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Panthers maul Concord for first-ever Class 4A title

November 11, 2011

NAPPANEE — The power running of senior Coy Brown and the dominating pressure of the relentless Black Crunch defense combined to propel the NorthWood Panthers to a 26-13 victory over the Concord Minutemen in the Class 4A sectional championship game at Andrews Field. The victory was the first-ever title in Class 4A for the Panthers, avenged a 9-7 defeat to Concord earlier this season, and snapped a six-game losing streak to the Minutemen that dated to 2004.

Live theatre takes a look at those who bring it to life

November 11, 2011

NAPPANEE — The NorthWood High School Drama Department invites the public to get an inside look at the everyday trials and tribulations of aspiring actresses through the presentation of “Stage Door,” by Edna Ferber and George S. Kauffman.
“It’s a show about the theatre,” said senior Martin Flowers who plays David Kingsley. “That makes it better. It’s really neat — it’s theatre, and it’s about theatre.”

Veterans’ recognition Nov. 12 at N.D. game

November 11, 2011

SOUTH BEND — Fallen and active veterans will be recognized during a special ceremony Nov. 12 at the University of Notre Dame.
At the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center SSG Travis Hunsberger (U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Special Services Green Beret) will be the serviceman recognized as the representation of the fallen during a halftime ceremony of the mens first home basketball game (vs. Mississippi Valley State) during Military Appreciation Day.

Second Saturdays offers holiday spirit

November 11, 2011

NAPPANEE — Nappanee’s Second Saturdays events for November truly bring about the holiday spirit with shopping specials, games, gingerbread themes and the annual Christmas parade.
The morning begins with a pancake and sausage breakfast (6:30 to 10 a.m.) at North Main Street Mennonite Church, 504 N. Main St. The breakfast will be available to adults for $7 each, and children to age 12 for $5 each. Preschoolers are free. Proceeds will support the “Shalom House” (next door to the church) where temporary housing is offered to those in need — for little to no cost — during times of crises.

Bed-and-breakfast caters to veterans Nov. 12

November 1, 2011

NAPPANEE — Next Saturday, The Homespun Country Inn is offering a little more than the Queen Anne-style inn normally presents to its public.

Encore Consignment opens store in Plymouth

November 1, 2011

Third location in six years for the successful store
PLYMOUTH — Encore Consignment opened in Plymouth just a few weeks ago, finding a home downtown next to Rock On 109 Boutique. Owner Pattie Udstuen, who also oversees two other Encore locations in Nappanee and Bremen, said that she had been wanting to open a store in Plymouth for quite some time.
“We’ve had customers asking us to come to Plymouth for the last few years,” said Udstuen, adding that some even sent her tips on possible locations.
“One business owner even offered (us) space in her building,” said Udstuen.

Nov. 8 election to determine two council seats

November 1, 2011

NAPPANEE — The City of Nappanee will do some seat-shifting Jan. 1 as (all five) seats expire on the main governing entity, the city council.
One person is stepping down. Council At Large member Don Miller is retiring and District 3 member Janet Brown (R) will take that position as her intentions are unopposed. District 2 member Michael Stull (R) and District 4 member Jeff Kitson (R) also have no one vying for their seats so they will remain for another four-year term.

Halloween hoopla in Wakarusa

November 1, 2011

Spooky pirate Bo Brunner, 4, takes a turn tossing rings toward plastic bottles in attempt to ring one for a prize during Wakarusa’s annual Halloween party Thursday evening. Behind him, Allyson Gabrielson (right), 4, as a mailbox, and sister Olivia, 7, a knight in shining armor (left) watch patiently waiting for their turns. Several games were offered and everyone was invited to enjoy free cider and donuts and cotton candy at the center of town.
Photo by Angel Perkins

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. 

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