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New Haven defeats Calvary Lutheran in straight sets 25-9,25-16 to win Class 1 District 9 Championship. (District game will be available to watch tomorrow)


Girl Scout Uses Her Gold Award Project To Help Families Rebuild After House Fires

Samantha Copeland kept her smartphone working overtime as she led and coordinated with other people on her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Psalm 91:1 Care Packages. (Photo courtesy of Charles Bolinger, Communications Assistant.)

Samantha Copeland knows first-hand what it is like to lose her family’s home in a fire then struggle to find necessities for the first 24-48 hours afterward. For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Psalm 91:1 Care Packages, she wants to make sure no one else in her area endures the same issues after future house fires.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest national award that a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador, girls in grades 9-12, can earn.

Susan Lenger HADH's Employee of Second Quarter

Pictured above: Assistant Administrator/Director of Radiology Matt Siebert presents Susan Lenger, OTA/L with hospital Employee of the Second Quarter certificate. (Photo courtesy of HADH)

HERMANN, Mo. - Susan Lenger, OTA/L (Occupational Therapy Assistant in our Rehabilitation Therapy and Home Health department) was selected Employee of 2nd Quarter (April, May, June) by the Employee Appreciation Committee of Hermann Area District Hospital.

The employee of the quarter is selected by a committee of peers based upon the employee going above and beyond for the hospital and the community we serve.  She received a certificate, corsage, and $50 gift certificate to Vintage Restaurant.

Hermann Fitness Source Silver Sneakers® Program

Pictured above: Rosie Branson, June Fricke, Shirley Speckhals, JoAnn Lenger, Darlene Schneider, Henrietta Bader, Ann Reed, Maxine Witte, Audrey Pottebaum, Barb Schutt, Anne Althauser, and Carol Paubel. (Photo courtesy of HADH)

HERMANN, Mo. - The Hermann Fitness Source Silver Sneakers® SilverSplash Program has completed its 7th year; time flies when you’re having fun!

Memorial Service Saturday for Former ECC President Dale Gibson

Pictured left: Dr. Dale Gibson, president of East Central College from 1990 to 1999.

UNION, Mo. - Dr. Dale Gibson, president of East Central College in the 1990s, died Saturday, August 9, following a brief illness. He was 81.  

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, MO.

New Haven Police Issue Stern Warning To Drivers: School Starts Next Week

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - New Haven Police Chief John Sheible would like to remind motorists that the new school year is upon us. As in years past, the officers will be watching for unsafe driving around all schools.

“We’ve noticed that many people don’t seem to understand the area at the Highway 100 and Douglas St. intersection. There is a crosswalk there, and it is well marked with a flashing yellow light and signs. Drivers must yield to people crossing in the crosswalk", said Chief Sheible.

Fire Engulfs Home On Scenic Point Drive

Scenic Point Drive surrounded by smoke as Washington Fire Department works to put out the fire.

WASHINGTON, Mo. – Washington Fire Department responded to a house fire on Scenic Point Drive in Washington, MO earlier today, Monday August 11. 

Washington Fire Chief Bill Helmich said, “We got two 911 calls for a house fully involved on Scenic Point Drive. On our arrival we had fire through the roof, 50 percent of flame and smoke environment, and it was advancing to the rest of the house to the North.”

Gov. Nixon Calls For U.S. Department of Justice Conduct Independent Investigation In Ferguson Shooting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that he has requested that the U.S. Department of Justice conduct an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Mo. on Saturday.
“This morning, I notified St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley that I would be making a formal request to the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an independent investigation into the fatal shooting in Ferguson this past Saturday,” Gov. Nixon said.

Man Walking Across Country Stops In Hermann, New Haven

Norman Horn, pictured above, takes a short break from his walk across the country to take a picture with his Coast 2 Coast FTK cart which holds his supplies for the trip. 

HERMANN, NEW HAVEN, Mo. – Norman Horn, founder of Coast 2 Coast FTK, an organization that helps fight childhood cancer, stopped in Hermann, MO, Friday, August 8 and New Haven, MO, Saturday, August 9, on his way across the country.

Horn stayed overnight at The Stone Giraffe Bed & Breakfast in Hermann Friday before making his way to New Haven the next morning. While in New Haven, Horn stayed at The Flamingo Key. He left this morning, August 10, and is currently on his way to Augusta, MO.

Miss Warren County Crowned 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen

Miss Hanna Keene from Warrenton was named the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen.  Miss Keene received the highest score of 58 contestants vying for the title in the competition.  Miss Keene will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year.

SEDALIA, Mo. –Miss Hanna Keene from Warrenton was named the 2014 Missouri State Fair Queen in a ceremony held yesterday, Aug. 8.

Miss Keene received the highest score of 58 contestants vying for the title in the competition held at 3 p.m. in the Mathewson Exhibition Center.

Miss Keene will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the State Fair and Missouri agriculture throughout the coming year. Winning entries have also been announced in the Fine Arts Department and Opening Day Parade.

Marie C. LaBoube (May 29, 1924 - August 8, 2014)

Marie C. LaBoube, 90, of Hermann passed away Friday, August 8, 2014 at The Arbors at Victorian Place, Washington, MO.

Mrs. LaBoube was born in Litchfield, Illinois on May 29, 1924, the daughter of the late Henry and Theresa (nee Meyer) Meyer.

She was a member of St. Paul's Church Berger, MO. Marie loved to sew, garden and take care of her lawn, she also enjoyed traveling with her husband.

Police Respond For Report Of Large Vicious Turtle

By Kyle  Quick

Is it ironic that the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie hits box offices nationwide on Friday August, 8.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Wednesday morning was far from ordinary for New Haven Police officers after they were dispatched to a residence around 7:10 a.m. for a report of a vicious turtle attempting to bite, ready to attack, and make entry into the home.

When police arrived they located the suspect on the reporting party’s driveway.  Several attempts were made to encourage the large turtle to move by waving a broomstick.  The turtle attacked the broom stick by biting down on it but quickly released the stick.

3rd Annual Screwball Tournament Raises Over $3000 For Alzheimer Association

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New Haven, Mo. – The third annual New Haven Care Center Co-ed Screwball tournament, held last weekend, August 1-2 raised over $3000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

“Once again we had an amazing turnout with a full bracket of 10 teams.  Thank you to everyone who played as well as volunteered their time and helping to make this year a huge success”, said New Haven Care Center Administrator Dottie Pataky.

Deputies Respond To Possible Gunshot Victim Early This Morning

LONEDELL, Mo. - At around 1:09 a.m., on Tuesday, August 5, deputies responded to Mercy Hospital in Washington, Mo. in reference to a possible gunshot victim. Deputies made contact with the victim who is a 19-year-old white male from Lonedell.

The victim stated that he was riding a truck with three other males from the Lonedell and St. Clair area. He stated that he was in the rear of the truck with another subject.