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City of Hermann hires law firm, will seek exit from MoPEP

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:20 pm

By staff writer The Hermann board of aldermen, at Monday night’s city council meeting, approved a resolution to hire a law firm to start proceedings on vacating its purchase power agreement with MoPEP. The firm of Curtis, Heinz, Garrett & O’Keefe, P.C. will provide legal services for the city regarding its relationship with MoPEP at a rate not to exceed $225 per hour. It’s the same firm that represented the

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  • Hermann A-C building gets a fresh coat of paint

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    A-C building painted

    The Hermann Advertiser-Courier building, located at 136 East Fourth St. received a fresh coat of paint in the past couple of weeks. Retired school teachers and coaches painted the building. Pictured clockwise from left are Mark Brooks, Doug Smith and Allen Speckhals. The Graf Printing Co. building dates back to the late 1800s.

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  • Ice cream social and handbell choir performance will benefit Hermann City Cemetery

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    Cemetery restoration

    By staff writer The Brush & Palette Club’s annual summer fundraiser is set for Sunday, Aug. 17, in the Upper City Park at the Rotunda. Restoration of the Hermann City Cemetery’s most historic gravesites is the project that will benefit from the fundraiser. The goal for this event is $15,000 as that is the amount still needed to match the $30,000 donation offered by an anonymous donor earlier this year.

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Hermann’s Stone Hill Winery wins another Governor’s Cup with a Norton

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

By staff writer The results from the 2014 Missouri Wine Competition was announced last week, and Stone Hill Winery’s 2012 Cross J Norton triumphs again with a tri-fecta earning Best of Class Dry Red, C.V. Riley Award, and the top award for Missouri’s best wine of the year, The Governor’s Cup. This marks the second year in a row for the winery to claim all three awards for one of

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

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    ERik & Melody

    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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Don Kruse

On to another chapter at the Hermann paper

Posted on July 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

By Don Kruse, Editor The Advertiser-Courier Many moons ago, I came back home to become the editor of my hometown newspaper. It would have been a dream for many, but I got the chance to experience it. Now, 23 years later, I’m cutting back my workload at the Advertiser-Courier and will become the sports editor of the Hermann A-C and the New Haven Leader. I’m excited beyond words. It’s a

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  • Remembering the old clay trucks that passed by our house

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Don Kruse

    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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