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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Single Vehicle Crash in Wells County Claims Life of New Haven Man

The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne is investigating a single vehicle crash that occurred late last night in Wells County that resulted in a 39 year old New Haven man losing his life.

Preliminary investigation conducted by Trooper Anthony Repass indicated that at approximately 9:30 p.m., a 2005 Dodge sedan operated by 39 year old Dennis A. Summers of New Haven was traveling westbound on US 224 near County Road 700 E.

Summers’ vehicle traveled left of center, across the eastbound lane of US 224, and off the roadway to the south where it struck a concrete embankment sending the vehicle airborne.  The vehicle reportedly landed on its top and although Summers was wearing his seatbelt at the time, the nature of the crash along with his injuries proved to be too much for him to survive.

It is believed that alcohol was a factor in this crash and toxicology results are pending.  This crash remains under investigation.

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POSTED: 04/21/15 at 8:03 am. FILED UNDER: News

Lancia Homes has been in business 40 years, longer than any other home builder in the area. During the HBA Spring Town & Country Tour we invite you to take a look at one of Lancia’s newer designs, the Avalon II plan located at 4427 Ganton Court in CastleRock! Gloria Squire with Imagine Real Estate will be there Sat-Sun. April 25-26th and May 2-3rd, both weekends 12-5pm. CastleRock is located in New Haven on Seiler Rd, west of Hartzell Rd.

POSTED: 04/21/15 at 7:09 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News


It is time for the 2015 Focus on Health program at New Haven High School! It will be held on Saturday April 25th, from 8:00 a.m. until noon.

Adult Focus on Health Program

Every spring, Focus on Health provides the community with free health checks and interactive learning centers to assist our participants in making informed health care choices and to detect disease in pre-symptomatic stages. In a traveling “health fair” format offered in 12-14 locations throughout our communities, individuals can access this free or low cost service in various settings. To date, well over 150,000 adults between the ages of 18-100 have benefited from this program.

At each location, free health checks include:

  • blood pressure measurement
  • visual acuity (near and far vision)
  • height/weight/BMI

In addition, a health summary review with professional nurse volunteers can provide referral service and resource information. Many of the locations will have osteoporosis, hearing, foot, oral cancer screenings and access to balance testing at a few locations.

A blood chemistry profile, hemogram, PSA (prostate), TSH (thyroid), A1c (blood sugar average) and Vitamin D are available at all locations for a nominal fee. (See Health Checks/Screening)


POSTED: 04/21/15 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: News

Plate Proud contest invites foodies to win more than $1,200 worth of prizes including a premier grill set, chalkboard wall planter, kid-friendly meal set, the Ultimate Mandoline slicer and much more

In celebration of warm weather and fresh foods, Green BEAN Delivery, the region’s largest online natural and organic grocery delivery service, is inviting foodies everywhere to participate in its first-ever recipe contest, Plate Proud. Each participant is asked to submit their favorite original recipe in one—or all—of five categories for a chance to win exciting culinary prize packages:

Chillin’ & Grillin’

The winning grilled dish needs to be packed full of flavor and creativity. This recipe will be judged on taste (35 percent), ease of preparation (35 percent) and innovation (30 percent).

Grand Prize: A premier grill set, including an innovative plancha wok (great for simultaneous high-heat searing and low-temperature cooking); grilling accessories (cedar planks, tongs, spatula and gloves); an inspirational cookbook, “Italian Grill,” by Mario Batali; and a $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery. (Value $195).

Runner-Up Prize: A $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery

Quick, Easy & Kid-Friendly

Share an easy, healthy and parent-approved dish that aims to please pint-sized palates. This recipe will be judged on taste (25 percent), nutrition (25 percent), presentation (25 percent) and ease of preparation (25 percent).

