LOCAL NEWS

Perryville man sentenced to 15 years in prison

Timothy Brandes, 50, of Perryville was sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for Child Molestation in the second degree of a 12-year-old juvenile. Before charges were …

School Board opts to wait on mitigating procedure plan

Several parents were in attendance at the Perry County School District No. 32 Board of Education meeting on July 14 waiting to hear an update for district’s policy on the mitigating procedures …

Area newspapers make trip to Perryville

More than 30 fellow newspaper owners, publishers, attorneys, editors, reporters and advertising representatives attended the annual Southeast Missouri Press Association’s annual meeting …

County climbs past 28 percent of ‘completing vaccination’

Perry County inched past 28 percent “completing vaccination” earlier this week. While this number lags behind the statewide percentage (40.3 percent) and nearby counties of Cape …
SPORTS

Tucker throws out first pitch at Cardinals game

As a life long fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, Jerry Tucker had always dreamed of stepping out onto the field at Busch Stadium. That dream recently came true.As part of Teacher Appreciation night, …

Pirates searching for ‘inner strength’

Perryville Cross Country coach Shadrick Shafer asks his teams this question every year: where do you find that inner strength?“What is it they go to and rely on when every part of your physical …

LeDure signs with Fontbonne

Saxony Lutheran senior Will LeDure recently finished up his final season as a Crusader. However, that does not mean that it will be his final inning or pitch he will ever see. LeDure signed a …
OBITUARIES
Gary L. Schumer
A Celebration of Life was held at the St. Mary of the Barrens Church in Perryville on July 10, 2021 in honor of Gary L. Schumer. Gary was born on Jan. 3, 1952 in Perryville, the son of Herman and …
Myrtle V. Kuehnert
Myrtle V. Kuehnert, 94, of Altenburg, Missouri passed into the Saviors loving arms Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.She was born at home Oct. 7, 1926 on the Schilling …
Frankie L. Turbyville
Frankie Lee Turbyville, 78, of Perryville passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at his residence.He was born Feb. 11, 1943 in Charleston, Ark. to Troy Frank and Juanita (Fry) Turbyville.He and Lois …
James L. Moonier
James Leo Moonier, 83, of Perryville passed away on Sunday, July 18, 2021 at his residence. He was born Sept. 30, 1937 in Perryville to Leo John and Bertha Mae (Pitts) Moonier.He and JoAnn (Joan) …
Dan Martin Bachmann
Dan Martin Bachmann, 54, of Perryville, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at Southeast Hospital. He was born July 28, 1966 in Neosho, to Calvin and Lorna (Dickmann) Bachmann.Dan was a member of …
STATE NEWS
OPINION

Rounding second, and nearing third

The mid-point of summer is now a distant memory Independence Day was more than 10 days ago. Sure, there’s still time for a summer trip, but let’s be realistic, it’s all downhill …

PHOTO GALLERIES
Photos from the July 4, 2021 fireworks display from City Park in Perryville
VIDEOS

Sen. Blunt announces he won't seek re-election

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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