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Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Allen County Election Board will conduct a midterm General Election in Allen County on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014.

Voters are strongly encouraged to verify their voter registration and review sample ballots prior to heading to the polls. Voters should also verify their assigned polling location as many have changed since the 2012 Presidential election. Voters will need to present an Indiana or US Government issued photo id at the polls on Election Day. The photo id must include an expiration date that is current or expired after 11/06/2012.

Monday, October 27th was the last day to request a mailed absentee ballot. Voters with absentee ballots are reminded to deliver those ballots to the Election Board no later than noon on Election Day.

In person early voting will continue at the Election Board office at 1 E Main Street at the following dates and times:
Wednesday through Friday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday, November 1st 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Monday, November 3rd 8:00 AM to Noon
Photo ID is required to vote early in the Election Board office.

On Election Day, 815 pollworkers and 542 machines will be at 115 polling locations throughout the county from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Registered voters must vote at the polling location assigned to their registered address. Voter Registration will be open for the entire time polls are open to take voter telephone calls at 260-449-7154.

POSTED: 10/30/14 at 7:29 am

TONIGHT… The New Haven Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet & Greet the EACS Board Members. Come and hear what those individuals running for School Board positions have as their main platforms. The meeting will be held at the New Haven City Administration building at 815 Lincoln Hwy E in the Police Training Room. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. The New Haven Chamber of Commerce at 749-4484 or

POSTED: 10/20/14 at 12:49 pm

Property Tax Bills Are Due Monday, November 10, 2014.

Chief Deputy Treasurer William Royce wants to remind everyone that the fall property tax due date is fast approaching.

“Taxes are due Monday, November 10 and must be in our office or postmarked by that date to be considered on time.” Royce said. He also wants to remind taxpayers that local banks are no longer collecting payments.

“We know that paying at the bank was convenient for some taxpayers but due to process changes it is no longer timely or efficient.” said Royce.

Many payment options are available; in person, by mail, electronically through the Treasurer’s website, by credit card, payments can be dropped off in the Child Support drop box on the south end of the courthouse, on your smartphone or mobile device, or you can use the self-pay kiosk at the Treasurer’s office.  There are also a variety of payment plans available.

When mailing payments, mail to: Allen County Treasurer, PO Box 2540, Fort Wayne, IN  46801-2540.

The Treasurer’s office is located in suite 104 of the Rousseau Centre, 1 E. Main St. in Fort Wayne.  Please bring your entire statement when paying in person.  Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. The deposit slot in the front of the Treasurer’s office is available from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Treasurer’s office will be closed Tuesday, November 11 in remembrance of Veteran’s Day.

Complete details can be found on the Treasurer’s website which is or contact the Treasurer’s office at 260.449-7693.

POSTED: 10/30/14 at 7:35 am. FILED UNDER: News, Real Estate

Seven candidates are running for three seats on the East Allen County Schools board. Two are running for an at-large position, two for District 2E and three for 3E, commonly referred to as the Harding district.

Stephen Terry is the only incumbent, however, Richard Allgeier and Leland Etzler served on the board previously.

The position pays $2,000 annually and $112 for each meeting attended, said Kirby Stahly, EACS business manager.

At Large

Timothy Hines

Age: 52

Current occupation: TE Hines Concrete Construction

Campaign issue: The transportation department is “in the red big time this year.”

How to best address it: “Due to the vast area that EACS encompasses, providing these services to these students must involve paying employees overtime wages, premature aging on the buses and fighting the continuing rising costs of fuel since the closing of Harding (High School). The possibility of redistricting will probably be addressed along with building utilization. Both of these items have been tabled until the election of the new board members has taken place.”

Campaign issue: Make the board more transparent

How to best address it: “Dr. Ken Folks (district superintendent) has become an example to the board by making himself very transparent to the communities of EACS. Being willing to take constructive criticism and remaining professional throughout conversation are also qualities of the transparent-minded individual.”


POSTED: 10/29/14 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Lutheran Hospital Hosting Career Fair for Medical Professionals Nov. 6

Medical professionals and new graduates interested in seeking a career as a registered nurse, surgical technologist or monitor technician are invited to attend a career fair at Lutheran Hospital Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lutheran is looking for compassionate applicants who want to provide life-changing care for patients in a team-approach culture.

Participants are asked to RSVP online at .

The career fair will take place in the Lutheran Hospital South Lobby. Parking is available free of charge in the south parking garage on the Lutheran Hospital campus.

Career fair attendees can chat with staff and tour:

  • Intensive care units
  • Lutheran Children’s Hospital
  • Medical/surgical unit
  • Neurosciences
  • Telemetry/heart failure unit
  • Surgery

POSTED: 10/29/14 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Central Lutheran School First Graders Collect Food for ACSPCA

First graders at Central Lutheran School donated pet food to the Allen County SPCA.  After completing a thematic unit about animals, their care, habits, and habitats, Mrs. Erica Ernest’s class wanted to do something special to help the animals in our area.  They collected pet food and empty copy paper boxes that the kittens like to play in.  They also made cards to thank the ACSPCA.

