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COMMUNITIES ALTONA The Town of Altona was founded in 1865, predating Garrett by 10 years. Altona was not incorporated as a town until June of 1906. Its roots go back to a sawmill and lumber business and the building of the railroad. It was named for a town in Germany that many of its early residents once called home. Altona town leaders laid out an extensive improvement plan for 2014 at their January meeting, including creation of a website and Facebook page. The board will seek three quotes to purchase and install a garage door opener for the town hall, which houses a one-ton pickup truck and snow plow used to clean streets. Repairs and improvements to the Town Hall constructed from a residence in the building that formerly served as the Altona Fire Department, include new doors and windows, insulation and removal of barn doors at the back of the building that once allowed access to fire protection vehicles. The town implemented an unsafe building ordinance in 2013 and plans to consider measures on open burning and guidelines for yard and garage sales in the coming year. Plans to install a horseshoe pit at the south end of a parking lot across from Town Hall are also in the works for 2014. GOVERNMENT: Terry Whan is the town’s clerk-treasurer. The three-member town board includes President John Shaffer and members

Chris Seeley and Dallas Hicks Jr. The board meets the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall, 1312 W. Quincy St. EDUCATION: Altona residents attend Garrett-Keyser-Butler schools including Garrett High School, Garrett Middle School and J.E. Ober Elementary School on East Houston Street. RECREATION: Mary Comesky Park is just east of the Town Hall on West Quincy Street. Improvement plans include addition of a teeter-totter, spring-mounted horses and handicap-accessible sandbox toys. UTILITIES: Altona residents have their own water wells. Garrett Municipal Utilities distributes power generated by American Electric Power Co., and Northern Indiana Public Service Co. supplies natural gas. Sewer services are provided by the City of Garrett. The telephone company is Frontier. POLICE: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police and Indiana Conservation Officers provide police protection. FIRE: The Garrett Fire Protection Territory is contracted to provide fire protection on an annual basis for the Town of Altona. POST OFFICE: Although once having the first post office, Altona residents now are served by the Garrett Post Office at 115 W. Keyser St. and have Garrett addresses and zip codes of 46738. The original post office housed in a general store at the corner of West Quincy and Baker streets was discontinued in 1911. LIBRARY: Altona residents are served by the Garrett Public Library on the corner of Houston and


The Altona Town Hall on West Quincy Street once housed the town’s fire department. The three-member board meets the first Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Randolph streets, along with Garrett residents, and Keyser and Butler townships including Altona. POPULATION: The latest U.S. Census Bureau in 2012 estimated 197 residents. The town is bounded by C.R. 7 on the west, Union Street on the east, and West King Street to the south. The northern boundary includes some homes on the north side of the CSX Railroad tracks. The town limits encompass some 70 homes and three small businesses.

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COMMUNITIES ASHLEY Ashley Town Council Vice President Randy McEntarfer said many positive things are taking place in his community. TRIN Inc., a global automotive parts supplier in Ashley, underwent a significant expansion in 2013, doubling the size of its facilities. Western Power Sports also underwent a major expansion, McEntarfer said. Ashley straddles the DeKalb-Steuben County line. The northern third of the town is in Steuben County and the southern two-thirds lies in DeKalb County. The center line of S.R. 4 (State Street) is the county line. GOVERNMENT: A three-member town council meets on the second Monday of each month. Council members are Don Farrington, president, Randy McEntarfer, vice president, and Mike Hasselman. The clerk-treasurer is Karen McEntarfer, 587-9276. The official town website is EDUCATION: Country Meadow Elementary School is two miles south of town at C.R. 10 and C.R. 23, serving students from Ashley, Fairfield and Smithfield townships and a portion of Richland Township. The school’s phone numbers are 920-1017 and 587-3371. The town is part of DeKalb Central United School District, and junior and senior high school students attend DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb High School, between Auburn and Waterloo. RECREATION: Ashley has four parks. Ashley Memorial Park is on South Union Street under the

“smiley� water tower. Sunset Park is at the west end of Ruby and Pearl streets. Carpenter Field is on Ashley’s north side on North Grand Avenue. A children’s playground is outside the Ashley Community Center on South Gonser. The Ashley Community Center also offers a gym and fitness center. HEALTH: Cameron Hospital in Angola and DeKalb Health hospital in Auburn both are approximately 15 minutes away. UTILITIES: Residents use the town’s water and sewage systems. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. provides electricity and natural gas. POLICE: Scott Barnhart is the town marshal. Call 911 in an emergency and 587-9388 for business. FIRE: Ashley has a volunteer fire department with Jr. Shaffer serving as chief. In an emergency call 911. For non-emergency business call 587-9222. POST OFFICE: 114 W. State St. POPULATION: 983 is the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent estimate in 2012.

AUBURN After two years of projects that totaled more than $30 million, 2014 will not be nearly as hectic for residents of the city of Auburn. Among the projects planned, the city will complete the Auburn Electric utility’s SmartGRID, a communications network that will allow the city to run the electric utility more efficiently through real-time analysis and remote monitoring. The city will also refurbish 1st Street, from Union to Main

streets, and run a sanitary sewer line to the 16 acres of land on the west side of Indiana Avenue across from Rieke Park that the city will annex in 2014. GOVERNMENT: Auburn has a mayor and seven-member common council. Two at-large council members and five district members serve four-year terms. The council meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6 p.m. in City Hall. City officials are Mayor Norman Yoder, Clerk-Treasurer Patricia Miller, and council members Kevin Webb, David Painter, Matthew Kruse, Mike Watson, Mike Walter, Jim Finchum and Dennis Ketzenberger. Board of Public Works and Safety members are Yoder, Herb Horrom and Danny McAfee. The city’s website is EDUCATION: Students attend DeKalb High School and DeKalb Middle School north of the city, with two elementary schools (McKenney-Harrison and J.R. Watson) in Auburn. All are part of the DeKalb Central United School District. RECREATION: Facilities in Auburn include two branches of the YMCA of DeKalb County, the Skatin’ Station, the Auburn Recreation Center bowling lanes, Bridgewater Golf Club, NCG Cinemas and the Auburn-Garrett Drive-in on S.R. 8 west of Garrett. Eckhart Park and Rieke Park are Auburn’s major parks, along with Thomas Park, Memorial Park, Smith Acres Park, Don Lash Park and smaller neighborhood parks. The Auburn Community Pool, with a water slide, is in Eckhart Park. The Auburn Outdoor Theater presents

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COMMUNITIES entertainment events during summer months, including many performances with free admission. It lies along the east bank of Cedar Creek, across the creek from the DeKalb County Fairgrounds, with an entrance off Center Street near Fifteenth Street. The Heimach Center, on East Seventh Street, serves as a meeting place for senior citizens. The DeKalb County Free Fall Fair takes place at the end of September, with 4-H events at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds and rides, food and games on downtown Auburn streets. Three museums salute the city’s automotive heritage: The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and National Automotive and Truck Museum of the United States, both on Wayne Street, occupy buildings of the former Auburn Automobile Co. The Kruse Automotive Museum at C.R. 11-A and I-69 is housed inside the National Military History Center. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, celebrating the city’s automotive history, takes place each Labor Day weekend. HEALTH: DeKalb Memorial Hospital is on Seventh Street (S.R. 8) in east Auburn, serving Auburn and all of the surrounding area. DeKalb EMS provides ambulance service. UTILITIES: Water and sewer services are maintained by the city. The wastewater treatment plant is at 2002 S. Wayne St. The city-owned Auburn Electric utility distributes power generated by American Electric Power Co. Natural gas is supplied by the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. AT&T, Mediacom and city-owned Auburn

Essential Services are providers of landline telephone service and Internet service. Mediacom and Auburn Essential Services provide video service. POLICE: The Auburn Police Department has headquarters in City Hall at 210 S. Cedar St. Call 920-3200 for non-emergency business. FIRE: Auburn maintains two fire stations, on C.R. 35 near S.R. 8, and at Fifteenth Street and Grandstaff Drive. Call 925-8255 for non-emergency business. LIBRARY: Eckhart Public Library is at 603 S. Jackson St. The library operates the William H. Willennar Genealogy Center at 700 S. Jackson St. POST OFFICE: 201 S. Jackson St. POPULATION: 12,787 according to the most recent Census estimates.

BUTLER Downtown Butler will receive infrastructure improvements in 2014 and 2015. This year, water mains will be replaced in the 100 and 200 blocks of South Broadway (S.R. 1) to replace systems believed to have been in place for more than 100 years. In addition to the new water main, sidewalks and streetlights will be replaced as part of the project. In 2015, the Indiana Department of Transportation plans to mill and pave S.R. 1 through Butler. City officials have met with merchants so they have first-hand information about what the projects entail.

POLICE: Chief Jim Nichols leads a department of six full-time officers and eight reserves. Call 911 for emergencies or 868-2171 for non-emergency. FIRE: Chief Jeff Shultz leads an all-volunteer fire department of 18 firefighters. The fire department provides fire protection to Wilmington, Franklin, Stafford and Troy townships. Call 911 for emergencies or 868-2044 for non-emergencies. LIBRARY: The Butler Public Library is at 340 S. Broadway. The director is Ellen Stuckey. The library offers a variety of programs for children, teens and adults. There are several public-use computers for Internet access. The library’s website is EDUCATION: The DeKalb County Eastern Community School District serves children from Butler, St. Joe and Spencerville, plus Concord, Newville, Spencer, Stafford, Troy and Wilmington townships. Butler and Riverdale (St. Joe and Spencerville) high schools consolidated in 1963, creating Eastside Junior-Senior High School. Elementary students attend Butler Elementary School, 1025 S. Broadway. The high school is at 603 E. Green St. Administrative offices are at 300 E. Washington St. RECREATION: Programs for baseball, softball and football are offered in the summer and fall. Maxton Park and South Side Park feature large playgrounds and picnic areas. Neighborhood parks include Mason Park and Hathaway Park. The Filling Station Youth Center, 315 S. Federal St., offers social and spiritual activities. Butler Days takes place in August. HEALTH CARE: The DeKalb Health Medical

Auburn Presbyterian Church 111 West 12th St. , Auburn, IN 46706 260-925-2987 • Rev. Lyle J. Ewing - Sunday Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. • Sunday School for all ages: 11:00 a.m. Holy Communion celebrated the first Sunday of each month Wednesday morning prayer at 7:00 a.m. in the chapel Wednesday evening Bible Study 6:30 p.m. in the lounge Our church is very involved with the community. Below are just a few weekly meetings held in our church:

Monday: Friends’ Table (free hot meal served in our Fellowship Hall), Boy Scout meetings Tuesday: Kids’ Tuesdays in the Neighborhood After School Program, Cub Scout meetings Wednesday: Narcotics Anonymous meetings, Alanon meetings Thursday: Girl Scout/Brownie meetings Monday thru Thursday: G.E.D. program - morning/evening classes So we have known and believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and those who abide in love abide in God, and God abides in them. We love because he first loved us. ~ 1 John 4:16, 19 (NRSV)

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COMMUNITIES Group/Butler (formerly the Butler Clinic and Laboratory), 409 E. Washington St., is a satellite clinic for DeKalb Health hospital. Dr. Emilio J. Vazquez and Dr. Mark S. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien are full-time staff physicians. Lynn A. Huett, MSN, FNP-C is also on staff. The Laurels of DeKalb Health Care Center serves the community. Kenneth Arnt DDS provides dental care in Butler. ACCESS: U.S. 6 (Main Street) and S.R. 1 (Broadway). UTILITIES: City utilities include water and sewer service. The utility office is at 215 S. Broadway, 868-5881. Indiana Michigan Power provides electricity, and Northern Indiana Public Service Co. provides natural gas. GOVERNMENT: Ron Walter is the mayor. City Council members are Ron Baker, Tammy Davis, Jerry Eldridge, Eric Johnson and Larry Moore. Angela Eck is clerk-treasurer, Steve Bingham is city planner and Richard Obendorf is city court judge. The Board of Public Works and Safety meets the first and third Mondays each month at 7 p.m. The City Council meets the same days at 7:30 p.m. or immediately after the Board of Works meeting. All meetings take place at the Thompson Block Building, 215 S. Broadway. Additional information may be found on the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website, CHILD CARE: Butler Early Education opened in September 1985 and is at 408 E. Washington St. The licensed Emilio Reggia educational center nurtures infants to 12-year-olds and offers a reduced fee schedule. Contact the center at 868-2091. POST OFFICE: 119 N. Broadway.

POPULATION: 2,684 according to 2010 Census estimates.

CORUNNA Corunna lies along the south side of U.S. 6. The Norfolk Southern railroad runs east-west through the center of town, and S.R. 327 runs north-south through the community. The town is home to Albrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SuperMarket at the corner of U.S. 6 and S.R. 327. A fire station on the north side of U.S. 6 is the site of popular fundraising fish fry meals, served every other Friday evening during much of the year. GOVERNMENT: A three-member town council consists of Lori Hyde, Jay Christian and Steve Faulkner. The clerk-treasurer is Sandy Lynch. The councilâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular meetings occur on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in Town Hall on S.R. 327 (Bridge Street). EDUCATION: Elementary students attend Country Meadow Elementary School at C.R. 23 and C.R. 10 south of Ashley. Older students attend DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb High School, both on C.R. 427 south of Waterloo. HEALTH CARE: DeKalb Health in Auburn and Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville serve Corunna residents. UTILITIES: Northern Indiana Public Service Co. provides electric power. The town operates its own water and sewage utilities. POLICE: The DeKalb County Sheriffâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department covers Corunna. Call 911 for emergencies. FIRE: Chief Dennis Treesh directs an active volunteer fire department, based in a station

alongside U.S. 6. POST OFFICE: S.R. 327 (Bridge Street). Village Post Office services are offered at Albrightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. POPULATION: 254 is the U.S. Census Bureauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recent estimate in 2012.

GARRETT A groundbreaking ceremony was held in early October for a 6,500-square-foot expansion of the Garrett Public Library. The two-story addition will provide two adult meeting rooms on the upper level, added space for youth and teens on the lower level, and a new entrance with elevator on the south side of the building. Most of the $1.9 million project will be funded through a $1.4 million bond issue. Plans call for a late-summer completion. A dedication ceremony for the new Garrett High School building was held in mid-January 2013. The two-story building offers a state-of-the-art, 21st century facility with four specific classrooms to promote project-based learning, plus a media and fine arts center. The school was completed in time for the first day of school in August 2012. The exterior design of the building combines the look of an old train depot with elements of the existing Garrett High School, originally built in 1922. A Heritage Street display in the main hallway features memorabilia celebrating the history of the school and the community. The Garrett Police Department joined Auburn and Waterloo departments in a new countywide


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COMMUNITIES dispatch program in June 2013. A new fire protection district that includes the City of Garrett and Keyser Township was created in 2013. Altona town leaders expressed interest in joining the district in the future, but are under contract for protection through the fire protection district through 2014. Improvement to the city’s wastewater treatment process is currently underway in order to meet Clean Water Act requirements. The estimated cost for the project is $3.9 million. GOVERNMENT: Tonya Hoeffel is the city’s mayor. Common council members are Bradley Stump, Todd Sattison, Amanda Charles, Brenda Wigginton and Tim Vogel. The clerk-treasurer is Marcie Conkle, with Milton Otero as city planner and Dan Brinkerhoff as city attorney. EDUCATION: Garrett-Keyser-Butler School Corp. includes Garrett High School, Garrett Middle School and J.E. Ober Elementary School on East Houston Street. Matt Smith is the high school principal, and Lucas Fielden is the middle school principal. Kristi Surfus is the elementary school principal. School board members are Chris Hoeffel, president; Wayne Funk, vice president; Tony Griffin, secretary; and Dan Weimer and Terry Yarde, members. The school superintendent is Dennis Stockdale. St. Joseph Catholic School at 301 W. Houston St. offers elementary education through eighth grade. The principal is Kristine Call. RECREATION: Feick Park on Garrett’s southwest side includes the Garrett community pool, which features a giant water slide and

several ball diamonds and basketball courts. The city has three neighborhood parks: East Side Park on East King Street, West Side Park on Ijams Street and Union Street Park. Ocker Park’s 20-acre site on the city’s north side on West Railroad Street features a stocked pond for fishing and picnic area and pavilion. A sledding hill was added on the north side of the park during 2013. Heritage Park with a railroading museum is off Randolph Street on the north side of the railroad. UTILITIES: Garrett Municipal Utilities distributes power generated by American Electric Power Co. and Northern Indiana Public Service Co. supplies natural gas. Water and sewer services are provided by the city. The telephone company is Frontier. POLICE: Chief Keith Hefner oversees 13 full-time officers, including one full-time and one part-time investigator. The department also has one full-time administrative assistant, two active part-time officers and nine reserve officers. Four reserves are undergoing training and should be activated by early spring. The Garrett Police Department also utilizes two German shepherd canines. Dispatching is handled by DeKalb County Central Communications. The Garrett Police Station is at 200 N. Cowen St. FIRE: The Garrett Fire Department operates out of a six-bay station at 200 N. Cowen St. Fire Chief Chad Werkheiser and 32 volunteer firefighters provide fire protection for area residents and businesses. David Mix serves as the department’s chaplain.

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HEALTH CARE: Miller’s Merry Manor nursing home is on S.R. 327 (South Randolph Street) and is the base for the Garrett unit of DeKalb EMS. DeKalb Health Hospital operates a medical clinic in downtown Garrett. Garrett has two dentists, an optometrist and a chiropractor. Garrett is home to St. Martin’s Healthcare Clinic, 1359 S. Randolph St., which provides health care for uninsured residents of DeKalb County. POST OFFICE: 115 W. Keyser St. LIBRARY: Garrett Public Library, on the corner of Houston and Randolph streets, serves Garrett, and Keyser and Butler townships. The building is handicap-accessible. An expansion project to add a 6,500 square-feet two-story addition to include additional children and youth areas, two meeting rooms for adults and a second elevator at a new entry on the south side of the building is currently under construction. The library opened April 24, 1915. POPULATION: 6,291 is the latest U.S. Census Bureau estimate.

HAMILTON Hamilton lies on the border of Steuben and DeKalb counties and is known for its scenic lakes. The town’s economy is based around tourism at Hamilton Lake, which covers about 800 acres. Downtown Hamilton rises above the south shore of the lake, offering restaurants, merchants, and professional services. Fishermen and outdoor enthusiasts flock to the town each summer to the lakes and wildlife.

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COMMUNITIES Crowds also gather on the lake’s public beach on New Year’s Eve to watch or participate in the annual Hamilton Lions Club Polar Bear Plunge. The town has received a grant from the Dekko Foundation to assist in improving the playground equipment at Gnagy Park. Some of the existing playground equipment will remain, while new ground cover and new playground equipment will be added. The new equipment will be appropriate for all children, including those with special needs. Town leaders believe the addition of the new equipment will provide more opportunities for family leisure time. Volunteers will be needed to install new ground cover and the playground equipment as a community activity. GOVERNMENT: The Hamilton Town Council meets on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. Town Council members are president Mary Vail, vice president Bob Howard, Tina Bosse and Jenni Heisler. Hester Stouder is the clerk-treasurer. Brent Shull is the town manager. The official town website is EDUCATION: Students attend Hamilton Community Schools at the south edge of town on S.R. 427. RECREATION: Boating, fishing and water skiing on Hamilton Lake, which borders the town, are favorite pastimes. The two-mile Fish Creek Trail links Hamilton’s Girt L. Gnagy Park to Ball Lake. Gnagy Park on Bellefountaine Road offers ball diamonds and is home to an active tennis association. HEALTH: Physician Teresa Smith has an office

on East Bellefontaine Road. Hospitals and other health services at Angola and Auburn are within easy reach. UTILITIES: Allied Waste of Bryan, Ohio, handles refuse collection. The Town of Hamilton operates its own water plant, with Justin Stouder as superintendent and Brad Haskins as assistant superintendent. Wastewater services are provided by the Hamilton Lake Conservancy District. Electricity is supplied by American Electric Power, and natural gas comes from Northern Indiana Public Service Co. POLICE: Jermey Warner is the town marshal, with deputies Jesse Torrey, Frank Baldwin and John Geyer and reserve Thomas Frederick. FIRE: The Hamilton Fire Station is at the town hall, 7760 S. Wayne St. The fire chief is Chris Manahan, and the assistant fire chief is John Jackson. Call 911 for emergencies and 488-2311 for fire department non-emergency business only. POST OFFICE: on Bellefountaine Road. POPULATION: 1,530 is the Census Bureau’s most recent estimate.

SPENCERVILLE Spencerville is known for its historic wooden covered bridge, built in 1873. It crosses the St. Joseph River just east of town. The bridge has been rebuilt and renovated several times, with the most recent completed in 2013 after a semi driver attempted to cross the bridge. The bridge is used by vehicles, horse-and-buggies and pedestrians. Each year, it is also used for a “Supper on the Bridge” event.

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GOVERNMENT: Spencerville is an unincorporated town. The Spencer Township trustee is Sue Musser, 238-4428. EDUCATION: Students attend Riverdale Elementary School in St. Joe, part of the DeKalb County Eastern Community School District. Older students attend Eastside Junior-Senior High School in Butler. RECREATION: The St. Joseph River provides boating and fishing, and the Spencerville Community Building is available for dances, receptions and other gatherings. HEALTH: DeKalb Health hospital is Auburn is about 20 minutes away. UTILITIES: The St. Joe-Spencerville Regional Sewer District provides sewage treatment. POLICE: Police protection is provided by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. Call 911 for emergencies or 925-3365 for non-emergency business. FIRE: The all-volunteer Spencerville Fire Department responds with Concord Township as part of Southeast Fire. Call 911 in an emergency. POST OFFICE: 6909 S.R. 1. ACCESS: S.R. 1 and C.R. 68.

ST. JOE The neighboring communities of St. Joe and Spencerville lie along the St. Joseph River in southeastern DeKalb County. St. Joe’s website proclaims, “A great place to live and visit.” Signs entering the community welcome visitors with the message, “We pull together with community pride.” St. Joe is known for its annual Pickle Festival, which celebrates the famous products of Sechler’s Pickles, located just northeast of town. This year’s event is scheduled for July 24-26. The festival attracts visitors from around the nation. This year marks the 100th anniversary of fire protection in St. Joe. The Concord Township Fire Department is planning a celebration during the Pickle Festival. GOVERNMENT: The Town Board is comprised of David Burns, Mishelle Johnson and Tom Moody. Allison McKean is clerk-treasurer. Meetings take place at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month at the Town Hall, 102 3rd St. EDUCATION: Riverdale Elementary School is part of the DeKalb County Eastern Community School District and is located at 6127 S.R. 1. Older students attend Eastside Junior-Senior High School in Butler. RECREATION: Residents can enjoy Wild Cherry Park, the St. Joe Valley Conservation Club and the St. Mark Memorial Park on Washington Street. Another attraction is the St. Joseph River Greenway. It follows the river bank for one mile, starting behind Riverdale Elementary School. HEALTH: DeKalb Health hospital in Auburn is 15 minutes away. UTILITIES: The town provides water service. The St. Joe-Spencerville Regional Sewer District provides sewage treatment. POLICE: The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department serves St. Joe. Call 911 for emergencies or 925-3365 for non-emergencies. FIRE: Fire Chief Mike Georgi leads the all-volunteer Concord Township Fire Department, which has 20 members. Concord Township responds with

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COMMUNITIES Spencerville as part of Southeast Fire. Call 911 in an emergency. POST OFFICE: 104 3rd St. POPULATION: 460 is the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent estimate. ACCESS: S.R. 1, C.R. 59 and C.R. 60.

WATERLOO The Waterloo Grant Township Public Library will begin its long-envisioned $1.6 million expansion project in 2014. The new addition, stretching from the south side of the current building, will include meeting rooms for the public, a teen center, updated children’s area and renovation of the existing structure. The library staff, library board and Waterloo community have invested nearly two years of raising funds for the expansion of the 100-year-old building. GOVERNMENT: The Waterloo Town Council meets on the second Tuesday of each month in the basement of the Waterloo Grant Township Public Library Town Hall and has five members: David Bolton, Nathan Diehl, William Hubartt, Bob Knott and Candi Surber. The clerk-treasurer is Renata Ford. POLICE: The Waterloo Marshal’s Department operates from a station at 300 N. Wayne St. Jay Oberholtzer is the town marshal. Call 837-3131 for non-emergency business. For emergencies, call 911. FIRE: The Waterloo Grant Township Volunteer Fire Department is stationed at Van Vleek and Sheridan streets and is dispatched through DeKalb County Central Communications. Call 837-5461 for non-emergency business. Kirby Hobbs is the fire chief. EDUCATION: The town is part of the DeKalb Central United School District. Students attend Waterloo Elementary School in town or DeKalb Middle School and DeKalb High School, about one mile south of town on C.R. 427. LIBRARY: The Waterloo-Grant Township Public Library is at 300 S. Wayne St. HISTORICAL SITE: The Waterloo Depot serves as a site for various community events.


The Waterloo Fire Department won the fire department traveling trophy with its entry in the annual downtown Auburn Christmas Parade. UTILITIES: The city maintains its own water system and wastewater treatment facility. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. provides electric service and natural gas. Curbside recycling

takes place every other Friday. POST OFFICE: 180 Marion St. POPULATION: 2,241 is the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent estimate.

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EDUCATION DEKALB CENTRAL The DeKalb Central school district includes six townships in DeKalb County — Fairfield, Smithfield, Richland, Grant, Union and Jackson. They include the communities of Ashley, Corunna, Auburn and Waterloo. The school corporation operates six schools. DeKalb High School/DeKalb New Tech and DeKalb Middle School are midway between Auburn and Waterloo. Four elementary schools include McKenney-Harrison and James R. Watson, both in Auburn; Waterloo Elementary School; and Country Meadow Elementary School south of Ashley. Administrators are: Sherry Grate, superintendent, 920-1011; Lynn Simmers, assistant superintendent, 920-1011; Lance Brauchla, chief financial officer, 920-1011; Renee Dawson, transportation director, 920-1011; Kyle Kirby, principal, DeKalb High School, 920-1012; Matt Toth, director, DeKalb New Tech, 920-1012; Kimberly Fifer, principal, DeKalb Middle School, 920-1013; Caleb Miner, principal, Country Meadow Elementary School, 920-1017; Julia Tipton, principal, McKenney-Harrison Elementary School, 920-1015; Steve Teders, principal, James R. Watson Elementary School, 920-1014; Nicole Veit, principal, Waterloo Elementary School, 920-1016.

DEKALB EASTERN The DeKalb County Eastern Community School District includes six townships in eastern DeKalb County — Concord, Newville, Spencer, Stafford,


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Elementary School in St. Joe. Administrators are: Jeffrey Stephens, superintendent, 868-2125; Larry Yoder, principal, Eastside Junior-Senior High School, 868-2186; Brennen Kitchen, principal, Riverdale Elementary School, 337-5464; and Kim Clark, principal, Butler Elementary School, 868-2123.


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The Garrett-Keyser-Butler school district includes the city of Garrett, town of Altona, and Keyser and Butler townships. The district operates Garrett High School, Garrett Middle School, J.E. Ober Elementary School and the Garrett Learning Center at its complex on East Houston Street in Garrett. Administrators are: Dennis Stockdale, superintendent, 357-3185; Matt Smith, principal, Garrett High School, 357-4114; Lucas Fielden, principal, Garrett Middle School, 357-5745; and Kristi Surfus, principal, J.E. Ober Elementary School, 357-3112; Greg Myers, director, Garrett Learning Center, 357-6216; Tonya Weaver, director of administration and innovation, 357-5745.

HAMILTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS The Hamilton school district includes Franklin Township in DeKalb County and Otsego and Richland townships in Steuben County, including the town of Hamilton. The district operates Hamilton Junior-Senior High School and Hamilton Elementary School at its complex along State Road 427, at the south edge of Hamilton. Administrators are: Jon Willman, superintendent, phone 488-2513; Christy Haupert, principal, Hamilton Junior-Senior High School and Barbara Weber, principal, Hamilton Elementary School, phone 488-2161.

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EDUCATION PAROCHIAL/PRIVATE SCHOOLS LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Lakewood Park Christian School is south of Auburn at 5555 C.R. 29, on the campus of Lakewood Park Baptist Church. The school was founded in 1976 and offers classes for kindergarten through senior high

school. It has a complete junior high and high school program including music and athletics. The school’s telephone number is 925-1393; its fax number is 925-5010. Administrators are: Dr. Ed Yoder, superintendent; Andy Baker, secondary principal; and Pamela Pierson, elementary principal, 925-1393.

ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL St. Joseph Catholic School of Garrett is at 301 W. Houston St., at the site of St. Joseph Catholic Church. It offers classes for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8. Kristine Call, principal, may be reached at 357-5137.

GOVERNMENT U.S. CONGRESS Sen. Daniel Coats, 493 Russell Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510, phone 202-2245623; fax (202) 228-1820. Fort Wayne office: 1300 S. Harrison St., Suite 3161, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, phone 426-3151, Web: Sen. Joe Donnelly, 720 Hart Senate Office Building Washington DC 20510, phone 202-2244814; Fort Wayne office: 203 E. Berry Street, Suite 702 B, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, phone 420-4955. Web: Rep. Marlin Stutzman, 1728 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515, phone 202-225-4436, Fort Wayne office: 1300 South Harrison St., Suite 3105, Fort Wayne, IN 46802, phone 424-3041; Winona Lake Office: 700 Park Ave., Suite D, Winona Lake, IN 46590, phone 574-269-1940. Web:

STATE LEGISLATORS Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, represents District 14, which includes Allen County and the eastern three-quarters of DeKalb County. e-mail Sen. Sue Glick, R-LaGrange, represents District 13, which covers LaGrange, Steuben and Noble counties, as well as Fairfield, Richland, Keyser and Butler townships in western DeKalb County. e-mail Contact any Indiana senator at 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, 46204-2785, phone (317) 232-9400, toll-free (800) 382-9467. Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, represents District 52, which includes all of DeKalb County and townships in Steuben County and Allen County. e-mail Rep. Dennis Zent, R-Angola, represents District 51, which includes the majority of both LaGrange and Steuben counties. e-mail Rep. David Ober, R-Albion, represents District 82, which includes all of Noble County and townships in Whitley, Allen, Elkhart and LaGrange counties. e-mail Contact any Indiana House member at 200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786, phone (317) 232-9600, toll-free (800) 382-9842.

is one of two Superior Court judges in DeKalb County. Superior Court I is on the third floor of the courthouse, 925-4723. Superior Court II Judge Monte Brown is the judge in DeKalb County’s third court, also on the third floor of the courthouse, 925-5277. Prosecutor ClaraMary Winebrenner is the DeKalb County Prosecutor. The prosecutor’s office is on the first floor of the courthouse, 925-1646. The DeKalb County Chief Probation Officer is Katherine Cullum. The probation office is in the DeKalb County Office Building, 215 E. Ninth St., Suite 200, Auburn, 925-2400. Sheila Grate Stonebraker is the assessor for DeKalb County, supervising property assessments. The assessor’s office is on the first floor of the courthouse, 925-1824. Auditor John Fetters is the bookkeeper of the county. His office is on the second floor of the courthouse, 925-2362. The county clerk is Marty Grimm, carrying out

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the clerical duties of the county courts as well as handling election responsibilities, marriage licenses and other fees and licenses. The clerk’s office is on the second floor of the courthouse, 925-0912. DeKalb County is governed by three commissioners — Don Grogg, Randall Deetz and Jackie Rowan. They meet Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Commissioners’ Court, on the second floor of the courthouse. They may be reached through the auditor’s office 925-2362. The commissioners also act as the county drainage board, meeting Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. on the second floor of the courthouse. DeKalb County has a seven-member county council that meets the first Monday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the courthouse. Members are Alan Middleton, president, Janet Ordway, Robert Wilder, Larry Moughler, William Van Wye, Eldonna “Donna” King and Rick Ring. The county recorder, Katie Firestone, keeps

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DEKALB COUNTY GOVERNMENT The DeKalb County Courthouse in downtown Auburn is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The county government Web site is Circuit Court Judge Kirk D. Carpenter presides over Indiana’s 75th Judicial Circuit. The court is on the third floor of the courthouse, 925-2764. Superior Court I Judge Kevin P. Wallace


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GOVERNMENT property records. The office is on the first floor of the DeKalb County Courthouse, 925-2112. Don Lauer is sheriff of DeKalb County and is the general law enforcement officer in the county. His office is at the DeKalb County Jail on East Eighth Street, Auburn, 925-3365. The office of the DeKalb County surveyor, Michael Kline, is on the first floor of the courthouse, 925-2222. DeKalb County Treasurer Holly Albright collects and disburses funds, collects local and state general property taxes for all units in the county and is in charge of other tax collections. The office is on the second floor of the courthouse, 925-2712.

TOWNSHIP TRUSTEES Township trustees are elected officials providing poor relief funds for prescriptions, rent and utility bill assistance and other emergency needs. To receive financial assistance, a citizen may call a trustee to apply. Eligibility criteria varies with each township. Trustees are: Butler Township: Jerry Staller, 1712 C.R. 66, Auburn 46706, 580-1201. Concord: Charles S. Arnett, 4928 S.R. 1, Butler 46721, 337-5031. Fairfield: Kriss Stackhouse, P.,O. Box 458, Ashley 46705, 281-2225. Franklin: Sandra Harrison, 2010 C.R. 61, Butler 46721, 868-5457. Grant: Mary Dangler, 2919 C.R. 43, Waterloo 46793, 837-7719.


Josh Clifford shows his grand champion steer after 4-H judging at the DeKalb County Free Fall Fair in September 2013. Taylor Rowe, right, holds the grand champion banner. Jackson: Jeff Cook, 3637 C.R. 56, Auburn 46706 927-8770. Keyser: Clinton Lay, 914 South Randolph St., Garrett, 46738, 357-6743. Newville: Vance Hook, 8013 C.R. 72, Harlan, 657-5492. Richland: Edison Shippy, 3129 C.R. 1, Kendallville 46755, 281-2564. Smithfield: Francis M. Richter, 3240 C.R. 4, Ashley 46705, 587-9359.

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HUMAN SERVICES BUSINESS AND CONSUMER INFORMATION Downtown Auburn Business Association, Mike Littlejohn, contact, 925-3113 Better Business Bureau of Northeast Indiana, 4011 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne 46805, 423-4433 or 800-552-4631 Indiana Department of Workforce Development (Work One), 936 W. Fifteenth St., Auburn, 925-0124, fax 925-5118 Social Security Administration, 1240 S. Grandstaff, Auburn, (866) 829-2170

FAMILY AND SUPPORT SERVICES Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne 46807, 456-1600 Boy Scouts of America, 8315 W. Jefferson, Fort Wayne 46804, 432-9593 or 800-272-2922 Butler Early Education Learning Center, 408 E. Washington St., Butler, 868-2091 Butler Filling Station, Cindy Snyder, administrative director, Butler Youth Evangelical Association, 315 S. Federal St. , Butler, 46721, 868-5683 CANI, 209 N. Jackson St., Auburn, 927-0162 or 888-437-5009 Children First Center, (includes: Healthy Families, H.O.M.E. Program, Patricia Zakula, executive director, 1752 Wesley Road, P.O. Box 562, Auburn, 925-3865 or 800-824-2698 Community Foundation of DeKalb County, 650 W. North St., P.O. Box 111, Auburn, 925-0311 Creative Play School, County Line Church of God, 7716 N. County Line Road, Auburn, 627-2482 The Curiosity Shop, next-to-new shop operated by the hospital auxiliary, 304 E. Tenth St., Auburn, 925-1148 DeKalb Council On Pregnancy, Marcia Provines, 211 N. Jackson, Auburn, 925-3267 DeKalb County Cooperative Extension Service, DeKalb County Office Building, 215 E. Ninth St. Suite 300, Auburn, 925-2562 DeKalb County Department of Child Services, 934 W. Fifteenth St., Auburn, 925-2810


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HUMAN SERVICES Habitat for Humanity of Northeast Indiana, Eric Daniels executive director, Auburn, 925-2508 or 450-3690. Garrett Community Care Food Pantry, 108 W. Houston, Garrett, 357-3315 Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Head Start/ Early Head Start, Sharon Molargik, director, 504 S. Second St., Garrett, 357-3333 for Head Start, 837-4211 for Early Head Start RISE Inc., 1600 Wohlert St., Angola, 665-9408 Shelter Ministries Inc., Renee Florin, director, 315 E. Seventh St., Auburn, 925-9200 United Way of DeKalb County, Julie Hill-Lauer, executive director, 208 S. Jackson St., P.O. Box 307, Auburn, 927-0995 Fax: 927-0996 Women, Infants, and Children Auburn WIC Program, 265 N. Grandstaff Drive, Auburn, 925-1740 YMCA of DeKalb County, 310 N. Main St., Auburn, 925-9622; 533 North St., Auburn, 927-9622



DeKalb High School’s Baron Brigade marching band performs in the 2013 Class B state finals at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis.

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American Cancer Society, Northeast Indiana Office, 111 E. Ludwig Rd., Suite 105, Fort Wayne, Mindy Torres, 471-3911 or 800-509-7543 American Lung Association of Indiana, 115 W. Washington St., Ste. 1180S, Indianapolis, 317-8191181 American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana, 1212 E. California Road, Fort Wayne, 800-513-2599 DeKalb Association For the Developmentally Disabled, 901 E. Quincy St., P.O. Box 233, Garrett, 357-5595 DeKalb EMS, Randy Fox, director, DeKalb Health, 925-4600 DeKalb Health hospital, 1316 E. Seventh St., Auburn, 925-4600 Northeastern Center, 1800 Wesley Road, Auburn, 925-2453 St. Martin’s Healthcare Clinic, 1359 S. Randolph St., Garrett, 357-0077.

SENIOR ORGANIZATIONS DeKalb County Council On Aging, Meg Zenk, director, Heimach Senior Center, 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn, 925-3311 or 925-3314 Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Patti J. Sheppard, director, 107 W. Fifth St., Suite 108, Auburn, 925-0917 or 800-475-4917

VETERANS SERVICES DeKalb County Veterans Affairs Office, Brian Lamm, director, 220 E. Seventh St. Suite 120, Auburn, 925-0131 Disabled American Veterans, Baron DeKalb Chapter 43, 610 N. Peters St., Garrett, 357-1919



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ORGANIZATIONS AUBURN AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION, Midwest Affiliate; Susan Holmes, executive director,, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278, 800-2291503, 317-873-3640 APOLLO COMMANDERY, Larry Spade, P.O. Box 342, Auburn, 925-3233 AUBURN AREA KIWANIS CLUB, Lili Hand, president, AUBURN COMMUNITY BAND, Tom Laverghetta, president, 516 E. First St., Auburn, 925-1819,, AUBURN GARDEN CLUB, Fran Mefford, president, 925-4085 AUBURN CLASSIC NOON LIONS CLUB, Erik Weber, president,, erik@lawmwb. com AUBURN EVENING LIONS CLUB, David L. John, president, 925-2586. AUBURN ROTARY CLUB, Pete Kempf,, 925-3414, ext. 317. B.P.O. ELKS 1978, Charles Irwin, exalted ruler, 311 E. Ninth St., Auburn, 925-2110. DEKALB COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Lina Zerkle, president, 837-6691, lmzerkle@ DEKALB COUNTY EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB, DeKalb County Extension Office, 215 E. Ninth St., Suite 300, Auburn, 925-2562; Joan Hursh, president, 925-0617 DEKALB COUNTY HORSEMEN’S ASSOCI-


Karl Mavis, right, of St. Joe, leads the Garrett Model Railroad Club as president. Joshua Hoot, left, a senior at Carroll High School, is the youngest member in the club. ATION (Draft Horse Club), Myron Stackhouse, president, 908-2610, DEKALB COUNTY INDIANA GENEALOGY SOCIETY, Roselyn Wells, president, rozwells@, 925-0384 DEKALB COUNTY 4-H, Lynn Wahlstrom,

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ORGANIZATIONS MARCH OF DIMES FOUNDATION NORTHEAST DIVISION, Kristi Geiger, 303 Stable Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46825, 800-921-9255, 482-4201, fax 471-2556 NORTHEAST INDIANA BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL WOMEN, Barbara Knights-Hale, 624-2999, QUIET KNIGHT, Brian Lamm, 925-0131 SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION SQUAD 97, Commander Tom Emerick, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn, 925-3297 TRI KAPPA SORORITY, Katie Pfister, 925-2434, TRI KAPPA SORORITY ASSOCIATE CHAPTER, Karen Noll, president, 925-5393 VETERANS AFFAIRS OFFICER FOR DEKALB COUNTY, Brian Lamm, 925-0131 FORT WAYNE AREA YOUTH FOR CHRIST: Campus Life, Campus Life J.V. and Fast Start, Helen Dickman, office manager, Larry Lance, executive director, 1600 S. Grandstaff Drive, P.O. Box 424, Auburn, 925-1058, Fax: 925-1101 CHAD KLINE

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BUTLER AMERICAN LEGION POST 202, P.O. Box 61, 118 N. Broadway. Commander Ted Miller, 868-2260. SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 202, P.O. Box 61, 118 N. Broadway, 868-2260 AMERICAN LEGION POST 202 AUXILIARY, P.O. Box 61, 118 N. Broadway. President Ericka Kaufman, 868-2260. BUTLER EAGLES, 541 W. Main St., Paul Bowsher, president, 868-2583 BUTLER EAGLES AUXILARY, 541 W. Main St., Trudy Webb, president 868-2583 BUTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD, 340 S. Broadway. Larry Moore, president, 868-2351. BUTLER ROTARY CLUB, Roger Kitchen, 868-5817. FOREST LODGE NO. 238 FREE AND ACCEPTED MASONS, Butler. Worshipful Master Russell Wells; secretary David Lane, 908-4899. FRIENDS OF THE BUTLER PUBLIC LIBRARY, 340 S. Broadway. Sally Bercaw, president, 868-2351.

GARRETT AMERICAN LEGION, Art Evans, commander, 515 W. Fifth Ave., Garrett, 357-5133 AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY, Rosey Newman, president, 515 W. Fifth Ave., Garrett, 357-5133 SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION, Tom Bishop, commander, 515 W. Fifth Ave., Garrett, 357-5133 BAR NONE SADDLE CLUB, Stuart Harshman, president, 6230 C.R. 3, Garrett, IN 46738, 357-5287 DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS AND AUXILIARY, Baron DeKalb Chapter 43, Brian Lamm, 925-0131. FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES, Harry Yarian, secretary, 220 S. Randolph St., Garrett, 357-4295 FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES AUXILIARY, Linda Helbert, secretary, 220 S. Randolph St., Garrett, 357-4295 FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, Penny Smith, president, 357-5485. GARRETT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, John

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ORGANIZATIONS Mohre, 300 N. Randolph St., P.O. Box 225, Garrett, 357-5575 GARRETT LIBRARY BOARD, Bob Novy, president, 107 W. Houston St., Garrett, 357-5485. GARRETT MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION, David Mix, president-treasurer, 357-4755 GARRETT MODEL TRAIN CLUB, John Mohre, 300 N. Randolph St., P.O. Box 225, Garrett, 357-5575 GARRETT SCHOOLS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, Katrina Custer, president, 1514 Southview Drive, Garrett, 357-4812 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, Kirk Vachon, 121

N. Randolph St., Garrett, 357-6364. ROTARY CLUB, Susie Branscum, president, 357-4623 VFW POST 1892, Commander Sterling Robbins, 118 N. Cowen St., Garrett, 357-5038 VFW LADIES AUXILIARY POST 1892, Donna Walker, president, 118 N. Cowen St., Garrett, 357-5038


secretary James Dwyer, 238-4301. ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, Spencerville, Worthy Matron Arden Dwyer, 238-4301; worthy patron James Dwyer, 238-4301. SHRINE CIRCUS COORDINATOR, DeKalb County, James Dwyer, 238-4301.

WATERLOO WATERLOO LIONS CLUB, president, Deanna Robinson, 925-3985. WATERLOO EVENTS COMMITTEE, Sallie Pease,; Matt Lennon,

CHAMBERS DEKALB CHAMBER PARTNERSHIP Serves Ashley, Auburn, Butler, Hudson, St. Joe, Spencerville; Shannon Carpenter, executive director; Terry Rayle, administrative assistant; Matt Franks, president; 208 S. Jackson St., P.O. Box 168, Auburn, 925-2100, fax 925-2199; e-mail:; website



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GARRETT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Amy Demske, executive director; Todd Miller, president; Margaret Farrington, administrative secretary; 111 W. Keyser St., Garrett, IN 46738, 357-4600 voice and fax; e-mail: garrettcoc@gmail. com

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AGRICULTURE FARM SERVICE AGENCY Jeff Beerbower, county executive director, 925-3710, 942 W. 15th St., Auburn.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE Derek Thompson, district conservationist, 942 W. 15th St., Auburn, 925-5620, Ext. 3

DEKALB COUNTY SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT Allen Haynes, natural resources coordinator; Julie Knudson, district coordinator; Bill Ward, conservation technician; Kyle Holden, CEAP technician; Angie Baker, office assistant. 942 W. 15th St., Auburn, 925-5620 Ext. 3

DEKALB COUNTY EXTENSION SERVICE Elysia Rodgers, County Extension director and agriculture and natural resource educator, eberry@; Travis Sondgerath, health and human science educator,; Lynne Wahlstrom, 4-H youth development educator; Linda Huinker, Family Nutrition Program assistant,; County Office Building, 215 E. 9th St., Suite 300, Auburn; phone 925-2562, fax 925-3130.


