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Registrations being taken for youth flag football

Ligonier Marshmallow Festival kicks off Friday, Aug. 30

LIGONIER — Flag football registration for boys and girls ages 5 to 12 has begun and will be held until Aug. 26 at the Ligonier Sports and Recreation Center. Age groups are 5 to 7 year olds and 8 to 12 year olds. Games will be played on Saturday mornings beginning Sept. 7. Coaches are needed. The cost to register is $25. For more information call 894-7344.

B&M Auto Sales open house is Saturday LIGONIER — A pair of Ligonier businesses are having a grand opening and celebration on Saturday. B&M Auto Sales and Adam’s Auto Salvage, both located on U.S. 6 a couple of miles west of the city limits, are noting the relocation of B&M Auto Sales to that location. It’s going to be an all-day event, from noon to 6 p.m. One highlight of the day will be a fundraiser for St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Ligonier. Food, and games for young people, will also be offered. Frank Tijerina, president of the Ligonier Chamber of Commerce, is among the dignitaries expected to be on hand, and the public is invited.

LIGONIER — This year’s Grand Marshals for the Ligonier Marshmallow Festival are Dr. Robert and Lura Stone, as a way to honor the couple for all they done in the West Noble community for the past 55 years. Dr. Stone retired in May, after having his medical practice in Ligonier for 54 years. Both he and Lura have served countless hours of community service through their church, the Ligonier Rotary Club and other endeavors. As Grand Marshals, they will ride at the front of the Labor Day parade, and have seats of honor on the viewing stage for the parade. In other festival news: • Communications Wiring Specialist and its owner, Joe Saggars, will sponsor the fireworks show, set for Friday, Aug. 30 at Kenney Park. There will also be a concert from OLP, along with what is billed as the world’s

largest marshmallow roast. • Carnival ride tickets are on pre-sale now at the local banks (Lake City and Campbell & Fetter) as well as the Ligonier Recreation Center), for $13 a sheet of 18 tickets. The weekend of the festival they go up to $18 a sheet, which comes out to $1 a ticket and most rides take two to three tickets. • Parade entry deadline is Saturday, Aug. 31, at 5 p.m. Mail entry forms by Monday, Aug. 26, to LMF, P.O. Box 283, Ligonier, IN 46767. Entries made after the 26th will have to bring their information sheet to the fesitval information tent in Gazebo Park. Any questions about the parade should be directed to Tami Yankey at 215-7207. • There’s also pizza eating and Subway eating contests during the festival. More details on the festival will be in a special publication distributed next week with this paper and other KPC publications.

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LIGONIER — The public is invited to enter the Ligonier Marshmallow Festival cooking contest, set for Saturday, Aug. 31 at the Ligonier Fire Station. Entries are accepted for three age groups: kids, teens and adults. Items must contain

Prizes will be awarded in each category and a cash prize will be awarded to the top overall winners. Items must be at the fire station before 11:59 a.m. but not before 11:30 a.m.

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Dr. Robert Stone and his wife, Lura, have been selected to serve as grand marshals of the Ligonier Marshmallow Festival parade on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2. They are shown with a sign after Saturday’s Community Mission Auction, where items donated by the Stones brought in $3,000, as the auction raised more than $16,000.

Benefit is Sunday for Kathary family

Stone’s Trace festival set for Sept. 7- 8 LIGONIER — The 40th annual Stone’s Trace Pioneer Festival and Stone’s Trace Regulators Rendezvous will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 7 and 8, at the historic grounds on S.R. 5 and U.S. 33, south of Ligonier and north of Cromwell. The festival, hosted by the Stone’s Trace Historical Society, offers continuous family entertainment and historical reenactment of early American life in a rural, small town Indiana atmosphere. There’s a variety of nonstop entertainment and food fashioned after 19th century life. There is some bench seating available in front of the open air stage, but if you have them, it’s a good idea to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on while enjoying the entertainment. Free parking is available at the West Noble parking lot across U.S. 33, with free shuttle bus transportation to and from the festival. Admission is $5 per person. Children age 12 and under admitted free, and most of the grounds are handicap accessible. No pets are allowed. Much more information will be in this newspaper over the next two weeks, including salutes to Dick Hursey and Floyd Warren, two of the leading volunteers behind the festival for more than 30 years.

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Candy Kathary, widow of Shannon Kathary, is shown with their three sons, Noah, front, Neal and Nicholas, at the Community Mission Auction held Saturday in Ligonier. They are wearing “Shannon’s Crosses” as necklaces. Dr. Robert Stone and his wife, Lura, presented the family with

the crosses which have been re-named in Shannon’s honor. Some of the crosses will be for at Sunday’s benefit, set for 1-4 p.m. in The CrossWalk at Ligonier United Methodist Church. The Katharys’ daughters, Rebecca and Leah, were not at the auction but were given their crosses later.

LIGONIER — The West Noble community is pulling together to stage a benefit on Sunday for the family of Shannon Kathary, youth pastor at Ligonier United Methodist Church, who died on Aug. 2. The fundraiser will take place in The CrossWalk at the Methodist church, from 1-4 p.m. The address is 466 Townline Road, Ligonier. The fundraiser includes a hog roast, porkburgers and hot dogs, along with a silent auction, games and other events. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the family. Dozens of items have been donated for the silent auction including sports memorabilia and tickets to major sporting events. In addition, Dr. Robert Stone announced at Saturday’s Community Mission Auction that he has renamed the cross necklaces he makes as “Shannon’s Crosses” in honor of Mr. Kathary. Several of the crosses, made from bent horseshoe nails and copper coils, will be on sale at the Kathary benefit. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the family, but can’t make it to the Aug. 25 event, can mail checks to Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway S, Ligonier, IN 46767. Make checks payable to Yeager with Kathary in the memo line. Mr. Kathary, 38, left behind his wife, Candy, and five children. He been youth pastor at LUMC for the past seven years and led many mission trips throughout the United States.

Auction raises more than $16,000 LIGONIER — More than 100 bidders, along with scores of volunteers, made Saturday’s Community Mission Auction a success, according to organizers. The event, put together by five area churches, brought in more than $16,000. The event was held at the Noble County Community Foundation in Ligonier. The day started on a tradition, when Alice Martin’s donated pineapple upside cake was the first item on the auction block, and from there bidders worked for nearly six hours. Ligonier Dr. Robert Stone donated many items from his office, along with a collection of items he made or was presented with over the years. Together they brought in $3,000, adding to the day’s take. One item, a stool on wheels used by decades by Dr. Stone, was bought by Larry and Linda Hartzler for $700. They promptly donated it back to the auction for another bid. This time, Shirley and Wayne Reed bought it for more than $400, and they will donate it to the Luckey Hospital Museum

in Wolf Lake, in honor of their daughter, Connie Lee Lortie. Money raised on the day will help support mission projects locally and in Africa, Spain, Nicaragua and other worldwide needs. Doc’s missionary cross was purchased for $130 by Carol Reed. It was then announced that these crosses will now be called “Shannon’s Cross” in honor of deceased youth pastor, Shannon Kathary, of the Ligonier United Methodist Church. A celebration concert was held Sunday night at The CrossWalk at Ligonier United Methodist Church. Praise bands from local churches took part in the concert which noted the auction’s success. The auction, along with a flea market on Friday and Saturday, was put together by a volunteer coalition representing five churches in the West Noble area — Ligonier Church of the Nazarene, Dios de Amor, Ligonier United Methodist Church, Strong Tower Worship Center and Zion Comunidad Cristiana.

Another meth lab found in county ALBION — A late-night drug investigation Monday has led to a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine against an Albion woman. Tabitha Lynn Rogusta, 29,was formally charged

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Wednesday with the Class B felony offense, as well as two Class D felony offenses, maintaining a common nuisance and possession of meth, and one Class A misdemeanor, possession of paraphernalia.

Rogusta appeared in Noble Circuit Court via a closed-circuit link with the Noble County Jail. She was on the verge of tears throughout the hearing and put her face in her hands and wept as it ended.

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Former Ligonier woman dies in accident FORT WAYNE — A former Ligonier resident lost her life in a one-vehicle traffic crash on Aug. 13 in Allen County. Kayla Connie Yelton, 20, of Fort Wayne, died of blunt-force trauma, according to the Allen County Coroner. Her death was ruled an accident, said our news partner,WANE-TV. Yelton previously lived in Ligonier and attended West Noble schools. She worked as a package handler for a shipping company in Fort Wayne and also at a Fort Wayne amusement center. Emergency personnel were called to the 17000 block of Kayla Yelton Dawkins Road, east of Webster Road, around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday for a single-vehicle crash. First responders found a car wedged into several trees. Investigators said a 21-year-old man and Yelton were driving back from Cedar Point amusement park in Ohio when the car crossed the center line and left the road. The vehicle went into a ditch, and a steep incline launched the vehicle into a set of trees. Yelton was pronounced dead at the scene. The man, who was driving, was not injured. Both were wearing seat belts. Police said a preliminary investigation revealed the driver might have fallen asleep. The passenger was asleep in a reclined position when the crash occurred. Police said alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.

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NOT REALLY A BOB REPORT So little time and so much news and sports to cover, and a shortage of space, and well, problems and little nuances to deal with that The Bob Report is taking a week off. We will be back next week. In the meantime, if you think you are too busy to help a family on Sunday, take a minute to look at the precious smile on the face my little buddy, Noah, here. Try to make it to benefit on Sunday at The CrossWalk. Thanks so much for all who have done so much, so far. Thanks, and I apologize for not having a real column this week. — Editor Bob.

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Volleyball team opens at home BY BOB BUTTGEN

LIGONIER — West Noble’s volleyball team tried to shake off the rust in Tuesday’s season opener against visiting East Noble, but the Knights were able to sweep the floor and leave with a win. After East Noble dropped its lid-lifter Monday night to Leo, the Lady Knights were happy to rebound with the three-set shutout over the Chargers in the West Noble gym. Scores were 25-10, 25-19 and 25-23. Both teams were fighting early-season jitters, but it was East Noble that did a better job of making the fewest mistakes. West Noble coach Danielle Powell knew the loss to the Knights was nothing to be overly concerned with. “We have a lot of scrappy and aggressive girls,” Powell said. “But every year we seem to have these opening-game

jitters against East Noble. We’re a young team but we have a lot of experience, also. But overall we have a good bunch of girls. We have a lot of areas to work on, though.” The opening game started well for the Knights who led early at 4-0. They dominated the pace to take an easy win, 25-10. The second game was more even, with West Noble holding a 12-9 lead at one point. The game was tied at 17 before East Noble went on an 8-2 run and notched the victory, 25-19. West Noble was warmed up for the third game which saw the score tied at least nine times. West Noble led 17-16 before East Noble knotted it up at 22-all. The Chargers fought back for the lead at 24-23, before East Noble’s Natalie Galaviz stepped up to the server’s position.

She fired off an ace, and then on match point, the Charger defense misjudged Galaviz’s serve and let it drop inbounds for the winning point and a final score of 25-23 in East Noble’s favor. “We are going to continue to work on defense and serving,” Powell said. “We’re still getting settled in. A lot of girls are shuffling back and forth between the varsity and JV teams.” “We have a good bunch of girls and they all played together tonight,” said East Noble assistant coach Ann Carpenter. “Kourtney Edwards was strong for us and Jacey Cauhorn did a nice job on defense.” East Noble takes on another NECC team today, traveling to Angola. The Chargers will also be on the road today, in a nonconference contest against Tippecanoe Valley.

Among the sports stories we will follow up on for next week was a good showing by the West Noble boys soccer team, now ranked as the No. 8 team in the state its division. It tied Carroll this week, 2-2. Carroll is in the top 25 among big-school soccer teams in the state. We will also catch up on boys tennis, girls golf and other endeavors our young people. Don’t fret. We will catch up.

American Red Cross offers training session on Oct. 19 KENDALLVILLE — A disaster such as a tornado, house fire or flood can affect an entire community — leaving many without a place to live. The American Red Cross has the capability to open shelters in Noble County in the event of a disaster. Shelters can house and feed hundreds of residents who have been displaced. However, the Red Cross cannot do it alone. The American Red Cross is urging area residents to train as a disaster services shelter partners, enabling them to respond to emergencies in their communities. To increase the number of trained individuals in Noble County, the Red Cross is offering a free one-day training opportunity from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at CrossPointe Family Church, 210 Highpointe Crossing, Kendallville. For more information, contact the American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana’s executive coordinator, Monica Herbst, at 484-9336, ext. 204.


The 2013 West Noble varsity volleyball team is pictured. In the front row, from left, are manager Sarah Schroeder, Becca Schermerhorn, Kenzie Teel, Taylor Rose, Amanda Huntsman, and manager Haley Mikel. Middle row, from left, Kam Bontrager, Taylor Fisher, Vanessa Ratliff, Sarah Buchanan,

Kelsie Peterson and manager Nik Risser. Back row, from left, head coach Danielle Powell, Asst. Coach Kurstyn Bankson, Rachel Schermerhorn, Kaylie Warble, Cara Groff, manager Josh Barba and assistant coach Terri Peterson.



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Here’s the girls’ golf team at West Noble High School for the fall season. In the front, from the left, are Paige Shearer, Molly Marsh, Kelsi Davidson and Haley Teel. In the back are, from left, head coach Gretchen Martin, Bailey Kruger and Rachel Stohlman. The season is already half over, and we will have a report on the team in next week’s paper.

This the Ligonier girls “C” softball team which finished the season with a great 13-3 record and had a second-place finish in the season tournament. In the front row, from left, are Shae Burt, Audrey Taylor, Casey Hunter, Layla Gilbert, Adrianna Landeros, Emma Gilbert and Taytlynn Forrer. In the second row are, from left, Kacee Click, Paige Taylor, Lily Nelson and Angela Caldwell. In the back are coaches Tim Taylor, Rich Click, Mark Caldwell and Jody Nelso. Sponors were Tenneco and Jeld Wen. Congratulations, girls.

Noble County court dispositions listed; sentences handed down The following were issued recently in Noble County courts: Circuit Court • Cody L. Bade, 21, of Churubusco, Count I — manufacturing methamphetamine, Class B felony. Six years incarceration, four years suspended and on probation, 87 days credit. To pay $366 court costs, $100 public defender fee and $400 substance abuse assessment fee. Count II dismissed. • Bret M. Goodyear, 31, of Ligonier, Count II — theft, Class D felony. One year incarceration, on work

release if qualified, two years suspended and on probation, three days credit. To pay $168 court costs, $13 sheriff’s service fee and restitution to victim. Counts I and III dismissed. • Max S. Shroyer, 18, of Albion, lesser-included charge of possession of methamphetamine, Class D felony. One-hundred-forty-four days incarceration, 403 days suspended and on probation. To pay $368 court costs and $100 public defender fee. Superior Court I • Ricky Payton, 31, of LaGrange, Count I —

habitual traffic offender, Class D felony. Six months incarceration, in Community Corrections if qualified, 60 days credit, driving privileges suspended for life. To pay $500 fine, $168 court costs and $100 public defender fee. Count II dismissed. • Frederick Sturdivant, 45, of Rome City, Count III — resisting law enforcement, Class A misdemeanor. One-hundred-eighty-two days incarceration, 183 days suspended and on nonreporting probation, 91 days credit. Counts I, II, IV

and V dismissed. • Richard A. Garrison, 66, of Kendallville, Count I — child solicitation, Class D felony, and Count II — child solicitation, Class D felony. Two days incarceration, two years suspended, one year probation, no contact with anyone less than 18 years old, one day credit. To pay $600 fine and $168 court costs. • Cory Traxler, 25, of Avilla, Count II — domestic battery, Class A misdemeanor. Eight days incarceration, 357 days suspended and on probation, four days credit.

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To pay $200 fine, $168 court costs and $100 public defender fee. Count I dismissed. • Kayla Z. Wertman, 23, of Wawaka, Count IV — maintaining a common nuisance, Class D felony. Fourteen days incarceration, 533 days suspended and on probation, one day credit. To pay $300 fine, $168 court costs, $100 public defender fee and $400 substance abuse assessment fee. Counts I, II and III dismissed. • Nacoma Perkins, 27, of Angola, habitual traffic violator, Class D felony. Six months incarceration, six months suspended and on probation, 83 days credit, driving privileges suspended for life. To pay $500 fine, $168 court costs and $100 public defender fee. • Julio Jimenez, 22, of Goshen, habitual traffic offender, conviction entered as a Class A misdemeanor. Six months

incarceration, 59 days credit, driving privileges suspended two years. • Dillon Hopkins, 19, of Ligonier, Count I — resisting law enforcement, Class D felony; Count V — driving while suspended, infraction; and Count VI — auto theft, Class D felony. Six months incarceration, 18 months suspended and on probation, three days credit, driving privileges suspended one year. To pay $400 fine, $168 court costs, $100 public defender fee and $400 substance abuse assessment fee. Counts II, III and IV dismissed. • Richard C. Hernandez, 41, of Kimmell, driving after lifetime suspension, Class C felony. Four years incarceration, may be served on work release if qualified, two years Community Corrections, two days credit, driving privileges suspended for life. To pay $166 court costs and $100 public defender fee.


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Library pushes up date for move to temporary location LIGONIER — The Ligonier Public Library is seeking the public’s help as the library moves to a temporary location in the Kellam Shopping Center, next ALCO, on Lincolnway South. Library officials have moved up the date for the move to begin on Sept. 9 for books, and Sept. 16 for other items. More help is needed to pack up books and materials and transport them to the new location. The move is needed because the library is proceeding with a major expansion and renovation that will nearly double the size of the current building

on Main Street. Trucks, trailers and moving items are needed, and lunch will be provided to those who help. Mediumsize boxes are needed. Also, Ligonier Public Library director Jerry Nesbitt announced this week that the Dekko Foundation has moved forward with its matching grant to the library. The financial assistance from Dekko will provide increased shelving space and study areas for patrons. The children’s room will receive special attention by bringing a stage area to the room. Additional improvements may include ceilings, walls, floors, lighting, air

conditioning, heating and meeting ADA requirements. “With the input expressed at several focus groups, the library will be able to continue its mission,” Nesbmitt said. “Our mission is to acquire, organize, maintain and make available books and other materials that will provide information, education and recreation for all citizens of our community. The board of trustees, director and staff thank the community and the Dekko Foundation for their support of this endeavor.” Contact the library staff for more details on how to help with the move.

United Way plans kickoff events

Parental boot camp hosted by area churches KENDALLVILLE — Local churches are hosting a “Parenting Boot Camp” in September at Trinity Church United Methodist in Kendallville. Ligonier Evangelical Church is helping with arangements. Dates are Sept. 13 from 6-9 p.m., and Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The church is located at 229 S. State St., Kendallville. Free childcare will be provided, along with a complimentary lunch on Saturday. Cost is $10 per person for registration. Key speakers are Dr. Matt and Mary Friedeman of Jackson, Miss. He has been a professor of evangelism at the Wesley Bible Seminary for the past 26 years and has written several books on parenting. Mrs. Friedeman has home-schooled their six children, and oversees the children’s ministry at Day Spring Community Church in Mississippi. For more details, or to register, call Ligonier Evangelical Church at 894-4853.


