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New Haven's Riverfront Gazebo on the levee.

Will New Haven have to move its just-renovated Riverfront Gazebo?

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 9:47 am

New Haven City Hall still doesn’t know if it will have to move its just-renovated Riverfront Gazebo from the Downtown levee to satisfy the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. City officials met with Corps representatives earlier this month to discuss the findings of the Corps’ recent levee inspection that turned up several so-called “deficiencies.” For more on this story, see the upcoming edition of the New Haven Leader.

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Gasconade deputies nab Owensville man for burglaries in Franklin, Gasconade

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

Gasconade  County sheriff’s deputies recently arrested county resident Alex B. Saebens following an investigation related to several burglaries in the Franklin and Gasconade counties area. Around Sept. 26, Franklin County deputies worked a burglary of a residence east of Union.  A vehicle was observed in the area that eventually led to the identification of a suspect.  Firearms were stolen in this burglary and in other burglaries reported around that time

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  • New Haven storm sires to get upgrade

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:12 am

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    If you hear the New Haven warning sirens going off Thursday it’s not an emergency. The city’s system is scheduled for upgrades that day and the sirens likely will go off multiple times that day. The city has hired a contractor to upgrade the storm siren systems to allow for radio activation of the system. The work is scheduled for Thursday, weather permitting. If the weather is bad on Thursday,

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  • NHES kids DARE to take challenge to help needy, homeless vets

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:08 am

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    The New Haven Elementary School kids are doing their part to support those who have served this country in uniform. Acting on a challenge from Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Charlie Herwig, NHES’ DARE officer, the 5th Grade students have been raising money in the “DARE KIDS FOR VETS!” program. The purpose of the totally voluntary challenge is to have the students raise funds to purchase personal toiletries and other basic

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New Haven's Taylor Covington fires a shot past a Fatima defender.

Shamrocks are Four Rivers Conference volleyball champs

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

New Haven’s girls finished an undefeated Four Rivers Conference volleyball season at Owensville last Tuesday night, giving the Shamrocks their first league title in nine years. The Shamrocks rolled through the first set, 25-3, then notched a 25-16 win in Game 2 to give them a 7-0 FRC record. They did not lose a set in the conference season, and will take a 27-5 overall record into district play this

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  • Shamrocks netteres top St. Clair Bulldogs to claim share of league title

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

    New Haven's Trista Kormeier receives a serve in a recent match.

    New Haven had one of its toughest Four Rivers Conference matches of the season, but survived the test at St. Clair last Thursday night to lock up a share of the league championship. The Shamrocks won in two sets, 25-21, 25-20 to improve to 6-0 in the conference and 26-4 overall, with one FRC match left on Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Owensville. The Shamrocks had 13 hitting errors, but they

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  • Nathan Ford shines on the Shamrocks’ cross-country squad; NH places 3rd at Hermann meet

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:44 am

    NHHS freshman Nathan Ford.

    Nathan Ford has been one of the bright spots for New Haven’s cross country team this fall as he continues to pick up medals. Last Tuesday afternoon at the Hermann Invitational, the New Haven freshman came in seventh to take home another medal. His time was 18:33.09. As a team, the Shamrocks placed third with 67 points. Owensville was first with 43 and Pacific was second with 55 points. Dylan

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Vanessa Vallejo is NHMS Student of the Month

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:30 am

Vanessa Vallejo has been selected  as the New Haven Middle School Student of the Month. Vanessa is friendly and polite to everyone. She strives to do her best at every task she undertakes. Vanessa is a member of the National Junior Honor Soceity at school. Her hobbies include soccer, reading, music, Harry Potter and One Direction. Vanessa is an excellent student and plans to continue her educaiton and become a

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  • NH Preservation Society readies for first Trivia Night

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:17 am

    The New Haven Preservation Society will host its first Trivia Night this Saturday evening, Oct. 25. The event will be held at the Old New Haven School, the home of the Preservation Society, at 810 Maupin Ave. Tables are available for $80 with a maximum of eight players per table. Reservations are strongly recommended  because space is limited. In addition to trivia, there will be a 50/50 raffle and a

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  • NH, Franklin R-2 school menus

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:34 am

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    New Haven Elementary School Breakfast Thursday, October 16: Breakfast wrap, peaches, oatmeal, variety yogurt, juice choice, milk Friday, October 17: Bagel with cream cheese (strawberry or plain), fresh orange smiles, cereal choice, variety yogurt, juice choice, milk Monday, October 20: Maple flavored mini waffles, applesauce, oatmeal, variety yogurt, juice choice, milk Tuesday, October 21: Shamrock’wich, pineapple with mandarin oranges, cereal choice, variety yogurt, juice choice, milk Wednesday, October 22: Apple

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NH Preservation Society readies for first Trivia Night

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:17 am

The New Haven Preservation Society will host its first Trivia Night this Saturday evening, Oct. 25. The event will be held at the Old New Haven School, the home of the Preservation Society, at 810 Maupin Ave. Tables are available for $80 with a maximum of eight players per table. Reservations are strongly recommended  because space is limited. In addition to trivia, there will be a 50/50 raffle and a

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  • Price’s Raid: Franklin County’s place in Civil War history

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

    A drawing of Confederate forces, possibly those under Gen. Sterling Price on their way to the Federal armory in St. Louis.

    An eerie silence lay over the “Landing” (New Haven) on the morning of October 3, 1864.  Shutters were drawn and the streets were empty.  Alarmed residents began hiding valuables and made plans to secure their homes and families. The ferry boat had left early to take a load of concerned residents north of the river.  The previous day a messenger on horseback spread the word through the town that a

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  • NH Library offers program on 1920s suspected serial killer

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Old New Haven School, home of the New Haven Preservation Society.

    A woman believed by some to be a serial killer in Franklin County in the 1920s will be the topic of presentation tomorrow (Thursday) night by historian Marc Houseman of Washington. Bertha Gifford was charged with murdering three people by poisoning, but neighbors suspected her in the deaths of nearly two dozen people. The free presentation is set for 7 p.m. at the Old New Haven School. The program is

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