Journey to Bethlehem... in Rolling Prairie!

In collaboration with the Rolling Prairie Christian Church, the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church will present the third annual interactive Journey to Bethlehem on Saturday, December 1 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm CST. Visitors will be transported by horse-drawn wagons through the town of Rolling Prairie to various scenes depicting the night Jesus was born. ' The horse-drawn wagon ride begins at the Christian Church at 5:00pm and will end at the reconstructed Town of Bethlehem, located on Depot Street between Mechanic and Michigan Streets, to visit several shops of Jesus’ time. Breakfast with Santa Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church will be hosting a special guest from the North Pole on

Recipes, Etc.

This special and easy recipe of bon-bons can be given out as gifts or served at family gatherings… or, cookie swap treat. Mrs. Claus’ Chocolate Bon-Bons 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 6 oz pkg powdered sugar 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1cup ground walnuts (optional) 1 cup margarine, softened 1 ½ cup creamy peanut butter 12 oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 T. shortening In a large bowl, combine cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and coconut. Add margarine and peanut butter; and ground walnuts (if you choose to use in this recipe) mix well. Roll mixture into walnut-size balls. Place balls on wax paper; refrigerate until ready to dip in chocolate. Melt chocolate chips with shortening in the to

The Busy Band Buzz: Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

As marching season has come to an end for New Prairie Bands, life goes on. On November 17 and 18, six New Prairie students participated in the Indiana Bandmasters Association (IBA) honor band weekend at Plymouth High School. The students participating were Hanna Nelson (French horn), Brent Newcomb (alto saxophone), Lily Carmel (clarinet), Ella Jasnieski (clarinet), Joel Kelley (trombone), and Melissa Humbarger (trumpet). The honor band weekend involved long rehearsals all day Saturday, concluding with a concert on Sunday evening. While these students were working hard in Plymouth, others for the band were participating in the fall musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Some

NP Ironmen Present Blankets to Veterans

The New Prairie Ironmen 11U travel baseball team recently completed their annual community service project. Along with their families, the boys made red, white, and blue blankets which they then delivered to veterans at Hamilton Grove and Miller’s Merry Manor. (Photo submitted by Shannon Robinson)

Bear Tolmen Inducted into Fraternity Hall of Fame

On Saturday, October 20, 2018, at the Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Indiana, Harry “Bear” Tolmen was posthumously inducted into the Indiana Gamma Chapter of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity Hall of Fame. Bill Doba gave the introduction describing Harry as the definition of a true friend. Harry’s wife, Pat, accepted the plaque and gave the response. Also in attendance were Jud, Althea, and Lillian Tolmen and Bob and Carolyn Palm.

Busy Fall for New Prairie Agriculture/FFA

The New Prairie High School Agriculture/FFA has had a very busy fall. In the classroom, students discovered the wide variety of careers available in the agricultural industry and studied the application of biology to the science of agriculture through labs and a project focused curriculum. The classes are in the middle of a lab heavy quarter, with Animal Science and Plants and Soils studying cell respiration and the Intro class working on the water cycle. The classes were also visited by three of the Indiana State FFA officers, Cheyanne Deno – State Reporter, Brittany Gonzales - State Secretary and Jarrett Bailey – State Sentinel. The FFA chapter held or attended a few events beginning wi

Local Softball Star Participates in Junior All-American Games

NAPERVILLE, IL – Game Day USA is pleased to announce that Kylie Zakrzewski from New Carlislie, IN was selected to participate in the Junior All-American Games at Miss Sarasota Softball Complex in Sarasota, Florida – November 23-25, 2018. The event featured top softball athletes of various ages from 32 different states. Game Day USA, the organizer of the event, is a sports event management firm based in Naperville, IL that operates over 250 baseball and softball events annually. Kylie Zakrzewski plays for the Legends Lynx Fastpitch, coached by Nicole Zakrzewski and Guy Thornsberry. The Junior All-American Games weekend included an opening ceremony, game competition, instruction, a skills sh

Donna R. Zigler, 1932-2018

Donna R. Zigler, 86, of Jackson, Michigan, formerly of New Carlisle, Indiana passed away at 8:05 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018, in the Henry Ford Allegiance Hospice House, Jackson, Michigan. Donna was born on May 5, 1932 in Corydon, Indiana to Claude and Sylvia (O’Donald) Turley and moved to New Carlisle in 1955. She retired from the New Prairie United School Corporation. Donna had been a Physical Education Teacher during the 1950’s and was also a Teacher’s Aide and Elementary School Teacher. On June 17, 1956, in the New Carlisle Community Church, she married J. Robert Zigler, who preceded her in death on May 29, 2008. She was also preceded in death by her sister Jean Cannon. Donna is surv

Recipes, Etc.

