Michigan Street Upgrade

The impressive and hard-working Rieth-Riley crew began work on New Carlisle’s Michigan Street April 13th and 14th. The end result of new concrete for the town’s main thoroughfare and viaduct will be most welcome!

SJEC Construction Progress

April 11, 2017 — Ironworkers at the St. Joseph Energy Center successfully installed the final large truss section for the Steam Turbine building –– “topping the structure out.” The evergreen symbolizes — good luck for future occupants, continued growth, a safe job — and celebrates an important achievement in the building’s construction.

Introducing St. Joseph Energy Center Management

The New Carlisle Business & Community Association met on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Billy Goat 9 & Dine Restaurant for their monthly meeting. As usual all attendees are introduced. St. Joseph Energy Center Projects General Manager Woody Saylor has been on board since the beginning of the building of the 700 MW Power Plant on Walnut Road just east of New Carlisle. Plant Manager of the St. Joseph Energy Center, Mark Johnson, is one of the newest members to be welcomed to our community. Although between 600 and 700 people are currently working on the building of the site, 21 full-time employees will be on the job upon completion of the energy center. There are approximately 300 more days t

Trivia Night for Hometown Days May 6

We all know the biggest party of the year in New Carlisle happens the last weekend of July, but the Hometown Days committee will be hosting a fun night of trivia and more on Saturday, May 6. The event, which will be held at the American Legion Post 297 in New Carlisle, is a major fundraiser for the festival. Doors open at 6pm EDT, with the trivia competition beginning at 7pm EDT. The cost to enter is $10 per person, with a maximum of ten people allowed per team. To reserve your table, contact Koby Keck at (574) 876-2522 or email kkeck@alumni.nd.edu. Categories range from geography to pop culture to sports and are sure to test your general knowledge. A cash prize will be awarded to the to

Donate Blood, Save Lives

The free and accepted Mason Excelsior Lodge #41, which is celebrating 179 years of Freemasonry in LaPorte, Indiana, is teaming up with the American Red Cross for its annual blood drive Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 9:00am to 2:00pm on the third floor at the Masonic Lodge located at 820 Jefferson Avenue in LaPorte, Indiana. Joseph H. Villarreal, Worship Master, Lodge #41 said, “As F & A.M. working with the American Red Cross as a lifesaving partnership, it feels good to be part of neighbors helping neighbors in the time of need and helping to promote a cause that saves millions of lives each year.” Donating blood is a meaningful way to volunteer in the community. Each donation can save as many

Recipes, Etc.

This recipe is one of the easiest ways to get a crispy outer layer of chicken without frying it. With a simple egg wash and crushed and seasoned crackers, this chicken is ready to serve in no time at all. Love anything with Ritz crackers! RITZY BAKED CHICKEN 1 lb chicken tenderloins 2 eggs 1 T. heavy cream 1 package Italian dressing mix 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese 2 sleeves Ritz crackers Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray and set aside. In a large zip top bag, crush crackers with Parmesan and dressing mix. In a large bowl, mix eggs with heavy cream. Add all chicken pieces and toss to coat. Shake chicken pieces in the bag of crackers, lay each o

HLCA Progress Report

It is very important that everyone knows that the Hudson Lake Community does include all home and cottage owners around or near the lake, their relatives and friends, plus everyone else who has an interest in keeping the lake healthy. The Hudson Lake Conservation Association (HLCA) annual projects do keep the lake clean of contaminants, clear of algae or murky waters and do ensure the lake is well oxygenated for fish and wildlife. Of course, these projects also do ensure that the lake continues to remain in great shape for many recreational activities, plus simply for our full enjoyment. In order to accomplish these projects, $25 annual membership fees are due once each year. Being a me

GOT LAWN OR GARDEN QUESTIONS? Get answers from the Garden Hotline

La Porte County Master Gardeners are available to help the public with a wide variety of home gardening questions on their Garden Hotline. The hotline will be available on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. until noon CDT, from April 17 through September 29, 2017. Master Gardeners will answer questions on house plants, landscaping, flowers, fruit trees, vegetables, trees, shrubs, lawns, insects, and garden pests. They find the right answers to difficult questions and provide those having yard and garden issues with research-based materials produced by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service or other land grant universities in the region. The Garden Hotline phone number

New Prairie Band Gets Opportunity to "Boiler Up!"

