All persons are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
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On Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at approximately 6:56 PM, deputies responded to the 2700 block of Neier Rd. in Beaufort for a report of a domestic assault. Upon arrival, deputies located two victims, a 30-year-old female and her 77-year-old mother. Both victims were injured and claimed the younger female victim’s husband assaulted them. Evidence located at the scene supported the assault claims. The male suspect was located on scene and made admissions he committed the assault on both women as well. He was arrested for domestic assault and transported to the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility. A warrant was issued on the suspect, Samuel Nathan Moore, age 28 of Beaufort for two counts of Domestic Assault 2nd degree. Bond was set at $15,000.
All persons are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
By: Bernabe Ribera
This year’s Jingle Jog 5k Run/Walk will begin at 8 A.M. and will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Contestants will complete a course starting from the New Haven Elementary School, and it will be a timed 3.1 mile run/walk course on the streets of New Haven. The Jingle Jog has been held for 6 years now and is a great way for everyone to come out and enjoy a nice run or walk with friends.
The entry fee for the jog is $20 if postmarked on November 22. The fee will be $25 if the entry form is postmarked after the deadline. Goodies will include a long-sleeve cotton T-Shirt guaranteed for all entrants. Prizes will be awarded for the Ugliest Christmas Sweater, Most Festive Holiday Attire, and Best Group/Couple Attire. The link to register online is below.
Alexis Sidwell, senior, designed the shirts for Jingle Jog and was asked if she could tell us anything about the shirts.
“Last year I made the design for the shirt. It was a reindeer and it said ‘Eat my snowflakes.’ I made it this way because I really like puns, and I wanted it to be different than all the years before it,” said Alexis Sidwell.
Designing a shirt for a race is a big thing and many people have a hard time coming up with something. Alexis Sidwell shared what the hardest part about her design was by saying, “The hardest part of this year was that my design was chosen again…. The pun on the [original design] was ‘Sleigh the Course,’ and it had a sleigh with Santa, and it was black, which is what we loved because it was different.” After some revisions, the official design was approved, and the shirts were produced.
Mrs. Oelrichs and Mrs. Menke were also questioned on what they like most about Jingle Jog.
Mrs. Oelrichs responded by saying, “What I like best is seeing the National Honor Society members and the community come together to support people in need. It's especially cool to see the members interacting with the athletes from All Abilities Athletics, who will again be benefitting from the Jingle Jog proceeds this year.”
Mrs. Menke replied with, “I like the community atmosphere this event inspires. I also like that the proceeds from the Jingle Jog benefit a local charity that our NHS students have gotten to serve in the past. This year's proceeds go to benefit All Abilities Athletics in Washington. All Abilities Athletics is a first-class sports program for kids with special needs.”
They were later asked about last year’s Jingle Jog and how it went.
“This is the first year that I am the NHS advisor, so I don't have a ton to say about last year's Jingle Jog. I can tell you that my family and I ran in the event last year and had a great time,” replied Mrs. Menke.
Mrs. Oelrichs said, “Last year's Jingle Jog was very well attended, and we raised the most money we've ever raised - close to $3000. We had around 20 business sponsors and around 85 participants who made this possible.”
When asked if they have any favorable moments they would like to share, Mrs. Oelrichs responded by saying, “Probably my favorite moment was last year, when a portion of the proceeds went to Melanie Duvall, an NHHS graduate who lost her fiance in a construction accident earlier in the year.” She continued by saying, “A large group of her friends (also NHHS alumni) came to participate and support her in the 1 mile walk. It was touching to see a group come together to support their friend in a time of need.”
“I like that everyone gets a jingle bell to wear (if they want) and so most of the runners jingle as they run down the road. I also love the dressed up pairs and groups that really get into the celebration,” replied Mrs. Menke.
Lastly, they would like to say a few words to the Jingle Jog runners and the students of NHHS.
Mrs. Menke responded with, “I would like to say good luck to all of the runners/NHHS students out there that will compete in the Jingle Jog. I hope they find it to be a fun experience.”
“The Jingle Jog is not about who runs the fastest, it's about people helping people. So do your best, and have fun!” replied Mrs. Oelrichs.
Good luck to all the runners who are participating in this year’s Jingle Jog. Do your best and we hope you have a great time!
Link to register online:
2019 Jingle Jog 5K Run/Walk. Presented by New Haven High School National Honor Society. Benefitting All Abilities Athletics.
By: Sam Penning
A Google form was sent out to multiple NHHS coaches, asking their opinions on this year’s class placements for their sports. These placements are determined by the size of the student body of each school.
