City of New Haven, Indiana Logo
Downtown New Haven, Indiana

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Due to a water main break on Nelson Road, New Haven water customers may experience either no water, low water pressure or rusty water. Some businesses in the area have been temporarily affected without water. New Haven’s Utility Superintendent, Dave Jones said, “We are making every effort to repair the water main quickly. Crews are working diligently on fixing the problem.”

*Note: A boil water advisory has not been issued and is not necessary. If low water pressure or rusty water persists, residents should contact the utility office at 748-7050 during normal business hours (7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) For further information, contact Utility Superintendent Dave Jones at (260) 414-9097 or (260) 748-7056.

POSTED: 08/26/14 at 6:57 pm

Set 1- 18-25 Angola
Set 2- 25-22 New Haven
Set 3- 23-25 Angola
Set 4- 23-25 Angola

Ashley Luginbill had 31 digs
Andrea Jordan led with 11 kills
Hadley Decker was right behind with 9 kills
Audrey Fritcha led in assists with 16
Ella Cordray had 10 assists
The team had a total of 9 aces and 5 blocks

Photos Click Here

POSTED: 08/27/14 at 6:42 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

As part of the “Life’s Better in New Haven” campaign on channel 21 (WPTA)… Wednesday at 12:30 Imagine Real Estate will be featured talking about the New Haven housing market.


POSTED: 08/26/14 at 7:07 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Real Estate

Werling Park now has a newly paved walkway.

As part of the street renovation projects going on in New Haven right now, Werling Park is having it’s walking path repaved. The initial trail was constructed by the Park Department a few years ago using asphalt grindings from a road project.  The new surface will be nice and smooth.  Look for more improvements to Werling Park as the budget allows.  Please come over and enjoy the new trail. Thanks to Mike Clendenen for the photos. READ MORE NEWS… CLICK HERE

POSTED: 08/25/14 at 8:59 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

The New Haven Bulldogs Boys’ Cross Country team finished 2nd in the Green Division at the Celina Invitational.  Host Celina defeated New Haven by 1 point, 45 to 46.  Deric Laurent of New Haven was the individual champion in 17:10.  Josh Hiatt finished 3rd in 17:54.  Also placing were Brayan Pizano (6th), Jordan Lahr (15th), Michael Meyer (23rd), and Grant Atkinson (24th).

The Lady Bulldogs’ were the Green Division champions.  Hayley Newman led the team with a 3rd place finish in 21:44.  Paige Boatright finished next for the team in 5th with a time of 22:20. Also placing for the team were Kaylee Covella (7th), Ariel Stier (13th),Brooke Feipel (14th), and Ally Holcomb (19th).

Boys Scores:

Green Division:

Celina -45

New Haven – 46

Findlay – 77

Bryan – 78

Saint Marys Memorial – 129

Kenton – 176

Elida – 183

Jay County – 207

New Haven Times:

Deric Laurent (1st) 17:10

Josh Hiatt (3rd) 17:54

Brayan Pizano (6th) 18:54

Jordan Lahr (15th) 19:39

Michael Meyer (23rd) 20:03

Grant Atkinson (24th) 20:03

Girls Scores:

Green Division

New Haven – 43

Celina – 71

Findlay – 76

Bryan – 96

Saint Marys Memorial – 108

Celina White – 190

Kenton – 195

Elida – 202

Jay County – 204

New Haven Times:

Hayley Newman (3rd) 21:44

Paige Boatright (6th) 22:20

Kaylee Covella (7th) 22:36

Ariel Stier (13th) 23:13

Brooke Feipel (14th) 23:14

Ally Holcomb (19th) 23:45

Brianna Dishong (46th) 26:05

POSTED: 08/24/14 at 9:00 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports


EACS School Board Member District 1R

Timothy E Hines, Luray A Riggle, Jennifer Runestad

EACS School Board Member District 2E

Richard A Allgeier, Leland Etzler, Monica S Lashure

EACS School Board MemberDistrict 3E

Paulette Nellems, Stephen L Terry, Sr, Robert L Wafford, Kerri Zurbuch

POSTED: 08/23/14 at 11:49 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Ben Smith | Special to the Journal Gazette

New year. New season. Almost – but not quite – the same old deja view for the New Haven Bulldogs.

Twelve months after dropping a stem-to-stern 40-point hammering on the Heritage Patriots, the Patriots hung tough until the clock ran dry this time around. But in the end, on a sweat-blurred Friday night, the Bulldogs finally saw their way clear, scoring two touchdowns in a meat-grinding third quarter and then saving the day with a crucial late drive to stomp off with a 31-21 victory.

“We had our chances to put them away – we had more than our chances to put them away – but we just didn’t get it done,” New Haven coach Jim Rowland said. “To their credit, they played hard, but we made a season’s worth of mistakes in one game.

“You know, it’s only Week 1, so we’ve got a lot of room to improve. But at least we got out with the ‘W.’ ”

The Bulldogs led by 16 with a quarter to play, but a 9-yard run by Heritage quarterback Brandon Dossen and Jailon Parrish’s 42-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first three minutes of the fourth quarter turned it back into a game again.


POSTED: 08/23/14 at 11:11 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

The Cellular Connection to donate college scholarships to nearly 300 children nationwide

Nation’s largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer’s “Color for College” program to give $1,500 scholarships to 300 students

Children ages 13 and younger in New Haven have the opportunity to receive college scholarships by simply doing one of their favorite activities: coloring. The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., announces today that its “Color for College” program will donate $1,500 college scholarships to students nationwide at nearly 300 of its stores.

