Heartland woman holds concert for charity

Music for the Minds benefit concert to help traumatic survivors with therapy.

Movie lineup set for Nestflix at Houck Stadium

$1.2M water main replacement project to begin on Paducah’s South Side

Current boil water orders in the Heartland

Date set for second Monster Mash Car Bash in Cape Girardeau

Heartland road projects 9/25

What you need to know Sept. 25

Continued Coverage

  Ill. Gov. Pritzker, other elected officials talked in Carbondale about completing 2020 Census

  Gov. Pritzker stops in Carbondale, Marion to discuss 2020 Census

Southeast Behavioral Hospital announces new CEO

Poshard’s donate $110K for scholarship endowment at John A. Logan College

What you need to know Sept. 24

  Heartland law enforcement agencies receive full body scanners

  Heartland manager says golf course is booming during pandemic

The National Golf Foundation reports a 20 percent increase in golf rounds across the country in the month of July.

  Jackson County, Ill. unveils ballot retrieval box

Jackson County, Ill. put up a ballot retrieval box on the west side of the courthouse.

  City of Paducah preparing for Halloween

Over the next few days, the City of Paducah will review recommendations and guidance from sources including the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

SCC announces the opening of The Cupboard, a food distribution center for students

As more and more students are looking for a helping hand, Shawnee Community College is working to ensure they help to reduce the struggle for their students.

What you need to know Sept. 23

Free movie series to be held outdoors at Houck Stadium

  McCracken Co. residents create signs to reduce car crashes

  National housing program helps area landlords create safer living environment for tenants

  Cape Girardeau pet owners no longer need to buy city licenses for dogs, cats

McCracken County clinic receives $1M to build new facility

What you need to know Sept. 22

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Tuesday, Sept. 22.

  ‘Get Out and Bike Week’ begins in Carbondale

Get Out and Bike Week in Carbondale, Ill. is open for anyone and everyone of all ages.

Free internet offered to help households with K-12, college students or educators

It’s available for customers who live in a Spectrum market and do not currently have Spectrum internet services.

Western Ky. communities to receive $4.7M in grants

The money will fund 11 projects that will create or retain 80 jobs, provide workforce training for 433 Kentuckians and will improve the lives of 32,400 families.

What you need to know Sept. 21

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Monday, Sept. 21.

  Murray State University food pantry offers students curbside pick up

The Murray State University Racers Helping Racers food pantry is now offering curbside pickup for all students on campus with a RacerCard ID.

$35K donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois

Banterra Bank donated $35,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois.

  Heartland food pantry hands out record numbers of food

When it comes to helping feed people, Least of Brethren Ministries in Pinckneyville is used to doing that. This year, they are having record numbers for meals given out.

Southern Ill. communities to receive more than $1.6M from Delta Regional Authority

Of the nine total projects, seven are in the Heartland.

Sikeston students build barricades for school parking lot

Eighth grade woodworking students built barricades for the parking lot.

  Sikeston officials ask residents to properly dispose of PPE

Officials say improperly disposed of PPE can make its way to storm drains.

  Heartland Wildlife Refuge updates guidelines, opens new hunting options

The Refuge states nearly 80% of the people who come and hunt on their property are from the Chicagoland area.

  Bikers on the Square event continues amid pandemic

Many events in the Heartland are canceled this year due to the pandemic, but Perryville’s ‘Bikers on the Square’ event is still on for September 19th.

What you need to know Sept. 16

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Wednesday, Sept. 16.

  New agreement announced between Alexander Cairo Port District, shipping container company

The Alexander Cairo Port and the Plaquemines Port have both agreed to provide intermodal container-handling services for American Patriot Container Transport.

Fire at Wynne cinema under investigation

Police are investigating a Monday night fire that tore through a Cross County movie theater.

What you need to know Sept. 15

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Group wanting to rebuild Kennett hospital receives Certificate of Need

At a hearing on Monday, September 14 in Jefferson City, the group wanting to rebuild the former Twin Rivers Medical Center received a Certificate of Need.

  10,000 masks donated to John J. Pershing VA Medical Center

Veterans can now receive some needed protection against COVID-19 at Poplar Bluff’s VA Hospital.

  New drive-in theater coming to the Heartland

The Rock in Roll Drive-In is slated to open up by the the end of October.

49th annual Reelfoot Arts and Crafts Festival to be held in October

The festival attracts crowds of 40,000 people or more annually to the area.

Paducah Compost Facility accepting brush, leaves and yard debris

The City of Paducah Compost Facility located at 1560 North 8th Street is accepting brush, leaves, and yard debris from Paducah residents.

Southern Ill. communities receive $830K in federal grants

More than $830,000 in federal grants was awarded to communities in southern Illinois.

Caruthersville Humane Society holds virtual 5K run, 2-mile walk

The annual event was postponed in April.

What you need to know Sept. 14

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Monday, Sept. 14.

