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Weather Expect 3-5 inches of snow today. High 31. Low tonight 14. Partly cloudy Sunday. High 21. Page A6

GOOD MORNING Four seeking open school board seat HAMILTON — Four people have declared themselves as candidates for a vacant seat on the Hamilton Community Schools board. Patti Davis, Richard Brown, Holly Law Bireley and Jeremy Hill have applied for the District 2 at-large seat that opened with the Dec. 1 resignation of Dianna Mejia, school officials said Friday. Mejia, who joined the board in July, has moved to Indianapolis. Remaining school board members will meet Monday at 7 p.m. to interview the candidates, officials said. School board President Scott Lucas has said the board wants to choose a replacement and have the new member seated by Jan. 1.


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Crossing death report released BY DENNIS NARTKER

KENDALLVILLE — “Why� is the one question investigators cannot answer regarding the tragic death of Ray Sills. The 41-year-old Kendallville man, confined to a wheelchair, was killed Tuesday, Oct. 15, when he was struck by a train on the Main Street railroad crossing. This week, Kendallville Police Chief Rob Wiley and detective

Lance Waters released results of the police department investigation into Sills’ death. Norfolk Southern Police and Noble County Coroner Joan Cripe also participated in the investigation. Cripe ruled in October that Sills died from blunt-force trauma. Sills, who suffered from cerebral palsy, often traveled on city sidewalks and crossed the railroad tracks many times in his battery-powered wheelchair.

Investigators have concluded that at about 5:15 p.m. on Oct. 15, Sills started across the tracks despite the crossing gates being down, red signals flashing and bells ringing, indicating an approaching train. The engineer was blowing the train’s whistle, something trains passing through Kendallville must do when approaching railway crossings. “He intentionally entered onto the tracks when warning devices

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were on, and there was no indication he attempted to get out of the way,� Wiley said about Sills. He added that Sills stopped in his wheelchair before the train struck him. Norfolk Southern Police shared video footage from a camera on the lead train engine with Kendallville Police Wiley said it clearly shows what happened, adding, “For an unknown reason, he did SEE CROSSING, PAGE A6

Shot at school Colorado student wounds two others, then takes own life


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The DeKalb Educators Association has donated money to fund a student assistance program for DeKalb Middle School through the Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services Inc. From left are Ryan Lengacher, DeKalb Educators Association president; Amanda Rice, DeKalb Educators Association secretary; Trisha Prezbindowski,

director of the Bowen Center’s DeKalb County office; Kimberly Fifer, DeKalb Middle School principal; Paulette Bently, Bowen Center public relations and marketing specialist; Erin Howard, DeKalb Educators Association treasurer and Wade Buchs, DeKalb Educators Association vice president.

Students to get free counseling AUBURN — The DeKalb Educators Association has contributed seed money to fund a student assistance program for DeKalb Middle School through the Otis R. Bowen Center for Human Services Inc. Through a student assistance program, students have access to a set number of free counseling sessions each year with Bowen Center therapists. The school corporation pays an annual premium for the sessions. DeKalb Middle School is one of 17 northern Indiana schools with a Bowen Center student assistance program. “We wanted to be able to put a program in place that will give our staff additional options to help a student in crisis,� said school Principal Kimberly Fifer. “We didn’t have anything like that in DeKalb County, and in order to do that we needed the finances to put it in place.�

“Students often have issues that interfere with their education,� said middle school teacher and DeKalb Educators Association President Ryan Lengacher. “DeKalb Middle School does its absolute best to meet the academic, emotional, social and physical needs of our students. Meeting the emotional needs of our students is sometimes very difficult. The Bowen Center’s counseling services will be an excellent asset to help us meet the emotional needs of our students.� A Bowen student assistance program is designed to be an added tool for counselors. For any students using their free sessions through the school’s student assistance program, local professionals will be available through Bowen Center’s DeKalb County office in Auburn. Founded in 1961, the Otis R. Bowen Center for Human

“The Bowen Center’s counseling services will be an excellent asset to help us meet the emotional needs of our students.� Ryan Lengacher, president DeKalb Educators Association

• Services Inc., is a private, not-forprofit, comprehensive community mental health center licensed by the State of Indiana Division of Mental Health. The center has 11 locations in 10 northern Indiana counties — Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash and Whitley.

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A teenager who may have had a grudge against a teacher opened fire Friday with a shotgun at a suburban Denver high school, wounding two fellow students before killing himself. Quick-thinking students alerted the targeted teacher, who quickly left the building, and police immediately locked down the scene on the eve of the Newtown massacre anniversary, a somber reminder of how commonplace school violence has become. One of the wounded students, a girl, was hospitalized in serious condition. The other student suffered minor gunshot-related injuries and was expected to be released from the hospital Friday evening, authorities said. A third person was being treated for unspecified injuries but had not been shot, a hospital spokeswoman said. Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson initially reported that the most seriously hurt student was wounded after confronting the gunman, but he later said that did not appear to be the case. The gunman made no attempt to hide the weapon when he entered the school from a parking lot and started asking for the teacher by name, Robinson said. When the teacher learned that he was being targeted, he left “in an effort to try to encourage the shooter to also leave the school,� the sheriff said. “That was a very wise tactical decision.� Jessica Girard was in math class when she heard three shots. “Then there was a bunch of yelling, and then I think one of the people who had been shot was yelling in the hallway ‘Make it stop,’� she said. A suspected Molotov cocktail was also found inside the high SEE SHOT, PAGE A6

Auburn renews program for facade upgrades BY AARON ORGAN

AUBURN — The city’s Board of Public Works and Safety on Thursday renewed the downtown facade improvement grant program for a fourth year. The city again will work with the Downtown Auburn Business Association to award grants to businesses that are eligible for facade improvements to their stores. Sixteen facade improvements have been partially bankrolled under the program. Bill Spohn, administrator of the city’s Department of

Building, Planning and Development, said the program will award $2,500 in matching grants in 2014. In previous years, the program would award $5,000 in grants, but Spohn said his 2014 budget is not strong enough to award that level. Spohn said the goal is for the program to be self-sustaining through donations. “We’re trying to keep the program alive until we can come up with a way of maybe some donations or foundations to help fund it in the future,� he said. Businesses interested in

The board also: • approved the street department’s 2014 fuel contract with North Central Co-Op. • approved a sewer extension at the Diamond Lake subdivision to allow for additional development. Spohn said the subdivision is expanding to the east and has added $30,000 in sewers that will tap into the city’s utility. • declared the street department’s 2002 Dodge Durango as surplus. The department has purchased a newer vehicle, and the Durango will be traded in.

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facade improvements must apply through the Building, Planning and Development office for review by a committee. A business must show it can match the grant dollar-for-dollar before the Downtown Auburn Business Association distributes an award. In other business Thursday, the board approved a four-year purchase lease for a new skid-loader for the street department. Street superintendent Bill Brandon said his department will buy a $40,385 skid-loader from AGCO Finance.



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Superintendent receives honor DeKalb Central schools superintendent Sherry Grate, fifth from left, has been recognized as District II Superintendent of the Year for 2014 by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents. Grate was selected by her peers among the 36 public school superintendents in District II. Among the eight superintendents honored, Thomas J. Little Jr., superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Perry Township in Indianapolis, was named the Indiana Superintendent of the Year. District II takes in 11 counties — Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, St. Joseph, and Whitley counties, plus portions of LaPorte County. There are 371 public school superintendents in Indiana.


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Wednesday 5:30 p.m. — Garrett Redevelopment Commission, City Hall Council Chamber. 6 p.m. — St. Joe-Spencerville sewer district, meeting at the Spencerville Community Club. 7 p.m. — Hamilton Community School Corporation board of trustees, Hamilton High School board room, meeting to appoint an individual to fill a school board vacancy.

Thursday 8:30 a.m. — DeKalb County Drainage Board, Commissioners’ Court, second floor, courthouse. 6 p.m.. — Auburn Park and Recreation Board, Rieke Park Lodge, 1600 N. Indiana Ave. 6:30 p.m. — DeKalb Central school board, administrative office, C.R. 427, Waterloo.






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Designed to delight! This open concept home situated on 9.56 acres of rolling country has sprawling views of the countryside from nearly every vantage point in this 2 BR, 2 BA, 1.5-story home. Cathedral ceilings with windows that span across the entire front side of the home allow for great views off of the main level living/dining area from the upstairs loft. MLS#20139653 $229,500.

1 p.m. — DeKalb County Board of Aviation Commissioners at the DeKalb County Airport terminal building conference room, 2710 C.R. 60, Auburn.







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5:30 p.m. — Garrett Board of Public Works and Safety, Garrett City Hall. 6 p.m. — Auburn Common Council, City Hall, 210 E. Ninth St. 7 p.m. — Garrett Common Council, Garrett City Hall.

405 N. Liberty Court, Albion

Welcome home! Completely refurbished 3 bedroom (master a recent addition), 2 bath ranch home with a finished basement within easy walking distance of the Albion Elementary and downtown shopping. New in the past 8 years: roof, furnace, water heater, drywall replacing paneling, floor coverings, light fixtures, oak trim and six-panel doors. MLS#201319636 $133,500.

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00 Angling Road, Kendallville 6.7 acres of land for your home site or hunting grounds. Build with a walk-out basement in the hillside or on top of the hill with great views of rolling farm land & woods to the north. View will remind you of southern Indiana. MLS#201319571 $44,500.

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3662 E. Northport Rd., Rome City

Beautiful home located on a beautiful rural setting. 3.15 acres with a treelined blacktop drive, white pine windbreak & a wonderful in-ground pool in backyard with great landscaping & privacy fence. Many recent updates, including mostly new carpet, Italian tile, vinyl. New roof (30 yr.), new siding, light fixtures, Trex deck pool pump! MLS#534472 $304,500.

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8:30 a.m. — DeKalb County Commissioners, courthouse, Auburn. 4 p.m. — Waterloo Cemetery Board, Town Hall. 4:30 p.m. — Waterloo Plan Commission, Town Hall. 6:30 p.m. — St. Joe Town Council, Town Hall. 6:30 p.m. — DeKalb County Sheriff Merit Board, DeKalb County Jail conference room. 7 p.m. — DeKalb Eastern school board, 300 E. Washington St., Butler. The agenda includes consideration of the school calendar. 7 p.m. — Hamilton Community School Corp. board of trustees, Hamilton High School board room, meeting to interview prospective school board applicants. An executive session will take place immediately after the regular meeting to consider applications and make one initial exclusion of prospective appointees from further consideration. 7 p.m. — Butler Board of Works, City Hall, 213 S. Broadway. 7:30 p.m. — Butler City Council, City Hall, 213 S. Broadway.











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AUBURN — The DeKalb County Health Department has announced changes to its Shots for Tots program for 2014 due to new rules in the Vaccine For Children program,

Walk-in clinics have been changed to appointment-only visits. Call the health department 925-2220 to set up an appointment. The child’s shot record must be presented at the visit, and the child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. To qualify, children up to age 18 a must be on Medicaid or Hoosier Healthwise, have no health insurance or have health insurance that does not pay for vaccinations, or be an Alaskan Native or American Indian.

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AUBURN — Donations for the remembrance Tree of Life at DeKalb Health hospital will be accepted through Dec. 31. With a charitable donation to the DeKalb Health Foundation, members of the public may sponsor a light on the Tree of Life as a gift of remembrance. Those making contributions of $25 or more will receive a special keepsake ornament. All proceeds will support

the gift of health and the gift of hope for patients at DeKalb Health. For more information, contact the DeKalb Health Foundation at 920-2048 or foundation@



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McClish Lake Access-Connected to Lake of Woods. Ski 1-4 p.m. LakeQuality-Updated-3 BR-2 BA-Roomy Ranch w/FP-Vaulted CeilingsOpen Floor Plan-Hardwood-Slate-Ceramic-Fenced Yard-Lg Deck-3 Car Garage-3 Corner Lots! MLS#201318517. $134,900. DIRECTIONS: E on 750S from S. Milford-W on 750S from 327/Helmer-N on 1025W/700S to LN 101-W to property.

3-5 BR, 2 full BA! Spacious, nicely remodeled boasts brand new roof, brand new main level BA & kitchen, refrigerator, carpet & ceramic looking flooring throughout, among many other updates. MLS#522696. $79,900. DIRECTIONS: Kendallville: Main St. to Diamond, east to Park, north to Dowling, east to property on north side of street.

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unlawful alcohol concentration, a Class C misdemeanor. He was fined $500 and received one year of probation. His driving license was suspended for 90 days. • Cory Wolfe of the 3900 block of S.R. 8, Auburn, was sentenced to 180 days in jail for operating a vehicle while being a habitual traffic violator, a Class D felony. He was fined $1 and his driving license was suspended for life. • Jeremy Adang of the 1100 block of Elm Street, Fort Wayne, was sentenced to three years of incarceration for resisting law enforcement using a vehicle, a Class D felony, and one year of incarceration for operating a vehicle with an unlawful alcohol concentration, a Class A misdemeanor. The sentences will be served at the same time and are suspended except for one year. He received two years of probation and was fined $1. His driving license was suspended for one year. • Brooke Lafever of the 6500 block of C.R. 19, Auburn, was sentenced to one year of incarceration, all suspended except 60 days, for theft, a Class D felony. The sentence may be served on community corrections if she qualifies. She was


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DeKalb judge sentences 10 for criminal offenses AUBURN — Judge Kevin Wallace sentenced 10 people for criminal offenses during hearings in DeKalb Superior Court I this week. • Bobette T. Roberts of the 4700 block of C.R. 68, Spencerville, received a one-year suspended sentence and one year of probation for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor. She was fined $500. Her driving license was suspended for 90 days. • Lena Collins of the 670 block of East Union Street, Waterloo, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, all suspended except 20 days, for operating a vehicle with an unlawful alcohol concentration, a Class C misdemeanor. She was placed on probation through Dec. 11, 2014, and was fined $500. Her driving license was suspended for 90 days. • Barbara Cousino of the 100 block of South Peters Street, Garrett, was sentenced to 10 days in jail and fined $1 for conversion, a Class A misdemeanor. • Michael Koble of the 7000 block of C.R. 12, Butler, was sentenced to 60 days in jail, all suspended except 96 hours, for operating a vehicle with an


Fort Wayne expected to name new police chief

An extensive forensic analysis conducted at the University of Indianapolis concluded that the 18-year-old died from self-inflicted injuries. Shoemaker was reported missing Aug. 16, 2012 by family members. Shoemaker’s remains were found in September of this year in a woods about 500 yards away from where she was last seen.

FORT WAYNE — A deputy chief at the Fort Wayne Police Department will be named police chief, becoming the first African-American to hold that position, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports. While an announcement hasn’t been officially made, Jonathan Ray, president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League, told WANE-TV that Garry Hamilton will be the city’s next police chief. Hamilton has been with the Fort Wayne Police Department since 1994.

placed on probation through Dec. 11, 2014, and was fined $1. • Benjamin Emerick of Hoagland was sentenced to one year in jail for operating a vehicle while being a habitual traffic violator, a Class A misdemeanor, and three years in jail for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, having a previous conviction, a Class D felony. The sentences will be served at the same time and are suspended except for 270 days. He was placed on probation through Dec. 13, 2016, and was fined $1,000. His driving license was suspended for two years. • Krista Lara of the 10000 block of Old Leo Road, Fort Wayne, was sentenced to one year in jail, all suspended except 60 days, for operating a vehicle while intoxicated, a Class A misdemeanor. She was placed on probation through Dec. 12, 2014, and was fined $500. Her driving license was suspended for 180 days. • Raymond Park of the 600 block of East Union Street, Waterloo, received a 30-day suspended sentence and one year of probation for battery resulting in bodily injury, a Class A misdemeanor. He was fined $1. Each of the defendants also must pay court costs.

Last shoe repair shop closing doors in Elkhart ELKHART (AP) — The only known shoe repair shop in Elkhart County will close at the end of the month. Glen and Shirley Jones bought the business in 1975, competing against six established shops in town. Glen, 78, and Shirley, 72, say they’re ready to retire. “We’ve done this many years,” Shirley told The Elkhart Truth.

Firefighter’s home burns CHURUBUSCO (AP) — Crews from the Churubusco-Smith Township Fire Department had to rush to put out a blaze at the home of their assistant chief. The fire was reported Thursday at the home near Churubusco after assistant chief Kris Bair and his wife smelled smoke and began searching the house. Fire Chief Chris Tomlinson says the flames had spread to the attic and walls by the time crews arrived.

Man gets 100-year sentence for molesting FRANKLIN (AP) — A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 100 years in prison on child molestation and other charges. Dwayne E. Carter, 53, was convicted in August on seven felony counts that include child molesting, sexual misconduct with a minor and possession of child pornography. Authorities say the Franklin man molested two minors on multiple occasions while they were in his home and in his care between 2010 and 2012.

No foul play in death WARSAW — Doctors have determined a Kosciusko County teen who was reported missing in August 2012 and whose remains were discovered in September 2013 was not the victim of foul play, our news partner, NewsChannel 15, reports.

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1526 Dallas St. AUBURN - Nice 3 bedroom ranch home. Remodeled with a new kitchen, bath, windows, roof, floorings, appliances, plumbing, electrical, paint and decor. “Move-in” condition. Possible land contract. 1108 ESSEX – AUBURN Lovely home in the Village of Duesenberg. Fin. bsmt., 4-season room, indoor glass atrium, remodeled kitchen, new appliances. Gas log fireplace. 6 in. wall construction. Oak hardwood in DR, foyer, LR & hallway. Heated ceramic tile in MBA. High eff. furnace, new water softener, 15x16 maintenance-free vinyl deck, cupboards in gar. and many more upgrades. Cathedral ceiling in DR & 4-season room. $239,000.




This home takes you back to a vintage charm. The quaint kitchen/nook area features rough hewn timber accents, ample counter space plus a kitchen island for plenty of work space. Attractive wood floors and built-in corner china cabinet in DR add vintage character as does the fireplace, open staircase and beautiful screened porch. $205,000.

This well-maintained home is situated on 4 city lots with an ample amount of shade. Manufactured home on 4 ft. crawl space. 3 bed/2 bath. Custom blinds & all appliances stay. The 3-1/2 car garage will provide plenty of storage/parking. This property has country feel in this established neighborhood. Enjoy your mornings in the 3-season room and your evenings on the large front porch. $114,900.


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580 MEADOWS LANE – WATERLOO Attractive brick home w/fenced backyard and separate laundry room set it apart from most homes in this price range! House has been very well kept up. 2 closets in the hall for plenty of storage. Peg board wall to keep tools organized in garage. All-electric home, with budget of $148.00 mo., make this an economical, comfortable home to own. $59,900.

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704 N. N Van Buren St. St • Auburn Nothing left to do but move right in! 3 bedroom home, master on main. Brand new kitchen including new cabinets, granite countertops, all new appliances, remodeled bath with jetted tub. All new paint on the interior and exterior, new water heater, 2 new window air conditioners, updated electrical, insulated exterior walls and attic. It’s all been done! MLS#201207091.

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401 N. N Union • Auburn Charming 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on corner lot. This 1,586 sq. ft. ranch is bigger than it looks. Features include tons of cabinet space in kitchen, separate pantry off the breakfast nook, dining room, enclosed porch to meet and greet your guests and a bonus family room with fireplace for all your gatherings. Nice attached garage with screened-in porch out back. MLS#201311765.

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3790 Bellefontaine Rd. Rd • Hamilton Check out this beautifully updated and loaded with character 2-3 BR home! Gorgeous, refinished hardwood floors and open staircase. Roof, water heater, furnace, flooring, most windows, drywall, plaster, kitchen cabinets and countertops, wiring, patio and MORE have ALL been updated in the last 5 years. Cute enclosed front porch makes for a great additional sitting area. Lots of charm and owner’s pride shows throughout the home. MLS#201317172.



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This property has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Home features spacious family room with wood burning fireplace. The three bedrooms are spacious in size, master features an additional wood burning fireplace. The kitchen has great views of the backyard along with nice working space. Appliances are remaining with home. New windows throughout home, along with newer carpet. Three season room would provide great outdoor entertaining area. Two car attached garage with work area. Priced at $92,000.


This is a wonderful country property situated on 11.5 wooded acres. Home features a floor to ceiling brick wood burning fireplace in the family room along with an open staircase. Master bedroom on main level features large window, plant shelf, spacious master bath with double vanity, jetted garden tub, and walk-in shower, and walk-in closet. Additional formal dining room could be used as a den, additional 1/2 bath completes the main level. Upstairs features loft area, 4 bedrooms, one full bath, and new carpet. Priced at $264,900.

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Great location! This property is located on a quiet street, spacious lot with large mature trees with easy access to Auburn or Fort Wayne. Home features 3 bedrooms, spacious family room and plenty of storage. Eat-in kitchen, with large walk-in pantry, plenty of oak cabinets for storage, and appliances are remaining with home. Master bedroom is on main level with large attached bath. Home features many updates. Reduced to $79,900.

This 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 story home has lots of great features. Kitchen has lots of storage and counter space with beautiful cabinets; refrigerator, range, washer and dryer remain with home. Hardwood floors throughout main level of home. Three large bedrooms all with walk-in closets. Large den space on main level could be used as a den or a 4th bedroom. Full finished basement with a bar features plenty of space to entertain. Reduced to $133,000.





517 Beech St. St • Butler Great 4 bedroom, 2 bath home, newer carpets, paint, light fixtures, and roof. Move right in. Large privacy fenced backyard, with pergola over patio, gas heat, central air. Convenient location close to Eastside Jr./Sr. High School. Low property taxes. MLS#201310669.

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605 N. PETERS – GARRETT Very economical, comfortable 3 BD 1 BA ranch! This home is conveniently located on the north side of Garrett - easy to Fort Wayne or Auburn. New laminate flooring in kitchen, laundry, LR, hall, BA and one BD. New BA vanity. New large deck and fenced yard. Taxes with a homestead and mortgage exemption are $299.00 per year. All this makes for a great easy living home! $77,500.


5464 COUNTY ROAD 427, AUBURN Very affordable home situated on 1 acre with a beautiful setting. Larger than it looks, country living with the advantages of city utilities. Nice tree-covered lot. Home features 1,440 sq. ft. of spaciousness, 2 BD, nice sized kit. & LR. Utility shed included for extra storage. A great price for this charming home. $69,900.

ANGOLA - Immaculate 3 bedroom country ranch home completely remodeled inside and out. New roof, siding, windows, hickory kitchen, bath, electrical and plumbing. All new appliances included. Large heated garage. 1 acre with great views.

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409 S. S Indiana • Auburn

Attractive 3 BR ranch in a pleasant neighborhood. Bankowned. Needs some cosmetics. Spacious kitchen and nice layout. Huge backyard and attached garage with extra wide driveway for parking. MLS#201318287.

This 2+ bedroom, 2 story home is close to McKenney-Harrison Elementary school. Features 1.5 baths, replaced windows, GFA and CA are 3 years old. Large detached garage with alley access. MLS#201311873.


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211 Kingswood • Kendallville

112 E. E Madison St. St • Auburn

Attractive and completely refreshed throughout! What a great home for starting out or slowing down. All new flooring, paint, fixtures, window treatments, etc. All brand new appliances in the eat-in kitchen. Close to YMCA, Bixler Lake and schools. MLS#201212442.

This 3 BR, 1 BA home offers an updated kitchen and a very large fenced-in backyard, perfect for entertaining! You’re only steps away from Reike Park walkway, bike path and golf course. This home could be transformed into your own with a little TLC. MLS#201316983.

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This property is perfect for the outdoorsman! 10 acres of property, great for deer and turkey hunting. Mature trees, approved building site. Property has been cleared for camping and 4 wheeler trails. 30’ Jayco camper with slide out, kitchen, awning, in excellent condition remains with property. Additional outbuildings include 20x12 carport and a 10x12 storage shed. Electricity is on site. Reduced $79,500.

15310 GRABILL ROAD, GRABILL Great property on 2.5 acres outside of Grabill! Property has 3 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a large open floor plan. Kitchen has Corian counters, custom maple cabinets, and pullout drawers in pantry, tons of counter and storage space. Home has a full walkout basement. Property has a 36x80 detached garage with an office space above, complete with kitchenette. A portion of the detached garage is set up as a kennel for adult dogs and nursery for puppies. Reduced to $264,500.


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Large commercial building in downtown Butler. Property has over 5,800 square feet of retail space. Large storage area upstairs and additional storage area in back of store. Property has 2 finished apartments upstairs with separate entrance. Drastically reduced to $22,000.

This home is over 2,000 square feet situated on a large lot and quiet street. Home has 3 bedrooms and plenty of living space. Large eat-in kitchen with appliances, custom Grabill cabinets and extra counter space, leading to the large screened-in porch. Formal dining and living room, 14x20 family room with a beautiful full wall of brick surrounding the wood burning fireplace. Price reduced to $127,500.




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LAGRANGE — Linda S. Newman, 65, of LaGrange, Ind., died Thursday, December 12, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in LaGrange, Ind. Linda was born on February Mrs. Newman 6, 1948, in Fort Wayne, Ind., to Zebulon and Dorothy Marie (McMana) Wise. Living most of her lifetime in LaGrange County, she had worked as a dishwasher at several restaurants in LaGrange County. She was a volunteer with ARK Animal Shelter in LaGrange County and at Parkview LaGrange Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in LaGrange, Ind., and was a member of the choir. Linda loved to sing and sang with many choirs in the area and loved doing karaoke. On November 24, 1979, in Sturgis, Mich., she married Danny C. Newman; he survives in LaGrange, Ind. Also surviving are two brothers, Harry Wise of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Perry Wise of Florida; a foster sister, Sandy Hensler of Fort Wayne, Ind.; a foster brother, Danny Hively of Fort Wayne, Ind.; and several half and stepsisters and stepbrothers. Linda was preceded in death by a son, Danny Ray Newman, on June 9, 1982; her parents, Zebulon and Dorothy Marie Wise; her stepmother, Rosanna (Fry) Wise; her foster parents, Richard and Ruth Ann Hively; and four brothers, Larry, Jerry, Terry, and Gary Wise. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 797 N. Detroit St., LaGrange, Ind., with the Revs. Sandra Hutchens and Thomas McShannock officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in LaGrange, Ind. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 15, 2013, from 2-6 p.m. at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. Memorials may be made to Mt. Zion Lutheran Church or American Cancer Society. Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange, Ind., is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be left at www.fruripmayfuneral

HUDSON — Ronald “Red” Alwood, 74, of Hudson died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Mr. Alwood was previously employed Mr. Alwood at Potter Motors, Ball Brass and Aluminum Foundry, Bastian Plating Company and then retired from Ashley Industrial Molding. He attended the Faith Baptist Church in Angola. He was born Sept. 29, 1939, in Troy Township, DeKalb County, Indiana, to Guy C. and Rozella (Mercer) Alwood. He married Martha Jane Millhouse on Oct. 8, 1967, in Hillsdale, Mich., and she preceded him in death. Surviving are a son, Ronald Lee Alwood of Columbia City; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald L. and Colleen Alwood of Auburn; one sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Gene Link of Auburn; and a brother-in-law, Phil Banta of Auburn. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and two sisters, Carolyn Shannon and Jeannette Banta. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with Tom Wilcoxson officiating. Burial will be in Eddy Cemetery in rural Hamilton. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the Faith Baptist Church in Angola. To send condolences, visit www.fellerandclark. com.

