NC Parks and Cemetery Boards

Along with our various town departments filled with caring town employees, there are also members of our community who regularly contribute their time and efforts to the Town of New Carlisle. Following regulations and keeping a watchful eye on our Parks and Cemetery will always be important to our town. New Carlisle Parks Board: Standing l-r President Nancy Taplin & Board Member Phil Rafalski. Seated L-r: Board Members Donna Vermillion, Malarie Pearce, & Vice President Mary Ann Holston. Vermillion recently resigned from the Park Board. Not pictured is new Board Member John Gelow who joins the Park Board along with his duties as a member of the Cemetery Board. Cemetery Board: Standing l-r Vic

Baseball State Tournament Pairings Revealed

A field of 384 teams will begin play later this month as the pairings for the 51st Annual IHSAA Baseball State Tournament were announced on Friday, May 5 in Indianapolis. Host schools will announce playing schedules in the days to come which will then be added to the online brackets at Sectional competition begins Wednesday, May 24, and continues through Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day), with the 64 champions advancing to a four‐team regional on Saturday, June 3. Two semifinal games will be played early that day at each site with the two winners returning for a championship game that evening. The 16 regional winners will be assigned to four semi‐state sites and play a single game

Trivia Night Fundraiser a Big Success!

Hometown Days hosted another successful Trivia Night fundraiser on Saturday, May 6 at the American Legion Post 297 in New Carlisle. In the end, Table 3 outsmarted the field of 13 teams, correctly answering 83 out of the 100 questions. Categories ranged from geography to identifying television sitcoms based on pictures of empty living rooms. Perhaps the most challenging question of the night was, "How many state capitals are further west than Los Angeles?" (The answer is located on page 8.) The winning team consisted of Brandon and Jenny Coleman, Cara Keck, Jason Keough, Ashley Kocsis, Sara and Shane Montgomery, Aaron and Ali Renz, and Sunny Sampson. They generously donated their prize money

Legion seeking assistance to honor Veterans

On Saturday, May 20th the American Legion Post 297 will be placing Flags on the graves of our Veterans in observance of Memorial Day. This program is supported by the American Legion in honor of our American Veterans. While we do our best to find the grave of every Veteran, we do inevitably miss some as there is no source that provides this information. The public is invited to meet with us at the following local cemeteries at 10:00 A.M. (EDT) to assist us in locating these graves; New Carlisle Cemetery, Olive Chapel Cemetery, Hamilton Cemetery.

Showing of "4 Blood Moons"

Many people today in our community and all over the world are watching the disturbing realities of the trials, tragedies and conflicts on planet earth. We see an ever-evolving frequency and intensity of trials, conflicts, tragedies, disasters and wars. What can we make of all this? Does God’s Word give us direction and understanding about the future and the final chapters of human history? Yes, yes, yes! The Bible actually provides us with more than 1,500 passages predicting the end times and the Second Coming of Christ! Join us Sunday for worship at 10am as we look at the SIGNS of the End Times and the GOOD NEWS from God on how we can live strong and successfully in the challenging days

New Carlisle Community Church

The New Carlisle Community Church is identified often as “the brick church located near downtown." A “ church” has been at this location since 1868, but not always known by this name. The building was extensively re-done in 1927, adding the brick. The building itself is listed with other town structures on the National Register of Historic Places. The Church Constitution, embraces “all who believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and our Savior.” Truly a “Community” Church, as over the years it has had Pastors who have had various faith backgrounds, but always with this belief. The Community Church welcomes those who are on their journey to discovery. The Community Church is very

Viaduct Closed: Now and Then

The month-long closure of the viaduct has created many headaches around town, as residents, visitors, and those just passing through have had to find alternate routes to get through New Carlisle's east end. The concrete repair of the viaduct, which is expected to take until June 1, is part of a larger project to repave US Highway 20 from the bypass near the South Bend Airport to the intersection of 20 and State Road 2. Milling and paving was scheduled to begin this week east of Walnut Road, eventually working its way back west. Milling and paving of Michigan Street in town will begin once the viaduct is re-opened. One lane of traffic will be maintained throughout the course of the project

Carol L. Wyant, 1944-2017

Carol Lee Wyant, 72 years old of Lydick, IN, passed to her rest May 13, 2017 at Greenleaf Healthcare Center of Elkhart, after an illness. Family and friends may gather at 1:00 - 2:30 PM Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home, 26863 West Main St., Edwardsburg for a cremation Memorial Service starting at 2:30 PM with Rev. Andy Martin, officiating. The inurnment will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Three Oaks, MI on a family grave site. Carol was born September 20, 1944 in Smyrna, TN, the daughter of Clarence O. and Viola J. (Bean) Wyant. She graduated from Ball State University, with a degree in Education. Carol taught many years at

Recipes, Etc.

Sweeten up Memorial Day activities with this patriotic dessert - to celebrate the USA! Red, White & Blueberry Memorial Cake 1 white cake mix Strawberry syrup: 1 cup fresh strawberries ⅔ cup sugar ¼ cup water 2 ¼ tsp strawberry gelatin Blueberry syrup: ¾ cup fresh blueberries ½ cup water 4 ½ tsp sugar 4 ½ tsp berry blue gelatin Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease two 9 inch round baking pans; In large mixing bowl, combine cake mix with ingredients on cake mix box (substituting water for milk). Follow cake directions and transfer to prepared pans. Bake according to directions on cake mix; cool completely. Strawberry mix: In small saucepan, combine strawberries, sugar and water

Bakery Back in Business

It’s a “New Age” for the building that has long-served downtown New Carlisle as a bakery. The site which formerly hosted Ralph’s Bakery is now home to the New Age Baking Company owned by No’Val and Lori Alexander. The new bakery opened up to customers on Saturday, April 22 and has been a hit ever since. “We thought it would be a great idea to open the bakery back up again,” No’Val said, noting that he ultimately chose this location because of the hometown atmosphere. While No’Val is a native of Gary, Indiana, Lori was born and raised in New Carlisle. She can remember visiting Ralph’s Bakery since she was a child. No’Val brings over 20 years of experience in the baking industry. He has prev

Try an authentic Chicago Dog without a trip to the big city

Digzy Dogz and Grill recently opened up for the 2017 season on April 17th. The mobile food service trailer is located at 8310 East 700 North in Hudson Lake. Digzy Dogz is managed by Jason and Jenny Kazen, and is in its third year of operation. It originally opened at US 20 and Cougar Road before moving to its current location last year. "The traffic just moved too fast, so we bought a vacant lot here," Jason said of the spot right across the street from the Hudson Lake stop on the South Shore Line. Digzy Dogz serves up authentic Chicago style hot dogs and much more, all at affordable prices. "Because of our set-up, nobody can beat our prices," Jason explained. He also takes pride in the h

NC Departments keep town running smoothly

Our New Carlisle Police and Ambulance Departments were featured in our December 16, 2016 issue. The Town Administration with the Clerk’s Office, the Town Engineer and Attorney, along with the Town Council were highlighted in our March 17, 2017 issue. Each and every town department contributes in an important way to our community and we are grateful for every employee’s attention to the needs of the community. Three more town departments are included in this issue. Water Plant Department: Front row l-r: Aaron Keehn (Operator II), Justin Mitchell (O.I.T), & Jason Davis (Operator II). Back row l-r: Bob Hollingsworth (Maintenance), Tim Kaminski (Water Plant Director), Lowell Goforth (Maintenan

Little League season kicks off with inaugural parade

The New Prairie Little League opened up another season of play on Saturday, April 29 in New Carlisle. However, before the first pitch was thrown, all teams participated in the inaugural parade. Starting a new tradition, the players and coaches marched down Arch and Chestnut Streets to the ball diamonds. NPLL offers t-ball, farm ball, instructional, as well as baseball and softball divisions.

New Carlisle's Historic Homes and Buildings

Join Dana Groves from Historic New Carlisle, Inc. as she unveils a new walking tour brochure highlighting New Carlisle’s historic homes and buildings. Dana will present a power point presentation to talk about the history and architecture of each of the properties included in the brochure. The goal of the project was to provide a self-guided tour for residents and visitors to the community in order to educate people about the history of the town as well as bring attention to the architecture. Most of the properties featured are located in New Carlisle’s National Register Historic District. The brochure includes a brief history of New Carlisle, a guide to architectural styles, a photo and des

NCFD Accepting Applications for Volunteers

According to the National Fire Protection Association and National Volunteer Fire Council, 69% of firefighters in the United States are volunteers, protecting 115 million people, and saving communities $139.8 billion per year. The New Carlisle Fire Department is currently in need of volunteers to help serve our community. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver's license, and live or work in the Town of New Carlisle, Olive Township, or Hudson Township. No experience is required, however volunteers must be committed to obtaining state certifications as firefighters and Emergency Medical Responder/Emergency Medical Technician. Members must also be willing to help wit

Music Festival and Pulled Pork Dinner

The Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church is proud to announce their upcoming Community Music Festival and Pulled Pork Dinner. The free, family-friendly outdoor music festival will kick off at 3:30 CDT with Friends, followed by featured music performances by the Portage High School Choraliers (4:00), Portage High School Jazz String Orchestra (4:30), Portage High School Jazz Combo (5:00), New Prairie High School Jazz Band (5:30), New Prairie High School Sing Sensation (6:00) and the New Prairie High School Choral Group Innovation (6:30). These fine high school groups, over 150 high school musicians, will be performing a variety of music ranging from jazz to pop styles, are high energy and g

Recipes, Etc.

Recently, Dorothy Letterman, David’s mother, passed away. Dorothy’s pies were always focused on the Letterman Late Show. David preferred this pie to a cake on his birthday. Candles would be placed on the pie for David. Chocolate Chiffon Pie Crust: 1 cup vanilla wafer crumbs 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts 2 T. sugar 3 T. unsalted butter, melted In a small bowl, combine above ingredients. Spread over bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan and pat down firmly. Cool. Filling: 1 envelope unflavored gelatin 1/4 cup cold water 2 squares unsweetened chocolate 1 cup milk 1/8 tsp salt 3 eggs, separated 1/2 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract Whipped cream for topping In a small bo

Remembering Blaine Gamble, 1921-2017

Following the passing of Blaine Gamble on April 17, 2017, managing editor Beth Boardman of What's New LaPorte asked Ken Peterson to share his memories of his mentor. The column, which appears in the May 5, 2017 printed edition of The Gazette, can be found on the WNLP website through the link below. We thank Ken for contributing his story to The Gazette.

Record Number of Softball Teams Entered in State Tournament

A record three hundred seventy‐eight (378) teams – one better than 2010 ‐ were drawn and placed into brackets on Friday, April 28 for the start of the 33rd Annual IHSAA Softball State Tournament Series. Sectional action runs May 22‐27 with the 64 survivors moving into a one‐game regional round on Tuesday, May 30. From there, 32 teams will square off in four‐team semi‐states on Saturday, June 3, with the four state championship games scheduled for Saturday, June 10 at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. Host schools will announce playing schedules in the days to come which will then be added to the online brackets at No. of Schools Entered: 378 teams. Breakdown by Class: 96


The Sound of Cougar Pride continues to be the pride of our school and community by performing at ISSMA competitions. In March, the New Prairie Jazz Band competed at LaPorte High School in Group 1 ISSMA. This is the highest level of competition for high school jazz bands. This was also the first time New Prairie has competed at this level. The jazz band received top honors with a gold rating. In April, the concerts bands competed at ISSMA competitions as well. On April 21, the New Prairie Symphonic Band competed at Concord High School in Group 3 competition. There they received a gold rating “with distinction.” This means that the Symphonic Band received extremely high scores from all judg

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