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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.

Fun Fair to benefit Nappanee boy

October 20, 2011

A Fun Fair was recently held for a local boy Oct. 15 at the event center of Borkholder Dutch Village. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that Saturday dedicated volunteers and family members offered traditional fun fair games such as a duck pond, ring toss, coin drops, a 50/50 raffle and fair-themed food such as popcorn and nachos for sale.

Commons boasts popular shops and endless possibilities

October 20, 2011

The Coppes building in Nappanee carries with it a rich history that traces back to 1874 when the Coppes brothers went into business with a saw mill. The name may still be recognized worldwide for quality work but the local building that housed the former mill and furniture factory boasts a promising future, with a number of substantiated businesses and an endless number of possibilities.

Waky gets into seasonal spirit

October 20, 2011

Wakarusa is getting into the spirit of the season with not only its Great Pumpkin Tree but with fall decor on its lampposts and the planning of the annual Halloween Party Oct. 27.

City approves land purchase

October 20, 2011

NAPPANEE — The Nappanee Board of Public Works and Safety voted unanimously during a Sept. 26 meeting to purchase approximately 8.30 acres on the city’s north side. The land is adjacent to the property currently owned by the Nappanee Water Utility. It will be purchased for approximately 8,000 per acre.
The newly purchased property will be used to provide access and parking for new soccer fields to be built on top of the well fields at that location.
ROAD MILLWORK BEGINS

Stephenson crowned ‘Miss Apple Blossom’

October 10, 2011

NAPPANEE — Katie Stephenson, Miss Persing Tire & Lube, became the 2011 Miss Apple Blossom during opening night of the festival. First Runner-Up was Ashley Holdeman, Miss 1106 HairQuarters.
Stephenson and her court were featured in the Saturday morning Apple Festival Parade. She will continue representing her hometown, and the beloved Apple Festival, as she appears in other parades across the state throughout the next year. If at any point Stephenson becomes unable to fulfill her role, Holdeman will step in to represent the city and festival.

George recognized at Goshen College Oct. 8

October 10, 2011

GOSHEN — Nappanee native Vance George, Director Emeritus of The San Francisco Symphony Chorus, will receive an award and be recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus at Goshen College.
Saturday, Oct. 8 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. a reception will be held at the college (in the music center foyer) following George being awarded as one of four Culture for Service recipients, an annual award presented to distinguished alumni.

Chevron selects NHS FFA for 2011 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition

October 10, 2011

SAN RAMON, Calif. — Chevron Lubricants, maker of the Delo brand of technologically advanced engine oils, lubricants and coolants, announced that the NorthWood High School FFA club was a finalist for the 2011 Delo Tractor Restoration Competition.
The event will bring the nation’s top teen tractor restoration specialists to Indianapolis — during the 84th National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Convention — to compete for the much-sought-after national title. Twelve finalists from around the country have been chosen to compete in this year’s event.

Wa-Nee schools get their own report cards

October 10, 2011

Recent reports released by the state of Indiana affirm what the parents, staff, and students of the Wa-Nee district already know — that the schools of this region continue to excel in their pursuance of education.  Statistics were shared with members of the Wa-Nee Board of School Trustees during their most recent session held Monday, Sept. 12.

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