Perry County

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Starting next week, Route 61 through Perryville will be reduced to one lane throughout summer for sidewalk repairs.

Contractor crews with the Missouri Department of Transportation will be removing and reconstructing sidewalks from Route 51 to Sutterer Place Road. Weather permitting, work will start Monday, June 10, and continue daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday, Sept. 5.

Work zones will be marked with signs, and MoDOT urges drivers to use extreme caution while traveling near the area.

Meghan Helm Welker/Perry County Historical Society

The Perry County Historical Society is compiling a bicentennial book for the 200th anniversary of the county’s founding, and they need your help.

Director Meghan Helm Welker says they’re looking for current and past residents to submit stories of their involvement in the county’s schools, churches, farms, businesses, and other organizations.

The book will focus on years 1921-2021, as county officials had already documented the previous 100 years in their centennial book.

Perry County Recycling Center

Rising costs and a global decrease in value for recyclable materials have put an end to curbside recycling for Perryville city residents. The Perry County Solid Waste Committee made the decision at a meeting on Thursday to halt the services at the end of April.

The move comes after many municipalities and counties in the region have cut back on - and even ditched - their recycling services.  

Missouri Department of Conservation

Cape Girardeau, Perry, and Bollinger counties have been added to a list of 7 Missouri counties placed under new restrictions for feeding and giving minerals to deer, and considered to be Chronic Wasting Disease management zones.

The 2018 general municipal elections are coming up next week. On April 3, voters in Cape and Scott counties will be deciding on several questions and propositions on their ballots.