Archive - Jun 2012

June 30th

Beaufort area residents under boil order after water line busted by company laying cable.

Beaufort, Mo – Residents within the Beaufort area are currently under a water boil order.  Officials said they would be testing the water tomorrow however the results will not be known until Tuesday.

The boil order comes after a water main was busted by a company laying cable along Highway 50 between Leslie and Beaufort.

OBITUARY: BERGER: Robert "Bob" Groner (Sept 2, 1947 - June 29, 2012)

Mr. Robert "Bob" Groner, 64, of Berger, Missouri passed away Friday, June 29th, 2012 at his residence.

Mr. Groner was born in Washington, Mo. on September 2, 1947, the son of the late George S. and Marie (Meyer) Groner.

Bob proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era.

Event of poweroutage QNHN will have information you need to know

New Haven, Mo – QuickNewHavenNews has been and will remain in close contact with city officials about the city’s plan if there were to be a wide spread power outage.

Because QNHN is easily accessible from mobile devices, we will be able to provide important information about the expected timeframe the potential outage could last, as well as where cooling stations will be set up.

Important information about 3-on-3 basketball tournament - 2012 New Haven Youth Fair

New Haven, Mo – There will be a 3-on-3-basketball tournament once again at the 2012 New Haven Youth Fair.

The deadline for registration is July 6.  All entries must be received on or before the deadline.

There has been some confusion about the tournament being divided into two different sessions.  There will be a morning tournament and an evening tournament.

June 29th

Will the egg cook?

City urges caution with Water Service Line solicitation

New Haven, Mo - New Haven city officials are advising residents that the City has no affiliation with a company that is offering water service line insurance to city residents.

City Hall staff has received numerous calls this week regarding a solicitation mailed recently to city residents.

Sherriff Toelke responds to concerned citizens and use of fireworks

Franklin County Mo. - Sherriff Gary Toelke released the following statement in response to the large number of phone calls from concerned citizens and people shooting off fireworks.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving calls from concerned citizens related to the dry weather conditions and the 4th of July holiday.

Supreme Court upholds ‘individual mandate’ in health care law

Missouri News Horizon
Washington D.C.
- The United States Supreme Court upheld President Obama’s health care law Thursday, ruling that the requirement that most Americans buy health insurance or pay a fine is constitutional as a tax.

BREAKING NEWS: Mercy and Patients First Complete Merger

Mercy and Patients First officials signed the closing documents June 28 in the boardroom at the former Patients First building. Pictured seated from left are Dr. David Chalk, president of the new division of Mercy Clinic, and Donn Sorensen, president of Mercy’s east Missouri region. Standing are Kevin Goodwin, chief operating officer for the new division of Mercy Clinic, and Terri McLain, president of Mercy Hospital Washington.

WASHINGTON, Mo. – This morning Mercy offically announced the merger of Mercy and Patients First Health Care.

June 28th

The Highway KK Firestorm

Metal stealing thieves cause fire - Firefighters prevent a potential catastrophe

Gerald, Mo. - Gerald/Rosebud and Beaufort/Leslie Firefighters prevented what could have been a catastrophic brush fire from spreading through a thick wooded area.

Missouri DNR Drought Monitor update released today

As suspected, Franklin County is currently within the Moderate to Severe category intensity for drought.  The county has received less than two inches of rain in the last four weeks, contributing to inadequate moisture supply for crops and livestock.

NEWS BRIEF: The aftermath off Highway KK

A special thanks to Mark with Brune Electric for letting us take an aerial photo.  The hay barn sits behind the silo.  The right bottom portion of the photo is where the fire began.  More photos below.

New Haven, Mo. – Daybreak revealed the aftermath of Wed. night’s three-alarm inferno off Highway KK, three miles from Highway C in New Haven, Mo.

Franklin County Fair Queen Contestants gearing up for fair

The 2012 Franklin County Fair will be held next week, July 5-8 at the fairgrounds in Union, Mo. 

The entertainment line-up will begin Thursday evening with something for everyone, including the Miss Franklin County Fair Queen Contest, Pedal Tractor Pull, Pig Scramble, the Antique Tractor Pull, and Fireworks.

New Haven EMS ask residence use caution during record breaking temperatures

New Haven, Mo. - According to the National Weather Service, the last time temperatures reached 108 degrees in Missouri was on July 24, 1930.  The high for today is forecasted to reach 106 degrees.

Currently in New Haven, Mo the temperature is already 90 degrees, as of 10:15 a.m.  The New Haven Ambulance District asks residents to use extra caution during these dangerously high temperatures.

June 27th

BREAKING NEWS: Third Alarm Fire

UPDATE Jun 28, 1:50 a.m. -Six hours after New Haven/Berger's first crew arrived on the scene of Wed. evening’s fire, crews cleared the scene, leaving at 1:30 a.m.

Fire officials said the 500 round hay bales continue to burn however; they are contained within the barn and will most likely burn for days.

Tips to Prevent and Treat Heat Illness‏ from MU News Bureau

Kate McIntyre, COLUMBIA, Mo
. – Even 100-degree temperatures can’t keep many children from heading outside for day camps, baseball drills, marching band practices and theatre rehearsals.


A University of Missouri expert on exercise physiology says being mindful of the heat and humidity is essential to preventing heat illness during children’s summer activities.

City to strictly enforce temporary "no burn" order

New Haven, Mo. – A temporary ban on recreational burning has been issued by order of the City of New Haven Fire Marshal.

According to the “no burn order” released by city officials earlier this afternoon, “…a temporary ban on recreational burning and all other forms of open burning in the City of New Haven goes into effect immediately, June 27 and will remain in force until further notice."

MDC says use extreme caution shooting fireworks with the excessively dry conditions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people to be extremely careful with fireworks during this time of very dry conditions and lack of rain.

MDC also urges campers and others in the outdoors to follow the precautions below to protect lives, property and Missouri’s precious forests, fish and wildlife.

BREAKING NEWS from State Capital: Nixon vetoes school transportation bill

By Eli Yokley

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Wednesday that would have allowed students in a few rural school districts to transfer to a school district closer to their homes.