Archive - Feb 2012

February 29th

Shamrocks end their season coming up short 47-44

7:15 p.m. - Game story to come, New Haven comes up short 47-44.  Great game played by both teams, the Rocks played a great three quarters.

6:40 - Shamrocks battle back in the second, hold Crossroads to just 6 points.  New Haven still trails 22-18.  Working on halftime brief with photos.

Six Bismarck future basketball players have some fun

Alert neighbor and quick actions prevents brush fire from becoming house fire

It is easy to see in the photo above how close the fire came to the house.

Berger, Mo – New Haven Berger Fire Department responded at 1:32 p.m. this afternoon to a brush fire that was burning near a residence, approximately two tenths of a mile west of Diederich Road.

Hazardous Weather Outlook - High Winds and Heightened Fire Danger

The National Weather Service in St. Louis, Missouri has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook for portions of eastern and central Missouri as well as west central and southwest Illinois. 

Elizabeth Williams Named ACC Rookie of the Year

Photo of Williams against UNC.
Taken by Kyle Quick

PET ALERT: Dog found this morning - Help him find his home

Earlier this morning, the dog pictured above, was found with no identification on him.  He was found in the 100 block of Melrose Street.

MU students push for student curator right to vote

Abigail Thomas, a member of the Associated Students of the University of Missouri, testified in favor of the bill that would grant the student member on the board of curators a vote on university issues. Photo by Youyou Zhou/Missouri News Horizon.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — University of Missouri students appeared before state lawmakers Tuesday to seek a louder voice in guiding the university.

Missouri unemployment hits 3-year low

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s unemployment rate in January was the lowest it’s been since shortly after the 2008 stock market crash.

According to the Missouri Department of Economic Development, last month’s unemployment dropped to a rate of 7.2 percent. That’s down from 8 percent the previous month as a result of 21,000 new jobs added.

That number is also well below the national unemployment rate for January, which was 8.3 percent. It is also Missouri’s lowest unemployment rate since November 2008 when the jobless rate was 7.2 percent statewide.

February 28th

Cardinals and Molina close to contract extension

St. Louis, MO (Sports Network) – The St. Louis Cardinals and catcher Yadier Molina are reportedly close to an agreement on a new contract.

Photo taken by Barbara Moore.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, a multi-year deal that could average more than $10 million per season could be finalized by the end of the week.

"I will enjoy a seond and third cup of coffee"

Yesterday was the last time Marian Kelly would wake up, get ready for work and only able to enjoy one cup of coffee before she headed to work.

Today, Kelly officially began the luxuries that retirement brings after 26 years of working at Citizens Bank.

After latest school shooting, bullying prevention programs need stronger focus, MU expert says'

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­—On Monday, a student opened fire at Chardon High School in Chardon, Ohio, killing two classmates and wounding three others.  Many students who witnessed the shootings describe the shooter as “an outcast who had been bullied.”

Fire department responds for smoke inside Casey's - No major damage was caused

New Haven, Mo – New Have Berger Fire Department responded for a report of smoke inside Casey’s General Store at 1:07 p.m. this afternoon.

The reporting party had said they suddenly began smelling smoke inside the building.

McCaskill praises revised Keystone pipeline plan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In response to Monday’s news that TransCanada would move forward with construction on part of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, Missouri’s Democratic Senator announced her support for the project going forward.
Photo courtesy of Rick Z.

February 27th

The Clare Chronicles: Do you know whos who's week it is?

By Clare Roth

Did you know it is Dr. Seuss week?  How many celebrate Dr. Seuss week? We celebrated it when we were in elementary school, but how many of you will take the time to read a Dr. Seuss book this week?

John Buck O’Neil inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

BY DICK ALDRICH
Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri House of Representatives Monday formally inducted Kansas City baseball legend John “Buck” O’Neil into the Hall of Famous Missourians.

O’Neil, well known as a player and coach of the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Baseball Leagues of the 1930s, 40s and 50s also became the first African American to coach in the major league.

OBITUARY: Washington: Anna M. Goebel (May 25, 1926 - February 26, 2012)

Funeral services for Anna M. Goebel, 85, of Washington, Missouri will be held Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Washington.

Blazing brush fire extinguished thanks to quick response by fire crews

OBITIUARY: Beaufort, Mo - Leona Quillen Skouby (Aug. 4, 1922 – Feb. 25, 2012)

Leona Quillien Skouby, nee Schmuke of Union, Mo. passed away on Sat., Feb. 25, 2012.

Visitation will be held on Mon., Mar. 4 at the Oltmann Funeral home in Union, Mo from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

MU Expert Predicts Hot, Dry Summer for Midwest‏

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For nearly a year, the Midwest and southwest United States have experienced drought and warmer than normal conditions. A University of Missouri expert is predicting no relief, as he expects drought and hot conditions to continue this summer.

Senate passes telemarketing restrictions - Stop wasting my cell minutes

Missouri News Horizon
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Pesky sales calls may soon be a thing of the past for Missouri cell phone users.