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Academy Fair, open house at Garrett GARRETT — The new Garrett High School Academy pilot program is hosting an academy fair and open house Wednesday, Sept. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. All parents, students, staff and community members are invited to attend. The GHS Academy is a student-centered, personalized learning program where students learn through interdisciplinary

projects, seminars and blended learning. The fair is designed to give students the opportunity to showcase their work. Attendees are invited to tour the project displays and attend one of two presentations giving more information about the Academy.. Parent and community presentations will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. and 8-8:30 p.m. in

high school room 218. The student project fair will run from 7-8:30 p.m. in high school room 120. Students will be presenting interdisciplinary projects in many different areas including: History of Video Games, Crime Scene Investigation, Cloning, Zombie Apocalypse, Spanish War, Analysis of Snipers, Law and the Casey Anthony

Case, Psychological Study of Elementary Learning, House Design and Financing, Designing a Clothing Line around cells, documentary on the Great White Shark, the Effects of Social Media on Students, and many more. All students, parents, and community members should to enter Door 27 from the main student parking lot.


NEWS IN BRIEF Garrett-area power restored following two-day outage GARRETT — As of 3:50 p.m. Friday, power was restored to 150 Indiana Michigan Power customers south and west of Garrett. The outage began at 6:45 a.m. Thursday due to a transformer system breakdown, said Erica Putt, I&M communications representative. At that time, some 450 customers were affected. Power was restored to about 300 customers through a systems cooperation with REMC later in the day, according to Putt. Work continued through the night Thursday to install a temporary transformer, but it failed, she said. Putt said all of the customers have their service restored, and the 300 who were switched through REMC experienced a brief outage before bringing them back online Friday afternoon. The transformer involved in the outage is on Co. Rd. 15 on Garrett’s east side, she said. Mayor Tonya Hoeffel noted the transformer is not part of Garrett’s electric utility. Putt said the outage was not related to a one-hour “drop power to circuit order” to I&M earlier in the week, affecting customers on Cook and Lima roads on the north side of Fort Wayne. That outage was related to congestion on the transmission system caused by high electricity demands, I&M sources said.

GHS golf outing Oct. 5 GARRETT —The Garrett High School baseball program will host its annual golf outing on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10 a.m. at Garrett Country Club. Cost is $60 for non-members, $50 for members and $5o for hole sponsors. Price includes green fees, golf cart and dinner following the outing. For information contact coach Brett Ratcliffe at 260-417-0026 or by email at bratcliffe@gkb.k12. or, or contact athletic secretary at 357-4116. Deadline to register is Sept. 26.

GKB school board to meet tonight GARRETT — The GarrettKeyser-Butler school board will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in high school room 120. Three public hearings are scheduled during the session for: • 2014 school budget; • 2014 capital projects plan; and • 2014 bus replacement plan.

City meetings planned Tuesday GARRETT — Two city meetings are planned Tuesday in City Hall. The Board of Public Works will meet at 5:30 p.m. The Common Council will meet at 7 p.m.

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ABOVE RIGHT — Garrett seniors Matthew Singleton and Katie Hunkler were named homecoming king and queen during halftime ceremonies Friday on Memorial Field. ABOVE LEFT — This float created by the junior class was judged the best entry in the homecoming parade Friday night. From left are junior class representatives Shae Rowlison, Amanda Stump, Sivanah Ybarra and Wesley Totten.

Garrett celebrates homecoming GARRETT — Garrett seniors Matt Singleton and Katie Hunkler were named homecoming king and queen during halftime festivities on Memorial Field Friday night. Katie is the daughter of Mark and Ronda Hunkler. She plans to attend IPFW and major in dental hygiene, eventually get married and start a family. She has been active in marching band, basketball, soccer, track, and concert band, National Honor Society and youth group while at Garrett High School. Matthew is the son of Jerry and Beth Singleton. He plans to attend Valparaiso University and major in

clinical psychology following high school. He is active in basketball, marching band, National Honor Society and academic teams during his high school career. Last year’s homecoming king and queen were Lee Bard and Jessica Delauder. Logan Weyrick stood in for Bard. They presented the crowns and sashes to this year’s royalty on a beautiful fall evening. Senior homecoming court members include: • Zujey Colin is the daughter of Veronica Orellana. She plans to move back to Chicago following graduation and become a dental

hygienist or work in the medical field. She has participated in cross-country, boys basketball manager and soccer. • Michaela Scherer is the daughter of Doug and Beth Scherer. After high school, she plans to attend college for photography or elementary education. She has been part of the volleyball team and volunteers for St. Martin’s Healthcare and assists with the Heritage Days Junior, Junior Teen and Teen pageants. • Dayton Sweet is the son of Bob and Stacey Sweet. Dayton has been active with the National

Honor Society, Athletic Leadership Council, soccer and marching band. He plans to attend college and major in civil engineering and minor in architecture. • Bayley Ort is the son of Kevin and Lisa Ort. He plans to attend college but is undecided on his major. He moved to Garrett before his junior year and previously played basketball, baseball and football at Carroll High School. Junior Class representatives include Amanda Stump, daughter of Brad and Melinda Stump; Homecoming, Page 4

Yoder-Fuller Ford opens in Angola Plans to build new facility at Garrett dealership, too By Sue Carpenter ANGOLA — Bill Yoder’s longtime interest in owning a Ford dealership in Angola is now in gear. He and partner Walt Fuller opened Yoder-Fuller Ford on July 1 at the former Angola Ford location on U.S. 20 at the city’s east edge. Yoder said he approached the previous owner in August 2012, but the timing was not right. “Ford Motor Co. (recently) came out with a incentive to build or renovate facilities, and that just made it all the more attractive,” he said of buying the dealership. “With the current market and Ford incentives, that made it too good of an opportunity not to pursue the Angola dealership,” Yoder added. “I just felt this was a great business opportunity for myself and my family.” He met with Scott Benjamin, who expressed interest in becoming involved as a minority partner and general manager of the facility. Benjamin is experienced in running Ford dealerships in Knox and South Bend. “Scott’s a real progressive, energetic young man, and he wanted to be a Ford dealer,” Yoder said. Benjamin and Yoder are in charge of the operation of the Yoder-Fuller Ford dealership. They formed a partnership with businessman Walt Fuller, who is owner/investor in the business and also the facilitator for the new showroom to be built at the current site. Plans are to begin construction in October with completion in the spring.

