Area News

Pautler Is New CEO At SGCMH

Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital has announced Dr. Steve Pautler as its new CEO. In making the appointment, Rodney Scherer, SGCMH Board President, said Pautler brings to the table a diverse background in healthcare, including Critical Access Hospital experience. “Steve’s leadership style mirrors the direction that SGCMH has been working to achieve,” said Scherer. “Steve…

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Candidate Zoom Forum Reached Big Audience July 29

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD More than 1,200 people watched the live=stream broadcast of the 2020 Candidates Forum, jointly sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Herald and the University of Missouri Extension Service on July 29. It can still be watched on the University Extension Facebook page or on the Ste. Genevieve Access Television YouTube…

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UTV Ordinance Revision At August 13 Meeting

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD St. Mary city manager David Woods will draft a bill amending the city ordinance that regulates utility terrain vehicles [UTVs] on city streets for the Board of Aldermen to vote on at their August 13 meeting. Discussion of how to word the proposed ordinance took up a considerable part…

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Heritage Commission Approves All Requests, Following Debate

By mark Evans Ste. Genevieve herald After the first of six requests for certificates of appropriateness led to extended debate and a tight 3-2 vote in favor, the Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission unanimously approved the next five items during its July 20 meeting. HOOPER’S CARPORT BARELY APPROVED The only “old business” on the agenda was…

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Board Awards Creek Contract For Removal Of Concrete In Creek

Levee District No. 3 members opted to award a bid to Vern Bauman Contracting for removing debris in and around the North and South Gabouri Creeks. Bauman’s bid was for $45,080, which includes the removal of 80 feet of concrete ramp, breaking up concrete for reuse and removal of rebar. The bid also includes excavation…

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Commission Back Library Hot Spot Grant Application With Match

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve County will offer a 30 percent match, should the Ste. Genevieve County Library receive a grant for broadband internet hot spots. Shawn Long, executive director of the library, approached the County Commission about the issue at last Thursday’s commission meeting. He explained why he is not pursuing…

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Sheriff Plans Jail Improvements; CARES Money Will Cover Some Of Them

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Improvements continue to be made at the county detention center. Sheriff Gary Stolzer reported on  progress and expenditures to the Ste. Genevieve county Commission last Thursday. Stolzer said he was taking some $34,000 from his department’s capital improvements budget to improves doors, locks and food passes [for sliding food…

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St. Mary Voters Select Wyatt As Next Mayor

Carl Wyatt will take over the mayor’s chair again during a troubled time for the city of St. Mary. Wyatt, 77, defeated incumbent Mayor Gloria Bader 58-45 in a special runoff election June 30. The pair had tied 37-37 in the June 2 election, with former Alderman Paul Franklin picking up another 10 votes [originally…

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Main Street Lot Approved For RV Parking

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Despite some concerns expressed by a neighbor, the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission approved Audubon Development LLC’s request to set up a recreational vehicle [RV] parking lot in and behind the current parking lot across North Main Street from Audubon Grill and Bar. The commission approved two separate…

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