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GOOD MORNING Man arrested on counterfeiting charges in Angola FORT WAYNE — An Angola man set to go to trial next week for forgery has been charged with counterfeiting in federal court. Scott D. Silvers, 47, is charged in federal court with using counterfeit “access devices,” or credit cards, counterfeiting, passing counterfeit money and possessing “device-making equipment,” say federal court documents. The charges stem from a raid on Silvers’ apartment in October. Officers allegedly found him sitting at a table, printing counterfeit money. They also allegedly found multiple printers, linen business paper, a manual embossing machine, a creditcard making machine and paper with copies of bills. Silvers also allegedly had other people’s birth certificates, driver’s licenses and credit cards. The investigation began when a woman tried to buy a gift card with counterfeit $10 bills at an Angola big box store. In Steuben Superior Court earlier this month, Silvers told Judge William Fee he gave the fake bills to people who were down on their luck. Silvers plans to represent himself Thursday against chief deputy prosecutor Travis Musser. Public defender Robert Hardy has been retained as stand-by counsel. Silvers faces up to 22 years in the case that includes a Class C felony forgery charge, a Class D felony counterfeiting charge and a potential designation of habitual offender. A pretrial conference is scheduled for today at noon in Superior Court.

Fremont trash, recycling services on holiday delay FREMONT — Trash will be picked up a day late this week and next in Fremont due to the Christmas and New Years holidays. Trash pick up will be on Friday and Friday, Jan., 4. Recycling pick up is also a day late this week. It will be on Saturday. The recycling schedule is the second and fourth Friday of the month. Fremont has a new color calendar with highlighted dates for 2013 for trash and recycling pick up available at the Fremont Town Hall.

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County tables airport issue Air board president could be replaced BY JENNIFER DECKER

ANGOLA — After nearly a one-hour discussion on whether to re-appoint Dr. R. Wyatt Weaver to the Steuben County Board of Aviation Commissioners, the Steuben County Board of Commissioners tabled the issue for more fact finding Thursday. Weaver currently serves as the aviation board’s chair. The board oversees the operations of the Tri-

State Steuben County Municipal Airport. The appointment is for a fouryear term. Don Stuckey, the county’s attorney, said appointments to the four-member board and removals are made by the commissioners. Other than that, the county has no control over the board, he said. Currently, Rick Shipe, Steuben County councilman, serves as the county’s liaison on the board and

attends every meeting, but is not allowed to vote. “In my opinion, I’d like to have our county representative have a vote on county spending,” Commissioner Loretta Smart said. There was some discussion of having Shipe replace Weaver on the board. Stuckey said he didn’t think state statute prohibits a public official from serving on a board such as the aviation board. Ron Smith, president of the Steuben County commissioners, said he received a number of

emails and phone calls in support of re-appointing Weaver to the board. John Kline, airport manager, spoke in favor of Weaver. “It all seems to stem from minimum standards at the airport,” Kline said, and added those standards are mandated by the state and the Federal Aviation Administration. Kline said the airport created rules and standards to meet those requirements, but those were rejected by the FAA.


Leaders to meet on ‘cliff’ President invites top lawmakers to White House talks JUDY OXENGER JOHNSTON

Perfect snow for snow angels The beautiful sunshine found Bella Dangerfield, left, and Conner and Brianna Slee making snow angels in their yard along South Clear Lake Drive T hursday

afternoon. The fluffy snow was perfect for a variety of winter activities.

REMC helps out in time of need BY JENNIFER DECKER

ANGOLA — A few Steuben County Rural Electrical Membership Corp. linemen spent Christmas away from home helping provide power to those in need in Michigan. A severe snowstorm swept over much of Michigan over the weekend. Thousands were left without power. A cry for help reached Indiana Statewide Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives. They then reached out to Steuben County REMC. A crew of two linemen, Terry Dowell and Rod Allen, packed up their tools and headed north on Saturday. They braved extreme winter conditions of snow and ice. “The snow was so bad, it stood 4-6 inches thick on some of the poles,” Dowell said.” You could reach up and grab the cables (that hung down because of the weight of the snow).” Dowell and Allen drove to the northern part of the mainland to assist Presque Isle Electric & Gas Cooperative. According to the coop’s website, “an estimated 21,752 services lost power after a foot or


Journeyman lineman/lead man Rod Allen, left, and journeyman lineman Terry Dowell pose with a two-track vehicle that was used to work on hard-to-access rights of way in deep snow .

more of heavy snow fell across the region late Friday morning.” By Saturday evening, the

Steuben County linemen were on the job working throughout the


WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadline looming, President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday in search of a compromise to avoid a yearend “fiscal cliff” of across-theboard tax increases and deep spending cuts. The development capped a day of growing urgency in which Obama returned early from a Hawaiian vacation while lawmakers snarled across a partisan divide over responsibility for gridlock on key pocketbook issues. Speaker John Boehner called the House back into session for a highly unusual Sunday evening session. Adding to the woes confronting the middle class was a pending spike of $2 per gallon or more in milk prices if lawmakers failed to pass farm legislation by year’s end. Four days before the deadline, the White House disputed reports that Obama was sending lawmakers a scaled-down plan to avoid the fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts. Administration officials confirmed the Friday meeting at the White House in a bare-bones announcement that said the president would “host a meeting.” An aide to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said the Kentucky lawmaker “is eager to hear from the president.” A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner issued a statement that said the Ohio Republican would attend and “continue to stress that the House has already passed legislation to


Cameron announces leaders for the new year FROM STAFF REPORTS

ANGOLA — Cameron Memorial Community Hospital has announced board officers and medical staff leadership for 2013. David Goodwin, retired Metropolitan School District of Steuben County superintendent, has bee elected chairman of the board. He replaces outgoing

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chairman Ken Dunlap, who will serve on the board as immediate past president. Dr. Thomas Miller has been selected by the medical staff to continue as chief of staff. Other board officers elected include Jeff Posendek, former Trine University athletic director, vice chairman; Dr. Berry Miller, physician, Miller

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secretary; and Barbara Short, DAS Services Inc., treasurer. Dr. Larry Watkins was also elected to serve an additional three-year term on the board. In addition to Dr. Thomas Miller, Watkins was named vice chief of staff; Dr. Jonathan Alley is treasurer; and Dr. William Smith is secretary. “Cameron Hospital is very pleased to have such an excellent group of people leading the organization as we go forward in 2013,” said Greg Burns, Cameron president and CEO.

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CCC video features local park naturalist

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One arrested

ANGOLA — One person was booked into the Steuben County Jail on Wednesday after turning himself in on a warrant for his arrest. Archie T. Taylor, 51, Reading, Mich., was arrested at the jail on a warrant for misdemeanor sale of ephedrine.


LAKE JAMES — A 23minute documentary on the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps is available for viewing on the Department of Natural Resources’ YouTube channel. The channel is at For those looking for a quick overview, a two-minute trailer of highlights is also included on the YouTube channel. The documentary features interviews with Civilian Conservation Corps veterans and Pokagon State Park interpreter Fred Wooley, an expert on CCC history. The veterans recall living in CCC camps throughout Indiana and passing time in surrounding communities on weekends. The CCC was a Great Depression-era program aimed at getting men ages 18 to 25 back to work. It was established in 1933 by President Franklin D. Roosevelt as part of the New Deal. The men of the CCC built and improved state parks and other public properties in Indiana and across the United States. They constructed roads, hiking trails, campgrounds and shelter houses and planted 3 billion trees nationwide. They earned

Public Meetings • Today • Fremont Town Council, town hall, 205 N. Tolford St., Fremont, 9 a.m. Special meeting.

Monday, Jan. 7 • Ashley Fire Advisory Board, fire hall, 101 S. Union St., Ashley, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 8 • Steuben County Council, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola, 9 a.m. • Fremont Plan Commission, town hall, 205 N. Tolford St., Fremont, 7 p.m. • Jackson Township Advisory Board, 3640 N. C.R. 900W, Orland, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 9 • Steuben County Soil and Water Conservation District Board, SWCD offices, 1220 N. C.R. 200W, Angola, 6:15 p.m. Follows 6 p.m. executive session.

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Holiday hikers hit the trail Sixty-eight hikers gathered in the historic Lonidaw Lounge at Potawatomi Inn, Pokagon State Park, where park interpreters Fred Wooley and Marjorie Hershman met and joined them for what has become a tradition — 14 years running — of walking to the Spring Shelter for hot chocolate and treats on Christmas Eve, this

past Monday. It was an overcast but bright sky, dark in the pines, a skiff of snow on the ground, all perfect for a walk in winter wonderland. At the shelter a fire was going and refreshments were set out for everyone to enjoy during friendly conversation and talks of park history.

$30 a month. Indiana had 56 CCC camps. The program was segregated, and eight of Indiana’s camps were African-American. With about 250 men, the 517th Company was the largest such camp in Indiana. It helped build what is now O’Bannon Woods State Park and helped victims of the 1937 Ohio River flood. Visitors to Indiana’s state parks can see excellent examples of CCC-built structures at the Lower Shelter House at Brown County, the CCC Shelter at Pokagon, the Stone Arch Bridge and Beech Grove Shelter at McCormick’s Creek, the North and South gate houses at Clifty Falls, and the Lodge Recreation Building at Ouabache. Many of the CCC-built structures at Pokagon are on the National Register of Historic Places. The documentary was filmed in summer 2012 during an annual reunion of Indiana CCC veterans at Turkey Run. The 2013 CCC reunion will be Aug. 24 at McCormick’s Creek as part of the Indiana Landmark’s Experience. DNR hopes to have a panel of CCC veterans who can share their experiences in the CCC.

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Close ‘cliff’ means lower confidence

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) — English teacher Kevin Leatherbarrow holds a license to carry a concealed weapon and doesn’t see anything wrong with arming teachers in the aftermath of the deadly Connecticut school shooting. “We’re sitting ducks,” said Leatherbarrow, who works at a Utah charter school. “You don’t have a chance in hell. You’re dead — no ifs, ands or buts.” Gun-rights advocates in Utah agree and were offering six hours of training Thursday in handling concealed weapons for 200 Utah teachers in the latest effort to arm teachers to confront school assailants. In Ohio, a firearms group said it was launching a test program in tactical firearms training for 24 teachers. Arizona’s attorney general

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers peering over the “fiscal cliff” don’t like what they see. Fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week sent consumer confidence tumbling in December to its lowest level since August. The Conference Board said Thursday that its consumer confidence index fell for the second straight month in December to 65.1, down from 71.5 in November. The survey showed consumers’ outlook for the next six months deteriorated to its lowest level since 2011 — a signal to Lynn Franco, the board’s director of economic indicators, that consumers are worried about the tax hikes and spending cuts that take effect Jan. 1 if the White House and Congress can’t reach a budget deal.

Earlier this week a report showed consumers held back shopping this holiday season, another indication of their concerns about possible tax increases. The December drop in confidence “is obvious confirmation that a sudden and serious deterioration in hopes for the future took place in December — presumably reflecting concern about imminent ‘fiscal cliff’ tax increases,” said Pierre Ellis, an economist with Decision Economics. The decline in confidence comes at a critical time when the economy is showing signs of improvement elsewhere. A recovery in housing market is looking more sustainable. On Thursday, the government said newhome sales increased in November at the fastest seasonally adjusted annual pace in two years.

Quarter, a distance of 770.00 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar; thence South 00 deg. 43 min. 14 sec. East and parallel with aforesaid W est line Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, a distance of 210.00 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar on the South line of said Northeast quarter; thence North 90 deg. 00 min. 00 sec. W est (base of bearing), along said South line, a distance of 770.00 feet to the Point of Beginning, containing 3.712 Acres, more or less, subject to the Right-of-Ways of County road #325 West along the W est side and the Grapevine Road along the South Side; subject to any and all other Legal Easements and Rights-of-W ay of record. More Commonly known as: 3220 W. Grapevine Road , Ashley , IN 46705 Parcel No. 76-1 1-29-000-002. 010-017 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer Sheriff of Steuben County, Indiana Steuben Township 3220 W. Grapevine Road Ashley IN 46705 The Sheriff's Department does warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Jennifer D. McNair Attorney No. #21220-49 Mercer Belanger One Indiana Square, Suite 1500 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 636-3551 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Connie J. Herman, 3220 W . Grapevine Road, Ashley, IN 46705. Type of Service: Personal. Dana J. Herman, 3220 W . Grapevine Road, Ashley, IN 46705. Type of Service: Personal. HR,00324040,12/14,21,28

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is proposing a change to state law to allow an educator in each school to carry a gun. The moves come after the National Rifle Association proposed placing an armed officer at each of the nation’s schools after a gunman on Dec. 14 killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. There are already police officers in some of the nation’s schools. Parents and educators, however, have questioned how safe the NRA proposal would keep kids, whether it would be economically feasible and how it would alter student life. Some educators say it is dangerous to allow guns. Among the dangers are teachers being overpowered for their weapons or students getting them and accidentally or purposely shooting classmates.


Christine Caldwell, left, receives firearms training with a 9mm Glock from personal defense instructor Jim McCarthy during concealed weapons training for 200 Utah teachers Thursday in West Valley City, Utah.

“It’s a terrible idea,” said Carol Lear, a chief lawyer for the Utah Office of Education. “It’s a horrible, terrible, no-good, rotten idea.” Utah educators say they would ban guns if they could, but legislators left them with no choice. State law forbids schools, districts or college campuses from imposing their own gun restrictions. Educators say they have no way of knowing how

many teachers are armed. Gun-rights advocates estimate 1 percent of Utah teachers, or 240, are licensed to carry concealed weapons. It’s not known how many do so at school. Gun-rights advocates say teachers can act more quickly than law enforcement in the critical first few minutes to protect children from the kind of deadly shooting that took place in Connecticut.

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NOTICE TO TAXPAYERS OF ADDITIONAL APPROPRIATION Notice is hereby given to the taxpayers of the school corporation known as the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County (the "School Corporation") that the Board of Education (the "Board") of said School Corporation will meet at Angola Middle School, 1350 East Maumee Street, Angola, Indiana, at the hour of 7:30 p.m. (Local Time) on January 15, 2013, to consider the following additional appropriation, of the proceeds of the School Corporation's Taxable General Obligation Refunding Bonds of 2013 (Pension Refunding), which the School Corporation as determined to issue and which said Board considers necessary to meet the extraordinary emergency existing at this time: An appropriation in the amount of approximately $5,000,000 on account of the refinancing of the School Corporation's Taxable General Obligation Pension Bonds of 2004, including the incidental expenses necessary to be incurred in connection with said refinancing and the issuance of bonds on account thereof. The funds to meet such additional appropriation are to be provided by the issuance and sale of bonds by the school corporation. The foregoing appropriations are in addition to all appropriations provided for in the existing budget and tax levy, and an extraordinary emergency for such appropriation exists in order to reduce the total debt service repayment by the School Corporation. Taxpayers of said school corporation appearing at said meeting shall have the right to be heard in respect to said additional appropriations. Dated this 12th day of December , 2012. /s/ Barbara Favourite Secretary, Board of Education Metropolitan School District of Steuben County HR,00324281,12/21,28 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-0912-MF-0901 wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association was Plaintif f, and Frank E. Albright, Ann L. Albright and The Unknown Tenant were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 24th day of January, 2013, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. A part of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of Section 34, Township 36 North, Range 13 East, Steuben Township, Steuben County , Indiana, described as follows: Commencing at a railroad spike found at the North Quarter corner of said Section 34, thence North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East (assumed bearing) 50.00 feet along the North line of said Section 34 to the true point of beginning of this description; thence continuing North 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds East 262.35 feet along said North line to a mag nail set; thence South 00 degrees 09 minutes 14 seconds East 410.28 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar set; thence South 90 degrees 00 minutes 00 seconds West 279.95 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar set; thence North 00 degrees 09 minutes 14 seconds W est 357.48 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar set; thence North 18 degrees 17 minutes 47 seconds East 55.61 feet to the true point of beginning. More commonly known as 1489 W 700 S, Ashley, IN 46705-9607. Parcel No.