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Yoder-Fuller Ford recently opened at the former Angola Ford location on U.S. 20 on the city’s east side. From left are partners Walt Fuller, Scott Benjamin and Bill Yoder. Yoder plans to build a new facility at his Garrett location, as well. “We felt it might be better for the community for appearance and beneficial to build on the current site,” Yoder said of the planned new, 19,000-square-foot showroom, office, garage and parts facility. The dealership currently employs 10 people, most from the previous dealership, and Yoder said the owners hope to expand to 15-20 workers. “The employees are very professional and outstanding,” Yoder said. The new owners plan to approach Ford Motor Co. about becoming a Lincoln franchise, as well, he added.

Yoder has strong ties to the Angola community, having owned a summer home on Lake Gage for more than 20 years. He is the owner of Bill Yoder Ford in Garrett, a dealership formed by his father, Ernie Yoder, in 1956. Yoder assures his customers he will continue at the Garrett dealership. He revealed plans to build a new facility on his current lot on East Quincy Street that will be 2-1/2 times its current size this year. “We want to continue to live up to our motto, ‘We sell to sell again,’” Yoder said.


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Live music at Eagles Friday GARRETT — Dan Davis will provide live music at the Garrett Eagles Friday from 8-11 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Eagles home is located at 220 S. Randolph St.

Live music at Legion Friday GARRETT — Little Rock Express will provide entertainment at the Garrett American Legion Post 178 Friday from 8-11 p.m. The event is open to the public. The Legion is located at 515 W. Fifth Ave. Visit for more information.

Benefit to assist with medical costs GARRETT — A chicken dinner benefit is planned Saturday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. the Garrett Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Garrett. Proceeds from the event will help with medical costs for Zachary “Zac” Joseph, 9, who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer in Bloomington. Cost for meal is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Music will be provided by DJ Tyler Meehan. A silent auction will also be held during the event.

Youth group host scrapbooking fundraiser GARRETT — Garrett First Baptist Church Ministry is hosting an all-day scrapbooking event on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Participants are invited to come and learn new techniques, organize photos, share ideas and chat with friends. Door prizes and raffles will be held throughout the day. Cost is $30 for full day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. including snacks, lunch and dinner. Drinks are included with meals. Additional soft drinks and water will be available for purchase. Cost is $15 for half-day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or from 3-9 p.m. including either lunch or dinner. Registration is due by Oct. 21 at the church, 1357 S. Randolph St., Garrett, by phone at 357-9635 or by email at marcellacarroll@

court. Kyle White, 21, of the AUBURN — Local 800 block of West Bellefonpolice officers arrested taine Road, Pleasant Lake, 14 people since Sept. 7, was arrested Monday at according to DeKalb County 7:42 p.m. by the DeKalb Jail records. County Sheriffs Department William Gauge, 29, of on charges of possession of the 1200 block of Wefel marijuana and possession Street, Fort Wayne, was of paraphernalia, Class A arrested Sept. 7 by the misdemeanors. Auburn Police Department Kimberly Northouse, 47, on a charge of driving as a of the 400 block of South habitual traffic violator, a Randolph Street, Garrett, Class D felony. was arrested Monday at 8:32 Lee A. Fugate, 34, of p.m. by the DeKalb County the 1100 block of Alyson Sheriff’s Department for Avenue, Auburn, was alleged contempt of civil arrested Sept. 8 at 5:26 court. a.m. by the DeKalb County Nicole L. Kimmel, 32, Sheriff’s Department on of the 800 block of South charges of operating a Randolph Street, Garrett, vehicle while intoxicated was arrested Wednesday at the Class A and Class C at 7 a.m. by the DeKalb misdemeanor levels. County Sheriff’s DepartDaniel McMahon, 38, ment on a warrant from the of the 100 block of South DeKalb County Prosecutor’s Broadway, Butler, was office for alleged failure arrested Sept. 8 at 5:28 to appear and contempt of p.m. by the DeKalb County court. Sheriff’s Department for John Peters, 61, of the alleged failure to appear 200 block of East Houston in court on felony and Street, Garrett, was arrested misdemeanor charges. Wednesday at 7:43 p.m. by Mark O. Hensinger, 49, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s of the 200 block of West Department on a warrant Houston Street, Garrett, charging him with contempt was arrested Monday at of court. 3:05 p.m. by the Garrett Cody LaRowe, 24, of Police Department on a the 4700 block of C.R. warrant charging hm with 35, Auburn, was arrested domestic battery, a Class A Wednesday at 11:19 p.m. misdemeanor. by the Garrett Police Jesse L. Schewe, 19, Department on charges of of the 800 block of South operating a vehicle while Cowen Street, Garrett, was intoxicated at the Class A arrested Monday at 3:45 and Class C misdemeanor p.m. by the Garrett Police levels. Department on a warrant Adam Weimer, 21, of charging him with theft, a the 6300 block of West U.S. Class D felony. 20, Angola, was arrested Tammy L. Beechler, Thursday at 2:24 a.m. by 49, of the 300 block of the Butler Police DepartSouth Elm Street, Waterloo, ment on a charge of driving was arrested Monday at while suspended with a 4:20 p.m. by the Waterloo prior conviction, a Class A Marshal’s Department on misdemeanor. a warrant from the Auburn James M. Dickerson, 58, Police Department charging of the 700 block of C.R. her with theft, a Class D 23, Ashley, was arrested felony. Thursday at 4:56 p.m. by Lindsay Ransbottom, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s 22, of the 1000 block of Department on a warrant Cristen Avenue, Auburn, charging him with child was arrested Monday at 4:50 molesting, a Class A felony, p.m. by the DeKalb County and dissemination of matter Sheriff’s Department on a harmful to minors, a Class body attachment from civil D felony.

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Representatives of DeKalb County Door presented a $962 check to the Garrett Fire Department, raised from a Aug. 19 golf outing at Garrett Country Club. From left to right, are firefighter Jak Shultz, DeKalb County Door owner Brian King, engineer David VanDerbosch, DeKalb County Door representatives Mike Garman and Joe DiGregory II and firefighter Paul Zecca. This is the third year for the golf outing, but the first to benefit the fire department. Future events will benefit the fire department, King said.

COURT NEWS Judge sentences 9 offenders AUBURN — Judge Kevin Wallace sentenced nine people for criminal offenses during hearings in DeKalb Superior Court I this week. • Helen J. Kuffer of the 500 block of North 75E, Albion, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, all suspended except two days, for operating a vehicle with an unlawful alcohol concentration, a Class C misdemeanor. She was placed on probation for one year and was fined $500. She must pay court costs, and her driving license was suspended for 90 days. • Arthur Slaybaugh of the 700 block of Ohio Avenue, Auburn, received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation for operating a vehicle while being a habitual traffic violator, a Class D felony. He was fined $100 and must pay court costs. His driving license was suspended for two years. • Jeremy E. Buuck of the 200 block of North Cleveland Street, Auburn,

was sentenced to 90 days in jail, all suspended except 96 hours, for false informing, a Class B misdemeanor. He received one year of probation and was fined $100. He must pay court costs. • Kelly Schrader of the 3100 block of East South Shore Drive, Columbia City, was sentenced to 1 1/2 years in jail, all suspended except 180 days, for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor. She was placed on probation through March 19, 2015, and was fined $1,000. She must pay court costs, and her driving license was suspended for one year. • Michael Hughes of Indianapolis, was fined $50 and must pay court costs for conversion, a Class A misdemeanor. • Rocio Mireles of the 3100 block of Webster Street, Fort Wayne, was fined $50 for operating a vehicle never having received a driver’s license, a Class C misdemeanor. He must pay court costs, and his driving license was suspended for 90 days. • Melissa Chisholm of

the 500 block of South Peters Street, Garrett, was sentenced to 60 days of incarceration for the unlawful purchase of ephedrine or pseudoephedrine, a Class C misdemeanor, and three years of incarceration, all suspended except 180 days, for maintaining a common nuisance. She received credit for time served in jail and at the Noble House. In the felony case, she was placed on probation for 30 months. She was fined $1 in each case and must pay court costs. • Dustan Shipe of the 1700 block of C.R. 28, Auburn, was sentenced to one year in jail, all suspended except one year, for theft, a Class D felony. He received one year of probation and was fined $1 plus court costs. • Tiffanie A. Haberland of the 1200 block of Rohm Drive, Auburn, was placed on the judgment withheld program for being a minor consuming alcohol, a Class C misdemeanor. If she successfully completes the program, the charge will be dismissed.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Resident claims city ordinances not enforced

collection day and during the week. I see cans on the street where people where people don’t take them in, Also, cans on people’s front porch or front yards. I know that some are unable, but I’m sure it’s not everyone. The latest is the fencing around swimming pools. That one is a big joke — just come into Garrett from the north and you’ll have proof of what I’m saying. My point is — why keep passing ordinances that are not followed or enforced? Even a small fine would make some people wake up.

To the editor: After reading in The Garrett Clipper on Monday,Aug. 26,I was totally confused. I read that the Garrett Common Council voted in two new/ revised ordinances. Why waste the time? I understand it’s part of the responsibilities, but who is going to enforce them? Here are three ordinances that I know of that are seldom, if ever, enforced. One is the placing of Thanks for listening yard sale signs on city utility Joyce Fugate poles. I got a warning for North Peters St., Garrett this, but it’s still going on. My sign was taken down Editor’s note — City and handed to me. officials were contacted Another is the placement for comment last week. No of trash cans, both on response has been received.

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The Garrett Chamber of Commerce recognized Tireville, Inc. for its three generations as a family business in the community. Tireville was opened by Bud and Nancy Treesh in 1976. Their four sons and two of their grandsons currently operate the automotive business that offers tire sales and repair, front-end alignments and oil changes among its services. From left are Marc Chamberlin, of the Garrett Chamber of Commerce, Eric Treesh, Daryl Treesh, Dennis Treesh, Dave Treesh, Doug Treesh and Dana Treesh.

Official GED test deadline is Dec. 13 FORT WAYNE — The deadline to take the current General Educational Development (GED) test is approaching. Many northeast Indiana residents in 11 counties could lose the work they’ve already work toward passing the GED test if they don’t do so by Dec. 13, an official with the Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board said. That’s because the state intends to have a new high school equivalency assessment in place by the first of year. That test, said workforce development board Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Gary Gatman, will be much more rigorous than the current one. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the Indiana Business Research Center estimate more than 60,000 residents — including those in DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben — counties between ages 18-64 would be required to take the new test if they don’t achieve high school equivalency before Dec. 13.

The workforce investment board, through the WorkOne centers it manages and with the assistance of community partners, offers free GED preparation classes at locations across northeast Indiana. The board and its partners have set up a GED hotline to field questions about the new test or the free GED services. People can call 469-4411. The new test, called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), offered by CTB/McGraw-Hill, will be aligned more closely with college and career readiness and industry needs, Gatman said. Gatman said that is a good thing for northeast Indiana in its push to elevate economic stability by increasing overall educational attainment and skills-building. “Employers are going to look more favorably on people with more skills,” Gatman said. Just as important, he said, is that obtaining high school equivalency in any form enhances a person’s standard of living.

“The jobs you’ll be able to compete for pay better,” he said. “The benefit packages with those jobs are more significant. The retirement options available to you become more meaningful.” The current GED test includes five sections. If participants don’t pass all five sections, they must study anew the portions they’ve failed and re-take those sections. Gatman encouraged those who are in the process of obtaining a GED to finish the work before the new test kicks in. “It would be a shame to lose all of the hard effort you’ve put in toward ensuring a better future for yourself and for your family,” Gatman said. It is his hope that even after the new test begins, more people pursue achieving high school equivalency. “The stepped-up skills demands of industry are growing rapidly,” Gatman said. “It is vital that people bolster their chances of workplace success through

formal education and skills training.” The Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board provides public and private financial and employment resources to businesses and individuals for education and skills training to meet the needs of regional industries.

GED class locations in DeKalb County Ashley Community Center, 500 S. Gonser Ave.; 4-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays. Kathy Pfister, instructor. Auburn Presbyterian Church, 111 W. Twelfth St.; 8-11 a.m. and 4-7 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Linda Behrman (a.m.), Karen Noll (p.m.) and Patty Jue (p.m.), instructors. Butler Elementary School, 1025 S. Broadway; 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Mark Schea, instructor. Garrett United Methodist Church, 110 W. Houston St.; 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Shalon Schea, instructor. ABE/GED.

AVON, Ind. — Doris Bowmar Habig, age 93, died Thursday, September 12, 2013, in Avon. She was born in Garrett, Ind., to Charles and Emma (Hiigli) Bowmar, who are deceased. She was Mrs. Habig also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Gerald Bowmar; one sister, Dorothy Musselman; and one daughter-in-law, Rebecca Habig. Doris was a member of Tri Kappa Sorority, Greenhurst Country Club, and the First United Methodist Church of Auburn, Ind. She was also a member of the DeKalb Hospital Guild and volunteered at the Curiosity Shop. She graduated from Garrett High School in 1938 and from International Business College in Fort Wayne in 1939. She worked at General Electric during WWII and later as cafeteria supervisor of DeKalb Central Schools, retiring in 1989. Doris is survived by three sons, James Dean Habig of Avon, Terry and Deborah Habig of New Orleans, La., and Todd and Lara Habig of Avon; four grandsons, Scott, Matthew, Daniel and Tyler Habig; one great-granddaughter, Lise Habig; and one brother, Cotton Bowmar of Auburn, Ind. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Auburn, Ind. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, 2013, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR Monday DeKalb County Commissioners, Commissioners Court, 8:30 a.m. Weigh to Go, First Baptist Church, Garrett, 10 a.m. 357-5309 TRIM (Try Removing Inches Monthly) weigh-in, Alliance Industries, 901 E. Quincy St., Garrett, 5 -6 p.m., meeting follows. Phone 357-3617 for information Auburn/DeKalb County Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Group: DeKalb Medical Arts Bldg. Conference room 303B. DeKalb Memorial Hospital Auburn. Phone (260) 637-3820 for info

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Walton League Rotary Club, Railroad Inn, 12 noon Free anonymous/ confidential HIV testing, DeKalb County Office Bldg., 2:30-4 p.m. City of Garrett Board of Public Works, City Hall, 5:30 p.m. Diabetic Support Group, Heimach Center, Auburn, 6:30 p.m. Garrett City Council, City Hall, 7 p.m. Overeaters Anonymous, St. Joseph Parish Center, 7 p.m.

Wednesday Fort Wayne Alzheimer’s Support Group, 227 E. Washington Blvd., 10-11:30

a.m. American Legion Post 178, 7 p.m. Widows and Widowers Support Group, St. Joseph Parish Center, 7 p.m. Garrett Post 1892, V.F.W., lodge hall, 7:30 p.m. DeKalb D.A.V., Auburn American Legion Post 97, 7:30 p.m.

Alliance Industries, board of directors, 7 p.m. Model Train Club, Heritage Park Museum basement, 7 p.m. Knights of Columbus, Council Chambers, 7:30 p.m.. Rebekahs, Odd Fellows Hall, 8 p.m. AA meeting, St. Joseph basement, 8:30 p.m.

GARRETT — John Eugene Woodward, 53, of Garrett, died Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo. Burial will be in Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett. Calling will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday prior to the service at the funeral home.

Thursday DeKalb County Drainage Board, Commissioners Court, Courthouse, Auburn, 8:30 a.m. Garrett Garden Club regular meeting, Garrett Public Library, 6:30 p.m.

Memorials are to the Feller and Clark Funeral Home to help with funeral expenses.

Gene Cramer AVE MARIA, Fla. — Gene Cramer, 73, of Ave Maria, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, at Hospice Home, Naples, Fla. He was born June 17, 1940, in Garrett, where he spent his formative years. His parents, Gailard and Nora (Smith) Cramer, preceded him in death. Mr. Cramer joined the U.S. Air Force after graduating from Salem Center High School in Steuben County. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 24 years. Surviving are his wife, Dolores Young of Ave Maria; sons, Doug Cramer of Fort Wayne, Gene Cramer of Kendallville, Brett Cramer of Mishawaka, Patrick Cramer of Garrett and Greg Cramer of South Dakota; a stepson, Dr. William Young of Madison, Wis.; a granddaughter; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Charles Hall of Auburn and Linda and Jack Ladd of Auburn; and many nieces and nephews. Interment will take place Tuesday at the Veteran’s Wall in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, Fla.

Chester Davis Jr. AUBURN — Chester D. Davis Jr., 89, of Auburn, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. Visitation and services were held Saturday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn, with Pastor Jim Platner officiating, assisted by Pastor Doug Holley. A graveside service was held at Alton Cemetery in St. Joe. Memorials may be given to Auguste’s Cottage of Betz Nursing Home.

