Area News

Possible Fire Districts Considered

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Representatives of Wolf Creek and Ozora Fire Departments visited with the Ste. Genevieve County Commissioners last Thursday, to discuss the possibility of incorporating fire districts. Currently various entities such as Ozora, Wolf Creek and Weingarten have fire associations. Ozora fire chief Allen Schilli stressed that they were just looking to take…

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Sheriff Praises Officers Involved In Oct. 6 Bloomsdale Standoff

From Staff Reports Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff Gary Stolzer recently praised the actions of sheriff’s department personnel, who, in conjunction with Missouri Highway Patrol personnel, ended an Oct. 6 armed standoff in Bloomsdale without injury. That day, 64-year-old Leonard Herman Burst locked himself in a relative’s home with a gun.  A four to four and…

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Ambulance Board Sets Special Meeting To Finish Budget

By Mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com After taking nearly an hour to hear a pair of insurance presentations, the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance Board began work on a 2021 budget last Thursday night. The process only got so far, though, and a special meeting was set for this Thursday (4:45 p.m.) to finish the budget. District director…

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Bloomsdale Addresses Treatment Plant Issue, Water Access

By Mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com “We had a little issue at the treatment plant,” Mayor Paul Monia told the Bloomsdale Board of Aldermen at the Oct. 13 meeting. “The little issue turned into a bigger issue.” The problem stemmed from personnel not being able to shut a set of aging valves. From what plant manager Ron…

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Mystery Of Buchholz Road Spelling Is Finally Cleared Up

By Mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com One of history’s mysteries has been unraveled. Back in 1941, the year of Pearl Harbor, Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak and FDR’s third inaugural, Henry Shaw bought a piece of land in Ste. Genevieve County. The land was purchased from Otto Buchholz. Later “Buchholz” or “Buchholtz” Road was constructed on the…

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New Bourbon Port Facing Going Up

By Mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com With Mississippi River water levels finally low enough, J.S. Alberici Construction Company of St. Louis has been able to attach protective sheeting to the New Bourbon Regional Port Authority dock. Alberici had the lowest of five bids on March 8, 2019, when five bids for the job were opened. The firm…

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Second Half Of October Heats Up With Fall Activities Around Town

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD After many of Ste. Genevieve signature events were canceled by COVID-19 in 2020, the year is beginning to take on a little normality. The second half of October sees several activities taking place that give the fall a more normal feel. This Thursday, drive-by flu shots are available at…

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Park Board Intensifies Work On Master Plan

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve Park and Recreation Board agreed recently to have meetings every two weeks surrounding the Pere Marquette Park master plan. “We need to have the mindset we can do anything,” said park board member Lauren Smothers during discussions at a special planning meeting on Oct. 6. Ward 4…

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St. Mary Approves Police Software Purchase

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com St. Mary aldermen voted to spend $3,357 for national incident-based reporting system software for the police department and up to $350 to repair the effluent box at the wastewater plant at last Thursday’s meeting. However, the aldermen tabled two other big purchases, in hopes of obtaining additional bids. Mayor Carlton Wyatt…

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By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Kandye and Dale Mahurin were granted a special use permit to allow guest lodging in an R-2 General Residential District at 311 St. Mary’s Road at a special Planning and Zoning Commisison meeting, Oct. 7. Kandye Mahurin had previously gotten a certificate of appropriateness from the city’s Heritage Commission to reconstruct…

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