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Fish can breach electrical barrier DETROIT (AP) — Schools of small fish are capable of crossing an electrical barrier designed to keep Asian carp from using the Chicago ship canal to enter the Great Lakes, according to a new research report from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. There is no evidence that Asian carp are bypassing the barriers, which were established to prevent billions of dollars in potential damage to the Great Lakes fisheries, according to the report released by the Army Corps’ Chicago office. But the research shows that passing vessels can pull the fish past the barriers while also causing fluctuations in the electrical field, the report said. It was released Friday. “Initial findings indicate that vessel-induced residual flows can trap fish and transport them beyond the electrical barriers, and that certain barge configurations may impact barrier electric field strength,” the report said.

Collector finds chips from long-ago casino BEDFORD (AP) — A southern Indiana collector has come across a great find. Lonnie Graves of Lawrence County bought more than 2,400 Prohibition-era illegal casino chips that could be worth as much as $100 each to the right buyer. Searching eBay recently, he found some listed for sale. The Herald-Times reports he bought 100 and called the seller in Paoli to arrange to get them. When Graves asked if he had had any more, the seller produced a box full of them. They were from an illicit casino that thrived inside the old Brown Hotel in French Lick until the government shut it down in 1949. A friend’s grandparents had operated a store in French Lick, and when the hotel was demolished in the 1960s, they pulled the chips from the rubble.

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Airport president loses his post Commissioners want to bring situation under control BY AARON ORGAN aorgan@kpcmedia.com

AUBURN — In a move designed to “get the attention” of a DeKalb County Airport Authority deemed rogue, the county commissioners Monday voted not to reappoint the authority’s president to his seat. Instead, commissioners voted 3-0 to appoint retired engineer John Chalmers of Auburn to the Airport Authority, replacing longtime member and current President Brad Stump of Garrett. A motion to reappoint Stump failed 1-2.

The commissioners discussed the appointment for 45 minutes and called the decision one of the toughest they have ever had to make. On one hand, they said, Stump has the knowledge and experience to lead. On the other, the airport has veered “out of control,” they said. “I do not want to run the airport as commissioners through our appointees,” said Commissioner Don Grogg. “They basically thumbed their nose at us and said, ‘We’re going to do what we want to do — we have the right.’ And it turns out they do, but Jim (Mason)

told us, ‘If you don’t like it, don’t appoint us.’” He referred to the late Jim Mason, who died last year while serving as president of the Airport Authority. “This is the only control we have over them; the council has control of their purse Chalmers strings,” Grogg said about the commissioners’ power to appoint Airport Authority members. “I do feel the airport feels they can do whatever

“It’s our chance to make our opinions known, that we’re not just going to roll over and play dead.” Don Grogg DeKalb County Commissioner

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well as throughout the rest of the year. By Dec. 17 the pantry had served 317 families and 1,270 individuals in DeKalb County during the month. Of those, 19 families and 79 individuals were new to the pantry, said RSVP executive director Patti Sheppard. RSVP is grateful to the numerous organizations and individuals that donate items and money the pantry can redistribute to those in need, Sheppard said. This holiday season, DeKalb Central school bus drivers organized a “Stuff-A-Bus” food and coat drive. Nonperishable food donations, monetary contributions and new or gently used coats were collected and donated to RSVP’s food bank. “A lot of civic groups and churches donate,” said RSVP

CHICAGO (AP) — Anticipating heavy traffic on the government’s health care website, the Obama administration effectively extended Monday’s deadline for signing up for insurance by a day, giving Americans in 36 states more time to select a plan. The grace period — which runs through today — was the latest in a series of pushed-back deadlines and delays that have marked the rollout of the health care law. But federal officials urged buyers not to procrastinate. “You should not wait until tomorrow. If you are aiming to get coverage Jan. 1, you should try to sign up today,” said Julie Bataille, a spokeswoman for the federal agency in charge of the overhaul. Bataille said the grace period was being offered to accommodate people from different time zones and to deal with any technical problems that might result from a last-minute rush of applicants. The HealthCare.gov site had a disastrous, glitch-prone debut in October, but the government reported on Twitter that it was running smoothly Monday morning. It had no immediate estimates of how many people visited the site. Monday had been the deadline for Americans in the 36 states served by the federal website

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Hailey, left, checks the price on the blanket she picked out while shopping with her Big Sister, Tina Reighter, far right, at the Auburn Walmart store Dec. 17. Eaton Corp. of Auburn donated money for a shopping spree for DeKalb County

community-based matches in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana program. Nearly 28 children in the program were given $100 each to spend.

Charities make season bright RSVP food pantry sees high demand BY KATHRYN BASSETT kbassett@kpcmedia.com

The generosity of others is allowing northeast Indiana organizations to spread blessings this holiday season. “Everybody has really pitched in and helped with the needs,” said Richard Yoder, board chairman of the LaGrange County Christmas Bureau, a holiday charity operated by the Clothes and Food Basket of LaGrange County. This year the bureau expected to serve a few less families than in previous recent years, Yoder said. As of Dec. 16, the bureau had helped 400 families in the 11 days it had operated since Dec. 2. While the number of people seeking assistance has dropped slightly, the needs of the bureau

remained great. “The Lord has really blessed us,” Yoder said. Donations of money allow the bureau to purchase food from Community Harvest for 19 cents a pound. “It gives us the buying power,” Yoder said of monetary donations. He said he has been sharing this information with various groups and organizations and they seem to be responding. This season the bureau has purchased 250 turkeys to distribute to families. Yoder said the bureau also provides toys, which families appreciate at this time of year. The Retired Senior Volunteer Program’s Community Center of Caring food pantry has seen high demand this holiday season, as

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AUBURN — Fire damaged a vacant house in southwest Auburn late Sunday night, Auburn Fire Chief Mike Van Zile reported. An Indiana State Police trooper was traveling down Auburn Drive when he saw the two-story house on fire at 11:43 p.m. at 1309 W. Ensley Ave., west of Grandstaff Drive. Auburn firefighters arrived to find a two-story house fully involved in flames on the first and second floors. It took them 36 minutes to bring the blaze under control.

No one was injured. The Auburn Fire Department is investigating the cause of the fire. Neighbors told firefighters the home has been vacant for approximately two months, Van Zile said. As of Monday morning, the fire department had not determined who owns the house. The Garrett and Waterloo fire departments, Auburn Police Department and DeKalb EMS assisted Auburn firefighters at the scene. The Butler Fire Department stood watch at Auburn’s Fire Station 1 during the incident.


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Country Meadow’s Christmas food drive Country Meadow Elementary School first-grade classes held a food drive for their Christmas family. Five students helped pick out clothing and presents for the family. The students were in charge of managing the

budget, choosing items and checking off the list as they shopped. Money for the gifts was provided by the DeKalb Educators Association.

Metal Technologies adds 3 plants AUBURN — Metal Technologies Inc. of Auburn announced Monday it has acquired Key 3 Casting LLC, which owns and operates two aluminum-die and squeeze-casting facilities and a ductile iron foundry. The transaction was completed Friday. The sale includes Jackson Die Casting LLC of Jackson, Tenn., Minneapolis Die Casting LLC of Minneapolis and Northern Foundry LLC of Hibbing, Minn. The combined operations have approximately $74 million in annual sales and 300 employees. “The Key 3 acquisition is an integral part of MTI’s strategic plan to grow our metal-casting capabilities to serve our customers’ long-term needs,” Metal

Technologies President Matthew Fetter said. “The Key 3 acquisition gives us die casting, squeeze casting, value-add services and small ductile-iron casting capability. In addition, the location in Jackson, Tenn., provides us with a platform to meet the growth of manufacturing in the South.” Fetter added, “We definitely see a long-term trend in the marketplace to reduce casting weight by engineering smaller, lighter, iron components or by utilizing lighter materials such as aluminum. The Key 3 acquisition not only provides MTI with a world-class manufacturing footprint for meeting market demand, but provides us with an excellent technical and management team to

execute our strategic plan. We are excited about the opportunities of welcoming the Key 3 team members into the MTI family.” “Northern Foundry is a natural addition to our already strong position in iron casting with a special niche in small, lightweight ductile iron castings,” he said. The three former Intermet Corp. plants were acquired in 2009 by Key 3 Holdings LLC. Since then, the companies have focused on diversifying their customer base, enhancing engineering capabilities and capital investment to upgrade equipment and expand capacity. “MTI is already a supplier to many of Key 3’s customers, so we have a strong relationship to build

upon,” Fetter said. “Our major customers are very supportive of this acquisition, and we look forward to building upon our strong partnership through our expanded capabilities.” Headquartered in Auburn, Metal Technologies operates iron foundries in Auburn and in Three Rivers and Ravenna, Mich. With the acquisition, MTI has estimated annual sales in excess of $440 million and employs more than 1,000 people. It provides metal castings throughout North America in the transportation, construction, compressor, small gasoline engine and other markets. The company was founded in 1997 by its chairman and chief executive officer, Rick James. It remains privately owned.

Notre Dame’s request for injunction denied SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge said he doesn’t think the University of Notre Dame will succeed in its challenge to a federal health care law requirement that it provide students and employee health plans that cover birth control. U.S. District Judge Philip Simon on Friday rejected the Catholic school’s request for an injunction, prompting Notre Dame to file an appeal Monday to the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. School spokesman Paul Browne said Monday that Notre Dame was disappointed by Simon’s ruling, but was determined to press forward with the lawsuit it filed earlier this month. “We continue to believe that the challenged mandate is an impermissible infringement on Notre Dame’s religious rights,” he said. The lawsuit challenges a compromise in the Affordable Health Care Act offered by the Obama administra-

tion that attempted to create a buffer for religiously affiliated hospitals, universities and social service groups that oppose birth control. The law requires insurers or the health plan’s outside administrator to pay for birth control coverage and creates a way to reimburse them. Notre Dame contends the law violates its freedom to practice religion without government interference. The Rev. John Jenkins, Notre Dame’s president, has said that the government’s accommodations would require Notre Dame to forfeit its rights, “to facilitate and become entangled in a program inconsistent with Catholic teaching and to create the impression that the university cooperates with and condones activities incompatible with its mission.” Simon wrote that the government is authorizing the third party to pay for the contraception, not Notre Dame. “Notre Dame wants to

eat its cake, and have it still, at the expense of Congress, administrative agencies, and the employees who will be affected,” Simon wrote. “Notre Dame is free to opt out of providing the coverage itself, but it can’t stop anyone else from providing it.” Simon wrote that he doesn’t believe there are any financial burdens placed

on Notre Dame because of the new law, and said the law does not require the university “to modify its own behavior.” Simon also questioned why Notre Dame waited until December to file the lawsuit when the regulations were published in July, then waited another six days after filing the lawsuit to seek a preliminary injunction.

WATERLOO — The DeKalb Central school board accepted multiple retirements and resignations as well as filling vacant positions during its meeting Thursdsay. DeKalb High School math teacher Chris Likes and high school construction technology teacher Tim Wolfe will retire at the end of the school year. Mike Ellinger resigned as education energy manager, effective June 30, 2014. The board also accepted the resignations of bus driver Matt McCallister, high school paraprofessional Logan Cochran, seventh-grade volleyball coach Erin Howard, eighth-grade volleyball coach Abby Weimer, high school head girls golf coach Erren West and high school second assistant boys basketball coach Rod Cone. The board went on to approve these appointments: Tammy Knapp, high school secretary; Maggie Pinedo, school bus assistant for the 2013-14 school year; Vincent Gadbois, bus driver; Ronald Corkwell, custodian; Tanya Perry, DeKalb Middle School physical education paraprofessional; Jennifer Sullivan, high school special education paraprofessional; Adam

Friedel, middle school head wrestling coach; and Josh Sheets, high school second assistant boys basketball coach. The board increased the hourly pay rate of the secretary to the assistant superintendent from $17.55 to $18.55 per hour, effective Jan. 1, 2014. The rate currently is less than a building-level secretary position, and the central office position has increased responsibilities, the board heard. The board voted to accept a $1,820 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation to Country Meadow Elementary School. The grant will help pay for costumes, microphones and other sound equipment for the school’s spring dessert theater. The board voted to transfer $500,000 from the transportation fund and $12,000 from the bus replacement fund to the rainy day fund. The board also approved reducing the 2013 capital projects fund budget by $490,605 and the general fund by $548,764. The board’s annual organizational meeting will take place Jan. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The agenda will include election of officers and setting dates and times of board meetings.

Molester gets 100 years MUNCIE (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of child molesting a 6-month-old girl, infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease, has been sentenced to 100 years in prison. Delaware Circuit Judge Kimberly Dowling told Bryan Michael Strickler, 25, of Streetsboro, Ohio, during the sentencing Monday that his case represented “the worst of the worst” crimes, the state’s standard for

Briefs • Meeting canceled AUBURN — The Auburn Board of Public Works and Safety has canceled its meeting scheduled for Thursday. The board’s next meeting will be Thursday, Jan. 9, in the Auburn City Hall council chambers, 210 E. Ninth St.

imposition of a maximum sentence. Public defender Sam Beasley had earlier called a probation officer’s recommendation of a maximum sentence “inexcusable.” Strickler had pleaded for leniency, saying he was not a bad person and he was sorry. He was convicted of child molesting and attempted child molesting in a bench trial last month.

