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  1. Anonymous on March 21, 2024 at 10:36 am

    President Biden and the Democratic Party invited the enemy to our country…………and they came. I doubt that the USA can overcome the damage he and the Democratic Party have done to our country. It will never be the same folks.

  2. Anonymous on February 22, 2024 at 9:33 pm

    Thanks to the Herald for running the story about the Trump sign in Bloomsdale. I find the candidate himself to be offensive but that is beside the point. People have a right to support the candidate of their choice. But the statement about “s###show” is very offensive and I agree with that teacher about either finding a way to get it taken down or passing some municipal laws to prevent offensive words/statements on signs in the future.

  3. Editor on January 24, 2024 at 8:13 am

    We’re guessing you had one hand not on the right home row keys and meant to type “Why was my last comment not published?” It appears your last comment, a lengthy one, about Jim Hightower’s Lowdown WAS indeed published.

  4. Anonymous on January 22, 2024 at 4:15 pm

    Why was ny kast cinnebt bit oybkusged? Not Republican enought?

  5. Anonymous on January 21, 2024 at 11:05 pm

    And apropos of “banned” books, I just found “The Truth about Banned Books” by James Fishback on The Free Press for January 17. Discusses the dearth of conservative-leaning books in school libraries versus the wealth of “progressive” or leftist ones. Good comments, too.

  6. Anonymous on January 19, 2024 at 4:58 pm

    Some time ago I read in Jim Hightower’s HIGHTOWER’S LOWDOWN the quote, “The oppocite of courage is not cowardous, but compliance.”
    Compliance seems like a harmless enough word, until I compare it with “cooperation.” Conforming to a herd mentality as apposed to working together for a common good, are quite didfferent. Compliance is usually done without much thought or questioning of what I am doing,or why, while cooperation requires some thought and decision making. In today’s culture so much of what we do is simple compliance to what is considered “normal”. We go along with the crowd, cultural fads, social pressures to conform to what is socially acceptable, and so on. This is not the same as obeying laws and regulations that are safeguards for all of us.

    Today, it seems to me that we as citizens of this nation, we must be more alert to the decisions we make or the ideas of what is good or harmful. We are bombarded with so much information or disinformation, so much pressure to think or act certain ways, to trust or distrust our institutions, including government, etc. In a time of so much chaos and dividsion, we cannot just slide along with the crowd, indiffierent to what we are doing or where we are going. There is too much at stake to not pay attention to what we are doing and how much we simply and blindlly comply. Our democracy is under sever threat, the future of our planet is being destroyed, and we as a people have more in common than differences and must work together for a peaceful future. We must speak up, challenge the lies, and question the authority of those who want to lead us away from a real democracy and a safe and peaceful world.

  7. Anonymous on January 4, 2024 at 2:57 pm

    Very well said: “the ultimate and best guide through childhood for any and all children are always with their parents.” Those who seek to brush aside parents’ concerns about appropriate material for children in their schools’ classes and libraries should respect this fact. And we should make a habit of differentiating between supposedly “banning” books by making them totally unavailable versus designating them for suitable age brackets.

  8. Anonymous on December 30, 2023 at 10:54 am

    I would agree that some limitations are advisable when it comes to bringing children into contact with age-inappropriate books and not in contact with pornography. By law pornography must be shelved behind counters and unavailable to minors. However, I do not believe in banning books or burning them. That is a limitation on free speech and reminiscent of Hitler Germany. It is up to the parents to be proactive and available in their classrooms, public and school libraries as well as at bookstores helping and guiding their children’s selections of books and other materials. Books are already shelved by age and should a child pick a book from an older or more adult section, hopefully the parent would be there or should be notified with a conversation. Parent’s should also be noticing what children bring home in their backpacks. There is one book on a banned book list called And Tango Makes Three. I happen to like it. It is a true story about an abandoned baby penguin that was raised at the New York City Zoo by two male penguins. It’s a heartfelt story and who wouldn’t want males to be loving and caring especially in the raising of children. But if you don’t like it, don’t access it with your own children. Parents are ultimately responsible for what their children read, do and say up until the age of 18. I used to get imploring from my own children about rated movies. I always reminded them that after age 18, they could and would make their own decisions, but until then, I was responsible for what they were viewing. I recall when teaching, some parents were letting their 5 year old children watch the Dark Knight (PG-13) for violence. I tried to share how children can imitate and try to understand what they see and read in their play, hence more violent play. The same is for gun play. It doesn’t mean children are going to go out and shoot someone, but that they are only trying to understand about violence and guns. That’s how they can learn. So, as with everting, the ultimate and best guide through childhood for any and all children are always with their parents.

  9. Anonymous on September 20, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    I generally concur with the Democratic Club’s belief that “no book should be censored or restricted” and its desire to celebrate “the right to read without limitations.” However, would it concede that some limitations are advisable when it comes to bringing children into contact with age-inappropriate books? And what about child pornography?

  10. Anonymous on September 20, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    I generally concur with the Democratic Club’s belief that “no book should be censored or restricted” and its desire to celebrate “the right to read without limitations.” However, would it concede that some limitations are advisable when it comes to bringing children into contact with age-inappropriate books. And what about child pornography?

  11. Anonymous on September 13, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Seniors beware of a new phone scam going around. I received an unsolicited call claiming to be from my health insurance company that offered to see if I was eligible for free genetic testing. After a few generic questions, they wanted me to give them my Medicare number. That was the tip off that this was a probable scam. AARP magazine frequently has articles about these types of scams. Fortunately, I was on my game that day and promptly hung up. Make sure you do the same and never give out your Medicare number to anyone you don’t call yourself.

  12. Anonymous on July 10, 2023 at 9:22 am

    When did President Biden or anyone in his administration ever suggest starting a Civil War? The only thing President Biden has ever advocated for has been equality and equity with life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all as noted in our Declaration of Independence. I am actually grateful for the legislation Biden and his team have been able to pass with some bipartisan help including the Infrastructure Bill and the Chips Act. While only 1 Missouri representative voted for it, with these monies, Governor Parson will finally be able to have 6 lanes on I-70 from St. Louis to K.C. not to mention replacing all the dilapidated bridges, Wi-Fi for all areas, cyberattack and wildfire protection, safe water infrastructure and more. The Chips Act will help us bring our manufacturing back home with new less deadly manufacturing rather than working in coal mines. With President Biden, our economy is better than ever. Unemployment has been down for 30 months currently only at 3.6%. Inflation is coming down at 4% after going though a pandemic, supply chain struggles as well as a war in Ukraine. In Europe inflation is at 10%. What American would ever advocate for a Civil War? Didn’t we learn enough from the first one? Hopefully, when we the people disagree, we can have civil political discourse and work to make America even better and stronger for all. We just came through our 247th 4th of July. Let’s make sure that we always stand together as the United States of America.

  13. Anonymous on June 27, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    It must be extremely frustrating dealing with the Gegg property. I can’t believe that the City of Ste. Genevieve can’t do more to resolve the problem. Can some type of Eminent Domain be used? How long do taxes have to be delinquent before the property can be seized and sold? If Ms. Gegg would respond to communications she could probably work out a deal with the city to get something done. The longer she ignores this the less likely it will be that a deal could be made.

  14. Anonymous on June 23, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Reading about the poll on renaming sports teams and while a sports fan especially when my teams are winning, I was a little bit surprised at the response about being too “woke”. Being woke is a new, popular term for being empathetic, sensitive, kind and caring about others. I do not recall anyone I know who is not empathetic, sensitive, kind and caring about others, so I really don’t understand any of the concern about being too woke. If renaming a team is being empathetic, sensitive, kind and caring to others, then go for it. We will still love our teams no matter their names.

    Just sign me a very old Ste. Genevievian.

  15. Anonymous on March 29, 2023 at 9:34 am

    Despite this issue (3-29-23) being the last print before the election, why wasn’t the mayoral race and candidate forum comments included on the cover of The Herald?

  16. Anonymous on February 21, 2023 at 3:35 pm

    What is going on with the theft of road signs? I live at Grayhawk and all of our road signs were stolen. It cost $40 each to replace them all. This was an expense our little community did not need. Road signs are vital out here. If this is one of those inane Tik-Tok challenges, it needs to be stopped. Parents please tell your teens not to do this.

  17. Editor on December 10, 2022 at 2:14 pm

    Well, this website here is only news, etc. However, the Facebook page we may post other things that we feel many might enjoy (feel-good stuff), including a local cat watching sports. If you don’t like, scroll past it, no worries. You’ll find a little bit of everything on it. Have a nice day.

  18. Anonymous on December 10, 2022 at 9:08 am

    The Biden Administration is trying to start a civil war in the United States of America!

  19. Anonymous on December 9, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    I’d appreciate if the administrators of the Herald’s Facebook page would get back to posting actual news, not just sharing photos of cats and nature.

  20. Anonymous on September 13, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    In regards to how I feel about paying for someone else’s college education: I am all for it. Anytime an average American can get a break, I say give it to them. We need to get away from this attitude that if someone else gets a break, it takes something away from me. College is no walk in the park. A person works hard and makes sacrifices to get a degree. Besides, there are income caps. We are not forgiving the loans of Bill Gates’s kids.

  21. Anonymous on August 25, 2022 at 9:35 am

    Since you work 40 or more hours per week to pay for your everyday needs necessities, how do you feel about paying for someone else’s college education?

  22. Anonymous on June 5, 2022 at 12:12 pm

    What President Biden is doing to this country is beyond terrible. With the open border, inflation, and lawlessness, I don’t see how this country can ever be the same.
    Please keep in mind the terrible condition this country is in when you vote in November and decide if you want the conditions of the country to continue to decline or return to being the good old USA.
    President Biden and the Democrats are not good for the USA!

  23. Anonymous on April 4, 2022 at 9:44 am

    When should the warning at train crossing be full blast.
    A. Always
    B. 11.45 P.M.
    C, 3:00 A.M
    D 6:00 A.M.
    E. Never

    A small tourist town we are. Peaceful and Beautiful.

  24. Anonymous on April 4, 2022 at 9:37 am

    Our lovely tourist community is growing by the day.
    I have question…
    When is it necessary to blast the train whistle?
    A. Always
    B. At 11;00 P.M
    C. At 3 A. M.
    D. Never

  25. Anonymous on April 2, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    I’m surprised the Herald has not deemed the resignation of an elected county official as newsworthy. Unless I missed an article, I have not seen it reported at all. One would think the voters of this county would like to know why the Public Administrator suddenly resigned.

  26. Anonymous on March 8, 2022 at 10:16 am

    While we are thanking people for inflation, don’t forget China for COVID 19 and Russia for “electing” Vladimir Putin.

  27. Anonymous on February 25, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    Notice to all consumers:
    If you are happy to pay more for gas, groceries, utilities, and nearly everything else you buy, please call or write President Biden and thank him.

    PS. Also thank him for buying oil from Russia to support his invasion of Ukraine.

  28. Editor on February 11, 2022 at 1:54 pm

    We will begin having two people double-check the puzzle before the Mailbag goes out. We are glad people are now looking inside and saving the Mailbag.

  29. Anonymous on February 11, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Would someone PLEASE check the Shoppers’ Mailbag crossword before publication? This week’s clues do not align with the puzzle. The across clues end at 65, but across on the puzzle grid ends at 43. The down clues end at 56, but the puzzle’s last down location is 36.

  30. Anonymous on January 13, 2022 at 5:58 am

    Dear Dawn 😭
    Please forgive me ! I had known idea omg
    I will forever regret seeing your wonderful face , hearing your votive one last time.
    My heart is truly broken,,,,love.

  31. Anonymous on October 6, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Too the Herald is extremely bias and one sided. Maybe instead of pushing propaganda, you should report the facts (Jason Smith, I’m talking to you). This exactly what you accuse the other side of doing, brainwashing. News should not be the ramblings of a narrow-minded crybaby, it should be objective. Where’s the integrity at the Herald?

  32. Anonymous on September 23, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Hate is taught. We are not born with it. It is sad that my children can’t go a day at the local public school without hearing the N word being thrown around as if it were nothing. And we all know where these kids are learning it, their parents. Well, news for you racists, soon you will be the minority.

