Richard D. Nelson, 1946-2019

Richard D. Nelson, 72, of Braselton, Georgia passed away in his home July 23, 2019. He was born in South Bend on December 25, 1946 to the late Reva and Richard Nelson. A 1965 graduate of New Carlisle High School, he had served in the U.S. Army and retired as International Sales Manager of T-Drill Industries, Inc. after 25 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Josie, step-daughters Tracy(Kent) Hilton, Laura(Mark) Sagermann, and step-son, Thomas Anderson, all of Georgia. He was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Shelley Anderson. Four step-granddaughters, all of Georgia su

NP Ladies' Golf Outing Fundraiser

On July 20, the New Prairie High School Ladies’ Golf Team held its inaugural Golf Outing/Fund Raiser at the Birch Tree Golf Course in downtown New Carlisle. The ladies on the team served as workers for the event. Twenty-six golfers participated in winning over $500 in prizes donated by nine local merchants and parents. Eleven different hole sign sponsors also donated over $1,000. The total raised in the event which will provide equipment and apparel for the team was just over $2,300. Dr. Bruce Watson, second year coach of the Lady Cougars, was pleased with the turnout and the support of the community and parents. “The ladies, parents and community came together to make this a successful fun

American Legion SAL Inaugural Golf Outing

On August 10, the American Legion Post 297 SAL held their first annual golf outing at Birch Tree Golf Course in New Carlisle. The morning started at 8:00 am with 10 teams teeing off in a shotgun start to play 18 holes. Play was a best ball format, or scramble. Play finished about 12:30 followed by a great lunch provided by the Billy Goat Nine and Dine at Birch Tree. The winning team members were Phil Rafalski, Scott Rafalski, Dan Vermillion and Lea Rose. They finished the challenging 18 holes at 6 under par. There were prizes awarded for closest to the pin on hole #2, closest to the cooler on hole #3 and longest drive on hole #6 for both men and women. We have the date set for 2020 so ma

Class of 1957 Celebrates!

Four gals from the New Carlisle High School Class of 1957 celebrated their 80th birthdays in Canada. The Trans-Canadian rail trip through the Rockies (Calgary to Vancouver) was an adventure, and they look forward to many more! Edna Miller Kuk (IN), Nancy Manuszak Wilkeson (CA), Marilyn McMillan Bryant (FL), and AnnNita Ekstrom McDonald (IN)

New Prairie HOSA Has Success at International Competition

New Prairie United School Corporation HOSA (Future Health Professionals) has had a tremendous summer: Competition, fun, and volunteering - it's what we do! Competition At the HOSA International Leadership Conference (Orlando, FL), 30 members of our team competed against 11,000 other students from around the world. Many of our team members advanced to the final round of their event. The following students finished in the Top 10/Top Finalists and found themselves on stage in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Jaiden Winters and Avery Mougin- Health Career Display - 1st Middle School division; Ava Allen: Healthy Lifestyles - 3rd Middle School division; Petra Hemphill: Current Health Issues- Top F

Recipes, Etc.

Enjoy this great side dish using Vidalia Onion, which is very plentiful! Caramelized Vidalia Onion and Potato Gratin with Fresh Sage 2 T. olive oil 1 T. unsalted butter 3 Vidalia (or sweet variety) onion, peeled, halved and thinly sliced Salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 T. finely chopped fresh sage leaves 6 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced thinly 2 cups heavy cream Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat oil and butter in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add the 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 slightly. Make a layer of potato slices in a 10x10 2-inch casse

Message from Olive Chapel

In the book “The Gift of Therapy” by Irvin Yalom, he tells the story of a young lady heading off to college. She had a very tense relationship with her father, and he was the one driving her four hours away to campus. She was excited at the thought of this time alone with her father, with hopes they could have some healing conversation along the way. But her hopes were quickly dashed because soon after the trip started, he began to make comments about all of the trash in the stream that ran along the highway. The young lady took the comments personally and as a confirmation of the kind of man he is, since she didn’t see one piece of trash in the stream. In fact, she thought the view was be

Busy Band Buzz: Blue Debut

The 2019 New Prairie Marching Cougars Blue Debut will be Saturday, August 24 at Amzie Miller Field on the campus of New Prairie High School. The meal will start at 4:30 p.m. school time and the performance will begin at 6:00 p.m. school time. The cost is $5 per person for the meal. The Band Boosters will also have memorabilia and t-shirts for sale. We also plan to take orders for a newly designed NP Band shirt. Please join us and celebrate the “Sound of Cougar Pride” as we debut our pregame show, 2019 competitive show “Flux," and unveil our brand new marching band uniforms!

