State Tournament Set to Tip Off

Four hundred three (403) teams were drawn on Sunday and placed into brackets for the 108th Annual IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, February 27, and run through Saturday, March 3, with the regional round slated for March 10 and semi‐states on March 17. The four state championship games that make up the state finals will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Saturday, March 24. New Prairie (9-10) finds itself in one of the most challenging sectionals in the entire state and will be tested right off the bat. The Cougars open up with a first round match-up against Class 3A #

Student Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

New Prairie High School Athletic Department is proud to announce the following student athletes have signed national letters of intent: Bryce Bloode, Baseball, Trine University; Patrick Piesyk, Football, Wabash; Austin Weiland, Football, Anderson. New Prairie student athletes making Indiana Football Coaches Association Academic All State Honors: Patrick Piesyk, Max Mender, Austin Weiland, Daniel Flaherty.

Kay Schreiber, 1943-2018

South Bend- Kay Schreiber (Carol A. Keller), 74, passed away at home on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. Kay was born on March 2, 1943 in Chicago, IL to the late Rose M. (Komon) Kaufman. She was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Joe Keller. Surviving is husband, Albert G. Schreiber; daughter, Bobbie (Nick) Grondsma of Hudson Lake; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Chris) Leason, of Michigan City, Natasha (Will) Fulton of Hudson Lake and Nate (Nikki) Grondsma of Rolling Prairie; four great grandchildren, Kadin Leason, Dillon Leason, Noah Grondsma and Logan Grondsma. Kay was the owner and operator of Keller’s Pistol Range for 15 years before she retired. She was an accomplished knitter and an arti

George K. Myer, 1944-2018

George K. Myer, 73, of New Carlisle, Indiana passed suddenly at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, February 4, 2018 at his home. George was born August 18, 1944 in South Bend to Howard and Ethel (Ridenour) Myer. He had lived in New Carlisle for 52 years. George retired from NIPSCO after 34 years. On June 11, 1966, in the Epworth Memorial Methodist Church, he married Judy A. Hawn, who survives. George is also survived by his two sons, Russell (Debbie) Myer and Andrew (DeeDee) Myer both of New Carlisle, Indiana; two grandchildren, Lucy and Molly Myer; and special to his heart, D.J. and Caitlin Womack and Ashlyn and Kelseigh Kopinski. George was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ethel Myer; a

Fire Territory Meeting Set for February 27

A special work session of the New Carlisle Town Council has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 27 at 7:00pm EST. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the proposed fire territory. The meeting will be held at the New Carlisle Fire Station, 204 East Michigan Street. The meeting is the first of three planned hearings on the proposal. The other two meetings are scheduled for March 15 and March 29. For the fire territory to become effective in 2019, it would need to be adopted at the March 29 meeting. In a special meeting on January 24, the council voted 3-2 to explore establishing a fire territory with the intention that the subsequent meetings would provide more clarity on the pro

Spring Garden Show

The La Porte County Master Gardeners will be having a Spring Garden Show from 8:00am until 4:00pm CDT on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Michigan City High School. The cost of this event is $10.00 at the door and children under 12 are free. Visit our website at and purchase a discounted ticket for $8.00 after January 1st. Michigan City High School is located at 8466 West Pahs Road, Michigan City, IN, close to Exit 34 on I-94 at US 421. The keynote speaker, Carol Michel, will present two talks. The first will be, “A Perpetual Spring in the Garden, with Late Fall, Winter, and Early Spring Blooms” from 11:30am - 12:15pm. Her second talk, “The Twelve Secrets to Happin

Recipes, Etc.

I am sharing with our readers a cake recipe, which I am calling “Celebration Cream Cake.” With the Olympics now totally in the news, this cake can symbolize a celebration of all of Team USA’s wonderful athletes and their achievements these past weeks. Celebration Cream Cake 1 white cake mix 1 box (3.4 oz) instant white chocolate pudding 5 egg whites 1 cup sour cream 1/3 cup oil 1/2 cup milk 1 tsp almond extract Frosting 3 cups heavy cream 8 ounces cream cheese, softened 1 T. vanilla 1 cup powdered sugar 3 cups chopped strawberries, plus more berries for garnish Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 2 (9 inch) round cake pans. In a large bowl, combine cake ingredients.

New Prairie Teacher Receives Grant

New Prairie High School is pleased to announce that DuPont Pioneer donated $2000 toward the Curriculum for Agricultural Education as part of the DuPont Pioneer sponsorship program. “This scholarship will allow me to be further trained in the Curriculum for Agricultural Education. I will attend an institute this summer for Plant Science as we increase our course selection for our students” says Mark Stone, Agricultural Science teacher at New Prairie High School. Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants is given to communities where Pioneer sales representatives, DuPont Pioneer employees and custom

The Busy Band Buzz: Competition!

New Prairie Bands have entered full competition mode for the season. On February 3, many students traveled to Kankakee Valley Middle School for ISSMA District Solo and Ensemble Contest. New Prairie had students participating in forty-four events consisting of various solos and ensembles at both group one and group two levels. These are the two highest levels of competition requiring the best performance of the toughest music. Students are evaluated on tone quality, articulation, note accuracy, rhythmic accuracy, interpretation, dynamics, musicianship, and other performance factors such as poise, posture, and concert decorum. The group one level is the most difficult, with gold medal winner

Town Council Votes to Advance Fire Territory Proposal

In a special meeting on January 24, the New Carlisle Town Council voted to advance a plan to create a fire territory for the town and neighboring townships of Olive and Hudson. The council vote was 3-2. Members Aaron Rypma, Dan Vermillion, and Steve Vojtko voted in the affirmative, while Council President Ken Carter and Jordon Budreau voted against it. New Carlisle is currently protected by a volunteer fire department, which has served the community since 1880. The proposed fire territory would include a full-time paid staff. While there are many questions to be answered before the fire territory is actually created, officials have until the end of March to approve the proposal in order fo

Recipes, Etc.

With the terrible “flu” season upon us, homemade chicken soup is the greatest medicine. What better comfort food is there? Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Soup Broth: 3.0-3.5 lb whole chicken, rinsed and cleaned 2 carrots (cut into chunks) 2 celery ribs (cut into chunks) 2 onions, peeled and quartered 1 T. black peppercorns 2 bay leaves ¾ tsp dried thyme leaves ½ tsp dry rosemary ½ tsp dry sage 2 T. dry parsley water S&P Place whole chicken in slow cooker, along with other above ingredients. Add water but only to slightly cover chicken; otherwise, broth will be weak. Cover and cook on low heat 6-7 hours. Remove chicken and veggies with slotted spoon and strain broth. Optional:

Rolling Prairie High School Alumni Association Scholarship

The Rolling Prairie High School Alumni Association is offering scholarships to graduating seniors. Any high school senior who plans to attend college or a professional school next school year and has either a grandparent or great grandparent who graduated from the former Rolling Prairie High School is eligible to apply. The applications along with supporting documentation are due March 23, 2018. The applications can be downloaded from the New Prairie High School Guidance Department documents/scholarships page. For more information or to obtain an application by email or regular mail call Carmadeane Rose at 219-778-4114 or email

Lola Loy Lauver Rybicki, 1936-2018

Lola Loy Lauver Rybicki, 81, formerly of New Carlisle, passed away on January 19, 2018 following an illness during the last few months. Lola was born to Jim and Julia Kuhl Lauver on September 10, 1936 in South Bend, IN. From the 1st Grade through the 12th, Lola attended the former New Carlisle High School graduating in 1954 with her many friends. Lola married James L. Rybicki on August 24, 1957. They were married 61 years, living the last 32 years in Cape Coral, Florida. Her husband Jim survives along with their son Chris Rybicki, also of Cape Coral, granddaughter Annette Greenslade and great-granddaughter Alanna of Dallas, Texas. Grandson Alexander Rybicki and great-granddaughters Mya and

New Carlisle Library Announces Open Hours for Local History

Beginning Monday, February 5, you will no longer need to make an appointment to use the resources in the Local History Room of the New Carlisle Public Library. The Local History Room will be open from 9:00 am-1:00 pm on Monday and Friday, and from 4:00 pm-8 pm on Tuesday evenings. The room is located on the North end of the building near the inspiration fiction collection. Featuring the circulation desk from the original Carnegie New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library and Wi-Fi access necessary in a modern building, the room provides a well-lit, quiet space to work on any project. In the Local History Room, you can access the South Bend Tribunes from 1960-2001 on microfilm. You can flip

Cougars send two wrestlers to Semi State

Two New Prairie wrestlers will hit the mat this weekend at the East Chicago Semi State after advancing out of the Crown Point Regional. The top four place winners in each weight class at Semi State will advance to the State Finals. Brayden Ruiz finished third at 120 pounds and Grant Johnson finished fourth at 182 pounds to represent the Cougars. Ruiz and Johnson were among 11 New Prairie grapplers who advanced out of the LaPorte Sectional to the regional. SECTIONAL RESULTS Along with Leighton Rodriguez at 285 pounds, both Ruiz and Johnson finished second in their respective weight classes at the sectional competition. Other regional qualifiers were: Tristan Balmer (fourth place at 106 pou

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