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Chase Ligonier celebrates Halloween, fall ends with arrest BY BOB BRALEY

CROMWELL — A Middlebury man allegedly used a gun to hold another man against his will over the weekend, Noble County authorities said. Trent A. Faulkner, 27, also allegedly led police on a vehicle and foot chase that straddled county lines and ended when a police dog found him, said Noble County Sheriff Doug Harp. Faukner was charged Monday in Noble Circuit Faulkner Court with criminal confinement with a deadly weapon, a Class B felony, Noble County Prosecutor Steven T. Clouse said. The incident began Saturday night, when Faulkner allegedly held a male victim in a car as the car drove around in the Noble-Kosciusko-Elkhart-LaGrange counties area, Harp said. “It was a mobile location,” he added. Faulkner allegedly showed the victim a gun that was in his possession at the time, Clouse said. Once the victim was able to get away in extreme western Noble County, he called police, Harp said. Police reports indicate the call from the victim came at 8:34 a.m. Sunday. Officers began to search for the suspect, Harp said. When they approached Faulkner, he allegedly fled in a car, the sheriff said. Faulkner allegedly drove the car off the road, through a field and a wood line, Harp said. At one point, the Noble and Kosciusko county sheriff’s departments, the Ligonier Police Department and Indiana State Police were involved in the case and search. Faulkner then allegedly abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot, Harp said. K-9 officers from the Ligonier and Avilla police departments were called in to track Faulkner, Harp said. The Ligonier Police K-9 found him hiding in a thicket. No one was injured during the events, Harp said. Faulkner is being held at the Noble County Jail for $100,000 bond, Clouse said. The next hearing in his case will be Dec. 12. Faulkner is seeking to hire his own attorney, Clouse said.

Noble House benefit auction and dinner set for Friday. Details on page 2

This scarecrow won first place in the contest hosted by the Future Ligonier Alliance. It’s a reasonable facsimile of Ligonier attorney Tom Wigent and was created by his family. The secondplace scarecrow was placed up the street and was a tribute to Ligonier Dr. Robert Stone.



Adorable Kitty: Kimberly Correa in Mrs. Hicks’ first grade class at West Noble Primary School, dressed up for the costume party that was part of the school’s “Red Ribbon Week” festivities. (More photos are on page 7.)


West Noble Primary School teacher Troy Risser and his wife, Donna, portray Batman and Batgirl during the school’s costume contest, held last week as part of Red Ribbon Week festivities at the school.

Many area residents decorated their homes and yards in the spirit of Halloween, including this residence on historic Main Street in Ligonier. Trick-or-treat takes place tonight in Ligonier, and hundreds of kids are expected to descend on the area in search of candy.

Council nixes pension for mayor’s job BY BOB BUTTGEN

LIGONIER — After a debate that stretched over two months, the Ligonier City Council Monday night turned down the idea of adding the mayor’s job to the state’s Public Employee Retirement Fund . Currently, all city jobs except the mayor are covered by the retirement fund. The city pays about 10 to 11 percent of an employee’s salary into the fund, and the employee adds another 3 percent. Public safety employees

pay 6 percent of their wages into the plan. But people are not vested into the fund, meaning they cannot start collecting pension checks until they have been in the system for 10 years. That would require a mayor to either serve at least 2 1/2 terms or take another job with the city that is covered by PERF. Council members wrestled with the option during their last three meetings. Monday’s meeting was the first time all five council members were present for the discussion.

Council member Julie Bell said the idea is not specifically meant to benefit current Mayor Patty Fisel, who was not present at the meeting. Bell said she favored adding the mayor to the retirement system because it would attract younger and more qualified people to run for mayor. Council member Ken Schuman, who presided over the meeting in Fisel’s absence (she was ill), said he opposed the idea, based on his own feelings along with input from the public. The cost of adding the mayor to the state

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Here’s the new picnic area at Pettit Park in Ligonier. It’s part of the improvement program at the park, with picnic tables and other features being added. Most of the improvements are being funded through a grant from the Hagen Family Foundation of Ligonier.

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fund was a factor in his decision, he said. The cost of adding the mayor to PERF would be shared three ways, with the water and sewer departments contributing two-thirds out of their revenues, and the general fund kicking in the other one-third. Only the general fund portion would use tax dollars. Schuman said, “We have an exceptional mayor now in Patty, but there’s no guarantee of that in the future. We need to protect the city in case our next mayor is not as dedicated as she is.” Clerk-Treasurer Barb Hawn said she believes the mayor should be in the PERF system. Hawn said she took a survey of surrounding cities in this part of the state, and the majority include their mayors in the state’s retirement fund. Council member Chris Fought also spoke against adding the mayor’s position to PERF, saying it would not be worth the investment. Bell then made a motion to proceed with adding the mayor’s job to PERF, but her motion died for lack of a second, ending the discussion. Also at Monday’s meeting, the council voted to endorse a plan by the Ligonier Redevelopment Commission to greatly expand the city’s Warren tax-increment financing district. TIF districts draw money from property taxes paid by factories. SEE COUNCIL, PAGE 3



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Noble House auction is Friday


Firefighter needs community’s help

Annual event helps fund county’s homeless shelters

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Not a lot of room, or time this week, but I wanted to get this important message across. If you attend just one medical-related fundraiser this season, make sure you get down to Cromwell on Saturday, Nov. 16, for the benefit that will help Jim Heintzelman of Cromwell. In addition to his many other accomplishments and roles, Jim has been a member — volunteer to be precise — with the Sparta Township Volunteer Fire Departfor something like 34 years. THE BOB ment But for the past few months, Jim has REPORT been battling something other than fires. Bob Buttgen He’s been in and out of the hospital with a pretty serious medical disorder that has This column consumed every ounce of energy he and his is written by fine family can muster. The specifics of his illness don’t matter the editor of at this time, but trust me: He needs your this paper, help. who can be That’s why his fellow firefighters reached by are hosting a big dinner on the 16th of November, probably at the fire station email at: in Cromwell or perhaps at the Cromwell bbuttgen@ Community Center. It’s going to be a hog, roast with all kinds of other great food to or by phone at eat, along with an auction, 50-50 drawing and other ways to raise money to help Jim. 894-5441. More details are still being worked out, but please save the date and start spreading the news that this firefighter and his family need your help. Illnesses such as these can drain a person in more ways than one, including physically, mentally, emotionally and financially. So be prepared to open your wallets and purses, and say a prayer for Jim Heintzelman and his family as he faces the toughest fight of his life. Jim, like most other firefighters, is one tough son-ofa-gun, but everyone needs help now and then, and this is one of those times. Like I said, more details will be forthcoming. But you know when it is and what it is, so be prepared to do your part. Even if you can’t make it to the actual event, there will be ways to give to help this local hero. Thanks!

Ligonier Evangelical Church hosting ‘trunk-or-treat’ on Saturday LIGONIER — Saturday, Ligonier Evangelical Church is hosting a “trunk-or-treat” event for area families. It begins at 5 p.m. and includes treats for kids. A meal will be served along with an auction, and the public is invited The church is located on Lincolnway South (U.S. 33), south of U.S. 6 and north of the high school, in Ligonier.

Trinity Lutheran Church haystack supper is Saturday LIGONIER — Trinity Lutheran Church in Ligonier is inviting the public to its haystack supper this Saturday, Nov. 2, at the church. Serving is from 5-7 p.m. There’s no admission price but donations will be accepted for the church’s mission projects. Funding for the dinner is being provided by the Lutheran Foundation. The church is located at the corner of 4th and Martin streets in Ligonier, two blocks west of S.R. 5.

