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County Commission Discusses Waterpark, Welcome Sign, Christmas Lights

By Editor | November 27, 2019

Christmas lights, a welcome sign and waterpark retainage fees were all addressed at the Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting on November 21. The County Commission voted to pay the remaining 5 percent owed to the contractors and sub-contractors who had completed all of their work on the River Rapids Waterpark. Five percent had been held…

R-II School Board Approves March Field Trip To Germany

By Editor | November 27, 2019

Ste. Genevieve R-II School District social studies teacher Rhett Oldham and up to 12 students will miss some regular classes in March to take part in a history class trip to Germany. The R-II School District Board of Education voted at its November 19 meeting to approve the trip. Oldham, who has done considerable work…

Tourism Tax Commission Considers Whether To Weigh In On Future Of Tourism Director Position

By Editor | November 27, 2019

In one of its shorter meetings in recent years, the city of Ste. Genevieve Tourism Tax Commission (TTC) approved $1,130 in expenditures on November 19 and discussed the possibility of taking a stand on the city’s funding of tourism. With outgoing tourism director Sandra Cabot unable to attend and only four members present, the meeting…

Heritage Commission Approves Metal Roof For Roberts Street Property

By Editor | November 27, 2019

Heritage Commission Plans Work Session To Take One More Look At Hardship Clause

By Editor | November 27, 2019

The November 18 Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission meeting was essentially a carbon copy of the group’s October meeting. At both, the commission discussed adding an economic hardship clause to the Certificate of Appropriateness process, but opted to put off adopting the measure until it could be discussed further. Meanwhile, the commission approved its only Certificate…

After Taking Possession Of New Sprinter, Ambulance District Board Acts To Purchase Another

By Editor | November 27, 2019

Collins Named First Permanent Superintendent For Ste. Genevieve National Historic Park

By Editor | November 26, 2019

Mississippi Man Suffers Serious Injuries From Nov. 16 Accident On Interstate 55

By Editor | November 19, 2019

A Mississippi man suffered serious injuries in one of three accidents that took place last week in Ste. Genevieve County, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Terry D. Harmon, 61, of Houlka, Mississippi, was driving a 2016 Mack CXU600 Conventional southbound on Interstate 55 on the morning of November 16 when his…

Weiss Resigns From St. Mary Board; Helms Recommends Duda But Bader Holds Off On Appointment

By Editor | November 19, 2019

Jennifer Weiss resigned from the St. Mary Board of Aldermen last week, saying she could no longer “fulfill the obligations this position requires.” Fellow Ward 1 Alderman Brian Helms presented the correspondence from Weiss, which listed last Thursday as the date her resignation was effective. Helms also recommended Dr. Zenon Duda as a replacement, but…

Attorney Bishop Briefs Ste. Gen. Aldermen On Nuisance Properties In Work Session

By Editor | November 19, 2019

In work sessions that lasted nearly an hour before and more than half an hour after the regular open meeting last Thursday night, the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen learned about the need for a Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) and heard city attorney Mark Bishop’s take on how to approach nuisance properties, in addition to…

Bova Will Work With Resident On Removing Collapsing Garage

By Editor | November 19, 2019

Ste. Genevieve aldermen and community development administrator David Bova agreed to work with Joan Mobley in removing a collapsing garage behind her house at 777 Jefferson Street. A public hearing took place during the Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting last Thursday night, to determine whether the property constituted a nuisance. “This property was brought to…

With Snow Removal Keeping Road Foreman Busy, Special Road District’s 2020 Budget, Priorities Put Off To Future Meeting

By Editor | November 19, 2019

With road foreman Paul Bauman unable to attend due to snow removal being done on district roads, not much was addressed at the November 12 Special Road District A meeting. The board had intended to discuss the 2020 budget and 2020 paving priorities. While Bauman was not able to attend, board chairman Paul Arnold referenced…

Bloomsdale Aldermen Discuss Ideas For Sunset Park

By Editor | November 19, 2019

How to better utilize Sunset Park took up a good portion of the city of Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen’s November 12 meeting. Ward 1 Alderman Brandon Shortt reported on the youth project he had been given by Mayor Paul Monia. At the September meeting, Monia tasked Shortt with coming up with a plan to develop…

Nelson Still Upset About Lack Of Progress On Waterpark Punch List

By Editor | November 19, 2019

Trying to get contractors to finish things on a post-construction “punch list” of items they had agreed to take care of at the River Rapids Waterpark was again a hot topic at last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting. A week earlier, Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson said he was “aggravated and disgusted” that only 11…