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September 18 Samuel Smith Mandi Lynn Jones Carol Ann Roberts Charles S. Quimby Marietta Case John William Walker Kathy Kelham Degitz Teresa Dawn Raymer Joan Wilcoxson Diane Lynn Lash Robin Renee Barger Jay Michael Franks Korey Dale Brewer

September 19 Debbie Fordanish David Allen Brown Kim Carteaux Paul DeGrasse John S. Bradin Carole Janice Wesner Stephanie King Lynn Rowe Reed Margaret Farrington Jackie Gingrich Knott Judy Burtch Lewellyn Mrs. Richard Murley Mrs. Delmar Grueder Mrs. Arthur Fike Jr. Ida Belle Bower Patsy Jo Barger Richard A. Pickard

September 20 Terri Hug Mark Edward Hall Christi Dawn Hatton Tara Janelle Maggert Michael Rex Fosnaugh Dennie Alan DeGrasse



Brian Nelson Susan Jean Souder Frank McBride Timothy James Grubb David Likens Maria Sue Porter Rebecca Dyane Christensen Natasha Collins Holly Ferguson Brandon Berry

September 21 Caleb Michael Back Barbara Shoudel Tina Stafford Curt Nelson Custer Justin Glaser Laura Henderson Strack Steven Souder Brenda Kay Creager Terry Lynn Kleeman Barbara Shaw David McPheeters Ted Jay Owen Melvin Stiles Maxine Weddell Jeff Jones

September 22 John Gael Karolyn Ruth Furnish DuWayne Steman Deborah Suzanne Tharp Kathy Vanderbosch Mettert Gregory Lee Allman Ronald Rinehart Frownfelter John Michael Davis Robert Hendrickson Jinx Lorry Kemp Timothy Alan Vogel Geoffrey Alan Mosley Donald Gene Bailey Jr. Shelly Borchelt Marjorie Woodcock Hecht Rachel Jane Stafford

September 23 Abigail Weaver Catherine Louise Boles Mark Alan Houser Lance Reed Richard Allen Clark Kathy Steigmeyer Grawcock Gloria Rowe Douglas Ryan DePew Michael Steward Michelle Neukom Dakota Yarde Send your birthdays to or phone 925-2611 ext. 45 To ensure accuracy, please spell out name when leaving a voicemail message

PAW PRINTS Pets of the Week The DeKalb Humane Society features two pets of the week, Nettie and Bella. Nettie is the dog of the week. She is a female Treeing Walker Coonhound, who is approximately 3 years old. Nettie She arrived at the shelter April 4, 2012. Nettie would make a good hunting dog. She is used to living Bella outside, as long as she has the proper accommodations. Nettie is currently staying in a foster home, but

Homecoming from Page 1 Sivanah Ybarra, daughter of Michelle Bleeke and the late Derein Ybarra; Shae Rowlison, son of Steve and Bree Rowlison; and Wesley Totten, son of Jeff Smeltzer and Susanne Totten. Sophomore class representatives include Rachel DePew, daughter of Chris and Chrissy DePew; Paige Rowlison, daughter of Steve and Bree Rowlison; Blake Davis, son of Chad and Lisa Davis; and Keenan Myers, son of Duane and Bambi Rodman. Representing the freshman class were Megan Beckley, daughter of Max and Alisha Gregory; Kallie Knott, daughter of Robert and Rebecca Knott; Jaden Baker, son of Chad and

Samantha Baker; and Dawson Furnish, son of Jon and Jonelle Furnish. Each class and the FFA chapter decorated Disneythemed floats for the annual parade through downtown Garrett. Judges selected the junior class entry as winner of the competition with a “Finding Nemo” theme, the senior class second and the FFA third. The student council and teacher/sponsors Sally Rafterty and Kristen Maksimchuk organize the event. Homecoming events included powder puff games, won by the sophomores; a snake dance and bonfire Wednesday; and spirit days all week.

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Officers of the DeKalb County Ministerial Association are shown. From left, are vice president David Mix of Garrett First Baptist Church, president Kevin Marsh of Butler United Methodist Church, treasurer Joe Laher of Christian Union Church, Garrett, and secretary Betty Sivis of First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ in Auburn. The association is a voluntary fellowship of pastors, ministers, priests, staff, church and para-church leaders to support Christian ministry and service to DeKalb County residents.

is waiting for her forever home. Bella is the cat of the week. She is a female calico. She arrived at the shelter Aug. 8, 2012, and has been waiting for her forever home. To see all of the shelter’s adoptable pets, visit to Type in zipcode 46721 to find pets.

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. The 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

Red Carpet fundraiser The annual fall fundraiser is Oct. 17 at the National Military History Center from 6-9 p.m. The cost is $50 per person and $90 per couple. Guests will enjoy a meal, as well as live and silent auctions. Reservations will be accepted through Oct. 4. Gracie Pinnington serves as the current Little Miss DeKalb Humane Society 2012-2013. Pinnington received the honor to represent the shelter during

the live auction from the 2012 fall fundraising event, Come Fetch Play. Pinnington is the daughter of Alex and Nicki Pinnington. She is 6 years old and attends first grade at McKenney-Harrison Elementary School in Auburn. As Little Miss DeKalb Humane Society, Pinnington volunteers with her family and attends events to benefit the organization. This year’s Red Carpet event will again feature the opportunity for parents to bid on the 2013-2014 Little Miss/Master DeKalb Humane Society. To make a reservation, call 868-2409. Paw Prints is a weekly update from the DeKalb Humane Society, 5221 U.S. 6, Butler. Contact the DeKalb Humane Society at 868-2409.

MARRIAGE LICENSES GRANTED AUBURN — The following marriage licenses have been granted in DeKalb County. Jesse James Johnson Jr., 22, Butler and Kylee Ann Moughler, 22, Butler. Aaron Edward McArthur, 24, Garrett and Alyssa Keri Kring, 20, Garrett. Michael Lamar Parker, 44, Hamilton and Carolyn Elizabeth Cates, 43, Hamilton. Charles O’dell Renfrow, 41, Auburn and Heather Nicole Turner, 27, Waterloo. Jason Richard Buhr, 38, Auburn and Gina Lynn Mazur-Monnin, 38, Auburn. Chad Michael Porter, 35, Garrett and Bobbie Jo Geyer, 43, Garrett. Joseph Odell Shepherd, 29, Auburn and Courtney Elizabeth Dean, 29, Auburn. Paul D. Turner, 33, St. Joe and Joni S. Bolton, 27,

St. Joe. Tyler Jacob Dove, 26, Auburn and Katie Lauren Hinman, 27, Auburn. Ryan Edward Lamberson, 29, Auburn and Kelli Louise Vendrely, 33, St. Joe. Jarrod Michael Moran, 29, Garrett and Elizabeth Kay Weddelman, 22, Garrett. Shawn Allen Haas, 40, St. Joe and Tabitha Leann Hollen, 35, St. Joe. George Ellis Bushong, 67, Auburn and Sally Irene Moughler, 70, Auburn. Russell Wayne Davis, 28, Auburn and Alexis Ann Sprague, 24, Auburn. Zack Joseph McPherson, 37, Auburn and Angela Rebecka Jay, 33, Andrews. Sean Patrick Fritts, 41, Corunna and Audra Elizabeth Lieske, 25, Corunna. Thaddeus J. Art, 48, Garrett and Stacy E. Shea, 40, Garrett. Dangee W. Lehner, 40, Hamilton and Christy A. Essing, 28, Hicksville, Ohio. Michael Werner Hull, 25, Auburn and Chelsea Annmarie Miceli, 23,


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Auburn. Bryce Caneron Franson, 24, Garrett and Emily Grace Francis, 23, Garrett. Don Edward Diehm, 26, Harlan and Seagan Kay-Depew Balzer, 28, Avilla. Jody De-Wayne Ullum, 35, Auburn and Amy Marie Noragon, 26, Auburn. Kurt D. Hollenbeck, 37, Garrett and Maryann Marie Kromer, 36, Garrett. Austin James Noragon, 25, Butler and Heather Michelle Ullom, 35, Butler. Travis John Viecelli, 26, Auburn and Kelia Lynn Petre, 20, Auburn. Mathew Allen Rice, 27, Auburn and Mallory M. Manning, 26, Auburn. Eric Wayne Williams, 30, Waterloo and Stephanie Renee Simmons, 25, Butler. Cord Robert Boltz, 19, Garrett and Lucretia Marie Williams, 20, Auburn. Daniel Ryan Douglas, 33, Auburn and Tadjena Leslie Cordero, 25, Auburn. Robert William Potts, 37, Auburn and Heather Jo Farr, 36, Auburn. Christopher James Fieldhouse, 25, Auburn and


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Alisha Jolee Brumbaugh, 25, Garrett. Donald Erwin Shannon, 31, Merrill, Wis. and Lena Renee Collins, 39, Waterloo. Casey Jackson Cook, 25, Ashley and Kymberly Dawn France, 27, Hamilton. Nicholas Arden Dee Johnson, 27, Auburn and Melissa Ann Bruns, 28, Auburn. Jerry Alan Davis, 51, Waterloo and Kathy Merrilene Jackson, 50, Waterloo. Jason Wade Edwards, 33, Auburn and Erin Lynn Williams, 36, Auburn. Jason Todd Curry, 36, Garrett and Elizabeth K. Snyder, 36, Garrett. Bradley Dean Marlow, 27, Independence, Iowa and Katie Louise Maloy, 26, Auburn. Seth William Meade, 21, Auburn and Caitlin Brook Gatt, 20, Auburn. Robert Hall, 28, Garrett and Jessica Hewitt, 27, Waterloo. Olawale Abiodun Arogundade, 30, Columbus, Ohio and Elizabeth Ann Hohman, 32, Auburn.


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Area Forecast Cloudy and cool today, then warmer with a good chance of rain Wednesday through Friday. Highs will climb back to the 80s for the end of the week. Lows will range from the mid-40s to low-60s.


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GOLF LEAGUE SCORES Tuesday Night League 9/10 Team members Jerry McMaken, Bob Plummer Red Foster, Ron Reynolds Art Richardson, Bill Butler Scott Pepple, Terry Uehlein Bob Hulbert, Kenny Knick Ed Utermark, John Pastorial Dale Pfeiffer, John Blotkamp Bob Novy, Butch Beber Gary Thompson, Bill Etgen Dan Payton, Heath Moynahan John Moats, Trevor Wright Wayne Bartels, Herb Kleeman Dave Pineiro, Mike Foster Jim Sexton, Wayne Bunn Dave Collins, Max Crabill Brian Woodcox, Dan Call Colin Parker, Nate Cornell Tom Ely, Merlin Bartels

Sponsor, points Knights of Pythias 543 Omni Source - Auburn 537 Auburn Church of Christ 531 Merritt Sand & Gravel 530 H & H Enterprises 515 Webb Concrete Construction 510 Northside Body Shop 504 Garrett State Bank #2 502 Zeedyk Tree Service 492 Barron’s Automotive 492 Sew Right Signs & Design LLC 489 Garrett Country Club 479 Charleston Metals 478 467 Garrett State Bank 459 Charleston Metals 459 448 The Hair Shed 439

Low scores — Dan Payton 35, Wayne Bartels 38, Butch Beber 38, Heath Moynahan 39, Ron Reynolds 40, Tom Ely 42, Dave Pineiro 42, Jim Sexton 43, Dale Pfeiffer 43 and Larry Hoover 43

Wednesday Night League 9/11 Team members Mark Stebing, Jens Sorensen Tom Kleeman, Mike Kleeman Al Pinkerton, Ben Ellert Chuck Blevins, Bob Harper Dave Demske, Travis Balogh Brad Johnson, Grant Surfus Rick Walters, John Buss Sherm Lewis, Ron Blotkamp Chad Roberts, Todd Kidder Ryan Peters, Wayne Peters Dale Pfeiffer, Dave Pineiro Matt DeWitt, Barry Ault Curt Custer, Bobby Diederich Butch Beber, Max Kock John Blotkamp, Bob Blotkamp Dan Weimer, Tom Ely Wayne Bartels, Tony Surfus Larry Kees, Dave Bundy Herb Kleeman, Kraig Kelham Dan Brinkerhoff, Ron Dicke Don Leins, Jack Barnett Chris Hoeffel, Keith Hefner Tom Blotkamp, Randy Surfus Merlin Bartels, John Hutton

Sponsor, points MJS Apparel 462 Garrett Country Club 462 Alv’s Building 452 Auburn Moose 566 451 Auburn Door 444 Thomas Funeral Home #2 442 Workers World #1 436 Northside Body Shop 431 Insurance Trustees 429 CJ’s Canteena 423 Carper-Koeppe Insurance 419 Blue Bunny 411 Custer Grain 411 Yoder Ford Sales 410 Workers World #2 409 Garrett Veterinary Clinic #1 407 Garrett State Bank 406 Thomas Funeral Home #1 404 Hefty Insurance 400 Insurance Trustees 398 Garrett Veterinary Clinic #2 394 City of Garrett 394 Northside Body Shop 383 Garrett New Market 378

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BUTLER — Garrett’s 8th Grade Locomotives edged Eastside 13-12 Tuesday in their second game of the season. Garrett started the night with a long drive that was delayed by lightning. After the restart, the Locomotives marched down the field with great drive from the offensive line to get Cameron Smith in from two yards out. The extra point failed. Eastside then scored on the kickoff to tie the game. The Blazers then scored on a recovered punt with three minutes to go in the game. The Locomotives marched down and scored

on a pass to Carter Back from Hayden Greene with great blocks from receivers Cody DeLong and Brayden Shearer. The extra point run was converted by Cameron Smith to take the lead with a minute remaining. The defense of Cole Kelham, Clayton Sobieski, Drake Baker, Calvin Wilson, Brenden Gallinger, Brayden Shearer, Jiah Harvest, Cameron Smith, Colin Shafer, Noah Falig, Nathan Mauer, Carter Back, Hayden Greene, and Jacob Bevis held the Blazers on the final drive to put the game away. The Locomotives play host to Adams Central at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

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Garrett High School senior Karsten Cooper was selected Mr. Railroader at the conclusion of a competition held last week to help raise funds for the student council. Each contestant was involved in a talent, shorts and evening wear competition. Cooper juggled and did a color guard routine for his talent.


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Monday, Sept. 16 Boys soccer vs. Leo, 6:30 p.m., home Girls soccer vs. Lakeland, 5 p.m., home GMS 7th-8th grade volleyball vs. Angola, there, 5 p.m. GMS 6th grade volleyball vs. Eastside, 5 p.m., home

Tuesday, Sept. 17 Girls soccer vs. Bellmont at Decatur, 6:30 p.m. Varsity, JV volleyball vs. Adams Central, 6 p.m., home Boys/girls cross country vs. Heritage, 5 p.m., home GMS football vs. Adams Central on Memorial Field, 5 p.m. GMS boys/girls cross country at Westview with Angola, 4:45 p.m. GMS soccer vs. Lakeland, 5 p.m., home

Thursday, Sept. 19 Girls soccer vs. Lakewood Park, there, 5 p.m. Varsity, JV volleyball vs. Leo, 6 p.m., home GMS 6th grade volleyball vs. Churubusco, there, 5 p.m. GMS cross country vs. Hamilton and Fremont, home, 5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 20 Varsity football vs. Bluffton, 7 p.m., home

Saturday, Sept. 21 Varsity, JV girls volleyball at Wawasee Invite, 9 a.m. Boys/girls cross country at West Noble Invite, Ligonier, 9:30 a.m. GMS cross country at West Noble Invite, Ligonier, 9:30 a.m.

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ALBION — Guests can celebrate the rich cultural history of Chain O’Lakes State Park at Heritage Day on Sunday, Sept. 28. All programs will take place at the 1915 Stanley Schoolhouse from 1-4 p.m. Visitors can hand-dip a candle over the campfire, make a cattail twine bracelet and tour the schoolhouse. Cathy Draeger-Williams, archaeologist for the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, will be on hand with information and tabletop dig boxes for children to explore. At 2 p.m., Craig Arnold, former assistant director of the Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne Archaeological Survey, will share findings and artifacts from the 2012 archaeology research on the historic Bowen homestead in the park. This event is free after the standard park admission fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle. For more information, contact interpretive naturalist Leslie Arnold at (260) 636-2654 or chaininterp@dnr.

Low Scores — Mark Demske 36, John Shipe Jr. 36, Scott Wilson 38, Dale Pfeiffer 39, Bob Mills 39, Dave Vanderbosch 40, Bruce Schlosser 41, Gary Kleeman 41, Wes Warstler 41, Mike Kleeman 42, Eric Bickel 42, Dave Shafer 42, Dute Scheurich 42, Kevin Webb 42, Denny Englehart 42 and Ed Utermark 43


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Garrett runner to cross the finish line ran either a season best or lifetime best time. The girls finished 20th as a team in a very strong field. Sydney Weaver ran a person best time of 12:08 and finished 19th. Other finishing positions were Ravyn Beckner (121), Madison Evans (123), Chloe Hinkle (147), Natalee Garrison (159) and Samantha Dewitt (167) and Brandi Harvey (168). In the reserve race Kaitline Cook and Emily Conn finished 182th, and 211th respectively. The boys ran well against a great competition and it carried them to strong times. Micah Malcolm was the top finisher for the boys running a time of 11:02, good enough for 24th place. The other Garrett runners were Chance Hinkle (128), Owen Walter (138), Turk Taylor (157) and Josh Blessinger (166). The Garrett boys finished 23rd as a team.

