December 3rd, 2012

JV Girls games added - Revised Freshmen Boys and Girls Basketball Schedule

First please note that Thursday’s girls game at South Callaway will be varsity only.  Game time remains at 6 p.m.

We’ve had numerous cancellations on our 9th grade schedules due to other schools not having enough kids to field three teams.

At the same time, we have a lot of freshmen boys and girls playing basketball this year, most of which will not get a chance to compete at the JV level.

Therefore, the 9th grade schedules have been completely “re-worked” in an effort to find more games for both our girls and boys.

December 3rd

BREAKING NEWS: Union High School students evacuated after possible threat was discovered

Photo by Kyle Quick

Union, Mo. – Monday morning at approximately 10:30 a.m., students at Union High School were evacuated after school officials discovered graffiti and vandalism that indicated a possible threat towards the students and faculty.

Union School District Superintendent Steve Bryant told Quick News, “The graffiti and vandalism is what tipped us off.  We have a good protocol in place that we follow when these types of things happen.  We always try to err on the side of safety, at the same we look at how credible the possible threat might be.”

BREAKING NEWS: Fire inside Union McDonalds- Close to being catastrophic

Photo by Kyle Quick
Union Firefighters make entry from the southwest entrance into McDonalds.

Updated: 12:56 p.m. - Complete story

Union, Mo. – Monday morning’s fire inside of McDonalds located at the intersection of Highway 50 and Highway 47 in Union could have easily been much worse if not for Union Firefighters' quick response.

December 2nd

Christmas house tour began and ended with live entertainment

Pictured: Boeuf Lutheran Junior Bell Choir

New Havne, Mo. - The 25th Annual Candlelight Christmas House Tour began and ended with live musical entertainment.  The New Haven Community Singers, under the direction of Sandy Engelbrecht and Leigh Tenkku and accompanied by Elaine Pehle kicked off the 2012 Christmas House tour with a performance at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ.

Santa is coming to the Walt

Santa is “making a list and checking it twice” to make sure he sees lots of boys and girls at the Walt Theatre on December 8, 2012.   The doors open at 12:30 p.m.

The film “An Elf’s Story” will be shown at 1:00 p.m.  Santa will visit with all the children after the film.  Free photographs will be taken of the children by Tony Carosella

For the past five years the New Haven Preservation Society has sponsored this time-honored tradition of “Santa at the Walt” in Downtown New Haven.

Madden hits game winner in a come from behind win over Clopton 57-55

Montgomery County, Mo. – Saturday night’s third place game kept fans on the edge of their seats for 32 minutes of heart pounding action.  Fans saw New Haven and Clopton tied seven different times and five lead changes, four coming in the final six minutes of regulation.  The game ended up being decided in the final 18 seconds.

Former SLU Basketball Coach Rick Majerus dies at age 64

Rick Majerus
Courtesy: Saint Louis Athletics
Release: 12/01/2012

ST. LOUIS - Saint Louis University mourns the loss of former head men's basketball coach Rick Majerus, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 1.

"On behalf of the entire Saint Louis University community, I wish to extend our deepest sympathies and our prayers to Rick's family and friends during this very difficult time," said University President Lawrence Biondi, S.J.

New Haven Police Department Cracking Down On Impaired Drivers Dec. 6-13 - Drink and Drive you will lose

New Haven, Mo. - The New Haven Police Department will be participating in the 2012 Holiday DWI Enforcement Campaign to stop people from driving impaired during this Holiday season.

Enforcement efforts will be increased December 10-16 and will focus on reducing deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.

December 1st

Lady Shamrocks bring home two consolation trophies

Friday night New Haven outlasted Clopton to win consolation in the Montgomery County Tournament and Saturday morning the junior varsity followed up with a win over North Callaway for consolation in the Hermann JV Girls Tournament.

Montgomery County, Mo - Rachel Steinhoff led all scores with 17 points and was perfect from the free-throw line hitting seven out of seven helping the Lady Shamrocks to a 39-29 win over Clopton.

OBITUARY: Union: Allen Lueker (January 30, 1940 - November 30, 2012)

Allen Lueker, 72, of Union, passed away Fri., Nov. 30, 2012.

Mr. Lueker is survived by his wife, Betty Lueker, nee Dreinhoefer.

Ornaments for Officers

By Kyle Quick

If you remember in 2008, Sergeant William Biggs and Officer Thomas Ballman were both shot and killed when a suspect opened fire at a Kirkwood City Council Meeting.  Not only did the Kirkwood Police Department lose a 20-year veteran, Bill Biggs, his family lost a husband and dad. 

Conservation Officials work with hunters to monitor hemorrhagic disease

This deer, photographed by a Conservation Officer, Brian Humphrey, shows the classic signs of hemorrhagic disease. The symptoms include bulging eyes, foaming mouth, swollen lymph nodes and sloughing of hair on her back.  Photo courtesy of South Dakota GF&P/Yankton Press

– Conservation officials say they don’t plan immediate measures to compensate for deer losses to hemorrhagic diseases, but they will look carefully at harvest information, reports of sick deer and hunter surveys when considering future hunting regulations.

November 30th

Out with the old in with the new - Elementary gym gets a new face lift

Backboard says good by to where it has sat since 1984.
Photos and article by Kyle Quick

New Haven has always been a one-of-a-kind town with a special community. New Haven’s community, which extends beyond the city limits, has always supported their school district, especially locally owned businesses.

There were many historical events that took place in 1984, the same year the Elementary Gym was built, such as Boston College’s Quarterback Doug Flutie winning the Heisman Trophy, Michael Jordan of North Carolina received the Jon R. Wooden Award, and two rounded top basketball goals were installed in the newly built gym at New Haven's Elementary.

Sheldon Richardson will bypass senior year to enter 2013 NFL Draft

MU Football profile photo courtesy of Mizzou Athletics.
– Mizzou Athletics just announced that University of Missouri junior defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has decided to forego his final year of collegiate eligibility, and will make himself available for the 2013 NFL Draft, to be held April 25-27.

Richardson had a breakout season for the Tigers in 2012, as he led all Southeastern Conference defensive tackles, and ranked second on the MU team overall, with 75 tackles.

Deputy’s heroic effort leads to arrest of car thief after two weeks of investigation

Grey Summit, Mo. - Franklin County Deputies and Pacific Police have been working together over the past two weeks investigating the numerous auto thefts that have taken place within the area.  Through a collective effort by both departments they were able tie all robberies to one suspect.

Several attempts had been made to stop and arrest the subject and each time led to a pursuit, at times exceeding 100 MPH.  These pursuits were discontinued due to safety concerns.  There was currently a warrant for the subject’s arrest for felony probation violation, $75,000.00 bond.

New Suicide Prevention Training Program - Partners in Prevention

Jerett Rion, COLUMBIA, Mo. – Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in Missouri; more Missourians die by suicide than by DWI or homicide.

To help combat this issue, officials from Partners in Prevention, a statewide coalition of Missouri universities headquartered at the University of Missouri, will make a suicide prevention program, known as “Missouri Ask Listen Refer,” available to anyone throughout the state.

November 29th

New Haven vs Mexico Game Updates

Montgomery County, Mo. – New Haven will face Clopton on Saturday night in the third place game at 6 p.m. after Mexico was more than the Shamrocks could handle winning 59-28,  advancing into the championship game Saturday night against Fulton.

Sneak peek inside one home on Sundays House Tour

Sneak peak inside the home of Brad and Lauren Zobrist, which promises to be a unique design, combing both modern and traditional Christmas decorations. 
By Kyle Quick:

--Over the last month Tori and Jessica Panhorst, Mark and Ellen Zobrist, Ervin and Betty Niewald, and Brad and Lauren Zobrist have spent countless hours decorating their homes in preparation for the Annual Christmas House Tour.

BREAKING NEWS: Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in Dearborn, MO - North of Kansas City Missouri

Missouri News Horizon
Dearborn, Mo. - We know where Missouri’s winning Powerball ticket was sold.

Missouri Lottery officials say the ticket was sold at a Trex Mart in the tiny town of Dearborn, Missouri, 35 miles north of Kansas City.

Sullivan man seriously injured in crash north of Beaufort

Photo courtesy Jennifer Guerrant.
Beaufort, Mo -
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reporting that Travis S. Dunakey, 42, of Sullivan, Mo. was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash this morning around 5:00 a.m., approximately 5 miles north of Beaufort.