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Current storm causing downed powerline, wrecks

By Editor | May 19, 2022

BREAKING NEWS Due to severe thunderstorms in the area, several trees and powerlines are down currently across roads throughtout all ends of Ste. Genevieve County — from Highway DD to C to B to Z and even inside Ste. Genevieve city limits. First responders and law enforcement have responded to multiple vehicle accidents as well…

Wyatt Tells Board New Chief On Duty

By Editor | May 19, 2022

From staff reports During a 14-minute meeting last Thursday, Mayor Carlton Wyatt told the St. Mary Board of Aldermen that a new police chief had been hired and was already on duty. The city and been without a policeman since Adam Bequette left earlier in the year. Fire Chief Frankie Ullman reported there were five…

Valle High holds 2022 graduation at gymnasium

By Editor | May 13, 2022

Valle Catholic High School held its 2022 graduation ceremony Thursday, May 12, at the VHS gymnasium. The ceremony broke from tradition of holding the annual event in the sanctuary of the Ste. Genevieve Catholic Church, which was under repairs. This year’s Valle Warriors Class of 2022 had five valedictorians/salutatorians.

Two-day manhunt over. Stevens captured

By Editor | May 12, 2022

BREAKING NEWS MANHUNT OVER. STEVENS CAPTURED The 2-day manhunt for Bobby Lee Stevens, 47, is over. The suspect who allegedly fired on a Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff deputy on Tuesday, May 10, in the western part of the county was apprehended by the Farmington Police Department on Thursday, May 12. The incident forced local and…

VRBO Permit Approved For Seraphin Street Location

By Editor | May 11, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Claire Bauman quickly received the blessings of the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission to operate a guest lodging establishment last Thursday night. The commission voted unanimously to approve Bauman’s request for a special use permit to have a vacation rent by owners (VRBO) operation at 89 Seraphin Street,…

Manhunt: Search for armed individual shuts down eastbound 32

By Editor | May 10, 2022

Manhunt: The Missouri Highway State Patrol shut down the eastbound lane of Missouri State Highway 32 between 5:10 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., diverting traffic at AA Road in the western part of Ste. Genevieve County as the armed patrol was searching for an armed-and-dangerous individual. Details at the moment are vague, but a helicopter is…

Business Bingo Game Offers Fun For Players, Businesses

By Editor | May 4, 2022

Ste Genevieve Local Business Bingo is a unique and fun way to stop around businesses in the area playing bingo. In order to mark a spot on a card the card holder takes a selfie in front of or inside a business listed on the front of the card for that month. Sharon Hasty, local…

Chamber Gala Gave Recognition To Those Who Have Served

By Editor | May 4, 2022

From staff reports During the 98th Annual Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Gala April 22, two long-time contributors to the community were honored – along with one recently deceased individual. FLIEG HONORED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Dr. Julie Flieg, who will retire as superintendent of Ste. Genevieve R-II Schools after the 2022-23 school year, received the Chamber’s…

Sid Brooks To Be Honored At FB Hall

By Editor | May 4, 2022

From Staff Reports Ste. Genevieve native Sid Brooks will be among those honored at the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Oh., on Aug. 7. Brooks served as equipment manager for the San Diego Chargers, 1973-2000. That included the entire “Air Coryell” era (1978-1986) featuring Head Coach Don Coryell and quarterback Dan Fouts. Brooks…

Midnight police chase on I-55 by county deputies, 2 in custody

By Editor | May 4, 2022

POLICE PURSUIT: Wednesday morning just after midnight local time, several Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s deputies closed a high-speed police chase (approximately 30-minutes) on I-55 southbound from mile-marker 162 to 141 in the county. Spikes were deployed by the deputies and the vehicle ran over those spikes to eventually bring the chase to a halt. There…

National Day Of Prayer

By Editor | April 27, 2022

Concerned citizens will gather in front of  Ste. Genevieve City Hall at 12:20 p.m., on May 5, to take part in National Day of Prayer (NDP). It is put on by the Ste. Genevieve American Family Association and Citizens for Life. That evening, at 7 p.m., another NDP gathering will be held at Bloomsdale Baptist…

Civil War Event April 30

By Editor | April 27, 2022

Ste. Genevieve County Library and the Ste. Genevieve Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp No. 326 will hold a Civil War event at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center this Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be displays outside the Community Center where visitors can learn about…

Heritage Comm. Approves Work On Antique Mall

By Editor | April 27, 2022

From Staff Reports Four requests for certificates of appropriateness were granted by 5-0 votes during the April 18 Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission meeting. Two of the requests involved one property, the old Kisco Boiler factory and future home of the Ste. Genevieve Antique Mall at 100 Market Street. Gretchen Roth and contractor Dean Bader spoke…

Tourism Groups Examine New Rack Card, Direction

By Editor | April 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve’s new rack cards and the direction in which local tourism marketing should focus took up much of the combined Tourism Advisory Council (TAC) and Tourism Tax Commission (TTC)’s hour and a half quarterly meeting on April 19. Tourism Director Jeff Wix handed out copies of the colorful new card,…

