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Four seek GOP House nomination AUBURN — Four candidates are running for the Republican nomination for District 52 state representative, and each consider himself the best person for the job. House District 52 has new boundaries created by redistricting. It consists of all of DeKalb County, Perry Township and Huntertown in Allen County and Hamilton and Otsego and Richland townships in the southeast corner of Steuben County. Republicans Gary Harbaugh, Paul Moss, David Powers and Ben Smaltz have been blanketing the district with yard signs and shaking hands, hoping to attract enough votes to win the May 8 primary election. The winner will run in the November general election against Democrat Charles Odier, who is unopposed in the primary. Profiles of the Republican candidates:

NEWS IN BRIEF Museum sponsors veterans’ job fair AUBURN — The National Military History Center is hosting a free Veterans Job and Information Fair on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is being coordinated by museum volunteer Cordell Marc Tjaden, PSNCO, retired U.S. Army veteran. “Marc has given hours upon hours of his time to make this event successful for veterans throughout the Tri-State region,” said Rita Bauman, a representative of the Dean V. Kruse Foundation that operates the history center. “He has traveled hundreds of miles to personally meet with veteran service agencies, community organizations, and employers. Being a veteran himself, Marc knows how difficult it is to figure out what benefits you are entitled to and he wanted to help other veterans having the same problems. He has put together a ‘one-stop event’ for those veterans looking for assistance or work.” One of the programs being offered is a resume-writing class for those who need help. An appointment is required for the resume-writing assistance. To date, 55 vendors have signed up to attend, with more being added daily. The museum at 5634 C.R. 11-A will be open for tours Thursday, with veterans being admitted for $4. For more information on the fair, contact Marc Tjaden at 710-3995 or the museum at 927-9144.

Museum plans volunteer fair AUBURN — The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum will host a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Thursday beginning at 10 a.m. Volunteers at the museum do everything from talking with visitors and answering phones to helping outside with gardening in the summer. They staff the admissions desk, work in the museum store and help clean and maintain the automobiles. The volunteers will serve as hosts for the event and answer questions about their responsibilities. Visitors can tell the volunteers how they would like to contribute their time, and the volunteers will help them find out where they fit best. Volunteers receive special benefits including attending social functions, monthly meetings and special dinners, plus discounts in the museum store, meet visitors from all over the globe, and serve as a part of a team that preserves a piece of Auburn’s history.

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Harbaugh, 62, of Fort Wayne, said he has the best plan among the candidates to scale back control of the federal government in state affairs. If elected, Harbaugh said, he would lead the charge to seek a constitutional convention to repeal Harbaugh the 17th Amendment. The amendment, ratified in 1913, called for popular election of U.S. senators. Before to the amendment, state legislators elected senators. Harbaugh said the amendment expanded the federal government and took away state sovereignty. Without senators answering to state

Moss, 48, of Huntertown, said his knowledge of health care and business issues would best allow him to move up the leadership ranks of the State House. The higher the District 52 representative rises in the leadership chain, the more clout DeKalb Moss County and northeast Indiana will have in the statehouse, Moss argued. “If you look historically at northeast Indiana and its delegation, its influence at the statehouse has ebbed and flowed. The last few years, it has dropped off due to turnover,” he said. “If you look at

Powers, 67, of Auburn, said he’s the only candidate with a plan to rein in the power and authority of state agencies, the only candidate to serve as a college president and president of the board for a state college and the only candidate that’s a Powers tea party conservative. Powers, now retired, has been an ordained pastor for more than 40 years. He is endorsed by the Indiana Family Action PAC. He is a life member of the National Rifle Association “I think it’s the width and breath of my experience in both the life of

Smaltz, 42, of Auburn, is serving in his seventh year as president of the DeKalb County Council, his 10th year as a member of the council and his 24th year as owner of Taylor Rental in Auburn, his family business. “My experience balancing budgets, Smaltz working with people, having to deal with government regulations and knowing the people of this community better than anyone else makes me the best choice to be the District 52 representative,” he said. Understanding budget issues is critical, since 2013 is a state budget year, he said.

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Speakers offer prayer for leaders By Sue Carpenter AUBURN — “Where two or more are gathered I will hear your prayers, this is God’s promise,” DeKalb County coordinator Erma Casselman told hundreds gathered Thursday night for the 61st annual National Day of Prayer Rally at the National Military History Center. The theme for the evening was based on Psalm 33:12 — “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” “We come together as one in Christ tonight to pray for our nation, for our homes, for our neighbors and our churches, communities and our nation’s leaders,” Casselman said. “Let’s take a stand, with wisdom from God, to keep this one nation under God.” She asked voters in the upcoming primary and fall elections to seek God’s guidance and wisdom, and also encouraged people to get out and vote. “All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men and women to stay home and do nothing,” Casselman said. The Garrett High School concert choir opened the event with special music. Director Jennifer Fast sang the national anthem and led the in the singing of the hymn, “Standing on the Promises.” Three members of Girl Scout Troop 20798 from Lakewood Park Christian School led the pledges to the American flag, Christian flag and the Bible. Garrett Mayor Tonya Hoeffel offered an opening prayer giving thanks for blessings bestowed by God. “It ever we need to stand united,

More than 200 audience members joined hands in a circle for a closing prayer and the singing of “God Bless America” at the conclusion of Thursday’s National Day of Prayer Rally at the National Military History Center south of Auburn. Photos by Sue Carpenter

it is now,” she prayed. “Our nation again faces battlefields, along with an epidemic of broken homes, violence, drugs and social strife. “As our heroes of our nation did in the past, we must again bow our heads in prayer, we must ask you Lord to bless our leaders with wisdom and protection, and that we will have the fortitude to overcome the challenges at hand. Father, we know nothing is beyond your concern or beyond your power. Grant us peace and grace as we unite as your people.” The Rev. Ted Jansen from Auburn First United Methodist Church offered a prayer for government leaders, saying, “We pray that your kingdom will come on earth, as it is in heaven. We thank you for the many servants who seek to ➤Prayer rally, Page 3

Members of the Garrett High School concert choir presented special music for Thursday’s prayer rally.

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Sixth-grader Rachael Lay was chosen by her peers to place the floral crown on Mary during Mass Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church. She is surrounded by recent communicants following the Mass. In front, from left are Cole Carey, Karah Lacey and Zachary Joseph. In the middle row are Nataley Armstrong and Aaron Smith. In back are Sarah Schlosser, Sophia Ruble, Bryce Charles, Rachael Kilgore, Rachael Lay, Ava O’Connor, Caroline Parker, Anna Filutze, Kamdyn Phillips and Douglas Merriman.

A candidate for state office is irked over what he calls mass thievery of his campaign signs — including one that was bolted onto a billboard. “They even climbed up on a billboard and unscrewed it,” state Rep. David Yarde, R-Garrett, said. Yarde is running in the May 8 primary against state Sen. Sue Glick for the Republican nomination for the Senate District 13 seat Glick currently holds. Over the last 10 days, Yarde has had approximately 300 signs stolen, he said. “I’m losing about all of my signs in LaGrange and Noble counties right now,” Yarde said. “We have permission from everyone to put them up. They’re not in the rights of way.” Yarde said some of the signs that have been taken were 4-by-6 feet. “I’m just fit to be tied,” Yarde said. Yarde said someone caught stealing signs could face criminal charges, and said Tuesday afternoon he planned on filing police reports in the areas where the signs have been stolen.


