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County Man Faces Felony Charges From Alleged Domestic Assault

By Editor | February 26, 2019

Boating Enthusiast Shares Vision For Marina With County Commission

By Editor | February 26, 2019

More than one visitor  came in to express support for the idea of revamping the former Marina de Gabouri as a boat dock during last Thursday’s County Commission meeting. Mike and Jodi Uding said they had read Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson’s comments on the marina’s tourism potential in the Ste. Genevieve Herald and wanted to…

Bill Expanding Acquisition Ability Passes Senate, Sent To House Of Representatives

By Editor | February 20, 2019

Bloomsdale Aldermen Hire Wegmann Law Firm, Table Animal Rescue Proposal

By Editor | February 20, 2019

The Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen passed a resolution during its February 12 meeting naming Wegmann Law Firm as city attorney. The board also tabled a request by Dr. Tracey Anheuser for help in finding a building to use for housing rescue animals. City clerk Lynnette Randoll reported that Anheuser, of Fourche Valley Rescue, is seeking…

St. Mary Aldermen Continue To Gather Information For Budget Decisions

By Editor | February 20, 2019

Brian Helms, president of the St. Mary Board of Aldermen, said last week he’s trying to get a handle on all of the city’s revenue streams and expenses. Carl Wyatt, the city’s former mayor, said Helms was heading into dangerous territory in asking questions about the expenses related to city collections on water and sewer…

French Village Man Injured In Accident On Highway 67

By Editor | February 20, 2019

A French Village man suffered minor injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Highway 67 in Jefferson County on February 16, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 6:44 p.m. Ronald R. Birkenmeier, 54, of French Village, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Impala southbound on Highway 67 near…

Special Road District A Plans To Pave Industrial River, Roth Quarry Roads

By Editor | February 20, 2019

Overlaying a section of Industrial River Road and paving the remainder of Roth Quarry Road will be Special Road District A’s top priority as spring draws near. Two residents of Roth Quarry Road had stopped by prior to the February 12 meeting of the Special Road District A board to request the paving. When the…

Implementation Of Medical Marijuana Law Raises Concerns For County Commission

By Editor | February 20, 2019

Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment passed by Missouri voters that allows doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients with epilepsy, cancer, glaucoma, chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Parkinson’s, continues to make area leaders ponder future actions. Ste. Genevieve County commissioners discussed the issue last Thursday, again expressing frustration that more forethought had not…

Local Leaders Applaud Colonial Dames’ Decision

By Editor | February 20, 2019

Budget Work Session Will Take Place Before March 14 Board Of Aldermen Meeting

By Editor | February 20, 2019

A work session to deal with budget issues will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, prior to that evening’s regular meeting of the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen. Outgoing Ward 4 Alderman Randy Ruzicka had suggested such work sessions be held this spring at the January 28 meeting. Some discussion ensued about…

Buddy’s Place LED Sign Was Topic Again For Ste. Genevieve Aldermen

By Editor | February 20, 2019

Despite Recent Run Of Wet Weather, Water Park Construction Still On Pace For Late May

By Editor | February 20, 2019

St. Mary Aldermen Want To Be Clear On UTV Use In City

By Editor | February 20, 2019

With two recent attempts to allow utility vehicles (UTVs) on city streets shot down by the city of St. Mary Board of Aldermen, the aldermen now are exploring a proposal to prohibit the use of UTVs on city streets. Board president Brian Helms said the board wanted to pass a measure that would clarify the…

Lodging Tax Collections For 2018 About on Average With Last 10 Years

By Editor | February 12, 2019

The city of Ste. Genevieve’s lodging tax receipts for calendar year 2018 came in a little below the recent average. Collections on the 2-percent tax from hotels, bed-and-breakfasts and other lodging establishments for 2018 totaled $23,230. Including 2018, the average for annual collections since calendar year 2008 is $23,262. Fluctuations in the annual totals have…

Senator Blunt Expresses Support For Bill That Would Amend Ste. Genevieve Park Legislation

By Editor | February 12, 2019

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri continued to show his support for federal legislation that would affect the Sainte Genevieve National Historical Park. Blunt on February 5 spoke on Senate floor in support of the Natural Resources Management Act (Senate Bill 47). The legislation includes provisions to enhance the visitor experience at the Harry S…

Wet Weather Brings Delay To Culvert Pipe Installation

By Editor | February 12, 2019

Rainy weather much of the week and storms last Thursday morning kept the Ste. Genevieve County road and bridge department from getting culvert pipes installed, but the bad weather did no real damage to roads. Road and bridge foreman Scott Schmieder said last Thursday that the county had gotten off lucky, considering the snow, rain…

R-II School District Again Has Perfect APR Score

By Editor | February 12, 2019

Colonial Dames Propose Deal With National Park Service: Donation Of Five Historic Homes, Sale Of Centre For French Colonial Life

By Editor | February 12, 2019

Roth Suggests More Lighting For Pere Marquette Park For Sledders, Other Activities

By Editor | February 6, 2019

County Road Crews Install Frames At Recycling Center To Prevent Damage

By Editor | February 5, 2019

Members of Ste. Genevieve County’s road and bridge department spent some of last week working at the Ste. Genevieve County Recycling Center. Second District County Commissioner Joe Gettinger reported during last Thursday’s County Commission meeting that work was being done to protect the building’s walls where pallets were stacked. The walls have been damaged over…

County Officials Consider Steps To Make Courthouse More Secure

By Editor | February 5, 2019

With violence increasing around the world, keeping courthouse workers and officials safe is becoming more of a concern. Last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve County Commission reviewed a proposal from Hutson Glass of Crystal City to provide safety measures for the circuit court and discussed overall courthouse safety with Circuit Clerk Julie Bova, Collector Claudia Stuppy…

List Of Potential State Bicentennial Activities Presented To Tourism Council For 2021

By Editor | February 5, 2019

Planning for Missouri’s bicentennial celebration in 2021 took up a good portion of  the January 29 Tourism Advisory Council  meeting. City of Ste. Genevieve tourism director Sandra Cabot distributed a list of possible local activities for the bicentennial. It included projects such as adding bicentennial benches; burying a time capsule; planting bicentennial trees; having a…

Billboards Again May Be Considered As Way To Market Ste. Genevieve For Tourism

By Editor | February 5, 2019

Advertising Plan For St. Louis County Papers To Be Finalized Next Month

By Editor | January 29, 2019

Returning to one of its favorite advertising mediums, the city of Ste. Genevieve’s Tourism Tax Commission (TTC) agreed on January 22 to consider placing full-page advertorials in the spring day-trip special sections of the Webster-Kirkwood Times and the South County Times. The commission will try to interest local businesses in taking individual ads on the…

National Park Acquisition Amendment Included In Recently Introduced Senate Bill

By Editor | January 29, 2019

The U.S. Senate bill introduced last year that would allow the National Park Service (NPS) to acquire a structure in Ste. Genevieve that is not necessarily historic has been incorporated into a larger bill proposed earlier this month. Senate Bill 47, called the Natural Resources Management Act, was introduced on January 8 by U.S. Senator…

Meeting Provides Starting Point For St. Mary Aldermen In Getting Arms Around Budget

By Editor | January 29, 2019

The St. Mary Board of Aldermen last Thursday reviewed some numbers related to the budgets of the water and sewer department in a meeting that served as the starting point for the board to get some ideas how to balance the city’s budget. The board will continue the discussion with a work session following its…

Ste. Gen. County Woman Suffers Moderate Injuries In Crash Jan. 25 On Route O

By Editor | January 29, 2019

A Ste. Genevieve woman suffered moderate injuries in a single-vehicle accident on January 25 on Route O in Ste. Genevieve County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident occurred around 2:02 p.m. Krystal M. Ballard, 36, of Ste. Genevieve, was driving a 2015 Ford Expedition northbound on Route O in…

Ste. Genevieve County Man Suffers Serious Injuries When SUV Strikes UTV On Route B

By Editor | January 29, 2019

A Ste. Genevieve County man suffered serious injuries in a two-vehicle accident on Route B south of Highway 32 in Ste. Genevieve County on January 20, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 11:22 a.m. Stephanie R. Finley, 27, of Perryville, was driving a 2015 Dodge Journey…

Smith & Company Hired For Engineering Of Progress Parkway Pedestrian Bridge

By Editor | January 29, 2019

 After giving Smith & Company Engineering of Poplar Bluff good marks in an LPA [local public agency] consultant evaluation for the Jackson School Road bridge project, the Ste. Genevieve County Commission voted last Thursday to sign a similar contract with the firm to oversee the pedestrian bridge project over Progress Parkway. The vote to enter…

Decrease In Traffic, Mechanical Issues Result In Tough Month For Ste. Genevieve-Modoc Ferry

By Editor | January 29, 2019

Mechanical issues and a decrease in customers led to a $17,610 net loss for the Ste. Genevieve-Modoc Ferry in December. Ron Inman, chair of the New Bourbon Regional Port Authority board, said that it “wasn’t very good at all” during his ferry report at the board’s monthly meeting on January 23. “We had a steering…