76-11-34-000-004.020-017 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Steuben Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Marc J. Ancel, Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 23488-49 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Frank E. Albright, 2315 N Clinton St., Fort Wayne, IN 46805-3240. Service Type: Serve By Certified Mail. Ann L. Albright, 1790 County Road 376, Elba, AL 36323-7310. Service Type: Serve By Certified Mail. NOTICE: FEIWELL & HANNOY , P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00324745,12/21,28,1/4 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1005-MF-0357 wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for First Franklin Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-FF7, Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2006-FF7 was Plaintif f, and Joshua Laymon and Fort Financial Credit Union were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 24th day of January, 2013, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. The lot or tract of land bounded by commencing Five and Forty-two hundredths chains South of the Northwest corner of the Southwest Fractional Quarter of Section Thirty-one, Township Thirty-six North of Range Thirteen East, and running thence North Four rods; thence East Ten and One Half rods; thence South Four rods, thence W est Ten and One Half rods, to the place of beginning, said real estate being now Lot Number Two (2) Dole's Addition to the Town of Hudson, Steuben County , Indiana. More commonly known as 407 N Main St, Hudson, IN 46747-5406. Parcel No. 761131320308000019 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Adrienne M. Henning, Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 26839-49 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Joshua Laymon, 407 N Main St., Hudson, IN 46747-5442. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff. NOTICE: FEIWELL & HANNOY , P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00324748,12/21,28,1/4 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1102-MF-000070 wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC was Plaintiff, and Justin Ringler , Great American Finance Company and Collecto Services, LLC were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder , on the 24th day of January , 2013, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. LOT 116 IN FOLLETT ESTATES PHASE III, A SUBDIVISION IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION 20, TOWNSHIP 38 NOR TH, RANGE 14 EAST , STEUBEN COUNTY, INDIANA, AS RECORDED IN THE STEUBEN COUNTY RECORDER'S OFFICE ON THE 27TH DA Y OF NOVEM-

BER, 2001. More commonly known as 902 Nicholas Trl, Fremont, IN 467377622. Parcel No. 760220420216000004 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Fremont Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Elyssa M. Meade, Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 25352-64 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Justin Ringler, 7105 Eby Rd., Fort W ayne, IN 46835-9723. Service Type: Serve By Certified Mail. NOTICE: FEIWELL & HANNOY , P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00324743,12/21,28,1/4 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1110-MF-0581 wherein PNC Bank, N.A. was Plaintif f, and Linda A. Kenagy was a Defendant, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 24th day of January, 2013, at the hour of 1 1:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. Lot 2 Block 2 in the Original Plat of Hamilton, Steuben County , Indiana, as recorded in Plat Book 1, page 28 in Office Recorder. More commonly known as 3875 E Bellefontaine Rd, Hamilton, IN 46742-9363. Parcel No. 761033410402000010 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Otsego Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Elyssa M. Meade, Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 25352-64 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Linda A. Kenagy, 547 Northcrest Rd., Angola, IN 46703-9334. Service Type: Serve By Certified Mail. NOTICE: FEIWELL & HANNOY , P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00324732,12/21,28,1/4 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1109-MF-000497 wherein Bank of America, N.A., as successor by merger to BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP was Plaintif f, and Nicole McNaughton a/k/a Nikki McNaughton and Town of Fremont were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder , on the 24th day of January , 2013, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. LOT NUMBERED THREE (3) IN THE ORIGINAL PLAT OF WILLOW PRAIRIE, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT, AS SET OUT IN PLAT BOOK VOLUME 5, P AGE 52 OF THE RECORDS OF STEUBEN COUNTY, INDIANA. More commonly known as 200 N Deborah Dr, Fremont, IN 467378001. Parcel No. 760227220103000004 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Fremont Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Adrienne M. Henning, Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 26839-49 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700

Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Nicole McNaughton a/k/a Nikki McNaughton, PO Box 423, Fremont, IN 46737-0423. Service Type: Serve By Certified Mail. NOTICE: FEIWELL & HANNOY , P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00324747,12/21,28,1/4 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Steuben Superior Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76D01-1112-MF-0673 wherein W ells Fargo Bank, N.A. was Plaintif f, and Rustin J. Tribble and Lisa E. Tribble were Defendants, required me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 24th day of January , 2013, at the hour of 1 1:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 East Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County , Indiana. Tract 1: A strip of land 10 feet wide off the East side of Lot Numbered 14, in the Original Plat of the V illage of Orland, according to the recorded plat thereof in Steuben County , Indiana.Tract 2: Commencing at the Southeast corner of Lot Numbered 14 in the Original Plat of the V illage of Orland, Indiana, and being the true place of beginning; thence running North 15 degrees W est on the East line of said Lot Numbered 14 a distance of 165 feet (measured North 15 degrees 26 minutes 09 seconds West 165.90 feet) thence North 75 degrees East 54 feet; thence South 15 degrees East 165 feet (measured South 15 degrees 26 minutes 09 seconds East 165.90 feet); said line being parallel with the W est line described; thence South 75 degrees West 54 feet back to the true point of beginning, said line being the North right-of-way line of the present road. More commonly known as 9270 W State Road 120, Orland, IN 467765406. Parcel No. 76-04-20-430-101.000-008 and 76-04-20-430-102.000-008 Together with rents, issues, income and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. Tim R. Troyer, Sheriff Township The Sheriff's Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Leslie A. Wagers, Plaintiff Attorney Attorney # 27327-49 FEIWELL & HANNOY, P.C. 251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 1700 Indianapolis, IN 46204-1944 (317) 237-2727 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: Rustin J. Tribble, 9270 W State Road 120, Orland, IN 46776-5406. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff. Lisa E. Tribble, 9270 W State Road 120, Orland, IN 46776-5406. Service Type: Serve By Sheriff NOTICE: FEIWELL & HANNOY , P.C. IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. HR,00324746,12/21,28,1/4 NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Steuben County, Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1208-MF-448, wherein The Huntington National Bank was plaintiff and Dana J. Herman , et. al., were the defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and costs, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 24th day of January , 2013, at the hour of 1 1:00 AM or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 206 E. Gale Street, Angola IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of real estate in Steuben County, Indiana: A part of the Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of Section 29, Township 36 North, Range 13 East, Steuben Civil Township, Steuben County, Indiana, and more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a pipe marking the Southwest Corner of said Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter; thence North 00 deg. 43 min. 14 sec. West, along the W est line of said Southeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter, a distance of 210.00 feet to a 5/8 inch rebar; thence North 90 deg. 0 min 00 sec. East and parallel with the South line of said Northeast

NOTICE OF SHERIFFʼS SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Circuit Court of Steuben County , Indiana, in Cause No. 76C01-1202-MF -0101 wherein W ells Fargo Bank, N.A. as Trustee for Lake Country Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-HE1 was Plaintiff, and Eugene R Feeney , Peggy A. Feeney, LL Receivables Co., Shammah Investments LLC, and Occupant(s) of 105 Mill Street, Fremont, IN 46737, were Defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder , on the 24th day of January , 2013, at the hour of 11:00 a.m. or as soon thereafter as is possible, at the Steuben County Sheriffʼs Department, 206 E. Gale Street, Angola, IN 46703, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in Steuben County, Indiana. The South Half of Lots Numbered Sixty-seven (67) and Sixty-eight (68) in Original Plat of the V illage of Brockville, now called Fremont, Steuben County, Indiana. More commonly known as: 105 Mill Street, Fremont, IN 46737. Parcel Noʼs. 76-02-21-340-416 -000.004 and 76-02-21-340-417.000 -014 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. “Subject to all liens, encumbrances and easements of record not otherwise extinguished in the proceedings known as Cause 76C01-1202-MF -0101 in the Circuit court of the County of Steuben, Indiana.” Tim R. Fry Sheriff of Steuben County Fremont Corp. Township 105 Mill Street Fremont, IN 46737 The Sheriffʼs Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Plaintiff Attorney Richard M. Malad (8995-49) Cohen & Malad, LLP One Indiana Square, Suite 1400 Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 636-6481 Service Directed To: Ronald Glen Thomas, 511 N. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703. Type of Service: Sheriffʼs copy service. Occupant(s) 105 Mill Street, Fremont, IN 46737. Type of Service: Sheriffʼs copy service. Howard Howe, 50 S. Meridian St., #605, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Type of Service: U.S. Mail. NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Steuben County Plan Commission will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Steuben County Community Center, 317 S W ayne St, Angola, IN, for consideration of the following agenda: 1. Election of Plan Commission Officers for 2013, including: President, Vice-President, & Secretary. 2. Appointments to the Lakes Advisory Board. 3. SE-13-01Juanita & Kent Siebern petition for a special exception use for a Home Occupation in an Agriculture zoning district. Property is located at 605 N 350 E, Section 21 of Scott Twp (Map#76-07-21-000008.000-016). 4. SE-13-02 David & Maureen Kaehr petition for a special exception use for an accessory dwelling in Lake Residence zoning district. Property is located at 800 LN 340 Jimmerson Lk, Section 32 of Jamestown Twp (Map#76-03-32-230-101. 020/102.000-006) The above petitions are on file for public examination in the Plan Commission Office, 317 S W ayne St Ste 3H, Angola, IN. W ritten statements may be filed with the Plan Director and may be considered by the Plan Commission at the public hearing. Interested persons wishing to present their views on a petition will be given the opportunity to do so at the hearing. Hearings on particular petitions may be continued at the discretion of the Plan Commission. Petitions requiring the consideration of the Board of Commissioners or the BZA will be heard at their next regularly scheduled meeting with agenda openings. Frank Charlton, Plan Director HR,00324740,12/21,28 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Steuben County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, January 7, 2013, at 7:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of the Steuben County Community Center , 317 S W ayne St., Angola, IN, for consideration of the following agenda: 1. Election of BZA Officers for 2013, including: Chairman, V icechairman, & Secretary 2. SE-13-01 Juanita & Kent Siebern petition for a special exception use for a Home Occupation in an Agriculture zoning district. Property is located at 605 N 350 E, Section 21 of Scott Twp,( Map#76-07-21-000008.000-016) 3. SE-13-02 David & Maureen Kaehr petition for a special exception use for an Accessory Dwelling in Lake Residence zoning district. Property is located at 800 LN 340 Jimmerson Lk, Section 32 of Jamestown Twp, (Map#76-03-32-230101.020/102.000-006) 4. V-13-01 Steven Baumann petitions for one dimensional-standard variance for a new home. V ariance is for a road-front setback of ten (10) feet rather than the twenty-five (25) feet required. Property is located at 80 LN 105 Lime Lk, Section 35 of Millgrove Twp, (Map#76-04-35-310202.010-007) 5. V-13-02 Robert & Laura Gallogly & Lawnscape petition for one dimensional-standard variance for a new deck. Variance is for a lakefront setback of nineteen & six-tenths (19.6) feet rather than the established traverse line. Property is located at 180 LN 103 Crooked Lk, Section 16 of Pleasant Twp, (Map#76-06-16-110310.000-011) The above petitions are on file for public examination in the Plan Commission Office, 317 S W ayne St, Ste 3H, Angola, IN. W ritten statements may be filed with the Plan Director and may be considered by the BZA at the public hearing. Interested persons wishing to present their views on a petition will be given the opportunity to do so at the hearing. Hearings on particular petitions may be continued at the discretion of the BZA. Petitions requiring the consideration of the Board of Commissioners will be heard at their next regularly scheduled meeting with agenda openings. Frank Charlton, Plan Director HR,00324742,12/28,1/4





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James Yahne ANGOLA — James W. Yahne, 70, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2012, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Born in Fort Wayne, James Mr. Yahne graduated from Central Catholic High School and St. Francis College. He retired in 2010 as the Vice President and Chief Disability Underwriter with Union Central Life Insurance Co. He also worked 32 years at Lincoln Financial Group in Fort Wayne. His passions in life included spending time with his family and piloting a hot air balloon for 20 years. He also enjoyed bowling, golf, playing softball in the Lincoln Life league for many years and devotedly following his favorite sports teams, IU basketball, Notre Dame football and the Green Bay Packers. He will be missed by his loving family, friends and those he inspired by his postings on Surviving are his wife, Ginger Yahne of Angola; mother, Dorothy E. Yahne of Fort Wayne; daughter, Amy Holton of Indianapolis; son, Scott (Seda Turan-Yahne) Yahne of Saint John, Ind.; daughter, Kristine (Dwight) Lindsey of Napa, Calif.; son, John (Jack Williford) Bakalar of Indianapolis; brothers, Ken (Louise) Yahne of Fort Wayne; Tom L. Yahne of Crawfordsville; sister, Sally (Larry) Schlatter of Shipshewana; grandchildren, Alyssa, Truman, Jack, Amanda, Charlie, Preston, Luke and Brady; nieces, Nicole, Melissa and Maria; and nephew, Mike. James was preceded in death by his father, Nelson B. Yahne. A time of remembrance by family and friends will be observed on Sunday at 7 p.m., December 30, 2012 at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Rd., Fort Wayne. Calling at the funeral home also Sunday from 3-7 p.m. A private burial at Greenlawn will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to

Ruth Wilmot AUBURN — Ruth N. Wilmot, 93, died December 27, 2012 at Wesley Health Care in Auburn. She was born December 10, 1919 in Auburn to William L and Rosa B. (Parmer) Church. She worked for Shaver and Pen Center in Fort Wayne and Grabill Hardware. She was a

member of Auburn Church of Christ, Eighteenth and Jackson streets, Auburn. Ruth married Carlton R. Wilmot on December 20, 1939 in Fort Wayne and he passed away February 14, 1993. She is survived by two grandsons, Shaun Berswanger and Jason Radke, both of Fort Wayne, and a sister, Alice Shaffer of Garrett. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, Robert Wilmot and Carl Wilmot, six brothers and four sisters. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn with burial in the Alton Cemetery in St. Joe, Ind. Calling is two hours prior to the service Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers Ruth’s wishes were that memorials be directed to the Church or the Lung Association’s Emphysema Foundation. To send condolences visit

Calvin Ott ALBION — Calvin Alexander Ott, age 91, died at Northridge Village Nursing Home in Albion on December 26, 2012, following a lengthy decline in health. Mr. Ott He was born on January 26, 1921 to Harvey and Hildreth Marquerite (Waugh) Ott. He was a 1939 graduate of Wolf Lake High School. Calvin earned awards as a Holstein dairy and grain farmer. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing with friends. He participated and judged quarter horse events. In 1945, Calvin won the Journal Gazette, Golden Gloves Sportsmanship Trophy, and was the Golden Gloves welterweight boxing champion. In the 1950s, he coached a youth boxing club. He served on the Noble County Soil and Water Conservation and 4-H Boards, was a member of Wolf Lake Lion’s Club and worked at J.I. Case in Churubusco. Calvin is survived by his wife, Thelma (Weber) Ott, whom he married on January 31, 1942 at the Wolf Lake Baptist Church; four daughters and one son, Carol (Max) Young of Albion, Connie (Roger) Seymoure of Columbia City, Barbara (David) Munk of Columbia City, Vicki (Steve) Gaerte of Albion and Rex (Renee) Ott of Albion; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and a brother, Kenneth Ott. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Harold, Euegene and Kaye Ott, and two

grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Ott will be on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion Chapel. Pastor Dan Carlson will officiate. Visitation is from 2-6 p.m. on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial following the service will be at Merriam Christian Chapel Cemetery in Merriam. Please make memorials to the Wolf Lake Baptist Church or to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Go to brazzellfuneral to send online condolences.

Jay Swager FREMONT — Jay B. Swager, age 57, of Fremont, Ind., died Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, Ind. Mr. Swager was Mr. Swager born December 10, 1955, in Angola, Ind., the son of William E. and Alice M. (Fritz) Swager. His mother survives in Fremont, Ind. Mr. Swager married Rebekah Ann Dennison on July 12, 1975 at Garrett, Ind., and she survives. Mr. Swager graduated from Fremont High School in 1975. He was a member of the Fremont Masonic Lodge (Northeastern Lodge # 210 F & AM), he was a member of the Scottish Rite and Mizpah Shrine Club, he was a member of the Fremont American Legion, and was a member of the Fremont Moose Lodge. Mr. Swager worked his entire life for Swager Communication, and was an owner and master rigger. He is survived by his wife, Rebekah Ann Swager of Fremont, Ind.; his mother, Alice M. Swager of Fremont, Ind.; two children, Jayson and wife, Trish, Swager of Fremont, Ind., and Tonia, and husband, Bounlap, Keovongsy of Fremont, Ind.; grandchildren, Lucas, Dominique, Noah, Breanna, Bekah and Emma; three brothers and their spouses, Dan and Susie Swager of Fremont, Ind., Tim and Debbie Swager of Fremont, Ind., and Lee and Kandy Swager of Fremont, Ind. He was preceded in death by his father, William E. Swager, a sister Eve, a brother Roy, and a granddaughter Kaylee . Calling hours will be from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont, Ind. There will not be any service at this time, only the visitation. Memorials are requested to the Steuben County

Cancer Association, or to the Sids Foundation. Condolences may be sent online to www.beamsfuneralhome. com.

Carl Geimer ANGOLA — Carl J. Geimer, 88, died Wednesday December 26, 2012 at the Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Carl was born on June 5, 1924 in Decatur, Indiana, to Herman F. and Matilda (Heiman) Geimer. Carl worked at Dana for 33 1/2 years retiring in 1984. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Angola and a Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose #1568 in Angola and the Cameron Hospital Auxiliary. Carl married Marceille E. Denny on July 8, 1972 in Fort Wayne and she preceded him in death on June 30, 2006. Carl is survived by a stepson, Marshall C. Bush of Angola, and a stepdaughterin-law Barbara Allen of Henderson, Arizona: five sisters, Mary L. Alberding, Alice Brunten and Mildred Leitz, all of Decatur, Eileen Gage of Lady Lake, Fla., And Vera Laurent of New Haven, Ind.; three stepgrandchildren, Kimberly Brelsford, Marla Kinner and James Hunter; and three step-great-grandchildren, Madisen Kinner, Taylor Kinner and Victoria Hunter. Carl was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert D. Allen, a step daughter, Susan Hunter, two brothers, Richard and Robert, and a sister, Agnes Daniels. Services for Carl will be held on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Angola with Father Fred Pasche officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 4-


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‘Stormin’ Norman’ dies at age 78 Schwarzkopf kept low profile in later years WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low Schwarzkopf public profile in controversies over the second Gulf War against Iraq, died Thursday. He was 78. Schwarzkopf died in Tampa, Fla., where he had lived in retirement, according to a U.S. official, who was not authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as “Stormin’ Norman” for a notoriously explosive temper. He served in his last military assignment in Tampa as commander-inchief of U.S. Central Command, the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan. Schwarzkopf became “CINC-Centcom” in 1988 and when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait three years later to punish it for allegedly stealing Iraqi oil reserves, he commanded Operation Desert Storm, the coalition of some 30 countries organized by President George H.W. Bush that succeeded in driving the Iraqis out. “Gen. Norm Schwarzkopf, to me, epitomized the ‘duty, service, country’ creed that has defended our freedom and seen this great nation through our most trying international crises,” Bush said in a statement. “More than that, he was a good and decent man — and a dear friend.” At the peak of his postwar national celebrity, Schwarzkopf — a selfproclaimed political independent — rejected suggestions that he run for office, and remained far more private than other generals, although he did serve briefly as a military commentator for NBC. While focused primarily in his later years on charitable enterprises, he campaigned for President George W. Bush in 2000 but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of Iraq, saying he doubted victory would be as easy as the White House and Pentagon predicted. In early 2003 he told the Washington Post the outcome was an unknown: “What is postwar Iraq going to look like, with the Kurds and the Sunnis and the Shiites? That’s a huge question, to my mind. It really should be part of the overall campaign plan,” he said.


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he bizarre and horrific saga of Richmond Hill added a chapter Friday that survivors of the Nov. 10 explosion can only hope leads to some form of closure. An insurance scam is said to have wrought the death and destruction that led to felon y murder charges against Monserrate Shirley; her boyfriend, Mark Leonard; and his brother, Bob Leonard. Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry said the three plotted to release natural gas into Shirley’s Southeastside home and detonate it with a timed microwave oven, hoping to cash in on insurance coverage they’d increased to $300,000. If that is true — and the state still has the burden of proving so — then the deed was both greedy and unconscionably callous. Far from being confined to the Shirley house, the blast destroyed four others as well, damaged 90 more and took the lives of John “Dion” and Jennifer Longworth, Shirley’s next-door neighbors. More than $4 million in damage was incurred, and the lives of countless people were scarred forever. For three people, prosecutors must decide whether to seek the death penalty. “We are here today to discuss a thoroughly, thoroughly senseless act which resulted in the death of two young adults in the prime of their life,” Curry said at a press conference in the company of local, state and federal law enforcement personnel. “We in the criminal justice community must devote our best efforts to see that justice is served.” Those efforts already have been arduous as a probe has been conducted into one of the most difficult types of crimes to solve. Anxious weeks have gone by since authorities first announced that the incident was being treated as a homicide. Many months will pass before a resolution comes to this cataclysmic act that shook an entire city. As the grim details of the Richmond Hill story unfold, the positives will continue to shine through: the heroic work of first responders, the tireless team efforts of investigators, the healing embrace of the sufferers by their neighbors and the larger community. May those chapters be as well noted as this one.

