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Hermann’s Loutre Market grocery story observes 10th anniversary this summer

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

By staff writer Loutre Market grocery store near Hermann is celebrating its 10th year in business. Erik and Melody Palladino built the facility after the original grocery store was destroyed by fire in 2002. The original Loutre Market, built in 1963, survived major floods in 1973, 1986, 1993 and 1995, but the fire on September 15, 2002 left the building unusable. When the original owners decide not to rebuild, Erik

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  • Hermann Wurst Haus donates to City Cemetery restoration

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Wurst Haus check

    Mike Sloan (right), owner of the Hermann Wurst Haus, presents a check for $100 to John Wilding, who is representing the Brush & Palette Club. The Wurst Haus donation was pledged to the Brush & Palette Club’s City Cemetery restoration project from a portion of the Wurst Haus’ brat cart that was operated during the recent Fourth of July celebration. The Club was pledged $30,000 from an anonymous donor if

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  • Hermann’s Adam Puchta Winery wins three gold medals at MAWC wine competition

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm


    By staff writer Adam Puchta Winery received three Gold medals, which included a Sweepstakes nomination for Signature Port, 10 Silver medals, and five Bronze medals in the 8th Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, Iowa “The quality of Midwestern wines continues to improve,” said Bob Foster, Director of the Mid-American Wine Competition (MAWC). These are high quality wines that wine lovers

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  • Terra Flora, LLC opens on East First Street in Hermann

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Terra Flora

    Lucy Valbuena (right) and Terra Layton have opened Terra Flora, LLC., at 217 East First Street in Hermann. The spacious store will have much more than the name implies. In addition to doing flower deliveries for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc., they will carry work of local artists and craftsmen, whose work is displayed throughout the building. You can also find home decor, jewelry, perfumes and gifts. There’s also a special

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