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Saturday, April 18, 2015


At a recent board meeting, the Board of School Trustees along with Dr. Ken Folks, Superintendent honored the Academic All-State Fall athletes. To receive this distinguished All-State award, an athlete must have played in 70% of games this season, have a minimum of a 3.40/4.0 or 9.1/12.0, and a minimum SAT of 1660 or a minimum ACT of 24. Congratulations to the following athletes:

Heritage High School:
Lucas Scheumann 3.7

Leo High School:
John Grush 10.1
Logan Leiter 10.9

New Haven High School:
Adam Hoffer 11.6 (Salutatorian)
Nate Kitzmiller 10.9
Andrew Kohrman 10.1
Todd Moeller 9.5
Spencer Perkins 10.5
Ryan Shaffer 9.9
Vance Shearer 9.5
Zachary Watson 12.1 (Valedictorian)

Woodlan High School:
Shawn Kitzmiller 11.4


POSTED: 04/17/15 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

POSTED: 04/17/15 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

From the New Haven Chamber of Commerce:

Everyone loves their pets and what better way to show them than by taking them to a grooming salon. New Haven has a new business that can pamper your pet call Pawsitively Purrfect Salon. Tammy Hinton the owner of Pawsitively Purrfect Salon wanted to make her salon an all inclusive experience. Your pet not only is awarded great grooming, but they can also get their picture taken and they can be treated to homemade gourmet goodies. Pawsitively Purrfect Salon even caters to your older pets. They have a grooming table that lowers so those pets that have trouble jumping up onto a grooming table can also be pampered with minimal effort.

On March 24th the New Haven Chamber of Commerce with Mayor McDonald held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Pawsitively Purrfect Salon. Although the day was cold and there was snow on the ground, everyone had a wonderful time.

So come to New Haven and check out our new Pawsitively Purrfect Salon and don’t forget to bring your pet. It is located at 446 Lincoln Highway, New Haven, Indiana, in the Isenbarger Plaza. You can call for inquiries or an appointment at 749-7257.

POSTED: 04/17/15 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News


Mayor Terry McDonald today announced that the City of New Haven will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Police Training Room located at 815 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide citizens with information about a proposed Owner Occupied Rehab Program, the New Haven Senior Homeowner Accessibility and Repair Program (S.H.A.R.P.).

The proposed S.H.A.R.P. Program would provide up to $20,000 for eligible home repairs to low income seniors and/or disabled individuals who own and occupy their homes that are located within city limits.

The City of New Haven will use information gathered at the public meeting to determine the feasibility of applying for funding from the State of Indiana’s Community Development Block Grant Program. This program is funded by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Funds are to be used for economic development, public facilities and housing developments. The City will make the request to the State of Indiana on or about July 31, 2015. If funds are awarded, they would be available in fall 2015.

Seniors (age 55 and older) and/or disabled homeowners should make every effort to attend this meeting if they are interested in home improvement grant assistance. Applicant pre-screenings for this program will be conducted immediately following the public hearing. Applicants are encouraged to bring a family member or trusted friend to the meeting as an advocate.

Local contractors operating in the New Haven area are encouraged to attend as well so they can sign up to be included on a bidders list to complete the work.

For more information, please contact Mayor Terry McDonald at 748-7070.

POSTED: 04/16/15 at 6:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

East Allen County School’s Autism Team is hosting the 2nd Annual Autism Resource and Information Fair at Park Hill Learning Center (1000 Prospect Ave. New Haven, IN) on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

There will be several booths staffed by companies that specialize in Autism products and/or specialized information.  There will be sensory displays on hand such as free pony rides, therapy dogs,  face painting and more! This event is open to the public!

