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The Hermann Parks Board is becoming a political flashpoint of city government.

Hermann aldermen reject mayor’s appointment to Parks Board

Posted on May 27, 2015 at 8:34 am

Quick to take up a challenge by Mayor Tom Shabel, Hermann’s Board of Aldermen Tuesday night unanimously rejected an appointment to the city’s Parks Board, setting the stage for what could be a long and bitter confrontation between the mayor and the board. After a prolonged and at times intense debate over his proposed appointment of Crystal Binkholder to the Parks Board — a debate that included yet another discussion

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Pair arrested after chase tied to Gasconade County burglaries

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

A woman from Washington and a man from Festus arrested recently after trying to outrun Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are believed to have been involved in burglaries in Hermann and unincorporated Gasconade County. The names of the woman, 34, and the man, 29, were being withheld pending formal charges being issued, but Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke noted that the two were on probation when they were arrested for possession

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  • HADH will seek tax increase in August special election

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

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    Voters in the Hermann Area District Hospital service area will be asked Aug. 4 to increase the property tax they pay to the hospital from 70 cents to $1. The special election will be called after the HADH board Friday afternoon adopted an order seeking a vote. The move to boost the district’s property tax — now at 70.26 cents per $100 assessed value — comes in the wake of

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  • VFW Memorial Day service set for Hermann City Cemetery

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

    The annual Memorial Day service wil be presented by Hermann VFW Post 4182 and the Ladies Auxiliary Monday at 9 a.m. at Hermann City Cemetery. The Color Guard will lead the Memorial Day Parade from the Old Firehouse down Market Street (Highway 19 South) and turn left at Casey’s General Store and move up the hill to the cemetery. The event will be joined by Hermann Boy Scouts Troop 116

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South Callaway nips Bearcats 4-2 to claim District title

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

All things considered, it was a good run for the Hermann Bearcats baseball squad this season, even though it ended with a disappointment in the District Tournament title game. South Callaway County took the championship game 4-2, scoring the deciding two runs in the bottom of the 6th inning. Not knowing what he was going to have going into the season — only three seniors on the 13-player roster —

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    Posted on April 21, 2015 at 3:38 pm


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Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

Cathi’s Corner

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:36 pm

Car shows are fun shows. And this weekend was super fun. Thank you Midwest Blue Oval Club for coming to town. The German School looked especially spiffy with the flags flying out front this weekend. LOVED IT! I’m tardy but a big Thank You to the Jaycees and all they did last weekend during Maifest. They are go-getters and it is appreciated! Please take note of the interesting places in

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    So Maifest was wet. Wet fun, that is! Friday was rainy but early Friday night it was not. The concert at the Amphitheatre was great. Not many people but the food was good, beer was cold, wine was delightful and the band was incredible! Love The Bluff Tones. I tried to get a video of them playing but it turned out all blurry. I think the lead singer Mark Wallace

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    I hope you all enjoyed your mother last weekend. Maybe you enjoyed the memory of your mother. Either way, moms always have a special place in our lives. Maifest is this weekend AND we have graduation this week. Next week is Blue Oval and Memorial Day. CRAZY!! Crazy fun, that is. The graduation section will appear in next week’s paper. We are all so proud of you graduates! This weekend

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Blue Oval organizers pleased with inaugural event in Hermann

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 2:15 pm

Local organizers of the Midwest Blue Oval Club Rally and Car Show in Hermann this past weekend are pleased with the turnout, even though it was smaller than they had hoped for. Greg Howe, one of the local Blue Oval organizers, said the group is optimistic turnout will be larger as the event becomes a regular attraction in the Hermann community.

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  • Chowning concert to benefit Show Boat rehab

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:26 pm

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    As noted in recent weeks in the Hermann Advertiser-Courier, The Show Boat Theatre has launched a fund-raising campaign to purchase a digital projector and renovate the building’s infrastructure. The first contribution came from The Hermann Arts Council with a $1,500 grant. That was followed by a few private contributions and, more recently, The Bluff Tones performed and the Jaycee’s sold beer and food in the Amphitheater to raise even more

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  • Midwest Blue Oval Rally Today

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:29 pm

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    The Midwest Blue Oval Rally in Hermann kicks off Thursday and runs through Saturday. Organizer Greg Howe said there are plenty of activities for the whole family. Residents along the show route will need to move their cars from the streets by 6 a.m. on Saturday, Howe said. The Midwest Blue Oval Club had a post on its Facebook page asking area residents for their favorite charity. Howe said this

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