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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Haven Middle School 8th grade students demonstrated a scientific ‘egg drop’ experiment to find the most effective way to protect boxed eggs dropped from the two story school building. It was an eye opener for a lot of students as they realized the packaging was not secure enough to keep the eggs from cracking. “This experiment is always a fun and engaging activity for students”, said Mr. Knight, teacher.

POSTED: 09/16/14 at 9:06 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

On Tuesday evening the Lady Bulldogs cruised to victory over Churubusco by an almost perfect score.  Hayley Newman led the team with the individual victory.  New Haven took the next 5 spots with Paige Boatright (2nd), Brooke Feipel (3rd), Ally Holcomb (4th), Kaylee Covella (5th), and Ariel Stier (6th).

The boys team also defeated Churubusco.  Deric Laurent and Josh Hiatt led the team with a 1-2 finish.  Also placing for the varsity team were Brayan Pizano (4th), Michael Meyer (6th), Jordan Lahr (7th), Grant Atkinson (9th), and Kyle Charles (11th).

POSTED: 09/16/14 at 9:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

The St. Louis Besancon rummage sale will take place this Friday (September 19th) and Saturday (September 20th) Friday’s hours are from 9-6:30 and Saturday will be open from 9am-noon with all day fill-a-bag for $4.

The sale will take place in the parish hall located just behind St. Louis Academy at 15535 Lincoln HWY East (4 miles east of I-469 and US 30 on old US 30)

POSTED: 09/16/14 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

New Haven Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you to New Haven at their “Sample New Haven”.  On Saturday, October 4 beginning at 11:00 a.m. you can join the festivities by paying $2 per individual and $5 per family and receiving a Smiley Face Stamp on your hand. Then you have the culinary joy of receiving, all along Broadway, samples of our local restaurants at “Sample New Haven”.  Make sure to pick out your favorite one to help choose “The People’s Choice” award.

As you satisfy your hunger you can participate in the “Stop N Shop Scavenger Hunt”. While stopping by businesses you can pick up clues, which when put together correctly spell a secret phrase. Once you have figured out the phrase you will be entered into a drawing for a 2015 Family Pass to Jury Pool, given by the New Haven Parks Department.

Then go to Canal Landing Park for a variety of family activities, which are free, that include: balloon animals, face painting by T.A.G. Art, bounce houses from Pop Up Party Rentals, a police K-9 demonstration by our own New Haven Police, display of the Antique Fire Engine provided by the Adams Township Fire Department, as well as looking at sun spots through a special telescope provided by the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. You can enjoy all of these activities while listening to music provided by the New Haven Alumni Band.

So come to New Haven on October 4th and let us show you what making New Haven your home is all about.

POSTED: 09/16/14 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Women’s Bureau 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

The Women’s Bureau is proud to announce the 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will take place on September 20, 2014 at Headwaters Park West. This annual, international men’s march is about much more than just high-heeled shoes. It is an opportunity to raise community awareness and to get people talking in a safe environment about sexual assault and gender-based violence. The walk is open to everyone – men, women and children – with or without heels.

Who: The Women’s Bureau along with sponsors of the event which include: Sweetwater Sound, Verizon Wireless, Frontier Communications, PHP, PNC, Norfolk Southern, Indiana’s NewsCenter, WBOI, Glo Magazine, One Lucky Guitar and JH Specialty.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 am. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 am.

Where: Headwaters Park West, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802

Additional information is available on the Women’s Bureau website at or by calling the office at (260) 424-7977.


POSTED: 09/16/14 at 7:33 am. FILED UNDER: News


Twisted mess, no spill

31-car pileup near New Haven leaves piles of steel, no injuries

Frank Gray and Vivian Sade | The Journal Gazette

Photos by Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette

Mangled freight cars are scattered across the tracks after a derailment Monday morning east of New Haven near Webster Road. Authorities said 31 freight and tanker cars jumped the tracks. No injuries were reported.

Rail cars litter the area after a 31-car derailment east of New Haven. Officials said the cleanup could take time and urged residents to stay clear of the area.

Thirty-one cars of a Norfolk and Southern Railroad train derailed about 6 a.m. Monday along Dawkins Road near Webster Road in New Haven, leaving twisted rails, mangled cars and tankers in ditches along the tracks.

