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Regional drug task force makes 70-plus arrests in 2nd Quarter

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm

More than 130 drug-related charges were issued to nearly 80 people arrested during the 2nd Quarter of this year, according to officials of the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group (LANEG). Gasconade County is one of the six counties that are members of LANEG. Other county members include Camden, Crawford, Laclede, Maries and Osage. The task force also serves the cities of Lebanon, Osage Beach, Camdenton, Cuba, Belle, Steelville and Bourbon.

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  • Hermann aldermen ponder plan for licensing out-of-town food vendors

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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    Hermann officials are continuing their discussion on how to charge out-of-town food vendors — an issue that has been on the table for several weeks. The Board of Aldermen Monday night again took up the matter, but opted to take a little longer to consider possible changes to the city’s business license fee structure. City Attorney David Politte suggests that Hermann officials look at the fee system other area towns

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  • Gasconade County voters again reject proposed use tax

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Gasconade County voters Tuesday rejected — again — a proposed use tax that would have been applied to purchases made via the Internet. During last week’s primary election balloting, county voters solidly turned down the proposal, voting 1,400 in favor to 2,082 against. Gasconade County’s effort was among the latest by local governments to seek approval of a use tax, a method of trying to collect revenue on purchases made

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Hermann city administrator begins to see the bigger picture of planning

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

As if he’s not busy enough managing the day-to-day workings of a local government, Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallace last week began looking at things from a broader perspective. Wallace last Thursday joined the Board of Directors of the Meramec Regional Planning Commission (RPC), headquartered in St. James. The city administrator — who landed in his new City Hall position in recent weeks from overseeing Hermann’s Department of Public Works

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  • Hermann aldermen ponder plan for licensing out-of-town food vendors

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    legal contract

    Hermann officials are continuing their discussion on how to charge out-of-town food vendors — an issue that has been on the table for several weeks. The Board of Aldermen Monday night again took up the matter, but opted to take a little longer to consider possible changes to the city’s business license fee structure. City Attorney David Politte suggests that Hermann officials look at the fee system other area towns

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  • Gasconade County voters again reject proposed use tax

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Gasconade County voters Tuesday rejected — again — a proposed use tax that would have been applied to purchases made via the Internet. During last week’s primary election balloting, county voters solidly turned down the proposal, voting 1,400 in favor to 2,082 against. Gasconade County’s effort was among the latest by local governments to seek approval of a use tax, a method of trying to collect revenue on purchases made

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Cathi’s Corner

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 1:54 pm

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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  • From the Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Last week the Board of Aldermen approved a resolution to retain the law firm of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe P.C. to represent the City of Hermann in our efforts to vacate the agreement for electricity we have with MoPep.  The vote was three ayes and zero nays.  Alderman Justin Alfermann was unable to attend that meeting but did contact the Mayor via email voicing his support for this resolution. 

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on August 5, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Bad week in Hermann if you were a rib. The VFW had great success with their BBQ fundraiser for Honor Flight. Lots of ribs and burgers were gobbled up. I actually bought a slab, took them home and my husband said, “Why don’t you get more since they are so good?” And I did! I spied several new American flags flying around Hermann this weekend. They looked really good. Keep

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