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Snow, Power Outages Hit Community

February 1, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Some three inches of snow hit Ste. Genevieve last Wednesday, with up to eight inches reported in some locations in the county. It tended to melt quickly on roads and streets. The wet, heavy snow led to limbs snapping and taking down power lines. Some 1,000 Citizens Electric Corporation…

Aldermen Look At ‘Tiny Homes’ During Work Session

February 1, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD The issue of tiny homes was one of the topics the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen tackled during a work session last Thursday night. “David [Bova] has been working diligently on this,” City Administrator Happy Welch told the aldermen. “When we talked about housing and lack thereof, this is…

Wells Wants To Clarify 911 Issue

February 1, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Alan Wells, director of the combined St. Francois-Ste. Genevieve County 911 center in Desloge, wanted to make sure readers were not confused about 911 funding issues. In 2011, the two counties went together to form a combined 911 center with state of the art equipment. Since, Sate. Genevieve County…

House Fire Brings Out 8 FDs

January 27, 2023

By MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD STAFF BLOOMSDALE, Mo.  —  Nearly all area volunteer fire departments from 2 counties (Ozora to Weingarten to Hematite and in between) plus Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s deputies and Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District responded late last night (Thurs.1.26.2023) to a house fire at 11066 Pleasant Heights off U.S. Highway 61…

Ambulance Board Concerned About Upgrade Costs

January 24, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD How much they will have to contribute to the needed $3.1 million upgrade in 911 equipment and software will affect future plans for the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District. During their meeting last Thursday, the ambulance board decided it might be best to proceed “on a more cautious pace”…

COMMUNITY

Winter Music Series Returns Feb. 10

February 1, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD After getting rave reviews on the inaugural Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Winter Music…

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve’s two late-winter activities will both be taking place Feb. 4. The annual Chocolate Walk will see participating downtown merchants dispersing chocolate to those taking part in the event. Only 300 tickets are available, and they always sell out in advance. To purchase tickets go to: downtownstegenevieve.org. This event is sponsored by Downtown Ste. Genevieve. Meanwhile, in a tradition passed down from France to Canada, and on to the Illinois Country, the annual King’s Ball returns. Bad weather forced its cancellation last year. It will be held Feb. 4, at the Ste. Genevieve VFW Lodge at 852 Memorial Drive, 6-11 p.m. Fiddle virtuoso Dennis Straughmatt will perform, and will also bring a dance caller, Deborah Hyland, with him. Traditional dress is encouraged, but not required and dance lessons will be provided. Each male will receive a piece of La Galette des Rois or “the king’s cake.” Whoever gets a tiny Jesus figure in his piece is crowned king and then gets to choose his queen. Each year a couple is honored as the Le dame and Le Chevalier. This year the honor goes to Mary and Paul Hassler.

January 24, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve’s two late-winter activities will both be taking place Feb. 4. The annual…

NexGen Silica Mine Permit Pulled

January 5, 2023

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor/photographer Calling it a “victory,” Operation Sand seems to have gotten exactly what it…

Experiencing La Guignolee

January 3, 2023

With candles flickering, a crisp breeze, the bright moonlight, and the spirit of the holidays in full swing, I was…

La Guignolee Troupe Keeping French Traditions Alive

December 27, 2022

By MARIAH DOZA STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD If the newly placed French street signs, French Heritage Festival, the historical buildings, Fleur-de-Lis…

OBITUARIES

Norma Jean Walker

February 1, 2023

Norma Jean Walker, 92 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial…

John F.Hoog

January 24, 2023

John F Hoog, 76 years old, of Seoul, South Korea, died Sunday, Nov 6, 2022 at home in Seoul. He…

Ann Elizabeth Rehm

January 24, 2023

Ann Elizabeth Rehm 76 years old of St. Louis Missouri formerly of Ste Genenieve Missouri passed away peacefully at her…

Herman Francis Baechle

January 24, 2023

Herman Francis Baechle was born on May 30, 1929 to Peter August and Anna Genevieve (née Kraenzle) Baechle in Bloomsdale,…

William “Bill” Joseph Siebert

January 3, 2023

William “Bill” Joseph Siebert, 79 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at his home surrounded…

BIRTHS

Rosella June Dickinson

February 1, 2023

Meligha Hagermann and Ethan Dickinson of Mineral Point, MO announce the birth of their daughter, Rosella June at 12:08 am,…

Hunter Laine Chambers

January 24, 2023

Zachary Chambers and Lori Wolfe of Park Hills, MO announce the birth of their daughter, Hunter Laine at 6:36 pm,…

Mercy Michelle Marie Otte

January 24, 2023

Derek and Jenny Otte of Perryville, MO announce the birth of their daughter, Mercy Michelle Marie at 8:45 am, on…

Oliver William Douglas

January 24, 2023

Isaac Douglas and Ericka LaRose of Perryville, MO announce the birth of their son, Oliver William at 2:08 am, on…

Beau Arvel Laut

January 10, 2023

Andrew and Korrina Laut of Fredericktown, MO announce the birth of their Beau Arvel  at 8:24 am, on Wednesday, January…

AREA NEWS

House Fire Brings Out 8 FDs

January 27, 2023

By MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD STAFF BLOOMSDALE, Mo.  —  Nearly all area volunteer fire departments from 2 counties (Ozora to…

All 5 fugitives captured

January 21, 2023

Inmates who escaped SFC Center now all back in custody The five inmates who escaped the St. Francois County (Mo.)…

1 escaped inmate captured in Poplar Bluff

January 20, 2023

However, the 3 sex offenders, 1 other inmate remain at large Per St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page: Friday,…

U.S. Marshal’s Office offers rewards on 5 area fugitives

January 18, 2023

UPDATE: More information on five escapees from St. Francois County Detainee Center FARMINGTON, Mo.  —  The U.S. Marshal’s Office is…

3 sex offenders, 2 other inmates escape SFC Detention Center

January 18, 2023

Per ST. FRANCIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE and STE. GENEVIEVE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE: FARMINGTON, Mo.  —  On Tuesday, January 17, at…

SPORTS

Gegg wins tournament, Flieg 2nd at De Soto tny

February 1, 2023

Warriors 6th out of 20 teams BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR DE SOTO, Mo.  —  Lightweight Kaden Gegg…

Warriors fall in tribal battle

February 1, 2023

BY MICHAL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo.  —  The Valle Catholic girls’ basketball team lost on Senior…

Valle sinks 31 3s last week

February 1, 2023

Valle-West County to fight for MAAA title BY MICHAL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR IRONTON, Mo.  —  Valle Catholic closed…

5 Dragons place at women’s tourney

February 1, 2023

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR IMPERIAL, Mo.  —  Only five Dragons competed for the Ste. Genevieve girls’ wrestling…

It is cold inside, too

January 31, 2023

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD SPORTS EDITOR FARMINGTON, Mo.  —  For the second straight girls’ basketball game, Ste. Genevieve’s lineup…

LAW ENFORCEMENT

All 5 fugitives captured

January 21, 2023

Inmates who escaped SFC Center now all back in custody The five inmates who escaped the St. Francois County (Mo.)…

1 escaped inmate captured in Poplar Bluff

January 20, 2023

However, the 3 sex offenders, 1 other inmate remain at large Per St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page: Friday,…

U.S. Marshal’s Office offers rewards on 5 area fugitives

January 18, 2023

UPDATE: More information on five escapees from St. Francois County Detainee Center FARMINGTON, Mo.  —  The U.S. Marshal’s Office is…

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