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NEWS IN BRIEF Healthcare clinic closed next week AUBURN — St. Martin’s Healthcare will be closed the week of Oct. 28 at its temporary location at DeKalb Health in Auburn. The clinic is preparing to reopen Monday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m. and resume its regular hours at its renovated permanent home at 1359 S. Randolph St., Garrett. The clinic has operated from the Auburn site since a fire on March 29 gutted the Garrett office. A community open house at the free clinic’s renovated office is planned for a later date.

County Veterans Day Parade is Nov. 9 GARRETT — The DeKalb County Veteran’s Day Parade is planned in Garrett on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. The parade will begin at the Garrett American Legion Post 178, 515 W. Fifth Ave. and end at the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 118 N. Cowen St. Line up will be at noon at the Legion. The parade will travel east on Fifth Ave., then north on Cowen St. to the VFW Post where auxiliary members will host a luncheon.

Miller’s Harvest Supper is tonight GARRETT — The staff of Miller’s Merry Manor is Garrett will host a Harvest Supper on Thursday, Oct. 24 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The meal of homemade vegetable soup, bread and pie is $5 for adults. Under age three are free. Tickets are on sale at Miller’s Merry Manor, 1367 S. Randolph St., Garrett. All proceeds will benefit the J.E. Ober Boomerang Backpack program and the school’s Camp Discovery scholarships.

G-K-B school board to meet Monday GARRETT — The GarrettKeyser-Butler school board will meet in regular session Monday at 6 p.m. in high school room 120. Agenda items include recommendations to approve: • 2014 school budget; • Superintendent employment contract; • Anti-Bully Policy #3067, first reading; • Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act resolution; • Dennis Stockdale, Tonya Weaver, Matt Smith, Lucas Fielden and Kristi Surfus to attend the AASA National Conference on Education located in Nashville, Tenn. from Feb. 13-15, 2014; • Martin Riley Architects-Engineers proposal for roof consulting services for the J.E Ober and old section of the high school; • 2013-2014 Title I & 2013-2014 NESP grant awards; • FFA National Convention field trip in Louisville, Ky. from Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 2013; and • A proposal offering criminal justice course at Garrett High School.

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Council approves pay ordinances By Sue Carpenter GARRETT — After weeks of budget committee meetings, the Garrett Common Council adopted three wage and salary ordinances at a special session Tuesday. At its Oct. 15 meeting, council members unanimously approved an ordinance giving a 3 percent pay hike for elected officials that would include Clerk-Treasurer

Marcie Conkle only, excluding the mayor and council members. That measure was adopted 5-0 Tuesday. At the previous meeting, Councilman Brad Stump asked for up to 5 percent increases for city employees and appointed officers and for police and fire department members if it fit within their department budgets without raising customer rates or taxes. Conkle and City Attorney Dan

Brinkerhoff prepared amended ordinances for Tuesday’s session showing 4 and 5 percent increases, but only the original 3 percent ordinance was introduced in both cases. Stump and Councilwoman Amanda Charles again voted against the 3 percent raise for city employees in favor of larger pay hikes. The measure narrowly passed 3-2.

Legion leader ready for year of service By Sue Carpenter GARRETT — As one of 12 national vice-commanders of the American Legion, Bob Newman, 65, of Garrett has a lot of ground to cover in the coming months. The US Navy veteran was elected during its national convention in late August in Houston to help lead the 2.4-million-member American Legion, the nation’s largest veterans organization. Newman took his oath of office after being unanimously elected by delegates Aug. 29. The last time this area had a national vice commander was in the 1960s. There are three living national vice commanders from the state — four counting Newman.

Returning from the war Newman moved to Fort Wayne following discharge from the U.S. Navy in 1969. He came to Garrett to visit his father, Lloyd “Walter” Newman who served as a medic in World War II. “My grandfather said my dad was up at the Legion, so I went up there to see him,” Newman said. At the time, the Legion was downtown on Randolph St. but a new building was under construction on West Fifth Ave. The old hall was on the ground floor and the bar was on the second story, “because way back in the ‘20s or ‘30s, non-profits could not have their bars be seen from the street,” Newman said. “So you either had to go up or below the street.” The bricks that make up the front of the new building came from the old post, he said. “Dad said he would sign me up for the first year” of Legion membership. “’After that it’s on your head,’” his dad told him.

First offices Newman ran for his first office as historian in 1973, At that time, the local post

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National vice commander of the American Legion Bob Newman was presented the Distinguished Hoosier award from Gov. Mike Pence, Indiana’s second-highest honor. had seven delegates and enough members to have seven alternates to state convention. Newman and his buddy, Denny Blaker tied for the last spot, so they flipped a coin to see who would be the seventh alternate — which Newman won. After his recently election to the national post, Blaker emailed Newman the message — “not bad for being seventh alternate.” Newman has held offices at every level of The American Legion, including department (state) commander of Indiana, northern vice commander of Indiana, Americanism Commission chairman of Indiana, department Children and Youth Commission chairman, Internal

Affairs Commission chairman and Rehabilitation Commission chairman. Nationally, he has served on the Veterans Preference and National Insurance committees. Newman said there is rarely competition for the various offices. “For the most part the Legion is helping veterans, so there is really no competition — the ideals are the same — to help veterans,” he said.

Military service Newman enlisted in the U.S. Navy on his 17th birthday in 1965. He served as a radar man Legion, Page 4

Tri Kappa hosting first garage sale Saturday GARRETT — Garrett Tri Kappa Sorority is hosting its first fall garage sale on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 8:3o a.m. to 1 p.m. in the J.E. Ober Elementary School cafeteria. Enter door No. 4. Fall coats, clothing, Christmas ideas, toys and much more will be offered.


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A video gaming trailer will be featured from 1-4 p.m. during Saturday’s Fall Fest at Feick Park, sponsored by the Garrett Public Library and DeKalb Horseman’s Association.

Garrett library plans Fall Fest Saturday GARRETT — The 2013 Garrett Public Library’s annual Free Fall Fest is set for Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-4 p.m. Due to construction at the library, the event will be held at Feick Park on South Cowen St. The DeKalb County Horsemen’s Association will be offering horse and wagon rides and a Meet the Horses program. Antique farm equipment will be on display, and lunch will be

served from an authentic chuck wagon. The third annual Small Dog Dash will be held at 1 p.m. with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. Registration forms for the race are available at Garrett State Bank and at the library. Jay Fox Band will provide live music, and a costume parade for children is set for 2 p.m. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held during the afternoon,

and the Garrett Police will lead demonstrations with K-9 officers. Special attractions for children will include a bounce house and a gaming trailer. Many local organizations are taking part in this event by hosting carnival games, snacks and cookie decorating. There is no cost to attend the event, but some items will be available for purchase during the day.

Councilman Todd Sattison noted additional benefits were put in place that make the 3 percent increase more attractive to the city workers. Stump also cast a negative vote for a 3 percent pay increase for the police and fire department, again in favor of a larger increase. The special session was needed to meet the Oct. 31 deadline for the wage and salary ordinances.

Garrett man sentenced on charges of sexual misconduct By Amy Oberlin ANGOLA — A Garrett man was sentenced Monday to four 12-year sentences for repeated sexual misconduct with a minor. Nicolas D. Duesler, 28, was found guilty of four Class B felony counts by a Steuben County jury on Sept. 26. He was held in Steuben County Jail pending his sentencing hearing, and now will be remanded to the Indiana Department of Corrections. Judge William Duesler Fee took Steuben County Probation Department’s recommendation and sentenced Duesler to 12 years on each count, with two years on each suspended and a total of six years probation after he is released from prison. With Indiana good time credit, his served term would be 16 years. He received credit for 263 days already served in jail, though he did not get credit for the time he served under a contempt of court sentence leveled by Judge Randy Coffey at Duesler’s initial hearing. Due to Duesler’s disrespect, which included numerous expletives, Coffey originally told him to serve two years for contempt. Duesler served about a month before Coffey accepted a time-served term and allowed him to post $50,000 bail at the request of his Fort Wayne attorney Samuel Bolinger. Family members, a jail Bible study leader and a Garrett pastor spoke on the witness stand in Duesler’s behalf. Bolinger asked the judge to consider the low end of the sentencing spectrum to allow Duesler time on probation to be active in his segue from prison back into society. Fee said Duesler’s support system was admirable, but three major aggravating circumstances were apparent, including an extensive criminal record. Fee said efforts made in the Florida justice system to provide alternative sentencing and opportunities for Duesler to help himself were largely unsuccessful. The majority of Duesler’s criminal past is in Florida. He was living in Angola, between an apartment he kept on Washington Street and the Broad Street home of his girlfriend and her family. The victim was his girlfriend’s niece. Prosecutor Michael Hess pointed out that the girl was in Duesler’s care when he forced her to have sexual intercourse with him. While she was 14 years old at the time, experts who testified during the jury trial said she had the mental capacity of an 8-yearold. The case was filed Sept. 28, 2012, after the girl’s parents became aware of the activity. Duesler was arrested in early October 2012. Duesler will be prohibited from having any contact with the girl during his probation term, which includes special rules for sex offenders. He was fined $1. Bolinger said Duesler plans to appeal the sentence. As he was paid by Duesler’s family members, Bolinger withdrew from the case and the state office of the public defender will handle the appeal.


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Learning Link offers tour of Impact Institute KENDALLVILLE — Impact Institute will host an open house for DeKalb County parents and business and community leaders on Wednesday, Oct. 30, starting at its site at 1607 E. Dowling St., Kendallville. Guests have three options for attending: • Option 1 — 8:30 a.m. to noon, touring areas where Welding, Precision Machining, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts, Criminal Justice, CAD and Automotive Technology are taught. • Option 2 — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., touring areas where Auto Body, Construction Trades, Interactive Media, Marine Mechanics, Primary Health Care and Health Occupations are taught. • Option 3 — 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., touring all of Impact Institute’s career and technical education programs. With each option, Impact Institute’s Culinary Arts Depart-

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Among the many career and technical programs offered, students can learn precision machining skills and receive a certificate at Impact Institute, formerly the Four County Area Vocational Cooperative. ment will provide a working lunch for DeKalb County visitors from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Learning Link, an education

LOCAL NEWS Line dancing at Legion Friday

GARRETT — The Garrett Parks and Recreation Authority is sponsoring Halloween activities in Eastside Park on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-9 p.m. A movie, “Hotel Transylvania” will be shown at dark. Bring chairs and dress for the weather. Trick-or-treat in Garrett will be Thursday, Oct. 31 in downtown from 4-5 p.m. and citywide from 5-7 p.m.

GARRETT— Kessler Kountry Line Dancing will provide entertainment Friday from 7-11 p.m. at Garrett American Legion Post 178, 515 W. Fifth Ave. The event is free and open to the public. Visit for upcoming events.

GARRETT — The Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is selling a Community Days coupon book for Carson’s Department Store at Glenbrook Mall in Fort Wayne. The coupon booklets cost $5 apiece and offer a $10 off coupon, plus a 25 percent off shopping pass, 30 percent off early bird coupon, web-exclusive offers and coupons with fewer exclusions. The coupons are valid Nov. 15 and 16. The booklets are available at the JAM Center, 1200 E. Houston St., Garrett, from any board or staff member, by phoning 357-1917 or online at http://


of DeKalb County employers. Other Learning Link teams focus on early childhood learning, third-grade literacy and parenting education. Learning Link’s overall vision, as an education initiative of the Community Foundation, is improving the quality of life for people of all ages in DeKalb County through continuous learning. For more information or to RSVP, people are asked to send email to Judy Sorg at JSorg@, or call 260-925-0311, by Friday, indicating a time option of choice, No. 1, 2 or 3. There is no cost to attend the tour.. Impact Institute is a coalition of schools that support career and technical education for adults and youth in DeKalb, Steuben, LaGrange, Noble and Whitley counties for the purposes of employment, re-employment or enhanced employment.

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Coalition are working together to coordinate the tours of career, technical and adult education programs offered to DeKalb County residents by Impact Institute, formerly Four County Area Vocational Cooperative. “A well trained work force is central to prosperity in northeast Indiana,” said Ken McCrory, director of the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership. “Regrettably, local industries are reporting difficulty in finding workers in skilled and technical areas such as CNC operators, maintenance workers and engineers. Impact Institute is responding to this need with a broad range of career and technical programs for both traditional and nontraditional students.” One area of focus for Learning Link’s School-business Partnerships and Adult Education and Training teams has been raising the level of education in ways that assist in meeting the needs

Live music at Eagles Saturday GARRETT — Dan Dickerson will provide live music at the Garrett Eagles Saturday from 6:30-10:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Eagles home is located at 220 S. Randolph St.

