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Friday, November 21, 2014

East of Werling Road

November . . . . . . . 24-26

West of Werling Road

December . . . . . . . 1-5

Weather conditions, utility emergencies and mechanical problems may alter the schedule slightly, but all leaves will be picked up as close to the published schedule as possible. Note : Shordon Estates is WEST of Werling Road

POSTED: 11/21/14 at 6:33 am. FILED UNDER: News

Toys for Tots Drop Off Site New Haven City Hall

Toys for Tots is back again this year at New Haven City Hall in both lobbies of the Police Department and Administration. Toys for Tots will accept any toys that are new and not wrapped in Christmas paper. Toys will be accepted through Friday, December 5th at City Hall.

POSTED: 11/21/14 at 6:31 am. FILED UNDER: News

4-H Enrollment Now Open for 2015, Easier than Ever with New Online System Indiana 4-H enrollment is now open in Allen County through January 15, 2015. 4-H is a premier source of  enjoyable, educational programs to help young people reach their full potential. Plus, new for 2015, enrollment is easier than ever with the 4-H Online system, Indiana 4-H is the state’s largest youth development program for grades 3-12, reaching over 200,000 youth in all 92 counties. 4-H Youth Development Educators in each Purdue Extension county office coordinate local activities.

In Allen County, approved adult volunteers teach young people specific skills related to a wide variety of subjects through hands-on, experiential learning. Youth also develop leadership and citizenship skills by participating in one of 17 organized 4-H Clubs. Subjects include: science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); agriculture; citizenship; healthy living; art; consumer and family sciences; and more. In 2013, a Tufts University study showed that 4-H members also excel in positive youth development areas compared to peers, including:

 Four times more likely to contribute to their communities (grades 7-12)

 Two times more likely to make healthier choices (grade 7)

 Two times more likely to be civically active (grades 8-12)

 Two times more likely to participate in extracurricular STEM programs (grades 10-12)

Now, the new 4-H Online system makes it even more convenient to offer enrollment, event registration, calendars, and secure payment online. Youth may be enrolled in Allen County 4-H by January 15, 2015 online at or by visiting the Allen County Purdue Extension office, 4001 Crescent Avenue in Fort Wayne, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The $25 annual program fee per child includes an Indiana 4-H program fee of $15 and an Allen County 4-H program fee of $10.

For more information about specific 4-H subjects in Allen County or the 4-H program in general, visit or call Samm Johnson, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator, at 260-481-6826.

POSTED: 11/21/14 at 6:26 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Santa Arrives in New Haven & New Haven Holiday Open House
Friday, December 12, 2014… 5:30 – 7:45 p.m.

Santa will arrive in downtown New Haven on Friday, December 12, 2014 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Join everyone as Santa Claus arrives by fire truck at the New Haven Depot (located on State Street across from Moser Park) to greet children from 5:45 – 7:30 p.m. Bring your children to the New Haven Depot where they can meet Santa and enjoy refreshments. The Holiday Open House will also be held on Broadway in downtown New Haven from 5:30-7:45 p.m. This year’s event will host free horse drawn carriage rides, refreshments, Christmas carolers, and several prize giveaways from various businesses. Children (up to age 10) can register to win a bicycle at Ruhl Furniture and other door prizes. After greeting children, the horse drawn carriage will bring Santa back downtown to Ruhl Furniture and draw the winners at 7:45 p.m. Children can also enjoy refreshments and painting free ceramic ornaments at the Power House (located at 830 Main Street and sponsored by TJ Ceramics and the Power House).

The New Haven Chamber of Commerce will host their “Meet Me at 5:00” at Peter Franklin Jewelers (507 Broadway) from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Peter Franklin Jewelers will also host their Christmas Open House event and offer other prize giveaways.

Be sure to bring the entire family downtown for this holiday tradition. For more information, contact Deb-Anne Smith at the New Haven Mayor’s Office at 748-7072.

POSTED: 11/20/14 at 7:32 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

How does your family celebrate Thanksgiving? Are you joined by friends and/or family for a special feast? What do you eat? Most American families celebrate Thanksgiving by cooking turkey. According to , approx. 88 percent of U.S. households eat turkey on Thanksgiving at an average weight of 16 lbs a turkey that adds up to 736 million pounds that will be eaten this Thanksgiving.

Have you ever wondered what it costs to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal of turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, cranberries, and other goodies? The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 29th annual informal price survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $49.41, a 37-cent price increase from last year’s average of $49.04.

POSTED: 11/20/14 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

The Broadway Deli has officially closed it’s doors downtown New Haven.  Thank you to Dan and Renee for your years of service and friendship to many New Haven residents and customers. The Deli will truly be missed.

POSTED: 11/19/14 at 7:29 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

“Past…Present…Future!” NH Boys Basketball Fundraiser

Date: Saturday November 29th, 2014

Time: 4:00p.m. to-7:00p.m.

Where: NHHS Main Gym

The boys basketball program is hosting their 1st annual “Past…….Present…..Future!” Bulldog Fundraiser event.

Come out and see scrimmages from: Central Lutheran, New Haven Middle, Paul Harding Junior High, the entire New Haven high school boys basketball program, and past New Haven High School Boys

The fundraiser is to help fund the Boys Basketball program. Admission is $5.00 at the door Alumni fee is $25.00 (if participating, call NHHS, fill out the registration form).

Rack & Helens Meet and Greet immediately afterward 7 p.m.

POSTED: 11/19/14 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Bob Nelson
Erik Mollberg

The new low-power FM radio station approved for New Haven could be on the air by Jan. 1 and will focus on news, events and religious programs of interest to New Haven residents.

“We are going to be driven by what the listener likes,” said Bob Nelson, who organized the application for the station license in partnership with Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County.

Nelson provided information about WHNH, 101.3-FM, during a news conference Monday at the downtown Allen County Public Library. At the same event, Erik Mollberg, assistant manager of the library’s Access Fort Wayne public-access cable television center, also spoke about plans for the low-power FM radio station, WELT, 95.7-FM, granted to the library system.

Along with those two stations, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently also approved a low-power FM radio station license at 94.5-FM for Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Leo-Cedarville. Church representatives didn’t attend the news conference and could not be reached by phone Friday or Monday.


POSTED: 11/18/14 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

State police and other Indiana law enforcement agencies are increasing road patrols for about two weeks as people get ready to travel for Thanksgiving.

Police say patrols aimed at cracking down on impaired driving and seat-belt violations starting November 14 and will continue through Nov. 30.

Fort Wayne District Commander Lt. Tony Casto says Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods so officers will be working overtime. He says people who suspect someone is driving impaired should call 911. He says that will help police take action to prevent a possible tragedy.

During November 2013, there were 490 alcohol-related crashes across Indiana resulting in 224 injuries and 13 fatalities. A total of 735 drivers were arrested for driving under the influence and 9,500 seat belt citations were issued.

Please help do your part to make the Thanksgiving Holiday travel period safe by observing the following safety rules:

• If you are planning to travel make sure you are well rested, a fatigued driver is a dangerous driver.
• Avoid tailgating; remember the two-second rule.
• Make sure everyone is buckled up.
• Put down the electronic devices and drive.
• MOVE OVER, SLOW DOWN for emergency and highway service vehicles

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POSTED: 11/17/14 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News

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POSTED: 11/16/14 at 8:53 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Real Estate