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Parents get a close look at one of the new Chromebook laptops that students will be using this year.

NHSD’s new Chromebook devices: Just another teaching tool

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:34 pm

It’s just another tool that teachers will use to educate the students. That’s how the new Chromebook laptop computers were explained Thursday night to parents. New Haven High School Principal Josh Hoener told the nearly three dozen parents who attended the voluntary session that the district is not abandoning traditional teaching methods. “We still have textbooks; we still have paper and we still have pencils,” he said. “None of that

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Franklin R-2 school board proposed boost to operating levy

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Despite a big jump in personal property values within the district, Franklin County R-2 School District officials are proposing an increase in its operating levy. Under the proposal that will be outlined tonight in a public hearing, R-2′s property tax rate would go from $3.6447 applied to last year’s property assessments to $3.85 for each $100 assessed value this year. The public hearing on this year’s property tax rate will

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  • New Haven school directors hear plan for issuing digital devices to students

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    NHHS Principal Josh Hoener points out work being done to install air-conditioning and heating units at the high school.

    High tech is about to hit the high school classrooms in a big way in New Haven. In the coming weeks,  students will be receiving their own Chromebook laptops devices. Next week, a meeting will be held by NHS administrators to explain to parents the introduction of the digital devices and the students’ responsbilities for using them — at home as well as at school. “It’s going to be a

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  • New Haven P&Z panel to hear proposal for B&Bs

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    New Haven City Hall

    A plan to build a pair of Bed & Breakfast rental units on Vine Street will be outlined later this month to the New Haven Planning & Zoning Commission. A hearing and meeting on the proposal by Thomas D. Reay is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. The P&Z panel will make a recommendation — for or against — the proposal to the Board of Aldermen. The aldermen will

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Brooke bockting roudns third base in a game this weekend during the New Haven Classic.

Lady Shamrocks battle heat, opponents to take 1 of 3 games in Classic

Posted on August 26, 2014 at 4:39 pm

The Shamrocks’ softball team came out of the New Haven Classic this past Saturday with one win in three games, and there were some positive sides for a young team that used two freshman pitchers. Coach Tim Scheer’s club defeated Steelville, 9-7, in its second game after dropping a 6-3 decision to Belle in the opener. Each of the eight teams were guaranteed three games. In the consolation game, the

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  • Lady Shamrocks kick off softball season with Saturday’s Classic

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:28 pm

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

    The New Haven Softball Classic is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 23, with eight teams guaranteed three games each. Games will be played at two ball diamonds, Lions Field and Bock Field. The host Shamrocks will play Belle in a first round game at 9 a.m. at Lions Field. At 9 a.m., at Bock Field, Steelville will meet Linn. In the 11 a.m. game at Lions Field, Hermann will take on

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  • New Haven High School teams prepare for start of another season

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:32 pm

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    New Haven sports teams will adjust their pre-season training schedules this week with the start of classes and the opening of a new school year. All the practices will be held after 3 p.m. On Monday, Aug. 4, the softball, volleyball and cross country teams kicked off pre-season workouts with earlier practice times, with softball and cross country having to dodge showers for a couple of days. Numbers of athletes

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Sgt. Jason Grellner of the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

New Haven formally joins Franklin County’s drug task force

Posted on August 19, 2014 at 3:18 pm

New Haven now is a formal member of the Franklin County Narcotics Enforcement Unit (NEU) — the local regional task force aimed at fighting drugs and violent crime. The Board of Aldermen last week adopted legislation that gained the city a formal status with the task force, making Gerald and Berger the only other municipalities in the county without membership in the agench. Franklin County Sheriff’s Deparment Sgt. Grason Grellner,

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  • New Haven moves ahead with levee upgrade

    Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm

    A portion of the New Haven levee.

    New Haven is moving forward with its effort to win federal government certification of the levee protecting the historic Downtown. The Board of Aldermen Monday night approved legislation authorizing a contract with the engineering firm Klingner & Associates for work city officials hope will result in at least a limited  approval of the barrier. A full-blown effort to completely satisfy the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) would involve raising the

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  • KIDS COUNT: Missouri slips again when it comes to conditions for children

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 6:59 am

    New Haven-area kids play in the corn crib at this year's Youth Fair.

    The welfare of Missouri’s children is continuing to slide backwards, according to the 2014 version of KIDS COUNT. The annual analysis of quality-of-life factors that reaches down to the county level of each state is a project of the Annie E. Casey Foundation, a national organization, and partner agencies in each state. For a full stor, see next week’s edition of the New Haven Leader.

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Plans fall into place for New Haven Balloon Festival

Posted on August 12, 2014 at 3:04 pm

Plans are falling to place for the 2014 version of the New Haven Balloon Festival and Parade, set for Saturday, Sept. 27. Craig Montgomery, chairman of the New Haven Area Chamber of Commerce’s Balloon Festival Committee, said Thursday afternoon that most details of the event have been taken care of. However, there remains a need to find someone to head up the Little Mr. & Miss Contest and to coordinate

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  • New Haven Youth Fair Car Show results announced

    Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:21 am

    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.

    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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