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Jonathan Pohlmann, left, and Marty Rainey.

Preliminary hearing set for former cop, acquaintance facing sex assault charges

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:52 am

The preliminary hearing for former Gasconade County Deputy Sheriff 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 pushed back to May. Rainey, a Sullivan resident, had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday, Feb. 24, in Osage County in front of Associate Circuit Court Judge Robert Schollmeyer. But the case was continued

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  • Regional effort aims to boost tourism, agribusiness

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The Gasconade County Commission during a regular session.

    Gasconade County administrators were being pulled in different directions last week — on the one hand hoping a new regional promotion will heat up the local tourism industry in the county while on the other hoping for a good deal on keeping part of the Courthouse cool during the summer. Dubbed “Naturally Meramec,” a new promotion is being developed that would highlight tourist attractions and agri-business products throughout the 8-county

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  • Hermann’s Jim Holland joins Gasconade County Commission

    Posted on February 26, 2015 at 2:23 pm

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    Hermann businessman Jim Holland Wednesday morning took the oath of office as the newest member of the Gasconade County Commission. A Democrat, Holland was appointed to the seat earlier this week by Gov. Jay Nixon to succeed Larry Miskel, who vacated the post Jan. 1 to become the county’s presiding commissioner. Holland is a farmer and involved in various business ventures in Gasconade and Franklin counties. A member of Hermann’s

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

Hermann BOA endorses plan for citywide art project

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:55 am

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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  • Regional effort aims to boost tourism, agribusiness

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 11:49 am

    The Gasconade County Commission during a regular session.

    Gasconade County administrators were being pulled in different directions last week — on the one hand hoping a new regional promotion will heat up the local tourism industry in the county while on the other hoping for a good deal on keeping part of the Courthouse cool during the summer. Dubbed “Naturally Meramec,” a new promotion is being developed that would highlight tourist attractions and agri-business products throughout the 8-county

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  • Frene Valley Health Center joins StoneBridge family

    Posted on February 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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    On Feb. 1, Frene Valley Health Center became Frene Valley of Hermann – A StoneBridge Community. Jenny Van Booven, administrator, hosted an Open House on Tuesday, Feb. 10, inviting families and the community to meet the new owners.  Residents and family alike attended the party, enjoying refreshments while meeting the four siblings who own and operate StoneBridge Senior Living. The evening started with Cathy Lloyd, previous owner of both facilities,

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Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

Cathi’s Corner

Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Daylight savings time starts Sunday. Yippee! We get another hour of  light to enjoy our day! At BP the other day. Something unusual happened. A teenage boy held the door open for me. Not where he holds the door behind him in case someone is coming but the good old fashioned, hold the door, waved his hand for me to proceed and held the door open until I passed. You

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Last week, Justin Alferman presented HB 213 to the Utility Commission of the Missouri House of Representatives.  This bill would require the state auditor to perform an audit of the MoPep and MJMEUC systems in the state of Missouri.  This hearing afforded citizens the opportunity to testify before the commission.  Alderman Brian Chorley, Utility Advisory Board member Terry Hammer and the Mayor traveled to Jefferson City to testify in favor

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:35 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Baby its cold outside! And snowy. And windy. I’m writing this Monday in hopes that we are almost done with this nasty weather for a while. Put on your big-girl panties, Cathi. It is winter. This is the last week of soup recipes. Between 3 pages of soup recipes, you should have something tasty to eat in the cold. Congrats to Carol Starke for winning the contest! Carol, we forgot

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