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Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

River’s Edge: R-1 superintendent search process doesn’t feel quite right

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm

I was not able to meet with Tracey Hankins when she was in town this past weekend. Too busy cutting wood for those cold nights that we’re still going to have before winter really is over. She called Monday afternoon and we had a brief chat. I look forward to meeting her and I hope she will be a good fit for the Gasconade County R-1 School District. I wish

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  • At The River’s Edge: Sunshine the best disinfectant for a smelly government agency

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

    You know how great a set of sheets or a bunch of bath towels smell after they’ve been on the clothes line drying in the bright sunshine? You can’t beat that smell. Local governments smell pretty good, too, when they conduct business in the bright sunshine, figuratively speaking. OK, so maybe they don’t smell better, but they sure do look better to the public when they operate in the open,

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on March 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Although the past weather would be dissuasive of the approach of spring, it is shortly upon us. To that end the City is preparing for another push to fix up, paint up, and clean up our city.  Last spring a number of merchants and residences brought out the brooms, rakes, and paint brushes with remarkable results.  We hope to have the same enthusiasm for brightening Hermann’s appearance this year. To

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    The Board of Aldermen approved the meter rate charge changes at the BOA meeting Feb. 23.  This will go into effect with the billing you receive April 1.  The second part of the plan to reduce the operating deficit in the Electric Utility encompasses City Administrator Mark Wallace taking a hard look at where we spend the operations money and methods to reduce that operating budget. This review includes a

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  • River’s Edge: Is Nixon burning bridges he might need for crossing into next political life?

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. The Gasconade County Democratic Central Committee members might not give Gov. Jay Nixon a chance to fool them a third time. That is, if another vacancy occurs within Gasconade County government that requires a gubernatorial appointment during the final two years of Nixon’s term, the county’s Democrats just might choose to remain on the sidelines and not offer

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on March 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Daylight savings time starts Sunday. Yippee! We get another hour of  light to enjoy our day! At BP the other day. Something unusual happened. A teenage boy held the door open for me. Not where he holds the door behind him in case someone is coming but the good old fashioned, hold the door, waved his hand for me to proceed and held the door open until I passed. You

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on February 17, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Last week, Justin Alferman presented HB 213 to the Utility Commission of the Missouri House of Representatives.  This bill would require the state auditor to perform an audit of the MoPep and MJMEUC systems in the state of Missouri.  This hearing afforded citizens the opportunity to testify before the commission.  Alderman Brian Chorley, Utility Advisory Board member Terry Hammer and the Mayor traveled to Jefferson City to testify in favor

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