  33. Anonymous on September 10, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Former Navy Seal Rob O’Neill, who killed Bin Laden, stated that it didn’t matter if the US pulled out of Afghanistan 5 years ago, this year, 30, 40 or 50 years from now, the Taliban were going to take that country back over. For hundreds of years, various countries tried to liberate Afghanistan, and when those countries left, it was taken over again and again. As far as whether the Biden or Trump administrations would have done better, I find it rather amusing to hear that anyone would state that the trump administration could handle the matter better, as everything that administration did was a complete and total disaster. Drawing troops out was going to be a mess no matter who was in office.

  34. Anonymous on August 13, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    With the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Missouri, it’s appalling that our Governor and other elected officials in Jefferson City continue to campaign against Covid vaccinations. I surmise that it’s either ignorance or total disrespect for human life. And to think they’ll be asking for your vote the next time they’re up for election, let’s see how that works out for them.

  35. Anonymous on August 4, 2021 at 10:03 am

    Just took the survey this week for who is running the country. What clown put this together??? It’s being filmed at Tyler Perry’s place?????Obviously, these surveys are designed from the humor aspect. Or, as the editor as proclaimed to it’s readers is a Republican, he takes his parties known less than bright mentality! I took the survey to express my opinion, but this is not a survey, it’s high school silly rhetoric. Actually, I doubt a high school paper would be this inane.

  36. Anonymous on July 27, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Shame on the Herald for publishing the “ad” in the July 27th edition that implied 9000 people died after receiving the Covid vaccine. Free speech not withstanding, misleading lies like this are not helping us control this pandemic. Missouri is battling Texas and Florida for first place in the number of Covid cases. Nothing to be proud of! Just because someone pays for such an ad does not mean you have to publish it. The fact that it was anonymous makes it even more unworthy of publication. Journalism has ethics you know.

  37. Anonymous on July 10, 2021 at 3:16 pm

    DEMAND high speed internet for all!! Ste. Genevieve will not be able to economically development if all areas are not able to connect at 25Mbps or higher. Right now only one to two providers serve the area and it is very limited. Children growing up here now will leave and prospective residents will look elsewhere. Ste Genevieve will be powerless against other areas that provide modern infrastructure. The town needs to get out of the dark ages and look toward its future. They should be demanding this necessity for their own vitality and advancement as well as for their children. Does Ste. Genevieve want to cultivate its rich historical legacy or watch it disconnect and fade away?

  38. Anonymous on July 10, 2021 at 3:08 pm

    Does Ste Genevieve want to progress? Do they want more economic development? In order to ensure this, they must invest in high speed internet expansion. Some locations have at least two providers but are not able to connect with speeds higher than 25Mbps. The amount is only enough for 1-2 people streaming or possibly 5 devices connected. Quite limiting when focusing on the retention and recruitment of employees. Children growing up here now will definitely move out just as potential residents will look elsewhere. Residents should be demanding more for their own vitality and advancement. High speed internet is no longer an accessory but a necessity. Demand it!! Ste. Genevieve will be left behind if it cannot provide modern infrastructure that larger, more competitive areas can. Think about it, does Ste Genevieve want to continue its historical legacy or let it disconnect and fade away?

  39. Anonymous on April 17, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    I remember back in September making a comment about Democratic candidates raising their hands when asked if they would give free health care to illegals. Another reader commented that my comment was incorrect. Well now the illegals are pouring across the border and Joe Biden is giving them free healthcare and free education and many other things. if the reader that responded back then is reading please watch FOX NEWS if direct TV channel 360 and it will open your eyes.

  40. Anonymous on March 23, 2021 at 3:37 pm

    I heard that people in the urban areas are complaining that they have to drive hours to rural areas in Missouri to get the COVID vaccination. Rather than stir up another divisive controversy, can’t we all agree that the whole vaccination situation has been a chaotic mess for everybody? By sheer luck, I was given an appointment to get the vaccine in early February (I am diabetic). I live in Ste. Genevieve county but I had to drive to Mercy-South in St. Louis to get my first shot and to a Mercy clinic in Kirkwood to get my second. My husband goes to the VA clinic in Farmington but had to drive to Poplar Bluff to get his first and second shots. Everything should have been coordinated through the county health departments. Every county has one and no one would have to drive that far. I will be glad when this nightmare is over. Until then, everyone stay safe and do the best you can to keep everyone else safe.

