Alderman Miller Expresses Concerns About "No Parking" Ordinance

New Haven, Mo. - An ordinance was introduced for discussion at April’s City Council meeting after City Administrator Steve Roth received complaints about parking issues and traffic safety hazards along sections of Miller Street.

The ordinance, which would establish “no parking” in three areas along Miller Street, was passed with a motion for the ordinance to not take affect for 60 days and to be included in next month’s agenda.

After a long discussion and Alderman Stephen Miller's concerns, the board agreed on adding the 60 day period, allowing them time to make sure homeowners along Miller Street are aware of the ordinance.

In April, Aldermen will have the option to leave the ordinance as is or withdrawl it completely.

Elk Bull calf born on livestock trailer en route, adding 39 “Plus-1” to restoration effort

Meet newborn bull calf nicknamed Plus-1. He was born in the trailer yesterday, May 21, on the way from Kentucky to Missouri for 2013 MDC elk restoration efforts.  Photo courtesy MDC.

CARTER COUNTY, MO. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) added 20 adult cow elk, 16 yearling cow elk, three yearling bull elk and one newborn male calf to its elk restoration project in the Ozarks Tuesday morning.
Transported via livestock trailer from Kentucky, where they spent the past four months quarantined in a holding pen, the elk arrived at temporary holding pens on MDC’s Peck Ranch Conservation Area at first light.

New Haven Care Center Announces Coloring Contest Winners

Pictured from left to right, back row: Emily Burkett, Lucy Hoener, Morgan Branson, and Nina Boehmer.  Front row: Lucianne Morrell, Kate Holtmeier, and Spencer Faulemeier.  Photo courtesy Dottie Pataky.

The New Haven Care Center celebrated Nursing Home Week with a Coloring Contest at the Elementary School.  The Activities Department at the Care Center awarded each of the winners $5. 

Sewell Sworn In - Mayor Praises City Workers

New Haven, Mo. - At last week’s Board of Aldermen meeting, Gerald Sewell was officially sworn in by City Clerk Kathy Trentmann.  Alderman Alan Bell previously held this seat, after serving the New Haven Community for eight years.

Before leaving, Alderman Bell said, “The City of New Haven has a great staff, making it pretty easy for the Board of Aldermen and Mayor to do business. You [city employees] have always gone above and beyond what your job title requires.”

New Haven Police Department Releases Crackdown Arrest Numbers

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

During the recent Youth DWI Enforcement Campaign, the New Haven Police Department made one arrest for an intoxicated driver.

Officers made a total of 99 traffic stops and issued the following citations: six speeding tickets, two stop sign violations, one ticket for Careless and Imprudent Driving, and two for Failure to maintain insurance.

R-II's 100 Book Club Members Awarded

Pictured left to right: Owen Brandt, Tyler Gatzemeyer, Nathan Buchheit, Alyssa Trentmann, Lindsey Steinbeck, Jade Ayers, and Kaleb Kuschel.  Photo courtesy Karen Hoffmann.

Each year at Franklin County R-II, Mrs. Kay Hesemann encourages her second grade students to read by having them join her 100 Book Club. 

At the end of the year, the students who have met their goal of reading 100 books are awarded with a t-shirt made especially for them by Mrs. Hesemann. 

Local Scholarships Presented At NHHS Awards Breakfest

(QNN Photos) Don Kapplemann was one of several individuals who presented several scholarships Friday Morning.  Pictured above with Kapplemann is Kierstin Monzyk, who received the Don and Pat Kapplemann Scholarship to ECC.

New Haven, Mo. - High school students were recognized for their academic achievements during Friday morning's awards breakfast. Individuals from local businesses and organizations also announced the recipients of five different scholarships.

Gov. of Oklahoma Announces Today Federal Assistance Granted for Oklahomans Devastated by Tornadoes

Pictured left, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on site, speaking with survivors of the Shawnee Tornado.  Photo courtesy Oklahoma Governor's Office.

Oklahoma City - Gov. Mary Fallin announced today that the White House has approved the state's request for disaster assistance for five Oklahoma counties hit hard by this week’s deadly tornadoes.

The disaster assistance benefits individuals and business owners impacted by the severe storms that occurred May 18 and continuing in Cleveland, Lincoln, McClain, Oklahoma and Pottawatomie counties.

Gov. Fallin noted with additional damage assessments other counties could be added to the declaration.

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4x400 Girls Team Smashes School Record - Breaks State Record - Runs 3rd Fastest Time Ever

Hannah Pruessner, Taylor Covington, Kierstin Monzyk and Molly Munsinger just realized they had ran a 4:07.37.

Jefferson City, Mo. - “Speechless” was how Coach John Tucker described his feelings after watching the girls 4x400 meter relay team, Hannah Pruessner, Kierstin Monzyk, Taylor Covington, and Molly Munsinger, shatter the school record by five-seconds, break the state record, and finish second on Saturday at the State Track Meet.

After winning their heat on Friday, New Haven watched as Midway set a new Class 1 record with a time of 407.91, breaking Rock Port’s record of 409.55, which was set back in 1991.

OBITUARY: NEW HAVEN: Leola "Tootie" M. Weiser (March 16, 1938 - May 18, 2013)

Leola "Tootie" M. Weiser, 75, of New Haven, Mo., passed away on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at Mercy Hospital, Creve Coeur, Mo.

Mrs. Weiser was born in Washington, Mo. on March 16, 1938, the daughter of the late John and Edna (Hoelscher) Scheer.

She was the widow of Charles F. Weiser. They were married December 1, 1956 at Assumption Church, New Haven. Charles preceded her in death on June 25, 1988.

Leola was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, Mo. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, sewing, feeding her birds and bible study. She was an avid movie goer.

She worked as a cook at St. John's Mercy Hospital in Washington and for Little Shamrock Day Care in New Haven.

Severe Weather Overnight Causes Local Devastation at Smilin' Sam's

The building that housed mattresses was leveled by a huge tree that was uprooted.  The tree was similar in size to those still standing.

Campbelton, Mo. - High winds and a possible tornado caused centralized damage in the Campbellton area, causing devastation at Smilin’ Sam’s Furniture and Flooring overnight. 

Driving to the scene on Highway 185 from Highway 100, there was not much damage to be observed, other than a few small branches and a flipped trampoline.  It was not until our Quick News Crew was within sight of the business that other damage was witnessed; trees uprooted, debris in the roadway, all of which seemed to be isolated to the small area.

Rural King Recalls Deer Corn Because of Possible Health Risk to Animals

Rural King Distributing of Mattoon, IL is recalling 205 tons of Deer Corn, because it has the potential to be contaminated with aflatoxin.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product.

Animals that have consumed any of the above recalled products may exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness, unthriftiness, or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, yellowish tint to the eyes, or diarrhea.

Trees may need special attention after wet spring

JEFFERSON CITY–If you are tired of wet feet, you have lots of company. Many trees are suffering, too.

The Missouri Department of Conservation has advice for helping trees cope with wet weather.

Flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and high water on many other streams has left many trees stressed, because they breathe through their roots.

Purschke Honored as Outstanding ECC Alumnus

Joe Purschke (right), a 1995 graduate of East Central College, received the Alumni of the Year Award at the college’s commencement ceremony May 18.  He is shown with Dr. Jon Bauer, ECC president.  Photo courtesy of East Central College.

Union, Mo. - Joseph Purschke of Union was named recipient of the East Central College Outstanding Alumni Award for 2013.  The award is presented annually to honor an ECC graduate who has used his or her education and been of service to the community.

Cookie Hays, ECC’s vice president of student development, made the presentation at college commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 18, at the campus in Union.