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Wakarusa School play shows kids life without technology

April 23, 2014

WAKARUSA — The young people of our present day society don't remember ever having lived their lives without some element of electronic gadgetry becoming involved. For them, it would be difficult to fathom the possibility of a world "off the grid."

Preparing sap for upcoming Maple Syrup Festival

April 10, 2014

NAPPANEE — Two thousand two hundred taps have been dripping maple sap into tanks since mid-March at Eli Kuhns' Maple Syrup Farm in southwest Nappanee.
In a matter of weeks, 6,000 gallons of maple syrup have been successfully converted and put into storage for the upcoming maple syrup festival, but Kuhn's says as of right now, they're still trying to catch up.

Wa-Nee Schools celebrate upward trend in test scores

April 10, 2014

NAPPANEE — Wakarusa Elementary School served as the setting for the most recent gathering of the Wa-Nee Community Board of School Trustees on Monday, March 24. Along with the change of venue came an encouraging discussion, led by principal John Payne, about the upward trend in overall student performance, test scores, and mastery of reading skills.

Education Days teaches Wakarusa kids about pioneer life

April 10, 2014

WAKARUSA — The Wakarusa Historical Museum is home to many old buildings once in downtown Wakarusa.
During Education Days this week, students from Berrien Springs Elementary School, Nappanee Elementary School, Wakarusa Elementary School and Trinity Lutheran School travelled to the museum to learn more about pioneers and the struggles they endured living a life without technology and modern conveniences.

Boys and Girls Club Dinner Auction raises money for club maintenance

March 27, 2014

NAPPANEE — The Boys and Girls 10th Annual Dinner Auction was held last Saturday.
With around 290 guests in attendance and dinner provided by Nelson's Catering, program director James Kramer stated that the night went well.
This year's theme was "Bid on a Dream." Future jobs and dreams of the children who attend the club were displayed as center pieces on the tables to remind bidders why they were there.
"Last year (set) a record for us and this year went even better," he explained of the donations received.

Resale shop in Wakarusa has higher purpose

March 27, 2014

WAKARUSA — There are few things more exhilarating to a shopper than snagging a great deal.
But what if an opportunity presented itself that would benefit not only a buyer's wallet, but was engaged in a higher purpose and a meaningful calling, something that touched lives long after the bargains and the fanfare has passed?
That is precisely what transpires twice a year, when the Children's Resale is unveiled in the Wakarusa community.

Mock trials teaches Wakarusa youth consequences

March 27, 2014

WAKARUSA — On the morning of Friday, March 14, two buses filled with Wakarusa Elementary fifth graders drove away from school and into the brilliant burst of sunshine - their destination, the Elkhart County Courthouse.

Board of Works approves trial period with emergency response phone service

March 13, 2014

NAPPANEE — Residents are alerted that the freeze warning is still in place citywide. Residents are encouraged to leave water running through faucets and showers to avoid pipes freezing.
Residents who leave taps gently running to avoid frozen pipes should then call the Nappanee Water Department, 574-773-4623, to put their names on a list of those participating in these instructions so the added water costs can be adjusted from monthly bills.
These important reminders came from members of the Nappanee Board of Public Works and Safety during a Feb. 24 meeting.

Wakarusa council discusses fate of historic building

March 13, 2014

WAKARUSA - It did not take long for members of the Wakarusa Town Council to arrive at a decision as to whether they should purchase a historic but dilapidated building. During a brief session held Tuesday evening, the answer was unequivocally no.

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.

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