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

Hermann BOA endorses plan for citywide art project

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:55 am

Chicago has its statues of cows. Kansas City has its fountains. Hermann is about to have its utility boxes. Decorated utility boxes, that is, and what could be the latest thing to be used to attract tourists: Public art. Last year’s effort to decorate the utility box at the new Amtrak Station in a local student’s artwork will be expanded citywide after last Monday night’s backing from the Hermann Board

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Luetkemeyer announces next Service Day in Gasconade County

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:11 pm

The next Constituent Service Day to be held in Gasconade County by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-St. Elizabeth, is set for Thursday, March 19, at Owensville City Hall. The session will be from 10:30-11:30 a.m. City Hall is located at 107 Sears Ave.  

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  • Preliminary hearing set for former cop, acquaintance facing sex assault charges

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Jonathan Pohlmann, left, and Marty Rainey.

    The preliminary hearing for former Gasconade County Deputy Sheriff Marty Rainey — facing a half-dozen felony charges stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl more than two years ago — has been pushed back to May. Rainey, a Sullivan resident, had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Osage County in front of Associate Circuit Court Judge Robert Schollmeyer. But the case was continued

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  • Regional effort aims to boost tourism, agribusiness

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The Gasconade County Commission during a regular session.

    Gasconade County administrators were being pulled in different directions last week — on the one hand hoping a new regional promotion will heat up the local tourism industry in the county while on the other hoping for a good deal on keeping part of the Courthouse cool during the summer. Dubbed “Naturally Meramec,” a new promotion is being developed that would highlight tourist attractions and agri-business products throughout the 8-county

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Southern Boone puts end to Lady Bearcats’ District Tourney hopes

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:07 pm

Senior guard Tesla Ruediger did what a senior playmaker is supposed to do: Step up big when it really counts. Unfortunately, her step wasn’t quite big enough. Southern Boone County ended the Lady Bearcats’ hopes of a District Tournament by taking Wednesday night’s semi-final contest 43-40. Ruediger led all scorers on the night with 20 points. At times, it seemed she was the only one able to put the ball

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  • Lady ‘Cats notch District win over North Callaway

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm

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    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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    You can do it…Tire Maintenance

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 3:17 pm

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Lifestyles

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Gasconade County Master Gardeners to host talk by beekeeper

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:26 pm

On Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. the Gasconade County Master Gardeners will host beekeeper Phil Manne at the Community Room of the Swiss Evangelical Reformed Church at 2082 Swiss Church Road, adjacent to Highway 19. Manne has been harvesting between 10-23 gallons of honey annually for the last 10 years.  He is currently managing six hives at two different locations.  Phil and his wife, Margie, live just outside of

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  • Brunch & Blooms set March 8 at Valentine Hall

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

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    The beautiful Valentine Hall will be the setting for Brunch & Blooms, sponsored Sunday, March 8, by Church of the Risen Savior, Starkenburg/Rhineland. “Our parish is blessed with the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Martin’s Church Museum, Church of the Risen Savior, Valentine Hall, and our beautiful cemeteries, St. Martin’s Cemetery and St. Joseph’s Cemetery,” said the Rev. William D. Debo. “Proceeds from this event will benefit the

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Daylight savings time starts Sunday. Yippee! We get another hour of  light to enjoy our day! At BP the other day. Something unusual happened. A teenage boy held the door open for me. Not where he holds the door behind him in case someone is coming but the good old fashioned, hold the door, waved his hand for me to proceed and held the door open until I passed. You

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Brunch & Blooms set March 8 at Valentine Hall

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

The beautiful Valentine Hall will be the setting for Brunch & Blooms, sponsored Sunday, March 8, by Church of the Risen Savior, Starkenburg/Rhineland. “Our parish is blessed with the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Martin’s Church Museum, Church of the Risen Savior, Valentine Hall, and our beautiful cemeteries, St. Martin’s Cemetery and St. Joseph’s Cemetery,” said the Rev. William D. Debo. “Proceeds from this event will benefit the

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Daylight savings time starts Sunday. Yippee! We get another hour of  light to enjoy our day! At BP the other day. Something unusual happened. A teenage boy held the door open for me. Not where he holds the door behind him in case someone is coming but the good old fashioned, hold the door, waved his hand for me to proceed and held the door open until I passed. You

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  • Hermann library extends hours of operation

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

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    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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