City Hall closed two days next week LIGONIER —City Hall offices will be closed on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Wednesday, Nov. 6, as employees will be attending a software-training event. Please use the drive-up dropbox located in the alley on the south side of City Hall for payments during this time.


KENDALLVILLE — Travel and adventure, along with the best of local food, culture and services will go on the auction block Friday for the annual benefit auction and dinner for Noble House Ministries Inc. The annual event, which raises funds for the group’s homeless shelters in Albion, will be held Friday evening at the Kendallville Event Center. The function will feature catering by Goeglein’s and entertainment by the Tiny Giants band, as well as a live auction, silent auction and bake sale. Activities begin at 5 p.m. with an hour of browsing and social time. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the auction begins at 7 p.m. One of the auction’s premier packages is a two-night stay at a hotel on Drummond Island in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Hosts Dr. Donza and Catherine Worden will provide a one-hour aerial tour of the island and surrounding area, as well as a post-flight glass of wine. The winning bidder can book the vacation on the date of his or her choice to best take advantage of the island’s many leisure opportunities, including golf,

Zeller, 2011’s Mr. Basketball and a current NBA player, will be auctioned, and it comes with a certificate of authenticity. An original pottery bowl created by local artist Tom Sherbondy is expected to draw many bids. Entertainment auction items include a tea party for 12 at the Carriage House at the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, East Noble Theatre season tickets, tickets to Breakfast Photo Contributed with Santa and Gaslight Theatre, dinner for eight This framed Indiana University jersey signed delivered to the buyer’s home by East Noble by Cody Zeller, 2011’s FCCLA, and a Sylvan Lake Mr. Basketball and a moonlight cruise for eight current NBA player, will with wine and cheese. be auctioned Friday Auction attendees who night at the Noble House wish to promote a business, Ministries benefit. political candidate or public ATV exploration, kayaking, message can bid on eight weeks of billboard space, birding, hiking, biking and with a choice of any one of fishing. several possible locations Other travel-related in Noble or LaGrange auction items include an counties. overnight stay at the Painted Tickets still are available Turtle Inn bed and breakfast for the Noble House Benefit in St. Joseph, Mich.; $250 Auction at $30 each or a worth of travel tickets good table of eight for $220. at any Best Western in the To make a reservation, country; and one night in a call Noble House executive deluxe king room at the Best director Debi Pfaffenberger Western in Kendallville. at 636-3016 or board vice A framed Indiana Univer- president Nancy Shambaugh sity jersey signed by Cody at 854-2577 or 894-3529.

Parkview Noble Hospital offers healthy holiday eating, cooking program KENDALLVILLE — Plan to join the staff at Parkview Noble Hospital as they share tips and hints to help you cook healthy this holiday season. See how easy it is to make your holiday meals tasty, special and healthy. This is the fifth year Parkview Noble has offered a Healthy Holiday Recipes program and this year’s topic is all about Christmas Brunch!! This free community education program takes place Thursday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m. at the hospital in the Noble 1,2 and 3 meeting rooms. Featured recipes include: • Asparagus & turkey bacon strata • Overnight caramel French toast


• Mini vegetable quiche • Cranberry salad • Pumpkin pie cake • Pecan sticky rolls • Green bean casserole with Madeira mushrooms • Cider wassail Participants will get to sample all the prepared dishes and will receive printed copies of all recipes. Presenting the program will be Parkview Chef Stan Horne, along with Parkview Noble dietitian, Julia Just. Seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve your place in the class, or for more information, call Parkview Noble Hospital Community Relations office at 888-7379311, ext. 78161 or 347-8161 for more information or to reserve a seat.

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CROMWELL — Sandra L. “Pam” Johnston, 59, of Cromwell died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Parkview Noble Hospital. Mrs. Johnston retired from West Noble School Corp. after 15 years of busing school children. Local visitation and services were held Wednesday at The Sanctuary, 10121 N. S.R. 13, Syracuse. Pastors Craig Fritchley and Ron Cox officiated. Memorials are to The Sanctuary, 10121 N. S.R. 13, Syracuse, IN 46567. Yeager Funeral Home in Ligonier is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome. com.

Obituary Policy The Advance Leader does not charge for death notices that include notice of calling hours, date and time of funeral and burial, and memorial information. An extended obituary, which includes survivors, biographical information and a photo, is available for a charge. Contact editor Bob Buttgen for more information at: bbuttgen@

West Noble Zombie Run set for Nov. 9 LIGONIER — A 5K Zombie Run to support the Ligonier Track Club and New DAWN, a program of LEAP of Noble County, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, on the West Noble campus behind the elementary school building. The action starts at 10 a.m. Runners will have to contend with “zombies” who will try to grab a flag off of the runners’ waist-band. In addition, runners will have to maneuver through, climb over, crawl under, jump around obstacles and try not to let the zombie take their flag. Cost to run in the fundraiser is $15, with awards planned for various age groups: male and female, 12-under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-over. For more information contact race director Kayla Replogle at reploglek@ Several local businesses and clubs are sponsoring the run: Cromwell-Kimmel

Lions Club, Star of the West, Annie Oakley, Burnworth Zollars, Kroger-Owen’s, Ligtel, Subway, Napa, Casey’s General Store, CVS, Ace Hardware, Global Travel and RadioShack. There will be a zombie training on Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. at the high school that zombies must attend in order to be a zombie on Saturday. West Noble Theatre33 will do the makeup for the zombies. “West Noble’s Theatre 33 really helps make this run a reality by making our zombies come to life!,” said Replogle. Last year was the first year and about 80 runners took part. Organizers are hoping for as many as 200 this year. Runners can pick up registration forms at the high school office or at the Ligonier Recreation Center. More information and registration forms are on-line at

News from the Cromwell library

CROMWELL — Basket weaving, “Stone Soup” and many other special events are planned this month at Noble County Public Library West in Cromwell. • The After-School Club features weekly activities for K-5 kids on Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. (No Afterschool Club Nov. 28 due to West Noble break) • The After-School Club this month will be “Stone Soup” Thursday, Nov. 14, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Following the legend, we will be creating “stone soup” and making our own hot rolls to go along with it. • After-School Movie: This month’s feature will be “Planes” on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 3:30-5 p.m. • Storytime: For preschoolers ages 2-6. Join us for stories, games, crafts, songs and a snack Wednesdays at 10 a.m. • Basket-weaving workshop: Need to give a gift for the holidays, but not sure how to present it? Send it in a basket handmade by you. This workshop will be taught by instructor Shirley Shipley. A materials fee of $20 is required at registration, with a minimum of six people required to hold the class. Space is limited to eight, so sign up soon. Call Suzie at 636-7197 for more information. The class at Cromwell is Saturday, Nov. 16. from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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The expansion will include the downtown district and several residential neighborhoods. It will make funds available for a facade-improvement program as well as reducing the cost to homeowners of improvements to the city’s sewer system. The plan still has to be finalized before it goes into effect. The TIF district already includes the former Wirk Garment factory which has been declared an eyesore, and the city is looking at grants to cover the cost of razing it. • Alan Duncan, director of parks and recreation for the city, said he continues to meet with representatives of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources on a new boat-launch area on Pigeon Street near the downtown area. Duncan said it appears to be a sure thing but more details need to be worked out. He also said improvements to Pettit Park, including a new picnic area, are nearing completion. Funding for many of the additions came from a grant from the Hagen Family Foundation. Countryscapes and Gardens of Ligonier is doing some of the landscaping and other work in the park. • Leaf collection will continue through most of November, according to Mike Burdette, street superintendent. • The council moved its next meeting to Tuesday, Nov. 12, instead of Monday, Nov. 11, because of Veterans Day.

