SUMMER BUMMER: Hometown Days 2020 Canceled

Since its founding in 2005, New Carlisle Hometown Days has been committed to carrying on the longstanding tradition of a summer festival in our town. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact, we are unable to fulfill that mission this year and will be forced to cancel the upcoming festival scheduled for July 24-26. This decision did not come lightly, as we attempted to wait as long as possible to make a final call. Our volunteers continued to dedicate their time to preparing for the festival until this week when it became evident that it will not be logistically or financially possible to host an event that our residents and visitors have come to expect. Af

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 297 Scholarship Winner

MaKenzie Scarborough was the 2020 American Legion Auxiliary Unit 297 Scholarship Winner. MaKenzie is a 2020 New Prairie graduate and will be attending Indiana University Bloomington pursuing a career in Neuroscience and Epidemiology. She is the daughter of Nicci Hart and Del Scarborough. A $1000 check and certificate was presented by Elaine Colalillo Unit 297 President.

Daniel L. Milliken, 1937-2020

Daniel L. Milliken, 83, of Lydick, IN, passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020. He was born on February 2, 1937, in Lydick, IN, to the late H. Leslie and Alice (Scherpereel) Milliken. On July 6, 1957 he married his high school sweetheart, Martha M. Sebasty, who survives. He is also survived by his three daughters, Leslie Ann (Sanjay) Labroo of Westlake, OH, Julie Milliken of Niles, MI, and Vickie (Jack) Miller of New Carlisle; eight grandchildren, Danielle (Dave Kryzewski) Miller, Nicole (A.J.) Duncan, Sam (Brittany) Miller, Jake (Abbey Anderson) Miller, Jason (Madison) Labroo, Allison (Connor Jansen) Labroo, Jordan (Alec Strieter) Labroo, and Max Milliken; three great-grandchildren, Carver

Recipes, Etc.

Enjoy these great summer days with a refreshing exotic dessert! Amazing Pineapple Wonder 1 can Milnot 8 oz. cream cheese, softened ¾ c. sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup chopped pecans 20 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained Beat Milnot until stiff. Add sugar and cream cheese - whip together; Combine with vanilla and pineapple. Add pecans and mix all together. Pour over crust. Add graham cracker crumbs and chopped pecans on top. Refrigerate. Graham Cracker Crust 3 cups graham cracker crumbs ½ cup granulated sugar or brown sugar ½ cup melted unsalted butter 1 cup chopped pecans Add 16 full-size graham crackers and pecans to food processor and pulse until coarsely ground. Add sugar and butter

County Guidelines for Public Meetings in Council Chambers

County Boards and Commissions have begun to meet again in the Council Chambers for in-person meetings. Members of the public are allowed to attend these meetings in-person. In consultation with the St. Joseph County Department of Health, for the health and safety of all meeting attendees, the following protocols will be in effect until further notice: Face coverings will be required for all attendees Seating in the Council Chambers will be limited to promote proper physical distancing. Overflow seating, with streamed audio from the Chambers, will be available Attendees are encouraged to be mindful of the entire agenda, and not go into the Council Chambers until closer to when the agenda item

Future Health Professionals Compete at International Competition

New Prairie HOSA- Future Health Professionals is proud to announce the students who have qualified for the International Leadership Competition (ILC). Students competed at the State Leadership Conference in April, with top performers earning a spot at ILC. Originally the ILC was scheduled in Houston, Texas June 23-26, but will now take place virtually due to Covid restrictions. The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. Students have the opportunity to compete against other students in various health related events. Aside from the experience and recognition, students

New La Porte Hospital to open in October

Patients will be in the new La Porte Hospital well before year end. Recently, La Porte Hospital CEO, Ashley Dickinson announced that construction of the new full service hospital at 1331 State Street will be completed and ready for a move-in date of October 24 to transfer patient care activities. "The benefit is to the patients," said Dickinson. She said the new hospital was designed for efficiency and to shave minutes off treatment by locating critical departments within steps of one another. Patients will benefit from its Primary Stroke Center capabilities as well some of the newest patient care technology available. "Patients will enjoy the advantages of the new hospital a bit earlier th

My Grandma Jones

I read an interesting statement the other day about grandparents— Grandparents are both our past and our future. Quotations like this have become much more interesting to me since being a grandparent. I have the blessing of being a grandparent to five great young people, with two more soon to be added via upcoming summer weddings. My favorite trip as a boy was the four-and-a-half-hour journey to the home of my Grandmother, Maude Jones. She lived twenty miles from Muncie, Indiana, in a little town in Randolph County called Modoc. Many of my early lessons of faith came from Grandma Jones. Married to a Methodist preacher, she was widowed and left with four children when my father was j

SAL Sponsoring Food Drive at Methodist Church

On June 20, 2020, SAL Squadron 297 will be sponsoring a Food Drive at the New Carlisle United Methodist Church. Donations will be accepted from 10:00am to 12:00pm ET. All donations will be for the benefit of the Food Pantry at the church. The Food Pantry provides a very important function in our community so we would very much appreciate your support. While all donations are appreciated and beneficial, there are a few items that are especially needed at this time. They are: macaroni and cheese dinners, jelly, rice a roni, baked beans, toothpaste, laundry soap, dish soap and toilet paper. Please join us to reach out to help others. The church is located at 300 Compton Street in New Carlisle.