  Mt. Vernon hold 44th Cedarhurst Art & Craft Fair

The booths sold glass, jewelry, pewter, metal, fiber, wood, photography, 2-D art, ceramics and up-cycled art creations.

  Blodgett Mo. celebrates 150 years

The celebration included a parade, games, a car show, and even live music.

  Jefferson County first responders remember 9/11

In Jefferson County as soon as you crossed the county line, first responders waved American flags on every overpass.

Food Works to match LINK at West Frankfort Farmers Market

Starting Tuesday, Sept. 15 customers can use their LINK card to purchase food at the farmers market and Food Works will give them matching coupons for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Shawnee National Forest hosts self-guided Story Book Trail

Each page highlights a letter, word, rhyming verse, and prompts an action from the reader, including an “I-Spy” scavenger hunt.

Chaffee woman wins $77,000 Show Me Cash jackpot

She bought the winning ticket at Chaffee One Stop, 304 N. Main St. in Chaffee.

  Transient boat dock in Paducah, Ky. reopens

The dock has been closed for the past several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Southeast Mo. State teams up with carGO for ‘SEMO on the GO’ app

The app allows users to order ahead or request delivery from participating restaurants. Ride share services are also available.

  2020 Three Rivers Shrine Club Rodeo to go on as planned

Organizers say the CDC's coronavirus guidelines will be followed.

  New tech. helps train Shawnee Community College criminal justice students

Shawnee Community College in Ullin, Ill. has purchased a “Shoot/Don’t shoot” simulator for their criminal justice students to get a sense of how high intensity situations feel.

Kentucky to hold statewide moment of silence in remembrance of 9/11

Lead by Gov. Beshear, the moment of silence will begin at 8:46 a.m., the moment when American Airlines Flight 11 thundered into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

  50th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza to go virtual

It’s scheduled for November 21 and 22.

Nearly $1M awarded to teach young Kentuckians parenting, finance skills

The Kentucky Department of Income Support was awarded $942,294 for fiscal year 2021.

West Frankfort firefighters honored for saving woman’s life in October

Captain Jon Alexander, firefighter Gaston Saillez and paid on-call firefighter Willie Herron were recognized for saving the life of a mobile home fire victim.

What you need to know Sept. 10

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Thursday, Sept. 10.

  Heartland library starts Fall Gardening for Kids program

This program is to help teach kids about gardening and understand the foods and nutrition that goes into their body.

  Perry County School Dist. provides free meals to students

Parents who are Perry County residents can sign up through the Perry County School District’s website.

  Cape Girardeau restaurant makes fair food during canceled SEMO District Fair week

Fair foods like fried oreos, ribbon fry nachos, and funnel cakes are featured on the menu at Mary Jane Bourbon + Smokehouse.

Red Star Food Pantry has received 501c(3) status

501c(3) status allows the pantry to be eligible for state, federal, and other income tax exemptions, and those that contribute to the pantry can get deductions on their taxes.

  Heartland businessman, Charles Drury, Sr., passes away at 92

Businessman Charles L. Drury, Senior, formally of southeast Missouri, passed away at the age of 92 on Monday, September 7.

What you need to know Sept. 9

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Wednesday, Sept. 9.

  Faith leads business owners to start new ventures amid pandemic

Across the Heartland new businesses are opening their doors, despite the ongoing COIVD-19 pandemic.

  Daycares filling up across the Heartland causes challenges for parents

A large number of daycares could be closed due to the pandemic.

  SIU professor’s video to teach preschool children COVID-19 safety

The project includes many simple but easy things adults are used to but not all children are.

Flock of pink flamingos growing for COVID-19 survivors at hospital

Each flamingo represents one COVID-19 patient that has been discharged and healing at home.

5 Ky. riverports to receive $450K in grants

The funding is in the form of grants to be matched by the authorities that operate the riverports, which are at Paducah, Eddyville, Henderson, Owensboro and Louisville.

  Crews battle fire at popular West Frankfort restaurant

Firefighters were called out to battle a fire at Mike’s Drive-In restaurant in West Frankfort on Tuesday morning.

What you need to know Sept. 8

News headlines, First Alert Weather and trending web stories for Tuesday, September 8.

  Pumpkin farm opens, adjusts to pandemic

You can enjoy all of your favorite fall activities while staying safe during the pandemic.

  Veterans receive hand made quilts for their service

Quilts of Valor, Little Egypt was back again putting smiles on people’s faces.

  Organizations help fundraise for Safe House for Women despite VintageNOW cancellation

This will be an online auction or raffle that will be available to donate to a particular service every week starting at 3 p.m. on Friday on the Safe House for Women’s Facebook page.

  Stearman aircraft from WWII visit the Heartland

The Stearman Flight team is training at the Malden Regional Airport.

Freeze Pops with Good Cops event in Sikeston

The theme for this event is “Freeze Pops with Good Cops”, which will be held September 12.