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Several Fall Events Are Coming Up

October 18, 2023

In a spooky October that has included a Homecoming parade on Friday the 13th, there are more goose bumps in store. French Colonial America will put on its annual Night of the Werewolf, Saturday, Oct. 21. A lantern-led tour around the historic district will allow visitors to watch Ste. Genevieve’s colonial militia safeguard the town…

cystic fibrosis ride

October 11, 2023

Motorcycle and jeep riders take off for the Cruisin’ For A Cure Jeep & Motorcycle Ride for the inaugural Cystic Fibrosis Saturday morning. Event details will appear in the Oct. 18 edition.

Twenty Years Ago, Johnson Opened Rebuilt Chapel

October 11, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Not every winery and vineyard has a chapel. That makes Chaumette Winery and Vineyard unique. In addition to an award-winning restaurant and villas for overnight guests, Chaumette has had its own chapel for 20 years. St. Vincent’s-in-the-Vineyard is available for worship services, private meditation and weddings. Owners Hank and…

Preservation Workshop

October 4, 2023

Bob Yapp put on a historic preservation workshop on exterior painting at the historic but enigmatic Francois Valle II House (center photo). Below, participants work to remove paint. Yapp preaches that when houses are properly stripped, primed and painted, the paint jobs should last 15 to 25 years.

St. Elizabeth’s Honored

September 27, 2023

Mayor Brian Keim presents a proclamation, honoring St. Elizabeth’s Adult Day Care and observing National Adult Day Services Week  last Friday, to Debbie Allen, facility director.


September 20, 2023

Clockwise from top left, Valle Homecoming saw Miss Valle Kelsey Blum riding in the Homecoming parade, while Queen Adelyn Weiler, daughter of Ben and Robyn Weiler, was crowned by 2022 Queen Macy Wolk, the Class of 1963 in the parade.

Fourth-Generation Basler Funeral Home Marks 125th

September 13, 2023

By Michael Boyd Jr. Ste. Genevieve HERALD William McKinley was in his first term as the U.S. President, the short-lived Spanish-American War came and went in 100 days, launching the United States as a fledgling world power, the world’s first fatal automobile accident on a public highway was recorded, and funerals many times were held…

Bringing History To Life

September 6, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Ste. Genevieve’s Civil War history came to life Aug. 26. The state was sharply divided during the conflict. As local historian Bob Mueller noted during the re-enactment, the local French population had been around slavery for generations and tended to sympathize with the Confederacy. Most of the Germans who…

Rockets’ Red Glare

September 6, 2023

After fireworks were cancelled the Fourth of July weekend due to fire danger from severe drought in the Midwest, the city fireworks show, put together as always by Gary Roth, was held last Saturday night at Pere Marquette City Park, to celebrate Labor Day Weekend.

Civil War

September 1, 2023

A drunken enlisted man (played by Mike Schaaf) disagrees with General Order 13, which banned the selling of alcohol to local militia members, during the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War re-enactment last Saturday. More photos and details will be in the Sept. 6 Herald.