Lucy is the daughter of Joshua and Jaime Hoener. Lucy is involved in many school activities. She participates in volleyball, basketball, and track. She is a member of the Student Council, National Honor Society, FCA, and marching band auxiliary. Lucy is also the president of the class of 2022, FBLA, and FCCLA.
Lucy received the Academic Activity Award her freshman and sophomore years of high school and has been on the High Honor Roll every semester. She has gone to nationals for two years in FBLA and was named to the All-District, All-Conference, and All-State teams in volleyball. Additionally, she has been named to the Academic All-Conference teams in track and volleyball. This year her teammates chose her as a team captain in volleyball.
Lucy was nominated because she works hard in class, achieves at a high level, and is a leader in the extracurricular activities she is involved in. Recently, she organized one of the best student cheering sections in recent memory, with multiple students dressed in costume singing Christmas carols. Fun facts about Lucy are that she plays the recorder exceptionally well and likes to make vlogs for her friends, family, and supporters to watch.
Janelle is the daughter of Christina Cronin. Janelle is the secretary of the National Junior Honor Society, a Student Council class representative, is a member of the Cross country team, plays volleyball, plans to join Track & Field in the spring, and plays the flute in band and marching band.
Janelle placed 7th in the Four Rivers Conference Cross Country Race and placed 7th as a finalist in the East Central College Spelling Bee.
Janelle likes to go on vacation, run with her friends, and has taught herself to play the guitar. She enjoys sewing and has been making stuffed, cloth dog toys in the shape of bones with plans to donate them to the Humane Society in Union.
Emily is the daughter of Daniel and Maria Delgado. She participates in many school activities including, the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCCLA, FBLA, Conservation Club, and Student Council. Emily runs Cross Country and is part of the NHHS Track Team. She is a section leader in the marching band, participates in concert band, and is in the choir.
She has earned high honor roll for four semesters of high school, earned varsity letters in cross country, track, and cheerleading. She has lettered in both band and choir, as well as earned a gold bar in band. She had perfect attendance her freshman year of high school and has been a member of the All-Conference Choir and All-Conference Band. Emily also earned Academic All-Conference in Cross Country, Track & Field, and Cheerleading.
Emily likes to read, crochet, sew, spend time with her family, and volunteer at her church. She has also helped to teach others at self-defense seminars. She enjoys learning new things, such as a new instrument or new hobbies like knitting.
A fun fact about Emily is that she has two favorite Christmas mugs and she enjoys drinking hot chocolate from them all year round
“Letters To Santa, Letters From Santa” begins on Tues, December 1st
The Scenic Regional Library New Haven branch has been in contact with the North Pole and is happy to announce the “Letters To Santa, Letters From Santa” campaign!
From December 1st-15th, children can bring their letter to the New Haven Library @ 200 Douglas St and mail it in Santa’s mailbox in the lobby. Letters may be dropped off during regular business hours (Mon-Wed-Fri 10-6, Tues & Thurs 11-7, and Sat 10-3). In addition, letters can be mailed in downtown New Haven on Fri. Dec 4th during the Christmas by Moonlight event.
Santa, of course, knows where each child lives; however, the post office needs home addresses to deliver the letters. Because each child at the same address will receive a different letter from Santa at home, it is very important that the child’s name and complete home address are correct and legible. No postage necessary.
By: Ellie Westermeyer
The Shamrocks beat Greenfield on Saturday, Oct. 31 at sectionals in Appleton City. The New Haven volleyball team headed to state on Thursday, Nov. 5. After this big win, the girls packed their bags to travel to Cape Girardeau to play in the 2020 MSHSAA state volleyball tournament.
The volleyball team beat Greenfield in three sets. This sectional win led the Shamrocks to a ticket to the state tournament.
“Beating Greenfield was amazing; knowing that I was going to state, even better,” senior Maria Sheible said. “Going to state was something that I had dreamed of when I first started playing volleyball, so I am glad that I made it happen, especially during my senior year. I was also very lucky that I had the opportunity to even play this year due to COVID-19.”
On Thursday, Nov. 5, the New Haven students sent off the girls to state by cheering them on outside as they left.
“I loved it! It was great to see everyone cheering us on and wishing us luck,” Sheible said. “It definitely still puts a smile on my face when I think about it. It always will. It's a great feeling knowing that you have so many supporters and people that wish you the best.
”The team’s first state game was on Friday, Nov. 6 against Advance High School. The Shamrocks lost in three sets against the back to back state champions.
“I think that we had a lot of unforced errors. Advance was a good team and they played really well, but if we had cut down on our unforced errors, then it would have been a closer game,” Sheible said.
Due to the loss against Advance, the Shamrocks then played Midway on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau.
“The game against Midway was a lot better. We played a lot more aggressive and gave all of our effort. However, Midway did the same thing. It was a very close game,” Sheible said.
The match against Midway was the last game of the season. The team hit .122 for the match with 31 kills on 12 errors and 156 attack attempts.
“After the last game, I was absolutely devastated,” Sheible said. “It was the last time playing my favorite sport. I made some memorable bonds with my team and love every single one of my teammates in many different ways. If I was ever having a bad day, they always made me forget about it.”
The New Haven volleyball team finished fourth place at the state tournament. It had been three years since New Haven had made an appearance at state in volleyball.
“Volleyball is a mind game. You have to be mentally in it just as much as you are physically,” Sheible said. “Of course there is always room for improvement. You just have to tell yourself that you can do it.”
By: Caroline Otten
With the basketball season in full swing, the New Haven girls basketball team has been practicing preparing for their season. Their first practice was Nov. 2nd, as they have been practicing ball handling, shooting, and just the fundamentals of basketball. The athletes have games coming up closer by the day and they all have been keeping new goals in mind as the new season begins.
“My goals are to extend my shooting range and prove to the coaches I can play with everyone,” freshman Aubri Meyer said.
Other athletes simply said how they want to improve and just get better as an individual and team.
“Some goals are personally getting better, but also working as a team to get better and achieve our team goals that we set at the beginning of the season,” junior Natalie Covington said.
Senior Ellie Westermeyer added she hopes to play as many games as possible and to stay healthy.
The athletes also added how excited they are for the new season and what they are most excited about.
“I’m most excited to actually get to play this season, due to COVID. I am also looking forward to playing with my teammates,” freshman Elizabeth Luecke said.
While many athletes may not get the chance to play in a sport with their sibling, senior Madison Langenberg is most excited for being on varsity with her younger sister, sophomore Brenna Langenberg.
“I'm mainly excited to just be able to play this season because I was out last year due to an injury,” junio Emma Rohlfing said.
There are also five seniors playing their last year of highschool basketball this year. These athletes are Grace Faris, Madison Langenberg, Caroline Otten, Hannah Rethemeyer, and Ellie Westermeyer.
“Basketball may not be my most favorite sport, but I definitely will miss it,” senior Madison Langenberg said. “I'll miss the large crowds cheering us on at home games and all the fun memories my teammates made with each other. I am sad that our last year has to be so different with the global pandemic going on and when it's over, I'll be coming back to watch my sister play her heart out her last couple years of high school.”
“I am definitely very sad that it is my last season and I hope our season can last as long as possible,” senior Ellie Westermeyer said.
Good luck, Shamrocks, on your season!
John is the son of Bruce and Sue Liggett. John was nominated because he is cheerfully willing to help teachers and students without expecting anything from them in return. He gets along well with others and is a strong student who is not afraid to be challenged.
John is an active student at NHHS. He plays basketball, runs track, is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the National Honor Society. During the 19-20 basketball season, he was voted 1st Team All-Conference and All-District.
Outside of school, John is a member of Memorial Baptist Church. He enjoys spending time playing basketball, working, and hanging out with his friends. After high school, John plans to attend a 4-year university.
Lucas is the son of Chad and Mandy Seitter. Lucas was nominated because he is a great student in class and even when absent communicates well with his teachers. He always brings constructive comments and questions to any discussion in class. Lucas is an active member of Student Council and middle school track.
Outside of school, he raises, sells, and shows hogs as part of his 4-H club. He also enjoys science, hunting, and fishing. In his free time, Lucas likes to be with his family and friends.
New Haven High School hosts softball districts
New Haven High School will host softball districts for the first time since 2017 this week. The tournament will start on Tuesday, Oct. 13 and go until Thursday, Oct. 15.
New Haven High School is in District 4. The teams participating in the softball tournament will be Bishop DuBourg High School, Elsberry High School, Hermann High School, Jefferson (Festus) High School, Louisiana High School, St. Pius X (Festus) High School and New Haven High School.
This year's team is doing all that they can to prepare for the tournament. “This is going to be our first time playing under the lights at night time,” senior Emilee Hinten said. “All of our games have been earlier this year so it will be a different experience.”
New Haven will face Bishop DuBourg on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Semifinals will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 14, and the championship will take place on Oct. 15 at 5 p.m.
“We have a better advantage with it being our home field,” Hinten said. “I’m excited to see how we do, and I want to wish all of our girls good luck.”
Bailey is the daughter of Danny and Tricia Fleer. She plays basketball, volleyball, is a member of the track and field team, and is in both the band and marching band. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and was the secretary of the student council last school year.
Bailey is involved in her church group and enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Bailey was nominated because she is a member of several school sports and still does an excellent job of keeping up with her school work. She is a quiet, confident student that displays respect and kindness to her fellow classmates, teammates, coaches, and teachers.
Emilee is the daughter of Matthew and Jessica Hinten. She is the Treasurer of both FCCLA and FCA. She is a member of FBLA and Student Council. Emilee plays softball, is a member of the Track and Field team, and is the girls basketball manager.
Outside of school, Emilee is part of her church's youth group and babysits. She likes to hunt and hang out with her friends and family.
Emilee was nominated for always helping Mrs. Hoener before school even starts and always having a great attitude.
Herbert Gene Horstmann, 88, of Wildwood, MO, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Mercy Hospital, Creve Coeur, Missouri.
Herbert was born in Brentwood, Missouri on December 12, 1931, the son of the late Alvin & Ella (Dahl) Horstmann.
He was united in marriage to Hilda Edna Hahne on April 23, 1955, at St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri.
Herbert proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a carpenter for Tarlton Corp. in St. Louis for over 40 years. In his free time he enjoyed farming in his early years and he loved collecting junk.
Herbert is survived by a son, Jim Horstmann & wife Susan, of Wildwood, Missouri; a daughter, Sue Rosa & husband Jerry, of Newburg, Missouri; a daughter, Sheryl Schaeg & husband Keith, of Wildwood, Missouri; a son, Don Horstmann, of New Melle, Missouri; a son, Greg Horstmann & wife Karen, of Wildwood, Missouri; a daughter, Stacy Heckmann & husband John, of Wildwood, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Darlene Schneider, of Swiss, Missouri, by 13 grandchildren, Lisa, Rochelle, Jr., Adam, Kelly, Sara, Kyle, Colin, Nick, Allison, Grant, Trevor and Megan and 8 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, two brothers, Ervin & Ralph Horstmann, and two sisters, Irene Schinzing and Alice Walkenhorst.
An outdoor Visitation will be held Saturday, September 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at St. James Evangelical Church, Stony Hill, Missouri, where outdoor funeral services will follow at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. Tom Lloyd officiating.
Burial will be at St. James Cemetery, Stony Hill, Missouri, with full military honors.
Memorials may be given to St. James Evangelical Church or St. James Cemetery. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.
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