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Jacob Bockting

Hermann FFA students selected for Summer Ag Careers Academy

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:43 pm

By staff writer Jacob Bockting of Morrison was one of 30 high school sophomores recently selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Bockting and the other students selected will spend the first week of June in northwestern Missouri learning about many of the unique opportunities available in agriculture. “Our young people are the future of Missouri agriculture, and it is important that we help them

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  • Scenic Regional Library tax hike is approved in all three counties

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:43 am


    Scenic Regional Library tax levy increase received the widest support in Gasconade County in the three-county district in last Tuesday’s election. It passed in all three counties, and needed a simple majority in the combined district. Voters in Gasconade County gave the issue 1,378 “yes” votes to 743 “no” votes. In Franklin County voters narrowly approved the 10-cent increase by 97 votes. The vote was 3,850 in favor of the

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  • Hermann students score high on ACT

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:15 am

    ACT students

    By staff writer Five Hermann High School students who have scored 30 or higher on the ACT test have been honored by the Gasconade County R-1 Board of Education. In recent board meetings HHS students Everett Knudsen, Emma Gloe, Alex Moll, Joshua Lewis and Billy Rea were recognized by board president Marilyn Rethemeyer, who presented them with a certificate for scoring high on their ACT tests.Knudsen, a junior, scored a

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  • Area teacher receives Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Mr. and Mrs. Boyer

    By staff writer Shonda Boyer of Stony Hill, a high school business teacher for the Sullivan School District, has received the 2013-2014 Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award. The award, which is offered by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, recognizes educators who are active in citizenship education, including topics such as economics, and who are promoters of community volunteer and civic projects. Teachers  that teach in K-12 can be

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  • St. George of Hermann students wins Peace Poster contest

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:30 am

    Allison Stiers

    By staff writer Allison Stiers, a seventh grade student at St. George School in Hermann, competed in the Lion’s International Peace Poster Contest. She won first place locally and took first place in district competition. Allison and her family attended a banquet on Saturday, March 22, recognizing the district winners. Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth

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  • Hermann to celebrate German composer on April 4-5

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    pommer piano nameplate

    By Tom Uhlenbrock Missouri State Parks Bach, Brahms and Wagner are three of the big names of the Golden Age of Classical Music, but another prominent German-American composer had roots in Hermann. His name was William H. Pommer and he was the grandson of German immigrants who arrived in the Missouri River Valley in the early 1800s. He was the youngest son of Fredric Pommer, one of the six children

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  • Hermann school board approves dates for summer school

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Summer school

    By staff writer Dates for this year’s summer school program were approved at last Thursday meeting of the Gasconade County R-1 School District’s Board of Education. The summer session will start on Monday, June 2, and end on Friday, June 27. Enrollment is open to students entering kindergarten next year, and students who have completed kindergarten through the seventh grade this school year. Mrs. Lolly Rogers has been appointed summer

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