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Hermann ALCO closing its doors; will shutter sometime after Christmas

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

Retailer ALCO is having a going-out-of-business sale. The Texas-based retailer will shutter “sometime after Christmas,” according to a store spokesman. The move comes after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. At City Hall, the news was met with disappointment. During Monday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Tom Shabel noted that ALCO’s closing means a loss of tax revenue and a loss of jobs for the community.

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

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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

    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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Interim alderman in Hermann’s Ward 2 could be named at Dec. 8 session

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 9:56 am

A successor to Ward 2 Alderman Justin Alferman could be named at the Monday, Dec. 8, session of the Board of Aldermen. Alferman Monday night stepped down from the four-member board to prepare to begin a two-year term as the state representative in the 61st District of the Missouri House of Representatives. He assumes his new duties in January. Mayor Tom Shabel will appoint an interim alderman, who will be

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  • Hermann ALCO closing its doors; will shutter sometime after Christmas

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:52 pm

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    Retailer ALCO is having a going-out-of-business sale. The Texas-based retailer will shutter “sometime after Christmas,” according to a store spokesman. The move comes after the company filed for bankruptcy protection. At City Hall, the news was met with disappointment. During Monday night’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor Tom Shabel noted that ALCO’s closing means a loss of tax revenue and a loss of jobs for the community.

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  • Hermann Catering bakes up a new Thanksgiving tradition

    Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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    Pumpkin pie is a traditional pie for Thanksgiving feasts. Last week, a new pie was introduced in town. Hermann Catering, the exclusive baking company for Sugar Momma’s, took a traditional pumpkin pie recipe and added a local twist, Calvin’s 1836 Root Beer. The new pie, Calvin’s 1836 Root Beer Pumpkin Pie, is the creative effort of the Hermann Catering baking team of Theresa Black, Stephanie Hughes and Juanita Monnig. The

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Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

From The Mayor’s Desk

Posted on November 25, 2014 at 1:46 pm

The Wednesday, November 12, edition of the AC contained a letter, which they titled “A request for more information,” written by P. Dennis Barks. This letter was a copy of one the Mayor had received early in September.  Because the “letter” asked for information that was extensive and either covered by a non disclosure agreement or was already public information I forwarded the letter to our city attorney and asked

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

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

    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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