Damond Dale Thomas (January 18, 1943 - July 21, 2014)

Damond Dale Thomas, 71, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.

Mr. Thomas was born in Americus, Missouri on January 18, 1943, the son of the late Sidney and Gussie (Lee) Thomas.

He was the widower of Marilyn Louise (Heiple) Thomas.

Damond worked for over 30 years for A.P. Green of Mexico, Missouri. He was a member of the Hermann Eagles. He enjoyed relaxing and sitting down with friends and drinking a cold beer and playing poker. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and working on old cars.

Raymond C. Hulsey, Jr. (December 27, 1938 - July 18, 2014)

Raymond C. Hulsey, Jr., 75, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mr. Hulsey was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 12, 1938, the son of the late Raymond Hulsey, Sr. and Marie (Bourbon) Hulsey. He was the wife of Ruth (Hoerstkamp) Hulsey. They were married on November 8, 2003 at Hermann, Missouri. Ruth survives in rural Hermann, Missouri. Raymond (Chalk) is also survived by a daughter Christy(Terry) Coon of Villa Ridge, a daughter Patricia(Larry) Barbaglia of Florrisant, Missouri, a granddaughter Isabella Barbaglia of Florrisant, Missouri, and a step-son Benjamin Lloyd of rural Hermann, Missouri. He was proceeded in death by 3 brothers Lloyd L. Hulsey, Elbert D. Hulsey, and Donald G. Hulsey.

Beware Of Hungry Bears

Don't feed wildlife. Keeping birdfeeders full in summer can make nuisances of bears -- such as this one raiding a backyard feeder -- along with raccoons, squirrels, deer, and other wildlife looking for easy pickings.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Black bears normally are shy and elusive, but the Missouri Department of Conservation urges those few Missourians lucky enough to see bears to keep them at arm’s length. Keeping bears wild not only protects people and property – it protects bears, too.

Gov. Nixon Denies Clemency of Convicted Murderer John Middleton

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  A former methamphetamine dealer, John Middleton,  was executed Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri in 1995.

Earlier this evening the Governor’s Office released the following statement by Gov. Jay Nixon regarding his decision on the petition for clemency from John Middleton.

Nixon said, “After a final briefing from my counsel and a comprehensive review by my office, I have denied the petition for clemency from three-time convicted murderer John Middleton. Each request is considered and decided on its own merit and set of facts, and this is a process and a power of the Governor I do not take lightly.”

Lions Club Makes Donation to Crusade Against Cancer

Pictured: Dan McKinney, Treasurer of Hermann Lions Club presents a check for $300 to Paula Pierce, Chairperson of Crusade Against Cancer.

HERMANN, Mo. - The Hermann Lions Club recently made a $300 donation to the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer.  The Lions Club raised the money by selling brats and kettle popcorn at the Crusade a Against Cancer fundraiser held in June.

ECC Athletes Earn Academic Honors - Three Named NJCAA Academic All-Americans

Pictured left: East Central College soccer player Andrew Hamerlinck (center) was named the school’s Scholar Athlete for 2013-14.  Shown left to right are  Dr. Jay Mehrhoff, athletic director; Hamerlinck  and Kean Barclay, head men’s soccer coach. (Photo courtesy ECC)

UNION, Mo. - For the fifth consecutive year, the East Central College Athletic Department has won the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference Academic Award.

Dr. Jay Mehrhoff, athletic director at ECC, said student athletes had an overall grade point average of 2.97.  That mark allows the Falcons to retain the Harold Oetting Award which is presented each year to the MCCAC school with the highest overall GPA attained by student athletes.

Habitat For Humanity Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony For New Haven Home

http://www.quicknewsnow.com/sites/default/files/storyphotos/Habitat%20for%20Humanity%20group%202.jpgPictured left, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County board and future homeowners of the 205 Orchard St. home at the site of the home during the official groundbreaking ceremony, July 13.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new home being built at 205 Orchard Street in New Haven, at 1:30 p.m. on July 13.

Holly Pohlmann, the future homeowner of the home, said the house should be finished in the fall.

Pohlmann said the process has been exciting and emotional, but she and her family are very grateful and are looking forward to living back in New Haven and having a home of their own.

Argument Escalates Into One Man Stabbed Twice In The Back

VILLA RIDGE, Mo. - Friday night at approximately 10:00 PM, a Franklin County deputy was parked at the stop light at Hwy 47 and 50 in Union when he witnessed a vehicle run the stop light at a high rate of speed.

Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke wait that the deputy attempted to stop the vehicle but they continued to the Union Ambulance building. 

Upon approaching the vehicle it was determined that the driver had been stabbed and was seeking medical attention.

The victim told police that he had been visiting a residence in Villa Ridge when he was stabbed by a subject later identified as Isaiah Burr.