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Motorcycle crash sends two to hospital BUTLER — Two people suffered injuries when a motorcycle struck a railroad crossing gate arm Sunday at 5:35 p.m. southwest of Butler, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department reported. Michael Powell, 56, of Spencerville, the driver, sustained injuries to his head, face and

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Democrat dinner set for Oct. 26 GARRETT — The DeKalb County Democrats’ annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Garrett Country Club, 401 N. Walsh St. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz will serve as keynote speaker. Mike Claytor, candidate for state auditor, Third Congressional district candidate Justin Kuhnle and Charlie Odier, candidate for Indiana House District 52, will also be in attendance. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a social hour and cocktails. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tickets are $30 each, two for $50 or a table of eight for $200. Tickets can be purchased by calling 645-0116, 337-5466, 750-7086, 908-6051 or 837-3281.

Helping Hands Ministry open BUTLER — Helping Hands Ministry is an outreach ministry of Christ’s Church at Butler assisting needy families in the Butler area. Monetary contributions and donations of new or gently-used clothing and bedding items are accepted during business hours. Helping Hands is located at 136 W. Main St. and is open Tuesdays 4-6 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon. A food pantry is open the second Tuesday of each month from 4-6 p.m.

Woman, 59, in critical condition right shoulder. His passenger, Connie Cossairt, 59, of Auburn,

had injuries to her head and face. A Samaritan helicopter flew both victims to Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne for treatment of their injuries. Powell was in fair condition and Cossairt was in critical condition Monday morning according to a hospital spokesman. Police said the 2007 Harley-Da-

vidson motorcycle was traveling south on C.R. 59, approaching the Norfolk Southern railroad crossing south of C.R. 42. The crossing arms were down, with red lights flashing. Powell told police he did not see the crossing arms immediately, because the sun was shining in his eyes. When he

saw the crossing arms were down, he applied the brakes but slid, striking the southbound crossing arm with the front of the motorcycle. Police said neither Powell nor Cossairt was wearing a helmet. The Butler Fire Department and DeKalb EMS assisted county police at the scene.

Woman hit by train BUTLER — A Butler woman suffered injuries when a train struck her Saturday at 4:15 a.m., Butler Police Chief James Nichols said. Terry Gordon, 36, of the 100 block of South Broadway had visible injuries to her face and was unresponsive when rescuers arrived, Nichols said. She was taken to Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne, and

St. Joe man pleads guilty in fatal crash BY KATHRYN BASSETT AUBURN — A St. Joe man could face up to 10 years of incarceration for drunken driving in a crash that killed a Butler man last year. Ryan M. Farrell, 26, of the 5200 block of C.R. 59, pleaded guilty Oct. 9 to operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death with a prior offense of operating while intoxicated, a Class B felony, as part of a plea agreement filed in DeKalb Superior Court II. ➤ Guilty, Page 6

remains hospitalized. She was listed in critical condition Monday morning according to a hospital spokesman. Norfolk Southern Railroad personnel called 911 to report that a Canadian Pacific train had struck a pedestrian just west of the Broadway crossing on the the north set of tracks. Officer Casey Kintz responded to the

scene and found Gordon. Police did not know how fast the train was moving when it hit Gordon. Butler Police were assisted at the scene by the Butler Fire Department, DeKalb EMS, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Waterloo Marshal’s Department and the Norfolk Southern Police Department.


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Kindergarten students from Butler Elementary School watch firefighter Tyler Richmond put on his protective coat, helmet, pants and boots during a tour of the Butler Fire Department Friday morning.

School board adopts 2014 budget BY JEFF JONES BUTLER — The DeKalb Eastern school board Monday unanimously approved its advertised 2014 budget of approximately $19.76 million. Of that, just over $10.5 million is general fund dollars — all from state coffers — and another $912,830 is for the rainy day fund, also from state sources. The budget was advertised on the high side, as school districts must estimate without knowing actual assessed value or student enrollment, factors that drive the final budget, explained DeKalb Eastern superintendent Dr. Jeff Stephens.

As in most years, DeKalb Eastern used a low assessed value estimate in compiling its budget. In the end, Stephens and business manager Phil Carpenter expect the district will receive about $9.3 million in general fund dollars. It’s possible the school district’s budget won’t be approved by the Department of Local Government Finance until late December at the earliest or January or February, in part due to state and county officials needing to agree on assessed value information. In anticipation of possible funding delays, the board agreed to temporary loans if the budget is not approved before the start of 2014. Those loans would be repaid

once the budget is approved. The capital projects fund — which is raised locally — was advertised at just over $3.5 million. Future projects including technology, renovating individual classrooms at Eastside, installing LED lighting in the Thunderdome at Eastside, Butler and Riverdale gyms, and possibly upgrading external lighting at all three schools. The bus replacement fund — also raised locally — was advertised at $223,576. DeKalb Eastern expects to replace two buses. Stephens said the district will seek prices for an 84-passenger bus as an option, or buy two 72-passenger buses.

DeKalb Eastern’s enrollment increased by 24.5 students to 1,432.5 students on the official state count day in September. Although kindergarten students attend all day, they count as a “half” student to the state, Stephens said. “It’s great,” he said of the increase. “We were increasing until about four years ago when the economy went south, and we started dropping numbers.” In spite of the enrollment increase, DeKalb Eastern could still see a decrease of about $107,000 in general fund revenue. ➤ Budget, Page 6

Eastside band receives gold rating

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Eastside’s Marching Blazer Pride band earned a gold rating, with distinction for music, at Saturday’s ISSMA Open Class Exhibition at Homestead High School. The Blazers will compete at 11:13 a.m. in the ISSMA regional at Lafayette Jefferson High School this Saturday.

BY JEFF JONES FORT WAYNE — Eastside’s Marching Blazer Pride band achieved its best score of the season, but there’s more work to be done, according to band director Damon Newell. The Blazers competed in the Indiana State School Music Association Open Class Exhibition Saturday at Homestead High School — a nonqualifying event — that gives bands one more opportunity to perform in front of judges before the regional round this Saturday at Lafayette Jefferson High School. Eastside received a gold rating and an award of distinction for music Saturday. “Overall, this was, by far, our best show of the year in terms of visual and music,” Newell said. “There’s still a lot of work to do with choreography and making sure everything lines up with our footwork, the color guard, the formations and such. ➤ Band, Page 6


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Butler Rotary Club celebrates 75 years


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City of Butler employees Brian Moore, left, and Ted Miller, right, were recently presented with John N. Hurty awards from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for their dedication to preserving water quality in Indiana. Moore has worked for the City of Butler for 28 years, and Miller has worked for the city for 32 years. Shown with them is Mayor Ron Walter.


LIBRARY NEWS Butler Public Library 340 S. Broadway • 868-2351 Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Francis Vizcaya of Davenport, Fla., and Matt Rayle of Sarasota, Fla., plan to marry Oct. 25 in Savannah, Ga. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mayuli and Francisco Vizcaya of Davenport. She is a 2007 graduate of Celebration High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Central Florida. Her fiance is the son of Fred and Shawn Rayle of Butler. He is a 2003 graduate of Eastside High School and a 2007 graduate of Purdue University. He is employed by Core Construction.

The library has many special activities planned for DeKalb Eastern students during the fall break. • Teens in grades 6-12 will want to visit the library from 4-6 p.m. this Wednesday, and again Wednesday, Oct. 23, for the Rolling Video Games trailer. A teen LEGO build will be held from 2-6 p.m. both days. • Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again from 4:30-6:30 p.m., the library will host LEGO builds for kids in grades K-5. Another build day is from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. • Monday is game day for kids in grades K-5. Have fun with LEGO blocks, board games and Wii games in the conference room from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

AUBURN — The Butler Rotary Club celebrated its 75th anniversary Thursday evening with a dinner at Bridgewater Golf Club, Auburn. Present members are president Roger Kitchen, secretary Jerry Markle, Ken Arnt, Randy Bercaw, Frank Brock, Jeff Jones, Tracy Miller, Larry Moore, Ellen Stuckey and Larry Yoder. Attendees included past presidents Charles Hampel (1981-1982), Tom Haynes (1984-1985), Cheryl Carnahan (1991-1992) and Dianna Holmes (2006-2007). Also present were Kaye Armstrong, who with her late husband Tom, served the club for many years as a Central States Rotary Youth Exchange correspondent, former assistant district governor Bobbi Albert-Grill, Eastside High School Interact chapter sponsor Diann Everitt and Auburn Rotary Club president Pete Kempf. The Eastside jazz choir provided musical entertainment. In its history, the Butler club has been very active in the youth exchange program, hosting 33 students from Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Denmark, Germany, Japan and South Africa. The club has — and continues to sponsor — local students who express a desire to study abroad. To date, 27 students — 22 from Eastside and five from Hamilton — have traveled to the Finland, France, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines and Sweden to experience other cultures. In 2010, with assistance from Eastside High School officials, an Interact club was established with more than 60 students participating. Today, the student-led, faculty-sponsored organization conducts its own projects,

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This 1970s-era club banner featured Butler’s mascot Susie. This was one of several pieces of memorabilia on display at the Butler Rotary Club’s 75th anniversary celebration Thursday. including a clothing closet, Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas gifts for needy families, and visiting senior citizens at The Laurels of DeKalb to name just a few. The Butler club was chartered March 2, 1938, with sponsorship by the Angola Rotary Club. A reception was held at Hotel Butler, with dinner and charter presentation at the Methodist Episcopal Church. The first officers of the Butler club were president C.J. Maxton, vice president John Paul Price, secretary R. Burdette Powers, treasurer Otis Fisher and sergeant at-arms Earl L. Brant. Charter members, in addition to the officers, were L.C. “Red” Bercaw, Edward A. Campbell, C.C. “Chas.” Cook, Lyston C. Harding, Clayton B. “Doc” Hathaway, Dorsie W. Marshall, Alan Curtis

Miller, Cloyde A. Murray, Jesse Oberlin, Roy Oberlin, Armand “Shorty” Sicard, Henry C. Springer, Frank J. Stage, Leighton F. Tombow, Charles I. “Doc” Weirich and Chester C. Wischmeier. Guest of honor attending the charter ceremony included past president of Rotary International Arthur Sapp of Huntington. Other attending dignitaries in 1938 included past governors from as far away as Manistee, Mich and Findlay, Ohio, and representatives of the Angola, Auburn, Bluffton, Columbia City, Decatur, Goshen, Hartford City, Fort Wayne, Kendallville, Montpelier, Ohio and Bronson, Mich. clubs. The Butler club observed its 25th anniversary in Feb. 1963 at T&M Steakhouse. The club’s 50th anniversary took place in 1988 at the Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne.

Chapel Fellowship or Cameron Home Health and Hospice. Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, handled arrangements.

Pastor Diane Siegel officiating. Burial was in Orange Cemetery near Rome City. Memorials are to Helping Hands Food Pantry, Rome City.

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ORLAND — Michael Joseph Couture, 59, of Orland, died Oct. 8, 2013, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Survivors include Butler residents. Services took place Saturday in Covington Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial was in Covington Memorial Gardens. Memorials are to Pokagon State Park or Fawn River Fish Hatchery.

FORT WAYNE — Sharon Heston, 79, of Fort Wayne and formerly of Auburn, died Oct. 8, 2013, in Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. She was born in Auburn. Services took place Friday in D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Memorials are Hospice Home or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

AREA DEATHS Evelyn Camp BUTLER — Evelyn E. Camp, 97, of Butler, died Oct. 12, 2013, in The Laurels of DeKalb Health Care Center, Butler. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday in Zion Crossroads Church (formerly Zion United Methodist Church), near Hamilton, with Pastor Ralph O. Diehl officiating. Burial

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will be in Eddy Cemetery near Hamilton. Calling is from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Butler. Memorials are to a charity of the donor’s choice.

ating. Burial was in Catholic Cemetery, Avilla, with graveside military honors conducted by Garrett American Legion Post 178. Memorials are to the Waterloo Lions Club or Garrett American Legion Post 178.

Jerry Roe

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BUTLER — Jerry Roe, 70, of Butler, died Oct. 13, 2013, in The Laurels of DeKalb Health Care Center, Butler. Arrangements are pending at H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home, Butler.

AUBURN — Mark A. Simmons, 52, of Auburn, died Oct. 10, 2013. Arrangements are pending at Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett.

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ASHLEY — Eleanor M. Conrad, 90, of Ashley, died Oct. 12, 2013, in Cameron Memorial Hospital, Angola. Services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, in Feller & Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo. Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery. Calling is from 2-4 and

WATERLOO — Everett O. Rhodes, 84, of Waterloo, died Oct. 8, 2013, in Miller’s Merry Manor, Garrett. Services took place Friday in Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo, with Pastor Klarner offici-

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Tuesday, October 29 6-8 p.m. DeKalb County Fairgrounds Sponsored in part by the DeKalb EMS and Auburn Police and Fire Departments. This event is FREE, and open to children 11 and under with parents or guardians. Enjoy dressing in costume, meeting the Mad Ant and other area mascots, games, prizes, healthy snacks, a haunted maze and music from WAWK The Hawk 95.5.

6-8 p.m. today, Oct. 15, at the funeral home. Memorials are to Barkers Chapel United Methodist Church.

Fred Fender HUDSON — Fred J. Fender, 83, of Hudson, died Oct. 8, 2013. Services took place Monday in St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Angola, with Father Fred Pasche officiating. Graveside services took place this morning, Oct. 15, in Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville. Johnson Funeral Home, Hudson, handled arrangements.

Vickie Rifenburg HUDSON — Vickie M. Rifenburg, 62, of Hudson, died Oct. 8, 2013, in Northern Lakes Nursing Home, Angola. Services took place Saturday in Calvary Chapel Fellowship, Stroh, with Pastor Paul Mowery officiating. Burial was in Wright Cemetery, Hudson. Memorials are to Calvary

Mary Stewart BRIMFIELD — Mary Lou Stewart, 76, of Brimfield, died Oct. 6, 2013, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Survivors include Hudson residents. Services took place Thursday in Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville, with

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Eastside beats Cougars for third win BY JEFF JONES ALBION — With the regular season winding down, football teams are looking to build some momentum for the sectional. Friday, Central Noble scored the first time it had the ball, with quarterback Brock Noe finding teammate Joel Cochard behind the Eastside defense for a 62-yard touchdown pass on the Cougars’ first play of the game. The Blazers scored the next 33 points, however, for a 33-6 win at Albion. Eastside improved to 3-5 overall and 2-5 in Northeast Corner Conference play. Central Noble fell to 1-7 overall and 0-7 in the NECC. Following Central Noble’s score, Eastside responded with its first scoring drive, covering 57 yards in six plays, capped by P.J. Dean’s 9-yard run.