KENDALLVILLE — Willard “Willie” Stephens, 79, of Kendallville and formerly of Waterloo, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville. Mr. Stephens worked for Messenger Corp. for 34 years before his retirement in 2009. During that same time, he also worked for a number of years at Ben Davis Chevrolet. He was a member of Philadelphia Church of God in Elkhart, Ind. He was born July 12, 1934, in Hueysville, Ky., to Warnie and Cora (Patton) Stephens. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Ricky Lynn and Faye Stephens of Hamilton; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and six sisters and three brothers, Clint (Jeanie) Stephens of Waterloo, Grover Stephens of Corunna, Gary (Kerry) Stephens of Quincy, Mich., Susie Miller of Mishawaka, Melba Miller of South Milford, Herma (Duane) Tuttle of Auburn, Kay (Carl) Clark of Hicksville, Ohio, Brenda (Beckham) Davidson of Auburn and Carla (Rob) Blech of Coldwater, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Bertha Vanderpool, Edna Lucas, Athna Gamble and Karen Stephens; and three brothers, Henry Stephens, Cletis Stephens and Clayton Stephens. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo. Burial will be in Corunna Cemetery, Corunna. Visitation will be Monday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are to DeKalb County Relay for Life. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark. com.

ANGOLA — Patrick W. “Pat” Lieby Sr., 56, of Angola, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A graveside service will be held at Mr. Lieby Sunset View Cemetery in Jonesville, Mich., at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, 2013, with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater, Mich. Pat was born on May 12, 1957, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, to David Bates and Roselie Parsons. He was raised by his adoptive parents, Lester “Wayne” and Mary R. (Cradock) Lieby. He grew up in Jonesville and graduated from high school there in 1976. He married Beverley J. Vanover that same year on June 26 in Reading, Mich. They lived in Coldwater much of their life, but lived in Angola, Ind., since 1995. Pat has worked at M.I.C. in Fremont, Ind., for the past several years. Pat was proud to be a member of the Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians. He was a huge Ohio State fan and was an avid bird fancier. He was always making people laugh and will be remembered by his family for being a great man, husband and father. Mr. Lieby is survived by his wife of 37 years, Beverley Lieby; his children, Angel Lieby and P.J. (April) Lieby of Coldwater, and Levi (Karen) Lieby of Allen Park; his mother, Roselie Parsons of Mt. Pleasant; his brothers, Eric (Deb) Lieby of Carson City, and Dirk Parsons and Andy Parsons of Mt. Pleasant; his sisters, Darla Lieby of Jonesville, Nancy Schaffer of Michigan and Sandy (Max) Russel of Florida; his grandchildren, Shane, Yvonne, Tucker, Annistin, Chase and Garrett; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his birth father; his adoptive parents; his grandparents; and his brother, Michael Bates. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the funeral home to help with final expenses. To send online condolences go to www.

HOMER, Mich. — Phyllis Jeanette Nelson, 93, of Homer died on Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Arbor Manor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Spring Arbor. Mrs. Nelson was born in Hamilton, Mrs. Nelson Indiana, to Eugene and Mary (Miller) Till. She graduated from Hamilton High School. On November 23, 1939, she married Kenneth Nelson. He preceded her in death. Mrs. Nelson was a homemaker for several years staying home and raising her family. She also worked as a sales person for Falconer’s Clothing store in Homer and was a school bus driver for Homer Community Schools. Mrs. Nelson was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Homer where she belonged to the Mary Martha Circle. She also was a life member of the Homer VFW Auxiliary. Mrs. Nelson enjoyed playing bridge, gardening and canning. Her favorite hobby was cooking and baking. She would always be willing to make a pie for any type of function. She is survived by her daughters, Sherry (Jim) Boyd of Homer and Merry (Louie) Mattia of Fremont, Ind.; four grandchildren, Bryan (Nicole) Boyd and Eric Boyd, all of Homer, Nicholas (Jess) Mattia of Savannah, Ga., and Jessica (Brian) Colborn of Annapolis, Md. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Korrine Boyd, Alyssa Boyd, Brody Mattia, Weston Mattia and Delaney Colborn; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three sisters, and a brother. Family will gather with friends at the First Presbyterian Church of Homer on Saturday, December 21, 2013, from noon to 1 p.m. A memorial service celebrating her life will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church of Homer with the Rev. Timothy Marvil officiating. A private interment will take place at Fairview Cemetery at Homer at a later date. Memorial contributions are requested to the First Presbyterian Church of Homer or to the Homer VFW Auxiliary. Assistance with memorials is available at the Kempf Funeral Home in Marshall. Leave a personal message for the family and sign the online guest book at www.

FORT WAYNE — Larry E. Stuckey aka Larry Custer Jr., 45, of Fort Wayne died Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. There are no services scheduled. Advantage Funeral and Cremation Services in Fort Wayne is in charge of arrangements.

Virginia Wilbur AUBURN — Virginia Wilbur, 93, of Auburn died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at DeKalb Health in Auburn. Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with Pastor Doug Thomas officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials are to the Auburn Church of the Nazarene. A full obituary will appear in Sunday’s edition.

DeAnne Lehl TOPEKA — DeAnne Mead Lehl, 83, of Topeka died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at her home. Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at New Life Fellowship, 2755 S.R. 5, Topeka. Burial will be in Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, Ore. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorials are to Parkview LaGrange Hospital or New Life Fellowship Youth Mission. Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville is in charge of arrangements.

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Norman Benson AUBURN — Norman E. Benson, 75, of Auburn died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn. No services are planned at this time. Feller and Clark Funeral Home in Auburn is in charge of arrangements.

Daryl Melchi FORT WAYNE — Daryl Melchi, 46, of Fort Wayne died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home in Fort Wayne. Services are pending with Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

Dennis Becker HUDSON — Dennis R. Becker, 64, of Hudson died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hite Funeral Home in Kendallville.

James Kruse KENDALLVILLE — James A. Kruse, 70, died Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at the Hospice Home, Fort Wayne. Arrangements are pending at Hite Funeral Home, Kendallville.

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Church to offer financial classes Financial Peace University classes begin Jan. 19 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — More than two million families have positively changed their financial future through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Updated in summer 2012, the now nine-week course provides families and individuals with practical tools to gain control of their finances and set themselves up for long-term financial success. The course meets once a week where a different lesson is taught on DVD, followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing. FPU will be held in Auburn at Dayspring Community Church, 2305 N. Indiana Ave. The class will begin Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at 2 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Jerry Gill at 925-4599. Since its inception in 1994 FPU has helped more than 1.5 million families positively change their financial futures, a news release from the church said. Through commonsense principles and small-group accountability, FPU aims to give people the tools they need to change their behavior and succeed financially. On average, families who complete FPU pay off

$5,300 and save $2,700 in the first 90 days. Following the class, nearly 94 percent of those families budget regularly. “FPU will not only transform the way you handle money, but also your marriage and other areas of your life,” Ramsey said in a news release. “This isn’t a boring financial class. We make learning about money fun and easy to understand so people in every situation can benefit from the information.” Ramsey knows first-hand the pain that financial stress can cause. After creating a net worth of more than a million dollars by age 26, he quickly lost it all. Since then, Ramsey has helped families and individuals across the country learn how to get control of their finances and avoid debt so they don’t have to experience the same pain he did. FPU lessons also include guest speakers Rachel Cruze, speaker and daughter of Dave Ramsey; Jon Acuff, author of Wall Street Journal best-seller “Quitter” and popular blog Stuff Christians Like; and Chris Hogan, counselor and speaker for the Dave Ramsey organization. The revised FPU will be offered through churches and community centers. After purchasing a membership each participant receives a workbook, “Dave Ramsey’s Complete Guide to Money,” an envelope system and an audio CD library. Participants will also have access to budgeting forms and MP3s of all the lessons.

Weddings In Color • The Star prints color wedding photos with wedding stories free of charge the first Sunday of every month. You can submit your announcement online at At the top of the home page, under Share News, there are links to wedding forms. You may also send your information by mail to The Star, c/o Kathryn Bassett, 118 W. Ninth St., Auburn, IN 46706. If sending a photo by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped

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Stockings for Christmas Children from the Tuesday Kids in the Neighborhood program at the Auburn Presbyterian Church filled 50 Christmas stockings for the Auburn Christmas Bureau.

This was the group’s annual community service project for children less fortunate.

Area Activities • Today Visit Santa’s Chalet: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet with Santa at Courtyard Park. Downtown Auburn. Fill Santa’s Bag: 3-5 p.m. Accepting toy and food donations for area needy families. Donations will receive a free chili dinner. Donations will be distributed through an outreach ministry at County Line Church of God. Auburn Massage & Wellness Center, 115 W. Fifth St., Auburn. Festival of Lights: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. General seating is free. Reserved seating is $5. For ticket information, call 925-2006. Lakewood Park Baptist Church, 5555 C.R. 29, Auburn.

Live Drive-Thru Nativity: 6-8 p.m. Experience a live nativity scene. Trinity Lutheran Church, 1801 N. Main St., Auburn.

Dramatic Society Production of “A Christmas Carol.” For reservations call 419-6366400. Bryan Little Theatre, 208 W. Butler St., Bryan, Ohio.

Christmas Walk: 6-8 p.m. Lights, sounds and scenes of Christmas. Cost is $2 per person, or $1 with donation of nonperishable food item. Eckhart Park, 1500 S. Cedar St.

Sunday, Dec. 15 Bingo: 5 p.m. American Legion Post 97, 1729 Sprott St., Auburn. Christmas Walk: 6-8 p.m. Lights, sounds and scenes of Christmas. Cost is $2 per person, or $1 with donation of nonperishable food item. Eckhart Park, 1500 S. Cedar St., Auburn.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after winning lopsided House approval, bipartisan legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and reduce economy-rattling budget brinkmanship appears likely to command the 60 votes necessary to clear the Senate, officials in both parties said Friday. Yet unlike in the House, significantly more Senate Republicans are expected to oppose the legislation than vote for it, highlighting the different political forces at work at opposite ends of the Capitol. Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced a test vote for Tuesday on the measure, which cleared the House on an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 332-94. The Veterans of Foreign Wars joined the ranks of the bill’s opponents during the day, citing a provision to reduce cost of living increases for military retirees until they reach age 62. The result could mean “a cumulative loss in retirement income of $80,000” for a sergeant first class who retires at age 40, the group said. “Although Iraq is over and the war in Afghanistan is winding down, we can’t allow Congress to dismantle the programs they created over the past 12 years,” said William A. Thien, the VFW’s national commander. A short while later, Republican Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Roger Wicker of Mississippi and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said they would oppose the measure unless the provision was changed. They said a 42-year-old sergeant first

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SHOT: Other schools in area placed on lockdown FROM PAGE A1

school, the sheriff said. The bomb squad was investigating the device. Within 20 minutes of the first report of a gunman, officers found the suspect’s body inside the school, Robinson said. Several other Denverarea school districts went into lockdown as reports of the shooting spread. Police as far away as Fort Collins, about a two-hour drive north, stepped up school security. Arapahoe High students were seen walking toward the school’s running track with their hands in the air, and television footage showed students being patted down. Robinson said deputies wanted to make sure there were no other conspirators. Authorities later concluded that the gunman had acted alone. Nearby neighborhoods were jammed with cars as parents sought out their children. Some parents stood in long lines at a church. One young girl who was barefoot embraced her parents, and the family began to cry. The shooting came a day before the anniversary of the Newtown, Conn., attack in which a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Arapahoe High stands just 8 miles east of Columbine High School in Littleton, where two teenage shooters killed 12 classmates and a teacher before killing themselves in 1999. The practice of sending law enforcement directly into an active shooting, as was done Friday, was a tactic that developed in response to the Columbine shooting. Since Columbine, Colorado has endured other mass shootings, including



Students comfort each other outside of Arapahoe High School after a shooting on the campus in Centennial, Colo., on Friday.

the killing of 12 people in a movie theater in nearby Aurora in 2012. But it was not until after the Newtown massacre that state lawmakers moved to enact stricter gun-control laws. Two Democratic lawmakers were recalled from office earlier this year for backing the laws, and a third recently resigned to avoid a recall election. The district attorney prosecuting the theater shooting, George Brauchler, lives near the high school. At a news conference, he urged anyone who needed help to call a counseling service and gave out a phone number. Tracy Monroe, who had step-siblings who attended Columbine, was standing outside Arapahoe High on Friday looking at her phone,

reading text messages from her 15-year-old daughter inside. Monroe said she got the first text from her daughter, sophomore Jade Stanton, at 12:41 p.m. The text read, “There’s sirens. It’s real. I love you.” A few minutes later, Jade texted “shots were fired in our school.” Monroe rushed to the school and was relieved when Jade texted that a police officer entered her classroom and she was safe. After hearing three shots, freshman Colton Powers said everyone “ran to the corner of the room and turned off the lights and locked the door and just waited, hoped for the best. A lot of people, I couldn’t see, but they were crying. I was scared.”

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence said Friday he has high hopes that his proposed elimination of Indiana’s business personal property tax will create more jobs, but he has few answers on how he’ll secure the $1 billion cut. Pence said business leaders across the state have told him eliminating the tax would be one of the best ways to create jobs. The tax is levied on business equipment and accounts for a large portion of local tax collections. “I acknowledge there have been voices in opposition to phasing out the business personal property tax,” Pence said. But “what I have heard is people advocating, within a broad range of tax options, that this is actually a good idea in a state where we have such a strong manufacturing economy.”





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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman voted in favor of a budget agreement that passed Thursday by a vote of 332-94 in the House of Representatives. “While this bipartisan agreement isn’t perfect, it stops President Obama’s dangerous habit of governing from one budget crisis to the next,” Stutzman said in a statement released after the vote. “Each of the president’s manufactured crises brought new calls for more Stutzman taxes and higher spending, and that’s exactly what I’m working to prevent.” He added, “This is by no means a permanent solution, but it does give Congress an opportunity to cut our debt, end ObamaCare’s pain, and lower taxes for families and businesses.” class retiring after 20 years would lose about $72,000 in income. Overall, the legislation erases a total of $63 billion in across-the-board cuts in the next two budget years, and specifies $85 billion in savings over a decade, including the one relating to military retirement. The result is a net $23 billion cut in deficits through 2023, although critics argue the spending increases will happen first, and many of the savings years later, if at all. By raising spending levels, the bill is also designed to eliminate the threat of another budget shutdown like the one this fall. Senate supporters will need 60 votes to advance the bill, and even some opponents predicted that was likely to happen. “My sense is that the procedural issues could be overcome and there could be just” a yes or no vote, said Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., who added he intends to

oppose the measure because it increases spending. He said unnamed Republicans have held private discussions on handling the legislation, but did not say if the leadership was involved. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., also told reporters he will join in making sure the measure gets 60 votes needed to advance to a final vote, even though he is inclined to oppose the bill on final passage. Speaking privately, several GOP congressional aides said most if not all rank-and-file Republicans were strongly inclined to oppose the legislation, in part because it would raise spending in the short-term in exchange for longer-range savings they say may not materialize. Tea party-aligned groups and challengers they are supporting in primaries against incumbent Republicans appear poised to turn lawmakers’ support for the agreement into a campaign issue.

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The elimination of the personal property tax is at the center of a second-year agenda broadly focused on jobs and education. Pence delivered the core proposal in a speech last week and has slowly been rolling out more specifics in events across the state before lawmakers return for their 2014 session. Pence has been careful not to call the elimination of the tax a “cut”, instead labelling it “reform” and has said he would like to find a way to replace those lost tax dollars. He has also said he would phase out the tax over time, but he has not said how long. Local leaders and groups representing the state’s cities and towns have come out against the proposal, saying it would be too big a hit for local governments already stretched too thin. “The complete giveaway

of personal property AV (assessed value) does not guarantee job creation. I doubt fast food restaurants or liquor stores will hire more people because they are no longer taxed on their personal property,” said David Bottorff, executive director of the Association of Indiana Counties. Instead, the state should consider reimbursing companies the cost of the property tax, and any new jobs created would result in greater income tax collections to make up for the lost state dollars, he said. One Pence opponent, Democratic candidate for state auditor Mike Claytor, said earlier this week that the move could potentially jeopardize economic development projects. The personal property tax is used in part to finance tax increment finance bonds used by many local governments to pay for projects.

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tracks, and it was on the pedestrian crossing and had not fallen off the edge, the investigators said. A test showed no evidence of alcohol or drugs in the train engineer’s blood, the investigators said. The westbound freight train was 10,000 feet long and traveling 59 mph. It takes about a mile for a train of that length and moving that fast to come to a stop, according to Waters. The train stopped with the lead engine nearing the S.R. 3 bypass at the west edge of Kendallville. Locking up the train’s brakes could have led to a derailment, Wiley said. “It was an unfortunate situation,” said Wiley. “We don’t know why he stopped on the crossing.”



False interpreter may have faced murder charge JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s government was confronted Friday with a new and chilling allegation about the bogus sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial: He was reportedly accused of murder 10 years ago. Officials said they were investigating the revelation by the national eNCA TV news station. But they were unable, or unwilling, to explain why a man who says he is schizophrenic with violent tendencies was allowed to get within arm’s length of President Barack Obama and other world leaders. Investigators probing Thamsanqa Jantjie “will

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FRIDAY’S GAMES INDIANA ....................................99 CHARLOTTE ...........................94 DETROIT.................................103 BROOKLYN .............................99 CHICAGO..................................91 MILWAUKEE ...........................90

MONROE — Garrett didn’t look like the unbeaten juggernaut it has been this season, the one that’s won games by 25 points and is ranked No. 7 in Class 3A. It played lethargic, sloppy offense and struggled to make shots against Adams Central Friday night. And yet, the Railroaders routed Adams Central by 38 points in a how’d-they-do-that 72-34 win that moves their record to 8-0. The Jets dropped to 1-6 with the loss. “We never come here and play well,” said Garrett coach Bob Lapadot. “We scored 72 points but I just felt like we gave a lot of

stuff away. I’m never going to be happy, I guess, but it was tough.” Lapadot said ahead of the game he warned his team of the Railroaders’ history of bad play inside Adams Central’s pavilionstyle gymnasium, Dawson and told them to focus on playing smart and organized basketball. It took a while for the message to sink in. Even in pulling out to a 15-3 first-quarter lead, Garrett could have doubled that output with aggressive play and efficient shots.

The Railroaders missed from mid-range and close range despite snaking around defenders at will. By halftime, Garrett led 31-15 as its fans became frustrated with the lack of aggressiveness. As the Railroaders warmed up before Wisel the start of the second half, several fans yelled down and challenged the team to shoot. They responded with 18 points in the third quarter and 23 in the fourth with efficient shooting and hard moves to the basket,

especially in transition, to pull away comfortably from the Jets. “We knew what they could do and we still came out flat,” said Lapadot. “I can make excuses forever, but we just didn’t do enough and I didn’t do a good job of getting them ready. That’s my fault, and we’ll come back and we’d better never do that again.” All told, Garrett shot 54 percent from the field. Star Brandi Dawson led all scorers with 21 points, with Kaitlin Wisel adding 14. Lapadot praised the leadership and play of seniors Wisel and Dawson. Sophomore Taylor Smith scored 10 and freshman Drue Bodey came off the bench to score SEE GARRETT, PAGE B2

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Barons perfect in NHC DeKalb defeats conference foe Carroll, 54-49 BY PHIL FRIEND

WATERLOO — On a night when the DeKalb girls basketball team may not have been playing at its best, the Barons found a way to put things together Friday night against Carroll. The Chargers took their first lead of the game with 6:21 left, but the Barons — powered by the senior trio of Baylee Rinehart, Brooke Leins and Hayley Martin, along with junior Rachel Ehmke — took back control of the game and eventually hung on for a 54-49 Northeast Hoosier Conference victory. DeKalb (5-2, 2-0 NHC) certainly didn’t make it look pretty at times, as Carroll’s (1-7, 0-2 NHC) defense forced the Barons into 27 turnovers, but there is no such thing as a bad win. “They’re all competitors. When





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I went in the locker room, it looked like we had just lost. They weren’t happy with their play, but you don’t take winning for granted,” said DeKalb coach Nick David. “It was ugly. We can’t advance in the tournament playing that way, but we realized (Friday night) big people can hit big shots when we need it. It was a tough conference win.” Carroll’s Emily Catanzarite hit a 3-pointer to give Carroll a 42-41 lead with 6:21 to go, and the two teams swapped leads for the next two minutes, with Leins putting DeKalb in front with a baseline jumper, Carroll’s Madison Peterson coming back with a lay-up and Rinehart hitting a 3-pointer to put the Barons in front at 46-44 with 4:34 remaining. Carroll’s Jacqueline Quade followed with a basket to knot it up at 46-all, but the Barons took over from there. Leins scored with 3:24 left for a 48-46 advantage, and a little more than a minute later, Ehmke nailed a 3-pointer from the corner to make it 51-46 with 2:17 to go. “That’s what I want Brooke



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job.” Following a basket by Martin, Carroll once again make things interesting, getting a Catanzarite free throw and a lay-up from Beth Schaffer to cut the lead to 53-49 with 21.1 seconds left. Schaffer was fouled on the shot, but missed the ensuing free throw to end the threat. “We just had to stick together,” Leins said. “When you make a turnover, you’ve got to look back at each other, count on your teammates and pick each other up.” Rinehart was a shooting machine for the Barons, hitting five 3-pointers to lead all scores with 22 points on 7 of 14 shooting. Rinehart also chipped in six rebounds, three steals and two assists. Leins was also in double figures with 12 points and did a little bit of everything Friday night, adding six rebounds, five assists and five steals. “As a senior, you’ve got to step up. We’ve got other people that step up too, and we’ve just got to work together as a team,” Leins said. In her first game on the court following a six-game


DeKalb senior Baylee Rinehart, right, shoots a 3-pointer as a Carroll defender races to challenge the shot. Rinehart made five 3-pointers as the Barons defeated Carroll, 54-49.

suspension, Martin — DeKalb’s top scorer and rebounder last year — came off the bench to contribute eight points, eight rebounds and three blocks. “Hayley’s been with us in practice, but the game’s a little different situation than in practice,” David said. “Hayley definitely changed the game. Three blocks, big rebounds. Offensively, she’ll get

going. It’s going to take some time to get her wind, but it’s a process.” DeKalb played without senior starting forward Kendall Kelley. Kelley injured her ankle and will be getting an X-ray to determine whether it’s a sprain or a fracture. “When you have people go down, you have to have people step up,” David said. Ehmke finished with six

points and five rebounds, Skylar Ostrowki had four points and five rebounds, and Maddy Fifer had two points. Peterson led Carroll with 16 points and six rebounds. Catanzarite and Sarah Stillwell were also in double figures with 10 points. It’s DeKalb’s second straight win after losing to Leo on Dec. 3. “We just work hard in practice. We just know what we’ve got to work on and we’ve got to bounce back if we want to make a run,” Leins said. Carroll 38, DeKalb JV 32 Carroll won the junior varsity game, 38-32. Marisa Robinett led the Barons with 12 points. Alyson Noye had 11 points, Libbie Koeppe had four points, Jade Bollet had three points and Cheyanne Schuller had two points. Carroll 37, DeKalb freshmen 10 Carroll routed DeKalb, 37-10, in the freshman game. For DeKalb, Kaitlyn Rieke and Jessica Schamper both scored three points, Jordan Whan had two points and Mikalyn Doty and Madison Van Horn had one point each.

Pacers top Bobcats to stay perfect at home INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An off night from Paul George wasn’t enough to derail the Indiana Pacers. Lance Stephenson had 20 points and 11 rebounds and center Roy Hibbert added 18 points and 11 boards to help Indiana overcome an off night from George to improve their franchise-record home start to 11-0 with a 99-94 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. “I think he was in the flow for most of the game,” Pacers coach Frank Vogel said of Stephenson. “Lance has great will, too. Lance made sure we had energy at both ends of the floor.” George, who entered the contest averaging 24.7 points a game, finished with 10 points on 2-of-12

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shooting for Indiana (20-3). The 23 games are the fewest the Pacers have needed to reach 20 wins in franchise history, beating the old mark set when they started 20-7 in 2003-04. That team finished 61-21, best in franchise history. Al Jefferson had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Bobcats (10-13), who extended their losing streak in Indiana to eight games. Charlotte hasn’t won on the Pacers’ home court since Nov. 28, 2008. Stephenson added seven assists and David West scored 14 points, George Hill had 13 and Luis Scola 11 for Indiana (20-3). Rasual Butler, playing his most significant minutes (23:47) of the season, scored eight

points on 3-of-5 shooting. “That’s a good win against a good team that we have respect for,” Vogel said. “We understood this would be a battle of a game and it was.” The Pacers led 56-55 at halftime in their first game since defeating the two-time defending champion Miami Heat on Wednesday night in a rematch of last season’s Eastern Conference Finals. They trailed by 90-89 after Gerald Henderson sank a 15-foot jump shot with 5:17 left in the fourth quarter, but Stephenson’s layup made it 91-90 with 4:18 to play. Indiana never trailed again though it was tight until the end. “We had them where we wanted,” Jefferson said.