The train had a crew of three, and none of them were injured, and railroad officials say no hazardous materials were released.

The train, headed from Bellevue, Ohio, to Decatur, Illinois, was hauling 84 cars along a stretch of track where the speed limit was 50 mph. Sixty of the cars were empty.


The New Haven Fire Department responded to Dawkins Road and Webster Road just before 6:00 a.m., after several people reported the derailment. 31 of the Norfolk Southern train’s 84 cars were off the track. Five of the cars remained upright while the rest were on their sides. Officials say all the cars were empty, so nothing spilled.

Norfolk Southern sent two contractors to the scene to help clean-up. There’s no estimated time on what that will be complete.


POSTED: 09/15/14 at 10:48 am. FILED UNDER: News

On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs cross country team finished 4th out of 17 teams at the Wildcat Invitational at Indiana Wesleyan.  Hayley Newman led the team with a 13th place finish in 19:53, becoming only the third girl in school history to break 20 minutes.  Paige Boatright also medaled with a 22nd place finish.  Also placing for the varsity team were Kaylee Covella (26th), Ariel Stier (40th), Ally Holcomb (44th), and Brooke Feipel (53rd).  Bridgette Yoder placed 3rd in the JV race.

The boys’ team placed 5th out of 18 teams.  Deric Laurent led the team with a 2nd place finish in 15:54, becoming the 4th runner in school history to break 16 minutes.  Also medaling was Josh Hiatt in 21st place.  Others to place for the varsity team were Brayan Pizano 34th), Jordan Lahr (45th), and Michael Meyer (65th).  Bailey Yoder placed 6th in the JV race.

POSTED: 09/14/14 at 9:38 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

The New Haven Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at approximately 11:40 am, Saturday morning. Two black men, in their 20′s, wearing black ski masks and black gloves entered Bill’s Used Cars located at 4807 New Haven Avenue and demanded cash. The Victim reported, one of the men brandished a handgun, and ordered him to a bathroom and not to come out. The two men took an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled the scene in a vehicle. The Victim could not give a vehicle description. The investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information, please contact NHPD at 748-7080 .

POSTED: 09/14/14 at 8:17 am. FILED UNDER: News

At approximately 7:30 pm on September 11, 2014, a New Haven Police Officer was on patrol in the 200 block of Lincoln Highway West when he observed a former New Haven resident, Todd Lee. Officers knew Mr. Lee had an active warrant out for his arrest. Mr. Lee was then seen going into a residence of a trailer park in that area and other officers were called to assist.

As officers approached the residence, they observed Mr. Lee and another individual, later identified as Aaron Kelly, in the front room with what officers believed to be narcotics being manufactured in plain view on a table. Officers also noted a strong chemical odor coming from the residence. Upon taking Mr. Lee into custody, officers observed a large can of fuel, coffee filters and a funnel right next to where Mr. Lee and Mr. Kelly had been sitting. Officers noted the chemical smell was much stronger inside the trailer and the NHAT Fire Department was placed on stand-by due to the potential of fire hazards associated with meth manufacturing. Once the two suspects were taken into custody, the Fort Wayne Police Department Meth Suppression Unit was contacted to process the scene.

While processing the crime scene, officers located more items used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine. Mr. Lee and Mr. Kelly were each charged with Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of two or more Precursors with the intent to Manufacture (both felonies), and Possession of Paraphernalia (misdemeanor).

The Allen County Drug Task Force also assisted in this investigation.

Todd Lee M/W/29 years old from Ossian, IN (Original warrant was for Possession of Paraphernalia)
Aaron Kelly M/W/28 years old from Fort Wayne, IN

POSTED: 09/12/14 at 10:49 am. FILED UNDER: News

Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) today issued the following statement on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks:

“Today we remember the thousands of lives lost in the tragic terrorist attacks on our nation thirteen years ago. We lift up in prayer the families of our fallen brothers and sisters, and we say thank you to our first responders and men and women in uniform.

“May our memories and actions honor the fallen. May the world know that the United States remains strong in our resolve to stand united against the forces of evil who plot against our country. May we never forget and may God bless the land of the free and home of the brave.”


POSTED: 09/11/14 at 7:07 pm. FILED UNDER: News