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Gasconade County R-1 Superintendent Chris Neale

Hermann superintendent again offers plan for more bus-system funding from state

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm

After watching state funds for transportation dwindle in the past few years, Superintendent Chris Neale is again advocating a plan that would bring more money to Gasconade County R-1 and other similar-size school districts. Neale will pitch his plan directly to area state lawmakers on Nov. 11 during R-1′s Governmental Relations Day. In 2009, R-1 used about $450,000 to operate its bus system. Half that money came from the state.

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Gasconade sheriff’s deputies nab local man for burglaries in Franklin, Gasconade

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm

Gasconade  County sheriff’s deputies recently arrested county resident Alex B. Saebens following an investigation related to several burglaries in the Franklin and Gasconade counties area. Around Sept. 26, Franklin County deputies worked a burglary of a residence east of Union.  A vehicle was observed in the area that eventually led to the identification of a suspect.  Firearms were stolen in this burglary and in other burglaries reported around that time

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  • Gasconade Sheriff’s Department battles growing metal-theft problem

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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    The increase in the number of reported metal thefts is on the rise in Gasconade County. and that has Sheriff Randy Esphorst issuing an alert for residents. “Stop and think about it,” the sheriff said. “Metal is literally overhead and underfoot, from electrical lines to construction sites, from cell towers to ordinary buildings.  Thieves go after both old parts and new equipment. “Criminals look for easy marks.  Metal theft is

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  • Community invited to attend movie with Hermann connection

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Serge Roetheli on his 25,000-mile trek.

    The Roetheli family invites the community of Hermann to a free showing Sunday afternoon of the documentary film “The 25,000-Mile Love Story.” The award-winning film chronicles the five-yar journey of Swiss endurance athlete Serge Roetheli — considered by some the greatest endurance athlete ever — as he endeavors to run a distance equal to the Earth’s circumference to raise money for, and awareness of, the world’s impoverished children. A grandmother

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Hermann’s Grant Uthlaut claims 2nd-Place in Hermann Invitational

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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  • Bearcats fall short against Union in league contest

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm

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    A chance to grab a piece of the Four Rivers Conference football title fell short Friday night for the Hermann Bearcats, whose second-half blitz had the Union Wildcats digging in to protect their lead. In what was a tail of two halves, Union (6-0, 7-2) fought off the Bearcats’ charge in the second half to preserve a 35-32 win in a showdown game to end the regular season. Hermann, with

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  • Lady ‘Cats netters no match for undefeated Helias

    Posted on October 14, 2014 at 3:43 pm

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    Undefeated Helias has seldom been tested this season, and Hermann’s young volleyball team was no match for the Lady Crusaders, either, last Monday night on the Lady Bearcats’ home court. Helias, a Class 4 school, improved to 28-0 by defeating the Lady Bearcats 25-10 and 25-12. Tess Schannuth, freshman outside hitter who also shares the setting duties, led Hermann with five kills. Kaileigh Tyree and Emily Engemann, both sophomores, each

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Hermann Community Chorus to present Fall Concert Nov. 2

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

The Hermann Area Chorus will present its Fall Concert Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Hermann High School Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted during the program to benefit the Hermann Area Chorus. The newly formed Women’s Chorus will perform for the first time at the Concert, singing “In Time of Silver Rain” with text by Langston Hughes and music

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  • At The River’s Edge: Is disability the country’s new ‘welfare?’

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:34 pm

    Hermann Advertiser-Courier and New Haven Leader Editor Buck Collier

    Not quite 20 years ago, I was Stoddard County’s representative to the Southeast Missouri Private Industry Council, an agency that would later evolve into the Workforce Investment Board. That agency was the result of President Bill Clinton’s successful partnership with the GOP-controlled Congress to reform what we commonly call the welfare program. The aim of the Private Industry Council, in brief, was to connect people receiving welfare payments with educational

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    The leaves are changing colors, gas prices are down, wine is flowing and brats are being devoured. Does it get any better than living in Hermann? NO. I was gone last week but I heard the weekend was great! I was told the campgrounds were full and it was hard to drive through town but that cash registers were dinging all over town. Every town needs a little economic upturn

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Hermann Community Chorus to present Fall Concert Nov. 2

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

The Hermann Area Chorus will present its Fall Concert Sunday, Nov. 2, at 2 p.m. in the Hermann High School Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted during the program to benefit the Hermann Area Chorus. The newly formed Women’s Chorus will perform for the first time at the Concert, singing “In Time of Silver Rain” with text by Langston Hughes and music

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  • Cathi’s Corner

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Advertiser-Courier General Manager Cathi Utley

    The leaves are changing colors, gas prices are down, wine is flowing and brats are being devoured. Does it get any better than living in Hermann? NO. I was gone last week but I heard the weekend was great! I was told the campgrounds were full and it was hard to drive through town but that cash registers were dinging all over town. Every town needs a little economic upturn

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  • R-1 Board of Education salutes HHS Choir

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm

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    The Gasconade County R-1 School District directors and administration are saluting the Hermann High School Choir and Director Patrick Dell for hitting a record for the number of students named to the All-District Choir. This year, Hermann has 21 students on the All-District Choir. That compares nine students named to the choir from Owensville and 15 from St. James. District Choir is comprised of two seperate choirs — the Honor

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