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National Day of Prayer event is May 3 LIGONIER — The public is invited to a prayer breakfast for the National Day of Prayer at 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 3, in The CrossWalk at Ligonier United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Road. Ligonier Mayor Patty Fisel is hosting the event. Daniel Alemu from Daniel’s Ligonier Cafe will be providing the breakfast, with help from church members. This year’s theme for the National Day of Prayer is “One Nation Under God,” based on Psalm 33:12. Students from the choirs at West Noble High School will perform. Various government officials have been invited, and prayers will be offered by guests including elected officials.

Among the pastors invited to attend and take part are: • Pastor Abigail Cervantes, Zion Comunidad Cristiana, Syracuse. • Pastor David Bosenberg, Cromwell United Methodist Church, Cromwell. • Pastor Joey Nelson, Stone’s Hill Community Church, Ligonier. • Pastor John Lutton, Church of the Nazarene, Ligonier. • Pastor Mark Eastbay, St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Syracuse. • Pastor Rafael Flores, Morning Star Ministries, LaGrange. • Pastor Stanley Wilson, Ligonier Presbyterian Church, Ligonier. • Pastor Byron Kaiser, Ligonier United Methodist Church. • Pastor Don Mischler, Syracuse.

Cromwell alumni to gather on May 5 CROMWELL — The 98th annual Cromwell High School alumni gathering and reunion is set for Saturday, May 5, in the Cromwell Community Center. Registration and social hour starts at 4:30 p.m. in the center. The meal will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. in the old gym, next to the center. The class of 1962 will be honored as the 50th year class. Honorable mention classses are 1952, 1942 and 1932. Reservations are requested as

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soon as possible. The cost of the meal is $11 per person. Those attending are asked to send their checks and reservations in before May 3 to: Robert Leamon P.O. Box 113 Cromwell, IN 46732-0113. Leamon can be reached by phone for more details at 856-2108 or 856-2598. “The evening will be filled with fond memories and stories from members of the class of 1962,” he said.

LIGONIER — Mayor Patty Fisel was back at her office in City Hall on Wednesday after taking a few days off to have surgery on her hand.

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Bob Myer, director of Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana, is surrounded by students from West Noble Middle School. Last Thursday, the school’s National Honor Society presented Myer with a check for $750, which was the result of fundraisers and concession sales at the school over the past several months.

Local students help support Honor Flights for veterans LIGONIER — Students from West Noble Middle School’s National Junior Honor Society helped bridge the generation gap recently by learning about, and supporting, the Honor Flight program. Honor Flights are free trips presented to World War II veterans as a way of showing respect and thanks to the men and women who helped win that war and keep our nation free. Middle school students have been working with Bob Myer,

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St udent s f rom West Noble High Sc hool’s Theat re3 3 ac t ing t roupe host ed t heir annual “ S.C .E.N.E. C amp” last week at the school. The ‘Stage Crews Encouraging New Entertainers’ attracted more than two dozen middle and elementary school students who attended the week-long offering. The older students provided instruction and help in acting and technical support for plays and other theater events, with an emphasis on puppets. The big guy in the back on the left is “Eugene,” a bigger-than-life walking puppet made by Bob, Pat and Elizabeth Voors from Cromwell.

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free to the veterans, who are given tours of museums and offered a chance to meet with other veterans, from all branches of the Armed Forces, who served during World War II. More information on the Honor Flight program is available online, and there is an interestesting video on the program that can be found on You Tube at T6aA&feature=related, or search for Honor Flight.

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president of Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. They not only learned a great deal about the program but conducted fundraisers during the past school year. Their hard work resulted in a check for $750 being presented to Myer last Thursday. The money will be used to support the Honor Flight program, which has helped thousands of men and women fly to Washington, D.C., over the past several years. The trips are

BY BOB BUTTGEN LIGONIER — A team of civil rights auditors visited West Noble High School last week, checking to see if the school and its campus meet federal requirements for a variety of standards. Superintendent Dr. Dennis VanDuyne reported on the team’s inspection to the West Noble school board at its meeting Monday night. West Noble receives most of its federal funds for vocational education programs. The federal inspections, known as audits, are done on a rotating basis at most Indiana schools that receive federal funding of any type, VanDuyne explained. The team spent a day at the high school to make sure West Noble is following state and federal requirements for providing a quality education to students with physical and mental disabilities, and students whose primary language is not English. VanDuyne said the inspectors liked what they saw at West Noble. He said the team pointed out only a few minor deficiencies and will file a formal report in the near future. “It was mostly little things that we can easily fix,” VanDuyne said. Examples of corrections needed include an additional

handicapped parking space at the high school, and more signage around the campus stating that West Noble is an equal opportunity employer. More of the corporation’s published notices need to be done in both English and Spanish, the auditors told school officials. Approximately half of West Noble’s students come from homes where English is a second language, which strengthens the need for bilingual signs and notices, VanDuyne said. The audit team included a contracted specialist who works for the federal Department of Education, a person from the Indiana Department of Education and two inspectors from the state fire marshal’s office. Other items that need fixing at the high school relate to accessibility for students in wheelchairs, VanDuyne said. Soap dispensers and pencil sharpeners, for instance, have to be lowered slightly in some classrooms and restrooms. The school can place electric pencil sharpeners on desktops, and that would satisfy federal requirements. VanDuyne said the inspection team’s report would be made public after it is sent to the school. He expects to receive the official, final report in less than two weeks.

