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Monday, March 30, 2015

Impact Church invites you join us at Schnelker Park in New Haven for their 1st Annual Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt (*Weather Permitting*).  This event is free to the public and Children participating will be divided into two different age groups.  There will be several prizes for golden tickets and a drawing for a family fun pack.  Please bring a flashlight.

What: Impact Church 1st Annual Glow In The Dark Easter Egg Hunt

When: Friday April 3rd at 8:30 pm

Where: Schnelker Park, New Haven

Who: Entire Community… (Two age groups 1-4 yrs. / K-5th)

Contact: / 260.494.5975

POSTED: 03/30/15 at 8:04 am. FILED UNDER: Church, Entertainment, News

Over 500 attend Paulding Putnam Electric Co-Op Annual Meeting

An announcement that distribution rates would not be changing in 2015 was one of many highlights of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting last Saturday. Members also heard updates on the operations of their cooperative and the results of trustee elections. Dr. John Saxton, president of the PPEC Board of Trustees, told cooperative members the board works hard to keep costs as low as possible. “There will be no rate increase for 2015,” he said, “but we can’t guarantee how long that will last.”

Because more than 90 percent of the electricity PPEC members consume is generated using coal, Saxton said recent proposals from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency threaten the low-cost coal plants the co-op jointly owns with the other electric cooperatives serving in Ohio.  “There is a war on coal, and coal is losing,” he said.  He encouraged members to join ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action®, the political action committee for electric cooperative members, to help push “for a reasonable, affordable energy policy for the United States.”

CEO/General Manager George Carter echoed Saxton’s call.  “We have battles going on in both states we serve in and, nationally, we have the EPA, which decided it’s going to dictate energy policy.” Carter asked the members to help themselves by helping their cooperative. “We can’t fight the legislative battles all by ourselves,” Carter said. “I can go to Washington to press our points with our elected officials, and that’s all fine and well, but hearing from you folks, the folks who actually elect them, makes a bigger impression. “When it comes to really battling on the legislative front — whether it’s at the Ohio Statehouse, the Indiana Statehouse or in Washington, D.C. — we need your help.”

Carter also discussed Paulding Putnam’s decision to serve its Indiana members’ power needs through Buckeye Power, which already serves the co-op’s Ohio members, and buy out its contract with Wabash Valley Power Association.

“With the opportunity to save the membership $300,000 to $500,000 a year, we had to do it,” Carter said.

During the treasurer’s report, Gary Hayden noted that buying out the contract with Wabash Valley cost PPEC $1.2 million, but the co-op should recoup that money through savings in less than five years.

In other business, attorney Norman Cook reported on the results of the trustee elections. In District 3, Tim Derck was the only member to file a petition to run and, by cooperative policy, was automatically returned to the board. Trustee Ken Niese retained his spot representing District 7, and Douglas Fortman won a three-way race to fill the District 8 seat. District 8 had been served for more than 17 years by Gerald Heitmeyer, who retired from the board.

Several local high school students were also recognized during the meeting.

Megan Niese (Miller City High School) and Maggie Wilson (Antwerp High School) were selected to represent the cooperative on the annual Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Addison Baumle (Wayne Trace HS) and Brad Becker (Ottawa-Glandorf HS) were named as the first-place winners in the scholarship contest. Makenzie Mansfield (Continental HS) and Logan Roebke (Kalida HS) won second-place scholarships, Erika Meyer (Miller City HS) and Alexander Vail (Antwerp HS) won third-place scholarships, and Courtney Alt (Miller City HS) was named winner of the at-large scholarship. Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative serves about 13,000 members in Paulding, Putnam, Defiance, Van Wert and Allen counties in Ohio and Adams and Allen counties in Indiana.

