District's 'intruder alert' activated at PHS

The intruder alert at Perryville High School was activated at 10:52 a.m. Thursday, April 15, after an unknown person accessed student areas of the building. Students and staff followed district …

Newest hospital board member sworn in

In a brief meeting short on agenda items, the Perry County Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees welcomed its newest member April 9. In addition, the board took the opportunity to re-organize Friday …

Office staff, board now in ‘Mayfest mode’

The Perryville Area Chamber office staff and board of directors are in full Mayfest mode! We are so excited to get to celebrate our Hometown Heroes and the Perry County Bicentennial. Our schedule is …

COVID-19: More than one-sixth of Perry County residents have 'completed vaccination'

  Late last week, the state of Missouri opened up eligibility requirements for COVID-19 vaccinations. All residences, ages 16 and older, have the opportunity to get a vaccine. In Perry …

Brown, offense helps Saxony take down East Prairie

Saxony Lutheran baseball coach Paul Sander was “concerned” with his team’s ability to get timely situational hits, and just the offense overall in the first four games of the …

Simpson takes on baseball in final year

Perryville senior Ann-Marie Simpson has been playing softball for a majority of her life. This spring she is trying something new. Simpson decided to come out for the Perryville baseball team and …

One goal enough for Pirates in victory over Knights

The Perryville girls soccer team has scored in bunches to start their season. Leading up to their third game of the year on Monday, the Pirates may have exceeded even the wildest imagination of their …
Donald L. Giesler Jr.
Donald L. Giesler Jr., 56, of Perryville passed away Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born … Read More
Alice A. Schnurbusch
Alice Agnes Schnurbusch, 96, of Perryville died Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Independence Care Center.She was born Feb. 4, 1925 in Cape … Read More
Marilyn J. Kapp
Marilyn J. Kapp, 81, of Perryville passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born July 28, 1939 in … Read More
Leon B. Wahlers
Leon Bernard Wahlers, 81, of Perryville passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born … Read More
Georgia A. Hawthorne
Georgia Ann Hawthorne, 78, of Perryville passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at her home. She was born Aug. 6, 1942 in Chester, … Read More

Protecting our kids as well as our rights

With less than eight weeks remaining in the 2021 legislative session, every lawmaker is scrambling to get their proposals moving toward the finish line. This week, I was pleased to see the Education …

  • Rep. Francis: House adopts responsible budget

    We gave our approval to the appropriations bills that make up the Fiscal Year 2022 State Operating Budget …

  • C.O.P.S

    When I started practicing law in Perry County in 1974 the jail was in an old house on Spring Street and …

  • Letter: Tax Initiative

    To the Editor: Our community leaders are considering placing a tax initiative on our Perry County ballot …

Egg hunt photos from Saturday, April 3, 2021

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 …