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Four generations of the Cook family were together on Aug. 3 in Noble County. In the middle, holding the baby, Emery James Cook, is the great-grandfather, James F. Cook of Kimmell. On the right is James’ son, Larry Cook of Albion. On the left is Larry’s son, Nick Cook of Muncie. Emery is Nick’s son and was 13-days-old when the photo was taken.

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LIGONIER — Teams of volunteers will be leading the United Way of Noble County as the organization kicks off its 2013-14 campaign in three locations, covering all three school districts in the county. Avilla attorney J. Seth Tipton is serving as volunteer chairman of this year’s campaign, and he has assembled a cabinet of volunteers to lead the upcoming efforts. Free lunches will be served in Albion, Kendallville and Ligonier in the coming weeks, with the first event set for today in Albion, at the corner of Main and Orange streets at the Noble County Courthouse. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. volunteers will be serving grilled hamburgers, chips and bottled water, free of charge. Similar events are set for Aug. 29 in Kendallville and Sept. 5 in Ligonier. The Ligonier event will be held in front of City Hall on Cavin Street. Also as part of the United Way kickoff, cheerleaders at all three Noble County high schools will be tossing out T-shirts to the crowds at the first home football games of all three schools, including the West Noble game. For more information on becoming a supporter of the United Way of Noble County, visit the website, or United Way’s Facebook page.

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The Burnworth Zollars Ford dealership in Ligonier continues to help raise funds for the West Noble School Corp. In the latest of a series of “Drive One 4UR School” events, almost $3,000 was raised. The money came from people taking test drives, with Burnworth Zollars and Ford giving $20 for each test drive to various West Noble clubs, teams and organizations. Shown above are, from the left, Burnworth employees Ken Cook and Jason Metz, with West Noble High School Assistant Principal Amanda Nine, and Principal Greg Baker, accepting the check. Over the past few years, eight of these special events have raised $29,690 for the schools. The next Drive One is set for Saturday, Oct. 12, at the dealership on U.S. 6 in Ligonier. West Noble officials expressed their appreciation to Burnworth Zollars for generous contributions to the schools.

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WN selling season tickets LIGONIER — West Noble High School’s athletic department is now selling all-sports passes and tickets for the upcoming school year. Tickets can be purchased in the school’s guidance or athletic department offices from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets also will be available at the first home football and volleyball games. The prices are: • Family $160 • Adult $50 • Senior Citizen (55 or older) $40 • Student $30 Admission prices are $5 for varsity events with a maximum of $20 for immediate family. Freshman and JV vents are $4 with a $16 maximum for families.

At dinner time, we sat around the table with seven pastors from Papua, New Guinea, which is perhaps the poorest country in the Americas. Our annual Northeastern Indiana Church of the Nazarene District assembly was being held in our headquarters in Marion, and we had made them a place to stay at the World Wide General Assembly, which would convene in about a week. They were delegates from New Guinea, and I must ad they did not really have the funds to even get here much less get back home. The church would rally to their cause like they will for so many others around the world. All of their needs will be looked after until it is time for them to go back home. It will cost them nothing. We have approximately 750 missionaries in 156 world areas, including four in which Christians, and especially pastors, have been put to death for their faith. In our NEI District, we have

about 82 or so churches. The delegates from New Guinea shared that some of them are FROM THE getting support WINDOW from our OF MY American STUDY churches for aiding in the support of their Rev. John Lutton children. A pastor’s salary will not support a family. Johnetta and I went around the table as each told their stories, and I confess I tried hard to hide the tears and keep from getting choked up, or at least not let it show. All of them reported, at last, the child care support had come to them. I turned to the last one, and I saw his eyes glaze up a bit, and he reported that he has applied for help with his children, but it has never come through! Right away I felt very

strongly like the Lord was looking at me as if to say, “John, what do you think?” “Lord,” I thought, “I can support his child, and I’ll sacrifice if I need to do it!” The Community Mission Auction held in Ligonier this past Saturday total stunned me, I confess. We took in a bit over $16,000 for the five (or so) churches to use for so many tear-jerking needs around the world, and when Jeanna Hagen announced the total, I did a subdued fist jerk, but my mind and heart were screaming, “Praise God!” That pastors’ children are going to be taken care of, and although our church will be supporting a number of them this year, I am going to take care of that certain pastor’s out of my own pocket. I promised Jesus that I would. I served four years active duty in the U.S. Navy, with three of them being in the Far East, including Vietnam. I have seen the very poorest of the poor. Time and space enough is not available to tell you what I witnessed.

