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Parks board member Dawn Page is offering her own plan for the parks system's upgrade.

Hermann parks board member offers own plan for system upgrade

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:41 am

A plan to rejuvenate the Hermann parks system hinges on the city’s willingness to abandon its swimming pool. Parks Director Dawn Page last week offered the Board of Aldermen her version of a 3-year plan to renovate the parks system. Speaking during the second regular aldermanic session, delayed one night because of the Memorial Day holiday, Page said she had researched  a potential upgrade of the system, including talking with

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  • Gasconade County ag land values rise

    Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Gasconade County Courthouse

    The assessed value of agricultural land in Gasconade County is up this year — as it will be across the state — marking the first increase in 20 years for this class of property, according to Gasconade County Assessor Joe Mundwiller. Notices are going out this week to property ownes whose land has an increased assessed value. Mundwiller noted that his office is in the final stages of completing the

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  • Pair arrested after chase tied to Gasconade County burglaries

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    A woman from Washington and a man from Festus arrested recently after trying to outrun Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are believed to have been involved in burglaries in Hermann and unincorporated Gasconade County. The names of the woman, 34, and the man, 29, were being withheld pending formal charges being issued, but Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke noted that the two were on probation when they were arrested for possession

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Gasconade County ag land values rise

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:33 am

The assessed value of agricultural land in Gasconade County is up this year — as it will be across the state — marking the first increase in 20 years for this class of property, according to Gasconade County Assessor Joe Mundwiller. Notices are going out this week to property ownes whose land has an increased assessed value. Mundwiller noted that his office is in the final stages of completing the

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  • HADH will seek tax increase in August special election

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Voters in the Hermann Area District Hospital service area will be asked Aug. 4 to increase the property tax they pay to the hospital from 70 cents to $1. The special election will be called after the HADH board Friday afternoon adopted an order seeking a vote. The move to boost the district’s property tax — now at 70.26 cents per $100 assessed value — comes in the wake of

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  • HADH board could OK August special tax-increase vote

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    A special meeting of the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors is set for Friday afternoon to consider adopting a measure calling for a special vote in August to increase the district’s property tax. The special session is set for 4:30 p.m. at the hospital. An increase in the property tax — now standing at 70 cents per $100 assessed value — is a key part of the plan

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River’s Edge: Waiting for the recovery

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 11:47 am

I noticed several things last week that only make me wonder even more when — or even if — this region will see the economic recovery that’s taking place in other parts of the state and nation. I overheard one of the workers at Hardee’s talking about ending her long morning shift there  and heading straight to her second job to put in another 7 or 8 hours. I hope

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  • River’s Edge: Alferman’s first session in the bag, but just which bag?

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    State Rep. Justin Alferman’s first session as a member of the Missouri General Assembly might be summed up with one question: Would you like paper or plastic? The young alderman-turned-state-legislator, whom I admire and wish the best for, even though we are of different political persuasions, began his state legislative career with a bang. He introduced easily a half-dozen pieces of legislation and signed on as a co-sponsor to several

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    There is a lot going on in the City of Hermann.  At the last BOA meeting approval was made for two contracts to begin fixing streets.  By the time you read this we should have already started sealing a number of streets. Todd Lensing, Street Superintendant,  sourced  a new process that allows us to seal and protect asphalt that is still salvageable, but is showing cracks.  This process should extend

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