The Gazette recognizes the difficulties that small businesses are facing in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. With that in mind, The Gazette will be offering one (1) free display advertisement to local businesses. The Gazette circulates 2,550 copies free to pick-up every other Friday at various locations throughout the New Carlisle area. All restaurants, shops, offices, and companies with a public place of business located within the New Prairie school district are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity. Non-profit organizations and churches are also eligible. The free advertisement can be redeemed for any of the remaining issues in 2020, excluding the July 24 publication. Available

Local Carryout Directory

In light of the guidance on social distancing and the subsequent mass event cancellations, The Gazette will be offering the usual Community Calendar space for local restaurants to advertise their carry-out and delivery options for free. Email submissions to editor@newcarlislegazette.com American Legion Post 297 486 E Michigan St., New Carlisle The Legion will be serving food for carry out on Wednesday and Friday from 4:00-7:00 p.m. until we are able to resume normal operations. We will be using our Facebook page to announce the menu.

Hometown Days Trivia Postponed

The New Carlisle Hometown Days Trivia Night fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, April 25 at the American Legion Post 297 in New Carlisle has been postponed due to the current social distancing guidelines. If possible, the fundraiser will be scheduled for a later date this year. The proceeds of Trivia Night help fund the fireworks at the annual Hometown Days festival. At this time, the 16th annual Hometown Days is still scheduled for July 24-26. The Gazette will be publishing a trivia game in the next issue as a substitute for our readers!

Message from Olive Chapel

I am a Marriage and Family Therapist by profession, which means that I study family patterns and relationships for a living. The research out there is fascinating to me and I can’t get enough of it. Though relationships and human behavior is one of my loves to fill my bottomless nerdy hunger, it’s not the only thing I love to study. I have found the Bible fascinating as well. It’s incredible to do studies on the archaeological findings that back up the Bible, or the logical proof of God, I find it fun to look up the original meanings of the text, and the context. What has really been fun for me is to take the scientific conclusions in the secular world and compare it to the truths that I f

Message from New Carlisle Community Church

When we’re praising God and celebrating good things in our lives, it’s easy to be honest before the LORD…Not so much in our times of hurting and confusion. A friend of mine said recently, "Christianity isn't that complicated, but often it is very hard to live out." These last weeks have definitely turned life as we know it upside-down. How are you responding to the "darkness" around you? Many times, in the New Testament, the apostle Paul refers to believers as children of light. The apostle John tells us that light dispels the darkness. I just read that a major fear of many people is fear of the dark. So what's the solution? TURN ON THE LIGHT! You are all sons of light and sons of the

Recipes, Etc.

With Easter coming around the corner, here is a creative way, using a secret ingredient (mashed potatoes) in order to make our Easter Egg Candies. By the way, since the children are not in school, have them help to make these candies with you! Mashed Potato Easter Egg Candies 2 medium white potatoes 1/2 cup butter, sliced 2 - 16 ounces boxes of powdered sugar 1 ½ tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate bars Preparation: Boil potatoes in small amount of salted water until soft. Drain and mash; measure out ½ cup into a bowl. Add butter to potatoes. Blend well and allow mixture to cool. Add confectioners sugar and vanilla to cooled potatoes (if your sugar is lumpy

Census 2020 Is Here! Time to Fill Out Your Census Form

As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the Census is a count of everyone living in the country and occurs every ten years. Data from the Census provide the basis for distributing more than $675 billion in funds annually to communities to support vital programs that impact housing, education, transportation, employment, healthcare and public policy. Indiana’s portion of that is roughly $18 billion. Census data are also used to redraw the boundaries of congressional and state legislative districts and accurately determine the number of congressional seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives – Census results affect your voice in government, how much funding your community receive

Good News from New Prairie High School

• With the Mock Exam close-approaching for NPHS AP Lang students, Erin White has tasked her students with researching and selecting a variety of source material pertaining to the recent erosion of the nearby Lake Michigan shoreline in an effort to prepare a synthesis essay. “It has exigence and is more interesting,” said junior Amelia Culp, when comparing this topic with something less timely. These AP Lang students have been busy preparing for the argument essay portion of the AP Mock Exam, so it seemed like a natural fit to transition them into preparing for the synthesis essay in which they must select and blend a variety of sources to support and develop their argumentative position. The

Sugar Camps Days Canceled

St. Joseph County Parks has been in communication with the St. Joseph County Health Department and is following their guidelines and recommendations for public health related to the Coronavirus. Based on those guidelines, St. Joseph County Parks has canceled Sugar Camp Days, scheduled for March 21 and 22 at Bendix Woods County Park. The decision was made out of caution to minimize risk of exposure to park visitors, park volunteers and staff. Although the event is mostly outdoors, there are components to the annual maple syrup festival that put large numbers of people in proximity with each other. Because the timing of the event is in conjunction with maple sap flow during late winter tempera

Recipes, Etc.

Maple syrup is classified as one of nature’s healthful foods, with pure maple syrup having 50 calories per tablespoon and is fat-free. Enjoy this recipe that I am sharing with you. Bendix Woods Maple Muffins 2 cups flour 3 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 2 Tbsp sugar 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 egg 3/4 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup milk Stir together dry ingredients. Add butter and blend well. Add egg, syrup and milk. Stir until well-blended (do not over-beat). Fill greased muffin tins ½ full. Bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Makes one dozen muffins. Etc. — We are so fortunate in the New Carlisle area to have Bendix Woods. In its 195-acre park, maple trees are abundant. The sap from th

