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Scenic Regional chief advocates consolidation of districts into single entity

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

A vote could be taken later this month to consolidate the various parts of Scenic Regional Library District into a single district covering three counties. Scenic Director Steve Campbell last Tuesday said he hopes to have the district’s Board of Directors vote on a plan to consolidate the three separate library districts — Franklin, Gasconade and Warren counties — into a genuinely single entity. “We appear to be one large

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  • Wallace returns to post in Hermann City Hall

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallace

    Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallce  is expected to be back in his usual position Monday night in the Aldermanic Chamber — alongside Mayor Tom Shabel. That resignation he submitted a little more than a week ago has become a thing of the past. “I never accepted his resignation,” the mayor told the Adertiser-Courier Friday morning. While waiting for the start of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Amtrak station, Shabel

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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

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    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 City Administrator Mark Wallace

Wallace returns to post in Hermann City Hall

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm

Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallce  is expected to be back in his usual position Monday night in the Aldermanic Chamber — alongside Mayor Tom Shabel. That resignation he submitted a little more than a week ago has become a thing of the past. “I never accepted his resignation,” the mayor told the Adertiser-Courier Friday morning. While waiting for the start of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new Amtrak station, Shabel

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

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

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    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 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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