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Commissioners Discuss Concerns With Medical Marijuana Law

By Editor | January 22, 2019

How the legalization of medical marijuana in Missouri may affect the county led to some discussion at the County Commission meeting last Thursday. The commissioners, along with Sheriff Gary Stolzer and health department administrator Sandra Bell, have been concerned over the vagueness of the November 2018 Amendment 2, also called “The New Approach” measure, and…

April 2 Ballot Takes Shape After Late Filings, Withdrawal

By Editor | January 22, 2019

The last days of the filing period for the April 2 Municipal Election in Ste. Genevieve County saw two challengers file for one aldermanic seat in the city of Ste. Genevieve and another turn into a three-person race. Meanwhile, Ste. Genevieve Ward 1 Alderman John Mooney, who anticipates moving from the city, withdrew from the…

Concrete Sections Put In Place For Minnith Bridge

By Editor | January 22, 2019

Seven Candidates Seeking Five Seats On County’s Extension Council

By Editor | January 15, 2019

Digital Sign Proposed For Highway 61 Denied After Citizens Speak Out

By Editor | January 15, 2019

A large crowd watched the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen debate two issues during public hearings early in their 2 1/2-hour meeting last Thursday. The board voted 6-1 to deny allowing Robinson Outdoors LLC to erect a V-shaped double-sided LED digital billboard on 716 Ste. Genevieve Drive. It voted 6-1 in favor of allowing Kassie…

Bloomsdale Aldermen Consider Hiring A City Attorney, Discuss Attorney’s Fees For TIF Project

By Editor | January 15, 2019

Hiring a new city attorney and dealing with a bill from attorney Mark Spykerman were the main topics of the January 8 Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen meeting, once trash collection discussions were complete. The city has been without an attorney since Frank Elpers died in January of 2018. City clerk Lynnette Randoll said she received…

Trash Service Representatives Offer Differing Views On City Of Bloomsdale’s Options

By Editor | January 15, 2019

About 40 minutes of Bloomsdale’s one-hour, 15-minute Board of Aldermen meeting on January 8 was spent on discussion of trash disposal and recycling options. Jordan Tatum of Republic Services and Kenny Chiarelli, owner of Freedom Waste Resource Hauling in Farmington, accepted invitations to discuss services with the board. The city had been interested for several…

County Health Dept. Board Approves 2019 Budget With $2 Per Hour Raise For Employees

By Editor | January 15, 2019

With two new members aboard, the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department board approved the 2019 budget in a special meeting last Thursday, pending some adjustments to be made after the meeting. The meeting was the first official one for Jeanette Wood, who was appointed last month by the County Commission to succeed Susie Bach, and…

County’s New Drug Dog Visits Courthouse

By Editor | January 15, 2019

TAP Grant Will Go Somewhere In County’s 2019 Budget

By Editor | January 15, 2019

Where to put the $300,000 or so the county expects to receive through a Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant for a pedestrian walkway over Progress Parkway in the 2019 budget was a matter of much discussion during last Thursday’s County Commission meeting. The county was approved for the 75-25 matching grant, although Arlene Dorris of…

Two Men From Cape Girardeau Injured In Accident On I-55 In County

By Editor | January 15, 2019

Two Cape Girardeau men were injured in a single-vehicle accident at mile marker 164.8 on Interstate 55 on January 12, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 6:48 a.m. Ju Yan, 19, of Cape Girardeau, was driving a 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee northbound when the vehicle traveled…

French Village Man Injured In Crash On Interstate 44

By Editor | January 15, 2019

A French Village man suffered serious injuries on January 6 in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 44 in Crawford County, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. James W. Looman, 40, of French Village, was driving a 2002 Chevrolet Tracker westbound at mile marker 210.8 at around 5:40 p.m. when the accident…

Election Filings Winding Down; Four Vying For Two County Health Board Spots

By Editor | January 15, 2019

The filing deadline for candidates for the April 2 ballot was to close on Tuesday, January 15, after the Herald went to press for this week’s edition. Last week brought two additional filings for the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department board, which means — at least as of Friday — four candidates were seeking two…

