November 18th, 2012

Boy Scouts annual community "Scouting for Food" project raises over 2200 items

New Haven, Mo. – Saturday morning Boy Scout Troop #453 joined thousands of troops across the United States “Scouting for Food”.

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for local food pantries, as they make sure families are able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal and have plenty of food during the winter months.

Thank You from Hunter's Ridge Berry Farm

November 17th

NHHS Student Council hosts Leadership Week

Pictured is Team Princesses, winners of the 2012 Leadership Week.
Photos by Kyle Quick

November 16th

Drastic rise in suicidal subjects poses extreme concern

--There have been four suicides in Franklin County over a course of seven weeks.  Three being students at St. Clair High School, with the most recent suicide on Thursday morning when a 43-year-old female took her life.

While the numbers of suicides have slightly increased, Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke told Quick News Friday morning, “The spike in suicidal subjects and/or attempts drastic increase poses even more concern.”

Opinion: No Laughing Matter, Legalize Marijuana Now

By John Payne

On Election Day, voters in Colorado and Washington legalized the adult use and distribution of cannabis (a.k.a. marijuana). These votes represent seismic shifts in the American public’s attitude towards the plant and likely portend the end of our 75 year failed prohibitionist policy.

However, some members of the media still found it difficult to take the issue seriously, with anchors joking about the munchies, a new meaning for Denver’s nickname as the mile high city, and states “going to pot.”

Villa Ridge 43-year-old commits suicide Thursday morning

Villa Ridge, Mo. – Thursday morning  at approximately 10:43 AM, Franklin County Deputies responded to the 5000 block of St. Louis Rock Road for report of an unresponsive female.

Attempts to resuscitate the victim by deputies and paramedics with Union EMS were unsuccessful.

Friday to do list: Work, Grocery Store, Buy Canned Goods, Place in Bag for Boy Scouts

Saturday morning local Boy Scouts will be scouring the streets, looking for blue bags filled with canned goods.  Make sure to have your bag outside by 9 a.m.

If each residence donated one item, only one, think about how many people New Haven could help.  Be a friend and remind your neighbors.

Let’s make this year a record-breaking year.

Recent Drought Causes Spike in Horse Infections in Missouri

­— The long summer drought in Missouri has ruined a large portion of this year’s crop harvest and a University of Missouri equine veterinarian says the negative effects of the dry weather can still be seen across the state.

New Haven Senior Center - An asset to the community

Ronald “Stub” McDonald (on right) was adamant about holding the basket of flowers.

New Haven, Mo. – The New Haven Senior Center has been a vital asset to the community for over 14 years, providing lunch, games, entertainment, and social interaction for senior citizens on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.

Thanks to the aspiration of three ladies and contributions from the community the Senior Center opened their doors in 1999, operating solely off of private donations.

November 15th

KC Star tags MU recruiting class top 20 in the country

Pictured is Frank Haith
Photo by Dave Martin of KC Star

By Eli Yokley:
Columbia, Mo. - “By the time 2 p.m. rolled around Wednesday, it was official -  Missouri men’s basketball coach Frank Haith had a three-man recruiting class ranked in the top 20 in the nation according to several scouting services.

Kaylin's Community Changers - Alana Foldi

By Kaylin Bade
Our first Community Changer is Alana Foldi.  Alana is the daughter of Joe and Angie Foldi of New Haven.  Alana was chosen as a Community Changer due to her love of animals, thoughtfulness, and selflessness at her last birthday.

NHHS FBLA celebrates American Enterprise Day

Pictured left to right: Secretary Hannah Kassebaum, Reporter Taylor Skouby, Treasurer Kelesy Peacut, and Vice President Clara Albers.  Not pictured is President Rachel Horstman who was ill and unable to attend.

New Haven, Mo. – Each year on Nov. 15 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapters across the United States host activates to promote American enterprise within their schools and communities.

Big bird flock passes over Missouri

File photo
Missouri News Horizon

--It was the dead of night…but the skies over middle and western Missouri were alive with at least hundreds of thousands large, noisy birds. The annual southern migration of Canada’s snow goose flock crossed over Missouri between dusk and dawn Sunday night and Monday morning.

Preschoolers’ Counting Abilities Relate to Future Math Performance

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Along with reciting the days of the week and the alphabet, adults often practice reciting numbers with young children. Now, new research from the University of Missouri suggests reciting numbers is not enough to prepare children for math success in elementary school.



November 14th

Youth Deer Hunt – Missouri’s next big buck hunters

Add Cody Groner to Missouri's next big buck hunters after he tagged a 9-point buck on opening day of deer season.

New Haven School District saves over $188,000 with bond refinance

New Haven School District Board President, Brenda Menke, signing the resolution documents.

Moments ago, at a regular meeting of the New Haven School District Board of Education, a refunding bond resolution was approved. 

It authorized the sale of $1,475,000 General Obligation Refunding Bonds with reoffered yields ranging from 0.40% to 1.90%, compared to the reoffered yields from 3.20% to 4.30% on the callable portion of the Series 2008 bonds used to additional classrooms at the elementary building and complete improvements at the District’s facilities. 

Small Businesses aggravated jump in minimum wage past few years – Missouri Chamber more concerned about 10-cent increase

Beginning Jan. 1 Missouri’s minimum wage will increase by 10 cents from $7.25 to $7.35. This comes out to a four dollar a week increase from $900 to $904 and a 200-dollar increase annually based on a 40-hour workweek.

The inflation adjustment was approved by voters in 2006, but has been opposed consistently by business groups like the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. Missouri is only one of 17 states with a minimum wage higher than the federal wage, which the Chamber said Wednesday puts it at a “competitive disadvantage” with surrounding states.

28th Annual Scouting For Food

Scouting for Food concludes this Saturday, Nov. 17, as more than 30,000 Scouts will conduct the largest single-day canned food drive in our community. It teaches the values of citizenship and service to our youth members and helps thousands of families in our region.

Winter Weather Awareness Day encourages families to prepare for winter storms

Emergency kits should be adjusted with cold temperatures, snow and ice in mind
JEFFERSON CITY – As cold temperatures return to Missouri, it is important that families begin to plan for the threat of severe winter storms and the dangers these storms can bring.

November 13th

OBITUARY: Rosebud: LaValle J. Menke (June 6, 1931 - November 13, 2012)

LaValle J. Menke, 81, of Rosebud, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Frene Valley Health Center South, Owensville, Missouri.

Mrs. Menke was born in Berger, Missouri on June 6, 1931, the daughter of the late Irvin J. and Evelyn M. (Willimann) Diederich.