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Aldermen Look At Paving, Stormwater In Work Session

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD During a brief work session last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen agreed to expand Area 2 for stormwater review and also discussed street repaving. It was agreed that Area 2, which includes Rozier Subdivision, south, where water collects by Shuh and Sons Heating and Cooling, was the…

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TAC/TTC Opts To Create Tourism Task Force

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD A task force has been established to determine the best way to pursue and promote Ste. Genevieve tourism. At the quarterly joint Tourism Advisory Council (TAC) and Tourism Tax Commission (TTC) meeting Sept. 20, Laura Oliver and Nicole French, members of the tourism groups, Dena Kreitler, executive director of…

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Waterpark Enjoys Big Year

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com After encountering bad luck in its early days, River Rapids Waterpark has come into its own. Construction delays allowed the park to only get in 38 days after its opening in the summer of 2019. It clearly showed promise, averaging 770 visitors per day. Next, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and the…

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County Commission Looks At Tourism

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com During last Thursday’s county commission meeting, the topic of tourism came up. First District Commissioner Karen Stuppy reported on the Tourism Advisory Council and Tourism Tax Commission’s joint meeting earlier that week, at which a task force was formed. She said that the tourism department has an $89,548 budget, with $45,000-50,000…

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Aldermen Approve FY 2023 City Budget

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve aldermen approved a fiscal year 2023 city budget without further discussion at last Thursday’s meeting. It calls for anticipated total revenues of $3,075,703 and expenditures of the General Fund of $3,299,717. The Transportation (Street) Department shows total revenues of $751,250 and expenditures of $1,179,635, while the Cemetery Fund shows…

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Sons Of Union Veterans Educate And Entertain

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com No doubt visitors to Ste. Genevieve are charmed by the dramatic reenactments of Civil War incidents and by the Sons of Union Veterans’ fired volleys. Entertaining tourists, however, is not at the heart of the Civil War organization. Rather, keeping the memory of the War Between the States alive and educating…

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Camp Also Honors The Fallen

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Honoring the fallen is also important to members of the J. Felix St. James Camp # 326, Sons of Union Veterans (SUV). For instance, they do a memorial for their namesake, Lt. Col. J. Felix St. James on the anniversary of either his death date (April 8) or his burial date…

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Rita M. (Schwent) Zerwig

Rita M. (Schwent) Zerwig, 93 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Monday, September 19, 2022 at Ste. Genevieve Care Center in Ste. Genevieve, MO. She was born June 11, 1929 in Lawrenceton, MO and was married to Carl Zerwig on October 28, 1950. She is survived by Son, William “Bill” (Geri) Zerwig of Sainte…

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Anna M. Paschal

Anna M. Paschal, 98 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, MO, died Saturday, September 24, 2022 at Ste. Genevieve Care Center in Ste. Genevieve, MO. She was born January 1, 1924 in Glen, Nebraska ad was married to Casimier “Bob” Robert Paschal. She is survived by Son, Mike (Barb) Abney of Saint Charles, MO; Daughter, Sharon…

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