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Aldermen Look At Paving, Stormwater In Work Session

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD During a brief work session last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen agreed to expand Area 2 for stormwater review and also discussed street repaving. It was agreed that Area 2, which includes Rozier Subdivision, south, where water collects by Shuh and Sons Heating and Cooling, was the…

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TAC/TTC Opts To Create Tourism Task Force

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD A task force has been established to determine the best way to pursue and promote Ste. Genevieve tourism. At the quarterly joint Tourism Advisory Council (TAC) and Tourism Tax Commission (TTC) meeting Sept. 20, Laura Oliver and Nicole French, members of the tourism groups, Dena Kreitler, executive director of…

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County Commission Looks At Tourism

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com During last Thursday’s county commission meeting, the topic of tourism came up. First District Commissioner Karen Stuppy reported on the Tourism Advisory Council and Tourism Tax Commission’s joint meeting earlier that week, at which a task force was formed. She said that the tourism department has an $89,548 budget, with $45,000-50,000…

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Aldermen Approve FY 2023 City Budget

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve aldermen approved a fiscal year 2023 city budget without further discussion at last Thursday’s meeting. It calls for anticipated total revenues of $3,075,703 and expenditures of the General Fund of $3,299,717. The Transportation (Street) Department shows total revenues of $751,250 and expenditures of $1,179,635, while the Cemetery Fund shows…

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Commissioners Discuss 911 Funding, Roads

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com More discussion was held about funding 911 services during last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting. The combined St. Francois – Ste. Genevieve County 911 center is funded by a special tax on landline phones. This is becoming less and less of a revenue producer. Felix Meyer, county emergency management director,…

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COVID, Flu Cases Both Up In County

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Germans would call it die grippe zeit. As winter sets in, so does flu season. In Ste. Genevieve County, both flu cases and instances of the COVID-19 coronavirus have risen recently. “COVID numbers are rising and surpassing the Delta surge we experienced in August,” Jennifer Muller, executive director of…

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Only One Injury Reported As Five Tornados Hit Region

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Five tornadoes struck the region the night of Oct. 24, according to Weather Underground. One was reported in Black, Mo, two in Fredericktown and one that smashed through southern St. Francois County, then hit Coffman, St. Mary and Chester, Ill.  It was an EF3 that went 42.4 miles with…

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St. Mary Survivors Share Accounts Of Sudden Tornado Strike

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021 is a date that will be etched in Ste. Genevieve County’s history. The peaceful lives of residents in St. Mary and Coffman were shattered when EF-3 tornados crashed into the small towns, as well as hammering areas in Madison, St. Francois and Randolph (Ill.) counties.…

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Flieg Lays Out Long-Range Building Plan

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Dr. Julie Flieg, superintendent of Ste. Genevieve RE-II Schools, presented a long-range facility plan at the Oct. 19 board of education meeting. The 44-page report was put together by district communications director Bailey Otto. “This looks fantastic,” Flieg said. “She did a great job of looking at a variety of other…

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