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1. DeKalb at Norwell, Fri. 2. Columbia City at East Noble, Fri. 3. Lakewood Park at Fremont, Thurs. 4. Westview at Angola, Fri. 5. Eastside at Lakeland, Fri. 6. Central Noble at West Noble, Fri. 7. Fairfield at Hamilton, Fri. 8. Leo at Garrett, Fri. 9. Churubusco at Prairie Heights, Fri. 10. DeKalb at Bishop Dwenger, Sat.

11. Lakewood Park at Concordia, Sat. 12. Nicholls State at Indiana, Fri. 13. Trine at Wabash, Sat. 14. Eastern Illinois at IPFW, Sat. 15. Ball State at Southern Illinois, Sat. 16. Michigan State at Texas, Sat. 17. Notre Dame at Ohio State, Sat. 18. Stanford at Michigan, Sat. 19. Purdue at West Virginia, Sat. 20. Kennesaw State at Indiana, Sun.

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“We didn’t do a great job getting back on defense. We played a heck of a game. We had a chance there at the end to be exactly where we wanted to against a good team. We were right there.” Jefferson scored on a layup with 2:14 to pull Charlotte within 96-94, but two free throws by Hill and another by George with 8.1 seconds left sealed the victory. “They made a couple of free throws and got it up to a five-point game, but we were right there with them,” Bobcats guard Gerald Henderson said. “They’re a good defensive team. They are a team that doesn’t let you get to the rim. So we tried to drag them out to the perimeter and then attack against them.”


GARRETT: Railroaders hold Jets to 26 percent shooting from field FROM PAGE B1

seven points. The Railroaders shined on the defensive end. Garrett outrebounded Adams Central 37-22, with Dawson pulling down 16 herself, and held the Jets to 26 percent shooting with up-closeand-personal bothersome defense. Adams Central’s 34 points was its lowest output of the season. “We do a good job of understanding the scouting report, knowing what they can do, and reacting to the things that aren’t in

the scouting report,” said Lapadot. “We may get beat once, but very seldom do we get beat twice. We’ve got good senior leadership, good communication.” Lapadot raised concern with the amount of fouls his team committed, saying it must move better and avoid those calls. The Railroaders committed 18 fouls and gave Adams Central eight points on 18 foul shots in the game. The Jets were led by senior Abby Busse’s nine points. Briona Case scored eight points.

BLAZERS: Minehart leads way with 24 points, 14 rebounds FROM PAGE A1

Eastside (0-7 overall, 0-4 NECC) came out in a trapping defense that slowed Prairie Heights initially. Once the Panthers solved it and got the ball across half-court, Kain went around the perimeter with three bombs in the opening quarter as the hosts led 12-6 after one. The Blazers forged a 12-12 tie in the second following slashing scores by Kaci Shook and Brianna Moore and score in the paint by Maddy Minehart, but the Panthers scored the next seven, including another Kain bomb. After Eastside’s Moore scored from the lane, Carbone scored all eight points in the Panthers’ 8-0 run. Later, teammate Rene Lewis got in on the three-ball show with one from the wing, and Kain hit two free throws as Prairie Heights led 32-18 at halftime. The Panthers finished the game making 26-of-60 field goal tries (43 percent) and 7-of-16 (44 percent) beyond the arc. The Blazers were 18-of-49 (37 percent) from the field and 1-of-6 (17 percent) from three-point range. Lewis would finish with eight points and four steals. Haley Kleeberg contributed six rebounds and four points, Saige Dunafin added four assists, and Alicia Beechy had six points and three assists. Eastside got 24 points and

14 rebounds from Minehart. Ward added eight points and six rebounds. Blazer coach Shane Conwell declined comment after the game. Eastside hosts Lakewood Park Tuesday. Prairie Heights is at Churubusco Saturday. Eastside JV 36, Prairie Heights 19 Emma Moughler had eight points and Casey Whitman added seven to lead Eastside to the victory. All seven Blazer players figured in the scoring. Jordon LeMay had eight points and Terris Elkins had six for Prairie Heights. Prairie Heights 68, Eastside 46 Eastside Players fg-fga ft-fta pts reb ast stl Moore g 3-12 0-0 6 1 0 1 Shook g 1-3 2-4 4 1 2 3 Crager g 0-2 0-0 0 2 3 0 Ward f 4-7 0-0 8 6 1 4 Minehart f 9-19 6-7 24 14 0 0 Moughler 1-2 1-4 4 2 2 2 Yoder 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 0 Steffen 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 2 Whitman 0-1 0-2 0 3 1 0 Totals 18-49 9-19 46 29 11 12 Prairie Heights Players fg-fga ft-fta pts reb ast stl Kain g 7-12 3-4 22 3 1 4 Dunafin g 0-10 0-0 0 1 4 2 Carbone f 11-16 4-4 26 13 2 2 Lewis f 3-7 0-0 8 2 3 4 HlyKleeberg c 2-7 0-0 4 6 0 2 Beechy 2-5 2-3 6 2 3 2 HavKleeberg 1-1 0-0 2 4 0 0 Elkins 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 Penick 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0 LeMay 0-1 0-0 0 2 0 0 Totals 26-60 9-11 68 35 13 16 Eastside 6 12 9 19 — 46 Prairie Heights 12 20 21 15 — 68 Three-point shooting — Eastside 1-6 (Moughler 1-2, Crager 0-1, Shook 0-1, Ward 0-1, Yoder 0-1), Prairie Heights 7-12 (Kain 5-6, Lewis 2-5, Beechy 0-1, Dunafin 0-4). Team rebounds — Eastside 3, Prairie Heights 4. Fouled out — none. Total fouls — Eastside 15, Prairie Heights 16. Turnovers — Eastside 26, Prairie Heights 22.

Ganassi hires Briscoe to drive fourth car INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Briscoe kept waiting for a full-time IndyCar opening. He finally got his wish — with the series’ top team. The former Indianapolis 500 pole winner was hired by Chip Ganassi on Friday as the fourth driver on the series’ most dominant team and just eight days after Briscoe and his wife welcomed a new baby girl, Finley. Briscoe will fill the vacancy left by Dario Franchitti’s retirement. “Nope, there’s nothing left on my Christmas list,” Briscoe said with a laugh after the three-year deal was announced. “That’s it.” Briscoe, an Australian, won’t need many introductions at team headquarters.

Middle School Boys Basketball GMS 7th grade defeats Eastside GARRETT — The Garrett seventh-grade boys basketball team won its third straight game by defeating Eastside, 28-24, on Thursday. Avery Morrison had his third consecutive double-double, and Bryce Wilson was noted for playing a strong game on the defensive end. The Locomotive eighthgrade team lost to Eastside, 39-32. Carter Back led Garrett with 10 points

He’ll join New Zealand’s Scott Dixon, the reigning series champ who will chase a fourth career points title in 2014; newly-hired Brazilian Tony Kanaan, the reigning Indianapolis 500 champ who is moving into Franchitti’s familiar No. 10 car, and Charlie Kimball, who won his first race at Mid-Ohio last summer and is arguably the best young American in the series. Plus, Briscoe returns to the team that introduced him to IndyCar racing in 2005. Briscoe spent one season with Target Chip Ganassi, but the two sides parted ways after the season and weren’t reunited again until May when Briscoe, the 2012 Indy 500 pole winner, drove the No. 8 car to a season-

best 12th. What’s changed in those eight years? Plenty. “When I came here in ‘05, I knew nothing about the sport,” Briscoe said. “I’d been brought up in Europe, trying to make it in Formula One and I really had no appreciation for IndyCar racing. Now, I’ve got a lot of experience, I’ve won a lot of races and I know what it’s all about.” Experience is one of the big reasons Ganassi wanted Briscoe on a team that has won five of the last six series championships and three of the last six Indianapolis 500s. So he chose a guy who has made 109 IndyCar starts, won 12 poles and eight races and has driven

Local Sports Briefs • and nine rebounds. Micah Malcolm and Cameron Smith had seven points each and Cole Kelham, Jacob Bevis, Dillon McCann and Clayton Sobieski each had two points.

Middle School Girls Basketball DMS 7th grade wins first game WATERLOO — The DeKalb seventh-grade girls basketball team won its first win of the season against Summit Thursday night, 34-24. The Patriots played

aggressively and crashed the boards, pulling down 29 rebounds for the night. Brooke-destinee Lockwood led the Patriots in scoring with 11 points. Hannah McAfee had 10 points, Bethany Lancaster scored five points, and Kyrsten Butler, Jordan Stayer, Bethany Kelley and Shaina Ehmke all added two points. Lockwood led the team in rebounds with eight, followed by Sidney Gerig with five. The eighth grade team lost to Summit, 54-26. Leading the Patriots in scoring were Madison Ring, Leigha Brown and Allison Marlowe with eight points each. Alexis Waligora added two.



Boys Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Norwell 0 0 1 0 Homestead 0 0 3 1 New Haven 0 0 2 1 Columbia City 0 0 2 2 DeKalb 0 0 2 2 Carroll 0 0 2 2 Bellmont 0 0 1 2 East Noble 0 0 0 2 Wednesday’s Game Huntington North 58, New Haven 57, OT Saturday’s Games Columbia City at Marion DeKalb at Goshen East Noble at Snider Canterbury at Carroll Heritage at Bellmont Homestead at Bishop Dwenger New Haven at Leo Norwell at Southern Wells Tuesday’s Games Bishop Dwenger at Norwell Wednesday, Dec. 18 Garrett at Bellmont Friday, Dec. 20 DeKalb at Norwell Columbia City at East Noble Bellmont at New Haven Homestead at Carroll Saturday, Dec. 21 DeKalb at Bishop Dwenger Monday, Dec. 23 Leo at Homestead Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Angola 1 0 3 1 Prairie Heights 1 0 3 1 Westview 1 0 2 2 Fairfield 1 1 2 1 Lakeland 1 1 2 1 West Noble 0 0 4 0 Hamilton 0 0 3 2 Eastside 0 0 2 2 Central Noble 0 1 0 3 Churubusco 0 1 0 3 Fremont 0 1 0 3 Thursday’s Games NorthWood 64, Westview 52 West Noble 65, Bremen 48 Friday’s Game Northridge 49, Angola 37 Saturday’s Games Fairfield at NorthWood Hamilton at Fremont Lakeland at Bethany Christian Prairie Heights at Eastside West Noble at Churubusco Westview at Central Noble Tuesday’s Games Hamilton at Central Noble Lakewood Park at Eastside Prairie Heights at Bronson, Mich. Wednesday’s Game Concord at Lakeland Thursday, Dec. 19 Lakewood Park at Fremont Friday, Dec. 20 Westview at Angola Fairfield at Hamilton Eastside at Lakeland Churubusco at Prairie Heights Central Noble at West Noble Saturday, Dec. 21 Fairfield at Goshen Monday, Dec. 23 Angola at Garrett Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Adams Central 1 0 3 2 Bluffton 1 0 3 1 Garrett 1 0 3 1 Leo 1 0 2 1 South Adams 0 1 2 2 Woodlan 0 1 1 3 Heritage 0 1 0 3 Southern Wells 0 1 0 3 Friday’s Game Canterbury 58, Adams Central 53 Saturday’s Games Adams Central at Parkway, Ohio FW Blackhawk at Woodlan Heritage at Bellmont New Haven at Leo Northfield at Bluffton Norwell at Southern Wells South Adams at Jay County Tuesday’s Game Northfield at Southern Wells Wednesday’s Game Garrett at Bellmont Friday, Dec. 20 Leo at Garrett Adams Central at Woodlan Bluffton at Southern Wells Heritage at South Adams Saturday, Dec. 21 Snider at Bluffton Manchester at Leo Parkway, Ohio at South Adams Monday, Dec. 23 Angola at Garrett Leo at Homestead

