North Newton Superintendent Dies

North Newton School Superintendent Destin Haas died in a Tippecanoe County hospital yesterday, after initially being found unresponsive in his home’s garage Monday morning in Benton County. Tippecanoe County Coroner Donna Avolt stated an autopsy to determine the cause of death would be performed Tuesday. Haas spent seven years as an educator and seven years as an administrator, including two years as superintendent from 2011 to 2013, at Benton Community Schools, before resigning to take the superintendent position at North Newton in the fall of 2013. Destin Haas lived in Fowler, and leaves behind a wife and four children.