LOCAL NEWS

MoDOT urges caution in weekend travel

Accumulating snow is forecast for much of the state Friday evening beginning in the northwestern part of the state and moving southeast overnight continuing through Saturday. The Missouri Department …

Perryville man faces two felonies after child allegedly overdoses due to opioid ingestion

A Perryville man is in custody and facing two felony charges following an incident in which a one-year-old was unresponsive after the ingestion of fentanyl and brought to a local emergency …

Area’s first measurable snowfall arrives

It wasn’t enough to completely blanket the grass and likely not enough to construct a snowman (though a couple were spotted, one on North Street close to Willow Pond and another on Oak Street), …

114 deer harvested in Perry County during alternative methods season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 9,965 deer during the alternative-methods portion of the firearms deer season, Dec. 25 - …

State committees release proposed changes to legislative districts

On Dec. 30, the respective chairs of the Missouri House Special Committee on Redistricting and Senate Select Committee on Redistricting jointly released their proposed changes to Missouri’s …
SPORTS

Offense sputters for Pirates in title game

Perryville girls basketball coach Angela Fulton has had the same feeling every year after facing West County around the holiday season. It’s one that she doesn’t particularly …

SV girls pull off upset over short-handed Advance

The new year started off on the right foot for the St. Vincent girls’ basketball team. The seventh-seeded Indians upset second-seeded Advance 67-47 in the opening round of the Delta New …

Defense key as Saxony takes third

The Saxony Lutheran boys rebounded nicely in the Winter Warrior Classic. One night after squandering a fourth quarter lead to third-seed Kingston in the semifinals. The Crusaders came back with a …
OBITUARIES
Warren T. Ernst
Warren T. Ernst, 69, of Perryville died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 at his residence.He was born Sept. 21, 1952 in Perryville to Weldon J. Ernst and Wilbertta T. Bohnert .He and Mirna M. (Avila Palacios) …
Verna M. Buchheit
Verna Marie Buchheit (nee Schnurbusch) peacefully passed away at Mt Carmel Senior Living in St Charles on Jan. 7, 2022.Loving wife of the late John Daniel Buchheit; beloved daughter of August and …
Wayne A. Petot
Wayne Aloysius Petot, 77, of Perryville passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 in the comfort of his home. He was born Aug. 16, 1944 in Perryville to Alves and Helen (Cerney) Petot.He and April …
George F. Graham
George F. Graham Jr., 93, of Perryville passed away Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 at St. Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 25, 1928 in Mannington, WV to George F. Sr and Helen C. (Rymer) Graham.He and …
Charlie D. Hurst
Charlie “Tazz” Douglas Hurst age 50 of Ste. Genevieve passed away Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 at 5:12pm. He passed away at Mercy South Hospital. He was born June 1, 1971 in Missouri and lived in …
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OPINION

Letter to the Editor: The New Year

Happy 2022. One of my first thoughts of the New Year was about political parties.Presently, we have one official Republican party, the Trumpist Republicans. I think we’ll see the formation of …

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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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