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Wyatt Parsons and Rachel Horstmann 2013 New Haven Prom King and Queen

Rachel Horstmann and Wyatt Parsons were just announced as New Haven's 2013 Senior Prom King and Queen.

Rachel is the daughter of Steve and Andrea Horstmann.  She has been involved in FBLA, FCA, FCCLA, NHS, volleyball, basketball, track, and is manager of the boys’ basketball team.

Some of Rachel’s memorable moments of NHHS include getting stickers in Calculus class and making Lego outfits for Halloween.

New Haven wins Girl's Class 1 District Championship - First Time in School History

Special thank you to Zach Grater for taking the photo above.  We would also like to thank Principia High School for their wonderful hospitality, making it possible for us to provide updates throughout the day.  We look forwarding to next Saturday where Princiipia will host the sectionals meet as well.

Class1 results UPDATED:
Principia High School
- It was another historical meet for New Haven's girls team as they became the first in school history to win a Distirct Title.  Chamois' Boys team joined New Haven by winning the Class 1 Boys District Title.

Area Roads Closed and Flood Warnings Issued Overnight

The Franklin County Highway Department informed our office of the following road closures due to high water:

Detmold Road, Hoeman Road,
St. John’s Creek, Boeuf Lutheran,
Argo Road, Dry Branch Road at the slab, Beemont Road, Horstman Road, Robertsville Road,
Old Hwy K (20 ft from Project Rd),
and Four Mile Road (at St Johns Creek).

Six Fire Departments Battle 2nd Alarm Blaze off Highway Z

Kyle Quick reports live from the scene off Highway Z.  Watch below.

UPDATED: Complete Story

Berger, Mo. – Friday morning’s blaze left 11 people displaced and the vast majority of their personal belongings destroyed, according to New Haven-Berger Deputy Chief Brad Maune.

According to Maune, there was one person home at the time of the fire, however the structure is divided into three apartments, two upstairs and a third in the basement.  It is not known which apartment the individual was living in.

Two Inches of Snow in May? First Snowfall in Kansas City Since 1907

Photos were taken in Kansas City, Mo around 9 p.m. Thursday night.
Photos courtesy of Sarah Voss from Kansas City, Mo

By Kyle Quick

Kansas City, Mo. - Winter Weather Advisory in the month of May and no pigs are not flying in Kansas City, Mo. where they are expected to get 1 to 2 inches of snow tonight according to the National Weather Service.

We spoke briefly with Sarah Voss, who lives in Kansas City, Mo. about their current weather conditions.

The photos Sarah sent us were taken around 9 p.m. when the heaviest amount of snow was falling.  Sarah reports the snow has only be sticking to grassy areas and sidewalks.

New Haven 4x400 Team Fastest In Conference History - Seth Schenck Is A Beast

New Haven's Hannah Pruessner, who runs the first leg in the 4x400 for New Haven hands it off to Taylor Covington.

St. Clair, Mo. –   “That’s what I’m talking about, that is what we needed to do…excellent everybody” are the first words Coach John Tucker said to his girl’s 4x400m relay team, Hannah Pruessner, Kierstin Monzyk, Taylor Covington, and Molly Munsinger, after setting a new Four Rivers Conference record with a time of 4:12.93.  Just as impressive, all four’s splits were 63 seconds.

Helping to put in perspective of Monday’s record time, based on last year’s times at state, they would have won in Class 1, took second in Class 2, and qualified for state in Class 3. 

Parents Want More Use of Mobile Devices in Classrooms

Washington (PRnews) - In one of the most comprehensive studies of parents' views on mobile devices in education, more than 50 percent of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education and 32 percent agree that schools should require them in the classroom.

These findings are from a new study of how parents perceive mobile learning and devices in and out of the classroom. The Living and Learning with Mobile Devices Study was conducted by Grunwald Associates and the Learning First Alliance and underwritten by AT&T*.

App to Help Save Farmers’ Lives‏ Detects Rollovers and Warns Operators of Danger

Jerett Rion, COLUMBIA, Mo. – Tractor rollovers are the leading cause of death among farmers and claim about 250 lives each year according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

These accidents are deadly because they often occur far away from farmers’ homes or roads and they may be unable to reach a phone to call for help.

Now, University of Missouri researchers have developed an application for smartphones that uses GPS systems to locate farmers who have rolled their tractors.

Local FFA Alumni honored at National Convention

Indianapolis, Indiana - The Union FFA Alumni Chapter was recognized by the National FFA Alumni Organization during the 85th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The Chapter received First Place and a Silver Rating in the National FFA Alumni Outstanding Website Contest. 

This competition was created to recognize state and local FFA Alumni affiliates using a website to inform, educate, and advocate.  Websites are judged based on ease of navigation, quality, currency of information, technical merit, usefulness, and design optimization. 

Shamrock's Put On Hitting Clinic - Score 10 Runs In Fourth Inning

Kyle Ruediger smashes his second double to leadoff the bottom of the fourth, sparking a 10 run inning.

New Haven, Mo. – Tuesday afternoon New Haven (7-8) rebounded from Monday’s 9-2 lose to Cuba by pounding Belle in five innings, scoring 17 runs off a combined 14 hits and 10 RBIs, picking up their seventh win on the year (19-1) as they head into tonight's FRC game vs Union.

Kyle Ruediger had a career night at the plate, knocking in two RBIs off two doubles, scoring four runs and ending the night a perfect 3-3 batting.

Ross Seitter picked up is first win on the season, holding Belle to one run on two hits, improving to 1-2 on  year.

Parent arrested for bringing narcotics to school

Pacific, Mo. - Tuesday morning, Franklin County Deputies took a subject into custody at Nike Elementary School for driving while revoked, after witnesses noticed a “small baggie” fall from the parent’s pocket the previous morning.

Nike School is part of the Meramec Valley R-3 School District in Pacific.

On Monday, April 29, deputies were made aware of a situation at Nike School in Catawissa relating to possible narcotics activity.

Hermann Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show Features Local Designer Katie Kantley

Hermann, Mo. – Saturday the reception hall at Hermann Hill was jam packed with over 200 fashion enthusiast for the Hermann Hospital Auxiliary 11th annual Fashion Show, featuring local designer Katie Kantley.

The old “fashions” in how charities raise money has slowly changed over the years as new “trends” continue to evolve from creative “design” ideas, creating new and unique events to raise money.

Director of Public Relations Keva Limberg told QuickNewsNow, “The idea of doing a fashion show to raise money was an idea we came up with and went for it.”

Gayle Horn Retires From HADH Today

Pictured on fare right is Gayle Horn joined by friends, family, and fellow co-workers.
Photos courtesy of HADH.

Hermann, Mo. - Gayle Horn officially retired from Hermann Area District Hospital today after 23 years of service.

In honor of Gayle’s retirement she was given a Kindle Fire HD from Hermann Area District Hospital.  Along with the Kindle Horn, fellow employees provided lunch and cake in celebrating the beginning of a new chapter in her life.