Legion Auxiliary hosting bazaar GARRETT — The Garrett American Legion Auxiliary is sponsoring a bazaar Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the post, 515 W. Fifth Ave. Profits from the event go to the Children and Youth and Veterans funds. For vendor information, contact Rosey Newman at 260-226-0290 or rosey., or Barbara Parker at 260-4904374.

LAOTTO — Two drivers were injured Monday morning when a car collided with a truck at the intersection of S.R. 3 and S.R. 205, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department report. Police said Samantha Becker, 20, of Kendallville was heading south on S.R. 3 about 8:56 a.m. when she failed to stop for a red light at the intersection. The front right corner of Becker’s 2000 Ford Taurus hit the front left area of a 2009 International Dura Star driven by R.L. Young, 54, of Columbia City, who was heading east on S.R. 205 and had the right of way, police said. Becker’s Taurus came to rest in the northbound turn lane of S.R. 3 facing southwest, and the Dura Star came to rest at the south side

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Both drivers were injured Monday morning when this car and truck collided at the intersection of S.R. 3 and S.R. 205 in LaOtto, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said. of the intersection facing southwest, police said. Becker suffered a bruise to the chest, and Young complained of dizziness at the scene. Both were taken to Parkview Regional

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Medical Center at Fort Wayne for treatment. The Taurus was a total loss, while damage to the Dura Star was estimated at $5,000, police said. Police cited Becker for

allegedly disregarding a stop signal. LaOtto Fire Rescue, DeKalb EMS, Indiana State Police and the Garrett Police Department assisted at the scene.

POLICE NEWS Officers arrest six AUBURN — Local police officers arrested six people Sunday through Tuesday, according to DeKalb County Jail records. Kassandra Perkins, 20, of the 200 block of West Garfield Street, Ashley, was arrested Sunday at 7:46 p.m. by the Auburn Police Department on a charge of possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor. Brandon Rhodes, 20, of the 200 block of East Main Street, Butler, was arrested Sunday at 8:41 p.m. by the Butler Police Department on a charge of dealing in methamphetamine, a Class A felony. Courtney Shepherd, 29, of the 200 block of South Guilford Street, Garrett, was arrested Monday at 6:12

p.m. by the Auburn Police Department on a charge of theft, a Class D felony. Marc Young, 22, of the 400 block of East Houston Street, Garrett, was arrested Monday at 6:56 p.m. by the Garrett Police Department for alleged failure to appear for a probation violation. Kelli R. Erexson, 23, of the 1100 block of Ralph Street, Auburn, was arrested Tuesday at 3:21 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. Tobias D. Bella, 34, of the 3100 block of North Elgin, Muncie, was arrested Tuesday at 3:39 p.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department on a warrant charging him with theft, a Class D felony.

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Garrett shuts out Hornets, vies for NEIAC title in ’63 50 years ago The Garrett Railroaders shellacked Angola 18-0 on the local field to remain unbeaten and in line for the NEIAC title with New Haven. Dave Steward ran the ball four plays to move the ball to the Hornets’ one-yard line. Fullback Rick Lewis ran the final yard for the first TD. George Hathaway and Larry Warstler scored the other goals. PAT efforts failed all three times. The win put the Big Train one notch from its first undefeated and untied season in its 47 years, and the first time since 1948 to move to the finals unbeaten. The team would face county rival Auburn in its final game under coach Dick Capin for a sixth straight chance for conference honors. The United Fund reached a third of its goal with a total of nearly $20,000 collected in Auburn and Garrett campaigns. Nearly $2,000 more was reported from Waterloo but not yet added to the audit. Rieke Metal Products added to the cause by offering payroll deductions for employees wishing to add to the campaign. James Cordell, the vice president of sales for Crane-Edmund Corp. near Butler said the proposed expansion of the DeKalb County airport was needed to keep the area in pace with commerce and industry. Cordell noted 18 individual business firms or corporate

while compiling 427 yards on offense, 304 on the ground and 123 through the air. The victory gave the county rivals the first undefeated season in the history of DeKalb High School. The injury-laden Railroaders dressed four freshmen for the game and on the last offensive of the game, the Garrett ninth-graders made up the backfield. The last three buidings at the corner of King and Randolph streets came down in late October. The site would be cleared of all rubble and prepared for construction. Members of the Lions Club assisted in erecting signs at the four entrances to Garrett. Helping with the project were Mayor Charles Davis, first vice president Jack Gibson, president Kurt Doughtery, second vice president Tom Drzewiecki and project chairman Floyd 25 years ago Fetter. Scott Bishop shared his Tickers Little Spellbound, collection of baseball cards owned by Teresa Smith during a Hobby Night at the of Holiday Lakes, was Garrett Public Library. More the 5-Gaited Saddlebred than 100 people attended the Champion at the Illinois State Fair. event. Jerry Egolf and Teresa Wiant were chosen Editor’s note — Ted homecoming king and queen Custer was incorrectly and honored during halftime given credit for a TD in of the Garrett/DeKalb the 1988 NECC Garrett/ football game in October Eastside championship 1988. football game reported in The state-ranked this column last week. His DeKalb Barons shut out brother, Tim, was the player the Railroaders 43-0 on to receive a 14-yard toss for homecoming night on the Big Train’s only score. Memorial Field. The The Railroaders fell to the powerful Baron defense Blazers 29-7. stopped Garrett in its tracks divisions use the facilities on a regular basis, with many owning planes permanently based there. Gov. Matthew Welsh would speak at a ribbon-cutting ceremony LOOKING on Nov. 4 to officially BACK open a new Stories from section of The Garrett I-69 from Clipper DuPont archives Road north of Fort Wayne to Co.Rd. 11-A. County commissioners Vern Myers, H. Earl Husselman and Cecil Fitch, along with Auburn Mayor H. Gerald Owen, Donald Mefford, president of the Auburn Chamber of Commerce, and Winslow VanHorne, chairman of the Chamber’s Good Roads Committee, were also scheduled to attend.

