Thank you to all who came out to Santa at the Caboose. Photos are posted at the link above. All sales benefit the New Haven High School TV/Studio and Yearbook classes.
By: Bernabe Ribera
With Thanksgiving out of the way, now is the time for Christmas spirit. A Google form was sent out to NHHS students with questions regarding what they plan to do during their Christmas break.
Kamryn Poe, senior, said, “I plan on playing board games and drinking plenty of hot chocolate this break!”
Mikayla Maloney, senior, replied with, “I plan on spending time with my family and friends! I also can't wait to spend time with my new puppy I am getting for Christmas!”
“Going over to my grandma's house and then my aunt's house,” replied Alexander Trentmann, senior.
NHHS students were questioned on what their favorite thing to do during break is.
Kamryn Poe commented by saying, “I love being with all of my siblings and their spouses during this time. It is a great time for family and an even better time for watching Hallmark movies.”
Ariana Ribera, sophomore, replied with, “Go to bed late and sleep for a long time, not having to get up for school.”
The students were even asked what they did last Christmas break.
Kamryn Poe stated, “The same thing we always do. Play games all break long while sitting in our PJs with Christmas music playing in the background.”
“We went to Christmas at another family member’s house and hung out together,” said Natalie Buchheit, sophomore.
John Liggett, sophomore, responded by saying, “We just go home and have a nice time with family.”
Ariana Ribera said, “We went to Chicago to my mom’s side of the family, then we went to my dad’s side.”
Lastly, a few NHHS students were asked if they have any special memories that they would like to share.
Kamryn Poe stated, “Not really. We have some fun moments, but my family always makes new and exciting memories during these breaks.”
“Not really. All of them are my favorite-- just hanging out with family and laughing and eating a lot,” responded Ariana Ribera.
With the days getting colder and more snow coming in, it’s a great time to stay inside and enjoy a nice cup of hot chocolate. It is also a great time to spend time with your family and share gifts. Have a nice Christmas break, New Haven, and a happy holiday!
By: Mikayla Maloney
The Winter Ball game and dance was held on Friday, December 7th. The theme for Winter Ball this year was Frozen, chosen by the Student Council committee. The Winter Ball coronation was held between the JV boys and Varsity boys games. The candidates walked down the basketball court while Mikayla Maloney played “Let it Go” on the piano. Then the candidates walked up the steps to take a seat on the decorated stage.
The students had the opportunity to vote for who they wanted their king and queen to be. The Winter Ball king and queen this year were the junior candidates, Luke Gerlemann and McKenzie Pecaut. The senior candidates were Levi Schroeder and Lydia Lagemann. The sophomore candidates were Owen Borcherding and Payton Burkhardt. The freshman candidates were Emma Brez and Charlie Roth.
The Winter Ball dance was held after the Varsity boys game and ended at 11:30 P.M. The dance was held in the cafeteria, where the DJ was set up so the students could dance to their favorite songs. But this year, the students wanted something different. Mrs. Borcherding ordered pizza for students to eat. They had to pay a small fee of $2 for a slice of pizza. Many students liked this idea since most people don’t have time to eat between the game and getting ready for the dance.
Many students were asked about their thoughts on Winter Ball, and here are what some had to say.
Senior Lydia Lagemann said, “I was nervous and I felt like I was going to trip up the steps and fall on my face. But, I was excited to have the experience being a candidate my senior year!”
“My favorite moment at the game was when the Brat Pack, Luke and McKenzie, won,” shared Lauren Hoerstkamp.
Freshman Grace White stated, “I went to the Winter Ball basketball game and my favorite moment was the coronation.”
Senior Alex Trentmann shared, “My favorite song played at the dance was ‘ZEZE (feat. Travis Scott and Offset)’ by Kodak Black. It was my favorite because most of Kodak's music is exceptional and this one is one of his top songs.”
“My favorite moment of the Winter Ball dance was spending time with my friends,” stated Jacob Blankenship.
As you can see, many students had a blast at Winter Ball. Most people get super pumped up for these special events! Can’t wait to see what the future holds for next year’s Winter Ball!
On 12-13-18 Franklin County 911 received a call from a business located in the county stating that they had received an email demanding Bitcoins to be sent in exchange for not detonating an alleged bomb. This is a scam that is going around the country. These threats are coming around via email and being sent to various agencies, organizations and businesses demanding Bitcoin in exchange for not detonating an alleged bomb. The threat did not appear to be a legitimate threat, however, an investigation is ongoing.
There are similar threats that have occurred nationwide and at this time there is nothing credible to report. There were several received in the St. Louis area on the same date. If you receive one of these emails you are encouraged to contacted your local law enforcement agency.
Franklin County Sheriff
Doug Meyer, 63, of New Haven, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2018 in Joplin, Missouri.
Doug was born in New Haven, Missouri on October 29, 1955, a son of Marvin F. "Buddy" & Norma Lee (Danz) Meyer.
He was the husband of Cynthia "Cindy" (Willard) Meyer. They were united in marriage on April 5, 1980, in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Doug was the co-owner, along with his wife, of Arrow Drilling Company. He had been drilling since he was 18 years old. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, and of the Operating Engineers Local 513.
Doug is survived by his wife Cindy, of New Haven; by his mother, Norma Lee Meyer, of New Haven, by four children, Derrick Douglas Meyer & wife Hannah, of Beaufort, Missouri; Brittany Marie Kuchem & husband Corey, of New Haven; Courtney Lee Baker & husband Marc, of Raymore, Missouri; and Aaron Blake Meyer, of Washington, Missouri, by grandchildren, Caden Blake Kuchem, Charles Dean Meyer, Emerson Marie Kuchem, Lucille Marie Baker, William Douglas Meyer, Primrose Lee Kuchem, and Theodore Ellsworth Baker, by a sister Sharon Marie Meyer & significant other Michael, of New Haven; by a brother, Chris Meyer, of Lake Ozark, Missouri, and a sister, Janice Ann Lammert & husband Dale, of St. Clair, Missouri, nieces, nephews, and by many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his father and his beloved Rocky.
Doug was a family's man, his family was very important to him, especially his grandchildren. He was kind of a jokester except when it came to his grandchildren, he became very serious then. He was a very outdoorsy person. Some of his hobbies he loved were camping, hunting, trout fishing, hiking, boating, and one of his favorite places to visit was the Smoky Mountains. Doug had many friends and was loved by all. He will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 15th from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 p.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, with Rev. David Poe officiating.
Memorials may be given to St. Peter's U.C.C. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
1.Ability to perform the essential job functions
2.Effective interpersonal skills
3.Effective grooming skills
4.Ability to lift 55 pounds to shoulder height occasionally
5.Ability to push/pull a minimum of 20 pounds frequently
Reports To: Principal
The online application can be found here.
Position: High School Secretary
Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED or Equivalent Experience
Reports To: High School Principal
The online application can be found here.
Closing Date: 12/22/18 or until the position is filled.
By: Alex Trentmann
Many students of New Haven have pets and have shared many memories with them. Some students have even spent most of their lives with pets, practically growing up with them.
First, the students were asked what kinds of breeds, or species, the students have, and what their names are. Senior Lexi Oetterer responded with, “I have a Dachshund named Izzy; two domestic cats, one named Kit and the other Camo; nine aquatic turtles named Arthur, Molly, Bill, Charlie, Percy, Fred, George, Ron, and Ginny; and finally, two goldfish named Harry and Hermione.”
“I have two different breeds of male pitbulls, one named Jager and another named Jose. I do not know what breed either is though,” answered junior Savanna Hanna.
Senior Martin Lewis said, “Sherman is a West Highland Terrier, Beau is a Jack Russell mix, and we have a cat named Tubbs. I don’t know what Tubbs’s breed is, but I know it’s one that meows.”
“I have two cats named Missy and Lady, as well as chickens,” replied John Liggett, sophomore.
Senior Desiree Strehlau responded with, “I have a Siberian cat named Shilo and a domestic shorthair cat named Jinxx.”
“A Catahoula Leopard Dog named Jack and a Border Collie and Australian Shepherd mix named Zion are my dogs. And my two cats [are] Meow Meow and Chloe, [but] I don’t know what breed they are,” said Seth Tolar, senior.
Then the students were asked what their favorite memories with their pets are and senior Julia Unnerstall answered, “The first day I got Maverick, my Border Collie, he sat on my head. When we got Gus, our gray tabby, his name was formerly Datin, and my mom said that his name can't be Datin because she was divorcin'. Milo, our brown tabby, used to bite my ears to wake me up in the morning when he was a kitten. When I come home every day from work, I head to my room to find my guinea pig, Minny, purring away in her cage! It warms my heart every time.”
“The day we got our Goldendoodle, Charley, my mom came home and told us to come help with the groceries. As soon as I went outside, I freaked out when I saw the dog,” replied sophomore Alyssa Sidwell.
Ashlyn Beckmann, freshman, said, “My golden retriever, Sparky, was very protective. Every time he saw me, he would curl his body around me until I got inside to make sure I was safe. Tigger, my cat, was always fun to play with. For some reason, every time Christmas music came on, he would dance in a weird way. He was a strange cat, I guess you could say.”
Senior Mason Johnson responded, “I have thirteen dogs all together. It might be a lot, but the memory I love most is when we got each of the dogs.”
“When we are too lazy to take our Beagle, Beatrice, on a walk, we just let her go and hope she comes back,” replied junior Lauren Hoerstkamp.
Senior Diana Ribera answered, “My favorite memory with my dog, Snowball, was when my brother, sister, and I took my dog outside to my backyard where we had a little playground. My youngest brother, Lenny, grabbed Snowball, went up the ladder to the top of the slide, and he tried to make Snowball lay down so he could push him down the slide, but instead the dog somersaulted off the slide.”
Students have shared a lot with their pets, and many would agree that they have grown up with them. Pets have been important in many of the students’ lives and have given them memories to remember forever.
On December 12, 2018, I was contacted by a known aquantaince stating that they had received a “robo-call” for health care services and the caller id showed the phone number as mine. This phone number listed is not a good working number for my residence, however in-fact it still showed my name on the caller id. This release is to reinforce what had previously been stated about scam and fraud calls that you may receive as an individual. It also shows that there are app’s out there that will “spoof” names and numbers. It is a well known fact that across the nation there are scams going around stating various things such as “ you have missed a court appearance and a warrant has been issued for your arrest” or “your relative has been involved in an accident and he/she needs bail money”. We at the Sheriff’s Office would like to again state that agencies do not call people and request money. If you are ever in doubt about the validity of a call take their information, look up the number for the agency and return the call asking for the person to whom they are claiming to be.
This release is intended to be a reminder to our citizens of the scams that are out there and to help safegaurd their information.
Franklin County Sheriff
On December 10, 2018 Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a domestic assault in the 300 block of Daniels Estates Dr outside Union. Upon arrival a deputy met with a 46-year-old female victim that reported she was assaulted by her son in the bedroom of her home during an argument. She reported her son choked her and punched her in the face several times. The deputy found evidence of apparent injury around the victim’s neck. The son was located at the scene as well and interviewed by the deputy. He admitted to choking his mother during the argument. He was arrested and an application for charges stemming from the assault was forwarded to the prosecutor’s office. The suspect is identified as a 19-year-old, Jonathan M. Tetidrick, a warrant was issued for the charge of Domestic Assault 2nd degree. Bond was set at $30,000 cash or surety.
All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
Back Row (L to R): Rebekah Russell, Suetta Martin, Corby Faerber, Beth Cunningham, Emily Borcherding, Michelle Clark, Jennifer Owens, Melinda Clark, Jerica Moore
Front Row (L to R): Terra Smith, Randi Woods, Jessica Torres, Kimberly Sallin, Jennifer Henson, Heather Friend, Krystal O’Connor, Jennifer Hector
By: Addison Tolar
For some, Christmas is quite literally the most wonderful time of the year. Some even start to decorate significantly earlier than others. The divisive discussion of when it is acceptable to start to decorate for Christmas is a very controversial topic to most. Some people say that starting to decorate right after Halloween is way too early, but some say that it is perfectly fine. Now we will dive into the minds of NHHS’s students and staff and get their thoughts on when to start decorating for Christmas.
When asked when it is appropriate to start decorating for Christmas, the majority of people said Thanksgiving Day, or the day after. There were a few, though, that said any time after Halloween was appropriate. But a lot of people said that people should not start decorating until after Thanksgiving, because Thanksgiving is often overlooked.
When asked specifically when their family starts to decorate, 45% said right after Thanksgiving, 3% said before Halloween, 17% said in the first weeks of November, 17% said the first week of December, and 3% said the middle of December. Only one answer suggested March 31.
When asked the question, “Do you enjoy setting up for Christmas early, or do you dislike the people that simply ignore Thanksgiving all together?”, there were many drastically different answers.
Mikayla Maloney, senior, said, “I enjoy getting in the jolly spirit, but I get annoyed by people who celebrate too early!”
Another student also stated, “I kind of like setting up early, because even though people look at our house weird, it just makes me feel happy because it reminds me of my grandma.” While both statements contradict each other, neither one is wrong.
Christmas is amazing to many people. It would be a huge lie to say that it didn’t bring joy to so many faces. No matter what your opinion is on the subject, no one seems to deny that Christmas is an amazing time of year.
By: J. Graham Hill
On November 26, Randy Nadler came to do his annual presentation over what country he visited in the previous year. Unfortunately, however, due to some personal matters, Mr. Nadler was not able to travel this year. He didn’t let this stop him, though! Instead, he recycled an older presentation and filtered in some photos from a second trip he made to that country for this year’s presentation. This year was-- India!
Every year there are always certain parts that catch the students’ eyes. In this year’s presentation a lot of students liked the architecture and the cows.
Senior Mikayla Maloney stated that her favorite part was “learning about the Indian culture [and] their weddings.”
Kamryn Poe, senior, loved seeing the “Rat Temple. It was very interesting and not something I expected.”
Callie Weatherly, senior, reported, “I always like when he shows the animals, but I think my favorite this year was the traditional Indian wedding.”
Overall the least liked factor of the presentation was sitting on the bleachers for so long.
“I hated the Rat Palace. It gave me the creeps,” Elsie McNabb, senior, reported as being her least favorite part.
Destiney Quick, freshman, loved “seeing the difference in the cultures.”
Every year there is something that Mr. Nadler doesn’t show, or doesn’t show enough of-- typically leaving the students wanting more.
Mikayla Maloney, senior, reported that she wished there was “definitely more food” in the presentation.
Senior Kamryn Poe wished there were more fun facts and details shared.
Senior Callie Weatherly said, “I wish that he had talked about upper level schools more.”
“I wished there were more animals. He didn't really show what other cool species there are in India,” senior Diana Ribera shared.
“The history of colonial India” is what Oliver Garren, sophomore, was hoping to learn more about.
Junior Lydia Otten said, “My least favorite part was learning about the snakes, because I hate snakes.”
As you can tell, the recycled presentation still went over well. Although it wasn’t new like most students hoped, Mr. Nadler still gave us a great, educational show. See you again next year!
By: Destiny Lafferty
Christmas is coming up soon! Many people have already set up decorations. Some parents have even gone so far as setting out presents under the tree.
A survey was sent out to all students of New Haven High School, wherein they were asked about their favorite Christmas traditions.
Keegan Wiedemann, freshman, said that his favorite tradition is unwrapping the presents under the tree. Keegan said, “My grandmother makes a big Christmas dinner for us and we unwrap presents with everybody around [us] to see what [we] got.” According to Keegan, another tradition that the Wiedemann family has is a big Christmas party. Keegan said that the adults talk while the kids play video and board games as well as go outside.
Grace Allgaier, junior, commented, “My favorite Christmas tradition is opening up stockings on Christmas Eve.” Grace explained that on Christmas Eve, her family goes to a church service and then goes home and opens their stockings. Afterwards, they spend time with each other and wait for the clock to strike midnight.