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LAGRANGE — Florence A. Notestine, 96, of LaGrange, IN died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Notestine was born on July 21, 1917 in Milford Township, LaGrange County, IN to Willard Leroy and Jennie Byrdena (Wehrly) Howe. Living her lifetime in LaGrange Mrs. Notestine County, she was a teacher from 1937-1989 and retired from Prairie Heights School Corporation. She was a member of Mongo United Methodist Church in Mongo, Ind., and the UMW of the church. She was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association, Gray Panthers, NEA, LaGrange College Club, and Mongo Lions Club. On December 11, 1941 in LaGrange, Ind., she married Herman T. Notestine. He preceded her in death on December 27, 1971. Also preceding her in death were her parents and a brother, Lawrence Russell “Bud” Howe. She is survived by eight nieces, Sue (John) Clifton of Kendallville, Ind., Jean (Stan) Hunter of Kentucky, Julia (Bruce) Eagleson of LaGrange, Ind., Jane (Bill) Dickie of Arizona, Maryellen Johnson of Garrett, Ind., Marlene (Paul) Carper of Wolcottville, Ind., Martha Howe of Albion, Ind., and Deb (Randy) Simon of Wolcottville, Ind.; eight nephews, Larry (Grace) Spero of LaGrange, Ind., Steve (Sharon) Notestine of Kentucky, Stan (Deb) Notestine of LaGrange, Ind., Patrick (Cathy) Adams of Grand Rapids, Mich., Duane Howe of Stroh, Ind., Donald (Janet) Howe of Wolcottville, Ind., Mike (Kelly) Howe of LaGrange, Ind., and Mark (Lisa) Howe of Wolcottville, Ind.; and several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Prairie Heights High School Auditorium with Revs. James Bartlett and Carldean Merrifield officiating. Burial will be in Brighton Cemetery in rural Howe, Ind. Visitation will be Friday, December 27, 2013 at the high school auditorium from 2-8 p.m. Memorials may be made to Howe-Notestine Scholarship at Prairie Heights High School. Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at fruripmay funeralhome.com.

LAGRANGE — Danny C. Newman, 61, of LaGrange, died Sunday Dec. 22, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor, LaGrange. He spent his lifetime in LaGrange and was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church throughout his life. He was born on March 31, 1952, in LaGrange to Elvin and Mr. Newman Hortense A. (Burgi) Newman. Mr. Newman operated his own lawn care and snow removal business. He also worked as a security guard. On Nov. 24, 1979, he married Linda S. (Wise) in Sturgis, Mich. She preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 2013. Surviving are two brothers and sistersin-law, E. Deaune and Gail Newman of Spokane, Wash., and Michael R. and Debra Newman of Forrest, Va.; four nieces and a nephew. His parents, wife and a son, Danny Ray Newman, preceded him in death. Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 797 N. Detroit St., LaGrange. The Rev. Sandra Hutchens and Rev. Thomas McShannock will officiate. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery, LaGrange. Calling will be Friday from 3-6 p.m. at the church. Memorials are to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church or the Kairos Prison Ministry International. Condolences may be left at fruripmayfuneralhome. com.

LAOTTO — Glenna N. Oakes, 81, of Swan Township, Noble County, died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She had been in declining health for some time. Mrs. Oakes was born in Garrett on March 29, 1932, a daughter of Harold H. and Elva M. (Ellis) Timmerman, and graduated from Huntertown High School. She was married to Richard J. Oakes and spent all of her adult life in Swan Township. A homemaker, she was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Ege and its Rosary Society. Mr. Oakes preceded her in death on July 19, 1984. The surviving relatives include her two sons Roger (Lisa) Oakes of LaOtto and Daniel Oakes of Kissimmee, Fla.; her brother Don E. Timmerman of Churubusco; two grandsons; and numerous great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters Lavon Irene Bernardin in 1958 and Helen June Hefley in 2001. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ege, with Father Danney Pinto the celebrant. Calling will be at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco, Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Ege Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, 6316 Mutal Dr., Fort Wayne, IN 46825 To leave an online condolence, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.

HOWE — Carolyn Sue Taylor, beloved wife of M. Reed Taylor, of Howe, IN died Sunday, December 22, 2013 at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind. Mrs. Taylor was born on November 14, 1939 in Kendallville, Ind., to Lloyd, Sr. and Wilma (Bishop) Reade. In 1990, she moved to LaGrange County and had worked for many years as a nurse. On September 30, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nev., she married Reed Taylor, MD; he survives. Also surviving are five daughters, Pamala (Mark) Hubbard of Portage, Mich., Lauri (Rex) Holmes of White House, Tenn., Lisa Booth, MD of Howe, Ind., Lynnelle (Phillip “Yogi”) Miller of LaGrange, Ind., and Tara (Clay) Weber of LaOtto, Ind.; two sons, Mark Rogers of LaGrange, Ind., and Todd (Molly) Taylor of Kendallville, Ind.; 20 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister Sharon (Jerry) Fritz of Wilmington, N.C. She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Jack Reade and Lloyd Reade, Jr. A private family service will be held. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Howe, Ind. Memorials may be made to American Lung Association. Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, IN is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be left for the family at fruripmayfu neralhome.com.

Harry Miller GOSHEN — Harry E. Miller, 91, of Goshen, died at 12:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen. Calling will be from 2-8 p.m. Thursday at Woodlawn Amish Mennonite Church, 62861 C.R. 41, Goshen. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Woodlawn Amish Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press or Galilean Children’s Home. Arrangements are by Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.

Charlene Richards MIDDLEBURY — Charlene Richards, 65, of Middlebury, died at 6:10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at the Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen. Calling will be from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, followed by a funeral service at 4 p.m. at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Burial will be in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Ill. Memorials are to Miller-Stewart Funeral Home to assist with expenses.

ANGOLA — Alexis V. Reyes, 19, of Angola, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, in Fremont. Arrangements are pending at Carney-Frost Funeral Home, LaGrange.

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Ruth Groff BUTLER — Ruth L. Groff, age 79, of Butler, Indiana, died at 1:50 p.m. on Saturday, December 21, 2013, in her home after an extended illness. Mrs. Groff was a graduate of Butler High School and had been employed by Pittsfield Industries in Hamilton, Indiana, retiring with nearly fifty years of service. She was a member of the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley, Indiana, and enjoyed flower gardening and playing the piano. Ruth L. Groff was born on October 26, 1934, in Butler, Indiana, the daughter of Charles and Edna (Slentz) Albertson. She married Maurice L. Groff on March 12, 1955, in Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death in 2006. Survivors include one son, Daniel (Linda) Groff, of Butler; five grandchildren, Stephanie Large, Keith Groff, Angela Burdette, Rachel Butler, and Joshua Groff; five great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Zehr, of Montpelier, Ohio; and one brother, Jim (Shirley) Albertson, of Butler. She was also preceded in death by one son, David Groff, in 2004, two brothers, Bill and Joe Albertson, and one sister, Anna Doty. Services will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley with Pastor Sam Weimer officiating. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m. in the church. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton, Ohio. Memorials in the name of Ruth L. Groff are requested to the Independent Full Gospel Church, Ashley, Indiana, or to DeKalb Hospice. To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit www.krillfuner alservice.com.

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then gather and feed in an area for a time before continuing south. J-P is such an area. At night when they are at J-P, sandhill cranes roost standing in shallow water in the marsh. During the day they fly out in small flocks, then feed in grain and grassy fields around J-P. Late in the afternoon they return to J-P, flock after flock flying in, gathering, but not in the marsh. They land in the goose pasture, now more appropriately the crane field. With other members of my family I visited J-P twice recently. Both times we got to J-P late in the

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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, 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. 17D01-1110 -MF-000161 in the Superior Court of DeKalb County, Indiana.” /s/ Donald Lauer Sheriff of DeKalb County Indiana Taxing Unit: Butler City Common Address: 80 R.E. Jones Drive, Butler, Indiana 46721-9528 Parcel No. 23-07-12-153-002 State #17-07-12-153-002.000-027 The Sheriff’s Department does not warrant the accuracy of the street address published herein. Plaintiff’s Attorney Samuel D. Hodson, #10842-41 BENESCH, FRIEDLANDER, COPLAN & ARONOFF LLP 2300 One American Square Indianapolis, IN 46282 SERVICE DIRECTED TO: SHB OWNER, 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. SHB MASTER, LLC c/o Corporation Service Company, Registered Agent 251 E. Ohio Street, Suite 500. Type of Service: CERTIFIED MAIL – RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED Indianapolis, IN 46204. WAYNE R. HANNAH, III 744 North Wells Street Chicago, IL 60610. Type of Service: CERTIFIED MAIL – RE-

TURN RECEIPT REQUESTED. KRUPPENBACHER 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. MAY 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. HOOVER 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. SAUNDERS 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. WASHINGTON 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 HIMMELMAN 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. SCOTT 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. STEINMETZ 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. JOHNSON 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. SUNNY PROSPECTS 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 KING ASSOCIATES 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 RE-

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Utah stockpiling food SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Towering grain silos overlook the main highway in Salt Lake City at the Mormon church’s Welfare Square. At grocery stores, there’s a whole section with large plastic tubs with labels that read, “Deluxe survivor 700.” Radio ads hawk long-term supplies of food with 25-year shelf lives. And houses are equipped with special shelving for cans of beans, rice and wheat. Storing away enough food and water in case of disaster, job loss or something worse is not just part of the fundamental teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it’s an idea that is increasingly catching on nationwide. And it’s also big business. A large majority of food storage companies that do

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Church leaders gave everyone lists of what to bring, and then stockpiled food at storehouses as towns were settled. By the mid-1900s, church leaders worried about nuclear war were using more apocalyptic rhetoric in encouraging food storage. During the Cold War, church members were encouraged to have a two-year supply, Bowman said. In the last two decades, the focus on food storage has shifted back to practicality. “A lot of times we are thinking in terms of food storage that we are preparing for this major calamity or major disaster or for Armageddon,” said Rick Foster, manager of North America Humanitarian Services with the LDS church. “It’s not about that.

Judge won’t halt gay marriages SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge on Monday allowed gay marriage to continue in Utah, rejecting a request to put same-sex weddings on hold as the state appeals a decision that has sent couples flocking to county clerk offices for marriage licenses. Judge Robert J. Shelby overturned Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage Friday, ruling the voter-approved measure is a violation of gay couples’ constitutional rights. The state then asked him to put a stop to the weddings, but he rejected the request.

Lawyers for the state quickly filed a request with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put gay marriage on hold. More than 200 gay couples have obtained marriage licenses since Friday in Utah’s most populous county. On Monday, an estimated 100 licenses were issued in other counties. Couples began lining up Sunday night at the Salt Lake County clerk’s office as they hoped to get licenses amid the uncertainty of the pending ruling. They anxiously eyed their cellphones for news on the decision.

Second opinion ordered for teen girl on ventilator OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With a family fighting a hospital to keep their brain-dead daughter on life support just days before Christmas, a California judge on Monday ordered a second medical evaluation for 13-year-old Jahi McMath. Jahi experienced complications following a tonsillectomy at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. As her family sat stone-faced in the front row of the courtroom, an Alameda County judge called for Jahi to be independently examined by Paul Graham Fisher, the chief of child neurology at Stanford University School of Medicine. The examination was expected to occur later on Monday. Hospital staff and Fisher will conduct an electroencephalogram, or EEG, and tests to see if blood is still flowing to Jahi’s brain. Doctors at Children’s Hospital concluded the girl was brain dead on Dec. 12 and wanted to remove her from life support. Jahi’s family wants to keep her hooked up to a respirator, and eventually have her moved to another facility. The family said they believe she is still alive, and that the hospital should not remove her from the ventilator without their permission.

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Cold and partly clear today with a high of 21. Low tonight will dip into the teens. Christmas Day will be cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Daytime high of 30 and an overnight low of 22 degrees. Thursday skies will continue to be cloudy with flurries possible. High of 28, low of 9.

Sunrise Wednesday 8:06 a.m. Sunset Wednesday 5:16 p.m.

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Storm leaves many in dark AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Parts of the country socked by a wild weekend storm will be covered with ice through Christmas and beyond thanks to a steady diet of freezing rain and cold temperatures. The first full day of winter Sunday brought a mix including balmy temperatures along the Mid-Atlantic, snow in the Midwest and ice, snow and flooding in the Great Lakes, and utilities warned that some people who lost electricity could remain in the dark through Wednesday. More than 390,000 homes and businesses were without power Monday in Michigan, upstate New York

and northern New England, down from Sunday’s peak of more than a half million. The bulk were in Michigan, where more than 297,000 customers remained without power Monday. The state’s largest utilities said it will be days before most of those get their electricity back because of the difficulty of working around ice-broken lines. In Maine, the number of people without power spiked to more than 68,000. A medical clinic in Bangor lost power. “It’s certainly not going away,” Margaret Curtis, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine, said Monday of the precipitation and cold.

“In fact, we don’t have very many areas where we’re expecting temperatures to rise above freezing.” That means untreated roads and sidewalks from the upper Midwest to northern New England will remain a slippery, dangerous mess as people head out for last-minute shopping or holiday travel. Parts of interior Maine were expected to get another quarter to half-inch of ice Monday. At least nine deaths in the U.S. were blamed on the storm, including five people killed in flooding in Kentucky and a woman who died after a tornado with winds of 130 mph struck in Arkansas.

