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Kenneth Johnson

Hermann native researches era of local dance hall bands

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:09 pm

No doubt about it, the post-war years and into the 1950s was a swinging time for Mid-Missouri counties when most weekends meant at least one night spent at the local dance hall. Kenneth Johnson, a Hermann native, takes us back in time to that era with “Moonlight Serenade to City Lights: Rare Images of Bands and Orchestras form the Dance Hall Era in Missouri.” Johnson and his publisher kicked off

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  • Hermann BOA endorses plan for citywide art project

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:55 am

    St. George 1st Grader Eric Chorley's artwork that will decorate the utility box at the AMTRAK Station.

    Chicago has its statues of cows. Kansas City has its fountains. Hermann is about to have its utility boxes. Decorated utility boxes, that is, and what could be the latest thing to be used to attract tourists: Public art. Last year’s effort to decorate the utility box at the new Amtrak Station in a local student’s artwork will be expanded citywide after last Monday night’s backing from the Hermann Board

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