LOCAL NEWS

Culture on display as part of annual country church tour

Perry County Heritage Tourism is offering a historic and sometimes spiritual journey as sort of a kickoff to the Christmas season with its 17th annual Christmas Country Church Tour. The church …

St. Vincent Educational Foundation plans Variety Show

As the saying goes, it’s better late than never. The St. Vincent Educational Foundation will once again hold the annual St. Vincent Variety Show. The show will be held Dec. 3-5 at the Perry …

Museum’s holiday display highlights ‘gift of heritage’

Earlier this month the Lutheran Heritage Center in Altenburg debuted its 17th Christmas tree display.This year’s name of the exhibit is “The Gift of Heritage,” Carla Grebing, …

LIFT program to debut ‘real-world application’ Dec. 6

There was light shed on a program during the Coffee and Connections event at the Catalyst Center For Business on Nov. 9. Director of Operations with Southeast Missouri Transportation System Ginny …

Health Board to hold quarterly evening meetings

In an effort to give those who may not have the opportunity to attend its monthly meetings, typically held the third Tuesday mornings, the Perry County Board of Public Health plans to hold quarterly, …
SPORTS

Pirates advance to Class 2 Final Four after big second half

Many of the players on the current Perryville boys’ soccer roster were in class at Perry County Middle School the last time the Pirates reached the Final Four. They decided that six years was …

Naeger wins in MMA debut by third round TKO

Perryville jiu-jitsu instructor Chad Morrison was probably beaming with pride as he watched one of his students make his MMA debut. Isaac Naeger competed in the Cage of Honor 84 event at the AC Brase …

Perryville girls look impressive during jamboree

Fans of the Perryville girls basketball team got their first sneak peek at exactly what the team will look like this year on Monday. The Lady Pirates competed in a 36-minute jamboree with Valle …
OBITUARIES
Barbara A. Pickle
Barbara Alice Pickle , 83, of Perryville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021.She was born Sept. 8, 1938 in Hartford, Ark. daughter of Thomas and Audrey Smedley-Harbottle.She and Billy Ray Pickle …
Maxine M. Abernathy
Maxine M. Abernathy, 94, of Perryville passed away Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Delmar Gardens South in St. Louis. She was born July 4, 1927 in Belgique to Thurman J. and Chloe A. (Weith) Colin.She and …
Donald Verseman
Donald Walter Verseman, 88, of Perryville passed away Monday, Nov. 15, 2021 at Independence Care Center of Perry County.He was born June 3, 1933 in Farrar to Walter and Esther (Lorenz) Verseman. He …
Marylee E. Hoehn
Marylee E. Hoehn, 75, of Perryville died Thursday, Nov.11, 2021 at her residence. She was born Oct. 9, 1946 in St. Louis to Floyd and Evelyn (Vogt) Struessel.She and Clifford Hoehn were married Nov. …
Roger J. Schremp
Roger J. Schremp, 65, of Perryville, died Tuesday, Nov.9, 2021 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 11, 1955 in St. Louis, to Lester Schremp and Ruth (Welland) Schremp.He and Nancy …
STATE NEWS
OPINION

Letter to the Editor: Time to wake up

To the Editor:It’s well past time we all wake from our fitful dreams and fevered fantasies of some idyllic past of white picket fences and matching neighbors, babbling unpolluted brooks, …

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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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