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COMMUNITIES STEUBEN COUNTY

Thousands of years ago, glaciers churned across the land, shaping the landscape as they went. In their wake they left the approximately 101 lakes that give Steuben County its character. It was the fertile land, abundant wildlife and the lakes that drew early settlers. The lakes, transportation system and a strong work ethic continue to lure residents. The county can trace its history to the 1830s when settlers first made inroads into the community. It is named after Baron Frederick Von Steuben, a Prussian general who fought for the United States in the Revolutionary War. Steuben County is one of the fastest growing non-metropolitan counties in Indiana. Its population was 34,185 in 2010. The attraction of the county is multifaceted. The lakes are foremost. It also boasts major transportation routes with I-69 and the Indiana Toll Road crossing in the county, and various state roads and U.S. highways traversing the area. Rail freight service is available in Steuben County through Indiana Northeastern Railroad (517) 439-4677. Tri-State Steuben County Municipal Airport, 5220 W. U.S. 20, provides air service. Industries are sprinkled throughout Steuben County in industrial parks in Angola,

Fremont, Orland, Hamilton, Ashley and Hudson. The industrial and commercial communities are complemented by a healthy agriculture base. Small family farms dot the county’s 198,400 acres, raising crops and livestock.

ANGOLA

Angola officially sprang into being on June 28, 1838, when it was platted by Thomas Gale and Cornelius Gilmore. Their names are etched into city history with the streets just north and south of Public Square named in their honor. Angola was incorporated as a village later in 1838 and an act of the Indiana General Assembly designated Angola as the seat of government of Steuben County. Angola became a city in 1906. The community drew its name from Angola, N.Y., where many early settlers of this area originated. The 2010 population was 8,612. EDUCATION: Students from kindergarten through 12th grade attend the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County schools. Trine University’s main campus is located in the city limits. RECREATION: Angola has a parks department, which governs four parks. Facilities vary by park. The YMCA of Steuben County is located at 500 E. Harcourt Road on the city’s northeast side.

HEALTH: Cameron Memorial Community Hospital is located at 416 E. Maumee St., and Urgent Care of Cameron Hospital, an emergency medical facility, is located at 1381 N. Wayne St. A regional oncology center, a cooperative effort between Cameron and Parkview Hospital of Fort Wayne, is located just east of Cameron. GOVERNMENT: Common council meets the first and third Monday of every month at 7 p.m. in Angola City Hall, 210 N. Public Square. Mayor is Richard Hickman and clerk-treasurer is Deborah Twitchell. The council includes Kathy Armstrong, David Olson, Mike McClelland, David Martin and Gary Crum. Police chief is Stu Hamblen. UTILITIES: The city operates sewer, water and trash and recycling services. Phone is provided by Frontier. Electric and natural gas is through Northern Indiana Public Service Co. Cable television is through Mediacom. U.S. POST OFFICE: 110 W. Harcourt Road.

ASHLEY

Straddling the Steuben and DeKalb county lines, Ashley is located southwest of Angola. Its best-known landmark may be a bright yellow water tower, sporting a beaming smiley face and clearly visible from I-69, which runs just east of the town. Residents in Ashley have 587 prefixes for their phone numbers, which is long distance from most areas in Steuben County. The zip

Welcome The Steuben County Community Guide is a collection of vital information — facts you can use throughout the year to answer your questions about Steuben County and its communities. Whether you are a resident or a guest seeking more information about Steuben County, we hope you will find this resource interesting and valuable. This Community Guide is available online at kpcnews.com. Just click “more” in the menu bar and go to “special sections.” If you have changes or corrections for this guide, please send an email to me at mmarturello@kpcmedia.com. Steuben County is a community that cares about people and progress. We believe the more you get to know Steuben County, the more you will agree. — Mike Marturello Editor

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COMMUNITIES code is 46705. HISTORY: The town of Ashley was established in 1892 at the division of the Wabash Railroad. The railroad built a roundhouse and shop there and the town thrived from railroad commerce. POPULATION: 983. EDUCATION: Ashley is part of DeKalb Central United School District. Middle school and high school students attend the main campus on S.R. 427, Waterloo. Country Meadow Elementary serves the area. Students on the Steuben County side of the town attend Metropolitan School District of Steuben County schools. The old Ashley school at 500 S. Gonser St. was converted into a community center in 2000. Municipal offices and other community services are provided there. RECREATION: The community includes three parks, Fireman’s Park under the water tower, Carpenter Field north of town and Sunset Memorial Park at Pearl and Ruby streets. Sunset includes an ice rink. GOVERNMENT: Town board. Members meet the second Monday of each month at the town office at 7 p.m. in the Ashley Community Center. Karen McEntarfer is the clerk-treasurer. Town board members are Randy McEntarfer, Don Farrington and Richard Schiffli. Planning director is Randy McEntarfer. Town marshal is Scott Barnhart. UTILITIES: Gas and electric service is provided by Northern Indiana Public Service

Co. The Ashley Municipal Water Utility and Ashley Sewer Department serve the towns of Ashley and Hudson. Municipal garbage pick-up is by National Serv-All of Fort Wayne. Century Link provides phone service. Cable television is offered by CableDirect.

CLEAR LAKE

Clear Lake has long been known for its crystal-clean lake and efforts to preserve it. The lake has had an active association for over 80 years. Clear Lake has been a popular vacation spot since the mid-1800s and most of the businesses at Clear Lake deal directly with the lake trade and basic necessities. The largest employer is Clear Lake Marine. The town was incorporated in 1932. POPULATION: 339. EDUCATION: Students from kindergarten through 12th grade attend Fremont Community Schools. RECREATION: Clear Lake is home to a county park, which offers a beach. There’s also a public access site on the lake for boating access to the 800-acre body of water. The Clear Lake Yacht Club, 186 Lake Drive, offers a variety of activities and also features a ski club. FIRE DEPARTMENT: Service is through the Fremont Fire Department. Call 911 in emergencies or 495-3805 for non-emergencies. GOVERNMENT: Town council meets the

second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at Town Hall, 5950 Gecowets Drive, Fremont. The council includes Bob Lewis, Alan Korte, Barry Worl, Chris Folland and George Schenkel. Clerk-treasurer is Kay Kummer. The town marshal is John Gonya, and the zoning inspector is Amy Schweitzer. Town superintendent is Bob Hull. UTILITIES: Clear Lake has a sewer system that uses the Fremont Water Pollution Control Facility for treatment. Electric and gas service is provided through Northern Indiana Public Service Co. Frontier is the phone provider. Mediacom offers cable television service. U.S. POST OFFICE: Service is provided through the Fremont Post Office at 6030 N. Coffin St.

FREMONT

Fremont was originally founded as Brockville, a name that is still reflected in many different community facilities. The community was platted Jan. 20, 1837. Prior to it being platted as Brockville, the village was known as Willow Prairie. The town’s name was later changed to Fremont because there was a Brockville in Franklin County and the similarity in names created much confusion for postal workers. Fremont reflects the nation’s heritage as it was named for early American explorer John C. Fremont. Fremont has always been a place for commerce. Fremont also has been a leader

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COMMUNITIES in industrial recruitment and development. Recently Fremont added a bypass to serve its industrial residents. The town has always enjoyed a strong trade from the lakes community and is centrally located to some of the more populous lakes including Clear, George and Snow. POPULATION: 2,138. EDUCATION: Students from kindergarten through 12th grade attend Fremont Community Schools. RECREATION: Summer youth baseball and softball programs are available at Vistula Park and at the town park at the corner of Coffin and Hardy streets, along with many other programs. HEALTH: The Fremont Medical Center is located at 5800 N. Broad St. A dentist, Dr. Susan Mauk, has her offices at 2495 E. S.R. 120. GOVERNMENT: Town council meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the Town Hall located at 205 N. Tolford St. The council includes President Steve Brown, Kay Clark, Joe Thomas, Linda Fulton and Steve Vaughn. Clerk-treasurer is Kathy Parsons. Town manager is Chris Snyder. Town marshal is Joe Patterson. UTILITIES: Fremont has its own water system. Fremont’s Water Pollution Control Facility provides sewer service. ELECTRIC and gas service is provided by Northern Indiana Public Service Co. and

Steuben County Rural Electric Membership Corp. offers service to some Fremont area customers. Frontier is the phone provider. Mediacom offers cable television service. U.S. POST OFFICE: 6030 N. Coffin St.

FLINT

In the late 1800s, Flint was a thriving village. There were several shops there and a busy grist mill. The community experienced a building boom in 1909 when several ornate homes were constructed. Today, Flint is a quiet little town. The sewer plant that serves the Steuben Lakes Regional Waste District is near the Flint community. POPULATION: About 50. EDUCATION: Students attend Prairie Heights Community Schools. POLICE: Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, call 911 in an emergency or 668-1000, ext. 5000, for non-emergency. FIRE: Salem Center Volunteer Fire Department, call 911 in emergencies. GOVERNMENT: Flint is unincorporated. UTILITIES: Electricity is supplied by Steuben County Rural Electric Membership Corp. Phone service is provided by Frontier.

HAMILTON

The community of Hamilton has a business district and industrial base.

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But what lies at its heart is what drew the first residents in 1834: Hamilton Lake. POPULATION: 1,532. EDUCATION: Students from kindergarten through 12th grade attend Hamilton Community Schools. Preschoolers can attend Hamilton Head Start, 900 S. Wayne St. RECREATION: Summer youth league programs and tennis program are held in Gnagy Park, at the corner of Bellefontaine and Island Park roads. The Fish Creek Nature Trail, which runs from Bellefontaine Road to Ball Lake, is available for use. Hamilton Lake and nearby Ball Lake provide boating and fishing opportunities. HEALTH: Dr. Teresa L. Smith, 2500 E. Bellefontaine Road. GOVERNMENT: Town council meets first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. at the town hall, 900 S. Wayne St. The council members are Jenni Heisler, Bob Howard, Mike Biegas, Mary Vail and Tina Bosse. Clerk-treasurer is Hester Stouder. Town marshal is Jeremy Warner. Town manager is Brent Shull. UTILITIES: Hamilton has its own water plant which also serves the lake area. Sewer service is provided by the Hamilton Lake Conservancy District. Electric service is provided through American Electric Power. Frontier is the phone provider. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. offers natural gas. Mediacom offers cable television service. U.S. POST OFFICE: 399 E. Bellefontaine Road.

HELMER

Helmer is a long-standing community in the northwest corner of Steuben County. Helmer was established in 1892 by Cyrus J. Helmer, the same year an extension of the Wabash Railroad was built. A depot was also built and was still in operation as late as the 1950s. POPULATION: 150. EDUCATION: Prairie Heights Community Schools. GOVERNMENT: The community has no municipal government. UTILITIES: Gas and electric service is by Northern Indiana Public Service Co. Sewer service is provided by the Helmer Regional Sewer District. Phone is 351-4434. Helmer is served by Century Link Telephone. Its phone numbers start with 351 and are long distance from most areas in Steuben County. Postal service is through the town of Hudson.

