Area News

Hoskins Announces Additional Purchases

By Pamela Rensing Better Newspapers, Inc. Greg Hoskins, publisher of Better Newspapers, Inc., is proud to announce the acquisition of two Illinois newspapers: The Breeze Courier and The Shopping Spree, both located in Taylorville, Illinois. Based in Mascoutah, Illinois, Better Newspapers, Inc. is a family-owned company now operating  26 publications in Illinois and Missouri. The…

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911 Director Wells Addresses Ambulance Board About Tax

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Alan Wells, 911 director in St. Francois County since 1993, addressed the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District Board during the board’s monthly meeting last Thursday. Wells updated the board on operations at the state-of-the-art joint communication and EOC center in Park Hills, which handles both counties’ emergency calls. Ste. Genevieve and…

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Coalter Still Fondly Remembered

Nine years ago Thursday, on March 11, 2012, Ted Coalter lost a battle with cancer at age 58. A 1971 Ste. Genevieve High School graduate, who edited the school newspaper, the Mike, he then served in the military in Vietnam. Coalter stayed in Cape Girardeau after getting a BS in business administration at Southeast Missouri…

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Former Park Board Chair Gerry Schwent Dies At 70

FROM STAFF REPORTS Longtime Ste. Genevieve Parks and Recreation Board member Gerard “Gerry” Schwent died at his home at age 70, March 3. Schwent was also a member of National Wild Turkey Federation, a past alderman for Ste. Genevieve and had been president of Ste. Gen. Eagles Club, Knights of Columbus 1037. He was chairman…

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N.B. Port Authority Board Meeting Lacks A Quorum

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com PERRYVILLE – With only two voting members present at the start and three by the end, the New Bourbon Regional Port Authority Board of Commissioners lacked a quorum on Feb. 24. Initially, only board president Ron Inman and member Mark Gremaud were there, in addition to the Southeast Missouri Regional Planning…

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Heritage Commission Approves Windows, Roof; Tables Deck Project

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com After denying an LED sign to the Church of Ste. Genevieve on Jan. 25, the Ste. Genevieve Heritage Commission approved a pair of requests for certificates of appropriateness for one property owner and tabled another request. The commission was also updated on a State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) grant to put…

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Park Board Officially Approves Fund

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com City of Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen officially approved an agreement with the Community Foundation of the Ozarks during its regular meeting this past Thursday. The agreement allows the foundation to serve as the nerve center for all fundraising efforts for Pere Marquette Park improvements. It also allows contributions from…

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Levee District No. 3 Board Approves Raise For Superintendent

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve County Levee District No. 3 board of directors approved a raise for superintendent Norman Gallup at its Jan. 12 regular meeting. The hour-long meeting covered a wide variety of topics. Gallup performs a highly technical and specialized functions on the levee, and he brought up the matter of…

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Light work session Thursday

There will be two items on the agenda for a work session following this Thursday’s board of aldermen meeting. Discussions are set to cover utility terrain vehicle permits and walkers along Pine and Park Streets. The work session will be aired on SGTV Spectrum Channel 991, and also will be available through the Zoom teleconferencing…

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Bloomsdale Leaders Discuss Water Plan With Cochran Engineering

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Mayor Paul Monia and Bloomsdale aldermen are eager to get started on the city’s big water line replacement project. They conferred with David Van Leer of Cochran Engineering during the city’s Jan. 12 meeting. “The biggest thing on moving forward is moving forward,” Monia said, after the contract was signed. Monia…

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