  41. Anonymous on March 11, 2021 at 2:55 pm

    It would certainly be helpful if the citizens of Ste Genevieve county would have a venue to use to register for a Corona Virus vaccination. At present there are many who would like to be vaccinated but have no way to register. Everyone doesn’t have a cellphone, a computer, and certainly not a Facebook account. Perhaps something as simple as a phone number, posted in the newspaper, to call and have their name added to a registry at the Health Department would help alleviate this situation. They could then be called and given an appointment. After reading that there is Cares Act money available and the Health Department is a taxpayer supported entity, why not put them to use and perhaps folks would no longer have to jump through hoops to get vaccinated. Other surrounding counties are doing this, why not Ste Genevieve county?

  42. Anonymous on February 10, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I would like to see the city explore Yellow Flashing Lights that the pedestrian can activate when he/she is crossing the crosswalk on Pine Street. The Yellow Flashing lights are activated with the push of a button. I would like to see the board of alderman consider this option. This type of light is used at a local lime plant in town and is very effective.

  43. Anonymous on November 28, 2020 at 7:27 pm

    Greetings, I traveled down to your beautiful town to the Memorial Cemetery to do some genealogy research.
    I was rather stunned at the house on the corner, I’m sure the community knows which house I mean. .I certainly believe in the 1st ammendment. Could someone do a wellness Check? I am sincerely concerned. .

  44. Anonymous on November 4, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    Okay folks, are we enemies or do we have a common humanity that we share? Do we really want to be divided into opposing camps or do we want to work together to create a decent future for our kids, a community of people who share common values and a life where we work together to create a better world? It is important that we don’t let ourselves be jerked around by some politicians, many of whom main goals are determined by big corporations, financial institutions and those who have more wealth than most of us can comprehend. We the people have been used and abused by those who are only interested in their growth and power in our world. Our future is really not their concern. We are a necessary component of their successes and without us they would be quite helpless, but they don’t seem to realize this. We the people must work together to survive their greed and work together for the good of all of us.

  45. Anonymous on October 14, 2020 at 3:54 pm

    I did have to go to Festus again to renew tags on 2 vehicles. There was no line and I got waited on right away. But I was dismayed to learn that Ste. Gen is being held up by a frivolous lawsuit. Who does that? Three guesses.

  46. Anonymous on October 7, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    In response to the October 1st post about Medicaid and poor people. i understand that there are the poor that have no choice because of their situation. But there are also many that choose to be poor because they are to lazy to work and want all the free stuff.

  47. Anonymous on October 1, 2020 at 7:42 am

    In response to the person who is concerned about expanding Medicaid because of people who know how to “work the system” (Sept. 28) I have even greater concern about big corporation, financial institutions and many of the wealthy who know how to “work the system”. Millions and billions of dollars in subsidies, tax breaks and loopholes, which widen the gap between rich and poor, “are robbing the government” also. Why do so many of us hold the poor and often desperate people to a higher standard than those who are well off?

  48. Anonymous on September 30, 2020 at 11:10 am

    The Presidential Debate was one the most embarrassing things I have ever watched. It made me ashamed that this is the image that we put forth to the world, that, this is what democracy should look like. Shame on both candidates. I wish there was a realistic alternative. I don’t want to vote for either candidate.

  49. Anonymous on September 28, 2020 at 10:04 am

    There was a lady that sent a letter to the editor about expanding Mediicaid.
    I am totally against this due to the fact that there are so many people that know how to work the system and don’t want to work, thus they and their entire family is on Medicaid/, Stop robbing the government via Medicaid.. Just know that I am aware that there are some people that really need Medicaid. There needs to be something done about the population that doesn’t want to work and then we would not have to expand Medicaid.

  50. Anonymous on September 22, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    After reading “From the Right “ I find it interesting that the whole article was about abortion. I am a Democrat and against abortion. This single topic should not be the deciding factor on your vote. I don’t think this country has been so divided or so violent since the 1960’s. I blame this on Donald Trump. He encourages hatred and is an egomaniac. Did you know that Hitler was against abortion? Food for thought….

  51. Anonymous on September 21, 2020 at 5:36 pm

    Your publication promotes toxicity in a poll like this:

    Are you watching NFL games this year?

    With kneeling, disrespect & no St. Louis team, no thanks! (89%, 24 Votes)
    Yes. Thank goodness football is back! (11%, 3 Votes)

    Keep your journalistic fire burning and watch out for the scary people wanting equality.

  52. Anonymous on September 20, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I don’t think making the Herald political is a good idea or necessary.

  53. Anonymous on September 18, 2020 at 7:22 am

    I would appreciate if Herald management would reconsider next month’s “From the Left, From the Right” topic. COVID-19 is not a political issue. It is a public health issue. Masks should not be a political issue either. Certainly there are other political topics that could be addressed. I sincerely hope the Herald resumes its focus on reporting news in an accurate and timely manner, rather than promoting divisiveness in the community.

  54. Anonymous on September 11, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    (Free insurance for illegal person) Yes your statement is false. The statement in the debate was quote, “Raise your hand if your government plan would provide coverage for undocumented immigrants.” All raised their hands. Nowhere did the moderator say “free”. None of them would provide free healthcare for illegals… it wouldn’t even be free for citizens. Surely you’re not that gullible. The trump campaign (or maybe Putin) released a commercial after the debate showing the dems raising their hands and indicating that it would be free for illegals.

    Like I already said, they would let them BUY in to the government healthcare plan but it would not be subsidized for undocumented workers. They would be paying FULL PRICE.

    How many trump lies is it going to take for you guys to catch on?

  55. Anonymous on September 9, 2020 at 4:54 pm

    In response to the post on September 4th about FREE INSURANCE FOR ILLEGALS.
    When asked this question at the Democratic Debates–Do you support FREE INSURANCE FOR ILLEGALS every candidate raised their hands

  56. Anonymous on September 9, 2020 at 10:43 am

    In response to the September 4th post about Illegals. They all raised their hands when asked if they would support FREE HEALTH CARE for ILLEGALS during the Democratic Debates. That is not a false statement, anyone that watched the debates saw it.

  57. Anonymous on September 8, 2020 at 9:09 am

    In response to the August 25th post:
    My statement is not false.
    Did you watch the Democratic Debates for the Nomination of their Candidate?
    When asked if they would give a show of hands for all that would support “FREE HEALTHCARE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS”.
    All democratic candidate raised their hands in support of “FREE HEALTHCARE FOR ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS.

  58. Anonymous on September 4, 2020 at 10:39 am

    In response to the August 20th comment concerning voting in November, your statement is false. Biden will allow undocumented workers to BUY into the Affordable Care Act insurance plan but it will not be subsidized like it is for US citizens. If Trump would be doing what he said he would, there wouldn’t be any illegals to worry about. But in reality, while he was preaching to keep the undocumented workers out, he was also applying to bring more of them in to work at his golf course that we as tax payers are paying for currently. The swamp has never been deeper.

  59. Anonymous on August 25, 2020 at 1:41 pm

    A BIG SHOUT OUT to the Valle Teachers who are going the extra mile, making sure the students and staff are staying safe while starting another year of in class learning. Some of these teachers are personally delivering assignments to students that are unable to attend school for one reason or another! Your dedication is not going unnoticed. Thanks again

  60. Anonymous on August 25, 2020 at 7:20 am

    I want to give a BIG SHOUT OUT to the teachers at Valle Schools who are going the extra mile in helping the students and parents maintain a very safe and healthy learning environment. Please know that your extra time and efforts are not going unnoticed! Thanks for getting 2020-2021 school year off to a great start!

  61. Anonymous on August 20, 2020 at 6:26 am

    When voting in November, remember a vote for Joe Biden and the Democrats in the House and Senate get us closer to FREE HEALTHCARE FOR ALL ILLEGALS……..
    How fair is that to all the Americans that work their butts off to pay for healthcare? We already have to many lazy Americans that do not want to work and know how to work the system, getting free stuff.

