AMERICAN LEGION POST 297 FLAG DISPOSAL

American Legion Post 297 held a flag disposal on Flag Day June 14th for unserviceable flags that were received for proper disposal. They were joined by Boy Scout Troop 664 for this ceremony held at the post. Thank you to the New Carlisle Fire Department for standing by at this event.

Saugana Piano Studio Recital

The Saugana Piano Studio held its 23rd recital at the 1st Christian Church in Rolling Prairie on Sunday, June 10, 2018. Solos and duets were performed by Gavin Crail, Emily Deutscher, Olivia Heeg, Jonny Kessinger, Alex Lenig, Olivia Obenchain, Caleb Rosa and Gideon Rosa. An “oldies” sing along also took place (High Noon, Ballad of the Green Beret, Yesterday, and Phantom of the Opera). Some of the solos were, First Piano Concerto by Tchaikovsky, Chopin Etude, and other Preludes. Some of the duets were, Two Guitars, and Rhapsody in Blue By George Gershwin. A former student, Gemma Pizarek, attending Valparaiso University for a degree in music therapy, played Dreaming By Amy Beach and also sa

Recipes, Etc.

With summer comes GRILLING outdoors! This is the best recipe for steak marinade ever – just a handful of ingredients, and you’ve got perfectly juicy, flavorful steaks. The Best Steak Marinade 1/2 cup Soy Sauce 2 T. olive oil 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp Season All (or any type of all-purpose seasoning salt) 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/4 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp garlic powder Put a gallon-sized ziplock bag in a bowl and add all the ingredients of the marinade to the bag. Seal the bag and shake the bag around a bit, as well as squish it around with your hands to mix all the ingredients. Add the steak and squish it all around again, until the marinade covers the steak. Allow to marinate

18th Annual Delta Theta Tau Sorority Golf Outing

The 18th Delta Theta Tau Sorority Golf Outing was played June 9, 2018 at Whispering Pines Golf Course in North Liberty, IN. Eighty-five golfers came out to support the annual scramble. Taking home the $200 prize for first place with a score of 15 under was the team of Steve Nagy, Randy Nickerson, John Colanese, and Steve Tolmen. The New Carlisle Fire Dept. Team AKA “Dimple Balls,” dressed as the Golfing Stooges and their “Lady” friend, once again won the best dressed team contest. These guys are always a good for a laugh. We can’t wait to see what they come up with next year. Proceeds from the outing help fund the sorority’s philanthropic work in the community. Delta Theta Tau supports sever

Cup Finals to be Broadcasted

For the first time in its 14 year history, games from The Wiffle®Ball Championship at Hometown Days will be broadcasted live online for a worldwide audience. Broadcastsport.net, the home of New Prairie High School football in the fall, will be at Migley Field for the Hometown Cup Finals on Sunday, July 29. The Cup Finals consist of two semi-final games and The Wiffle®Ball Championship Game. The action gets underway at 1:20pm ET. The final four of the Hometown Days tournament is known nationally as one of the most electric atmospheres in all of wiffleball. Hundreds of spectators flock to the friendly confines annually to see the four best teams in the entire sport. For those who can’t make

Davis, Dermody return to lead NP basketball programs

New Prairie United School Corporation is pleased to announce the hiring of Kris Davis as the next boys basketball coach at New Prairie High School. Coach Davis, a 1998 graduate of New Prairie High School, has most recently been the varsity assistant at Goshen High School where he was responsible for scouting, practice organization, and player development. Coach Davis is known for organization and attention to detail. Mr. Davis will be teaching social studies at New Prairie High School in the fall. New Prairie United School Corporation is also pleased to announce the hiring of Todd Dermody as the next girls basketball coach at New Prairie High School. Coach Dermody was a standout player at N

Blessing of Pets

For many people, pets are a great source of comfort and companionship. St. Francis of Assisi is known as the Patron Saint of Animals and the environment. On July 8th, the United Methodist Church of New Carlisle will celebrate worship outdoors with a service that will include blessing of pets. The whole community is invited to bring their lawn chairs and their pets. Pastor Kal conducted a similar service several years ago and has been requested to celebrate pets once again. All pets, large and small, are welcome. All that is asked is that the owner help provide a safe environment for pets of all types. Leashes and carriers are strongly encouraged. Water bowls will be provided as the weather i

Doris Gamble, 1928-2018

Mrs. Doris Mae Cutler Gamble, age 89, died on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at her daughter’s residence in Martin. Doris was the youngest daughter of ten children. She always said that by the time she arrived, her mother was tired of raising girls so Doris spent all her time with her dad doing work on the dairy farm in Wisconsin. Upon graduation from high school she followed in the career path of most of her sisters and became a teacher. Doris was a life-long educator beginning in Palmyra, Wisconsin where she met her future husband, Blaine Gamble, who was originally from Mishawaka, Indiana. They married on August 25, 1951 in Milladore, Wisconsin and moved to Indiana. After three years in Lakevill

Victor R.W. Keigley, 1924-2018

Victor R. W. Keigley, 93, began his exciting journey to heaven on June 20th, 2018. In the last weeks he was surrounded by his loving wife, Connie (married 67 years), and family that adored him at Primrose Retirement Community. Victor was born on November 6, 1924 the second of four children of R. W. and Mildred Keigley. Victor is preceded in death by his father, R. W., mother Mildred, older brother Lester and sister Betty and survived by his younger brother Ronnie and cousin Bill Hassinger. He leaves behind his wife Connie, Son Kevin with wife Tami, their 3 children Lisa (husband Michael Pecina their 4 children Jasmin, River, J.D. and Sayla), Kristen (husband Kevin O’Connor their 3 childre

Recipes, Etc.

With the great summer season upon us, we think of many fun activities, including picnics. Along with picnics, comes fried chicken. This different recipe is an exciting version for you to try. Pickle Juice and Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken 1 (16 oz) kosher dill pickles 1 cup buttermilk 2 tsp kosher salt, divided 1 tsp cayenne (optional) l large egg 1 large fryer Canola oil for frying 1 cup flour ½ cup cornmeal Freshly ground black pepper to taste Directions Drain 1 cup pickle juice from jar (reserve any remaining juice and pickles). Whisk together pickle juice, buttermilk, 1 tsp kosher salt, cayenne and egg. Pour into a large heavy-duty zip-top bag. Add chicken pieces. Se

The Busy Band Buzz: Marching Season

As most high school students are anxiously waiting for school to be out for the summer, band students are waiting anxiously like a child on Christmas Eve for marching band kick-off. The New Prairie Marching Cougars 2018-19 marching kick-off was May 17 in the high school auditorium. This event takes place every year to announce the details of the upcoming marching season. The most anticipated is the announcement of section leaders, band officers, and drum majors. Other exciting news revealed is the summer parade songs and the highly anticipated theme for the competitive show for the upcoming season. New rookie marchers are introduced to the program, both freshmen and eighth grade marchers.

Plan to Participate in St. Joseph County Open Class and Little Hands

It’s almost here! The St. Joseph County 4-H Fair is taking place June 29 - July 7, 2018 and Open Class and Little Hands provide opportunities for adults and preschoolers to exhibit at the fair. Open Class is for anyone age 18 and older and not eligible for 4-H. Little Hands is for preschool age children (ages 3-5) and not yet in Kindergarten. Participants do not have to live in St. Joseph County (IN). Children entering in Little Hands can make anything of their choosing. Some possible, but not inclusive, ideas for Little Hands include painting a picture, making a paper chain, taking a photo and put on a matte board or in a frame, making a simple bird feeder, or creating a dough or clay sculp

Historic New Carlisle is "Movin' On Up"

Well, Movin’ UP Town, that is! Historic New Carlisle is excited to announce that it has purchased the east side (the one-story, buffet side) of the Home Café building on Michigan St. After making the difficult decision to put the Old Republic up for sale, we embarked on the quest to find an appropriate building to house our office, local history museum and archives. One of the goals of moving from the Old Republic is to have increased street exposure and public access, thus increasing walk-in traffic. Other goals of the relocation are to rehabilitate one of the downtown commercial buildings, thus contributing to the vitalization of our commercial district, and to increase the museum/office/a

All-NIC Tennis Players

The 2018 New Prairie girls tennis Team finished tied for seventh with Mishawaka Marian in the 13-team Northern Indiana Conference. New Prairie’s no. 1 singles player Megan Boyd garnered enough votes to be on the second team singles All-Conference team. The New Prairie no. 1 doubles team of Ashleigh Suppinger and Sydney Moody also made second team All-Conference in Doubles. South Bend St. Joe had 6 players listed and Penn had 5. New Prairie had the next most with 3 players listed. New Prairie finished their season with a 12-8 record.

Rodgers celebrate 60th anniversary

James and Toby (Smith) Rodgers were married June 15th, 1958 at the Community Christian Church in New Carlisle. They were high school sweethearts. Jim is a retired farmer and angus cattle breeder and drove school bus for 40 years. Toby retired from the post office in New Carlisle. They have a daughter, Julie, and a son, Todd (deceased). They enjoy spending their winters in Mesa, Arizona for the Chicago Cubs spring training. They plan a special family dinner to celebrate.

Shirley R. Garoutte, 1933-2018

Shirley Ruth Garoutte, 85, of New Carlisle, IN passed away on Friday, June 1, 2018 in her home. She was born to the late Clinton and Gladys (Stinson) Heap on March 9, 1933 in Morris, IL, and has lived in New Carlisle, IN for 62 years, coming from Yorkville, IL. Along with her parents; she was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brandon Riemenschneider. Shirley retired in 1988 from Hamilton Grove in New Carlisle, IN, where she worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) and was the Director of Nursing for several years. On July 3, 1954, as Shirley Ruth Heap, she married Thomas James Garoutte. He passed away on November 18, 2009. Shirley is survived by three daughters, Patricia (Richard

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