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Perry County 4-H Fair, Chicken Dinner July 31

"Learning by Doing" is the basis of 4-H work, and each year, many young people between the ages of 5 and 19 do just that. The public is invited to support 4-H members during the Perry County 4-H Fair …

Funnel cloud spotted over Perryville fast food restaurant

A funnel cloud was reportedly seen over Perryville around 1:37 p.m. on the afternoon of July 17. Kenny Williams of Ozora took a photo of the funnel cloud that appeared as if it was hovering over …

Military Trails of Missouri Passport Program in transition

The Military Trails of Missouri Passport Program, an initiative to honor and preserve Missouri's rich military history, is announcing a transitional phase as it concludes its last round of site …

MoDOT Traveler Info Map accessible on mobile browsers

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Traveler Information Map is now accessible through internet browsers on mobile devices. The update allows the map to be …

Three injured, two seriously, in Perry County pickup accident

Two people were seriously injured, and one moderately hurt, in a one-vehicle accident that occurred at 7:31 p.m. July 19 on Route E at Perry County Road 208. According to the Missouri State …

Route K in Perry County Closed for Bridge Repairs

SIKESTON – Route K in Perry County will be closed as contractor crews perform bridge repairs. This section of roadway is located at the Apple Creek bridge near Highland, Missouri. …

New elementary principal welcomed at open house

An open house was held July 10 at Perryville Elementary School to introduce its new principal, Dr. Amy Dill, to the community. She began her new position on July 1, with the retirement of …

Perryville man sentenced for possessing child pornography

CAPE GIRARDEAU – U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. sentenced a man to five years in prison July 2 for possession of more than 3,000 images containing child sexual abuse material. …

Missouri convention delegation at center of dispute reinstated

Tom Mendenhall of Columbia was just about packed and ready to drive to Milwaukee for the Republican National Convention when he got word not to bother. Mendenhall, who has attended seven …

Heroes For Kids Comic Con returns this weekend

The fifth annual Heroes For Kids Comic Con returns Saturday and Sunday to Perry Park Center in Perryville for two days of family-friendly fun and to raise funds for The Perry County Senior Center and …
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Baseball Team Congratulated

Jackie Smith appearing at Busch Stadium for Military Appreciation Night

St. Louis – Jackie Smith, renowned NFL Hall of Famer and dedicated advocate for veterans, will appear at Busch Stadium on Friday, July 26th, as part of Military Appreciation Night. A …

Postponed Twisted Cat fishing tourney moved to August

Strong rainstorms moving through the region forced event planners to postpone the Twisted Cat Outdoors Fishing Tournament, initially scheduled for July 6, due to high water and floating debris. Now, …
OBITUARIES
V. Georgia Moll
V. Georgia Moll
V. Georgia Moll, 90, of St. Mary peacefully passed away Saturday, July 20, 2024 at Independence Care Center of Perry County surrounded by her loving family. She was born January 2, 1934 in Lithium, …
Robert E. Johnson
Robert E. Johnson Jr., 77, of Perryville, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2024, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. He was born June 22, 1947 in Ste. Genevieve to Robert E. and Laura …
Gary Ralph Favier
Gary Ralph Favier, 76, of Perryville, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 29, 1948 in Perryville to Ralph and Wilda (Boxdorfer) …
Richard Grayson
Richard “Kirgen” Grayson, age 71, of Wittenberg, Mo., passed away Sunday, July 14, 2024, at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis. Ford & Young Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online …
Dana Renee Bachmann
Dana Renee Bachmann, 60, of Perryville passed away Monday, July 8, 2024 at her residence. She was born March 22, 1964 in Perryville to Charles A. and Darlene R. (Schuessler) Franke. Dana and David …
STATE NEWS
Kansas City home builders push back on energy efficiency rules, blame them for housing crunch
The Kansas City Council gave homebuilders new rules last year designed to make housing easier on the environment. Those rules told them what kind of windows to install, how well the walls should be …
What Missouri’s vulnerable children need — and what they don’t
Two recent news stories aptly illustrate what Missouri children “at risk” of maltreatment need — and what they don’t. What they need is concrete help for their families, so their family …
Jay Ashcroft pitches biggest reorganization of Missouri’s finances in state history
A February poll of Republican primary voters showed Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft had the most recognizable name in the race for governor.  That shouldn’t be surprising.  Ashcroft has …
‘Pass the torch’: Biden addresses nation on why he won’t seek a second term
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden explained his decision not to seek reelection during a prime-time address from the Oval Office on Wednesday, saying now is the time to turn over power to the next …
Missouri Supreme Court halts release of Christopher Dunn at urging of attorney general
The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the release of Christopher Dunn, days after a St. Louis judge ruled he has been wrongfully incarcerated for 33 years. The one-page order came at the …
OPINION

Letter to the Editor: We Rise Together or Fail

Dear Editor Trump 2024. After all the glorifying, PCMH accolades in last week’s letter, PCHS board of directors’ president stated, “There are no secrets at PCMH.” …

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Video: Coffee cake workshop

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To view a video of the Perryville Board of Aldermen discussion on sidewalks from May 3, 2022, click on the following link:  …
To view video of the Perryville Board of Aldermen meeting for May 3, 2022, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl7XcwMZquI&ab_channel=RepublicMonitor
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