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Monday, September 22, 2014

As temperatures begin to drop in the Northern Hemisphere and the leaves begin to turn different shades of red, orange and yellow, the 2014 autumnal equinox, when day and night are the same length, is approaching. While many people see Labor Day as the unofficial end to summer, the first day of fall 2014 does not begin until Monday, Sept. 22, the Farmer’s Almanac states. It will end on Dec. 20, ahead of the winter solstice.

The last two years summer ended on Sept. 22, but it doesn’t always occur on the same day. The first day of the autumnal equinox varies, depending on Earth’s movement in relation to the sun. The autumnal equinox, which is also known as the September equinox, occurs when the sun moves across the celestial equator. As a result, there are shorter days and longer nights in the Northern Hemisphere, which is elongated further when Daylight Saving Time occurs. In the Southern Hemisphere, the same equinox brings longer days, shorter nights and is the beginning of spring.

This year’s autumnal equinox will begin at 10:29 p.m. EDT. There will be 12 hours of light and 12 hours of darkness.

POSTED: 09/22/14 at 7:14 am

Downtown trick or treat

Friday October 31, 2014 (Broadway will be closed during this time)

5:00-7:00 pm

All children must be accompanied by an adult

Halloween Carnival in Schnelker Park

5:00-6:30 pm

(If the weather is bad, this event will be held at Park Hill gym)

POSTED: 09/22/14 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Dave Gong The Journal Gazette

For visitors to Jefferson Township Park just east of New Haven, the stars are about to get a little brighter.

That’s because the park is going to house the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society’s new Star*Quest Observatory.

“The observatory is designed to meet the public,” the observatory’s project manager Gene Stringer said. “We’re offering free public stargazing every clear Saturday night from April to November.”

The observatory will have room for multiple telescopes, Stringer said, thanks to a rolling “delta wing” roof design, rather than a dome. Observatories with a dome roof design, he said, are only able to house one telescope at a time and can limit how much of the night sky can be seen at once.


POSTED: 09/20/14 at 8:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

NHB Editor

To better understand what occurs every Thursday afternoon at the First Baptist Church on Werling Road, I decided to experience it firsthand this past Thursday.  What I observed is best summed up by the Bread Ministry’s director, Rob Creek, who stated, “whatever God gives us, we give it away” . . . and boy do they give it away!

You have likely seen the sign and are aware of the weekly bread give-aways at First Baptist, but I was fortunate enough to be there for one of the two Thursdays a year when, in addition to handing out bread, the Church distributes an entire semi-truck full of food to needy families given to them by local groceries.  The semi was packed full of not only breads, but also crackers, chips, cakes, cookies, fruits, vegetables and countless other food items.

In all, over 1400 families were served in less than two hours!  This bread mission takes place every Thursday from 3pm to 5pm.  The bread flows like manna from heaven (or at least is touched by heavenly hands) as the women of the Church help to load each bag to the brim while the men load bags into the cars.  In the month of July alone, over 8500 families were served.

Pastor David Trimble states, “Our mission is simple.  We plan to do more and more for the community of New Haven.”  Accenting Pastor Trimble’s statement, recently the Men’s Association of First Baptist contacted New Haven High School’s athletic director, Dave Myers, to offer their services.  Myers was quick to enlist these men in laying down a significant amount of mulch on the school grounds which vastly improved the aesthetic appearance of the high school just in time for football season.

As I was leaving the church after this humbling experience, I noticed the script on the Church’s sign that read, You Shall Be Witnesses.  Clearly, the members and ministry of The First Baptist Church at 1716 Werling Road are doing just that.  We are blessed to have these caring servants in the New Haven community.


POSTED: 09/19/14 at 9:30 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Robert's Rants

New Haven High School Lady Bulldogs against Heritage and Carroll, 2014. Photos courtesy of Don Springer. Click on pic to enlarge, right click on pic to save. Photos are FREE

POSTED: 09/19/14 at 7:06 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

New Haven Intermediate Students took a little time away from the classroom recently to enjoy a little skating at Bells Rink. A great turnout enjoyed skating, friendship, games and a few snacks. Thank you to all the parents and staff members that volunteered to help out.


POSTED: 09/19/14 at 6:48 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


The Police Athletic League (PAL) will have registration for the Student self-defense, cheerleading, and hip-hop programs next Friday, September 26, 2014.

Registration will take place at the PAL Center, 2121 Olladale Dr. The time will be from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Registration fee is $8.00 and each class cost is $9.00.

The classes are held for 9 weeks. The programs are for children ages 5 thru 15. Visit or call 432-4122 for more information.

POSTED: 09/19/14 at 6:40 am. FILED UNDER: News

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE)  A man died after a crash in New Haven Wednesday night. Emergency personnel were called to the 2800 block of Adams Center Road around 5:30 on a report of an accident.

When first responders got to the scene they found a car in a cornfield and a utility pole broken in half. Bystanders were performing CPR on the man inside the vehicle. Medics took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Several people witnessed the crash, and bystanders began CPR on the driver until emergency personnel arrived, Adam said.


POSTED: 09/18/14 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Sixth and seventh grade students at Central Lutheran School assembled care packages for the New Haven police and fire departments and delivered them on the 9/11 Day of Service as a show of gratitude for their hard work and dedication to keeping us all safe.

POSTED: 09/18/14 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

SDI LaFarga is currently seeking Utility Operators.  Responsibilities include: loading and unloading scrap, sorting material and stacking in separate piles, removing nonconforming material, maintain mobile equipment, performing preventative maintenance, and complying with all safety guidelines.

Applicants should be able to operate heavy equipment, perform basic maintenance tasks, have good judgment, and good writing skills.

Hours: 4 on 4 off (nights and days) swing shift.

Please submit resume to:

Steel Dynamics LaFarga, LLC

Attn: Dean Scheumann

1640 S. Ryan Road

New Haven, IN 46724

POSTED: 09/17/14 at 6:54 am. FILED UNDER: bobslist, Business, employment, News

SDI LaFarga is currently seeking Maintenance Technicians.  Responsibilities include ensuring safety measures are taken so that machines are safe to operate, troubleshooting equipment and electrical malfunctions, and performing preventative maintenance and needed facility repairs.

Applicants are required to have electrical and mechanical systems experience, including pneumatic hydraulic, 3 phase 480v, controls, and automation.

Hours: 4 on 4 off (nights and days) swing shift.

Please submit resume to:

Steel Dynamics LaFarga, LLC

Attn: Jerry Evans

1640 S. Ryan Road

New Haven, IN 46724

POSTED: 09/17/14 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: bobslist, Business, employment, News