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.
The New Haven School District has the following job openings:
Assistant Baseball Coach
Parents as Teachers Educator
Applications can be found at https://newhavenschools.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx
Gordon Frank Raenhard Wesselschmidt, 91, of Saint Louis, MO, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 at his home.
Gordon was born at Detmold, Missouri, on a farm near New Haven on April 1, 1928, a son of the late Louis & Ida (Gerlemann)Wesselschmidt.
He was the husband of Mary Ann (Hoemann) Wesselschmidt. They were united in marriage on September 24, 1950, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, MO. They lived and farmed for two years on the Wesselschmidt home place before he was drafted into the Korean War in 1952. He served in the US Army until 1954 when he was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. After he came home from the service he and Mary Ann made their home in St. Louis.
Gordon worked as an insurance salesman for Monumental Life Insurance Company for 30 years. After retiring he went to work for his daughter, Niesha & son-in-law Bob at Woodson Hills Food Shoppe for 20 years. Gordon was a member of the Hope Lutheran Church, in St. Ann, Missouri, where he was very active in the church. He taught Sunday school, and held various different offices throughout his life.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mary Ann, who survives at the home; by their two daughters, Niesha Dowling, of St. Louis, Missouri; and Diane Kline & husband Jeff, of New Melle, Missouri; by three grandchildren, Brian, Emily, & Rebecca Dowling, and by three great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, by two sons who died at birth, Paul & Brian, by his brothers, Ralph, Vernon, Oliver, Gilbert, & Milfred Wesselschmidt, and a sister, Dorothy Allemann.
Visitation will be held Monday, December 30th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 10701 St. Cosmas Lane, St. Ann, MO and also Tuesday, December 31st from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 31st at 11:00 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, New Haven, with Pastor Timothy Ostermeyer officiating.
Burial will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Hope Lutheran Church or Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
To send flowers to Gordon's family, please visit our floral section.
Marlene Lydia Bockting, 82, of New Haven, MO, passed away Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at New Haven Care Center.
Marlene was born in Washington, Missouri on November 26, 1937, a daughter of the late Edward & Lydia (Breckenkamp) Pehle.
Marlene was married to David Bockting for over 20 years. To that union they had four children.
Marlene is survived by a daughter, Jacquelyn Bockting, of Washington, Missouri; and Michael Bockting & wife Sandy, of New Haven, Missouri; by two sisters, Dorothy Guese, of Potosi, Missouri; and Evelyn Baer, of New Haven, Missouri; and by four grandchildren, Nicholas Kackley, Ashley Bockting Jens and Alexis and Michael Bockting. She is preceded in death by her parents, by two children, Tammy Vidas, and Jeffrey Bockting, and a grandchild, David Vidas
Marlene was a member of St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven. She worked at Kellwood for over 20 years.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 27th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's United Church of Christ, New Haven, Missouri, with Rev. David Poe officiating.
Burial will be at New Haven Cemetery. Memorials may be given to St. Peter's U.C.C. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
To send flowers to Marlene's family, please visit our floral section.
On 12/19/2019, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office along with the Multi County Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Gerald Police Department, Union Police Department, Pacific Police Department, Washington Police Department, and the St. Clair Police Department
Torrey K Clement – 28 year old male from St. Clair, charged with Failing to drive on Right half of Roadway resulting in an accident, $1,000.00 cash only bond, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, $500.00 open bond, domestic assault 4th degree, $1,000.00 open bond, and driving while revoked, $3,000.00 cash only bond.
Steven L Skelton – 29 year old male from Union, charged with Felony Domestic Assault 3rd Degree, no bond. New charges of resisting arrest are being applied for with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. Skelton fled out of a window and ignored commands from the deputy. Our apprehension K-9 was deployed at this time. During the search, the K-9 located the subject in a brush pile and apprehended the suspect by biting him in the calf. The K-9 held the suspect until deputies could take him into custody. The suspect was treated at the hospital and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.
Nathaniel C Willson – 19 year old male from Pacific, charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, $4900.00 open bond.
