Throughout the year in Hermann Missouri there are always news stories that unfold. Each news item is derived from the lively nature of this beautiful city. From festivals to wine trails, you can read about them in our Hermann Missouri news section.
Hermann has had some amazing history in its past. During the time in the United States before prohibition, Stone Hill Winery was one of the top producing wineries in the country. After Prohibition went into affect, the winery was shut down of course, but they continued to stay open in hopes of being able to reopen their doors and produce award winning wines again. Their underground wine cellar had an alternate purpose that kept them just above water in the shaky economy. It was designed for holding and fermenting their batches of wine but was then used for growing mushrooms. Once Prohibition was lifted, the winery went back into full effect but with was soon in competition with other wineries in different parts of the country. That hasn’t stopped them from being nationally and internationally acclaimed for their wine-making abilities. You can visit the Stone Hill Winery website here.
Another major news story that has hit Hermann Missouri is the flood of 1993. This flood hit 9 states throughout the nation. Almost $15 billion dollars in damage wreaked havoc through many of these states. It has been stated that this flood that devastated Hermann and also all of Missouri is one of the greatest natural disasters to plague our nation. A large number of homes were evacuated as it is estimated that at least 10,000 homes were totally destroyed. Not only that but over 15 million acres of farmland were covered during this time. Hermann residents still talk about it to this day and have even seen a glimpse of what it was like since a flood of great proportions hit the town at the beginning of June 2013.
While these are just some of the interesting stories that have hit the presses for Hermann Missouri there are numerous ones that give you an idea of the kind of festive town you can expect. Hermann Missouri Oktoberfest is one example of a kind of news story that gives you some details about that particular festival. Click the link to see a list of recent Hermann Missouri news stories.