LOCAL NEWS

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 …

New Chamber Board of Directors to start Jan. 27

I am looking forward to 2022! Our new Board of Directors will be sworn in at our annual meeting this month. Caitlin Pistorio will become our Past President and we will be welcoming Brandie Mantz as …

MoDOT urges caution in weekend travel

Accumulating snow is forecast for much of the state Friday evening beginning in the northwestern part of the state and moving southeast overnight continuing through Saturday. The Missouri Department …

County, city officials start dispatch merger dialogue

Since mid-November the Perry County Board of Commissioners and the city of Perryville have been engaged in discussions about merging dispatch divisions.Four days of meetings occurred in November at …
SPORTS

St. Vincent pulls away late to claim third place at Delta Tournament

St. Vincent girls basketball head coach Mel Kirn wasn’t too sure how his team would respond after a tough loss to Meadow Heights in the semifinals.The answer? Quite good.St. Vincent pulled away …

Quick start leads Pirates to victory

Perryville girls’ basketball coach Angela Fulton has constantly talked to her team about getting off to a good start, at least offensively. Fulton has felt that in most of their losses this …

De Soto’s hot shooting buries Perryville

On paper, it looked like it would be a competitive game between the Perryville boys and De Soto. The two teams came into Friday’s contest with one win combined.However, the Dragons had other …
OBITUARIES
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 …
Thomas T. Fadler, Jr.
Thomas Travis Fadler Jr., 71, was reunited with his mother, father, grandson, and other close family members Jan. 17, 2022. He passed away at Baptist Health Hospital in Paducah, Ky. He was born …
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OPINION

Letter to the Editor: The New Year

Happy 2022. One of my first thoughts of the New Year was about political parties.Presently, we have one official Republican party, the Trumpist Republicans. I think we’ll see the formation of …

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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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