A thank you from Ron Van Booven

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I would like to thank all the citizens who voted for me in the Alderman race.  A special thanks to my family and friends who helped with my campaign in any way.  It was greatly appreciated.

Ronald Van Booven

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POLL: Hermann electricity...

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Electric rates surfaced as an issue in municipal elections again.  How do you feel about Hermann's Electric Department?

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Washington, Mo. father takes a belt to his two year old baby - Charged with felony child abuse - Bond set at $75,000

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At approximately 4:00 PM, on April 8, St. Clair Police contacted the Sheriff’s Office requesting a deputy to respond to the Building Blocks Day Care center located in the city of St. Clair.  Employees of the center had noticed bruising on a 2-year old male child.  The child had been left at the center by the child’s father.  It was determined that the child lived outside the city of St. Clair.

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POLL: For voters who chose Tom Shabel for mayor.... (poll closed)

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Whenever voters retire incumbent office holders, there is usually a lot of meaning -- a powerful message -- that should be understood.  In the coming days, CNL will ask polling questions meant to understand the kind of change Hermann voters are looking for in yesterday's municipal elections, in which two incumbents were retired by voters.

Today's question is meant only for the 295 voters who chose Tom Shabel for mayor.

I voted for Shabel more because of his vision for Hermann
22% (26 votes)
My vote for Shabel was more of a vote against Mayor Grannemann's track record
9% (11 votes)
I did not vote for Shabel, or did or or could not vote at all, but want to see the results of this poll
68% (79 votes)
Total votes: 116
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Village Market's weekly circular April 9 through April 15

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UPDATE1: ELECTION RESULTS: Uncertified Finals - Shabel, Durham win - Bed tax loses - Kamler will be mayor of Owensville

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FINALPolitical newcomer Tom Shabel has been elected mayor of Hermann, unseating incumbent mayor Dolores GrannemannTom Durham has unseated Ward 1 alderman Ron Van Booven.  And the tourism/bed tax increase proposition failed decisively.

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EDITORIAL: Thoughts to share with Hermann voters on city issues

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Editorial by
Jeff Noedel
Publisher of CountyNewsLIVE.com

May I share some thoughts with you... Hermann voters who go to the polls tomorrow to make some important choices?

This editorial is about the Hermann municipal elections, but not one that endorses specific candidates or advocates "yes" or "no" on the bed tax initiative.  Instead, this is an opinion piece about values.  It's about the frame of mind you take into the voting booth.

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Karl R. Hetzel named as suicide victim at scene of shots fired at Hermann police

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The suicide victim from Wednesday night’s incident has been identified as Karl R. Hetzel, 58, of Hermann.  Hetzel was formerly from the state of California moving to Hermann several years ago.  He resided at 201 Schiller Street.

Hetzel also worked at Jillsie's Restaurant at the same address.

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PAID POLITICAL AD: A Message from Rich Lauer, Candidate for Mayor

Final Plea For Election Day
Take Back Hermann

As a citizen I implore you not to take this election lightly.  If you have done your homework and avidly read about your candidate you are on the right track.  If you vote because of someone else’s opinion or someone told you how to vote, you may be giving your vote away.  Vote the issues .  My issues and solutions are clear and altruistic.  I have actual plans, written on paper, not fantasies.  Process the information and see how it helps not only you but a majority of others like you, and the next generations.  This is a community.  I quote from one of my past heroes, “Only when conditions are bad enough and time seems short, the multitudes will rise up under hope of someone to lead not send them to battle.”  There lies but one hope.   Any candidate should be judged by their accomplishments and kind deeds.

Rich Lauer

Citizen for Mayor
April 8

Ward 2 Alderman Brian Chorley speaks on the bed tax

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EDITORIAL: What happened to hungry America?

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By Glenn Mollette

America seemed hungrier back in the sixties than today.  My family did whatever they could to survive. My grandpa ran a country grocery store. My dad drove two hours to work in an underground coal mine. We raised a garden and had livestock. One uncle drove to a northern city to paint during the week. Another uncle raised strawberries and drove a school bus. Another uncle was a peddler salesman driving over several counties. Nobody was rich but everybody was very busy trying to take care of their families. This was all back before food stamps and other current government programs became popular. There is no question that people in our area of Appalachia had struggles but people had a hunger and a desire to survive.

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Gov. Nixon declares state of emergency in response to severe and dangerous weather

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Governor urges Missourians to follow weather reports and be prepared for severe weather

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri as a widespread severe weather system continued to move across the state, bringing heavy rain, hail, high winds, flooding and flash flooding, and at least one reported tornado. The heavy rain associated with the severe weather has already led to several water rescues along flooded streams and rivers.  Another round of severe weather is forecast for much of the state today.

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Powerful storms sweep through area

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Domestic assault, shots fired at officers, suspect suicide

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Following is a statement released by Hermann Police Chief Frank Tennant:

Last night at approximately 8:45 pm officers of the Hermann Police Department responded to a report of a Domestic Assault that had occurred just moments previous at 201 Schiller Street.  The officers met the victim, a 51 year old female Hermann resident at a location in the immediate proximity where she had fled from her assailant.  The victim was transported to Hermann Hospital for treatment of her injuries.  The victim had identified her assailant as her 58 year old boyfriend who was at the residence at 201 Schiller Street.

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City Lodging Tax Debate goes to the voters - by Frank Tennant

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by Frank Tennant
City Administrator, City of Hermann

A few months ago the Board of Aldermen voted to place the potential increase of the city’s Lodging Tax on the April ballot for the voters to decide.  Presently lodging establishments within the city limits are required to tax guests 3% on the costs of each room.  The proceeds of that tax are spent solely on the promotion and marketing of tourism in our community.  The question for voters is whether or not it should be raised to 5%.  The Lodging Tax presently generates approximately $115,000 each year.  The 2% increase is expected to generate an additional $76,000 in revenue towards tourism expenses.

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BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Nixon appoints longtime Gasconade County Prosecuting Attorney as Associate Circuit Judge

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed Gasconade County Prosecuting Attorney Ada Brehe-Krueger, of Hermann, as Associate Circuit Judge for Gasconade County. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable John B. Berkemeyer.

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OBITUARY: GASCONADE: U.S. Veteran Richard Arthur Gillette (Dec. 14, 1930 to Mar. 29, 2014)

Richard Arthur Gillette, age 83 of Gasconade MO, Passed away on March 29, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Washington, MO.

Mr. Gillette was born in Greenbush TWP, Warren County IL December 14, 1930. The son of the late James Arthur Gillette and Zelma Fern (Fayler) Gillette preceded him in death.

HMS Fourth and fifth graders honored for "positive work ethic"

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Fourth and fifth grade students were treated to Lunch with the Principal at Hermann Middle School on March 26 for displaying Positive Work Ethic in their classrooms.

Pictured left to right on the bottom row:  Hunter Lauer, Kris Rohling, Halle Jordan.
Top row:  Nick Waechter, Faith Payne, Ben Cass, and Adelein McKay

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