International Honor Society Inducts New Student Members - Two NHHS Graduates Among List

New elected leadership of the Chi Delta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society.

UNION, Mo. - Forty-five students were inducted into the local chapter. Since the chapter was chartered in November 1970, 3,323 students have been inducted, including 8 honorary members.

The ceremony also featured a keynote address by Shirley Scarborough, who also serves as the co-advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Missouri Alumni Association.

BREAKING NEWS: Ameren Says It Will Be Afternoon Until Power Fully Restored In Union-Villa Ridge Areas

East Central College's power has been restored and the campus will reopen at 10:00 a.m.

UPDATED:  9:40 a.m.

UNION, Mo. - QuickNewsNow just spoke Ameren’s Kent Martin about this morning’s storms that ripped through the Union and Villa Ridge areas around 6 a.m. leaving approximately 7,200 Ameren customer’s without power in these areas.

Kent said, “The storms knocked out our Bourbeuse substation, which was the main cause of the outage.  We were able to bring the substation back up which restored power to about ⅔.  As of right now (9:20 a.m.) there are about 2,579 still without power.”

Kent to QNN that brining the substation back online restored power to most customers however the storm caused a lot of “lines to be brought down by trees etc.  But when lines are down it takes a little bit longer because our crews have to physically get out in the field and put them back up.”

Megan Fitts Receives East Central College Outstanding Student Award

Megan Fitts of Pacific received East Central College’s Outstanding Student Award for 2014 at East Central College’s May 17 commencement ceremony.  Shown, left to right, are Janet Fitts, mother; Megan Fitts, Tom Fitts, father; and Cookie Hays, vice president of student development at ECC. (Photo by ECC photography.)

UNION, MO. - The annual Outstanding Student Award is the highest award given to a graduate of East Central College.  The honoree is chosen by a vote of the faculty and staff after thoughtful consideration of his or her academic achievement and participation in campus and community activities.

Union Man At Large For Burglary And Sexual Abuse - Union PD Asking For Public’s Help

UNION, Mo. - Vennie H. Dowel,(Pictured on left) 34-year-old white male, previously from Union, Mo is currently at large and has been charged with Burglary 1st Degree and Sexual Abuse 1st Degree.

The Union Police Department is asking for anyone with information about the whereabouts of Dowel to contact the Union Police Department at 636-583-3700 or 636-583-2560.

Dowel has been charged in a case that began on Sunday May 11 when a 30-year-old female reported being assaulted while working at a store located at 810 N. Church St in Union, Mo.

The victim told police the incident had taken place on Saturday and described the suspect as a white male approximately 40 years old, approximately 6'4'' tall and "stocky" built but was not “fat".

BREAKING NEWS: ECC Lady Falcons Sweep Murray State Advance To National NJCAA Softball Tournament

Photo of East Central College's District J Softball Champions is courtesy of Craig Monzyk.

Union, Mo. - The East Central Lady Falcons (32-20) knocked off Murray State in this afternoon’s District J series to advance to the NJCAA Division II National Softball Tournament in Clinton, MS, May 14-17.

Union FFA Receives A Top Chapter Awards

COLUMBIA, Mo. - On Friday the Union FFA placed 20th out of 334 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 86th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year.

Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. The Union FFA Chapter advisors are Shyla Baxter, Danielle Blair, David Brooks, Heather Eberlin and Kyle Mabury.

Earth Day Celebration April 26 at ECC

UNION, Mo. - Many hands-on activities for children will highlight the Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 26, at East Central College.  The free event will be held from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building at the college campus in Union.

Children will have the opportunity to plant samplings, enjoy safe solar viewing, learn about recycling and repurposing and also learn about animal and their habitats.  There will be a variety of games focused on protecting the earth’s natural resources.

Shamrocks Drop Fourth Straight in 16-0 Loss To Sullivan

Kyle Ruediger leads the team in hitting with a .304 season average.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - In New Haven’s (2-7) last three games they’ve committed 12 errors and have gone 9-68 from the plate, striking out 35 times and one of Coach Jim Scheer’s biggest concern are the 15 times they’ve struck out looking.

On a positive not for New Haven has been their pitching with the exception to a hitting clinic Sullivan put on in Monday’s loss, racking up 16 hits in five innings.

Scheer said, “Our pitching has been ok but our defense has not lived up to really where I think we should be defensively.  We’ve given up way to many unearned runs and Monday we just played against a good hitting team in Sullivan.”

The Shamrocks four straight losses came at the hands of Hermann(14-8), St. James(4-2), Union(4-1), and then Sullivan. (Game summary bellows)