Local News

Police badge

Former Gasconade County sheriff’s deputy jailed on sexual assault charges

Posted on January 28, 2015 at 7:48 am

A former Gasconade County sheriff’s deputy and another man have been jailed after being charged with sexual assault, the use of a child in a sexual performance and other criminal acts allegedly committed more than two years ago. Sheriff Randy Esphorst in a release said that former Deputy Marty Rainey of Sullivan and an acquaintance, Jonathan E. Pohlmann of Owensville, were jailed on several charges each after an investigation by

Read Full Story
  • Old Courthouse windows could wind up as part of Historical Society expansion

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    windows web

    The old windows coming out of the Gasconade County Courthouse could end up being installed as part of an addition to the county’s Historical Society building. But the immediate question for county government and Historical Society officials is what to do with the windows until the time comes for such an addition. “We have no place to put them,” said Associate Commissioner Jerry Lairmore. Lois Puchta of the Historical Society,

    Read Full Story
  • HADH, Mercy work on details of due-diligence review

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Hermann Area District Hospital

    The detailed examination of business operations at Hermann Area District Hospital by Mercy Health experts will take longer to begin than first thought. Administrators of HADH and Mercy Hospital Washington still are hammering out the details of the agreement that clears the way for a 90-day due diligence review of the local hospital by a Mercy Health team. That review could lead to a greater involvement of Mercy Health —

    Read Full Story

National News

Business News

missouri capitol web

Sen. Kehoe to speak at Hermann Chamber Awards Banquet

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:24 pm

Missouri Sen. Mike Kehoe, R-Jefferson City, is scheduled to speak next month at the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual gathering. The Chamber’s Gerald Engemann Memorial Awards Banquet is set for Thursday, Feb. 19, in the Hermann Hill Conference Center. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the banquet set for 7. Elected to his second term in November, Kehoe represents the Senate’s 6th District, which includes the Hermann

Read Full Story
  • HADH, Mercy work on details of due-diligence review

    Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    Hermann Area District Hospital

    The detailed examination of business operations at Hermann Area District Hospital by Mercy Health experts will take longer to begin than first thought. Administrators of HADH and Mercy Hospital Washington still are hammering out the details of the agreement that clears the way for a 90-day due diligence review of the local hospital by a Mercy Health team. That review could lead to a greater involvement of Mercy Health —

    Read Full Story
  • Hermann residents will face higher electricity meter fees

    Posted on January 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

    electric meter1 web

    Residents will pay a larger electric meter fee to help pay for a growing deficit in the city’s utility program. Just how much more residents will pay is unclear. The Hermann Board of Aldermen accepted a recommendation of its Utility Advisory Board (UAB) to raise the meter fee as a short-term move to raise revenue while a more-detailed review is made of the city’s electric rate structure. City officials said

    Read Full Story

Technology

Editorial

Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

At The River’s Edge: Debate flows freely about Missouri River water

Posted on January 27, 2015 at 2:40 pm

In listening to Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State message last week to a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly, I was struck by a portion of his speech about a concern that has become all too common for Missouri governors . . . of both parties. The need for the Show-Me State to protect the water of the Missouri River. Not just protect in the sense of

Read Full Story
  • At The River’s Edge: Alferman wins a plum assignment

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

    Hermann’s Justin Alferman is the envy of many Missouri state legislators — veterans and freshmen alike. The 61st District state representative was assigned a seat on the all-important House Budget Committee, one of only three freshmen among the 19 members named to the panel. There are veteran House members who can’t get a seat at that exclusive table, so to be a freshman named to the committee that has first

    Read Full Story
  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on January 20, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    I saw Kevin “soup” Stiers last week and he reminded me that January was his month. What? His birthday? No, January is traditionally the month we eat soup, so he has adopted it as his own. I rolled my eyes. Happy MONTH, Soup. Speaking of soup, have you entered the “best soup” contest? We have several entries so far. After the contest we will print all the recipes. If you

    Read Full Story

Headlines of the Day