NHHS English Teacher Mrs. Schwab Moves Forward

By Alex Madden

Mrs. Melissa Schwab, long-time English teacher at NHHS, will not be returning next year. Her family is moving away from this area over the summer. She will soon begin  earning her doctorate while working as a full time CrossFit coach.

Mrs. Schwab is a cherished teacher at New Haven High, always willing to help students and bring on new ideas. 

Mrs. Schwab has been a teacher at New Haven High school since 2002. She moved to this area because her husband was transferred here for work.

Before Mrs. Schwab came to New Haven, she was an English teacher at Leopold High School, where she was the only English teacher, and the school had about 90 kids.

New Haven PTO Holds Official Ground Breaking Ceremony For New Playground Equipment

Students officially break ground on the site where new playground equipment will be instaled. (Photos courtesy of Tracy Laune)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - On Monday (May 18) New Haven Elementary students and faculty and staff joined members of the New Haven PTO in an official ground breaking ceremony, marking the beginning of construction and eventually installation of state of the art equipment.

That afternoon not only did students play on the current equipment one last time, but teachers and PTO members also joined in on the fun.

Poppy: A Remembrance of Fallen Heroes

By Rosalie Laune:

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below

We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

This poem was written in 1915 by Major John McCrae, a physician serving in a Canadian artillery unit during World War I. It is believed he wrote it after conducting a burial service for a young Canadian artillery officer who was killed in the Second Battle of Ypres in Belgium.

Munsinger And Peirick Awarded 10th Annual Ty Quick Athletic Memorial Scholarship

Pictured is Kyle Quick presenting Katie Peirick and Molly Munsinger the Ty Quick Athletic Memorial Scholarship. (Photo courtesy of Katie Borcherding)  Below are excerpts from both recipient’s amazing essays.

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - On Friday May 15 at New Haven High School’s Annual Awards Breakfast Kyle Quick announced the recipients of the 10th Annual Ty Quick Athletic Memorial Scholarship to Katie Peirick and Molly Munsinger.  Both were awarded a $1,000 scholarship, making this year the first time that two scholarships were awarded.

Kyle Quick said on the behalf of his family, “In the 10 years we have never had such a difficult time trying to choose just one student.  This year we received seven outstanding applications.”

New Haven Garden Club Visits Private & Public Gardens In Ste. Genevieve

Photo of New Haven Garden Club Members during visit to Ste. Genevieve Garden Walk 2015. (Photo courtesy of Mary Ann Benz)

By Rosalie Laune

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - On May 16, members of the New Haven Garden Club attended the Ste. Genevieve Garden Walk 2015.  The event featured tours of private and public gardens, a plant sale, farmer’s  market and wagon rides.

Five Shamrock Senior-Athletes Receive Four Rivers Conference Scholar Athlete Award - Most In School History

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - This year New Haven High School’s senior student-athletes set a new standard for “A Tradition of Excellence”. Five student-athletes achieved this recognition this year, which is the most New Haven High School have ever had in one year.

Student-athletes must meet all of the following criteria to achieve the Conference Scholar Athletes Award
1. Be a senior
2. Have been selected 1st Team All-Conference in any sport at anytime throughout their high school career.
3. Must have lettered in that sport their senior year.
4. Earned a 3.25 cumulative grade point average.
5. Scored a 23 or higher on the ACT or a 1060 on the SAT

This year’s senior-athletes Four Rivers Conference Scholar Athletes are:

National Peace Officer Memorial Day - Honoring Those Who Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice

Even though New Haven Police Chief John Sheible (pictured on left) was off duty he still stopped to help at a vehicle accident. (photo by Kyle Quick)

By Kyle Quick

Today, May 15 is a day we remember officers killed in the line of duty on National Peace Officer Memorial Day.  Flags are lowered to half-staff across the Untied States as a symbol, expressing their sympathy and appreciation to all police officers who place their life on the line everyday, especially those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

New Haven American Legion Auxiliary Announces 2015 Essay Contest Winners

Pictured are the Class 3 winners:  First place - Julia McIntyre, Franklin County R-2, Second place - Lexi Oetterer, Franklin County R-2, and, Third place - Lauren Hoerstkamp.

Julia McIntyre also was the American Legion Auxiliary 9th District winner in Class III; her essay will be in the Department-level  competition. (Photos courtesy of Judith Weston)

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - The American Legion Auxiliary Post 366 in New Haven recently announced winners of the 2014-2015 Americanism essay contest. Below are winners of Class 1 and 2.

New Haven Garden Club Visits Groner’s Hydroponic Gardens

Article and Photos By: Rosalie Laune

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - In late April members of the New Haven Garden Club visited Heidi Groner’s hydroponic gardens located south of New Haven. 

The picture above was taken in the greenhouse where Heidi raises tomatoes and in a second greenhouse she raises several varieties of lettuce.

Heidi’s produce can be found in local grocery  stores and at Schnucks Market in Washington. 

Spring Turkey Harvest Up For Fourth Year In A Row

Top harvest counties during regular season were Franklin with 897, Texas with 858 and Saint Clair with 771. (Photo courtesy of MDC.)

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reported that turkey hunters checked 43,991 birds during Missouri’s 2015 regular spring turkey season April 20 through May 10.

Top harvest counties were Franklin with 897 birds checked, Texas with 858, and Saint Clair with 771. Young turkey hunters ages 6 – 15 years harvested 4,441 birds during the 2015 spring youth season, April 11 and 12, bringing the overall spring 2015 turkey harvest to 48,432.

Kruse Finalist For 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program

NEW HAVEN, Mo. - New Haven High School Josh Hoener announced on Friday that Hannah Kruse has been named a Finalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

A Certificate of Merit will be presented to Hannah for this outstanding accomplishment.

A total of 15,000 students across the nation are being recognized as finalists for their exceptional academic promise.  Now the process of some 8,000 Merit Scholarship winners will begin.  Winners of the National Merit Scholarships will be announced in late May.

Goodbye, Child Care Costs ... Hello, College Savings Opportunities

By Jim Stiles, Edward Jones Financial Advisor in New Haven, Mo.

If you’re a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head off to school, and those child care bills go away, or at least diminish greatly. When that happens, you could start putting away money for another one of your children’s milestones: college.

Just how expensive is child care? Costs vary greatly among the 50 states, but the national average for a 4-year-old at a child care center is approximately $7,880 per year, according to Child Care Aware of America, a child care resource and referral agency sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. What could you do with this money once your child enters kindergarten?