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Town decides on clog, manager position

March 30, 2012

WAKARUSA — Town of Wakarusa officials decided to make things clear regarding a clog and the description for a town manager position — both topics having previously been discussed at length.
The clogging issue came up when residents brought a bill to the town to be reimbursed for, the hiring of someone to roto-root (send a cable with a spinning blade at its end to cut through clogs) to clear a wastewater line.

Student shows support from across the globe

March 30, 2012

NAPPANEE — A NorthWood Junior-class student went out of her way to show compassion to victims on the other side of the globe.
Elizabeth “Liz” Peterson’s father is a pastor at Maranatha Fellowship so when she found a mission in her heart, it was convenient to be able to share it with an entire congregation of like-minded people.

Nine-year-old dies after being trapped

March 30, 2012

WAKARUSA — A nine-year-old boy was pronounced deceased after the Elkhart County Sheriff’s Department and EMS were called at 8:55 p.m. to a property in the 60000 block of C.R. 3 in Wakarusa Sunday night.
The responders found that the child had been trapped in a pile of corn meal because it had collapsed on him after he was tunneling through it. Lifesaving efforts were conducted but Kevin Burkholder was pronounced dead at Elkhart General Hospital. The Elkhart County Coroner’s office determined the cause of death to be accidental asphyxiation.

NWHS students place high at state contest

March 30, 2012

NAPPANEE — Four NorthWood High School students joined more than 250 others to compete in the 2012 IHSPA First Amendment Symposium held at the State House in Indianapolis Wednesday, March 7.
The NW teens placed first through fourth in the First Amendment Project category — Ethan Yoder, first place; Courtney Bilinski, second; Samantha Brown, third; and Jenna Mikel, fourth. Each are on The Logue yearbook staff at NorthWood, and each entered posters in the competition.

Coppes awards free throw contest winners

March 30, 2012

NAPPANEE — Coppes Commons was abuzz with Nappanee’s Embrace Second Saturdays theme March Madness, complete with a kids free throw contest Feb. 10.
Kids, ages 6 through 14, competed against their peers for a chance to win a basketball signed by Notre Dame basketball coaches. Each participant attempted to make 10 free-throw shots. Whoever made the most baskets was named winner.
The winner in each age group received a basketball. Girls earned a basketball signed by ND women’s coach Muffet McGraw. The boys were rewarded with a basketball signed by ND men’s coach Mike Brey.

Teens named ‘Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year’

March 30, 2012

GOSHEN — Three area teens were named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year and represent the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlebury, Nappanee and Goshen. The Youth of the Year program recognizes outstanding contributions to a Boys & Girls Clubs member’s family, school, community and Club as well as personal challenges and obstacles overcome by a Youth of the Year competitor.

Nappanee, Wakarusa retailers showcased at Elkhart’s Concord Mall

March 24, 2012

ELKHART — Nappanee and Wakarusa retailers are planning to showcase their wares in another town this weekend. No, they’re not taking up business elsewhere, but Concord Mall Marketing Director Deb Alwine explained that to celebrate the shopping center’s 40th anniversary, special events are planned throughout the month and beyond for area communities to take part in.

Kick up your heels this weekend at NorthWood

March 24, 2012

NAPPANEE — The remake of the 1984 movie starring Kevin Bacon was released last October across the country but NorthWood’s drama and choral performers will “pull Louise off her knees” if not spur attendees to the Nappanee production to “kick up their Sunday heels.”
This classic tale of teen energy unable to be repressed features 10 fun dance numbers, singing, fighting, and a roller-coaster of turmoil that is released when the townspeople accept that their emotions should not be contained. The fast-paced drama revolves around Ren McCormack (played by Martin Flowers) and his new friends.

Bi-annual Children’s Resale March 24

March 24, 2012

WAKARUSA — In the dawning hours of Saturday, March 24, there promises to be a whirlwind of excitement and activity at the Wakarusa Missionary Church. 
The day will usher in another presentation of the shopping experience known as the Children’s Resale, now in its 11th year. The doors will open promptly at 8 a.m., and guests will be welcome until 1 p.m. at the church located at 202 W. Waterford St., two blocks west of downtown Wakarusa. 

Nappanee man perishes after moped accident

March 24, 2012

ETNA GREEN — A Nappanee man was airlifted by Parkview Samaritan helicopter to Fort Wayne Parkview Regional Medical Center after a moped crash in Kosciusko County Saturday night that left him in a very critical condition. The Allen County Coroner’s Office reported that Jimmy W. Coates, 47, 406 E. Market St., Nappanee, later died (March 19) as a result of those injuries.

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