From that time to this day, I’ve been a missionary at heart! We have pushed it and talked it up in all of our churches, from the very first day in 1966, in Cowan, Ind. A heartfelt and huge thanks to Jeanna, The Tapps, Amy, Betty, Patty, Carol, Ed, The Brickers, Bob and so many many others of you that I could never get all of the names on this page. We here at home will never understand, nor know the fullness of joy we are taking to a poor, lost and dying world, until you have been there. Thanks to the entire area for your unselfish support of the Community Mission Auction. After a brief rest, I can’t wait to do it again next year. God bless and love you all. In addition to enjoying long walks along Cavin Street after dinner, Rev. Lutton is senior pastor at Ligonier Church of the Nazarene. He can be reached by email at john.lutton@


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One of the great traditions at the Community Mission Auction is the donation of a pineapple upside-down cake, made by Alice Martin. It’s one of the first items sold and helps start the auction on a very sweet note.

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.

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. Curryanne Hostetler, 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.

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 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

This quartet of supporters of Saturday’s Community Mission Auction were part of the reason the auction raised more than $16,000 for local, national and international missions. From the left are Shirley and Wayne Reed, along with Larry and Linda Hartzler. Together, they twice purchased the stool, shown in front, used by the recently retired Dr. Robert Stone. The Hartzlers donated it back to the auction, and the Reeds then bought it. The Reeds anounced they will donate it to the Luckey Hospital Museum in Wolf Lake.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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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Whispering Pines grand opening set for Aug. 31 lines; upgraded electrical; sidewalks and roads; and professional landscaping, according to Adam McNeil, FR Communities’ vice president. To help celebrate the project, a grand opening and showcase will take place Saturday, Aug. 31, at Whispering Pines from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The address is 700 Lincolnway West, just east of Woodlawn Park. A champagne brunch featuring local food will be provided, along with personal tours of model homes. For more information, visit the company’s website or call the office at 894-3321.

Reception for Bob and Mary Wysong is Friday in Cromwell

Legal Notices • NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS Complete details of budget estimates by fund and/or department may be seen by visiting the office of this unit of government at 200 Water St., Cromwell. The political subdivision or appropriate fiscal body shall publish this notice twice in accodance with IC 5-3-1 with the first publication at least ten days before the date fixed for the public hearing and the second publication at least three days before the date fixed for the public hearing. Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of Cromwell Civil Town, Noble County, Indiana, that the proper officers of Cromwell Civil Town will conduct a public hearing on the year 2014 budget. Following this meeting, any ten or more taxpayers may object to a budget, tax rate, or tax levy by filing an objection petition with the proper officers of Cromwell Civil Town not more than seven days after the hearing. The objection petition must identify the provisions of the budget, tax rate, or tax levy to which taxpayers object. If a petition is filed, Cromwell Civil Town shall adopt with the budget a finding concerning the objections in the petition and testimony presented. Following the aforementioned hearing, the proper officers of Cromwell Civil Town will meet to adopt the following budget: Date of Public Hearing: 8/27/2013 Time of Public Hearing: 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing Place: 200 Water St., Cromwell Date of Adoption Meeting: 9/17/2013 Time of Adoption Meeting: 6:00 p.m. Adoption Meeting Place: 200 Water St., Cromwell Estimated Civil Max Levy: 160,048 1 2 3 4 5 Maximum Estimated funds to be raised Excessive (including appeals Levy and levies exempt Appeals Budget from maximum (included in Current Fund Name Estimate levy limitations) Column 3) Tax Levy General 183,350 133,118 117,325 Local Road & Street 2,480 Motor Vehicle Highway 40,300 12,825 17,169 Park & Recreation 21,250 14,155 16,999 Cumulative Capital Imp (CIG Tax) 1,382 Total 245,762 160,096 151,493 AL,00349616,8/15,22,hspaxlp NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS Complete details of budget estimates by fund and/or department may be seen by visiting the office of this unit of government at 312 S. Cavin St., Ligonier. The political subdivision or appropriate fiscal body shall publish this notice twice in accodance with IC 5-3-1 with the first publication at least ten days before the date fixed for the public hearing and the second publication at least three days before the date fixed for the public hearing. Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of Perry Township, Noble County, Indiana, that the proper officers of Perry Township will conduct a public hearing on the year 2014 budget. Following this meeting, any ten or more taxpayers may object to a budget, tax rate, or tax levy by filing an objection petition with the proper officers of Perry Township not more than seven days after the hearing. The objection petition must identify the provisions of the budget, tax rate, or tax levy to which taxpayers object. If a petition is filed, Perry Township shall adopt with the budget a finding concerning the objections in the petition and testimony presented. Following the aforementioned hearing, the proper officers of Perry Township will meet to adopt the following budget: Date of Public Hearing: 8/27/2013 Time of Public Hearing: 6:30 p.m. Public Hearing Place: 312 S. Cavin St., Ligonier Date of Adoption Meeting: 9/10/2013 Time of Adoption Meeting: 6:30 p.m. Adoption Meeting Place: 312 S. Cavin St., Ligonier Estimated Civil Max Levy: 134,773 1 2 3 4 5 Maximum Estimated funds to be raised Excessive (including appeals Levy and levies exempt Appeals Budget from maximum (included in Current Fund Name Estimate levy limitations) Column 3) Tax Levy Rainy Day 3,396 General 65,200 80,968 80,968 Township Assistance 20,550 17,844 17,844 Fire 67,200 4,500 4,030 Cumulative Fire (Township) 41,791 22,339 22,601 Recreation 4,100 5,799 5,799 Library (Non-Library Unit) Total 202,237 131,450 131,242 Barbara Donley Perry Twp Trustee AL,00349507,8/15,22,hspaxlp NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS Complete details of budget estimates by fund and/or department may be seen by visiting the office of this unit of government at 201 Water St., Cromwell. The political subdivision or appropriate fiscal body shall publish this notice twice in accodance with IC 5-3-1 with the first publication at least ten days before the date fixed for the public hearing and the second publication at least three days before the date fixed for the public hearing. Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of Sparta Township, Noble County, Indiana, that the proper officers of Sparta Township will conduct a public hearing on the year 2014 budget. Following this meeting, any ten or more taxpayers may object to a budget, tax rate, or tax levy by filing an objection petition with the proper officers of Sparta Township not more than seven days after the hearing. The objection petition must identify the provisions of the budget, tax rate, or tax levy to which taxpayers object. If a petition is filed, Sparta Township shall adopt with the budget a finding concerning the objections in the petition and testimony presented. Following the aforementioned hearing, the proper officers of Sparta Township will meet to adopt the following budget: Date of Public Hearing: 8/26/2013 Time of Public Hearing: 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing Place: 201 Water St., Cromwell Date of Adoption Meeting: 9/9/2013 Time of Adoption Meeting: 6:00 p.m. Adoption Meeting Place: 201 Water St., Cromwell Estimated Civil Max Levy: 48,744 1 2 3 4 5 Maximum Estimated funds to be raised Excessive (including appeals Levy and levies exempt Appeals Budget from maximum (included in Current Fund Name Estimate levy limitations) Column 3) Tax Levy General 47,634 32,500 26,483 Township Assistance 25,250 12,250 11,940 Fire 108,000 56,600 53,491 Fire Equipment Debt Cumulative Fire (Township) 133,000 11,000 11,137 Recreation 5,000 4,050 3,950 Total 318,884 116,400 107,001 AL,00349478,8/15,22,hspaxlp

