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ANDSCAPES L Ouabache – Maumee – Salamonie

featuring Adams, Jay & Wells Counties in NORTHEAST INDIANA


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Tuesday thru Thursday 5pm-9pm; Friday & Saturday 5pm-10pm Kitchen closes 30 minutes before lounge

360 N. Main Street • Bluffton, Indiana


February 8 Chilly Chili Run

Ouabache State Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

February 14 Romance at the Limberlost

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

March 2 Owls: Superheroes of the Night

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

March 7-8 Fiber Fest & Spin-In

Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland

March 8 Spotlight on Decatur

Bellmont Middle School, Decatur (260) 724-2604

April 12 Swiss Village 5K

Swiss Village, Berne

April 25 Creatures of the Night

Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

April 26 Run Over Violence 5K

Adams Memorial Hospital, Decatur

Wine Tasting

Lighted Gardens, Ossian (260) 622-4251

May 3 Bison Hike

Ouabache State Park, Bluffton (260) 468-2127

Rainbow Bend Bird Hike

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

May 10 Citywide Garage Sales Citywide, Berne (260) 589-8080

Guided Marsh Tour

Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

Run with Endurance 5K

Common Ground Church, Decatur

May 14-17 Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Spring Swap Meet Tri-State Club Grounds, Portland

May 16 Teens with Tunes

Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

May 17 Junior Achievement SA 5K South Adams Schools, Berne

Kroozin’ the Courthouse Jay County Courthouse, Portland

May 24 Creature Feature

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

Memorial Day Flea Market Downtown, Geneva (260) 368-7251

May 28-31 Dunkirk Glass Days Downtown, Dunkirk

May 31 Loblolly Wildflower Safari

Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

June 5 Chicks Run 5K City Hall, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

June 6 The J Taylors

Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

June 7 Lions Club 5K

Adams Central Schools, Monroe

June 7-8 11th Annual Gathering of Great Lakes Nations

Tri-State Club Grounds, Portland

June 8 Haystack Luncheon

Swiss Heritage Village, Berne (260) 589-8007

June 12 Limberlost Trailblazer 2K

Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

June 13 Sculpture Tour Downtown, Decatur (260) 724-3939

June 14

Bridge Church 5K

Bridge Church, Decatur

June 19 Limberlost Trailblazer 3K

Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

June 20 Motor Sports Festival Downtown, Decatur (260) 724-2604

Strawberries & Jazz

Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

June 21 Bison Bonanza Bash

Ouabache State Park, Bluffton (260) 468-2127

Flat 50 Plus Bike Tour

Bellmont High School, Decatur

June 26 Limberlost Trailblazer 4K

Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

June 28 Car Show

Downtown, Geneva (260) 368-7251

Mud Run / Kids’ Soggy Jog Wabash River Wetlands, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

July 4 Bald Eagle Program

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

4th of July Celebration

Bluffton Middle School, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

July 5 Smokey Bear’s Birthday

Ouabache State Park, Bluffton (260) 468-2127

Zanna Doo

Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

July 6 Kehoe Concert Series Kehoe Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

July 7-12 Jay County Fair

Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland

July 13 Kehoe Concert Series Kehoe Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

July 19-21 Vintage Motor Bike Show

Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland


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Ouabache, Maumee, and Salamonie signify the major river basins located in the tri-county region.

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July 20 Bluegrass Jamboree

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

July 20-24 Adams County 4-H Fair

Adams County Fairgrounds, Monroe (260) 724-5322

July 24-26 Swiss Days Festival Downtown, Berne

July 25 Pink Promenade

Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

July 26 Iron Kid Triathlon

Wells Community Pool, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

Swiss Days 5K

Downtown, Berne

Tower Jam Fest

Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

July 27 Kehoe Concert Series Kehoe Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

August 2 Ouabache Olympiad

Ouabache State Park, Bluffton (260) 468-2127

August 3 Kehoe Concert Series Kehoe Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

August 9 Terry Lee Ridley & the Rockaboogie Band Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

Triathlon / Duathlon

Ouabache State Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

August 10 Kehoe Concert Series Kehoe Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

August 15 Geneva’s Geneva

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

August 15-16 Citywide Garage Sales Citywide, Decatur (260) 724-2604

August 16 Summer’s End Street Festival Downtown, Geneva (260) 368-7251

August 17 Bluegrass Jamboree

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

Kehoe Concert Series Kehoe Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

August 20-24 49th Annual Antique Gas Engine & Tractor Show

Jay County Fairgrounds, Portland

August 22-24 Kekionga Festival

Riverside Center, Decatur (260) 724-2604

August 23 Decatur Sidewalk Sales Downtown, Decatur

Summit City Barbershop Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

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August 24 Greenway Gallop 5K

Riverside Center, Decatur

Kehoe Concert Series Kehoe Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

September 4-6 Ossian Days Downtown, Ossian (260) 622-4251

September 6 Heritage Festival Swiss Heritage Village, Berne (260) 589-8007

September 13 Catch Your Breath 5K

River Greenway Trailhead, Decatur

Twilight Adventure Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

September 16-20 Bluffton Free Street Fair Downtown, Bluffton

September 20 Guided Marsh Tour Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

Harvest Hustle 5K City Hall, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

September 21 Bluegrass Jamboree Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

September 27 Autumn Owls

Ouabache State Park, Bluffton (260) 468-2127

October 3 Kinderlauf Kids Cross Country Race Swiss Heritage Village, Berne (260) 589-8007

October 4 Lehman Park Harvest Festival & Bike Ride Lehman Park, Berne (260) 849-2187

October 5 Limberlost Antique Tractor & Engine Show Downtown, Geneva (260) 368-7251

Loblolly Bird Hike

Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

October 9-11 Tri-State Gas Engine & Tractor Fall Swap Meet

Tri-State Club Grounds, Portland

October 11 Halloween Egg Hunt/Hay Ride Lancaster Park, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

October 18 Creature Feature

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

October 25 Go Greenway Glow 5K City Hall, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

October 26 Callithumpian Canter 5K Bellmont High School, Decatur

October 27 Callithumpian Parade Downtown, Decatur (260) 724-2604

October 30 Haunted Downtown Downtown, Geneva (260) 368-7251

Treats at the Tower

Muensterberg Plaza, Berne

November 1 Holiday Bazaar

South Adams Schools, Berne (260) 589-8007

November 8 Holiday Arts/Crafts Show

Jay County High School, Portland

Marsh After Dark

Loblolly Marsh, Bryant

November 9 Passenger Pigeons

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

November 28-29 Weihnachtsfest Downtown, Berne

November 29 Rainbow Lake 5K

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

December 20 December Dash 5K City Hall, Bluffton (260) 824-6069

December 24 Christmas Eve Services Swiss Heritage Village, Berne

December 31 Limberlost New Year’s Eve

Limberlost State Historic Site, Geneva

INDEX OF ADVERTISERS A Different Light.............................................................26 Adams County Economic Development.....................33 Adams Memorial Hospital............................................28 Amy’s Photography LLC.................................................33 Backyard Family Furniture.............................................24 Berne Antique Mall........................................................25 Bi-County Services, Inc..................................................32 Biggs Property Management .......................................30 Bluffton Regional Medical Center...............................28 Bluhm & Reber................................................................28 Broken B Western Store................................................25 Buffalo Wings & Rings...................................................22 Bunge North America....................................................32 Century 21 Advance Realty...........................................30 Country Lane Bakery......................................................18 Cross Creek Golf Course ...............................................24 CrownPointe Communities ..........................................30 D & H Workshop............................................................18 D. L. Schwartz Co............................................................18 E & R Seed LLC................................................................18 Earthen Treasures ....................................................25, 26 East of Chicago Pizza.....................................................22 Eastview Apartments .....................................................30 Eckhart Woodworking Inc.............................................32 El Carreton II Mexican Restaurant ..............................35 Engine House Quilt Shop..............................................26 Fear Powersports............................................................26 GM Plants & Produce.....................................................18 Grote Chiropractic.........................................................28 Ideal Suburban Homes..................................................30 Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau..........................22 Joe’s Lighting Products..................................................18 Karen’s Treasures............................................................26 Limberlost State Historic Site ......................................22 M.C. Hilty Construction ................................................18 Marko’s on 2nd ...............................................................22 McDonald’s Restaurant.................................................22 Merlin’s Martin Houses .................................................20 Micromatic LLC...............................................................32 Molly’s Place....................................................................23 Oswalt Realty...................................................................30 Outdoor Cooking Supplies...........................................20 Pizza King of Decatur ....................................................23 Portland Mayor’s Office ................................................33 R & E Sales .......................................................................20 Ramseyer Excavating .....................................................28 Reynolds Chiropractic ...................................................30 River Terrace Estates......................................................31 RMC Collision Services..................................................33 Sacred Images Photography.........................................33 Schug House Inn.............................................................24 Schwartz Blacksmith ......................................................20 Schwartz Shoe Store......................................................20 Simon’s Mfg.....................................................................26 Sonrise Aviation..............................................................33 Swiss Heritage Village & Museum ..............................22 Swiss Village Retirement Community.........................31 Swiss Woodworking Stamps & Sales ..........................20 Swissland Cheese............................................................27 Tara Steffen Fotos ..........................................................33 The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop..........................................23 Troyer’s Market...............................................................27 TW Fable Modern American Restaurant ...................23 West End Restaurant .....................................................24 Wilmen’s Country Store................................................20 Zurcher Best One Tire & Auto......................................33



A close-knit

community with strong ties to its heritage, Berne was first settled in the mid-1850s by a group of Mennonite families from Switzerland, as well as a few pioneers who had migrated from eastern states. Area farmers convinced the Grand Rapids & Indiana Railroad to bring its railway line through the settlement in December 1871, and in 1872, the town of Berne was officially established. Reflective of its origins, Berne remains a deeply religious community. The city is home to at least 17 church congregations, more than adequately serving a population of just under 4,000. First Mennonite Church, established in 1852, stands at the crossroads of two busy highways – U.S. 27 and State Road 218 – and features the largest Mennonite church sanctuary in North America. Across the street, Berne’s Muensterberg Plaza and Clock Tower were recently constructed to help foster “an abiding legacy of the faith of...ancestors.” The clock tower resembles the same structure located in Bern, Switzerland, but those designing the tower in Berne, Indiana, included special inscriptions on each side of the structure. These words – Faith, Courage, Freedom, Opportunity, Perseverance, Hard Work, Hope, and Vision –

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were chosen to reflect the values of Berne’s early settlers and are intended to be passed on to the city’s future generations. A leisurely drive outside the city in any direction reveals another group of deeply religious inhabitants – the Old Order Amish community. In fact, Adams County’s population of Old Order Amish now ranks third among other counties across the nation, when comparing the Amish population to the total number of inhabitants. Approximately 6,343 Amish reside in Adams County – most of these, in the outskirts of Berne and Geneva. Berne’s mayor and clerk-treasurer handle the city government’s dayto-day operations, while its legislative body -- a five member council -- meets twice monthly to discuss and act on ordinances, orders, and resolutions. Berne’s Board of Public Works & Safety includes oversight of local law enforcement and fire protection, as well as city streets, sanitation, transportation, sewers and utilities. The city’s nine member plan commission focuses on future development of the city. Berne industries include furniture and automotive parts manufacturing, production of automated assembly equipment, printing, publishing and more. Known as “the furniture capital of Indiana,” Berne’s retail offerings include five furniture stores. Many local non-profit entities, such as the Berne Public Library, South Adams Senior Center, Berne Chamber of Commerce, Boys & Girls Club and Swiss Village Retirement Community, enhance the daily lives of Berne’s residents. South Adams Schools, a single k-12 campus located on Berne’s south side, offers vocational training in auto mechanics and machine trades programs at the high school level. With an approximate enrollment of 1,350, South Adams Schools strives for educational excellence, offers a wide variety of extra-curricular and athletic activities, and takes pride in its student-led community service and humanitarian efforts. Berne tourist attractions include Pine Lake Waterpark and Swiss Heritage Village & Museum, as well as the Muensterberg Plaza & Clock Tower. Tours are also available at Cross Community Church, First Mennonite Church, and Hitzer Stove Inc. Popular annual events include the Swiss Days festival, held the last weekend in July, and the Weihnachtsfest, which celebrates the opening of the Christmas season the weekend following Thanksgiving.

City of Berne

158 W. Franklin Street Berne, IN 46711

Chamber of Commerce 205 E. Main Street Berne, IN 46711

(260) 589-8080

City Utilities (260) 589-8526

South Adams Schools

1075 Starfire Way Berne, IN 46711 (260) 589-3133

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Named for

the U.S. naval hero, Stephen Decatur, the City of Decatur, Indiana, was founded in 1836 by Samuel L. Rugg. A black marble monument sits on the front lawn of Decatur’s Chamber of Commerce to commemorate Rugg, the man who, according to a city proclamation, “spent hundreds of dollars of his money, causing great personal financial difficulty” to bring a road through the city to connect St. Marys, Ohio, to Fort Wayne, Indiana. The City of Decatur was incorporated in 1853 and was designated the seat of Adams County. In 1873, the county’s impressive brick courthouse was erected – a Victorian structure now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. The Adams County Courthouse still functions as the headquarters for several county government offices. A tributary of the Maumee River, the St. Marys River extends from Fort Wayne before winding through downtown Decatur on its way east to Ohio. The Kekionga Festival, held in August, takes place on the banks of

