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Nicholas Bonfiglio

Hermann teen busted for selling pot

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:46 pm

A Hermann teenager was busted last week in Osage County during a traffic stop that turned up a pound of marijuana and $24,000 in cash, according to a report on the website of KRCG-TV in Jefferson City. The report said Nicholas M. Bonfiglio, 18, of Hermann was stopped early Monday, March 3, on Highway 50 east of Osage County Road 401 near Linn. A search of the car turned up

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  • Gasconade County official projects low turnout April 7

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Gasconade County Clerk Lesa Lietzow finds herself squeezed for space by large boxes of voting supplies, ready for the April 7 elections.

    Memo to election day judges: You might want to bring a good book with you to the polls on April 7. You might have some time between ballots being cast to catch up on your reading. Gasconade County Clerk Lesa Lietzow fears the turnout in next Tuesday’s local government elections might not reach 1,000 voters. “We have 9,779 registered voters for the April 7 elections,” Lietzow noted Friday morning. “A

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  • Hermann Wurst Haus Big Winner at Hermann Wurstfest

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 7:14 am

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    Best of Show was awarded to Mike and Lynette Sloan of Hermann Wurst Haus. The Hermann Wurstfest is in it’s 36th  year.

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Hermann Area District Hospital

Hermann Area District Hospital

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:49 pm

The following is a summary of the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors meeting of March 23 by Public Relations Director Jackie Mathany: Dr. Rothermich presented the abbreviated format of statistics comparing rolling annual averages. This year has been significantly busier. Overall we showed a net income for the month of February of $82,000 and year to date of $172,000 which was $448,000 ahead of our 2015 budget. Given

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  • Fame was not the desire of Amish craftsman

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Amish craftsman Roy MIller, left, with Janet Laboube and Paul Faerber, owners of Amish on Fourth.

    Roy Miller didn’t set out to become part of a cultural phenomenon; he didn’t intend to become known across the country for what he did. For goodness sakes, he made furniture. What could be so special about building a table or chair that would garner him and his small operation such attention? In a word, the quality of the work. Miller is part of the Amish community of Ohio; indeed,

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  • Gasconade County Commission puzzled by lack of bids on HVAC project

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Gasconade County Commission

    Normally, receiving only one bid on a significant public works project would be cause for concern on the part of a government body. But in this case, the Gasconade County Commission is hoping the lone bid for HVAC work at the Courhouse means area companies are busy with other, more profitable projects. Clearly, that would be a sign of an improving local economy. However, they can’t be sure that’s why

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Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

At The River’s Edge: As Hermann goes, so goes HADH, and R-1, and . . .

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

You probably remember hearing this years ago: “As General Motors goes, so goes the nation.” That’s a timeworn phrase, certainly, that doesn’t have the significance it once did, what with the advent of foreign auto manufacturing and other economic developments. But on a smaller scale, the import of that axiom holds true today. Consider a point made during the recent Hermann Area District Hospital board meeting: “We’re dependent on the

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    It has been a year since the last election.  It would be fair of the citizens to ask their elected officials what they have done for  the taxpayers and their tax dollars in that period of time.  Good question.  Here are some of the things that have occurred since that last election. The budget was balanced, which also equates to reducing the budget.  For the first time in a long

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

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier Editor Buck Collier

    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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