Laying Your Stones Down

Remember the old “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.”— Another childhood myth. Why are why so quick to throw our verbal stones at each other? We look at people, size them up, pass judgment, and begin throwing our stones. An ancient writer said, “If we remember the wrongs which men have done us, we destroy the power of the remembrance of God.” So, why do we throw them? Because we harbor hatred Because we hold on to bitterness Because our emotions are entangled with anger Because we seek revenge Because we won’t let go of the things that upset us Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her. (John 8:7) Jesus said that. What are

New Prairie FFA: A talk with Madam President

This week I had the opportunity to virtually sit down with our chapter’s president, Meaghan VanLue. In this interview we discussed future plans and hopes for the chapter. Read the full interview below. First, tell us a little about yourself. My name is Meaghan, I’m going into my junior year at New Prairie. I ride and show horses, mainly speed events. I’m very family oriented. What goals do you have for the chapter this coming year? I want to bring the chapter closer. How do you plan to achieve these goals? Make the chapter more organized and include every member. What do you think is the best way to involve the community more in chapter events? Community fundraisers and post art

Re-opening Plan for County Park Facilities

St. Joseph County Parks, with support of County Leadership and the St. Joseph County Parks Board, have prepared a gradual re-opening of County Park facilities as they relate to Governor Holcomb’s 5 Stages to get Indiana Back on Track. Please keep in mind that re-openings are subject to change based on CDC guidelines as well as recommendations from county health officials. The safety of visitors and staff is our highest priority and we are vigilantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it unfolds. County Parks and trails remain open. When hiking, please remember to stay on designated trails. Dogs should always be on a 6-foot leash. Canoe/Kayak Rental has opened at Ferrettie/Baugo Creek Count

New Prairie High School Spring 2020 Honor Rolls

Principal's Honor Roll 12TH GRADE: Shae Nicole Alva, Beth Ann Armstrong, Ryann Nicole Barnhill, Eva Maria Barron, Quinn Ryan Beall, Kylie Paige Briner, Gloria Christine Carmel, Hannah Jayne Chlebowski, Logan Francis Crawford, Derrick F Cummings, Skylar Anne Denton, Quinlan Nicole Eggert, Nathan Joseph Emerick, Evan Thomas Foerg, Christian Alejandro Garcia, Miranda Elizabeth Gnott, Kylie Marie Gonzalez, Tyler Jonathan Graeber, Emily Elizabeth Graves, Allison Renae Hein, Petra Joy Hemphill, Nicole Hesters, Abigail Elizabeth Huff, Ella Catherine Jasnieski, Jacob Allen Rice Jimenez, Julia Jean Jones, Joel Robert Kelley, Chase Matthew Ketterer, Amellia Renae Klute, Kelseigh Morgan Kopinski, Mac

Last Chance for Rural Life

Petitions have been filed with the St Joseph County’s - Area Plan Commission to rezone land from Agricultural to Industrial zoning, south of the existing IN/Tec industrial area. According to Mr Schalliol, a couple more industrial rezoning petitions are pending, bringing the total to more than 2,150 acres. If approved, this would result in 4,350 acres of industrial zoning, from the US-20 to ½ mile south of SR 2, and from Willow Road east to Larrison (except for just 127 acres of holdout agricultural landowners surrounded by industry). If this Industrial rezoning is approved, how will officials protect residents from onerous development? There isn’t a good reason to lose this land-use zoning

Unity Foundation Community Grants

Applications are now online for Unity Foundation of La Porte County’s 2020 Community Fund Grants also known as “Power for Good” grants. These grants are supported by earnings from unrestricted “Community Funds.” The application for the annual grants is now available online to all nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in, or serving La Porte County residents. A committee of dedicated volunteers from throughout the county evaluates and awards grants of up to $3,000 each. Eligible projects and programs fall into numerous categories, including but not limited to, arts and culture, health, human services, environment, education, and projects that strengthen La Porte County in meaningful ways.

Recipes, Etc.

Here is a special recipe of my friend, Tammy’s. It is a real crowd pleaser and oh so easy to prepare. Tammy’s Tamale Squares "TT's" Combine: 3/4 cup of cornmeal 3/4 cup flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Combine: 3/4 cup milk 3 T. melted margarine Beat above mixtures together until smooth. Pour into an 8-inch greased square baking dish. Sauté 1/2 to 3/4 cup of green pepper, along with 1/2 cup of sliced onion and add 2 lbs. ground beef; brown and drain. Mix together and add to ground beef mixture: 1 16 oz. Cheez Whiz 1 cup chopped tomato 1 T. Chili powder Spoon meat mixture over batter. Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes. Top with extra cheese a few more chopped tomatoes and b

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