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Wakarusa Council discusses road improvements

May 9, 2014

WAKARUSA -- Discussions at the Wakarusa Town Council were centered around renewing the downtown area.
New road construction will call for complete removal of the roads and total replacement. Many of the roads in town don't have concrete underneath them, so roads deteriorate and crumble faster with only soil beneath them. The construction will allow road crews to add proper base materials to the roads so they don't need to be replaced as often.
There was also discussion of curb and gutter systems to be added, however it was decided that they should be reconsidered in next years budget.

Boil order in effect for Northwood Subdivision

May 8, 2014

NAPPANEE — Due to a large water main leak in the Northwood Subdivisoin, bordered by North Main Street to the west, Woodview Drive to the north, McCormick Creek Golf Course to the eat and berlin Court Ditch to the south, the area is under a boil order immediately.
As a precautionary measure anyone living in this area is asked to boil drinking and cooking water for five minutes before using. Please continue to boil water until advised that the boil order has been lifted.

FCDC Director resigning for assignment in South America

May 8, 2014

Karen Sherer-Stoltzfus, who has served as the executive director of Family Christian Development Center since October 2009, recently resigned from her position, effective early June.
Stoltzfus will be moving to Lima, Peru, in July to serve as co-director of Goshen College’s Study-Service Term in that country. She and her husband, Duane, chair of the communication department at Goshen College, will live in Peru for one year.

The Crossing visits with Wa-Nee School Board

May 7, 2014

NAPPANEE -- Joe Sabo, superintendent of the Wa-Nee School Corporation took the time during the last week's Wa-Nee School Board of Trustees Meeting to allow Ryan Hill of the Crossing to speak with trustees about the Job Training Program offered by the Crossing.
Currently, three area students attend- one also attends NorthWood during the school hours. Students who also attend NorthWood High School, attend the Crossing's Job Training Program for three hours each day and spend the other half of the day at the school.

Maple Syrup Festival competitions bring in contestants statewide

May 1, 2014

WAKARUSA -- The Maple Syrup Festival was held last weekend in downtown Wakarusa. Visitors came from across the state to check out the parade, concerts, shows, vendors and food and many competed in free competitions sponsored by local companies.
Free kettle-cooked popcorn was a hot commodity, with the Boy Scouts troop handing them out to everyone on the street. It was sponsored by Interra Credit Union.
"By Saturday night, we'd served 1,100 bags of popcorn," Deb Shively, Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce Director, said, explaining that the turnout was even more than that.

Kiwanis celebrate most-improved Wa-Nee Students

April 23, 2014

NAPPANEE -- Nappanee Noon Kiwanis had some very special visitors on Tuesday, April 15. Wa-Nee Schools most-improved fourth graders had lunch with the Kiwanians, heard for Cury Nisly, who is running for State Representative and received awards from their principals for their hard work throughout the school year.

** To read the entire story, see the April 23 edition of the Nappanee Advance News.

John Tobias celebrates 50 years chopping locks

April 23, 2014

NAPPANEE -- John Tobias will celebrate 50 years in the hair business this May.
"I worked in a trailer factory in Wakarusa after I got out of the service," Tobias, 77, explained of his journey into cosmetology. "I didn't care for factory work; I painted cabinets for factory work and I wasn't making very much money. At the time, there just wasn't anything that I was interested in. I met this gal and she was a hairdresser. She talked me into going to beauty school."
He began working at a local salon with Dee Tobias now John's exwife after graduating from cosmetology school in 1964.

Wa-Nee Schools refuse to increase school lunch costs

April 23, 2014

WAKARUSA -- Parents of students in the Wa-Nee district will be relieved to know that their schools will be among the few in Elkhart County that won't need to increase lunch prices for the 2014-15 school year, as was revealed in information distributed among members of the Wa-Nee Community Board of School Trustees during their Monday evening session.

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.

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