Displaying image001.pngFrom Aug.3-31, participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store to color a pre-printed page from TCC and complete the entry information on the back. One $1,500 scholarship will be given to the winning submission at each participating store in the form of a 529 college savings plan that cannot be redeemed until the student attends college. No purchase necessary. Winners will be selected in a random drawing on Sept. 5. Parents and guardians of the winners will be contacted by Sept. 30 with details of how to redeem the scholarships.

The participating store in New Haven is located at 326 State Road 930 West.

The “Color for College” program falls on the heels of TCC donating 100,000 backpacks to students across the U.S. during its annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway that took place on Aug. 2.

“We are excited to contribute to children’s education through our ‘Culture of Good’ movement,” said Scott Moorehead, president and CEO of TCC. “This is how our company gives back to the communities where we do business, and education is a primary focus of these efforts. In the end, we want both parents and kids to know we care and their education matters to us.”

To learn more about TCC, visit Consumers can also find more information about the company at and

More information about the “Color for College” initiative is available on YouTube. Supporters of the program are encouraged to use hashtag #cultureofgood on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.

Learn more about TCC’s “Culture of Good” by visiting


POSTED: 08/22/14 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Court docs: ‘If I’m going to prison for this, I’m going to prison for rape too’

By Sara Wagner


New Haven Police are asking for the public for help as they try to track down a man they said should be considered extremely dangerous. Michael Ladig has been on the run since May 2014.

He is accused of brutally beating his girlfriend multiple times, putting her in the hospital for days, and of attempted rape.

The first beating happened on May 21. Ladig and his girlfriend at the time, Catherine Anderson, had just come home from a cookout.  He hit her in the back of the head and punched her in the face. He told Anderson,”I know you’re cheating on me, I just saw you get out of their car.” Anderson asked him what he was talking about. She then reminded him they came home together, but he continued to beat her. According to the probable cause, Anderson told police she couldn’t fight back because she was in shock and that Ladig was much bigger than her.

Anderson told police Ladig also choked her, beat her, and drug her around their trailer. She said the beatings lasted around three to four hours. She also said Ladig told her he was going to “squeeze the life out of her.” He also broke her nose and split one of her eyelids open.  Anderson told police she remembered thinking he was going to kill her and she wouldn’t be able to take her daughter to school the next day. He then grabbed a knife out of the sink and tried to stab her in the neck.  The blade caught the hollow part of her gage earring and broke. She tried to call 911 on two different phones, but Ladig broke both of them.


POSTED: 08/22/14 at 6:37 am. FILED UNDER: News

Hotel Fitness Championship announces two tournament week events for Fort Wayne families

The Western Golf Association, host of the 2014 Hotel Fitness Championship (Aug. 25-31) at Sycamore Hills Golf Club in Fort Wayne, announces today two new elements to tournament week activities.

New this year, the Hotel Fitness Championship will be hosting Hometown Team Day on Aug. 30 in partnership with the Fort Wayne TinCaps, Komets and Mad Ants. All fans wearing local professional team logos to the tournament that day (Hotel Fitness Championship gear included) will receive a free Hotel Fitness Championship program at the gate. There will be an autograph session with mascots from each team from 12:30-2 p.m.

The autograph signing will take place near the Lutheran Health Fan Village, a new fan-friendly area with multiple vendor booths. Organizations participating in the Fan Village include Community Harvest Food Bank, Lutheran Health Network, Eagle Classics sports memorabilia, Visit Fort Wayne and Hotel Fitness with a display of exercise equipment. Tournament merchandise will also be sold in the Fan Village, located near the practice putting green. Patrons are encouraged to visit daily as activities and giveaways will change regularly.

“We are excited to feature some fantastic organizations in our Lutheran Health Fan Village and add Hometown Team Day to our lineup of tournament week activities,” said Duke Butler IV, tournament director, on behalf of the WGA. “The theme day will bring the excitement of the diamond, rink and court to Sycamore Hills Golf Club and highlight Fort Wayne as a fantastic sports town. The Hotel Fitness Championship is a fun event for the entire family, and we encourage parents to bring their kids out to the tournament.”

Juniors ages 16 and under are admitted free to the tournament when accompanied by a ticketed adult (two juniors for every ticketed adult).

The Hotel Fitness Championship is one of four Tour Finals events that will determine the 50 players who earn cards for the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season under the TOUR’s enhanced qualifying system.

Players eligible for the Hotel Fitness Championship include the top-75 money winners on the Tour at the conclusion of the Regular Season; players who finish 126-200 on the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup points list at the end of the TOUR’s Regular Season; and non-members who earn enough points to place them among 126-200 on the FedExCup points list at the end of the regular season.

To learn more about hospitality, volunteer and ticket options available, visit To learn more about the WGA and the Evans Scholars Foundation, visit

POSTED: 08/21/14 at 6:47 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

The following are the scores and stats for New Haven High School girls Volleyball vs Woodlan

New Haven won in 4 games…

Game 1- 25-8 (New Haven)

Game 2- 20-25 (Woodlan)

Game 3- 26-24 (New Haven)

Game 4- 25-20 (New Haven)

Annalea Francis lead with kills (6) and had 10 aces.

Andrea Jordan followed with  5 kills as well as Hadley Decker with 4 kills

Ashely Luginbill and Olivia Casterline both lead the team in digs with 7 each and Ashely also contributed 6 aces

Audrea lead the team in assists with 12 and Ella Cordray was right behind with 7 assists

Megan Kage lead the team in blocks with 4

The girls did an great job and it was a great way to start off the season!!

POSTED: 08/20/14 at 9:58 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports