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Police arrest 3 on meth charges BY JEFF JONES firstname.lastname@example.org BUTLER — Three people are facing charges after Butler Police broke up a suspected methamphetamine lab just before 11 p.m. Saturday, Police Chief Jim Nichols said. Police arrested the following individuals: • Kelsey M. Bates, 20, of the 300 block of East Main Street, Butler, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park, Class A felony; possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, Class C felony; possession of synthetic marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, both Class A misdemeanors; • Derrick H. McHale, 21, of the 3900 block
One released pending further investigation Bates
of S.R. 1, Butler, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class A felony; possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class B felony; and
• Ashley D. Oberlin, 28, of the 400 block of South Broadway, Butler, on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a park, a Class A felony and possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a ➤ Arrest, Page 5
Inside today’s edition The 2013-2014 Eastside winter sports preview is enclosed in today’s edition, featuring stories about the boys and girls basketball teams, boys and girls bowling teams and varsity wrestling teams.
Leaf pickup taking place in Butler BUTLER — City crews will pick up leaves as they are available around Butler. Residents are asked to rake their leaves to the curb, but not into the street.
Church plans soup kitchen Dec. 14 BUTLER — Seabreeze Ministries, 404 S. Federal St., will host a community soup kitchen from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. The event will take place at the church, located just south of the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks, between Depot and Walnut streets.
Sewer district board meets Wednesday SPENCERVILLE — The St. Joe-Spencerville Regional Sewer District board of directors will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Spencerville Community Club. This meeting is being held a week earlier than normal to avoid conflicting with the Thanksgiving holiday.
A ‘Treasure’ in Butler BY JEFF JONES email@example.com BUTLER — Dave and Janet Ermis have a love for restoring old structures. The former Elkhart residents recently acquired the former Higley Book Store building and have opened a new business, Treasures on Oak Street, 108 W. Oak St. Janet’s brother, Daniel Hardman and his wife Lisa have started three businesses in Butler in recent years. One day, the Ermises came for a visit and fell in love with the building. They bought the building in July and began remodeling the late 1880s two-story structure. Treasures features antiques, repurposed furniture, children’s books, and Christmas items are now on display. “It’s very eclectic,” Janet Ermis said in describing the business. “We like old, historic things,” Dave Ermis explained. “We had a historic home in Elkhart. Before relocating to Butler, they operated a similar store in Elkhart, and displayed talents of
local artists. They’d like to offer space for Butler and area artists as well. “It’s lots of fun,” she said. “Maybe they don’t have a place to show their work.” The front half of the building is currently open for retail space, but another portion is slated to be finished soon. Additional ideas include offering consignment opportunities and maybe coffee and pastries. Business hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Janet has a degree in interior design, and Dave was a professional painter for 15 years. Their previous home dated to 1912. “We went to an open house one Sunday (to see it),” she explained. “We went back and looked at it. We had no plans to move, but it was a gorgeous, historic house. “When we saw this building (the Higley building), we weren’t planning to move to Butler,” Janet continued. ➤ Treasure, Page 5
Dave and Janet Ermis are owners of Treasures on Oak Street, located in the former Higley Book Store building, 108 W. Oak St. The business features repurposed furniture, children’s books and antiques.
Police plan holiday patrols
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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. Individuals may visit and shop for bags of items priced at $3-$5 each. 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.
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Butler resident Kenneth Graham, 98, was honored as DeKalb County’s oldest veteran during Veterans Day services recently. Graham accepts a decorative plate from DeKalb County veteran service officer Brian Lamm, left, and American Legion Post 202 commander Ted Miller. Graham served in World War II.
BUTLER — Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods in Indiana and local, county, and state police are adding extra patrols to increase safety on the state’s streets and highways. “Until Dec. 1, we will have saturation patrols and DUI checkpoints as part of a comprehensive effort to curb impaired driving,” said Assistant Chief Matt Traster of the Butler City Police Department. “Anyone found to be driving impaired will be arrested. Also, occupants not using seat belts or who are not properly restrained will be cited and given a ticket. ➤ Patrols, Page 5
City officials want to meet merchants BY JEFF JONES firstname.lastname@example.org BUTLER — City officials hope to meet with downtown merchants soon to explain the forthcoming water main replacement project. Future Butler Board of Works and City Council meetings will include engineering firms presenting plans for the Steel Dynamics force main and the water main replacement, city superintendent Ted Miller told the Board of Works Monday. He wants to meet with merchants so they have first-hand information about the project and what steps will be taken so customers can still access their businesses during construction next year. The project will replace an aging section of water main — possibly more than 100 years old — in the 100 and 200 blocks of
Project to include sidewalks, maybe new street lights South Broadway. In addition to water main replacement, sidewalks will be replaced, and there’s a chance street lights in those two blocks will be replaced as well, Miller said. The SDI force main will be connected directly to Butler’s wastewater treatment plant. Currently, the force main ties into Butler’s sewer system just west of
the downtown area. All of this work needs to be finished before the Indiana Department of Transportation comes through to mill and repave S.R. 1 (Broadway) in 2015. “It’s going to be a busy year and a half,” Miller said. The Board of Works approved a $34,850 quote from Lentz Enterprises to excavate next to one of the digester tanks at the wastewater plant so some valves can be replaced. The valves are located 14 feet underground and are located next to the tank, Miller explained. “We don’t have the equipment or the safety procedures to take something like this on,” he said. Two other contractors did not respond to requests for bids. Miller said a Lentz representative doesn’t believe the work will cost the full amount. In other business, the Board
of Works approved a $29,970 bid from The Baldus Co. of Fort Wayne for an electronic message sign in front of the Butler Fire Department. Firefighters have pledged $7,000 of their own money, Clerk-Treasurer Angela Eck said. The remaining funds will come from the Butler-Wilmington Fire Territory budget. Two other fire department requests are pending, subject to state approval for additional appropriations: • For $8,175, the department wants to replace a hydraulic motor that powers its extrication tools. The current motor is more than 20 years old; and • For $5,988, the department wants to replace the keyless entry system at the fire station and provide similar access for DeKalb EMS personnel to their quarters.
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Eastside names honor roll BUTLER — Eastside Junior-Senior High School has announced students selected to the honor roll for the first quarter grading period ending Oct. 11. Distinguished honor roll is a grade-point average between 3.8 and 4.0. Honor roll is a grade-point average between 3.0 and 3.79.