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The town of Hudson is a sister to its eastern neighbor Ashley. An attempt was made to merge the two in 1985, but voters in both communities turned it down. Hudson has a growing industrial base. Some infrastructure development is underway, including plans for a new fire department. The town hall at 115 Parsonage St. includes a community center.

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COMMUNITIES The town is split by two townships, Steuben and Salem. The township line runs with Main Street. Because of that division, the town’s young people attend two different school districts. HISTORY: Hudson was platted in 1869 and originally dubbed North Benton. In 1892, it was incorporated under its current name. POPULATION: 518. EDUCATION: Children living in Steuben Township attend the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County and in Salem Township, they attend Prairie Heights Community Schools. GOVERNMENT: The town board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month following a 6 p.m. utility board meeting. Council members are Kathy Kope, Melissa Westafer and Phil Dawson. Clerk-treasurer is Marlene Smith. Town marshal is Mark Thrasher. The town office telephone number is 587-9500; fax, 587-3504. Its website is at hudsontown.org. UTILITIES: Hudson water and sewer service is provided by the town, with water service contracted through the town of Ashley. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. provides natural gas. Northern Indiana Public Service Co. provides electricity to most of the town with Noble County Rural Electric Membership Corp. providing service on the western edges. Century Link provides telephone service. Cable telephone service provider is CableDirect. POST OFFICE: The post office, opened in

1868, is located at 318 N. Main St.

METZ

Nestled at the intersection of Metz Road and C.R. 800E, the village of Metz sprawls across the Richland and York township lines. The community has the distinction of being one of the earliest settled in the county. POPULATION: About 100. EDUCATION: Students north of Metz Road attend the Metropolitan School District of Steuben County while students south of Metz Road attend Hamilton Community Schools. GOVERNMENT: There is no municipal government. UTILITIES: Electric service is provided by American Electric Power and telephone service by Frontier. POST OFFICE: Metz is served by the Angola post office and has a zip code of 46703.

NEVADA MILLS

It is pronounced “Ne-vay-da” Mills by local residents. It is believed the name comes from a Nevada prospector who relocated here and from the woolen and saw mills the town had from its 1835 founding. The last mill closed in 1934, but Nevada Mills remains a berg on Jimmerson Lake’s western shore. There is a church, a landscaping firm and the aptly-named convenience store, The Dam Store. POPULATION: About 50.

EDUCATION: Students attend either Fremont Community Schools or Prairie Heights Community Schools. GOVERNMENT: The community has no town government. UTILITIES: Nevada Mills residents are provided electricity by the Steuben County Rural Electric Membership Corp. Telephone service is provided by Frontier. Residents provide their own water and sewer.

ORLAND

In the spring of 1834, a young man named John Stocker from Windham County, Vt., pushed his way across northern Steuben County, looking for a place to settle. Drawn by the fertile land, he settled in the northwestern corner of Steuben County, establishing Vermont Settlement, Steuben County’s oldest community. The name was changed in 1836 when a post office was established for Millgrove Township, which includes Vermont Settlement. It was discovered there was already another Millgrove in Indiana so the name Orland was chosen at random from a hymn book. A July festival celebrates the community’s origins. POPULATION: 434. EDUCATION: Students attend Prairie Heights Community Schools. RECREATION: An active summer youth baseball and softball program plays on diamonds in the Orland Town Park, which also

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COMMUNITIES Clerk-treasurer is Rhonda Engle. The council meets the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the community building, 9535 W. S.R. 120. Brooke Norton is town marshal. UTILITIES: The town has its own water service, overseen by water and street superintendent Vaughn Norton. Electric service is available through Northern Indiana Public Service Co., which also provides natural gas. Telephone service by Frontier. POST OFFICE: 9462 W. S.R. 120.

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Native Americans called it Nipcondish: pleasant waters. When white people arrived, they followed suit and named the small village founded in 1835 Pleasant Lake. POPULATION: About 600. EDUCATION: Grades kindergarten through fifth attend Pleasant Lake Elementary School while older students attend Angola Middle and Angola High schools. RECREATION: Youth baseball is held at the Steuben Township Park, 1500 W. Main St., and there is a beach on Pleasant Lake behind Pleasant Lake Elementary School. GOVERNMENT: The town has no municipal government. UTILITIES: Electric service by either Northern Indiana Public Service Co. or Steuben County Rural Electric Membership Corp., depending on locale. Natural gas service is provided by NIPSCO, and

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RAY

Unlike the quiet berg that exists today on the Indiana-Michigan state line, Ray at one time was a thriving business center. The community was the home of what eventually became the First National Bank of Fremont. The town was first settled by Alexander McNaughton, who platted the village in 1836. POPULATION: About 100. EDUCATION: Indiana students from kindergarten through 12th grade attend Fremont Community Schools; Michigan students attend Quincy Community Schools in Quincy, Mich. POLICE: In Michigan, call Branch County Sheriff’s Department (517) 278-2325. In Indiana, call the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, 668-1000, ext. 5000. TOWN GOVERNMENT: There is no municipal government. UTILITIES: Residents provide their own water and sewer service. Electric service is provided by Northern Indiana Public Service Co. on the Indiana side and Consumers Powers on the Michigan side. Frontier is the telephone provider.

SALEM CENTER

Salem Center has a history dating to 1837. And recently the community opened its own community center, which also houses the unincorporated town’s fire department. The first store there dated to 1843. At one time there was a blacksmith shop, grocery store, gas station, barber shop and drug store. POPULATION: About 30. EDUCATION: Prairie Heights Community Schools. UTILITIES: Northern Indiana Public Service Co. provides electricity and natural gas. Telephone service is by Frontier. Residents provide their own water and sewer service.

STROH

Stroh straddles the Steuben-LaGrange county line near Big Turkey Lake. Elmira is a neighboring community. The town is named after Emanuel Stroh, who started a cement manufacturing business near Big Turkey Lake in the late 1800s. The community was established about 1900. POPULATION: About 350. EDUCATION: Prairie Heights Community Schools. RECREATION: The Stroh Park, sponsored by Stroh Lions Club. POLICE. In LaGrange County, call 463-7491. UTILITIES: Gas service is by Northern Indiana Fuel and Light, and electricity by LaGrange County Rural Electric Membership Corp. A municipal sewer is provided by the LaGrange County Sewer District. Telephone service is by Century Link. Cable is by New Path Communications. U.S. POST OFFICE: 4120 S. C.R. 1175E.

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EDUCATION Steuben County students are served by five public school corporations. Trine University, founded in 1884, attracts students from across the globe. The county also has three public libraries. There are also two private schools, Grace Baptist Academy, Angola, and 101 Lakes Academy and Farm School, Angola.

FREMONT COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Fremont Community Schools serves the towns of Fremont and Clear Lake and other portions of northeastern Steuben County. Administrative offices are located in Vistula Park at 1100 W. Toledo St. and can be reached at 495-5005. Superintendent is Lori Vaughn. Fremont Community Schools board meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. in the administration building. School board members are Marty McNeal, Peggy Bailey, Christine Seiler, Sheri Thomson, Cindy Saltzman, Laura McLatcher and Hope Korte. SCHOOLS INCLUDE: • Fremont Elementary School, 501 W. Toledo St., Fremont; phone 495-4385. Principal is Shawn Caldwell. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade attend. • Fremont Middle School, 811 W. Renee Drive, Fremont; phone 495-6100. Principal is Mark Fowerbaugh. Students from fifth to eighth grades attend. • Fremont High School, 701 W. Toledo St., Fremont; phone 495-9876. Principal is Mark Sherbondy. Students from ninth to 12th grades attend.

HAMILTON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS Hamilton Community Schools is headquartered at 901 S. Wayne St., Hamilton. The telephone number is 488-2513, and its superintendent is Jon Willman. Hamilton Community Schools board meetings are held the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the superintendent’s office. Included on the board are Robert Gaff, Mike Kaufman, Don Oberlin, Jeremy Hill and Lee Stoy. SCHOOLS IN THE SYSTEM INCLUDE: • Hamilton Elementary School, 901 S. Wayne St., Hamilton; phone 488-2101. It houses students in grades kindergarten through sixth grades. Principal is Barbara Weber. • Hamilton Junior-Senior High School, 901 S. Wayne St., Hamilton; phone 488-2161. Students in seventh through 12th grades attend this facility. Christy Haupert is the principal.

METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT OF STEUBEN COUNTY

Steuben County serves Angola, Pleasant Lake and central and south central Steuben County. It is headquartered at McCutchan Administrative Center, 400 S. Martha St., Angola. Superintendent is Brent Wilson. The district may be reached at 665-2854. MSD of Steuben County board meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at McCutchan Administrative Center and also periodically in the district’s six schools. School board members include Lee Armey, Barbara Favourite, Kevin Beard, Michael Holcomb and Trishia Stites. SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT INCLUDE: • Carlin Park Elementary School, 800 N. Williams St., Angola; phone 665-2014. It houses students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Principal is Sabrina Fritz. • Hendry Park Elementary School, 805 S. Washington St., Angola; phone 665-3215. It houses students in kindergarten through fifth grades. Principal is Kris Sine. • Pleasant Lake Elementary School, 1205 W. Main St., Pleasant Lake; phone 475-5055. It houses students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Principal is Lisa Bauer. • Ryan Park Elementary School, 1111 S. 100E, Angola; phone 668-8873. It serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Principal is Amy Heavin. • Angola Middle School, 575 E. U.S. 20, Angola; phone 665-9581. It houses students in sixth through eighth grades. Ann Rice is

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EDUCATION principal. • Angola High School, 350 S. John McBride Ave., Angola; phone 665-2186. It houses students in ninth through 12th grades. Travis Heavin is principal.

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Ian, from front, Aidan and Mike Rogers bring their boat called Jaws in during one of the heats in the Steuben County United Way Cardboard Boat Regatta in front of the Potawatomi Inn, Pokagon State Park, on Lake James. The Rogerses took second overall in the speed category.

Prairie Heights Community Schools serves Hudson, Orland, Flint, Stroh, South Milford, the eastern part of LaGrange County and the western portion of Steuben County. Administrative offices are located at 305 S. C.R. 1150E on the main school complex and can be reached by calling 351-3214 or (800) 800-9596. Superintendent is Alan Middleton. Board meetings are on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the administrative building. Board members are Mike Howe, Jim Courtright, Bob Ledgerwood, Todd Perkins and Janet Grabill. SCHOOLS IN THE SYSTEM INCLUDE: • Prairie Heights Elementary School, 455 S. C.R. 1150E, LaGrange; phone 351-3214. It houses students from kindergarten through fifth grade. Principal is Brenda Rummel. • Prairie Heights Middle School, 395 S. C.R. 1150E, LaGrange; phone 351-3214. It houses students from sixth to eighth grades. Principal is Jeff Reed. • Prairie Heights High School, 245 S. C.R. 1150E, LaGrange; phone 351-3214. It houses students from ninth through 12th grades. Jeremy Swander is the principal.

