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Area Independence Day celebrations BY KATE STOLTZFUS

Noble County Monday, July 1, and Thursday, July 4: Patriot’s Day will be held July 1 at Chain O’Lakes State Park in Albion. Activities begin with shirt tie-dying at 2 p.m. at Beach House Nature Center. A floating campfire will be held at 9 p.m. at Sand Lake and boats are available from Sand Lake Boat Rental. An Independence Day celebration will be held July 4 at the park, with a sand castle contest from 9-11 a.m. at Sand Lake Beach and a bicycle parade at 4 p.m. beginning at the Campground General Store. In addition, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 6 and 7, a plastic toy soldier will be hidden near Stanley Schoolhouse, with a prize for anyone who finds and takes a picture of it. For more information, contact the park office at 636-2654. Friday, July 5: The third annual Albion-opoly will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Noble County Courthouse square in Albion. Fireworks display will take

place at dusk at the Central Noble School complex. Saturday, July 6: Rome City will have fireworks over Sylvan Lake at dusk.

LaGrange County Thursday, July 4: Topeka 4th of July Celebration will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at East Park. Schedule includes: Road Race & Fun Walk at 8 a.m. at East Park Pavilion, 3-on-3 Basketball Tourney & 3 Point Shootout at 8 a.m. at Marion Mennonite Church, Miniature Pony Pull at 9 a.m. in Sale Barn Arena, kid’s games in East Park Playground and Garden Tractor Pull on South Babcock Street at 10 a.m., Lion’s Club Annual Pork Burger Cookout and Big Wheel races at 11 a.m. near East Park Playground, Children’s Puppet Show at noon and 2:30 p.m. in East Park Pavilion, horse pull at 1 p.m. in Sale Barn Area, pie-eating contest at 3:30 p.m., parade at 5:30 p.m., buggy races at 6:15 p.m. on Main Street and LaGrange County Community Band at 6:30 p.m. Spike and the Bulldogs concert See CELEBRATIONS page 3


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begins at 8 p.m., ending with fireworks at 10 p.m. Saturday July 6: LaGrange County 4-H Fair will have fireworks at dusk at the fairgrounds, E. C.R. 075N.

DeKalb County Wednesday, July 3, through Thursday, July 4: Garrett Heritage Days will begin at 6 p.m. July 3 with a parade through downtown and entertainment by Spike and the Bulldogs at 8 p.m. Festivities will continue all day July 4, with events such as a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., 5K run at 9 a.m., a chalk walk at 10 a.m., a talent show at 1 p.m. and a pageant at 5 p.m., ending with fireworks at 10 p.m. Many events will be at East Side Park. For more information, visit Friday, July 5: Annual fireworks display will be at the Auburn Auction Park on C.R. 11-A. Gates open at 4 p.m., with live bands playing until 10 p.m. A vendors midway and several contests are planned. The American Legion post will present the colors at 9:45 p.m., followed by the national anthem by the DeKalb High School Show Choir. The fireworks

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Steuben County Thursday, July 4: Angola 4th of July Parade will be begin at 11 a.m. in the Trine University parking lot and progress downtown. All-day entertainment will follow at Commons Park, with fireworks at dusk. Friday, July 5 through Sunday, July 7: Hamilton 4th of July Celebration will begin with a fish fry at 5 p.m. July 5 at the Fish & Game Club, with other events such as street dancing featuring George Damron and Buffalo Ridge downtown at 8 p.m. and a flotilla boat parade after dark at the Millpond. Events continue all day July 6, with a 5K Run & Walk at 7:30 a.m., a Church of Christ annual pie sale at 9 a.m., and a pet parade and bike and trike parade at 10 a.m., all at the fire department, “We the People, Stand United” parade at noon, and a fireworks show at dusk at Hog Hill. A community church service at 8 a.m. at Fish Creek Trail and Summer Music Bash at 2 p.m. at Hog Hill, both July 7, will finish up the celebration. For a complete listing of events, visit



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American flag sellers estimate growth, offer care tips BY KATE STOLTZFUS

KENDALLVILLE—As the country gets ready to celebrate its birthday, houses everywhere string up their American flags in preparation. In the beginning of July, flag sales go up and the care of each flag is more important. According to Kevin Carothers, marketing manager for American Legion Emblem Sales in Indianapolis, the Legion’s flag sales are up slightly for 2013. The busiest time of year for sales is in March, April and May, around Memorial Day. “Memorial Day is like Christmas for us,” Carothers said. “June is also strong as people prepare for July 4.” The Flag Manufacturers Association of America reports on its website that in 2012, the annual dollar value for shipments of flags, banners and emblems by national manufacturers was an estimated $302.7 million. In northern Indiana, domestic flags sales are up as well. Dave Aker, vice president and general manager of Flags International in Osceola, who stood on the board for the National Independent Flag Dealers Association, said flag sales have improved in the last

two years. He attributes the increase to the economy’s comeback, as well as the recent election. For those who boast active flag poles, there are tips for the best ways to care for the American flag. “The flag code states that flags should not be flown in inclement weather,” Aker said. “We are especially used to weather like that in northern Indiana, so if you know bad weather is coming, you should take your flag down.” To keep flags clean, those made of nylon can be washed in a machine, or if necessary, some dry cleaners will take flags. Flags must be air-dried flat. If a flag is damaged beyond repair, one shouldn’t just throw it away. “American Legions and Veterans of Foreign Wars posts will take flags,” Aker said. “They will have a flag burning, which is the proper way to retire a flag.” But while flags retire, many more still fly. “Anytime there are things that happen tragically —the bombings in Boston, the tornadoes in Oklahoma — citizens want to create unification by displaying the flag,” Aker said. “When people feel passionate, they want to display that.”

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KENDALLVILLE — Five residents at Kendallville Manor recently reflected on what freedom means to them and how they celebrate the 4th of July. Butch Kelley, 49, of Rome City: “Freedom gives me the right to say what I want to say, the right to do what I want to do, and bear firearms if I need to. I like having the freedom to choose who I want to have in government. I wish I were healthy enough to join the service and help this country. I believe in our constitution and if we’re there for our country, the country is there for us, too.” Agnes Blasius, 85, of Kendallville: “I just get to do anything I want; it’s pretty great. I was born in Gas City but I’ve lived everywhere — LaGrange, Noble, here in Kendallville. We used to go to the lake near LaGrange and see all the beautiful fireworks. I appreciate the freedoms we have. There are lots of things we can do here that we couldn’t do in other countries.” Steven Rider, 66, of Kendallville: “Freedom always starts with remembering the people who died for our country. I lived in Kendallville all my life except when I served in Vietnam. I appreciate all the choices we have.” Bessie Terry, 75, of Hazzard, Ky.: “Freedom means you help the country and do what you please.” Harold Pankop, 96, of Kendallville: “Freedom is something that everybody should have. My mom and dad were immigrants from Germany and my mom became a naturalized citizen. America was

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World War II veteran looks back BY KATE STOLTZFUS

LAGRANGE — John Pipher is quick to say he is just an ordinary person, with an ordinary life. But Pipher, 90, who has lived LaGrange since the 1950s, still has some stories to tell. He is known in the LaGrange community as a chiropractor, a practice from which he retired 10 years ago, and as a still-active member of the American Legion Post #215. His war days date back to WWII, when the war office chose his number after graduation from what was then Elkhart High School. “I wasn’t excited to go,” Pipher said. “Nobody wanted to go. They were shooting at you. I didn’t know what was going to happen and I was more excited to go home.” Pipher was drafted in 1942 at age 20. His journey to Europe took six days by boat, and after landing in Liverpool, he joined the 95th infantry. Throughout the three years he served, Pipher went to France, Germany, Belgium and Luxembourg. He wrote letters to the woman who would be his future wife, Joann, whom he knew from school, and enjoyed trying to learn the local languages, though his See VETERAN page 9


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It’s also worth noting that: • John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress, was the first signer. This merchant by trade did so in an entirely blank space making it the largest and most famous signature – hence the term John Hancock, which is still used today as a synonym for signature. There are 7,354,043 businesses with paid employees in the U.S., according to the 2011 County Business Patterns. • Benjamin Franklin (age 70), who represented Pennsylvania, was the oldest of the signers. Franklin County, Pa., had an estimated population of 151,275 as of July 1, 2012. Edward Rutledge (age 26), of South Carolina, was the youngest. • Two future presidents signed, John Adams (second president) and Thomas Jefferson (third president). Both died on the 50th anniversary of signing the Declaration (July 4, 1826). There are 12 counties nationwide named Adams and 26 named Jefferson. • Robert Livingston, who represented New York, was on the Committee of Five