reception, which will offer friends and business associates a chance to meet with Bob and Mary before they end their business careers in Cromwell. The public invited to the event.

IPFW concert set for Sept. 14 FORT WAYNE — The Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne College of Visual and Performing Arts and Shruti, the Indian Cultural Society of Fort Wayne, are presenting the second concert in the IPFW Indian Performance Series. The performance will be Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Rhinehart Music Center — Auer Performance Hall, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Admission will be $10 and free for IPFW students with an ID. Tickets for the general public go on sale Monday at the IPFW box office.

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Football season opens Friday at home Chargers face Angola as team hopes for successful 2013 season BY BOB BUTTGEN

LIGONIER — There’s no doubt the entire West Noble High School football team, from the head coach down to the watergirls, are dedicated to seeing the team break out of its multi-year slump. The Chargers open their 2013 season at home Friday against NECC rival Angola. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. in Ligonier. “We are going to be successful,” head coach Monte Mawhorter said, “if. If we can learn to play every down like it’s the last one.” Mawhorter lost only two full-time seniors from last year’s squad that went 1-9. This year, there’s five seniors on the roster along with a host of returning letter winners now in the 10th and 11th grades. “We have good numbers and a lot of depth and competition for playing time,” said Mawhorter, who enters his 13th season at the helm of the Charger football team, making him one of the more senior coaches in the conference. “Most of our starters have some experience at the varsity level. The newcomers are all contributing a lot and will see playing time on both sides of the ball,” he said.

Offense Mawhorter will stick with the offense that he has used for several years, using split backs and an experienced quarterback who must be able to both run or throw the ball at a moment’s notice. Senior Landon Stover returns at the QB spot, a job he has held fulltime for the past two seasons. Stover, 5-foot-9 and 165 pounds, threw for 612 yards last year, with five touchdowns but 15 interceptions. Sophomore Zayne Swartz will be the back-up quarterback for West Noble. Taking care of the

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The West Noble High School 2013 football team is shown. Front row, from left, managers Kenzie Cox and Molly Marsh, Kris Kiser, Michael Monahan, Dylan Sherwin, Aaron Miller, manager. Brooke Lutton and manager Maya Mora; second row: James Hossler, Braydon Becker, Levi Nelson, Dylan Sherwin, Jesse Newman, Ethan Kiser, Landon Stover, Jonathan Cavazos, Julian Lupercio and Noah Swartz; third row: Nathan Collett, Cameron Meyers, Damian Breetz, coach Tom Marsh, coach Lance McFarren, coach running dues for the Chargers are a host of guys, including sophomore Bradley Martin, who rushed for 157 yards as a ninth-grader. Levi Nelson, a 190-pound junior, and Peyton Shrock, a 6-foot, 165-pound junior, will also be in the backfield for the Chargers. The Chargers averaged 178 yards rushing last season but only 65 yards passing. Handling most of the tight-end duties for West Noble will be junior Sean Bush, 5-foot-9 and 185 pounds, and Kyler Warble, a 6-foot, 210-pound sophomore. At wide receiver posts are Riley McFarren, a junior and Shrock, who will add versatility to the Charger offense. Experience and good size describe the Charger line on both sides of the ball.

Junior Steve Ramirez will handle the all-important center duties for the offense. He’s 6-foot and 270 pounds with lots of playing time under his belt. While Levi Nelson will carry the ball, he’s also expected to see playing time on the offensive line at guard, along with Luke Wechter, a junior registering in at 195 pounds. Both offensive tackles are senior returners who earned all-conference honors last season as juniors. Carlos Medina is 6-foot, 210 pounds while Adam Hursey stands six-four and weighs in at 280 pounds. Cam Myers and Tyler Huff will also see playing time in the tackle spots as needed.

Defense Mawhorter will be depending on his defense to keep the Chargers’ opponents in check, and



Marshmallow Bake-Off ! Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the Ligonier Fire Department

(Downtown Ligonier in the heart of the festival grounds.)

Judging begins at noon Bring entries after 11:30 a.m. but before 11:59 a.m.


Nick Bradley, coach Grant Baumgartner, head coach Monte Mawhorter, Riley McFarren and Zayne Swartz; fourth row: Steven Ramirez, Sean Bush, Caleb Alexander, Jeff Myers, Bradley Martin, Brandon Moser, Dillon Alexander, Tim Airgood and Luke Wechter; back row: Tyler Stump, Nathan Cardinal, Joe Lee, Tyler Huff, Adam Hursey, Kyler Warble, Carlos Medina, Zach Ratliff, Nathan Hoogsteen and Payton Shrock.

with good reason. He has 10 defensive returners from last year. That squad enjoyed success in stopping their opponents’ passing game with an average of 100 yards a game given up in the air. Nelson will find himself also playing defensive end, along with Warble, Joe Lee and Zack Ratliff. Medina and Hursey will be two-way players, lining up as nose guards on defensive, as will Ramirez. Jesse Newman, a 280-pound sophomore, adds more size to the line. An aggressive corps of linebackers will be anchored

by Wechter and Warble, who are cousins, with help from Ethan Kizer. Shrock and Martin will be in the secondary for the Chargers. Gaining additional playing time for the Chargers are another pair of cousins, Josh Alexander, a senior at the tight-end position, and Dillon Alexander, a junior who be on the line. Brandon Moser, a junior, will see action at the defensive back and wide receiver spots for the Chargers this season. At the coaching level, veteran Tom Marsh returns

to Mawhorter’s cabinet after a year’s absence. Other assistants are Grant Baumgartner, Lance McFarren and Nick Bradley. The Chargers know they have their work cut out for this year, but that’s no different than seasons past. Mawhorter said Levi Nelson came up with the official slogan for this year’s Charger football program: “Do it until you can’t do it no more.” That might not impress an English teacher but hopefully will inspire the team.

Wolfpack posts shutout before 2-week layoff LIGONIER — The Noble County Wolfpack enjoyed another shutout victory this past Saturday, traveling to Nappanee to blank the Michiana Thunderhawks, 38-0. “The defense played ‘lights out’ and our offense put up 32 points in the first half,” said Tom Marsh, Wolfpack coach and general manager. “We rested some guys that were banged up.” Wolfpack kicker Jeff Clawson, considered the top man at his position in the league, did not play as his team wants him to be healthy for the season finale and playoffs. The ‘Pack takes two weeks off before they take on the Indiana Cutters at home on Sept. 14. The game will be played at Central Noble in Albion. The Cutters are the only team to beat Noble County this season and the rematch should be a doozy. That game will decide who gets homefield advantage in the playoffs. If the Wolfpack beats the Cutters on Sept.

At a recent Noble County Wolfpack game, nearly $900 was raised for the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation. On the left are Wolfpack volunteers Brooke Lutton, left, and Maya Mora, who helped with the fundraiser. They are shown with Julie Buttgen, media and community relations for Parkview Noble Hospital, who handed out literature and items to promote breast-cancer awareness. 14, they will be at home for the first round of playoffs, and it’s a good chance they will see the Cutters in the IFL championship game on Sept. 28Coach Marsh and his team and the entire Wolfpack

family want to thank everyone who came out for the “Tackling Cancer” game two weeks ago at East Noble. Nearly $900 was raised at that game for the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation.

You can enter most ANYTHING, but you HAVE to use marshmallows or marshmallow creme in some part of it.

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The Advance Leader August 22, 2013  

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