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St. George’s Brenna Jones wins another big contest

Posted on February 27, 2015 at 10:33 am

St. George School 8th-Grader Brenna Jones has followed her success as a writer with an equal amount of success as a speaker. Jones recently was named the state champion of the Winston Churchill Student Speech Competition, held at Westminster College in Fulton. Held at the National Churchill Museum, Brenna’s topic was “The Price of Greatness is Responsibility,” taken from a Winston Churchill speech Sept. 6, 1943, at Harvard University. As

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  • Former cop Rainey’s preliminary hearing delayed until May

    Posted on February 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

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    The preliminary hearing for former Gasconade County Sheriff’s Deputy Marty Rainey — facing a half-dozen felony charges stemming from the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl more than two years ago — has been set for Monday, May 18, in Gasconade County Circuit Court Division 4. Rainey, a Sullivan resident, had been scheduled to appear in Osage County Circuit Court yesterday (Tuesday) for a preliminary hearing in front of

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  • Lady ‘Cats notch District win over North Callaway

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:48 pm

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    With a pair of freshmen leading the charge, the Hermann Lady Bearcats roared into tonight’s semi-final District Tournament game at South Callaway County with a Monday night win over North Callaway County. Head Coach Todd Anderson’s club claimed their first-round match by a score of 54-44. Guards Tess Schannuth and Brooke Grosse led the team in scoring with 13 each. Grosse’s point total included four of Hermann’s five 3-pointers in

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  • Hermann Elementary School announces pre-school, kindergarten screening dates

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:36 pm

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    The dates have been set for screening pre-schoolers and kindergarten-age children in the Gasconade County R-1 School District, according to R-1 Parents as Teachers Coordinator Anna Azevedo. • What is a screening? A screening involves two sections; a health, hearing and vision check and a developmental screening. The developmental screening involves a series of games in each of the developmental areas (communication, motor, and cognition), and then a questionnaire that

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  • Give your input into the Gasconade R-1 superintendent search

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm

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    Parents, taxpayers and residents in general of the Gasconade County R-1 School District can have input into the selection of the next superintendent by taking part in a brief survey now available on the district’s website. The effort to find the successor to retiring Dr. Chris Neale is being conducted by the Missouri School Board’s Association. Spearheading that project is Brent Underwood, who recently told the Advertiser-Courier a key part

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  • Sugar Mommas named Hermann Chamber’s top small business

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 8:27 am

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    Sugar Mommas has been named Hermann’s top small business by the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce. The sweet treat shop on Market Street owned by  Tammy Burkerhoff was honored during Thursday night’s Gerald Engemann Memorial Awards Banquet at Hermann Hill. Other Chamber awards were presented to Hermann High School senior Everett Knudsen as Distinguished Youth Award winner, teacher Missy Ash as Distinguished Educator Award winner, Dale Ridder as Distinguished Agriculture

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  • Hermann boys, girls turn back New Haven Shamrocks

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 7:59 am


    The Varsity Bearcats and Lady Bearcats returned to the win column Tuesday night as they turned back a Four Rivers Conference challenge by New Haven. Behind Mat Hugs’ 15 points, the Bearcats defeated the Shamrocks 47-41 while Emily Engemann and Tess Schannuth each posted 11 points in the Varsity Lady  ‘Cats 48-33 win. In Junior Varsity action, Head Coach Andy Emmons’ Lady Bearcats fell to New Haven 39-18 but the

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