that drafted the Declaration of Independence but was recalled by his state before he could sign it. Livingston County, N.Y., was home to an estimated 64,810 people as of July 1, 2012. • Representing Georgia in 1776 were Button Gwinnett, Lyman Hall and George Walton. Gwinnett County, Ga. (842,046), Hall County, Ga. (185,416) and Walton County, Ga. (84,575) were named for these signers. • Charles Carroll, who represented Maryland, was the last surviving member of the signers of the Declaration. He died in 1832 at the age of 95. Carroll County, Md., named for him, had an estimated population of 167,217 as of July 1, 2012. • Roger Sherman, who worked as a land surveyor and lawyer, represented Connecticut. Today, there are an estimated 30,445 surveyors, cartographers and photogrammetrists employed full time, year-round, and 840,813 lawyers employed full time, year-round nationwide, according to the 2011 American Community Survey. • Nelson County, Va., (14,827) and Wythe County, Va., (29,251) were named for two of the six signers who represented the state of Virginia – Thomas Nelson Jr. and George Wythe.

orders not to fraternize with foreigners meant he didn’t talk with many others. “In spite of severe damage from bombing, I thought there was a lot of beauty even in what was left in towns,” Pipher said. “There wasn’t much left of some of them. Almost all the towns were dirty but being under German control so many years, they were lucky to be alive.” The Army taught Pipher how to get along with other people, and how to take orders, even if he didn’t always like them. The weather was often cold and snowy. “You tend to black out all the unpleasant memories,” Pipher said. “We slept wherever we could — in buildings, basements, barns. We had woolen overcoats which were pretty warm but awful heavy to move around in.” He returned home to Elkhart after his service for a mere 30 days, and then was sent to Mississippi to train for fighting in Japan. “While we were training the atomic bomb was dropped and that changed everything,” Pipher said. “Shortly after, I was sent home. My wife and I married in 1946, and we’ve been married almost 67 years. I don’t know where they’ve gone.” During those years, Pipher was never drafted again. Instead, he went back to school to become a chiropractor and it was there in

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St. Louis that he discovered the American Legion. “The Legion post came around and said, would you like to join?” Pipher said. “So I did. I have been a Legion member for 63 years.” The Piphers moved to LaGrange in 1953. They joined the local Legion, Joann as a member of the ladies auxiliary, and over the years, their five children became members of Sons of the American Legion. Pipher held positions of leadership, including post commander in the 1970s for the 4th district and as a national executive committee member for Indiana in 2000. “I have met a lot of nice people through the Legion,” said Pipher. “It’s like one big family. I guess it’s because they’ve all gone through sort of the same thing.” He and Joann still attend regular meetings, he said, but they are passing the leadership on to the younger ones. Pipher’s youngest son, Bill Pipher, took over his practice on North Detroit Street after he retired. He has never gone back to Europe. He thinks it would have been nice but he’s sure nothing is the same. “It’s been quite a life, “ Pipher said. “I am certainly proud of the country as anyone should be. I’ll be 91 in October. See how lucky I am?”

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Local Marine’s mother supports troops BY KATE STOLTZFUS

KENDALLVILLE —The last time Lisa Wilson saw her son, they went to eat soft pretzels at JoJo’s Pretzels in Shipshewana. “We always had to have a JoJo’s,” Wilson said. “When he was growing up we would go whenever he got time off of school. We tried to make it something special.” These days, Raun Tilson is far away from the plain pretzels with cheese he prefers. Tilson, 22, is a lance corporal in the Marine Corps and currently serves in Afghanistan. His mother, who describes him as “a loving, caring individual with a heart of gold,” stays away from newspapers and TV. “I tell myself I have to be upbeat and positive for him,” Wilson said. “I can’t sit at home and think and worry, because that accomplishes nothing.” Wilson, of Kendallville, is a case manager for the Noble County Sheriff’s Department and stays involved with several military support groups, such as the local Families for Freedom. She also began her own nonprofit, Indiana Marines Family & Friends, which she started when the Northeast Indiana Marine Family Support group disbanded. She worked with one of its events, Hiking for Heroes, for three KATE STOLTZFUS years and now carries on the work with Lisa Wilson holds a picture of her son, her group. “I am the president and the secretary,” Raun, who is serving in Afghanistan. Wilson said. “I’m kind of wearing all the Wilson’s own packages sent year-round hats. It keeps my mind off Raun.” Hiking for Heroes, which is scheduled with beef jerky and hard candy, keep her mind off the worry. for October, will be a 5K run and “He has served four years now,” one-mile hike to raise funds for care Wilson said. “I told him, just try packages. The preparations, as well as


anything, we’ll be there for you and support you.” The family, including Wilson’s husband Bob, moved to Kendallville from Topeka in 2005. Tilson attended West Noble High School and played tuba in the band. He left for boot camp in June 2009, a month after graduation, and was later deployed to Japan. While serving, he met his wife, Sierra, who also works in the Corps as a corporal in radio communications. They had a wedding last November in the U.S. before Tilson left for Afghanistan, and the couple are expecting a baby girl in August. Wilson is quick to say that she has only boy children, including a stepson, Brendon, and boy dogs. “I am so excited for a girl,” Wilson said. “He won’t be home to see the birth of the baby but I’ll go down and visit his wife after she comes.” When Tilson returns from Afghanistan, he will join Sierra at Camp Lejeune, a military base in North Carolina. “Raun wants to get a job in computers and spend time with his baby girl,” Wilson said. “He and Sierra got bicycles so they can ride everywhere.” For now, Wilson waits. Because of security reasons, she doesn’t know the next date he comes home. She thinks back to the pretzel day, when Tilson and Sierra surprised her. “I had no idea they were coming,” Wilson said. “I was at work, sitting there typing, and I looked up and they were there. I took the day off. It was having that time together, being able to laugh and spend some time.”

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Filling: 3 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon imitation clear vanilla 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 package (16 ounces) frozen whole strawberries, thawed, pureed and strained (about 1-1/2 cups) 1 envelope (1/4 ounce) unflavored gelatin No-taste red icing color 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided In food processor, pulse pistachios until coarsely ground. Add coconut, sugar, butter and icing color; pulse until well combined. Press into bottom and 3/4 up side of 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate while making filling. In large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Add heavy cream and beat until combined. In small saucepan, bring strawberry juice just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Sprinkle gelatin evenly over top and whisk vigorously to dissolve completely, about 3 minutes. Pour into cream cheese mixture. Add icing color and beat until well combined. Beat in 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips. Pour into chilled crust. Sprinkle top with remaining chocolate chips. Refrigerate until set, about 3 hours.

