LOCAL NEWS

Southbound portions of I-55 to reduced to one lane Oct. 26, 27

Southbound Interstate 55 in both Perry and Cape Girardeau counties will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform core drilling operations. The specific section …

LIFT organizers preparing for kickoff event

Scott Sattler, executive director of the Perry County Economic Development Authority, as well as Ginny Smith, director of operations for Southeast Missouri Transportation Service, are both part of …

MDC to introduce K9 unit at Meet-and-Greet

The Missouri Department of Conservation has added several furry new agents to its team. To educate the community on the department’s new K-9 unit and program, it will be hosting a meet and …

The Yankee Lady B-17 to stop at Perryville Airport

The Yankee Lady B-17 from the Yankee Air Museum will be making a stop at the Perryville Airport Thursday, Oct. 14.The plane is tentatively set to arrive at 11:30 a.m.They will be there for visitors …

Lucas & Friends Backyard Adventure playground now open

The playground is now ready for adventure.In an announcement made Oct. 6 on Facebook, The Lucas and Friends Backyard Adventures playground is open and safe for kids.“It is finally open and all …
SPORTS

Perryville blanks Bayless in C3D1 opener

The end of the regular season did not dampen the hot streak for Perryville softball.After ending the season winning seven of their last nine games, Perryville continued their good stretch of softball …

Pirate offense sputters in loss

The downpour of rain that drenched Pirate Field in the fourth quarter was probably an accurate representation of just how Perryville football coach Brent Roth and his team felt following the game.The …

Indians ‘have fun’ in shutout victory over Bayless

St. Vincent football coach Tim Schumer said that his team had “a lot of fun” on Friday night. The Indians scored early and often, then dominated on defense as they shutout Bayless 59-0 …
OBITUARIES
Mary C. Dippold
Mary C. Dippold, 89, of Perryville passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 at the Independence Care Center in Perryville. She was born Oct. 28, 1931 in Apple Creek to Herman and Cordula (Winschel) …
Marcia G. Thompson
Marcia Gail Thompson, 76 of Springfield, and formerly of Maryville, passed away at home on Oct. 6, 2021. She was born on February 22, 1945, in Maryville, to Raymond O. and Pauline Porterfield. She …
Ruth Rohlfing
Ruth Rohlfing of Perryville, passed away Sunday morning, Sept. 26, 2021. Ruth was 89 years old.Ruth was born in Campbell Hill, Illinois to Reverend Harry C. Welp and Alma (Rafert) Welp on July 4, …
Clovis M. French
Clovis M. French, 95 of Perryville, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021.He was born Sept. 20, 1926 in Cedar Fork, Missouri to the late Arthur H. and Ellen M. (Heaps) …
Rev. Jeffrey E. Lloyd
Reverend Jeffrey Elwyn Lloyd, 76, of Bates City passed away Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Jeff was born Jan. 16, 1945 in Milwaukee, Wis., son of Elwyn and Alice (Becker) Lloyd. He was a member of Shepherd of …
STATE NEWS
OPINION

Letter to the Editor: Justice Center

Concerning the Perry County Justice Center. Since when don’t we have a democractic government that just a few of our elected officials make a decision where something is going to be built. This …

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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