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Interim alderman in Hermann’s Ward 2 could be named at Dec. 8 session

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

A successor to Ward 2 Alderman Justin Alferman could be named at the Monday, Dec. 8, session of the Board of Aldermen. Alferman Monday night stepped down from the four-member board to prepare to begin a two-year term as the state representative in the 61st District of the Missouri House of Representatives. He assumes his new duties in January. Mayor Tom Shabel will appoint an interim alderman, who will be

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  • Hermann ALCO closing its doors; will shutter sometime after Christmas

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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    Retailer ALCO is having a going-out-of-business sale. The Texas-based retailer will shutter “sometime after Christmas,” according to a store spokesman. The move comes after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. At City Hall, the news was met with disappointment. During Monday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Tom Shabel noted that ALCO’s closing means a loss of tax revenue and a loss of jobs for the community.

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  • Hermann Catering bakes up a new Thanksgiving tradition

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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    Pumpkin pie is a traditional pie for Thanksgiving feasts. Last week, a new pie was introduced in town. Hermann Catering, the exclusive baking company for Sugar Momma’s, took a traditional pumpkin pie recipe and added a local twist, Calvin’s 1836 Root Beer. The new pie, Calvin’s 1836 Root Beer Pumpkin Pie, is the creative effort of the Hermann Catering baking team of Theresa Black, Stephanie Hughes and Juanita Monnig. The

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  • Mayor: Hermann will support move to consolidate 911 dispatching

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm

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      Hermann will support the move to consolidate 911 dispatching services under one roof, Mayor Tom Shable Monday night told members of the Gasconade County 911 Board of Directors.   Now, Central Dispatching alerts emergency services for many police, fire and ambulance agencies in the county; Hermann dispatches its own area services.   Under the consolidation plan, all dispatching would be handled by Central, operating out of a new building

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  • Gasconade R-1 District earns Gold Award as being breastfeeding-friendly worksite

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    HES Principal Kendra Brune, left, accepts the Gold Award from Susan Kady of Gasconade County Health Department for being a breastfeeding-friendly worksite.

    RR Donnelley in Owensville and Gasconade County R-1 School District in Hermann have joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming Gold Level Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites. The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a collaborative between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition. The program aims to bring an increased awareness about the importance of worksite lactation support.  Breastfeeding-friendly employers proactively support

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  • Streck Foundation donates new floodlight to HHS drama students

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Streck Foundation members with HHS drama students, their instructor and Superintendent Chris Neale.

    The Edwin P. and Mary E. Streck Foundation has donated a new spotlight for the Hermann High School theatre department. “It was a wonderful surprise to come into a program that had just received a very special gift from such a generous council. We were very much in need of a new follow spot — the new one replaced another that was most likely over 40 years old. I am

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  • Gasconade County mails out 2014 tax statements

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

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    The 2014 current tax charge will generate about $12,302,302 million, according to Gasconade County Collector Shawn Schlottach. Tax statements for 2014 were put in the mail this week to property owners. Real Estate & Personal Property will produce $10,870,282.  Rail Road & Utility taxes will bring in over $1.4 million.  Business Licenses, Private Rail Car Tax & Drainage Levee districts makes up the remaining charge. The tax charge is to

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