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Attorney, Residents Address Commissioners About Sand Mine

By Editor | May 4, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Attorney Steve Jeffery and several concerned citizens who live near the proposed silica sand mine met with the Ste. Genevieve County Commission for nearly two hours of the commission’s regular meeting last Thursday. Jennifer Mueller, director of the county health department, and Bob Bach, president of the county health…

Business Bingo Game Offers Fun For Players, Businesses

By Editor | May 4, 2022

Ste Genevieve Local Business Bingo is a unique and fun way to stop around businesses in the area playing bingo. In order to mark a spot on a card the card holder takes a selfie in front of or inside a business listed on the front of the card for that month. Sharon Hasty, local…

Chamber Gala Gave Recognition To Those Who Have Served

By Editor | May 4, 2022

From staff reports During the 98th Annual Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Gala April 22, two long-time contributors to the community were honored – along with one recently deceased individual. FLIEG HONORED FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Dr. Julie Flieg, who will retire as superintendent of Ste. Genevieve R-II Schools after the 2022-23 school year, received the Chamber’s…

Sid Brooks To Be Honored At FB Hall

By Editor | May 4, 2022

From Staff Reports Ste. Genevieve native Sid Brooks will be among those honored at the National Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Oh., on Aug. 7. Brooks served as equipment manager for the San Diego Chargers, 1973-2000. That included the entire “Air Coryell” era (1978-1986) featuring Head Coach Don Coryell and quarterback Dan Fouts. Brooks…

Midnight police chase on I-55 by county deputies, 2 in custody

By Editor | May 4, 2022

POLICE PURSUIT: Wednesday morning just after midnight local time, several Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s deputies closed a high-speed police chase (approximately 30-minutes) on I-55 southbound from mile-marker 162 to 141 in the county. Spikes were deployed by the deputies and the vehicle ran over those spikes to eventually bring the chase to a halt. There…

Governor Appoints Kuehn Public Administrator

By Editor | April 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Missouri Governor Mike Parson named longtime county courthouse employee Amanda Kuehn to the vacant post of public administrator last week. The post had been vacant since Robin Naeger resigned in March. Kuehn is no stranger to the office. She worked under former Public Administrator Mary Jo Ramer for eight years before…

National Day Of Prayer

By Editor | April 27, 2022

Concerned citizens will gather in front of  Ste. Genevieve City Hall at 12:20 p.m., on May 5, to take part in National Day of Prayer (NDP). It is put on by the Ste. Genevieve American Family Association and Citizens for Life. That evening, at 7 p.m., another NDP gathering will be held at Bloomsdale Baptist…

Civil War Event April 30

By Editor | April 27, 2022

Ste. Genevieve County Library and the Ste. Genevieve Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp No. 326 will hold a Civil War event at the Ste. Genevieve County Community Center this Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be displays outside the Community Center where visitors can learn about…

Chamber Honors Flieg, McCarty, Common Grounds

By Editor | April 27, 2022

Last Friday night marked the Ste. Genevieve Chamber Of Commerce’s 98th Annual Gala, at the DuBourg Centre. Two figures long active in the community were honored, along with an innovative business establishment. Dr. Julie Flieg, superintendent of R-II Schools, received the Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been with the district since 1996. Jeff McCarty received…

Aldermen Look At Redistricting, Best Use Of ARPA Fund

By Editor | April 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Changes in population from the 2020 census has led to a need to redraw ward lines in the city of Ste. Genevieve. The board of aldermen tackled the redistricting issue during part of its April 14 work session. Currently, according to 2020 census data, Ward 1 has 1,016 people, Ward 2…

Commissioners Decide To Examine Low-Water Slabs

By Editor | April 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com During a short open meeting last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve County Commission discussed roadwork with Road and Bridge Foreman Scott Schmieder and cyber security with County Clerk Sue Wolk. They also met with a new insurance representative. Schmieder said that pipes had been reordered for Colony Church Road. The wrong size…

Heritage Comm. Approves Work On Antique Mall

By Editor | April 27, 2022

From Staff Reports Four requests for certificates of appropriateness were granted by 5-0 votes during the April 18 Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission meeting. Two of the requests involved one property, the old Kisco Boiler factory and future home of the Ste. Genevieve Antique Mall at 100 Market Street. Gretchen Roth and contractor Dean Bader spoke…

New R-II Board Tackles Several Issues

By Editor | April 27, 2022

From Staff Reports New Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education members Jamie Naeger Ballew and Joshua Gettinger were sworn in during a reorganizational board meeting on April 14. David Bova was elected by acclamation to continue as president, with Eric Basler vice president and Martha Resinger as Missouri School Board Association delegate. Then, during the…

Wix, Tourism Groups Review Gravel Classic; Exchange Ideas

By Editor | April 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com More than four times the original number of anticipated cyclists participating had Ste. Genevieve Tourism Director Jeff Wix proclaiming the inaugural StG Gravel Classic bike race April 9 a huge success. The first negative feedback about the event, however, came in after Wix had reported on it during the quarterly meeting…

Tourism Groups Examine New Rack Card, Direction

By Editor | April 27, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve’s new rack cards and the direction in which local tourism marketing should focus took up much of the combined Tourism Advisory Council (TAC) and Tourism Tax Commission (TTC)’s hour and a half quarterly meeting on April 19. Tourism Director Jeff Wix handed out copies of the colorful new card,…

Colony Church Road To be Partly Closed

By Editor | April 14, 2022

A section of Colony Church Road will be closed for culvert pipe replacement next week. The closure will begin 1.2 miles from Genevieve Church Road, beginning Monday and going through Wednesday (April 20).