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It is extremely important that we let people who are interested in living or working in Adams County know what is available and happening in our community. I highly recommend and support this publication in promoting the Decatur community and all of Adams County. —Mayor John Schultz, City of Decatur

the St. Marys. The annual event features a pioneer encampment and living history village, along with an old-fashioned praise and worship church service, the popular Taste of Decatur restaurant sampler, and downtown sidewalk sales. The Decatur Chamber of Commerce also hosts an annual business expo in March, the Motor Sports Festival in June, and a Callithumpian Festival in October. Decatur’s Callithumpian Festival features the largest Halloween parade in the Midwest. With an area of nearly five square miles, Decatur’s population is just over 9,400. The city is home to the county’s only hospital – Adams Memorial – which was established more than 90 years ago. Today, the Adams Health Network includes a continuing care retirement community, an assisted living facility, and a cooperative of local and visiting physicians and specialsts from nearby Fort Wayne. Industry in Decatur ranges from food production and packaging to manufacturing of recreational vehicles, including RVs, motorhomes and powerboats. Bunge North America’s Decatur plant has been in operation since 1818, processing soybeans and manufacturing products such as bulk and bottled vegetable oil, shortening, lecitin, and meal for animal feeds. North Adams Community Schools, serving Decatur and the northern part of Adams County, provide a variety of programs and services, including a comprehensive PreK – 12 program for highability students that offers content acceleration and enrichment, Advanced Placement courses in all core content areas, and multiple opportunities for students to obtain dual high school/college credit prior to graduating. A variety of technical-vocational opportunities are available to high school students, including certification in Project Lead the Way, and Pathways to Engineering. Decatur attractions include Elephant Rock (a memorial to Indiana author Gene Stratton-Porter), Decatur Greenway, Adams County Historical Museum, and the Decatur Sculpture Walk. Established in 2012, the Sculpture Walk features a year-round outdoor/indoor art exhibit with up to 16 sculptures situated in downtown Decatur. Sculptures are on loan to the public and may be purchased from the artists. Decatur is a beautiful, historic city with friendly Hoosier people. With a pleasant mix of newer homes, well-maintained older homes, tree-lined streets and gardens, it’s a great place to live, work and raise a family!

City of Decatur

225 W. Monroe Street Decatur, IN 46733 (260) 724-7171

Chamber of Commerce 125 E. Monroe Street Decatur, IN 46733

(260) 724-2604

North Adams Schools

625 Stadium Drive Decatur, IN 46733 (260) 724-7146

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Designated a

Bird Town of Indiana by the Indiana Audobon Society in September 2013, Geneva is proud to be the first community in the state to receive this designation in recognition of its commitment to the protection and conservation of bird populations and habitat. Following the example of famed author and one-time resident Gene StrattonPorter, the Town of Geneva and many of its residents have actively worked to restore and preserve acres of wetlands in the area. The community features a 106acre bird sanctuary and the 112-acre Wabash River Rainbow Bend Park. In 2012, a new visitor’s center opened near Stratton-Porter’s log cabin at the Limberlost State HIstoric Site. The addition of a classroom, exhibit space and public restrooms have allowed the site to better accommodate individual visitors and groups alike. Other area attractions include Golf Club of the Limberlost and Amishville, U.S.A. Home to approximately 1,380 residents, Geneva’s downtown was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. Geneva also has a small industrial base, with one of Red Gold’s largest tomato processing facilities located at the south end of town. A significant portion of Adams County’s Old Order Amish population resides in rural Geneva, as well.

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Town of Geneva 411 E. Line Street Geneva, IN 46740

(260) 368-7251

Chamber of Commerce 411 E. Line Street Geneva, IN 46740 (260) 368-7251

Town Utilities (260) 368-7251

South Adams Schools

1075 Starfire Way Berne, IN 46711 (260) 589-3133




in the geographic center of Adams County lies the town of Monroe, home to nearly 1,000 residents. Monroe was originally platted in 1849.

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Although it became a stop on the railroad that connected Fort Wayne to Richmond, the town was not incorporated until 1906. By that time, what is now “downtown” was in place, as were many homes – several constructed from the tile block that was being manufactured in the southwest portion of the town.

Monroe Town Hall 102 S. Polk Street Monroe, IN 46772 (260) 692-6215

Town Utilities (260) 692-6215

Adams Central Schools 222 W. Washington Street Monroe, IN 46772 (260) 692-6629

Monroe Family Medicine 205 Tower Drive Monroe, IN 46772 (260) 692-6163

Monroe has more than doubled in size since its selection in 1949 for the location of Adams Central School, one of the first school consolidations in the State of Indiana. Today, Adams Central is annually ranked as one of the top ten academic schools in Indiana and regularly enjoys athletic successes, including state championships in football, baseball, and wrestling, as well as a number of academic competitions. Local industries include semi-trailer and specialty wood products manufacturing. Monroe is also home to Zurcher’s BestOne Tire & Auto Care, the largest independent tire dealer in the U.S. The Adams County 4-H Fairgrounds are located in Monroe. The Monroe Youth League offers teeball, baseball and softball programs at Don Ray Memorial Park. The park features four ball diamonds, two practice diamonds, three batting cages and concession stand.

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County seat

of “the only Jay in the USA,” Portland might be a small, rural community in Northeast Indiana – but, for its size, the city of 6,800 has a lot to offer!

Jay County was named for John Jay, the first chief justice of the United States Supreme Court. Land once occupied by two Native American reservations was purchased from the Miami Tribe and made available to settlers. Portland was chosen as the county seat, and the magnificent county courthouse was completed in 1919. The Jay County Fairgrounds, located on the east side of the city, hosts a variety of annual events, including the world’s largest antique gas engine & tractor show and the nation’s largest vintage motor bike show, that attract visitors from around the globe. Other Portland attractions include the Jay County Historical Museum, Museum of the Soldier, Jay County Antique Mall, and the Arch Bridge – the only concrete bowstring-truss bridge in Indiana. For more than a decade, the National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture has been host to an annual gathering of Great Lakes Nations at Portland’s Tri-State Association Grounds. The

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Portland offers diversity in economic development, employment, and educational, cultural, housing and shopping opportunities. We look forward to your return and your relocation to our community! —Mayor Randy Geesaman, City of Portland

NCGLNAC holds cultural arts/crafts and educational workshops in Portland, as well. But, the city’s cultural attractions aren’t reserved only for tourists. Arts Place, located downtown, presents a series of performing arts events, as well as visual art exhibits, throughout the year. The organization also offers a variety of arts classes for children and adults through its ArtWorks program and individual or group music lessons through the MusicWorks program. Portland has placed great emphasis on the community’s educational offerings. It is the mission of Jay School Corporation, the sixth largest of Indiana’s school districts in land area, to provide an educational program that “causes students to think, reason, communicate and make positive contributions” to the community. John Jay Center for Learning, located in downtown Portland, is “dedicated to helping people achieve satisfaction and lifelong employability through education.” The local economy relies on both agriculture and industry. Portland’s workforce benefits from local educational programs, and the city’s businesses often attract employees from nearby counties, as well. Portland’s mayor presides over city government and its operations. The seven-member city council serves as a legislative body. Other important city government departments include the housing authority, building & planning board, and historic preservation commission. The community recognizes its responsibility to care for and maintain the area’s natural resources. Two nature preserves have been established in rural Portland, with more than 135 acres of land and nearly three miles of walking trails between them. And, the Bird Sanctuary adds another 100 acres of restored wetlands with a 1/4mile loop trail of medium difficulty. Portland’s 33-acre Hudson Family Park, located within city limits, features an amphitheater, 5-acre pond, walking/biking trails, nature trails, and a children’s play area. The city employees’ motto, “Partners for Excellence in Public Service,” reflects Portland’s commitment in providing the highest level of service to the community.

