Deputies involved in high-speed chase

Perry County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a high-speed chase Friday, June 18, shortly after 4 p.m. A vehicle, which was at times reportedly traveling more than 90 mph at times, was heading north on Highway 51. The vehicle reportedly traveled into Illinois and the Randolph County Sheriff's Office was assisting with the pursuit. More information on this incident will be provided as it becomes available.

Congressman Smith tours Gilster-Mary Lee plant

On Friday, June 4, Congressman Jason Smith toured the facilities at the Gilster-Mary Lee Corporation in Perryville.With nine locations throughout Missouri and Illinois, Gilster-Mary Lee employs 1,500 …

School Board president plans resignation

Perry County School District No. 32 is accepting applications to fill a vacant seat on the Board of Education after the resignation of Ashley Geringer, who has been serving as the board …

Commissioners explore property options

The Perry County Board of Commissioners continues planning for a new justice center. Last Thursday, the commissioners saw additional property options they may not previously have been aware were …

Wibbenmeyer, Schilling earn JCAA honors

The St. Vincent baseball team received some recognition from the conference this past week. Two Indians received Jefferson County Athletic Association-Small School All-Conference honors when the …

Perryville offense stifled in Class 2 playoff loss

Perryville High School girls soccer head coach Jerry Fulton was trying to take the program somewhere they had never been before. The Perryville girls program was trying to reach its first-ever final …

PHS relay team earned 13th at state

The Perryville boys track team sent one group to state this past weekend. They performed exactly like their coach Brent Broeking felt they would.The Pirate 4x100 relay team of Tyler Rhyne, Caden …
Milford Boxdorfer
Milford “Mil” Boxdorfer, 73, of Olney, Ill. formerly of Perryville, died Monday, May 31, 2021 at Carle Richland Memorial … Read More
Linda S. Caldwell
Linda Sue Caldwell, 67, passed away May 29, 2021. Linda was born in Perryville on June 28, 1953. She is survived by her husband, … Read More
Bonnie S. DeMoore
Bonnie S. (Zoellner) DeMoore, 54, of San Antonio, Texas passed away Sunday, May 16, 2021, at the Baptist Medical Center of San … Read More
Allan R. Schindler
Allan R. Schindler passed away on May 30, 2021, at the age of 76. Born in Perryville, Allan is the son of the late Clarence and Stella … Read More
Erna Jean Seems
Jean was one of fourteen children born to Oscar Henry Frederick Brune and Mellie Evelyn Crites Brune. Jean’s sisters and brothers … Read More

What my community newspaper means to me

Michael Connelly, best-selling author, and journalist, once said, “A newspaper is the center of a community, it’s one of the tent poles of the community, and that’s not going to be …


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 …