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Saturday, August 29, 2015


POSTED: 08/26/15 at 9:43 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

(WANE) An Allen County judge sentenced a former math teacher at New Haven High School Wednesday morning to four years in prison for having a sexual relationship with a student while he was still employed there.

Troy Guenin agreed to plead guilty to felony child seduction and felony dissemination of matter harmful to minors back in July. In return, prosecutors agreed to drop additional felony charges. As part of the sentence, Guenin will be placed on probation for three years after his prison sentence is served.


POSTED: 08/26/15 at 4:19 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The New Haven Bulldog Cross Country teams continued their winning ways by both teams bring home the 2015 Bellmont Invitational.  On the boys’s side, Deric Laurent won the individual championship in 16:51, setting a new course record.  Josh Hiatt came in 4th place in 17:30.  Right behind him was Brayan Pizano in 5th place in 17:34.  Kyle Charles and Jordan Lahr finished in 14th and 15th place respectively.  Cyrus Felger was the team’s 6th runner in 20th place and Grant Atkinson was 7th for the team in 36th place.

Team scores – Boys
1 – New Haven 39
2 – Leo 66
3 – Bluffton 88
4 – Bellmont 89
5 – Adams Central 90
6 – Wayne 178
7 – Heritage 182
8 – North Side 194
9 – Jay County 236

For the second meet in a row the Lady Bulldogs’ Cross Country team bring home a team championship.  However, this time the team ran away with the title, placing all 6 girls in the top 20.  Paige Boatright also the won her second individual championship of the season in 19:50, setting a new course record.  Hayley Newman placed 3rd in 20:19.  Carmen Yoder finished next for the team in 8th place in 21:13. Ariel Stier finished in 10th place in 21:55.  Bri Dishong was the team’s 5th runner in 12th place in 22:10.  Ally Holcomb finished in 19th place in 23:35.

Team Scores – Girls
1 – New Haven 31
2 – Leo 99
3 – Adams Central 100
4 – North Side 106
5 – Bellmont 124
6 – Jay County 128
7 – Bluffton 141
8 – Heritage 160
9 – Wayne Inc.

POSTED: 08/26/15 at 7:05 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

LANE RESTRICTION… Moeller Road, Beginning Wednesday, August 26th Moeller Road, in New Haven, Indiana will be restricted to two lanes of traffic from Green Road to Norland Avenue. The restriction will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will be in effect until Thursday, August 27th at 5:00 p.m. This restriction is for installation of a new sanitary sewer line. Proceed through the area with caution.
**No Detour will be posted**

Railroad Crossing Closing Notice… Hartzell Road in New Haven will be closed at the southern railroad crossing for Norfolk and Southern to rebuild this crossing. This closure is scheduled to begin Friday, August 28, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. and will end Friday, September 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

LANE RESTRICTION… Lincoln Highway, Beginning Thursday, August 27 restricted from High Street to Short Street (The Westbound lanes will be closed). The restriction will begin at 6:00 a.m. and will be in effect until 4:00 p.m. Proceed through the area with caution              **No Detour will be posted**

POSTED: 08/24/15 at 4:20 pm. FILED UNDER: News

The staff and management would like to thank everyone that attended Jury Pool in 2015 for helping them break 39,000 visitors this season.

They hope everyone has a great fall and winter and they look forward to seeing you back Memorial Day Weekend 2016.

POSTED: 08/24/15 at 11:01 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

(WANE) An admittedly mentally ill man pleaded guilty Thursday morning to killing and maiming a 30-year-old New Haven woman and leaving her body in a cemetery in October.

At an arranged pre-trial hearing inside Allen Superior Court, Quinn Albers, 21, of Fort Wayne agreed to a plea deal that finds him guilty of murder and felony abuse of a corpse, related to the October death of Katherine Gick inside the Catholic Cemetery at 3500 Lake Avenue.

Mug shot of Quinn J. Albers courtesy the Allen County Sheriff's Department. (Mug shot of Quinn J. Albers courtesy the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.)

The deal with prosecutors calls for Albers to serve maximum time – 65 years for the murder count and 2 1/2 yrs for abusing Gick’s corpse, each to be served consecutively. A judge has to accept the agreement.

Gick’s body was found on the afternoon of Oct. 20 at the Catholic Cemetery, naked with obvious signs of trauma to her head and neck, according to the probable cause affidavit. There were items on top of her body that had been set on fire, as well as burns to her torso, pelvic area and arms.


POSTED: 08/23/15 at 11:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

17th Annual New Haven Food Bank Golf Outing

(Supported by the East Allen Co. Chapter of Thrivent Financial #30846)

Great Golfing Fun for a Great Cause

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Registration @ 7:30 AM ** Shot-gun Start @ 8:00 AM **Whispering Creek Golf

Club, 216 N. Rufus Street, New Haven, IN – 260-749-5025

Four Person Florida Scramble – $60 per Person -   Includes 18 Holes of Golf, Half of  Cart, Prizes, Beverages, & Lunch  -   PRIZES for:  Top Teams (Men’s and Mixed Couples – 2 men/2women), Closest to Pin & Longest Drives Plus Door Prizes –

Winning teams qualify for Champions Cup tourney


Send entry form & $60 per person entry fee by September 12th.

To:  Neal Wissman, 7210 Brackenwood Court, Fort Wayne, IN 46835


Contact Neal Wissman with questions 486-3529

******************************ENTRY FORM ************************************

2014 New Haven Food Bank Golf Outing – Whispering Creek GC – September 13, 2015

Early entry deadline – 36 foursomes maximum – Sunday. Sept 13th , 2015

Mail Entry to :  Neal Wissman, 7210 Brackenwood Court, Ft Wayne, IN 46835

Make checks payable to Emanuel Lutheran Church

(Rally Bags at $40 per Team for:   2 mulligans per person, Tee-Box Advantage)

TEAM CAPTAIN:  _________________________________           Phone No:       ____ ______________________________

Golfer # 2:    _____________________________________           Address:         ___________________________________

Golfer # 3:  _____________________________________                                     ___________________________________

Golfer # 4:  _____________________________________                                     ___________________________________

POSTED: 08/23/15 at 10:55 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

POSTED: 08/21/15 at 9:08 pm. FILED UNDER: News


POSTED: 08/21/15 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

New Haven Selected as Host City for the APCA 2015 National Canine Conference

The City of New Haven and New Haven Police Department Canine Unit are proud to announce that the American Police Canine Association (APCA) has selected the City of New Haven, Indiana to host its 2015 National Conference. This National Conference
will be held in New Haven, Indiana the week of September 20-25, 2015 and will host up to 125 canine teams throughout the United States and Canada. It promises to offer exceptional training with top caliber instructors, speakers, tactical training, problem solving and certifications. Additionally, this educational conference will also include nationally known keynote speaker Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke (frequently hosted on Fox News), as well as trainers throughout the nation, conference attendees and elected officials – some for the very first time. This will be the first time for the City of New Haven, Indiana to host this event. By serving as the host city for this conference, law enforcement officers and their canines will be able to attend training events for problem solving, obtain legal updates, and acquire new techniques in various phases of police work and dog use.
During the Canine Conference, a Public Canine Demonstration event will be held at New Haven High School on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. This is also Homecoming week for New Haven. The Powder puff football game will be held at 7:30 p.m. directly after the Canine Demonstration. After opening ceremonies, the demonstrations will begin with a police helicopter that will land on the field with a police canine deployed to demonstrate a take down. Principal Greg Mohler has been brave enough to volunteer to participate in the first demonstration… Also WHNH 101.3fm morning guy, Kenny Barr, will be using his speed and wisdom to outrun a canine officer in pursuit. Fans will want to stay and watch additional canine officer demonstrations such as “Who’s Faster – Football Player or Canine!” These are just a few highlights that will demonstrate the diversity of training and ability of our canine police officers.
Event: Public Canine Demonstration, Date: Wednesday, September 23rd… Cost: FREE to Public
4:30 p.m. Gates Open, 4:50 p.m. Opening Ceremony, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Public Canine Demonstration Event, 7:00-7:30 p.m. Meet & Greet Canine Service Dogs, 7:30 p.m. NHHS Powder Puff Football Game

Thank you to the generosity of over 40 sponsors, this evening promises to be filled with fun and entertainment while giving the public a chance to see what the canine officers are able to do through their extensive training. Mark your calendars and plan to join us on Wednesday, September 23rd. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. You won’t want to miss seeing these canine units from across the nation showcase their expertise.

Mayor Terry McDonald said, “It is a privilege to have our city host law enforcement teams from across the nation. New Haven is very proud of its Police Department and canine program. The Canine Program began in 1981 and our canine officers continually strive to enhance the use of police work dogs by law enforcement agencies through continued education in the form of local, state and national workshops in order to provide a safer city for residents.” Executive Assistant and Event Coordinator Deb-Anne Smith added, “We have been working on planning this event since September of 2013 and have a packed conference planned for the week of September 20-25th. We are excited to host law enforcement teams from across the nation. We also look forward to host keynote nationally known speaker Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke who will serve as our keynote speaker at the Awards Banquet. Sheriff Clarke will also help present a $5,000.00 check to a canine unit attending the conference.” Smith also said, “The public should plan to attend the Public Demonstration Night at New Haven High School on Wednesday, September 23rd beginning at 5:00 p.m. You won’t want to miss seeing these canine units from across the nation showcase their expertise. It’s impressive.” New Haven Police Sergeant Brent Bolinger said, “Law enforcement officers and their canines will be able to attend training events throughout the area for problem solving, obtain legal updates, and acquire new techniques in various phases of police work and dog use. We plan to give canine handlers comprehensive training including, tracking, aggression control, narcotics searches, building and area searches, water deployments, helicopter deployments and tactical training.” Bolinger added, “The purpose of this unique training is to bring top quality instructors to New Haven and offer advanced training methods to all conference attendees.” Police Chief Henry McKinnon said, “Quality training is a key element in law enforcement. Because of the complexity of policing, and the many aspects of it, the more education and training an officer has, the lower the risk that an officer will bring down civil or criminal liability upon himself or his police agency. The importance of training and education in the professionalization of law enforcement is vital in keeping residents safe in their communities.” New Haven Council Member and local business owner, Craig Dellinger said, “Joint relationships with other organizations and sponsors have enabled us to form successful partnerships together for one common goal – enhancing tactical policies, skills, capabilities and practices as law enforcement officers continue to serve the needs of the community.”

For more information, contact Conference Event Coordinator Deb-Anne Smith at the New Haven Mayor’s Office at 748-7072.
Thanks to Our Event Sponsors •1st Source Bank •A-1 Concrete •AAA Auction •Allen County Sheriff •Allied Mechanical •Almet, Inc. •American Heritage Trails •Andy’s Knockout Chicken •Auburn Gear, Inc. •B.F. Goodrich •Bad Dad •Brateman Bros. •Buffalo Wild Wings •Casa D’Angelo •Continental Diamond Tool •Custom Truck Detailing •Do it Best Corp. •Dominos •Eagle Contracting •Enterprise Car Rental •Fed Ex Ground •Frontier Communications •Graphics Output •IAB Financial Bank •Indiana Michigan Power •Indianapolis Colts •KT Guns •Lincoln Financial Group •Mancinos •Murphy Insurance •NAPA •NIPSCO •New Haven Chamber •New Haven Mayor’s Office •New Haven Pet Hospital •New Haven Print & Copy •Next Phase Graphics •Parkview Health •Pawsitively Purrfect •Pepsico •Pizza Hut •Pond Computers •Purina •Rack n’ Helens •Steel Dynamics, Inc. •Valvoline •Vera Bradley •Walmart •WANE TV – Channel 15 •Wessler Engineering •Winner’s Circle OTB •WHNH 101.3fm

POSTED: 08/20/15 at 10:35 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News