When asked for his opinion over the class of his sport, John Tucker, XC Class 2, stated, “I don't really have much of an opinion, because there isn't much I can do about it. In the end, all I focus on is what we can control, which is our effort in practice and at competitions. If we are working hard, then we will improve, which is my measure of success.”
Jaime Hoener, Volleyball Class 2, said, “Being in class 2 makes a postseason run a little more difficult because we are one of the smallest schools in our class. But, it is what it is and we'll do our best to compete at a high level.”
Doug Peirick, Softball Class 2, commented, “We were Class 2 in softball last year, so nothing changes for us except our district opponents. It really doesn't matter what class we are in-- we still have to strive to win every game we play.”
The class placements can often be a large obstacle for teams, but the coaches here at NHHS seem to have utmost confidence in their teams. Good luck to these teams in the future.
By: Caroline Otten
“Bam!” went the gun as the official started up the first race of the day for the 2019 Cross Country State Meet. The 2019 MSHSAA Cross Country State Championships were held at the Gans Creek course in Columbia, MO, on Saturday, November 9 with the Shamrocks running in Class 2. There were only two athletes running for New Haven that day-- Junior Emma McIntyre and Senior Austin Tegeler.
After the results came in Austin Tegeler came in 74th with a time of 17:47. Emma McIntyre came in 14th place with a time of 20:11, qualifying as an All-State runner. After their races, both of the athletes were then asked a few questions on their race.
The first question asked was how they felt they ran.
Austin Tegeler simply replied, “I feel I ran pretty great.”
Emma McIntyre said, “I think I ran really [well] on Saturday. With the box I was in, I was able to get into one of the front packs and stay there for the entire race.”
They were then asked if there were any goals that they had accomplished this season.
Emma McIntyre answered, “Two of my goals were to break 21:00 and be All-State. With my time of 20:11, I was able to reach both of those goals at the state meet.”
Austin Tegeler explained, “I really wanted to be All-District to qualify for state, and I did that, so I feel accomplished.”
Next, they were asked how they felt after running their last race of the season.
Austin Tegeler said, “It’s sad but now I can get some time off before track season.”
Emma McIntyre replied, “I'm happy that the season is over because I needed a break, but I was also a little upset when I realized that I only have one more cross country season left.”
Lastly, Austin Tegeler was asked about how he felt with his cross country season, as a Shamrock, coming to an end. He explained, “It’s sad. Cross Country was the sport I really liked and it was so enjoyable. I will definitely miss the sport and all the people I ran with on both the boys and girls teams.”
Congratulations, Emma and Austin, on a great end to your season!
Photos taken by New Haven High School students to benefit the Yearbook and TV/Studio lab.
Dorris Ann Willimann, 81, of Berger, MO, passed away Saturday, November 16th, at New Haven Care Center, New Haven, Missouri.
Dorris was born in Washington, Missouri on June 9, 1938, a daughter of the late Florence (Thomann) and Clarence VonBehren.
She is united in marriage to Walter R. Willimann on June 8, 1957 at New Haven, MO.
She was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church, New Haven, Missouri. She was a homemaker.
Dorris is survived by her husband Walter, by two daughters, Terri Menke, of New Haven; and Vicki Gardner, of Berger; by six grandchildren, Tiffany Femmer, Berger, Tonya Whitman, Marthasville, Ryan Hurd and wife Nicole, Bossier City, LA, Cassandra Gardner, Londell, Christopher Willimann, Truxton and Jamie Willimann, Berger, by eight grandchildren Joshua, Hannah, Savannah, Mya, Ryan, Tyler, Aiden, Alaina. She is also survived by brother and sister-in-laws, many nieces and nephews, cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, a son James "Jim" Willimann, by a brother Dwayne VonBehren, a sister Sharon Rae VonBehren and a son-in-law Wendell Menke.
She enjoyed spending time with family and friends, fishing and enjoying her flower garden and her pets.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 20th, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, Missouri where funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Douglas Booth officiating.
Family request donations to New Haven Care Center or New Haven Hospice, C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
To send flowers to Dorris Ann (VonBehren) Willimann's family, please visit our floral section.
The Middle School student chosen as October's Student of the Month was Liz Luecke. Liz is the daughter of LuAnn and David Luecke. She participates in marching band, basketball, volleyball, and track. Liz is the treasurer of both the Student Council and National Junior Honor Society.
Outside of school, Liz helps her parents by working in their shop in downtown New Haven. She attends Wednesday night religion classes and likes to spend time with family and friends. She also likes to read, draw, and do her homework.
Liz says she really loves all her classes in school and is looking forward to the holiday season.
By: Dalyla Hurst
On November 6th, the FBLA members went out and participated in drive-by raking. Drive-by raking is when the FBLA members go around and rake up leaves from the yards of New Haven citizens. This is something that FBLA does every year. It is a tradition in our small little town.
This year the number of students that participated in the raking was about thirty-eight. There are four different groups. Each of the groups contains ten students. There were a total of eight yards for the students to rake. Mrs. Anderson said, “However, due to the yards being different sizes, the groups helped each other out and joined forces.”
The question that was sent to the students that participated in this event was “Do you think doing this every year benefits your community and why?”
Senior McKenzie Pecaut responded with, “Yes, because gathering people from our community and helping out people is very important to do.”
Senior Grace Allgaier said, “I think it can be very helpful to people who aren’t able to go out and rake their yards.”
Junior Hannah Rethemeyer commented, “Yes, I do think that this benefits the community because most of the people that we rake leaves for are older people and this helps them so that they don't have to go out and do it themselves.”
Senior Meagan Holtmeyer replied, “I think it makes the community closer and keeps people of different ages in check with each other, making everyone more trusting in the community.”
The final question that was asked was if you have participated in the past, what was your favorite memory?
Senior McKenzie Pecaut said, “Jumping into the pile of leaves when we were done.”
Junior Hannah Rethemeyer commented, “This year when we raked a really big pile of leaves and Sheny jumped into it. And when she did, you couldn’t see that she was in there, so we told Casey to jump right on top of her without knowing. Don’t worry, no one got hurt during this event.”
Senior Meagan Holtmeyer replied with, “Jumping in the pile at the compost when we were completely done.”
That is how the FBLA raking went this year. We all hope that FBLA keeps this great tradition going.
By: Paige Remillard
New Haven High School is all about safety. Keeping their students safe is their number one priority, which is why FCCLA has taken it upon themselves to create the new black curtain-like covers to go over the small windows on the doors of the classrooms. The club is hoping to have this accomplished by Thanksgiving. The entire club has been assigned to help make the curtains, they all either work before or after school trying to make the deadline that Mrs. Jamie Miller has set for them. Although they have been working on these for weeks now they still have a few weeks left to go.
Although many do not like the topic of school violence, it is a serious and prominent topic that must be discussed in order to make sure that students are at their safest when in the school building. That is why New Haven High School has started making these black covers to go over the windows of the classrooms. This is to ensure that a threat cannot see into the classroom. The curtains are currently in the process of being made. Each door in the building will get one to hang in their classroom. FCCLA has to make a total of 80 curtains.
The process of making the curtains is proving to be very time consuming. FCCLA has many steps to take in making the curtains:
First, they have to measure out the sizes on the curtains to fit the windows of the doors. Then they have to sew in the magnets on the bottom and the rods through the top. Lastly, they need to attach the strap and velcro to the curtain and finish it with a button hole.
Some thoughts the students have on the curtains are:
Dalyla Hurst, senior, stated that “I think they will be useful because they cover the windows and make me feel safer in the classroom.”
Lauralie Grater, senior, expressed that “Even though it is my last year here, [it] makes me feel much safer knowing that my younger siblings will be safe and hidden away if something bad were to happen.”
Aaron Remillard, freshman, commented that “I think that they will be useful in keeping students safe.”
Chloe Kearney, junior, said that “I feel like it is a great way to make us safer and to feel much more comfortable at school.”
The students at New Haven High School expressed their thoughts and seem to feel much safer knowing that the faculty at the high school is working hard to keep them safe.
On November 13, 2019 at about 11 p.m. Franklin County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 900 block of Star Circle outside of Union for a report of a domestic assault. Once on scene, deputies spoke to the female victim who told them that her boyfriend had pinned her on the bed and choked her. Deputies located evidence consistent with the reported assault at the scene. The male suspect admitted an argument took place, however denied any assault. The male was arrested for domestic assault and transported to the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility. A warrant was issued on Steven Lee Eilers, age 24 from Leslie, for Domestic Assault 3rd degree. Bond was set at $10,000.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
Photos from “New Haven Shamrock – A century of Champions”, by David Menke.
