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Council OKs library funding By Sue Carpenter GARRETT — The Garrett Common Council approved a resolution by a 4-1 vote to appropriate $300,000 for the Garrett Public Library following a public hearing Tuesday. The money would come from the Library Improvement Reserve Fund to help with immediate costs for a 6,800-foot, two-level expansion to the 100-year-old Garrett Public Library. The library board gave its unanimous approval at a meeting last week. Under Indiana code, such appropriations need approval by the common council for appointed boards such as the library.


Library director Cate Birdseye opened the hearing by introducing members of the Garrett Public Library Board, representatives of the Library Foundation and Garrett Friends of the Library, patrons and families who attended the hearing on behalf of the measure. She explained the $1.9 million cost for the project, originally estimated at $1.6 million, grew “because bids were a bit higher than wanted.” Birdseye also told the council additional costs, including moving books and shelves and renovation of the old portion of the library, were rolled into the plan. She plans to appropriate an additional $100,000 from the Library Improvement Reserve Fund to help

with the higher cost. The city council earlier approved a $1.5 million bond to fund the project, which will remain the same. Any cost up to that amount can be reimbursed to the library at the end of the project. Jack Krouse, president of Construction Control Inc. of Fort Wayne, told council members the low bid for the project includes work by four local firms, which represent $800,000, or half of the cost of the project. He estimated a $4 million impact to the community if money changes hands five times. Resident Ron Matthews said it appeared the “library board paid attention.” He added that to wait to build would “make no sense. Get it

done and over with.” Library patron Jane Herendeen said she often uses the library with her daughters. She told council members that study groups at the library are difficult due to space issues and distractions, and she hopes to see change in the future. The proposed additional space would be used for two community rooms on the second floor and youth and children’s areas on the main level. Local businessman Bill Yoder also spoke in favor of the measure. “I think Garrett is currently more attractive than ever,” Yoder said, noting the new school, great athletic facilities and the downtown area. He said the library project would add further appeal

YFC plans auction AUBURN — Youth for Christ is currently collecting items for its upcoming benefit auction scheduled Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Youth for Christ Center on 1600 S. Grandstaff Drive, Auburn. The auction is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Donations of new and/or slightly used items with a value $25 or more are currently being accepted at the Grandstaff location. All donations will be sold on Sept. 7, with the funds being used towards fall Campus Life programs for junior high and high school students in the four-county area. Call 925-1058 or visit yfcweb. com with questions about a possible donation or to see a current list.

Student center is open daily GARRETT — Oasis Student Center, an outreach of the First Church of Christ, is open at the corner of Randolph and King streets in downtown Garrett. The program is open for grades 6-12 from 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center includes a study area, game area, snacks and video game area.

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Representatives from agencies awarded Power of the Purse grants attended a recent reception in the United Way office in Auburn. In front, from left, are Mike Maxson of Serenity House; David Frey with Boomerang Backpacks; Mandy Young, co-chair of the Power of the Purse committee; Kari Minch of DeKalb County Special Olympics; and Judy Strock of DeKalb County Domestic Violence Taskforce. In back are Renee Florin of Shelter Ministries; Denise Payton of RISE; Sue Blotkamp of Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center; Linda Dunn from the Waterloo Public Library; Diane Smith and Mary Jo Hardiman from YWCA; and Marcia Provines of DeKalb Council on Pregnancy.

United Way hands out Power of the Purse grants Funds support programs for area women, children AUBURN — The United Way of DeKalb County has announced the recipients of its 2013 Power of the Purse grants. With the support of community corporate sponsors, purse donors, a volunteer planning committee and more than 400 people who attended, the annual event raised more than $33,000 to support programming for women and children in DeKalb County.

These organizations received grants: Boomerang Backpacks Inc. $5,000, DeKalb Council on Pregnancy $2,894, DeKalb County Chamber Partnership $1,000, DeKalb County Domestic Violence Task Force $2,000, DeKalb County Special Olympics $5,000, Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center Girls’ Club $1,500, RISE, Inc. Self Advocacy and Awareness Training $4,000, Serenity House women’s group

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Tractor pull event to benefit Camp Riley AUBURN — The 13th annual “We Pull for Camp Riley” benefit tractor pull will take place Saturday at the DeKalb County fairgrounds. Proceeds from the fundraising event provide scholarships for local children with disabilities, giving them the opportunity to attend Camp Riley. Last year, more than $6,500 was donated to the camp. Over the years, more than 80 camp experiences have been provided for children. The weigh-in will begin Saturday at 7 a.m., with pulling to start at 9 a.m. Division I and Division II classes and Double Tree are $10 per hook, with special prizes for first, second and third places. Open Cash Classes are $25 per hook, with the winner getting half of the hook fees and the other half going to Camp Riley Children’s Foundation. These classes are for open rpm, any gear and weights. Kids’ pedal pulls will be at 1 p.m. For information, contact Chuck Arnett at 337-5031, Max Trubey at 927-7930 or Brian and Dawn Aschleman at 925-2060.

to those looking to move to the community. His wife, Ethel, serves on the library board. Mayor Tonya Hoeffel also spoke in favor of the project. She mentioned the library was once used for Girl Scout meetings, and that her children attended story time and other activities at the site, watched movies and borrowed books. “It serves a great purpose within our city,” she said. “It is one of the amenities we are very proud of. Our library is more than a building with books.” Third District Councilwoman Amanda Charles cast the lone dissenting vote.

counseling $2,000, Shelter Ministries $2,000, Waterloo Grant Township Public Library Early Literacy Station $2,898, and YWCA Northeast Indiana Steps to Success $3,000. People attending the event also donated new or gently used purses that were distributed to Alliance Industries, G-K-B Head Start, DeKalb County Council on Aging and the Dress for Success program of the Women’s Bureau.

GARRETT — Cub Scout Pack 3178 will hold its annual Cub Scout Round-Up on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4:30 p.m. in the southeast corner of the field (near the baseball fields) at American Legion Post #178, 515 W Fifth Avenue, Garrett. Anyone interested in learning more about Cub Scouting is encouraged to attend. A potluck dinner, the Pack’s annual Opening Campfire, and a campout will also be held. All family members are welcome at all events. All campout participants must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Cub Scout Pack 3178 does not deny any child participation for financial reasons, so that he can benefit from the Cub Scout program. Leaders are dedicated to teaching youth to become productive, loyal citizens and leaders of the community and our country. Cub Scouting is a year-round, family-oriented part of the Boy Scouts of America program designed for boys who are in first through fifth grades or are 7 - 10 years of age. Parents, leaders, and organizations work together to achieve the ten purposes of Cub Scouting: Character Development, Spiritual Growth, Good Citizenship, Sportsmanship and Fitness, Family Understanding, Respectful Relationships, Personal Achievement, Friendly Service, Fun and Adventure, & Preparation for Boy Scouts. Anyone with questions or are unable to attend Saturday should call Cubmaster Ted Custer at (260) 357-4010 or Assistant Cubmaster Brad Clingan at (260) 804-4360.

Judy’s Lucky Day opens in downtown By Sue Carpenter GARRETT —A new resale shop has opened in downtown Garrett. Judy’s Lucky Day opened Aug. 5 at 216 S. Randolph Street. Shop owner Judy Keeran named the store to indicate the great finds at reasonable prices. Items include kids and adult clothing, home furnishings and housewares, consignment furniture, kitchen appliances, lamps, quilt racks, collectibles and knick-knacks and much more. Keeran has lived in Garrett for the past 10 years, and formerly owned a business in San Diego. Plans are to stay with more upscale items in the shop, she said. A line of artwork and books will be offered in the future. Those wishing to consign items should bring them to the shop for consideration or phone 260-333-6012. Hours are Tuesday -Wednesday 10-5, Thursday 10-, Friday 10-4, Sunday noon - 4 p.m. Closed Monday and Saturday. Visa, Mastercard, debit cards and cash are accepted.

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Judy Keeran offers a variety of consignment and resale items at Judy’s Lucky Day in downtown Garrett.


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LOCAL NEWS Line dancing at Legion Friday 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.

Annual Rotary golf outing Sunday GARRETT — The Garrett Rotary Club will host its annual scholarship golf outing Sunday, Aug. 25, at the Garrett Country Club. The day will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee is $240 per four-person team, which includes golf, carts, burgers and brats and drink tickets. Men and women are welcome. If a player does not have a foursome, accommodations will be made to match individual players. Optional team skins will be offered, prizes will be given for the closest to the pin on selected holes, and a putting contest will be held. For information, contact any Garrett Rotary Club member or call Garrett Country Club at 357-5165.


Garrett pair escape car-train crash By Bob Braley BUTLER — A Garrett woman received only minor injuries when a car was struck by a train early Sunday, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said. Jason Freeman, 27, of 1100 block of C.R. 54, Garrett, was eastbound in the 5300 block of U.S. 6 before 3:15 a.m. when he swerved his 2004 Chevy Impala to avoid a deer. He lost control of the car, which traveled off the road about 150 feet and became stuck on the Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks. Freeman tried to free the car from the tracks, but couldn’t. He and his passenger, Jessica Corbin, 28, of the 700 block of East King Street, Garrett, exited the vehicle and stood close by as a train struck the car about one to two minutes later. Corbin was struck by flying debris and suffered injuries to her right arm and leg. She was transported to DeKalb Health for treatment. No other injuries were reported. Assisting at the scene were the Butler Police Department and Fire-Rescue, and DeKalb EMS.

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A Norfolk Southern train hit this car Sunday morning two miles west of Butler. Driver Jason Freeman, 27, of Garrett and passenger Jessica Corbin, 28, of Garrett got out of the disabled car before the train struck it, but Corbin was struck by flying debris. She suffered contusions and lacerations to her up


Crash injures three CORUNNA — Three people sustained minor injuries in a crash Sunday at 2:50 p.m. on C.R. 11, south of C.R. 32, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department said. James M. Fordeck, 23, of Griswold Court, Auburn, had an abrasion to his wrist. A passenger in Fordeck’s car, Amber D. Graham, 22, of East Houston Street, Garrett, had a contusion to her face. A young child, unidentified in a news release, also had minor abrasions and contusions. Police said all three were treated at DeKalb Health in Auburn and released later in the evening. Police said Fordeck was driving a 1996 Toyota Camry northbound on C.R. 11 when he lost control of the vehicle on the gravel roadway. He overcorrected his steering and drove off the west side of the road into a steep ditch. The car flipped onto its top and struck a utility pole with its front right corner. A family member took the car’s occupants to the hospital before police arrived. A NIPSCO crew repaired the utility pole.

Space remains for JAM bus trip GARRETT — The Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is sponsoring a Chicago bus trip. Join friends and family for a day of shopping on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile on Saturday, Nov. 2. The journey begins on a luxury coach bus, where guests will be served a light breakfast and enjoy a movie. Guests will disembark right onto Chicago’s elite strip of shops, where their will be free to see the sights and do some holiday shopping at their leisure. At the end of the day, guests will be picked up and receive a box supper including a sandwich, two sides, dessert, and beverage to enjoy on the ride back, along with another movie to pass the time. All proceeds will benefit the JAM Early Education program. Tickets are available at JAM, 1200 E. Houston St., Garrett for $55 each. There are 10 spots left on the second bus. For complete details, contact the JAM Welcome Center at 357-1917.

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Children First employees display the 102 children’s books donated by concert-goers at the recent United Way of DeKalb County campaign kickoff. Seated are Carrie Langin, left, and Karen Surfus. Standing are Betsy RodecapKurtz and Melinda Bowley. They work with the Healthy Families program that provides home-based visitation services to parents of newborns. For information about the program, call Children First at 925-3865.

Council from Page 1 “District 3 has a large number of citizens on fixed incomes and many citizens in jobs which haven’t experienced raises in quite some time,” Charles said. City utility rates and taxes

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minimal to some, but all of these recent increases become costly to many.” She also mentioned the city is currently reviewing electricity rates, which will become an added cost to citizens.

AUBURN — Local police officers arrested five people Monday, according to DeKalb County Jail records. Robert G. Sliger, 56, of the 500 block of C.R. 34, Corunna, was arrested at 2:22 p.m. by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department for an alleged probation violation. Mauricio Torres, 33, of the 100 block of South Hamsher Street, Garrett, was arrested at 4:14 p.m. by the Garrett Police Department on a warrant charging him with domestic battery, a Class A misdemeanor. Amber Halflich, 26, of the 200 block of North Indiana Avenue, Auburn, was arrested at 6:35 p.m. by the Auburn Police Department on a warrant from Allen County for an unspecified charge. Nikole Stolz, 31, of the 1300 block of West King Street, Garrett, was arrested at 9:07 p.m. by the Garrett Police Department on a warrant charging her with theft, a Class D felony. Evan Lantz, 18, of the 1100 block of Elm Street, Auburn, was arrested at 10:49 p.m. by the Indiana State Police on charges of possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor, and unlawful consumption of alcohol by a minor, a Class C misdemeanor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Garrett Alumni thankful for support To the Editor: The Garrett Alumni Committee would like to thank all who helped with the 30th annual alumni gathering in July. They include Sue Carpenter for outstanding photos and publicity; Garrett Library for hosting the Alumni Walk and the vintage Garrett High School senior pictures; Garrett Garden Club for downtown flowers; Garrett Country Club for great golf; Railroad Inn for great food; Garrett High School for sharing the new school and Dennis Stockdale and Ken Cutler

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for the tour; the custodians for all of their help and signage; and the city parks department and police department for help with Eastside Park. Thank you to Cleo Talley, Aaron Smith, Sandy Griffin, Katrina Custer, Susie Branscum, Tom Farrington, Doris Howard, Pat Bartels, Marilyn Nelson, Doris McIntosh, Norma Fry, Steven Rowe, Mike Rhodes, Carolyn DePaolo, Carol Hathaway, Norm Higgins, Jerry Johnson, Judy Snider, Jenny Teders, Judy Werkheiser, Royce and Mary Higgins, Chris Smith and Shannon McClure. Garrett Alumni Committee Katrina Custer, president

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Students were asked to support a cardboard box with their feet during a “Remove Your Shoes” team-building game during leadership camp at J.E. Ober Elementary School last week. Staff member Jackie Hood assists with the activity.

Out of the ashes comes new life We couldn’t count the dozens of trees on our property when we bought our home more than 30 years ago. There was a row of elm trees, oaks that probably predated our 100-year-old house, apple trees, shag-bark hickory and three ash trees along our driveway. The Dutch Elm Disease killed all of the elms years ago, and winds felled two large oaks. Lightning hit another oak last year, but it is still standing for now. The mulberry tree had to go — its position next to a clothesline gave the birds an excellent target to bomb our washed clothes. I begged for the apple trees to stay for several years after the kids grew up and left home, but they lost their charm after raking up loads of mushy apples covered with bugs — once the kids’ former chore. We replanted with pines, river birch and other types through the years, but it takes a lifetime trees to grow as large as these. We heard about the Emerald Ash Borer invading our area several years ago, and invested in the pesticide to stave off the damage. But last year, the trees sprouted the last shoots with nary a leaf this year. These good-sized trees offered shade to the east side of our house and driveway. Now they are bare and it breaks our hearts. It was at the Earth Day

program at the JAM Center last spring that I learned of a replacement program for ash trees through the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District. Through a District Cost Share program, homeowners can apply for replacement of an infected ash tree, with a 75 percent cost-share up to $100 maximum per tree with an approved native ON SECOND species. THOUGHT Trees must be a Sue minimum of Carpenter 1-1/2 inches in diameter. Up to two trees can be replaced per individual household under the program. So here’s the math — if you buy a tree that costs $100, you would get $75 back. If an approved replacement tree costs more than $135, then you would get $100 back through the program. Participants must live in the county and replacement trees must be planted in the county. The first thing those who have dead ash trees are their properties should NOT do is cut them down. Instead, pick up an application for the program at the DeKalb County Soil

and Water Conservation District office at 942 W. 15th Street in Auburn. A representative from the DeKalb SWCD will contact you to verify the species — someone came to our house to look over the trees within a day or so. The group meets on the third Thursday of the month to approve applications and then notifies a homeowner when approved. We got a letter back right away. Those who qualify have one year from the time of approval to replace the tree with a species approved for the program, including red or sugar maple, varieties of oak trees, spineless honey locust or tulip/poplar trees. They have a list. The SWCD will refund the cost once replacement is made and verified, and again approved at a meeting for funds to be released. There is still time to complete the application process for fall planting, or to be ready to plant in early spring. The cost for trees can add up pretty quickly, but with up to $100 help, you can get a decent-sized tree on your property. To get the entire list of guidelines, stop by the SWCD office or phone number is 925-5620 x 3. Knowing we can replant in the spring helps make cutting down our dead ash trees a little easier to take. Hope it works out for you too.

