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.

Office of Missouri Gov. Mike Parson

Mark Welker has been appointed by Gov. Mike Parson as Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney.

According to a press release, Welker is running for the position unopposed in the November general election after winning in the August primary.

Welker is an alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University, and has been practicing law in Cape County since 2013.

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As part of a summer campaign, the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri has achieved their goal of finding homes over 500 animals in less than four months.

The shelter kicked off their “Save Them Summer” campaign on May 1. It was intended to last through August 31, that is, until they reached 512 animals adopted by August 20.

Development director Jennifer Sokolowski says the campaign was inspired by their drive to become a no-kill facility.

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Yesterday, the Missouri Veterans Commission announced the award of design contracts for the construction on three Veterans Homes in the state, including their Cape Girardeau facility.  

In an effort to modernize several homes throughout the state, the commission will be utilizing over $35 million for construction projects, 65% of which will be federally funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The remaining 35% will be funded by the state.

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Animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri can now get a day out thanks to a new program: Adventure Tails. Initiated this month, the program allows potential adopters, or people wishing for a few hours of animal companionship, to check a pet out for the day.

Executive director of the shelter, Tracy Poston, says it’s a great opportunity for those in pet-free apartments, or those on the fence about adopting an animal.

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Ruth Ann Dickerson was appointed Monday by the Cape Girardeau County Commission as the first female county sheriff since the position’s inception in 1805.

In an interim position, she will fill the shoes of John Jordan, who has resigned after 23 years as sheriff in anticipation of a confirmation by the U.S. Senate to a post as U.S. Marshal of the Eastern District.

Before her current appointment, Dickerson rose through the ranks from Sergeant to Lieutenant to Captain of Business Operations over her 35 years in the sheriff’s office.