On November 11, 2019 a Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to the 900 block of Turkey Ridge Rd in St. Clair for a report of an assault. The reporting party stated the adult male resident assaulted his girlfriend and 16-year-old son on the prior evening, November 10, 2019. There was supporting evidence located at the scene by the deputy. It was also reported the male suspect later confronted his girlfriend and accused her of taking his wallet. During that confrontation the male reportedly choked and struck his girlfriend. The deputy questioned the male suspect, who denied these accusations. Ultimately, the deputy placed the male suspect under arrest for domestic assault. A warrant was issued on the 44-year-old suspect from St. Clair, Glenn P. Armistead, for two felony counts of Domestic Assault 3rd degree. Bond was set at $50,000 cash only.
A second warrant was also issued on Glenn Armistead stemming from a report previously filed by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on September 3, 2019. In that report Glenn Armistead was accused of pushing, punching, and choking his 16-year-old son during an argument on August 31, 2019. He had left the scene prior to the deputy’s arrival. During the investigation, the deputy discovered supporting evidence of the assault. An additional charge of Domestic Assault 3rd degree was issued, bond was set at $15,000.
All people are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
By: Bernabe Ribera
Walgreens is having an art contest where young teens use their creativity to share how they feel about what is happening in their world. Upon entering the contest, teens are asked to choose a topic they would like to talk about in their art pieces. These topics include Gender Identity, Social Media, Cyber Bullying, Self-Esteem, and much more. As a teen enters their artwork, they must go through the first round of the contest, which is public voting. Their artwork is posted on the Walgreens Expressions Challenge website where anyone can vote for their favorite artwork. The public voting started on August 15 and ends on December 15. This gives teens time for their artwork to gain as many votes as they can.
As I entered the contest I was a bit nervous since I have never entered a contest. The main reason I entered the contest was for the money, so I can save it for when I go out into the real world. I am saving as much money as I can to have a head start in life, and this contest will help me greatly. I first heard about Walgreens’s contest from Mrs. Borcherding in my independent art class. I personally was thrilled to hear about it, especially since first place is a cash prize.
I entered the contest without knowing what I was going to draw. I had to go through trial and error before I finally came up with an idea. My idea was to draw what I felt and what other young teens struggle with in life. I knew that I had to dig deeper into the meaning of my artwork and come up with something I have never done before.
My artwork that I submitted into the contest explains the struggle I had to go through and what other teens may have experienced. I, personally, have never made a drawing where I included a piece of me because I always felt it was unnecessary and I never wanted to show how I felt. But I understood that I had to come out of my comfort zone and include this deeper meaning into my artwork in order to have a chance of winning.
I do hope that I can win first place, but if in the end I win second place, I will still be happy. For anyone who has not voted yet, please do so in the link below. Dori McCarty and I are both competing, and we are trying our hardest to win, so please vote for her artwork as well.
Thank you to everyone who took their time and voted for my artwork.
Marvin M. Kreftmeyer, 88, of Owensville, MO, passed away Monday, November 11, 2019 at his home.
Marvin was born near Stony Hill, Missouri on January 1, 1931, a son of the late William & Amanda (Hurst) Kreftmeyer.
He was the widower of Dorothy (Heidmann) Kreftmeyer. They were united in marriage on September 21, 1952, at Ebenezer Stone Church, Gerald, MO. Dorothy preceded him in death on August 10, 2003.
Marvin proudly served his country in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean War. He was a member of St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri, where he attended church every Sunday, and was a member of the Men's Brotherhood, and a past church board member. He was also a member of the Rosebud American Legion and a Farm Bureau member.
Marvin was a farmer his whole life and was very dedicated to it. He always took the time to do things the right way. He was also an Allis Chalmers tractor enthusiast.
Marvin enjoyed swimming, camping, canoeing, and spending time with his family. His favorite food was swiss rolls with chocolate milk and Hershey candy bars.
Marvin is survived by a daughter, Linda L. Stolte, of New Haven; a son, Jimmy R. Kreftmeyer & wife Kay E., of Minooka, Illinois; by a son-in-law, Darryl Rasmussen, of Rosebud, Missouri; by seven grandchildren, Crystal Cryder, Christina Grant, Gena Hiatt, Laura Abadie, Christopher Kreftmeyer, Bradley Rasmussen, and Nicholas Stolte, by 14 great grandchildren, Keaton & Tessa Cryder, Mckenna & McCalum Kreftmeyer, Connor & Nora Grant, Ahna, Liam & Laina Rasmussen, Eli, Chase, and Zoe Hiatt, and Colette & Virginia Abadie, and by many nieces & nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and a daughter, Marilyn Rasmussen.
