20 years ago
On Wednesday, Dec. 31, at midnight the bell will toll at the German school and Hermann as it has for many years. The New Year’s Eve tradition dates to the 1940s.
On Tuesday night, Dec. 16, the VFW Post 4182 and ladies auxiliary honored Mark Henning of Hermann with its life-saving award. Penning is credited with saving the life of a man from St. Louis who was swimming in the Missouri River during October.
The third annual Christmas concert held at the historic St. Martins church in Stark and Burke on Friday, December 12, was well attended.
Hermann’s girls defeated previously unbeaten St. Francis Borgia 58 to 56 last Tuesday at Washington in a wild and thrilling finish.
Santa Claus paid an early visit to Hermann last week when he visited the Frene Valley Health Center last Friday for the annual Christmas party given for the residents. Youngsters from the kids in action daycare center visited with residents.
Dear Santa letters from 1997
Dear Santa: I am doing good in school today. I am doing good is home. I am doing my best work. I am doing homework at home. I do my best job. From Travis Kallmeyer dear Santa do you like Christmas? I want a go cart and I want a dirt bike love, Kyle Kobusch
Dear Santa: I just want to know if I was on the good list of the bad list. KyleTrevino
Dear Santa I want to see you tomorrow and here’s what I want. A puppy, a baseball set in the football. I hope you say hi to Rudolph. Right before Christmas I will give you the rest of my list; I want more that I ask for. Oh yes, please make my puppy black. I hope you enjoy breakfast with us tomorrow. I hope you like my drawing, that I am sending with my letter. Love Pablo Los
Dear Santa: thank you for the choice. Please bring me PJS.
I love you. Do you love me? Love Shelby Ruediger
Dawn G Dear Santa: I hope to see you at Christmas. Please bring me a Barbie and don’t forget Kali. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO Lauren Stiers
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Dear Santa: how are you and how is Mrs. clause? Please give me anything. Love, Danny Mundwiller
Remember, dear Santa, I want a crazy croll r of l doll for Christmas and a and I want a Ken Barbie Christmas and a out -fent sast ye and some hos too ar’s out and a boy Barbie for my grlig standin Barbie and some red glue and some books amuve g HH thank you for all you did for me! A Barbie house too. Love, Dawn Derby
Dear Santa: I would like a karaoke and afason nail
Dear S salon set. Sincerely, Rachel Mundwiller
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And a cover and a sheet. I would like a revise a bull Bulls coat. I would like a tick o reBan. Jordan Trevino
Dear Santa, thank you for all the present you have given me in the past years. How are you Santa? How is Mrs. clause? Love, LaurenLackman
Dear Santa: I would really like to have a new kitten. They want a Nintendo 64 game for my room. I would like a Chicago Bulls blanket and a pillow. I like to have a stuffed animal for my bed. I want a basketball and wristbands that light up. Tiffany Gabathuler
a dear Santa; ll team, is a regular at the is a regular on the Mobley Junior college basketball team. The team is undefeated so far this season, with eight wins and no losses.
The year 1947 in’s crisp, frosty and dry underfoot, the farmers the light. The land is fully saturated with moisture and a delayed snow layer is appreciated.
45 years ago
The first baby to be born at the Hermann Area District Hospital in the new year 1973 will be the winner of an array of prizes to be awarded in the annual baby derby sponsored by The Advertiser-Courier in cooperation with 16 Hermann business places. The 1972 baby derby winner was Holly Christine Weddle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Weddle of Herrmann.
30 years ago
A suit by landowners along the former Missouri Kansas Texas right-of-way from St. Charles to Sedalia is still pending in federal court in St. Louis. The land owners contend the federal law amounts to the government taking their property without compensation.
In order to expand their giftware and wholesale awards line,Die Hermann Werks, Inc. is moving to a larger location, from 126 E. 4th St. 2214 E. 1st St. formerly Herman meat market.