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Jennie Williamson Concert at Central Lutheran

Central Lutheran School invites you to experience Christian artist, Jennie Williamson, in concert on Friday, November 3 at 6:30pm. This FREE event for families of all ages will be held in Central’s new gymnasium. Central Lutheran is located at 900 Green Street in New Haven.

Jennie travels all across the country sharing her music and message to pastors, teachers, moms and dads, men and women, and boys and girls. With selling over 750,000 CDs, it is estimated that Jennie has touched the lives of over 2 million people.

Central Lutheran School serves over 400 students and offers classes for students in 3-year old preschool through 8th grade. For additional information about the school or information about enrolling your child, go to or call 260-493-2502.


POSTED: 10/19/17 at 9:30 am. FILED UNDER: Church, Entertainment, News, Schools

NEW Haven Wrestling Club

WHEN/Where: Tuesday AND THURSDAY 6:00-7:15 P.M. – (Starts Thursday November 2nd @ New Haven High School upper gym, will run through the end of April)

Grades: K-12th graders welcome

Instruction: COACHES: James Linn, Harley Barrand, Trent Culbertson, Andrew Syndram


Cost: the cost is $40 per wrestler.  If you have two or more wrestlers, it is $10 for each wrestler after 1.

Registration: registration will be held on the first three days of club (November 2nd and 7th and 9th).

Contact: For more information contact James Linn @ (260)609-1290

Parent Meeting: There will be a parent meeting on the first day of Club (November 2nd).

POSTED: 10/18/17 at 11:33 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

EXTENDED REGISTRATION!!!!!! The deadline for youth basketball league registration has been extended. Please call or stop in the park office to register. 260-749-2212

POSTED: 10/18/17 at 9:31 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools, Sports

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, Schools

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

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


WILLIAM “BILL” KERBEL, 73, passed away Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. Born in Sheridan, Wyo. on July 2, 1944, he was a son of the late William and Ruth Kerbel Sr. Bill was raised on a 300-acre dairy farm in Wyoming, graduated from and played football for Concordia College in Seward, Neb., and moved to Fort Wayne where he began his teaching and coaching career at Trinity Lutheran School. Bill continued his career for 37 years in the East Allen County Schools teaching, coaching wrestling and football, and retired as athletic director at New Haven High School. Bill left his mark on teaching and athletics in EACS; he started the wrestling program at Leo High School, was named the 2000 EACS Teacher of the Year, and will be inducted into the Indiana High School Wrestling Coaches Assoc. Hall of Fame in February 2018. Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Kathy Kerbel of New Haven, Ind.; son, Brian Kerbel of Key West, Fla.; daughter, Lori (Jim) Smasal of Appleton, Wis.; grandchildren, Grant, Tate, Jake, Alec, Michaela; siblings, Jim (Sue) Kerbel of Jenison, Mich. and Phyllis (Jody) Fournier of Fort Myers, Fla. Bill was preceded in death by his parents. Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2017 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 7710 E. State Blvd. Memorial calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 at the church. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney, Neb. at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church or the Community Foundation New Haven High School Scholarship Fund to assist with the establishment of the Bill Kerbel Scholarship.

POSTED: 08/28/17 at 8:23 am. FILED UNDER: News, Obits, Schools