Fair Gets High Marks, Despite Some Uncooperative Weather

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Although storms delayed the demolition derby on Saturday and wiped out much of the scheduled Sunday activities, the 2021 Ste. Genevieve County Fair was considered a ringing success. Huge crowds attended, enjoying the cloud cover and breeze that later led to the rain showers. An estimated 9,000 people attended…

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Meetings Get Input On Bike, Walk Trails

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Federal community planners spent Saturday listening to feedback from Ste. Genevieve residents regarding future bike and walking trail use in downtown. Recently, the National Park Service (NPS) established Ste. Genevieve’s downtown as a historical park – which includes the Welcome Center and several other buildings. “The first step is always…

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Missouri Bicentennial Display Here

By MARK EVANS [email protected] Mike Sweeney, Bicentennial coordinator for the state of Missouri, set up Bicentennial photo exhibits, along with two other Missouri State Historical Society employees, at the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center last Thursday. Mary Elise Okenfuss of the Welcome Center explained that the exhibit was originally supposed to arrive in February, but was…

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Meetings Get Input On Bike, Walk Trails

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Federal community planners spent Saturday listening to feedback from Ste. Genevieve residents regarding future bike and walking trail use in downtown. Recently, the National Park Service (NPS) established Ste. Genevieve’s downtown as a historical park – which includes the Welcome Center and several other buildings. “The first step is always…

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Special Road District A Considers Overlays

By MARK EVANS [email protected] Whether to tackle any further road overlays this year was tabled until August during the Special Road District A board meeting on July 13. The board had come up with a potential list at an earlier meeting, which had included sections of Joggerst Road and Quarrytown Road, according to road foreman…

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Spreading Good Will On A Pair Of Skates

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD A figure of joy, energy and peace, Sidney Strzelczyk is frequently seen roller skating around the historic district, dressed in bright colors and quick to share a smile with anyone she meets. “I’m trying to bring joy to people,” she said. “Everyone says they love to see me skating.”…

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77th County Fair

Big Wheels demo derby contestants have at it. Above, encouragement is shouted during the turtle races. Amelia Wibbenmeyer does the keg toss. Below, fans watch the start of the full-sized cars demo derby. The best in show winner for paintings was one of many static exhibits. Finally, one of the truck pull competitors takes off.…

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Trixie Delight Is Next Band On Tap After Stone In Love Rocks Orris

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD The versitile St.Louis cover band Trixie Delight will be the next to last highlighter of the 2021 Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Summer Music Series at the Orris. The group covers his from the 1970s, into the 21st century, with Kelly Wild as lead vocalist and verstile Clint Wilson…

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