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Winners named in the Amtrak utility box decorating contest

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

This past summer, the city of Hermann approached the Hermann Garden Club to help it design and landscape the exterior of the new train station. The Garden Club, working with Ben Laboube, director of Hermann Parks Department, City Administrator Mark Wallace and Creekside Nursery, completed most of the job this past fall. “One of the last tasks to complete the project was to decorate the big, ugly utility box that

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Tight budgets mean delay in payment for sheriff’s agency autos

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

Last summer, Gasconade County officials ordered four new cruisers for the Sheriff’s Department. The good news is that the cars arrived earlier than expected. The bad news is that so did the payment book from the bank. “We ordered them in July so we would get them in January,” said County Clerk Lesa Lietzow. “We got them in September,” she said. Unfortunately, as the calendar year moves into the latter

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  • Hermann PD probes recent burglaries

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:29 am

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    A pair of recent burglaries are being investigated by the Hermann Police Department. On Monday, police received notice of a break-in at Wine Valley Inn and several days earlier Sugar Momma’s was the target of burglars. “We’re still investigating,” said Lt. Matt Straatman, Hermann’s acting police chief. No additional information was available about the break-ins.  

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  • Filing for local offices began Tuesday, runs through Jan. 20

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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    Filing began Tuesday for positions that will be decided in the April 4 elections. Offices that will be on that ballot include school board seats, city aldermanic positions and directorships on ambulance boards and the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors. In the City of Hermann, there are two regularly scheduled seats before voters — one each in Wards 1 and 2 — and a special election to fill

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A pair of JV Lady Bearcats battle for a rebound in Monday night's game with St. Clair.

JV Lady ‘Cats fall to St. Clair in conference contest

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

The St. Clair Lady Bulldogs Junior Varsity squad used a balanced scoring attack Monday night to claim a 52-34 win over the Hermann Lady Bearcats. Eight Bulldogs scored on the night and four of those scored 8 points each. Hermann was led in scoring by sophomore forward Ellie Holland with 9. JV Head Coach Andy Emmons saw his club stay within 2 points by the end of the 1st quarter,

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  • St. Clair erupts late in game, blows past Hermann Lady ‘Cats

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Tesla Ruediger brings the basketball up the court Monday night against St. Clair.

    St. Clair erupted for 29 points in the final frame of Monday night’s Varsity contest to claim a conference victory against the Hermann Lady Bearcats 59-50. Behind the scoring of ‘Cats guard Tesla Ruediger, Hermann overcame a 3-point halftime deficit to end the 3rd quarter with a 37-30 lead. But St. Clair used a balanced scoring attack — three players hit in double figures — to outscore Hermann 29-13 in

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  • Hermann boys top Wildcats

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Garrett Leimkuehler brings the basketball up the floor against a Montgomery County defender.

    The Hermann Bearcats scored just four points in the final eight minutes, and dropped a 45-39 decision to Bowling Green in the semifinals of the Montgomery County Basketball Tournament last Thursday night. Hermann held a 25-16 lead at the half, before Adam Holt and Tyess Chatman caught fire and ignited the Bobcats’ comeback. They combined for 16 of Bowling Green’s 19 points in the third quarter. The score was knotted

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The Hermann VFW Auxiliary makes a donation to River Bluff Industries.

Hermann VFW Auxiliary treats River Bluff employees to dinner

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

Riverbluff Industries was an infant enterprise in Hermann in 1981 when then-VFW Auxiliary President Dorothy Thornton suggested the Auxiliary give a gift to the organization. The sheltered workshop employs and empowers adults with physical and mental challenges by providing them the opportunity for gainful, meaningful employment close to home. The concept of mainstreaming special-needs persons was rather innovative, even for the time. Often, challenged individuals, who thrive on human interaction,

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  • Filing for local offices began Tuesday, runs through Jan. 20

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    vote your vote counts

    Filing began Tuesday for positions that will be decided in the April 4 elections. Offices that will be on that ballot include school board seats, city aldermanic positions and directorships on ambulance boards and the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors. In the City of Hermann, there are two regularly scheduled seats before voters — one each in Wards 1 and 2 — and a special election to fill

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  • NUMBER CRUNCHER: Putting together FY 15 budget a taxing task

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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    For Gasconade County officials, budget time can never be considered a fun time. But for County Clerk Lesa Lietzow, the county’s chief budget officer,  putting together the 2015 spending plan is an even-less enjoyable task. “Next year won’t start as well as this year did,” Lietzow said Thursday morning, moments before the start of the weekly County Commission meeting that focused in part on — what else ? — the

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A pair of JV Lady Bearcats battle for a rebound in Monday night's game with St. Clair.

JV Lady ‘Cats fall to St. Clair in conference contest

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:59 am

The St. Clair Lady Bulldogs Junior Varsity squad used a balanced scoring attack Monday night to claim a 52-34 win over the Hermann Lady Bearcats. Eight Bulldogs scored on the night and four of those scored 8 points each. Hermann was led in scoring by sophomore forward Ellie Holland with 9. JV Head Coach Andy Emmons saw his club stay within 2 points by the end of the 1st quarter,

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  • St. Clair erupts late in game, blows past Hermann Lady ‘Cats

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    Tesla Ruediger brings the basketball up the court Monday night against St. Clair.

    St. Clair erupted for 29 points in the final frame of Monday night’s Varsity contest to claim a conference victory against the Hermann Lady Bearcats 59-50. Behind the scoring of ‘Cats guard Tesla Ruediger, Hermann overcame a 3-point halftime deficit to end the 3rd quarter with a 37-30 lead. But St. Clair used a balanced scoring attack — three players hit in double figures — to outscore Hermann 29-13 in

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  • Results of 2014 Turkey Trot 5K Run

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:02 pm

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    A pair of teenagers — one a middle schooler from Franklin County R-2 — claimed the top prizes of this year’s Turkey Trot 5K Run held Thanksgiving morning. Emmett Scheible took the top honor crossing the finish line first with a time of 20:30.16. Julia McIntyre of rural New Haven was the top female finisher, coming behind Scheible by  about 14 seconds at a time of 20:44.62. Crossing the line

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