Archive - Oct 2012

October 12th

Biden debate performance “Offensive”

Photo courtsey
Missouri News Horizon

Former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, a senior advisor to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, said Thursday night that he felt Vice President Joe Biden’s debate performance was offensive.

New Haven firefighters visit Franklin County R-II School

Firefighter Tracy Grote demonstrated how he puts on his fire gear while Assistant Chief Brian Strubberg explained how their gear protects them when going inside a burning building.

New Haven, Mo. – Friday morning New Haven/Berger Fire Department (NHBFD) wrapped up Fire Prevention week at Franklin County R-II.  Firefighters conducted a fire drill and inspected the school to insure their fire alarm system was working properly.

Beaufort/Leslie Fire Dept. - "Don't hide, go outside!"

Photos by Kaylin Bade
Beaufort, MO. -
The Beaufort/Leslie Fire Protection District visited Beaufort Elementary Kindergarten students this morning in celebration of Fire Prevention Week. 

Fireman Travis Suerig, left, explained to students the importance of making sure their smoke detectors work, having an escape plan and a meeting place with their family in case of a fire, and to never be afraid of firefighters.

As Farmers Get Older, Professor Encourages Students to ‘Return to the Farm’

Photo by Kaylin Bade of Union FFA Students

Jerett Rion, COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a recent survey published by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), officials reported that more than one-third of U.S. farmers are 65 years old or older, and half of current farmers plan to retire in the next decade. With fewer young people staying home to take over their family farms, the average age of American farmers is increasing rapidly.

Observing Farmer's Day

Pictured left, Gary Meyer and
Jerry Eckstein
Photo by Danielle Blair

Did you know that today is known as “Farmer’s Day”?  This day is generally observed to honor the hard labor of farmers; however Farmer’s Day should not only be celebrated by farmers. 

Everyone should celebrate today because, in the words of the National FFA Organization, you would be “naked and hungry” without farmers. 



October 11th

BREAKING NEWS: Missing girl has been found alive - Medically will be just fine

UPDATE: Sunday 10/14/12, 8:00 a.m. -
Washington, Mo. – The 11-year-old Maria Huber was found alive Thursday afternoon in a ravine near Jones Lane and Highway 100.  She was then transported by Washington EMS to Mercy Hospital-Washington.

This evening's Vice Presidential debate presents unique challenges for Biden and Ryan

Joe Biden and Paul Ryan, Official Photos

Timothy Wall, COLUMBIA, Mo. – With near record viewership for the first presidential debate, expectations are now unusually high for the one and only vice presidential debate on Oct. 11 between Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan.

Linn's Tylor Rush a running machine determined to break 16

Photos By Kyle Quick
Tyler Rush led from start to finish to win the Owensville Cross-Country Invitational, crushing the course record.

Owensville, Mo. – Forget the fact Tyler Rush (Linn High School) smashed the course record, won by 53 seconds, and a career best of 16:02.44. in Tuesday’s Owensville Cross-Country Invitational.  That was not on his mind.  Rush’s focus was to achieve one thing, run under 16 minutes. 

Tobacco free policy will go into effect Jan. 1, 2013 at ECC

At their October meeting, ECC trustees received an update on the tobacco free policy which will go into effect January 1, 2013.

Cookie Hays, vice president of student development, and Judy Bieker, associate professor of nursing, are co-chairing the committee charged with implementing the new policy.

October 10th

New Haven/Berger Fire visits New Haven Elementary - Poster winners announced

Photos by Kyle Quick:
Students are shown what firefighters look like when they have their gear on.

New Haven, Mo. – Wednesday afternoon volunteer firefighters with the New Haven/Berger Fire Department conducted a fire drill at New Haven Elementary in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week.

Union High School Volleyball supports Breast Cancer Awareness with Pink Out

The Union High School Freshmen, Junior Varsity, and Varsity Volleyball teams honored those who are currently battling breast cancer, those who have conquered the disease, and those who lost the fight with their “Pink Out” game last night against Hermann.

Photos by Kaylin Bade
Pictured left, JV Player, Kaitlin Voss

Washington, MO rules the Barbeque World

WASHINGTON, MO - This past weekend, B&B BBQ & Catering and Shake ‘N Bake BBQ competed in the 33rd Annual American Royal. It’s the World’s largest bbq contest and both teams brought home major wins.

Missouri State Parks hosts open house Oct. 13 at Route 66 State Park

— The public is invited to bring their ideas to an open house Saturday, Oct. 13 at Route 66 State Park near Eureka.

October 9th

New Haven/Berger Fire Department takes part in National Fire Prevention Week

New Haven, Mo. – The New Haven/Berger Fire Department (NHBFD) will once again participate in National Fire Prevention Week.(Oct. 7 - Oct. 13)

For over 20 years the NHBFD has joined fire departments from across the United States in promoting fire safety within their communities.

The non-profit fire safety organization is reminding the public to, “Have 2 Ways Out”, the theme for this year’s effort which focuses on the importance of having multiple escape routes in the event of a fire.  Click here for tips and reminders of actions parents should take within their homes as well as what to tell their children.

Oct. 10 final day for voter registration

— Missourians hoping to file for or update their voter registration have until close of business on Wednesday to do so.

Warning Signs for Parents to Recognize Teens in Distress

Suicide is the third-leading cause of death for teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Now, a University of Missouri public health expert has identified factors that will help parents, medical professionals and educators recognize teens at risk for self injury and suicide.

October 8th

A guy's guide to brownie points at Elizabeth's Antiques, Crafts, & Home Décor

Friday night's grand opening of Elizabeth’s Antiques, Crafts, & Home Décor in Downtown New Haven, Mo. began with a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick-off the two-day celebration.

By: Kyle Quick

I feel it is important to note that I am a guy, and society says crafts and antiques are not our thing.  Would I have thought of stopping by Elizabeth’s before this past weekend?  You know the answer to that question.  However, anytime you find something special it is only right to tell your friends, so guys listen up.

Women’s health care a defining issue in Senate race

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (Photo & story: Missouri News Horizon)

CAMDENTON, Mo. — Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has made women’s health care issues a pillar of her reelection campaign, and, in an electorate that so vocally touts its opposition to abortion, has been surprisingly successful.

OBITUARY: Hermann: Hilda Elizabeth Buchholtz (February 1, 1923 - September 28, 2012)

Hilda Elizabeth Buchholtz, 89, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Cedarcrest Manor, Washington, Mo.

Mrs. Buchholtz was born in Hermann, Mo on February 1, 1923, the daughter of the late Herman L. and Meta (Heldman) Stolte.

She was the widow of William H. Buchholtz. They were married March 31, 1973 at Stony Hill, Mo.

Hilda is survived by her sister Helen Carl of Berger, Mo and by nieces & nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers Edgar H. & Melvin T. Stolte.

OBITUARY: Berger: Eugene R. Haberberger (June 22, 1926 - October 6, 2012)

Eugene R. Haberberger, 86, of Berger, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at Missouri Veteran's Home, St. James, Missouri.

Mr. Haberberger was born in Villa Ridge, Missouri on June 22, 1926, the son of the late Casper and Alvina (Hanneken) Haberberger.