China L Willson – 29 year old female from Pacific, charged with a Probation Violation, stemming from the original charge of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, no bond.
Zach W B Cooper – 28 year old male from Union, charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Fail to Drive on Right Half of Roadway, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $4,900 open bond.
Nicholas W McFerrin – 38 year old male from St. Clair, charged with DWI, $500.00 open bond.
Marshall R Maddox – 29 year old male from Pacific, charged with 2 counts of operating a vehicle with no valid driver’s license and exceeding posted speed limit by 20 mph or more, $225.00 open bond.
Christopher R Grant – 37 year old male from Sullivan, charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Fail to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, and Operating a Motor Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, no bond.
Bryan M Poertner – 29 year old male from Union, charged with Unlawful use of Drug Paraphernalia, $1,000.00 open bond.
Timothy S Tuttle – 26 year old male from Union, charged with no license plate light, $50.00 cash only bond, no insurance, $100.00 cash only bond, failing to dim headlights, $50.00 cash only bond, fail to signal, $76.00 cash only bond, possession of marijuana, $100.00 cash only bond.
Amber L. Lewis – 28 year old female from St. Clair, charged with Possession of up to 35 grams of Marijuana, $1000.00 cash only bond.
Kyle J Mercer – 32 year old male from Pacific, charged with a Probation Violation, stemming from the original charge of Burglary, no bond. New charges of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance are being applied for with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Rick G Cull Jr – 28 year old male from St. Clair, charged with Felony Receiving Stolen Property, no bond, Felony Possession of Controlled Substance, no bond, No Insurance and Operating a Motor Vehicle with no License, $150.00 open bond, Exceeded Posted Speed Limit, $75.00 bond, Operating a Motor Vehicle with no Registration, No Insurance, Operating a Motor Vehicle with no Drivers License, and Operating a Motor Vehicle with no Registration, $300.00 open bond. New charges of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance are being applied for with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
James D Heitkamp – 29 year old male from Robertsville, charged with Felony Receiving Stolen Property, no bond, Fail to Register a Motor Vehicle, $250.00 cash only bond, Fail to Yield to an Emergency Vehicle, $500.00 cash only bond, Operating a Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, $250.00 cash only bond, Failing to Stop for a School Bus, $250.00 cash only bond, Fail to Register a Motor Vehicle, $250.00 cash only bond, Operate a Vehicle with no Registration, $125.00 cash only bond, Operate a Vehicle with no Registration, $165.00 cash only bond, Operate a Vehicle with no Registration, $165.00 cash only bond, No Seatbelt, $100.00 cash only bond, No Seatbelt, $100.00 cash only bond, Failure to Register a Motor Vehicle, $100.00 cash only bond, No Seatbelt, $100.00 cash only bond, and Violation of a Court Order, $2,500.00 open bond. Heitkamp was observed leaving his residene on a blue in color Yamaha 4 wheeler. A Sheriff’s Office reserve deputy was flying his helicopter to assist with the operation. The Reserve Deputy pilot followed Heitkamp as he traveled several miles in and out of wooded areas and onto private property until the 4 wheeler ran out of gas. The pilot and another deputy was able to set the helicopter down into a field area and after a short foot pursuit was able to take Heitkamp into custody. It is unknown at this time who the owner of the 4 wheeler is. This investigation is continuing. New charges of Resisting Arrest are being applied for with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
Debra L Hill – 38 year old female from St. Clair, charged with Peace Disturbance, $1,500.00 open bond, and Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $1,500.00 open bond.
Donald R Davis – 38 year old male from Sullivan, charged with Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, $5,000.00 open bond, Felony Receiving Stolen Property and Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, $10,000.00 open bond.
Victoria J Greer – 27 year old female from Pacific, charged with Felony Stealing and Misdemeanor Stealing, no bond.
Senica A Hagan – 30 year old female from Union, charged with Felony DWI and Fail to Drive on Right Half of Roadway, no bond, Driving While Revoked, $3,000.00 open bond, Driving While Revoked, $3,000.00 open bond, No Insurance and Possessing Plates of Another, 250.00 open bond.
