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By: Austin Yochim
The New Haven Shamrocks battled it out with the St. Clair Bulldogs Friday night on Valentine’s Day. Even though the Shamrocks lost 65-54 to the Bulldogs, they still put up a fight till overtime. Between the JV and Varsity game, there was also a Homecoming coronation. There were six candidates each from the junior and senior class. From the junior class were Caroline Otten, Hannah Rethemeyer, Ellie Westermeyer, Owen Borcherding, Jacob Engelbrecht, and Matthew Otten. The candidates for the senior class were Lauren Hoerstkamp, Lauralie Grater, Kayla Brumels, Demetri Pataky, Hunter Garren, and Jay Eichelberger.
Coach Aaron Peirick said, “Our shots weren't there and we had a horrible second half but our boys played hard throughout the game. And if we had one less mistake there might have been a different outcome to the game.”
Senior Lydia Otten replied about who she voted for in the Homecoming coronation. “I voted for Caroline and Jay. Caroline is my sister so I would have obviously voted for her and it would have been really cool if she would have won. I voted for Jay because he is a person that everyone should strive to be. He is a good leader of the senior class and someone that underclassmen should look at to be a role model for them.”
Senior Natalie Pecaut replied about the seniors who played their last game at home: “They told us it would go by fast and it really did. Some people literally grew up in that gym, either if you had siblings before you who played sports and you went to all their games, or if you were a multi-sport athlete. Many of us have spent countless hours in that gym and we wouldn't want it any other way! It was fun watching you boys!”
Junior Maria Sheible responded about the game, “I thought the boys played hard and kept their heads up even when the refs made bad calls.” She also responded about the seniors’ last game, “I know they were wanting a win, especially with it being their last home game, and it being Homecoming, but I think that they really stepped up and gave it their all.”
Congrats to Lauren Hoerstkamp and Demetri Pataky for getting Homecoming king and queen. And to all the senior basketball players, we are all proud of you. Even if you didn't win, you still put up a fight and walked off that court with your heads up.
By: Samuel Penning
The New Haven boys varsity team defeated the Hermann Bearcats during Pack the Gym night on Tuesday, February 11th. The final score of the game was 47 to 33, and this puts the varsity record at 15-6. A Google form was sent out to the members of the varsity team asking their opinions on how the game went.
When asked how they thought the game went overall, Luke Gerlemann, senior, answered, “I think it went really [well], especially since we won.”
Zachary Groner, junior, stated, “I think it was a very hard-fought game. We played hard the entire game, and most importantly we stayed composed through all the obstacles the game sent toward us.”
Matthew Otten, junior, said, “The game was a very good performance from both teams.”
The team was then asked how they could improve overall.
John Liggett, junior, stated, “I think we need to work on our free throws.”
Luke Gerlemann said, “We could improve on our offense and shot selection.”
When asked if they had any favorite moments or highlights from the game, Zachary Groner answered, “My favorite moment was when the [Hermann] coach got a technical.”
Nolen Brown, junior, stated, “My favorite moment was when Jay got a big steal near the end of the game.”
Good job to the varsity team, and good luck to them through the rest of their season.
By: Keerstin Mason
From February 10 through February 14, New Haven High’s Student Council threw their annual Spirit Week. A full week with exciting school days of dressing up, a pep assembly, and the Homecoming dance was planned for the student body.
On Monday, New Haven High started off with students dressing up as if they were ready for some shut-eye-- it was Pajama Day. Tuesday brought in our cowboys and cowgirls from around town for Western Day. Groups of twins, whether they are sisters from a different mister or brothers from another mother, came to school on Wednesday for Twin Day. Students threw on their best green and white gear for Thursday. With Thursday being a green and white day, students put on a pep assembly for the upcoming Homecoming game, including songs from the pep band, Valentine’s Day games for the candidates, and a game called Finish the Lyrics for the student body.
On Friday night, students gathered in the gym, just before the Varsity boys were set to play, to hear who the new king and queen of 2020 Homecoming was. After the game against St. Clair, students piled up in the school for their yearly Homecoming dance.
The student body was asked what they liked about the Spirit Week days. Dominick Cox, a freshman, said, “Western [Day], because it looks good.”
Wyatt Anthony, a freshman, expressed, “PJ day [was my favorite]. I liked it because I could be comfy.”
New Haven students also threw out other ideas for different Spirit Week days in the future. McKenzie Pecaut, a senior, said, “I would pick Hawaiian Day because it's been so cold that we need a day to dress up to get ready for summer.”
Tessa Schweich, a freshman, voiced, “Tank Top Day, but later in the year-- not in colder weather.”
Students were asked if they could bring back one day from the past Spirit Week days, what would they bring back? Grace White, sophomore, said she would bring back “Injury Day”.
Peers were asked what they liked about the whole week. Lauralie Grater, a senior, commented, “My favorite part was Homecoming coronation.”
Lindsey Steinbeck, a freshman, said her favorite part of this week was “Homecoming”.
Spirit Week was a great way to show your creative side but to also dress up in a crazy outfit for a day. Hope the next years to come are as fun as this week!
By: Caroline Otten
“Tweet!”, goes the whistle as the first basketball game for the night started. The New Haven Shamrocks faced the Hermann Bearcats on Monday, February 10, 2020. The night started off with the JV girls winning 42-33. The Varsity girls followed where they fought to end the game with a score of 47-62. After the game the athletes were asked a few questions.
The first question asked was if there was anything the athletes needed to work on and if so, what.
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt said, “I think I need to be able to handle more pressure and look up the floor.”
Freshman Brenna Langenberg answered, “Yes, I need to work on shooting [unforced] three point shots. Most of my threes are rushed and I never get my feet set.”
Junior Ellie Westermeyer replied, “I feel like we need to work on being smarter with our passes and focusing on our shots.”
They were then asked what their thoughts on the game were.
Freshman Lindsey Steinbeck explained, “I thought it was an aggressive and entertaining game.”
Junior Madison Langenberg said, “I think the score gap could have definitely been less.”
McKenzie Overschmidt answered, “I was very happy-- that was the first ever game I have [scored points] in the 20s!! Also, we played great as a team and our shooting was very consistent.”
Ellie Westermeyer replied, “I thought we played much harder than we have played them before.”
Great job, Shamrocks, and good luck on the rest of your season!
By: Ellie Westermeyer
On February 3, the New Haven girls basketball team beat Pacific at home. This was the Shamrocks’ first conference win for the season. This was also one of the makeup games due to a snow day. After a hard game played the Shamrocks won with a score of 54-51.
The starters were McKenzie Overschmidt, Madison Langenberg, Ellie Westermeyer, Hannah Rethemeyer, and Mackenzie Wilson. The alternates were Meagan Holtmeyer, Kayla Brumels, Lexi Sidwell, Grace Faris, Caroline Otten, Natalie Covington, Peyton Sumpter, and Brenna Langenberg.
After the game the Shamrocks were asked how they thought the team played.
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt said, “I think I played hard because I want to go out with a bang on these last few home games I have left. Also I think the team played really well under pressure.”
Sophomore Peyton Sumpter added, “Our team did great. We fought till the end of every play and played a really good game offensively and defensively, but most importantly we never gave up.”
Junior Madison Langenberg responded with, “I played very well. It was my best game of the season and I also think the team played really hard as well.”
Junior Ellie Westermeyer commented, “I thought we played very well and played hard the whole game and it was a great team win.”
The Shamrocks were then asked how it felt to get their first conference win.
McKenzie Overschmidt said, “It felt great! That was a big confidence builder added to the team. Now let’s hope we can build on it and become stronger and better and pull out some more wins!”
Peyton Sumpter added, “Amazing-- knowing we battled hard for it made the win even better.”
Madison Langenberg replied, “It felt really good to beat them because they were a really good team.”
Keep up the great work, Shamrocks!
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Adolph A. Poese, 88, of New Haven, Missouri, passed away Monday, February 17, 2020 at University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri.
Adolph was born on the home place in New Haven, Missouri on April 10, 1931, a son of the late Emanuel & Clara (Unger) Poese.
He was the husband of Carolyn (Gruber) Poese. They were united in marriage on December 12, 1964, in Berger, Missouri. Carolyn survives in Hermann.
Adolph is also survived by two daughters, Debra Poese, of Columbia, Missouri; and Angie Scheer & husband Jim, of New Haven, Missouri, by two grandchildren, Erin & Emily Scheer, by two nieces, three nephews, and a brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Myron & Carol Gruber, of Union, Missouri. He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Leona Brumley, a brother-in-law, Paul Brumley, and a nephew, David Brumley.
Adolph proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, the New Haven American Legion, and the New Haven V.F.W. He was a farmer his whole life.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 20th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, with Rev. David Poe officiating.
Burial will be at Cedar Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials may be given to St. Peter's U.C.C Building Fund or Missouri 4-H Foundation Scholarship Fund. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
By: Dalyla Hurst
Photo by: Katelyn Byers
On Tuesday, February 4th, New Haven High School held Senior Night to recognize all senior athletes. Senior Night was held after the JV boys game against Chamois and before the varsity girls game. This is a tradition that our school does every year to highlight our senior athletes.
Seniors were asked about their favorite part of Senior Night.
Lauralie Grater commented, “My two sisters walked down because my mom couldn’t make it. When I got to the center of the court I hugged my sister Abby first and then hugged Lacie. Lacie made me laugh so hard because she gave this look even though I still gave her a hug.”
McKenzie Overschmidt responded, “I liked that I walked down with my parents because I got to hug both of them and experience the event with them.”
Lydia Otten said, “I just enjoyed the whole night.”
Seniors were also asked what advice they would give to lowerclassmen.
Lauralie Grater said, “Don’t take anything for granted. Live your life to the fullest and never give up on what you love. Play your hardest and be close to your team and lastly, have fun.”
McKenzie Overschmidt wrote, “Do your best in everything and go 110%, because once it is over you can’t get it back, and also have fun while doing it!”
Lydia Otten commented, “If someone doesn't like you, don’t spend your time trying to impress them and get them to like you. It's their loss.”
Listen up, lowerclassmen, you may think that you have a lot of time left, but the end of high school will be here before you know it.
By: Bernabe Ribera
Valentine’s Day is a special day for people to spend time with their special someone. It is also a day to appreciate the people you love and cherish in your life. Many people have their own view on Valentine’s Day. A Google form was sent out to NHHS students to see what they think about Valentine’s Day.
Madison Langenberg, junior, said, “I like Valentine’s Day, because I like getting chocolate.”
Nolen Brown, junior, has stated, “I think Valentine’s is a nice holiday; however, I don't think it is needed. If you truly love someone, you should show them gratification all the time and not just one specific day.”
“It is a good holiday, because it doesn't have anything to do with religion so people can't get offended by anything,” replied David Miller, junior.
When asked if there should be a day for single people, Jenna Haeffner, senior, replied by saying, “Yes, we should, and I would name it Single Valentine's Day.”
“No, because that would be a little odd and I don't think anything would make sense to name it,” exclaimed Madison Langenberg.
Allyssa Taylor responded with, “I think that Valentine's Day should be for everyone, even if you're single.”
“Yes. That way people who often don't get to experience the affection like those who do Valentine’s may get that affection,” stated Nolen Brown.
Johnna Bloch, senior, replied with, “Yes! Because I am so lonely. I have no clue what it should be called, but something lit.”
Many people had plans for Valentine’s Day. Here are what some of the students planned for this special day.
Jenna Haeffner said, “My plans are eating chocolate and watching movies by myself.”
“I'm going out to eat for dinner with my boyfriend,” replied Madison Langenberg.
Allyssa Taylor replied with, “I'm planning on having a bonfire at my house.”
“Uh, nothing, [because] love is fake,” happily exclaimed Brande Kubiak, junior.
David Miller responded by saying, “Watch the basketball game, and maybe go out to the movies.”
Well, it looks like NHHS students had a blast on Valentine’s Day. As you can see, some people enjoyed Valentine’s Day while others had a different opinion on it. Nonetheless, hopefully everyone had a good day, and for those who spent time with a loved one, Happy Valentine’s Day.
By: Brande Kubiak
For the past month and a half New Haven School District has been experiencing a considerably high amount of snow days. Our last snow days were on February 5th and 6th.
The students were asked what they usually do on their days off and junior Daniel Huff responded by saying, “I try to catch up on the sleep I’ve lost because of school.”
Freshman Brenna Langenberg also said, “I usually sleep in late and not do any of my homework.”
Freshman Lindsey Steinbeck also responded with, “I sit around and basically do nothing till my dogs want to play, then I run around the house about 3 times chasing them. Next, I realize this is too much work for me on a snow day. Finally, I sit on the couch and eat ice cream and chicken nuggets until I realize I might have to go to school tomorrow and go to bed. It's basically like that every snow day.”
Some of the students were also asked what they did on the last snow day they had and junior Caroline Otten said, “I went out to our farm and hung out with my cousins and went sledding and drove around on our four-wheelers.”
Junior Natalie Buchheit also said, “I went to the Ice Cream Shoppe with my friends, drove around a little bit, and then went to my dance class.”
Freshman Jessica Underwood responded with, “I slept in all day.”
The students were asked what they liked most about snow days and freshman Kate Jones claimed, “I like getting to sleep in late.”
Senior McKenzie Pecaut also said, “Not having to go to school and getting to relax.”
Junior Madison Langenberg responded saying, “I like not having to wake up and go to school.”
Lastly, the students were asked what they like least about snow days and senior Sam Penning said, “I often forget what homework I had to do.”
Sophomore Emily Delgado responded, “I dislike missing classes because lessons can get rushed due to time and the teacher might move up a test or shorten a lesson.”
Freshman Andrew Rethemeyer said, “I have to work on the days I don’t go to school.”
Hopefully, spring will come soon, Shamrocks!
The New Haven Athletic Boosters is going to auction off the gym chairs at the Dinner Auction on March 21. We would like all state champion team members, managers, and coaches to sign these chairs.
The chairs are in the high school office and people can stop by Monday-Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
We realize that time doesn't work for everyone. Please contact Jaime Hoener at 573-237-2629 or email@example.com to set up a time to sign the chairs on the weekend or in the evening. Please help spread the word!
Citizens Bank has been offering shamrock debit cards through their school spirit debit card program beginning in 2012. Since then, Citizens Bank has donated $32,023.40 to New Haven School District and a total of $106,910.00 to six different local school districts. At this time, Citizens Bank would like to present this year’s check in the amount of $5,153.60 to New Haven School District. Citizens Bank is a proud supporter of our community schools and would like to thank everyone who has helped make these donations possible by using your Shamrock debit cards!
From left: Principal: Tina Wnuk, Kim Hoffmann, Katie Peirick, Courtney Yowell, Tracy Langenberg, Kim Kohlbusch, Leeann Bauer, and Superintendent: Josh Hoener.
By: Andrew Lamke
On January 26, 2020, nine people were killed in a helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant were two of nine people on the helicopter. They were heading to Mamba Sports Academy for a youth basketball event.
Many people think Kobe Bean Bryant was a very talented basketball player. He played high school basketball at Lower Merion and was drafted to the NBA straight from there. He was a shooting guard, number eight and twenty-four, and played twenty years with the Los Angeles Lakers.
His career averages were 25.0 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in 1,346 regular season games. He won one MVP Award and was selected to play in 18 All Star Games. He had a record of 5-2 in the NBA Finals.
Anyone that has ever watched or heard of Kobe felt sorrow for his death. I sure did. Some of the NHHS students felt the same way.
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt responded, “His death is very shocking and sad. I think a lot of people are heartbroken! I think Kobe was the greatest basketball player of all time and I think he was very inspiring and just an all around good person!”
“Kobe was an amazing athlete-- impactful and a legend. His death was of course very tragic and depressing,” mentioned freshman Jessica Underwood.
“It is really sad that a legend like him goes out like that and that his daughter, who was supposed to keep his legacy going, went with him. He was one of the greatest athletes that has ever played in the game of basketball,” said senior Austin Yochim.
Freshman Andrew Rethemeyer responded, “I believe he was one of the most humble basketball players to [ever] live. His death was very sad for anyone that watched basketball.”
Kobe Bryant’s death shows that life is short, so make the best out of what you have and the time you have it.
On Friday 02/07/2020, Detectives with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office had obtained information on the whereabouts of Robert L. Kavanagh, a white male from Robertsville, MO. Mr. Kavanagh had active warrants for multiple probation violations originating from charges of Domestic Assault 1st Degree, Stalking 1st Degree, Felony Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Two Counts of Domestic Assault 3rd Degree, Two Counts of Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance. He also has active warrants for Failure to Appear for 1st Degree Trespassing, Property Damage and Stealing as well as traffic violations. Mr. Kavanagh is known to resist arrest and has been arrested 16 times prior.
A search warrant for Mr. Kavanagh's property was obtained by the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded to Mr. Kavanaghs residence to execute the search warrant, but Mr. Kavanagh ignored Deputies commands to exit the residence. The Franklin County SWAT Team responded to the residence and attempted communication with Mr. Kavanagh via an in car PA system. While requesting Mr. Kavanagh to exit the residence, a 911 call was made to Franklin County Dispatch stating there was a shooting at a local convenience store nearby. However, it was quickly learned that the 911 call was made by Mr. Kavanagh and another unknown subject from inside the residence, as the phone number used to make the call matched the phone number belonging to Mr. Kavanagh. The 911 call was made as an attempt to distract Deputies attention away from Mr. Kavanagh.
After a brief period, three subject's exited the home, one being Mr. Kavanagh. Mr. Kavanagh was taken into custody on the outstanding warrants and charges are being applied for in reference to filing a false police report and misuse of 911 services.
The second subject who assisted Mr. Kavanagh with the 911 call is a 39 year old male from Washington, MO. Charges of misuse of 911 and filing a false police report are being applied for with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
New Haven High School Homecoming Candidates. Coronation will be held this Friday, February 14 between the JV and Varsity games.
Middle School Student of the Month is Elaina Cronin. Elaina is the daughter of Christina and Stephen Cronin. Elaina is the president of both the Student Council and the National Junior Honor Society. She is the girls basketball manager, plays volleyball, is a member of the track team, and is in the band. Outside of school Elaina is a Youth Upwards referee, involved in Civil Air Patrol, and is an assistant runner for Girls on the Run. Elaina also enjoys hiking, reading, and science. She always tries her best to be a great role model for her seven siblings.
High School Student of the Month is Luke Gerlemann. Luke is the son of Jim and Lisa Gerlemann. Luke is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, FBLA, and FCA. Luke also plays basketball and was named to three different All-Tournament Teams and was chosen as the KLPW Athlete of the Week during the season. When not at school Luke works at Save A Lot, hangs out with friends, hunts, and plays golf. After high school, Luke plans to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia.
By: Brandon Young
As you may know, the Tobacco21 law was passed at the end of 2019, changing the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. The main reason this law was passed federally is because vaping was officially declared an epidemic. Now, you may be wondering why a high school student is writing an article about vaping, and to be completely truthful, it’s because vaping is a huge problem in high schools today. So, we are here to find out if the Tobacco21 law has made a difference in your local school.
To find out if these new laws have indeed halted this vaping epidemic, I asked my principal, Ms. Tina Wnuk, if she has noticed a decline in tobacco products on school grounds. She responds with, “I have seen a decline overall since the beginning of the school year.”
She also added that she believes it is due to information coming out about vaping products and their terrible side effects.
I also asked one of our bathroom monitors, Mr. John Tucker, what he has noticed since the Tobacco21 law was passed.
Mr. Tucker responds with, “In terms of how it will affect our school, honestly, I'm not sure if it will really make that much [of a] difference.”
He also explains why he feels this way by saying, “Many of the individuals who have been vaping at school were underage before the law changed. It will make it harder for some to get access to it but in the end I don't see it having that much of an [effect].”
So, to sum things up, I would have to agree with Mr. Tucker. I honestly believe that this new Tobacco21 law will not drastically change anything. Teens will always be able to find someone of proper age to buy tobacco products for them, especially in such a small town. However, even though it’s still a problem, this is just the first step towards the end of tobacco product usage in schools.
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