Area Breaking News

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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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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Sudden Storm Rocks City

By Mark Evans Ste. Genevieve Herald Ste. Genevieve was rocked by a sudden storm about 2 p.m., last Thursday. County emergency management director Felix Meyer said he had been told it was a microburst, which is defined as is a localized column of sinking air (downdraft) within a thunderstorm and is usually less than or…

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National Park Could Be Established By October

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park may officially be established by October. Chris Collins, park superintendent, reported at the end of a joint Tourism Advisory Council [TAC] and Tourism Tax Commission [TTC] meeting on July 21 and shared some optimistic news. Collins said there were just “a few things to…

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Both Schools Look Into 2020-21 School Year

By ERIC VICCARO STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve R-II School District’s Board of Education met on July 21 in the high school commons, its first in-person gathering in four months. The board convened to discuss whether to have in-person, on-campus instruction for the Fall 2020 semester or not – with COVID-19 (coronavirus) still playing a…

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County To Order State-Of-The Art Devices To Record Temperature, Other Information

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve County  is going high-tech. The County Commission voted last Thursday to buy several GFI Digital temperature verification kiosks. The devices will do more than quickly take individuals’ temperature. They also use facial recognition software. This, combined with a n new policy of making all courthouse visitors sign…

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