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.
By: Sam Penning
The Missouri State Homecoming Parade took place on Saturday, October 26th. New Haven attends this parade once every two to three years. The Shamrocks marched around a mile through the rain. After the parade, some of the band members attended the awards ceremony, which took place at halftime of the MO State Homecoming Football game.
A Google form was sent out to marching band participants in the Missouri State Homecoming Parade, asking for their opinions on the parade.
When asked how they thought the parade went overall, Morgan Branson, senior, replied, “I think the parade went well for how cold it was.”
Casey Baker, junior, stated, “It went really [well] in my opinion.”
Grace Allgaier, senior, responded, “I think we did great considering it was really cold and [rainy].”
When asked how they felt about the marching band season ending, Ellie Westermeyer, junior, replied, “I feel like we improved a lot.”
Grace Allgaier responded, “I’m a little upset, knowing that it was my last year, but I am relieved because I don’t have to get up as early in the morning.”
Finally, the students were asked if they planned to participate in marching band next year. All of those who answered the survey said they did plan to participate next year.
Good job this season to the marching band, and good luck next year!
By: Caroline Otten
On Saturday, November 2, 2019, the New Haven Shamrocks traveled to Linn for the Class 2 District 4 meet. The District’s teams included New Haven, Fatima, Hermann, Father Tolton, North Callaway, New Bloomfield, Russellville, Linn, and Versailles. The top 15 individual finishers and top two teams in each race qualified for State. The varsity girls running for New Haven were Emma McIntyre, Chloe Grater, Caroline Otten, Kayla Brumels, Emily Delgado, Grace Allgaier, Lauralie Grater, and alternate Hannah Borcherding. The varsity boys team included Austin Tegeler, Dominic Lewis, Logan Williams, Matthew Otten, Charlie Roth, Hunter Tallent, Andrew Rethemeyer, and alternate Keagan Huff.
After the race results came in, the girls team came in fifth and the boys team came in fourth. There were two State qualifiers from New Haven-- Emma McIntyre, who came in 12th with a time of 21:24, and Austin Tegeler, who came in 14th with a time of 17:50.
After the race, the athletes were asked a few questions. The first question asked was how the athletes felt they ran on Saturday.
Senior Austin Tegeler said, “I felt that I ran pretty well.”
Freshman Andrew Rethemeyer simply replied, “Pretty well.”
Junior Matthew Otten said, “I felt I ran a decent race. Besides the course being very tough, I felt I ran okay.”
The next question asked was how they felt the team ran.
Matthew Otten answered, “I felt the team ran well. We are in a very tough district but overall we did great.”
Junior Emma McIntyre said, “I think that the team ran really [well] on Saturday. A lot of us had the best races of our season, but because we were in such a tough district, we couldn't make it to State.”
Austin Tegeler replied, “I felt the team ran great.”
They were then asked if they had any thoughts on how they ran this season.
Andrew Rethemeyer answered, “I felt I did pretty [well] throughout the season.”
Austin Tegeler explained, “I felt I ran great this season. I improved in every race I ran in.”
Matthew Otten said, “Overall, I feel like I have improved this season and I can’t wait to see what next year brings for me.”
The State qualifiers were then asked what their thoughts are before State tomorrow.
Emma McIntyre replied, “I'm very nervous for this Saturday, partly because I don't have my team with me. It just feels different to not have everyone running and warming up with me. I'm also very excited for this weekend and am hoping for the best.”
Austin Tegeler said, “State is going to be tough, but nothing is impossible.”
Great job, Shamrocks, and good luck to Emma and Austin at State!
By: Natalie Pecaut
Tuesday, October 29, was the last volleyball game of the year for the New Haven Shamrocks. The Shamrocks faced Hermann in the second round of the district games. This was the second consecutive year that New Haven went up against the Hermann Bearcats in districts.
Going into the game, players knew that this was going to be a battle if they wanted to come out on top, and after winning their first district game, the girls were feeling pretty good. Still, players were nervous and excited all at once.
We asked senior McKenzie Overschmidt what her feelings were before entering the game. She mentioned, “I was pumped for the game, but knowing it could be my last really made me emotional.”
Alaina Scott, junior, also commented, “I thought we played hard. It was a tough set but it was obviously going to be tough because they won state last year.”
Once the game started, the Shamrocks started out strong. They were digging up balls in the back row that were coming in hard. New Haven used all their shots. They got balls down with a role shot, or a simple tip over the net. After about their 6th point, New Haven struggled with putting the ball away and missed serves which put them in a bind for their first set.
We asked junior Ellie Westermeyer what her thoughts were on the first set. She replied, “I thought we could have had better passes at the end of the set. Also we needed to be closing our block faster, but it’s pretty hard to do when you go up against girls with their heads that go above the net.”
New Haven lost the first set 9-25.
Beginning the second set, the Bearcats were on fire. If you’re from New Haven, the Hermann Bearcats have been a town rivalry for years and saying that probably fires you up just a tad. The Shamrocks hung in there for the beginning of the set. McKenzie Pecaut, senior, managed to score an ace, causing the bench to go crazy. Scoring an ace against some of the best passers in the state is huge.
New Haven went on a short run with several kills and one block. Again, passers were picking up a lot of the powerful hits making it easier on the setters. Hermann then took off, leading the game 20-6. The Shamrocks missed several of their serves, giving the Bearcats free points. New Haven lost the set 25-6.
We will miss all of our seniors next year and wish them the best of luck! Now onto basketball season!
Mr. Doug Peirick, Counselor, has announced that Miranda Yarbrough, daughter of Scott and Cindy Yarbrough, of New Haven, has been awarded the 2019 Hugh O'Brian Youth Foundation (HOBY) Leadership Award for New Haven High School
Last year approximately 9,000 high school sophomores--tomorrow's leaders--participated in HOBY's Leadership Seminars in the United States. Miranda will be invited to the Missouri seminar to be held in the summer of 2020. This all expense paid state seminar will bring together a select group of high school sophomores with groups of distinguished leaders in business, government, education, and the professions to discuss present and future issues in America's incentive system and the democratic process. During the state seminar, two participants will be chosen to attend the HOBY World Leadership Congress to be held next July.
All sophomores were eligible for nomination. Miranda was chosen by her teachers because of her leadership ability, strong decision making skills, and participation in service activities
Miranda is active in cheerleading, volleyball, Future Business Leaders of America, FCCLA, and Student Council. She also competed in the National FBLA contest, held in San Antonio, last summer. Her team competed in the Social Medial Campaign category. She is also active in her church as a member of the St. Peter’s Youth Group.
The New Haven Lions Club, as they have done for several years, is supporting the students at New Haven High School by covering the cost of the HOBY seminar.
By: Ellie Westermeyer
On Monday, October 25, the New Haven Varsity volleyball team traveled to Montgomery High School to compete in Districts. The New Haven Shamrocks were ranked 5th. New Haven played Father Tolton Catholic at 5 PM on Monday. The Shamrocks came out with a win-- 25-12 the first set and 25-22 to finish the second set.
Afterwards, the players were asked how they felt they played and why.
Senior Natalie Pecaut said, “I thought my serves could have been better, but otherwise I thought we played very well as a team.”
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt responded with, “I think we played well and together because we were excited for our first district game.”
Senior Lauren Hoerstkamp replied, “I think we played well and got excited with every point. I thought we played well as a team.”
Junior Maria Sheible added, “I think I played pretty well and I was able to score a few points.”
Next they were asked what are some things you can focus on improving for your upcoming games.
Junior Maria Sheible said, “I think we need to focus on keeping the ball in the court when we serve or attack.”
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt replied with, “I think we need to improve on talking with one another and getting excited after every point.”
Senior Lauren Hoerstkamp responded with, “I think we could improve on our focus during the game and helping others during the game.
Senior Natalie Pecaut added, “Serving and passing the ball. And working together to accomplish one goal… beating Hermann!”
Good luck, Shamrocks, on the rest of your season!
Frances Irene Vollertsen, 80, of New Haven, MO, passed away Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at New Haven Care Center, Missouri.
Frances was born in New Haven, Missouri on June 20, 1939, a daughter of the late Walter Herman & Norma Leona (Riechers) Meyer.
Frances was united in marriage to James John Vollertsen on November 29, 1959, at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven. James preceded her in death on November 6, 2007.
Frances was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven. She worked as a clerk for 53 years at Pratt's Pharmacy in New Haven.
Frances is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Vollertsen, of New Haven, Missouri; a son, Michael Vollertsen & wife Jean, of Washington, Missouri; by three sisters, Ruth Wiemann, JoAnn Hasty, and Sharon Lias, all of New Haven, a brother, Ray Meyer, of St. Louis; by two grandchildren, Sarah Page and Laura Vollertsen, by two great grandchildren, Emma & Sophia Page, and many nieces & nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and a sister Jeanette.
Visitation will be held Thursday, November 7th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. David Poe officiating.
Burial will be at St. Peter's Cemetery, New Haven. Memorials may be given to Toys for Tots or Alzheimer's Association. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
New Haven High School’s FCCLA presents the Halloween costume contest for New Haven High School students
By: Paige Remillard
New Haven High School students are filled with delight as FCCLA holds its annual Halloween costume contest. Each year FCCLA holds a Halloween costume contest in the high school gym where students are encouraged to dress in the scariest or most creative costume the students can think of. Students have the option to dress as a group or as individuals.
The students are judged by teachers in the gym on the morning of October 31st just before school starts. Judges are decided by the FCCLA costume contest committee. This year’s judges for the Halloween costume contest were Mrs. Samantha Hausmann, Mrs. Christina Menke, and Mr. Jared Pruessner. This year's winners were 3rd place: Dori McCarty as a dragon, 2nd place: Maci Christian as an alien abductee, and 1st place: Allyssa Taylor dressed as a scarecrow. The winners of Most Creative Costume were Brooke Elliot and Josh Kleinheider. Best Group went to Grace White, Alyssa Sidwell, Emily Mannise, Ashlyn Beckmann, and Victoriana Beckmann who dressed as Toy Story characters. Lastly, the funniest costume award went to Chloe Lueckenhoff who was dressed as Mrs. Jaime Hoener.
Students who participate in this contest are allowed to wear and dress however they would like with a few exceptions. Masks and weapons are not allowed though.
One year, Mrs. Jamie Miller remembers, “students dressed up as a roller coaster”.
In the weeks and days before the costume contest, students buzz about as they discuss their costume ideas with their friends. Some students plan to dress individually while many others plan to dress up as a group. Some students had this to say about their ideas for their costume:
Senior Lauralie Grater commented, “I’m pairing up with one of my younger sisters, Chloe Grater, but we don’t know exactly what we want to be yet.”
The day of the costume contest, students are dressed in their best costumes and buzzing about hoping to be the next winner this year. Some students dressed as characters from Toy Story. Others dressed as mystical characters such as dragons and creative candyman Willy Wonka. Student costumes range from many different ideas.
Before finding out about winning, Allyssa Taylor was asked how she felt about the contest, along with if she felt that she was going to win or not: “I dressed up as a scarecrow-- I’m also very excited about the contest. I think I have a good chance at winning.”
This year the students have enjoyed themselves dressing up and seeing all the other student costumes as well.
By: Andrew Lamke
It’s time to head inside and stay away from the cold weather. Lucky for us basketball fans or players, basketball is where it's at.
Basketball season is starting at New Haven High School. The athletes themselves are well-prepared due to the conditioning and running they had to do to get in shape for the upcoming season.
You don’t believe me? Let’s hear what the NHHS basketball athletes have to say about their upcoming season.
The athletes were asked “How do you feel coming into the brand new season” and “Have you done anything to prepare for this upcoming season.”
“I am very excited to start the season, and to prepare I went to camps,” said freshman Jessica Underwood.
Senior McKenzie Overschmidt commented, “I feel excited and pumped, and ready to start learning new things and getting more in shape. I try to shoot around at my house once a week to try to get my shot back, but a lot of the time I have been busy with volleyball. So I really didn't get a chance to shoot unless I had nothing going on during the weekend.”
“I'm excited to be playing with some new people, and I am preparing by making a list of themes we could use for the basketball games as well as by making fat heads for the boys basketball team,” mentioned junior Ellie Westermeyer.
Sophomore Will Hellmann answered, “I am pretty excited, and I prepared by conditioning.”
“I am very happy and excited to finally play with my upperclassman friends and to play basketball again with my sister. To prepare for the season, I went to many camps, recruiting camps, and practiced a lot with my dad. I mostly went to R2 every night to shoot around and work on ball-handling drills,” replied freshman Brenna Langenburg.
The girls basketball team plays their first game on the 25th against Bourbon at home, and the boys play here against Belle on the 26th. Good luck to all of the New Haven basketball athletes, and have a great season!
By: Keerstin Mason
On the last week of October, New Haven High hosted their annual Red Ribbon Week. On Monday, the theme was to wear boots to “stomp out drugs,” and there was a guest speaker that day. Tuesday’s theme was to wear red. The best dressed in red got a large pizza on Wednesday. On the last day of Red Ribbon Week, Wednesday was “put a cap on drugs” by wearing a baseball cap.
Sarah Bloch, a nurse practitioner, came to talk to the high school and middle school about E-cigarettes and juuling on Monday. She talked to both schools for 30 minutes on the bad effects of nicotine and all other chemicals in electronic cigarettes and regular cigarettes on a young person’s body.
Reflecting on Red Ribbon Week as a whole, students were asked which out of the three days was their favorite. 23% said they liked Monday’s spirit wear. Wednesday’s cap day earned 31% of the votes. Another 39% chose that they liked all three days.
The student body was asked if they could change one of the themes to something different, what would it be. Morgan Branson and McKenzie Overschmidt, both seniors, said if they could change a day to a different theme, it would be “PJ day.” Sheny Delgado, junior, said she would like a “Disney day.”
On Wednesday, the theme was to wear red and the high school staff voted on who wore the theme best. Senior Lauralie Grater won the prize. Knowing that some students wished there had been more days with prizes, the students commented on whether they like having one prize day or not. 15% said they liked only having one prize day. Those who did not like having one prize day were 31%. 54% said they did not have a preference on the prize days.
Students commented on if we had more prize days what would they like. Aaliyah Bates, a freshman, said she would have a “Chinese [food]” prize day.
Ashlyn Beckmann, a sophomore, suggested, “a hot cocoa bar with different toppings to choose from.”
This week was not only fun but also super informational to students and staff. Hope next year is as amazing as this year!
By: Andrew Lamke
October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. More women are diagnosed with breast cancer than any other cancer, besides skin cancer.
This year, an estimated 268,600 women in the United States will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, and 62,930 women will be diagnosed with in situ breast cancer. Breast cancer is getting more and more common for women.
There are many ways to show your support for breast cancer, but a most common support is to wear pink. Even professional athletes show their support. NFL players wear pink accessories or other pink objects to show their support. For every $100 in pink merchandise sold, $12.50 goes to the NFL.
Breast cancer is a very serious disease that these women can’t control. Some NHHS students have their own thoughts on breast cancer even though they are not going through it themselves. Let’s see what they have to say.
Junior Brande Kubiak says, “Getting breast cancer is life-changing and I have major respect for the women going through it.”
“I don’t wear pink, but I support the people going through this event,” mentioned junior Joseph Malone.
“Breast cancer can happen to any woman, so I honor the women that are going through this unfortunate event,” answered junior Ian Nieto.
Senior Paige Remillard responded with, “I have serious respect for the women who go through this life-changing event and I don’t think that it is talked about enough.”
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