Kyle Franz’s kick made it 7-6 Blazers with 5:50 left in the first. On Eastside’s first possession of the second quarter, Dean hooked up with Ty Lockhart on a slant pattern. Lockhart turned that short pass into a 33-yard touchdown play. Franz’s kick made it 14-6. The Blazers’ third score of the half was set up by Kadis Renier’s 31-yard punt return to the Cougar 19. On the next play, Conner Dove found Lockhart for the score with less than a minute left in the half. The Cougars held the ball for more than four minutes and covered 40 yards on the opening possession of the third, but the drive stalled on a procedure penalty and when Eastside’s Ryan Liechty tackled Noe for a 10-yard loss on the next play. The Blazers pieced together a long scoring drive, going 68 yards over

nine plays, capped by Dean’s 8-yard run on the second play of the fourth quarter to make it 26-6. When Central Noble went three-and-out on its next series, Eastside put the game away with an eight-play, 83-yard drive, highlighted by two long runs by Dove and 20-yard passing plays to Dean and Lockhart. Terry Nickolson scored from the six with 5:13 to play, and Franz’s kick made it 33-6. Eastside finished with 436 yards of total offense. Dove completed 6-of-11 passes for 107 yards, and Dean completed 3-of-7 for 60 more. Lockhart ended the game with four catches and 93 receiving yards. Dean carried 16 times for 144 yards and a pair of rushing scores. Renier had 76 yards on the ground, and Dove added 44. The Blazers are home to Prairie Heights Friday.

Eastside 33, Central Noble 6 Eastside 7 13 0 13 — 33 Cent. Noble 6 0 0 0 — 6 First Quarter CN — Cochard 62 pass from Noe (kick blocked), 8:10. ES — Dean 9 run (K.Franz kick), 5:50. Second Quarter ES — Lockhart 33 pass from Dean (K.Franz kick), 7:19. ES — Lockhart 19 pass from Dove (pass failed), :46.5. Fourth Quarter ES — Dean 8 run (kick failed), 11:15. ES — T.Nickolson 6 run (K.Franz kick), 5:13. ES CN First downs 17 9 Rushes-yards 38-269 38-89 Passing yards 167 84 Comp-Att-Int 9-18-0 3-10-0 Total yards 436 173 Penalties-yards 6-45 6-35 Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-0 Punts-Avg. 1-31 5-25.6 Individual statistics RUSHING — Eastside: Dean 16144, 2 tds; Renier 11-76; Dove 6-44; T.Nickolson 4-6, 1 td; Eck 1-(-1). Central Noble: Deck 20-102; Mooney 1-7; Cooper 4-7; Burns 2-3; Smiley 1-(-2); Noe 10-(-28). PASSING — Eastside: Dean 3-7, 60 yards, 1 td; Dove 6-11, 107 yards, 1 td. Central Noble: Noe 3-10, 84 yards, 1 td. RECEIVING — Eastside: Lockhart 4-93, 2 tds; Renier 2-31; Dean 1-19; Sprunger 1-13; Moreno 1-11. Central Noble: Cochard 2-73, 1 td; Deck 1-13.

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Eastside’s Tristan Sprunger, right, fights off a Central Noble tackler for extra yards during Friday’s football game at Albion. The Blazers won 33-6.

Panthers eliminate Blazers in soccer sectional

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Eastside’s Kyle Franz plays the ball between Lakewood Park players during Wednesday’s soccer sectional match at Garrett.

BY JEFF JONES GARRETT — Senior Hunter Yoder had three goals to lead Class A No. 16 Lakewood Park Christian to a 6-0 victory over Eastside in the Garrett Sectional Wednesday. “(Eastside) played really well defensively,” said Lakewood Park coach Terry Exford. “They clogged the middle and gave us some fits. We didn’t play our typical game. We need to shape it up and clean it up a little better.” While the Panthers held an 18-3 shots on goal advantage for the match, it was only 2-0 at halftime, and it could have even closer had the Blazers (2-15) converted on two penalty kick chances in the first half. Lakewood Park’s first goal came with 23:47 left in the first half when Reed Barker nudged home a rebound of a Bradey Gerke shot.

Eastside goalie Zach Yoder made the initial save, but couldn’t control the ball, which bounced loose to Barker near the left post. That’s where the score remained until late in the half when Ryan Schwartz broke through the Blazer defense, and Hunter Yoder drilled a one-timer to the back of the net with 1:28 left. Eastside didn’t have many scoring opportunities in the match, but twice had penalty kicks turned away by Panther goalie Adam Hollman in the first half. The first one came barely 10 minutes into the game when Lakewood Park was called for a foul in the box. Hollman smothered Colton Hein’s attempt to keep it scoreless at that point. Later, Eastside’s Jared Yoder had a chance to even the score, but couldn’t get the ball past

Hollman near the halfway mark of the half. “We did a good job of earning those PKs with our aggressiveness in the box,” said Eastside coach Tom Utnage. “The goalie seemed to go for the strong foot on both of them. “If we had gotten those two, the momentum would have been ours, and we would have had a stronger belief going into the second half,” the Blazer coach said. “I think that would have given us some more strength, more adrenaline to keep fighting.” Lakewood Park quickly made sure there wouldn’t be any letdown, as Hunter Yoder stepped in front of an errant Blazer clearing pass and scored just 1:08 into the second half. The Panthers added tallies from Gerke (18:02 left), Yoder (10:39) and Evan Witmer (1:30) to close out the win.

Blazers, Churubusco paired in grid sectional INDIANAPOLIS — Eastside and Churubusco will meet again when Class 2A Sectional 34 play begins Oct. 25. The Eagles (7-1) own a 31-13 win over the Blazers from Sept. 13, also at Churubusco. Eastside (3-5) led 13-0 in that game, but committed five turnovers in that contest. Churubusco scored twice before halftime in that game, and three times in the third quarter to key the comeback. Other first-round matchups in Sectional 34 have Manchester (2-6) at

Bremen (5-3), Woodlan (5-3) at Central Noble (1-7) and Wabash (0-8) at Prairie Heights (4-4). Winners will advance to the second round Nov. 1. Sectional championship games will be played the following week. Area teams and their sectional draws are as follows: Class A, Sectional 43, Southwood at Fremont; Class 3A, Sectional 26, Fairfield at Maconaquah; Class 3A, Sectional 27, Concordia at Lakeland, West Noble at Bishop Luers and Garrett at Heritage; Class 4A, Sectional 19, NorthWood

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at East Noble, Leo at Wawasee and DeKalb at Angola. This is the first year for a sixth class in the football tournament series. State championship games will be played Nov. 29 (Classes A, 3A and 5A) and Nov. 30 (Classes 2A, 4A and 6A) at Lucas Oil Stadium. A complete list of pairings for all 48

sectionals may be viewed at Class 2A, Sectional 34 Friday, Oct. 25 Eastside at Churubusco; Manchester at Bremen; Woodlan at Central Noble; Wabash at Prairie Heights. Class A, Sectional 43 Friday, Oct. 25 North Miami at Adams

Class 3A, Sectional 27 Friday, Oct. 25 Concordia at Lakeland; Bellmont at Whitko; West Noble at Bishop Luers; Garrett at Heritage. Class 3A, Sectional 26

Friday, Oct. 25 Twin Lakes at Culver Academy; Fairfield at Maconaquah; Jimtown at Tippecanoe Valley; Rochester at Peru. Class 4A, Sectional 19 Friday, Oct. 25 NorthWood at East Noble; Leo at Wawasee; DeKalb at Angola; Bishop Dwenger at Northridge.

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Blazers, Tigers paired in sectional INDIANAPOLIS — The Eastside Blazers and Bluffton Tigers will square off once again when the Class 2A Woodlan volleyball sectional begins next week. The Tigers eliminated the Blazers in last year’s sectional tournament. This year, Class 2A, Sectional 36 play moves to Woodlan, and in addition to the host Warriors, Canterbury has been added for a seven-team field. Woodlan and defending champion Adams Central will play in the only match at 7 p.m. Oct. 22. Eastside and Bluffton will open play Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., followed by Churubusco and South Adams at 7:30 p.m.

Canterbury drew a first-round bye, and will play the Woodlan-Adams Central winner at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The Eastside-Bluffton and Churubusco-South Adams winners will play at 12:30 p.m., with the championship match at 7 p.m. Pairings for all 48 sectionals may be found at Class 2A, Sectional 36 at Woodlan Woodlan and Adams Central, 7 p.m. Oct. 22; Eastside and Bluffton, 6 p.m. Oct. 24; Churubusco and South Adams, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; Canterbury vs. Woodlan-Adams Central winner, 11 a.m. Oct. 26; Eastside-Bluffton winner vs. Churubusco-South

Adams winner, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Championship at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Class 2A, Sectional 35 at Central Noble Bremen and LaVille, 6 p.m. Oct. 24; Westview and Prairie Heights, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; Oct. 24 winners at 11 a.m. Oct. 26; Central Noble and Fremont, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Championship at 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Class 3A, Sectional 21 at West Noble Whitko and West Noble, 7 p.m. Oct. 22; Fairfield and Wawasee, 6 p.m. Oct. 24; NorthWood and Lakeland, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24; Tippecanoe Valley vs. WhitkoWest Noble winner, 11 a.m. Oct.

26; Fairfield-Wawasee winner vs. NorthWood-Lakeland winner, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Championship at 5 p.m. Oct. 26. Class 3A, Sectional 22 at Bishop Dwenger Angola and New Haven, 7 p.m. Oct. 22; Garrett and Bishop Luers, 6 p.m. Oct. 24; Concordia and Leo, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24. Bishop Dwenger vs. Angola-New Haven winner, 11 a.m. Oct. 26; Garrett-Bishop Luers winner vs. Concordia-Leo winner, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Championship at 7 p.m. Oct. 26. Class A, Sectional 52 at Blackhawk Blackhawk and Elkhart Christian,

AUBURN — Eastside’s varsity volleyball team was swept by host Lakewood Park 25-14, 25-14, 25-7, in an Oct. 8 match at Auburn. Kailen Berry, Ashley Steffen and Erin Strock had two kills each for Eastside (7-14). Berry served four aces for the Blazers. Strock had eight digs, Brooke Staley had seven and Ashton Miller added five. Kylee Yoder had six assists.

Blazers win at Fremont FREMONT — Eastside’s varsity volleyball team was a four-game winner at Fremont Thursday, 24-26,

25-19, 25-19, 25-10. The Blazers (8-14) got 20 kills from Erin Strock and 12 from Maddy Minehart. Kailen Berry added nine in the winning effort. Minehart recorded six blocks, and Strock added three. Kylee Yoder had 36 assists. Strock had 25 digs, Ashton Miller contributed 17 and Brooke Staley added 14. Berry and Staley had two aces each.

the Yellow Jackets 20-7. Joe White threw a touchdown pass to teammate Matthew Lieb for Eastside’s lone score. White also recovered a fumble for the Blazers. The eighth-grade Blazers were defeated 14-6. Jordan Esposito ran for a touchdown for Eastside. The seventh-grade Blazers are 5-1. The eighthgrade Blazers are 2-4.