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KENDALLVILLE — Tate Galligher and Nickie Wells of Kendallville became the parents of a daughter on June 25 in Auburn. They have named her Stella Blue Galligher. She weighed 9 pounds and was 21 1/4 inches long. She joins siblings Drake

and Zoey. Paternal grandparents are Faith Galligher of Garrett and the late James Galligher. Stella Paternal Galligher great-grandparents are Patricia Galligher of Auburn and the

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late Donald Galligher. Maternal grandmother is Tina Hensinger of St. Joe. Maternal great-grandparents are Rita Frost of Ashley and the late Richard ‘‘Abe’’ Frost.

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GARRETT — Kenneth F. Smith, age 82, of Garrett, died on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at his residence. He was born August 14, 1931, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Burl and Verma (Fitch) Smith and they preceded him in death. He married Marilyn E. Rodey on August 7, Mr. Smith 1965, in Fort Wayne and she died August 8, 2009. He was a photographer and owned KFS Studio and Card Barn in Fort Wayne and Garrett for over 30 years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. Mr. Smith was a member of the Garrett American Legion Post #178 and helped at the DeKalb County Horse Shows where he was known as the “Pop Corn Man.” He is survived by a daughter, Teresa L. (Kim Hyland) Smith M.D. of Angola, and his faithful dog, Pup. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, with the Rev. Thomas Sagendorf officiating. Burial will follow in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne, with military graveside honors by the Garrett American Legion. Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 22, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Faith Community Health Clinic, P.O. Box 972, Angola, IN 46703 or to the charity of the donor’s choice. To send a condolence or to sign the online guestbook visit

GARRETT — Derek R. Conrad, age 36, of Garrett, beloved son of Phillip and Kathie (Speaker) Conrad, died in the loving arms of his family and friends on Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at his residence. He was born January 8, 1977, in Auburn, Ind. He graduated from Garrett High School Mr. Conrad in 1995. He attended IPFW for three years and was currently a senior at The Chicago Institute of Art. Derek changed lives and will be dearly missed by his family and friends. He is survived by his parents; a brother, Nathan Conrad (Melissa Fulk) of Garrett; a nephew, Clayton Conrad of Garrett; a foster brother, Aaron Thomas of Los Angeles, California; his dear friend, Chris Clesceri; and numerous other friends. The funeral service will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013, at 5 p.m. at County Line Church of God, 7716 North County Line Road in Auburn with Pastor Stuart Kruse officiating. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. at the church. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorials are to IPFW Costume Department or the Moth Radio Hour. To send a condolence or to sign the online guestbook visit

Susan Allen BUTLER — Susan K. (Yates) Allen, 52, died Sunday, Aug. 18 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Fort Wayne. Visitation will be today, Aug. 22 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and Friday after 10 a.m. at the Butler United Methodist Church. Services will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the church, with Pastor Kevin Marsh offici-

ating. Burial will be in the Butler Cemetery. Memorials are to the DeKalb Humane Shelter or Black Pine Sanctuary. Johnson Funeral Home in Hudson is in charge of arrangements.

Carol Grogg AUBURN — Carol M. (Sommers) Grogg, 81, of Auburn died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Indian Village Church of God, Auburn, with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday prior to the service at the church. Pastor Raymond Warner and Pastor Lloyd Harlan will be officiating. Burial will be in Cedar Creek Cemetery in rural Garrett, Visitation will also be from 3 to 7 p.m. today, Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn. Memorials are to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

Virgil Wildrick HUDSON — Virgil L. “Bud” Wildrick Jr., 78, of Hudson and formerly of Muncie, died Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at his residence. Services were held Wednesday, in New Freedom Baptist Church, with Pastor Wade Sturdivant officiating. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery in Muncie today, at 1 p.m. Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, is handling arrangements

OBITUARY POLICY The Garrett Clipper does not charge for death notices that include notice of calling hours, date and time of funeral and burial, and memorial information. An extended obituary, which includes survivors, biographical information and a photo, is available for a charge. Contact editor Sue Carpenter for more information at:

MARRIAGE LICENSES AUBURN — The following marriage licenses have been granted in DeKalb County. Robert D. Newsome, 47, Garrett and Karen S. McMaken, 43, Garrett. Donovan Aric Gentis, 23, Auburn and Lindsey Marie Shuttleworth, 22, Spencerville. Christopher Franklin Mohler, 20, Spencerville and Katelyn Renee Crowl, 19, Hamilton. A.J. Lee Hoard, 43, Waterloo and April Rose Barnett, 31, Waterloo. Daniel Robert Bishop, 35, Garrett and Nicole Chantal Marie Stuller, 39, Garrett. Kevin Scott Lechleidner, 42, Wauseon, Ohio and Sheri Lou Schnitkey, 43, Wauseon, Ohio. Philip Lee Price Jr., 36, Waterloo and Melissa Kay Harden, 38, Waterloo. Eric Ryan Delacruz, 23, Butler and Lauren Elizabeth McCallister, 25, Auburn. James Eldon Bieber, 48, Churubusco and Angela


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Common Core: Is it best for Indiana students? State Senator Dennis Kruse With school back in session, it’s a good time to think about the classroom standards that guide our students’ learning year to year. You may have heard of something called Common Core – the national standards Indiana began implementing in its schools in 2011. Recently, some educators, parents and policy makers have questioned whether these standards are really best for Hoosier students compared with our previous state-created standards. Because of this debate, I thought it would be benefi-

cial to use this space to discuss the positions for and against Common Core. Educational standards are important. They are the benchmarks by which we measure achievement, from individual students Kruse to entire schools. Standards help us “set the bar,” so we can track student performance and learning. Prior to Common Core, states created and followed

Indiana Academy of Sciences awarding junior research grants INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Academy of Sciences will award junior research grants of up to $300 to Indiana students in grades 9-12. The academy supports the efforts of high school students as they design, conduct, and evaluate independent research projects. The academy encourages all Indiana high school students to apply. To be considered, a student must prepare a

proposal according to the guidelines on the academy’s website, The deadline for submission is Oct. 25. For more information, students may email Larry Mordan, student mentor, high school research grants committee, at lmordan@ Applicants and their teachers will be informed by mail or email of the final decisions by mid-December.

Hudson trooper on state police dive team INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Police department has appointed 10 troopers to its Underwater Search Rescue/Recovery Team. The scuba team members recently completed their six-month probationary period as divers and Lazoff received their uniform pins from Superintendent Douglas Carter, designating them as USRT members. Included in the group was Trooper Matthew Lazoff of Hudson, who patrols in Steuben County as part of the Fort Wayne district. The state police training program started in 1960


with 14 men who were sent to a six-day scuba school. The program has since evolved into a 24-day school where more than 25 dives are completed, combined with 40 hours of classroom work. USRT Commander Sgt. Alan Lowrance said the new divers are well equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to safely navigate the often-dangerous waters of public safety diving — often diving in less-than-ideal conditions, including zero visibility and entanglement hazards, Lowrance said. The state police has 35 divers on the USRT stationed around Indiana to respond to water-related incidents including evidence recovery, drowning and swift-water rescue.

their own academic standards. Then, in 2010, a group of education professionals, researchers and experts in Washington D.C. created the Common Core standards available for adoption in all 50 states. These standards were designed to help ensure all students nationwide are prepared for college and the workforce. Common Core would also enable states to measure their educational progress compared with other states. Indiana along with 44 other states adopted Common Core in place

of their state standards shortly after its creation. Since 2011, Indiana has rolled out Common Core in kindergarten and first grade classrooms across the state. Supporters believed Common Core would lead to a more globally competitive education system. As an added benefit, students moving from one state to another would be assured a streamlined, consistent education. However, new voices of opposition have taken root surrounding Common Core and its quality compared to localized standards. Because of these concerns, several

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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS Complete details of budget estimates by fund and/or department may be seen by visiting the office of this unit of government at 3129 CR 1, Kendallville The political subdivision or appropriate fiscal body shall publish this notice twice in accordance with IC 5-3-1 with the first publication at least ten days before the date fixed for the public hearing and the second publication at least three days before the date fixed for the public hearing. Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, DEKALB County, Indiana that the proper officers of RICHLAND TOWNSHIP will conduct a public hearing on the year 2014 budget. Following this meeting, any ten or more taxpayers may object to a budget, tax rate, or tax levy by filing an objection petition with the proper officers of RICHLAND TOWNSHIP not more than seven days after the hearing. The objection petition must identify the provisions of the budget, tax rate, or tax levy to which taxpayers object. If a petition is filed, RICHLAND TOWNSHIP shall adopt with the budget a finding concerning the objections in the petition and testimony presented. Following the aforementioned hearing, the proper officers of RICHLAND TOWNSHIP will meet to adopt the following budget: Date of Public Hearing: 9/10/2013 Time of Public Hearing: 7:00 p.m. Public Hearing Place: 3129 CR 1, Kendallville Date of Adoption Meeting: 10/1/2013 Time of Adoption Meeting: 7:00 p.m. Adoption Meeting Place: 3129 CR 1, Kendallville Estimated Civil Max Levy: 20,022 1 2 3 4 5 Maximum Estimated funds to be raised Excessive (including appeals Levy and levies exempt Appeals Current Budget from maximum (included in Tax Fund Name Estimate levy limitations) Column 3) Levy GENERAL 16,830 20,100 18,144 TOWNSHIP ASSISTANCE 9,000 FIRE 12,500 6,900 6,649 CUMULATIVE FIRE (Township) 13,000 16,500 16,280 Total 51,330 43,500 41,073 GC,00350431,8/22,29,hspaxlp

determine whether Common Core is the best course for our schools. The committee will gather research and testimony from Hoosier teachers, administrators, parents and other experts to make sure we advance standards that will lead our students to success. Before the start of the 2014 legislative session, our committee will make a report to the legislature about Common Core. Above all, I remain committed to promoting a world-class education system for Indiana students. What do you think?

CHURCH NEWS ALTARSTAR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Co. Rd. 68 & 11A South of Garrett Pastor Jill Wright 260-241-5906 SUNDAY 9 a.m. - Worship 10:20 a.m. - Adult Sunday School WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. - Prayer and Praise APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE 109 S. Randolph St., Garrett Pastor Thomas Mann 517-617-1614 11 a.m. - Sunday Worship 7 p.m. - Thursday service 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 CEDAR LAKE CHURCH of the BRETHREN 2939 C.R. 15 Southeast of Corunna Duane Grady, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. — Sunday School 10:30 a.m. —Sunday Worship CHRISTIAN UNION BRETHREN in CHRIST Box 38, 4395 C.R. 7, Garrett Pastor Joe Laher 927-8847 Church Phone 357-4850

