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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Meet New Principal of New Haven Primary

Mrs. Danielle Newman has been in education all her life.  She was raised in a home where her dad was her high school principal. “It definitely was an interesting childhood with high expectations from both my mom and dad”, said Mrs. Newman.

She attended Bowling Green State University for her first two years of college.  She received her undergraduate and two graduate/master’s degrees at IPFW.  She has been a teacher for 17 years. She has worked with 4th graders up to and including 8th grade students as a teacher and an instructional coach.  She had the opportunity to work with kids at New Haven Intermediate, Leo Elementary, Leo Junior-Senior High, and Paul Harding Junior High.  Mrs. Newman said, “I have loved every experience that I have been given at EACS. I cherish the time that I can make a difference in students’ lives and I get so excited and engaged in helping kids make connections to help them grow as a life-long learner.”

“As a new principal at New Haven Primary School, I am looking forward to focusing on the whole child and making connections with students, staff, family members, and the East Allen community!”

POSTED: 07/25/14 at 5:04 pm

EACS is proud to announce an open house for both of their K-12 Campus at Heritage and Woodlan!

Woodlan K-12 Campus Open House – August 1, 2014 at 10AM
Heritage K-12 Campus Open House – August 1, 2014 at 11:30AM

Scheduled to appear:
Local Politicians, teachers, staff, EACS Board Members
Dr. Kenneth Folks, EACS Superintendent
Ms. Glenda Ritz, State Superintendent of Public Instruction


POSTED: 07/21/14 at 8:30 am

Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms!  It is a sport that requires hard work, as well as a good attitude.

Coming into cheerleading as a freshman, I never thought of the life lessons you’d learn.  Coach, Julie Lebamoff, and her son and manager, Alex, have been such an awe spring duo.  They teach us giving back to the community is the best thing to do.

Now as a junior, I can say I am proud to be a Warrior!  The Woodlan Cheer Squad has been through it all.  From getting third at State last year, to a great start at IU this year,  receiving two all  American’s,  a jump off champion, first and second for extreme routine, first for home dance, and third for stunt off.

We couldn’t have done it without the help and support of our community, as well as our friends and family.  Thank you, and when the tough gets going, the going gets tough!  Optimism is the key to cheerleading.

Please come join us at our Woodlan Cheer Clinic, September 13,2014 from 9 am-12pm, in the  Woodlan High School.

Kyra Tucker

Woodlan Cheerleader

POSTED: 07/23/14 at 9:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

RediMed Adds Two New Urgent Care Clinics Located in Downtown Fort Wayne and New Haven

Lutheran Health Network officials today announced that RediMed will add two new urgent care clinics, one in the Anthony Wayne Building located in the heart of Fort Wayne and another at Lutheran Health Plaza in New Haven. A new Business Health Services clinic offering occupational medicine is also being added in Bluffton.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, RediMed continues to blossom with new and remodeled facilities as well as enhanced services. Central to RediMed’s systemwide transformation is a renewed emphasis on quality care and greater efficiency. To illustrate that point, each RediMed urgent care clinic is initiating a 60-minute visit commitment. The 60-minute visit defines the targeted maximum amount of time for RediMed patients to check in, be cared for and check out.

“We are committed to a 60-minute visit,” said Vikash M. Negandhi, MD, COO, RediMed. “We strive to see patients in the most clinically-advanced way while providing the best services to our community in the shortest amount of time. RediMed has been a community fixture for years; we have cared for many patients, but it is time we upgrade our services and our facilities.”

The downtown RediMed will be housed on the first floor of the Anthony Wayne Building and it will include three exam rooms and a procedure room. Radiology, lab services and lower acuity procedures will be available on-site. More advanced imaging and procedures will be offered at St. Joseph Hospital, which is conveniently located just blocks away. The downtown RediMed will create 10 new healthcare jobs.

“Downtown has had very limited urgent care access outside of the hospital setting,” said Brian Bauer, CEO, Lutheran Health Network. “We are ecstatic about offering prompt, non-emergent services to citizens who work and live downtown as RediMed adds another amenity to Fort Wayne’s growing urban culture. This convenient location also provides a viable option for occupational health services. Either way, RediMed is prepared to handle both aspects of care whether for individuals or for businesses.”

RediMed has made an important operational change so that each clinic will be staffed with double provider coverage to ensure patients are seen more rapidly. Consistency in staffing is another change that officials anticipate will improve the process. Each clinic will maintain permanent staff whereas temporary staff known as locum tenens had been used in the past.

Lutheran Health Plaza in New Haven will house a RediMed urgent care clinic and Business Health Services for the delivery of occupational medicine. The New Haven location will see an addition of seven full-time employees and one part-time employee.

The establishment of a Business Health Services site in Bluffton will involve the relocation of an existing occupational medicine clinic to a 3,400-square-foot location in front of the local Wal-Mart. The new BHS clinic in Bluffton will create three full-time healthcare jobs and one part-time position.

In addition to three new locations on track to open later this year, RediMed is near completion on renovations at four of its five existing urgent care, business health and physical therapy locations.

Renovations to existing RediMed locations include the northeast and southwest urgent care clinics, the southwest and north Business Health Services sites, and the north physical therapy location. Work at the southwest urgent care clinic includes expanding the space to enhance the patient experience.

When all of the renovations are completed, RediMed will provide patients with easier access to other healthcare services within Lutheran Health Network and greater continuity of care as a result of technological upgrades. All RediMeds will be equipped with electronic medical record capabilities.

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


RediMed Clinic Downtown (new location – opening this fall)

Anthony Wayne Building 303 E. Berry St.

RediMed Clinic New Haven and Business Health Services (new location – opening this fall)

1302 Minnich Rd. New Haven, Ind.

RediMed Business Health Services Bluffton (new location – opening this fall)

1980 N. Main St. Bluffton, Ind.

POSTED: 07/23/14 at 9:21 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Central Lutheran School Charger Cross Country Camp

Pictured: the Central Lutheran School Charger’s Cross Country Camp runners on Platter Bridge in New Haven, Indiana

Logan Bauer, Ashton Werling, Bree Grunawalt, Lia Barger, Hayley Oldfield, Sophie Schuller, Josie Delegrange, Kennedy Cain, Marissa Barger, Lucy Gongaware, Makayla Coomer, Olivia Schuller, Carly Gongaware, Calyn Bauer, J.D. Schuller, and Garret Ternet.

POSTED: 07/22/14 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Hotel Fitness Championship teams up with Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge to liven up the golf course

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 21, 2014) – The Hotel Fitness Championship and Fort Wayne’s Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge are teaming up to bring an exciting social element to Sycamore Hills Golf Club Aug. 25-31. Main Street Bistro will manage the upgraded Main Street Lounge pavilions on the 9th and 16th greens, providing sheltered seating with a view of golf, signature cocktails and unique food options for purchase.

Patrons who purchase the tournament’s upgraded tickets will get both grounds access and entry into the lively Main Street Lounge pavilions. Giveaways and prizes will be distributed throughout the day each time a player records a birdie on holes 9 or 16.

The upgraded ticket options are:

  • One Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($50): Valid one day of your choice, Aug. 28–31
  • Four Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($115): Valid each Championship Round, Aug. 28-31

Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge is located on the first floor of the 1st Source Center in downtown Fort Wayne. With a modern-contemporary menu, weekly specials, 60 unique international premium red and white wine choices, superior martinis and 14 regional craft beers on tap, the lounge offers something for everyone.

“We are very excited to be partnering with one of Fort Wayne’s most original downtown eateries,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director of Hotel Fitness Championship. “Main Street Bistro knows how to create a superior guest experience with a high level of energy, and we look forward to the fun atmosphere they’ll create for our tournament patrons.”

The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Tour Finals events for 2014 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. It is the year’s biggest golf tournament to be played in the Hoosier state and is estimated to have a $4-5 million impact on Fort Wayne’s economy.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or contact Sally White at (224) 260-3786 or

POSTED: 07/22/14 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

(WANE) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department investigated a fatal crash near New Haven Sunday night.

Sheriff’s department spokesperson Corporal Jeremy Tinkel said the single-vehicle crash happened at Paulding Road and Minnich Road near I-469 around 10:30 p.m.

The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tinkel said a domestic situation occurred between the man and a person in a separate vehicle. The situation escalated to the point the man was chasing his wife and stepdaughter in another vehicle down Paulding Road when he crashed.


POSTED: 07/21/14 at 7:33 am. FILED UNDER: News


A man was hit and killed by a train in New Haven Saturday night.NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – Police confirmed to NewsChannel 15 that a man was hit and killed by a train in New Haven Saturday night.

A New Haven Police Department detective at the scene said they were called to the tracks at the intersection of Main and West Streets at 10:27 p.m. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.


The man, who has since been identified by a family member as Paul Larson of New Haven, was pronounced dead at the scene.

POSTED: 07/20/14 at 9:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leo-Cedarville prime example of county trend

Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette

The Regazzi family play a game of horse outside their home in Leo-Cedarville.

Before he was married, even before he met his wife and had children, Ron Regazzi focused on schools in deciding where to live.

One reason was practical. He had heard that good school districts provide good home resale values. But he also had another motivation: “That if I get married and have kids that I don’t want to have to move into a good school district. I’d rather start there.”

Today, Julie and Ron Regazzi commute to jobs in separate cities, but they live in Leo-Cedarville, a town of 3,800 residents in northeast Allen County. The notion of “good” schools is a large part of what keeps them there, and they’re not alone.

Leo-Cedarville has grown by more than 30 percent in the last decade, one of the fastest rates in Allen County. Many factors could be in play, but the perception of good schools has drawn the Regazzis and others to town.

“School is one of the big reasons that I’ve heard,” said Julie Regazzi, who has two children in the school system and is the exiting president of the Leo-Cedarville Parent Teacher Organization.

Incoming PTO President Amy Horning, with three children in the school system, also said she and her husband were drawn to Leo-Cedarville because of the schools.

People move for a lot of reasons, including jobs and to escape from the big city. But for many, good schools are an important factor and contribute to town growth.

A 1998 study out of South Carolina seems to bear that out.

Still, if good schools attract families, no clear enrollment trend is seen in Fort Wayne Community Schools, which also has its share of high-performing schools and allows parents to choose where to send their children.


POSTED: 07/20/14 at 9:38 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

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POSTED: 07/18/14 at 11:25 pm. FILED UNDER: bobslist, News, Real Estate

POSTED: 07/18/14 at 10:25 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

National Night Out, Tuesday, August 5th

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m… Schnelker Park
The New Haven Police Department has announced that they will again be hosting National Night Out in New Haven. Each year, citizens are encouraged to turn on their porch lights, take to the streets and meet their neighbors. National Night Out is not just one night of the year, but the culmination of year long crime prevention activity in New Haven neighborhoods where people work together in neighborhood associations and other networks to prevent and address neighborhood problems. It is an occasion to celebrate past successes, discuss current challenges or issues, and re-dedicate collaborative efforts with neighbors, police, businesses and others to improve the quality of life in our city. “This is a great opportunity for neighbors to meet each other. When friendships are built, they will watch out for each other and that will help lead to a safer community”, said Police Chief Steve Poiry. A community-wide block party will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Schnelker Park Pavilion. Members of the city government and public safety departments will be on hand to greet citizens and discuss security, safety and quality of life issues. McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog will also be on hand. Food and refreshments will be provided along with entertainment for the kids. Neighborhoods are encouraged to organize their own block parties and send a message to the criminals by taking to the streets and taking a “Bite out of Crime”!

POSTED: 07/18/14 at 6:49 am. FILED UNDER: News