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Hermann High School Speech Team finished their season at the district competition in West Plains. Kaylyn Walker, Tom Hagedorn, and Brenna Jones made it to the final round for their arguments.

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The Hermann High School and Middle School Choirs gave their Spring Concert last week in the high school auditorium. The 7th and 8th-grade choir, Men’s and Women’s Choirs and Kammerchor sang selections about Spring’s awakening, the Easter season and the joy of that rebirth. Song selections ra…

The Gasconade County R-1 School District is taking steps to prepare young students for a technology-rich world. The district rolled out Computer Science 1, an introduction into computers and code this school year. They will debut Computer Science II next school year. Thus far, things are goi…

Peoples Savings Bank (PSB) presented a check to St. George School for the amount of $5,000 last Saturday evening during the Cajun Shrimp Boil in the St. George School gymnasium. PSB employee Chris Theissen said that is twice the money donated last year and was generated from PSB’s debit card users.

Bill Foxley’s introduction to the cattle business came from his father W.J., who routinely took him to the Omaha Stockyards on weekends and on cattle-buying trips during the summer. W.J. also had a 3-acre feedlot pen on the outskirts of Omaha where 2-year-old steers were fattened for market …

It was all about fluffy pancakes with syrup last Sunday morning on 1st Street. The Hermann Lions Club held their annual February Pancake Day at the Hermann Wurst Haus. Lion Mike Sloan, owner of the Hermann Wurst Haus, allowed the service club to run his kitchen for the morning breakfast fund…

The Missouri High School Volleyball Coaches Association (MHSVCA) has announced that Hermann High School Girls Volleyball Coach Linda Lampkin, has been selected as Coach of the Year for Class 2 high schools in Missouri. She will be recognized for this honor at the 2019 MHSVCA annual clinic an…

If you live and work in downtown Hermann, you’ll hear the bell tower clock chime at Historic Hermann Museum at the German School, every hour on the hour. That’s a beautiful sound at 12 noon—maybe not so much at 4 a.m. Most residents are forgiving, just glad they don’t have cows to milk at th…

It’s Saturday morning and Mitch, Sarah, Toby and Larissa Hoelmer are sitting at a Sharp Corner Tavern table talking about hamburgers. But not just any hamburger. They’re talking about a hamburger that defies age. Mitch started flipping these burgers in 1976, when they were called “Herbie Bur…

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What’s a German Maifest celebration without kids singing songs in the language where it all began? Kathryn Render will be teaching Hermann area youth, German folk songs to be sung during Maifest weekend, May 17-19. Musicians are needed as well. Kathryn says rehearsals will start Tuesday, Feb…

Valentines Day was filled with warm sunshine, the perfect day for a short but symbolic walk to promote an awareness for heart health. Sponsored by Hermann Area District Hospital (HADH) and Hermannhof, this was the eleventh year for the event. Participants received a donated healthy lunch aft…

Gasconade Community Kid Watch celebrated Valentines Day with board games and a spaghetti supper. Gasconade residents June Moore Kuester, Kim Steiner and Marjorie Kuhn organized the event. Fourteen youths enjoyed sweet treats after supper. The kids played “Pass the Heart” to win prizes.

Prior to the regular meeting, a calendar hearing was held. The 2019-2020 calendar was presented which includes built-in snow days was approved by the board.

St. Louis singer/actor Paula Stoff Dean is a live wire and she’d be the first to tell you she has trouble sitting still. Perhaps I should have emphasized the acting first, such as in “actor/singer,” because even a sexy, spinning Tasmanian Devil like Paula knows how to set the mood for a sent…

Two-cycle motors can be tricky. That’s why there’s nothing like hauling the weed eater or chainsaw out of the shed, pulling on the rope once and having it fire up just like it came from the shop yesterday. Unfortunately, Hermann area chainsaw and weedeater owners that don’t maintain their eq…

Fundraising efforts are kicking into high gear for two Hermann High School (HHS) end-of-year events. The Families-in-Action campaign is looking for sponsors for the two events—the After Prom Breakfast and Project Graduation. Organizers say the two events have been successful in the past due …

The Hermann High School FFA chapter will be celebrating American agriculture and the FFA organization all week. Below are some of the events the group has scheduled:

   Imagine driving into Hermann and not seeing a sign. Anywhere. Sure, the town’s historic district is front and center, but how do know where anything is? And not only that, but how do you design for important communication when it needs to match the business and town’s aesthetic? While adm…

   Congratulations to the Hermann Speech Team for many awards from the Sullivan meet on Feb, 7. Tom Hagedorn/Brenna Jones for duet received a first place award, Brenna Jones and Heidi Hingst received a second place award, and three third-place ribbons were given to Elizabeth Vieth and Caitli…

Peyton Schafer was crowned Courtwarming Queen for 2019 before the varsity conference basketball game against Pacific last Friday night in the Hermann High School gymnasium. Her escort is Sam Holland, King of Courtwarming, who along with his teammates, defeated the Pirates 74-67. 

   The Hermann Lions Club recently conducted their annual Peace Poster Contest in conjunction with Lions International. The contest is open to local students aged 11, 12, and 13 and is designed to promote peace, tolerance, and understanding. Local winners were recognized and awarded cash pri…

   On Feb. 4, Bill Dallmeyer, of Monument Engraving & Services, Jefferson City, etched the emblems of the U.S. military service branches on the black granite encircling the flagpole at Hermann Veterans Memorial Park. Chuck Hartbauer, left, and Larry Bock, right, of the Memorial Park Comm…

Peoples Savings Bank made a generous donation to Park Pride this week. Accepting the check for Park Pride is Amy Schebaum and Wendy Noelke. Presenting the check from Peoples Savings Bank is Diana Eldringhoff.

   South of the Missouri River, it is etched in stone that this is the place to find a really good brat. It’s got a “pop” when you bite into the casing and you notice just a hint of garlic. Typically made from pork in this country, they are never pre-cooked, so the meat is fresh, the flavor …

Application #: 2019M-001 Issue Date: 1/9/2019 First Party WILLIAM HENRY BRADLEY WATERLOO, IL, Second Party: ANGELINA MARIE WILLS WATERLOO, IL

One of life’s cruel realities is old age. When the youthful physical appearance and capacities go, along with a deteriorating mental state, simple acceptance fights with lost hope and lonely desperation on a daily basis. But debilitating infirmities can also strike at any age, from childbirt…

Students, teachers, parents, and parishioners gathered at St. George early last Thursday morning for breakfast before a send-off to the nation’s capital where the group participated in the March for Life on the National Mall.

The City of Hermann has good water. That’s according to Public Works Director Wayne Bruckerhoff, who must send regular tests to the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the agency responsible for testing municipal water across the state. But it’s not just “water.” It’s hard water,…

A Four Rivers Conference speech meet was held at East Central College in Union last Friday, Jan. 25. Speech Team Advisor Lauren Wiegmann said Hermann High School participants received many first, second, and third place ribbons. Elizabeth Vieth, Caitlin McGarrah, and Kaylyn Walker received f…

From left, Bailey Whithaus, Brenna Jones, and Alyssa Chaney made the Missouri All-State Choir. The Missouri Music Educators Association sponsors the contest. Their goal is to ensure every student in Missouri has access and exposure to a well-balanced comprehensive, sequential and high qualit…

Congratulations to Hermann High School speech team for winning third place at their conference meet in St. James. The students also won many individual awards including three first-place ribbons. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Hermann High School Bearcat Brigade just got a step closer to retiring their 18 year-old, well-worn marching uniforms. At the school board meeting last week, Superintendent Scott Smith said the District had received a bid for the uniforms, totaling $30,894 from Stanbury, the Mo. uniform …