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Clean Up Time

March 6, 2024

After learning some basics from preservationist Jason Church, volunteers spread out and cleaned tombstones at historic Memorial Cemetery, in use from around 1790 until 1881. The National Park Service and the Foundation For Restoration of Ste Genevieve cosponsored the event.

SGHS Students Putting On Mamma Mia!

February 28, 2024

BY MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve High School students are combing talents for another musical this spring. Mamma Mia!, a musical with a long Broadway life, which was later adapted into a movie, will appear on the performing Art Center (PAC) stage March 8-10. The musical is built around songs by popular late…

Cannon Care

February 28, 2024

In January, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2210 members sent their World War I British canon to be sandblasted and restored.  Ives Towing hauled the canon to be sandblasted. The Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Office provided an escort for the century-old artifact. The VFW got the gun in the 1930s from the Rock Island…

Dear Darla Brings ‘80s Rock To Orris

February 22, 2024

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD While new to the Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Winter Music Series, Dear Darla is no stranger to the Orris Theatre stage. The band has played there before, including a benefit concert for the late Duane Donze. “We are so thankful,” said the lead vocalist,who goes by just “Darla.”…

Rolfe Appreciates Loyalty Of Musicians, Workers, Visitors

December 13, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Loyalty has been a big factor in sustaining and improving the Ste. Genevieve Holiday Christmas Festival. Annette Rolfe, executive director, appreciates the musicians who keep returning, as well as the visitors who attend year after year, and those who work with her behind the scenes every year. The musicians…

Yuletide Fun

December 5, 2023

Other than a few rain drops coming down during the tree-lighting ceremony, the 39th annual Ste. Genevieve Holiday Christmas Festival went of without a hitch over the weekend. Event director Annette Rolfe said response was extremely positive and said the parade was “off the Richter Scale.” Even a sudden illness to a  highly-touted musician could…

Ruzicka Named Christmas Parade Grand Marshal

November 22, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Although he has only been part of the Ste. Genevieve community since 2006, Randy Ruzicka has thrown himself into helping the community since his arrival. Now presiding county commissioner, Ruzicka is this year’s selection to be grand marshal of the Christmas parade, which kicks off the 39th annual Ste.…

Veterans Parade

November 16, 2023

Veterans rode in the downtown parade Ste. Genevieve R-II and Valle Catholic schools put on to honor veterans last Friday, two days before official Veterans Day.

Beating the Rain

November 3, 2023

Although heavy rain Saturday evening  postponed the Deja Vu Spirit Reunion until Nov. 4, it did not stop the earlier Rural Heritage Day and Spooktacular activities. (More photos are on Page 4B.) The Spirit Reunion will now be 5:30-8 p.m., Nov. 4. Gary Scheel (Lt. Col. J. Felix St.James), Mary Elise Okenfuss (the Okenfuss family)…

Night of the Werewolf

October 25, 2023

Redemption was a key to traditional French loup garou, or werewolf tales. French Colonial America’s “Night of the Werewolf” Saturday, saw a member of the local militia,”Ron,” disappear, and  return as a werewolf. He was eventually captured and wounded by silver bullets which returned him to his human form.