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Widening of Route 19 from Hermann to Route 50 continues

Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:54 am

The Missouri Department of Transportation and its contractors continue on shoulder widening of Highway 19 from Hermann to U.S. Route 50 at Drake. One lane will be open and crews will flag traffic through the work area. Pilot vehicles are bring used to lead traffic through the zone. A fresh layer of asphalt will be put down and rumble strips cut into the shoulders. The project is scheduled for completion

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  • German students receive souvenir pins from Hermann mayor

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Pins for German stu

    A group of German students from Hermann’s sister city, Bad Arolsen, Germany, were given souvenir pins last Wednesday morning by Mayor Dolores Grannemann after being given a tour of city hall. The students and their chaperone are here for 12 days. They were also given a tour of the city jail by Police Chief Frank Tennant.

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  • Scenic Regional Library tax hike is approved in all three counties

    Posted on April 15, 2014 at 11:43 am


    Scenic Regional Library tax levy increase received the widest support in Gasconade County in the three-county district in last Tuesday’s election. It passed in all three counties, and needed a simple majority in the combined district. Voters in Gasconade County gave the issue 1,378 “yes” votes to 743 “no” votes. In Franklin County voters narrowly approved the 10-cent increase by 97 votes. The vote was 3,850 in favor of the

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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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Don Kruse

Remnant of the WPA still remains in Hermann

Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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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  • Going through my propane this winter

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier It’s Monday afternoon, and as I look out the window while writing this column, there are snow flurries. Hermann High School played a baseball game on Friday at Dick Ochsner Ball Park in pleasant, spring-like weather. What’s going on here? Spring officially arrived last week, but as you know, this has been a yo-yo of a season, and a cold winter we will be

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