Hermann

My Hermann Mo. Post Office

Pictured left to right: Theresa Baughman, Terri, Schmidt, Genny Hoener, and Jody Elsenraat. (Photo by Gary Amirault)

By Gary Amirault

--I came into my local Post Office in Hermann, Mo the other day with “Wait! Oh yes, wait a minute.” With that clue, they were supposed to guess the name of that tune, Please Mr. Postman, recorded by the Marvelettes in 1961 and the Beatles in 1963.

One of the joys in my life is going to our local post office.  A smile is coming to my face just thinking about this place.

In recent months, I’ve been playing my version of “Name that tune” with the clerks (Jody and Terri) and whoever is in the back sorting mail. I sing a few words or a line of a song and they have to name the tune. Admittedly, I often make it more difficult for them since I’m usually out of key and not a great singer.

Charles Marion Morris (February 26, 1928 - July 30, 2014)

Charles Marion Morris, 86, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at Frene Valley Health Center.

Mr. Morris was born in Flat River, Missouri on February 26, 1928, the son of the late George and Emma Morris.

He was the widower of Flora (Sliger) Morris. They were united in marriage on February 26, 1956. She preceded him in death on May 17, 1990.

Charles proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He did welding for power plants and was a member of the Boilmakers Local 27.

Harold A. Ocheskey (August 24, 1916 - July 26, 2014)

Harold Ocheskey passed away Saturday July 26th at the age of 97 at the Frene Valley Nursing Center Hermann, Missouri.

He was born in Pershing Missouri on August 24, 1916 to the late Arthur and Pauline Ocheskey. Harold was united in marriage to Erline Baries on November 20,1939.

Erline proceded him in death on November 20, 2007. He is survived by a son, Glen and his wife Janet Ocheskey of Hermann, a daughter-law Mary Jane Ocheskey of New Haven, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Stone Hill Winery Awarded Governor's Cup And C.V. Riley For Second Straight Year

Photo courtesy of missouriwine.org.  Visit their website for information about all Missouri wineries including a list of upcoming events and much more.

HERMANN, Mo - The 2014 Missouri Governor's Cup top honors were awarded to Stone Hill Winery for their 2012 Cross J Vineyard Norton.  This prestigious wine also took home the top honors of C.V. Riley Award for Best Norton and the designation of Best of Class Dry Red wine.

This marks the second straight year Stone Hill Winery won both the Governor’s Cup and C.V. Riley Award after winning both awards last year for their 2011 Estate Bottled Norton.

The Missouri Wine Competition is a premier competition designed to recognize and promote quality wines made in the state.

Damond Dale Thomas (January 18, 1943 - July 21, 2014)

Damond Dale Thomas, 71, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.

Mr. Thomas was born in Americus, Missouri on January 18, 1943, the son of the late Sidney and Gussie (Lee) Thomas.

He was the widower of Marilyn Louise (Heiple) Thomas.

Damond worked for over 30 years for A.P. Green of Mexico, Missouri. He was a member of the Hermann Eagles. He enjoyed relaxing and sitting down with friends and drinking a cold beer and playing poker. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and working on old cars.

Raymond C. Hulsey, Jr. (December 27, 1938 - July 18, 2014)

Raymond C. Hulsey, Jr., 75, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mr. Hulsey was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 12, 1938, the son of the late Raymond Hulsey, Sr. and Marie (Bourbon) Hulsey. He was the wife of Ruth (Hoerstkamp) Hulsey. They were married on November 8, 2003 at Hermann, Missouri. Ruth survives in rural Hermann, Missouri. Raymond (Chalk) is also survived by a daughter Christy(Terry) Coon of Villa Ridge, a daughter Patricia(Larry) Barbaglia of Florrisant, Missouri, a granddaughter Isabella Barbaglia of Florrisant, Missouri, and a step-son Benjamin Lloyd of rural Hermann, Missouri. He was proceeded in death by 3 brothers Lloyd L. Hulsey, Elbert D. Hulsey, and Donald G. Hulsey.

Lions Club Makes Donation to Crusade Against Cancer

Pictured: Dan McKinney, Treasurer of Hermann Lions Club presents a check for $300 to Paula Pierce, Chairperson of Crusade Against Cancer.

HERMANN, Mo. - The Hermann Lions Club recently made a $300 donation to the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer.  The Lions Club raised the money by selling brats and kettle popcorn at the Crusade a Against Cancer fundraiser held in June.

One Airlifted In Fatal Head-On Crash

Washington Fire Crews had to extricate the driver of the vehicle pictured above and was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Ceour, Mo.

WASHINGTON, Mo. - Late Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:41 p.m. Washington Fire and EMS crews responded to Highway 100 and Bluff Road (just east of Highway 185) for a head-on crash involving two cars.

Highway 100 shutdown in both directions for nearly four hours while the MSHP crash reconstruction team conducted an investigation as to the cause of the accident.

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