OBITUARY: Villa Ridge: Alice May Haberberger May 21, 1955 - May 29, 2013

Alice Haberberger, nee Dinger, 58, of Villa Ridge, Missouri passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013 surrounded by her family.

Alice is survived by her husband, Jerome Haberberger of Villa Ridge.  She is also survived by three sons, Eric Haberberger and wife Holly of Villa Ridge, Kyle and wife Kelly of Union, and Sean Haberberger of Villa Ridge; one daughter, Amie Seamon and husband Eric of Villa Ridge; five grandchildren, Luke, Evan, Leah, Lauren, and "Lil' Man".

Six Killed During Memorial Day Holiday Weekend

Jefferson City, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said in a press release earlier this morning that five people were killed in traffic crashes and one died in a boating accident over the 2013 Memorial Day weekend.

However of the five killed, only two deaths were vehicle accident related in which neither driver was wearing a seatbelt.

A third death occurred after 14-year-old Kaitlyn R. Prater of Farmington, MO, was struck by a vehicle when she was attempting to cross Missouri Route 32.

A motorcycle accident and ATV accident resulted in the other two deaths.  (Details of each death are listed below.)

Two Vehicle Crash near East Central College leaves three injured

Union, MO - At approximatly 3:30 yesterday afternoon, a serious injury accident occured at the intersection of East Highway 50 and Prairie Dell Road, according to the Union Police Department.

UPD reports state a 1997 Chevrolet Lumina driven by Charlotte Glover, 69 of Union, was east bound and turned left in front of a west bound vehicle 2002 Ford Focus driven by Tyler Miller, 23 of Union.

The vehicle's collided head on and Miller's vehicle rolled and struck a traffic light signal post and rested on its top.

Kaylin's Kitchen - Get Your Recipes Ready for the First Lady's Pie Contest

Sedalia, MO - It's time to pull out recipe boxes and pie pans in preparation for the First Lady's Pie Contest at the Missouri State Fair.

The contest will again be hosted by Missouri's First Lady Georganne Nixon in the fairgrounds' Home Economics Building.

Entry forms for the annual contest are available online for entries into the 2013 Missouri State Fair.

"The First Lady's Pie Contest is a time-honored Missouri State Fair tradition," said Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler.

Luecke Receives 6th Annual Langenberg Family Scholarship

New Haven, Mo. - Ben Luecke was the recipient of the 6th annual Howard Langenberg Family Scholarship at the 2013 commencement exercises at New Haven High School.  Ben is the son of David and LuAnn Luecke of New Haven.

The Langenberg family set up the scholarship fund to give the students at New Haven High school the opportunity to continue their education at a community college, college or university that leads to an academic degree.  The scholarship is worth $5000 and is payable over a four year period. 

Hard Work Pays Off - Rachele Maczuk Featured In REALTOR® Magazine

Rachele Maczuk pictured next to REALTOR® Magazine's current edition, featuring Maczuk among this year's 30 under 30.

New Haven, Mo. - Broker/Salesperson Rachele Maczuk with Re/Max Today has been chosen as one of 30 realtors under 30 years-old from Canada and the U.S., featured in the recent edition of nationally published REALTOR® Magazine.

Thursday evening colleagues, family, and friends celebrated this huge milestone in Maczuk’s career.  While appreciative for the overwhelming support from her colleagues, Maczuk is quick to contribute her success to numerous individuals saying, “This award is really an example of the great people I work with as well as the values with which I was raised.”

Pecaut Receives Scheer Memorial Scholarship

Photo by Kaylin Bade

New Haven High School Counselor Doug Peirick presents Kelsey Pecaut with the Scheer Memorial Scholarship during Friday's Graduation Ceremony.

New Haven, Mo. - New Haven High School senior Kelsey Pecaut is this year's recipient of New Haven High School’s oldest privately endowed scholarship:  the Scheer Memorial Scholarship.

Kelsey, the daughter of Darin and RaeJean Pecaut, received the scholarship worth $5,000 at the school's 107th annual commencement exercise last Friday night.

Parsons Receives William N. Kelly Family Scholarship

Wyatt  Parsons, has been honored as New Haven High School’s ninth recipient of the William N. Kelley Family Scholarship from the Class of 2013.

The “William N. Kelley Family Scholarship for Science & Engineering Scholarship” was established by the William N. Kelley family, Mary, Bill, Bill, Jr., and Tim, to show their appreciation for the educational opportunities offered by the New Haven School District and to encourage the future of science and engineering in America.  Only students planning on majors in engineering, science, or teaching science or math, are eligible to apply.

What Does Dow 15,000 Mean to You

By Jim Stiles

This month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a milestone, when, for the first time, it closed above 15,000.  Of course, 15,000 is a nice, round number, and it sounds pretty big — but what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? Is it cause for celebration — or is it more of a “caution” flag?

There’s no one simple answer to these questions. Since March 2009 — the low point of the market following the 2008 financial crisis — the “Dow” has risen about 130 percent. And while the Dow is just one index, it’s nonetheless an important measure of the market’s performance — which means that you were likely glad to see the 15,000 mark eclipsed and you’d be happy if the numbers just kept rising.

Danny Scott Drive - Charles Cook Plaza

By Kyle Quick

Have you ever wondered why Danny Scott Drive or Charles Cook Plaza were given these names? I have often wondered this myself.  During a casual conversation with Police Chief John Sheible I learned why these names were chosen.

PFC Danny Scott and PFC Charles Cook are two local American Heroes killed while serving in Vietnam. Today they rest peacefully in the New Haven Cemetery alongside Sheible’s uncle, TSGT A. Wayne Langendoerfer who was killed during WWII.

Gov. Nixon's request for disaster assistance for residents and businesses granted by SBA

Photo by Kyle Quick

JEFFERSON CITY - In response to a May 17 request from Gov. Jay Nixon, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making low-interest disaster loans available to residents and business owners in Jefferson County. 

The declaration also makes assistance available in the contiguous counties of Franklin, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Louis and Washington that were affected by the severe storms that occurred in Missouri from April 16-26.