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Pair arrested after chase tied to Gasconade County burglaries

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:33 pm

A woman from Washington and a man from Festus arrested recently after trying to outrun Franklin County sheriff’s deputies are believed to have been involved in burglaries in Hermann and unincorporated Gasconade County. The names of the woman, 34, and the man, 29, were being withheld pending formal charges being issued, but Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke noted that the two were on probation when they were arrested for possession

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  • HADH will seek tax increase in August special election

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

    Voters in the Hermann Area District Hospital service area will be asked Aug. 4 to increase the property tax they pay to the hospital from 70 cents to $1. The special election will be called after the HADH board Friday afternoon adopted an order seeking a vote. The move to boost the district’s property tax — now at 70.26 cents per $100 assessed value — comes in the wake of

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  • VFW Memorial Day service set for Hermann City Cemetery

    Posted on May 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

    The annual Memorial Day service wil be presented by Hermann VFW Post 4182 and the Ladies Auxiliary Monday at 9 a.m. at Hermann City Cemetery. The Color Guard will lead the Memorial Day Parade from the Old Firehouse down Market Street (Highway 19 South) and turn left at Casey’s General Store and move up the hill to the cemetery. The event will be joined by Hermann Boy Scouts Troop 116

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HADH will seek tax increase in August special election

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Voters in the Hermann Area District Hospital service area will be asked Aug. 4 to increase the property tax they pay to the hospital from 70 cents to $1. The special election will be called after the HADH board Friday afternoon adopted an order seeking a vote. The move to boost the district’s property tax — now at 70.26 cents per $100 assessed value — comes in the wake of

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  • HADH board could OK August special tax-increase vote

    Posted on May 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    A special meeting of the Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors is set for Friday afternoon to consider adopting a measure calling for a special vote in August to increase the district’s property tax. The special session is set for 4:30 p.m. at the hospital. An increase in the property tax — now standing at 70 cents per $100 assessed value — is a key part of the plan

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  • Trend in sales tax figures troubling for Gasconade County officials

    Posted on May 19, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    As mid-year approaches and Gasconade County government officials begin assessing the finances, they’ll be keeping a closer eye on one key part of the budget puzzle: Sales tax revenue. County Clerk Lesa Lietzow, the county’s chief budget officer,  Thursday morning said she is troubled by the trend that was seen in County Treasurer Michael Feagan’s monthly report to the County Commission.   Regarding the county’s sales tax, the payment received

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River’s Edge: Alferman’s first session in the bag, but just which bag?

Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:42 pm

State Rep. Justin Alferman’s first session as a member of the Missouri General Assembly might be summed up with one question: Would you like paper or plastic? The young alderman-turned-state-legislator, whom I admire and wish the best for, even though we are of different political persuasions, began his state legislative career with a bang. He introduced easily a half-dozen pieces of legislation and signed on as a co-sponsor to several

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on May 26, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    There is a lot going on in the City of Hermann.  At the last BOA meeting approval was made for two contracts to begin fixing streets.  By the time you read this we should have already started sealing a number of streets. Todd Lensing, Street Superintendant,  sourced  a new process that allows us to seal and protect asphalt that is still salvageable, but is showing cracks.  This process should extend

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  • From The Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on May 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Our attorneys received a response to our lawsuit with MUJMUC and MOPEP.   There is a hearing scheduled the 22nd of May at the Gasconade County Courthouse at 9 a.m.  The purpose of this hearing is a request by the defendants to obtain a change of venue.  Because Gasconade County has less than 75,000 residents, and as a result of the small population, state law allows for a change of

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