POSTED: 04/16/15 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Saturday, April 25, 10am – 12pm
Moser Park Nature Center, 601 W. Main Street, New Haven, IN 46774

Garlic mustard is an invasive herb from Europe that can produce up to 7,900 seeds per year and suppresses the growth of native understory plants and fungi essential to forest nutrient intake. Join Moser Park Nature Center naturalists and nature center assistants as we remove garlic mustard from the edges of the Rivergreenway trail and other trails of Moser Park. We will meet at the Moser Park Nature Center, please wear long sleeves and pants, and bring your work gloves, boots and water bottle. This is a great opportunity to earn Master Naturalist hours!

Click this link to sign-up using Volunteer Match: OR contact the New Haven Parks & Rec. Office for more information (260) 749-2212.

Visit our Facebook Page for more program and volunteer information: or sign up for our monthly email newsletter at

POSTED: 04/15/15 at 7:09 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Plug-In To Nature Sundays at Moser Park Nature Center

Get outside and join the Naturalists at Moser Park Nature Center every Sunday this season to learn more about the environment and natural areas in New Haven. From 12 – 4pm there will be children’s crafts, science experiments, and environmental education rolled up into one great summer! At 2pm Plug-In to Nature every Sunday with our Naturalists and special guest speakers that will engage and inspire all ages.

Summer events:
Bird Hikes Tree Identification Hikes
Pond Discovery Wetland Adventures
Preserving natural areas Monarch madness
Water quality awareness Native plant and invasive species identification

These are rain or shine events so make sure you wear boots and a warm sweatshirt, bring the kids and your cameras too! Moser Park Nature Center, 601 W. Main, New Haven, IN 46774 (Building by the Moser Park pond, at the trailhead of the Rivergreenway.) Cost: Free, all ages event.

Visit our Facebook Page for program information: or sign up for our monthly email newsletter at

POSTED: 04/15/15 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Applications for free prekindergarten through On My Way Pre-K due April 30

On My Way Pre-K applications are due to Community Action of Northeast Indiana (CANI) by April 30 at 5:00 p.m. in order to qualify for free prekindergarten education. Awarded grants will cover free, high-quality, prekindergarten education through the On My Way Pre-K program.

Families must meet all the following eligibility criteria to apply:

•       The family must reside in Allen County.

•       The family must have an income below 127 percent of the federal poverty level.

•       The child will be four, but not yet five years old by Aug. 1, 2015.

•       The child will start kindergarten in Fall 2016.

•       Applications must be completed and submitted by April 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Once a child has received a grant, parents may choose from full-day or part-day programs at participating On My Way Pre- K programs. Programs can be either year-round or based on school year. An approved list of providers is available on Families can pick up an On My Way Pre-K Application at CANI’s Main Office, 227 E. Washington Blvd, at any Allen County Public Library or from the 2-1-1 Service Center. For information call CANI at (260) 423-3546.

On My Way Pre-K is the name of Indiana’s state-funded prekindergarten program, which was approved as a five-county pilot by the Indiana General Assembly in 2014. United Way of Allen County, Women United and PNC Bank have pledged matching funds to enable Allen County families to benefit from this program.

POSTED: 04/14/15 at 6:48 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Church Wide Rummage Sale to Support Missions. New Haven United Methodist Church 630 Lincoln Hwy. E.
Wednesday, May 20th $2.00 charge for Early Bird Sale 3-5pm Public sale: 5-8pm
Thursday, May 21st Public Sale: 8am-6pm Dollar Bag Sale 3-6pm
Coats $2.00. All other clothing $.50. Household items, decorations, books, misc.

POSTED: 04/13/15 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

New Haven Lions Club Frank Swartzwelder Memorial 15th Annual Golf Outing at Whispering Creek Golf Club in New Haven, Indiana

On May 30, 2015

Registration at 7:30 To 8:00, Shotgun Start at 8:00

Hole sponsor or Team Detail Please contact Don Cooper @ 260-615-5350;

Bob Hudson @ 260-438-1957

Donations of used Eyes Glasses Welcome for Lions Recycles for Sight

POSTED: 04/13/15 at 8:10 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News