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Letters to The Editor • Noble County needs clear animal welfare regulations To the editor: A public hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 7 p.m. in the basement of the Noble County Office Complex at 2090 North State Road 9 in Albion to consider a zoning petition that may result in Noble County’s first largescale commercial dog kennel to operate in our community. I want to urge anyone who has a stake in protecting the quality of life here to become informed and involved in determining what the future may hold. This hearing has been set for the Board of Zoning Appeals to review the variance and exception petitions for six dog breeding kennels. One of these, in particular, is drawing significant interest from animal welfare groups including Puppy Mill Awareness Meetup from Southeast Michigan and the United States Department of Agriculture. It is fair to believe the Humane Society of the United States and PeTA may not be far behind. In recent years many have worked hard to develop the Noble County Comprehensive Plan to “create a better future” and to “effectively and specifically guide decisions for policies.” The plan aims to “strengthen

relationships between governmental, quasigovernmental, private and nonprofit organizations.” This county is home to a number of organizations whose missions include advocating to protect the well-being of animals, and to develop compassionate, responsible citizens in our community. Those who support, through their heardearned dollars and volunteer efforts, humane societies, animal foster groups and families, veterinarians, etc., and those who promote humane education for responsible pet ownership, should be keenly interested in the choice to allow, or not, the first “commercial breeder” of this sort to operate here. The decision could decide if Noble County will become a hotbed for the kinds of businesses that have made other communities home to protests, controversy and headlines. Animal welfare is a topic that has more implications than the direct impact on any one animal’s life. Have you ever heard of Zanesville, Ohio? Does the name Michael Vick ring a bell? There is plenty of evidence to be reviewed at this hearing, including violations of the Federal Animal Welfare Act as recently as October 2012, to suggest thoughtful consideration for these applications is in order. While communities around the nation are bringing change to prohibit

the kinds of activities that result in animal suffering and overpopulation, Noble County is struggling. We lack clear regulations related to animal welfare. I urge citizens to engage in conversation and participate in this decision-making process. We are at risk of setting a precedent of “safe ha ven” to the problems of other communities. The task at hand for the Board of Zoning Appeals is to determine findings of fact. According to the review process, this means not only consideration of the physical characteristics of the proposed kennels within the scope of “land use” b ut also that the proposed use is consistent with the purpose of the comprehensive plan. It is up to this board, with public input during this hearing, to determine if this unique industry will be “injurious to the public health, safety, morals and general welfare of the community.” I strongly urge anyone who lacks knowledge of the issues surrounding largescale puppy breeding operations, those raising families who value the development of compassion for all life, as well as those who work tirelessly to help animals in need, to attend the meeting on Jan. 2. Listen, learn and let your voices be heard.

Lori Gagen Albion

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enjamin just turned 3 and loves to sing. One day the conversation in the car was as follows. Nana: “Let’s sing ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.’” Mommy: “No, I want to sing ‘You Are My Sunshine.’” Benjamin: “NO, Mommy, I don’t want to sing Sunshine.” Mommy: “Well, what do you want to sing?” Benjamin: “I have to sing the song that’s in my mouth!” — Mistie Martin of West Virginia Here is another story from Mistie. Benjamin, 3, and baby brother Zachary, 1, went to see Santa at the mall. Benjamin desperately wanted a Mickey Mouse Rocket ship and KOKO for Christmas and Mistie had been telling him to ask Santa. At the mall Benjamin told Santa what he

wanted and a picture was Christmas program for three taken. Then they left the mall. months, the director said they In the car Benjamin were going to sing began sobbing. on the stage. Asked what was Katelyn said, “I wrong, Benjamin can’t sing on stage. replied, “I asked I have fright Santa for KOKO stage!” — Dawn and Rocket Ship Keen of New and he didn’t give Mexico me anything!” Fortunately, he Here is another GRACE Katelyn story from stopped crying when it was HOUSHOLDER Dawn. Katelyn explained that loves the salmon in Santa brings a restaurant that presents on her family visits as Christmas a special treat. She morning. The visit was upset when that day was just to talk with they went there about two Santa! months ago because they didn’t have the salmon she Katelyn is 5 and old likes. Recently, her dad asked enough to sing in Praise Kids. her if she wanted to eat there. She has been waiting for a She said, “Only if they have long time to be able to sing the salmon. It is not worth the with Praise Kids. After they $4 for me to eat there if the y had practiced for the don’t have it!”

Amy was calling out spelling words to her niece, when she was about 6 (she’s 26 now). When she showed Amy the words she had written so that Amy could see if they were written correctly, one of them was spelled, “b u t a d a.” It took Amy a minute to figure out it was potato. — Amy Morris of Georgia Thank you to everyone who contributes stories. If you have a story to share please don’t put it off … call today or email me. The number is 347-0738; email is Or send it to 816 Mott St., Kendallville, IN 46755. Thank you in advance! If you have a photo you’d like to enter in the KPC photo contest (and for possible use on this page) email it to photocon Visit


Laura Hudson sent this photo taken in front of the family Christmas tree by Jyl Rottger, her sister. “This is my daughter Zoei Hudson at 20 months old. I call this picture ‘The innocence of Christmas.’” she said. “It was taken Dec. 16. I hope everyone can see the beauty and innocence in this picture.” for contest details. Photos must be submitted by email. No prints, please.

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Taking another ever closer look through the lens at Kennedy, albeit lightly WASHINGTON — In today’s world of social media, where everyone’s every little thing is on display, it is sometimes difficult to recall a time when exhibitionism wasn’t ubiquitous and was, in fact, not admired. Such are the inevitable thoughts upon perusing Kitty Kelley’s lovely new book — yes, lovely — about John F. Kennedy as seen through the eyes, or more accurately, the lens of her friend, photojournalist Stanley Tretick. Kelley, notorious for her unauthorized biographies of such luminaries as Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Frank Sinatra and more recently Oprah, narrates the book, “Capturing Camelot,” which is essentially a photo album filled with about 200 images, including many iconic shots (John-John under his father’s desk), as well as many never before seen. The narrative provides just enough fresh information to justify yet

another book about JFK. Kelley inherited the photos, as well as memos and keepsakes, that Tretick kept in a trunk and left to her upon his death in 1999. Tretick once told Kelley playfully that the trunk was filled with nude photos. Instead, she found a treasure trove. Kelley’s book is thus a story with many layers: Her own friendship with Tretick; his with the Kennedys; the Kennedys among themselves. Tretick’s photographs and notes provide a wider angle through which to glimpse the president and first lady, about whom we already know so much. Is there anything left to know about JFK? A picture is worth a thousand words, we have heard a thousand times, but some tell more than others. And sometimes the picture not taken tells us even more. These would include photos Kennedy specifically asked

Tretick not to shoot. Not that Tretick always acquiesced but the relationship between the president and the photographer seems to have been one of mutual KATHLEEN respect. A photogPARKER rapher is perfectly positioned to reveal truths beyond the camera. He is essentially an authorized peeping Tom. Unlike the paparazzi who steals intimacy with a telescopic lens, the authorized photographer is invited to a mostintimate gathering. Part of what one discovers, or rediscovers, about Kennedy upon reading Tretick’s notes is that the man irrevocably associated with womanizing (thanks in

part to Kelley’s own expose in “Jackie Oh!”), was in most other ways a class act — humble, authentic, dignified and uninterested in being an object of adulation. How refreshing and, these days, how rare. In one memo Kelley fished from the trunk, he described Kennedy as “extremely polite, great sense of humor, quick as a rapier on the uptake, hard to top, cannot stand posing for pictures, expresses displeasure if he knows you caught him off guard in a photo that might not be to his liking … absolutely rebels at any photo that shows him eating or drinking.” Kennedy also hated being photographed in hats because he felt corny and silly. Among more-contemporary politicians, President Obama seems to have harnessed this lesson better than most. Memorable in the annals of unfortunate headwear was, of course, then-Gov. Michael

Dukakis, whose fate as a presidential candidate in 1988 may have been sealed by a photo of him wearing a military helmet and taking a spin in a tank. Kennedy also objected to public displays of affection, which was commonly understood to be, well, common. Only people bereft of education and what used to be known as manners displayed affection in public. Whose business are one’s emotions, anyway? Ah. But they’re everyone’s today. We can hardly get through an hour without expressing to online “friends,” otherwise known as virtual strangers, our every waking experience, from what food we’ve consumed to who we spotted across the restaurant. No one understood the value of image better than Kennedy, who defeated Richard Nixon in 1960 by a mere 100,000 votes out of 68 million cast, in part because he was surpassingly telegenic

compared to the sweatsoaked Nixon. Even so — and impressively in our age of photo-ops and endless spin — Kennedy wanted nothing captured on camera that wasn’t real. If it didn’t happen, he wouldn’t pose and pretend that it had. Again, refreshing and rare. There’s no telling how Kennedy would have navigated our 24/7 media world, in which everyone with a phone is a photographer, and respect for personal space is nonexistent. As we ponder these what-ifs, one is grateful that there was once a Camelot, if only in America’s idea of itself, so beautifully captured by a remarkable photographer and given permanence by Kelley, who has a sweet side after all. KATHLEEN PARKER is a syndicated columnist with Tribune Media Services. She can be reached at





At The Movies • Angola THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — Brokaw 1&2. Tonight-Thurs. at 7. PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) — Strand. Tonight and Sat. at 7 and 9; Sun. at 2, 7 and 9; Mon. at 7 and 9; Tues. at 2, 4, 7 and 9; Wed.-Thurs. at 7 and 9.

Kendallville THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — Strand I. Tonight, Mon.-Thurs. at 7, Sat. and Sun. at 1:45 and 7. JACK REACHER (PG-13) — Strand II. Tonight, Mon.-Thurs. at 7:15, Sat. and Sun. at 2 and 7:15.

Auburn THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Thurs. at 11:05. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 2:35, 6:05 and 9:35, Wed.-Thurs. at 2:35 and 6:05. MONSTERS INC. (G) — NCG Cinemas. Today.-Thurs. at 11:45. MONSTERS INC. 3D (G) — NCG Cinemas. Today.-Tues. at 2:05, 4:25, 6:45 and 9:05, Wed.Thurs. at 2:05, 4:25 and 6:45. THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today.-Tues. at 12, 2:30, 4:50, 7:15 and 9:30, Wed.-Thurs. at 12, 2:30, 4:50 and 7:15. JACK REACHER (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 12:50, 3:45, 6:35 and 9:40, Wed.Thurs. at 12:50, 3:45 and 6:35. THIS IS 40 (R) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 1:10, 4:05, 7 and 9:55, Wed.-Thurs. at 1:10, 4:05 and 7. DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 11:30, 2:55, 6:20 and 9:45, Wed.Thurs. at 11:30, 2:55 and 6:20. LES MISERABLES (PG-13) — NCG Cinemas. Today-Tues. at 11:50, 3:10, 6:25 and 9:25, Wed.-Thurs. at 11:50, 3:10 and 6:25. PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) — NCG Cinemas. Today.-Tues. at 11:20, 1:50, 4:30, 6:55 and 9:20, Wed.-Thurs. at 11:20, 1:50, 4:30 and 6:55.

Goshen JACK REACHER (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at

6:05 and 9:35. THIS IS 40 (R) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 12:15, 3:15, 6:15 and 9:45.

1, 2, 5, 5:30, 8:20 and 8:40. LES MISERABLES (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 12:15, 12:35, 3:55, 4:15, 7:35 and 8. LINCOLN (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 1, 5 and 8:30. MONSTERS, INC. 3D (G) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 12:10, 2:35, 6 and 9. PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 12:30, 1:15, 3:15, 6, 6:30, 8:45 and 9:05. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 12 and 5:30. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS 3D (PG) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 2:35 and 8:15. SKYFALL (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 1, 5 and 8:30. THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 12:30, 3:20, 6:10 and 9. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 2:45 and 7. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOUIRNEY 3D (PG-13) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 12, 4 and 8. THIS IS 40 (R) — Linway Cinemas. Today-Wed. at 2:15, 5:30 and 8:45.

Fort Wayne ALEX CROSS (PG-13) — Coventry. Today-Wed. at 12:35, 2:50, 5:05, 7:30 and 9:50. BARBIE: THE PRINCE AND THE POPSTAR (NR) — Carmike. Sat. and Sun. at 12:30. CIRQUE DE SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY (PG) — Coldwater Crossing. Today-Wed. at 3:40. CIRQUE DE SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY 3D (PG) — Coldwater Crossing. Today-Wed. at 12:50, 6:40 and 9:20; Carmike. TodayWed. at 12:30, 2:50, 5:10, 7:30 and 9:45. DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 11:40 a.m., 3:05, 6:30 and 10; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 1:20, 2, 4:50, 5:30, 8:30 and 9:10. FRANKENWEENIE (PG) — Coventry. Today-Wed. at 12:30 and 4:55. HERE COMES THE BOOM (PG) — Coventry. Today-Wed. at 12:25, 2:45, 5:05, 7:25 and 9:45. HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA (PG) — Coventry. Today-Wed. at 12:10, 2:15, 4:30, 7 and 9:05. JACK REACHER (PG-13) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 12:10, 3:10, 6:55 and 9:45; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 1:30, 2:30, 4:30, 5:30, 7:30 and 8:30. KILLING THEM SOFTLY (R) — Coventry. Today-Wed. at 12:45, 2:55, 5:10, 7:35 and 9:55. LES MISERABLES (PG-13) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 11:30 a.m., 12:30, 3:15, 4:15, 7, 8 and 10:30; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 12:30, 4 and 7. LIFE OF PI (PG) — Carmike. Today-Wed. at 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 and 10. LINCOLN (PG-13) — Coldwater Crossing. Today-Wed. at 11:50 a.m., 3, 6:45 and 9:55; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 2, 5:30 and 9. MONSTERS, INC. (G) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 5:05. MONSTERS, INC. 3D (G) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 12:20, 2:40, 7:20 and 9:35; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 1:45, 4:15, 6:45 and 9:10. PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 (R) —

Coldwater, Mich. JACK REACHER (PG-13) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 12:45, 3:40, 6:35 and 9:25. LES MISERABLES (PG-13) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 11:40 a.m., 3:05, 6:25 and 9:15. MONSTERS, INC. (G) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 12:05. MONSTERS, INC. 3D (G) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 2:20, 4:35, 6:50 and 9:05. PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 11:25 a.m., 1:50, 4:20, 7:05 and 9:30. THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 12:30, 2:45, 5:05, 7:20 and 9:40. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 11:05 a.m. THE HOBBIT:AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — NCG Coldwater. Today-Wed. at 2:35,

Coventry. Today-Wed. at 4:35 and 9:10. PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 11:45 a.m., 2:10, 4:35, 7:15 and 9:40; Northwood Cinema Grill. Today-Sun., Tues. and Wed. at 12:45, 3:45, 6:15 and 8:30, Mon. at 12:45, 3:45 and 7; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 1:30, 4:10, 6:45 and 9:15. RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 12:40 and 3:25; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 1:20, 4, 6:30 and 9. SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 12:15, 3:35, 7:05 and 9:50. SINISTER (R) — Coventry. TodayWed. at 12:15, 2:30, 4:45, 7 and 9:15. SKYFALL (PG-13) — Coldwater Crossing. Tonight-Wed. at 9:25; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 12:45, 4, 7:10 and 10:30. TAKEN 2 (PG-13) — Coventry. Today-Wed. at 12:40, 3, 5:15, 7:40 and 10. THE GUILT TRIP (PG-13) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 12:05, 2:30, 4:50, 7:25 and 10:10; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 2:10, 4:30, 7 and 9:20. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — Coldwater Crossing. Today-Wed. at 4:30; Northwood Cinema Grill. TodaySun., Tues. and Wed. at 3 and 7:15, Mon. at 2 and 6; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 12:30, 2, 4, 5:30, 7:30 and 9. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY 3D (PG-13) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 12, 1, 3:30, 7:10, 8:10 and 10:35; Carmike. TodayWed. at 12:45, 4:45 and 8:45. THE PERKS OF BEING WALLFLOWER (PG-13) — Coventry. Today-Wed. at 12:30, 2:45, 5, 7:20 and 9:35. THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN PART 2 (PG-13) — Coldwater Crossing. TonightWed. at 6:35; Carmike. TodayWed. at 1, 4, 7 and 10. THIS IS 40 (R) — Coldwater Crossing. Today-Wed. at 11:55 a.m., 3:20, 6:50 and 10:05; Carmike. Today-Wed. at 12:50, 1:45, 4:10, 4:50, 7:10, 7:50 and 10. WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) — Coldwater Crossing. TodayWed. at 1:30, 4, 6:30 and 9.


In this 2011 file photo, Piers Morgan, host of CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight,� leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles. More than 31,400 people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun-control views. Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wak e of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

Pro-gun rights activists petition to deport Piers Morgan LONDON (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have signed a petition calling for British CNN host Piers Morgan to be deported from the U.S. over his gun control views. Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for tighter U.S. gun laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting. Last week, he called a gun advocate appearing on his “Piers Morgan Tonight� show an “unbelievably stupid man.� Now, gun rights activists are fighting back. A petition created Dec. 21 on the White House epetition website by a user in Texas accuses Morgan of engaging in a “hostile attack against the U.S. Constitution� by targeting the Second Amendment. It demands he be deported immediately for “exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens.� The petition has already hit the 25,000 signature threshold to get a White House response. By Monday, it had 31,813 signatures. Morgan seemed unfazed — and even amused — by the movement. In a series of Twitter messages, he alternately urged his followers to sign the petition and in response to one article about the petition said “bring it on� as he appeared to track the petition’ s progress. “If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me?� he wrote.