Veterans to be honored at WNE on Nov. 11 LIGONIER — West Noble Elementary School is having a program to honor all the veterans in our area on November 11, which is Veterans Day. The program will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. Prior to the program, from 9-9:30, all veterans are invited to an open house and reception at the school This event is open to all veterans as well as active duty military personnel, and their families are invited to attend, as well as the public.

Pak-a-Sak holding fundraiser for veterans on Nov. 16 LIGONIER — The Pak-a-Sak convenience store in Ligonier is holding a fundrasier for the Fort Wayne Veterans Home. The fundraiser will be on Saturday, Nov. 16, when local veterans and American Legion members will pump gasoline for customers. Customers can make a donation to the veterans’ home from 9 a.m. to noon. The store is located at the corner of fourth and Cavin streets in downtown Ligonier.

Benefit breakfast is Saturday for Alex Hall LIGONIER — The Ligonier Fire Department and the Ligonier Lions Club will sponsor a benefit pancake and sausage breakfast this Saturday, Nov. 2, from 7-10 a.m. at the station in downtown Ligonier. The cost of the breakfast is a free-will donation. All proceeds will help aid in the medical expenses of West Noble High School student Alex Hall, who was injured during an altercation with another student at the school earlier this year. Hall spent time in the hospital and is now doing physical therapy.

Clean-up month at cemetery LIGONIER — The board of directors for Oak Park Cemetery in Ligonier is announcing its fall cleanup for the month of November. Residents are being asked to remove any objects and items that are on the ground.

Save the Date The Cromwell-Kimmell Lions Club wil have its annual Feather Party and bingo games on Friday, Nov. 22, at the Cromwell Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 6:30 p.m.


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West Noble Middle School has recognized two groups of sixth-graders as “Students of the Month” for September. In the photo above on the left are the science and language arts students. In the front, from left, are Eion Fuleki - Science, and Zachery Elswick - Language Arts. In the back are Brogan

LaBraid Butter Braids being sold at Ligonier library

Jones - Language Arts and Andrew Keck - Science. In the photo above, on the right, are Thomas Sheeley - Social Studies, and Kiara Campos - Social Studies. In the back are, from left, Beatrice Hastings - Math, Kyle Mawhorter - Math and Gabrielle Foreman - Math.

The Ligonier Public Library is selling LaBraid’s Butter Braids through Nov. 7. Prices are $13 each, except for the new double-chocolate premium dessert, which is $14. Flavors are apple, cinnamon rolls, cherry, cinnamon, cream cheese and strawberry cheesecake.

New specialty medical clinic opens in Topeka BY PATRICK REDMOND

TOPEKA — A blue ribbon carefully taped between two posts was neatly cut Saturday morning, officially opening the new Community Health Clinic in Topeka, although the independent health office has been seeing patients since September. Nearly five years in the planning, the clinic is unique, its manager says, specializing in treating and understanding the rare medical needs of many patients who suffer genetic disorders. The clinic is on Lehman Street on the northern edge of town, sharing a building with a Topeka physician, Dr. John Egli. “We’re a genetics clinic, aimed at helping the Amish, Mennonite and rural community, especially those with metabolic disorders,” said Jared Beasley, operations manager for the facility. Founders of the clinic the Amish tend to have an increased risk for having children with rare genetic disorders. “There are a lot of what we call metabolic conditions, and the reason why is there is a lot them is because they are recessed conditions, meaning they

happen when the parents are carriers for that condition,” said Dr. Zineb Ammous, a clinical geneticist and staff physician at CHC. “And because, obviously, the Amish tend to marry from within the same community, there is higher prevalence for genetic conditions.” According to statistics provided by the clinic, northeast Indiana is the home to more than 35,000 Amish residents, and those communities tend to be home to a “disproportionately large number of children with inherited and non-inherited genetic disorders.” In small communities, typically rare genetic and chromosomal disorders are somewhat more likely to be expressed. The bulk of the patients now coming through the clinic’s doors are children. Many of the conditions seen at the clinic are so rare they are almost unheard of in the general population. They include a host of metabolic issues that disrupt the normal chemical reactions that turn food into energy. That includes disorders such as galactosemia, a disease interrupting the body’s ability to process galactose, a simple sugar. Galactosemia is caused

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Dr. Zineb Ammous. a clinical geneticist, is on staff at the Topeka Community Health Clinic that officially opened its doors on Saturday. by a mutation on a particular gene, and may cause life-threatening complications in newborns within a few days after their birth. Another disorder, nonketotic hyperglycinemia, also known as NKH, is exceedingly rare in the general population but is now appearing with uncommon frequency among the plain population. CHC officials said one local family has two daughters identified with the once-rare disorder. The first daughter was born in 2000, at a time when there were only 167

known cases of NKH across the globe. Since then, 16 more cases of the disorder have been documented in northeast Indiana alone. In fact, a 10-mile area of northern Indiana has the world’s largest concentration of patients with NKH. Medical professionals are seeing dozens of other rare genetic diseases within the local population, as well, clinic officials said. The Community Health Clinic manager said its mission is to help patients understand their conditions, treat them when possible and help mitigate the damage diseases would inflict if left untreated. Similar clinics exist in Lancaster, Pa., and Holmes County, Ohio, two more major centers of Amish populations. “We provide some counseling and diet management for the patient, so that they may get to the age of 20 and find they don’t have irreversible heart and kidney damage,” Beasley explained. “And then they may not have the health crisis that tends to happen once or twice a year to these patients which put them in the hospital. So, preventing those type of things long-range really takes the cost out of health care. We’re preventing the exacerbations, the

irreversible damage, the long-term problems many of these conditions create when they’re not tightly managed.” While the clinic is an independently operated organization, it has created a relationship with Parkview Health and Parkview LaGrange Hospital, as well as other health care institutions in the state and Midwest. Though many of the conditions that come through the clinic’s doors are incurable, the conditions may be manageable by controlling a patient’s diet and ensuring he or she understands the disease. That can avoid a real medical crisis. “We’re aimed specifically at prevention of crisis due to genetic disorders,” Beasley said. “Part of the need is not only the volume of patients that experience these kind of conditions, it is also an economic need. By managing these genetic disorders, we can significantly reduce the need for what I’ll call crisis intervention or expensive hospitalization, or the need for travel to large specialty clinics outside the area. “These kind of crisis can be prevented through good management,” he said., “and that’s part of what we’re here to help with.”

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Evil will triumph when good men do nothing To the editor: “Evil will triumph when good men do nothing.” — Edmund Burke. Evil is winning because good men have not stood up to say “no” to: 1) Unaffordable Healthcare Act — what better way to destroy a country than take away their right to choose their doctor and treatments … 1/6th of our total economy. 2) Take away their Constitutional right to defend themselves—making every “crisis” a reason to limit gun ownership. 3) Restrict factual news through media outlets. 4) Distort (lie) outright to the American people. 5) Allowing the Islam religion freedoms that other religions are denied. 6) Cover-Ups—Benghazi …the people who survived are being hidden and kept from testifying. 7) Changing our history through education (Common Core; deleting historical facts). If what you just read (and these are only a few brief facts) is new to you, then you are uninformed! Sorry, but that is the truth. You, and the United States of America, are being destroyed for lack of knowledge. Stand up and speak out. Call your representatives at 202-224-3121 today. Evil will triumph when good men do nothing. Are you OK with that ? Sincerely, Margaret Arendt Syracuse

Joshua, the new leader replacing Moses, stood before all of Children of Israel as they were preparing to enter their new land. They would have their own nation now, a place to call home and the Lord had provided it for them. There would have to be many decisions made to make it happen by many people. We are looking for good leadership and people capable of making the correct choices. Joshua addressed the multitude, “Choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve … but as for me and my household, we shall serve the Lord.” Life consists of choices from the cradle to the grave. My grandparents made annual trips to Florida through the winter and at the age of 8, I was privileged to go with them. I was there when Grandpa and my dad took the map, and planned the route and marked it. As we made the trip I sat with the map on my lap, and helped Grandpa Lewis stay on course, and it was there that I learned to read a

