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After long wait, ribbon cut on Hermann’s new Amtrak station

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

It took the better part of a decade and involed three mayoral administrations, but the wait for a new Amtrak station has been worth it. That’s the assessment offered by Hermann city officials, business leaders and community members on hand Friday morning for the formal opening of the new structure that will greet visitors to town. Despite chilly temperatures and an occasional drizzle, a large crowd turned out to hear

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Scenic Regional chief advocates consolidation of districts into single entity

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

A vote could be taken later this month to consolidate the various parts of Scenic Regional Library District into a single district covering three counties. Scenic Director Steve Campbell last Tuesday said he hopes to have the district’s Board of Directors vote on a plan to consolidate the three separate library districts — Franklin, Gasconade and Warren counties — into a genuinely single entity. “We appear to be one large

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  • Hermann school board delays action on drug-test policy

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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    After looking at the cost of putting in place and administering a random drug-test policy in other public school districts, directors of Gasconade County R-1 Thursday night opted to delay further action on their own policy — at least until district finances become more definite. The panel last month agreed to move forward with developing a policy aimed not only at student-athletes but students involved in other extra-curricular activities and

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  • Wallace returns to post in Hermann City Hall

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallace

    Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallce¬† is expected to be back in his usual position Monday night in the Aldermanic Chamber — alongside Mayor Tom Shabel. That resignation he submitted a little more than a week ago has become a thing of the past. “I never accepted his resignation,” the mayor told the Adertiser-Courier Friday morning. While waiting for the start of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Amtrak station, Shabel

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Trent Oberg scores in a Junior Varsity game against St. James.

Bearcats bury Tigers in FRC opener

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Hermann used a relentless running game to pile up a season-high 469 yards on the ground in a 52-20 Four Rivers Conference football win at St. James last Friday night. The Bearcats finished with nearly 600 yards of total offense as they gained 115 yards through the air. The undefeated Bearcats (3-0) return home Friday night to host Wentzville Liberty (1-2), a school that is only in its second season

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  • Bearcats roll past Cuba, prepare for a tough foe in St. James

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Hermann's Tyler Kuhn makes a tackle against Cuba.

    The Hermann Bearcats took a blow right out of the blocks Friday night, but it didn’t take long for them to recover in a 54-12 non-conference football win over Cuba. It was the home opener for the Bearcats (2-0), who face St. James (2-0) on the Tigers’ field this Friday. Before the fans settled into their seats last Friday, Cuba quarterback Nick Lemons fired an 80-yard touchdown pass on the

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  • Hermann Bearcats open season in a big way over Montgomery County

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Hermann quarteback Garrett Leimkuehler scores the first of his four touchdowns last Friday against Montgomery County.

    Montgomery County’s football stadium felt like a sauna, but the Hermann Bearcats never wilted in their 61-12 season opener against the Wildcats last Friday night. The hot, steamy weather forced most games in central Missouri to be moved back to a 7:30 p.m. start, and it didn’t take long for the Bearcats to unload a stable of talented offensive weapons. “I was pleased with our performance for the first game,”

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Scenic Regional chief advocates consolidation of districts into single entity

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

A vote could be taken later this month to consolidate the various parts of Scenic Regional Library District into a single district covering three counties. Scenic Director Steve Campbell last Tuesday said he hopes to have the district’s Board of Directors vote on a plan to consolidate the three separate library districts — Franklin, Gasconade and Warren counties — into a genuinely single entity. “We appear to be one large

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  • Hermann school board delays action on drug-test policy

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    beacat logo

    After looking at the cost of putting in place and administering a random drug-test policy in other public school districts, directors of Gasconade County R-1 Thursday night opted to delay further action on their own policy — at least until district finances become more definite. The panel last month agreed to move forward with developing a policy aimed not only at student-athletes but students involved in other extra-curricular activities and

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  • This morning at 10:00 ribbon cutting at new Hermann Amtrak station

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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    The new Amtrak station in Hermann will be celebrated Friday morning when officials snips the ribbon, officially marking the opening. The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. and is one of many events in a busy weekend in Hermann. Although not a part of the community’s three-day salute to the military, the ribbon-cutting will be the first of several events bringing people into town during the weekend. Expected to be

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Scenic Regional chief advocates consolidation of districts into single entity

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

A vote could be taken later this month to consolidate the various parts of Scenic Regional Library District into a single district covering three counties. Scenic Director Steve Campbell last Tuesday said he hopes to have the district’s Board of Directors vote on a plan to consolidate the three separate library districts — Franklin, Gasconade and Warren counties — into a genuinely single entity. “We appear to be one large

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  • Hot Brass tunes up for Hermann Military Weekend concert

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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    The Scott Air Force Base Hot Brass Ensemble will perform on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, at 3 at the Clara Eitmann Messmer  Amphitheater. The performance will be the culmination of a weekend of events saluting the members, current and former, of the U.S. armed forces. The performance will begin with a formal Color Guard from Whiteman Air Force Base. Hot Brass will perform a variety of music, including patriotic music,

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  • Car buffs polish up their wheels for the River City Cruisers’ Car Show Sept. 7.

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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    This year’s Car Show in the Park will be held Sunday, Sept. 7, in Hermann Park, off Highway 19. The 15th annual River City Cruisers Car Club will feature plenty of autos, food and drink and a 50-50 drawing. There are more than three dozen classes of vehicles with three awards being given in each class, along with a Women’s Choice Award and a People’s Choice Award. For car owners

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