Luecke Receives 6th Annual Langenberg Family Scholarship

New Haven, Mo. - Ben Luecke was the recipient of the 6th annual Howard Langenberg Family Scholarship at the 2013 commencement exercises at New Haven High School.  Ben is the son of David and LuAnn Luecke of New Haven.

The Langenberg family set up the scholarship fund to give the students at New Haven High school the opportunity to continue their education at a community college, college or university that leads to an academic degree.  The scholarship is worth $5000 and is payable over a four year period. 

Hard Work Pays Off - Rachele Maczuk Featured In REALTOR® Magazine

Rachele Maczuk pictured next to REALTOR® Magazine's current edition, featuring Maczuk among this year's 30 under 30.

New Haven, Mo. - Broker/Salesperson Rachele Maczuk with Re/Max Today has been chosen as one of 30 realtors under 30 years-old from Canada and the U.S., featured in the recent edition of nationally published REALTOR® Magazine.

Thursday evening colleagues, family, and friends celebrated this huge milestone in Maczuk’s career.  While appreciative for the overwhelming support from her colleagues, Maczuk is quick to contribute her success to numerous individuals saying, “This award is really an example of the great people I work with as well as the values with which I was raised.”

Pecaut Receives Scheer Memorial Scholarship

Photo by Kaylin Bade

New Haven High School Counselor Doug Peirick presents Kelsey Pecaut with the Scheer Memorial Scholarship during Friday's Graduation Ceremony.

New Haven, Mo. - New Haven High School senior Kelsey Pecaut is this year's recipient of New Haven High School’s oldest privately endowed scholarship:  the Scheer Memorial Scholarship.

Kelsey, the daughter of Darin and RaeJean Pecaut, received the scholarship worth $5,000 at the school's 107th annual commencement exercise last Friday night.

Parsons Receives William N. Kelly Family Scholarship

Wyatt  Parsons, has been honored as New Haven High School’s ninth recipient of the William N. Kelley Family Scholarship from the Class of 2013.

The “William N. Kelley Family Scholarship for Science & Engineering Scholarship” was established by the William N. Kelley family, Mary, Bill, Bill, Jr., and Tim, to show their appreciation for the educational opportunities offered by the New Haven School District and to encourage the future of science and engineering in America.  Only students planning on majors in engineering, science, or teaching science or math, are eligible to apply.

What Does Dow 15,000 Mean to You

By Jim Stiles

This month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a milestone, when, for the first time, it closed above 15,000.  Of course, 15,000 is a nice, round number, and it sounds pretty big — but what does it mean to you, as an individual investor? Is it cause for celebration — or is it more of a “caution” flag?

There’s no one simple answer to these questions. Since March 2009 — the low point of the market following the 2008 financial crisis — the “Dow” has risen about 130 percent. And while the Dow is just one index, it’s nonetheless an important measure of the market’s performance — which means that you were likely glad to see the 15,000 mark eclipsed and you’d be happy if the numbers just kept rising.

Danny Scott Drive - Charles Cook Plaza

By Kyle Quick

Have you ever wondered why Danny Scott Drive or Charles Cook Plaza were given these names? I have often wondered this myself.  During a casual conversation with Police Chief John Sheible I learned why these names were chosen.

PFC Danny Scott and PFC Charles Cook are two local American Heroes killed while serving in Vietnam. Today they rest peacefully in the New Haven Cemetery alongside Sheible’s uncle, TSGT A. Wayne Langendoerfer who was killed during WWII.

Gov. Nixon's request for disaster assistance for residents and businesses granted by SBA

Photo by Kyle Quick

JEFFERSON CITY - In response to a May 17 request from Gov. Jay Nixon, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is making low-interest disaster loans available to residents and business owners in Jefferson County. 

The declaration also makes assistance available in the contiguous counties of Franklin, Ste. Genevieve, St. Francois, St. Louis and Washington that were affected by the severe storms that occurred in Missouri from April 16-26.

American Legion Post 366 Pays Tribute With Memorial Day Serivce

New Haven, Mo. - Earlier this afternoon a Memorial Day service was held at the American Legion Post 366 in remembrance of past members who have died over the years as well as recognizing those who have served.

The true meaning of Memorial Day is often over shadowed and sometimes forgotten with excitement centered around camping trips, BBQ’s, or exciting “Memorial Day Super Sales.”  There is no shame in enjoying the three-day weekend, but make sure to enjoy it and not forget the deeper meaning of this holiday, freedom and remembrance.

Parsons Entertains With Valedictorian Speech

By Kaylin Bade

New Haven, Mo. - The one-hundred and seventh annual New Haven High School Graduation was filled with excitement, laughter, and the occasional tear as the senior class of 2013 said their goodbyes.  Class members were active in the ceremony beginning with Clara Albers, the Class President, opening the event with a prayer, followed by Ben Luecke with the Pledge of Allegiance.  

Kelsey Pecaut was named Salutatorian and presented a speech emphasizing the skills learned in high school; not so much how to do algebra or how to properly diagram a sentence, but rather the life skills she and her fellow classmates will utilize in their college careers and in life.

OBITUARY: NEW HAVEN: Andy Lagemann (January 26, 1977 - May 23, 2013)

Andy Lagemann, 36, of Marthasville, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Lagemann was born in Waverly, Missouri on January 26, 1977, the son of Thomas Joseph and Judith Anne (Adams) Lagemann.

He was the husband of Katrina (Voylas) Lagemann. They were married April 16, 2011 at Washington, Missouri.

Andy really enjoyed OU football, canoeing, which was one of his favorite things to do and he loved spending time with his family and friends.