Gov. Nixon Visits St. Louis County Following Shooting Of Two Officers In Ferguson

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Following the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson Wednesday night, Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to St. Louis County this afternoon for a briefing from St. Louis County Police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Earlier in the day, the Governor spoke by phone with St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and Captain Mike Nelson, acting Chief of the Webster Groves Police Department.

“I ask Missourians to join me in calling for calm in the wake of the cowardly and reprehensible ambush of two police officers who were acting to protect the public,” Gov. Nixon said. “I also thank all the brave law enforcement officers who selflessly risk their lives each day to keep communities safe.”

MDC Reports 11 New Cases Of CWD In Missouri Deer

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed Chronic Wasting Disease in 24 Missouri free-ranging deer with four in Adair County, 19 in Macon County, and one in Cole County. (Photo courtesy of MDC)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that 11 new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) have recently been found in deer harvested in Macon, Adair, and now Cole counties. A buck harvested near the village of Centertown in Cole County is the first case of the disease to be found outside of the Department’s six-county CWD Containment Zone of Adair, Chariton, Linn, Macon, Randolph, and Sullivan counties. All previous cases have been limited to Macon, Linn, and Adair counties.

Helen Lucille Luecke (Scherer) July 1, 1924 - March 10, 2015

Helen  Lucille  Luecke, 90, of New Haven, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at New Haven Care Center.Mrs. Luecke was born in Robertsville, Missouri on July 1, 1924, the daughter of the late George and Mary (Roetzer) Scherer.

She was the widow of Ivo "Jack" Luecke.  They were married June 21, 1947 at Holy Family Church, Port Hudson.  He preceded her in death on January 28, 1978.

Selma - St Louisans Answered The Call

Participants, some carrying American flags, marching in the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. (From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository)

By Rosalie Laune

I read with interest the coverage in the Saturday St Louis  Post-Dispatch commemorating “Bloody Sunday” and the role St. Louisans played in the events in Selma, Alabama in 1965.

The Charles and Mary Vatterott family, Archbishop Joseph E Ritter and Sister Antona Ebo an African American nun, member of the Franciscans Sisters of St. Mary, were profiled in the coverage and one of them with ties to New Haven.

How Should You Respond To Higher Interest Rates

By Jim Stiles, Edward Jones Financial Advisor in New Haven, Mo.

If the Federal Reserve (Fed) raises short-term interest rates this year, as many financial professionals predict, what will it mean to you? As a consumer, you might experience the “ripple” effects if long-term interest rates eventually follow suit, affecting mortgages and other loans. But as an investor, you might quickly feel the impact of a move by the Fed — especially if you own bonds.

In fact, the value of your existing bonds might drop noticeably if interest rates were to rise. That’s because no one will give you full price for your lower-paying bonds when new bonds are being issued at a higher interest rate. So if you want to sell your bonds, you might have to take a loss on them.

Franklin County R-2 And PTO Team Up To Host Family Reading Nights

Pictures from February’s reading night are courtesy of Teresa Poe.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Franklin County R-2 has been taking steps to encourage students to read more by getting family members involved through a Family Reading Night held monthly.

Each month a different theme is chosen as a way to help broaden student’s knowledge on the many different types of books.  February’s theme reading night theme was “Mixed Up Fairy Tales”, which was held on the 24th.

Luke Gerlemann Name New Haven Middle School February Student Of The Month

Photo courtesy of New Haven School District.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Luke Gerlemann has been selected as the New Haven Middle School February Student Of The Month. Luke works extremely hard at his class work always striving to do his best. He participates well in class.

When Luke gets something wrong, he always wants to know how he can improve his work so he won't make the same mistake again.

ECC To Name Building In Honor Of Founding President

The Multi Purpose building, is pictured in the foreground will be named after founding President. (Photo courtesy of East Central College.)

UNION, Mo. - The East Central College board of trustees unanimously resolved at their March 2 meeting to rename the Multipurpose Building after Dr. Don Shook.  Shook was ECC’s first and longest serving president.

A naming policy instituted in 2009 states that the board may consider naming honors for an individual who had a significant, lasting and measurable impact on the college.  Board president Jim Perry noted that it’s appropriate to honor Shook in this manner based on his long-term commitment to the college.

Shook was hired in August of 1968 to lead East Central Junior College; a position he would hold for the next 18 years.  During that time enrollment grew from 470 when the first classes started in September of 1969 to 2,973 students in the fall of 1986. 

Rosa Saunders (Schannuth) January 1, 1919 - March 4, 2015

Rosa  Saunders, 96, of Hermann, passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mrs. Saunders was born in Case, Missouri on January 1, 1919, the daughter of the late Frank and Dena (Leffolz) Schannuth.

She was the widow of William Joseph Saunders.  They were married June 6, 1942 at Case, Missouri.

Rosa was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Hermann. She was a homemaker and worked at Rock House Cafe.  She also was a caregiver for many people in this area, which she enjoyed doing. She also enjoyed farming, being around animals, riding horses, going on the river and trout line fishing.

Mark Dennis Dierking July 21, 1955 - March 3, 2015

Mark Dennis Dierking, 59, of New Haven,  passed away on Tuesday,  March 3, 2015 at his home.

Mr. Dierking was born in Gerald, Missouri on July 21, 1955, the son of the late Chester and Mildred (Walkenhorst) Dierking.

Mark was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Haven. He worked for Sigma in the maintenance department.

Mark was an avid cyclist and would be seen all around New Haven area riding his bike. One of his greatest interest was being outdoors and he loved watching Nascar. He was like a grandfather to the neighbors children Grace & Liam.

Washington Detectives Investigating A Sudden Death

WASHINGTON, Mo. - Thursday morning Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn released a statement regarding an incident, involving a sudden death that his department is currently investigating.

Chief Hahn said that officers responded in reference to a “Check the Well Being” to the 500 block of West 2nd Street, Wednesday afternoon at 5 p.m.

Free Admission to High School and College Students at Sunday Showing of Selma

UNION, Mo. - Selma, a 2015 Academy Award nominee for best motion picture, will have four showings at the Walt Theatre in downtown New Haven March 6-8.

(Click here for showtimes and moive info.)

Through the sponsorship of East Central College Student Media and Student Activities, high school and college students will be admitted at no charge to the 5 p.m. showing Sunday, March 8.