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to sign up if they wanted coverage upon the start of the new year. The remaining states operate their own online marketplaces, and some of them have also extended their deadlines slightly. The extra day will add incrementally to the already daunting administrative problems for insurance companies, such as inaccuracies on applications, said health care industry consultant Robert Laszewski. “Insurers would like to have two to three weeks to process applications. Now they’re going to have a week, less one more day,” he said. “When the day is

done, it doesn’t help.” President Barack Obama himself signed up for health insurance through the Washington marketplace over the weekend — a purely symbolic move since he will continue to get health care through the military as commander in chief. The White House said he enrolled to show support for the marketplaces, and he chose a less-expensive “bronze” plan. Obama said on Friday that more than 1 million Americans had enrolled for coverage since Oct. 1. The administration’s estimates call for 3.3 million to sign up by Dec. 31, and the target is 7 million by the

end of March. After that, people who fail to buy coverage can face tax penalties. The government’s original deadline already had been pushed back a week because of the technical problems that plagued the website, but hundreds of upgrades to storage capacity and software have cut error rates and wait times. As the Monday deadline drew new, last-minute health insurance shoppers called help lines and attended enrollment events. More than 1 million people visited the website over the weekend, and a federal call center received more than 200,000 calls.

assistant director Shirley Johnson, ““But when you have more people (in need), those donations don’t go as far.” Johnson said the food bank always needs personal hygiene items and toilet paper — things that cannot be purchased with food stamps. This year the center has seen a drop in the number of coats it received for the Share the Warmth program. “There’s been a big demand, but we haven’t had the sizes,” said Sheppard. In a good year, RSVP has had as many as 1,200 coats to distribute. This year the agency has received between 400 and 500, Sheppard said. This holiday season a new organization, DeKalb County’s Sonshine Seekers, hosted Kids’ Korner at Betz Nursing Home. The event took place Dec. 14, and children were invited to pick out gifts for their parents. There was no cost or income guidelines for those who participated. Organizer Darline Mavis said volunteers had been purchasing items for the program throughout the year. Sonshine Seekers had hoped to provide a Christmas gift-picking experience for at least 100 children. However, a snowstorm cut down those numbers, and 45 children participated. Nevertheless, those youngsters had a great experience, Mavis said. “They just loved it. They had such a wide variety (of gifts) to chose from,” Mavis said. Mavis also credited Betz Nursing Home for its generosity in providing the space for the event. Eaton Corp. in Auburn also provided a generous gift, donating a shopping spree for the DeKalb County community-based matches in the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana program.

Employees at the company raised more than $3,000 to sponsor a $100 shopping spree for 26 children in the program on Dec. 17 at the Auburn Walmart store. Kelly Grantham, the DeKalb community development coordinator, said the shopping event was out of ordinary for the agency. “This is very, very rare,” Grantham said. As one of its holiday traditions, Steuben County’s Project Help provides supplies for a Christmas meal. This year 240 families received ingredients for dinners serving approximately 750 people. Director Sheri Frank said that is less than the 740 families who received holiday dinners at Thanksgiving, but she noted many of those families receive help from other agencies at Christmas. Frank praised Miller Poultry of Fremont for its generosity in donating several thousands of pounds of chicken that went into Project Help’s meal packages. Each year, Miller Poultry donates chicken area food banks and pantries. This year, the company gave away more than 160,000 pounds of chicken. “We know how the many food banks are in need and will use this to feed many families not only during the holiday time, but in the weeks following,” said Miller Poultry administrative coordinator Sally Durbin. “It is a blessing to be able to give back to those in need and truly instill those beliefs of giving to our entire employee family.” Miller Poultry owner Galen D. Miller said, “These chicken donations grow out of a religious faith that promotes a culture of sharing blessings and talents. Our family and team look forward to another

year of sharing poultry with those less fortunate both locally and in a several-state area.” Frank said this year she has noticed donors and funders are turning away from paying for consumables and food and are moving toward funding operating costs. That makes it difficult for Frank, especially at this time of year. “I have to look for new funders and grants and pray that the community will come through,” she said. Frank said Christmas adoptions also are down this year. In the past, Steuben County donors had been able to adopt as many as 400 children a year at Christmastime. This year the number of adoptions is, perhaps, half of that, Frank said. However, Frank added, it is never too late to help, “If people didn’t do it this year, please, come back next year,” she added. “This is ongoing need.” The Kendallville Christmas Bureau delivered food, clothing and toys to 162 families on the first Saturday in December. The bureau served 65 fewer families than last year and its director, Anita Hess, credited an improving economy for the drop. The Christmas charity operates as a project of the Kendallville Area Chamber of Commerce and focuses on children in the families its serves. Businesses, organizations and individuals adopted 100 of the needy families. The Christmas Bureau’s volunteers shopped for the other 62 families with a budget of $12,000. The Christmas Bureau uses donations that come in after the gift distribution to replenish some of what it has spent and to stockpile on items when they go on sale after the holidays.

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known, that we’re not just going to roll over and play dead.” Commissioner Randy Deetz, who made a motion for Stump’s reappointment and called him the best candidate of three, said a directional change must come. Deetz has long expressed concern about airport leaders failing to communicate with commissioners. “The problem I have, I want a progressive, healthy airport, but I don’t want an out-of-control airport, and I think that’s what we have now,” Deetz said. “What I’m trying to figure out is what we need to do to get that balance. Is it a totally new board? Is it grabbing ahold of an established member and shaking him hard and getting some of this done? Is it more open lines of dialogue? I think, unless we do something, we’ve got ourselves an airport without control.” Grogg added, “I feel we’ve been pushed to the limit. We’ve got to get it under control.” Grogg said the commissioners’ opinions on recent issues surrounding the closing of C.R. 29 and the Airport Authority’s unwillingness to buy into a tunnel

option for the roadway, the alternative public access extension of C.R. 62, and the relocation of power lines have “fallen on deaf ears, and the only way we’re going to get their attention is to rattle the saber and say, ‘This is what we really want. Listen to us moving forward,’ even though they don’t have to. Now is our chance to make our voice heard.” When Deetz made a motion to reappoint Stump, Commissioner Jackie Rowan seconded it. However, the motion failed on a 1-2 vote after a discussion that apparently swayed Rowan. She then moved to appoint Chalmers, and his appointment passed 3-0. Chalmers’ four-year term on the Airport Authority board will begin Jan. 1. Also during Monday’s meeting, the commissioners received an opinion from County Council attorney Don Stuckey on the legality of the Airport Authority’s vote to vacate C.R. 29 immediately east of the airport runway, where an expansion is proposed. The commissioners asked Stuckey to review the issue after a resident approached them last month with two court cases that he said showed the county could

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stop the closure of C.R. 29. In Stuckey’s opinion, the Airport Authority has the right to vacate the road. The commissioners, now with three legal opinions on the issue, said they consider the matter closed. In other business Monday, the commissioners made their annual appointments to county departments and boards. The commissioners reappointed Eric Patton as highway superintendent; Roger Powers as homeland security director; Brad Stump as geographic information systems director; David Swogger as weights and measures director; Jeanne Stephens as building maintenance director; Jim McCanna as county attorney; Kim Pierson as Sunny Meadows superintendent; Bill Walters as building inspector; Paul Brewer as Central Communications director; Bernie Sukala as county health sanitarian; Clint Knauer as zoning administrator; Brian Lamm as veterans service officer; and Kellie Knauer as Community Corrections director. The commissioners also named Bill Haller and reappointed Swogger and Kevin Webb to the Redevelopment Commission. They reappointed Richard Knapp to the Homeland Security Advisory Board; Deetz as the commissioners’ representative for the Homeland Security Advisory Board; Grogg to the Community Corrections board; and Rowan to the Northeast Indiana Solid Waste Management District. The commissioners also: • approved hiring United Consulting as the county bridge inspector for 2014. The commissioners graded several applicants on numerous factors. • approved 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 with complaints of excessive speed on the stretch of road.


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MONDAY’S GAMES INDIANA .................................103 BROOKLYN .............................86 DETROIT.................................115 CLEVELAND............................92 CHARLOTTE ........................ 111 MILWAUKEE ............ 110 (OT) NEW YORK ...........................103 ORLANDO ................................98 MIAMI .......................................121 ATLANTA ..................... 119 (OT)

MONDAY’S GAMES N.Y. ISLANDERS .....................3 DETROIT.......................................0 COLUMBUS ..............................4 CAROLINA...................................3 N.Y. RANGERS .........................2 TORONTO....................... 1 (SO) TAMPA BAY.................................6 FLORIDA.......................................1 ANAHEIM ....................................3 WASHINGTON .........................2 PHOENIX.........................1 (OT) BUFFALO .....................................2 OTTAWA ........................................5 PITTSBURGH...........................0 PHILADELPHIA .......................4 MINNESOTA..............................1

Briefly • Trine baseball’s holiday camps set ANGOLA — Trine University’s baseball program will host holiday camps from Saturday through Monday. There will be high school camps on Saturday and Sunday. The high school players can choose which day will work best for them. The cost $80 per person. The youth camp will be on Monday for a fee of $35 per child. All camps will start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. For more information, contact Thunder baseball coach Greg Perschke by phone at 665-4135 or by email at perschkeg@trine.edu.

Pacers rout Brooklyn NEW YORK (AP) — Lance Stephenson scored a career-high 26 points in his hometown, Paul George also had 26, and Indiana went on to its third straight easy victory, 103-86 over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night.

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GARRETT — On a night when both offenses struggles to consistently knock down shots, the victor in Monday night’s Garrett-Angola contest would be determined by which defense played the best. And it was Garrett’s 2-3 zone that would end up being the difference. Angola only made 31 percent of its shots from the field (13 of 42), and that led to a 44-38 Railroader victory. “Our goal was to not let them get easy stuff off the screenand-rolls,” said Garrett coach John Bodey. “We wanted to play contain, keep them out of the lane and behind the arc. We did a pretty good job of that. They didn’t get to the basket, and really didn’t much going in the post. “It wasn’t a pretty game offensively, but I’m glad our defense came through for us. We found a way to win one when it wasn’t easy.” Angola’s Aaron Lloyd hit five 3-pointers, with Craig Nofziger hitting the other two, as the Hornets (3-3) finished 7 of 18 from downtown. Lloyd and Nofziger were the only Hornets in double figures with 15 and 12 points, respectively. However, Angola coach Ed Bentley thought his team was ‘lackadaisical.’ “We didn’t follow the scouting plan,” Bentley said. “I’m not going to make any excuses. They beat us in every aspect tonight. The last three games, we haven’t shot the ball very well. We came

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Garrett’s Kordell Kessler, white jersey, is met on the baseline by Angola’s Aaron Lloyd during Monday night’s non-conference matchup. Kessler scored nine points, and Lloyd had 15 points, in the Railroaders’ 44-38 victory.

out extremely sluggish.” Bodey wanted to use the zone to prevent the Hornets from getting the ball inside with senior Justin Davis and force them to shoot outside. Davis finished with seven points and seven rebounds.

“We did a good job putting a shell around the 3-point line, and Matt Singleton and Tommy Reneau did a nice job walling up, contesting Davis inside,” Bodey said. Garrett’s (6-1) leading scorer, junior Justin McCoy, had another

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solid performance, finishing with 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting while adding nine rebounds. Both were game-highs. Bentley said that McCoy is a different player from last year, and that he’s much tougher to defend. “He didn’t really feel comfortable putting it on the floor last year, and he was kind of a one-dimensional player,” Bentley said. “This year, he can take you off the dribble, he can spin, he’s expanded his game. He’s tough.” With his parents visiting from Italy, Garrett senior foreign exchange student Andrea Rosati earned his first start of the season Monday night. He hit a 3-pointer within the first two minutes and SEE RAILROADERS, PAGE B2

Blazers down Lakers BY JEFF JONES jjones@kpcmedia.com

LAGRANGE — Thick fog Friday caused many area schools to turn to “Monday Night Basketball.” The Eastside Blazers rode a 23-9 fourth quarter wave to a 57-44 win over the Lakeland Lakers in Northeast Corner Conference play. The Blazers (4-2 overall, 1-0 NECC) got 16 points from Ethan Moughler, 14 from P.J. Dean and 10 from Ryan Liechty in the win. Lakeland (2-3, 1-2) hung around all night, despite trailing by seven points on Liechty’s inside score with 3:37 left in the third. The Lakers finished the quarter on a 10-2 run. Tanner Oakley’s putback and later a bucket in the paint had the hosts within 34-33. Dustin Cunningham’s tough-angle shot found the bottom of the net at the buzzer to put Lakeland on top by one after three. The Blazers responded with a 15-1 run in the fourth to seize control.

Eastside 57, Lakeland 44

Eastside Players fg-fga ft-fta tp rb as st Moughler g 6-8 1-2 16 3 0 4 Dean g 5-11 4-4 14 4 2 3 Renier g 3-8 0-0 6 3 2 4 Liechty f 4-11 2-3 10 8 2 2 Singer f 3-5 0-0 6 2 2 1 Sprunger 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Willard 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 0 Baker 2-6 0-0 5 2 0 1 Totals 23-49 7-9 57 23 10 15 Lakeland Players fg-fga ft-fta tp rb as st Herber g 1-2 0-0 2 4 1 2 Olivares g 0-5 1-2 1 4 5 1 Trost f 2-7 0-0 4 6 0 1 Mynhier f 3-11 1-1 9 4 0 0 Betts f 2-6 0-0 6 3 0 0 Priestley 2-7 0-0 4 2 1 1 Gordon 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 Oakley 5-7 0-0 10 9 0 1 Cunningham 3-5 1-2 8 2 0 0 Totals 18-50 4-5 44 34 7 6 Eastside 12 9 13 23 — 57 Lakeland 9 9 17 9 — 44 Three-point shooting — Eastside 4-10 (Moughler 3-3, Baker 1-2, Liechty 0-1, Renier 0-1, Dean 0-3), Lakeland 4-16 (Mynhier 2-4, Betts 2-6, Cunningham 0-1, Olivares 0-1, Priestley 0-4). Team rebounds — Eastside 1, Lakeland 3. Fouled out — Priestley. Total fouls — Eastside 9, Lakeland 14. Turnovers — Eastside 12, Lakeland 21.