CALVARY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 111 W. Orange St., Cromwell. 260-856-2610. Sunday School 8:45 a.m., Worship 9:30 a.m. Sister Elsie Fregeau, Interim Pastor Visitors Welcome! CROMWELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Corner of Orange and Water streets. Rev. Dave Boesenberg. Worship 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:15 a.m. INDIAN VILLAGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2-1/2 miles south of Cromwell on S.R. 5. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Fellowship Coffee Time - After Worship Service Pastor Rachel Bales-Case, 856-5553 ROCK CHURCH LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER Interdenominational 9564 E 1050 N Turkey Creek Rd., Lake Wawasee Sunday Celebration Service 10 a.m. Candlelight Meditation 1st Sunday 6:32 p.m. Information on classes, Call 260-856-4003/856-2002 THE RED ZONE 9358 E. Wizard of Oz Way (Enchanted Hills Playhouse) Web site:; Phone 260-856-2914 Worship Service: Saturday Nights 7 p.m. Worship Service: Sunday Mornings 10 a.m.

KIMMELL BROADWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH 900 W, Kimmell; Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Eve. Service 7 p.m. Rev. Richard Rensner KIMMELL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2861 N. Hitler St., Kimmell, 894-0649 Rev. Rachel Bales-Case. Sunday Worship 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:15 a.m., Bible Zone Kids Club Wednesday 5:45 p.m. Handicap Accessible SPARTA UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (Old Congregational) U.S. 33 South of Kimmell. Sunday School 9 a.m., Coffee Hour 10 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Rev. Wray McCalester, 636-7005.

LIGONIER APOSTOLIC FAITH CHURCH OF GOD 317 Pigeon Rd Wednesday 7 p.m. Sat., 7 p.m. Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Eve. 6:30 p.m. Rev. Joseph Lee Brickey. 894-4711.

adulthood. By then it can be too late and wrong and bad decisions can take us down a destructive path with irreparable damage already having been done. I’m seeing so many making life-altering decisions that are so wrong, and my heart cries out for them; my prayers go up to the Lord for them, praying that something will change and I’m standing by in case someone will call out for help. Many of those paths I’ve been down before and I know where they go and I know I can help, but more often than not, the call does not come. I guess I’m like the lifeguard, waiting for the call for help and the hands waving to attract attention. Parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, pastors and Sunday school teachers all can be of service in this process of making choices. My parents, Grandma and Grandpa Lewis (my dad’s side of the family) spent their entire lives working to help me choose the right path to follow.

Bob Buttgen

This is one of the new sidewalks recently constructed along S.R. 5 (Cavin Street) on the north side of Ligonier. The sidewalks were torn up as part of the combined-sewer overflow project the city has been working on for years. The project now moves to the central part of the city.

BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH OF LIGONIER 204 W. Sixth St. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m. BURR OAK CHURCH 11010 West 1100 North, Ligonier, 260-642-4813 Sunday School 9 a.m., Church 10 a.m. CENTRO EVANGELISTIC EBENEEZER Rev. Pedro Tomao and Rev. Lois Tomayo 1998 U.S. 6 West, Ligonier, 260-241-5054 Services held on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Thursday at 6 p.m.; 260-894-7768 LIGONIER CHURCH OF CHRIST Corner of 9025 N and 860 W, 260-894-4847 Sunday Bible school 9:30 a.m., Eve. Worship 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study & youth program 6 p.m. Mel Harrel, Preacher-Evangelist LIGONIER CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE College and Martin streets, 260-894-3277 Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m., 6 p.m. Wed., Bible study 7 p.m Rev. John V. Lutton, Pastor LIGONIER EVANGELICAL CHURCH U.S. 33 South, 260-894-4853 Sunday School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10 a.m., Small Groups 6 p.m., Wednesday Youth Mtg. 7 p.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. Rev. Troy Diersing LIGONIER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 407 S. Cavin St. Rev. Stan Wilson Sunday Worship, 9 a.m., Sunday School 10:15 a.m. Sanctuary is open for prayer from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; 260-894-3869 or 894-3800 LIGONIER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 466 S. Townline Road, 894-3765. Pastor Byron Kaiser Youth Leader Cody Cripe Secretary Carrie Hartman Office Hours, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Mon., - Fri Traditional Worship at the Mount 9 a.m., Sunday School at the Mount 10 a.m., Contemporary Worship at the Crosswalk 10:30 a.m. ST. PATRICK’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 300 Ravine Park Dr. (Turn west at Marathon Station) Church Office: Monday-Friday 9-3, 260-894-4946 Mass times: Saturday 6:30 p.m. - in English, Sunday 10:15 a.m. - in English, Misa Para Domingo a las 12:30 p.m. y 2 p.m. - En Espanol, Confessions after Mass. Father Wilson Corzo

SHILO BAPTIST CHURCH Pastor Jim Shepherd 709 N. Johnson St., Ligonier. Sunday School 9:45 a.m., Services held on Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. and Wednesday at 6 p.m., Wednesday Bible study at 4:30 p.m. 260-221-0003 STONE’S HILL COMMUNITY CHURCH U.S. 33, South, Ligonier, 894-7528 Sunday Worship 10 a.m. (Jr. Church and Nursery available at both worship times), Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, Cornerstone Cafe’ Sunday 9:15 a.m., Wednesday Children’s Ministry 6:30 p.m., Youth Cafe and Game Room open at 6 p.m., Wednesday Youth Ministry 7 p.m., Wednesday Parent Ministry 6:30 p.m., Pastor Joey Nelson STRONG TOWER WORSHIP CENTER 203 S. Main St., 260-221-3063 Service Time: 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Youth Service: Wednesday, 6 p.m. TEMPLO BETEL Asamieas de Dios 502 Diamond Lake Road, 260-894-7674 Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Eve Worship 6:30 p.m. TRINITY ASSEMBLY OF GOD 1288 W. Union, 260-894-4665 Sunday School 9:15 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Champions for Christ Kids, 6:15 p.m. Game room opens at 5:30 p.m. Pastor Cory Kirkham TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH L.C.M.S. Fourth and Martin streets, 260-894-3667 Sunday Worship 9 a.m., Sunday School and Bible class 10:15 a.m.

TOPEKA FIRST BAPTIST 104 North Main Street. 260-593-2111 or 260-350-2740. Church School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10 a.m. Rev. Mark Campbell, Pastor.

I was Grandma’s shopping buddy so almost always we would go out somewhere to eat together, and she always bought the lunch. After being in the nursing home for some time I stopped by, picked her up, and took her to one of our favorite places to eat. After the meal I saw big tears well up in her eyes, as she said, “John, I can’t pay for it anymore, I have no money.” My emotions gave me somewhat of a jerk, and I answered, “Grandma, it is alright, this one is on me now!” That would be our last lunch together in this world. I realized that she had passed the baton to me now, and that guiding young lives in the decision-making process was now in my hands. Lord, please help me to do it as well as she did it! Rev. Lutton is senior pastor at the Ligonier Church of the Nazarene. He can be reached by email at

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map. Each turn and crossing, every city and town was important in getting to where we FROM THE wished to arrive. WINDOW In the OF MY process of STUDY going to my overseas duty station to the USS Rev. John Lutton Helena, I learned to pilot the ship and how important it was to keep it exactly on course with no deviations! One degree off would cause us to miss our destination. In life we do not always know what our long range destination is going to be, but we must learn early in life the importance of making smart choices about all we do and the process needs to begin as soon as we are born. It cannot wait until we start school, or reach an age of accountability or

WAWAKA — Cosperville Baptist Church of Wawaka will offer “Trunk or Treat,” an opportunity for children to trick-ortreat in the parking lot of the Wawaka ball park todayfrom 5-7 p.m. Vehicles will line up by 4:45 p.m. with trick-ortreating starting at 5 p.m. There will be hot cider, doughnuts and a free train ride. For more information, please call 761-2321.

