By: Grace Allgaier
Recently, students at New Haven High School submitted their art to the Four Rivers art show. Their pieces were shown in an exhibit from April first to April twelfth, at East Central College in Hansen Hall 121, Art Gallery.
Lauralie Grater, a junior, was asked about her thoughts on the art show. She responded, “Well, I had pieces that I have made that went to the art show. Five pieces went: one pottery piece, one block print, one mixed media, bique pattern, and my sculpture. I got third in my bique and sculpture, second in my mixed media, and high memorable for my block print. I felt so happy when I got ribbons and placed in the art show.”
Sierra Elliott, a senior, was asked the same question and responded with, “For the Four Rivers art show, my class (graphic communications) is actually putting pieces into it. I think it’s a great way to get some people to put their art out there for others to see.”
Dori McCarty, a sophomore, said, “It was amazing to have not one, but two pieces put in the art show. I'm not in an art class this year-- there wasn't room on my schedule. I am in Yearbook, so Mrs. Borcherding let me work on my digital art piece during that class. When my mom told me that my digital piece had gotten third place I was so excited. I have been trying to win a competition for so long and to even get third place was awesome considering the digital category also included photos. I can't wait to see that ribbon hanging on the corner of my artwork. I will remember it forever. I can tell that this is the start of a whole new world for me-- I actually feel like I am good enough to make a living off of my art.”
Good job, New Haven artists!
Scenic Regional Library will be hosting a Star Wars Dungeons and Dragons event on May 4th, from 11:00 to 4:30 pm.
By: Caroline Otten
On Thursday, April 11th, 2019, the NHHS Track and Field team traveled to Cuba to compete in various events for one of their first medal meets. Only two athletes from each school are allowed to be entered into each event. Cuba, St. James, Steelville, Arcadia Valley, Crocker, Belle, Bourbon, Newburg, Vienna, Viburnum, and Farmington participated in the meet as well as New Haven. The boys Varsity team placed 3rd and the girls Varsity placed 3rd. The athletes were then asked a few questions about the meet and how they competed.
The first question was about what event they did and how they felt they competed. Sophomore Ellie Westermeyer said, “Shot and discus, and I got second in discus.”
Junior Lauren Hoerstkamp replied, “I only competed in the 100-meter dash, and due to weather, pole vault got canceled.”
Emma McIntyre simply said, “I did the 4x800 meter relay and 1 mile and I felt pretty good.”
The second question asked was how they think the whole team competed. Sophomore Hannah Borcherding answered, “I feel everyone did pretty well.”
Sophomore Marie Sheible replied, “I think overall we did great.”
Junior Lauren Hoerstkamp expressed, “I think we always work well together to get the best results.”
The last question asked was if there is anything they feel they need to work on. Sophomore Hannah Borcherding said, “Working on getting my stride a little bigger and getting faster times.”
Sophomore Ellie Westermeyer simply answered, “Throwing farther.”
Congratulations, both the girls and boys teams, for placing in the top 3 at the meet, and good luck on the rest of your season!
By: Lydia Otten
With the school year coming to an end, seniors are deciding on if they want to attend college, and then what colleges to pick and how they are going to handle it financially. Scholarships are one of the ways that can really help out a student. They are given out based on different criteria and typically reflect what the donor or the foundation values.
Scholarships can be a tricky thing to approach. So, that said, the senior class was sent a questionnaire on the importance of scholarships, tips for recommendation letters, how to make filling them out go more quickly, and any tips in general.
Regarding the importance of scholarships, Kamryn Poe said, “Applying for scholarships is really important. It is free money you receive to help achieve your goals in life. [Applying] may seem scary and you may think you won't get it, but I strongly encourage you to fill them out anyway. You may be surprised by what you can get for certain degrees.”
When Lexi Oetterer was asked if she had any tips for recommendation letters, she responded with, “I would ask teachers that you have the best relationship with. Make sure the teacher likes you, and make sure that you are a good student. Teachers will most likely be more willing to write one for you.”
