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Queen Elizabeth II Dies

By Editor | September 8, 2022

CNN report Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has died today (Thurs.9.8.2022) at the age of 96, according to various national and international news sources. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, who was born in 1926, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, had the longest reign in British history  —  just over 70 years.…

FLAP Grant Obtained To Replace Aging Bridge

By Editor | September 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Word has been received that Ste. Genevieve County has been approved for a Federal  Land Access Program (FLAP) grant to replace toe Depression era bridge over the South Gabouri Creek on Fourth Street. Built during the mid 1930s, the bridge – located next to the city hall – is technically under…

Holy Cross Unveils Plans For Former Funeral Home

By Editor | September 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com A new use has been found for a well-known downtown building. On Aug. 28, Holy Cross Lutheran Church unveiled the name “Holy Cross Lutheran Outreach Center” for the building that formerly housed Wood Family Funeral Home. “Holy Cross Lutheran Church thanks the Wood family for their many years of service to…

Truck-Pull Is Saturday

By Editor | September 7, 2022

The Ste. Genevieve County Fair Board is hosting a Truck-Sled Pull event at the fairgrounds this Saturday (Sept. 10.) The event starts at 1  p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. A pit pass goes for $15, adult general admission is $10, children aged 5-11 are $5, and kids 4 and under are free. Pork burgers,…

Storage Units OK’d

By Editor | September 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com During a 10-minute meeting last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request from S & W Storage for a special use permit to allow self-storage facilities in a C-1 General Commercial District at 11307 Save-A-Lot Drive. Owner Megan Wade took part by telephone. David Bova, community development…

R-II Board Approves Issuing Of Bonds

By Editor | September 7, 2022

By MICHAEL BOYD Jr. Ste. Genevieve Herald Authorization to issue half of the $20 million in bonds for Prop SG has been approved by the Ste. Genevieve R-II School Board. During the Aug. 30 meeting, the board approved the resolutions by L.J. Hart and Company authorizing the issuance and sale of $10 million Series 2022…

Commissioners Ponder Expense Of Mowing

By Editor | September 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS ste. genevieve herald Mowing grass is becoming an expensive proposition. How to handle grass-mowing chores was among the topics hashed out during last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting. The commissioners got a quote of $1,250 a month to cut grass at the county fairgrounds, around the courthouse and at the recycling…

Perry Co. Bus Driver Killed

By Editor | September 6, 2022

James Kennedy, a 72-year-old school bus driver for Perry County School District 32, was killed when his bus collided with a box truck and struck a culvert on Highway K, south of Perryville at 6:02 a.m., Tuesday morning. No students were on the bus at the time. According to the Highway Patrol, he was not…

Front Yard Surprise

By Editor | August 31, 2022

Robert J. Arnold suffered only minor injuries when the 2016 Ford F-250 he was driving turned over  near the front door of a house on Highway 32. The accident took place Friday morning. He was taken to Mercy Hospital, Jefferson by Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District. According to the report, Arnold left the roadway, traveled…

Voices Heard On Tourism

By Editor | August 31, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Many opinions were expressed on which way Ste. Genevieve tourism should go during a board of aldermen work session last Thursday night. There seemed to be a consensus that hiring a local tourism director would be better than entrusting the direction of local tourism with an out of town marketing firm.…

Ste. Genevieve Maintains Same Tax Rate

By Editor | August 31, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com In a regular meeting that barely lasted 15 minutes last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen set a new tax rate, amended its nuisance ordinance, among five ordinances passed on second reading. The board also amended the personnel manual to require seat belts being worn in city vehicles. The tax…

Oktoberfest Sept. 17-18

By Editor | August 31, 2022

A celebration of Ste. Genevieve’s German heritage will be held Sept. 17-18, when the inaugural Oktoberfest is held downtown. Most of the activity will be centered on Main Street  Market and Jefferson and on Merchant Street, from Main to Second. Beirgartens, music, food, dancers, weiner dog races, games and craft vendors will be on hand.…

County Has Committed 2/3 Of ARPA Money

By Editor | August 31, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com About two-thirds of the American Relief Plan Act (ARPA) money Ste. Genevieve County received has been committed to various projects. Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson went over the figures during last Thursday’s county commission meeting. The county received $3,475,700 dollars of the federal money. It has committed $2,273,035 to various projects. That…

History Conference Is Sept. 17

By Editor | August 31, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com The annual Ste. Genevieve History Conference, an educational symposium on French Colonial people, events and cultural heritage of Ste. Genevieve and surrounding area, will be held Sept. 17. It will be at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center (21390 Highway 32) running 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Speakers include H. Riley…

Commissioners Discuss 911 Funding

By Editor | August 24, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com After putting their heads together, District 116 State Representative Dale Wright, District 145 State Representative Rick Francis and the Ste. Genevieve County commissioners agreed that funds for enhancing 911 radio capability should be aggressively pursued. Alan Wells, director of the Alan Wells St. Francois County Joint Communication and EOC Center, addressed…

Inman Pleased With 2022 Jour de Fete

By Editor | August 24, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Large crowds took advantage of fairly mild weather Aug. 13-14 during Ste. Genevieve’s 55th Annual Jour de Fete festival. Jami Inman, president of the Jour de Fete Committee, expressed pleasure in the way things played out. “I know, according to a lot of our vendors that they had some record sales…

City Employees Will Get $1/Hour Raises

By Editor | August 24, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve city employees will be getting a $1 an hour flat raise for 2023, rather than an 8% cost of living raise. Meanwhile, a cap will be put on what employees must pay per year on their insurance premium at $300 a month, when they begin assuming 30% of the…

Levee District 2 Board Reflects On Peaceful Year; Looks Ahead

By Editor | August 24, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Levee District No. 2 Chair Chris Kertz reported on a peaceful year during the district board’s annual meeting last Thursday night. “There was not a whole lot going on,” Kertz told the board and visitors. “We didn’t have any flooding. We closed the levee. “We did purchase some of the components…

Bennett Asks About Tourist Center Locating On County Property

By Editor | August 24, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Gina Bennett had an idea for solving the city’s trouble in getting information to visitors. In recent weeks, Tourism Tax Commission members had made suggestions of removing the “Welcome Center” sign from the Welcome Center and possibly seeking a small space for a city-run tourism office, following numerous complaints about the…

If Your Paper Did Not Come…

By Editor | August 19, 2022

Anyone who did not get their Herald this week may pick up a free copy at the Herald office (316A Market Street). We apologize for the inconvenience.

Tourism At A Crossroads

By Editor | August 17, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD In light of Jeff Wix’s resignation as tourism director earlier that day, tourism was one of the primary items discussed at last Thursday night’s Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen meeting. In giving the tourism director’s report, City Administrator Happy Welch reported that 7,500 rack cards had been distributed in…

Board Looks At Budget, Raises

By Editor | August 17, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD In advance of this week’s budget workshop, Ste. Genevieve City Administrator Happy Welch went over budgetary items with the board of aldermen during a work session last Thursday night. How to address employee pay raises was one issue. Welch wanted the board to decide whether it wanted to go…

Spectrum May Get One Last Chance

By Editor | August 17, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD After previously pulling Spectrum’s permit for laying cable, the Ste. Genevieve County Commission opted to give the company one final chance. Paul G. Berra, director of government affairs for Missouri-Central Region for Spectrum, joined Chris Tucker and other Spectrum personnel in pleading their case during last Thursday’s commission meeting.…

Bloomsdale Looks At Water Plan, Fireworks Show

By Editor | August 17, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD David Van Leer and T.J. Garbs of Cochran Engineering reported that the installation of the new 300,000-gallon water tank in Bloomsdale is “coming along as expected,” while the distribution part of the $2 million project also  “moving along,” during the Aug. 9 board of aldermen meeting. Garbs reported that…

St. Mary Cannot Vote On Budget

By Editor | August 17, 2022

There is still no budget set for the city of St. Mary for fiscal year (FY) 2023. During last Thursday night’s board of aldermen meeting, a motion to pass a tax levy failed when Alderman Dr. Zen Duda abstained. Alderman Karl Schultz had not yet arrived when the vote was taken. It failed with two…

DeRousse Updates Special Road Board On Equipment Issues, Work Being Done

By Editor | August 17, 2022

Aaron DeRousse, Special Road District A road foreman, reported during the Aug. 9 meeting that the road crew was continuing to mow and they have been spraying weeds along the roadways. They had also been working in the shop making repairs to the boom mower. A cylinder has been replaced on that and reported that…

Gielow Gets GOP Collector Nomination

By Editor | August 10, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Kim Resinger Gielow defeated Lisa Klein Marschel 1,111 to 931, or 54.4% to 45.6% in the race for Republican nomination for Ste. Genevieve County Collector in last Tuesday’s primary election. Gielow will now face Democrat Susan Mueller, who faced no opposition in  the Democratic primary. There were no other contested local…

Public Meetings Set For Comprehensive Plan Update

By Editor | August 10, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com David Bova, community development administrator, told the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission that meetings would be held at 6 p.m., Aug. 29 and 10 a.m., Aug. 30 to get public input on updating the city’s comprehension plan. The plan was last updated in 1997. Chairman Gary Roth asked if the…

LLevee District 2 Holds Annual Meeting Aug. 18

By Editor | August 10, 2022

From Staff Reports Ste. Genevieve Levee District No. 2 will hold its annual public meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. The meeting will be held at the Gateway FS (formerly Loida Ag) meeting room at 23860 Bourbon Road. The purpose will be electing new members to the board of supervisors and transacting any other…

Culvert Installation Impresses Commissioners

By Editor | August 10, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Patience has run out for Mastec and other contractors Spectrum has been using to lay high-speed internet cable. In both St. Francois and Ste. Genevieve County, officials have been displeased, as has the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The contractors – especially Mastec – have blocked lanes on county and state…