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Apple Fest nominated for Best of Indiana

November 7, 2013

The Nappanee Apple Festival has been nominated for the Best Signature Food Item for the 600-pound apple pie known, which brings over 85,000 people to Nappanee every year.
Go to www.in.gov/visitindiana and click on the "Best of Indiana" tab. Select "Vote Now" under "Indiana's Best Signature Food Item and vote for Nappanee, but hurry! The contest ends Friday!

Annual Old Fashioned Days starts Friday

September 5, 2013

BREMEN — Money for school is the reason behind the Third Annual Old Fashioned Days coming up in Bremen.
Rentown is the sponsor of the event that will raise funds for Rolling Meadows School. The festival starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, and continues Saturday and Sunday.
Many will remember lots of the exhibits and activities from Koontz Hardware’s show that went on every fall for many years.

Nappanee American Legion is having a roast!

September 5, 2013

Nappanee American Legion is having a roast!

A helping hand: Group aims to help the homeless

September 1, 2013

NAPPANEE — During a Christmas shopping trip to Chicago in November, 2012, John Shafer was touched by the many homeless people filling the streets. Shafer immediately felt the need to help them.
“I thought in a city of three million, if everyone could give five hours – or as little as $5 – what a difference that could make for those people,” said Shafer. “But I didn’t really think I personally could do anything, I’m just one person.”
Thoughts of how he could possibly help those with no roof over their heads continued to fill the Nappanee resident’s mind.

What we want may not be the best thing for us

August 29, 2013

“In the Dailyness of Life ...”

On our recent two week vacation, I had a plan. I wanted to see a moose.
After all, Maine is known for them and we’d be spending four nights there and two in New Hampshire as well.
While in Acadia National Park, I made sure to ask the park rangers for the best directions to view these awesome creatures.
I’d seen them years ago when we’d camped in Yellowstone; I hoped to be able to see them up close and personal again.
But, my idea of moose viewing was hastily halted when I learned that the best place to see them was actually a 2-3 hour further drive.

On sale now!

August 29, 2013

The latest edition of the Advance News is on sale now. Without the community's support, the local newspaper can't support the community. Home delivery is available for $21 per year and can be arranged by calling 800-933-0356.

Support your community, support your local newspaper

August 23, 2013

The latest edition of Advance News is on sale now. Without the community's support, the local newspaper can't support the community. Home delivery is available for $21 per year and can be ordered by calling 800-933-0356.

Nappanee Girl Scouts Plan Parent Info Night

August 23, 2013

NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Girl Scout Troop #10027 has scheduled a Parent Information Night on Thursday, August 29, from 5-7 PM in the Nappanee Public Library conference room. Girls from kindergarten-age through high school are invited to join for a $15 annual membership fee. Come find out what it's all about!

The Nappanee Kiwanis Club supports the local Girl Scout program and presented them with a $500 check in June.

Pictured from the left are Co-Troop Leader Miranda Bartz, her daughter Sophia, and Toni Bonacorsi, the Kiwanis Youth Services Committee Chair.

Are you a hunter? You'll want to read this

August 23, 2013

Application deadline nears for state park deer reduction hunts

The deadline for hunters to apply for this year’s state park deer reduction hunts is Aug. 25.

Hunters must apply online by visiting Hunting.IN.gov and clicking on the "Reserved Hunt Info" link. Paper applications are not available.

Deer reduction hunts reduce the ecological damage that deer herds cause in state parks by helping to maintain deer browsing at a sustainable level. Biologists determine which parks require a reduction each year based on plant recovery and previous hunter success.

2013 NWHS fall sports team photos

August 22, 2013

See all the NorthWood High School 2013 fall sports team photos -- including cheerleaders, coaches and trainers -- on the Advance News Facebook page. And don't forget to like us while you're there. All photos stillisonStudios/datPHOTOS

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