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St. Mary Mayor’s Home Destroyed By Fire

Firefighters from St. Mary, Ste. Genevieve and Ozora on Friday attempted to battle a blaze at the home of St. Mary Mayor Gloria Bader and her husband, Francis “Sonny” Bader.

Family members said the origin was related to an electrical issue.

Both of the Baders were at home at the time of the fire, and no one was injured.

Fire crews closed down a portion of Highway 61 through St. Mary in order to battle the fire.

The home was at one time owned by the Lawbaugh family which is prominent in the city’s history.

(Photo by TOBY CARRIG/Herald staff)

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