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Mardi Gras

Costumes, beads, good food and fun were all in evidence at the North Main Street Mardi Gras Friday evening, as well as Dixieland Music.

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Dragons fall to ‘Jays in Christmas consolation finals

BY MATT KING PARK HILLS DAILY JOURNAL SPORTS EDITOR PARK HILLS, Mo.  —  Senior forward Nate Breeze scored 10 of his 25 points in the third quarter, and Jefferson edged Ste. Genevieve to win the consolation final 49-47 over Jefferson on Saturday (Dec., 30) at the 68th annual, 16-team, double-elimination Bob Sechrest Sr. Central High…

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John “Hans” Francis Okenfuss

John “Hans” Francis Okenfuss 90 years old, of Ste Genevieve, MO, died Monday, January 1, 2024 at Missouri Veterans Home in Mexico, MO. He was born July 24, 1933 in Sainte Genevieve, MO and was married to Joyce (Roth) Okenfuss on July 8, 1967. He is survived by Son, David (Stacy) Okenfuss of Mexico, MO;…

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Gannon Will Not Seek Another Term In Senate

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD State Senator Elaine Gannon will not be seeking reelection in November 2024. The longtime District 115 State Representative, who represented the Kinsey portion of Ste. Genevieve County 2013-2021, has been the District 3 state senator since January 2021.  “After session ended this year, I had a chance to spend…

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Donald Lee Boyer

Donald Lee Boyer, 80, of Sainte Genevieve, MO passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, December 6, 2023 surrounded by family. He was born August 18, 1943 in Festus, MO and was married to the love of his life, Brenda (Rehm) Boyer on April 23, 1968. He is survived by Wife of 55 years, Brenda…

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Kurtz Honored For 50 Years Of 4H Service

From Staff Reports Former Ste. Genevieve resident Mary Lou Kurtz was recently honored for 50 years of volunteer 4-H leadership. Her 4-H story began as a member in Ste. Genevieve County. From 1953 to 1963 Kurtz was an 11-year 4-H member who received awards, trophies, and pins for her beef project.  She won the Key…

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Community Center Roof Saga May Finally Be Over

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve County’s community center roof saga appears to be concluding. As special consultants continue to experiment with adding insulation to stop a condensation problem in the swimming pool area, the commissioners are satisfied enough to pay. The commissioners voted last Thursday to pay the remaining $39,941 to Grayco…

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Janet Hauck Hutson Reflects On 100 Years Of Life

By MICHAEL BOYD JR. STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD On Sept. 9, 1923, Janet (Hauck) Hutson, Wonita Greminger, Warren Eisenbeis and Odell Stanton all entered the world kickin’ and screamin.’ So, 100 years ago in this historic town of Ste. Genevieve, long before the local hospital was built, the four were born. But only Hutson would make…

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Six Local Vets Take Part In Final Honor Flight

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Six Ste. Genevieve County residents were part of the final Honor Flight put on by the Franklin County Honor Flight Hub Oct. 14-15. The Honor Flights program flies veterans to Washington, D.C., and provides special tours of war memorials and other historic sights, to honor their military service. Tom…

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Virginia Frances (Carron) Packard

Virginia Frances (Carron) Packard died Monday, September 25, 2023 at Avow Hospice in Naples, Florida. She was born on January 5, 1944 in Bloomsdale, Missouri, the ninth of ten children of Edwin Peter Carron and Pauline Rose (Jerca) Carron. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Paul, Hugh, and Dick, sisters Mildred Kraenzle…

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