DEKALB COUNTY CENTRAL UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT The district serving Ashley, Corunna, Waterloo, Auburn and central and northwestern DeKalb County is headquartered at 3326 C.R. 427, Waterloo. It can be called at 925-3914. Superintendent is Sherry Grate. DeKalb County Central United Schools board meets at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the central administrative offices. Board members are Heather Krebs, Jay Baumgartner, Luanne Betz-Gerig, Bruce Buttermore and Tim Haynes. The administrative office phone is 920-1011. SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT INCLUDE: • Country Meadow Elementary School, 2410 C.R. 10, P.O. Box 9, Ashley; phone 920-1017 or 587-3309. It houses students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Principal is Caleb Miner. • McKenney-Harrison Elementary School, Auburn, 920-1015. It houses students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Principal is Julia Tipton. • James R. Watson Elementary School, Auburn, 920-1014. It houses students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Principal is Steve Teders. • Waterloo Elementary School, 920-1016. It houses students from kindergarten to fifth grade. Principal is Nicole Veit. • DeKalb Middle School, 3338 C.R. 427, Waterloo; phone 920-1013. It houses students Page 10

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EDUCATION from sixth to eighth grades. Principal is Kimberly Fifer.• DeKalb High School, 3424 C.R. 427, Waterloo; phone 920-1012. It houses students from ninth to 12th grades. Principal is Kyle Kirby. • DeKalb New Tech, 3424 C.R. 427, Waterloo; phone 920-1012. Director is Matthew Toth.

GRACE BAPTIST ACADEMY Grace Baptist Academy at 925 N. C.R. 200W, Angola, is a parochial school with paid tuition for kindergarten through 12th graders. It can be called at 665-3193. Principal is the Rev. Bob Koenig.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS • The Educational Opportunity Center is located at 403 S. Martha St., Angola, and can be called at 665-1360. It serves students from MSD of Steuben County, Fremont, Hamilton and Prairie Heights high schools that have dropped out or been expelled, giving them the opportunity to receive a high school diploma. Administrator is Lisa Peters. • IMPACT, 1607 Dowling St., Kendallville, serves all five local public school systems. It can be reached at 888-349-0250 or on the Internet at fcavc.org. • Steuben County Literacy Coalition, 1355 S. Wayne St., Angola, provides educational services and life-long learning opportunities in a variety of programs serving people of all ages, beginning with pre-school aged children. Call 665-1414. Web site is steubenliteracy.org. Executive director is Breann Fink.

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• The Steuben County Division of Family and Children has lists of licensed child-care providers. Phone 665-7313. • Children First Center provides early-intervention, home-based services for special needs children in Steuben, DeKalb and Noble counties. Its headquarters are at 1752 Wesley Road, Auburn, and can be called at 925-3865. • Vistula Head Start is a federally-funded preschool program for children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families. Vistula Park Preschool is a companion program for other 3- to 5-year-olds. There are sites in Angola, Fremont and LaGrange County. Headquarters are at 1100 W. Toledo St., Fremont, and can be called at 495-4775.

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HIGHER EDUCATION • Indiana University Purdue University at Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd., Fort Wayne, is a state-assisted school providing associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees and offering some satellite courses in Steuben County. For general information, call 481-6100; admissions, 481-6812; financial aid, 481-6820. • Ivy Tech Community College, 3800 N.

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EDUCATION Anthony Blvd., Fort Wayne, is a state-assisted school that offers some satellite courses in the Steuben County area. Call 482-9171 for general information; 480-4268, admissions; 480-4136, financial aid. • Trine University in Angola is a private, non-denominational college that grants associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 30 programs on campus, online and at regional education centers, with a new campus being developed in Arizona. Founded in 1884 as Tri-State Normal School, Trine is located on 485 acres in southwest Angola with headquarters at 1 University Ave. Call 665-4100 for information. Web site is trine.edu.

SCHOLARSHIPS • Scholarship information is available in guidance offices at all area high schools. Universities and technical schools also provide scholarship and loan information in their financial aid offices.

• The Steuben County Community Foundation has compiled a comprehensive data base of scholarship-offering institutions and local scholarships; phone 665-6656.

CONTINUING EDUCATION • Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, 416 E. Maumee St., Angola; phone 665-2141. Classes in preventative health education and screening. • Freedom Academy, 743 E. North St., P.O. Box 515, Kendallville; phone 347-0887. Offers courses at sites across Steuben County and in Angola. • Nature Center, Pokagon State Park, Lane 101 Lake James; phone 833-2012. Workshops on nature and interpretive programs. • Trine University. See listing above. • Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola; phone 668-1000, Ext. 1400. • The American Red Cross of Northeast

Indiana serves Allen, DeKalb, Noble, Steuben, Wells and Whitley counties in Indiana and Williams County in Ohio. It provides a variety of classes and services. For more information, call 484-9336 or (800) 513-2599, or visit redcrossofnei.org. Offices are at 1212 E. California Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46895. • Steuben County Council on Aging, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola; phone 665-9856. • Steuben County Literacy Coalition, Education Resource Center, 1355 S. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703; 665-1414.

LIBRARIES • Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola. Phone: 665-3362. Website: steuben.lib.in.us. • Fremont Public Library, 1004 W. Toledo St., Fermont. Phone: 495-7157. • Joyce Public Library, 6035 N. S.R. 327, Orland. Phone: 829-6329.

EMERGENCY NUMBERS ALL EMERGENCIES: 911 FIRE (NON-EMERGENCY) Angola ......................................665-5555 Ashley ......................................587-9222 Camden, Mich. .......................(517) 368-5129 Fremont ....................................495-3805 Hamilton...................................488-2311 Helmer......................................351-2034 Hudson .....................................587-9602 Metz..........................................665-1178 Montgomery, Mich. ...............(517) 296-4267

Orland.......................................829-6494 Salem Center ..........................475-5511 Steuben Township .................475-5040 Stroh .........................................351-3000

POLICE (NON-EMERGENCY) Angola ......................................665-2121 Ashley ......................................587-9388 Clear Lake ...............................495-9158 Fremont ....................................495-9848 Hamilton...................................488-3721 Hudson .....................................587-3500 Orland.......................................829-6411

Steuben County Sheriff’s Department ..........................668-1000 Ext. 5000 Indiana State Police ..............(800) 552-0976 Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Fort Wayne District................426-0807 FBI.............................................426-5331

MEDICAL Cameron Memorial Community Hospital ...........665-2141 Urgent Care of Cameron Hospital ................665-8222 Poison Control ........................(800) 382-9097 Steuben County EMS ............668-1000,Ext. 3300

ENTERTAINMENT Steuben County offers a broad variety of cultural and entertainment activities — everything from museums to Fourth of July celebrations.

HISTORICAL SITES • The Cline Memorial Museum, 313 E. Maumee St., Angola, presents treasures from the 1900s to the 1920s. It is operated by the Steuben County Historical Society and is open Sundays from 2-4 p.m. June through September and special holiday events. The museum is also open by appointment and is available for groups to use for meetings. • The Steuben County Courthouse, located on Public Square in Angola, is also worth a visit. It is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and was built in 1868. • Perhaps the most visible of Steuben County’s historic sites is the Soldiers Monument in the center of the public square. The monument was constructed in 1917 and lists the names of the 1,278 Steuben County men who served during the Civil War. Page 12

Steuben County has the distinction of having the highest per capita enlistment in the Civil War of any county in the state. A $75,000 renovation project culminated in rededication ceremonies for the monument on July 3, 1993. • During warm Sunday afternoons, visitors may enjoy a stop at Collins School on S.R. 120, midway between Outlet Shoppes at Fremont at Fremont and Orland. The one-room school first opened in 1877 and closed in 1943 due to school consolidations. It is open Sundays from 2-5 p.m. June, July and August. • Another summer attraction is Powers Church, located on Old S.R. 1 about a quarter mile north of U.S. 20, east of Angola. The church was founded in 1876 as a Free Church and has been fully restored. It is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and services are held there each summer. Call 665-5498 for details.

CELEBRATIONS Steuben County celebrates the nation’s birthday with parades and fireworks. Angola

and Hamilton are home to two of the parades. Fireworks displays are held in both communities as well as at area lakes. • The 2011 Steuben County 4-H Fair will be held July 19-25 at the county fairgrounds on Crooked Lake. Exhibits, programs and a rodeo are featured during the week-long run. • The Autumn In Angola Fall Festival is conducted by the Go Angola Downtown Alliance and is slated for Sept. 26-28 in downtown Angola. • The Enchanted Lakes Renaissance Faire will be held June 13-15 at the Steuben County 4-H Fairgrounds on Crooked Lake, featuring vendors and entertainment for all ages. • Heritage Days Festival is conducted annually at Prairie Heights Community Schools near Stroh on the second Sunday of October. The 2014 festival is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 11. • The Angola Fourth of July festivities will be held surrounding July 4, including a parade through town, a midway at Commons Park and fireworks at dusk. • The Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce

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ENTERTAINMENT hosts Music Fest annually. Music Fest will be held in downtown Fremont on July 11-12. Fireworks will be held at the Fremont Moose Lodge on Saturday night as part of the festival. • The Orland Chamber of Commerce sponsors the Vermont Settlement Festival on the last weekend of July every year. This year’s event is slated for July 26-27 in downtown Orland and Orland Town Park. • The residents of the communities of Ashley and Hudson get together to celebrate each year on Ashley-Hudson Day. The will be on Saturday, Aug. 2. • A Halloween Spooktacular in downtown Angola will be coordinated by the Go Angola committee on Friday, Oct. 31. • The Orland Area Chamber of Commerce hosts an annual Halloween carnival at the Orland American Legion in conjunction with trick-or-treating in the town. • Santa will arrive in Angola on Friday, Nov. 21. The event is sponsored by the Angola Area Chamber of Commerce. • Rendezvous are held periodically at Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont. FRED WOOLEY

THE ARTS • The Steuben County Theater offers occasional productions at the Dale Hughes Memorial Auditorium in Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola. • All of the county’s public high schools, Angola, Fremont, Hamilton and Prairie Heights, as well as Trine University, offer periodic stage productions. • The high schools also produce musical concerts throughout the year and the university hosts guests. • Concerts and educational programs are occasionally offered at Pokagon State Park on Lake James. One Pokagon staple is a free concert given by the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, “Patriotic Pops,” in front of the Potawatomi Inn. This year it will be held on Wednesday, June 25 at 7 p.m. • Barbershop harmony is available locally with a chapter for men, Pokagon Pitchpipers, and women, the Little River Chapter of the Sweet Adelines. Both groups perform for the public. For information on the Sweet Adelines, contact Carol Cole at 665-8735. For information on the Pokagon Pitchpipers, call 495-3781. • Members of the Frances Elliott Clark Music Club present a concert on the first Tuesday of May each year. • Wells Gallery in Taylor Hall of Humanities on the Trine University campus features Wells Theater, a 75-seat theater that hosts plays, lectures, movies series and gatherings. The Fabiani Theatre at the University Center offers a larger space for theatrical productions, films, lectures and other activities. For more information, contact the university at 665-4100.

People mill about at the Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association Spash-In in front of Potawatomi Inn on the first basin of Lake James. The event draws typically more than two dozen pilots from across the Midwest. The event is held annually in September.

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ENTERTAINMENT only refrigerated toboggan run, which draws visitors from miles around. The ride down the quarter-mile track takes just a few seconds. It is open from Thanksgiving to Feb. 24. Call the park office at 833-2012 for operating hours. • Steuben County has two movie theaters. The Brokaw 1 and 2 (665-3494) and the Strand (665-7169). Both are located on the Public Square in Angola. • Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve, 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont, is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the warm months and is open Saturdays during the winter; and is also open by appointment. Guided buffalo tours are offered, along with horse trail rides and more. For further information, call 495-0137. • Angola Balloons Aloft, attracts balloonists from Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan to Tri-State Steuben County Municipal Airport. The event is July 11-12 and features many free activities. For information, call 316-8577. JUDY OXENGER JOHNSTON

A bee draws some nectar from a flower in northeast Steuben County.

OUT AND ABOUT • Because of its proximity to I-69 and the Indiana Toll Road, Steuben County residents have easy driving access to many special events. • If you enjoy the philharmonic, try Fort Wayne. Professional theater companies visit in Fort Wayne often and Tibbits Opera House

is located in Coldwater, Mich. • Auburn is home to the Auburn-CordDuesenberg Museum as well as the annual Labor Day weekend Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Festival, which includes a parade and

auctions of classic cars. • If you enjoy professional sporting events, Fort Wayne has minor-league professional basketball, baseball and hockey teams.

GETTING CONNECTED Getting connected when you move into a new community can be time-consuming. We’ve listed some basics on community services to help you find your way. Services are listed by community. If you live in an unincorporated area, in the country or at a lake, information will be available in the Steuben County listings.

ANGOLA Water and sewer service may be arranged by calling 665-3422. For garbage pick-up for single family residences or up to three-family dwellings, call 665-3422. Curbside recycling is available

to residents of Angola. Building permits are available from the building commissioner, who can be reached at 665-6846. Information on zoning is available from the city planner’s office, which can be reached by calling 665-7465. Phone service in Angola is provided by Frontier. New service is available by calling 877-462-8188. Electrical and gas service for most of Angola is provided by Northern Indiana Public Service Co., at 800-464-7726. Cable television is provided in the Angola area by Mediacom. New service can be arranged by calling 800-874-2924, Internet

repair service at 800-874-2998 and 24-hour repair can be reached at 800-874-2991.

ASHLEY For water and sewer service in Ashley, contact the town clerk-treasurer’s office at 587-9276. Applications for building permits and zoning information are also available at the clerk’s office. Century Link provides phone service to the community. Century Link can be reached by calling 800-788-3500. NIPSCO, 800-464-7726, provides electrical and gas service. Garbage pickup in the community is provided by several private contractors. Check your local yellow pages.

CLEAR LAKE Clear Lake sewer service can be arranged by calling the Clear Lake Town Hall at 495-9158. Garbage service may be arranged by contacting the town hall at 495-9158. Questions about zoning and building matters also may be referred to the clerk’s office at the same number. Electrical and gas service is available through NIPSCO, 800- 464-7726. Frontier provides phone service by contacting 877-462-8188.

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GETTING CONNECTED FREMONT To arrange water and sewer service along with garbage pickup and curbside recycling, contact the town clerk’s office at 495-7805. Building permits and zoning information are available at 495-2504. Electric and gas service is offered through NIPSCO, 800-464-7726. Telephone service is provided by Frontier, 877-462-8188. Cable television service is offered by Mediacom. Call 800-874-2924 for customer service, 800-874-2998 for Internet repair or 800-874-2991 for 24-hour repair.

HAMILTON Water service in Hamilton may be arranged by contacting the clerk-treasurer’s office at 488-3607. Garbage pickup is included with water service. Electric is through American Electric Power, 800-311-4634. Natural gas is available through Northern Indiana Public Service Co., 800-464-7726.

HUDSON Water and sewer service in Hudson are arranged by calling the clerk-treasurer’s office at 587-9500. Electrical service is available through NIPSCO, 800-464-7726, and natural gas may be secured by calling Northern Indiana Fuel and Light, 800-732-5710.

ORLAND Water service and garbage pickup in Orland is available by calling the town clerk’s office at 829-6411. Electric and natural gas service is available through NIPSCO, 800-464-7726.

TELEPHONE Telephone customers in the exchanges for Angola, Fremont, Hamilton, Orland, Pleasant Lake, Pokagon and Ray (in both Indiana and Michigan) are served by Frontier. For residential service, call 877-462-8188. For business service, call 800-483-5000. Telephone customers in the exchanges for Ashley, Hudson, Stroh and South Milford are served by Century Link. Call 800-788-3500.

VOTER REGISTRATION To register to vote in Steuben County, you must contact the county clerk’s office in the Steuben County Courthouse on the Public Square in Angola. Ashley residents who live in DeKalb County need to register at the clerk-treasurer’s office at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Auburn. Indiana also allows for voter registration at branches of the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, which is located at 1801 N. Wayne St. You do not have to declare a party affiliation to register, but if you vote in the spring primary elections, you must ask for a ballot of the

political party of your choice. You need a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification card to register to vote.

RECYCLING The Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District provides several services for local residents. Recycling drop-off stations, open seven days a week, 24 hours a day, are located Rural King at Angola Square, North Wayne Street, Angola; Bunch’s Shop Rite, S.R. 120, Orland; Fremont Street Department, Albion and Bell streets, Fremont; District offices on C.R. 800S (S.R. 4), east of Ashley; Hamilton Head Start building on S.R. 427. For information on what materials are accepted, call the district’s recycling hotline at 800-777-5462.

LICENSE PLATES Motor vehicle plates, including motorcycles and trailers, are available in Steuben County at the license branch at 1801 N. Wayne St., Angola. Plates and placards for the disabled are also available. Registration for boats, snowmobiles and trailers must also be done through the license branch. Ashley residents who live in DeKalb County

must purchase plates at the branch located at 500 N. Grandstaff Drive, Auburn. Driver’s licenses and learner’s permits also are issued through the state license branches. Driver’s licenses and vehicle titles may be handled through any branch, but registrations for plates must be in the county of residence. A state photo identification, for those who do not have a driver’s license, is also available here. For details, contact the Angola branch at 665-5661. Certain transactions can be conducted over the Internet at in.gov/bmv.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Marriage licenses are available in the clerk’s office in the Steuben County Courthouse, South Public Square, Angola. There is no waiting period. Information on cost and requirements is available by calling 668-1000, ext. 2210.

PET LICENSES Indiana requires licenses be purchased for dogs and cats. The licenses are available at the Steuben County Humane Society, C.R. 200 W. Call 833-2877 for more information.

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HUMAN SERVICES HOSPITALS AND NURSING HOMES CAMERON MEMORIAL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Cameron Memorial Community Hospital has its roots in two Angola hospitals. Cameron Memorial Hospital was founded in 1926 by Dr. Don F. Cameron. Elmhurst Hospital was founded by Dr. Lester L. Eberhart in 1945. In 1972 the two hospitals were merged, with the site for the combined facility, a 61-bed, not-for-profit, acute care hospital, located at its present location at 416 E. Maumee St., Angola. The primary mission of Cameron Memorial Community Hospital is to be a major provider of a wide range of health services to the people of Steuben County and the surrounding area. These services are to be provided in the spirit of charty, concern and excellence. Cameron Hospital is a general community hospital; it is not governmental. There is no tax support. Cameron is a not-for-profit facility. Cameron has a 10-member board of directors. The board is self-sustaining; it elects its own members. Members are limited to two consecutive terms. The hospital’s chief executive officer is selected by the board. The CEO is responsible for the overall operations of the hospital. The total number of hospital employees is 350. There are several physicians who make up the active medical staff, including family practice physicians, general surgeon and an OB/GYN. There are courtesy staff physicians, consulting physicians and honorary physicians. Cameron provides programs and services for the treatment of diseases and health concerns, including a 24-hour emergency department staffed with full-time emergency room physicians, urgent care services, adult and adolescent treatment for alcohol, chemical dependency and behavioral problems, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary services, pharmacy, physical, occupational and speech therapies, radiology (including state-of-the-art mammography, CT scan and open MRI), inpatient and

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People of all ages decorate pumpkins and take part in a variety of autumn activities at the Nature Center at Pokagon State Park. outpatient surgery, community health and education services for all ages, Cameron Woods Senior Living Community and a variety of on-site specialist clinics including cadiology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology, neurology, orthopedics, nephrology, podiatry, psychiatry and pulmonary. Cameron also oversees an Urgent Care Center and regional cancer care center in Angola. Construction of a new Cameron Hospital is underway. The new hospital is going to be located mainly south of the existing facility. Cameron can be reached at 665-2141. • Lakeland Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 500 N. Williams St., Angola. 665-2161. • Northern Lakes Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, 516 N. Williams St., Angola. 665-1163.

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meetings are held throughout the week at various Steuben County locations. For more information, call Women in Transition at 624-3178; Four County Transitional Living for Men at 665-7700; or Cameron Memorial Community Hospital at 665-2141. Also, 866-608-3793, or 488-2250. ALZHEIMER’S SERVICES The Alzheimer’s Services Family Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola. For information call Cameron Home Care and Hospice at 665-2141, Ext. 2176, or the Steuben County Council on Aging at 665-9856. CAREGIVER SUPPORT Cameron Homecare and Hospice Caregiver Support Group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 2-3 p.m. at Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, Angola. A grief support group meets the every Tuesday from 4:30-6 p.m. at Cameron Woods. Details are at 665-2141, ext. 2176. CANCER CARE The Steuben County Cancer Association supports research into causes and cures for cancer, provides educational programs and other services, 316-5533; cancer treatment and information is available at the Regional Cancer Care Center, 516 E. Maumee St., Angola, 624-2120. COMMUNITY SOUP KETTLE Community Soup Kettle noon-1 p.m. Saturday at Turning Point Homeless Shelter on Williams Street in Angola. FAITH COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC Faith Community Health Clinic is open 5-8 p.m. Wednesday for those without insurance and meeting poverty guidelines. Information is at 667-7163. Holy Family Episcopal Church, 909 S. Darling St., Angola. FAITH SOUP KITCHEN Faith Soup Kitchen is held 4-6 p.m. Thursday at Angola United Methodist Church, 220 W. Maumee St., Angola.

