The Star - December 17, 2013

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TUESDAY December 17, 2013

Real Estate Report Page A2 DeKalb County market called stable

Tough Trip Page B1 DeKalb boys defeated at Goshen

Weather A 60% chance of snow today. High 29. Low 16. Mostly cloudy Wednesday. High 30. Page A6

GOOD MORNING History center plans Christmas concert AUBURN — The Dean V. Kruse Foundation will present Christmas entertainment Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A. DeKalb High School show choirs will perform a variety of Christmas songs, and Kyrou Music will share holiday music on the harp with violin accompaniment. Tickets cost $5 and may be purchased in advance or at the event. Free refreshments will be served before the show. Admission includes access to the museum’s galleries, featuring several Christmas trees and hundreds of Christmas houses.


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Auburn man indicted for bank heist Suspect also charged in Anderson FORT WAYNE —A federal grand jury at Fort Wayne indicted an Auburn man on a charge of bank robbery Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Stephen M. Long, 28, is charged in a single-count indictment with bank robbery on or

about Nov. 18, 2013. A news release from the U.S. Attorney’s office did not give details of the bank robbery. A news release from Anderson Police said Long robbed a Star Financial Bank branch in Fort Wayne on Nov. 18.

Anderson Police said its officers and the FBI arrested Anderson on Nov. 26, on a charge that he robbed Star Financial Bank on East 53rd Street in Anderson that day. They said that around 10:30 a.m. Nov. 26, he walked up to a teller with a note indicating he had a gun and demanding money. The teller handed over an undisclosed

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Governor chooses new state auditor INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican lawmaker from southwestern Indiana was named the new state auditor Monday, just weeks after her predecessor stepped down four months into the job. Gov. Mike Pence tapped Evansville Rep. Suzanne Crouch to Crouch succeed Dwayne Sawyer, who submitted his resignation last month “due to family and personal concerns.” His last day was Sunday. Sawyer had been climbing the Republican Party ranks, headlining local fundraisers, before his surprise departure. He was the first black Republican to hold a statewide office in Indiana and had been expected to seek a full term as the state’s chief financial officer in next year’s election.

amount of cash and Long left the branch. Police said Long had been armed with a BB gun, but never showed it. Police said Long fled the scene of the Anderson robbery in a 2000 Dodge Durango and was captured a short time later in a Speedway Convenience Store parking lot by officers of the Anderson Police

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A police vehicle blocks an intersection outside Yoder Ford in Garrett after a partial roof collapse Monday morning. Walls bow out in the service

shop directly behind the brick portion of the building.

Roof collapses at dealership BY SUE CARPENTER

GARRETT — The safety and integrity of a building housing a longtime Garrett auto dealership is under investigation following a roof collapse Monday morning. Firefighters responded at 8:30 a.m. to Bill Yoder Ford in downtown Garrett, according to reports. City planner Milton Otero said the estimated 7-inch snowfall last weekend more than likely was a contributing factor in the collapse. The service area of the structure had some broken support beams, Otero said. Mechanic Mark Krider was injured when he fell while escaping the area as the collapse occurred, officials said. A DeKalb EMS ambulance crew took him for treatment. Police and fire personnel strung police tape around the entire building and blocked the intersection at the corner of Quincy and Randolph streets in fear the building might continue to weaken through the day, according to officials at the scene. Insurance investigators and the county building inspector were expected to examine the structure later Monday. Two vehicles were in the shop area of the garage, and a pickup truck remained on a hoist


The interior of the Yoder Ford service shop shows damage from a roof collapse Monday morning, including broken support beams.

for repair. The heating system and other infrastructure dangled from the ceiling. The sales area at the front of the building was not in jeopardy at the time, officials said. City electric utility workers and NIPSCO gas utility workers dug through packed snow along an alley to disconnect lines to the

building. The Garrett police and fire departments were assisted by city utility workers, NIPSCO and DeKalb EMS, along with the city planner and county building inspector. THIS STORY was posted on kpcnews.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a ruling with potentially far-reaching consequences, a federal judge declared Monday that the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ telephone records likely violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on unreasonable search. The ruling, filled with blistering criticism of the Obama administration’s arguments, is the first of its kind on the controversial program. Even if NSA’s “metadata” collection of records should pass constitutional muster, the judge said, there is little evidence it has ever prevented a terrorist attack. The collection program was disclosed by former NSA systems analyst Edward Snowden, provoking a heated national and international debate. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon granted a preliminary injunction against the collecting of the phone records of two men who had challenged the program and said any such records for the men should be destroyed. But he put enforcement of that decision on hold pending a near-certain government appeal, which may well end up at the Supreme Court. The injunction applies only to the two individual plaintiffs, but the ruling is likely to open the door to much broader challenges to the records collection and storage. The plaintiffs are Larry Klayman, a conservative lawyer, and Charles Strange, who is the father of a cryptologist technician who was killed in Afghanistan when his helicopter was shot down in 2011. The son worked for the NSA and support personnel for Navy SEAL Team VI. Leon, an appointee of President George W. Bush, ruled that the two men “have a substantial likeli-

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Formal charges filed in Eastside lockdown incident BY KATHRYN BASSETT

AUBURN — Formal charges have been filed against a Butler man who was arrested after an incident that resulted in a lockdown at Eastside Junior-Senior High School earlier this month. Chad J. Czaja, 34, of the 200 block of Park Lane, is charged with criminal recklessness, a Class A misdemeanor, and failure to

stop after an accident resulting in nonvehicle damage, a Class B misdemeanor. At his initial hearing Monday morning in DeKalb Superior Court I, Czaja entered preliminary pleas of not guilty. He is represented by attorney Kevin Likes. His next hearing is scheduled for Feb. 19. Czaja is accused of driving his red 2000 Dodge Durango onto a school sidewalk, endangering several students. He also is


accused of driving the vehicle into a pole and failing to stop afterward. Following his arrest, Czaja told police he meant to scare his daughter as a prank when he arrived to pick Czaja her up from school, Butler Police Chief Jim Nichols said after the incident.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Butler Police Detective Matthew Tamez, police were called to the school Dec. 3 on a report of a suspicious man who was armed and on school property. Police arrived and detained Czaja. A witness told police he saw Czaja driving the red 2000 Dodge Durango through the high school parking lot and wearing

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Local real estate market stable, survey finds AUBURN — The residential real estate market in DeKalb County has been stable in 2013, Good Inc. Valuation Services said Monday. The company reported the results of its survey, which it said is based on key measures important to homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters. “Year-to-date, our data, along with information analyzed from Realty-Trac and the Fort Wayne MLS, shows that the residential real estate market has been stable in DeKalb County in 2013,” said Tonya Beachy, research analyst and licensed

trainee appraiser at Good Inc. Beachy added, “Year-to-date, the average home sales price in DeKalb County is $110,000, and the median sale price has been $88,500. These figures are based on 479 properties sold.” While home prices in DeKalb County have been lower than the state average, they have increased slightly compared to one year ago, Good Inc. said. One factor affecting home prices in the county is the number of foreclosed homes. So far this year, there have been 89 foreclosures, a figure 3 percent higher than the state average, but stable

for the northeast Indiana market area, Good Inc. said. Research shows smaller towns in the county generally have higher foreclosure rates. Good Inc. said the Ashley-Hudson area has the highest foreclosure rate for the year, with eight of 14 sales listed on the MLS, and in turn, the lowest average sale prices. As foreclosure properties remain prevalent in smaller DeKalb County towns, the trend to purchase investment properties is ever growing, Good Inc. said. Its survey showed nearly half of the homes in Butler are rented or

vacant, in comparison to only 30 percent in Auburn. “Some single-family investment homes were purchased this year for as little as $15,000,” Beachy said. “Investors are taking advantage of the current market in these outlying communities by purchasing homes at low prices, refurbishing them and then converting them into rental income properties.” Beachy added, “While median sales prices per town range from $32,500 in Waterloo and up to $108,000 in Auburn, Good, Inc.’s analysis shows that the average rent for single-family homes

“Some single-family investment homes were purchased this year for as little as $15,000.” Tonya Beachy Research analyst

• remains steady at $600-$700 per month throughout DeKalb County.”

Commissioners deal with aging ambulances BY AARON ORGAN

AUBURN — DeKalb County EMS has an ambulance problem. Well, a problem with two ambulances. EMS director Randy Fox approached the county commissioners Monday to discuss options to either repair or replace two high-mileage ambulances in his fleet that have engine issues.

Fox said one ambulance, a 2006 Ford with 198,000 miles that the department had planned to trade in six months, has a blown engine. Another has 178,000 miles and already has been repaired once, Fox said. Fox said an engine issue — which runs $8,000$10,000 to repair — is forcing his hand. “The question is what do do?” Fox told the commis-

sioners. “Fix it now, try to rent one or buy a new one?” Fox said the 2009 models in the EMS fleet have been kept off the road as much as possible to save mileage. The commissioners told Fox their preference is to repair the engine on the 198,000-mile ambulance and buy a new ambulance to replace the 178,000-mile unit. Commissioner Don

Grogg said the plan will allow the department to get on a replacement rotation that doesn’t have the county buying several new ambulances at once. Fox will research new ambulances and return Dec. 30 with quotes. The engine repair will be paid out of the EMS ambulance replacement fund, he said. In other business Monday, the commissioners are expected to vote next

week on an ordinance to change the speed limit on C.R. 68 between C.R. 11-A and S.R. 327 from 55 mph to 40 mph. Residents there approached the commissioners earlier this month to discuss speeding on the stretch. The commissioners also granted approval for county highway head Eric Patton to replace a full-time employee who left the department.

Superintendent warns against business tax cut BY AARON ORGAN

BUTLER — DeKalb Eastern Schools superintendent Dr. Jeff Stephens on Monday challenged the school board to contact members of the General Assembly to voice opposition to Gov. Mike Pence’s proposed elimination of Indiana’s business personal property tax. Pence has said the $1 billion cut will create jobs. Stephens, however, told the board Monday that it will kill DeKalb Eastern and other school districts.

Stephens presented a slide show at the board’s regular meeting that showed the district would lose an estimated half of its assessed value, while taxpayers would feel a 40-cent increase per $100 of assessed value. Stephens said the district would be hit with a revenue loss of some $2 million. That means, according to Stephens, the district could not fund its transportation system, bus replacement or capital improvement projects. An alternative, Stephens said, would be

to cut staff and pay for necessities with the savings, or pitch a revenue-generating referendum to the taxpayers. Stephens said he spoke with state Sen. Dennis Kruse and Rep. Ben Smaltz on Monday about the matter, and both confirmed bills are pending that would move the proposed tax cut forward. Stephens said Kruse told him he would not vote for such a bill unless there were a “dollar-for-dollar replacement,” such as cutting the homestead exemption or

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an increase in county sales tax. Smaltz told Stephens he would explore letting counties decide whether to cut the tax rather than forcing a statewide cut, Stephens said. Stephens also challenged the school board members, as elected officials themselves, to contact the General Assembly and voice their concerns. “This is being pushed by the leadership of the Indiana House and the Indiana Senate and the governor,” Stephens told the board. “I have not asked you to do this in the past, but folks, you’re elected officials. You’re going to have to get ahold of your fellow elected officials if you think this is a nonstarter, because I’m not going to get very far on this.” Stephens said he would disseminate contact information for Statehouse leaders to the board. Stephens said he has spoken with leaders of DeKalb Central and GarrettKeyser-Butler schools about collectively writing a mailer to county residents detailing the proposed cut and its impact. He said he also spoke with Hamilton Community Schools Superintendent Jon Willman, who said such a measure would “be the death of Hamilton,” according to Stephens. The DeKalb Eastern board took no action on the information. In other business Monday, the board is expected to vote on the DeKalb Eastern district’s 2014-2015 calendar next month.

“You’re going to have to get ahold of your fellow elected officials if you think this is a nonstarter.” Jeffrey Stephens DeKalb Eastern superintendent

• Stephens said he met with DeKalb Central and Garrett-Keyser-Butler school officials to develop a countywide uniform calendar. Garrett will mirror DeKalb Eastern’s calendar, while DeKalb Central is weighing two options, Stephens said. As it stands now, the school year would begin Aug. 1, 2014, with two-week breaks after each grading period, and end May 29, 2015, if the proposed calendar is approved. The board also: • approved hiring Northeast Indiana Special Education Cooperative teacher Monica Farnham and 11 contracts for existing teachers with the cooperative; • moved its January meeting to Jan. 13; and • accepted donations to the IMPACT Institute of $2,686 in parts for marine mechanics and $2,000 for a power feed dual bench for welding.

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WARSAW (AP) — An Indiana teenager has formally pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder under a plea agreement announced two weeks ago. WSBT-TV reports 15-year-old Paul Gingerich pleaded guilty Monday in Kosciusko Circuit Court to the same charge he pleaded guilty to three years ago, but then successfully appealed. Gingerich was one of three juveniles charged with killing 49-year-old Phillip Danner in April 2010 in a plot to run away to Arizona. The plea deal calls for a 30-year sentence with five years suspended, meaning Gingerich would remain under state supervision for 25 years. He could serve that time in a maximum-security facility if he gets in trouble, or in a group home, community corrections, on probation or parole if he’s well-behaved. Sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 3.

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Briefly • DeKalb 9-12 plans Christmas party AUBURN — The DeKalb 9-12 Group will hold its Christmas party this evening at 6 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 320 W. 4th St., Auburn, in Fellowship Hall. The party will include a potluck meal.

Red Cross plans local blood drive AUBURN — An American Red Cross blood drive will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Walmart, 505 Touring Drive in Auburn. People who are at least 17 years old (16 with parental permission in Indiana and Ohio), meet weight and height requirements (110 pounds or more, depending on height) and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. Each donor should bring a Red Cross blood donor card or other form of positive identification. To schedule an appointment to donate, call 800-RED CROSS or visit for more information.



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Mastermind of charity fraud gets 28-year term CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of masterminding a $100 million, cross-country Navy veterans charity fraud was sentenced to 28 years in prison Monday. Judge Steven Gall also ordered the defendant, who identifies himself as 67-year-old Bobby Thompson, to pay a $6 million fine. Authorities say the defendant is Harvardtrained attorney John Donald Cody. The Ohio attorney general’s office, which handled his trial, asked the judge in a filing last week to sentence him to 41 years in prison. The judge rejected a request for a new trial. The defense had said comments by jurors after the verdict that they were disappointed he hadn’t testified showed they were biased against him. The defendant, whose appearance in court Monday was neat in contrast to the final days of his trial, slumped in his chair as the sentence was read. He complained to the judge about alleged abusive treatment by jailers while locked up during the trial. There was no immediate response from the sheriff’s department. Jailers said earlier that the defendant had acted erratically and had bloodied his forehead smashing it against a holding cell wall. The judge said the crimes had harmed veterans who were the intended beneficiaries of the donations and also had hurt other charities as donors became skeptical of giving. “Everyone’s afraid to


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CIA covert operation and showed jurors photos of the defendant with President George W. Bush, suggesting Thompson was acting with government sanction. Thompson was convicted Nov. 14 of racketeering, theft, money laundering and 12 counts of identity theft. The prosecutor showed jurors identification cards with the defendant’s photo but different names and issued by government agencies and companies in numerous states.

legal claims, according to his LinkedIn profile. Friedland’s wife, Jamie Schare Friedland, is listed as an attorney specializing in landlord-tenant law at a firm in New York City. Both attended law school at Syracuse University, according to their online profiles. A woman who answered the phone at Epic Mechanical in Neptune, N.J., declined to comment and said Friedland’s father, who also works there, was not in the office. No one answered at several phone numbers listed for other relatives. Sunday’s encounter was the latest in a troubling pattern in Essex County, whose borders encompass crime-plagued Newark to the east as well as Short Hills and other affluent suburbs to the west. Carjackings have risen steeply in the past several

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Man accused in killing of girl, 9, seen with her last and her mother had just moved into the trailer park a few months ago around the beginning of the school year. They lived in an apartment above a maintenance garage at the park outside Smithville, about 30 miles southwest of Akron. The girl’s mother was at work Saturday afternoon while Reann was at home with her mother’s live-in boyfriend, said sheriff’s Capt. Douglas Hunter. She went outside to play in the snow and was with several other children in the trailer park’s courtyard, but the others went home, leaving Metsker alone with the girl, Hunter said. Reann was reported missing Saturday evening, about two hours after she was last seen with Metsker, Hunter said. Officers, firefighters and

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WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) — A man accused of killing a 9-year-old neighbor and hiding her body under garbage in a trash bin was building a snowman with the girl just a few hours before she was reported missing, investigators said Monday. Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last person seen with the girl at the trailer park where both lived, a sheriff’s investigator said. He was arrested Sunday, about 12 hours after deputies found Reann Murphy’s body. A judge Monday ordered that he be held in jail on a $1 million bond. Investigators with the Wayne County Sheriff’s office described Metsker as a family friend and neighbor. Relatives said Reann


Robbers kill husband as wife watches, steal vehicle NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — An evening of shopping ended in horror for a New Jersey couple when the husband was shot to death in a mall parking garage as his wife looked on and the two assailants then drove off in their luxury SUV. The vehicle stolen Sunday, a silver Range Rover, was recovered Monday morning in a residential neighborhood in Newark, about 10 miles away from the Mall at Short Hills. The two carjackers were at large, and a local anti-crime group was offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to their arrest and conviction. Killed in the attack was 30-year-old Dustin Friedland, a lawyer from Hoboken who had worked recently at his family’s HVAC company analyzing construction-related









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Deaths & Funerals • Annette Campbell STROH — Annette Campbell, age 75, of LaGrange County, died on Saturday, December 14, 2013, at her home near Stroh. Mrs. Campbell was born in Drift, Kentucky, in Floyd County on November 26, 1938, to the late Johnny Hall and Armina (Mosley) Hall. She graduated from Martin High School Mrs. in Martin, Campbell Kentucky. She married James Clinis Campbell on February 24, 1960, in Orkney, Kentucky. They made their home in this area in 1963 coming from Martin, Kentucky. Annette owned and operated the Country Boutique in Wolcottville for several years in the past and she also worked at Brighton Mushroom Farm. She was a faithful member of the Helmer Independent Baptist Church and enjoyed church activities and spending time with her church family. Annette also loved gardening and tending to her flower beds. She was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan. Survivors include her husband, James Campbell of LaGrange County; a daughter, Sharon Ritchie of LaGrange; a grandson, Lukas and Megan Ritchie of LaGrange; a granddaughter, Abby and Clint Sites of Stroh; a great grandson, Waylon Ritchie; five sisters, Emma Campbell of Jackson, Michigan, Myrtle and Tommy Burke of Drift, Kentucky, Edith Hall of Martin, Kentucky, Melody Jervis of Drift, and Debbie Hall of Drift; and six brothers, Harlos Hall of Georgetown, Kentucky, and Johnny Hall, Bill Hall, Lonnie Ray Hall, Levi Hall and Lyndon B. Hall, all of Drift, Kentucky. She was also preceded in death by her son-in-law, Eddy Ritchie, on February 10, 2011; two brothers, Carlos Hall and Clinis Hall; and a sister, Judith Hall. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville. Funeral services will be Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Helmer Independent Baptist Church in Helmer. Officiating the funeral service will be Pastor Rick Davis. Burial will be at Lake Bethel Cemetery in LaGrange County. Send a condolence to the family or view a video

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Hallie Meade LIGONIER — Hallie F. Meade, 85, of Ligonier died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. He moved to this area in 1968, coming from Verdonville, WVa. Mr. Meade retired from Sorg Products in Ligonier. He was born Sept. Mr. Meade 9, 1928, in Wilsondale, W.Va., to Elisha and Mearl (Carter) Meade. He married Sarah Hester Tabor on Aug. 21, 1965, in Verdonville, W.Va. She survives in Ligonier. Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Arlie Mearl and Kevin Kraushaar of Wolcottville; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ray Meade of Whitman, W.Va. He was preceded in death by four sisters and a brother. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the Lighthouse Tabernacle, 65 E. Noe St., Kimmell, with Pastor Glen Patrick officiating. Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier. Calling will be from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday in the church, with an evening service at 6 p.m. Memorials are to the donor’s choice. Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www. youngfamilyfuneralhome. com.

Delorse Crowl WATERLOO — Delorse J. Crowl, 81, died Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, at her home in Waterloo. Mrs. Crowl was a homemaker. She was born Jan. 13, 1932, in Waterloo to Raymond and Minerva (Pierson) Krontz. She Mrs. Crowl married George D. Crowl on Jan. 14, 1951, in the Chapel in Angola and he died Jan. 9, 1992. Surviving are three sons and two daughters, Jerry (Cathie) Crowl of Auburn, Belinda (Joe) Magginnis of Seymour, Lucinda Chriswell (Earl Collins) of Waterloo, George (Kathryn) Crowl

of Waterloo and Michael (Kathy) Crowl of Waterloo; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a brother and three sisters, Sam (Marie) Krontz of Auburn, Betty Bolen of Auburn, Ida Mae (Glen) Hartman of Waterloo and Juanita Crowl of Waterloo. She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Dennis Crowl. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, with the Rev. Ron Stambaugh officiating. Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery at Waterloo. Calling will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and also two hours prior to the service from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are to DeKalb Health Home Hospice, c/o DeKalb Health Foundation. To send condolences visit

Kathryn Aaron ANGOLA — Kathryn C. Aaron, 80, of Angola died Sunday, December 15, 2013 at her daughter’s home in Orland. Mrs. Aaron was a homemaker. She was a member of the Salem Center Volunteer Fire Rescue Auxiliary. She was born Aug. 19, 1933, in Steuben County, Ind., to Ralph and Lucille (Gilbert) Newnam. She married Roy Aaron Jr. on April 16, 1952. He preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 2010. Surviving Mrs. Aaron are a son, Jim (Tami) Aaron of Angola; her daughters Barb (Mike) Bratton of Angola and Janet (Brian Balyeat) Kain of Orland; her sister Lois Holcomb of Goshen; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law Rick Kain. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Weicht Funeral Home in Angola with Pastor Lance Witham officiating. Burial will be in Flint Cemetery in Steuben County. Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Salem Center Fire Rescue and Cameron Hospice and Home Health. You may sign the guestbook at www.weichtfh. com.

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Oscar-winner Fontaine dies CARMEL, Calif. (AP) — Academy Award-winning actress Joan Fontaine, who found stardom playing naive wives in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Suspicion” and “Rebecca” and also was featured in films by Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang and Nicholas Ray, died Sunday. She was 96. Fontaine, the sister of fellow Oscar winner Olivia de Havilland, died in her sleep in her Carmel, Calif., home Sunday morning, said longtime friend Noel Fontaine Beutel. Fontaine had been fading in recent days and died “peacefully,” Beutel said. In her later years, Fontaine had lived quietly at her Villa Fontana estate about 5 miles south of Carmel, enjoying its spectacular view of wind-swept Point Lobos. Fontaine’s pale, soft features and frightened stare made her ideal for melodrama and she was a major star for much of the 1940s. For Hitchcock, she was a prototype of the uneasy blondes played by Kim Novak in “Vertigo” and Tippi Hedren in “The Birds” and “Marnie.” The director would later say he was most impressed by Fontaine’s restraint. She would credit George Cukor, who directed her in “The Women,” for urging her to “think and feel and the rest will take care of itself.” Fontaine appeared in more than 30 movies, including early roles in “The Women” and “Gunga Din,” the title part in “Jane Eyre” and in Max Ophuls’ histor-



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ical drama “Letter from an Unknown Woman.” She was also in films directed by Wilder (“The Emperor Waltz”), Lang (“Beyond a Reasonable Doubt”) and, wised up and dangerous, in Ray’s “Born to be Bad.” She starred on Broadway in 1954 in “Tea and Sympathy” and in 1980 received an Emmy nomination for her cameo on the daytime soap “Ryan’s Hope.” “You know, I’ve had a helluva life,” Fontaine once said. “Not just the acting part. I’ve flown in an international balloon race. I’ve piloted my own plane. I’ve ridden to the hounds. I’ve done a lot of exciting things.” Fontaine had minor roles in several films in the 1930s, but received little attention and was without a studio contract when she was seated next to producer David O. Selznick at a dinner party near the decade’s end. She impressed him enough to be asked to audition for “Rebecca,” his first movie since “Gone With the Wind” and the American directorial debut of Hitchcock. Just as seemingly every actress had tried out for Scarlett O’Hara, hundreds applied for the lead female role in “Rebecca,” based on Daphne du Maurier’s gothic best-seller about haunted Maxim de Winter and the dead first wife — the title character — he obsesses over. With Laurence Olivier as Maxim, Fontaine as the unsuspecting second wife and Judith Anderson as the dastardly housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, “Rebecca” won the Academy Award for best picture and got Fontaine the first of her three Oscar nominations.

Country music loses legend Ray Price DALLAS (AP) — Ray Price, one of country music’s most popular and influential singers and bandleaders who had more than 100 hits and was one of the last living connections to Hank Williams, died Monday. He was 87. Price died Monday afternoon at his ranch outside Mount Pleasant, Texas, said Billy Mack Jr., who was acting as a family spokesman. Billie Perryman, the wife of family friend and spokesman Tom Perryman, a DJ with KKUS-FM in Tyler, also confirmed his death. Price was diagnosed with

pancreatic cancer in 2011 and it had recently spread to his liver, intestines and lungs, according East Texas Medical Center in Tyler. He stopped aggressive treatments and left the hospital last Thursday to receive hospice care at home. At the time, his wife, Janie Price, relayed what she called her husband’s “final message” to his fans: “I love my fans and have devoted my life to reaching out to them. I appreciate their support all these years, and I hope I haven’t let them down. I am at peace. I love Jesus. I’m going to be just fine. Don’t worry about me.”

Lotteries • INDIANAPOLIS — Here are Monday’s winning lottery numbers for the tri-state area: Indiana - Midday Three: 3-6-2; Midday Four: 1-3-6-3; Daily Three: 0-4-9; Daily Four: 4-5-5-1. Cash 5 2-4-5-7-31, Daily 3 Evening 0-4-9, Daily 4 Evening 4-5-5-1. Ohio - Classic Lotto: 5-17-29-31-32-38; Midday Pick Three: 6-1-6; Midday Pick Four: 4-5-1-3; Pick Three: 6-3-2; Pick Four: 7-7-6-7; Rolling Cash Five: 3-22-26-27-33. Michigan - Midday Daily Three: 3-4-2; Midday Daily Four: 3-3-1-6; Daily Three: 3-0-2; Daily Four: 2-9-6-7; Fantasy Five: 1-4-6-19-33; Keno: 1-6-7-12-15-18-21-23-3942-48-50-54-56-57-61-66-67-73-78-79-80.


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FINLAY, Ohio — Earl Willard Huffman, 68, of Findlay, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Blanchard Valley Hospital. Earl was born on September 6, 1945, in Catletsburg, Kentucky, to Jesse and Rosetta (Perkins) Huffman. Earl had worked in construction, and had recently retired from the maintenance department at St. Catherine’s Manor. Earl is survived by his wife, Patricia (Murphy) Huffman; daughters, Tina (Tim) Huffman-Herrin of Texas and Tammie Huffman and Kim Huffman, both of Indiana; his stepchildren, Brent Pelton, Kirk Pelton, Jennifer (Jim) Corbin and Aaron Pelton; nine grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and his brothers and sisters, Phyllis (Charlie) Bush, Connie (Joe) Bush, Jane (John) Thorne, Bob (Cathy) Owsley, Tim Owsley, Rose Owsley and Ben Owsley, all of Indiana, Diane (Carl) Corser of Tennessee, and Eldon Owsley, of Defiance, Ohio. Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Jesse Huffman and Rosetta Owsley; and a sister, Dorris Howard. Friends and family may visit on Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. at the Hufford Family Funeral Home, 1500 Manor Hill Road, Findlay. A time of sharing and a celebration of Earl’s life will follow at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions in Earl’s name may be made to the family in care of Hufford Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to: www.huffordfh. com.

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Holiday hours set at Eckhart Public Library AUBURN — All Eckhart Public Library facilities will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 24, through Thursday, Dec. 26. During Christmas break, The Third Place: A Teen Library will be open Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m., except Dec. 24-26. The teen library will

host “Candy Cane Pops for Teens” Monday, Dec. 23, from noon to 6 p.m. Teens can stop by the library to make a candy cane pop. The winter treat is good enough to keep or share as a gift. Game day for teens is planned Saturday, Dec. 27, from 4-8 p.m. Teens are invited to bring a friend to play board games, video games and card games.

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Reading Buddies Eastside basketball player Kaci Shook, left, listens as Riverdale fourth-grade student Sydney Yoder plays a song on her computer tablet. Basketball players, coaches and managers visited Butler and Riverdale students, and will make periodic visits to the schools to read and exchange electronic pen pal messages. In conjunction with the Butler Public Library, fourth-grade students will be recognized as readers of the week at future basketball games.


Christmas Holiday Celebration: 11:30 a.m. Potluck luncheon will be served. Melody Makers will perform at 12:20 p.m. Heimach Senior Activity Center, 1800 E. Seventh St. Bingo: 6 p.m. American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn. Melody Makers Rehearsal: 7 p.m. Garrett First Church of Christ, 213 E. King St., Garrett. 925-4448. Hamilton Chamber of Commerce: 7 p.m. Regular meeting. Hamilton Town Hall, 900 S. Wayne St. Hamilton.

Auburn Elks meeting: 8 p.m. Auburn Elks Lodge, 311 E. Ninth St., Auburn.

Wednesday, Dec. 18 Bingo: 6 p.m. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn.

Thursday, Dec. 19 Dean V. Kruse Foundation Christmas Concert: 6:30 p.m. DeKalb High School Show Choirs and Kyrou’s Music will perform. Light refreshments and concessions available. Tickets are $5. National Military History Center, 5634 C.R. 11-A, Auburn.



Eckhart Public Library News • Here are the upcoming programs at the Eckhart Public Library: • Book a Librarian — Wednesday and Thursday, 2-4 p.m. Librarians will offer one-on-one assistance with computer, tablet or e-reader basics, email account set up and use, Internet searches, Microsoft Office software use, as well as library e-book and audiobook downloads. Call 925-2414, ext. 120 to schedule an appointment. • Book the Digital Lab — Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and Thursday, 1-2 p.m. Looking for a way to preserve old photos and papers? The Willennar Genealogy Center will help digitize them. Book an hour with a Genealogy Center staff member by calling 925-2414, ext. 400. • Turn a Page with Anni — Wednesday, noon to 1 p.m.

“Christmas Train” by David Baldacci will be discussed in the Close Community Room. • LEGO Club for Kids — Wednesday, 4-5 p.m. Children in grades 1-5 will build and create using LEGO bricks in the Secret Garden room. No registration is needed. • A.T.L.A.S. Blast “Create a Gingerbread House” — Thursday, 3-3:45 p.m. Celebrate the reason for the season with stories and Christmas music. Children will make gingerbread houses. • Knifty Knitters — Thursday, 6-7:45 p.m. Close Community Room, Eckhart Public Library, 603 S. Jackson St., Auburn. A group of beginning and seasoned knitters will meet in the Close Community Room to share knitting patterns and knitting tips.

Briefly • Spencerville Christmas party planned SPENCERVILLE — The annual Spencerville Christmas party will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Spencerville Community Club on C.R. 68. Children can visit with Santa Claus, receive a treat bag and enjoy a snack. For more information, people may call Roberta Carnahan at 238-4532.

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Email your legal! legals @ Call Kelly at 877-791-7877x182 for details NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Superior Court of De Kalb County, Indiana, in Cause No. 17D01-1201 -MF-00009 wherein GMAC Mortgage, LLC was Plaintiff, and Beverly A. Davis and Gary A. Davis, et al., were Defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, at the hour of 2:00 pm or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 215 E. 8th Street, Auburn, IN 46706, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in De Kalb County, Indiana. LOT NUMBERED FIVE (5) IN THE PLAT OF HEFFELFINGER WOODS SECTION II, AN ADDITION TO DEKALB CO., INDIANA AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 AT PAGE 28 IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER, DEKALB COUNTY, INDIANA. SUBJECT TO ALL LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. More commonly known as: 5813 County Road 34, Butler, IN 46721 Parcel No. 17-07-16-200-010.000 -026 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. "Subject to all liens, encumbrances and easements of record not otherwise extinguished in the proceedings known as Cause No. 17D01-1201 -MF-00009 in the Superior Court of the County of De Kalb, Indiana." DON LAUER Sheriff of De Kalb County 5813 County Road 34 Butler, IN 46721 The Sheriff`s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street addressed published herein Plaintiff Attorney: April N. Pinder (29045-49) Robert E. Altman III (29811-15) Reisenfeld & Associates, LPA LLC 3962 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227 Voice: (513) 322-7000 Facsimile: (513) 322-7099 TS,00361165,12/3,10,17,hspaxlp PUBLIC NOTICE Personal Property of Robert High, Unit C100 will be sold 10 days from this notice to satisfy Owner’s Lien. Sold to the highest bidder, Auburn Self Storage 5387 CR 427 Auburn, IN (260) 925-6378. TS,00363508,12/17,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of the Superior Court of DeKalb County, Indiana, in Cause No. 17D01-1110 -MF-00161 wherein Wells Fargo Bank N.A., as Trustee for the registered Holders of Credit Suisse First Boston Mortgage Securities Corp., Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates Series 2006 C1, by and through Helios AMC, LLC, its special servicer (“Wells Fargo”) was Plaintiff, and SHB Owner, LLC, SHB Master, LLC, Wayne R. Hannah, III, Kruppenbacher Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, May Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Hoover Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Saunders Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Washington Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Himmelman Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Scott Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Steinmetz Mid-

west Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Johnson Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Sunny Prospects Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, King Associates Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Bodley Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Lucky Me Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Reuter Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Rapaport Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Carlson Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Bader Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Bjorklund Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Stoddard Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Manticore Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Shea Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Diehl Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Amacol Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Lawrence Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Helena Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Walia Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Gruber Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Kaiser Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, Lightfoot Midwest Manufacturing Portfolio, LLC, and Cressy & Everett Commercial Corp. d/b/a Grubb & Ellis – Cressy & Everett were Defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, at the hour of 2:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible, at the DeKalb County Jail, 215 E. 8th Street, Auburn, IN 46706, the fee simply of the whole body of Real Estate in DeKalb County, Indiana. A parcel of land located in the Northwest Quarter of Section 12, Township 34 North, Range 14 East in DeKalb County, State of Indiana, more fully described as follows: Commencing at a railroad spike situated in the Southwest corner of said Northwest Quarter; thence, North 01 degrees 48 minutes 39 seconds West (assumed basis of bearings) a distance of 25.00 feet along the West line of said Northwest Quarter to a marker spike with tag (D.A. Brown RLS #S0337 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-01) (FIRM 0042 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-03), the TRUE POINT OF BEGINNING; thence North 89 degrees 36 minutes 29 seconds East (grid basis of bearing) a distance of 1359.64 feet along a line parallel with and 25 feet North of the South line of said Northwest Quarter to a rebar stake with cap (D.A. Brown RLS #S0337 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-01) in the West line of the parcel of land conveyed to Butler Drop Forge, Inc. in Dekalb County Deed Record Book 189, page 554; thence, North 01 degree 46 minutes 43 seconds West a distance of 949.99 feet along the West line of said Butler Drop Forge parcel and along the West line of the parcel of land conveyed to Therma-Tru Corp. in Dekalb County Deed Record Book 190, page 389, to a rebar stake with cap (D.A. Brown RLS #S0337 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-01) (FIRM 0042 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-03); thence South 89 degrees 36 minutes 29 seconds West a distance of 430.80 feet to a rebar stake with cap (D.A. Brown RLS #S0337 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-01); thence South 70 degrees 22 minutes 07 seconds West a distance of 293.71 feet to a rebar stake with cap (D.A. Brown RLS #S0337 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-01) (FIRM 0042 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-03); thence, South 50 degrees45 minutes 50 seconds West a distance of 817.83 feet along a line parallel with and a distance of 50.00 feet Southeasterly (measured perpendicularly) from the center line of the original main (southerly) track of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company to a marker spike with tag (D. A. Brown RLS #S0337 on Plat of Survey #34-14-12-01); thence South 01 degree 48 minutes 39 seconds East a distance of 340.09 feet along the West line of said Northwest Quarter to the POINT OF BEGINNING, said parcel containing 24.07 acres, more or less, represented by Plat of Survey #34-14-12-01 dated July 31, 1996, last revised September 9, 1996, and Plat of Survey #34-14-12-03 dated October 9, 2002, prepared by D.A. Brown Engineering Consultants, Inc. 80 R.E. Jones Drive, Butler, Indiana 46721-9528 APN: 23-07-12-153-002 Together with rents, issues, in-

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RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED. CRESSY & EVERETT COMMERCIAL CORP., d/b/a GRUBB & ELLIS – CRESSY & EVERETT c/o Christoper Davey, Registered Agent 3930 Edison Lakes Parkway, Suite 200 Mishawaka, IN 46545. Type of Service: CERTIFIED MAIL – RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED. AMACOL MIDWEST MANUFACTURING PORTFOLIO, LLC c/o Corporation Service Company, Registered Agent, 251 E. Ohio Street, Suite 500 Indianapolis, IN 46204. Type of Service: CERTIFIED MAIL – RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED. SAMUEL D. HODSON OF BENESCH, FRIEDLANDER, COPLAN & ARONOFF LLP AND WELLS FARGO BANK N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP., COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006 C1, BY AND THROUGH HELIOS AMC, LLC, ITS SPECIAL SERVICER (“WELLS FARGO”) ARE DEBT COLLECTORS. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE TS,00362840,12/10,17,24,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Superior Court of De Kalb County, Indiana, in Cause No. 17D02-1305 -MF-62 wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. was Plaintiff, and Erin L. Marshall, et al., were Defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, at the hour of 2:00 pm or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 215 E. 8th Street, Auburn, IN 46706, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in De Kalb County, Indiana. LOT NUMBERED ONE (1) IN NATMUS ADDITION, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF AUBURN, INDIANA, ACCORSING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED AS DOCUMENT NO. 20802451 IN THE OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEKALB COUNTY, INDIANA. SUBJECT TO ALL LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. More commonly known as: 1630 Wayne St, Auburn, IN 46706 Parcel No. 17-06-32-358-015.000 -025 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. "Subject to all liens, encumbrances and easements of record not otherwise extinguished in the proceedings known as Cause No. 17D02-1305 -MF-62 in the Superior Court of the County of De Kalb, Indiana." DON LAUER Sheriff of De Kalb County 1630 Wayne St Auburn, IN 46706 The Sheriff`s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street addressed published herein Plaintiff Attorney: April N. Pinder (29045-49) Robert E. Altman III (29811-15) Reisenfeld & Associates, LPA LLC 3962 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227 Voice: (513) 322-7000 Facsimile: (513) 322-7099 TS,00361160,12/3,10,17,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Superior Court of De Kalb County, Indiana, in Cause No. 17D02-1206 -MF-00100 wherein JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association was Plaintiff, and Jodi L. Dalton aka Jodi Dalton, et al., were Defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, at the hour of 2:00 pm or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 215 E. 8th Street, Auburn, IN 46706, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in De Kalb County, Indiana. LOT NUMBER EIGHTEEN (18) IN

RALSTON`S ADDITION TO THE TOWN, NOW CITY, OF AUBURN, DEKALB COUNTY, INDIANA. SUBJECT TO LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. More commonly known as: 331 West 2nd Street, Auburn, IN 46706 Parcel No. 17-06-029-352-011.000 -025 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. "Subject to all liens, encumbrances and easements of record not otherwise extinguished in the proceedings known as Cause No. 17D02-1206 -MF-00100 in the Superior Court of the County of De Kalb, Indiana." DON LAUER Sheriff of De Kalb County 331 West 2nd Street Auburn, IN 46706 The Sheriff`s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street addressed published herein Plaintiff Attorney: April N. Pinder (29045-49) Robert E. Altman III (29811-15) Reisenfeld & Associates, LPA LLC 3962 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227 Voice: (513) 322-7000 Facsimile: (513) 322-7099 TS,00361166,12/3,10,17,hspaxlp NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE TO THE OWNERS OF THE WITHIN DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE AND ALL INTERESTED PARTIES By virtue of a certified copy of a decree to me directed from the Clerk of Superior Court of De Kalb County, Indiana, in Cause No. 17D01-1305 -MF-68 wherein CitiMortgage, Inc. was Plaintiff, and Melody S. Mack, et al., were Defendants, requiring me to make the sum as provided for in said Decree with interest and cost, I will expose at public sale to the highest bidder, on the 23rd day of January, 2014, at the hour of 2:00 pm or as soon thereafter as is possible, at 215 E. 8th Street, Auburn, IN 46706, the fee simple of the whole body of Real Estate in De Kalb County, Indiana. BEING ONE ACRE OF LAND SITUATED IN THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SECTION SIXTEEN (16), TOWNSHIP THIRTY-THREE (33), RANGE FOURTEEN (14) EAST, COMMENCING AT A POINT THIRTY-FIVE (35) FEET SOUTH AND FIVE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN AND TWO SEVENTHS (513-2/7) FEET WEST OF THE CORNER POST OF WASHINGTON STREET AND THE SECTION LINE ROAD; THENCE -SOUTH THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN (315) FEET; THENCE WEST ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHT AND TWO SEVENTHS (138-2/7) FEET; THENCE NORTH THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN (315) FEET; THENCE EAST ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-EIGHT AND TWO-SEVENTHS (138-2/7) FEET TO THE PLACE OF BEGINNING. SITUATE IN DEKALB COUNTY, STATE OF INDIANA. SUBJECT TO ALL LIENS, ENCUMBRANCES AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. More commonly known as: 702 Washington Street, Saint Joe, IN 46785 Parcel No. 17-11-16-478-011.000 -003 Together with rents, issues, income, and profits thereof, said sale will be made without relief from valuation or appraisement laws. "Subject to all liens, encumbrances and easements of record not otherwise extinguished in the proceedings known as Cause No. 17D01-1305 -MF-68 in the Superior Court of the County of De Kalb, Indiana." DON LAUER Sheriff of De Kalb County 702 Washington Street Saint Joe, IN 46785 The Sheriff`s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street addressed published herein Plaintiff Attorney: April N. Pinder (29045-49) Robert E. Altman III (29811-15) Reisenfeld & Associates, LPA LLC 3962 Red Bank Road Cincinnati, OH 45227 Voice: (513) 322-7000 Facsimile: (513) 322-7099 TS,00361164,12/3,10,17,hspaxlp

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Lottery jackpot nears record DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $586 million on Monday amid a frenzy of ticket purchases, a jump that pushed the prize closer to the $656 million U.S. record set last year. Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia Lottery and Mega Millions’ lead director, said ticket sales are ahead of projections for today’s drawing, increasing the likelihood that the record could fall by then. If the prize goes unclaimed for a 22nd consecutive drawing, the next one likely would shatter the record, set in

March 2012, she said. “I think we’ll be very close to the record, and maybe even surpass it,” Otto said, adding that sales are difficult to predict. That was enough for Drew Gentsch to play one ticket Monday morning. The attorney from Des Moines never plays, but the jackpot was too good to pass up. “I think it’s ridiculous but you have to dream big,” he said. “The odds of winning are so low, there’s no real reason to play. But it’s fun to do so once in a while.” Between 65 and 75 percent of the roughly 259

million possible number combinations will be in play when the numbers are drawn, Otto estimated. She said the jackpot may be increased one more time today in advance of the evening drawing. “Lotto players are procrastinators. They tend to buy on the day of the draw,” she said. No ticket matched the six numbers needed to win Friday’s $425 million prize. The jackpot was raised Saturday to $550 million before Monday’s jump to $586 million. It is currently the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

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the author of our Constitution, James Madison, who cautioned us to beware ‘the abridgment of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power,’ would be aghast,” he declared. In addition to civil liberties critics, big communications companies are unhappy with the NSA program, concerned about a loss of business from major clients who are worried about government snooping. President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday with executives from leading technology companies. The meeting was previously scheduled, but the NSA program is sure to be on the agenda, and now the court

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ruling will be in the mix. After the ruling, Andrew C. Ames, a spokesman for the Justice Department’s National Security Division, said in a statement, “We’ve seen the opinion and are studying it. We believe the program is constitutional as previous judges have found. We have no further comment at this time.” Snowden, in a statement provided to reporter Glenn Greenwald and obtained by The Associated Press, said, “I acted on my belief that the NSA’s mass surveillance programs would not withstand a constitutional challenge and that the American public deserved a chance to see these issues determined by open courts. Today, a secret program authorized by a secret court was, when exposed to the light of day, found to violate Americans’ rights. It is the first of many.”

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders and several hard-right groups are displaying the classic signs of a political divorce, including bitter name-calling and reprisals against one another. The recent eagerness of House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to lash out at groups that have given them fits has unshackled others in the Republican ranks to publicly question the motivation of organizations like the Senate Conservatives Fund, Heritage Action, Madison Project and Club for Growth. Such organizations disparage Republicans they accuse of following the path of least resistance in Washington and vow to replace them in primaries with conservative purists. “I think there’s a growing recognition around here that many of the outside groups do what they do solely to raise money, and there are some participants inside Congress who do the same,” said Sen. Bob Corker. He said that some of the newer senators have caught on to “the disinformation, getting people to call offices, send in small donations to a website.” “I think people are getting tired of that. I tired


Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department. The news release said Long’s capture was made possible when a witness, an off-duty firefighter who was inside the bank during the robbery, followed him from the bank to the Speedway store. While the witness was following Long, he gave police information about Long’s direction of travel and location. When Long pulled into the Speedway Store, the witness pulled in behind Long and asked him for directions, distracting him long enough for the police to arrive to make the arrest, police said.


camouflage gear and a face mask. The complainant said he also saw a rifle inside the vehicle, according to the affidavit. The witness said at one point, Czaja drove over a curb where students who had just been released from school were walking nearby, the affidavit said. The complainant also reported he had seen Czaja drive his Durango at a slow speed into a yellow parking pole on the east side of the high school parking lot

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up to go and pick up his daughter from school, the affidavit said. When police asked Czaja about driving over a curb at the high school, he stated he had backed over the curb, the affidavit said. When police asked him about it later, he stated he did not remember doing that, the affidavit added. When asked about hitting the pole, Czaja stated that either his brakes were going bad or that he did not turn in time to avoid hitting it, the affidavit said. When asked about leaving the scene, Czaja said he saw police coming when he was still in the parking lot and that he pulled into Green Street, where he was stopped by police, the affidavit said.

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The news release said Long was questioned by police and the FBI and admitted to the Anderson robbery along with the Nov. 18 robbery of the Star Financial Bank in Fort Wayne. Police told the Anderson Bulletin that the Anderson robbery was similar to the Fort Wayne robbery. During the first robbery, a man entered the bank and handed a teller a note demanding cash and indicating he was armed. The man kept his hand in his coat pocket the entire time, as though he were concealing a weapon. The robber left the bank in a vehicle with a description similar to the Durango

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they want to clear a lane to pass amnesty,” said Daniel Horowitz, policy director for the Madison Project, who described the overall differences with Republican leaders as irreconcilable. Michael Steel, spokesman for Boehner, scoffed at the link between the budget deal and immigration. “The agreement has nothing to do with the need to fix our broken immigration system,” Steel said in a statement Monday. It wasn’t always this acrimonious. Tea partyers and conservative activists helped the GOP claim the House majority in 2010 and seize state legislatures that redrew congressional boundaries to the GOP’s advantage. Those new lines enabled Republicans to withstand strong Democratic turnout in the 2012 presidential year and hold their House edge, a margin the GOP is expected to maintain or even increase in next year’s midterm elections. The outcome was far different in Senate races. Outside conservative groups backed less-viable candidates who flamed out in general elections in Colorado, Nevada and Delaware in 2010 and in Indiana and Missouri in 2012.

