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Yoder to replace Neff as coach

June 21, 2013

NAPPANEE — When legendary Wa-Nee teacher and coach Steve Neff announced that the 2013-14 girls basketball season would be his last at NorthWood High School, it was a very bittersweet occasion.
The administration and school board were faced with what could have been a very daunting decision.
How does one go about selecting a candidate that would be worthy of continuing a victorious momentum spanning nearly four decades?

Column: Revenge: A dish best served without ink, paper

June 21, 2013

It seems society takes things way too seriously these days.
As is often the case in the newsroom, there is often discussion about what is happening to society, how it was different way back when and what needs to happen to fix attitudes, actions and behaviors. Sometimes the discussion is a little off-the-wall,a little sarcastic and sometimes irreverent.
Given the deadline pressures, balancing of multiple stories and covering sometimes highly-charged meetings, this is a way to release stress.

Petty, Heartbreakers solid in sold-out Indy show

June 21, 2013

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – In front of a sold-out crowd at Klipsch Music Center on Saturday, June 15, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers put on a solid show, playing most of the band’s iconic songs spanning over three decades.
“Nice to be back in Indiana,” Petty said before segueing into the band’s third number of the night, “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” which prominently name drops the Hoosier State in the song.
“You don’t have to be home early, do ya?” Petty asked the crowd of about 24,500. “Maybe pay the babysitter something extra.”

TobyMac headlining Friend Fest

June 13, 2013

NAPPANEE — Summer is here, which is nice for outdoor events, but especially for one extravagant event set for later this month – a concert featuring Christian artist TobyMac and 21 other performers. 
The WFRN Friend Fest of this year is scheduled for Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22. 
Those in Nappanee will be closest to the location, but it is an event that many people have gone to in the past and will again attend this year.
Music often comes with the season of summer, and that is why the WFRN Friend Fest will be quite a hit in the Elkhart County area.

Look deep enough to see the real game

June 13, 2013

Warm during the day and cool in the evening usually signifies football season is here, but that was not the case the first weekend in June.
Wearing shorts and a T-shirt in the afternoon with the sun shining was perfect, but once the evening came, so did doubling up on sweatshirts and grabbing coats and blankets to keep warm to watch the baseball games.
Skyler played in a tournament in Mentone May 31-June 2 that saw Mother Nature drop 6 inches of rain Friday night, delaying games by only an hour on Saturday.

To the future: NWHS Class of 2013 says goodbye

June 13, 2013

NAPPANEE — The Class of 2013 was celebrated with “Pomp and Circumstance” during graduation ceremonies held at NorthWood High School on June 7.
During his welcome and introduction, Principal David Maugel,applauded the many academic, athletic, vocal, acoustic and agricultural achievements and awards the class had earned over the past four years – including advancement to state level competitions with several state titles among them.

Become involved in stopping elder abuse locally

June 7, 2013

Each year, thousands of seniors living in our communities are victims of elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, it is estimated that 1-2 million Americans, age 65 or older have been injured, exploited or otherwise mistreated by someone whom they depend on for care or protection.
However, many of these cases go unreported to law enforcement or other investigative agencies.
In Elkhart County, Adult Protective Services is responsible for investigating any good faith report that alleges abuse, neglect, or exploitation.

Sectional champs!

June 6, 2013

The NorthWood Panthers won the 2013 IHSAA Sectional #21 baseball championship. Front from left, Tanner Farmwald, Kyle McCoy, Trent Sellers, Tanner Cleveland, Assistant Coach Matt Cox, Dominic Miranda, Chad Herschberger, Chad Sellers. Back from left, Assistant Coach Todd Cleveland, Ian Smith, Tyler Minnich, Tristen Moore, Josh Miller, Chad Ervin, Tommy Klem, Brock Spitaels, Will Kirkwood, Blake Cleveland, Tristen Ramirez, Mitchell Hunsberger, Head Coach Zach Benko, Hunter Lane

Waky Lion’s Club will offer chops in the park this year

June 6, 2013

WAKARUSA — Enjoying a great meal under the shade trees of Wakarusa’s downtown park will have a little different flavor this year.
The Wakarusa Lion’s Club is switching from Steak-in-the-Park to Pork Chops-in-the-Park this year.
“We serve this meal to raise money for multiple community activites and with the rise in beef costs this switch will help us do that better,” Past President Troy Schwartz stated. 
The Wakarusa Lion’s Club supports scholarships, boy scouts, WaNee student eye exams, field trips and much more. 

Review: “Plain and Fancy” opens at Round Barn

June 6, 2013

NAPPANEE — The 27th season of the musical “Plain and Fancy” kicked off inside the Round Barn Theatre, Wednesday, May 29, following an opening night reception held inside the Upper Room at Amish Acres Restaurant.
During the prelude to the featured performance, Executive Producer and CEO Richard Pletcher dedicated the current season to former Indiana Gov. Dr. Otis Bowen and his wife, Carol.
The former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Bowen was a big supporter of the Round Barn Theatre.

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