SGCMH Staff Reflects On Challenges Of 2020-21 Pandemic

By Editor | April 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD (Part 2 of a two-part series looking back at the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic) As winter melted into spring, more than flowers and leaves were on their way in March and early April 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 was also on its way. “I guess…

Heritage Commission Gives OK To Four Certificate Requests

By Editor | March 30, 2022

From Staff Reports All four requests for certificates of appropriateness were approved March 21 at the Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission meeting. Cheryl Land was approved for a certificate to construct a wood and welded wire fence in the side and rear yards at 250 Academy. George Wehner, who was unable to attend, received permission to…

More Candidates File For Office

By Editor | March 30, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Candidates continued to file for the Aug. 2 county primary election, right up to the deadline, which was this Tuesday, March 29. Two November races have already been guaranteed. Republican Randy Ruzicka and Democrat David Bova have both filed for presiding county commissioner. For recorder of deeds, Annette Roth…

Ambulance District May Use More Transits

By Editor | March 23, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District personnel will begin having smaller Transit vans, as well as a gas and a diesel truck for backups at each of its three houses. The ambulance board agreed to do so at its March meeting, rescheduled from Thursday, March 18 to Monday, March 15. The Transits…

Word was “used” not “sued”

By Editor | March 16, 2022

Two reversed letters totally changed the meaning of a sentence in a story in the March 16 Herald. In the Board of Aldermen story, the sentence describing Ron Inman’s comments to the board, should have read, “He also noted that the Port Authority used to get $2,500 from the city each year, as well as…

Commissioners Hear Funding Requests

By Editor | March 16, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Several entities approached the Ste. Genevieve County Commission last Thursday, either seeking money or soliciting advice on how to get funding for important needs. Representatives of Levee District No. 3, Lake Forest housing development, and Ste. Genevieve tourism all visited during Thursday’s meeting, seeking help.  Mark Basler and Bruce…

Aldermen Will Back Ferry Bid For Funds

By Editor | March 16, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ron Inman, chairman of the New Bourbon Port Authority and manager of the Ste. Genevieve-Modoc Ferry, requested support from the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen in pursuing funding from the state of Illinois. Inman explained that while the ferry gets $88,000 annually from Missouri, it has never gotten any…

CE Contracting Gets Contract

By Editor | March 16, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD CE Contracting of Ste. Genevieve, the low bidder for water distribution work in Bloomsdale’s major upcoming water project, was awarded the contract at the March 8 board of aldermen meeting. CE Contracting had the lowest of three bids, at $462,003. Originally, the estimate for the distribution (piping, etc.) portion…

County Looks At Paving

By Editor | March 16, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD With spring nearly here, the Ste. Genevieve Road and Bridge Department is trying to wrap up some loose ends before diving into the 2022 paving season. Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson mentioned to Scott Schmieder, road and bridge foreman at last Thursday’s commission meeting that prep work had not yet…

St. Mary Gives Hayward Plot Of Land

By Editor | March 16, 2022

From Staff Reports During its March 10 meeting, the St. Mary Board of Aldermen agreed to give Daniel Hayward a lot near Wyatt and Poplar Streets. Hayward asked if the city would sell him the lot adjoining a lot the city had previously given to him. The board voted to give him this lot as…

Polar Plunge Will Be March 12

By Editor | March 3, 2022

From Staff Reports The fifth annual Ste. Genevieve County Polar Plunge will be held on Saturday, March 12, at the Lake Forest Estates Marina.  The event is hosted by the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center and the Ste. Genevieve High School FRIENDS organization. All proceeds sponsor Ste. Genevieve R-II athletes with developmental disabilities to the…

Gettinger Was Omitted

By Editor | March 2, 2022

One candidate was inadvertently left off the list of Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education candidates who filed for the two expiring terms of Terry McDaniel and Richard Rudolf. Joshua Gettinger should have been included, along with Samuel Barbagallo, Brad Arnold, Jamie Ballew, Michael Stoll and Larry Pfaff Jr.

R-II Board Approves 2022-23 Calendar

By Editor | February 23, 2022

From Staff Reports Members of the Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education approved a final 2022-23 calendar and an amended budget for the 2021-22 school year at their regular meeting, Feb. 15. Dr. Julie Flieg, superintendent of schools, went over the calendar with the board. The Missouri State High School Activities Association “Dead Period” will…

Park Board Looks At Fundraising

By Editor | February 23, 2022

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve Parks and Recreation board convened in a regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 24. The most pressing topic was continued discussions on how to properly fund the Master Plan for Pere Marquette Park. Seven members of the board were present for the meeting: Lauren Smothers (who directed the…

P & Z Approves Boyers’ Request For Rezoning

By Editor | February 16, 2022

From Staff Reports Charles and Jeanne Boyer’s request to rezone a parcel located at 50 Jefferson Street from “I-1” Light Industrial to “C-2” Central Business was approved by the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission on Feb. 7. The commission met Monday, Feb. 7, after inclement weather postponed the scheduled Feb. 3 meeting. David Bova,…

Mountain Lion Likely Culprit In Death Of County Calf

By Editor | February 16, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Something big got hold of a calf in southwestern Ste. Francois Country about the first of December. It was found dead, on the other side of the fence it had been behind. The owner, State Representative Dale Wright, said he knew there was a good chance he was dealing…