplanes from World War II. The B-25 bomber known as "Maid in the Shade" will soar into the Cape Girardeau.
Just off Route 127 near Cobden, Illinois, you'll find the Heartland's only u-pick lavender field. Shawnee Hills Lavender is a product of a dream Charlotte Clover had after seeing the idea in a magazine article.
A true sign of summer: when the pools and water parks open for the season. Good news: there are places all over the Heartland where you can make a splash. Here's your guide to where you can beat the dog days of summer.