The Community Reserve

If you have ever been so unfortunate as to lose your home to a fire or other disaster, you will want to know there is assistance available. Or, if it is time to pare down your household furnishings, the Community Reserve in New Carlisle is available to pick up your donations. The Community Reserve Inventory Barn, also known as the C.R.I.B., has been open for seven years and has served 426 cases of need––98 so far in 2016. The C.R.I.B. holds donated furnishings that often fill the need of families who have experienced a natural disaster and have lost most or all of their possessions. This all started with $400 and a big box truck! Marvin LaRue took time out from his service to our community

Holiday tips from Recipes, Etc.

As promised, Recipes, Etc. will be devoted again to some Thanksgiving time savers for you. Here are some tidbits: 1. Do your grocery shopping before the influx of shoppers - you are asking for trouble if you wait until the day before! Take your recipes with you. 2. Write out a menu - go through it and try to simplify. 3. Never test out a new recipe on your guests - by the way the easier the better. 4. Make out a game plan - work backward - for example if your dinner is scheduled for 4:00 pm – the turkey must go into the oven at noon; have the turkey come out an hour or so before your guests arrive - then have the turkey rest for an hour. Make your side dishes the day before like sal

Put Thanksgiving Lessons to Work in Your Financial Plans

Thanksgiving is almost here. Over the years, this holiday has taken on a variety of meanings, most of them centered on family, caring and sharing. You can carry these same values past Thanksgiving into your daily life – and you can certainly incorporate them into your financial strategies for taking care of your loved ones. So, here are a few suggestions: • Protect your family. If something were to happen to you, could your family pay the mortgage? Could your children still afford to go to college someday? To protect your family’s current lifestyle and long-term goals, you may well need to maintain adequate life and disability insurance. Your employer may offer these types of protection as e

History of the National American Legion

In the November 4, 2016 issue of The Gazette, we celebrated our nation’s Veterans Day on November 11th with a photo story of our local American Legion. Below is a brief history of this patriotic organization. A group of 20 officers who served in the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) in France in World War I is credited with planning the Legion. AEF Headquarters asked these officers to suggest ideas on how to improve troop morale. One officer, Lt. Colonel Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., proposed an organization of veterans. In February 1919, this group formed a temporary committee, and selected several hundred officers who had the confidence and respect of the whole Army. The first organization me

HAWK Crossing Operational on Cleveland Road at LaSalle Trail

A newly installed HAWK crossing signal at the LaSalle Trail and Cleveland Road in South Bend is operational as of November 7. The High-intensity Activated Crosswalk (HAWK) lights up when a pedestrian or bicyclist presses a “Cross” button and waits for the walk signal. The HAWK crossing signal on Cleveland Road is identical to those used in the Notre Dame area, and elsewhere, at trail crossings. How it Works: • The signal remains dark until a pedestrian or bicyclist activates the indicator system at the crossing. • The signal then flashes yellow, warning motorists a pedestrian or bicyclist will enter the crosswalk. • A steady yellow light follows, advising motorists to stop. • Th

Holiday activities at NCUMC

Community. Compassion. Christ. That is the Vision Statement for the United Methodist Church of New Carlisle. As a congregation we enjoy being actively involved in the community. We will be supporting the New Carlisle community food pantry during the Christmas in New Carlisle Parade. Just as we do during Hometown Days, we will be pushing shopping carts collecting non-perishable food items. We appreciate your help in this. All the items you bring for the carts go to the food pantry for distribution. The parade starts at 6 on Sunday, November 27th. Please help us in this endeavor. We will have our annual Thanksgiving carry-in dinner on Sunday, November 20th. If you would like to join us,

Eunice M. Clark, 1923-2016

Eunice Marie Clark, 93, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 7:00 a.m., November 7, 2016 in her home. Eunice was born on January 31, 1923 in Redfield, South Dakota to Walter D. and Florence (Schroeder) Hughes. She had lived in New Carlisle for 69 years. Eunice had been employed in the restaurant business for over 30 years, starting at the age of 13. She had been employed with Miller's Home Cafe and had been the manager of Sally Swiss Buffett Restaurant in South Bend from 1969 - 1979. Eunice retired from the Indiana Toll Road. On March 15, 1947 in the New Carlisle Community Church, she married, Arthur D. Clark, who preceded her in death on February 21, 1973. She was also preceded

Turnovers end Cougars' title hopes, season

The road to Lucas oil Stadium came to an end for the New Prairie football team in the sectional championship game against Hobart on Nov. 3. Five turnovers were too much to overcome for the Cougars as Hobart won its first sectional title in 19 years with a 35-14 win at Amzie Miller Field. Hobart jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter and took advantage of a New Prairie turnover for a touchdown late in the first half to push the lead to 14-0. A Nick Wilson to Garrett Ruiz touchdown pass in the final minute of the half cut the margin to 14-7. It was 21-14 in the fourth quarter before Hobart's Nick Ray scored on a 53-yard touchdown on fourth down and a Mickey Wolfe to Brandon James touchd

Reunion planned for 1986-87 basketball team

When New Prairie opens its boys basketball season on Saturday, November 26, a special event will be part of the opening game activities. A reunion of the 1986-87 New Prairie varsity boys basketball team will take place at the home opener against Plymouth to celebrate that team's 83-81 win over Michigan City Rogers on November 25, 1986 at Cougar Gym. Rogers was ranked No. 2 in the state and third nationally by Street and Smith Magazine. Come out not only to celebrate the accomplishments of that squad, but to cheer on the NP boys basketball team in its season opener.

NPMS "Make a Difference Day" Program 2016

On Friday, October 28th, the entire student body of New Prairie Middle School spent a half-day observing Make-A-Difference Day with a variety of service projects. A portion of the students & staff worked in the school to make holiday decorations for residents of Millers Merry Manor and Hamilton Grove nursing homes while others created gift bags for pediatric patients at four local hospitals: La Porte, Saint Anthony, Memorial, and St. Joseph. The large majority of the students and their teachers went into the community raking leaves and doing general cleanup. Area sites include Rolling Prairie, New Carlisle, Hudson Lake, Oak Grove Cemetery, Rolling Prairie Cemetery, Hamilton Grove Cemetery

NP Theatre Company Presents: Disney's Camp Rock

Two bands battle it out in a rockin' summer they will never forget. "Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical, a combination of The Disney Channels "Camp Rock" and "Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam" (starring teen idols, Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers) will fire up your stage with over a dozen songs, including "This Is Me," "Can't Back Down," "It's On" and "We Rock." A classic story of rivalry and power, Disney's Camp Rock: The Musical opens with Mitchie and her friends arriving at Camp Rock, ready to spend another summer jamming out and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock's very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, ralli

Celebrating Veterans Day November 11, 2016

All of our local Veterans and so many more all around the USA deserve our thanks and honor this Veterans Day and every day. We can never thank them enough for their many sacrifices they have made for our country. The New Carlisle American Legion’s numerous and continuous activities caring for our community is enormous. They include Children’s Easter Egg Hunt, Dyngus Day Dinner, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner, Installation of Officers, Annual Picnic, Yearly Meetings at local Nursing Homes, Annual Cabin Fever Party, Children’s Halloween Costume Party, Veterans Day Program at New Prairie High School, Lunch and War Stories with Veterans at Miller’s Merry Manor on Veterans Day, a Veterans Day Dinner Ce

Recipes, Etc.

The next two issues of Recipes, Etc. will be devoted to Thanksgiving Time Savers for you. 1. No Roll Pie Crust - Throw away that rolling pin for this “easy-as-pie” crust. 1 ½ cups all purpose flour 2 tsp sugar 1 tsp salt l/2 cup vegetable oil (like mazola) 2 T. cold milk In a pie plate, mix flour, sugar and salt. Whisk together oil and milk in a 1 cup measuring cup. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the milk/oil mixture. Mix with a fork until it makes a ball. Flatten and press into the pie pan, shape and flute the edge. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden. One crust pie shell; excellent for cream pies and crumb topped baked pies. 2. Quick Roasted V

Boy Scouts of America: Going GREEN for over 106 years!

Latex paint is the most popular paint on the market, accounting for approximately 85 percent of paint sales in United States. It is preferred by most do-it-yourselfers because of the ease of cleaning up with soap and water. Latex paint is less detrimental to our environment than oil based paints because it contains less hazardous ingredients. However, latex paints do contain acrylics, vinyl’s and epoxies and can pose environmental problems if poured down the drain, into a storm drain, or if the liquid is disposed of in the regular trash. In Indiana, more than 2,000,000 cans of latex paints are left in excess. Paint is either forgotten in some remote part of the house or garage, rinsed down a

I&M to Upgrade Transmission Line Between New Carlisle and South Bend

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), an operating unit of American Electric Power, is announcing an approximately $15 million investment to improve the electric transmission system in St. Joseph County. The New Carlisle-South Bend Transmission Line Rebuild is essential to ensure that continued reliable energy service is available to customers. Plans include proactively rebuilding less than 10-miles of 34.5-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 69 kV standards. Existing wood poles will be replaced with new steel monopoles and new wire built to 69 kV standards. Improvements will decrease outages and time needed to restore service when outages occur. Having the capability to increase the voltage in the f

Investors Should Avoid "Great Expectations"

Apart from death and taxes, few events in our world are consistently predictable – and investment returns are definitely not one of them. What can you, as an individual investor, do to cope with the ups and downs of the financial markets and make progress toward your long-term goals? To begin with, you should be aware that the financial markets have fluctuated greatly – daily, monthly and yearly – over the past three decades. Overall, though, the financial markets trended upward, as measured by major indexes such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S & P 500. Of course, as you’ve no doubt heard, past performance can’t guarantee future results. What was responsible for this long uptur

St. Joe County Plans for New Carlisle reiterated

In the recent September 23rd issue of the New Carlisle Gazette, I reported on County Economic Director Bill Schalliol’s speech at the NC Fire Station regarding the industrial development in progress in our Town. If you recall, the meeting was ineffective due to its noisy location right next to US 20 and the more than 100 residents that attended could not hear most of what was being said. To his credit, Mr. Schalliol held another meeting on the evening of October 18, 2016 to repeat an overview of the current and ongoing industrial development just east of the town. The meeting was held in a quiet large enclosed room off the lobby of the main building at Hamilton Grove. This time, he had the a

Cougars advance to sectional title game

New Prairie opened sectional play with a 42-14 win over South Bend Riley. The game was scoreless until early in the second quarter when New Prairie got on the board on a touchdown pass from Nick Wilson to Garrett Ruiz. NP led 21-7 at halftime and scored 21 straight points in the third quarter to put the game away. New Prairie 28, Andrean 14 In Russ Radtke's 40 years as a head coach, he had never beaten Andrean twice in the same season. Last Friday, New Prairie used a solid offensive game and a defense that made big plays to eliminate the 59ers from the tournament, the first time New Prairie has ever beaten Andrean in the state tournament. New Prairie outrushed Andrean 376-68 and jumped out

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