Ligonier’s trick-or-treat is today from 5-7 p.m.

WAWAKA WAWAKA CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN Sunday School 10 a.m., Worship 9 a.m. WAWAKA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 10:30 a.m., Morning Worship 9:30 a.m.

OTHERS BLESSED SACRAMENT CATHOLIC CHURCH S.R. 9 South, Albion Fr. Joachim (Jim) Quadros, Pastor Masses: Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Monday & Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 7:30 a.m. CLINTON BRICK MENNONITE CHURCH 4 miles north of Millersburg on S.R. 13 Sunday School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10 a.m. Ron Kennel, Pastor COSPERVILLE BAPTIST 8851 N 250 W (between Wawaka and Rome City), 761-2321. Jim Barnes, pastor. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m., Wednesday Worship & Youth Group 7 p.m. MILLERSBURG CHURCH OF CHRIST 11851 C.R. 44, Millersburg Sunday Bible School 9 a.m.,Sunday Worship 10 a.m., Wednesday Bible Study 7 p.m. ORMAS BAPTIST 8962 N 300 W, Columbia City, 260-760-4678 Pastor Dr. Gordan Rankin Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Evening Service 6 p.m., Wednesday Prayer 7 p.m. RICHVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. Pastor Carol Knox SALEM COMMUNITY MISSIONARY C.R. 325 S (1/4 mile southeast of Wilmot). Pastor John T. Morgan. Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m., Wednesday Prayer 7 p.m.

MAPLE GROVE CHURCH Non-denominational; Pastor Barry St. Clair. Sunday worship 10 a.m. Sunday School 9 a.m. 806 S. Main St., Topeka. 260-593-2844.

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Arnold running at state meet for second time Chargers are 11th as team; Cruz is 41st girl FORT WAYNE — Four area cross country runners, including West Noble junior Brandon Arnold, did well enough in Saturday’s New Haven Semistate to earn berths into next weekend’s Indiana High School Athletic Association State Finals in Terre Haute. The top ten individuals from nonqualifying state teams also earned state finals bids. Arnold was the eighth boy to finish, reaching the line in 16:08.74. Arnold ran another controlled postseason race. “It was pretty relaxing. I wanted to stay with my pack and I thought I executed pretty well,” he said. “It was

windy, but it was not a big factor.” Arnold knows what to expect after making state for the first time last year and won’t be in awe of the field nor the surroundings on the LaVern Gibson Championship Course at the Wabash Valley Sports Center this coming Saturday. “My goal is to do a lot better,” Arnold said. “It won’t be as stressful this time around. In my last race (of the season), if I can’t give it everything I can, that would be very disappointing.” Carroll won the boys semistate with 71 points, followed by Northridge (116), Bishop Dwenger (142), South Bend Riley

(149), Homestead (160) and South Adams (169) to round out the state qualifiers. West Noble was 11th with 227. Brad Pyle was 46th for the Chargers in 16:58.25, and Alex Deluna was 59th in 17:04.65. Other runners scoring for West Noble were Salvador Campos and Logan Weimer at 74th and 119th, respectively. In the girls’ race, West Noble junior Amairany Cruz was 41st in 20:03.08. She was the only Charger running in the girls’ race, based on her performance at regional the week before. Saturday’s cross country state finals will start with the boys’ race at 1 p.m., followed by the girls’ race at 1:45 p.m.

Senior fitness, aerobics classes offered Ken Fillmore

West Noble junior Brandon Arnold (505) is going back to the state finals after finishing eighth in the New Haven Semistate Saturday at The Plex.

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Ligonier Recreation Center hosting classes open to the public LIGONIER — Registration has started for Senior Fitness classes that will begin on November 11 and end on December 19 at the Ligonier Sports and Recreation Center in Kenney Park. Classes will be held on Monday and Thursday from 9:30-10:15 a.m. This will be six-week holiday session and the cost is $15 for recreation center members and $20 for non-members. These classes are designed for those 55 and over, and will focus on strength,

endurance, mobility, flexibility and balance.

Aerobics starts Nov. 12 In addition, the holiday session of aerobics will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the center, and continue through Dec. 23. Registration is now in progress and the cost for the six-week session is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. This session will incorporate steps, weights and body bars. Stop by or call the Ligonier Sports and Recreation Center at 894-7344 for more information on either of these classes.

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Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING On, or about, December 6, 2013, the City of Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, intends to apply to the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs for a grant from the Office of Community and Rural Affairs CDBG Disaster Recovery Appropriation. This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. These funds are to be used for community disaster assistance. The City of Ligonier intends using the Disaster Relief Clearance funds for Demolition of the Garment Building between Water Street and Cavin Street. The total amount of Disaster Recovery funds to be requested is $222,000.00. The amount of Disaster Recovery funds proposed to be used for activities that will benefit low-and moderate- income persons is $162,726. The applicant plans spending local funds, from Redevelopment District funds on hand, in the amount of $25,000. The City of Ligonier will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, November 12, 2013, at 7:00 P.M. in the City Hall Council Room in the Ligonier City Hall Building located at 301 S. Cavin Street, Ligonier, Indiana, to provide interested parties an opportunity to express their views on the proposed federally funded CDBG Disaster Recovery project. Persons with disabilities or not-English speaking persons who wish to attend the public hearing and need assistance should contact Barbara Hawn, Clerk-Treasurer, at 301 S. Cavin Street, Ligonier, IN 46767, or call 260-894-4131 not later than November 6, 2013. Every effort will be made to make reasonable accommodations for these persons. Information related to this project will be available for review prior to the public hearing as of November 6, 2013, at the Clerk-Treasurer's office. Interested citizens are invited to provide comments regarding these issues either at the public hearing or by prior written statement. Written comments should be submitted to Barbara Hawn at the above address no later than 6:00 P.M. on November 12th, in order to ensure placement of such comments in the official record of the public hearing proceedings. A plan to minimize displacement and provide assistance to those displaced has been prepared by the City of Ligonier and is also available to the public. This project will result in no displacement of any persons or business. For additional information concerning this proposed project, please contact Mayor Patricia Fisel at 260-894-4113. Mayor Patricia Fisel City of Ligonier AL,00357646,10/31,hspaxlp LEGAL NOTICE OFFICIAL NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL BONDS Upon not less than twenty four (24) hours' notice given by telephone by the undersigned Clerk Treasurer, the City of Ligonier, Indiana ("City ") will receive and consider bids for the purchase of the following described bonds. Any person interested in submitting a bid for the bonds must furnish in writing to the undersigned Clerk Treasurer of the City, c/o H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, LLP, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240, (317) 465-1500, (317) 465-1550 (facsimile) or via e-mail to, on or before 11:00 a.m. (Indianapolis Time) on November 8, 2013, the person's

