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Thirty Years Ago, Flood Crest Hit 49.67 Feet

August 9, 2023

By MICHAEL BOYD JR. STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD The Flood of 1993 was one of the most tragic times in the city of Ste. Genevieve, yet one of the most heroic times as well as it brought together the entire community. Around the Fourth of July  –  30 years ago  –  the Mississippi River itself decided…

Volunteers Getting Harder To Come By

August 3, 2023

By Michael Boyd Jr STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD As the Ste. Genevieve County Fair has now passed and Jour de Fete approaches, the issue of volunteers has come to the forefront. Both events rely heavily on volunteers – something that is becoming increasingly harder to find. But, let’s be honest. Getting and keeping volunteers has always…

Gibson Wants to Give Landmarks New Life

July 26, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Local landmarks in Ste. Genevieve and Bloomsdale are getting new leases on life. Brock Gibson bought the old Beacon Café north of Bloomsdale and the Sandbar in Ste. Genevieve, and has big plans for both. The Beacon, which operated from the 1930s until it was gutted by a fire…

Pyromaniacs Will Be Final Summer Show

July 26, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Thew final performance in the 2023 Ste. Genevieve Chamber of Commerce Summer Music Series is here. This Friday, Pyromaniacs, a Def Leppard tribute band, hits the stage, to wrap up the summer series.  The band is consists of well known St. Louis area musicians including Jonny Kruse, Steve Hubbard,…

Honey Festival

June 29, 2023

Visitors got to sample pure honey, watch beekeeping demonstrations, hear live music and shop for unique items at the Third Annual Honey Festival and Market  last Saturday. More photos will appear in the July 5 edition.

Mueller Fell In Love With Local History; Enjoys Problem-Solving

June 20, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD The transition from engineer to historian is not as foreign as one might think. “I really spent my whole career solving problems. That’s what they teach engineers,” Bob Mueller said. “So when you retire, how are you going to solve problems? History was my outlet for that. You ask…

Theatre Guild Putting On ‘You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown’

June 13, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD One of America’s favorite groups of friends will be brought to life this weekend when the Ste. Genevieve Theatre Guild presents “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” Based on Charles Schultz’s beloved “Peanuts” cartoon strip and animated television specials, the musical’s music and lyrics were created by Clark Gesner…

SAR Honors Ft. San Carlos Defenders

June 6, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD David Shaul, president of the Missouri Sons of the American Revolution, presented a plaque commemorating the role the Ste. Genevieve militia played in the Battle of Fort San Carlos, May 26. Morning and afternoon ceremonies were held and the names of participating militia members were read. THE BATTLE Spain…

McGregor Speaks On Memorial Day

May 30, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Those who paid the ultimate price to preserve American freedom were honored Monday morning. Ste. Genevieve Veterans of foreign Wars (VFW) # 2210 hosted the annual Memorial Day ceremony, also featuring American Legion Posts 150 and 554, Legion and VFW auxiliaries, American Legion Riders, Sons of the American Legion…

Quilting For a Cause

May 25, 2023

By MARK EVANS STE. GENEVIEVE HERALD Once a month they come, needles and thimbles in hand, to quilt for a cause. No one is certain just how long ago the Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary quilting sessions began.  Auxiliary Chairperson Toni Vaeth has been at it since 2005. “When I joined in 2005, it…