120 years ago
The old courthouse is being dismantled and teams are busy hauling away the ground from the hill. About 25 men are employed in the work of leveling and preparing the grounds. The building is estimated to be done in about 40 days.
100 years ago
The Hermann Ferry and Packet Company carried 12,819 passengers to various points both on the Missouri and Gasconade rivers during the past year.
95 years ago
All American troops will be out of Germany by July 1 under orders issued by Secretary Weeks yesterday by direction of President Harding.
73 years ago
14,000 copies of war ration book number one, to be used for rationing sugar, have been received by the county clerk for distribution.
The City Council has passed a resolution providing for an increase in the minimum water consumption from 2000 to 2500 gallons.
60 years ago
Leon Toedtmann established a Hermann High School individual scoring record during the recently completed basketball season as he hit 242 field golds and 139 free throws for a total of 623 points in 32 games
50 years ago
Action to eliminate the objectionable odor emanating at the City of Hermann’s sewage treatment plant on Reserve Street was instituted by the City Council at its monthly meeting at the German School building Monday night in approving the purchase of chemicals manufactured for that purpose.
The Hermann Fire Company’s new truck made its first run Tuesday morning in going to the Harold Zumsteg farm about 3 miles west of Rhineland, and, where the firemen extinguished a chimney fire.
James Heberle of Hermann, recently received his private pilot rating from the Federal Aviation Agency.
45 years ago
An open house will be held at the newly remodeled and enlarged shop room at the Hermann Lumber Company this Friday and Saturday.
Hermann High Schools mixed Chorus was awarded a top, first rating at the District Music Festival at Rolla.
30 years ago
About 300 parents and fans flocked into the Hermann High School gym Sunday to congratulate the Ladycats on their victory at state and to witness the presentation of the championship girl’s basketball trophy to the school. For the second time this year, and the third time in the history of the school, Hermann had state high school athletic champions.
Earth moving on the site of the new nursing home facility planned by Frene Valley Corporation got under way last week.
20 years ago
Rivertown Restaurant celebrated its 10th anniversary last Wednesday with a daylong birthday party.
Edwin Bohl and Al Duffner were honored at the Lions International District 26 – B convention recently at the Ramada Inn in Jefferson City.
Young man who will turn 26 in 1997 will be reaching an important milestone, according to the selective service system. Beginning on January 1, 1997, men who were required to register with selective service in 1989 will be turning 26 and will no longer be eligible for induction should a draft be reinstituted.
Stone Hill Winery is renovating the west wing of the building for a new tasting and sales room.