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HIWAY RODDERS Mayfest car and truck show winners

Antique 1900 - 1948 1st Jamie Buchheit-1925 Ford Model T Street Rod 1900 – 1948 1st Kent Dillahay-1948 Chevy Stylemaster 2nd Rod Fulton-1941 Ford F1 Street Machine 1949 - 1959 1st Danny …

Board approves easement

The Perry County Board of Education had a move around their regularly scheduled meeting. The board of directors met the morning of May 10 due because of severe weather on May 8, the original date of …

Residents hear about Comprehensive Plan

It was standing room only at the beginning of the Perryville City Council meeting on May 7. Residents heard a presentation by PGAV on Perryville’s Comprehensive Plan. It was the final …

Schools to hold Graduations this weekend

Perryville High School will graduate 168 seniors on Friday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Perry Park Center. Perryville High School has selected Simon Wibbenmeyer to deliver the student commencement …

Pecaut, Modde honored by Military History Museum

The Perry County Military History Museum recognized a pair of charter members during a decent Recognition Ceremony on May 1 in the Perryville City Park. Sally Modde and Sergia Pecaut were honored as …

PCSD32 to add 40 seats to Pre-K program

Perry County School District 32 is expanding its Little Pirates Pre-Kindergarten program for Fall 2024, doubling the capacity for its half-day free educational program from 40 to 80 students. A Pre-K …

Streets will close Thursday for Mayfest

In a letter to area businesses, the Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce will be closing streets for the annual Mayfest event. “The Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce and the 2024 Perryville …

Chester Bridge project slows due to rising river

The Mississippi River has reached high levels in the past few weeks, which has stopped the progress of at least one major project in the area. The Don Welge Memorial Bridge project (formerly known as …

Perryville Higher Education Center to host college informational night

A college informational night will be held at the Mineral Area College (MAC) Perryville Higher Education Center on Wednesday, May 15, at 5:30 pm.  The Center is located at 108 …

Barber to play at Ryman Auditorium

A local musician is crossing a dream off his to-do list in the coming months. Sam Barber of Frohna announced on his Instagram page that he will be making his headlining debut at the historic Ryman …
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Perryville soccer captures district title in redemption game

Perryville soccer coach Jerry Fulton called it a “redemption game.” Perryville and St. Pius met for the second straight season in the Class 2, District 1 title game. St. Pius defeated …

SV, Saxony track send athletes to state

The St. Vincent and Saxony Lutheran track teams will be sending athletes to the pinnacle of competition. Both the Indians and Crusaders competed at the Class 2 Sectionals on May 11 at Park Hills and …

SV baseball falls to Chaffee, ending season

St. Vincent went toe-to-toe against the top seed in the district. However, it wasn’t enough. The Indians had their chances, but ultimately fell 8-5 to Chaffee in the Class 2, District 3 …
OBITUARIES
Sharon J. Ritter
Sharon Jean Ritter 72 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at home in Sainte Genevieve, MO She was born October 15, 1951 in Perryville, MO She married Carl Ritter on June …
Catherine M. End
Catherine M. End, 95, of Perryville, entered the kingdom of heaven on Monday, May 6, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 24, 1929 in Belgique, MO to Leon and Lily (Modde) …
Weldon F. Schremp
Weldon Francis Schremp, 94, of Perryville, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2024 at Independence Care Center of Perry County. He was born February 23, 1930 in McBride, MO to Arthur Vincent and Bernice …
Bounliem Mahathath
Bounliem Mahathath, 77, of Perryville, Missouri passed away Saturday, May 4, 2024 at his residence. He was born June 2, 1946 in Thakek, Laos to Ta Anthony and Mack (Muongsaveng) Mahathath. He married …
Regina L. White
Regina “Gina” Lea White, 52, of Perryville, Missouri passed away Saturday, April 27, 2024 at her residence. She was born August 6, 1971 in Cape Girardeau, MO to Ronald Gene and Janice Lea …
STATE NEWS
Democrat files lawsuit to keep GOP candidate off Missouri Senate ballot
A Cole County Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing for 10 a.m. Friday in a lawsuit filed by Democrat Stephen Webber seeking to block Republican James Coyne from appearing on the ballot as a …
GOP candidates will remain on Vernon County ballot pending review by Missouri appeals court
Eight Republican candidates for county office – including four GOP incumbents – will be on the ballot in Vernon County in August, at least until a lawsuit plays out at the Missouri Court of …
Students call on University of Missouri to divest from Israeli companies, weapons manufacturers
Students at the University of Missouri have called on the UM System to divest money in its endowment pool now invested in Israel and weapons manufacturers. The UM System’s total investments into …
Crime victims may get fewer services as federal aid drops. States weigh how to help
Groups that assist crime victims across the United States are bracing for significant financial pain after the amount available from a major federal victim services fund plunged $700 million this …
Wide scope of presidential emergency powers could be reined in by Congress this year
WASHINGTON — Senators from both political parties at a Wednesday hearing appeared to be on the same page about limiting presidential emergency powers, striking a bipartisan agreement that Congress …
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We should always back the blue

Between May 12 to May 18, communities all across the country came together to celebrate National Police Week. It’s an important annual tradition where we thank our law enforcement officers and …

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