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Gary Harbaug shown him slightly bringing in the Premiere Editio h, Paul week mikem@kpcnew When the weather to Moss, David ahead of especially this at state Powers and y had planned ANGOLA — to Ben Smaltz are It is places sixth R Santorum. Romned and visit a from winter at ANGOLA — running for started turning folks thefell Safety Republi spend the weeken Courtney Oberg BY DENNIS NARTKE can nomination rn Indiana r last week, the in Auburn National Public today, but instead Northe summe place in @kpcn after a r Service District 52 in the polling dennisn Golf Club — East Dispatchers Week. immediately May 8 Bridgewater guard. National Weathe primary election be an PLAINFIELDEdition allleft the island nce. It is meant to public to . re got caught off expecting some early appeara g Premie the The for debate will be mornin Noble’s Puerto Rico opportunity tion for 911 They were choir finished moderatedthe disappears and but not the level Santorum left and was spending women show in Mark DECKER show apprecia “When bysnow week people play on the course, he this Melling dirt, JENNIFER out of nine groups BAYAMON, where earlier er, seeing with. South,” ri, ers. evening sixth up show can start dispatch Puerto Rico (AP) news in Missou air from the you they ended caught a little off again (in anchor ed County — Looking toward John the morning a primary that interest up that warm The result has been WANESaturday’s ISSMA om DeKalb The Steuben Center nofBoard; TV for small “We were start getting won Channe in the showro ri s primary in Illinois, the critical Connec County Aviatio guys already Classic l).15 County finally got enough Obergfell said.inthe n host choir state finals at Plainfield and The tion perform es. Missou earlier 70s withnlows Communication municipalidelegat of the the Steube boating guard. But wedrinks and have been Van s in a show d noyear. l;seeing public turesof the Steube presidential front- Republican they’re chair of Westen in In front, gfrom affairs awardethis Counci of a week busy, tempera division schools Smith, part show ld County Ron Western, Ben n keeping dispatches many and the “Focus left, better were meetin are and al dy. Mike hot dogs and /termin n 15,” for the er; Terry Archbo runner Mitt everybo Lancaster, Amber FILE PHOTO Republicans es Saturday, the first are Amanda , Steube ,” said Woody near 50manag High School. dge Starlights high isof the Steube Kline, airport the Hansen activity take care of McKown, Nathan ties, fire districts service to hangar average chair some Linda able Bill Booth, Those Center, Zimmer Ivan Foster, breaking for Romney wrapped es to said county caucus . sioner; The Northri Marine commis Carthen and Sattison, Kalib when thes;daily commis now,” y. Dockgeneral Commissioner OKMonda followed County in the ground emergency medical County. 45 degrees nman, Airport choosing delegat are of Dry n County Carmen Rainell We’reon Steube manage take part y around up a shortene Steube d first place, ional. or step toward r l.and Kruse, typicall Officialscapture ay Smart, Crowl, Steuben CountySen. head i. professRtion who morning e . Jim d Loretta on Dennis ; Thursd golf that serves Steuben ers are matters y conven ent Tri-Stat Angola l show what Counci Castle lwoman tes. campaign trip ses depend County Counci Until possibl Steube Countyhost of Froggyin106.7 the Newt included, from the dirt is nstrongproject at by the and left, businesDick too the nationa Angola The county dispatch specific candida ManyMayor hasn’t been a of the Shipe, presen there the ground is Puerto Rico onto answering 12 TheWhat’s iques in second . If Radio. Dave Martin; land; Dr. and Rick committed to headed to Illinois r are seeing an recent DeKalb R. Wyatt who were Dynam lman courses weathe sioner; Friday, Sound County come out soil, golf responsible for phone lines, Counci to the for the was School warmer 9-12 in McClel Walt to m Group system Angola High ; frost due Saturda Board; still isor Santoru enough sponsor Auburn DeKalb lman Mike y as he there’sing Aviatio g inn activity the high that’s debate non-emergency calls, thecan’t allow cartsFROM STAFF y night. softand upswin County third. Angola prepared for more on inCounci n Board; SaturdaREPORTS Saturday either Arctic to combat weather, Hickman; Sensati the Steuben County Aviatio inviting nt ofKnight courses answering 911 responding the to use only on PLAINF y campaigned warm spell. n preside publicgolf t the warm Noble’s often come in tough contests Gov. Romne to attend. IELD Weaver Jr.,East not to limit didSteube —Puerto nt of the The carts “I wouldn’t change DeKalbRican there brough ell said. Temperatures are to monitoring and 30 radio Warming trends group or have School show g with is encoura vice preside s mixed choir against chief but rarely are for Obergf choirs ,gave gHigh ging audience Drewes,Rhythm a thing y rival Santor to levels closer member and it’s mornin on approximatelyhandling shoppin “I don’t think up their paths. state finals. spurts in March, Fortuno Rick Santoru ar grip we the paths now, athree-yeLuis um s to bringoffcanned spells, said Courtne expected to drop qualify for the en choirs in on state meeting with m. frequencies and3,000 calls anything better.” could have done andchampiand Saturday. lengthy warm National Weather those kids did today.” l fruit food items“We’re Saturday The former Foster said. “It’s onshipstropica Other all-wom di i ion and normal Friday K ith golf course massive, local”food f ll of the ffortastic approximately month. f without Mosier said gallant effort. , but not banks. Massachusetts a for service per are trained on can reflect on seniors in the choir DeKalb’s Classic together. governor dramati winning three Dispatchers entities work championships state mixed choir finished Connection when public Obam cally curtailed technology done by Strebig in their careers. willabemarks Shelley second ction state-of-the-art medical In Johnson Castle Saturday to Constru trip to the U.S. his Wayne. said finals by just one point in the New DeKalb show and emergency res. finals, DeKalb ’s women’s choir St.Fort state Construction, choir director Construction, territory, which Patric Sound Sensatio of Strebig k’s toDay project night for smaller schools Saturday dispatch procedu earned Strebig, the n nicahave the Randy third-highest vocal at Plainfield. The holds its primary able WASHIbe Among the commu up by NGTON y should on its way to host school score sides placed third, with by companHis (AP) today, in favor third — a roof and jacket the project. years,” his ed with was tions traffic handlednications onlyBalloon “This was the place overall. out of nine finalist Northridge fourth has grounded working more than two moss s Aloft nearly complet spending more of green Angola “It was a great butehis choirs. signatur community commu season. I could best show of our pint was true “We’ve been Weaver Jr., chair of the show. I wouldn’ DeKalb the annualGuinnes department, time in Illinois, feel it in the first Romney change a thing t and champio won the first three state s. are the sheriff’s four BY JENNIFER DECKER ents, said Dr. R. Wyatt event July 6-7. where polls have the site prepped nships in 2009, … It’s just the those kids did today. “Thebars,” Shelley Johnson said. Presiden getting off as the t Baracksaid. we’re town police departm jdecker@kpcnew 2010 and judges made 2011 in both mixed aviation board. is not that long,” joked Angola “Today Obama shown him slightly Persistence paidand elected and rescue tilted crumbled this way the cookie back aStrebig and girls choir volunteer fire their sheets about comments on ANGOLA — glass of the dark the soil,” time,” said director “Two years forward,” said divisions. ces, will stripIrish Santorum. Romney ahead of n. Aviation Board Shelley Johnson get moving brewtoSaturday sioner. Dick Hickma t was regarding the fact happy department, ambulan how much fun our energy and Steuben County broke ground on a commis , observin “We’re and animal spend the weeken had planned to County St. Patrick’s g Steuben Earlier Saturday, DeKalb night’s narrow after Saturday County Mayor wrecker serviceshandles afterDay at aJim Crowl, The girls were our show was. … d and visit a Smart, Steuben Angola took officials finally l at the Tri-State Steuben Hickman’s commen Sound Sensatio ’s Loretta boistero polling place awesome, DeKalb said championship miss of a fourth in downtown n built,” ation placed us termina it Sunday, but instead Irish control. It also variety of County get third in the hangar/ pub with his in the mixed-c 2012 women’ the revitaliz “Let’s can be proud left the island a . ancestral cousin division. $1.6 hoir years to get going. immediately hours calls to commissioner.from manager, said new champio s choir finals, behind “The show was of them.” Airport Mondayterminal will cost around so more than 30 an airport,” said CountyMoneyg morning appeara after a n Northridge airport’s amazing today,” She called the will the all, nd access few cities havessioner Ron Smith. Ireland, agencies. said The hangar/ nce. airport Kline, “Very and Kelsie the year-rou runner-u , at his side. John At William provide p New Santorum left finish “disappo first-runner-up Commi tion process the White member of Sound s, a senior million and will s don’t ice up in the winter. the construc commercial side. House, theduring BalloonsBoth DeKalbCastle. ay Steuben County duringmain earlier this week Puerto Rico the same time,”inting, but good at d to Sensation. It will close is more for the close.Lawn “Everyo toSouth jets and airplane floor will be renovate Plow day is Saturd adding, “One for best visuals, choirs won awards It was Fountain “The upgrade for your perseverance.” said not have the morning in and was spending burbled point! energize ne was completely , Steuben so close.” green water. Nearby, Part of the secondlounge and an elevator to for safety. choreography a category judging Congratulations Angola council member d, and you could ANGOLA — Aloftworkers already won a Missouri, where he “We couldn’t and costuming done Power prepared tell primary that everyon include a pilot’s Dave Martin, makes up 40 percent that of what can be awarded no delegate County Antique host its 28th Tuesday by the for a visit get the better than what have done anything proud e really wanted it. … We’re of scoring. project is an example access that level.board has been trying to Vocal perform of third place, Republicans were s. Missouri Association will on Saturday. Minister Enda Irish Prime all out there, and we did. We put it bidding the ance counts for best visuals, which and we got The aviation Kenny. meeting in percent. it just wasn’t but funding and 60 county annual Plow Day runway, good tractors The caucuse was quite the enough,” first family was a nice s Saturday, the surprise for us.” project off “You get best Around 20 antique step toward choosin first putting on its a senior membersaid Nathan Carthen, north of Irish, a blood “We what we’re knownvisuals — that’s the national conventg delegates to will plow 20 acres ine that runs through tion. “It was a of Classic Connec- best,” all wanted it. We all did 327. Work ion our commit assistant director for,” DeKalb senior Bailey U.S. 20 on S.R. Shuman Obama’s veins senior year” good way to end the ted to specific who are Hartman said Kent Johnso the about S t d Sat d c did id S will begin on N. S.R. 327, family farm, 530 and beans Ham around 9 a.m. at noon. will be served April 21. Rain date is d in f

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