Senior citizens’ prom reservations due Friday PULSE of Noble County, a local group made up of high school students, will host a senior citizens’ prom on Saturday, May 12, at East Noble High School. Reservations are due Friday by calling the Noble County Community Foundation at 894-3335. The cost is $7 per person, or $12 for a couple.

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Finding kindness in a time of grief Here’s one of those stories that helps restore a guy’s belief in the inherent goodness of the human spirit. And even though it’s wrapped around a time of grief, it leaves you with good feelings. Tony Guyas buried his dad last Friday. It was one of those sad points in our lives that most of us will have to go through, sooner or later. dad, Bill Guyas, was one of those men THE BOB whoHiseveryone knew, and liked. He worked at REPORT Silgan Plastics in Ligonier for more than 40 Bob Buttgen years before retiring. And just as he was settling into the role of retiree, Bill was struck This column, down by a heart attack. written by the It felled him on April editor of this 11, just as he and newspaper, is Carol, his wife of 49 dedicated to years, were preparing his dad, who to go to the visitation of just turned 85 their friend, Clarene and is going Reid. fine out in Bill passed on April Apache 15. Junction, “It was so sudden,â€? BILL GUYAS Arizona. Tony told me this 1941-2012 Thanks, week. “He had been dad, for all you do for me! fighting diabetes but was in good health, overall. He helped me with chores that morning and then went out to our lake house and mowed the lawn.â€? So as Tony and the rest of the family were dealing with the grief that accompanies the death of the family patriarch, they also had to worry about the chores and work to be done on his farm and his parents’ property. Tony has a commercial egg-laying operation north of Ligonier, and must take care of thousands of layers. Not an easy job; it’s something that takes constant care and concern. Tony describes himself as one of those guys who “doesn’t take help easily.â€? But he also is one of the first to lend a hand to those in need. But he soon found out just how many friends he and his family have, as people starting coming forward and volunteering to take care of the farm. “It was overwhelming,â€? he said. “But thanks to our friends, I didn’t have to worry about chores here at home for a week and a half.â€? And it wasn’t just good friends who stepped up. A lot of help came from an unlikely source — a bunch of people who, up to a month or so ago, didn’t even know Bill and Carol Guyas. The train derailment that took place northwest of Ligonier back on March 27 happened pretty much in the front yard of the Bill and Carol’s home. The Norfolk-Southern Railroad used some of the Guyas’ property, and their neighbor’s, as a staging area for the cleanup operation that still isn’t complete. For several days, nearly 100 people were at the scene of the derailment. They had to park equipment at the Guyas home. “The railroad gets a bum rap sometimes, and maybe there are times it’s deserved, but not this time,â€? Tony Guyas said. “The people from the railroad were taking good care of mom and dad from day one.â€? As soon as the railroad employees heard about the untimely death of their new friend, they were bringing food and flowers to the family home, and offering much-needed help to a grieving family. A few of the Norfolk-Southern guys noticed the American flag flying from Bill Guyas’ flag pole was a bit tattered. They went out and bought a brand new flag. They took down the old one, folded it nicely and presented it to Carol. “It was heart-touching,â€? Tony said, his voice cracking at times as he tried to explain his emotions. “Sometimes a person thinks they don’t have many friends, or people don’t care about other people. But then there are times like this ‌ you don’t know what you’ve got until something like this happens.â€? Adjusting to life without your dad sucks. Add Tony Guyas to the long list of people who are doing that. “Dad helped me with my chores every morning,â€? Tony said. “And now I’m still adjusting to him not being there. It’s hard.â€? Amen, Tony. Amen.

Free blood tests offered at Trinity Lutheran Church health fair LIGONIER — Members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ligonier are planning their first-ever health fair for Saturday, May 12, from 8 11 a.m. at the church, located at the corner of 4th and Martin streets in Ligonier. Co-sponsored by Parkview Noble Hospital and The Lutheran Foundation, the health fair will offer the Chem 17 blood test free to the first 100 people who register. The Chem 17, which usually costs $17, includes cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose and iron, as well as some kidney, liver and metabolic function tests. Participants planning to have the Chem 17 are reminded to fast for 10 to 12 hours prior to the test. People registering after the first 100 will be asked to pay the $17 for their tests. Parkview Noble Hospital will also provide an education table with literature on breast health, colonoscopy, support groups, rehab services and much more. Also available will be EZ Detect kits for people over age 50 to screen for colorectal cancer in the privacy of their own home. For more information or to make an appointment for the free blood tests, call the John Grawock at 894-4081.

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OBITUARIES Frances McGlocklin ALBION — Frances Evelyn McGlocklin, 84, of Albion, Ind., passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012, at 10:20 a.m. at Avalon Village. She was born on Mrs. January 6, McGlocklin 1928, to Mae Irene (Bonar) Rarick and Wilmer Jasper Rarick in Wolf Lake, Ind. Frances enjoyed playing bingo and also putting together puzzles in her free time. She is survived by one daughter, Tammy Heileman; one sister, June (Dallas) “Bud� Shively; four grandchildren, Thomas (Laura) Heileman, Faith Castaneda, Brandy (Gonzalo) Bocanegra and Guy

Heileman; 12 great-grandchildren; and her beloved dog, Penny. Frances was preceded in death by her parents; one son, James McGlocklin; two brothers, Paul Rarick and William Rarick; and one great- grandson. A cremation committal will take place at Legacy Cremation & Remembrance Center in Ligonier. Memorial contributions may be directed to Avalon Village, 200 Kingston Circle, Ligonier, IN 46767. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.thelegacyremembered.c om

Roy VanDusen CROMWELL — Oscar ‘‘Roy’’ VanDusen, 58, died Thursday, April 12, 2012, at his home. There will be no services at this time. Palmer Funeral HomeRiver Park in South Bend is in charge of arrangements.

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CROMWELL — Planning is well under way for the 2012 Cromwell Days festival, set for the third weekend in July. This Friday, bingo games will be played in the Cromwell Community Center starting at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. All proceeds will go to the festival, and everyone’s invited. Food concessions will be offered and admission is free. Local organizers are working to make this year’s festival a much bigger and better event this year, said Lavina Alderfer, one of the committee members and also a member of the Cromwell Town Council. The theme for this year’s festival and parade is “Extreme Makeover — Cromwell Edition.� More volunteers are needed, along with sponsors for the weekend’s events on July 20, 21 and 22. Donations are especially needed for the fireworks. “Everyone enjoyed the spectacular fireworks last year, and would like to see them again this year,� Alderfer said. “These are very expensive and we are still looking for donations.� Donations may be sent to:

Anyone who has questions, comments, suggestions or offers of help for the Cromwell festival can contact committee members as soon as possible. Committee members include Mary Heintzelman 894-2174, Bob Leamon 856-2598 or Lavina Alderfer at 856-2861.

Cromwell Festival, P.O. Box 566, Cromwell, IN 46732. Put ‘fireworks’ on the memo line of checks. Any business, club, church or individual that wishes to sponsor an activity or donate toward the festival can also mail donations to the address above, or contact any committee member for additional details. The festival is also in need of food and craft vendors. Contact Bret Goodyear at 574-551-9942 or to become involved as a vendor. The free concert on Friday night, July 20, will be presented by “Nostalgia.� A classic car show in the uptown area is also planned. The grand parade will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 21. Entries are welcome. For more information on the parade, contact Alderfer at 856-2861 or by email at

LIGONIER — The Noble County Sheriff’s Department, along with several other law enforcement agencies, used police dogs to conduct locker searches at both West Noble and Central Noble high schools on Thursday, April 19. No illegal drugs were found in either school building or their parking lots, said Deputy Doug Ewell of the Noble County Sheriff’s Department. “Both schools came up clean,� he said. West Noble High School was searched in the morning and Central Noble in the afternoon. Ewell said the searches were done using eight dogs from a variety of police departments. All Indiana schools are required to conduct lockdown drills during the school year, and Ewell said Thursday’s sweeps helped both schools meet that requirement. Students were kept in their classrooms

while the dogs were doing the searches. West Noble High School principal Greg Baker commented after the sweep: “One of the most important charges that we have is to provide a safe and secure environment for our students. We had no indication that drugs or weapons were in the school, but feel that it is important to stay vigilant in providing the environment where students feel secure. We were pleased that no items were found in the school or in the parking lots.� The police dogs used in the sweeps are trained to detect the most commonly found illegal drugs. Two dogs from the Noble County Sheriff’s Department were used, along with dogs from Ligonier, Wolcottville and Kendallville police departments. K9 units from the Steuben County and DeKalb County sheriff’s departments also took part.

Benefits set for young cancer fighter LIGONIER — Two benefits have been planned for Ruth Marner, an area teen who is battling brain cancer. Marner, 14, attends Wawasee Schools, and lives in Enchanted Hills on the Noble/Koscuiosko county line.. She has been diagnosed with glioma, a rare form of brain cancer. Events are set for Friday and Saturday in The CrossWalk at Ligonier

United Methodist Church, 466 Townline Road. A rummage sale and bake sale will take place both days starting at 8 a.m. On Saturday, a lasagna dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations of items for the rummage and bake sales will be accepted on either day at the church. More information is available by calling Karen Weldy at 894-1475.

Goshen man charged with driving under the influence LIGONIER — A Goshen man was arrested by Ligonier police April 15 and charged with driving while intoxicated. Michael E. Gilson, 24, was stopped by police at 2:45 a.m. after he failed to dim his headlights for a Ligonier patrol car. He was pulled over on Lincolnway West near Oakwood Lane. Police said Gilson appeared to be intoxicated and had an odor of alcohol on his breath. According to the police report, his blood-alcohol level tested at .16 at the Ligonier police station. Gilson told officers he was headed to his home in Goshen after having been at a Syracuse tavern. He also was charged with failure to dim his headlights, and was transported to the Noble County Jail in Albion.







