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Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

Cathi’s Corner

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 2:54 pm

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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    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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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    The leaves are changing colors, gas prices are down, wine is flowing and brats are being devoured. Does it get any better than living in Hermann? NO. I was gone last week but I heard the weekend was great! I was told the campgrounds were full and it was hard to drive through town but that cash registers were dinging all over town. Every town needs a little economic upturn

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Just to let you know. None of the incredible pictures I took at Oktoberfest this week will be published. They were great pictures! I took my camera to download them and the card was blank. I don’t have a clue about what I did, but there were no pictures on my camera. None of the pictures at Stone Hill with Thomas Held and the giant pumpkin. Not one of the

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    d I ate a brat. Shouldn’t have but I did. Can you live in Hermann with Oktoberfest all around you and not have a delicious bratwurst? No, No, I say! Bratwurst for everyone! Almost as a prelude to the brat situation, I attended a kickboxing class at the fitness center. I was a bit nervous until I saw Joann Kirchhofer. As soon as I saw her I was REALLY  nervous!

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    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Editor: In last week’s “The Mayor’s Desk,” Mayor Shabel stated, “The proposal to convert all of the Historic District to C-1 is also problematic.” There is no such proposal. There was discussion about some areas in the Historic District that could possibly be rezoned from R-1 to C-1, but to permit guest houses would only require rezoning to R-2. The current proposals before the Board of Aldermen don’t include

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