Historic New Carlisle, Inc. Looks to Open Museum This Spring

You’ve probably seen the transformation by now of Historic New Carlisle’s future home located at 112 E. Michigan Street. What a wonderful surprise to uncover the original cast iron columns, the brick and ornate metal cornice. Not the most fun to cut in and paint the cornice, but well worth it! There were no windows and doors when we uncovered the facade, so we had to design a new storefront that would mimic the original, but yet last for many, many years. We began the work just over a year ago having our first volunteer work day doing demo and clean-up on February 3, 2019. Since then, the building has undergone a complete renovation as we worked to remove layers of carpet and tile to uncover

Bendix Woods to host "Maple Syrup by Moonlight"

On Friday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m., Bendix Woods County Park will host Maple Syrup by Moonlight, a program designed to educate participants about making maple syrup. Participants will meet at the Glenn Bauer Shelter, where a guide will meet them to take a twilight stroll through the sugar bush, teach them how to tap a tree by lantern light and then tour the sugar house to watch maple syrup being made (weather permitting). The program will conclude indoors with a hot beverage and a dessert made with pure maple syrup. Registration and payment of $5.00/person are required by March 2. To register or for more information, call 574/654-3155. The main entrance for Bendix Woods County Park is located o

Good News from New Prairie High School

• After three league meets, Mr. Hobart’s three New Prairie FIRST Lego League teams traveled to the South Bend Success Academy on Saturday, February 1, 2020, with the hopes of competing well enough to qualify for the IndianaFIRST semi-state event. Twenty-four area teams were in attendance including teams from Penn High School, Mishawaka High School, and other non-school based groups. FTC teams 4368 Ruh Roh Raggy, 5300 The Dirty Dozen, and 15584 The Nut Wizards each played five matches of a game called Skystone in which the main objective is to stack oversized plastic bricks as tall as possible. At the end of the day, team 4368 was ranked high enough to end up as the #3 alliance captain. Af

New Professional Flight Simulator at La Porte Municipal Airport Teaches Students About Aviation

The LaPorte Municipal Airport recently took possession of a $33,000 FAA certified Fly Elite PI-1000 Professional flight simulator, which was purchased by Arconic Foundation in order to promote aviation STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education to area students. Students can now experience flying an airplane without ever leaving the ground. Area schools, scouting groups, and other youth organizations are encouraged to participate in lessons about aviation and using the simulator. The simulator lessons will also be part of the airport’s summer Aviation Camp, which is open to students in 6th – 12th grades. This year, camp will be held June 15 – 19, and includes classes, speakers,

Community Briefs

Cabin Fever Party The American Legion Post 297 will be hosting their Cabin Fever fundraising event on March 14, 2020 at the post in New Carlisle, IN. The public is invited! Doors will open at 3:00pm EST. Food will be available for purchase starting at 5:00pm. PT & The Cruisers will be playing great tunes from 7 to 10:00pm. Wear your dancing shoes! We will also be offering tip boards, 50/50 raffle, piggy raffle and a cash raffle. Tickets for the cash raffle are $2 each and are available from any SAL member. Tickets will also be available at the event. First prize is $500, second prize is $200 and third prize is $100. Winners will be drawn at 8:00pm. Winners need not be present to win . Delt

Message from Olive Chapel

We live in a society that truly has a hard time slowing down. How many of us will eat our dinner while sitting in front of the television, and consecutively scrolling through Facebook? We jump from work to after school sports for our kids, to meetings, or other obligations. Rest isn’t even an option in the weekend but rather spent doing household chores and obligations. We may go weeks or months at this pace without one moment to slow down and reflect on anything, let alone the goodness of God. From my observations our busy-ness has contributed to a very emotionally sick, relationally disconnected, exhausted culture. The fourth commandment says that we are to remember the Sabbath and keep it

Recipes, Etc.

This terrific and simple recipe idea for these cold winter months is one of those comfort foods that never goes out of style... It is quick to make, inexpensive and far better than the Salisbury steak dinners found in your local freezer section of the grocery stores. Comforting Salisbury Steak with Mushrooms 1 1/4 lb. Ground beef (90% lean) 1 large onion 1/3 cup Panko bread crumbs 1 egg beaten 1 tsp salt 1⁄2 tsp black pepper 2 tbsp ketchup 2 tbsp Dijon mustard 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 2 cups low-sodium beef broth 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2 Tbsp cornstarch 2 Tbsp water Halve onion vertically, then thinly slice. Finely chop enough onion slices to measure 1/4 cup, then gently comb

Sugar Maple Tapping Scheduled for Bendix Woods

Maple sugaring activities are scheduled to begin at Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle, Indiana on Saturday, February 15. Trees will be tapped for the upcoming sugaring season. The public is invited to join park staff and volunteers to help drill holes in the trees and install the tubing system which allows the trees’ sap to flow directly to the sugar house. Volunteers will also clean sap storage tanks, split and stack firewood, and clean the sugar house. Tapping activities will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the Sauk Trail Shelter. Participants are welcome to bring a cordless power drill. The park will provide tapping bits, additional drills and other tools. Participants should arrive no late

Don't Be Asleep at the Switch

In the past few years, the St. Joseph County non-elected officials and their elected enablers have pushed their megaplex industrial expansion on us, basically because most of us were asleep at the switch. This megaplex is the Indiana Enterprise Center (IEC) in Olive Township. Thanks to a few very dedicated volunteers, the tide seems to be turning. But it is far from a done deal and only public pressure from all of those opposed to the expansion and the wasteful use of TIF funds can rein it in. Last year’s $797,000 purchase of the 21 acres at the southeast corner of Indiana Highway 2 and Willow Road, last month’s $413,500 purchase of the former trailer park on US 20, and the pending purchas

The Time Is Now

For some time now, I've attempted to attend as many of the various meetings being held locally, regarding the Indiana Enterprise Center (IEC) and its push towards industrialization...as many as I possibly can. No mean feat, considering inconvenient scheduling times and the daunting number of them. So I'm aware of how 'weighty' a request for participation in this protest process can feel...but Change Is Coming Our Way. Period. End of Sentence. The pivotal question is - Do you want to steer the coming changes in a more positive and life-enhancing direction than the destructive one that our County Development interests foresee for us? Or do you prefer to remain on the sidelines and have those m

Good News from New Prairie High School

• The agriculture program at the high school is moving forward. The greenhouse has been loaded with cuttings and a plant sale is being planned. The Advanced Life Science – Plants and Soils class has done all of the work to get the greenhouse up and running. The animal science class is working on the body systems involved in fight or flight reaction and the Intro to Agriculture, Foods and Natural Resources class just finished doing water quality tests on local lake and stream waters. • On January 28th, New Prairie High School Seniors were able to get up close and personal with a production of Shakespeare’s A Comedy of Errors at the Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier. This is the

Rolling Prairie Alumni Association Scholarship

The Rolling Prairie High School Alumni Association is offering a scholarship to a qualifying graduating senior. Any high school senior who plans to attend college or a professional school next year and has either a grandparent or great grandparent who graduated from the former Rolling Prairie High School is eligible to apply. The applications along with supporting documentation are due Friday, March 27, 2020. The applications can be downloaded from the New Prairie High School Guidance Department scholarship page. For more information or to obtain an application by email or regular mail call Carmadeane Rose at 219-778-4114 or email Carmadeane@gmail.com.

Recipes, Etc.

Jennifer Taplin of New Carlisle always could be seen at all of the Historic New Carlisle events displaying her beautiful pastries. Here is a recipe she is sharing with our readers which would make a wonderful addition to your Valentine "treat" for your special someone. White Chocolate Cherry Shortbread 1⁄2 c. Maraschino cherries, drained and fine chopped 2 1⁄2 c. flour 1⁄2 sugar 1 c. butter 12 ounces white chocolate baking squares, finely shopped 1⁄2 tsp almond extract 2 drops of red food coloring Nonpareils and red sanding sugar Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spread cherries on paper towels to drain well. In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in the b

Message from Olive Chapel

I have always been the type of person who dances to the beat of my own drum. I don’t know why, but I have never done well fitting into other people’s boxes. Over the years I have learned how to do this a little more gracefully, but in my childhood and teen years it definitely caused a lot of stress in my family. Some of it was my awkwardness, and some of it was the rebellion I felt from pressure to be something I couldn’t be. I never meant to cause my parents any heartache, embarrassment, or disappointment, but I did. I was the little ballerina who had the dirty knees, and torn Tutu, among all the prim and proper ballerinas. Though my father was the elder at our church, I was the child sneak

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