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City urges caution with Water Service Line solicitation

New Haven, Mo - New Haven city officials are advising residents that the City has no affiliation with a company that is offering water service line insurance to city residents.

City Hall staff has received numerous calls this week regarding a solicitation mailed recently to city residents.

Sherriff Toelke responds to concerned citizens and use of fireworks

Franklin County Mo. - Sherriff Gary Toelke released the following statement in response to the large number of phone calls from concerned citizens and people shooting off fireworks.

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office has been receiving calls from concerned citizens related to the dry weather conditions and the 4th of July holiday.

BREAKING NEWS: Mercy and Patients First Complete Merger

Mercy and Patients First officials signed the closing documents June 28 in the boardroom at the former Patients First building. Pictured seated from left are Dr. David Chalk, president of the new division of Mercy Clinic, and Donn Sorensen, president of Mercy’s east Missouri region. Standing are Kevin Goodwin, chief operating officer for the new division of Mercy Clinic, and Terri McLain, president of Mercy Hospital Washington.

WASHINGTON, Mo. – This morning Mercy offically announced the merger of Mercy and Patients First Health Care.

Missouri DNR Drought Monitor update released today

As suspected, Franklin County is currently within the Moderate to Severe category intensity for drought.  The county has received less than two inches of rain in the last four weeks, contributing to inadequate moisture supply for crops and livestock.

Franklin County Fair Queen Contestants gearing up for fair

The 2012 Franklin County Fair will be held next week, July 5-8 at the fairgrounds in Union, Mo. 

The entertainment line-up will begin Thursday evening with something for everyone, including the Miss Franklin County Fair Queen Contest, Pedal Tractor Pull, Pig Scramble, the Antique Tractor Pull, and Fireworks.

City to strictly enforce temporary "no burn" order

New Haven, Mo. – A temporary ban on recreational burning has been issued by order of the City of New Haven Fire Marshal.

According to the “no burn order” released by city officials earlier this afternoon, “…a temporary ban on recreational burning and all other forms of open burning in the City of New Haven goes into effect immediately, June 27 and will remain in force until further notice."

MDC says use extreme caution shooting fireworks with the excessively dry conditions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds people to be extremely careful with fireworks during this time of very dry conditions and lack of rain.

MDC also urges campers and others in the outdoors to follow the precautions below to protect lives, property and Missouri’s precious forests, fish and wildlife.

Resolution Presented to Outgoing ECC

Members of the East Central College board of trustees presented Dr. Ed Jackson, retiring president, with a resolution at his final board meeting June 18.  Shown, left to right, Don Kappelmann, Ann Hartley, Jim Perry, President Jackson, Prudence Fink Johnson, Charlie Betz and Tom Dill.  Jackson retires June 30 after 46 years in higher education; the past seven at ECC.

Franklin County Fair Queen Contestants to appear on Show-Me-St. Louis today

Photo from the 2012 Memorial Day Parade.

The 2012 Franklin County Fair Queen Contestants and the 2011 Queen Katie O'Rear will be appearing on Show-Me-St. Louis today during their annual trip to St. Louis.

Ryan and Steph announce birth of first child

Ryan and Stephanie Steinhoff are happy to announce the birth of their first child.

Brayden David Steinhoff-Kababie was born on May 31, 2012 at 4:30 p.m., weighing 6 lbs. 11oz.

Seitter named to Maryville Dean's list - Pursuing Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Photo taken during 2011 New Haven Youth Fair Queen Contest.

Hannah Seitter is the daughter of Bryan and Kristin Seitter.  Hannah is a 2011 graduate from Washington High School.

EMAIL SCAM ALERT: Local residents receive email scams

New Haven, Mo - Friday afternoon we spoke with Assistant Police Chief, Dan Terry, regarding an email he had received.  In the email the sender was requesting his user name and password to confirm his email account.

Below is a copy of the email Terry received.


New Haven alumnus debuts novel

Local journalist and author Laura Miller (Brandt) recently debuted her young adult novel entitled Butterfly Weeds.

Local distillery wins gold in San Francisco Spirits Competition

New Haven, Mo - Pinckney Bend Distillery in New Haven, Mo. was awarded a Gold Medal at the prestigious San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its American Gin.  The competition included more than 1200 entrants from 62 countries.

Sadler wins New Haven Lumber $1000 shopping spree

Pictured left to right: Justin Sadler and store manager, Ernie Swoboda.

New Haven, Mo - Justin Sadler of New Haven, Mo. was chosen as the winner of New Haven Lumber's $1000 Spring Shopping Give-a-way.

Evenflo highchair recalled due to fall hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

City of New Haven emergency siren - Just a test

New Haven, Mo - At 1 p.m. this afternoon the EMA Director conducted their routine monthly test of the Emergency Alert Siren.

As a reminder in the event of severe weather, depending on the severity  there are two different types of sirens you will hear.

Gov. Nixon, GM leaders break ground on company's new plant addition in Wentzville

WENTZVILLE, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon joined representatives of General Motors, leaders from the United Auto Workers, workers from GM's Wentzville Assembly Plant, and local officials in the official groundbreaking of the auto giant's new expansion, part of a historic $380 million expansion that is creating 1,660 new local auto manufacturing jobs.

April Brandt graduates from Mizzou

New Haven Alumnus April Brandt recently graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master’s Degree in Accountancy.

New Haven City Pool opening with free swim

The New Haven Pool will open for the summer this Saturday with a free swim for the general public.

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