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Special event is May 3 in downtown Ligonier LIGONIER — An open house to show off the expanded B.A.B.E. store in Ligonier is set for Thursday, May 3, at 202 S. Cavin St., in downtown Ligonier. B.A.B.E. (Beds and Britches, Etc.) offers items needed by parents of newborns and youngsters. It is geared for those families that may need financial help to obtain certain items. Mothers must earn

vouchers for items in the store by attending classes, going to the doctor and meeting other requirements designed to help them and their baby’s health. In addition, the center offers pregnancy and parenting education classes to include small groups and one-on-one mentoring for teen and young-adult moms. The store is a program of Life and Family Services of

Kendallville. It has operated in Ligonier for the past year but was recently able to expand into an adjoining space, and more than double the size of the center. The store is only open on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. Items available including clothing, baby bottles and much more. The office of Life and Family can be reached by calling 347-5720. A 24-hour Helpline is offered by calling 877-696-7465. The email address is Additional information on the Ligonier B.A.B.E. store is on Facebook at The public is invited to the open house on May 3, and light refreshments will be served.

Ligonier Marshmallow Festival looking for public input LIGONIER — The Ligonier Marshmallow Festival committee wants help from the public in choosing a theme for the 2012 event, set for Labor Day weekend. Anyone with ideas can send them by email to Tammy Deel, festival chairperson, at Also, the next committee meeting is at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 10, at the West Noble American Legion Post on Main Street. Anyone interested in helping with the festival is invited to attend. Festival committee members are seeking sponsors, donors and underwriters for special events. Anyone who would like to help should contact Deel. Fundraising is focusing on making sure the fireworks display will happen on Friday night, Aug. 31. The new, renovated festival website will be up in about two weeks, Deel said.

Study Club looking for past winners The Ligonier Study Club sponsors a writing contest for high school students. Members of the group are inviting the students who won 50 and 25 years ago to their May luncheon. They are looking for addresses or contact information on the following West Noble students: Larry Berkey, Thomas Buckwall, Donald Coy, Karen Yoder, Lisa Herendeen, Stephanie Wysong, Stuart Wysong and Jim Somerset. Anyone who has information on the above people should contact Nancy Peterson at 894-3610.

The Northmen to perform Sunday at Ligonier Church of the Nazarene LIGONIER — The Church of the Nazarene, 1102 S. Martin St., Ligonier, is hosting a gospel concert featuring The Northmen on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Northmen trio have been performing for nearly 24 years. They have presented concerts all over the United States and in six other countries, and are

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Here are the owners and employees of Bonilla’s Tacos, the newest restaurant to open in Ligonier. The eatery is located on Lincolnway West, a block west of Cavin Street, in the building formerly home to Swank’s Videos. The owners are Agustin and Berta Bonilla, and they are being helped by family members and friends. The restaurant is open seven days a week and features Mexican food including tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas and more.

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popular with cruise lines, conventions and special events. A freewill offering will be taken for the group, which is not charging the church for its appearance, according to the Rev. John Lutton. The group also will be selling copies of its albums. The public is invited.

LIGONIER — The Lighthouse Daycare Ministry at Ligonier Presbyterian Church is having a spaghetti dinner at the church on Saturday from 5-7 p.m. Donations will be accepted and the public is invited. The menu includes salad, spaghetti, bread and dessert. All proceeds will go to the daycare center that focuses on teenage parents. Send your local news to this newspaper by email when possible: Thanks!

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Advance Leader


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ANGOLA — Alex Gillespie of Ligonier recently was awarded Trine University’s Distinguished Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to students who show academic excellence and leadership both in and out of the classroom. This scholarship is valued at $12,500 annually. Gillespie is a senior at West Noble High School.

Ligonier taking signups for youth baseball, T-ball More coaches still needed LIGONIER — Registrations are now being accepted at the Ligonier Sports and Recreation Center for youth baseball leagues. This includes T-ball for ages, 3, 4 and 5. Players must be age 3 by June 4. Other leagues are: • Coach-pitch baseball for ages 6 and 7. Players cannot be age 8 before June 4. • Major League baseball for ages 8 through 11. Boys and girls cannot be 12 before June 4. The first games of the summer season start on June 4 at Kenney Park. More adults are needed for coaching positions. The cost is $20 per player. Registration forms are available at the Rec Center, or call 894-7344 for more information.

Area students recognized by Purdue WEST LAFAYETTE — Many students from Noble County earned academic honors for the fall 2011 semester from Purdue University’s West Lafayette and Fort Wayne campuses. Students must have had at least at 3.5 semester or cumulative grade point average on a four-point scale to be recognized. Honored were: Cromwell — Jacob Halsey, Jonathan Tucco and Brittany Pringle. Kimmell — Shane Jackson. LaOtto — Blaine Cox, April Ferrier, Patrick Grawcock, Morgan Muehlmeyer, Allison Thomas, Alex Timmerman and Luke Shumaker. Ligonier — Joshua Isaac, Faith Smith, John Wigent and Cory Stump. Wawaka — Brittany Moser and Tessa Smith.

