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Franklin County Presiding Joh Griesheimer, left, seeking a second term, talks with State Rep. Dave Schatz of Sullivan at a gathering earlier this year in New Haven.

Quiet campaign in Franklin County draws to a close

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:54 am

With the exception of a few yard signs sprouting the past couple weeks, there has been  little indication that voters will be selecting nominees for half the offices of Franklin County government. As the primary election campaigns head into the week, the most striking element of this election year is the absence — and silence — of the candidates. For a full version of this story, see this week’s Leader.

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Public hearing set for New Haven’s tax levy

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 6:57 am

A public hearing will be held Monday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. on the proposed property tax levy for this fiscal year by New Haven city government. Assessed values of real and personal property have grown from last year by about $1.5 million for real estate and about $5.5 million for personal property. Under City Hall’s proposal, the General Fund levy would be 67.17 cents per $100 assessed value and

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  • New Haven Gets Sports Editor

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 6:33 pm

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    Cathi Utley, General Manager of both the Hermann and the New Haven newspapers is pleased to announce staff changes at both papers. Don Kruse, who has been the editor of the Hermann newspaper for over 20 years, will be the sports editor for Hermann and New Haven. Buck Collier who has been the New Haven editor will add Hermann to his editorial job description. Utley notes, “Two papers and two

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  • NHHS’ Hannah Kruse wins national FBLA honor

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:16 am

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    More than 10,000 of America’s best and brightest youth traveled to the historic city of Nashville to make some history of their own as they showcased their talents as future business leaders and vied for the opportunity to win over $165,000 in cash awards. Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA-PBL) held its National Leadership Conference in Nashville on June 29–July 2. Participants from across the United States and

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The scoreboard at Lions Field.

New Haven’s Bock Field to remain ‘boardless for a while longer

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Keeping a close watch on its budget and faced with other pressing needs, the directors of the New Haven Parks & Recreation Department last week opted not to put up a scoreboard at Bock Field just yet. Part of the plans outlined recently by supporters of a new scoreboard at Lions Field included renovation of the existing Lions scoreboard and the placement of it at Bock Field. Bock Field has

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  • New Haven AD reminds student-athletes about need for physical exams

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Practices for the NHHS softball, volleyball and cross-country teams begin Aug. 4.

    New Haven School District students planning on participating in athletics this year are being reminded of the need to have a physical exam and verification of insurance in hand prior to beginning practices. NHSD Athletic Director Ray Steinhoff  noted that practices for the High School sports of cross-country, softball and volleyball will begin Monday, Aug. 4. The specific times for practices will be announced closer to the start of the

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  • With funding hitting $200,000, work could begin soon on NHHS track

    Posted on July 1, 2014 at 1:31 pm

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    Work on the community track on the New Haven High School campus could begin soon. Members of the group raising funds for the project last Wednesday night told the New Haven School District board that enough money has been raised to begin seeking bids. David Engelbrecht of the Keeping Our Tradition on Track Committee told the board that about $200,000 has been raised through direct contributions or pledges. “We could

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Next phase of New Haven’s Miller Street upgrade to begin next week

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 7:02 am

Preliminary work on the Miller Street Phase 3 reconstruction project is expected to begin this week, according to general contractor KJ Unnerstall Construction, Inc (KJU). KJU notified the city on Monday that a subcontractor intends to begin placing detour signage on Tuesday, with water and natural gas main replacement work slated to begin within the next couple weeks. Miller Street will be closed to through traffic from Maiden Lane to

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  • New Haven seeks funds for what could be ‘signature’ project

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:04 am

    The view from the western terminus of the Highway 100 sidewalk at Douglas Street.

    It could become New Haven’s “signature” project. That’s how City Administrator Steve Roth characterized the proposed Highway 100 sidewalk extension and pedestrian bridge that would link to a trails system in City Park. The city’s Board of Aldermen last week approved a resolution clearing the way for Roth to seek state funding for the sidewalk extension and bridge. Roth earlier had hoped to have the sidewalk extended from its terminus

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  • Let it snow! City Hall will begin clearing Highway 100 sidewalk, levee walk

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 8:04 am

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    No more trudging thr0ugh knee-deep snow to get to a grocery store or convenience store for that loaf of bread or gallon of milk after a big winter storm. The sidewalk along Highway 100 this winter will become a much clearer path for New Haven residents. That’s because Monday  night the city’s Board of Aldermen approved the purchase of an all-wheel-drive vehicle that can be equipped with a blade, making

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The Dwayne VonBehren Award of the New Haven Community Youth Fair Car Show this year went to Bill Meier of Pacific, left, for his 1966 G10 Sport Van. Presenting the award in memory of his uncle is Jim Willimann.

New Haven Youth Fair Car Show results announced

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:21 am

It was another big turnout for the organizers of the New Haven Community Youth Fair Car Show. Walking away with this year’s Best of Show Award is a former winner — Wayne Houseman of Union, who showed his 1956 Chevy Bel-Air convertible. Winners of various classes are: • Antiques through 1949: 1st Place, Keith Burnett, 1931 Ford sedan; runner-up, Mike and Marie Poteet, 1947 Mercury coupe; runner-up, Stuart DeWalt, 1929

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  • Franklin United Way tunes up for Dueling Pianos

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    A night of dueling pianos will be presented Saturday, July 26, by the Franklin County Area United Way. Set for the Immaculate Conception Parish Center, 111 N. Washington Ave., Union, the event is a fund raiser for the local United Way organization. The audience-participation event will be held form 7-11 p.m. with the music beginning at 8. Tickets are $20 per person in advance, $25 a person at the door

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  • New Haven parks panel ponders pool puzzle

    Posted on July 15, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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    For the New Haven Parks Board, the operations of the swimming pool is becoming a mystery contained in a riddle wraped in an enigma. In terms of budgeting,  the swimming pool is a real head-scratcher. “Last year was bad; it was a bad weather year,” said City Administrator Steve Roth. “This year is looking even worse,” he said. Not worse weather wise — worse dollar wise. For a full story,

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