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LOCAL NEWS New art exhibit opens Friday GARRETT — The Auburn Palettes members show will begin Friday and continue through June 24 at the Garrett Museum of Art in downtown Garrett. An opening night reception is planned from 68 p.m. Friday. For more information go to

Youth events at JAM Center GARRETT — A middle school pool party is planned Friday from 8-11 p.m. at the Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center, 1200 E. Houston St., Garrett. Cost is $3 at the door. A bonfire for high school students is planned Friday, May 18 from 7-10 p.m. at the center. The event is free to all Garrett High School students. Activities include a DJ, hot dogs and marshmallows.

Community senior adult choir forming AUBURN — A call-out meeting for anyone interested in singing in a senior adult choir will take place Thursday, May 24, from 5:45-7:15 p.m. at the Heimach Senior Center, 1800 E. Seventh St. Organizer Sharon Servis said the group will be manageable and sustainable and will be kept simple. Music selections will be traditional and include pieces such as old hymns of the faith. There will not be much standing. There is no minimum age limit. Tentative plans call for the group to meet on the second and fourth Thursday of each month during the early evening in the Heimach Center dining room. For more information, contact Servis at 837-2401.

Entertainment at Legion Friday GARRETT — Russ Chandler will provide entertainment Friday from 811 p.m. at the Garrett American Legion Post 178 at 515 W. Fifth Ave. The event is open to the public.

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Tri Kappa Sorority honors GHS students GARRETT — Several Garrett High School students were recognized Thursday at the 54th annual Tri Kappa Honor Program in the Performing Arts Center. Committee chair Christina Gaar welcomed students and parents. Brother Bud Owen of the First Church of Christ was guest speaker for the evening. Awards were presented to: Freshmen — Shay Barry, Nathanael Beerbower, James Benson, Madeline BurlageHaynes, Jessica Carroll Alexa Davis, Bo Davis, Kayla Davis, Alexis Doster, Natalie Duesler, Tiffany Fitzwater, Kristen George, Jordan Getts, Alyssa Goble, Benjamin Goble, Elvira Gonzalez Dumailo, Hollitte Greene, Alexandra Hall, Devin Harpel, Alicia Johnston, Natalie Johnston, Macyra Koble, Katlyn Leland, Kayleigh Mann, Luke Maurer, Tabatha Maynard, Justin McCoy, Ashley Morris, Alice Purdy, Emily Randol, Koty Reinoehl, Braelyn Robbins, Shae Rowlison, Drew Sisco, Sydney Sobieski, Amanda Stump, Julie Thorne, Alea Wagner,

Kelsie Winebrenner, Britmarie Yarian and Sivanah Ybarra.

DenHartigh, Shelbi Favre, Quentin Fiandt, Alycia Gadson, Rebecca Gruwell, Kelly Hall, Daniel Heffner, Justin Jacobsen, Christiana Kurtz, Macey Lapp, Vincent Marshall, Alexis Metzger, Emma Riedley, Zachary Sarrazine, Alyson Skeens, Kaleb Wagner, Logan Weyrick, Dakota Yarde, Samantha Yoder and Charles Waterhouse.

Sophomores — Dustin Alwine, Justice Badger, Olivia Barrientes Ruble, Maleah Baumert, Ivy Birkhold, Morgan Bowley, Courtney Burcham, Ashton Castator, Jennifer Cleveland, Coty Cochran, Christopher Colby, Karsten Cooper, Jessica Cordes, Cassandra Crawford, Alaina Creager, Ashley DeKoninck, Taya Firestone, Stephen Graham, Kimberly Heitz, Rachel Hood, Katherine Hunkler, Keegan Knott, Sarah Lay, Laurana Lehman, Taylor Nelson, Alyssa Patterson, Kyler Poling, Sydney Robbins, Erik Savage, Christian Shafer, Matthew Singleton, Annessa Smith, Rachel Stafford, Victoria Stone, Robert Sweet, Alberto Tapia, Emily Weaver, Molly Wilhelm, Nikolas Wilkinson, Kaitlin Wisel, Tanesa Yoho and Jacquelyne Zahner.

Seniors — David Argast, Ashley Bley, Kaitlin Boger, Logan Casselman, Tori Cox, Glenn Crawford, Joshua Davis, Fallon DeMarco Catherine DePew, Elaine Fleckenstein, Todd Frickey, Jennifer Getts, Latesha Hart, Jarrett Harty, Angel Beth Howell, Meghan Jones, Jordyn Knott, Jordan Lantz, Elizabeth Lay, Ariel McCoy, Laura Moynahan, Allie Murley, Emily Myers, Elizabeth Nguyen, Abby Patterson, Alexis Rigsby, Hallie Snyder, Jacob Stafford, Sammantha Stalter, Cameron Stockdale, Erin Stump, Montana Treesh, James Weber, Janelle Wilhelm, Brandon Woodward, Spencer Yarian and Jesse Zahner.

Juniors — Lee Bard, Caitlan Boltz, Victoria Brown, Ted Christensen, Sierra Davis, Ty Debes, Jessica Delauder, Jacob

COMMUNITY CALENDAR Monday Garrett American Legion Auxiliary, Legion Post, 7 p.m. DeKalb County Council, Commissioners Court, DeKalb County Courthouse, 8:30 a.m. Weigh to Go, First Baptist Church, Garrett, 10 a.m. 3575309 Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce, Chamber Office, Auburn, 12 noon. TRIM (Try Removing Inches Monthly) weigh-in, Alliance Industries, 901 E. Quincy St., Garrett, 5 -6 p.m., meeting follows. Phone 3573617 for information GHS Choir Boosters, High School Cafeteria, 6 p.m.

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Recreation Authority, City Hall, 7 p.m. DeKalb County Step Ahead/First Steps Council meeting, DeKalb County Office Bldg., lower level meeting room, 9:30 a.m. Rotary Club, Railroad Inn, 12 noon Garrett Public Library Board of Directors, Capitol Room, 6:30 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous, St. Joseph Parish Center, 7 p.m. F. & AM., Garrett City Lodge #537, 7 p.m. Auburn Masonic Temple, Eighth St., Auburn

Support Group, Heimach Center, Auburn, 2 p.m. V. F. W. Auxiliary, 7 p.m. Widows and Widowers Support Group, St. Joseph Parish Center, 7 p.m. Eagles Auxiliary, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday DeKalb County Drainage Board, Commissioners Court, Courthouse, Auburn, 8:30 a.m. Model Train Club, Heritage Park Museum basement, 7 p.m. Garrett Historical Society, Heritage Park Museum, 7:00 p.m. L.O.O.M. No. 566 Auburn, lodge hall, 8:30 p.m. AA meeting, St. Joseph basement, 8:30 p.m. GHS Class of 1941, May 10, 11:30 a.m., Dot’s Eatery, Garrett

Wednesday Shots for Tots/Matthew 25 Immunization Clinic, DeKalb Co. Health Dept., 220 W. 7th. St., Auburn, 1:30-5 p.m. Alzheimer Family

Hannah McIntosh of Hamilton and Orie Foster of Garrett plan to be married Sept. 22 in Edon, Ohio. The bride-to-be has a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is the daughter of Steve and Claire McIntosh of Hamilton. Her fiance is the son of Stephen Foster and Theresa Davis-Foster of Garrett. He has a bachelor’s degree in health education.