Alex Trentmann suggests that you “ask somebody who knows what you are capable of and how diligently you work.”
If you want to make filling out scholarships go quicker, Elsie McNabb suggests that you “be honest. Remember the questions and see if any [later scholarships] are similar, because if they are, it'll be easier and quicker.”
As a general tip, Mikayla Maloney says that you should “make sure to always be yourself-- do not lie about your accomplishments or anything.”
Joseph Rethemeyer commented with, “Show the scholarship committees who you are with your writing-- don't just tell them.”
Thank you, seniors, for all these tips and good luck to anybody filling out future scholarships!
By: Callie Weatherly
Around 9:30 a.m., we left New York to head toward the Flight 93 Memorial, a memorial for one of the 9/11 planes that was set to hit in Washington D.C. but crashed in a field instead. The drive to the memorial was long, so we made a pit stop for lunch around 12:45.
Once we arrived at the Flight 93 Memorial, we walked through a museum and saw where the actual plane crashed.
After a long drive, we arrived at the hotel a little bit after 7 p.m. Until room checks, the students were allowed to have free time to swim or go eat dinner with friends.
Senior trip was fun, and we all made lots of memories. However, all good things must come to an end. Tomorrow we head home.
2nd Place Mixed Media, Lauralie Grater, Zen Sun
3rd Place Sculpture, Lauralie Grater, Gourd Mandala
3rd Place Digital Art, Dori McCarty, Back to the 90’s
HM Prints, Lauralie Grater, Remember Me
HM Design, Maddison Jaeggers, Untitled
HM Design, Natalie Buchheit, The Flower Within
3rd Place Fibers, Lauralie Grater, Paisley
HM Fibers, Paige Remillard, Little Bird
By: Callie Weatherly
After leaving the hotel, we made our way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Although, we made a few pit stops to see some things around the city, like a bull that supposedly gives you financial good luck if you rub it.
While going through New York, we also stopped to see the 9/11 memorial, the Brooklyn Bridge, China Town, and Little Italy.
After traveling through New York all morning, we were able to go to the afternoon activities we had picked for ourselves. Some of the activities included a tour of the 9/11 museum, a visit to Madison Square Garden, a tour of NBC studios, and a tour of the MET.
The evening events we picked for ourselves included the New York Yankees vs. the Royals game, a tour of the 9/11 museum, and a bus tour of the city.
Around 9:30, the groups met up to go to the top of the Empire State Building. Afterward, we got the choice of going to see Grand Central Station or going to Times Square.
We were busy, busy bees around New York, but it is time to travel to new places. Next stop, Pennsylvania.
Girls, ages 11-15, should apply by May 15 for this chance to learn outdoor skills and safety in a fun, immersive environment.
DEFIANCE, Mo.--The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will be offering its ninth annual Discover Nature Girls Camp Monday, July 8 at the August A. Busch Shooting Range and Outdoor Education Center in Defiance. This is a free, full-day camp aimed at introducing girls, ages 11–15, to a range of outdoors skills in a supportive learning environment. Girls should plan to arrive between 7:45 and 8 a.m. to check in and be picked up between 6:45 to 7:30 pm.
The 9th & 10th Track Relays at Sullivan and the Middle School Track Meet at Union that were both scheduled for this afternoon have been cancelled
This afternoon's middle school track meet at Union has been cancelled.
By: Callie Weatherly
To start the day off, we drove to Philadelphia to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.
While in Philadelphia, we had lunch before heading to New York. As many would guess, the majority of us enjoyed a Philly Cheese Steak.
First thing in the Big Apple, we dropped off our luggage at the hotel and then went to see Top of the Rock.
Since some of the Broadway shows were at different times, one group went to shop around the city while the others got ready for their shows. The group that went to the earlier Broadway showing got to shop around after their show.
The Broadway shows we saw included “The Lion King,” “Wicked,” “Aladdin,” and “Pretty Woman.”
Tomorrow we will continue our journey through New York.
By: Hannah Knoppe
As graduation is just right around the corner, the senior class of 2019 was asked a series of questions pertaining to their colleges, classes, and plans after their high school careers are over.
Firstly, seniors were asked what their plans were after high school; after all, not all students decide to take the college route right after they graduate.
Callie Weatherly mentioned, “I will be going to college, but I am going to take a gap year in between. My life is a mess and I need to get it in order before making a huge and expensive commitment like college.”
Alex Trentmann stated, “Enjoy a summer off and go to college at Missouri Western State University.”
Nathan Remillard commented, “I plan to go into the workforce after high school, but later try to attend a college for my art career. I plan to one day become an anime and manga creator.”
Secondly, the seniors who plan to attend college after high school were asked what college they have decided on and why they picked that college in particular.
Callie Weatherly stated, “After my gap year I plan to attend Southeast Missouri State University (SEMO).”
Mikayla Maloney exclaimed, “I’ve decided on Lindenwood University because it’s a great school, and it’s relatively close to home.”
Lexi Oetterer mentioned, “I am going to attend the University of Missouri - Columbia (Mizzou).”
Furthermore, the students were asked what majors, programs, etc., they’ve decided on and when they’re going to register for their classes.
Lexi Oetterer stated, “I am going to major in Political Science, and I have not decided on a minor yet.”
She continued: “I will register for classes during my summer welcome, which is in June. I do not know what classes I am going to register for though.”
Mikayla Maloney mentioned, “[I plan to major in] Criminology/Criminal Justice. I register on May 17th. I already have three classes: Law and Order, Criminology, and English Comp.”
Callie Weatherly exclaimed, “I am currently undecided. I'd like to teach history and English, but I really like Historic Preservation too. Throughout the last two years of high school, I have developed a love for writing. I would love to become a published writer or maybe even become a screenwriter. If I did the screenwriter's path, I might even do acting classes or stage design with it. I would love to do it all, but that just isn't realistic. I just can't seem to decide which of my loves I want to make into a career. I really don't want to give up any of them, so I hope to at least keep the others as some sort of hobby.”
Finally, the seniors were asked what they were most excited for in terms of the college lifestyle.
Mikayla Maloney mentioned, “I am excited to have more freedom and live the adult life.”
Callie Weatherly stated, “I am excited to have more of an independent lifestyle.”
Alex Trentmann commented, “Meeting new people and seeing a new place.”
It sounds like the students in the senior class of 2019 have bright futures ahead of them. Good luck on all your future plans and ambitions, seniors!
By: Callie Weatherly
Our day began at 6:15 with breakfast. By 6:40, we were gazing at the monuments of D.C. Some monuments we saw were the Lincoln memorial, the Vietnam memorial, and the WWII memorial.
After looking at some of the many memorials, we headed toward the White House for our tour. Around 9:30, we went in groups for lunch and to see different Smithsonian museums like the Museum of Natural History, the American History Museum, the Holocaust Museum, etc.
Around 3:30, we went to tour the Library of Congress. Following that we took pictures and looked around the outside of the Supreme Court.
Finally we were able to go back onto the bus, but before we could get ready for Peking Gourmet, we went to see the U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial. The Peking Gourmet dinner didn’t begin until 7:30, but it was worth the wait. We got to try a lot of new foods together.
As you can see, our day was packed full of great learning experiences. And we still have many more to come! Tomorrow, we hit the Big Apple, New York.
By: Destiny Lafferty
Have you ever had a class in school that you couldn't wait to attend each day? Below, students at New Haven High School discussed the classes that they love.
Jamie Liggett, junior, said that her favorite classes are foods and FACS class. When asked to explain, she commented, “I like foods and FACS class because I like to cook with a group.”
Destiney Quick, freshman, expressed that her favorite class is P.E. When asked why, she explained, “I don't get homework and coach is pretty flexible with lessons, meaning he usually is okay with a small plan change, such as letting us play tag rather than running laps.”
Destiney is hoping to take German 1 next year. She commented, “I'm excited to learn a different language.”
