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Subscribers to website or E-Edition, please read (01/13/16)
With the changeover to the Dexter Statesman, subscribers who are used to viewing the paper online or through what is referred to as the "E-Edition" will be required to register to get that process started once again. Please contact Jennifer at the Dexter office at 624-4545 through Jan. 15. After that date, please contact Jennifer at the Daily American Republic office at 573-785-1414, and she will quickly accommodate your needs...
Police Reports (01/02/16)
Dexter Police Dec. 31, 2015- Jan. 2, 2016 At 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, Dexter Police investigated a report of fraud using a credit or debit card. At 3:41 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 29, Dexter Police arrested Samantha Jolly, of Dexter, on a warrant service...
Changes coming... but not for "Miss Bonnie" (01/02/16)
With the recent acquisition of the Daily Statesman by Butler County Publishing Company comes a number of changes, but one staple that will remain in place will be Bonnie Webb, who has sold the paper at the Business 114 and Walnut Street intersection for over 14 years...
SCAD board approves 2106 budget (01/02/16)
The Stoddard County Ambulance District (SCAD) Board of Directors approved a 2016 budget of $3,340,643 in overall revenue with $3,286,008 in overall expenditures at a meeting held Tuesday night. The 2016 budget include several capitol improvements that included the purchase of a new ambulance (approximately $265,000), $40,000 for the replacement of a cardiac monitor, $12,000 for life support equipment and $16,000 for communications equipment improvements. ...
Patrol urges caution on water-covered roadways (01/02/16)
Over the course of the last several days, heavy rains have caused extensive flash flooding throughout Missouri and has led to many roadway closures. The Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages motorists to never drive through water covered roads; even a small amount of fast-moving water can sweep a vehicle off the roadway. ...
Stidham looks forward to a productive 2016 (01/02/16)
By JONATHON DAWE Statesman Staff Writer The old calendars have closed, and the new ones are on the walls; and Dexter City Administrator Mark Stidham hopes 2016 will be at least as good as 2015 was. "Financially, the city is in really good shape," Stidham remarked. "We got a lot of things accomplished in 2015."...
Year in Review part III A look back at 2015 (01/02/16)
Sept. 4 -- Many state bridges in county fall into 'critical' condition . Sept. 4 -- Airport Board officially accepts Walker Construction's bid Sept. 4 -- Miraculously, Puxico retired teachers Ray and Margaret Binford are on the road to recovery after falling nearly 300 feet while hiking Aug. 22 in Washington state...
National Guard activated; 13 deaths attributed to flooding (12/30/15)
JEFFERSON CITY -- In response to historic flooding in some areas of the state, Gov. Jay Nixon Tuesday activated the Missouri National Guard to protect local communities and support emergency response personnel. The Guard's responsibilities will include providing security in evacuated areas and directing traffic from road closures...
Street department encourages citizens to be proactive with drainage ditches (12/30/15)
As the weather has calmed and more people are able to see the grass in their front yards, a more common sight in the aftermath of all the recent storms is ditches plugged with debris. "The primary thing we see is leaves in these ditches," Streets/Sanitation Department Head Jeff Myers explained. "There hasn't been much trash that we've seen. Pretty much, its just all been yard waste."...
2 more arrests in burglary ring in county (12/30/15)
Two additional arrests have resulted from the continuing investigation into a rash of burglaries in Stoddard County. It was reported over the recent weekend that three individuals were in custody following an investigation of six burglaries in Stoddard County and at least one in Butler County. Jailed for those crimes were Roy Aaron Shepherd, 35, James Michael Gordon, 37, and Kimberly Sharon Lady, 37, all of Bloomfield...
Kickoff meeting for county Relay for Life set for Jan. 4 (12/30/15)
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Stoddard County will hold a kickoff meeting for the annual Stoddard County Relay for Life event on Monday, Jan. 4 at Bootheel Pediatric Therapy, 515 W. Market, Ste. G in Dexter at 6:30 pm. Everyone is invited to the kickoff to learn about how to help the American Cancer Society save more lives from cancer...
Year in Review part II A look back at 2015 (12/30/15)
May 1 - Noranda gets rate cut, other Ameren consumers see increase in Missouri Public Service Commission decision. May 1- - Sherry Spence, the widow of Southeast Missouri businessman Scott Spence who was killed in a collision with a train in 2012, was awarded $20 million in Stoddard County court...
Police Reports (12/30/15)
Dexter Police Dec. 29, 2015 At 4:18 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, Dexter Police issued a summons to Glyn Denkins, of Bloomfield, on the charge of property damage. Highway Patrol Dec. 29, 2015 At 1:05 p.m., Monday, Dec. 28, the Missouri Highway Patrol arrested Randy L. Langston, 48, of Advance, on charges of DWI, failure to drive on the right half of the road, drinking an alcoholic beverage while operating a motor vehicle, and no drivers license...
Floodwaters rise in county, 2 wrecks attributed to rain (12/29/15)
Continual rain since late Saturday have left creeks running out of their banks, farm fields standing in water and some rural roads impassable. Several inches of rain fell in the area over the Christmas weekend and continued into Monday, threatening efforts by Stoddard County Ambulance District (SCAD) personnel to reach some of their patients...
Regional FD officials discuss fire prevention education (12/29/15)
Fire department heads from several cities in Region E in southeast Missouri met at Dexter last week to discuss ways to educate the public about fire prevention and fire safety leading to less loss of lives in the Bootheel and around the state. The consensus was that more education on the use of space heaters and encouraging every home owner or renter to have both smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors installed in their homes were two of the most important factors in fire prevention/safety...
Year in Review A look back at 2015 (12/29/15)
Jan. 3 -- Statesman Editor Noreen Hyslop named general manager of the newspaper. Jan. 5 -- Longtime local businessman Berbage Bryant died. Jan. 6 - Local MMA fighter Frank Cortez of Clarkton defended his Light Heavyweight Championship in St. Charles...
2 traffic deaths, 7 drownings over holiday weekend (12/29/15)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two people died in traffic crashes and seven people drowned over the Christmas holiday counting period from 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015, to 11:59 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27, 2015. During this year's 78-hour counting period, the Patrol investigated 282 traffic crashes, which included 78 injuries and the two fatalities. ...
Police Reports (12/29/15)
Dexter Police Dec. 25-28, 2015 Police responded to a report of domestic abuse in the 1200 block of E. Elk St. at 12:47 p.m. Christmas Day. No arrests were made. Randy Arnold Alsup, 64, of Poplar Bluff was detained in Butler County Jail on a Dexter municipal warrant for shoplifting. He was released with a court date on his own recognizance...
Police Reports (12/26/15)
Dexter Police Dec. 24-25, 2015 At 9:28 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, Dexter Police arrested William E. Grubb, 34, of Poplar Bluff, on a Butler County warrant for passing bad checks. Bond was set at $5,000. He was also arrested on a Ripley County warrant for passing bad checks. Bond was set at $500. Grubb was transferred to the Butler County Jail...
No rocking chair facing westward (12/26/15)
There is not even a hesitation in her step as she climbs aboard the 1976 model forklift to move a roll of carpet. "We're both antiques," laughs Ellen Russom, who marked her 85th birthday in October. Russom is the sole employee at Stan's Carpet in Dexter. ...
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