Archive - Aug 2011

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August 22nd

Over 400 turn out for Reggae Festival at Robbler Winery yesterday

We have found yet another hidden secret that sits in the front yard of New Haven, Mo.  The location gives visitors a breath taking view of New Haven and an ideal place to watch beautiful sunsets.  Robbler Winery is not so much a hidden secret but the events and festivals held throughout the year are the real hidden secret.

BREAKING NEWS: Truck stolen this evening from a residence on MacArthur Street

At approximately 6 p.m. this evening New Haven Police responded to a residence located on MacArthur Street for a report of a stolen truck.  Assistant Chief Dan Terry said, “The truck was not locked and the keys were in the truck when it was stolen.”

The stolen truck is similar to the picture above.

December 31st


August 22nd

Franklin County teenager nearly dies from alcohol overdose – Man arrested for purchasing the alcohol

On August 20, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Deputies responded to a residence in Stanton, MO. to check on the well being of a 15-year-old female juvenile having difficulty breathing.

Missouri State Teachers Association suing state over "Facebook Law"

Missouris News Horizon
-- A statewide teachers group is suing the state over a portion of a new state law that seeks to increase student safety.

Citizens Bank School Supply Drive - Support our local schools

Citizens Bank’s School Supplies Drive will continue throughout the month of August.  Karen Menke said, “We have had a great response from the community and appreciate everyone’s support of our local schools.  The supplies collected at our New Haven branch will be given to R-2 School and New Haven Elementary.”

August 21st

Incarcerated female commits suicide at Franklin County Jail

Yesterday evening at approximately 7:00 PM, Detention Personnel located an unresponsive female in her jail cell with a sheet wrapped around her neck and tied to a metal cover in the ceiling.  Deputies began CPR until Union Ambulance arrived.

Sheriff Gary Toelke said the female was transported to St. John’s Hospital in Washington where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Robller Reggae Sunsplash Festival going on right now – Jamaican cuisine, music, and great time

It’s a beautiful day to spend at Robller Winery located in New Haven, MO.  They are having their annual Reggae Sunplash festival today.

Jerry Mueller said, “This is the 18th year we have had this festival.  We have authentic Jamaican cuisine by Nezzie and music by Aaron Kamm and The One Drops.”

Recipes From Kaylin's Kitchen - Tomatoes Tamatoes

August 19th

New Haven Berger responds to report of structure fire - Minor smoke damage

New Haven Berger Fire responded to the 200 block of Grey Squirrel Trl just west of Hwy VV and Hwy 100 to a report of a structure fire.  Hermann Fire Department was also dispatched along with Hermann EMS.

UPDATE-ALERT: Identification has been MADE- Franklin County Sheriff's Department - Suspicious vehicle reported

4:30 p.m. -  It appears that the subject in Franklin County is working for a legitimate company; however, consumers should always be cautious when dealing with companies out of state or that they are not familiar with.

Sheriff Gary Toelke said, "We appreciate the call from the concerned citizen and encourage others to do the same when they observe suspicious activity."

Claire McCaskill 18th richest member of congress

Missouri News Horizon
– Out of 535 members of Congress, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill ranks among the 20 richest federal lawmakers.

According the Washington newspaper Roll Call, which ranked the 50 wealthiest House and Senate members, McCaskill ranked 18th with net assets of roughly $17 million. The rankings are based on Congressional members’ public financial disclosures.

August 18th

Farmers Market every Thursday - You don't know what you're missing

The Farmers Market is open every Thursday from 4 p.m. till 7 p.m. through the month of September.  We thought we would stop by this evening and see what kind of goodies we could find.

There were a large variety of fresh vegetables, homemade breads, homemade jelly and jam, amazing tasting cinnamon buns, and even fresh flowers.

Lady Shamrocks season outlook - Injuries already an issue

The Lady Shamrocks will begin the 2011 volleyball season after finishing second in the Class 2 state tournament last season.  Valley Catholic beat the Rocks in the championship match by a small margin.  If a few plays had went differently, the Rocks' the outcome could have been better.

Farmer's Market today - Citizens Bank giving away free market dollars

Hurry in to Citizens Bank before 4 p.m. to get the right hand of a gardening glove.  Then take your glove downtown at 4 p.m. and Karen Menke will be there to give you the left hand glove.


August 17th

House examines 911 funding - Legislation needs to include "wireless technology"

Missouri News Horizon
– Changing the way Missouri funds its 911 emergency call service was at the top of the agenda for a state House committee on Wednesday.

Lake St. Louis Representative Chuck Gatschenberger led the group, which heard testimony from telephone carriers, 911 administrators and other special interest groups with a vested stake in funding the service.

First day of school at East Central College

Today’s weather was enjoyed by all on the campus of East Central College as students returned for their first day back to school.  Incoming freshmen, sophomores, and untraditional students alike were buzzing about the new school year and the success they hope to find in their studies on campus. 

Students headed back to school this morning to start a new school year

This morning the 2010-2011 school year kicked off at New Haven Elementary with students being greeted by school faculty and teachers handing out shamrock bandanas to all the students, welcoming them back to school.

Men's slowpitch league concluded this past Monday - Photos from Monday night

Photos taken by Maggie Hahne
Pictured above:  The American Family Team

Missouri's two largest airports have seen increase in air travel

Missouri News Horizon
– Airline traffic at Missouri’s two largest airports has increased since last year, but has still not returned to its pre-economic crash levels.