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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.

NWMS singers to perform

January 17, 2012

NorthWood Middle School eighth grade singers (from left) Logan Berger, Maddie Moore, Jessica Powell, Bailey Murphy, and Zach Snider have been selected to be in the Indiana Music Educators’ Conference (IMEA) All-State Middle School Honor Choir. They will rehearse next Thursday (Jan. 19) and Friday (Jan. 20) at the convention center in Ft. Wayne as part of the IMEA Professional Development Conference and will perform on the Embassy Theatre stage at 4 p.m. Friday.

Neff recognized for serving Wa-Nee schools

January 17, 2012

NAPPANEE — At the NorthWood girls basketball game Dec. 15, Wa-Nee Schools Superintendent Joe Sabo awarded Veloris Neff for his 47 years of service with the Wa-Nee School Corporation.
“I started in 1964; drove a bus for 20 years and was taken off that in 1984 when they made me transportation director,” Neff said. “For seven years I took care of the buses, managed the drivers and the discipline, so I was engaged with the schools one way or the other for many years.”

Pilot-in-training goes on first solo flight for 16th birthday

January 17, 2012

NAPPANEE — Dec. 26 was a big day for Tanner Fervida, of Nappanee. Not only was it his 16th birthday, but it was also the day of his first solo airplane flight. He had been practicing and taking flying lessons for three months, and was more than ready to go up on his own.
“He thought it was kind of neat to be able to fly an airplane by himself before he could actually drive by himself,” said Tanner’s father Jeff Fervida, who is also a pilot.

Local chambers get involved in collective legislative positions

January 17, 2012

NAPPANEE/WAKARUSA — Area chambers of commerce have collectively chosen positions regarding legislative issues that members feel directly affect their individual communities.
Each chamber involved with the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana received a basic draft from another chamber lobbyist and then gave input for a completed draft.

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