Perryville holds ‘bittersweet’ graduation
Perryville student commencement speaker Drew Layton could only think of one word as he and his classmates walked out of Perryville High School for the last time: bittersweet. “I used to say that I couldn’t wait to graduate,” Layton said. “But the adults in my life would always tell me to enjoy high school while I’m still in it. Now as it all comes to an end, I knew they were right.”
Perryville Police reports
PERRYVILLE — The Perryville Police Department has released its latest report of arrests. 24-year-old Tristen D.J. Cavins of Perryville was charged with careless and imprudent driving, failing to register, resisting arrest by fleeing, failure to maintain proof of financial responsibility and endangering the safety of another. Police say Cavins...
City holds Fire Station grand opening
The Perryville Fire Department opened what could be considered a piece of history. City administrators, firefighters, and others took part in a grand opening and ribbon cutting for a brand-new fire station, christened Firehouse No. 2, on May 17. The new structure, on the west/north side of the Highway 51...
Learn how to make a bird feeder
PERRYVILLE – The Perry Park Center in Perryville will host a class on making a bird feeder. Join us as Pamela teaches us how to make a bird feeder. This relaxing hobby helps people feel more connected to nature and is now known as the second most popular hobby in America.
Mo Nat Guard regiment deploys to Middle East, ceremony in Perryville
Another Missouri National Guard regiment deploys to the Middle East. Ashley Byrd reports. Sign up for local daily headlines delivered straight to your email inbox every weekday morning.
Perry County Senior Center launches Senior Walking Club
PERRYVILLE— In observance and celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31, 2023, the Perry County Senior Center is launching it’s new Senior Walking Club. Seniors and guests are invited to come to the Senior Center Monday through Thursday from 1 pm to 2...
Storybook Trail begins June 7 at Perryville City Park
PERRYVLLE – Perryville area youngsters are invited to participate in a summer literary adventure every week in the city park. The Perryville Storybook Trail is a fun, FREE, educational activity that places the pages from a children’s storybook along the City Park Trail. This trail helps build a...
Remains of World War II airman to be buried in Chester, Illinois
CHESTER, Ill. – The remains of a Chester, Illinois, native killed in combat during World War II will be interred in his hometown next month. U.S. Army Air Forces Tech Sgt. James Howie was a radio operator assigned to the 345th Bombardment Squadron (Heavy), 98th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 9th Air Force.
Gerler qualifies for state in shot put
Perryville track will send one athlete to state. Sophomore Ellie Gerler finished fourth in the shot put to advance to the state meet during the Class 4 sectional in Hillsboro Saturday. Gerler threw a distance of 34-11.25 in the event to edge Windsor’s Abigail Holland (34-5.0) by just more than...
Local business owner Bryant Wolfin launches campaign for state representative
STE GENEVIEVE – Bryant Wolfin, a conservative Republican, has announced his candidacy for the Missouri State House of Representatives in District 145, which includes Ste. Genevieve and Perry County. “Every day our freedoms are under attack,” explained Wolfin. “The problem is plainly obvious! Our government is too big and...
Braack, the Almond Gristmiller
After writing two consecutive posts about Perry County personalities migrating to the West Coast (Oregon), I ran across a story that takes us the other direction. The one you are about to read is one that takes us to the East Coast (New York), with a stop in Michigan along the way.
Rep. Voss visits non-profit in Perryville
PERRYVILLE, Mo. (KBSI) – Missouri State Representative John Voss visited United Enterprises Inc. in Perryville on Tuesday. United Enterprises is a non-profit organization that provides meaningful services and employment to individuals with disabilities. They do things like pallet building, product assembly and packaging. FOX23 News Multimedia Journalist Timothy Eaves...
Inmate wristbands for Cape Girardeau County jail inmates
In support of Cape Girardeau County’s “thin gray line” — a reference to corrections officers — the County Commission on May 15 approved $77,971.25 to buy a wristband identification system for inmates at the Jackson lockup. The money will come from the sheriff’s office building and maintenance budget. Commissioners Clint Tracy, Paul Koeper and Charlie Herbst also approved a $12,000 annual program maintenance fee. RFID — radio frequency identification — devices use radio waves to identify people or objects through a device contained in a wireless device or a tag without making physical contact or even requiring a line of sight. An expansion of the county lockup at 216 N. Missouri St. is currently underway with general contractor Penzel Construction of Jackson tasked with a 2024 completion. Once completed, the jail will hold about 500 inmates, but the county is ordering 1,600 of the chip-installed wristbands. You can learn more in the Southeast Missourian.
Perryville woman named to Spring Dean’s List in U of A’s Fulbright College
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.– Bridgette Steele of Perryville was named to the Spring 2023 Dean’s List in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. Steele joins more than 2,000 additional Fulbright College students on the Spring 2023 Dean’s List. To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must achieve at least a 3.75 grade-point average for the semester while completing at least 12 credit hours.
Two dynamic offenses set to square off Saturday
If you like goal-scoring, then Saturday’s Class 3 State Quarterfinal match will be for you. The St. Vincent Indians (19-4) will host Ursuline Academy at 12 p.m. on May 27 in Perryville. Both teams feature high-powered offenses capable of scoring goals and scoring them quickly. Ursuline Academy has scored...
Special meeting called to discuss location of Chester’s Fall Festival
CHESTER – A special meeting has been called to discuss a future location of the Fall Festival, an annual event in Chester. The tentative agenda was released Thursday.
CHS graduates 70 seniors
CHESTER – Chester High School was a hoppin’ place Sunday afternoon May 21st when 70 YellowJacket seniors crossed the stage for the 137th Commencement at CHS. Colbert Gymnasium was packed as a full-house of family, friends and other guests filled almost every seat. This huge crowd was in...
Suspicious house fire on Jackson; Joplin Fire save kitten during overhaul
Suspicious house fire on Jackson; Joplin Fire save kitten during overhaul. Shannon Becker was born and raised in Joplin and began in radio before graduating from Joplin Senior High in 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Missouri Southern State University (1994). Before launching Joplin News First in 2017, he worked in television and radio, overlapping a career in the music industry. He worked with major music artists for 20 years, garnering gold and platinum records to his credit. He comes to KOAM 7 News Now-CBS/FOX (Morgan-Murphy Media) with more than 30 years in media and entertainment. He previously worked for KOAM. He has five children and two grandchildren.
Paper airplanes fly at Perryville Regional Airport
PERRYVILLE – The paper airplane flying distance competition was again a huge hit at the third annual Perryville Airport Fly-in held Saturday, May 20. Contestants, ages 6-12, had two launches. First place went to 10-year-old Carson Holdman whose plane flew 47 feet on his first attempt and 52 feet...
Sounding the Alarm
Monthly Senior Social held in Jackson. 7-year-old gets new hearing aids. 'March to the River' march to honor veterans. 17th Street BBQ tops list as Best BBQ in Illinois.
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