Area News

Crash Landing Of Small Plane Leads To Injury

From Staff Reports One of two occupants in a small plane was reportedly injured when the plane made an emergency crash landing near Routes M and P, near Ozora on Sunday. Details were sketchy at press time. According to the Missouri Highway  Patrol, the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department was first on the scene. The…

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‘Little Rascals’ Next Movie In Park

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Little girls were preparing to dress as Elsa, or maybe Anna, on Saturday, June 26, with “Frozen” set to be shown in Pere Marquette Park. However, a line of thunderstorms made their way into Ste. Genevieve around 9 p.m. that night — soaking park grounds for about 30 minutes. “Movie…

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Planning And Zoning OKs Requests For Airbnb, Auto Body Expansion

From staff reports All five requests were unanimously approved by the Ste. Genevieve Planning and Zoning Commission last Thursday. Two involved the city of Ste. Genevieve wanting to subdivide two parcels in the 1000 block of Progress Parkway and were quickly passed. Community development administrator David Bova explained that it was for “future roadway use…

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County Fair Returning With Full Schedule, Plus New Events

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD After being a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the Ste. Genevieve County Fair will be back as strong as ever, this weekend. The 77th fair’s theme will be “Blue Jeans and Country Dreams,” and will feature all the past favorites, including the demolition derby and tractor pull,…

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Schmieder, County Commission Consider Final Paving Projects

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD County road and bridge foreman Scott Schmieder and Ste. Genevieve County commissioners evaluated paving priorities for the remainder of 2021 during last Thursday’s commission meeting. Schmieder reported that work on Blum Road was being wrapped up and that the paving of  Cave Road should start this Tuesday. About 6/10…

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City Adopts New Excavation Policy

By ERIC X. VICCARO [email protected] Contractors must pay attention to new excavation guidelines that were set during Thursday’s regular board of aldermen meeting. Aldermen approved a change to Chapter 520 of city code, Article II, which covers the excavation of public streets. The measure passed, 6-0, with Ward 1 Alderman Gary Smith and Ward 2…

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Commission Gets Through Short Agenda Quickly

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Taking care of several items, the Ste. Genevieve County Commission got through its agenda in less than two hours last Thursday. First District Commissioner Karen Stuppy served as Acting Presiding Commissioner, with Garry Nelson gone on vacation. Scott Schmieder, road and bridge foreman, was also vacationing, so no road…

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Heritage Commission Meets

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD One of three requests for certificates of appropriateness drew considerable discussion at the June 22 Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission meeting. Moved from its usual 6 p.m., Monday time slot to 5 p.m., Tuesday last week, the meeting saw three requests approved by 4-0 votes. However, Maryellen Jokerst’s request to…

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Collins Responds To County Concerns About National Park Interpretations

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Chris Collins, superintendent of the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park, addressed concerns of the Ste. Genevieve County Commission during the commission’s meeting last Thursday. Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson had called, leaving a message that they would like to talk with Collins, concerning recent controversy over National Park Service (NPS)…

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