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National Night Out… Hosted by the City of New Haven and the New Haven Police Department

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 @ Schnelker Park, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

National Night Out is designed to:

- Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness

- Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs

- Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships

- Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back

Different programs will be offered to the public that evening, including Kid Care I.D., child safety seat inspections, and bicycle registrations just to name a few.

POSTED: 07/12/18 at 10:37 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Registration Dates for the 2018 – 2019 School Year:

•On-line Registration opens Tuesday, July 24th for currently enrolled students

•All Elementary/Secondary Schools Registration EXCEPT Southwick Elementary, Paul Harding Junior High and East Allen University
•Wednesday, August 1, Noon – 7:00 p.m.
•Thursday, August 2, – 8:00 a.m. – Noon

•Southwick Elementary, Paul Harding Junior High and East Allen University
•Thursday, August 2, Noon – 7:00 p.m.
•Friday, August 3, 8:00 a.m. – Noon

•First Day of Student Attendance
•Monday, August 13, 2018

POSTED: 07/10/18 at 10:11 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

EACS Board Recognizes Academic All State Winter Athletes

Academic All State Winter Athletes
The East Allen County Schools Board of School Trustees recognized the winter sport Academic All-State athletes. Those student athletes included:
•Dirk Herschberger – G.P.A. 4.25, wrestling at Woodlan High (not in photo)
•Mitch Hoot – G.P.A. 3.34, wrestling at Woodlan High
•Aaron Hahn – G.P.A. 4.2, 1st team academic all-state in basketball, he is 3rd in his graduating class at Woodlan High School. He is undecided on the college/university he will attend but he says he will study nursing. Mr. Ron Kammeyer is the principal of Woodlan High School (not in photo)
Jaxson Savieo, G.P.A. 4.1, wrestling at New Haven High. He was recently named the News Sentinel Wrestler of the Year. Jaxson is 6th in his graduating class and will attend Indiana Weslyan in the Fall.Mrs. Anna Murphy is the principal of New Haven High School


POSTED: 07/10/18 at 10:08 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

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

City of New Haven 2018 Outing with the Fort Wayne TinCaps… Thursday, August 16, Game Time: 7:05 P.M.

TinCaps VS South Bend Cubs. Tickets are located in section 114 and are $7 each. If your company/Group purchases 20+ tickets, you will receive video board recognition.

Post-Game Fireworks

Following the game, a fabulous firework display will be shot off directly from centerfield!

Run the Bases: After the game, all fans are welcome on the field!

Reserve Your Tickets Today. Deadline to order tickets: Monday, August 6

New Haven Chamber of Commerce, 428 Broadway, Suite 101, New Haven, IN 46774

POSTED: 07/08/18 at 10:14 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools


New Haven Parks and Recreation introduces “MUSIC, MARKET, & MUNCHIES” This new event will bring together the community with a great band every week, shopping and food! – Formerly the New Haven Farmers Market, this event has been revamped with a different look and new energy for 2018. The 2018 event will host 4 concerts spanning music genres of pop, country and classic rock July 11 th – August 1 st . Each concert will take place in New Haven’s quaint, downtown Schnelker Park. The bands this year are:

July 11 Junk Yard Band
July 18 Mason Dixon Line
July 25 Cadillac Ranch
August 1 Rosalind & the Way.

The Parks and Recreation Department will also host food trucks weekly and other dining options, local vendors with craft & artisan items, pastries and other sweet treats, jewelry, hand- made items and so much more! Guests to the Summer Concert Series are encouraged to bring a blanket or a lawn chair for the evening and set up in the shade of the mature trees. “We are excited to be able to offer even more free, family-friendly entertainment this summer. This event should be a fantastic time for the community. We want it to be a really big deal and hope with the support of our wonderful sponsors that we can make that a reality,” said Anna Gurney, Recreation Director, New Haven Parks & Recreation.

The concert is free. Come join us beginning Wednesday, July 11 from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

For additional information, contact the Park Office at 260-749-2212.

POSTED: 07/08/18 at 10:09 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News, Schools

United Way of Allen County Book Drive Collects 5,000 Books

Throughout May, the United Way of Allen County hosted a book drive, partnering with 16 businesses and organizations to collect over 5,000 books to encourage summer reading for Allen County kids.

3Rivers Federal Credit Union


BFGoodrich/USW Local 715


City of Fort Wayne

CVC Communications

Fusion Yoga

Hallmark Home Mortgage

Johnson Controls/UAW Local 3046

Lippert Components

Quadrant EPP USA

PHD, Inc.



