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Missouri has a bunch of sick kids

Posted on September 8, 2014 at 3:59 pm

Serious respiratory illness hits hundreds of kids CHICAGO (AP) — Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.Nearly 500 children have been treated at one hospital alone – Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Missouri – and some required intensive care, according

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Bill Chrastil to perform as part of Hermann’s salute to military

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Branson entertainer Bill Chrastil will feature a Tribute to the Armed Forces to complement Hermann’s Salute to Our Military Weekend when he returns to Hermann’s Showboat Community Theatre on Saturday, Sept. 13, at 7:30 pm. The performance will also include a ’50s/’60s Rock & Roll segment, with salutes to Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis and Conway Twitty. Chrastil also performs hits from new and classic country to classic

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  • Hermann prepares to salute current, former military veterans

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:35 pm

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    Flags will be flying on the second weekend of September as Hermann salutes the nation’s military men and women. Active-duty and retired military personnel will honored Friday through Sunday, Sept. 12-14. Discounts will be available at area merchants and the Advertiser-Courier will be announcing its most patriotic decorated business. Events during the weekend will include a concert by Pilot Grove on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Hermann Amphitheater from 7:30-9:30

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  • First-time donors push Hermann blood drive past goal

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:19 pm

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    Call them the Magnificent Seven. Thanks to the seven first-time donors, the most recent American Red Cross blood drive exceeded its goal. Sponsored by Hermann Area District Hospital and St. George Home and School, the drive held in the St. George gymnasium had a goal of 55 points. It collected 57 units — each having the potential of saving three lives. Each unit of blood collected can be separated into

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Trent Oberg scores in a Junior Varsity game against St. James.

Bearcats bury Tigers in FRC opener

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Hermann used a relentless running game to pile up a season-high 469 yards on the ground in a 52-20 Four Rivers Conference football win at St. James last Friday night. The Bearcats finished with nearly 600 yards of total offense as they gained 115 yards through the air. The undefeated Bearcats (3-0) return home Friday night to host Wentzville Liberty (1-2), a school that is only in its second season

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  • Bearcats roll past Cuba, prepare for a tough foe in St. James

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Hermann's Tyler Kuhn makes a tackle against Cuba.

    The Hermann Bearcats took a blow right out of the blocks Friday night, but it didn’t take long for them to recover in a 54-12 non-conference football win over Cuba. It was the home opener for the Bearcats (2-0), who face St. James (2-0) on the Tigers’ field this Friday. Before the fans settled into their seats last Friday, Cuba quarterback Nick Lemons fired an 80-yard touchdown pass on the

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  • Hermann Bearcats open season in a big way over Montgomery County

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Hermann quarteback Garrett Leimkuehler scores the first of his four touchdowns last Friday against Montgomery County.

    Montgomery County’s football stadium felt like a sauna, but the Hermann Bearcats never wilted in their 61-12 season opener against the Wildcats last Friday night. The hot, steamy weather forced most games in central Missouri to be moved back to a 7:30 p.m. start, and it didn’t take long for the Bearcats to unload a stable of talented offensive weapons. “I was pleased with our performance for the first game,”

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This morning at 10:00 ribbon cutting at new Hermann Amtrak station

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:53 pm

The new Amtrak station in Hermann will be celebrated Friday morning when officials snips the ribbon, officially marking the opening. The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. and is one of many events in a busy weekend in Hermann. Although not a part of the community’s three-day salute to the military, the ribbon-cutting will be the first of several events bringing people into town during the weekend. Expected to be

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  • At the River’s Edge: Remembering the days of throwing the paper

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

    Tomorrow is a special day of sorts for many of us in the newspaper business — and a lot of people in other professions, also — all of whom delivered papers. It’s National Newspaper Carrier Day and it was created to commemorate the hiring of the very first newspaper carrier, 10-year-old Barney Flaherty, who delivered The New York Sun. He was hired Sept. 10, 1833. As the story goes, the

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    Did you know that newspapers help ripen tomatoes? Wrap a tomato in newspaper and keep in on the counter. It will ripen faster than normal. Salsa, anyone? This week’s column is helper friendly. We have a lot of people around this town who like to help! Trash trucks are hard to follow. The trucks lights are flashing, they are moving slowly and there is a guy hanging on to the

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Hot Brass tunes up for Hermann Military Weekend concert

Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:36 pm

The Scott Air Force Base Hot Brass Ensemble will perform on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 14, at 3 at the Clara Eitmann Messmer  Amphitheater. The performance will be the culmination of a weekend of events saluting the members, current and former, of the U.S. armed forces. The performance will begin with a formal Color Guard from Whiteman Air Force Base. Hot Brass will perform a variety of music, including patriotic music,

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  • Car buffs polish up their wheels for the River City Cruisers’ Car Show Sept. 7.

    Posted on August 26, 2014 at 2:32 pm

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    This year’s Car Show in the Park will be held Sunday, Sept. 7, in Hermann Park, off Highway 19. The 15th annual River City Cruisers Car Club will feature plenty of autos, food and drink and a 50-50 drawing. There are more than three dozen classes of vehicles with three awards being given in each class, along with a Women’s Choice Award and a People’s Choice Award. For car owners

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  • Lady ‘Cats softball kicks off this weekend

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Lady Bearcat Morgan Laboube prepares to make a throw during a practice session.

    Hermann’s girls softball team opens its season on Saturday, Aug. 23, in the New Haven Softball Classic against St. James under new Head Coach Chip Stutzman. Each of the eight teams are guaranteed three games, and they will be played at two ball diamonds, Lions Field and Bock Field. The Lady Bearcats’ game against St. James will start at 11 a.m. at Lions Field. The host New Haven Shamrocks will

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