Archive - Aug 2012

August 12th

Deepening drought affects forests, fish, wildlife

MDC is working with partners to address drought effects on citizens, forest, fish and wildlife.

Jim Low, JEFFERSON CITY– Everything from trees to fish are feeling the pinch of heat and drought, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is tracking the effects of extreme summer weather and doing what it can to help people and nature.

August 11th

Franklin County First Responders 5K Foot Pursuit

OBITUARY: Leslie: June W. Tourville (September 3, 1923 - August 11, 2012)

June W. Tourville, 88, of Leslie, MO passed away Sat., August 11, 2012.

Mitt Romney announces Paul Ryan as VP Running Mate

Official House of Representatives Photo

Boston, MA
- Mitt Romney today announced Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate.

Alzheimer's Fundraiser city park - Screwball Tournament and BBQ

August 10th

Quick News to be at State Fair for behind the scenes tour

Reporting local, state, national, and global information, Quick News is your one stop site for the best news coverage.

This Sunday, Quick News will be traveling to the Missouri State Fair to give our readers a behind the scenes look at this massive production.

Screwballs helping New Haven Care Center raise money in the battle against Alzheimer’s

Having fun and raising money for a great cause.

New Haven, Mo.  - When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, the effects on the family can be overwhelming. The reality that someone you love has such a devastating illness can be difficult on his or her loved ones.

The New Haven Care Center is hosting a Screwball Tournament this weekend to raise money in helping to find a cure.

Leslie woman receives 1st Runner Up and awards at Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant

Trina Stumpe, the 19 year old daughter of Kevin and Barb Stumpe of Leslie represented the Meramec Community Fair at the Miss Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant today. 

New York Times Best-selling Author Comes to Hermann to Present Free to the Public

Hermann, Mo. - New York Times best-selling author and renowned public speaker, David Finch, will be speaking at the Hermann High School Auditorium on Wed., Aug, 15 at 6:30 p.m. on understanding and educating students with Asperger's syndrome and attention deficit disorder and is free to anyone who would like to attend.

Finch is the author of Oh You Needed Me to Pay Attention? Classroom Perspective from a Twice Exceptional and Deceptively Remarkable Student and the New York Times best-seller and will share his personal life story in an enlightening presentation.

Report: Missouri slipping further into drought despite recent rainfall

Officially at QuickNews we recorded four tenths of rain from Saturday’s storms and additional ½ inch Wed. night.

SEDALIA, Mo. — A new federal report shows the state slipping further into drought.

The latest National Drought Monitor, updated weekly, shows 93 percent of Missouri in the most severe category of drought.

American Family Life Insurance list of Ward’s 50 top-performing fifth consecutive year

Madison, Wis – For the fifth consecutive year, American Family Life Insurance Company (AFLIC) is on the list of 50 top-performing life-health insurance companies as selected by consulting firm Ward Group.

August 9th

Washington Town and Country Tractor Pull starts new tradition - The Tractor Shootout

Lester Holdmeyer (left) presents a check to the winner of the first ever "Tractor Shootout" Brandon Hart 

Story you will only read on QNHN.
Washington, Mo.
– The Washington Town and Country Pro-Stock Tractor Pull is one of the premiers in the state, attracting pullers from all corners of Missouri and neighboring states.

State fair opens in Sedalia

Missouri News Horizon
— Joined by Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri gathered in Sedalia on Thursday to open the 110th Missouri State Fair.

Nixon said this year, during one of the worst droughts in decades, the fair is an important way to showcase the “perseverance” of the state’s agriculture community.

OBITUARY: Union: June Ella Toelke (June 7, 1929 - August 8, 2012)

June Ella Toelke, 83, of Union passed away Wed., Aug. 8, 2012.

Mrs. Toelke is survived by her husband, Frank Toelke; two sons, Gary Toelke and wife Sandra of Union, and Greg Toelke and wife Dawn of Union.

Two local ladies to compete for title of Miss Missouri State Fair

Pictured left is Aholt, right is Stumpe. 

Cassandra Jo Aholt, Union, and Trina Stumpe, Leslie have travelled to Sedalia to compete in the Miss Missouri State Fair Queen Pageant today and tomorrow.

Celebrate milestone years with MDC at Missouri State Fair

Rebecca Maples, JEFFERSON CITY, Mo -- It will be a year of anniversaries at the 2012 Missouri State Fair.

An Administration-Wide Response to the Drought

President Barack Obama meets with the White House Rural Council to discuss ongoing efforts in response to the drought, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Aug. 7, 2012. Among those attending with the President were, from left, Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Karen Mills, Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Washington D.C. -
Throughout much of the country, communities are struggling with one of the worst droughts to strike the U.S. in decades. The lack of rain and high temperatures have done considerable damage to crops -- particularly those in the Midwest.

August 8th

BREAKING NEWS: 1 year old boy found - Police have one in custody

A one-year-old has been returned to his family Wednesday night after being abducted from their home earlier in the day.

Just before 9:30 p.m., County police reported the one-year-old boy, identified as Carmon Cross, had been returned to the family, and was being taken to an area hospital for a wellness check.

It's not clear what time the abduction occurred, but authorities say it could have been as early as 11 a.m.; though police did not receive information about the kidnapping until the evening. County police began working the case around 7 p.m..

Our favorite moments of the 2012 Washington Town and Country Fair - All photos

This little guy was determined to stay cool during the warm afternoon temperatures.

Washington, Mo. – The Washington Town and Country Fair is so large it makes it impossible for us to cover every event going on. However, we would like to share some of our favorite moments.

DNR to hold public awareness session on proposed Utility Waste Landfill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will hold a public awareness session Aug. 14 on the permitting process for a proposed utility waste landfill in St. Louis County.