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St. George’s Brenna Jones wins statewide ‘It Can Wait’ anti-text essay contest

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:21 pm

St. George 8th-Grader Brenna Jones is the state Middle School Division winner of the “It Can Wait” campaign aimed at discouraging texting while driving. The contest is sponsored by AT&T and the Missouri Press Association. Brenna and her parents, Kevin and Dawn Jones of Hermann, were treated to dinner in Columbia Tuesday night where she received her prize for having the winning essay. Here is Brenna’s winning entry in this

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

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

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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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  • Hermann Middle students impress R-1 board with their LEGO robot

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Team LEGO Magicians prepare to demonstrate their robot for the Gasconade County R-1 Board of Education last week.

    You can build a lot more out of LEGO blocks than just cars, planes and skyscrapers, as the directors of the Gasconade County R-1 School District learned Thursday night. You can build some pretty cool robots, too. That’s what nearly three dozen Hermann Middle School students are doing these days — building and programming robots in a multi-week after-school project. Some of the students showed what they can do with

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Schannuth, Gleeson off to impressive start

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Hermann High School graduates Jake Schannuth and Jamie Gleeson have made the starting lineups for their respective basketball teams. Schannuth, a 6-5, 230-pound sophomore, is playing small forward for the No. 4-ranked (NAIA) Kansas Benedictine Ravens. He has put up some impressive statistics through the Ravens’ first six games, scoring in double figures in four of them. More impressive, however, is his field goal percentage. Schannuth has made 14 of

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  • Hermann Bearcats bow out of state playoffs

    Posted on November 11, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Bearcats quarterback Garrett Leimkuehler carries the football against Lutheran North in Saturday's state playoff loss.

    Coach Andy Emmons knew Lutheran North, Hermann’s opponent in the Class 2 district championship game Saturday, had a roster loaded with quick athletes. That’s exactly what the Crusaders used to end the Bearcats’ football season at North High School. The 48-12 loss to the Crusaders leaves the Bearcats with a 9-3 record, tying them for the third most wins in school history. Lutheran North (11-1) plays at Palmyra Saturday at

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  • Hermann’s Uthlaut’s barely misses qualifying for state meet

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:04 pm

    Hermann's Grant Uthlaut

    Hermann junior Grant Uthlaut missed by one position from returning to the state cross country meet this Saturday in Jefferson City. Uthlaut placed 16th at the Class 2 District 4 meet at Linn last Saturday, finishing with a time of 18:41.49. The top 15 individuals and top two teams qualify for the state meet. Steelville senior Nick Marshall was in the 25th spot with a time of 18:34.80. The district

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

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

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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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  • Hermann, St. George school menus

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Hermann Elementary    & Middle School Monday, Nov. 24 Hot dog on bun with mac & cheese or chicken patty on a bun, fresh tomato slices, fresh garden salad, green beans, fresh apple, pineapple. 3rd Entree: Turkey chef salad, fresh tomato slices, fresh apple, pineapple, Blueberry fruit muffin.  Tuesday, Nov. 25 New Item Super nachos or peanut butter & jelly with cheese stick, chopped garden salad, BBQ bacon beans, fresh

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  • Hermann Middle students impress R-1 board with their LEGO robot

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Team LEGO Magicians prepare to demonstrate their robot for the Gasconade County R-1 Board of Education last week.

    You can build a lot more out of LEGO blocks than just cars, planes and skyscrapers, as the directors of the Gasconade County R-1 School District learned Thursday night. You can build some pretty cool robots, too. That’s what nearly three dozen Hermann Middle School students are doing these days — building and programming robots in a multi-week after-school project. Some of the students showed what they can do with

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Streck Foundation members with HHS drama students, their instructor and Superintendent Chris Neale.

Streck Foundation donates new floodlight to HHS drama students

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 12:29 pm

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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  • Bearcats upend undefeated Brentwood

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Hermann's Garrett Leimkuehler takes off in one of his rushes against Brentwood.

    Missouri’s high school football playoff system is rather new, and it appears to be working in some districts as the top two teams in Class 2 District 5, St. Louis Lutheran North and Hermann, are in a position that the ratings predicted. They will meet for the district championship on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Lutheran North High School. Hermann, which edged out Brentwood by .29 of a point for

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    My Mother has a lot of things. A house full of furniture, Knick knacks, clothes, jewelry, books, a TV and more! She can get along fine with the things she has and never buy another thing for her home. But…she does eat. She does bathe. She washes her clothes, and she is required to refill her stock of food, soaps and supplies. That’s why for every occasion my Mom receives

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