Archive - Dec 2011


December 24th

Scott and Angela Klahn's home voted winners of "Top The Griswalds"

We hope you enjoyed the first Annual "Top the Griswald's" Christmas Light Contest.

You, the readers voted the Klahn's home (house 7) as this year's winner.  They received 39 percent of the votes and a total of 144 votes were cast.

December 23rd

Update: Recorded video of our Live Video Stream at the Hardee's fire in Washington, Mo -Live Exclusive interview Washington Fire Chief Bill Halmich

Washington, Mo - Below is a live exclusive interview with Chief Bill Halmich of the Washington Fire Department, streamed live from the scene of the Hardee's Fire.

Winners from R-2/New Haven Christmas Coloring Contest

Pictured above, (left to right): Deanna Goodwin 3rd Grade, Lucas Peraino 1st Grade, and Bernabe Ribera 4th Grade.

Lady Rocks snap two game skid - Knock off Montgomery 23-44

Montgomery, Mo. – The Lady Shamrocks cruised to a 21 point win on Tues. at Montgomery County High School, ending a two game losing streak.  Kayla Oetterer led all scores with 12 points, Rachel Steinhoff added 10 points, and Emily Kallmeyer was perfect from the stripe (5-5), scoring nine points on the night.

New Haven entered Tues. night’s game, after a tough loss at Owensville on Fri. (47-42) where they gave up 21 offensive rebounds.

December 22nd

Top Stories of 2011 - Here is Number 11 for 2011 - "Priceless

What priceless moment, when a soldier's daughter runs to him after missing her daddy for months and to have that moment all on video.

See the "Priceless" vdieo below.

New Haven School District receives Distinction in Performance Award sixth straight year

During last week’s monthly board meeting Kyle Kruse, Superintendent, announced the New Haven School District has been awarded Distinction in Performance for the sixth consecutive year.

This award is given out annually to school districts that receive a “met” on at least 13 of the 14 criteria set fourth by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Examples of criteria include; the school district’s graduation and attendance rates, MAP testing scores, and College Placement.

PSB Holds Annual Employee Awards Banquet

Pictured above: Peoples Savings Bank employees receiving milestone anniversary awards were:  Front row: Nicole Koch 10 years, Chantele Watson 5 years, Leslie West 10 years, Mona Stroebel 5 years, Kay Oliver 5 years.  Second Row: Jennifer Lawton 10 years, Mark Laune, Bank CEO/President 20 years, Teresa Grotewiel 10 years, and Tami Buxton 10 years.

Five File for East Central College Board of Trustees.

Five candidates have filed for the three open seats on the East Central College board of trustees.

Prudence Fink Johnson of Union, current board vice president, has re-filed for another six-year term on the board.  Fink Johnson represents Sub-district Two, which includes the school districts of Lonedell R-14, St. Clair R-13, and Union R-11 excluding the Lyon and Boone Township portion of Union R-11 and that portion located in the Beaufort-Union precinct.  She is completing her third term on the ECC governing board.

Winners from Beaufort/Gerald Christmas Coloring Contest

Pictured above are the winners of the QNHN Christmas Coloring Contest. (Left to Right) Sarah Harris, 2nd grade; Derick Gerding, Kindergarten; and Ava Monzyk, 4th grade.  All are students at Beaufort Elementary School.

Strong Christmas Shopping Numbers According to Retail Industry

Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- With just a few days left till Christmas, shoppers are heading to the stores and opening their wallets.

December 21st

Gov. Nixon critical on Corps to reform master plan.

Photo by Kyle Quick, taken during summer flooding.

OBITUARY: Catherine Ann Berliner Oct. 2, 1979 - Dec. 20, 2011

Catherine Ann Berliner, 32, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Tues., Dec. 20, 2011 at Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo.

Mrs. Berliner was born in Washington, Mo. on Oct. 2, 1979, the daughter of Terry and Valerie (Vollmer) Marquart.

Mrs. Berliner was the wife of Randy Berliner. They were married on Feb., 14, 2009 at Riverbend Chapel in Washington, Mo.  He survives in Hermann.

Top Stories of 2011 - Number 12

Number 12 - Students amazed by phone book torn in half.

Pictured left: Megan Bauer and Kiestin Monzyk each hold on to one end of a steal rod and are lifted up.

December 20th

JV girls go to overtime - Correction on Varsity boys result - Warrenton wins in stunning upset.

Montgomery City, Mo. - (Scores and information provided by Kent Vedder) The JV girls fell short in a thrilling overtime game, 20-19.

After one quarter of play New Haven lead 0-2 and went into half time with a five point lead. (7-12)  The Rocks went scoreless in the third, clinging to a two point lead, 10-12.

UPDATE: Catherine Berliner dies after falling 85-feet at Ameren Labadie plant

8:10 p.m. - Earlier this afternoon Rita Holmes-Boboa, a spokesperson for Ameren Missouri released the following statement. (Please note the identity of the worker had already been released by the Franklin County Sheriffs Department in the initial press release.)

“Painless” Plasma Brush Is Becoming Reality In Dentistry, MU Engineers Say‏

Hi-tech dental instrument uses “cool flame” for sturdier and longer-lasting fillings.

Top Stories of 2011 - Number 13

Number 13 – Everyone has a different perspective on life as they grow in age, for one person, turning 70 meant taking on new challenges.

Janice Cutright did just that and refused to let her age determine what she could or could not do.

December 19th

Travel by car for the Holidays - Cheaper and safer

Missouri News Horizon

Fender bender a good reminder for drivers.

New Haven, Mo - This evening during the five o’clock hour at the intersection of highway 100 and Olive Road the Missouri State Highway patrol responded for a report of a non-injury accident.

The exact details of the accident are unknown other than that one vehicle re-ended another.

Missouri Conservation Commission Meeting Minutes - 2012 Hunting Seasons announced

Jim Low - Jefferson City
Conservation Action, December 2011

The Conservation Commission met Dec. 14 and 15 at Conservation Commission Headquarters in Jefferson City. Commissioners present were:  Don R. Johnson, Festus, Chair; Don C. Bedell, Sikeston, Vice Chair; Becky L. Plattner, Grand Pass, Secretary; James T. Blair, IV, St. Louis, Member


The Commission approved the following 2012 hunting-season dates.