City of Portland 321 N. Meridian Street Portland, IN 47371 (260) 726-9395

Chamber of Commerce 118 S. Meridian Street Portland, IN 47371 (260) 726-4481

Jay School Corporation 1976 W. Tyson Road Portland, IN 47371 (260) 726-9306

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Visitors to

Wells County will often hear the City of Bluffton referred to as “The Parlor City,” a nickname earned after this municipality became one of the first in the state to pave its streets. Older residents still recall sitting on their front porches, or “parlors,” on warm summer evenings to visit with neighbors or wave to passersby. The county seat, Bluffton is home to one of the more memorable courthouses found in Indiana. This massive, Romanesque-style structure, possessing a 140-foot clock tower and impressive sandstone carvings, continues to serve the city residents much as it did when first constructed in 1891. Ouabache State Park, linked to Bluffton by a scenic, five-mile paved Rivergreenway winding along the Wabash River, offers a breathtaking, panoramic observation from one of the few fire towers remaining in the state. Visitors take in an eagle-eye view of Indiana’s last year-round bison exhibit, the 1,104-acre property with its modern and primitive campsites, and Kunkle Lake, which offers fishing, canoeing and other adventures to any guest wishing to get away from the day-to-day.

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The new Landscapes Travel & Relocation Guide will be an essential addition to the information we distribute here at the Chamber of Commerce/Visitors Center in Wells County. We are excited for the added exposure and think it is a great opportunity to promote Wells County. —Suzanne Huffman, Executive Director Wells County Chamber of Commerce

Throughout Bluffton, small businesses are growing at an unprecedented rate, playing a crucial role in the growth of the community. Fine jewelry and clothing stores, florists, custom designs, and haute cuisine satisfy a taste for luxury without big-city prices. Few can resist the appealing aroma of gourmet cuisine on the patio of TW Fable’s fine dining establishment. Yet, it’s an entrepreneurial spirit, a solid work ethic and the willingness to roll up sleeves and embrace the future that provides local stability and continued growth for employers, as well as employees. Wells County is home to a wide array of industries that manufacture anything from artificial valves essential to sustain human life, to snacks found on the most dedicated football fan’s tailgating menu. Ownership ranges from local, private entrepreneurs to multinational firms. The agribusiness community also thrives in Wells County, where new technology, ranging from bio-fuel to wind energy to high-tech animal feeding operations, is embraced and supported. It’s the quality of life that brings people back to “The Parlor City.” On any warm summer weekend, hundreds of visitors line the Wabash River banks at Kehoe Park, an inviting outdoor concert venue, to enjoy local and regional artists filling the Bluffton skies with music during the Summer Concert Series. Bluffton’s Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre, constructed in 1994 through private donations, is home to the Wells County Creative Arts Council and the Wells County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development. Events held here throughout the year include at least eight gallery exhibits, fine arts opportunities for youth and adults, dances, receptions and other community activities. The Centre is joined to Kehoe Park and its amphitheatre by a footbridge over the Wabash River. Community leaders say this magnificent facility is a shining example of arts and commerce partnering in a one-of-a-kind achievement. Bluffton is a great place to visit. Better yet, it’s a great place to call “home!”

City of Bluffton

128 E. Market Street Bluffton, IN 46714 (260) 824-1520

Wells County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development 211 Water Street Bluffton, IN 46714

(260) 824-0510

Bluffton-Harrison Schools 805 E. Harrison Street Bluffton, IN 46714 (260) 824-2620

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D.L. Schwartz Co.


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Country Lane Bakery & Gifts Been lonesome for Grandma’s home baking? Follow U.S. 27 north of Berne, Indiana, or south of Monroe, to 400 South, and follow the signs. Taste again the flaky pies Grandma used to bake, or the crusty, fried pies, cinnamon rolls, noodles, angel food cakes, homemade bread, or homemade candies at Christmas time – always fresh at Country Lane Bakery & Gifts. 4224 S 450 W, Berne, IN 46711.

D.L. Schwartz Co. is a unique store with a wide variety of products, ranging from nonelectric lighting for the home, farm supplies, butchering and food processing equipment, household items, horseshoeing supplies and much more. 4 miles north of Berne on U.S. Hwy 27. Hours: 8 to 5 M-F and 8 to 11:30 Saturdays. Stop by for FREE Farm & Home Supply Catalog! 2188 S. US 27, Berne, IN 46711. 1-800-955-3064 •••••••••••••••••••



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E & R Seed, LLC

See Map on Page 19

Our aim is to build fine, sturdy furniture and cabinets with good quality. We also restore old furniture and resurface cabinets. We’re a home business, done the old-fashioned way, with 14 years of experience — large enough to serve you and small enough to need you! Come and see us or write to us. Please include a phone number so we may contact you. 1343 E 1000 S, Geneva, IN 46740.

We are your lawn and garden supplier. We offer a very wide variety of high-quality flower and vegetable seeds, turf seeds, and forage seeds – many organic, heirloom and open-pollinated varieties. NO GMO seeds. We can supply you with a home garden packet or enough to plant 10 acres! We offer greenhouses from hobby size to large commercial sizes and all the supplies and accessories to go with them. We offer a large selection of plant foods, fertilizers, pesticides, irrigation supplies and more. Everything you need to be an excellent gardener! 1356 E 200 S, Monroe, IN 46772.




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GM Plants & Produce

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D & H Workshop





6,600 square-foot greenhouse offering large selection of PROVEN WINNERS ® annuals and perennials and ColorChoice ® Flowering Shrubs. 1,000-plus hanging baskets and planters of various sizes in season (Apr.Jun.). PW soil and plant food available, as well as hanging baskets and planters to create your own masterpieces! Excellent variety of fall mums in various sizes and combinations (Aug.-mid Oct.). 2575 W 250 S, Berne, IN 46711.





