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Ste. Genevieve County celebrates 200th anniversary

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Monday's celebration began with an opening ceremony that included presentation of the colors. Monday's celebration began with an opening ceremony that included presentation of the colors.
The county commissioners presented during the celebration. (Source: Bob Mueller) The county commissioners presented during the celebration. (Source: Bob Mueller)
Bob Mueller, celebration committee chair (Source: Bob Mueller) Bob Mueller, celebration committee chair (Source: Bob Mueller)
Mayor Greminger, Rep. Fallert, Sen. Engler, Tom Schulte, Branden Fahey and US Rep. Carnahan (Source: Bob Mueller) Mayor Greminger, Rep. Fallert, Sen. Engler, Tom Schulte, Branden Fahey and US Rep. Carnahan (Source: Bob Mueller)
STE. GENEVIEVE, MO (KFVS) -

Ste. Genevieve County leaders celebrated the county's 200th anniversary Monday.

Ste. Genevieve County was formally established as a part of the Territory of Missouri on October 1st, 1812.

Monday's celebration began with an opening ceremony that included presentation of the colors, recognition of the men and women of Ste. Genevieve County who have served in the military, dedication of a 200th anniversary memorial tree, and placement of a time capsule, according to Bob Mueller with the Ste. Genevieve Historical Society.

This ceremony was followed by a reception.

A presentation on the history of the county was given. Art painted by Ste. Genevieve County artists with the county as the theme were on display as well.

Various county offices, both at the courthouse and offsite locations, held an open house until 3 p.m. with various historical documents on display.

Speakers included:

  • Garry Nelson, Ste. Genevieve County Presiding Commissioner
  • Dick Greminger Mayor of Ste. Genevieve
  • Joe Fallert, MO Representative District 104
  • Kevin Engler, MO Senator District 3
  • Tom Schulte representing United States Senator, Roy Blunt
  • Brendan Fahey representing United States Senator, Claire McCaskill
  • Russ Carnahan, United States Representative Third Congressional District
  • Gayla Langan - Commander Ste. Genevieve American Legion Post 150
  • Robert Mueller - Chairperson, 200th Anniversary Celebration Committee

The Honor Guard provided by Veterans of Foreign Wars Ste. Genevieve Post 2210.

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