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. -Sunday School 10:30 a.m. - Morning worship CHURCH at GARRETT 1370 S. Randolph St. Phone 357-1829 Pastor Tom Wilcoxson SUNDAY 10 a.m. - Worship service WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. - Bible study and youth group CORUNNA COMMUNITY CHURCH INC. 223 E. Michigan Ave. P.O. Box 92, Corunna Pastor Rev. Richard A. Pickard SUNDAY 10:30 a.m.-Worship Service Nondenominational Fundamental THE CROSSING Church of the Nazarene 105 West 6th Ave., Garrett Rev. Kyle and Katie Lowry Church Phone 357-5769 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m.-Sunday School 10:20 a.m.-Welcome 10:30 a.m. - Morning worship WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. - Youth group, community dinner 6 p.m. - Youth group DEKALB COUNTY CHURCH of CHRIST 700 S. Randolph St., Garrett “Where every Heart needs a Home” Non-Instrumental Church Phone 357-0738 SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. - Bible Classes for all ages 10:30 a.m. - Worship WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. - Midweek Bible Study FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 1357 S. Randolph Street Church Office 357-4755 Rev. David E. Mix

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states – including Indiana – have decided to stall implementation. Opponents of Common Core fear that a top-down, national system undermines state control over the education of each state’s own students. They also worry that local families, educators and state leaders who know our students best were left out of the development process. This year, the Indiana General Assembly created the Interim Study Committee on Common Core Educational Standards, of which I am the co-chair, to study this topic and

Major Budget Classification: AMOUNT Capital Outlays $15,000 TOTAL for LIRF: $15,000 Fund Name: Rainy Day Fund $11,600 Major Budget Classification: Other services and charges $11,600 TOTAL for Rainy Day Fund $11,600 Taxpayers appearing at the meeting shall have a right to be heard. The additional appropriations as finally made will be referred to the Indiana Department of Local Government of Finance (DLGF). The DLGF will make a written determination as to the sufficiency of funds to support

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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS Complete details of budget estimates by fund and/or department may be seen by visiting the office of this unit of government at Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St. Auburn. The political subdivision or appropriate fiscal body shall publish this notice twice in accordance with IC 5-3-1 with the first publication at least ten days before the date fixed for the public hearing and the second publication at least three days before the date fixed for the public hearing. Notice is hereby given to taxpayers of AUBURN-ECKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY, DEKALB County, Indiana that the proper officers of AUBURN-ECKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY will conduct a public hearing on the year 2014 budget. Following this meeting, any ten or more taxpayers may object to a budget, tax rate, or tax levy by filing an objection petition with the proper officers of AUBURN-ECKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY not more than seven days after the hearing. The objection petition must identify the provisions of the budget, tax rate, or tax levy to which taxpayers object. If a petition is filed, AUBURN-ECKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY shall adopt with the budget a finding concerning the objections in the petition and testimony presented. Following the aforementioned hearing, the proper officers of AUBURN-ECKHART PUBLIC LIBRARY will meet to adopt the following budget: Date of Public Hearing: 9/10/2013 Time of Public Hearing: 6:15 p.m. Public Hearing Place: Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St. Auburn. Date of Adoption Meeting: 10/8/2013 Time of Adoption Meeting: 6:15 PM Adoption Meeting Place: Willennar Genealogy Center, 700 S. Jackson St. Auburn. Estimated Civil Max Levy: 864,704 1 2 3 4 5 Maximum Estimated funds to be Excessive raised (including Levy appeals and levies Appeals Current Budget exempt from maximum (included in Tax Fund Name Estimate levy limitations) Column 3) Levy GENERAL 1,051,297 865,000 75,000 746,144 Total 1,051,297 865,000 75,000 746,144 GC,00350670,8/22,29,hspaxlp

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. - Evening activities for all ages TUESDAY 7 p.m. - Ladies Chorus WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. - Midweek Boost, come and be energized. 7 p.m. - Midweek Buzz and Midweek Connect 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



