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Saturday, December 20, 2014

POSTED: 12/19/14 at 6:48 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

POSTED: 12/18/14 at 8:47 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

•             Send e-cards instead of paper greeting cards.

•             Use reusable shopping bags.

•             Avoid gifts with a lot of packaging; tickets, gift cards, lessons and memberships create almost no waste.

•             Buy quality not quantity.  Quality means more durable and longer lasting.  This doesn’t necessarily translate to more expensive.

•             Buy gifts made with recycled content.

•             What about wrapping gifts in old maps, posters, newspapers or magazines?

So, what can be recycled?

•             Greeting cards, envelopes, gift cards and tags

•             Non-metallic wrapping paper

•             Non-metallic gift bags (handles removed)

•             Cardboard with clear plastic windows

•             Gift boxes

•             Old calendars (coils removed)

•             Electronics

•             Christmas Trees

Steer away from . . .

•             Disposable cups and tableware

•             Styrofoam

•             Shiny metallic-coated wrapping paper and gift bags

Save ribbons, bows, beads, string, garland and tinsel for next year.  Clean packing material can often be recycled through area packing and delivery services.

For more information about Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, visit year-round.

POSTED: 12/15/14 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

(21Alive) — New Haven police have arrested a man they believe robbed Fifth Third Bank in New Haven on Wednesday.

Detectives were able to use security camera footage to identify the getaway vehicle the suspects used in the robbery. A vehicle matching the description was spotted at the Cameron Court apartment complex in New Haven.


POSTED: 12/12/14 at 12:07 pm. FILED UNDER: News

Ms. Loretta Loy, owner of Nana’s Creations donated 45 ‘Blankets of Comfort’ to every pre-k student at New Haven Primary School on Thursday.  Ms. Loy said, “I want every pre-school child to have a blanket of their own. It’s important to me that kids have something that they can call their very own”. Nana’s Creations is able to provide blankets to pre-k students due to generous donations by Beacon Credit Union and the New Haven Chamber. If you’d like to purchase a blanket visit Beacon Credit Union in New Haven… all proceeds go right back into making more blankets for area children.  TO DATE “NANA” HAS DONATED OVER 3,000 BLANKETS TO STUDENTS IN OUR AREA.


POSTED: 12/11/14 at 8:10 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

On Monday, board members and representatives from the New Haven Community Foundation made a special announcement regarding the organization and its partnership with the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and the Lilly Endowment.














Bob Taylor, President of Do it Best Corp. also made a special presentation and significant contribution to the Community Foundation as the organization celebrated its first major corporate sponsorship. Do it Best Corp. President Bob Taylor stated, “We are very excited to get involved at the beginning stages of this and honored to make this presentation to the New Haven Community Foundation and invest in its future.”

“Community support like this gives us an opportunity to build our Foundation for the future of New Haven so that New Haven can continue to grow as a viable and desirable community for current and future residents,” said Mayor McDonald. “The people of New Haven share a strong sense of camaraderie where residents and businesses come together to make things happen. All contributions to the New Haven Community Foundation will make a lasting impact right here in our community.”

Chamber President, Charlie Hatten said, “We are excited to partner with the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne who has offered a $100,000 match of funds from the Lilly Endowment to help the New Haven Community Foundation grow.”

For more information, contact Craig Dellinger at (260) 460-7161 or Charlie Hatten at the New Haven Chamber at (260) 749-4484. Together, we are building a local foundation for a stronger community.

POSTED: 12/09/14 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

While we are all aware of the difficult economy and the uncertainty of the job market, local charities are having hard times too. The economy affects everyone and especially not-for-profits that depend on the generosity of individual donors for much of their operating budget. Every day they are finding new ways to do more with less. When dollars are few and prices are high, our local New Haven organizations need you. You are the ones who will keep their doors open, their shelves stocked, and their clients and members provided for. Please consider making an extra mile gift to your favorite charity this year. It will surely be appreciated. Thank you for caring!

The Power House Youth Center, 830 Main Street New Haven, IN 46774,  493-3880

New Haven Food Bank, 800 Green Street New Haven, IN 46774,  749-2163 (for assistance)

POSTED: 11/26/14 at 9:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

The New Haven Parks and Recreation Department has been chosen as the recipient of a 2014 Awards of Excellence Award from the Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA).  IPRA will present the award publicly at a special awards banquet at the IPRA State Conference in Michigan City on January 15, 2014.

The 4 Wellness Summer Series is four running events that are a collaboration between the parks department, the New Haven High School Cross Country teams and Well Strategies Inc, a local wellness non-profit. These events appeal to all ages and abilities and our main focus is to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle. The series includes an elementary mile run, a 5K, A kid’s triathlon and a 10K. 2014 sponsors include Parkview Physicians Group, Parkview Live, Lutheran Health Network, Indiana Physical Therapy, Beacon Credit Union and Three Rivers Running Company.

Each year, IPRA Awards of Excellence are presented to individuals and agencies across Indiana to honor their efforts – both personally and professionally in the field of Parks and Recreation.  Winners are evaluated by their peers in the industry based upon a scoring system for quality of the project, impact on the community, creative solutions as well as other criteria.

For more information on the IPRA and the Awards of Excellence program, please contact the IPRA Office at 317-573-4035 or  Visit for general information.

The Indiana Park and Recreation Association founded 1916 is a state not-for-profit membership association dedicated to advancing the value of parks and recreation and those that provide it.   Through its network of recreation and park professionals, corporations, elected officials and organizations, IPRA encourages the promotion of health and wellness, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources.

4 Wellness Summer Series

Since 2012 the New Haven-Adams Twp. Parks & Recreation Department has partnered with the New Haven High School Cross County/Track teams and the not for profit Well Strategies Inc to put on four running/walking events. These events are held once a month, May-August and include the Elementary Mile Run, the Canal Days 5K, the Jury Kids Triathlon and the New Haven 10K. The series was developed to get people active and to promote a healthy lifestyle. In 2014 we had 520 participants from 5 years old in the Elementary Mile to 76 years young in the New Haven 10K. We have information on the series under the event tab on our website  If you have any questions or would like to sponsor one or all of our events please contact me at 260-749-2212 or email

Superintendent, New Haven-Adams Twp. Parks & Recreation

POSTED: 11/24/14 at 10:21 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

OmniSource Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Steel Dynamics, one of the nation’s leading metals recycling companies, is looking for experienced candidates to join our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift maintenance teams at our Fort Wayne, Indiana facilities. Below is a list of position responsibilities and requirements. Please indicate your shift preference when applying for the position. We are very competitive as a company with compensation and benefits. We are now offering a $2,000 sign on bonus for maintenance employees!

This position will be responsible for preventative maintenance of equipment, troubleshooting and repair of equipment, safe work practices at all times, welding and fabrication as needed, and other maintenance tasks as assigned.

Successful candidates will have experience in conveyors, drives, hydraulics, pneumatics, mobile equipment operation, ability to read schematics / diagrams / blueprints, and welding / fabrication. Industrial maintenance experience is a plus.

OmniSource offers competitive compensation and a full benefits package including: medical, dental, and life insurance, prescription drug insurance, disability coverage, 401(k) with company match, profit sharing, restricted stock units, bonus, tool allowance, and many other benefits.

Please submit resume to:
OmniSource Corporation
Attn: HR- Maintenance
7575 West Jefferson Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804


No phone calls please. We will only contact individuals we are interested in pursuing for this opening.

OmniSource is an equal opportunity employer.

POSTED: 11/22/14 at 9:18 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

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