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HUMAN SERVICES RED CROSS American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana provides service to military families, disaster relief, blood program and provides volunteer services; 1212 E. California Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825; 484-9336. CASA Court-appointed Special Advocates is an agency that supplies advocates for abused and neglected children; PO Box 111, Albion; 888-636-6101. CHILDREN FIRST CENTER he Children First Center provides educational, therapeutic, and support services for special needs children ages 0-3; 1752 Wesley Road, P.O. Box 562, Auburn, IN 46706; 925-3865 or 800-824-2698. CANI Community Action of Northeast Indiana provides community services including an energy assistance program; Education Resource Center, 1355 S. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703; 665-1160 or 888-437-5012. CAVA Community Anti-Violiance Alliance provides assistance to victims of abuse and information on the prevention of violence toward others, 200 Hoosier Drive, Suite D, Angola; 624-3600. COMMUNITY LIVING Community Living Inc. provides group homes for developmentally disabled adults; 2000 W. C.R. 175N, Angola, IN 46703; 665-7681. CRIME STOPPERS Provides an anonymous avenue for information leading to the arrest and indictment of criminals; P.O. Box 501, Angola, IN 46703. Tips may be phoned in to 668-7867 or 800-600-4258. PREGNANCY TESTS Compassion Pregnancy Center of Northeast Indiana offers pregnancy testing and counseling, as well as baby items for babies up to 2 years old, 711 E. Harcourt Road, Angola, 668-7773. WELFARE The Division of Family and Children provides assistance for Medicaid, food stamps, Aid to Dependent Children, disabled children and for the aged, blind and disabled; 1915 N. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703; 665-3713. ALCOHOL REHABILITATION Four County Transitional Living is an alcohol and drug recovery house for men; 227 1/2 W. Maumee St., Angola, IN 46703; 665-7700. Women in Transition, recovery house for women only in Angola. Call 624-3178 for information. ANIMAL SHELTER Humane Society of Steuben County provides a shelter for homeless dogs and cats; 1700 N. C.R. 200W, P.O. Box 204, Angola, IN 46703; 833-2877. DEPRESSION/BIPOLAR SUPPORT ALLIANCE Meets first and third Sundays at 4:30 p.m. at Ashley United Methodist Church. 347-2291. INDIANA JOB WORKS Provides free employment services, claims service, unemployment compensation and

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Pokagon State Park Interpretive Naturalist Fred Wooley provides a nature lesson to a young visitor to Pokagon. labor market information, 936 W. 15th St., Auburn, IN 46706; 925-0124. LIFE SKILLS COUNSELING SERVICES Provides counseling services, 312 N. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703; 665-1138. MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES Mental Health Association provides community education, service related to mental health awareness, P.O. Box 372, Angola, IN 46703; 665-5981. BIG BROTHERS/BIG SISTERS OF NORTHEAST INDIANA Provides a caring adult friend for children ages 6 to 17 years old from single parent homes, 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807; 456-1600. NORTHEASTERN CENTER INC. Comprehensive mental health center, inpatient and outpatient treatment, consul-

tations and education with addiction counseling, day treatment and 24-hour emergency services, 326 Intertech Parkway, Angola, IN 46703; 243-5846. PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NORTHEAST INDIANA Provides pregnancy testing and counseling. Provides contraceptive information and supplies. 3914 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802; 423-1322. PROJECT HELP OF STEUBEN COUNTY Serves as an umbrella agency for referral information and supplemental direct aid for indigent and low-income people. 711 E. Harcourt Road, Angola, IN 46703; 665-9697. RAPE AWARENESS PROGRAM RAPE CRISIS HOTLINE Volunteer counselors available 24 hours for emotional support and advice, P.O. Box

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HUMAN SERVICES 10554, Fort Wayne, IN 46853; 426-7273. RISE INC. Serves Steuben and DeKalb county disabled and displaced adults in developmental, vocational and daily living training. 1600 Wohlert St., Angola, IN 46703; 665-9408. SALVATION ARMY Provides aid to transients, paroled prisoners, disaster relief, aid to unwed mothers and alcoholics. Call 665-1160. SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION Administers the retirement, survivors, disability, Medicare and SSI programs of the federal government. 124 W. 9th St., Auburn, IN 46706; 800-772-1213 or 925-0494. STEUBEN COUNTY ADULT DAY SERVICES Provides caregivers with adult daycare service to give them a break. 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 1B, Angola, IN 46703; 665-1718. STEUBEN COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING Provides services to senior citizens in Steuben County. 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 1B, Angola, IN 46703; 665-9856. STEUBEN COUNTY DIVISION OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN

County welfare agency serving families and children. 1913 N. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703; 665-3713. STEUBEN COUNTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE Publicly-operated ambulance and emergency medical service. 100 E. Gale St., Angola, IN 46703; dial 911 in an emergency or call the business office at 668-1000, ext. 3300. STEUBEN COUNTY HEALTH NURSE Makes home visits, does immunizations, tuberculosis testing and crippled children follow-up. 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 3A, Angola, IN 46703; 668-1000, ext. 1570. STEUBEN COUNTY LITERACY COALITION Assistance in developing reading skills and referral for testing, math skills, English as a second language and other skills. 1355 S. Wayne St., Angola, IN 46703; 665-1414. STEUBEN MOBILE MEALS Provides meals for home-bound individuals. For delivery in Angola call 475-5858; for other parts of the county contact 624-2010 and 316-1115. STEUBEN COUNTY UNITED WAY

Provides funds for social service agencies and programs for Steuben County, 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 3D, Angola, IN 46703; 665-6196. TURNING POINT SHELTER Short-term homeless shelter, 600 N. Williams St., Angola, 665-9191. VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION (STEUBEN COUNTY) Offers services to veterans, aid to widows of veterans, financial and educational assistance to children of veterans. 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 2B, Angola, IN 46703; 668-1000, Ext. 1060. WELL CHILD CLINIC Provides immunizations, physicals and screening for children of low-income families. 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 3B, Angola, IN 46703; 665-2403. WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN Nutritional program with supplemental food items essential to growth, including pre-natal nutritional assistance, for low-income people. 317 S. Wayne St., Suite 3C, Angola, IN 46703; 668-1000, Ext. 1050

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LAKE ASSOCIATIONS Many of the more heavily populated lakes in Steuben County are served by associations that deal with a variety of issues and organize activities. Some lakes have neighborhood associations separate of the lake associations. The Steuben County Lakes Council provides a wide variety of resources and services and takes an active voice in lake issues. The Lakes Council maintains an office at 207 S. Wayne St., Suite B, Angola. The phone is 665-1730 and is staffed by Sue Myers. The council’s president is Jim Aikman. President Elect is Tom Hazelett. Treasurer is

LAKES Steuben County might best be known for its lakes, of which there are over 100 (for tourism marketing purposes, the number 101 is used). The county’s lakes range in size from a few acres to 1,034 acres, which is Lake James, one of the state’s largest natural lakes. A majority of the lakes are in Jamestown and Pleasant townships. That’s where the Lake James chain is located, which includes Big and Little Otter lakes, Snow Lake, Lake James and Jimmerson Lake. Other major lakes in these two townships include Lake George, Barton Lake, Crooked Lake, Fox Lake and Loon Lake. Clear Lake, in the northeastern corner of the county, is considered to have some of the best water quality in the state, according to authorities with Indiana University and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Hamilton Lake, which is practically surrounded by the town of Hamilton in the southeastern corner of the county, has 802 surface acres. Lake Gage, a round, kettle-shaped lake near Orland, is about 332 acres and like Clear Lake, has extremely high water quality. With all of the lakes along with Pigeon River, Fish Creek and Fawn River (Crooked Creek) it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Steuben County has a lot of water. In fact, about 9 percent of the county’s surface acreage is water. Some of the county’s lakes are highly developed, such as Lake James and Crooked Lake. Crooked Lake was one of the earliest in the county to be developed for recreational use. There once were passenger trains that carried visitors to Crooked Lake and Lake James. Many of the early cottages on county lakes have either been converted to year-round use or have been knocked down and replaced with permanent homes, or modern second homes. A study sponsored by the Steuben County Community Foundation to inventory historic structures in Steuben County was buoyed upward due to the many older cottages on some of the lakes.

Arnold Dose. The Lakes Council’s website is lakescouncil.org. Following are lake association representatives to the Lakes Council. Arrowhead: Mike Kissau, 665-2685 Crooked Lake: Diane Cooper, 402-8101 Clear Lake: Gregory Brown, 495-2278 Fox Lake: Walter Tucker, 419-356-4700 Golden Lake: Jack Sweeney, 475-5837 Lake Gage/Lime Lake: Allen Lefevre, 833-1916 Hamilton Lake: Tom Blood, 488-3144 Lake George: Renate Brenneke, 517-238-4583

Jimmerson Lake: Ken Erlenbaugh, 833-1313 Lake James: Ken Buchan, 833-3216 Lake Pleasant: Janet Bohney, 833-4964 Long Lake: Robert Glick, 925-0654 Ball Lake: Walt Lilley, 488-3358 Big/Little Otter lakes: Dan Thiele, 833-9031 Snow Lake: Sherry Fulk, 833-0875 West Otter Lake: John Williamson, 668-7992 Hogback Lake: Chris Burke, 317-627-6479 Big Turkey Lake: Fred Burkhalter, 351-2202

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LAKES Lake James’ hilly, wooded shoreline is dotted with lake cottages and homes. However, about one-fourth of the natural shoreline of James, in Pokagon State Park, remains much as it was when it was created by the glaciers. Pokagon’s shoreline extends to its northern boundary on Snow Lake. There, a steep, tree-covered hill drops off sharply to the water’s edge. Some of the county’s lakes remain natural wonders, with little encroachment by humans. Those include the Seven Sisters Lakes, near Pokagon State Park, where a nature preserve, privately-owned wetlands and Trine State Recreation Area surround the shoreline. The Seven Sisters, the largest of which is Gentian Lake, are some of the most pristine lakes in the Midwest. Also, there’s Walters Lake, near Fremont. There are only two access points, and both are privately owned. If you can get there, Walters Lake produces some of the best pan fishing around. Somewhat more accessible is Loon Lake, west of Angola. Much of Loon Lake is preserved by the Nature Conservancy, a private, international land conservation group. Loon Lake is home to many different species of rare and endangered plants and wildflowers, including carnivorous plants. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources maintains a fish hatchery along the Fawn River in Orland. There, DNR Fish and Wildlife biologists raise fish for stocking in Indiana lakes and also use the facility as a base from which to conduct research on fish and fisheries in Indiana.

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SPORTS AND RECREATION Steuben County offers a wide variety of sports and recreational activities, especially with the presence of Trine University, the YMCA of Steuben County, Pokagon State Park, Pigeon River State Fish and Wildlife Area and the 101 lakes. Along with Trine, the presence of five area high schools — Angola, Fremont, Hamilton, Prairie Heights and Grace Baptist Academy — gives spectators an opportunity to watch a wide range of sports.

COLLEGE, PREP SPORTS Trine University and the five high schools serving Steuben County offer a wide range of athletics. The sports offered at Angola, Fremont, Hamilton, Prairie Heights and Grace Baptist Academy include baseball, boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls’ cross country, football, boys’ and girls’ golf, gymnastics, boys’ and girls’ soccer, softball, boys’ and

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SPORTS AND RECREATION AUTO RACING Angola Motorsport Speedway is a three-eighths of a mile, sanctioned asphalt track for stock car racing. It is located at 2850 N. C.R. 600E, Fremont. The telephone number is 495-7223. The season runs from May through September with racing in super late models, modifieds, street stock and mini-stock classes. Along with grandstand seating, the track also has skyboxes available for rent.

BOATING To drive a boat with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater one must be at least 15. Those over 18 need driver’s license or state-issued photo identification card. For ages 15 to 17, operators must have completed the official Indiana safe boating course and also must have a state identification card or driver’s license. Generally, lakes less than 300 acres in size have speed limits. Many lakes in the county have public access sites. In addition, public access sites are located at the Pigeon River State Fish & Wildlife Area in western Steuben County. Steuben County lakes with public access sites include Ball, Beaver Dam, Big Bower, Big Otter, Big Turkey, Clear, Crooked, Fish, Fox, Golden, Hamilton, Jimmerson, Lime, Little Turkey, Loon, Marsh, West Otter and Pigeon. Boat and other related rentals are available at Pokagon State Park and area marinas.

BOWLING There is one bowling alley in Angola: • ANGOLA BOWL, 2305 N. Wayne St.; 665-9312.

CAMPING There are many campgrounds in Steuben County. The only publicly-operated campgrounds are: • POKAGON STATE PARK, 450 Lane 100, Lake James, Angola; 833-2012. It has 275 campsites. • STEUBEN COUNTY PARK/ CAMPGROUND, 100 Lane 101, Crooked Lake, Angola; 833-2401. It has about 160 campsites. All other campgrounds in Steuben County include: • BUCK LAKE RANCH, 2705 Buck Lake Road, Angola; 665-6699. • CAMP SACK-IN, 8740 E. C.R. 40S, Angola; 665-5166. It has 150 campsites. • CIRCLE B PARK, 9 Circle B Campground, Hogback Lake, Angola; 665-5353. It has 150 campsites and cabin rentals. • COOK’S HAPPY ACRES CAMPGROUND, 1940 S. C.R. 300W, Angola; 665-9843. • HI-VUE CAMP GROUND, 215 Lane 250B, Lake Gage; 833-9949. • LAKE JAMES CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY YOUTH CAMP & RETREAT CENTER, 1880 W. C.R. 275N, Angola; 833-2786.

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CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING Pokagon State Park offers cross-country skiing when there is a 6-inch base of snow. With the exception of this season, skis are available at the park’s Civilian Conservation

Corps shelter. Rentals are expected to resume next winter. For more information, call Pokagon State Park at 833-2012.

FISHING Fishing is a popular pursuit in Steuben County with its 101 lakes and various creeks. It is a year-round pursuit. All people fishing in Indiana between the ages of 17 and 65 require a state license. Licenses are available at local fishing bait and tackle outlets, sporting goods and hardware stores. Information and licensing is also available on the state’s website, .in.gov.

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SPORTS AND RECREATION • RAPID RACEWAY, 2175 W. C.R. 175N, Crooked Lake; 833-1095.

GOLF There are eight golf courses in Steuben County. • Trine University is home to ZOLLNER GOLF COURSE. The 18-hole, par-72 course has played host to past National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics men’s golf national championships. It is home to Trine’s men’s and women’s golf teams. It will be the host of the Women’s NCAA Division III National Championships in this year. For tee times and fees, call 665-4269. The other Steuben County golf courses include: • COLD SPRINGS RESORT, 60 Lane 120F, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton; 488-2920. Eighteenhole, par-58 course. • COUNTRY MEADOWS GOLF RESORT, P.O. Box 215, S.R. 120W, Fremont; 495-4525. Eighteen-hole par-71 course. • GLENDARIN HILLS GOLF CLUB, 3333 Glendarin Way, Angola; 624-3550. Eighteenhole, 72-par championship course. • HIDDEN VALLEY GOLF COURSE, 5370 E. Metz Road, Angola; 665-6064. Eighteen-hole, par-71 course. • LAKE JAMES GOLF COURSE, 1445 W. 275 North, Angola; 833-3967. Eighteen-hole, par-72 course. • BLEDSOE’S LAKEVIEW GOLF COURSE, 60 Lane 470 Lake James, Angola, 833-2240. Nine-hole, par 27 course. There are also two miniature golf courses in the county: • PIRATE’S RAMPAGE MINIATURE GOLF, 2201 N. Wayne St., Angola; 624-2459. • POKAGON FALLS, 640 W. County Road 400N., Angola; 665-8322.

HORSEBACK RIDING Horseback riding is offered primarily from Memorial Day through Labor Day at Pokagon State Park’s stables on Lake James. There is also riding on weekends before Memorial Day and after Labor Day, weather permitting. For more information, call 833-2012.

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Larry and Brice Bassett’s Swamp Monster boat at last year’s Steuben County United Way Cardboard Boat Regatta had some unique features, including smoke bombs in the mouth area to make it look like a fire-breathing dragon. is $20 a year. Call Dick Spangle at 665-5731 or Ron Reed at 665-7006. • HAMILTON FISH & GAME CLUB, 400 Fish & Game Club Road, Hamilton; 488-2723.

PHYSICAL FITNESS Fitness and health outlets include the YMCA of Steuben County, Trine University’s Gettig Fitness Center, Club Fitness, Curves for Women, Contour’s Express and the Steuben County Senior Center in the Steuben Community Center in Angola. The YMCA of Steuben County offers a variety of educational and athletic programs. The Steuben Senior Center programs are for adults ages 50 and older. They are either free to the public or require a small fee for participation. Also geared toward that age group are programs offered by Cameron Memorial Community Hospital’s Healthy Lifesteps. For more information, call or visit the following: • YMCA OF STEUBEN COUNTY, 500 E. Harcourt Road, Angola; 668-3607. • CLUB FITNESS, 605 W. C.R. 275N, Angola; 665-5919. • ANYTIME FITNESS, 205 W. Harcourt Road, Angola, 665-6666.

• CURVES FOR WOMEN, 610 N. Wayne St., Angola; 624-3222. • HEALTHY LIFE STEPS, Cameron Woods, 701 W. Harcourt Road, Angola; 624-2197, ext. 21. The coordinator is Danette Kammeyer. • STEUBEN COUNTY SENIOR CENTER, Steuben Community Center, 317 S. Wayne St., Angola; 665-9856. • TRINE UNIVERSITY, 1 University Ave., Angola; 665-4150.

ROLLERSKATING • CONAWAY’S ROLLERWAY skating rink is located at 2160 W. C.R. 175N, Angola, near the Steuben County 4-H Park at Crooked Lake, 833-3550.

SNOWMOBILING The Potawatomi Snowmobilers club oversees maintenance of the 32-mile Potawatomi Snowmobile Trail system that runs north of Angola in the Crooked Lake-Lake James area. The trail system represents the efforts of the snowmobiling club and the cooperation of numerous landowners. Club commercial memberships are $25, family memberships are $15 and single

HUNTING Specific seasons for hunting all animals in Indiana are set by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, which prints annual handbooks, available at most hunting and fishing goods stores. Information and licensing is also available on the state’s website, in.gov.

SHOOTING SPORTS CLUBS AND PROGRAMS INCLUDE: • ANGOLA CONSERVATION CLUB, which hosts monthly shooting matches on the second Sunday of every month from May to October at its site behind the Angola American Legion Post on U.S. 20. Membership

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SPORTS AND RECREATION memberships are $10 annually. For more information about the club and trails, check the club’s website, pscsnowmobiler.com. Snowmobile trails are open with a minimum 4-inch cover. Registration of snowmobiles must be done through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Registration forms are available throughout the county, the jail area of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department, any snowmobile dealer, through the Potawatomi Snowmobilers Club or though any DNR Conservation officer. Events hosted by the snowmobile club are listed on its website.

TENNIS There are tennis courts available at Trine University, Angola High School, Hendry Park Elementary School, Fremont High School and Prairie Heights High School.

NATURE Like its lakes, Steuben County also is known for its natural areas. There are over 100 lakes. There are meadows, marshes, rolling hills, wetlands, creeks, wooded areas, ponds and enough flora and fauna to make even the heartiest nature lover satisfied. There are several areas in the county where one can commune with nature. The granddaddy of them all, perhaps, is Pokagon State Park, which lies on the shores of Lake James and Snow Lake. The park has over 1,200 acres including a nature center to instruct and inform visitors as well as provide special programs. The park has expanded to its east with a couple of recent acquisitions made possible in part through ACRES Inc. Funds are still being raised for the expansion. For information, contact the park at 833-2012. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has recently added to its local inventory of properties the Trine State Recreation Area, which is east across I-69 from Pokagon. This property, some 245 acres, is north of the Seven Sisters Lakes and the adjoining Wing Haven Nature Preserve (see below).

NATURE PRESERVES There are several nature preserves in the county, most of which are owned by ACRES Inc., a land preservation group based in Fort Wayne. The nature preserves include the following: • WING HAVEN NATURE PRESERVE, 180 W. C.R. 400N, Angola, near Pokagon State Park. The preserve includes the Seven Sisters Lakes and a log home and art studio used by Helen Swenson, who created the preserve.

• WOODLAND BOG, on C.R. 100N, east of C.R. 200E. The 20-acre tract features dense mats of ferns and clear ponds. • BALL LAKE NATURE PRESERVE, Ball Lake 101, off Bellefontaine Road, Hamilton. Almost 27 acres were gifted to ACRES in 1996 by the Ball Lake Association. Includes a trail system. • BEECHWOOD NATURE PRESERVE, S.R. 127N, north of C.R. 500N. It offers long views of neighboring lakes and features an expanse of beech woodland. • BRAMMALL NATURE PRESERVE, 2645 E. U.S. 20, Angola. The 80-acre property donated by the Brammall family and protected by ACRES includes shoreline on Pigeon Lake, Pigeon Pond and Pigeon River and hiking trails. • MARION’S WOODS, 805 Calvary Lane, Angola. ACRES Preserve protects the last untouched urban forest in the city. • ROBB HIDDEN CANYON NATURE PRESERVE, south side of Ball Lake, north of C.R. 800S and east of C.R. 175E. • ROPCHAN WILDLIFE REFUGE, S.R. 827 near C.R. 500N. • ROPCHAN MEMORIAL NATURE PRESERVE, C.R. 700W, Orland. For more information about ACRES and its programs, call 422-1004.

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NATURE district biologist’s office is also at the facility. The hatchery is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. • THE NATURE CONSERVANCY, a non-profit group dedicated to preserving natural habitats and environmentally sensitive areas, operates an Angola office in Peachtree Plaza 200, 1220 N. 200W, Angola, to oversee its Fish Creek Trail Project and its Pigeon Creek Project. • FISH CREEK is a 110-square-mile watershed in Steuben and DeKalb counties

in Indiana and Williams County in Ohio. It is considered one of the Great Lakes’ most diverse stream systems. There are 31 mussel species, including three that are federally-endangered, and 43 fish species. Included in this project was the establishment of a nature preserve, Douglas Woods, south of Hamilton, and a trail system that starts across from Gnagy Park in Hamilton. • THE PIGEON RIVER watershed includes Steuben and LaGrange counties in Indiana and portions of southern Michigan, including

the 11,500-acre Pigeon River State Fish and Wildlife Area with its headquarters in Mongo. There are 34 species of mammals in the watershed. Also found there are the endangered Mitchell’s satyr butterfly, along with a stand of tamarack trees in Indiana that is among one of the largest bogs in the state. Both projects have been identified by The Nature Conservancy as among eight great Hoosier landscapes worthy of preservation. For more information, call The Nature Conservancy at 665-9141.

ORGANIZATIONS Here are community organizations serving Steuben County and how to reach them: • ABATE REGION O, Steuben and LaGrange, Hamilton Fish and Game Club, 110 E. Railroad St., Hamilton, third Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. • AGE AND BEAUTY CLUB, meets the second Monday of each month at Nevada Mills United Methodist Church, 4710 W. Bachelor Road, Nevada Mills, March through December at 12:30 p.m. Call Violet Adams at 833-2777. • ANGOLA AMERICAN LEGION POST 31 • ANGOLA INTERNATIONAL ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS LODGE NO. 180, 501 S. John St., Angola, meets the first and third Monday of every month, 7:30 p.m. • ANGOLA MASONIC LODGE, meets the first Tuesday of each month at 35 S. Public Square, Angola, at 7:30 p.m. • ANGOLA MOOSE LODGE NO. 1568, 108 N. Martha St., Angola; call 665-9361. • ANGOLA ELKS LODGE NO. 2398, 2005 N. Wayne St., Angola; call 665-6408. • ANGOLA LIONS, meets the first and third Wednesday of each month in the cafeteria at Cameron Memorial Hospital, 416 E. Maumee St., Angola, at 6:30 p.m. • ANTHONY WAYNE AREA COUNCIL, Boy Scouts of America, 8315 W. Jefferson, Fort Wayne, 432-9593 or (800) 272-2922. • ASHLEY-HUDSON 2000 LIONS, dinner second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. and board meeting the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., Ashley OES Hall, Morgan Street, Ashley. • AWANA is a Christian fellowship for children ages 3 through 12th grade during the school year. Meetings are Mondays at Pleasant Lake Baptist Church from 6-7:30 p.m. Call 475-5910. • BARIX CLINICS SUPPORT GROUP, meets the third Thursday of each month at Coachlight Coffee House, 30 N. Public Square, Angola, at 5 p.m. • CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP OF STEUBEN COUNTY, meets the third Tuesday of each month at Carnegie Public Library, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola at 2 p.m. Call 665-2141, ext. 2176. • ANGOLA NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY, 904 N. Williams St., Angola; call 665-3461. • CLEAR LAKE LIONS CLUB, meets first and third Tuesdays, April through October,

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ORGANIZATIONS call Rick Corcimiglia, 833-3758 or 495-9024. • DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, Pokagon Chapter, P.O. Box 19, Fremont. Meet second Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Fremont Public Library, 1004 W. Toledo St. Contact Kay Smith at 495-7175. • DEMOCRATIC BREAKFAST CLUB OF STEUBEN COUNTY, meets the third Saturday of each month at the Sunset Grill, 2340 W. Orland Road, Crooked Lake, at 9 a.m. • EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUBS, for information contact Purdue Extension Steuben County, 668-1000, ext. 1400. • 4-H CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS, for information contact Purdue Extension Steuben County, 668-1000, ext. 1400. • FREMONT AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 257. Call 495-9329. • FREMONT MASONIC LODGE, meets the first Wednesday of each month at 3224 E. S.R. 120, Fremont, at 7 p.m. • FREMONT MOOSE LODGE, 1665 E. S.R. 120, Fremont. Call 495-5407. • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP, for bereavement due to death, meets Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. at Cameron Woods, 701 W. Harcourt Road, Angola. Call 665-2141, ext. 5176. • HAMILTON LIONS CLUB, meets twice monthly in the spring and summer and monthly during the winter. Contact Bob Howard at 488-2357. • LAND OF LAKES LIONS CLUB, meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2013 N. Wayne St., Angola. Call 316-7233. • LIMBERLOST GIRL SCOUTS. Call 833-1471. • 101 LAKES KIWANIS CLUB. Meets each Thursday at Cahoot’s Coffee Cafe, 218 W. Maumee St., Angola, 7 a.m. • ORLAND AMERICAN LEGION POST NO.

423. Meets the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the post, 6215 N. S.R. 327, Orland. Call 829-6544. • PLEASANT LAKE LIONS CLUB. Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month at Pleasant Lake Elementary School. • PLEASANT REBEKAH LODGE NO. 35, meets the second and fourth Mondays of each month at IOOF Lodge No. 180, 501 S. John St., Angola, 7 p.m. • POKAGON STATE PARK NATURE CENTER, 450 Lane 100, Lake James. Contact Fred Wooley at 833-3506. • PURDUE UNIVERSITY COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE. Contact the Steuben County Extension Office at 668-1000, ext. 1400. • RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROJECT, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, meets Wednesdays through June 30, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. • ROTARY CLUB OF ANGOLA, meets Mondays at Glendarin Hills Golf Club, noon. • STAR LODGE NO. 225 of the Free and Accepted Masons, meets the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Call Gene German at 829-6429. • STEUBEN COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CENTRAL COMMITTEE. Call Judy Rowe, 668-7100 • STEUBEN COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, 1701 N. Wayne St., Angola. Call Jennifer Danic, executive director, at 665-6656. • STEUBEN COUNTY 4-H AND 4-H FAIR BOARD. Call the Steuben County Extension Office at 668-1000, ext. 1400. • STEUBEN COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. Meets third Monday of the month, Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County, 322 S. Wayne St., Angola, 7 p.m. • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF NORTHEAST INDIANA. Contact 925-2508.

• STEUBEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of the month at Cline House Museum, 313 E. Maumee St., Angola. • STEUBEN COUNTY REPUBLICAN CENTRAL COMMITTEE. Call Dennis Zent at 833-0145. • STEUBEN COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN. Meets the first Wednesday of the month at noon at Angola Elks Lodge No. 2398, 2003 N. Wayne St., Angola. No meetings in December, June, July and August. Call Beth Weicht Lee at 665-3111. • STEUBEN WOMAN’S CLUB, meets on first Mondays of the month at Pleasant View Church of Christ, 200 Fox Lake Road, Angola, at 11 a.m. • SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN AND CLEAN AND FREE ADDICTIONS SUPPORT GROUP, meets the first and third Monday of each month at Lake Missionary Church, 9030 U.S. 20 West, Angola, at 7 p.m. • VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POST NO. 7205 WOMAN’S AUXILIARY, meets the second Monday of each month at 2013 N. Wayne St., Angola.Call 665-5600. • YOUNG DISCIPLES, Christian youth group for ages 5 through eighth grade, Wednesdays at Grace Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Call 665-3192.

SORORITIES • BETA SIGMA PHI PRECEPTOR ALPHA MU, call Colleen Saylor at 833-2105. • PSI IOTA XI SORORITY, contact Bev Van Westen at 665-9613. • SIGMA PHI GAMMA ALPHA IOTA CHAPTER, call Cindy Ax at 495-2607. • TRI-KAPPA, contact Carol Bassett, 665-3121.

RELIGION ASSEMBLY OF GOD ASSEMBLY OF GOD, 1405 N. Williams St., Angola, 665-9998. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Ronald Moore, pastor. FREMONT COMMUNITY CHURCH, Fremont

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HILLCREST BAPTIST CHURCH, 1380 S. Wayne St., Angola, 665-7246. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. worship, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Terry Sturges, pastor. FAITH BAPTIST CHURCH, 560 W. C.R. 400N at State Road 127, Angola, 665-1283. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship,10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday services, 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. J. Arnold Fair, pastor. GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH, 925 N. C.R. 200W, Angola, 665-3192. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday AWANA Club, 6:30 p.m.; praise and prayer service, 7 p.m. Bob Koenig, pastor, 833-1005. HELMER INDEPENDENT BAPTIST CHURCH, C.R. 766S, Helmer. Pastor Rick Davis. Sunday school 10 a.m.; Sunday worship 11 a.m.; Thursday worship 6 p.m. LOVE DIVINE BAPTIST CHURCH, corner of S.R. 4 and C.R. 23, Ashley, 854-2156. Sunday

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RELIGION services, 11 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Thursday services, 6:30 p.m. Rev. Carl Ritchie. PLEASANT LAKE BAPTIST, 1380 State St., Pleasant Lake, 475-5910. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Bible study, 6:30 p.m. George Foulk, pastor, 475-5005. PRECIOUS MEMORIES BAPTIST CHURCH, 3505 Metz Road, Angola. Services Friday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. Minister, Olie Smith.

CHRISTIAN ANGOLA CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1297 N. C.R. 200W, Angola, 665-3815. Sunday worship, 10:15 a.m.; group study, 9 a.m.; Wednesday prayer, praise and worship at 6:30 p.m., lesson at 7 p.m. John Coney, minister; Stephen Mangold, worship director. METZ CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1945 S. C.R. 800E, Metz, 665-1375. Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m.; Bible study, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Michael Hesterman, pastor. LAKE AREA CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 4760 N. S.R. 827, Fremont, 495-5222. Early chapel, 7:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Sunday worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday supper, 5 p.m. and youth and adult Bible studies, 6 p.m. Scott Saltsman, evangelist. NORTH SCOTT CHRISTIAN CHURCH, C.R. 550E, Angola. Bible study, 9 a.m.; Worship, 10 a.m. David Wilson, pastor.

CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN PLEASANT CHAPEL CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 1993 C.R. 8, Ashley, (260) 587-3856. Worship, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. Valarie Kline, pastor.

CHURCH OF CHRIST ASHLEY CHURCH OF CHRIST, West Hobart Street, Ashley. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. COLUMBIA CHURCH OF CHRIST, 14-994 Williams County Road 150, Edon, Ohio, (419) 272-3303. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.; Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Nathan Derico, minister, (419) 272-2071. HAMILTON CHURCH OF CHRIST, 4040 E. Church St., Hamilton, 488-2719. Bible school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; and Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Jeff Alexander, pastor. PLEASANT VIEW CHURCH OF CHRIST, 200 Fox Lake Road, Angola, 665-2813, pvccangola.com. The Gathering, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 p.m.; celebrative worship, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday groups, 6 p.m. The Rev. Eric Bingaman, pastor; Laura Brady, children’s director. STEUBEN COUNTY CHURCH OF CHRIST, 613 N. Williams St., Angola, 665-3794. Bible class, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m. Bill Romans, minister. STROH CHURCH OF CHRIST, 4540 S. County Road 1100W, Hudson, 351-4626. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; worship service, 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Mike Hamm, preaching minister.

CHURCH OF GOD ASHLEY CHURCH OF GOD, 101 N. Gonser St. Ashley; Pastor Bob Neace, 260-587-9565; Sunday School 9:30 a.m.; Worship 10:30am; Prayer Service 6:00 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday Farm Wagon 10:00 a.m.; or visit our website at www.AshleyChurchofGod.com STROH CHURCH OF GOD, Main Street, Stroh, (260) 351-2910. Sunday school, adult 9 a.m., youth 10:15 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Jeff and Brenda Berry, pastors. TODAY’S CHURCH OF GOD (of Cleveland, Tenn.) 13 Berry St., Quincy, Mich. (517) 639-9068. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Worship, 11 a.m.; Sun. evening service, 7 p.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 7 p.m.; Friday prayer meeting, 7 p.m. C.J. Saddler III, bishop.

CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE ANGOLA COMMUNITY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 401 N. Jerald Lett Ave., Angola. Sunday services 10 a.m.; 11 a.m. Sunday school. Tony Baker, pastor, 665-2045. ORLAND CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE, 6015 N. State Road 327, Orland, 829-6395. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Rodger Strong, pastor.

CONGREGATIONAL FIRST CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, please see United Church of Christ listing. LAKE GAGE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 5540 N. County Road 550 West, Lake Gage, 833-6898. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Steve Altman, pastor, 829-6364. ORLAND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 9315 W. State Road 120, Orland, 829-6187. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday youth group and Good News Club for children, 6 p.m. Mark Emelander, pastor, 829-6143.

EPISCOPAL HOLY FAMILY EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 909 S. Darling St., Angola, 665-5067. Worship (Holy Eucharist), 10:30 a.m. Sunday, nursery

available 9:45 a.m., Sunday school 11 a.m. Fr. Michael T. Fulk, priest in charge.

EVANGELICAL SONLIGHT COMMUNITY CHURCH, 269 S. C.R. 200W, Angola, 665-9456. Services at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor, Jason Rains.

JEHOVAH’S WITNESS KINGDOM HALL OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, S.R. 827N, Angola, 665-6807. Sunday public discourse, 9:30 a.m.; Watchtower study, 10:30 a.m.

LATTER-DAY SAINTS CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS, 1508 Williams St., Angola, 665-9444. Sunday service, 10 a.m. R. Thomas Robison, branch president.

LUTHERAN CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH (ELCA), 1301 N. Williams St., Angola, 665-2516. Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m. Rev. Angela Schannon. CLEAR LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH (MISSOURI SYNOD), 270 Outer Drive, Clear Lake, 833-3854, cllutheran@frontier.com. Sunday service, 9 a.m.; Holy Eucharist, second and fourth Sunday of each month; Bible classes for all ages, 10 a.m. Summer schedule: Saturday chapel service, 5:30 p.m. Rev. Tim Miller. LAKE GEORGE LUTHERAN CHAPEL CHURCH (MISSOURI SYNOD), west side of Lake George at 1540 W. County Road 800N, Fremont, 833-6208. Worship, 9 a.m.; Holy communion second and fourth weekends. The Rev. Stanton Temme, minister. LAKE JAMES LUTHERAN CHAPEL, 80 Lane 200D, Glen Eden Springs, Lake James. Worship, 9 a.m. Guest pastors each week, Memorial Day to Labor Day. PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (MISSOURI SYNOD), 355 E. S.R. 120, Fremont, 495-4306. Saturday contemporary worship 5 p.m., Sunday worship 8 and 10 a.m.; Sunday school/ Bible classes 9:15 a.m., Holy Communion, first and third Saturdays, 5 p.m., first and

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RELIGION LAKE MISSIONARY CHURCH, 9030 W. U.S. 20, West Otter Lake, 665-2254, lakemissionarychurch.org. Sunday worship and celebration, 10 a.m.; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Lake Kids’ Club, teen outreach and adult Bible study. Lead pastor Lance Witham; care/evangelism pastor Mike Cain; youth pastor Jason Bland.

third Sundays, 10:30 a.m., second and fourth Sundays, 8 a.m. Wayne Berkesch and Chadwick Potts, pastors. PRINCE OF PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH (MISSOURI SYNOD), 10275 E. LaGrange County Road 550 South, between Big Long Lake and Stroh, 351-2144. Worship, 9 a.m.; Christian education,10:30 a.m. Holy Communion, second and fourth Sundays. The Rev. James Elsner, pastor.

PLEASANT LAKE MENNONITE CHURCH, 5142 S. Old U.S. 27, Pleasant Lake, 475-5866. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Jonathan List, pastor.

MISSIONARY EAST GILEAD MISSIONARY CHURCH, Block and Southern Roads, East Gilead, Mich., (517) 369-2206. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 11 a.m. Harry Squiers, pastor. FAIRVIEW MISSIONARY CHURCH, 525 E. County Road 200N, Angola, 665-8402. Small churches/Sunday school, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; Sunday worship, 9 and 10:30 a.m.; 9 a.m. service interpreted for the hearing impaired. Visit fairview-missionary.org. FREMONT ZION MISSIONARY CHURCH, 205 N. Ray Road, Fremont, 495-1601. Worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday family night, 6:30 p.m. Jon Bruney, pastor.

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CALVARY TEMPLE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD, 400 E. Henry St., Angola, 665-9758. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; Sunday worship, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday family Bible study and teen service, 6:30 p.m. Vincent Torres, pastor. CHRISTLIFE TABERNACLE, 1455 S. Old U.S. 27, Suite 4, Angola, 668-2592. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; word and worship, 10:30 a.m. Midweek friendship groups, Wednesday at 7 p.m. Keith Duncan, pastor.

ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA CATHOLIC CHURCH, 700 W. Maumee St., Angola, 665-2259. Daily Mass at 8 a.m. Saturday Reconciliation, 4 p.m. Masses Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 and 10 a.m. Masses: Memorial Day to Labor Day, Saturday, 5 p.m.; Sunday, 7, 8:30 and 10 a.m.; Manapogo Park, Lake Pleasant, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ST. PAUL CATHOLIC CHAPEL, 8775 E. C.R. 700N, Fremont, 665-2259. Masses: October to April, Sunday, 9 a.m.; Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. May to September, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, 7:30 and 9 a.m. Philip Schneider, O.F.M. Conv. Pastor.

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CALIFORNIA UNITED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 816 Hall’s Corners Road, Montgomery, Mich., californiachurch@yahoo. com. Worship 10 a.m., Bible study 9 a.m. The Rev. Mark Case, pastor. PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL OF THE LAKES, 2955 W. Orland Road, Angola, 833-4976. Worship, 8:30 and 11 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Thomas E. Smith, pastor. SALEM CENTER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,

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SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 314 N. Williams St., Angola, 665-5380. Sabbath school and Bible study, 9:15 a.m.; Saturday worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday prayer meeting/ Bible study, 7 p.m. Don Greuliph, pastor.

UNITED BRETHREN HUDSON UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH, 516 N. Main St., Hudson. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship service, 10 a.m.; kids club and youth group, 6 p.m. Sunday; Tuesday 7 p.m. adult Bible study. Craig Burkholder, pastor, 587-9239. MOUNT PLEASANT UNITED BRETHREN CHURCH, 2140 S. C.R. 850E, Metz,. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday 7 p.m. home adult bible study. Devon Strine, pastor, 419-737-2515.

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ALVARADO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 8045 E. County Road 500S, Alvarado. Sunday school, 10 a.m.; worship, 9 a.m. Lucretia Snyder, pastor. ANGOLA UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 220 W. Maumee St., Angola, 665-3914. Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; casual service at 11 a.m. Tim Terrell, pastor.

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RELIGION ASHLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 210 W. Morgan St., Ashley, (260) 587-3762. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Don Wadkins, pastor. FLINT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 510 N. C.R. 750W, Flint. Worship, 10 a.m.; John Cohrs, pastor, 410-2910 or 627-8550. FREMONT UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 105 N. Tolford St, Fremont, 495-2305. Worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 8:45 a.m. Darin Hendrey, pastor. HAMILTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 7780 S. Wayne St., Hamilton. Sunday service, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m. Jack Smith, pastor, 488-2803. HELMER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, State Road 327, Helmer. Worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m. Donna Holcomb, pastor; Robert Hartman, lay leader. HUDSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 404 N. Main St., Hudson, (260) 587-3762. Worship, 9 a.m. Don Wadkins, pastor. MOUNT ZION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3365 S. Golden Lake Road, Pleasant Lake, 475-1540. Worship, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:15 a.m.; contemporary service, 11:15 a.m. Nursery care available. Rev. Rick Pettys, pastor, 475-1540. NEVADA MILLS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 4710 W. Bachelor Road, Nevada Mills, 833-1882. Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Duane Stidham, pastor. ORLAND UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 6150 N. State Road 327, Orland. Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Duane Stidham, pastor, 495-1270. PLATO UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 340 S. C.R. 500E, LaGrange. Worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday school, 9 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 6:30 p.m. Paul Hoffmaster, pastor, 665-2327, simplyrhetorical.wordpress.com. PLEASANT LAKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1160 W. Main St., Pleasant Lake. Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 10:30 a.m. John Boyanowski, pastor. Services for the hearing impaired. STOKES CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Fremont and Southern roads, Montgomery, Mich. Worship, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday school, 10 a.m. Fred Cain, pastor.

WESLEYAN HAMILTON WESLEYAN CHURCH, Terry Lake Road, Hamilton, 488-4129. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m. Wednesday youth, 6:30 p.m. David Leitzel, pastor.

a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; Thursday 6 p.m. prayer meeting, 7 p.m. men’s Bible study. Voyle Hartleroad, pastor. CROSSROADS OF ZION, 7977 C.R. 4A, Hamilton. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Pastor Gene Thimlar. FAITH HARVEST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 200 Park Ave., Angola. Worship, 10 a.m. Sunday. Jim Hazekamp, pastor, 495-0086. FIREWATER MINISTRIES, P.O. Box 68, Angola. Evangelist J.L. Horton, 668-3676. HANDS TO GOMISSIONS, 113 W. Maumee St., Angola. Open worship and prayer, 8-10 a.m. Monday-Friday; dinner, second, third and fourth Fridays, 6 p.m. Joel Werner, director, 517-677-1932. HEARTLAND FELLOWSHIP, Wall Lake Association building, 11299 E.C.R. 600N, Wall Lake. Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m., teaching, 10:30 a.m. Rowland Roth and Mike Wilson. INDEPENDENT FULL GOSPEL CHURCH, 1302 Gonser St., Ashley, (260) 587-9544. The Rev. Mark Marquart, pastor. JAMESTOWN CHURCH, 7435 N. C. R. 150W, Fremont. Sunday school, 9 a.m.; worship, 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Paul and Marsha Metzger.

JERUSALEM COMMUNITY CHURCH, C.R. 12 and S.R. 1, Butler. Sunday service, 2 p.m., special music fourth Sunday. The Rev. Stanley Hammond, 495-9006. LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY CHURCH, 3130 E. Bellefontaine Road, Hamilton, 488-2080. Discovery days, 9:15 a.m.; fellowship, 10 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m. Jess L. Jessup, pastor, 837-7376. LIFE CHURCH, 205 W. Maumee St., Angola. Young adult and children’s services, 7-8 p.m. Saturdays. Kyle Wainwright, pastor, 316-0098. THE OLDE YORK CHURCH, 8740 E.C.R. 300N, Fremont. Sunday morning Bible class, 9 a.m., worship, 10 a.m. Second Sunday of the month, 6:30 p.m. with guest musicians. Pastor Stephen “Sam” Hoffman, 495-1911. ONE TRUTH CHRISTIAN OUTREACH, 124 W. Hobart St., Ashley, services Wednesday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at noon; Bible study 11 a.m. Sunday. Pastor, Paul Slone. NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CENTER, 900 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, 837-3631. Worship, 6 p.m. Saturday progressive service; 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Ralph O. Diehl, Adam Diehl, Randy Stine, Sean Hartsell, pastoral staff, newhope. in.

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Steuben County Community Guide 2014  

The Steuben County Community Guide is a collection of vital information — facts you can use throughout the year to answer your questions abo...

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