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of it before I got here,” said the Tennessee Republican. Increasingly in public, Boehner and McConnell are challenging the outside groups’ credibility — and complaining that they are the ones tarnishing conservatism. But it goes both ways. In the recent dust-up over the budget deal, the outside McConnell groups suspect that Boehner has a hidden motive. They suggest he’s anxious to put economic fights in the rear-view mirror so he can tackle contentious immigration legislation early next year, before the first round of March primaries in Texas and Illinois. The groups’ suspicions were heightened by the recent high-profile budget success of Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., who favors a way out of the shadows for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. in violation of the law, and in Boehner’s hire of a Senate staffer who worked on bipartisan immigration legislation for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “It’s very easy to see that


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MONDAY’S GAMES DETROIT.................................101 INDIANA ....................................96 BROOKLYN ..........................130 PHILADELPHIA ....................94 BOSTON.................................101 MINNESOTA...........................97 MIAMI ....................................... 117 UTAH ............................................94 ATLANTA .................................114 L.A. LAKERS.........................100 WASHINGTON ...................102 NEW YORK ...........................101

MONDAY’S GAMES PITTSBURGH...........................3 TORONTO....................................1 WINNIPEG ..................................3 COLUMBUS ..............................2 OTTAWA ........................................3 ST. LOUIS ....................................2

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BOYS BASKETBALL Lakewood Park at Eastside, 6 p.m. Prairie Heights at Bronson, 6 p.m. West Noble at Churubusco, 6 p.m. Hamilton at Central Noble, 7:30 p.m. GIRLS BASKETBALL Angola at Westview, 6 p.m. DeKalb at Lakeland, 6 p.m. Garrett at Fremont, 6 p.m. Hamilton at Central Noble, 6 p.m. Lakewood Park at Eastside, 6 p.m. East Noble at FW Snider, 6:15 p.m. Elkhart Christian at Howe School, 7 p.m. WRESTLING Fremont at Angola, 6:30 p.m. Carroll at DeKalb, 6:30 p.m.

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MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Jimmy V Classic, Pittsburgh vs. Cincinnati, at New York, ESPN, 7 p.m. Yale at Providence, FS1, 7 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Oklahoma, FSN, 8 p.m. Jimmy V Classic, Florida vs. Memphis, at New York, ESPN, 9 p.m. Missouri St. at Louisville, ESPN2, 9 p.m. Ball St. at Marquette, FS1, 9 p.m. NHL HOCKEY Washington at Philadelphia, NBCSN, 7:30 p.m. SOCCER FIFA, Club World Cup, semifinal, Guangzhou Evergrande vs. Bayern Munich, at Agadir, Morocco, FS1, 2:30 p.m. WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Jimmy V Classic, UConn at Duke, ESPN2, 7 p.m.

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Pacers lose 1st at home INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josh Smith had 30 points, Greg Monroe finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds, and the Detroit Pistons handed Indiana its first home loss Monday night, stunning the Pacers 101-96. The Pistons won for the second time in six games, ending a six-game skid in the series and a nine-game losing streak on the Pacers home court. Lance Stephenson had a season high 23 points, while Luis Scola scored 13 of his season-best 18 in the fourth quarter for Indiana (20-4), which was 11-0 at home coming into the game. Indiana and Oklahoma City were the only NBA teams to start Monday night with perfect home records. Detroit held a 55-40 rebounding edge and outscored the Pacers in the paint. Indiana tied the score four times and got as close as 96-94 late in the fourth. Indiana, which heads to Miami on Wednesday night for a rematch with the two-time defending champs, struggled offensively. The Pacers repeatedly got beaten up inside and never could quite dig itself out of an early hole. Even in the second half, when the Pacers typically dominate, they couldn’t. Smith scored Detroit’s first eight points of the second half and when Brandon Jennings knocked down a 3 with 7:47 left in the third, the Pistons led 68-59. With the Pacers showing their frustration, Detroit took advantage and extended the


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lead to 72-61 and kept Indiana at arm’s length the rest of the way.

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Back in the mix INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts coach Chuck Pagano befriended John Harbaugh years ago. Now Harbaugh’s former defensive coordinator in Baltimore is about to become a Ravens fan all over again. After seeing three AFC division leaders lose in Week 15, AFC South champion Indianapolis moved back into contention for a first-round bye with Sunday’s 25-3 win over Houston. If the Colts and Ravens each win their final two games, Indy can start prepping for a divisional round game at home. “I always root for those guys, so I guess we’ll be rooting for those guys again,” Pagano said Monday. “Our focus is on us because it really won’t matter if we don’t take care of business, but we’ll root for those guys, too.” SEE COLTS, PAGE B2

Indiana cut the deficit to 79-73 after three, but Detroit rebuilt an 89-79 cushion midway through the fourth. And when the Pacers thought they had an answer as Scola scored 10 straight points to make it a six-point deficit with 5:56 to play, the Pistons again pushed the lead to 96-89. Indiana made one last charge, getting within 96-94 on Stephenson’s 3 with 1:17 left, but the Pistons closed it out by making five free throws in the final minute. It was that kind of night for Indiana — all night, which never completely recovered from Detroit’s initial 13-3 run that made it 23-14 late in the first quarter. Heat 117, Jazz 94 LeBron James finished with 30 points, nine rebounds and nine assists despite sitting some of the second half after twisting his left ankle, Dwyane Wade added 27 points and Miami rolled past Utah. It was Miami’s 17th straight victory over a Western Conference opponent, the second-longest regular-season streak by an Eastern Conference team in NBA history. Boston won 20 straight over the West during a nine-month span of 1973. Chris Bosh scored 20 points for the Heat, who moved within two games of Indiana for the East lead. Miami plays host to the Pacers on Wednesday. Alec Burks scored 31 points for Utah, which got 17 from Derrick Favors.



Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis, left, celebrates with teammate inside linebacker Kelvin Sheppard during Sunday’s game.

FREMONT — The Fremont Community Schools board of education accepted the resignation of Nick Maksimchuk as Fremont High School’s football coach at its Monday meeting. Maksimchuk, 30, wants to spend more time with family, especially his 2-year-old son Keaton. Nick made the decision a couple of weeks ago and will continue to be a social studies teacher at FHS. He said he would consider getting back into coaching sometime in the future. “It was definitely the right time to step away. I just want to spend time with my son,” Maksimchuk said. SEE FREMONT, PAGE B2

Barons fall in contest at Goshen BY PHIL FRIEND

GOSHEN — The weather was dastardly for DeKalb fans making the trip northwest for Monday night’s non-conference battle with Goshen, a make-up game from Saturday night. The Barons’ shooting wasn’t much better than the weather. DeKalb was 5 of 22 (23 percent) from the field through three quarters and was 6 of 26 with three minutes left, all of which spelled doom for the Barons in an 46-33 loss to the Redskins. The Barons (2-3) were 0 of 13 from 3-point land. “I thought we got a little discouraged from the outside. Sometimes you get a little tight when you’re not hitting those shots,” said DeKalb coach Jon Everingham. “I’m a firm believer that you don’t win or lose basketball games based on if you hit shots; I think you find better shots. And we weren’t able to do that tonight. “Goshen did a good job switching up their defenses. But we scout Goshen, we watch their

films, and it’s not something that surprised us. We just needed to do a better job executing to get better shots when things aren’t going well from the outside for us. If we hit 6-7 3s, the game’s a much different story.” DeKalb did make four field goals late in the game to bring its shooting percentage up to 34 percent (10 of 29). Despite the Barons’ struggles from the field, they were still in contention to win the game. Following a bucket from Carson Forrest and two Dahlton Daub free throws, Goshen (3-2) led 31-25 with 4:47 left in the game. But from there, the Redskins ripped off an 8-0 run over the next two minutes to take a 39-25 lead. Austin Woollet made a free throw, followed by a back-breaking 3-pointer from Deric Haynes, two free throws from Woolett and a basket from DJ Ambrose to put the game out of reach. “We played solid defensively for about 2 1/2 quarters, and that kept us in the game,” Everingham said. “We got discouraged enough that it started affecting other parts

of our game. They made huge plays in transition in the third and fourth quarters and deserved to win that game.” Goshen also used a third-quarter run to break open a close game. Leading 16-14, Haynes and Colton Potter hit back-to-back 3-pointers, to go along with a Haynes lay-up, to give Goshen a 24-14 lead. But the Barons cut it back to six points with two free throws and a basket from Cole Hartman’s. Hartman’s bucket, with 50 seconds left in the third quarter, was only the second field goal the Barons had made since there was 1:38 left all the way back in the first quarter. There weren’t any shooting woes early for Hartman, though. He scored eight points in the first period — making three field goals — to push the Barons out to an 8-4 lead. Goshen wouldn’t take the lead for good until there was 2:21 left in the first half on a Woolett basket. Hartman led the Barons with 14 points and seven rebounds. Tanner Moore matched Hartman’s rebounding total.


DeKalb junior Cole Hartman rises above the Goshen defense to make a shot during Monday night’s game. Hartman finished with 14 points and seven SEE BARONS, PAGE B2 rebounds in the Barons’ loss.




With QB debate over, Bears focus on playoffs LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The great quarterback debate in Chicago is over. Now, the Bears can focus on a bigger issue, like making the playoffs. They got Jay Cutler back from an ankle injury and took a step toward the postseason with a 38-31 victory at Cleveland on Sunday. That put them a half-game ahead of Detroit in the NFC North, with the Lions playing Baltimore on Monday night, and gave the Bears (8-6) back-toback wins just when they looked like they were dropping out of contention. They’re in a better spot now as they get ready to visit Philadelphia this weekend. Cutler overcame a shaky start against the Browns while completing 22 of 31 passes for 265 yards after missing the previous four games with a high left ankle sprain. He also validated coach Marc Trestman’s decision to go with him even though Josh McCown had played so well in his absence. “It means a lot,” left tackle Jermon Bushrod said. “If he can do that, if he can live up to his word with the way Josh was playing, then you know if he

can do that and let the quarterback know he can do it ... He was just being true to his team, true to his word. And that just means a lot to our team.” Trestman had said for weeks that the job was Cutler’s when he was ready to return. Even so, there was plenty of debate leading up to the game. There were reports of division in the locker room, and Cutler even acknowledged after the game that he was feeling some extra pressure. He talked to Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte and the leaders on the offensive line in Roberto Garza and Bushrod to make sure they were on board with him playing. Trestman was adamant, and he saw no need to take the temperature of the locker room. In his mind, playing Cutler was the right decision — period. And he made that clear early on. “I stayed resolute, I think, in that I felt it was in the best interest of the team from the beginning to make sure that everybody knew the direction that we were going to go,” Trestman said. Cutler threw two first-half interceptions but came on strong down the stretch, finishing

FREMONT: Eagle seniors Beatty, Hostetler honored by board FROM PAGE B1

“I was very fortunate to be give a shot at age 23. You learn a lot about the sport and you learn a lot about yourself.” Maksimchuk went 16-46 in his six seasons at the helm with two sectional wins in Class 1A. That was the most wins by an Eagle football coach since Dan Callahan, the current Trine University compliance coordinator and wrestling coach who won 41 games and reached two 1A sectional final games at FHS from 1995 to 2002. Maksimchuk’s best season came in 2009, when he led the Eagles to a 6-5 mark, including 4-4 in the Northeast Corner Conference. Fremont was 2-8, 1-7, this fall. Maksimchuk has had a solid core group leading his team in his tenure, and had a few guys give college football a try, including linebacker Taylor Hastings at Saint Francis and quarterback Chandler McDowell at Franklin. Senior running back-wide receiver Nate Beatty is likely going to play college football. But the Eagles struggled with low numbers playing football throughout Maksimchuk’s tenure. Fremont has generally been in the 30s from grades 9-12, and suited up just 28 boys for its 58-19 first-round sectional home loss to Southwood. Maksimchuk was used to that situation going back to his high school playing days at New Lothrop, Mich, which is northwest of Flint, and his teams were able to enjoy a lot of success. “The numbers game, I’m used to it,” Maksimchuk said

of the Fremont situation. “We’ve teetered around in the 30s. “We’ll have a small senior class, but our sophomore class is very talented.” The resignation of football assistant coach Travis Foster was also accepted at Monday’s school board meeting. Top Eagles honored The Fremont Community Schools board of education honored FHS seniors Beatty and Abby Hostetler and veteran Eagle cross country coach Moses Castillo for outstanding athletic performance. Hostetler and Castillo led the Fremont girls cross country team to its second straight semistate meet, its second straight West Noble Sectional championship and its second straight Northeast Corner Conference Meet title. Hostetler earned her third consecutive All-State podium finish in her fourth straight state finals meet. She placed seventh in the state meet at Terre Haute in 18:18.8 on Nov. 2. “If she’s not the best female athlete in Fremont history, she is in the top five,” Fremont athletic director Roger Probst said of Hostetler. Beatty was recently picked to the Class 1A Senior All-State Team at wide receiver by the Indiana Football Coaches Association and was honorably mentioned to the Class 1A All-State team by the Associated Press. He started in all 41 games in his prep football career. Jennifer Decker contributed to this report.

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with three touchdown passes to help the Bears strengthen their playoff standing. They could get another boost this week if star linebacker Lance Briggs returns from his fractured shoulder. Trestman said the Bears will make a decision on Friday. He also said to forget about cornerback Charles Tillman returning in the playoffs. Tillman tore his triceps against Detroit on Nov. 10 and the Bears left open the possibility of a comeback in the playoffs after he was injured against Detroit on Nov. 10 by placing him on the injured reserve/designated to return list. Tillman was eligible to start practicing this week, but Trestman said the two-time Pro Bowl pick is out for the rest out for the rest of the season. As for Cutler, Trestman liked what he saw on Sunday. “We all saw how he handled the adversity in the game,” he said. “It didn’t start out well for him. ... I’m sure the way his teammates rallied around him — not just the offensive side, the entire team rallied around him. It wasn’t a good start, we all know that. The team continued to move forward and play hard.”


Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler celebrates a touchdown by Bears running back Michael Bush in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NFL game against the Cleveland Browns. Chicago won 38-31.

Local Sports Briefs • Angola downed by Cadets ANGOLA — Both Angola teams lost to Concordia Monday at the YMCA of Steuben County. The Cadets won the girls’ meet 92-78 and the boys’ dual 87-63. The Hornet girls had firsts from Mackenzie Simmons in the 100-yard breaststroke (1 minute, 20.41 seconds), Hayley Beckwith in the 50 freestyle (27.77 seconds) and Maria Clemens in the 500 freestyle (6:26.38). Angola also won the 200 free relay in 1:58.51 with the team of Simmons, Beckwith, Clemens and Sydney Robinson. Freshman Nathan Bourne won the 100 butterfly (1:01.5) and the 100 breaststroke (1:10.68) to lead the Angola boys. Freshman Brennan Weaver won the 100 backstroke in 1:15.69. The Hornets won the 200 free relay in 1:53.35 with the team

of Bourne, Chris Clemens, Tevin Crody and Brady Thompson.

Trine women fall NORTH MANCHESTER — Trine University’s women’s basketball team lost to Manchester 57-41 Monday night. Amy Newell and Megan Engle led the Thunder (1-7) with 11 points each. Newell also had nine rebounds. Kelsey Henselmeier added eight points, seven rebounds and four assists. Trine shot 25 percent from the field (13-53). Abby Lang and Erynn Meiklejohn each had 11 points for the Spartans.

Holmquist honored ROYAL OAK, Mich. — Trine University sophomore forward Jared Holmquist was named Michigan

Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for last week’s efforts. Holmquist was named MIAA Player of the Week for the first time in his college career after having 17 points and 17 rebounds in the Thunder’s 87-73 home win over North Park (Ill.) Saturday. He shot 7-of-13 from the floor and had six offensive rebounds.

Hamilton-Fremont games to be made up FREMONT — The Hamilton-Fremont games have makeup dates set after being postponed on Saturday because of the winter weather. The junior varsity-varsity boys doubleheaders will be at Fremont on Monday, starting with the J.V. contest at 6 p.m. The varsity girls game between the Marines and

Eagles will be played at FHS on Jan. 20 with a 6 p.m. tip.

Oak Farm wins contest in OT GARRETT — The Oak Farm Falcons seventhgrade boys’ basketball team defeated the Garrett Locomotives 33-31 in overtime. Oak Farm’s Even Russell made a free throw with 14 seconds left to send the game into overtime. The Falcons overcame a nine-point deficit in the first half. Ben Axel scored 11 points for the Falcons followed by Joe Kovets with nine points, Ryan Worman with six, Russell with four, and Ridley Zolman with three points. Connor Davidson and Reagan Albright pulled down key rebounds during the Falcons’ second half. comeback.

BARONS: DeKalb held 21-17 rebounding advantage despite loss FROM PAGE B1

Goshen 46, DeKalb 33

Daub scored six points, Forrest had five points, Moore and Will Chrisman had three points each, and Trey Beachey scored two points. “I thought Cole and Tanner were open. We struggled getting them the ball,” Everingham said. Haynes led the Redskins with 17 points, with Woolett also in double figures with 11 points. Hartsough added six points and Potter five. Goshen was 5 of 7 from 3-point land. DeKalb outrebounded Goshen 21-17. Logan Gerke was also assessed an intentional foul in the fourth quarter for a hard foul on Alex Haney. The Barons hadn’t been on the court since practice Friday, but Everingham said it didn’t affect his team. “These kids play enough throughout the year. Taking a couple days off, I don’t think we had any excuses,” Everingham said.

Players fg-fga ft-fta tp rb as st Forrest 2-2 1-2 5 2 1 1 Daub 2-8 2-2 6 1 0 1 Hartman 4-10 4-4 14 7 1 0 Gerke 0-2 0-0 0 1 0 1 Moore 0-2 3-6 3 7 1 0 Chrisman 1-4 1-2 3 2 0 1 Casper 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 Beachey 1-2 0-0 2 0 0 0 Totals 10-29 11-16 33 21 3 3 Players fg-fga ft-fta tp rb as st Gingerich 1-6 1-2 3 5 6 1 Haynes 6-9 2-4 17 2 0 1 Hartsough 2-3 1-2 6 3 0 0 Ambrose 1-4 0-0 2 1 2 0 Woolett 4-7 3-4 11 5 0 1 Potter 2-2 0-0 5 1 1 0 Harvey 0-0 2-2 2 0 0 2 Welch 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 Totals 16-3 29-14 46 17 9 5 DeKalb 9 2 7 15 — 33 Goshen 7 7 12 20 — 46 Three-point shooting — DeKalb 0-13 (Forrest 0-1, Daub 0-5, Hartman 0-2, Gerke 0-1, Chrisman 0-2, Casper 0-1, Beachey 0-1), Goshen 5-7 (Haynes 3-3, Hartsough 1-1, Potter 1-1, Gingerich 0-2). Team rebounds — DeKalb 2, Goshen 4. Turnovers — DeKalb 15, Goshen 14. Total fouls — DeKalb 18, Goshen 14. Blocks — Daub, Moore, Harvey.

DeKalb’s Carson Forrest defends Goshen’s Alex Hartsough during the first half of Monday’s non-conference tilt against the Redskins. Forrest scored five points in the Barons’ 46-33 loss. PHIL FRIEND

COLTS: Indianapolis finds itself right back in the seeding chase FROM PAGE B1

Last Monday, after losing at Cincinnati, the Colts (9-5) appeared to be locked into the AFC’s No. 4 seed and were trying to generate some momentum before hosting their first playoff game of the post-Peyton Manning era. But after losses by Denver (11-3), New England (10-4) and Cincinnati (9-5) this past week, the Colts find themselves right back in the seeding chase. Indy closes out the season with a trip to Kansas City, which locked up a playoff spot with a win at Oakland, and at home against a Jacksonville team that has been much better over the second half of the season. Win both and anything,

including a longshot jump to the No. 1 seed, is still possible. Cincinnati finishes at home against Minnesota and Baltimore. New England visits Baltimore and wraps up the regular season at home against Buffalo. Denver has trips to Houston and at Oakland, and the Chiefs close things out at San Diego. So if the Colts and Ravens win their last two, Indy have a better overall record than either the Bengals or Baltimore and would win a tiebreaker over New England on better conference record. They’re just not looking at it quite the same way. “Regardless of what

happens with anyone else, we want to win the rest of our games and kind of be catching fire here at the right time going into the playoffs,” left tackle Anthony Castonzo said. “We want to be playing our best ball regardless of what happens with any other teams.” After six weeks of slow starts and mostly frustrating football, the Colts looked more like the early-season team that jumped out to a big division lead. They led 20-3 at halftime, forced two turnovers, set up another score with a long punt return and produced their most lopsided victory since Sept. 29. It was easily their most

complete game since Pro Bowl receiver Reggie Wayne went down with a season-ending knee injury Oct. 20, and the difference came down to adjustments Andrew Luck & Co. made this week. Indy started the game with a no-huddle offense, got more receivers involved with a series of screens and was able to run the football in the second half. Darius Butler picked off two passes, too, giving him eight over the last two seasons, and Robert Mathis forced his second safety of the season. That’s how the Colts want things to look each week, not just against the scuffling Texans.



Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Norwell 0 0 1 0 Homestead 0 0 3 1 New Haven 0 0 2 1 Columbia City 0 0 2 2 DeKalb 0 0 2 3 Carroll 0 0 2 2 Bellmont 0 0 1 2 East Noble 0 0 0 2 Monday’s Game DeKalb 46, Goshen 33 Tuesday’s Games Bishop Dwenger at Norwell Wednesday, Dec. 18 Garrett at Bellmont Friday, Dec. 20 DeKalb at Norwell Columbia City at East Noble Bellmont at New Haven Homestead at Carroll Saturday, Dec. 21 DeKalb at Bishop Dwenger Monday, Dec. 23 Leo at Homestead Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Angola 1 0 3 1 Prairie Heights 1 0 3 1 Westview 1 0 2 2 Fairfield 1 1 2 1 Lakeland 1 1 2 1 West Noble 0 0 4 0 Hamilton 0 0 3 2 Eastside 0 0 2 2 Central Noble 0 1 0 3 Churubusco 0 1 0 3 Fremont 0 1 0 3 Tuesday’s Games Hamilton at Central Noble Lakewood Park at Eastside Prairie Heights at Bronson, Mich. Wednesday’s Game Concord at Lakeland Thursday, Dec. 19 Lakewood Park at Fremont Friday, Dec. 20 Westview at Angola Fairfield at Hamilton Eastside at Lakeland Churubusco at Prairie Heights Central Noble at West Noble Saturday, Dec. 21 Fairfield at Goshen Monday, Dec. 23 Angola at Garrett Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Bluffton 1 0 3 1 Garrett 1 0 3 1 Leo 1 0 2 1 Adams Central 1 0 3 2 South Adams 0 1 2 3 Woodlan 0 1 1 3 Heritage 0 1 0 3 Southern Wells 0 1 0 3 Tuesday’s Game Northfield at Southern Wells Wednesday’s Game Garrett at Bellmont Friday, Dec. 20 Leo at Garrett Adams Central at Woodlan Bluffton at Southern Wells Heritage at South Adams Saturday, Dec. 21 Snider at Bluffton Manchester at Leo Parkway, Ohio at South Adams Monday, Dec. 23 Angola at Garrett Leo at Homestead

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 2 0 7 0 East Noble 2 0 6 1 DeKalb 2 0 5 2 Columbia City 1 1 6 2 Norwell 1 1 5 1 New Haven 0 2 4 5 Carroll 0 2 1 7 Bellmont 0 2 0 8 Tuesday’s Games DeKalb at Lakeland East Noble at Snider Bellmont at Blackhawk Christian Carroll at Northrop Homestead at FW South Side Warsaw at Columbia City Wednesday, Dec. 18 New Haven at Adams Central Norwell at Huntington North Saturday, Dec. 21 East Noble at Columbia City Carroll at Homestead New Haven at Bellmont Norwell at DeKalb Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 4 0 6 1 Westview 3 0 7 2 Angola 4 1 4 5 West Noble 4 1 6 3 Fremont 2 3 5 2 Lakeland 2 3 4 6 Churubusco 1 3 4 6 Prairie Heights 2 3 5 5 Hamilton 0 2 2 3 Central Noble 0 4 2 6 Eastside 0 4 0 7 Tuesday’s Games Angola at Westview DeKalb at Lakeland Garrett at Fremont Hamilton at Central Noble Lakewood Park at Eastside Thursday, Dec. 19 Fremont at Westview West Noble at Whitko Saturday, Dec. 21 Hamilton at Fairfield Central Noble at West Noble Lakeland at Eastside Prairie Heights at Churubusco Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 3 0 9 0 Southern Wells 2 1 4 4 Leo 2 1 7 1 Woodlan 2 1 7 1 Heritage 2 1 6 2 South Adams 1 2 6 2 Bluffton 0 3 2 7 Adams Central 0 3 1 6 Monday’s Game Wes-Del at South Adams Tuesday’s Games Garrett at Fremont FW North Side at Leo Heritage at Concordia Souithwood at Bluffton Woodlan at Bishop Dwenger Wednesday, Dec. 18 New Haven at Adams Central Thursday, Dec. 19 Lakewood Park at Heritage South Adams at Daleville Saturday, Dec. 21 South Adams at Garrett Adams Central at Bluffton Southern Wells at Leo Woodlan at Heritage

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 10 4 0 .714 369 311 Miami 8 6 0 .571 310 296 N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 246 367 Buffalo 5 9 0 .357 300 354 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianapolis 9 5 0 .643 338 319 Tennessee 5 9 0 .357 326 355 Jacksonville 4 10 0 .286 221 399 Houston 2 12 0 .143 253 375 North W L T Pct PF PA Cincinnati 9 5 0 .643 354 274 Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 261 Pittsburgh 6 8 0 .429 321 332 Cleveland 4 10 0 .286 288 362 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Denver 11 3 0 .786 535 372 x-Kansas City 11 3 0 .786 399 255 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 311 Oakland 4 10 0 .286 295 393 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 8 6 0 .571 364 349 Dallas 7 7 0 .500 393 385 N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 251 357 Washington 3 11 0 .214 305 434 South W L T Pct PF PA New Orleans 10 4 0 .714 359 270

Carolina 10 4 0 .714 328 208 Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 258 324 Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 6 0 .571 406 391 Detroit 7 6 0 .538 346 321 Green Bay 7 6 1 .536 353 362 Minnesota 4 9 1 .321 363 425 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 2 0 .857 380 205 San Francisco10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona 9 5 0 .643 342 291 St. Louis 6 8 0 .429 316 324 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday’s Game San Diego 27, Denver 20 Sunday’s Games Minnesota 48, Philadelphia 30 Atlanta 27, Washington 26 San Francisco 33, Tampa Bay 14 Seattle 23, N.Y. Giants 0 Chicago 38, Cleveland 31 Indianapolis 25, Houston 3 Buffalo 27, Jacksonville 20 Miami 24, New England 20 Kansas City 56, Oakland 31 Carolina 30, N.Y. Jets 20 Arizona 37, Tennessee 34, OT St. Louis 27, New Orleans 16 Green Bay 37, Dallas 36 Pittsburgh 30, Cincinnati 20 Monday’s Game Baltimore at Detroit, late Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Denver at Houston, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 12 14 .462 — Toronto 9 13 .409 1 Brooklyn 9 15 .375 2 New York 7 17 .292 4 Philadelphia 7 19 .269 5 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 18 6 .750 — Atlanta 13 12 .520 5½ Washington 10 13 .435 7½ Charlotte 10 14 .417 8 Orlando 7 17 .292 11 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 20 4 .833 — Detroit 12 14 .462 9 Chicago 9 13 .409 10 Cleveland 9 14 .391 10½ Milwaukee 5 19 .208 15 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 19 4 .826 — Houston 16 9 .640 4 Dallas 14 10 .583 5½ New Orleans 11 11 .500 7½ Memphis 10 13 .435 9 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 21 4 .840 — Oklahoma City 19 4 .826 1 Denver 14 9 .609 6 Minnesota 12 13 .480 9 Utah 6 21 .222 16 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L. A. Clippers 16 9 .640 — Phoenix 14 9 .609 1 Golden State 13 12 .520 3 L.A. Lakers 11 13 .458 4½ Sacramento 7 15 .318 7½ Sunday’s Games Sacramento 106, Houston 91 Minnesota 101, Memphis 93 Portland 111, Detroit 109, OT Oklahoma City 101, Orlando 98 Phoenix 106, Golden State 102 Denver 102, New Orleans 93 Monday’s Games Detroit 101, Indiana 96 Brooklyn 130, Philadelphia 94 Boston 101, Minnesota 97 Miami 117, Utah 94 Atlanta 114, L.A. Lakers 100 Washington 102, New York 101 Orlando 83, Chicago 82 San Antonio at L.A. Clippers, late Tuesday’s Games Portland at Cleveland, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Charlotte, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Denver, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Utah at Orlando, 7 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Toronto, 7 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Minnesota, 8 p.m. New York at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Memphis at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Chicago at Houston, 9:30 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 33 22 9 2 46 92 70 Montreal 35 20 12 3 43 88 75 Tampa Bay 33 19 11 3 41 90 80 Detroit 35 15 11 9 39 89 94 Toronto 35 17 15 3 37 98 102 Ottawa 35 14 15 6 34 99 113 Florida 34 12 17 5 29 78 109 Buffalo 33 7 23 3 17 55 96 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 35 24 10 1 49 108 75 Washington 33 18 12 3 39 105 97 Carolina 34 14 13 7 35 79 94 N.Y. Rangers34 16 17 1 33 76 91 Philadelphia 33 14 15 4 32 76 91 New Jersey 34 13 15 6 32 78 85 Columbus 34 14 16 4 32 87 95 N.Y. Islanders34 9 19 6 24 83 118 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 36 24 7 5 53 135 101 St. Louis 32 22 6 4 48 112 76 Colorado 31 21 9 1 43 88 73 Minnesota 35 19 11 5 43 81 81 Dallas 31 15 11 5 35 90 93 Nashville 33 16 14 3 35 77 92 Winnipeg 35 15 15 5 35 93 102 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 35 23 7 5 51 111 89 Los Angeles 34 22 8 4 48 94 68 San Jose 33 20 7 6 46 108 82 Vancouver 35 20 10 5 45 98 83 Phoenix 32 18 9 5 41 104 100 Calgary 33 13 15 5 31 86 106 Edmonton 35 11 21 3 25 93 120 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Sunday’s Games Washington 5, Philadelphia 4, SO N.Y. Rangers 4, Calgary 3, SO Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 0 Florida 2, Montreal 1 Chicago 3, Los Angeles 1 Anaheim 3, Edmonton 2 Monday’s Games Pittsburgh 3, Toronto 1 Winnipeg 3, Columbus 2 Ottawa 3, St. Louis 2, OT Dallas at Colorado, late Tuesday’s Games Calgary at Boston, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Florida at Toronto, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Anaheim at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Chicago at Nashville, 8 p.m. Vancouver at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Edmonton at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

Indiana High School Boys Basketball Top 10 Teams The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses,

records through games of Dec. 15, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Carmel (14) 4-0 368 1 2. Columbus North (2) 4-0 294 3 3. Indpls Tech (2) 4-1 265 5 4. Munster (1) 4-0 226 6 5. Ham. Southeastern 4-0 210 8 6. Indpls Pike 4-1 190 2 7. Ev. Harrison 3-1 163 7 8. Brownsburg 4-1 84 NR 9. Jeffersonville 2-0 77 NR 10. Penn 3-0 51 NR Others receiving votes: Marion 49. Indpls Ben Davis 44. Indpls Cathedral 36. Lake Central 33. Richmond 22. Ft. Wayne North 21. McCutcheon 19. Lawrence Central 16. Indpls N. Central 15. Mt.Vernon (Hancock) 14. Logansport 14. Lafayette Harrison 12. E. Chicago 12. Ev. Reitz 12. Mooresville 12. Chesterton 8. Northridge 7. S. Bend Washington 6. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Greensburg (15) 6-0 364 1 2. Bowman Academy (3)4-0 340 2 3. Guerin Catholic (1) 5-0 312 3 4. Indpls Brebeuf 3-0 233 6 5. Brownstown 2-0 231 5 6. Batesville 5-1 174 7 7. Corydon 3-0 98 NR 8. New Haven 2-1 81 9 9. Muncie Central 4-1 52 NR 10. Hamilton Hts. 3-1 51 NR Others receiving votes: Ev. Bosse 50. Frankfort 48. Princeton 47. Vincennes 45. Ft. Wayne Luers 43. Southridge 29. Ft. Wayne Dwenger 21. Tippecanoe Valley 14. Mt. Vernon (Posey) 12. Culver Academy 8. Gary Wallace 8. Western 7. NorthWood 6. Heritage Hills 6. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Indpls Park Tudor (16)4-0 368 1 2. Wapahani (1) 3-0 312 2 3. Hammond Noll (1) 4-0 304 3 4. Frankton 4-0 259 4 5. Sullivan 2-0 213 5 6. Providence 2-0 193 6 7. Clarksville 4-0 167 8 8. Linton-Stockton (1) 1-0 144 7 9. Perry Central 3-0 88 NR 10. Paoli 3-0 43 NR Others receiving votes: Tipton 42. Indpls Scecina 33. Cloverdale 29. Lapel 26. Speedway 18. Lake Station 8. Indpls Howe 7. Eastern (Greene) 7. S. Spencer 7. Crawford Co. 6. Hagerstown 6. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Barr-Reeve (14) 2-0 366 1 2. Borden (1) 4-0 301 2 3. Kouts (2) 5-0 273 4 4. Lafayette Catholic (1)3-1 271 3 5. Triton 3-1 194 7 6. MC Marquette (1) 4-2 189 5 7. Tindley 4-0 152 8 8. Orleans 2-0 137 9 9. Waldron 2-0 92 6 10. Liberty Christian 2-1 78 10 Others receiving votes: Covington 47. Clay City 45. Morristown 35. N. Daviess 22. Tri-County 17. N. Vermillion 12. Ev. Day 12. Culver 8. Elkhart Christian 8. Dubois 8. Tecumseh 7. Christian Academy 6.

