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Gasconade Historical Society to meet April 12

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Remember the music of the ’40s and ’50s that was played at the local dance halls?  Make your plans now to attend the presentation by Dr. Kenneth Johnson, a Gasconade County native at the Quarterly Meeting of the Gasconade County Historical Society on Sunday, April 12, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Courthouse in Hermann, Missouri. Dr. Johnson will be presenting excerpts from his book, “Moonlight Serenade to City Lights:

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  • Hermann Wurstfest is best fest this weekend

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    jim hled web

    The 36th annual Hermann Wurstfest is set for this weekend with German music, lots of sausage sampling and a wiener dog race to enjoy. Set for Stone Hill Winery and Hermannhof Hofgarten, Wurstfest offers a showcase for some of the state’s best sausage makers to show what they can do. Sausage-making demonstrations will be held both days at Stone Hill and the Hofgarten. On Saturday and Sunday, events run from

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  • Hermann native researches era of local dance hall bands

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    Kenneth Johnson

    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 Arts Council to help bring Showboat back to life

    Posted on March 9, 2015 at 8:24 am

    Tim Puchta, left, of The Showboat Theater, accepts a donation from Arts Council President Gerald Korman to help restore the theater.

    The Hermann Arts Council will award The Showboat Theater a grant for $1,500 to help pay for a new digital projector so movies can once again be shown in Hermann. “The Showboat is a fixture in the Hermann community and we are hoping to bring the venue back to life this year,” said Tim Puchta, Showboat president. “The goal is to show movies, have music concerts, plays and more —

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Daylight savings time starts Sunday. Yippee! We get another hour of  light to enjoy our day! At BP the other day. Something unusual happened. A teenage boy held the door open for me. Not where he holds the door behind him in case someone is coming but the good old fashioned, hold the door, waved his hand for me to proceed and held the door open until I passed. You

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  • Hermann library extends hours of operation

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm


    Delivering on a campaign promise, Scenic Regional Library District is extending the hours of operation across its three-county service area. In an email last Thursday afternoon, Scenic Executive Director Steven Campbell noted that all branches libraries would be expanding the evening and weekend hours to accommodate working adults. At most locations, service hours will be increased by more than 40 percent. Scenic officials had pledged increased hours of operation if

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  • Alferman to keynote Gasconade County Lincoln Day event

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    61st District State Rep.-elect Justin Alferman.

    State Rep. Justin Alferman of Hermann will be the featured speaker at this year’s local Lincoln Day Banquet. The Gasconade County Republican Central Committee will host the annual Lincoln Day Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the St. James UCC fellowship hall located on Charlotte Church Road. This new location for the annual event is just north of Highway 50 between Drake and Rosebud. A meet-and-greet with elected officials is

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