Leo-Grabill, Indiana

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lions meet Bulldogs in opener

Journal Gazette

The Leo baseball team, ranked fifth in Class 3A thanks to a 19-2 record, begins its pursuit of a state title against New Haven in the New Haven Sectional.

The Lions learned their fate Tuesday when the IHSAA announced the state tournament brackets. If they survive that first matchup, they face the winner of a Bishop Dwenger-Angola matchup.

Also in Leo’s sectional is a game between Bishop Luers and Concordia, with the winner advancing to face Garrett.

In the 3A NorthWood Sectional, Wawasee plays Whitko, and West Noble drew Lakeland.

In the 3A Bellmont Sectional, the host Braves face Columbia City, with Norwell playing Northfield. Heritage is also in the Bellmont Sectional.

The 4A DeKalb and Homestead sectionals have plenty of action.

At DeKalb, the Barons play North Side, Carroll plays East Noble, and Snider plays Northrop. At Homestead, the Spartans face Huntington North. South Side and Wayne play, with Jay County awaiting the winner.

Also in 4A, in the Elkhart Memorial Sectional, Warsaw drew a date with the host school.

In Class 2A’s Eastside Sectional, the host Blazers open against Adams Central, with the winner to take on Bluffton. Elsewhere in that sectional, Churubusco opposes South Adams, and Canterbury opposes Woodlan.


POSTED: 05/20/15 at 7:16 am. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

District Digital Competition Winners Honored by Board

Recently, the EACS technology department hosted the annual Digital Learning Day iMovie Video Contest.  There were three categories – K-5, 6-8 and 9-12.  The board honored the top three winners in each category.  You are able to view the winning videos on the districts main webpage.

Grades K-5 category:

1st place: Edward Stuckey, Woodlan Elementary

2nd place: Let Win, Prince Chapman Academy

3rd place: Josh Carter, Leo Elementary

Grades 6-8 category:

1st place:  Lane Hasselman, Leo Jr. High

2nd place: Adia Horston, New Haven Middle

3rd place: War War Win, Paul Harding Jr.

Grades 9-12 category:

1st place: Nicole Winans, East Allen University

2nd place: Rebecca Steeber, Divine Vasquez, and Kaitlyn Brown, New Haven High

3rd place: Evan Purk, New Haven High

POSTED: 05/07/15 at 6:52 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

EACS Health Service Coordinator Selected ‘Nurse of the Year’

Mrs. Wendy Walker, EACS Health Service Coordinator was selected as the 21 Alive/Insight Talk Show ‘Nurse of the Year’! Mr. Dirk Rowley, host of the Insight Show presented Mrs. Walker a $500 gift card from James Medical for being nominated and selected as Nurse of the Year.

Mrs. Walker coordinates all the nurses in the district as well as work directly with kids and staff in the Paul Harding Jr. building. “We appreciate her hard work and dedication for so many years”, said Dr. Ken Folks, superintendent.  Mrs. Walker has been with EACS since January 28, 1991.  Wendy provides CPR training for staff and all bus drivers.  “It’s important that we keep staff trained in case of emergencies.  Keeping kids safe and healthy is extremely important and I’m blessed to be able to do it”, said Walker.

May 6 was National Nurses Day, a day when we honor the devotion of our EACS nurses who selflessly and tirelessly care for our students and staff in very meaningful and tangible ways. The work they do is vital and they the way they do it is even more vital. We honor nurses because of their impulse to care, their capacity to encourage and nurture, and their heart that finds joy in giving!

POSTED: 05/07/15 at 6:51 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Congratulations to Leo’s Lindsey Sharp she was a winner at last night’s BBB Torch Awards.

The BBB awarded four scholarships to students of integrity, who were chosen based on recommendations and essays submissions. There were: Andrew Norman Swing, Lakewood Park Christian School; Lindsey Sharp, Leo High School; Samuel Thomas, IPFW; and Chelsea Wiseman, Indiana Tech.


POSTED: 05/01/15 at 7:29 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Paulding Putnam Supports the EACS Educational Foundation!