Serena L Townsend – 20 year old female from Union, charged with Exceeding Posted Speed Limit, $75.00 open bond.
Timothy J Everhart – 35 year old male from Pacific, charged with Burglary 2nd Degree, $50,000.00 open bond and Felony Receiving Stolen Property, no bond.
Charles J E Jones – 20 year old male from St. Clair, charged with No Insurance, $750.00 open bond and No Seatbelt, $250.00 open bond.
Bryan A Potter – 24 year old male from Union, charged with Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia & Failure to Register Motor Vehicle, $500.00 open bond.
Jennifer L Mayfield – 31 year old female from Beaufort, charged with Domestic Assault 3rd degree, Driving while Suspended, No Insurance, No bond
Kenneth W Huth - 66 year old male from Union, charged with Property Damage 2nd degree, $1500.00 open bond, Fail to stop at steady red signal, $500.00 open bond, Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, $500.00 open bond.
Daniel J Strube – 19 year old male from St. Clair, charged with Operating a Vehicle in a Careless and Imprudent Manner, Exceeding the Posted Speed Limit, No Insurance, Operating a Motor Vehicle without a License, and Failing to Register a Motor Vehicle, $375.00 open bond. New charges of Felony Possession of a Controlled Substance are being applied for with the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
I would like to thank the agencies listed above for assisting. As we state to the community we are stronger together; the same applies to law enforcement working together to make the community safer for all our citizens.
Franklin County Sheriff
On Saturday, December 14, 2019 the New Haven High School National Honor Society organization held their 4th annual Jingle Jog 5K for charity. This year they raised over $1000 and donated proceeds to All-Abilities athletics. Event sponsors include: Thrivent, The Strubberg Family, New Haven Care Center, People's Savings Bank, Axes Physical Therapy, Branson Construction, Citizens Bank, Fitness Made Fun, New Haven Ice Cream Shoppe, Pratt's Pharmacy, New Haven Veterinary Clinic, Edward Jones, and T & T Hilltop Lounge
In October 2014 an investigator with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office identified a computer offering to share child pornography online. The internet service provider identified the account holder as residing in the 500 block of West State Street in Union, Missouri. On January 29, 2015 the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, St. Charles County Cyber Crime Task Force and Union Police executed a search warrant at the residence in the 500 block of West State Street in Union, Missouri. Gary L. McGarity Jr. date of birth 10-29-68, was discovered residing at the residence and admitted to downloading child pornography. Gary L. McGarity Jr. was charged with Possession of Child Pornography and found guilty by a jury on October 29, 2019. On December 17, 2019 Gary L. McGarity Jr. was sentenced to the maximum sentence of 7 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections. Sheriff Pelton would like to thank the Sheriff’s Office Detective and the other agencies involved with this case for their commitment to the safety of children.
Franklin County Sheriff
By: Sam Penning
The New Haven Shamrock Boys JV and Varsity teams faced the Silex Owls on Tuesday, December 10th. Both teams were victorious with the JV team winning 46-14, and the Varsity team winning 56-29. This puts the teams’ records at 5-1 (JV) and 4-2 (V).
When asked how they thought the game went, Owen Borcherding, junior, responded, “I think the game went alright.”
Dominic Lewis, senior, replied, “I think it went pretty [well], since we won by around 30.”
Luke Gerlemann, senior, stated, “I think we played really [well].”
When asked what they thought they could improve on for future games, Demetri Pataky, senior, replied, “I think we need to play faster.”
Owen Borcherding, junior, responded, “We need to work together more.”
Jay Eichelberger, senior, stated, “Defense and not fouling so much.”
When asked if they had a favorite moment or highlight from the game, Demetri Pataky stated, “When Dominic hit that three pointer.”
Jay Eichelberger, responded, “The crowd was good and the [student] section was loud.”
John Liggett, junior, said, “Going on an 18-2 run at the start of the game.”
Great job to the boys teams this week, and good luck to them through the rest of their season.
By: Dalyla Hurst
This year's winter choir/band concert was on Friday, December 13th. The concert started at seven o’clock at New Haven High School. Before the concert started choir students were serving free chili to anyone that wanted some.
The concert began with the Shamrock singers. The first song that they sang was “Masters in this Hall.” There were solos in this song, sung by Chesni Jones, Carter Bates, Maisy Hook, and Katie Gaynor. They sang two more songs: “Este Es La Navidad,” and “Sing We Now of Christmas.”
To follow them was the 6th grade band. The first song that they played was “Jingle Bells.” The soli were Lucas Seitter, Henry Vedder, Lewis Wray, Ashley Simpson, Grace Inman. The second set of soli were Nicole McNew, Riley Erxleben, and Dante Roach. They played “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Good King Wenceslas.” In the third song that they played, they had solo/soli Henry Vedder, Chase Patterson, Ashley Simpson, Krysta Bickmeyer, Addy Calloway, Elana DeFlurin, Grace Inman, and Madison Steelman. The last song that they played was “Up on the Housetop.” The first set of soli was Nicole McNew, Aiden Armstrong, and Riley Erxleben. The second set consisted of Lucas Seitter and Ashley Simpson.
Next was the middle school choir. They sang “Amazing Grace” / “Pachelbel’s Canon.” The next song that they sang was “Season of Peace.” The solos were Abby Seitter, Elliott Gallardo, and Gracie Steele. The next song that they sang was “In Summer.” The solos in this song were Jane Pendleton, Gigi Peraino, and Kyra Mauntel.
The last performance before high school was the middle school band. The songs that they played were “Caroling Sleigh,” “African Noel,” and “Christmas Greetings.”
First to perform for the high school was the choir. First they sang “Peace I Leave with You.” And accompanying this song they had Ariana Ribera and Chloe Lueckenhoff do sign language. The other song that they sang was “O Sifuni Mungu.” In this song they had some solos. The solos were Grace Allgaier, Destiny Lafferty, and Ryan Stutzman. They had Justin Schroeder on the drums and Carter Ratcliff on the claves. The last song that they sang was “A Holiday Road of Carols.”
To end the concert the high school band played three songs. They were “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “We Three Kings,” and “The ‘13’ Days of Christmas.”
The 2019 winter band/choir concert was a success. Merry Christmas to everyone at New Haven High School.
All Abilities Athletics is a 501-c-3 organization that was established to provide first class sports opportunities for kids with special needs.Over 150 athletes with a variety of special needs have participated in our sports events as well as our art program, swim program or our special field trips. AAA is also actively involved in promoting education, awareness and inclusion events and materials. I have attached our brochure for your review. I would love to chat with you about building an even better partnership with Shamrock students and to explore ways to build inclusion opportunities at New Haven High School at no cost to the school.
I wanted to share a special thank you with you for the efforts of Christina Menke and the National Honor Society. These are truly special people. In early November a group of over 20 National Honor Society members made the trip to Washington High School for one of our sports event days. High school volunteer buddies are the life blood of our program and these students were awesome. Every student engaged their special athlete and enthusiastically explored a variety of sports opportunities with them. It is our hope to have a sports event day at New Haven High School at some point in March, April or May of 2020 to once again work with these special students. I have included some pictures of Shamrocks in action at our event day. I can tell you our leadership team was VERY impressed.
On Saturday, December 7, these same National Honor Society students held the Jingle Jog event to benefit All Abilities Athletics -- what a great event. The run/walk event, the ugly sweater and the awards ceremony, not to mention the awesome treats -- everything was first class. The Shamrock students had some great interaction with our AAA athletes in attendance.
I am so proud of our partnership with Christina Menke and the NHS students and look forward to working with them in 2020. I would also point out that NH grads Julia McIntyre, Lexi Oetterer, Kamryn Poe still help out when home from school. We love the Shamrocks -- send us more!
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