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Gasconade County Commission puzzled by lack of bids on HVAC project

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

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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  • HRED: Pair of prospects ‘good fit’ for Hermann area

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:39 pm


    Efforts to grow economic development in the Hermann area are moving forward with 10 active projects, according to Chris Neale, president of the Hermann Regional Economic Development Corporation (HRED). Two of those in particular are “really good fits” for the area, he said during Thursday night’s session of the Gasconade County R-1 School District board. Neale is the R-1 superintendent. HRED is a collaborative effort by organizations in the Hermann

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  • Hermann board cuts position in effort ease energy costs

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:35 pm


    The position of foreman in the city’s Electricity Department has been eliminated, saving the city an estimated $100,000 a year — a move aimed at helping ease the financial crunch in the city’s energy-purchasing program. Dropping that position leaves Hermann’s Electricity Department with two employees. It also means the city will contract with a private firm, Meyer Electric, to provide backup service. City Administrator Mark Wallace said this move will

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  • Hermann OKs inspection of natural gas pipe system

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Mayor Tom Shabel looks out from behind a section of aging and damaged gas pipe that was on display during a previous  aldermanic session.

    Part of the aging natural gas pipeline that serves Hermann, Berger and New Haven will be getting an up-close and personnal inspection, thanks to legislation approved last week by the Hermann Board of Aldermen. The BOA gave the green light to an agreement between the city and Utility Safety & Design Inc. for the inspection of the section of pipeline north of Hermann. City officials recently discussed the condition of

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