Moughler led the charge with the first nine points, including a pair of three-pointers from the right wing sandwiched around a Lakeland miss. The latter gave Eastside a 43-35 cushion. Neither team scored again until Dean’s slash to the basket at the four-minute mark made it 45-35. After

a Lakeland turnover, Dean scored from the lane before Lakeland’s Marco Olivares made 1-of-2 free throws for his team’s first point in nearly five minutes. Eastside’s lead reached 13 on Liechty’s score inside with 2:04 to play. The Lakers wouldn’t quit, however. Chandler Mynhier and Brant Betts canned threes in the next 40 seconds, cutting the visitors’ lead to 51-44. The Blazers sealed it at the free throw line, hitting all six attempts in the final minute of play. “In the second quarter, they went to their 1-2-2 and 1-3-1 trapping schemes, and I didn’t think we handled that real well,” Eastside coach Ryan Abbott said. “It felt like we looked too much to run our offense and be robotic instead of just being basketball players and making basketball plays. “We’ve been working for months about being basketball players, making good plays and learning how to play the game the right way, so I was a little disappointed in that.

JEFF JONES

Lakeland’s Marco Olivares, center, is closely guarded by Eastside’s Ryan Liechty, left, and Rob Singer (34) during Monday’s game at LaGrange.

“Lakeland made a run late in the third quarter, they hit a couple of late shots, and we responded,” Abbott said. “Ethan got hot, we had some good finishes down lot, and all of those finishes

were the result of good basketball plays that we probably should have done in the second quarter,” he added. “It was nice to finish the game on the road in that way.”

Hannah shares annual holiday message Editor’s Note: This message from Hannah Holstein, first run in 1976, has become a regular part of our Christmas. What better way is there for us to say “Merry Christmas?” It has come to my attention that certain readers out there doubt the actual existence of Hannah Holstein. “Hannah is just a figment of some writer’s imagination,” they say. Or “Hannah is just a literary trick to accord someone the opportunity to write a sports column in the first person. No one has ever seen her, you know.” Well, let me ask you this, folks. If Hannah wasn’t for real, why doesn’t the United States Post Office strike me off the mailing list? I’ll tell you why. Because I receive gobs of mail from faithful followers every year. Furthermore, I answer much of that mail personally, and many folks in the area have copies of my responses to prove it. You know, I have a sneaky hunch that the same people who doubt the reality of Hannah

Holstein also doubt the existence of another famous person who comes into the limelight this time of year. You know who I’m talking about — Mr. Kris Kringle, otherwise known as Santa Claus. Poor Santa. He has done so much for so many for so long, and yet he constantly has to defend his existence against scrooges, “realists,” and beard-pulling children. PICKIN’ I sympathize THE PREPS with you, Santa, because I’m fighting the same Hannah Holstein kind of battle on a different plane. To go a step farther, perhaps these same disbelievers also doubt the existence of another well-know person who comes to the fore at this time. His name is Jesus Christ, and He has been fighting an uphill battle ever since His birth 2,000

years ago. That was a landmark occasion, and Hannah is proud to tell you that one of her ancestors was right there to warm that precious Babe in the stable. That was probably the most noble thing any Holstein ever did, and Hannah wishes she could have been the one. But even though I wasn’t there to see or meet the Baby Jesus, that doesn’t stop me from believing in Him just the same. Why? Because Hannah possesses a gift much more valuable than the ability to predict the outcome of sporting events. For you see, faith is not built on logic or factual proof. Faith is built on trust and personal conviction. For Hannah, her faith comes from looking at the world and seeing so much good. Only the Lord Himself could produce such a wonderful place, and that’s good enough to get my vote. And despite all of this, I believe in Him just because He told us that those who believe without seeing will enter that great pasture in the sky.

Now the point behind all of this is that no one has seen Hannah either. I wish I could change that, but the nature of my work makes it impossible. It is essential for Hannah to remain anonymous because a talking cow would attract greedy profit-makers, and Hannah has no intentions of spending the rest of her days in a sideshow. So let me conclude by drawing on the meaning of Christmas to defend the existence of Hannah Holstein. Christmas is a time to renew old friendships, the spirit of giving and the foundations of one’s faith. If one does not believe the Son of God was born at this time 2,000 years ago, Christmas has no meaning. But if one believes without the privilege of personal existence, without seeing, one has everything to celebrate at Christmas. By the same token, if one believes in lowly little Hannah without seeing the Sacred Cow, one can enjoy her columns for what they are — entertainment. Merry Christmas, friends!!


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Beams, Eagles top HHS BY JAMES FISHER jfisher@kpcmedia.com

FREMONT — Alex Beams was on a mission. The Fremont senior struck with 27 points as the Eagles used a dominating 83-44 victory over Hamilton to score the squad’s first win of the season on Monday. “It feels great to get our first win, we ran the floor and did what we needed to do,” said Beams. “Every week we’re getting better at what we do. We’re a young team that’s developing.” The Eagles were 9-of-22 from 3-point range. Beams had four of the triples. “As a team we’re shooting over 40 percent from 3-point range,” said Fremont coach Ted Bookwalter. “It’s definitely our strength and we try to play to our strengths.” Beams also contributed four assists, three steals and three rebounds. “He had 21 points at the half,” Bookwalter said. “They came out and paid a lot of attention to him in the second half.” The Eagles also got 17 points from junior Tyler Meyer. Also scoring for the Eagles were Wade Regadanz (9 points), Tony LaRose (7), Ryan Sichling (4), Justin Papenbrock (4), Austin Roebel (4), Logan Peel (4), Logan Miller (3), Logan Pentecost (2) and Andrew Thomas (2). “For us, we had 11 players score and that’s good for any team,” Bookwalter said. Daine Johnson led Hamilton with 14 points and Casey Rote scored 12 points. “Casey Rote is an outstanding player and capable of amazing things on the court,” Bookwalter said. “Our objective was to keep him under 15. Last year he put 25 points on us, we were very concerned.” Also scoring for the Marines were Addison Stephens (7), Gage Law (6), Trayson Lewis (3) and Reed Steffen (2). Turnovers hurt the Eagles in their first four games, all defeats. Fremont turned the ball over just 12 times on Monday, and that came with a lot of different players on the court. “The main thing was controlling our turnovers, which we did,” Bookwalter said. Fremont put together two runs in the opening half to build a 42-16 margin by the break. “We wanted to get a lead, we’ve been struggling early,” Beams explained. “It was nice to get an early lead and have a cushion to lean on.” Holding a slim 9-8 lead, the Eagles closed the opening period by scoring the final nine points of the stanza, capped by a Beams 3-pointer. The effort allowed Fremont to take its first double-digit lead at 18-8 after one quarter. Beams kicked off another run with another 3-pointer midway through the

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Alex Beams hit four 3-pointers and scored 27 points as Fremont defeated Hamilton 83-44 on Monday to record its first win of the season.

second period. Pentecost followed with a steal and Ryan Sichling scored, with Colton Howe then grabbing another Fremont steal and dishing to Beams. Beams would score and also was fouled, and sank a free throw to put the Eagles up 30-12 with three minutes left in the half. The Eagles would also get 3-pointers from Beams and Regadanz before the half, allowing Fremont to lead by 26 points at the break. Meyer had back-to-back 3-pointers for the Eagles early in the third quarter and with just over two minutes left in the period Fremont would take its lead to over 30 points following a triple by Regadanz. Fremont’s margin was 68-37 after three quarters. Fremont (1-4) will once again take part in a holiday tournament in Coldwater, Mich. The Eagles will face Dexter at 3:15 p.m. Friday in opening round play. “We’ve taken the hardware out of there the last three years, but it’s a tall order,” Bookwalter said. If Fremont wins on the opening day against Dexter, the team will move into the championship game on Saturday at 6:45 p.m. If the Eagles lose on Friday, they’ll play in a consolation game at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. Hamilton (4-4) won’t see action again until Jan. 10 at Westview.

finished with five points, three rebounds, an assist and a block. “There were no issues with the kids. All of them wanted him to start,” Bodey said. “Jared (Estep) wanted that. That’s the kind of kids we have. Maybe a few years ago, my kids would’ve rebelled. But these kids aren’t going to do that.” Kordell Kessler added nine points, Karsten Cooper had seven points and Reneau three points to round out the scoring. While all the of the numbers favored Garrett, it was still a close game throughout. The Railroaders shot out to an 8-0 lead, but the Hornets cut the lead to two in a little over a minute. Garrett re-upped the lead to 17-9 late in the first quarter following two free throws and a bucket from Cooper, and a McCoy 3-pointer. McCoy hit a pair of buckets at the end the second quarter to give GHS a 24-17 lead entering halftime. Angola cut the deficit to one point with 1:43 left in the third following a Nofziger basket, but Garrett proceeded to go on an 11-1 run over the next six-plus minutes to lead 40-29 with 3:40 left. Back-to-back 3s by Nofziger and Lloyd cut the deficit to 40-35 with 1:47 left, but the Hornets drew no closer. Robby Honer added four points to round out the scoring. Only seven Hornets saw the court Friday, and the starting five played nearly the entire game together. “We are struggling to find guys that are going come to practice with consistency every single day and work,” Bentley said.

Local Sports Briefs • Girls Basketball DeKalb blows out Elkhart Central ELKHART — The DeKalb girls basketball team outscored Elkhart Central 21-6 in the fourth quarter to spur a 61-33 victory Monday afternoon at North Side Gym. Baylee Rinehart led four Barons (8-2) in double figures with 16 points. Hayley Martin was right behind her with 15 points, and Skylar Ostrowski and Rachel Ehmke both scored 11 points. Brooke Leins had seven points and Maddy Fifer one point to round out the scoring for DeKalb.

Panthers fall at Churubusco CHURUBUSCO — Prairie Heights lost to Churubusco 58-50 in a Northeast Corner Conference game Saturday night. The Panthers had 25 turnovers and only made 11 of 27 free throws in the loss. Shawna Carbone had 16 points and nine rebounds for Prairie Heights. Tressa Terry added 12 points and Haley Kleeberg had 11 points and 16 rebounds.

Baron JV, frosh fall to Norwell WATERLOO — DeKalb’s junior varsity and freshman teams lost to Norwell on Saturday night. The Baron junior varsity squad lost, 55-20. Libbie Koeppe led DeKalb with eight points, Marisa Robinett scored six points, and Destini Schuller, Caylin Paul and Jade Bollet scored two points each. The DeKalb frosh lost, 37-14. Mikalyn Doty scored seven points, Kaitlyn Rieke and Jordan Whan had three points each, and Jessica Schamper tallied one point.

Wrestling Heights challenged at New Haven NEW HAVEN — Prairie Heights went 1-4 in the New Haven Super Duals on Saturday. The Panthers defeated Southern Wells 60-18, but lost 41-36 to the host Bulldogs, 53-27 to Class 1A top-ranked Adams Central, 62-18 to Class 2A second-ranked Leo and 68-6 to Class 2A No. 1 Yorktown. “There was pretty stiff competition. We lost a tough match to New Haven,” Heights coach Brett Smith said. “Injuries are hitting us at the wrong time, but we have to keep pressing on.” Doug Levitz was 4-1 on the day to lead the Panthers. He had three pins, two at 145 pounds and one at 152. Alex Steele (113), David Rodriguez (152-145) and Kade Gerbers (182-195) each went 3-2.

Swimming Homestead sweeps DeKalb FORT WAYNE — The Homestead boys and girls swimming teams swept DeKalb Monday night. The Baron girls team lost 153-30 and the boys team fell 133-49. Seth Gillespie was the standout for Dekalb, winning the 50-yard freestyle, 100 breaststroke and running a leg of the winning 200 freestyle relay team. Also on the relay were Kahler Goldsmith, Brycen Spangler and John Turner.

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Bowling Auburn Bowl High scores for the week of Dec. 16 MEN Moose – Dennis Carper 255, Don Pierson 258, Charlie Shireman 268, Jeff Campbell 256 Booster – Larry McCormick 255, Tim Klinker 279, 703 series, Brad Blevins 278, 728 series, Dave Hartman 258, Erik Bolton 279, 711 series Industrial – Mike Hasselman 266, Rick Geist 258 Northeast Indiana Classic – Billy Zink 278 Friday Morning Trio – Dan Hartleroad 259, Nick Farrell 279, Jim Boyle 250, Josh Blaskie 276 Friday Night Recreation – Andru Wallace 279, 738 series, Jeff Maurer 252, Stan Woods 258, Emery Patrick 260 Masters & Slaves – Jason Flaugh 255, Jason Meadows 257, Bob Carper 278, Matt Fites 255 YOUTH Majors – Spencer Crim 241, 616 series, Eriq Crim 235, 602 series, Makayla Lilly 243, 607 series, Nicole Redden 233 Papa John’s Bowlers of the Week Men – Brad Blevins +164 Pins over Average Women – Kathy Pepple +107 POA Youth – Coby Wade +108 POA

Prep Swimming Monday’s result Girls: Homestead 153, DeKalb 30 200 medley relay: 1. H, 1:59.89. 200 freestyle: 1. Auger (H), 2:16.16. 2. Wetekemp (H), 2:18.92. 3. Hedrick (H), 2:32.96. 4. Lounds (D), 2:36.89. 200 IM: 1. Godfrey (H), 2:29.63. 2. Berghoff (H), 2:33.98. 3. Hopper (H), 2:38.66. 4. Blair-Lewis (D), 2:59.87. 50 freestyle: 1. Gibble (H), 27.47. 2. Hodson (H), 27.71. 3. Carroll (H), 28.03.4. Gillespie (D), 28.84. 100 butterfly: 1. Gibble (H), 1:07.60. 2. Godfrey (H), 1:08.98. 3. Hembree (H), 1:09.10. 6. Vonholten (D), 1:21.66. 100 freestyle: 1. Hammes (H), 1:01.54. 2. Carroll (H), 1:01.70. 3. Heinerich (H), 1:03.54. 4. Ramos (D), 1:08.53. 500 freestyle: 1. Cook (H), 5:16.91. 2. Johnson (H), 5:21.88. 3. Farmer (H), 5:30.79. 5. Robinett (D), 6:41.00. 200 freestyle relay: 1. H, 1:47.63. 100 backstroke: 1. Koob (H), 1:09.12. 2. Weither (H), 1:10.46. 3. Allen (H), 1:10.55. 4. Gillespie (D), 1:16.09. 100 breaststroke: 1. Heinerich (H), 1:18.91. 2. Nussear (H), 1:20.45. 3. Hopper (H), 1:28.84. 4. Rieke (D), 1:29.32. 400 freestyle relay: 1. H, 3:58.10. Boys: Homestead 133, DeKalb 49 200 medley relay: 1. H, 1:48.23. 200 freestyle: 1. Whitaker (H), 1:50.73. 2. Chastain (H), 1:57.04. 3. Herendeen (H), 1:59.88. 5. Goldsmith (D), 2:06.17. 200 IM: 1. Johnson (H), 2:07.72. 2. Frank (H), 2:10.12. 3. Howard (H), 2:12.47. 4. Turner (D), 2:20.04. 50 freestyle: 1. Gillespie (D), 23.92. 2. Rittenhouse (H), 24.33. 3. Clarke (H), 24.41. 100 butterfly: Pollander (H), 1:01.55. 2. Yoder (H), 1:03.98. 3. Goldsmith (D), 1:05.04. 100 freestyle: 1. Johnson (H), 51.59. 2. Hagedorn (H), 53.76. 3. Turner (D), 54.74. 500 freestyle: 1. Dalton (H), 5:05.18. 2. Dynako (H), 5:21.13. 3. Clarke (H), 5:24.36. 4. Spangler (D), 5:52.71. 200 freestyle relay: 1. Goldsmith, Spangler, Turner, Gillespie (D), 1:41.42. 100 backstroke: 1. Pollander (H), 1:02.34. 2. Hammes (H), 1:04.07. 3. Nowak (H), 1:06.09. 5. G. Burris (D), 1:22.20. 100 breaststroke: 1. Gillespie (D), 1:10.94. 2. Nealley (H), 1:16.85. 3. Gutwein (H), 1:17.11. 400 freestyle relay: 1. H, 3:31.80.

State Boys Basketball Polls The Associated Press Top 10 Indiana high school boys basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through games of December 22nd, rating points and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Carmel (13) 5-0 296 1 2. Indpls Tech (2) 6-1 257 3 3. Hamilton S’eastern 6-0 212 5 4. Indpls Pike 5-1 165 6 5. Brownsburg 6-1 156 8 6. Penn 5-0 144 10 7. Columbus North 4-1 104 2 8. Lake Central 5-1 77 NR 9. Marion 2-1 74 NR 10. Richmond 5-0 73 NR Others receiving votes: Ft. Wayne North 52. Munster 37. Columbus East 30. Ev. Harrison 26. Mooresville 26. Jeffersonville 22. Chesterton 14. Indpls Perry Meridian 9. Lawrence Central 7. Indpls Cathedral 7. Indpls N. Central 6. Northridge 6. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Greensburg (12) 7-0 286 1 2. Guerin Catholic (2) 7-0 252 3 3. Bowman Acad. (1) 4-1 246 2 4. Indpls Brebeuf 4-0 203 4 5. Brownstown 4-0 178 5 6. Batesville 5-1 144 6 7. Corydon 4-0 132 7 8. New Haven 3-1 88 8 9. Muncie Central 5-1 80 9 10. Ev. Bosse 3-1 42 NR Others receiving votes: Ft. Wayne Dwenger 41. NorthWood 26. Vincennes 20. Tippecanoe Valley 17. Frankfort 14. Princeton 12. Heritage Hills 7. Gary Wallace 6. Southridge 6. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Indy Park Tudor (13) 5-0 288 1 2. Wapahani (1) 5-0 242 2 3. Hammond Noll (1) 6-0 234 3 4. Frankton 5-0 212 4

5. Sullivan 4-0 170 5 6. Providence 5-0 160 6 7. Clarksville 5-0 140 7 8. Perry Central 5-0 103 9 9. Paoli 5-0 87 10 10. Indpls Scecina 6-1 48 NR Others receiving votes: LintonStockton 38. Tipton 21. Crawford Co. 19. S. Spencer 12. Westview 7. Lake Station 7. Cloverdale 6. Prairie Hts. 6. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Barr-Reeve (11) 4-0 288 1 2. Borden (1) 6-0 251 2 3. Kouts (2) 6-0 235 3 4. Triton 4-1 170 5 5. M.C. Marquette (1) 5-2 166 6 6. Tindley 4-0 139 7 7. Lafayette Catholic 4-2 137 4 8. Orleans 4-0 132 8 9. Covington 5-0 87 NR 10. Clay City 5-0 84 NR Others receiving votes: Morristown 27. Tri-County 23. Elkhart Christian 21. Culver 15. Liberty Christian 13. Christian Academy 6. N. Daviess 6.

State Girls Basketball Polls The Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association Top 10 basketball teams, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, and previous rankings: Class 4A W-L Pts Prv 1. Bedford N. Lawr. (9) 9-0 144 1 2. Lawrence North (6) 11-0 141 2 3. Homestead 9-0 107 3 4. Penn 9-0 97 4 5. Columbus North 8-1 83 5 6. Logansport 8-0 60 6 7. Westfield 9-0 58 7 8. LaPorte 9-0 43 9 9. Indpls Roncalli 8-1 40 8 10. Bloomington South 9-1 20 10 Others receiving votes: Center Grove 13, Mooresville 8, Lake Central 7, Pike 3, Merrillville 1. Class 3A W-L Pts Prv 1. Ev. Mater Dei (14) 7-0 140 1 2. Princeton 8-0 118 3 3. Rushville 7-1 102 4 4. Garrett 11-0 90 7 5. Western Boone 10-0 77 8 6. Western 8-1 75 2 7. Benton Central 10-1 46 10 8. Madison 7-1 31 6 9. Norwell 6-2 27 5 10. F.W. Concordia 7-2 26 9 Others receiving votes: Indianapolis Chatard 11, Washington 8, Northwood 7, Rochester 6, South Bend St. Joseph’s 4, Columbia City 2. Class 2A W-L Pts Prv 1. Heritage Chr. (14) 10-1 140 2 2. F.W. Canterbury 8-1 111 4 3. Tipton 6-1 104 1 4. Triton Central 7-1 101 6 5. Eastern Hancock 7-1 73 3 6. Indpls Ritter 7-2 49 7 (tie) Lapel 8-1 49 NR 8. Knightstown 10-1 43 5 9. Wabash 8-2 25 8 10. Westview 9-2 17 10 Others receiving votes: North Knox 16, Forest Park 12, Hammond Bishop Noll 8, Oak Hill 7, Eastern (Pekin) 5, Riverton Parke 4, Sheridan 3, Providence 3. Class A W-L Pts Prv 1. Oregon-Davis (12) 8-0 146 1 2. S’western-Shelby (3) 8-0 135 2 3. Barr-Reeve 6-1 101 4 4. Vincennes Rivet 7-2 100 3 5. W. Central 8-0 69 7 6. N. Daviess 7-1 60 5 7. Lafayette Catholic 6-2 59 6 8. Jac-Cen-Del 8-1 49 8 9. Attica 9-0 34 10 10. Culver 8-2 24 9 Others receiving votes: Borden 21, Triton 11, Tri 8, Randolph Southern 2, Wood Memorial 2, Northeast Dubois 2, Morgan Township 2.

Prep Basketball Scores BOYS BASKETBALL Bowman Academy 79, Clarksville 76 E. Chicago 68, Indpls Shortridge 41 Eastside 57, Lakeland 44 Fremont 83, Hamilton 51 Ft. Wayne Luers 80, Indpls Attucks 77 F.W. North 77, Horizon Christian 58 Garrett 44, Angola 38 Gary Roosevelt 84, Indy Marshall 75, OT Gary West 59, Traders Point Christian 46 Homestead 87, Leo 60 Indpls Cathedral 59, Indpls Brebeuf 47 Indpls Tech 83, Marion 67 Liberty Christian 77, Union (Modoc) 30 Scottsburg 62, Seymour 38 Trotwood-Madison, Ohio 106, Indpls Northwest 72 Gibson County Classic Pool Play Ev. Reitz 79, Mt. Carmel, Ill. 64 Wood Memorial 60, Lawrenceville, Ill. 49 N. Daviess Classic Brownstown 63, Orleans 33 Brownstown 57, Southridge 39 First Round Barr-Reeve 63, Clay City 33 N. Daviess 71, N. Posey 66 GIRLS BASKETBALL DeKalb 61, Elkhart Central 33 Indpls Ben Davis 58, Terre Haute South 44 Lapel 64, Sheridan 39 Madison Shawe 57, Crothersville 34 Muncie Central 58, Wapahani 43 Richmond 59, Eaton, Ohio 47 Southern Wells 39, Frankton 37 Southwestern (Jefferson) 63, Indpls Lighthouse 17 Triton Central 79, Indpls Scecina 40 Gibson County Classic Pool Play Gibson Southern 72, S. Central (Harrison) 34 Mt. Carmel, Ill. 78, Ev. Reitz 48 Wood Memorial 59, Lawrenceville, Ill. 47 Perry-Spencer Classic Heritage Hills 51, S. Spencer 38

AP Men’s Basketball Poll The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Rcd Pts Prv 1. Arizona (63) 12-0 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) 11-0 1,528 2 3. Ohio St. 12-0 1,462 3 4. Wisconsin 12-0 1,390 4 5. Michigan St. 10-1 1,336 5 6. Louisville 11-1 1,274 6 7. Oklahoma St. 11-1 1,221 7 8. Villanova 11-0 1,116 8 9. Duke 9-2 1,108 8 10. Wichita St. 12-0 981 11 11. Baylor 10-1 970 12 12. Oregon 11-0 914 13 13. Florida 9-2 881 16 14. Iowa St. 9-0 804 17 15. UConn 10-1 661 10 16. Kansas 8-3 659 18 17. Memphis 8-2 630 15 18. Kentucky 9-3 529 19 19. North Carolina 8-3 413 14 20. San Diego St. 9-1 378 24 21. Colorado 10-2 345 20 22. Iowa 11-2 278 25 23. UMass 10-1 154 22 24. Gonzaga 10-2 79 21 25. Missouri 10-1 69 23 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma 65, Illinois 53, Texas 47, George Washington 43, Toledo 27, Florida St. 23, Michigan 15, Harvard 14, UCLA 14, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 8, Pittsburgh 6, Creighton 5, LSU 1, SMU 1.

Men’s Top 25 Summary No. 14 IOWA ST. 83, AKRON 60 IOWA ST. (10-0) Ejim 7-9 4-4 21, Hogue 6-8 5-6 18, Niang 7-11 4-4 22, Thomas 1-3 0-0 3, Kane 7-15 1-2 15, Dorsey-Walker 0-2 0-0 0, Morris 1-3 0-0 2, Long 1-4 0-0 2, Bluford 0-0 0-0 0, Gibson 0-1 0-0 0, Ellerman 0-0 0-0 0, Edozie 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 30-56 14-16 83. AKRON (6-3) Treadwell 5-11 0-0 10, McAdams 5-10 0-0 13, Forsythe 2-2 0-2 4, Evans 2-8 0-0 6, Ibitayo 1-4 0-2 2, Cheatham, Jr. 0-1 0-0 0, Harney 3-10 0-0 7, Diggs 4-9 1-2 12, Kretzer 2-8 0-0 6, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-64 1-6 60. Halftime—Iowa St. 37-31. 3-Point Goals—Iowa St. 9-19 (Niang 4-5, Ejim 3-3, Hogue 1-1, Thomas 1-3, Gibson 0-1, Dorsey-Walker 0-1, Kane 0-2, Long 0-3), Akron 11-35 (Diggs 3-5, McAdams 3-8, Evans 2-7, Kretzer 2-8, Harney 1-2, Treadwell 0-1, Cheatham, Jr. 0-1, Ibitayo 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Iowa St. 40 (Ejim 12), Akron 30 (Harney, Treadwell 7). Assists—Iowa St. 20 (Kane 5), Akron 9 (Diggs, Evans 3). Total Fouls—Iowa St. 9, Akron 14. A—7,140.

AP Women’s Basketball Poll The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 22, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Rcd Pts Prv 1. UConn (36) 12-0 900 1 2. Notre Dame 10-0 840 4 3. Duke 12-1 827 2 4. Stanford 10-1 807 6 5. Tennessee 10-1 734 3 6. Kentucky 11-1 719 5 7. Louisville 12-1 691 7 8. Maryland 10-1 651 8 9. Baylor 9-1 635 9 10. North Carolina 11-2 523 14 11. Oklahoma St. 10-0 515 13 12. Colorado 9-1 467 11 13. South Carolina 11-1 457 10 14. Iowa St. 9-0 444 15 15. Penn St. 8-3 350 17 16. LSU 9-2 309 12 17. Purdue 8-2 288 18 18. Nebraska 9-2 276 19 19. Georgia 11-1 222 16 20. Syracuse 11-1 198 23 21. Iowa 11-2 185 22 22. Florida St. 11-1 182 24 23. California 7-3 103 21 24. Gonzaga 10-2 89 25 25. Arizona St. 10-1 71 — 25. Oklahoma 7-4 71 20 Others receiving votes: Arkansas 46, NC State 22, San Diego 20, Indiana 12, Texas 12, Georgia Tech 8, Rutgers 8, West Virginia 8, Middle Tennessee 6, Saint Joseph’s 2, DePaul 1, UTEP 1.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Toronto 11 15 .423 — Boston 12 17 .414 ½ New York 9 18 .333 2½ Brooklyn 9 18 .333 2½ Philadelphia 8 20 .286 4 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 21 6 .778 — Atlanta 15 13 .536 6½ Charlotte 14 15 .483 8 Washington 12 13 .480 8 Orlando 8 20 .286 13½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 23 5 .821 — Detroit 14 16 .467 10 Chicago 10 16 .385 12 Cleveland 10 17 .370 12½ Milwaukee 6 22 .214 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 22 6 .786 — Houston 18 11 .621 4½ Dallas 16 12 .571 6 Memphis 12 15 .444 9½ New Orleans 11 14 .440 9½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 23 5 .821 — Oklahoma City 22 5 .815 ½

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Denver 14 12 .538 8 Minnesota 13 15 .464 10 Utah 8 23 .258 16½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 20 9 .690 — Phoenix 16 10 .615 2½ Golden State 15 13 .536 4½ L.A. Lakers 13 14 .481 6 Sacramento 8 18 .308 10½ Sunday’s Games Indiana 106, Boston 79 Toronto 104, Oklahoma City 98 L.A. Clippers 120, Minnesota 116, OT Monday’s Games New York 103, Orlando 98 Detroit 115, Cleveland 92 Charlotte 111, Milwaukee 110, OT Miami 121, Atlanta 119, OT Indiana 103, Brooklyn 86 Dallas 111, Houston 104 Memphis 104, Utah 94 San Antonio 112, Toronto 99 L.A. Lakers at Phoenix, late Golden State at Denver, late New Orleans at Sacramento, late Tuesday’s Games No games scheduled Wednesday’s Games Chicago at Brooklyn, 12 p.m. Oklahoma City at New York, 2:30 p.m. Miami at L.A. Lakers, 5 p.m. Houston at San Antonio, 8 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NBA Pacers Summary INDIANA (103) George 10-19 2-2 26, West 6-8 1-2 13, Hibbert 3-6 2-2 8, G.Hill 2-7 6-6 10, Stephenson 10-16 2-2 26, Scola 2-5 1-1 5, Granger 0-7 0-0 0, Watson 2-7 3-3 8, Mahinmi 3-5 1-1 7, Copeland 0-0 0-0 0, O.Johnson 0-2 0-0 0, Sloan 0-1 0-0 0, Butler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-83 18-19 103. BROOKLYN (86) Anderson 1-3 2-2 5, Teletovic 3-10 2-2 8, Garnett 3-10 6-6 12, Williams 3-9 2-2 9, J.Johnson 7-13 2-2 17, Blatche 4-9 3-4 11, Pierce 0-7 0-0 0, Livingston 1-2 4-4 6, Plumlee 3-6 1-2 7, Terry 4-7 0-1 11. Totals 29-76 22-25 86. Indiana 19 26 30 28—103 Brooklyn 17 22 19 28— 86 3-Point Goals—Indiana 9-28 (Stephenson 4-7, George 4-11, Watson 1-5, G.Hill 0-2, Granger 0-3), Brooklyn 6-26 (Terry 3-6, Williams 1-2, Anderson 1-3, J.Johnson 1-5, Plumlee 0-1, Pierce 0-2, Blatche 0-2, Teletovic 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Indiana 54 (Hibbert, Scola 9), Brooklyn 42 (Blatche 7). Assists—Indiana 16 (George, Stephenson 5), Brooklyn 21 (Williams 8). Total Fouls—Indiana 20, Brooklyn 19. Flagrant Fouls—Pierce. Ejected— Pierce. A—17,732 (17,732).

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA y-New Eng. 11 4 0 .733 410 318 Miami 8 7 0 .533 310 315 N.Y. Jets 7 8 0 .467 270 380 Buffalo 6 9 0 .400 319 354 South W L T Pct PF PA y-Indianpolis 10 5 0 .667 361 326 Tennessee 6 9 0 .400 346 371 Jacksonville 4 11 0 .267 237 419 Houston 2 13 0 .133 266 412 North W L T Pct PF PA y-Cincinnati 10 5 0 .667 396 288 Baltimore 8 7 0 .533 303 318 Pittsburgh 7 8 0 .467 359 363 Cleveland 4 11 0 .267 301 386 West W L T Pct PF PA y-Denver 12 3 0 .800 572 385 x-Kan. City 11 4 0 .733 406 278 San Diego 8 7 0 .533 369 324 Oakland 4 11 0 .267 308 419 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 9 6 0 .600 418 360 Dallas 8 7 0 .533 417 408 N.Y. Giants 6 9 0 .400 274 377 Washington 3 12 0 .200 328 458 South W L T Pct PF PA x-Carolina 11 4 0 .733 345 221 N. Orleans 10 5 0 .667 372 287 Atlanta 4 10 0 .286 309 388 Tampa Bay 4 11 0 .267 271 347 North W L T Pct PF PA Chicago 8 7 0 .533 417 445 Green Bay 7 7 1 .500 384 400 Detroit 7 8 0 .467 382 362 Minnesota 4 10 1 .300 377 467 West W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 12 3 0 .800 390 222 San Fran. 10 4 0 .714 349 228 Arizona 10 5 0 .667 359 301 St. Louis 7 8 0 .467 339 337 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Sunday’s Games St. Louis 23, Tampa Bay 13 Indianapolis 23, Kansas City 7 Denver 37, Houston 13 Buffalo 19, Miami 0 Carolina 17, New Orleans 13 Dallas 24, Washington 23 N.Y. Jets 24, Cleveland 13 Cincinnati 42, Minnesota 14 Tennessee 20, Jacksonville 16 Arizona 17, Seattle 10 N.Y. Giants 23, Detroit 20, OT San Diego 26, Oakland 13 Pittsburgh 38, Green Bay 31 New England 41, Baltimore 7 Philadelphia 54, Chicago 11 Monday’s Game Atlanta at San Francisco, late Sunday, Dec. 29 Houston at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m.

Denver at Oakland, 4:25 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. St. Louis at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:25 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 4:25 p.m. Buffalo at New England, 4:25 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

College Football Bowl Slate Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl At Albuquerque Colorado State 48, Washington St. 45 Las Vegas Bowl Southern Cal 45, Fresno State 20 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl At Boise, Idaho San Diego State 49, Buffalo 24 New Orleans Bowl Louisiana-Lafayette 24, Tulane 21 Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl At St. Petersburg, Fla. East Carolina 37, Ohio 20 Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl At Honolulu Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl At Detroit Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl At San Diego Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl At Annapolis, Md. Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl At Houston Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Fight Hunger Bowl At San Francisco BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl At New York Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl At Charlotte, N.C. Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (8-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl, at San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl, at El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN)

College Bowl Summary Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl EAST CAROLINA 37, OHIO 20 Ohio 0 14 3 3—20 East Carolina 14 3 0 20—37 First Quarter ECU—Worthy 5 pass from Carden (Harvey kick), 10:45. ECU—B.Allen 2 run (Harvey kick), :27. Second Quarter Ohio—Patterson 17 pass from Tettleton (Yazdani kick), 14:39. Ohio—Foster 80 pass from Vick (Yazdani kick), 9:54. ECU—FG Harvey 41, 1:01. Third Quarter Ohio—FG Yazdani 29, 6:42. Fourth Quarter Ohio—FG Yazdani 28, 13:34. ECU—Cooper 31 run (Harvey kick), 9:45. ECU—Carden 14 pass from Worthy (Harvey kick), 7:29. ECU—Cooper 22 run (kick blocked), 1:55. A—20,053. Team Statistics Ohio ECU First downs 21 30 Rushes-yards 37-107 41-281 Passing 328 287 Comp-Att-Int 24-44-3 30-46-0 Return Yards 2 (-3) Punts-Avg. 6-42.5 5-43.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-60 9-75 Time of Possession 26:36 33:24 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Ohio, Blankenship 21-66, Patterson 10-28, Tettleton 4-14, Vick 2-(minus 1). East Carolina, Cooper 25-198, B.Allen 6-43, Carden 10-40. PASSING—Ohio, Tettleton 21-40-3228, Vick 3-3-0-100, L.Smith 0-1-0-0. East Carolina, Carden 29-45-0-273, Worthy 1-1-0-14. RECEIVING—Ohio, Foster 6-160, Patterson 6-77, Cochran 5-33, L.Smith 2-37, Reid 2-5, Dixon 1-6, Mangen 1-6, Hill 1-4. ECU, Hardy 9-66, I.Jones 8-48, Cooper 3-22, Worthy 2-42, Bry. Williams 2-27, Pasut 2-23, Wiggins 2-20, B.Allen 1-25, Carden 1-14.

Angola native eyes repeat Rumble victory FORT WAYNE — Derek Bischak was so young when he first raced in the Rumble in Fort Wayne, he doesn’t recall the exact year. But the 25-year-old Angola native will never forget his most recent appearance. Taking advantage of NASCAR star Tony Stewart’s mechanical misfortune, Bischak raced to victory in the 50-lap midget feature that capped the final night of the 2012 event at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center. He returns as a defending champion, along with Billy Wease, who won on the opening night a year ago. Bischak and Wease head a 38-driver entry list for the 16th annual “Rumble” on Friday and Saturday. Complete shows are scheduled each day on the 1/6-mile indoor track, with winged and non-winged modified midgets, karts and quarter midgets also on the program. The event has been designated a Salute to Tony Stewart in honor of the injured NASCAR driver. Bischak, who drives for his father, Bob, first raced at Fort Wayne in “1998 or 1999” in quarter midgets. His long-awaited victory was an emotional one.

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Angola native Derek Bischak will look to defend his 2012 midget feature championship at the Rumble in Fort Wayne this coming weekend at the Memorial Coliseum Expo Center.

“That was a lot of fun,” he said. “Actually, it was kind of a relief. We were fast on Friday — we were fast qualifier and won our heat — then I got too aggressive (in the feature) and hit the (marker) tire. “It’s nice to come back knowing you have the experience to win it. But there are a lot of fast drivers every year.” Bischak’s Gaerte Ford-powered Spike is the same car he drove last year, save for a change in paint scheme to orange from black. He sees Wease — who charged from last to first for his

victory — and Tony Stewart Racing teammates Mike Fedorcak and Lou Cicconi Jr. as leading contenders, along with veterans Bobby East and Dave Darland. “Really, anybody with a fast car can win it,” Bischak said. That’s especially true with Stewart sidelined by a broken leg suffered in an Aug. 5 sprint car crash. The three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup champion will oversee his team and sign autographs both days, but he won’t be able to add to his record nine Fort Wayne victories. Wease, a 27-year-old from

Noblesville, has five career indoor victories, including four at Fort Wayne. He heads a three-car entry from Randy Burrow that includes Brian Gerster, the 2013 Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series champion, and young Joey Burrow, the owner’s son. Another driver to keep an eye on is former NASCAR Whelen Modified champion Bobby Santos III, who’ll be driving a car that Darland twice took to victory at Fort Wayne. Defending champions Erick Rudolph and Tim Neal both return in the winged outlaw modified midgets. Some of the cars that competed as winged midgets now are in a new non-winged dirt modified midget division. Bischak is anxious to get back in the cockpit after missing part of the outdoor season because of a trampoline accident that left him with fractures of the nose and face. Luckily for him, he already knew out to sniff out victory lane. Information about tickets, including special VIP packages, and racer’s rate hotels are available online at rumbleseries. com.

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SPORTS BRIEFS • Malzahn AP Coach of the Year AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Gus Malzahn inherited a demoralized Auburn team that had just suffered through the program’s worst season in decades with a stagnant offense and bullied defense. Like usual, the coach known for fast-paced offensive play quickly went to work. He led the second-ranked Tigers’ transformation into Southeastern Conference champions and has them in the national title game Jan. 6 against No. 1 Florida State. Malzahn’s quick work made him The Associated Press national coach of the year. “It’s very humbling,” he said Monday. “Any time you get awards like this, it’s a team thing, as far as our staff and our players. It’s been fun to be a part of this year.”

Cowboys not ruling out Romo for season finale with Eagles IRVING, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo limped so badly on one play against Washington, he barely made it to the spot where he had to hand off. The obvious limp was gone by the time the Dallas quarterback moved forward in the pocket and threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray that gave Dallas a season-saving 24-23 win over the Redskins. The severity of his back injury is likely to remain a question all week as the Cowboys prepare for their third straight season finale for the NFC East title and a playoff berth, this time against Philadelphia on Sunday night. Responding to reports that Romo wouldn’t play against the Eagles, coach Jason Garrett said Monday the team had “not made that determination at all at this point.” Garrett wouldn’t reveal the results of an MRI for the 33-year-old Romo, who had back surgery to remove a cyst in April and missed offseason workouts. “Obviously he was able to play through it and played very well at the end of that ballgame,” Garrett said. “He’s getting treatment. The MRI was part of the evaluation and there’s going to be a series of different things that we do for his treatment over the next few days and see how he responds to it.” Romo came up limping after tripping over his foot while escaping pressure during the possession before the winning drive. He doubled over in apparent pain but didn’t leave the game, eventually throwing for 140 of his 226 yards passing in the fourth quarter. “I saw him limping around after that first couple of plays after, but I didn’t realize he was that injured,” said tight end Jason Witten, who played in the 2012 season opener 23 days after rupturing his spleen in a preseason game. “Obviously it’s a testament to how he plays and what kind of competitor he is.” Garrett said the Cowboys were working to add a third quarterback behind backup Kyle Orton, who hasn’t started a game since 2011.

Broncos’ Miller out for season ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The season is over for Denver’s Von Miller after tests revealed a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because coach John Fox had not yet addressed the media at his regular Monday news conference. Miller was injured in the first quarter of Denver’s 37-13 win at Houston on Sunday. Miller was pass-rushing when he was blocked cleanly by tight end Ryan Griffin. His right knee buckled and he crumpled to the ground. Miller walked off the field and into the locker room with a team doctor and trainer. Because he didn’t need to be carted off, there was hope that his injury wasn’t season-ending and that he might return for the playoffs. The best case now is that he’s back for training camp after surgery sometime next month. Although the Broncos held the Texans to just one touchdown, they had trouble generating a pass rush without Miller and had to use defensive backs to get after quarterback Matt Schaub, which opened up holes in their secondary. Miller’s injury ended a rough third season for the Broncos star, which began with a six-game drug suspension. He finished with just five sacks in 10 games.

ECU wins Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Vinatavious Cooper rushed for a careerbest 198 yards, setting a Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl record and leading East Carolina to a 37-20 victory over Ohio on Monday. The Pirates (10-3) grabbed the lead for good on the first of Cooper’s two touchdowns runs in the fourth quarter, a 31-yard burst with just under 10 minutes left. East Carolina’s Shane Carden threw for 273 yards and one TD and also scored on a pass reception. Cam Worthy caught an early 5-yard scoring pass from Carden, and then took a lateral from the junior quarterback and threw 14 yards back to Carden for a fourth-quarter TD that made it 31-20. Cooper put it well out of reach, finding an opening off left tackle and racing 22 yards for his second TD. Tyler Tettleton and Derrius Vick threw scoring passes for Ohio (7-6), which overcame an early two-touchdown deficit to lead 20-17 before Cooper put East Carolina back in front before an announced crowd of 20,053 at Tropicana Field.


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School grades raise many questions Friday’s release of quality grades for Indiana schools shines even more light on the disarray in Indiana’s education system. A large share of local school superintendents don’t trust the grades. That’s especially true this year, when computer problems disrupted testing for many students locally and statewide. But even without the computer foul-ups, education leaders lack confidence in the accuracy of school grades. A glance at some local grades makes it easy to see why. “The wide fluctuation from one year to the next makes it very difficult for us to put a whole lot of value into those particular grades,” said Randy Zimmerly, superintendent of Westview schools. Garrett Middle School provides this year’s prime example of fluctuation. Its grades spell “D-A-D” over the past three years. It’s hard to understand how the quality of a school could change so much from one year to the next. “It is interesting to note that the formula’s design enables a few students to impact a school’s letter grade dramatically,” said Tonya Weaver, an administrator at Garrett-Keyser-Butler schools. Although their grades swing just as sharply, we want to believe that a school can improve from D to A in only one year — which happened at Waterloo and Prairie Heights elementary schools. Even though some administrators brush off school grades, their accuracy matters immensely. We suspect some area principals have been fired in the past due to low grades. Parents may decide where to buy a home or transfer their children because of the grades. State education officials say they’re hard at work revising the grading system, which sounds like an admission that this year’s grades come from a flawed process. For what it’s worth, we spotted some trends in this year’s grades that deserve a closer look. Out of 30 public elementary schools in the four counties of northeast Indiana, exactly half — 15 — received grades of A. Of the 12 public high schools in our four counties, one-third earned A’s. But what happened to the middle schools? Only eight of our school districts have middle schools. Five of them received D’s, with not a single A. How do our middle schools perform so poorly with all those students from A-rated elementary schools? How do those students from D-rated middle schools bounce back to earn A’s for their high schools? We suspect something is wrong with the ratings for middle schools. Private, church-based schools in our counties continue to perform well, with three A’s and one B this year. We have no charter schools in our area, but this year’s grades cast doubt on the wisdom of state leaders’ infatuation with the charter school movement. As we read the report, 70 charter schools across the state received grades this year. The results show 24 F’s, 17 D’s and only 15 A’s. State leaders should be asking some hard questions about what charter schools are doing with our tax dollars. How should parents react to the grades for their children’s schools? We like the advice of Westview’s Zimmerly: “If you really want to know what’s going on in your child’s school, get in there, find out, see what’s going on,” he said. “Don’t allow this external measure to sway your opinion nearly as much as your own personal knowledge and experience with your kid’s school.” OUR VIEW is written on a rotating basis by Grace Housholder, Dave Kurtz, Michael Marturello and Matt Getts. Publisher Terry Housholder is also a member of the editorial board. We welcome readers’ comments.

Online Poll • Our new poll at kpcnews.com asks: What your favorite Christmas and New Year’s foods? Our previous poll asked: What type of K-12 calendar do you prefer? The replies were as follows: Start after Labor Day — 69.3 percent “Traditional” start in mid to late August — 17.5 percent Start in early August (like East Noble will in August 2014) — 3 percent School for 45 days, then 15 days (3 weeks) off — 6.6 percent School for 60 days, then 20 days off — 3.6 percent Online polls are not scientific but they provide an interesting snapshot of public opinion.

Letters to The Editor • Give to the one having the birthday To the editor: The exact date of Christ’s birth is unknown. Some scholars believe that it was in the spring when shepherds would be in the fields, but in that ancient time, official dates of birth were not recorded. Early Christians wishing to celebrate this remarkable birth chose a pagan holiday, when others were celebrating, so as to not give notice of their celebration and be objects of persecution. The ancient Romans loved to celebrate. On December 25, they celebrated “Natalis Solis Invicti,” the birthday of the invincible sun god. It was a lavish celebration with parades and parties. It even became a national holiday. It was not until 337 when Constantine was baptized that Christians could safely celebrate the birth of Christ. They just retained December 25 as that date. It is only a fair question to ask: “What does our modern culture really celebrate at Christmas?” Probably we do not worship or celebrate the birthday of a sun god, but the gods of affluence and commerce are very real. Even when we make a token celebration of Christ’s birth, we exchange presents among ourselves instead of gifts to the birthday boy. That in itself is bad manners. Have we resorted back to the worship of gods of luxury and wealth and forgotten the God of love, peace and salvation? Our modern culture might laugh at an invincible sun god, but Santa Claus, flying

reindeer and elves are just as real. Bright lights, a spirit of sharing and tradition can add to a celebration, but this celebration should be more than lights and shopping. If we give gifts, some of those gifts should be to the one having the birthday. Gifts of love, obedience, worship and praise do not require a credit card or cash, but would be most appreciated at this celebration. Anything else is pagan worship.

paid for our meals and then left. He wanted to do so anonymously. I was so moved that someone would do this for a military family I could barely speak. We were all deeply touched by this man’s kind-hearted actions. To hope that he reads this heartfelt thank you in the paper seems so inadequate. After all, he could have been just passing through Auburn. Yet, I couldn’t Charles Cole think of any other way to Auburn attempt to thank him. My husband and I will remember this and look Anonymous diner pays forward to paying it forward for military family’s meal when given the opportunity. With both of our sons in the To the editor: military, we have learned The purpose of this letter is the value of those who to thank some very kind and take a moment to thank our thoughtful person who chose members of the military and to remain anonymous. our veterans. Recently our family had Again, thank you to this cause to celebrate the graduavery thoughtful, caring and tion of our youngest son from his “A School” class at Great generous man. Cher Fetters Lakes Naval Base in Chicago. St. Joe He and his wife called us on their way home and asked us if we would like to meet Calvary Cemetery them for supper somewhere. We met at Paradise Buffet in needs to be plowed To the editor: Auburn. When we arrived, What is the city of Garrett I think my heart skipped a coming to? You can’t couple of beats seeing our afford to plow the Calvary son for the first time in his Cemetery, so family members dress blue uniform. You see, can get back to put Christmas our son chose to serve his wreaths on family plots? country at the age of 32. We For the past six years, my were cherishing our time with them, because his orders were mother and my aunt have taking them to San Diego in a complained to the City of Garrett about the gates to few days. the Calvary Cemetery being During our meal, our locked and the drive not waitress came to our table being plowed, so that they to tell us someone had paid can put Christmas items on for our meal — all six of us. their parents’ cemetery plots. We asked who, because we wanted to thank this generous My mother, who is 69, and my aunt, who is 79, have to person. She told us that he

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climb the fence and walk in snow up to their hips, in order to put items on their parents’ grave. Nobody seems to care, but I wonder if someone would care if my mother or my aunt fell and broke a hip, leg, arm, or whatever trying to get back there. Hum …? Would a lawsuit be cheaper? This is one daughter who wouldn’t hesitate in a minute. What does it take to get the job done? I’m hoping, in the near future, that the person in charge of making sure the Calvary Cemetery is plowed has the same experience trying to give their loved ones, who are deceased, some Christmas cheer. Let’s hope the odds are in your favor. Melissa Komrska Fort Wayne

Christmas focus: Gratitude for daily blessings Look around and there are folks who • Our clergy who are always on call make our lives easier each day and 24/7 and have the biggest boss of all. without them we would never • Funeral directors handle the make it. most difficult service when the They are there doing their inevitable happens to us or our jobs, often without gratitude loved ones. that’s long deserved. • Teachers essentially teach Consider and thank the us how to acquire knowledge following: and tools to be resourceful for a • Firefighters brave the lifetime. elements in all types of weather. • Farmers grow and raise our The other day there were seven food making sure it gets to the JENNIFER fire departments battling a rural grocery store to buy and fill our Angola fire in 5 degree weather. DECKER bellies. Talk about pain from cold and • Librarians see to it that we ice. But they’re there keeping have books and all the other good us safe. media — all free to borrow. • Postal carriers bring us our bills, • Plumbers, VERY unappreciated parcels and Christmas cards — even workers, make it possible to run water or when 8 inches of snow packs us in. flush away waste. • Nurses handle and see a little bit of • Law enforcement personnel keep us everything unmentionable when we are safe. sick or in pain. • Newspaper carriers are the most • Snowplow drivers keep our roads important part of a publication’s and streets clear working around the operations. Without them, stories, clock like the Angola Street Department coupons, the blotter, sports, comics and did earlier this month. obituaries, to name a few features, would

never reach readers. • Mechanics keep our car’s duct taped together and running. • Volunteers are the heart of any endeavor. • Veterinarians care for and heal our four-legged fur people friends. • Our secretaries and administrative assistants usually are the real people who know what’s going on within an organization. • Rubbish removers take away what we no longer have use for and sometimes it is pretty disgusting to handle. • You, dear reader, for always looking at what is in this newspaper. You may not always like it and some of you send kudos when you feel it’s deserved. It’s my honor daily to be a journalist and report what you may need to know and words to think by. May you all have a blessed Christmas and majestic New Year. JENNIFER DECKER is a reporter at The Herald Republican in Angola. She can be reached at jdecker@kpcmedia.com.


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Grandpa has reason why generosity varies DEAR ABBY: I have some advice for “Lacking Why,” the girl in your Oct. 18 column who is wondering why the amount of allowance money Grandpa gives her and her sisters varies from one girl to the other: Stop comparing the amounts and try focusing on how attentive each of you is to your grandfather. Do you all visit him with the same frequency? Do you all write thank-you notes for his generosity? Do you all phone him the same number of times each week? Do you all remember his birthday with a nice card or small gift? Do you take turns baking him a birthday cake? I suspect, as with my grandchildren, there are wide disparities in the way these sisters treat Grandpa. I have two grown grandkids who treat me differently and, son of a gun, I respond in kind. — CONNECTICUT GRANDMA DEAR GRANDMA: Your

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to explain to a child, which may be why the girls were never sure about the “why.” — NUMBERS GUY IN SAN MATEO, CALIF. DEAR ABBY: My father did the same thing. Each year I received more money from my dad than my brothers did. Eventually I asked him why, and it turned out he felt that over the years he had helped them more in other ways. They had lived at home longer than I had, and Dad had paid for their educations while I’d had a scholarship. In his mind, he was trying to even things out. — SOLVED THE PUZZLE IN DENVER DEAR ABBY is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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A food intolerance can be managed and soy. When someone with a food allergy eats an offending food, the immune system springs into action. An antibody called IgE signals immune cells to release chemicals that stimulate nerves, dilate blood vessels ASK and cause DOCTOR K. inflammation. This can cause Dr. Anthony lightheadedness; itching, or rash; Komaroff hives swelling of the lips, tongue and throat; and nausea, vomiting, cramping and diarrhea. Rarely, a food allergy will trigger a life-threatening,

whole-body reaction known as anaphylaxis. That’s one of the reasons that some airlines no longer hand out peanuts on flights. People with food allergies must completely avoid the dietary culprit. Food intolerance results from the body’s inability to properly digest or metabolize a food. Symptoms include gas, bloating, nausea and diarrhea. Lactose, a milk sugar, and gluten, a protein in grains, are the substances that people are most likely to be intolerant or sensitive to. Intolerance to lactose leads to cramping pain in the abdomen and loose bowel movements. The reaction to gluten can range from mild to severe. With severe intolerance, the intestines produce so much uncontrollable diarrhea that a person can suffer from severe dehydration — severe enough that if the fluid is not promptly replaced, they can

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DEAR DOCTOR K: What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance? DEAR READER: They both involve food, but other than that, food allergies and food intolerances have little in common. Food allergies are orchestrated by the body’s immune system. Food intolerance results from the gut’s inability to digest food normally. Food allergies can be fatal; food intolerance causes discomfort but is not usually serious. Food allergies require eliminating all traces of the food from your diet. Food intolerances can be managed without such drastic measures. A food allergy is the immune system’s overreaction to a normally harmless food. The most common foods that people are allergic to are milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, wheat

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die. One common and effective way to reduce symptoms is enzyme supplementation. Say you’re lactose intolerant. This means you don’t produce enough lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose, or milk sugar, into smaller, more easily digestible molecules. Taking a supplement that contains lactase can help you digest the lactose in dairy foods. Probiotics might also help. There’s some evidence that ingesting “gut-friendly” bacteria may help relieve lactose intolerance. However, there’s no standard formulation for probiotics, and finding one that’s right for you can be a hit-or-miss affair.

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A Mideast crossroads gets the Christmas spirit DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Just days before Christmas, Ben Elliott-Scott was busy touching up the paint on a foam snowman and blasting trees with manmade flurries to turn them a wintery white. Santa was due to arrive soon, along with dozens of party guests at the exclusive villa nestled alongside a Dubai golf course. His company, Desert Snow, specializes in artificial snow like that used on movie sets. He has several more jobs to finish before the holiday rolls around at wealthy homes across the city, many owned by members of its large and diverse expatriate population. “It is very much our busiest time of year,” the Briton said. “Christmas is taken almost more seriously in Dubai than it is at home. There are as many local families taking the pictures in front of the trees as expats.” The Middle East’s brashest city is increasingly embracing the trappings of Christmas in a way that would be unthinkable in more conservative parts of the Muslim world. Christmas trees adorn shopping centers and residential neighborhoods, and high-end hotels try to outdo one another with extravagant and boozy holiday dinners. An outdoor Christmas festival now in its second

year broke its own attendance record by wooing more than 27,000 visitors over three days with caroling children’s choirs, gingerbread houses and a snow fight zone. Santa Claus is on hand to hear wishes in at least three Dubai malls, naturally including the one housing an indoor ski slope and its contingent of snow penguins. The dearth of chimneys in the sheikdom does not seem to be a problem. It is in many ways a reflection of Dubai’s emergence as a cosmopolitan, commercially minded crossroads in a region often associated with intolerance and upheaval. The city last month became the first in the Middle East to win the right to host the World Expo with a bid that emphasized its connections to the wider world. “Dubai has taken itself one step forward to being a visibly global city. As a global city, you expect these things to happen here,” said Abdulkhaleq Abdulla, professor of political science at Emirates University. “We’ve chosen this role. We have to get used to it.” While celebrations of Christmas have been growing in the United Arab Emirates city for several years, Dubai nonetheless retains its Islamic identity. The call to prayer reverberates five times a day from the city’s numerous mosques, and modest dress

and behavior is expected from locals and foreigners alike. The local population, outnumbered more than four to one by foreign residents, prizes its traditional values. That includes prohibitions on immodest behavior and public intoxication that have gotten several foreigners in legal trouble in recent years. Still, the emirate’s embrace of at least the more commercial aspects of Christmas stands out in the conservative Gulf. Neighboring Saudi Arabia’s strict interpretation of Islam bans celebrations of the holiday. Kuwaiti lawmakers have criticized modest Christmas celebrations in that oil-rich country. David Mitchell, an English engineer working in the Omani capital Muscat, traveled with his family to Dubai just to visit the Christmas festival earlier this month. “There’s nothing like this in Oman,” he said while waiting in line to take his 2 ½-year old son, Isaac, to meet Santa. “They appreciate the Christmas spirit” in Dubai, he added. There has been little public outcry over the increasing prominence of the holiday in the Emirates, where authorities are quick to stamp out displays of public dissent and citizens rarely air their grievances in public. Ismail al-Issawi, a professor of Islam at the University of Sharjah, just

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outside Dubai, said politics and economics play a role. “Dubai now has become an international center with all kinds of religions. So it is up to them to make it possible for the various religions to have their holidays,” he said. The British Embassy in Dubai is using the festive season as a chance to remind its citizens of the UAE’s tough drinking and public decency laws. Its “12 Days of Christmas” awareness campaign on social media

more conservative parts of the Muslim world. Christmas trees adorn shopping centers and residential neighborhoods, and high-end hotels try to outdo one another with extravagant and boozy holiday dinners.

includes tweets such as “On the 5th day of #Christmas my friend said to me; If I have overdone it, please send me home.” “Part of enjoying Christmas and New Year is to stay away from trouble,” said Edward Hobart, the British consul general. Non-Muslims in Dubai are expected to respect the city’s Islamic roots, meaning organizers of Christmas celebrations walk a fine line in how they present the holiday. Nativity scenes and overtly religious

carols celebrating the birth of Christ are rare. But Christmas trees, including one set up in a traffic circle fountain filled with sudsy soap to suggest snow, are in. So are Santa hats, jingle bells and palm trees swaddled in gift wrap-style red bows. One supermarket, apparently trying to appeal to all customers, is advertising: “This Christmas: Fresh halal turkey” — a bird slaughtered according to Islamic dietary law.

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2 BR,Newly remodeled, Nice! One block to lake, others available. $550/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

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

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)

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CALL TARA TODAY! NELSON ESTATES 260-349-0996 1815 Raleigh Ave., Kendallville 46755 nelsonestates@mrdapartments.com mrdapartments.com HURRY, OFFER EXPIRES 12/31/13

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

HOMES FOR RENT Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR garage, $400/mo. 260 615-2709

For Sale. Cedar Chest $160.00, Eclipse Elliptical $260.00, Air Conditioner $160.00, Ball Python,tank and heat lights $160.00. Call 260-668-6060.

FURNITURE

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QUEEN PILLOWTOP MATTRESS SET Can deliver, $125. (260) 493-0805

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

FIREWOOD

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Seasoned FIrewood Split & Delivered 260-854-2712

SPORTING GOODS GUN SHOW!! Kokomo, IN - December 28th & 29th, Ivy Tech Kokomo Event Center, US Highway 31, Sat. 9-5, Sun 9-3 For information call 765-993-8942 Buy! Sell! Trade!

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)

PETS/ANIMALS Adoptable Dogs • Marley-4 yr old f, mix •Babe-5 mo. old female Terrier mix •Snickers-5 mo. old male Terrier •Jane- 1 yr old female Black Lab •Rupe-7 yr old male Yellow Lab •Jackie- 7 yr old neutered male Jack Russel •Spunky- 4 yr old male mini Pin •Aries-3 yr old female, Pitbull •Zulu- 1 yr old femaleLab/Pitbull mix •Ginger-3 yr old female Boxer mix •Annie- 8 mo. old female Pitbull mix •Darla-1 yr old female Beagle •Rocky-3 yr old male Boxer mix •Chloe Jo-5 yr old spay female Boxer mix Humane Society of Noble County, Inc. 1305 Sherman St. Kendallville, IN 46755 260-347-2563

USED TIRES Cash for Junk Cars! 701 Krueger St., K’ville. 260-318-5555

ATTENTION: Paying up to $1000 for scrap cars. Used tires 4 sale also. 318-2571

IVAN’S TOWING Junk Auto Buyer

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50

MERCHANDISE UNDER $50

$20.00 Gift Certificate redeemable at Mirror Image. Sell for $10.00 obo. Call or text, (260) 333-2018

Box 20 gauge Shotgun rifled hollow point. 15 count, $10.00. (260) 920-8676

$25.00 Gift Certificate redeemable at A.J. Nails. Sell for $15.00 obo. Call or text, (260) 333-2018

Box of Arts & Crafts; paints, brushes, crayons. $20.00 obo. Call or text, (260) 333-2018

1960 & 1961 Life magazines. 25 issues for only $50.00. (260) 868-2547

Dallas Cowboys Quilt. Machine made, $50.00. (260) 587-9552

20” BMX Bicycle White, black & red with 4 pegs included. $50.00 obo. Call or text (260) 333-6909 27” Sharp TV Works good, $20.00 (260) 357-4616 4 Jack Stands for working on cars. $15.00 for all. (260) 837-4775 40 paperback books $10.00 (260) 242-2689 Auburn Rubber Corp. News Publication. Published every other month. April 1947 issue. $30.00. (260) 868-2547 Bookcase, 4 shelves. $25.00. (260) 668-6060 New England Quilt Machine made, $50.00 (260) 587-9552 Pittsburgh Steelers Quilt. Machine made, $50.00. (260) 587-9552 Sewing Machine $25.00 obo. Call or text, (260) 333-2018

up to $1000.00 (260) 238-4787

CARS 2000 Lincoln Towncar 151k mi., always serviced w/ Max Platt $4,000. 318-4487 Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689

Snow Skis with Poles $15.00 (260) 837-4775 Songs of Faith & Comfort by Annie Johnson Flint 100 years old. $10.00. (260) 868-2547 The Ignito Book Monthly Publication Hoodelmier (Auburn) Coal Company Sept. 1931 issue. $15.00. (260) 868-2547

CAMPERS/RV

Toys F150 Power Wheels Ride on toy. Needs battery. $30.00. (260) 837-4775

2011 KZ DURANGO 5th Wheel $32,000 Call/text for more info & pictures 260-463-1090

Tupperware Microwave Stack Cooker & 2 Stack-cooked meals cookbooks. 1 “Light & Easy”, $30.00. (260) 599-0250

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL

FOR SALE MERCHANDISE, SERVICES & MISCELLANEOUS DISH TV Retailer. Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available.) SAVE! Ask About SAME DAY Installation! CALL Now! 1-800-283-0560 DirecTV - Over 140 channels only $29.99 a month. Triple savings! $636.00 in Savings, Free upgrade to Genie & 2013 NFL Sunday ticket free for New Customers. Start saving today! 1-800246-2073 SHARI`S BERRIES - Order Mouthwatering Gifts! SAVE 20 percent on qualifying gifts over $29! Fresh Dipped Berries starting at $19.99! Visit www.berries.com/sale or Call 1-888-575-9509 Wrap up your Holiday Shopping with 100 percent guaranteed, delivered-to-the-door Omaha Steaks! SAVE 67 PERCENT - PLUS 4 FREE Burgers - Many Gourmet Favorites ONLY $49.99. ORDER Today 1-800-6350975 Use code 49377EJP or www.OmahaSteaks. com/mb42

HELP WANTED WANTED: LIFE AGENTS: Earn $500 a Day; Great Agent Benefits; Commissions Paid Daily; Complete Training: Leads, Leads, Leads; NO LICENSE NECESSARY TO APPLY. Call 1-888-7136020 HELP WANTED DRIVERS OTR Drivers Needed Above Avg. Mileage Pay. Avg. 2500-3500 Miles/WK 100% No Touch. Full Benefits W/401K. 12 Months CDL/A Experience 1-888545-9351 Ext 13 www. doublejtransport.com $1000 Sign On Bonus! Regional Run, Weekly Home Time, Excellent Pay and Benefits. Jacobson Transportation 888-4096033 Apply Online www. DRIVEJTC.com CDL A and 1 year experience required. CDL TRAINEES NEEDED! *No Experience Required. *Learn To Drive for US Xpress. *Train & be Based Locally! *Earn $800 per Week after Sponsored Training Program. 1-800-882-7364

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Entertainment 60” long 52” high glass door on left storage or right. $50.00. (260) 357-4616 Guitar Ibanez Hollow body case, strap electric tuner, Capo, great cond. $50.00. (260) 920-8676 HP Photosmart C5180 All-in-one printer scanner copier. $50.00. Kendallville, (260) 599-0250 Indianapolis Colts Quilt Machine made, $50.00 (260) 587-9552 Mickey Mouse Watch & Alarm Clock. $35 (260)347-0473

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Start your Holiday Season with a Great Career by Joining our Team. Class A Professional Drivers Call 877-968-7986 for more details or visit SuperServiceLLC.com Drivers - CDL-A Train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7203 www. CentralTruckDrivingJobs. com Flatbed Drivers New Pay Scale - Start @ .37cpm. Up to .04cpm Mileage Bonus. Home Weekends. Insurance and 401K. Apply @ Boydandsons. com 800-648-9915 MEDICAL Bad Teeth? Extractions and Dentures using oral sedation. Free Consultations. Dr. McCall info and before/ after photos at www. drmccalldentures.com 317-596-9700

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SPORTING GOODS / GUNS & HUNTING / MISCELLANEOUS GUN SHOW!! Kokomo, IN - December 28th & 29th, Ivy Tech Kokomo Event Center, US Highway 31, Sat. 9-5, Sun. 9-3 For information call 765-9938942 Buy! Sell! Trade!

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