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Hermann Lions Club donates to cancer fund

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Dan McKinney, treasurer of the Hermann Lions Club, presents a check for $300 to Paula Pierce, chairperson of Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer. The Lions Club sold brats and kettle popcorn at the Crusade Against Cancer fundraiser held in June.

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  • Hermann mayor, aldermen split over allowing pizza vendors in town

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Pizza Web

    By staff writer The Hermann Board of Aldermen and mayor discussed the issue of pizza trucks again at Monday night’s city council meeting, but nothing was decided. There’s a difference of opinion between Mayor Tom Shabel and some aldermen as to whether or not to allow pizza truck vendors to sell in town. Several weeks ago, Mayor Shabel asked City Attorney Dave Politte to look into whether the city could

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  • Hermann’s police chief takes job in Millington, Tenn.

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Frank Tennant

    By staff writer Frank Tennant, Hermann’s police chief for the past 10-plus years, has taken a job as chief of police in Millington, Tenn. Tennant, 54, said he was retiring from the Hermann position, and informed City Administrator Mark Wallace and other city members at a department meeting last Wednesday morning, July 9. Millington is a city in Shelby County Tennessee with a population of about 11,000. Tennant said there

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Terra Flora, LLC opens on East First Street in Hermann

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Lucy Valbuena (right) and Terra Layton have opened Terra Flora, LLC., at 217 East First Street in Hermann. The spacious store will have much more than the name implies. In addition to doing flower deliveries for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, etc., they will carry work of local artists and craftsmen, whose work is displayed throughout the building. You can also find home decor, jewelry, perfumes and gifts. There’s also a special

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Don Kruse

Remembering the old clay trucks that passed by our house

Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier The sound of clay trucks could be heard zooming past our house on Highway 19 in the 1950s. I didn’t know what those big trucks were carrying until I heard my dad talking one day to one of his siblings on Dry Hill. They were marveling at how many of them drove by in a particular day–two trucks for every car. It must have

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  • Remembering toys that were made in Hermann

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Don Kruse

    By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier If you remember Hermann’s famous toy factory that the late Bev Taylor moved to town in the early 1960s, there was one toy that some considered the company’s signature item. It was called the kaleidoscope. Summers were a busy time for toy production, and filling orders to be shipped to retail stores. A Western Auto warehouse in St. Louis hired college students for summer

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