Happy Flag Day - 200th Anniversary Of Star Spangled Banner

Photo by Kyle Quick of the American Flag next to the Pepsi Main Stage at the 2013 Washington Town and Country Fair.

June 14th National Flag Day - What would life be like without symbols? We often use simple pictures to show complex ideas, with something small representing something big. Wedding rings mean marriage. Mobile phone icons lead to us take action. Flags represent nations.

Elfrieda G. Allersmeyer (April 6, 1916 - June 13, 2014)

Elfrieda G. Fallbeck Allersmeyer, age 98, of New Haven, MO, passed away on Friday, June 13, 2014, at De Greeff Hospice House in St. Louis.

Mrs. Allersmeyer was born April 6, 1916, in Berger, MO, the daughter of the late William and Antonia (nee Kuntzsch) Fallbeck.

She was the wife of Elmer Allersmeyer, who passed away on April 1, 2000. They were married October 25, 1950, in Anderson, MO.

Third And Fourth Graders Celebrate Father’s Day At Summer School - Desserts With Dad

Along with having dessert, dads and their daughter/son played several games of BINGO and some dads brought along their dad as pictured above. (Check out our photo slideshow below.)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Because Father’s Day always recognized after school has already let out for the summer, New Haven Elementary Summer School’s third and fourth graders wanted to do something as a way of honoring their dad.

Gov. Nixon Orders Flags To Half-Staff Monday In Honor Of Fallen Soldier From Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered that the U.S. and Missouri flags at state buildings in all 114 counties and the City of St. Louis be flown at half-staff on June 16 to honor the bravery and sacrifice of Specialist Matthew H. Walker.

Specialist Walker, age 20, of Hillsboro, was a soldier in the United States Army serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He died on June 5 while serving his country in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

Sixteenth Annual HADH Auxiliary Golf Tournament Raises $7,400

Pictured are this year’s Tournament Champions, (left to right) “Stock Team” Abbey Timmerberg, Doug Stock, and Amanda Booth who shot a 61. (Golf tournament photo slide show below)

HERMANN, Mo. - The 16th Annual Hermann Area District Hospital /Auxiliary golf tournament once again was a success thanks to the 26 three person teams participating and over 40 sponsors and contributors, a total of $7,400 was raised.

A portion of the funds raised will be used to purchase a Bio-Feedback unit for the Therapy Department, use for bladder control therapy.

Deann Dorothy Otten (August 21, 1943 - June 11, 2014)

Deann Dorothy Otten, 70, of Morrison, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Otten was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 21, 1943, the daughter of the late D. Gene and Ruth (Klann) Kozinski.

Deann was baptized at Zion Lutheran Church on September 12, 1943. She was confirmed there also on May 20, 1956. She was a graduate of Concordia Teachers College River Forest.

She was the wife of Carl Otten. They were married in June of 1965 at Zion Lutheran Church. Carl survives in Morrison.

Gasconade County R-I School Board Receives 2014 MSBA Governance Team Award

Pictured:(right) Board member and MSBA Delegate for the Gasconade County R-I School Board, Ken Lerbs, accepts the award from Executive Director of MSBA Dr. Carter Ward. (Photo courtesy of Superintendent Chris Neale)

HERMANN, Mo. - The Gasconade County R-I School Board was one of Twenty-One Missouri School Board to receive the Missouri School Board Association’s Governance Team Award.

This prestigious award is based on those school boards’ outstanding commitment to ongoing professional development in areas such as student achievement, school law, finance, board operations, and contemporary issues in education.

Eloise J. Linkinhoker (April 12, 1938 - June 11, 2014)

Eloise  J.  Linkinhoker, 76, of New Haven, Mo, passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at her home.

Mrs. Linkinhoker was born April 12, 1938 at New Haven, Missouri, the daughter of the late August and Flora Belle (Trost) Seitter.

Eloise is survived by three sons, Edward Linkinhoker & wife Gwen of New Haven, Warren Linkinhoker of Gerald and Jeffery Linkinhoker & wife Laura of Kansas City, Missouri, three brothers Arnold Seitter & wife Marilyn, Glen Seitter & wife Georgia and Edward Seitter all of New Haven,  by a granddaughter Christina Gilbert & husband Jason of New Haven, grandson Jason Linkinhoker & wife Alexandria of New Haven, granddaughter Megan Perry & husband Dakota of Fairbanks, Alaska, great grandchildren Benjamin & Matthew Gilbert of New Haven, William Linkinhoker of New Haven and Emmaleigh Perry of Fairbanks, Alaska.  She is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Emerson "Skip" and Melvin Seitter and a sister Rose Brune.

Lynne S. Crouch (February 8, 1962 - June 10, 2014)

Lynne S. Crouch, 52, of Hermann, Mo, passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Frene Valley Health Center.

Mrs. Crouch was born in Houston, Texas on February 8, 1962, the daughter of the late Charles and Pattie (Shearon) Scott.

Lynne is survived by her three sons, Justin Reynolds & wife Misty of Hermann, Daniel Reynolds of Hermann and Kody Baker of Rhineland, by two sisters Sherry Englert & husband Larry of Rhineland and Milo Vaness of Ripley, Tennessee and by a granddaughter Aubrey Reynolds of Hermann. She is preceded in death by her parents.

Gov. Nixon Vetoes "Special Interest Breaks" In Final Hours Of Legislative Session

"Fiscally irresponsible carve-outs were not accounted for in the budget passed by the General Assembly or in the budgets of local jurisdictions they would impact", said Nixon.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon today vetoed legislation containing more than a dozen special breaks and exemptions passed in the final hours of the legislative session.

These special interest carve-outs would reduce state and local revenues by up to $776 million annually and were not accounted for in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget passed by the legislature or in the budgets of the local jurisdictions they would impact.

In a letter addressed to members of the General Assembly, the Governor faulted the legislature for ignoring the legislative process and adding new loopholes to the tax code that will shift a greater tax burden to the majority of taxpayers.

Man Takes His Own Life - No Foul Play Suspected

BERGER, Mo. - Tuesday afternoon at approximately 1:00 PM, Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke said earlier this morning that deputies responded to a residence in the 7000 block of Zero Road in reference to a gunshot victim.

The investigation revealed that Merle Winford Jr. a white male, age 53 from Jonesburg, Mo, had suffered what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest.