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GOOD MORNING Plane makes emergency landing in Fort Wayne FORT WAYNE — Allegiant flight 959, enroute from South Bend to Punta Gorda, Fla., with 149 passengers and five crewmembers on board, made an emergency landing at Fort Wayne International Airport due to a cargo fire indicator light activating, an Allegiant spokeswoman said. The aircraft landed at Fort Wayne at approximately 1:24 p.m. and all passengers and crew were safely evacuated from the aircraft. Reports indicate that there were no injuries, an Allegiant news release said. The aircraft is a MD-80 jet aircraft. Allegiant’s Care Support Team, a team of specially trained employee volunteers, was made available to assist passengers. Allegiant officials are fully cooperating with all authorities and will provide more information as soon as it becomes available in coordination with the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board. Passengers and families of flight 959 in need of assistance or additional information may contact Allegiant at 888-393-3535.

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ANGOLA — An appeal hearing for Alva Butler and his business BBL Inc., which was denied a sexually oriented business license in November by the Angola Building Department, has been postponed. A new date has not been set. The hearing was scheduled for Friday in City Council Chambers in City Hall, 210 N. Public Square. The hearing was continued at the request of Butler and by agreement of the city, said a notice from Kim Shoup, city attorney. Butler is the owner of Showgirl

III in Fort Wayne. In November the city denied Butler a sexually oriented business permit to operate a strip club at 310 W. Wendell Jacob Ave. because the building is within 750 feet of a residential structure. There are two residences within 750 feet of the former Slider’s Grill and Bar building where Butler wants to open a Showgirl facility. If Butler’s appeal is denied, his only recourse would be legal proceedings, likely through a federal court. If hearing officer James McEntarfer, a local attorney, overturns the building commis-

sioner’s decision, Shoup said the city would have to issue the license or appeal it in court. Angola building commissioner Dean Twitchell informed Butler that his proposed business is not in compliance with location requirements of the city’s sexually oriented business licensing ordinance that was approved Sept. 17 by the Angola Common Council. Butler made his intentions to open a strip club known to city officials on Aug. 15. Prior to the city passing the licensing ordinance, a sexually oriented business could be no closer than 1,000 feet from a

residential zoning district. The two houses are not in residential zones. The nearest residential zone is 1,200 feet from Butler’s building, Shoup told The Herald Republican in November. In addition to the Common Council adopting rules for sexually oriented businesses, it also changed the zoning where such a business is acceptable to I2 industrial from C-2 commercial on Nov. 19. Butler’s building is in the C-2 commercial zone, and it was purchased Aug. 9, when it was still acceptable to have a sexually oriented business in a C-2 zone.

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Pictured is one of the garages that was hit by a vandal sometime late Thursday or early Friday, said Angola Police Detective Tim Crooks. The graffiti was confined to the northwest quadrant

of Angola. Based on footprints in the snow, it appears to have been the work of a young person, Crooks said.

Graffiti vandal strikes in Angola BY MIKE MARTURELLO

ANGOLA — Police are looking for the help of the public in catching an individual who spray-painted blue graffiti in multiple areas on the city’s northwest side overnight Thursday and possibly Friday morning. Angola Police Department Detective Tim Crooks said just about everything stationary from the McKinley Street area, northeast toward about the 300 block of North Wayne Street was

vandalized. “We’ve got a lot of criminal mischief,� Crooks said. “It’s just everywhere.� Police have been able to follow the tracks of shoes of a suspect thanks to the fresh snow on the ground. Crooks characterized the tracks as coming from a small set of shoes, leading him to believe the work was done by a youngster who happened to have a lot of blue spray paint. “We’ve got a lot of it out there. It’s on the (St. Anthony of Padua)

Catholic church, stop signs, everything,� Crooks said. “They got the street, too. Holy smokes.� And sidewalks, street signs, garages and walls of homes. “They were just busy, busy, busy,� Crooks said. “So, if somebody saw something, just give us a call.� Crooks characterized the graffiti as gibberish. The number to call is Angola Police at 665-2121 or Crime Stoppers at 668-STOP (7867) or 800-600-HALT (4258).

WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game at hand, the White House and Senate leaders made a final stab at compromise Friday night to prevent middle-class tax increases from taking effect at the turn of the new year and possibly block sweeping spending cuts as well. “I’m optimistic we may still be able to reach an agreement that can pass both houses in time,� President Barack Obama said at the White House after meeting for more than an hour with top lawmakers from both houses. Surprisingly, after weeks of postelection gridlock, Senate leaders sounded even more bullish. The Republican leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said he was “hopeful and optimistic� of a deal that could be presented to rankand-file lawmakers as early as Sunday, a little more than 24 hours before the year-end deadline. Said Majority Leader Harry Reid: “I’m going to do everything I can� to prevent the tax increases and spending cuts that threaten to send the economy into recession. He cautioned, “Whatever we come up with is going to be imperfect.�


Hammel known for love of teaching, sports BY JENNIFER DECKER

ANGOLA — John F. Hammel was a popular longtime educator, administrator and coach for Angola High School who delighted in all sports and tutoring his math students. Mr. Hammel, 86, died Saturday in Lakeland Nursing Home, Angola. Mr. Hammel was born on Dec. 13, 1926, in Monon to Emma and H. Hanly Hammel. He married Norma Lee Myers, Francesville, on June 15, 1947. After serving in the Army, he obtained his teaching degree from Indiana University. Eventually, he came to Angola where he spent his

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career and the rest of his life. He retired from the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County in 1990 after 43 years. He is best remembered as an Mr. Hammel animated and demanding math teacher. From 1963-70, he was principal at Angola High School. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He always enjoyed being a math teacher,â&#x20AC;? Norma said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Students said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get this.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He would say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Yes, you can. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll help you.â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Mr. Hammel would also tutor students who needed extra help in

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math. Some of them went on to become successful professionals, including doctors, Norma said. Mr. Hammel also left his mark in coaching sports, including football, baseball and basketball. He also served on the Indiana High School Athletic Board of Control. His sports honors included being an inductee into the Angola High School Athletic Hall of Fame and the Indiana High School Athletic Association Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame. He was an avid fan of nearly every sport and favored the Chicago Cubs and Indiana Hoosiers the most. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He probably liked basketball best. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t like pro basketball.

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He always said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;run and shoot, run and shoot,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? she said, meaning thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all he thought pro basketball players did in games. When he was able to, Mr. Hammel went to Hornet athletic events after he retired. Norma said because it became hard for him to climb into the bleachers, if an Angola game was broadcast, he would stay home and listen to it. Outside of school, Mr. Hammel was appointed to the Angola Plan Commission, participated in the police reserves and was a member of the American Legion and Angola Masonic Lodge. He was a recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the highest honor


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ANGOLA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The following people were booked into the Steuben County Jail following arrests made Thursday and Friday by law enforcement officials. â&#x20AC;˘ Robert S. Bell, 19, Angola, arrested at the jail on a warrant for felony child molesting. â&#x20AC;˘ Destinee L. Hull, 19, homeless, arrested at the jail on a warrant for misdemeanor probation violation. â&#x20AC;˘ Kelda L. Tiller, 33, Fremont, arrested at the jail for misdemeanor operating while intoxicated and driving while suspended.


ANGOLA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An Angola teen has been charged with molesting a 13-year-old girl. Robert Sage Bell, 19, allegedly forced the girl to perform deviate sexual conduct in incidents that occurred in October, Steuben Superior Court documents say. Bell is currently being held in Steuben County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail for the Class B

felony. While investigating an allegation of vandalism against the victimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, details of the alleged sexual misconduct were revealed to Angola Bell and Indiana State Police. The youths were being interviewed by police for allegedly

taking their fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s car and using it to pull doughnuts at a local park. As the two youths and their friends were interviewed, it led police to Bell, who turned up with those vandalizing the park. Bell allegedly refused orders to stay away from the victim that were made by her brother. Bell was arrested on a warrant for the alleged offense on Thursday. He appeared in videoconference initial hearing

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ANGOLA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Cameron Memorial Community Hospital announced today that its visitation policy will change temporarily to decrease the risk of spreading influenza. These restrictions are being implemented to protect Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s patients, visitors and staff, said a news release issued Friday afternoon by the hospital. Cameronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s temporary visitation policy will not allow children or young people under 18 to visit patients. Exceptions will be made in extreme situations. Visitation will be limited to two adults, 18 years or older, per patient. Guests are also asked not visit patients if feeling ill, have flu symptoms or have recently been exposed to anyone with flu symptoms.


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Are churches the Egypt of old? Financial Peace University “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is hardened; he refuses to let the people go.” — Exodus 7:14; ESV “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” Matthew 28: 18-20; ESV BY JOHN BOYANOWSKI

The title seems to raise a few eyebrows and a great deal of questions. One question in particular is, “What is he talking about?” Trust me, as you read on, you will understand what point I am trying to make. But for the moment, please bear with me. First of all, you need insight to what raised this question. One day at church, I was meeting with a member of my congregation. The subject was about a member being brought up and trained within the congregation and is now serving elsewhere in another church. And although this person was happy for this member being in the ministry, they wanted them to serve within our own church. I shared how even though I identified with her, I also knew that God has called this individual to serve him outside our church walls. This same individual still serves within our church, however, they also have ministry in another church. This other ministry is already becoming a blessing and lives are being impacted for the good of God. I couldn’t be more proud of this person’s ministry! So how does this raise the question that the title

imposes? To answer this, we must look at the Old Testament. In the short text above, we see the story of Moses and Pharaoh beginning to gear up to a new level. It is important to see the entire story to understand why it is a vital part of the Bible, as well as to find the reasons behind the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart. What it all boils down to is the fact that Pharaoh wanted the Hebrews to serve him as slaves and to build his empire. God had heard the cries of his people for years and was finally prepared to deliver them from their oppression to enable them to worship God the way they desired to. Moses, being raised in Egypt, was tapped by God to leave the comfort of what he (Moses) knew to lead people into unknown territories. I compare the church of today to Egypt of old because while we mentor, educate, lead believers into worship, fellowship, and service, we hope that they will stay within our individual churches to help it to grow. It is a hope that I also have for those I serve, however, when I read the Matthew passage, I am reminded that we must allow them the freedom to follow God’s call on their lives instead of our calling for them. As a parent, I have hopes and directions which I would love to see my children and grandchildren follow. But if I truly want God’s will to be done, along with allowing them to be themselves, I must release them to their dreams and callings. Moses didn’t understand what he was called to do at first, but we later see how this helped Moses to become a leader and a stronger believer in God. Shall we deny our children, our spouses, our friends from experiencing the same? When a person goes to

school or college, the teachers will equip them with knowledge and leadership. They will give their students the very best of who they are and encourage them to add their special qualities to what they have just learned. Then they do something I wish churches would learn to do: release them into the world. The schools and colleges do not require their students to stay. Some might and become instructors themselves, but it is at their choice. If those we teach choose to remain in service in the church, then it is God calling them to serve there. We must realize that the world is not going to beat down the doors of our churches to come to know God. The disciples were educated and prepared by Jesus Christ to go into the world and serve; bringing the good news to them. If we are making disciples within our churches, we too must release them to bring that same Good News to others. It should never be about building up our own kingdoms; it should always be about building God’s kingdom. If you have individuals within your church that you are mentoring, leading, investing in, and believing in, bless them by allowing them to spread their wings and fly. Grant them the ability to follow God’s calling upon their lives. They may stay or they may go. Whatever the case may be, bless them, pray for them, support them and release them. Father God, Free us to receive your calling, to follow your calling and to disciple others in your name. Help us to build your kingdom by your standards and not our own. In Jesus’ Name, Amen. THE REV. JOHN BOYANOWSKI is

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Community Calendar • Today 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.

United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St., Angola.

Tuesday, Jan. 1 Grief support group: 4:30-6 p.m. Cameron Woods, 701 W. Harcourt Road, Angola. Pokagon Pitchpipers: 7 p.m. Angola High School, 350 S. John McBride Ave., Angola. Alcoholics Anonymous closed meeting: 7:30 p.m. First Congregational United Church of Christ, 314 W. Maumee St., Angola.

Wednesday, Jan. 2 Helping Hands of Steuben County: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 768 N. S.R. 827, Angola. Retired Senior Volunteer Project: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 700 W. Maumee St., Angola. Faith Community Health Clinic: 5-8 p.m. Free health care for those without insurance and meeting poverty guidelines. Information is at 665-3146. 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. Little River Chorus of the Sweet Adelines: 6 p.m. Fairview Missionary Church, 525 E. C.R. 200N, Angola. Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book meeting: 7:30 p.m. First Congregational

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offered at Angola church ANGOLA — The Community Church of the Nazarene, 255 N. Gerald Lett Ave., will offer Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University starting in January. More than 1.6 million families have positively changed their financial future through Financial Peace, said a news release. Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week, starting Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. Those who wish to join may contact Gene Stover at 665-2045 to register. A different lesson is taught by DVD, featuring Ramsey, followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

Since its inception in 1994 FPU has helped more than 1.6 million families positively change their financial future. Through common-sense principles and small-group accountability, FPU gives people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially. On average families who complete FPU pay off $5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly. “FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” says Ramsey. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.” Ramsey knows firsthand the pain that financial stress can cause. After creating a net worth of more than a million dollars by age 26, he quickly lost it

all. Since then Ramsey has helped families and individuals across the country learn how to get control of their finances and avoid debt so they don’t have to experience the same pain he did. FPU lessons also include guest speakers Rachel Cruze, speaker and daughter of Dave Ramsey; Jon Acuff, author of Wall Street Journal bestsellerQuitter and popular blog Stuff Christians Like; and Chris Hogan, counselor and speaker for the Dave Ramsey organization. The revised FPU will be offered through churches and community centers. After purchasing a membership each participant receives a workbook, “Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money,” an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons. Details are at

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PLEASANT LAKE — Rev. Roger E. Lautzenhiser, 91 years, formerly of Pleasant Lake, and a current resident at Northern Lakes Nursing Home, passed Rev. away Lautzenhiser Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Northern Lakes Nursing Home. Rev. Lautzenhiser was born December 10, 1921 in Hamilton, the son of the late Edward and Cleo (Glass) Lautzenhiser. He was a graduate of Hamilton High School, Ball State University and Garrett Bible College where he received his Masters of Divinity in 1951.He married Alice G. Mullins on July 24, 1949 in Gary, Ind., and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2000. Rev. Lautzenhiser served the Methodist Church in the Northern Indiana Conference for 13 years. He then moved to Lakewood Village Community Church in Long Beach, Calif., where he served for 34 years, retiring in 1996. Surviving are his five children, Roger (Laura) Lautzenhiser Jr. of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mahlon (Jeanette Cleland) Lautzenhiser of Hamilton, Bruce (Jackie) Lautzenhiser of Pleasant Lake, Christopher Lautzenhiser of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mary LautzenhiserFraser and her fiance, Steven Bellon of Des Moines, Iowa; eight grandchildren, Ashley (Chris Elliott) Lautzenhiser, Jessica (Desmond) Nault, Corey Courrielche, Lucas Lautzenhiser, Joseph Lautzenhiser, Laurel Fraser, John Lautzenhiser and Liam Fraser; and one sister, Linda Lorimer of Chicago, Ill. Funeral services for Rev. Roger E. Lautzenhiser will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 in the Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home & Crematory, 3985 E. Church St., Hamilton, with his daughter, Dr. Rev. Mary Lautzenhiser Fraser officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton Cemetery. The family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the service on Sunday in the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to the charity of their choosing that they love. Condolences may be sent to the family or the online guest book may be signed at

John Greuter GRABILL — John C. Greuter, 79, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at his home in Grabill. Arrangements are pending at CarnahanBaidinger &Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville.

FREMONT — Gary L. Clark, age 58, of Fremont, Ind., died, December 27, 2012, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind. Mr. Clark was born on April 17, 1954, the Mr. Clark son of June (Hamman) Miller and Leo Clark, his mother survives in Fremont. Gary married Phyllis L. (Peters) on April 22, 2003 in Angola, Ind., and she survives in Fremont. Gary graduated from Fremont High School in 1972. After graduation he entered the United States military, joining the marine corps, and served our country for four years. Gary was a very hard worker and was always willing to lend a hand to help anyone in need. He worked in several factories over the years and also worked for the Farm Bureau Co-op in Fremont. He currently was helping farm part-time for the Lynn Eicher family in Fremont. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, fly-tying, working around his home, and enjoyed spending time with family and friends, and especially enjoyed his time with his grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Gary enjoyed the outdoors very much and was a member of Fremont Conservation Club. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Clark of Fremont; a daughter, Jennifer Ridenour, and her fiance, Brian Betts, of Fremont; a son Gregory (Lindsay) Clark of Angola; stepchildren, Andrew Scharlach of Ypsilanti, Mich., Michael Scharlach of Florida, Christopher Scharlach of Ypsilanti, and Heidi Schmitt of Fort Wayne; his mother, June Miller of Fremont; a granddaughter, Katie Ridenour; a grandson, Zachery Clark; 16 stepgrandchildren; a brother, Dale (Judy) Clark of Verona, Wis.; a sister, Kathy (Monty) Masters of Fremont; a nephew, Jesse Clark of Verona, Wis.; a niece, Renee Hulien of Lafayette, Ind.; and his former wife, Kay Clark of Fremont. He was preceded in death by his father, Leo Clark, and his stepfather, Al Miller. Calling hours will be held from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, December 30, 2012 at Beams Funeral Home, Fremont. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday December 31, 2012, at the Calvary Temple Church, 400 Henry Street, Angola, with Pastor Vincent Torres officiating. Burial will be at Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, with military honors conducted by members of the Fremont American Legion. In lieu of flowers

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Viola Tressler AUBURN — Viola J. Tressler passed away Dec. 27, 2012, in the hospice wing at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born on May 27, 1918 in New Brighton, Pa, to Lou Jean (Wehr) Mecklem and Issac N. Mecklem. She was the oldest of six Mrs. Tressler children, all who preceded her in death: Dean Mecklem, William (Bill) Mecklem, Helen (Mecklem) Roberts, Eleanore Mecklem, and Doris (Mecklem) Dahlback. She was married to John B. Tressler in 1941, and they moved to Hudson, Ind., in 1946, where John attended and then went on to teach at Tri-State College (now Trine University). Vi enjoyed making friends at Tri-State and attending faculty and college functions. Mr. Tressler preceded her in death in 1970. In 1954, she opened Vi’s Beauty Shop in Hudson and made many friends over 42 years of being a beautician and cosmetologist. She was a member of the Angola Business and Professional Women and also the Northeast Indiana Beautcians Association. She was active in the Work and Play Club and Voyager 2000 and, as the Hudson Town Clerk, where she was instrumental in obtaining grants for infrastructure improvement. She moved to Auburn in 1994, after retiring, and was a volunteer at DeKalb Memorial Hospital for 18 years. Over the last two years, she crocheted and donated baby hats for the OB department at DeKalb Health, making over a thousand hats. She also was active as a volunteer at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and was Volunteer of the Year in 2002. She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce Ann and Michael Buchs, and Wendy and Joseph Albright; four grandchildren, Christopher Buchs, Bradley Albright, Bryan Albright, and Brandyn (Albright) Kemper; and eight great-grandchildren. She wished her remains to be cremated. A two-hour casual open house will be held at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 S. Center St., Auburn, from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, January 5, 2013, in celebration of her life. If anyone wishes, a memorial gift may be made to the donor’s favorite charity in her name. To view an online obituary or to send condolences, visit

Frances Muller ANGOLA — Frances Marie “Francie” Muller, 84, of Lake James, Angola, died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 at Lakeland Nursing Center, Angola. Memorial services will be at a later date this spring. Arrangements are by the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola.

Carol 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. Denney 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, Nevada: 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 3 stepgreat-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 47 p.m. at the H.E. Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in


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LeRoy Nelson KENDALLVILLE — LeRoy Nelson, 67, of Kendallville, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012 in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. Services will be Monday, Dec. 31, 2012, at noon in Trinity Church United Methodist, Kendallville. Burial will be in the Avilla Cemetery. Calling is one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are to the family. Arrangements are by the Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 S. State St., Kendallville.

Jim Lauver SHIPSHEWANA — Jim Lauver, 57, of Shipshewana, died around 10:05 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27. Calling will be from 2-7 p.m. Sunday at Marion Mennonite Church, 4 ½ miles west of Howe on S.R. 120. A private burial will be on Monday, followed by a celebration of life service at 10:30 a.m. at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. Memorials are to Marion Mennonite Church Building Project.

Charles Troyer KENDALLVILLE — Charles R. Troyer, 79, of Kendallville, died Thursday, December 27, 2012, in Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, with the Rev. Sherri Long of Wayne Center United Methodist Church, Kendallville, officiating. Calling is two hours prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Summit Equestrian Center, Fort Wayne.

Bush’s health ‘improving’ Former president remains in ICU HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush remained in intensive care at a Houston hospital on Friday but his condition continues to improve, a Bush spokesman said. “The President is alert and, as always, in good spirits — and his exchanges with doctors and nurses now include singing,” family spokesman Jim McGrath said in a brief statement. The 88-year-old Bush, the nation’s oldest living former president, was admitted at Methodist Hospital in Houston on Nov. 23 because of a bronchitis-related cough, after spending about a week there earlier in November for the same condition. The cough was mostly resolved by the time he was moved to intensive care on Sunday for treatment of a fever that doctors were having difficulty controlling. “The Bushes thank everyone for their prayers and good wishes and, like their doctors, are cautiously optimistic that the current course of treatment will be effective,” McGrath said. On Thursday, a longtime Bush aide tried to quell concern about Bush’s condition by saying the former president likely would advise well-wishers to “put the harps back in the closet.” Jean Becker, Bush’s Houston chief of staff, said the former president would likely be in the hospital for a while, noting his age and that “he had a terrible case of bronchitis which then triggered a series of complications.”

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House Speaker John Boehner, a Republican who has struggled recently with anti-tax rebels inside his own party, said through an aide he would await the results of the talks between the Senate and White House. Under a timetable sketched by congressional aides, any agreement would first go to the Senate for a vote. The House would then be asked to assent, possibly as late as Jan. 2, the final full day before a new Congress takes office. Officials said there was a general understanding that any agreement would block scheduled income tax increases for middle class earners while letting rates rise at upper income levels. Democrats said Obama was sticking to his campaign call for increases above $250,000 in annual income, even though in recent negotiations he said he could accept $400,000. The two sides also confronted a divide over estate taxes. Obama favors a higher tax than is currently in effect, but one senior Republican, Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, said he’s

“totally dead set” against it. Speaking of fellow GOP lawmakers, he said they harbor more opposition to an increase in the estate tax than to letting taxes on income and investments rise at upper levels. Also likely to be included in the negotiations are taxes on dividends and capital gains, both of which are scheduled to rise with the new year. Also the alternative minimum tax, which, if left unchanged, could hit an estimated 28 million households for the first time with an average increase of more than $3,000. In addition, Obama and Democrats want to prevent the expiration of unemployment benefits for about 2 million long-term jobless men and women, and there is widespread sentiment in both parties to shelter doctors from a 27 percent cut in Medicare fees. The White House has shown increased concern about a possible doubling of milk prices if a farm bill is not passed in the next few days, although it is not clear whether that issue, too, might be included in the talks.

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wonderful grandfather.” In addition to his wife of 65 years, Norma, he is survived by four children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. The family requests memorial contributions to the Angola High School Athletic Department in Mr. Hammel’s name. A celebration of life for Mr. Hammel will be held today, from 1-4 p.m. at the Angola Elks Lodge, 2005 N. Wayne St., Angola.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A decision is expected within six weeks on whether to seek the death penalty against the three people charged with causing the deadly gas explosion that B. Leonard devastated an Indianapolis neighborhood and killed a couple, a prosecutor said. A death penalty M. Leonard review team made up of Marion County prosecutor’s office staffers will review the case and make a recommendation, Prosecutor Terry Curry told The Indianapolis Star for a story Friday. Curry said he hoped to make that decision before a Feb. 12 court hearing. Last week, homeowner

Monserrate Shirley; her boyfriend, Mark Leonard; and his brother, Bob Leonard, were charged with murder, arson and conspiracy counts in the Nov. 10 blast that killed a couple living next to Shirley’s house. Curry said he would talk with relatives of the Shirley explosion victims — 34-year-old John Dion Longworth and his wife, 36year-old Jennifer Longworth — before making a decision. “It is important that we share this with the families,” he said. “They need to know this can be a 12- to 20-year ordeal before they get closure.” Prosecutors say Shirley and the Leonard brothers deliberately blew up Shirley’s home so they could collect the insurance payout. The fiery blast destroyed five homes and damaged dozens

of others in the Richmond Hill subdivision on the city’s far south side. Shirley, 47, was facing mounting financial woes, including $63,000 in credit card debt and bankruptcy proceedings, court documents say. And a friend of Mark Leonard’s told investigators that Leonard said he had lost about $10,000 at a casino some three weeks before the explosion. Shirley’s lawyer, Randall Cable, said he believed Shirley was “targeted” by investigators and that there shouldn’t be a rush to judgment. “It seems to me they announced charges prematurely,” Cable said. “As I understand it, some of the evidence they have is still in the lab. It takes a long time for that stuff to come back.” Richard Kammen, an Indianapolis defense attorney who has handled death penalty cases, said that seeking the death penalty would make the prosecution more expensive.







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COLDWATER, Mich. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; There is no truth to the rumors that Fremont Street connecting Coldwater High School to Chicago Road is a tribute to Fremontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dominance in the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual boys Holiday Hoops Tournament. The Eagles topped Morenci (Mich.) 60-48 Friday to win the programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s third straight tournament championship. Attempts to corral Tyler Jenkins would only open up other facets of his game and allow Eagle teammates to shine. Jenkins, who was met with constant pressure and frequent double-team matchups, finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds, five steals, three assists and two blocked shots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tyler is the ultimate team player,â&#x20AC;? Fremont coach Ted Bookwalter said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He loves to see his teammates score. For a high school player, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a pretty complete player.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles saw seven players score. Alex Beams had nine points with seven points each from Austin Corcimiglia and Jordon Schmucker. Jenkins also connected on 14of-15 free throws to lift the Eagles to the win. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a gamer. One of their strategies was to be physical and

Fremont 60, Morenci (Mich.) 48 MORENCI Wolf 9-12 1-4 22, Al.T homas 1-6 0-1 2, Au.Thomas 2-2 0-0 4, S andusky 2-5 1-2 5, Dalton Lemmon 0-5 0-2 0, Merillat 1-1 1-2 3, Pruitt 0-0 2-2 2, Stowell 0-0 0-0 0, Black 0-4 0-0 0, Beaverson 0-0 0-0 0, Richardson 1-2 2-2 5, Elarton 2-2 1-2 5, Totals 18-39 8-17 48. FREMONT Corcimiglia 1-7 4-4 7, Schmucker 3-7 1-4 7, Nate Beatty 2-2 0-2 5, Bryant 1-6 2, Beams 2-2 5-6 9, Jenkins 6-13 14-15 28, Shec kles 0-0 0-0 0, LaRose 0-0 0-0 0, Papenbrock 0-0 0-1 0, Midtgard 0-0 0-0 0, Peel 1-1 0-0 2, Wiseman 0-1 0-0 0, Meyer 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 16-39 24-32 60. Morenci 10 11 10 17 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 48 Frem ont 12 23 10 15 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 60 Three-point shooting â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Morenci 4-13 (W olf 3-5, Richardson 1-2, Al.Thomas 0-2, Sandusky 0-2, Black 0-2), Fremont 4-16 (Jenkins 2-5, Beatty 1-1, Corcimiglia 1-6, Bryant 0-3). Rebounds â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Morenci (Wolf 7), Fremont 29 (Jenkins 10). Assists â&#x20AC;&#x201D;Morenci 8 (Sandusky 3), Fremont 6 (Jenkins 3). Steals â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Morenci 6 (S andusky 2), Fremont 15 (Jenkins 5). Blocked shots â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jenkins 2. Total fouls â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Morenci 22, Fremont 17. Fouled out â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Au.Thomas.

foul him. He thrives on that,â&#x20AC;? Bookwalter said â&#x20AC;&#x153;He doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind going to the free-throw line. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intense about that.â&#x20AC;? Forced to shoot well behind the three-point line, Jenkins would deftly fade a half-step backward and drop a rainbow shot. Options to isolate him away from the basket, were met with a juke, a fake, an open pass and a look to the basket. Mostly every Morenci effort was short-lived until the senior scoffed with an â&#x20AC;&#x153;are you serious?â&#x20AC;? look and burned the defense one way or another.



Fremont senior Tyler Jenkins drives the ball to the bask et against Morenci (Mich.) sophomore Bobby Black during the first half of the championship game of the Coldwater (Mich.) Cardinals Holiday Hoops Tournament Friday night.

FHS girls claim 3rd in tourney Hoosiers handle Dolphins BY KEN FILLMORE

COLDWATER, Mich. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Fremontâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s girls basketball team placed third in the Coldwater Cardinals Holiday Hoops Tournament for the third straight year with a 40-33 victory over Niles (Mich.) in the consolation game. The Eagles (7-5) limited the young Vikings (0-7) to just one field goal over the first 10 minutes of the contest in building an 18-5 lead. But snapping a four-game losing streak did not come smoothly. Niles played six freshmen and two sophomores in its nine-player rotation. But it was athletic enough to ruffle the Eagles defensively. Niles struggled shooting, but would hit a three-pointer here and there to put a scare in Fremont. But the Eagles made plays down the stretch to hold the Vikings off. Miranda White converted threepoint plays on consecutive Fremont possessions midway through the fourth quarter to put her team up seven on both occasions. The last three-point play made it a 36-29 game with 3:50 left. The Eagles carved up Nilesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; full-court pressure in the final minute to get a clinching bucket. Kelsey Sichlingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s layup with 31 seconds left capped beautiful passing through the press and ended up being the final points of the contest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice win for us,â&#x20AC;? FHS coach Neal Frantz said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It seemed like forever since we last won a game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We had a good start and had better production from our bench. Brittany Davis, Taylor McDaniel and Allie German all gave us good minutes off the bench.â&#x20AC;? The Eagles had some good moments against Nilesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pressure and finished well making free throws. Fremont was 4-of-6 from 18,995





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German had five rebounds and two blocks to go with her tw o points. Sichling had four steals. Kailyn Sherburne had three steals and three assists. Freshman Elizabeth Moody had 14 points and three rebounds to lead the Vikings. Niles shot 22 percent from the floor (11-50), only made 6-of-20 free throws. Each team made 27 turnovers. FHS will return to action Friday at Northeast Corner Conference rival Churubusco to start a varsity basketball doubleheader. Then the Eagles will travel to league leader Angola on Jan. 9 to play in a SEE FHS GIRLS, PAGE B2










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BLOOMINGTON (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Indiana continued its roll right through the small-school portion of its schedule Friday night â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and its finally ready to start play in the rugged Big Ten. Jordan Hulls scored a seasonhigh 20 points, Cody Zeller added 16 and the fifth-ranked Hoosiers cruised past Jacksonville 93-59 in their final non-conference game. The Hoosiers (12-1) have won three straight, all by at least 34 points. Jacksonville (5-8) was led by Dylan Fritsch with 15 points and Jarvis Haywood with nine, but lost for the fourth time this season to a power-conference school. It certainly wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pretty. For the second time this season, the Hoosiers struggled after a prolonged break. Two weeks ago, they lost to then-unranked Butler in their second game in 14 days. On Friday, after taking a week off for Christmas, Indiana started sluggishly again. This time, the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s highest-scoring team and second-best shooting team missed its first four shots and turned the ball over four times on its first eight possessions before finally settling down, taking the lead and eventually pulling away. The Hoosiers couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even get Zeller to bail them out of that funk. The 7-foot center went to the bench with three points and three rebounds after drawing his second foul with 9:08 left in the half. He picked up two more fouls in the first eight minutes of the second half and padded his stats with a late scoring flurry â&#x20AC;&#x201D; after the game was already in hand.

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Local Sports Briefs • Prep Wrestling 3 Panthers place at Mishawaka MISHAWAKA — Kyle Mockensturm and Doug Levitz both finished seventh in their respective weight classes Friday while senior Matt Neeley was eighth at 152 pounds to lead Prairie Heights’ efforts in the Al Smith Classic at Mishawaka High School. The sophomore Mockensturm wrestled at 113. He lost to South Bend Adams’ Daniel Olson in the consolation quarterfinals 9-3, but recovered to beat Merrillville’s Justin Johnson 4-1 in the seventh-place match. The freshman Levitz lost in the consolation quarterfinals at 126 to Elkhart Memorial’s Jermel-Moody Neukom, 4-0. Levitz bounced back in the seventh-place match, defeating Mishawaka’s Dan Hesch 9-1. At 152, Neeley was pinned by Center Grove’s Mat Kelly in 3 minutes, 30 seconds, in the consolation quarterfinals, then was pinned in 49 seconds by Chesterton’s Sawyer Hallas in the seventh-place match. Neeley led Kelly before getting caught in Kelly’s headlock and stuck for the pin. Prairie Heights was the top area team at Mishawaka in 20th place, scoring 80 points. Garrett was 22nd with 72, and West Noble was 25th with 56 points. Penn nipped secondplace Merrillville 215-214 for the title. “The kids wrestled great. We doubled the points that we had last year,” PH coach Brett Smith said. “You can’t complain about the improvement and growth we’ve made from year to year.”

Eagles off to strong start KOKOMO — Fremont started strong on the first day of the two-day Greentown Eastern Invitational, winning all five of its duals on Friday. The Eagles (22-2) defeated Tipton 60-11, Northwestern 68-6, Sheridan 65-12, Alexandria 40-22 and host Eastern 65-12. Going 5-0 on the day for Fremont were Hunter Price (113 pounds), Tanner Frye (126) and David Schmucker (132). Hunter Leskowyak was 4-0 at 120. The Eagles had 4-1 days from Tylor Willms (138), Rick Short (160), Brady Elliott (182), Kyle Barry (195) and Adam Dossett (220). Brad Owen (152), Kyle Lowe (106), Austin Maggart (170) and heavyweight Dakota Mitchell all went 3-2.

Boys Prep Basketball Hornets lose to Lions LEO-CEDARVILLE — Angola lost to Leo 98-67 in a non-conference game Friday.

The run-and-gun Lions (4-4) led 28-10 after one quarter and had their biggest singlegame scoring output this season. They shot 51 percent from the field (35-69), made 15 threepoint shots and forced 25 Hornet turnovers. Sam Waters led four Leo scorers in double figures with 23 points. David Hardin added 18. Justin Davis paced Angola (3-4) with 18 points and nine rebounds. Aaron Lloyd added 14 points and Ryan Gaff had 10 points, six rebounds and three assists.

College Basketball Freshmen lead Trine men to win WESTERVILLE, Ohio — Freshmen Nick Tatu, Tarvis Malone and Jared Holmquist all scored in double figutes to lead Trine University’s men’s basketball team to a 63-55 victory over Penn StateBehrend in a semifinal game of Otterbein’s Smokey Ballenger Classic Friday afternoon. The Thunder (7-3) outscored Behrend 39-30 in the second half after trailing 25-24 at halftime. Trine will play in the championship game today at 8 p.m. against the Milwaukee School of Engineering. MSOE rallied from an 18-point first-half deficit to defeat the host Cardinals 79-77 in o vertime in the second semifinal game Friday night. On Friday afternoon, Tatu had 15 points off the bench to lead the Thunder. He made four three-point shots. Malone added 12 points and five assists, and Holmquist had 11 points, five rebounds and two steals. Scott Rogers had eight points, eight boards, three blocks and two steals for Trine. Ian Jackson had seven points and five assists despite shooting 2-for-11 from the floor.

Thunder women lose to Cougars FORT WAYNE — Trine University’s women’s team lost to NAIA program Spring Arbor (Mich.) 61-56 in Indiana Tech’s SportONE Shootout Friday night. The Thunder (7-5) led by as much as eight midway through the second half. Trine’s leading scorer Sydney Spragg fouled out with 1 minute, 20 seconds left, then the Cougars finished the game by making seven of eight free throws in the final 80 seconds. Freshman Kelcey Swisher scored in the paint to put Trine up 56-55 with 1:08 to go. Aimee Konkel had 17 points and three rebounds to lead Spring Arbor (6-8). Spragg had 14 points, five rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots for the Thunder. Megan Loveberry added 11 points, eight boards, three assists and three steals. Swisher had 10 points off the bench.

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we need a break,” Frantz said. Williamston (MI) J.V. 53, Fremont 29 The Eagles lost in the

quarterfinal game of the NECC Tournament. “We like playing in this (Coldwater) tournament. But


junior varsity championship game at Coldwater. Melissa Beer had 11 points and Cierra Helmke scored 10 for FHS.




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KENDALLVILLE — A strong finish capped off a good start to the Holiday Hoops Tournament for DeKalb’s boys basketball team Saturday at East Noble. The Barons maintained a steady lead but never pulled away from Prairie Heights, and their lead was 10 when a scramble for the ball caused coach Jon Everingham to use a rescue timeout with 2:14 left. Then came two baskets from Austin Macy — one on a drive, the other on an inbounds play — and a three-point play from Adison Daub, and DeKalb completed a 66-50 victory. “I told them it’s no longer about running an offense, it’s about winning the game,” Everingham said. “We scored on three straight possessions and had two really big defensive stops. When it came time to win the game, we won the game. “It played out how we wanted it to. We got a lot of guys in. We did a good job managing minutes. We have a lot of basketball to play (in two days).” The Panthers lost their second game of the day to Homestead 91-36. The Holiday Hoops Tournament is a multi-day event with the second day’s contests being held at Carroll High School today. Prairie Heights (3-6) will play the third-place team from Pool B at 10 a.m. in the freshman campus gym. The loser of that game plays at 6 p.m., while the winner plays at 8. “Tomorrow is when the playing field is evened out. I think we are going to come out there and compete as hard as we can,” PH coach Brett Eltzroth said. “We are looking at this tournament as a chance for us to get better. We are playing some great competition here. “Yes, we would love to get the wins, but we have a young team and are getting experience and getting stronger.” In Heights’ first game, Cole Hartman had game highs of 19 points and nine rebounds for DeKalb, while Macy added 16 points, 14 in the second half. Daub gave DeKalb a third double-figure scorer with 11. The Baron staff wanted to limit his time after he had battled illness the past few days, and he saw just 18 minutes of action. Jacob Heller topped Prairie Heights with 16 points and Kyler West scored nine. The Barons jumped out quickly to a 12-4 lead, a recurring problem for the Panthers, according to Eltzroth, a former Baron assistant coach. “We keep having a recipe for disaster with our starts. We come out with a lack of focus and aggressiveness, and we usually get bitten because of that,” Eltzroth said. “That happened today. “We missed a lot of layups. When you work that hard to get that close to the


Prairie Heights’ Kyler West (5) attempts to get a shot off under the guard of DeKalb’s Addison Daub (11) during the Holiday Hoops Tournament Friday morning at East Noble.

basket, you’ve got to finish.” DeKalb rested its starters in the second quarter, throwing its subs and some JV players into the fire. Helped by a three-point play from Will Chrisman, a court-length dash by Hunter Cone and Kalib McKown’s bucket from the lane, that group opened a 26-15 lead. The Panthers stormed back, however, and cut the lead on two steals just seconds apart by Spencer Hess, which led to five quick points for Heller and cut the margin to 28-25. “We really wanted to get some guys the opportunity, no matter what the score was, no matter the siituation, to get in there and play,” Everingham said. “That second quarter, a lot of our JV guys got in there. They got a taste of what varsity basketball’s all about. “(Prairie Heights) made a run and cut it to three. It w as good for our younger guys to be in that situation. I didn’t want to call timeout. I wanted them to fight through it.” Everingham was happy with his team’s defense, limiting Heller to four field goals. The Baron offense also created some quality opportunities, hitting 66 percent (23-of-35) from twopoint range. “They’re a very solid team,” Eltzroth said. “They don’t get rattled. They know what their limitations are and they just go out and play basketball. It’s a very unselfish group. It’s very hard to play against them.” Eltzroth wants his club to develop some of the same qualities. “We need to be able to count on each other a little bit better,” he said. “We are getting better, it’s all a process. I am seeing positive things. This tournament will help us do that. “Our effort is fine. We need to find a little more intensity with our attention to detail. We need to have

smarter hustle.” Homestead 91, Prairie Heights 36 The Spartans sank 65 percent of their shots from the field (36-56) and outrebounded the Panthers by a 33-15 mark. John Geller led a foursome of Homestead double-digit scorers with 16 points and nine boards. “We are not going to play another team that tall, that athletic or a team that can shoot that well on our schedule. Homestead shot the lights out,” Eltzroth said. “We tried to take the perimeter away and they went inside. Then we went inside and took that away, so they put up 3s. It was a very frustrating game, but I like the heart our kids had.” Homestead jumped out to an 8-0 lead in the opening 1:20 before Heller put Heights on the board when he hit the second of a pair of free throws. Heller, who finished the game with a team-high 12 points, scored six points in the first quarter (all in the first four minutes) and all but one in the opening half. Hess added 10 points and recorded a steal. Bobby Blum and Landon Wohlers scored three points apiece. Late in the second quarter, Heller and Hess put together a small run for Heights. Both Panther cagers connected on a pair of free throws each, while Hess also completed a 3point play. Eltzroth said he is proud of how the team bounced back from a difficult loss to DeKalb in the tournament’s opening game. Earlier in the day, it took a late drive by the Barons to put away the Panthers after PH opened the game slow. “We had a disappointing game earlier and they came back with a lot more purpose in the second game. I am very impressed with our fortitude in bouncing back,” Eltzroth said.

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“Whether he does it with his teammates, at the freethrow line, three-point line, or pull up in the paint,” Bookwalter said. “He’s not afraid to take any shot anytime during the game. I’m glad he’s on my team.” In the second quarter spurt where the Eagles opened the throttle with a 17-0 run over 2 minutes, 13 seconds, they negated a 14-12 lead early in the quarter en route to a 3521 halftime lead. The Eagles built a 21point lead in the third quarter when Jenkins scored to make it 42-21. “We were looking to get up enough, then spread them out in the third quarter,” Bookwalter said. “We wanted to spread them out, get to the free-throw line and we did.” Morenci’s Elijah Wolf scored eight points to highlight a 9-1 run over


Fremont senior Austin Corcimiglia handles the ball as he is being defended by Morenci (Mich.) freshman Alexander Thomas (1) in the championship game of the Coldwater (Mich.) Holiday Hoops Tournament Friday.

three minutes to cut the Fremont lead to 42-36 with less than 2:20 to play. The

Eagles then hit 8-of-9 freethrows in the final minutes to secure the win.



Area Boys Basketball NORTHEAST HOOSIER CONF. TEAMS NHC ALL Columbia City Eagles 1-0 8-0 DeKalb Barons 1-0 6-3 Homestead Spartans 1-0 8-2 New Haven Bulldogs 1-0 3-1 Bellmont Braves 0-1 2-5 Carroll Chargers 0-1 2-6 East Noble Knights 0-1 1-8 Norwell Knights 0-1 6-1 Friday’s Gam es Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At East Noble DeKalb 66, Prairie Heights 50 Heritage 58, East Noble 48 Homestead 91, Prairie Heights 3 6 Homestead 51, DeKalb 50 Huntington North 51, East Noble 31 Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At Colum bia City Carroll 82, Churubusco 25 Columbia City 7 6, Blackhawk Christian 29 Marion 53, Carroll 44 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 West Noble Chargers 4-0 8-0 Westview Warriors 4-0 7-1 Fairfield Falcons 3-0 4-5 Fremont Eagles 2-0 7-1 Eastside Blazers 2-1 2-6 Angola Hornets 1-1 3-4 Hamilton Marines 1-2 5-4 Prairie Heights Panthers 1-3 3-6 Churubusco Eagles 0-3 0-8 Central Noble Cougars 0-4 2-7 Lakeland Lakers 0-4 1-7 Friday’s Gam es Leo 98, Angola 67 West Noble 43, Eastside 3 9 Bremen 58, Fairfield 54 OT Coldwater Tournam ent Fremont 60, Morenci, Mich. 48 Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At Colum bia City Carroll 82, Churubusco 25 Marion 86, Churubusco 61 Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At East Noble DeKalb 66, Prairie Heights 50 Homestead 91, Prairie Heights 3 6 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 5-4 Leo Lions 2-0 4-4 Heritage Patriots 1-1 3-5 Woodlan Warriors 1-1 5-3 Garrett Railroaders 0-2 2-5 South Adams Starfires 0-2 2-7 Southern Wells Raiders 0-2 3-5 Friday’s Gam es Bluffton 54, Winchester 49 Leo 98, Angola 67 Union Modoc 62, South Adams 4 9 Southern Wells 77, Daleville 55 Wayne Trace, Ohio 64, Woodlan 48 Holiday Hoops Tournam ent At East Noble Heritage 58, East Noble 48 Huntington North 71, Heritage 48 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 Bluffton 54, Winchester 49 Borden 67, Paoli 66 Bremen 58, Fairfield 54, OT Carmel 73, Avon 63 Chesterton 56, LaPorte 42 Danville 71, Greencastle 49 Day. Thurgood Marshall, Ohio 7 0, Ev. Bosse 57 Ev. Harrison 6 6, Huber Hts. W ayne, Ohio 57 Ev. North 67, Bowman Academy 59 Ev. Reitz 55, New Albany 5 4 Greensburg 77, Indian Creek 62 Haviland Wayne Trace, Ohio 6 4, Woodlan 48 Indpls Brebeuf 58, Lebanon 53 Indpls Broad Ripple 6 4, Heritage Christian 56 Indpls Perry Meridian 5 6, Center Grove 52 Lafayette Harrison 67, Western Boone 48 Leo 98, Angola 67 Madison 61, Salem 21 Martinsville 60, Bedford N. Lawrence 40 Mt. Vernon (Posey) 53, W ashington 48 N. White 64, Frontier 55 Princeton 56, Madison Shawe 29 Southern Wells 77, Daleville 55 Speedway 87, Indpls Ritter 71 Union (Modoc) 62, S. Adams 4 9 W. Noble 43, Eastside 3 9 Wapahani 74, Monroe Central 43 Warsaw 54, Kankakee Valley 32 Bob Wettig Tournam ent Consolation Connersville 72, Lou. Moore, Ky. 55 E. Central 56, Indpls Metro 37 Indpls Metro 5 9, Rock Creek Academy 50 Portage 53, E. Central 3 6 Portage 67, Rock Creek Academy 43 Tindley 50, Floyd Central 37 Quarterfinal Columbus North 53, Tipton 45 Guerin Catholic 62, Jennings Co. 4 4 Jeffersonville 76, Mount Lebanon, Pa. 67 Calum et Tournam ent Consolation Highland 69, Gary Lighthouse 49 Holiday Hoops Tournam ent Pool Play Pool A Columbia City 7 6, Ft. W ayne Blackhawk 29 Pool B Carroll (Allen) 82, Churubusco 25 Marion 53, Carroll (Allen) 4 4 Marion 86, Churubusco 61 Pool C Heritage 58, E. Noble 48 Huntington North 71, Heritage 48 Pool D DeKalb 66, Prairie Hts. 50 Homestead 51, DeKalb 50 Homestead 91, Prairie Hts. 3 6 Clinton Central Tournam ent First Round Carroll (Flora) 61, Clinton Prairie 37 Coldwater Tournam ent Cham pionship Fremont 60, Morenci, Mich. 48 Hall of Fam e Tournam ent First Round Indpls Cathedral 53, Jay Co. 47 Indpls Tech 72, Ft. W ayne Northrop 59 Consolation Ft. Wayne Northrop 60, Jay Co. 51 Hamilton Heights Tournament First Round Indpls Roncalli 6 9, Hanover Central 60 NIC/ NLC Shootout Northridge 61, Penn 43

North Central Tournam ent First Round E. Chicago 66, Castle 61 Indpls N. Central 78, Fishers 71 North Daviess Classic First Round Barr-Reeve 69, S. Knox 25 Boonville 68, Heritage Hills 65 Brownstown 58, Forest Park 40 N. Daviess 70, Clay City 62 Orleans 61, N. Posey 55 North Miam i Tournam ent First Round Peru 61, Whitko 58, OT Silver Creek Tournam ent First Round Clarksville 45, Silver Creek 42 Providence 46, Charlestown 38 Springs Valley Tournam ent Pool Play Pool A Loogootee 68, Springs Valley 46 Loogootee 72, Lanesville 59 Pool B Trinity Lutheran 44, W. Washington 42 Union Tournament First Round Indpls Fall Creek 60, Triton Central 47 Northeastern 74, Southwestern (Jefferson) 67 S. Ripley 75, Indiana Math and Science Academy 57 Union Co. 62, New Washington 44 Consolation New Washington 61, Indiana Math and Science Academy 54 Southwestern (Jefferson) 82, T riton Central 79, 2OT Vincennes Lincoln Tournam ent Ev. Day 60, University 37 Ev. Day 73, Vincennes Rivet 60 Indpls Howe 55, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Ky. 51 University 81, Vincennes Rivet 61 Vincennes 54, Madisonville-North Hopkins, Ky. 49 Vincennes 65, Indpls Howe 43 Wabash County Tournam ent First Round Northfield 34, Wabash 32 Southwood 48, Manchester 41 Wabash Valley Classic Consolation Casey-Westfield, Ill. 68, W. Vigo 49 Linton 78, S. Vermillion 46 Monrovia 65, Owen Valley 43 Terre Haute South 67, Turkey Run 15 Quarterfinal Northview 55, Shakamak 48 Robinson, Ill. 63, Terre Haute North 58 Rockville 59, Marshall, Ill. 41

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 11-2 Bellmont Squaws 1-2 4-9 Carroll Chargers 1-2 5-7 Columbia City Eagles 0-3 3-12 New Haven Bulldogs 0-3 2-10 Friday’s Gam es Garrett 50, New Haven 23 Ben Davis Tournam ent Plainfield 48, Carroll 43 Bloomington South 59, Carroll 46 Northridge Tournam ent Northridge 56, Columbia City 41 Homestead 58, Hobart 37 Homestead 46, Portage 45 Columbia City 58, Concord 38 Saturday’s Gam es Norwell Shootout Norwell vs. Plymouth Norwell vs. Wawasee Wednesday’s Games 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 7-5 Lakeland Lakers 2-5 2-10 Churubusco Eagles 1-4 2-10 Hamilton Marines 1-4 1-6 Eastside Blazers 0-5 0-9 Central Noble Cougars 0-7 0-13 Friday’s Gam es Heritage 51, Churubusco 13 Coldwater Tournam ent Fremont 40, Niles, Mich. 33 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 8-4 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 8-5 South Adams Starfires 1-3 4-7 Bluffton Tigers 0-4 4-8 Friday’s Gam es Garrett 50, New Haven 23 Heritage 51, Churubusco 13 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

Men’s Basketball Summaries At Bloomington No. 5 I NDIANA 93, JACKSONVILLE 59 JACKSONVILLE (5-8) Fritsch 5-10 0-1 15, Fleming 4-7 0-3 8, G. Powell 3-7 0-0 6, R. P owell 2-6 0-0 4, Haywood 3-10 2-2 9, Bogus 2-7 1-2 7, Graham 2-3 2-5 8, Bell 0-2 0-0 0, Spurling 0-0 0-0 0, Alderman 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 22-56 5-13 59. INDIANA (12-1) Watford 3-7 5-6 11, Zeller 5-8 6-8 16, Hulls 6-9 2-2 20, Oladipo 5-6 2-2 14, Ferrell 2-5 1-2 6, Sheehey 6-13 0-1 14, Mosquera-Perea 1-1 4-4 6, Smith 0-1 0-0 0, Wayer 0-1 0-0 0, Abell 1-5 2-2 4, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Elston 0-1 2-4 2, Jurkin 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-57 24-31 93. Halftime—Indiana 48-33. 3-Point Goals—Jacksonville 10-17 (Fritsch 5-7, Graham 2-2, Bogus 2-4, Haywood 1-3, Bell 0-1), Indiana 11-25 (Hulls 6-9, Oladipo 2-3, Sheehey 2-3, F errell 1-4, Zeller 0-1, Elston 0-1, Abell 0-2, Watford 0-2). F ouled Out—Alderman, Fleming. Rebounds—Jacksonville 28 (G. Powell 12), Indiana 41 (Oladipo 7). Assists—Jacksonville 11 (R. P owell 7), Indiana 21 (F errell 10). T otal Fouls— Jacksonville 25, Indiana 20. A—17,472.

Men’s College Basketball EAST Albany (NY) 71, Navy 61 Brown 69, Providence 68 Bucknell 66, Loyola (Md.) 46 Buffalo 84, Notre Dame (Ohio) 64 Colgate 74, Binghamton 47 Cornell 79, St. Francis (Pa.) 67 Detroit at Temple, ppd. Rutgers 68, Rider 56 Saint Joseph's 96, Iona 91

Seton Hall 60, Stony Brook 59 Villanova 70, NJIT 60 SOUTH LSU 75, Houston Baptist 58 Memphis 72, Oral Roberts 57 Southern Miss. 94, Morehead St. 58 Thomas More 83, Cincinnati Christian 81 MIDWEST Chicago 66, Albion 49 Cleveland St. 79, Rio Grande 59 E. Michigan 87, Siena Heights 49 Indiana 93, Jacksonville 59 North Dakota 56, Bowling Green 53 Olivet 72, Marygrove 69 Saint Louis 68, SIU-Edwardsville 41 SOUTHWEST Texas Tech 85, NC A&T 74 FAR WEST Gonzaga 94, Baylor 87 TOURNAMENT Dr Pepper Classic First Round Chattanooga 68, High Point 61 Utah Valley 84, Austin Peay 77 UCF Holiday Classic First Round UCF 62, Howard 45

Top 25 Basketball Schedule Saturday's Games No. 1 Duke vs. Santa Clara, Noon No. 2 Michigan vs. Central Mic higan, 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 — Brooklyn 15 14 .517 6 Boston 14 14 .500 6½ Philadelphia 14 15 .483 7 Toronto 10 20 .333 11½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 20 7 .741 — Atlanta 18 9 .667 2 Orlando 12 17 .414 9 Charlotte 7 22 .241 14 Washington 4 23 .148 16 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 17 12 .586 — Milwaukee 15 12 .556 1 Chicago 15 12 .556 1 Detroit 10 22 .313 8½ Cleveland 7 24 .226 11 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 23 8 .742 — Memphis 18 8 .692 2½ Houston 16 13 .552 6 Dallas 12 18 .400 10½ New Orleans 6 23 .207 16 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 22 6 .786 — Denver 17 14 .548 6½ Portland 14 13 .519 7½ Minnesota 13 13 .500 8 Utah 15 15 .500 8 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 23 6 .793 — Golden State 19 10 .655 4 L.A. Lakers 14 15 .483 9 Phoenix 11 19 .367 12½ Sacramento 9 19 .321 13½ Thursday's Games Oklahoma City 111, Dallas 105, OT L.A. Clippers 106, Boston 77 Friday's Games Indiana 97, Phoenix 91 Washington 105, Orlando 97 Atlanta 102, Cleveland 94 Brooklyn 97, Charlotte 81 Detroit 109, Miami 99 Toronto 104, New Orleans 97, OT Denver 106, Dallas 85 San Antonio 122, Houston 116 L.A. Clippers at Utah, late New York at Sacramento, late Philadelphia at Golden State, late Portland at L.A. Lakers, late 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. Sunday's Games San Antonio at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Utah at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

NBA Summaries At Indianapolis PHOENIX (91) Dudley 4-13 2-2 11, Scola 6-15 0-0 12, Gortat 6-9 3-4 15, T elfair 8-20 2-2 19, Brown 6-10 0-0 12, T ucker 0-0 0-0 0, O'Neal 2-5 2-2 6, Morris 3-3 0-2 6, Beasley 3-7 4-4 10, Marshall 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-82 13-16 91. INDIANA (97) George 4-12 5-6 15, W est 5-15 4-4 14, Hibbert 3-9 2-4 8, Hill 9-13 1-1 22, Stephenson 4-9 1-4 10, Augustin 0-2 2-2 2, Green 3-6 0-0 8, T .Hansbrough 5-6 2-2 12, Mahinmi 1-5 4-6 6. T otals 34-77 21-29 97. Phoenix 20 24 27 20—91 Indiana 27 31 17 22—97 3-Point Goals—Phoenix 2-14 (Dudley 15, Telfair 1-6, Beasley 0-1, Brown 0-2), Indiana 8-16 (Hill 3-4, Green 2-4, George 2-5, Stephenson 1-2, Augustin 0-1). Fouled Out—Scola. Rebounds— Phoenix 44 (Gortat 10), Indiana 5 4 (Hibbert 14). Assists—Phoenix 20 (Telfair 6), Indiana 19 (Stephenson 5). Total Fouls—Phoenix 26, Indiana 22. Technicals—Telfair. A—15,288 (18,165). At Brooklyn, N.Y. CHARLOTTE (81) Kidd-Gilchrist 1-6 0-0 3, W arrick 4-10 5-6 13, Biyombo 0-0 6-12 6, Walker 210 1-2 5, Henderson 2- 7 2-2 6, Sessions 6-15 0-2 12, Diop 0-0 0-0 0, Gordon 3-10 4-4 10, Haywood 4-7 0-0 8, J.Taylor 2-4 4-4 9, Adrien 2-2 0-0 4, R.Williams 2-2 0-0 5. T otals 28-73 2232 81. BROOKLYN (97) Bogans 3-3 0-0 9, W allace 0-3 0-2 0, Lopez 9-12 8-8 26, D.W illiams 7-14 22 19, Johnson 6-14 2-2 16, Stackhouse 0-4 0-0 0, Watson 1-4 0-0 3, Evans 23 1-2 5, Blatche 1-2 4-4 6, Brooks 3-8 3-6 9, Teletovic 1-3 0-0 2, Childress 01 0-0 0, T.Taylor 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 34-76 20-26 97. Charlotte 15 23 20 23—81 Brooklyn 33 23 24 17—97 3-Point Goals—Charlotte 3-10 (R.Williams 1-1, Kidd-Gilc hrist 1-1, J.Taylor 1-2, Walker 0-2, Sessions 0-2, Gordon 0-2), Brooklyn 9-27 (Bogans 33, D.Williams 3-5, Johnson 2-8, Watson 1-3, Wallace 0-1, T .Taylor 0-1, Stackhouse 0-2, Teletovic 0-2, Brooks 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Charlotte 49 (Haywood 8), Brooklyn 54 (Evans 13). Assists—Charlotte 11 (Henderson 4), Brooklyn 19 (W allace 6). Total Fouls—Charlotte 23, Brooklyn 24. Technicals—Brooklyn defensive three second. A—17,732 (17,732). At Auburn Hills, Mich. MIAMI (99) James 15-22 3-4 35, Haslem 3-5 1-2 7, Bosh 11-17 6-6 28, Chalmers 1-6 1-2 4, Miller 2-6 0-0 5, Anthony 0-0 0-0 0, Battier 2-5 0-1 6, Allen 3-13 1-1 9, Cole 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 39-77 12-16 99. DETROIT (109) Prince 4-9 2-2 11, Maxiell 4- 7 1-2 9, Monroe 3-6 0-1 6, K night 1-3 4-6 7 , Singler 5-11 1-1 12, Daye 4-5 1-2 11, Drummond 5-7 0-0 10, Bynum 10-16 23 25, Villanueva 7-10 0-0 18. Totals 4374 11-17 109. Miami 32 20 19 28— 99 Detroit 17 41 23 28—109 3-Point Goals—Miami 9-29 (James 2-4, Battier 2-5, Allen 2-7, Cole 1-1, Miller 15, Chalmers 1-6, Bosh 0-1), Detroit 1219 (Villanueva 4-5, Bynum 3-4, Daye 2-

2, Prince 1-2, K night 1-3, Singler 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Miami 36 (Bosh 9), Detroit 43 (Drummond 10). Assists—Miami 18 (James, Cole 5), Detroit 24 (Bynum 10). T otal Fouls— Miami 16, Detroit 20. Technicals—Bosh, Detroit defensive three second. A— 22,076 (22,076). At Cleveland ATLANTA (102) Korver 4-7 0-0 11, Smith 2-12 3-4 7 , Horford 6-11 2-2 14, Teague 11-19 2-2 27, Williams 6-12 0-0 16, Pac hulia 2-4 5-6 9, Morrow 0-1 0-0 0, Tolliver 5-7 12 13, Scott 0-2 0-0 0, Jenkins 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 38-78 13-16 102. CLEVELAND (94) Gee 2-9 6-6 10, T hompson 4-8 0-0 8, Zeller 5-11 2-2 12, Irving 12-20 0-0 28, Waiters 7-21 2-2 18, Gibson 0-1 2-2 2, Walton 1-4 0-0 2, Pargo 1-4 0-0 2, Miles 3-7 2-2 10, Jones 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 36-86 14-14 94. Atlanta 25 30 20 27—102 Cleveland 26 28 26 14— 94 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 13-24 (Williams 4-6, Korver 3-6, Teague 3-6, Tolliver 2-3, Jenkins 1-2, Smith 0-1), Cleveland 8-21 (Irving 4-7, Waiters 2-3, Miles 2-4, Walton 0-2, Pargo 0-2, Gee 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Atlant a 50 (Horford 11), Cleveland 43 (Thompson 8). Assists—Atlant a 27 (Teague 8), Cleveland 19 (Irving 5). Total Fouls—Atlanta 15, Cleveland 16. A—19,443 (20,562). At Washington, D.C. ORLANDO (97) Harkless 3-3 0-0 6, A yon 4-8 0-0 8, Vucevic 4-8 0-2 8, Nelson 6-15 0-0 16, Afflalo 9-21 7-7 26, Redick 9-18 0-0 23, O'Quinn 1-3 0-0 2, Jones 0-0 2-2 2, Moore 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 1-2 0-0 2, Nicholson 1-4 0-0 2, McRoberts 1-4 00 2. Totals 39-86 9-11 97. WASHINGTON (105) Webster 3-7 0-0 8, Nene 7-11 9-10 23, Okafor 1-7 0-0 2, Mack 2-7 0-0 4, Beal 4-12 3-3 11, Seraphin 8-18 1-2 1 7, Temple 6-8 0-0 13, Crawford 11-16 22 27, Martin 0-2 0-0 0, Vesely 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 42-88 15-17 105. Orlando 31 20 21 25— 97 Washington 25 29 26 25—105 3-Point Goals—Orlando 10-28 (Redic k 5-12, Nelson 4- 7, Afflalo 1-6, McRoberts 0-3), W ashington 6-20 (Crawford 3-5, Webster 2-3, Temple 13, Martin 0-2, Beal 0-3, Mac k 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Orlando 44 (Vucevic 11), W ashington 53 (Okafor, Nene 11). Assists—Orlando 25 (Nelson 8), Washington 25 (Crawford, Temple 6). T otal Fouls—Orlando 13, Washington 14. T echnicals— McRoberts, Orlando defensive three second. A—15,789 (20,308).

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

W 8 7 8 7 5 3

L 4 4 5 6 6 7

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W L Pct GB Maine 8 4 .667 — Erie 7 4 .636 ½ Canton 7 8 .467 2½ Springfield 4 6 .400 3 Fort Wayne 4 10 .286 5 Thursday's Games Santa Cruz 113, Springfield 101 Friday's Games Erie 105, Austin 91 Canton 104, Tulsa 96 Fort Wayne 107, Texas 97 Maine at Sioux Falls, late Los Angeles at Iowa, late Reno at Idaho, late Springfield at Santa Cruz, late Saturday's Games Fort Wayne at Erie, 7 p.m. Tulsa at Canton, 7:30 p.m. Maine at Sioux Falls, 8 p.m. Los Angeles at Iowa, 8 p.m. Reno at Idaho, 9 p.m. Rio Grande V alley at B akersfield, 10 p.m. Sunday's Games Texas at Austin, 4 p.m. Rio Grande Valley at Bakersfield, 7 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 North 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

College Bowl Schedule Friday, Dec. 28 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La. Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14 Russell Athletic Bowl, At Orlando, Fla. Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 OT Meineke Car Care Bowl, At Houston Minnesota (6-6) vs. T exas Tech (7-5), late Saturday, Dec. 29 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Rice (6-6) vs. Air F orce (6-6), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl, At San Francisco Arizona State (7-5) vs. Navy (7-4), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN2) Pinstripe Bowl, At New York Syracuse (7-5) vs. West Virginia (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl, At San Antonio Texas (8-4) vs. Oregon State (9-3), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Michigan State (6-6) vs. T CU (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 31 Music City Bowl, At Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. N.C. St ate (7-5), Noon (ESPN) Sun Bowl, At El Paso, Texas Georgia Tech (6-7) vs. Southern Cal (75), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl, At Memphis, Tenn. Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3), 3:3 0 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl, At Atlanta LSU (10-2) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7:3 0 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl, At Dallas Purdue (6-6) vs. Oklahoma St ate (7-5), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl, At Jacksonville, Fla. Mississippi State (8-4) vs. Northwestern (9-3), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl, At Orlando, Fla. Georgia (11-2) vs. Nebrask a (10-3), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl, At Tampa, Fla. South Carolina (10-2) vs. Mic higan (84), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl, At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. W isconsin (8-5), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Orange Bowl, At Miami Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Florida St ate (11-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl, At New Orleans Florida (11-1) vs. Louisville (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 3 Fiesta Bowl, At Glendale, Ariz. Kansas State (11-1) vs. Oregon (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 4 Cotton Bowl, At Arlington, Texas Texas A&M (10-2) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 5 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Pittsburgh (6-6) vs. Mississippi (6-6), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 6 Bowl, At Mobile, Ala. Kent State (11-2) vs. Arkansas State (93), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 7 BCS National Championship At Miami Notre Dame (12-0) vs. Alabama (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Kendallville USBC Bowling Association Weekly High Scores Week of Dec. 16-Dec. 22 High game High Series MOOSE 1301 Individual Jennifer Speaker 206 515 Doug Speaker 300 749 Team Three Lites & A Bud 978 Golden Domers 2855 SUNDAY NITERS Individual Lisa Terry 200 Kaitlin Smith 479 Sam Anglin 300 766 Team Gutter Ratz 964 2770 MONDAY SALLIES Individual Angela Hensley 253 603 TEAM Lucky Chrames 1232 Shadow Bowl 3525 MONDAY NITE FOOTBALL Individual Brandy Shuherk 146 370 Jared Maracellus 269 Sam Anglin 712 TEAM Average Joes 726 2039 KENDALL KELGERS Individual Angela Hensley 222 605 Team Quack Pack 1131 L & B Motorsports 3251 Bud Campbell Memorial Individual Mindy Kaufman 215 552 Josh Kirkpatric 288 790 Team Marathon 1193 Dynamite 3456 Industrial Individual Cory Cooper 280 Brian Mapes 729 Team K-ville Do It Center 1206 3533 B & M CAMPBELL MEMORIAL YOUTH LEAGUE Bantam Division Lydia DeGroff 88 133 Chrisopher Willavize 60 91 B & M Memorial Youth League Jr. / Sr. division Individual Cheyene Woods 177 Kaite Cramer 484 Cory Rhodes 204 598 Team Team # 1 1040 Team # 2 2987

Transactions BASKETBALL National Basketball Association NBA — Announced the retirement of executive counsel for business and finance Harvey Benjamin.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Saints’ Payton gets extension NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has agreed in principle to a multiyear contract extension, according to two people familiar with the deal. The people told The Associated Press about the deal Friday on condition of anonymity because it hasn’t been signed and final details regarding the length of the contract and financial compensation are still being worked out. Payton was due to begin Payton his seventh season as the Saints’ head coach in 2012 before being suspended for the whole season by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with the NFL’s bounty investigation. Payton signed an extension in 2011, but Goodell objected to certain language in that deal, leaving Payton’s future uncertain until the deal was reached Friday. The agreement was first reported by Fox Sports. Payton is the only coach in Saints history to win a Super Bowl, a title earned at the end of the 2009 season. But his legacy was tarnished by the NFL’s bounty probe, as Goodell ruled that Payton failed to exert proper institutional control over a cash-for-hits bounty program run by former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams from 2009-2011.

NHL makes offer to players NEW YORK (AP) — The NHL made a new offer to the players’ association, hoping to spark talks toward ending the long lockout and saving the hockey season. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday the league presented its proposal Thursday and was waiting for a response. The sides haven’t met in person since a second round of talks with a federal mediator broke down Dec. 13. The lockout has reached its 104th day, and the NHL said it doesn’t want a season of less than 48 games. That means a deal would need to be reached mid-January. “We delivered to the union a new, comprehensive proposal for a successor CBA,” Daly said in a statement Friday. “We are not prepared to discuss the details of our proposal at this time. We are hopeful that once the union’s staff and negotiating committee have had an opportunity to thoroughly review and consider our new proposal, they will share it with the players. We want to be back on the ice as soon as possible.” A person familiar with key points of the offer told The Associated Press that the league proposed raising the limit of individual free-agent contracts to six years from five — seven years if a team re-signs its own player; raising the salary variance from one year to another to 10 percent, up from 5 percent; and one compliance buyout for the 2013-14 season that wouldn’t count toward a team’s salary cap but would be included in the overall players’ share of income. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the new offer were not being discussed publicly. The NHL maintained the deferred payment amount of $300 million it offered in its previous proposal, an increase from an earlier offer of $211 million. The initial $300 million offer was pulled off the table after negotiations broke off earlier this month.

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Charity begins with creation of wealth harity — helping people who have trouble helping themselves — is a good thing two times over. It’s good for the beneficiary and good for the donor, too. Stephen Post’s fine book, “The Hidden Gifts of Helping,” reveals that 76 percent of Americans say that helping others is what makes them most happy. Giving money makes us feel good, and helping face-to-face is even better. People say it makes them feel physically healthier. They sleep better. Private charity is unquestioningly better than government efforts to help people. Government squanders Charities sometime JOHN money. squander money, too, but they STOSSEL usually don’t. Proof of the superiority of private over government efforts is everywhere. Catholic charities do a better job educating children than government We can’t give unless we — for much less money. (or someone) first New York City’s governcreates. Yet wealth ment left Central Park a creators are encouraged dangerous mess. Then a to feel guilt. private charity rescued it. But while charity is important, let’s not overlook something more important: Before we can help anyone, we first need something to give. Production precedes donation. Advocates of big government forget this. We can’t give unless we (or someone) first creates. Yet wealth creators are encouraged to feel guilt. “Bill Gates, or any billionaire, for that matter,” Yaron Brook, author of “Free Market Revolution” and president of the Ayn Rand Institute, said on my TV show, “how did they become a billionaire? By creating a product or great service that benefits everybody. And we know it benefits us because we pay for it. We pay less than what it’s worth to us. That’s why we trade — we get more value than what we give up. So, our lives are better off. Bill Gates improved hundreds of millions of lives around the world. That’s how he became a billionaire.” Gates walks in the footprints of earlier creators, like John D. Rockefeller, who got rich by lowering the price of oil products, and Cornelius Vanderbilt, who did the same for transportation. The clueless media called them robber barons, but they were neither robbers nor barons. They and other creators didn’t just give us products to improve our lives, they also employed people. That’s charity that keeps on giving, because employees keep working and keep supporting their families. “That’s not charity,” Brook said. “(It’s) another trade. You pay your employees and get something in return. But the employee is better off, and you are better off. “And when you start thinking about the multiplier effect, $50 billion for Bill Gates? That’s nothing compared to the value he added to the world. That is much greater than the value he’ll ever add in any kind of charitable activity.” Gates now donates billions and applies his critical thinking skills to charity. He tested ideas in education, like small high schools, and dumped them when they didn’t work. Good. But if he reinvested his charity money in Microsoft, might he have helped more people? Maybe. Brook points out that Gates gets credit for his charity, but little credit for having created wealth. “Quite the contrary,” Brook said. “We sent the Justice Department to go after him. He’s considered greedy, in spite of all the hundreds of millions of people he’s helped, because he benefited at the same time. (When) he shifted to charity, suddenly he’s a good guy. My complaint is not that he’s doing the charity. It’s that we as a society value not the creation, not the building, not the accumulation of wealth. … What we value is the charity. Yes, it’s going to have good impact, but is that what’s important? … Charity is fine, but not the source of virtue. The source of virtue is the creation and the b uilding.” What especially offends Brook, and me, too, is stigmatizing wealth creators. The rich are made to feel guilty about making mone y. I sometimes attend “lifetime achievement award” ceremonies meant to honor a businessman. Inevitably, his charity work is celebrated much more enthusiastically than his business creation. Sometimes the businessman says he wants to “give back.” Says Brook, “It’s wrong for businessmen to feel like they need to ‘give back’ as if they took something away from anybody.” He’s right. They didn’t. If we value benevolence, we must value creation.

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Letters To The Editor • Let students watch their teams for less To the editor: I live in Kendallville and enjoy seeing the Knights win, but it’s been a tough year in a very tough conference. High school sports seem to cycle, and better years are ahead. However, I grew up in Ligonier in Red Raider days, so a part of me is al ways there. A team called the Chargers are off to a great start. Not only do they have lots of talent, but they are the most unselfish

team I’ve ever watched. More than likely, they will run into a hot team on a night they aren’t at their best and will get a wake-up call. That is not always a negative (re: IU at Butler). What a deal! A couple of dollars in fuel and five bucks to get in to watch a team the west side of the county has been waiting on for years! Speaking of five dollars, what brain trust decided to charge students of all schools $5 to watch their team? No wonder, at one away game, I

counted about 20 WN student body and no cheerleaders. Now, I know I may be lost in the Fifties in some w ays, but I read enough to know our economy isn’t as hot as the Chargers. There’s an outside chance it might be more productive to let 100 students in for a buck, with some jingle in their jeans for pop and candy. Besides, what a lift for players and coaches alike! There’s a very sweet young lady who is a junior at East Noble. She took time at her part-time job to visit with me. I

shared with her that I w as working on an article opposing charging students $5 to watch their own team. She looked me straight in the eye and said: “Write it.” Well, I have. Now, the students and the parents of these students need to start knocking on A.D.’s doors and calling school board members. You don’t have to agree with me, but my tax dollars help pay for our schools, and I reserve the right to speak out for that which I feel is wrong.

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Meeting Hungarian cousins a bittersweet trip C hristmas Day in Budapest dawns gray ents are buried in the small town of Pusztavam, and cousins still live there. This is and foggy. We find ourselves a grand adventure meeting his family. We rent meandering around a darkened city a car, mark the map and take off for the with celebrations behind closed doors and countryside. Philip drives through the windows. The shops are closed, but town when we arrive to show me the the churches are open. We walk up to landmarks … the church, the small the Old Town to visit St. Matyas houses with gardens and poultry in the Church and the Fishermen’s Bastion. back yards, and the cemetery. The fog turns to frost, heavy in the We go to the home of Pal and air and even though my clothes are Ildiko, his cousin, and park the car. Pal layered, I am chilled through and is outside greeting us. The typical through. greeting here is to kiss both cheeks or We climb to the tallest point, the kiss the air, I have noticed! top towers of the Bastion. This stone LOU ANN sometimes We kiss and go inside. Ildiko does the structure was used as a lookout above the blue waters of the Danube. On HOMAN- same. They take our coats, hats, satchels, and we immediately sit down this day we cannot even see the SAYLOR to noonday dinner. I want to peek Danube River. We just hear haunting around a bit, but nonetheless we sit. warnings from ships as they pass The dining room is small. We sit through. around a table. Ildiko is always on her We find a restaurant that is open feet. She is serving or clearing or just mo ving for dinner, and much to my delight, they will around. have gipsy (spelled correctly!) music for the The conversation goes like this: I ask Philip evening. It is charming inside, a family run a question, he translates it to Pal in German, business for over a hundred years! There are Pal translates it to Ildiko in Hungarian, she deer trophy heads on the wall, bear rugs, a answers in Hungarian to Pal who answers warm fire, and a waiter that speaks a bit of back to Philip in German who answers back German. There are two other couples on this to me in English. I am never sure who to look cold Christmas night in Budapest. I make at! Sometimes I feel as if I ha ve spent two friends quickly and we share our Christmas weeks playing Pictionary or charades! dinner and wine together. In all we are from The dinner is delicious, starting with soup, America, Belgium, Germany and Hungary. The gipsies arrive, and they are one family moving on to duck and potatoes, and sla w in small bowls. The wine glasses are always kept … grandfather, father, sons and young son. I full as well. Dessert of cakes and meringue chat with them as well, and the e vening tortes are set on large platters along with begins. They play for over two hours and we coffee and we move to another room. The all stay. They play “The Blue Danube,” translations continue as I ask about Ildiko’s “Those were the Days,” “Love Story,” and life, her work, her stunning embroidery, her many Hungarian folk tunes. We move a few cooking. tables and make a dance floor. It is a We take a small ride in the country with wonderful way to spend our Christmas Pal while she cleans up the dishes (I of fered evening and so unexpected! more than once!) and prepares for our e vening The week is full of more sightseeing, then supper. She serves the traditional Christmas it is time to visit Philip’s relatives, one of the meal of sauerkraut and meat. It is so delicious. reasons for the trip. Philip’s grandparents We drink tea and eat small cakes again. I now emigrated from Hungary. His great-grandpar-


Columnist Lou Ann Homan poses for a photo outside the St. Matyas Church in Budapest, Hungary, earlier this week.

have reached the 5-pound limit. I must quit eating this Hungarian food! By evening everyone is exhausted from the talking and we take our leave. It is sad to depart. Philip says he might never see these cousins again. I understand. The journey to Hungary to visit them is difficult. We hug and kiss again. Ildiko gives me a box of tea and mini mugs that say “Pusztavam” on them. Farewell cousins in Pusztavam. Farewell to all our adventures here … museums, churches, the Danube, Christmas, and the great food. We are headed for England! LOU ANN HOMAN-SAYLOR lives in Angola at the White Picket Gardens. She is a storyteller, teacher, writer, actress and a collector of front porch stories.

The bad, the hideous, the ugly of Christmas wear ur chatter turned to ugly Next, Carolyn found a horrific Christmas sweaters. The snowman online we tried to tackier the better. create. Again, the magic word is The Sunday before tried. Christmas, my friend, She cut three huge Carolyn Powers, and I snowballs, as I rooted decided to see what kind through her sewing of disgraceful ho, ho, ho treasures to see what we wear we could create. could use. Ugly needs to be After she sewed the emphasized, as we holed snowballs to the poncho, up in Carolyn’s sewing she literally told me to room. I should add that stuff it. Or stuff the JENNIFER her girl cave is so big it snowballs. When I was DECKER done, it looked like a could fit the entire population of Delaware in squashed melting snow it. It is also fascinating person. and colorful. Next, we added a Her room where brilliant ideas mouth and my snow lady started start is filled with material, felt, being transformed. She just had to sweaters she recycles and makes have a tongue sticking out. into purses, buttons, ribbon, Buttons were made from patterns, so many pairs of scissors, crumbled up netting that looks her sewing machine and all kinds like what encases a turkey. of potential Christmas decorations. Her electrified hair came from First we made mine, which alpaca wool. A knitted flower ended up being an Angola High went into her hair. School-colored poncho. I decided I had to bring the only horrible on maize- and purple-colored felt to Christmas decorations I had: a bring out community spirit, I guess. wreath made up of green bells and After Carolyn cut the felt, a knitted Santa head ornament. clearly it looked perfect to wear at a My snow lady is holding both. hair salon to protect your clothes. My poncho says Merry



Carolyn Powers, left, and Jennifer Decker model their Christmas wear.

Christmas all over it — you just have to look beyond the hideous decorations. Carolyn’s ugly sweater was born next. She had an awful looking cardigan that was perfect. Carolyn had a Santa monster to attach. It’s likely she received it from a former student, since she is a retired school administrator. Sure, Carolyn, some little kid probably gave you that with the last of their allowance. Either that or some kid who hated you gave it to you. The Santa monster is the kind

where nightmares are born from. Santa has elf shoes on and looks like he emerged from a swamp. How can Santa be so vicious looking? Carolyn’s is. Next, she found a green coneshaped Christmas tree that was perfect for the other side. Little red bows were attached all over one side. Gold-colored ribbon lined the arms and neck. Why, if Michael Jackson were still alive, her sweater would be perfect for him. We modeled our finery. Elten Powers, Carolyn’s hubby, took our photos. By now, Elten knows to be quiet and watch the football game. Any comments would egg us on. I forgot to say we were not drinking any wine. Ugly Christmas wear. I recommend making it to add to the holiday festivities. Who knows, one day our clothing masterpieces might one day end up in a thrift shop. Maybe even on eBay. JENNIFER DECKER is a reporter at The Herald Republican in Angola. She can be reached at



Briefs •

Police investigate subway pushing NEW YORK (AP) — The man who was shoved to his death in front of a subway train Thursday night was a 46-year-old from India who lived in New York City and worked for a printing business, police said. Investigators on Friday searched for an unidentified woman who rose from a bench and suddenly pushed the man in the back with both hands, sending him flying onto the tracks as a train entered an elevated station in Queens. Police released surveillance video of the woman fleeing the area and have been interviewing witnesses, including some who said she was mumbling and cursing to herself before the attack.

Dockworkers strike averted for now NEW YORK (AP) — Dockworkers along the East Coast and the Gulf of Mexico agreed Friday to extend their contract for more than a month, averting a weekend strike that could have crippled major ports from Boston to Houston and bottled up billions of dollars’ worth of cargo. Talks aimed at reaching a new contract covering the 14,500 longshoremen will continue during the extension, which runs through Feb. 6. The dockworkers’ union and an alliance of port operators and shipping lines agreed to the extension after resolving one of the stickier points in their negotiations, involving royalty payments to longshoremen for each container they unload. Details were not disclosed. Federal mediator George Cohen said the agreement on royalties was “a major positive step forward.”

Tens of thousands still without power in snowy Arkansas LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Entergy Arkansas says it has restored power to about 40 percent of its 194,000 customers who lost electricity in the Christmas Day winter storm, but says the pace has slowed due to the difficult nature of the job. Entergy Arkansas CEO Hugh McDonald said at a Friday news conference that he understands people without electricity are becoming dissatisfied with the publicly traded utility. But McDonald blamed the weather forecast for not quickly predicting that the state’s most populous area would get 10 inches of snow. McDonald defended Entergy’s tree-trimming program, saying the utility spends $15 million per year to clear vegetation. Without electricity, many businesses have been closed during the crucial afterChristmas sale period and grocery stores have had to throw out perishable stock.

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‘Terminator 3’ star arrested on charge of lewd conduct LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say actor Nick Stahl has been arrested for investigation of lewd conduct. The 33-year-old “Terminator 3” star was arrested about 8 p.m. Thursday on Hollywood Boulevard. He was booked on a misdemeanor count of lewd conduct and released from custody. The Los Angeles Times reports that Stahl was arrested at an adult movie shop during a routine undercover police operation. In May, Stahl had been reported missing by his wife, but he later turned up. Stahl was a child star who performed in the 1993 film “The Man Without a Face.” He also appeared in the 2003-2005 HBO series “Carnivale.”



Putin signs anti-U.S. adoption measure MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Friday signed a law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, abruptly terminating the prospects for more than 50 youngsters preparing to join new families and sparking critics to liken him to King Herod. The move is part of a harsh response to a U.S. law targeting Russians deemed to be human rights violators. Although some top Russian officials including the

foreign minister openly opposed the bill, Putin signed it less than 24 hours after receiving it from Parliament, where it passed both houses overwhelmingly. The law also calls for Putin the closure of non-governmental organizations receiving American funding if their activities are

classified as political — a broad definition many fear could be used to close any NGO that offends the Kremlin. The law takes effect Jan. 1, the Kremlin said. Children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov said 52 children who were in the pipeline for U.S. adoption would remain in Russia. The ban is in response to a measure signed into law by President Barack Obama this month that calls for

sanctions against Russians assessed to be human rights violators. That stems from the case of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who was arrested after accusing officials of a $230 million tax fraud. He was repeatedly denied medical treatment and died in jail in 2009. Russian rights groups claimed he was severely beaten. A prison doctor who was the only official charged in the case was

acquitted by a Moscow court on Friday. Although there was no demonstrable connection to Putin’s signing the law a few hours later, the timing underlines what critics say is Russia’s refusal to responsibly pursue the case. The adoption ban has angered both Americans and Russians who argue it victimizes children to make a political point, cutting off a route out of frequently dismal orphanages for thousands.

Rebels beseige airport in northern Syrian city BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels stepped up their siege of a government helicopter base and clashed with soldiers near Aleppo’s international airport on Friday, part of an effort to chip away at the air power that poses the biggest challenge to their advances against the regime of President Bashar Assad. That airborne threat came into stark relief the same day, when a government airstrike on a northern town killed 14 people — most of them women and children, activists said. More than 21months into Syria’s conflict, the Assad regime is counting more than ever on its air force to block rebel gains. Rebels in the north, a region largely clear of government troops, realize this and have launched campaigns to seize all the area’s airports, hoping such a move will protect their forces and the civilians who back them. This push in many ways represents the mismatched nature of Syria’s civil war, with numerous but lightly armed rebels fighting a highly sophisticated army, albeit one badly weakened by defections. Rebels say they have surrounded four airports in the northern province of Aleppo. In recent days, they have posted dozens of videos online showing fighters shooting mortars, homemade rockets and sniper rifles at targets inside

the bases. It remains unclear whether rebels will be able to seize any of the bases soon, but they have managed to stop air traffic at one and limit movement at others by firing on all approaching aircraft with heavy machine guns. “The airports are now considered the most important thing the rebels can focus on because all of the strikes now come from the air,” said Aleppo activist Mohammed Saeed via Skype. Saeed said clashes between rebels and government soldiers raged until Friday morning around the Mannagh helicopter base near the Turkish border. He said other rebel groups continued to hold positions around the Kuwiras military airport southwest of the city of Aleppo and clashed with soldiers near Aleppo’s international airport and neighboring Nerab military airport. Rebels have numerical superiority and support from most of the population in the far north, making it easy for them to surround and cut the ground supply lines to government military bases. But Assad’s forces still control the air, responding to rebel gains with airstrikes on their positions or residential areas, a tactic rebels consider collective punishment against civilians who back the revolt.

Marilyn Monroe FBI files found, reissued LOS ANGELES (AP) — FBI files on Marilyn Monroe that could not be located earlier this year have been found and re-issued, revealing the names of some of the movie star’s communist-leaning friends who drew concern from government officials and her own entourage. But the records, which previously had been heavily redacted, do not contain any new information about Monroe’s death 50 years ago. Letters and news clippings included in the files show the bureau was aware of theories the actress had been killed, but they do not show that any effort was undertaken to investigate the claims. Los Angeles authorities concluded Monroe’s death was a probable suicide. Recently obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of Information Act, the updated FBI files do show the extent the agency was monitoring Monroe for ties to communism in the years before her death in August 1962. The records reveal that some in Monroe’s inner circle were concerned about her association with

Frederick Vanderbilt Field, who was disinherited from his wealthy family over his leftist views. A trip to Mexico earlier that year to shop for furniture brought Monroe in contact with Field, who was living in the country with his wife in self-imposed exile. Informants reported to the FBI that a “mutual infatuation” had developed between Field and Monroe, which caused concern among some in her inner circle, including her therapist, the files state. “This situation caused considerable dismay among Miss Monroe’s entourage and also among the (American Communist Group in Mexico),” the file states. It includes references to an interior decorator who worked with Monroe’s analyst reporting her connection to Field to the doctor. Field’s autobiography devotes an entire chapter to Monroe’s Mexico trip, “An Indian Summer Interlude.” He mentions that he and his wife accompanied Monroe on shopping trips and meals and he only mentions politics once in a passage on their dinnertime conversations.

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Fewer U.S. banks failing as industry strengthens again Financial institutions ending the year with best profits since 2006 WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They’re helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing and anxious consumers. As the economy heals from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, more people and businesses are taking out — and repaying — loans. And for the first time since 2009, banks’ earnings growth is being driven by higher revenue — a healthy trend. Banks had previously managed to boost earnings by putting aside less money for possible losses. Signs of the industry’s gains: • Banks are earning more. In the July-September quarter, the industry’s earnings reached $37.6 billion, up from $35.3 billion a year earlier. It was the best showing since the JulySeptember quarter of 2006, long before the financial meltdown. By contrast, at the depth of the Great Recession in the last quarter of 2008, the industry lost

$32 billion. • Banks are lending a bit more freely. The value of loans to consumers rose 3.2 percent in the 12 months that ended Sept. 30 compared with the previous 12 months, according to data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. More lending fuels more consumer spending, which drives about 70 percent of economic activity. At the same time, overall lending remains well below levels considered healthy over the long run. • Fewer banks are considered at risk of failure. In July through September, the number of banks on the FDIC’s confidential “problem list” fell for a sixth straight quarter. These banks numbered 694 as of Sept. 30 — about 9.6 percent of all federally insured banks. At its peak in the first quarter of 2011, the number of troubled banks was 888, or 11.7 percent of all federally insured institutions. • Bank failures have declined. In 2009, 140 failed. In 2010, more banks failed — 157 — than in any year since the savings and loan crisis of the early 1990s. In 2011, regulators closed 92. This year, the number of

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Why the price of milk could double or triple Much of the talk in the news recently is about the fiscal cliff. What has been lost in all of that, however, is the lack of a passage of the Farm Bill by Congress The Farm JEFF Bill expired WOLHETER September 30, and while that has not affected us much over the last three months, it soon will. Stu Ellis, of University of Illinois Extension, has a good piece on how the lack of a new Farm Bill will start affecting us. Here is a summary of what he shared.

When Congress recessed for the election, the Senate had passed its Farm Bill proposal that cut $23 billion from the 10-year baseline for agricultural appropriations. The proposal included a stronger crop insurance program and nearly full funding of USDA’s nutrition programs. In the House, only the Agriculture Committee has approved a proposal, which cuts $35 billion from the 10year baseline spending, half of that in nutrition programs. House leadership has not called the bill for a vote, contending there are insufficient votes to pass anything. Since the election recess and the lame duck session, there has been no overt effort to approve farm legislation and the Chairman and ranking Democratic member of the

House Agriculture Committee both say they cannot see the opportunity to address the issue before the end of February. But how does that delay impact agriculture, consumers, and the food merchandising system in the U.S.? Any government support programs, such as direct payments, marketing loans, ACRE are in effect for a commodity until the end of the current marketing year. For example, that will be June 30, 2013 for wheat and August 31 for corn and soybeans. However, the dairy support program ended September 30, 2012, without any replacement. Under 1949 Permanent Law, parity prices become effective January 1, 2013 for any commodity for which the

Permanent Law has not been suspended. (Typically, each new Farm Bill suspends the 1949 legislation, but that has not happened.) Subsequently, at the expiration of the current marketing year for a commodity, familiar commodities will have some unfamiliar prices that the USDA says producers shall be paid. USDA economists calculated those prices at the end of November to be: Corn: $12.00 per bushel Soybeans: $28.90 per bushel Wheat: $18.30 per bushel Beef cattle: $292.00 per cwt Hogs: $160.00 per cwt Milk: $52.10 per cwt Parity prices are part of an economic base for agriculture using the relationship between market

prices and the cost of production between the years of 1910-1914. While this formula worked 100 years ago, there are few, if any, who believe it would work today. Nevertheless, that is where we are. Flinchbaugh’s observation on parity price suggests a doubt that Congress knows what the result of inaction will be. “Who loves this? Our competitors. Our Canadian friends think it’s great because we’ll put a floor price down and they’ll beat us on prices and our grain will be in government storage. I don’t think agriculture has awoken to this. I don’t think they know how inept this is,” Flinchbaugh said. One of more immediate issues is the impact of the

lack of farm policy on the US dairy program. Beginning January 1, 2013, the lack of a dairy program will force the USDA to begin implementing the 1949 Permanent Law for dairy producers. ThatIn brief that will require the USDA to purchase milk, store it as cheese and powdered milk, and remove enough of it from the market to cause prices to rise from the current $18 per cwt to the parity price of $52 per cwt. Such a shortage of milk is expected to push consumer prices into the $6 to $8 per gallon range. JEFF WOLHETER is the agriculture and natural resources educator for Noble County with the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in Albion.

Winter reflections on 2012 Extension events in DeKalb JUDY OXENGER JOHNSTON

Making a run for it A rafter of turkeys crosses S and Point Road in Clear Lake during Wednesday’s snow shower that crossed through northeast Indiana. The snow may have sent some wildlife for

cover but these turkeys were definitely on the move, perhaps in search of food.

Volunteers help with cattle rescue CLAY CITY (AP) — News reports of cows skating down three miles of road around Clay City were indeed related to the grass. More than 30 friends and customers of the Yegerlehner family gathered early Saturday morning for The Swiss Connection’s biannual cattle drive. Carhartts surrounded a campfire near the family business’ barns on Clay County Road 550S, and the promise of locally raised beef franks and ice cream was eagerly anticipated. Alan Yegerlehner gathered the volunteers just before 11 a.m. and explained the process, now a tradition, of moving his 70-some dairy cattle about three miles down the road to their winter pasture. Participants from as far away as Chicago came on a chilly morning with temperatures in the lower 30s and ice on the ground to get a feel for how all-natural beef and dairy products are created. Afterward, Yegerlehner told the Tribune-Star the invitational event not only helps the farm with its commitment to all-natural production, but also connects people to their food. “We’ve talked about it before and tried to remember how long we’ve been doing it,” he laughed, guessing about 10 years. The Swiss Connection offers a wide variety of food products through its country store as well as f armers markets and high-end grocery stores and restaurants from Chicago and Indianapolis to Bloomington and Terre Haute. The 200-acre operation employs rotational grazing as part of its pasture-based system, moving cows to an 80-acre patch surrounded by woods during the winter months.

Alan Yegerlehner, lower right, and more than 20 volunteers move Yegerlehner’s cattle to their winter

pasture in rural Clay County on Dec. 22.

According to The Swiss Connection’s website, no grain supplementation is used in the dairy, setting it apart from other operations. Milk cows are moved to fresh grass twice a day. “A consistent diet of pasture with no grain or silage results in the total volume of milk being lower but much more concentrated with butterfat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and other solids,” according to information provided by the farm. But a little bit of w ork is required. Yegerlehner explained the cattle drive strategy to the group beforehand, noting many were veterans of the affair. Using two lines of string, the group created a “walking fence” with the lines on both north and south

sides of County Road 550S. The herd was headed by a tractor-pulled wagon loaded with square bales of hay and followed by trucks. Participants carried the string on both sides of the road, walking the three-mile distance at a quick tractor’s pace. The county road, still covered with bright, shiny snowmelt, was icy, and 900-pound cows skated on their hooves up and down the hills, jogging along as volunteers hustled them onward. Steaming droppings of manure splattered on white ice, and for the most part, the cows knew their way to the winter grounds. Volunteers hopped on the wagon after reaching their destination and took a hayride back to the farm.

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With the most recent winter storm raging outside, it gives me a moment to look back and reflect upon all that has happened in the world of DeKalb County Extension this year. I would like to start by saying thank you to all of the supporters of not only DeKalb County, but all Extension programs throughout Indiana and the United States. Without all of you, we would not be able to perform our jobs to the best of our abilities, to help make the best better, and have that connection with the local community. This past year, DeKalb County Extension has helped answer questions, not only in the Agriculture and Natural Resources area, but in the Health and Human Sciences and 4-H/Youth area as well, for over 700 different individuals throughout DeKalb County. From the 4H/youth aspect, Margo Long has taken hold of the reins of the 4-H/Youth program. In 2012, DeKalb County had 606 4-H members, from grades 3-12, complete projects in over 50 areas and 54 mini 4-H members (grades 1-2) complete projects in 10 areas. Seventeen youth had participated in at least one 4-H project for 10 years, with 387 youth trying projects for the first time. DeKalb County had 50 youth participate in the Junior Leader activities, 11 went to 4-H Camp at Camp Palmer in Ohio, one participated in Computer Science Camp, one in Robotics Camp, and seven participated in State 4H Round-up at Purdue University. From Health and Human Sciences, Ann Williams was busy this year holding and teaching many programs in and around DeKalb County. These programs included: “Have a Healthy Baby,” “Where Does Your Money Go?” “Dining with Diabetes,” health fairs and many other educational sessions. She also held a Strong Women, Healthy Heart class in which 16 women participated for 10 weeks, learning about exercise and nutrition to

maintain, or gain a healthier lifestyle. From the agriculture and natural resources side of DeKalb County Extension, I have helped 70 farmers and pesticide dealers maintain their Private Applicators pesticide licenses by helping host three separate Private Applicator ELYSIA RecertificaRODGERS tion Sessions. With your generosity, the DeKalb County Master Gardeners were able to raise over $2,000 for their scholarship at their annual plant sale. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior planning on studying horticulture or agriculture in college. DeKalb County also has 18 active Master Gardeners who volunteered over 800 combined hours to our communities this year!! In my own life, getting married and immediately gaining possession of three rambunctious children under the age of 7 has been a true life-changer for me. Gone are the days I was able to sleep past 7, but feeding 12 dairy calves is well worth it, besides getting to enjoy the laughter and insight our young children sometimes offer us! It has also been a challenge trying to cook for the household while the kitchen in our old farmhouse has been remodeled over the past four months, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I hope to be back to baking wonderful treats by the new year!! It has truly been a pleasure serving each and every one of you this past year, and I look forward to helping and serving you in the coming year … no matter what challenges the weather brings!

ELYSIA RODGERS is the agriculture and natural resources director for the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in DeKalb County.

Drought could hurt corn prices WEST LAFAYETTE — A return to more normal U.S. corn yields in 2013 could send new-crop prices spiraling downward, but persistent drought in some of the nation’s top cornproducing states could have the opposite effect, says Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt. The U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts the midpoint of U.S. farm prices on 2012 corn will be $7.60 per bushel. If yields are more normal in 2013, Hurt said prices could fall by $2.10 to $5.50 per bushel — the largest ever year-to-year drop. “The previous largest drop in the annual farm price

was 73 cents per bushel for the 1986 crop,” he said. “The percent reduction in 1986 was 33 percent, which would compare with a 28 percent reduction in 2013 if prices dropped to $5.50.” According to Hurt, late next summer a 2013 corn crop larger than 14 billion bushels would meet a usage base that has dropped to just 11.2 billion bushels. The market must then shift from rationing corn use from the current short crop to strongly increasing use. If corn usage were to drop that low, it would take sharply falling prices to encourage endusers to return to normal usage.




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ture. For severe pain that does not respond to other treatment, a nerve block may help. During this procedure, a numbing agent is used to block the nerves of the sympathetic nervous system, which are part of the pain pathways. If this is effective, a procedure may be done to permanently destroy those nerves. A few newer treatments are available for severe cases. One entails implanting a device to stimulate the spinal cord or nearby nerves. The other involves injecting a drug that relaxes blood vessels into the space near the spinal cord. These treatments do not always work and may cause complications. But if nothing else has helped, the benefits may exceed the risks. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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4-bulb, ceiling light chandelier. Nice condition. $25 OBO. (260) 351-2114 5 pc. Bathroom Wicker set. Beige. Nice. $25.00. (260) 488-4835

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)

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


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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)


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


HOMES FOR SALE 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


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Dogs Shepherd mix, female,Blk/Tan. 450 N. Ligoiner Beagle,Tri.,F. 860 W. Ligonier Cats DSH,M,orange tiger. Riley Rd., Kendallville Humane Society of Noble County, Inc. 1305 Sherman St. Kendallville, IN 46755 260-347-2563






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

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

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

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Childʼs car seat, good shape. $20.00. (260) 665-5288 Combine Batteries for JD 4020 or 3020 Never used. $15.00 419-542-7510

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

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The Herald Republican – December 29, 2012  

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

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