Leo-Grabill, Indiana

Friday, January 30, 2015

Teams: F.W. Bishop Luers, F.W. Snider, F.W. South Side, F.W. Wayne Wayne, Heritage, Homestead, Huntington, North, Leo, New Haven, Woodlan

Tournament Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015

The following time schedule will be used for the New Haven Wrestling Sectional:

Weigh-In 7:30 a.m.

Round #1 – Pigtails & Quarter-finals 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Round #2 – Semi-finals & 1st Round Losers Bracket 10:40 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Break 12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.

Round #3 – Wrestle Backs 12.45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Finals – 3 Mats 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

POSTED: 01/27/15 at 9:09 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

Participating shops at Covington Plaza (in Fort Wayne) are hosting a Souper Bowl Cook-off to help restock the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission/Charis House and Street Reach for Homeless.  Saturday, January 31st, 2015 from 11 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (or while supplies last).  All we ask is that you bring a non-perishable food product, travel size toiletries or a monetary donation to help these charities restock after the holiday season.  With a donation to the cause, you get to taste all the soups that are prepared throughout the participating shops in Covington Plaza.  No purchase required at any of the store, just a donation to the charity.  Come stroll the plaza and enjoy some tasty soups along the way.

Participating store are as follows:

Susan’s Fashions

b.mitchel fine jewelry

Merle Norman Cosmetics

The Monogram Shoppe & More

The Olive Twist

Symmetry Fashion

Christopher James Menswear

Jophiel Women’s Clothing

POSTED: 01/27/15 at 7:19 am. FILED UNDER: News


POSTED: 01/13/15 at 7:49 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Mr. Leland Etzler: Mr. Etzler is a retired educator of 43 years. He was a former EACS Board member from 2006-2010. He was a football coach at Woodlan High for 40 years and has been inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame!  Mr. Etzler has been married to Gayle for 48 years. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.






Mr. Timothy Hines: Mr. Hines is the owner of TE Hines Concrete Construction.  He serves on many committees, has coached baseball and basketball in the Harlan and Woodlan communities.  He also serves on EACS budget committee.  Mr. Hines is a graduate of Ball State University.  He is married and they have two adult sons.  Mr. Hines has been actively involved in the EACS district for many years.





Mrs. Paulette Nellems: Mrs. Nellems is a former NAACP President for the City of Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch.  She is also a former General Motors assembly worker.  She has been involved and extremely active in the East Allen County School district for quite sometime.  She has a passion for kids and wants every child to receive a great education!  Mrs. Nellems is married to Danny; they have two adult daughters and one son. They are also foster parents.

POSTED: 01/08/15 at 6:57 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


EACS…is an ‘A’ District!!! The State Board of Education announced November 5, 2014, that EACS is an overall ‘A’ district! EACS has 7 ‘A’ schools, 5 ‘B’ schools and 4 ‘C’ schools. No schools were categorized as either a ‘D’ or ‘F’ school.

EACS….has National Blue Ribbon Schools Cedarville Elementary, New Haven Intermediate, and Leo Jr. Sr. High Schools received National Blue Ribbon designations. The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a United States government program created in 1982 to honor schools which have achieved high levels of performance or made significant improvements in closing the achievement gap in schools where at least 40% of the student population is classified as disadvantaged.

EACS…. has 4-Star Schools Annually the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction announces Indiana’s 4-Star Schools. In order to achieve this designation, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEP-based categories. Cedarville Elementary, Leo Elementary, Leo Jr./Sr., and Woodlan Primary have recently received this designation.

EACS….has a MultiCultural district. EACS has an ethnicity of 69% White, 13% B lack, 8% Asian, 6% Hispanic, and 4% Multi-Racial. The district is made up of urban and rural communities. There are 31 languages spoken.

EACS….ISTEP scores increased more than the State average During 2013-14 school year, EACS had 72.2% of students in grades 3 through 8 pass both portions of ISTEP, compared with 66.7% during 2012-13 school year. This is a 5.5% increase! The State average increased only 1%.


POSTED: 12/02/14 at 8:20 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Seven candidates are running for three seats on the East Allen County Schools board. Two are running for an at-large position, two for District 2E and three for 3E, commonly referred to as the Harding district.

Stephen Terry is the only incumbent, however, Richard Allgeier and Leland Etzler served on the board previously.

The position pays $2,000 annually and $112 for each meeting attended, said Kirby Stahly, EACS business manager.

At Large

Timothy Hines

Age: 52

Current occupation: TE Hines Concrete Construction

Campaign issue: The transportation department is “in the red big time this year.”

How to best address it: “Due to the vast area that EACS encompasses, providing these services to these students must involve paying employees overtime wages, premature aging on the buses and fighting the continuing rising costs of fuel since the closing of Harding (High School). The possibility of redistricting will probably be addressed along with building utilization. Both of these items have been tabled until the election of the new board members has taken place.”

Campaign issue: Make the board more transparent

How to best address it: “Dr. Ken Folks (district superintendent) has become an example to the board by making himself very transparent to the communities of EACS. Being willing to take constructive criticism and remaining professional throughout conversation are also qualities of the transparent-minded individual.”


POSTED: 10/29/14 at 7:40 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Lutheran Hospital Hosting Career Fair for Medical Professionals Nov. 6

Medical professionals and new graduates interested in seeking a career as a registered nurse, surgical technologist or monitor technician are invited to attend a career fair at Lutheran Hospital Nov. 6 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Lutheran is looking for compassionate applicants who want to provide life-changing care for patients in a team-approach culture.

Participants are asked to RSVP online at LutheranHospital.com/careers .

The career fair will take place in the Lutheran Hospital South Lobby. Parking is available free of charge in the south parking garage on the Lutheran Hospital campus.

Career fair attendees can chat with staff and tour:

  • Intensive care units
  • Lutheran Children’s Hospital
  • Medical/surgical unit
  • Neurosciences
  • Telemetry/heart failure unit
  • Surgery


POSTED: 10/29/14 at 7:24 am. FILED UNDER: News

Leo Jr/Sr High Supports Cancer Patients and Research

Leo Junior-Senior High School raised over $1,000 to send to Riley Children’s Hospital for Cancer Patients and Research!  As a result of the success, 9 staff members, a student teacher, and a high school student took whipped cream to the face for the campaign “Whipping Childhood Cancer.”  Leo’s Mr. Cogdell, Ms. Hancock, Mrs. Kattner, Mr. Lance, Ms. McKanna, Mr. Newberg, Dr. Singer, Mrs. Shappell, along with student teacher Ms. Mintari, and Mrs.Yamano volunteered to take whipped cream in the face to help the cause!

POSTED: 10/23/14 at 7:22 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


Life is Good Campaign Club Kick-off was a success!  Over 150 Leo Junior High students attended the event to play games, compete in challenges, and have fun.  The goal of Life is Good Campaign Club is to promote community service and build a sense of positive community within our school.

Way to Go Leo Junior High Students!

POSTED: 10/23/14 at 7:21 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

GOTR_2014_UncorkFunTicket price also includes a raffle ticket to win awesome silent auction items from our local businesses like Peter Franklin Jewelers, Aveda, Spiece Fitness/Day Spa and more!  Food will be provided by local restaurants.  All proceeds will benefit GOTR of Allen County and provide opportunities for us to grow and expand our program bringing it to additional local girls.  In 2013 we were able to scholarship over $2000.00 in girls’ fees and we are branching out into Wells County.  Girls on the Run is SO much fun and we are helping a record number of girls!

POSTED: 10/23/14 at 7:10 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News