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Off to Germany

Hermann students are off to Germany

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:49 pm

A group of eight Hermann High School students and two chaperones left Monday morning, July 21, for an 11-day trip to Germany. The students will stay with host families in Bad Arolsen, Germany, Hermann’s sister city. James McKay, Hermann High School German teacher, and Paula Schannuth, high school athletic department secretary, are the chaperones. Pictured from left are Mrs. Schannuth, Drew Loehnig, Gwen LeRoy, Gabby Schannuth, Zach Speckhals, Colten Hubbard,

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  • Hermann graduate is 2014 Montgomery Co. Fair queen

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Sadie Gotsch

    Sadie Gotsch of Rhineland, a 2013 graduate of Hermann High School, was crowed queen of the 2014 Montgomery County Fair. Sadie, 19, just comleted her freshman year at East Central College in Union. She is pictured here riding in the fair parade last Tuesday evening.

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  • Hermann FFA student show Reserve Grand Champion at the Fair

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Reserve grand champion

    Alida Bader, 15, of rural Hermann holds onto the reserve grand champion market steer that she showed last week at the Montgomery County Fair. The Shorthorn Angus Cross had a beginning weight of 982 pounds, and weighed 1,289 pounds at the fair. Alida will be a sophomore at Hermann High School this fall. She is the daughter of Alfred and Brenda Bader.

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Hermann’s Loutre Market grocery story observes 10th anniversary this summer

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

By staff writer Loutre Market grocery store near Hermann is celebrating its 10th year in business. Erik and Melody Palladino built the facility after the original grocery store was destroyed by fire in 2002. The original Loutre Market, built in 1963, survived major floods in 1973, 1986, 1993 and 1995, but the fire on September 15, 2002 left the building unusable. When the original owners decide not to rebuild, Erik

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  • Hermann Wurst Haus donates to City Cemetery restoration

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Wurst Haus check

    Mike Sloan (right), owner of the Hermann Wurst Haus, presents a check for $100 to John Wilding, who is representing the Brush & Palette Club. The Wurst Haus donation was pledged to the Brush & Palette Club’s City Cemetery restoration project from a portion of the Wurst Haus’ brat cart that was operated during the recent Fourth of July celebration. The Club was pledged $30,000 from an anonymous donor if

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  • Hermann’s Adam Puchta Winery wins three gold medals at MAWC wine competition

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:33 pm


    By staff writer Adam Puchta Winery received three Gold medals, which included a Sweepstakes nomination for Signature Port, 10 Silver medals, and five Bronze medals in the 8th Annual Mid-American Wine Competition held at the Des Moines Area Community College campus in Ankeny, Iowa “The quality of Midwestern wines continues to improve,” said Bob Foster, Director of the Mid-American Wine Competition (MAWC). These are high quality wines that wine lovers

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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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