Jr. High Football Blazer teams swept by Angola

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BUTLER — Eastside’s junior high football teams were defeated by Angola Oct. 8 at Butler. The seventh-grade Blazers suffered their first loss of the season, falling to

BUTLER — The Butler Girls Softball League will hold a board meeting at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Butler Fire Department, 700 W. Main St.

Running Ranger Run benefits youth soccer training AUBURN — The Ranger Run, a 5K walk and run involving trails, road, grass, natural obstacles and more, will take place Saturday, Nov. 9, at 10 a.m. at Lakewood Park Christian School, 5555 C.R. 29, Auburn. Registration costs $20 by Oct. 28 and $25 on race day, when registration begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds from the event will help support the ongoing training of the local Rangers Academy Soccer Program. For more information, contact Carla White at 908-2515 or email

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Lily Tucker won junior dairy beef showman at the DeKalb County Fair.

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Alyssa DePew won champion senior showman with her rabbit during the DeKalb County Fair.

Jordan Yoder won reserve grand champion dairy wether with his goat at the DeKalb County Fair.

BUTLER CITY COURT NEWS The following tickets were paid in Butler City Court, Oct 3-10. The dollar amount at the end of each listing indicates fines, court costs, and civil penalties assessed by the court. Notations in parentheses after each listing represents the agency issuing the ticket. A code to law enforcement agencies follows this report. • Joanne M. Aguirre, Auburn, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Ginger K. Alspaugh, Wolcottville, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • John J. Bailey, Fort Wayne, speeding, $154 (DC). • Richard A. Baker, Auburn, speeding, $154 (DC). • Kent W. Barnard, Orland, speeding, $154 (WPD). • Eric J. Battershell, Hicksville, Ohio, texting while driving, $154 (DC). • Aurilla I. Baughman, Auburn, speeding, $173 (AUB); driving while suspended, $243 (AUB); failure to prove financial responsibility, $243 (AUB). • Christopher L. Bender, Garrett, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Heather L. Bizwell, Corunna, speeding, $173 (ISP). • Shane M. Bostic, Hicksville, Ohio, speeding, $133 (DC). • Angella M. Boyer, Butler, speeding, $179 (DC).

• Debra R. Brandenberger, New Haven, speeding, $148 (DC). • Maria E. Branning, Fort Wayne, speeding, $154 (DC). • Nagako O. Carnahan, Auburn, speeding, $154 (DC). • Nicholas R. Coburn, Kendallville, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Pagen M. Coney, New Haven, speeding, $150 (ISP). • Austin T. Corcimiglia, Fremont, speeding, $154 (AS). • Kimberly L. Cousins, St. Joe, failure to yield, $154 (DC). • Rafael A. Cruz, Ashley, speeding, $173 (AUB). • Brian D. Custer, Garrett, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Patricia L. Delagrange, Auburn, speeding, $154 (WPD). • John M. Dougherty, Albion, driving while suspended, $218 (AUB). • Trisha L. Ealing, Fort Wayne, speeding, $148 (DC). • Brody P. Erst, Syracuse, operating commercial vehicle without CDL, $268 (ISP); truck over gross weight limit, $498.50 (ISP). • Patricia D. Esselburn, Fort Wayne, disregarding stop sign, $154 (DC). • Dane J. Foust, Roann, no registration plate on trailer, $133 (DC). • James S. Fozo, Auburn, driving while suspended, $154 (AUB).

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• Shane D. Glass, New Haven, speeding, $148 (ISP). • Jeralyn K. Glowacki, Auburn, no registration, $133 (AUB). • David J. Goble, Avilla, speeding, $179 (DC). • Cody A. Groves, Harlan, speeding, $140 (DC). • Carla M. Hall, Kendallville, speeding, $133 (DC). • Michael J. Haller, Defiance, Ohio, speeding, $133 (AUB). • Kimberly A. Hankins, Loveland, Ohio, speeding, $133 (DC); following too closely, $154 (DC). • Tyler W. Harmon, Grand Rapids, Mich., speeding, $157 (DC). • Kyle A. Hartman, Fort Wayne, speeding, $154 (ISP). • Nneka M. Hatch, Baltimore, Md., speeding, $154 (DC). • Jerry G. Henke Jr., Butler, no financial responsibility, $218 (BPD). • Leah K. Imler, Ashley, expired plates, $133 (AUB). • Tammy R. Johnson, Garrett, expired license, $133 (AUB); expired plates, $133 (AUB). • Colby L. Knott, Auburn, no seat belt, $25 (AUB). • Peter A. Koch, Garrett, expired plates, $134 (AUB). • Michael A. Koehl, Waterloo, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Minji Lee, Northville, Mich., speeding, $154 (AUB); expired plates, $133 (AUB).


