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  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

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

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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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