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Legislative effort to limit revenue would not affect Hermann Municipal Court

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

An effort by a Missouri lawmaker to further limit the amount of municipal court revenue used to fuel a city’s operating budget would not affect Hermann. The Hermann Municipal Court already provides far less than the limit proposed by a St. Louis County state senator. Missouri law now limits the amount of municipal court money to no more than 30 percent of a city’s operating budget, adopted in recent years

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  • Hermann VFW Auxiliary treats River Bluff employees to dinner

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

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

    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

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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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  • 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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  • Winners named in the Amtrak utility box decorating contest

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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    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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  • Key factor in Hermann area’s economic development: ‘Bring our kids back’

    Posted on December 11, 2014 at 7:44 am

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    At first glance, it might appear that the effort to promote economic development in the Hermann area is more than slightly off the mark. Sort of putting the cart before the horse. It’s all about creating jobs, right? Yes, but there are various ways of achieving that goal and the Hermann Regional Economic Development Corporation (HREDC) is taking one of those alternate routes, at least at the outset of its

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  • Hermann, St. George school menus

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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    Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, December 15 Chicken patty on a bun or mozzarella dunkers with marinara, sweet potato fries, green beans, applesauce, chilled pears. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, peas, applesauce, chilled pears, blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, December 16 Chicken strips or popcorn chicken wrap, fresh garden salad, cowboy beans, fresh orange smiles, fresh banana. 3rd Entree: Taco salad, cowboy beans, fresh orange smiles, fresh banana, cornbread.

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