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Monday, February 27, 2017


On February 26th, the fans of New Haven High School and Heritage High School came together to support their communities… Caring for OUR Community. A total of over 850 socks, hats and gloves were “tossed” onto the floor, collected up and will soon be distributed to people in need throughout both communities.

A very special thank you to event sponsor Parkview Sports Medicine and also to WHNH 101.3fm.

It was an amazing night of sharing, giving and caring. Thank you to the many fans that brought items, the staff at each school and the New Haven Cheerleaders.

Because of YOU… our community is a better place today.

 

POSTED: 02/24/17 at 12:07 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

From WalletHub

With only 17 state capitals being also the largest cities in their respective states but not necessarily offering the best quality of life, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis to determine 2017′s Best State Capitals to Live in.

To identify the most livable seats of state government, WalletHub’s data team compared all 50 across 42 key metrics, ranging from “cost of living” to “K–12 school-system quality” to “number of attractions.”

Top 20 State Capitals to Live in
1 Austin, TX 11 Denver, CO
2 Boise, ID 12 Juneau, AK
3 Bismarck, ND 13 Olympia, WA
4 Lincoln, NE 14 Pierre, SD
5 Madison, WI 15 Columbus, OH
6 Montpelier, VT 16 Des Moines, IA
7 Concord, NH 17 Helena, MT
8 Raleigh, NC 18 Nashville, TN
9 Salt Lake City, UT 19 St. Paul, MN
10 Cheyenne, WY 20 Springfield, IL

Best vs. Worst

  • Juneau, Alaska, has the highest median household income (adjusted for cost of living), $66,009, which is 2.6 times higher than in Hartford, Conn., the city with the lowest at $25,065.
  • Concord, N.H., has the lowest unemployment rate, 2.0 percent, which is 3.6 times lower than in Hartford, Conn., the city with the highest at 7.1 percent.
  • Providence, R.I., has the lowest share of state- and local-government employees, 8.3 percent, which is 4.7 times lower than in Juneau, Alaska, the city with the highest at 38.8 percent.
  • Indianapolis has the highest K–12 school-system quality score, which is five times higher than in Trenton, N.J., the city with the lowest.
  • Montpelier, Vt., has the highest share of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree, 55.6 percent, which is 5.1 times higher than in Trenton, N.J., the city with the lowest at 11.0 percent.
  • Austin, Texas, has the lowest infant-mortality rate, 4.05 percent, which is 3.3 times lower than in Baton Rouge, La., the city with the highest at 13.36 percent.
  • Harrisburg, Pa., has the most restaurants per 100,000 residents, which is 7.6 times more than in Indianapolis, the city with the fewest.
  • Denver has the highest share of millennial newcomers, 8.0 percent, which is 2.4 times higher than in Jackson, Miss., the city with the lowest at 3.4 percent.
  • Bismarck, N.D., has the lowest violent-crime rate per 1,000 residents, 1.47 percent, which is 10.1 times lower than in Little Rock, Ark., the city with the highest at 14.85 percent.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/best-state-capitals/19030/

 

POSTED: 02/22/17 at 4:25 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Photos by Don Springer:

POSTED: 02/20/17 at 1:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

From WalletHub:

With President’s Day approaching and the combination of rising auto sales and low interest rates encouraging more lending to subprime borrowers, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released the first-quarter installment of its Auto Financing Report in conjunction with its in-depth analysis of 2017’s Cities that Overspend on Cars.

Below are some of our key findings from each of the two reports:

Cities that Overspend on Cars Cities that Spend the Least on Cars
Ruston, LA Scarsdale, NY
Williamsburg, VA Cupertino, CA
Ellensburg, WA Hoboken, NJ
Morgantown, WV Saratoga, CA
College Station, TX Chevy Chase, MD
Rio Grande City, TX Bronxville, NY
Kingsville, TX Lexington, MA
Warrensburg, MO Los Altos, CA
Milledgeville, GA McLean, VA
Mercedes, TX Manhattan Beach, CA
Deming, NM Palo Alto, CA
Stillwater, OK Foster City, CA
Murray, KY Ridgewood, NJ
Newark, DE Westport, CT
Bloomington, IN Powell, OH
Stephenville, TX Winchester, MA
San Marcos, TX Westfield, NJ
San Luis, AZ Garden City, NY
Delano, CA Birmingham, MI
Dahlonega, GA Plainview, NY

Auto Financing Report:

  • Interest rates for new cars are near their lowest point in three years, with the average new-car loan today charging 16 percent less interest than the average used-car loan.
  • Compared with buyers who have excellent credit, those with fair credit will spend about six times more, or about $6,403, in interest over the life of a five-year, $20,000 loan when financing a vehicle.
  • The best options for financing a new car include car manufacturers (rates at 43 percent below average) and credit unions (rate at 25 percent below average). Secondary options include national banks (rates at 2 percent above average) and regional banks (rates at 29 percent above average).
  • Car manufacturers continue to lack transparency when it comes to leasing offers, with the average automaker receiving a WalletHub Transparency Score of 4.68 out of 10.

We recommend prospective car buyers check their credit scores for free on WalletHub and leverage a Car Payment Calculator to determine an auto-loan payment and timeline they can afford.

Please let me know if you have any questions about either report’s findings or if you would like to schedule a phone, Skype or in-studio interview with one of our experts. Full data sets for specific cities in our Cities that Overspend on Cars report are also available upon request.

POSTED: 02/17/17 at 11:07 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Store is open under new management. The management team from Fort Wayne will now operate the New Haven Mancino’s. For more information follow Mancino’s Fort Wayne or New Haven on FaceBook.

POSTED: 02/15/17 at 1:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Listen to Ashley Luginbill’s story Saturday at 11 am and Sunday at 12 noon on the “Who Is Show” on WHNH 101.3fm.

Fourteen high school caddies from the state of Indiana have been awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full, four-year housing and tuition college grant offered to golf caddies, following a final selection meeting held at Long Beach Country Club in Long Beach on Feb. 1.

Each caddie (listed below) has a unique story to tell, reflecting the scholarship’s four selection criteria: a strong caddie record; excellent academics; demonstrated financial need; and outstanding character. They will begin college in the fall of 2017, with recipients awarded to Indiana University in Bloomington and Purdue University in West Lafayette. The scholarship is valued at more than $100,000 over four years.

“Each of these deserving Evans Scholars epitomizes what our Program has been about since its creation in 1930,” said WGA Chairman David Robinson. “Their dedication, hard work and sacrifice is humbling, and we are honored to be able to help them pursue their dreams.”

The Indiana selection meeting was the tenth of more than a dozen such meetings the Evans Scholars Foundation will hold across the country through the spring. When the 2016-17 selection meeting process is completed by April, an estimated 270 caddies are expected to be awarded the Evans Scholarship.

The Western Golf Association, headquartered in Golf, Illinois, has supported the Chick Evans Scholarship Program through the Evans Scholars Foundation since 1930. One of golf’s favorite charities, it is the nation’s largest scholarship program for caddies.

Currently, a record 935 caddies are enrolled in 20 universities across the nation as Evans Scholars, and more than 10,400 caddies have graduated as Evans Scholars since the program was founded by famed Chicago amateur golfer Charles “Chick” Evans Jr.

“Based on their excellence in the classroom and their service to their schools and communities, there is little doubt that these young men and women have worked hard to earn this life-changing opportunity,” said John Kaczkowski, WGA President and CEO. “We welcome them to the Evans Scholars family.”

Scholarship funds come mostly from contributions by 30,000 golfers across the country, who are members of the Evans Scholars Par Club program. Evans Scholars Alumni donate more than $10 million annually, and all proceeds from the BMW Championship, the third of four PGA TOUR Playoff events in the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup competition, are donated to the Evans Scholars Foundation.

To learn more about the WGA and ESF, visit www.wgaesf.org.

The recipients include:

Student Name Hometown Golf/Country Club High School Awarded University
Isabella Kaplan Michigan City Long Beach CC La Lumiere School Purdue
John Ruszkowski Michigan City Long Beach CC La Lumiere School Indiana
Kathleen Doolittle Dyer Briar Ridge CC Highland HS Purdue
Jordan Lykowski Schererville Briar Ridge CC Lake Central HS Purdue
Zachary Stewart South Bend South Bend CC Riley HS Purdue
Matthew Hope Fort Wayne Orchard Ridge CC Homestead HS Purdue
Kaylen Ohlwine Zanesville Orchard Ridge CC Norwell S Indiana
Samuel Mailand Hoagland Fort Wayne CC Home school Purdue
Joseph Hunnicutt Fort Wayne Sycamore Hills GC Carroll HS Purdue
Ashley Luginbill New Haven Sycamore Hills GC Heritage Junior/Senior HS Indiana
Hannah Vanderbosch Fishers Prairie View GC Cathedral HS Purdue
Elliott Shide Indianapolis Prairie View GC Lawrence North HS Indiana
Jeffery Schwind Indianapolis Meridian Hills CC Home school Purdue
Llogan Russell French Lick French Lick Resort Springs Valley HS Indiana

About Western Golf Association:

Founded in 1899 to serve golfing interests in the growing Midwest, the WGA now has nearly 400 member clubs. The WGA conducts championships for professionals and amateur golfers, promotes the use of caddies and oversees the Evans Scholars Foundation (ESF), which awards college scholarships to caddies with limited financial means. The WGA is a driving force in the game, a respected charitable cause for thousands of supporters and a distinguished leader in the nation’s golf community. Its premier golf event is the BMW Championship, the second oldest tournament on the PGA TOUR. For more information about the WGA and ESF, please visit www.wgaesf.org.

About Evans Scholars Foundation:

Established by famed amateur golfer Charles Chick Evans Jr., the Evans Scholars Foundation provides full housing and tuition scholarships to high-achieving caddies across the country. The Program, which is supported by the Western Golf Association, is funded by contributions from more than 30,000 Evans Scholars Par Club members, including Evans Scholars Alumni, as well as proceeds from the BMW Championship. Since the Program’s inception in 1930, more than 10,400 caddies nationwide have graduated as Evans Scholars.