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The ghetto called Aroma reeks of putrefying trash collected by its residents for recycling. Half-naked children with grimy faces play on muddy dirt roads lined by crumbling shanties of tarpaulin walls, cracked tin roofs and communal toilets. From this Manila slum of garbage collectors emerged an unlikely Cinderella: ballerina Jessa Balote who at the age of 10 was plucked out of her grubby life by a ballet school to prepare her for a life on stage. In four years since her audition in 2008, Jessa has performed in various productions, including Swan Lake, Pinocchio, Don Quixote and a local version of Cinderella. She rode a plane for the first time in August to compete in the 2012 Asian Grand Prix ballet competition for students and young dancers in Hong Kong, where she was a finalist. The 14-year-old Jessaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unlikely success is as much

a celebration of a unique effort by the Philippinesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; most famous prima ballerina, Lisa Macuja, to help slum kids of Manila by providing them a scholarship and classical ballet training for six to seven years. More than a quarter of the Southeast Asian nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 94 million people live in abject poverty, many in sprawling and unsanitary shanty towns like Aroma in the capital city. Despite a reecent economic upturn, there are not enough full-time jobs. Education skills are lacking and incomes are low. At least 3,000 Filipinos leave their families behind every day to seek employment abroad. Jessa, who would have likely followed her family to a life of garbage picking, had not much of a future to look forward to. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I used to tag along with my father and mother when they collected garbage in the evening,â&#x20AC;? Jessa said in her home about the size of a


In this photo taken Nov. 25, Filipino slum dweller Jessa Balote, right, talks with another student as she stretches before the start of classes at Ballet Manila in the Philippine capital.

shipping container with a small attic. Her family would gather trash from houses in the nearby Quiapo district or rummage for scrap metal in the huge garbage dump

Balote, who used to tag along with her family as they collect garbage at a nearby dumpsite, is a scholar at Ballet Manilaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dance program.

director of Ballet Manila who is married to business tycoon Fred Elizalde.

not far from home. That was until her successful audition for the Project Ballet Futures dance scholarship established by Macuja, founder and artistic

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Angola, 3855 S.R. 127, Angola. Steuben County Literacy Coalitionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Elegant Affair sponsored by the letter â&#x20AC;&#x153;L.â&#x20AC;? Cash bar, appetizer buffet, music, entertainment, silent and live auction. Ring in the New Year. More information 8 p.m. Dec. 31. Hamilton Fish & Game Club New Yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eve Bash. Hamilton Fish & Game Club, 110 E. Railroad St., Hamilton. Featuring Nashville recording artist Dale Vaughn as guest entertainer. Tickets $20/person include: champagne toast at midnight, two free drink tickets and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvers. Must be 21 to enter. 8 p.m. Dec. 31.

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American Legion Post 97, 1736 S. Indiana Ave., Auburn. 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 3.

Dance Square Dance. YMCA of Steuben County, 500 E. Harcourt Road, Angola. Theme is Chili Dance. Caller Dick Duckham. Cuer Butch Tracey. Jan. 11.

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Activity Mighty Jungle Adventure. Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St., Fort Wayne. Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. You are lost deep in the heart of the jungle. What will you eat? What will you drink? How will you survive? In the midst of a beautiful garden of flowers and lush tropical plants, parents will

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The Little River A Cappella Show Chorus of the Sweet Adelines competed May 12 in Cleveland, Ohio,

receiving the third-place medal for small choruses.

Chorus invites women of all ages FROM STAFF REPORTS

ANGOLA — The Little River A Cappella Show Chorus will hold an open house Monday, Jan. 7, for women of all ages. The event is part of global recruiting by the Sweet Adelines International. Women of all ages are invited to learn more about barbershop style singing at 7 p.m. at Fairview Missionary

Friday, December 28 Alcoholics Anonymous closed: 8 a.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St., Angola. Move It To Improve It: 10:15 a.m. Steuben County Council on Aging, 317 S.

Church, 525 E. C.R. 200W. The group meets every Monday, 6-9 p.m., at Fairview. Those interested may join for several weeks to try it out. Those who pass an audition and vote of the members may join. All members must participate in a competition in Cleveland, Ohio, in May. They also are expected to perform 10 to 12 times at

throughout the year. Two Harmony Weekends are held each year as well. The main chorus and offshoot choruses sing four-part a cappella harmony, barbershop style. The four parts are tenor, lead, baritone and bass. The fare includes modern music, show tunes and jazz. Those who join learn vocal production, music, choreog-

raphy, stage production and costuming. There are approximately 30,000 members in the Sweet Adelines International. The Little River chapter is directed by Betsy Fowler with members from throughout northeastern Indiana. Information about the group is available by calling Betty Keyes at 4952113.

Community Calendar • Wayne St., Angola. Bingo: 6 p.m. Angola Kids League Bingo Hall, 1409 N. Wayne St., Angola. Bingo: 6 p.m. Orland American Legion, 211 N. Bronson St., Orland. Euchre: 7 p.m. Euchre played at 7 p.m. Helmer Fire

Station, Helmer. New Beginnings for Narcotic Anonymous: 7 p.m. Anonymous location, 412 S. John St., Angola. Alcoholics Anonymous open discussion meeting: 7:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of


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Saturday, Dec. 29 Guided buffalo tours: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, 6975 N. Ray St., Fremont. Alcoholics Anonymous speaker open meeting: 8 p.m. Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, 416 E. Maumee St., Angola.

Sunday, Dec. 30 Bingo: noon. Orland American Legion, 211 N. Bronson St., Orland. Bingo: 5 p.m. Angola American Legion, 1760 W. Maumee St., Angola. Narcotics Anonymous: 6 p.m. Anonymous location, 412 S. John St., Angola. New Beginnings for Narcotic Anonymous: 6 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St., Angola. Alcoholics Anonymous open meeting: 7:30 p.m. Holy Family Episcopal Church, 909 S. Darling St., Angola.

Monday, Dec. 31 American Sewing Guild: Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola. GED classes: 9 a.m. to noon Steuben County Literacy Coalition, 1208 S. Wayne St., Angola. Weight Watchers: 9 a.m. Also at 5:30 p.m. Angola United Methodist Church, 220 W. Maumee St., Angola. Angola Rotary: 6 p.m. Elks Lodge, 2003 N. Wayne St., Angola.

animal. Family story times are for families and children of all ages. Story, songs, a craft and snack are planned. No registration is required. New this year is 12 How familiar are you Books 12 Months Book Club Challenge that involves with the amendments to the reading a selected book each U.S. Constitution? “Constitutional month, filling out Amendments — the inserted An Encyclopedia bookmark and of the People, entering a Procedures, drawing. A valid Politics, Primary library card is Documents and required and you Campaigns for must be 18 or the 27 older. Drawings Amendments to for great prizes LIBRARY the Constitution will be held ILLUMINATIONS of the United quarterly with a States” is a twogrand prize in volume set on the December. If you Dina Ferree amendments. It is read a book a a welcome month you will addition to the have 12 chances Library to win! Reference Department. The Adult Winter Beginning with the Bill of Reading Program will be Rights and extending held Jan. 14 to March 9. In through the 27th this program you must read Amendment, each three books of your choice amendment chapter offers a to enter the prize package reprint of the amendment in drawings. The more you its original form. Introducread the more chances you tion, overview and timeline have to win. include historical A Winter Reading background and debates. Program is also held for third graders to 12th graders These books are filled with interesting data on the path with weekly prizes. It will each amendment took to be run Jan. 14 to March 9. The next session of Early proposed, voted on, and then submitted to the states for Literacy story times will be held Jan. 7 to Feb. 21. Two- ratification, this new and 3-year-olds story time is reference will inform and educate people on how our held Mondays and Wednesnation has changed and days at 10 a.m. Toddler Story time for 12-24 months updated the U.S. Constitution. old is held on Tuesdays at Bertram and Kay Schulz 10 a.m. Preschool story moved to Angola from times are held on Tuesdays Battle Creek, Mich. They at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at are impressed with our 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. After school creative time library services for a town this size. “Everyone is so will be held on Jan. 8 at helpful. They help me find 3:45 p.m. for children books and they help me in kindergarten age and up. the computer lab. I Each month a different art appreciate that,” Kay said. medium is used. Class is Happy New Year! free and no registration is required. On Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m., a DINA FERREE is program family evening story time is director at the Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County. planned. Bring a stuffed

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Close gets law degree at Cooley

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Leah J. Close, the daughter of Hugh and Mary Close of Jimmerson Lake, graduated from Thomas M. Cooley Law School Sept. 23. She was on the dean’s list multiple times and was actively involved in the Sixty Plus Estate Planning Clinic. She was recently asked to help a Bay City, Mich. law firm start an estate planning division. She will be working one-on-one with estate planning clients and working to build clientelee by giving informational seminars with supervising attorneys. She said she plans to return to the area and start an estate planning firm.




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REMC: Steuben linemen return on Christmas Eve FROM PAGE A1

night and into the early morning hours in order to restore service to as many members as they could. The two men didn’t return home until after dark on Christmas Eve. “There were a lot of people without power for Christmas and we wanted to give that back to them,” said Dowell. “They were REALLY happy to see us!” The damage was extensive with frozen trees, downed

lines, broken poles and deep snow severely hindering the restoration process. According to Karl Peters, director of electric operations for Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, an additional nine outside co-op crews and six contractor crews were brought in to assist with the effort. As of Wednesday, an additional six crews were on their way to help. Christmas Day proved challenging locally, as well. A broken pole took out

power to 211 Steuben County residents, to which four Steuben County REMC crew members — Neal Knox, Dowell, Chris Hamilton and Matt Lorntz — responded. Steuben County REMC was founded in 1937 to provide electric services to the local rural community. Since then, the co-op has grown to provide power to nearly 10,000 residences and businesses in Steuben and parts of DeKalb and LaGrange counties.

COMMISSIONERS: Airport rules are discussed FROM PAGE A1

“They want two documents — one for minimum standards and one for rules,” Kline said. “I’m trying to lay the groundwork for what Dr. Weaver was doing … I can’t think of anyone more qualified. He does this pro-bono and gets no money from it. Dr. Weaver is the most connected (person) in the county.” A dispute with local pilots led to the creation of rules for the airport. Kline said under Weaver’s leadership, the airport has made many changes, including the completion last month of the $1.6 million hangar/terminal, of which the county provided most of



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the funds from Major Moves. “I place part of the blame on you three,” Kline said to the commissioners. “You wanted the airport to be the face to business. You’ve spent a lot of money dragging the airport from the 20th century into the 21st century.” After the meeting, Kline said he intended his comment to be congratulatory in nature to the commissioners for them being willing to contribute financially to the airport to help it advance to the 21st century. “They have created a problem,” Kline said. “In the past, there were no rules and regulations. Their actions prompted rules and regulations.

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“We need rules and minimum standards so businesses coming to Steuben County know what to expect. We need to bring this airport up to standards. We cannot just keep saying (people) can do whatever they want,” Kline said. Craig Benson, the board’s attorney, said the airport needs to further evolve as it is doing now. Charles Moore has been a pilot at the airport since 1967. He told the commission he read the proposed rules and said “they’re right.” He also sent a letter to the county in support of Weaver. Scott Tidd spoke on behalf of pilots at the airport who are against reappointing Weaver.

SHIPSHEWANA — Sixteen tons of ice arrived in Shipshewana Thursday morning for the sixth annual Shipshewana Ice Festival that runs today and Saturday. More than a dozen professional ice carvers and their chainsaws are tearing up huge blocks of ice in the annual festival that will showcase ice sculptures throughout the downtown area. At least nine ice artists will participate in a competitive ice-carving contest today at 10 a.m. just outside the Davis Mercantile. The artists will be carving 600-pound blocks of ice with chainsaws into works of art. Levi King, a local businessman and Ice Festival promoter, said more than 30,000 pounds of specially made, crystal-clear blocks of ice have been trucked into Shipshewana just for the event. Ice artist Danny Bloss of Niles, Mich., said the Shipshewana event is one of the biggest ice-sculpting events in the area. Saturday, the festival kicks it up a notch, hosting a chili cook-off contest in a tent set up in the Davis Mercantile parking lot. Ten


Danny Bloss, of Niles, Mich., starts shaping a 300pound block of ice into the image of Joseph T hursday afternoon for an ice nativity scene as part of the Shipshewana Ice Festival. More than a dozen professional ice carvers will be in Shipshewana today and Saturday for the sixth annual Shipshewana Ice F estival. Ice art can be found all around the downtown area as well as at Yoder’s Shopping Center.

seasoned chili cooks will set up their kitchens and prepare their own secret versions of chili, hoping to win the local chili crown.

Visitors can participate by purchasing tickets that allow them to sample the chili. The festival runs through Saturday evening.

CLIFF: No signs of negotiation in either chamber FROM PAGE A1

avert the entire fiscal cliff and now the Senate must act.” While there was no guarantee of a compromise, Republicans and Democrats said privately elements of any agreement would likely include an extension of middle class tax cuts with increased rates at upper incomes as well as cancellation of the scheduled spending cuts. An extension of expiring unemployment benefits, a reprieve for doctors who face a cut in Medicare payments and possibly a short-term measure to prevent dairy prices from soaring could also become part of a yearend bill, they said. That would postpone politically contentious disputes over spending cuts for 2013. Top Senate leaders said they remain ready to seek a last-minute agreement. Yet there was no legislation pending and no sign of negotiations in either the House or the Senate on a bill to prevent the tax hikes

Stutzman says House bill avoids ‘fiscal cliff’ WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman issued a statement Thursday urging President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to avoid the “fiscal cliff” by approving legislation the House of Representatives already has passed that would prevent tax increases on Stutzman families, small businesses and family farms: “The House of Representatives has passed legislation to stop and spending cuts that economists say could send

the ‘fiscal cliff’ and the largest tax increase in our nation’s history,” Stutzman said. “It’s time for the Senate to take up these measures and the president to sign them into law. The quickest way to stop the largest tax hike in American history is for President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to pass our legislation that would prevent it. “Instead of allowing massive tax hikes on families and small businesses, we need to provide certainty by extending the current tax rates for all Americans, and the House has done just that,” Stutzman said. the economy into a recession.

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Area Events • TODAY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Prairie Heights at Mishawaka Al Smith Classic, 9 a.m. Fremont at Greentown Eastern Invitational, 9 a.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Fremont vs. Niles (Mich.) in consolation game at Coldwater (Mich.) Holiday Hoops Tournament, 1:30 p.m. BOYS BASKETBALL Angola at Leo, 6 p.m. Fremont vs. Morenci (Mich.) in championship game at Coldwater (Mich.) Holiday Hoops Tournament, 6:45 p.m. Holiday Hoops Tournament At East Noble, Prairie Heights vs. DeKalb, 10 a.m. At East Noble, Prairie Heights vs. Homestead, 2 p.m. COLLEGE BASKETBALL Men, Trine vs. Penn State-Behrend at Otterbein’s (Ohio) Smokey Ballenger Classic, 3 p.m. Women, Trine vs. Spring Arbor (Mich.) at Indiana Tech SportONE Shootout, 6 p.m. SATURDAY HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING Fremont at Greentown Eastern Invitational, 9 a.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Hamilton Tournament Semifinal, Pioneer vs. Hamilton, noon Semifinal, Kouts vs. Centerville, noon Consolation game, 4 p.m. Championship game, 6 p.m.

On The Air • COLLEGE BASKETBALL Providence vs. Brown, NBCSN, 7 p.m. Jacksonville vs. Indiana, Big Ten, 8 p.m. Baylor vs. Gonzaga, ESPN2, 8 p.m. Missouri vs. UCLA, E S PN2, 10 p.m. COLLEG E FOOTBALL Independence Bowl, Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe, E S PN, 2 p.m. Russell Athletic Bowl, Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech, E S PN, 5:30 p.m. Meineke Car Care Bowl, Minnesota vs. Texas Tech, E S PN, 9 p.m.

COLDWATER, Mich. — Tyler Jenkins poured in a career-high 40 points to lead Fremont to a 78-65 victory over Eaton Rapids (Mich.) to secure its sixth consecutive win and its third straight appearance in the championship round of the Cardinal Holiday Hoops tournament Thursday at Coldwater High School. “He had a smooth 40,” Fremont coach Ted Bookwalter said. “They just weren’t quick enough to stay ahead of him. When that happens, we tell him to go to the rim until they stop him. “Tyler loves tournament time.” It removes any doubt about Jenkins’ place in Eagle basketball lore as he moved into second place with 1,205 career points, just ahead of Stan White, who scored 1,196 points in his career from 1970 to 1974. Fremont great and 1998 graduate Tim Ritter is first with 1,239 points alltime. Forty points is also fourth for a most points scored in a game. White scored 46 points against Camden (Mich.) during the 1973-74 season. Jenkins finished with 10-of-18 shooting from the

Fremont boys 78, Eaton Rapids (Mich.) 65 Eaton Rapids: Dillon 2 3-5 7, Gentry 1 0-2 2, Masteller 1 0-0 2, McDaniel 5 4-4 19. Seay 11 9-15 32, W right 2 0-0 4, Dick 0 0-0 0, Green 0 0-0 0, Totals 22-49 5-10 16-26 65. Fremont: Corcimiglia 4-10 0-3 11, Schmucker 2-7 0-2 4, Beatty 0-1 0-0 0, Jenkins 10-18 17-22 40, Beams 0-4 1-2 1, LaRose 0-0 0-0 0, Papenbroc k 0-1 00 0, P eel 1-2 2-2 4, T otal 23-56 23-35 78. Three-point shooting — Eaton Rapids 510, Fremont 10-2 7 (Bryant 4-8, Jenkins 3-7, Corcimiglia 3-6, Sc hmucker 0-3, Beams 0-2, Beatty 0-1). Rebounds — Eaton Rapids 41. Fremont 28 (Jenkins 11). Assists —Eaton Rapids 3, Fremont 16 (Corcimiglia 6). T urnovers — Eaton Rapids 23, Fremont 8. Bloc ked shots — Jenkins 2, Corcimiglia. Steals-Eaton Rapids 6, Fremont 13 (Corcimiglia, Jenkins 4). Total fouls — Eaton Rapids 26, Fremont 20.

Coldwater girls 43, Fremont 40 Fremont: Loffer 2-11 2-2 6, Sherburne 1-8 2-2 4, McDaniel 0-10 0, Davis 0-0 00 0, Rhonehouse 5-22 3-8 13, Sichling 49 2-4 10, White 2-8 3-5 7, German 0-5 00 0, Totals 14-73 12-21 40. Coldwater: Schorfhaar 4-11 1-4 8, Pierucki 0-2 2-2 2, Galloway 9-18 3-4 17, Shiery 3-10 0-1 6, Gillette 1-5 0-0 2, Sowles 0-2 0-0 0, V ella 2-8 0-2 4, Smoker 0-3 2-2 2, B owers 0-1 0-0 0, Philson 0-0 0-0 0, Becks 1-2 0-0 0, Totals 20-62 8-15 43. Three-point shooting — Fremont 0-11 (Rhonehouse 0-3, Sherburne 0-3, McDaniel 0-3, Loffer 0-1, German 0-1), Coldwater 5-9. Rebounds — Fremont 43 (Rhonehouse 8), Coldwater (Shiery 11). Assists — Fremont 8 (Loffer 2, Sherburne 2, German 2, W hite 2), Coldwater 7 (Schorfhaar 3, Smoker 2). T urnovers — Fremont 14, Coldwater 19. Bloc ked shots — Sc horfhaar, Galloway, Shiery. Steals — Fremont 11 (W hite 3, Rhonehouse 3), Coldwater 10 (Pieruc ki 3). Total fouls — Fremont 13, Coldwater 14. Fouled out — White.

field and 17-of-22 accuracy at the free-throw line. Seventeen made foul shots is a new school record


Fremont senior Tyler Jenkins tries to break down Eaton Rapids (Mich.) senior Austin Thomas off the dribble during the second half of a Coldwater (Mich.) Holiday Hoops Tournament

topping the previous best of 16 set by White in the 1973-74 season and Kent Snyder in the 1980-81 campaign.

semifinal game Thursday afternoon. Jenkins scored a career-high 40 points, which included a school-record 17 free throws made, in the Eagles’ 78-65 victory.

Bookwalter was more than content to letting the Greyhounds run their uptempo transition game, even if it might mean using

a lot of players. “They ran their legs off,” he said. “I think we used nine players in the


Bowling Green falls in Military Bowl WASHINGTON (AP) — David Fales, who led the nation in completion percentage during the regular season, completed 33 of 43 passes for 395 yards and two touchdowns Thursday to lead No. 24 San Jose State to a 29-20 win over Bowling Green in the Military Bowl. Fales led the drive that set up Austin Lopez’s 27-yard field goal with 4:43 remaining, and De’Leon Eskridge’s 1-yard run with 2:34 left provided the insurance. San Jose State (11-2), in the national rankings for the first time

since 1975, capped the year with a seven-game winning streak for its first 11-win season since 1940, a remarkable turnaround for a program that was 1-12 just two years ago in Mike MacIntyre’s first season as coach. But MacIntyre left earlier this month for a bigger payday at Colorado, leaving defensive coordinator Kent Baer in charge for the bowl. Baer was interested in the job full-time, but the school instead hired San Diego’s Ron Caragher, who attended the game SEE BOWLS, PAGE B2


San Jose State safety Cullen Newsome (3 9) tackles Bowling Green wide receiver Chris Gallon (81) during the first half of the Military Bowl NCAA college football game on Thursday in Washington.

AHS girls lose lead in loss No rest BY KEN FILLMORE

ANGOLA — Angola’s girls basketball team lost a seven-point lead to Leo with under three and a half minutes left Thursday night and ended up losing to the Lions 39-35 in a key matchup between Class 3A sectional rivals at Central Gym. The Hornets (9-2) built leads and the Lions battled back in the second half. Leo (9-2) finished the game with an 11-0 run. “I’m proud of our kids,” Lions coach Carrie Shappell said. “Our defense and rebounding was pretty consistent down the stretch. We gave up a couple of offensive rebounds in the fourth quarter, but we stayed calm on defense.” Rachel Rinehart hit a three-pointer off a drive and kick pass from sister Ericka to put AHS up 3528 with 3 minutes, 21 seconds left. The Hornets did not score again. Sophomore Jenna Beer hit two threepointers to get Leo within one at 35-34 with 2:33 to go. The Hornets milked the clock for nearly a minute with the lead. But Angola took a shot and

missed. Leo rebounded and capitalized on the other end. Lion senior Keanna Gary was found wide open under the basket and scored as she was fouled by Kylie Bidlack. Gary made the free throw to complete the threepoint play and put Leo in front 37-35 with 28.4 seconds left. On the Hornets’ ensuing possession, Bidlack missed a tough shot inside against a Leo double team and with Gary in her face. The Lions rebounded and scored in transition on a layup by Seiss with just over 10 seconds left. “Leo outplayed us. We didn’t make good decisions defensively or offensively late in the game,” Angola coach John Berger said. “I thought we did a great job on Gary throughout the game. But we left her open twice in the second half. Beer had three wide-open looks and made two of them,” Berger added. “We had some good looks, but we didn’t knock down shots.” Gary led the Lions with 12 points and 18 rebounds. Beer had 10 points, fiuve rebounds and two steals. Angola

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I hope all your Christmases were bright and filled with joy, family and food. A couple of gifts don’t hurt either. One, it does my heart so much good to give. Two, I find stocking stuffers to be so underrated. HANNAH I hope your time away from HOLSTEIN school or your own personal workshop is being cherished in so many ways. But for the ballers and wrestlers in Indiana, they are not spending two weeks


Angola senior Ericka Rinehart, left, makes a move to the basket against Leo senior Taylor Seiss in a non-conference girls basketball game Thursday night at Central Gym in Angola.

held big-time scorer in Seiss to just seven points. “With Angola being the team they are, this was a huge win for us. But we have a lot of work to do,” Shappell said. “We’ll probably see them down the road.” The Hornets were tested over the past week by two programs they have had their fair share off success with in

Homestead and Leo. Angola fell to both the Spartans (52-38 in Fort Wayne on Dec. 19) and the Lions. “We competed with both teams,” Berger said. “But we just have to do the little things better, like box out and find the even better shot.” On Thursday, Angola shot 24 percent from the SEE HORNETS, PAGE B2


Fillmore’s Fumbles 1. DeKalb 2. Heritage 3. Homestead 4. Homestead 5. Hunt. North 6. Leo 7. West Noble 8. Indiana 9. Purdue 10. Michigan 11. Louisville 12. Illinois 13. Wisconsin 14. Ohio St. 15. Butler 16. Nebraska 17. Duquesne 18. W. Illinois 19. Trine 20. Pacers

Fisher’s Flops 1. DeKalb 2. Heritage 3. Homestead 4. Homestead 5. Hunt. North 6. Leo 7. West Noble 8. Indiana 9. Purdue 10. Michigan 11. Kentucky 12. Illinois 13. Wisconsin 14. Ohio State 15. Butler 16. Nebraska 17. Penn State 18. IPFW 19. Trine 20. Suns

Murdock’s Muffs 1. DeKalb 2. Heritage 3. Homestead 4. DeKalb 5. Hunt. North 6. Leo 7. West Noble 8. Indiana 9. Purdue 10. Michigan 11. Louisville 12. Illinois 13. Wisconsin 14. Ohio St. 15. Butler 16. Nebraska 17. Duquesne 18. W. Illinois 19. Trine 20. Pacers



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FREMONT: Eagle girls will play Niles (Mich.) in consolation game

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Prep Wrestling Hornets shine in invitational HUNTINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Beau Hamer went 5-0 to lead Angolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts at the Huntington North Invitational Thursday. Austin Bauer, Skylar Winters and James Baryo all went 4-1 on the day for the Hornets. Grant Tingley and Thomas Lapham both went 3-2.

3 Panthers advance at Smith Classic MISHAWAKA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Three Prairie Heights wrestlers advanced to the second and final day of action of the Al Smith Classic. Sophomore Kyle Mockensturm (113 pounds), freshman Doug Levitz (126) and unseeded 152-pound senior Matt Neeley all overcame a loss during Thursdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action to wrestle today and guarantee themselves placings in the prestigious tournament. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was a pretty good day,â&#x20AC;? Panthers coach Brett Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are still dealing with some sickness, b ut Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud of all the kids who wrestled.â&#x20AC;? Heights were without four wrestlers in lar ge part because of illness, including both 132-pounders Joe Boots and Nick Minnick. Alex Steele at 106 and middleweight Blake Swogger were also out. Levitz overcame a loss to one of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top wrestlers in Jimtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Nick Crume to win his f inal two matches and advance to todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s action. Crume beat Levitz by technical fall. Neeley won his final three matches to survive. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matt wrestled with a lot of heart. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been rough for him his senior year. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s had to get his weigh under control, then he got sick,â&#x20AC;? Smith said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The coaches are proud of the way he wrestled. Maybe this can turn his season around a little bit. Lane Waite was one match away from wrestling today. He was eliminated with a loss in the consolation semif inals.

Youth Basketball Knights of Columbus free-throw contest set ANGOLA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The local contest of the 2013 Knights of Columbus Free Throw championship for boys and girls ages 10-14 will be held on Jan. 6 at Trine Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hershey Hall. Registration starts at noon with the contest starting at 1 p.m. All contestants in this local contest will be recognized for their participation. Participants are required to furnish proof of age and have written parental consent. For registration forms and more information, call Da ve Sarrazin at 833-3934 or 243-6675.

Youth Baseball Academy to host catchers camp ELKHART â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Eastlake Chargers Baseball/Softball Academy will host a catchers camp for ball players in grades 4-12 Saturday and Sunday that will be conducted by Taylor University assistant baseball coach Rhett Goodmiller. Goodmiller caught at Norwell High School, then played at NCAA Division I Central Michigan for a year before ending his collegiate baseball career with three seasons at Taylor. He led the Trojans to three conference championships and three NAIA tournaments. At Norwell, Goodmiller helped the Knights to tw o Class 3A state championship games and one 3A state title. He caught Jarrod Parker, who is now a starting pitcher for the Oakland Athletics. Goodmiller will focus on catching mechanics and drills and talk about what it means to be a leader for your teams and your pitching staff. He will also talk to the campers about the mental side of baseball and the e xpectations of catchers from a coachâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perspective. The camp will run from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday and from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday. Campers must bring their own gloves and equipment. The cost of the camp is $50. Re gistrations will only be handled by phone. To register, call (574) 264-0611. Address questions regarding the catchers camp by phone at 463-5143 or by email at cba@char

HORNETS: Rachel Rinehart leads FROM PAGE B1

field (13-55), including 4-of21 from three-point range. Leo outrebounded the Hornets 39-28. Rachel Rinehart led AHS with 15 points, seven


rebounds, three assists and three steals. Claire Grubb added seven points, three assists and two steals. Bidlack grabbed seven rebounds while Ericka Rinehart had four steals.




first half. We made a decision that we would sub a ton in the first half and let them run. In the third and fourth quarters, their legs would come out from under them.â&#x20AC;? By the end of the second quarter, the Eagles gained the advantage. Fremont went on a 16-5 run over the final three minutes to build a 4132 halftime lead. The Greyhounds would never threaten again as they could pull no closer than five points the rest of the game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We got out quick,â&#x20AC;? Jenkins said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We stopped their break. We shot well. We played good team basketball. They left me open a few times and I wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t going to pass up a shot.â&#x20AC;? Eaton Rapids could pull no closer than five points in the second half, including 54-49 to start the fourth quarter. Fremont enjoyed its biggest lead at 14 points. Jenkins connected on the first of a pair of free-throw attempts to make it 78-64 with 36 seconds to play. The Eagles will face Morenci (Mich.) in the title game slated for 6:45 p.m. today. Morenci edged host Coldwater 53-47 to improve to 1-5 on the season. In the varsity girls tournament, Coldwater held off Fremont 43-40 to send the Eagles to the consolation game today against Niles at 1:30 p.m. Coldwater will face Williamston in the 5 p.m. girls championship. Coldwater will meet Eaton Rapids in the boys consolation at 3:15 p.m. There is no consolation

BOWLS: Belk Bowl goes to Cincinnati by a 48-34 score FROM PAGE B1

as an observer. Bowling Green (8-5) had a similar turnaround, improving from 2-10 in 2010 under coach Dave Clawson. A defense that allowed only 15.8 points per game in the regular season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ninth best among FBS schools â&#x20AC;&#x201D; did a decent job against a San Jose State team that was averaging 35.3 points. Belk Bowl Cincinnati 48, Duke 34 In Charlotte, N.C., Duke running back Josh Snead fumbled at the Cincinnati 5 with 1:20 left and Brendon Kay threw an 83-yard touchdown pass to Travis Kelce with 44 seconds to go, lifting the Bearcats to an improbable win over the Blue Devils. Kay threw for 332 yards and his four scoring passes were a Belk Bowl record. Duke appeared to have the game in hand and was driving for the go-ahead score â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and its first bowl victory since 1961 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but the final 80 seconds proved disastrous. With the game tied at 34 and the Blue Devils positioning themselves for a winning field goal, Snead fumbled with 1:20 left and Bearcats defensive lineman John Williams recovered.




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Fremont senior Caitlin Loffer maintains her dribble against Coldwater (Mich.) during a semifinal game of the Cardinalsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Holiday Hoops Tournament Thursday.

for Fremont girls coach Neal Frantz. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(We had) turnovers, missed free-throwsâ&#x20AC;Śand we lacked effort in the first half. I thought in the first half just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t there. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know why. We looked dead-tired.I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see the effort and the intensity, I needed to see in a varsity game.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles endured 23 percent field goal shooting (14-of-62) and just 57 percent at the free-throw line (12-of-21) to drop their fourth straight game. Shae Rhonehouse scored 13 points for Fremont. Teammate Kelsey Sichling added 10. The Eagles had their chances. They pulled close, but couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get the plays late to take the lead. The Eagles tied it at 36 with 3:11 to play


Fremont freshman Shae Rhonehouse (32) goes up for a shot while she is fouled by Coldwater (Mic h.) junior MacKenzie Galloway during the second half in a semifinal of Coldwaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Hoops Tournament Thursday evening.

in the game when Sichling hit the second of two free throws. The Eagles had a chance to take their first lead at the 1:36 mark when Rhonehouse swiped the ball and was fouled on a layup. With Coldwater leading 39-38, she was unable to drop either free throw. Trailing 41-40 with about 40 seconds remaining, the Eagles secured a jump ball call. After a timeout, they lost possession on the baseline. With 9.8 seconds remaining, Kellie Pierucki hit

both free throws to preserve the Cardinal win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I thought we could (win) too,â&#x20AC;? Frantz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I felt confident, but we just couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get over the hump. Going down the stretch, we missed too many free throws. Tonight was really disappointing. Just a lack of execution. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t win. I think it was a game we could have won and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just frustrating.â&#x20AC;? Coldwater buillt an 11point lead late in the second quarter to go up 24-13.

Oklahoma City wins in OT OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kevin Durant scored 40 points while Russell Westbrook added eight of his 16 points in overtime to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Dallas 111-105 on Thursday night for their 11th straight win at home. Serge Ibaka added 19 points and matched his season high with 17 rebounds as Oklahoma City charged back from 10 points down in the final 7:17 of regulation and found a way to win after losing back-toback games for the first time this season. Darren Collison scored a season-best 32 points for Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki scored nine points in his second game back after offseason knee surgery, showing some rust down the stretch. Westbrook turned the game around with six straight points after the Mavs had gone up 104-101 on Chris Kamanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bucket inside midway through overtime. Westbrook had a layup, hit a jumper over Nowitzki and then made a leaping steal of an O.J. Mayo pass that led to a fast-break layup. The sequence left Mavericks owner Mark Cuban shaking

his head in his seat near the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bench. Mayo was fouled on Dallasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; next possession while shooting a 3-pointer, but he missed the first two foul shots with 33 seconds left as the sold-out Chesapeake Energy Arena crowd roared louder with each miss. Westbrook hit two free throws after that to put it away â&#x20AC;&#x201D; this time for good. Collison came up with a desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer to send it to overtime after Dallas had given up the lead for the first time since the opening 4 minutes. Shawn Marion inbounded from the sideline with 2.2 seconds left, collected a deflected pass and headed toward the lane before kicking the ball out to Collison, who caught the ball in mid-air and heaved it toward the basket for the tying 3 from the right wing. Replays showed he released the shot with onetenth of a second left on the clock. Still working his way back into shape, Nowitzki proved to be a liability during Oklahoma Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 176 fourth-quarter comeback. He sagged off of Durant far enough that the three-time

NBA scoring champion could drill a 3-pointer from the left wing, then was trailing a play when O.J. Mayo backed into him and lost the ball to set up Durantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fast-break dunk and three-point play. Durantâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s right-handed hook shot from the right block gave Oklahoma City its first lead since the opening 4 minutes at 96-95 with 1:57 to play. Oklahoma City came up empty on three chances to extend the lead â&#x20AC;&#x201D; after back-to-back offensive rebounds by Ibaka â&#x20AC;&#x201D; but Durant hit a pair of free throws with 3.7 seconds left after Westbrook stole the ball from Mayo and dove to cover it while calling timeout. In overtime, Carlisle pulled Nowitzki in favor of Marion for defense at one point. Kaman ended up with 17 poitns and Marion chipped in 14 points and nine rebounds for the Mavericks, who were swept on a treacherous three-game road trip that featured stops at West contenders Memphis, San Antonio and Oklahoma City despite getting Nowitzki back. Dallas has lost seven of eight.

HANNAH: Bovine likes Trine men in tourney tilt FROM PAGE B1

or more hanging out at home and nibbling at leftovers in their groovy new pajamas. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a fun time of year on the local sports scene. Most of our teams are being tested and learning what they need to do to get better in the second half of their seasons. A large majority of the teams are playing in holiday tournaments of some kind. A variety of unfamiliar foes will include some of the best basketball teams and wrestlers in the state. Trine Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball teams are also playing today and Saturday in their final non-conference games of the season. The Thunder women will not be too far away from their Angola home as they are in a roundrobin tournament in Fort Wayne at Indiana Tech. Trineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team is in a tournament at Otterbein University in Ohio. So shake off the first snowstorm of the season and safely hit the gyms over the next couple of days. What a

bargain it will be. Oh, by the way, Happy New Year! 1. DeKalb over Prairie Heights â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Barons take winning streak into two-day tourney. 2. Heritage over East Noble â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Patriots coming alive after tough schedule early. 3. Homestead over Prairie Heights â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Spartansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; streak stopped by Concordia last week. 4. Homestead over DeKalb â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Preview of Jan. 25 NHC game at Homestead. 5. Huntington North over East Noble â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Vikings come through after falling to first two NHC foes. 6. Leo over Angola â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Run. Shoot. Repeat. 7. West Noble over Eastside â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chargers stay perfect. 8. Indiana over Jacksonville â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hoosiers turned loss into a positive. 9. Purdue over William & Mary â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A little two-on-two in the driveway?

10. Michigan over Central Michigan â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave Stauskas open. 11. Louisville over Kentucky â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The grass turns red this year. 12. Illinois over Auburn â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Illini angry after another loss to Missouri. 13. Wisconsin over Samford â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Badgers build some momentum. 14. Ohio State over Chicago State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thomas will need some help when things get serious. 15. Butler over Vanderbilt â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Bulldogs finish flawless December. 16. Nebraska over Nicholls State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cornhuskers gear up for league play. 17. Penn State over Duquesne â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nittany Lions looked good last time out. 18. Western Illinois over IPFW â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Leathernecks. Gotta love that. 19. Trine over Penn StateBehrend â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Thunder play for a trophy. 20. Suns over Pacers â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Hannahâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upset special.



