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Monday, January 26, 2015

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: There will be a Blood Drive in the Fellowship Hall of the New Haven United Methodist Church on Monday, February 9, from 3:00-7:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767, or go on line to redcross, sponsor code umcnewh. You may also drop in during donation hours.

POSTED: 01/25/15 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

Saturday was the ribbon cutting at New Haven’s newest attraction.  The Winner’s Circle Brew Pub is now open in the Lutheran Medical Plaza at the corner of State Road 930 and Minnich Road.  The newly remodeled 8000+ square foot facility hosts a full bar featuring local craft brews, a full food menu, and Off Track Betting on horses.  The Winner’s Circle is owned and operated by Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Indiana.  They will be open Sunday through Thursday – 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.   Here’s a link to their website:

Photos by Craig Dellinger… click here for his website



POSTED: 01/25/15 at 8:30 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News

Central Lutheran School will be celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW) on January 26-30.  This is an opportunity for Lutheran Schools throughout the country to celebrate the good work that God is doing in their schools.  The theme for the week is “Standing in Christ, Serving Others.”  CLS has the opportunity to serve others during NLSW by helping an organization called Phil’s Friends.  Phil’s Friends provides support and comfort to people fighting cancer.  CLS will be collecting items that go into care packages that Phil’s Friends sends out to cancer patients.  Students will also be making fleece tied blankets and cards to send to those receiving the care packages. Students will also celebrate the week with special dress days and various activities throughout the week.  The week will culminate with the infamous 8th Grade vs. Faculty/Staff Volleyball Game.  We encourage anyone who would like to learn more about Central Lutheran School to contact us at any time through our website:

POSTED: 01/24/15 at 1:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Local running club Team Bird Elite took couple weeks off between end of Cross Country Nationals December  to Indoor Track Season January 3rd.  TBE kicked off the indoor season at Trine University with several local runners setting some best efforts right off the start:  Paige Boatright ran 3200 in 12:01, Haley Newman 12:26 previous year she ran 13:36 at the same event.  Paige’s time exceeds her high schools best in history.  Other ladies in the middle school divisions; Carmen Yoder 5:53, Marisa Eberle 6:06, Jamie Zeigler 6:11 for 1600 meters.   Megan Kage pole vaulted 9 feet to take second place at the meet, don’t be surprise to see Megan make the trip to the state meet this year.   The men had several good starts; Bailey Yoder, Mike Meyers did the 3200 meters, Josh Hiatt took on the 1600, along with Grant Atkinson.  Brayan Pizano ran 200, 400 and Long Jump, along with freshman Jordan Lahr.

Team Bird Elite ran at IPFW Meet this past weekend with another great performances by many; We were able to have a couple of relays Distance Medley (1200, 400, 800, 1600)  placing second for the ladies 14:14.69 (Paige 1200 4:08, Carmen 400 1:09, Hayley 800 2:44, Marisa 1600 6:15),  Paige set her personal record (PR) in the 1600 5:38.6, Hayley just 3 seconds off doing the same in 5:54.2.  MS runner Jamie Ziegler ran a 6:01.1 again just missing her PR by less than 2 seconds.  In the 800 meter run MS Carmen Yoder ran 2:41.8, Marisa Eberle 2:52.0.  Other ladies included Megan Coffin 5 feet in High Jump and 29.6 in the 200 meter dash.

The men also placed 2nd in the Distance Medley Relay 12:14.3 (Bailey 1200 3:50, Brayan 400 0:57, Jordan 800 2:17, Josh 1600 5:09) Mikeal Griggs cleared 5 feet 10 inch in the High Jump to finish 3rd, and his 60 meter hurdles 9.44 for 4th place as well.  The 1600 race feature Bailey Yoder 5:19, Jordan Lahr 5:25, Brayan Pizano 5:26, Mike Meyer 5:36.  Mike Meyer turn his best record in the 800 2:33. Josh Hiatt also ran the 3200 finish 6th in 11:05.9 with his PR being 10:53, so very good start for the men as well.  TBE contested the Long Jump with Brayan taken 4th with a leap of 17 feet, and Jordan 6th place 15 feet 9 inches.

The club travels for the distance group to Purdue University this coming weekend to compete in the USATF Midwest Zone qualifier for Nationals.  January 31st we are back at Trine University for a full team competition.  TBE Club is open to any ages 8 to 18 for any events

POSTED: 01/22/15 at 7:47 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

This video was created to introduce potential incoming freshmen to New Haven High School. While this video doesn’t cover everything they do at NHHS, it will give you a sneak peak into our school.



POSTED: 01/22/15 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools




POSTED: 01/21/15 at 8:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

On January 30 at halftime of the New Haven Boys’ varsity basketball game versus Columbia City, New Haven High School will induct it’s 2015 inductees.

This year’s class includes:

Kay Yoder, long-time New Haven teacher and pioneer of women’s athletics at New Haven High School.  In the early years of IHSAA competition, Yoder successfully coached women’s volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis and gymnastics for the Lady Bulldogs, In addition, Yoder enjoyed a 20 year career as a licensed IHSAA official,  that included numerous awards, working the state finals and being named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as an official.

Ed Steger, class of 1982. Individual record holder of most New Haven rushing and scoring records until eclipsed by Cory Jacquay twenty years later, Steger helped to lead the Bulldogs to an undefeated regular season, two NEIAC football championships. Steger was also chosen to play in the North-South All-Star game went on to play two years at Ball State before injuries curtailed his career.

Zach Dommer, class of 2003. No athlete in New Haven history has come close to the 16 varsity letters earned by Dommer who successfully competed and lettered four years each in football, track and the rare combination of wrestling and basketball. Dommer was recognized by the state of Indiana as the only student on record to have lettered four consecutive years in both wrestling and basketball and gained All-Conference honors in both sports. In addition, Dommer would also gain All-State honors in football, wrestling and track in his storied career at New Haven.

POSTED: 01/20/15 at 10:30 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

The New Haven Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of New Haven will be holding the 2015 State of the City Address on Monday, March 16, 2015. Mayor Terry McDonald will share with the audience a recap of 2014 and what is in store for New Haven in the upcoming year. Also, a dinner will be served for all to enjoy, supplied by The Orchid Reception Hall where the event will take place. The cost of the event is $25.00 per person, or $175.00 for a table of eight and will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For information on how you can reserve your spot at this dinner, call the Chamber office at 749-4484 or email

POSTED: 01/20/15 at 6:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

New Haven K-9 Awarded Bullet and Stab Protective Vest

The New Haven Police Department K-9 (Henry) has been awarded a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to the efforts of Vested Interest in K9s, Inc, a Massachusetts based non profit organization and Dartmouth Dental of Dartmouth and New Bedford, MA.  A donation made to the charity of $2000.00 for the “Helping Paws for K9’s” event that was hosted by each of the Dartmouth Dental practices over the holidays made the gift possible for two K9’s.  Recipients are: K9 Henry from the New Haven Police Department, IN and Hoki from the North Berwick Police Department, ME.

K9 Henry has been on the New Haven Police Department for almost two years and works with his handler Officer Jon Wenzel.   Henry is certified as a patrol K9 and is also certified in narcotics detection.   It is a great honor that Officer Wenzel and his partner were awarded this potentially life saving equipment.

POSTED: 01/16/15 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 01/13/15 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools