When: Monday, March 13, 2017
Where: The Orchid, 11508 Lincoln Hwy. E New Haven, IN
5:30-6:00 p.m. – Registration and Cocktails… 6:00 p.m. – Dinner
7:00 p.m. – Mayor’s Address
City Address Presented by New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald
Tickets – $30 per person – $200 per table of 8
RSVP by February 27, 2017
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The newly elected EACS Board Officers for 2017 are as follows:
Mr. Todd Buckmaster was sworn in as a new member, replacing Mr. Arden Hoffman. Mrs. Gayle Etzler was also sworn in as a new board member replacing Mr. Leland Etzler who resigned from the Board citing health issues.
Also serving for 2017 are:
New Haven Bulldog Wrestling Team CHAMPS at Woodlan Wrestling Invitational. All 14 wrestlers placing – Nick Potter, Jonyvan Johnson, Jaxson Savieo, Devonte Brown – CHAMPIONS!
Many incredible pin times including Jaxson Savieo’s 6 second pin, that is believed to now be the fastest pin in school history!
#whnhsports #thedogpound #NHwrestling #WHNH #thedogpound
No Rate Increase for Paulding Putnam Electric in 2017
Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) is pleased to announce there will be no general rate increase in 2017. This is the third year in a row, where members didn’t have to see an increase.
“The PPEC trustees, and employees work hard to deliver electric power that is reliable, safe and cost-competitive with our neighboring utilities. Be assured that we are working to keep your rates competitive, while still working to replace aging facilities, increase efficiency and improve our service reliability,” stated George Carter, President and CEO of PPEC.
The management team and all employees are charged with ensuring that efficiency savings are part of the budget process. A big part of the budget is a review of our electric rates, which starts with an update of the cost-of-service study, or the COSS, by our accounting department each year. The COSS breaks down all the investment necessary to serve each rate class, identifies all the costs associated with each rate class, and compares it to the revenue being generated by the rates for each class. With the study completed, the board of trustees can review the financial performance of each rate class. And after a careful review of the proposed budget and the COSS, the board determined that no rate increase was necessary for 2017.
Stable wholesale power prices are the main driver to stable electric rates. Wholesale power is nearly 70 percent of the cooperative’s total expenses; minor changes have major impacts. A 1% change in power cost is about $250,000.
Unfortunately, key indicators for 2018 are showing wholesale prices will rise. “The term “rate increase” is something no one wants to hear, but it may be a reality for 2018. Be assured though that we will continue to remain vigilant in operating your co-op with minimal expense, returning any excess funds back to our members in the form of capital credits. In fact, this past December we returned 1.4 million to PPEC members, bringing the total to nearly $20 million over the last 17 years. This is one of the hallmarks of the “Cooperative Difference”, and we plan to continue this practice as we are financially able to do so,” added Carter.
The New Haven Police Department is seeking information regarding the identity of a theft suspect at Kroger located in the 800 block of West Lincoln Hwy in New Haven, IN. On 12/25/2016 at approximately 3:20 am, New Haven Police Officers responded to an open door at Kroger. Officers arrived on scene to find one of the glass doors to be broken. Security video shows the suspect entering the closed store and taking several bottles of alcohol and then leave. The suspect is described as a taller male black wearing a black coat with fur on the hood and jeans. If anyone has information regarding the identity of the suspect they are encouraged to contact the New Haven Police Department at (260) 748-7080 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.
Applications are now open for students interested in participating in the Indiana House Page Program during the 2017 legislative session.
While at the Statehouse, House pages spend the day touring the House and Senate chambers, the Indiana Supreme Court and governor’s office. They also observe the legislative session directly from the floor of the House, listening to debates on important issues.
Pages are also assigned age-appropriate tasks like delivering important messages and sorting files.
To be a page, applicants should be between the ages of 13 and 18. Student pages receive an excused absence from school.
The 2017 session begins on Jan. 4, and page positions fill quickly.
For more information and to apply, click here or call 800-382-9841.
State Rep. Dave Heine
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Congratulations to Terry Werling as he received the 2016 Bill Fritcha Memorial Award at the New Haven State of the City Address, Monday night. Terry has been a true advocate and has served the New Haven community his entire life. We all know Bill would be proud that his friend, Terry, won this award.