Angela Kuhlmann, junior, answered, “In my family, we gather at my nana’s house to eat Christmas breakfast. We eat monkey bread. It is the best breakfast ever.” Angela then said that they sit in a circle and open one present at a time.
Angela continued: “The youngest always starts. When everyone is finished, the kids open their stockings.”
Angela said, “It’s a good time to spend with family. I have at least ten cousins that I see for Christmas and all of them are younger than me, so it’s really nice to see the little kids open the toys I got them.”
There are many different Christmas traditions. Some can be as small as getting presents for pets. They can also be as big as getting the whole family together for Christmas dinner.
Merry Christmas, New Haven!
By: Hannah Knoppe
At the end of November, the New Haven FCA was donated approximately 100 Christmas cards. These cards were sent out to alumni from New Haven High School that are currently serving in our armed forces. The identities of the veterans who received cards have been kept anonymous for privacy and safety reasons.
The cards were passed out to various classrooms and students were then instructed, and gratefully willing, to help write the cards. Students were encouraged to profess their well wishes and Christmas blessings.
Students were instructed not to write in cursive, curse, talk of war or families, or address the letter to a specific servicemember; however, they were urged to openly express their gratitude towards our veterans.
Mrs. Laune, FCA leader, stated, “I think it is extremely important to honor and remember our former students that are serving, because they may not be with their families this holiday season. I feel our [former] students will [be] surprised and delighted to know that our students are thinking of them during the Christmas season.”
Students and members of our community who’d like to get involved are more than welcome to express their own appreciation in the cards by reaching out to the local chapter of the American Legion.
Mrs. Laune stressed, “I feel that the students need to express their own words of gratitude in the cards and for their cards to reflect how grateful we are to all those that serve.”
Students are also encouraged to reach out to a nonprofit organization, such as A Million Thanks or Operation Gratitude. These organizations are both designed to provide support and show appreciation to our active and veteran military men and women through sending letters and granting betterment of life wishes, as well as to provide higher education scholarships to their children.
Thank you, FCA, for being so wholehearted to think of our servicemen and women this holiday season.
And thank you to all of our veterans; you are our heroes!
By: Zachary Groner
With the basketball season in full swing, the players were asked multiple questions. The team is composed of eight seniors, three juniors, and one sophomore. The team has gotten off to a good start. They travelled to Belle for their first game and came away with the win 58-42. Shortly after, they travelled to Montgomery to play in the Montgomery County invitational tournament. However, they ended up losing to Hermann in the third place game.
The players were asked how they were going to be able to contribute to their team's success this year.
Martin Lewis answered, “As a captain and our floor general, my job is to just make sure we are organized and good to go. I also need to contribute by handling the ball and making sure I don't turn it over which could cost our team.”
Jay Eichelberger responded, “Stop my man on the defensive end and pass and score on offense.”
Next, the athletes were asked what they feel their strengths are as a team.
Ethan Groner said, “Our outside shooting is better than last year and we also play pretty solid defense.”
“We are fast and are going to be able to run the floor,” commented Jay Eichelberger.
According to Martin Lewis, “This team has a lot of potential. I feel we can put 5 guys out there on the floor at one time that can both score and defend well enough to be a very good team.”
The basketball team was also asked what they feel they still need to work on as a team and as an individual.
Jay Eichelberger stated, “As a team we need to work on shooting and just learning our offense more in depth.”
“As a team we could probably work on our chemistry and our offense as a whole. So far this season I don't feel as if we are putting up enough points to win a lot of the tough games,” commented Martin Lewis.
Ethan Groner responded by saying, “Our rebounding could be better along with our shooting percentages.”
Good luck to the varsity boys on your upcoming games!
On December 5, 2018, at approximately 8:41 a.m. Franklin County 911 received a call from the 2700 block of Newport Road, Washington Mo. stating that someone has been shot. As Deputies arrived on scene they located 86 year old Harold Humphrey deceased in the kitchen of the home, Also inside the residence was the victim’s wife and grandson. The investigation revealed that the grandson had arrived at the residence at approximately 8:30 a.m., an argument ensued and Bair had shot the victim in the chest. He had then called 911 and waited for law enforcement to arrive. The suspect is identified as 25 year old Jeremiah Bair from Washington. Jeremiah Bair is charged with Murder 2nd and Armed Criminal Action with bond being set at $250,000 cash only.
