Hilda Bertha Tessmer (August 27, 1909 - July 2, 2014)

Hilda Bertha Tessmer, 104, of New Haven, Mo., passed away on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at New Haven Care Center.

Mrs. Tessmer was born in New Haven, Missouri on August 27, 1909, the daughter of the late Henry and Lena (Wolff) Berghorn.

She was the widow of Gilmore Tessmer. They were married October 18, 1936 at Washington, Missouri.

BREAKING NEWS: Missing Children Found Unharmed After Massive 4 Hour Search

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -  According to Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke, at approximately 3:20 p.m. this afternoon they received a report that two 13-year-old children had gone missing from a camp ground in western Franklin County.

Franklin County Deputies, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Conservation Agents, firefighters from several departments responded, along with air support provided by the St. Louis County Police immediately began searching for the two missing children.

Toelke said in a statement that two families from Jefferson County were camping at the Little Indian Creek Camp Ground off Hwy K in southwestern Franklin County.

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.