Trinity English Lutheran Church

United Way of Allen County

Vera Bradley

Women United

The donations were collected and sorted by volunteers at Trinity English Lutheran Church. The books have been distributed to 30 local nonprofits, ranging from the Rally to Read program hosted by the Early Childhood Alliance to Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana to Charis House at the Rescue Mission. All organizations plan to implement the materials differently into their children’s programs to ensure all the books find good, needed homes.

“United Way of Allen County is committed to improving early childhood education for children in our community,” said David Nicole, president and CEO of United Way of Allen County. “Thank you to the companies that partnered with United Way by participating in the book drive. Your efforts set up the children in our community for success.”

Throughout the summer, the strategic volunteer engagement staff will work with companies to collect supplies for Kindergarten Countdown, a 4-week academic-preparation program for kids unable to attend preschool, and to assemble literacy kits, sets of in-depth reading materials and activities for Fort Wayne area kids to take home and complete. These initiatives and more, aim to help children thrive, while engaging families and communities. Contact Tiffani Arnold-Pine at tiffani.arnoldpine@uwacin.org for additional information about the book drive or corporate volunteer opportunities.

POSTED: 06/11/18 at 9:26 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

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

The 2018 FAME art winners were honored for their hard work at a recent Board of School Trustees meeting! Superintendent Hissong said, “The artwork of these students was extremely impressive and they represented East Allen County Schools well at the FAME art festival!” Those honored were:

The Mayor’s Choice Award winners:

Syrus Shirey, Cedarville Elementary, principal Dr. Brad Bakle

Culvin Gilbert, Heritage Elementary, principal Mrs. Karen Charters

Aydan Jackson, Leo Elementary, principal Mr. Bill Diehl

Katarina Baker, New Haven Intermediate, principal Mr. Steve Snodgrass

Gracie Wetoskey, New Haven Primary, principal Mrs. Renita Peters

Ryder White, New Haven Primary, principal Mrs. Renita Peters

Hsar Kit Soe, Prince Chapman Academy, principal Mr. Pat McCann

Eh Nay Taw, Southwick Elementary, principal Mrs. Diamond Robinson

Collin Klepper, Woodlan Elementary, principal Mr. Michael Chen

The Teacher’s Choice Winners:

Alina Campbell, Heritage Elementary, principal Mrs. Karen Charters

Eh Par Sor Shee, Southwick Elementary, principal Mrs. Diamond Robinson

Eyrelyn Tripp, Woodlan Elementary, principal Mr. Michael Chen

POSTED: 05/21/18 at 4:01 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

We are finally starting to see some sunshine and warmer weather. So with that warmer weather, please remember to review your child(ren)’s school dress code. If you have specific questions, please call or email the school for your answers.

We have some very important dates coming up in the near future:

High School Graduations:
New Haven High School Thursday, May 31, 2018 – 7:00 PM Memorial Coliseum
Leo High School Friday, June 1, 2018 – 7:00 PM Memorial Coliseum
Woodlan High School Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 10:00 AM Woodlan High School
Heritage High School Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 2:00 PM Heritage High School
East Allen University Saturday, June 2, 2018 – 6:00 PM IPFW Campus

If you have specific questions regarding the ceremonies, please contact the school.

Registration Dates for the 2018 – 2019 School Year:
•On-line Registration opens Tuesday, July 24th for currently enrolled students
•All Elementary/Secondary Schools Registration EXCEPT Southwick Elementary, Paul Harding Junior High and East Allen University
•Wednesday, August 1, Noon – 7:00 p.m.
•Thursday, August 2, – 8:00 a.m. – Noon
•Southwick Elementary, Paul Harding Junior High and East Allen University
•Thursday, August 2, Noon – 7:00 p.m.
•Friday, August 3, 8:00 a.m. – Noon
•First Day of Student Attendance
•Monday, August 13, 2018

Finally, I just want to personally thank you all for allowing me to serve East Allen County Schools in my new role as superintendent. I am so honored to work in this new capacity. We truly are blessed to have great students, parents, staff, and communities! I hope that everyone has a safe, relaxing summer. If you need anything, please do not hesitate to call the central office administration at 260-446-0100. We will do our very best to direct you to the right person of contact or answer your questions directly.

Don’t forget to like us on Facebook! We will try to do a variety of posts over the summer with construction and other things.

Again, thank you for the opportunity to serve as your superintendent. Dream It. Do It.!

Marilyn Hissong, Superintendent

POSTED: 05/21/18 at 3:56 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools