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January is month for celebrating Norton

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

January is Norton Month in Missouri! Winter is the perfect time to sit by the fire and enjoy a glass of Norton.  Big and bold, one of our prized wines on the Hermann Wine Trail, we have many Norton wines to choose from. The Norton grape originated around 1830 near Richmond, Va., it made its way to Missouri and was planted by German immigrants who settled in Hermann, Mo. A

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  • At The River’s Edge: Debate flows freely about Missouri River water

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

    In listening to Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State message last week to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly, I was struck by a portion of his speech about a concern that has become all too common for Missouri governors . . . of both parties. The need for the Show-Me State to protect the water of the Missouri River. Not just protect in the sense of

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  • Sen. Kehoe to speak at Hermann Chamber Awards Banquet

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

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    Missouri Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, is scheduled to speak next month at the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual gathering. The Chamber’s Gerald Engemann Memorial Awards Banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Hermann Hill Conference Center. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the banquet set for 7. Elected to his second term in November, Kehoe represents the Senate’s 6th District, which includes the Hermann

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Legislative effort to limit revenue would not affect Hermann Municipal Court

Posted on December 18, 2014 at 7:51 am

Another feather in Hermann’s hat: The amount of the city’s General Revenue generated by its Municipal Court already is far below what would be a much-lower amount under a bill pre-filed in the Missouri General Assembly. Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-St. Louis County, is seeking to limit the amount of revenue a city can earn from its municipal court to only 10 percent of the total city operating budget. The limit

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  • Winners named in the Amtrak utility box decorating contest

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:40 pm

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    This past summer, the city of Hermann approached the Hermann Garden Club to help it design and landscape the exterior of the new train station. The Garden Club, working with Ben Laboube, director of Hermann Parks Department, City Administrator Mark Wallace and Creekside Nursery, completed most of the job this past fall. “One of the last tasks to complete the project was to decorate the big, ugly utility box that

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  • Gasconade County 911 panel could take another step toward consolidation

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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    Emergency dispatching services in Gasconade County could move a step closer to consolidation this week  if 911 officials place a couple Hermann-area services under the Central Dispatch umbrella. Hermann Area Ambulance District Chief Doug Clark, one of the seven members of the Gasconade County 911 Central Dispatch Board of Directors, confirmed that an effort likely would be made this month to move ambulance service — and possibly fire service —

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Education

Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

At The River’s Edge: Debate flows freely about Missouri River water

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm

In listening to Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State message last week to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly, I was struck by a portion of his speech about a concern that has become all too common for Missouri governors . . . of both parties. The need for the Show-Me State to protect the water of the Missouri River. Not just protect in the sense of

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  • Hermann, St. George School menus

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm

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    Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, February 2 Cheeseburger or 3 cheese grilled cheese Opaa! Tomato soup, fresh broccoli with dip, tropical fruit, peaches.  3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, peas, tropical fruit, peaches, Blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, February 3 Chicken strips or BBQ chicken nachos, fresh garden salad, Texas pinto’s, fresh orange smiles, applesauce. 3rd Entree: Taco salad, Texas pinto’s fresh orange smiles, applesauce, cornbread. Wednesday, February 4 Chicken

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  • Old Courthouse windows could wind up as part of Historical Society expansion

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:32 pm

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    The old windows coming out of the Gasconade County Courthouse could end up being installed as part of an addition to the county’s Historical Society building. But the immediate question for county government and Historical Society officials is what to do with the windows until the time comes for such an addition. “We have no place to put them,” said Associate Commissioner Jerry Lairmore. Lois Puchta of the Historical Society,

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Religion

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Hermann United Methodist Church to host concert

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:29 pm

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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  • Hermann UMC to host Giving Room for kids

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

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    Youngsters will be able to do some Christmas shopping for family members — at a very reasonable price — Saturday, Dec. 13, when Hermann United Methodist Church sponsors its Giving Room. Set from 10 a.m.-noon, children from pre-school age through middle school age are invited to attend and shop for family members. Items will be priced from 5 cents to $1.   Church members will be on hand to wrap

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Health

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Hermann, St. George School menus

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, February 2 Cheeseburger or 3 cheese grilled cheese Opaa! Tomato soup, fresh broccoli with dip, tropical fruit, peaches.  3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, peas, tropical fruit, peaches, Blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, February 3 Chicken strips or BBQ chicken nachos, fresh garden salad, Texas pinto’s, fresh orange smiles, applesauce. 3rd Entree: Taco salad, Texas pinto’s fresh orange smiles, applesauce, cornbread. Wednesday, February 4 Chicken

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  • HADH, Mercy work on details of due-diligence review

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

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    The detailed examination of business operations at Hermann Area District Hospital by Mercy Health experts will take longer to begin than first thought. Administrators of HADH and Mercy Hospital Washington still are hammering out the details of the agreement that clears the way for a 90-day due diligence review of the local hospital by a Mercy Health team. That review could lead to a greater involvement of Mercy Health —

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  • As HADH ponders closer tie, Mercy Health grows larger

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:04 am

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    The directors of Hermann Area District Hospital Monday night might formally sign off on an agreement that could lead to closer ties with Mercy Hospital Washington and its parent four-state Mercy Health. While the HADH Board of Directors prepares for Monday night’s meeting, set for 6 p.m., Mercy Health officials are announcing the addition of another eastern Missouri hospital to its roster of medical facilities — Lincoln County Medical Center

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