Gentry Lane's early history

After my husband David retired from Hughes Aircraft Company in the Los Angeles area, we moved from our home in Sherman Oaks, CA to my hometown of New Carlisle, IN. For the next 12 years we lived on College Street two doors away from Olive Elementary School. Eric began the 6th Grade and Damon the 3rd Grade. Adjacent to the east side of the school was a gravel road called Gentry Lane named after Mildred Gentry, a dear longtime member of our community. At that time, her home was the only one back in the woods and could barely be seen unless you actually went back there. As the years went by, and Mildred had passed on to her heavenly home, the Town widened, paved, and added more streets to the a

The Busy Band Buzz

Practice, practice, practice, during the cold, dark days of January our New Prairie band students continue their hard work. With back-up band for show choir season, indoor percussion, 2 jazz groups, and solo and ensemble, it seems there is always some kind of practice whether it be before school, after school, or for a lot of students, both. When most of the world settles down after the holiday season, our band students enter a time of year that some would consider busy, and others would call absolutely crazy! With practices for all of the above mentioned bands in January, upcoming competitions in February and March, and a basketball game or two a week, it’s a wonder that our kids, their par

Delta Theta Tau to award $1,000 scholarship

Delta Theta Tau Sorority will award a $1,000 scholarship to a member of the New Prairie High School graduating class of 2018. The annual scholarship is just one of many philanthropic projects the sorority conducts to benefit the New Prairie area community. Among the other groups supported by the sorority are New Carlisle Fire, New Carlisle EMS, Caring Clothing Co-Op, New Carlisle Community Food Pantry, the Wesleyan Church’s Food for Kids back pack program, and the Library Summer Reading Program. The sorority also coordinates the local Holiday Food Drive, contributes to Miller’s Vets, the Pax Center, and the YWCA Women’s Shelter. Scholarship applications are available in the NPHS Guidance Cou

Recipes, Etc.

The Pyeong Chang 2018 Winter Olympics will take place February 9 - February 25, 2018 in the Republic of Korea. This is a major international multi-sport event with many countries represented, which is the reason we are going international with our recipe for you. Chicken Parisienne (Can either be prepared in a slow cooker or on the stove and baked) 6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves salt and pepper to taste paprika to taste 1/2 cup dry white wine 1 (10.75 oz) cream of mushroom soup 1 (4.5) ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained 1 cup sour cream 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Sprinkle chicken breasts lightly with salt, pepper, and paprika to taste. Place in slow cooker. In a mix

New entrance signs at Memorial Park

Have you noticed the new Memorial Park archway signs? The New Carlisle Park Board researched ideas for signage at the park last year and worked with Signcrafters of Osceola to erect these beautiful arches placed at both the east and west entrances of the park. Many people use our parks and identifying Memorial Park was one of our five year goals.

PARKING REGULATIONS TO ALLOW SNOW CLEARING

The Town of New Carlisle is urging residents to follow parking regulations on all town streets. The odd-even parking system is designed not only to allow for plows to clear snow, but also to allow emergency service vehicles to maneuver through narrow side streets. While the parking regulations are in effect year round to allow street sweeping in the summer, they are particularly important during the winter time. The town code reads: (A) Parking on all town streets shall be regulated from November 1 to April 1 each year within each 24-hour period, commencing at 8:00am November 1 as follows: (1) On every odd-numbered day of the month, automobiles and other motor vehicles shall be parked on t

Police provide drug drop box

In October 2016, the New Carlisle Police Department installed a prescription drug drop box in the hallway of the lower level of the town hall. The goal of the program is to encourage people to dispose of these items in a safe place. “It’s much better than throwing it in the trash or flushing it down the stool,” Police Chief and Director of Public Safety Jeff Roseboom said. Given the regulations and requirements to have a drop box, Roseboom notes it is a unique service for a town of New Carlisle’s size. You can drop off prescriptions, vitamins, sample medications, and even pet medications. While things like syringes, patches, and liquid medicines can not go into the drop box, you can turn tho

Earl G. Adnson, 1928-2018

Earl G. Adnson, 89, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 5:07 a.m. Thursday, January 11, 2018, in Hospice House. Earl was born on April 1, 1928 in LaPorte County to Earl Leroy and Georgiana (Fritzen) Adnson. He retired in May 1988 from the O’Brien Paint and Varnish Company in South Bend, Indiana. On August 16, 1947 he married Betty J. Wagner, who preceded him in death on February 18, 2012. Earl is survived by his daughter, Debbie Hilberg of Michigan City, Indiana; his son, Mark L. (Debra) Adnson of New Carlisle, Indiana; three grandchildren, Adam (Amanda) Hilberg, Staci (Brandon) Gadacz, and Michael (Jessica) Adnson; seven great-grandchildren, Lola, Mason, Zoe, Max, Jonathan, Carter, and

IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament begins Jan. 30

The opening week’s pairings were announced on Sunday afternoon for the 43rd Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Fever and Indiana Pacers. Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, Jan. 30, and run through Saturday, Feb. 3, with the regional round slated for Feb. 10 and semi‐states on Feb. 17. The four state championship games that make up the state finals will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 24. South Bend St. Joseph, last year’s Class 3A champion, has moved up to Class 4A for the next two seasons. New Prairie (3-15) faces conference foe Mishawaka Marian (15-4) in the first round. The Cougars and Knights squared off Monday, J

Gina Russi retires from Dr. Hannon's office

After 13 years, Gina Clark Russi will be taking her charm and abilities to retirement where she will be able to enjoy her two granddaughters more often. Gina’s co-workers and medical assistants, pictured above for her going-away party, will have to carry on without her very good help. From left are Dr. Laura Hannon, Sharon Liedtky, Gina, Sheila Hardt, Wendy Dutcher, Hollie Tuttle, Michelle Tidwell, and Jana Bradley. Medical assistant Adriana Guido was absent this day. Gina’s kind assistance will be missed for sure. We wish her many good years enjoying all she wants to do.

2018 TCU Bi-County Tournament Preview

The New Prairie basketball programs will be in action next week in the 53rd annual Bi-County Tournament, sponsored by Teachers Credit Union. Despite the name, the event features eight schools from four counties. Junior varsity and varsity teams from both boys and girls programs compete. Varsity action gets underway on Tuesday, January 16, with first round girl/boy doubleheaders at four different sites. The New Prairie varsity teams open at home against John Glenn for the second straight year. Tip off for the girls game is scheduled for 6:30pm EST. The boys game will follow around 8:00pm EST. Consolation and semifinal rounds will then be played at LaVille High School on Thursday for the g

Recipes, Etc.

With the ensuing championship football games coming around soon, such as the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia on January 8 and the ever-popular Super Bowl on February 4, let’s think of some simple things to serve in a different fashion. First of all, how about a large taco salad being arranged on a large cutting board or a large platter by using two heads of iceberg lettuce, cored, quartered and shredded l/4 to l/2 inch thick Take one white onion, chopped or a bunch of green onions, chopped up and three or four vine plum tomatoes, seeded and diced. Mix and toss into the iceberg lettuce and set aside. In a bowl, combine a dressing of your own

Caring Clothing Co-op hosting open house

In 2014, Crystal Lewis and her husband Michael found out from their children that some of their classmates were coming to school without boots, hats or gloves. After some research, they discovered that children in other schools were in need as well. To help out, they began sending the clothes their children had outgrown. Soon, Crystal was collecting clothes from family and friends, which eventually led to more donations from the community. With so many clothes, the Lewis family held a giveaway before school started in 2015. People were able to come and pick out whatever they needed for free without any judgment. Some patrons even brought clothes to exchange. Since then, several more givea

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