How about substituting the usual mashed potatoes at your Thanksgiving dinner with this terrific potato gratin dish, which is comprised of caramelized onion and fresh sage! Thanksgiving Potato Gratin 2 T. olive oil 1 T. unsalted butter 3 Vidalia or sweet onion, thinly sliced S & P 3 T. finely chopped fresh sage leaves 6 large Idaho potatoes, sliced thin 2 cups heavy cream Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat oil and butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Add the sliced onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook until caramelized, about 15 - 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the sage. Let cool. Make a layer of potato slices in a 10 x 10 by 2-inch casserole, season t

Stuff a Stocking for a Local Hero

Send our troops and local veterans a little taste of home for the holidays. Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center is proud to be one of more than 800 exclusive Veterans and Family Memorial Care funeral home providers across America participating in the 11th annual VFMC Christmas Stocking for Soldiers and Veterans Initiative. From now through December 1st, please stop in to the funeral home and pick-up a free Christmas stocking to take home, decorate and stuff with Christmas cheer. You will receive a list of recommended items along with the free stocking. Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center will deliver the stockings at their expense, to the Chicago USO, who will ship them to troops a

La Porte County Lilly Scholarship Finalists

Unity Foundation of La Porte County congratulates ten local high school seniors as La Porte County finalists for the prestigious Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship. Two students from La Porte County will be selected as 2019 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars, to receive a full-tuition scholarship to be used to pursue a baccalaureate degree at any accredited public or private Indiana college or university and an annual $900 book stipend. To date, The Lilly Endowment has provided more than 4,400 scholarships and $375M in tuition and book stipends to Indiana communities through this program. The 2019 scholarship finalists and their respective schools are: La Porte High School: Jocelyn Cole

New Prairie Middle School A/B Honor Roll First Quarter

Grade 8: Andrysiak, Nathan Tanner; Avila, Israel; Baker, Alexa Louise; Baltes, Ilayna Michele; Barnhill, Megan Kristine; Barrett, Victoria Marie; Bartley-Beckles, Vanessa Rose; Bartoszewicz, Dustin Michael; Bernacchi, Maxon W; Blanchard, Austin James; Bloom, Lauren Elizabeth; Bowen, Autumn Rae; Brasseur, Beau Hunter; Buss, Shauna Marguerite; Carney, Olivia; Collins, Makayla Lynn; Curl, Peyton David; Dawson, Hailey Madison; Fitzgerald, Tessa Marie; Fleming, Josephine Paige; Gadacz, Gretchen Sophie; Gayton, Karli Reye; Gil, Andy; Gondocs, Dillon Alexander; Gonzalez, Gavin Daniel; Gray, Ayden Matthew; Gumm, Riley Elizabeth; Hannewyk, Emma Rose; Hernandez, Victor Alexander; Hixon, Ethan Ryne; Ho

Busy Band Buzz: Semi-State Competition

The New Prairie Marching Cougars finished their season proudly performing their show “Breathe” on the football field at Pike High School’s stadium for the ISSMA Semi-State Competition. Although not receiving a score high enough to continue on to the finals, the Marching Cougars once again proudly represented our school and community. Merely making it to Semi-State was quite an accomplishment for our young, building program. Not only are the schools competing with New Prairie considerably larger, but the bands are also much bigger. Some schools competing in open class ‘B’ include: Plymouth, Elkhart Memorial, Elkhart Central, Northridge, Munster, New Palestine, Pendleton Heights, Greenwood,

2018 Local Election Results

On November 6, voters selected several officials for community offices. Winners of contested races are listed in bold. New Carlisle Town Council Marcy Kauffman (D) 39.3%, 375 Samantha Rush (R) 21.4%, 204 Daniel J. Caruso Sr (D) 19.7%, 188 Aaron J. Rypma (R) 19.6%, 187 Olive Twp. Trustee Will Miller (R) 100%, 1,210 Galena Twp. Trustee Edward Hynek (D) 100%, 604 Hudson Twp. Trustee Thomas M Euler (R) 65.1%, 443 Joyce E. Forbes (D) 34.9%, 237 Kankakee Twp. Trustee Steve Lestinsky, Jr. (R) 100%, 1,355 Wills Twp. Trustee M. Joan Cuson (D) 100%, 590 Olive Twp. Board Carol Hesch (D) 53.1%, 726 Tom Keen (D) 46.9%, 640 Galena Twp. Board Kim Sauers (D) 38.0%, 464 Thomas Conway (D) 31.9%

Letter from outgoing Trustee

Hudson Lake Constituents, It has been my honor to serve as your Township Trustee for the past eight years and I thank everyone who voted for me. The position of Trustee is an important one, it is the “first-step” resource for residents. Over the past eight years, I have worked to ensure the residents of Hudson Township have been provided with the assistance they need. As Mr. Euler takes on the responsibilities of the office of Trustee in January, I wish him well. My sincere thanks to my Board Members for their dedication to the residents of Hudson Township – Jack DeGroote, Michele Rizzo, and Diane Richardson. Special thanks to Steve Chizar, who has worked tirelessly to maintain our equipme

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