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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