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Cabot Leaving City Post For Job With Missouri Dept. Of Economic Development

By Editor | November 5, 2019

Wiring Work May Have Solved Problem With Recycling Center’s Baler

By Editor | November 5, 2019

Trouble has apparently been averted with the county recycling center’s baler. The Ste. Genevieve County Commission was concerned about repairing the aging piece of equipment, whose manufacturer is no longer in business. Attempts to replace a valve had proven unsuccessful. Some tinkering, however, seemed to take care of the issues. Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson called…

Nelson Stresses Importance Of Having Good Trucks For Road Department

By Editor | November 5, 2019

A week after the Ste Genevieve County Commission voted to buy three new Western Star dump trucks for a price expected to cost around $450,000 once a grant is figured in, Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson doubled down on the need. “Everything we do revolves around trucks,” he said at last Thursday’s Commission meeting. “There have…

61/Industrial River Intersection Near Top Of Seven-County Priority List

By Editor | November 5, 2019

Ste. Genevieve County’s top priority highway project may well be funded for 2021. Adding a turn lane at the intersection of Industrial Road and Highway 61 finished third in voting last week at a meeting of the Southeast Missouri Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). Members voted on 21 projects, the top three priorities for each of…

County Man Injured In October 25 Crash That Was Fatal For Motorcyclist

By Editor | October 30, 2019

A Ste. Genevieve man suffered minor injuries in an October 25 accident in Jefferson County that resulted in fatal injuries to the driver of a motorcycle, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 2:42 a.m. on Highway 61 at Route AA in Jefferson County. A male juvenile…

Heritage Commission Will Resume Discussion Of Handling Hardship Cases In November

By Editor | October 29, 2019

Exactly how to address potential financial hardship cases was tabled by the city of Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission at its October 21 meeting. It will be revisited during the November meeting The commission has been looking into the possibility of introducing a financial hardship exemption that would allow certain property owners to make less expensive,…

Delta Regional Authority Grant Will Help Pay For Water Connection Between PWSD, City Of Ste. Genevieve

By Editor | October 29, 2019

Steve Wilson, local manager for Alliance Water Resources, and Margaret Yates, grant specialist for the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning Commission (SEMO RPC), were both at last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting to discuss the emergency valve to connect Public Water Supply District (PWSD) No.1 and Ste. Genevieve city water systems on Highway 32. The…

Schedule Announced For June 2020 Cycling Event Riding Into Ste. Genevieve

By Editor | October 29, 2019

Missouri Life magazine’s Big Bicycle Across Missouri (Big BAM) will in 2020 ride for the first time in Southeast Missouri. The sixth annual five-day recreational ride will be hosted by the following overnight towns: Poplar Bluff, Sikeston, Cape Girardeau, Perryville, Farmington and Ste. Genevieve. Riders will start on Monday, June 1, in Poplar Bluff and…

Mahurin Informs Tourism Advisory Council About Dry Camping Organizations

By Editor | October 29, 2019

Holding its quarterly meeting on October 22 — a week later than scheduled — the Ste. Genevieve Tourism Advisory Council reviewed several items. Council member Kandye Mahurin, co-owner of Sassafras Creek Originals in the historic Will Brooks House on St. Mary’s Road, informed the group about a pair of “dry camping organizations,” harvesthosts.com and Boondockers.org.…

Alberici Set To Begin Installing Steel Dock Facing In Early November

By Editor | October 29, 2019

Alberici Corporation will start installing sections of protective steel dock facing on the dock at the Port of New Bourbon during the first week of November. They have been welding large sections together at the site. “They’re working four tens [four ten-hour days], 40 hours because some of their welders are staying down here,” New…

Little Tykes Playground Will Be Placed At Pinkley Park

By Editor | October 29, 2019

Dave Pinkley Memorial Park will be the location of the Little Tykes playground set the Ste. Genevieve Parks and Recreation board is receiving. The board decided at its October 23 meeting to install the set in park named in honor of the late Pinkley, former field operations supervisor, rather than at the larger Pere Marquette…

Ste. Genevieve Water/Sewer Rate Hearing Draws Only One Resident To Make Comments

By Editor | October 29, 2019

Only one member of the public spoke at a public hearing on the city of Ste. Genevieve’s proposed annual water and sewer rate increases last Thursday. That speaker, though, was quite vocal in voicing displeasure with the rate increases. Karen Stuppy, who had spoken out against the increasing of property tax through the passage of…

Fourth Street Receives Overlay

By Editor | October 29, 2019

Ambulance District Budget Passes After Discussion On Wage Increases

By Editor | October 29, 2019

The Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District board approved a budget for fiscal year 2020 knowing that administrator Kendall Shrum still was working out the formula for staff wages. Also during a meeting that lasted about two hours on October 23, the board tabled a final decision on purchasing another van-style ambulance until after it had…

Healthcare Coalition Representative Leads Excercise On Flu Pandemic Emergency Preparedness

By Editor | October 22, 2019

Jour De Fete Committee Plans To Formally Fill Vacancies At November Meeting

By Editor | October 22, 2019

The Jour de Fete Committee has commitments from at least two people willing to serve in order to keep the event running. The committee had its second informational meeting last week at Cafe Genevieve as it looks to replace three outgoing members — Tim Conley, treasurer Joan Noll and secretary/craft vendors chair Brenda Hayden. Two…

Annual Electronics Recycling Day Draws Another Large Turnout

By Editor | October 22, 2019

Ste. Genevieve Fire Department Celebrates 125th Anniversary

By Editor | October 22, 2019

County Commission Opens Bids For New Western Star Dump Truck

By Editor | October 22, 2019

Only $41 separated two bids for a new Western Star tandem dump truck when the Ste. Genevieve County Commission opened bids last Thursday. TAG Truck Center of Farmington bid $112,300 per truck for either one, two or three trucks. Truck Centers of Troy, Illinois, bid $112,341 per truck. The commissioners will review the bids and…

Launch Program Will Offer New Options To Educate Students

By Editor | October 22, 2019

Students wishing to tackle a subject that cannot be taught on the Ste. Genevieve High School or Ste. Genevieve Middle School campus may have a new option for learning. The Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education voted on October 15 to enter into a partnership with Launch, a statewide program out of Springfield that offers…

Tourism Tax Commission Tables TripAdvisor Program, But Radio Campaigns Move Ahead

By Editor | October 22, 2019

Two more months of search engine marketing through Madden Media at $330 a month was approved by the city of Ste. Genevieve’s Tourism Tax Commission on October 16, as was a new radio campaign. A three-month experiment with TripAdvisor, however, was tabled until spring. Radio advertising totaling $6,455 also was approved. The ads include a…

Work On Downtown Parking Lot Expected To Start In Near Future

By Editor | October 22, 2019

Lake Forest Voters Will Decide On Water, Sewer District In County’s First All-Mail Ballot Election

By Editor | October 22, 2019

Ste. Genevieve County will have an election this November, and it will be historic in nature. The county will have its first all-mail ballot election, with voters in Lake Forest Estates subdivision deciding on the formation of a reorganized common sewer and water district, which would be known as the Lake Forest Estates Clean Water…

County Housing Shortage Begins With Lack Of Affordable Property

By Editor | October 22, 2019

How to address the need for new housing in the $180,000 to $240,000 price range was one of the main points of discussion at the annual Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce joint meeting on October 15. “From what I hear from the developers, the available building lots around the communities…

Pedestrian Killed After Being Struck By Vehicle On I-55 Last Thursday

By Editor | October 16, 2019

A 57-year-old man from Warrenton, Missouri, was killed on Thursday, October 10, after being struck by an automobile on Interstate 55 in southern Ste. Genevieve County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 8:50 p.m. at mile marker 143.2 in the southbound lanes. Joseph D. Shilharvey of…

Special Road District A Switches Gears From Paving To Patching For Fall

By Editor | October 16, 2019

Special Road District A will focus on patching cracks in paved roads the remainder of the fall rather than attempting any more paving projects. Road foreman Paul Bauman reported that his crew has been sealing cracks and mowing, using the county’s Duropatcher whenever it has been available. He said they have used it on Bourbon…

Grant Will Help Pay For Water Connection Between City, PWSD

By Editor | October 16, 2019

“If you don’t put a line in the water, you don’t get any fish,” Ste. Genevieve County Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson said last Thursday on the subject of grants. The county had just been informed that it will receive a $65,528 Delta Regional Authority grant to help pay for an emergency valve to connect Public…

Ste. Genevieve Aldermen Discuss Options With Nuisance Property

By Editor | October 16, 2019

Ste. Genevieve aldermen last week considered how to handle a nuisance property on and other related issues. David Bova, the city’s community development administrator, informed the Board of Aldermen during its meeting last Thursday that abatement work had been performed on the property in question. Overgrown vegetation was cut down and hauled away. “What about…

Ste. Genevieve Aldermen Go Back To Drawing Board On Renovation Of City Hall

By Editor | October 16, 2019

Decision On Computer System Upgrades For Levee District 2 Postponed To Future Date

By Editor | October 16, 2019

With two of its five members absent, the Levee District 3 board during its October 7 meeting tabled a decision to award a bid for upgrading the computer system in the Urban Design Levee pump house. District board President Vern Bauman and board members Carl Wehner and Tom Okenfuss expressed reluctance to make the decision…