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Drug Take-back Oct. 23

From Staff Reports Drug take-back events allow people to safely and anonymously dispose of prescription drugs, such as opioids. With the opioid crisis impacting many Americans’ lives, it takes a comprehensive approach to address this epidemic.   To encourage individuals to remove unwanted or expired drugs from their household, pharmacies, law enforcement agencies, and community…

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SG R-II Homecoming Proceeds This Week

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve High School will celebrate Homecoming from today through Saturday, Oct. 9. The 2021-22 Homecoming Court has been announced, with the queen candidates Elizabeth Basler, Isabel Basler, Haley Clanton, Haley DiMercurio, Paige Huck and Abigail. Moore. Zack Boyer, Kaden Buatte, Carter Klump, Austin McBride, Thomas O’Brien and Klayton Squires…

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COVID-19 Numbers Staying Relatively Low

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD News is good for the moment on the COVID-19 front. The Ste Genevieve County Health Department reported this week that there was just one new confirmed positive case and no new probable cases. of the coronavirus. The total number of active cases in the county was 14, down from…

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County Parking Lot Gets 911 Address; Shed Considered

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com One of the Ste. Genevieve County Commission’s major accomplishments during the past couple of years was the completion of a large, paved parking lot. The lot combined with an older, privately-owned lot, between Market, Merchant and Third streets. But, where exactly is the parking lot? That issue was addressed at last…

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R-II Board Extends Mask Mandate Another Month

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve R-II students will all be wearing some type of face coverings for at least another month. During a nearly three-hour meeting Sept. 21 the board of education voted 7-0 to extend the mask mandate, which had been passed at a special Sept. 3 meeting. This time, however, the wording…

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Valle Catholic Gears Up For Homecoming

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Last year, Valle Catholic’s Homecoming theme was astronomical – but, the scene will be shifting in 2021. Valle Catholic has chosen a nautical style, with the aptly named “Under the Sea” beginning today (Wednesday). There will be a pep rally at 6 p.m. tonight at Father John Dempsey Field. Enjoy…

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Ste. Gen. Aldermen Address Stormwater Concerns

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Steve Shuh and Terry Bergtholdt from Shuh and Sons Plumbing discussed stormwater concerns with the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen during last Thursday’s regular meeting. Both men talked to the board during the public comment period of the session, and discussions lasted for roughly 20 minutes. At the heart of…

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County May Add Bay To Road/Bridge Shed For Salt Storage

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve County Commissioners and road and bridge foreman Scott Schmieder have decided that adding an extra bay to the road and  bridge shed near Weingarten may  be the best way to deal with the salt issue. In past years the county has bought salt – used for clearing roads during…

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Heritage Commission OK’s Ramp On N. Fourth

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission members quickly approved a Certificate of Appropriateness to construct an ADA-compliant ramp to the rear of the house, replace cellar doors at the rear of the house, and add a handrail to front porch steps at 41 North Fourth at its Sept. 20 meeting. Commission…

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R-II School Board Adopts Amended Budget

From staff reports In addition to addressing the school district’s mask mandate, several other items were covered during the Sept. 21 Ste. Genevieve R-II Board of Education meeting. For one, the board adopted an amended 2021-22 budget. The amended budget reflects updated estimates for expenditures and revenues and revised projections for the remainder of this…

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