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Sale Of Piva Building, Progress Parkway Property Approved By Board

By Editor | August 28, 2019

Like the budget work session that preceded it, the regular Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen meeting last Thursday had some contentious moments. The meeting saw new property tax rates approved, several ordinances approved — including the sale of the Piva building — and a 40-minute report by city administrator Martin Toma. PROPERTY TAX RATES APPROVED…

City Of Ste. Genevieve’s Budget Workshop Process Continued This Week

By Editor | August 28, 2019

Dissatisfaction on the part of some  aldermen is leading to at least one more budget work session for the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen. The board looked at the general fund budget last Thursday night in its eighth budget work sessions The proposed general fund budget showed revenues of $2,615,963 — or about $1,965,000, if…

Investigation Continues On Incident With Ferry Boat; Reward Offered

By Editor | August 21, 2019

The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate an incident involving the Ste. Genevieve-Modoc Ferry last week, but it has contacted the U.S. Coast Guard to potentially complete the investigation. Major Jason Schott, chief deputy for the Sheriff’s Office, said last week that a person or people somehow got onto the ferry last…

Farmington Man Suffers Serious Injuries In August 15 Accident On Highway 32

By Editor | August 21, 2019

A Farmington man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident on August 15 in Ste. Genevieve County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place on Highway 32 east of Oakmont Drive at around 2:37 p.m. Sandra K. Brewer, 70, of Maryland Heights was driving a 2003 Dodge Ram…

Federal Emergency Declarations May Help Cover Flood-Related Costs For Levee District 3

By Editor | August 21, 2019

How much federal money Levee District 3 may be able to get for recent flood events was one of the topics discussed at the district board’s monthly meeting on August 12. Board member Tom Okenfuss asked whether the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was expanding the previous emergency declaration or creating a new one. “There…

Ambulance District Board Votes To Set Personal Property Tax At Maximum Allowable Rate

By Editor | August 21, 2019

For the second consecutive year, the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District board members set its personal property tax rate at the maximum allowed by law at a tax hearing prior to its monthly meeting last Thursday. The board approved a tax rate of $.0.0253 per $100 of assessed valuation. From 2010 through 2017 the board…

Special Road District A Meeting Delayed One Day Due To Road Damage From Storms

By Editor | August 21, 2019

Road foreman Paul Bauman reported on storm damage to roads on August 14, after the Special Road District A meeting had been delayed 24 hours due to storms early in the morning of August 13. Bauman said a number of roads were impacted — especially  north of Highway 32 — including Quarrytown Road, Joggerst Road,…

Take It To The Bank: City of Bloomsdale Looks To Invest Surplus Funds In CD

By Editor | August 21, 2019

The Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen last week discussed how to better invest surplus funds, discussed how the city can best cooperate with the 2020 census and heard a report on a recent forum on medical marijuana’s legal impact on municipalities. Those were among the topics at the board’s monthly meeting on August 13. NO HIGH…

County Road Crews Conclude Chip-And-Seal On Madden Creek Road

By Editor | August 21, 2019

Library Director Updates County Commission On Programs, Activities

By Editor | August 21, 2019

Shawn Long, director of the Ste. Genevieve County Library, gave an update on various items to the County Commission during last Thursday’s commission meeting. Long said he had been finalizing details with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) for a sign at the community center to identify the library entrance. He said it will say…

County Officials Pleased With Waterpark’s Opening Season

By Editor | August 21, 2019

Schraeder Provides Briefing On Medical Marijuana For Local Governments, Area Businesses

By Editor | August 21, 2019

Bloomsdale Man Suffers Fatal Injuries In Crash On Friday In St. Francois County

By Editor | August 14, 2019

A Bloomsdale man was killed as a result of injuries suffered in a one-vehicle crash in St. Francois County on Friday, August 9, and his passenger suffered moderate injuries, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. James E. Pashia, 50, was driving a 1977 Jeep CJ7 southbound on Bluebird Road near Wren…

Alderman Wolfin Questions City Of Ste. Genevieve’s Budget-Planning Process

By Editor | August 14, 2019

At the tail end of last Thursday night’s regular Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen meeting, Ward 4 Alderman Bryant Wolfin expressed his opinion about the way the city budget is approached. The discussion took part at the end of an evening that saw one of several city budget work sessions held prior to the regular…

Chamber Dues, Role Discussed At Ste. Genevieve Aldermen’s Work Session

By Editor | August 14, 2019

Before reviewing water and sewer budgets at its work session last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen received a review on its relationship with the Ste. Genevieve Area Chamber of Commerce. Questions had been raised about the $6,000 annually paid to the chamber at the previous budget session. Dena Kreitler, executive director of the…

Truck Breakdown Leaves Only Four In Operation For County Road Department

By Editor | August 14, 2019

Scott Schmieder, Ste. Genevieve County’s road and bridge foreman, reported to the County Commission last Thursday that a 2012 International truck had broken down, leaving the department with just four operable trucks. Schmieder said he would call Kueker Truck Repair, just across the Perry County line, to see if they have a computer they can…

Schraeder Supports County’s Position Against Collecting City’s Tax Liens

By Editor | August 14, 2019

Ivan Schraeder, the attorney who represents Ste. Genevieve County, agreed with the County Commission and Collector Claudia Stuppy’s opinion that her office should not begin collecting fees levied as property taxes by the city of Ste. Genevieve. Schraeder discussed the issue with the commission and Stuppy by phone during last Thursday’s County Commission meeting. Schraeder…

Developments Announced During Visit By Acting Deputy Director Of NPS

By Editor | August 14, 2019

Second Reading On Ste. Genevieve Municipal Court Fees Put Off To Next Meeting

By Editor | August 14, 2019

Ste. Genevieve aldermen unanimously approved a bill on first reading allowing the city to collect municipal court fees, some of them new.   Initially, the bill was scheduled for a first and second reading but discussion during last Thursday’s meeting led to only a first reading being given. Ward 3 Alderman Jimmie Jones asked if…

Ferry Re-Opens After River Recedes

By Editor | August 7, 2019

State Representatives Meet With Area Officials To Discuss Action On Replacement Of Chester Bridge

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Missouri state representatives Dale Wright and Rick Francis met with officials from their districts at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City on July 31 to meet with Missouri Department of Transportation director Patrick McKenna to discuss the economic impact of the aging Chester Bridge. Among those attending were Sandra Cabot, tourism and economic development…

Board Of Equalization Upholds Assessor’s Value On Two Properties

By Editor | August 6, 2019

The Ste. Genevieve County Board of Equalization sustained property values as presented by Ste. Genevieve County Assessor Linda Wagner in both cases it heard on July 18. The board meets annually to mediate disputes between property owners and the Assessor’s Office. This year, Spire Missouri [formerly Missouri Natural Gas] and T-Mobile Central lodged the only…

FEMA Approves State’s Request To Provide Disaster Assistance To Affected Local Governments, Including Those In Ste. Gen. Co.

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Governor Mike Parson announced last week that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has agreed to the state’s request to provide federal assistance to local governments and non-profits in 68 counties recovering from flooding and severe storms between April 29 and July 5. The approval of Missouri’s July 16 request means FEMA will assist with…

Blunt Promotes Ste. Genevieve In Senate Floor Speech About Summer Activities In Missouri

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Senator Roy Blunt made a brief pitch for Missouri destinations for the “end-the-summer, family-travel season” on August 1 during his allotted time for comments on the floor of the U.S. Senate. His comments included mention of national parks in the state of Missouri and the newly-added Sainte Genevieve National Historical Park. He noted that some…

Heavenly Hair’s Plans To Relocate Earn Initial Approval From Planning And Zoning Commission

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Public Hearing On Pere Marquette Park Priorities Draws No Comments

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Although no members of the public showed up for a public hearing on July 22 to get input on potential capital improvements to Pere Marquette Park, the city of Ste. Genevieve Parks and Recreation Board did welcome a new member, change its monthly meeting date and time, and rehash some old business during its regular…

SGCMH Doctors Won’t Certify Patients For Medical Marijuana

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Patients seeking certification to use legal medical marijuana will not be able to obtain it at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH). After considerable research and discussion, SGCMH adopted a policy that none of the physicians in its employment will certify patients to use medical marijuana. The issue has been a hot one since Missouri…

Ste. Genevieve Woman Suffers Serious Injuries In Crash In St. Francois County

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Joanna R. Istre of Ste. Genevive suffered serious injuries in a single-vehicle accident on July 30 in St. Francois County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Istre, 45, was driving a 2004 Pontiac Vibe southbound on Berry Road just south of Silver Springs Road at around 5:30 p.m. when the accident…

SGCMH Shares Data From Successful Patient Outcomes

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH) personnel have had the opportunity to share some remarkable successes with a much wider audience. Dr. Erika Leung, a doctor of internal medicine and geriatrics who came to SGCMH in August of 2018, and Hirschell Parker, executive director of quality and risk management for SGCMH, have both made presentations…

Wendel’s Visit Key Step In Brochure, Website Development

By Editor | August 6, 2019

Roberta Wendel’s visit to Ste. Genevieve in May of this year marked a major step in the process of developing the National Park Service’s literature and website for the Sainte Genevieve National Historical Park. Wendel, interpretive media program manager for the National Park Service (NPS) in Omaha, Nebraska, spent three days in Ste. Genevieve as…