Archive - 2012

October 24th

AMBER ALERT CANCELED: Abigail found safe and suspect in custody

UPDATED: 2:10 p.m. The suspect and child were located moments ago  in Butler County.  Officials are reporting that Abigail Bertholf is "safe" and suspect has been apprehended.

MDC offers landowners in CWD area special seals to thin deer numbers‏

Photo of deer with CWD,

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- At its Oct. 19 meeting in Springfield, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved issuing special no-cost “CWD Management Seals” to landowners in the core area where Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) has been detected in Linn and Macon counties.

October 23rd

MO: Jobless numbers down, but which figure should you cite?

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
— Unemployment figures in Missouri and the nation are either greatly improving or terribly misleading, depending on whom you believe.

Missouri State Parks hosts open house this weekend at Meramec State Park‏ in Sullivan

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The public is invited to an open house Oct. 28 at Meramec State Park near Sullivan. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the visitor center. Refreshments will be served.

Governor Jay Nixon presents agricultural achievement award to Scheer Dairy Farm

Photos by Kyle Quick
Gov. Nixon presents Rick Scheer The Agricultural Achievement Award

New Haven, Mo. – Tuesday morning, Governor Jay Nixon recognized Rick Scheer and the Scheer Family Dairy Farm with the Governor’s Award for Agricultural Achievement, which honors outstanding farmers, growers, and processors for their work with agricultural commodities and their communities.

Missouri leads the nation in meth busts

Missouri News Horizon
The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that Missouri law enforcement reported 1,250 meth incidents in the first half of the year.

Governor Jay Nixon visits Scheer Dairy Farm

Rick Scheer (right) explains to Gov. Nixon the process involved and how the “robotic milkers” function.

News Brief: Earlier this morning Governor Jay Nixon presented Rich Scheer “The Governor’s Award for Agricultural Achievement” for their use of innovative technology to help Missouri’s economic future in the dairy farm business.

October 22nd

Shamrocks cruise through Crystal City in two sets

Emily Kallmeyer records one of her game high 10 kills in New Haven's win over Crystal City.

Bismarck, Mo. – Monday night New Haven was able to overcome a slow start in the first set, cruising to an easy win over Crystal City in two sets. (25-21, 25-14)

University sends out photo of LSU's Painted Posse removes cross from original photo

Notice the cross in the upper left corner of their chest.  Below see the photo LSU placed on their site after photoshoping the image, removing the crosses.

--According to a group of Louisiana State University football fans whose admiration for the Tigers is second only to their love for Jesus is outraged after the school digitally erased the tiny crosses they painted on their bare upper chests at a recent football game.

The Painted Posse are some of the biggest celebrities on LSU’s campus, but at the end of the day, the purpose of the Painted Posse goes beyond school spirit.

Winter will be Mild, but Drought’s Effects will Persist

COLUMBIA, Mo. — While some rain has hit the parched earth, the central United States is still suffering from the severe drought this past summer.



Schedule Your Mammogram today at Hermann Area District Hospital

October 21st

The Best of Oktoberfest 2012

By Kyle Quick
Hermann, Mo.
– You never know what you will see at Oktoberfest especially in Hermann, Mo.  We ran into some interesting people who defiantly were having a good time.

In fact we had a couple spontaneously get married.  Well they didn’t actually get married but it was funny to watch.  Hope you enjoy the show!

October 20th

Oktoberfest 2012 - The experienced and amateur wine drinkers

The experienced wine drinkers.

Hermann, Mo – Oktoberfest is a time of year when friends come together at one of the dozen winners around the area for a relaxing afternoon of wine and fellowship, while others use Oktoberfest as a reason to party hard.

You have two kinds of wine drinkers, the experienced and the amateurs.

Fleece Hoodie and T-Shirt Sets Recalled Due to Violation of Lead Paint Standard; Sold Exclusively at Target

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Happy 40th Birthday


Happy 40th Birthday Tracy.

October 19th

Despite Obama statements, Planned Parenthood doesn’t give mammograms

By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog

ST. LOUIS — President Barack Obama said in Tuesday night’s debate that women depend on Planned Parenthood for mammograms, but the organization does not offer such services in Missouri or nationally.

Instead, the largely federally funded group that focuses on women’s health care offers initial screenings and refers women to other providers who perform mammograms.

Catching a dream, the hunt of a lifetime

Patricia Noelke, 15, of New Haven has loved to hunt and fish her entire life.  Just like many girls her age from our rural area, Patricia has actively participated in these sports since she was seven years old.  However, unlike her peers, she has had to cope with congenital disorders, Spina Bifida and Hydrocepalus, her entire life and has no movement in her lower extremities. 

Peacut questionable after suffering shoulder injury in three set loss to Union

Rachel Horstmann (right) enters the game for Kelsey Peacut (#2) after injuring her left shoulder early in the third set.

Union, Mo. – After coming off a two set win over Linn on Monday the Lady Shamrocks traveled to Union looking for their fourth straight win and momentum as they begin their postseason on Monday at Bismark.

October 18th

McCaskill, Akin trade jabs in final debate

Sen. Claire McCaskill and rival Todd Akin faced off in their second and final debate Thursday evening in Clayton, Mo.

Missouri News Horizon
CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill was on the offensive Thursday night during her final debate with her Republican rival, Todd Akin.

At Clayton High School, less than three weeks from election day, McCaskill took issue with dozens of Akin’s previous votes – some of which dealing with raising his own pay, others dealing with opposing federal funds for school lunches – all as she attempts to define Akin to Missouri voters as too “extreme.”

Generous businesses and individuals make Claire's wish come true

Julie Strubberg demonstrates how the Amtrke works

By Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo. - Claire Scheer, daughter of Rick and Cindy Scheer, was diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome shortly after birth.  Aicardi manifests through impaired mobility, low muscle tone, visual and sensory disturbances, and seizure disorders.