Bicentennial Birthday Bash at Bendix Woods

Indiana’s 200th Birthday Bash was celebrated in glorious autumn splendor at New Carlisle’s Bendix Woods County Park on Saturday, October 8, 2016. It was one of the last few stops in the State Torch Relay that began in Corydon––Indiana’s first state capital. It continued through all 92 state counties, covering 3,200 miles and ending In Indianapolis with a special celebration at the Statehouse on October 15. New Carlisle’s Bicentennial Torchbearers––Dana Groves has been Director of Historic New Carlisle, Inc. since its beginning in 2004. During this time HNC was awarded state funds for her grant writing efforts to rehabilitate the Old Republic house. Also due to Dana’s contributions, Historic

Hudson Lake Mennonite Church Pet Blessing

On Sunday, Oct. 2nd, Hudson Lake Mennonite Church joined with churches around the world to celebrate something that St. Francis of Assisi started almost 800 years ago: blessing our animals. It was Francis who powerfully reminded us that human beings are only one of a myriad of creations of God and all are blessed in God’s “eyes.” Many synagogues also have a “blessing of the animals” ceremony on the seventh day of Passover, and, they say, the idea originated in ancient Judaism. The HLMC blessing took place outside in the parking lot after the regular morning worship service. Pets and animals either came physically or by photo. In addition to the blessing of pets and animals the blessing

Tail Waggin' Hay Ride at Bendix Woods County Park

On Saturday, November 5, Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle will offer a unique hayride opportunity and a benefit for PetsConnect! The fee for this program is $3 per person plus a donation of a pet related item for PetsConnect! Dogs and their owners are invited to the Tail Waggin’ event from 1 to 4 pm at the Othanagon picnic area. There will be tractor-drawn hayrides through the crisp autumn air. Light refreshments for dogs and owners are also available for purchase from the Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake. Concession proceeds and hayride fees benefit park improvement projects. Pets must be on a 6-foot leash. Pets in costume are welcome and encouraged. Bendix Woods County Park

Post 297 Presents Flag at Indianapolis Colts Game

On Sunday, September 25, the American Legion, Department of Indiana, presented the field-size American flag during the National Anthem before the Indianapolis Colts played the San Diego Chargers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Members from New Carlisle's Post 297 were among the Legionnaires represented.

Stay away from frightful investment moves

Halloween is almost here. When you’re passing out candy, you’ll see many “scary” costumes that will probably just make you smile. But in real life, you can easily find some things that truly are frightening – such as bad investment moves. Here are a few that you’ll want to avoid: • Chasing after “hot” stocks – Many so-called “experts” – not to mention your friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers – are more than willing to provide you with “tips” on “hot” stocks. But by the time you hear about these stocks, they may already be cooling off – and, in any case, they may not have been appropriate for your needs in the first place. • Investing too aggressively or too conservatively – If you

Recipes, Etc.

With Halloween, and yes Thanksgiving almost here, I thought I would share with you a terrific cheese ball that is shaped like a PUMPKIN! CHEDDAR & CHIVE PUMPKIN CHEESE BALL 16 oz. cream cheese (2 - 8 oz packages) 1/3 - 1 / 2 cup finely chopped chives 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar or cheddar/jack blend 1 package crackers square cheddar slices for pumpkin ribs 1 pie crust, unbaked egg wash (3 eggs + 1 T cool water) 1 large pretzel rod for pumpkin stem Soften cream cheese at room temperature. Once softened, add chives and shredded cheddar. Mix well and form into a pumpkin shape. Lay out a large piece of cling wrap, add the cheese ball to the center and wrap. Chill for several hours until

New Prairie Welcomes New SRO

On September 28th La Porte County Sheriff John Boyd appointed Deputy Corey Chavez to fill the position of School Resource Officer for the New Prairie United School Corporation. The school corporation had entered into an agreement with the sheriff’s office late in the 2015-2016 school year and then Deputy Aaron Stobaugh was selected for the position. Over the summer Deputy Stobaugh left the area for other employment. A second selection process began with the end result being Deputy Chavez was selected. Deputy Chavez started with the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office in 2006 beginning as a jail deputy. Deputy Chavez took a leave of absence after he joined the US Army and served two tours of

Halloween Safety Tips From ISP

Halloween is generally a fun time for children, but for parents the holiday can be a little tricky. To help everyone have a safe and enjoyable Halloween, the Indiana State Police offers the following safety tips. Costume Tips Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls. Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child's vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous. Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes. Trick or Treating Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be. Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where

Thank You, New Carlisle!

