Pioneer Day at New Carlisle Public Library

What a picture perfect day for Pioneer Day! Our goal for Pioneer Day was to give children and adults a little taste of what life was like back in the 1840s-1850s. Pioneer Day was held last Saturday, September 9th. We had delicious kettle corn made over an open fire provided by the Grove family and friends. Other stations around the front lawn included: candle dipping, noodle making, rug making, weaving on a loom, apple cider press, churning butter, tin punch and quill writing. We had musicians Liza and Mark Woolever strolling around the lawn serenading our guests with music. St. Joseph County Parks put on a mock pioneer school where they taught kids how to use a chalkboard. Historic

State FFA Officers Visit

Three of the seven Indiana State FFA Officers visited New Prairie High School and conducted a workshop for Mr. Stone’s first period Intro to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources class. The State Officers visit several chapters during their year of service to the Indiana FFA Membership and Indiana State FFA Foundation.

The Village Shoppes to Celebrate 42nd Anniversary

The multi-talented Bill Sutton began his magnificent business of the Village Shoppes 42 years ago on October 1, 1975. And, what a beautiful place it is––in every room on both sides of the street in downtown New Carlisle! First––its amazing history! Three of the buildings that make up The Village Shoppes previously belonged to 1) Jones Grocery followed briefly by an Osteopath’s office; 2) McMullin’s Dime Store; and 3) The Soda Bar. Buildings 4) and 5) on the east end of the block belonged to Watson’s––first as a drugstore and later a gift shop. The Village Shoppes building 6), across the street, was occupied for a brief time by Calhoun’s Five & Dime. Today’s Village Shoppes was not Bill’s fi

Library Staff 2017

L-R: Diane Miko, Michelle Romig, Sarah Wilkerson, Phil Gates, Wendy Arndt, Jesse Orr, Roanna Hooton & Amy Luther. Earlier this summer, ten members of the New Carlisle Public Library staff were featured in the NC Gazette. They were Christy Carlisle, Director Elizabeth (Lisa) Baiz (now retired), Prentist (PJ) Qualls, Marie Schaeffer, Amy Schrock, Marcia Carpenter, Skye Smith, Julie Shelton, Tracy Shelton & Sarah Audiss. We are pleased to introduce the rest of the above-pictured staff in this issue. As always, the community is extremely fortunate to have such an awesome Library! Our outstanding and beautiful New Carlisle Olive Township Public Library was built in 2002 and is located at 408

Recipes, Etc.

Who says New Carlisle has the greatest women cooks? What about the men? Well, St. Stans goes to prove that there are great men cooks in New Carlisle. Parishioner Ken Jasinski proves just that with his many recipes, as well as so many wonderful and different recipes from parishioners, that can be found in St. Stans, “Recipes and Remembrances” cookbook. Here is one of Ken’s recipes for all to enjoy. Meatloaf (A Manly Meal) 1 T. butter ¼ c. minced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 ½ tsp salt 1 ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 lbs. extra-lean ground beef 3 slices bread, toasted and crumbled 7 buttery round crackers, crushed 1 egg, lightly beaten 3 ½ T. sour cream 1 ½ T. Worcestershi

Who or what has your attention?

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that we are living in an age where the world around us seems to be unraveling at the fastest pace of all time! Advances in technology and the internet have rapidly and dramatically changed life for all Americans. Cell phones allow us to connect and make relationships with other and communications with people all over the globe quickly accessible. Natural disasters are on the rise - with the recent earthquake in North Korea, the earthquake in Mexico, the fires in the west, Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in our country and with the threats of wars and rumors of wars in hot spots throughout the world as nations rise up against other nations! We are

Quality vendors spur continued festival growth

One of LaPorte County’s fastest growing events is set for Saturday, September 30 at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds at 2581 W. State Rd. 2. Come see for yourself. It’s the 4th annual UMW Arts & Crafts Show that runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CST) and features over 80 artists and crafters from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. They will be showcasing their unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted items. Festival goers will be able to visit vendor booths located inside two large, temperature controlled buildings. Both are handicapped accessible and there is ample parking. There are no parking or entrance fees. This event began modestly with 20 vendors hosted by the United Methodist Women (UMW) at t

50th Running of New Prairie Cross Country Invitational

NEW CARLISLE – It started so simply. A handful of guys from six area high schools, running circles around the boundaries of Bourissa Hills Park. That was 1964. New Carlisle High School coach Blaine Gamble started the first New Carlisle cross country invitational. By coincidence, the Tigers beat arch-rival Rolling Prairie for the team title, 37-56. Four years later, New Carlisle and Rolling Prairie were combining into New Prairie High School, and the first New Prairie Cross Country Invitational was held on Sept. 26, 1968, with 22 teams. Now, just look at it. Saturday, Sept. 16 marks the 50th running of the Invitational. Almost 3,000 runners from approx. 100 boys teams and 100 girls teams in I

