Archive - Aug 5, 2012

Thunderstorms blast through Franklin County leaving nearly 3,000 without power

Pictured is a huge tree that fell across West Casco and onto Kaileigh Meyer's family's fence Saturday night.

Saturday night a strong line of severe thunderstorms barreled through Franklin County leaving nearly 3,000 Ameren customers without power.

Female ejected from motorcycle

Berger, Mo. – Earlier this afternoon a 52-year-old female passenger was ejected from a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Jessica Siedhoff and Ellie Scheer win Grand Champion at Washington Fair

Pictured is Jessica Siedhoff with her Grand Champion steer.
Photo by Kyle Quick

Washington, Mo. – The New Haven 4-H Club proved they have the cream of the crop when it comes to raising steers and dairy cattle.  Jessica Siedhoff’s steer and Ellie Scheer’s dairy cow, “Rosita”, both received Grand Champion at the Washington Town and Country Fair this week.

MoDOT to Allow Overweight Loads of Silage and Baleage to Feed Missouri Livestock

JEFFERSON CITY - With no end in sight to this year's record-setting drought and concern that hay shortages might spread, the Missouri Department of Agriculture requested assistance for farmers from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Washington Town and Country Fair to open at noon

The fairgrounds in Washington will open at noon today, Sun., Aug. 5. for the final day of the Washington Town and Country Fair.  The delayed opening is due to last night's storms and clean up efforts.

Fair officials are asking fairgoers to use their shuttle service as parking lots are now muddy.  See below for the shuttle service locations and schedule.

The Jarrod Niemann concert will be held this evening as planned.

NEWS BRIEF: Severe storms rip through Washington Missouri forcing fair officials to evacuate fair grounds

Washington, Mo. – Saturday night a strong batch of thunderstorms ripped through the Washington Fair grounds causing fair officials to evacuate and close the fair grounds.