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Civil War Reenactment

August 24, 2022

The Ste. Genevieve Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp 326 invite the public to their Civil War camp to be held Aug. 27 at the Felix Valle House State Historic Site 198 Merchant St. from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors will see a soldier’s camp and equipment, review lists of over…

‘Abby’ Rescued Deep In Cave

August 24, 2022

By MARK EVANS Fortunately for Abby, a canine from just north of Perryville, Robert Kavailiauskas of Ste. Genevieve decided to take his family and some other children cave exploring Aug. 6. That visit led to Abby being rescued from a dark cave prison. “We had planned a cave trip down to Perryville for three…

Jour de Fete

August 17, 2022

Center, visitors check out the Stitches Over Time quilt show. At bottom, Bill Oberle tells the story of Oberle sausage during Project Pioneer recognition in the opening ceremonies. At right, a large crowd attended.

Ste. Gen. Trolley Adds Sixth Vehicle To Growing Business

August 17, 2022

By MARK EVANS For the first quarter of the 20th century, horse and electric-powered trolleys or streetcars were prevalent in most large and medium-sized cities. Six years ago, Sam and Oberle decided to bring the concept back to life. The historic town seemed like a perfect fit or an old-fashioned mode of transportation. They…

Antique Mall Gets Big Reception First Week

August 10, 2022

By MARK EVANS Excitement is high at the newly-opened Ste. Genevieve Antique Mall. The business opened last Monday, in the former home of Kisco Boiler Works, on Market Street, just across the railroad tracks and past the Welcome Center. There are currently 70 eight-by-eight-foot booths. Phase I of the project incorporates 10,000 square feet…

Chaumette’s Grapevine Grill Voted No. 1 In Nation

August 10, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Connoisseurs of fine food have recognized a local restaurant as the best of the best. Chaumette Winery has been ranked No. 1 in the nation in a USA Today Readers’ Choice contest for best winery restaurant. Chaumette ranked ahead of runner-up The Restaurant at Justin at San Robles, Calif.…

Soul Cracker Wraps Up Music Series

August 4, 2022

The 2022 Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Summer Music Series wound up last Friday night with Soul Cracker filling in for Bob Seger tribute band Silver Bullet STL. Silver Bullet members contracted COVID-19 and had to cancel. Soul cracker played a variety of classic rock, to wrap up the series. It was the second substitution.…

Silver Bullet Cancels; Soul Cracker To Perform

July 27, 2022

Popular Bob Seger tribute band Silver Bullet STL has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be performing this Friday night in the final week of the Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Summer Music Series. However, Chamber Director Dena Kreitler has announced that the band has made arrangements for a substitute band, Soul Cracker, to…

Almost Famous Up Next, Followed By Silver Bullet

July 20, 2022

Almost Famous is  the next band to hit the stage in the 2022 Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Summer Music Series. The group, who take the stage  Friday night at 8 p.m., formed in 2015 as a five-piece cover band. Its website lists classic rock, country, acoustic and more. “Whether you are the wild dance…

Honey Festival Big Draw

July 6, 2022

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Many encouraging signs were seen during the Second Annual Honey Festival and Market, held June 25. “Overall we thought it was a huge success,” said Amanda Hutchings of Harold’s Famous Bee Company, the festival’s sponsor. “Some estimates are that four to five thousand people braved the summer heat to…