Boys Prep Basketball Scores Alexandria 49, Blackford 38 Avon 68, Lafayette Harrison 54 Barr-Reeve 67, Tecumseh 53 Batesville 68, Lawrenceburg 42 Bloomington South 60, Southport 53 Blue River 51, Cowan 22 Brownsburg 42, Zionsville 39 Brownstown 91, Scottsburg 57 Carmel 63, Indpls N. Central 51 Carroll (Flora) 43, Caston 27 Centerville 55, Randolph Southern 28 Christian Academy 58, Rock Creek Academy 56 Clarksville 78, Charlestown 40 Cloverdale 68, Greencastle 58 Columbus East 85, Bedford N. Lawrence 78 Columbus North 59, Franklin Central 57 Eastern (Greene) 53, Brown Co. 47 Edgewood 40, Washington 39 Ev. Harrison 79, Castle 74 Forest Park 51, Loogootee 31 Fountain Central 71, Clinton Prairie 51 Franklin 54, Greenwood 52 Frankton 76, Eastbrook 69, OT Ft. Wayne Canterbury 58, Adams Central 53 Guerin Catholic 64, Anderson 54 Hamilton Hts. 73, Cass 70, OT Hamilton Southeastern 67, Noblesville 51 Indpls Ben Davis 55, Terre Haute North 34 Indpls Brebeuf 61, Lawrence North 49 Indpls Manual 68, Indianapolis Homeschool 38 Indpls Park Tudor 91, Beech Grove 49 Indpls Perry Meridian 61, Bloomington North 59 Indpls Pike 74, Center Grove 50 Indpls Tech 68, Indpls Cathedral 38 Jay Co. 54, Monroe Central 42 Jeffersonville 70, Seymour 36 Jennings Co. 71, Shelbyville 57 Knightstown 73, Cambridge City 49 Lake Station 64, Wheeler 40 Lapel 66, Indpls Scecina 61 LaPorte 59, Elkhart Memorial 50 Lebanon 45, Western Boone 32 Logansport 57, Frankfort 49 Maconaquah 56, Wabash 53 Madison 68, S. Dearborn 44 Madison-Grant 66, Elwood 59 Martinsville 74, Plainfield 45 Michigan City Marquette 81, River Forest 37 Mississinewa 43, Oak Hill 36 Mooresville 68, Decatur Central 50 Muncie Central 54, Kokomo 53, OT N. Montgomery 55, Seeger 47 New Albany 49, Floyd Central 45 New Castle 44, Muncie South 43 New Palestine 59, Greenfield 47 New Prairie 62, Valparaiso 50 Northeastern 51, Eastern Hancock 45 Northview 46, W. Vigo 39 Northwestern 57, Taylor 51 Paoli 55, W. Washington 45 Pendleton Hts. 59, Mt. Vernon (Fortville) 56 Penn 66, Concord 48 Plymouth 57, Peru 44 Richmond 51, Connersville 37 Rockville 47, N. Putnam 41 Rushville 88, Franklin Co. 70 S. Bend Riley 57, Elkhart Central 46 S. Bend St. Joseph’s 66, Mishawaka 49 S. Ripley 80, Madison Shawe 36 Shakamak 58, Union (Dugger) 41 Shenandoah 67, Tri 32 Sheridan 83, Clinton Central 75 Silver Creek 72, N. Harrison 53 Switzerland Co. 61, Rising Sun 49 Tipton 69, Tri-Central 56 Triton Central 72, Southwestern (Shelby) 56 Union Co. 67, Hagerstown 43 University 66, Bethesda Christian 49 Vincennes 78, Mt. Carmel, Ill. 73, 2OT

Vincennes Rivet 56, Washington Catholic 33 Western 79, Eastern (Greentown) 40 Winchester 77, Union City 42 Yorktown 51, Delta 40

Girls Basketball Standings Northeast Hoosier Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Homestead 1 0 6 0 East Noble 2 0 6 1 DeKalb 2 0 5 2 Columbia City 1 1 6 2 Norwell 1 1 5 1 New Haven 0 1 4 4 Carroll 0 2 1 7 Bellmont 0 2 0 8 Tuesday’s Game New Haven 61, FW North Side 56 Wednesday’s Games East Noble 62, Northrop 41 Homestead 64, Angola 25 Leo 51, Bellmont 24 Friday’s Games East Noble 49, Bellmont 16 DeKalb 54, Carroll 49 Norwell 50, Columbia City 46 Homestead at New Haven Saturday’s Game Homestead vs. Grosse Pointe (Mich.) South in Best of Michigan Holiday Classic at Dearborn Heights Robichaud Tuesday, Dec. 17 DeKalb at Lakeland East Noble at Snider Bellmont at Blackhawk Christian Carroll at Northrop Homestead at FW South Side Warsaw at Columbia City Wednesday, Dec. 18 New Haven at Adams Central Norwell at Huntington North Saturday, Dec. 21 East Noble at Columbia City Carroll at Homestead New Haven at Bellmont Norwell at DeKalb Northeast Corner Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Fairfield 4 0 6 1 Westview 3 0 7 2 Angola 4 1 4 5 West Noble 4 1 6 3 Fremont 2 1 5 2 Lakeland 2 3 4 6 Churubusco 1 3 4 6 Prairie Heights 2 3 5 5 Hamilton 0 2 2 3 Central Noble 0 4 2 6 Eastside 0 4 0 7 Tuesday’s Games Concord 55, Lakeland 51 Central Noble 42, Bethany Christian 31 Westview 71, Elkhart Christian 26 Goshen 58, West Noble 39 Wednesday’s Games Homestead 64, Angola 25 Fremont 49, Reading, Mich. 41 Friday’s Games Westview 66, Central Noble 43 West Noble 65, Churubusco 53 Prairie Heights 68, Eastside 46 Fairfield 53, Lakeland 30 Saturday’s Game Hamilton at Fremont Tuesday, Dec. 17 Angola at Westview DeKalb at Lakeland Garrett at Fremont Hamilton at Central Noble Lakewood Park at Eastside Thursday, Dec. 19 Fremont at Westview West Noble at Whitko Saturday, Dec. 21 Hamilton at Fairfield Central Noble at West Noble Lakeland at Eastside Prairie Heights at Churubusco Allen County Athletic Conference Conf. Ovrl W L W L Garrett 3 0 9 0 Southern Wells 2 1 4 4 Leo 2 1 7 1 Woodlan 2 1 7 1 South Adams 1 2 6 2 Heritage 1 2 5 3 Bluffton 0 3 2 7 Adams Central 0 3 1 6 Tuesday’s Games Bluffton 43, Wes-Del 31 South Adams 56, Winchester 32 Wednesday’s Game Leo 51, Bellmont 24 Thursday’s Game Heritage 60, Blackhawk Christian 36 Friday’s Games Garrett 72, Adams Central 34 Woodlan 48, Bluffton 14 Heritage 52, Southern Wells 42 Leo 49, South Adams 45 Monday’s Game Wes-Del at South Adams Tuesday, Dec. 17 Garrett at Fremont FW North Side at Leo Heritage at Concordia Souithwood at Bluffton Woodlan at Bishop Dwenger Wednesday, Dec. 18 New Haven at Adams Central Thursday, Dec. 19 Lakewood Park at Heritage South Adams at Daleville Saturday, Dec. 21 South Adams at Garrett Adams Central at Bluffton Southern Wells at Leo Woodlan at Heritage

Girls Prep Basketball Scores Cascade 80, S. Putnam 27 Corydon 56, Salem 36 DeKalb 54, Carroll (Ft. Wayne) 49 E. Noble 49, Bellmont 16 Fairfield 53, Lakeland 30 Fishers 49, Carmel 44 Ft. Wayne Luers 59, Ft. Wayne South 49 Ft. Wayne Northrop 43, Ft. Wayne Wayne 38 Ft. Wayne Snider 76, Ft. Wayne North 46 Garrett 72, Adams Central 34 Goshen 44, Wawasee 23 Greencastle 58, Cloverdale 32 Greenfield 52, New Palestine 32 Hamilton Southeastern 54, Noblesville 44 Heritage 52, Southern Wells 42 Indpls Chatard 60, Heritage Christian 56, OT Leo 49, S. Adams 45 Monrovia 61, Speedway 54 Morristown 55, Waldron 37 Northview 40, W. Vigo 30 Northwestern 44, Taylor 40 NorthWood 64, Elkhart Memorial 50 Prairie Hts. 68, Eastside 46 Providence 36, Henryville 33 Riverton Parke 52, Turkey Run 41 S. Bend Adams 57, S. Bend Washington 54 S. Newton 41, Pioneer 40 Southmont 64, Danville 62, 2OT Southwestern (Shelby) 53, Triton Central 50 Tippecanoe Valley 71, N. Miami 55 Triton 79, Bremen 43 W. Noble 65, Churubusco 53 Western 80, Eastern (Greentown) 36 Western Boone 58, Lebanon 52 Westview 66, Central Noble 43 Whitko 61, Manchester 29 Woodlan 48, Bluffton 18

NFL Standings AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF New England 10 3 0 .769 349 Miami 7 6 0 .538 286 N.Y. Jets 6 7 0 .462 226 Buffalo 4 9 0 .308 273 South W L T Pct PF y-Indianapolis 8 5 0 .615 313 Tennessee 5 8 0 .385 292 Jacksonville 4 9 0 .308 201 Houston 2 11 0 .154 250 North W L T Pct PF Cincinnati 9 4 0 .692 334 Baltimore 7 6 0 .538 278 Pittsburgh 5 8 0 .385 291 Cleveland 4 9 0 .308 257 West W L T Pct PF x-Denver 11 3 0 .786 535 Kansas City 10 3 0 .769 343 San Diego 7 7 0 .500 343 Oakland 4 9 0 .308 264 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF Philadelphia 8 5 0 .615 334

PA 287 276 337 334 PA 316 318 372 350 PA 244 261 312 324 PA 372 224 311 337 PA 301

Dallas N.Y. Giants Washington South New Orleans Carolina Tampa Bay Atlanta North Detroit Chicago Green Bay Minnesota West

7 6 0 .538 357 348 5 8 0 .385 251 334 3 10 0 .231 279 407 W L 10 3 9 4 4 9 3 10 W 7 7 6 3

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W L T Pct PF PA x-Seattle 11 2 0 .846 357 205 San Francisco 9 4 0 .692 316 214 Arizona 8 5 0 .615 305 257 St. Louis 5 8 0 .385 289 308 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division Thursday’s Game San Diego 27, Denver 20 Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Chicago at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Houston at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. New England at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Carolina, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Tennessee, 4:25 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 4:25 p.m. Green Bay at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m. Monday’s Game Baltimore at Detroit, 8:40 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 Tampa Bay at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Denver at Houston, 1 p.m. Miami at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Detroit, 4:05 p.m. Oakland at San Diego, 4:25 p.m. Pittsburgh at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. New England at Baltimore, 4:25 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23 Atlanta at San Francisco, 8:40 p.m.

NBA Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Boston 11 14 .440 — Toronto 8 13 .381 1 Brooklyn 8 14 .364 1½ Philadelphia 7 17 .292 3½ New York 6 16 .273 3½ Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 16 6 .727 — Atlanta 11 11 .500 5 Washington 9 11 .450 6 Charlotte 10 13 .435 6½ Orlando 7 16 .304 9½ Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 20 3 .870 — Detroit 10 13 .435 10 Cleveland 9 13 .409 10½ Chicago 8 12 .400 10½ Milwaukee 5 17 .227 14½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 17 4 .810 — Houston 15 8 .652 3 Dallas 13 10 .565 5 New Orleans 10 10 .500 6½ Memphis 10 11 .476 7 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Portland 19 4 .826 — Oklahoma City 17 4 .810 1 Denver 13 8 .619 5 Minnesota 11 11 .500 7½ Utah 5 19 .208 14½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 15 9 .625 — Phoenix 12 9 .571 1½ Golden State 13 10 .565 1½ L.A. Lakers 10 11 .476 3½ Sacramento 6 14 .300 7 Thursday’s Games Brooklyn 102, L.A. Clippers 93 Portland 111, Houston 104 Friday’s Games Cleveland 109, Orlando 100 Indiana 99, Charlotte 94 Toronto 108, Philadelphia 100 Boston 90, New York 86 Atlanta 101, Washington 99, OT Detroit 103, Brooklyn 99 Oklahoma City 122, L.A. Lakers 97 New Orleans 104, Memphis 98 Chicago at Milwaukee, late Minnesota at San Antonio, late Sacramento at Phoenix, late Utah at Denver, late Houston at Golden State, late Saturday’s Games L.A. Clippers at Washington, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Charlotte, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Atlanta at New York, 7:30 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 8 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Houston at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 6 p.m. Portland at Detroit, 6 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 8 p.m.

NHL Standings EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Boston 32 22 8 2 46 90 64 Montreal 33 19 11 3 41 86 73 Tampa Bay 31 18 10 3 39 87 77 Detroit 33 15 9 9 39 88 87 Toronto 33 16 14 3 35 90 96 Ottawa 33 13 14 6 32 94 106 Florida 32 10 17 5 25 73 106 Buffalo 32 7 23 2 16 54 94 Metropolitan Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 33 22 10 1 45 101 73 Washington 31 17 12 2 36 98 90 Carolina 33 13 13 7 33 76 93 Columbus 32 14 15 3 31 82 88 Philadelphia 32 14 15 3 31 72 86 N.Y. Rangers33 15 17 1 31 72 88 New Jersey 33 12 15 6 30 75 85 N.Y. Islanders33 9 19 5 23 83 117 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Chicago 34 23 6 5 51 129 93 St. Louis 30 21 6 3 45 106 70 Colorado 30 21 9 0 42 87 71 Minnesota 34 18 11 5 41 79 80 Dallas 30 14 11 5 33 84 89 Nashville 32 15 14 3 33 74 90 Winnipeg 33 14 14 5 33 86 94 Pacific Division GP W LOT Pts GF GA Anaheim 34 22 7 5 49 108 87 San Jose 32 20 6 6 46 106 79 Los Angeles 32 21 7 4 46 88 63 Phoenix 31 18 8 5 41 103 97 Vancouver 33 18 10 5 41 88 81 Calgary 31 12 15 4 28 81 101 Edmonton 33 11 19 3 25 91 113 Thursday’s Games Tampa Bay 2, Detroit 1, SO Colorado 4, Winnipeg 3, SO Columbus 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1 Ottawa 2, Buffalo 1 St. Louis 6, Toronto 3 Nashville 3, Dallas 1 Calgary 2, Carolina 1, OT Phoenix 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Boston 4, Edmonton 2 San Jose 3, Minnesota 1 Friday’s Games Florida 3, Washington 2, SO Pittsburgh 3, New Jersey 2 Edmonton at Vancouver, late Saturday’s Games Calgary at Buffalo, 2 p.m. Los Angeles at Ottawa, 2 p.m. Dallas at Winnipeg, 3 p.m. Chicago at Toronto, 7 p.m. Pittsburgh at Detroit, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 7 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m. Carolina at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Minnesota at Colorado, 9 p.m. Boston at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 3 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 5 p.m.


