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New Haven Graduate Becky Buhr Recognized As An Outstanding Young Professional

Pictured with Becky Buhr are President/CEO of Bank of Franklin County Bob Dobsch and  Executive Director of the Franklin County Area United Way Kim Strubberg who nominated Buhr to the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce's Outstanding Young Professionals.
Photo courtesy of Dorothy Schowe.

By Kyle Quick
Becky Buhr, 31, was one of 13 individuals recognized as an Outstanding Young Professional by the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 24th.

Buhr, 31, graduated from New Haven High School in 2000 and was the Valedictorian of her graduating class.  While attending the University of Missouri-Columbia, she began working part-time at Bank of Franklin County (BOF) where today she is the bank's asset and liability manager.

Sharon Heberle, RN Retires From HADH

Pictured: HADH Administrator Dan McKinney presents Sharon Heberle, RN with gift certificate. (Photo courtesy of HADH.)

Hermann, Mo. - The surgery department held a retirement reception (August 31, 2013) for Sharon Heberle, RN.   There were gifts from her co-workers, cake, and the hospital gave her a $50 gift certificate to “Vintage Restaurant”.

Sharon began her nursing career at Cardinal Glennon in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).  Her time there was from 1990 to 2000.  Her next move was to get closer to home.  Gasconade-Osage Health Department became her employer from 2000-2004.

Allen Scheer Wins Third Straight - One Pull Before Winning Season Points Title

Allen Scheer and the Missouri Mule pick up another win at Rhineland Tractor Pull.

Rhineland, Mo. - Unlike most pulling tractors, which are easily identified by the fancy lettering plastered along the side, Allen Scheer prefers the “plain Jane" look, which is fitting for the Missouri Mule since there is nothing fancy about a jackass.

On the final day in August as storms ripped through New Haven, Scheer stormed down the track at the Rhineland Tractor Pull to win his third straight pull and eighth of the year in the 8500lb Limited Pro Stock class.

Rosebud Toddler Confronts Cancer While Uniting Her Community

By Kaylin Bade

Rosebud, Mo. – Three-year-old Julia Stone, also known as Juls, of Rosebud was diagnosed approximately six weeks ago with stage four Ewing Sarcoma, a rare form of childhood bone cancer.   The cancer is affecting her liver, lymph nodes, and lungs, as well as having a mass in her leg.

While she is in a fight for her life, she has brought together the communities of Rosebud and Owensville, as well as Gasconade and Franklin Counties, and beyond.

86 Canoes Brave The Missouri During The 2013 Race For The Rivers

By Kaylin Bade.

St. Charles, Mo. -
The 2013 Race for the Rivers was an exciting ride as sixty canoes splashed through the 20-mile race from Weldon Spring and twenty-six braved the 40-mile race down the Missouri River from Washington, all ending up at Frontier Park in St. Charles.

The event, held on August 24, was completed with a festival at Frontier Park, bursting with activities, music, food, and fun.  The race was sanctioned by the United States Canoe Association.

Courageous - Story Of How Brain Cancer Was A Blessing From God

Photos courtesy of Tyann Marcink along with numerous family members.

Pictured is Brenda and two daughters, Ashleigh (left) and Kristina (right) after watching their mom throw out the first pitch at Busch Stadium.

By Kyle Quick

On Sunday August 25th, Brenda Bailey was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Being a die-hard Cardinals fan, it had always been a dream of hers to step foot on the field at Busch Stadium; but throwing out the first pitch was more than she could ever had hoped for, and more than anything, she felt blessed to be alive.

Three months prior, on Friday, May 17, Brenda's life would be forever changed. After having three weeks of severe migraines Brenda had an MRI done which revealed a mass on her brain.  Brenda said, "I thought to myself a mass... ok it's probably no big deal."

Brenda will tell you she's been blessed to have so many wonderful people in her life but none greater than her two daughters, Ashleigh and Kristina, "her girls".

Allen Scheer Wins Missouri State Fair Tractor Pull And Points Leader In X-Caliber Pulling

Allen Scheer picks up seventh win on the year, remains season points leader in 8500lb Limited Pro Stock

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. It's taken Allen Scheer 12 years building and fine tuning his John Deer 4520 and now all the hard work is paying off and in a big way, "this year has by far been our best year ever," as Scheer is the current points leader of the 8500lb Limited Pro Stock Class for the X-Caliber Pulling Association.  Just two pulls remain and Scheer is in the driver's seat hoping to become the first puller in X-Caliber history to win with a John Deer.

Last Monday at the start of the Missouri State Fair's Tractor Pull the Missouri Mule was just another tractor to most but after the 8500lb Limited Pro Stock Class everyone knew who Allen Scheer and the Missouri Mule were as Scheer not only won his class but out pulled some of the top tractors from across the country.

Gun Stolen 16 Yeas Ago Is Found And Returned To Owner

Joe Bennet holds a gun he had stolen 16 years ago after New Haven Police happily returned the riffle after St. Louis Police recovered it during a drug raid.

New Haven, Mo. - On Saturday, April 12th, 1997, Joe Bennett had two guns stolen during a burglary; a shotgun with an additional interchangeable barrel and the second being a Chinese made SKS assault-style rifle.
Rarely do victims of a burglary have any of their items returned, especially 16 years later.

On Thursday Assistant Chief Dan Terry returned Bennet's SKS rifle after St. Louis Police conducted a raid on a suspected drug dealer in 2010 where they found the missing SKS rifle.

Judy Brock Retires From New Haven Scenic Regional Library After 23 Years

Pictured left to right: Kam Rohrbach, Kate Haynes, Wanda Walkenhorst, Sallie Hancoy, Judy Brock, Carolyn Scheer, Ruth Lord, Christy Schink, and Jamie Summers.

By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. - Over the past 23 years, many things have changed at the New Haven Scenic Regional Library except  the person sitting behind the desk greeting you as you walk through the doors. This exceptional librarian was Judy Brock.

This afternoon at New Haven's Library, family, friends, and co-workers celebrated as Brock begins a new chapter in her life titled "Retirement."

Officially, Thursday, August 8th will be her final day after beginning her library career in 1989.

Future 5-Year-Old Accordion Artist Discovered At Stone Hill Winery Cajun Concert

Pictured left is 5-year-old Jake Ritter at Stone Hill Winery's Cajun Concert.

By Kyle Quick

Hermann, Mo. - It was smokin' hot on the hill at Stone Hill Winery's 24th Annual Cajun Concert last weekend to the point you may have thought you were no longer in Missouri.

Listening to Ed Gary and the Louisiana Cajun Aces, a Cajun band from the bayous of Louisiana play toe-tappin' bayou music and the mouth-watering Cajun cuisines created as close of a Louisiana atmosphere you could find anywhere in Missouri.

Known for their award winning wines and largest underground Cellars in North America, Stone Hill Winery may be known as the place where 5-year-old Accordion playing Phoneme, Jake Ritter was discovered.