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COVID-19 Cancels Project Pioneer

Due to the coronavirus, Ste. Genevieve Project Pioneer is cancelling all activities until Fall. The usual August event would have had meetings with families in crowded rooms, a risk the committee doesn’t want to take during the pandemic.

By October, it is hoped the virus will be tamped down enough so the group can continue meeting with the French Michaud and Placit families and the German Oberle and Operle families to plan activities for a celebration in August 2022.

The extra time will allow families to do further research on their ancestors and gather more old photos. Information may be submitted to Project Pioneers any time, the sooner the better. Submissions can be made by emailing to, by mailing to Barbara Petersen at 298 S. Gabouri, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670, or by calling 573-883-3134 or 573-883-3925.