45th annual Auburn Art Show is May 18-25 AUBURN — The 45th annual Auburn Art Show will take place May 18-25 at the Eckhart Public Library hours. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The show was started by The Junior Federated Town and County Club. kappa Kappa Kappa Alpha Pi Chapter took over as sponsors in 1967 and continued in that role until 2006. The show exhibits the work of local artists. The event was a huge success for Tri Kappa and the sorority now sponsors an art collection at Rose-Hulman University Art Gallery in Terre Haute. The collection of 103 paintings from local and state artists is valued at about $402,000. The first sponsors of the Tri Kappa Art Show were Women’s Club, Culture Club, Auburn Foundry, Ball Brass, Armstrong Floral, Alpha Chi Chapter Tri Kappa of Garrett, Entre Nous Club, JayceeAnns, Auburn Welcome Wagon, Allen Electric and Lucille Smith. The Friends of the Eckhart Public Library took over sponsorship of the show in

CLASS OF 1958 NEWS Class of 1958 meets


BIRTHS Haleigh Danielle Blanton

Officers arrest seven

GARRETT — Haleigh Danielle Blanton was born Feb. 23 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne to parents Daniel and Joni Blanton of Garrett. Haleigh weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and Haleigh was 19 inches long. She joins her brother Korbin at home. Her grandparents are Rileyene Snook of Columbia City, Bob Snook of Garrett and Gerry Snook of Garrett.

AUBURN — Local police officers arrest seven people Tuesday and Wednesday, according to DeKalb County Jail records. Everett Furrow, 44, of the 800 block of West Railroad Street, Waterloo, was arrested Tuesday at 7:07 p.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department on a charge of visiting a common nuisance, a Class B misdemeanor. He posted $500 bond to be released. Bobbie Bess, 31, of the 100 block of 108 East Willow Street, Butler, was arrested Wednesday at 2:37 a.m. by the Butler Police Department on a charge of



domestic battery in presence of a child, a Class D felony. He was not eligible for release on bond. Heather Kruger, 23, of the 500 block of South Randolph Street, Garrett, was arrested Tuesday at 6:35 p.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department on charges of possession of paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine, Class D felonies. He posted $2,500 bond to be released. Christopher S. Ritchie, 34, of the 200 block of Park Lane, Butler, was arrested Wednesday at 3:06 a.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated at the Class A and Class C misdemeanor levels and failure to stop after an accident resulting in property damage, a Class B misdemeanor. He was held at the jail for $1,500 bond. Tasha M. Lewis, 31, of















the 200 block of Cumberland Avenue, Fort Wayne, was arrested Wednesday at 2:37 p.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant charging her with conversion, a Class A misdemeanor. She was held at the jail for $1,000 bond. Seth Sponhower, 38, of the 100 block of East Eleventh Street, Auburn, was arrested Wednesday at 11:15 p.m. by the Auburn Police Department on a charge of public intoxication. He was held at the jail for $500 bond. Robert Anderson, 33, of the 1000 block of Wayne Street, Waterloo, was arrested Wednesday at 4:51 p.m. by the Waterloo Marshal’s Department on charges of intimidation, a Class D felony, and resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. He was held at the jail for $2,500 bond.



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As your DeKalb County Commissioner, I promise to give reliable and friendly service to everyone. I will continue to strive for opportunities to help the residents of DeKalb County be more successful in their endeavors and to provide good government for all. I believe my past experience is an asset to our County. I look forward to continuing to serve local government with integrity and efficiency. Your vote on Election Day will be greatly appreciated.


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2006 and expanded it to include the work of local teen artists. This year’s event chairman is Susan Fischer, a retired J.R. Watson Elementary School teacher. Judging this year’s entries will be: • Nina Bennett, artist and owner of Expressions Gallery in Auburn. Her artistic mediums include pencil, ink, painting, sculpture, pottery and fiber; • Rebecca Justice-Schaab, an oil painter of landscapes, still life and abstracts; • Marlene Record, an artist and retired art teacher who currently is working on several book illustration projects; • Orie Shafer, a painter whose recent work combines digital technology with materials and methods of traditional art; • Mary Thiel, an artist and founding member of the Garrett Museum of Art; • Karen Thompson, a photographer specializing in photographic illustration and fine art; and • Lina Zerkle, a fiber artist whose work includes quilts and wall hangings.

AVILLA — Sixteen classmates from the Garrett High School Class of 1958 met for lunch Tuesday, May 1 at St. James Restaurant in Avilla. Attending were Becky (Nelson) Best, Mary Jo (Mitchell) Deihl, Sandra (Nicholson) Ely, Sharon (Hoffman) George, Susan (Ruhland) Helbert, Sondra (Musser) Kolbe, Tony

Kolbe, Janice (Houser) Leas, Mary Louise (Yingling) Mitchener, Carol Sue Reed, Karen (Leech) Severson, Sandra (Godwin) Stryker, Carol (Vice) Shine, Glenda (Hazelton) Troyer, Nancy (Ely) Weimer and Marilyn (Fulk) Wiant; and guest Glenn Helbert Jr. The next luncheon will be Tuesday, June 5 at 11:15 a.m. at St. James Restaurant in Avilla.

CAMPUS NOTES Lapp to graduate with honor Friday CLEMSON, S.C. — Jessica Marie Lapp, Garrett High School graduate in 2008, is graduating cum laude with a degree in pre-professional health studies from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C. on May 11.

NOTICE May brush pick up begins today GARRETT — This month’s city brush pick up will begin in Garrett today. Dates include May 7-11, June 4-8, July 2-6, Aug. 6-10, Sept. 3-7, and Oct. 1-5. Residents with questions are asked to email Jeff Knott at

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DEATHS AND TRIBUTES Gaylon Wisel Sr. GARRETT — Gaylon Ned Wisel Sr., 70, died Sunday, May 6, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He was born Jan. 7, 1942, in Salem Center to George A. and Arlene (Phillips) Wisel. He was a conductor for CSX Railroad, retiring in 2000. He was a U.S. Army veteran. He is survived by his wife Sandra Wisel of Garrett; two sons and a daughter, Cheryl (Mike) Snyder of Garrett, Gaylon (Lori) Wisel II of Garrett and Rich (Charity) Wisel of Garrett; eight grandchildren, Alisha Wisel, Gavin Wisel, Courtney Wisel, Gaylon

Michael Snyder, Halie Snyder, Kelsey Heche, Jamison Wisel and Kaitlin Wisel; and two brothers, George E Wisel of Indianapolis and Ed (Jane) Wisel of Newville. He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant daughters, Lana and Darlene Wisel; and three sisters, Agnes Hess, Alice Cook and Georgetta Berry. Calling will be Tuesday May 8, 2012, from 2-8 p.m. at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Circle Cemetery in Hudson. Preferred memorials can be directed to DeKalb County Humane Shelter. To send condolences visit

Jimmy Miller HUDSON — Jimmy L. ‘‘Jim’’ Miller, 75, died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at Select Specialty Hospital in Fort Wayne. Services were held Sunday at the Hudson United Brethren Church with Pastor Craig Burkholder officiating. Burial will be at a later date. Johnson Funeral Home in Hudson handled arrangements. Memorials are to the Ashley United Methodist Church of to the donor’s choice.

