Stone Hill Winery Awarded Governor's Cup And C.V. Riley For Second Straight Year

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HERMANN, Mo - The 2014 Missouri Governor's Cup top honors were awarded to Stone Hill Winery for their 2012 Cross J Vineyard Norton.  This prestigious wine also took home the top honors of C.V. Riley Award for Best Norton and the designation of Best of Class Dry Red wine.

This marks the second straight year Stone Hill Winery won both the Governor’s Cup and C.V. Riley Award after winning both awards last year for their 2011 Estate Bottled Norton.

The Missouri Wine Competition is a premier competition designed to recognize and promote quality wines made in the state.

Damond Dale Thomas (January 18, 1943 - July 21, 2014)

Damond Dale Thomas, 71, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 at Boone Hospital, Columbia, Missouri.

Mr. Thomas was born in Americus, Missouri on January 18, 1943, the son of the late Sidney and Gussie (Lee) Thomas.

He was the widower of Marilyn Louise (Heiple) Thomas.

Damond worked for over 30 years for A.P. Green of Mexico, Missouri. He was a member of the Hermann Eagles. He enjoyed relaxing and sitting down with friends and drinking a cold beer and playing poker. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and working on old cars.

Raymond C. Hulsey, Jr. (December 27, 1938 - July 18, 2014)

Raymond C. Hulsey, Jr., 75, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Friday, July 18, 2014 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mr. Hulsey was born in St. Louis, Missouri on December 12, 1938, the son of the late Raymond Hulsey, Sr. and Marie (Bourbon) Hulsey. He was the wife of Ruth (Hoerstkamp) Hulsey. They were married on November 8, 2003 at Hermann, Missouri. Ruth survives in rural Hermann, Missouri. Raymond (Chalk) is also survived by a daughter Christy(Terry) Coon of Villa Ridge, a daughter Patricia(Larry) Barbaglia of Florrisant, Missouri, a granddaughter Isabella Barbaglia of Florrisant, Missouri, and a step-son Benjamin Lloyd of rural Hermann, Missouri. He was proceeded in death by 3 brothers Lloyd L. Hulsey, Elbert D. Hulsey, and Donald G. Hulsey.

Lions Club Makes Donation to Crusade Against Cancer

Pictured: Dan McKinney, Treasurer of Hermann Lions Club presents a check for $300 to Paula Pierce, Chairperson of Crusade Against Cancer.

HERMANN, Mo. - The Hermann Lions Club recently made a $300 donation to the Hermann Area Crusade Against Cancer.  The Lions Club raised the money by selling brats and kettle popcorn at the Crusade a Against Cancer fundraiser held in June.

One Airlifted In Fatal Head-On Crash

Washington Fire Crews had to extricate the driver of the vehicle pictured above and was airlifted to Mercy Medical Center in Creve Ceour, Mo.

WASHINGTON, Mo. - Late Wednesday afternoon at approximately 3:41 p.m. Washington Fire and EMS crews responded to Highway 100 and Bluff Road (just east of Highway 185) for a head-on crash involving two cars.

Highway 100 shutdown in both directions for nearly four hours while the MSHP crash reconstruction team conducted an investigation as to the cause of the accident.

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Highway 100 Has Been Reopened After Vehicle Crash

Pictured:  Westbound traffic backed up nearly a mile from the accident scene.

7:56 p.m. Highway 100 has reopened in both lanes. (Click here to read complete story)
Washington, Mo. - 5:31 p.m. - A motor vehicle accident that occurred at approximately 3:40 p.m. this afternoon has left  Highway 100 shutdown at Bluff Road just east of Highway 185 and is expected to be shutdown for several hours, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

ADM Makes $2.400 Donation To St. George School

Pictured left to right:  Micah Jensen, manager at Archer Daniels Midland Company in Rhineland, Mo. presents $2,400 donation to Kim Hoemann, science and math teacher at St. George School. (Photo courtesy of St. George School)

HERMANN, Mo. - Archer Daniels Midland Company recently donated $2,400 to St. George School through Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) Cares social investment program, which directs funds to initiatives and organizations that drive meaningful social, economic and environmental progress worldwide.

The program comprises of three distinct focus areas: supporting the responsible development of agriculture, improving the quality of life in ADM communities and fostering employee giving and volunteer activities.

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.

Helen Brandenburg Barks (October 3, 1936 - June 27, 2014)

Helen Brandenburg Barks died June 27, 2014 in Frene Valley Health Center at the age of 77 years. She was born October 3, 1936, in St. Louis, Missouri to Fred & Marie (Schuetz) Brandenburg.

Helen grew up in Overland, a suburb of St. Louis, and graduated from Ritenour High School. A second home was her family church, Calvary E & R/ U.C.C. From childhood she was integrally involved in the life of the church. Her singing voice was outstanding. Beginning in grade school she was a soloist at school and church, and was always involved in school, church and community choirs.

On December 28, 1957 she was married to Lyman Barks. They were married for 32 years, during which time they were central leaders in youth work at the church.

Reduction And Cessation Of QuickNewsNow

By Kyle Quick

When QuickNewsNow first began, I never could have imagined that three years later readers would have visited our site over 1.1 million times, and viewed over 2.4 million articles.  This is one of the reasons why it has been an extremely difficult decision for me to get out of the news business strictly for personal reasons.

Before explaining the possible future of QuickNewsNow, I must first thank our loyal advertisers and readers.  Without your continued support QuickNewsNow would not have grown into what is today.

Fastpitch Returns to New Haven with 14th Annual Black Gold Softball Classic

Black Gold after their highest finish ever in the Kelso Klassic.  Front row from left: Jake Johnson, Jake Murphy, Cullen Speckhals, Terry Coon, Dean Haeffner, Justin Wurtz.   Back row from left:  Jay Daugherty, Scott Borcherding, Matt Benz, Eric Steinbeck, Kurt Speckhals, Allen Speckhals, Brad Johnson. (Photo courtesy of Matt Benz)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The annual Black Gold Softball Tournament returns to New Haven City Park this coming weekend on Saturday June 28th and Sunday June 29th.   An annual fastpitch tournament in the area dates back to the 1960’s with the New Haven Cubs tournament.  After the Cubs folded in 1999, the Black Gold Softball Classic was started.  It was played in the Hermann area for nearly 10 years before returning to New Haven last year.

Road Closure ALERT: Highway H Little Berger Creek Bridge Replacement To Begin Monday June 23

GASCONADE COUNTY, Mo. - Beginning on Monday June 23 contractors working for the Missouri Department of Transportation will begin work to replace the Highway H bridge over Little Berger Creek in Gasconade County.  (Below we have provided additional information regarding alternative routes.)

Ruby Jackisch (January 21, 1922 - June 18, 2014)

Ruby Jackisch, 92, of Hermann, Missouri, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mrs. Jackisch was born in Rhineland, Missouri on January 21, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Parker and Louise (Theissen) Stiers. Ruby lived in Kansas City, Kansas for two years. She then moved to Washington, Missouri and lived there for 34 years. She moved to Hermann in 1972.