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Two Civilians Receive Life Saving Award At Annual Fire Department Award Ceremony

Pictured on left is Bob Maynard and far right Scott Klahn with Stacy and Kimberly Jones.

By Kelly Hoffmann

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The New Haven/Berger Fire Department held its annual award ceremony, Saturday, Dec. 6 at the American Legion in New Haven where two individuals received the Life Saving Award.

Donna Jean Theissen August 14, 1941 - December 9, 2014

Donna  Jean  Theissen, 73, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri.

Mrs. Theissen was born in Washington, Missouri on August 14, 1941, the daughter of the late Robert P. and Mildred J. (Gueltzau) Findlay.

She was the widow of Donald D. "Buck" Theissen.  They were married February 12, 1964 at Hermann United Methodist Church.  Buck preceded her in death on August 8, 2005.

This Year's Deer Harvest Ahead Of 2013 - Franklin County Second Most

Deer checked during the antlerless portion of firearms hunting season put the total harvest above last year’s figure. (Photo by Kyle Quick)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.– Hunters checked 9,107 deer during the antlerless portion of Missouri’s firearms deer season, bringing this year’s tally to 194,997.

Top harvest counties for the antlerless portion were Pike with 287 deer checked, Callaway with 283 and Macon with 257.

New Haven Garden Club Lights Up Community Christmas Tree

Pictured are members of the New Haven Garden Club Who volunteered  their time decorating the New Haven Community Christmas tree in downtown New Haven. (Photo courtesy of  Rosalie Laune.)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - This past Saturday after members of the New Haven Garden Club spent the afternoon adding Christmas decorations to the New Haven Community Christmas Tree; they held a tree lighting ceremony later that evening.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Cracking Down On Holiday DUI

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - To Reduce Substance-Impaired Driving Fatalities the “Holiday DWI Crackdown” Campaign Will Target Substance-Impaired Drivers in Franklin County.

Beginning mid-December through New Year's Day, Deputies will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide "Holiday DWI Campaign" crackdown on substance-impaired driving

Ruediger’s Career High Lifts New Haven past Montgomery County 77-60

Montgomery County, Mo. - Kyle Ruediger exploded for a career high 35 points on 14-18 from the field and was named the Montgomery County Tournament MVP, leading New Haven to a 77-60 win over Montgomery County in Saturday’s Consolation game.

Jared Horstmann contributed a career high 18 points and was a perfect 8-8 from the field.

Irene L. Brooks September 17, 1930 - December 3, 2014

Irene  L.  Brooks, 84, of Hermann, Missouri,
passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at her daughter's home in Rhineland, Missouri.

Mrs. Brooks was born in California, Missouri on September 17, 1930, the daughter of the late Lloyd Calvin and Mandia Ellen (Taylor) Smith.

She was the widow of James W. Brooks.   They were married September 5, 1953 at Montgomery City, Missouri.  James preceded her in death on June 23, 1991.

ABC’s & 123’s Preschool Receives Prestigious Recognition By Missouri Accreditation

ABC’s & 123’s Preschool will stay open until 6 p.m. as of Dec. 1, 2014.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - In September ABC’s & 123’s Preschool Learning Center in New Haven achieved recognition of excellence through Missouri Accreditation.  This distinguishes ABC’s & 123’s as an exemplary program offering high quality programming to children of Missouri.

Patricia Joy Buschmann May 15, 1941 - November 26, 2014

Patricia Joy Buschmann (nee Keller), 73, of Hermann, died Wednesday, November 26, 2014. She was born to the late Richard and Bernice Keller on May 15, 1941 in New Haven Missouri. 

Pat was part of the last graduating class of the Excelsior school in New Haven in 1956 and graduated from New Haven High School in 1960. She attended the University of Missouri and soon after lived and worked in St. Louis in the field of cost accounting.