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GARRETT — Robert Hillegass, 82, of Garrett died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 at his home. Mr. Hillegass was a lifetime Garrett area resident. He retired from Mr. Hillegass the Penn Central/ Conrail Railroad after working 35 years as a railroad engineer. Mr. Hillegass was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was a member of the Fort Wayne American Legion and the Wright Patterson Air Force Base Club. He was born Sept.8, 1931, in Altona to Franklin and Della Mae (Tindle) Hillegass. He married Joan B. Windle in Kendallville on Dec. 6, 1958. She preceded him in death. Surviving are two daughters, Margaret “Peggy” (Ron) Snyder of Springfield, Ohio, and Barbara (Craig) Strock of Garrett; a son, Robert (Amy) Hillegass of Waterloo; two brothers, Guy Hillegass of Avilla and Charles Hillegass of Garrett; two sisters, Alma Riehm of Kendallvill and Mary Lou Edsall of Auburn; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also preceded in death by his parents,; a brother, Franklin “Junior” Hillegass; three sisters, Roberta Byers, Dorothy Griffin and Helen Bunn; and a great-grandson, Nicholas Hillegass. Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, with Pastor Dan White officiating. Visitation will be from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesday at Thomas Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to services on Thursday. Memorials are to Air Force Museum Foundation. To send a condolence or sign the online guestbook visit

GARRETT — Arlene J. Crager, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Garrett. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Waterloo, with Pastor Dean Morris officiating. Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery in rural Garrett. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the service. Memorials are to Living Waters Community Church, 711 S. Randolph St., Garrett, IN 46738.

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Lucille Morman ROTONDA WEST, Fla. — Lucille R. ‘‘Lucy’’ Morman, 90, of Rotonda West and formerly of Auburn died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at her home. Services were held in St. Francis of Assisi Church and burial was in Sarasota National Cemetery in Sarasota.

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BUTLER — Plina (O’Connor) Vires, 81, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at her home in Butler. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home,Waterloo. Burial will be in Butler Cemetery at Butler. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the DeKalb Health Foundation for Hospice.

CHURUBUSCO — Jack D. McConnell, 87, of Green Township died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the home of his son in Green Township. Services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with the Rev. Tim Grable, pastor of Sugar Grove Church of God, the facilitator. A military presentation by the U. S. Navy will follow. Visitation will be Friday from 2-7 p.m. Memorials are to REDS For Isaac (redsforisaac. com).

Lucille Eiter AUBURN — Lucille C. Eiter, 99, of Auburn died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m., with visitation one hour prior at Pinnington-McComb Funeral & Cremation Services, Auburn, with the Rev. Marcus J. Carlson officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne.

Mariellen Byerly ANGOLA — Mariellen (Walsh) Byerly, 88, died Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at Cameron Community Memorial Hospital in Angola. Services will be at noon Monday at the Weicht Funeral Home in Angola, with visitation from 10 a.m. to noon prior to the service. Burial will be in the

Noreen Castle WINTERVILLE, Ga. — Noreen McDermot Castle, 76, of Winterville and formerly of Garrett, died Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Arrangements were handled by Phoenix Funeral Services Inc., Conyers, Ga.

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Charles D. and Theresa J. Davis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 15. The couple were married in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ochsenfurt, Germany on Oct. 15, 1953. They have three children, five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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LEGAL NOTICE DEKALB COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ 2014 SCHEDULE January 6, 13, 27 February 3, 10, 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28 May 5, 12, 19 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11, 18, 25 September 8, 15, 22, 29 October 6, 13, 20, 27 November 3, 10, 17, 24 December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 All meeting times start at 8:30 a.m. GC,00357653,10/24,hspaxlp LEGAL NOTICE TO BIDDERS Sealed bids will be received by the Board of School Trustees of the Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools, DeKalb County, Indiana, in the Office of the Superintendent, 900 East Warfield Street, Garrett, Indiana, 46738 until 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Friday, November 8, 2013, for temporary loans to the Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools of up to $3,900,000 for the benefit of its General Fund, of up to $600,000 for the benefit of its Debt Service Fund, of up to $300,000 for the benefit of its Capital Projects Fund, and of up to $200,000 for the benefit of its Transportation Fund. The temporary loan proceeds will be utilized according to a mutually acceptable draw schedule. This will be for the period of January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. Bids for said loans shall be submit-

ted in a sealed envelope marked “Bids for Temporary Loans” and each bid shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the bidder showing that no collusion exists between such bidder and any other bidder for such loans. Bids will be opened at the time and place mentioned and awarded at the regular meeting of the Board of School Trustees on Monday, November 25, 2013, to the bidder or bidders offering to lend the money at the lowest rate of interest. Said loans will bear interest at a rate of not more than eight (8) percent per annum. The option to borrow the necessary amount as needed, and for the interest to apply to the particular amount borrowed, is reserved by the Board of School Trustees. The note or notes will be paid out of the proceeds of taxes levied in 2013 payable in 2014 and state tuition support distributions, for it General Fund and/or Debt Service Fund and/or Transportation Fund and/or Capital Projects Fund. The full amount of said note or notes consummated shall be due and payable on or before December 31, 2014. The Board of School Trustees reserves the right to reject any and all bids and to waive any informalities and/or irregularities in any bids. Anthony L. Griffin Secretary Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools Board of School Trustees August 27, 2013 GC,00357271,10/24,31,hspaxlp

PUBLIC NOTICE DEKALB COUNTY 2014 HOLIDAY SCHEDULE New Years Day Wednesday January 1, 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Monday January 20, 2014 Presidents’ Day Monday February 17, 2014 Good Friday Friday April 18, 2014 Election Day Tuesday May 6, 2014 Memorial Day Monday May 26, 2014 Independence Day Friday July 4, 2014 Labor Day Monday September 1, 2014 *Fair Day/Columbus** Friday September 26, 2014 Election Day Tuesday November 4, 2014 Veterans Day Tuesday November 11, 2014 Thanksgiving Thursday November 27, 2014 Friday November 28, 2014 Christmas Day Wednesday December 24, 2014 Thursday December 25, 2014 *Fair Day, will be a paid day off in Celebration of Columbus Day GC,00357649,10/24,hspaxlp

PUBLIC NOTICE 2014 COUNCIL MEETING AND SCHEDULE ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATIONS AND TRANSFERS Additionals Approved Due in Auditor’s Office Week Date Additional Due Newspaper Due Monday January 6, 2014 December 18, 2013 December 20, 2013 Monday February 3, 2014 January 15, 2014 January 17, 2014 Monday March 3, 2014 February 12, 2014 February 14, 2014 Monday April 7, 2014 March 19, 2014 March 21, 2014 Monday May 5, 2014 April 16, 2014 April 18, 2014 Monday June 2, 2014 May 14, 2014 May 16, 2014 Monday July 7, 2014 June 18, 2014 June 20, 2014 Monday August 4, 2014 July 16, 2014 July 18, 2014 Monday September 8, 2014 August 20, 2014 August 22, 2014 Monday October 6, 2014 September 17, 2014 September 19, 2014 Monday October 27, 2014 October 8, 2014 October 10, 2014 Monday December 8, 2014 November 19, 2014 November 21, 2014 Monday January 5, 2015 December 17, 2014 December 19, 2014

Publish Week December 27, 2013 January 24, 2014 February 21, 2014 March 28, 2014 April 25, 2014 May 23, 2014 June 27, 2014 July 25, 2014 August 29, 2014 September 26, 2014 October 17, 2014 November 28, 2014 December 26, 2014 GC,00357651,10/24,hspaxlp


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Learning Link teams report progress AUBURN — Learning Link DeKalb County hosted an open community meeting Oct. 14 at First United Methodist Church in Auburn. Approximately 60 people heard the most recent accomplishments of Learning Link’s five action teams. During the discussion, team members turned the tables and posed their most pressing questions to audience members, looking for input on meeting their team goals. In progress reports, parenting education reporter Melissa Eshbach announced that Indiana News Center will run the team’s parenting videos as public service announcements, perhaps as early as this month. Eshbach also stated that major revisions have been made to the parent resources brochure and website,, making the site more user-friendly to people seeking parenting programs. Revised brochures are being distributed and are also available from the website. Jerry Yoder, reporting for the adult education and training team, shared Feb. 27 as the date of a 2014 Career Development Expo being planned by the DeKalb Chamber Partnership, WorkOne Northeast, the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership and Learning Link adult education and training team. Their objective is to attract high school juniors and seniors, the under-employed and the unemployed. At the expo, students and adults can learn about present and future job openings in the area, along with corresponding education and skill requirements. Yoder asked audience members how to increase the number of high school

Middle School releases honor roll GARRETT — Garrett Middle School has released the first nine weeks honor roll.

Grade 6 All A Honor Roll — Mason Custer, Levi Follett, Janelle Garringer, Peyton Grigsby, Allison Herendeen, Adalyn Hickman, Olivia Randol, Nicholas Shatzer, Maggi Smurr, Payton Warfield, Sydney West and Erin Wichman.

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Discussing the preparation of youth for college and careers at Learning Link’s Oct. 14 community meeting are, from left, Matt Toth, DeKalb New Tech principal; Ken McCrory, director of the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership; and Kyle Kirby, DeKalb High School principal. students who attend the expo. DeKalb High School Principal Kyle Kirby responded, “We have to show students the relevance and be specific about how students will benefit.” The director of the DeKalb County Economic Development Partnership, Ken McCrory, asked the team to use the opportunity to educate students about career opportunities in manufacturing. “Kids are missing this at all levels of their education,” McCrory said. The progress of the School-Business Partnerships team was reported by Chris Straw and Becky Pfeffer. Straw noted “a significant increase in the number of students countywide with experiential learning opportunities; the number rose from 779 in 2011, to 1,031 in 2013. We’re seeing significant progress being made with businesses wanting to partner with schools.” Julia Tipton and Megan

Curtis, in their report for the Third-grade Literacy team, said they were “very happy with the increase in I-READ 3 scores,” though they cautioned that I-READ 3 provides only one piece of data. Countywide, 94 percent of third-grade students passed I-READ 3 in 2013. In later discussion of testing in schools, a parent in the audience said her children in fifth and sixth grades were becoming “test-weary.” Tipton, principal at McKenney-Harrison Elementary School in Auburn, said, “Different tests measure different things to give us a complete picture. In between that testing is really good instruction.” The Early Childhood team’s progress was reported by Deb Argast, who shared that the number of children entering kindergarten prepared for school success, based on the team’s readiness screening, had “plateaued” around 54

percent with no significant change from 2012 to 2013. Another question that drew discussion was: “What are the barriers to families accessing quality child care and education for their children?” Audience members cited a lack of awareness of the importance of early childhood education, lack of awareness of the options available for child care and education for young children, differing values, and stressed family budgets. At the meeting’s close, Judy Sorg, Learning Link director, announced that United Way is receiving resources that will enable them to provide leadership for coordinating efforts for DeKalb County children, ages birth to 3, in a way that supports the Early Childhood team’s goals. “We’re thrilled about the new collaboration and its possibilities,” Sorg said.

ular issues such as the recent government shutdown, but he does not speak to partisan issues. “We are allowed two official visits in each state, one is around a membership function, and the others can be for whatever,” Newman said. He will be attending meetings in Wisconsin in early November and marching in a Veterans Day parade. One of the roles of vice commander is to stand in for the national commander if he cannot attend an event. In the coming year, Newman is very excited to be attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery on Veteran’s Day. “That is quite an honor to participate,” he said, noting the president or vice president will be there. Being active in the American Legion is a family affair for the Newmans. Rosey served in several offices, including past national chaplain

with Auxiliary. She will accompany him on some of his travels. Their son, Chuck, is past state commander of Sons of the American Legion and Bob Jr. is past state assistant sergeant of Arms for the Sons.

All A-B Honor Roll — Alex Almanza, Ryanne Arambula, Audrey Asfour, Jarrett Bailey, Drake Beber, Trace Castator, Liberty Chaney, Allissa Chisholm, Hannah Coldiron, Hannah Collingsworth, Jacob Davis, Samantha DeWitt, Elizabeth Feightner, Clayton Fielden, Peige Firestone, Kaleb Hall, Ethan Harter, Ty Haupert, Kaya Helmkamp, Joshua Hutchins, Warren Joseph, Kaylee Martin, Leondra McKing, Victoria Morrow, Kalab Robertson, Brooklyn Runion, Natalee Sale, Chandler Shearer, Jadah Shroads, Tristan Taylor, Alivia Thrush, Maya VanBuskirk and Nicholas Yoder.

