Is Bonne Terre run down?

Is Bonne Terre run down?

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Chris

Berkeley, CA

#1 Jan 27, 2006
I left Bonne Terre around 1991 and moved to California. I have heard that Bonne Terre is all run down, Im hoping this information is incorrect. Any feedback?
Jennifer

El Segundo, CA

#2 Feb 9, 2006
Yes Bonne Terre is run down. I moved to Bonne Terre in 1994 and now it terrible. People are stealin g medicine and abusing it. they are stealing anhydris to make it. Kids are doing it one time and they are never the same I hope that will all change
Chris

Berkeley, CA

#3 Feb 14, 2006
So are you still in the Bonne Terre area? Im coming to visit in late June, I was hoping it got better from the last time I was there, I guess not.
Brittany

Springfield, IL

#4 Mar 11, 2006
i just moved away from bonne terre about 4 months ago
thank god!!!
it has gotten pretty bad
there are alot of meth and heroin users
BILL IAHN

Quincy, IL

#5 Mar 18, 2006
I grew up in Bonne Terre in 1969 and it never did have a lot of businesses. I haven't be3en back there since about 1993 but at the time it still had Western Auto, some grocery stores etc. But Bonne Terre became a virtual ghost town after St. Joe Lead Mining left the area in the 60's and it never has recovered. Bonne Terre has a lot of grand old houses that formely housed the St Joe bosses, but they need some big chain like another Walmart to move in there even though there is one in Desloge. So until the civic leaders can get something of that nature, it is unfortunate that Bonne Terre will continue to be run down. It needs an influx f young people to replace the old people who are dying off one by one.
sonny

Westcliffe, CO

#6 Mar 29, 2006
BILL IAHN wrote:
I grew up in Bonne Terre in 1969 and it never did have a lot of businesses. I haven't be3en back there since about 1993 but at the time it still had Western Auto, some grocery stores etc. But Bonne Terre became a virtual ghost town after St. Joe Lead Mining left the area in the 60's and it never has recovered. Bonne Terre has a lot of grand old houses that formely housed the St Joe bosses, but they need some big chain like another Walmart to move in there even though there is one in Desloge. So until the civic leaders can get something of that nature, it is unfortunate that Bonne Terre will continue to be run down. It needs an influx f young people to replace the old people who are dying off one by one.
i grew up in bonneterre and i move away for there in 2001 i moved in northeast mo. i still have friends there i viset bonneterre but each time i go there the town seems runned down even more each time i go there. and the cops there set people up and plant things on people i know that they done that too me in the year of 1999 thats why i moved from there the so called law and the city officales wasn't stilling money from the city and the cops wasn't setting people up so they could make them selves look good i probley still living there.
bill

Woodbury, CT

#7 Apr 3, 2006
It's too bad to hear about bonne terre - I just bought property in terre du lac - is that area considered to be ok? any comments on the lakes there for swimming and all - since it was winter I couldn't really tell; but I heard fishing was pretty good.
not applicable

United States

#8 Apr 4, 2006
Chris wrote:
I left Bonne Terre around 1991 and moved to California. I have heard that Bonne Terre is all run down, Im hoping this information is incorrect. Any feedback?
I moved to Bonne Terre when I was in fourth grade and left as soon as I turned 18. Bonne Terre the only thing for kids to do is drugs, stealing, fighting, drinking and the few that stick to homework. Its a run down town that everyone wishes on leaving.
tony montana

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#9 Apr 24, 2006
I had a blast living in Bonne Terre and I can't wait to get back there. I don't think that it is ran down at all, granted kids do participate in illeagle activities, but many small towns are very similar.
Joe DeLisle

AOL

#10 May 3, 2006
I think since they turned the old hospital into a nursing home people felt they had no place to go.
I was borned there in 1949 and my dad had a dry cleaning business and he was very sucessfull.
When st. joe pulled out things did go sour.
Chris

Berkeley, CA

#11 May 4, 2006
tony montana wrote:
I had a blast living in Bonne Terre and I can't wait to get back there. I don't think that it is ran down at all, granted kids do participate in illeagle activities, but many small towns are very similar.
Well, Im coming back to Bonne Terre in late June for a few weeks. I live in San Francisco so its always a big change when I visit. After growing up there for 18 years I had enough and had to get out, and always loved the idea of going back and visiting, maybe because I knew I was visiting and never had to live there. I am looking forward to going back in June but could never understand what made people stay.
unknown

Saint Louis, MO

#12 Jun 10, 2006
not applicable wrote:
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I moved to Bonne Terre when I was in fourth grade and left as soon as I turned 18. Bonne Terre the only thing for kids to do is drugs, stealing, fighting, drinking and the few that stick to homework. Its a run down town that everyone wishes on leaving.


