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Saturday, January 31, 2015

This year’s New Haven High School Hall of Fame:

Kay Yoder, long-time New Haven teacher and pioneer of women’s athletics at New Haven High School.  In the early years of IHSAA competition, Yoder successfully coached women’s volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis and gymnastics for the Lady Bulldogs, In addition, Yoder enjoyed a 20 year career as a licensed IHSAA official,  that included numerous awards, working the state finals and being named to the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame as an official.

Ed Steger, class of 1982. Individual record holder of most New Haven rushing and scoring records until eclipsed by Cory Jacquay twenty years later, Steger helped to lead the Bulldogs to an undefeated regular season, two NEIAC football championships. Steger was also chosen to play in the North-South All-Star game went on to play two years at Ball State before injuries curtailed his career.

Zach Dommer, class of 2003. No athlete in New Haven history has come close to the 16 varsity letters earned by Dommer who successfully competed and lettered four years each in football, track and the rare combination of wrestling and basketball. Dommer was recognized by the state of Indiana as the only student on record to have lettered four consecutive years in both wrestling and basketball and gained All-Conference honors in both sports. In addition, Dommer would also gain All-State honors in football, wrestling and track in his storied career at New Haven.

POSTED: 01/31/15 at 7:56 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


About the Award: New Haven has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to help others and make new connections that bring us closer together as families, neighbors and communities. Recognizing and honoring volunteers sets a standard of service, encourages a sustained commitment to civic participation, and inspires others to make service a part of their lives. The Bill Fritcha Memorial Award recognizes individuals who have achieved a certain standard measured by the number of hours of service over a 12 month period, or cumulative hours based over the course of a lifetime.

The Bill Fritcha Memorial Award was established in 2011 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve. Mayor Terry McDonald created the Bill Fritcha Memorial Award as a way to thank and honor individuals by their demonstrated commitment and example; and to inspire others to engage in volunteer service.


POSTED: 01/30/15 at 6:55 am. FILED UNDER: News

Teams: F.W. Bishop Luers, F.W. Snider, F.W. South Side, F.W. Wayne Wayne, Heritage, Homestead, Huntington, North, Leo, New Haven, Woodlan

Tournament Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015

The following time schedule will be used for the New Haven Wrestling Sectional:

Weigh-In 7:30 a.m.

Round #1 – Pigtails & Quarter-finals 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Round #2 – Semi-finals & 1st Round Losers Bracket 10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Break 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Round #3 – Wrestle Backs 12.45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Finals – 3 Mats 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

POSTED: 01/27/15 at 9:08 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Participating shops at Covington Plaza (in Fort Wayne) are hosting a Souper Bowl Cook-off to help restock the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission/Charis House and Street Reach for Homeless.  Saturday, January 31st, 2015 from 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (or while supplies last).  All we ask is that you bring a non-perishable food product, travel size toiletries or a monetary donation to help these charities restock after the holiday season.  With a donation to the cause, you get to taste all the soups that are prepared throughout the participating shops in Covington Plaza.  No purchase required at any of the store, just a donation to the charity.  Come stroll the plaza and enjoy some tasty soups along the way.

Participating store are as follows:

Susan’s Fashions

b.mitchel fine jewelry

Merle Norman Cosmetics

The Monogram Shoppe & More

The Olive Twist

Symmetry Fashion

Christopher James Menswear

Jophiel Women’s Clothing

POSTED: 01/27/15 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: News

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: There will be a Blood Drive in the Fellowship Hall of the New Haven United Methodist Church on Monday, February 9, from 3:00-7:00 PM. To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767, or go on line to redcross, sponsor code umcnewh. You may also drop in during donation hours.

POSTED: 01/25/15 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

Saturday was the ribbon cutting at New Haven’s newest attraction.  The Winner’s Circle Brew Pub is now open in the Lutheran Medical Plaza at the corner of State Road 930 and Minnich Road.  The newly remodeled 8000+ square foot facility hosts a full bar featuring local craft brews, a full food menu, and Off Track Betting on horses.  The Winner’s Circle is owned and operated by Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson, Indiana.  They will be open Sunday through Thursday – 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 a.m.   Here’s a link to their website:

Photos by Craig Dellinger… click here for his website



POSTED: 01/25/15 at 8:30 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News

This video was created to introduce potential incoming freshmen to New Haven High School. While this video doesn’t cover everything they do at NHHS, it will give you a sneak peak into our school.



POSTED: 01/22/15 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools




POSTED: 01/21/15 at 8:54 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

The New Haven Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of New Haven will be holding the 2015 State of the City Address on Monday, March 16, 2015. Mayor Terry McDonald will share with the audience a recap of 2014 and what is in store for New Haven in the upcoming year. Also, a dinner will be served for all to enjoy, supplied by The Orchid Reception Hall where the event will take place. The cost of the event is $25.00 per person, or $175.00 for a table of eight and will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. For information on how you can reserve your spot at this dinner, call the Chamber office at 749-4484 or email

POSTED: 01/20/15 at 6:35 am. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 01/13/15 at 7:44 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools