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Perryville police seek suspect in two fires (10/22/14)
Police in Perryville, Missouri, are looking for a person responsible for a pair of Monday night fires. Just before 8:30 p.m. Monday, firefighters received a call about decorative hay bales burning in front of a beauty salon at 7 N. Main St., said Bill Jones, assistant fire and police chief...
Chase leads to several arrests in Perryville (10/22/14)
A Monday evening chase in Perryville, Missouri, led to the arrests of several people suspected of dealing drugs, Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Tuesday. Between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Monday, the Perry County Sheriff's Department learned about a drug deal in progress, Schaaf said...
Perryville takes no position on pinup contest (09/03/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Board of Aldermen has washed its hands of a proposed "pin-up girl contest" planned as part of the last downtown cruise-in of the year. If the event ends badly, the fallout will land squarely on the shoulders of the city's Downtown Revitalization Committee, which organizes the monthly event for car enthusiasts, Alderman Larry Riney said during the board's regular meeting Tuesday night...
Perryville busing system almost in place (07/01/14)
Sarah Orf and Melissa Hemmann have hit the ground running in the just-formed Perry County School District transportation department -- made up of the two women and bus drivers. Starting this fall, the district will begin a lease agreement with Midwest Bus Sales, based in Tonganoxie, Kansas, that could save the district an estimated $600,000 to $700,000, superintendent Scott Ireland has said...
Vietnam Wall replica arrives today in Perryville (06/17/14)
The following story has been change to correct Gen. Frank Grass's status in the military. What started off as a discussion about bringing a replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to Perryville, Missouri, has turned into a full-fledged event featuring school tours, a candlelight vigil and an address by Gen. Frank Grass, a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
Pesticide collection event set for Saturday in Perryville (05/28/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Pesticides and herbicides may help crops thrive, but they're not so great for little fish. That may be part of the reason the Missouri Department of Natural Resources selected Perryville as the host for a statewide pesticide collection event Saturday at the Perry County Road and Bridge Department, city administrator Brent Buerck said Tuesday...
Perryville School District moving to fewer school days (05/27/14)
The school year will be shorter, but the days will be 15 minutes longer in the Perry County School District next year. And rather than 174 days, as was scheduled this year, there will be 169 during the 2014-2015 school year, superintendent Scott Ireland said...
Ozone standards may change by summer in Perry, Ste. Genevieve counties (04/27/14)
Ozone levels in Perry and Ste. Genevieve counties could become more of an issue this year because the Environmental Protection Agency standard of 75 parts per billion may be lowered to 65 ppb. That drop is in no way achievable, said David Grimes, regional planner for the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission...
City marshal one of three contested posts in Perryville (04/06/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- For the first time in two decades, Perryville voters will have a choice when they go to the polls Tuesday to select their next city marshal to serve as police chief. The position is one of three up for grabs in contested races. Multiple candidates also filed for mayor and Ward 2 alderman...
Perryville bans texting by young drivers, truckers (03/19/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Board of Aldermen sent a message to truckers and teenagers Tuesday night: Hang up and drive. At its regular meeting Tuesday, the board unanimously approved an ordinance banning text messaging by drivers age 21 and younger and by commercial drivers...
Barrel stave facility destroyed by fire (03/12/14)
Perryville Fire Department officials have no cause for the fire that consumed a local business Monday night. Perryville firefighters responded to a fire at Perryville Stave Co. just after 8 p.m. and were assisted by crews from East Perry, Biehle, Chester, North Bollinger County and St. Mary's...
Four face drug charges in Perry County (03/09/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Four people face drug charges as the result of covert law enforcement operations, the Perry County Sheriff's Department reported Friday. Rebecca A. Bradley, 36, of Perryville was charged Thursday with three felonies -- one count of distribution of a controlled substance and two counts of possession of a controlled substance -- and misdemeanor unlawful use of drug paraphernalia after her arrest on an outstanding warrant, the department reported...
Accident in Perry County kills 1, injures 2 (03/09/14)
Two young children were injured and one was killed after an early Friday morning vehicle accident. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Dewayne M. Phillips, 28, of Marion, Ark., was driving a 2004 Kia Spectra south on Interstate 55 when the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck a cable barrier and returned to the roadway. The accident occurred just north of the 126 mile marker...
Two suspects arrested after Perryville drug raid (03/07/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two people are in custody after police found evidence of a marijuana-manufacturing operation at their home, the Perry County Sheriff's Department reported. Jeffrey A. Baughman Jr. and Alexandria M. Nardulli, both 21, face multiple drug charges, including manufacturing more than five grams of marijuana within 2,000 feet of a school; distribution of a controlled substance; possession of a controlled substance other than marijuana; possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana; and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, the sheriff's department reported.. ...
Perryville may go new direction with school buses (03/05/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville County School District No. 32 is considering driving a different direction for its bus service. For as long as anyone can remember, the district contracted for bus transportation with Meyer Bus Line Inc. of Perryville. Superintendent Scott Ireland said the district is in its last year of a three-year contract with Meyer and has put out a request for bids for service...
'Wall That Heals' coming to Perryville in June (02/19/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Local veterans returning from Vietnam came home to no fanfare and no recognition, Michael Lundy told the Perryville board of aldermen Tuesday night. "We did absolutely nothing for the Vietnam vets when they returned home," Lundy said...
Pitts won't be on Perryville ballot, judge rules (02/16/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville police officer's name will not appear on the ballot for city marshal after a circuit judge denied his request for a writ of mandamus forcing the city clerk to certify his candidacy. Sgt. Brad Pitts of the Perryville Police Department was one of three people who filed to run for city marshal...
Judge to rule on Perryville cop's petition this week (02/09/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perry County circuit judge said Friday he will rule this week on Brad Pitts' petition to have his name placed on the ballot for Perryville city marshal. In preparing candidates' certification to send to the county clerk's office, Perryville City Clerk Tracy Prost discovered Pitts -- who is a sergeant with the Perryville Police Department -- had not paid about $32 in personal property taxes that were due Dec. 31...
Snowstorm cost Perryville $20,000 (01/22/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville spent just over $20,000 to clear its streets in the wake of a Jan. 5 snowstorm, city administrator Brent Buerck told the board of aldermen Tuesday night. Buerck said workers spread 125 tons of salt in their efforts to make the roads passable...
Sheriff confirms June shootings were murder-suicide (01/10/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Forensic evidence confirmed a double shooting last summer was a murder-suicide, Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Thursday. The bodies of Shawn J. Galeski, 36, and his girlfriend, Jamie L. Cole, 29, both of Perryville, were found June 14 in a locked room at Galeski's home on Route E, Schaaf reported in June...
Perryville faces dilemma with aging sewer plant (01/08/14)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- In the midst of what Mayor Debbie Gahan calls "a regulatory vortex," the city could face expensive choices concerning its wastewater treatment system. At its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Perryville board of aldermen heard a presentation on problems with the plant's sand filter, which removes particulate matter from wastewater as part of the treatment process...
Tarrillion's wife to run for Perryville board (12/18/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- As the filing period for municipal elections opened Tuesday, three candidates cast their hats into the ring for police chief -- the first time in two decades the race has been contested -- while the former chief's wife filed to run for Ward 2 alderman...
Trans-Siberian tribute band will do benefit shows (12/18/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Uplifting sounds of the holiday season will be presented Friday and Saturday when LivinTale, a Trans-Siberian Orchestra tribute group, performs at the Perry Park Center. The Christmas-themed concerts also are serving as fundraisers for the family of Kacey Berkbuegler, a senior at St. Vincent High School in Perryville who died in November after a battle with cancer...
Tarrillion says Perryville owes him eight days' pay (11/20/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eight months after the board of aldermen accepted his resignation, former police chief Keith Tarrillion wants one last paycheck. Tarrillion, who was charged Oct. 31 with theft, forgery and making a false report, resigned in March amid allegations of professional misconduct...
Dump truck causes power outage in Perryville (11/17/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A dump truck made contact with power lines Friday in Perryville and caused a power outage for several hours. According to a news release by the Citizens Electric Corporation, about 9:45 a.m. Friday a dump truck hit a power line, resulting in a power loss in an area along Highway 51 south of Interstate 55 to the Perry County line...
Perryville law enforcement still searching for 'dangerous' fugitive (11/08/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville man being sought after evading arrest Wednesday was still on the run Thursday morning, according to police. Michael E. Fuller fled on foot Wednesday afternoon when law enforcement tried to take him to jail on a warrant for unlawful use of a weapon, said Lt. ...
Perryville postpones trick-or-treating (10/31/13)
The city of Perryville is advising that Halloween trick-or-treating will be postponed until Friday night because of the current weather and forecast. Heavy rains that began in the area overnight will make the outdoor activity a "wet and muddy mess tonight," according to a news release from the city, and postponing it will "help ensure a fun and carefree Friday evening for kids and parents alike."...
Senior RB has unfinished business (08/29/13)
When Alex Winkler heard the pop, he knew immediately what had happened. It was the final regular season game for the St. Vincent Indians, at rival Jefferson High. Shortly after halftime, Winkler, playing tailback for the Indians, took a pitch and headed to his left. Seeing the safety coming up, Winkler planted his leg and tried to cut back to the right when he heard a distinct "pop."...
Pirates see value in diversified attack (08/29/13)
There's a good reason for fans of Perryville football to be optimistic. The Pirates finished the 2012 season 3-7 -- hardly a cause for celebration. But head coach Mike Wotjtczuk was able to unearth a few hidden gems throughout the year that should help the Pirates improve in 2013...
Perryville voters to decide on chief selection process Nov. 5 (08/21/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday unanimously approved an ordinance providing for a ballot measure to change the way the city chooses its police chief. Under state law, Perryville -- which is incorporated as a fourth-class city -- must elect a city marshal to serve as chief unless residents vote to let city leaders appoint a chief instead...
Highway commission seeks comments on railroad crossings improvements (08/08/13)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission is soliciting comments on a proposed railroad crossings project. The commission is considering a proposal to improve existing railroad crossings in Perry, New Madrid, Scott and Pemiscot counties in or near McBride, Marston, Matthews, Sikeston and Hayti...
Perryville mulls changes to police chief qualifications (08/07/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perryville Board of Aldermen approved the first reading Tuesday of an ordinance providing for a ballot measure to change the way the city selects its police chief. Under state law, Perryville -- which is incorporated as a fourth-class city -- must elect a city marshal to serve as chief unless voters decide to let city leaders appoint a chief instead...
$1.5M grant helps expansion of Perryville industrial park (07/26/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The planned expansion of a Southeast Missouri industrial park is getting a boost from the federal government. The U.S. Department of Commerce on Thursday announced a $1.5 million grant to help build a roadway for the Perryville Industrial Park in Perry County.
Perry County 4-H Fair & Chicken Dinner (07/18/13)
"Learning by Doing" is the basis of 4-H work, and each year many young people between the ages of 5 and 19 do just that. The public is invited to come support the 4-H members by eating at the 4-H Fair Chicken Dinner from 4-7:30 p.m. and viewing the over 600 projects on display. ...
Charity softball tournament planned for child with cancer (07/14/13)
Brayden Deckerd loves being outdoors, running around and riding his toy tractor. He likes watching "Curious George" with his older sister, Kaelyn, 3. He likes to play ball with his dad. His brown stuffed dog tags along with him everywhere. Brayden is 17 months old, and he has sarcoma cancer...
