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No Local 911 Issues Reported During AT&T Outage

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Tens of thousands of AT&T customers nationwide were affected by a telecommunication outage Thursday morning. Of course, the outage included all of Ste. Genevieve County and surrounding areas, interrupting cellular services for local citizens as well as schools and area business. It was the second time since December…

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Aldermen Hold First Meeting In Revamped Boardroom

BY MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Some questions were raised at last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen meeting when the low bid for the N. Fourth Street paving/drainage project came in considerably higher than an earlier engineer’s estimate. An engineer had estimated the project would likely run a little less than $89,000. However, the…

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McDaniels Outlines New Tourism Strategy

BY MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Randy McDaniels, president of McDaniels Marketing, unveiled his plan to lead Ste. Genevieve into the future, at the Feb. 20 joint tourism meeting. McDaniels said he walked the streets of Ste. Genevieve during a mild December day and was struck by something. “It was another gorgeous piece of weather,…

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Commissioners Praise Group Homes; Spend Time In Closed Session

BY MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Much of last Thursday’s county commission meeting was spent in closed session, discussing a potential contract. Scott Schmieder, road and bridge foreman, could not be at the meeting. He was accompanying Missouri Department of transportation personnel on an annual bridge inspection that morning. Schmieder left word that he had…

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Winter Weather Strikes On Friday

From Staff Reports Several traffic accidents – one involving a fatality –  were reported last Friday afternoon, after a hard mix of sleet and snow started falling around noon. More than two inches had accumulated by mid-afternoon, although the temperature was still above freezing. Vale Catholic Schools were cancelled Friday, due to the forecast. SG…

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County Will Take First Attempt At Caucus System

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Missouri voters face a different style election in 2024. State Republicans have opted to switch from a traditional primary vote, to a caucus system. This is similar to what Iowa has done for generations. County Republicans will caucus at Hope Church, beginning at 10 a.m., on March 2. Doors…

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Smith Gears Up For April 8 Total Eclipse

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD For the second time in seven years, Ste. Genevieve will be directly in the center of a total solar eclipse. The eclipse is due to hit early in the afternoon of April 8, a Monday. The last total eclipse visible here took place August 21, 2017 – also on…

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Bloomsdale Gets 11 Of 17 Easements

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD As of the Feb. 13 Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen meeting, 11 of the 17 needed easements had been received for the city’s water main replacement on Clement Road. T.J. Garbs of Cochran Engineering was present to discuss the plan. “I would say, we have 11 of the 17, so…

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Commissioners Look Into GPS, Google Mapping Issues

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Less than a month after an overturned tanker hauling hazardous chemicals led to a large-scale evacuation in western Ste. Genevieve County, the topic of Google Maps and other GPS devices giving faulty information was revisited. During last Thursday’s county commission meeting, a complaint from a resident near Goose Creek…

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Shooting Suspect Likely Came Through

By Michael Boyd Jr. STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Criminals and others wanted by the long arm of the law pass through Ste. Genevieve County all the time. With three major highways in the county, there is not much anyone can do about it. Donald Friese, 39, who once served prison time for second-degree murder, possibly traveled…

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