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Hermann Utility Advisory Board meets Monday night

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

The Hermann Utility Advisory Board (UAB) could make a recommendation on residents’ electricity rates after it meets Monday night in advance of a session of the Board of Aldermen. The UAB is mulling several options for rate increases, ranging from a 25-percent increase sought by Mayor Tom Shabel to a lesser amount based on a new structure for determining various rates. The advisory panel will meet at 6 p.m.; the

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‘Handful’ of hopefuls lobby for appointment to Gasconade County Commission

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Just how many Gasconade County residents are being considered by Gov. Jay Nixon for appointment to a seat on the County Commission is unclear. What is clear is that the person tabbed for the Northern District Associate Commissioner’s seat might again be someone not recommended by the Democrat or Republican parties. The seat became vacant officially Jan. 1 when Northern District Associate Commissioner Larry Miskel took office as Presiding Commissioner.

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  • Hermann’s Alferman wins seat on House Budget Committee

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    61st District State Rep.-elect Justin Alferman.

    Missouri State Rep. Justin Alferman, R-Hermann, has obtained a seat on the highly coveted House Budget Committee. A seat on the budget panel — the largest committee in the House — is considered a plum appointment. Alferman is one of only three first-term legislators named to the panel that crafts the states operating budget. While most House committees have 7 or 9 members, the Budget Committee has 19 members. Alferman,

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  • For Hermann educators, ‘homeless’ has a young look

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 12:51 pm

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    For educators, “homeless” doesn’t mean that scraggly bearded man living in a cardboard box under a bridge or that strangely dressed woman pushing a shopping cart filled with black plastic bags down the sidewalk. For educators, it unfortunately means that 7-year-old trying to make new friends in his most recent classroom; or, it refers to that 17-year-old high school junior trying to overcome the embarassment of not being able to

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Lady Bearcats senior guard Tesla Ruediger, seen here in action earlier this season, scored 20 points Tuesday night against Chamois.

Hermann wins trifecta against Chamois Tuesday night

Posted on January 21, 2015 at 7:58 am

The Bearcats won two and a half games Tuesday night — a rare triple-bill event featuring both boys’ and girls’ teams on the ‘Cats’ home court. The Varsity boys defeated the Pirate 53-31 behind a balanced scoring attack that saw eight players put up points. The Varsity Lady Bearcats slipped past the Lady Pirates by a single bucket — 40-38 — with senior guard Tesla Ruediger leading the charge with

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  • Mat Hug leads Bearcats to 3rd-Place honors over New Bloomfield

    Posted on January 19, 2015 at 8:46 am

    Hermann guard Mat Hug goes up for a shot against South Callaway in a game earlier this season. Hug scored 20 Saturday night against New Bloomfield in the South Callaway Tournament.

    Junior guard Mat Hug scored 20 points — including Hermann’s only two 3-pointers in the game — in leading the Bearcats over New Bloomfield 50-45 Saturday night to claim 3rd Place in the South Callaway Boys Invitational Tournament. On the girls’ side of the South Callaway Tournament, Harrisburg edged Hermann for 3rd-Place honors 66-61, despite a 23-point night by Lady Bearcats’ senior guard Tesla Ruediger. For coverage of the Hermann

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  • Bearcats fall to Harrisburg 51-44; will play for 3rd

    Posted on January 16, 2015 at 8:27 am

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    In a mild upset, 3rd-seed Harrisburg defeated the Hermann Bearcats Thursday night 51-44, sending the 2nd-seed ‘Cats into Saturday night’s 3rd-Place contest of the South Callaway Invitational Tournament. Hermann took a 4-point lead into halftime of the semi-final game and held a 2-point advantage at the end of the 3rd quarter. But Harrisburg broke through with 20 points in the final frame, holding Hermann to 11 points to claim the

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Hermann Utility Advisory Board meets Monday night

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

The Hermann Utility Advisory Board (UAB) could make a recommendation on residents’ electricity rates after it meets Monday night in advance of a session of the Board of Aldermen. The UAB is mulling several options for rate increases, ranging from a 25-percent increase sought by Mayor Tom Shabel to a lesser amount based on a new structure for determining various rates. The advisory panel will meet at 6 p.m.; the

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    I saw Kevin “soup” Stiers last week and he reminded me that January was his month. What? His birthday? No, January is traditionally the month we eat soup, so he has adopted it as his own. I rolled my eyes. Happy MONTH, Soup. Speaking of soup, have you entered the “best soup” contest? We have several entries so far. After the contest we will print all the recipes. If you

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  • St. George School names 2nd Quarter honor students

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm

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    The following students were named to the 2nd Quarter Honor Rolls at St. George School:   8th Grade “A” Honor Roll Hannah Bader Caraline Brune Emma Godat Sam Holland Brenna Jones Chet Moeckli Shey Mundwiller Aaron Overkamp Andrew Schannuth Allison Stiers Allison Williman 8th Grade “B” Honor Roll Will Elbert Dane Speckhals Madalyn Peterson Jack Winkelmann 7th Grade “A” Honor Roll Ginny Borgerding Madison Coleman Gabriella Engemann Josh Hagedorn Carter

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Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

Cathi’s Corner

Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm

I saw Kevin “soup” Stiers last week and he reminded me that January was his month. What? His birthday? No, January is traditionally the month we eat soup, so he has adopted it as his own. I rolled my eyes. Happy MONTH, Soup. Speaking of soup, have you entered the “best soup” contest? We have several entries so far. After the contest we will print all the recipes. If you

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  • Blue Oval Rally in Hermann Memorial Weekend

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm

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    Chevy enthusiasts be warned: Downtown Hermann will be sporting a lot of blue ovals the third weekend of May. The Blue Oval Rally — “blue oval,” as in the Ford logo — is set for Thursday-Saturday, May 21-23 in Hermann. And don’t expect to see just cars and trucks. A few tractors might make their way into town, as well. “Anything with a Ford logo,” said Midwest Blue Oval Club

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  • Senior Ruediger leads Lady ‘Cats to tourney win

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Hermann senior Tesla Ruediger at the free-throw line earlier this season. She went 8-for-10 at the line Monday night.

    It was a game with some big numbers: A lot of turnovers committed by Hermann, a lot of shots from the free-throw line and a lot of fouls posted by both teams. But despite those negative numbers, the only number that counted was on the positive side of the ledger for Head Coach Todd Anderson’s Varsity Lady Bearcats, who Monday night topped South Callaway 44-40 in opening-round action of the

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