Lifestyles

Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

Cathi’s Corner

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm

I can smell the sausage now. Wurstfest in Hermann. What a great time. Enjoy this weekend, all. Jakes had a good crowd last weekend. Kids’ learning the correct way to track and hunt is a blessing. Thanks to all who helped make it possible…and there were a lot of folks who helped. You’re the best! The forum for the upcoming School Board and Hospital Board elections went well. Shame on

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    What would happen if a school bus, a tour bus or one of our trolleys over turned or got into a wreck? Who’s trained to cut a bus up, know where the vehicle’s pressure points are or how to calm a crashed engine? The Hermann Fire Department does, that’s who. The department trained this weekend on mass transit emergencies and it was quite a sight to see. Our local men,

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  • R-1 board OKs plans for summer school

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:28 pm

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    The calendar says it’s still winter, but the staff of the Gasconade County R-1 School District already are gearing for summer school. This year’s version will run Monday, June 1,- Friday, June 26 — 20 days’ worth of classes, field trips and fun. Summer school will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and held at Hermann Elementary School for kindergarteners through 8th Grade. Health forms and enrollment forms will be sent

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Travel

Kenneth Johnson

Hermann native researches era of local dance hall bands

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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 BOA endorses plan for citywide art project

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:55 am

    St. George 1st Grader Eric Chorley's artwork that will decorate the utility box at the AMTRAK Station.

    Chicago has its statues of cows. Kansas City has its fountains. Hermann is about to have its utility boxes. Decorated utility boxes, that is, and what could be the latest thing to be used to attract tourists: Public art. Last year’s effort to decorate the utility box at the new Amtrak Station in a local student’s artwork will be expanded citywide after last Monday night’s backing from the Hermann Board

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Education

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Hermann, St. George School menus

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, March 30 Cheeseburger or BBQ chicken on bun, sweet potato fries, green beans, tropical fruit, mandarin oranges. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, peas, tropical fruit, mandarin oranges, Blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, March 31 Chicken strips or soft tacos, fresh garden salad, cowboy beans, fresh orange smiles, applesauce. 3rd Entree: Taco salad, cowboy beans, fresh orange smiles, applesauce, cornbread. Wednesday, April 1 April Fool’s

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  • Tracey Hankins selected as next Gasconade R-1 superintendent

    Posted on March 19, 2015 at 10:39 am

    Incoming Gasconade County R-1 Superintendent Tracey Hankins

    A southwest Missouri school administrator has been selected as the next superintendent of the Gasconade County R-1 School District superintendent. Succeeding Chris Neale as the top administrator in R-1 will be Tracey Hankins, now the superintendent of the Miller R-2 School District in southwest Missouri. Hankins was chosen from among two dozen applicants from three states. She begins her duties at R-1 July 1. Neale is retiring from the post

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  • Hermann, St. George School menus

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:41 pm

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    Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, March 23 Hot dog on a bun or BBQ rib on bun, fresh broccoli with dip, sweet potato fries, pineapple, rosy applesauce. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, peas, pineapple, rosy applesauce, Blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, March 24 Opaarito or chili with cornbread, chopped garden salad, easy bean bake, mandarin oranges, fresh banana. 3rd Entree: Taco salad, easy bean bake, mandarin oranges, fresh banana,

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Religion

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Brunch & Blooms set March 8 at Valentine Hall

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm

The beautiful Valentine Hall will be the setting for Brunch & Blooms, sponsored Sunday, March 8, by Church of the Risen Savior, Starkenburg/Rhineland. “Our parish is blessed with the Shrine of Our Lady of Sorrows, St. Martin’s Church Museum, Church of the Risen Savior, Valentine Hall, and our beautiful cemeteries, St. Martin’s Cemetery and St. Joseph’s Cemetery,” said the Rev. William D. Debo. “Proceeds from this event will benefit the

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  • Hermann United Methodist Church to host concert

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:29 pm

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    Hermann United Methodist Church is proud to announce the Hannibal-LaGrange Chamber Choir will once again perform here on Feb. 15 at the 10:45 worship service.  The choir will present  a program of a cappella and other styles of contemporary Christian music using a wide variety of instruments. The team of men and women will also share testimonies, scripture, and life experiences. The public is invited to join in the service

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Health

school lunch

Hermann, St. George School menus

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:16 pm

Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, March 30 Cheeseburger or BBQ chicken on bun, sweet potato fries, green beans, tropical fruit, mandarin oranges. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, peas, tropical fruit, mandarin oranges, Blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, March 31 Chicken strips or soft tacos, fresh garden salad, cowboy beans, fresh orange smiles, applesauce. 3rd Entree: Taco salad, cowboy beans, fresh orange smiles, applesauce, cornbread. Wednesday, April 1 April Fool’s

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  • Hermann, St. George School menus

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    school lunch

    Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, March 23 Hot dog on a bun or BBQ rib on bun, fresh broccoli with dip, sweet potato fries, pineapple, rosy applesauce. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, peas, pineapple, rosy applesauce, Blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, March 24 Opaarito or chili with cornbread, chopped garden salad, easy bean bake, mandarin oranges, fresh banana. 3rd Entree: Taco salad, easy bean bake, mandarin oranges, fresh banana,

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  • Hermann OKs inspection of natural gas pipe system

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Mayor Tom Shabel looks out from behind a section of aging and damaged gas pipe that was on display during a previous  aldermanic session.

    Part of the aging natural gas pipeline that serves Hermann, Berger and New Haven will be getting an up-close and personnal inspection, thanks to legislation approved last week by the Hermann Board of Aldermen. The BOA gave the green light to an agreement between the city and Utility Safety & Design Inc. for the inspection of the section of pipeline north of Hermann. City officials recently discussed the condition of

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