Mill Creek Gleaner Activity

Gleaner Mill Creek Arbor #418 recently met to make a difference at the New Carlisle Food Pantry. The Arbor purchased fresh fruit to be shared with food pantry recipients. Pictured with the fruit include (from left to right) Doris Price, Naureen Bostelman, Chuck Bostelman, Wanda Tolmen, Jodi Walbring, and Barb Graves.

15th Annual Delta Theta Tau Golf Outing

The 15th Delta Theta Tau Sorority Golf Outing was played June 10, 2017 at Whispering Pines Golf Course in North Liberty, Indiana. Eighty golfers came out to support the annual scramble. Taking home the $200 prize for first place with a score of 13 under was the team of Justin Seifer, Dustin Brown, Chris Watkins, and Brady Nielsen. The New Carlisle Fire Department Team with matching shirts and golf ball hats and the Gilpin Family Team with shirts in memory of their brother and uncle Bob Stricklet tied for “Best Dressed.” Both teams were awarded $40. Proceeds from the outing help fund the sorority’s philanthropic work in the community. Delta Theta Tau supports several area groups. Among t

Recipes, Etc.

It’s St. Joseph County Fair time! This year, the St. Joseph County 4-H Boosters will be selling cookbooks ($20.00), showing all the Blue Ribbons winners in various categories at the 4-H fair. The proceeds will be used to purchase a new 4-H display case in the Exhibit Hall of the fair. Our very own Leanne Doms’ recipe was showcased as she received a Blue Ribbon in 1989 at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair for her Cherry Nut Bread. Cherry Nut Bread 2 ½ cups flour ½ sugar ½ c. brown sugar 3 ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 3 T. vegetable oil 1 ¼ cup milk 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries (drained and chopped) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Gr

Flag Retirement Program

Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services will be collecting retired flags to honor deceased veterans. As with us all, the American Flag has a life-span, and every flag deserves to be decommissioned honorably. American flags that are no longer suitable for display will be accepted by Haverstock Funeral Home, and will honor a fallen veteran by being draped across their casket at the time of cremation. Upon receipt of the cremated remains, the family will receive a certificate stating that a retired US flag was draped across the veteran as the flag’s last Deed of Service. Flags can be donated to the Haverstock Funeral Home Flag Retirement Program at any time. Those donating flags w

Taste of New Carlisle 2017

The sixth annual Taste of New Carlisle festival was held on Saturday, June 17 at Memorial Park in downtown New Carlisle. Several local restaurants and organizations participated, offering up their own unique selections of food and drink. Down By The Dock provided the entertainment, donating their time to play in the gazebo. The band will be back at the park on Friday night of Hometown Days. The event was first held in 2012 at the fire station before moving to its current location in the park. This year’s Taste was organized by Werner Moser and Jen Moore. Taste of New Carlisle is sponsored by Discover New Carlisle, a nonprofit organization which seeks to encourage and develop economic grow

Girl Scout Recognition Ceremony

Girl Scouts from New Prairie Schools recently received awards at our annual Recognition Ceremony. This event recognizes girls that sell 300 or more boxes of cookies. Award winners are listed below. 300 COOKIE BOX SELLERS – 2017 Troop #00090 – Brownies from Rolling Prairie School Leaders: Holly Beadles, Kathleen Pritchard. Girls (Cookies Sold): Lillian Beadles (316) Troop #00098 – Daisies from Rolling Prairie School Leaders: Lynda Strain. Girls (Cookies Sold): Breanna Strain-Vahey (335), Lyndsay Strain-Vahey (335) Troop #00152 – Juniors from Olive School Leaders: Erica Hoggard. Girls (Cookies Sold): Aisling Zarate (313), Kaylee Hoggard (576) Troop #00153 Juniors from Rolling Prairi

Hubert (Dale) Gregory, 1926-2017

Seelyville, IN- The Greatest Generation just lost another Patriot. With family members present, Hubert (Dale) Gregory, formerly of New Carlisle, IN, died peacefully on June 14, 2017, the day before his 91st birthday. During WWII, on his 17th birthday, Dale falsified his Mother’s signature and became a member of the United States Marine Corps. While serving in WWII, he was wounded in the Pacific Theater. Later, in Korea, Dale was wounded again. During the Vietnam War, he was a USMC Drill Instructor stateside. After years of active duty in the USMC, Dale then continued full time active duty in the United States Air Force Reserves. Dale earned numinous military awards and citations includin

