New Haven area Vietnam Veterans prepare to take the Honor Flight this Fall. (Left to Right): Larry Malone, Ed Kopmann, Howard Brune, Roy Gerdes, John Steinbeck, Ray Gerdes, Bob Guerrant, Stuard DeWalt, and Orville Benz. (Not pictured): Brad Joseph. The men will travel to Washington, D.C. this September and October through the Franklin County Honor Flight Program. More information about the program can be found by visiting the Franklin County Honor Flight Facebook Page.
On the evening of 8-14-17 at approximately 6:15 PM, a citizen stopped at a gas station in Sullivan and left their vehicle, a 2002 Ford Escape, running and unlocked in the parking lot while they went into the store. Upon exiting the store, the citizen noticed a white male that they did not recognize getting into their vehicle. As the citizen began running towards their vehicle the white male suspect got into the victim's vehicle and quickly drove off . The suspect left the gas station parking lot and struck another vehicle on the I-44 overpass before traveling east on I-44. The victim contacted Sullivan Police immediately to report the incident. Sullivan Police then contacted the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and requested assistance from Deputies to locate and stop the stolen vehicle. The occupants of the vehicle that had been struck on the overpass were not injured and also contacted 911 as they began following the stolen vehicle east on I-44.
Minutes later, Deputies observed the stolen vehicle still traveling east on I-44 in St. Clair. Before Deputies were able to catch up to the stolen vehicle, the suspect exited the Interstate at the 242 overpass, lost control of the vehicle, and struck an embankment which disabled the vehicle. As Deputies arrived at the crash site, they observed the white male suspect running into a heavily wooded area east of St. Clair. Deputies checked the wooded area on foot with the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, St. Clair Police, and a helicopter however the suspect remains at large. Efforts to identify and apprehend the suspect are being conducted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Sullivan Police Department.
Franklin County Sheriff
The newest season of Girls on the Run will start Thursday, September 7th, but enrollment starts online right away. The program is open to girls in 3rd-6th grade in the New Haven and Franklin Co. R-II school districts. Motivated adult volunteers are also welcomed to join in helping the teams, pending a background check.
To find out how your daughter and you can be a part of the journey to increasing health and confidence, please see the attached flyer. Once your child is enrolled, detailed information will be provided.
Diorama contest -- the New Haven Chamber of Commerce and the New Haven Independent News are co-sponsoring a Diorama of Planets Contest to celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse. Local families are encouraged to create a diorama of the planets to be displayed at various locations around town and at the SolarFest at New Haven City Park on August 21. The submission with the most creative solar system (as selected by a group of judges) will win a telescope valued at $250!
There is no age requirement and no limit on the size of the display or materials used. Get those creative juices flowing! Entries are to be dropped off at the New Haven Independent News. The deadline for submission is August 8th.
St. Louis, MO - July 16, 2017 Palacios, the second feature film from Gray Picture, was released at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. In the film Eugene, an inner-city teen, escapes the city streets and hides away on a Midwest city rooftop during the Fourth of July holiday. He is found by Holly, a widowed alcoholic, who lives in the secluded rooftop dwelling with her Boston terrier. They commit to spending the day together above the city as they wait for a hopeful resolution to Eugene’s situation. As the day passes, a friendship grows, even as their personal realities begin to catch up with them.
Palacios was directed by Robert T. Herrera and produced by John Aichholz. Palacios has been accepted into The Long Beach International Film Festival, The Saint Louis International Film Festival, The Victoria Texas Indie Film Festival, and The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival in Pennsylvania where it won best actress, best breakthrough actor, and best film. The next feature film from Gray Picture will be shot in southern Texas next summer.
John Aichholz is 2004 graduate of New Haven High School.
The July newsletter can be found here or downloaded using the links below.
New Haven Music Fest
Cedar Creek • New Haven
July 29th • 1:00pm - Midnight
The New Haven Music Fest will be a full day of fantastic music, great company, and delicious food and drink — presented by the Town Hall at Cedar Creek & Focal Point Concerts. Tickets are $25.00 if purchased online through July 26th. Go to newhavenmusicfest.com for tickets, schedule, and additional details.
2017 New Haven Music Fest lineup includes:
Abra-Kid-Abra: Magic of the Eclipse
Friday, July 28th at 1:00pm
Old New Haven School
Join us for this unique magic show. Amidst the fun of magic, comedy, and puppetry, we will learn about eclipses and what to expect of the total solar eclipse taking place on August 21st.
Pages and Popcorn (6th Grade +)
Saturday, July 15th from 1-3pm
New Haven library branch
Share your favorite book(s) and create spine art.
Celia and Little Celia Music and Puppet Show
Thursday, July 13th at 1:00pm
Old New Haven School
Stories are preschool age appropriate
Alzheimer's Care Consultation Day
Saturday, July 15th from 9am-3pm
Old New Haven School
1-hr individual/family sessions focusing on decisions and challenges associated with Alzheimer's and related disorders.
The 2017 New Haven Community Youth Fair 5K Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, July 8th, 2017, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Boondocker Inn, 9487 Hwy 100, New Haven, MO.
Event T-shirts are guaranteed to participants who are registered by June 26th, 2017. Shirt sizes and availability will be limited for participants who register after the pre-registration deadline. Packet pick-up and race day registration will be available from 6:45 to 7:15 a.m. on race day. Refreshments will be available at the finish line.
Trophies will be awarded to the top overall male and female finishers. Medals will be awarded to top 3 male & female finishers in youth age divisions (ages 19 and under) and to the top male & female finisher in adult age divisions (ages 20 and up).
The registration fee is $15.00 if entries are postmarked by June 26th, 2017, and $20.00 if postmarked after June 26th, 2017. Registration fees are non-refundable. Registration forms can be found at www.nhcyf.com/events/5k-run, and should be mailed to: Wendy Oelrichs, 4576 Prairie Fork Rd, New Haven, MO 63068
For more information contact Wendy Oelrichs at 573-999-9592 or email@example.com.
For the 3rd time in the last 4 years Black Gold finished 2nd in their own men’s fastpitch softball tournament, held June 24 and June 25 at New Haven City Park. Scores are below. Bowen was led by pitcher and leadoff hitter Julian Fernandez who pitched 19 scoreless innings for the tournament. Thanks to all who came out to play and watch.
Kelso Fastpitch 1, Black Gold 0
Black Gold – Eric Steinbeck losing pitcher
Pinckneyville Falcons 7, McDaniel Concrete (Boonville) 6
St. Charles Tribe 12, Kelso Fastpitch 11 (9 innings)
Walkoff sacrifice fly by Tribe veteran slugger and 1st baseman Ryan Jenkins off of Kelso pitcher Ales Jetmar
Bowen Fastpitch 10, Pinckneyville Falcons 0 (5 innings)
St. Charles Tribe 2, Wizards of Oz (Silver Lake KS) 0
McDaniel Concrete 5, Bowen Fastpitch 2
Black Gold 15, Wizards of Oz 11 (9 innings)
Black Gold – Cullen Speckhals pitched 6 strong innings, Eric Steinbeck with the save.
Hitting – Black Gold was led by Cullen Speckhals and Jake Murphy who had multiple extra base hits
Black Gold 4, Falcons 2
Eric Steinbeck winning pitcher. A strong game by Ben Held at catcher held the Falcons scoreless after the 2ndinning.
Black Gold scored 3 runs in the 1st inning to provide the margin of victory. Scott Borcherding, Cullen Speckhals, Jake Murphy got things started, Matt Benz finished things off with a double down the left field line.
Bowen 7, Wizards of Oz 2
Kelso 11, McDaniel 5
Black Gold 7, Tribe 0 (6 innings)
Eric Steinbeck with the shutout, helped by catcher Terry Coon in the first inning with a great tagout on a play at the plate.
Hitting stars were Speckhals, Keaton Rohlfing, Conner Lane, and Matt Benz 2 for 3. Great defense at 2nd base by Taylor Cox.
Bowen 3, Kelso 0
Bowen 5, Black Gold 0
Steinbeck took the loss.
Jake Johnson tripled for Black Gold and Jake Murphy and Scott Borcherding singled.