Sellers needed for Lighthouse sale LIGONIER — The Lighthouse Daycare ministry is accepting sellers for its Children’s Rummage Sale fundraiser to be held Saturday, May 5, at Ligonier Presbyterian Church. Seller packets will be available at the Lighthouse Ministry at the church. To take part, just drop off your rummage sale items at the church. The ministry will keep 25 percent of the sales price and the seller keeps 75 percent and they do not have to be present at the sale. Deadline for dropping off items is Wednesday, May 2, at 5:30 p.m. The ministry is accepting all-season quality children’s items including: clothing: infant, girls (0-Misses 9), boys (020), shoes, infant items (furniture, bouncy seats, bedding, strollers, bath tubs, accessories, etc), toys, books, and videos. For more information, call Alana Christlieb at 894-0332, or Kari Stabler at 564-0560.

Some seats still available for hearthside dinner Fundraising event is May 12 at Stone’s Trace LIGONIER — The public is invited to join the Stone’s Trace Historical Society and the Richard Stone family in an entertaining, educational and delicious meal to be served Saturday, May 12, at

the historic Stone’s Trace site, located south of Ligonier on U.S. 33. The “Spring Hearthside Dinner” will take place in the Stone’s Trace Tavern, starting at 6 p.m., with guests requested to arrive by 5:45 p.m. Reservations for this one-of-a-kind event are $40 per person. The evening will be conducted under

conditions similar to those experienced by Indiana pioneers in the 19th century. The eight-course meal will feature dishes prepared from 19th century recipes. The menu features three appetizers; caviar canapes, epicurean canapes (anchovy), peach canapes; onion soup, scalloped clams, lemon ice, asparagus salad,

Church Directory CROMWELL

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.


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. Curryanne Hostetler, 636-7005.


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.


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, 574-642-4813 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 Pastor Shannon Kathary 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


chicken terrapin, curried rice croquettes, baked beets and creame francaise au chocolat for dessert. Those attending are encouraged to dress in pioneer-period attire, however, this is not required. For reservations and additional information, contact Sweeney at 8562666.

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Ligonier police officer Michael Houser, right, recently graduated from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in Plainfield. He was congratulated by Ligonier Police Chief Bryan Shearer following the graduation ceremony on April 13. Houser has been with the local police department for two years, on a part-time basis.

Fiber Festival planned for weekend at fairgrounds KENDALLVILLE — The NorthEast Indiana Fiber Fest will take place Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Merchants Building on the Noble County Fairgrounds in Kendallville. The festival will include fiber, yarns and wool. People can see how sheep and alpaca wool is transformed by spinning, felting, spindling, crocheting and knitting by some of the areas’ best fiber artists. Vendors will sell a variety of fiber-related items. Food will be available on the grounds. For more information, call Gwen Swogger at 347-1129.

TRACK RESULTS (Continued from Page 5) Amairany Curz - Long Jump Hannah Bright - Discus 3200 Relay - Segovia, Guzman, Cruz, Pizana 1600 Relay - Shepherd, Murillo, Ortiz, Arias 400 Relay - Cruz, Segovia, Guzman, Richardson The West Noble Charger boys track team traveled to Eastside Tuesday night and came home with a 96 -35 victory. The Chargers had multiple winners throughout the evening.

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 Ligonier Rec Center, 260-894-2158 Service Time: 10:15 a.m. Sunday 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.


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. ST. MARY’S ORTHODOX CHURCH Ancient Christian worship. Divine Liturgy: Sunday 9:30 a.m. S.R. 5, Topeka, 593-2670;

Abel Zamarripa 3200M Seth Groff - Discus Erik Mawhorter 100/200 Will Nelson - 1600 Jaden Kreft - High Jump/Long Jump/300H Diego Murillo - 400 Jonathan Moreno - 800 3200 M Relay - Sheeley, Mast, Arnold, Weimer 1600 M Relay - Murillo, Moreno, Handshoe, Sheeley 400 M Relay - Mojica, Kreft, Bontrager, Mawhorter

TOPEKA BAPTIST Church School 9 a.m., Morning Worship 10 a.m. Rev. Gene Parker, Pastor


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.


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, 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.

Attention Ministers: Please send corrections, additions or changes for this listing to: The Advance Leader, P.O. Box 30, Ligonier, IN 46767; e-mail:; fax: 894-3102

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Win some, lose some

Bright breaks own record in discus Softball, baseball teams falls in first round of tourneys Softball, Tuesday: Fairfield 5, West Noble 3 Fairfield knocked out 14 hits and came from behind to defeat West Noble, 5-3, in a first-round game of the NECC softball tournament played Tuesday in Ligonier. The game went into extra innings before the Falcons scored two runs in their top of the eighth to seal the win. West Noble led early, scoring one run in the first and another in the fourth. In the first inning, Renee Zeigler hit a RBI single that scored Kelsie Peterson, who had singled earlier and stole second. In the fourth, Kaleigh DeBeck and Chelsea Risser led off with singles. A sacrifice bunt by Kelsey Kiser moved the runners to second and third before Steph Swank smashed a single to centerfield that scored DeBeck for a 2-0 West Noble lead. Fairfield waited until the seventh inning to put any runs on the board. The Falcons pushed three players across the plate for a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the seventh, Elle Saggars hit a single for the Chargers. She moved to third base on a steal and a sacrifice bunt before Molly Marsh connected on a solid hit to score Saggars and tie the game at 3-3. In the eighth inning, Fairfield was able to score two runners but the Chargers couldn’t score in the bottom half of the stanza to end the game. Both teams have 3-1 records in the NECC. Fairfield is 12-3 overall and the Chargers fall to 10-4. Fairfield advances to play the winner of the Westview/Angola vs. Eastside game tonight. West Noble plays in a consolation game on Thursday at a site to be determined.

