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Nuisance Properties Remain

By Editor | August 4, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Nuisance properties were addressed during the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting last Thursday night. Lori Figge spoke during the public comment session and lambasted the city leaders for what she felt was inaction on their part. A South Gabouri Street resident for 17 years, she complained about…

Commissioners Impressed With Installation Of Culverts

By Editor | August 4, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com County commissioners expressed pleasure with the way the county road and bridge crew had gotten the first of three culverts installed on Cave Road last week. “They don’t have to be told what needs to be done,” Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson said, “They see it and jump in and do it.”…

Inman Expects Another Big Jour de Fete

By Editor | July 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Jami Inman is confident that Jour de Fete will be as big as ever this year. She said 97 vendors had signed up as of last Wednesday. “I think we’ll have well over 100 crafters,” she said. “I was hoping to have 125, but I don’t know if we’ll have that.”…

Operation Sand Challenges Permit

By Editor | July 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Things continue to develop in the battle between Nexgen Silica, LLC and Operation Sand, LLC. Last week Operation Sand filed a complaint with the Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission, challenging the mining permit the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) had issued to Nexgen on June 30 to conduct silica sand mining…

Tourism Groups Displeased With Cards, Website, NPS

By Editor | July 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Paper maps still serve a purpose. An extra $1,600 was added to the Ste. Genevieve Tourism Tax Commission (TTC)’s Fiscal Year 2023 budget in order to add a downtown map to the visitor’s guide the group prints. During the quarterly joint meeting of the TTC and the Tourism Advisory…

County Paves Coffman; Puts Off Pickup Purchase

By Editor | July 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Thanks to skyrocketing oil and fuel prices and the unexpected work required on Franklin Bridge, a new Ste. Genevieve County Road and Bridge Department pickup truck is not in the cards this year. “A new truck was in the budget, but we can’t do it now,” Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson told…

Bloomsdale Elementary Gets Additional Teacher

By Editor | July 27, 2022

By Michael Boyd Jr. eviccaro@stegenherald.com A total of 60 registered children for Bloomsdale Elementary School means the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District will be adding an additional kindergarten teacher for the 2022-23 school year. The number of students is as of July 10. The additional teacher allows BES to stay within the Department of Elementary…

Commercial Building Burns At Klein & 61

By Editor | July 20, 2022

From Staff Reports Fire blazed through a commercial structure at Klein Street and Highway 61 (201 Ste Genevieve Drive) Saturday morning. The Ste Genevieve Fire Department along with St. Mary FD, Ozora FD and Zell FD were dispatched at 11:09 a.m. “Due to the heavy fire conditions a second alarm was immediately requested which brought…

Special Road Holds Meeting

By Editor | July 20, 2022

During the July 12 special Road District A meeting, Road Foreman Aaron De Rousse said the road crew is continuing with the mowing and spraying weeds, keeping up with equipment repairs and would be taking the 2008 tandem dump truck to TAG Truck Center in Farmington for repairs. He also reported that the overlays have…

Fair Board Is Pleased With 2022 Event

By Editor | July 20, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Large crowds and decent weather marked the 2022 Ste. Genevieve County Fair. Organizers were pleased with the outcome. “The 2022 Ste. Genevieve County Fair went very well. Fair favorites such as the Demo Derby and the Truck Pull were well attended,” said Estrella Carmona with the fair board. “For…

Bloomsdale Water Project Moving Along

By Editor | July 20, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD T.J. Garbs of Cochran Engineering reported that the erection of tower to hold Bloomsdale’s new 300,000-gallon water tank is “coming along pretty quickly” during the July 12 Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen meeting. This is despite an injury to one of the crew members erecting it. Garbs said Cochran was…

St. Mary Passes Smoking Ordinance; Pursues Water Funds

By Editor | July 20, 2022

From Staff Reports Smoking is now against the law in city-owned buildings and vehicles in St. Mary. The St. Mary Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution banning the smoking during the board’s monthly meeting last Thursday. It passed on first and second readings. A pair of resolutions authorizing the city to pursue water and…

Fire destroys old ice factory

By Editor | July 17, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD STAFF Published Saturday, July 16, 2022 Local volunteer fire fighters fought a blaze at the old ice factory Saturday morning (7.16.2022) on U.S. Highway 61 south of town across from the St. Jude subdivision and next to the Head Start school in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. The structure was completely destroyed…

Local deputy injured in pursuit crash

By Editor | July 14, 2022

By Mark Evans Herald staff Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Suiter, 27, suffered moderate injuries early Tuesday morning, during a vehicle pursuit on Highway D. According to Highway Patrol Troop C reports, he was traveling south on Route D, south of HH, attempting to overtake a violator. He traveled off the left side of…

Big Crowds Attend Fair

By Editor | July 13, 2022

Everything from the Power Wheels Demo Derby to the adult version, as well as the fair parade, antique tractors and blue ribbon cattle were on hand at the 2022 Ste. Genevieve County Fair. More photos are on Pages 5A, 6A.

