UPDATED: Deputy Avoids Head-On Crash Results In High Speed Chase

UPDATED: 3:43 P.M.
-Franklin County Prosecutor, Bob Parks, issued charges today against Robert Bean of Lonedell in relation to yesterday's high-speed pursuit.

Bean has been charged with assaulting a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, resisting arrest and DWI.  His bond has been set at $40,000.00 cash only.

Wed. July 2 at 8:55 p.m. - This morning Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said that Tuesday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m., a Franklin County Deputy was traveling west on Hwy O near St. Mary’s Road Intersection. 

2014 Horsin’ Around Fun Show Huge Success

Photos courtesy of Dawn Jones

RHINELAND, Mo. - The third annual Horsin’ Around Fun Show, held June 7, 2014, was a shining success despite severe storms and heavy rain during the event. The show took place in Rhineland at the City Park. With the help of many volunteers from the local community, kids and adults from the region participated in more than 40 competitive courses throughout the day.

MU Study Finds Plants Respond To Vibrations Caused By Insects' Chewing

Story Contacts: Jeff Sossamon, sossamonj@missouri.edu; Roger Meissen, MeissenR@missouri.edu

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Previous studies have suggested that plant growth can be influenced by sound and that plants respond to wind and touch. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, in a collaboration that brings together audio and chemical analysis, have determined that plants respond to the sounds that caterpillars make when eating plants and that the plants respond with more defenses.

Could You Afford to Live to 100

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

Here’s an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the United States has grown about 66%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Of course, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a good chance of living to 100 — but the possibility may not be as remote as it once was. In any case, if you do plan to retire in your mid-60s, and you are in good health, you may well have two, or even three, decades ahead of you. To enjoy this time to the fullest — and to help prevent the possibility of outliving your financial resources — you will need to invest for income and growth throughout your retirement years.

Brenda Bailey Receives Head For The Cure’s Keeping The Faith Award

Pictured:  Brenda Bailey after receiving the “Keeping the Faith Award” at Sundays Head for the Cure 5k.

By: Kyle Quick

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Over a year has passed since Brenda Bailey was diagnosed with brain cancer.  Sunday morning, Brenda along with “Brenda’s Brigade”, comprised of 17 family and friends, took part in the Annual Head for the Cure 5K at Forest Park.

Every year at each 5K event, the Head for the Cure Foundation pays tribute to four extraordinary individuals by awarding them their “Keeping the Faith Award”.

Recipients are selected from nominations submitted by their loved ones and then on race day the winners are announced.

Black-Gold Takes Second Place After Dropping Two Straight To Pickneyville

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - After a solid win over Kelso to advance into this afternoon’s championship game, Black-Gold needed just one win to take first place in their own tournament for the first time since 2009.

In a double elimination tournament, the Pickneyville Falcons would hand Black-Gold their first loss on the weekend, 10-3, forcing a second and decisive championship game.

Justin Wurtz (pictured left) did all he could to give Black-Gold a boost, but it wasn't enough to get past Pickneyville, as Black-Gold lost 8-6, taking second place.

Great Pitching Leads Black-Gold Past Kelso 3-0 And Into Championship Game

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - An impressive effort by Eric Steinbeck hoisted Black-Gold to a 3-0 win in seven innings over Kelso Fastpitch and into the championship game later this afternoon.

Steinbeck held Kelso to just three hits, striking out 11 over seven shutout innings.

Black-Gold scored three runs in the first inning to build an early lead. They scored in the first on an RBI single by Brad Johnson and a two-run single by Dean Haeffner.

Black-Gold Defeats Pickneyville Falcons After Fifth Inning Rally, 7-4

Eric Steinbeck (27) and Brad Johnson high-five after Johnson’s fifth inning in-the-park two-run homer.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - After five lead changes in Saturday's second round game at Lions Field, Black-Gold finally pulled out a 7-4 win over Pickneyville Falcons to advance into Sunday’s semifinal game.

Black-Gold pulled off the comeback win, scoring four runs in the fifth after trailing 3-1. Black-Gold went up for good on an RBI single by Kurt Speckhals, scoring the go-ahead run, Cullen Speckhals, to take a 4-3 lead.

Black-Gold Cruises To 8-1 Win Over Artisan Construction In First Round Game

Dean Haeffner strokes a two out triple in the first innning, knocking in two runs and a 3-0 lead for Black-Gold.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Black-Gold cruised to an easy 8-1 win in five innings in Saturday’s first round game of the 14th Annual Black-Gold Tournament.

Black-Gold scored in the fourth on , an RBI double by Justin Wurtz, an RBI single by Brad Johnson.

Eric Steinbeck struck out 11, paving the way for a Black-Gold win. Eric allowed one earned run, two hits and no walks over five innings.  Steinbeck struck out the first eight batters faced, retiring  10 straight.

Luecke And Parsons Named To MU Of Science And Technology Honor’s List

ROLLA, Mo. - New Haven High School Graduates Ben Luecke and Wyatt Parsons were named to Missouri University of Science and Technology Honor’s List for the 2014 Spring semester, which was released on Thursday.

Luecke, a freshman at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo is currently working towards a degree in Engineering.

Helen Brandenburg Barks (October 3, 1936 - June 27, 2014)

Helen Brandenburg Barks died June 27, 2014 in Frene Valley Health Center at the age of 77 years. She was born October 3, 1936, in St. Louis, Missouri to Fred & Marie (Schuetz) Brandenburg.

Helen grew up in Overland, a suburb of St. Louis, and graduated from Ritenour High School. A second home was her family church, Calvary E & R/ U.C.C. From childhood she was integrally involved in the life of the church. Her singing voice was outstanding. Beginning in grade school she was a soloist at school and church, and was always involved in school, church and community choirs.

On December 28, 1957 she was married to Lyman Barks. They were married for 32 years, during which time they were central leaders in youth work at the church.

Coach Ray Steinhoff’s Career From Start To Finish

By Kyle Quick

Over the course of his 30 years as New Haven’s Head Basketball Coach, Ray Steinhoff has become an icon not only in New Haven, but throughout the state of Missouri due to his success, humility, kindness, and innate ability to teach something special to every player who joined one of his teams.

I sat down with Steinhoff shortly after he announced his retirement, talking about what sparked his interest in coaching from the individual who had the greatest impact on his coaching career to some of his memorable moments.

Love of basketball began in a hay loft.

Growing up on a farm in St. Charles, Mo. Steinhoff was the youngest of seven (5 brothers and one sister) and recalls his love of basketball fostering at a young age in a hay loft where he and his brothers built a basketball court.