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Church of the Brethren using ancient bible study techniques today

March 13, 2014

NAPPANEE — Nappanee Church of the Brethren has begun their spiritual journey using a much simpler process for this year's Lenten season.
Vital Ministry Journey is a bible study program created by the Church of the Brethren's Congregational Life Ministries team. It is geared at encouraging the reader to make their own assumptions about what the Bible says, rather than simply explaining the purpose behind passages to them.

Ghost hunting group meeting in Elkhart

March 13, 2014

Amy Wenger
Enquirer Correspondent
There are very few people who can resist the allure of a great challenge. They are likely the same people who enjoy searching for that which sometimes escapes the limitations of human understanding.
If this is a description that seems fitting, the curious and captivated are invited to join a brand new organization, known as the Elkhart Paranormal Investigation Control Group, otherwise known as EPIC. The group will be sponsoring their first ever meeting at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 15 at Martin's Side Door Deli, located at 1200 North Nappanee Street, Elkhart.

Pastor Ramirez returns to Elkhart County

March 13, 2014

NAPPANEE — Frank Ramirez, a former Elkhart pastor, has returned to Elkhart County after 12 years, to lead the congregation at Union Center Church of the Brethren in Nappanee.
"After 12 years, in Pennsylvania, I felt like it was time to return, and I'm grateful I'm back," he stated.
Ramirez served at the Everett Church of the Bremen from 2002 until just this month, however he has been a pastor with the Brethren church since 1979.
As an English student, it was his professors, who were also serving as pastors, that drove him into pastoral studies.

Coppes Commons hosting Souper Bowl this Saturday

March 5, 2014

NAPPANEE — Students in grades 10 through 12 at NorthWood High School are hard at work designing ceramic bowls for this year's annual Souper Bowl.
"Each one is different. People are different, bowls should be different as well," Melinda Sharp, art teacher at NorthWood High School heading the project, said.
Around 10 students will make over 200 custom bowls during their free time between projects, on weekends and evenings. They started just after Christmas Break.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for us because it gives students real world experience in the pottery industry."

Nappanee woman makes other's lives better at work

January 29, 2014

NAPPANEE -- Amanda Vandermark of Nappanee has found her calling and it's social work.
Formerly a telecommunications major at Ball State University in Muncie, Sophomore Vandermark attended a campus event by the author of "A Child Called It," Dave Pelzer.
"I was really involved and interested in [telecommunications] but there was a part of me that just lacked passion," Vandermark said. "You can get a lot of attention or notoriety from that but I was raised in a very generous family so I kind of, in a way, felt selfish for not doing something."

Smokeless tobacco shop opening in Nappanee

January 29, 2014

NAPPANEE — Tuesday, Feb. 7 will be the grand opening of the Vapor Mill, Nappanee's first and only smokeless tobacco shop.
Owners Andy and Julie Karnes returned home to Nappanee for the sole purpose of opening a shop like the ones they'd enjoyed so much in Texas in years prior.
Living in Dallas, Julie explained, the smokers of 15 and 20 years, had been looking for a way to smoke less and had tried basic electronic cigarettes with no luck.
"We came across a vapor store closer to our house and found JoyTechs," Julie recalled.

NWMS student meets Senator Mishler

January 29, 2014

NAPPANEE — A Nappanee youth spent Tuesday of last week learning about the Indiana state senate first hand.
Cooper Davis, a sixth-grader at NorthWood Middle School, spent the day working as a page for leaders of the state through the Senate Page Program.
The program allows for 500 youth in sixth through twelfth grade to spend a day at the statehouse up close and personal with senate and state leaders.
Davis' day began at check-in, where he received a special swipe card that granted him access to virtually every part of the statehouse.

Wakarusa Council discusses Maple Syrup Festival

January 29, 2014

This spring will mark a milestone occasion for the legendary Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival. To commemorate this achievement, the festival planning committee thought it would be ideal to add a third day to this year's event, a notion which was given a vote of approval by the Wakarusa Town Council during its Tuesday, January 14 session.

Wa-Nee get days off due to Blizzard

January 29, 2014

NAPPANEE -- The recent spate of snowfall that inundated the Wa-Nee district has had an impact on the scheduling of missed classes earlier this month. Those changes were detailed by Superintendent Joe Sabo during the Monday, January 13 session of the Board of School Trustees.

Maple Syrup festival in search of sponsors

January 16, 2014

WAKARUSA — Wakarusa’s main event of the year is expanding this year, Normally, the Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce needs between 55 and 60 sponsors to support the Maple Syrup Festival’s multitude of free events, but this year, they’ll need even more if they’re to follow through with plans.
“The sponsors make it so everything’s free,” Deb Shively, executive secretary for the Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce, said.

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