Archive - Oct 6, 2012

Marching Shamrocks clean house second straight week

Photos courtesy Rhonda Helling

Washington, Mo. - Flawless uniforms, perfect lines, their appearance similar to a Marine drill team, and stone cold facial expressions describe the Marching Shamrocks.  New Haven’s Marching Shamrocks decades of success continued Saturday as they cleaned house for the second stratight week.

OBITUARY: Leslie: Jess Laubinger (July 18, 1927 - October 5, 2012)

Jess Laubinger, 85, of Leslie passed away Fri., October 5, 2012.

He is survived by his wife Helen Laubinger, nee McGee.  He is also survived by five sons, Jess Laubinger, Jr. of Leslie, Ed Laubinger and wife Bren of St. Clair, Joey Laubinger of Beaufort, Chad Laubinger and wife Lynn of New Haven, and Thad Laubinger of Leslie; five daughters, Pam Gray and husband Randy of Belle, Patty Jones and husband Kent of Union, Debbie Bliss and husband Terry of Union, Lockey Travis and husband Harold of Eldon, Sybil Green and husband Curt of Gerald; 27 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Clarence Laubinger of Leslie.

QUICK THOUGHT: The man in the black helmet...The Fox Hunter

Why does a pilot wear a black helmet every year at the balloon race?

By Kyle Quick

If you think about any of the balloon festivals you have attended I am sure you have seen the same pilot every year wearing a black looking hardhat.

John Esserman or better known as the “Fox Hunter” began piloting hot air balloons in 1978.  Esserman has competed in nearly every Annual Hot Air Balloon Race held in New Haven, Mo.


Pictured is Claire Laune (right) "The Birthday Girl" with two friends at field day.


We hope you have a super great day!

Miller Street Project done, finished, completed, and wrapped up

New Haven, Mo. –On Thursday crews completed the paving and final touches on Miller Street.

Friday it was announced that Miller Street is officially open to all traffic and the completion of phase 2.

Controlling the scourge of invasive spotted knapweed

Photo courtesy MDC

, MDC Invasive Species Coordinator -- Invasive plant species threaten the stability of ecosystems by reducing biological diversity and replacing beneficial native species.