Archive - Sep 2012

September 30th

QUICK THOUGHT: Two pieces of junk built into one powerful generator and the misperception of city employees

New Haven, Mo. – New Haven’s Public Work’s employees do much more than the overall perception most people have.  Recently a new generator was installed at Well #4 located on Douglas Street.  Aside from improving the city’s infrastructure in the event of a power outage it’s the amount of work and thousands of dollars that were saved.

New Haven folds in third place match to Pacific – A look ahead leading up to districts

Sophomore Katie Peirick got hops, recording one of her eight kills against Pacific.

Hermann, Mo. – Coming off a two set loss to Borgia in the semifinals of the Hermann Volleyball Tournament, the Lady Shamrocks faced the Lady Indians in the third place match in Thursday’s tournament finals.

Lewis and Clark Expedition to stop in New Haven this weekend

By: Alan Bell
New Haven, Mo. - The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles is re-enacting the return of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (Corps of Discovery) by traveling by long boat from Omaha, Nebraska to St. Charles.

New Haven gears up for districts with win over Montgomery County

Pictured left to right, back row: Garrett Schoenfeld, Carlie Steinbeck, Brooke Kluba, Katie McKernan, Drew Schwentker, Kierstin Monzyk, Madison Doyle, Karissa Durbin, Meagan Ley, front row: Cortanie Gale, Victoria Bowers, Blair Bowers, Tenille Duessler, Lindsey Nixon, and Stephanie Scheer.

--The Lady Shamrocks upended Montgomery County 10-3 to end a 13 game losing streak on Thursday.

New Haven scored three runs in the third and fourth innings and added three more in the fifth giving them a 9-3 lead.

Retiring During Economic Booms Could Cause Financial Hardships for Retirees

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— The recent economic downturn and volatile financial markets have drastically reduced the retirement accounts of many current and future retirees.

For the last time

Pictured left to right: Katie McKernan, Drew Schwentker, and Kierstin Monzyk
Photo by Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. – Tuesday night Kierstin Monzyk and Katie McKernan played their last home game.  It is always a bitter sweet moment knowing you will never again dawn the green and white before stepping onto Lions Field, which has been their home for the past four years.

September 29th

Cross Country team has good performance at Warrenton

Pictured Zach Grater
Photos courtesy John Tucker
Warrenton, Mo.
– New Haven’s Cross Country team had another great performance on Friday at the Warrenton Intentional.

Our country was built on Christianity...Has that been forgotten

By Shari Panhorst

This is in reference to the "MEDIA IS TOO BIASED"  letter printed last week in the Missourian.

I couldn't agree more that the media is WAY too biased, from all the local news channels to talk shows and late night comedians.  However I feel that the author is quite confused on which way they are biased.

Quarantine Expanded to Protect Missouri’s Trees from Invasive Emerald Ash Borer‏

Photo courtesy MU

– Following this summer’s findings of the invasive Emerald Ash Borer in Platte, Madison and Reynolds counties, Missouri’s quarantine regulating the movement of many ash wood products has been expanded. 


September 28th

UPDATE: Abducted 3-week-old found alive, mother arrested

The abducted 3-week-old baby girl from Illinois, who was kidnapped in front of a post office, was found alive in a ditch on a rural gravel road Thursday night, authorities said.

Ocheskey family makes donation to New Haven Park Board

Pictured left to right: Stephanie, Julie, & Kimberly Scheer, Kyle Quick, Claire & Mathew Laune

New Haven, Mo.
– When David Ocheskey lost his battle with cancer on April 23, 2011, people were given the choice of making a donation to The Ty Quick Athletic Memorial Scholarship fund and/or the athletic Department at New Haven High School in his memory.

September birthdays and anniversaries at the Hermann Community Center

Pictured left to right:  Harold Scheidgger (82), Louis Speckhals (81), Melva Sheldon 17th anniversary and Charmaine Klott 59th anniversary.

Everyone celebrated with cake and ice cream.  Hermann Florist gives flowers and HADH Auxiliary provides the cake.

Local Collection Sites for Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

With public participation at an all-time high after four prior events in two years, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and its national, tribal, and community partners will hold a fifth National Prescription Drug Take Back Day at thousands of sites across America on Saturday the 29th.

Agencies Partner to Plant Thousands of Trees

JEFFERSON CITY - On a recent sunny morning, Pioneer Trail Elementary School students pushed dirt around a newly-planted redbud tree that will bloom and provide shade for years to come.

September 27th

Hermann Volleyball Tournament Updates

Hermann, Mo
. - Borgia made quick work of New Haven in Thursday's semifinal match, taking both sets. (25-9, 25-14).

New Haven went on to take on Pacific after they were run over by Hermann, 25-12, 25-7, putting Pacific in the third place game and Hermann to play Borgia for the championship.

Fire crews battle house fire in Berger - Additional fire departments respond to assist

Damage sustained in the kitchen area.

Berger, Mo. – New Haven/Berger Fire responded Thursday afternoon at 2:20 p.m. for a first alarm house fire.  When crews arrived on scene there was smoke rolling out of a window in the front of the house, which was also the location of the kitchen.

2012’s most experienced voter may be Grandma Eva

Eva Reeder: Ready for her 19th presidential election.

By Scott Reeder |
SPRINGFIELD, IL – You’re not likely to find a more experienced voter in this year’s election than my grandmother.

At age 102, she has lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, 18 presidents and seen more Illinois politicians indicted than Bayer has aspirin.

BREAKING NEWS: Knee injury forces Bendigo Bank Spirit to send Scheer back to the states

By Travis King-Bendigo Advertiser
Quick News file photo

The Bendigo Bank Spirit may recruit a tall Australian basketballer on a short-term contract while it searches for an import to replace Kathleen Scheer.

Spirit coach Bernie Harrower sent Scheer home to the USA after it became clear at the weekend the 23-year-old’s injured left knee wouldn’t stand up to a WNBL season.

September 26th

Cross Country team continues making big strides

Pictured left to right: Dominick Pataky, Seth Schenck, Zach Grater, and Clara Roth all medal at the Vienna Invitational.
Photos courtesy of John Tucker

New Haven, Mo. – New Haven’s Cross Country team has silently been leaving everyone in their tracks and is continuously getting better.

This past weekend, the boy’s team ran in the 50th Annual Hancock Cross Country Invitational at Jefferson Barracks, which is one of the largest and most premier meets across the state.

News Consumption of Political Stories Not Enough to Retain Political Knowledge‏

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­—A strong democracy depends on smart voters who choose their leaders based on their knowledge of important political issues. One of the ways that Americans learn about politics is by following the news.

Now, researchers from the University of Missouri School of Journalism have found that simply following the news is not enough.