Steve McMichael-District 5 ~ Allen County, IN: Maumee, Adams, Jefferson & Jackson Townships
Ronald W. Neiswander-District 2 ~ Van Wert County, OH
Karl “Bud” Koenig- ( Vice President ) District 4 ~ Paulding County: Emerald, Jackson, Blue Creek & Paulding Townships & Defiance County: Delaware Township
Dr. John Saxton-(President) District 6~ Paulding County: Auglaize, Brown, Latty & Washington Townships
Defiance County: Defiance & Highland Townships
Gerald Sorg- District 1 ~ Allen and Adams County, IN: Marion, Madison, Monroe, Preble & Union Townships
Doug Fortman – Newly Elected-District 8~ Putnam County: Perry, Jackson, Monterey & Jennings Townships
Allen County, OH: Marion Township
Gary C. Hayden -(Secretary -Treasurer) District 9~ Putnam County: Pleasant, Union, Ottawa & Riley Townships
Timothy A. Derck-Newly Elected District 3 ~ Paulding County: Carryall, Crane, Benton & Harrison Townships
Ken Niese-Newly Elected-District 7~ Putnam County: Monroe, Palmer, Liberty, Greensburg Townships
George Carter -CEO/GM


POSTED: 03/30/15 at 8:00 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

New Haven Lions Clubs BBQ Chicken Dinner and Rib Dinner
On April 25, 2015, 11 am to 2:00p
Ken’s Meat Market, 846 Lincoln Hwy E, New Haven, IN 46774
Donations of used Eyes Glasses, Welcome for Lions Recycles for Sight

POSTED: 03/29/15 at 9:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Saturday, April 4

Easter Egg Hunt. New Horizons Fellowship Church, 1330 Werling Road, New Haven, 2:00 pm. Free. The public is invited to attend this family friendly event with fun for all ages. The Easter Egg hunt will be held at Werling Park with parking at New Horizons Church. Children participating will be divided into three different age groups and receive gift bags. Contact the church at (260) 749-0422 if you would like more information.

POSTED: 03/24/15 at 7:39 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

The 6th Annual Veterans’ Memorial Ride is on Sunday, May 17, 2015. Registration begins at 11am at the America Legion Post 330 Entrance Dr., New Haven, IN 46774. The cost is $10 per bike.

The event features a motorcycle expo, door prizes, food, entertainment, and contests. Opening ceremonies begin at 12:30 pm and the ride leaves at 1:00 pm from the Legion. The ride benefits the Veterans’ Memorial and Schnelker Memorial Park

Pre-registration is recommended via the website at or by calling New Haven Parks and Recreation at 260-749-2212.

POSTED: 03/24/15 at 7:35 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

Southwick Elementary Teacher Soft Rock 103.9 Teacher of the Month

Allyson Bradtmiller has been teaching for over 16 years. She started teaching when she was 18 years old. She was a Sunday school teacher at her church and a volunteer at the East Allen Family Resource Center in New Haven. She received her Master’s degree from Indiana Wesleyan.

Allyson has taught 1st and 2nd grade and has helped students learn at 3rd and 4th grade levels at another district. She also helped set up school curriculums and was team leader for teachers at the level she taught. She is now a teacher at Southwick Elementary where she first started teaching Kindergarten with a majority of EL students. She continued to help these students and their parents learn English. She cares for her students as if they are her own. She has touched many lives through teaching.

Mrs. Bradtmiller puts so much effort into her job while supporting her own family.  She has devoted many years to teaching and will devote many more by helping students enjoy learning.

Mrs. Bradtmiller received a surprise visit from the Soft Rock103.9 staff and they presented her with a $75 gift card from Hall’s Restaurants (Teacher of the Month sponsor) for being named Teacher of the Month!


POSTED: 03/23/15 at 8:09 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

The New Haven Subscription EMS program is offered only once a year and enrollment is now open through June 30, 2015. If you are currently a member, an invoice will be mailed directly to you for your renewal convenience. If you are not a member, please look for our mailer which will offer this subscription and give you a chance to protect you, your family….and your community. You can also download an application by visiting our website at or by contacting Shawna at the New Haven EMS at 749-1235. When you complete the application, please make sure you sign the form and mail it with your check or money order. Visa and MasterCard are also acceptable methods of payment. Your application and $55.00 payment must be received by June 30, 2015 when the membership drive ends.

Be sure to look for your mailer in March and more detailed information in the April issue of Insight. For any questions about coverage or how to complete the application, please contact Shawna at the New Haven EMS at 749-1235.


POSTED: 03/23/15 at 7:45 am. FILED UNDER: News

Dispose of unwanted residential trash and help us keep New Haven clean!

Saturday, April 11, 2015… 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The City of New Haven will sponsor its annual “City Wide Clean Up” on Saturday, April 11, 2015 to local residents. Materials will be collected at the New Haven City Hall Building, north parking lot, 815 Lincoln Highway East, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For further questions, contact Dave Jones, Superintendent of Utilities at 748-7056. With your cooperation, we can make this city wide clean up project a great success and maintain a beautiful city.


