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Trailer Fire

At 1:29 a.m., Sunday, the Ste Genevieve Fire Department, along with the St Mary and Ozora departments, were called for a residential structure fire in the area of Washington and Third streets. The first arriving units encountered heavy fire in the middle of a mobile home. The owner was able to get out before the…

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Rolfe: Holiday Festival To Be Better Than Ever

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, only one of the major annual events was able to take place in Ste. Genevieve. The annual Holiday Christmas Festival went on with only a few restrictions. This year, committee chair Annette Rolfe expects to see the festival back at 100 percent capacity – or better.…

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Park Board Continuing Talks With Professional Fudraiser

By ERIC X. VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com The Ste. Genevieve Parks and Recreation board continued discussions regarding professional fundraising during its meeting on Oct. 25 at city hall. This is all part of the long-term Master Plan, a 50-page manifesto assembled by Ste. Genevieve-based residents Nick and Mary Donze from Donze Park Planners, LLC. The city received…

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Commissioners Prepare For Culvert Job; Check Out Truck Incident

By MARK EVANS mevans@stegenherald.com Final preparations were being made for this Wednesday’s anticipated Kocher Road box culvert installation during last Thursday’s Ste. Genevieve County Commission meeting. The project, originally scheduled for September, had been pushed back to October and finally into November, due to material shortages. Fortunately, Aaron Braun LLC, the winning bidder to install…

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Annual Cookie Crumb Trail To Be Held Saturday

From Staff Reports The Downtown Ste. Genevieve organization will be sponsoring the 9th Annual Cookie Crumb Trail set for Saturday, Nov. 13. The event begins at Common Grounds Coffee House at 10 a.m., and it will run until 5 p.m. Advance digital tickets are available on the website: www.downtownstegenevieve.org. Tickets cost $15 per person. Participants…

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Tornado Assistance

A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC), a central location for local and state agencies and human service organizations to answer questions and provide information and disaster-related assistance to those impacted by disasters, will be held Monday, Nov. 8 at Trinity Baptist Church (500 Mulberry St., St. Mary) fir those impacted by the Oct. 24 tornado. Hours…

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St. Mary Beginning Long Road To Recovery

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Power was restored to most, if not all St. Mary residents by Oct. 27, as massive clean-up and salvage efforts continued following the devastating Oct. 24 tornado that cut through both Coffman and it. County emergency management director Felix Meyer reported that 30 houses in St. Mary had been…

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Another Home Destroyed By Fire

From Staff Reports At 4:05 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 28, the Ste Genevieve Fire Department along with the St Mary Fire Department and Zell Fire Department were dispatched to a first alarm structure fire. The location was on South Gabouri Street, just to the south of the South Gabouri Creek.  First arriving units were met…

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Questions Arise On Kimmel’s Release

From Staff Reports Although not confirmed, it appears  that Jeffrey Kimmel was released from Missouri state prison Monday. A former highway patrolman informed the Herald that he had noticed this on a limited-access website this Monday morning. Calls to the Missouri Department of Corrections and to Ste. Genevieve County Prosecuting Attorney Wayne Williams could not…

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Veterans Day Parade Set For Nov. 10

From Staff Reports After a one-year hiatus, there will be a Veterans Day parade at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10. The parade is sponsored by the Ste. Genevieve Rotarians, Citizens Electric Cooperative, Zell Jaycees, Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District and Valle Catholic Schools. This will be a time to honor veterans, and thank…

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