Chester, IL

A Gathering of Grebings

Once again, I am not able to research a new story today, so I will share an old one. About a week ago, the Grebing Reunion took place in East Perry County. This story was posted back in 2017 when a previous reunion took place. I will add that a map of Altenburg shown in this post gives an answer to the question posed in a post several days ago about a parcel of land willed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg by Amalia (Grebing) Kluegel. The will mentioned that the land was near the creamery. That was likely part of the Grebing land shown in the map and would explain how the church became the owners of what would become the fairgrounds. FYI: The church no longer owns the fairgrounds.
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Residents get answers on Chester Bridge project

What is exactly happening with the Chester Bridge project? Residents had a chance to find out and ask questions of those involved as the Missouri Department of Transportation held a community briefing June 23 at the Perryville Higher Education Center. “We are informing the public on the progress that we...
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FSA Looking to Fill Local Committees

Farm fence with long shadows photographed at sunrise under blanket of fog. (Southeast MO) The Farm Service Agency with the U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to fill the local county committees that advise the FSA. County Executive Director for St. Francois, Iron, Madison, Washington, and Ste. Genevieve, Joseph Stillman tells us what the committees do…

Vergennes man faces vehicle burglary charge in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – A Vergennes man faces a burglary charge after police say he was found in a vehicle in Carbondale. Gerald D. Stroud, 37 of Vergennes faces charges of burglary to motor vehicle, obstructing identification and possession of a hypodermic syringe/needle. Carbondale police were called to the...

Vergennes man arrested for Carbondale vehicle break-in

CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) – A Vergennes man was caught by Carbondale Police breaking into a vehicle. Carbondale Police say they were called to the 300 block of West Walnut at about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found Gerald Stroud, 37, inside of the vehicle and in possession of property that belonged to the vehicle’s owner.

Perryville recognized as ‘City of the Year’ at convention

The city of Perryville has a strong commitment to military members and veterans. Apparently, someone else has taken notice. Perryville was named “City of the Year” at the Grande Voiture Du Missouri’s 40 and 8 convention Saturday in Earth City. “We are excited to be selected for...

Happy 300th Birthday to Prairie du Rocher

ST. LOUIS – Party like it’s 1722. There’s a two-day celebration taking place July 9 and 10 in Prairie du Rocher. The town has been around for 300 hundred years. The party will have food, music, shopping and so much more. Hear more about the town’s history from Illinois South Tourism.

Pirates take to air in 7-on-7 camp

Perryville football coach Brent Roth is looking for plenty of balance on the offensive side of the ball. However, that was not the case June 21. The Pirates participated in a 7-on-7 camp in Sikeston, which focused more on the passing game. Roth enjoys going to the camp for several...

Carbondale police: Man accused of breaking into vehicle found still inside

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was arrested in connection with a vehicle burglary on Tuesday, June 28. Gerald D. Stroud, 37, of Vergennes, was arrested for burglary to motor vehicle, obstructing identification and possession of a hypodermic syringe/needle. According to Carbondale police, they responded to the 300 block of...

Pirates look to return ‘solid’ team in fall

Perryville boys soccer coach Jerry Fulton hasn’t had much time off this summer. Fulton, the veteran coach of both the Pirate boys and girls soccer programs had a few weeks spanning the end of the girls state final four run and the start of summer workouts for the boys.

Soccer camp sign-ups end Friday

The future St. Vincent and Perryville soccer players have a chance to learn new skills and refine old ones. Perryville Optimist Soccer will host a camp from July 25-28 for players in Kindergarten through the 8th grade from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bank of Missouri Soccer Complex. Through the efforts...

Sawyer Lane Svehla

Jonathan and Paige (Norfolk) Svehla of Perryville announce the birth of their son Sawyer Lane Svehla. He was born at 12:51 a.m. on Sunday, June 19, 2022 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Sawyer was welcomed home by Amelia, 3...

Martin C. Reiss Jr.

Martin C. Reiss Jr., 89, of Perryville passed away Monday, June 27, 2022 at Independence Care Center. He was born February 17, 1933 in Sereno to Martin C. and Virgie (Gibbar) Reiss Sr. He and Hilda A. Schweiss were married October 17, 1964. She preceded him in death on December...

Hadlee LouAnn Kim

Tyson and Kalynn (Northcutt) Kirn of Perryville announce the birth of their daughter Hadlee LouAnn Kirn. She was born at 8:49 p.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022 at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. Hadlee was welcomed home by Areonna, 8...

June Elizabeth Irma Schultheis

June Elizabeth Irma Schultheis, 77, of Red Bud, passed away at 10:58 a.m., Tuesday, June 28, 2022 at New Athens Home for the Aged. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, July 5 at Leesman Funeral Home in Red Bud. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 6 at the funeral home with Pastor Cory Hartz officiating. Burial will follow at St. Marcus Cemetery in Red Bud.