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Dime Store changes ‘Black Friday’ to ‘Sweet Friday’

November 28, 2011

WAKARUSA — The Wakarusa Dime Store changed “Black Friday” to “Sweet Friday” with the opening of its newest store in Mishawaka.
Owners Mac and Deb McNally discovered the new location (built in the 1800s) that houses the new store by accident, when looking at fixtures for sale from a business that was moving from the Centennial shopping mall strip.

Nappanee community joins for fundraiser

November 28, 2011

NAPPANEE — The Nappanee community is working together to do what it can to stand behind the family of a 15-year-old boy with numerous medical issues.
J.P. Phipps was one-and-a-half when a pediatric cardiologist diagnosed him with an electrical defect in his heart called Wolfe-Parkinson-White Syndrome. “I put my hand on his back and I could feel his heart racing,” said his mother, Becky Sumpter Tice. Her education, being halfway through training as a clinical nurse, told her that when it happened again, it was something abnormal.

Second Saturdays offers house tours

November 28, 2011

NAPPANEE — As well as the many attractions to Nappanee’s Second Saturdays celebration in December, event coordinators offer tours of two area, three-story homes for “A Homespun Christmas.”

Fink wins Michiana Idol

November 28, 2011

NAPPANEE — It was the final round of Michiana Idol, a singing contest held by Sturgis, Mich. radio station WBET 99.3. Chelsea Fink, once one of 50 original contestants, had traveled to Sturgis from Nappanee every weekend since Oct. 1, slowly advancing in the competition. She had made it to the very end, the Nov. 5 final performance — and she wasn’t feeling very confident.
“There was really good competition,” said Fink. “I was thinking that I wasn’t going to win because everyone was really good.”

NorthWood tops Bremen 81-47 in season opener

November 28, 2011

BREMEN — The North-Wood High School and Bremen High School girls basketball teams opened their respective 2011-2012 seasons by facing each other in the annual U.S. 6 rivalry battle, and thanks to placing five players in double figures, the Black Swish prevailed 81-47 over the Lady Lions.

‘Miracles at Main & Market’ bolsters spirit

November 28, 2011

NAPPANEE — Excited by Christmas spirit, children of all ages could be seen wandering the city, Nov. 12, as they shared in a kick-off to the Christmas holiday.
A few melting snowmen remained on display in front yards, reminiscent of the city’s first snowfall Thursday evening. That evening the city was lightly dusted by a snowfall, which was worthy of requiring the brush end of ice scrapers to be used on windshields.
Saturday the day began with early Christmas shoppers visiting Coppes Commons, and area businesses, for bargains during the monthly “Embrace Second Saturdays” event.

Smart Discipline taught in Nappanee

November 28, 2011

NAPPANEE — It was the parents and educators that were learning at NorthWood High School as presenter Richard Voreis introduced the Smart Discipline program Nov. 15. Voreis, a counselor since 1984, works at a mental health center and says the families that he has introduced to the program designed by Dr. Larry Koenig of Baton Rouge, La. in the last 10 years have successfully used it for troubled children and family upheaval.

Nappanee attracts rider from Austria

November 28, 2011

NAPPANEE — Nappanee is more than a small dot on an Indiana map. The small city now attracts visitors from far lands traveling to the local destination to pursue their own interests.
Amela Gruenbart, of Austria, was among the visitors in Nappanee during “Embrace Second Saturdays” in November. In the United States on a work visa for a job in software engineering, Gruenbart currently resides in Lafayette.

Yearbook staffers win again at state-wide contest

November 14, 2011

NAPPANEE — Students at NorthWood High School have once again made their school proud with recent wins at the state publication contest for high school yearbook staff.
Robin Bilinksi took six students to the Indiana High School Press Association convention at Franklin College Oct. 20 and 21, where the Logue staff captured the Division One Hoosier Star Award, which places the book as the top Indiana high school yearbook for schools of less than 1,000 students.
Student Jamie Wiggins also earned second place in the On-Site Competition for Yearbook Student Life Design.

Woodview teaches more than ‘Three Rs’

November 14, 2011

WAKARUSA — Children in the fourth and fifth grades at Woodview Elementary School are learning a bit more than the typical lessons involving the “Three Rs” (reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic). They’re learning their “Ps and Qs” too.
What the students haven’t already learned at home, school counselor Nicki Wiggins and the teachers are instilling with Manners Luncheons.

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