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Thursday, September 21, 2017

New Haven High School Homecoming Parade

Starting at St. John’s Parking lot, going west on Powers Street to Broadway Street, south on Broadway Street to Park Avenue, east on Park Avenue, to south on Green Road, crossing S.R. 930 and proceeding to the high school parking lot will be closed Friday, September 22nd from 3:45 p.m. until approximately 5:15 p.m. for the New Haven High School
Homecoming Parade. A map of the Homecoming Parade route is included below:

**No Detour will be Provided**

POSTED: 09/20/17 at 9:33 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Central Lutheran School

Dedicates New Facilities on October 8

Central Lutheran School invites the community to join in a Service of Dedication on Sunday, October 8 at 2:00pm in the new gymnasium.

In 2014, Central moved forward with a plan to add a new gymnasium and an early childhood center. Central broke ground in August of 2016. The Early Childhood Center, including eight classrooms, an activity room, a conference room, a kitchen, and two teacher workrooms, opened its doors to students on the first day of school on August 16, 2017. Also included in Central’s expansion is a new school administration area with four offices, new reception space, and an updated, more secure front entrance.

The new gymnasium is now complete, and Central Lutheran School is celebrating with a Service of Dedication on Sunday, October 8 at 2:00pm in the new gymnasium. All classes, preschool through 8th grade, and many Central Lutheran alumni will have the honor of participating in this special service. The community is welcome and encouraged to attend. Central Lutheran School is “Thankful for our Heritage, Committed to our Future”.

POSTED: 09/19/17 at 10:29 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News, Schools

11th Annual Sample New Haven

Saturday, September 23rd

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Food & Family Fun


Cost: $2 individual or $5 family

Start at Canal Park to pick up your map and to pay.

Join us for the festivities in downtown New Haven on Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. for food samples from local New Haven businesses along Broadway. Then vote for the People’s Choice Awards.


Stop by local businesses and pick up a clue. Put the clues together to spell the secret phrase and then enter our prize drawing for a 2018 Family Pass to Jury Pool.


Join us in Canal Landing Park for FREE family activities including: balloon animals, face painting, and much more. For more information, please contact the New Haven Chamber of Commerce at 749-4484.

POSTED: 09/19/17 at 10:27 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

With the upcoming fall season bringing cooler weather to enjoy more activities indoors and out, the personal-finance website WalletHub took a close look at 2017′s Most Fun Cities in America.

To help Americans find the cities with the greatest number and variety of cheap, fun activities, WalletHub’s data crunchers compared the 150 largest U.S. cities across 58 key metrics, ranging from fitness clubs per capita to movie costs to average open hours of breweries.

Top 20 Most Fun Cities in America
1 Las Vegas, NV 11 Denver, CO
2 Orlando, FL 12 Los Angeles, CA
3 New York, NY 13 Cincinnati, OH
4 Miami, FL 14 St. Louis, MO
5 Portland, OR 15 Tampa, FL
6 Atlanta, GA 16 Philadelphia, PA
7 San Francisco, CA 17 Washington, DC
8 New Orleans, LA 18 Austin, TX
9 Chicago, IL 19 Houston, TX
10 San Diego, CA 20 Seattle, WA

Key Stats

  • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the most public golf courses (per square root of population), 0.0608, which is 38 times more than in Cleveland, the city with the fewest at 0.0016.
  • New York has the most restaurants (per square root of population), 10.8523, which is 48.4 times more than in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the city with the fewest at 0.2241.
  • San Francisco has the highest percentage of the population with walkable park access, 99.5 percent, which is 4.8 times higher than in Louisville, Kentucky, the city with the lowest at 20.6 percent.
  • New York has the most park playgrounds (per square root of population), 0.5749, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.
  • San Francisco has the most performing-arts theaters (per square root of population), 0.8877, which is 54.1 times more than in Brownsville, Texas, the city with the fewest at 0.0164.
  • San Francisco has the most fitness centers (per square root of population), 1.9271, which is 26.8 times more than in Newark, New Jersey, the city with the fewest at 0.0718.
  • New York has the most bars (per square root of population), 1.5343, which is 40.7 times more than in Fontana, California, the city with the fewest at 0.0377.
  • San Francisco has the most dance clubs (per square root of population), 0.1919, which is 106.6 times more than in Anchorage, Alaska, the city with the fewest at 0.0018.
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico, has the lowest average beer price (per six-pack), $6.71, which is 1.7 times lower than in New York, the city with the highest at $11.53.
  • Port St. Lucie, Florida, has the lowest movie costs, $6.21, which is 2.4 times lower than in Los Angeles and Oxnard, California, the cities with the highest at $14.81.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 09/19/17 at 10:25 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Superintendent of Schools, Marilyn Hissong, Radio Interview

Meet the new Superintendent of Schools for East Allen County Schools, Mrs. Marilyn Hissong. Listen to the audio interview with WHNH 101.3 FM as she speaks about her goals for the district!

