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Railroad Ferry Remains Visible In Low River

October 19, 2022

With the Mississippi River falling below one foot at the Chester, Illinois gauge, ghostly remains of the old railroad ferry landing have become visible for the first time in recent years. The ferry  (below) shuttled trains across the river until 1961. The river was projected to drop below 0 feet by Tuesday.  The lowest it…

Spooky Fun

October 12, 2022

The Foundation For Restoration will hold its annual Deja Vu Spirit Reunion in Memorial Cemetery, Oct. 22. The traditional event, which raises funds to help upkeep the historic burial grounds, has members portraying the spirits of local colonial-era leaders. At left, Ellie Douglas portrays Odile Valle in 2016.

Regional Film Company Completes Filming Thriller Here

October 5, 2022

By MARK EVANS Motion Dog Films, an established independent film company out of Farmington, has just concluded filming a supernatural thriller in Ste. Genevieve. Much of the film was shot at the historic Ste. Genevieve Academy, built in 1808. The film, titled “The Spring,” takes leading lady Mary Michelle back and forth between today…

Valle Homecoming

September 28, 2022

Sons Of Union Veterans Educate And Entertain

September 28, 2022

By MARK EVANS No doubt visitors to Ste. Genevieve are charmed by the dramatic reenactments of Civil War incidents and by the Sons of Union Veterans’ fired volleys. Entertaining tourists, however, is not at the heart of the Civil War organization. Rather, keeping the memory of the War Between the States alive and educating…

Camp Also Honors The Fallen

September 28, 2022

By MARK EVANS Honoring the fallen is also important to members of the J. Felix St. James Camp # 326, Sons of Union Veterans (SUV). For instance, they do a memorial for their namesake, Lt. Col. J. Felix St. James on the anniversary of either his death date (April 8) or his burial date…

Hurra Zum Oktoberfest!

September 21, 2022

A large crowd turned out for Oktoberfest over the weekend. Part of the fun was the Wiener Dog Races as part of Oktoberfest Sunday.

Big Event

September 14, 2022

The Ste. Genevieve County Fair Board put on a truck pull Saturday evening at the fairgrounds. More photos are in the print edition.

Afternoon Fun

September 14, 2022

Carnahan & Co. performed in the back yard of Brix Urban Winery Saturday afternoon.

Basler Keeps Local Flying Tradition Alive In Historic Plane

September 7, 2022

By MARK EVANS Coming in from the north, Leon Basler brought the small plane down smoothly on the small grass airstrip – just as he had more than five decades earlier. Basler is still flying, 55 years after making his first flight with his instructor Louis Sexauer in the back seat. In fact, for…