Five Candidates Seek Three Spots on Town Council

Three seats on the five-person New Carlisle Town Council are up for election on Tuesday, November 5. The New Carlisle Business and Community Association recently sponsored a "Meet the Candidates" night where each candidate made their case to be one of the top three vote-getters on Election Day. Below is a summary of what each candidate outlined as their vision for the town: Lawrence W. Brown - Republican Larry Brown has been a resident of New Carlisle since 1989 and was a member of the New Carlisle Police Department for 20 years. Brown believes it is time for a more aggressive style of leadership from the town council. “We have a lot of things going on around us that our town elected offi

Efficiency and Effectiveness in Fire/EMS

The Hudson Township Annual Budget Meeting occurred last week and drew significant interest from a crowd of nearly 100 people. I presented a budget analysis of LaPorte County volunteer fire departments and revealed that the average spent for 2019 is $116,000. The recent proposal offered by Olive Township grows over three years to about $589k, resulting in the highest-cost fire department among LaPorte County townships. The next highest department (Kankakee) spends $290k for an area quadruple its size and more than four times its population. As a management expert, I study operations and measure their value-add based on two principal factors: effectiveness (doing the right things using the

Message from Olive Chapel

A few years back, I became fascinated with the battles that were fought in the Old Testament. What I began to see is that we can pull wisdom from those battles and apply them to our every day battles of life. One battle in particular we can learn from is the battle of Rephidim where Israel fought the Amalekites (found in Exodus 17). In this battle, Moses instructed Joshua to lead the Israel army in the battle, while Moses committed to hold up his staff until the battle was won. The staff was also called the staff of the Lord, and his posture was a traditional stance of prayer. In other words Moses would intercede in prayer holding the staff of the Lord during this battle. The account records

New Carlisle High School Class of 1954 Reunion

The New Carlisle High School Class of 1954 had their 65th reunion on August 17th at the Billy Goat Golf Course restaurant with 13 classmates and spouses present. The New Carlisle School fight song was sung, among other old stories told. Officers were: Marilyn and Don Coddens, Jeannine and Richard Horvath, and Alyce and Jay Bancer. Everyone had a good time, and the meal was superb. All are looking forward to our 67th in two more years.

Recipes, Etc.

Bittersweet chocolate is absolutely divine, but it’s the salt that makes these cookies extra addictive! Who Know's What Cookies 1 cup softened salted butter 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs 1 cup crushed Butterfingers 2 cups of broken salted pretzels 2 cups of bittersweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In mixer, cream the softened butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla extract, flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly mix in eggs until all ingredients are incorporated. Add the Butterfingers, pretzels and bittersweet chocolate. Drop tablespoon size portions onto cookie sheets lined with p

Good News from New Prairie High School

• In Mrs. Soos's Algebra I class, they are working hard to make math meaningful. Students work to create proportions to solve real world problems that arise in day to day life. • Quick checks for understanding to make sure concepts are being understood by students can be done through the use of sticky notes. • Mrs. Spoor’s class recently took a trip to the Illinois Holocaust Museum. Students were able to view artifacts and hear first hand accounts of Holocaust survivors who settled in the region post World War II. • After a few rounds of experimenting, Mrs. Weston's class successfully created a pumpkin camera. • Students in Mrs. Aerts Medical Interventions class have been busy researching co

La Porte County Finalists for Lilly Scholarship Announced

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 2020 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. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship Program has provided more than $4,000,000 in tuition and book stipends to LaPorte County students through this program. The 2020 scholarship finalists and their respective schools are: La Porte High School: Mya

Upcoming Hayrides at Bendix Woods County Park

Enjoy this colorful time of year with a FREE tractor-drawn hayride to kick off the Winter Family Passport to Play Program. The hayride is scheduled for Saturday, November 2 from 2 to 4 pm at Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle, IN. A campfire, s'mores and hot cocoa await you after the brisk ride. For more information on this and other winter partnered events visit the Family Passport to Play Facebook page. On Sunday, November 10, Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle will offer a unique hayride opportunity and a benefit for PetsConnect! The fee for this program is $4 per person, which includes a hot cocoa and s’more. We will also be collecting donations of a pet related item for Pets