St. Joseph County Parks and the Indiana Bicentennial Committee for St. Joseph County thank everyone in New Carlisle for the great support of the Bicentennial Birthday Bash, Saturday, Oct. 8. We appreciate that so many folks came out to Bendix Woods County Park to celebrate the Torch Relay, the Bicentennial and St. Joseph County Parks’ 50th anniversary. A special thanks to Dana Groves and Historic New Carlisle for their help in organizing and supporting the event. Also the New Carlisle Lions Club, the New Carlisle Library, Down by the Dock, the New Carlisle Gazette, and Town Board president Ken Carter all helped to make the event a grand success. We were happy that hundreds of people got to

Jan Winters, 1942-2016

Jan Winters, 74, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana, passed away as the result of a car pedestrian accident in New Carlisle, Indiana. Jan was born February 5, 1942, in Springfield, Illinois to Gordon Abbott and Nona Moor. Jan is survived by a daughter, Kimberlea (Roger) Daggy of Lyndhurst, Virginia; sons, Drake (Mary) Winters of Chicago, Illinois, and Eric Winters of Flagstaff, Arizona; grandchildren, Harry, India, and Ian Winters, and Maximilian and Celia Daggy; and a sister, Sue (Robert) Vorreyer of Greensboro, Georgia. Her parents and a sister, June Beilke, preceded her in death. Jan was a registered nurse, and spent most of her career as a Pediatric Intensive Care Nurse. Prior to moving to I

William B. James, 1927-2016

Mr. William (Bill) B. James, 89, of Rolling Prairie died Sunday, October 9, 2016 after a short illness. He was born on July 3, 1927 in Evansville, Indiana to George and Maryanna (Bolin) James, and lived most of his life in La Porte, Indiana. He was a WWII U.S. Navy Veteran and a life member of the VFW Post 1130. Bill was a refrigeration technician for twenty (20) years with Curtis Refrigeration and then worked in maintenance at LaPorte Hospital, retiring in 1990. On February 18, 1961 he married Carol (Biddle) James who survives. Also surviving is daughter Carolyn (Michael) Riggs of Castle Rock, Colorado; and sons, Bill M. (Leis) James of Rolling Prairie, Indiana and Brian L. James of Elk

Michael "Shayne" Snyder, Jr., 1986-2016

Michael "Shayne" Snyder, Jr. passed away from heart complications on September 27, 2016. He was born in LaPorte, Indiana on June 24, 1986. He attended New Prairie High School and worked in various manufacturing and driving jobs over the years. Shayne was the father of two beautiful children, Bentley David and Harlow Isabelle. His children were his whole life and he was an amazing father to them. Shayne was proceeded in death by his Paternal Grandmother Beverly Jane Shriver (Nanny); his Paternal Aunt Esther Taflinger; and Maternal Grandfather Nels G. Wiberg. He is survived by his two children, his Mother Vicki Parmley, his Step-Father Larry Parmley, his Father Michael Snyder, Sr.,his Step-Mot

David E. Beadles, 1950-2016

David Earl Beadles, 65, of Rolling Prairie, Indiana passed away Sunday, September 18, 2016. David was born December 18, 1950 in La Porte, Indiana to Claude C. and Wanda R. “Polly” (Gilliland) Beadles. David was a disabled Veteran from the Vietnam War. David married Tina Singleton in 1982. Tina survives with their children, Randi (Michael) Cain of Michigan City, Jeff (Sarah Hughes) Beadles of Michigan City, Brett Beadles of La Porte, and Darren Singleton of Arizona; ten grandchildren; and brothers, Mike Beadles, Roger (Delona) Beadles, Kevin (Diane) Beadles, Thomas Beadles, and Tim (Diane) Beadles. His parents, a sister, Lisa Smith, and brother, Bruce Beadles all preceded him in death. Vi