New Eagle Scout for Troop 664

New Carlisle Troop 664 is excited to announce Beau Brasseur has fulfilled all requirements and successfully passed his Board of Review for Eagle Scout. Beau has earned 90 merit badges (so far) and several special awards including Emergency Preparedness, Cyber Chip, Firem'n Chit, The Kayaking Award, National Outdoor Achievement Award for Camping, National Outdoor Achievement Award for Conservation, 4 Nova Awards: Designed to Crunch, Let It Grow, Shoot, and Start Your Engines, The World Conservation Award, The Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award, Recruiter, A Religious Knot Award for Ad Altare Dei, President's Active Lifestyle Award, and Totin' Chip. He has contributed over 221 hours to the community d

Madeline Stack named to Dean's List at Michigan Technological University

HOUGHTON, Mich. (February 6, 2020) - Michigan Technological University, in Houghton, Michigan, has released the Dean's List for the 2019 fall semester. More than 1,880 students were named to the Dean's List this past fall. To be included, students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Among the honorees is Madeline Stack of Rolling Prairie, majoring in Applied Ecology & Environmental Science. Stack is a 2019 graduate of New Prairie High School. She is the daughter of Tim and Andrea Stack, and granddaughter of Andy and Lil Riffel of New Carlisle. Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 18

Local Student Named National Geographic GeoBee State Competition Semifinalist

The results are in! The National Geographic Society named Aydan Dettman, a 6th grader at New Prairie Middle School, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held in an online format on Friday, March 27, 2020. This is the second level of the National Geographic GeoBee competition, which is now in its 32nd year. To determine each school champion, GeoBee competitions were held in schools throughout the state with students in the fourth through eighth grades. This year, an estimated 2.4 million students competed in the GeoBee, with 8,661 students becoming school champions. School champions also took an online qu

Inaugural High School Meat Pen Rabbit Show

The New Prairie FFA, in conjunction with the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA), conducted the inaugural high school commercial meat pen show at New Prairie High School. The FFA chapters in attendance (New Prairie and Park Heritage) split the awards with Park Heritage winning the meat pen contest and New Prairie winning the fryer class. This project started this past year at New Prairie High School when Allison Horvath, a New Prairie student, asked if the New Prairie FFA Chapter would be interested in helping the ARBA establish a high school contest for the State of Indiana. Mark Stone, FFA advisor, along with the administration, decided that this effort would be an excellent progra

New Carlisle Volunteer Firefighters: We are still here

Our town and surrounding communities are very fortunate to be served by a fire department and ambulance service that is now staffed 24 hours a day. After years of planning, debate, and implementation, the New Carlisle Fire Department began full time operation January 1st. The department now includes an advanced life saving (ALS) certified ambulance, a huge improvement in patient care for our residents. The station is also now staffed by full time firefighters. However, the members of the New Carlisle Volunteer Fire Department want everyone to know that we are still here. We are still ready to answer the call. Our volunteer members have families and full time jobs. Over the last 10 years

Local Church Briefs

Community Food Pantry The New Carlisle Community Food Pantry, located at 300 Compton Street, New Carlisle, will be open Thursday, March 26 from 5:00-6:30pm, then the last Thursday of every month, open for those who are unable to make the Friday hours. The Pantry is located in the United Methodist Church of New Carlisle, 300 Compton Street. Your Treasures Sale The Rolling Prairie United Methodist Women will sponsor a “Your Treasures Sale” on June 6, 2020 from 9 am – 2 pm (CDT) in the church parking lot. We are looking for vendors to sell your treasures such as Pampered Chef, Jewelry, Scent Pots, Crafts, Clothing, Yard Sale Items, whatever “your treasures” may be. All leftovers must be remov

Message from New Carlisle Community Church

Howard Taylor says of his father, Hudson Taylor, “For 40 years during his missionary tenure, the sun never rose on China that God didn’t find him on his knees.” For many people, prayer is simply a way to convince God to give them something they want. That kind of prayer never gets above the ceiling. Let me tell you what excites me the most about prayer. The more my prayer life grows, the closer the Lord and I become. I wonder sometimes if many of us shy away from a growing prayer life with God because we fear the intimacy. Emilie Griffin writes—“Prayer can, after all, be a very dangerous business. For all the benefits it offers of drawing closer to God, it carries with it a great element

Message from Olive Chapel

Winter is breaking, spring is coming and there is a comforting alive-ness in the air. There is something wonderful about spring. It stirs something so deep in the soul. If I were to put a word to it, I guess it would be hope. For months everything feels gray. Animals are in hibernation, the landscape is either covered in colorless white, or mud, sunsets are almost non-existent in the gray skies. People mostly stay inside, so there is stillness in the atmosphere. When we do step outside the air is frigid and uncomfortable, so most people stay inside as much as possible. Sure, there are people who truly enjoy the winter and all it has to offer, but for many of us mid-season something inside o

From the Library Director's Desk

National Library Week begins on April 19. Annually, this week is set aside to celebrate how libraries impact and transform their communities. I think this library in this small town is worth celebrating. When you visit our building, you experience first-hand our awesome front line staff. They make you feel welcome, help you find the items you need, and invite you to our classes and events. What can be harder to see, is the work that our staff does to positively impact the community beyond our walls. The time leading up to National Library Week is a great time to tell you about the excellent work they’ve been doing. Roanna has been working with Dana from Historic New Carlisle (HNC) to bring

Sugar Camp Days offers unique opportunities for public

Bendix Woods County Park in New Carlisle, Indiana, is hosting its annual Sugar Camp Days festival, Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22. You are invited to come take a guided tour through the sugar bush to see different methods of sap collection and watch as staff and volunteers cook the sap into syrup in the sugar house. You can also see demonstrations of traditional sugaring methods. The New Carlisle Lions Club is sponsoring an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. Breakfast is from 8:00am to 1:00pm, with a fee of $8 for adults and $4 for children 6–11 years old. Children 5 and under eat for free. The proceeds from the breakfast support Leader Dogs for the Blind, cancer research

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