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Business is booming at new Wakarusa Subway

December 12, 2010

WAKARUSA — Business is booming at one of Wakarusa’s newest businesses, and owner Scot Giddings couldn’t be more pleased.
The Wakarusa Subway restaurant is situated within the new business and residential complex along the State Road 19 corridor, just north of CR 40. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Dec. 3, but the establishment has been welcoming customers since Oct. 1. The debut of the restaurant marks the first business to be unveiled in the evolving Wakarusa Business Center.

Local visionary to walk new path

December 12, 2010

NAPPANEE — Saying Larry Andrews cares about his hometown is an understatement. But after two decades of improving the area’s appearance, commerce and reputation, it is time for a change of pace.
At month’s end, Andrews will step away from his role as executive director of the Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce and Community and Economic Development.
“I’m not retiring, just slowing down a bit,” Andrews said. “I want to work part-time and do some mission work, but also enjoy time and do things around the house.”

New store continues local beautification efforts

November 30, 2010

NAPPANEE — Indiana and the Midwest are filled with small cities whose downtowns are plagued by shuttered stores and the sad, longing memories of what once was.
Nappanee has bucked that trend. With a unique mix of cultures and commerce, and pride in storefront appearance, the city is a monument to what small-town America still can be.
For Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce and Redevelopment Commission Executive Director Larry Andrews, just walking around each day brings a smile.

Local hero honored

November 30, 2010

WAKARUSA — As autumn nears its end, there comes a time when the holidays welcome a season of inspiration and remembrance. 
There is Veterans Day, when our nation honors those who have sacrificed in indescribable ways, those who served faithfully for the greater good of America and its citizens.
And there is Thanksgiving, when folks reflect within and rediscover the blessings that can’t be quantified, that cannot be seen, but are part of our hearts all the same.

Dijkstra named new police chief

November 30, 2010

NAPPANEE — Julie Dijkstra will be the new face leading the Nappanee Police Department beginning Jan. 1, 2011. She will be the first woman to serve in this role.
Current Nappanee Police Chief Mike Anglin will leave his position at the close of Dec. 31, and remain a Nappanee patrolman until retirement.
“Mike has served as our chief for 10 years,” said Nappanee Mayor Larry Thompson. “When you consider that the average length of time anyone usually serves in that position is only about four years that is pretty amazing. And Mike has done a fine job for us here in Nappanee.”

Christmas Around the Tree this weekend

November 30, 2010

The hometown Christmas Tradition continues in downtown Wakarusa’s where the 20-foot pine, donated by Utilimaster Corporation, stands adorned in the Town Square. Clerk-Treasurer Joyce Hartman stated, “This year’s tree is perfect, just perfect” making it a perfect time to start a family tradition and attend the annual Christmas Around the Tree celebration, Monday, Dec.

State superintendent visits Wakarusa

November 24, 2010

WAKARUSA — In recent weeks Dr. Tony Bennett, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, has toured the state, visiting a number of schools and working towards fostering scholastic improvement among Indiana’s youth. Along the way he has also welcomed advice, feedback and commentary from educators and administrators. 
On Nov. 18, Dr. Bennett was welcomed to Wakarusa Elementary School for an evening of sharing goals and instilling positive direction.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony welcomes two businesses

November 24, 2010

NAPPANEE — A big weekend kicked off Friday with ribbon-cutting ceremonies downtown which celebrated two side-by-side businesses and family operations.
The Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Veni’s Sweet Shop (101 W. Market St.) and Thai Expressions (101 1/2 W. Market St.) in a joint celebration.
“We want to welcome these great businesses to Nappanee,” Chamber executive director Larry Andrews said. “It is wonderful to have such high-quality stores in our downtown.”
Veni’s Sweet Shop opened in Niles, Mich. in 1910, but this is its first satellite store.

Run honors daughter, friend, donor

November 24, 2010

Few area residents have had the lasting impact of Kelsey Mikel, whose foresight turned her own tragic death into another’s ability to live.
On Thanksgiving morning, the annual “I’m Thankful Four” — a 4- and 2-mile run/walk — will honor Kelsey’s life and her ultimate gift in death.

Chamber rewards businesses for 'Making Downtown Beautiful'

November 16, 2010

People from near and far took advantage of the fall photo opportunities in downtown Wakarusa this year. It was made possible by local Wakarusa businesses taking part in the annual lamp post decoration contest and local non-profits displaying their “Scarecrow with a Mission.” 
This is the fourth year for the Chamber lamp post contest. Each year an impartial judge is solicited from outside of the community to pick the top three. This year it was felt that five posts were worthy. 

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