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.

New Haven Girl Scouts April Showers Collect Record Breaking Numbers Second Straight Year

Photo courtesy of Vera McDowell

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - New Haven’s six Girl Scout Troops had a record breaking number of personal care items collected for the second year in a row.

Thanks to the generosity from the New Haven Community Girl Scouts topped last year’s number by collecting 2,377 items Saturday morning.

With the additional items collected from Walmart last week, the grand total of items collected for the New Haven Food pantry was over 3,000 and the largest number New Haven’s Girl Scouts have ever collected.

Lorraine Katherine Voss March 28, 1938 - April 12, 2014

Lorraine Voss, nee Meyer, of Washington passed away Saturday, April 12th.

She is survived by three daughters, Donna Mahnesmith of Washington Julie Waelterman and husband, Todd of St. Louis And Mary Hagedorn and husband, Donald of Villa Ridge Five sons, Perry Voss of St. Louis Garry Voss of Washington Michael Voss of Washington Roger Voss and wife, Kim of Washington And Tim Voss and wife, Sarah of Washington 12 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren Two sisters, Arlene Holtmeyer and husband, Gilbert of Washington and Elsie Kopmann and husband, Ralph of New Haven two brothers, Richard Meyer of Washington and Dale Meyer and wife, Linda of Washington.

Richard C. Nichols (July 23, 1934 - April 11, 2014)

Richard C. Nichols of New Haven Missouri intered into rest on Friday April 11, 2014. Richard is survied by his wife Mary Lou Nichols of New Haven, Son Rick Nichols of New Haven, Son Bob and wife Diane Nichols of Fenton, Daughter Trina and husband Terry Meyer of New Haven and Grandchildren.

Memroial visitation and service will be held Wednesday April 16, 2014 at the Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, MO. Visitation 4-7 pm with service to follow at 7pm.

Benefit Dance For Jescie Powell - Stabbing Victim From Domestic Violence

Additional information below about the benefit.

Jescie, age 27, was airlifted after being stabbed many times by her husband and tw of Jescie's good friends/ coworkers and one 7 year-old-boy did not survive.

Jescie worked many years as a CNA and did not have medical insurance. She spent several days in the Trauma Intesive Care Unit before returning home to recover and heal.

She underwent several hours of open heart surgery to repair the damage and had to be placed on a ventilator to breathe.

6th Annual Hermann Area Special Olympics Set For April 16th

By: Missy Ash

HERMANN, Mo. - It is that time of the year again when Hermann hosts the 6th Annual Hermann Area Special Olympic Track Meet.

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 16th at the Hermann High School Track.  Opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 with the Parade of Athletes.

We have two award ceremonies this year.  The first award ceremony will take place at 11:00 for the morning events and the second will take place at 1:00 - for the afternoon events. 

We will again offer the Young Athlete Program for all athletes that are 3 years to 7 years of age. For athletes that are 8 years through adult - we will be offering regulation track events.

Peoples Savings Bank Offers Seven Steps to Spring Clean Your Finances

Peoples Savings Bank offers consumer tips for eliminating financial clutter.

HERMANN, Mo. - The season for spring cleaning has arrived and while many may be focused on organizing closets or scrubbing floors, Peoples Savings Bank encourages consumers to clean up their finances, as well.

“Spring is a great time to take a hard look at your finances and identify ways to manage them more efficiently,” said Mark Laune. “By getting your financial house in order, you can set the stage for a stronger, more successful future.”

Couple Marries at The UPS Store

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., (PRNewswire) "We do everything at The UPS Store," says Jonathan Parker, operator of the newly opened The UPS Store in Miami Beach with his wife Melissa.  Parker got a phone call at 2pm on Wednesday, April 9,  that one of the store's customers needed a marriage ceremony asap. 

He had been running errands all day and was not dressed for any formal event.  So he ran home grabbed a shower and a suit and went to the store.  The Bride and Groom are expecting a baby girl in a few weeks, so they wanted to get all the T's crossed and I's dotted legally to get their family started properly.

"With a bit more notice," Parker says, "we would have decorated the store and made it even more special."  Nevertheless, he did his best to make the ceremony special.

Gov. Nixon Calls On General Assembly Restore $22 Million Cut From K-12 And Higher Education

Despite clear and repeated warnings, the General Assembly’s Fiscal Year 2014 supplemental budget failed to make up for shortfall in lottery and gaming revenues.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the General Assembly failed to heed the administration’s repeated warnings about the need to make up for shortfalls in lottery and gaming revenues, Gov. Jay Nixon today called on legislators to restore $22 million for K-12 and higher education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget.

The Governor also questioned the Senate Appropriations Committee’s decision to zero out funding to help prevent child abuse and neglect during consideration of the budget earlier this week.