• Todd A. Lee, Fort Wayne, speeding, $154 (DC). • Sarajo Lelli, Coldwater, Mich., speeding, $148 (ISP). • Chelsea J. Loffer, Angola, speeding, $148 (DC). • Rita R. Long, Auburn, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Zachery S. Love, Chippewa Lake, Mich., speeding, $173 (ISP). • Willie L. Luckey Jr., Anderson, speeding, $150 (AUB). • Isabella L. McLean, Auburn, expired plates, $123 (DC). • Jamie F. Meredith, Savannah, Ga., speeding, $154 (DC). • Cynthia L. Merritt, Fort Wayne, expired plates, $133 (ISP). • Matthew R. Mohr, Indianapolis, speeding, $133 (ISP). • Kenneth C. Mote, Garrett, no license in possession, $133 (AUB). • August A. Novy, Garrett, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Lesley A. Oberlin, Auburn, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Kyle S. Pfost, Auburn, speeding, $171 (AUB); no insurance, $241 (AUB). • Timothy D. Pheister, Lakeside Marblehead, Ohio, speeding, $154 (DC). • Joseph P. Pounds, Albion, speeding, $148 (AUB). • James H. Robertson, Fort Wayne, speeding, $133 (DC).

• Thomas F. Rodman, Wolcottville, log book not current, $243 (ISP). • Marc R. Schuhler, Fort Wayne, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Ellen M. Schuler, Burlington, Ky., speeding, $154 (DC). • Vernon J. Stanger, Hamilton, speeding, $125.50 (AUB). • Steven M. Stanley, Auburn, expired plates, $118.50 (DC). • Adam Tenorio, Broadview Heights, Ohio, speeding, $148 (ISP). • Diane S. Tracey, Auburn, speeding, $154 (ISP). • Steven W. Warstler, Spencerville, speeding, $148 (DC). • James L. West,

Hamilton, speeding, $148 (WPD); speeding, $154 (HP). • Ciera S. Wilson, Niles, Ohio, speeding, $148 (AUB). • James L. Wright Jr., Louisville, Ky., speeding, $148 (AUB). (BPD) indicates a Butler Police Department ticket; (ISP) indicates an Indiana tate Police ticket; (AUB) indicates an Auburn Police Department ticket; (DC) indicates a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department ticket; (WPD) indicates a Waterloo Police Department ticket; (AS) indicates an Ashley Police Department ticket; (HP) indicates a Hamilton Police Department ticket; (ICO) indicates an Indiana Conservation Officer ticket.

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In exchange for his plea, the prosecutor’s office will recommend a sentence of 12 years, with a cap of 10 years on any executed time. The remainder of the sentence would be served on probation. Farrell also would receive the maximum license suspension allowed by the law and pay restitution to the family of the victim, Clemente Fuentes. Judge Monte Brown took the plea agreement under advisement, and scheduled a sentencing hearing for Jan. 6, 2014. Fuentes, 40, of Butler, suffered internal injuries and multiple leg fractures in the crash early Aug. 29, 2012. After the crash, a Samaritan helicopter flew Fuentes to Parkview Regional Medical

“The music is starting to gel, but there’s still so much we can do with it,” he said. Eastside was the only Class D band to perform at Homestead Saturday. The Blazers opted to concentrate on that show instead of trying to make the trek across the city to participate at the Snider Parade of Champions at Wayne High School. With Homestead awards taking place about the same time as the Snider show, Newell called trying to do



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Students vacancy Coburn to fill collecting toys for children BY JEFF JONES “Dozzy” BUTLER — DeNealwith a anyone Coburn invites to talk to her. question or problem newest member She became the Council, appointed of Butler’s City morning by a 2-1 vote Saturday for a vacant atover Anita Shultz large seat. by the The vote was madeWilmington of Republican caucus Committeemen at Township Precinct rs in Auburn. Republican headquarte created Oct. The vacancy was CouncilCity 31 when former announced her woman Sue Moore will complete Coburn n. resignatio of that term. the final two years in by Butler Coburn was sworn Eck as Angela Clerk-Treasurer Republican Party DeKalb County er and chairman Jay Oberholtz watched. family members ➤Co n Page


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which includes The first phase, new and REPORTS feet of FROM S TAFF sidewalks are 2,865 linear began at replacement sidewalk, ST. JOE — New residents. y School and Joe Riverdale Elementar a reality for St. Primco, Inc. of School Street, included parts Earlier this month, replacing Street and began Third Street, Fourth of Fort Wayne, sidewalks Washington Street. which and installing new community. The second phase, feet, focused throughout the linear more than a includes 2,879 When finished, on School and be either will sidewalks more on will be mile of sidewalks installed, more than 900 BUTLER — Leaves Third streets, plus on Jefferson replaced or newlyJoe Clerkthroughout picked up as needed feet of new sidewalk will be according to St. Simcox. Butler. Street. All sidewalks ns. to rake Treasurer Mary being paid for at intersectio Residents are asked The project is , work but not in the School and ramped Weather permitting leaves to the curb, into the street through Safe Routes to by in December. raked grants received street. Leaves should be finished federal stimulus basins. will clog catch the town. pick up leaves City crews will periodically.


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both a “logistical nightmare.” Class C bands Angola, Garrett, Northwestern, Twin Lakes and Wawasee also earned gold ratings. Calumet received a silver. Class B bands Columbia City and DeKalb, and Class A bands Homestead and Snider all received gold ratings. The weather Saturday was a big improvement over Eastside’s Oct. 12 performance in a downpour, also at Homestead. “It was a perfect day for

ISSMA Class D regional at Lafayette Jefferson High School 11 a.m. Lewis Cass; 11:13 a.m. Eastside; 11:26 a.m. Woodlan; 11:39 a.m. Clinton Central; 11:52 a.m. Adams Central; 12:05 p.m. Tri-Central; 12:18 p.m. Elwood; break; 12:44 p.m. Bluffton; 12:57 p.m. Taylor; 1:10 p.m. Shortridge Magnet; 1:23 p.m. Eastern (Greentown); 1:36 p.m. Monrovia; 1:49 p.m. North Putnam; 2:02 p.m. Triton Central, 2:15 p.m. Clinton Prairie; Class D awards. marching,” Newell said. “I thought the kids played as well as they could up to this point, but we still have a

long ways to go. “I’m very proud of them. I thought they gave it their all today.”

disconnected three — one each on three separate trips. The school district acquired that property and two neighboring properties as part of its plan to widen the Maple Street intersection. Stephens announced

several law enforcement agencies will make use of school property for training exercises Wednesday and Thursday while DeKalb Eastern students and staff are in the midst of their two-week fall break. Classes resume Monday, Oct. 28.

Budget from Page 1 When he told the board that during the meeting, Stephens encouraged them to talk to their state representatives and state senators for an explanation. In other business, the board learned that

landscaping of the former D&A Auto Court property in the 600 block of East Main Street will be delayed. Stephens said six gas lines were found on the property, but to date, the gas company has only


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Center, Fort Wayne, where he died later from his injuries, police said. Farrell suffered minor cuts from broken glass in the crash. Police said Farrell was driving a 2000 Ford Explorer south on C.R. 61, south of C.R. 42. Fuentes was heading north on C.R. 61 in a 1997 Ford Aerostar van. Farrell’s vehicle went left of center in a curve and struck Fuentes’ van head-on, pinning Fuentes in the vehicle, police said. Wednesday, Farrell admitted he had consumed beer at a friend’s house prior to driving and, as a result, was intoxicated. Farrell admitted he had a previous drunken-driving conviction within five years of the offense.

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Three hurt in Waterloo crash WATERLOO — Three Butler residents sustained injuries in a one-car crash at 4:54 p.m. Oct. 7 on C.R. 47, north of C.R. 34, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said. The car’s driver, Michael Damron, 49, had abrasions to his upper arm. Passenger Kimberley Damron, 46, reported pain in her right arm and shoulder. A second passenger, Sara Shields, 23, had pain in her neck and right ankle. DeKalb EMS took the two women to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries. Police said Michael Damron later went to the same hospital for treatment. Police said Michael Damron was driving south on C.R. 47 when his 2013 Chevrolet Malibu bottomed out in a dip in the roadway, causing its side air bags to deploy. Damron lost control of the car, which went off

the left side of the road into a corn field before coming back onto the road and stopping in the northbound lane. Police said the car has several thousands of dollars in damage, with approximately $500 in damage to the corn field. The Butler Fire Department and DeKalb EMS assisted police at the scene.

Sleepy driver wrecks near Butler BUTLER — An Auburn man crashed his van when he fell asleep at the wheel Sunday at 10:49 a.m. Sunday at U.S. 6 and C.R. 59, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. Mark R. David, 51, of C.R. 58, Auburn, complained of chest pain following the crash. He declined treatment by medics and went to DeKalb Health hospital in Auburn in a private vehicle.

Police said David was traveling west on U.S. 6, approaching C.R. 59, when his 2000 Chrysler Voyager went off the right side of the roadway, struck a marker pole and then an embankment at C.R. 59. The van rolled over several times before landing upright in a yard. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Butler Police, Butler firefighters and DeKalb EMS assisted county police at the crash scene.

Police make arrests • Derek S. Traxler, 22, of the 400 block of North Canal Street, Butler, was arrested at 6:22 a.m. Oct. 8 by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant charging him with domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor. • Raymond A. Kelton, 42, of the 100 block of North Western Avenue, Butler, was arrested at 6:48

a.m. Oct. 8 by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department for alleged contempt of civil court.

Truck strikes deer BUTLER — Butler Police investigated a truck-deer collision in the 3100 block of C.R. 63 just after 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Eli J. Davis, 17, of the 5800 block of C.R. 34, was driving his 2004 Ford F-150 when the deer crossed his path, police said.

Meth trash found BUTLER — Butler Police received two reports of suspected meth trash. The first report was received at 2:22 p.m. Oct. 8 along the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks. The second report was received at 4:39 p.m. Oct. 9, along the walking path of South Side Park. Police turned the refuse over to Indiana State Police for disposal.



The Butler Bulletin - October 15, 2013  
The Butler Bulletin - October 15, 2013  

The Butler Bulletin is the weekly newspaper serving Butler and the surrounding easterm DeKalb County area in northeast Indiana.