Grand Prize: BPA-free, phthalates-free and leak-proof bento-style lunchbox; Mr. & Ms. Food Face plates; a clever food truck-shaped bowl; chalkboard placemats; training chopsticks; a resourceful and simple cookbook, “The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet,” by Laura Fuentes; and a $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery. (Value $179).

Runner-Up Prize: A $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery


Submit a recipe using ingredients from city and state farmers and artisans. This recipe will be judged on the number of local ingredients used (40 percent), creativity (20 percent), taste (20 percent) and ease of preparation (20 percent).

Grand Prize: A stunning vertical herb garden chalkboard planter; an essential book, “The Art of Simple Food,” by Alice Waters; and a $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery. (Value $230).

Runner-Up Prize: A $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery

Veggie Side

Prepare a side that’s so fresh and tasty others won’t even care about the entrée that prominently features veggies. This recipe will be judged on taste (25 percent), presentation (25 percent), nutrition (25 percent) and ease of preparation (25 percent).

Grand Prize: A French-made de Buyer Viper Dicing Mandoline slicer with interchangeable blades for cubes, diamond cuts, julienne, strips, sticks and rounds; a demystifying and definitive guide to vegetable cooking, “How to Cook Vegetarian for Everyone,” by Deborah Madison; and a $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery. (Value $229).

Runner-Up Prize: A $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery

Pack-and-Go Healthy Lunch

Healthy, prepped daytime meals make it easier than ever to say no to fast food for lunch. This recipe will be judged on taste (25 percent), presentation (25 percent), nutrition (25 percent) and ease of preparation (25 percent).

Grand Prize: Stainless steel bento-style PlanetBox lunch box with soft carry bag; two hinged Italian-made glass jars with airtight seals (perfect for Mason jar salads); six wooden and reusable chalkboard tags; an educational guide to great-tasting, yet easy meals, “Fast Food My Way,” book by Jacques Pepin; and a $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery. (Value $175).

Runner-Up Prize: A $50 gift card to Green BEAN Delivery

One original recipe per category can be submitted from April 13 to May 22 at, where a full list of submission criteria and rules is also available. Participants are encouraged to share their recipes on social media using the hashtag #plateproud. All winning recipes will be highlighted on the website. The judging panel is comprised of Green BEAN Delivery co-founders Matt Ewer and Beth Blessing and members of the marketing team.

“Green BEAN Delivery is passionate about encouraging our communities to cook nutritious meals at home using vibrant, seasonal and local foods rather than ordering takeout,” said Beth Blessing, MSN, co-founder and chief nutritionist of Green BEAN Delivery. “This contest allows both members and non-members to share their culinary talents in multiple categories, whether it’s a simple grab-and-go lunch or a gourmet meal on the grill.”

For more information on Green BEAN Delivery, visit

POSTED: 04/21/15 at 6:46 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

NHHS Boys captured 1st place Saturday at the Luers Invite

On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs’ Track & Field Team finished 2nd out of 12 teams at the Bishop Luers Relays.   First place finishers were Kaniah Creech (100 Meter Dash); the 4×100 Meter Relay team of Nakita Turner, Ja’Nyia Grundy, Ja’Kyia Grundy, and Kaniah Creech; the Sprint Medley team of Nakita Turner, Andrea Lawrence, Megan Kage, and Kaniah Creech; and the Distance Medley team of Megan Kage, Brooke Feipel, Hayley Newman, and Paige Boatright.  Second Place finishers were Megan Kage (Pole Vault) and Haley Whitacre (Discus).

Picture attached is the winning DMR team of Megan Kage, Hayley Newman, Paige Boatright, and Brooke Feipel

POSTED: 04/20/15 at 8:14 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports


At a recent board meeting, the Board of School Trustees along with Dr. Ken Folks, Superintendent honored the Academic All-State Fall athletes. To receive this distinguished All-State award, an athlete must have played in 70% of games this season, have a minimum of a 3.40/4.0 or 9.1/12.0, and a minimum SAT of 1660 or a minimum ACT of 24. Congratulations to the following athletes:

Heritage High School:
Lucas Scheumann 3.7

Leo High School:
John Grush 10.1
Logan Leiter 10.9

New Haven High School:
Adam Hoffer 11.6 (Salutatorian)
Nate Kitzmiller 10.9
Andrew Kohrman 10.1
Todd Moeller 9.5
Spencer Perkins 10.5
Ryan Shaffer 9.9
Vance Shearer 9.5
Zachary Watson 12.1 (Valedictorian)

Woodlan High School:
Shawn Kitzmiller 11.4


POSTED: 04/17/15 at 6:59 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

POSTED: 04/17/15 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

From the New Haven Chamber of Commerce:

Everyone loves their pets and what better way to show them than by taking them to a grooming salon. New Haven has a new business that can pamper your pet call Pawsitively Purrfect Salon. Tammy Hinton the owner of Pawsitively Purrfect Salon wanted to make her salon an all inclusive experience. Your pet not only is awarded great grooming, but they can also get their picture taken and they can be treated to homemade gourmet goodies. Pawsitively Purrfect Salon even caters to your older pets. They have a grooming table that lowers so those pets that have trouble jumping up onto a grooming table can also be pampered with minimal effort.

On March 24th the New Haven Chamber of Commerce with Mayor McDonald held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the Pawsitively Purrfect Salon. Although the day was cold and there was snow on the ground, everyone had a wonderful time.

So come to New Haven and check out our new Pawsitively Purrfect Salon and don’t forget to bring your pet. It is located at 446 Lincoln Highway, New Haven, Indiana, in the Isenbarger Plaza. You can call for inquiries or an appointment at 749-7257.

POSTED: 04/17/15 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News


Mayor Terry McDonald today announced that the City of New Haven will hold a public meeting on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall in the Police Training Room located at 815 Lincoln Highway East, New Haven. The purpose of the meeting will be to provide citizens with information about a proposed Owner Occupied Rehab Program, the New Haven Senior Homeowner Accessibility and Repair Program (S.H.A.R.P.).

The proposed S.H.A.R.P. Program would provide up to $20,000 for eligible home repairs to low income seniors and/or disabled individuals who own and occupy their homes that are located within city limits.

The City of New Haven will use information gathered at the public meeting to determine the feasibility of applying for funding from the State of Indiana’s Community Development Block Grant Program. This program is funded by Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended. Funds are to be used for economic development, public facilities and housing developments. The City will make the request to the State of Indiana on or about July 31, 2015. If funds are awarded, they would be available in fall 2015.

Seniors (age 55 and older) and/or disabled homeowners should make every effort to attend this meeting if they are interested in home improvement grant assistance. Applicant pre-screenings for this program will be conducted immediately following the public hearing. Applicants are encouraged to bring a family member or trusted friend to the meeting as an advocate.

Local contractors operating in the New Haven area are encouraged to attend as well so they can sign up to be included on a bidders list to complete the work.

For more information, please contact Mayor Terry McDonald at 748-7070.

POSTED: 04/16/15 at 6:44 am. FILED UNDER: News

Saturday, April 25, 10am – 12pm
Moser Park Nature Center, 601 W. Main Street, New Haven, IN 46774

Garlic mustard is an invasive herb from Europe that can produce up to 7,900 seeds per year and suppresses the growth of native understory plants and fungi essential to forest nutrient intake. Join Moser Park Nature Center naturalists and nature center assistants as we remove garlic mustard from the edges of the Rivergreenway trail and other trails of Moser Park. We will meet at the Moser Park Nature Center, please wear long sleeves and pants, and bring your work gloves, boots and water bottle. This is a great opportunity to earn Master Naturalist hours!

Click this link to sign-up using Volunteer Match: OR contact the New Haven Parks & Rec. Office for more information (260) 749-2212.

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POSTED: 04/15/15 at 7:09 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News