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Thursday, October 14, 2010


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Distinction in Performance recognition awarded to Gasconade County R-1 School District in Hermann


State education officials on Friday released final Annual Performance Reports (APR) for Missouri school districts, providing an update on how districts are meeting state standards for academic performance. Brock said the district was informed of a preliminary report which noted the district had qualified for the recognition again. This week brought official confirmation of the district’s status for the distinction honor.
R-2 Schools are among several neighboring districts which have also received the honor. Also earning Distinction in Performance recognition were the Gasconade County R-1 School District in Hermann, Crawford County R-2 in Cuba,  all three Osage districts (Westphalia, Linn, and Chamois), and New Haven. The elementary school districts of  Franklin County R-2 (Dissen), and Spring Bluff R-15 also earned the honor. Four Rivers Conference and other area schools to receive the recognition include St. James R-1, St. Clair R-13, Crawford R-3 (Steelville), Sullivan, Union R-11, Maries R-1 (Vienna) and Washington.

Warrenton pounds Hermann

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Lindsay Mauch went 2-for-3 with four RBIs, one extra base hit and three runs scored to lead Warrenton to a 16-6 victory over Hermann.


Obituary: U.S. Veteran Norman Ray Liesmann (May 5, 1929 - Oct. 12, 2010) -- Was car salesman at Hermann Ford for 10 years

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(video) Gasconade County Sheriff's Department practices Monday for "active shooter" situation


County Commissioner Lairmore would not support attempt to move County seat in 2012

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(video) Bratwurst at Hermann Oktoberfest very popular

By Heidi Glaus

Hermann, Mo (KSDK) -- Bratwurst at Hermann's Oktoberfest is very popular. Karen Bridgeman from Washington, Missouri wanted to know how much of the food is eaten during Oktoberfest, so NewsChannel 5's went to Hermann to find out in this week's Hey Heidi! segment.



Taking the Amtrak to Hermann, Mo.

Taking the Amtrak to Hermann, Mo.
Travel by train to Hermann, Mo. - just be sure to bring your walking shoes, or bike, for a healthy way to enjoy the town.

Highway 94 through Hermann could be especially scenic

Fall colors could be muted this year

 LINK:  http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_ec1718ee-d116-596a-a905-bbdf218fe0d0.html


Octoberfest -- Estimated number of 20,000 being reported by Police Chief Frank Tennant.


Traffic clogs downtown intersections for large Octoberfest Saturday   Another big weekend expected
     An ideal fall day last Saturday brought a large crowd to Hermann for Octoberfest, with an estimated number of 20,000 being reported by Police Chief Frank Tennant.    "The number is a rough guess," said Tennant. "I have lots of people asking me how many people are here, so I try to estimate the size of the crowd."    Tennant said traffic jams on Saturday in the downtown area became a real challenge for officers in the early afternoon, and when a crowd assembled along Wharf Street to watch Union Pacific Railroad's old locomotive roll through town, that created more traffic downtown.      The steam locomotive gave many Octoberfesters a special treat when it stopped in Hermann for approximately 20 minutes before departing shortly before noon on Saturday and headed west. The historic train brought hundreds of visitors to the riverfront, and it happened during the peak hours of traffic.    Tennant said most tourists coming to Hermann on any Saturday in October arrive between noon and 2 p.m.      "Traffic was really backed up Saturday after the old train stopped in town," said Tennant. "When it's bumper-to-bumper from one intersection to the next, and people are trying to turn at every intersection, there is no place to direct them."    The police chief said there is a misconception about the officers' main duties. It's not just about traffic.    "If the people are all starting to leave town, we can direct them all out very quickly," he said. "But when they are coming in, looking for a place to park or for a certain shop, and basically driving around sight-seeing, you are going to have congestion."      He said both weekends, so far, have been a concern to him because of the manners of some motorists. Local officers have written two citations, one each for the past two weekends, for drivers getting agitated and becoming aggressive behind the wheel, even swerving through intersections.    "We have people who have a lack of patience. They speed up and start swerving, and that is unac-     ceptable," said Tennant. "It's careless driving, almost like road rage."    He said people have a misconception of what the officers are supposed to be doing. And, he said, they are not there just to direct traffic.    "People see a lot of officers standing at intersections and expect them to be directing trafic," said Tennat. "The No. 1 reason they are there is to deter petty offenses, and to make sure people are paying attention when they cross the street."      Tennant said they also direct buses down Gutenberg Street, and an officer gives each passenger-filled bus a few "ground rules" to follow.    "They are told to respect the community and obey the laws, and we want them to enjoy themselves while they   are here."    Tennant said both citations were issued to people who were from the Hermann area, not tourists.    "I think the out-oftowners expect to get caught in traffic," he said.    The police chief said there were 35 buses parked on Gutenberg Street on Saturday and 10 more at Stone Hill Winery. This Saturday, Tennant expects the crowd to be larger than last week's.      "This weekend, we may close in on 100 buses," he said. "The signs are right. No home Mizzou football game, the weather is going to be good, and the leaves will be at their autumn peak."    Tennant said he will have his largest patrol staff working this Saturday.

