Archive - Dec 2011


December 3rd

How to care for your Christmas Tree from the MDC

Missouri Department of Conservation -

Steps to a safer, longer-lasting tree
Holiday celebrations often center around the Christmas tree. Each year, it is estimated that Americans put up more than 30 million live Christmas trees. Picking the right tree and caring for it properly can ensure a safer, longer-lasting tree. These simple steps show you how.

JV Girls Roll Pass Hermann 38-18 to Win the Third Place Game

Updates and Photos by Kent Vedder and by Dave Schockley

Picture above: It is all smiles for Coach Doug Peirick and his team after winning third place by defeating Hermann.

December 2nd

From partisan town to winter wonderland with the flick of a switch

Photos and Story by Time Sampson

Picture above: The governor’s Christmas tree shines against the glowing Capitol dome in Jefferson City. On Friday, Gov. Jay Nixon and his wife Georganne led the annual tree lighting ceremony at their home.

Editorial: Back in the Day - Seniors Decorate for Christmas

Pictured left to right: Senior Class Vice-President, Abby Menke and President, Ryan Menke, were in charge of delegating operation decoration. (They are not siblings.)

Mercy Celebrates Holidays with a Gift to the Community – A New Emergency Department

OBITUARY: Union: Jeanne Amerette Fink (June 11, 1924 - November 29, 2011)

Jeanne Fink, 87, of Union passed away Tues., Nov. 29, 2011.

She is survived by her husband Emmet Fink of Union.  She is also survived by two daughters, Prudence Fink Johnson and husband Nils of Union; and Patience Fleer and husband Roger of Washington.

A memorial service will be held Dec. 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Zion United Church of Christ in Union.

Memorials are preferred to the Franklin County Public School Retirees Association.

The Employment Situation from November released today from the White House

The White House - Alan B. Krueger -
 Today’s employment report provides further evidence that the economy is continuing to heal from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, but the pace of improvement is still not fast enough given the large job losses from the recession that began in December 2007. 

Who says money does not grow on trees?

Pictured above:  Karen Bonuchi and the tree that grows money.

During the month of December, Citizens Bank has teamed up with KFAV 99.9 FM to sponsor a 100 dollar money tree.

Stop by Citizens Bank in New Haven to register for a chance to have a little extra shopping cash.

Blunt, McCaskill at odds over reintroduction of U.S. horse slaughter

Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After a five-year moratorium on the slaughter of horses in the United States, Missouri’s two Senators are at odds over reintroducing the controversial practice.

December 1st

Scheer's Last Second Shot Falls Short - Owensville Advances 30-33

Pictured above:  Lindsey Nixon drains a three as time expired in the third quarter.

Shamrock's Defense Holds Clopton to Six, Second-Half Points

Photo and game information by Rachel Horstmann

New Haven turned up their defense in the second half, holding the Hawks to just six points and propelling the rocks into Sat. night’s championship game.

Live interview with Chief Halmich for the Washington Fire Department

Click to watch live interview.

Missouri lawmaker: ‘We can do better than Arkansas’ on government wages"

By Tim Sampson
Missouri News Horizon

Jefferson City, Mo. – As lawmakers continue to grapple with the fact that Missouri pays its government employees less than any other state in the country, they’ve reached at least one conclusion: “Surely we can do better than Arkansas.”

NEW HAVEN OBITUARY: Margaret "Maggie" Tredway (Sept. 28, 1922 - Dec. 1, 2011)

Margaret "Maggie" Tredway, 89, of Washington, Mo., formerly of New Haven, passed away on Thur., Dec. 1, 2011 at the New Haven Care Center.

Mrs. Tredway was born in St. Louis, Mo. on Sept. 28, 1922, the daughter of the late Harry F. and May E. (Brown) Urban.

She was the widow of Francis Perry Tredway. They were married on Aug. 15, 1939 in Maryland Heights, Mo. he preceded her in death on Oct. 30, 2008.

Missourians invited to view Christmas decorations at the Governor’s mansion

Photo by Tim Sampson.
Holiday decorations have already started appearing throughout the state capitol. The public is invited to tour the Governor’s Mansion this weekend to view its decorations.

Stabbing Leaves Male Subject with Severe Injuries.

Robertsville, Mo. – Last night at approximately 8:25 p.m. Franklin County Deputies responded to the 1000 block of Osage Parkway for a stabbing.  When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered there had been a domestic dispute between two individuals.

During the argument, the female stabbed the male several times in his back, causing severe injuries and excessive amount of blood loss.  He was flown from the scene to Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, Mo.

ECC Employees Honored by Community College Association

Pictred left to right: Vince Niehaus, Karen Wieda, and Tracie Welsh with Zora Mulligan, MCCA executive director.