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By Sue Carpenter firstname.lastname@example.org GARRETT — Efforts continue to determine which school calendar Garrett-Keyser-Butler Schools will follow next year. Tonya Weaver, director of administration and innovation, shared preliminary results of a survey completed by staff members with the school board Monday night. A calendar committee was formed in May to study and propose an academic calendar for the 2014-15 school year. Members include teachers, administrators, parents and school board members. Options include the traditional calendar with a two-week winter break and one-week spring break, with occasional days for during the
school year for holidays. A balanced calendar would reallocate school days across a calendar in a more even fashion, Weaver said. This option would shorten the time school is in session without a long break. A typical balanced calendar has nine weeks of instruction with a two-week break between sessions, during which an intercession is used to provide remediation or enrichment activities for students. Weaver emphasized the balanced calendar is not an all-year session, but offers more school year breaks and allows for a six- to seven-week summer break. Any calendar option would include 180 instructional days. Weaver said of the 111 staff members who completed the survey, about 67 percent prefer a balanced calendar. Other options are whether to align a calendar with other school districts. A meeting is planned next week to continue discussion, with the
bottom line to determine which option is best for students, she said. In other business Monday, Superintendent Dennis Stockdale reported the certified assessed valuation for the school corporation has dropped from $430 million to $323 million, which will result in higher tax rate. Stockdale said he would have a better hold of the numbers for next month’s meeting. The district will be offering retired Apple iPad devices at a sale next month for $65 apiece, according to technology director Grant Surfus. The first-generation, 16 GB iPads and power supplies are in good working order, sold as-is with no warranty, he said. Some applications may not work, because the devices are not capable of updating to current IOS. The devices will not be eligible for the school’s Bring Your Own Apple Device program due to application issues.
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The Garrett Fire Department will escort Santa to town Friday morning.
Santa to visit Garrett GARRETT — Santa Claus will arrive in downtown Garrett on Friday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. The Garrett Fire Department will escort him to the Silver Screen Cinema, 111 S. Randolph St., where he will greet children inside. Children should bring their Christmas lists, and parents are welcome to take photos during this session. Santa will be giving free treats to all the kids, and Deb Argast will offer free face painting in the theater lobby. Donations of canned goods and other non-perishable food items are welcome. The donations will be taken to a local food bank. The Kiwanis Club is sponsoring Santa’s visit.
AUBURN — Jan Bauman has declared her intention to run for DeKalb County auditor in 2014. Current Auditor John Fetters will complete his second term at the end of 2014 and cannot seek a third term. Bauman began working in the auditor’s office in 1999 handling accounts payable. She said she has added many other responsibilities over the past 14 years, Bauman including: settlement, net assessed values, tax increment financing districts, abatements, annual abstract, property tax refunds, corrections of errors, deductions and exemptions and capital assets. Bauman has earned Bachelor of Science degrees in business and education. She is a member of the DeKalb County Republican Women and is the group’s treasurer-elect for 2014. She has been married to her husband, Mark, for 20 years. They have one daughter and reside in Auburn.
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ABOVE — Kindergarten student Addisyn Terry reads from a book to her grandmother, Deb Lepley and great-grandfather Herb Kleeman during Grandparents Day at J.E. Ober Elementary School Monday morning. AT RIGHT — David Schenker, right, shares a moment with his grandson, Nate Kromer, center. With them is Nate’s first-grade classmate M’Kenzii Prater.
Surfus said the devices can be used for Internet access, Facebook and other applications. A sale will be held Dec. 18 and 19 from 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the central office at 900 E. Warfield St. Those interested should enter the east door of the building. People may call Surfus at 357-7040 for information about the sale. Stockdale reported staff members have been trained to implement the school’s antibullying protocol. Complaints are reviewed and forwarded to school nurse Janis Arrington and guidance counselors. Any student charged with alleged bullying meets with administration, and in-school and out-of-school suspension is considered, if needed. “We will work swiftly with zero tolerance” for such behavior, Stockdale said. School calendar, Page 4
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BY KATHRYN BASSETT email@example.com AUBURN — A former Auburn woman who went to prison for placing her newborn daughter in a trash bin will serve more time behind bars for using marijuana while on community corrections. During a hearing in DeKalb Superior Court I Monday, Alison Lesch, 23, of the 1200 block of East 10th Street, Indianapolis, admitted Lesch violating the terms of community corrections by providing a diluted urine sample that tested positive for THC, a chemical found in marijuana. She also admitted being delinquent on her community corrections user fees, owing $2,049 as of Nov. 15. In November 2010, Lesch was sentenced to eight years in prison for neglect of a dependent, a Class C felony, by Judge Kevin Wallace of DeKalb Superior Court I. Lesch admitted giving birth to a baby girl on Nov. 7, 2009, at her home in Auburn. The next day she put the child in a trash bag and placed her in a trash bin outside her East Nineteenth Street apartment. At her sentencing hearing, Lesch said she thought the baby was dead when she placed her in the trash bin. Police said the baby girl apparently spent nearly 2 ½ hours in the plastic Baby-neglect, Page 3
Airport road closing to get new legal look Commissioners to ask for legal review By Aaron Organ firstname.lastname@example.org AUBURN — DeKalb County commissioners on Monday said they will have an attorney take a second look into the legality of the DeKalb County Airport Authority closing C.R. 29 to make way for an airport runway extension. Resident Daniel Brown approached the commissioners in September to raise issues about the county’s power over the road closure. He met with commissioners again Monday to present two cases he said show the county can stop the closure of C.R. 29. The Airport Authority voted
this summer to close a stretch of the roadway between C.R. 60 and C.R. 62 to make way for a planned 2,000-foot extension of its runway to a total length of 7,000 feet. Brown said that in 1994, the St. Joseph County airport authority petitioned county officials to close a road for a runway extension. In that case, Brown said, the county officials approved the road closure by passing an ordinance. In 2006, Brown said, the Plymouth airport was working on a runway extension when the Federal Aviation Administration’s Great Lakes region spokesman reported that county leaders are the only power able to close a roadway. According to Brown, the spokesman said then that even if the FAA were to approve a project,
the administration could not make the county close a road. Brown said his research has shown that only the county executives — the commissioners — have the power to approve or deny petitions to close roads. Brown said he believes the DeKalb Airport Authority and the county’s attorney misinterpreted the airport governing body’s powers. Brown contends the airport agency only has power to petition the county commissioners for a road closure. The commissioners’ attorney, Jim McCanna, recused himself from the discussion at its outset because he also represents the Airport Authority. He said Monday a state law allows airports to close roadways. The Airport Authority
maintains it has followed the appropriate steps to close the roadway lawfully, authority member Brad Hartz told the commissioners Monday. “We have followed all of the legal requirements so that it is not a void decision,” Hartz said. “There should be no question that we operate in the appropriate manner when it comes to road closures. The resident should criticize us and the state for taking longer than necessary to pursue these projects, which have a direct economic benefit to the community.” The commissioners said they would meet with county attorney Don Stuckey and have him further Airport, Page 4
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LOCAL NEWS Live music at Legion Friday
Driver rolls car GARRETT — A Fort Wayne driver sustained a minor injury when he rolled his car Sunday at 7:45 p.m. southwest of Garrett, DeKalb County Police reported. Joseph M. Filosa, 17, of the 8100 block of North Arlington Park Boulevard, had minor bleeding from his hand after the crash, police said. He declined medical treatment. Filosa was driving a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am south on C.R. 17, north of C.R. 56 when he went off the west side of the roadway. He overcorrected his steering, then swerved back to the west. The car entered the ditch and rolled onto its top in a field.
GARRETT— B&B Sound will provide entertainment from 8-11 p.m. Friday at the Garrett American Legion, 515 W. Fifth Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, go to garrettamericanlegion. com.
Live music at Eagles Saturday GARRETT — The Garrett Eagles will host Russ Chandler Saturday from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. The Eagles home is at 220 S. Randolph St.
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Woman arrested AUBURN — The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Auburn woman Monday at 11:38 a.m., DeKalb County Jail Records said. Makayla K. DePriest, 22, of the 200 block of South Cleveland Street was arrested on a warrant from the DeKalb County prosecutor charging her with intimidation, a Class C felony, and criminal mischief, a Class A misdemeanor.
GARRETT — The J.E. Ober PTA will hold its annual holiday Christmas Shoppe Dec. 1-6 during school hours. Elementary students will have the opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts for family and friends during this time. Information will be sent home with students. Anyone interested in volunteering time to help is asked to reply to email@example.com.
Collision hurts bicyclist AUBURN — A vehicle struck a bicycle Monday at 5:10 p.m. at the intersection of 7th and Dewey streets, Auburn Police reported. The bicycle rider
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complained of pain on her left side, and a DeKalb EMS ambulance took her to DeKalb Health hospital for treatment. Police did not release the names of the bicyclist or the driver or any details of the collision.
Federal grand jury indicts local man FORT WAYNE — The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Friday that a grand jury in returned an indictment of an Auburn man last week. Jacob Miller, 50, is charged in a five-count Indictment with selling firearms to a known felon on or about March 28, April 15, June 14 and Nov. 15 and dealing in firearms as an unlicensed dealer between, on or about March 21 to Nov. 15. The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of firearms and ammunition. The charges were filed as a result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case has been assigned to and will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tina L. Nommay. The U.S. Attorney’s Office emphasized that an indictment is merely an allegation and that all persons charged are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court. If Miller is convicted in court, any sentence to be imposed will be determined by the judge after a consideration of federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
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St. Joseph School parents provided a Thanksgiving meal for nearly 80 students Tuesday in the school gym. Adrienne Dircksen, right, serves up bread for Danny Gowgiel and many other students during the event.
Collaboration, respect key to good policy By state Rep. Ben Smaltz On Tuesday of last week, I returned to the statehouse for the first official day of session. Known as Organization Day, this day is a ceremonial gathering where elected leaders reconvene prior to the first business day of session, which is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 6. I expect this session to be productive as both parties work to build on previous legislative accomplishments. Speaker Brian Bosma highlighted four areas the legislature plans to focus on in the coming session: bridging the skills gap, enhancing early childhood education, maintaining our transportation infrastructure and continuing efforts to make Indiana the logical choice for businesses to start or expand. A skills gap exists in our state’s major sectors between available jobs and available workers equipped to fill the jobs. In past sessions, we have focused our efforts on promoting growth in the private sector and on strengthening workforce development and career preparedness in our educational system. I have supported this initiative with my legislation. To keep Indiana competitive for years to come, our educational system must produce highly skilled and qualified individuals, and this starts with early childhood education. Too
many young students enter first grade behind their peers, which puts a strain on families, teachers and classrooms. Furthermore, I have said it many times and will say it again: transportation infrastructure is a crucial characteristic that all successful states must possess. Businesses start or expand where they have the best chance of being successful. Transportation infrastructure, fair taxes, innovative incentives and transparent regulations must make sense and help Indiana lead the way. A quality system of transportation requires focus and takes sustained effort, and this has been a priority in past sessions with Major Moves, the Hoosier Heartland Corridor and other statewide projects. To keep our Hoosier businesses successful and make transportation safe and easy for everyone, we must continue to maintain our infrastructure. I am committed to listening to your opinions and identifying ways to make our district prosper for years to come. A lot of times, this starts with cutting red tape and giving our local businesses a greater opportunity to be successful. If you know of a rule or regulation that should go, I invite you to contact me. Prior to my election, Speaker Bosma pledged to the legislature to set a new
tone of bipartisan cooperation and civility, and I am here to acknowledge that I saw that pledge put into action. Despite our differences, we still have respect for each other as Hoosiers, for the legislative process and for the people we represent. I know that no matter a person’s political ideology, we are all tired of the mess in Washington D.C. and a resounding majority of Americans feel that our federal government is dysfunctional. I do not know anyone who is not fed up with people who merely posture and attack because they cannot or will not offer solutions. I appreciate Speaker Bosma setting a tone of civility for this session as it underlines the need for collaboration, having respect for the process, working toward our goals and doing what needs to be done to preserve and protect our Hoosier state. These attributes are key for good public policy, and thankfully, I am not alone in striving for them. The 2014 legislative session is scheduled to adjourn by mid-March. To get updates on the Indiana General Assembly and to watch session live, visit in.gov/legislative. State Rep. Ben Smaltz, R-Auburn, represents all of DeKalb County and portions of Steuben and Allen counties.
