THE BOYS ARE BACK: Football Returns

NEW CARLISLE — In front of an overflow crowd at Amzie Miller Field, New Prairie High School kicked off its 49th football season this past Friday night. In a very competitive game, the Cougars battled rival LaPorte toe-to-toe for 48 minutes, only to come up short 21-20. LaPorte broke through on its first play following a New Prairie turnover. Brennan Long took a handoff and went through the Cougar defense for a 43-yard touchdown run, and a Juan Villa extra point made it 7-0. New Prairie responded early in the second quarter when quarterback Nick Wilson threw a 31-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Ruiz. The two-point conversion failed and the Cougars trailed 7-6. Wilson was involved in New Prairi

NEWTS SWEEP! New Carlisle wins ORWBL World Series

LA PORTE — For the third time in four years, the New Carlisle Newts reign supreme in the Old Republic Wiffle® Ball League. New Carlisle completed a sweep of the Maple City Magic on Wednesday, August 10, winning 14-10 in Game 3 and 11-2 in Game 4. Game 3 was a back and forth battle, with the Newts grabbing an early 7-2 lead. Maple City was able to battle back a couple of times, chipping away and eventually tying the game at 10 heading into the sixth. However, the Newts scored four in the top half and Jay Ryans shut Maple City down, as the Newts escaped with a victory. With the Newts up 3-0 and completely in control of the Series, New Carlisle also took control of Game 4. Ryans was magnifice

Pair of Aces Take the Mound

Wiffleball Tournament 2016 — honored with the first pitch during recent Hometown Days is Historic New Carlisle Director Dana Groves with Hometown Days Grand Marshal and Captain of NC Fire Department Bob Middlebrook. — Submitted by MA Swope

Town of New Carlisle Honors Jamie Middlebrook

Members of the community present at the recent Town Council meeting on August 9, 2016 were privileged to see the presentation of a very special plaque honoring beloved local hero Jamie Middlebrook. Town Council President Ken Carter presented the plaque in Jamie’s honor to his parents Bob and Carol Middlebrook. To remember and honor Jamie for many years to come, the beautiful plaque will hang in a special place in the Town Hall. The following inscription reads: This plaque is dedicated to JAMIE MIDDLEBROOK ASSISTANT CHIEF FIRE/EMS His service, dedication, volunteer spirit will never be forgotten by those he served with and those he served. Jamie died in the line of duty at a commercial

Lady Cougars Youth Basketball League

Starting Saturday, September 10th and running through Saturday, October 15th girls from grades 1st-8th can participate in the Lady Cougars Youth Basketball League. The league will meet every Saturday morning for practice and a game. The cost is $35 for one girl or there is a discounted rate for families with more than one girl participating. Please contact Coach Krivak at gretchenkrivak@npusc.k12.in.us if you would like a flier and sign up form e-mailed to you. All girls in elementary school should receive a form through their school, the middle school will also have forms available in the athletic office.

Free Heart Screenings at NPHS

The Play for Jake Foundation is pleased to bring Young Hearts for Life® (YH4L) Cardiac Screening Program to New Prairie Schools on Thursday, September 8. Free heart screenings will be available to all middle school and high school students. Young Hearts for Life is nationally known for its unique model, has screened over 150,000 students for conditions that may cause sudden cardiac death. This milestone is a first for any heart-screening program of this kind in the United States. Dr. Marek, an internationally recognized cardiologist, will be interpreting your child’s EKG. Additional information can be found on the heart screen permission slip. Please sign your child up today. Sign up infor

County Parks offering fall programs at Bendix Woods

St. Joseph County Parks to Host Boomers and Beyond: Outdoor Wild Life Series – Rediscover Indiana’s “Comeback Creatures” Natural History Series St. Joseph County Parks is hosting a program series for individuals 50 years of age and better. The program will meet every Tuesday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm (EST) beginning September 6 and ending September 27. As Indiana celebrates its bicentennial, this four-part series offers participants a unique opportunity to learn some of the surprising history of how humans have impacted wildlife - for good and for ill - in the Hoosier state. The series begins with “Setting the Stage,” which will describe Indiana habitats and wildlife prior to white settlement. T

Time to Join a Scouting Program

The LaSalle Council Boy Scouts of America – announces its new promotional campaign Launch Into Scouting, in conjunction with the opening of the 2016-17 school year. Youth are encouraged to join one of the many exciting scouting programs that include the following: Boys can join the Lion Program (5 year old), Cub Scouts (6 to 10 year old), and Boy Scouts (11 to 17 year old), and ScoutReach after-school programs. The Explorer and Venture Crew Programs are open to both girls and boys, 14 to 21 years old, or 13 years old and have completed 8th grade. An exciting highlight for Cub Scouts this year, is that every new Cub Scout who joins the Scouts will receive a model rocket kit. This fall at one

Recipes, Etc.

What is great about summer is that you can go into the grocery store and find freshly picked fruit and berries; strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, etc. Here is a recipe that is versatile. You can use any berry or fruit you desire. Fruit Pie Delite Crust: 3/4 cup all -purpose flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats 1/2 cup chopped pecans 2 T. sugar 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter Fruit Layer: 3/4 cup sugar 2 T. cornstarch 1 cup water 2 T. light corn syrup 2 T. flavored gelatin 1 quart fresh fruit Filling: 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup sugar 1/2 tsp vanilla extract l/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped Butter the bottom and sides of a 9 inch pie plate.

Investors Can Learn Much From Workers

Next week, we observe Labor Day, a celebration of the American worker. And there’s a lot to celebrate, because our workers have accomplished great things and, in the process, demonstrated a variety of impressive character traits – many of which also can be useful to investors. For example: Perseverance – Have you ever read about an inventor who failed dozens of times before finally hitting on a winner? Or a scientist who studied the same problem for decades before discovering a revolutionary solution? All kinds of workers display this type of perseverance, in one form or another. As an investor, you, too, will need this “stick-to-itiveness” because you will face challenges. Markets will dro

Hometown Days Parade 2016

Robert Middlebrook, pictured with his wife, Carol, was honored as the Grand Marshal of the 2016 New Carlisle Hometown Days Parade. New Carlisle is proud of our many citizens who do so much for our town. Robert Middlebrook is certainly one of those people and has received numerous honors for his efforts. He received the 2016 VFW National Firefighter of the Year Award. As a 43-year member of the New Carlisle Fire Department, he served as its Chief for eight years and held all other fire department offices over the years as well. He is currently serving as Captain of the NCFD. In 2015, he received the highest distinction bestowed to a citizen––The Sagamore of the Wabash–– by Governor Mike Pence

Recipes, Etc.

Let us salute the XXXI Summer Olympiad from Rio de Janeiro with the versatility of global toppings for the All American hot dog in commemoration of our USA Summer Olympians. After grilling your hot dogs, use the following toppings to make your hot dog on the bun to stay in theme with this year’s Summer Olympics. ALL AMERICAN Spoon on warm chili, finely shredded sharp cheddar and canned crispy fried onions. Or, top with barbecue sauce, pulled pork and coleslaw. GERMAN Top with German mustard, sauerkraut and pretzels. KOREAN Combine l/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of white wine vinegar, 1/4 cup of sugar and l/2 tsp salt. Bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and cool. Pour over 1

Holy Dormition Chapel hosting picnic

Located on Chicago Trail outside of New Carlisle, the Holy Dormition Chapel of St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church has been a part of the community for nearly 60 years. The connection between New Carlisle and St. Andrew’s, located in South Bend, was established long ago as many of the parishioners lived in the area. In 1956 Louis Nitsos, a wealthy farmer, gave five acres of his farmland to the Parish to build a chapel in memory of his parents. The chapel was used infrequently, except on the Feast Day of the Holy Dormition. After a Divine Liturgy at St. Andrew in South Bend, parishioners would drive out to the chapel on Chicago Trail to have a Greek style picnic. At that time, St. Andrew’s

Elvis delights crowd at Hometown Days

Alvie Ellenwine, as the famous Elvis Presley, entertained at the Gazebo to a big crowd in New Carlisle’s Memorial Park on July 31, 2016. For over an hour the talented Alvie gave us an exceptional and delightful performance of nearly every song Elvis himself had done during his day. And, yes, including all the gyrations! Ellenwine also introduced the Sweet Sensations (Tyra Strelesky, Andrea Stack, and Kim Burnette) who were recently added to his show. Their voices were soothing and complimentary in every way and I don’t doubt this group, headed by my now favorite Elvis impersonator, will be greeted with enthusiasm for a long time to come. Two upcoming performances with Elvis and the Sweet

Wild About Reading at NCPL

We were Wild about Reading at the New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library this summer. The library was filled with beautifully painted wild animals including life sized elephants, monkeys and tigers. They were loaned to us by local artist Sue Thompson. Over 300 people participated in our summer reading program. Children recorded how many hours they read to earn jungle bucks and teens/adults kept track of how many books they read for entry into a weekly drawing for gift cards to local businesses. The children read for 1,373 hours total! Teens and adults together read over 500 books! What a great summer of reading. The library also hosted events for children such as summer

Downtown New Carlisle full of historic charm

Part of New Carlisle’s charm is certainly because many of its businesses have maintained their beautiful historic buildings and are alive with special offerings in so many ways. Along with the expansion of many new homes over the years, the community also features a number of extraordinary houses still intact from the 1800’s and early 1900’s. The current New Carlisle Town Hall building in downtown once housed the New Carlisle Olive Township Public Library built in 1921 with funds appropriated by the Carnegie Corporation. To this day, I am sure many long-time residents remember the joy of spending time in the former library. Long before our now common electronics, local kids spent many ho

"Son of a Pitch" Wins Hometown Cup

NEW CARLISLE - Eric Nolan has talked about bringing his Son of a Pitch team (Indianapolis, Ind.) to The Wiffle®Ball Championship at Hometown Days since 2010. The veteran of the game has to be glad he finally did. Son of a Pitch (9-0) went undefeated for the weekend, capped by a 7-2 victory over the New Carlisle Newts (8-1) in The Wiffle®Ball Championship Game at Migley Field on Sunday afternoon. Son of a Pitch cruised to the title after manufacturing five runs in the bottom of the first inning, an essentially insurmountable lead given the conditions at the ballpark. With the wind blowing in, the confines were not very friendly for offense. Both semifinals featured low scoring games. Son of

New Carlisle Longshots Compete in BPA World Series

The New Carlisle Longshots, our local 10U travel baseball team, in their first year of playing together took fifth place in the BPA World Series in Warsaw IN on July 23rd. The Team consisting of Aiden Pullin, Colin Wind, Joe Kinney, Brayden Ebersole, Tyson Greenwood, Carson Young, Connor Meehan, Jacob Tyszynski,Cole Shelton, Bryce Bell, Landon Corbett and Jackson Shipley came together in the last month of tournament play culminating in big wins in the 2016 BPA World Series. Couldn't be prouder of our local heroes! The team will compete in the 11U age group next year and will be holding tryouts early August. Please visit their facebook page and join the New Carlisle Longshots Nation of

Douglas A. Adams January 8, 1939 - August 5, 2016

Douglas Alton Adams, 77, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 2:40 p.m., Friday, August 5, 2016 in Hospice House. Douglas was born on January 8, 1939 in Three Rivers, Michigan to Harold Leroy and Ila Mae (Decker) Adams. He grew up in Colon, Michigan and graduated from Colon High School in 1957. He was a 1962 Graduate of Michigan State University and received his Master's Degree from Central Michigan in 1970. Douglas had been employed as a Loan Officer with National Bank of South Bend (New Carlisle Branch) and Teacher's Credit Union (Walkerton Branch). On July 28, 1962 in Sturgis, Michigan, he married Margaret "Peg" Machan, who survives. Also surviving are his two children, Elizabe

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