18th annual Delta Theta Tau Sorority Golf Scramble

Delta Theta Tau Sorority wants to give a huge thank you to all those that participated in our 18th Annual Golf Scramble. Whether it was sponsoring a hole, donating a raffle item or playing the Scramble, you helped us earn philanthropy dollars to help others in our community. Every year we give a scholarship to a New Prairie graduate, donate to the fire departments in New Carlisle and Kankakee Twp, the New Carlisle EMS, Community Food Pantry to name a few. Please mark your calendars for next year – June 13, 2020.

Hamilton Grove's Epp Hall to be demolished

As we near the end of New Carlisle Epp Hall’s standing on Hamilton Grove’s Campus, it is important that we share the story of how the board came to the incredibly difficult decision of demolishing this historic building. With almost 20 years of Epp Hall Task Force Committee contributions and efforts to utilize, integrate, and celebrate this landmark, all resources have unfortunately been exhausted in attempts to save the home. However difficult the decisions made may be, we want to take the time to share the background on the many attempts we made to revive this once thriving New Carlisle landmark. The history of Hamilton Grove campus goes back to the early years of the 20th Century when the

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St. Joseph County 4-H has a 10-Year Scholarship Recognition Program. There were four Olive Township 4-H members who achieved this goal. One of the 4-H 10-year members is Cheyanne Weiland. She is a graduate of New Prairie High and will be attending Indiana University South Bend this fall, majoring in nutrition. Her favorite part about being in 4-H was the feeling of always being included in the horse and pony projects. All of the hard work and hours of clean up and volunteering all came together during fair week. She will always have the memories and determination from her years in 4-H ... and for that she is very grateful. Here is Cheyanne’s favorite recipe. Breakfast Tofu Scramble 1⁄2 cup

Message from Olive Chapel

On April 19, 1775, our brave forefathers engaged in the Revolutionary War to give us freedom. Let’s take a moment to think about the courage these men had to have, since unlike us, they didn’t know how the war would end. They just knew they were tired of being taken advantage of by the king and they decided they would push back against the oppression. Truly this is a story of the little guy winning an apparent hopeless battle against the big guy. Though the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, the king didn’t agree with our Declaration until September 3, 1783 when the war officially ended. This means that the determination was there long before the vision was within reach.

Looking for the "Big Trees" of St. Joseph County

The St. Joseph County Parks are now accepting nominations for The Big Trees of St. Joseph County, a list of the largest of each of our native tree species. The response to this program has been outstanding in past years, but the program is continually seeking new nominations. Categories which have no current champion include American Beech, Shagbark Hickory and Sassafras. To nominate a tree, please pick up a nomination form at any of the St. Joseph County Parks, Rum Village Nature Center, St. Joseph County Soil and Water Conservation District Office or Purdue Extension of St. Joseph County. The deadline to submit nominations is September 1, 2019. Big Trees program coordinator, Amal Farrough,

Running Wild Fundraiser

A FUN-d raising run and family fun walk to benefit St. Joseph County Parks will be held at St. Patrick’s County Park on August 17, 2019. Registration begins at 8am; Run and Walk start at 9am. There will be a 5K chip-timed run on a trail course; and a 3K Wacky Nature Scavenger Hunt Walk for all ages! Dogs are allowed on 6-ft leash, for the walk only. The event is organized by the St. Joseph County Parks Foundation and St. Joseph County Parks. Proceeds will go towards park facilities, programs and bus transportation to the parks for school programs. There will be awards for the top 3 finishers in each age category, disposable chip timers, great door prizes, and t-shirts available for order wit

New Carlisle Lions Club

What and who are the Lions? Lions are a group of service minded men and women who are committed to improving their community. Lions are young people, families and Baby Boomers alike. To be a Lion is to be an active volunteer of a highly respected international organization, a leader in your community and a friend to those in need. Lions are ready to serve! Whenever Lions get together, problems are solved and communities improve, because Lions help where help is needed – in our community and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. Lions are one of the most effective service club organizations in the world. We get the job done! What have we done locally? The New Carli

Summer Kickoff Fun Becomes 10 Year Tradition!

When my oldest son was in second grade and my youngest was in kindergarten, they asked that I bring popsicles to school on the last day. Of course, I couldn’t exclude their friends in the other classes. The teachers returned the leftover popsicles, and we took them to the park to share with friends and random kids before they melted. At first, kids looked at me like it was a trick when they finished their popsicle, and I told them to eat more before they all melted. The kids said it was a great way to start summer break. They asked if we could take popsicles to the park again the following year. Just like that a tradition was born! When my youngest moved on to middle school, Sarah Walenga wa

New Prairie High School Second Semester Honor Roll

Principal’s Honor Roll Grade 12: Adnson, Isabelle Mae; Adnson, Olivia Renei; Bauer, Mia Grace; Bowen, Anthony Tyler; Boyd, Megan Elizabeth; Carmel, Lily Adele; Cotter, Maddox Dale Robert; Eggleston, Thomas Arthur; Grounds, Jared Michael; Gulotta, Rhett Jakob; Henning, Joseph James; Janko, Karen Theresa; Johnson, Grant McCoy; Kirkham, Emily Danielle; Kuczmanski, Isaac Raymond; Lenig, Luke James; Masterson, Katherine Ann; Metzger, Callie Rose; Mireles-Federico, Maleny; Moody, Sydney Claire; Naddaf, Sierra Kayla; Nelson, Hannah Glorianne; Novak, Erin Maria; Palmer, Alexandra Victoria; Papai, Lucas Floyd; Peters, Gabriele Payton; Rea, Ali Nicole; Rose, Dylan F; Rosplock, Makenna Scharlotte; Ryp

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Get a sunny pop of color with these terrific cheesecake bars! These bars will help you get your dessert bursting with flavor… Raspberry-Lemon Cheesecake Bars 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 cup plus 2 T. sugar, divided 6 T. butter, melted 3 cups raspberries, divided 1 T. each zest and juice from a lemon 4 pkg (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened 4 eggs Heat oven to 325 degrees. Line a 13 x 9-inch baking pan with foil extending over sides. Combine graham crackers, 2 T. sugar and melted butter, press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes. Reserve ½ cup raspberries and 1 tsp. lemon zest for later use. Beat cream cheese, lemon juice, remaining zest and remaining sugar (1 cup) in large

Message from Olive Chapel

With Father’s Day coming upon us, I wanted to focus my writing on fathers. This has been quite a task for me, since I am not a father, nor am I even a man. I don’t intimately know the struggles of a man, or the insecurities of a father. I don’t know how a father needs to be encouraged or what angle is most effective. Give me the task of speaking to a woman on Mother’s Day and I could find endless topics, but for men? I feel lost. I joke with my clients that to me, men are like Zebras. I can study them, I can learn about them, but I will never know what it is like to be one. This is my situation as I write to you today about fathers. As an woman who studies Zebras, I mean men, for a living t

What is The Dark Web?

According to some in the technology industry, criminals use the dark web to buy and sell stolen data. Identity thieves are a must stop with any Internet offerings. The top priority with all of this is forced compliance for Internet data protection, consumer protection, and business information protection. Internet Structures and Business Use Understanding a few areas of consideration with the surface web and the dark web makes it easier to know how to best protect your data. Search engines use links to index websites. The links help rank searches and the results of browser requests for information. The results of searches may be related to keywords, inbound links, and relevancy. Many consid

Junior Sailing Camp Registration Open

South Shore Nautical Foundation, in cooperation with the Michigan City Yacht Club, located at Washington Park Marina, is again offering opportunities for youth and adults to learn to sail. The Sailing Camp program for children ages 8 and older, is designed to teach the skills needed to sail and race. Classes are tailored to the age and ability of each student emphasizing the fun of sailing. Beginning sailors are encouraged to become comfortable on the water and under sail. Intermediate and Advanced students learn the finer points of boat handling and racing tactics. The program encourages young people to stay in the sport of sailing after their “dinghy days.” Students are instructed in Opti’

Open Class and Little Hands

It’s right around the corner! The St. Joseph County 4-H Fair will take place June 28 - July 6, 2019 and adults and preschoolers have the opportunity 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 exhibits in Little Hands can make anything. Some ideas 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 sculpture. Open Class for adults offers fourteen different categories for exhibit

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