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Friday, February 27, 2015

Team Bird Elite youth running club closed out it’s Indoor Track season at the University of Kentucky HS Invitational, with Paige Boatright of New Haven HS running a personal record performance for a full 2 mile run Saturday.  Paige ran a 11:50.2 in the race which included eight plus different states in this high caliber meet.  Paige was 10th out of 32 starters in the women’s two mile.   Several universities including Clemson, U of Kentucky,  Tulane, Arkansas, U Miami were a few asking questions about Paige.  “It is always exciting to discuss our athlete’s to colleges and universities” said Coach Bird.  “however Paige being a sophomore cannot directly talked to the schools”, Coach remarked.  One purpose on these big meets is simply get their name in front of some schools.

Paige was a little scared with having, such a large group on the indoor 291 meter track.  We mapped a tactical start to allow her to get in a rhythm with her race and not get box inside on the curve.  Paige “coach my heal got step on twice at the start”.   Her first mile was a 5:39.8 basically a personal record for her 1600 time.  That was right on for our sub 11:30 goals for this meet.  However, she found herself running alone between a lead and second pack of women, this was a mistake, slowing her pace.   As we entered in the last critical 800 meters of the race Paige made a move to catch some competitors, passing 4 runners in the last lap with the fastest we have seen her in final meters.

TBE is a youth running club open to 8 to 18 years, we run cross country and track & field, open to any student/athletes who are looking for year around competition.

POSTED: 02/25/15 at 10:46 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

This Friday night 10pm to midnight at Bell’s Skating Rink, New Haven, IN. there will be a free will donation event to help with Taylor Elzey’s Funeral expenses, everyone is welcome.

Taylor Elzey

POSTED: 02/25/15 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News, Obits

The dates for the 2015 Community Photography Show have been announced. The opening reception will be Friday, February 27th from 5:30-7:00pm and will be held at the New Haven Park Center, 1125 Hartzell Street, New Haven. All local artists 14 years of age and older are welcome to enter. The show is non-juried and awards will be given. Drop off entries February 24th – February 26th from 8:00am-4:00pm. The show will be on display March 12th.

If you would like to enter photos or would like to look at the full list of rules, please click on the link: photography form 2015

POSTED: 02/22/15 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Bethel College troupe to perform show about Eusebius Hershey at New Horizons Fellowship in New Haven

The Bethel College Genesians, a traveling drama troupe from Mishawaka, Ind., will perform Sunday, March 1st, at New Horizons Fellowship

The free performance begins at 6:00 p.m.

Hershey is described as the first missionary in the history of the Missionary Church to answer the call “to serve Christ in ‘inhospitable lands.’”This season’s production is “In Search of Eusebius Hershey” by Richard T. Young.

Show promoters say audiences will “discover a colorful, dedicated, tireless, and energetic ‘warrior for the Lord’ whose life of service to the Gospel is a challenge to us all.” The performance will explore Hershey’s “fascinating journey as a traveling evangelist, talented writer and true hero of the church.” The show is suitable for the entire family. The Genesians perform under the direction of Richard T. Young, Theatre Department chair at Bethel. The troupe has performed more than 1,000 times in the United States and Canada since it was formed in 1965.

ALSO Family Movie Night, Saturday, March 21st 6 PM

“Big Hero 6″

Free popcorn, drinks & admission

Easter Egg Hunt at Werling Park, Saturday, April 4th 2 PM

Ages 2 to 12

Free prizes, candy and fun

POSTED: 02/21/15 at 8:22 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

The Police Athletic League (PAL) has two programs starting next weekend. Following is the information on these programs:

Cheerleading for ages 5-15

Registration on Friday 2-27-15 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM

$8.00 registration fee   $9.00 per class, 40 minute classes are held on Friday nights for the next 10 weeks.

First class starts 3-6-15

Make friends and have fun while learning cheers, chants, jumps, and pom routines designed to improve coordination, physical fitness, flexibility, and team spirit

Student Self Defense for ages 5-15

Registration on Saturday 2-28-15 from 10:00 to 10:30 AM

$8.00 registration fee   $9.00 per class, 40 minute classes are held on Saturday mornings for the next 8 weeks.

First class starts right after registration on 2-28-15

The program promotes self confidence, competitive spirit, physical fitness, and self discipline.

For more information, contact the PAL Center at 432-4122.

POSTED: 02/21/15 at 8:16 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

New Haven Boys Varsity Basketball falls to Concordia Lutheran High School 49-45

POSTED: 02/20/15 at 8:29 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

NANA Honored and Thanked at EACS Board Meeting

Loretta Loy (aka ‘Nana’) has made and given away hundreds of blankets to young kids in our community. Nana expanded her mission to include entire classes of preschool children in the hopes that all children would have something of their very own to love while transitioning to the rigors of attending school.  Recently, the EACS Board of School Trustees honored ‘Nana’ for all she does for EACS kids!  Last year, she has passed out blankets to the pre-schoolers at Southwick Elementary and this year at New Haven Primary.  Nana said, “I enjoy talking with the children after they pick out their blanket as they excitedly explain to me the stories of the characters on their blankets. I know I can’t change the entire world, but I can make the world a little brighter one child at a time.”

Locally Nana is sponsored by Beacon Credit Union and the New Haven Chamber of Commerce.

POSTED: 02/20/15 at 6:57 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Architectural, engineering firms to be contracted

Jamie Duffy The Journal Gazette

The East Allen County Schools board Tuesday voted formally 5-2 to proceed with a $58 million building plan that will focus on the New Haven attendance area.

The building plan was originally proposed in early February as a $53.8 million building referendum, with another $4 million proposed in general obligation bonds.

The next step will be to hire architectural and engineering firms on two of the proposed projects, according to Chris Baker, board president. Those firms would be able to project costs and produce building renderings. The vote on the architectural and engineering firms is scheduled for the next board meeting March 3.

The plan calls for building a preschool special-education wing at New Haven Primary School, building a new New Haven Intermediate 3-6 school, and remodeling the existing 3-6 school to house the Alternative School and vocational school. Also, the plan would demolish the existing New Haven Middle School, the 64 building and the Park Hill Learning Center building.

The plan also proposes renovations to New Haven High School and the building on of a middle school wing to make it a 7-12 center under one roof. East Allen County Schools area operates on the community school concept where middle and high schools are in a compound or community setting.

The former New Haven Elementary School would transition into the administration building while the existing administration building would be demolished.


POSTED: 02/18/15 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

(WANE) – Police are investigating a fatality at the scene of a crash near I-469.

Police were called to the scene of the crash in the area of I-469, just south of U.S. 30, around 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. It’s not clear exactly when the accident may have happened. The vehicle involved was laying on its top in a ravine and the victim’s body was found on the ice next to it.

The person found dead was reported missing 7:30 Monday night, according to crews on the scene.


POSTED: 02/17/15 at 3:11 pm. FILED UNDER: News

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”


POSTED: 02/15/15 at 8:27 am. FILED UNDER: News