Lauren Hoerstkamp, junior, stated that her favorite class is German and P.E. She explained, “German, because I love Mrs. Koch and all of my friends are in that class. She is also an amazing and easy going teacher. P.E., because all of my friends are in that class and we get to goof off and have a good time.”
Lauren is looking forward to taking pottery and going to Four Rivers Career Center next year. Lauren said, “All my great friends are going to be in that class with me [and] I'm excited to do something new and go to VoTech for teaching careers.”
Ashlyn Beckmann, freshman, expressed that her favorite class this year was pottery. When asked to explain, she said, “I can explore my creativity and artistic ability.” Ashlyn is hoping to take Foods next year because she loves to cook and wants to learn more tricks and tips to make a healthy meal.
Another student said that their favorite class was independent study, because they are able to be creative in their own way. They are hoping to take T.V. studio, because they like to take photos and hope to learn more about photography.
A classmate said that they love community service because they are able to go to Little Mac’s Pre-school. Another classmate commented that their favorite class is Current Events, because they get to talk about topics that matter and debate them as well.
A high schooler said that they love American History, because they get to laugh and have fun. Another high schooler said that they love P.E., because they liked having fun between their first and third periods. They said it helps get their mind off of school work and they can have fun with their friends and get physically fit.
There are many different classes to take at New Haven High School. Even though pre-registration has passed, there is still a chance to change your mind about classes you are going to take next year. Have a good year and good luck on getting the classes you hope to take next year!
Charges was issued against 51 year old Brian S. Hensley from Villa Ridge, MO for 2nd degree Murder of Rose L. Mattingly.
The victim is identified as 51 year old Rose L. Mattingly from Villa Ridge which was killed from a gunshot. The delay in the release of this name is out of respect for the family as this office wanted to notify the next of kin prior to release.
Charges was issued against 51 year old Brian S. Hensley from Villa Ridge, Mo. for 2nd degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action bond is set at $500,000. cash only. This investigation is still active and further details will follow.
On April 15, 2019, at approximately 11:00pm, Franklin County Deputies responded to the 100 block of Ajax Avenue, Villa Ridge, MO, for a reported deceased person. Responding deputies discovered the body of an adult female who appeared to have sustained a single gunshot wound. A perimeter was established around the residence and for the next several hours, Franklin County negotiators attempted to contact anybody inside the residence. All attempts were unsuccessful. However, investigators learned details which lead them to believe someone was inside.
After several hours of attempted negotiations, a deputy visually observed a male inside the residence. The male was lying down and didn’t move at all for several minutes and only then slowly. The deputy suspected the male might be another victim. However, investigators were unsure if the male was involved with the deceased gunshot victim at all.
Due to the possibility the male might be another victim; deputies entered the residence and contacted the male. It was determined he might be suffering from a drug overdose. Emergency Medical Services responded for evaluation and transported him to a local area hospital where he was deemed to be fit for confinement. A 51 year old male from Villa Ridge was arrested for investigation into the death of the female.
Investigators are still determining the facts to this incident; however, there is nothing indicating that authorities should be searching for anybody else. Information will be made available as it is learned.
Franklin County Sheriff
By: Callie Weatherly
We had breakfast at the hotel at 6:30 a.m. and left the hotel for Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, around 7:30 a.m. The tour of Monticello didn’t begin until 8:50 a.m., however we arrived around 8 a.m. We were able to use the extra time to walk around the grounds and garden.
Throughout the tour, we were not able to take pictures, but we did see some amazing things like replicas of the artifacts Thomas Jefferson collected over the years. After the tour, we got back on the bus and headed to George Washington’s Mount Vernon.
Many seniors were heard saying they were “thankful we are on the bus for shorter amounts of time today.”
We stopped for lunch around 1 p.m. in Mount Vernon before heading to George Washington’s estate. While at Mount Vernon, we did two tours— one of the house and one of the area of the grounds used for the movie National Treasure 2.
Next we traveled to D.C. Our first stop was at the Arlington Cemetery where we watched the changing of the guards and visited The Eternal Flame, J.F.K.’s burial site.
At around 7:00 p.m., we went to dinner before checking into our hotel. Today was a full day, but tomorrow will be fuller. We go to the White House!
On the morning of April 14, 2019 at about 2:54 AM, deputies responded to the 500 block of Summer Hill Lane south of Washington for a report of a domestic assault. On scene, the victim told deputies that she was involved in an argument with her boyfriend. During the argument her boyfriend, identified as Joshua M. Hicks, age 38 from Washington, grabbed her by the neck, took her to the floor and started strangling her. The victim was able to get free she fled the house with her daughter and called 911. Deputies found the suspect locked in a bedroom of the house. He initially refused to come out but later did, whereupon he was arrested without incident and transported to the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility. A warrant was issued on Mr. Hicks for Domestic Assault 2nd degree. Bond was set at $40,000.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law
Franklin County Sheriff
MSHSAA has rocognized the following winter sports teams (listed below) from New Haven High School for having qualified for their Scholastic Achievement Award.
MSHSAA has rocognized the following winter sports teams (listed below) from New Haven High School for having qualified for their Scholastic Achievement Award. Note that there are two levels of achievement for this award. Teams that achieve a grade point average of 3.00 to 3.49 are recognized as Distinguished. Those teams who have a grade point average between 3.50 and 4.00 are recognized as Outstanding. These grade point averages are based on grades during the winter sports season.
Freshmen Boys Basketball 3.31
Junior Varsity Boys Basketball 3.52
Varsity Boys Basketball 3.52
Jr. Varsity Girls Basketball 3.60
Varsity Girls Basketball 3.79
Spring Sports will be announced in June.
By: Callie Weatherly
This morning, we enjoyed breakfast at the hotel at 6:30 A.M. before loading up the bus at 7:00 A.M. We arrived at the Biltmore Estate, a historic Vanderbilt property, at around 9 A.M.
We then headed for lunch at 11 A.M. Because of traffic, we arrived at the University of Virginia a little late and toured until around 8 P.M. We then went to the hotel nearby and walked to get dinner from there.
It was a rough and rainy day, but we ended it with games, jokes, and laughter.
Eldo "Junior" Helling, 80, of Leslie, MO, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at his home.
Eldo was born in Port Hudson, Missouri on September 11, 1938, a son of the late Eldo H. Sr. & Elsie M. (Mann) Helling.
He was the husband of Deanna (Kester) Helling. They were united in marriage on April 17, 1982, in Union, Missouri.
Eldo is survived by his wife Deanna Helling, by four daughters, Peggy King & husband Jon, of Leslie, Missouri; Idie Rohlfing & husband Rodney, of Gerald, Missouri; Judy Scheer & husband Brad, of Washington, Missouri, and Susan Rector & husband Darel, of Bourbon, Missouri; a son Jeff Helling, of Springfield, Missouri, and Darrell Freiberger, of Beaufort, Missouri, who was like a son to him, by 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and by many other family members and close friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Roy V. Helling.
When he was younger he worked on the farm with his dad. He bailed and hauled a lot of hay. He even delivered hay once to Elvis Presley, which by the way he was very proud of. He eventually became a car dealer and met his wife of 39 years. They built several successful car dealerships, and eventually built a very successful auction business as well. They sold cars and farm machinery. The consignment & auction business was very successful for over 30 years. Thanks to the best of friends, customers, and his auction crew, Jeff Miller, Darrell Freiberger, Paul Stockamp & Dennis Druesch, Dale, Garver, his daughter Peggy King and son-in-law Jon, and the Hiatt's and Haney's. He will be missed by many friends and family.
He enjoyed going to auctions, and working his own auctions. He was a great story teller and enjoyed embellishing the truth. He loved riding his gator and going to feed his fish, working on the farm, collecting John Deere Tractors and memorabilia, and going to family gatherings and bbq's.
Visitation will be held Monday, April 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services will follow at 2:00 p.m., with Rev. William Zastrow officiating.
Burial will be at Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery, Port Hudson, Missouri. Memorials may be given to families choice. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
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