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

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

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

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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  • NHES kids trek to campus on International Walk To School Day

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:28 am

    New Haven Elementary School students, parents, grandparents, siblings, teachers and anyone who wanted to join them made the walk to NHES last Wednesday in observance of Intrnational Walk To School Day.  

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

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

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:48 am

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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  • Lady ‘Rocks netters roll to 23-4 record with District Tourney on horizon

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:46 am

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    New Haven’s girls volleyball team notched two more wins in the Four Rivers Conference last week to remain unbeaten at 4-0 in league play. They have three FRC matches on the road–at Pacific, St. Clair and Owensville. Last Tuesday at New Haven, the Shamrocks defeated Sullivan, 25-8, 25-11, and on Thursday at home against St. James they breezed past the Lady Tigers, 25-8, 25-9.   The Shamrocks started off with

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NH, Franklin R-2 school menus

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:34 am

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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  • A discussion about the Ebola virus

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

    The Ebola virus.

    “Should I be concerned about Ebola?” a friend of mine recently asked.  I thought that was a fair question since we now have the first documented case in the United States, so I did some research on the subject with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).  Here’s what I found out: The Ebola virus is a member of the Filovirus family and

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  • New Haven Leader joins It Can Wait anti-texting campaign with NHHS

    Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    New Haven High School

    The New Haven Leader this year joins the Missouri Press Association and AT&T in sponsoring a contest that will challenge New Haven Middle School and High School students to write an editorial or opinion column highlighting the dangers of texting while driving. The project encourages all students to take the It Can Wait pledge. Students taking part in the statewide project will be competing for a grand prize of $500,

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

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

Posted on October 15, 2014 at 8:39 am

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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  • After successful Balloon Festival, focus shifts to FireFest

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 9:24 am

    The 2014 Balloon Festival was a success with corporate donations, food sales helping to make it a profitable event for the New Haven Area Chamber of Commerce.

    With a successful Balloon Festival behind it, the New Haven Area Chamber of Commerce shifts its attention to the first Saturday in November — the date of the day-long FireFest celebration Downtown. FireFest is not a Chamber-sponsored event, but the organization does take part and helps promote the celebration of all things fire related. The Riverfront Arts District (RAD) is the actual sponsor of FireFest. RAD’s Alan Bell last week

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