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Gasconade County Commission puzzled by lack of bids on HVAC project

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Normally, receiving only one bid on a significant public works project would be cause for concern on the part of a government body. But in this case, the Gasconade County Commission is hoping the lone bid for HVAC work at the Courhouse means area companies are busy with other, more profitable projects. Clearly, that would be a sign of an improving local economy. However, they can’t be sure that’s why

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  • Hermann’s Hollrah wins praise for top customer service

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Raylene Hollrah

    Raylene Hollrah, an American Family Insurance agent in Hermann, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “At American Family, the customer is at the center of all we do, and these agents have proven they are committed to consistently providing the best experience,” said Bill Westrate, American Family Insurance’s chief operating officer. “The agents who earn the American Star

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  • Hermann mayor names himself to P&Z Commission

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel has inserted himself more  directly into policymaking by taking a seat on the Planning & Zoning Commission. The mayor, citing a provision of the ordinance that covers board appointments, appointed himself to the P&Z panel, a group of citizens that advises the Board of Aldermen on matters concerning land use within the city. “Early on in the mayor’s term, the mayor brought forth the idea of

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Gasconade County Commission

Gasconade County Commission puzzled by lack of bids on HVAC project

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

Normally, receiving only one bid on a significant public works project would be cause for concern on the part of a government body. But in this case, the Gasconade County Commission is hoping the lone bid for HVAC work at the Courhouse means area companies are busy with other, more profitable projects. Clearly, that would be a sign of an improving local economy. However, they can’t be sure that’s why

Read Full Story
  • Hermann’s Hollrah wins praise for top customer service

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Raylene Hollrah

    Raylene Hollrah, an American Family Insurance agent in Hermann, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program. “At American Family, the customer is at the center of all we do, and these agents have proven they are committed to consistently providing the best experience,” said Bill Westrate, American Family Insurance’s chief operating officer. “The agents who earn the American Star

    Read Full Story
  • Hermann mayor names himself to P&Z Commission

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel has inserted himself more  directly into policymaking by taking a seat on the Planning & Zoning Commission. The mayor, citing a provision of the ordinance that covers board appointments, appointed himself to the P&Z panel, a group of citizens that advises the Board of Aldermen on matters concerning land use within the city. “Early on in the mayor’s term, the mayor brought forth the idea of

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Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

River’s Edge: R-1 superintendent search process doesn’t feel quite right

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm

I was not able to meet with Tracey Hankins when she was in town this past weekend. Too busy cutting wood for those cold nights that we’re still going to have before winter really is over. She called Monday afternoon and we had a brief chat. I look forward to meeting her and I hope she will be a good fit for the Gasconade County R-1 School District. I wish

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  • At The River’s Edge: Sunshine the best disinfectant for a smelly government agency

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

    You know how great a set of sheets or a bunch of bath towels smell after they’ve been on the clothes line drying in the bright sunshine? You can’t beat that smell. Local governments smell pretty good, too, when they conduct business in the bright sunshine, figuratively speaking. OK, so maybe they don’t smell better, but they sure do look better to the public when they operate in the open,

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Although the past weather would be dissuasive of the approach of spring, it is shortly upon us. To that end the City is preparing for another push to fix up, paint up, and clean up our city.  Last spring a number of merchants and residences brought out the brooms, rakes, and paint brushes with remarkable results.  We hope to have the same enthusiasm for brightening Hermann’s appearance this year. To

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