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Following the Truman’s return to its home port

Posted on April 22, 2014 at 3:37 pm

By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Sitting on a plane at a Chicago airport late last Tuesday evening, a flight attendant announced that they were waiting for a half-dozen passengers from the West Coast who were connecting to our flight. It was a full flight, they said. In less than 10 minutes, a man from Sacramento, Calif., squeezed into the middle seat (I was at the window seat). He was

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  • Remnant of the WPA still remains in Hermann

    Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    Don Kruse

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Those who watched the late Dick Ochsner labor around the ballpark on a Sunday morning, preparing the ball diamond for a game, would shake their heads in disbelief. He was, after all, the mayor of Hermann. But you would never have known it. It was only a few years ago that I learned that Mr. Ochsner had a big hand in developing the city’s

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  • Memories of Hermann’s old swinging bridge

    Posted on April 2, 2014 at 8:27 am

    Don Kruse

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Memories of the old swinging bridge on West 9th Street, near the ballpark, came to mind this past week when a city crew finished rebuilding the foot bridge over Frene Creek. It had been hit hard by last year’s flash flood, and was in much need of repairs. The “swinging bridge” name came from the years it was supported with cables stretched across the

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  • Going through my propane this winter

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier It’s Monday afternoon, and as I look out the window while writing this column, there are snow flurries. Hermann High School played a baseball game on Friday at Dick Ochsner Ball Park in pleasant, spring-like weather. What’s going on here? Spring officially arrived last week, but as you know, this has been a yo-yo of a season, and a cold winter we will be

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  • Hear it at the coffee shop

    Posted on March 18, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Don Kruse

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Someone once told me, “If you really want to have the pulse of the community, stop by your local coffee shop and listen to the buzz.” This has always been true in any small to medium sized town where folks are familiar with most everyone. So the morning after last Wednesday’s “Meet the Candidates” who are running in this year’s municipal election, I found

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  • State-bound girls add to Hermann’s basketball history

    Posted on March 11, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Don Kruse

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier I was reminded by a T-shirt that I spotted Saturday night at Moberly, where the Hermann girls toppled Palmyra to advance to the state tournament, that their accomplishment is very fitting this season. This is Hermann’s 100th year of basketball and there’s just two games left in the season. Wouldn’t it be nice if the Lady Bearcats brought home the second girls’ state championship.

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  • Don’t prepare for spring just yet

    Posted on March 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Don Kruse

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Usually this time of year, after a brief period of spring-like temperatures, we get weather like we had this past weekend and say it’s a reminder of winter. But this year, a real tough winter has been with us since before Christmas, with very few breaks. If you’ve driven by any of the farm stores or big box stores in recent weeks, you would

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