Valerie Embree of Warsaw and Kyle Downs of Winona Lake plan to marry Nov. 23 at Christ’s Covenant Church, Winona Lake. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jeff and Tammy Embree of Butler. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grace College. She is employed by Big Brothers Big Sisters. Her fiance is the son of Larry and Londa Downs of Winona Lake. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Grace College. He is employed at Grace College and Lightrail Cafe.
Distinguished honor roll — Kara Bailey, Kaitlyn Baney, Brennan Biddle, Abagail Capp, Audrianna Delagrange, Jacob Eck, Cassandra Goodman, Kyla Haffner, Lauren Jacobs, Zachary Kaiser, Andrea McCallister, Nicholas Miller, Ruby Redinger, Keely Reed, Faith Schlie, Jacob Thompson, Travis Wasson and Jordan Yoder. Honor roll — Jacob Alloway, Brennan Badman, Lily Bard, Emma Becher, Aaron Cannady, Daniel Carnahan, Nickolus Carper, Conner Dove, Nathan Firestine, Halie Flater, Payton Flater, Kyle Hamilton, Jessica Hartman, Coralee Hire, Kameron Hoff, Arianna Honaker, Jessica Hullinger, Trever Jokoty, Brittany Lockhart, Haley Mansfield, Alyssa Moore, Megan Moreno, Miranda Morr, Emma Moughler, Lexis Prough, Dalton
Rieke, Abigail Scrock, Jackson White, Cade Willard, Lauren Wilson and Hannah Yoder.
Tenth Grade Distinguished honor roll — Layne Aldrich, Keagan Biddle, Rachel Boger, Kyle Brock, Taylor Capps, Payten Charlton, Austin Crager, Jordan Dellinger, Sydney Fritch, Madison Herschberger, Shelbie Hess, Katelyn Shepperd, Holly Strong and Lindsey Sutter. Honor roll — Dakota Applegate, Austin Baker, Tyler Beard, Samantha Blackburn, Haley Bock, Alissa Bowling, Lindsey Boyle, Landen Brow, Philip Burd, Tate Burns, Maria Christeson, Joseph Cordova, Colton Crager, Gage DeLong, Kimberly Erne, Jake Fliehman, Lindsey Halliburton, Brody Hankey, Erika Hartleroad, Troye Hook, Cody Hunnicut, Jon Imhoff, Morgan Johnson, Ashley Lang, Kendall Likes, Briana Marquis, Samantha Mast, David McCallister, Kati McConnell, Ashton Miller, Jacob Moore, Zachary Perkins, Luc Rodman, Mercedes Sewards, Austin Vanover, Caleb VanScoder, Madison Wallace and Casey Whitman.
Eleventh Grade Distinguished honor roll — Starr Compton, Joseph Delagrange, Jesse Eck, Paige Keplinger, Lydiann Mack, Cassidy McCoy, Brandon Miller, Brianna Moore, Terry Nickolson, Ashleigh Route, Megan Shoemaker, Robert Singer, Austin Snyder, Joel Stauffer, Ashley Steffen, Sarah Strong, Rebeccah Teller, Zachary Thiel, Kraig Whitman, Erika Woods and Kylee Yoder. Honor roll — Steven Adkins, John Bauer, Kailen Berry, Briana Blondeel, Jacob Cannady, Zackory Carper, Preston Dean, Abigail Decker, Chancelor DeLong, Aryan Dick, Katelynn Dinius, Mark Erne, Katlynne Evans, Courtney Fitzpatrick, James Garman, Kaitlen Gaskill, Nathaniel Halliburton, Devin Hankey, Charles Harvey, Nicole Hess, Brody Hitt, Dylan Kaiser, Madison Kaiser, Lauren Koch, Colin Langford, Bethany Malcolm, Megan Miller, Jacob Millspaugh, Madalyn Minehart, Ethan Moughler, Hailey Pring, Cory Renfrow, Shelby Renier, Allison Rodkey, John Rohr, Tre Roose, Whitney Schlie, Elizabeth Seely, Mark Stark, Erin Strock, Kaygan Thacker, Peyton Webb, Victoria Wheatley, Chance
Wojciechowski, Justin Yoder and Zachary Yoder.
Twelfth Grade Distinguished honor roll — Kammie Bassett, Micala Doctor, Theron Imhoff, Ryan Liechty, Elena Parker, Michael Perkins, Erin Shuman, Brooke Staley, Addie Walters, Madison Willard and Jared Yoder. Honor roll — Shatana Applegate, Brittany Baker, Abigail Becher, Amanda Bonecutter, Halie Bradshaw, Amanda Brule, Brianne Crager, Brian Crowl, Morgan Crowl, Teresa Crozier, Chaz Davis, Kristina DeForest, Kelsey Diehl, Kacee Dull, Joshua Firestine, Whitney Gearhart, Cherokee Goings, Kyra Hoover, Lauren Jackson, Lindsey Jones, Warren Kallsen, Robert Kaye, Gabrielle King, Danielle Kiracofe, Bailey Krafft, Nathaniel Krafft, Zachary Lane, Kerissa Lockwood, Douglas Lortie, Alyssa Mast, Abigail Meek, Sarah Parker, Brianna Pommert, Gabrielle Reed, Kadis Renier, Joseph Rollins, Jon Shook, Kaci Shook, Destiny Shoup, Jessica Simmons, Amber Slaybaugh, Tristan Sprunger, Alisha Steffen, Alexander Stibbe, Chesney VanDyke, Leah Ward and Tyler Woods.
AREA DEATHS Dorothy Speice BUTLER — Dorothy M. Speice, 95, of Butler, died Nov. 13, 2013, in The Laurels of DeKalb Health Care Center, Butler. Services took place Saturday in H.E. Johnson and Sons Funeral Home, Butler, with Pastor Christine E. Fodrea of Mount Pleasant THE
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United Methodist Church officiating. Burial was in Butler Cemetery. Memorials are to the Heimach Senior Center, Auburn.
Sally Barkman AUBURN — Sally J. Barkman, 75, of Auburn, died Nov. 17, 2013, in The Laurels of DeKalb Health Care Center, Butler. Arrangements are
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pending at Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Service, 502 N. Main St., Auburn.
Robert Brown AUBURN — Robert “Bob” Brown, 65, of Auburn, died Nov. 12, 2013. Services took place Saturday in Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Auburn, with Dennis Wirts officiating. Burial was in Waterloo Cemetery. Memorials are to Parkview Home Health and Hospice or to the family, in care of Connie Brown.
