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Hermann’s Alferman scores big with amendment to ethics bill

Posted on April 7, 2015 at 2:50 pm

It’s a big feather in the hat of State Rep. Justin Alferman of Hermann — the inclusion of his wording to the omnibus ethis bill. The measure deals with matters ranging from a limit on the value of lobbyist gifts to lawmakers to a required cooling-off period before a legislator can become a lobbyist. Senate Bill 11, which was approved last week by the Missouri House of Representatives. Because the

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  • Hermann Area District Hospital

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    Hermann Area District Hospital

    The following is a summary of the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors meeting of March 23 by Public Relations Director Jackie Mathany: Dr. Rothermich presented the abbreviated format of statistics comparing rolling annual averages. This year has been significantly busier. Overall we showed a net income for the month of February of $82,000 and year to date of $172,000 which was $448,000 ahead of our 2015 budget. Given

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  • Fame was not the desire of Amish craftsman

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Amish craftsman Roy MIller, left, with Janet Laboube and Paul Faerber, owners of Amish on Fourth.

    Roy Miller didn’t set out to become part of a cultural phenomenon; he didn’t intend to become known across the country for what he did. For goodness sakes, he made furniture. What could be so special about building a table or chair that would garner him and his small operation such attention? In a word, the quality of the work. Miller is part of the Amish community of Ohio; indeed,

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  • Gasconade County Commission puzzled by lack of bids on HVAC project

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Gasconade County Commission

    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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  • Hermann takes legal action to leave energy consortium

    Posted on March 20, 2015 at 10:34 am

    A copy of the papework filed by Hermann Thursday to leave the consortium that supplies the city with electricity.

    Hermann today made good on its pledge to take legal action to get out of a consortium of nearly three dozen Missouri cities that purchases electricity for resale to their residents and businesses. The lawsuit filed Thursday morning in Gasconade County Circuit Court aims to have a court allow Hermann to leave the program administered by the Missouri Joint Municipal Electrical Utility Commission. That program involves the purchase of electricity

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