Donnelly Helps Get New Carlisle Bridge Project Back on Track

Senator helped coordinate efforts with key stakeholders to address delayed construction restricting access and harming businesses in downtown New Carlisle Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly welcomed news that the bridge project on U.S. 20 in New Carlisle has resumed after he worked to help get the project back on track. The stalled construction project began in early May and was projected to take no more than 30 days, but delays—due to safety, structural, and permitting issues—caused restricted access to downtown New Carlisle, negatively impacting downtown businesses and public safety. After hearing from a number of concerned residents, local elected officials, first responders, and

Still Open for Business!

Gorgeous Spring! Trees are amazing! Sky is magnificent! And, for the first time in memory there is no through traffic going east on US 20 for now. Why? Apparently a railroad problem has caused our roadwork with the viaduct to come to an inconvenient halt! Still — it’s always delightful to come downtown to lunch or dine and socialize at one of our local eateries––Black Cat Bar & Grill, Harvest Tap, LongShots Bar & Grill, Miller’s Home Café, Moser’s Austrian Café, Carlisle Coffee & Sweets, and the New Age Baking Company! To enjoy Kate O’Connor’s Irish Pub, or our American Legion Post 297, you can put them on your agenda when you shop at Groceries by Joe, get a car wash at Longboard's, all whil

Delta Theta Tau Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Members of the Kappa Rho Chapter of Delta Theta Tau philanthropic sorority celebrated the chapter’s 60th anniversary on Saturday, April 29 with a luncheon at Monroe’s Crossing in Hudson Lake. Delta Theta Tau was founded in Muncie, Indiana by five high school girls in 1903. Their purpose was the advancement of philanthropy and charity. Today more than 90 chapters nationwide continue to carry out their work. Our local chapter, Kappa Rho, was chartered April 27, 1957. Since then they have supported the community with both monetary donations and volunteer hours. Among their many ongoing projects are planting and maintaining a floral garden in New Carlisle’s Memorial Park, awarding scholarships

Celebrating Flag Day

Wednesday, June 14 marked the 240th anniversary of the day (June 14, 1777) when the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national emblem of the United States. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued an official proclamation to mark the date as Flag Day. However, Flag Day is not a federal holiday. The flag took its current form with 13 stripes and 50 stars on July 4, 1960 after the admission of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union. The U.S. Army also celebrates June 14 as its birthday with the establishment of the Continental Army on June 14, 1775.

New Prairie High School Class of 2017

On Sunday, June 4, New Prairie High School celebrated the Class of 2017 with its 49th Annual Commencement at Cougar Gym. Below is a list of graduating seniors and academic award winners, recognizing students with a cumulative four year Grade Point Average of 3.5 and above. Class of 2017 Molly McFadden – Class President Emily Wieczorek – Valedictorian Stefanie Winnicki- Salutatorian Kadin Abegg, Seth Ackerson, Alexandra Adams, Liliana Adnson, Lucas Allegrette, Nathan Arndt, Jacob Baltes, Devin Bang, Maxwell Barnaby, Kasey Bates, Max Bauer, Tessa Bauman, Macey Beall, Rachel Beck, Kennedie Bellegante, Lexi Benhart, Hayley Benner, Nicholas Bertolan, Michael Bertolan, Laurel Blankenship, Davi

Keeping busy at the United Methodist Church

School's out, school's out... you know the rest of the song. School is out, the long-awaited passage into summer has arrived. Young people have or will be starting summer jobs, summer school, or summer vacations. We are blessed to have some of our youth going on a mission trip to Sandusky, Ohio, with youth from LaPorte First United Methodist Church. My oldest daughter is doing something I never had the opportunity to, go to Church Camp. I am proud of her. Two of her good friends are going too. Look out Camp Adventure! We were blessed to have members of New Prairie High School class of 2017, members of the environmental club, help plant the community garden. I was impressed by this group

When something small makes a big difference

For Johanna Sutter, receiving a Christmas bundle from Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) as a child in Germany changed her life. Sutter and her family lived through the realities of World War II. Shortly after, Sutter vividly remembers the details of the package she received as a 12-year-old which included clothing, school supplies, hygiene items and a toy among other things. “I still have the little blue and white eraser nub,” she said. Two of Sutter’s aunts, who had lost their homes during a bombing in the city, lived with her and her family during the war. This meant that Sutter and her sister had to sleep in an extra room in the apartment downstairs. The feather bed they slept in would g

Recipes, Etc.

In this Recipes, Etc. article I am sharing not only a terrific recipe for your bridal shower, but also a beautiful idea for acknowledging your gift. Chicken Salad Supreme 1 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing. 1/4 cup ReaLime 100% Lime Juice from Concentrate 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 4 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey 1 (11 oz) can mandarin orange segments, drained 1 cup seedless green grape halves 3/4 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, ReaLime, salt and nutmeg. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Chill, Serve on lettuce. Refrigerate leftovers. Makes 4 - 6 servings. Etc. — I found this wonderful recipe in a cookbook

High in the Sky!

Looking out the kitchen window in New Carlisle, on the morning of June 7, 2017, I saw what appeared to be two guys (high in the sky) in a white Boom Truck. They were next to what remained of an extremely tall tree that they had been trimming and preparing to remove. It was too fascinating to not run outside and take a photo, even though they were nearly a block away. By the time I finished breakfast I noticed the guys and the trees were no longer in sight so I decided to walk over to Chestnut Street and meet these brave souls, hoping they were safely on the ground again. The two young men––Kannon Keigley and Zach Gamble––appeared with big smiles and “no big deal” on their faces. They were al

Terry M. Stockton, 1954-2017

Terry M. Stockton, 63, of New Carlisle, passed away on Saturday June 3, 2017 in his home. He was born in LaPorte, IN, to Richard and Evelyn (Faltynski) Stockton. He graduated from New Prairie High School and worked as a Security Guard for New Energy for 10 years. He was preceded in death by his mother. Terry is survived by his father, Richard Stockton of New Carlisle; a sister, Patricia Hagburg of South Bend; two brothers, Tom (Cindy) Stockton of South Bend and Todd (Charlotte) Stockton of Fort Wayne, IN and by four nephews. Terry loved sports and was a volunteer fireman for the New Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department for the past 10 years. Services will be held at a later date. Kaniews

NPUSC Breaks Ground on Renovation Project

The New Prairie United School Corporation held an official groundbreaking ceremony for the Building Renovation and School Safety Project on Monday, May 22. The project was approved by local voters in May 2016 and will cost around $42 million. The groundbreaking ceremony took place at the natatorium entrance of New Prairie High School, where much of the major construction will eventually take place. The following is an update from the school corporation on the project: As with any major and complex construction project, some adjustments to the timeline for the addition and renovations at New Prairie High School have been necessary. Although work on the additions and new construction at the h

Old School Tile Company doubles as pit stop

The Old School Tile Company in Hudson Lake had a unique experience on Tuesday, May 16, assisting a group of very dedicated Notre Dame students by providing a place to stop, rest up a bit, and use the facilities. The Old School Tile Company was able to donate what they could to help their cause, and hopes to double it every year they come back. The ESTEEM Road to Discovery, in tandem with the University of Notre Dame, is raising awareness and funds for The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Fund (APMRF). The Old School Tile Company was mile 20 of the 206 mile round trip bicycle ride to Chicago and back to South Bend. For the past five summers, Greg Crawford, Ph.D., has biked cross-country to rai

Honoring our Veterans on Memorial Day

American Legion members march into the New Carlisle Cemetery on May 29, 2017. The New Prairie High School Band amongst others were also in the Memorial Day Parade. American Legion Commander Larry Brown speaks at this year's Memorial Day Service. The New Carlisle Fire Department, Police Department, Cub Scouts, and many members of the community were also in attendance.

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