New Haven Library to host local author Laura Miller Saturday March 9

New Haven, Mo. - Local author, Laura (Brandt) Miller, will discuss and sign copies of her book, Butterfly Weeds, Saturday, March 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Scenic Regional Library in New Haven.

The event will include a meet and greet with Miller; a special gift giveaway; an exclusive cover unveil of My Butterfly, the latest novel in her series; and fun, free Butterfly Weeds memorabilia.

Additionally, all proceeds from book sales will go to support the Scenic Regional Library and the New Haven Food Pantry.

Public Hearing set for Miller Project Phase 3 Feb. 28

Crews finish paving two of the Miller Street Project this past summer.

The City will hold an “Open House” public hearing on February 28 for the Miller Street Phase 3 Reconstruction project.

The hearing will be held at Assumption Parish Hall, 603 Miller Street, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 28. People can come at any time during the Open House and review the project with City officials.
The Phase 3 project includes the section of Miller Street from the Maiden Lane intersection north approximately 1,250 linear feet.

The project is tentatively scheduled for construction in 2014. The project is similar to the Miller Phase 1 and 2 projects completed in 2012. The street base and surface will be completely reconstructed, along with curb and gutter and storm water improvements. The water and natural gas mains will be relocated and new services will be installed.

Lady Pirates advance with second straight district championship

Lady Pirates win second straight Class 1 District Championship.

Photo courtesy Brad Strobel

Jamestown, Mo. - The Chamois Lady Pirates will advance into the Class State Sectionals after bringing home a district title for the second straight year after knocking off Glasgow 47-37 in Saturday’s district championship.

Miranda Brandt scored a game high16 points, grabbing 16 rebounds, and held Glasgow’s leading scorer to a season low four points.  Paige Nolte and Alyssa Bullock each added 10 points.

Steinhoff leads New Haven to 2nd straight District Title

Photos by QuickNewsNow contributor Megan Bauer

Crystal City, Mo. – Rachel Steinhoff was a machine with a mission and nothing was stopping her from scoring a career high 24 points, leading New Haven to their second straight District Championship by knocking off Valle Catholic 37-25.

The Lady Rocks pick up their fifth straight win, improving to 18-10 and advancing into the Class 2 state sectionals at Park Hills on Wednesday where they will face Bismarck.

With New Haven leading 37-22, coach Doug Peirick said, “When we had 21 seconds left on the clock I knew it was real then…first time winning a district championship as a head coach for me... it’s just an awesome feeling.”

Take Advantage of Higher IRA Contribution Limits

By Jim Stiles

For the first time since 2008, contribution limits have risen for one of the most popular retirement savings vehicles available: the IRA. This means you’ve got a greater opportunity to put more money away for your “golden years.”

Effective earlier this year, you can now put in up to $5,500 (up from $5,000 in 2012) to a traditional or Roth IRA when you make your 2013 contribution. And if you’re 50 or older, you can put in an additional $1,000 above the new contribution limit. 

Missouri Viewpoints: The Cost of Food in Missouri

What Should We Plan For After Two Years of Hard Times on Farmers?

By Mike Ferguson

(St. Charles, MO) – First it was flooding and then an extended drought.

While news reports occasionally profiled the impact the weather has had on Missouri farmers these last two years, it’s likely that we’ll all feel the impact in the coming months.

That’s because lowered crop production generally means higher food prices. That’s a result of basic supply and demand.

In a new “Missouri Viewpoints”, the Missouri Farm Bureau’s Kelly Smith says that impact isn’t limited to corn, beans and wheat.

Here's to National Ginger Day - "Keep the fire burning"

Pictured above: Madison Johnson gets shamrock fans fired up during a girls home game.

By Kyle Quick:

Last week New Haven High School Cheerleader, Madison Johnson politely reminded me that February 22 was National Ginger Day.  Ironically there is an actual purpose behind National Ginger Day.

National Ginger Awareness Day raises awareness of the little known fact that red hair is slowly becoming extinct. The recessive ginger hair gene is being bred out of modern society.

Lady Rocks fly into district finals

Girl got madd skills...Emily Kallmeyer nice little left hand floater for two of her 10 points against Barat Academy.

Crystal City, Mo. – Monday night New Haven pounded Kingston 64-15 and after Wednesday night’s 50-25 win over Barat Academy the Lady Shamrocks will have a chance to win their second straight district title Friday night.  The game will be broadcasted on  Game time is set for 1 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

There is not a lot to write about either game except New Haven’s offensive team onslaught, it’s not been just one or two players scoring, it’s been six and seven girls each contributing four to eight points.

OBITUARY: Doris Zastrow (July 13, 1962 - February 19, 2013)

Mrs. Doris Jean Zastrow, 50, of Ballwin passed away Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at her residence.

Mrs. Zastrow was born in St. Charles, Missouri on July 13, 1962, the daughter of Roy and Sedalia (Kester) Wilke.

She was the wife of Michael Zastrow, they were married June 23, 2007, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Ellisville, Missouri.

Mrs. Zastrow is survived by her husband Michael, her parents Sedalia & Roy Wilke, House Springs, MO; a sister Darlene Franz and husband Richard, Marietta, Georgia; mother-in-law, Ora May Zastrow, New Haven; brother-in-law, Richard Zastrow and wife Vicki, New Haven; by her nieces and nephews, Kyle Franz, Lebanon, TN; Karaysa Franz, Marietta, GA; Jeremy Zastrow, Mesa, AZ; Joshua Zastrow, Washington, MO; Julie Zastrow, New Haven, MO; she is also survived by a God Child Emily Sepe of Eureka, MO.

Winter storm producing lighting and thunder - Over 5 inches in Chamois, MO

Photo by Brad Strobel from Chamois, Mo as snow continues falling a rapid pace.


--Numerous bolts of lighting have been seen in Chamois, Mo, according to Brad Strobel who also reports 5 inches of snowfall as of 12 p.m.

1 p.m. - We just spoke with Brad Strobel and snow continues to pound the small town of Chamois as snowfall amounts continue to clime, approaching six inches of snow and sleet, New Haven has accumlated 3.5 inches as of 1 p.m. while heavy snow continues to fall.

The snow is expected to taper off by midafternoon as the system continues moving towards the east coast.

BREAKING NEWS: Nixon declares state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter storm

Photo taken by Jeff Bowers in New Haven, MO looking east along Highway 100.

Moments ago Gov. Nixon's office released the follow statement.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to severe winter weather that began early this morning, bringing hazardous travel and the possibility of power outages. The weather system has involved a mix of snow, sleet and ice throughout the state, with forecasts of 10 inches or more of snow in some parts of the state and a wintry mix across many other regions of Missouri.

“A severe winter storm continues to bear down on communities across the state,” Gov. Nixon said. “Missouri stands ready to help communities in need and to deploy the resources to keep folks safe. I urge all Missourians to keep a close eye on the weather and avoid unnecessary travel.”

As Winter Storm Approaches, MoDOT Reminds Motorists to Use Caution, Avoid Travel, and Stay Informed

JEFFERSON CITY - As freezing rain, sleet and snow makes its way into Missouri over the next 24 hours, the Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution and avoid travel if possible.

The variety of winter precipitation expected means that roads could become covered with snow and ice as this storm moves through the state.

MoDOT crews are prepared for the storm, with trucks and equipment mobilized and ready to go.