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Kloppe Dairy Farm 90 Foot Tall Silo Comes Crashing Down

Pictured is all that remains of a 90 foot tall silo that was full of corn silage.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - This morning located on Highway C, approximately four miles south of New Haven, the Kloppe Dairy Farm’s 90 foot tall and 30 foot in diameter silo came crashing down after the owners noticed the silo has begun leaning late this past weekend and by Tuesday afternoon the silo almost resembling the leaning Tower of Pisa.

Perfect Weather For 25th Anniversary Of New Haven Hot Air Balloon Race But What Happens After Balloons Take Off

Pictured is the Pepsi balloon landing ("hare" balloon) while the rest of the balloons chase after it.

By Kyle Quick

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - You could not have asked for better weather for Saturday’s New Haven Hot Air Balloon Race presented by Pepsi, celebrating their 25th Anniversary as an estimated 3,000 people filled the New Haven City Park, all hoping to see the sky filled with balloons.  Especially since it was 2011 when the weather last cooperated enough for the balloons to lift off.

As the balloons eventually vanished, the vast majority of people are left wondering where did they land, who won, and pondering with the question of what exactly is a Balloon Race? (Below is video footage from the end of the race.)

Gov. Nixon Travels to Afghanistan As Part Of Four-Governor Delegation - Meets With Missouri Troops

Pictured is Gov. Nixon meeting with  troops from Missouri at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan.  (Photo courtesy of Scott Holste, Press Secretary for Missouri Governor Jay Nixon)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo – Gov. Jay Nixon arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday (Sept. 27) as part of a delegation of four U.S. Governors that included Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Tennessee Gov. William Haslam. This is the fourth trip to Afghanistan for Gov. Nixon, who is one of the original members of the Council of Governors, formed in 2010 to address matters pertaining to the National Guard and homeland security.

On Friday (Sept. 26), the Governors were briefed at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington DC, before flying to Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

At Ramstein on Saturday, they visited with military patients being treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center before traveling on to Kabul, Afghanistan. 

Video From Our Flight In 2011’s Amazing Hot Air Balloon Race

-- It’s been two year’s since the weather has cooperated for the New Haven Balloon Race, which was back in 2011 when we flew in the Pepsi Can. Since this being the 25th Anniversary and a great look forecast for Saturday, we want to let you see the view out of a hot air balloon as well as how the winner is determined.

William "Bill" M. Schwaller (November 20, 1962 - September 25, 2014)

William "Bill" M. Schwaller, 51, of Berger, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at New Haven Care Center, New Haven, Missouri.

Mr. Schwaller was born in Washington, Missouri on November 20, 1962, the son of the late Norbert J. and Mary G. (Rodgers) Schwaller.

He was the husband of Margaret (Gary) Schwaller. They were married July 3, 2008 at Hermann, Missouri. Margaret survives at the home.

Wild Turkey Numbers Up - Fall And Spring Hunting Prospects Bright

This year's survey showed a statewide average of 1.7 poults per hen in Missouri. That makes 2014 the third year out of the last four with strong reproductive success, which is a good sign for hunters. (Photo courtesy of MDC)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.–Results of the Missouri Department of Conservation’s annual wild-turkey brood survey are in, and the news is good, especially in the northern half of the state.

Each summer, citizen volunteers and Conservation Department staff record the number of wild turkey hens and recently hatched turkeys they see. This year’s wild-turkey brood survey showed strong reproduction, bolstering gains posted in 2011 and 2012.

Weekly Fall Color Reports Available From MDC

Weekly reports and a mobile app from the Conservation Department will help you find the best fall color all around the state. (Photo courtesy of MDC)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the heat of summer fades into the cool weather of fall, trees and shrubs around the Show-Me State transform from leaves of green to a fall-foliage color palette of golds, reds, oranges, and purples.

Leaves turn colors when two things happen. First, sugars produced by photosynthesis are trapped inside leaves by chilly - but not freezing - autumn nights. Those sugars are the building blocks for red, yellow, orange, and purple pigments. Cool nights simultaneously cause the breakdown of green pigments, allowing these other colors to show through.

Borgia Defeats New Haven In Two Sets To Win Hermann Tournament Second Straight Year

New Haven falls to Borgia in two sets in the Hermann Volleyball Tournament Championship Game.  This was the first time New Haven played in championship game since 1992.  Games broadcasted will be available to watch tomorrow.  Click here to watch the semifinal match between New Haven and Washington.

Emerson To Invest $500,000 In Girl Scouts STEM Programs

Emerson is committed to developing women leaders in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and demonstrates this commitment with the announcement of a $500,000 investment in Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri’s STEM programs. Their investment will provide opportunities and experiences for today’s girls so they can reach their full potential and become the leaders of tomorrow.

By the time today’s girls graduate from college, the United States will need three million additional scientists and engineers. More than 50 percent of college graduates are women, yet only 20 percent of the graduates in physics, engineering and computer science are women. Recognizing the under-representation of women in STEM careers coupled with a need for strong leadership in these fields, Girl Scouts has identified STEM as a programmatic focus area.

Houseman To Tell Story About Alleged Serial Killer At New Haven Library Oct. 16

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - On Thursday, October 16, join the New Haven Library to welcome Marc Houseman, director of Washington Historical Society. 

Houseman will tell the chilling story of Bertha Gifford, a Franklin County resident who was charged with the murders of three people by arsenic poisoning in 1928.

Shamrocks Go 3-0 In Pool Play Of Hermann Tournament

HERMANN, Mo. - New Haven improves to 20-3 on the year following their three wins in Tuesday night’s pool play of the Hermann Tournament. 

With New Haven winning all three games they will get the number one seed in their pool and will play Washington in Thursday night’s semifinals, who finished second in pool A behind Borgia.  Game time is set for 6 p.m.