Archive - Oct 2012

October 27th

State Bound Shamrocks - Five cross-country runners to run in State Meet

State Bound left to right: Fey Chavez, Clare Roth, Dominick Pataky, Seth Schenck, and Zack Grater.
Photos by Kyle Quick

Linn, Mo. – “Amazing” and “On top of the world” is how Fey Chavez and Clare Roth described the feeling of qualifying for state after Saturday’s District meet.

Seth Schenck, Zach Grater, and Dominick Pataky finished in the top 15 to join Chavez and Roth at next Saturday’s Missouri State Cross Country Meet.

OBITUARY: Hermann: Melvin H. Speckhals (September 5, 1941 - October 27, 2012)

Mr. Melvin H. Speckhals, 71, of Hermann, Mo. Died Saturday, October 27th, 2012 at University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri.

Mr. Speckhals was born in Hermann, Missouri on September 5, 1941, the son of the late Walter and Dorothy (Moss).

He was a member of St. George Church and Hermann Fire Dept.

October 26th

New Haven Elementary does "Call Me Maybe" video

New Haven Elementary's 6th grade students decided to do their own version of the poplar YouTube videos "Call Me Maybe".

Residents have leaves stolen by "Drive By Rakers"

These leaf theives obviously were not concerened about getting caught.

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. – Most people love this time of year as leaves change from their summer green to their beautiful Fall colors.  The down side is they also begin falling to the ground, forcing people bring out the rakes.

Unfortunately some people are no longer able to rake the layer of leaves that cover their yard, but one of New Haven High School’s clubs has been giving back to the community and helping those people out.

Gov. Nixon praises Scheer Dairy Farm

New Haven, Mo. - Watch a trimmed version of Gov. Jay Nixon’s speech Tuesday morning at Scheer Dairy Farm as well as remarks from Rick Scheer after receiving the Governor’s Agricultural Achievement Award

Quick Thought: Greater St. Louis Honor Flight - True American Heroes

No words can be used to describe these photos.

By Kyle Quick:
I hope all of our readers take the time to read this article, however unfortunately, because there is not anything burning and it is not some type of breaking news, most won't.

Sunday, December 7, 1941, “A date which will live in infamy--The United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.", Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Spookstalker Press announces a new ghost book by local author Dan Terry

"Too Ornery To Die" covers spirits of outlaws, gangsters, policemen, serial killers, pirates, and prisoners.  Among the diabolical denizens too cruel for Hell is Dan's personal 4 year search for the spirit of Missouri's first known female serial killer, Bertha Gifford.

Rivers Edge Recalls Hunter Tree Stands

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Rivers Edge is recalling Hunter Tree Stands due to faulty snap-hook assemblies, causing the tree stand and the user to fall to the ground. 

This item could have been potentially sold locally at Orscheln Farm & Home stores.




October 25th

Cindy Fleer receives Hermann Area District Hospital Employee Appreciation Award

Pictured left to right: Sue Daller, RN, Director of Nursing, Cindy Fleer, RN, Cheryl Strand, RT (R)(M) and Dan McKinney, Administrator

Hermann, Mo. - Cindy Fleer, RN was selected for was selected for July, August, and September’s Employee Appreciation Award.  The Employee Appreciation Committee at Hermann Area District Hospital chose Cindy for the award.

2012 Fire Fest - An Entertainment Inferno

Photos by Kaylin Bade, 2011 Fire Fest

The riverfront in downtown New Haven is where the action will be on Saturday, November 3rd.  The Riverfront Arts District will host the fifth annual Fire Fest, and organizers are predicting record crowds.

DIY Quick Halloween Costumes

"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween."  -Erma Bombeck

Halloween is now less than a week away, are you still looking for that perfect costume?  We have some quick ideas for you, using items that are most likely already in your home!


October 24th

Valle Catholic hangs on to win district title

Bismarck, Mo. - Wednesday night the Lady Shamrock’s season was cut short after number one seeded Valle Catholic defeated New Haven in two sets 25-16, 25-21.

Shamrocks to clash undefeated Valle Catholic for district title

All updates for district championship game will be on Facebook and Twitter.

Bismarck, Mo. - After injuring here shoulder and possibly her career, it could have not been more fitting that Peacut serve an ace to send the Shamrocks playing for a district title.

New Haven won the first set 25-23.  The Lady Shamrocks filled with energy and determination; New Haven has propelled themselves into the Class 1 District 5 District Championship Match.

Missouri gas prices falling

Missouri News Horizon
— Gas prices in Missouri are dipping as the winter months move closer.

The latest average statewide is $3.25 a gallon for regular gasoline. Don Redman, a specialist with AAA, said the average price has dropped 36 cents in the last month, but not to expect them to continue falling.

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Abigail found safe and suspect in custody

UPDATED: 2:10 p.m. The suspect and child were located moments ago  in Butler County.  Officials are reporting that Abigail Bertholf is "safe" and suspect has been apprehended.

MDC offers landowners in CWD area special seals to thin deer numbers‏

Photo of deer with CWD,

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- At its Oct. 19 meeting in Springfield, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved issuing special no-cost “CWD Management Seals” to landowners in the core area where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected in Linn and Macon counties.

October 23rd

MO: Jobless numbers down, but which figure should you cite?

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
— Unemployment figures in Missouri and the nation are either greatly improving or terribly misleading, depending on whom you believe.

Missouri State Parks hosts open house this weekend at Meramec State Park‏ in Sullivan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The public is invited to an open house Oct. 28 at Meramec State Park near Sullivan. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the visitor center. Refreshments will be served.

Governor Jay Nixon presents agricultural achievement award to Scheer Dairy Farm

Photos by Kyle Quick
Gov. Nixon presents Rick Scheer The Agricultural Achievement Award

New Haven, Mo. – Tuesday morning, Governor Jay Nixon recognized Rick Scheer and the Scheer Family Dairy Farm with the Governor’s Award for Agricultural Achievement, which honors outstanding farmers, growers, and processors for their work with agricultural commodities and their communities.