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Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

From The Mayor’s Desk

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:57 pm

Last week the AC headline dealt with the Planning and Zoning Commission’s proposed zoning changes for all R-1 (single family residential) zones and the entire Historic District.  Here is why the Mayor is opposed to these changes. As proposed by P&Z, R-1 would prohibit owner unoccupied Guest Houses in all R-1 zones in Hermann. About 60 percent of the city is zoned R-1.  There are neighborhoods that are strong family

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    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    They say the first five pounds are the easiest. If so, the hard part is just starting for me. Five pounds off and how many to go? Too many! Just as I was pondering a snack today, Abbey, the nutritionist from the Fitness Center emailed me. Good timing? Bad timing? God’s timing? I guess that remains to be seen. I had an apple. Big sigh. Along those lines . .

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  • At the River’s Edge: Remembering the days of throwing the paper

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

    Tomorrow is a special day of sorts for many of us in the newspaper business — and a lot of people in other professions, also — all of whom delivered papers. It’s National Newspaper Carrier Day and it was created to commemorate the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty, who delivered The New York Sun. He was hired Sept. 10, 1833. As the story goes, the

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  • From the Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Lee Curtis of the law firm of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe, P.C. gave a presentation at our last BOA meeting on exiting the MoPep agreement.  He reiterated that this exit will cost the city money, will take some time, and will be challenging.  All information that we have been talking about for years.  He also indicated that an alternate electric supplier will be part of the effort.    Again,

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Did you know that newspapers help ripen tomatoes? Wrap a tomato in newspaper and keep in on the counter. It will ripen faster than normal. Salsa, anyone? This week’s column is helper friendly. We have a lot of people around this town who like to help! Trash trucks are hard to follow. The trucks lights are flashing, they are moving slowly and there is a guy hanging on to the

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    I hope the weather is cool as you are reading this. Someone in this town is not living right for us to have such hot temperatures. Admit it and straighten up because these temperatures are crazy and you will be punished! Our sports editor, Don Kruse, mentioned how tough our football players were for playing so hard in their opening football game in the heat. Some of the younger bearcats

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Did you know that if you need to dry out shoes or boots a crumpled up newspaper works perfectly? Stuff the newspaper sheets down tight enough and it will help keep the shoe’s shape as it dries. Back-to-school haircut time. Please do not use a bowl as a haircut pattern! We have great hairstylists here in Hermann. There are Headhunters on Market (who I use), Design Studio on Schiller, Marilyn’s

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