Workshop Targets Bringing Solar to Farms

A solar energy education workshop will be held in New Carlisle with volunteers from Solarize Northern Indiana. The workshop will be held on Thursday, November 7 at 6 pm Eastern / 6 pm Central at the New Carlisle-Olive Township Public Library Activity Room at 408 Bray Street, New Carlisle, IN. The workshop is open to homeowners, farmers, businesses, churches, etc. in northern Indiana interested in installing solar panels or anyone who is curious about the recent growth in the adoption of solar energy. Guest speakers will include homeowners and farmers who have installed solar panels and the Michiana Area Council of Governments which has experience with solar energy installation. Solar instal

Good News from New Prairie High School

• Introduction to Housing and Interior Design is learning about home construction from their peers at the Building Trades job site. Wall construction, sub flooring, and a site tour along with lunch on site. Thank you Mr. Hite and the Trades crew! • The PE 1 kids, period 2, made adjustments as we moved our Ultimate Frisbee games indoors. Mud and wind chased us in. They stayed active, it was still a good day. • Students in Mr. Stone’s Advanced Plants and Soils class have been loading the greenhouse with cuttings. They are also planning, and will install the drip irrigation system. The FFA chapter is continuing their involvement with the American Rabbit Breeders Association. The chapter he

New Prairie Choirs Come Alive at Fall Sampler

New Prairie Choral Fall Sampler was held in the beautiful NEW auditorium. The public was able to park and walk right in! There is so much space including a balcony. The show started off with Mrs. Lori Kienitz directing all the choirs in the song “We Give You Music." The middle school students were then able to see the high school choirs perform by sitting in the balcony. This was a great opportunity for them to see what awaits them in coming years. Innovation (NPHS mixed show choir) performed Baba Yetu with Raul Palma singing the main solo. Baba Yetu is Swahili for “Our Father.” It was an amazing number. Sing Sensation (NPHS girls show choir) did a few fun numbers including “Sit Still,

Julie Michelle Yuhouse, 1966-2019

Julie Michelle Yuhouse, 52, of New Carlisle, IN., passed away on October 3, 2019, following a long battle with cancer. She was born October 26, 1966 in South Bend, IN., to Julius (Butch) and Patricia (Gordon) Yuhouse. Surviving are her husband, Chad Dyer of New Carlisle, IN., her son Brandon Wykoff and grandson Ethan Wykoff of Tulsa, Ok., her father and mother Butch and Pat Yuhouse of Hudson Lake and her sister, Jill Yuhouse of Bowling Green, KY. Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held later.

Message from Olive Chapel Church

What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? (James 4:1). For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” If you bite and devour each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other. (Galations 5:14-15) Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. (Colossians 3:12) These simple statements are key ingredients to healthy relationships. They seem pretty up front and to the point. Yet as a relationship therapist, I know how hard it can be for us to take these simple statements and apply them in

Recipes, Etc.

There is a slight chill in the air, so how about something warm and comforting like a bowl of soup? Here is a recipe where you can use up your veggies! Corny Chicken Soup 1 onion chopped Small bag of carrots, diced 2 T. butter or more 5 1/4 cups chicken broth 4 large potatoes, peeled and diced 3 cans cream style corn 9 oz bag of spinach, squeezed and dried 2 cups of shredded chicken ½ tsp pepper Sauté onion and carrots with butter until carrots are tender (5-6 minutes). Add potatoes and chicken broth - bring to a boil and cook 12 - 15 minutes until potatoes are cooked through. Add remaining ingredients and cook until well blended. Etc. – This is a great way of using up your lefto

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