Commissioners Pondering Price Of Paving

By Editor | July 13, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com With bids coming in higher than expected, the Ste. Genevieve County Commission will have to make a decision on how to address Coffman Road. The road is next on the county’s paving list. A six-tenth of a mile stretch will be paved. Road and Bridge Foreman Scott Schmieder had urged the…

More Than 2,700 Without Power

By Editor | July 13, 2022

More than 2,700 Citizens Electric Corporation (CEC)customers in and around Ste. Genevieve were without power for just under two hours July 5. “We were able to limit the outage time for most members by rerouting power through our looped transmission system,” said CEC’s Steve Elsea. “The planned Salem Bulk-Valley View transmission line will create such…

City Looks At Sidewalk Expansion; Two Phases Expected

By Editor | July 13, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com During a brief special meeting last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen looked at getting American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding and Transpiration Alternative Plan (TAP) financing for projects. City Administrator Happy Welch said that the ARPA funding being sought to help pay for water line replacement, has been “narrowed…

Several Items on Agenda For July 14 Work Session

By Editor | July 13, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Following this Thursday’s 6 p.m. Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen meeting, the board will hold a work session. The work session will deal with some issues that have been discussed lately. The city hall/boardroom remodeling project will be discussed, along with the pursuit of charging stations for electric vehicles.…

P & Z OKs New Airbnb Operation

By Editor | July 13, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD In a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission approved Mark Buchheit’s request for a special use permit to allow guest lodging in an R-2 General Residential District at 286 S. Gabouri Street. In answer to a question, Buchheit, who owns other…

Celebrating The Fourth

By Editor | July 6, 2022

The annul Fourth of July celebration in Ste. Genevieve Monday included the reading of the Declaration of Independence by Ron Rayfield, the singing of the National Anthem and “America the Beautiful” by Lilly Adams, a welcome by Mayor Paul Hassler and local historian Bob Mueller’s history of local Independence Day celebrations. There were also fired…

DNR Grants Nexgen Permit

By Editor | July 6, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD With a stroke of the pen, the Missouri Mining Commission, a subsidiary of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) issued a permit to engage in surface mining to Nexgen Silica, LLC. The permit allows the firm to mine 115 of the 249 acres Nexgen purchased long Highway 32,…

Commissioners Go Over Upcoming Summer Projects

By Editor | July 6, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Summer projects are continuing for the county road and bridge department. At last Thursday’s county commission meeting, Road and Bridge Foreman Scott Schmieder reported that he would be meeting today with Bobby Wooten of McCann Concrete and Les Budrovich of Budrovich Crane Rental of Scott City to go over…

Happy 246 Birthday, U.S.A.

By Editor | July 4, 2022

Happy 4th of July, everyone! — from your scribes: Mike and Mark, and our office manager Shelley. And, happy 246th birthday, U.S.A. WE ARE CLOSED TODAY. WE OPEN BACK UP TUESDAY, JULY 5 AT 8 A.M. 0 People reached 0 Engagements Boost post Like   Comment Share

Silica Sand Mine Approved By DNR

By Editor | June 30, 2022

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. AND MARK EVANS HERALD STAFF Noon, Wednesday, June 30, 2022 NexGen Silica’s sand mine operation in western Ste. Genevieve County has been approved today (Wednesday, June 30) by the Missouri Mining Commission, a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, despite heavy opposition from residents who live in the area.…

2022 County Fair Set To Open

By Editor | June 29, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Although a new county fair board is overseeing things, most of the old favorites are back for the 2022 Ste. Genevieve County Fair, which kicks off Thursday, July 7. The transition to an entirely new board has not been without a few hiccups. There are a few errors and…

Aldermen Take Closer Look At Insurance

By Editor | June 29, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD During public meetings, a consent agenda – a group of generally miscellaneous items – is approved or not approved in one motion. Last Thursday night, some questions about three items in the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen consent agenda led to them being discussed and voted on as a…

Commissioners Gear Up For Fair; Talk More About Bridges

By Editor | June 29, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Work continues to be done, getting the county fairgrounds ready for the 2022 fair next weekend. “It’s crunch time,” First District Commissioner Karen Stuppy said, in discussing the last-minute work. Carpenters finished replacing boards on bleachers and the addition to the livestock barn was completed. It was noted that…

Roe vs. Wade Overturned

By Editor | June 24, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C.  –  The U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade today (Friday), holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. Going forward, abortion rights will be determined by states, unless Congress acts. President Biden denounced the decision, saying Congress should act in legislation and for U.S. citizens to act…

Concerns Shared On Silica Mine Site

By Editor | June 22, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD With the clock ticking on the permitting process between the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and Nexgen Silica for a possible silica sand mining operation in Ste. Genevieve County, opponents are again becoming vocal. The DNR is expected to decide whether to grant the permit to begin mining…