John F. "Jack" Curl, 1940-2019

John F. “Jack” Curl, 79, of New Carlisle, IN, passed away at 11:20 a.m. Sunday, June 30, 2019 in his home, following an illness. He was born on June 6, 1940 to the late Basil and Marjorie (Roberts) Curl in Kalamazoo, MI and was raised in South Bend, IN, before moving to New Carlisle, IN in 1961. Along with his parents; he was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki Widelski in 2009. Jack graduated in 1959 from Central High School in South Bend, IN. He retired from Unifrax in New Carlisle, IN, where he worked as an Electrician since 1974. On June 6, 1983 he married Ila M. (Wiltfong) Nickerson at the Community Church in New Carlisle, IN. Jack is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Ila M

8U Softball Finishes Undefeated

Dr. Huyvaert's Sluggers 8U New Prairie Little League softball team recently finished an undefeated season. The team went 13-0 in the regular season and then 3-0 to win the 2019 NPLL 8U Softball Invitational All-Star tournament for a 16-0 overall record.

The Busy Band Buzz: Blue Debut 2019

Once again, the New Prairie Marching Cougars will hold their Blue Debut event at Amzie Miller Field. This year’s debut performance will be Saturday August 24. This event will again start with a family and community picnic followed by the performance of the 2019 Marching Cougars. After the successful 2018 season ending at ISSMA State Semi-Finals, we are anticipating another record setting season. This year not only includes a debut of the 2019 competitive show, but also a look at the pregame show for football season, as well as our new uniforms and spirit wear t-shirt design. Yes, we will have our new uniforms for this fall season and are planning to unveil our new sharp look at the Blue De

New Addition to Bourissa Hills

Come to Bourissa Hills to see New Carlisle’s newest bridge. The recently completed bridge has been the vision of Roger Grove, Park Supervisor for nearly a year. Just enter the woods from Bourissa’s parking lot and follow the path to the bridge. There is still landscaping to be done but the construction is complete. Roger designed and constructed the bridge over the past couple of months along with some of the Town Employees. It will be the perfect site for family, prom or wedding photos. We thank Roger for sharing his talents to beautify our town. Bourissa Hills has a bike path, disc golf, tennis court, picnic tables, and in the near future, we will add a Story Trail through the woods an

Women Experience the Outdoors: Monarch Butterflies

On August 22 from 1:00-4:00pm at Bendix Woods County Park, discover all aspects of Monarch Butterflies through an indoor presentation, followed by a guided hike in the prairie. See live monarchs and learn about citizen science projects, including tagging. Light snacks will be served. Program fee is $12/person. Registration and payment are required by August 19. For more information, please call (574) 654-3155. Bendix Woods County Park is located on State Road 2, 8 miles west of the South Bend US 20/31 Bypass in New Carlisle. The main entrance to the park is on Timothy Road.

Running Wild at St. Patrick's County Park

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

From the NCPL Director's Desk

One of our 2019 service priorities is to “Expand access to library services outside of the library building.” Why? We understand that in our modern world, the library is more than just a building that people can come to, it is also a place that can go to people wherever they are. Think of this part of library services as your virtual library. You can access it anytime of the day or night, whether you are at home, on vacation, or on a business trip. For the last few years we’ve offered ebooks and digital audiobooks. You can download the Libby app on your mobile device and read or listen to library books wherever you are in the world. You’ve been able to access our Inspire database, which

Message from Olive Chapel

Have you ever found yourself in an ambiguous situation where you wanted to do the right thing, but you were unsure what that meant in the moment? A situation where any direction you chose could have an ideal outcome, or a disastrous outcome and you just didn’t know which it would be? Those are never fun situations to be in, especially when it is a relational situation. Recently, I was in that exact spot. I’m not sure what it is about me, but for some reason I want to befriend the bully. This is a weakness I have become very aware of, but it never ends well. Over the years as I have grown as a therapist, and as I have focused much of my career on relationships, I have become aware of this ten

Recipes, Etc.

We are focusing this week on the 10-year members in LaPorte County 4-H. One of the 10-year members is Jaden Horvath, who achieved this goal. Jaden is the daughter of Erica and Joel Horvath and is a graduate of LaPorte High School. She will be attending Purdue North West this fall and will major in Health Sciences. During her years in 4-H she acquired many life skills that will follow her in her future years. 4-H has given her the opportunity to meet and work with so many people. She was Supreme Champion in 2017 in dairy cattle and was involved with sheep, goats and rabbits, along with foods, fine arts, child development and photography. Jaden is sharing with us her favorite recipe. Doub

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