Public Information Meeting to be Held Regarding Proposed Safety Improvements for Cougar Road in New

LaPORTE COUNTY – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that a public information meeting will be held 6 p.m. (CST) Thursday, July 25, in the New Prairie Middle School cafeteria, 5325 N. Cougar Road, New Carlisle, IN, 46552. The topic will be proposed safety improvements for Cougar Road (CR N. 700 E.), a collaborative project between INDOT and LaPorte County. Representatives from INDOT, LaPorte County, the New Prairie United School Corporation and the LaPorte County Sheriff’s Office will be on hand to discuss the project and to answer questions from the public. There will be an informal open house where the public can interact with members of the project team both before

Summer flying by, Hometown Days on deck

As the buzz from the Independence Day celebrations of last week wears off, New Carlisle residents know that the real party comes at the end of July. So in case you didn't quite get your parade and fireworks fix, Hometown Days will offer that and much more! Now in its 15th year, the festival promises to provide a weekend full of family-friendly summer fun from Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28. Memorial Park opens at 3:00pm ET on Friday afternoon with arts, crafts, and a variety of food vendors setting up shop for the entire weekend. Inflatable attractions, carnival games, and a speed pitch booth will give the kids plenty of activities to do over the three days. Friday evening will fea

Help "Fill The Carts" at Hometown Days Parade

Look for the United Methodist Church of New Carlisle in the Hometown Days Parade, Saturday July 27th at noon. We will be pushing shopping carts donated to us from Groceries by Joe. This year we are collecting nonperishable items for our local food pantry and school supplies for our three local elementary schools and the Caring Clothing Co-Op. We are trying to fill 24 book bags with school supplies and with the help of the schools and the co-op to distribute to those in need. If you would like, the items can be brought directly to the church. Your donations will be greatly appreciated. Remember God loves a cheerful giver. Be Blessed and Be a Blessing.

Women Experience the Outdoors: Butterfly House Trip

Get up close and personal with butterflies! Join park staff for a trip to the unique outdoor butterfly house at Sarett Nature Center (north of Benton Harbor, MI) to view displays of native butterflies and blooming nectar plants. The trip will be held on Wednesday, July 17th at 11am and will depart from St. Patrick’s County Park in the Red Barn parking lot. Bring a sack lunch to have a picnic next to the butterfly house. We’ll learn about butterflies and moths from a Sarett Naturalist and have plenty of time to view the amazing display of color. Don’t forget your camera! We will return to St. Patrick’s at approximately 4pm. A rain date is scheduled for July 24. Fee is $10/person and includes

Norma R. Ness, 1931-2019

Norma R. Ness, 87, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019 at Hamilton Communities, Inc. in New Carlisle, Indiana. She was born June 30, 1931 in Kingsbury, Indiana, the daughter of George Fowler and Mildred (Barney) Fowler. Norma retired from La Porte Bank and Trust in 1994 after working 36 years. She went on to work at Houston Pro Hardware from 1997-2008. She was a member of the New Carlisle United Methodist Church. Norma loved camping and spending time with her family. She used to look forward every year to watching the Flyover at the start of the 4th of July and other parades. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Hamilton Communities for all their

Recipes, Etc.

If you have lots of leftover hamburger or hot dog buns after a summer barbecue or outing, here are some ideas where you can use these leftovers. Cheesy Buns 4 oz cream cheese, softened 1 T. mayo 1⁄2 (1 oz) packet of ranch dressing mix 1⁄2 cup shredded cheddar cheese 6 leftover hot dog or hamburger buns, split Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix very well cream cheese, mayo, dry dressing mix and cheddar cheese and set aside. Separate rolls in half and place cut side up on baking sheet. Spread cheese mix evenly over buns. Bake 10-15 minutes or until topping is golden and edges of rolls and crispy. Etc. — Leftover buns can also be used for "homemade bun crumbs." Toss leftover buns with little

Message from Olive Chapel

I have heard many people reject the idea that there is a God on the simple basis that they cannot believe that a loving God would allow tragedy to strike. “If there is a God, why are there children starving all over the world?” “If there is a God, why did my mother die of cancer even though we prayed and prayed for healing?” “If there is a God why do bad things happen to good people?” These are good questions, but have little to do with God, and everything to do with mankind. God created this world to be perfect, and He created it with no evil, no death, and no sickness. He created a place for humans to enjoy, and He created us to have a very close relationship with Himself. The most importa

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