Sandra Stokes BUTLER — Sandra J Stokes, 71, died Friday May 4, 2012 at her home in

Butler. Services were held Saturday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo, with Dale Rabineau officiating. Memorials are to Southern Care Hospice.

Richard Ridenour AUBURN — Services for Richard Isaac Ridenour, 79, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo with Rev. Richard Pickard officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Calling is today, May 7, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to DeKalb Home Health and Hospice.

Jack Mann INDIANAPOLIS — Jack W. Mann, 79, died at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. He formerly lived in Auburn and Spencerville. Services will be at 11 a.m. today, May 7, 2012, at Feller & Clark Funeral Home, Auburn with Pastor James Platner officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Auburn. Memorials may be directed to Hooverwood, 7001 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260.

Joyce Gerst KENDALLVILLE — Joyce Gerst, 79, of Kendallville, died Friday, May 4,

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govern, guide and protect.” Jansen asked God’s blessings for leaders and peoples in all nations. “We know that you love them all, Lord,” he prayed. “We believe you came on this earth for each one, you died on the cross then came back from the grave so all would know you are Lord.” Pastor Ralph Diehl from New Hope Christian Center in Waterloo prayed for active military personnel and their families. He then asked veterans and first responders in the audience to stand for recognition. DeKalb County Councilman Ben Smaltz offered prayer for education and families, thanking God for “the wonders you deliver to us every day. “We know the future of our country depends on the foundation of the family. We want our children to learn about math and science and history in school that honors you,” he said. This is made difficult because of those who wish to destroy Christian values by seeking to remove God from schools, government, society, and ultimately, family, Smaltz said. “We ask that you help strengthen our families and create a foundation upon which our children can establish families of their own, and walk with them on a Christ-centered life,” Smaltz prayed. The Rev. Betty Sivis from the First Christian Church Disciples in Christ of Auburn led the audience in prayer for the news media. “We give thanks for having enlightened the human mind and discover the power of the media to inform,” she said. “We give you thanks for the educational potential of the Internet, how it connects us in positive ways with the global community.” She also gave thanks for the “amazing tools of social communications, social media, and its ability to allow people to communicate with family friends and countrymen in this often hectic age.” Misuse of these gifts can often damage human dignity, she said, noting the physical, mental and spiritual abuse suffered by others. “For this, forgive us God,” Sivis prayed. “Keep us safe from words and information that are used as weapons of hate, and restore unto us the peace and tranquility that is only of you.” State Sen. Dennis Kruse, R-Auburn, the featured

legislators, they were overtaken by special-interest groups and no longer represent the people, he said. “There are 26 states suing the federal government over Obamacare right now,” Harbaugh said. “There’s a lot of concern in the states about the overreaching federal government. The time is now to initiate (a constitutional


K. Dan Whonsetler AVILLA — K. Dan Whonsetler, 79, of rural Avilla, died Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 7:48 p.m. at the Laurels of DeKalb in Butler. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Brazzell Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel. Burial will follow at the Hooper-King Cemetery in rural Avilla. Visitation will be on today, May 7, from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

convention).” Harbaugh spent about 20 years in community banking, focusing on trust accounts and bank investments. He also has worked as a licensed real estate agent. He was an instructor for the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Banking and has served as the precinct committeeman and a state

convention delegate in both Michigan and Indiana. Harbaugh said people want to know their government is listening to their concerns and is responsive. Government spending is another concern, he said. “People don’t want a government that spends itself into situations where it has to raise taxes,” he said.

Moss is serving his second term as an at-large member of the Allen County Council and has served as the council’s president twice. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and has served on various other boards. Moss said northeast Indiana needs to look at itself as a group instead of individual districts. “We’ll be able to accomplish a lot more if we stick together,” he said. Understanding the

trickle-down effects of national health care reform legislation is important, such as the move to possible health care exchanges, Moss said. “Every session there are 75-100 health-care related bills and only a few legislators with the background to understand them,” he said Moss said local control over issues is important. “I don’t believe the state has the answers for everything,” he said. “That would be my philosophy.”

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Guest speak er state Sen. Dennis Kruse k neels during a portion of his message on his topic, “A Peculiar Treasure,” at Thursday’s 61st annual National Day of Prayer Rally at the National Military History Center south of Auburn. speaker for the evening, delivered his message on the topic, “A Peculiar Treasure” with reference to Exodus 19:5, which reads, “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine.” “The United States of America kind of became a new type of Israel,” Kruse said. “When it was founded, it sought the blessing of God when it was put together by our founders. Our founders granted us the opportunity to prove ourselves to almighty God. “Our nation was created as a free country and to allow Christianity to flourish,” he said. “Today, our security and our freedom are challenged by those who have no respect for the original American principles and the original American way of life as it was started. “It is time to reteach the American people and elected officials our nation’s founding principles and core values, which have been forgotten by many and distorted by others,” Kruse said. “We need to fight to fulfill the vision of our founders in America — where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and civil society flourish by championing these ideas every day, inch by inch.” “We need to work to protect these ideals, and to



2012 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Visitation will be today, May 7 from 5-8 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home, 403 S. Main St., Kendallville. There will be no funeral service.

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preserve America’s heritage for the next generation. We must not flinch in this struggle, because the world our children and grandchildren will inherit depends on the outcome of our pursuits,” Kruse said. “Today we must pursue to fulfill the founding father’s vision to create a nation based on Christianity and liberty,” he said. “We need our government to turn these ideals into policies and laws.” He encouraged those wishing to bring the country back to its founder’s vision to become a peculiar treasure to God in the community. “If we are going to preserve our freedom, it is up to us, not someone else. We should each be a living demonstration of Christ in our society and in our governments,” Kruse said. “Everyone can get on their knees and cry out to God so that we can turn this nation back to him,” he said. “God is proving you and me. Will we pass the test?” he asked. Audience members joined hands and circled the room as retired Pastor Sam Weimer from the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley closed with prayer. The group then joined in singing “God Bless America.”

the four candidates, I bring the most to the table in my ability to advance to a leadership position quicker with my resume and my work experience.” Moss serves as senior vice president for business development, government and payer relations for Lutheran Health Network. He also serves as the CEO of Medpartners, a private company with more than 70,000 members throughout northeast Indiana using its group health PPO products.

Powers from Page 1 the church and business and education and politics that sets me apart from the other candidates,” he said. If elected, Powers said, he would want to get involved in higher-education issues to help develop a program that teaches better vocational education beyond high school courses. “We have jobs in this area, but employers are having trouble finding qualified people to fill them. They’ve got to have the

right skills,” Powers said. He said he would try to bring higher education to DeKalb County. “We’re letting higher education be handled by Allen County,” Powers said. “We’ve got to bring higher education to our doorstep.” Methamphetamine and illegal immigration are linked problems in northeast Indiana, Powers said. Citing a 2008 legislative study, he said illegal immigrants bring in most of the meth

from across the Mexico border. Powers said not a lot can be done to stop the national meth problem until the federal government heightens security on the Mexican border. “We need to make the illegal immigrant feel unwelcome,” he said. “That means no health benefits unless it’s a life-threatening issue, no education, no benefits at all unless you’re a citizen.”

Smaltz from Page 1 “We need to balance the budget without smoke and mirrors,” he said. Smaltz said his experience as a small business owner has taught him how taxes impact individuals and businesses. “It will make me resist any new taxes, and my experience in the past shows I’ve sought out ways to reduce taxes,” he said. Fighting methamphetamine is an important issue to Smaltz. Meth is being made with ingredients purchased in DeKalb County, Smaltz said. “You can go buy the ingredients here and have it done in two hours,” he said. “It’s tearing families apart.”

Smaltz said the only way to curb the meth problem is to make pseudoephedrine — a key ingredient in popular allergy medications and also meth — a prescription-only drug. Smaltz, who said he has allergies, said the inconvenience of getting a prescrip-

tion is worth it. Indiana taxpayers paid $1.8 billion in 2005 to fight meth — a number that has doubled since then. “We have to fight the fight,” he said. “I will never stop fighting the meth problem.”

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Visiting diplomat says Mexico is changing BY BOB CULP AUBURN — Eduardo Arnal Palomera, consul general of Mexico in Chicago, met with DeKalb County leaders Monday afternoon to spread the message that Mexico is changing for the better. “Mexico is Palomera not the same country as it was in the past,” he said. “There’s a new generation of young people coming up trying to make things better, and it’s working.” Consuls general help foreign nationals based in the United States and act as a diplomatic channel for local governments with Mexico. Palomera, 41, visited Auburn as part of his northeast Indiana tour. He plans to visit each of the 133 counties in his jurisdiction of southern Wisconsin, southern Michigan, northern Illinois and northern Indiana. Auburn Mayor Norm Yoder, Garrett Mayor Tonya Hoeffel, DeKalb County Sheriff Don Lauer, DeKalb County Commissioners Don Grogg and Randy Deetz and Auburn city attorney Erik Weber, among others, talked with Palomera and other representatives from the Chicago consul general office for about two hours in the Auburn City Council Chambers. Most of the discussion was based around immigration issues and an identification card available to all Mexican nationals in the United States. Palomera showed the crowd his identification card

as an example. It included basic identification information as well as markers such as fingerprints to aid law enforcement in identifying Mexican citizens. Palomera encourages all Mexican citizens to contact his office and obtain a card. It won’t act as a legal means to be in the country, he said, but it will help law enforcement and other agencies in proving a person’s identity. The consul can assist with obtaining the information from Mexico, he said. Anybody with questions is encouraged to contact the consul at 1-887-639-4835 or 312-738-2383. “It’s beneficial knowing, without a doubt, who people are,” Lauer said. “It would definitely help out if more people had the cards.” Palomera said his office encourages people to learn English and participate in their communities, but most don’t — even if they’ve lived here and paid taxes for decades — for fear of deportation. He said Mexico’s improvements are helping the complex illegal immigration problem. Mexico is the second-largest supplier of oil to the United States, Palomera said. Since the passing of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement, Mexico’s trade with Indiana has increased 500 percent. The Mexican economy is growing at 3.5 percent each year, proving that positive things are on the horizon, he said. Mexico has about 12 million fewer people under poverty than in 2000, Palomera said. “We’re closing the gap, but it’s not enough,” he said. “That’s why they come here looking for better opportuni-

ties.” Palomera said it’s just a matter of time before the United States passes comprehensive immigration reform, such as a guest worker program, similar to the one in Canada. This would allow Mexican workers who prove they have the skills and a job in the United States to work legally and be able to return home — without having to go through immigration. “People ask me why more Mexicans don’t become citizens or go through immigration legally. It’s because the system is impossible,” he said. “Eventually, (the United States) is going to realize that it’s cheaper and faster to work with us then building walls.” Palomera said Mexico is a safe country to visit. Violence that has received media attention in the United States is limited to five states and six cities, he said, and Mexican police and courts are changing. “We’re aggressively recruiting new police officers that are honest, trustworthy and share our values,” Palomera said. “We’re seeing a lot of progress.” He said as long as there is a demand for drugs in the United States, criminals elsewhere will cater it. Palomera said Mexican law enforcement is cracking down and making conditions impossible to operate and sell drugs in Mexico. “It’s going to take time,” he said, “but we’re not going to stop until we get our goal.” Yoder said the discussion was important. “I think we all have misconceptions about what’s really happening, and it’s good to talk to a direct source about what’s going on,” the mayor said.

Middle, high school physicals planned May 22 GARRETT — The Garrett High School and Garrett Middle School athletic departments and Dr. Bret Kueber are offering the opportunity for physicals for students entering grades 6-12 during the 2012-2013 school year. Any student wishing to participate in athletics during the next school year must have a physical completed after April 1, 2012 and on file by the first day of summer activities, including weights, conditioning, open gyms, practices or camps that begin June 11. Physicals will be offered in the Garrett Schools clinic during the school day on Tuesday, May 22, beginning at 9 a.m. The cost is $10. All athletes must complete the physical on the IHSAA approved physical form, which is available at both the middle and high school offices. Forms are to be returned to the school athletic office by Friday, May 18. The cost of completing the physical can be very expensive. Parents are recommended to take advantage of this special offer by the school. Contact the Garrett middle or high school athletic offices with any questions.

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fill out an enrollment form before appointments can be scheduled. Parents who wait to enroll children at the end of the summer may find that children cannot start on the first day of school due to not having met all the requirements. The child must be 5 on or before Aug. 1. School begins Aug. 22 for all students. Parents of children whose fifth birthday occurs after Aug. 1 of the starting year have the option of requesting a waiver. Appropriate early entrance paperwork must be completed and submitted by the parents or legal guardian of the child. This paperwork can be obtained by contacting the J.E.Ober Elementary office. The written documentation should include all information supporting the waiver. Such requests must be made no later than May 4 so a screening time can be scheduled. Please call 357-3112 with any questions.

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DeKalb County Commissioner + Qualified + Experienced + Dedicated A vote for Kevin Webb is a vote for someone with: + An understanding of the position and responsibilities + A proven record of being fiscally responsible + The skill sets and experience to perform the duties of the office + A listening ear to the citizens represented Paid for by Committee to Elect Kevin Webb to Commissioner

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Local cheer team advances to nationals FORT WAYNE — A local cheerleading and pom squad won first place in 11 categories — including the top choreography award — during the Nexstar Regional Talent Competition recently at the Fort Wayne Embassy Theater. Starstruck Cheer and Pom is an Auburn-based team directed by Jennifer Timberlin. Starstruck qualified for national competitions to be held later this year in Sandusky, Ohio, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. Families will be conducting several fundraisers in the coming months to pay for the trip to nationals. The team has members from Auburn, Garrett, Butler and Hamilton. Starstruck is a performance studio that is entering its seventh season. The club will be moving to its new location at Photo contributed 800 N. Indiana Ave. on June 1. The size of the new location Auburn-based Starstruck Cheer and Pom competed recently at the Nexstar Regional Talent will permit Starstruck to expand its course offerings. Competition held at the Fort Wayne Embassy Theater. The local team earned 11 first-place honors and More information can be found at advanced to national-level competition.

