Franklin County MO

Blunt To Deliver Commencement Address At ECC

UNION, Mo. - United States Senator Roy Blunt will deliver the address at East Central College’s forty-fourth annual spring commencement Saturday, May 17.  The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Multipurpose Building on the ECC campus in Union.

Blunt served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years prior to his election to the Senate in 2010.  He is a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee; the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Senate Armed Services Committee; and the Senate Rules Committee.

Blunt serves as the ranking Republican on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies.  He is also the ranking Republican on the Commerce Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security.

Information On Scenic Regional Library Proposed 10-Cent Tax Levy

Letter to Editor
By Steve Campbell

Scenic Regional Library has a tax levy measure on the April 8 ballot and if the measure passes our first priority is a new facility in New Haven.

Most people find it almost unbelievable that the library hasn’t had a single tax increase in its entire 55-year history; it’s still operating with the same 10-cent levy it began with in 1959.  It’s no surprise that compared to other libraries, Scenic Regional is poorly funded.

Among 133 public libraries, its tax rate is the third-lowest in Missouri. And while schools also receive federal funds, 96% of the library’s revenue is derived from local property tax. The library doesn’t receive any federal funds and very little money from the state.

Habitat For Humanity Seeking Applicants For Home In New Haven, MO

Pictured above, the foundation for the home being built has already been poured and is located on Orchard Street, off of Miller Street.  Click here to download application.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, MO, Inc. is seeking applicants to apply for a home in New Haven, Mo.

Applications are available by phoning the Habitat office at 636-583-1020 and leave your name and address on the answering machine, or request by mail at Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County, P.O. Box 178, Union, MO  63084.

County Board to host Disability Awareness Fair This Thursday

UNION, Mo. - On Thursday March 20, 2014, the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board and Developmental Services of Franklin County will host a disabilities awareness event that will be open to the public and free of charge.  The event will be held from 3-7 p.m. at the Developmental Services North location, 1281 N. Highway 47 in Union.

The event will feature information about a wide range of services for individuals with disabilities and professional staff will be on hand to speak personally with individuals and families who may have a need for programs and services.  In addition to program and service information, there will be games and prizes and the opportunity to meet some of the equine favorites from Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley.  Light refreshments will be available.

Emergency Resources Tapped Because People Ignoring Statewide No Burn Ban

5:14 - New Haven/Berger and Union Fire just dispatched to assist Beaufort/Leslie for another brush fire.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Fire Departments across Franklin County are once again battling brush fires as people continue to ignore a statewide Burn Ban due to high winds and extremely dry conditions.  Due to the large number of brush fires, Franklin County 911 has gone into emergency operations.

New Haven/Berger Fire responded to the 4200 block of Kiel Lyon Road at 3:03 p.m. this afternoon for a brush fire after the home owner decided to burn two large piles of brush despite winds steady at 10-15 mph and at the time of the call wins were gusting up to 32 mph.

Franklin County Sheriff's Department - Sobriety Checkpoints This Weekend

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - Deputies of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting sobriety checkpoints over the weekend of March 14-16th.

Funding to operate the sobriety checkpoints are being paid for via alcohol related grants provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation Highway Safety Division.

BREAKING NEWS: New Haven/ Berger Responds To Third Brush Fire In Two Days - 12 Brush Fires In Franklin County

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - It’s obvious that people have yet to figure out not to burn when; number one it is dry and number two high wind speeds.  Already today there have been six brush fires across Franklin County, matching yesterday’s total as ignorance and the lack of common sense is putting firefighters lives and property at risk for no reason.  Read full article below....

Local Forecast UPDATED: Luck Of The Shamrock Major Winter Storm Sliding South 1-3''

New Haven, Mo. - The National Weather Service (NWS) has now upgraded it’s initial winter storm watch to a Winter Storm Warning, which will take into effect at 6 p.m. this evening and into Monday morning at 6 a.m.

Our good friend at KMBC, Meteorologist Neville Miller has put together a custom forecast specifically for New Haven and surrounding areas and here is an updated forecast as storm slides south.

UPDATED: Mar.2 4:32p.m.  The back edge of the storm will move through over the next several hours bringing possibly 1-2" of snow. Temperatures will drop close to 0° by Monday morning with wind chills -10° to- 15°.

Franklin County Deputies Cracking Down On Drivers Failing To Stop For School Buses

Franklin County, Mo. - Starting this week, Deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office will be riding school buses at various times to target aggressive and hazardous violations pertaining to school bus stop arm violations.

Regrettably, many cars and other vehicles drive past stopped school buses when they are supposed to stop. This is due to aggressive/hazardous driving, inattention or ignorance of the law. This is a very dangerous practice and puts the lives of our children at risk.

Michael Murphy Arrested After Being On The Run

Michael Murphy (pictured left) had been on the run since Feb. 18 after breaking into a home and allegedly held victium at gun point.

St. Clair, Mo.- Michael Murphy, the suspected wanted in an Assault First case in Franklin County, was arrested yesterday afternoon by Jefferson County Deputies.

Murphy is accused of breaking in to a residence on Virginia Mines Road during the early morning hours of February 18.

The victim reported that Murphy pointed a handgun at her head demanding money.  Murphy allegedly pulled the trigger of the weapon twice  but the weapon did not fire.  He then fled on foot.