Archive - Mar 2012

March 21st

Cautions to Gardeners and Farmers Against Early Planting Despite Warm Weather‏


Brad Fischer , COLUMBIA, Mo.
– Warm temperatures and sunshine have come to the Midwest earlier than usual this spring. A University of Missouri expert predicts a continued warm trend, but he cautions farmers and gardeners against early planting.

March 20th

Friends and co-workers help raise money for fellow mail carrier

Photo by Diane Gerdes

Washington, Mo - If there is one person everyone knows, it is his or her mail carrier.  Some people happen to become best friends with that individual they see nearly everyday of the week dropping off their mail.

Upwards basketball end of the season awards banquet

The Upwards basketball season ended last week as team battled it out in their final games of the year.  Sunday afternoon coaches, players, and fans gathered one more time for their end of the season Awards Night.

National Organization for Women urges Tilley to ‘Flush Rush’

Claire Major of Columbia, a member of the Missouri Organization for Women prepares a load of toilet paper for delivery to Speaker of the House Steven Tilley as part of the organization’s “Flush Rush” campaign, protesting Tilley’s efforts to add radio commentator Rush Limbaugh to the Hall of Famous Missourians. Photo by Dick Aldrich/Missouri News Horizon.

By DICK ALDRICH
Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW) Monday became the latest group to urge Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley to back away from enshrining controversial radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh in the Hall of Famous Missourians at the State Capitol.

Hickinbotham Establishes New ECC Foundation Scholarship

An endowed scholarship has been established by Letha Hickinbotham through the East Central College Foundation to honor her parents.  The Gladine and Clarence Laubinger Sr. Memorial Scholarship, which can be applied to tuition, fees or books, will be awarded to a full-time ECC student who was active in FFA while in high school.  Shown, seated is Clarence Laubinger.  Standing, from left  are Shannon Grus, executive director of the ECC Foundation; Dr. Jon Bauer, vice president of finance and administration at ECC; and Letha Hickinbotham, emeritus director of the ECC Foundation.

Learn to Bird March 24 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Birding is one of the most popular pastimes in America and you can learn all about it Saturday, March 24 at Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park in Wildwood. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the Learn to Bird event will begin at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

More than 1,300 students to compete at state archery tournament

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – More than 1,300 student archers from around the state will compete in the Missouri National Archery in the Schools Program (MoNASP) 2012 state tournament. 

March 19th

Six fire departments respond for 2nd alarm house fire

Firefighters attempt to make entry through the basement door.
Photos by Kyle Quick

Gerald, Mo - The Gerald-Rosebud Fire Department responded at 12:57 p.m. this afternoon to the 5100 block of Highway ZZ for a first alarm house fire.  When crews arrived on scene there was heavy smoke coming from the backside of the house, particularly from the entrance door of the basement.

UPDATE 1: BREAKING NEWS: 2nd Alarm House Fire

EDITORIAL: Through all of the madness, my attitude took a complete 180 degree turn

Photo by Kaylin Bade

By Ryan Menke
Quick News Contributor

Nothing heals the sting of losing the last game of your senior year. Especially when your expectations are so high, like mine have always been.

Elk restoration enters second year - video

Photo courtesy MDC.

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri’s elk herd is growing on two fronts, and conservation officials express optimism that the second year of restoration work will benefit from experience gained in 2011.

Lady Shamrocks prove it can be done

Rachel Steinhoff slices and dices down the lane late in the first half as she was fouled.
Photos by Kaylin Bade

The History of National Women's History Month

Molly Murphy MacGregor, Executive Director and Cofounder, National Women's History Project

As recently as the 1970's, women's history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness.

March 18th

Traffic deaths on the rise in Missouri

By DICK ALDRICH
Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. After six straight years of decline, traffic accident deaths are on the rise in Missouri.

March 17th

Afternoon storms drop nearly two inches of rain

This was the scene near Bock Field in the city park around 5:30 p.m.

New Haven, Mo - This afternoon several rounds of storms dumped nearly two inches of rain according to the National Weather Service.

Lady Rocks fall short in State Finals, take 2nd Place in Class 2

Photos by Kaylin Bade

Columbia, Mo - New Haven’s Cinderella run toward a state title came to an end as Harrisburg won their second state title in school history, 43-32.

Kayla Oetterer scored a team high of 15 points and eight rebounds, Rachel Steinhoff added 13 points.

March 16th

Thursday's Broadcast Made Possible By:

Quick's breakdown of Harrisburg - Key points for a Shamrock State Championship

By Kyle Quick

Weather forecast for the Big Green

The National Weather Service of St. Louis, Missouri is predicting a somewhat sketchy day of weather for St. Patrick's Day and New Haven's trip to Columbia.

National Weather Service to introduce new storm warnings

By ADAM SMITH
Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The National Weather Service is beginning a pilot program April 2 that will issue what it hopes to be better storm warnings.

The National Weather Service offices in Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield, Mo., and Topeka and Wichita, Kan., are the five offices participating.