Tuesday Night Golf League 5/1 — A. Richardson, B. Butler – Auburn Church of Christ 109; J. McMaken, B. Plummer – Knights of Columbus – 95; S. Pepple, T. Uehlein – Merritt Sand & Gravel – 90; F. Cooper, T. Keefer – LaOtto Meats and Yarde Farms – 88; B. Isham, J. Somers - Cornerstone Interiors, 85; B. Novy, B. Beber – Garrett State Bank #2 83; T. Ely, M. Bartels – Hair Shed 83; D. Pfeiffer, J. Blotkamp – Northside Body Shop 82; K. Webb, E. Utermark – Webb Concrete Const. 79; B. Woodcox, D. Call – Charleston Metals 78; D. Pineiro, R. Badman, Charleston Metals 78; F. Bartz, A. Crow – St. Joe Service 76; G. Thompson, Bill Etgen – Zeedyk Tree Service 71; M. Kock, M. Crabill – Garrett State Bank 67; J. Vogel, C. Vogel – Thomas Funeral Home 63; L. Hoover, J. Silver 61; H. Moynahan, M. Baxter – Barron’s Automotive 60; R. Hampshire, D. Kissinger – Harsco Ind. IKG 60; J. Pastorial, K. Knick – Harsco Ind. IKG #2 54; B. Hulbert, M. Hawkins – H & H Enterprises 53; W. Bartels, C. Miller – Garrett Country Club 49; B. Miller, D. Collins – Garrett Legion 44; M. Foster, P. Freeman 42; R. Foster, R. Reynolds – Omni Source Auburn 38. Low scores: Art Richardson 36, Wayne Bartels 36; Mike Baxter 38, Randy Hampshire 38, Tom Ely 39, Fritz Cooper 41, Ron Reynolds 41, Rex Badman 41, Jim Vogel 41, Butch Beber 42, Merlin Bartels 42, Bob Isham 42, Dan Call 42, Kevin Webb 42. Wednesday Night League 5/2 — A. Pinkerton, B. Ellert – Alv’s Building 130; Dan Weimer, T. Ely – Garrett Vet Clinic #1 115; M. Bartels, J. Hutton – Garrett New Market112; B. Johnson, G. Surfus – Thomas Funeral Home #2 110; B. Beber, M. Kock – Yoder Ford Sales 109; D. Leins, Dean Weimer – Garrett Vet Clinic #2 106; D. Brinkerhoff, R. Dicke – Insurance Trustees 105; C. Custer, B. Diederich – Custer Grain 104; T. Blotkamp, R. Surfus – Northside Body Shop 103; D. Demske, T. Balogh – Auburn Door 102; S. Lewis, R. Blotkamp – Northside Body Shop 101; H. Kleeman, K. Kelham – Hefty Insurance 97; D. Pfeiffer, D. Pineiro – Carper Koeppe Insurance 96; C. Blevins, B. Harper – Cricket’s Tavern 90; T. Kleeman, M. Kleeman – Garrett Country Club 88; W. Bartels, T. Surfus – Garrett State Bank 86; R. Peters, W. Peters – CJ’s Canteena 86; C. Hoeffel, K. Hefner – City of Garrett 79; J. Blotkamp, B. Blotkamp – Worker’s World #2 78; J. Vogel, M. Freeze – Custer Pool Supplies 73; R. Walters, J. Buss – Worker’s World #1 62; L. Kees, D. Bundy – Thomas Funeral Homes #1 59; C. Neely, B. Hoeffel 47; C. Miller, D. Collins – Trophies & Awards 22. Low scores: Tom Ely 38, Travis Balogh 39, Sherm Lewis 41, Mike Kleeman 41, Jack Barnett 41, Merlin Bartels 41, Ryan Peters 41, Ben Ellert 41, Dan Brinkerhoff 42, Al Pinkerton 42, Tom Blotkamp 42, Wayne Peters 42, Ron Blotkamp 42, Jim Vogel 42, Matt Freeze 42, Curt Custer 42. American Legion Thursday Night League 5/3 — B. Schlosser, G. Schlosser 122; P. Kleeman, M. Kleeman 120; S. Hippensteel, E. Bickel 112; D. Englehart, S. Marbach 109; L. LaLone, H, Shook 109; M. Deetz, V. Wells 107; Jim Shipe, John Shipe Jr. 105; D. Pfeiffer, M. Demske 102; D. Daniel, T. Costin 102; S. Hyde, E. Utermark 102; J. Grawcock, F. Demske 96; M. Richardson, T. Armstrong 94; D. VanDerbosch, J. Dudash 93; H. Branscum, R. Sholl 92; S. Shipe, Jeff Shipe 91; K. Webb, M. Gerig 91; M. Traxler, D. Lochner 87; D. Shafer, D. Blaker 84; M. Anderson, M. Hensinger 83; M. Walker, K. Sibery 83; T. Cook, C. Fater 79; W. Warstler, S. Wilson 77; J. Likes, D. McDonald 76; B. Webb, M. Morton 76; B. Warstler, R. Woodward 75; B. Mills, G. Kleeman 71; B. Miller, D. Collins 66; J. Cummins, H. Jackson 66. Low scores: Pat Kleeman 38, Tom Armstrong 41, Mark Demske 42, Ed Utermark 42, Bruce Schlosser 43, Steve Shipe 43, Steve Marbach 43, Dave Collins 43.


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DNR to monitor bass tournaments in 2012 From Staff Reports ANGOLA — Bass fishing appears to be improving, says Indiana Department of Natural Resources data from monitoring bass tournaments. And that monitoring of tournaments will continue this year, including on lakes in Steuben and Noble counties, among others in northern Indiana. The DNR will monitor bass fishing tournaments at 10 northern Indiana natural lakes this spring and summer as part of a twoyear study of the effect of current fishing regulations on bass populations and fishing success. Biologists with the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife will count and measure bass brought to weigh-ins by tournament anglers. Monitoring the tournaments provides information on bass abundance, size and health, as well as data on angler participation levels and bass catch rates, said a DNR news release. The information is used to track longterm changes in bass populations. Lakes on this year’s list include Barbee, Chapman, Dewart and Tippecanoe in

Kosciusko County; Crooked and James in Steuben County; Waldron in Noble County; Manitou in Fulton County; Pine/Stone in LaPorte County; and Koontz in Starke County. Unlike at state-owned lakes in Indiana, DNR permits are not required at these 10 lakes to host fishing tournaments. Consequently, no system is in place for tournament organizers to report their results. DNR biologists monitored 10 events last year at six lakes in Steuben, Marshall and Kosciusko counties. Preliminary results indicate bass fishing is improving in northern Indiana’s natural lakes. Last year anglers fished an average of 3.7 hours for every legal-size bass they brought to the weigh-ins. They took 5.9 hours to catch a legal-size bass 10 years ago. Legal-size bass are at least 14 inches long. Although tournament anglers fished 67 hours for every trophy-size bass they brought to weigh-ins last year, that figure was better than the 125 hours anglers needed to catch a trophysize bass 10 years ago. Trophy-size bass are at least 18 inches long.

