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Hermann ALCO closing its doors; will shutter sometime after Christmas

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Retailer ALCO is having a going-out-of-business sale. The Texas-based retailer will shutter “sometime after Christmas,” according to a store spokesman. The move comes after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. At City Hall, the news was met with disappointment. During Monday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Tom Shabel noted that ALCO’s closing means a loss of tax revenue and a loss of jobs for the community.

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  • Hermann, St. George school menus

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:37 pm

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    Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, December 1 Cheesburger or 3 cheese grilled cheese, sweet potato fries, fresh broccoli with dip, tropical fruit, peaches. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, peas, tropical fruit, peaches, blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, December 2 Soft tacos or chicken nuggets, fresh garden salad, Texas pinto’s, fresh orange smiles, applesauce. 3rd Entree: Taco salad, Texas pintos, fresh orange smiles, applesauce, cornbread. Wednesday, December 3 Chicken patty,

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  • Hermann Catering bakes up a new Thanksgiving tradition

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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    Pumpkin pie is a traditional pie for Thanksgiving feasts. Last week, a new pie was introduced in town. Hermann Catering, the exclusive baking company for Sugar Momma’s, took a traditional pumpkin pie recipe and added a local twist, Calvin’s 1836 Root Beer. The new pie, Calvin’s 1836 Root Beer Pumpkin Pie, is the creative effort of the Hermann Catering baking team of Theresa Black, Stephanie Hughes and Juanita Monnig. The

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  • Hermann Food Pantry cautions about misleading appeal for help

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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    Last year, the Advertiser Courier ran a story about the St. Louis Area Foodbank and how it was soliciting donations in the Hermann area by stating they are feeding the hungry throughout Gasconade County. The fact is, say Hermann Food Pantry officials, they are not feeding the hungry throughout Gasconade County – they only support the Owensville Food Pantry, not the Hermann Area Food Pantry and their direct mail campaign

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  • Gasconade R-1 District earns Gold Award as being breastfeeding-friendly worksite

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    HES Principal Kendra Brune, left, accepts the Gold Award from Susan Kady of Gasconade County Health Department for being a breastfeeding-friendly worksite.

    RR Donnelley in Owensville and Gasconade County R-1 School District in Hermann have joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming Gold Level Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites. The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a collaborative between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition. The program aims to bring an increased awareness about the importance of worksite lactation support.  Breastfeeding-friendly employers proactively support

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  • Hermann, St. George school menus

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, Nov. 24 Hot dog on bun with mac & cheese or chicken patty on a bun, fresh tomato slices, fresh garden salad, green beans, fresh apple, pineapple. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, fresh tomato slices, fresh apple, pineapple, Blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, Nov. 25 New Item Super nachos or peanut butter & jelly with cheese stick, chopped garden salad, BBQ bacon beans, fresh

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  • St. George’s Brenna Jones wins statewide ‘It Can Wait’ anti-text essay contest

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

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    St. George 8th-Grader Brenna Jones is the state Middle School Division winner of the “It Can Wait” campaign aimed at discouraging texting while driving. The contest is sponsored by AT&T and the Missouri Press Association. Brenna and her parents, Kevin and Dawn Jones of Hermann, were treated to dinner in Columbia Tuesday night where she received her prize for having the winning essay. Here is Brenna’s winning entry in this

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