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By Sue Carpenter email@example.com GARRETT — Representatives from a tri-state carpenter’s group installed a banner on the sidewalk in front of the Garrett Public Library’s $1.9 million expansion project last week o object to a local contractor’s wage scale. Tom Case from the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters said representatives plan to remain at the site until the project is completed to bring awareness that Signature Construction, contractor for the project, is hiring carpen-
ters to work on various projects in Northeastern Indiana. Construction began last month and is scheduled to continue through the winter. The banner represents members, family and friends of the Indiana/Kentucky/ Ohio Regional Council of Contractors, according to Case. Case and a handful of activists are passing out information alleging the Auburn-based contractor does not pay its employees the standard area wages, fringe benefits and economic conditions for the area.
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They held a sign that reads, “Shame on Signature Construction.” “In our opinion, Signature Construction’s failure to do so will result in our community’s loss of consumer dollars since workers will have fewer dollars to spend in our community’s retail stores, entertainment centers, housing market and for services provided by local professionals,” according to information provided by Case. The flier went on to say “Signature Construction’s decision — whether intentional or not ‚ is not a positive contribution to our community’s economic welfare.” Workers were not at the construction site last Tuesday, but Case said they are not stopping any work and are not directing their protest toward the library or the city. The group is not barring or asking anyone to refrain from picking up deliveries, transporting goods or performing any services, according to the flier. Mike Ley, owner of Signature Construction, said he went to the Garrett site later in the day, but no one from the protest group was there with whom to discuss the labor dispute.
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Homer Feightner LIGONIER — Homer Feightner, 85, of Ligonier, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at his residence from an extended illness. Visitation will be Friday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. A private cremation committal service will be held at Legacy Cremation and Remembrance Center. Memorials are to Noble County Hospice or the American Kidney Foundation.
Secondgrader Jada Spiece shares a story with her grandparents Lynn and Sheila Spiece Monday morning at J.E. Ober Elementary School.
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NORTH MANCHESTER — Evelyn (Mishler) Metzger, 92, of North Manchester, died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013. A memorial service will take place at 2 p.m. on Dec. 8 at Timbercrest Chapel, 2201 East Street, North Manchester. McKee Mortuary, North Manchester, is in charge of arrangements.
Deanna Dohner and Larry Weeks and Amy Clauson, daughter of the groom, were servers. Both the bride and groom are retired from the Department of Corrections. The couple honeymooned in Branson, Mo., and reside in Garrett.
GHS Class of Baby-neglect from Page 1 bag inside the trash Lesch said she could not 1941 meets garbage bin before being found alive. offer an explanation for her AUBURN — The Garrett High School Class of 1941 met Nov. 14 at Steak and Shake in Auburn. Attending were Alelia (Anderson) Barry, Cleo (Smith) Talley and Wayne Custer, all of Garrett; and Mary Jo (Redman) Putt of Angola. The next get together will be Dec. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at St. James Restaurant in Avilla.
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The baby was placed in foster care. In a letter read in court at Lesch’s 2010 sentencing hearing, the foster mother said Lesch’s child has a serious medical conditions, including fetal alcohol syndrome, as well as cerebral palsy that may have been caused by its time in the trash bin. Lesch began the community corrections portion of her sentence on Jan. 23, 2013 in Marion County, Wallace noted. The judge ordered Lesch to serve the remaining 62 days of the sentence in the DeKalb County Jail.
actions. “When I got high … I don’t know why I did it,” she said. Lesch said she has two jobs, goes to school and serves as a volunteer. “I just don’t want to lose everything I’ve worked for,” she said. DeKalb County Prosecutor ClaraMary Winebrenner said Lesch received a break on her original sentence and had not followed the rules of community corrections. “She knew what the sanction was,” Winebrenner added.
“A TRADITION OF CARING” HOLIDAY SERVICE Please join us as we remember the loved ones that we have lost this past year.
AUBURN — The DeKalb County Democrats will hold its annual Christmas Party Friday, Dec. 6, at the old UAW Hall, 1721 S. Wayne St. The party starts at 6 p.m. and all Democrats are welcome.
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WATERLOO — Harry “Lee” Zelner, 80, of Waterloo died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Wesley Health Care in Auburn. A private family service will be held at a later date. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Waterloo is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials are to the American Lung Association.
A reception followed at the American Legion in Albion. Roberta Miller and Juamaine Whitaker were the hostesses. Lexy Murphy, granddaughter of the groom, Meghan Clauson, granddaughter of the groom,
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MILL CREEK — Deanna Louise Dove Dohner and Larry Joe Weeks were married June 29, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Sauktown Church of Christ in Mill Creek. Zechariah Riggs, grandson of the bride, provided music and the reading. Amy Clauson, daughter of the groom, was the guest book attendant. Rachael Clauson, granddaughter of the groom, and Colten Kitchen, grandson of the bride, handed out programs. John Riggs, son-in-law of the bride, officiated at the double-ring ceremony. Kelley Kitchen, daughter of the bride, escorted her mother down the aisle. Shelley Riggs, daughter of the bride, was the matron of honor. Siena Kitchen, granddaughter of the bride, was maid of honor. Cathy Haynes and Alice Badger were honor attendants. Rod Kitchen, son-in-law of the bride, was the best man. Ushers were Joshua Riggs, grandson of the bride, Colten Kitchen, grandson of the bride, and Ike Clauson, grandson of the groom.
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Hawthorn, N.Y. Memorials are to the American Heart Association.
Lucille Page AVILLA — Lucile J. (Egolf) Page, 83, a resident of Avilla and formerly of Swan Township, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, Nov. 24, 2013, at the Provena Sacred Heart Home in Avilla. Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 27, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with the Rev. Rick VanHorn, pastor of Christ Community Church, officiating. Calling will be one hour before services Wednesday. Interment will be in the Christian Chapel Cemetery, Merriam. Memorials are to the donor’s choice.
Eula Chandler LAGRANGE — Eula (Goodsell) Chandler, 91, of LaGrange, died, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. Services will be at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 27, at the Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange, with Pastor Mike Hamm officiating. Burial will take place in Lake Bethel Cemetery, rural LaGrange. Memorials are to the Alzheimer’s Assoc., 50 E. 91st St. Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46209-4830
AVILLA — Clifford J. LAFAYETTE — Audrey Perlich, 86, of Avilla, died (McCue) Gallagher, 84, of on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Lafayette, died Saturday, Funeral service is at Nov. 23, 2013 at Signature 1:30 p.m. today, Nov. 27 at Health Care. Service will be 11 a.m. today, Nov. 27 at the Church of the Blessed Sacrament, West Lafayette. Fr. David Buckles will officiate. Burial will be Dec. 4 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in
Wallace said he did not consider Lesch’s entire time on community corrections to be a failure. “The majority of community corrections, apparently you followed the rules and did what you were supposed to do,” Wallace said. “However, ultimately you fell behind in your fees and consumed marijuana and apparently made an attempt to disguise that. I think it is appropriate that the remainder of the sentence be served in the DeKalb County Jail.” With credit for time served with good behavior, Lesch could be released after 31 days.
Covington Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road. Entombed will be at Covington Memorial Gardens. Preferred memorials are to The New North Ridge Village Halloween fund.
Mary Hicks KENDALLVILLE — Mary Ellen (Miller) Hicks, 84, formerly of Kendallville, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 in DeFuniak Springs, Fla. Visitation will be today, Nov. 27, from 4-8 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Services will be Friday, at 1 p.m. in the funeral home with visitation an hour before the service. Burial will take place in Fairfield Cemetery near Corunna. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice.
Stephen Binkley CORUNNA — Stephen Binkley, 56, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at his home in Corunna. Funeral arrangements are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
Richard Gienger AVILLA — Richard Gienger, 76, of Avilla, died at his home Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2013. Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla with one hour of calling before the service at the church. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Avilla. Calling also will be Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.