Greet the State Torch Relay at Bendix Woods

Today's paper features a special Bicentennial Birthday Bash Guide for the celebration of Indiana's 200 years of statehood. The Birthday Bash will be held at Bendix Woods County Park on Saturday, October 8 from 11am to 4:30pm ET. The special section is designed to be pulled off the regular edition of The Gazette and can be used as a schedule of activities and park map for the festivities. One of the highlights of the event will be the State Torch Relay, which is expected to reach the park around 1:30pm. Two of New Carlisle's most prominent and active community members will be honored as torchbearers in the relay. Dana Groves, director of Historic New Carlisle, and veteran firefighter Bob M

Recipes, Etc.

For today’s edition I could not decide between these two very easy recipes, so I decided to share both with you for your fall serving ideas. SAUSAGE SHEET PAN SUPPER 1 packet of Italian dressing mix 1/4 cup olive oil l/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 1/4 pounds small potatoes, cut in half 1 onion, cut into chunks 12 oz fresh green beans, trimmed 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, cut into 1-inch slices Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine dressing mix, oil, and pepper; mix well. Add potatoes, onion and green beans and toss until evenly coated. Spread on rimmed baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, then add sausage to veggies mixture and stir. Bake 20-25 minutes more, or until sa

Guard against identity theft and protect your finances

In 2015 alone, more than 13 million Americans were victimized by identity theft, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. What can you do to guard your identity and protect yourself from potential financial losses? Here are some ideas to consider: • Review your statements. Closely review the monthly statements from your checking and other financial accounts. If you find any unfamiliar charges, contact your bank or other financial services provider immediately. • Order your credit reports. The three credit reporting agencies – TransUnion, Equifax and Experian – are each required by law to provide you one free credit report a year. Make sure your name, address and other information

New Carlisle Industrial Expansion: Good or Bad?

On June 28th a notice was mailed to some property owners in the expansion area and/or on the acquisition list. The notice was extremely vague, confusing and of course didn’t explain the reason the county adds properties to an acquisition list is so the county can use eminent domain to get the properties if needed. The notice stated there would be a public meeting July 12th at 9:00 AM. After going through the mail there would have been very short notice received & the meeting was during the day when most people are working. My opinion is the Redevelopment Commission didn’t want anybody to attend so there would be no objections & they could get the approval to do what they wanted. Then 19 pro

Marian takes control of NIC South

New Prairie 70, Riley 14 At Jackson Field, New Prairie rolled up 672 yards of offense in rolling to the win over the Wildcats. Leading the way was junior quarterback Nick Wilson. The junior set a school-record by rushing for 392 yards on 24 carries and scored a school-record six touchdowns. Garrett Ruiz also had a punt return for a touchdown. Marian 21, New Prairie 17 In a game with the Northern Indiana Conference Southern Division title at stake, the Cougars came up short against the No. 3 team in Class 3A. After Marian took advantage of a first quarter turnover, Nick Wilson scored from 60 yards out and Seth Ackerson's extra point tied the game. It was the first time all season Marian had

NP draws Riley rematch

Anticipation toward the post‐season began Sunday, October 2 as 320 teams found out their sectional opponents to begin the 44th Annual IHSAA Football State Tournament presented by the Indianapolis Colts. Sixty-four teams in Class 4A will begin with first round sectional games on October 21. Here is a look at the draw for the Class 4A Sectional 18. Determining Home Team First Round: The second named team in the blind draw is host school unless the two teams agree to switch the site. Semifinals: The team without a home game will host. If both teams were home or both were visitors, the second named team in the quarter bracket will host. Championships: Host team will be the team that has pl

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