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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

For past four years, first graders at Central Lutheran School have participated in a letter exchange with other schools from around the country. They decorate a letter, mail it to the other schools, and wait for other letters to arrive. As a special ending, local mail carrier Angie Moeller brings her mail truck to the school to talk to the students about the mailing process, let them place their envelopes in the trunk, and allow them to honk the horn!


POSTED: 09/02/14 at 10:12 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Tox-Away Day is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the former Navistar Tech Center parking lot, 2911 Meyer Road.

Hosted by the Allen County Solid Waste Management District, the event is open to county residents only. Registration forms will be available on-site at the event or may be downloaded and printed ahead of time at Minimal fees apply.

Materials that will be accepted include: toxic household cleaners, health and beauty products, batteries, lawn chemicals, pool chemicals, oil-based paints, paint thinners, automotive products, mercury items, fluorescent light bulbs, propane tanks, fire extinguishers, etc.

Materials not accepted include latex paint, explosives, radioactive material, steel drums, infectious waste, tires, and steel drums. (Latex paint can be air dried and thrown in the garbage).

Bring products in their original containers. Do not mix products or remove labels. For more information for small businesses and non-profits interested in participating, call 449-7878 or visit

POSTED: 09/02/14 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News

Against Wayne HS

1st set    25  17   New Haven
2nd set   25  23   New Haven
3rd set    25  16   New Haven

PHOTOS BY DON SPRINGER… click on photo to enlarge, right click to save

POSTED: 09/01/14 at 7:03 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

On Saturday, the boys’ cross country team finished 3rd out of 24 teams at the Columbus Grove Invitational.  Deric Laurent led the team with a 2nd place finish in 16:12.5.  Next for the team was Josh Hiatt in 10th place in 17:13.8.  Other finishers for the team were Brayan Pizano (14th), Jordan Lahr (36th), Michael Meyer (63rd), and Grant Atkinson (64th).

In the boy’s JV the team finished 9th.  Bailey Yoder won the reserve race in 17:38.  Also placing for the JV team were Kyle Charles (8th), Caleb Felger (24th), Jonathan Boatright (96th), and Kaleb Myers (123rd).

In the girls’ race, New Haven finished 2nd out of 24 teams.  Hayley Newman and Paige Boatright led the team with a 9th and 10th place finishes respectively.  Also placing for the team were Brooke Feipel (27th), Kaylee Covella (28th), Ally Holcomb (47th), Ariel Stier (55th), and Bri Dishong (86th).

POSTED: 09/01/14 at 8:33 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

As we pause this Labor Day weekend to pay tribute to the contributions of workers to the strength and prosperity of our country, let’s not forget the degree to which workers’ health determines the extent and longevity of their ability to contribute. And let’s not forget the degree to which a tobacco-free lifestyle determines a worker’s health.

One of the most powerful impacts an employer can have on ensuring worker health is in establishing strong, comprehensive tobacco-free policies for their worksites and providing robust cessation support to enable their tobacco-using employees to quit.
Businesses without strong smoke-free policies lose money in higher health insurance costs and lost productivity alike. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average annual healthcare expenditures for a tobacco user are $3,300 higher ($11,980) than those of a non-tobacco-user ($8,680). In productivity, for every smoker who spends an hour a day smoking, a business will lose an average of 10 work days of productivity annually.

Smokers and nonsmokers work side-by-side every day, building our communities and providing for their families. Over one-fifth (21.2%) of adults in Allen county are tobacco smokers. Until we have strong tobacco-free policies to protect all employees and clients in all workplaces–including restaurants, bars and off-track betting facilities–Allen County workers will be subjected to the harmful effects of secondhand smoke, damaging their health and leading to missed days of work. No worker in Allen County should have to choose to put their health at risk to put food on the table.

I encourage everyone to reach out to employers, council members, friends and family to push for 100% tobacco-free workplaces and homes. Let’s make Allen County Indiana’s MOST healthy place to live and work!

Nancy Cripe
Tobacco Education Coordinator
Tobacco Free Allen County

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 2:45 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Opinions

@JG_GregJones as well the Journal Gazette sports department Twitter feed: @journalgsports

Bishop Dwenger 44, Concordia 13

Bishop Luers 58, Northrop 7

North Side 49, Delta 26

Snider 49, South Side 0

Wayne 53, Kokomo 47

Bellmont 44, South Adams 6

Columbia City 43, Whitko 20

Warsaw 25, East Noble 24

DeKalb 26, Garrett 20

Heritage 31, Norwell 21

Homestead at Valparaiso, 7:30 p.m.

Carroll 10, Huntington North 0

New Haven 48, Lakeland 8

Bluffton 28, Manchester 21

Eastside 26, Adams Central 7

Leo 38, Angola 0

Woodlan 40, Prairie Heights 6

LaVille 14, Central Noble 0

Lewis Cass 16, Churubusco 7

Southern Wells 49, Fremont 7

Bremen 35, Tippecanoe Valley 19

Wawasee 48, West Noble 6

POSTED: 08/30/14 at 10:08 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

I-469 victim, 51, grew up in area, loved cabinetry

Chris Meyers | The Journal Gazette

A New Haven man and a Fort Wayne woman were identified as two people who died in separate crashes Wednesday in Allen County.

Rick Richhart, 51, of New Haven, was headed east on Parent Road about 2:30 p.m. when his truck crashed through a guardrail at the end of the rural road, went up an embankment and flipped onto Interstate 469, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office and sheriff’s department.

The coroner’s office said the cause of death was blunt force trauma and ruled it accidental.

Richhart, a New Haven native, grew up in the area where he died, his wife of 12 years, Cindy Richhart, said Thursday night.

“I just talked with his brother tonight, and he said they used to drive that way all the time,” she said.

She and Richhart’s family wonder if a doctor’s appointment before the crash could have distracted him while he drove.

“He was in shock with what the doctor said, and I think he kind of zoned (out),” Cindy Richhart said, adding that her husband called her cellphone that afternoon, but she missed the call because she was at work.


POSTED: 08/29/14 at 6:50 am. FILED UNDER: News


Each sport is also selling them for NHHS and NHMS.

The NHHS cheerleaders are currently selling the (attached) New Haven Bulldog decals and license plates.

The NHHS football players are selling discount cards starting tomorrow

POSTED: 08/28/14 at 10:34 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

POSTED: 08/28/14 at 10:30 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News

POSTED: 08/28/14 at 10:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News, The Blogging Bulldog