COVID-19 in Perry County

County commission issues statement regarding virus, holiday season

The Perry County Commission on Friday issued a statement again urging county residents to follow health department guidelines to help slow the spread of COVID-19, especially during the coming holiday …

Employment program aims to help vets

Dozens of area businessmen and local government leaders — along with Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, state Sen. Doug Libla of Poplar Bluff, and state representatives Rick Francis of Perryville and …

County at red alert as cases, deaths rise

Perry County is on red alert.Health department director Sylvia Forester on Friday announced that the county’s COVID-19 risk assessment level was being advanced to “red,” the highest …

PCSD32 board amends calendar

The Perry County District 32 School Board spent a majority of its latest meeting on Nov. 12, looking to the future, specifically the second semester and just what it will look like. The board …

Kirn signs with Southern Indiana soccer

Emerson Kirn was in a thankful mood. The St. Vincent senior midfielder was grateful for everyone from her family to her soccer coaches, to her St. Vincent teammates who helped her reach what had …

Lady Pirates excel in jamboree with speed

Perryville girls basketball coach Angela Fulton was just happy to be out on the court again. After having been limited to just six open gyms over the summer and been “lucky” so far with …

Dunn excited to take over Perryville boys program

Rick Dunn finally gets his chance to move over one seat on the Perryville boys basketball bench. The long time assistant coach will take over the Perryville boys basketball head coaching position …
Shirley Ann Blechle
Shirley Ann Blechle, 82, of Perryville passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020 at her residence.She was born Aug. 28, 1938 in Perry County … Read More
Mary J. Blechle
Mary J. Blechle, 89, of Perryville passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born May 20, 1931 in … Read More
Rodney L. Burfiend
Rodney Leslie Burfiend, 55, passed away on Nov. 16, 2020 at Mercy South Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Aug. 23, 1965 to Les and … Read More
Clinton R. Braeuner
Clinton R. Braeuner, 85, of Altenburg passed away Friday, Nov. 20, 2020 at his residence. He was born June 25, 1935 in Wittenburg to … Read More
Ruby M. Blaylock
Ruby M Blaylock, 92, of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 at Independence Care Center in Perryville.She was born June 2, 1928 in … Read More

Column: What's next?

The title of this column is a question that kept popping into my head during Missouri's gubernatorial campaign. That question repeatedly was asked by fictional Pres. Jed Bartlet in the TV series West …