Archive - Aug 2012

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December 31st


August 23rd

Infamous Enoch's Knob bridge soon to be demolished

Photos and story by Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. – When the name “Enoch’s Knob” is mentioned people immediately think of a 100-year-old bridge spanning across Boeuff Creek and stories that lie within it’s history.  Rumors that ghost dogs, spirits, trolls, and other imps live or stay near the bridge have made Enoch’s Knob bridge famous and popular among Ghost Hunters.

Union High School wins $100 grant as part of Crawford Electric’s Youth Tour competition

Christie Baker, left, receives a $100 grant check on behalf of Union High School from Crawford Electric’s Genifer Cape on Friday, Aug. 17. The school won this grant by having one finalist in this year’s Rural Electric Youth Tour competition.

Never make a late payment again

August 22nd

Meet our student intern - Taylor Goad

Taylor Goad is a senior at New Haven High School and will be working with us as a student intern throughout the school year.

Goad is in her fourth year of playing volleyball, has been an honor roll student, and a member of FBLA, Student Council, FCCLA, and National Honor Society.

Goad was the 2012 New Haven Youth Fair Queen and second runner-up in 2011.  This past summer, Goad was one of four junior girls who attended Missouri Girls Sate.

Birth Announcement: Dylin Michael Bade

Our very own Kaylin Bade and husband Kevin are proud parents of their first born, Dylin Michael Bade.

Hannah and Joseph thank Mark Wessels and James Eads

Pictured left is Joseph Rethemeyer and James Eads who purchased his pig.  Pictured right is Hannah Rethemeyer with Mark Wessels who purchased her pig.

Hannah and Joseph Rethemeyer would like to thank Mark Wessels of the Washington Town and Country Fair and James Eads of JE Designs for purchasing their pigs at this year's Washington Town and Country Fair.

As state well assistance dries up, federal program could help farmers

Missouri News Horizon
-Farmers who missed out on the state program for emergency water aid now have another place to go for help.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency centers are offering to help farmers get water to their drought stricken animals. Gerald Hrdina, who lead’s the program’s effort in Columbia, said while the federal program can be helpful, it does not pay quite as much as the state program does.

Happy 70th Birthday Grandma Mary

We love you and hope you have a great time with all your friends.


Lori, Michele, Renee, Kimberly, Julie, Stephanie, Claire, Matthew, and Kyle.

August 21st

Softball team begins season Wed. at Valley Park

New Haven, Mo. – The lady rocks will begin their season on Wednesday at Valley Park with a much younger team than last year after losing eight seniors.

New Haven will return their starting pitcher, Stephanie Scheer, and centerfielder Kierstin Monzyk, who led the team in batting (.500) and runs scored (29). Blair Bowers will move to catcher after starting at second base last year.

Franklin County Sheriff's Department conducting check points this weekend

Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff's Department will be conducting sobriety checkpoints over the weekend of August 24 - 26,

Deputies who are trained to actively seek out impaired drivers will man the checkpoints.

Physician joins Mercy Hospice as Associate Director

William Winkler, MD

WASHINGTON, Mo.William Winkler, MD, a physician at McAuley Clinic, is the new associate medical director of Mercy Hospice Washington.

Dr. Winkler attended medical school at Saint Louis University and completed his family practice residency at Mercy Hospital St. Louis (then called St. John’s Mercy Medical Center).

Crazy or not Akin not giving up his U.S. Senate candidacy

-Despite everyone and their brother along with the Republican leadership urging him to give up his U.S. Senate candidacy.  Todd Akin is either a genius or crazy because Tuesday afternoon Akin said he would not step out of the senate race and has passed the deadline to remove his name from the ballot on his own.

Now to remove his name, he would have until six weeks before the election to receive a court order and pay a penalty if ballots have been printed.

Dale and Rhonda Helling leave lasting mark at New Haven High School

New Haven, Mo.Dale and Rhonda Helling or more appropriately referred to by everyone, as Mr. and Mrs. Helling, have been two iconic figures at New Haven High School for nearly three decades, touching the lives of over 1500  students. Rarely, if at all will you find two people more dedicated to any high school or devoted to the education of students, than Mr. and Mrs. Helling.

Franklin County R-II School District - Tax Rate Hearing Notice

A hearing will be held at 6:15 p.m. on August 29, 2012, at 3128 Hwy Y, New Haven, Missouri, at which time citizens may be heard on the property tax rates proposed to be set by the Franklin County R-II School District.

The tax rates are set to produce the revenues which the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, shows to be required from the property tax.

Each tax rate is determined by dividing the amount of revenue needed by the current assessed valuation.  The result is multiplied by 100 so the tax rate will be expressed in cents per $100 valuation.

Assessed Valuation (by categories)

Estimated Current Tax Year 2012 Prior Tax Year 2011
Real Estate $18,546,366 $18,499,162
Personal Property $ 6,235,623 $ 6,523,714
  $24,781,989 $25,022,876

The following Tax Rates are proposed:

Fund Projected Property Tax Revenues Property Tax Rate (per $100)
Incidental $853,665 $3.4447

New Revenue from New Construction and Improvements:  $2,960
New Revenue from Reassessment: $0
Percentage of New Revenue from Reassessment:  0%

Divorced Couples’ Co-Parenting Relationships Can Improve

Jesslyn Chew, COLUMBIA, Mo. – New research conducted at the University of Missouri offers hope for divorced parents and suggests hostile relationships can improve when ex-spouses set aside their differences and focus on their children’s needs.

Missouri State Parks hosts Mark Twain Festival Sept. 1 at Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Celebrate the life of author Mark Twain at a fun-filled festival Saturday, Sept. 1 at Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site near Stoutsville. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the Mark Twain Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the site and the public is invited to attend.

Spirituality Correlates to Better Mental Health Regardless of Religion, Say MU Researchers

Dan Cohen, assistant teaching professor of religious studies at MU.
MU News Bureau
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Despite differences in rituals and beliefs among the world’s major religions, spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person’s faith, according to University of Missouri researchers. The MU researchers believe that health care providers could take advantage of this correlation between health – particularly mental health – and spirituality by tailoring treatments and rehabilitation programs to accommodate an individual’s spiritual inclinations.

August 20th

Republicans want Akin to rethink Senate bid

Missouri News Horizon
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin is facing mounting pressure from national Republicans to rethink his candidacy, after a string of public blunders that was capped during an interview over the weekend.

Leaders are outraged over comments he made during an interview with KTVI on Sunday in which he was asked whether he supported abortion rights in cases of rape. He responded that doctors have told him "if it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”

Burn victim flown to Mercy Med Center

New Haven, Mo. – Monday afternoon at 12:17 p.m. New Haven EMS responded to Mar Chem Coated Fabrics off Orchard Street for a burn victim.

New Haven Fire was also dispatched to set up a landing zone for a helicopter to land behind the Assumption church.