Archive - Oct 2011


October 20th

TODAY: Woman goes topless in the middle of downtown Warrenton to please "lonely" detainees in Warren County Jail - Her arrest followed

First in a Series
by Aaron Sutton
Career Law Enforcer

October 19th

Franklin County's ERT makes forcible entry -- Locate subjects hiding inside a couch

Last week on Tues., Oct. 11 during a police chase on Rye Creek Road, eight miles south of St. Clair, a deputy with Franklin County was involved in an accident during the chase.  Deputies were unable to locate the vehicle afterwards.

Two days later on Thur., Oct. 13 deputies were able to determine who the driver of the fleeing vehicle was and able to locate the subject, Cameron Shinkle, at his residence on Rye Creek Road. 

Emotional testimony given by family members of "sex offenders" say Missouri’s sex offender registry is too broadly defined.

Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri House of Representatives’ committee heard emotional testimony Tuesday from family members of sex offenders who said Missouri’s sex offender registry is too broadly defined.

Get your serve on -- 12 aces and Lady Rocks cruise to an easy two set win

Kelsey Pecaut makes a diving saving, also known as a pancake, keeping the ball allive.

New Haven, Mo – New Haven came into last night’s conference game against Union on a four game winning streak after an easy win over Linn the night before, winning last night in straight sets. (25-7, 25-14)

October 18th

Schenck, Pataky, and Grater make All-Conference -- Team finishes 2nd in Cross Country Conference Meet

Pictured above left to right: Zach Grater, Dominick Pataky, and Seth Schenck; all three runners recieving all Conference Honors.

Kinder critical of in-home health care assessments

Missouri News Horizon
. -- Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is criticizing Gov. Jay Nixon’s administration for its response to a glut in the number of applicants for in-home health care services for the elderly and disabled.

The state took over assessments in September from SynCare, a private health care contractor hired by the state to oversee the process of evaluating physically disabled and elderly Missourians applying for in-home care.

Former NFL Player speaks at NHHS this morning -- Students amazed by phone book torn in half

Photos by Kyle Quick

Mercy to Reschedule Cancer Support and Awareness Fair

Washington, Mo. – The Cancer Support and Awareness Fair scheduled for Thursday, October 20, at St. Francis Borgia Parish has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled.

“Mercy knows its communities love baseball and especially the St. Louis Cardinals,” said Terri L. McLain, president of Mercy Hospital Washington. “This turn of events in local baseball has brought much excitement to our area. We will reschedule the Cancer Support and Awareness Fair after the World Series, so everyone can take this time to cheer on the home team.”

Duke Tabbed No. 2 in ACC Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

Photo courtesy of Duke University

DURHAM, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) released the preseason ACC women’s basketball poll on Tuesday with Duke selected No. 2 by a vote of the Blue Ribbon Panel, which consists of national and local media, as well as school representatives.

Those behind the scenes

Editorial by: Kyle Quick

Pictured above is Drew Schwentker keeping score for the Shamrocks softball team.

FFA Antique Tractor Pull 2011-Dust Bowl Edition

October 17th

Three games plus six sets equals a Lady Rock's Trifecta

Photo by Kyle Quick

Pictured above: Elise McDonald makes a diving play, keeping the ball from hitting the hardwood in tonight's game against Linn

JV Schedule Announcement

The Junior Varsity Lady Shamrocks will have a shot at winning one more tournament adding to their first place finishes in the Lynn and Pacific tournaments earlier this year.

The Lady Rocks will play this Sat. Oct 22 in the Luthern High School Girls' Junior Varsity Volleyball Tournament.

The team will play at 8:45 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:45 a.m in pool play.

Cell tower at Hwy. 100 East and Rte. Z has been built - Not yet operational

Story by Jeff Noedel

The cell tower that U.S. Cellular set out to build in late 2006 -- a project tied up in Franklin County zoning, then State and even Federal courts -- was built last week.

The new tower is located close to Hwy. 100, at Rte. Z.  It has often been referred to as "the Berger tower."

October 16th

ROADWORK ALERT: Expect delays on Hwy 100 between Hwy E and Hwy 185 this week

MODOT will begin asphalt pavement repair work on Route 100 between Route E and Route 185, Mon., Oct 17th. (Tomorrow)

Working hours will be 7:30 AM - 4 PM. This will be a one lane flagging operation. Work is expected to take 3-4 days. The contractor will be NB West who is a subcontractor for Pace Construction on this project.

Mercy to Co-­‐sponsor Community Blood Drives in October

Washington, Mo. – St. John’s Mercy works with area schools, churches, businesses and other organizations to collect life-­‐saving blood products from generous donors. Donations provide life support for patients at St. John’s Mercy. Upcoming events include:

Lady Rocks out battle Owensville in Thursday night's thriller


New Haven, Mo – Thursday night’s game was filled with tons of emotion and excitement as the Lady Rocks battled it out with the Owensville Dutchgirls. Owensville came into the game with a record of 11-8 on the season and tied with New Haven in conference play. (3-1)

October 15th

First time this season Rock's top four run under 20 minutes

Photos by Kyle Quick

Crop yields fall as rain doesn’t


Missouri News Horizon
Jefferson City, Mo. -- The extreme growing conditions of this season have continued on through harvest,” said Gene Danekas, Director, USDA-Missouri Agricultural Statistics. “Well below normal rainfall the last two months has provided little to improve this year’s crops.”

Antique Tractor Pull and Fair Queen Bake Sale this Sunday