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KUDOS to the Ste. Genevieve community for showing hospitality to Kevin Vallee, the visitor from Montreal, Canada.
Thanks to the Herald staff for the story about the Chinese spy balloon. I saw a map on TV that tracked the balloon and it looked like it came right over Ste. Genevieve county. I did not see it myself, but I was glad to have my suspicions validated. If I had seen it myself, I would have made a rude gesture towards it. China needs to take care of their own people; not spy on us.
Thank you to Neal Wehner and the Catholic Church for their gracious and thoughtful help with the funeral and burial of our son. Both were so kind and supportive. Merci beaucoup
Congratulations to the new owner of the former Steiger Jewelers. I hope she has successful run. Now, does anyone know of a computer specialist who will make house calls? Ste. Gen could really use one of those.
Way to go, Chelsie Montgomery , for organizing the rescue of Lucy the coon hound. There is 🐶🐶a special place in heaven for people like you.🐶
I was happy to hear about the $20 million bond issue for the local schools. It is definitely worth pursuing especially for ADA upgrades. We attended grandparents day at Ste. Genevieve Elementary School this year. My husband uses a wheelchair when he has to walk long distances. We weren’t that familiar with the school and, seeing no visible handicapped entrance, I had to lift/drag his wheelchair up numerous steps while he slowly climbed the same staircase. Fortunately, someone in the office saw us and came out to help. She showed us the cafeteria delivery entrance and we entered there. This worked but is probably not ADA compliant and can be a disruption to the food service workers. I imagine this will be on a future ballot so I encourage everyone to vote “YES.”
Thanks to Holcim and MRC for hosting the recycling event this past Saturday. Everything was run smoothly and efficiently. It would be great to have it twice a year.
Thank you so much for all the people that made Veterans Day extra special for the Veterans. Virgil Boyer did a fantastic job at the Legion and thank you all (students and community members) for the hard work you did for the meal. Thank you Kyle Schweiss and Carrie Gegg for organizing everything for the Veterans. The parade was awesome. It was so touching for the Veterans to see people lined along the parade route waving their flags. To see kids from kindergarten to high school holding signs and thanking the Veterans. The Veterans Day program at the Ste. Genevieve High School was great. Thank you for the speakers and the choir. It means a lot for the Veterans to hear their service song and to recognize the Veterans for each branch of the service. You all did a excellent job recognizing the Veterans. Thank you all for your kindness and thoughtfulness. What a great community we live in.
I like the sound of pages turning that has been added to the e-edition.
Thumbs up to Bill and Sarah Kraemer for sharing their story about the horrors of opioid addiction. It can’t be easy to bare your soul to a small community like Ste. Genevieve. They are brave people indeed. I hope their story helps to save some lives.
Sadly, it seems our Prosecutor has fallen prey to the “good ole boy” ways of Ste. Genevieve. Our children can be hurt, abused and assaulted to the point of attempted murder but Ste. Genevieve could care less. Our own newspaper doesn’t even report on this news but Perryville, St. Francois County, Cape, Jackson and even Festus can print the Ste. Genevieve news in their papers when the story is out. Open your eyes people, Lawyers and Judges from other areas can’t stand Ste. Genevieve and refuse to run for any elected Government seats because how backwards this town truly is. Our own children are not safe here. Instead of talking about it, why doesn’t the community get together and get the old out and put in new. Maybe then, Ste. Genevieve could be a respectable place to live and have our children, grandchildren and even our great grandchildren grow up safe. Instead, the county hides secrets and brushes perpetrators under the rug. Sad sad sad.
When I purchased a different car and needed to pay sales tax I went to the Perryville DMV and was there less than 30 minutes. Saw a couple other people there from Ste Gen County. Later I received a notice for my other car to renew tags. Mailed requirements, per renewal card, to Jefferson City. Received new plates in mail within 10 days. Only cost 52 cents. Hope this helps someone who planned on going to Festus or elsewhere.
Thumbs up to Mr. Nelson and Ms. Kreitler for dogging the state about awarding the contract for a license office. I will tàke their advice and write a letter to the governor and license bureau urging them to hurry up. Meanwhile, it is back to Festus to get in line at 7AM to get new tags 🙁
Thumbs up to Toby Carrig and the Ste Gen. Herald staff for always providing our community with a top notch newspaper. Toby – Good luck in your new venture.
Thank you to the Ste. Genevieve Library director and team for all of the hard work they put in during the quarantine to update the book selection of the library. The summer reading program, the collaboration with the Art Guild, and the numerous other clubs and amenities they offer is an outstanding and much-needed addition to this community. Thank you!!