Click here to listen!

POSTED: 09/14/17 at 1:41 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

New Haven High Coach Named ‘Coach of the Week’ by Colts

Jim Rowland with Team and Administration

New Haven’s Jim Rowland has been named the Colts/NFL Coach of the Week, an award that honors the best in high school football coaching. Rowland earned the award by leading the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind 35-33 overtime win over Leo on Friday at Leo. The win, which came after a 17-0 deficit, improved New Haven to 4-0.

Rowland recently received a framed certificate from the Colts and a $1,000 donation from the NFL Foundation. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield also donated $1,000 to the New Haven athletic fund!


POSTED: 09/14/17 at 1:40 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

Attention parents for seniors at NHHS, the date for graduation has been changed. Graduation date for 2018 will be Thursday May 24, 2018 at 7:00 P.M

POSTED: 09/05/17 at 11:25 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

With wedding season over and many young families seeking to put down roots in places of opportunity, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017′s Best & Worst Places to Raise a Family.

To determine the most family-friendly places in America, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 most populated cities across 41 key metrics. The data set ranges from housing affordability to school-system quality to share of families with young kids.

Best Cities for Families Worst Cities for Families
1 Overland Park, KS 141 Memphis, TN
2 Madison, WI 142 Newark, NJ
3 Plano, TX 143 Augusta, GA
4 Seattle, WA 144 Jackson, MS
5 Fremont, CA 145 Miami, FL
6 Minneapolis, MN 146 Hialeah, FL
7 Virginia Beach, VA 147 Shreveport, LA
8 Sioux Falls, SD 148 San Bernardino, CA
9 Irvine, CA 149 Detroit, MI
10 Lincoln, NE 150 Birmingham, AL

Best vs. Worst

  • New York has the most playgrounds (per square root of the population), 0.5749, which is 17.4 times more than in Hialeah, Florida, the city with the fewest at 0.0330.
  • Irvine, California, has the fewest violent crimes (per 1,000 residents), 0.56, which is 32.4 times fewer than in St. Louis, the city with the most at 18.17.
  • Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest median family annual income (adjusted for cost of living), $101,588, which is 3.4 times higher than in New York, the city with the lowest at $29,510.
  • Fremont, California, has the lowest divorce rate, 11.82 percent, which is 3.5 times lower than in Cleveland, the city with the highest at 41.51 percent.
  • Irvine, California, has the lowest share of families receiving food stamps, 2.93 percent, which is 16.9 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 49.57 percent.
  • Overland Park, Kansas, has the lowest share of families living below the poverty line, 3.4 percent, which is 10.4 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 35.5 percent.

To view the full report and your city’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 09/05/17 at 10:32 am. FILED UNDER: News

New Haven receives A Champion of Character School of Distinction

champions of Character

The following is the letter received from Bobby Cox, Commissioner

New Haven High School – A Champion of Character School of Distinction


Dear Anna Murphy,

Good evening. Please let this message serve as congratulations to you and your school for earning a 2016-17 IHSAA Sportsmanship Award. Your school, along with 16 other IHSAA member schools, is being recognized for exemplary behavior during the previous year. Many IHSAA member schools met the point value of 100 or better, but few completed the entire Sportsmanship program. New Haven met or exceeded all five criteria of the IHSAA/NAIA Character Challenge program. You and your school community are to be commended!

On behalf of the IHSAA staff and our Board of Directors, please accept my sincere congratulations for this important achievement. Within the next few weeks, your school will be receiving a sportsmanship banner representing this accomplishment. If you are a repeat winner of this award, a ‘2016-17’ placard is being shipped to your school. We hope you will proudly display this award in your gymnasium and take occasion to recognize your accomplishment before your school community. Should you wish to make such a presentation, members of the IHSAA staff or Board of Directors are most willing to be present as you mark the occasion. Please contact me or any of our Assistant Commissioners if you desire a staff or Board member to be in attendance.

Again, congratulations on your distinction as a ‘Champion of Character’ and continued best wishes as we continue our new school year.

POSTED: 09/05/17 at 10:28 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Meet East Allen County Schools New Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education

Teresa Knoblauch“My name is Teresa Knoblauch, the new Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education.  I grew up in Woodburn and graduated from Woodlan High School.  I have spent all of my professional career in East Allen County Schools, except my first year of teaching in North Carolina.  I have taught grades kindergarten through 6th grade (except for 4th) at Southwick Elementary and Harlan Elementary.  I have been an assistant principal and principal at Highland Terrace and New Haven Primary school and then became the Director of Title III in January of 2014.  I look forward to serving the community of East Allen County Schools in my new role”!

POSTED: 09/05/17 at 10:26 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools