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Attempted Child Abduction Near Union Middle School

UNION, Mo – Monday afternoon Union Police Chief Norman Brune said in a statement that a 13-year-old white male of Union MO, reported today that last Friday (Oct. 17) a white male in a bluish or black colored van was following him as he walked west bound on West End Drive near the Union Middle School just west of Westmoreland Blvd approximately one hour after school let out.

According to Chief Brune the victim stated the driver of the van, possibly a while male between 30 to 40 years of age with a small beard (possibly a goatee) bald or with short hair wearing blue jeans and a black shirt asked him if he needed a ride.

Anthony "Tony" Weber September 23, 1930 ~ October 18, 2014

Anthony (Tony) Weber, Hermann, passed away Saturday October 18, 2014, in Washington. 

Tony, was the son of the late Joseph Weber and wife Olga, nee Arnsmeyer, and was born September 23, 1930, in Case, Missouri. He received his education at Hermann High School and played basketball. 

Tony was united in marriage to Rita Meyer on September 29, 1956, at St. Paul's Catholic Church, Berger.  He was employed at several local businesses including Florsheim Shoe Company, Zero Manufacturing and Handi-Pac before retiring in 1992.

He remained active driving the Hermann Care Cab and helping with Meals on Wheels. Gardening, camping and watching sports were favorite activities he engaged in often. He was a long time member of Knights of Columbus and achieved Fourth Degree. He was an active member and liturgist of St. George Catholic Church.

Mildred "Mimi" Schmidt (Ruediger) July 12, 1922 ~ October 18, 2014

Mildred (Mimi) Ruediger Schmidt, 92, of Hermann passed away Saturday, October 18, 2014, surrounded by loving family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 pm on Thursday, October 23, at Toedtmann and Grosse Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be at 11 am, Friday, October 24, at St. Paul United Church of Christ. 

Mimi was the only child of Lillie and Connie Ruediger.  Born in 1922, she attended the Hermann Public Schools.  Her musical education began early in life, under the supervision of her father Connie, a pianist and member of various musical groups in Hermann.  Mimi studied music in a St. Louis conservatory where she received her teaching degree. She taught vocal music in the local high school, opened a music studio where she taught generations of pianists and directed the St. Paul Mixed Choir for a decade.

Why Have Gas Prices Been Falling

Picture taken Thursday morning (Oct. 16)

By Kyle Quick

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Thursday morning I had posted the photo above on our Facebook page because I along with almost everyone else was shocked by the drastic drop in grass prices.  I possessed the question as to the reason behind grass prices dropping and like myself most people were unsure of the reason.

The most common reason people speculated was because of the up coming November elections and with many others interested in the actual cause I’ve done some digging to try and understand why the national average for a galloon of gas is the lowest since October 2010 at $2.67.

New Haven Preservation Society Trivia Night Fund Raiser This Saturday

NEW HAVE, Mo. - The New Haven Preservation Society will sponsor a Trivia Night event on Saturday, October 25, 2014 at the Maupin St. School in New Haven. 

Doors will open at 6:30 with the game beginning at 7:00.  There will be a maximum of eight players per table with an $80.00 per table cover charge. 

R-II Huskies Win The St. Gertrude 8th Grade Volleyball Tournament

Pictured are players and mangers: Katie Tyree, McKenzie Pecaut, Natalie Pecaut, Lauren Hoerstkamp, Megan Boehmer, Miranda Durbin, Lexi Oetterer, Kamryn Poe, Chloe Tyree. (Photo courtesy of Rae Jean Pecaut.)

KRAKOW, Mo. - Saturday afternoon Franklin County R-II’s 8th grade volleyball team took first place in the St. Gertrude’s 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Tournament.

Hunters Check 594 Deer In Urban Hunt

Photo courtesy of MDC
Five portions of the firearms deer season remain.

JEFFERSON CITY Mo.–Hunters checked 594 deer during the urban portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season. Officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation attribute the lower-than-average harvest in part to warm, rainy, windy weather.

County harvest totals during the urban portion were: Greene, 122; St. Charles, 88; Boone, 84; Franklin, 55; Jefferson, 54; St. Louis, 47; Cole, 40; Clay, 36; Cass, 33; Jackson, 24; Platte, 11.

Franklin County Deputies Sobriety Checkpoints Oct. 24 - 26

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo - Deputies of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting sobriety checkpoints over the weekend of October 24-26th.

Funding to operate the sobriety checkpoints are being paid for via alcohol related grants provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety Division.

Dorothy M. Gumper March 15, 1922 - October 12, 2014

Dorothy  M.  Gumper, 92, of New Haven, passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2014 at New Haven Care Center.

Mrs. Gumper was born in Stony Hill, Missouri on March 15, 1922, the daughter of the late Ernst and Wilhelmina (Sewing) Benz.

She was the widow of Elton Gumper. They were married October 24, 1949 at St. Louis, Missouri.

Dorothy was a member of St. James Church, Stony Hill, Missouri and she was a homemaker.

Partial Solar Eclipse To Be Seen On Thursday Oct. 23

Article by The Editors of Sky Telescope

Spectators in western North America will be able to see all stages of the partial solar eclipse on October 23, 2014 (weather permitting).

Those living in the east of North America will see the sun set while the eclipse is still in progress. Figure out what time the eclipse will be the deepest at your site by interpolating between the red lines.

--On the afternoon of October 23rd, two weeks after the Moon passes through Earth’s shadow, the Moon will cast some of its own shadow onto Earth.

Gov. Nixon announces that MoDOT will waive weight limits to help farmers impacted by heavy rains

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – With heavy rains affecting farmers’ ability to harvest their crops in many areas of the state, Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that the Missouri Department of Transportation has agreed to allow heavier than normal truck loads of farm commodities on Missouri highways.

The Governor made the announcement during a visit to BioZyme Inc., an animal nutrition company in St. Joseph. While the waiver is in effect, farmers, private and for-hire motor carriers may carry up to 10 percent more than their licensed weight on Missouri highways.

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