LOCAL NEWS

Health board hears from citizens, reviews Covid changes

For the first time in several months, the members of the Perry County Health Board outnumbered the citizens seeking to provide public comment at a Sept. 21 meeting held at the Catalyst Center for …

Chamber plans casino night, membership meeting Oct. 21

The October Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce membership meeting and Casino night will be held Thursday, Oct. 21. Your information and proxy were mailed last week. If you are unable to attend this …

Rep. Jason Smith visits Davis Farm Supply

On Wednesday, Sept. 1 Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) visited Davis Farm Supply in Perryville. The Congressman toured the facility and nearby farm and spent time discussing the challenges that farmers …

'On-going investigation' continues after body found

Thursday, Sept, 16, 2021 at approximately 7:15 p.m., the  Perryville Police Department responded to the area of E. Wichern in reference to a body laying near the fence line of a bean …
SPORTS

Dragons spoil Pirates’ senior night in five sets

Senior night did not go as planned for Perryville. The Pirates breezed through the first two sets, but faltered in the final three as they fell to De Soto 3-2 (25-20, 25-17, 21-25, 21-25, 14-16) on …

Pirates bounce back with win over Borgia

The Perryville boys soccer team was able to show its resiliency in multiple ways as it got back into the win column. The Pirates bounced back from a lopsided loss to Notre Dame the week before, to …

Perryville plays ‘complete game’ in win

The Pirates finally put together what Perryville softball coach Lilly Pecaut called a “complete game.”Everything came together as Perryville got the offense and pitching to come away with …
OBITUARIES
Martin P. Oswald
Martin Paul “Marty” Oswald, 82, of Ferguson, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021 at DePaul Hospital in Bridgeton, Missouri.He was born Nov. 2, 1938 in Friedenberg to the late Martin L. …
Ramona Lee Byrd Dunn
Ramona Lee Byrd Dunn was born Jan.1, 1940, in Sikeston and passed away Sept. 17, 2021, at Perryville Memorial Hospital.Ramona Lee was the daughter of Horace and Margaret Robinson Byrd. In 1973, she …
Aaron C. Grebing
Aaron Charles Grebing, 31, of Altenburg passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 31, 1990 in Cape Girardeau to Alan Charles and Sara Lee …
Albert J. Brewer
Albert “Bert” Joseph Brewer, 91, of Perryville, passed away on Sept. 1, 2021 at the home of his son in Perryville. A memorial service will be held at noon on the occasion of his 92nd …
Lillian M. Wojcik
Lillian Marie Wojcik, nee Sides, 82, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born on Aug. 29, 1939 in Perryville, died peacefully at her home on Friday, Sept. 17, 2021.Lillian grew up on a farm in Longtown, and …
STATE NEWS
OPINION

Learning to ignore the noise

The distractions of modern life are endless. How is it possible to sift through all of the chaos? Wasn’t the invention of computers supposed to cut down on all the massive paper trails? …

PHOTO GALLERIES
VIDEOS

Video: Sept. 16 public hearing for joint justice center

To view a recording of the entire public hearing from Sept. 16, click on the link below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDLaFunMUNI
U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Missouri) announced his intent to not seek re-election in November 2022. U.S. Senator Roy “My mom and dad used to milk cows in this dairy barn. It’s a long way …
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