Cougars run over Cavemen, advance to title game

For the fourth time in five years, the New Prairie football program will play for a Sectional Championship. The Cougars overpowered Mishawaka, 42-21, last Friday night at Amzie Miller Field to advance to the title game. Behind a dominant offensive line, New Prairie racked up over 400 yards rushing. Sophomore Chase Ketterer rushed for three touchdowns, while senior quarterback Nick Wilson ran for two more scores. Wilson also accounted for the other New Prairie touchdown, a 25-yard pass to tight end Jacob Tuttle. The incredible catch was ultimately the dagger for the Cavemen. Facing a 4th-and-13, Wilson scrambled and found Tuttle, who hauled it in with one hand. That made the score 35-7 wi

New Prairie Theatre Company presents Annie

The New Prairie Theatre Company presents Annie. Come for a great night of entertainment by New Prairie’s finest. Annie is the perfect family-friendly musical! “With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage that is run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, Annie escapes to the wondrous world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations... and even befriends President Franklin Delano

Recipes, Etc.

These pork chops, with cider gravy, are a real must for fall dinners. Fall Pork Chops 2 T. olive oil 6 boneless pork loin chops garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, minced 1 T. Dijon mustard 1 tsp honey ½ tsp apple pie spice ½ tsp ground pepper ¼ tsp thyme ¼ tsp salt 1 cup apple cider 1 T. plus 1 tsp cornstarch 2 T. water minced fresh parsley In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Brown pork chops on both sides. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the next seven ingredients, stir in apple cider. Pour over pork chops. Reduce heat to medium low, cook, covered for 4-5 minutes. Remove chops from skillet, let stand for 5 minutes. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and wate

Cultivating the Warrior Heart for God

We are in a battle in this world. We may not see it and we might forget it’s there. Nevertheless, the Bible makes it clear that there is an enemy who would love to send our minds and hearts off into a direction of discouragement, despair and defeat. If you are a believer who cares about living as salt and light in a dark world, you won’t go for long without encountering spiritual warfare - obstacles and attacks that the enemy hurls in your direction. Jesus said in John 10:10 - “There is a thief (the enemy) who comes to steal, kill and destroy you but I have come to bring you life and life more abundantly to the full!” God reminds us in His Word that for those who have a true heart for God t

Vojtko Rubi receives Ph.D.

Dr. Jennifer Marie Vojtko Rubi has just received her Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Iowa. Her current position is Assistant Professor and Spanish Program Coordinator at the University of Cincinnati. Her dissertation title is, “Learning how to learn: students’ interactions with the online components of a flipped Spanish language program.” She is at home in Cincinnati with her husband Ezra. They have two children, Lola, 8, and Rafa, 4, with another one on the way. Jenny also has a dog, Uno, and cat, Figaro. Stephen and Marie Vojtko, of New Carlisle, are the proud parents.

Arthur (Butch) Williams, 1939-2017

Art was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, however spent his youth at Hudson Lake, graduating from New Carlisle High School in 1958. Art served in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. Art worked for years with LaPorte company, National Can, before this work took him to Gallatin, Tennessee. Art regularly came to his class reunions and entertained his classmates with non-stop jokes. He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Kathleen (Kimita) Williams, a graduate of Washington High School. They had two daughters, Wendy (deceased) and Cindy. They also had four grandchildren, plus one deceased, and two great-grandchildren. Surviving is a brother, Tom, of Minnesota and several nieces and ne

Milford K. MacMillan, 1934-2017

Milford was born in Hebron, Indiana, however lived at Hudson Lake for years, graduating from New Carlisle High School in 1952. “Mac” worked at Studebaker until it closed, and then spent 28 years with Guide Lamp Division of General Motors in Anderson, Indiana, where he made his home. On September 2, 1955, he married his loving spouse of 62 years, Arlene (Skibins) MacMillan, also a graduate of New Carlisle High School. They had six children, Crystal, Melody, Mark, Kim, Teri, and Michael, all born in LaPorte. He is survived by brothers Deane of Florida, Terry of Hudson Lake, and Bob of Florida. Sister Diana of North Carolina also survives, along with 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchild

A strong history in the tile industry

In 1969 my mother and father, Mike and Cathy Miles, started a legacy for our family. Together, they opened Miles Distributors in a small warehouse in downtown South Bend. Over the years, Miles has had many “milestones” in the industry. Mike Miles was on the founding board of the CTDA (Ceramic Tile Distributors of America). From a small hotel room in Detroit with a couple guys to the largest ceramic tile expo in the world today, “Coverings” the show this year had 28,000 industry attendees and 2.9 billion square feet of tile under one roof. In the early 90’s my brother Doug and I took over Miles Distributors and grew to having five locations. In 2016, a opportunity came up, and my brother

NCHS Class of 1954 meets

The New Carlisle Class of 1954 met at Monroe’s Crossing, Hudson Lake, Indiana on September 16th, 2017 to celebrate their 63rd High School Class Reunion. There were 59 students that graduated. Thirty students have currently passed, but 17 classmates were in attendance with 22 total counting spouses. Monroe’s Crossing served a superb meal and service was great. The view of Hudson Lake was spectacular from the Old Casino, and the weather was perfect. The committee, consisting of Don and Marilyn Coddens, Delores (Geabler) Orusz, Richard and Jannie Horvath, Jay and Alyce Bancer, did a good job! Meeting and business program was conducted by Don Coddens. Jay Bancer led the New Carlisle Fight Son

Evelyn N. Buck, 1921-2017

Evelyn N. Buck, 95, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 13, 2017 in her home. Evelyn was born on December 5, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Bruno and Helen (Tomaszeski) Nawrocki. On September 14, 1946 she married Robert W. Buck who preceded her in death on January 22, 2004. She is survived by one daughter Debra (Louie) DeCarlo of Carlsbad, California; one son Dan ( fiance Vickie Murray) Buck; 5 grandchildren, David (Jodi Riesenfeld) Briner of New Carlisle, Indiana, Derik (Jamie Walbert) Williamson of New Carlisle, Indiana, Eric (Nikki Brinker) Phillips of New Carlisle, Indiana, Robert S. (Jessica) Buck of New Carlisle, Indiana, Jennifer (Aaron) Ohrel of Vista, Cali

Olive Chapel: What will you give your heart over to?

Virtually everything in our lives boils down to one truth: What will I give my heart over to? Who and what will take first place in the center of my life? How will I make decisions about what controls my heart? But some of us immediately debate this by refusing and denying this truth and say, “But you don’t know the circumstances I’ve been dealing with in my life?” “You don’t know about the terrible challenges I face that are not my fault?” And so on. We all have a sad story to tell. We have all discovered how life on earth is unfair and imperfect and how this is certainly not heaven yet down here in this broken world. But through the good, bad and ugly of life, we still have the power

Recipes, Etc.

Fall is a wonderful time of the year to try new pie recipes, thanks to the abundance of available fresh seasonal fruits, such as apples. Here’s one for you. Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Pastry for double-crust pie (9 inches) Walnut Layer: 3/4 cup ground walnuts 2 T. brown sugar 2 T. lightly beaten egg 1 T. butter, melted 1 T. milk 1/4 tsp lemon juice 1/4 tsp vanilla extract Filling: 6 cups sliced peeled apples (4-5 medium) 2 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup sugar 3 T. all-purpose flour 1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg 1/8 tsp salt 3 T. butter, cubed Topping: 1 egg yolk 1 T. heavy cream sugar Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place pastry dough in a 9 in

Countdown to Christmas in New Carlisle

It’s just around the corner! The 23rd Annual Christmas in New Carlisle Arts & Craft Show and Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017. The Craft Show will be from 11:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the New Carlisle Fire Station. The Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Park and end at the fire station. Cookies and cocoa will be provided after the parade at the fire station. There are many ways you can help make this a great event. We will be re-lighting the wreaths that are used to decorate the lamp posts on Thursday, November 9 at 4:00 p.m. at the Lions Club. We will be replacing some of the wreaths with new wreaths and putting new lights on all of