I don't think that the town is any different then the other towns
any where esle. There is a lot of good people in this "THAT MEANS
KIDS TOO" There are good bussineses here to.Don't get me wronge
there are things that need to change in this town but it is a lot
better than 5-10 years ago. my kids can play outside and you don't
have to worry about your kid finding something they shouldn't have
and taking or using it "drugs" So people need to get to know
Bonne Terre again for what it is to not what it was in the
past. thank you!!!!
rose

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Jun 10, 2006
not applicable wrote:
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I moved to Bonne Terre when I was in fourth grade and left as soon as I turned 18. Bonne Terre the only thing for kids to do is drugs, stealing, fighting, drinking and the few that stick to homework. Its a ru
n down town that everyone wishes on leaving.
IT'S UP THE PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THERE KIDS HAVE THINGS TO DO SO
THEY DON'T DO THAT TYPE OF THINGS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!
THAT IS NOT BECAUSE OF THE PLACE OR TOWN YOU LIVE.
I KNOW CAUSE HAVE LIVE HERE FOR 19 YEARS.
Chris

Berkeley, CA

#14 Jun 12, 2006
rose wrote:
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IT'S UP THE PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THERE KIDS HAVE THINGS TO DO SO
THEY DON'T DO THAT TYPE OF THINGS YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT!!
THAT IS NOT BECAUSE OF THE PLACE OR TOWN YOU LIVE.
I KNOW CAUSE HAVE LIVE HERE FOR 19 YEARS.
Well, if you look at the crime statistics, crime has risen 22% in the last year, drug use arrests in Bonne Terre are up almost 40% from 2001 and the unemployment rate is at almost 6%, and your telling me Bonne Terre is a fine place to live and raise children, I guess my values are different from yours.
Josh

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Jun 15, 2006
Chris its about the same as it was last time you were home. Nancy and Earl have been talking about your visit since Christmas I think. When exactly are you making it back?
Krista Costopoulos

Wright City, MO

#16 Jun 19, 2006
I never lived in bonne terre but its pretty bad there I live in potosi so I don't know much.
Chris

Berkeley, CA

#17 Jun 22, 2006
Josh wrote:
Chris its about the same as it was last time you were home. Nancy and Earl have been talking about your visit since Christmas I think. When exactly are you making it back?
Me and the wife and two girls have been back since the 18th of this month. We will return to San Francisco on the 6th of July. Bonne Terre has not changed much, but its a nice place to visit away from the big city.
HILLARY

Joliet, IL

#18 Jun 27, 2006
bill wrote:
It's too bad to hear about bonne terre - I just bought property in terre du lac - is that area considered to be ok? any comments on the lakes there for swimming and all - since it was winter I couldn't really tell; but I heard fishing was pretty good.
WE OWN PROPERTY IN TERRE DU LAC AND I LOVE IT. THE FISHING IS GREAT AND IS THE SWIMMING DURING THE SUMMER. I THINK THE AREA RIGHT AROUNG THE LAKES IS BEAUTIFUL. YOU WILL ENJOY IT THERE.
Susie

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Jun 30, 2006
Hi Chris - I thought it was interesting that you got a lot of replies from all over, but only one was actually from Bonne Terre! I have lived here since 2000. I'm originally from England, but I met my husband when I was living in Los Angeles, and he was raised in Bonne Terre. We married in L.A. and had two kids, but didn't want to put them through the L.A. public school system. We miss the social life, restaurants, beaches, and weather of California, but Bonne Terre is a good place to raise kids - small town values. I now sell real estate here and my husband teaches. Our pace of life is a lot slower and we're much less up tight - plus, where else can you buy a 5 bedroom home for under $100,000? And, just for the record, I agree with Hillary, Terre Du Lac is amazing! We are planning to move out there soon. Check out my website at www.GoForTheGreenTeam.com and check out the homes for sale!!
Susie from Bonne Terre

Saint Louis, MO

#20 Jun 30, 2006
Reference comment above: I don't know why it says I am from Plano, TX! I live in Bonne Terre!!

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