Area News

Kreitler Reports To Commission On Successful License Office Launch

By mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com Dena Kreilter, executive director of the Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce, reported to the Ste. Genevieve County Commission last Thursday that business was booming at the newly-reopened county license office. Kreitler since the office had been “swamped” since reopening on Jan. 4, after being closed more than nine months. The first…

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Gettinger, Bahr Honored At Final Commission Meeting

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com After nearly a decade on the job, First District Commissioner Randy Bahr and Second District Commissioner Joe Getting were honored at their final meeting last Thursday. Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson presented each with a plaque and the courthouse staff provided a farewell cake and ice cream. Gettinger, who took office in…

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COVID-19 Dominated Headlines During Year

By Mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com Blindsiding America and the world, the novel coronavirus called COVID-19 became a focus of local attention at the beginning of March. Sandra Bell, executive director of the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department, began updating the County Commission twice a week on the situation and addressed the Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen…

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Many Long-Awaited Projects Are Completed In 2020

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com While being introduced to and dealing with the novel coronavirus called COVID-19 took up much of local leaders’ time and  energy in 2020, some long-awaited accomplishments were finally realized during the year. PARK ESTABLISHED AFTER BILLS PASS The year saw the final steps taken in the establishment of the Ste. Genevieve National…

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Foundation Gives Blunt Big Honor

From staff reports The Foundation for Restoration of Ste. Genevieve recently honored Missouri Republican Sen. Roy Blunt. Blunt was presented with the 2020 Distinguished Service Award on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park Welcome Center via the Zoom teleconferencing application. Members of the foundation and representative from the City of Ste.…

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Levee 3 Board Passes Resolution For Fish, Wildlife

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Ste. Genevieve County Levee Board District No. 3 approved a resolution during Tuesday’s regular meeting. It’s another step toward the levee board conveying property to the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The resolution (No. 20-01) covers operation, maintenance, repair and rehabilitation for the urban design levee. Ste. Genevieve city…

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Special Road District A Considers 2021 Overlaying Priorities

By mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com Special Road District A board members discussed which roads to possibly overlay in 2021 at their final meeting of 2020, on Dec. 8. It was agreed that an 8/10 of a mile stretch on Sugar Bottom Road was definitely one to do. “We could knock that out,” chairman Paul Arnold said.…

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Ambulance District Focuses on Training, Staff Safety

By Mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com With winter nearing, the Ste. Genevieve County Ambulance District is staying focus toward staff training and keeping its personnel healthy. That specifically includes protecting them in every way possible from the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive director Kendall Shrum reported at last Thursday night’s monthly board meeting that no positive cases have turned…

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County Commission Looks At Road Work, CARES Act Money

By Mark Evans mevans@stegenherald.com Scott Schmieder, road and bridge foreman, discussed various items with the Ste. Genevieve County commissioners, last Thursday. One item of concern included the safety of the crew which had been holding daily meetings at their shop. Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson asked him about progress in making the road shed safer from…

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