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Hermann library extends hours of operation

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:38 pm

Delivering on a campaign promise, Scenic Regional Library District is extending the hours of operation across its three-county service area. In an email last Thursday afternoon, Scenic Executive Director Steven Campbell noted that all branches libraries would be expanding the evening and weekend hours to accommodate working adults. At most locations, service hours will be increased by more than 40 percent. Scenic officials had pledged increased hours of operation if

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  • Alferman to keynote Gasconade County Lincoln Day event

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    61st District State Rep.-elect Justin Alferman.

    State Rep. Justin Alferman of Hermann will be the featured speaker at this year’s local Lincoln Day Banquet. The Gasconade County Republican Central Committee will host the annual Lincoln Day Banquet on Saturday, Feb. 28, at the St. James UCC fellowship hall located on Charlotte Church Road. This new location for the annual event is just north of Highway 50 between Drake and Rosebud. A meet-and-greet with elected officials is

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  • Lions Club prepares for Pancake Breakfast

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:11 pm

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    The 2015 version of the Hermann Lions Club Pancake Breakfast will be held Sunday, March 1, at the Hermann Community Center Cafeteria. The meal will be served from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. and will feature pancakes, eggs, sausage patties, biscuits, sausage gravy, coffee and orange juice. Costs are $8 for adults, $3 for children and no charge for 3 or younger.  

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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

    Jonathan Pohlmann, left, and Marty Rainey.

    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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