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A+ students will have to pay some for community college

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

High school counselors learned Monday afternoon that students qualifying for Missouri’s A+ program — designed to provide two years of no-cost education toward an associate’s degree — will have to pay for one credit hour of their schooling, less that what some had education officials had feared. The A+ program’s ability to fully finance a student’s associate degree education, typically at a community college, was made doubtful through a withholding

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Legislative effort to limit revenue would not affect Hermann Municipal Court

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

An effort by a Missouri lawmaker to further limit the amount of municipal court revenue used to fuel a city’s operating budget would not affect Hermann. The Hermann Municipal Court already provides far less than the limit proposed by a St. Louis County state senator. Missouri law now limits the amount of municipal court money to no more than 30 percent of a city’s operating budget, adopted in recent years

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  • Tight budgets mean delay in payment for sheriff’s agency autos

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

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    Last summer, Gasconade County officials ordered four new cruisers for the Sheriff’s Department. The good news is that the cars arrived earlier than expected. The bad news is that so did the payment book from the bank. “We ordered them in July so we would get them in January,” said County Clerk Lesa Lietzow. “We got them in September,” she said. Unfortunately, as the calendar year moves into the latter

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  • Hermann PD probes recent burglaries

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:29 am

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    A pair of recent burglaries are being investigated by the Hermann Police Department. On Monday, police received notice of a break-in at Wine Valley Inn and several days earlier Sugar Momma’s was the target of burglars. “We’re still investigating,” said Lt. Matt Straatman, Hermann’s acting police chief. No additional information was available about the break-ins.  

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A pair of JV Lady Bearcats battle for a rebound in Monday night's game with St. Clair.

JV Lady ‘Cats fall to St. Clair in conference contest

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

The St. Clair Lady Bulldogs Junior Varsity squad used a balanced scoring attack Monday night to claim a 52-34 win over the Hermann Lady Bearcats. Eight Bulldogs scored on the night and four of those scored 8 points each. Hermann was led in scoring by sophomore forward Ellie Holland with 9. JV Head Coach Andy Emmons saw his club stay within 2 points by the end of the 1st quarter,

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  • St. Clair erupts late in game, blows past Hermann Lady ‘Cats

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Tesla Ruediger brings the basketball up the court Monday night against St. Clair.

    St. Clair erupted for 29 points in the final frame of Monday night’s Varsity contest to claim a conference victory against the Hermann Lady Bearcats 59-50. Behind the scoring of ‘Cats guard Tesla Ruediger, Hermann overcame a 3-point halftime deficit to end the 3rd quarter with a 37-30 lead. But St. Clair used a balanced scoring attack — three players hit in double figures — to outscore Hermann 29-13 in

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  • Hermann boys top Wildcats

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Garrett Leimkuehler brings the basketball up the floor against a Montgomery County defender.

    The Hermann Bearcats scored just four points in the final eight minutes, and dropped a 45-39 decision to Bowling Green in the semifinals of the Montgomery County Basketball Tournament last Thursday night. Hermann held a 25-16 lead at the half, before Adam Holt and Tyess Chatman caught fire and ignited the Bobcats’ comeback. They combined for 16 of Bowling Green’s 19 points in the third quarter. The score was knotted

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A+ students will have to pay some for community college

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 1:49 pm

High school counselors learned Monday afternoon that students qualifying for Missouri’s A+ program — designed to provide two years of no-cost education toward an associate’s degree — will have to pay for one credit hour of their schooling, less that what some had education officials had feared. The A+ program’s ability to fully finance a student’s associate degree education, typically at a community college, was made doubtful through a withholding

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  • Hermann educators hope new commish makes early childhood ed a priority

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

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    The coordinator of the Gasconade County R-1 Parents As Teachers program and the Hermann Elementary School principal are keeping their fingers crossed that Missouri’s new education chief will make early-childhood education a priority. But PAT Coordinator Anna Azevedo and HES Principal Kendra Brune say it’s important that new Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Margaret Vandeven push for more funding for early-childhood education programs. For more on this story,

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  • Legislative effort to limit revenue would not affect Hermann Municipal Court

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

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    An effort by a Missouri lawmaker to further limit the amount of municipal court revenue used to fuel a city’s operating budget would not affect Hermann. The Hermann Municipal Court already provides far less than the limit proposed by a St. Louis County state senator. Missouri law now limits the amount of municipal court money to no more than 30 percent of a city’s operating budget, adopted in recent years

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A pair of JV Lady Bearcats battle for a rebound in Monday night's game with St. Clair.

JV Lady ‘Cats fall to St. Clair in conference contest

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

The St. Clair Lady Bulldogs Junior Varsity squad used a balanced scoring attack Monday night to claim a 52-34 win over the Hermann Lady Bearcats. Eight Bulldogs scored on the night and four of those scored 8 points each. Hermann was led in scoring by sophomore forward Ellie Holland with 9. JV Head Coach Andy Emmons saw his club stay within 2 points by the end of the 1st quarter,

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  • St. Clair erupts late in game, blows past Hermann Lady ‘Cats

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Tesla Ruediger brings the basketball up the court Monday night against St. Clair.

    St. Clair erupted for 29 points in the final frame of Monday night’s Varsity contest to claim a conference victory against the Hermann Lady Bearcats 59-50. Behind the scoring of ‘Cats guard Tesla Ruediger, Hermann overcame a 3-point halftime deficit to end the 3rd quarter with a 37-30 lead. But St. Clair used a balanced scoring attack — three players hit in double figures — to outscore Hermann 29-13 in

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  • Results of 2014 Turkey Trot 5K Run

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

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    A pair of teenagers — one a middle schooler from Franklin County R-2 — claimed the top prizes of this year’s Turkey Trot 5K Run held Thanksgiving morning. Emmett Scheible took the top honor crossing the finish line first with a time of 20:30.16. Julia McIntyre of rural New Haven was the top female finisher, coming behind Scheible by  about 14 seconds at a time of 20:44.62. Crossing the line

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