Park Board Still Working Hard to Improve Town Parks

This letter is in response to the Letter to the Editor which appeared in the August 11th edition of The Gazette. As members of the current New Carlisle Park Board, we have worked hard to provide beautiful parks that the community can be proud of. The Park Board depends on money allocated annually from the New Carlisle Town Council. We have funds ear-marked for park salary, social security, group insurance, summer programs, gasoline for mowing, utilities, repairs, etc. Typically we have money for parks improvements, equipment and outlays. This year no money was budgeted to the Park Department for improvements, equipment or capital outlays. It is our responsibility to decide how our budge

Rocking Out and Giving Back

It’s what Dr. Groovy and the Soul Surgeons have been doing for almost 20 years. They are known all over the Northwestern Indiana area for supporting local causes, families, and community organizations throughout the year. The band showcases one of the top brass horn sections in the area as well as some of the most talented guitar, drums, keyboard, and vocalist musicians you will ever hear. When they take the stage, this 12 piece band transforms into Dr. Groovy and the Soul Surgeons. It’s an event you don’t want to miss! If you require a prescription of classic/current rock and roll music, make an appointment with The Doctor! It’s music for the soul that comes from the heart! Dr. Groovy

Empower and Protect: Self-Defense Class at New Carlisle Public Library

Living in a small town some may think we wouldn’t have to worry about such horrific things like sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, etc. In 2016, 75,735 calls were made to the domestic violence crisis hotline in Indiana. Spreading awareness even in the smallest of towns is important for prevention and to support the local women. Learning self-defense tactics can save someone’s life and it’s also precautionary for those scenes we couldn’t fathom becoming real. For instance, a woman in Seattle earlier this year was running a marathon. While taking a restroom break, she was attacked by a registered sex offender. She fought off her attacker and lived to tell the story to the local news.

New Carlisle Wesleyan Church Celebrating 120th Anniversary

On Sunday, September 17, the New Carlisle Wesleyan Church will hold a 120th anniversary celebration. In October of 1897, through prayer and revival meetings, a group of individuals realized they needed to organize and build a church. Initially they were referred to as the Holiness Christian denomination, and later called the Church of Shiloh. In 1898, plans were made to start building one mile south of town on Timothy Road. The land on which the church would be built was donated by Joseph Carr. This land was later purchased by Webster and Inez Carr. The church was built by volunteer labor and with logs from Joe Carr’s farm and was paid for in full by 1902. The first trustees were J. F. Ca

Recipes, Etc.

The parishioners of St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in New Carlisle, Indiana, have come up with a beautiful cookbook entitled, “Recipes and Remembrances.” It is filled with absolutely wonderful, and may I say different recipes, for all to enjoy. Pastor Paul McCarthy has submitted this recipe (in memory of his mother) which was his mother’s and his family’s favorite. Frieda’s Kieflies 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 (8 oz) cream cheese 1 c. cut soft shortening (part butter) 2 cups sifted flour Mix cream cheese and shortening together with a fork. Add flour and mix well with hands. Chill dough for several hours or overnight. Roll out dough 1/8” thick on cloth covered board which has

Fly into Fall at Bendix Woods County Park

Families are invited to Bendix Woods County Park for a fall special event, Fly into Fall, on Sunday, September 24, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm (EST). Enjoy a hayride, while taking part in activities for the whole family. Learn about birds of prey with licensed wildlife rehabilitators from Lake Milton Raptor Education Center, learn about the Peregrine Falcons that call downtown South Bend home, be creative in our craft corner, plus much more! Concession items will be available for purchase from the Friends of Bendix Woods and Spicer Lake. Concession proceeds benefit park improvement projects. Entrance fee is $8/vehicle. Program will take place rain or shine. For more information on this event call

Decrease in Electric Rates for the Town of New Carlisle

On June 1, 2017, American Electric Power (“AEP”) as an agent for the Indiana Michigan Power Company changed its rates to its members. It is estimated that these changes will decrease costs to the Town of New Carlisle Electric Utility over the next 12 months. The Town of New Carlisle will file a decrease in its schedule of rates for electricity sold to reflect the decrease in the cost of power purchased from Indiana Michigan Electric Power Company. This does not represent a decrease to the Town’s electric rates, but rather a pass-through of the decrease in Indiana Michigan Power Company rates. The decrease of approximately 16.054 mills ($0.016054) per kilowatt hour will be applied to all bill

It's All About the Heart

God is concerned and even passionate about many things according to the Bible. Yet in the midst of the things that concerns God most about the people He created, there is one big thing that rises above them all - and that is OUR HEARTS! And this makes total sense because the One who loves us most and knows us best also knows that whatever fills and overflows our hearts will be the determining factor in the quality of our lives on earth! Look at the various translations below of this powerful verse in Proverbs 4:23: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” (NIV) “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” (NLT) “Watch over

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