Archive - Jul 2012

July 31st

QuickNewHavenNews' commitment to excellence

By Kyle Quick
Vince Lombardi said, "The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor."

QuickNewHavenNews is committed in working towards excellence and finding ways to bring more news to our readers.

Currently we are working towards making QuickNewHavenNews your one stop site for all news; whether it be ESPN sports, national news from Fox News, or financial/business news from the Fox Business Network; giving you one site, one place, for all your news without changing our focus and coverage of local news is our goal.

Flags order at half-staff for St. Louis sailor killed in Oman

Missouri News Horizon
Jefferson City, Mo.
- Gov. Jay Nixon ordered flags at government buildings across Missouri to be flown at half-staff in honor of a St. Louis sailor killed in Oman.

Chief Petty Officer Sean Patrick Sullivan, 40, died from injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed while conducting heavy lift support operations in Oman, the governor’s office said.

Ed Martin republic candidate for AG visits Washington Missouri

Ed Martin speaks to a group of supports on Friday in Washington, Mo.
Photos by Kyle Quick

Washington, Mo. –  Ed Martin, Republican candidate for Attorney General stopped in Washington, Mo as he began his campaign against the incumbent Chris Koster.  Martin is highly favored to win the republican nomination in Tuesday’s primaries.

Daughters of the American Revolution - Valley of the Meramec Chapter

Union, Mo. - The Valley of the Meramec Chapter NSDAR met for the June meeting at the First Baptist Church in Union, Missouri.  New Regent Debbie Hinz presided over the meeting with a tea reception afterwards.

Economic Recession Leads to Increased Entrepreneurship

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The recent economic recession has caused many changes in the business landscape across the country, including high unemployment rates. Due to these high rates and the struggling economy, University of Missouri researchers have found that in recent years the number of Americans engaging in entrepreneurship has risen significantly.

July 30th

TONIGHT: between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. QNHN giving away 2 season passes to Washington Town and Country Fair


QuickNewHavenNews is giving away two season passes to the 2012 Washington Town and Country Fair as a way of thanking all of our readers for their continued support and loyalty to QNHN.

On Monday, July 30 between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. a flashing banner will appear on our site with the phone number to call.  Whoever is the 30th call will win 2 season passes to the 2012 Washington Town and Country Fair, Aug 1 – 5.

Baker and Keeven answer questions about their campaigns

Pictured left is Tim Baker and right is Ron Keeven.

New Haven, Mo. – The race for Franklin County Commissioner, First District is expected to be a close one.  Three candidates, Tim Baker, Ron Keeven, and Tim Brinker are trying to knock of the 12-year incumbent Terry Wilson, who has said this will be his last term if elected.

There is no one on the democratic ticket, making next Tuesday’s election (on August 7) the deciding factor; whether incumbent Terry Wilson will remain in office or if there will be a new commissioner for the first time in 12 years.

Not Your Usual Olympic Event‏...

First Lady Michelle Obama is picked up by U.S. Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, at the U.S. Olympic Training Facility at University of East London in London, England, July 27, 2012.

Official White House Photo by Sonya N. Hebert

This past week, First Lady Michelle Obama traveled to London as the head of the Presidential delegation. The First Lady met with American athletes, hosted 2,000 American military kids at Let's Move! London, and helped cheer on Team USA at the opening ceremony.

Peoples Savings Bank open new lobby in Montgomery City

Vicki Parke (left) and Teri Grimes welcome customers to the ne Montgomery
City Lobby. Photo courtesy of PSB

Montgomery City, Mo. - Peoples Savings Bank is opening the Lobby of their Montgomery City Branch on August 1.  The lobby was closed approximately two years ago as a result of business conditions at that time.

July 29th

Ladies of New Haven seduced by Elvis Presley

By Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo
. – Friday night at the American Legion Post 366, the ladies of New Haven screamed and cheered like they were teenage girls for the one and only “King of Rock and Roll”, Elvis Presley.

It rains in New Haven

New Haven, Mo. – You’re not dreaming; it really did rain last night.

Officially at Quick News as of 11 p.m. Sunday morning, New Haven had 4/10 of rain during the early morning hours.

If you are putting together a “New Born Baby Book” this would be a day you might want to make a note about.

July 28th

Missouri Department of Conservation says watering and mulching trees can help during drought

Photo Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourage homeowners and others to water trees in an effort to help them through this ongoing drought. In the urban and suburban forest, where valuable trees shade homes, sidewalks and businesses, watering them now can prevent losing them altogether.

Camp Trinity hosts 22nd Annual Joe Bill Wilderness Running Camp

New Haven, Mo. – This past week Camp Trinity hosted the 22nd Joe Bill Dixon’s Wilderness Running Camp.  Earlier this week we wrote an article about the legendary cross-country coach, Joe Bill Dixon.  Dixon told QNHN, “I do these camps because I love to teach."

July 27th

Bank of Franklin County coffee club is a huge hit

New Haven, Mo. – Many people arrived early and sat in the parking lot 15 to 20 minutes before the doors were scheduled to open at 7:30 a.m.  As you can tell Bank of Franklin County’s “Community Coffee Club” has become quite a hit among the community.

A month after Highway KK blaze fire - Fire crews respond for debris that had rekindled

New Haven, Mo. – Nearly one month (June 28) to the day when over 100 firefighters battled the blaze on Highway KK, New Haven/Berger Fire responded to that same location Friday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. for a report of smoke in the area.

OBITUARY: Washington:Aubrey Nothum (December 17, 1994 - July 27, 2012)

Aubrey with her son Jaxon
Aubrey Nothum, 17, of Washington, Missouri passed away on Fri., July 27, 2012.

Ms. Nothum is survived by a son, Jaxon Nothum; her parents, Tim and Casey Nothum; a brother Josh and a sister Allie Nothum, all of Washington.

Boys’ Impulsiveness May Result in Better Math Ability

COLUMBIA, Mo. – In a University of Missouri study, girls and boys started grade school with different approaches to solving arithmetic problems, with girls favoring a slow and accurate approach and boys a faster but more error prone approach.

13-year-old steals vehicle causes crash killing 17-year-old Aubrey Nothum

Washington, Mo. – Early Friday morning, around 12:04 a.m., a Franklin County deputy was traveling away from Washington south on Highway 47 when he passed a vehicle traveling north towards Washington.

The deputy noticed the vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed, crossing the shoulder line on the right side of the Highway.  The deputy suspected the driver might have been intoxicated.  The deputy turned around and attempted to make a traffic stop when the vehicle began fleeing the police car.  As the vehicle entered the city of Washington, the driver accelerated her speed.

July 26th

Ebenezer Lutheran vacation bible school

Photos Courtesy of Nancy Quinn
Leslie, Mo. – This week children from 3 to 8 years old from the Leslie area have been attending Ebenezer Lutheran’s vacation bible school.  Each day begins and ends with a short information worship service.

Crawford Electric sponsors four students for Jefferson City leadership conference

Pictured left to right: Scarlett Warner of Gerald, Luke Carter of Bourbon, and Rozea’ Bellinger and Emily Reinhold, both of Sullivan, enjoied their day at the state Capitol during the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) in Jefferson City in July. The students were sponsored by Crawford Electric Cooperative

Bourbon, Mo. – Four local students were among the 98 young Missourians who recently participated in the award-winning CYCLE program created by the state’s electric cooperatives.