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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New Haven has been challenged!  Mrs. Brower, the NHHS Library Media Specialist, has challenged all students, staff, and the New Haven community members to read 2 books this school year. ONLY TWO BOOKS!  In addition, NHHS is shooting to read 1 Million pages!  All books read from August 12, 2014 to April 30th, 2015 count.  Accept the challenge and log your books today! Report the books you’ve read to 260-446-0220. Now get reading!

POSTED: 10/22/14 at 7:28 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

EACS board hopes to see lower bids on fuel costs

Jamie Duffy | The Journal Gazette

East Allen County Schools board members were hopeful Tuesday that lower fuel prices could result in lower annual prices the school district will pay to run its buses and other vehicles.

“Is there a point if they go down really low that you can change that?” board member Terry Jo Lightfoot asked in reference to the fuel prices the school will lock in Nov. 3 after bids are accepted next Tuesday. The board approved a resolution allowing business manager Kirby Stahly to accept bids and formalize an agreement with the winning bidder.

Stahly indicated bids for the 2015 calendar year “would be locked into that price,” no matter what happens to the cost of oil later.

Still, Stahly believes that bid prices the district will receive next week will be lower than the maximum prices allowed for 2014, set at $3.10 for unleaded gasoline and $3.42 for biodiesel fuel used for the district’s buses. “Our anticipation is that our bids will be much better than that,” Stahly said.


POSTED: 10/22/14 at 6:57 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

FedEx Ground in New Haven is opening their new facility at 10905 Gateway Boulevard, New Haven, IN on October 25th. Mayor McDonald and Chamber President Charlie Hatten will be on hand to cut the ribbon (ribbon cutting will be a 1:00 p.m). There will be tours of the facility, food and beverages, and other activities on hand.

POSTED: 10/21/14 at 6:57 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

On Thursday October 30th The New Haven Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet & Greet the EACS Board Members. Come and hear what those individuals running for School Board positions have as their main platforms. The meeting will be held at the New Haven City Administration building at 815 Lincoln Hwy E in the Police Training Room. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Please RSVP the New Haven Chamber of Commerce at 749-4484 or

POSTED: 10/20/14 at 12:49 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

New Downtown RediMed in the Anthony Wayne Building

New Haven location ready for patients next week

In July, Lutheran Health Network announced that it would be adding two new RediMed urgent care clinics. The first opened its doors to patients in downtown Fort Wayne this morning.

The downtown RediMed, found on the first floor of the Anthony Wayne Building, 203 E. Berry St., includes three exam rooms and a procedure room. Radiology, lab services and lower acuity procedures will be available on-site. The downtown RediMed has led to the creation of 10 new healthcare jobs.

A second new RediMed is set to open Monday, Oct. 27, in New Haven. This location at Lutheran Health Plaza, 1302 Minnich Road, will offer urgent care and occupational medicine services. RediMed New Have has created seven full-time positions and one part-time position.

Both locations have the same hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., weekdays, on Saturdays and Sundays, the New Haven RediMed will be open between 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The downtown Fort Wayne RediMed will be open between 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Flu shots are available at all six RediMed urgent care clinics in northeastern Indiana.

Architecture and design services for multiple RediMed projects this year are being handled by MKM architecture + design. The general contractor is The Hagerman Group.

All RediMed clinics are staffed by physicians and mid-level providers and offer X-ray, laboratory and prescription services on-site with convenient locations and hours. Appointments are not necessary. Additional services to be offered at the clinics include fracture management, hydration management, foreign body removal and diabetes management.

Besides urgent care, RediMed provides occupational medicine through its Business Health Services arm of the organization. Business Health Services also assists employers and employees with worker compensation as well as wellness and preventative medicine.

For more information about RediMed, visit

POSTED: 10/20/14 at 9:45 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

From the 3Rivers FCU Blog

Decorate with Items You Have On Hand

You’d be surprised at just how many Halloween decorations you can make, quickly and cheaply, with items that are already lying around your home. Make a giant yard spider out of black garbage bags, cobwebs from cotton balls, tombstones from cardboard. Simply lighting a candle can add a perfect eerie glow and pouring your seasonal orange and yellow packaged candies (or M&Ms, candy corn, or jelly beans) into glass containers will add a pop of Halloween to your home. 

Make Pumpkin Purchases Last Minute

Waiting until the last few days before Halloween to purchase your pumpkins might mean you’ll deal with some slim-pickings, but it’ll also save you several dollars. Plus, you won’t have the issue of the pumpkins going bad before Halloween rolls around. Check out your standard grocery and retail stores a day or two before the holiday for some majorly slashed prices. 

Craft Your Own Costumes

The average cost of a Halloween costume nowadays rings in at a whopping $30. Multiply that by a family of four and you’re out $120 for outfits you’ll likely only wear once or twice. Designing your own costume might cost you a little more time, but imagine what you can do with those savings! Dig through your own closets, borrow from friends and family, and visit the thrift shop to create a one-of-a-kind ensemble. | Related: 101 Halloween Costumes to DIY on the Cheap

Enjoy a Night In

If you’re strapped for cash or simply trying to save up this season, then visits to the haunted attractions in your area – which often average $10-15 a ticket – might not be the best way to spend your money. Instead, host a scary night at home. Make it fun! Set the mood by keeping the lights off all night, using only flashlights to move about. Create a playlist of spooky tunes, rent or stream a scary movie or two, whip up some Halloween-inspired recipes, and read a couple of ghost stories aloud. 

Buy Candy in Bulk

Your best bet for saving on candy is to buy in bulk at warehouse retailers – like Costco, GFS, or Sam’s Club. Opt for hard candies rather than chocolates, as they will always run quite a bit cheaper. If a warehouse retailer isn’t an option for you, then check out dollar stores – many will offer name brand sweets at a lower price. If you’re okay with procrastinating, wait until the day before, or the day of, Halloween – as retailers begin marking down their current holiday merchandise to start switching it out for the next. And as always, don’t forget coupons! | Related: Save Money on Halloween Candy

Find Free Events

Most communities offer free Halloween-themed events during the month of October – especially for the kiddos. Find out what’s happening in your area and take advantage of frightfully cheap fun. | Related: Fall Events in and Around Fort Wayne

Visit Dollar + Thrift Stores

Skip shopping at major retailers for things like decorations and add-ons to costumes as they tend to mark-up these items during the month of October. Dollar stores and thrift shops should be your first stop. Even better, stock up at their 50% off sales! 

Go Online

The Internet is your best friend for things like free Halloween music, free pumpkin carving patterns, free Halloween activities for kids, and free party invitations.

Throw a Potluck Party

If you plan on throwing a hair-raising Halloween bash, don’t go broke buying food and drink. Let your guests know that you’ll be preparing a main dish and a few munchies and ask them to bring along a side, a drink, or a treat.

Prepare for Next Halloween on the Cheap

Once all of the ghoulish games and fearsome fun have come to an end, use some of the money you’ve saved with these tips to purchase high-quality, long-lasting Halloween decorations once they’re marked down. Most retailers slash prices by 50-90% in the days and weeks following Halloween. You can also stock up on discounted candy and costumes to use and gift for the upcoming holidays! 

POSTED: 10/20/14 at 9:22 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News


POSTED: 10/18/14 at 11:56 am. FILED UNDER: News

The New Haven Police Department currently has an opening for seasonal, part-time positions of School Crossing Guard Substitute.
 Part-time School Crossing Guard $11.42/hr.
 Morning 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
 Afternoon 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 Lincoln Hwy. & High Street
 Powers & Rufus Street
 Berwick Lane & Tartan Lane
 Green Road & Park Blvd.
 St. Johns & High Street
 SR 930 & Werling Road
 Woodmere & Kirkmore (Meadowbrook)
 Green Road & Park Blvd.
Provide for the safe movement of children to and from school when crossing public roadways and intersections by observing gaps in the traffic and leading the children across the roadway or intersection. Crossing guards are not to engage in traffic direction or control.
Employment Applications are available at the New Haven Police Department located at: 815 Lincoln Hwy. E., New Haven, IN 46774
Completed resume of qualifications and employment application should be submitted to the Chief of Police no later than Friday, November 14, 2014.

POSTED: 10/17/14 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News

The New Haven-Adams Twp. basketball league teaches fundamentals like ball handling, passing, dribbling, and sportsmanship for both boys and girls. All leagues will have one practice a week on either a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evening between 6:00pm-9:00pm and a Saturday game between 8:00am and 3:00pm. Practices and games are held at Park Hill gym. Coaches will notify players of specific team information and play times no later than October 31st.

Program highlights and specifics include:
• Participation in a MAD ANTS instructional workshop.
• The Advanced league will get the opportunity to participate in the Mad Ants “Court of Dreams” program. (tentative)
• Practice begins the week of November 4th.
• Games begin Saturday, November 15th. (No games Nov. 29th)
• The last scheduled game will be January 31st, 2015.
• Program follows EACS schedule – No program during EACS recess.
• Skill evaluation for the Instructional & Advanced league is scheduled for October 20th. Drop in for 15 minutes between 6:00pm-8:00pm at Park Hill. Program Location: Park Hill Gymnasium, 1000 Prospect Ave., New Haven Ages & Cost: Leagues are broken down by grade-
• Beginner – Kindergarten & 1st – $60.00
• Instructional – 2nd & 3rd – $60.00
• Advanced league* with officials- 4th, 5th & 6th – $75.00*
*If there are enough participants we will have separate leagues for boys and girls for the advanced age group. **There is a multiple child discount of $10 for each additional child registered after the first participant. Registration deadline: October 17th at 4pm. Any registrations accepted after will be charged a $10 late registration fee. Online registration is available at ($2 convenience fee is assessed for this method of payment.)

COACHES are NEEDED for the league to be successful! League is coached by volunteers. Total number of registrations accepted depends on number of coaches. All volunteers will be asked to attend a coach’s meeting the week prior to the beginning of the program. Coaches will receive a coach’s shirt.  CLICK HERE FOR FORM AND MORE INFORMATION.

POSTED: 10/14/14 at 10:58 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Second graders at Central Lutheran School are raising money to purchase Portals of Prayer books to be distributed as part of their Care Ministry project.  With their teachers Mrs. Anne Hess and Mrs. Mary Potter, students are bringing in their spare change and watching their donations grow.

POSTED: 10/14/14 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Schools