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Amish craftsman Roy MIller, left, with Janet Laboube and Paul Faerber, owners of Amish on Fourth.

Fame was not the desire of Amish craftsman

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:26 pm

Roy Miller didn’t set out to become part of a cultural phenomenon; he didn’t intend to become known across the country for what he did. For goodness sakes, he made furniture. What could be so special about building a table or chair that would garner him and his small operation such attention? In a word, the quality of the work. Miller is part of the Amish community of Ohio; indeed,

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Hermann teen busted for selling pot

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:46 pm

A Hermann teenager was busted last week in Osage County during a traffic stop that turned up a pound of marijuana and $24,000 in cash, according to a report on the website of KRCG-TV in Jefferson City. The report said Nicholas M. Bonfiglio, 18, of Hermann was stopped early Monday, March 3, on Highway 50 east of Osage County Road 401 near Linn. A search of the car turned up

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  • Gasconade County official projects low turnout April 7

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Gasconade County Clerk Lesa Lietzow finds herself squeezed for space by large boxes of voting supplies, ready for the April 7 elections.

    Memo to election day judges: You might want to bring a good book with you to the polls on April 7. You might have some time between ballots being cast to catch up on your reading. Gasconade County Clerk Lesa Lietzow fears the turnout in next Tuesday’s local government elections might not reach 1,000 voters. “We have 9,779 registered voters for the April 7 elections,” Lietzow noted Friday morning. “A

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  • Hermann Wurst Haus Big Winner at Hermann Wurstfest

    Posted on March 30, 2015 at 7:14 am

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    Best of Show was awarded to Mike and Lynette Sloan of Hermann Wurst Haus. The Hermann Wurstfest is in it’s 36th  year.

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Pacific runs strong in Hermann Open

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 3:11 pm

Hermann Bearcat Grant Uthlaut ran away with the 800-meter run in last week’s Hermann Open, finishing about 9 seconds ahead of Owensville’s  Brannon Brocato. But it was the Pacific Indians that put together the scores to claim three of the four divisions of the Open, finishing second by 12 points to New Haven in the Junior Varsity Women’s Division. In the Varsity Men’s Division, Pacific piled up 176 points to

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  • Bearcats split Classic finals with runs scored in bunches

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 3:07 pm

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    In the early part of a high school baseball season, runs are like bananas — they tend to come in bunches. Take this past Saturday’s Four Rivers Classic playoff games of 3rd-Place teams Hermann, St. James and Owensville. Pitchers’ duels they were not. Owensville bested Hermann in the second game in the Dutchmen’s 7th-inning at bat, pushing across six runs to take the contest 13-12. If a Bearcat pitcher is

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  • Bearcats hope for better hospitality on home field

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 8:38 am

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    The Hermann Bearcats were looking to even their record on the very young season Tuesday afternoon  — that is, if Mother Nature cooperated — when Rolla paid a visit as part of the Four Rivers Classic. The Bearcats dropped their season opener and first game of the Classic Friday afternoon 7-1 to Washington on the Blue Jays’ home field. ‘Cats Head Coach Alan Speckhals Monday afternoon was keeping an eye

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    HOW TO REPLACE BODY MOUNT BUSHINGS

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 3:08 pm

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    Presented by Hermann NAPA HOW TO REPLACE BODY MOUNT BUSHINGS Most modern cars are built as a single shell, where the body is also the frame. This is called “unibody”. Older vehicles, typically 1996 and older, are built with separate bodies and a frame chassis. The frame holds the engine, suspension and the supports the body with rubber bushings, anywhere from 6 to 12 separate points. The bushings cushion the

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Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

Cathi’s Corner

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:55 pm

Like many of us after last weekend, I am wienered out! Wurstfest was incredible but was I ever tired on Sunday night. I was so happy to see hoards of tourist back in town. Stone Hill had the Held family making sausage to everyone’s delight and the Hoftgarden had a pig roasting on an open pit, which made for good pictures.  In between those two were busy stores and restaurants.

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  • Gasconade Historical Society to meet April 12

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm

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    Remember the music of the ’40s and ’50s that was played at the local dance halls?  Make your plans now to attend the presentation by Dr. Kenneth Johnson, a Gasconade County native at the Quarterly Meeting of the Gasconade County Historical Society on Sunday, April 12, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Courthouse in Hermann, Missouri. Dr. Johnson will be presenting excerpts from his book, “Moonlight Serenade to City Lights:

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  • Low standing among Missouri counties no surprise to Gasconade County health agency

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:39 pm

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    Its residents eating too much of the bad stuff — or, perhaps, simply eating too much of all kinds of food — is proving costly for Gasconade County in a recent statewide health ranking. The county-by-county rank of Missouri’s 114 counties — 115, if you consider St. Louis City, which is treated as a county in such surveys — shows Gasconade ranking 94th. Susan Kady of the Gasconade County Health

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Gasconade Historical Society to meet April 12

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Remember the music of the ’40s and ’50s that was played at the local dance halls?  Make your plans now to attend the presentation by Dr. Kenneth Johnson, a Gasconade County native at the Quarterly Meeting of the Gasconade County Historical Society on Sunday, April 12, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Courthouse in Hermann, Missouri. Dr. Johnson will be presenting excerpts from his book, “Moonlight Serenade to City Lights:

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  • Hermann Wurstfest is best fest this weekend

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 2:49 pm

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    The 36th annual Hermann Wurstfest is set for this weekend with German music, lots of sausage sampling and a wiener dog race to enjoy. Set for Stone Hill Winery and Hermannhof Hofgarten, Wurstfest offers a showcase for some of the state’s best sausage makers to show what they can do. Sausage-making demonstrations will be held both days at Stone Hill and the Hofgarten. On Saturday and Sunday, events run from

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  • Hermann native researches era of local dance hall bands

    Posted on March 10, 2015 at 1:09 pm

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    No doubt about it, the post-war years and into the 1950s was a swinging time for Mid-Missouri counties when most weekends meant at least one night spent at the local dance hall. Kenneth Johnson, a Hermann native, takes us back in time to that era with “Moonlight Serenade to City Lights: Rare Images of Bands and Orchestras form the Dance Hall Era in Missouri.” Johnson and his publisher kicked off

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