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Regional Roundup

Here’s a look at what’s happening around the region:

Ste. Genevieve board discusses bids for new fire house

The Ste. Genevieve Board of Aldermen discussed bids for a new city fire house on Sept. 6. The discussion primarily surrounded the advantages and disadvantages of a design/ build contract versus a construction management project. The meeting lasted more than two hours, but no formal action was taken.

An ordinance that will authorize the mayor to enter into a contract with St. Louis based A.J. Brown Co. will appear on the board’s next agenda.

Police arrest two in connection with kidnapping, assault

Two Ste. Genevieve County men accused of kidnapping and assault were arrested Aug. 31. According to police reports, the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department received a call to the 200 block of Highway 61 in Bloomsdale.

When they arrived on the scene an individual claimed he was being held inside an apartment against his will. The individual also said he had been beaten. Following an investigation the two suspects were arrested and taken into custody.

Washington County

Reaching Out to meet for Katrina fund-raising efforts

The Reaching Out committee has set a special meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Potosi Community Church to discuss fund-raising efforts to help victims of hurricane Katrina.

Anyone wishing to attend is welcome. For more information, call Joni Jacobsen at 573-438-8572.

Washington County has 9/11 ceremony at court house

Patriot Day ceremonies will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Washington County Courthouse. The time was set later in the day to avoid conflicting with church services.

The event is being sponsored by the city of Potosi, VFW Post 6996 and Cordia Humphrey Post 265 American Legion.

Included will be short speeches, a flag ceremony, Taps. Representatives of local emergency services are among the speakers.

Iron County

Lions Club fair begins at 7 a.m.

The Iron County Lions Club Fair will be held this weekend on Route M.

Fair activities kick off at 7 a.m. Saturday with an Arcadia Valley Kiwanis pancake breakfast.

There will be arts and craft booths, demonstrations, food, contests, exhibits, and a tractor show from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The entertainment begins at 10:30 a.m. with the Viburnum Cloggers. A talent contest will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Little Miss and Mr. Iron County will be held at 1 p.m.

There will be gospel music from 2 to 4 p.m. and a legend show from 4 to 7 p.m.

There will be a rodeo at 7 p.m. which includes bareback, saddle bronc, calf roping and riding, goat tying and bull riding.

Boy Scouts, Salvation Army seek donations

The Arcadia Valley Boy Scout Troop 403, with the Salvation Army, are collecting donations such as diapers, clothing/shoes, and toiletry items.

Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday at Parsons Plumbing at 725 N. Main in Ironton.

Madison County

Fredericktown gets economic development grant

The city of Fredericktown has been awarded a $341,500 Community Development Block grant.

The money will be used to reroute Highway 72 and also to build an access road to the city’s business park.

The money was allocated through the Missouri Department of Economic Development to assist small communities in growing and making improvements.

Police seek church vandals

The First Free Will Baptist Church on North Main Street in Fredericktown was vandalized last week.

Vandals reportedly smashed four windows with rocks. The vandalism occurred between Aug. 31 and Sept. 1. Anyone with information should call their local police agency.

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