Election Results

Republican Randy Ruzicka will face Democrat Tony Ritter in November in the race for the Second District Ste. Genevieve County Commissioner race. Ritter beat Micah Rousey 467 to 229 (67.1 percent to 39.9 percent) in final, uncertified voting. Ruzicka, who trailed Republican opponent Don Kuehn earlier in the evening, rallied to beat him in a…

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Absentee Results

Absentee ballots tonight showed 166 Democratic ballots filled out, compared[to 134 Republican ballots. In the District 116 State Representative race, incumbent Dale Wright had 63 votes (55.75%) to 50 for challenger Bryant Wolfin (44.25%) in absentee ballots. Meanwhile, Don Kuehn held a 41-33 (55.41 to 44.59%) edge over Randy Ruzicka in the Republican Second District…

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Pautler Is New CEO At SGCMH

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital has announced Dr. Steve Pautler as its new CEO. In making the appointment, Rodney Scherer, SGCMH Board President, said Pautler brings to the table a diverse background in healthcare, including Critical Access Hospital experience. “Steve’s leadership style mirrors the direction that SGCMH has been working to achieve,” said Scherer. “Steve…

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Debate Heats Up As Board Looks At Employee Pay Rates

By Eric X. Viccaro Ste. Genevieve Herald A special Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen work session on July 23 turned contested when discussions centered on employee salaries. Several city alderpeople expressed concerns over how low certain hourly wages were during the session – as the leaders began hammering out details regarding the Fiscal Year [FY]…

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Progress Parkway Crosswalk Project May Finally Be Ready For Approval

By Mark Evans Ste. Genevieve Herald Why did the chicken cross the road? Because some two years of red tape had finally been cleared, allowing it to do so. For about two years the Ste. Genevieve County Commission tried to find a safe way for patrons to cross Progress Parkway between the Ste. Genevieve County…

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Ste. Genevieve Is A Runner’s Paradise

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald Face it. Ste. Genevieve County is a remarkable runner’s paradise. Look at all the cross country championship placards adorning the wall inside Peggy J. Johnson Gymnasium at Ste. Genevieve High School. See all the hard work that’s going into the cross country program at Valle Catholic, under head…

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Riverdogs 14-Under Finish With Bang

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald The Ste. Genevieve Riverdogs 14-under baseball team recently capped the summer 2020 season in grand style. The Riverdogs clipped the St. Clair (Ill.) Stars 4-3 in the championship game of a tournament at Pacific – striking out the side in the fateful seventh inning to give them the…

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SG, Valle Open At Home

By ERIC X. VICCARO Ste. Genevieve Herald The Ste. Genevieve High School football team has a new opening week opponent for the hopeful 2020 season. Meanwhile, Valle Catholic’s football schedule may be changing on the fly thanks to concerns over COVID-19 (coronavirus). Both Valle Catholic and Ste. Genevieve are coming off successful seasons. The Warriors…

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Missouri S&T’s Reed Honored

The United States Marine Corps and American Volleyball Coaches Association announced on July 20 that Missouri S&T would be given an academic award. One of the members of the Missouri S&T roster is Ste. Genevieve’s Avery Reed, a junior outside hitter. This marks the 11th consecutive year the Miners have earned this award. In order…

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Disc Golf Tourney Aug. 23

Excitement Disc Golf will present the Pere Marquette Open on Sunday, Aug. 23 at Marquette Park in Ste. Genevieve. This is a Professional Disc Golfers Association (PDGA) “C” Tier event.  Pre-registration is required, with check-in from 8-8:45 a.m., with tee-off time set for 9 a.m. There will be two rounds of play. Social distancing is…

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