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City Hall: After 2015 Car Show, tables will remain in Rotunda

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:42 pm

Memo from the Hermann Board of Aldermen to groups planning events in City Park that will attract a crowd: Bring your own tables. After the 2015 River City Cruisers Car Show, don’t expect the tables to be trucked down from the Rotunda any more. The aldermen last week decided to no longer furnish tables to organizations with events in the park. It seems two events set for the same time

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  • Ferguson Police Shot

    Posted on September 28, 2014 at 12:58 am


    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said a police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, the scene of racial unrest in the wake of the August shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. Tim Zoll of the Ferguson Police Department told KSDK-TV that the officer was shot in the arm. St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman told The Associated Press that an officer was

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  • Tourism Director Resigns

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Hermann Tourism Director, Cindi Benz has resigned as of Tuesday evening. Mayor Shabel noted that Cindi was a hard worker and spent long hours promoting Hermann.  The search for a new director is already underway.

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Hermann Jaycees prepare for their first Bier & Wine Garten during Oktoberfest

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:34 pm

The Hermann Jaycees will be hosting their Jaycees Bier and Wine Garten each Saturday of October, 11 a.m.-11 p.m., at the Hermann Sesquicentennial Park on Gutenberg Street. This is the Hermann Jaycees first time hosting this event and organizers are excited about new events including stein hoisting and a Friday night event for locals. This Friday night, Oct. 3, the Bier and Wine Garten will be open to encourage Hermannites

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  • Hermann P&Z recommends prohibiting Guest Houses in R-1 areas; mayor firmly opposed

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    A recommendation to prohibit non-owner-occupied lodging facilities in single-family residential districts is drawing a rebuke from Mayor Tom Shabel, who says the move would hurt Hermann’s ability to raise revenue. Under a proposal unanimously approved Thursday night by the Hermann Planning & Zonign Commission, Bed & Breakfast Inns, Guest Houses, Vacation Rentals and other non-owner-occupied lodging facilities would be prohibited in an R-1 single-family residential area. The recommendation now goes

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  • Sen. Blunt talks with Hermann residents, local officials about federal regulations

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri talks with Hermann-area residents and local officials Monday afternoon about federal agency regulations.

    U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri Monday told a group of local officials and residents that regulations issued by federal government agencies should include an expiration date. He said that such a move would allow elected officials to determine the effectiveness of the regulations and whether they should be renewed. “I’d put an end date on all of them,” Blunt told a group gathered Monday afternoon at Tri-County Trucking in

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Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

From The Mayor’s Desk

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Last week the AC headline dealt with the Planning and Zoning Commission’s proposed zoning changes for all R-1 (single family residential) zones and the entire Historic District.  Here is why the Mayor is opposed to these changes. As proposed by P&Z, R-1 would prohibit owner unoccupied Guest Houses in all R-1 zones in Hermann. About 60 percent of the city is zoned R-1.  There are neighborhoods that are strong family

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    They say the first five pounds are the easiest. If so, the hard part is just starting for me. Five pounds off and how many to go? Too many! Just as I was pondering a snack today, Abbey, the nutritionist from the Fitness Center emailed me. Good timing? Bad timing? God’s timing? I guess that remains to be seen. I had an apple. Big sigh. Along those lines . .

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  • At the River’s Edge: Remembering the days of throwing the paper

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

    Tomorrow is a special day of sorts for many of us in the newspaper business — and a lot of people in other professions, also — all of whom delivered papers. It’s National Newspaper Carrier Day and it was created to commemorate the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty, who delivered The New York Sun. He was hired Sept. 10, 1833. As the story goes, the

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