Why? Making Sense of God's Will

By Pastor David Poe

Why does God allow tragedy and suffering to exist? Why are my prayers not answered? Why does God sometimes seem so distant and uninvolved?

Does God have my whole life planned out for me? Do my decisions make a difference? Why should I trust God, when nothing seems to make sense?

We all wrestle with these questions. When we go through tough times - or unexpected joy - it's natural to wonder how (or if) God''s will is at work in our world. Even people who are deeply committed to their faith struggle to answer and re-answer these perplexing questions.

Mrs. River Runs Up “Rocky Steps” - Seniors Off To Cardinals-Mets Game

Seniors decked out in Cardinal red, headed to watch tonight's Mets-Cardinals baseball game.
Photos by Josh Hoener and Rachel Steinhoff.

NEW YORK, Ny - The highlight of senior trip seems to have always been New York City.

Seniors began with a stop in Philadelphia where they checked out the Liberty Bell then followed Mrs. River as she ran up one the famous “Rocky Steps” that lead into the east entrance to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Borgholzhausen - New Haven City Partnership Celebrats 20 Year Anniversary

New Haven Mayer Pro-Tem Harold Ray(on right) and Borgholzhausen Burgermeister Klemens Keller unveil the monument as part of Saturday’s 20th Anniversary city partnership celebration.  Steve Bertrane donated nearly three months of his time, hand sculpting the monument.

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NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Saturday the New Haven German-American Club celebrated the 20th Anniversary of the New Haven-Borgholzhausen City Partnership. (Below you can watch Saturday afternoon’s ceremony.)

The day filled with celebratory events began along the riverfront in New Haven where a hand sculpted monument was unveiled, commemorating the 20th Anniversary “Hands Across the Sea” of New Haven’s city partnership with Borgholzhausen, Germany.

Goodbye Washington D.C. - Here We Come New York

WASHINGTON D.C. -  Tonight seniors spent their final night with dinner at the famous Chinese restaurant, the Peking Duck and tomorrow it is off to the “Big Apple”. (Photo slideshow below)

Monday the seniors began bright and early with a visit to Monticello before arriving in D.C. where they toured the National Cathedral then made a pit stop at the White House during the afternoon.

April Is National Child Abuse Prevention Month - How Can You Help

By Debbie Plummer

It’s April! We can think about spring finally arriving…. flowers blooming…. warm breezes blowing….cool showers falling….children being abused. Whoa! Something not quite right about that last thought?

You are correct. There is something very wrong about child abuse and April is the month that we try make everyone aware of the problem and what they can do to help.


BREAKING NEWS: Aaron Peirick Recommended As Varsity Boys Head Basketball Coach

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - It has been confirmed to QuickNewsNow by New Haven Superintendent Kyle Kruse who said, “We will recommend the school board approves Aaron Peirick to be the new varsity boys Head Basketball Coach and Physical Education teacher at the May 1st meeting.”

Peirick has been the JV boys coach for the past two years as well as the Industrial Arts teacher.  We can also confirm Derek Bailey will continue his role as Assistant Varsity Coach, assuming the board approves the recommendation.

Owen M. McInnis (July 27, 1997 - April 19, 2014)

Owen M. McInnis of Washington, Mo. passed away on Saturday April 19, 2014.

A celebration of Owen's life will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Oltmann Funeral Home Chapel in Washington, Mo.

Owen is survived by his parents Ken and Ruth McInnis of Washington. One brother Evan McInnis of Washington Grandparents Johanna and Duane Mesloh of Kansas City and Charles and Penny McInnis of Washington state.

New Haven Lions Club Donates $1,200 From Pancake Supper To Track Project

Pictured above is Ryan Winters, Lions Club Treasurer, presenting a check for $1,200 to Angie Scheer, Committee to Build a New Track member.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The Lions Club is donating the entire proceeds from their Annual Pancake Supper held on March 4th to the New Haven Track Project.

The New Haven Community Track Project was officially kicked off after committee members held a Town Hall meeting on November 27th, 2013 where a goal of $350,000 was set to be raised over a three year period.

Earth Day Celebration April 26 at ECC

UNION, Mo. - Many hands-on activities for children will highlight the Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 26, at East Central College.  The free event will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building at the college campus in Union.

Children will have the opportunity to plant samplings, enjoy safe solar viewing, learn about recycling and repurposing and also learn about animal and their habitats.  There will be a variety of games focused on protecting the earth’s natural resources.

Tragic Easter Morning I-44 Crash Caused By Wrong Way Driver

Photos courtesy of Don Neal.

UPDATED: Mon 8:48 a.m.
. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) released details on how yesterday’s Easter morning fatality accident occurred that left Interstate 44 down to one lane in both directions for over seven hours.

According to the MSHP, 33-year-old Virkram Shah (male) of Bronx, NY was traveling eastbound on Interstate 44 in his tractor trailer when he attempted to avoid a “wrong way driver”, travelled off into the median and overturned.  Virkram was wear a seatbelt at the time of the crash and was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Mo. with minor injuries.

Senior Trip Tracker Day 2 - The Biltmore Mansion And University Of Virginia

The famous senior class photo in front of the Biltmore.

Day 2 is complete.
- Today seniors departed Newport, TN to tour the Biltmore Mansion then travel to Charlottesville, VA where seniors will tour the University of Virginia later this evening.

The fun begins on Monday with a jam packed agenda, beginning by visiting Monticello before they head off for Washington D.C.

After quickly checking in at their hotel in D.C. and I mean quickly, no power nap because at 2 p.m. they will tour the National Cathedral, then visit the squirrels at the White House before hitting the different Monuments.

Beautiful Weather For Annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Saturday afternoon the New Haven Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt could not have asked for better weather.  Moms and dads, many of whom can probably remember hunting during their childhood years, were now watching their kids racing to gather as many eggs with hopes of finding the “silver” egg.

What makes New Haven’s Easter egg hunt so unique is the fact that the same two Lions Club members, Mark Zobrist and Tom Lagemann, have been in charge of organizing the event for over the past 30 years.  How many years exactly?  Well, that is a good question because neither Lagemann or Zobrist are 100 percent sure.