2012 Top Stories

Top stories 2012 number 1: Armed Robbery at Fidelity

The number one story of 2012, as voted by our readers, was the recent robbery at Fidelity and the arrest that came the following day.  A single vote seperated this year's top two stories.

According to officials, a male subject entered Fidelity on November 20, 2012 demanding cash while holding a clerk at gunpoint. The subject then fled around the building. The exact direction was initially unknown.   New Haven officers along with deputies from Franklin County were able to recover evidence while searching the area.

Assistant Police Chief Dan Terry said, “Our officers immediately began searching the area where the subject was reported to have fled too.  Franklin County Deputies assisted in searching the area for any possible evidence.  At the same time we placed Citizens Bank on lockdown along with both the Elementary and High Schools.”

2012 Top Stories number 2: Lady Shamrocks take the sea of green to columbia

Photo by Kaylin Bade
Pictured Lady Shamrocks after defeating Marionville to advance to the State Championship Game.

Only one vote separated our top two stories for 2012, both stories were a rarity of their own kind. Coming in number two was the Lady Shamrocks prolific post season run, playing in the Class 2 Missouri State Championship game.

They were also the first team in school history to advance to Columbia in Class 2.  All of New Haven’s previous Final Four appearances have been in Class 1.

2012 Top Stories number 3: New Haven Basketball's enshrinement into Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Sunday January 29, 2012 New Haven High School’s men’s basketball program became the first basketball program to be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and voted number three to this year's list of top stories.

In 1911 something special began and over a century later Shamrock basketball, both girls and boys, has continued being a special part of the New Haven Community.

New Haven Basketball’s enshrinement into the Sports Hall of Fame would never have been possible without the support from the community, making them just as much members of each team and should consider themselves as Hall of Famers.

2012 Top Stories number 4 - Steinhoff's speech on Luecke's departure during athletic banquet

Athletic Director Ray Steinhoff (right) shakes hands with Coach Dave Luecke (left).

Our Number 4 story of the year receiving 20% of votes is the article written about Ray Steinhoff's speech at New Haven's Sports Banquet.  Since the article was published on May 9th over 2,500 people have read the story and over 700 have watched Steinhoff's speech.

The beginning of 2012 saw New Haven High School in uncharted territories.  Readers voted New Haven Athletic Director Ray Steinhoff’s speech about the departure of varsity girls basketball coach Dave Luecke as our number 4 story of the year.

Let the countdown begin - Top five stories of 2012 Number 5

Evelyn Branson stands next to her birthday cake.

-- First, you may be interested in how many people visit Quick News.  During 2012 Quick News has published over 1,700 stories in which readers have read over 650,000 times and people from all over the world have visited Quick News over 300,00 times.

-- Starting our countdown at number 5 is “Evelyn Branson celebrates 95 years with four generations of her family”.

A portion of our story about Mrs. Branson included a 45-minute interview the day before her family celebrated her 95th birthday.  Here is that portion or if you would like to read the full story click here.

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