Shipe golf benefit set GARRETT — A Mulligans for Jenny golf outing is planned Saturday, Aug. 11 at Garrett Country Club to help pay medical expenses for Jennifer Leffler Shipe. The day will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The event is sponsored by Family and Friend of Jenny Shipe to help give her “an extra shot at a healthy life.” Cost is $50 per player, $200 for a foursome. Hole sponsorship is $75 and $100 as hospitality cart sponsor. Contact Shirley Shipe at 925-3274 or by email at for more information.

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DeKalb Health strengthened its growing partnership with the Judy A. Morrill (JAM) Recreation Center in Garrett through a donation of fitness equipment that included four treadmills valued at $10,000. Standing atop the treadmills are, from left, JAM Recreation Center executive director Cheryl Karr, DeKalb Health Foundation director Anna Nixon, DeKalb Health manager of physical and occupational therapy Angie Vogel and DeKalb Health director of wellness and rehabilitation Jamie Leeper. Through a partnership to help expand the center’s capabilities, DeKalb Health provides physical, occupational and aquatic therapy services on-site.

DeKalb Health donates fitness equipment to center GARRETT — DeKalb Health has donated of fitness equipment valued at $10,000 to the Judy A. Morrill (JAM) Recreation Center in Garrett. The donation of four new treadmills was made possible by a grant presented from the DeKalb Health Foundation to DeKalb Health, a portion of which went to purchase equipment destined for the JAM Recreation Center. The new equipment helped to expand the Center’s capabilities and is part of a larger, strategic partnership between the two organizations. Through the partnership, DeKalb

Health provides physical, occupational and aquatic therapy services on-site at the JAM Center. “We are very proud of our partnership with DeKalb Health and grateful for the important role they play in the health and wellness of our community,” JAM Center executive director Cheryl Karr said. “The donation of this equipment, along with ongoing therapy services on-site, has helped to provide the residents of DeKalb County with another key wellness and rehabilitation resource.” Therapy services DeKalb Health makes available at JAM Center include

aquatic therapy, sports rehabilitation. exercise programs, spinal stability programs, total joint replacement therapies, stroke therapy, orthopedic and pediatric diagnoses, private treatment rooms, individualized treatment programs and more. “It is a fundamental part of our mission to ensure access to wellness, rehabilitation and activity programs for as many people in our community as possible, and our partnership with the JAM Center plays an important role in that pursuit,” DeKalb Health president and CEO Kirk Ray said. “Our on-site therapy services at the JAM Center,

SPORTS ROUND-UP excelled in different areas for us. Combined they have scored over 260 points for us so far this year. It’s been great to coach them for four years and we are hoping the next month holds a lot of great things for them.”

Girls track Railroaders top Central Noble GARRETT — Garrett was a 78-43 winner in a dual meet against Central Noble Thursday. Jordyn Knott (high jump, long jump, low hurdles) and Brandi Dawson (100, 200 and 400) were both triple winners to lead Garrett. Laura Moynahan won the shot put and discus, and Ariel McCoy took first place in the 1,600 and 3,200. The Railroader 4x800 team of Becca Oliver, Dawson, McCoy and Amanda Stump was also first. “Brandi Dawson was dominant tonight,” Garrett coach Bob Lapadot said. “I knew she was capable of dominating meets, and tonight she had that edge about her that she was not going to get beat.” Garrett celebrated its senior night with the win. I have not coached a better collective group of seniors,” Lapadot said. “They all ➤ GARRETT MIDDLE

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DeKalb Democrats growing

DeKalb County GARRETT — in doubled in size Democrats have the group’s chair, the last year, and he couldn’t be Mark Payton, said

happier. came to More than 80 people for the area’s show their support Saturday Democratic candidates annual night at the group’sDinner at Jefferson-JacksonClub. Garrett Country is happy that Payton said he getting involved, new people are continue to build and he hopes to in the the party’s visibility community. year to help “This is a building for next Democratic candidates year,” Payton said. Third Democrats welcomed class candidate 4-H Air Pistol District congressional of Fort Wayne Dr. Tom Hayhurst2006, Hayhurst starts Thursday County to the dinner. In of the district’s AUBURN — DeKalb will begin its carried 46 percent 4-H Shooting sports Discipline on vote against Republican Souder. After 2009 4-H Air Pistol incumbent Mark the district p.m. in the Thursday at 6:30 several meetings, Hayhurst again. Auburn. Exhibit Hall in sign up decided to recruit person for all Participants may or guardian is “He’s the right said Third Thursday. A parent the right reasons,” permission and Photo Contributed Darland. required to sign District chair Carmen in doing the she health papers. is open to any “He really believes of the 1,722 books of the day.” of The program 12 thing at the end performposes with someput SCAN over its goal right through 4 Walter in grades good families youth in “He had a very out,” Darland student Samantha (SCAN). Walter helped go to needy school year. It The books will and Neglect during the current evenings at the Garrett High School ance his first time Child Abuse Me book collection drive. will meet Thursday15 through Dec. collected for Stop To said. during its Read Ross of Auburn Exhibit Hall, Oct. 15,000 books Attorney Codie dinner with his Indiana. 17, except on Thanksgiving. and individual northeast also attended the He is running for Gun safety skillsthe focus of the wife, Stephanie. are seat for shooting skills which is the state representative 52 and District Air Pistol program, House Indiana controlled he calls “common taught in a very to 4-H promotes what resolution that It send the development. situation, accordingis $20 for “If you adopt a sense” government. as a teacher “It expedites things. as county an officials. The cost for advanced DeKalb both to prospects Ross, 32, worked becoming a makes the entire area, you $15 a right signal, AUBURN — The before beginners and includes use of companies,” Monday adopted economic revitalization for nine years His two biggest well as existing to say, in good County Council members, which are going to havewood lot, every declares the entire lawyer in 2007. economy and lesson materials. Eberhart said. measure does not resolution that equipment and first-year Air revitalization faith, that every residential area concerns are the he believes are He noted the in county an economic Completion of Air the county’s authority farm field, every education, which obsolesthe fall only) or diminish of in (held area. Pistol allow the county considering tax-abatement is a requiremeets this definition “I think it’s closely linked. leaving our The move will said. requests Rifle (held in winter) “Our kids are cence,” Walter .22 Rifle and requests. still not returning, to consider tax-abatement ment for both which will be said Galen patently absurd.”the council may community and offer highDevelopment projects “in one fell swoop,” other county Muzzleloading, Stuckey said of the DeKalb of because we don’t said. “I’ve got would go before the definitions Eberhart, director Development boards, and offered next summer. contact consider any of skilled jobs,” Ross area zoning and planning I want to keep County Economic For more information, would take place an economic revitalization great neighbors. Jessup, 837-7376. public hearings council attorney the resolution. Partnership. instructor Jess council must when considering have to meet them.” before approval, at the Council’s said he hopes Currently, the sites as not If elected, Ross The area does definitions Stuckey said funding and declare individual areas when Don Chili supper planned each one of the statute, he noted. to address educationalRoss also September meeting. Council The Garretteconomic revitalization presented in the GARRETT — student assessments. the Auburn Common said the law and new considering tax-abatement Schools Character Walter to fight for jobs the whole The council approved Keyser-Butler member Mike the term of the to intendsof industry — such as requests. Declaring will host a chili revitalization area will resolution, with types Counts! program Oct. 16, area not — in his defining economic county a revitalization obsolescence, economic revitalization shipping and biomedical step and save supper on Friday, The chili will areas speaks of eliminate that p.m. substandard exceed three years. industries the 30district. beginning at 6 each of the the woods, businesses and a tax deterioration, in need of to “I our neck of when requesting be served next We are buildings and areas process Memorial behind. at day we’ve been left concession stands Cost is $2.50 abatements. past. We are very victims of our Field that evening. Ross said. one automotive-rooted,” per bowl. all our eggs in said. “And we’ve put prepared, Yoder have selections publicly. basket.” “We hope to his “bluebeen revealed first of the year,” Mayor of Ross referenced that his father made by their Monday, Auburn AUBURN — Selections samples council. collar roots,” noting P.O. 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Garrett 78, Central Noble 43 100 — 1. Dawson (Gar) 13.8, 2. Martinez (Gar) 14.1. 200 — 1. Dawson (Gar) 29.3, 3. Martinez (Gar) 31.0. 400 — 1. Dawson (Gar) 1:05.3. 800 — 1. Bockes (CN) 2:32. 2. Stump (Gar) 2:49, 3. Oliver (Gar) 2:57. 1,600 — 1. McCoy (Gar) 6:00, 2. Stump (Gar) 6:32. 3,200 — 1. McCoy (Gar), 2. Hood (Gar). 100 intermediate hurdles — 1. Forker (CN) 14.5, 2. Creager (Gar) 16.1. 300 low hurdles — 1. Knott (Gar), 3. Martinez (Gar). 4x100 — 1. CN 1:01. 4x400 — 1. CN. 4x800 — 1. Garrett (Oliver, Dawson, McCoy, Stump) 10:58. Shot put — 1. Moynahan (Gar), 3. Sutton (Gar) 23-5.

