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Scenic Regional chief advocates consolidation of districts into single entity

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

A vote could be taken later this month to consolidate the various parts of Scenic Regional Library District into a single district covering three counties. Scenic Director Steve Campbell last Tuesday said he hopes to have the district’s Board of Directors vote on a plan to consolidate the three separate library districts — Franklin, Gasconade and Warren counties — into a genuinely single entity. “We appear to be one large

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  • Hermann school board delays action on drug-test policy

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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    After looking at the cost of putting in place and administering a random drug-test policy in other public school districts, directors of Gasconade County R-1 Thursday night opted to delay further action on their own policy — at least until district finances become more definite. The panel last month agreed to move forward with developing a policy aimed not only at student-athletes but students involved in other extra-curricular activities and

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  • This morning at 10:00 ribbon cutting at new Hermann Amtrak station

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

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    The new Amtrak station in Hermann will be celebrated Friday morning when officials snips the ribbon, officially marking the opening. The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. and is one of many events in a busy weekend in Hermann. Although not a part of the community’s three-day salute to the military, the ribbon-cutting will be the first of several events bringing people into town during the weekend. Expected to be

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After long wait, ribbon cut on Hermann’s new Amtrak station

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

It took the better part of a decade and involed three mayoral administrations, but the wait for a new Amtrak station has been worth it. That’s the assessment offered by Hermann city officials, business leaders and community members on hand Friday morning for the formal opening of the new structure that will greet visitors to town. Despite chilly temperatures and an occasional drizzle, a large crowd turned out to hear

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  • Hot Brass tunes up for Hermann Military Weekend concert

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

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    The Scott Air Force Base Hot Brass Ensemble will perform on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, at 3 at the Clara Eitmann Messmer  Amphitheater. The performance will be the culmination of a weekend of events saluting the members, current and former, of the U.S. armed forces. The performance will begin with a formal Color Guard from Whiteman Air Force Base. Hot Brass will perform a variety of music, including patriotic music,

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  • Big Muddy Clean Sweep is back — with effort ending in Hermann

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    Frank Meyer of Hermann pulls onto the Hermann riverfront during the recent Missouri 340 competition, a race on the Missouri River from Kansas City to St. Charles.

    lean Sweep is back! A continuous two-month cleanup by barge that will be traveling downstream from Brunswick to Hermann this September and October, passing through Jameson Island Big Muddy Refuge, Boonville, Cooper’s Landing and Jefferson City. Missouri River Relief (MoRR) is operating a barge with five open motorboats to haul recovered debris along a 153-mile reach from Brunswick to Hermann. The Clean Sweep voyage will start Saturday, Sept. 6, in

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Education

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Hermann school board formally opposes changing way of evaluating teachers’ performance

Posted on September 19, 2014 at 8:01 am

The Gasconade County R-2 School District board has formally opposed Amendment 3, a proposal on the November ballot that would change the way classroom teachers are evaluated  for their effectiveness. The Hermann district earlier this month joined other public school districts in the state in adopting a resolution against Amendment 3. Public school officials argue that Amendment 3 would result in loss of local control of the hiring, promotion or

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  • Scenic Regional chief advocates consolidation of districts into single entity

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

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    A vote could be taken later this month to consolidate the various parts of Scenic Regional Library District into a single district covering three counties. Scenic Director Steve Campbell last Tuesday said he hopes to have the district’s Board of Directors vote on a plan to consolidate the three separate library districts — Franklin, Gasconade and Warren counties — into a genuinely single entity. “We appear to be one large

    Read Full Story
  • Hermann school board delays action on drug-test policy

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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    After looking at the cost of putting in place and administering a random drug-test policy in other public school districts, directors of Gasconade County R-1 Thursday night opted to delay further action on their own policy — at least until district finances become more definite. The panel last month agreed to move forward with developing a policy aimed not only at student-athletes but students involved in other extra-curricular activities and

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Religion

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Hermann Women’s church groups make pillow case dresses for Africa

Posted on June 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm

By staff writer The Lutheran Womens Missionary League (LWML) of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Hermann recently invited the ladies of other church groups in town to help them make pillow case dresses for little girls in Africa. The ladies of St. George Church Sodality group responded. Together the two organizations made and sent 49 dresses to be enjoyed by girls in need of them in Africa. The

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Health

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Hermann school board delays action on drug-test policy

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

After looking at the cost of putting in place and administering a random drug-test policy in other public school districts, directors of Gasconade County R-1 Thursday night opted to delay further action on their own policy — at least until district finances become more definite. The panel last month agreed to move forward with developing a policy aimed not only at student-athletes but students involved in other extra-curricular activities and

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  • Hermann, St. George school menus

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, September 15 Hot dog on a bun or Italian calzone, fresh broccoli with dip, sweet potato fries, fresh grapes, banana orange mix. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, fresh tomato slices, fresh grapes, banana orange mix, blueberry fruit muffin. Tuesday,  September 16 Monthly Menu Pick Soft tacos or beef & broccoli with rice, chopped garden salad, easy bean bake, orange pineapple mix, fresh banana.

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  • Missouri has a bunch of sick kids

    Posted on September 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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    Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.Nearly 500 children have been treated at one hospital alone – Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri – and some required intensive care, according

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