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Posted on April 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm

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Students from Hermann and Owensville break for lunch during County Government Day activities last week.

Gasconade R-1, R-2 students get up-close look at county government

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm

About 70 students — including a contingent of visiting German  students — received a lesson in local government Wednesday during the annual Gasconade County Government Day at the courthouse. Sponsored by the county’s University Extension Council, 4-H and the R-1 and R-2 school districts, Government Day offers high schoolers a chance to watch local government in action — especially the operation of a division of the Circuit Court. This year,

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  • Marlon Walker gets nod as new Hermann police chief

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

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    Sgt. Marlon Walker Monday night became Hermann’s newest police chief, hired to the post more than six months after longtime Chief Frank Tennant resigned. Walker’s hiring was made official by the adoption of legislation at Monday night’s session of the Hermann Board of Aldermen. Walker has been with the city since 2003, when he was the last city-sponsored cadet to go through the police academy. The new chief assumes the

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  • Gasconade County health agency promotes ‘screen-free’ week

    Posted on April 10, 2015 at 9:03 am

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    Gasconade County Health Department is encouraging county families to join thousands of schools, libraries and community groups nationwide next month in flipping the switch on digital devices. It’s an effort to encourage millions of Americans to turn off televisions, smart phones, tablets, and gaming consoles for seven days and turn on the world around them. Screen-Free Week is a chance for children to read, play, think, create, be more physically

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Hermann's Andrew Budnick tries to help himself by laying down a sacrifice bunt in the game against Van-Far last week.

After shaky start, Hermann’s Budnick settles in

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm

Call it the Freaky Friday factor: It’s a home game, but it’s not really a home game. Thanks to some schedule juggling to get in a baseball game despite a wet field north of here, the Hermann Bearcats wound up wearing their road grays Friday, even though they were playing at Dick Ochsner Field, their home diamond. Home team or visiting squad, the Bearcats behind sophomore Andrew Budnick overcame a

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  • Sophomore Andrew Budnick paints a near-perfect picture of a Bearcat win

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Bearcats pitcher Andrew Budnick fires a pitch to a St. James Tiger in Monday afternoon's 4-0 Hermann victory.

    It might not have been a masterpiece painted Monday afternoon by sophomore pitcher Andrew Budnick against the St. James Tigers, but it was about as close as anyone can get. Budnick faced only four batters over the minimum in throwing a 4-0 shutout. After Budnick retired the side in order in the top of the 1st inning, his teammates put together a walk, a single and double to get on

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  • Van-Far game reset; all JV games scratched for the season

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 8:39 am

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    It didn’t take long for the baseball schedule to get overhauled — and in a big way. Almost 20 Junior Varsity games put on the schedule at the beginning of the season have been scratched, the result of too few players. One of those JV game dates, April 10, now will be used as the on-again, off-again make-up date for the game between Hermann and Van-Far, which so far has

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    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

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Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

Cathi’s Corner

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:38 pm

What an incredible weekend! Bikers and ball games and Prom, OH, MY! Before I go any further I have to tell you about Prom. Not about the beautiful dresses or handsome guys in tuxedos but about a school staff that is so caring, you gotta see it to believe it. I did. I was at the entrance to snap pictures (See them at  With me at the front door

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    I hope you all had a great Easter! We got to eat ham, deviled eggs, and coconut cake, watch the kids hunt eggs, eat chocolate bunnies and celebrate Jesus rising from the dead to clear away our sins.  What a win-win kind of weekend! Fire Station 1 is being worked on. Another drive is in the works. “All the faster to recue you, my dear.” I hope you are enjoying

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  • Lisa Grosse, former HHS instructor, receives state honor

    Posted on April 7, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Montgomery County School District administrator Lisa Grosse, right, is a winner of a statewide FCCLA award. Grosse is a former instructor at Hermann High School.

    Montgomery County High School Assistant Principal Lisa Grosse has received the 2015 Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America Outstanding Admini-strator Award. Missouri FCCLA is an organization that promotes personal growth and leadership development through family and consumer sciences education. Prior to joining the Montgomery County School District staff, Grosse was the agricultural educator at Hermann High School. She was in that position from 1996-2010. The FCCLA Admini-strator Recognition

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St. George 1st Grader Eric Chorley's artwork that will decorate the utility box at the AMTRAK Station.

Hermann Arts Council expands wrap project throughout city

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

Over the last few months, you may have seen the Advertiser Courier articles about the decorating of the utility box down at the train station and how that project has grown into a citywide program to wrap utility boxes all over town with artwork. Now that the first installation at the train depot is completed, The Hermann Arts Council is planning to wrap another 18 utility boxes around Hermann. “We

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