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SPORTS IN BRIEF GARRETT HIGH SCHOOL BOWLING TEAMS
Locomotives fall to East Noble GARRETT — The 7th grade boys basketball team lost to East Noble 35-17 Monday night. As the flu bug is filtering its way through the team, several key reserves played some good minutes off the bench. The team was led by Avery Morrison with nine points and complete control of the rebounding. Also playing well for the Locomotives was Brayden Neu. Hunter Nodine and Frank Taylor played key minutes off the bench as
2013-14 Boys Bowling Team: in front, from left, are Keaton Lemish, Tyler Caldwell, Dayton Sweet and Joey Glover. In back are coach James Crosby, Cameron Caldwell, Tedd Dickson, Perry Ort and coach Max McDonald.
well. The 8th Graders were defeated by East Noble 46-23. The Locomotives only trailed by six at halftime but East Noble was able to pull away the second half. Scoring for Garrett were Carter Back and Cameron Smith with seven each, Jacob Bevis with five, and Micah Malcolm and Hayden Greene with two each. The Locomotive continue their season on Monday at home versus DeKalb. Game time is 5 p.m. for the 7th Grade with the 8th Grade following.
GIRLS SPORTS SCHEDULE Nov. 26 - Woodlan, home, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 - Prairie Heights, home, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 - Leo, away, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 - Adams Central, at Monroe, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 - Fremont, away, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 - Adams Central, home, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28- Norwell, home,
2013-14 Girls Bowling Team: in front from left, are Alicia Johnston, Brienna Perez and Natalie Johnston. In back are coach Angel Crosby, Lindsay Crosby, Hanna Irvin, Kylie Gamble and coach Tammy Murphy.
Airport from Page 1 research the matter. In other business Monday, the commissioners approved a recommendation to name deputy public defender Mark Olivero as the county’s chief public defender. Olivero replaces former chief public defender Daniel Pappas, who recently resigned to accept a magistrate post in Allen Superior Court. Olivero has served as a deputy public defender for the county since 2001. Judge Kirk Carpenter said a committee formed to identify a candidate unanimously agreed upon Olivero.
BUTLER CITY COURT NEWS The following tickets were paid in Butler City Court, Nov. 14-21. The dollar amount at the end of each listing indicates fines, court costs, and civil penalties assessed by the court. Notations in parentheses after each listing represents the agency issuing the ticket. A code to law enforc • Jayson D. Arend, Kendallville, speeding, $154 (DC). • Brent M. Bacon, Corunna, speeding, $133 (BPD). • Shauna N. Berry, Spencerville, speeding, $154 (DC). • John T. Bishop, Auburn, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Heather L. Bizwell, Corunna, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Brandon P. Caldwell,
Auburn, speeding, $133 (DC). • Nathen L. Fredrick, Auburn, no seat belt, $25 (AUB). • Shawn M. Grubbs, Auburn, speeding, $148 (DC). • Thea K. Guest, Fort Wayne, speeding, $135 (DC). • Brytanee R. Hayes, Garrett, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Amanda M. Hippenhammer, Kendallville, speeding, $154 (ISP). • Catherine J. Hipskind, Auburn, no seat belt, $25 (AUB). • Branden L. Jasso, Harlan, speeding, $149 (AUB). • Jeremiah J. Johnson, Garrett, speeding, $179 (BPD). • Michelle L. Kaylor,
Corunna, speeding, $133 (DC). • Jennifer J. Krohn, Harlan, speeding, $154 (DC). • Michael J. Lipscomb, Kendallville, speeding, $133 (BPD). • Alexandria L. Livengood, Auburn, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Amanda S. McCain, Defiance, Ohio, speeding, $154 (DC). • Robert L. McNabb, Hamilton, passing within intersection, $148 (HP). • Dena K. Morgan, Jackson, Mich., speeding, $150 (DC). • Schyler L. Puckett, Auburn, expired plates, $158 (AUB). • Darlene M. Ramus, Spencerville, speeding, $154 (ISP). • Matthew W. Shaffer, Butler, failure to maintain
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One of Olivero’s first tasks will be hiring a deputy public defender to replace himself. The commissioners also heard a request from three residents along C.R. 68 to lower the speed limit on the road between C.R. 11-A and S.R. 327. The residents told the commissioners that due to dips in the roadway and a lack of markings, the stretch can be dangerous at the posted 55 mph. The residents also requested limited truck traffic on the stretch. The commissioners will meet with county highway director Eric Patton next week to discuss the requests.
School calendar from Page 1 Personnel The board approved the resignation of Cisco Mireles as high school Spanish instructor effective Dec. 20, 2013; the hiring of Molly Getts as middle school girls basketball coach; and the resignations of high school coaches Sallie Raftery for volleyball and Sam Sprunger as a boys basketball volunteer. The board approved recommendations to: • approve the second reading of an anti-bully policy; • allow Greg Myers to attend the AASA National Conference on Education in Nashville, Tenn., from Feb. 13-15, 2014; • to accept the 2014 tax anticipation loan rate bid from Garrett State Bank; • to accept the 2013-2014
Safe Haven and 2014 Secured Schools Safety Program grant awards; • approve the The Academy (Personalized Learning) field trip to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio on Dec. 11,2013; • dispose of worthless personal property; • dispose of and accept the current buyback pricing from Vintage Tech at a minimum of $65 per 2010 iPad original; and • approve an extra-curricular fundraiser from Character Counts to benefit proteus syndrome, a rare disease. The Railway Cafe is requesting approval to match funds received from Character Counts. All funds received are to be presented to an afflicted family to offset costs incurred.
CEDAR LAKE CHURCH of the BRETHREN 2939 C.R. 15 Southeast of Corunna Duane Grady, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School 10:30 a.m. —Sunday Worship CHRISTIAN UNION BRETHREN in CHRIST Box 38, 4395 C.R. 7, Garrett Pastor Joe Laher 927-8847 Church Phone 357-4850 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. -Sunday School 10:30 a.m. - Morning worship CHURCH at GARRETT 1370 S. Randolph St. Phone 357-1829 Pastor Tom Wilcoxson SUNDAY 10 a.m. - Worship service WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. - Bible study and youth group CORUNNA COMMUNITY CHURCH INC. 223 E. Michigan Ave. P.O. Box 92, Corunna Pastor Rev. Richard A. Pickard SUNDAY 10:30 a.m.-Worship Service Nondenominational Fundamental THE CROSSING Church of the Nazarene 105 West 6th Ave., Garrett thecrossinggarrett.org Rev. Kyle and Katie Lowry Church Phone 357-5769 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 10:20 a.m.-Welcome 10:30 a.m. - Morning worship WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. - Youth group, community dinner 6 p.m. - Youth group DEKALB COUNTY CHURCH of CHRIST 700 S. Randolph St., Garrett “Where every Heart needs a Home” Non-Instrumental Church Phone 357-0738 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. - Bible Classes for all ages 10:30 a.m. - Worship WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. - Midweek Bible Study
FREEDOM to WORSHIP CHURCH of GOD Baseline Road, Altona Rev. Joe Freeman 2 p.m. - Sunday. Everyone Welcome. GARRETT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 201 S. Franklin St. Rev. William Haworth Church Phone 357-3534 SUNDAY 9 a.m. - Sunday School for all ages. 10 a.m. - Coffee fellowship 10:15 a.m. - Worship with communion and children’s church during service. MONDAY/WEDNESDAY 10-11 a.m. — 3B Fitness Class (Brain, Body, Belief) for seniors 50+
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Creigh Dircksen, a fifth-grade student at St. Joseph School, directs his song, “Coffee Bean” toward his teacher, Emma Ginter, during an all-school talent show last week. He presented her with a colorful bouquet of flowers at the end of the song.
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Boys look to build off last season By Phil Friend email@example.com GARRETT — The good news for the Garrett boys basketball team under sixth-year head coach John Bodey is that two of the team’s top three scorers from last year are back, along with two role players who averaged between 3-5 points per game. With that kind of offensive production returning, Bodey is optimistic about his team’s chances to better last year’s 8-12 record. “We had a lot of close games last year,” Bodey said. “Other than Heritage, there were really no blowouts. Last year, the (scoring) balance between some of the players was at eight points per game. Hopefully this year, that’s 10-11 points per game. “Watching this summer, I think we can score; defending and rebounding at a high level is going to be the key for us.” Garrett’s top returning scorer from last season is back in junior guard/forward Justin McCoy. McCoy averaged 13.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game last year while hitting 35 percent of his 3-point attempts. “He’s one of the best shooters in the area. He’s added something to his game this year so hopefully he’s a little more than just a shooter. He can do a few other things that make him a little harder to guard,” Bodey said. “He loves the game and he’s one of those kids that works at home in the driveway. He doesn’t miss a workout and he gets a lot of shots up. He has a quick release and can get his shot up.”
The Garrett 2013-14 boys basketball team. Front row (left to right): Managers Gabi Swartz and Dalton Thatcher. Middle row: Kordell Kessler, Andrea Rosati, Karsten Cooper, James Benson, Mike Cooper and Jared Estep. Back row: Head coach John Bodey, Justin McCoy, Tommy Reneau, Matt Singleton, Layton Casselman, assistant coach Jerry Singleton and assistant coach John Wright. The Railroaders’ third leading scorer from last season also returns in 6-foot-7 senior Matt Singleton (8.1 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 0.8 blocks per game). “He should be counted on to do more this year in his senior year,” Bodey said. Also returning is senior guard/forward Karsten Cooper, the only other player on the roster who played in all 20 games last year (4.8 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 1.5 assists, 1.2 steals per game) besides McCoy. “He’s just a real good
defensive player, and has the ability to score off of penetration,” Bodey said. “He can hit the open jumper, also.” Those three are the top returners, but Bodey said that any of the 10 players identified on the roster as varsity players are capable of starting from game-togame. “We have competition for spots and that’s a good thing,” Bodey said. One of a handful of players vying for a position is 6-4 junior Tommy Reneau
(0.5 ppg, 0.9 rpg), who saw action in 14 games last year. “He mainly played JV last year and did some spot time on the varsity,” Bodey said. “He’ll be one of our better rebounders, and he’s leaning how to score inside. Others competing for spots include junior Jared Estep, senior Andrea Rosati (a foreign exchange student), senior Mike Cooper (a transfer from Benton Central), junior Layton Casselman (0.5 ppg in 11 games) and sophomore Kordell Kessler (3.5 ppg, 1.2 rpg, 0.6 apg, 0.5 spg), who played in 19 games last year as a freshman. “Jared Estep can play the point, as can Andrea
Rosati,” Bodey said. “Mike is going to be able to do some things to help us out also this year. Layton has gotten stronger and can shoot the ball. He’s developed his rebounding and become a better rebounder this summer. “Kordell can just shoot the ball. He’s a real good shooter and should make us harder to guard. The more guys you have that can shoot the ball, the more spread the defense gets and opens things up for you.” Also in the mix is junior James Benson, who played in two games last year. “He’s a kid that loves the games, works hard, does anything you ask him to do and you always have a spot for those guys,” Bodey said. While Garrett’s strength appears to be outside
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shooting, Bodey would prefer the team build its offense inside-out with Singleton, Reneau and other post players. “We need a little more balance inside-out,” Bodey said. “We’ve had the ability to drive and go inside, we just need to do a little more of that. “I think we’re better offensively. The key for us is how well we defend and how well we rebound.” This is Garrett’s last season in the Allen County Athletic Conference before the Railroaders move back to the conference they were in a decade ago, the Northeast Corner Conference. Garrett has yet to win an ACAC title but Bodey is hopeful this is the year they can break the string. “Knowing Leo and Woodlan are going to be strong and we have them at home, we think we’re going to be good enough to compete against them,” Bodey said. “It’s a tough sectional — Concordia, Luers, Dwenger and New Haven is going to be one of the best teams that comes down from 4A. It’s tough sectional but hopefully we’ll improve this year and are ready when the sectional gets here.” Garrett opens its season Wednesday night at Eastside.
SCHEDULE Nov. 27 - Eastside, at Butler, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30 - Prairie Heights, home, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 - Woodlan, home, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 - Fremont, away, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18 - Bellmont, at Decatur, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20 - Leo, home, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 23 - Angola, home, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 9 - Central Noble, home, 7:30 Jan. 11 - Adams Central, at Monroe, 6 p.m. Jan. 15 - ACAC Tournament (tba) Jan. 24 - South Adams, home, 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 - Southern Wells, at Poneto, 8 p.m. Jan. 31 - Bluffton, away, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 - East Noble, home, 7:45 p.m. Feb. 8 - Churubusco, away, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13 - Heritage, home, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 - DeKalb, home, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 - Lakewood Park Christian, away, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 - Manchester, away, 6:15 p.m.
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