Visitation will be held Friday, November 15th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri, with Rev. Tom Lloyd officiating.
Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, Stony Hill, Missouri. Memorials may be given to St. James Evangelical Church or St. James Cemetery. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
To send flowers to Marvin's family, please visit our floral section.
By: Austin Yochim
Deer-hunting is a passion for many people in the town of New Haven. Many people in the town do it. Deer season has already started for archery, but on the 16th, the rifle portion starts, which is very popular among deer-hunters.
Sometimes deer-hunting is the talk of the town. Here are some quotes from the high schoolers of New Haven High school explaining what makes them so excited to hunt.
Junior Emilee Hinten said, “Everything that involves hunting is exciting.”
Junior Maria Sheible answered with, “Sometimes I am excited to get away from the loudness of my family. Being in the woods is peaceful.”
Freshman Ely Barber replied with, “Everything-- I'm leaving for youth season tomorrow and I'm ready to go.”
Freshman Andrew Rethemeyer said the most exciting part is “killing it and getting the chills after when I'm cutting it up.”
Freshman Dominick Cox replied with, “Seeing a deer start walking up out of the woods.”
Junior Madison Langenberg said, “Looking for a big buck.”
Freshman Tessa Schweich commented with, “Deer sausage and the high it gives you being able to hunt.”
The school counselor, Doug Peirick, explained that what is most exciting to him is “being outdoors to get away from the worries of the world.”
Coach Aaron Peirick said, “The anticipation of seeing deer-- it doesn’t matter what size it is, and you never know what might come out in front of you. Also it is quiet out there too.”
Junior Brande Kubiak jokingly replied that as soon as she gets out to her deer stand, she has a habit of falling asleep. So, she commented that she “enjoys taking a 3-hour nap.”
Freshman Keifer Paterson replied with, “Feeling the adrenaline of killing a big buck.”
And there are all the quotes from a few of the many deer-hunters in our school. It should be an awesome year to go hunting and shoot a big deer. Many have already done it this year. Good luck, New Haven deer-hunters-- go shoot a big one!
On 11-8-19, deputies were dispatched to the 3900 block of Hwy 50 in reference to a White 2002 Chevy Silverado truck being stolen. The victim stated he walked away from his running vehicle to speak with someone in the parking lot of Voss’s Market when he observed a white male wearing a blue jacket and a back pack enter his truck and leave with the vehicle, traveling north on Hwy 185. A search of the area was conducted but the vehicle was not located. Later that evening, Osage County Sheriff’s Office contacted our communications center in reference to the stolen vehicle, advising they had taken Bryan L. Mercer, a 35 year old male from Leasburg, MO, into custody on an outstanding traffic warrant and stealing. Charges were applied for with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s office and a warrant was issued, charging Mercer with stealing a motor vehicle, his bond was set at $4900.00. All subjects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
By: Addison Tolar
On Saturday, November 2, a student art gallery was held in the old Lancito’s Pizza building. The gallery was open to the public during Fire Fest. There was an art piece hanging on every part of the wall and some pieces were even being sold by the student artist Dori McCarty.
Mrs. Borcherding described the show by saying, “The artworks on display [were] selected from NHES, NHMS, and NHHS art students. Artworks [were] both 2D and 3D and [were] created during this school year. Both Dori and Bernabe's submissions for the Walgreens Expressions competition [were] also on display. Dori [also had] some prints of her work available for sale. This [was] the first art show held in that space.”
Bernabe Ribera, one of the student artists, described the experience by saying, “I was a bit nervous because that was my first art piece that I put my emotions into. I didn't think that many people would like it or understand it as much. I named my piece ‘emotions’, I think. My artwork represents a little bit about my life and the struggles I had to go through. I also did not want to make it all about me, so I also added in a few things that other young teens may have gone through.”
Bernabe continued: “I unfortunately was not able to see the other art works on display. I did, however, see Dori and her drawings that she was going to put on display and I thought they looked great. I think that the visitors liked our artwork and noticed our potential since we are still pretty young.”
The following lists the students who had artwork on display for the show and the respective titles of their pieces: Autumn Harvey-Unicorn; Jasmine Canania-J.E.C. and Self-Portrait; Paige Remillard-Caution and Later Dude; Vicky Beckmann-Landscape; Bryce Peth- “L” Illuminated; Dori McCarty-Crowley, Vampire, Princess, Demon, and Anxiety’s Demons; Natalie Buchheit-Basura and Summer night at the beach; Andrew Rethemeyer-Illusion Art; Bernabe Ribera-Emotions; Emilee Hinten-Softball Memories; Grace Allgaier- Zero; Tressa Carver-Illusion; Lauralie Grater-Blossoms; Carter Moeckli-Optical Illusion; Shelby Tallent-Happy Accidents; Bailey Fleer-Unnamed; Janelle Cronin-Unnamed; Ty James-Unnamed; Caiden Henning-Unnamed; Brayden Tegeler-Unnamed; and Addison Tolar-Turtles and 18.
Great job with all the beautiful pieces created by NHHS artists! Can’t wait to see the pieces next year.
By: Haleigh Nicholas
Veterans Day is a day to celebrate the veterans that fought in all wars for our freedom and our rights. Veterans Day is a public holiday held on the anniversary of the end of World War I (November 11) to honor US veterans and victims of all wars. It replaced Armistice Day in 1954.
To reflect on Veterans Day, the students of NHHS were asked some questions like “Have you or a family member ever served in the military?” and “Why do you think it is important to honor our US veterans?”
Andrew Rethemeyer, sophomore, said, “I do have family serving in the military. It's a good day, but I don't do much.” In response to whether or not he is thankful for our veterans, he exclaimed, “Heck ya, I am!”
Keegan Wiedemann, sophomore, said, “My grandfather served in the Army. He served during the Vietnam War. Yes, I see myself going into the military.
Madison McCarty, sophomore, replied, “Yes, I do have family serving... and yes, I’m thankful for the veterans.”
Mrs. Tina Wnuk, NHHS Principal, gave a list of her family members who’d served in the military: “Grandfather, two uncles, cousin, father-in-law, grandfather-in-law. [My] grandfather/grandfather-in-law served during WWII, [my] uncles in Vietnam (one in the Navy, the other in the Air Force,) both active duty.”
She continued: “Veterans have served us in ways many of us will not ever understand; the least we can do is support and honor them now.”
Dominick Cox, freshman, commented, “Yes, I have family in the military. [On Veterans Day, I will be] hanging out with my grandpa, and yes, I’m thankful for the veterans.”
Mr. John Tucker said he had “a niece in the Navy. My niece served in Operation Freedom (Iraq).”
He continued: “[Veterans] have made a sacrifice so the rest of us can have security.”
Mrs. Katie Borcherding replied, “Several members [of my family] have been drafted, but I have no immediate family that has voluntarily joined the US military.” She mentioned that her family had served in WWII and Vietnam.
She continued: ”These people have sacrificed a lot and it is important to say thank you.”
Mrs. Kelsey McCroskey said, “Both my grandpas served-- one in World War 2 and one in the Korean War. My uncle was also in the Navy for 4 years, though never saw action.”
Ms. McCroskey commented on the importance of Veterans Day: “If we don't honor the sacrifices others have made in our place, we can't hope to inspire younger generations to fight for what they believe in.”
By: Austin Yochim
Every year around Halloween, Mrs. Oelrichs’s Chemistry 2 class of 13 students puts on a show for the fourth grade class. The Chemistry 2 class puts on a show for an hour and a half every year the day of or the day before Halloween. The high school students do it for Halloween and dress up in different costumes. They experiment with many different things such as blowing stuff up and lighting things on fire.
Paige Remillard said, “Lauralie [Grater] and my project was making a lava lamp with oil, water, and alka seltzer tablets. The second [project] was making a pumpkin bleed foam.”
She also said this about how the fourth grade students reacted, “The kids thought the experiments were cool and fun. Some even wanted to touch the lava lamp because it looked cool.”
Lydia Otten reported, “I did an experiment with Lexy Sidwell, and we had two experiments. The first one we carved a pumpkin and they made the inside light on fire, and the fire was green. Our second experiment was we turned water into blood, but it looked more like pink blood.”
She also said, “[The fourth graders] loved it! They were very excited to see all of the experiments!”
Morgan Branson said, “We set candy on fire and played with dry ice.” And she also made a report about the kids: “They thought it was awesome.”
McKenzie Pecaut said, “We created bubbles out of dry ice and candy fire.”
Keagan Huff said, “We put hydrochloric acid and magnesium in a tube and then got the hydrogen gas it produced and lit it so it makes a loud sound.” And he also said, “Then we made hydrogen bubbles and picked them up and lit them on fire.”
These were most of the experiments that happened this year, but there are many more years for this show to come. Hope you had fun, fourth graders, and can't wait to see the upcoming experiments next year.
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