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Tight budgets mean delay in payment for sheriff’s agency autos

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:47 am

Last summer, Gasconade County officials ordered four new cruisers for the Sheriff’s Department. The good news is that the cars arrived earlier than expected. The bad news is that so did the payment book from the bank. “We ordered them in July so we would get them in January,” said County Clerk Lesa Lietzow. “We got them in September,” she said. Unfortunately, as the calendar year moves into the latter

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  • Hermann PD probes recent burglaries

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:29 am

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    A pair of recent burglaries are being investigated by the Hermann Police Department. On Monday, police received notice of a break-in at Wine Valley Inn and several days earlier Sugar Momma’s was the target of burglars. “We’re still investigating,” said Lt. Matt Straatman, Hermann’s acting police chief. No additional information was available about the break-ins.  

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  • Filing for local offices began Tuesday, runs through Jan. 20

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 2:18 pm

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    Filing began Tuesday for positions that will be decided in the April 4 elections. Offices that will be on that ballot include school board seats, city aldermanic positions and directorships on ambulance boards and the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors. In the City of Hermann, there are two regularly scheduled seats before voters — one each in Wards 1 and 2 — and a special election to fill

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The Hermann VFW Auxiliary makes a donation to River Bluff Industries.

Hermann VFW Auxiliary treats River Bluff employees to dinner

Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:56 am

Riverbluff Industries was an infant enterprise in Hermann in 1981 when then-VFW Auxiliary President Dorothy Thornton suggested the Auxiliary give a gift to the organization. The sheltered workshop employs and empowers adults with physical and mental challenges by providing them the opportunity for gainful, meaningful employment close to home. The concept of mainstreaming special-needs persons was rather innovative, even for the time. Often, challenged individuals, who thrive on human interaction,

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  • Hermann PD probes recent burglaries

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 7:29 am

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    A pair of recent burglaries are being investigated by the Hermann Police Department. On Monday, police received notice of a break-in at Wine Valley Inn and several days earlier Sugar Momma’s was the target of burglars. “We’re still investigating,” said Lt. Matt Straatman, Hermann’s acting police chief. No additional information was available about the break-ins.  

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  • NUMBER CRUNCHER: Putting together FY 15 budget a taxing task

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm

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    For Gasconade County officials, budget time can never be considered a fun time. But for County Clerk Lesa Lietzow, the county’s chief budget officer,  putting together the 2015 spending plan is an even-less enjoyable task. “Next year won’t start as well as this year did,” Lietzow said Thursday morning, moments before the start of the weekly County Commission meeting that focused in part on — what else ? — the

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Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

At The River’s Edge: Law agencies learn lesson from Ferguson — invest in body cameras

Posted on December 2, 2014 at 1:18 pm

If nothing else, one lesson to be learned from the tragedy in Ferguson by all local governments and law enforcement agencies (LEAs), I think, is that money spent on quality body cameras would be a wise investment of tax dollars. Indeed, body cameras worn by policemen is nothing new. What is new is that agencies in even smaller towns are taking steps to protect themselves in the event their people

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    The Wednesday, November 12, edition of the AC contained a letter, which they titled “A request for more information,” written by P. Dennis Barks. This letter was a copy of one the Mayor had received early in September.  Because the “letter” asked for information that was extensive and either covered by a non disclosure agreement or was already public information I forwarded the letter to our city attorney and asked

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  • At The River’s Edge: For the record, State Patrol is not a State Police

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

    At the risk of asking you to read yet another newspaper story about Ferguson — and, believe me, I’m sorry for asking you to do that; I am getting really tired of hearing about Ferguson — to the exclusion of almost anything else going on in Metro St. Louis — allow me to set the record straight on one not-so-minor item. It might be minor to many people (most, perhaps)

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