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.

In July, a $4 million cut to student evaluation funding was signed by Gov. Eric Greitens, ending almost three years of state funded ACT testing for high school juniors. But on Tuesday, the Jackson School Board voted unanimously for the school district to cover the cost of assessment for all Jackson High School juniors.

 

Associate superintendent Matt Lacy says by providing the test, they ensure that all students take the test at least once, which could change the plans of students who receive unexpectedly high scores.

 

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The Cape Girardeau County clerk’s office is making an effort to boost the interest of high school students in the voting process. Students in 9th through 12th grade have until 5 p.m. on Oct. 31 to submit design ideas in a contest for the new Cape Girardeau County “I Voted” sticker.

Supervisor of elections, Allen Seabaugh, says they were contacted during last fall’s presidential election by a Jackson R-2 school district teacher who got her students interested by putting a creative and educational twist on the “I Voted” sticker.

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved a new air carrier that will provide service to the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport. SkyWest will now connect passengers in the region with the Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. The new airline will offer 12 weekly round trip flights on  50-seat passenger jets.

 

Danny Essner

An interim councilman was appointed by the Cape Girardeau City Council Monday to fill the vacancy in Ward 6, formerly held by councilman Wayne Bowen. Danny Essner will temporarily fill the seat until next April.

 

Previously, Essner served on the city’s Parks and Recreation board for nine years, as well as the transportation committee for the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, among others. Essner says he’s joining the city council because he’s committed to public service.

 

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