Monday West Noble 12, Bethany Christian 3 LIGONIER — After losing its last two games by identical 11-1 scores, the West Noble softball team needed a victory on Monday and they got one. The Chargers rebounded

Varsity games today: Baseball at Prairie Heights; Softball at Westview; both at 5.


West Noble junior varsity baseball player Kyler Bolen makes the throw from third in a recent game against Churubusco, while Tara Edsall shows her pitching form for the Chargers junior varsity softball team, also against ‘Busco. by defeating Bethany Christian, 12-3, in nonconference action played under extremely windy conditions at West Noble Monday afternoon. West Noble pounded out 13 hits against the Bruins, with sophomore Kelsie Peterson have a big day at the plate. She smashed an inside-thepark home run in the fourth inning and followed that up with a stand-up triple in the fifth inning. Peterson shared the pitching duties with junior Chelsea Risser, and together the pair limited Bethany Christian to five hits in seven innings. Risser earned the win, giving up just two hits and one earned run. West Noble score twice in the first, one run in the second, two more in the third and fourth in the fourth inning. The Chargers pushed three more runs across in the fifth inning. Junior Ashley Shepherd went 3-for-3 on the day and also scored three times and had three stolen bases for West Noble. Molly Marsh had two runs batted in, as did Kaleigh DeBeck. Marsh also scored twice and caught the entire game for the Chargers.

Track teams winning West Noble’s boys track team had a good showing at the always tough Gohen Relays last Saturday. For the Chargers, Kevin Handshoe was second in the 1,600 at 4:31.24 and anchored the 4 -by -800 relay team to a runner -up finish in 8:23.77. The relay also included Jonathan Weimer, Brandon Arnold and Isaac Sheeley. Weimer was third in his 1,600 in 4:38.3. West Noble took thirds in the distance medley relay at 11:24.67 with Arnold, Sheeley, Will Nelson and Diego Murrillo and in a 4 by -100 relay in 46.29 seconds with Collin Mora, Jaden Kreft, Kam Bontrager and Erik Mawhorter. Mora was fifth in the 110 hurdles in 16.06 seconds. The girls competed in the Turtle Town Relays on Saturday at Churubusco. West Noble was paced by Black division discus runner -up Hannah Bright. The junior threw the discus 124 7, a new school record. She broke her own record with the hurl. Senior Anissa Richards was third in the 3,200 in 12:07.46. The West Noble boys track team traveled to Fremont on April 17 and came away with three victories. The Chargers defeated Angola 82 -49,

Fremont 93 -38, and Westview 68 -63. Winning events for the Chargers were Collin Mora(300H and 110H), Kevin Handshoe(800M and 1600M), Jonathan Weimer(3200m), Jaden Kreft(High Jump and Long Jump), and Erik Mawhorter(100M). The Chargers also won the 3200 M relay in a time of 8:24.22. The Charger girls track team traveled to Westview for a NECC quad meet against Angola, Westview and Fremont. The Chargers defeated Fremont 90 -39 while losing to Angola and Westview. Event winners for the Chargers were Hannah Bright in Discus and the 4X400 relay team consisting of Yessica Segoiva, Darby Allen, Haley Richardson, and Amairany Cruz. The West Noble girls track team defeated the Eastside Blazers 100 -15 on Tuesday night. The Chargers received first place in every event but one throughout the evening. Charger event winners were as follows: Angel Nickolson - 100 H Dawn Sheeley - 100 M/300 H Cassidy Ratliff - 1600 M Darby Allen - 400 M Beni Murillo - 800 M Haley Richardson - 200 M/High Jump Anissa Richards - 3200 M SEE TRACK, PAGE 4

Baseball, Monday: Hamilton 10, West Noble 0 HAMILTON — Senior right-hander R.J. Smith held West Noble without a run as Hamilton moved to the quarterfinals of the Northeast Corner Conference Baseball Tournament with a 10-0 victory in a contest shortened to six innings by the 10-run rule on Monday. “This is the first game he has thrown,” explained Hamilton coach Tyler Wolfe. “As windy as it was, we thought a key was going to be keeping it in the zone.” Smith struck out 10, walked five and allowed just three hits. The Marines got a bit of redemption, as the Chargers topped Hamilton earlier in the season in another game that was cut short by the mercy rule. Hamilton (3-5) struck for 16 hits against West Noble hurler Skylar Campbell. Aaron Kelley had a fifth inning home run for the Marines and finished with three hits. West Noble’s best chance of scoring came in the second inning when the Chargers loaded the bases with no outs. Plumbing & Climate Control Contractors Since 1946

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Smith threw three consecutive strikeouts to end the threat. He also got the Marines out of a jam in the sixth, where West Noble had runners at first and third, only to see the hurler throw a strikeout. “We had a chance to capitalize and didn’t,” said West Noble coach Doug Brown. “Then they scratched a couple runs across and we never were able to recover.” The contest was scoreless until the third inning when Hamilton took advantage of a West Noble error with two outs to push three runs across the plate. “It was a big momentum shift,” Brown said. “We could have been out of the inning with nothing and then we give up three runs.” West Noble (1-11) got two hits from Korey Kendall and one from Jesus Luevano.

JV Baseball The West Noble JV baseball team defeated the Churbusco Eagles by a score of 10-5 this week. The Chargers blew open the game in the fifth inning when freshman Levi Nelson nailed a 3-run homer to leftcenter field. That was all the help that the pitching combo of Petey Pizana and Waylon Richardson needed. Brandon Moser and Waylon Richardson also had hits for the Chargers while numerous Chargers were walked throughout the game. The Charger JV host the Whitko Wildcats on Charger Field today at 5 p.m.

JV Softball The West Noble JV Softball team put together another solid performance by defeating the Churubusco Lady Eagles 13-8. The Chargers jumped out to a quick 9-0 lead before the Eagles scored 6 runs in the 6th to tighten up the game. The Charger offense was led by Janelle Miller’s three hits while Sammy Patillo, Taylor Fisher and Sammi Coates each chipped in 2 hits each. Also getting hits for the Chargers were Haley Teel, Alexis Pena, Alexis Morris and Kendra Kendall. Tara Edsall got the win for the Chargers by striking out 8 over 5 innings. Janelle Miller relieved Edsall in the sixth inning to finish the game for the Chargers.


Becoming sunny, 63, winds 10-20, low of 34


Sun and clouds, 57, p.m. rain, low of 40

Only a sophomore, West Noble’s Hannah Bright continues to leave her name in the high school’s record books. Last weekend, Bright broke her own school record in the discus. The big throw came at the Turtle Town Relay in Churbusco, where Bright placed second in her division. Her throw on Saturday was 124 Bright feet, 7 inches. Her previous mark, set last year as a freshman, was 123 feet, 8 inches. The track season still has a long way to go, giving Bright a bright future to possible re-set her record again. Saturday, West Noble’s girls team joins many others in the East Noble Relays in Kendallville. The NECC track meet is at Churubusco on May 8 and May 11.

Good week for golf team Chargers tie for 5th in Whitko Invitational The West Noble Charger golf team tied for 5th place on Saturday in the Whitko Invitational held at Noble Hawk in Kendallville. Austin King led the Chargers with an 81 while Jordan Younce carded an 85. The West Noble Charger golf team participated in a 4-way meet Monday night against Wawasee, Fairfield, and Elkhart Central. The Chargers finished 3rd in a tight contest that saw Jordan Younce shoot a 43 in the extremely windy conditions to card the third best score of the meet. Kris Handshoe shot a season best 45 for the Chargers while Seth Bontrager carded a 47 and Austin King a 48. The golf team continued

its winning ways by defeating the Manchester Squires at Sycamore Golf Course on April 18. The Chargers were led by co-medalists Jordan Younce and Seth Bontrager with scores of 43. Austin King added a 44 while Kris Handshoe rounded out the scoring with a 51. The Chargers improve to 4-5 on the season. Three of those losses were in a 4-way tie earlier in the season in which the Chargers loss the tiebreaker. West Noble 181 1. tie, Jordan Younce 43 1. tie, Seth Bontrager 43 3. tie, Austin King 44 4. tie, Kris Handshoe 51 5. tie, Tim Dice 53 The Chargers travel to Lake James in Steuben County today to take on Hamilton and Angola. On May 3 the boys return to Lake James for a match against Fremont.

Tennis team downs Howe The Chargers tennis team got back to winning after a tough stretch of opponents this past week. The Chargers traveled to Howe and came away with a 50 victory. Wining matches for the Chargers were Brooke Moser, Trin Patton, and Rachel Strouse at singles. The doubles teams of Hannah Pfenning/Brett Coverstone and Rachel Schermerhorn/Bre Randals also won their matches. The Chargers (3-5) travel to Prairie Heights today and then have a match on Friday at Goshen. That’s a makeup date from a rained-out match earlier this month. The Westview Warriors narrowly defeated the West Noble Chargers on Thursday by a 3-2 score. The Chargers received victories by No. 2 singles player Trin Patton and No. 3 singles player Rachel Strouse.



60% chance Sunny skies, of rain, 50, high of 58, p.m. clearing, low of 38 low of 34 degrees


Lots of sun, high of 57, low of 37 degrees

Area Forecast Skies will clear this afternoon with a warm high of 6. Clouds enter the area bringing rain Friday night and Saturday. Clear skies return Sunday and the beginning of the week.