8th grade Locomotives top Eastside in final minute

Low scores — Wayne Bartels 36, Tony Surfus 36, Tom Ely 38, Travis Balogh 38, Al Pinkerton 39, Chris Hoeffel 39, Dave Demske 40, Tom Kleeman 40, Don Leins 40, Ben Ellert 40, Marc Munson 40, Mike Kleeman 41, Ryan Peters 41, Chuck Blevins 41 and Larry Hoover 41.

Team member, points Ben Warstler, Rob Woodward 529 Dale Pfeiffer, Mark Demske 520 Bruce Schlosser, Greg Schlosser 517 Sammy Hippensteel, Eric Bickel 508 Dave Shafer, Denny Blaker 499 Bob Mills, Gary Kleeman 496 Jim Shipe, John Shipe Jr. 493 Stephen Hyde, Ed Utermark 484 Wes Warstler, Scott Wilson 472 Dave VanDerbosch, John Dudash 470 Jim Grawcock, Fred Demske 468 Kevin Webb, Mike Gerig 463 John Cummins, Harry Jackson 462 Dick Daniel, Tim Costin 458 Brian Webb, Mark Morton 453 Steve Shipe, Jeff Shipe 452 Adam Shipe, Greg Shipe 452 Mark Richardson, Tom Armstrong 451 Pat Kleeman, Mike Kleeman 450 Mike Anderson, Mark Hensinger 442 Larry Weeks, Dave Collins 432 Mike Anderson II, Nate Kleeman 417 Max Deetz, Vince Wells 415 Tom Cook, Clare Fater 404 Huleo Branscum, Rich Sholl 399 Denny Englehart, Steve Marbach 396 Mark Walker, Kevin Sibery 373 Mike Traxler, Dave Lochner 353

GARRETT — The Locomotive runners ran against Prairie Heights on Thursday and both teams came up one point short losing 28-27. In the boys’ race, Micah Malcolm finished a close second, running a personal best time of 11:14. Chance Hinkle, Owen Walter, Turk Taylor, Josh Blessing and Juan Arambula ran season best times but it wasn’t quite enough to overcome a strong Prairie Heights’ team. The girls suffered the same fate as the boys. Sydney Weaver won the girls race with a time of 13:02 to lead the way for the girls. Chloe Hinkle, Natalee Garrison, Emily Conn, Brandi Harvey and Samantha Dewitt ran season best times in the secondplace effort. On Saturday, the Locomotive runners traveled to Columbia City to compete at the Indian Springs Invite. It proved to be a great day for running as every

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Big Train stops AC Final meeting between longtime ACAC foes BY JUSTIN PENLAND GARRETT — Garrett and Adams Central have met on an annual basis since 1997. The two schools, known for powerful running, ended the series with a ground-pounding game Friday night for the Railroaders’ homecoming. Bryit Sumner rushed for122 yards on 30 attempts and Garrett totaled 204 yards on the ground en route to a 14-10 victory over the Flying Jets. With the Railroaders (3-1, 1-0 Allen County Athletic Conference) heading to the Northeast Corner Conference in 2014, coach Chris DePew, who is also the school’s athletic director, said it will probably be the last time the two teams meet on the gridiron. “Leaving the ACAC, our football schedule is built for future years and this game will not be part of it,” DePew said Despite a slow start to the game, Garrett turned things around in its final meeting. The area where the Railroaders stepped up immensely in the second half was on the defensive side of the ball. In the latter half of the game, AC (2-2, 0-2 ACAC) was held to approximately five plays per drive, its longest coming on the final

push down 14-10. The said drive was ended on the seventh play by a Ryan VandeZande interception with less than 1 ½ minutes remaining. Adams Central finished with 11 first downs, seven of which came in the first half. The Jets recorded 183 total yards with just 62 coming in the second half.

“This is our last run in the ACAC. Let’s take our best shot at it.” COACH CHRIS DEPEW

It did not score after a Lane Harrison 26-yard field goal as time expired in the second quarter. “We had a little bit of a slow start. We had a couple third-down chances in Adams Central’s first drive, but we didn’t hold them. We didn’t adjust as well as I hoped we would, so we were down early,” DePew said. “After halftime, we were able to settle down, talk and figure some things out.”

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Garrett running back Bryit Sumner (15) squares up against Hunter Bates of Adams Central during the Railroaders’ victory in an Allen County Athletic Conference game Friday. Garrett experienced its first lead of the game late in the third quarter on the tail end of an 11-play march down the field. Sumner held the rock the first two plays and gained 13 yards as the Railroaders crossed midfield after they started with good field position. Bo Davis and Sumner continued to run the ball on all but five plays where quarterback Noah Follett took over. Follett bounced back after a fumble to hit receiver Cole Wilson for a 22-yard gain on the eighth play of the series. Sumner crashed forward for two yards on the ground and Follett added

three before Follett found Danny Stankovic wide open in the end zone for the go-ahead score with 44.4 seconds remaining in the third. Follett was 11-for-13 through the air with 153 yards and a touchdown. He also had a rushing score in the second frame. “We played a great second half tonight and the defense really stepped it up late,” DePew said. The Railroaders have been facing a lot of adversity from ACAC coaches this year as they part for re-entrance into their former conference. Garrett has won three of its last

four conference openers against Adams Central. Garrett will host Bluffton on Friday at 7 p.m. “They have been told the last nine months how bad they were going to be, how they lost so much from last year. They were told for nine months they were not going to win more than three or four games, but four games in we have three wins. I am so proud of the kids. However, we are not done,” DePew said. “We talked about it some this week, this is our last run in the ACAC. Let’s take our best shot at it.”



The Garrett Clipper - September 16, 2013  

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

The Garrett Clipper - September 16, 2013  

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