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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

by Beth Stauffer

William Wicker receives a pin in honor of his service

On Monday, September 29th, 2014, Genesis Healthcare in New Haven took time out to recognize those who gave a portion of their lives in service to the United States of America.  More than 25 veterans, who are all currently residents at Genesis Healthcare, were recognized from each branch of service:  the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and National Guard.

New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald gave the opening remarks at the ceremony, in which all of the veterans received a pin and a certificate.  Tom Didier led the large crowd that was assembled in the Dining Hall in a beautiful rendition of “God Bless America”.

William Wicker, a United States Army veteran who served in World War II, was openly moved to tears as Didier sang “God Bless America”.  Wicker said that he loves America, and is proud to have served during the great war.

Following the pinning ceremony, residents and those in attendance at the ceremony were treated to snacks and entertainment.

POSTED: 09/30/14 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: News

On Saturday, the Boys’ cross country team won the AA Division of the New Haven Classic by defeating 16 other teams.  Deric Laurent led the team to the victory while winning the golden first place trophy and beating 176 other runners.  Teammate Josh Hiatt won a trophy with his 4th place finish.  Brayan Pizano won a plaque with his 14th place finish.  Also placing for the varsity squad were Jordan Lahr (26th), Michael Meyer (46th), Grant Atkinson (67th), and Kyle Charles (94th).

The girls team finished 4th out of 19 teams at the New Haven Classic.  Paige Boatright led the team with a 11th place finish to earn a plaque.  Also earning plaques were Hayley Newman (14th) and Brooke Feipel (25th).  Other girls to place for the varsity squad were Ariel Stier (35th), Ally Holcomb (50th), Kaylee Covella (57th), and Bri Dishong (62nd).

Both teams will compete this Saturday at the NHC Meet at the Plex.






Photo by Brent Hiatt


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by Beth Stauffer

New Haven Family Dentistry Celebrating 47 Years of Brighter Smiles

The friendly folks at New Haven Family Dentistry are currently celebrating more than 47 years of making New Haven’s smiles brighter.

The practice, which was opened by Dr. Robert Ellison in 1967, originally opened across the street from its current location on Professional Park Drive.  Then, in 2007, Dr. Todd Kleinrichert came on board and purchased the practice from Dr. Ellison, who remains a part of the practice to this day filling in as needed.  In June, the practice added a third dentist to the staff when Dr. Mark Noll joined New Haven Family Dentistry as an associate.  The practice also employs 3 full-time hygienists, 2 full time expanded function dental hygienists, and 3 front office staff members.

For Dr. Kleinrichert, the heart of New Haven Family Dentistry is its patients, and patient care is the main focus of the dental practice.  “Our goal is to give patients the very best care that I can give them,” said Dr. Kleinrichert.  “My goal has always been to remember that I work for God, so I try to treat everybody with that same concept in mind.  Compassion, treating people as people and not just a tooth or a number is very important to me.  I want to make sure I’m treating people how I want to be treated and with the respect they deserve.”

If you are interested in spiffing up your smile, New Haven Family Dentistry is currently accepting new patients at their office located at 615 Professional Park Drive.  The practice’s phone number is 260-493-2113.

POSTED: 09/25/14 at 7:27 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

8th Annual Sample New Haven

Saturday, October 4… 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Cost: $2 individual or $5 family All participants will be able to taste food samples from local businesses along Broadway and vote for the People’s Choice Awards.
Stop by local businesses and pick up a clue. Put the clues together to spell the secret phase and then enter our prize drawing for a 2015 Family Pass to Jury Pool.
Join us in Canal Landing Park for FREE family activities including: balloon animals, face painting by T.A.G. Art, bounce houses from Pop Up Party Rentals, and a police K-9 demonstration by the New Haven Police Department. You can also view the display of the Antique Fire Engine provided by the New Haven/Adams Township Fire Department and look through a special telescope provided by the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. Live entertainment will be provided by the New Haven Alumni Band.
For more information, please contact the New Haven Chamber of Commerce at 749-4484.

POSTED: 09/25/14 at 7:12 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

The New Haven Utility Department will begin its annual, leaf only, pick up on October 14, 2014 and continue through December 5, 2014. Leaves that are picked up are recycled into compost, which is available free to the public at the Utility Complex located at 2455 Summit Street. Therefore, eliminating trash and debris is of the utmost importance. Bagged leaves WILL NOT be accepted as this will inhibit the pick up process and the bags are not conducive to composting. Leaves should be ready on the first pick up day of the week that crews are scheduled to be in your part of the city. Leaves must be raked onto the park strip between the sidewalk and curb (NOT IN THE STREET), and away from street signs, poles, mailboxes and parked cars. Long rows are preferred over one big pile. 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.

2014 Leaf Pick Up Schedule
East of Werling Road
October . . . . . . . . . 14-17
October . . . . . . . . 27-31
November . . . . . . . 10-14
November . . . . . . . 24-26
West of Werling Road
October . . . . . . . . . 20-24
November . . . . . . . 3-7
November . . . . . . . 17-21
December . . . . . . . 1-5
*Note: No leaf pick up on November 4 or November 11 City offices will be closed.
*Note: Shordon Estates is WEST of Werling Road

POSTED: 09/25/14 at 6:57 am. FILED UNDER: News

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center are renewing a campaign called “See Something Say Something” in light of heightened tensions in the Middle East.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity is urged to contact local law enforcement authorities. The fusion center may also be contacted at 877-226-1026 or by email at If danger is imminent, residents should call 911.

The Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center collects, analyzes and disseminates intelligence data on criminal and terrorist activity in Indiana.

The “See Something Say Something” campaign uses public service announcements, posters, social and broadcast media and websites to urge citizens to watch for and report suspicious activity.

More information about the “See Something Say Something” campaign can be viewed at

POSTED: 09/25/14 at 6:51 am. FILED UNDER: News

New Haven Water Customers Annual Hydrant Flushing Schedule

The New Haven Water Department began its annual fire hydrant flushing Monday, September 22, 2014 and will continue through Friday, October 3, 2014. When flushing occurs in your area, extra precautions should be taken to insure no problems occur in your household.

On days flushing occurs in your area, please avoid doing laundry. If you cannot avoid doing laundry, please be sure NOT to wash any white clothing. The process of flushing normally disturbs the water mains and could cause iron (rusty water) in the system. The iron will normally not last long. If iron persists in your water, open as many water sources as possible within your home and let the water flow for approximately five (5) minutes or until the water clears. If discoloring persists, please call the New Haven Water Department Office at 748-7050 between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.

Section I: September 22, 23, 24
All fire hydrants west of Hartzell Road (Meadowbrook, Heatherwoood, Ridgeview, Woodfield, Castlerock)
Section II: September 24, 25, 26
All fire hydrants east of Hartzell Road and west of Werling Road, Valley Creek and Arrow Haven: (Cottonwood, Walnut Ridge, Lakewood, Ashford Lakes, Sturm and Woodridge)
Section III: September 29, 30 – October 1
All fire hydrants east of Werling Road and west of Green Road, not including Valley Creek and Arrow Haven: (Straford, Pinestone, Scarborough, Timbercreek, Barber’s Point, Main and Powers)
Section IV: October 1, 2, 3
All fire hydrants east of Green Road and Green Street: (Highland Terrace, Tanglewood, Cameron Creek and Canal Ridge)

POSTED: 09/24/14 at 8:12 am. FILED UNDER: News


The New Haven Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the City of New Haven to celebrate New Haven Business Appreciation Week from

Photo by Tim Martin

September 29-October 3rd. Show your support for our local businesses and shop local, eat local, and get your services locally. When we support our neighbors in their business and the services and goods they provide, we all prosper and grow.

The New Haven High School Bulldogs will celebrate the Annual Homecoming with their annual parade on Friday October 3rd at 4:30 p.m. After the parade, join all of the pre-game fun and activities at NHHS and cheer on the fighting Bulldogs as they take on Bellmont. Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. (Parade Route: St. John’s parking lot to Powers, west on Powers to Broadway, south on Broadway to Park Avenue, east on Park Avenue to Green, south on Green across S.R. 930 to New Haven High School. Go Bulldogs!

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