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Boil order issued for Nappanee

November 11, 2013

The City of Nappanee experienced a malfunction at its water treatment facility this morning around 7:30 a.m., according to Mayor Larry Thompson.
Water Utility personnel are currently investigating the cause of this malfunction. Water pressure is currently being restored to the city.
Because of the loss of water pressure system wide, it is necessary to issue a citywide boil order.
In the mean time, utility customers are asked to boil all water used for human consumption prior to use. The Water Utility will notify all customer when the boil order is lifted.

Wa-Nee principals nominated for award

November 7, 2013

Wa-Nee Community Schools is celebrating the recent announcement that two of the district's leaders are in the running for some very distinctive honors. The news was shared among members of the school board during a session held on Monday evening, Oct. 28.
The Indiana Association of School Principals has notified the Wa-Nee administration that David Maugel, NorthWood High School principal, and Alan Thompson, principal of Woodview Elementary, have both been nominated for the title of Principal of the Year in their respective fields.

Five for the Homeless prepares for the winter

November 7, 2013

For the past year, John Shafer has been on a mission to bring warmth to the homeless of Chicago and Michiana.
On Oct. 26, he took a group to Chicago again to provide individuals living on the streets with care packages and blankets, like he does at least once a month.
"We went to Chicago for a shopping trip with a friend," he explained as he told the story of his decision to start the Chicago and Michiana Five for the Homeless organization.

** To read the entire article, see the Oct. 31, 2013 issue of the Nappanee Advance News.

Redevelopment to accept bids on flowershop items

November 7, 2013

The old Fred's Flower Shop building has been purchased by the Nappanee Redevelopment Commission.
Rather than hiring a team to salvage out the equipment inside, the commission has elected to give the people an opportunity to purchase anything inside.

** To read the entire article, see the Nov. 7, 2013 issue of the Nappanee Advance News

Apple Fest nominated for Best of Indiana

November 7, 2013

The Nappanee Apple Festival has been nominated for the Best Signature Food Item for the 600-pound apple pie known, which brings over 85,000 people to Nappanee every year.
Go to www.in.gov/visitindiana and click on the "Best of Indiana" tab. Select "Vote Now" under "Indiana's Best Signature Food Item and vote for Nappanee, but hurry! The contest ends Friday!

Annual Old Fashioned Days starts Friday

September 5, 2013

BREMEN — Money for school is the reason behind the Third Annual Old Fashioned Days coming up in Bremen.
Rentown is the sponsor of the event that will raise funds for Rolling Meadows School. The festival starts at 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 5, and continues Saturday and Sunday.
Many will remember lots of the exhibits and activities from Koontz Hardware’s show that went on every fall for many years.

Nappanee American Legion is having a roast!

September 5, 2013

Nappanee American Legion is having a roast!

A helping hand: Group aims to help the homeless

September 1, 2013

NAPPANEE — During a Christmas shopping trip to Chicago in November, 2012, John Shafer was touched by the many homeless people filling the streets. Shafer immediately felt the need to help them.
“I thought in a city of three million, if everyone could give five hours – or as little as $5 – what a difference that could make for those people,” said Shafer. “But I didn’t really think I personally could do anything, I’m just one person.”
Thoughts of how he could possibly help those with no roof over their heads continued to fill the Nappanee resident’s mind.

What we want may not be the best thing for us

August 29, 2013

“In the Dailyness of Life ...”

On our recent two week vacation, I had a plan. I wanted to see a moose.
After all, Maine is known for them and we’d be spending four nights there and two in New Hampshire as well.
While in Acadia National Park, I made sure to ask the park rangers for the best directions to view these awesome creatures.
I’d seen them years ago when we’d camped in Yellowstone; I hoped to be able to see them up close and personal again.
But, my idea of moose viewing was hastily halted when I learned that the best place to see them was actually a 2-3 hour further drive.

On sale now!

August 29, 2013

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