Hermann girls are 3rd in Lebanon Volleyfest Winkelmann, Brooks on all-tourney team


Hermann's girls remained undefeated

Lady Bearcats take FRC match at St. Clair in two
     Hermann's girls remained undefeated in Four Rivers Conference volleyball play with a two-game win at St. Clair last Thursday. The scores were 25-10, 25-14.    The Lady Bearcats pulled away from a 5-4 lead in the first set by scoring six straight points. At one point they tallied 12 of the 14 points scored and saw their lead go to 17-6.      The second game was tied at 6-6 when Hermann took control and built a 13-8 lead.    Shelby Winkelmann and Lauren Dudgeon, both seniors, led the hitting as Winkelmann knocked down 11 kills in 16 attempts while Dudgeon nailed seven kills in 10 attacks.    Winkelmann added eight digs and Laura Rethemeyer had seven.    Hannah Steinbeck of   Hermann served three aces.    Hermann had a .510 kill percentage, putting down 26 in 51 swings.    Kaitlyn LaBoube finished with 22 assists.    The Lady Bearcats won the junior varsity match 25-17. 25-19, and Hermann's ninth grade team also won in two, 25-10, 25-6.    Hermann's ninthgraders took an 11-0 lead in the second set.



Art Walks and Talks set for this weekend

Art Walks and Talks set for this weekend
     A special free self-guided walking tour to art galleries, gardens and museums will be available in Hermann this weekend.    Featured artwork includes oils, watercolors, metal and free-formed sculpture, German targets, photography, woven baskets and pottery by artists known regionally, nationally, and internationally. New this year is “Project People Paint,” a public art project on a large brick wall; it’s art creation for all ages.    A few short “Art Talks” are also scheduled at different locations   throughout the weekend. Admission is free.    “Art Walks & Talks” hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.    The Art Walks and Talks Guide can be picked up at the Gasconade County Historical Society Community Room at 315 Schiller in Hermann.    The work of artists Jack Wendleton, Betty Stiers, Catherine Mahoney, Alice Calhoun, Joey Los and Dave Ludig will be featured on the Art Walk and these artists will be available to talk with you about their   artwork.    Other members of Artists of Wine Country will have their work on display at the Kunstlerhaus.    For more information, call Artists of Wine Country at (573) 486-2444 or Hermann Welcome Center at (800) 932-8687.    Donations can be made at the Art Walks to the Alice Jacobson Scholarship, awarded annually by the Artists of Wine Country to a Hermann student.    The Kunstlerhaus will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. both days.

Winning Ticket Bought at Local Market



(video) Old Steam Locomotive Rolls Through Hermann




Missouri food prices up in third quarter


(video) Hermann High 2010 Homecoming Parade


Hermann girls rebound, grab inspiring win over Washington


Hermann city treasury about to be flush with cash for sewer work

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Obituary: U.S. Veteran Billy Joe Carter (Mar. 16, 1930 - Oct. 12, 2010)


Traffic clogs downtown intersections for large Octoberfest Saturday


Jail proposal sparks interest among county commissioners


St. Clair Cruises to Win Over Hermann 51-0


Hermann businesses welcoming Trick-or-Treaters


Area Gas Prices Hermann and New Haven


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