815 Lincoln Highway East (New Haven City Hall Building). Enter the parking lot using the entrance on Lincoln Highway. The drive through drop off site will be located at the north side of the building (behind City Hall) and you will need to exit west of the City Hall building onto High Street. New Haven Residents


Bring a valid driver’s license and/or recent water/sewer bill.


• Asbestos materials • Industrial hazardous waste • Pool chemicals • Automotive fluids • Infectious waste • Radioactive materials• Business or industrial trash • Mercury containing items • Steel drums • Car batteries • Oil based or latex paint • Tires • Explosives • Paint thinner • Toxic household cleaners


• All unwanted RESIDENTIAL trash will be inspected before it is accepted for disposal. • Only pick-up truck size loads or smaller will be accepted. • One (1) drop off load per household will be accepted. • Appliances that utilize Freon


Have a certificate of Freon removal before they will be accepted. This is offered to New Haven residents. In order to provide this service on an annual basis, we will evaluate the response and participation each year and possibly lift certain restrictions in the future. Earth First will provide dumpsters as well as the disposal of unwanted residential trash and waste collection.

This service is FREE to New Haven residents, therefore, we strongly encourage you to participate by bringing your unwanted items to the location listed above.


In addition, this year the City of New Haven would like to offer pick up service for our senior citizens who are unable to utilize the drop off site. Please call New Haven City Hall and leave your address along with a brief description of items to be collected prior to April 11, 2015. A truck will come to your home between the ho urs of 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 11, 2015.

POSTED: 03/23/15 at 7:41 am. FILED UNDER: News

Submitted photo of a truck fire yesterday at Flying J in New Haven

POSTED: 03/20/15 at 10:28 am. FILED UNDER: News

Kent Goeglein talking with NHHS boys coach Steve Ryan.

by Johnny Boatright

Last weekend New Haven Bulldogs Track and Field hosted the Bulldog invite at IPFW, the second of two such meets. Hundreds of athletes competed in 22 events for 150 medals and/or ribbons. Thousands of parents, relatives, and friends ate, watched, and cheered for athletes from 38 men’s and women’s track and field teams. Times were posted, tickets were taken, distances were measured, shirts were made, laps were counted, trash was picked up, courses were set, courses were torn down, and at the end of the day an invite was completed. The times, distances, and heights were relayed, within hours, to the Hoosier State Relay committee and uploaded into their online database. This database was viewed by thousands whose hopes were either dashed against the rocks of a cold hard truth called milliseconds or inches, or raised to the halls of higher competition called the Hoosier State Relay’s where the elite of Indiana will meet to test their ability against one another.
This is high school sports. There are no volunteer groups knocking on your door offering to man your events. Gatorade is not biting to sponsor a race. Major businesses are not throwing money at you in an attempt to market their product. This is the real “hard-core.” This is the real “go time.” This is the real “just do it.” And it is being done by a volunteer force of parents, athletes, and caring adults. For that, NHHS Track and Field would like to give a huge “thank you.”
This is not major, big league, business. This is not big-time endorsement. This, ladies and gentlemen, men and women, parents and loved ones of New Haven high school athletes is grassroots love, grassroots Indiana. These are parents, relatives, friends, educators, and local businesses combining to give our student-athletes the best possible advantage to succeed academically and athletically. These are people who have nothing to gain except the appreciation and success of our student athletes. It is these people that the New Haven Track and Field staff would like to thank because it the effort of these people who make all of this possible.
We realize that this list is not comprehensive but in capturing a few of the volunteers from this meet we would like to honor all of those volunteers past, present, and future who have given so much to so many. Although words are not enough we would still like to say, “Thank you.”
If you are interested in volunteering for New Haven high school Track and Field, or for any New Haven sporting events, please contact the New Haven high school athletic director David Myers at (260) 446-0220.

Middle school track coach Bob Walda looking on as Megan Kage performs in Pole Vault.

Michelle Atkinson and Jasmine Lothamer providing numbers for the athletes.

New Haven Police Department’s Darren Peterson with distance runner Brooke Feipel. New Haven Police, Fire, and EMS are an integral part of New Haven’s community and the NHHS athletics volunteer group.

POSTED: 03/19/15 at 6:58 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools