School Board Approves Lease Purchase Of $1.1 Million - Announcement of Steinhoff’s Successor Expected At Special May Meeting

Wednesday’s (April 9) meeting began with Meg Parks being sworn in.  Parks replaces Kyle Quick who choose not to run for reelection.  Board officers were also elected;  Brenda Menke remains the School Board President and Diane White as Treasure.  Dana Kallmeyer became the new Vice President replacing Nadine Prussener.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. -  A special meeting has been scheduled for Thursday May 1st by the New Haven School Board following last Wednesday’s regular monthly meeting where the board approved to finance a 15 year lease purchase (“blended payments) of $1.1 million for construction of the new addition.

The repayment plan would require payments of approximately $90,000 for the first seven years then $167,000 for the remainder of the lease purchase. (More about this topic below.)

An announcement of who will be Coach Ray Steinhoff’s successor is expected to be made at the May 1st meeting. It’s important to note that Steinhoff was also the high school P.E. Teacher and Athletic Director (AD).

New Haven School Board Approves 2014-2015 Calendar - Discuss Early/Late Dismissal Once A week

Pictured above:  High School Math Teacher Jared Prussener makes presention to school board about Chrome Books being issued to all high school students.  A plan developed by the Technology for Instruction Committee.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The New Haven School Board approved the calendar for 2014-2015 as proposed by the teacher groups during last week’s monthly meeting, which included a proposal for having either a late start or early release (once a week) for Professional Development days (PD), but left the decision up to the principals and teachers.  Click here to download calendar.

Discussion of having early/late release days was prompted after High School Math Teacher Jared Pruessner, member of the Technology for Instruction Committee, presented a development plan for implementing Chrome Books on a 1:1 ratio in the high school.

Youth Turkey Season Harvest Tops 4,000

Pictured on left is Tyler Gleeson with the 24 pound turkey he shot on Saturday and on the right; Brande Kubiak who waisted no time, shooting a jake a 6:45 a.m.  A short hunt for her and her uncle.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –Young hunters checked 4,332 turkeys during Missouri’s youth turkey hunting season April 12 and 13, topping the 4,000 mark for the second time in the youth season’s 14-year history.

Top counties in the youth season were Franklin with 107 birds checked, Cedar with 96, and Webster with 92. The Missouri Department of Conservation recorded one nonfatal hunting incident during the weekend hunt.

Daughters Of American Revolution Honor Local High School's "Good Citizen" Students

Pictured from yesterday’s Daughter's of The American Revolution Good Citizen's luncheon, held at the First Baptist Church in Union.  Front row: Olivia Haddox, St. Francis Borgia; Dayla Gruenloh, Owensville; Julia Click, St. Clair; Alexandria Witt, Sullivan; Debbie Hinz, Chapter Regent. (Back Row:) Yvonne Sprenger, District Director; Rachael Newton, Washington; Sara Fahrenholtz, Hermann; Logan Armstrong, Pacific; Madison Yarbrough, New Haven; Leah Lerbs, Good Citizen Chairperson. Photo by Gregg Jones Washington Missourian

--Each year at their April meeting and luncheon the Valley of the Meramac Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honors the young men and women chosen by their faculty and staff at our local high schools as their Good Citizen representative for the year.

Mercy Clinic Adds OB/GYN in Hermann

Bruce Glover, DO, of Mercy Clinic Women’s Health joins Hermann office.

HERMANN, Mo. – Women in the Hermann region can now see a Mercy Clinic obstetrician and gynecologist close to home.

Bruce Glover, DO, is seeing patient at the Hermann office on the first and third Monday of each month. He is the only board-certified OB/GYN seeing patients in the area. The specialty office is located at Hermann Area District Hospital, 509 West 18th St. in Hermann. Dr. Glover, who is part of Mercy Clinic Women’s Health in Washington, will provide general women’s health services including well woman exams, routine gynecological and obstetrical care and some office procedures.

Shamrocks Win Second Straight Scholar Bowl District Title - Will Host Sectionals At New Haven

Pictured above the District Champion New Haven Scholar Bowl Team:  Nathan Allgaier, Robbie Cichon, Madison Doyle, Hannah Kruse, Graden Lovelace, Andrew Menke, Thomas Penning, Seth Schenck, and Coach Jared Pruessner.

Photos courtesy of Jared Pruessner
By Kyle Quick

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The New Haven Scholar Bowl team won their second straight District Title on Saturday, defeating South Callaway 480-180 to advance on to Sectionals, which will be held at New Haven on Wednesday April 30th.

Graden Lovelace led New Haven and was the top scorer in the five team district tournament, averaging 185 points per game.“

Sarah McKernan New Haven Middle School March Student Of The Month

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Sarah McKernan has been selected as the New Haven Middle School Student of the Month. Sarah is a hard worker who strives to do her best. She participates well in class and is always prepared.

Sarah is involved with volleyball, basketball and the Nation Junior Honor Society. Outside of school her hobbies include: softball, fishing, camping, horses and being outdoors around animals.

Local Teacher Receives Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

Pictured left is Shonda Boyer with her husband Curtis Boyer.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - Shonda Boyer, high school business teacher for the Sullivan School District, was recently named the VFW Post and District Teacher of the Year by Missouri VFW Commander Lyle McPherson of VFW Post 5077.

Boyer won the 15th Annual VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary “Smart/Maher VFW Citizenship Education Teacher Award contest.”

Educators who teach in K-12 are nominated by fellow teachers, students, supervisors or other interested individuals and can win $1,000 for their professional development and $1,000 for their school, plus an all expenses paid trip to the VFW’s National Convention.

Habitat For Humanity Of Franklin County Annual Dinner Auction April 25

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Mo. - On Friday, April 25th, Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County is holding its second Dinner and Auction.

The dinner will be held at East Central College and the meal is being prepared by the Cullinary Arts classes.  Auction items include get-away vacations, Cardinals tickets, lots of sports memorabilia including many Cardinals autographs, and collectible items including old Stock Certificates,

Kallmeyer Named NHHS March Student Of The Month

Photo courtesy NHHS.

NEW HAVEN, Mo.  - The March Student of the Month is Senior Emily Kallmeyer.  Emily is the daughter of Brad and Dana Kallmeyer.  She is active in volleyball, basketball, track, FBLA, and FCA.

One teacher commented, “Emily recently decided to become a member of the track team.  She has never participated in this sport before and thought it would be an exciting challenge to try something new.  At a time when she could have just relaxed during her last quarter of high school, she chose to push herself and possibly help her peers achieve some track goals that they have set for their team.