Live Acoustic Music at Moser's Austrian Cafe

Twice per month, diners at Moser’s Austrian Cafe are treated with the sound of You’ll Dew, a unique and talented three-piece acoustic music group. The group’s next appearance at Moser’s will be on Friday, October 13 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm ET. After that, you can catch them on the first and third Fridays of every month, with exceptions for holidays. You’ll Dew consists of Steve Gurndt singing lead and playing guitar, Tim Cunningham singing harmony and playing Mandolin, and Rick Schpok playing the Dobro style slide guitar. The group plays popular hits from the 1950s through the 1970s. Included in their repertoire of over 300 songs are tunes by artists such as: Eagles, John Prine, Hank Williams,

Public Works Departments keep town running smoothly

John Mrozinski has served the Town of New Carlisle for 22 years, the last 15 years as Utilities Supervisor. Mrozinski was recently promoted to serve the Town as the Public Works Director. Regarding the choice of Mrozinski, Town Council President Ken Carter mentioned that, “John has proven himself very knowledgeable on all things New Carlisle. It was an easy decision on our part to choose him for the role of Public Works Director.” An interesting footnote to this photo story––three of the above gentlemen––Bladecki, Shail, and Mrozinski, along with NC’s Town Clerk Sue Moffitt, all graduated together in 1980 from New Prairie High School. Kim Huston, agent for 1st Choice Realty, also graduated

Olive Chapel Church to celebrate 148th anniversary

Olive Chapel Church was organized January 6, 1842 with only six charter members. It was first called Parnell’s Church. For a few years, the adults attended weekly prayer meetings held in the adults’ homes. The children were very seldom allowed to attend. When their numbers increased, they began to hold church in the schoolhouse on South Timothy Road, and it was well attended. Davie Coulp was the minister in charge. In the fall of 1868, they held a large revival meeting in the schoolhouse. A number of people came forward. With their numbers increasing again, it was decided that a new church house was to be built. Mr. Adams donated the ground where the church now stands, the corner of State

Reserve a Hayride Now at Bendix Woods County Park or Check out one of the Public Hayrides

Reservations for two-hour day or evening private party hayrides are available Wednesday - Sunday, end of September through November 4th. Beginning times are 1pm, 3:30pm, 6pm or 8:30pm. The fee for private party hayrides is $110.00 for up to 80 people. The fee includes tractor-drawn hayrides and a campfire at the hayride site. A picnic shelter or building is NOT included. However, on a limited basis, and with an additional fee, you can rent a nearby shelter or building. Hayride reservation packet may be printed off the St. Joseph County Park’s website or request by mail by calling 574/654-3155. Once you complete the hayride reservation packet, you may return it with payment in the mail to: S

Recipes, Etc.

Rice has many health benefits which include its ability to provide fast and instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood sugar levels, and slow down the aging process, while also providing an essential source of vitamin B1. These are just of the few benefits that rice provides. In this issue, I am sharing with you my special rice recipe. Special Rice Recipe 2 cups water 2 tsp salt 1 cup long grain rice (not instant) garlic salt 1/3 cups butter can of chicken broth parsley Boil water and salt; pour boiling water over rice. Leave set for 30 minutes. Rinse with cold water - drain. Melt butter, add rice and stir for about 5 minutes. Place in a 8 x 8 casser

New Troy Indoor Flea Market Returns

It’s that time of year again! Vendors are now being sought for the New Troy Indoor Flea Market, which will begin its season Saturday, October 14 and 21, and continue on the second and third Saturdays of every month through April, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Donald Heitsch, who is loved by vendors and visitors alike, will continue as director of the popular event. To register for a space, vendors should contact Donald at 773-803-9773. Each space includes a table and chair. A reduced rate is available for those who commit to the entire season. Plan on bringing the whole family for a day of fun and a really tasty lunch. The Market is always chock-full of treasures, including antiques, tools, craf

Frederick Dale John, 1926-2017

Frederick Dale “Fred” John, 90, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and former longtime resident of New Carlisle, Indiana, joined his Lord Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was born at home December 13, 1926 in Shelby County, Indiana to George and Geraldine Phares John. He was the oldest son and 3rd of 7 children. Fred was an educator and school administrator. He was the last principal of Rolling Prairie High School prior to the consolidation and creation of New Prairie. After consolidation, he became the principal of New Prairie Junior High for many years before taking the position of Superintendent of the La Porte County school system. Fred loved his work and the opportunity to interact daily

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