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Bill Chrastil to perform as part of Hermann’s salute to military

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Branson entertainer Bill Chrastil will feature a Tribute to the Armed Forces to complement Hermann’s Salute to Our Military Weekend when he returns to Hermann’s Showboat Community Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 pm. The performance will also include a ’50s/’60s Rock & Roll segment, with salutes to Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and Conway Twitty. Chrastil also performs hits from new and classic country to classic

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  • Hermann prepares to salute current, former military veterans

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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    Flags will be flying on the second weekend of September as Hermann salutes the nation’s military men and women. Active-duty and retired military personnel will honored Friday through Sunday, Sept. 12-14. Discounts will be available at area merchants and the Advertiser-Courier will be announcing its most patriotic decorated business. Events during the weekend will include a concert by Pilot Grove on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Hermann Amphitheater from 7:30-9:30

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  • First-time donors push Hermann blood drive past goal

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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    Call them the Magnificent Seven. Thanks to the seven first-time donors, the most recent American Red Cross blood drive exceeded its goal. Sponsored by Hermann Area District Hospital and St. George Home and School, the drive held in the St. George gymnasium had a goal of 55 points. It collected 57 units — each having the potential of saving three lives. Each unit of blood collected can be separated into

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Attorney tells Hermann aldermen exit from utility group could be costly, lengthy process

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Hermann likely can get out of the contract that provides electricity to municipal governments but it will be expensive and it will be a lengthy endeavor. So says Lee Curtis, the lead attorney in the law firm recently hired to represent the city in its efforts to leave the consortium of local governments — the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) — that sells electricity. Curtis Monday night offered

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  • Hermann city administrator begins to see the bigger picture of planning

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:05 pm

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    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

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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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Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

At the River’s Edge: Remembering the days of throwing the paper

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

Tomorrow is a special day of sorts for many of us in the newspaper business — and a lot of people in other professions, also — all of whom delivered papers. It’s National Newspaper Carrier Day and it was created to commemorate the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty, who delivered The New York Sun. He was hired Sept. 10, 1833. As the story goes, the

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  • From the Mayor’s Desk

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

    Lee Curtis of the law firm of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe, P.C. gave a presentation at our last BOA meeting on exiting the MoPep agreement.  He reiterated that this exit will cost the city money, will take some time, and will be challenging.  All information that we have been talking about for years.  He also indicated that an alternate electric supplier will be part of the effort.    Again,

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Did you know that newspapers help ripen tomatoes? Wrap a tomato in newspaper and keep in on the counter. It will ripen faster than normal. Salsa, anyone? This week’s column is helper friendly. We have a lot of people around this town who like to help! Trash trucks are hard to follow. The trucks lights are flashing, they are moving slowly and there is a guy hanging on to the

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