Making a ‘Big’ difference one child at a time

Hamilton, motorcycle permit violation, $133 (DC). • Luke A. Hedges, Huntertown, failure to carry registration, $133 (AUB). • Wyatt C. Herman, By Kelly Grantham Edgerton, Ohio, no seat belt, Community Development $25 (DC). Coordinator • Bruce W. Jones, Big Brothers Big Sisters Garrett, no child restraint, Forest Witcraft, a scholar $25 (AUB). and teacher, once wrote, “A • Shawn W. Lacey, hundred years from now Garrett, no seat belt, $25 it will not matter what my (DC). bank account was, the sort • Shawn K. LaRue, of house I lived in or the Auburn, expired plates, kind of car I drove. But the $133 (ISP). world may be different, • Nathan T. Lawrence, Fort Wayne, failure to signal because I was important in the life of a child.â€? lane change, $148 (AUB). • Kathryn J. Leavitt, Fort Witcraft perfectly Wayne, speeding, $133 illustrates why so many (BPD). Big Brothers Big Sisters • William P. Lewis volunteers devote time each III, Grand Blanc, Mich., month to make a difference speeding, $171 (DC). in a child’s life. Volunteers Photo contributed • He Y. Liu, Alpharetta, like Big Brother Steve and Teresa and Steve Westrick with Dalton, center, were matched for seven Ga., disregarding automatic Big Sister Teresa Westrick years through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. signal, $154 (WPD). have been matched with • Cecil R. Male, Dewitt, their Little Brother Dalton Mich., speeding, $133 (ISP). 18 percent of the children “We watched a shy, little rewarded. Their lives have for the past seven years. • Meghann D. McAfee, in our school systems are boy grow and mature into been forever changed and It all started when their Albion, speeding, $154 living in poverty. The good a fi ne young man,â€? Teresa the world is just a little bit son, who was originally (AUB). news is that by having matched with Dalton, moved Westrick said. “Seven years better because they were • Robert T. McFalls, a mentor, these children ago, Dalton didn’t have important in the life of a to Bloomington to start Auburn, speeding, $148 have statistically proven to child. plans to attend college.â€? college in 2006. Dalton was (AUB). break the cycle. Children in “The Westricks did Now, Dalton is headed off • Kyle T. Miller, Garrett, saddened by the news, so Big Brothers Big Sisters’ a lot of things for me. Steve and Teresa decided to to college this fall to study speeding, $148 (AUB). programs are 46 percent less They pushed me during criminal justice. sign up as his Big Brother • Landon S. Miller, likely to use illegal drugs, the difficult times. They The Westricks not only and Big Sister. That way Auburn, speeding, $154 89 percent more likely to changed my life,â€? Dalton taught Dalton the following (WPD). Dalton could continue to be • Zachariah J. Newton, do better in school and 42 philosophy but they also live said. part of their family. St. Joe, speeding, $154 The sad truth is that there percent more likely to earn a by it, too. Little did Steve and (DC). college degree. are countless of children all “If you want something Teresa know that their • Miguel A. Ortiz, If you are interested in across DeKalb County who more than you have, match with Dalton would Hamilton, speeding, $154 being a part of something are anxiously waiting for a work hard and you will end up spanning seven (WPD). “Bigâ€? please contact your Big Brother or Big Sister to be rewarded,â€? Teresa years. Although their • Emily B. Peck, Kalida, local Big Brothers Big waltz into their life. explained. “not-so-littleâ€? brother is all Ohio, speeding, $133 In DeKalb County alone, Sisters representative, Kelly The Westricks worked grown up now, they created (BPD). Grantham at 704.1039 or by more than 12 percent of hard to help Dalton grow an unbreakable friendship • Khole M. Platter, email at kelly.grantham@ high school seniors aren’t into the man he is today, that will undoubtedly last a Auburn, speeding, $154 graduating, and close to lifetime. and they, too, have been (DC). • Daniel C. Richardson, Fort Wayne, speeding, $133 (DC). • Richard R. Rottger, Auburn, no seat belt, $25 GARRETT — An American Red Cross Ohio), meet weight and height requirements (DC). blood drive will be held Thursday, Aug. 29, (110 pounds or more, depending on height) • Tony L. Shipe, Ashley, from 1-6 p.m. at the Judy A Morrill Center, and are in generally good health may be failure to have personal 1200 E. Houston St. flotation device as required, eligible to donate blood. Donors should All donors between Aug. 26 and Sept. 9 $133 (ICO). bring a Red Cross blood donor card or other will have a chance to win one of five $1,000 • Larry S. Shumaker, American Express gift cards being given by form of positive identification. Waterloo, driving while Steuben, DeKalb, To schedule an appointment to donate, Red Cross. suspended, $219 (WPD); call 800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossPeople who are at least 17 years of age false or fictitious plates, Noble/LaGrange (16 with parental permission in Indiana and $133 (WPD). • Joshua S. Sines, Bryan, Ohio, speeding, $154 (BPD). Toll Free 1-877-791-7877 Fax 260-347-7282 E-mail classiďŹ • Baghel Singh, Auburn, speeding, $154 (AUB). • Kenneth A. Sleeper, Wellington, Fla., no seat belt, $25 (ISP).

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The following tickets were paid in Butler City Court, Aug. 8-15. The dollar amount at the end of each listing indicates fines, court costs, and civil penalties assessed by the court. Notations in parentheses after each listing represents the agency issuing the ticket. • Amanda R. Allen, Auburn, speeding, $148 (AS). • Adam D. Bailer, Hudson, disregarding stop sign, $133 (DC). • Tiffani E. Bater, Fremont, driving left of center, $148 (AUB). • Randall E. Bell, Orlando, Fla., speeding, $133 (AUB). • Nathan M. Benbow, Auburn, speeding, $173 (ISP). • Corey J. Bishop, St. Joe, speeding, $148 (ISP). • Connor D. Brummentt, Waterloo, failure to yield, $154 (DC). • Mary S. Decker Chelf, Auburn, speeding, $133 (AUB). • Joseph A. Chisholm, Garrett, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Melissa K. Chisholm, Garrett, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Jermey D. Conn, Waterloo, speeding, $173 (ISP). • Robert T. Conroy Jr., Auburn, expired registration, $133 (WPD). • Donald F. Dapp, Garrett, no seat belt, $25 (AUB). • Christy A. Day, Auburn, speeding, $156 (ISP). • Paul E. DeLong, Avilla, no seat belt, $25 (ISP). • Logan A. Emenhiser, Auburn, failure to stop for stop sign, $154 (AUB). • Michael L. Fradenburg, Butler, speeding, $133 (BPD). • Joshua A. Frost, Garrett, speeding, $133 (DC). • Kirsten S. Garrison, Auburn, no seat belt, $25 (DC). • Melissa S. Glenn, Auburn, expired plates, $133 (AUB). • Richard W. Goings, Garrett, driving while suspended, $216 (DC). • Alejandro S. Gonzalez, Fort Wayne, driving while suspended, $216 (DC). • Alexander J. Hackett, Garrett, speeding, $133 (WPD). • Steven J. Hankey,

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Boys Soccer

East Noble defeats Railroaders

Girls varsity cross country team members, in front from left, are Ashley Morris, Raistlyn Lehman, Sally Carroll, Maranda Malcolm and Krisina Martinez. In back are coach Chris McGrew, Amanda Stump, Danielle Stump, Rachel Hood and coach Jackie Hood. The teams open their seasons at the Northfield Invitational on Aug. 31.

