Ann Dougherty Wolfe, 1927-2018

Ann Dougherty Wolfe, 90, from New Carlisle, Indiana died peacefully on March 21, 2018 in her apartment at Hamilton Grove. She was born in Monroe, Louisiana on August 7, 1927. Her early years were spent in Poplar Bluff and Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin where she met Edwin John Carlson, Jr. They married in 1950 and raised 2 daughters on the shores of Lake Michigan in Indiana. Later Ann married Walter Wolfe and built a home in Rolling Prairie where they lived for years. During this time Ann enjoyed working at Watson’s Collectibles and at the New Carlisle newspaper, formerly called The Trail. Ann was elegant and always fashionably dressed. She was an

New Prairie Soloist Dances to the Top

New Prairie High School’s very own Mia Bauer, junior, competed her solo in the senior division on March 9, 2018 at the New Castle Field House at the IHSDTA State Dance Competition. Last year as a sophomore, Mia had qualified for the Semi-State competition as a soloist but was not selected to compete at the state level. This year, she had come back stronger than ever. She studied what the judges were looking for and hand selected her song for this year’s solo based on her research. She also worked with a choreographer that she had grown up dancing with; someone she truly trusted to create a work of art for her to display. Mia concluded with an undefeated regular season and was also selected

New Carlisle Business and Community Association

Years ago, the New Carlisle Businessman’s Association was formed to provide a networking group of the business owners in town. They met regularly to discuss a variety of topics and over the years, sponsored activities in town, including what now is called “Hometown Days.” As the make-up of the businesses changed, the Association also evolved to include all businesses and community organizations in the area and now represent the Greater New Carlisle area. The name change to New Carlisle Business and Community Association (NCBCA) better reflected the purpose of the organization, and membership includes all facets of the “business” community such as non-profit organizations, library, schools an

The Busy Band Buzz: Trivia Night

The New Prairie Band Boosters will host its second annual Trivia Night on March 24, 2018 at Monroe’s Crossing in the historic Blue Lantern Ballroom at Hudson Lake. Tables of ten are $100, or individual tickets are $10. Reserve a table, or walk-ins are also welcome. All proceeds will be used for the purchase of new marching band uniforms. Our uniforms are approximately sixteen years old, have been worn by many students, many times, and are a bit dated. Even if those were not good enough reasons to update our marching uniforms, we will soon not have enough uniforms to outfit our band. As our large, excited, enthusiastic, middle school band classes become Marching Cougars we will have more ban

Recipes, Etc.

With Easter almost upon us, I found an adorable appetizer for your Easter brunch. Easter Potato Nests (Makes 4 nests) Mix: 2 cups hash browns thawed S&P parsley green onions Mix above mixture and place l/2 cup in muffin pans that have been sprayed with Olive oil. Use a pastry brush to be sure that the entire muffin pan has been sprayed. Press down and over sides to symbolize the “nest.” If you have a small container, press the hash browns down in the muffin pan. After you have placed the hash brown mixture in the muffin pan, spray a little of the oil over the top. Place in hot oven 400 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown. (You can also use parchment paper cups) While “nes

Rolling Prairie High School Alumni Banquet

The Rolling Prairie High School Alumni Association will host their 124th consecutive annual Alumni Banquet on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The banquet will be at the VFW Hall at 4202 N 400 E (Byron Road) in Rolling Prairie. Doors will be open at 5:00 PM CDT and the dinner served at 6:00 PM CDT. Everyone who graduated from or even attended Rolling Prairie High School and has an interest in meeting with former classmates is encouraged to attend. Even though the school closed fifty years ago, there were over one hundred attendees last year. All will be given an opportunity to share stories and memories with the group. The classes to be honored this year will be the classes of 1948, 1958 and 1968. The

Book Review: Official Ted Guide to Public Speaking

Since taking over the TED organization in 2001, Chris Anderson has guided a team that has turned a small, annual, professional development conference into an international phenomenon dedicated to expanding human understanding on a wide variety of topics. Through sources such as the conferences themselves, TED Talks online at, and The Ted Radio Hour, a podcast created in association with NPR, the TED team spreads their message and mission, which is to share “ideas worth spreading.” TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking is a culmination piece which combines aspects of Anderson’s personal history with public speaking, his experience working with the speakers who grace the

New Prairie High-Lights

New Prairie senior signs with Bethel University Senior Shelby Lehman signed on with Bethel University in Tennessee for a bowling scholarship! Shelby has been a two-time individual sectional champion and was awarded the MVP for our conference this year. War Simulations in US History Class Mr. Schellinger’s US History class learned about the alliances of countries that contributed to the start of World War I by forming their own fictitious “country.” Each country was assigned points based on army, navy, and national morale. After making a flag and picking leaders and diplomats, the countries would then hold conferences with diplomats from the other countries to form alliances. After the meet