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Discus — 1. Moynahan (Gar), 3. Sutton (Gar). Long jump — 1. Knott (Gar), 2. Gibson (Gar). High jump — 1. Knott (Gar) 5-2.

Boys track Frickey breaks record in win GARRETT — Todd Frickey broke Garrett’s 200meter dash record to highlight a 70-53 dual meet victory at Central Noble Thursday. Frickey’s winning time of 22.44 was a hundredth of a second better than the old record of 22.45, set by Brent Burniston in 1995. Frickey also won the 100 for Garrett. Drake Landes was a triple winner with victories in both hurdles races and the long jump. Robert Deventer won the discus and Patrick Chester took the high jump. Garrett’s 4x100 team of Gabe Gunion, Chase Hall, Dakota Yarde and Jamison Wisel also finished first. Garrett 70, Central Noble 53 100 — 1. Frickey (Gar) 11.1, 3. Hall (Gar) 12.3. 200 — 1. Frickey (Gar) 22.44. 400 — 1. Leatherman (CN) 53.9. 800 — 1. Pounds (CN) 2:17.1, 2. Slabaugh (Gar) 2:17.6, 3. Foster (Gar) 2:18. 1,600 — 1. Smith (CN) 4:37, 2. Somers (Gar) 5:02, 3. Foster (Gar) 5:03. 3,200 — 1. Smith (CN), 2. Somers (Gar), 3. Lantz (Gar). Friday

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110 high hurdles — 1. Landes (Gar) 17.0, 2. Yarde (Gar) 17.7. 300 intermediate hurdles — 1. Landes (Gar) 41.7, 2. Yarde (Gar) 47.4, 3. VandeZande (Gar) 48.4. 4x100 — 1. Garrett (Gunion, Hall, Yarde, Wisel) 54.9. 4x400 — 1. CN (Pounds, Smith, Rice, Leatherman). 4x800 — 1. CN (Pounds, Collins, Gaff, Smith) 9:27. Shot put — 1. Johns (CN), 2. Christensen (Gar), 3. Meehan (Gar). Discus — 1. Deventer (Gr) 151-6, 3. Colwell (Gar) 101-3. Long jump — 1. Landes (Gar) 192 1/4, 2. VandeZande (Gar) 16-9 1/4, 3. Chester (Gar) 168 3/4. High jump — 1. Chester (Gar) 5-10, 3. Gunion (Gar) 5-8.

Softball Garrett downs South Adams GARRETT — Garrett defeated South Adams 4-1 in an Allen County Athletic Conference game Friday. Britmarie Yarian pitched a four-hitter with three strikeouts, and was perfect over the last four innings for Garrett (10-8 overall, 3-2 ACAC). Garrett scored twice in the fourth to take the lead on an RBI single by Rachel Stafford and an RBI groundout by Sam Yoder. Stafford had a single to start the sixth for Garrett. The Railroaders went on to score twice on a run-scoring groundout by Amber Poling and a wild pitch. Thursday, Garrett won 97 in 10 innings at Bluffton. The Railroaders rallied from


a 7-2 deficit with the help of a five-hit effort by Ashley Morris, who had two doubles. Yoder’s two-run single snapped a tie for Garrett in the top of the 10th. The Tigers led 7-2 after scoring six times in the fourth inning. Stafford’s RBI single cut the deficit to 7-3 in the fifth, and consecutive run-scoring hits by Morris, Emily Somers and Stafford got Garrett within 7-6 in the sixth. Poling started the seventh with a pinch-hit double, and Katie DePew drove in the tying run with a hit later in the inning.

Baseball Railroaders down Starfires GARRETT — Garrett defeated South Adams 13-6 in an Allen County Athletic Conference game Friday. Andrew Johnson, Brandon Porter, Garrett Moon and Noah Follett all had doubles as part of a 14-hit attack for the Railroaders. Andrew Robinson was the winning pitcher and James Weber earned a save.

Golf Leo JVs top Garrett, Heritage LEO-CEDARVILLE — Leo shot 180 to 186 for Garrett and 227 for Heritage in a three-way junior varsity match Tuesday. Garrett’s Vince Marshall was the medalist with a 42 and Jacob LaTurner fired a 43. Other Garrett scores were


Shae Rowlison 49, Jarid Adams 52 and Drew Graham 59. Adam Freeby had a 43 to lead Leo. Conner Burton was low for Heritage with a 54.

Garrett second in quad WOODBURN — Garrett took third place in an Allen County Athletic Conference quad meet at Pond-A-River Thursday. Heritage won with 157, Leo had 163, Garrett shot 164 and host Woodlan had 171. Bennett Rieke of Garrett and Nick Bienz shot 37s to share medalist honors. Other Garrett scores were Karsten Cooper 41, Cameron Stockdale 42, Noah Getts 44 and Zach Sarrazine 45. Sean Bock led Leo with a 38 and Logan Braaten shot a 39 to pace Woodlan.

Youth lessons offered GARRETT — Garrett Country Club will offer youth golf lessons beginning the week of June 11. Classes will be weekly sessions through mid-July ending with a tournament for each age group. The program has expanded to include a middle school clinic for seventh- and eighth-graders. Cost is $50-$75 per child. Forms are available at Garrett Country Club. Registration and payment deadline is June 1. For more information, contact Amy Demske at the club at 357-5165 or



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