Grade 7 All-A Honor Roll — Irlene Bauman, Alexandra Baver, Rachel Beerbower, Cassidy Bigelow, Joshua Blessinger, Jade Crager, Jamie Crosby, Sarah Curry, Libbey Detcher, Dawes Dircksen, Pyper Dobson, Samuel Farney, Reese Furnish, Lindsay Hirchak, Madison Housel, Linda Laws, Ivy Morr, Allyssa Richie, Owen Walter, Sydney Weaver and Bryce Wilson. All A-B Honor Roll — Kennedy Barry, Camden Bodey, Logan Brewer, Makenzie Casselman, Kylie

Castator, Katline Cook, Abigail Dorton, Madison Evans, Ila Garrison, Natalee Garrison, Krystal Goble, Madison Guy, Ciera Halferty, Adrienne Hall, Chance Hinkle, Rebekah Huth, Marissalee Johnson, Olivia Kelham, Connor Kissinger, Courtney Klopfenstein, William Lay, Chloe Leach, Austin Leech, Eva Lindemann, Kobe Lucarelli, Avery Morrison, Brayden Neu, Alexxander Raske, Karter Reinoehl, Rebecca Rodman, Alissa Schott, Grace Shoudel, Caitlyn Stanton, Taygen Stevens, Breanna Swartz, Alexander Thomas, Layla Winters, Korbin Yarian and Sarah Ybarra.

Grade 8 All-A Honor Roll — Delaney Atkinson, Kaitlyn Combs, Ashtyn Custer, Beck Davis, Nichole Feightner, Hayden Greene, Makinna Grigsby, Chloe Hinkle, Sarah Lawrence, Landen Malloch, Casey Pontius, Cameron Smith, Hannah Sobieski, Mikayla Ward and Allison Wichman. All A-B Honor Roll — Juan Arambula, Carter Back, Keanu Bailey, Drake Baker, Grace Birkhold, Hailee Carothers, Schayla Cecil, Kendra Crupe, Cody Delong, Jacob Firestone, Jared Garringer, Dylan Goble, Samantha Gram, Jiah Harvest, Taylor Henkle, Cole Kelham, Rachael Lay, Alayna Lehman, Micah Malcolm, Senella Martinez, Nathan Maurer, Dillion McCann, Samson Nofzinger, Jordan Robison, Colin Shafer, Brayden Shearer, Rachel Shultz, Alexis Silva, Victoria Sisco, Caleb Smith, Tori Smith, Connor Stockdale, Cynthia Tapia, Madison Weimer, Alexis Wicker and Calvin Wilson.

Legion from Page 1 on the nuclear cruiser USS Long Beach — the first ship to ever shoot down an enemy plan with missiles, Newman recalls.

Official duties As vice commander, Newman has seven states under his jurisdiction — Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia. His block of states has the second highest number of members at 491,000 of the nation’s 2.4 million members. “A fairly large

group,” he said. Most of his activities are assigned by the Department Commander who has to make a formal request through the Indianapolis headquarters. National Commander Dan Dellinger of Vienna, Va., wants each of the vice commanders to be in every one of their states by the first of March 2014, Newman said. That includes visiting various Legions, department and national meetings, attending parades, speaking on what National Legion message might be on partic-

Pet Food Donation Drive Hosted by: Colton Weimer

Monday, Oct. 14-Monday, Oct. 28

Drop off any type of pet food or monetary donation at Garrett Veterinary Hospital 1334 S. Randolph St., Garrett Donations will be taken to the DeKalb County Humane Society for animals in need.

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Sat., Oct. 26 • 9 AM-1 PM $5 Per Shot At Target All sizes of shotgun ammo supplied (410-20-16-12 gauge). Ear protection also available. Ages 12-16 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian. 16-17 years must have parental consent.

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VA shuttle project As department commander in 2009, Newman led a project to provide shuttle vehicles for area veterans hospitals. Through brainstorming with his wife, Rosey, a volunteer at the VA hospital in Fort Wayne, his project evolved. She mentioned the parking lot there is huge and there are not nearly enough handicap spots for all who visit. Part of the project requires the department commanders to raise funds to cover any costs. After going through various designs, a six-person vehicle was designed with a price tag of nearly $10,000 apiece.

“The project resonated for the people,” Newman said. “We started with four, but got enough donated for seven,” he said. The Butler and New Haven posts each paid for a shuttle themselves. The project went so well, they were able to provide carts for hospitals in Fort Wayne, Marion, Louisville, Cincinnati and Chicago, and one at the Marion National Cemetery where cars not allowed. “One woman said that was the first time she was able to go back to her husband’s grave,” once the shuttle was added at the Marion National Cemetery.

Legion of today Newman said membership in the Legion is not growing with today’s veterans. “It is frustrating the Legion does not, for whatever reason — and we are trying everything, appeal to the younger veterans,” he said. “In my opinion, the younger vets, at some point, will join the American Legion or they will have to form a similar organization. “We have tried very hard to do what the Vietnam veterans didn’t get,” he said of recognizing the veterans. The Garrett Legion hosts a Yellow Ribbon welcome home ceremony if the family wants one — which includes


a homecoming parade for returning military from deployment and reception. They are also given a one-year membership to the Legion. “But it is almost nil for those who renew,” Newman said. “The military of today is not the same as with Vietnam. Women are now a big part of the veterans’ organization. The VA was always set up for male veterans. They are now setting aside places for females and minorities to feel welcome today,” Newman said. “We are having a hard time bridging the generation gap, It’s the same problem as back in the early 1970s.” He cites post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues that veterans face, in addition to more evident physical injuries. “We have the resources to help. If a vet is having problem, we know there are some things they don’t want to talk about, We have people out there that can help, from those who did not see battle to (past commander) Ed Placencia who has a Silver Star,” he said of the Garrett post. Newman said the Legion want veterans to feel welcome when they come home. “It’s more than the local brick and mortar, we have the comradeship,” he said.



Friday, October 25th Friday, November 8th

4:30 - 7:00 P.M.

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Adults: $8.50 • Kids (5-12): $5.50 • Under 5: FREE

Proceeds to Garrett American Legion Post 178. Food and soda available, no alcoholic beverages allowed on premises.

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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.

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 FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1357 S. Randolph Street Church Office 357-4755 Rev. David E. Mix SUNDAY 9:15 a.m. - Sunday School 10:15 a.m. - Children’s Church 10:15 a.m. - Morning Worship 6 p.m. - Evening worship WEDNESDAY 6-7 p.m. - Prayer and Bible Study FIRST CHURCH of CHRIST 213 E. King St., Garrett Phone 357-3625 Brother Bud Owen Senior Minister Chad Kennedy Children and Youth Minister Jerry Weller, Worship and Pastoral Minister SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. - Morning worship 9:45 a.m. - Sunday School classes for all ages 10:45 a.m. - Morning worship Nursery and preschool during both services. Powerhouse Worship for ages 5 years to grade 3 during both services 6 p.m. - Activities for all


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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 children’s church during service. MONDAY/WEDNESDAY 10-11 a.m. — 3B Fitness Class (Brain, Body, Belief) for seniors 50+ GARRETT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Houston at Cowen Street Church Phone 357-3315 Dr. Scott Shoaff, Pastor Home of Community Care Food Pantry SUNDAY Bible Sunday 9:25 a.m. - Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday school 6-8 p.m. - Youth Group WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. - Bible Study

LIVING WATERS COMMUNITY CHURCH 711 So. Randolph St., Garrett Pastor Dean Morris 925-1156 Church Phone 357-6435 SUNDAY 9:15 a.m.-Sunday School 10:30 a.m.- Worship Service WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. - Bible Study at the church - youth and adult NEW LIFE HOUSE OF WORSHIP 130 North Randolph Street 357-4550 Pastor J.C. Banks Jr. SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. - Sunday School 10:30 a.m. - Sunday Worship 6 p.m. - Evening service TUESDAY 6 p.m. - Evening service THURSDAY 6 p.m. - Bible Study SAINT JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 307 South Ijams St, Garrett Father Andrew Nazareth 357-3122 MASSES Monday - 6 p.m. Tue., Wed., Fri.- 9 a.m. Thursday - 8 a.m. SATURDAY 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. HOLY DAY MASSES 6:30 p.m. on the Vigil 7 & 9 a.m. on the day of ZION EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 1349 S. Randolph St., Garrett Church Phone 357-4545 SUNDAY 9 a.m. - Worship with Holy Communion 10:30 a.m. - Sunday school WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. - Evening Worship

The following tickets were paid in Butler City Court, Oct 10-17. The dollar amount at the end of each listing indicates fines, court costs, and civil penalties assessed by the court. • Zebadiah W. Boetcker, Kendallville, speeding, $154 (DC). • Steven M. Bohl, Spencerville, speeding, $154 (DC). • Ethan J. Breece, Waterloo, speeding, $148 (AUB). • William R. Bryant, Waterloo, throwing burning material from vehicle, $243 (AUB). • Tyler A. Caldwell, Auburn, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Lori L. Casiano, Avilla, speeding, $154 (ISP). • Roger A. Dockery, Garrett, speeding, $140 (DC). • Kurt W. Hess, Butler, dog running at large, $25 (BPD). • Keith S. High, Auburn, expired plates, $133 (AUB). • Amanda L. Houser, Auburn, speeding, $133 (AUB). • Matthew M. Hulbert, Butler, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Britney N. Isham, Waterloo, no financial responsibility, $193 (BPD). • Kayla L. Jasso, Butler, driving while suspended, $241 (BPD). • Sue A. Jones, Garrett, obstruction of windows, $154 (AUB). • Daniel M. Kaylor, Auburn, tinted window violation, $148 (DC). • Aaron A. Kennedy, Auburn, speeding, $133 (BPD). • Bruce W. Kerr, Waterloo, speeding, $148 (ISP). • Michelle M. Lang, LaOtto, speeding, $148 (DC). • Richard A. Lannet,

Waterloo, speeding, $133 (AUB). • Susan K. Laughlin, New Haven, speeding, $148 (DC). • Matthew P. Lehn, Huntertown, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Linda S. Lucarelli, Butler, speeding, $133 (DC). • Maddison B. Moore, Ashley, speeding, $154 (DC). • David C. Myers II, Auburn, speeding, $158 (DC); operating motorcycle without endorsement, $133 (WPD). • Tammera L. Neuman, Butler, expired plates, $133 (AUB). • Mitchell D. Newcomer, Hamilton, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Ronnie L. Ramer, Kendallville, speeding, $154 (AUB). • Alexander J. Reith, Auburn, speeding, $134 (WPD). • Kendall N. Slabaugh, Garrett, false or fictitious, $133 (AUB); no financial responsibility, $243 (BPD). • Anthony L. Smith, Garrett, driving while suspended, $243 (ISP). • Cynthia R. Snyder, Kendallville, speeding, $133 (DC). • Robert M. Speicher, Garrett, improper display of registration numbers, $145 (AUB). • David A. Straub, Auburn, false or altered driver’s license, $133 (AUB). • Brock A. Vian, Auburn, speeding, $148 (AUB). • Megan L. Weyrick, Garrett, speeding, $154 (DC). • Austin T. Wood, Auburn, driving while suspended, $243 (DC). • Jon T. Zimmerman, Auburn, permitting unlicensed driver to drive, $154 (AUB).

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ARK CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP Avilla Rev. Steve Wagner, Minister Phone 897-3627 SUNDAY 9 a.m.-Praise and Worship 10 a.m. - Message WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. - Kids Klub 6:30 p.m. - Youth Meeting 6:30 p.m. - Adult Bible Study CEDAR CREEK CHURCH of the BRETHREN PO Box 295 5952 C.R. 7, Garrett Brad Hardesty, Pastor Phone 357-3773 Office hours Wed. 9-noon By phone after 1 p.m. SUNDAY 9 a.m. - Sunday School 10 a.m. - Worship

THE CROSSING Church of the Nazarene 105 West 6th Ave., Garrett 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

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8th grade shuts Freshman focused on finals out Heritage Malcolm sets GARRETT — The eight-grade Locomotive football team finished their season with a 48-0 win over the Heritage Patriots, to end the season with a 6-2 record and a TCAC Conference Championship. Offensively, Clayton Sobieski scored a TD and two one-point conversions. Cameron Smith added three goals and two one-point conversions. Quarterback Hayden Greene ran for a touchdown and threw for a one-point conversion. Carter Back ran for a touchdown, and Brayden Shearer and Cole Kelham ran the ball down the field to get the Locomotives in position for Cody DeLong to add the final touchdown. On defense, Noah Falig recovered fumbles, linebacker Jacob Bevis had two fumble recoveries and two sacks. Brenden Gallinger had a fumble recovery, Kelham added

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an interception, and Colin Shafer and Beck Davis combined for had two sacks and five tackle for losses. Jiah Harvest and Joel Mix added several great plays on special teams and defense, according to coach Ryan Hathway. Nathan Maurer added several great blocks and assisted on several tackles. Also contributing to the team’s success were Drake Baker, Bryce Nodine, Drake Brewer, Connor Frost, and Sam Fuller. Coaches Jake Clifford, Ryan Hathaway, Brian Fuller, Chase Hall, Jason Richards, Rick Yarian, and Connor Meehan thank the Locomotive cheerleaders for their support this year and the hard work and preparation that they put into making each event a success. They also thank parents and fans for their support of the program.

