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Education: National ‘Red Ribbon Week’ will be observed Oct. 23-31

By Editor | October 21, 2021

By ERIC VICCARO eviccaro@stegenherald.com Red Ribbon Week will begin across the nation, and here in Ste. Genevieve County, on Oct. 25. Students from the Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District, Valle Catholic and St. Agnes of Bloomsdale gathered with mayor Paul Hassler, police chief Eric Bennett and Ste. Genevieve County sheriff Gary Stolzer at Ste.…

In The Schools: SGES Celebrates Dot Day

By Editor | October 13, 2021

  Ste. Genevieve Elementary School recently celebrated International DOT day this year. Students, faculty and staff wore polka dots, created art using dots and participated in other activities. Teachers read to their students, “The Dot,” by Peter J. Reynolds. The book promotes that everyone has value and can make their own mark in the world.…

In The Schools: Valle Blesses The Pets

By Editor | October 13, 2021

  Valle Catholic Schools two weeks ago conducted the annual blessing of pets, to coincide with the Feast of St. Francis Assisi on Oct. 4. The feast commemorates the life of St. Francis, who was born in the 12th Century A.D. He is known as the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment,…

Trollinger Earns Grant

By Editor | September 29, 2021

From Ste. Genevieve R-II District Ste. Genevieve Elementary School first- and second-grade intervention teacher Stacy Trollinger was recently selected to receive a $500 grant from the Missouri Retired Teachers Foundation. Trollinger used the grant for classroom supplies — bolstering students’ educational experiences this year. The Missouri Retired Teachers Association encompasses 14 regions statewide, with more…

Klahs Earns Rigali Service Award

By Editor | August 25, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM BLOOMSDALE — St. Agnes School principal Debra Klahs was recently honored for her lengthy career in education. Klahs was the recipient of the 2021 Cardinal Rigali Service Award, which was created several years ago as an expression of recognition and appreciation for long-term employees. In addition to serving as St.…

Sulkowski Honored As Top Regional Counselor

By Editor | April 14, 2021

FROM STAFF REPORTS Ste. Genevieve High School counselor Kelly Sulkowski just received a prestigious honor. Sulkowski was recognized by the Southeast Missouri School Counselors Association as the regional secondary school counselor of the year. “I was touched to find out that I had been chosen for this recognition,” Sulkowski said in a prepared statement from…

Dragons Excel In Speech & Debate

By Editor | January 6, 2021

By ERIC X. VICCARO EVICCARO@STEGENHERALD.COM Ste. Genevieve High School speech and debate team members have excelled in recent competitions. “I am immensely proud of the kids who have excelled this year,” said Ste. Genevieve coach Christia Gugel, who also serves the district as a language arts instructor. “Part of the reason kids get involved in…

‘Voice Of Democracy’ Winners Revealed

By Editor | December 2, 2020

Three Ste. Genevieve High School students were recognized through Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2210’s annual “Voice of Democracy” contest. The theme of this year’s oral essay was “Is This the Country the Founders Envisioned?” Freshman Madison Travis took top honors, earning $200 from the VFW Auxiliary. Courtney Rector was second, earning $150, while…

R-II Homecoming To Include Dance, But No Parade

By Editor | September 24, 2020

So long, Homecoming parade. Hello, Mask-erade Dance. Those are the major differences this year as Homecoming Week continues today at Ste. Genevieve High School with students wearing tie-dye clothes and the traditional powder puff football game this evening at 6:30 p.m. “We want Homecoming Week to be a unifying experience,” student council president Adalynn Taylor…

SGCMH Makes Donation

By Editor | September 16, 2020

New Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer Dr. Steve Pautler, center, stands with Ste. Genevieve assistant principal Dr. John Boyd and Valle Catholic president Fr. Edward Nemeth for a check presentation during halftime of the football game on Sept. 4 at Fr. John Dempsey Field. Every year, SGCMH provides physicals for Ste. Genevieve…