By: Elsie McNabb
The New Haven High School seniors decorated the senior hallway for Christmas on Friday, November 30. Every year, the seniors decorate their hallway with lights and trees. This year, they all worked together to bring in Christmas decorations, and together they took wrapping paper and other decorations to make their lockers unique to their own personalities.
The seniors got out of their third and fourth hour classes Friday, and they spent that time putting up the “senior tree” as well as all the other decorations. The “senior tree” was placed in the hallway, and it was decorated with ornaments and pictures of the seniors as kids. Lights were strung along the ceiling going down the hallway. Levi Schroeder played Christmas music for the occasion. Kamryn Poe brought in cookies for the entire class to enjoy.
A couple of the seniors shared their favorite experiences from the day.
When Mikayla Maloney was asked, she said, “I enjoyed decorating my locker, even though it was very frustrating. Also, I love the Christmas tree that has all our baby pictures on it.”
Makenzie Munsinger stated, “My favorite part of the whole thing was coming together as a class to decorate the big tree in the cafeteria.”
Grace Soete said, “Obviously it was great that we got out of class, but the whole thing was fun. We got to listen to Christmas music and spend time with our friends getting into the Christmas spirit.”
“I had a lot of fun, even though I needed help because I am too short to reach the top of my locker. But, it turned out well,” said Diana Ribera.
As you can see, this tradition is always a big hit. The seniors get in the spirit and come together to make more memories as a class. Happy Holidays!
East Central College is hosting an event to help food stamp recipients find out more about the state of Missouri’s SkillUp program, which provides additional access to childcare, housing assistance, job skills training, job placement and more.
SkillUp services are offered at no cost to eligible participants and is designed to promote employability and self-sufficiency. The program is offered through East Central College and area Job Centers at no cost and offers food stamp recipients the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience.
“The college provides short-term training programs in health care, computer science and welding, to provide food stamp recipients with unique job skills,” says Joel Doepker, Vice President of External Relations at East Central College. “We purposely schedule programs that can be completed in less than 16 weeks so the food stamp recipient can quickly secure a job and begin a career.”
The event, named “SkillUPalooza”, will be held Thursday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the East Central College Training Center. East Central College will have staff on hand to help participants decide what job training program is the best fit for them. Other agencies, such as the Missouri Job Center, Goodwill, Missouri Community Action Network and Better Family Life, are also participating.
For more information about the program visit www.eastcentral.edu/cwd/SkillUP or contact Melissa Willmore at 636.584.6530 or Melissa.Willmore@eastcentral.edu.
Harold Joseph "Butch" Pohl, 82, of New Haven, MO, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Mercy Hospital, Washington, Missouri.
Harold was born in Washington, Missouri on May 19, 1936, a son of the late Aloys & Wilma (Thorton)Pohl.
He was the widower of Viola Helena (Hilke) Pohl. They were united in marriage on November 10, 1956, at St. Francis Borgia Church, Washington, MO.
Harold proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1958. He was a member of Assumption Church, New Haven.
Harold was a general manager for Hawthorn, then later Kellwood Manufacturing in New Haven. In his free time he enjoyed camping, painting, fishing, being in the outdoors, doing wood working, playing basketball, following politics, but mostly spending time with his family at the lake house.
Harold is survived by a daughter, Cindy Yowell & husband Jim, of Berger, Missouri; a son, Terry Pohl & wife Lynn, of Washington, Missouri; a daughter, Linda Getty & husband George, of Niles, Illinois; a daughter, Brenda Mahanes & husband Jay, of Lone Jack, Missouri, a son, Glen Pohl & wife Jodi, of Washington, Missouri, two sisters-in-law, Marge Pohl, of St. Charles, Missouri; and Leona Noelker & husband Dave, of Washington, Missouri, a brother-in-law, Edward Hilke Jr. & wife Bernice, of Washington, Missouri, by 14 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a brother, Bob Pohl, and two sisters, Joyce Moore and an infant sister.
