ThursdayOctober 2, 2014,

New Carlisle News
The 2014-15 Flu season has begun in Clark County PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:17

The 2014-15 Flu season has begun in Clark County

Flu activity has begun in Clark County. The Clark County Combined Health District (CCCHD) encourages Clark County residents to get their influenza vaccine.

So far this flu season, two influenza A-associated hospitalizations have been reported to CCCHD.

“Prevention continues to be the name of the game”, said Charles Patterson, Health Commissioner. “We encourage residents to get immunizations at their Doctor, Pharmacy, or at their local Health District”.

Symptoms of influenza can include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. All residents should take time to get a flu vaccine as it is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. There are also everyday preventative actions to stop the spread of flu:

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 15:29
 
BCU CROP Mini Hunger Walk to be added to New Carlisle CROP Hunger Walk 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:44

You can’t take too many steps in any direction these days without seeing the CROP Hunger Walk posters and signs: a foot print with the legend “Ending Hunger One Step at a Time.” It is just about time for the annual 5K walk held every year here in New Carlisle, and heading out as usual from the starting point of New Carlisle Church of the Brethren on Main Street. The site of dedicated walkers (and sometimes runners, bikers and roller skaters!) is an annual event, but this year we are adding a new element.

Well, a new one…and an “old” one. For the first time locally, the Bethel Churches United organizers are adding a new

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:57
 
Council Discusses 9/11, LGF & Pickleball PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 23:26

Officials from the City of New Carlisle passed a resolution remembering September 11, 2001 at the City Council meeting held Tuesday, September 2.

“Whereas, on September 11, 2001, we, as Americans, experienced acts of terrorism, the magnitude of which had never been felt on American soil…” the resolution reads. “Whereas, we, furthermore want to express our continued concern for all who lost relatives and friends in New York, at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania, and for the well-being of all who were injured.”

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:42
 
Schools not placing emphasis on Patriots Day PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 22:38

By Sarah Anne Carter

On Sept. 11, 2001, the world stood still, but 13 years later, most local schools are barely pausing to recognize Patriot’s Day.

Elaine Estes, former teacher with Tecumseh Local Schools, remembers how students would wear red, white and blue on Patriot’s Day and there would be a moment of silence at the time that the first plan had hit the World Trade Center. She recalls that teachers would discuss the Sept. 11 events with their students.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:41
 
Local Pastor Relieved of Duty PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:04

Jerry Francis, pastor of Great Hope Community Church has been relieved of duty for “pastoral misconduct,” according to Jeff Kephart, Regional Director of the Missionary Church.

Francis was released in late August. Church officials refused to elaborate any further.

“We are offering our assistance to Great Hope in moving forward,” said Kephart. “We are helping them form a search committee to find a new pastor.”

“Great Hope is moving forward,” said Joe Porter, and Elder and the Worship Director at Great Hope. “The future looks good.”

Kephart said that support and counseling services have been offered to Francis and his family. “God loves Jerry, and so do we,” he said.

The church has a regular attendance of between 40 and 50 each week. Services are held on Saturday evenings.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:10
 
Local Government Funds Reduced—NC Questions County’s Alternative Formula PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:58

Officials from the City of New Carlisle attended Clark County’s Public Budget Commission meeting held Wednesday, August 27 prepared to voice their concerns on the county’s formula for Local Government Fund distribution, only to be told that they would be receiving even less than originally estimated just a few weeks ago.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:59
 
Pike Township To Place Aggregation On Nov. Ballot—Public Meeting Set For Oct. 8 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:36

Following suit with a number of local townships, Pike Township will place electric and natural gas aggregation on the November 4 ballot. Like Bethel and Mad River Townships, trustees in Pike Township have elected to use Trebel, LLC as their aggregation firm, which, if approved by voters, would guarantee a no-cost opt-out of the program at any time.

If approved by voters in the November ballot, Trebel, LLC wouldn’t begin soliciting bids for energy rates until next spring, after all of the legal maneuvers are set in place. Energy

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 02:58
 
Home Experts Realty taking over Gandee Realty PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 23:24

By Sarah Anne Carter

While one real estate company is going out of business, another has stepped in to fill the gap – and to help downtown New Carlisle.

After 65 years, Gandee Realty is closing its doors so the owner can retire.

The real estate company shared its building with American Family Insurance at 105 S. Main Street, which had that company wondering if it could last at the location by itself.

However, Home Experts Realty, a real estate company with several offices in the surrounding counties, has taken Gandee Realty over and will move into its location.

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Bethel Trustees Accept Gas Aggregation Bid—Level Billing Included In Contract PDF Print E-mail
Written by Maggie Yowler   
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 17:10