By Ereka Bailey and Lauren Bergner
Today, we started our day off early! We departed from our Washington DC. hotel to head to the ever-so-wonderful Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Once we arrived there, we took a tour of the Hall, and then we all parted ways to different street vendors to get original Philly Cheese-steaks. They were amazing! We then had to depart from Philadelphia to travel to the spectacular New York City. When we got close to the city and saw the skyline, we were all in complete awe.
Affton, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today visited Rogers Middle School in Affton to announce a partnership with national anti-hunger non-profit Share our Strength and a coalition of state agencies and community-based organizations. No Kid Hungry Missouri will work with school districts and other stakeholders to implement proven strategies to increase access to school breakfast, after-school snacks and summer meals. Currently, one in five children in Missouri struggle with hunger.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the State of Missouri’s AAA credit rating has once again been reaffirmed. Standard & Poor’s Rating Services, along with Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, gave Missouri the strongest credit rating possible, citing the Governor’s strong fiscal management to keep the budget in balance. Missouri is one of just a few states with a perfect AAA credit rating from all three independent rating agencies.
UNION, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today was on the campus of East Central College in Union to sign House Bill 2003, the Fiscal Year 2017 budget for higher education, which will freeze tuition for Missouri undergraduates for the fourth time since he took office. The budget provides an additional $71.3 million for higher education in Missouri, including scholarships and institutional operating funds. This will bring state support for operations at Missouri public colleges and universities to the highest level on record.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Gov. Jay Nixon today announced his nomination of George A. Ratermann, of St. Louis, to serve on the Missouri Ethics Commission. The Ethics Commission receives and reviews complaints alleging violations of conflict of interest, lobbying and campaign finance disclosure laws.
By Ereka Bailey and Lauren Bergner
We woke up this morning around 7 o’clock, and our first stop of the day was at the Monticello. We arrived there around 8:40 in the morning and were there until 11 am. Our next destination was Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, in Virginia! From there, we ventured off to Washington D.C., where we stopped and toured Arlington cemetery and watched the changing of the guards. After Arlington cemetery, we hit the town in search for some yummy food! Around 8:00, the seniors headed to their hotel for the night.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that Steve Wengler of St. Louis became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a skipjack herring on the Mississippi River using a rod and reel.
Patricia Trucks, a white female, age 31 from Villa Ridge, has been charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in relation to the death of her daughter, Lillian Trucks, age 7. Bond has been set at $1,000,000.00 cash only. She has been taken in to custody and will be incarcerated at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center.
O’FALLON, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that James Lucas of O’Fallon became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he snagged a skipjack herring on the Mississippi River.
On this date at approximately 7:10 AM, deputies responded to the 200 block of Maple Lake Court in Villa Ridge in reference to a possible homicide. Sheriff’s Office Communications had received a phone call from the owner of the residence who reported that he had arrived home from work this morning and found his wife laying on the floor and 7-year old daughter deceased.
By Rachel Connell and Patricia Weatherly
On Saturday, April 16, Missouri River Relief held a river clean-up in New Haven. This non-profit organization has been holding events like these for sixteen years. This was the first year that they chose New Haven as a clean-up site.
On the afternoon of April 22nd, Franklin County Deputies responded to the area of Champion Lane near Villa Ridge in regards to a stolen tractor. While in route, witnesses began contacting the Sheriff's Office regarding a suspicious white male on a tractor concealing his facial identity while traveling westbound on St. Mary’s Road.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that Dan Schmitz of Jefferson City became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a river redhorse on Tavern Creek using a rod and reel.
Results for the Middle School track meet in Union have been posted. To see the results, click on the link below:
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – On this Earth Day 2016, Gov. Jay Nixon announced that state agencies have saved Missouri taxpayers more than $44 million through energy reduction efforts over the past seven years. The savings are a result of an executive order issued by the Governor in 2009 that put forth energy reduction goals. State agencies have not only met, but exceeded, those goals.
By LeeAnna Linton
On Tuesday, April 19, the juniors at New Haven High School took the ACT (American College Testing Program). All juniors in Missouri had to take the ACT at their respective high schools.
By Emily Lewis
Stigma surrounds the controversy of allowing students to be a part of the digital world within the classroom. NASSP comprised a panel from their Student Leadership Advisory Committee to attend an Educational Briefing about the usage of technology in classrooms on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missourians from every corner of the state are asked to do spring cleaning outdoors and help fight litter through the state’s annual No MOre Trash! Bash, which runs through May 15. The Trash Bash is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! statewide, anti-litter campaign.
By LeeAnna Linton
Last Thursday, April 14, the New Haven Shamrock baseball team played against the Pacific Indians.