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Winter Music Series Returns Feb. 10

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD After getting rave reviews on the inaugural Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Winter Music Series last year, organizers opted to expand it for this year. The Second Annual Winter Music Series will feature six Friday nights of live music, rather than the four of 2022. “Our first winter series…

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By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve’s two late-winter activities will both be taking place Feb. 4. The annual Chocolate Walk will see participating downtown merchants dispersing chocolate to those taking part in the event. Only 300 tickets are available, and they always sell out in advance. To purchase tickets go to: downtownstegenevieve.org. This event is sponsored by Downtown Ste. Genevieve. Meanwhile, in a tradition passed down from France to Canada, and on to the Illinois Country, the annual King’s Ball returns. Bad weather forced its cancellation last year. It will be held Feb. 4, at the Ste. Genevieve VFW Lodge at 852 Memorial Drive, 6-11 p.m. Fiddle virtuoso Dennis Straughmatt will perform, and will also bring a dance caller, Deborah Hyland, with him. Traditional dress is encouraged, but not required and dance lessons will be provided. Each male will receive a piece of La Galette des Rois or “the king’s cake.” Whoever gets a tiny Jesus figure in his piece is crowned king and then gets to choose his queen. Each year a couple is honored as the Le dame and Le Chevalier. This year the honor goes to Mary and Paul Hassler.

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve’s two late-winter activities will both be taking place Feb. 4. The annual Chocolate Walk will see participating downtown merchants dispersing chocolate to those taking part in the event. Only 300 tickets are available, and they always sell out in advance. To purchase tickets go to: downtownstegenevieve.org. This…

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NexGen Silica Mine Permit Pulled

By Michael Boyd Jr. Herald sports editor/photographer Calling it a “victory,” Operation Sand seems to have gotten exactly what it always wanted. After months of opposition, there will be no silica sand mine in Ste. Genevieve County. At least for now. The Missouri Mining Commission decided Thursday morning (1.5.2023) at a meeting in the Show-Me…

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Experiencing La Guignolee

With candles flickering, a crisp breeze, the bright moonlight, and the spirit of the holidays in full swing, I was fully captivated by this experience. As a Ste. Genevieve native, I have never experienced anything like this. As I clenched my pen and paper and zipped up my jacket a bit more, I imagined a…

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La Guignolee Troupe Keeping French Traditions Alive

By MARIAH DOZA STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD If the newly placed French street signs, French Heritage Festival, the historical buildings, Fleur-de-Lis flags flying about, and ongoing tradition of the Jour De Fete do not tell you that Ste. Genevieve has an immense French history, the La Guignolee New Year’s Eve custom surely does. Currently, there are…

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Eighth-Grader Launches Soap Business

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD What started as a Christmas present has developed into a hobby and a cottage industry for one Ste. Genevieve eighth-grader. Charlotte Mooney, daughter of John and Elaine Mooney, has launched her own homemade soap business. “A couple of years ago I got a soap-making kit for Christmas from my…

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Valle Seniors Josef, Joseph Flieg Have Made The Best Of Shared Name

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD What’s in a name? For two Valle Catholic classmates, there has been some confusion at times in sharing a name. The Valle Class of 2023 – not to mention the Warrior cross country team – include both Joseph Flieg and Josef Flieg. Josef had the franchise on the name…

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‘Dorlu Santa’ Brings Back Memories To Many

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Hearkening back to a simpler time, the Dorlu Santa is again amazing pedestrians. The mechanical figure, which debuted at the Dorlu Shop on N. Fourth Street in 1955, is again on display in the window of the building that formerly housed The Clip Joint, now owned by the Ste.…

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Allee Allumee

Bringing French Christmas traditions to life, French Colonial America has been putting on Allee Allumee on Friday nights, recently. Visitors are taken by torch light on a pilgrimage to find the site of the Christ child in Bethlehem. On the way, they stop at several locations where other such pilgrims from colonial Ste. Genevieve are…

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Festval Fun

The 38th Annual Ste. Genevieve Christmas Holiday Festival went off without a hitch over the weekend. From the top, veterans march in the Christmas Parade; Grand Marshal Father Edward Nemeth waves to the crowd; Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with a youngster at Lion’s Park; Gary Scheel shares Ste. Genevieve history and Bill & Patti…

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