Visitation will be held Thursday, December 6th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
A funeral mass will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption Church , New Haven, with Father John Deken officiating.
Burial will be at St. Francis Borgia Cemetery, Washington, Missouri. Memorials may be given to Assumption Church or St. Francis Borgia Regional High School. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
By: Grace Allgaier
On November 19th, the New Haven Varsity Girls Basketball team had their first game at Bourbon. They faced Bourbon and won with a score of 42-15.
Mr. Peirick, the coach of the Girls Varsity team, was asked about his thoughts on the first game. He said, “I was definitely happy with the fact that we won our first game, and it also gave me a lot of information about what we as a team need to work on and get better at to be able to compete every night.”
Claire Meyer, a senior on the team, was asked about how she felt about the first game of the year. She said, “It’s really exciting to see all our hard work pay off, and it’s really awesome starting the season off with a win.”
Kayla Brummels, a junior on the team, was asked what she thought the team needed to work on during the season. She said, “As a team, we need to work on our skills and try to win as many games as possible. Working together is the key!”
Meagan Holtmeyer, a junior on the team, was asked what she hoped the team will accomplish this season. She said, “I hope that we can go 500, which means that we get the same amount of wins as we do losses, or better.”
Good luck this season, Varsity Girls!
East Central College is inviting the community to participate in its Future Summit. The event is designed to address the college’s challenges and search for future opportunities. It will take place in the John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18.
“As we continue our pursuit of excellence,” said Dr. Jon Bauer, East Central College President, “we are in the process of designing a new strategic plan. Community input is an invaluable resource in creating that plan.”
East Central College’s Strategic Plan Initiative, SOAR to 2024, will help it identify and define the experience it provides to its students. The Future Summit is integral part of the strategic planning process.
The conference-style event will happen on the Union campus and will feature a keynote speaker and topics that will form the foundation of the event including:
Following these talks, community members will have the opportunity to join small group discussions. The input from these discussion groups will inform the college’s strategies for the next five years and beyond.
“The Future Summit is designed to bring all constituents together for learning and discussion,” said Dr. Bauer. “It is an opportunity to jump-start future planning for business and industry and community organizations.”
Find out more about the SOAR to 2024 initiative and RSVP to the event at www.eastcentral.edu/soar.
Young buck in Stone County is first CWD detection in far southwest region of the state.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that a young buck harvested in Stone County in early November has tested positive for the deadly deer disease -- chronic wasting disease (CWD). According to MDC, this is the first detection of CWD in Stone County and the first detection in the far southwest region of the state.
The yearling white-tailed buck was harvested on private land the opening weekend of the November firearms deer season near Reeds Spring, approximately 15 miles from the Arkansas border. MDC staff have notified the hunter and landowner of the CWD confirmation. More than 400 cases of CWD have been found in deer and elk in northwest Arkansas since early 2016.
The positive test result is from one of more than 20,000 tissue samples collected by MDC from hunter-harvested deer during its mandatory CWD sampling efforts in 31 counties the opening weekend of the fall firearms season, Nov. 10 and 11. MDC reports that testing of the samples continues with more than 60 percent of sample test results already reported to hunters. Hunters can get free test results for harvested deer they submitted for CWD sampling at mdc6.mdc.mo.gov/applications/cwdResults/
MDC also reports 10 other deer have tested positive for CWD this season with 1 from Adair County, 4 from Franklin County, 1 from Jefferson County, 3 from Macon County, and 1 from Oregon County. The 11 new positives for the season bring the total cases of CWD in Missouri to 86. For more information on CWD cases found this season and in past years, visit mdc.mo.gov/cwd under “CWD in Missouri.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been no known cases of CWD infecting people. In areas with CWD, the CDC recommends hunters strongly consider having their harvested deer tested for CWD before eating the meat. The CDC also recommends not consuming an animal that tests positive for the disease.
