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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Beth Stauffer

Members of Pack 3365 Show Off Their Pinewood Derby Cars

On April 21st, 2014 a rite of passage for young boys in the New Haven area took place at Central Lutheran School in the cafeteria.  19 members of Cub Scout Pack #3365 entered a handmade car in the pack’s annual Pinewood Derby on Monday evening, the youngsters participating in a double-elimination tournament-style race.

The Pinewood Derby began as an institution for Cub Scouts back in 1953 and has largely remained with the same basic principles since that time.  Each scout is given a block of wood made out of pine, four plastic wheels and four nails.  The finished car must use all nine pieces provided and may not exceed a certain weight (usually five ounces).

8 year old Carson Bradtmueller, a 2nd grader at Central Lutheran School in New Haven, was one of the Cub Scouts participating in the Pinewood Derby on Monday.  Bradtmueller said his car, which sported a dark blue paint job with racing stripes, was made with the help of his father, Carl.

Carson said that this was his first year building a Pinewood Derby car.  “I learned making stuff could be a lot of fun!”  Carson said of his experience.

Andrew Chlebek, a veteran Pinewood Derby racer, won 1st place on Monday evening with his car.  Chlebek said that this was his second year of success racing in the Pinewood Derby.  When asked what the secret to his success is, he turned over his car to reveal the weights on the bottom.  “It’s all in the weights,” he said with a smile.

While Pack #3365 clearly had a lot of fun on Monday evening, this group of youngsters also knows a thing or two about hard work.  According to Scout Master Scott Hartman, on Saturday, April 19th the pack participated in a service project at Central Lutheran School.  The boys picked up fallen limbs and debris in order to clean up the school grounds.

POSTED: 04/22/14 at 9:29 am

The individual in this position is primarily responsible for managing all areas of the Tennis programs for the New Haven Parks and Recreation Department. This individual will oversee the management of the Park Department Tennis program, equipment and staff; will train, supervise and evaluate tennis staff, will insure adequate staffing for all tennis programs, and remain conscious of changes in program needs.

Registration can be completed online and employment applications can be found at www.newhavenparksandrec.org

POSTED: 04/21/14 at 9:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

How to build a Rain Barrel

CALL NOW… (260) 749-2212

What is a rain barrel? What are the advantages of using one? Learn about the benefits of using a rain barrel, as well as, different ways to make them. Each student will make a basic rain barrel using a 50 gallon plastic barrel in class to take home with them. Registration deadline is one week prior to class date.

Res/NR Fees: $34/$37    Age:   16+

Location:       Park Ctr. Small Room

Instructor:     Mike Fox

Day        Time       Date

W           06:00-08:00P          04/30

POSTED: 04/21/14 at 9:46 pm. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Customers typically use the most water during the summer months; therefore, all residential customers are automatically put on a discounted wastewater rate for the summer. This discount allows customers to use more water while paying less wastewater. Each customer’s discount is unique to their own usage average for the previous months of December, January, February and March. This average becomes the wastewater cap for any water used over and above their average during the summer discount time-frame which runs from (May 10, 2014 – September 7, 2014). Ex: Customer “A” has an average of 5,000 gallons of water from Dec.-Mar. June’s water usage is 8,500 gallons but they are only charged for 5,000 gallons of wastewater. They are getting a discount of 3,500 gallons on the wastewater portion of their bill. If you have any questions, please contact the New Haven Utility Office at (260) 748-7050.

