Area Breaking News

Bader, Wyatt Tie In St. Mary Mayoral Race

The race for mayor in the city of St. Mary ended in a tie Tuesday [June 2]. Incumbent Gloria Bader and former mayor Carl Wyatt each garnered 37 votes in a three-person race. Former alderman Paul Franklin received nine votes. County Clerk Sue Wolk said on Tuesday night that she would recount the votes on…

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Clearing A Tree Off Main Street

Ste. Genevieve city workers last Wednesday removed a tree that had fallen in the yard at Dr. Hertich’s House and was spread across North Main Street between Merchant and Jefferson. Wet ground likely contributed to the tree falling over. (Photo by TOBY CARRIG/Herald staff)

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Pickle Springs Parking Presents Problem On Dorlac Road

Parking on Dorlac Road near the Pickle Springs Conservation area took up a good portion of the Ste. Genevieve County Commission’s abbreviated meeting on May 26. The regular Monday meeting did not take place due to the Memorial Day holiday, but the commissioners met for about two hours the next day to address a few…

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Start Your Engines: Kart, Lawnmower Races Start This Weekend

The Ste. Genevieve County Race Series will kick off its 2020 season this Saturday night. The series takes place at the Ste. Genevieve County Fairgrounds with events every other weekend. The series had been scheduled to start earlier this year but was delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Racing dates are set for June 20, July…

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Chamber Of Commerce Announces Cancellation Of Gala, Fourth Of July Event; Postponement Of Concerts

The Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce last week announced cancellations and schedule changes related to precautions for the coronavirus pandemic. With social distancing and prohibitions on large public gatherings, the chamber already had delayed its annual Gala, where it presents various awards to local businesses and community leaders. Last week, in the chamber’s newsletter, director…

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Boyer, Hatfield Earn Top Academic Honors

Ste. Genevieve High School recently announced the Class of 2020 valedictorian, Christian Boyer, and salutatorian, Koby Hatfield. During high school, Boyer earned A honor roll every semester and a spot in the top 10 percent each year. He also won numerous class awards, including two for French and one for English. He also was chosen…

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Ste. Genevieve Elementary School Library Receives Annual Donation From Webbs

Robert and Peggy Webb have made generous donations to the Ste. Genevieve Elementary School’s library over the past few years. Those donations have funded new book purchases for the students. This year, the Webbs’ donation will go toward replacing some of those best-loved children’s books, including sets by award-winning authors. The library is named the…

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