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In 1973, Richard Nixon was in The White House, gasoline sold for 38 cents a gallon and Bob Barker was in the middle of his first season hosting a new game show on CBS called “The Price is Right.” It was also the only time the New Prairie’s boys basketball team won the Teacher’s Credit Union Bi-County Tournament. Until Saturday night. Behind a solid team effort on both ends of the floor, New Prairie (7-7) ended the longest championship drought of any team in the Bi-County Tournament with a 47-32 win over Bremen (5-9). It was the Cougars first title since Jan. 20, 1973 when New Prairie knocked off John Glenn 56-49. “It’s the community,” New Prairie coach Derrick DeShone said of the win. “I tol

New Prairie wrestlers compete at inaugural Girls State Finals

Wrestlers from 49 schools participated in the inaugural Indiana High School Girls Wrestling (IHSGW) State Finals on Friday, January 20 at Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia, Ind. New Prairie was well-represented with three wrestlers, all freshmen, placing in the top three of their weight classes. Alyssa Kuta finished second in the 285-weight class. Kuta pinned Makayla Ringer from Penn to advance to the finals, but was defeated by North Putnam's Abby Kimes. Both Tanisha Jimenez (145) and Makayla Scarborough (132) finished in third place. Jimenez defeated Warren Central's Autumn Terhune in her third place match, while Scarborough pinned Kaylee Clendenen from Pendleton Heights. To

Stage set for Girls Basketball State Tournament

From Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, the opening week’s pairings were made on Sunday, January 15 for the 42nd Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers. Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 31, and run through Saturday, February 4, with the regional round slated for February 11 and semi‐states on February 18. The four state championship games that make up the state finals will be played at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, February 25. North Harrison, the top‐ranked team in Class 3A and last year’s state runner‐up, will take on Silver Creek in the opening game of Sectional 30 at Corydon Central. Among

AEP Representative Speaks at NCBCA Meeting

The New Carlisle Business & Community Association invited Community Affairs Manager Mark Robinson from Indiana Michigan Power to speak at their January 2017 meeting. Mr. Robinson explained what all is involved in the new Olive Solar Generation Plant. The Olive Solar Generation Plant is the largest of the four solar plants built by I&M in 2016. When operating at full capacity, it produces five (5) megawatts (MW) of electricity. Its generation over a year’s time frame is enough to power about 700 typical homes for the year. The plant covers 40 acres and includes 57,500 solar panels. The Olive plant is part of I&M’s Clean Energy Solar Pilot Project. I&M built four solar plants with the intenti

"Easier to look out the window, than into the mirror"

To say that we are, politically speaking, facing some charging times, is an understatement. Because of our advanced technology, electronic mass communication, global news is in our backyard almost as fast as it happens. Some of it is good news, some affects us adversely. Unless we keep our heads in the sand, we are aware as to how the political landscape has been changing in recent times. My concern: I perceive a certain naiveté amongst the powers-that-be and some of the nicest people I know, when it comes to trusting the Russian government. Just a few facts: Hungary had an uprising against the Soviet Union in October 1956. (The State of Indiana is 36,000 square miles, Hungary is 35,000). A

Local CISV junior branch participates in cookie bake

Members of the junior branch of the Michigan City-Lakeshore CISV chapter participated in a massive cookie bake on Sunday, January 8th. The junior branch members, who range in age from 11 - 21, gather every year to bake cookies for families living in non-traditional housing. Sunday's gathering included roughly 30 kids from around Michigan City, LaPorte, New Buffalo and Chesterton baking 100's of cookies that were delivered to Stepping Stone Shelter, Sandcastle Shelter and the First Presbyterian soup kitchen. CISV is a international peace education group dedicated to educating our youth on human rights, diversity, conflict resolution and sustainable environment in an effort to build a more

Recipes, Etc.

Celebrate the winter season with SOUP! CREAMY VEGETABLE SOUP 3 cans (14 1/2oz each) of low-sodium/ fat chicken broth 5 carrots chopped 2 medium un-peeled potatoes, chopped 2 medium onions, chopped ½ cup brown rice 8 cups coarsely chopped fresh broccoli 8 cups coarsely chopped fresh cauliflower 2 cups skim milk 1/4 tsp pepper In a large kettle, combine broth, carrots, potatoes, onions and rice; cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 20 minutes. Add broccoli and cauliflower; simmer for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Cool slightly. Puree half of the mixture in a blender or food processor; return to kettle. Add milk and pepper and other of your favorite s

Sugar maple tapping scheduled for Bendix Woods

Maple sugaring activities are scheduled to begin at Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle on Saturday, February 18. Trees will be tapped for the upcoming sugaring season. The public is invited to join park staff and volunteers to help drill holes in the trees and install the tubing system which allows the trees’ sap to flow directly to the sugar house. Volunteers will also clean sap storage tanks, stack firewood and clean the sugar house. Tapping activities will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Sauk Trail Shelter. Participants are welcome to bring a cordless power drill. The park will provide tapping bits, additional drills and other tools. Participants should arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. to

NPUSC welcomes new Director of Finance

New Prairie United School Corporation announces the hiring of James Holifield to be the Director of Finance for the school system. Mr. Holifield has previously been the Business Manager at South Central (Union Mills) for the last 2.5 years. Prior to this experience, Mr. Holifield served as principal at New Prairie Middle School for twelve years, earning Indiana Middle School Principal of the Year in 2012. Mr. Holifield also previously served as an Assistant Principal and Science teacher at New Prairie and North Judson Schools. In addition to Mr. Holifield’s successful experience as Business Manager at South Central, he has completed 119 hours of training through the Indiana Association of

Olive Township 4-H Club Meetings

The 2017 Olive Township 4-H Club Meetings will be held in the New Carlisle Public Library at 408 South Bray Street, New Carlisle, IN 46552. The meetings will be on Wednesdays, beginning at 7:00 pm on the following days: January 11th, February 15th, March 15th, April 19th, and May 17th. New members welcome! To enroll, join us at the next meeting or on-line, please go to: https://IN.4HOnline.com For further information please contact Sandy Kleine at 574-654-8408. About 4-H 4-H began over 100 years ago, and has since grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. 4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experiences alon

2017 TCU Bi-County Tournament Preview

The New Prairie basketball programs will be in action next week in the 52nd annual Bi-County Tournament, sponsored by Teachers Credit Union. Despite the name, the event features eight schools from four counties. Junior varsity and varsity teams from both boys and girls programs compete. Varsity action gets underway on Tuesday, January 17, with first round girl/boy doubleheaders at four different sites. The New Prairie varsity teams open at home against John Glenn. Tip off for the girls game is scheduled for 6:00pm Town Time/5:00pm School Time. The boys game will follow. Consolation and semifinal rounds will then be played at LaVille High School on Thursday and Friday. All four title game

Chair Exercise with Pat at the Methodist Church

Chair exercise with Pat will be tarting Monday, January 16, 2017, at 10 am EST at the New Carlisle United Methodist Church. The Church is located on the corner of Race Street & Dunn Rd. In a chair exercise class, you will learn seated low impact exercises that you can use in multiple situations. If you have a physical disability, injuries, weight challenges, a weak core, low to moderate mobility, limited flexibility, or if you are aging, chair exercise might be for you. Chair exercise can help you to find more energy, bring flexibility back to your joints and reduce the stress in your body. If you are a member of the aging population, it can encourage a less sedentary lifestyle and improve

Spiritual Confidence in the New Year

"What will you do daily to cultivate SPIRITUAL CONFIDENCE in the New Year"? Please join us each Sunday in January at 10:00 am EST for Pastor Rick Romeo's teaching message "Spiritual Confidence in the New Year." Important lessons in Mark 4:35-41; we humanly ask the wrong questions, we forget God's promises, we buy the lie that God is sleeping and the big one, His resources are always available 24/7 even in the storm-especially in the storm. Come and learn more about Spiritual Confidence. On Sunday, February 5 at 2:30 pm EST we will be holding Worship Service with Communion at Miller Merry Manor for the residents and anyone else who would like to join us.

Recipes, Etc.

This recipe makes the winter a special time, besides whoever heard of snow in the summer? CHERRIES IN THE SNOW 8 oz cream cheese 1 cup confectioner’s sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond flavoring 1 container Cool Whip or 1 pt. whipping cream, whipped to stiff peaks 9 - inch baked pie shell 20 - oz can cherry pie filling Cream together cream cheese, confectioner’s sugar, vanilla and almond extract. Fold the whipping cream or the Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture. Pour into the baked pie shell. Top with cherry pie filling and chill for 8 hours or overnight. Etc. — This recipe can be used with angel food cake as well. Cube the angel food cake and spread one-half in a glass bow

Vote For George

Rolling Prairie resident George Oudhuis is currently a finalist in a contest for the 2016 Green Bay Packers Fan Hall of Fame. The community can help George win the honor by participating in the fan voting process. The honoree will be selected by fifty-percent of fan votes (online and mail-in) and fifty-percent from the Packers committee vote. The fan voting opened on January 1 and runs until January 31. The online ballot can be found at the following link: http://nfl.packers.com/fan_zone/fan-hall-of-fame-2016/voting/. Fans can vote one time per day, up until the 31st. The running vote totals will not be visible during the voting period, so it will be critical to vote as often as possible.

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