Indiana High School Girls Basketball Top 10 Teams The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Top 10 basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 15, and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Bed. N. Lawrence (12)7-0 147 1 2. Lawrence North (3)10-0 138 2 3. Homestead 7-0 111 4 4. Penn 7-0 90 6 5. Columbus North 6-1 82 5 6. Logansport 6-0 74 7 7. Westfield 7-0 63 8 8. Indpls Roncalli 7-1 44 3 9. LaPorte 7-0 34 9 10. Bloomington South7-1 18 NR Others receiving votes: Center Grove 10, Franklin Central 5, Lake Central 4, Pike 3, Mooresville 2. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Ev. Mater Dei (14) 6-0 140 1 2. Western 8-0 116 2 3. Princeton 7-0 93 5 4. Rushville 5-1 86 3 5. Norwell 5-1 81 4 6. Madison 6-0 73 6 7. Garrett 9-0 59 7 8. Western Boone 8-0 40 9 9. FW Concordia 5-2 25 8 10. Benton Central 7-1 21 NR Others receiving votes: Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 9, Rochester 8, South Bend St. Joseph’s 7, Northwood 6, Indianapolis Chatard 5, Washington 1. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Tipton (9) 6-0 121 3 2. Heritage Christian (4)8-1 114 1 3. Eastern Hancock 6-0 94 5 4. FW Canterbury 6-1 91 4 5. Knightstown 9-0 79 6 6. Triton Central 5-1 71 2 7. Indpls Ritter 6-1 48 7 8. Wabash 7-1 47 8 9. Paoli 4-1 17 9 10. Westview 7-2 9 NR Others receiving votes: Lapel 7, Forest Park 6, Eastern (Pekin) 3, Hammond Bishop Noll 3, Sheridan 2, North Knox 2, Riverton Parke 1, Providence 1, Northfield 1. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Oregon-Davis (10) 7-0 20 1 2. Southwestern (3) 6-0 18 2 3. Vincennes Rivet 5-1 16 3 4. Barr-Reeve 4-1 14 5 5. N. Daviess 7-0 12 6 6. Lafayette Catholic 5-2 10 4 7. W. Central 6-0 9 7 8. Jac-Cen-Del 6-1 8 8 9. Culver 7-2 7 9 10. Attica 8-0 6 NR Others receiving votes: Receiving Votes: Randolph Southern 22, Borden 14, Tri 10, Wood Memorial 2, Northeast Dubois 1.

Men’s College Basketball Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Arizona (63) 11-0 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) 10-0 1,528 2 3. Ohio St. 10-0 1,464 3 4. Wisconsin 12-0 1,381 4 5. Michigan St. 8-1 1,297 5 6. Louisville 9-1 1,264 6 7. Oklahoma St. 9-1 1,165 7 8. Duke 7-2 1,053 8 8. Villanova 10-0 1,053 10 10. UConn 9-0 1,035 9 11. Wichita St. 10-0 923 12 12. Baylor 8-1 898 14 13. Oregon 9-0 834 15 14. North Carolina 7-2 792 18 15. Memphis 7-1 755 16 16. Florida 7-2 699 19 17. Iowa St. 8-0 698 17 18. Kansas 7-3 482 13 19. Kentucky 8-3 414 11 20. Colorado 10-1 405 21 21. Gonzaga 10-1 376 20 22. UMass 9-0 351 22 23. Missouri 10-0 222 24 24. San Diego St. 7-1 176 25 25. Iowa 10-2 72 23 Others receiving votes: UCLA 69, Pittsburgh 66, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 11, George Washington 5, Harvard 4, Oklahoma 4, Michigan 3, Toledo 3.

Men’s College Basketball Top 25 Schedule Tuesday’s Games No. 5 Michigan State vs. North Florida, 7 p.m. No. 6 Louisville vs. Missouri State, 9 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. Delaware State, 8 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State at Alabama, 9 p.m. No. 13 Oregon vs. UC Irvine, 10:30 p.m. No. 15 Memphis vs. No. 16 Florida at Madison Square Garden, 9 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. Delaware, 7 p.m.

No. 10 UConn vs. Stanford, 9 p.m. No. 12 Baylor vs. Northwestern State, 9:30 p.m. No. 14 North Carolina vs. Texas, 7 p.m. No. 22 UMass at Ohio, 7 p.m. No. 24 San Diego State vs. Southern Utah, 10 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 1 Arizona vs. Southern U., 9 p.m. No. 8 Duke vs. UCLA at Madison Square Garden, 7:30 p.m. Friday’s Game No. 2 Syracuse vs. High Point, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 3 Ohio State vs. Notre Dame at Madison Square Garden, 7:30 p.m. No. 5 Michigan State at Texas, 4 p.m. No. 6 Louisville at Florida International, 6 p.m. No. 7 Oklahoma State vs. No. 20 Colorado at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, 11:30 p.m. No. 8 Villanova vs. Rider, 4 p.m. No. 13 Oregon vs. BYU, 10:30 p.m. No. 14 North Carolina vs. Davidson, 5 p.m. No. 15 Memphis vs. Southeast Missouri State, 8 p.m. No. 16 Florida vs. Fresno State at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla., 4:30 p.m. No. 18 Kansas vs. Georgetown, Noon No. 19 Kentucky vs. Belmont, Noon No. 21 Gonzaga at Kansas State, 3:30 p.m. No. 22 UMass vs. Florida State at the BB&T Center, Sunrise, Fla., 2 p.m. No. 23 Missouri vs. Illinois at Scottrade Center, St. Louis, 5:30 p.m. No. 24 San Diego State vs. McNeese State, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 10 UConn at Washington, 3:30 p.m. No. 11 Wichita State vs. North Carolina Central, 8 p.m. No. 12 Baylor vs. Southern U., 5 p.m. No. 17 Iowa State at George Mason at the Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, 5:30 p.m. No. 25 Iowa vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 2 p.m.

Women’s College Basketball Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 15, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. UConn (36) 10-0 900 1 2. Duke 10-0 864 2 3. Tennessee 9-0 804 3 4. Notre Dame 9-0 778 4 5. Kentucky 11-0 764 5 6. Stanford 8-1 728 6 7. Louisville 10-1 674 7 8. Maryland 10-1 650 8 9. Baylor 8-1 630 9 10. South Carolina 9-0 530 10 11. Colorado 9-0 517 11 12. LSU 8-1 465 13 13. Oklahoma St. 8-0 419 14 14. North Carolina 8-2 388 15 15. Iowa St. 9-0 378 17 16. Georgia 10-0 344 16 17. Penn St. 7-3 323 12 18. Purdue 6-2 267 18 19. Nebraska 8-2 249 19 20. Oklahoma 6-3 232 20 21. California 7-2 200 22 22. Iowa 10-2 126 21 23. Syracuse 8-1 122 25 24. Florida St. 8-1 98 ó 25. Gonzaga 8-2 72 23 Others receiving votes: Arizona St. 51, Texas A&M 44, Arizona St. 50, Arkansas 32, Texas 15, San Diego 9, West Virginia 8, UTEP 7, Georgia Tech 4, Indiana 4, Middle Tennessee 2, BYU 1, Saint Joseph’s 1.

Women’s Top 25 Basketball Schedule Tuesday’s Games No. 1 UConn at No. 2 Duke, 7 p.m. No. 3 Tennessee vs. Tennessee State, 7 p.m. No. 7 Louisville at Ball State, 7 p.m. No. 12 LSU vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 8 p.m. No. 16 Georgia vs. Lipscomb, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 9 Baylor vs. Mississippi, 7 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina vs. No. 14 North Carolina at the Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Convention Center, 7 p.m. No. 18 Purdue at Green Bay, 8 p.m. No. 20 Oklahoma at Fairfield, 7 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 2 Duke vs. Albany (N.Y.), 6:30 p.m. No. 13 Oklahoma State vs. Michigan State at Coliseo Guillermo Angulo, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2 p.m. No. 23 Syracuse vs. Niagara, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games No. 10 South Carolina vs. Winthrop, Noon No. 12 LSU at N.C. State, 7 p.m. No. 24 Florida State vs. Pacific at The Pyramid, Long Beach, Calif., 10 p.m. Saturday’s Games No. 3 Tennessee at No. 6 Stanford, 4:30 p.m. No. 7 Louisville vs. No. 11 Colorado, 1 p.m. No. 13 Oklahoma State at Georgia Tech, 5 p.m. No. 14 North Carolina vs. High Point, 1 p.m. No. 16 Georgia at Rutgers, 2 p.m. No. 19 Nebraska vs. South Dakota, 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Oklahoma at Marist, 7 p.m. No. 22 Iowa vs. Drake, 5 p.m. No. 23 Syracuse vs. Saint Joseph’s, 1 p.m. No. 25 Gonzaga at Washington State, 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 1 UConn vs. No. 21 California at Madison Square Garden, 1:30 p.m. No. 2 Duke at No. 5 Kentucky, 3 p.m. No. 4 Notre Dame vs. Central Michigan, 2 p.m. No. 10 South Carolina vs. South Carolina State, 1 p.m. No. 17 Penn State vs. Alcorn State, 11 a.m. No. 18 Purdue vs. Bowling Green, Noon

NCAA Division I Ice Hockey Poll MINNEAPOLIS (AP) —The top 20 teams in the NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey poll, compiled by U.S. College Hockey Online, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 15 and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Minnesota (32) 12-2-2 978 2 2. Ferris State (12) 14-2-3 914 4 3. Michigan 10-2-2 888 3 4. St. Cloud State (4)11-2-3 855 1 5. Providence (2) 11-2-3 834 5 6. Union 12-3-3 717 10 7. Boston College 10-4-2 688 6 8. Quinnipiac 13-3-3 685 7 9. Clarkson 12-3-1 610 8 10. Mass-Lowell 11-5-0 564 9 11. Yale 6-3-3 452 11 12. Miami 9-7-2 374 12 13. Notre Dame 10-7-1 364 13 14. Wisconsin 8-5-1 329 15 15. Cornell 7-4-2 315 14 16. Northeastern 9-5-2 270 16 17. Denver 9-6-3 161 20 18. Lake Superior 10-7-1 152 17 19. Nebraska-Omaha8-7-1 100 19 20. Minnesota State11-7-0 67 NR Others receiving votes: Rensselaer 54, Vermont 47, North Dakota 29, Maine 22, New Hampshire 18, Ohio State 9, Mercyhurst 3, Bentley 1.

Big Ten Conference Conf. All Games W L W L Wisconsin 0 0 12 0 Ohio St. 0 0 10 0 Michigan St. 0 0 8 1 Iowa 0 0 10 2 Illinois 0 0 9 2 Minnesota 0 0 9 2 Indiana 0 0 3 Purdue 0 0 8 3 Nebraska 0 0 7 3 Penn St. 0 0 8 4 Michigan 0 0 6 4 Northwestern 0 0 6 5 Saturday’s Games Arizona 72, Michigan 70 Wisconsin 86, E. Kentucky 61 Princeton 81, Penn St. 79, OT Notre Dame 79, Indiana 72 Michigan St. 67, Oakland 63 Nebraska 79, Arkansas St. 67

Butler 76, Purdue 70 Ohio St. 79, N. Dakota St. 62 Oregon 71, Illinois 64 Sunday’s Game No games scheduled Monday’s Game Northwestern 86, MVSU 64 Tuesday’s Games Maryland Eastern Shore at Purdue, 7 p.m. UNF at Michigan State, 7 p.m. Wednesday’s Game Delaware at Ohio State, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games Nicholls State at Indiana, 7 p.m. UNO at Minnesota, 9 p.m. Saturday’s Games Michigan State at Texas, 4 p.m. Illinois at Missouri, 5:30 p.m. Notre Dame vs. Ohio State, 7:30 p.m. Stanford vs. Michigan, 8:30 p.m. The Citadel at Nebraska, 9:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Kennesaw State at Indiana, noon Purdue at West Virginia, 1 p.m. Arkansas - Pine Bluff at Iowa, 2 p.m. Brown at Northwestern, 2 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Penn State, 2 p.m.

Mid-American Conference East Conf. All Games 0 0 8 2 0 0 7 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 4 3 0 0 5 5 0 0 2 5 West Toledo 0 0 9 0 E. Michigan 0 0 6 3 Cent. Michigan 0 0 6 4 W. Michigan 0 0 5 4 N. Illinois 0 0 3 5 Ball St. 0 0 2 5 Saturday’s Games Toledo 77, Sam Houston St. 61 Ohio 72, Alabama A&M 47 UMass 80, N. Illinois 54 Dayton 84, Cent. Michigan 58 Akron 84, Bethune-Cookman 56 Sunday’s Games Miami 59, Wright St. 56 Bowling Green 67, Morehead St. 61 Missouri 66, W. Michigan 60 Monday’s Game Akron 74, Oral Roberts 64 Tuesday’s Games Central Michigan at Jacksonville St., 7:45 p.m. Toledo at Arkansas State, 8 p.m. Ball State at Marquette, 8 p.m. Wednesday’s Games UMass at Ohio, 7 p.m. Detroit Mercy at Akron, 7 p.m. Western Michigan at Drake, 8 p.m. Northern Illinois at Loyola-Chi., 8 p.m. Kent St. Ohio Akron Buffalo Bowling Green Miami

Qualifiers for the 2014 Masters AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) —The 90 players who have qualified and are expected to compete in the 78th Masters, to be played April 10-13 at Augusta National Golf Club. Players listed in only first category for which they are eligible. MASTERS CHAMPIONS: Adam Scott, Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel, Phil Mickelson, Angel Cabrera, Trevor Immelman, Zach Johnson, Tiger Woods, Mike Weir, Vijay Singh, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark O’Meara, Ben Crenshaw, Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Ian Woosnam, Sandy Lyle, Larry Mize, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson. U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONS (five years): Justin Rose, Webb Simpson, Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell, Lucas Glover. BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONS (five years): Ernie Els, Darren Clarke, Louis Oosthuizen, Stewart Cink. PGA CHAMPIONS (five years): Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Martin Kaymer, Y.E. Yang. PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIPS CHAMPIONS (three years): Matt Kuchar, K.J. Choi. U.S. AMATEUR CHAMPION AND RUNNER-UP: a-Matt Fitzpatrick, a-Oliver Goss. BRITISH AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Garrick Porteous. U.S. AMATEUR PUBLIC LINKS CHAMPION: a-Jordan Niebrugge. U.S. MID-AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Michael McCoy. ASIAN AMATEUR CHAMPION: a-Lee Chang-woo. TOP 12 AND TIES-2013 MASTERS: Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Thorbjorn Olesen, Brandt Snedeker, Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Tim Clark, John Huh. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2013 U.S. OPEN: Billy Horschel, Hunter Mahan. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2013 BRITISH OPEN: Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter. TOP FOUR AND TIES-2013 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Jim Furyk, Jonas Blixt. PGA TOUR EVENT WINNERS SINCE 2013 MASTERS (FULL FEDEX CUP POINTS AWARDED): Derek Ernst, Sang-Moon Bae, Boo Weekley, Harris English, Ken Duke, Bill Haas, Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, Ryan Moore, Chris Kirk. FIELD FROM THE 2013 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP: Steve Stricker, Dustin Johnson, Roberto Castro, Nick Watney, Brendon de Jonge, Luke Donald, Gary Woodland, Kevin Streelman, D.A. Points, Graham DeLaet. TOP 50 FROM FINAL WORLD RANKING IN 2013: Hideki Matsuyama, Thomas Bjorn, Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson, Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Francesco Molinari, Rickie Fowler, Matteo Manassero, David Lynn, Thongchai Jaidee, Peter Hanson, Joost Luiten, Branden Grace. TOP 50 FROM WORLD RANKING ON MARCH 30: TBD. SPECIAL FOREIGN INVITATIONS: TBD.

Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS —Announced RHP Luis Marte and INF Danny Worth cleared waivers and were sent outright to Toledo (IL). TORONTO BLUE JAYS —Agreed to terms with INF Jared Goedert and RHP Tomo Ohka on minor league contracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Acquired RHP Addison Reed from the Chicago White Sox for INF Matt Davidson. ATLANTA BRAVES —Agreed to terms with RHP Gavin Floyd and RHP Brandon Beachy on one-year contracts. COLORADO ROCKIES —Signed LHP Boone Logan to a three-year contract. Designated RHP Collin McHugh for assignment. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS —Signed INF Mark Ellis to a one-year contract. American Association AMARILLO SOX —Released RHP Freddy Flores. Can-Am League TROIS-RIVIERES AIGLES —Released INF Josh Colafemina and RHP Luis Munoz. Frontier League NORMAL CORNBELTERS — Exercised the 2014 contract options on RHP Drew Provence, RHP Jose Trinidad, RHP Luis Noel, RHP Matthew Suschak, RHP Tyler Lavigne, INF Ryan Lashley, INF Santiago Chirino, OF Jason Matusik, OF Romulo Ruiz, UT David Medina, and OF Oscar Garcia. Declined the options on RHP Mitch Mormann, RHP Sean Gregory, INF T.J. Gavlik, INF Luis Parache, OF Rogelio Noris and C David Remedios. RIVER CITY RASCALS —Signed OF Daniel Aldrich and C Saxon Butler. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS —Waived G Mike James. MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES —Signed F James Johnson from Rio Grande Valley. HOCKEY National Hockey League CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Activated F Bryan Bickell from injured reserve. Reassigned F Jeremy Morin to Rockford (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Reassigned D Austin Madaisky to Springfield (AHL) from Evansville.


SPORTS BRIEFS • Arizona, Syracuse stay 1-2 in AP Top 25 NEW YORK (AP) — Arizona remains the runaway No. 1 in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll after winning a close game at Michigan on Saturday. The Wildcats (11-0), who won 72-70, received all but two of the first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel Monday. Syracuse (10-0) got the other two No. 1 votes and remains second in a poll, with the top eight teams holding the same spot from last week. Ohio State is third followed by Wisconsin, Michigan State, Louisville and Oklahoma State. Duke and Villanova, which moved up two spots, were tied for eighth, while Connecticut dropped one spot to round out the top 10. North Carolina, which beat Kentucky 82-77 on Saturday, moved from 18th to No. 14. The loss dropped the Wildcats, the preseason No. 1, from 11th to No. 19.

UConn women stay No. 1 in AP poll NEW YORK (AP) — The UConn women’s basketball team remains the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press poll, with a showdown against second-ranked Duke looming tonight. It will be the 52nd meeting between the top two teams in the poll, with the No. 1 team holding a 31-20 advantage. The top 10 remained the same as last week with Tennessee, Notre Dame, Kentucky, Stanford, Louisville, Maryland, Baylor and South Carolina following the Blue Devils. Colorado, LSU, Oklahoma State, North Carolina and Iowa State were the next five. Georgia was 16th followed by Penn State, which fell five spots after losing to South Dakota State. Purdue, Nebraska and Oklahoma were the next three. California, Iowa, Syracuse, Florida State and Gonzaga round out the poll. The Seminoles entered the Top 25 this week.

Bruins’ Thornton appealing 15-game suspension TORONTO (AP) — The Boston Bruins’ Shawn Thornton has decided to appeal his 15-game suspension for punching and injuring unsuspecting Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. Thornton’s agent, Anton Thun, confirmed in an email that his client was appealing. The NHL Players’ Association announced it had informed the league of that plan before the 48-hour deadline to do so passed. As laid out in the collective bargaining agreement, the appeal first goes to Commissioner Gary Bettman. If Bettman upholds the suspension, Thornton and the NHLPA can then elect to appeal to a neutral arbitrator. Buffalo Sabres forward Patrick Kaleta is the only player to use this appeals process under the new CBA, and no player has gone to the neutral arbitrator. Bettman upheld Kaleta’s 10-game suspension for an illegal hit on Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnston. Orpik was knocked unconscious in the Dec. 7 incident and has not played since because of a concussion.

Diamondbacks acquire closer Reed from White Sox PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired closer Addison Reed from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for third base prospect Matt Davidson. Reed, who turns 25 later this month, ranked fifth in the American League and seventh overall in the majors with 40 saves last season. In 68 appearances, he went 5-4 with a 3.79 ERA and had eight blown saves. He walked 23 and struck out 72. Opponents batted .215 against the right-hander. The 22-year-old Davidson made his major league debut last season, appearing in 31 games with Arizona. He hit .237 with three homers. In 115 games with Triple-A Reno last year, Davidson hit .280 with 32 doubles, 17 homers and 74 RBIs. Arizona selected Davidson in the first round of the 2009 draft, the 35th selection overall.

UConn guard to have shoulder surgery STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard Rodney Purvis, who is sitting out this season after transferring from North Carolina State, plans to have surgery to fix a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The school says the 6-foot-4 redshirt freshman will undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday morning at the UConn Health Center in Farmington. The school says the surgery also will tighten up muscles to stabilize a painful condition that has bothered Purvis since high school. The tear and condition were discovered during an MRI done earlier this year. The school says it made the decision to have the surgery now, while Purvis is sitting out under NCAA rules following his transfer.






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Recycling has lots of room to improve e’ve come a long way with recycling in the past 25 years, but we still have such a long way to go. This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Garrett Recycling Center, a pioneering effort started by volunteers at a time when few local communities offered ways to recycle waste. The Garrett operation’s volunteers make recycling easy with drive-through convenience. But a sign of progress sits just outside its walls — new bins that allow recycling at all hours of the day. Garrett residents also now can have their recycling picked up at curbside — joining other local communities with that service. But despite all those steps forward, a new study shows that 92 percent of what Hoosiers throw in the trash could be recycled or composted. In other words, less than 10 percent of our trash truly belongs in a trash can, according to a Ball State University report. About two-thirds of our waste consists of materials that could be used again to make A Ball State products — paper study says less new and paperboard, than 10 percent plastics, metals and glass. of our trash Another 17 percent belongs in a of our waste is food trash can. scraps (11 percent) and yard trimmings (6 percent) that could be turned into compost. Electronic waste makes up an especially important category. Since 2011, it’s been illegal for Hoosier homes, small businesses and schools to discard electronic items in the trash, because they contain toxic materials. The Ball State study says really, we’re throwing away money. It found 77 Indiana companies that use recycled materials to make new products, accounting for 30,000 jobs. It estimates that better rates of recycling could create many more jobs for Hoosiers. Eight out of every 10 recycling-based jobs are in metals, which get sold to scrap dealers and melted into steel and other products. We do a good job of recycling metals because of the money to be made on all sides. The challenge for our future is creating more and stronger incentives to recycle other types of waste. Twenty-five years ago, the Garrett Recycling Center took a big step forward in making recycling more convenient. Since then, we’ve made drop-off bins and curbside recycling widely available, but using those services depends on people acting in good conscience. In most cases, it doesn’t make a dime’s worth of difference to a resident if he or she drops recyclables into a recycling bin or a trash container. And even for those with good intentions, opportunities to recycle electronic waste remain inconvenient. Except for e-waste, we may have reached the limit of recycling rates we can achieve through more convenience. To whittle down that figure of 92 percent unnecessary waste, we’ll need ever better ways to motivate the public, which responds best when it affects the pocketbook. In many communities, the family that sets out a full trash container and never recycles pays the same as the family next door with an overflowing recycling bin and nearly empty trash can. Too often, residents who recycle pay more, not less. Until that changes with a savings to those who recycle, rates of recycling may not change much, either.

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our own President Obama’s speech that moved me the most. “To the people of South Africa — people of every race and walk of life — the world thanks To the editor: you for sharing Nelson Mandela with us … It’s truly an incredibly humbling “Given the sweep of his life, the scope week for this small town Indiana girl of his accomplishments, the adoration that to be serving as a United States Peace he so rightly earned, it’s tempting I think Corps Volunteer in South Africa. As your to remember Nelson Mandela as an icon, newspaper reported, last week anti-apartsmiling and serene, detached from the heid leader and former South African President and Nelson Mandela passed away. tawdry affairs of lesser men. But Madiba himself strongly resisted such a lifeless In every village, town, and city throughout portrait … He was not a bust made of the country, South Africans are celebrating marble; he was a man of flesh and blood Madiba’s life of sacrifice for his people. — a son and a husband, a father and a On Tuesday, I traveled three hours to friend…” a restaurant in town with a television so “We will never see the likes of Nelson I could watch the televised Johannesburg Mandela again. But let me say to the young memorial service. For no other former people of Africa and the young people president anywhere in the world would so around the world — you, too, can make his many world leaders gather in one place — over 100 countries in total were represented. life’s work your own …” Not an icon, he was human. But an Although many great people had many great incredible human being at that. We truly things to say, it was some of the words in

will never again see a man like Madiba. And try as we may, I think we will find it impossible to do better than Madiba’s example. But President Obama was correct in encouraging the citizens of the world to reach inside themselves and find the peace of Nelson Mandela that lies within. If each and every one of us inserted just a little of it into our walk through life, what an impact we would have on the world. Rest well, Madiba. We in South Africa and others around the world will continue to embrace and celebrate the life of sacrifice you gave your people, and your legacy will live on in each day’s efforts to continue to grow the rainbow nation into unity. “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.” — Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, 1918-2013 Michelle Ramus Spencerville

TV or not? Is anyone still watching? e were a Nielsen family for a week in November. We received little diaries to fill out, marking when and what we watched on TV for a week. If we recorded a show and watched it later, we wrote that down, too. The first thought that runs through your head when you start filling out the diary is to give the shows you love a boost, even if you went to a movie that night or to a friend’s house. Should I write down what I would have watched? Then I realized, no, it’s my favorite show’s job to keep me from going to the movies when it’s on. Or at least get me to record it. So we were very scrupulous with our diaries. It turns out that other than the nightly news, we don’t really watch much TV at all. I imagine every family watches TV differently: Some people leave it on all day long; others just watch certain shows. We are the others. Sue watches a lot of football; me, I can barely sit through the Super Bowl. Sue watches college football on Saturday, the pros on Sunday and I watch stuff I’ve recorded on Sunday night. There was space at the back of the diary where we could write notes about our viewing habits or comments about televi-


Auto bailout all but forgotten as sales surge When President Obama orchestrated the multibillion-dollar bailout of the U.S. auto industry in 2009 — GM and Chrysler were headed into bankruptcy, Ford was struggling — his many critics derided it as either a nefarious socialist plot or an attempt to buy the votes of autoworkers about to lose their jobs. In any event, the government made out like a capitalist when it began to sell its ownership shares in GM and Chrysler and Obama did indeed win, except Indiana, the industrial belt — including Michigan, the home state of Mitt Romney, who despite being the scion of an auto company president, favored letting GM and Chrysler go bankrupt. Remember Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock of Evansville who

sion in general. They even said we could use extra sheets of paper if we liked. So I told them this: Most of what is on television is not just bad — it is toxic. Remember the Miley Cyrus blowup a few months ago on the MTV awards show? The one that did exactly what a publicity stunt is supposed to do — get her tons of free publicity? Ninetynine percent of the country didn’t even see the show, but that didn’t stop the professional blatherers (all on TV, of course) from giving her all the free publicity one person could stand. There was not a word about the MTV show that aired right before the “awards” show. It’s called “16 and Pregnant,” a long-running series on MTV which, if you go by the lack of outrage, is just hunky-dory. Doesn’t anyone find it odd that if we ran a transcript of the dirty jokes and double entendres on last night’s prime-time sitcoms in the newspaper, people would cancel their subscriptions in droves? Why is it that TV can get away with things print can’t? (Not that we’d want to.) Because money. It is all about advertising money. But let me ask you, when was the last time you bought something because you saw it advertised on TV? Is that why you bought your car? Because you saw it doing figure

eights is a desert? Is that why you bought the food in your fridge? Are you really going to decide what kind of beer to drink because one company’s ads have cute horses and another one’s ads don’t? Do you think there’s a man alive out there who hasn’t heard of Viagra or Cialis? Why are they still advertising? But if advertisers want to throw their money away, television is happy to let them. It turns out a lot of us barely watch television on TV. We watch Netflix movies on our computers; we watch three-minute clips of the late-night shows when our friends post the links on Facebook. When we do actually sit in front of the set, we do it alone, watching something we recorded a month ago. Sitting in the living room watching one show that’s “fun for the whole family” is an idea that went out with floppy discs and mix tapes. And why is it legal for cable and satellite TV to sell us “packages” that charge us for channels we don’t watch? Maybe cable TV companies haven’t noticed what the Internet did to the record, book and newspaper businesses the past few years. But they will. After it’s way too late to save themselves.

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companies alone — saved 1.5 million jobs and stopped a wave of bankruptcies from sweeping through the industry’s suppliers. The American auto industry was caught in a triple whammy — a global economic downturn; a mix of products that ran heavily to high mileage pickups and SUVs just as fuel prices began to soar; and crippling legacy costs from previous union contracts that gave foreign makes, even those produced in the U.S., a cost advantage of $350 to $500 a vehicle. Thanks in no small part to that bailout and the economic recovery, November auto sales were 9 percent above a year ago with sales running at an annual pace of 16.4 million vehicles for the year, the strongest since February, 2007.

fought the bailout, taking the case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court? Mourdock talked principle, but his opponents said if successful, his move would cripple the economy. In the end, Mourdock lost this battle, and his bid for the U.S. Senate. USA Today, in its dissection of the 2012 presidential election, said, “In the end, there is no overestimating how large of a role that the auto industry bailout played in President Obama’s re-election.” And, also in 2012, CNNMoney said of the bailout, “The U.S. auto industry’s recovery is one of the biggest success stories of the last four years.” The Michigan-based Center for Automotive Research believes the massive infusion of taxpayer funds — as much as $60 million on the two

JIM MULLEN is a syndicated columnist with Newspaper Enterprise Association.





Mother-in-law spoils birthday surprise DEAR ABBY: My mother-in-law sent my 7-year-old son a gift and a card for his birthday. They arrived about a week early. A few days before his birthday, she called and asked if he had received them. He said he had, but before he could explain that he hadn’t opened them, she started talking about the gift inside, revealing the surprise. I have now “heard” she’s upset with me and my son for this awkward moment. She says that from now on she would like a phone call when her cards or gifts arrive, so she can “hear his enjoyment over the phone even if they arrive early.” I don’t think my son did anything wrong. When a gift arrives in advance of an occasion, must it be opened immediately? Or can it wait for the actual birthday or




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DEAR DOCTOR K: I worry a lot. Should I be worried that I worry too much? DEAR READER: I’m a little worried that you’re worrying about worrying. But only a little. Anxiety (worry) can be a healthy response to uncertainty and danger. But constant worry and nervousness may be a sign of a condition called generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). GAD is characterized by debilitating worry and agitation about nothing in particular or anything at all. In contrast, other types of anxiety disorders, such as specific phobias, arise from particular situations. For example, some people become suddenly very worried if they see a spider — any spider, not just a black widow or a tarantula. People with GAD tend to worry about everyday matters. They can’t shake the feeling that something bad will happen and they will not be prepared. They


assumptions. This form of therapy can help you learn new ways to respond to anxiety-provoking situations. Medications can also be an important part of treatment. There are several widely prescribed anxiety medicines, too many to name in a short column, but the most common types of anxiety medicines are called benzodiazepines. Doctors commonly prescribe antidepressant drugs to treat anxiety. There are even more anti-depressant medicines than anxiety medicines. They can be particularly effective when a person suffers both from anxiety and depression. In my experience, many people suffer from GAD. They worry all the time, and it interferes with their lives — but they don’t seek help. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is:

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Macy’s tough on shoplifting Harvard forced NEW YORK (AP) — Outside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for hours, asked to sign an admission of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, sometimes without any conclusive proof they stole anything. As shoppers jam stores ahead of the December holidays, claims of racial profiling at department stores in New York have helped expose the wide latitude that laws in at least 27 states give retailers to hold and fine shoplifting suspects, even if a person hasn’t yet technically stolen anything, is wrongly accused or criminal charges are dropped. “You must remember, these people are not police officers; they are store employees,” said Faruk Usar, the attorney for a 62-year-old Turkish woman who sued Macy’s, which some customers say bullied them into paying fines on the spot or harassed them with letters demanding payment. “When they are detained, they are not yet even in a real jail.” Industrywide, more than $12 billion is lost to shoplifting each year. The laws, which vary on strictness and fine amounts, allow stores to try to recoup some losses. Under New York’s longstanding law, retailers may collect a penalty of five times the cost of the stolen merchandise, up to $500 per item, plus as much as $1,500

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Four buildings on Harvard University’s campus were evacuated Monday after police received an email claiming that explosive devices may have been hidden inside, but after hours of searches and disruptions to final exams, no suspicious devices were found. The buildings were evacuated and access to Harvard Yard was restricted after the email was received at about 8:40 a.m. Monday, shortly before students were AP set to begin final exams. Investigators from A security agent walks the floors at more than 40 states of retailers holding several agencies searched Macy’s in New York. Claims over racial shoplifting suspects and assessing the buildings for hours and profiling at department stores in New fines, even if a person hasn’t yet technicleared students to return to York have helped expose the practice in cally stolen anything. all four by mid-afternoon. Gursoy, was detained in customers at the Macy’s if the merchandise isn’t in One of the buildings was a 2010 after she carried store immortalized in a condition to be sold. A freshman dormitory; classes “Miracle on 34th Street” say two coats in her arms up conviction is not necessary are held in the other three. several flights of stairs in in lawsuits that the retailer to bring a civil claim. In a statement to the the flagship store, according Harvard community, is abusing the law, wrongly Some customers say to her suit. Store security targeting minorities and stores have harassed them Harvard Executive Vice holding customers for hours, accused Gursoy, who speaks President Katie Lapp said into signing admissions of little English, of trying to guilt in order to turn a profit years after it settled similar that the buildings were steal. She was asked to sign evacuated “out of an claims brought by the state — not just recoup a loss. attorney general by paying a a form admitting guilt and Retailers don’t divulge abundance of caution” and pay a fine. She refused, the $600,000 fine and changing how much money they that activities at the Ivy police were called and she practices. That agreement recoup but use it in part to League school in Cambridge was arrested. expired in 2008. offset security costs, said were returning to normal. Gursoy and others say New York Attorney Barbara Staib, spokes“I am relieved to report they were held for hours in General Eric Schneiderman woman for the National that no suspicious devices Room 140, a bare room with were found,” Lapp said in is investigating the new Association for Shoplifting her statement. claims against retailers. Last two small, barred holding Prevention. The total is a She said Harvard police, week, New York state stores cells with wooden benches fraction of what they lose, and local, state and federal within the store. agreed to post a customer she said. authorities, are continuing to Elina Kazan, a spokes“bill of rights” on their “We tend to forget that woman for Cincinnati-based investigate to find out who websites explicitly prohibretailers are the victims iting profiling and unreason- Macy’s, said the company’s is responsible. of crime when it comes to Harvard officials would practices prohibit coercion able searches. shoplifting,” she said. not comment on speculation when recovering fines. Usar’s client, Ayla But at least nine

among students that the email was a hoax timed to coincide with finals at the school. “I have a good guess somebody called it in so they wouldn’t have to take an exam,” said Alexander Ryjik, a junior from Alexander, Va., who was just about to take his Politics of American Education final when the evacuations were announced. “It’s frustrating because now the exam will have to be postponed,” he said. Harvard did not immediately say when students would be allowed to take the finals that were cancelled because of the evacuations. The mood on campus was calm as students streamed out of Harvard Yard on a frigid morning with temperatures in the 20s. The gates around the yard were closed and people were allowed to leave but not enter unless they had school IDs. A classroom building was also briefly evacuated Monday at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, which has 16,000 undergraduates and graduate students who are also taking final exams this week. University police got a call from someone who said they had seen a person with a gun in the building, which was closed while university, Boston and state police searched it. They determined there was no one with a gun and the call is being investigated.

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Drivers Driver Trainees! Get Fee-Paid CDL Training Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress New Driver’s can earn $800/wk & Benefits! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Be trained &based locally! 1-800-882-7364 Drivers GORDON TRUCKING CDL-A Truck Drivers. Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus & $.56 CPM! Solo & Teams. Dedicated/Home Weekly Available! Call 7 days/wk! EOE 888-757-2003 General 1st & 2nd shift CNC Machine openings Quake Manufacturing is looking for people to setup/run CNC Machines. Star/Citizen Swiss experience a plus. Hurco/Haas experience also a plus. Great compensation, Holidays, vacation, insurance, 401K. Email, fax, or mail resume. paulquake@ Fax: 260-432-7868

ELDERY CARE NEEDED Someone to care for 67 yr. old lady; live in situation Ligonier area. Free room & board with monetary compensation. 574 527-7371

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Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659 Auburn $99 First Month 2BR-VERY NICE! SENIORS 50+ $450 No Smokers/ No Pets (260) 925-9525 Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188 Waterloo 1 BR newly remodeled, $125wk incl. utilities. (260) 242-3868



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GUN SHOW!! Greenfield, IN - December 21st & 22nd, Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 North Apple Street, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!

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USDA 100% HOME LOANS--Not just 1st time buyers! Low rates! Buy any home anywhere. Academy Mortgage Corporation, 11119 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818. Call Nick Staker: 260-494-1111 NLMS-146802. Some restrictions may apply. Largest Independent Mortgage Banker. Indiana Corp State License-10966 Corp NMLS-3113 LO License-14894. Equal Housing Lender. (A)

MOBILE HOMES FOR RENT Avilla Nice 3 BR Trailer $550 mo.+ $550 Dep. (260)318-2440 Hamilton Lake

2 BR, updated, large kitchen & LR, one block to lake, nice park, others available. $450/mo. (260) 488-3163 Waterloo Newer 2 BR, 2 BA, nice, updated, $500. mo., $500. dep. (pmts) 10% Cash incentive for prompt payments. Concord Pk. #36 (734) 788-1250 Wolcottville 2 & 3 BR from $100/wk also LaOtto location. 574-202-2181

TV/STEREO/ENT For Sale: Polk Audio Surround Sound Bar with subwoofer. $150.00. 260-665-1732

WANTED TO BUY TIMBER WANTED All species of hard wood. Pay before starting. Walnut needed. 260 349-2685 1 & ONLY PLACE TO CALL--to get rid of that junk car, truck or van!! Cash on the spot! Free towing. Call 260-745-8888. (A)

FARM/GARDEN APPLES, CIDER & CHRISTMAS TREES Mon. - Sat. • 9 - 5:30 Sun. • 11 - 5 GW Stroh Orchards Angola (260) 665-7607

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MERCHANDISE Bose Wave radio with multiple CD disc changer with remote control. $600 (260)665-5855

FURNITURE 2 Recliner lift chairs, 1 is 2 mos. old, paid $1,100 asking $850. Other 2 yrs. old asking $400. Both like new. 260 385-2308

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VANS 2002 Pontiac Montana 1 owner, clean, 154K mi Great family ride $4500 260-403-5397

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50 1 Pair Black Uggs Worn very little. Size 6, make a nice gift, $40.00 (260) 463-3231 15 Scrub Tops All kinds of patterns. All very nice shape. Size XL, $25.00. (260) 636-2356 1997 Longaberger Christmas Basket. Protector, liner, wood lid. $50.00. (260) 333-0420 1999 Longaberger Christmas Basket with leather handles, protector, liner, $50.00. (260) 333-0420 1999 NIB Barbie Nascar Official #94 McDonald’s. $40.00. (260) 333-0420 2 Drawer Gray filing cabinet, $5.00. (260) 347-2349 2 Drawer tan filing cabinet, $5.00. (260) 347-2349 4 Drawer Tan Filing Cabinet, $10.00. (260) 347-2349


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Nice Brown Leather Jacket. Excellent cond. Ladies size small. $10.00. Auburn, (260) 837-7690

Chicago Bears Sweatshirt. Size L. Very nice, $10.00. (260) 636-2356

Nice Oak Living Room Table. Round w/storage doors beneath. $10.00. Auburn (260) 837-7690

Computer Desk & Hutch. 5’x5’x2’, excellent cond., $50.00. (260)925-3431

Nice Oak Living Room Table. Square, $10.00. Auburn (260) 837-7690

Danberry Mint Porcelain Kewpie Doll, in box. $50.00. (260) 242-2689

Small Motorcycle helmet Scorpion Exo, $50.00. (260) 220-3572

Dolls, Bears, Precious Moments, new, great gifts. $20.00. (260) 925-1267

Small Nativity Lean to Barn (lighted) with ten figurines, with baby Jesus. 14”x7 h. $7.00. (260) 488-2930

Flexsteel Floral Sofa Very Nice! $50 (260)897-2855

Glass Block Book Ends 50th Anniversary of Moose Lodge 1917-1967. Filled with pennies. $30.00. (260) 925-2672 L Shaped tan Secretary Desk with chair. $25.00. (260) 347-2349 Ladies Full Length Black Leather Coat (Outbrook) Small. $15.00. (260) 347-6881 Large Motorcycle Helmet. Scorpion Exo, $50.00. (260) 220-3572 Longaberger 1998 Christmas Basket, protector, liner, wood lid. $50.00. (260) 333-0420 Lots of Plastic Beads New, colored, pony beads, etc. $30.00. (260) 925-1267


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Full Length Brown Leather Coat. Like new, with zip out lining. Ladies size 8 to 10. $20.00. (260) 837-7690


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NIB Indiana Jones Character Doll “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, $40.00. (260) 333-0420

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Antique Wash Stand 3 drawers & 1 door. Nice, casters & handles. $35.00. Auburn, (260) 837-7690

Model Cars & Trucks New, some in boxes, planes too. $20.00. (260) 925-1267

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NIB 1976 Cher Doll Long Pink Dress, $40.00. (260) 333-0420

Adult Crutches Fits 5’2” to 5’10” & up to 250 lbs. $50.00. (260) 636-2356

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Antique Indo Persian Dagger, $50.00. (260) 585-0087

Mens Full Length Oil Skin Dover Coat. Austrian Outback, large. $50.00. (260) 347-6881

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40 paperback books $10.00 (260) 242-2689




Box of assorted lights, motion, icicles, colored, clear, more. $30.00. (260) 925-1267

4 Large Teddy Bears. One has on a Christmas sweater & hat. Soft & cuddly, $20.00. (260) 636-2356




All Phase Remodeling and Handyman Service - No Job too Big or Small !!! Free Estimates Call Jeff 260-854-9071 Qualified & Insured Serving You Since 1990

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

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Play Santa with the great gift ideas you’ll find or pile up some extra Christmas cash when you do your holiday shopping and selling in the classifieds! Call today to find out how easy it is!

SPORTING GOODS / GUNS & HUNTING / MISCELLANEOUS GUN SHOW!! Greenfield, IN - December 21st & 22nd, Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 North Apple Street, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!

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2001 Ford Focus SE Wagon

1999 Honda Accord EX

Local Trade, Automatic, Air, Power Windows & Locks, Tilt, Cruise, Alloys

Local Trade, Great Condition, Sunroof, 4 Cylinder, Auto, Air, All Power





1998 TOYOTA 4RUNNER LIMITED 4X4 Local Trade, One-Owner, V6, Sunroof, Leather, Automatic, All Power



1999 GMC SUBURBAN 1500 SLE 4X4 1998 Ford Ranger XLT Reg. Cab

2002 Ford Taurus SES

4 Cylinder, 5 Speed, Air, Tow Package, Bed Liner, Chrome Wheels

One-Owner, 24V DOHC V6, Sunroof, Leather, Power Seat, Spoiler




3rd Seat, 5.7L V8, Power Seat, Running Boards, Tow Package, 78,000 Miles




2004 Dodge Stratus SXT

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix

2006 Ford Fusion SE

2010 Mitsubishi Galant FE

2007 Chevrolet HHR LT

2006 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

One-Owner, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, 48,000 Miles

“3800” V6, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels

Local Trade, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels

Automatic, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Alloys, Warranty, 57,000 Miles

One-Owner, Power Seat, Automatic, Air, All Power, 58,000 Miles

One-Owner, Stow ‘N Go Rear Seat, Rear Air, All Power, 53,000 Miles













2005 Ford Five Hundred SEL AWD

2002 Lexus IS 300 Sedan

2010 Dodge Avenger SXT

2009 Chevrolet Impala LS

2009 Pontiac G6 Sedan

2007 Chrysler Town & Country Touring

One-Owner, Power Seats, Alloy Wheels, All Power Options, 65,000 Miles

One-Owner, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seats, Automatic, Side Airbags

One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Side Airbags, Warranty, 56,000 Miles

One-Owner, Auto, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 39,000 Miles

One-Owner, V6, Auto, Air, All Power, Spoiler, Alloys, 39,000 Miles

Power Sliders & Liftgate, Full Stow ‘N Go, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels













FEATURED TRUCK OF THE WEEK 2012 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LS

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan SE

2008 Saturn Aura XE

5 Speed, Heated Seats, “Sync”, All Power, Cruise, Warranty, 12,000 Miles

One-Owner, Automatic, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 45,000 Miles

One-Owner, Full Stow ‘N Go, Quad Buckets, All Power, Warranty

V6, Sunroof, Leather, Heated Seats, Alloys, All Power, 62,000 Miles









2010 DODGE RAM 1500 ST CREW CAB 4X4 2006 Nissan Titan XE Ext. Cab

2005 Lincoln Navigator Ultimate 4x4

Local Trade, 5.6L V8, Automatic, Air, Tilt, Cruise, CD, 41,000 Miles

DVD Player, Navigation, Power Liftgate, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather



One-Owner, V8, Auto, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 49,000 Miles





2013 Chrysler 200 Touring

2012 Ford Fusion SE

Power Seat, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloy Wheels, Warranty, 10,000 Miles

One-Owner, Power Seat, Alloy Wheels, Factory Warranty, 27,000 Miles





2008 Lincoln MKZ

2012 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT

2011 Ford Fusion SEL

2005 Chevrolet Colorado LS Crew Cab 4x4

2011 Ford Escape Hybrid 4x4

2012 Ford Fusion SEL

Leather Seats, Heated and Cooled Seats, All Power Features, 53,000 Miles

Sunroof, Heated Leather, Remote Start, Chrome Wheels, Warranty

Back-Up Camera, BLIS, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Warranty, 32,000 Miles

One-Owner, 3.5L 5 Cylinder, Auto, Air, All Power, Alloys, 58,000 Miles

30 MPG, Power Seat, All Power Options, ALloys, Warranty, 66,000 Miles

V6, Back-up Camera, BLIS, Sunroof, Heated Leather, 25,000 Miles













2013 Ford Fusion S

2009 Ford Edge Limited

2012 Lincoln MKZ

2013 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ

2013 Mazda 6s Grand Touring

2012 Lincoln MKZ Ultimate AWD

Local Trade, Automatic, Air, All Power, Sync, Warranty, 2,000 Miles

One-Owner, Panoramic Roof, Heated Leather, Power Liftgate, Chromes

One-Owner/Off-Lease, Sunroof, Heated & Cooled Leather, 28,000 Miles

Rear Camera, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Factory Warranty, 21,000 Miles

V6, Navigation, Rear Camera, Sunroof, Leather, Bose Audio, 10,000 Miles

Navigation, Rear Camera, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather, 24,000 Miles









FEATURED SUV OF THE WEEK 2013 Ford F-150 XLT Crew Cab 4x4

2013 Ford Taurus SHO AWD

V8, 7350 GVWG Package, All Power, Factory Warranty, 15,000 Miles

EcoBoost V6, Navigation, Sunroof, Heated/Cooled Leather, 33,000 Miles




2006 HUMMER H3 4X4 $






Local Trade, Sunroof, Heated Leather, Chrome Wheels, Tow Package



2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO 4X4 2013 Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Crew Cab 4x4

Big Horn Edition, Hemi V8, Power Seat, 20” Chromes, 16,000 Miles

5.3L V8, Automatic, Air, All Power, Factory Warranty, 17,000 Miles




Sunroof, Power Seat, Stability Control, Side Airbags, 54,000 Miles







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