Archive - 2011


December 28th

Investigation continues on Hardee's fire - Halmich gives a possible cause

Washington, Mo. - On Saturday afternoon, fire tore through Hardee’s causing officials to deem it a complete loss.

Auditor's report - Conservation department spends 1.23 million to reintroduce 39 elk

By Tim Sampson
Missouri News Horizon

Top Stories of 2011 - Number 6 - The Rally Squirrel Returns

Every year at New Haven High School during Halloween there is a competition on who has the best costume.  This is not a breaking news type of story or something you would read in the paper.  In fact, no one will even remember who the winner was next year.

The irony behind this story is why we choose it as one of our top stories of the year.

GE Funding to pay Mo. $320K for fraudulent bond practices

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri local governments, non-profits and school districts will soon be able to reclaim more than $320,000 from a national bonding company accused of engaging in illegal, non-competitive business practices.

Missouri is one of many states that will receive a total of $34.25 million from GE Funding Capital Marketing Services, Inc. as part of a settlement reached in an ongoing nationwide investigative effort by multiple states.

Top Stories of 2011 - Number 5.5 - Recognizing the accomplishments of a New Haven Graduate

As we approach the number one story of 2011, it has become more and more difficult deciding on what stories to feature in our count down.

January live music at the Riverfront Cultural Society

Head down to the Riverfront Cultural Society in January for some great live music, Jan. 7 and Jan. 21!

Sat., Jan. 7
8:00 pm
$10 Cover / BYOB

Is Pink Floyd really a Bluegrass band? Did the Beatles intend for their music to be played this way? Who is John Prine and why does he keep following us?

Mercy to Co-sponsor Community Blood Drives in January

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

December 27th

Behind the Scenes Video: The Ceremony at the White House before tonight's Kennedy Center Honors

The White House, Colleen Curtis - On December 4, the President welcomed the 2011 Kennedy Center honorees to the White House for a ceremony before the live performances at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Three people die on Missouri roads over holiday period

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol says three people died in traffic crashes over the long holiday weekend.

The death toll is one more than last year, but according to the patrol, the number of crashes it investigated declined sharply over the counting period that began Friday night at 6 pm and ended Monday at 11:59 pm.

The patrol investigated 213 crashes during the counting period. Last year, the Highway Patrol investigated 487 traffic crashes over the holiday period.

December 26th

California, Mo. 4th grader recognized for growing giant cabbage

Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Agriculture

Warrenton stuns New Haven 30-24

Warrenton, Mo – Tuesday night’s game at Warrenton is one New Haven will want to forget.

The Rocks were held to just 24 points and only 2 points in the fourth quarter.

New Haven lead by three with a minute left in the third and had two possessions to make it at least a five point game, but were not able to take advantage.

Top Stories 2011- Number 7 – Two friends plus a short conversation equals 22nd Annual Hot Air Balloon Race

During this year’s Hot Air Balloon Race, we teamed up with Pepsi to bring complete coverage.  During our flight in the Pepsi Can Balloon, we streamed live video to give everyone a chance to see New Haven from high in the sky.

UPDATE 2: JCPennys big sale - AFTER CHRISTMAS SHOPPING DEALS - Check back as we find more deals for you

The day after Christmas is the second busiest shopping day of the year, with black Friday being number 1.  We have searched through some of the biggest retail store’s online site to help you find the best deals.

New Haven Elementary students get the royal treatment

This past Thursday was the last day of school before the start of Christmas break for students at New Haven Elementary.  Students and teachers had all been looking forward to this day, not because it was the last day before break, but for the Annual Team Shamrock Christmas Celebration and Fancy Lunch.

Top Stories of 2011 - Number 8

Pictured from left to right: Viola Van Leer and Marvin Van Leer

Our eighth top story of 2011 is one conversation we will never forget.

December 25th

Criminals beware - New Haven Neighborhood Watch Group to hold first meeting in January

The next time someone thinks about committing a crime in New Haven, they will not just be hiding from the police but an entire neighborhood.  Crime occurs in small towns, but there are ways citizens can help to reduce overall crime and apprehend those that do commit a crime.

December 24th

Top Stories of 2011 - Number 9 - An achievement worth a 1,000 words

Since girls basketball had begun in 1997 only three players had ever scored 1,000 points during their high school career at New Haven.

Pictured left: Oetterer scores points 1,000 and 1,001.

On Wed., Nov. 30, 2011 Kayla Oetterer became the fourth player to reach such a milestone, forever leaving her mark on the New Haven Girl’s Basketball Program.

Ray Steinhoff talks about Hall of Fame induction in a candid interview with QNHN. - Listen to our conversation

New Haven, Mo - This past Nov. the documentary, Tradition of Excellence – 100 Years of New Haven Basketball was unveiled.  After the premier on Fri., Nov. 11, 2011 it was announced that New Haven’s Basketball program would be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, only the second high school to ever receive such an honor.

Top Stories of 2011 - Number 10 - McNair Street blaze

During the past six months we have covered and written stories ranging from how the Annual Hot Air Balloon race began, to delivering breaking news as it was happening, such as the house fire on Sept. 8 on McNair Street, which is number 10 for Top Stories of 2011.

Fire destroys Hardee's - Considered a complete loss

Washington, Mo. – Yesterday afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. Washington Fire Crews responded to the 200 block of Fifth Street for a commercial first alarm with reports of visible flames coming from the backside of Hardee’s.