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Gasconade County R-1 Schools Receive A Coover Regional Grant

CFO Board Treasurer Roger D. (Dusty) Shaw presents a Coover grant to Chris Neale along with CFO board member Karen Miller and Commerce Trust Vice President Jill Reynolds. (Photo courtesy of Community Foundation of the Ozarks)

--The Community Foundation of the Ozarks, in partnership with Commerce Trust Company, awarded $10,000 to Gasconade County R-1 Schools at the 2015 Coover Regional Grants ceremony in Springfield.

The funding will be used to partner with the Hermann Regional Economic Development Corporation to develop the "Live Hermann" campaign to market area job opportunities to young residents so they don't feel they have to leave Hermann to find post-graduate employment.

UPDATE: Snow System Shifting South - Updated Snow Amounts

Above is the latest computer snowfall model from our good friend Meteorologist Neville Miller.

UPDATE: Feb. 28 at 12:18

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - An updated computer model provided by Neville Miller, indicates that the snow forecast is beginning to shift south, which means accumulations for Franklin County may be more in the range of 3’’ to 5’’ with most of it coming today and into tonight.

Hermann Business Owner Appointed New Gasconade County Northern District Commissioner By Gov. Nixon

Photo courtesy of Scott Holste, Press Secretary for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed James Holland, of Hermann, as the new Gasconade County Northern District Commissioner. The position became vacant when former Northern District Commissioner Larry Miskel was elected as Presiding Commissioner.

Holland, a Democrat, is a longtime small business owner in Hermann and also owns and operates a cattle farm. His businesses include retail, restaurant, real estate establishments, as well as a bed and breakfast. He also is a certified first responder.

Warren "Lee" Sabelhaus November 17, 1953 - February 22, 2015

Warren  "Lee"  Sabelhaus, 61, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Sabelhaus was born in Tell City, Indiana on November 17, 1953, the son of the late Norbert J. and Margaret R. (Howell) Sabelhaus.

He was the husband of Elizabeth Elaine (Craig) Sabelhaus.  They were married May 28, 1977 at Tell City, Indiana.  Elizabeth survives at the home.

Warren is also survived by a daughter Rebecca Stout & husband Michael of St. Louis, Missouri, a son Joshua Sabelhaus & wife Kelly of Hermann, a brother Michael Sabelhaus & wife Vicki of Plano, Texas, by three grandchildren Hailey, Madison & Caitlin Stout all of St. Louis, and by many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Doctors Donate To Hospital Foundation

Pictured left to right are Dr. Robert Henson, Foundation Treasurer Ervin Elsenraat,  Dr. Michael Mahoney and Hospital Administrator Dan McKinney. (Photo courtesy of HADH)

HERMANN, Mo – Doctors Robert Henson and Michael Mahoney presented checks valued at $5000 to Mr. Ervin Elsenraat, treasurer of the Hermann Area District Hospital Foundation.

The foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, operates independently of the hospital and maintains its own board of directors that serve three-year staggered terms.

Hermann Middle School Teachers And Staff Donate $385 To Hermann Fire Department

Pictured left to right: Presenting the check are secretary Marlene Kottmann and fourth grade teacher Rebecca Summers to Hermann Fire Department Chief David Schulte and the newest recruits to the department, Hermann High School seniors Blake Overkamp and Zach Speckhals. (Photo courtesy of Cheryl Schwartze)

HERMANN, Mo. - In the spirit of community and giving, the Hermann Middle School teachers and staff presented $385 to the Hermann Area Volunteer Fire Department.

Virgil Charles Laboube April 28, 1922 - January 10, 2015

Virgil Charles Laboube, age 92, of Hermann, died Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Frene Valley Health Center, Hermann.

Mr. Laboube was born in Little Berger, on April 28, 1922, the son of the late Frank and Clara (Gatzemeyer) Laboube Sr.

He was the husband of  Ruth Laboube (nee Hug) who survives. They were married on October 19, 1946 at St. Joseph's Church, Little Berger.

Norma D. Rohlfing (Traub) February 15, 1939 - January 6, 2015

Norma  D.  Rohlfing, 75, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at New Haven Care Center, New Haven, Missouri.

Mrs. Rohlfing was born in Stony Hill, Missouri on February 15, 1939, the daughter of the late William and Evelyn (Kottmeyer) Traub.

She was the widow of Marvin B. Rohlfing.  They were married September 9, 1961 at St. James U.C.C., Stony Hill, MO.  Marvin preceded her in death on October 7, 2009.

Zita Mary Johnson June 12, 1920 - January 4, 2015

Zita  Mary  Johnson, 94, of Rhineland, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Frene Valley Health Center, Hermann, Missouri.

Mrs. Johnson was born in Starkenburg, Missouri on June 12, 1920, the daughter of the late Gerhard and Katherine (Struttmann) Overkamp.

She was the widow of Richard Marion Johnson.  They were married September 18, 1943 at Bridgeton, Missouri.

Michael Dean LaBoube January 16, 1987 - January 1, 2015

Michael  Dean  LaBoube, 27, of Quincy, Illinois, passed away on Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Berger, Missouri.

Mr. LaBoube was born in Hermann, Missouri on January 16, 1987, the son of  Dean E. LaBoube and LouAnn (Caspers) Hatfield.

Michael formerly worked for Wal-Mart as a clerk. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, listening to music, dancing, watching American Idol and playing video games.