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POSTED: 01/11/19 at 11:09 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Real Estate, Schools, Sports

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SafeWise is happy to announce the release of the annual 20 Safest Cities in Indiana 2018 Report.

New Haven made the list at #20 this year!

Here is all the information you’ll need to share this achievement with your community:

What? SafeWise released the 20 Safest Cities in Indiana for 2018.

When? This report was released on November 6th, 2018.

Where? Check out the full rankings here: https://www.safewise.com/blog/safest-cities-indiana/

How? To compile this report, SafeWise analysts reviewed the most recent 2016 FBI crime statistics and population data. Our evaluation is based on the number of reported violent crimes (aggravated assault, murder, rape and robbery) in each city per 1000 people. If there was a tie, we also factored in the number of property crimes (burglary, arson, larceny-theft, and car theft).

Cities that fell below identified population thresholds or failed to submit a complete FBI crime report were excluded from the ranking system.

Who is SafeWise? SafeWise is an online safety resource that advocates for consumers and helps families and communities make informed decisions. Our mission is to provide helpful reviews, insightful tips, comprehensive resources, and valuable safety information in one convenient place. SafeWise regularly releases “Safest Cities” reports, and other reports on a variety of safety topics to raise awareness about the state of safety in our country.

Quote: SafeWise security analyst Alexia Chianis says, “Indiana’s twenty safest cities vary considerably in size and location, but they’re all working hard to keep crime under control. The cities on our list experienced an average violent crime rate nearly 85% lower than the state, according to the most recent FBI crime report. We were also impressed that cities which didn’t make our list, like Indianapolis, are leveraging new initiatives such as OneCOP to help improve police-citizen communication and reduce crime.”

POSTED: 11/06/18 at 1:27 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

It’s already October and Christmas is getting closer! We are settled in to another great school year at all New Haven Schools. Thank you to the parents, students and staff. It is often said in education, “it takes all three legs to keep the stool steady.”

Following is my current update on the great things happening, construction-wise, to YOUR schools.


Construction. The interior renovations continue to move forward with substantial construction in the hallways, media room, classrooms and cafeteria. The updating and construction on many often unnoticed improvements include the plumbing system, electrical system and the heating/cooling system, including air conditioning!

The Original Gym. All the improvements are finished. A new glass area has been added between the upper and lower set of bleachers and painting has been completed. The area looks fantastic and is ready for another exciting Bulldog Basketball season.

The New Fieldhouse. Work continues on the new gyms and work-out area. The opening date is now early 2019. The walls have now closed in the entire project, and interior work is set to begin. The Fieldhouse will yield equivalent space to cover the size of three gym floors. It will include a wooden gym floor as well as other all-purpose flooring to accommodate multiple sports. It will be a great interior area for everyone to use when Indiana weather prevails.

Turf Field. Installation of the turf football field is complete. It is BEAUTIFUL! The field is currently being used by the band, football teams, soccer teams, physical education classes and local pal football teams.


Construction. Work continues on the outside and interior. The construction outside is nearing completion and is almost ready for winter weather. Most windows are installed and the interior will soon become the focus.


Construction. Work continues at an even greater pace. Exterior masonry is a major focus and despite a slow start and even falling behind, we will continue to push forward encouraging an on-time completion.


Another innovative school is coming to New Haven by transforming Meadowbrook Elementary School (New Haven Intermediate School) building into a vocational career and technical education center. Expected to open in 2020-2021, the new center will start by offering five programs in the trades of Industrial Maintenance, Health Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Computer Science, and Pharmacy Technician. These programs will be offered in addition to the ABC Program for Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, and HVAC Technicians that New Haven currently offers. More class choices will follow soon! These programs were chosen based on student interests and regional workforce developmental needs. “A community is judged by its successes or failures. There are currently a lot of moving pieces and parts in our schools, but what an exciting time!”

Thank you for supporting these projects. See you next month for your monthly update to YOUR New Haven Schools. GO BULLDOGS!!

Bob Nelson
President, East Allen County School Board of Trustees


POSTED: 10/10/18 at 10:55 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Real Estate, Schools, Sports


The 19 th River City Rat Race 5K/10k was born in the year 2000 and became an instant success. With over 1100 runners and walkers and more than 100 volunteers, it was clear that this event had enormous potential. Last year’s event attracted over 1100 participants. The feature event 10k (6.2mi) race includes a beautiful downtown course. Author and senior writer Hal Higdon of Runner’s World magazine said: “It is one of the most scenic 10K courses I’ve ever seen. This is high praise coming from one of the most experienced and highly sought after running experts in North America. The race is held on a Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm and typically one of the last weekends near Halloween in October. We feel this is the best time for an event called the “RAT RACE.”

Although the race attracts the top area runners, we consider this a “fun run.”. We have many awards throughout the race also. We have age group awards for the top 3 in each age group of 5 year increments; we also have Best Costume and Middle of the Pack awards. Since the race started in 2000 we have donated over $129,000 to the Central Branch of the YMCA. The starting line for the race is at the corner of Main and Barr Street in Fort Wayne, and finishes at the Filtration Plant just east of the Old Fort for both the 5k and the 10k. Packet pickup is at the Central Branch YMCA on Oct. 20, from 5-7:30pm. Cash and check only for $35 if you register that night. Race day packet pickup is from 12:00-1:30 at the 1 st Source Bank located at 200 E. Main Street near the start line. Race day registration is available for $50.

Participants can register online at runsignup.com. For more information visit our website at rivercityratrace.com. or pick up a postcard at any YMCA in Fort Wayne and Columbia City.

POSTED: 09/26/18 at 9:47 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Bob Nelson, New Haven mayoral candidate for 2019, announced “Our Community Plan.” Nelson’s style of government will be inclusive not exclusive. Not my platform, OUR platform. Not my plan, OUR plan. Not my city, OUR city.


POSTED: 08/29/18 at 9:55 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools, Sports


New Haven High School Girls Varsity Volleyball falls to Woodlan High School 3-0

POSTED: 08/15/18 at 10:41 am. FILED UNDER: Schools, Sports

POSTED: 08/06/18 at 3:32 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports