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Ferguson Police Shot

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 12:58 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said a police officer was shot Saturday night in Ferguson, the scene of racial unrest in the wake of the August shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. Tim Zoll of the Ferguson Police Department told KSDK-TV that the officer was shot in the arm. St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman told The Associated Press that an officer was

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  • Tourism Director Resigns

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Hermann Tourism Director, Cindi Benz has resigned as of Tuesday evening. Mayor Shabel noted that Cindi was a hard worker and spent long hours promoting Hermann.  The search for a new director is already underway.

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  • Hermann school boards adopts resolution opposing Amendment 3

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:24 pm

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    The directors of the Gasconade County R-1 School District are joining their counterparts throughout Missouri in formally opposing a proposal that would change the way classroom teachers are evaluated. The R-1 board earlier this month adopted a resolution opposing voter approval of Amendment 3, one of several statewide issues on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. Down Highway 100, the New Haven School District board is expected to follow suit

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Hermann Mayor Tom Shabel

Hermann P&Z recommends prohibiting Guest Houses in R-1 areas; mayor firmly opposed

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm

A recommendation to prohibit non-owner-occupied lodging facilities in single-family residential districts is drawing a rebuke from Mayor Tom Shabel, who says the move would hurt Hermann’s ability to raise revenue. Under a proposal unanimously approved Thursday night by the Hermann Planning & Zonign Commission, Bed & Breakfast Inns, Guest Houses, Vacation Rentals and other non-owner-occupied lodging facilities would be prohibited in an R-1 single-family residential area. The recommendation now goes

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  • Sen. Blunt talks with Hermann residents, local officials about federal regulations

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri talks with Hermann-area residents and local officials Monday afternoon about federal agency regulations.

    U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri Monday told a group of local officials and residents that regulations issued by federal government agencies should include an expiration date. He said that such a move would allow elected officials to determine the effectiveness of the regulations and whether they should be renewed. “I’d put an end date on all of them,” Blunt told a group gathered Monday afternoon at Tri-County Trucking in

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  • After long wait, ribbon cut on Hermann’s new Amtrak station

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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    It took the better part of a decade and involed three mayoral administrations, but the wait for a new Amtrak station has been worth it. That’s the assessment offered by Hermann city officials, business leaders and community members on hand Friday morning for the formal opening of the new structure that will greet visitors to town. Despite chilly temperatures and an occasional drizzle, a large crowd turned out to hear

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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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