POSTED: 04/21/14 at 7:23 am. FILED UNDER: News

NEW HAVEN SUBSCRIPTION EMS

We hope you never need an ambulance and that you never need to use your New Haven Subscription EMS membership. However, if you do, we are here to help you. For a $55 annual fee, New Haven Subscription EMS is an excellent value and gives you peace of mind. This program is only offered once a year and can save you hundreds of dollars in deductibles and insurance co-payments. Simply complete the application, sign the form and mail it with your check or money order today. Visa and MasterCard are also acceptable methods of payment. Please note that a $5.00 fee will be charged for all credit card payments. If you would like an application, you can download a copy at www.newhavenin.org or by contacting the New Haven EMS at 749-1235. Your application and payment must be received by June 30, 2014 when the membership drive ends. Be sure to carefully review your coverages and membership contract. For any questions about coverage or how to complete the application, please contact the New Haven EMS at 749-1235.  APPLICATION & PAYMENT DEADLINE June 30, 2014

POSTED: 04/21/14 at 7:20 am. FILED UNDER: News

If you know of any community organizations that are reinvesting in their community or participating in a current/upcoming project, please tell us about them or have them fill out Beacon’s nomination form. Voting can occur once a day from each IP address/e-mail address. This is an excellent way to achieve additional funding and recognition for community involvement. Submissions are now through June 30th, 2014. Voting occurs August 1st through September 30th, 2014.

The links below will take you directly to the details and submissions page for www.beaconcu.org

http://www.beaconcu.org/project-spotlight/

http://www.beaconcu.org/project-spotlight/submit-your-project/

POSTED: 04/21/14 at 6:56 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

On Saturday, the Lady Bulldogs’ Track & Field team finished 2nd out of 10 teams at the Bishop Luers Relays.  Megan Kage won the Pole Vault with a lifetime best of 9′ 00″.  The 4×1600 Meter Relay team of Paige Boatright, Brooke Feipel, Hayley Newman, and Kelly Workman and the Sprint Medley Relay of Brittany Adams, Kaniah Creech, Ja’Kyia Grundy, and Megan Kage were relay champions.  Second place finishers were the 4×100 Meter Relays of Brittany Adams, Ja’Nyia Grundy, Ja’Kyia Grundy, and Kaniah Creech and the 4×200 Meter Relay team of Brittany Adams, Ja’Nyia Grundy, Megan Kage, and Kaniah Creech.

POSTED: 04/20/14 at 7:52 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

The New Haven Police Department responded to a 911 call in reference to an armed robbery at the Speedway Station, located at Lincoln Hwy and Hartzell Rd in New Haven.

NHPD Officers arrived and met with Witness’s who stated there were two males, dressed in all black, with handguns and that they had just robbed the station. Witness’s stated the Suspect’s fled on foot Northbound from the station. Officers were told a White vehicle was involved and the vehicle located on Hartzell at the railroad crossing, stopped due to a train. The vehicle had two females inside, both were detained, however, the male suspect’s were not in the vehicle. One female, was held due to outstanding warrant and a local charge. A NHPD K9 tracked the area North of the station and located a handgun, that was involved in the robbery.

A Witness of the robbery spotted two males walking South on Brookwood Drive, South of SR 930. The Witness continued to watch the Suspect’s until an assisting FWPD Officer was in the area and took them into custody.

Both male suspect’s were charged with one count of robbery.

Suspect’s are as follows:

Dale A Leach M/W 22, 1 count of robbery

Alexander R Yoho M/W 24, 1 count of robbery

POSTED: 04/18/14 at 12:22 pm. FILED UNDER: News

CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE STORY FROM WANE TV

By Rod Hissong

At 11:17 p.m., 911 dispatchers in New Haven took a call about an armed robbery at the Speedway gas station at the corner of Lincoln Highway East and Hartzell Road.

Investigators said a New Haven police officer had just left the gas station and was able to return within seconds of the call. Witnesses in the parking lot pointed to a vehicle heading northbound on Hartzell Road and the officer was able to stop the vehicle at the railroad tracks three minutes after the 911 call.

Two women in the vehicle were apprehended, but police were still looking for two men who allegedly entered the Speedway wearing bandannas across their face and robbed the store.

Assisting officers from the Indiana State Police, Allen County Sheriff’s Office, and Fort Wayne Police Department quickly arrived in the area to look for the additional suspects. Witnesses again gave police descriptions of the two men allegedly involved in the robbery and pointed police in the direction of the Meadowbrook Addition at Hartzell and Moeller Roads.

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POSTED: 04/18/14 at 7:00 am. FILED UNDER: News

POSTED: 04/17/14 at 1:29 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

New Haven Parks and Recreation will be hosting two events this spring.  At 9:00 a.m. on May 17th is the Elementary 1Mile and Grandparent Walk K-6 located at New Haven High School.  All children grades K-6 are invited along with their grandparents to participate in this event.  This event is open to any boys or girls in preschool thru sixth grade. Preschoolers thru 2nd grade will run 800 meters; while 3rd thru 6th grade will run 1600 meters. Race schedule is an estimate. We will run the next race as soon as the previous race is over. The first race will start at 9 and each race will follow shortly after the previous race is completed.  At the mid point, all grandparents will walk 1 mile together (4 laps around the track).  What a great way to get healthy together with your loved ones!  Ronald McDonald will be there too!

REGISTER:  ONLINE AT RUNRACE.NET or DROP COMPLETED FORM TO NH PARK OFFICE: 1125 HARTZELL STREET NEW HAVEN, IN 46774 (Forms at Parks office,  Here,  www.runrace.net )

COST :$10 BY WEDNESDAY APRIL 30TH OR AFTER $15 THROUGH WENESDAY MAY 15TH.  Must register by April 30th to be guaranteed that you will receive a t-shirt.                                                                                                                                                                                  (If you do not want a t-shirt, please use coupon code NS to save $5. Coupon can only be used until April 30th. )

On June 7th is the Annual Canal Days 5K 4 Wellness located at Havenhust Park in New Haven, Indiana at 8:00am.  This annual event is open to the community and is designed for both competitive athletes and recreation participants.  We doubled our participation last year and hope to do the same this year.  This event focuses on movement and activity for both the able and disabled.  It also offers a 5K 4 Wellness Raffle which helps schools gain resources for wellness programs and aid local parks in securing funds for adaptive wellness programs/services for the disabled.

REGISTER:

ONLINE AT RUNRACE.NET or DROP COMPLETED FORM TO NH PARK OFFICE: 1125 HARTZELL STREET NEW HAVEN, IN 46774

(Forms at Parks office,  Here,  www.runrace.net )

COST:  COMPETITVE (FWTC OR STUDENT) $15, NON-FWTC $20, STUDENT NON-COMPETITIVE $12, JUNE 1ST – RACE DAY ALL $25.

T-SHIRTS:  ALL PARTICIPANTS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

PACKET PICK UP:  JUNE 6TH 5-7PM ST JOHN CATHOLIC SCHOOL COMMUNITY CENTER AT 943 POWERS STREET, NEW HAVEN, IN (CORNER OF ANNE ST AND POWERS ST)

RACE DAY REGISTRATION:  7:15AM AT HAVENHURST PARK, NEW HAVEN, IN

Schools can earn $5000 for wellness. Raffle tickets are ready and sales run now thru June 1st. Parent packets are available. All schools need to do is contact Kerri Zurbuch at 260-433-0024 or email her at kerri@wellstrategiesinc.org and request “parent packet and raffle ticket information”.  Proceeds can be used for anything that is wellness related: physical wellness (P.E., running club, playground, nutrition enrichment, 25% sports), environmental wellness (recycling and resue programs), spiritual wellness, social/emotional wellness, vocational wellness (faculty and staff). Over the last two years schools have earned between $6,100 and $800 depending on the number of tickets sold.

SAVE THE DATES! REGISTER TODAY!

Go to www.runrace.net to register online

For questions call Mike Clendenen at 260-749-2212

For questions related to schools participating in the 5K 4 Wellness raffle call Kerri Zurbuch at 433-0024

TOGETHER, WE’RE BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATIONS FOR TOTAL WELLNESS!

POSTED: 04/16/14 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Sports