POSTED: 10/29/14 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Nov 2, 2014 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, November 2, 2014, 2:00:00 AM clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:00:00 AM local standard time instead Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on Nov 2, 2014 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning.

Also called Fall Back and winter time.

POSTED: 10/28/14 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Dear Parent or Staff Member,

As you are aware, a large outbreak of Ebola virus in West Africa has resulted in a few isolated cases of the disease among healthcare workers in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and healthcare agencies across the country are taking the necessary precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States. The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. We are working with county healthcare providers, public safety and school systems to ensure that we have developed and implemented a coordinated plan to quickly identify and assess any potential health risks associated with travel to areas involved in the Ebola outbreak. As part of that strategy, we will be asking that signage be posted in various places throughout the community, including schools, asking people to alert front office staff if they have recently traveled to one of the high-risk areas. This will allow health officials to quickly evaluate and minimize any potential risk to the public. We have had a very successful and long-standing partnership with our county school systems and are very appreciative of their assistance in this important public health matter.


Deborah A. McMahan, MD

Health Commissioner, Fort Wayne Allen County Department of Health

POSTED: 10/28/14 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


TRUNK OR TREAT… October 31 at Central Lutheran

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Admission: 1 canned food donation to the New Haven Food Bank.

NOTE: Broadway Street from Powers Street to Lincoln Highway and Broadway Street from Lincoln Highway to Park Avenue in New Haven will be closed Friday, October 31st, 2014 from 4:30 pm until 7:30 p.m. for the Downtown Businesses Trick or Treat and Halloween Carnival in Schnelker Park.


POSTED: 10/27/14 at 7:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Volunteers and Donations Needed

WHO: All ages of community volunteers are invited to join Friends of the Parks, Parks and Recreation staff from New Haven, Fort Wayne, and Allen County Parks

WHAT: 13th Annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback, a grassroots tree planting movement to combat the critical loss of trees in the area due to pests and disease. Volunteers will be planting trees in Werling Park this year.

WHEN: Saturday, November 1st starting at 10 am.

WHERE: Werling Park, 1510 Werling Road, New Haven, IN (New Haven Location).

BACKGROUND: The Great Tree Canopy Comeback is our community tree planting day organized by volunteers with Friends of the Parks and area parks departments to combat this critical loss of trees. Over the past ten years, we have planted more than 2000 trees in our parks – it’s the Great Tree Canopy Comeback! Volunteers are still needed! Volunteers are asked to register in advance and bring a shovel (marked with name and telephone). Badges and t-shirts will be handed out to volunteers, while supply lasts. To RSVP to the New Haven location, call (260)749-2212.

POSTED: 10/27/14 at 6:56 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Fed Ex opened it’s doors to the community of New Haven on Saturday, to show off it’s new 180,000 square foot facility. A large crowd tuned out to enjoy the ribbon cutting, great food and family fun.

POSTED: 10/25/14 at 11:00 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

From the desk of Mayor Terry McDonald…

On November 4th, you will be asked to vote on a very important question about the future organization of our Allen County Government. Should we change from our present three County Commissioner system to one elected County Executive (Commissioner), and should the Allen County Council be reorganized from its current make up of the current four districts and three at-large to a system of nine districts giving the Allen County Council legislative authority? Some believe the change will be better for economic development and would provide for smoother operations of county government, along with better representation of the residents outside of Fort Wayne. Some do not believe the new system would improve anything, but would rather concentrate executive power into the hands of one person. This would reduce the representation we currently have with four districts and three at-large council representatives. How will this affect New Haven? Today, you and I are able to elect three Commissioners, one district council person and three at-large council persons – a total of seven people looking out for our best interest. This is a system of checks and balances. The proponents of the new system cannot show us with any real authority that efficiencies will be created or how the districts will be formed. When we went to the Allen County Council for 911 funding to upgrade our Emergency Communications Center, we were able to lobby our district representative and the three at-largemembers in order to get the four votes we needed to get back money that we have all paid into the 911 fund. In the future, if we change the system, each district person will be focused on their district, and there will be no one looking out for the entire county as we have today in the three at-large council members. Our system of three County Commissioners is not broken as they would have you to believe. A single County Executive would not be able to create more economic development and create more efficiency because the other systems of county government would not be changing. The current County Government structure works in surrounding counties within the region, so why does it need to be changed in Allen County? You have a voice in this issue. Remember to vote on November 4th


POSTED: 10/23/14 at 7:37 am. FILED UNDER: News, Opinions