Picture above: Queen, Natalie Pecaut and King, Dominic Lewis. Photographer: Katelyn Byers.
On 12/2/2019 an individual made contact with a deputy at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office lobby. He advised he got a call from a subject today who identified himself as Mark Richardson. Mr. Richardson claimed to work at the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and informed the reporting party he had a warrant for not showing up to Jury Duty. He gave instructions to go to Dollar General and put $250.00 on a Money Pack card for the warrant. When he was done at the store Mr. Richardson told him to give him the number off the card while he drove to the Sheriff's Office to fill out paperwork. The victim did get the card putting money on it but refused to give him the number until he spoke with him at our office. Mr. Richardson told him if he didn't give it to him over the phone he would be placed under arrest when he got to the office, the victim still refused. At this point he is not out any money. The Sheriff’s Office attempted to call the number back but it appeared to be disconnected. It is possible that the number was created with a “spoof” app where you can actually type in the Sheriff’s Office or for that matter any number to show on your caller id.
We would like to remind our citizens that law enforcement does not conduct business this way and to never give anyone your financial information over the phone. The Sheriff’s Office is asking you to share this information as it is getting close to tax time and this along with the IRS phone scam is common this time of year.
Franklin County Sheriff
By: Brande Kubiak
On Monday, November 25, the New Haven varsity girls basketball team won against the Bourbon WarHawks 46-11.
The starters are McKenzie Overschmidt, Lexi Sidwell, Ellie Westermeyer, Hannah Rethemeyer, and Mackenzie Wilson. The alternates are Meagan Holtmeyer, Kayla Brumels, Madison Langenberg, Grace Faris, and Caroline Otten.
The girls played a hard game against Bourbon and came out strong, getting ahead in the first quarter of 27-1.
In the beginning, junior Hannah Rethemeyer got us the ball in the jump ball.
Sophomore Mackenzie Wilson was the point guard, juniors Ellie Westermeyer and Hannah Rethemeyer were the post players, and seniors Lexi Sidwell and McKenzie Overschmidt were the other guards.
Our top scorers that night were Caroline Otten and Mackenzie Wilson with 10 points scored each. Hannah Rethemeyer and Ellie Westermeyer came in second with 8 points scored each.
The spectators say they worked hard and played well together. Some of the fans in the stands said Mackenzie Wilson made some amazing 3-pointers.
The girls were asked how they thought they improved since last year and Caroline Otten responded with, “Yes, I feel I have gotten better with moving around more in the post and taking more shots.”
The girls were also asked what they want to achieve this season and McKenzie Overschmidt said, “I want to win districts this year, beating Hermann.”
Lexi Sidwell also responded with, “I'd like for us to achieve all of our team goals, as well as our individual goals this season.”
Great job and good luck next time, Shamrocks!
On 11-29-2019, Franklin County Deputies responded to the 4200 block of Hwy N in Robertsville for a report of a suspicious person. It was reported a male subject was trying to get into a residence stating he needed to use the phone to contact his girlfriend because he had just wrecked his motorcycle. The resident at this location turned the male away and upon the arrival of deputies, the male subject was gone. The area was checked with the male not being located. On 11-30-2019, deputies responded back to the 4200 block of Hwy N, this time to a neighboring residence, for a report of suspicious activity regarding a possible stolen motorcycle. Upon the arrival of a deputy, he observed a black Honda sport bike and a white Ford Thunderbird in the driveway. The deputy made contact with three individuals from the Pacific area inside the Thunderbird. Information from these individuals gained information a fourth subject, a male from the New Haven area, had fled into the woods when he observed the deputy in the area. The deputy ran a records check on the motorcycle and found it had been reported stolen from the Wentzville area. While conducting his investigation, the deputy observed the fourth subject attempting to sneak back toward the deputy's location and then hide behind a pile of wood. The deputy gave chase in a foot pursuit. At this time, Franklin County asked for the assistance of any MSHP Troopers in the area, several responded. The deputy was able to apprehend the male subject while Troopers assisted with maintaining scene control as well as assisting the deputy. One female occupant of the Thunderbird was transported to the Franklin County Adult Detention Facility by a Trooper for outstanding warrants. The male subject, identified as 23 year old Lukas Creech, was also transported to this facility and charged with Tampering with a Motor Vehicle in the 1st Degree as well as Resisting Arrest. Warrants were issued on these charges and a bond was set for $10,000 cash. Information regarding this incident was shared with St. Charles County who will be handling the charges of Stealing a Motor Vehicle. All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Franklin County Sheriff
By: Paige Remillard
East Central College held an Art Demo day on November 14, where students were welcome to the college to follow around an instructor. This instructor led the groups of students through the college art department, where the students were shown new and different ways of making art.
When arriving at the college I was informed that I would have to meet in the theater where a speaker would explain the schedule of the day. There were plenty of people in the theater, but not all of them were there for Art Demo day. Some of the people in the room were there for Humanities Fest, which was going on at the same time as Art Demo day.
The day started off with everyone meeting in the theater. The first speaker was a poet who travels the world and writes many different poems. Her name was Jeanette Powers. She read a few poems before the art students were allowed to leave. Many of her poems were about when she was younger and about things she had seen in places she has been. The rest of the people to speak were the staff of the college who encouraged students in the theater to attend ECC.
After the poet and the admission director spoke, the art students were advised to leave the theater and meet in the hall. After meeting in the hall, the students were twice broken down into groups. I went with the group to ceramics.
Once in the ceramics room, the teacher proceeded to show us how to transfer glaze to a ceramic cup before firing it. She laid down a piece of newspaper the size of the cup and proceeded to draw out a design. When she had her design all mapped out, the glaze had to dry. Once the glaze was dry enough, she applied slip. Slip is a mixture of clay and water so that it would bind pieces of clay together better. She then wrapped the paper around the cup and rubbed the slip and glaze off. When the paper was peeled away, it revealed the design she had drawn out before.
Afterwards we were sent to printmaking. In that class, the teacher taught us how to print. He showed us different material that is used to carve on to create a design that is then covered in ink and pressed down on a sheet of paper. He allowed some students to try out his press machine that is used to push the stamp onto the paper better than using your own hands. At the end of the printmaking class, the teacher handed out a print that he had made of his own for each student to take.
When the tour of the art department was done, we were all ushered into a room where we were served lunch, and a course description of the year was told. When Art Demo day was done and over with, all the students were allowed to leave and head back to their schools. The day was full of interesting things and very informative people.
By: Andrew Lamke
A fireball meteor went across the St. Louis sky on November 11. Over 120 reports were reported to the AMS. People were also reporting that they heard a loud boom from the meteor. According to the AMS the meteor ended its soaring and ended up somewhere near Wellsville, Missouri.
There are many videos of the bright fireball meteor including one from the National Weather Service in St. Louis.
Let’s see what the NHHS students have to say about the meteor hitting in Lake St. Louis.
“I was in Washington at the park, and I saw a bluish white streak going through the sky. It was louder than thunder, and it shook my car,” said senior Brandon Young.
Junior Brande Kubiak responded by saying, “To be honest I didn’t see it or hear it, and I’m kind of disappointed because I’m so unaware of my surroundings, I can’t even hear or see a meteor.”
“It’s pretty cool that a whole meteor hit Missouri and it’s even better because it hit St. Louis, which is extremely close to us”, mentioned junior Jon Russo.
“I wish I had gotten the chance to see it because, from what I have heard about it, it was amazing and cool,” replied senior Paige Remillard.
Senior Austin Yochim responded, “I was sitting in my car, and I see a big flash in the sky, and I was outside Walmart, and it shook their windows.”
This unexpected meteor has definitely brought some attention to the staff and students at the New Haven High School.
On 11-25-19 at approximately 3 pm, a deputy performing commissary duties was speaking with inmates about their order. One inmate believed another inmate wanted a phone card and opened the cell door to see if that was true. The deputy was immediately summoned to the cell. As deputies entered the cell they located Tyler Bailey inside hanging by a piece of bedding he tied above his bunk. Deputies and medical staff initiated CPR until ambulance personnel arrived pronouncing Mr. Bailey deceased.
Mr. Bailey was observed during meal passing at breakfast and lunch. He was inside a module with a large day room and a two-story catwalk of individual cells holding 18 inmates. There were 16 inmates in the area at the time. Inmates can close the doors to their cells. There is camera’s inside the day room area of the module, however due to toilet facilities in the cells there is no camera’s inside the cell sleeping area.
The Missouri State Division of Drug and Crime Control was contacted for an independent investigation as per standard procedure. Any further information will be released by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Franklin County Sheriff
By: Keerstin Mason
One of the many things students look forward to in November is Thanksgiving and fall break-- a time where we sit down with our families from far and wide to not only chow down on some good food but to spend time with each other.
Students and staff were asked about some of their family traditions. They had this to say:
Mandy Koch, 6-12 band teacher, said, “Our family gathers together for large meals, we
play games, write Christmas lists, and plan for Black Friday shopping.”
Lydia Otten, a senior, commented: “We don't have a whole lot of traditions but we always watch the Thanksgiving parade. We always switch on and off every year where we go. One year we do Thanksgiving with our Otten side at the Lake of the Ozarks with my aunt and her family. Other years we have Thanksgiving at our own house and invite my mom’s parents over. A day filled with family and lots of good food!”
New Haven High weighed in on what their three favorite dishes were:
Mrs. Melissa Bruckerhoff, a high school special ed teacher, said, “Grandma Adele's Stuffing, Grandma Belle's Chocolate Dessert, and Deep Fried Cajun Turkey.”
Destiney Quick, a sophomore, voiced: “Turkey, some kind of sweet potato casserole, and dreamsicle salad.”
The high school also commented on what their favorite memory from Thanksgiving was.
Christina Menke, the high school biology teacher, stated, “When I was a kid, my dad, brother, and sister would spend the whole day untangling lights and standing out in the cold decorating the house. My mom wouldn't want us in the house underfoot while she was cooking. While it was mostly freezing, it was also a lot of fun. Once everything was done, we would come in and play board games.”
Keifer Paterson, a freshman, said, “Stealing my cousin’s picture and making her believe that grandma had only my picture hanging up.”
McKenzie Pecaut, a senior, expressed that, “My football team won two years in a row.”
Mrs. Melissa Bruckerhoff replied with, “When I was little, we would go to my Grandma and Grandpa Robnett's house. We would play football in the side yard, skip rocks in the creek, climb trees and play with the cats/dogs. We would also play pool or ping pong in the basement. The whole family would be there and it was so much fun playing with them. One of my favorite memories is also the year my mom bought ‘precooked’ turkeys and gave them to my dad to deep fry. She failed to mention that they were precooked! He deep-fried them as if they were raw and when we started to eat, it was like the scene from National Lampoon’s! It was dry, overcooked, chewy, and awful! Although it didn't explode like in the movie.”
More than likely you will help prepare a dish for your families for Thanksgiving since it takes more than one person to make all of the Thanksgiving food for many people. When asked what dishes they help prepare and bring, Haleigh Nicholas, a junior, said, “I love making the pumpkin pie.”
Keerstin Mason, a senior, commented: “My great grandma's secret homemade dressing.”
Peers and teachers were also asked what their top three favorite dishes are:
Jessica Underwood, a freshman, said, “Coleslaw, ham, and mac and cheese.”
Mrs. Kelsey McCroskey, a high school English teacher, commented: “It's got to be mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, and stuffing. No contest.”
Nothing is complete for students without a fall break added in. When questioned New Haven High commented about their fall break plans.
Lydia Otten, a senior, voiced: “[In the] past couple years, the day after Thanksgiving we make a trip up to Minnesota and get a Christmas tree. You’re probably thinking that is crazy. Well, my great uncle and great aunt have a cut-yourself Christmas Tree farm, and we get one for ourselves and one for my grandma since it is her brother and sister-in-law's tree farm. We also do this all in one day!”
Mrs. Mandy Koch stated, “Our family loves to attend the Christmas Parade of Lights in Washington on the Friday after Thanksgiving. It is also tradition to start putting up Christmas decorations the weekend following Thanksgiving.”
Happy Thanksgiving, New Haven!
By: Ellie Westermeyer
Twenty years ago a young group of volleyball players started their season off hoping to end with a winning record. Turns out their season ended with a loss in a state championship match with silver medals around their necks. This began a three-year string of trips to the state tournament held in Warrensburg, Missouri. The 1999 volleyball team, coached by Julie Gerdes, was recently recognized at the MSHSAA State Volleyball Championships in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
On Saturday, November 9, 2019, the 1999 volleyball team made the trip down to Cape Girardeau to be recognized for winning second in the State Volleyball Tournament 20 years ago. Many of the players attended, as well as the coach, and their family members.
Before the Shamrocks headed to the 1999 MSHSAA Volleyball State Tournament, they had acquired a record of 17-11-3. Five of those losses came from Hermann, St. Francis Borgia, and Washington, who also earned second place in their class at the State Tournament in 1999.
Members of the 1999 Shamrocks included freshmen Kristina Bailey and Christy Schowe; sophomores Kendra Koch, Laura Brandt, Lindsay Meyer, Tracy Branson, and Carolyn Ruegge; juniors Crystal Hanks and Jamie Brown; and senior Kristi Ruegge.
The Shamrocks lost to Bernie in two sets: 16-14, 15-11.
In the championship match against a tough team from Bernie, Tracy Branson led the team with 2 blocks. Kristina Bailey and Tracy Branson each contributed 6 kills; Bailey had a 35.7% kill average. Laura Brandt led the team with 6 digs. Lindsay Meyer and Kristina Bailey served 2 aces each. Koch had 11 assists.
This young team would make their way to Warrensburg two more times, earning the State Championship in 2000 and second place in 2001, carrying on our Tradition of Excellence.
By: Dalyla Hurst
This November, Leadership Week was upon us once again where the whole high school got together for some healthy competition. The point of Leadership Week every year is to show that anyone can be a leader. This year, Leadership Week took place during the week of the 11th through the 15th, and there were twenty-two different teams.
To start off the competition this year we started with trivia. During trivia, each team gets a packet with the questions, answer sheet, and pens. This year there were a total of twenty-five questions. The team that won trivia was Jayson Tatum with five hundred points. The members of that team were Luke Gerlemann, Lauralie Grater, Emilee Hinten, Logan Senecal, William Hellmann, Lydia Shockley, Christopher Wilson, and Carter Ratcliff.
The second event that took place in the leadership tournament was cup stacking. Each team got a stack of cups and also a rubber band with five strings attached. The goal of this game was to build the biggest tower out of cups. The team that won the cup stacking was Imo’s. The members of this team were Parker Gumm, Meagan Holtmeyer, Autumn Harvey, Alyssa Sidwell, Lexi Feldmann, Grace White, Keegan Wiedemann, and Andrew Rethemeyer.
The third and final event that took place in the tournament was tug-of-war. All the members of the teams had to compete and the teams went up against each other. Jayson Tatum never lost a game and went on to win the whole thing.
A question that was asked to students was what is your opinion of the activities we did in the leadership tournament and why?
Senior Morgan Branson said, “They were all pretty fun.”
Freshman Madi McCarty commented, “Well, this was my first time being involved in the leadership tournament due to me being a freshman, but I thought it was interesting.”
Sophomore Destiney Quick said, “They were fun.”
The last question that was asked was what was your favorite part of Leadership Week this year?
Freshman Dominick Cox said, “Tug-of-war because it was a lot of fun. And because you got to see how competitive everyone is.”
Senior Morgan Branson commented, “The tug-of-war is always my favorite. I feel like it brings everyone together and it is fun to see everyone's competitiveness.”
Leadership Week 2019 was a major success.
By: Brandon Young
Meagan Holtmeyer is a tier-one student for the New Haven High School. And she has proven this by earning Student of the Month for November. She has showed perfect attendance, and her grades are near perfect. Meagan has truly given her all this month. She deserves the honor of being Student of the Month.
In order to be Student of the Month you have to meet certain standards. Teachers look at attendance, grades, attitude, and determination in students. Meagan has checked all of these boxes, but not necessarily intentionally. When Meagan was told she was Student of the Month by Ms. Hoener, it was a total surprise to her.
Meagan was asked how it feels to be Student of the Month.
She says, “The only difference I have learned, or at least noticed, is not having to walk as far in the cold month of November down to the school, in the sometimes freezing temperatures.”
Meagan was also asked if there are any perks or bonuses for being Student of the Month.
She replied, “Getting the parking spot closer to school.” So if you are ever looking forward to being Student of the Month, you’ll get to park your car just feet away from the school. No more walking.
Being Student of the Month is not just about bragging rights, or a closer parking spot. Being Student of the Month should be considered an honor to our school, and should be appreciated. After all, there are plenty of other people to choose for it. Next time you see Meagan in the halls, give her a well-deserved congratulations.
By: Natalie Pecaut
On Monday November 12, New Haven School District cancelled school because of icy road conditions. Students were thrilled, parents were upset, but we all managed to get through our first snow day of the year. Exactly one year ago to the day was the first snow day of the 2018 school year. If you recall last year though, there was lots of snow, some even calling it the “snow apocalypse.”
This year it was a little different. There was less snow but more ice, making it dangerous for students, parents, and busses to commute to school Tuesday morning. We got some comments about what was different between students’ snow days this year and last, and about what they did on their first snow day of the year.
Natalie Pecaut commented, “Last year, I remember tons of snow! Like so much snow where we hooked up my dad's boat to the back of the four-wheeler and took the thing for a spin. This year, some parking lots were covered in ice, and we would do donuts with our vehicles-- sorry, Mom and Dad.”
Rylan Ball mentioned, “I don’t remember what I did last year but I do remember that we couldn’t leave my driveway. This year, I just played video games and watched TV.”
Demetri Pataky said, “Snow days are lit! We always hang out with our friends, whether that's just chilling at someone’s house watching movies or taking your truck through the Bottoms, driving through the snow. This year, we took the jeep on a cruise and determined that the roads were unsafe. Maybe Dr. Hoener should let us check the roads for now?”
Matthew Laune mentioned, “Yeah, it was pretty chill. I went hunting and played a lot of ping pong with my girlfriend. Pretty solid night, if you ask me.”
Brandon Young commented, “Driving was treacherous. One minute I’m going around a turn, and then, boom, I’m backwards on the other side of the road. It was pretty wack.”
Dominic Lewis said, “I slept most of the day like most of the other kids did on their snow day. I went on a run, did some chores, and went to basketball practice. I'm not sure how I made it to practice alive with the road conditions, but those are the kind of things you have to endure when ball is life.”
If you’re into all the tricks and hacks for getting a snow day, then you already know what we’re talking about. Not just elementary school students believe in these tricks, but high school students as well. In fact Lauren Hoerstkamp gave us some of the inside tricks.
Lauren Hoerstkamp mentioned, “Some of the things I do for a snow day I’ve been doing since the 2nd or 3rd grade. I put a spoon under my pillow, I flush ice cubes down each of the toilets in my house, I put a white crayon in my window sill, and I wear my PJ’s inside-out and backwards. If you don’t believe in all these hacks, then you don’t believe in snow days!”
We’re all waiting patiently for our next snow day! Maybe take some tips from Lauren if you’re wishing for that snow day soon.
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.
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