Archive - Nov 2012

November 7th

Romney wins by a landslide in R-II Presidential race

Long lines at polling station
New Haven, Mo
. – Franklin County R-II School took advantage of this year’s Presidential race to help students understand how the voting process works and that your vote does count.

Two states will be living a higher life and Cigarette tax voted down

Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post

A bigger headline than Barack Obama being reelected might be the fact that Marijuana was legalized for recreational use in two states and California was not one of them. 

The mile high city just became higher after Maijuana was legalized in Colorado after Tuesday’s elections.  Washington also joined in living a “higher” life becoming the first two states to legalize the substance.

November 6th

Breaking: Akin concedes senate race to McCaskill

Missouri News Horizon
Chesterfield, Mo.
- Looks like an earlier night than expected for Congressman Akin.  A staff member just confirmed to Missouri News Horizon that around 9:30 p.m. Congressman Akin called Senator Claire McCaskill and conceded the race to her.

He is expected to make a public statement before ten o’clock.

Local, State, and National election results

8:35 - Update on State Races -
cigarette tax being voted down 60%

Quick News Coverage
The 2012 campaign is now the 2012 election as polls close and votes tallied.

Throughout the night we will have updated results from how Franklin County residence voted, to races at the state level, and of course the race to 270 for the White House.

Sullivan mother tragically finds infant unresponsive

Sullivan, Mo. - At approximately 4:25 AM, on November 6, 2012, Franklin County deputies responded to a residence at 1005 New Street outside Sullivan, Mo. 

The mother of 2 month old Ava Declue checked on her child and found her unresponsive. 

BREAKING NEWS: Shooting north of Women’s and Children’s Hospital on MU Campus

Columbia, Mo - University of Missouri Police and administrators are aware of a shooting that occurred north of Women’s and Children’s Hospital on Keene Street.

iPads being used in Franklin County; already large turnout at the polls

New Havne, Mo. - Polling places across Franklin County are reporting a high voter turnout.  Both New Haven locations have already surpassed the number of voters who turned out for the primaries.  As of 12:30 p.m., over 500 citizens have cast their votes out of roughly 1300 registered voters.

For decades, voting officials had to flip through a large book of pages to find your name so you could sign, showing you had voted.

November 5th

In admiration of a man who deeply impacted New Haven without ever stepping foot in town

By Kaylin Bade:

It is known throughout Franklin County and across the state that New Haven is famous for the High School's basketball program as well as the area's history of the sport.  Therefore, everyone in New Haven should celebrate today... or maybe today should be declared a holiday in town...

Great ball of fire burn baby burn

New Haven, Mo. – During the past few Fire Fests in New Haven, people have been amazed by the “Burning House of Ice”. This year the Riverfront Art District wanted to end Fire Fest with an even bigger bang.

We ended Monday morning’s article, “Great Balls of Fire”, by briefly mentioning the conclusion of Fire Fest 2012.

Looking out for voters - Know before you go what you are voting on

By Kyle Quick
Tuesday will be the biggest election since the hanging chads of 2000 when Republican candidate George W. Bush defeated the Democratic candidate Al Gore.  Franklin County Debbie Door is predicting a 70 to 73 percent turnout in Franklin County.

There are several items on this year’s ballot that could be over shadowed by the highly published race for the White House.

Quick News has you covered so you know what will be on the ballot before you go vote.

Missouri poll shows big leads in races for Senator, Govenor, and President

Missouri News Horizon
Where the race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may be too close to call on the national scene, there seems to be little uncertainty in any of the big races in Missouri.

Schenck receives HOBY leadership award

Pictured left to right: Ryan Winters with the New Haven Lions Club and Beth Schenck.
Photo by Katie Aichholz

New Haven, Mo. New Haven High School Counselor Doug Peirick announced on Monday that Beth Schenck, daughter Mike and Amy Schenck of New Haven, has been awarded the 2012 Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Award for New Haven High School.

Great Balls of Fire

Notice the face in the fire at the top of the photo.
Photos by Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo.
– Saturday in downtown New Haven, the Riverfront Arts District held the 5th Annual Fire Fest.

Fire Fest was Missouri Life Magazine’s featured event for November and December.  The event was also featured on the Fox 2 Morning Show with Tim Ezell and was the center of attention this weekend.

American Consumers Overvalue U.S. Produced Apparel

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— In today’s globalized economy, a large percentage of apparel products are multinational products as raw materials are produced, transported and assembled in different countries. However, consumers have little information about where and to what extent their apparel is produced domestically or overseas.

November 4th

Megan Bauer's "Bambii" pumpkin wins Fire Fest Pumpkin carving contest

Photo above by Katie Aichholz.
Pictured left to right: 2nd place Taylor Skouby (Scooby Doo Pumpkin), 1st place- Megan Bauer (Bambii Pumpkin), 4th place Kierstin Monzyk (Fall Leaves, Acorns, and Deer pumpkin), and 3rd place- Fey Chavez (Batman Pumpkin).

Schenck runs to All-State finish

Seth Schenck approaches the finish line to capture his second All-State medal, finishing in 15th place.

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri State Cross Country Meet is the most difficult course any runner will face.  The state meet is known for eating runners’ alive, causing heartache and disappointment for hundreds of athletes each year.  Seth Schenck knows that feeling after finishing 29th last year.

Gasconade County R-I School spruces up Hermann Hospital for Halloween

Left to right, Ivan Meyer, Jessica Zeiss and Natalie Witte.  Photo courtesy Hermann Area District Hospital

Prior to Halloween, Natalie Witte and Jessica Zeiss, seniors at Gasconade County R-I School, and members of the FCCLA went to Hermann Area District Hospital to dress us up the hospital for Halloween. 

November 3rd

BREAKING NEWS: Heavy fire destroys home on Dierking Road

Complete Story: This is all that remains after fire ripped through a modular home Saturday night north of Beaufort, Mo. 

By Kaylin Bade:

Beaufort, Mo. – Saturday night, around 10:15 p.m., fire stormed through a modular home, completely destroying it.  Beaufort/Leslie Fire Department responded to the first alarm, located on Dierking Road near the intersection of Dierking and East Casco Road, north of Beaufort, Mo.

Drumroll please... Fire Fest 2012 is off to a great start!

Photos and Story by Kaylin Bade

Today's Fire Fest in downtown New Haven is off and running!  There are vendors and food galore, so be sure to stop by!  There will be great excitement in the after dark events!

Cuddly Critters Donated to Hermann Area District Hospital

Hermann, Mo - Modern Woodmen of America Youth Club 2304-1L from Morrison, Missouri donated 15 Cuddly Critters to Hermann Area District Hospital for the pediatric patients.