St. Mary Aldermen Table Chamber’s Offer To Pay Fees For Treasurer

By Editor | November 19, 2019

The St. Mary Board of Aldermen held off on taking action on a proposal from the St. Mary Chamber of Commerce to cover the cost of an outside city treasurer. The board last month passed a budget for fiscal year 2020, which began on October 1, that eliminated the $2,700 annual cost of having HSB…

Appreciation Of Fine Art: French Recognized For Work In Producing Downtown Mural

By Editor | November 19, 2019

City Of Ste. Genevieve Will Look For Welcome Center Director With Scaled-Back Duties

By Editor | November 19, 2019

How to approach filling the director of tourism position being vacated by Sandra Cabot was one of three items on the table during work sessions before and after the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen’s regular meeting last Thursday. The topic was taken up when the work session resumed after the regular meeting. A final conclusion…

Congressional Candidate Ellis Will Be Part Of Panel Here On Social Security

By Editor | November 13, 2019

Kathy Ellis, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress in Missouri’s Eighth Congressional District, is joining with Ste. Genevieve County organizers Elaine Belovich and Joan Wilson to host a community forum on Social Security at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, at the Progress Sports Complex on the campus of the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center. Panelists/facilitators…

SGCMH Partners Earns State Auxiliary Award Again

By Editor | November 13, 2019

Community Calendar (Nov. 13 Edition)

By Editor | November 13, 2019

Two Trucks, Grader Back In Service For County Road Dept. But Skid Steer Now In Need Of Repair

By Editor | November 13, 2019

While two dump trucks and a grader were back in service after being in the shop, Ste. Genevieve County road and bridge foreman Scott Schmieder told the County Commission last Thursday that the department’s skid steer may be disabled for some time. The skid steer is out of commission until the part can be replaced…

City’s Increase In Water Rates May Prompt County To Charge For Prisoners

By Editor | November 13, 2019

The Ste. Genevieve County commissioners last Thursday expressed displeasure at an annual 3 percent increase in the county’s water bill from the city of Ste. Genevieve. During the County Commission meeting, Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson calculated the impact on the county. He said the $110,352 water costs to date projected to $137,937 by the end…

Two Accidents On I-55 Result In Injuries

By Editor | November 13, 2019

Two single-vehicle accidents last week on Interstate 55 in Ste. Genevieve County resulted in injuries for two Missourians, according to reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. — On November 3, Scott J. Ballard, 29, of St. Louis suffered serious injuries when she lost control of her 2005 Chevrolet Silverado on northbound I-55. The accident…

Rental Housing Panel Continues Work Toward Revising Ordinance On Mobile Homes

By Editor | November 13, 2019

Mobile homes and newer manufactured homes dominated the agenda of the monthly Ste. Genevieve Rental Housing Advisory Commission on November 4. Community development administrator David Bova said that about five landlords had attended the previous meeting and that he had taken their comments into consideration and had made some revisions on the city’s proposed ordinance,…

Inspired To Serve: Marine Corps Captain Kwan Thanks Those Who Support Service Members

By Editor | November 13, 2019

Arnold Pleased With Many Aspects Of Inaugural Year For Waterpark

By Editor | November 13, 2019

First Snowfall Comes To County

By Editor | November 13, 2019

Schweiss Makes History In Being Chosen For Levee District 3 Board

By Editor | November 13, 2019

Members of Ste. Genevieve Levee District 3 elected the district’s first female board member in its 45-year history on November 4. Sue Schweiss, treasurer for the city of Ste. Genevieve, has served as levee district secretary for more than 15 years. She was elected unanimously to replace outgoing member Phil Eydmann. The board members had…

Lake Forest Voters OK New Water/Sewer District To Address DNR Issues

By Editor | November 13, 2019

The voters in the Lake Forest Estates subdivision overwhelmingly voted for the establishment of a common water and sewer district last week in the lone county election. The vote was 305-12 with a 68-percent voter response in the county’s first all-mail ballot election. Mark Basler, who was one of the supporters of the measure, was…

Three Injured In Crash On Route WW

By Editor | November 5, 2019

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route WW south of Saline Creek Road in Ste. Genevieve County on Saturday, November 2, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 3:17 p.m. Harold D. Bloodworth, 59, of Ste. Genevieve was driving a 2001 Jeep Cherokee northbound…