Area Breaking News

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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Hwy 32 One-Lane, 55 to C

U.S. Route 32 in Ste. Genevieve County will be reduced to one lane with a 12-foot width restriction as Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform pavement repairs. This section of roadway is located between I-55 at mile marker 150 and Route C near Weingarten, Missouri. Weather permitting, work will begin Tuesday, July 20 through Tuesday,…

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No COVID Cases Again, But Immunization Rate Has Hit Ceiling

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD While Ste. Genevieve County COVID-19 cases have bottomed out, the number of residents getting the caronavirus vaccine has hit a ceiling. Jennifer Mueller, director of the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, reported that the rate of residents who have initiated the vaccine process is 34.4%, while just 31.4% have…

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Aldermen Give OK To Zoning Change

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] The Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen conducted three public hearings during its regular meeting this past Thursday. There wasn’t much fanfare with any of them – all lasting roughly one minute apiece. Elected officials by a 5-0 vote approved a zone change from I-1 light industrial district to a C-1…

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Christmas In July? Rolfe Already Planning Festival

By MARK EVANS [email protected] During the long, dark pandemic year of 2020, only one of Ste. Genevieve’s full annual festivals got off the ground. The annual Ste. Genevieve Holiday Christmas Festival enjoyed its 36th year, with only a few caronavirus restrictions. No candy was thrown during the parade. Instead, wrapped candy and McDonald’s gift cards…

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