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CHURCHES ASHLEY ASHLEY CHURCH OF GOD 101 N. Gonser St. Ashley; Pastor Bob Neace, 260-5879565; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Prayer Service 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 6 p.m.; Tuesday Farm Wagon 10 a.m.; or visit our website at ASHLEY UNITED METHODIST Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; Pastor Don Wadkins. BARKER’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST 3439 C.R. 4, Ashley; Pastor Rick Pettys (260) 417-0248. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m. INDEPENDENT FULL GOSPEL 1302 Gonser St., Ashley; Mark Marquart, Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wed. Service, 6 p.m. LOVE DIVINE BAPTIST CHURCH Corner Of S.R. 4 & C.R. 23. Pastor Phil Lucas, 854-4465. Sunday School 9:45 a.m.; Worship 11 a.m.; Thurs. Prayer Service 6:30 p.m. PLEASANT CHAPEL CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 1993 C.R. 8, Ashley, Phone 587-3856; Parsonage: 2028 C.R. 8, Ashley; Valarie Kline, Pastor; 587-3122; Email: Sunday Worship, 9:15 a.m.; Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.

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CHURCHES ST. JOHN’S UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 0027 C.R. 23, Ashley, Near S.R. 4. Kim Nusbaum, Pastor, 541-0910;; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10 a.m.; Saturday, “Worship While You Work” Service, 5:30 p.m.



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AUBURN ALLIANCE CHURCH 805 Old Brick Road; Phone 925-1320; Pastor Shaun DuFault; Sunday: 9 a.m. Bible Study Groups; 10 a.m. Morning Worship; 6 p.m. Evening Worship. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m. Prayer Groups; 7 p.m. Family Worship. AUBURN BAPTIST (Southern Baptist) 500 W. Ensley Ave.; Phone 337-1002; Rev. Bill Weaver, Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Prayer & Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.; CEF Kids Club 6:15-7:30 p.m. AUBURN CHURCH OF CHRIST 208 W. Eighteenth St.; Office, 1103 S. Jackson St., 925-3363; Joseph Heins, Minister, 260-443-4480; Travis Fox, Assoc. Minister, 927-7082. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Adult Bible Study, Sunday At 6 p.m. & Thursday At 10:30 a.m.; Teen Meeting Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. AUBURN PRESBYTERIAN (USA) 111 West Twelfth St. Pastor, The Rev. Lyle Ewing. Church Office, 925-2987. Handicapped Accessible. Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.; Friends’ Table, Monday, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Morning Prayer, 7 a.m.; Wednesday Evening Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.; Holy Communion, First Sunday Of The Month; Website: AUBURN UNITED PENTECOSTAL Seventeenth & Jackson St., Rev. Edward R. Hughes, Pastor. Sunday services, 2 p.m.; Tuesday Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.; Phone 760-2593. BURNING BUSH MINISTRIES 1800 E. Seventh St., Auburn (Heimach Center, East Entrance), 657-5932. Paul Butler, Pastor; Sunday: Prayer 10:30 a.m., Worship 11 a.m. CHURCH OF CHRIST IN AUBURN 401 S. Jackson St., Tenth & Jackson Streets, A Cappella Music & Communion Every Sunday. Toby Miller, Minister. 925-0385. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Fellowship Meals, Noon 1st Sunday Of Month. CHURCH OF THE CORNERSTONE 1800 E. Seventh St. (Heimach Senior Center); 925-4360; Rev. Henry Dean Woolard. Sunday Worship & Sermon, 9 a.m. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 2301 N. Main St., 925-3480. The Rev. Dan White, Senior Pastor; Doug Thomas, Associate Pastor; Justin Couch, Children’s Pastor. Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Breakfast Together (Doughnuts, Coffee, Juice); 9 a.m. Sunday School For All Ages; 10 a.m. Worship/Children’s Church. Tuesday: 6 p.m. Cup Of Cold Water Meal; 6:30 p.m. Elevate For Kids Ministry (Transportation Available). Wednesday: 6:30 p.m. Cup Of Cold Water Meal; 7 p.m. Fahrenheit 412, Teen Ministery (Transportation Available). Thursday: 11 a.m. Intercessory Prayer Time. DAYSPRING COMMUNITY CHURCH (A Missionary Church Congregation) 2305 N. Indiana Ave. Office: 925-4599; Website

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CHURCHES Pastoral Staff: Bill Lyne, Jason Slone, Shawn LaRue, David Foster, Jeanette Beland. Saturday: Worship Gathering, 5 p.m.; Sunday: Worship Gatherings, 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.; Middle School Worship 11 a.m.; High School Worship 6:22 p.m.; Dayspring Kids During All Worship Gatherings. Youth & Adult Small Groups Meet During The Week. FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (Disciples Of Christ) 910 N. Indiana Ave.; 925-2798. Rev. Betty Sivis, Pastor; Sunday Church School (All Ages) 10:45 a.m.; Worship Service, 9:30 a.m. Recreation Activities Announced. FIRST UNITED METHODIST 1203 E. Seventh St., 925-0885. The Rev. Ted Jansen, Senior Pastor; Rev. Allison Yankey, Associate Pastor. Sunday Traditional Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday Grow Hour, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Contemporary Service, 11 a.m. Nursery Care All Sunday Morning. Handicap-Accessible. Communion 1st Sunday Of The Month. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Adult Choirs, Youth Groups, Adult Bible Studies, Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Groups Available. Email: HERITAGE COMMUNITY CHURCH Steven Ardhuerumly, Pastor, Phone 925-0475; 2 1/2 Miles South Of Auburn On C.R. 427. Sunday: Bible Peer Groups, 9 a.m.; Community Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choir Practice, 5 p.m.; Wednesday: Prayer Chapel, 6 p.m.; Generation (Grades 7-12), 6:30 p.m.; Bible Alive (4-Years-Old - 6th Grade), 7 p.m.; Frontline (Adult), 7 p.m. Transportation Available For Generation & Bible Alive. Website: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

CATHOLIC CHURCH 500 E. Seventh St. Rectory, 925-3930; Religious Education Office, 925-1621; Father Derrick Sneyd, Pastor. Masses: Saturday, 5 p.m. Sunday, 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Daily Masses: Monday, 6:30 p.m.; TuesdayThursday, 8 a.m.; Friday, 12:05 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. Holy Days, Vigil At 5:30 p.m., 12:05 p.m. & 7 p.m.; Reconciliation (Confessions): Saturday, 4-5 p.m., Daily A Half-Hour Before Masses & Anytime By Request. INDIAN VILLAGE CHURCH OF GOD Corner Of Erie Pass & Superior Drive, One Block North of DeKalb Health; 925-1795. Raymond Warner, Pastor. Sunday Morning Prayer Time, 8:45 a.m., Sunday School 9 a.m., Sunday Worship, 10 a.m., Food Bank Tuesday 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Ladies Sharing Bible Study, Wednesday, 10 a.m.; Midweek Prayer Service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.; Andrew Ministry, Thursday, 1:15 p.m. JEHOVAHâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S WITNESSES KINGDOM HALL 1020 Ensley Ave.; Public Meeting, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Watchtower Study, Sunday, 10:35 a.m.; Congregation Bible Study, Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Theocratic Ministry School, Thursday, 8:05 p.m.; Service Meeting, Thursday, 8:40 p.m. KNOWING JESUS FELLOWSHIP 310 N. Main St. (YMCA); Sunday Worship 10 a.m.; Thursday Home Group 7 p.m.; Robert Sturges 260-471-0660. LIFE REDEEMED APOSTOLIC CHURCH 115 S. Indiana Ave.; Pastor Randall L. Rinehart; Phone 260-302-6674; Sunday School 10 a.m.; Sunday Worship 6 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m.

LIVING WATERS OUTREACH 117 W. Thirteenth St. Sunday Praise & Worship, 10:30 a.m. ST. ANDREW EVANGELICAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (Reformed Tradition) 316 W. Fourth St., 925-8464; Pastor, The Rev. Glen Francis; Sunday Worship, 9 a.m. Followed By Fellowship & Sunday School For All Ages. Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bible Study, Tuesday, 6:30 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study & Youth Activities, 6:30 p.m. Sept.-May. Activities & Pastorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Message Online At ST. JAMES ORTHODOX MISSION Liturgy & Study Group, Sundown Saturday; For Information Write: P.O. Box 212, Auburn, IN 46706. ST. MARKâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S LUTHERAN North American Lutheran Church (NALC) Ninth & Van Buren. Phone 925-3882. Marcus J. Carlson, Pastor; Laura Deckard, Director Of Music & Worship Arts; Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m., Sunday School During Worship Service; Holy Communion Every Sunday; Confirmation; Sunday Service Broadcast On Local Cable Channel 20 At 11 a.m. Each Sunday. Handicapped Accessible With Elevator. SOULâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HARBOR ASSEMBLY OF GOD 3810 C.R. 40-A. Phone 925-1958. Pastor David Snodderly. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship & Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 10:30 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Tuesday: Youth, 6-8 p.m. Wed. Activities, All 6:30 p.m. Nursery For All Services. TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH (LCMS) 1801 N. Main St., 925-2440, Rev. Jonathan Nack,

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ASSEMBLY OF HOPE S.R. 8 & C.R. 45, East Of Auburn. Phone 357-5981. Sunday Bible Study, 10:30 a.m. CEDAR LAKE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 2939 C.R. 15 At C.R. 28, One Mile South & 1 1/2 Miles East Of Corunna. Duane Grady, Pastor. 281-2021. Sunday: Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m. COUNTY LINE CHURCH OF GOD 7716 North County Line Road; 627-2482; Pastoral Staff: Stuart Kruse, Dane Kruse, Kevin McIntire, Nathan Tatman, Mary Ellen Rayle, Steve Schlatter, Nick Holliday; Sunday Worship, 9:30 & 11 a.m.; Wednesday Groups, 6:30 p.m.; Creative Play School, Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-noon.; HOPEWELL UNITED BRETHREN 6852 C.R. 35; John Erwin, Pastor. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Youth Group, 6:30 p.m. LAKEWOOD PARK BAPTIST (GARBC) 5555 C.R. 29, Auburn. Phone 925-2006. Clare Jewell, Senior Pastor; Worship Service 10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Sundays; Adult Bible Study 9 a.m.-10:10 a.m. and Children’s Ministries 9 a.m.-Noon Sundays. Christian School, 925-1393.

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John Reinoehl waves while pulling a wagon carrying members of the Ashley High School Class of 1963 in the DeKalb County Free Fall Fair Grand Parade through Auburn in September 2013. Celebrating the 50th anniver-

sary of their high school graduation, the classmates waved red and black pompons as they traveled the parade route.

CHURCHES MAPLE GROVE UNITED METHODIST C.R. 28 & 19. Jim Kemerly, Pastor; Sunday Morning Worship, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. MEESE CHAPEL METHODIST 2906 C.R. 60, Auburn; Gary Ford, Pastor, 760-4985; Sunday Worship 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. NORRIS CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST C.R. 40-A & 47; Church Phone, 925-1096; Rev. Susan Smith Bryden; Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m.;

BUTLER BUTLER CHURCH OF CHRIST 173 W. Oak St. Dennis Bingham, Youth Minister; Dawn Steere, Noah’s Ark Preschool Director. Services: Sunday School 8:30 a.m.; Worship 9:45 a.m.; Pre-teen, Jr. High, & Sr. High Youth Groups, Sundays, 6-7:30 p.m. Phone: 868-2687, Fax 868-2582; Website: CHRIST’S CHURCH (CHRISTIAN CHURCH) 127 W. Main St., Butler; Phone 868-6924. Dale Rabineau, Minister; Lisa Rabineau, Director Of Education; Jenn Skrocki, Youth Director. Sunday Bible Classes 8:45 a.m., Worship 10 a.m. CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 500 N. Beech St.; Paul Patton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wed. Prayer Meeting At 6 p.m. FAITH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES 7301 C.R. 28, Butler, 8/10 Mile East Of Butler, Just




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CHURCHES Off U.S. 6; Non-Denominational; Phone 260-920-0743; Pastor Frances Mock; Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday & Wednesday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. FREE BIBLE TABERNACLE James & Washington Streets. Pastor Joe Albertson; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday, Youth 4:30 p.m., Evening Worship 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Evangelistic Service, 6:30 p.m. LAMB OF GOD MENNONITE 132 W. Oak St., Butler; Pastor Denny Eicher. Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday Evening, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Evening Service, 7:30 p.m. SEABREEZE MINISTRIES 404 S. Federal St. Pastor Lathan Snyder. Family Worship Services: Sunday At 10 a.m.; Tidal Wave Youth Group: Wednesday At 5 p.m.; Adult Bible Study: Wednesday At 6 p.m.; Phone: 260-927-5683. ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN (ELCA) 217 W. Main. Sunday School During School Year, 9:30 a.m. Worship, 10:30 a.m. All Year. UNITED METHODIST 501 W. Green St. Rev. Kevin Marsh, Pastor; Worship Service 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School 10:45 a.m. SUE CARPENTER

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RURAL BUTLER BIG RUN CHURCH Richard Woolever, Minister; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:15 a.m. CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY OF GOD 7521 U.S. 6, P.O. Box 153, Butler. Pastor James Garner; Phone 927-5614; Sunday prayer, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 6 p.m. JERUSALEM COMMUNITY CHURCH 6795 C.R. 12. Rev. Stanley P. Hammond. Services: Sunday 2 p.m. Phone: 495-9006. MT. PLEASANT UNITED METHODIST C.R. 40 & 59; Christine Fodrea, Pastor; Worship 10:05 a.m.; Sunday School 9 a.m. NEWVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST 5107 C.R. 75A, Butler; Phone: 337-5384; Darrin Langford, Minister; Bible School, 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Youth Groups, 6 p.m.; Evening Worship 7 p.m.

CORUNNA CHURCH OF CHRIST Michigan & Walnut Streets. Todd Steere, Minister; Sunday Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m. FIRST FREEDOM BAPTIST CHURCH 3263 S.R. 327. Ron Bell, Pastor; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; Wednesday Worship, 6 p.m. UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST Church, 281-2992; Paul Burrus, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Christian Education Leader, Stephanie Taylor; Youth Group, 5-7 p.m. Sunday evenings. ZION LUTHERAN (Missouri Synod) 0389 C.R. 12, Corunna; 3 Miles North Of U.S. 6 On S.R. 327, West 1/2 Mile On C.R. 12. Office, 281-2286; Pastor Al Wingfield, Vicar Stephen Koziol. Sunday School (Nursery) 9 a.m.; Worship (Nursery), 10 a.m. Holy Communion, 1st & 3rd Sundays. All Confirmation Classes, 9 a.m. Wednesday: Soup & Sandwich Supper, 6 p.m.; Worship & Holy Communion, 7 p.m.


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CHURCHES GARRETT ALTARSTAR UNITED METHODIST 1403 C.R. 68; Pastor Jill Wright, 755-6243; Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.; Adult Bible Study, Tuesday, 1 p.m.; Church Phone 413-0126. APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE 109 S. Randolph St.; Pastor Thomas Mann, 517-6171614 ; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; Thursday Service, 7 p.m. CEDAR CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN 5952 C.R. 7, Garrett; P.O. Box 295 Garrett, IN 46738; Brad Hardesty, Pastor. 357-3773. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m. CHRISTIAN UNION BRETHREN IN CHRIST P.O. Box 38, 4395 C.R. 7, Garrett. Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30 a.m.; The Rev. Joe Laher, Pastor. Pastor’s Phone Number Is 927-8847. Church Phone Number Is 357-4850. CHURCH AT GARRETT 1370 S. Randolph St., Garrett. Worship Service Sunday 10 a.m., Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Phone 357-1829. DEKALB COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST 700 S. Randolph St. Minister Ed McDowd; Church, 357-0738. Sun.: Bible Study For All Ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wed. Bible Study, 7 p.m. FIRST BAPTIST 1357 S. Randolph St.; Phone 357-4755; Pastoral Staff: Pastor David Mix, Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship & Children’s Church, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Worship 6

p.m.; Wednesday: Bible Study & Children’s Choir, 6 p.m.; Adult Choir, 7 p.m. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST 213 E. King St.; Phone 357-3625; Brother Bud Owen, Senior Minister Sunday: Worship, 8:30 & 10:45 a.m. With Nursery, Toddler Church & Kid City Offered During Both Services; Bible School 9:45 a.m.; Children’s Youth Group, Jr. & Sr. High School Youth Groups & Adult Worship 5:30 p.m.; Adult Bible Study 6 p.m. Wednesdays: Mid-Week Boost. FREEDOM TO WORSHIP CHURCH OF GOD Baseline Road, Altona. Rev. Joe Freeman, Pastor. Services 2 p.m. Sunday, 6 p.m. Wednesday. HOLIDAY LAKES New Fellowship At Holiday Lakes; Worship Services, Sunday 10 a.m. & Thursday, 6:30 p.m.; Robert & Jeannette Sturges. Call 471-0660. LIVING WATERS COMMUNITY BAPTIST 711 S. Randolph St.; Dean Morris, Pastor; Services, Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Wed. Service, 6:30 p.m. NEW LIFE HOUSE OF WORSHIP 130 N. Randolph St., Garrett; Pastor J.C. Banks Jr., 357-4550; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m., Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; Tuesday 6 p.m.; Thurs. Bible Study 6 p.m. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) 201 S. Franklin St. (at the corner of Franklin & Keyser); Pastor: Rev. William Haworth; Church: 357-3534; Sunday: Sunday School for all ages, 9 a.m.; Coffee Fellowship, 10 a.m.; Worship & Children’s Church

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Downstairs During Worship, 10:15 a.m. ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC 300 W. Houston St.; Phone 357-3122; Father Andrew Nazareth, Pastor; Masses: Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Monday, 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m.; Holy Day, 9 a.m. Vigil, 6:30 p.m. THE CROSSING, A CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 105 W. 6th Ave.; Church, 357-5769; Pastor Kyle and Katie Lowry, Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Welcome, 10:20 a.m., Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday Youth Group/Community Dinner 5:30 p.m., Youth Group 6 p.m.; UNITED METHODIST 110 W. Houston St.; 357-3315. Rev. Dr. Scott Shoaff, Pastor. Sunday Worship Service, 9:25 a.m. Sunday School, 10:45 a.m. WORLD HARVEST FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER 133 S. Randolph St., Garrett; 357-4500. ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN 1349 S. Randolph St.; Rev. Andrew Yeager; Office 357-4545; Sunday Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School & Bible Classes, 10 a.m.; Holy Communion, Every Sunday; Wednesday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.

HAMILTON ALVARADO UNITED METHODIST C.R. 800 E, Northeast Of Hamilton. Pastor Lucretia Snyder, 463-1936. Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m. CROSSROADS OF ZION Corner of C.R. 4A & 79. Rev. Gene Thimlar, Pastor, 260-570-8597. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship

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Kassie Mettert, center, plays a piano on 9th Street in Auburn during last summer’s Pianos on the Square exhibit. Joining her, from left, are Ella Coble, Ava Coble and Brody Kawolski. The exhibit, which encouraged people to play decorated pianos placed outdoors, was one of the many projects of the Auburn Arts Commission.


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CHURCHES Service, 10:30 a.m.; Email: HAMILTON CHURCH OF CHRIST 4040 Church St. 488-2719. Jeff Alexander, Minister. Sunday Prayer & Mediation, 9:15 a.m., Room 5; Bible School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study 7:30 p.m. HAMILTON UNITED METHODIST 7780 S. Wayne St. 488-2803. Pastor Jack Smith; Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10:15 a.m. HAMILTON WESLEYAN CHURCH Terry Lake Road. Pastor David Leitzel, 488-2746. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sun. Worship, 10 a.m.; Wed. Clubhouse, 6:30-8 p.m. LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH 3130 E. Bellefontaine Rd. Pastor Jess Jessup, Office, 488-2080. Sunday: fellowship, 10 a.m.; Worship, 10:30.

HELMER HELMER INDEPENDENT BAPTIST C.R. 700 S, Helmer, North Of The Tracks To The First Street, Then Left. Pastor Rick Davis. Worship, 10 a.m. HELMER UNITED METHODIST State Road 327; Pastor Donna Holcomb. Sunday School, 9 a.m., Sunday Church, 9:45 a.m., Thursday Bible Study, 7 p.m.

HUDSON UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST Rev. Craig Burkholder, Pastor; Phone 587-3208. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10 a.m.; Youth Group, 6 p.m., Prayer Time, 6 p.m.

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UNITED METHODIST Don Wadkins, Pastor; Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.

ST. JOE CHURCH @ JOE’S (St. Joe Church of Christ) 507 Jefferson St., St. Joe, Michael D. Booher, Pastor; Office 337-0442 Or Cell 336-2727. Web: Church@ Email: Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Youth Groups Sunday Eve, 6:30 p.m.; Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study, 7 p.m.; Nursery Is Available. COBURN CORNERS CHURCH OF CHRIST S.R. 101 & C.R. 64, St. Joe; Thomas Cupka, Minister; Phone 238-4567; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 6 p.m. During School Year; Handicapped Accessible; Assisted Listening Available; Nursery Available; Preschool During School Year; Preschool Phone: 238-4679; Church website:; email: COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 215 Widney, St. Joe; 337-5470. Fellowship 9:30 a.m.; Praise & Worship 9:45 a.m. ST. MARK LUTHERAN 302 Washington St.; Phone 337-0172; Pastor Floyd Shoup; Worship, 10:16 a.m. Followed By Fellowship & Refreshments; Wednesday Dinner, 6:15 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m.; Holy Communion, Every Service.

ST. PETER LUTHERAN State Road 1 & C.R. 68. Phone 337-5028. Church 9 a.m.; Church School, 9:15 a.m.; Coffee Time, 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve Service, 10 p.m.; Holy Communion First Sunday & Festivals. UNITED METHODIST 5681 Church St., Sunday School 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Morning Worship 9 a.m.-10 a.m., Youth Group Kids Club Every Tuesday 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Pastor Ken Herb, 471-1041. ST. TIMOTHY’S ANGLICAN EPISCOPAL 17434 Markle Road, Pastor Daniel Webb, 238-4024, Services 10 a.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Wednesday.

WATERLOO AGAPE ASSEMBLY OF GOD 960 Lincoln St.; Pastor Tom Neddersen, Phone (260) 414-5009; Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Youth Group; Thursday 6:30 p.m., Praise & Prayer. CEDAR LAKE CHURCH OF CHRIST 1492 C.R. 27. Jonathan Pennington, Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship & Communion, 10:30 a.m. FREEWILL BAPTIST 2833 C.R. 27; Ron Stambaugh, Minister, 837-7360; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. (1st Sunday). Bible Study Wednesday, 6 p.m.

HOUSE OF YAHVAH C.R. 400 S & 200 E. Kendallville, Sabbath Saturday, New Testament, 10:30 a.m. Call 837-2287. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER 900 S. Wayne St. Pastoral Staff: Ralph O. Diehl, Sean Hartzell, Randy Stine. Services: Saturday 6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. (ASL Interpreted At 10:30 a.m.); Wednesday Kids Club, T.V. (Youth) & Adult Next Level Connection Groups, 7 p.m.; Phone 837-3631; Website: NEW LIFE HOUSE OF WORSHIP 300 W. Douglas St., 925-4181; Pastor JC Banks Sr.; Saturday Service 6 p.m.; Sunday Service 10 a.m. NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH 365 Lockhart St.; Pastor Merle Holden, 574-2154288; Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.; Communion Every Sunday; Junior Church During Worship. ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC CHURCH 1098 C.R. 39; Rev. David Carkenord, Pastor. Saturday Mass 6 p.m.; Sunday Mass, 8 & 10:30 a.m.; Confessions, Saturday, 4 p.m. Or By Appointment. UNITED METHODIST 300 W. Maple; Phone 837-6441. Pastor Mike Halferty. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10 a.m. Communion, 1st Sun. Wednesday Bible Studies, 9 a.m.; Choir, 7 p.m.; A.A., Sunday At 7 p.m.; Nursery;


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“Punkin“ Gives Us 2 Paws Up for Our Relaxing Atmosphere!

Certified Pet Massage Therapy

“Radar & Trixie“

IBSA Member

Gives Us A 5 Paw Rating for Our Undivided Attention!

43 N. 200 W., Angola g

“Wrigley “


(Look for the Blue Roof)

Loves His “Rock Star” Treatment!

Pet Resort


Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sat. 8:30 am - 12 pm; Sun. 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

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Co-sponsored with Kendallville Rotary Club, City of Kendallville and Cole Center Family YMCA


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Only 30 minutes north of Fort Wayne!

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Try the Tri as a team!


The generous time allowed and fun atmosphere make this race a great fitness goal for beginners!

RUN A great fitness goal!

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High-quality, low-cost healthcare.

Our commitment to you. In May of 2013, the most recent price and quality comparison reports were released by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services), and DeKalb Health demonstrated outstanding results when compared with 87 Indiana hospitals. Not only did we rank among the lowest in costs for key services, we received excellent scores for quality and patient satisfaction. At DeKalb Health, we are committed to helping you understand your healthcare options, and we continue to strive to be your choice for high quality, affordable care. Learn more about DeKalb Health’s CMS rankings at

INPATIENT SERVICES — In billings of the top 100 Diagnosis-Related Groups (DRG), DeKalb Health’s Average Charge Per Case was the 85th lowest cost out of 87 hospitals.

OUTPATIENT SERVICES — On 30 selected Ambulatory Payment Classification Groups, DeKalb Health’s Adjusted Average Charge Per Case ranked as 62nd lowest cost in the state out of 87 hospitals. QUALITY DATA — DeKalb Health was named #1 in Indiana and #14 out of 4000 acute care hospitals nationwide in quality care by Total Benchmark Solutions, LLC. For price and quality comparisons visit or


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Lead & Zinc Catalytic Convertors Autos Motors

Appliances Scrap Steel Cast Iron Farm Machinery


N County Road 31 W


Commerce Dr


Industrial Pky



E County Road 26

295 S. Commerce Drive, Waterloo (N County Road 31 W)

Fast, Friendly Service! 260-232-3000

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8 AM-5 PM Sat. 8 AM-12 PM

1-855-2 METALX Also Serving Industrial and Commercial Generators Page 32

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DeKalb County Community Guide 2014  
DeKalb County Community Guide 2014  

A guide to the communities, organizations and services of DeKalb County, Indiana.