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Sen. Kehoe to speak at Hermann Chamber Awards Banquet

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Missouri Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, is scheduled to speak next month at the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual gathering. The Chamber’s Gerald Engemann Memorial Awards Banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Hermann Hill Conference Center. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the banquet set for 7. Elected to his second term in November, Kehoe represents the Senate’s 6th District, which includes the Hermann

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  • HADH, Mercy work on details of due-diligence review

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Hermann Area District Hospital

    The detailed examination of business operations at Hermann Area District Hospital by Mercy Health experts will take longer to begin than first thought. Administrators of HADH and Mercy Hospital Washington still are hammering out the details of the agreement that clears the way for a 90-day due diligence review of the local hospital by a Mercy Health team. That review could lead to a greater involvement of Mercy Health —

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  • Hermann residents will face higher electricity meter fees

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

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    Residents will pay a larger electric meter fee to help pay for a growing deficit in the city’s utility program. Just how much more residents will pay is unclear. The Hermann Board of Aldermen accepted a recommendation of its Utility Advisory Board (UAB) to raise the meter fee as a short-term move to raise revenue while a more-detailed review is made of the city’s electric rate structure. City officials said

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  • As HADH ponders closer tie, Mercy Health grows larger

    Posted on January 22, 2015 at 8:04 am

    Hermann Area District Hospital.

    The directors of Hermann Area District Hospital Monday night might formally sign off on an agreement that could lead to closer ties with Mercy Hospital Washington and its parent four-state Mercy Health. While the HADH Board of Directors prepares for Monday night’s meeting, set for 6 p.m., Mercy Health officials are announcing the addition of another eastern Missouri hospital to its roster of medical facilities — Lincoln County Medical Center

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  • Hermann High School students will get introduction to area employers

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:36 pm


    Local high school students will have an opportunity to hear from Hermann-area employers during an Employer  Panel Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Hermann High School. The event is a project of the Hermann Regional Economic Development Corporation (HREDC), a year-old consortium of businesses and employers working to strengthen the local economy. Heading HREDC is Gasconade County R-1 Superintendent Chris Neale. The Employer Panel will allow local businesses to showcase their products

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  • Ron Kraettli gets nod to rep Gasconade on regional panel

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm

    Gasconade County Courthouse

    Ron Kraettli, president of the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce, has been named as a representative for Gasconade County on the board of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission. Kraettli will serve as the for-profit sector representative of the county. He joins Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallace on the agency’s Board of Directors. Also joining the board is Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel. Kraettli’s nomination by the County Commission was

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  • Hermann official: Keep eye on aging natural gas pipelines

    Posted on January 13, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Mayor Tom Shabel looks out from behind a section of aging, damaged natural gas pipe.

    Like most things old, the natural gas system that supplies residents of Hermann and four other area communities needs to be cared for. But that care is coming at an increasing cost, says City Administrator Mark Wallace. “Repairs are costly,” Wallace said Thursday night during a joint workshop of the Hermann Board of Aldermen and its Utility Advisory Board (UAB). According to one member of the UAB, Terry Hammer, Hermann

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