Man, woman ID'd in apparent murder-suicide in Perry County (06/16/13)
The Perry County Sheriff's Department has identified a couple found shot in the head Friday in Perry County. Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf in a news release Saturday said the bodies of Shawn J. Galeski, 36, of Perryville, Mo., and his girlfriend, Jamie L. Cole, 29, of Perryville were discovered about 2:15 p.m. at Galeski's residence on Route E. The deaths appeared to be the result of a murder-suicide, but Schaaf said it's too early to rule out the possibility of a double-suicide...
Fatality in Perry County accident (03/14/13)
One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash Thursday in Perry County. At about 1:30 p.m., 74-year-old Dorty Counterman of St. Mary, Mo., was killed in a collision with a 1994 Freightliner on Route H just east of County Road 950 in Perry County. ...
Perryville police chief to tender resignation (03/13/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Perryville's police chief is expected to resign from the department today amid allegations he filed a police report on property loss at his own home using another officer's name in November 2010. Keith Tarrillion has been on voluntary leave from his duty since late February, when he became the focus of a professional misconduct claim made by a police department employee...
10-year sentence in Mo. sweepstakes scam case (03/08/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Florida man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a sweepstakes scam that cost an elderly Perryville couple more than $250,000. Patrick Percival Wilson pleaded guilty to two felony counts of exploitation of the elderly, one count of stealing by deceit and one count of unlawful merchandising practices.
Three charged with stealing from Perryville Eagles Club (02/22/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Three people from Perryville have been charged with felony burglary and theft for allegedly stealing money from the Eagles Club in Perryville. Two charged, Craig A. Pratt, 31, and Ashley M. Schremp, 24, were in custody Thursday, according to a news release from the Perry County Sheriff's Department. The department was looking for Brian K. Keller, 46. ...
Perryville police chief takes voluntary leave during probe (02/21/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- City leaders have opened an investigation into allegations of misconduct by Perryville police chief Keith Tarrillion, but they are staying silent about the allegations. A member of the Perryville Police Department made a claim this month alleging conduct by Tarrillion "inconsistent with his official character and duty," according to a city news release. The city is interviewing members of the department, and Tarrillion has taken a voluntary leave of absence. ...
Committee suspects high-ozone air coming from outside region (01/27/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Government and industry officials met Friday to begin tackling an issue they believe is largely out of their control: reducing ozone levels in Southeast Missouri. Members of the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning and Economic Development Commission's Air Quality Committee gathered in Perryville to review data from the Environmental Protection Agency that shows the amount of volatile organic compounds and oxides of nitrogen -- precursors to the formation of ozone -- produced in the region's seven counties....
Federal officials inherit counterfeit credit card case (01/16/13)
Three suspects who originally faced state charges in Perry County have found their case picked up by federal prosecutors who claim the phony credit cards they made affected interstate commerce. Faisal D. Elmi, 32, and Lisa D. Paige, 43, both of Alexandria, Va., and Mamadou A. ...
Man charged with bilking elderly couple waives hearing (01/16/13)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Florida man charged with tricking an elderly couple out of their retirement nest egg of $250,000 was bound over to circuit court Tuesday after he waived a preliminary hearing. Patrick P. Wilson, 47, of Orlando, has been in custody at the Perry County Jail since his arrest in October, when he was charged by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster with four felonies in connection to a so-called sweepstakes scheme. ...
Dorothy Fluegel (10/15/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dorothy Jean Fluegel, 80, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. She was born May 29, 1932, at Perryville, to Sylvester and Laura Polly Guyot Unterreiner. She married Raymond Fluegel May 1, 1952, in Perry County...
PHS Homecoming Court announced (09/13/12)
The 2012 Perryville High School Homecoming Court has been chosen by a vote of students. The court will preside over the Oct. 5 Homecoming activities. The King and Queen Candidates are seniors (from left) Aleshia Reiss, daughter of Warren and Angie Rice, and Levi Zook, son of Kevin and Glenda Zook; Kristen Triller, daughter of Charlie and Dana Triller, and Chris Zahner, son of Scott and Melissa Zahner; and Lauren Buxton, daughter of Dave and Kris Buxton and Lucas Hotop, son of Rick and Frankie Hotop.. ...
Perryville hotel robbed at gunpoint (06/22/12)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Three men robbed a Perryville hotel at gunpoint early Thursday morning, officials said. About 3:20 a.m., three men entered the Super 8 Hotel, 1119 Vincent Drive, brandished weapons and demanded money from the register, said police chief Keith Tarrillion. One carried a rifle, one carried a shotgun and the third carried a handgun, Tarrillion said...
Good Samaritan: Eric Buchheit (05/16/12)
Eric Buchheit is a junior at Perryville High School. He recently completed a service project for the Positive Behavior Program. Eric took charge of the project to collect items for children entering foster care such as: book bags, toiletries and stuffed animals. ...
Meinhardt, Buchheit to lead PHS Class of 2012 (05/14/12)
Ashley Meinhardt is the valedictorian and Abigail Buchheit is the salutatorian of the Perryville High School Class of 2012. The 2012 PHS Commencement will begin at 8 pm Friday, May 18 at Perry Park Center. Ashley is the daughter of John and Pat Meinhardt of Perryville and sister of Teresa Denninger and Jonathan Meinhardt. Her grandpare nts are Harold and Pat Heaps, John and Tana Meinhart, and Carolyn Meinhardt...
Baskin to speak at Perryville graduation (05/14/12)
Perryville High School's senior class has chosen a favorite teacher to deliver the 2012 commencement address during graduation ceremonies May 18. Timothy Baskin, who is a communication arts instructor and yearbook advisor at the high school, will speak...
District 32 celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week (05/07/12)
Tuesday, May 8, 2012, is National Teacher Day. Thank a teacher for making public schools great! Teachers in Perryville and in communities across the nation will be in the spotlight on National Teacher Day, as students, parents, school administrators and the community all learn how teachers are making great public schools for every student...
Jasmine makes a difference (04/19/12)
When Jasmine French, a fourth grader at Perryville Elementary School, learned that a school mate is battling leukemia, she wanted to help in some way. She created bows, purses, wallets and bouquets from printed duct tape and sold them to raise money for Haley Fulmer, a third grade student at PES. ...
Film festival is May 3 in Perryville (04/19/12)
Film festival to showcase media class films, raise money for student with cancer Think of it as the "Sundance of Perryville." The digital media students at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center invite the community to attend the first Perryville Film Festival on May 3. The event begins at 7 pm at Perry Park Center Theater and will feature documentaries, short film and a sample of commercial work created by the students...
Building trades class donates to Camp Hope (04/19/12)
Students from the building trades class at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center took a special field trip Saturday to a place that brings hope to combat-wounded military men and women. The students went to Camp Hope in Farmington, where they donated 6 outdoor tables, 36 benches and a dining table for the main lodge, which was dedicated during a special April 14 ceremony...
PHS Band will compete in Florida (04/04/12)
Perryville residents might see an unusual sight in the next few weeks - a marching band strolling down their street. The Perryville High School March Band is preparing for the Music USA Festivals competition which will be held April 19-21 at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla. During first-hour band class, the musicians have been taking advantage of the balmy spring weather to practice marching, which takes them on a circuitous route through the city streets...
Sax quartet heads to state (03/26/12)
Perryville High School students recently earned the highest rating at the district competition. District competition was held March 16 at Cape Central High School. Those earning a "1" rating will advance to the state band competition to be held April 28 in Columbia...
PCMS 8th grade takes second at Quiz Bowl (03/26/12)
The PCMS Eighth Grade Scholar Bowl team brought home the second place trophy after competing against 20 teams at the JCAA 2012 Quiz Bowl. The team includes (from left) Mollie Kluender, Ryan Noland, Brooke Hogard, Emma Nelson, Rachael Moore, Josh Delassus, Maddi Layton and Peyton Besand...
Top readers log over 26,000 pages (03/26/12)
Five students in Mary Richardson's sixth grade communication arts classes read a combined total of 269,927 pages during the first 3 quarters of this school year. The students read books that they documented on signed reading logs and then passed computer tests about those books. ...
PCMS writers earn awards (03/26/12)
Two Perry County Middle School students recently won awards for their writing skills. Kayla Buchheit (above, left) Macey Stueve are both sixth graders at PCMS. Kayla is the daughter of Glennon and Laura Buchheit of Perryville. She won second place in the Missouri State Poetry Society Youth Poetry Contest in the sixth grade division series. ...
Pellikan is Elks Student of Month (03/22/12)
Perryville Elks Lodge 2701 has chosen Perryville High School senior Josh Pellikan as its February 2012 Student of the Month. Pictured (from left) are Paul Turner of the Elks, Pellikan and Jeff Steffens, assistant principal at PHS as Turner presents a $500 scholarship to Pellikan. ...
Dalton Lohmann overcomes challenges at PECC (03/22/12)
Dalton Lohmann is 3 years old. He loves Barney. He likes to build things with his wooden blocks. He loves to spend time with his grandparents, and he likes riding the tractor with Daddy. Dalton is also a special needs student. "When I was 28 weeks pregnant, doctors told me that the baby had a heart defect and with that type of defect, it was possible that he also had trisomy-21, or Down's syndrome," his mother Christi said. ...
PHS to present Spring Play, March 22-24 (03/20/12)
"The course of love never did run smooth." So wrote William Shakespear in 1595, and the sentiment remains true as Perryville High School plans to present his play "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Performances are set for 7 pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 22-24 at the PHS Performing Arts Auditorium in the Old Senior High School. Admission is $4 at the door...
PAC donates new weight room equipment (03/12/12)
Athletes at Perry County School District have a safer weight room, thanks to Pirate Athletic Club. "PAC donated over $10,000 to purchase new weight room equipment," said Coach Mike Wojtczuk. "This was a major donation for badly-need equipment. The machines and equipment we replaced were old enough to be safety hazards."...
Louder Than Before Concert (03/07/12)
Music is the universal language of love. Music can inspire every age and religion. St.Vincent De Paul Parish Perryville, Missouri is hosting a free concert for all ages and faiths. This is the first of its kind. Concert will be streamed live over the Internet.I anticipate a crowd of 6 to 8 thousand people. St. Louis, Cape Girardeau, and surrounding area are invited. Loving others is a simple solution, to a complicated world. Connect to concert @ www.livebvideo.com...
Young signs with MAC (03/05/12)
Perryville High School senior Brittany Young has signed a letter of intent to play softball for Mineral Area College in Park Hills. She pictured here flanked by her parents Janet and Jay Young of Perryville. Back -- Perryville High School softball coach and athletic director Jeff Steffens and MAC head softball coach Dave Guemmer. ...
Dobbelare signs with SWIC (03/05/12)
Perryville High School senior Jake Dobbelare has signed a letter of intent to play baseball for Southwest Illinois College. He is pictured seated with his parents Shane and Judy Dobbelare of Perryville. Back --Head baseball coach Don O'Keefe and PHS athletic director Jeff Steffens. ...
D32 Board approves policy (03/05/12)
The Perry County School District 32 Board of Education has approved a state-mandated policy regarding electronic communication between district personnel and students. The policy was approved Feb. 29, 2012. "Communication is constantly evolving as technology changes, so it is sometimes necessary to adjust our policies to address those changes," said Superintendent Kevin Dunn...
PHS plans spring play (02/29/12)
Perryville High School's theater group, the Silver Daggers, will present Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in March. Performances are set at 7 pm Thursday-Saturday, March 22-24 in the Performing Arts Auditorium in the Old Senior High School. The public is encouraged to attend the show; ticket sales pay for the Silver Dagger performances and activities. Tickets are $4 and will be available at the door...
PHS students creates logo for City of Perryville (02/29/12)
PHS students designs logo for City of Perryville A Perryville High School student has designed a logo that the City of Perryville will use for years to come. Ali Koenig, a senior at PHS who studies graphic design at the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center, has created a tree logo for the city's boards. It appears on an invitation for the annual board appreciation dinner and will also grace the event program...
PES plans Music in Our Schools Month activities (02/29/12)
Perryville Elementary School will celebrate Music In Our Schools Month in March with a variety of activities. Music Lasts a Lifetime is the theme for Music in Our Schools Month 2012. "Music plays an important part in everyone's life," said Janet Seibel, music instructor at Perryville Elementary School. "Music is for everyone -- young and old. Music is an activity you can enjoy your entire life."...
Tilley to chair U.S. Senate campaign for Steelman (02/29/12)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sarah Steelman has recruited the speaker of the Missouri House to serve as her campaign chairman. Steelman said Wednesday that House Speaker Steven Tilley not only will serve as chairman, but will play a substantial role in her campaign...
PHS students perform with All-State band, choir (02/27/12)
Three Perryville High School students -- Gabriel Lockhart, Nate Kinnison and Josh Stevens - were recently named to the All-State Band and Choir, which rehearsed and performed at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Jan. 25-28. Senior Gabriel Lockhart was accepted into the All-State Band. He is the son of Angela Lockhart and Michael Lockhart, both of Perryville. He has played clarinet since the sixth grade. His band director at Perryville High School is Jay Peters...
PHS students place at Exhibiting Excellence (02/27/12)
Nine Perryville High School art students have earned the honor of exhibiting their work at Southeast Missouri State University's 34th annual high school art exhibition called Exhibiting Excellence. Two students have placed in the juried art show for which just 109 pieces were selected from this region...
Shea Leible signs with JeffCo (02/27/12)
Perryville High School senior Shea Leible has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball next year for the Jefferson College Vikings volleyball team in Hillsboro. She is pictured here (front, center) flanked by her parents Rod and Dawn Leible of Perryville. ...
Students, staff display positive behavior (02/27/12)
Two students and a staff member at Perryville High School were recently honored as part of the school-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. They are (from left) juniors Cody Hogan and Seth Noland, and PHS custodian Tina Berkbuegler. They each received a $10 gift certificate from Hoeckele Bakery in Perryville...
Schuessler is Elks Student of Month (02/27/12)
Perryville Elks Lodge 2701 honored Perryville High School senior Erin Schuessler as the January Student of the Month. Erin is the daughter of James and Jane Schuessler of Perryville. She receives a $500 savings bond scholarship from the Elks. Erin has been on the honor roll all 4 years of high school. She plans to attend Mineral Area College to study nursing...
Wii're on fire for math at PHS (02/27/12)
A new program is lighting a fire for math in the hearts of Perryville High School students -- and gives them the chance to win a Kindle Fire or a Wii gaming console. Math on Fire is a web-based supplemental before- and after-school program to boost mathematic achievement. ...
The Printing Co. Turns '25 in 2012!', Gives Back (02/27/12)
The Printing Co. is celebrating turning "25 in 2012!" But unlike most birthday parties where the guest of honor receives gifts, the company intends to give back all year long in a 'Birthday Gift Give-Back' to the communities it serves: Cape Girardeau, Perryville and Farmington...
Trivia Night (02/14/12)
"Trivia Night" in Perryville is Saturday, February 25th at the Perryville Elks Lodge (921 N. Perryville Blvd. Perryville, Mo. 63775). It will be a fun evening out for teams of friends, family, or co-workers, to get together to answer fun trivia questions. The doors will open at 6:30 pm and the game will start at 7:00 pm...
Eighth grade enrollment under way at PHS (02/13/12)
Parents of students who will be freshmen next year at Perryville High School should keep an eye out for some important homework this week. Eighth graders have begun enrolling in classes at PHS this week with help from the PHS guidance counselors, Barb Kutz, Debra Cobb and Tammie Kluender...
PHS Library open Feb. 16 for credit recovery (02/13/12)
Schools at Perry County School District 32 will dismiss early Feb. 16 for parent-teacher conferences, but the Perryville High School Library will remain open. "We'll be open during parent-teacher conference time, from noon to 7:30 pm on Thursday, Feb. 16 for students who are working on credit recovery," said librarian Candyce Giesler...
Perryville FFA to host breakfast (02/13/12)
The Perryville chapter of Future Farmers of America (FFA) will host its annual pancake breakfast later this month and proceeds will benefit two students facing medical challenges. The FFA Pancake Breakfast will be held from 6-11 am Saturday, Feb. 25 in the Ag Building at the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center on the campus of Perry County School District 32. All community members are invited to attend...
PBS winners for February (02/13/12)
Two students and a staff member at Perryville High School were recently honored as part of the school-wide Positive Behavior Support (PBS) program. They are (from left) juniors Cody Hogan and Seth Noland, and PHS custodian Tina Berkbuegler. They each received a $10 gift certificate from Hoeckele Bakery in Perryville...
PHS announces 2012 Sweetheart Court (02/06/12)
PHS Sweetheart Court announced The Perryville High School 2012 Sweetheart Court includes (from left) seniors Morgan Mueller, daughter of Rick and Kristi Mueller, and Matt Galeski, son of Tony and Donna Galeski; juniors Tiara Sparkman, daughter of Wes and Tammy Sparkman, and Danny Rue, son of Danny Rue and Pebble Zimmerly; sophomores Jacy Lukefahr, daughter of Wayne and Sandy Lukefahr, and Christian Gray, son of Tim and Shelly Gray; and freshmen Sara Hampson, daughter of Rick and Mary Hampson, and Harley Taylor, son of Harley and Beth Taylor. ...
Locks of love (01/17/12)
Michala Unterreiner, age 11, of of Perryville, Mo., had her hair cut at Cutting Edge in Perryville to donated it to Locks of Love for her 11th birthday which was Jan. 16. She has let her hair grow for 1 1/2 years. She is the daughter of Michelle and Jared Unterreiner. She has two sisters, Whitney and Abigail, and one brother, Zackary...
Robey named commander of 880th Engineer Haul Team (12/16/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- 2nd Lt. John Robey, of Jefferson City, has been appointed the new commander for the Missouri National Guard's 880th Engineer Haul Team in Perryville. During the ceremony, the unit guidon was passed to Robey to symbolize the transfer of authority and responsibility...
$1500 Christmas Furniture Giveaway (12/01/11)
its Christmas time and time for giving. From now until dec 24th at 11:00 am sumbit us a letter or youtube video of derserving family who could use $1500 of new furniture from Perryville Discount Furniture! We are looking for a story of whythis family truley deserves new furniture. ...
PACTC Welding Program Earns Membership into AWS (11/29/11)
Perryville Area Career & Technology Center's Welding Technology Program Earns Membership into the American Welding Society Educational Institute Perryville Area Career & Technology Center's Welding Technology instructor, Bill Johns, has earned membership into the American Welding Society (AWS) Educational Institute program. ...
Perry County Lutheran Chorale releases Christmas CD (11/16/11)
The Perry County Lutheran Chorale is pleased to announce the release of their first Christmas CD, entitled "A Perry County Christmas", on November 27th. This CD is comprised of Christmas selections from the last two years of performances and enhanced by orchestral accompaniment. ...
Perryville Farm & Forest Rally a Success (11/03/11)
Many of the best Midwest rally teams met in Perryville, Missouri on Saturday October 29th, for the inaugural Perryville Farm & Forest Rally race. This newly formed event took place on various east Perry County roads, starting in downtown Perryville and finishing at Altenburg's fairgrounds. Sunny skies and perfect fall conditions made for an enjoyable day for competitors and the hundreds of spectators watching the rally...
PACTC Skills USA Chapters Visit Independence Court (11/02/11)
Two Perryville Area Career and Technology Center local Skills USA chapters recently preformed a Community Betterment Project. They visited Independence Court Residential Living Center in Perryville and assisted Activities Director Kathy French with the morning and afternoon residents playing washers and a new bingo game called Pokeno. ...
Perryville High School to Host District Convention (10/28/11)
Perryville High School will be the host school when the Southeast District of the Missouri Association of Student Councils holds their district convention on November 8, 2011. "As the President school of the Southeast District, our job is to host the district convention," said PHS STUCO Sponsor Brent Broeking. "We already have 40 schools and about 1200 people signed up to attend, but we expect a few more. The convention will be held at the Perry Park Center here in Perryville."...
Perryville Elementary School Wins Media Award (10/28/11)
The Perryville Elementary School Broadcasting System was recently awarded first place in the Media Award Category by the Missouri State Teacher's Association. The Morning Broadcast has been a daily occurance at Perryville Elementary School for the past 12 years. ...
Perryville Elementary School Receives Grant (10/28/11)
Perryville Elementary School third grade teacher, DeAnna Kluender, recently applied for and received a grant through the Missouri Arts Council. The grant is a 60/40 grant with the Missouri Arts Council paying 60 percent of the cost of the program. The grant funding will provide for the Imaginary Theatre Company from St. ...
Perry County Schools Hosts "Rachel's Challenge" (10/28/11)
Over twelve years ago, the worst school tragedy took place in Littleton, Colorado. On April 20, 1999, Rachel Scott was the first person killed at Columbine High School. Her acts of kindness and compassion coupled with the contents of her six diaries have become the foundation for one of the most life-changing school programs in America called, "Rachel's Challenge."...
Perryville Farm & Forest Rally Race (10/06/11)
The premier United States rally series is coming to Perry County Missouri on Saturday, October 29th. The inaugural 2011 Perryville Farm and Forest Rally stands as the second event on the Rally America central region championship calendar. Top drivers in several classes of competition vehicles will come from across the U.S. to compete...
Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award program (09/07/11)
Riverside Regional Library is participating in the Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award program. ...
Gina Robinson joins BOLD Marketing (09/06/11)
Robinson is originally from Bloomfield and now resides in Perryville, Mo. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. -- Gina Robinson has joined BOLD Marketing, LLC as the finance director. In this role she will manage office activities and maintain financial records for the company...
The Art of Anti-armor Warfare (09/01/11)
Lance Corporal Cody Blessing, an anti-tank missilemen with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, prepares to load a Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missile for firing during the Enhanced Mojave Viper training exercise at the Black Top Range Training Area on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Aug. 29, 2011...
MALLORY TUCKER ELECTED LT. GOVERNOR 2011 MGS (06/24/11)
Mallory Tucker of Perryville, Missouri, was today elected Lt. Governor at the 2011 Missouri Girls' State. Mallory will be a senior at St. Vincent High School in Perryville next year. She is the daughter of Jerry and Stacy Tucker.
Perryville Career Center Students Complete CNA (05/27/11)
Twenty-six students from the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center Health Occupations class recently completed the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course. The class is taught by Sheila Brown, R.N. Several of the students will be working at local health care facilities and many of them will attend colleges and universities to pursue careers in the health care field...
Perryville Career Center Students Complete CNA (05/27/11)
Twenty-six students from the Perryville Area Career and Technology Center Health Occupations class recently completed the Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA) course. The class is taught by Sheila Brown, R.N. Several of the students will be working at local health care facilities and many of them will attend colleges and universities to pursue careers in the health care field...
PHS Students Earn JCAA Academic Award (05/27/11)
Ninety-six Perryville High School students recently received the JCAA (Jefferson County Athletic Association) Academic Award. To earn the award, students had to participate in one sport and maintain a 3.33 GPA on a 4 point scale for 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarter. Those receiving the award were:...
Perry County School Dist. No. 32 Receives Award (05/16/11)
The Perry County School District No. 32 was recognized by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a school district with Distinction in Performance. The award was presented at a banquet sponsored by the Southeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Center held at Southeast Missouri State University on April 14, 2011...
PHS Senior Receives Academic All-State Award (05/12/11)
Perryville High School basketball standout, Natalie Bauwens, received Academic All-State Girls Basketball honors from the Missouri Basketball Association at the Academic All-State Banquet held at the Drury University O'Reilly Sports Center in Springfield on Sunday, May 1...
Two PHS Seniors Receive Award of Excellence (05/12/11)
Two Perryville High School seniors, Jared Hotop (left) and Natalie Bauwens, were awarded the Award of Excellence by the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) for being positive role models and displaying outstanding sportsmanship through their participation in interscholastic athletics. Jared is the son of Scott and Jeanelle Hotop, and Natalie is the daughter of Kim and Mary Bauwens...
President's Academic Excellence Award (05/10/11)
Thirteen Perryville Elementary School fourth grade students were recently awarded the President's Outstanding Academic Excellence award. In order to qualify for the award, each student had to maintain grades no lower than an A or A- and they had to have scored an 85 percent or above on the MAP test in either math or communication arts...
MO National Guard's Richardet earns promotion (04/14/11)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- Eric Richardet, of Perryville, was recently promoted from the rank of staff sergeant to sergeant first class in the Missouri Army National Guard. Richardet has been with the National Guard for 14 years. He is a combat engineer with Headquarters Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion in Cape Girardeau...
Branson new commander of 880th Eng. Co. (04/12/11)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- First Lt. Richard Branson, of Ballwin, has been appointed the new commander for the Missouri National Guard's 880th Engineer Haul Team in Perryville. During the ceremony, the unit guidon was passed to Branson to symbolize the transfer of authority and responsibility...
Perryville Elementary School Outstanding Readers (04/06/11)
Motivating students to read at Perryville Elementary School is fairly easy to accomplish these days, especially since the students have an incentive that is definitely not "boar-ing!" Two reading incentive programs, the AR Reading Program and the Heart Reader Program, have expanded school-wide and have motivated the students to read tens of thousands of books so far this year. ...
Perry County Middle School Math Students Excel (04/06/11)
Eight Perry County Middle School 7th and 8th grade students competed in the MCTM (Missouri Council Teachers of Math) Math Contest at St. Vincent de Paul School in Cape Girardeau on Saturday, April 2, 2011. Taking 2nd place on the 7th grade test was Mollie Kluender, which now qualifies her to compete in the state contest. ...
Perryville Elementary School Outstanding Readers (04/06/11)
Two reading incentive programs at Perryville Elementary School, the AR Reading Program and the Heart Reader Program, have expanded school-wide and have motivated the students to read tens of thousands of books so far this year. Since the beginning of the school year, two classrooms have reached an outstanding accomplishment. ...
PHS Students to Attend Missouri Scholars Academy (04/06/11)
Two Perryville High School sophomores have been selected to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy, a three-week academic program for 330 of Missouri's gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year in high school. This year's Academy will be held from June 12 through July 2 at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Perryville Student Selected for People to People Program (03/28/11)
Samantha D. Pohlman, a senior at Perryville High School has been accepted into the People to People Student Ambassador Program for the second year in a row. People to People is an educational travel program founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. He believed that ordinary citizens of different nations, if able to communicate directly, would solve their differences and find a way to live in peace...
Perryville High School STUCO Earns Award (03/24/11)
The Perryville High School Student Council was recently awarded the Southeast District Missouri Association of Student Councils "Secretary School Award for 2009-10." The award was made at the Missouri Association of Student Councils State Convention held in Mehlville, Missouri. ...
His death was the begining of a long Journey (03/20/11)
Chapter 1 His death was the beginning of a long Journey His death was not by hostile fire, as his lifeless body lay in a far remote country called Vietnam. Maybe it would be recorded as an accident or by hostile fire. But this would not alter the fact or bring comfort to ones left back home. ...
Superintendents study state funding formula (02/10/11)
Kevin Dunn, left, superintendent of the Perry County 32 School District, Senator Jason Crowell, Representative Donna Lichtenegger, Dr. Gerald Landewee, superintendent of the Oak Ridge R-VI School District, Dr. Jim Welker, superintendent of the Cape Girardeau School District, and Dr. ...
Guardsmen to train with Japane Defense Forces (11/01/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Soldiers of the Missouri National Guard's Detachment 1, C Company, 1st Battalion, 1/138th Infantry Regiment in Perryville will take part in military exercises the next two weeks with Japanese Defense Forces. Perryville Guardsmen will join the rest of their battalion, the 1/138th Infantry Regiment headquartered in Kansas City and with units in St. ...
Missourian SELECTED as AMVETS 2010-2011 NATIONAL COMMANDER (09/01/10)
Missourian SELECTED as AMVETS 2010-2011 NATIONAL COMMANDER At 66th national convention in Louisville, AMVETS members from across the country select Army and Navy veteran Jerry Hotop to lead organization LANHAM, Md., Aug. 30, 2010--At the recent 66th annual AMVETS National Convention in Louisville, Ky., U.S. ...
Girardot Members Attend Conference (08/10/10)
Ten members of the Girardot Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) attended the annual Education Forum and Annual Meeting in July, in Boston, MA. Members in attendance included: Sherri Jenkins CPS/CAP, Donna Wills CPS, Debbie McKee CPS, Carol Kitchen CPS/CAP, Patty Eck CPS, Frances Wissmiller CPS, Lynn Moore CPS/CAP, Wanda Lang CPS, Sharon Hale CPS and Barb Ostrenga CPS/CAP...
Patient appreciation day (08/03/10)
Patients and their families from the practice of Dr. Terry Spence, Innovative Orthodontics, enjoyed a pool party held June 25 at the Jackson City Park. Refreshments were srved which included hot dogs, chips, cookies, sodas and snow cones. Those who chose not to go swimming enjoyed several outdoor games including badminton, lawn darts, hula hoops and frisbees at a nearby pavilion. ...
Recruit follows family tradition serving country (07/29/10)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Since she was a little girl, Julia Schafer's dad has told her that joining the Missouri National Guard was one of the best decisions he'd ever made. "My father has told me for years that the military is the way to go," Schafer said. "He'd go on and on about what a great opportunity it's been for him and the things he's done and the friendships he's made. He said it was about helping people. So when I got old enough to enlist, it felt like my duty."...
Francis graduates from Monmouth College (06/16/10)
On May 16th, Lauren Francis, daughter of Bob and Pat Francis of Cape Girardeau, graduated from Monmouth College, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Lauren is currently attending Washington University in St. Louis's post-baccaluareate pre-med program in anticipation of attending medical school in the fall of 2011. Lauren is a 2006 graduate of St. Vincent's High School in Perryville...
Calie May Golden (06/08/10)
Grandparents John and Sherry Patrick of Perryville are very proud of their granddaughter, Calie May.
Two PHS Students Receive Award of Excellence (05/25/10)
Two Perryville High School seniors were recently awarded with the Award of Excellence from the Missouri State High School Activities Association for their exemplary display of sportsmanship. They are Casey Brewer (left), daughter of Tim and Julie Brewer and Jason Thieret, son of David and Melissa Thieret. They are shown with PHS Athletic Director Jeff Steffens...
Fifteen PES Students Receive President's Award (05/25/10)
Fifteen fourth graders from Perryville Elementary School were recently awarded the President's Award for Educational Excellence. The purpose of the award is to recognize student academic success in the classroom. To be eligible for the President's Award of Educational Excellence, students must have received all A's or A-'s throughout the school year and scored at the 85th percentile on MAP test in communication arts or math. ...
Perryville Valedictorian and Salutatorian (05/20/10)
At the conclusion of the Profiles in Excellence Ceremony held on Sunday, May 16, the names of the PHS Valedictorian and Salutatorian were announced. Taking the top spot of the 2010 graduates is Caitlin Schamburg, daughter of Steven and Deborah Schamburg. Named Salutatorian is Mia Pohlman, daughter of Paul and Jane Pohlman...
PHS Profiles in Excellence Awards and Scholarships (05/20/10)
2010 Profiles In Excellence Awards and Scholarships 2009-10 Awards Valedictorian - Caitlin Schamburg Salutatorian - Mia Pohlman Terry Cissell Leadership Award - Andrew Martin Coach Frentzel Award -- Emily Hanquist Coach Pickle Award -- Andrew Martin US ARMY Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award -- Brett Hemmann & Caitlin Schamburg...
Perryville Elementary students perform "BUGZ" (05/20/10)
Perryville Elementary School students from Tracey Schlichting's and Sandy Buerck's first grade classes recently presented a musical play entitled "BUGZ." The students were costumed in "bug" attire, including lady bug, butterfly, spider, cricket, army ant, horse fly, bee, bed bug, grub worm, gypsy moth, praying mantis, and stink bug...
International Day at Perry County Middle School (05/11/10)
The 7th grade students at Perry County Middle School were given a taste of life in other countries and they didn't even leave the classroom! The event was planned and organized by Dr. David Powell, a Professor at Southeast Missouri State University. He, along with five other SEMO Professors, presented the multi-cultural event by sharing information about Africa, Iran, Pakistan, and the Ukraine...
Motomart Donates to PHS (05/11/10)
Perryville Motomart Manager, Bob Hawkinson (center), presents a donation to Perryville High School Principal Lee Gattis (right), and Perryville High School Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Jeff Steffens, for $7,554.80 at the conclusion of their "Fountains for Youth" program. ...
PHS PBS Winners for May (05/11/10)
Perryville High School students and staff members were recently recognized for going above and beyond the PBS (Positive Behavior Support program) expectations for the month of May. The students were issued Buccaneer Bucks by administrators and faculty members for demonstrating their exceptional behavior, which they then redeemed for a free homework pass, free admission to one athletic event, a free drink and snack from the concession stand, $1.00 off a library fine, or free admission to one school dance. ...
PHS Elks Student of the Month for May (05/03/10)
The Perryville High School Elks Student of the Month for May is Andrew Martin, son of Tom and Donna Martin. Pictured with Andrew is Elks Representative Paul Turner (left) and PHS Assistant Principal Craig Hayden. While in high school, Andrew has been involved in the following clubs and organizations:...
Elks Student of the Month for April (05/03/10)
The Elks Student of the Month for April is Mia Pohlman, daughter of Paul and Jane Pohlman. Pictured above with Mia is Elks Representative Paul Turner (left) and Senior High Assistant Principal Craig Hayden. During her high school years, Mia has been involved in the following organizations:...
Perryville handles Oak Ridge 8-2 in wacky affair (05/02/10)
OAK RIDGE, Mo. -- It's safe to say the Perryville baseball team's previous six victories had little resemblance to its seventh victory of the season Friday. Playing in a full-moon phase and strong winds from an approaching weather front, the Pirates took a detour through the Twilight Zone in an 8-2 victory over Oak Ridge...
PES Student Named Artists of the Week (04/30/10)
A Perryville Elementary School 2nd grader, Katie Welker, daughter of Harry and Jeanne Welker, was named the local winner of the national "Artist of the Week" competition of the online art gallery, Artsonia. After competing with thousands of students from more than 100 countries showcased on Artsonia's website, Katie was named the winner last week...
PHS Student Councils Received Award (04/28/10)
The Perryville High School Student Council has been awarded the Gold Honor Council Award for 2009. The award was presented at the annual Missouri Association of Student Councils Convention, held at Jefferson City High School in Jefferson City, Missouri...
PHS Concert Choir Receives Excellent Rating (04/28/10)
The Perryville High School Concert Choir participated in the Missouri State Music Contest on March 17th at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus. The choir received a "2, Excellent" rating on their performance which included the folk-song "Shennandoah" and "Lord of Hosts" by Handel. The choir was also scored on sight-reading...