120 years ago
Fred Held, 78, near Potsdam, died at his home last Sunday.
The oldest inhabited never saw the Missouri River lower than it is at this time.
Carl Sauer, 26, nephew of Wm. Herzog, died last week in San Antonio, Texas, where he had gone in search of health. He at one time was in the employ of the Stone Hill Wine Company.
95 years ago
The ferryboat Hermann made her weekly Rush Island trip yesterday, bringing back quite a number of passengers, and 450 sacks of corn. The ferryboat Lexington arrived in Port Sunday, took on a lot of lumber and other supplies and departed for Gasconade, where she will be pulled out and given a thorough overhauling.
Programs and pie suppers will be given this month at the upper First Creek school.
The temperature registered 13° above zero yesterday morning.
70 years ago
The Kroger store, an ultramodern shopping pace, located at 221 1st St., opened this week.
Mr. Walkenbach has completed transforming the former Eggers Mill, corner of first and Gutenberg streets, into a modern commercial building with five times the square feet of the largest building in Hermann.
Richard, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.E. J. Naegelin of south of Herrmann, had the surprise of his life Sunday morning. With a number three jump trap set for Foxes, he approached his trap and found a vicious wolf caught by the leg. Fortunately he had a 22 rifle along and dispatched the 27 pound marauder with one shot and dragged him home. The boy on Monday of last week trapped a grey fox.
45 years ago
The current icy conditions which set up Tuesday resulted mainly in school closings, meeting and sport events cancellations, and hazardous road conditions, cause of the closing of three factories in Hermann when heavy ice coating on power lines resulted in service interruptions.
The December 11 issue of the Central Addition of Box Office, publication of the motion picture industry, includes an illustrated article devoted to the remodeling and opening of the Show Boat Theatre in Hermann.
30 years ago
Ted Schwinke, senior at Hermann high school, won the top award in the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual Voice of Democracy speaking contest.
The Captain Wohlt Inn is the newest bed-and-breakfast in Hermann. The completely rehabilitated home, owned by Dr. and Mrs. Harry Sammons, offers space for a dozen guest.
William E Grimm of Hermann was one of 24 Missouri Masons elected to receive the
33rd°, the highest degree bestowed on the Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite of the Southern Jurisdiction.
20 years ago
Area snowfall is over 5 inches; more is forecast.
A crew from this Hermann Parks Department used a sein to remove the fish from the city pond last Thursday.
Hermann’s visitor information center has moved into its new home in the Historic German School building at Schiller and East fourth streets.
The Fasching Ball is back on the agenda of special events after a four-year hiatus. Fasching is a German festival of pagan origin, but during the Christian area became to be the last big celebration prior to the observation of Lent. Hermann’s founders celebrated Fasching, and the event was first revived by a local group of enthusiast in 1988.
As a convenience for shoppers, the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce is offering Hermann Bucks for stocking stuffers and Christmas gifts but they can be used year-round.