Archive - Aug 2012

August 20th

Dust issue on Miller Street is being addressed

New Haven, Mo. – Phase two of the Miller Street project has progressed with little disturbance to residents in the construction area.  However citizens have asked about what is being done to reduce the amount of dust.

We spoke with City Administrator Steve Roth about this issue earlier this morning. 

Akin “legitimate rape” comment draws criticism from own party

Missouri News Horizon
Todd Akin’s U.S. Senate campaign is on lock down today, after a week of public statements that have drawn opposition from fellow Republicans that was capped on Sunday by his comments about rape.

In an interview with KTVI on Sunday, Akin 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.”

The comments drew immediate outrage from his Democratic opponent, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

State Fair’s Sale of Champions Auction Supports Missouri Youth

Sedalia, Mo. - The Missouri State Fair celebrated Youth in Agriculture Day Saturday, Aug. 18.  The annual Sale of Champions was a highlight of the day raising $119,900, which will be used to support Missouri youth involved in agriculture. 

MDC offers bright side for drought-lowered fishing ponds

Photo by Kaylin Bade

Bill Graham, MDC,
-- There are some upsides to this summer’s withering heat and drought conditions that have lowered pond and lake levels.

In ponds with deep enough water for fish to survive, the big fish are eating well. For pond owners, low water offers a good time to make improvements in ponds that can help in future drought.

August 19th

Aubrey Nothum: The definition of treating others the way you want to be treated

By Kyle Quick:

I never had the pleasure of knowing the beautiful 17-year-old Aubrey Nothum but after reading the hundreds of comments from family and friends on her Facebook page I quickly discovered how many lives she had touched.

GE Recalls Dishwashers Due to Fire Hazard

- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.



August 18th

Exclusive video of Missouri troops saying hello to loved ones from Afghanistan during Military Appreciation Day

Sedalia, Mo. – During Sunday’s Military Appreciation Day at The 110th Missouri State Fair, four Missourians who currently are stationed in Afghanistan were able to watch the emotional ceremony via Skype.

We took a moment and recorded them so they could say hello to their families back in Missouri from over 7,300 miles away.

A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Industry

David Danielson, Washington D.C. - The Energy Department and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a new report highlighting strong growth in America’s wind energy market in 2011 and underscoring the importance of continued policy support and clean energy tax credits to ensure that the U.S. remains a leading producer and manufacturer in this booming global industry.

August 17th

Local Chiropractor Named 'Chiropractor of the Year

Union, Mo. - Dr. Jeffrey Ness, of Ness Chiropractic in Union, was recently awarded the "Chiropractor of the Year" award at the Missouri State Chiropractors Association (MSCA) annual convention.

Ness received the award at the convention's opening awards banquet at the Lodge of the Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks.

New Haven police officers go through firearms 3D simulator

Bottom right: Jeff Arp controls the firearms simulator based on verbal commands given by, reserve officer Justin Gevers, and how he reacts to the suspect's actions. (Video of Gevers during a scenario)

New Haven, Mo. – Firday morning in a joint effort with the New Haven Police Department’s insurance provider, Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association, (MIRMA) officers were put through a firearms training simulator.  The simulator utilizes cutting edge technology to give their officers real life interactive situational scenarios.

Wildlife Habitat Farm Tour

If you would like to learn how to manage your property to improve habitat for deer, turkey, quail, small game, songbirds, pollinating insects and other wildlife, this farm tour is for you!

OBITUARY: NEW HAVEN: Kevin B. Strobel (November 15, 1967 - August 14, 2012)

Kevin B. Strobel, 44, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Kevin was born in Jefferson City, Mo. on November 15, 1967, the son of Myrna (Leeper) & Herb Krattli, Jr. Kevin is preceded in death by his father, Richard Strobel of Seward, Alaska.

He was a truck driver for Bockting Trucking of New Haven.

Missouri anglers can get hooked with free "Find MO Fish" mobile app

View location maps, get driving directions and find exact locations of underwater fish structures.

MDC, JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri anglers can now get high-tech help locating fishing spots with the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Find MO Fish mobile application for smart phones, tablets and other mobile communication devices.

Tractor Supply Company teams up with local organizations for Pet Appreciation Week

The Union FFA Alumni will be hosting a barbeque fundraiser at the Tractor Supply Company's Union location on August 18, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

August 16th

LETTER TO EDITOR: Disagree with low income housing complex

Dear Editor,

I live across from an apartment complex that has way less than 40 occupants and until you see what happens around these places you have no idea.

Sure there are good people living there, but I have spent too many nights waking up to sirens, people cussing, fighting, partying, or people honking their vehicles for someone they are picking up and squealing tires as they leave.

At state fair, Farm Bureau blasts federal regulations

Missouri News Horizon
. — Republican members of Missouri’s congressional delegation joined the Missouri Farm Bureau Thursday in opposition to new language in the Clean Water Act that they say could expand the Environmental Protection Agency’s reach into rural communities.

Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect until 8 p.m.

Aug. 16 3:10 p.m.

The Severe Thunderstorm Warning for New Haven has expired however a Thunderstorm Watch remains in effect for Franklin County until 8:00 p.m. this evening.

According to the National Weather Service storms that just passed through the area developed ahead of a cold front as it moves across the region.

QUICK THOUGHT: Remembering my first day of Kindergarten - a handshake - lifelong friend

New Haven students and teachers begin a new school year.

New Haven, Mo. – The first day school!  I am sure many of you can remember going back to school and wondering "where did my summer go”, but do you remember your very first day of Kindergarten?

Drought Conditions Make Corn Dangerous to Feed to Livestock

COLUMBIA, Mo. — As the hot summer and severe drought continues across much of the Midwest, thousands of farmers are being forced to abandon ruined corn crops.

Missouri State Fair Competition Results

Pictured above, Jenny (left) and Aaron Goucher with Aaron's Grand Champion Corriedale Ewe.  Photos courtesy Missouri State Fair.

QNHN would like to congratulate the following area youth for their amazing accomplishments at the Missouri State Fair Livestock Competitions.