Dorothy Parker AUBURN — Dorothy M. Parker, 92, of Auburn, died Nov. 12, 2013, in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. Services took place Saturday in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Auburn, with Rev Derrick Sneyd officiating. Burial was in Immaculate Conception Catholic
Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials are to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services, Auburn, handled arrangements.
Tammy Sherck WATERLOO — Tammy L. Sherck, 50, of Waterloo, died Nov. 15, 2013, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Services took place today, Nov. 19, in Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo, with Rev. Ralph Diehl officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials are to the American Diabetes Association 1701 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, VA 22311.
Coy Neeley GARRETT — Coy Neeley Jr., 69, of Garrett, died Nov. 15, 2013. Services took place
today, Nov. 19, in Calvary Cemetery, Garrett. Memorials are to Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Thomas Funeral Home, Garrett, handled arrangements.
Forrest Parks AVILLA — Forrest Earl Parks, 81, of Avilla, died Nov. 9, 2013. Survivors include Auburn residents. Services took place Friday in Calvary United Methodist Church, Avilla, with Rev. Dr. Leonard King officiating. Burial was in Avilla Cemetery. Memorials are to Children’s Ministry at Calvary United Methodist Church. Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville, handled arrangements.
Marjorie Crill-Scott FORT WAYNE — Marjorie E. Crill-Scott, 84,
of Fort Wayne, died Nov. 14, 2013. She was born in Ashley. Services took place Monday in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, Fort Wayne. Burial was in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Association, Visiting Nurse or Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren.
Mark Miller NOBLETON, Fla. — Mark Allen Miller, 60, of Nobleton, Fla. and formerly of Avilla, died Nov. 11, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Groveland, Fla. Survivors include Auburn residents. Services took place Saturday in Purcell Funeral Home, Bushnell, Fla. Burial was in Florida. Memorials are to a charity of the donor’s choice.
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Eastside girls lose opening game East Noble 90, Eastside 34 Players Schrock g Cook g KoEdwards f KaEdwards f Cauhorn f Ihrie Slone Wilson Jones DeCamp Wolfe Totals
Eastside’s Brianna Moore looks to a teammate as she handles the basketball during Saturday’s game with East Noble. Senior Brianne Crager led Eastside (0-1) with nine points. Junior Maddy Minehart added seven. Senior Kaci Shook had five points and junior Brianna Moore added four. “We spent three weeks getting where we needed to be, and we were afraid,”
SPORTS IN BRIEF
ANGOLA — Eastside’s bowling team captured all but two points on the way to an 18-2 win over East Noble in a Nov. 11 match at Angola. David Matt David (225-184), Derek Lilly (201-189), Xavier Orr (190-203) and Steven Webb (156-236) were winners for the Webb Blazers. Collin Langford turned in scores of 156 and 172. Eastside’s boys improved to 2-1.
Varsity Girls Bowling Eastside girls edge Garrett ANGOLA — Eastside’s girls bowling team edged Garrett by 24 pins to earn its first victory Nov. 11 at Angola. The teams rolled to a 10-10 deadlock, with the Marquis match decided by total pin count. Eastside finished with 1,375 pins and Garrett had 1,351. Briana Shuman Marquis and Erin Shuman won both of their games, and Teresa Crozier won once for the Blazers (1-2). Marquis had games of 182 and 233. Shuman rolled 193 and 190. Crozier won with a 120 and added a 90. Mataya Nickolson rolled games of 107 and 108. Bailie Eubanks had games of 79 and 73.
Varsity Volleyball Strock named All-NECC BUTLER — Eastside junior Erin Strock has been named to the All-Northeast Corner Conference Volleyball Team. Strock led the Blazers with 317 kills and 473 digs. She added 20 aces. Five players from
Westview and four from Fairfield received first-team honors. Prairie Heights Strock had three first-team picks, Central Noble and West Noble had two each. Angola, Churubusco and Fremont had one first-team selection.
Mens College Basketball Lilly playing at IU-South Bend SOUTH BEND — 2013 Eastside graduate Jayden Lilly is a freshman member of the Indiana-South Bend Titans mens’ basketball team. The Titans are 1-4 through games played Nov. 13. Lilly played five minutes with one rebound in a 104-75 loss to Indiana-Southeast Nov. 9 at New Albany. The Titans’ win was a 97-94 verdict over Ohio Mid-Western College Oct. 30.
Diehl playing at Calumet College WHITING — 2010 Eastside graduate Chris Diehl is a senior member of the Calumet College of St. Joseph Crimson Wave mens’ basketball team. The Crimson Wave is 3-1 through games played Nov. 12. Diehl scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in the team’s 61-52 win over Moody Bible Nov. 12. His season-high game is 16 points and five rebounds in a 71-66 win over Goshen College Nov. 8. He had 14 points in a Nov. 9 loss to Siena Heights.
Womens College Basketball Strock playing at Goshen GOSHEN — 2011 Eastside graduate Megan Strock is a junior member of the Goshen Maple Leafs womens’ basketball team. The Maple Leafs are 0-5 through games played Nov. 12. Strock has appeared in every game, including a starting assignment in the team’s 79-76 loss to Holy Cross College Nov. 2. Strock had five points in that game, making 2-of-5 shots. She has scored 10 points in five games.
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Three-point shooting — East Noble 7-16 (Wilson 3-4, Schrock 2-5, Cauhorn 1-1, Wolfe 1-3, Cook 0-1, Jones 0-1, Slone 0-1), Eastside 4-15 (Crager 2-5, Shook 1-1, Steffen 1-1, Yoder 0-1, Moore 0-6). Team rebounds — East Noble 1, Eastside 2. Fouled out — Shook. Team fouls — East Noble 19, Eastside 19. Turnovers — East Noble 10, Eastside 26.
East Noble 44, Eastside JV 18
each to lead East Noble’s reserves to victory. Emma Moughler Mackenzie Bryan and Paige DeCamp had 12 points scored seven points to lead
Eastside. Vanessa Deck and Hannah Yoder had four points each, and Casey Whitman added three.
EASTSIDE SPORTS SCHEDULES Varsity girls basketball • Angola, here, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. • Adams Central, here, Nov. 26, 6 p.m. • At Churubusco, Nov. 29, 6 p.m.
Varsity boys basketball • Scrimmage with Bishop Dwenger, here, Nov. 21, 6 p.m. • Garrett, here, Nov. 27, 6 p.m. • At DeKalb, Nov. 30, 6:15 p.m.
Varsity wrestling • Warsaw Invitational, Nov. 23, 8 a.m.
