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HES Principal Kendra Brune, left, accepts the Gold Award from Susan Kady of Gasconade County Health Department for being a breastfeeding-friendly worksite.

Gasconade R-1 District earns Gold Award as being breastfeeding-friendly worksite

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

RR Donnelley in Owensville and Gasconade County R-1 School District in Hermann have joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming Gold Level Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites. The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a collaborative between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition. The program aims to bring an increased awareness about the importance of worksite lactation support.  Breastfeeding-friendly employers proactively support

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  • Streck Foundation donates new floodlight to HHS drama students

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Streck Foundation members with HHS drama students, their instructor and Superintendent Chris Neale.

    The Edwin P. and Mary E. Streck Foundation has donated a new spotlight for the Hermann High School theatre department. “It was a wonderful surprise to come into a program that had just received a very special gift from such a generous council. We were very much in need of a new follow spot — the new one replaced another that was most likely over 40 years old. I am

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  • Hermann Middle students impress R-1 board with their LEGO robot

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Team LEGO Magicians prepare to demonstrate their robot for the Gasconade County R-1 Board of Education last week.

    You can build a lot more out of LEGO blocks than just cars, planes and skyscrapers, as the directors of the Gasconade County R-1 School District learned Thursday night. You can build some pretty cool robots, too. That’s what nearly three dozen Hermann Middle School students are doing these days — building and programming robots in a multi-week after-school project. Some of the students showed what they can do with

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HES Principal Kendra Brune, left, accepts the Gold Award from Susan Kady of Gasconade County Health Department for being a breastfeeding-friendly worksite.

Gasconade R-1 District earns Gold Award as being breastfeeding-friendly worksite

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

RR Donnelley in Owensville and Gasconade County R-1 School District in Hermann have joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming Gold Level Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksites. The Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite Program is a collaborative between the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the Missouri Breastfeeding Coalition. The program aims to bring an increased awareness about the importance of worksite lactation support.  Breastfeeding-friendly employers proactively support

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  • Streck Foundation donates new floodlight to HHS drama students

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm

    Streck Foundation members with HHS drama students, their instructor and Superintendent Chris Neale.

    The Edwin P. and Mary E. Streck Foundation has donated a new spotlight for the Hermann High School theatre department. “It was a wonderful surprise to come into a program that had just received a very special gift from such a generous council. We were very much in need of a new follow spot — the new one replaced another that was most likely over 40 years old. I am

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  • Gasconade County mails out 2014 tax statements

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Gasconade County Courthouse

    The 2014 current tax charge will generate about $12,302,302 million, according to Gasconade County Collector Shawn Schlottach. Tax statements for 2014 were put in the mail this week to property owners. Real Estate & Personal Property will produce $10,870,282.  Rail Road & Utility taxes will bring in over $1.4 million.  Business Licenses, Private Rail Car Tax & Drainage Levee districts makes up the remaining charge. The tax charge is to

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Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

At The River’s Edge: For the record, State Patrol is not a State Police

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

At the risk of asking you to read yet another newspaper story about Ferguson — and, believe me, I’m sorry for asking you to do that; I am getting really tired of hearing about Ferguson — to the exclusion of almost anything else going on in Metro St. Louis — allow me to set the record straight on one not-so-minor item. It might be minor to many people (most, perhaps)

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Our first quarter fiscal year ended at the end of September.  While there are some timing issues on revenues and expenses, I can report that with the exception of the electric utility operations, the city is in pretty good shape budget wise.  These results allow the city to make spending decisions while at the same time keeping a prudent eye on taxpayer money. There are a number of areas that

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Do you have a smelly fridge? Well, do you? Line a shelf with newspaper overnight. The newspaper will absorb the odors and a piece in the vegetable drawer will keep your produce dry. The joy of newspapers! Speaking of joy, the middle and high school bands had the nicest concerts last month. The music was so beautiful, even out of the 7th and 8th graders. Question . . . how

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