NCBCA March Meeting

Back row l-r: Bryan Zehr - Administrator, Miller’s Merry Manor, Sid Meyers - Sid’s Custom Lasering, Chris Marbach - Marbach-Palm, Inc., Mindie Colanese - Manager,1st Source Bank, Joyce Forbes - Hudson Township Trustee, Trudy Menke - Reframing Leadership, Stephanie Murphy - New Carlisle Library, Kim Vaundry- Edward Jones/Cornerstone Preschool, Brad Ellett - Hallmark Home Mortgage, and Bill McCoy - Admissions Director, Miller’s Merry Manor. Front Row l-r: Ken Carter - President, NC Town Council, Dan Vermillion - NC Town Council, Craig Langhofer-Edward Jones, Peg Adams - Adams Tax Service and Music Studio, and Sandy Raabe - New Carlisle United Methodist Church. The New Carlisle Business & C

New Prairie Kindergarten Round-Up Information

The New Prairie United School Corporation will be conducting their annual Kindergarten Round-Up. Your child must be five (5) years old on or before August 1, 2018 in order to enroll. If your child is going to turn 5 between August 2 and the 31st, he/she is eligible for the early entrance testing which must be completed by May 1. Contact your school’s administration office to make those arrangements. In order to be considered for this all-day program, you MUST register your child during Kindergarten Round-Up at your local school. Registration is held ALL DAY at the times, locations and dates listed below. You must also attend the informational meeting in the evening. Parents are asked to

The Busy Band Buzz: Results

As we continue through our busy competition season we can see that all of our kids’ hard work is paying off. In the first two weeks of show choir competition, our back-up band has been presented with best back-up band awards, as well as best brass, best woodwinds, best bass guitar, best rhythm guitars, and best keyboards at the competition on February 24. Our choirs are also doing well at competition receiving various awards at this competition as well. This is a good example of our entire music program, band and choir, working together to proudly represent our school. Congratulations and good luck for the rest of the season! Our Indoor Percussion group performed for the first time at P

Bendix Woods hosting Sugar Camp Days

Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle, Indiana, is hosting its annual Sugar Camp Days, Saturday and Sunday, March 17 and 18. Visitors can participate in guided tours through the sugar bush to see different methods of sap collection and watch as staff and volunteers cook the sap into syrup in the sugar house. Visitors can also see demonstrations of the traditional Native American method of sugar making and the pioneer method of cooking syrup in a cast iron kettle. The New Carlisle Lions Club is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Breakfast is from 8:00am to 1:00pm, with a fee of $8 for adults and $4 for children 6-11 years old. Children 5 and under eat for free. Th

Good News from New Prairie High School

New Prairie High School has been bustling with activities and student achievements. Here are some of the recent highlights: • On February 8th, 100 11th and 12th grade students earned the opportunity to travel to Chicago to attend A Midsummer Night’s Dream put on by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The students and teachers who attended the trip thoroughly enjoyed their time and hope to make it a yearly tradition. Thank you, Mr. Holmquest for arranging such a fun and enriching experience for our students! • NPHS collected $878.77 last week for Pennies for Patients (Leukemia and Lymphoma Society). Way to go NPHS students! • Housing and Interior Design students from New Prairie High School

Recipes, Etc.

With the Lenten season upon us, we try to find a meatless main dish or side dishes. Here is a mac and cheese rendition where the cheese melts into a rich, custardy sauce. Exciting Mac and Cheese 6 T. butter, plus extra for baking dish 1 pound elbow macaroni 3 - 12 oz. cans evaporated milk 1 T. dried mustard or Dijon mustard 2 T. red devil sauce or chili sauce (optional) 4 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese ½ lb. Velveeta or American cheese (cut into ½ inch cubes ½ cup heavy cream 1 egg, lightly beaten Kosher salt Fresh ground pepper 1 cup Panko bread crumbs Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly butter a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Cook pasta until al dente, 8 - 10 minutes. Drain int

Roxanne Carroll Hoffer

Roxanne Hoffer died unexpectedly in her home on January 16, 2018. She is survived by husband Rodney Hoffer. Both had come from New Carlisle but were living in Mississippi. Also surviving are her parents Mike and Minnie Carroll, a brother Scott Carroll in Michigan, and a sister Janet Carroll Fisher, Christopher of Mississippi. Brother Michael Carroll preceded her in death. She graduated in 1983 from New Prairie High School and attended St. Elizabeth Nursing School in Lafayette, Indiana, where she became a registered nurse.

Local News Briefs

Fire Territory temporarily extinguished New Carlisle will not be forming a fire territory for 2019. Following a public meeting on February 27, the Town Council has decided to not proceed with the proposal at this time. To be effective in 2019, a decision would have had to be made by the end of March. The issue will be re-visited next year. New Carlisle student on Manchester dean’s list A total of 421 students engaged in study at Manchester University are on the fall 2017 Dean’s List. The students achieved a 3.5 GPA or higher while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours of classes this fall. The following student from your area is on the list: Adam Burns, senior, accounting, New Carlisle,

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