On Friday, January 27th, the Purdue pep band came to New Prairie to play with our band at the varsity basketball game. For those who were in attendance at that game, the gym at “Our House” was rocking. What an awesome evening to see approximately 170 band members playing together with the Purdue base drums lining the upper deck of our gym. If the “Sound of Cougar Pride” combined with the sound of the Boilers weren’t enough to thrill New Prairie basketball fans, Purdue’s Silver Twins twirlers were also there to astonish the crowd at half time. The fun of the basketball game was not the end of the collaboration between New Prairie and Purdue. On March 30th, the New Prairie Symphonic Band and

NPHS Robotics team wins district event

Over the weekend of March 24 and 25, the New Prairie High School Robotics Team, Las Pumas 2197, competed in a FIRST Robotics Competition district event at Perry Meridian High School. After a long two days of intense competition, the team brought home a first-place trophy! This is the second first-place finish in the 11 years the program has been running. After the first day of competition, Las Pumas were ranked 15th out of 37 teams. They went on to join two other teams in a winning alliance and win the overall event. Las Pumas also received the Entrepreneurship Award in recognition of their strong fundamental business skills and work towards program self-sustainability. This has been a histo

New Prairie Indoor Percussion Ensemble Completes Debut Season

The Sound of Cougar Pride is being heard throughout the state. For the first time, New Prairie High School band department formed an indoor percussion ensemble and has been competing since February 11. The group of eighteen band students was led by the middle school band director, Daniel Weinberg, and assisted by percussion techs Andrew Morris and Ian Stowall. The Indiana Percussion Association (IPA) holds competitions featuring smaller marching ensembles performing in high school gymnasiums. This gave some of our band students an opportunity to step up into leadership roles. It also gave some of our woodwind and brass players to expand their abilities by learning percussion instruments. T

Gene & Janiece Moore 65th Wedding Anniversary

Gene and Janiece Moore celebrated their 65th anniversary April 5th. They have five children, Susan Moore (Charles Burns) of Philadelphia, PA, Terry O’Donnell (Robert) of Indianapolis, Kimber Michels (Jeff) of South Bend, Steve Moore (Cindy) of South Bend and Jennifer Moore (Werner Moser) of New Carlisle. Gene and Janiece have 13 Grandkids and 13 Great Grandkids. Gene served in the US Navy for 20 years and then retired from Indiana & Michigan Electric Company. Janiece retired from the US Post Office. Upon their retirement they traveled extensively in the US and abroad and retired in Arizona for 25 years, moving back to the South Bend area two years ago.

Recipes, Etc.

Easter reminds me of my Polish heritage and our custom at Easter time... the Lamb Cake, otherwise known as Baranek Wielkanocy. I am sharing with you a special recipe along with tidbits on making the lamb cake. Cream Cheese Easter Pound Lamb Cake Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Carefully grease and flour your lamb mold. Sift together: 2 cups of flour ½ tsp baking powder Cream together: 3/4 cup butter 3 oz cream cheese (not low fat) l ½ cups sugar Add : 5 eggs one at a time, beating one minute, after each addition. Blend: Dry ingredients and mix together at low speed. Place in lamb mold and bake for 1 hour. Etc. — Tidbits for the lamb mold. Fill the face side of the mold

LaPorte County 4-H Hippology Team Competes in Tournament

On March 24 - 25, 2017, the LaPorte County 4-H Hippology Team competed at the state tournament against 21 other Indiana Counties at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. The all day tournament featured several different types of competitions including Demonstrations, Public Speaking, Hippology and Horse Quiz Bowl. The LaPorte County team of 25 students from 3rd through 12th grade studied and prepared for three months prior to the competition, learning information from subjects including horse breeds, nutrition, health, gaits, tack, and anatomy. Their hard work was rewarded with placings in many of the divisions at the state level. Team Members included: Senior Division: Megan Steinhiser, J

Library Celebrates Birthday in Style

Over 450 party-goers attended the New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library's Birthday Bash last Saturday, March 25. The Birthday Bash was part of the library's celebration of its 15-year anniversary at its current location on Bray Street.

Purdue Grand Prix to feature local driver

Zachariah Ruess, who grew up in New Carlisle, IN will be driving for Phi Kappa Theta in Kart #21 in the 60th Anniversary Grand Prix Race on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Tickets are available for purchase on the Purdue Grand Prix Foundation’s website (http://www.purduegrandprix.org). They cost $5 if purchased in advance and $10 at the door. The race will be broadcasted live with Slipstream Network (http://www.slipstreamnetwork.com) and the Big Ten Network (http://www.btn2go.com/game/purdue-grand-prix-04232016). The Grand Prix Foundation is a student organization at Purdue University that exists to organize the annual Purdue Grand Prix kart race. Driven by the motto of “Students Helping Students,

Patricia N. Wolf, 1930-2017

Patricia N. Wolf, 86, of New Carlisle, Indiana went home at 6:45 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017 in Hamilton Grove Retirement Community. Patricia was born on December 6, 1930 in South Bend, Indiana to Russell and Bonita (Flemming) Humphrey. She had been employed with the South Bend School Corporation as a Teacher's Aide. She had also worked for Sears Roebuck and Company, Hamilton Grove, and was a volunteer at Memorial Hospital. On September 25, 1948, in Olive Chapel Church, she married Walter H. Wolf, who preceded her in death on July 7, 2005. She was also preceded in death by two sons, Walter H. "Cubby" Wolf, II and Timothy A. Wolf; her brother, Berwyn Humphrey; and her parents. Survivors

Faith Elaine Yeager (Villarreal) Wiberg: 1935-2017

Faith Elaine Yeager (Villarreal) Wiberg of Rolling Prairie/New Carlisle, Indiana, died of natural causes on March 18, 2017. She was 81 years old. Faith was born to Virgel Naomi and Charles Yeager on April 7, 1935, in Wayne County, Michigan, just outside of Detroit. Faith was born into a life of destitution and hardship and became a ward of the state by age 5. She grew up in the Indiana State Home for Girls. She excelled in her studies and won a scholarship, at age 16, to Indiana University where she majored in journalism. Faith had a brilliant mind and was a member of MENSA. She was beautiful and talented, and performed as a professional singer and model in her twenties. While attending Indi

Mary Alice Horvath: March 16, 2017

Mary Alice (Rodgers) Horvath, a lifelong resident of New Carlisle, passed away on March 16, 2017 in her home surrounded by her loving family. Mary Alice was born to the late Virgil and Ada (Carr) Rodgers. On November 9, 1940, she married the love of her life, John P. Horvath, whom she had known since high school. John passed away on October 2, 1987. Surviving are her beloved children, Thomas (Yvonne) Horvath of New Carlisle, Nancy (Stephen) Taplin of New Carlisle, and Susan (Daniel) Akin of Castle Rock, Colorado. She had six grandchildren whom she adored and who loved and admired her, Karen (Matt) Horvath-Wulf, Kathy (Doug) Moses, John (Sara) Horvath, Jeffrey (Bonnie) Akin, Julie (John) P

New Prairie Dance Team State Runner-Up

The New Prairie Dance Team had another great run at state. The team took second place in the Division AA Pom category and fifth place in their first year competing in the Hip Hop category at the State Competition at New Castle High School on Saturday, March 11.

The New Carlisle Gazette is a bi-weekly publication serving not only New Carlisle, but also the surrounding communities of Rolling Prairie, Hudson Lake, and Mill Creek, Indiana. It is distributed free of charge in various public outlets throughout the area.


To submit a news tip/story, correction, letter to the editor (Viewpoint), or place advertising contact The Gazette:


New Carlisle Gazette

500 South Bray Street

New Carlisle, IN 46552


Phone: 574-876-2522
Email: editor@newcarlislegazette.com



The Gazette is an independently owned and operated publication. The news is reported as accurately and objectively as possible. Any commentaries, letters, or columns present the views of the author and not necessarily those of The Gazette.


Viewpoint space is available to all readers, and the free expression of opinions is encouraged. All letters must be signed and contain contact information. Submission of letters does not guarantee publication, as The Gazette will not publish offensive, discriminatory, or libelous material.


Publication of advertisements does not imply an endorsement of the advertisers’ goods or services.

Follow The Gazette
  • Facebook Basic Black
  • Twitter Basic Black


Sign up here to have a digital edition of The Gazette e-mailed to you every other week!

© 2016 by The New Carlisle Gazette