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City residents concerned with special use permit

The Board of Aldermen set a date for a controversial issue within Perry County at its latest meeting. The board set a public hearing to discuss the special use permit request from DGOGPerryvillemo …

St. Vincent releases honor rolls

St. Vincent Junior High and High School released its first quarter “A” and “B” honor roll. They are as follows: A Honor Roll 7th Grade: Amery Amschler, Jada Barber, Adeline …

Tree Lighting set for Sunday

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal in Perryville, Missouri, invites you and your family to be a part of our annual tree lighting event on the Shrine grounds. The Vincentian …

Apple Creek Cookie Walk set for Dec. 3

Go to the Apple Creek bridge at Old Appleton for a family-oriented Christmas Cookie Walk from 4-7 p.m. on Dec. 3, with tables of goodies stretching more than 100 feet across the 1879 bridge. Cookies, …

Perryville named MAC’s Creative Community

Perryville has been recognized for its efforts in the arts. The city was recently named the 2024 Creative Community by the Missouri Arts Council. The award recognizes a community that uses the arts …

National Shrine to be featured on EWTN

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal will be featured on the Catholic network, EWTN, on Monday, November 27 at 10:30 a.m., CT. The 30-minute episode, part of a series called …

Roth takes fifth place at bridge building competition

After weeks of work to build the most efficient model bridges, Southeast Missouri high school students put their bridges to the test Nov. 15 at the completion of MoDOT’s 20th Annual Bridge …

Wengert honored as Humanitarian of the Year

It was a night full of laughs, tears, but above all a celebration of life. Jackie Wengert was honored as the Perry County Community Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year at the …

Playground awarded grant to help fund phase 2

Lucas Fritsche, the mind behind the Lucas and Friends Backyard Adventures Playground, jokes that he has spent “half his life” working on the project. The playground took the next step to …

Board discusses parent involvement

The Perry County School District Board discussed several issues including participation from parents in several different ways. The first of which came in the form of Parent-Teacher Conferences, …
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SPORTS

PHS boys fall in consolation title game in Woodland Invitational

The Perryville boys fell just short on the final day of the Woodland Invitational Tournament. Despite a hot shooting night, the Pirates fell 69-59 in the consolation championship game on Friday. The …

Pirates garner 15 I-55 All-Conference honors

The Perryville football team raised its win total by several games this year, and with that improvement the Pirates were bound to get some postseason recognition. That’s exactly what happened …

Comets’ rushing attack ends SV’s season

The magic for St. Vincent football ran out one game short of the ultimate goal. Marionville controlled much of the contest and defeated St. Vincent 38-7 in the Class 1 state semifinal on Saturday. …
OBITUARIES
Dennis M. Bovey
Dennis Max Bovey, 69, of Perryville, passed away Friday, December 1, 2023 at Mercy Hospital Perry County. He was born May 24, 1954 in Waterloo, IA to Max W. and Anna Mae (Worster) Geary. He and Donna …
William A. Morris
William A. Morris, 73, of Perryville, passed away Friday, December 1, 2023 at his residence. He was born August 15, 1950 in St. Louis, MO to Wiliam Alexander Morris and Louise June (Nelson) …
Calvin W. Bey
Calvin W. Bey, 85, of Perryville, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Independence Care Center of Perry County. He was born January 19, 1938 in Perryville, to Glennon Bey and Evelyn (Meister) …
Christina M. Williams
Christina Marie Williams, 61, of Perryville, passed away Saturday, November 18, 2023 at her residence in Perryville. She was born February 25, 1962 in Bradenton, FL to James R. and Ottolene M. …
Martin E. Heberlie
Martin E. Heberlie, 91, of Perryville, peacefully passed away Friday, November 24, 2023 surrounded by his loving family at his residence. He was born November 12, 1932 in Ste. Genevieve, MO to …
STATE NEWS
Commission awards $380 million in tax credits for Missouri low-income housing
With little discussion and just a short period after receiving a list of staff recommendations, the Missouri Housing Development Commission on Friday approved 24 low-income housing projects financed …
States strive to get opioid overdose drug to more people
Posing as shoppers, a team of researchers from the University of Mississippi called nearly 600 pharmacies across the state and asked a simple, yes-or-no question: “Do you have naloxone that I can …
Growing threat of political violence looms over 2024, former members of Congress warn
Former members of Congress are deeply concerned about political violence ahead of the 2024 presidential election, former Sen. Doug Jones of Alabama and former Rep. Barbara Comstock of Virginia said …
Retaining teachers is the best gift we can give Missouri kids this year
School leaders are feeling the toll of the teacher shortage, and it’s evident with every school site visit and conversation with a teacher that students are feeling that stress, too. Compared to …
With time growing short, U.S. Senate talks extend on immigration overhaul
WASHINGTON — Members of Congress left the Capitol on Thursday without a deal on sought-after changes to immigration policy that’s tied to aid for Ukraine and Israel — leaving them just one week …
OPINION

Letter to the Editor: Dollar General

Dear Editor I was disappointed to learn of the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation to approve a special permit for the construction of a Dollar General store on Highway 61 South …

PHOTO GALLERIES

When I Grow Up ...

In this annual section produced by the Perry County Republic-Monitor, first graders from Altenburg, Immanuel Lutheran, Perry County School District, St. Vincent and United in Christ Lutheran schools share what they want to be when they grow up in their own words, complete with original artwork.
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Video: Coffee cake workshop

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To view a video of the Perryville Board of Aldermen discussion on sidewalks from May 3, 2022, click on the following link:  …
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