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Maifest Maypole dancers

Hermann’s Maifest has something for young and old

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm

By staff writer One of Missouri’s oldest German festivals is just around the corner as Hermann presents its 62nd annual Maifest 2014 – a genuine German celebration of spring on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 16-18. The Hermann Jaycees and the Hermann Maifest Council are working together to create a fun filled event for people of all ages to celebrate the beginning of spring. Activities will be throughout town, including

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  • Two blocks of Hermann’s streets to be rebuilt

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    street paving

    By staff writer The city’s public works director and street foreman have proposed rebuilding two streets, and the board of aldermen has given the projects the green light to proceed. In a letter to the board on April 7, Wayne Bruckerhoff, street foreman, and Mark Wallace, public works director, designated the 200 block of East Third Street and the 400 block of Stark Boulevard for upgrades this summer. In the

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  • Hermann school district hosts large Special Olympics event

    Posted on April 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    Parade on track

    Approximately 900 Special Olympic athletes from a six-county area participated in the 6th annual Hermann Area Special Olympics and Youth Athlete Program at the Hermann High School track last Wednesday, April 16. The Games were open with the Parade of Athletes and the playing of the National Anthem. Lunch was provided by the Hermann Masonic Lodge and Calvin’s Distributing. Ten school districts sent athletes to the competition.

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Business News

Evan Grotewiel

Hermann High graduate Evan Grotewiel joins Tarlton as safety engineer

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:13 am

By staff writer Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, with 2013 revenues topping $170 million, has hired Evan Grotewiel as safety engineer. Grotewiel is a graduate of Hermann High School who grew up in Rhineland. In his new role, Grotewiel will provide safety support to the Tarlton power and energy group, and also to additional projects. He recently served as an engineering intern at Mega

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  • Eat, shop and play at Hermann Sidewalk Sales on April 10-12

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:58 am

    By staff writer Do you remember back in the day when Hermann businesses put items out on their sidewalks for the annual Sidewalk Sales?  Mark your calendar for this re-newed event, Thursday- Saturday, April 10-12. “Sidewalk Sales are a great way for our local businesses to work together to promote each other,” said Ron Kraettli, president of the Hermann Chamber of Commerce.  “This is a great opportunity for consumers to

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  • Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is open

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    Musial bridge opens

    The new I-70 Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi River opened to traffic just in time to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the City of St. Louis. The new bridge over the river opened to traffic on Sunday, February 9. The public was invited to an event to help both Illinois and Missouri celebrate the completion of the bridge on Saturday, February 8.

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Technology

Editorial

Don Kruse

Following the Truman’s return to its home port

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:37 pm

By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Sitting on a plane at a Chicago airport late last Tuesday evening, a flight attendant announced that they were waiting for a half-dozen passengers from the West Coast who were connecting to our flight. It was a full flight, they said. In less than 10 minutes, a man from Sacramento, Calif., squeezed into the middle seat (I was at the window seat). He was

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  • Remnant of the WPA still remains in Hermann

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Don Kruse

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Those who watched the late Dick Ochsner labor around the ballpark on a Sunday morning, preparing the ball diamond for a game, would shake their heads in disbelief. He was, after all, the mayor of Hermann. But you would never have known it. It was only a few years ago that I learned that Mr. Ochsner had a big hand in developing the city’s

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  • Memories of Hermann’s old swinging bridge

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Don Kruse

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Memories of the old swinging bridge on West 9th Street, near the ballpark, came to mind this past week when a city crew finished rebuilding the foot bridge over Frene Creek. It had been hit hard by last year’s flash flood, and was in much need of repairs. The “swinging bridge” name came from the years it was supported with cables stretched across the

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