GARRETT — The Railroaders began their 2013 season hosting East Noble Tuesday, falling in a hard-fought battle 4-0. The Knights scored the first goal just as the game began. Garrett shook off the early goal and battled the rest of the first half even to take the game to half-time trailing 1-0. East Noble started the second half with a goal and added another in less than a minute. The surge was too much for Garrett to Wilkinson overcome. With the three-goal lead, East Noble was able to dominate passion and added the final goal with about 15 minutes left to play in the game. Tristan Foltyniak scored all four goals for the Knights. Mason Diffenderfer had two assists. Kaleb Williams made four saves to record the shutout in goal. Nik Wilkinson had 9 saves in goal for Garrett. Reiley Pugh and Keaton Lemish got off Garrett’s only shots. The JV team battled to a 0-0 tie playing a 35-minute half.


Barons top Railroaders in opener

Sue Carpenter

GARRETT — DeKalb won the last three games and came from behind to defeat Garrett in the season opener for both teams Monday, 23-25, 242-26, 25-16, 25-20, 16-14. Hannah Lewis had 21 kills and Hayley Martin had 17 for the Barons, with Hunter Daub making 46 assists. Lewis also had six aces, and Lexi Hooks and Sarah Harper both had two. Hooks led the defense with 22 digs, Daub had 10 and Maddy Fifer had five. Katie Moreland had six blocks, and Martin and Skylar Ostrowski both had three. Taylor Smith had 15 kills for Garrett, and Rachel Stafford and Lyndsey Gibson both had eight. Rachel DePew had 16 assists and Smith had 15. Smith had four aces and Mary Hoeffel had three. Alaina Creager had 25 digs, Hoeffel had 13 and Gibson had 10. DeKalb took the JV match 25-9, 25-22. Jade Bollet had six kills and Cozy Lengacher had three for the Barons. Grace Hooks had six assists and Hayley Ring had four. Hooks and Saydie Bacon both had three aces. Jill Marlowe had six digs, Bollet had four and Bacon had three.

Boys varsity cross country team members, in front from left, are Evan Weaver, Dawson Furnish and Sam Boger. In back are coach Chris McGrew, Matt Mix, Drake Stafford, Conner Foster and coach Jackie Hood.

Labor Day volunteers

Volunteers needed for Labor Day GARRETT — The Garrett High School athletic department needs workers to help staff the car auction on Labor Day weekend Aug. 28-Sept. 1. The event is Garrett’s largest athletic fundraiser of the year. More than 540 four-and-one-half hour time slots must be filled. “We’re asking for all community members to help us with this project,” athletic director Chris DePew said. “We have always received great support from Garrett State Bank and Garrett High School staff members. However, we also need more help.” Coaches are recruiting workers for the event, or those interested can sign up at the athletic office or by calling 357-4116. Volunteers need not have a student or athlete in the high school. Volunteers can designate their time to be donated to a specific athletic team, the athletic department or any other school group. Ticket booth workers and people who can help park cars are needed. All money raised goes to Garrett students through their athletic teams. Most of the money is spent on uniforms and specialized practice equipment. Volunteers do not need to have a student or athlete in the high school. Those available to help are asked t0 contact any head coach or the athletic office at 357-4116.

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JAM offering free week

SPORTS SCHEDULE Thursday, Aug. 22 Varsity, JV volleyball, at Churubusco, 6 p.m. Varsity boys soccer vs. Lakeland, LaGrange, 5 p.m. Varsity girls soccer, Columbia City, here, 6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 23 Varsity football vs. Eastside, Butler, 7 p.m. Boys soccer festival vs. Fort Wayne South, 7 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 26 Boys varsity soccer vs. Woodlan, here, 5 p.m. Girls varsity soccer vs. Woodlan, here, 5 p.m. JV football vs. Eastside, Butler, 6:30 p.m.

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Boys varsity soccer vs. Heritage, Fort Wayne, 5 p.m. Girls varsity soccer vs. Heritage, here, 5 p.m. Varsity and JV volleyball vs. Columbia City, here, 6 p.m.

GARRETT — The Judy A. Morrill Recreation Center is hosting a free community week Monday, Aug. 26 through Saturday, Aug. 31. Everyone is welcome to visit the JAM Center and enjoy the pool, hot tub, fitness center and gymnasium at no cost during this time. Guests may also try all of the fitness classes for free. This is a great opportunity to try a new fitness class before our next session begins on Sept. 3, 2013. Fitness classes include: BodyFit, WaterFit, yoga, CoreFit, Zumba, Piloxing, and SilverSneakers. Senior citizens can to stop by and find out if they qualify for the SilverSneakers program through their health insurance plan. Open exercise and lap swim will be from 6-8 a.m. Monday- Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday –

Thursday and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday. Open Swim, where swimmers can enjoy our indoor pool, slide, and splash pad, begins at 3:30 p.m. Monday- Friday. After checking out the facility at no cost, remember to register for swim lessons or the JAM Torpedo Swim Club. Club JAM, our new youth center, will be open after school from 3-6 p.m. each Tuesday beginning Aug. 20. Youth grades 6-12 and their parents are encouraged to stop by and check out our awesome new youth room. Now is a great time to become a JAM member. The center will be waiving the $30 joiner fee for those who sign up from Aug. 26-31. Call 260-357-1917 for more information or visit

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The Garrett Clipper - August 22, 2013  
The Garrett Clipper - August 22, 2013  

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