New Haven Chamber of Commerce is continuing their Lunch-N-Learn Series 2014 and you are invited. On Tuesday, October 14, 2014 join us to hear about Fire/Safety Training for your business. The program will be presented at noon by Kevin Scherer from the Koorsen Fire & Security. The program will end at 1:00 p.m.
Koorsen Fire & Security offers total protection from one source. They are a family-owned operation that has kept homes and businesses safe for more than 65 years. Koorsen Fire & Security creates complete life safety solutions for each home and business they serve, from the smallest shop to the largest campus; we service and maintain those solutions to ensure their effectiveness; and we employ specialized teams of highly trained technicians who bring extensive knowledge and experience to every project.
A lunch will be served free of charge. In order to make sure we have enough for everyone, please RSVP by October 8th firstname.lastname@example.org. or to the New Haven Chamber of Commerce at 749-4484 or
For past four years, first graders at Central Lutheran School have participated in a letter exchange with other schools from around the country. They decorate a letter, mail it to the other schools, and wait for other letters to arrive. As a special ending, local mail carrier Angie Moeller brings her mail truck to the school to talk to the students about the mailing process, let them place their envelopes in the trunk, and allow them to honk the horn!
Tox-Away Day is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the former Navistar Tech Center parking lot, 2911 Meyer Road.
Hosted by the Allen County Solid Waste Management District, the event is open to county residents only. Registration forms will be available on-site at the event or may be downloaded and printed ahead of time at acwastewatcher.org. Minimal fees apply.
Materials that will be accepted include: toxic household cleaners, health and beauty products, batteries, lawn chemicals, pool chemicals, oil-based paints, paint thinners, automotive products, mercury items, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, etc.
Materials not accepted include latex paint, explosives, radioactive material, steel drums, infectious waste, tires, and steel drums. (Latex paint can be air dried and thrown in the garbage).
Bring products in their original containers. Do not mix products or remove labels. For more information for small businesses and non-profits interested in participating, call 449-7878 or visit acwastewatcher.org.
Against Wayne HS
1st set 25 17 New Haven
2nd set 25 23 New Haven
3rd set 25 16 New Haven
PHOTOS BY DON SPRINGER… click on photo to enlarge, right click to save
On Saturday, the boys’ cross country team finished 3rd out of 24 teams at the Columbus Grove Invitational. Deric Laurent led the team with a 2nd place finish in 16:12.5. Next for the team was Josh Hiatt in 10th place in 17:13.8. Other finishers for the team were Brayan Pizano (14th), Jordan Lahr (36th), Michael Meyer (63rd), and Grant Atkinson (64th).
In the boy’s JV the team finished 9th. Bailey Yoder won the reserve race in 17:38. Also placing for the JV team were Kyle Charles (8th), Caleb Felger (24th), Jonathan Boatright (96th), and Kaleb Myers (123rd).
In the girls’ race, New Haven finished 2nd out of 24 teams. Hayley Newman and Paige Boatright led the team with a 9th and 10th place finishes respectively. Also placing for the team were Brooke Feipel (27th), Kaylee Covella (28th), Ally Holcomb (47th), Ariel Stier (55th), and Bri Dishong (86th).
Bishop Dwenger 44, Concordia 13
Bishop Luers 58, Northrop 7
North Side 49, Delta 26
Snider 49, South Side 0
Wayne 53, Kokomo 47
Bellmont 44, South Adams 6
Columbia City 43, Whitko 20
Warsaw 25, East Noble 24
DeKalb 26, Garrett 20
Heritage 31, Norwell 21
Homestead at Valparaiso, 7:30 p.m.
Carroll 10, Huntington North 0
New Haven 48, Lakeland 8
Bluffton 28, Manchester 21
Eastside 26, Adams Central 7
Leo 38, Angola 0
Woodlan 40, Prairie Heights 6
LaVille 14, Central Noble 0
Lewis Cass 16, Churubusco 7
Southern Wells 49, Fremont 7
Bremen 35, Tippecanoe Valley 19
Wawasee 48, West Noble 6
I-469 victim, 51, grew up in area, loved cabinetry
A New Haven man and a Fort Wayne woman were identified as two people who died in separate crashes Wednesday in Allen County.
Rick Richhart, 51, of New Haven, was headed east on Parent Road about 2:30 p.m. when his truck crashed through a guardrail at the end of the rural road, went up an embankment and flipped onto Interstate 469, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office and sheriff’s department.
The coroner’s office said the cause of death was blunt force trauma and ruled it accidental.
Richhart, a New Haven native, grew up in the area where he died, his wife of 12 years, Cindy Richhart, said Thursday night.
“I just talked with his brother tonight, and he said they used to drive that way all the time,” she said.
She and Richhart’s family wonder if a doctor’s appointment before the crash could have distracted him while he drove.
“He was in shock with what the doctor said, and I think he kind of zoned (out),” Cindy Richhart said, adding that her husband called her cellphone that afternoon, but she missed the call because she was at work.