By: Dalyla Hurst
Many people would agree that Dori McCarty is a very bright and driven student. This month she has earned January Student of the Month. Dori has worked very hard to earn this title.
In order to be considered Student of the Month, you have to meet specific requirements. The teachers look at attendance, grades, attitude, and your determination. Dori has met all these specific requirements.
Dori was asked how she feels about being chosen as Student of the Month.
She replied with, “I was surprised because I didn’t think I did anything worthy of getting Student of the Month.”
Dori was also asked about any added perks of being Student of the Month.
She replied, “I get a parking spot, but I don’t drive so it really doesn't count as a perk. There is also the added pride in it as well.”
Dori was asked one last question which was what advice would you give to a student who is trying to be Student of the Month.
She replied with, “Just be yourself and be kind to teachers and you will be noticed.”
Being chosen as Student of the Month is a big honor in our school. So next time you see Dori in the hallway, tell her congratulations.
By: Paige Remillard
For years New Haven High School has had a dark room set in the back of the art classroom. This year Mrs. Katie Borcherding was asked by a student, Keerstin Mason, to add paintings to the dark room walls.
Each independent art student was given six wall blocks to paint on. They could make it wide or skinny depending on their preference. The project in the dark room is not a required assignment. The independent art students are given the option to paint a spot in the classroom.
The dark room used to be used for photograph development. The school stopped this though because of the cost. The dark room hasn’t been in use for about six years. Many students sit back in the dark room to do different projects, but it has no other use than for the students.
Only independent art students are allowed to have a spot on the wall. According to Mrs. Borcherding, she hopes that “the mural project will be completed by independent students over the next 5 to 6 years.”
The independent art students have lots of different ideas. Lauralie Grater, senior, explains, “The plan is to make a sunset puzzle piece, but I might add in some things as I continue to make it.”
Dalyla Hurst, senior, states, “I’m putting a quote up on the wall with a blue background. The quote will be from the book The Great Gatsby.”
Dori McCarty, junior, comments, “I’m not sure what I’m going to do-- it’s still a work in progress.”
New Haven students and staff are excited to see the finished product of the paintings. They wish the best to the painters. Please note that, at the time of questioning, many students were unsure of their ideas, and that the concept may have changed during the painting process.
By: Keerstin Mason
Every year parents of the senior students purchase senior ads. In their student’s ad, they can put baby pictures, along with a sweet message to their child, whether it is saying how proud they are of them or something funny. This can be a great way to keep all of the memories from when they were just a few days old to now as they are becoming independent adults.
The yearbook class, along with the art teacher, Mrs. Katie Borcherding, put together the senior ads for the students and parents.
Seniors were asked what they think their parents/guardians wrote. Meagan Holtmeyer commented, “It will either be super funny or sound really stupid and cheesy and ‘we love you’.”
“Honestly, something really embarrassing,” mentioned Johnna Bloch.
Paige Remillard said, ”I'm pretty sure my paragraph is going to be super embarrassing.”
Lydia Otten voiced, “I think they wrote something that I should really listen to and remember for years to come.”
“I'm sure whatever my parents wrote was probably funny and sarcastic,” commented Lauren Hoerstkamp.
The senior class commented on what kind of pictures their family put-- if they were embarrassing, cute, etc. Natalie Pecaut said her pictures probably are “embarrassing and cute.”
“The pictures were cute, but they mostly showed my character, which most often was embarrassing,” commented Lexy Sidwell.
McKenzie Overschmidt said her pictures were probably “crazy and funny and maybe a little embarrassing.”
Keerstin Mason mentioned, “I think some of my pictures might actually be kind of cute since my mom decided to do an ad from her and an ad from my dad.”
McKenzie Pecaut expressed, “My pictures could be a little embarrassing but parents might think they are cute.”
As their last year of high school comes to a close, their senior ad is just one of the many things that will give our senior students a flashback to their years at New Haven High.
Get more information and register online at mdc.mo.gov/landownerpermits or request paper forms from MDC Permit Services.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missouri resident and nonresident landowners who qualify to receive free or discounted deer and turkey hunting permits to register their properties in MDC’s new Landowner Permit Registry either online or by completing a paper application.
Starting this year, resident landowners with 20 or more contiguous acres and nonresident landowners with 75 or more contiguous acres qualify for landowner deer and turkey permits and must submit their property information to the MDC Landowner Registry to receive them.
The new landowner registry will provide MDC and permit vendors with secure records of landowners and members of their households who qualify for the free and discounted permits, along with proof of land ownership and boundaries of the properties for which the free and discounted permits apply.
On 01-25-2020 at approximately 6:45 p.m., Deputies were dispatched to the 300 block of Cromwell Dr. in Villa Ridge, Mo. for a report of a disturbance in progress that had been physical in nature. Dispatch stated the female caller advised her boyfriend had physically assaulted her and left the residence on foot. The Deputy was traveling on Hwy 100 while responding to the call and observed a male subject walking matching the description given. The Deputy pulled to the shoulder of the roadway and made contact with the male subject. As the Deputy started the investigation process., the male subject fled on foot. The Deputy ordered the subject to stop running but the subject refused to obey the command. After a short foot pursuit the Deputy was able to take the subject into custody.
A second Deputy arrived to the area to transport the male subject to the Franklin County Detention Center. The arresting Officer then responded to the original residence and spoke with the female victim. The female stated she had been sleeping and her boyfriend woke her up by assaulting her. There was physical evidence present supporting the victim’s statement. The male suspect was arrested for Domestic Assault 3rd Degree and Resisting Arrest. The male subject also had an active warrant for his arrest for Domestic Violence and is on probation for Burglary 2nd Degree and has prior conviction for DWI and Resisting Arrest. Charges were applied for and issued on James D. McEwen 34 years of age from Villa Ridge, Mo. for Domestic Assault 3rd Degree and Resisting Arrest with a $4900.00 cash bond.
All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
The New Haven Chamber of Commerce will once again have a quilt show at Miller’s Landing Day Festival.
The Chamber is looking for hand-stitched quilts, different than you entered last year, and vintage items circa 1920-1928.
Floyd Raymond Cooley, Jr., 63, of New Haven, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at his home.
Floyd was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 12, 1957, a son of the late Floyd & Susie (Dover) Cooley.
He was the husband of Donna (Witte) Cooley. They were united in marriage on July 8, 1989 at Canaan, Missouri.
Floyd worked for the City of New Haven in the Public Works Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, being in the outdoors, listening to music, and making people laugh.
Floyd is survived by his wife, Donna Cooley, of the home; a son, Eric Lough & wife Jessica, of Canaan, Missouri; by three daughters, Erin Mades & husband Jeff, of Owensville, Missouri; Katie Kotila & husband Paul, of Gerald, Missouri; and Alison Walker & husband Aaron, of Gerald, Missouri; by his sisters, Marie, Elliff & husband Richard, of Gerald, Missouri; Marilynn Sneddy & husband James, of Gerald, Missouri; Cindy Cooley, of Granite City, Illinois; Alane Percy, of Granite City, Illinois; Karen Kohler & husband Steve, of Granite City, Illinois; Nancy Jordan, of Granite City, Illinois; and Fonda Eden & husband John, of Granite City, Illinois; and grandchildren, Destinee, Mya, Heaven, Alexis, Austin, Emma, Grayson, and Cora, and one great grandson Sawyer.
Visitation will be held Saturday, January 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services will follow at 12:00 p.m., with Rev. Aaron Kotila officiating.
Burial will be at Howard Cemetery, Canaan, Missouri. Memorials may be given to the funeral home to help cover funeral expenses. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
Robert "Bob" C. Guerrant, 74, of New Haven, MO, passed away Saturday, January 11, 2020 at his home.
Bob was born in St. Louis, Missouri on July 8, 1945, a son of the late Albert & Ione (LeCoutour) Guerrant.
He was the husband of Shirley A. (Brune) Guerrant. They were united in marriage on May 10, 1975, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven.
Bob proudly served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, Missouri, the New Haven American Legion, the Missouri Cattlemen's Association and the V.F.W. Post in Washington, Missouri.
Bob was an electrician and plumber for Scheer Sales & Service of New Haven, for over 40 years. He was also a farmer and raised cattle. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved to dance.
Bob is survived by his wife Shirley Guerrant, of the home; by their three sons, Travis Guerrant & wife Monica, of Columbia, Missouri; Trent Guerrant & wife Susan, of Hermann, Missouri; and Tim Guerrant & girlfriend Emily Bauer, of Stony Hill, Missouri; his brother, Dwight Guerrant & wife Sandy, of St. Charles, Missouri; and his grandchildren, Annabelle & Jack Guerrant, of Columbia, Missouri and Ryan and Lydia Guerrant, of Hermann. He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 14th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, with Rev. William Zastrow officiating.
Burial will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Franklin County Honor Flight or Bethlehem Lutheran Church. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
NHHS December Student of the Month is Dori McCarty. Dori is the daughter of Heather and Jon McCarty. Dori is active in band, track and field, and is the captain for the JV scholar bowl team. Dori led a fundraiser earlier this year for victims of Hurricane Dorian; raising over $500.00.
In Dori's free time she enjoys drawing and creating art. Some of her art has been submitted to the Walgreen's Expressions Contest.
Dori plans to attend college in the future and major in graphic design.
NHMS December Student of the Month is Maria Vedder. Maria is the daughter of Clifton and Tracy Vedder. She is involved in basketball, track and field, choir, band, and is the vice president of the National Junior Honor Society.
Outside of school, Maria spends time farming and fishing. She enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dairy cattle. She also likes the responsibility of being her dad's "big help" on the farm when her brothers aren't able to be there.
Maria's favorite color is blue and her favorite sport is basketball.
On 1-8-2020, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputies and detectives conducted in a warrant round up. During this event, deputies targeted persons with felony and multiple warrants, through their attempts the following 12 subjects were arrested with a total of 44 warrants being served on these individuals. Although we were looking for felons there were individuals arrested on misdemeanors that was located at target locations throughout the day. Deputies also made 3 new felony drug cases with charges being sought with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
The New Haven 5th grade girls basketball team took home the third place trophy at last weekend's Spring Bluff tournament. The Shamrocks finished the game with an exciting, last second layup, beating Hermann 21-20.
Back row: Coach Tracy Langenberg, Alessia Michiosy, Addison Pehle, Rilee Zumsteg, Chloe Cronin, and Coach Terri Scheer. Front row: Riley Kleinheider, Avery Langenberg, Taylor Scheer, and Chloe Overschmidt .
The 6th grade Shamrock basketball team won the Spring Bluff Tournament this past weekend.
They bested Our Lady of Lourdes and St. George to move into the Championship game where they beat Borgia 33-19.
Back row: Rihanna Bates, Madison Steelman, Claire Hellmann, Tatum Scheer, and Coach Terri Scheer.
Front Row: Alex Fortner, Tori Stringer, Megan Hoerstkamp, and Grace Inman.
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