  62. Anonymous on August 19, 2020 at 8:27 am

    i passed by Valle this morning. it was so refreshing to see the kids back at school. Gave me a feeling of confidence that everything was going to be OK!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. Editor on July 30, 2020 at 3:19 pm

    “LookingBack” will continue to be part of the Herald. Some unforseen circumstances caused us to have to omit one page last week on deadline — and it had to be a page without ads, which limited the options.

  64. Anonymous on July 28, 2020 at 12:03 am

    I/we, couldn’t help but noticing the omission of “Looking Back” in last week issue. With everything pretty much shut down because of stupid and nothing else to write about I would think you’d want to fill pages with ink. Please bring Looking Back, back.

  65. Anonymous on July 22, 2020 at 12:50 pm

    What is going on with everyone in this Town….. do we think the pandemic is over with ? Not by a long shot.. yes cases are down. You think you don’t need to wear a mask if you cant distance.. and what is up with local businesses not enforcing mask wearing or at least suggesting it…There are a couple that do but most don’t.. People in this town are walking around In stores and everywhere with no protection and NOT keeping 6 feet.. most disturbing is seeing someone in scrubs in the store with no mask… What DR,dentist or medical building or nursing home are they in.. sure would like to know so I don’t go there.. also seeing waiters and waitresses in stores with restaurant clothing on with no protection… I wont eat out because of that going on.. What is it with people that wont protect others in public places.. Don’t tell me it is your right. yes it starts with and R but it is a RESPONSIBILITY.. just like wearing a seat belt, NO shoes, No shirt NO service. No texting on phone when driving.. No driving while intoxicated… I remember the fit people threw when all this went into effect.. Guess what it saved lives and people got over it.. We have had some new cases in this community some from traveling to highly infected states.. coming home and not quarantining until they are sick.. Most people are proven to be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic showing no sypmtom’s.. so when you decide to go to these infected states just remember you may be bringing that virus with you and not know it; go to work or shopping in town and kill someone with it.. Community spread that is a good one… we don’t know where they have been or if they even had a mask on .. who and how many were infected by them? Thank you to all you responsible citizens that distance and wear your mask in public places.. I appreciate it and so do many others.

  66. Anonymous on July 19, 2020 at 4:28 pm

    $1700 boom mower spindle, must be made of Rhodium.

  67. Anonymous on July 15, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    I was glad to read that the Chamber is regularly checking up on the license office status. My driver’s license expired June 1st. Our Ste. Gen office was permanently closed at that point. I decided to try the one in Festus, but it did not have regular hours yet either. By late June, it was open again. The first time I went was around 11:30AM on June 29th. The clerk told me the list was already closed for DL renewal for that day. They weren’t taking appts. He clued me in that the line starts forming at 7:15AM to get on the list; the list usually closes between 11AM-12PM. The next day, I got there precisely at 7:15AM and there were 13 people already in line ahead of me. Fortunately, I made the list and got my renewal. What a nightmare! We need an office here in Ste. Genevieve ASAP. Keep on them. Maybe the Chamber needs to hire a lobbyist.

  68. Anonymous on July 11, 2020 at 1:08 pm


    The city is planning an RV Park. Why would they say that they are going to control the park and how people treat the area as far as trashing it up. The man with the property next door has a right to be upset. The city officials cant even control the residents of Ste. Genevieve as far as trashing up their properties. Several businesses and residents have to deal with that every day because they wont control the junked up properties in town.

  69. Anonymous on June 25, 2020 at 8:17 am

    I don’t agree with drivers actions but calling people rednecks, you’re no better than the driver of the truck. And by the way It’s called free speech.

  70. Anonymous on June 19, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    I can’t believe someone would drive by the “Black Lives Matter” protest with a confederate flag in their truck. What a jerk! We may not have a lot of blacks in our county but why would someone act like we’re back in history a 100 years. It makes us all look like a bunch of rednecks.

  71. Anonymous on June 19, 2020 at 2:29 pm

    I agree, shouldn’t we all try to support local. Especially during this time when most businesses are struggling.

  72. Editor on June 15, 2020 at 5:21 pm

    I see the Special Road District A board is planning a dinner at a restaurant in Bloomsdale. Since their tax base is derived from the city of Ste. Genevieve and the area surrounding it, you would think they might have their dinner within their district.

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