City Of Ste. Genevieve Residents Concerned About Higher Taxes

By Editor | January 15, 2019

In addition to discussions about increasing police department funding, debates over city tax rates were part of the public comment section of the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen meeting last Thursday. During the public comments, Micah Rousey, Kenny Schweiss and Carl Wehner all spoke against an increase in sales tax — which was taken up…

Battle Against Chronic Wasting Disease In County Continues

By Editor | January 15, 2019

City Of Ste. Genevieve Will Seek Property Tax Increase For Public Safety

By Editor | January 15, 2019

After extensive debate, the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen voted to put a property tax increase of $0.2684 per $100 of assessed valuation on the April 2 ballot. The increase would go to improving public safety through increasing police department salaries. The debate over whether the property tax increase, a 1/2-cent sales tax increase or…

St. Mary Property Owner Wants To Rent Sheds

By Editor | January 15, 2019

Sales Tax Increase Will Be On April Ballot In St. Mary

By Editor | January 15, 2019

The St. Mary Board of Aldermen doesn’t want to make its citizens pay more for any services, but it will have the voters decide on a sales tax increase of one-half cent on the April 2 ballot. The board last Thursday voted unanimously to put the sales tax increase on the ballot, not long after…

New Filings Add To Contested Races

By Editor | January 11, 2019

Jim Brumfield and Brad Korn this week filed for the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, creating a four-way race for two seats on the board. Robert Kavaliauskas and Jeanette Wood had earlier filed for the two four-year terms, which are no held by Wood and Lisa Jokerst. Wood was appointed last month by the County…

Giesler, R-II Board Of Education Sign Separation Agreement

By Editor | January 9, 2019

The Ste. Genevieve R-II School District will pay Elizabeth Giesler for the 2018-19 school year in an agreement that secured her resignation, effective June 15, 2019. The agreement was signed by Giesler and R-II Board of Education president Martha Resinger on November 30, at which time Giesler submitted her resignation. The resignation was accepted during…

Pedestrian Bridge Coming But Not As Soon As Hoped

By Editor | January 9, 2019

Hopes of seeing a pedestrian bridge spanning Progress Parkway by the time the Ste. Genevieve County Family Aquatic Center opens in May were dashed at last Thursday’s County Commission meeting. The commission had been notified by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) in December that the county was approved for a Transportation Alternative Project (TAP)…

County Commission Approves Budget Adjustments To Complete 2018 Fiscal Year

By Editor | January 9, 2019

The Ste. Genevieve County Commission approved three amendments to the 2018 budget at its last meeting of the year on December 31. All had to do with the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office. Since the department paid an increased amount on its loan for the jail expansion project of a few years back, the expenditures…

Wright Gets Input From County Commission Before Taking Seat In State House

By Editor | January 9, 2019

Woman Suffers Minor Injuries In Crash On Y

By Editor | January 9, 2019

An Arnold woman was injured in a single-vehicle accident on Route Y in Ste. Genevieve County in the early hours of January 6, according to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The accident took place around 12:20 a.m. on Route Y west of Jackson School Road. Daniel J. Chilton, 41, of Ste. Genevieve…

Pruitt Found Guilty Of Possession, Illegal Parking In Jury Trial

By Editor | January 9, 2019

Hassler Looks Ahead To Projects That Will Be Completed In 2019

By Editor | January 9, 2019

Kavaliauskas, Kinsky File For Health Board

By Editor | January 9, 2019

Robert Kavaliauskas and Carl Kinsky have filed for seats on the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department board since the first of the year, meaning any additional filings will result in a contested election for the board. There are three seats open — two four-year terms and the remaining two years of the term that came…

In-Home Hair Salon On Westwood, Digital Sign On Highway 61 Receive OK From Planning & Zoning

By Editor | January 9, 2019

In addition to denying Michael and Jenna Mills’ request to install a digital LED sign on Washington Street, the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission approved two other special use permits at its meeting last Thursday. The commission approved a six-month permit for Kassie and Aaron Wolk to operate an in-home hair salon at 1045…

Ste. Genevieve Planning & Zoning Commission Nixes Plan To Move LED Sign To Downtown

By Editor | January 9, 2019