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Five-way race for treasurer on Gasconade County ballot August 5

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

By staff writer A five-way race for Gasconade County treasurer on the Republican ticket will be decided by voters in next Tuesday’s election. Treasurer Joey Gross did not seek re-election. Four Hermann area candidates, Wanda Ruediger, Patricia (Pat) Mundwiller, Susan Stiers and Denise Biles and one Owensville candidate, Michael Feagan, are in the only contested county race Aug. 5. Ada Brehe-Krueger, who was appointed associate circuit judge of Gasconade County

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City of Hermann hires law firm, will seek exit from MoPEP

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm

By staff writer The Hermann board of aldermen, at Monday night’s city council meeting, approved a resolution to hire a law firm to start proceedings on vacating its purchase power agreement with MoPEP. The firm of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe, P.C. will provide legal services for the city regarding its relationship with MoPEP at a rate not to exceed $225 per hour. It’s the same firm that represented the

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  • Hermann A-C building gets a fresh coat of paint

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    A-C building painted

    The Hermann Advertiser-Courier building, located at 136 East Fourth St. received a fresh coat of paint in the past couple of weeks. Retired school teachers and coaches painted the building. Pictured clockwise from left are Mark Brooks, Doug Smith and Allen Speckhals. The Graf Printing Co. building dates back to the late 1800s.

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  • Ice cream social and handbell choir performance will benefit Hermann City Cemetery

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Cemetery restoration

    By staff writer The Brush & Palette Club’s annual summer fundraiser is set for Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Upper City Park at the Rotunda. Restoration of the Hermann City Cemetery’s most historic gravesites is the project that will benefit from the fundraiser. The goal for this event is $15,000 as that is the amount still needed to match the $30,000 donation offered by an anonymous donor earlier this year.

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Hermann Summer Youth Golf Program wraps up

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:13 pm

The Youth Golf Program at Hermann’s Loutre Shore Country Club finished a summer-long learning program on Monday with a “Fun Day.” Instructors set up a “Putt Putt” golf course for the students, that was followed by a pizza party. There were 15 youngsters in the program this summer. Roman Palladino lines up a putt in this photo, while Carter Hemeyer watches.

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  • Fall sports practices to start Aug. 4 at Hermann High School

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Craig rolls out

    By staff writer All athletes who plan to participate in Fall sports at Hermann High School need to be ready to report for practice on Monday, August 4. Coaches for cheer, cross country, football, softball and volleyball are making plans for preseason practices. Athletes interested in participating in cross country should report to the high school track by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, August 4. The team will begin running promptly

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  • HOF…Tony La Russa

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 7:25 am


    COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. Being enshrined in the Hall of Fame can have those effects, even on the greats. Thomas, pitchers Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, and managers Bobby Cox, Torre and La Russa were inducted into the baseball shrine Sunday, and all paid special tribute to

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Hermann Eagles couple inducted into FOE Hall of Fame

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm

Kenny Wilding was inducted into the Missouri Eagles Hall of Fame and Janet Wilding into the Missouri Auxiliary Hall of Fame at the Missouri State Convention held in June. This award is given to members who have played a significant role in the operation and development of the organization. They are both members of the Hermann Eagles Aerie/Auxiliary #1328. The Fraternal Order of Eagles is an international non-profit organization.

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  • Hermann mayor, aldermen split over allowing pizza vendors in town

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Pizza Web

    By staff writer The Hermann Board of Aldermen and mayor discussed the issue of pizza trucks again at Monday night’s city council meeting, but nothing was decided. There’s a difference of opinion between Mayor Tom Shabel and some aldermen as to whether or not to allow pizza truck vendors to sell in town. Several weeks ago, Mayor Shabel asked City Attorney Dave Politte to look into whether the city could

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  • Hermann Farmers Market kicks into high gear

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Farmers Markt

    Kenneth Oelschlaeger sets up his stand at the Hermann Farmers Market along Market Street. Lots of fresh vegetables are coming into season and are being sold on Wednesday afternoon and on Saturday mornings. Oelschlaeger brought heads of cabbage that were as large as basketballs. Free-ranging dressed chickens were also available at the market last Saturday.

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Posted on July 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

  Adam Puchta Winery received 3 Gold medals, which included a Sweepstakes nomination for Signature Port, 10 Silver medals, and 5 Bronze medals in the Eighth Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, IA. “The quality of Midwestern wines continues to improve,” said Bob Foster, Director of the Mid-American Wine Competition (MAWC).  These are high quality wines that wine lovers should seek

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  • Dancing to the Cajun beat at Hermann’s Stone Hill Winery

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Local dancers

    This year’s Cajun Concert on the Hill hit its 25th anniversary, and like most years, it was hot. But that didn’t seem to bother the large numbers that turned out to dance to the music of Cajun music, this year provided by Brett Denais & T-Rouge from south Louisiana. This was the band’s first year at the Cajun Concert on the Hill, which was held July 11-13.

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  • Hermann’s Fourth of July celebration kicks 3-day holiday weekend

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    flag 4th of July

    By staff writer Hermann has been the perfect destination for the Fourth of July, and this year a three-day weekend will start with Friday’s July 4th celebration, culminated with a fireworks at dusk. Each year an estimated 5,000 to 6,000 enjoy the Independence Day fireworks on the Hermann riverfront, where this year the Brush & Palette Club will operate the food stand at the Riverfront Park pavilion. The club is

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