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Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

At The River’s Edge: For the record, State Patrol is not a State Police

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

At the risk of asking you to read yet another newspaper story about Ferguson — and, believe me, I’m sorry for asking you to do that; I am getting really tired of hearing about Ferguson — to the exclusion of almost anything else going on in Metro St. Louis — allow me to set the record straight on one not-so-minor item. It might be minor to many people (most, perhaps)

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Our first quarter fiscal year ended at the end of September.  While there are some timing issues on revenues and expenses, I can report that with the exception of the electric utility operations, the city is in pretty good shape budget wise.  These results allow the city to make spending decisions while at the same time keeping a prudent eye on taxpayer money. There are a number of areas that

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Do you have a smelly fridge? Well, do you? Line a shelf with newspaper overnight. The newspaper will absorb the odors and a piece in the vegetable drawer will keep your produce dry. The joy of newspapers! Speaking of joy, the middle and high school bands had the nicest concerts last month. The music was so beautiful, even out of the 7th and 8th graders. Question . . . how

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    My Mother has a lot of things. A house full of furniture, Knick knacks, clothes, jewelry, books, a TV and more! She can get along fine with the things she has and never buy another thing for her home. But…she does eat. She does bathe. She washes her clothes, and she is required to refill her stock of food, soaps and supplies. That’s why for every occasion my Mom receives

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Do you remember the children’s Sunday school song; “red, brown, yellow, black, and white. They are precious in His site. Jesus loves the little children of the world.” That song best describes the crowd on this last weekend of Hermann’s Oktoberfest. People here where all shapes, sizes, races and origins. I heard four different languages being spoken. Maybe Hermann was a giant German melting pot. It was splendid! This seemed

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    In a recent edition of the AC, Cathy Utley, in her column Cathi’s Corner, took the Mayor and the Board of Alderman to task for not having replaced the Police Chief.  Fair enough.  However, there is a bit more to the story. When the position became open the Mayor, in conjunction with Mark Wallace our City Administrator, began the process to appoint a new chief.  We advertised in various media

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  • At The River’s Edge: Is disability the country’s new ‘welfare?’

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

    Not quite 20 years ago, I was Stoddard County’s representative to the Southeast Missouri Private Industry Council, an agency that would later evolve into the Workforce Investment Board. That agency was the result of President Bill Clinton’s successful partnership with the GOP-controlled Congress to reform what we commonly call the welfare program. The aim of the Private Industry Council, in brief, was to connect people receiving welfare payments with educational

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