Varsity boys bowling • Eastside vs. Cornerstone Christian at Kendallville, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19. • Eastside vs. Central Noble at Auburn, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25. • Eastside vs. Angola at Albion, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3.
Varsity girls bowling • Eastside vs. East Noble at Kendallville, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 19. • Eastside vs. DeKalb at Auburn, 4:30 p.m. Nov. 25. • Eastside at Garrett, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 2.
Jr. high boys basketball • Oak Farm Montessori, here, sixthand seventh-grade only, 5 p.m. Nov. 21.
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Players Moore g Shook g Crager g Ward f Minehart f Deck Whitman Steffen Yoder Moughler Totals East Noble Eastside
East Noble fg-fga ft-fta pts 4-9 2-2 12 2-9 3-4 7 6-9 0-0 12 3-9 4-6 10 3-4 1-2 8 2-5 0-2 4 1-3 0-0 2 7-8 1-2 18 1-4 1-3 3 3-7 1-2 7 2-6 2-3 7 34-73 15-24 90 Eastside fg-fga ft-fta pts 1-10 2-2 4 1-3 2-4 5 3-7 1-3 9 1-5 0-0 2 1-4 5-8 7 0-2 3-4 3 0-0 0-0 0 1-2 0-0 3 0-2 1-2 1 0-0 0-0 0 8-35 14-23 34 24 22 21 23 3 11 10 10
said. “There’s not much more to say besides that. “They’re a heck of a team,” he said of the Knights. “When you have a post that comes out and hits elbow jumpers, that opens everything up. “That’s a lot of their points right there,” Conwell said. “We have to do a better job of getting back on defense.” Eastside was just 8-of-35 (23 percent) from the field, including 4-of-15 (27 percent) beyond the arc. East Noble owned a 50-20 rebounding advantage and forced 26 Eastside turnovers. “I liked our hustle and I liked our defense a lot,” said second-year Knights coach DeAnn Booth. “We moved our feet well, didn’t reach a lot and did a good job blocking out. “We were pretty patient on offense for the most part,” she said. “We moved the ball around and got some shots to fall that got us rolling.” The Knights finished 34-of-73 (47 percent) from the field, including 7-of-16 (44 percent) from three-point range.
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BY JEFF JONES email@example.com BUTLER — Four players hit double figures, and four others had at least seven to carry the East Noble Knights to a 90-34 season-opening win over the host Eastside Blazers Saturday afternoon. Senior Tiffani Wilson led the way, connecting for 18 points, including three three-pointers. Classmates Kerri Schrock (12 points), Kourtney Edwards (12 points) and Kavan Edwards (10 points) also reached double figures. Senior Jacey Cauhorn had eight points, and senior Madison Cook, junior Jaymee Wolfe and sophomore Paige DeCamp had seven points each for the Knights (1-0). East Noble led 24-3 after one quarter and never looked back. The Knights scored at least 21 points in every quarter, making for a long day for the Lady Blazers. It was not the start to the season second-year Blazer coach Shane Conwell envisioned. “Embarrassing,” Conwell
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
FRY WINS SPORTS CHALLENGE
SCHOOL MENU Lunch Monday, Nov. 25 Pizza, lettuce salad, applesauce and milk Tuesday, Nov. 26 Tacos, refried beans, mixed fruit and milk. Wednesday, Nov. 27 Popcorn chicken, corn, strawberries, cinnamon roll and milk.
Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29 Thanksgiving break. No school.
Breakfast Monday, Nov. 25 French toast sticks, milk, juice or fruit. Tuesday, Nov. 26 Oatmeal or cereal,
blueberry muffin, milk, juice or fruit. Wednesday, Nov. 27 Yogurt, fresh fruit, milk or juice. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 28 and 29 Thanksgiving break. No school. Daily lunch prices $2 for
students, $2.65 for adults, reduced lunch is 40 cents. Additional milk 30 cents. Salad and specialty bar items are also available on a daily basis. Chocolate, strawberry and skim milk also available. Daily breakfast prices $1.05 for students, $1.30 for adults, reduced breakfast is 30 cents. Milk and choice of fruit or juice available on a daily basis.
BUTLER CITY COURT NEWS Photo contributed
Logan Fry brought in the most pledge money for the Filling Station Youth Center’s recent all-night Sports-A-Thon Challenge. The event raised money for United Way, which is a big supporter of the Filling Station. Fry, a fourth-grade student at Butler Elementary School and son of Duane and Traci Fry, made 56 free throws in the five-minute challenge. Fry raised $560 of the $1,325 that the Sports-A-Thon Challenge brought in for the United Way of DeKalb County. Fry won a Walmart gift card to go on a shopping spree.
RED RIBBON WEEK
Butler police officer John Bonifer looks on as children at the Filling Station Youth Center make crafts and enjoy snacks for a Red Ribbon Week event recently. Red Ribbon Week is an event devoted to encourage children to stay away from alcohol, tobacco, drugs and violence. PHOTO REPRINTS AVAILABLE
The following tickets were paid in Butler City Court, Nov. 7-14. 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. • Ariel M. Berry, Butler, no insurance, $243 (BPD). • Georganna F. Bickley, Garrett, disregarding stoplight, $156 (DC). • Edith M. Bidwell, Ashley, driving while suspended, $239.50 (ISP). • Audie L. Blaylock, Garrett, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Sherry A. Carcione, Hudson, speeding, $154 (AUB). • Ervin L. Chapman, Riverdale, Ill., obstructed license plate, $158 (AUB); driving while suspended, $243 (WPD). • Derek A. Chavis, Fort Wayne, disregarding automatic signal, $154 (AUB). • Dustin C. Chisholm, Garrett, expired registration, $133 (AUB). • Todd W. Clemons, Louisville, Ky., speeding, $154 (ISP). • Malissa A. Cooper, Garrett, speeding, $158 (DC). • Diane J. Cramer, Kendallville, speeding, $179 (DC). • Thomas J. Currier, West Bloomfield, Mich., failure to signal lane change, $148 (ISP).
• Tonia M. Darmofal, Brownstown, Mich., speeding, $154 (DC). • Nickolas B. Davison, Huntington, failure to signal lane change, $148 (AUB). • Adam M. Demoor, Hillsdale, Mich., no periodic inspections, $218 (ISP). • Betty J. Eicher, Butler, passing school bus while loading or unloading students, $193 (DC). • Robin L. Everett, Decatur, speeding, $154 (DC). • Cole D. Garland, Syracuse, speeding, $149 (DC). • Amber K. Gass, Corunna, speeding, $133 (DC). • Karl R. Goldsmith, St. Joe, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Stephen L. Grabill, Hamilton, speeding, $154 (AUB). • Larry A. Griffin, St. Joe, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Justin P. Groff, Sturgis, Mich., speeding, $133 (WPD). • Adriana L. Guzman, Fort Wayne, speeding, $133 (ISP). • John P. High, Auburn, driving while suspended, $243 (ISP). • Ryan P. Hull, Fort Wayne, disregarding stop sign, $154 (DC). • Nicholas J. Johnston, Spencerville, speeding, $133 (BPD). • Conor A. Kennedy, Kendallville, speeding, $145 (DC). • Jere W. Kessler, Auburn, expired plates, $133 (AUB). • Zachariah Z. Kratzman, Auburn, expired registra-
tion, $133 (AUB). • Ryan M. Lamson, Corunna, no insurance, $218 (AUB). • William W. Learned, Auburn, speeding, $154 (AUB). • Donald W. Lincoln, Lansing, Mich., speeding, $154 (DC). • Heather L. Lortie, LaOtto, speeding, $133 (ISP). • Igwebuike K. Madumelu, Columbus, Ohio, speeding, $176 (ISP). • Camden E. Welch-Mitchel, Huntertown, speeding, $170 (ISP). • George J. Midkiff, Woodville, Texas, speeding, $133 (ISP). • Allen M. Miller, Hamilton, expired plates, $133 (AUB). • Brandon J. Miller, Waterloo, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Shaleina J. Miller, Orland, speeding, $154 (ISP). • Leah E. Myers, Garrett, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Braden J. Nelson, Angola, speeding, $133 (ISP). • Veronica L. Norman, Rome City, speeding, $154 (DC). • Shea L. Parrish, Auburn, disregarding stop sign, $154 (AUB). • Jeremy S. Putman, Auburn, operating vehicle without financial responsibility, $293 (AUB); driving while suspended, $216 (WPD). • Jeffery H. Reed, Bardstown, Ky., speeding, $148 (ISP). • Nancy J. Schubring,
Novi, Mich., speeding, $154 (ISP). • Ami N. Scott, Butler, speeding, $133 (DC). • Thomas E. Sensibaugh, Auburn, speeding, $133 (AUB). • Timothy J. Smith, Fort Wayne, speeding, $154 (DC). • Triva M. Steffen, Spencerville, speeding, $133 (BPD). • Sarah J. Steigmeyer, Auburn, speeding, $154 (ISP). • Richard M. Stoltie Sr., Fort Wayne, speeding, $154 (DC). • Kevin M. Stutzman, Auburn, speeding, $148 (ISP). • Mason C. Tevis, Cromwell, speeding, $148 (DC). • Zachary R. Vance, Auburn, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Randy F. Wolf, Eau Claire, Mich., defective tires, $154 (ISP); truck over gross registered weight limit, $1,273.50 (ISP). • Timothy J. Wueller, Auburn, speeding, $133 (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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Email your legal! legals @ kpcmedia.com Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the City of Butler, DeKalb County, Indiana that the proper legal officers, at their regular meeting place at 215 South Broadway, at 7:30 p.m. on the 2nd day of December 2013 will consider the following additional appropriations in excess of the budget for the current year. Fund Name: Thompson Block Fund Major Budget Classification: Personnel $0.00 Supplies $0.00 Other $0.00 Capital Outlays up to $10,000 TOTAL for Thompson Block Fund up to $10,000 Fund Name: Fire Territory Operating Fund Major Budget Classification: Personnel $0.00 Supplies $0.00 Other $0.00 Capital Outlays up to $40,000 TOTAL for Fire Territory Operating Fund up to $40,000 Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriations as finally made will be referred to the Department of Local Government Finance. The Department of Local Government Finance will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support the appropriations made within fifteen (15) days of receipt of a Certified Copy of the action taken. Angela M. Eck Clerk-Treasurer City of Butler BB,00360582,11/19,hspaxlp NOTICE OF INTENT TO SELL $1,375,000 CITY OF BUTLER, INDIANA, WATERWORKS REVENUE BONDS OF 2013 Upon not less than twenty-four (24) hours’ notice given by telephone or email by or on behalf of the City of Butler, Indiana (the “City”), prior to December 15, 2013, the City will receive sealed proposals at the office of Crowe Horwath LLP, 10 West Market Street, Suite 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, the financial advisor to the City (the “Financial Advisor”), acting for and on behalf of the Clerk-Treasurer of the City, and shall consider each proposal for the purchase of revenue bonds of the City designated as “City of Butler, Indiana, Waterworks Revenue Bonds of 2013” (the “Bonds”), in the aggregate principal amount of One Million Three Hundred Seventy-Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($1,375,000.00), bearing interest at a
rate or rates not exceeding eight percent (8.0%). Interest on the Bonds shall be calculated on the basis of twelve (12) thirty (30)-day months for a three hundred and sixty (360)-day year and shall be payable semiannually on January 1 and July 1 in each year, commencing July 1, 2014. The Bonds will be issued as fully registered bonds to which principal and interest payments on the Bonds will be paid. Individual purchases will be only in denominations of Five Thousand and 00/100 Dollars ($5,000.00) or integral multiples thereof not exceeding the aggregate principal amount of the Bonds maturing in any year and when issued, will be registered in the name of CEDE & Co., as nominee for The Depository Trust Company (“DTC”), New York, New York. Purchasers of beneficial interests in the Bonds will not receive physical delivery of bond certificates and ownership by the Beneficial Owners of the Bonds will be evidenced by book-entry only. As long as CEDE & Co. is the registered owner of the Bonds as nominee of DTC, payments of principal and interest will be made directly to such registered owner, which will in turn, remit such payments to the DTC Participants for subsequent disbursement to the Beneficial Owners. The City shall not have any liability for the failure of DTC or any DTC Participant to remit the payment or provide any notice to any Beneficial Owner of Bonds. The Bonds shall be numbered consecutively from 2013R-1 upward, shall bear an original issue date which shall be the date on which the Bonds are delivered and shall mature serially on January 1 in the years and amounts as follows (following the receipt of bids and determination of the successful bidder, the City reserves the right to modify individual maturity amounts to achieve level debt service with respect to the Bonds): Year Amount 2015 $50,000 2016 50,000 2017 55,000 2018 55,000 2019 55,000 2020 55,000 2021 60,000 2022 60,000 2023 60,000 2024 65,000 2025 $65,000 2026 70,000 2027 70,000 2028 75,000 2029 80,000 2030 80,000 2031 85,000 2032 90,000 2033 95,000 2034 100,000 Sealed bids may be submitted to the Financial Advisor at the address described above until 11:00 a.m. (local time) on the date of sale. Principal and premium, if any, on the Bonds will be payable at the principal corporate trust office of the Registrar and Paying Agent for the Bonds (the “Registrar” and “Paying Agent,” and in both capacities, the “Registrar and Paying Agent”) to be appointed by the Clerk-Treasurer. Interest on the Bonds will be paid by
check or draft mailed or delivered to the registered owner thereof at the address as it appears on the registration books kept by the Registrar as of the fifteenth (15th) day of the month immediately preceding the interest payment date or at such other address as is provided to the Paying Agent in writing by such registered owner. So long as DTC or its nominee is the registered owner of the Bonds, principal of and interest on the Bonds will be paid directly by the Paying Agent to DTC, by wire transfer in same date funds. The Bonds maturing on or after January 1, 2025 are subject to optional redemption at the option of the City, in whole or in part, on January 1, 2024, or at any time thereafter, in any order of maturity as selected by the City and by lot within any such maturity, at a redemption price of 100% of the principal amount of the Bonds so redeemed and without premium, plus interest accrued on the Bonds so redeemed to the date fixed for redemption. At the option of the successful bidder for the Bonds, all or a portion of the Bonds may be aggregated into one or more term bonds (the “Term Bonds”) payable from mandatory sinking fund redemption payments required to be made as set forth in the ordinance authorizing the Bonds (the “Ordinance”). The Term Bonds shall have a stated maturity or maturities on January 1 of the years 2016 through 2034 as determined by the successful bidder. Any person interested in submitting a bid for the Bonds must furnish in writing to the Clerk-Treasurer, c/o the City’s Financial Advisor, Crowe Horwath LLP, 10 West Market Street, Suite 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2976, telephone (317) 269-6696, on or before 2:00 p.m. (local time), Monday, December 2, 2013, the person’s name, address, and telephone number. The person may also furnish an email address. The Clerk-Treasurer will cause each person so registered to be notified of (a) the date and time bids will be received and (b) the final principal maturity schedule for the Bonds, not less than twenty-four (24) hours before the date and time of sale. The notification shall be made by telephone at the number furnished by such person and also by email if an email address has been furnished. Each bid must be for all of the Bonds and must state the rate or rates of interest therefor, not exceeding the maximum per annum interest rates hereinbefore specified. Such interest rate or rates must be in multiples of one-eighth (1/8) or one-twentieth (1/20) of one percent (1.00%). Bids specifying more than one interest rate must also specify the amount and maturities of the Bonds bearing each rate. All Bonds maturing on the same date shall bear the same rate of interest and the interest rate bid on any maturity of Bonds shall be equal to or greater than the interest rate bid on any and all prior maturities of Bonds. Subject to the provisions contained herein, the award will be made to the bidder offering the lowest interest cost, to be determined by computing the total interest on all Bonds from the date thereof to the
date of maturity and deducting therefrom the premium bid, if any, or adding thereto the amount of any discount, if any. Although not a term of sale, it is requested that each bid show the net dollar cost to final maturity and the net effective average interest rate on the entire issue. No conditional bid or bids for less than ninety-nine percent (99.0%) of the par value of the Bonds, plus accrued interest at the rate or rates named to the date of delivery, will be considered. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. If no acceptable bid is received on the date fixed for sale of the Bonds, the sale may be continued from day to day thereafter without further advertisement for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days, but if so continued, no bid will be accepted which offers an interest cost which is equal to or higher than the best bid received at the time fixed for the sale. Each of the bids for the Bonds shall be sealed in an envelope marked “Bid for City of Butler, Indiana, Waterworks Revenue Bonds of 2013.” Each bid must be on the form approved by the City, without additions, alterations or erasures. The City reserves the right to amend any information contained in this Notice of Intent to Sell. The City also reserves the right to postpone, from time to time, the date established for the receipt of bids on the Bonds. If any date fixed for the sale is postponed, any alternative sale date will be announced at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to such alternative sale date. Bids may be submitted electronically via PARITY in accordance with this notice until the time fixed for the sale, but no bid will be received after such time. To the extent any instructions or directions set forth in PARITY conflict with this notice, the terms of this notice shall control. For further information about PARITY, potential bidders may contact the Financial Advisor at the address set forth herein, or may contact i-Deal LLC at 1539 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10018 (phone: 212-849-5021). Upon award of the Bonds to a bidder, then such bidder must submit a certified or cashier’s check (or a wire transfer consisting of immediately available funds to the City as instructed by the City) in the amount of Thirteen Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty and 00/100 Dollars ($13,750.00) (the amount of the check or wire is hereinafter referred to as the “Deposit”) to the City not later than 3:00 p.m. (local time) on the next business day following the award by the City. In the event the bidder to whom the Bonds are awarded shall fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of the bid and this notice, such Deposit shall become the property of the City and shall be taken and considered as liquidated damages of the City on account of such failure or refusal. The checks of unsuccessful bidders will be returned immediately following the award of the Bonds. The successful bidder will be required to make payment for the Bonds in Federal Reserve or other immediately available funds and accept delivery of the Bonds within five
(5) days after being notified that the Bonds are ready for delivery, at a bank designated by the City. Any premium bid must be paid in cash at the time of delivery as a part of the purchase price for the Bonds. The Bonds will be ready for delivery within forty-five (45) days after the date on which the award is made, and if not deliverable within that period, the successful bidder will be entitled to rescind the sale and the good faith check will be returned. Any notice of rescission must be in writing. At the request of the City, the successful bidder shall furnish to the City, simultaneously with or before delivery of the Bonds, a certificate in form satisfactory to the City regarding the initial public offering price of the Bonds. In addition, the successful bidder shall inform the Financial Advisor to the City of such initial public offering price within two business days after the date of sale. The Bonds will be designated “qualified tax-exempt obligations” for purposes of Section 265(b)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) relating to the ability of financial institutions to deduct from income for federal income tax purposes, interest expense that is allocable to carrying and acquiring tax-exempt obligations. It is anticipated that CUSIP identification numbers will be printed on the Bonds, but neither the failure to print such numbers on any Bonds nor any error with respect thereto shall constitute cause for a failure or refusal by the successful bidder to accept delivery of and pay for the Bonds. The Bonds are being issued under the provisions of the Indiana Code to provide funding for certain improvements to the City’s waterworks, together with the expenses necessarily incurred in connection therewith, including the expenses incurred in connection with the issuance of the Bonds. The City will not be obligated to pay the Bonds or the