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April 26, 2011

State representatives visit Nappanee

April 26, 2011

NAPPANEE — Political figures from Indiana Districts 9, 12 and 21 attended “Nappanee’s Third District” meeting, April 16, at the Nappanee Center. Nearly 30 Nappanee, Bremen, and area residents were in attendance to hear Rep. Tim Wesco, District 21, and Sens. Ryan Mishler, District 9, and Carlin Yoder, District 12, speak candidly about their views about ongoing legislation and their vision for the future of Indiana.
The subject of state vouchers to schools as payment for a student’s enrollment was a main focus of discussions between voters and their representatives.

Pet Expo, fundraisers successful start to funding dog park

April 26, 2011

NAPPANEE — It was “Raining Cats and Dogs” in Nappanee April 9. That was the theme for the April “Embrace Second Saturday” events, and it succeeded in bringing in visitors from in and outside of Nappanee to raise a remarkable $1,800 in funding for a proposed dog park on the city’s east side.
Organizers were very pleased with donations, which total an estimated $3,000 when combined with already gathered support for the project.
Still more fundraisers are in the works to help raise the $40,000 needed to construct the designed canine park.

Wa-Nee Schools mull over rescheduling

April 5, 2011

If events continue to progress along a proposed course of action, the 2011-12 school year will be quite different for the Wa-Nee school district. Exactly how the year would be subject to change was a primary topic of discussion at the Monday, March 28 meeting of the Wa-Nee Community Schools Board of Trustees.

Busy slate for April Second Saturdays event

April 5, 2011

NAPPANEE — The theme for the next Embrace Second Saturdays April 9 is “It’s Raining Cats and Dogs.” Free activities will be offered throughout the city for all ages, and for those with or without pets.
The day will offer pet-related activities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Nappanee Dog Park Pet Expo fundraiser at Westside Park.
“It’s an event for families to come out and bring their pets for a day of fun and learning, and to help us build a park for man’s best friend,” said Tiffany Egendoerfer, committee chairman for the Pet Expo.

Food for Fines drive helps food pantry

April 5, 2011

NAPPANEE — More than $1,700 in overdue fines were forgiven and 2,200 pounds of food donated in a program that did double duty to help the community at the Nappanee Public Library last month.
The library and Nappanee’s Family Christian Development Center (FCDC) teamed up for the return of “Food for Fines,” which is designed to help stock shelves in the center’s food pantry and give library cardholders the chance to put their accounts in good standing. 
A dollar in overdue fines was removed from cardholders’ accounts for each non-perishable food item donated in the month February.

Council cuts $400K due to circuit breaker losses

April 5, 2011

NAPPANEE — Common Council members met March 21 and voted to cut nearly $400,000 from the current city budget due to revenue shortages resulting from circuit breaker fallout.
Five areas will be cut from the city budget to cover losses from three townships affecting Nappanee. The exact amount of the loss was listed as $398,322.72. That is the reduction in 2010 property taxes to be paid in 2011.
An estimated $97,127.90 was lost in property tax reductions in Locke Township.
Another $278,803.33 was lost through Union Township adjustments.

Children's resale set for this Saturday

March 23, 2011

WAKARUSA — Just as surely as warmer weather signals the advent of spring, there comes the arrival of one of Wakarusa's most eagerly anticipated events. It's a sprawling, spiritual shopping adventure that draws impressive crowds often spanning across two states.

It is once again time for the annual Children's Spring and Summer Resale, which will take place at the Wakarusa Missionary Church March 26 between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. The church is located at 202 W. Waterford St. just west of downtown Wakarusa.

Winter sports MVPs

March 16, 2011

NorthWood High School recently held its winter sports awards banquet. Winners as team most valuable players were girls swimming co-MVPs Brenna Ghigliotto and Brittany Grove; girls diving MVP Melissa Berger; girls basketball MVP Morgan Olson; cheerleading MVP Kaitlin McFarland; boys swimming MVP Jared Lechlitner; wrestling MVP Zach Telschow; boys diving MVP Trent Jacobs; and boys basketball MVP Michael Paul.

Coppes Commons preserving past, building for future

March 14, 2011

NAPPANEE — After decades of uncertainty, Thomas Mast gave new life to the Coppes factory just east of downtown when he bought it in 2007. Now, reinvented as Coppes Commons, Mast wants to turn the sprawling facility into a premier center for commerce and gathering.

"This an opportunity for businesses to come in and sell and produce" Mast said. "It's a unique atmosphere."

When Mast took over the cavernous, 180,000-square foot structure made up of at least 15 building projects between 1887-1955, many scoffed.

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