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PUBLIC NOTICE Weigand Properties, LLC, 7808 Honeywell Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825 is submitting a Notice of Intent to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management of our intent to comply with the requirements of 327 IAC 15-5 to discharge storm water from construction activities associated with Tenneco Automotive New Building Development located at

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WEST NOBLE SCHOOL CORPORATION NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION Notice is hereby given the taxpayers of West Noble School Corporation, Noble County, Indiana, that the proper legal officers of said corporation will consider the following additional appropriations in excess of the budget for the current year at their regular meeting place at 5050N US Hwy 33, Ligonier, IN 46767 at 7:00 P.M. on the 15th day of May, 2012. SCHOOL BUS REPLACEMENT AMOUNT FUND: REQUESTED 27400 PURCHASE OF SCHOOL BUSES $230,000 TOTAL FOR BUS REPLACEMENT FUND $230,000 Taxpayers appearing at such meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriation as finally made will be referred to the Department of Local Government Finance (DGLF). The DGLF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15)

days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken. Dated: Mary Wysong, President Jeana Leamon, Secretary AL,00298475,4/26,5/3 WEST NOBLE SCHOOL CORPORATION NOTICE TO BIDDERS DAIRY PRODUCTS Notice is hereby given that the West Noble School Lunch Program will receive sealed bids for dairy products for the school cafeterias. Specifications are on file in the Office of the Superintendent of Schools. Bids will be accepted until 10:00 am on Monday, May 14, 2012, at the Office of the Superintendent, 5050 N US 33, Ligonier, IN 46767. The School Lunch Program reserves the right to reject any and all such bids. Bids received after the appointed hour will not be accepted. AL,00298478,4/26,5/3


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Community responds to tornado victims Area residents travel to Henryville; banquet raises more than $7,000 LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Many helped with Henryville work team To the editor: As leader of the Henryville, Ind., work team from Ligonier United Methodist Church and other churches, I would like to take the time to thank the following for their support: Fort Wayne Bobcat, Topeka Ford New Holland, Hass Farms, Hayden Rental & Power Equipment, Bruce and Barb Dragoo, Rod and Kathy Schoon, Dave and Val Hague, Tom and Michelle Hague, Pete Ness, John Reidenbach, Sandy Cripe, Carl Sanford and Marcella Brown. It was a week of hard work and listening to their stories of what was taken from them in just a few minutes. But the people from Henryville were grateful for what we got done. I will be planning another trip about the second week in September for the rebuild part. I can’t thank the work team and the businesses enough for all they gave.


Here’s an overall view of some the devastation at Henryville, Indiana, as a result of the tornadoes that struck southern Indiana in March. A team of volunteers from the West Noble area spent a week in the area, helping people recover from the tragedy.

Sincerely, Dwayne Hass Ligonier

Volunteers from the West Noble area who traveled to Henryville earlier this month included Rev. Byron Kaiser, John Reidenbach, Rod and Kathy Schoon, Dave and Val Hague, Tom and Michelle Hague, Pete Ness, John Reidenbach, Sandy Cripe, Carl Sanford and Marcella Brown. PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Team accomplished much but still more to do “This trip was a much different experience for all of us. This time we were close enough to the time of the actual disaster to see the dispair and discouragement in each of the victims we worked with. We were able to provide some much needed assistance as we expected, but we were also provided the opportunity to provide encouragement, support and God’s Love!” — Val Hague, one of the Noble County residents who traveled to Henryville as part of a mission project of Ligonier United Methodist Church.


The sign on this tree sums up the feeling of the people who are still recovering from the March tornadoes in southern Indiana.

50 volunteers, 200 diners make fundraising banquet a success LIGONIER — Volunteers working together for weeks helped raise more than $7,000 for victims of last month’s tornadoes in Henryville and other communities in southern Indiana. A banquet held Friday at Ligonier United Methodist Church raised most of those funds, with more than 200 people enjoying a meal of authentic Mexican fajitas. The fundraiser was organized by the Church Mission Auction Committee, a coalition of more than 12 churches in the Ligonier and

Goshen areas. That group hosts a large community auction in August, and committee members decided to hold the banquet as another way to give back to the community. All of the food for the sitdown dinner was donated by volunteers on the committee. About 50 volunteers worked at the dinner, with many people taking care of tasks in the weeks preceding the event. The money will be donated through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) which has

had a presence at the disaster site since the day the tornadoes struck. As of Saturday, the amount raised was $7,060 with more donations expected to come in this week, said Jeanna Hagen of Cromwell, one of the event’s organizers. The 200 people who purchased tickets for $25 each raised $5,000. Additional funds came from the volunteers who also purchased tickets for the meal, and who ate after the other diners had finished.

Among the volunteers who work ed at the banquet were, from left, Don Patrick, Brenda Patrick, Charley tapp, Karen Tapp, Mike Pena and Karin Pena. More than 50 people volunteered to help make the event a success.


The CrossWalk at Ligonier United Methodist Church hosted the banquet to raise funds for tornado relief efforts in southern Indiana. The event was held Friday night with more than 200 people enjoying dinner served by volunteers from the Church Mission Auction Committee.


United Methodist Committee on Relief accepting donations


More than 12 local churches were represented on the Mision Auction Committee that hosted the Friday night banquet to raise funds for tornado victims in southern Indiana. This group of young people volunteered as servers at the dinner.

There are many ways to support UMCOR’s work. Anyone can donate online or over the phone by calling 800-554-8583. Residents can mail checks (payable to UMCOR) to P.O. Box 9068, New York, NY, 10087. People can also use offering envelopes to designate funds for UMCOR and put them in the offering plate at any United Methodist Church. UMCOR is a registered 501(c) (3) charity. All gifts are tax deductible.


Alicia Bussey of Ligonier was one of many young people who worked hard at the Friday night banquet. The event raised more than $7,000, with additional funds still coming in.

The Advance Leader - April 26, 2012  

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

The Advance Leader - April 26, 2012  

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