Joe’s Lighting Products began selling Coleman lanterns and parts in 1975. Over the years, they have added more products, including kerosene lamps and parts, Hitzer heating stoves, and Ashland kitchen ranges. Joe’s also carries kerosene heaters and a wide variety of heater wicks. 2898 S. 000 Road, Monroe, IN 46772. ••••••••••••••••••


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M. C. Hilty Construction

A family-owned and operated business since 1991. Experienced in all types of residential, agriculture, new construction, remodel, concrete, roofing, siding. Have built several new homes in area. Also involved in specialty projects, including restoration of a belfry on an old county schoolhouse, and a dentist office in a bank barn. Our goal is customer satisfaction! 2575 W 250 S, Berne, IN 46711. Voicemail: 260.768.8154



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John H. Schwartz first began offering shoe repair in 1990. Neighbors urged him to begin selling shoes and boots. His first shoe line was LaCrosse, but he later added service rubber wear boots, Carolina Shoes, and Double H Boot Company. Today, John’s best-selling shoe is Red Wing. Mon.Weds. & Fri. 8 to 5, Sat. 8 to 3. Closed Thurs. 555 E 300 S, Monroe, IN 46772. •••••••••••••••••• 12

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R & E Sales

R & E Sales carries bulk food and spices, as well as a variety of cheeses, canning supplies, fabric and sewing supplies, dinnerware and flatware, and chocolates for the holidays. Open Monday - Saturday. 825 E 200 S, Monroe, IN 46772. 11


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Merlin’s Martin Houses

Are you interested in attracting America’s most-wanted bird by starting a purple martin colony or expanding an existing colony? We have a good, quality, low-maintenance PVC birdhouse, complete with pole, cable and winch, and ground socket. We also carry cedar nest trays, gourds, and racks. So, stop by Merlin’s Martin Houses – open evenings and Saturdays. 1757 S 200 W, Monroe, IN 46772.




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Outdoor Cooking Supplies Outdoor Cooking Supplies is a branch of Schwartz Blacksmith, LLC. We sell Primo ceramic grills, BBQ grills, campfire grills, tripods, Lodge Dutch ovens and skillets, cast iron kettles, Royal Oak regular and lump charcoal, Meadow Creek and Primo seasonings, rubs and sauces, cookbooks and much more. We are located between Berne and Monroe, along U.S. Highway 27. 2194 US 27, Berne, IN 46772. (260) 6921464


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Swiss Woodworking Stamps & Sales LLC Swiss Woodworking, Stamps and Sales LLC, established in 2004 and located on the north edge of Berne, has something for everyone! The store offers handcrafted wooden items for the home, as well as wooden toys and doll furniture. The shelves are also loaded with items for scrapbooking, card making and stamping supplies. 371 West 500 South, Berne, IN 46711. Voicemail (260)849-9669


Schwartz Blacksmith, LLC is a familyowned company that has been in business since 1935. We specialize in custom steel fabricating. We sell welding supplies, steel, stainless steel, v-belts, pulleys, bearings, bolts and nuts, hand pumps, brass cylinders, pipe and rod, LED truck and trailer lights, and much more. We also sharpen Bush Hog blades and center cutters. 2194 US 27, Berne, IN 46711. (260) 692-1464





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This country store was opened in 1981 and has been a family-owned business. We sell herbs, fabrics, cleaning supplies, toys, books, canning supplies, china sets, cookware, and quilts, as well as all kinds of furniture: bedroom suites, chests, dining tables, china cupboards and more. We also do custom pieces. 421 E 100 S, Monroe, IN 46772.

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Visit northern Indiana’s largest outdoor museum! Featuring The World’s Largest Cider Press, a one-room school, Civil Warera farmhouse, and a church built around 1860 by the first Mennonite fellowship in Indiana. Also, enjoy our 4000-sq. ft. indoor museum. June 1-October 31, MondaySaturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1200 Swiss Way, Berne, IN 46711. www.swissheritage. org 260.589.8007 See ad page 28.

Jay County Visitor & Tourism Bureau Glass Museum, Military Museum, Arts Place, World’s Largest Gas Engine and Tractor Show, Nation’s Largest Vintage Bike Show, History, Genealogy, Shopping, Antiques, Golf, Camping, Lodging, Restaurants, Loblolly Marsh, Group Tours. 118 S. Meridian Street, Suite C, Portland, IN 47371. www.visitjaycounty. com 260. 726.3366 See ad on page 26.






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East of Chicago Pizza Company East of Chicago Pizza Company offers more than just great-tasting pizza. We offer a great selection of oven-baked subs, crisp salads, wings (regular and boneless) with a variety of sauces, plus buffet at lunch and supper. Loaded nachos is just one of many side items listed under “great additions,” and most importantly, we offer our customers quality and value everyday. 1325 U.S. 27 North, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.8891 See ad page 27.

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Limberlost State Historic Site Features 1895 Queen Ann-style log home built for author Gene Stratton-Porter. Known today for writing A Girl of the Limberlost, she also studied the nearby Limberlost Swamp. Take the tour and learn about this multi-talented author and ongoing wetland restoration projects. Cabin and Visitor Center open Tues. thru Sat. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., closed Mondays. Closed Sundays during winter. 200 E. 6th Street, Geneva, IN 46740. 260.368.7428 See ad page 20.


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Buffalo Wings & Rings Buffalo Wings & Rings in Portland, IN... Quick lunch or delicious dinner. We offer express lunches and weekday specials. More than the best wings, we have great burgers, salads, BBQ and more! Full bar & family dining. To GO orders, just call 7269647. Great Food, Great Prices. Open 7 days a week. Located on Hwy 67 just west of Walmart! 1204 W. Votaw Street, Portland, IN 47371. 260.726.9647 See ad page 25.

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Marko’s on 2nd Marko’s on 2nd, located in the heart of Decatur, Indiana, is known for its upscale southern cuisine and features the freshest seafood in the area, as well as hand-cut steaks. Marko’s also features an extensive martini and wine list, perfect for evening cocktails. 135 S. 2nd Street, Decatur, IN 46733. 260.724.8880 See ad page 25.

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Molly’s Place Molly’s Place is a family restaurant and bar located at and attached to Decatur’s bowling alley, Villa Lanes. Come in for slowsmoked ribs and classic bar food. 1704 Nuttman Avenue, Decatur, IN 46733. 260.724.2747 See ad page 28.

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Pizza King of Decatur Locally owned and operated. Serving the Adams County area since 1971. Famous smorgasbord on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday through Friday at lunch. Give the King a Ring! 310 E. Monroe Street, Decatur, IN 46733. 260.728.2151 See ad page 24.


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The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop The Old 27 Ice Cream Shop offers 27 Flavors, Food, Treats and Fun! Located downtown Decatur on 2nd Street. Come see the Sculpture Tour. The journey begins here! Open May - Sept. 168 S. 2nd Street, Decatur, IN 46733. www. •••••••••••••••••••

8626 S. US Hwy 27 Between Berne & Geneva


Discover the wisdom of nature. • Vitamins and Herbs • Natural and Gourmet Foods • Traditional Chinese Medicines • Homeopathic Remedies • Bulk Culinary Spices • Books and Literature

• Gourmet Coffees / Herbal Teas • Natural Body and Skin Care • Refrigerated / Frozen Foods • Grains, Pastas, Cereals, Flours • Children’s Herbals and Vitamins • Daily Discounts

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TW Fable Restaurant TW Fable welcomes you to a truly unique dining experience! Sit back, relax and enjoy your evening. We choose the freshest


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ingredients by starting with what’s in season – so our menu will change seasonally, along with our cocktail menu. BIG CITY ambience without BIG CITY prices. You deserve the best hospitality around. You are in our home. Cheers! 360 N. Main Street, Bluffton, IN 46714. 260.353.1360 See ad page inside front cover.

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West End Restaurant Dine at the oldest restaurant in Adams County – established in 1886! Enjoy great home cooking, including chicken, fish, tenderloins and onion rings prepared with our signature batter. Beer & wine served. Daily lunch specials! 702 W. Monroe Street, Decatur, IN 46733. 260.724.2938 See ad page 26.



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Cross Creek Golf Club Cross Creek is a public course catering to both membership and daily green fee. The original nine was built by Robert Bruce Harris. After 60 years of history this 18hole, par 72, 6444-yard course features some very challenging holes. We specialize in group functions and company outings, along with tournaments and leagues for men and women. We are located at 1724 Nuttman Avenue, Decatur, IN 46733. www. 260.724.4316 See ad page 23.




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Schug House Inn Built in circa 1907, the Schug House is a study in Victorian architecture. Each room is a delightful retreat into the past. Every guestroom has its own private bathroom, television and phone. Complimentary breakfast includes fruit, locally-made cheese, homemade pastries and beverages, all served on sparkling glassware. Located just steps from Berne’s Swiss-inspired clock tower. 706 W. Main Street, Berne, IN 46711. 260.301.6393 See ad page 27.

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Backyard Family Furniture Relax in one of our beautiful pieces of lawn furniture! Watch your children or grandchildren play on their Create-YourOwn playset – one they’re sure to love! Or, choose a handsome storage barn for the backyard, with a load of options to fit your needs. Open 9:30-6:00 Mon., Weds., Thurs., Fri.; 9:00-3:00 Sat. Closed Tues. & Sun. Come see our large display at the

Fresh Seafood • Hand-Cut Steaks Southern Cuisine corner of US 27 & 300 S, Berne, IN 46711. See ad page 35. ••••••••••••••••••• 3

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Berne Antique Mall The Berne Antique Mall, located in an old church, has three floors for leisurely browsing. It features fishing lures, Hall China, Fostoria, Fenton, other glassware, beer memorabilia and much more! 105 W. Water Street, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.8050 See ad page 24. •••••••••••••••••••




Broken “B” Western Store Come visit us in the red barn! We feature 125 styles of Western boots, work boots and safety toe, along with saddles, hats, tack, belts and buckles. See our large selection of turquoise and sterling silver jewelry and gifts. Open year-round Mon. to Fri. 9-6, Sat. 9-3. Great selection with exceptional service! 8626 S. US 27, Geneva, IN 46740 (between Berne & Geneva). 260.589.3229 See ad page 23.





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Earthen Treasures Natural Food Market Since 1982, offering a complete and unique selection of vitamins, herbs, specialty supplements, natural foods, body care & more. Ask about our ET Healthy Rewards Card / Save $25! We offer personalized, professional service and welcome special orders. Our selection, prices and service are worth the drive! Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-1. Discover the wisdom of nature! Linda Gifford, Owner / Sarah Corral, Manager. 906 N. Hwy 27, Berne, IN 46711. www. 260.589.3675 See ad page 23.

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Engine House Quilt Shop opened July ‘06 in a historic building downtown Berne with classes, clubs, notions, fat quarters, kits and fabric. Hours are 10 to 5 Monday - Friday and 10 to 3 on Saturday. 164 W. Main Street, Berne, IN 46711. www. 260.589.3060 See ad page 28.


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Karen’s Treasures Karen’s Treasures offers a unique blend of new, used, antique and Amish-made furniture. The warehouse setting and low overhead allow incredible pricing on name brand furniture, such as Lane, Simmons and others, as well as Englander mattress sets. The ever-changing inventory, the great savings, and the rummage sale room keep customers coming back! Mon., Thurs., Fri. 10-5:30; Sat. 9-1:30+. 444 E. Main Street, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.2002 See ad page 24. •••••••••••••••••••


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Fear Powersports


Fear Powersports is a Polaris and Victory dealer located in Berne, Indiana. We have been selling Polaris products since 1993 and added Victory Motorcycles in 2011. We service all major brands. We look forward to you stopping by our small town to check out our large selection of ATVs and motorcycles. Visit our website or give us a call. 6908 S. US Hwy 27, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.3000

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Simon’s Manufacturing Inc. Looking for a unique gift or lawn decoration? Remember those bird baths, statues or fountains that captured your imagination? Take a look at Simon’s for the concrete and pottery items that can set your landscaping apart! We manufacture precast concrete steps to compliment your home and function as a permanent neccessity. Need steps at a porch or door? We deliver! 7315 US Hwy 27 S, Berne, IN 46711 (just south of Berne). 260.589.3223 See ad page 27.

East of Chicago offers pizza, subs, salads, hot wings, as well as an all-you-can-eat buffet at lunch & supper. US Hwy 27, on the North Edge of Berne Open Daily 11am (260) 589-8891

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Swissland Cheese Co. Swissland Cheese has been in business since 1982 – family-owned by Kirk and Mary Johnson. They have received milk from the Amish community for many years. Cheese-making was started in 2004, and the popularity of their cheeses continues to grow. Available at the outlet store north of Berne and on the Internet. Hours: Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 4310 S. US 27, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.2671 See ad page 25.


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Troyer’s Market Nestled in the beautiful country setting of Adams County lies Troyer’s Market – located here for 19 years. We have a full line of groceries, as well as a wide variety of cheeses, meats, produce, bulk foods, etc. In July, our tent opens with fresh fruit, including peaches, blueberries, plums, a variety of apples and new crop potatoes. Mon. 8:30 to 5, Thurs. & Fri. 8:30 to 6:30, Sat. 8:30 to Noon. Located on 300 S, just east of US 27, 3 miles north of Berne, Indiana. See ad page 35.

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and preventative care to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our patients. AMH offers Acute Care services (Medical/Surgical/ICU), Inpatient and Outpatient Surgery, Orthopedic surgery, Cardiopulmonary care, Laboratory services, Comprehensive Radiology (MRI, CT Scan, Ultrasound, Mammography, and Bone Density Testing), 24-hour Emergency Department, county EMS, and StatCare (urgent care). 1100 Mercer Avenue, Decatur, IN 46733. http://adamshospital. com 260.724.2145 See ad inside front panel. •••••••••••••••••••

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Offering drain, sewer and septic cleaning, as well as commercial grease evacuations and dairy farm waste removal. 3663 N 600 W, Decatur, IN 46733. (800) 388-0666 See ad page 31.



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Ramseyer Excavating


JUNE 1 THRU OCTOBER 31 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. GUIDED TOURS DAILY Adults $6 - Seniors $5 - Students $3 Group rates available for 10 or more.

Backhoe - Trenching - Ditching - Trucking Ponds - Waterways - Septic Systems. Family owned & operated since 1978. 4371 W 900 S, Poneto, IN 46781. (765) 728-5571 See ad page 35.