name, address, and telephone number. The persons may also furnish a telex or telecopy number or an e-mail address. The undersigned Clerk Treasurer will notify (or cause to be notified) each person so registered of the date and time bids will be received not less than twenty four (24) hours before the date and time of sale. The notification shall be made by telephone at the number furnished by such person and also by telex or telecopy or e-mail if a telex or telecopy number or e-mail address has been received. The sale is expected to take place on or about November 12, 2013. At the time designated for the sale, the Clerk Treasurer will receive and consider bids for the purchase of the bonds of the City designated as "General Obligation Bonds of 2013" in the aggregate amount of $550,000. Bidders may bid a discount not to exceed 1% of the par value of the bonds. The bonds will bear interest at a rate or rates not to exceed 4% per annum (the exact interest rate or rates will be determined by bidding). Interest will be payable semiannually on February 1 and August 1 of each year, beginning on February 1, 2014. Interest will be calculated on a 360 day year consisting of twelve 30 day months. Said bonds will be dated as of the date of delivery of the bonds, will be in the denominations of $5,000 or integral multiples thereof and will mature annually on August 1 in the years and in the amounts as follows: Year Amount 2014 $110,000 2015 105,000 2016 110,000 2017 110,000 2018 115,000 All or a portion of the bonds may be issued as one or more term bonds, upon election of the successful bidder. Such term bonds shall have a stated maturity or maturities of August 1, in the years as determined by the successful bidder through the final maturity as described above for the bonds. The term bonds shall be subject to mandatory sinking fund redemption and final payment(s) at maturity at 100% of the principal amount thereof, plus accrued interest to the redemption date, on dates consistent with the above schedule. The bonds of this issue are not subject to optional redemption prior to maturity. Principal is payable at the office of a registrar and paying agent to be designated by the City. Interest shall be paid by check mailed to the registered owners or by wire transfer to depositories. The bonds will be issued in fully registered form. Each bid must be for all of the bonds and must state the rate or rates of interest in multiples of 1/8 or 1/20 of 1%. Any bids specifying two or more interest rates shall also specify the amount and maturities of the bonds bearing each rate, but all bonds maturing on the same date shall bear the same single interest rate. The rate on any maturity shall be equal to or greater than the rate on the immediately preceding maturity. The award will be made to the best bidder complying with the terms of sale and offering the lowest net interest cost to the City, to be determined by computing the total interest on all of the bonds to their maturities and adding thereto the discount bid, if any, and deducting therefrom the premium bid, if any. Although not a term of sale, it is requested that each bid show the net dollar interest cost to final maturity and the net effective average interest rate on the entire issue. No conditional bid or bids for less than 99% of the par value of the bonds will be considered. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. In the event no satisfactory bids are received at the time of the sale, the sale will be continued from day to day thereafter, without further advertisement for a period of thirty (30) days during which time no bid which provides a higher net interest cost to the City than the best bid received at the time of the advertised sale will be considered. Each bid must be on a customary bid form which shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the undersigned Clerk-Treasurer and marked "Bid for City of Ligonier, Indi-

ana, General Obligation Bonds of 2013." The winning bidder will be notified and instructed to submit a good faith deposit which may consist of either a certified or cashier's check or a wire transfer in the amount of $55,000 ("Deposit"). If a check is submitted, it shall be drawn on a bank or trust company which is insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and shall submitted to the City (or shall wire transfer such amount as instructed by the City) not later than 3:30 p.m. (Ligonier time) on the next business day following the date of the award. In either case, the Deposit shall be payable to the "City of Ligonier, Indiana," and shall be held as a guaranty of the performance of the bid. No interest on the Deposit will accrue to the successful bidder. If the successful bidder fails to honor its accepted bid, the Deposit will be retained by the City. The successful bidder will be required to make payment for such bonds in Federal Reserve funds or other immediately available funds and accept delivery of the bonds within five days after being notified that the bonds are ready for delivery, at such bank in the City of Indianapolis, Indiana, or the City of Ligonier, Indiana, as the purchaser shall designate, or at such other location which may be mutually agreed to by the City and such bidder. It is anticipated that the bonds will be ready for delivery within thirty days after the date of the sale and if not ready for delivery within forty five days after the sale date, the purchaser shall be entitled to rescind the sale and obtain the return of the Deposit. The opinion of Ice Miller LLP, bond counsel of Indianapolis, Indiana, approving the legality of the bonds, together with a transcript of the bond proceedings, and closing certificates in the usual form showing no litigation, will be furnished to the successful bidder at the expense of the City. The bonds may be issued, at the option of the successful bidder, by means of a book-entry-only system with no physical distribution of bond certificates made to the public. In this case, one bond certificate for each maturity will be issued to and registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York ("DTC"), and immobilized in its custody. The successful bidder, as a condition of delivery of the bonds, shall be required to deposit the bond certificates with DTC, registered in the name of Cede & Co., nominee of DTC. It is anticipated that CUSIP identification numbers will be printed on the bonds, but neither the failure to print such numbers on any bond nor any error with respect thereto shall constitute cause for failure or refusal by the successful bidder therefor to accept delivery of and pay for the bonds in accordance with the terms of its bid. No CUSIP identification number shall be deemed to be a part of any bond or a part of the contract evidenced thereby and no liability shall hereafter attach to the City or any of its officers or agents because of or on account of such numbers. All expenses in relation to the printing of CUSIP identification numbers on the bonds shall be paid for by the City; provided, however, that the CUSIP Service Bureau charge for the assignment of said numbers shall be the responsibility of and shall be paid for by the successful bidder. The successful bidder will also be responsible for any other fees or expenses it incurs in connection with the resale of the bonds. The bonds are being issued under the provisions of Indiana Code 36-4-6-19 for the purpose of providing funds to be applied on the costs of the construction and acquisition of certain capital improvements and equipment needs of the City, together will all necessary improvements, appurtenances and equipment related thereto. The bonds constitute general obligations of the City. Principal of and interest on the bonds are payable from an ad valorem property tax levied and collected on all taxable property within the City. In the opinion of bond counsel, under the federal statutes, decisions, regulations and rulings existing on this date, the interest on the bonds is excludable from gross income for

purposes of federal income taxation. The bonds are subject to the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as in effect on the date of their issuance ("Code") which imposes limitations on the issuance of obligations like the bonds under federal tax law. The City has covenanted to comply with those limitations to the extent required to preserve the exclusion of interest on the bonds from gross income for federal income tax purposes. The City has designated the bonds for purposes of Section 265(b) of the Code to qualify for the $10,000,000 annual exception from the 100% disallowance, in the case of banks and other financial institutions, of the deduction for interest expense allocable to tax-exempt obligations. The City will be preparing an Offering Circular in connection with the sale of the bonds. The Offering Circular and further information relative to the bonds may be obtained from the City's Financial Advisor, H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, Certified Public Accountants, LLP, 8365 Keystone Crossing, Suite 300, Indianapolis, Indiana 46240. Dated this [23rd] [24th]day of October, 2013. /s/ Barbara Hawn, Clerk-Treasurer, City of Ligonier, Indiana AL,00357469,10/24,31,hspaxlp PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES This is a request for qualifications to provide professional engineering services for a Disaster Relief 2 Grant which will be applied for by the City of Ligonier for the purpose of clearing the Old Wirk Garment Factory for the City of Ligonier. In order to comply with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and related requirements regarding competitive negotiation of professional services, the City of Ligonier is seeking Statements of Qualifications for the provision of engineering services relating to the project. The firm selected will be involved in the following activities on behalf of the community: develop preliminary engineering plans for demolition of the building including clearance and site leveling for the City. The engineer will be responsible for providing a detailed cost estimate; demolition drawings; site leveling drawings; and project over site upon approval of grant funding. The City of Ligonier will negotiate a cost reimbursement type of contract for these services that is contingent on the final commitment of grant

funding. All services will be stated on the cost reimbursement basis (hourly rate and maximum hours fixed). The award contract will have a “not to exceed” clause that will limit the allowable fees charged in connection with these services through close-out. In order to be considered, qualifications must be submitted to Mayor Patricia Fisel, 301 S. Cavin Street, Ligonier, IN 46767 no later than 9:00 A.M. on December 2, 2013. The City reserves the right to reject any or all qualifications. All qualifications should be sealed and marked on the envelope, “GARMENT FACTORY CLEARANCE ENGINEERING QUALIFICATIONS”. Qualifications will be opened at 9:00 A.M. on December 2, 2013, and read aloud by name. The qualifications will be reviewed by the City Committee (5) and additional information may be requested from submitting firms. The City will interview selected firms at a date to be determined. The contract will be awarded to the most reasonable, responsible, and responsive offeror whose qualifications are determined to be the most advantageous to the City all factors considered after receipt of the DR2 Grant. SCOPE OF SERVICES: 1. Completing the Preliminary Engineering of each to determine the estimated cost; 2. Completing the Detailed Cost Budget; 3. Completing the Demolition plans and specifications upon grant approval; 4. Completing the site leveling plans and specifications upon grant approval; 5. All related over site work. QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications must include sufficient information to provide for adequate evaluation. At a minimum it should contain the following. 1. Qualifications and experience of the firm, and responsible individuals; 2. List of previously related jobs. 3. List of current projects in planning, or under construction; 4. Identification, and qualifications, of engineer(s) to be responsible for the project design 5. Knowledge of DR2 Clearance. PROPOSAL EVALUATION REVIEW FACTORS: 1. Qualifications and experience of the firm and responsible individuals; 25 points 2. List of previously related jobs; 25 points 3. List of current projects in plan-

ning, or under constructions; 10 points 4.Identification, and qualifications, of engineer(s) to be responsible for the project design. 15 points 5. Knowledge of DR2 Clearance 25 points TOTAL 100 points Qualifications will be reviewed using the above evaluation review factors. Points will be assigned to each criterion based on the content of the qualification only. However, the City Committee may or may not negotiate the fee schedule with one or more offeror. FEDERAL PROVISIONS: Attention is particularly called to the federal requirements listed in Appendix A. The State of Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has adopted a goal of 10% minority and/or female owned business for construction related or purchase related contracts for the work. AWARD OF CONTRACT: After close of negotiations, the City will award the contract to the selected offeror upon approval of the DR2 Grant and will promptly notify unsuccessful candidates. The tentative award of the contract will be awarded in an open meeting to be scheduled. The actual contract will not be signed until receipt of grant release from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. SIGNATURE: The qualifications shall be signed by an official authorized to bind the firm and shall contain a statement to the effect that the qualifications is firm for a ninety (90) day period. The proposal shall also provide the following information: name, title, address and telephone number of individuals with authority to negotiate and bind the bidder contractually, and who may also be contacted during the period of qualification evaluation. QUESTIONS REGARDING THE RFQ; Questions concerning the RFQ should be addressed to: Mayor Patricia Fisel, Mayor, 301 S. Cavin Street, Ligonier, IN 46767, (260) 894-4113 Or Bob Murphy, R.P. Murphy & Associates, Inc., 1501 N. Binkley Rd., Larwill, IN 46764, (260) 327-3404 AL,00358287,10/31,hspaxlp




NOTICE TO ADOPTION Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of West Noble School Corporation that the proper officers of West Noble School Corporation have established a Capital Projects Fund and adopted a plan under IC 20-46-6-5. Ten or more taxpayers in the school corporation who will be affected by the plan may file a petition with the County Auditor of Noble County, not later than ten (10) days after the publication of this notice, setting forth their objections to the plan. Upon filing of the petition, the County Auditor shall immediately certify the same to the Department of Local Government Finance. The Department will then fix a dae and conduct a public hearing on the plan before issuing its approval or disapproval thereof. The following is a general outline of the adopted plan: EXPENDITURES: 2014 2015 2016 (1) Land Acquisition And Development (2) Professional Services 5,000 5,000 5,000 (3) Education Specifications Development (4) Building Acquisition, Construction and Improvement 330,000 425,000 380,000 (5) Rental of Buildings, Facilities, and Equipment 240,000 270,000 295,000 (6) Purchase of Mobile or Fixed Equipment 564,000 674,000 709,000 (7) Emergency Allocation 100,000 100,000 100,000 (8) Utilities 510,251 510,251 510,251 (9) Maintenance of Equipment 280,000 285,000 325,000 (10) Sports Facility 45,000 50,000 75,000 (11) Property or Casualty Insurance (12) Other Operation and Maintenance of Plant (13) Other Proposed Expenditures 370,000 395,000 425,000 (14) Allocation for Future Projects (15) Transfer From One Fund to Another TOTAL EXPENDITURES, ALLOCATIONS & TRANSFERS 2,444,251 2,714,251 2,824,251 SOURCES AND ESTIMATES OF REVENUE (1) Projected January 1 Cash Balance 413,636 300,000 300,000 (2) Less Encumbrances Carried Forward from Previous Year 413,636 300,000 300,000 (3) Estimated Cash Balance Available for Plan (Line 1 minus Line 2) (4) Property Tax Revenue 2,381,042 2,547,715 2,649,624 (5) Auto Excise, CVET and FIT receipts 74,974 74,974 74,974 (6) Other revenue TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR PLAN (Add lines 3, 4, 5 and 6): 2,456,016 2,622,689 2,724,598 This notice contains future allocations for the following projects: Project-Location 2014 2015 2016 ____________________ ________ ________ ________ Future allocations as specified above will be subject to objections during the period stated in the Notice of Adoption to be published at a later date. TO BE PUBLISHED IN YEARS AFTER THE FIRST YEAR This notice contains future allocations for the following projects, which have previously been subject to taxpayer objections. Project-Location 2014 2015 2016 ____________________ ________ ________ ________ Future allocations as specified above are not subject to objections during the period stated in the Notice of Adoption to be published at a later date. AL,00356900,10/31,hspaxlp

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Football season ends FORT WAYNE — The West Noble football team learned the hard way just how deceiving an opponent’s 0-9 record can be. The Chargers took it on the chin from Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, 41-3, in the opening game of the Class 3A Sectional 27 football tournament Friday night. West Noble brought a 3-6 record into the game while the Knights were 0-9. But the Knights’ record was not indicative of their abilities, as many of those losses came at the hands of state-ranked powerhouses such as Snider and Leo. And Friday night, Luers turned the Chargers every which way but loose as they dominated the contest from start to finish. West Noble escaped the shutout when Uriel Macias kicked a field goal as time expired in the game. Luers scored twice in the first quarter, three times in the second and added a final touchdown in the third quarter. The Knights advance to play Heritage next week while the Chargers saw their season come to an unthrilling conclusion. West Noble was forced



West Noble’s junior receiver Brandon Moser (18) runs for yardage after catching a pass during Friday’s sectional football game against Fort Wayne Bishop Luers. The Chargers fell, 41-3, to the Knights. to scramble its offense as starting quarterback Waylon Richardson was out with an injury. That put senior Landon Stover back in as signal caller for the Chargers. Stover ran the West Noble offense for the first few games this season before sitting out a game with an injury, and Richardson took over. But Friday night, the Bishop Luers defense

was just too much for the Charger offense. West Noble had a good drive going to start the third quarter and drove to the Knights’ five-yard line before fumbling the ball away. It was the final game of their high school careers for five West Noble seniors: Adam Hursey, Macias, Joe Lee, Carlos Medina and Stover.

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Here’s the seventh-grade volleyball team at West Noble Middle School, after winning the LLC tournament on Oct. 19 at Lakeland. The young Chargers defeated the Westview Warriors in the semifinals in two sets, 25-16 and 25-18 to advance into the championship game against Prairie Heights. In the championship match, the Lady Chargers dominated in two sets - 25-11 and 25-7 - to bring home the 2013 LLC championship to West Noble. In the back row, from the left, are Amanda Denton, Alyssa Baumgartner, BreAnna Hunter, Angela Gross, Kourtnie Jones, Jaden Hanna, Lauren Burns, Morgan Shearer, Becky Yoder and Tori Miller. In the front, from left, are Tessia Ruch, Megan Godfrey, Hope McClelland, Tara Miller, Maddie Schermerhorn, Riley Kruger and Olivia Halsey.

