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The only thing good about March is we’re headed away from winter . . . and the electric bill shock that everyone is receiving this month. Hermann City Administrator Mark Wallace said electric rates have not changed. “The only thing that has changed, is user’s demand.” Since electricity can’t…

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When Hermann voters go to the polls on April 2nd, for a county and municipal election, “Proposition Streets” will be one of the propositions on the ballot. This is the tax levy increase initiative to fund the repair of Hermann’s streets, which includes curbs and gutters. But the Mayor says a…

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The Hermann Wurst Haus won nine prestigious awards for their artisan, hand crafted smoked sausages and smoked meats at the Missouri Association of Meat Processors (MAMP) 80th annual convention in Columbia, MO. on Saturday, March 2.

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I have arthritis in my knees. Building up the muscles around my knees is supposed to help. While I was at “One More Time” gift store, I found a small, lightweight, easily stored stationary bike. I got a really good deal on it. You really need to stop in some time.

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Editor’s note: This story is published this week as a reminder of Sunshine Law Week, which started Sunday, March 10. It focuses attention on access to public information, open government and journalism’s role in promoting transparency. But what if there is no news outlet to shine the light? …

The Gasconade County Democrat Club will hold their monthly meeting Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m. at the Owensville Library. For information, email gasconadedems@gmail.com

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Another round of winter weather didn’t stop about 150 Farm Bureau members from attending the annual Missouri Farm Bureau (MOFB) Legislative Briefing Feb. 20 and 21. The event provides several opportunities for farmers and ranchers to meet one-on-one with elected and appointed state officials.

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The Gasconade County Commission met with Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel, Southern District Commissioner Jerry Lairmore, Northern District Commissioner Jim Holland at the Courthouse beginning with Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance: Jerry Lairmore, Present: Jim Holland, Present: Larry Misk…

The Hermann Area District Hospital Board of Directors met in regular session with a group of employees and community present to hear discussion and offer input concerning the financial status of the hospital. The Board reviewed January 2019 utilization. Inpatient admissions were up 40%, surg…

The City of Hermann is a good steward for the taxpayers’ money. We try to make the taxes received cover as much as possible. This is why we have the lowest property tax of any similar city in this part of the state. We are lower than Gasconade, Owensville, Montgomery City, Rosebud, New Flore…

The newspaper is trying to help out the school with a fund raiser for Casey Gleeson. He graduated last year, was in FFA and on the football team. During one of the many icy winter storms Hermann had, he was in a car accident. He is still lying in his hospital room. The High School kids are t…

Voters will be able to vote on Proposition Streets in the Municipal Election on April 2. The question as stated on the ballot: Shall Hermann, Missouri, issue its general obligation bonds in the amount of $8,100,000 for the purpose of repairing, extending and improving the streets in the City…

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The City of Hermann held the first of two Proposition Streets informational meetings last week at City Hall. Mayor Bob Koerber gave the opening remarks with a quick summary of what makes the proposition unique.

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The Hermann Board of Aldermen met last week to discuss and possibly approve a one-year contract between the City and Tournament Sports Management LLC (TSM), concerning the management of youth recreation leagues for Hermann’s residents.

In the evening hours of Feb. 26, 2019, members of the Gasconade County Sheriff's Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Dodge truck along Fourth Street near South Ridge Lane near Owensville. After the driver failed to yield to emergency lights and sirens a vehicle pursuit was initia…

Do to the conditions of the parking lot, the Hermann United Methodist Church Community Meal is CANCELLED tonight, February 28th, 2019. 

You may be tired of hearing about it but…our Hermann basketball teams ROCK! Some of the best basketball I’ve ever seen were played by Hermann’s two teams. Congrats on being District Champions to both boys’ and girls’ teams. No team member belongs to me but I still feel like a proud momma. On…

I attend a lot of basketball games and one of the things I have been most impressed with in our American sporting tradition is recognizing the sacrifices of those that have gone before us. If you breath air on American soil, you have the advantages of living in a free country—one that is ful…

The Gasconade County Commission met with Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel, Southern District Commissioner Jerry Lairmore, Northern District Commissioner Jim Holland at the Courthouse beginning with Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance: Jerry Lairmore, Present: Jim Holland, Present: Larry Misk…

Again this year, bills in the Missouri Legislature would effectively hide public notices from the public.

On Feb. 7, members of the Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office responded to 3728 Wildflower Lane, a residence near Owensville, related to shots fired. During the course of the investigation a male suspect was identified as Justin Faldon. Subsequently, Faldon was taken into custody for unlawful …

Hermann resident Hoyt C. Stemme, age 37, pled not guilty in Gasconade County courthouse last week to charges of child abuse or neglect from injuries sustained by twins younger than two years-old, according to court documents. 20th District Circuit Court Judge Craig Hellmann presided. The nex…

Proposition 1 will be on the April 2, 2019 Municipal Election ballot for Gasconade County. The question to the voter: “Shall the County of Gasconade impose a countywide sales tax of one-half of one percent (0.005) for the purpose of providing funding to support current and future law enforce…

If you live in the country, you live with muddy roads this time of year. It’s a frozen hard-packed ribbon of road one day and a muddy lane with potholes full of water, the next. Where did all that gravel go?

(music notes)“Do your ears hang low? Do they wobble to and fro?”(music notes) I’ve been singing that all week. (music notes)“ “Can you tie them in a knot? Can you tie them in a bow?” (music notes)“ I’m not sure why. I’ve been trying to sing a different song but I keep going back to the ear s…

Is our country really going in the right direction when it comes to politicians not putting America first, but instead thinking only of themselves and their personal gains?

As I was reading the paper today, I felt a need to inform people of a few things. First of all, seniors can have their taxes filled out—in Owensville—for free in the Senior Center. I have been paying up to $50 to get mine [filed]. I have been a resident in this town for 24 years. Our [Senior…

As a frontier town on the Missouri River, transportation has always played a big part in Hermann’s longevity. From flatboats to steamboats and later in the mid-1800’s, it was all about the locomotive. In many ways, it still is, as the most efficient freight hauler in this century. The railro…

With a new design that improves navigation across multiple platforms, the new Hermann Advertiser-Courier (AC) website brings the news that matters, directly to your home computer or mobile device.

Gasconade County R-1 Schools will be dismissing early today. Hermann Elementary students will be dismissed at 12:25. High School and Middle School students will be dismissed at 12:35. 

   As February drags on here in Hermann, there is one thing we can count on and it’s a big creature comfort our earlier ancestors couldn’t even envision. It’s our natural gas supply to provide the cleanest burning fossil fuel to heat our businesses and homes, as well as provide hot water on …

   Hermann’s Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance on Monday night to authorize the execution of an option and a land lease agreement by and between the City of Hermann and New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC, a subsidiary of AT&T. This will allow AT&T to construct a collapsible, 160 ft. …

   On Monday, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Gasconade County, which received an overall rating of "fair." The audit questioned the appropriateness of several purchases made using an account maintained by the former sheriff outside of the county treasury.

   I was afraid the high school would catch on fire last week. There was just so much going on. We had court warming, recognizing Leah Lerbs, Little Bearcats cheerleaders and senior night. Wow, that’s a lot of stuff for one night! All that and the basketball games were incredible in themselv…

Mike Sloan family’s business, the Hermann Wurst Haus, is impressive on any scale. Seldom does a family business reach such successive heights that it becomes a household name regionally or nationally. With the Farm-to-Table movement of the last decade, those farm families with an entrepreneu…

The first thing you notice about our new Postmaster Matt Thomas is that he’s polite, well-mannered and takes customer service very seriously. One could mistake his no-nonsense way, marking him as a very disciplined individual, as having served in the military, but he has not. He’s a numbers …

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,…