Business

Elpers, Ability NetworkMark 30 Years

A Ste. Genevieve company is making it possible for over 2,000 children and adults with developmental disabilities across Missouri to receive a variety of needed services. That company is Ability Network, Inc., which has a small administrative office across from Sirros on Merchant Street. Ability Network is the largest and oldest contracting agency for Missouri…

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Farmers Market Open For 2020 Season

The Ste. Genevieve Farmers Market officially opened this past weekend and is open each Saturday morning at the Knights of Columbus pavilion. The market has a variety of spring vegetables, canned goods, baked goods, herbs, soaps, bees wax items, and more. Signs will direct the flow of people and encourage social distancing. Pets are discouraged.

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PSC Sets Intervention Deadline For Spire Case

Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire East and Spire West) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking an Accounting Authority Order (AAO) to govern costs and financial impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Spire Missouri, Inc.’s application states it is seeking an AAO from the commission authorizing the company to track and defer,…

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County Library Receives Grant From Dollar General Literacy Foundation

The Dollar General Literacy Foundation last week announced the award of approximately $154,000 in literacy grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, including $2,000 for the Ste. Genevieve County Library. The grants are part of the Dollar General Literacy Foundation’s largest one-day grant announcement, which supports summer, family and adult literacy programs. In total, the foundation awarded…

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Public Service Commission OKs Increase In Spire’s ISRS

The Missouri Public Service Commission approved an agreement reached by Spire Missouri, Inc., the staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission and the Office of the Public Counsel which will change the infrastructure system replacement surcharge (ISRS) for Spire West customers and Spire East customers [formerly Laclede Gas Company] of Spire Missouri, Inc. The ISRS…

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Citizens Electric Board Announces Return Of $4 Million In Capital Credits To Members In May, June To Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

Citizens Electric Corporation (CEC) members will receive a record $4 million in capital credits in their bills in the months of May and June. Operating as non-profits, electrical cooperatives utilize margins above expenses first for re-investment and then return excess funds to its members at the discretion of the board of directors. Last year, CEC…

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Eric Scott Leathers Switches Gears To Provide Protective Gear During Coronavirus Crisis

At Eric Scott Leathers (ESL), innovative solutions are helping first responders and healthcare providers in the fight against COVID-19. The Ste. Genevieve company  produces a wide range of high-quality custom products in leather, vinyl and fabric for industries ranging from motorcycle gear to corporate incentives and financial accessories. Known for innovative production solutions, ESL maintains…

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Progress Continues On McDonald’s Reconstruction

So far, neither weather nor the COVID-19 virus appear likely to push back the anticipated early June opening of the new McDonald’s restaurant in Ste. Genevieve. Owner Jessica Lucas said work is on schedule, which means at least the opening of the new facility’s twin drive-through lanes by the first week in June is possible.…

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Wolk Insurance And Financial Services Recognized By Barton Mutual Insurance Co.

Barton Mutual Insurance Company recently recognized Wolk Insurance and Financial Services of Ste. Genevieve for meeting performance goals in 2019. Wolk Insurance and Financial Services has been affiliated with Barton Mutual since 1987. Wolk Insurance and Financial Services has been an established and respected agency for more than 45 years, routinely earning the distinguished honor…

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