Bova, Diesel Emerge As R-II Election Winners

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com David Bova and Geri Diesel emerged from a field of four active candidates to win the Ste. Genevieve R-II School Board race April 6. Bova, school board president, retained his position with 617 votes (29.8%), while Diesel received 547 votes (26.4%). The third-highest total was Jamie Naeger Ballew’s 465 votes (22.4%).…

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Johnson Nips Dobbs, 50-44 In Ward 1 Race

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com The one municipal election being contested in the county was a close one. In the Ste. Genevieve Ward 1 aldermanic race, incumbent Susie Johnson nipped challenger Amie Dobbs, 50-44, or 53.2% to 46.8%. Michael “Buck” Jokerst was unopposed for reelection in Ward 2, as were Mike Raney in Ward 3 and…

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Ste. Genevieve Aldermen Approve Hwy. 32 Annexation

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen conducted a public hearing on Thursday evening to discuss a possible annexation. The public hearing didn’t have much drama, lasting less than one minute with no questions asked. Ste. Genevieve Mayor Paul Hassler called the annexation “a slam dunk” move after the meeting –…

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Water, Sewer Rates To Rise In St. Mary

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Despite some objections from residents attending last Thursday’s meeting, the St. Mary Board of Aldermen unanimously passed two ordinances, setting new water and wastewater rates for the city. The water rate increased by 3% and the sewer rate by 8%. These reflected increases in the fees the providers are charging the…

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County Orders Third Western Star Dump Truck

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve County will be using its third Western Star dump truck by this fall. The County Commission voted to accept the $70,802 bid from Viking-Cives of Morley, Missouri for the bed and spreader bed, while the truck, itself, a 2022 model, will come through TAG Truck Sales. The truck itself…

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City Of Ste. Genevieve Requests Water/Sewer Bids

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Roughly a decade ago, Alliance Water Resources signed a 10-year contract to provide water- and sewer-related services to the city of Ste. Genevieve. In many ways, Alliance has resurrected what was once considered a failing water and sewer system. However, that hasn’t precluded the city from possibly going in a…

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Lawrenceton Cutoff Project Needs To Be Done

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson stressed to road and bridge foreman Scott Schmieder that the entire Lawrenceton Cutoff Road project needs to be started and completed before asphalt prices start rising. While he doesn’t expect problems getting the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) permit to do the intersection of Highway Y and…

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Eileen June Drey

Eileen June Drey, age 84, of French Village, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at her daughter’s residence.  She was born on Wednesday, June 10, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Eileen was a master quilter and gardener.  She loved all types of flowers.          She was preceded in death by her parents, Jeff…

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Marita E. Viox

Marita E. Viox, 95 years old, of Sainte Genevieve, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at Ste. Genevieve Care Center in Sainte Genevieve, MO. She was born April 4, 1926 in Bloomsdale, MO. She is survived by Daughter, Cynthia “Cindy” English of Waynesville, MO; Son, Kevin (Stephanie) Viox of Bloomsdale, MO; Sister, Rose Marie Vandaventer of…

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Barbara Ann Billington

Barbara Ann Billington, 85 years old, of rural Ste. Genevieve County died Sunday, April 11 at the Arbors in Ste. Geneveive, MO. She was born Wednesday, September 25, 1935 in Kaskaskia, IL the daughter of Bernard Cassoutt and Ella Mae (Wilkerson) Cassoutt . She was the beloved wife of Patrick Billington. They married on February…

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