Freshman Volleyball Goes Undefeated To Win Union Tournament

Pictured left to right: (back row) Emma Engelbrecht, Lauren Gerlemann, Kate Ruediger and Mackenzie Bauer (front row) LeeAnna Linton, Sharon Brewster, and Lydia Pataky. (Photo courtesy of Pam Ruediger.)

UNION, Mo. - New Haven’s Freshman Volleyball team entered Saturday’s Union 9th Grade Tournament following a thrilling three set win over Borgia (25-17, 18-25, 28-26) earlier in the week on Monday.

The Shamrocks began Saturday’s tournament, winning their pool by knocking off Pacific (25-12, 25-14) and Christian Academy (25-10, 25-13), giving them the number one seed as they advanced into bracket play.

New Sermon Series At St. Peter’s UCC Titled Charting A Course For Change

By Pastor David Poe

--Have you given up on yourself? Are you fighting just to keep your head above water?

God wants you to know that change is always possible. It’s never too late to come back to God and begin living life to the fullest.

Come and learn the tools necessary for charting a course for change in your life and start celebrating God’s victories in your life.

Sermon Series: Charting a Course for Change

Lady Shamrocks To Play In New Haven Round Robin Volleyball Tournament Championship Game

UPDATED: 7:10 p.m.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The Lady Shamrocks began today’s 27th Annual New Haven Round Robin Volleyball Tournament by taking both sets in their first game against Belle (25-19, 25-10).

In their second game New Haven slipped passed last year’s tournament champions the Winfield Warriors (27-25, 25-17).

With their win over Winfield, New Haven will play in this afternoon’s championship game scheduled for 4 p.m. regardless of the outcome of their final game agains Bowling Green.

Get Ready For The 25th Annual New Haven Hot Air Balloon Race And Glow

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company of New Haven will host its 25th annual balloon race on Saturday, Sept. 27 at the New Haven City Park at 1 p.m, featuring over 20 hot air balloons from across the Midwest.

The race is a hare and hound race, which means that the hare balloon takes flight first and marks an "X” where it lands. The hound balloons follow and try to drop a bean bag onto the X.  The balloon that drops closest to the mark wins the race.

Norma Lee Lloyd (November 22, 1930 - September 18, 2014)

Norma Lee Lloyd of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, Washington. She had reached the age of 83 years 9 months and 27 days.

Mrs. Lloyd was born in Owensville, Missouri on November 22, 1930, the daughter of the late E.C. and Viola (Meyer) Brinkmann.

On July 26, 1961 she was united in marriage to the late Robert H. "Bob" Lloyd at St. Paul U.C.C. in Hermann. Robert preceded her in death on January 15, 2005.

Norma had her nursing home and administrators license & real estate license. She and her husband Bob established Frene Valley Healthcare System 60 years ago and owned & operated Frene Valley Heath Center & Frene Valley G & R Center both in Hermann. In 1994 they opened Frene Valley Healthcare South in Owensville.

Discover Nature With Elk Driving Tours

Self-guided driving tours at Peck Ranch and Current River CAs offer great opportunities to see wild elk in Missouri's Ozarks. (photo courtesy of MDC)

This year’s offerings include routes on Current River and Peck Ranch conservation areas.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An additional route will make it easier than ever to see Missouri’s wild elk this year, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The Conservation Department began encouraging Missourians to view elk along designated internal roads at Peck Ranch Conservation Area (CA) shortly after bringing the first wild elk to Missouri in 2011.  The self-guided driving tour has become a popular tourist attraction, especially in October, when bull elk are bugling as part of their mating ritual.

Melvin Edward Holtgrewe (September 25, 1921 - September 16, 2014)

Melvin Edward Holtgrewe, 92, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at Mercy Hospital, Washington, Missouri.

Mr. Holtgrewe was born in New Haven, Missouri on September 25, 1921, the son of the late Herman G. and Dora I. (Thielke) Holtgrewe.

He was the husband of Selma E. (Von Behren) Holtgrewe. They were married November 3, 1946 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, MO. Selma survives in New Haven.

Gov. Nixon Applauds GM On Announcement Of A Third Shift And 750 New Jobs At Wentzville Assembly Plant

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Gov. Jay Nixon Tuesday applauded the working men and women at the General Motors Assembly Plant in Wentzville on the announcement that GM will add a third shift at its Wentzville location, creating an estimated 750 new jobs.

“Four years ago we came together to pass historic, bipartisan legislation aimed at revitalizing the automotive industry in Missouri,” Gov. Nixon said. “Thanks to these efforts and our outstanding skilled workforce, the Show-Me State is now at the forefront of America’s automotive comeback. Today’s announcement by GM that it is expanding its workforce again by creating 750 new jobs is another victory for Missouri workers and our economy.”

Local Family Selected As State Fair Farm Family For Franklin County

Pictured receiving their award are Jennifer, Hanna, Mathilda, Marcella (in front), Madeline, Velma and Mark Eckstein. Presenters include (from left to right) Dr. Jack Magruder, Chair, Missouri State Fair Commission; Dr. Marc Linit, Senior Associate Dean, Research and Extension, University of Missouri; Barbara Hayden, Missouri State Fair Commission; Richard Fordyce, Director, Missouri Department of Agriculture; Blake Hurst, President, Missouri Farm Bureau; Ted Sheppard, Missouri State Fair Commission.

BEAUFORT, MO ― The Mark and Jennifer Eckstein family, of Beaufort, Mo. represented Franklin County during the Missouri State Fair’s Farm Family Day in Sedalia. They were selected by the Franklin County University of Missouri Extension Council and Franklin County Farm Bureau.

New Haven Care Center Wins Spirit Award At The Golden Age Games

Pictured on the residents and staff members from the New Haven Care Center who attended this year's Gold Age Games. (Photo courtesy of Emily Burkett)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Last Tuesday residents and nurses from the New Haven Care Center competed in the Annual Golden Age Games at Queeny Park.

To kickoff the Gold Age Games, each year all the nursing homes perform a skit that is related to the theme of this year’s games, which was ALOHA.  The nursing home with the best performance is then awarded the Spirit Award.

Gloria J. Nixon (October 24, 1934 - September 12, 2014)

Gloria J. Nixon, 79, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 at New Haven Care Center.

Mrs. Nixon was born in Edgemont, Illinois on October 24, 1934, the daughter of the late George and Alberta "Helen" (Rieff) Williams.

She was the widow of William "Bill" Nixon. They were married December 4, 1954 at East St. Louis, Illinois. Bill preceded her in death on April 17, 1998.

Gloria is survived by two daughters, Diane Callant of St. Louis and Dedra Lensing & husband Mark of New Haven, a sister Joan Sackmann of Belleville, Illinois and by four grandchildren, Amber Lauren Palazzolo & husband John, Cole William Lensing, Hunter Ian Lensing and Brayden Zane Lensing.