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Interim alderman in Hermann’s Ward 2 could be named at Dec. 8 session

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

A successor to Ward 2 Alderman Justin Alferman could be named at the Monday, Dec. 8, session of the Board of Aldermen. Alferman Monday night stepped down from the four-member board to prepare to begin a two-year term as the state representative in the 61st District of the Missouri House of Representatives. He assumes his new duties in January. Mayor Tom Shabel will appoint an interim alderman, who will be

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  • Hermann ALCO closing its doors; will shutter sometime after Christmas

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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    Retailer ALCO is having a going-out-of-business sale. The Texas-based retailer will shutter “sometime after Christmas,” according to a store spokesman. The move comes after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. At City Hall, the news was met with disappointment. During Monday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Tom Shabel noted that ALCO’s closing means a loss of tax revenue and a loss of jobs for the community.

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  • Hermann Elementary School sets concert by 1st-, 2nd-Graders

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:43 pm

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    The 1st- and 2nd-Grade students at Hermann Elementary School will present their holiday music concert Tuesday, Dec. 9. The students will perform first in an afternoon matinee at 1:30 p.m. and again at 7.  

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  • Hermann Food Pantry cautions about misleading appeal for help

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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    Last year, the Advertiser Courier ran a story about the St. Louis Area Foodbank and how it was soliciting donations in the Hermann area by stating they are feeding the hungry throughout Gasconade County. The fact is, say Hermann Food Pantry officials, they are not feeding the hungry throughout Gasconade County – they only support the Owensville Food Pantry, not the Hermann Area Food Pantry and their direct mail campaign

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  • At The River’s Edge: For the record, State Patrol is not a State Police

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

    At the risk of asking you to read yet another newspaper story about Ferguson — and, believe me, I’m sorry for asking you to do that; I am getting really tired of hearing about Ferguson — to the exclusion of almost anything else going on in Metro St. Louis — allow me to set the record straight on one not-so-minor item. It might be minor to many people (most, perhaps)

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  • Streck Foundation donates new floodlight to HHS drama students

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Streck Foundation members with HHS drama students, their instructor and Superintendent Chris Neale.

    The Edwin P. and Mary E. Streck Foundation has donated a new spotlight for the Hermann High School theatre department. “It was a wonderful surprise to come into a program that had just received a very special gift from such a generous council. We were very much in need of a new follow spot — the new one replaced another that was most likely over 40 years old. I am

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  • Amtrak Station art contest extended to area 8th Graders

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    An example of a decorated utility box.

    Now, more  area students can take part in a community art project. A few weeks ago, it was announced that the Hermann Arts Council and the Hermann Garden Club have joined forces to sponsor an art contest to decorate the utility box in the oval garden in front of Hermann’s new train station. The idea is to beautify the train station and have children submit their artwork to transform the

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