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Local Rotarians promote education

February 2, 2012

NAPPANEE — Rotarians worldwide strive toward making the motto “Service Above Self” a mission that benefits in and beyond their general communities.
They focus on peace and conflict prevention and resolution; disease prevention and treatment; water and sanitation issues; good maternal and child health; economic and community development; and basic education and literacy. To help promote the latter in Nappanee, members of Rotary International recently donated dictionaries to every third grade student in the Wa-Nee school district.

Sweetheart royalty

February 2, 2012

NorthWood’s 2012 Sweetheart King and Queen were seniors Callie Julian and Taylor Anglemyer.

Thrift Shop looking for more shoppers

February 2, 2012

NAPPANEE — A local thrift shop is “bursting at the seams” and volunteers of the mission hope for more customers to take advantage of the quality items offered there at unheard of prices.
Right now the abundance filling the two rooms at the Nappanee United Methodist Church’s Thrift Shop is primarily winter items, though the shop sells books, magazines, shoes, housewares, children’s items, toys, hats, jewelry, home decor, linens and more — even egg cartons for a penny — and including clothing for men, women and children from newborn to adults size 3X.

Wa-Nee couples wanted

January 27, 2012

Advance News is looking for Wa-Nee area couples that have been married for more than 20 years that have also worked for the same business for at least as long, for a Valentine’s Day feature. Volunteers need only give about 20 minutes of their time and a photo of the couple will be needed.
Please call 574-209-0704, 574-546-2941 or email advance@npcc.net before Jan. 29 to be involved.

Financial Aid Night Jan. 30 at NWHS

January 27, 2012

NAPPANEE — NorthWood High School is hosting a financial aid night Monday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The program will provide financial aid information to high school seniors and their parents, or anyone else in the community, who plans to attend a post-secondary institution during the 2012-13 school year.

Flavor of the year unveiled

January 27, 2012

WAKARUSA — It will soon be the season when maple syrup will be flowing in the town of Wakarusa, and with this time of year, there also follows a longtime tradition featuring another beloved confection. 

NorthWood honors Neff for 600th victory

January 27, 2012

NAPPANEE — The year was 1976. America was celebrating her bicentennial of independence; a peanut farmer from Georgia named Jimmy Carter was elected president; and a couple of guys named Steve started a computer company in their garage and named it after a fruit. Oh, and one other thing — NorthWood High School hired another young fellow named Steve (Neff to be exact) in what was expected to be a one-year gig as the girls basketball coach.

Committee gets organized, cautioned and tipped

January 27, 2012

NAPPANEE — Members of the Nappanee Retail Committee met for the first time in 2012 for an eventful meeting with the organization of its and its associated agencies and learning cautions and tips from local law enforcement.
About 60 members present elected committee leaders for the year with Evidene Graber being chosen as chairperson, Dianne Debelak as vice chair, Lucinda Gaut continuing as secretary, and Dan Mast being elected as treasurer — position that was left unfilled with the stepping down of Larry Andrews.

Panthers fall to Northridge in OT

January 17, 2012

NAPPANEE — Despite another Herculean effort by sophomore post man Zach Zurcher who posted his third straight double-double, the NorthWood Panthers boys basketball team could not overcome 21 turnovers and dropped a hard-fought Northern Lakes Conference (NLC) contest to the Northridge Raiders by the score of 71-65 in overtime. The loss was the second straight for the Panthers, who fell 65-59 at New Prairie earlier in the week, dropping their record to 4-7 overall and 1-2 in the NLC.
Northridge 71, NorthWood 65 OT

Be Nappanee’s ‘biggest loser’

January 17, 2012

NAPPANEE — Nappanee Health and Fitness, in conjunction with the Nappanee Chamber of Commerce is inviting community members to compete to be the “biggest loser” in Nappanee.
Individuals may sign up on their own or as a team of four and cost is $10 per person. The goal is to become more healthy by May and is a four-month commitment with a once-a-month (private) weigh-in (in January, Feb. 16, March 12 and May 3) at the Chamber office, 302 W. Market St.

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