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Those attending the New Haven Balloon Race were able to get some up-close and colorful photographs of the balloons as they were being inflated.

Perfect day makes for great New Haven Balloon Festival, Balloon Race

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm

With ideal early-autumn weather, a large crowd turned out Saturday afternoon for the annual Balloon Festival and Balloon Race in New Haven City Hpark With about hot-air balloons taking part, the 25th annual Balloon Race delighted visitors with a late-afternoon liftoff of aircraft chasing the Pepsi-Cola lead balloon. The big crowd and nice weather made for long lines at the various food-and drink booths operated by several of the New

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Franklin County might have installment plan in place by tax-paying season

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:52 pm

Franklin Countians facing a large property tax bill at the end of this year might find paying it a bit easier. Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer told the New Haven Leader that he’s optimistic a payment plan for taxpayers soon will be approved. Such a plan probably won’t be available for delinquent tax accounts, he said. “I’ve been wanting to do this for three years and it just never did get

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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

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    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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  • New Haven finds tenant for American Recreation building

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:43 pm

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    A use has been found for the building that housed offices of American Recreation Products on Industrial Drive. New Haven city government, which owns the property, is leasing the space to Care 4 Ghana, a humanitarian mission of Memorial Baptist Church. The church has a month-to-month lease for the site at 111 Industrial Dr. and is providing the space at no charge. If the city finds a buyer for the

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Cortanie Gale fouls off a pitch against St. Clair.

Lady Shamrocks win first conference game, hold off St. Clair

Posted on September 23, 2014 at 3:59 pm

New Haven banged out a season-high 12 hits and defeated St. Clair, 9-5, in a Four Rivers Conference softball game last Thursday at Lions Field. Tenille Duessler, Lindsey Nixon and Nicki Zeitzmann each had two hits and drove in a pair of runs for Coach Tim Scheer’s Shamrocks. Zeitzmann scored three times. Molly Munsinger also had two hits for New Haven, one of them a triple. Carlie Steinbeck was 1-for-2

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  • Lady Shamrocks netters claim Gold Division consolation title

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:47 pm

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    New Haven’s volleyball team won the Gold bracket consolation title of the 2014 Dig for Life Classic in Cape Girardeau on Friday and Saturday of last weekend. The Shamrocks won six of seven matches, losing only to Cape Girardeau Notre Dame in the first round of the gold bracket, 13-25, 21-25. New Haven placed first in its pool, defeating Poplar Bluff, 25-17, 25-19; Advance 25-20, 25-18; and in the last

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  • New Haven Shamrocks netters breeze past Chamois

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Taylor Covington tips a ball over the net in the Shamrocks' contest with Chamois.

    New Haven’s volleyball team improved to 3-0 with a snappy two-set win over Chamois last Tuesday night on the Shamrocks’ court.  The scores were 25-7, 25-9. The match was played in just over a half-hour. In the first game with the score tied at 3-3, the Shamrocks reeled off 11 consecutive points with Kayla Borcherding at the serving line. New Haven finished the first set by scoring the last seven

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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

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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  • NHPD Chief: Dealing with mentally unstable both dangerous, costly

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:34 pm

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    This month’s activity report from New Haven Police Chief John Sheible is a good illustration that local policemen can’t receive Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training soon enough. In August, the New Haven Police Department worked three cases dealing with mentally unstable residents — including one person with a multiple personality disorder, the chief said. “We dealt with all four” of the personalities while transporting the person to a hospital, he

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  • New Haven Music Boosters schedule fund-raising BBQ

    Posted on September 10, 2014 at 8:19 am

    New Haven High School

    The New Haven High School Music Boosters will be holding their annual fund-raising BBQ on Friday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. until the food is gone. The BBQ will take place on the Save-A-Lot parking lot. You can purchase a pork steak plate or sandwich or a bratwurst plate or sandwich. The plates include the meat, mustard or German potato salad, beans and bread. Ford can be delivered. Local businesses

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Those attending the New Haven Balloon Race were able to get some up-close and colorful photographs of the balloons as they were being inflated.

Perfect day makes for great New Haven Balloon Festival, Balloon Race

Posted on September 28, 2014 at 2:27 pm

With ideal early-autumn weather, a large crowd turned out Saturday afternoon for the annual Balloon Festival and Balloon Race in New Haven City Hpark With about hot-air balloons taking part, the 25th annual Balloon Race delighted visitors with a late-afternoon liftoff of aircraft chasing the Pepsi-Cola lead balloon. The big crowd and nice weather made for long lines at the various food-and drink booths operated by several of the New

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  • New Haven Balloon Glow fills City Park; outlook bright for Festival, Race

    Posted on September 27, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Two of the balloons taking part in Friday night's Balloon Glow in New Haven City Park. Today the park will be the site of the Balloon Festival and Balloon race.

    A large crowd turned out Friday night to fill New Haven City Park as the second Balloon Glow was held, setting the state for Saturday’s Balloon Festival and Parade and Hot-Air Balloon Race. The Parade and Festival are sponsored by the New Haven Area Chamber of Commerce; the Ballon Race is sponsored by New Haven Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company. About 20 balloons are expected to take part in this year’s event.

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  • New Haven Chamber’s Balloon Festival ready for liftoff

    Posted on September 16, 2014 at 5:31 pm

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    New Haven-area businesses again are playing a key role in the production of this year’s Balloon Festival, set for Saturday, Sept. 27, in City Park. In a report given at Thursday’s monthly New Haven Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting, Balloon Festival Committee Chairman Craig Montgomery said sponsorships for the Festival have hit the $,1700 mark. Business and individual sponsors last year provided a substantial amount of support for the

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