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The New Haven Chamber of Commerce is having their Ag Appreciation Day once again. It is a morning of speakers and exhibitors that have our rural community at heart. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Jefferson Township Park located at 1720 N. Webster Road. The morning will begin with a savory breakfast of Pancakes and Sausage prepared by the FFA students from Woodburn and Heritage high schools. There are four well known speakers on the morning’s agenda:

First on the agenda will be a speaker from Paulding Putman Electric. This speaker will talk about energy safety and will even have a fun demonstration.

This will be followed by Attorney Dan Gordon. Dan is a graduate of Ball State University and Harvard Law School. He founded Gordon & Associates P.C. in 1998 in Bluffton, Indiana. Since then, his practice has grown to also include locations in Rochester, Huntington, and Fort Wayne, as well as clients in roughly half of Indiana’s counties. Dan’s practice focuses on agricultural law, estate planning, succession planning, and estate and trust administration. Dan works to create a plan to meet each of his client’s legal needs.

Following Attorney Gordon will be Kent Yeager. Kent Yeager joined Senator Joe Donnelly’s staff in September of 2013 and serves as his state agricultural liaison. The position with Senator Donnelly followed his retirement from the Indiana Farm Bureau in August 2013. Kent had served as Farm Bureau Director of the Public Policy since May 1996. In that position he led Indiana Farm Bureau’s public advocacy and political strategy, including the political action committee, Indiana Farm Bureau ELECT. For most of his career Kent was Indiana Farm Bureau’s federal lobbyist and he has made more than 250 visits to Washington, DC.
Kent joined the public policy team after serving for three years as state executive director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. Prior to his 1993 appointment to the FSA position, he was a field representative and national affairs assistant for IFB.

Then last but certainly not least the group will hear from Christopher A. Hurt an Agricultural Economics Professor at Purdue University. Professor Hurt joined the department in 1981. He teaches an undergraduate course in livestock and meat marketing. Professor Hurt’s areas of specialty include examination of family farm market problems, pricing strategies, and livestock futures market performance. In extension education, Professor Hurt provides analysis for participation in government programs, teaches marketing principles and alternatives, evaluates the livestock industry structure, and provides price analysis and outlook of live cattle and live hogs. Recently he has examined the factors influencing the structural changes in the pork industry, and evaluated the adoption of new technologies in moderate size Midwestern farms. Professor Hurt helps coordinate a fee-based market newsletter and report service published jointly with the University of Illinois. He serves as editor of the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report. Professor Hurt has received the USDA Superior Service Group award, an American Agricultural Economics Group award, as well as two Indiana Extension Service Awards.

There will be a variety of business exhibits available for the group to learn about and enjoy. Following the presentations a snack of Ice Cream and Desserts will be served. Indiana State Agricultural Director Bruce Kettler and other government representatives are scheduled to be present for questions and to share issues pertinent to the rural community.
For more information on availabilities for exhibitor prices and sponsorship opportunities visit the Chamber’s website at www.newhavenindiana.org or call the Chamber office at 749-4484.

POSTED: 07/08/18 at 10:20 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Real Estate, Schools

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations.

To identify the best spots for staying local, WalletHub compared more than 180 cities across 40 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services.

Best for Staycations Worst for Staycations
1 Orlando, FL                                 173 Lubbock, TX
2 Honolulu, HI                              174 Warwick, RI
3 Chicago, IL                                  175 Aurora, IL
4 Seattle, WA                                  176 Anaheim, CA
5 Portland, OR                               177 Nashua, NH
6 Tampa, FL                                   178 Yonkers, NY
7 Las Vegas, NV                             179 Fremont, CA
8 San Francisco, CA                      180 San Bernardino, CA
9 San Diego, CA                             181 Bridgeport, CT
10 Charleston, SC                          182 Oxnard, CA

Best vs. Worst •North Las Vegas, Nev. has the most zoos & aquariums (per square root of population), 0.0187, 62.3 times more than in New York, the city with the fewest at 0.0003.

•Portland, Maine has the most parks (per square root of population), 1.2937, 22.4 times more than in Hialeah, Fla., the city with the fewest at 0.0577.

•Chicago has the most tennis courts (per square root of population), 0.3235, 25.7 times more than in Gilbert, Ariz., the city with the fewest at 0.0126.

•South Burlington, Vt. has the lowest cost of house-cleaning services, $103, 5.2 times less expensive than in St. Paul, Minn., the city with the highest at $539.

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


POSTED: 06/04/18 at 3:51 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Welcome to the East Allen County Schools’ monthly construction update. Following my last update, I received many inquiries concerning what the New Haven High School and New Haven Intermediate School finished project would look like as well as the projected traffic flow.

Finished project. The below architectural rendition depicts the appearance of the final project.

Traffic Flow. Buses enter and exit the south entrance; patrons/students/staff coming from the south or going south, enter and exit the south drive; and patrons/students/staff coming from the north or going north, enter and exit the north drive. The drop-off/pick up for students is on the north side of the building (see diagram below.)

Turf Field. Construction of the turf football field will begin in early June and be ready for the mighty Bulldogs’ next football season. The updated John Young Field promises to be a source of Bulldog pride!

Finished project. The below architectural rendition depicts the appearance of the final project.

Traffic Flow… Patrons enter and exit from Homestead Drive; regular buses enter from Williams Street and exit College Avenue; special buses for students with disabilities enter from Homestead Drive and Edwards Street to drop off on vacated Prospect Avenue and then exit via Williams Street or College Avenue (see diagram below.)

Thank you for supporting this project! See you next month for your monthly update to YOUR New Haven Schools.

Bob Nelson
President, East Allen County School Board of Trustees.

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:38 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Schools

New Horizons Fellowship is accepting donations of gently used school-age children’s clothing for back to school ministry. You can drop clothes off on Monday, Thursday, Friday or Sunday from 8 to 12 and Saturday from 10 to 12. You can call and leave a message to arrange a pickup of your clothing at 260-749-0422. We will be giving these clothes and school supplies away to students in early August. Thank you!

POSTED: 06/03/18 at 10:27 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News

Join us for the 2nd Annual New Haven Fire Muster & Expo. This family event will kick off with our Parade and offer many kid and adult activities. There will be displays, exhibits, activities and competitions for all age ranges. There will be plaques and cash prizes for the adult competitions. This event raises money for the New Haven Fire department, The Fort Wayne Fire Museum, and Hoosier Burn Camp. A variety of Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

For more questions or Information contact Ray Easterly at 260-740-1916 or ray@priority1safety.com.

POSTED: 05/15/18 at 10:08 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Entertainment, News, Schools


Family-owned trucking company looking for OTR drivers in the Huntington area for dedicated tanker runs.

Requirements: Class A CDL, tanker endorsement, 2 years tractor-trailer experience, at least 25 years old. Payment per mile plus quarterly safety bonus. Assigned power unit, 2500-3500 average miles per week. Home weekly but can choose to stay out longer.

Clean inspection & referral bonus. Detention & breakdown pay.

Medical insurance & AFLAC, IRA with company match, paid vacation.

Call Mike or Ryan @ 800-627- 1308. Tom Gullickson Inc, Deerfield, WI

POSTED: 04/11/18 at 4:45 pm. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Real Estate

With the U.S. projected to spend $553 billion on research and development in 2018 and multiple cities vying to become the location of Amazon’s HQ2, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Most & Least Innovative States.

In order to give credit to the states that have contributed the most to America’s innovative success, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 22 key metrics. The data set ranges from share of STEM professionals to R&D spending per capita.

Most Innovative States Least Innovative States
1 Massachusetts 42 Oklahoma
2 Maryland 43 Nebraska
3 Washington 44 Hawaii
4 District of Columbia 45 Kentucky
5 California 46 Iowa
6 Colorado 47 Tennessee
7 Virginia 48 Arkansas
8 Utah 49 West Virginia
9 Delaware 50 Louisiana
10 Oregon 51 Mississippi

Key Stats

  • The District of Columbia has the highest share of STEM professionals, 9.5 percent, three times higher than in Mississippi, which has the lowest at 3.2 percent.
  • Virginia has the highest share of technology companies, 7.52 percent, 3.9 times higher than in West Virginia, which has the lowest at 1.95 percent.
  • New Mexico has the highest research and development (R&D) intensity, 6.52 percent, 16.3 times higher than in Nevada, which has the lowest at 0.40 percent.
  • Florida has the highest share of public high-school students taking advanced-placement (AP) exams, 51.9 percent, 3.9 times higher than in North Dakota, which has the lowest at 13.2 percent.

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit:

POSTED: 03/21/18 at 9:57 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

Emanuel Lutheran Church Rummage Sale, 800 Green St, New Haven.

April 19, 9:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. and April 20, 9:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m., outside sales at 8:00 a.m.

$2.00 bag sale on April 20

POSTED: 03/14/18 at 10:40 am. FILED UNDER: Business, Church, News, Schools

Katie Branning… the 2018 Bill Fritcha Award Winner

Diane Fritcha giving Katie the 2018 Bill Fritcha Community Volunteer Award at Monday’s New Haven State of the City Event. Next time you stop in the New Haven Bakery tell Katie congrats.

POSTED: 03/13/18 at 9:50 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News

POSTED: 03/12/18 at 10:20 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News, Schools