Area Boys Basketball NORTHEAST HOOSIER CONF. TEAMS NHC ALL Columbia City Eagles 1-0 7-0 DeKalb Barons 1-0 5-2 Homestead Spartans 1-0 6-2 New Haven Bulldogs 1-0 3-1 Bellmont Braves 0-1 2-5 Carroll Chargers 0-1 1-5 East Noble Knights 0-1 1-6 Norwell Knights 0-1 6-1 Thursday’s Gam e Central Noble 46, East Noble 33 Friday’s Gam es Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At East Noble DeKalb vs. Prairie Heights East Noble vs. Heritage Homestead vs. Prairie Heights Homestead vs. DeKalb East Noble vs. Huntington North Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At Colum bia City Carroll vs. Churubusco Columbia City vs. Blackhawk Christian Carroll vs. Marion Columbia City vs. Munster Saturday’s Gam es Adams Central at Bellmont Leo at Norwell DeKalb, East Noble, Homestead, Columbia City in Holiday Hoops Tournament at Carroll Noblesville Tournam ent SB Adams vs. Noblesville New Haven vs. Hammond Noll Tuesday’s Gam es At Mem orial Coliseum Columbia City vs. Northridge New Haven vs. Huntington North Wednesday’s Gam es Carroll at FW Dwenger Friday, Jan. 4 Columbia City at Bellmont Saturday, Jan. 5 Homestead at East Noble DeKalb at New Haven Norwell at Carroll NORTHEAST CORNER CONF. TEAMS NECC ALL Westview Warriors 4-0 7-1 Fairfield Falcons 3-0 4-4 West Noble Chargers 3-0 7-0 Fremont Eagles 2-0 6-1 Eastside Blazers 2-0 2-5 Angola Hornets 1-1 3-3 Hamilton Marines 1-2 5-4 Prairie Heights Panthers 1-3 3-4 Churubusco Eagles 0-3 0-6 Central Noble Cougars 0-4 2-7 Lakeland Lakers 0-4 1-7 Thursday’s Gam es Central Noble 46, East Noble 33 Coldwater, Mich. Tournam ent Fremont 78, Eaton Rapids, Mich. 65 Friday’s Gam es Angola at Leo West Noble at Eastside Fairfield vs. Bremen at Indianapolis Fremont at Coldwater , Mich. Tournament Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At Colum bia City Churubusco vs. Carroll Churubusco vs. Marion Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At East Noble Prairie Heights vs. DeKalb Prairie Heights vs. Homestead Saturday’s Gam es Churubusco, Prairie Heights in Holiday Hoops Tournament at Carroll Wednesday’s Gam es Woodlan at Churubusco Thursday, Jan. 3 Garrett at Central Noble Friday, Jan. 4 Prairie Heights at Angola Fremont at Churubusco Lakeland at West Noble Westview at Hamilton Saturday, Jan. 5 Fairfield at Eastside ALLEN COUNTY ATHLETIC CONF. TEAMS ACAC ALL Adams Cent. Flying Jets 2-0 5-2 Bluffton Tigers 2-0 4-4 Leo Lions 2-0 3-4 Heritage Patriots 1-1 2-4 Woodlan Warriors 1-1 5-2 Garrett Railroaders 0-2 2-5 South Adams Starfires 0-2 2-6 Southern Wells Raiders 0-2 2-5 Friday’s Gam es Winchester at Bluffton Angola at Leo Union Modoc at South Adams Southern Wells at Daleville Woodlan at Wayne Trace, Ohio Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At East Noble Heritage vs. East Noble Heritage vs. Huntington North Saturday’s Gam es Adams Central at Bellmont Heritage in Holiday Hoops T ournament at Carroll Wednesday’s Gam es Woodlan at Churubusco Thursday, Jan. 3 Garrett at Central Noble Saturday, Jan. 5 Adams Central at Garrett Bluffton at Woodlan Heritage at Southern Wells Leo at South Adams

Boys Basketball Results Central Noble 46, E. Noble 33 Culver 56, N. Judson 44 Indpls Park Tudor 46, Lapel 43 Union (Modoc) 76, Alexandria 48 Bob Wettig Tournam ent First Round Columbus North 8 6, Lou. Moore, K y. 67 Guerin Catholic 58, Portage 52 Indpls Chatard 49, Floyd Central 43 Jeffersonville 78, Indpls Metro 43 Jennings Co. 5 9, Rock Creek Academy 42 Mount Lebanon, Pa. 51, E. Central 41 Richmond 65, Tindley 37 Tipton 54, Connersville 50 Calum et Tournam ent First Round Hammond Gavit 81, Lake St ation 56 S. Bend Clay 62, Highland 43 Coldwater Tournam ent First Round Fremont 78, Eaton Rapids, Mich. 65 Perry-Spencer Classic First Round Perry Central 61, Corydon 57 Sum m it Conference Tournam ent Sem ifinal Ft. Wayne Concordia 61, Ft. W ayne Wayne 45 Ft. Wayne Northrop 8 8, Ft. W ayne Snider 67 Tecum seh Classic First Round S. Central (Harrison) 75, Cannelton 62 Tecumseh 57, Lighthouse Christian 36 Consolation Cannelton 71, Lighthouse Christian 62 Wabash Valley Classic First Round Marshall, Ill. 64, W. Vigo 42 Northview 66, Monrovia 57 Riverton Parke 53, S. Vermillion 44 Robinson, Ill. 7 8, Terre Haute South 67 Rockville 66, Casey-Westfield, Ill. 52 Shakamak def. Owen Valley, forfeit Sullivan 58, Linton 51 Terre Haute North 89, Turkey Run 30 Winter Classic First Round Winamac 52, Knox 50 POSTPONEMENTS Seymour vs. Edinburgh, ppd.

Area Girls Basketball NORTHEAST HOOSIER CONF. TEAMS NHC ALL East Noble Knights 3-0 8-3 Norwell Knights 3-0 8-2 DeKalb Barons 2-1 7-4 Homestead Spartans 2-1 9-2 Bellmont Squaws 1-2 4-9 Carroll Chargers 1-2 5-5 Columbia City Eagles 0-3 2-11 New Haven Bulldogs 0-3 2-9 Thursday’s Gam es East Noble 77, Central Noble 25 Northridge Tournam ent Andrean 57, Columbia City 48 Portage 58, Columbia City 44 NorthWood 62, Homestead 42 Homestead 72, Concord 50 Friday’s Gam es Garrett at New Haven Ben Davis Tournam ent Bloomington South vs. Ben Davis Carroll vs. Plainfield Northridge Tournam ent Columbia City vs. Northridge Homestead vs. Hobart Saturday’s Gam es Norwell Shootout Norwell vs. Plymouth Norwell vs. Wawasee Wednesday’s Gam es

East Noble at Angola Wednesday’s Gam es East Noble at Angola DeKalb at Eastside Norwell at Leo Friday, Jan. 4 Carroll at Norwell New Haven at DeKalb East Noble at Homestead Saturday, Jan. 5 Bellmont at Columbia City NORTHEAST CORNER CONF. TEAMS NECC ALL Angola Hornets 6-0 9-2 West Noble Chargers 6-1 8-4 Fairfield Falcons 5-1 6-4 Westview Warriors 5-1 7-5 Prairie Heights Panthers 4-3 6-5 Fremont Eagles 3-2 6-5 Lakeland Lakers 2-5 2-10 Churubusco Eagles 1-4 2-9 Hamilton Marines 1-4 1-6 Eastside Blazers 0-5 0-9 Central Noble Cougars 0-7 0-13 Thursday’s Gam es East Noble 77, Central Noble 25 Leo 39, Angola 35 Coldwater, Mich. Tournam ent Coldwater, Mich. 43, Fremont 40 Friday’s Gam es Heritage at Churubusco Coldwater Tournam ent Fremont vs. Niles, Mich. Saturday’s Gam es Tippecanoe Valley at West Noble South Adam s Tournam ent Eastside vs. Blackhawk Christian South Adams vs. Seton Catholic Ham ilton Tournam ent Hamilton vs. Pioneer Kouts vs. Centerville Wednesday’s Gam es East Noble at Angola DeKalb at Eastside LaVille at Central Noble Thursday, Jan. 3 Westview at Hamilton Friday, Jan. 4 Prairie Heights at Angola Eastside at Fairfield Fremont at Churubusco Lakeland at West Noble Saturday, Jan. 5 Churubusco at Hamilton ALLEN COUNTY ATHLETIC CONF. TEAMS ACAC ALL Woodlan Warriors 4-0 7-3 Garrett Railroaders 3-1 7-4 Leo Lions 3-1 9-2 Southern Wells Raiders 3-1 8-2 Adams Cent. Flying Jets 1-3 3-7 Heritage Patriots 1-3 7-5 South Adams Starfires 1-3 4-7 Bluffton Tigers 0-4 4-8 Thursday’s Game Leo 39, Angola 35 Friday’s Gam es Garrett at New Haven Heritage at Churubusco Adams Central at Muncie South Saturday’s Gam es Randolph Southern at Southern Wells Woodlan at Antwerp, Ohio South Adam s Tournam ent Eastside vs. Blackhawk Christian South Adams vs. Seton Catholic Wednesday’s Gam es Norwell at Leo Northfield at Bluffton Friday, Jan. 4 Garrett at Bluffton Adams Central at Heritage Woodlan at Leo Southern Wells at South Adams Saturday, Jan. 5 Adams Central at Lakewood Park

Girls Basketball Results E. Noble 77, Central Noble 25 Leo 39, Angola 35 Mt. Vernon (Posey) 57, Boonville 38 Noblesville 60, Anderson 56, OT Perry Central 74, Springs Valley 36 Carroll Tournam ent First Round Gallatin Co., Ky. 68, Switzerland Co. 31 Coldwater Tournam ent Coldwater, Mich. 43, Fremont 40 Floyd Central Tournam ent Floyd Central 78, Lou. Waggener, Ky. 43 Lou. Ballard, Ky. 43, Austin 36 Lou. Ballard, Ky. 52, Eastern (P ekin) 26 Franklin Central Tournam ent First Round Franklin Central 68, Center Grove 57 Mooresville 51, Brownsburg 45 Consolation Brownsburg 61, Center Grove 5 0 Cham pionship Franklin Central 53, Mooresville 51 Guerin Catholic Tournam ent First Round Guerin Catholic 81, Indiana Math and Science Academy 22 Indpls Herron 4 9, Christel House Academy 18 Consolation Indiana Math and Science Academy 38, Christel House Academy 27 Cham pionship Guerin Catholic 71, Indpls Herron 24 Hanover Central Tournam ent First Round Griffith 52, Beecher, Ill. 24 Hanover Central 7 8, Hammond Morton 53 Knox 72, Whiting 61 Wheeler 45, Bowman Academy 41 Consolation Hammond Morton 62, B owman Academy 58 Sem ifinal Hanover Central 49, Wheeler 38 Northridge Tournam ent Pool Play Pool A Andrean 57, Columbia City 48 Northridge 68, Andrean 22 Northridge 52, Portage 41 Portage 58, Columbia City 44 Pool B Hobart 66, Concord 29 Homestead 72, Concord 50 NorthWood 45, Hobart 38 NorthWood 62, Homestead 42 S. Bend Washington Tournam ent Pool Play Pool A Penn 60, Oregon-Davis 42 Pool B S.B. Washington 69, New Prairie 40 South Bend Classic Pool Play Pool A Elkhart Memorial 6 0, LaPorte LaLumiere 44 Mishawaka 60, S. Bend Adams 42 S. Bend Clay 48, Elkhart Central 38 Sum m it Conference Tournam ent Sem ifinal Ft. Wayne Snider 6 4, Ft. W ayne Concordia 45 Ft. Wayne South 67, Ft. Wayne Luers 60 Twin Lakes Tournam ent First Round Indpls Cathedral 58, Tri-Central 31 Lebanon 76, Ev. Memorial 58 Western 78, Indpls Manual 15 Vincennes Rivet Tournam ent First Round Corydon 54, Indpls Chatard 52 Heritage Christian 73, Vincennes 27 Sullivan 76, Linton 20 Vincennes Rivet 59, Pike Central 24 Warsaw Tournam ent First Round Lowell 60, Indpls Perry Meridian 53 Warsaw 54, S. Bend St. Joseph's 21 Cham pionship Warsaw 57, Lowell 33 Winter Classic First Round Kankakee Valley 49, Rochester 34 POSTPONEMENTS Monroe Central Tournam ent First Round Northeastern vs. Blac kford, ppd. to Dec 29. Monroe Central vs. Cambridge City , ppd. to Dec 29.

Men’s College Basketball EAST Canisius 87, Alcorn St. 74 SOUTH FAU 61, Troy 54 W. Kentucky 76, FIU 63 MIDWEST Akron 83, Texas Southern 68 IUPUI 88, IPFW 74 W. Illinois 73, Oakland 63

Men’s Basketball Summaries At Indianapolis IUPUI 88, IPFW 74 IPFW (6-8) Jacobo 2-5 2-2 6, Hines 4-4 1-3 9, Kibiloski 3-10 2-2 9, Bland 2-3 0-0 4, Gaines 10-21 7-8 28, McCray 3-8 0-1 7, Reed 0-0 2-2 2, Edwards 4-6 0-0 9.

Totals 28-57 14-18 74. IUPUI (6-10) Gaines 4-5 4-4 12, Gibbs 6-8 0-0 12, Rice 7-11 1-3 16, Esposito 2-8 0-0 6, Hart 8-13 7-7 26, Shanklin 2-4 0-0 6, Hubert 0-1 0-0 0, Patton 4-6 2-2 10. Totals 33-56 14-16 88. Halftime—Tied 39-39. 3-Point Goals— IPFW 4-17 (Edwards 1-2, Gaines 1-3, McCray 1-3, Kibiloski 1-7, Jacobo 0-2), IUPUI 8-17 (Hart 3-4, Shanklin 2-2, Esposito 2-7, Rice 1-3, Hubert 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—I PFW 30 (Gaines, McCray 7), I UPUI 27 (Gaines 8). Assists—IPFW 10 (McCray 5), IUPUI 16 (Rice 7). T otal Fouls— IPFW 19, IUPUI 17. A—1,327.

Top 25 Basketball Schedule Friday's Games No. 5 Indiana vs. Jacksonville, 8 p.m. No. 7 Missouri at UCLA, 10 p.m. No. 13 Gonzaga vs. Baylor, 8 p.m. Saturday's Games No. 1 Duke vs. Santa Clara, Noon No. 2 Michigan vs. Central Michigan, 7 p.m. No. 4 Louisville vs. Kentucky, 4 p.m. No. 6 Kansas vs. American, 8 p.m. No. 9 Syracuse vs. Alcorn State, 7 p.m. No. 10 Ohio St ate vs. Chicago St ate, 4:30 p.m. No. 12 Illinois vs. Auburn at the United Center, 2:15 p.m. No. 14 Florida vs. Air Force at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla., 4:30 p.m. No. 16 Creighton vs. Evansville, 8:05 p.m. No. 18 Butler at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. No. 20 UNLV at North Carolina, 2 p.m. No. 23 N.C. St ate vs. W estern Michigan, Noon No. 25 Kansas State vs. UMKC, 7 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 21 8 .724 — Boston 14 13 .519 6 Brooklyn 14 14 .500 6½ Philadelphia 14 15 .483 7 Toronto 9 20 .310 12 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 20 6 .769 — Atlanta 17 9 .654 3 Orlando 12 16 .429 9 Charlotte 7 21 .250 14 Washington 3 23 .115 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 16 12 .571 — Chicago 15 12 .556 ½ Milwaukee 15 12 .556 ½ Detroit 9 22 .290 8½ Cleveland 7 23 .233 10 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 22 8 .733 — Memphis 18 8 .692 2 Houston 16 12 .571 5 Dallas 12 16 .429 9 New Orleans 6 22 .214 15 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 21 6 .778 — Denver 16 14 .533 6½ Portland 14 13 .519 7 Utah 15 15 .500 7½ Minnesota 13 13 .500 7½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 22 6 .786 — Golden State 19 10 .655 3½ L.A. Lakers 14 15 .483 8½ Phoenix 11 18 .379 11½ Sacramento 9 19 .321 13 Wednesday's Games Miami 105, Charlotte 92 New Orleans 97, Orlando 94 Cleveland 87, Washington 84 Chicago at Indiana, ppd., weather conditions Atlanta 126, Detroit 119,2OT Houston 87, Minnesota 84 Philadelphia 99, Memphis 89 Milwaukee 108, Brooklyn 93 San Antonio 100, Toronto 80 Denver 126, L.A. Lakers 114 New York 99, Phoenix 97 Golden State 94, Utah 83 Portland 109, Sacramento 91 Thursday's Games Dallas at Oklahoma City, late Boston at L.A. Clippers, late Friday's Games Phoenix at Indiana, 7 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Utah, 9 p.m. New York at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Golden St ate, 10:30 p.m. Portland at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Saturday's Games Indiana at Atlanta, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Toronto at Orlando, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Houston, 8 p.m. Denver at Memphis, 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Portland, 10 p.m. Boston at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Summaries At Orlando, Fla. NEW ORLEANS (97) Thomas 0-2 0-0 0, A.Davis 6-14 0-0 12, Lopez 9-10 11-12 29, V asquez 12-21 2-2 27, Rivers 2-7 0-0 4, McGuire 3-3 0-0 6, Anderson 4-11 6-6 15, Roberts 1-5 0-0 2, Mason 0-1 0-0 0, Henry 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 38-76 19-20 97. ORLANDO (94) Harkless 1-5 0-0 2, A yon 2-4 0-0 4, Vucevic 8-17 3-5 19, Nelson 11-17 2-2 28, Afflalo 6-14 0-0 14, Redick 2-10 66 12, McRoberts 2-3 0-0 5, Moore 4-9 0-0 10, Nicholson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 3679 11-13 94. New Orleans 26 23 29 19—97 Orlando 24 29 23 18—94 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 2-12 (Vasquez 1-4, Anderson 1-5, Rivers 0-1, Mason 0-1, Roberts 0-1), Orlando 1130 (Nelson 4-8, Moore 2-5, Redic k 2-7, Afflalo 2-7, McRoberts 1-1, Vucevic 0-1, Harkless 0-1). Rebounds—New Orleans 40 (A.Davis 11), Orlando 4 4 (Vucevic 9). Assists—New Orleans 19 (V asquez 8), Orlando 25 (Nelson 10). T otal Fouls—New Orleans 1 7, Orlando 1 7. Technicals—Orlando defensive three second. A—18,846 (18,500). At Charlotte, N.C. MIAMI (105) James 9-19 7-8 27, Haslem 0-4 0-0 0, Bosh 6-12 1-3 14, Chalmers 5-10 3-4 17, Wade 10-19 8-10 29, Battier 3-5 00 9, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Miller 0-2 0-0 0, Cole 2-6 0-0 4, Jones 2-4 0-0 5. T otals 37-81 19-25 105. CHARLOTTE (92) Kidd-Gilchrist 2-6 2-2 6, W arrick 8-12 2-3 18, Biyombo 3-8 1-3 7, Walker 9-20 5-7 27, Henderson 5-19 4-5 14, Sessions 7-12 4-6 19, Diop 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 34-78 19-28 92. Miami 27 28 23 27—105 Charlotte 18 20 33 21— 92 3-Point Goals—Miami 12-23 (Chalmers 4-6, Battier 3-5, James 2-4, W ade 1-1, Bosh 1-1, Jones 1-3, Miller 0-1, Cole 02), Charlotte 5-14 (W alker 4-8, Sessions 1-3, Henderson 0-3). F ouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 5 0 (James 12), Charlotte 53 (Biyombo 10). Assists—Miami 21 (James 8), Charlotte 18 (Walker 6). Total Fouls—Miami 25, Charlotte 22. T echnicals—Haslem, Henderson. A—19,602 (19,077). At Washington, D.C. CLEVELAND (87) Gee 4-9 1-2 10, Thompson 5-9 5-5 15, Zeller 3-10 0-0 6, Irving 8-23 7 -11 26, Waiters 3-11 1-2 9, Gibson 3-4 1-3 10, Walton 3-6 0-0 6, Miles 1-6 0-0 3, Pargo 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 31-82 15-23 87. WASHINGTON (84) Webster 5-7 0-0 12, Nene 6-10 4-5 16, Okafor 8-14 1-2 1 7, Mack 2-6 0-0 6, Beal 0-5 2-2 2, Seraphin 2-6 0-0 4, Vesely 1-2 0-2 2, Martin 2-6 0-0 4, Crawford 7-15 3-3 17, Temple 1-3 0-0 2, Singleton 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 35-76 1014 84. Cleveland 22 23 23 19—87 Washington 26 17 25 16—84 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 10-2 7 (Gibson 3-4, Irving 3-9, W aiters 2-5,


Gee 1-2, Miles 1-5, W alton 0-1, Pargo 0-1), Washington 4-18 (W ebster 2-3, Mack 2-3, V esely 0-1, Martin 0-2, Temple 0-2, Beal 0-2, Crawford 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Cleveland 47 (Thompson 12), Washington 57 (Okafor, Webster 10). Assists—Cleveland 20 (Irving 8), Washington 22 (Mack 7). Total Fouls— Cleveland 16, Washington 21. Technicals—Washington defensive three second. A—13,846 (20,308). At Milwaukee BROOKLYN (93) Johnson 5-15 2-2 13, W allace 2-8 4-4 8, Lopez 9-18 3-5 21, W atson 2-12 44 8, Bogans 4-8 1-1 11, Brooks 2-5 11 5, Blatche 5-10 4-5 14, St ackhouse 1-5 0-0 2, Evans 0-0 2-2 2, Taylor 3-6 00 7, Shengelia 0-0 0-0 0, T eletovic 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 34-88 21-24 93. MILWAUKEE (108) Daniels 2-5 0-0 5, Mbah a Moute 0-3 00 0, Sanders 6-11 0-0 12, Jennings 915 4-4 25, Ellis 7 -14 3-4 20, Dunleavy 6-12 3-3 17, Udrih 2-5 0-0 4, Udoh 411 0-0 8, Ilyasova 4-7 8-8 17, Lamb 0-1 0-0 0, Henson 0-0 0-0 0. T otals 40-84 18-19 108. Brooklyn 24 18 25 26— 93 Milwaukee 22 33 23 30—108 3-Point Goals—Brooklyn 4-21 (B ogans 2-5, Taylor 1-2, Johnson 1-4, Blatche 01, Brooks 0-1, Wallace 0-2, Watson 03, Stackhouse 0-3), Milwaukee 10-1 7 (Ellis 3-3, Jennings 3-4, Dunleavy 2-6, Ilyasova 1-1, Daniels 1-2, Udrih 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Brooklyn 50 (Wallace 12), Milwaukee 52 (Sanders 12). Assists—Brooklyn 1 7 (Wallace 8), Milwaukee 24 (Ellis 7). Total Fouls—Brooklyn 18, Milwaukee 20. Technicals—Blatche, Milwaukee defensive three second. A—13,102 (18,717). At Memphis, Tenn. PHILADELPHIA (99) Wright 8-11 7-8 28, T.Young 6-10 1-2 13, L.Allen 2-6 2-4 6, Holiday 5-16 2-2 13, Turner 0-4 1-2 1, Hawes 9-14 2-4 20, N.Young 5-7 1-1 12, Ivey 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 37-71 16-23 99. MEMPHIS (89) Pondexter 3-10 4-4 13, Randolph 1018 2-2 23, Gasol 9-15 0-0 18, Conley 3-17 3-3 10, T.Allen 3-8 0-0 6, Ellington 1-6 0-0 2, Arthur 3-6 2-2 8, Speights 24 3-6 7, Bayless 1-6 0-0 2. Totals 35-90 14-17 89. Philadelphia 26 23 26 24—99 Memphis 29 18 23 19—89 3-Point Goals—Philadelphia 9-16 (Wright 5-8, Ivey 2-2, Holiday 1-2, N.Young 1-3, Hawes 0-1), Memphis 515 (Pondexter 3-7, Randolph 1-1, Conley 1-3, Arthur 0-1, B ayless 0-1, T.Allen 0-1, Ellington 0-1). F ouled Out— None. Rebounds—Philadelphia 4 9 (Hawes 9), Memphis 5 0 (Randolph 9). Assists—Philadelphia 23 (T urner, Holiday 9), Memphis 22 (Gasol 8). Total Fouls—Philadelphia 15, Memphis 18. Technicals—Philadelphia defensive three second. A—16,055 (18,119).

NBA Leaders Scoring

G FG FT PTS Bryant, LAL 29 300 212 876 Anthony, NYK 24 235 152 684 Durant, OKC 27 245 225 758 Harden, HOU 27 206 233 697 James, MIA 26 259 111 665 Wstbrk, OKC 27 199 141 578 Aldrdge, POR 25 210 108 528 Pierce, BOS 27 180 143 553 Curry, GOL 29 202 97 588 Wade, MIA 23 175 107 464 Lee, GOL 29 241 95 577 Ellis, MIL 27 193 119 526 Mayo, DAL 28 189 94 541 Parker, SAN 28 204 103 525 Walker, CHA 28 191 104 522 Lillard, POR 27 172 95 501 Gay, MEM 25 174 80 455 Rebounds GOFF DEF TOT Varejao, CLE 25 138 223 361 Rndlph, MEM 26 124 204 328 Asik, HOU 28 93 238 331 Howard, LAL 29 105 236 341 Lee, GOL 29 93 231 324 Hicksn, POR 26 108 180 288 Noah, CHI 27 98 187 285 Jefferson, UTA 29 65 230 295 Duncan, SAN 29 51 240 291 Faried, DEN 30 121 180 301 FG Percentage FG FGA Chandler, NYK 135 196 McGee, DEN 138 231 Jordan, LAC 111 191 Howard, LAL 179 312 Hickson, POR 139 244 Ibaka, OKC 164 289 Lopez, NOR 142 251 Bosh, MIA 165 302 James, MIA 259 478 Landry, GOL 131 243 Assists G AST Rondo, BOS 24 286 Paul, LAC 28 266 Holiday, PHL 25 221 Vasquez, NOR 28 242 Westbrook, OKC 27 233 Williams, Bro 27 216 Calderon, TOR 29 220 Parker, SAN 28 201 Lawson, DEN 30 214 James, MIA 26 180

AVG 30.2 28.5 28.1 25.8 25.6 21.4 21.1 20.5 20.3 20.2 19.9 19.5 19.3 18.8 18.6 18.6 18.2 AVG 14.4 12.6 11.8 11.8 11.2 11.1 10.6 10.2 10.0 10.0 PCT .689 .597 .581 .574 .570 .567 .566 .546 .542 .539 AVG 11.9 9.5 8.8 8.6 8.6 8.0 7.6 7.2 7.1 6.9

NBADL Standings Central Division Tulsa Texas Sioux Falls Austin Rio Grande Valley Iowa West Division Santa Cruz Bakersfield Los Angeles Reno Idaho East Division

W 8 8 7 7 5 3

L 3 4 4 5 6 7

Pct .727 .667 .636 .583 .455 .300

GB — ½ 1 1½ 3 4½

W 6 8 5 3 1

L 2 5 4 6 11

Pct .750 .615 .556 .333 .083

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W L Pct GB Maine 8 4 .667 — Erie 6 4 .600 1 Springfield 4 5 .444 2½ Canton 6 8 .429 3 Fort Wayne 3 10 .231 5½ Tuesday's Games Iowa 102, Sioux Falls 80 Wednesday's Games Austin 107, Canton 98, OT Maine 108, Idaho 94 Thursday's Games Springfield at Santa Cruz, late Friday's Games Austin at Erie, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Canton, 7:30 p.m. Texas at Fort Wayne, 7:30 p.m. Maine at Sioux Falls, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Iowa, 8 p.m. Reno at Idaho, 9 p.m. Springfield at Santa Cruz, 10 p.m.

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New Eng 11 4 0 .733 529331 Miami 7 8 0 .467 288289 N.Y. Jets 6 9 0 .400 272347 Buffalo 5 10 0 .333 316426 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Houston 12 3 0 .800 400303 x-Indianapolis 10 5 0 .667 329371 Tennessee 5 10 0 .333 292451 Jacksonville 2 13 0 .133 235406 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Baltimore 10 5 0 .667 381321 x-Cincinnati 9 6 0 .600 368303 Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 312304 Cleveland 5 10 0 .333 292344 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 443286 San Diego 6 9 0 .400 326329 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 269419 Kansas City 2 13 0 .133 208387 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Washington 9 6 0 .600 408 370 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 358 372 N.Y. Giants 8 7 0 .533 387337 Philadelphia 4 11 0 .267 273402 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Atlanta 13 2 0 .867 402277 New Orleans 7 8 0 .467 423410 Tampa Bay 6 9 0 .400 367 377 Carolina 6 9 0 .400 313325


W L T Pct PF PA y-Green Bay 11 4 0 .733 399299 Minnesota 9 6 0 .600 342314 Chicago 9 6 0 .600 349253 Detroit 4 11 0 .267 348411 West W L T Pct PF PA x-San Fran 10 4 1 .700 370260 x-Seattle 10 5 0 .667 392232 St. Louis 7 7 1 .500 286328 Arizona 5 10 0 .333 237330 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday, Dec. 30 Jacksonville at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. Miami at New England, 4:25 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 8:20 p.m.

NFL Playoff Scenarios AFC CLI NCHED: Houston, AFC South; Denver, AFC West; New England, AFC East; Baltimore, AFC North; Indianapolis, No. 5 playoff spot; Cincinnati, No. 6 playoff spot. HOUSTON (at Indianapolis) Clinches first-round bye with: — Win or tie, or — New England loss or tie, or — Denver loss Clinches home-field advant age throughout AFC playoffs with: — Win, or — Tie AND Denver loss or tie, or — New England loss or tie AN D Denver loss DENVER (vs. Kansas City) Clinches first-round bye with: — Win or tie, or — New England loss or tie Clinches home-field advant age throughout AFC playoffs with: — Win AND Houston loss or tie, or — Tie AND Houston loss NEW ENGLAND (vs. Miami) Clinches first-round bye with: — Win AND Denver or Houston loss Clinches home-field advant age throughout AFC playoffs with: — Win AND Denver and Houston loss NFC CLINCHED: Atlanta, NFC South and home-field advantage; Green Bay, NFC North; San Francisco, playoff spot; Seattle, playoff spot GREEN BAY (at Minnesota) Clinches first-round bye with: — Win, or — Tie AND San Francisco loss or tie, or — San Francisco loss AND Seattle loss or tie SAN FRANCISCO (vs. Arizona) Clinches NFC West with: — Win or tie, or — Seattle loss or tie Clinches first-round bye with: — Win AND Green Bay loss or tie, or — Tie AND Green Bay loss SEATTLE (vs. St. Louis) Clinches NFC West with: — Win AND San Francisco loss Clinches first-round bye with: — Win AND San Francisco loss AN D Green Bay loss WASHINGTON (vs. Dallas) Clinches NFC East with: — Win or tie Clinches playoff spot with: — Chicago loss AND Minnesota loss DALLAS (at Washington) Clinches NFC East with: — Win NY GIANTS (vs. Philadelphia) Clinches playoff spot with: — Win AND Dallas loss or tie AN D Chicago loss AND Minnesota loss MINNESOTA (vs. Green Bay) Clinches playoff spot with: — Win, or — Tie AND Chicago loss or tie, or — Dallas loss or tie AN D N.Y. Giants loss or tie AND Chicago loss CHICAGO (at Detroit) Clinches playoff spot with: — Win AND Minnesota loss or tie, or — Tie AND Minnesota loss

Pro Bowl Selections At Aloha Stadium, Honolulu Sunday, Jan. 27 AFC Offense Quarterbacks — T om Brady, New England; Peyton Manning, Denver; Matt Schaub, Houston Running Backs — Jamaal Charles, Kansas City; Arian Foster, Houston; Ray Rice, Baltimore Fullback — Vonta Leach, Baltimore Wide Receivers — A.J. Green, Cincinnati; Andre Johnson, Houston; Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis; Wes Welker, New England Tight Ends — Rob Gronkowski, New England; Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Tackles — Duane Brown, Houston; Ryan Clady, Denver; Joe T homas, Cleveland; Marshall Yanda, Baltimore Guards — Logan Mankins, New England; Wade Smith, Houston Centers — Chris Myers, Houston; Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh Defense Ends — Elvis Dumervil, Denver; Cameron Wake, Miami; J.J. W att, Houston Interior Linemen — Geno Atkins, Cincinnati; Haloti Ngat a, Baltimore; Vince Wilfork, New England Outside Linebackers — T amba Hali, Kansas City; Robert Mathis, Indianapolis; Von Viller, Denver Inside/Middle Linebackers — Derric k Johnson, Kansas City; Jerod Mayo, New England Cornerbacks — Champ B ailey, Denver; Antonio Cromartie, N.Y. Jets; Johnathan Joseph, Houston Strong Safeties — Eric Berry , Kansas City; LaRon Landry, N.Y. Jets Free Safety — Ed Reed, Baltimore Specialists Placekicker — Phil Dawson, Cleveland Punter — Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City Kick Returner — Jacoby Jones, Baltimore Special Team — Matthew Slater , New England NFC Offense Quarterbacks — Robert Griffin I II, Washington; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay; Matt Ryan, Atlanta Running Backs — Frank Gore, S an Francisco; Marshawn L ynch, Seattle; Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Fullback — Jerome Felton, Minnesota Wide Receivers — V ictor Cruz, N.Y . Giants; Calvin Johnson, Detroit; Julio Jones, Atlanta; Brandon Marshall, Chicago Tight Ends — T ony Gonzalez, Atlant a; Jason Witten, Dallas Tackles — Russell Okung, Seattle; Joe Staley, San Francisco; T rent Williams, Washington Guards — Jahri Evans, New Orleans; Mike Iupati, San Francisco; Chris Snee, N.Y. Giants Centers — Jeff S aturday, Green B ay; Max Unger, Seattle Defense Ends — Jared Allen, Minnesot a; Julius Peppers, Chicago; Jason Pierre-Paul, N.Y. Giants Interior Linemen — Gerald McCoy , Tampa Bay; Henry Melton, Chicago; Justin Smith, San Francisco Outside Linebackers — Clay Matthews, Green Bay; Aldon Smith, S an Francisco; DeMarcus Ware, Dallas Inside/Middle Linebackers — NaV orro Bowman, San Francisco; Patrick Willis, San Francisco Cornerbacks — Tim Jennings, Chicago; Patrick Peterson, Arizona; Charles Tillman, Chicago Strong Safeties — Donte W hitner, San Francisco Free Safeties — Dashon Goldson, S an Francisco; Earl Thomas, Seattle Specialists Placekicker — Blair Walsh, Minnesota Punter — T homas Morstead, New Orleans Kick Returner — Leon W ashington, Seattle Special Team — Lorenzo Alex ander, Washington


SPORTS BRIEFS • Nets’ Johnson coach of month in November, fired in December NEW YORK (AP) — Coach of the month in November, out of a job by New Year’s. The Brooklyn Nets have elevated expectations this season, and a .500 record wasn’t good enough. Coach Avery Johnson was fired Thursday, his team having lost 10 of 13 games after a strong start to its first season in Brooklyn. “We don’t have the same fire now than we did when we were 11-4,” general manager Billy Johnson King said at a news conference in East Rutherford, N.J. “I tried to talk to Avery about it and we just can’t figure it out. The same pattern kept on happening.” Assistant P.J. Carlesimo will coach the Nets on an interim basis, starting Friday night with a home game against Charlotte. King said the Nets might reach out to other candidates, but for now the job was Carlesimo’s. The GM wouldn’t comment on a report that the team planned to get in touch with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Johnson was in the final year of a threeyear, $12 million contract. “It’s a really disappointing day for me and my family. It’s my wife’s birthday. It’s not a great birthday gift,” Johnson said. “I didn’t see this coming. But this is ownership’s decision. It’s part of the business. Fair or unfair, it’s time for a new voice and hopefully they’ll get back on track.”

Seahawks DB Sherman wins appeal, eligible for playoffs RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman won his appeal of a four-game suspension for use of performance enhancing substances on Thursday, making him eligible for the NFL playoffs. Sherman posted “I won,” on his Twitter account Thursday morning, followed by teammates tweeting their congratulations. Sherman added, “Thank you (at)nfl for upholding the truth! To the 12s Thank you your faith is rewarded! Thank you lord.” The decision was made by former NFL executive Bob Wallace. Sherman was steadfast since news broke of his pending suspension that he believed he would win on appeal. Sherman’s appeal was based on errors in the chain of custody of his sample and that there were mistakes made by the tester. Sherman made his appeal late last week. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said in an email the league is reviewing the decision, but was declining comment due to confidentiality provisions. The decision makes Sherman eligible for the Seahawks season finale against St. Louis and, more importantly, the playoffs. Seattle has played the last three weeks without fellow starting cornerback Brandon Browner who is serving a fourgame suspension for a banned substance violation. Browner’s suspension expires after Sunday’s game against the Rams, so Seattle will have both of its starting cornerbacks available for the postseason. “Congrats to Richard Sherman for winning his appeal! Happy for him & it’ll be great to have him with us as we mo ve forward,” Seahawks coach Pete Carroll tweeted Thursday morning.

Hall of Famer Fisk pleads guilty to drunken driving JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Hall of F ame baseball catcher Carlton Fisk pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor drunken-driving charge, two months after police found him asleep in his pickup truck in a suburban Chicago cornfield. Fisk, 64, was sentenced to one year of court supervision and must pay $1,250 in court costs. He also must undergo a drug and alcohol evaluation and counseling. Fisk’s attorney, Stephen White, said in Will County court that Fisk wanted to accept responsibility for what he did. New Lenox police found Fisk unconscious in the truck on Oct. 22 and said there was an open bottle of vodka on the floor. New Lenox is about 35 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.

Americans blast Germany in hockey world juniors UFA, Russia (AP) — The United States routed Germany 8-0 Thursday at the world junior ice hockey tournament behind a goal and two assists each from Alex Galchenyuk and Riley Barber. This was the first Group B game for the Americans, who are tied for first place with Canada. The Canadians downed Germany 9-3 on Wednesday. The U.S. plays Russia on Friday. Also Thursday, Switzerland beat Latvia 7-2 in Group A. U.S. goaltender John Gibson stopped 19 shots through two periods. He was replaced for the third by Jon Gillies, who made seven saves. Sean Kuraly added a goal and an assist for the Americans. Goalie Marvin Cupper had 38 saves for the Germans. The Americans were up 3-0 after the first period on goals by Kuraly, Jacob Trouba and Galchenyuk. They scored another three in the second.




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DEAR ABBY: My daughter was repeatedly dateraped at the age of 16. Her predator threatened to kill her if she ever told, so she kept it to herself until she could get away from him. It was a very scary time in her life, but with the help of counseling she is working through it and moving on with her life. The problem is, while visiting with my in-laws it was pointed out to us that my mother-in-law had made a collage of pictures and included in it the person who raped my daughter. In all, there are five pictures of him in group settings. When my husband asked her calmly to remove them, she refused. She says it would punish the other grandchildren if she removed the pictures, and it would ‘‘ruin her collage.’’ We have asked her three times, but she refuses to budge. She says WE all need counseling and that the request is completely out of line. Do




to that request is also negative, I wouldn’t blame you if you went there very rarely, if ever. DEAR ABBY: My husband of eight years will not resolve his foot odor problem. We live in a small apartment, and it’s humiliating when we have company and half the apartment smells like stinky feet. He refuses to wear socks, and his solution in winter is to open all the windows and turn on the fan as soon as he returns from work. The ‘‘airing out’’ never completely gets rid of the smell — and I freeze! How can I get him to change? —FED UP IN DEAR FED UP: You obviously can’t change your husband, but you don’t have to risk getting pneumonia, either. Shoe repair shops sell deodorizing products. Or buy a large container of baking soda, and when your husband removes his shoes, dump a cupful into each one. They next day the smell should be gone.

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Egypt’s opposition leaders under investigation CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s chief prosecutor ordered an investigation on Thursday into allegations that opposition leaders committed treason by inciting supporters to overthrow Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The probe by a Morsi-appointed prosecutor was launched a day after the president called for a dialogue with the opposition to heal rifts opened in the bitter f ight over an Islamist-drafted constitu-

tion just approved in a referendum. The opposition decried the investigation as a throwback to Hosni Mubarak’s regime, when the law was used to smear and silence opponents. The probe was almost certain to sour the already tense political atmosphere in the country. The allegations were made initially in a complaint by at least two lawyers sent to the chief prosecutor earlier this month. They

targeted opposition leaders Mohammed ElBaradei, a Nobel Peace laureate and former head of the U.N. nuclear agency, former Foreign Minister Amr Moussa, and Hamdeen Sabahi. Both Moussa and Sabahi were presidential candidates who competed against Morsi in the last election. There was no immediate comment by any of the three opposition leaders named but the opposition dismissed the allega-

tions. Emad Abu Ghazi, secretarygeneral of the opposition party ElBaradei heads, said the investigation was “an indication of a tendency toward a police state and the attempt to eliminate political opponents.” He said the ousted Mubarak regime dealt with the opposition in the same way. Mubarak jailed his opponents, including liberals and Islamists. International rights groups said

their trials did not meet basic standards of fairness. ElBaradei was a leading figure behind the uprising against Mubarak and at one point, he w as allied with the Brotherhood against the old regime. The investigation does not necessarily mean charges will be filed against the leaders. But it is unusual for state prosecutors to investigate such broad charges against high-profile figures.

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Hoosiers still digging out Town about 50 miles south of Indy blanketed with 13 inches of snow INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents continued digging out Thursday from a winter storm that brought life to a standstill in southern parts of the state where blizzard conditions buried some areas under a foot of snow — their heaviest accumulations in several years. Greene County Emergency Management director Roger Axe said the 12 inches of wet snow that fell Wednesday on the southwestern Indiana county left local roads so mired the county’s sheriff got stuck for about an hour before his car was freed. Axe said he expects road crews to finish up Friday clearing county roads of the region’s heaviest snowfall since a March 1996 storm dumped 22 inches of snow. But he said it may take residents longer to finish

clearing their driveways. “We’re just digging out, slow but sure,” Axe said. In Indianapolis, where the storm’s 7.5-inch snowfall was the deepest in nearly four years, officials hired 350 private snowremoval trucks to help clear residential roads. Department of Public Works spokeswoman Lesley Malone said those contractors allowed the city to clear an additional 4,000 miles of residential streets in areas that lack neighborhood associations that handle snow-plowing duties. City crews cleared nearly another 7,000 miles of streets, she said. Malone said 90 trucks were out again Thursday salting and treating cleared roads and officials were urging motorists to slow down due to the risk of roads freezing and creating

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dangerous, hard-to-see sheets of ice. The National Weather Service released a snowfall map Thursday showing that Wednesday’s storm buried four pockets of southwestern, south-central and southeastern Indiana with about a foot of snow. The storm dropped up to 3 inches of snow an hour in some areas. The town of Ellettsville about 50 miles south of Indianapolis was blanketed by 13 inches of snow — the most of any Indiana community, the weather service said. Jim Ragle, street commissioner in the town of 5,000 residents northwest of Bloomington, said his crews worked all day Wednesday and overnight to clear the Monroe Count town’s roads. “We’ve got a lot of snow piles around, but other than that we’re in pretty good shape,” he said. “We’re all ready for the next storm now, I guess.”

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A muted version of a winter storm that has killed more than a dozen people across the eastern half of the country plodded across the Northeast on Thursday, trapping airliners in snow or mud and frustrating travelers still trying to return home after Christmas. The storm, which was blamed for at least 16 deaths farther south and west, brought plenty of wind, rain and snow to the Northeast when it blew in Wednesday night. Lights generally remained on and cars mostly stayed on the road, unlike many harder-hit places including Arkansas, where 200,000 homes and businesses lost power. By afternoon, the precipitation had stopped in parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, though snow continued to fall in upstate New York and northern New England. Parts of snow-savvy New Hampshire expected as much as 18 inches. Dale Lamprey, who was

clearing off the sidewalk outside the legislative office building in Concord, already had several hours of shoveling under his belt by 8:30 a.m. Thursday and didn’t expect it to get much better. “I’m going to be shoveling all day, just trying to keep up with the snow,” he said. “Which is impossible.” The Northeast’s heaviest snowfall was expected to be in northern Pennsylvania, upstate New York and inland sections of several New England states before the storm heads into Canada on Friday, National Weather Service spokesman David Roth said. While the East Coast’s largest cities — New York, Philadelphia and Boston — saw mostly high winds and cold rain, other areas experienced a messy mix of rain and snow that slowed commuters and those still heading home from holiday trips. Some inbound flights were delayed in Philadelphia and New York’s LaGuardia,

but the weather wasn’t leading to delays at other major East Coast airports. Forty-two students traveling to London and Dublin were stuck in the Nashville airport thanks to weather in the Northeast. The frustrated students, from universities in Tennessee and Kentucky, were supposed to leave Wednesday and arrive in London on Thursday. Joe Woolley, spokesman for the Cooperative Center for Study Abroad, said he hopes he can get them there just one day late. “It’s a two-week program, so it’s shortened already,” he said. On New York’s Long Island, a Southwest Airlines jet bound for Tampa, Fla., veered off a taxiway and got stuck in mud Thursday morning. Officials said there were no injuries to the 129 passengers and five crew members. Though the area received heavy rain overnight, Southwest spokesman Paul Flanigan said it wasn’t clear whether that played a role.

Hawaii’s new senator sworn in WASHINGTON (AP) — Brian Schatz symbolized a generational change in Hawaii’s Senate delegation, taking the hand of his new colleague, 88-year-old Sen. Daniel Akaka, moments before being sworn in Thursday as the successor to the late Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath of office in a chamber peopled by a dozen Democratic senators and a handful of Republicans. As he walked up the center aisle to meet Biden,

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Feed printed sections into stitcher/trimmer Some bending, standing & lifting required Hand Inserting Pre-employment drug screen Must be dependable and hard-working Light math skills and reading skills

Apply in Person - No Phone Calls 102 N. Main St., Kendallville, IN 46755 EOE

IMMEDIATE OPENINGS! • CNC Mill Programmer/Set-Up Operators (Software experience in Part Maker or Master Cam preferred) • CNC Operators • Mig Welders • Material Handlers/Forklift Operators • Production Associates/Machine Operators Angola, Hamilton, Butler & Auburn, IN areas. Pay range $8-$16 per hour Apply in person at: 210 Growth Parkway, Angola, IN (260) 624-2050 Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. & 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Toll Free: 877-791-7877 E.O.E.

OFFICE SPACE Auburn 1100 sq. ft. office for rent. 100 N. Clark St. Call 925-4660

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“AN ALL ACCESSIBLE STORAGE PLACE” Large Units Available Upon Request. 24-Hour Access. Starting @ $20-$25. 5 x 10, 10 x 10, 10 x 20, 10 x 24. CALL ANYTIME! 668-0042

MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE Angola 3 BR MH. $0 down, $495/mo. incl. lot rent, trash, taxes &insurance. 260-687-8049

Corner 200 Storage $16 & up. Open 7 days a week. Owner on premises 260-833-2856 E-mail to: crosswaitestates@

Albion Nice 3 BR w/new carpet, paint $580/mo. + util; 2 BR duplex w/gar. $570 + util. 260 668-5467 Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659 Angola Quiet 2 BR Apt. Washer & Dryer inc. $539/mo. + utilities 1st Month Free (260) 665-3151 Auburn Auburn/Country 1 or 2 BR (260) 925-4490

(MON-FRI 8-5)

Drivers Driver Trainees Needed Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress at TD! New Drivers earn $800/per week & Full Benefits! No experience needed! CDL & Job Ready in just 3 weeks! DRIVERS CAN GET HOME NIGHTLY IN NORTHERN INDIANA! 1-800-882-7364 U.S. XPRESS Service That Matters Driven By Innovation

LaOtto/Wolcottville 2 & 3 BR from $110/wk. free water, sewer, trash 574-202-2181


Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$500/ per month. Call 260-897-3188

Garrett 1 BR apt. Very nice. Water, sewage, trash pd. $395/mo. No pets. Call (260) 357-4951 Garrett Beautiful, 2-3 BR, ground-level also 2 BR upper, rent individually or both; completely remodeled. Very large,W/D, 2-car garage, basement. Great neighborhood. $475-$575.+ util. No pets. Application required. 260-704-3283

CONDOS & DUPLEXES Angola VERY CLEAN 2 BR 1 car garage, quiet neighborhood, no pets, $550/ mo. + ref. Call 260-316-1624

HOMES FOR RENT Ashley 3 BR, 2 BA home. RENT OR BUY. $625/mo. + deposit for rent. $4,000 down, $625/mo. on contract. Must have references. Please email: Butler 2 BR land contract Garage, $470/mo. 260 927-1877 Fremont 4 BR, 2 BA, large yard, 2 1/2 car garage, new heat & air. No Smoking or Pets. 260-495-9283 Kendallville Newly remodeled 3 BR home $600/mo. + dep. 260 318-2440 Rome City Lakefront w/large lot. 2 BR, 1 BA. All kitchen appliances included. Fireplace, gas heat & water. $795/mo. (260) 235-0705

HOMES FOR SALE All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act which makes it illegal to advertise "any preference limitation or discrimination based on race, color , religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or an intention, to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination." Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians; pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law . Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To complain of discrimination call HUD Toll-free at 1-800-669-9777. The toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275.

Fremont Recently Foreclosed, Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income 3 BR, 2 BA, 1072 sq. ft. located at 7340 N 150 W Fremont, IN $27,900. Visit www.roselandco .com\AEQ Drive by then call (866) 700-3622 Contractor Lender-Certified for Home Improvement Loans for Existing or new home purchases! You may NEVER find a cheaper way for all of your exterior and interior improvement needs with no equity. All credit considered! Low rates!! Affordable Construction and Exteriors FW, IN 260-693-7072. BBB. Accredited A. Some restrictions may apply. (A) USDA 100% GOVERNMENT LOANS!!-- Not just for 1st time buyers! All credit considered! Low rates! Buy any home anywhere for sale by owner or realtor. Academy Mortgage Corporation, 11119 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, In 46818. Call Nick at 260-494-1111. NLMS146802. Some restrictions may apply. Equal Housing Lender (A)





WANTED TO BUY BUYING OLD TOYS: Single-item collections or estates before 1970. (260) 318-1851


Buying scrap metal: Copper, brass, cans, iron, aluminum, & more! 1209 W North St. Kendallville, IN Open Tues-Sat. 8 - 5 Closed Sun. & Mon. (260) 242-3025

TIMBER WANTED All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed. 260 349-2685

FARM/GARDEN APPLES & CIDER Mon.-Sat. • 9-5:30 GW Stroh Orchards Angola (260)665-7607





ACE BUILDERS Amish built pole barns, garages, re-roofing, roof & side old barns. Free Est. 260-625-2327 260 925-4527

All Phase Remodeling and Handyman Service - No Job too Big or Small !!!


Free Estimates Call Jeff

260-854-9071 Qualified & Insured Serving You Since 1990

$25.00 TO START Payment Plans, Sat. & Eve. Appts. Avail. Call

Collect: 260-424-0954 act as a debt relief agency under the BK code

ROOFING/SIDING County Line Roofing FREE ESTIMATES FOR SPRING. Tear offs, wind damage & reroofs. Call (260)627-0017

Couch: Rattan frame & floral print. $35.00. (260) 318-2254 End Tables: Rattan frame & glass top. $50.00. (260) 318-2254

Lots of new sweaters - and fancy collars with bling. Fun toys! Havanese, Maltese, Poodles. Reduced prices on some puppies. Garwickʼs The Pet People: 419-795-5711. garwicksthepet (A)

Free Piano Needs work. You haul. Call (260) 573-9420

GUN SHOW!! Kokomo, IN - December 29th & 30th, Johanning Civic Center, US Highway 31, Sat. 9-5, Sun 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!

Combine Batteries for JD 4020 or 3020 Never used. $15.00 419-542-7510

FREE: Long-haired dwarf gray rabbit, male. Includes outdoor cage, food dishes & food. (260) 668-2356




FREE to good home: 10-month-old black lab. Good w/children. Friendly & playful. (260) 350-8411

Brand NEW in plastic! QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET Can deliver, $125. (260) 493-0805


PETS/ANIMALS 3 Miniature Dachsunds 9 wks old, very cute! Mother was registered. (260) 499-0359 (260) 905-7022

Graco high chair, like new. Safari print. $50.00. (260) 665-5288 Graco play pen, like new. Safari print. (260) 665-5288 HJC helmet, XSM. Only worn 4 times. Ownerʼs manual. $50.00 (260) 593-2038






Honeywell heaters oscillating. Heats medium room. $5.00 each. (260) 665-5288 Ice auger, like new. $50.00. (260) 665-5288 Lapped siding, 14 ft. storage shed. $35.00 419 542-7510 Live Free or Die Hard Bruce Willis Blue Ray $10.00 260 925-2672

$ WANTED $ Junk Cars! Highest prices pd. Free pickup. 260-705-7610 705-7630

Long Sequined Gown with spaghetti straps & jacket. Size 8. Beautiful! $45.00. (260) 488-4835

SETSER TRANSPORT AND TOWING USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., Kʼville. 260-318-5555

Loveseat: Rattan frame & floral print. $25.00. (260) 318-2254 Metal Christmas tree stands. $5.00/obo 260 495-9378

ATTENTION: Paying up to $530 for scrap cars. Call me 318-2571

New Nokia 2680 slide cell phone with earbuds and charger. Never used. $25.00 260 768-7940

IVANʼS TOWING Junk Auto Buyer

up to $1000.00 (260) 238-4787

New Straight Talk Flip phone; never opened. $35.00 260 927-1553

CARS 1995 Grand Am GT. About 125k miles. Red, 2-door. $1,200 OBO. (260) 582-1713

Small Computer Desk Nice condition. Like New. $25.00 (260) 488-4835

1 & ONLY PLACE TO CALL-- to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A)

Sony 5 Disc CD Changer. Disc tray acting up. FREE. (260) 925-1143

Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689

Wicker framed mirror. 29” x 40”. Good shape. $25 OBO. (260) 351-2114


Womens downhill snow skis. $25.00 260 925-2672

25 in. RCA color TV, oak cabinet. $30. 260 925-4479 4 used tires P235/70R16 Continental, 50% rubber. $50. 260 349-5352 before 3:30 pm


4-bulb, ceiling light chandelier. Nice condition. $25 OBO. (260) 351-2114

KPC assumes no liability or financial responsibility for typographical errors or for omission of copy, failure to publish or failure to deliver advertising. Our liability for copy errors is limited to your actual charge for the first day & one incorrect day after the ad runs. You must promptly notify KPC of any error on first publication. Claims for adjustment must be made within 30 days of publication and, in the case of multiple runs, claims are allowed for first publication only . KPC is not responsible for and you agree to make no claim for specific or consequential damages resulting from or related in any manner to any error , omission, or failure to publish or deliver.

5 pc. Bathroom Wicker set. Beige. Nice. $25.00. (260) 488-4835 50 Silhouette paperback Romance books. $12. Call after 3 p.m. (260) 232-5062 Acerview 56L computer monitor VGA, 12” $15.00/obo 260 495-9378 Long beige gown with lace jacket. Size 8. Worn once. $35.00. (260) 488-4835 Behind a door metal shoe rack. $10.00.obo 260 495-9378 Childʼs car seat, good shape. $20.00. (260) 665-5288

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The Herald Republican is the daily newspaper serving Steuben County in northeast Indiana.

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