MDC continues to offer voluntary CWD sampling and testing of harvested deer statewide through the remainder of the deer hunting season at MDC regional offices and at participating taxidermists and meat processors. The season continues with archery hunting through Jan. 15, the antlerless portion through Dec. 2, and the alternative methods portion from Dec. 22 through Jan. 1. Learn more at mdc.mo.gov/cwd under “Voluntary CWD Sampling All Season.”
By: Mikayla Maloney
The New Haven High School students are very involved in the school, but they also have lives outside of school. We really don’t know what most of our peers do outside of school. We only know the little things-- what each individual participates in, how they are in school, and so on. Of course you may know what your friends enjoy or what is on their mind, but what about the other students you may not talk to as much? A survey was sent out to illuminate the lives of ordinary New Haven students.
Some New Haven students shared what they like to do outside of school, where they work, facts about their lovely critters back at home, their favorite memories, and what they can’t live without!
Senior Lexi Oetterer said, “Archery is my favorite hobby because it is something that I have done with my dad since I was eight. Plus, it is really fun when you go and compete against other people and place in the competition (even the boys that compete).”
“Dancing is my favorite hobby outside of school. I like it because you can express your feelings through the moves,” said freshman Keegan Wiedemann.
“My favorite hobby is to play video games and listen to music. I like it because it gets me away from my troubles and lets me do whatever I want for the most part,” said senior Alex Trentmann.
Lauralie Grater added, “My favorite hobby is rollerblading, because I fell in love with it when my older brother introduced it to me.”
“My favorite hobby is sleeping. As a high school student, you carry a lot of responsibility on your shoulders surrounding homework, tests, deadlines, finals, graduating, etc., and sometimes that just gets so exhausting. I love to get home and have no commitments so I can just take a huge nap or just sleep through the rest of the day and catch up on all the sleep I miss regularly,” said Miranda Durbin.
Destiney Quick mentioned, “My favorite hobby is hanging out at Save-A-Lot… Sounds weird, I know. But most of my memories are made there because it's practically where I've grown up. Working with so many different people.”
“My favorite hobby is the Demolition Derby! There is no way to explain the adrenaline rush going through you when they count down from 5. Also, [there’s nothing like smashing] cars into each other, the smell of burnt oil, and just [letting] loose and [losing] control. I'm going to explain how it feels when they count down from 5: 5-- you give your seatbelt one last yank to make sure it’s snug. 4-- your hands clench tighter on the steering wheel, your blood starts pumping. 3-- you drop the gear shifter into reverse, holding your foot over the brake. 2-- you throw your arms over the seat, staring back at the opponents behind you. 1-- your eyes narrow, you feather the gas pedal to keep your rolling dumpster from stalling. Go! You forget everything wrong in the world as you stomp down on the gas, launching the car backwards, racing towards the other drivers,” stated Andrew Rohlfing.
Demetri Pataky said, “I work at Kloppe's Dairy Farm, and I do whatever they need me to do, from hauling stuff with a tractor or milking cows to fixing grain bins. It really just depends what's going on that day.”
“I work at the New Haven Ice Cream Shoppe. I work in the front, so I take food and ice cream orders. Sometimes I work in the back and fry food and wash dishes,” added Diana Ribera.
Miranda Durbin mentioned, “I have so many pets, it's unreal. I have four cats, all indoor-- Werecat, Noel, Bailee, and Pamfer. I have lots of outdoor cats, but their mom is Arctic. I also have two dogs-- Maximus, outside, and Peanut, inside. I have lots of chickens, with their names following the guidelines for delicious chicken meals-- i.e., Lemon Pepper, Rotisserie, Fried, Pesto, Buffalo, etc.”
“My favorite memory would be seeing Scotty McCreery at the Owensville fair. I’ve seen him before, a few years ago. I actually got front row seats. So seeing him again as close as I was this time at the Owensville fair was just as amazing as the first,” said Savanna Hanna.
Grace Soete added, “I cannot live without Marshalls! There are always so many clothes to try on and candles to smell.”
As you can see, there is so much left unsaid from the peers around you! There is always something new to learn about someone!
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