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Scenic Regional chief advocates consolidation of districts into single entity

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

A vote could be taken later this month to consolidate the various parts of Scenic Regional Library District into a single district covering three counties. Scenic Director Steve Campbell last Tuesday said he hopes to have the district’s Board of Directors vote on a plan to consolidate the three separate library districts — Franklin, Gasconade and Warren counties — into a genuinely single entity. “We appear to be one large

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  • Hermann school board delays action on drug-test policy

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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    After looking at the cost of putting in place and administering a random drug-test policy in other public school districts, directors of Gasconade County R-1 Thursday night opted to delay further action on their own policy — at least until district finances become more definite. The panel last month agreed to move forward with developing a policy aimed not only at student-athletes but students involved in other extra-curricular activities and

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  • This morning at 10:00 ribbon cutting at new Hermann Amtrak station

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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    The new Amtrak station in Hermann will be celebrated Friday morning when officials snips the ribbon, officially marking the opening. The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. and is one of many events in a busy weekend in Hermann. Although not a part of the community’s three-day salute to the military, the ribbon-cutting will be the first of several events bringing people into town during the weekend. Expected to be

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  • At the River’s Edge: Remembering the days of throwing the paper

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

    Tomorrow is a special day of sorts for many of us in the newspaper business — and a lot of people in other professions, also — all of whom delivered papers. It’s National Newspaper Carrier Day and it was created to commemorate the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty, who delivered The New York Sun. He was hired Sept. 10, 1833. As the story goes, the

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Did you know that newspapers help ripen tomatoes? Wrap a tomato in newspaper and keep in on the counter. It will ripen faster than normal. Salsa, anyone? This week’s column is helper friendly. We have a lot of people around this town who like to help! Trash trucks are hard to follow. The trucks lights are flashing, they are moving slowly and there is a guy hanging on to the

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  • Bill Chrastil to perform as part of Hermann’s salute to military

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm

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    Branson entertainer Bill Chrastil will feature a Tribute to the Armed Forces to complement Hermann’s Salute to Our Military Weekend when he returns to Hermann’s Showboat Community Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 pm. The performance will also include a ’50s/’60s Rock & Roll segment, with salutes to Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and Conway Twitty. Chrastil also performs hits from new and classic country to classic

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    I hope the weather is cool as you are reading this. Someone in this town is not living right for us to have such hot temperatures. Admit it and straighten up because these temperatures are crazy and you will be punished! Our sports editor, Don Kruse, mentioned how tough our football players were for playing so hard in their opening football game in the heat. Some of the younger bearcats

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