The East Allen County Schools Educational Foundation (the “Foundation” herein) received a $500 donation from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative Trust’s “Operation Round UP!” to support the Foundation’s efforts. Paulding Putnam’s “Operation Round UP!” is a program that provides benefits to “organizations and governmental entities for charitable purposes in the Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative service area.” The program is available through the generosity of Paulding Putnam’s members. That is, “The membership of Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op contributes […] by rounding up their electric bill payments to the next whole dollar.” Through this support, our East Allen County Schools (EACS) Educational Foundation provides

1. EACS Dual Credit / Collegiate Connection. Current EACS juniors and seniors in EACS high schools have the opportunity to receive reimbursement for college coursework they successfully complete while they are EACS juniors or seniors. Annual allocation is up to $5,000 per EACS high school for this program.

2. Recognition of our EACS building-level Teachers of the Year. Each EACS building-level Teacher of the Year up to $250 worth of classroom materials to support their students.

The Foundation’s programming is possible because of donors, like Paulding Putnam, and the EACS Foundation’s lead sponsors: Pepsi and Parkview Health. Pictured (left to right) are Gary Lybarger (Paulding Putnam), Rose Fritzinger (EACS Foundation director) and Dr. Kenneth H. Folks (EACS Superintendent). If you want to learn more about the EACS Educational Foundation, contact Rose Fritzinger, 260/446-0135 or via email: rfritzinger@eacs.k12.in.us

POSTED: 05/01/15 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools


At a recent board meeting, the Board of School Trustees along with Dr. Ken Folks, Superintendent honored the Academic All-State Fall athletes. To receive this distinguished All-State award, an athlete must have played in 70% of games this season, have a minimum of a 3.40/4.0 or 9.1/12.0, and a minimum SAT of 1660 or a minimum ACT of 24. Congratulations to the following athletes:

Heritage High School:
Lucas Scheumann 3.7

Leo High School:
John Grush 10.1
Logan Leiter 10.9

New Haven High School:
Adam Hoffer 11.6 (Salutatorian)
Nate Kitzmiller 10.9
Andrew Kohrman 10.1
Todd Moeller 9.5
Spencer Perkins 10.5
Ryan Shaffer 9.9
Vance Shearer 9.5
Zachary Watson 12.1 (Valedictorian)

Woodlan High School:
Shawn Kitzmiller 11.4


POSTED: 04/17/15 at 7:09 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Lutheran Hospital hosting spring career fair for medical professionals April 9

Medical professionals and soon-to-be 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 April 9 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

Refreshments will be served and door prizes awarded.

Clinical staff at Lutheran Hospital have access to: dental, medical and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; life insurance; paid time off; a per diem program; professional development opportunities; a retirement savings plan with company match; schedule flexibility; and tuition reimbursement.

POSTED: 03/31/15 at 7:14 am. FILED UNDER: Business, News





POSTED: 02/17/15 at 3:29 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

(WANE) – Indiana State Police said an EACS school bus started a crash on I-69 in Delaware County that ended up with more than two dozen vehicles involved.

Photo Courtesy: Indiana State Police(Photo Courtesy: Indiana State Police)

It happened around 11:30 a.m. around mile marker 248. Police said the initial investigation found the school bus was going south in the right lane on I-69 and ran into the back of a southbound minivan. The minivan was knocked into the ditch off to the right of the highway.

That collision sparked dozens of other crashes. In the end, police said five semi-trucks and more than 20 passenger vehicles were involved in the pileup that stretched for about a quarter mile.


POSTED: 02/15/15 at 8:18 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Strikes for Charity Bowling Tournament to benefit local charities

bowlFire Police City County FCU and Reflection of Caring invite you on Saturday, February 21, 2015, to Georgetown Bowl located at 6770 East State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815. The bowling tournament will begin at 1pm, doors open at 12:30pm. The public is welcome and walk-in registration is available. Cost per bowler is $15.00 (max 5 bowlers per lane.) Registration includes 3 games of bowling, shoes rental, and a door prize ticket. Bowler pre-registration forms are available online at http://www.fpccfcu.org/R_O_C.html. Reflection of Caring was established by Fire Police City County FCU for the purpose of providing monetary donations as well as volunteer support to charitable organizations. In 2014, Reflection of Caring donated over $14,000 to nearly 50 local and national charitable organizations while Credit Union employees gave 800 hours of volunteer service to the community!

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact Fire Police City County FCU for additional information about the Strikes for Charity Bowling Tournament. Call Angie at 260-484-2102 or email angie.felger@fpccfcu.org.

POSTED: 02/09/15 at 10:49 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News