By Sue Carpenter GARRETT —Maranda Malcolm has her eye on the prize in Saturday’s New Haven Semistate at The Plex in Fort Wayne. The Garrett freshman made the cut at the West Noble Cross Country Regional Saturday, finishing 19th at 19:53.37 Maranda’s next goal is to break the high school record currently held by Ariel McCoy at 19:30 — and to qualify for the state finals Saturday. “That is my bit of motivation,” she said. Malcolm ran her personal best Saturday at 19:53. “I’m getting there,” she said. Qualifying for semistate didn’t come naturally, according to Malcolm. Her mom encouraged her to start running about four years ago before joining the middle school cross country team. “My mom did very well in high school,” she said of Jonell Malcolm’s cross country career at Fort Wayne Homestead. Maranda and her brother,

Garrett American Legion Turkey Shoot, shotgun raffle are Saturday GARRETT — The Garrett American Legion Post 178 is hosting a Turkey Shoot on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mile Corner Gun Company, located one mile north of Garrett at St. Rd. 8 and St. Rd. 327. The cost is $5 per shot at the target. All sizes of shotgun ammo will be supplied, including 410, and 20, 16 and 12 gauge. Ear protection will also be offered. Teens 12-16 years old must be supervised by a parent or guardian. Teens 16-17 must have parental consent to participate. Proceeds from the event


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benefit the Garrett American Legion Post 178. Come and win a turkey for Thanksgiving. Food and soda will be available. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages will be allowed on the premises. The Legion is also holding a raffle for a Remington 870 pump 20-gauge shotgun with slug barrel. The shotgun will be given away following the Turkey Shoot on Oct. 26 at the Post, 515 W. Fifth Ave., Garrett. Tickets are 5 for $6 or $1 each. Both the shoot and the raffle are open to the public.


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next goal of reaching state. Saturday’s forecast for cold and possibly rainy weather is right up Malcolm’s alley. “Actually, I think I run better in the cold — I feel the cold but run better, I don’t know why. And if it rains — running in the rain comes easy for me,” she said. In the meantime, Malcolm is remaining focused. She plans to keep pace with runners from Angola, Fremont and West Noble. “I plan to stay with them, catch up and possibly beat them — to do my best,” she said. East Noble senior Alexia Zawadske finished in ninth place Saturday in 19:0 with the next 10 finishers running within a minute — well within the range for Malcolm to be a contender. Her parents have enjoyed this year’s season for both their daughter and the team. “I am proud of her and her team’s accomplishments in cross country,” said Sam Malcolm. “It is enjoyable to see kids succeed when they work for a goal.” Jonell Malcolm said she appreciates the coach’s dedication to the summer conditioning program to prepare the kids for the fall season. Malcolm also plays

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Garrett freshman Maranda Malcolm will run in Saturday’s New Haven Semistate at The Plex in Fort Wayne. She qualified by placing in 19th place at the West Noble Cross Country Regional last week. basketball and plans to run the distance races in track in spring. She thanks her teammates, coaches and the community for their support. “I am very grateful for that, and I thank God. He blessed me with all this — the ability to run and the skill. I plan to use the skill to help others in the future,” she said.

PAW PRINTS Pets of the Week The DeKalb Humane Society features two pets of the week, Rosco and Caesar. Rosco is a male terrier mix. He was brought to Rosco shelter as a stray on March 28. He was found near


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Micah, an eighth-grader, spent a lot of time running down the back roads near their rural Garrett home with their mom. The trio later moved from the gravel to the school’s grassy course. Younger sister, Madalyn, plans to join them next year. “A lot of effort was put in to making semistate,” she said. “Mostly my team, coaches and parents were pushing me as one big group towards this,” she said. Coach Chris McGrew praised Malcolm’s accomplishments. “Maranda has put in a lot of hard work, which started back in June with our summer runs. Throughout the season, she has been dedicated and focused on improving week-in and week-out and working towards her goal of advancement through the state tournament. “There is a lot to be said about Maranda’s drive for success for her to run her personal best at the regional meet on the area’s toughest course and in the (wet and cold) conditions the girls had to race in last weekend at West Noble,” McGrew said. “We are spending this week fine-tuning workouts and getting mentally prepared for semistate.” Her teammates continue to practice with her this week to help her meet her


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Area Forecast A mix of snow and rain today with west winds at 5-10. Clearing Friday with chilly highs in the 40s through the period. Lows will drop below freezing again tonight and Friday.

Douglas Street in Waterloo. Rosco is approximately one year old and currently weighs 51 pounds. He tested negative for heartworm on Oct. 9. Caesar is a male American Caesar shorthair cat. He arrrived at the shelter on Feb. 6. He is waiting for his forever home.

Paws for Photos Kasey Wallace Photography LLC of Garrett will donate 100 percent of its proceeds for scheduled mini sessions now through Dec. 31 to the DeKalb Humane Society. A charity mini session costs $100 and includes 30 minutes at a location of choice. The package includes 10 digital files, two 8x10 prints and four 5x7 prints. A 10 percent discount will be given to any

additional products ordered. All proceeds will support the DeKalb Humane Society. A check will be presented to the Humane Society on Dec. 31 with a list of participants from the mini sessions. For more information, visit Paw Prints is a weekly update from the DeKalb Humane Society, 5221 U.S. 6, Butler. Contact the DeKalb Humane Society at 868-2409.

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The Garrett Clipper is the twice-weekly newspaper serving Garrett and the surrounding southern DeKalb County area in northeast Indiana.