Step Up To The Plate And Donate - Hermann Blood Drive Aug. - 13

Columbia, MO — Hermann Area District Hospital, St. George School,  KWWR, the St. Louis Cardinals and the American Red Cross encourage fans to step up to the plate and donate blood to help patients in need on August 13th at the St. George School Gymnasium, 133 W. 4th St., Hermann.

Everyone who attempts to donate blood at the Hermann Cardinals Blood Drive will receive a specially designed Cardinals T-shirt, while supplies last.

“To be a hero off the field, we need to pitch in and support our community,” said Matt Adams, St. Louis Cardinals first baseman. “You can give a patient in need a chance to get back in the game by visiting one of our blood drives and donating blood.”

2015 Black-Gold Fastpitch Tournament Bracket And Reunion Info

Fastpitch Hall of Fame pitcher Eric Steinbeck.

Complete schedule and bracket download below.

NEW HAVEN, MO. - Teams from Kansas, Illinois, and all parts of Missouri will battle it out in a round-robin format with two 4-team pools on Saturday.    The top three teams from each pool advance to a single elimination tournament on Sunday.  

Action starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday with two games.  On Lions Field, Kelso, MO Fastpitch, with standout pitcher Tom Jansen, takes on the rapidly improving Tribe from St. Charles; while up-and-coming Artisan Construction of Springfield, MO takes on Boonville, MO and veteran fireballer Terry Luster on Bock Field.    

Sales & Tasting Associate Wanted At Stone Hill Winery

Stone Hill Winery’s Hermann location is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic part-time sales and tasting room associates.

If you’re friendly and an outgoing person who enjoys talking to people then this is the job for you.


Must be 21 years or older
Able to work a flexible schedule
Willing to work weekends

Evelyn "Evie" Mueller (Grass) August 5, 1919 - April 27, 2015

Evelyn "Evie" Mueller, 95, of Hermann, passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015 at Frene Valley Health Center.

Evie was born in Hermann, Missouri on August 5, 1919, the daughter of the late Charles and Elsie (Doll) Grass.

She attended the Hermann School (The German School) through eighth grade.  Her occupation was a shoe factory worker for 40 years.  She worked for Florsheim Shoe Company where she retired in 1984.

On January 29, 1944 she was married to Herbert Carl Mueller, who died in 2001. 

Evie is survived by two children, her son Steve Mueller & wife Ernestine of Hermann and her daughter Betty Nichols & her husband Eric of Farragut, Tennessee, by three grandchildren, Karl, Julie and Amy and four great grandchildren Kaitlin, Devin, Holden and Carlin.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and by a sister Marilyn Weigand.

Rehearsals Are Underway For The Mother's Day Show

By Nancy Fagerness

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - For the third year, the Hermann German-American Club is sponsoring the Mother's Day Show at the Showboat Theatre on Sunday, May 10 at 2 p.m. Tickets are now on sale at the Hermann Welcome Center on Market St.

Rehearsals have begun for this popular event that celebrates Mom's special day. Music includes Gershwin, Pop, Country, Classical, and Patriotic with songs like "Count on Me", "I Got Rhythm", "Summertime", "The Man I Love", and others.

Carrie Kirchhofer Tilly, formerly of Hermann, once again is heading up the program and will share the Showboat stage with other Hermann performers. Fifth grader Kampbell Hemeyer makes her second Mother's Day appearance and eighth grader Sam Holland is back for a third time. Both attend St. George School. New to this year's cast is Allison Grzeskowiak. She is a graduate of Hermann High School and East Central College and is a member of the Hermann Municipal Band. Musicians John Berkemeyer, Bob Kirchhofer, Leroy Schwartze and Patrick Dell also are returning.

Adele M. Walkenhorst (Benton) January 21, 1929 - April 24, 2015

Adele M. Walkenhorst, 85, of Hermann, Missouri, passed  away on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Washington, Missouri.

Mrs. Walkenhorst was born in Owensville, Missouri on January  21, 1929, the daughter of the late Elmer and Ada (Aytes) Benton.

She was the widow of Alvin H. Walkenhorst. They were married June 16, 1951 at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, Missouri.

Adele worked some but most enjoyed being a home maker. She also was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church of New Haven.

Roland Glen Von Holten December 6, 1936 - April 18, 2015

Roland Glen Von Holten, 78, of Hermann, passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015 at University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia.

Mr. Von Holten was born in Deer Grove, Illinois on December 6, 1936, the son of the late Carl and Beulah (nee Williford) Von Holten.

He was the husband of Beverly (O'Brien) Von Holten.  They were married June 20, 1959 in Morrison, Illinois. 

Roland proudly served his county in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Hermann, Missouri. He was a farmer and after retiring Roland and Beverly moved to Hermann.

20-Year-Old Hermann Girl Killed In Vehicle Crash

HERMANN, Mo. - Thursday evening at 5:20 p.m. 20-year-old Kelsey Barber was fatally injured in a single car accident on Highway 100 near Frene Creek Road, west of Hermann.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) Barber was traveling westbound on Highway 100 when she failed to negotiate a curve, causing her to travel off the right side of the roadway. 

Kelsey Lynn Barber June 1, 1994 - April 2, 2015

Miss Kelsey Lynn Barber, 20, of Hermann, passed away Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 due to an automobile accident.

Miss Barber was born in Washington, Missouri, on June 1, 1994 the daughter of  Anthony R. Barber and Tina M. (Brandt) Branson.

She enjoyed being outdoors which included hunting, fishing, mudding, target shooting, swimming and being on the river and treasured spending time with her family especially her son Colten.

Gordon Gerber February 14, 1921 - April 2, 2015

Gordon  Gerber, 94, of Hermann, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at Mercy Hospital, Washington, Missouri.

Mr. Gerber was born in Cherryvale, Kansas on February 14, 1921, the son of the late Gustave and Mercy (Blake) Gerber.

Gordon was married to Virginia (Jackisch) Gerber on November 1, 1945 at Brentwood, Missouri.  Virginia passed away on April 30, 2001.  Gordon then later married Betty (Hagedorn) Gosen-Gerber.  He and Betty were married on July 27, 2002.  Betty survives at the home.

Gordon proudly served in the U.S. Marines from 1941 to 1945 during WWII.  He was awarded a Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in Saipan, Marianas Islands and held rank as a Sergeant when discharged.

Gasconade County R-I School Board Announces Hiring Of New Superintendent

HERMANN, Mo. – Wednesday night the Gasconade County R-I Board of Education announced the hiring of Dr. Tracey Hankins, who will replace outgoing superintendent Dr. Chris Neale. Hankins will officially join the district on July 1, 2015.

Brenda Bader, Board President said, “The Board is very pleased to welcome Dr. Hankins to the top leadership post in our school district. Dr. Hankins has a strong skill set and a record of significant success in her previous positions. We welcome Dr. Hankins to our school and community and look forward to our continued success and progress under her leadership.”

Rosa Saunders (Schannuth) January 1, 1919 - March 4, 2015

Rosa  Saunders, 96, of Hermann, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mrs. Saunders was born in Case, Missouri on January 1, 1919, the daughter of the late Frank and Dena (Leffolz) Schannuth.

She was the widow of William Joseph Saunders.  They were married June 6, 1942 at Case, Missouri.

Rosa was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann. She was a homemaker and worked at Rock House Cafe.  She also was a caregiver for many people in this area, which she enjoyed doing. She also enjoyed farming, being around animals, riding horses, going on the river and trout line fishing.