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Dragon Weekend

Ste. Genevieve High School capped its 2022 Homecoming week with a 44-6 win over Fredericktown Friday night. At halftime, Brynna Wehner, daughter of Dustin and Amber Wehner was crowned Homecoming Queen. During the high school pep assembly Friday afternoon, Aiden Boyer, son of Katie and Jason Boyer, was crowned Homecoming King. Thursday night, the senior…

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Bloomsdale Water Project Still On Track

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD T.J. Garbs of Cochran Engineering reported that work is nearly done on the new 300,000-gallon water tank in Bloomsdale. The tank has been erected and work was ongoing pointing it – first over the welds. After the painting is done, the tank will be disinfected and site work such…

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All Three Requests For Adjustment Get Approval

From Staff Reports The Ste. Genevieve Board of Adjustment granted both requests for variances from city codes during the board’s annual meeting, Sept. 7. Carl Noll, owner of 479 N Main, has submitted a request for a variance from Municipal Code Section 405.110 Neighborhood Commercial District Regulations. He requested a variance to the setback requirements…

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Veterans’ Home Robbed At Gunpoint

BY MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD STAFF Karen McDowell Vaeth of McDowell Marketing, owners of Marion Cliff Manor in St. Mary, Mo., said in a Facebook post Friday (9.2.2022) that the facility was robbed at gunpoint “by someone seeking controlled medications.” The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that there was “an incident” at the assisted…

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Racer: 2 Utah Rape Convictions; Accused In 10 Sexual Misconduct In 5 States

BY MARK EVANS AND MICHAEL BOYD JR. HERALD EDITORS New charges have been filed against former Ste. Genevieve resident Dayton Racer. Currently an inmate in a Utah prison since 2020 following an extensive history of sexual assault allegations in that state, he has now been charged with a similar crime in neighboring St. Francois County,…

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Queen Elizabeth II Dies

CNN report Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain has died today (Thurs.9.8.2022) at the age of 96, according to various national and international news sources. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, who was born in 1926, the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, had the longest reign in British history  —  just over 70 years.…

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FLAP Grant Obtained To Replace Aging Bridge

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Word has been received that Ste. Genevieve County has been approved for a Federal  Land Access Program (FLAP) grant to replace toe Depression era bridge over the South Gabouri Creek on Fourth Street. Built during the mid 1930s, the bridge – located next to the city hall – is technically under…

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Holy Cross Unveils Plans For Former Funeral Home

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com A new use has been found for a well-known downtown building. On Aug. 28, Holy Cross Lutheran Church unveiled the name “Holy Cross Lutheran Outreach Center” for the building that formerly housed Wood Family Funeral Home. “Holy Cross Lutheran Church thanks the Wood family for their many years of service to…

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Truck-Pull Is Saturday

The Ste. Genevieve County Fair Board is hosting a Truck-Sled Pull event at the fairgrounds this Saturday (Sept. 10.) The event starts at 1  p.m. Gates open at 11 a.m. A pit pass goes for $15, adult general admission is $10, children aged 5-11 are $5, and kids 4 and under are free. Pork burgers,…

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Storage Units OK’d

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com During a 10-minute meeting last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission approved a request from S & W Storage for a special use permit to allow self-storage facilities in a C-1 General Commercial District at 11307 Save-A-Lot Drive. Owner Megan Wade took part by telephone. David Bova, community development…

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