Lindsey Grojean

Host - KRCU Morning Edition, Producer

Lindsey is a student at Southeast Missouri State University, studying a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a minor in Mass Communication. She spends her time discovering new music, strolling about Cape Girardeau’s antique shops, and gardening. You can see her perform with the Jazz ensembles at Southeast’s River Campus. Lindsey’s dream career is to be a voice actress. As she awaits her big break, she hopes to retain jobs in on-air hosting, DJ-ing, and performing as a young adult. Or for the rest of her life.

Monday night, the Cape Girardeau City Council approved plans to reconstruct Sloan Creek Bridge on Big Bend Road near Isle Casino.

City engineer, Casey Brunke says the columns of the bridge are in good shape, but what needs repair is what’s considered the superstructure of the bridge: the driving surface and the structure outside of the ground. She says detours will be put in place when construction begins, and local traffic will be able to use the Main Street Bridge that was closed with the casino development.

The 2017-2018 flu season is estimated to be at its peak, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says it’s still a good time to get vaccinated.

 

Director of the DHSS, Dr. Randall Williams says although the vaccine’s overall effectiveness is less than those of past years for adults, people who received the vaccine, and also contracted the flu, had less severe symptoms, required less hospitalization, and recovered faster.

 

Next week, the Safe Communities Initiative of Cape Girardeau will be hosting their first Walk-in Wednesday for child safety seat checks. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available at the Police Department from noon-4 p.m. on February 21 to make sure car seats are correctly installed at no charge.

 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four car seats are installed incorrectly.

 

Missouri State Emergency Management Agency

For the state of Missouri, February is Earthquake Awareness Month. Missouri is a high-risk, active earthquake zone, and it’s the job of the state Emergency Management Agency to remind everyone of just that. Here in the southeast, that risk is even higher due to the New Madrid Seismic Zone; we experience over 200 quakes each year. We spoke to earthquake program manager, Jeff Briggs, who gave us some tips on what to do if a bad quake hits home.

Lindsey: So, Mr. Briggs, has anything changed this year in terms of earthquake preparedness?

 

Broadway Street in Cape Girardeau will soon be getting a little brighter. On Monday, the city council approved to enter into a contract with Cotner Electric Company for their Broadway LED Streetlight Conversion Project.

 

City engineer Casey Brunke says currently, some areas of the street are darker than others, which they hope to fix by replacing the high pressure sodium street lights hanging over the center of the corridor with LED lights.

 

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