LOCAL NEWS

Board gets update on Backyard Adventure’s Phase 2

The grand opening for the first phase of the Lucas & Friends Backyard Adventure occurred in late October. Playground organizers were very grateful for the community support. Now, efforts are …

Rotary presents its annual Vocation Award

The Rotary Club of Perryville presented its annual Vocation Award at its Jan. 13 meeting. This year’s recipient was Carisa Stark, the owner of Mary Jane Burgers and Brew.“The purpose of …

House committee adopts redistricting map

The House Citizens Redistricting Commission voted and passed a bipartisan redistricting map Wednesday, Jan. 19. Both the Democrat and Republican commissioners worked together over the last six months …

Board of Aldermen reach consensus on bulk water sales

Earlier this month, following up on a request from one of the aldermen, Perryville city administrator Brent Buerck provided an update on making bulk water sales available.No vote on the matter was …

School Board alters COVID-19 approach

The Perry County School District No. 32 Board of Education changed the district’s approach to COVID-19 once again. CDC guidelines changed positive quarantine length from 10 days of home …
SPORTS

Perryville boys claim first victory of season

The first one is always the toughest. At least that’s how the saying goes. For the Perryville boys basketball team, it probably felt that way. However, they don’t need to worry about that …

Perryville follows formula to victory over Woodland

The Perryville girls basketball team has a formula for winning games, and that blueprint hasn’t changed, apparently. Perryville utilized its pressure defense in the first quarter to race out to …

Oran's physicality too much for St. Vincent in loss

St. Vincent boys basketball has had not much success against the perennial basketball powerhouse that is Oran. Coming into Friday’s contest against the Eagles, St. Vincent had fallen nine …
OBITUARIES
Bernice C. Gotto
Bernice Cordula Gotto, 96, went to her heavenly home Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. She was welcomed into her eternal resting place with our Heavenly Father and reunited with her husband, Joe. Bernice …
Ruby A. Wahl
Ruby Augustus Harriet Wahl 73, of Chester died Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at Coulterville Rehabilitation and Health Care in Illinois.She was born Sept. 5, 1948 in Prarie du Rocher, Ill.She was married to …
Nancy A. Hlavek
Nancy Ann (Cissell) Hlavek, 72, of Perryville, was welcomed into the arms of her Heavenly Father on Jan. 21, 2022.She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Randy Hlavek; her children Kate …
Toni K. Dunker
Toni Kay Schemiderer Dunker, age 70, of Perryville passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.She was born Dec. 21, 1951 in St. Genevieve daughter of Anthony Henry and Betty Jean Sannenmann Schemiderer. …
Ruby J. Steffens
Ruby J. Steffens, 87, of Farrar passed away Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022 at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro, Ark.She was born Oct. 13, 1934 in Farrar to Herbert and Eugenia (Burroughs) Lorenz.She and …
STATE NEWS
OPINION

Letter to the Editor: Trout season

(Editor’s note: The following comment appeared after a story about the proposed improvements to Legion Lake was posted on Facebook earlier this month. It is used with their permission.)We have …

PHOTO GALLERIES
New Athens defeated Perryville 67-56 at the Perry Park Center. St. Vincent earned a 60-37 victory over Marissa/Coulterville.
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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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