LOCAL NEWS

New signs focus on cave education

Perry County is home to more than 700 known caves, as well as four of the five longest documented caves in the state of Missouri. Newly installed “karst landscape” signs put an extra …

City of Perryville enters into construction agreement for new fire station

The city of Perryville is inching closer toward constructing a new fire station. At the Board of Aldermen meeting, Tuesday, Dec. 7, a resolution to enter into an agreement with Zoellner Construction …

An Old Fashioned Brazeau Christmas Walk Saturday, Dec. 4

The Brazeau Historical Society is hosting its annual Christmas Walk Saturday, Dec. 4, from 3 to 8 p.m. Stroll through the small village and enjoy food at Aunt Carrie’s Tea House. A …

MoDOT plans road work on Route Z Dec. 6-9

Route Z in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform bridge repairs.  This bridge is located at Exit 141 off I-55. Weather …
SPORTS

SV girls have a lot of ‘unknowns’ in 2021

St. Vincent girls basketball coach Mel Kirn isn’t too sure what to expect from his team this year. “We have a lot of unknowns,” Kirn said of his team. “However, these girls …

Ten Pirates make MAFC team

The Perryville football team didn’t quite have the season they may have wanted. However, that doesn’t mean that they are void of postseason honors. A total of 10 different players made …

Indians, Pirates make JCAA All-Conference team

The St. Vincent volleyball team won its district for the first time since 2015 and reached the Class 1 sectionals. While that will be remembered for a long time, there were also a pair of Lady …
OBITUARIES
Erwin E. Kassel
Erwin Edgar Kassel, 83, of Perryville died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021 at Independence Care Center.He was born Nov. 2, 1938 in Farrar to William and Wilma (Roth) Kassel.He and Rose Roth were married Dec. …
Sherry E. Morris
Sherry E. (Ochs) Morris, 72, of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 at her residence. She was born July 12, 1949 in St. Joseph to Frederick “Fritz” Ochs and Catherine Bader.She and …
Anna L. Lexow
Anna L. Lexow, 76, of Perryville passed away Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Catawissa, Mo.She was born Nov. 1, 1945 in Cape Girardeau to Robert Alfred and Irma Olga (Kaempfe) …
Donald L. Layton
Donald “Joe” L. Layton, 71, of Perryville died Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 16, 1950 in Perryville to William L. Layton and Rosemary …
Johanna Welker
Johanna “Joan” Welker of Perryville, went to her eternal rest on Nov. 26, 2021. She was born July 28, 1934 to the late Edwin F. and Mary (Schumer) Unverferth. She and Thomas J. Welker …
STATE NEWS
OPINION

The holidays are here, be of good cheer

The holiday season has arrived. Sure, there may be leftover turkey (or whatever meat one prefers for holiday meals, chicken, ham, etc.) in the fridge, and other side dishes still to finish up. The …

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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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