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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Great job Wednesday by the New Haven Chamber of Commerce on their Ag Day. Thank you to the Woodlan and Heritage FFA students for a great breakfast, Thank you to all the speakers, Thank you to all the exhibitors, Thank you to all the volunteers, and of course, Thank you to the many area farmers and business people that attended.

POSTED: 07/31/14 at 9:44 am

Brewhaven Craft Beer Festival & Pre Fest Beer Feast-Trion Tavern

The following streets will be closed on Friday, August 1st, 2014 at 7:00 a.m. until Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. Main Street from Broadway to Ann Street, Ann Street from Main Street to Summit Street. The intersection at Main Street and Ann Street (August 2, 2014 only) (The parking lot behind the Trion Tavern, will be closed) City of New Haven Engineering Department, 815 Lincoln Hwy. East • New Haven, IN 46774… 260-748-7030

POSTED: 07/31/14 at 2:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News

4-H Graduates – Year 2014

Ten year and final year 4-H members were recently recognized at the Allen County Fair.  There were nineteen young people who completed 10 years of participation in the 4-H program.  They were:

Kevin Berning of Decatur, Pride of Allen County Dairy 4H Club

Madeline Brown of Fort Wayne, member of Aboite Homesteaders 4-H Club

Callie Buesching of Fort Wayne, member of Eel River 4-H Club

Joey Corbat of Fort Wayne, Individual Study

Courtney DelaCuesta of Fort Wayne, member of Aboite Homesteaders 4-H Club

Jennifer Dowler of Hoagland, member of Caprine Capers 4-H Club

Jared Emenhiser of Monroeville, member of Dedicated Dudes & Darlins 4-H Club

Allison Grime of Fort Wayne, Individual Study

Alicia Heckley of Woodburm, Individual Study

Emily Kleine of Monroeville, member of Marion BG’s 4-H Club

Caylee Knafel of Churubusco, member of Eel River 4-H Club

Katherine Minard of Fort Wayne, member of Blue Ribbons 4-H Club

Breinne Mudrack, of Fort Wayne, member of Perry Boosters 4-H Club

Kelsey Norwalk of Carmel, member of Aboite Homesteaders 4-H Club

Josh Raber of Harlan, member of Cedar Creek Companions 4-H Club

Samuel Stein of New Haven, member of New Haven Clovers 4-H Club

Ian Tinsley of Fort Wayne, member of Aboite Homesteaders 4-H Club

Cody Wood of Woodburn, member of Caprine Capers 4-H Club

Clare Wyss of Auburn, member of Dog Club


Thirteen young people participated in their final year of 4-H.  They were:

Alexis Alday of Fort Wayne, member of Sport Horse 4-H Club

Madelyn Beck of of Fort Wayne, member of Sport Horse 4-H Club

Shelby Blanton of Huntertown, member of Saddlebums 4-H Club

Megan Brockhouse of Fort Wayne, member of Blue Ridge Equestrian 4-H Club

Shelby Byall of Fort Wayne, member of Blue Ridge Equestrian 4-H Club

Tori Criswell of New Haven, member of Dedicated Dudes & Darlins 4-H Club

Abigail Hoffman of Monroeville, Individual Study

Erica Hoot of Churubusco, member of Perry Boosters 4-H Club

Hannah Kammeyer of Fort Wayne, Member of Individual Study

Tyler Loe of Ossian, member of Pride of Allen County Dairy 4-H Club

Martin Lortie of Monroeville, member of Monroe Hustlers 4-H Club

Bethany Russell of Grabill, member of Sport Horse 4-H Club

Sarah Voors of Monroeville, member of Maumee Go Getters 4-H Club

POSTED: 07/31/14 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

OmniSource is actively seeking Multi-Craft Maintenance Mechanics.  Responsibilities include: welding and fabrication, performing preventative maintenance on equipment, maintain complete and accurate maintenance documentation, complying with OSHA guidelines.

Requirements include: welding, fabrication, and torching experience, mobile equipment experience, electrical repair abilities, strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to read diagrams, schematics, and blueprints.

OmniSource offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package.  Please submit resume to, or by mail:

OmniSource Corporation

Attn: HR- Maintenance

7575 West Jefferson Blvd

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

OmniSource is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSTED: 07/29/14 at 4:11 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Meet New Principal of New Haven Primary

Mrs. Danielle Newman has been in education all her life.  She was raised in a home where her dad was her high school principal. “It definitely was an interesting childhood with high expectations from both my mom and dad”, said Mrs. Newman.

She attended Bowling Green State University for her first two years of college.  She received her undergraduate and two graduate/master’s degrees at IPFW.  She has been a teacher for 17 years. She has worked with 4th graders up to and including 8th grade students as a teacher and an instructional coach.  She had the opportunity to work with kids at New Haven Intermediate, Leo Elementary, Leo Junior-Senior High, and Paul Harding Junior High.  Mrs. Newman said, “I have loved every experience that I have been given at EACS. I cherish the time that I can make a difference in students’ lives and I get so excited and engaged in helping kids make connections to help them grow as a life-long learner.”

“As a new principal at New Haven Primary School, I am looking forward to focusing on the whole child and making connections with students, staff, family members, and the East Allen community!”

POSTED: 07/25/14 at 5:04 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms!  It is a sport that requires hard work, as well as a good attitude.

Coming into cheerleading as a freshman, I never thought of the life lessons you’d learn.  Coach, Julie Lebamoff, and her son and manager, Alex, have been such an awe spring duo.  They teach us giving back to the community is the best thing to do.

Now as a junior, I can say I am proud to be a Warrior!  The Woodlan Cheer Squad has been through it all.  From getting third at State last year, to a great start at IU this year,  receiving two all  American’s,  a jump off champion, first and second for extreme routine, first for home dance, and third for stunt off.

We couldn’t have done it without the help and support of our community, as well as our friends and family.  Thank you, and when the tough gets going, the going gets tough!  Optimism is the key to cheerleading.

Please come join us at our Woodlan Cheer Clinic, September 13,2014 from 9 am-12pm, in the  Woodlan High School.

Kyra Tucker

Woodlan Cheerleader

POSTED: 07/23/14 at 9:26 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

RediMed Adds Two New Urgent Care Clinics Located in Downtown Fort Wayne and New Haven

Lutheran Health Network officials today announced that RediMed will add two new urgent care clinics, one in the Anthony Wayne Building located in the heart of Fort Wayne and another at Lutheran Health Plaza in New Haven. A new Business Health Services clinic offering occupational medicine is also being added in Bluffton.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, RediMed continues to blossom with new and remodeled facilities as well as enhanced services. Central to RediMed’s systemwide transformation is a renewed emphasis on quality care and greater efficiency. To illustrate that point, each RediMed urgent care clinic is initiating a 60-minute visit commitment. The 60-minute visit defines the targeted maximum amount of time for RediMed patients to check in, be cared for and check out.

“We are committed to a 60-minute visit,” said Vikash M. Negandhi, MD, COO, RediMed. “We strive to see patients in the most clinically-advanced way while providing the best services to our community in the shortest amount of time. RediMed has been a community fixture for years; we have cared for many patients, but it is time we upgrade our services and our facilities.”

The downtown RediMed will be housed on the first floor of the Anthony Wayne Building and it will include three exam rooms and a procedure room. Radiology, lab services and lower acuity procedures will be available on-site. More advanced imaging and procedures will be offered at St. Joseph Hospital, which is conveniently located just blocks away. The downtown RediMed will create 10 new healthcare jobs.

“Downtown has had very limited urgent care access outside of the hospital setting,” said Brian Bauer, CEO, Lutheran Health Network. “We are ecstatic about offering prompt, non-emergent services to citizens who work and live downtown as RediMed adds another amenity to Fort Wayne’s growing urban culture. This convenient location also provides a viable option for occupational health services. Either way, RediMed is prepared to handle both aspects of care whether for individuals or for businesses.”

RediMed has made an important operational change so that each clinic will be staffed with double provider coverage to ensure patients are seen more rapidly. Consistency in staffing is another change that officials anticipate will improve the process. Each clinic will maintain permanent staff whereas temporary staff known as locum tenens had been used in the past.

Lutheran Health Plaza in New Haven will house a RediMed urgent care clinic and Business Health Services for the delivery of occupational medicine. The New Haven location will see an addition of seven full-time employees and one part-time employee.

The establishment of a Business Health Services site in Bluffton will involve the relocation of an existing occupational medicine clinic to a 3,400-square-foot location in front of the local Wal-Mart. The new BHS clinic in Bluffton will create three full-time healthcare jobs and one part-time position.

In addition to three new locations on track to open later this year, RediMed is near completion on renovations at four of its five existing urgent care, business health and physical therapy locations.

Renovations to existing RediMed locations include the northeast and southwest urgent care clinics, the southwest and north Business Health Services sites, and the north physical therapy location. Work at the southwest urgent care clinic includes expanding the space to enhance the patient experience.

When all of the renovations are completed, RediMed will provide patients with easier access to other healthcare services within Lutheran Health Network and greater continuity of care as a result of technological upgrades. All RediMeds will be equipped with electronic medical record capabilities.

Architecture and design services for the RediMed projects are being handled by MKM architecture + design. The general contractor is The Hagerman Group.


RediMed Clinic Downtown (new location – opening this fall)

Anthony Wayne Building 303 E. Berry St.

RediMed Clinic New Haven and Business Health Services (new location – opening this fall)

1302 Minnich Rd. New Haven, Ind.

RediMed Business Health Services Bluffton (new location – opening this fall)

1980 N. Main St. Bluffton, Ind.

POSTED: 07/23/14 at 9:21 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Central Lutheran School Charger Cross Country Camp

Pictured: the Central Lutheran School Charger’s Cross Country Camp runners on Platter Bridge in New Haven, Indiana

Logan Bauer, Ashton Werling, Bree Grunawalt, Lia Barger, Hayley Oldfield, Sophie Schuller, Josie Delegrange, Kennedy Cain, Marissa Barger, Lucy Gongaware, Makayla Coomer, Olivia Schuller, Carly Gongaware, Calyn Bauer, J.D. Schuller, and Garret Ternet.

POSTED: 07/22/14 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Hotel Fitness Championship teams up with Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge to liven up the golf course

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 21, 2014) – The Hotel Fitness Championship and Fort Wayne’s Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge are teaming up to bring an exciting social element to Sycamore Hills Golf Club Aug. 25-31. Main Street Bistro will manage the upgraded Main Street Lounge pavilions on the 9th and 16th greens, providing sheltered seating with a view of golf, signature cocktails and unique food options for purchase.

Patrons who purchase the tournament’s upgraded tickets will get both grounds access and entry into the lively Main Street Lounge pavilions. Giveaways and prizes will be distributed throughout the day each time a player records a birdie on holes 9 or 16.

The upgraded ticket options are:

  • One Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($50): Valid one day of your choice, Aug. 28–31
  • Four Day Championship Round Main Street Lounge Ticket ($115): Valid each Championship Round, Aug. 28-31

Main Street Bistro & Martini Lounge is located on the first floor of the 1st Source Center in downtown Fort Wayne. With a modern-contemporary menu, weekly specials, 60 unique international premium red and white wine choices, superior martinis and 14 regional craft beers on tap, the lounge offers something for everyone.

“We are very excited to be partnering with one of Fort Wayne’s most original downtown eateries,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director of Hotel Fitness Championship. “Main Street Bistro knows how to create a superior guest experience with a high level of energy, and we look forward to the fun atmosphere they’ll create for our tournament patrons.”

The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Tour Finals events for 2014 that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system. It is the year’s biggest golf tournament to be played in the Hoosier state and is estimated to have a $4-5 million impact on Fort Wayne’s economy.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or contact Sally White at (224) 260-3786 or

POSTED: 07/22/14 at 8:01 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

EACS is proud to announce an open house for both of their K-12 Campus at Heritage and Woodlan!

Woodlan K-12 Campus Open House – August 1, 2014 at 10AM
Heritage K-12 Campus Open House – August 1, 2014 at 11:30AM

Scheduled to appear:
Local Politicians, teachers, staff, EACS Board Members
Dr. Kenneth Folks, EACS Superintendent
Ms. Glenda Ritz, State Superintendent of Public Instruction


POSTED: 07/21/14 at 8:30 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

(WANE) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department investigated a fatal crash near New Haven Sunday night.

Sheriff’s department spokesperson Corporal Jeremy Tinkel said the single-vehicle crash happened at Paulding Road and Minnich Road near I-469 around 10:30 p.m.

The driver of the van was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tinkel said a domestic situation occurred between the man and a person in a separate vehicle. The situation escalated to the point the man was chasing his wife and stepdaughter in another vehicle down Paulding Road when he crashed.


POSTED: 07/21/14 at 7:33 am. FILED UNDER: News