POSTED: 06/20/18 at 11:25 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

Beginning Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Aberdeen Lane between Highland Terrace and Scots Lane in New Haven, Indiana will be restricted. The restriction will be in effect until Wednesday, July 11, 2018.

**All dates subject to change due to the weather**

**No Detour will be posted**

POSTED: 06/20/18 at 11:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Beginning immediately, Kirklynn Drive, in New Haven, Indiana will be closed. This closure will be from Moeller Road to Greenmoor Drive. The closure will be in effect until Tuesday, July 17, 2018. This closure is for work on the Community Crossings Project.

**No Detour will be posted**

POSTED: 06/20/18 at 11:15 am. FILED UNDER: News

Corporate 5K sponsored by Parkview Health – June 28

Whether you’re bringing out your family for a fun evening or you’re an advanced runner, when you walk/run under a corporation, you are supporting corporate wellness and showcasing to other surrounding corporations how much co-workers are engaged in their well-being.
The walk/run event is open to everyone, so co-workers are encouraged to invite their families and friends to register under a corporation! Enjoy entertainment – music, food trucks, photo station, and prizes following the 5k and come take part in Fort Wayne’s largest office party! For more information about the Corporate 5K, go to
Questions can be directed to

Who: Everyone

What: Corporate 5K sponsored by Parkview Health… Other sponsors include Parkview Heart Institute, Fleet Feet, and Fort Wayne

When: Thursday, June 28, 6:30 p.m. Participants are asked to be ready by 6:15 p.m.

Where: Plex North, 1807 E. California Rd., Fort Wayne

Cost: Now through June 3, $32 per participant ages 13 and older, and $34 beginning June 4. Children ages 12 and younger, $10.

Registration: Register at by June 27. All participants will receive an official 2018 Corporate 5K event T-shirt and an eight-week 5K training program. Participants will also be able to register the day of the event from 4:30 p.m. – 6 p.m

POSTED: 06/11/18 at 9:34 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

United Way of Allen County Book Drive Collects 5,000 Books

Throughout May, the United Way of Allen County hosted a book drive, partnering with 16 businesses and organizations to collect over 5,000 books to encourage summer reading for Allen County kids.

3Rivers Federal Credit Union


BFGoodrich/USW Local 715


City of Fort Wayne

CVC Communications

Fusion Yoga

Hallmark Home Mortgage

Johnson Controls/UAW Local 3046

Lippert Components

Quadrant EPP USA

PHD, Inc.



Trinity English Lutheran Church

United Way of Allen County

Vera Bradley

Women United

The donations were collected and sorted by volunteers at Trinity English Lutheran Church. The books have been distributed to 30 local nonprofits, ranging from the Rally to Read program hosted by the Early Childhood Alliance to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana to Charis House at the Rescue Mission. All organizations plan to implement the materials differently into their children’s programs to ensure all the books find good, needed homes.

“United Way of Allen County is committed to improving early childhood education for children in our community,” said David Nicole, president and CEO of United Way of Allen County. “Thank you to the companies that partnered with United Way by participating in the book drive. Your efforts set up the children in our community for success.”

Throughout the summer, the strategic volunteer engagement staff will work with companies to collect supplies for Kindergarten Countdown, a 4-week academic-preparation program for kids unable to attend preschool, and to assemble literacy kits, sets of in-depth reading materials and activities for Fort Wayne area kids to take home and complete. These initiatives and more, aim to help children thrive, while engaging families and communities. Contact Tiffani Arnold-Pine at for additional information about the book drive or corporate volunteer opportunities.

POSTED: 06/11/18 at 9:26 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.

To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 40 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services.

Best for Staycations Worst for Staycations
1 Orlando, FL                                 173 Lubbock, TX
2 Honolulu, HI                              174 Warwick, RI
3 Chicago, IL                                  175 Aurora, IL
4 Seattle, WA                                  176 Anaheim, CA
5 Portland, OR                               177 Nashua, NH
6 Tampa, FL                                   178 Yonkers, NY
7 Las Vegas, NV                             179 Fremont, CA
8 San Francisco, CA                      180 San Bernardino, CA
9 San Diego, CA                             181 Bridgeport, CT
10 Charleston, SC                          182 Oxnard, CA

Best vs. Worst •North Las Vegas, Nev. has the most zoos & aquariums (per square root of population), 0.0187, 62.3 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.0003.

•Portland, Maine has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.2937, 22.4 times more than in Hialeah, Fla., the city with the fewest at 0.0577.

•Chicago has the most tennis courts (per square root of population), 0.3235, 25.7 times more than in Gilbert, Ariz., the city with the fewest at 0.0126.

•South Burlington, Vt. has the lowest cost of house-cleaning services, $103, 5.2 times less expensive than in St. Paul, Minn., the city with the highest at $539.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 06/04/18 at 3:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Welcome to the East Allen County Schools’ monthly construction update. Following my last update, I received many inquiries concerning what the New Haven High School and New Haven Intermediate School finished project would look like as well as the projected traffic flow.

Finished project. The below architectural rendition depicts the appearance of the final project.

Traffic Flow. Buses enter and exit the south entrance; patrons/students/staff coming from the south or going south, enter and exit the south drive; and patrons/students/staff coming from the north or going north, enter and exit the north drive. The drop-off/pick up for students is on the north side of the building (see diagram below.)

Turf Field. Construction of the turf football field will begin in early June and be ready for the mighty Bulldogs’ next football season. The updated John Young Field promises to be a source of Bulldog pride!

Finished project. The below architectural rendition depicts the appearance of the final project.

Traffic Flow… Patrons enter and exit from Homestead Drive; regular buses enter from Williams Street and exit College Avenue; special buses for students with disabilities enter from Homestead Drive and Edwards Street to drop off on vacated Prospect Avenue and then exit via Williams Street or College Avenue (see diagram below.)

Thank you for supporting this project! See you next month for your monthly update to YOUR New Haven Schools.

Bob Nelson
President, East Allen County School Board of Trustees.

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:38 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Schools

New Horizons Fellowship is accepting donations of gently used school-age children’s clothing for back to school ministry. You can drop clothes off on Monday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday from 8 to 12 and Saturday from 10 to 12. You can call and leave a message to arrange a pickup of your clothing at 260-749-0422. We will be giving these clothes and school supplies away to students in early August. Thank you!

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:27 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News

New Haven Days for Girls Team Ambitious Goal:800 – 1000 Kits

Eighteen women from New Haven, Indiana gathered at Emanuel Lutheran Church on April 24th to learn how they can volunteer for the Days for Girls Team. The women ages 13 – 70 heard about their first goal of making 800 kits for Kenyan girls and women. Cheryl Brockmann, active volunteer for Point of Grace School, Kisumu, Kenya, explained the DFG kits which will be given out to POG students and other young women reached by the 80+ deaconesses that serve more remote parts of Kenya. Also present, was Deaconess Lorna meeker, who with her husband, Pastor Dennis Meeker, founded POG which serves 736 students and assists the community. Ten women carefully traced, measured, and cut fabric at the first Cutting Night, May 14th . The next day eleven women met to sew and surge fabric at the first Sewing Day both at Emanuel, New Haven, which has sent a mission team to Kenya for the last 8 years. Currently more than 50,000 people volunteer around the globe reaching more than 116 countries. Days for Girls is a 501(c)3 based in Bellingham, Washington which began in 2008 with volunteers. Their website states, “We’re turning periods into pathways. Days for Girls increases access to menstrual care and education by developing global partnerships, cultivating social enterprises, mobilizing volunteers, and innovating sustainable solutions that shatter stigmas and limitations for women and girls. Together, we’re creating a world with dignity, health, and opportunity for all. Our movement has reached more than one million girls and counting! With your help, we can reach Every Girl. Everywhere. Period.” For more information about Days For Girls visit their website

You can help. Prayer support is essential. Time given to cut, sew, assemble, etc., would be appreciated. Donations of 100% cotton cloth (dark colors with designs preferable), thread, wrapped travel bars of soap, washcloths and underpants girl’s sized 10, 12, 14, 16 and women’s sized 5, 6, and 7 are needed. If you would like to help – please contact
Cheryl –

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:24 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

The 2018 FAME art winners were honored for their hard work at a recent Board of School Trustees meeting! Superintendent Hissong said, “The artwork of these students was extremely impressive and they represented East Allen County Schools well at the FAME art festival!” Those honored were:

The Mayor’s Choice Award winners:

Syrus Shirey, Cedarville Elementary, principal Dr. Brad Bakle

Culvin Gilbert, Heritage Elementary, principal Mrs. Karen Charters

Aydan Jackson, Leo Elementary, principal Mr. Bill Diehl

Katarina Baker, New Haven Intermediate, principal Mr. Steve Snodgrass

Gracie Wetoskey, New Haven Primary, principal Mrs. Renita Peters

Ryder White, New Haven Primary, principal Mrs. Renita Peters

Hsar Kit Soe, Prince Chapman Academy, principal Mr. Pat McCann

Eh Nay Taw, Southwick Elementary, principal Mrs. Diamond Robinson

Collin Klepper, Woodlan Elementary, principal Mr. Michael Chen

The Teacher’s Choice Winners:

Alina Campbell, Heritage Elementary, principal Mrs. Karen Charters

Eh Par Sor Shee, Southwick Elementary, principal Mrs. Diamond Robinson

Eyrelyn Tripp, Woodlan Elementary, principal Mr. Michael Chen

POSTED: 05/21/18 at 4:01 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools