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Butch Nine memorial Thursday

November 1, 2011

The Nappanee Police Department will hold the 23rd annual memorial of the death of Officer Brant Nine. Brant (Butch) was killed in the line of duty Nov. 3, 1988 while responding to a call at a local merchant regarding an individual attempting to pass a forged check. Officer Nine was 41 years old and had served on the Nappanee Department for six years prior to being shot in the line of duty. The Memorial Service will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Bremen Cemetery at the grave site for Officer Nine.

Wakarusa celebrates 60th Halloween party

October 27, 2011

WAKARUSA — Doc Abel tested the cider, says “It’s just right” and is ready to serve it along with delicious donut holes to all the tricksters who attend the 60th Annual Wakarusa Halloween/Fall Party Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Wakarusa. This annual event has been combined with the town trick-or-treating from 5 to 7 p.m. and Miller’s Senior Living trick-or-treating from 5 to 6 p.m. 

Former player steps up to the plate

October 27, 2011

WAKARUSA — Shelly Newcomer stepped up to the plate Oct. 21 to try to help fund repairs necessary and to buy equipment needed for the local ballpark in Wakarusa.
The repairs weren’t the usual wear and tear or the need for better equipment though. She sold chicken last Friday to buy equipment to replace what was stolen by vandals.

Nappanee dog park construction underway

October 27, 2011

NAPPANEE — News that construction had begun on the Nappanee Dog Park was released during the Oct. 17 Nappanee City Council meeting, the first day of work on the project.
Construction has begun on the Nappanee Dog Park being developed adjacent to both the Nappanee Nature Center and McCormick Creek Golf Course, on North Oakland Avenue (C.R. 7). So far work has been concentrated on installing water lines and constructing fences.

Robbery thwarted in Wakarusa

October 27, 2011

What would you do if you were woken from sleep shortly before midnight on a dark and stormy night, by your doorbell ringing?
If you had lived your life in the small, quiet community of Wakarusa, you likely would throw on something more appropriate for visitors calling and then answer the door to assist the person that was seemingly in need of help.

City donates

October 20, 2011

From left, EMS paramedic Sandi Witt, volunteer fireman Andy Karnes, Nappanee Police Chief Julie Dijkstra, EMS chief Jim Sumpter offer check to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County Representative Pete Norton. City of Nappanee employees sold Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts as a fundraiser to benefit the cause.

Maintenance department approvals given

October 20, 2011

WAKARUSA — Wakarusa’s town council gave the maintenance department several approvals at the regular October meeting. The first was to pay for the total cost of a project that involves three streets for a total of four city blocks that came with a bill of $93,140 from Rieth Riley. Much of the work involved milling down the streets and re-graveling and re-surfacing to assure the roads were safe, had a good base, and were ready for the winter.

Wa-Nee approves full-day kindergarten

October 20, 2011

NAPPANEE — In an enthusiastic and swiftly-executed demonstration of support, members of the Wa-Nee Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to institute full-day kindergarten beginning in the 2012-13 school year. The vote was rendered during the Monday, Oct. 10 evening session of the board.

Pumpkin ‘Picasso’ gives demonstrations

October 20, 2011

NAPPANEE — Pumpkin carving can be traced back to the 1800s in this country but every day people are coming up with new and creative ways to bring the squash to life.

Joint Corvette rally Oct. 22 in Nappanee

October 20, 2011

NAPPANEE — Calling all cars! Calling all cars — or rather — Corvettes!
Amish Acres, in conjunction with McCormick Motors will celebrate 100 years of Chevrolet with a Corvette Rally Saturday, Oct. 22 at the historic Amish Acres Farm Pond on U.S. 6 in Nappanee. Registration is from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Judging will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and show hours are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine.

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