Eleanor Kecse, 1925-2017

Eleanor Kecse died November 13, 2017 in Franklin,Tennessee. “Ellie” was born in Chicago, Illinois May 25, 1925 to Alexander and Lydia Kecse, from Szentes, Hungary. She had 3 sisters, Margret Kienitz, Gizella Simon, and Rosie Sebert, all deceased. The family moved to Michigan City in 1930. Ellie was recognized as one of the first successful woman farmers, in the “Indiana Farmer” magazine in the 1940’s. She also grew tomatoes for Hunts Catsup Factory, and was a talented artist. Ellie painted watercolor paintings, which she sold at “Feeney’s Hometown Goods” in New Carlisle, Indiana, up until the time of her death. In memory of Ellie, please donate to the Michigan Humane Society and SPCA,722 In

Rocket football caps undefeated season

This team, the New Prairie Cougars Minor Rocket Football Team, traveled to Lucas Oil Stadium on November 5th, 2017 to participate in the inaugural Lucas Oil Red Zone Games. This event had teams from all over the Midwest in different age groups who competed in several 10 minute games in “the red zone” allowing each team to play both on offense and defense for at least two series. The New Prairie Cougars Rocket Football team was comprised of kids from 2nd grade to 5th grade. During the regular season here, they participated in the Lakeshore Rocket Football program playing teams from Southwest Michigan where they went undefeated. They also won all five games at the Red Zone Games making them t

Make a Difference Day

On Friday, October 27th, the entire student body of New Prairie Middle School spent a half-day observing Make-A-Difference Day with a variety of service projects. A portion of the students & staff worked in the school to make holiday decorations for residents of Millers Merry Manor and Hamilton Grove nursing homes while others created gift bags for pediatric patients at four local hospitals: La Porte, Saint Anthony, Memorial, and St. Joseph. The large majority of the students and their teachers went into the community raking leaves and doing general cleanup. Area sites include Rolling Prairie, New Carlisle, Hudson Lake, Oak Grove Cemetery, Rolling Prairie Cemetery, Hamilton Grove Cemetery, a

Recipes, Etc.

With Thanksgiving coming very soon, here are your traditional cranberries in a fluff! Cranberry Fluff 12 oz. fresh cranberries 3/4 c. sugar 8 oz. crushed pineapple, drained 1c. sliced red or green grapes 1c. chopped pecans or walnuts 1 c. small marshmallows or more if you desire 6 oz. cool whip or one pint whipped cream (whipped) 1. Chop cranberries in a food processor 2. Add sugar 3. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight 4. Add pineapple, grapes, and pecans or walnuts to cranberry mixture and mix together 5. Add small marshmallows to above mixture 6. Add cool whip or whipped cream and fold mixture together until thoroughly mixed 7. Serve immediately or cover and stor

Longest Night Service on Dec. 21

Christmas can be a painful time for some. It may be the first Christmas without a loved family member who has recently died; it may be a time that has always been difficult. The constant refrain on the radio and television, in shopping malls and churches, about the happiness of the season, about getting together with family and friends, reminds many people of what they have lost or have never had. The anguish of broken relationships, the insecurity of unemployment, the weariness of ill health, the pain of isolation - all these can make us feel very alone in the midst of the celebrating and spending. We need the space and time to acknowledge our sadness and concern; we need to know that we ar

Cougars win sectional, fall in regional

For the fifth time in program history, the New Prairie Cougars are Sectional Champions in football. On Friday, November 3, New Prairie routed South Bend St. Joseph, 42-7, to claim the Class 4A Sectional crown. Senior quarterback Nick Wilson once again led the Cougars with three rushing touchdowns, while sophomore running back Chase Ketterer scored two of his own. Chris Mays found the end zone in the fourth quarter for the final New Prairie score of the night. With their eleventh straight win of the season, the Cougars advanced to face undefeated Lowell in the Regional Championship on November 10. At The Inferno, the Red Devils struck first with a touchdown, but missed the extra point. New P

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