Naeger Addresses Resignation; Auditor’s Office Is Investigating

By Editor | April 14, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Some two weeks after quietly resigning amidst rumors about investigations into her office, Robin Naeger, former Ste. Genevieve County public administrator, told the Herald she had wanted to get her side of the story out for some time. Naeger indicated that stress and health concerns led her to resign.…

Sides Forming On Proposed Silica Sand Mine

By Editor | April 14, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Sides are forming on the issue of NextGen Chemicals Private Limited putting in a 249-acre silica sand mining operation on US Highway 32. The discussion came up during last Thursday’s County Commission meeting. Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson had both Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representative and a supporter…

Bridge Engineer: Franklin Bridge Is Repairable

By Editor | April 14, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Things were not as dire as had been feared with the Franklin Bridge. Ed Hess, district bridge engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) inspected the aging bridge just outside of St Mary last Thursday, along with District Engineer Chris Crocker and Jarrod Jernigan. The MoDOT personnel had become alarmed…

Brush Fire Burns Near Twin Turret

By Editor | April 14, 2022

Firefighters from several departments responded to a brush fire that also threatened a structure and a vehicle  Sunday evening. The fire was on the grounds of Twin Turret Farm and Castle vacation home and rentals on Brushy Creek Road, south of Minnith. The firefighters made quick work of the fire, made dangerous by brisk winds.…

The Great Race

By Editor | April 14, 2022

More than 400 cyclists of varying skill levels took part in the first Ste. Genevieve Gravel Classic Saturday. They took 18-, 48-, and 68-mile courses. Most brought support teams with them. Ste. Genevieve native William Zoughaib, now living in Indianapolis, crossed the finish line as the 68-mile winner, finishing in just over 3 hours, 38…

Heavy Rains Do Considerable Damage To Roads

By Editor | April 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Scott Schmieder, road and bridge foreman, reported last Thursday that heavy rains earlier in the week had done considerable damage to county roads. He told county commissioners it would take “a couple of days” to get everything repaired so that crews could get back onto prepping Charter Church Road for paving.…

Commission Proceeds With Roof Project

By Editor | April 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com During last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting, the commissioners made decisions of a skid steer offer and a roofing bid and got some unwelcome news on a bridge. The commissioners voted to accept a proposal by Fabick Cat to replace the county’s malfunctioning Caterpillar skid steer, allowing $37,500 trade-in for…

Long Will Set Up Workforce Development Computer In Library

By Editor | April 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Individuals in Ste. Genevieve County who are seeking jobs or training needed to get jobs will soon be able to find a valuable tool close at hand. During last Thursday’s County Commission meeting, Shawn Long, executive director of the Ste. Genevieve County Library agreed to set up a computer with Workforce…

SGCMH Staff Reflects On Challenges Of 2020-21 Pandemic

By Editor | April 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD (Part 2 of a two-part series looking back at the two-year anniversary of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic) As winter melted into spring, more than flowers and leaves were on their way in March and early April 2020. The coronavirus COVID-19 was also on its way. “I guess…

Prop SG Passes; Ballew, Gettinger Make Board

By Editor | April 5, 2022

Jamie Naeger Ballew and Joshua Gettinger won out in a field of six candidates for two Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education positions tonight. Meanwhile, the $20 million Prop SG passed overwhelmingly. Ballew received 1,300 votes, or 28.1% , while Gettinger got 1,069 votes (23.1%), to earn positions, replacing the outgoing Terry McDaniel and Richard…

Waterline Costs Concern City

By Editor | March 30, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Two major street paving projects got the go-ahead from the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen last Thursday night. A third project, however, caused some concern. The board voted unanimously to allow the mayor to enter into agreements with contractors for all three. One was a $190,705 agreement with Vern…

Truck Hits School Bus

By Editor | March 30, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Damage was done to a Fallert Bus Company school bus on March 22, when a tractor-trailer rig hit its left side at Interstate 55 and Highway 32. No one was injured. One Ste. Genevieve R-II student was on the bus at the time, which was being driven by Noelani…

OK With Fabick Skid Steer Offer

By Editor | March 30, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD After visiting with Craig Harris of Fabick Cat last Thursday, Ste. Genevieve County commissioners were satisfied with the proposed resolution to their skid steer problem. The commissioners and Road and Bridge Foreman Scott Schmieder had long bemoaned the trouble they had with a Caterpillar skid steer they had gotten…

City Looks Into Old Handicapped Spaces

By Editor | March 30, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Several handicapped parking spaces created by the city of Ste. Genevieve for individuals now sit unused, while drivers struggle to find parking spaces. The reason is that these individuals have either died or moved elsewhere, leaving neighbors and new residents stuck with the limited-access parking spots. The subject came…