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Hermann Utility Advisory Board meets Monday night

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

The Hermann Utility Advisory Board (UAB) could make a recommendation on residents’ electricity rates after it meets Monday night in advance of a session of the Board of Aldermen. The UAB is mulling several options for rate increases, ranging from a 25-percent increase sought by Mayor Tom Shabel to a lesser amount based on a new structure for determining various rates. The advisory panel will meet at 6 p.m.; the

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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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  • Plan for big jump in Hermann residents’ electricity bills put on hold

    Posted on January 9, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Mayor Tom Shabel, right, and attorney Lee Curtis, left, listen to a comment from a member of the Board of Aldermen during a workshop Thursday night of the aldermen and the city's Utility Advisory Board.

    A plan to raise the utility rates for Hermann residents by 25 percent to help pay for the costly purchase of electricity was put on hold Thursday night, but a rate increase definitely is on the way. Just how large of an increase will be determined after the Board of Aldermen and its Utility Advisory Board study a comparison of rates and rate structures as City Hall moves toward action

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  • HADH panel Monday night OKs detailed review of operations by Mercy Health

    Posted on January 6, 2015 at 7:40 am

    HADH logo

    A detailed review of the business operations at Hermann Area District Hospital (HADH) by a team of Mercy Health personnel could lead to greater involvement by Mercy in the workings of the local medical facility — including providing the financial support needed to satisfy the holders of bonds that are in jeopardy of going into default. The HADH Board of Directors Monday night agreed to have Mercy personnel conduct a

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