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Minnich named optometry group president

May 15, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS — Dr. Darren L. Minnich, of Nappanee, is the new President-Elect of Indiana Optometry.
Dr. Minnich was inducted at the IOA’s 116th Annual Spring Convention in Indianapolis at the end of April.
Dr. Minnich graduated from the Ohio State University College of Optometry and has been in private practice since 1996. He received his certification from the National Board of Examiners for the treatment and management of Ocular Disease in 1996. He currently practices with the Nappanee Family Eyecare and Plymouth Family Eyecare facilities.

Wanted

May 13, 2013

The Advance News is looking for writers.
If you’d like to write about news, sports and events in the southwest Elkhart County area and make some extra money while you do it, contact the Advance News at advance@bnin.net.

Contest winner

May 9, 2013

Woodview Elementary School first-grade student Jared Troyer was the winner of the PTO sponsored art contest.
Pictured are Mrs. Megan Jones, Woodview elementary’s art teacher, and Jared.
Jared received $50 and his art work was framed and it is hanging in the hall at the school with the past winners.

Rotary students of the month

May 9, 2013

NorthWood High School senior students for the month of April were honored recently. Pictured are: Savannah Bley, Merle Mullet, Jenna Mikel and Terry Elphick, student of the month chairperson.

Warner recognized for passion for history

May 9, 2013

NAPPANEE — Bill Warner’s volunteerism and passion for sharing local history was honored during the Nappanee Historic Preservation Commission awards night.
Warner has volunteered countless hours of research and sharing of history involving Coppes Brothers Kitchen Cabinet Company, Nappanee. He holds office space inside the renovated kitchen cabinet factory now known as Coppes Commons.
He received the Historic Educator Award from the historic preservation commission during the group’s annual Awards Night on Thursday, May 2.

NWHS academic team captures state

May 9, 2013

WEST LAFAYETTE — Five of six NorthWood High School academic teams competed at the State Academic Super Bowl which was held at Purdue University on May 4.
The NorthWood teams sparred with the very best teams in the state for the coveted prize of state championship titles.
The NorthWood High School interdisciplinary team finished strong by winning a State Championship in the very last round.
The fine arts and social studies teams earned state runner-up titles, while science and math earned third and fourth place.

Public invited to police, fire walk

May 9, 2013

NAPPANEE — Individuals, groups, organizations and business and industry teams are invited to walk, bike or run on Saturday, May 18, in the fifth annual Nappanee Police and Firefighter Memorial Walk.
Participants are encouraged to seek donations from sponsors contributing toward their participation in the event, and collect the money before the walk.

Rose to sing at United Methodist

May 9, 2013

NAPPANEE — Kali Rose, 2011 Inspirational Country Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year, will perform a pair of concerts at Nappanee United Methodist Church, 301 E. Market St.
Rose will perform at the 8 and 10 a.m. services on Sunday, May 26.
The public is invited to hear Rose present her gospel message of faith and family
Rose has been nominated for the Inspirational Country Music Awards Female Vocalist of the Year three years in a row and won the award in 2011.
More information about the church can be found at nappaneeumc.com. Learn more about Rose at kalirose.com.

Public service, public servant

May 9, 2013

BREMEN — Otis R. “Doc” Bowen, who rose from a rural Fulton County upbringing to the apex of state leadership and eventually into the national spotlight, died Saturday.
He was 95.
“I think to the people of Marshall County, he was above politics,” David Holmes, county GOP chair, said Sunday. “If you were a Democrat or a Republican, I don’t think it made much difference. You were a fan of ‘Doc’ Bowen.”
Bowen died at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday at Catherine Kasper Life Center in Donaldson, Ind.

NWHS drama presenting “Almost, Maine”

May 4, 2013

NAPPANEE — On Friday, May 10, Saturday, May 11, and Sunday, May 12, NorthWood Drama will have its final show of the year, “Almost, Maine.” Set in the mythical township of Almost, this poignant and funny show depicts the events that occur at 9 on a Friday evening in Almost, Maine. Sometimes touching, but also very funny and entertaining, the various scenes explore relationships between the inhabitants of the township.

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