interest thereon except from the Net Revenues (as defined in the Ordinance) of the City’s waterworks on a parity basis with the Prior Bonds (defined herein), and the Bonds shall not constitute a debt for which the full faith and credit or taxing powers of the City will be pledged. The Bonds rank on a parity with the City’s Waterworks Revenue Bonds of 2006 (the “Prior Bonds”), outstanding after January 1, 2013, in the amount of $630,000, maturing in various amounts annually on January 1 in the years 2014 through 2027. At the time of delivery of the Bonds the approving opinion of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, bond counsel, of South Bend, Indiana, as to the validity of the Bonds, together with a transcript of Bond proceedings, the printed Bonds with such legal opinion printed thereon, and closing certificates in the customary form showing no litigation, will be furnished to the successful bidder at the expense of the City. In addition, if bond counsel is unable, on the date of delivery, to render an opinion to the effect that, under existing law (1) the interest on the Bonds is excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes and is not an item of tax preference for purposes of the federal al-
ternative minimum tax that may be imposed on individuals and s, and (2) the interest on the Bonds is exempt from taxation in the State of Indiana for all purposes except the Indiana financial institutions tax and the Indiana inheritance tax, the successful bidder shall have the right to rescind the sale, and in such event the good faith deposit will be returned. A copy of the Preliminary Official Statement prepared at the direction of the City may be obtained by request from the Financial Advisor, Crowe Horwath LLP, 10 West Market Street, Suite 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, prior to bid opening. Said Preliminary Official Statement will be in a form deemed final by the City, pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Rule”). The Preliminary Official Statement when further supplemented by an addendum or addenda specifying the interest rates of the Bonds, and any other information referred to in paragraph (b)(1) of the Rule, shall constitute a “Final Official Statement” of the City with respect to the Bonds, as that term is defined in the Rule. By awarding the Bonds to any underwriter or underwriting syndicate submitting an Official Bid Form therefore, the City agrees that, no more than seven (7) business days after the date of such award, it shall provide to the senior managing underwriter of the syndicate to which the Bonds are awarded up to twenty-five (25) copies of the Official Statement at the City’s expense, any additional copies to be at the expense of the underwriting syndicate. The City designates the senior managing underwriter of the syndicate to which the Bonds are awarded as its agent for purposes of distributing copies of the Final Official Statement to each participating Underwriter. Any underwriter executing and delivering an Official Bid Form with respect to the Bonds agrees thereby that if its bid is accepted by the City (i) it shall accept such designation and (ii) it shall enter into a contractual relationship with all Participating Underwriters of the Bonds for purposes of assuring the receipt of each such Participating Underwriter of the Final Official Statement. In order to assist bidders in complying with paragraph (b)(5) of the Rule, the City will undertake, pursuant to the Ordinance and the Continuing Disclosure Agreement which shall be delivered to the successful bidder at the closing on the Bonds, to provide annual reports, certain financial information, and notices of certain events as required by Section (b)(5) of the Rule. A description of this undertaking is set forth in the Preliminary Official Statement and will also be set forth in the Final Official Statement. If bids are submitted by mail, they should be addressed to the Crowe Horwath LLP attention Jennifer Wilson, 10 West Market Street, Suite 2000, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204, telephone 317-269-6696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dated this 12th day of November, 2013. CITY OF BUTLER, INDIANA By: Clerk-Treasurer BB,00359862,11/12,19,hspaxlp
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
LETTER TO THE EDITOR Veterans Day parade should have had more viewers To the editor, I am very disappointed in the citizens of DeKalb County. My son and I attended the Veterans Day parade in Garrett on this past Saturday (Editor: Nov. 9). We only saw maybe, and I stress maybe, a dozen people lined up to watch the parade within the couple block area I could see from where we were standing.
Lilly applications now available AUBURN — Community Foundation DeKalb County will name its 33rd Lilly Endowment Community Scholar in April 2014. The scholarship was first awarded in 1998. “We are thrilled to again participate in this exciting program that supports the education of our community’s most accomplished young people,” said Wendy Oberlin, the foundation’s executive director. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship covers full tuition and required fees for four years of full-time undergraduate study leading to a baccalaureate degree. It includes a stipend of up to $900 per year for required books and equipment. The recipient may attend any accredited Indiana public or private college or university. The scholarship is available through community foundations statewide. The number of
scholarships available for each county is based on its population. DeKalb County will award one scholarship in 2014. Eligibility details and application materials for DeKalb County students are available on the community foundation’s website, dekalbfoundation.org. The website directs students to submit their application information online by Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship is one of approximately 40 educational scholarships available through Community Foundation DeKalb County. In 2013, the community foundation awarded more $111,000 in educational scholarships for local students. Application materials for other 2014 community foundation scholarships will be available in January with a submission deadline in early March.
park, a Class B felony. Bates and McHale are being held at the DeKalb County Jail. Oberlin was released at 9:30 a.m, Monday pending further investigation, according to deputy prosecutor Donald Shively. “The arrests were the result of a lot of hard work from Detective Matthew Tamez and Assistant Chief Matthew Traster,” Nichols said. “This case
DeKalb Eastern schools will purchase CPR training manikins and offer training to all students in health classes and staff members thanks to a donation from American Legion Post 202 of Butler. Greg Hook, left, presents a check to Eastside school nurse Kelly Brock. Not pictured is Butler Elementary school nurse Karla Kreischer.
Patrols from Page 1 “In Indiana, more than 50 percent of fatalities in auto accidents are due to passengers who did not buckle up,” Traster said. In November 2012, there were 355 alcohol-related crashes across Indiana, resulting in 155 injuries and five fatalities. Law enforcement agencies from across the state, including the Butler Police Department, all departments in DeKalb County, and troopers from the Indiana State Police are jointly participating in a statewide effort to crack down on impaired driving and seat belt enforcement during over the Thanksgiving holiday period. “If you see someone driving in a manner you suspect of being impaired, there is a high probability
Thai A. Hill, 33, of the 300 block of East Oak Street, Butler, was arrested at 4:52 p.m. Nov. 15 by Butler Police on an Allen County warrant.
Driver strikes deer BUTLER — A Bryan,
Street. One unit and three firefighters arrived at 4:07 a.m. • Nov. 5 at 10:58 p.m. in the 1400 block of C.R. 59. One unit and three firefighters responded, but were advised to disregard at 11:02 p.m. • Nov. 7 at 1:55 p.m. in the 6100 block of C.R. 42. One unit and three firefighters arrived at 2:01 p.m. • Nov. 8 at 6:22 p.m. in the 100 block of South Park Lane. One unit and three firefighters arrived at 6:27 p.m. • Nov. 10 at 5:47 a.m. in the 100 block of South Broadway. One unit and three firefighters responded, but were advised to disregard at 5:51 a.m. • Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. in the 100 block of East Willow Street. One unit and three firefighters arrived at 11:07 a.m.
Butler firefighters responded to eight calls for service Nov. 1-10. The following is a brief summary of those calls, as provided by fire department officials. Firefighters have responded to 299 calls for service in 2013.
you are right,” Traster said. “Call 911 immediately and report the location, description, and direction the vehicle is traveling. This will help officers observe the activity of the suspect and take necessary action to prevent a possible tragedy.” Traster noted that vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for kids between the ages of 8-15. For families with young children, it’s important to have a properly installed child safety seat or booster seat for each child. Parents can visit childseat.in.gov for a list of locations and a toll-free phone number to speak with experts about the proper installation of child safety seats.
• Nov. 1 at 10:58 a.m. Firefighters were requested to cover the Edgerton, Ohio fire station during a structure fire. One unit and five firefighters arrived at 11:13 a.m. Firefighters returned to service at 1 p.m.
Medical assistance • Nov. 1 at 11:25 p.m. in the 6600 block of C.R. 32. One unit and five firefighters arrived at 11:32 p.m. • Nov. 4 at 3:59 a.m. in the 500 block of West Main
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In Elkhart, Janet served on that community’s historic and cultural preservation commission. The couple are interested in finding photographs or additional historical information about the Higley building. The business is on Facebook at TreasuresOnOak and can be reached by email at treasuresonoak@ yahoo.com.
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had a lot of man-hours and overtime involved, but we will continue to aggressively pursue those who are involved in the manufacture and dealing of methamphetamine in our community. “We don’t want meth in our community,” Nichols added. “If you are involved in manufacturing or dealing meth in Butler, we will catch you and we will arrest you.”
BUTLER FIRE REPORTS
Treasure from Page 1 “It was an absolute mess, but we were able to look past that,” she said. What made the Higley building particularly attractive was the book shelves and cases and hardwood floors. “We want to do updates to the exterior, such as sealing the brick, to preserve it,” she said. “You can only do a little at a time, but that’s OK.”
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SCHOOLS TO OFFER CPR TRAINING
This is shameful. Where were you? It was a beautiful sunny, windy November day so you cannot blame it on the weather. Our local veterans deserve more respect than what they were shown on this day. The streets of town should have been lined with people to honor these brave men and women who have fought and/or are fighting for our country. Something to think about when you lie down to sleep tonight. Tina Custer Garrett
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Ohio driver struck a deer around 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Butler Police said. Teal Andres, 51, of the 3400 block of C.R. 9, Bryan, Ohio, was driving to work on C.R. 30 when the collision happened. Police did not have a damage estimate to Andres’ 2007 Mazda CX-7.
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THE Butler Bulletin
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
BUTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS
ALLEN FAMILY PLANS DEC. 10 CONCERT
Butler Public Library 340 S. Broadway • 868-2351 Mon.-Thurs. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. butlerpubliclibrary.net
Friends of the Library The Friends of the Library will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Short Stacks & Snacks The Short Stacks & Snacks, for children in grades 3-5, will meet from 3:15-4 p.m. Thursday and again Thursday, Nov. 21.
Closing The library will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 and be closed Nov. 28 and 30 for the Thanksgiving weekend.
Paul Evans, “All the Song” by Jean-Michel Guesdon and “History of America in 101 Objects” by Richard Kurin. Young adult: “Fire Storm” by Andrew Lane, “Teardrop” by Lauren Kate, “The Royal Ranger” by John Flanagan. Children: “Marisol McDonald & Clash Bash” by Monica Brown, “Bits and Pieces” by Judy Schachner, “The Storybook of Legends” by Shannon Hale, “The Long Way Home” by Ann Martin and “Leopard’s Gold” by Jenny Nimmo.
Wireless Internet available Library visitors may use the library’s wireless hotspot by entering their library card number and last name, the same format as for the public use computers. Users are allowed three hours per day. For more information, please contact the library.
The Allen Family will perform a Christmas concert at Butler United Methodist Church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10. This will be the Allen Family’s only Indiana Christmas concert. Advance tickets are $8 per person, and are available at the church office, 501 W. Green St., and at the City of Butler Utility Office, 215 S. Broadway. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $10 each, pending availability. For more information, call the church at 868-2098.
LEGO club The LEGO club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday.
1,000 book club The 1,000 book club is aimed at preschool children and their parents. Research has shown children are more successful learning to read if they have had 1,000 books read to them before starting kindergarten. The library has created 100 bags with 10 books each that can be checked out. After a certain numbers of books, children are eligible to earn prizes. Participants do not need a library card to participate. Parents who reside outside of the library’s district can register for a 1,000 book club card to check out the bags.
New titles arrive The following titles are available to be checked out at the library: Fiction: “Fallen Women” by Sandra Dallas, “Accused” by Lisa Scottoline, “White Christmas” by Diana Palmer, “A Proposal for Christmas” by Linda Lael Miller, “A Nantucket Christmas” by Nancy Thayer and “Candlelight Christmas” by Susan Wiggs. Nonfiction: “Granny is my Wingman” by Kayli Stollak, “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai, “The Four Doors” by Richard
Talking book players The Indiana Talking Book and Braille Library will loan free digital talking book players to any Indiana resident. The Indiana State Library also has a large collection of large-print books, Braille materials and descriptive videos that can be loaned. For more information, inquire at the reference desk at the Butler Public Library.
Facebook The Butler Public Library has several Facebook pages to keep track of the latest events and upcoming activities. There are pages for the library, children and teens, along with photos from recent events. Please “like” the library to be able to win prizes in future giveaways.
Link to Amazon Looking for books to purchase? Go to the Butler Public Library’s Web site first, then clock on its link to Amazon.com. By doing this, the library receives 15 percent of book sales through this link, with no additional cost to book purchasers.
To Our Readers: Information about library programs runs as space is available. Patrons wishing more information are encouraged to visit the library’s website, butlerpubliclibrary.net.
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