Fall sports awards are Thursday, Nov. 7, at the high school.

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High school volleyball team made it to semis LIGONIER — West Noble’s volleyball season came to a halt in the semifinal round of the class 3A, sectional 21 tournament Saturday. The Chargers fell to Tippecanoe Valley in three games to start the day’s events in the West Noble gym. In the semifinals, Tippecanoe Valley’s scores over the Chargers (7-28) were 25-17, 25-9, 25-17, while Fairfield ousted NorthWood in the other semi, 25-19, 25-22, 25-19. Kaylie Warble had six kills for West Noble while Rachel Schermerhorn and Kenzie Teel each recorded five. Kelsie Peterson had 27 digs and 14 assists for the Chargers. Tippecanoe Valley (18-9) lost to Fairfield in the finals as Fairfield ended up winning the sectional championship in three sets: 25-17, 25-15, 25-11. It was a season of highs and lows for the team that always kept their fans excited. “The most important thing we can take away from this season is the growth we experienced as a team, as well as individual players,” said head coach Danielle Powell. “We had several freshmen and sophomore players step up and do some really great things for us at every level in the program.” As for next year, the coaches are looking at Kaylie Warble and Kenzie Teel to continue to improve and become dynamic players in the program. Other young

players, including Erin Mawhorter, Taylor Rose, and Sarah Buchanan, will be critical in the development of the team’s defense, she said. “In addition, we are expecting Vanesa Ratliff to hone her skills in the middle and become a dominant hitter and blocker for us. Becca Schermerhorn will be charged with leading the team as our future setter. Together, the juniors — Cara Groff, Taylor Fisher, and Amanda Huntsman — will set the tone on the court with their combined experience in addition to their leadership of the team. All of these pieces will be vital in our sustained growth program-wide.” Powell also noted that one of the keys for the future of this program will be the players’ work in the off season. Several girls have committed to playing club volleyball this winter, which will prove to be very valuable in their development as players. For any girls that cannot play club, open gyms this winter and spring will be available, she added. “Anything these girls can do to gain court experience will benefit us in the long run.” West Noble will lose two seniors to graduation: Kelsie Peterson and Rachel Schermerhorn. Both girls added much to the team’s success this season and will be missed, but also did a good job of helping to develop some of the underclassmen who will return next year. AEROBICS HOLIDAY SESSION


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A couple of superheroes at West Noble Primary School enjoyed playing a pair of The Avengers at the school’s costume party last week, part of the Red Ribbon Week celebration.

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Getting into the spirit of the costume contest at West Noble Primary School last week were these first-grade teachers, from left, Tammi Hicks, Tami Golden and Katrina Pruitt.


Joy Wert, a first-grade teacher, and her son, Jaxon, were among those taking part in the Red Ribbon Week costume party at West Noble Primary School last week.


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Children from West Noble Elementary School enjoy one of the many attractions at the Pumpkin Fantasyland at Fashion Farm near Ligonier. Today marks the last day the fantasyland will be open. This year’s theme was “Zooland Babies” and featured many dioramas of animals made out of pumpkins, gourds and other items.

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On a busy day earlier this month, third-graders from West Noble Elementary School visited several sites around the city on a walking field trip. This group of youngsters was spotted at the Ligonier Visitors Center and Heritage Station Museum. The students had a chance to see many relics from the city’s past and were treated to stories of Ligonier history told by local volunteers.

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Burnworth Zollars is honored to welcome Spank to our service team. Spank previously worked for Wysong’s in Cromwell for 29 years before their recent closing. Spank lives in Cromwell with his wife Cara. They have 5 children. Spank enjoys fishing and riding motorcycles on his off time. Spank is available Monday through Friday to provide service for your vehicle.



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A new look for Burnworth Zollars Local auto dealerships on U.S. 6 given makeover of interiors, exteriors

LIGONIER — The Burnworth Zollars auto dealerships in Ligonier have taken a big step into the future with the total remodeling of the business to meet Ford and Chevrolet specifications. Stylish new exteriors on both the Ford and Chevrolet showrooms and buildings set off the front of the dealership, located on U.S. 6 in Ligonier. Renovations, using local contractors, have changed both the exteriors and interiors of the city’s only auto dealerships. Changes include all new customer lounges with flat-screen television sets, plush new seating, refreshment bar and a more

open concept to allow easy access for customers to access the service departments. The Ford half of the business created a drive-through service area and Chevrolet dealership added a canopy to better protect customers entering the showrooms for services or sales. The company’s changes are a commitment to the future, said Rick Zollars, owner of the dealerships. “We are proud to be a part of this community and wanted to show our confidence in what we have to offer out customers,” Zollars said. The dealership will be marking its 35th anniver-

sary in February 2014. To help celebrate its new look, Burnworth Zollars is hosting a grand re-opening on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The public is invited to visit and see the new look of Burnworth Zollars in Ligonier The Burnworth Zollars dealerships are longtime supporters of many community efforts, especially those that affect the young people of the area. Through sponsorships for local athletic teams as well as academic clubs and other endeavors at West Noble schools, the business has earned a stellar reputation or being a good neighbor to all. CHAD KLINE

Here’s a look at the Chevrolet side of the Burnworth Zollars dealerships, located on U.S. 6 in Ligonier. Extensive changes have been made to both the outside and inside of the building, including a canopy over the entrance.

Kimmell baseball league helped by BZ LIGONIER — Burnworth-Zollars Chevrolet, one of 15 Chevrolet dealers from northeast Indiana that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2013 baseball program, has concluded a successful season with Kimmell Little League. Burnworth Zollars Chevrolet provided the Kimmell youth baseball association with new equipment, a financial contribution and an opportunity for community members to enter the free Chevrolet vehicle sweepstakes. “Chevrolet has a long history with baseball, and we’re glad we were able to bring that tradition to our youth leagues in Ligonier,” said Ken Cook, general manager

for Burnworth Zollars Chevrolet. Equipment donated by Burnworth Zollars Chevrolet included equipment bags, baseball buckets, practice hitting nets, umpire ball bags, batting tees and Chevrolet Youth Baseball T-shirts. In addition, the dealership helped donate either a Chevy Malibu or a Chevy Traverse as the grand prize for a free regional sweepstakes. “We truly enjoy being involved with the classic American tradition of youth baseball,” said Cook. “Sponsoring Kimmell Little League gave us the opportunity to show our commitment to the youth and families in Ligonier, and we are thrilled to have achieved such positive results.”


The Ford dealership of Burnworth Zollars has a new look on U.S. 6 in Ligonier, with renovations made to the exterior and interior of the building. Burnworth Zollars is celebrating its 35th anniversary in February, 2014, along with a grand re-opening on Saturday, Nov. 9.

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Church to host community hog roast LIGONIER — A “Fall Hog Roast” will take place at Ligonier United Methodist Church this Saturday from 5-7:30 p.m. in The CrossWalk. This free meal for the entire community takes the

place of the church’s annual Thanksgiving dinner. The menu includes pulled-pork sandwiches, hot dogs, applesauce, coleslaw, drinks and desserts including apple and pumpkin pies.

There’s no charge for tickets. Donations will be accepted but not required. All donations will go to the church’s missions fund to help purchase a new trailer and tools for mission trips.



The Advance Leader October 31, 2013  

The Advance Leader is the weekly newspaper serving Ligonier and the surrounding western Noble County area in northeast Indiana.

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