POSTED: 02/14/17 at 9:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

From WalletHub:

With health care reform underway and U.S. life expectancy declining for the first time since 1993, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2017’s Healthiest Cities in America.

To identify the places where health is a priority, WalletHub’s analysts compared 150 of the largest U.S. cities across 34 key metrics. The data set ranges from “cost of doctor visit” to “fruit and vegetable consumption” to “fitness clubs per capita.”

Healthiest Cities Least Healthy Cities
1 San Francisco, CA 141 Augusta, GA
2 Salt Lake City, UT 142 Toledo, OH
3 Scottsdale, AZ 143 Newark, NJ
4 Seattle, WA 144 North Las Vegas, NV
5 Portland, OR 145 Corpus Christi, TX
6 Irvine, CA 146 Shreveport, LA
7 Huntington Beach, CA 147 Laredo, TX
8 Honolulu, HI 148 Memphis, TN
9 Washington, DC 149 Brownsville, TX
10 Santa Clarita, CA 150 Detroit, MI

Key Stats

  • Richmond, Va., has the most mental-health counselors per 100,000 residents, 221.5, which is 14.5 times more in San Antonio, the city with the fewest at 15.3.
  • Overland Park, Kan., has the lowest share of adults with 14 or more physically unhealthy days reported in the past month, 7.1 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in San Bernardino, Calif., the city with the highest at 19.0 percent.
  • Jacksonville, Fla., has the lowest cost per doctor’s visit, $68, which is 2.7 times less expensive than in Milwaukee, the city with the highest at $182.
  • San Francisco, has the lowest share of adults eating fruits less than once daily, 32.5 percent, which is 1.7 times lower than in Little Rock, Ark., the city with the highest at 56.0 percent.
  • Portland, Ore., has the most gluten-free restaurants per 100,000 residents, 12.3, which is 41 times more than in Detroit, the city with the fewest at 0.3.
  • Durham, N.C., has the most dietitians and nutritionists per 100,000 residents, 46.8, which is 5.3 times more than in Las Vegas, the city with the fewest at 8.8.
  • El Paso, Texas, has the lowest average monthly cost for a fitness-club membership, $12.44, which is 6.2 times less expensive than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the highest at $77.56.
  • Tallahassee, Fla., has the most walking trails per 1,000 residents, 80.2, which is 53.5 times more than in El Paso, Texas, the city with the fewest at 1.5.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:
https://wallethub.com/edu/healthiest-cities/31072/

 

POSTED: 02/14/17 at 8:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Sgt. Joseph “Joe” A. Cox, Jr., 48, passed away unexpectedly while on duty, Sunday, February 12, 2017. He was an active member of Blackhawk Ministries, Fort Wayne where he participated in Double Exposure and Marriage Matters. He also volunteered with Juvenile Justice Ministry of YFC. The US Marine Corps veteran and 19-year veteran officer of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, was promoted to Sergeant in 2015. During that time, he served in the Confinement Division, Communications/Dispatch Center, Civil, Warrants, and Patrol Divisions. He was also a member of the Honor Guard, SWAT Team and was handler to his beloved K-9 partner, “Gunny”. Joe enjoyed woodworking and photography, but most important was reading God’s word and spending time with his family. 

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Diana; children, Amy (Jacob) Richman of Woodburn, Melissa (Jordan) Palmer, Jessica (Zachary) Moord, and Joseph Cox all of New Haven, Kristen (Cole) Miller and Jerod (Kara) Hevel both of Fort Wayne; parents, Joseph Sr. and Brenda Cox of Fort Wayne; siblings, Stephanie (Matthew) Demorest of Fort Wayne and Matthew (Josh Gardner) Cox of Greenville, SC; and 13 grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Angela “Angie” (Burkett) Cox in 1998, daughter of Wayne and Judy Burkett.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Blackhawk Ministries, 7400 E. State Blvd., Fort Wayne with calling one hour prior. Pastor Kevin Rivers and Tim Smith, lifelong friend, officiating. Calling is also 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens, Fort Wayne with military honors. Preferred memorials are to grandchildren’s education fund, c/o Three Rivers Credit Union.

POSTED: 02/14/17 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News, Obits

Allen County Police Sergeant Dies on Duty of Medical Emergency

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department lost fellow officer, and 19 year veteran, Sergeant Joseph Cox. Sergeant Cox suffered a medical emergency while on duty in Northeast Allen County on February 12, 2017. Sheriff David Gladieux extends his deepest condolences to the family, friends, and law enforcement family of Sergeant Cox.

During his time with the Sheriff’s Department, Sergeant Cox served in the Confinement Division, Communications/Dispatch Center, Civil, Warrants, and Patrol Divisions. Sergeant Cox was a member of the Honor Guard, SWAT Team and was a K-9 Handler. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2015.

He served the residents of Allen County honorably and will be missed.

POSTED: 02/13/17 at 12:01 pm. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 02/13/17 at 8:32 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports