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Hermann’s Jim Holland joins Gasconade County Commission

Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Hermann businessman Jim Holland Wednesday morning took the oath of office as the newest member of the Gasconade County Commission. A Democrat, Holland was appointed to the seat earlier this week by Gov. Jay Nixon to succeed Larry Miskel, who vacated the post Jan. 1 to become the county’s presiding commissioner. Holland is a farmer and involved in various business ventures in Gasconade and Franklin counties. A member of Hermann’s

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Gasconade County man facing child porn charges had international connection

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

A Gasconade County man who recently has been living outside Hermann has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges involving transmission of images across the Atlantic Ocean. Daniel Allen Angel, 29, whose address is listed only as being from Hermann, was named in an indictment handed up Feb. 11 by a federal grand jury in St. Louis charging him with two counts of child pornography. He

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  • Frene Valley Health Center joins StoneBridge family

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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    On Feb. 1, Frene Valley Health Center became Frene Valley of Hermann – A StoneBridge Community. Jenny Van Booven, administrator, hosted an Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 10, inviting families and the community to meet the new owners.  Residents and family alike attended the party, enjoying refreshments while meeting the four siblings who own and operate StoneBridge Senior Living. The evening started with Cathy Lloyd, previous owner of both facilities,

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  • Gasconade County Assessor’s Office reminds about deadline for submitting declaration form

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:41 pm

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      The Gasconade County Assessor’s Office mailed out notices for personal property declaration the frst week of January.  Taxpayers are reminded they face a March 1 deadline to return the declaration forms. It is important that the taxpayers get these forms completed and returned. Missouri Statute 137.280 calls for penalties to taxpayers for failure to return this form. The penalty for not returning this completed form is based upon the

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Lady ‘Cats notch District win over North Callaway

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm

With a pair of freshmen leading the charge, the Hermann Lady Bearcats roared into tonight’s semi-final District Tournament game at South Callaway County with a Monday night win over North Callaway County. Head Coach Todd Anderson’s club claimed their first-round match by a score of 54-44. Guards Tess Schannuth and Brooke Grosse led the team in scoring with 13 each. Grosse’s point total included four of Hermann’s five 3-pointers in

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  • Hermann boys, girls turn back New Haven Shamrocks

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 7:59 am

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    The Varsity Bearcats and Lady Bearcats returned to the win column Tuesday night as they turned back a Four Rivers Conference challenge by New Haven. Behind Mat Hugs’ 15 points, the Bearcats defeated the Shamrocks 47-41 while Emily Engemann and Tess Schannuth each posted 11 points in the Varsity Lady  ‘Cats 48-33 win. In Junior Varsity action, Head Coach Andy Emmons’ Lady Bearcats fell to New Haven 39-18 but the

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  • Heidger’s 4th-quarter showing impressive but a bit late

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

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    Hermann’s M.J. Heidger put on a show in the final frame of Friday night’s JV contest at St. James, scoring 17 of his game-high 19 points. He made four 3-pointers in that quarter and connected on 3-of-4 free throws. Too bad he didn’t connect on his last one. The Bearcats lost the Four Rivers Conference matchup 55-54. Joining Heidger in double figures on the night were Kody Hackmann with 13

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    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm

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St. George’s Brenna Jones wins another big contest

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

St. George School 8th-Grader Brenna Jones has followed her success as a writer with an equal amount of success as a speaker. Jones recently was named the state champion of the Winston Churchill Student Speech Competition, held at Westminster College in Fulton. Held at the National Churchill Museum, Brenna’s topic was “The Price of Greatness is Responsibility,” taken from a Winston Churchill speech Sept. 6, 1943, at Harvard University. As

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  • Frene Valley Health Center joins StoneBridge family

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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    On Feb. 1, Frene Valley Health Center became Frene Valley of Hermann – A StoneBridge Community. Jenny Van Booven, administrator, hosted an Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 10, inviting families and the community to meet the new owners.  Residents and family alike attended the party, enjoying refreshments while meeting the four siblings who own and operate StoneBridge Senior Living. The evening started with Cathy Lloyd, previous owner of both facilities,

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  • Hermann aldermen give final OK to electricity meter fee increase

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm

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    Final approval was granted Monday night to an increase in the Hermann’s monthly electric meter fee. The Board of Aldermen gave second approval to legislation increasing the meter fee for residents form $12 to $30 per month. The fee is assessed, also, to commercial and industrial users and increases in size depending on the size of the user. A hike in the meter fee is the first step in what

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Hermann library extends hours of operation

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Delivering on a campaign promise, Scenic Regional Library District is extending the hours of operation across its three-county service area. In an email last Thursday afternoon, Scenic Executive Director Steven Campbell noted that all branches libraries would be expanding the evening and weekend hours to accommodate working adults. At most locations, service hours will be increased by more than 40 percent. Scenic officials had pledged increased hours of operation if

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  • Alferman to keynote Gasconade County Lincoln Day event

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

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    State Rep. Justin Alferman of Hermann will be the featured speaker at this year’s local Lincoln Day Banquet. The Gasconade County Republican Central Committee will host the annual Lincoln Day Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the St. James UCC fellowship hall located on Charlotte Church Road. This new location for the annual event is just north of Highway 50 between Drake and Rosebud. A meet-and-greet with elected officials is

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  • Lions Club prepares for Pancake Breakfast

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm

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    The 2015 version of the Hermann Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 1, at the Hermann Community Center Cafeteria. The meal will be served from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and will feature pancakes, eggs, sausage patties, biscuits, sausage gravy, coffee and orange juice. Costs are $8 for adults, $3 for children and no charge for 3 or younger.  

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