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Bluffton Regional Medical Center Bluffton Regional Medical Center offers a full range of digital diagnostics, pediatrics, surgery, intensive care, wound care, women’s health, emergency services, Business Health Services, and rehabilitation. Healthgrades has recognized the hospital with the Outstanding Patient Experience AwardTM for four consecutive years. Bluffton Regional is certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and has full accreditation as an Accredited Chest Pain Center. 303 S. Main Street, Bluffton, IN 46714. www.blufftonregional. com 260.824.3210 See ad back cover. •••••••••••••••••••



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Grote Chiropractic, P.C. Dr. Carla J. Grote is here to help alleviate your everyday aches and pains through chiropractic adjustments, personalized



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1-800-589-4332 (TDD) 1-800-743-3333 522 S. 13th Street Decatur, IN 46733 “This Institution is an Equal Oportunity Provider, and Employer.”

excercise & rehabilitation programs, and custom orthotics. Massage therapy also available. 320 W. Monroe Street, Decatur, IN 46733. 260.724.2510 ••••••••••••••••••• 13

Berne Map Reynolds Chiropractic, LLC Advanced Proficiency-rated in Activator Instrument Adjusting. We carry BioFreeze, Sombra, pillows, and braces. Get the best possible care at an affordable price. Open Mon.,Thurs. 9-7, Wed., Fri. 8:30-5, and Sat. 8-12. 430 Wind Ridge Trail, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.3256

Century 21 Advance Realty is the largest real estate franchise in Adams and Jay counties. Contact our Smarter, Bolder, Faster agents today to help you with buying or selling your home, farm, estate or property. Two office locations for your convenience. See our properties online at www.Century21adv. com. 817 N. US 27, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.8474 / 1203 N. Meridian Street, Portland, IN 47371. 260.726.6768 See ad pull-out map section.

but live like a home! Your new home offers Maintenance-Free Living, Two Bedrooms, Spacious Closets, Full-Size Washer/Dryer, A/C, Dishwasher, Range & Refrigerator, Private Patios & Balconies — all this, and more! Exeptional location and affordable living! Call Jenny Raugh at 260.589.8602. SR 218 & CR 000, Berne, IN 46711.


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Biggs Property Management For over thirty-five years, Biggs Property Management has been a leading authority on rental property management of specialized housing, including conventional housing, Rural Development, HUD, Tax Credit and Section 8 communities. The company manages over 3,700 rental units throughout Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, while specializing in small rural communities. 522 S. 13th Street, Decatur, IN 46733. 260.724.9131 See ad page 29.

Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the street, one can enjoy the refreshing sounds of country living from your private patio, restaurant-style dining and personal attention to your needs. This property offers the assistance when you desire a little extra help and the enjoyment of independence. Our goal is your goal – “Care you can trust” for seniors. We are located at 745 Patriot Drive, Portland, IN 47371. www. 260.726.3577 See ad page 32.

With over 50 years of experience, Ideal Suburban Homes has been a leader in the homebuilding business in Northeast Indiana. From Muncie to the Michigan line, Ideal has been delivering the American Dream to thousands of families. Ideal’s mission statement, “Building Trust and Quality in Every Home,” exemplifies their commitment to the customer. Let Ideal build your next home. 522 S. 13th Street, Decatur, IN 46733. 800.589.4332 See ad page 21.







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years and 22 years of experience in the real estate market. They will work hard for you to fulfill your dream of home ownership or selling an existing home. Jim is a certified licensed appraiser and is FHA approved. Call on them today! 2035 Commerce Dr., Ste 201 Bluffton, IN 46714. www. 260.824.8500 See ad pull-out map section.

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River Terrace Estates

There’s so much more to life at River Terrace Estates. Discover River Terrace Estates, where we bring more to every day—

more amenities and a wide array of interesting activities. Find more a friendship, priceless piece of mind. At River No matter what your needs, we can meet them. We offer an affordable continuum of care, from maintenance-free independent living to skilled nursing, Terrace Estates, we offer support along all provided by warm, dedicated professionals. you’ll find top-notch medical services, a lively community and a beautiful setting. It’s a priceless worry-free way of life! the Here entire continuum, from independent Enjoy life at River Terrace Estates. to skilled nursing care. We provide senior rehabilitation, therapeutic services, Call us today!care for residents and nonand respite (260) 824-8940 (855) 238-8460 residents, including occupational, speech, physical and cognitive therapy. We are here to meet your needs. 400 Caylor Boulevard, Bluffton, IN 46714. www. 260.824.8940 See ad page 35.

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Swiss Village Retirement Community offers Swiss Village Retirement Community residents a full range of accommodations, offers residents a full of including independent living range duplexes/

accommodations, including independent living duplexes/apartments, residential/ assisted apartments, healthcare, dementia care, private rehab suites. A state-of-theart wellness center and intergenerational programming is available. 1350 W. Main Street, Berne, Indiana

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apartments, residential / assisted apartments, health care, dementia care, private rehab suites. A state-of-the-art wellness center and intergenerational programming is available. 1350 W. Main Street, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.3173 See ad pull-out map section.

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ASSISTED LIVING Our Amenities Include: • 24-hour on-site staff • Medication reminders by hostess • On-site beauty salon • Pharmacy delivery • Planned activities • Weekly housekeeping/laundry • Daily, weekly respite care available

Founded in 1818, Bunge is a leading agribusiness and food company, with over 35,000 employees in approximately 40 different countries, dedicated to improving the global agribusiness and food production chain. The Decatur, Indiana, facility processes soybeans, produces soybean meal, hulls, and pellets, packaged and bulk oils, along with other oilseed products for consumers. 1200 N. 2nd Street, Decatur, IN, 46733. 260.724.2101 See ad pull-out map section.

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Micromatic LLC

Micromatic is a growth-oriented company that is recognized the world over for our world-class rotary actuators and automated assembly equipment. We are pursuing the creation of an outstanding team, a high-quality portfolio, and a sustainable business model, achieving superior and sustainable financial results. That’s the vision we are aggressively pursuing as we continue to expand Micromatic as a premier global enterprise. 525 Berne Street, Berne, IN 46711. 260.589.2136




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Tess Hemmelgarn, RN Sheri Arbuckle, RN

of Adams & Wells Counties

Executive Director Executive Director

(260)726-3577 745 Patriot Drive Portland, Indiana

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Eckhart Woodworking Inc.



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AIR CHARTER SERVICES 59 W. Golf Brook Drive Portland, IN 47371

(260) 729-1577

Eckhart Woodworking, Inc. was founded in 1989 by brothers Chuck, Tim, and Joe Eckhart. Our facility is located in the old sprinkler building in Monroe, Indiana. We specialize in the RV industry, custom cabinetry, and home trim packages. We look forward to celebrating 25 years serving the citizens and businesses in the greater Adams County area. Visit us at: www. 424 S. Van Buren Street, Monroe, IN, 46772. 260.692.6218 32 | Oubache - Maumee - Salamonie Landscapes

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Bi-County Services, Inc. Provides services for adults, 18 years and older, with developmental disabilities in Adams and Wells Counties. BCS is a non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide quality services, including supports such as residential group homes with 24-hour supervision, supported community living, Day Services, sheltered workshops, and Music Therapy. Health care supports are available. Funding for services is through Medicaid and Medicaid wavier(s). 425 E. Harrison Road, Bluffton, IN 46714. www. 260.824.1253

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Adams County Economic Development Corporation Dedicated to the economic growth of Adams County, we work to help businesses thrive. We can assist in tax abatements, business incentives, and workforce training funds. Our Revolving Loan Fund offers low-interest funds for gap financing to support business development. Contact us to see how we can assist your business. P.O. Box 492, Decatur, IN, 46733. www.adamscountyedc. com 260.724.2588 See ad page 31.


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RMC Collision Services Since 1987, we’ve specialized in performing high quality automotive collision repairs. At RMC Collision Services, we’re dedicated to achieving our goal of absolute customer satisfaction. Backed by our limited lifetime warranty, our qualified, experienced technicians will repair your vehicle to look brand new. Come to RMC Collision Services, Inc. for a FREE computerized estimate that is detailed, precise and reasonable. www. 5049 N. State Road 1, Ossian, IN 46777. 260.597.7441 See ad pull-out map section.

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Tara Steffen Fotos Wedding, portrait, family, business, newborn, senior photography since 2009. 656 Parkway Street, Berne, IN 46711. h t t p: / / t a r a s t e f f e n f o t o s . b l o g s p o t . c o m 260.589.2728 5

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Portland Mayor’s Office On behalf of the City of Portland, we appreciate your visit. Our beautiful downtown with many historic buildings offers a unique look at our city’s past history. Portland offers diversity in economic development, employment, and educational, cultural, housing and shopping opportunities. We look forward to, with great anticipation, your return and your relocation to our community! 321 N. Meridian Street Portland, IN 47371. mayorgeesaman@ 260.726.9395 •••••••••••••••••••

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Amy’s Photography is located in the heart of Adams County, Indiana, in the Swiss town of Berne. Amy has been photographing weddings since 2001 and is available for nationwide travel. Have the wedding of your dreams and allow Amy to capture it. Amy’s Photography is proud to be part of the growing community of Berne. 1095 US Hwy 27 South, Berne, IN 46711. 260.525.8285 See ad page 31. •••••••••••••••••••

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Sonrise Aviation

59 W. Golf Brook Drive, Portland, IN 47371. 260.729.1577 See ad page 32.

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Amy’s Photography


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Sacred Images Photography 136 N. 2nd Street, Decatur, Indiana


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Zurcher’s Best-One® Tire & Auto Care Zurcher’s Best-One ® Tire & Auto Care has been providing quality service for more than 60 years in Monroe, Indiana. Come see us for all your tire and automotive service needs. We specialize in passenger, light truck, commercial, and agricultural tires. We also run a full service automotive shop to meet all of your auto mechanical related needs. 101 N. Polk Street, Monroe, IN 46772. 800.589.6172 See ad pull-out map section.

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Buffalo Wings & Rings

1204 W. Votaw Street Portland


Quick lunch, delicious dinners, weekday specials. Family dining. Full bar.

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East of Chicago Pizza

1325 US 27 North Berne


Home of the Tower, plus buffet at lunch and supper!

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El Carreton II Mexican Restaurant

0922 W 500 S Berne


“Honest, Handmade Mexican Food” – fajitas, traditional favorites & more!

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Marko’s on 2nd

135 S. 2nd Street Decatur


Upscale dining – Southern Cuisine, fresh seafood & hand-cut steaks.





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McDonald’s Restaurant

618 N. Meridian Street 260-726-9056 Portland

Your favorite fries and more! Look for the golden arches.





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Molly’s Place

1704 Nuttman Avenue Decatur


Restaurant and bar serving smoked ribs and classic bar food.

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Old 27 Ice Cream Shop

168 S. 2nd Street Decatur


27 Flavors/Food/Fun, May - September. The Journey Starts Here!





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Pizza King of Decatur

310 E. Monroe Street Decatur


Home of the squares! Still cooking on brick ovens.

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TW Fable

360 N. Main Street Bluffton


Freshest ingredients. BIG CITY ambience without the BIG CITY prices!





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West End Restaurant

702 W. Monroe Street Decatur


Home-cooking. Tenderloins, fish, & chicken in signature batter. Takeout available.




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Discover River Terrace Estates, where we bring more to every day – more friendship, more amenities and a wide array of interesting activities. Here, you’ll find top-notch medical services, a lively community, and a beautiful setting. It’s a priceless, worry-free way of life! Enjoy life at River Terrace Estates.

Family owned & operated since 1978

4371 W 900 S

Poneto, Indiana

400 Caylor Blvd. - Bluffton, IN 46714

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(260) 824-8940 (855) 238-8460

There’s so much more to life at River Terrace Estates. Discover River Terrace Estates, where we bring more to every day— more friendship, more amenities and a wide array of interesting activities.

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No matter what your needs, we can meet them. We offer an affordable continuum of care, from maintenance-free independent living to skilled nursing, all provided by warm, dedicated professionals. Here you’ll find top-notch medical services, a lively community and a beautiful setting. It’s a priceless worry-free way of life! Enjoy life at River Terrace Estates.

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Troyer’s Market


10-Year Warranty • Set-Up Included


FULL LINE OF GROCERIES Wide Variety of Cheeses Meats - Bulk Foods Fresh Produce Local Seasonal Varieties

50-Year Warranty Smart Siding 15-Year Warranty Paint 30-Year Warranty Fiberglass Shingles


Maintenance Free Stainless Steel Hardware

891 W 300 S - Berne, IN

3 miles north of Berne, East on CR 300 South Open 8:30 - 5 Monday; 8:30 - 6:30 Thursday & Friday; 8:30 - Noon Saturday. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday.

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See Our Large Display at the Corner of US 27 and CR 300 S - 3 Miles North of Berne, IN!

(260)849-0700 Open 9:30 to 6:00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; Saturday 9:00 to 3:00. Closed Tuesday & Sunday.

Nationally recognized care. Available right here. Every day, Bluffton Regional Medical Center is committed to providing patients with the kind of high-quality care that has earned national recognition from some of the most demanding organizations in healthcare. In addition to receiving this recognition for Outstanding Patient Experience, Surgical Care and Pneumonia, we have been certified as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center and accredited as a Chest Pain Center. Bluffton Regional has also been ranked in the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for adherence to national benchmarks by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. These seals are your assurance that Bluffton Regional is deeply committed to providing you and your family with outstanding care.

Landscapes Travel & Relocation Guide 2014  

Featuring information on Adams, Jay and Wells counties in Indiana

Landscapes Travel & Relocation Guide 2014  

Featuring information on Adams, Jay and Wells counties in Indiana