Florida at Montreal, 6 p.m. Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m.

College Basketball Schedule Saturday, Dec. 14 EAST Youngstown St. at Pittsburgh, Noon St. Peter’s at Seton Hall, Noon Navy at Bryant, 12:30 p.m. Robert Morris at Duquesne, 2 p.m. Howard at Fordham, 2 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Iona, 2 p.m. Princeton at Penn St., 2 p.m. Wagner at Rider, 3 p.m. N. Illinois at UMass, 3 p.m. Jacksonville St. at Dartmouth, 4 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Rutgers, 4 p.m. Canisius at St. Francis (NY), 4 p.m. Colgate at Albany (NY), 7 p.m. Binghamton at Monmouth (NJ), 7 p.m. West Virginia vs. Marshall at Charleston (W.Va.) Civic Center, 7:30 p.m. SOUTH W. Kentucky at Louisville, Noon Samford at Florida Gulf Coast, 1:05 p.m. Old Dominion at Georgia St., 2 p.m. FAU at Maryland, 2 p.m. Lipscomb at Georgia, 4 p.m. Louisiana College at Northwestern St., 4 p.m. NC A&T at East Carolina, 5 p.m. Bluefield St. at Longwood, 5 p.m. Middle Tennessee at Mississippi, 5 p.m. Kentucky at North Carolina, 5:15 p.m. Detroit at NC State, 6 p.m. Coppin St. at Richmond, 6 p.m. St. Catherine U. at Southern Miss., 6 p.m. Furman at Clemson, 7 p.m. James Madison at High Point, 7 p.m. Champion Baptist at New Orleans, 7:15 p.m. Reinhardt at Coastal Carolina, 7:30 p.m. Clearwater Christian at GardnerWebb, 7:30 p.m. Charleston Southern at Alabama, 8 p.m. Liberty at Austin Peay, 8 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at LSU, 8 p.m. Dillard at Southern U., 8 p.m. Houston at Louisiana-Lafayette, 8:05 p.m. MIDWEST Arizona at Michigan, Noon VCU at N. Iowa, Noon Sam Houston St. at Toledo, 1 p.m. E. Kentucky at Wisconsin, 1 p.m. Alabama A&M at Ohio, 2 p.m. Tennessee at Wichita St., 2 p.m. Loyola Marymount at Valparaiso, 2:05 p.m. IUPUI at Marquette, 3 p.m. Jackson St. at Evansville, 3:05 p.m. Indiana St. at UMKC, 3:05 p.m. Notre Dame at Indiana, 3:15 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Akron, 4 p.m. Arkansas St. at Nebraska, 4 p.m. Michigan St. at Oakland, 4 p.m. Belmont at S. Dakota St., 5 p.m. Butler at Purdue, 6 p.m. Cent. Michigan at Dayton, 7 p.m. SIU-Edwardsville at IPFW, 7 p.m. New Mexico vs. Kansas at the Sprint Center, Kansas City, Mo., 7 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at SE Missouri, 8 p.m. Wofford at Saint Louis, 8 p.m. Green Bay at South Dakota, 8 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Xavier at US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, 8 p.m. New Mexico St. at Drake, 8:05 p.m. N. Dakota St. at Ohio St., 8:15 p.m. SOUTHWEST Louisiana Tech vs. Oklahoma St. at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, 2 p.m. McMurry at Incarnate Word, 5 p.m. Tulsa vs. Oklahoma at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, 5 p.m. McNeese St. at Texas A&M, 6 p.m. Texas St. at Texas, 8 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Houston Baptist, 8:30 p.m. FAR WEST Grambling St. at Arizona St., 2 p.m. UC Riverside at Air Force, 4 p.m. Idaho St. at Washington, 4 p.m. Grand Canyon at N. Arizona, 5 p.m. Fresno St. at California, 6 p.m. Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Boise St., 6:05 p.m. Nebraska-Omaha at Nevada, 6:05 p.m. UNLV at S. Utah, 7 p.m. UC Davis at Stanford, 8 p.m. Prairie View at UCLA, 8 p.m. Illinois vs. Oregon at the Moda Center, Portland, Ore., 9 p.m. Utah Valley at Utah St., 9:05 p.m. CS Dominguez Hills at Cal Poly, 10 p.m. South Alabama vs. Gonzaga at KeyArena, Seattle, 10 p.m. Menlo at Pacific, 10 p.m. Nicholls St. at San Francisco, 10 p.m. La Sierra at Santa Clara, 10 p.m. BYU at Utah, 10 p.m. Idaho at Portland St., 10:05 p.m. William Jessup at Sacramento St., 10:05 p.m. Chaminade vs. Hawaii at Kauai HS Gymnasium, Lihue, Hawaii, Mid Sunday, Dec. 15 EAST Philadelphia at Boston College, Noon Syracuse at St. John’s, Noon Norfolk St. at Boston U., 1 p.m. Northeastern at Fairfield, 1 p.m. CCSU at Hofstra, 1 p.m. Stony Brook at New Hampshire, 1 p.m. Hartford at Sacred Heart, 2 p.m. Quinnipiac at Vermont, 2 p.m. La Salle at Villanova, 2:30 p.m. Delaware St. vs. Howard at the Barclays Center, 6 p.m. SOUTH Chattanooga at N. Kentucky, Noon Marist at Coll. of Charleston, 2 p.m. Drexel at Davidson, 2 p.m. Bowling Green at Morehead St., 2 p.m. Manhattan at UNC Wilmington, 2 p.m. Appalachian St. at Winthrop, 2 p.m. UNC Asheville at SC-Upstate, 3 p.m. Fisk at Tennessee St., 5:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at UAB, 8 p.m. MIDWEST Wright St. at Miami (Ohio), 2 p.m. Chicago St. at DePaul, 4:30 p.m. Presentation at North Dakota, 5 p.m. Troy at Kansas St., 6 p.m. W. Michigan at Missouri, 7 p.m. SOUTHWEST Stephen F. Austin at North Texas, 2 p.m. Texas-Pan American at TCU, 2 p.m. Tennessee Tech at Lamar, 3 p.m. Cent. Arkansas at Texas Tech, 8 p.m. FAR WEST Wyoming at Denver, 4 p.m. Texas Southern at Cal St.-Fullerton, 5 p.m. Montana St. at Portland, 5 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at San Diego, 5 p.m. Pacific Lutheran at Seattle, 5 p.m. UC Irvine at E. Washington, 5:05 p.m. Md.-Eastern Shore at Oregon St., 6 p.m. Pepperdine at Washington St., 8 p.m. St. Martin’s at Montana, 9 p.m. CS Bakersfield at Southern Cal, 10 p.m.

College Football FBS Bowl Games Saturday, Dec. 21 New Mexico Bowl Washington State (6-6) vs. Colorado State (7-6), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Las Vegas Bowl Fresno State (11-1) vs. Southern Cal (9-4), 3:30 p.m. (ABC) Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Buffalo (8-4) vs. San Diego State (7-5), 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) New Orleans Bowl Tulane (7-5) vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 23 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl Ohio (7-5) vs. East Carolina (9-3), 2 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl Oregon State (6-6) vs. Boise State (8-4), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec. 26 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Bowling Green (10-3) vs. Pittsburgh (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN) Poinsettia Bowl Northern Illinois (12-1) vs. Utah State (8-5), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Dec. 27 Military Bowl Marshall (9-4) vs. Maryland (7-5), 2:30 p.m. (ESPN) Texas Bowl Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6), 6 p.m. (ESPN)

Fight Hunger Bowl BYU (8-4) vs. Washington (8-4), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Dec. 28 Pinstripe Bowl Notre Dame (8-4) vs. Rutgers (6-6), Noon (ESPN) Belk Bowl Cincinnati (9-3) vs. North Carolina (6-6), 3:20 p.m. (ESPN) Russell Athletic Bowl Miami (9-3) vs. Louisville (11-1), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Kansas State (7-5) vs. Michigan (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl Middle Tennessee (8-4) vs. Navy (7-4), 11:45 a.m. (ESPN) Music City Bowl Mississippi (7-5) vs. Georgia Tech (7-5), 3:15 p.m. (ESPN) Alamo Bowl Oregon (10-2) vs. Texas (8-4), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN) Holiday Bowl Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), 10:15 p.m. (ESPN) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 12:30 p.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 2 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), Noon (ESPNU) Gator Bowl Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), Noon (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), 1 p.m. (ABC) Outback Bowl Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Rose Bowl Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 5 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), 1 p.m. (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 9 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 8:30 p.m. (ESPN) Saturday, Jan. 18 East-West Shrine Classic East vs. West, 4 p.m. (NFLN) Saturday, Jan. 25 Senior Bowl South vs. North, 4 p.m. (NFLN)

NCAA Division III Football Playoffs Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 7 Mount Union 62, Wesley 59 North Central (Ill.) 41, Bethel (Minn.) 17 Mary Hardin-Baylor 45, St. John Fisher 23 Wisconsin-Whitewater 28, Linfield 17 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 14 North Central (Ill.) (13-0) at Mount Union (13-0), Noon Wisconsin-Whitewater (13-0) at Mary Hardin-Baylor (13-0), 3:30 p.m. Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Friday, Dec. 20 At Salem Stadium Salem, Va. TBD, 7 p.m.

NCAA Division II Football Playoffs Quarterfinals Saturday, Dec. 7 West Chester 28, Shepherd 7 Lenoir-Rhyne 42, North Alabama 39 Grand Valley State 35, West Texas A&M 28 Northwest Missouri State 59, St. Cloud State 21 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 14 West Chester (13-1) at Lenoir-Rhyne (12-1), Noon Northwest Missouri State (13-0) vs. Grand Valley State (12-2), 3:30 p.m. Championship Saturday, Dec. 21 At Braly Municipal Stadium Florence, Ala. Semifinal winners, Noon

NAIA Football Playoffs Quarterfinals Saturday, Nov. 30 Cumberlands 28, Saint Francis 14 Morningside 36, Baker 28 Carroll 27, Missouri Valley 3 Grand View 44, Tabor 24 Semifinals Saturday, Dec. 7 Cumberlands 34, Carroll 27, OT Grand View 35, Morningside 0 Championship Thursday, Dec. 21 Cumberlands vs. Grand View, 4:30 p.m.

Nelson Mandela Championship Leading Scores Friday — At Mount Country Club course Durban, South Africa Purse: $1.38 million Yardage: 6,612; Par: 71 Second Round Jorge Campillo, Matthew Baldwin, Oliver Bekker, Branden Grace, Michael Hoey, Adilson Da Silva, Oliver Fisher, Bjorn Akjesson, Colin Nel, Byeong-hun An, Darren Fichardt,


70-59—129 67-62—129 64-66—130 64-66—130 65-69—134 67-68—135 70-66—136 69-67—136 77-59—136 67-69—136 66-70—136

Transactions BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with INF David Adams on a one-year contract and with RHP Travis Banwart, OF Matt Carson and RHP Tyler Cloyd on minor league contracts. DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Joba Chamberlain on a one-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS — Agreed to terms with OF-1B Corey Hart on a one-year contract. Designated OF Travis Witherspoon for assignment. Acquired OF-1B Logan Morrison from Miami for RHP Carter Capps. National League MIAMI MARLINS — Named Ryan McCoy vice president, sales and service. NEW YORK METS — Traded RHP Seth Rosin to the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash considerations. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CHICAGO BULLS — Agreed to terms with G D.J. Augustin. FOOTBALL National Football League JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS — Released DE Jeremy Mincey. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS — Released WR Chad Hall and DT Jerrell Powe. NEW YORK JETS — Placed WR Stephen Hill on injured reserve. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Philadelphia F Brayden Schenn $2,230.77 for cross-checking.

SPORTS BRIEFS • Tigers, Chamberlain set deal DETROIT (AP) — The Tigers have finalized their one-year deal with right-handed reliever Joba Chamberlain. Chamberlain joins a retooled bullpen that also includes free agent acquisition Joe Nathan. The hard-throwing Chamberlain, whose slide has been inconsistent in recent years, was 2-1 with one save in 45 games and a career-high 4.93 ERA last season for the New York Yankees. Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated Friday that the team may not make any more major moves this offseason. The Tigers traded slugger Prince Fielder for second baseman Ian Kinsler last month, and their lineup figures to have less power and more speed next year. Chamberlain missed almost the entire month of May last season because of a strained right oblique. He was limited to 49 games over the previous two years because of elbow and ankle operations.

Defending champions Perry, O’Hair share lead NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Defending champions Kenny Perry and Sean O’Hair shot an 8-under 64 in modified alternateshot play Friday for a share of the first-round lead in the Franklin Templeton Shootout. The teams of Matt Kuchar-Harris English and Charles Howell III-Justin Leonard also shot 64 on the Ritz Carlton Resort’s Tiburon course. The 24 teams will play better ball Saturday and finish with a scramble Sunday. Retief Goosen and Fredik Jacobson shot 67, and Jason Dufner and Dustin Johnson matched Chris DiMarco and Billy Horschel at 68. Tournament host Greg Norman and Jonas Blixt had a 72.

Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose share lead in Thailand CHONBURI, Thailand (AP) — Propelled by a hole in one, Sergio Garcia carded a 7-under 65 Friday to share the lead with Justin Rose halfway through the Thailand Championship. Garcia, who finished fourth last year, had a bogey-free round which included an ace on the 236-yard eighth hole. Their two-round tally was at 11-under 133, two strokes ahead of Anirban Lahiri (64), Alexander Levy (65) and Alex Cejka (71).

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Food-tech startups aim to replace eggs and chicken SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco’s tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn’t like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs. Inside, research chefs bake cookies and cakes, whip up batches of flavored mayonnaise and pan-fry omelets and French toast — all without eggs. Funded by prominent Silicon Valley investors and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Hampton Creek Foods seeks to disrupt a global egg industry that backers say wastes energy, pollutes the environment, causes disease outbreaks and confines chickens to tiny spaces. The company, which just started selling its first product — Just Mayo mayonnaise — at Whole Foods Markets, is part of a new generation of so-called food-tech ventures that aim to change the way we eat. “There’s nothing to indicate that this will be a trend that will end anytime


A technician holds a species of yellow pea used to make Just Mayo, a plant-based mayonnaise, at Hampton Creek Foods in San Francisco. Can plants replace eggs? A San Francisco startup backed by Bill Gates believes they can. Hampton Creek Foods is scouring the planet for plants that can replace eggs.

soon,� said Anand Sanwal, CEO of CB Insights, a New York firm that tracks venture capital investment. “Sustainability and challenges to

the food supply are pretty fundamental issues.� Venture capital firms, which invest heavily in early-stage technology

companies, poured nearly $350 million into food-related startups last year, compared with less than $50 million in 2008, according to the firm. Plant-based alternatives to eggs, poultry and other meat could be good for the environment because it could reduce consumption of meat, which requires large amounts of land, water and crops to produce, backers say. It could also benefit people’s health, especially in heavy meat-eating countries like the U.S., and reduce outbreaks of diseases such as avian flu, they say. “The biggest challenge is that people who consume a lot of meat really like meat, and to convince them to try something different may be extremely difficult,� said Claire Kremen, faculty co-director of the Berkeley Food Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. The American Egg Board, which represents U.S. producers, said eggs can’t be replaced. “Our customers have said they’re not interested in egg substitutes. They want real, natural eggs with their


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familiar ingredients,� Mitch Kanter, executive director of the board-funded Egg Nutrition Center, said in a statement. The industry has reduced its water use and greenhouse gas emissions, and hens are living longer due to better health and nutrition, he said. Hampton Creek’s quest to replace the ubiquitous chicken egg is also backed by PayPay co-founder Peter Thiel and Khosla Ventures, a venture capital fund started by Sun Microsystems co-founder Vinod Khosla. In its food lab, biochemists grind up beans and

peer through microscopes to study their molecular structure, looking for plants that can fulfill the culinary functions of eggs. So far, the company has analyzed some 1,500 types of plants from more than 60 countries. The research has resulted in 11 “hits,� said Josh Tetrick, the company’s CEO. “Our approach is to use plants that are much more sustainable — less greenhouse gas emissions, less water, no animal involved and a whole lot more affordable — to create a better food system,� said the former linebacker on West Virginia University’s football team. The company’s first product — the mayonnaise — is sold for roughly the same price as the traditional variety. It soon hopes to start selling cookie dough and a batter that scrambles like eggs when fried in a pan. “The egg is a miracle, so one of the hardest parts of replacing it is all the functions that it can do,� said Chris Jones, the company’s culinary director of innovations and a former contestant on Bravo TV’s Top Chef.

Soybean exports The great Christmas tree debate revisited reach record highs in 2013 ST. LOUIS – The U.S. soy industry has done it again, exporting an eye-popping 1.7 billion bushels of U.S. soy to customers around the world in the 2012-13 marketing year, which ended Sept. 30. The value of these exports comes to a record of more than $28 billion, a 19 percent increase from 2011-2012. The final figures show farmers continue to meet customer demand for a reliable supply of quality products. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, this total includes more than 1.3 billion bushels of whole U.S. soybeans, meal from 454 million bushels of U.S. soybeans and oil from 186 million bushels, which represents 56 percent of U.S. soybean production from last year. “The reliability and quality of the U.S. soy supply are just a few reasons that customers keep buying U.S. soybeans, meal and oil,� says Jared Hagert, soybean farmer from Emerado, N.D., and United Soybean Board (USB) farmer-leader. “Continuing to meet our customers’ needs is very important to

U.S. soybean farmers, and these numbers prove we are doing that.� Soy exports for the 2013-2014 marketing year are off to a good start with 87 percent of the total 2014 export forecasts already sold. • Top buyers of whole U.S. soybeans in 2013 include: China: 772 million bushels of U.S. soybeans Mexico: 98 million bushels of U.S. soybeans Japan: 63 million bushels of U.S. soybeans • Top buyers of U.S. soybean meal in 2013 include: Mexico: meal from 59 million bushels of U.S. soybeans Philippines: meal from 47 million bushels of U.S. soybeans Canada: meal from 43 million bushels of U.S. soybeans • Top buyers of U.S. soybean oil in 2013 include: China: oil from 37 million bushels of U.S. soybeans Mexico: oil from 35 million bushels of U.S. soybeans India: oil from 21 million bushels of U.S. soybeans

This article by Andrew Casler was featured in the Ithaca Journal last week, and I thought it brings up an interesting debate many of my friends and I have each year. I ask ELYSIA So you: What of RODGERS kind Christmas tree decorates your home each year, live or artificial? Americans buy more live Christmas trees than artificial ones, according to National Christmas Tree Association statistics. In 2012, 24.5 million live trees were sold versus 10.9 million artificial trees sold. Of the U.S. households that displayed Christmas trees in 2012, however, 83 percent had an artificial tree, according to the American Christmas Tree Association. The difference is attributed to an artificial tree not requiring replacement each season. And that sets up the debate of which is the better choice: Live trees support American farmers, while artificial trees mostly come from overseas manufacturers. Artificial trees don’t need to be watered. Live trees make your home smell like fresh evergreen. Artificial trees don’t shed needles on the floor. Tree farms support the maintenance of




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green space and preserve some animal habitat. Transporting an artificial tree from the store is easier, they’re quick to set up, and they last for years. With childhood memories of sleigh rides at a Christmas tree farm and a love for the smell of a fresh holiday tree, Elizabeth Lamb, a plant scientist at Cornell Cooperative Extension, is a stalwart for live trees. Lamb said tree farms are one of the best examples of New York state agri-tourism. Farms can offer train, sleigh or hay rides, bonfires or wood stoves, visits with Santa and reindeer, and other ways to make a day of choosing a tree, she said. Buying a tree grown locally keeps money in your hometown economy, Lamb

added. “It’s just a lot more fun to go out and get your own tree,� said Lamb, a Danby resident. “So much of this is personal opinion, and it’s what you grew up with.� Cutting through the debate, one trade group says both tree types are great. The American Christmas Tree Association is a nonprofit organization representing artificial Christmas tree retailers and real Christmas tree retailers. “We advocate the use of Christmas trees, the more the merrier,� said ACTA executive director Jami Warner, of Los Angeles. “It doesn’t matter what kind of Christmas tree, real or artificial, as long as people are purchasing and enjoying Christmas trees. That’s good for the industry.� For sustainability,

Warner said parts of artificial trees can be recycled when their useful life is over. The plastic trees don’t biodegrade, however. Lamb said that municipalities may collect live trees and turn them into mulch. She also pointed to Florida, which sinks old Christmas trees to make ocean habitat. Moving the needle toward further sustainability, some tree farms sell Christmas trees with roots bagged in burlap. The bagged trees, typically younger and smaller than an average cut Christmas tree, can be decorated for the holiday and planted outside when the ground thaws. Bob Hunt, owner of Hunt’s Family Tree Farm, sells bagged Christmas trees. “We bought a tree spade in 1995, and we started digging live trees then,� he said. “There was a market for people who wanted trees for their yard; landscapers needed them.� After that, Hunt’s Christmas tree customers started buying live trees. Warner said ACTA sponsored an analysis of live and artificial trees’ impact on the environment. “It’s a wash between real and artificial trees, from an environmental standpoint,� Warner said. “Neither tree has a significant impact on the environment.� ELYSIA RODGERS is the agriculture and natural resources director for the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service in DeKalb County.

Help offered in marestail battle WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue and Ohio State University Extension have partnered to publish a new fact sheet aimed at helping farmers battle herbicide-resistant marestail and its yield-reducing affects on soybeans. Marestail, also referred to as horseweed, primarily emerges in late summer into fall and again from late-March through June in both Indiana and Ohio. The weed competes with soybean plants for soil nutrients, space and water. Mature marestail also can hinder soybean harvest, and it doesn’t respond to treatment from one of the most commonly used herbicides. “Most populations of marestail in Ohio and Indiana are resistant to glyphosate, and will not be controlled by burndown or post-emergence applications of glyphosate alone,� said Mark Loux, Ohio State Extension weed scientist. Glyphosate resistance means farmers need to pay extra special attention to herbicide application timing so they can try to control marestail during early growth stages when it’s most treatable. It also means soybean growers likely will need to use a cocktail of other herbicides to achieve marestail control. “We continue to struggle with marestail control, so we need to emphasize that it’s a multistep process,� Johnson said. “Soybean growers need to plan a two-pass burndown system with an application in

fall followed by another in spring, or an application in early spring followed by another at planting. “Burndown treatments have to be done before soybeans emerge. Once soybeans emerge, it’s too late.� In addition to the problems with herbicide resistance, marestail is hard to control because it reproduces easily and quickly. According to Johnson and Loux, marestail plants can produce up to 200,000 seeds that are transported by wind, spreading herbicide-resistant populations. The plant is most easily controlled when it’s still in the seedling or rosette stage, so farmers need to apply burndown herbicides before marestail reaches the stem elongation period. The weed overwinters in the rosette stage and remains there through late April when stem elongation, or bolting, starts. Marestail can grow to heights of 3-6 feet and plants that emerge in the fall will start bolting earlier than the springemerging plants, Johnson said. But it’s the spring-emerging plants that cause the most problems for many eastern Corn Belt soybean producers. “Spring-emerging marestail has been the most problematic to manage in the southern half of Ohio and Indiana — especially the plants that emerge in May and June,� he said.



Celebrity hypocrites I’m annoyed that so many Hollywood celebrities hate the system that made them rich. Actor/comedian Russell Brand told the BBC he wants “a socialist, egalitarian system based on the massive redistribution of wealth.” Director George Lucas got rich not just from movies but also by selling Star Wars merchandise. Yet he says he believes in democracy but “not capitalist democracy.” Actor Martin Sheen says, “That’s where the problem lies … It’s corporate America.” And so on. On my TV show, actor/ Kevin Sorbo pointed JOHN author out that such sentiments little sense coming STOSSEL make from entertainers. “It’s a very entrepreneurial business. You have to work very hard to get lucky, mixed with any kind of talent to get a break in this business. I told Clooney, George, you’re worth $100 million — of course you can afford to be a socialist!” It’s bad enough that celebrities trash the only economic system that makes poor people’s lives better. What’s worse is that many are hypocrites. Celebrities who support big-government politicians routinely take advantage of tax breaks, which reduce the amount they contribute to that government. It’s nice that Obama supporter Bon Jovi has a foundation that builds houses for poor people, but at tax time, the musician labels himself a “farmer.” He pays only $100 in state property tax. And his tax dodge gimmick: raising honeybees. Bruce Springsteen sings about factories closing down but pays little tax on the hundreds of acres of land he owns. His dodge: An organic farmer works his land. Hollywood’s campaign to “save the earth” brings out the most hypocrisy. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently announced, “I will fly around the world doing good for the environment.” Really? Flying around the world? I’m amazed they’re not embarrassed by what they say. Maybe they don’t know how clueless they are because reporters rarely confront them about their hypocrisy. Hollywood reporters want access to celebrities, and posing uncomfortable questions reduces access. To fill the gap, Jason Mattera, author of “Hollywood Hypocrites,” confronts hypocritical celebrities. He and his cameraman located Harrison Ford after the actor had himself filmed getting his chest hair waxed. Ford said the pain of ripping out his chest hair should make us think about the pain the earth feels when trees in a rainforest are cut down. Chest hair, rain forest — get it? But that environmental message came from a celebrity who owns seven airplanes. Ford once even flew his private jet to get a cheeseburger! “I don’t care that he owns seven airplanes,” said Mattera, “but do not lecture the rest of us that we’re on the precipice of global warming Armageddon while you have a Sasquatch-sized carbon footprint.” Even though Ford ignored Mattera when confronted by him, at least he was forced to listen to someone questioning his positions. Some actors wake up to the burden of big government when they try doing something outside acting. Actors usually collect a paycheck. They rarely deal with government regulation; their agent handles the details. When actor and lifelong Democrat Rob Schneider tried launching a business, he was so offended by California’s burdensome regulation that he left the state and changed political parties. Arnold Schwarzenegger was enthusiastic about free markets when he owned a bricklaying business. But, unfortunately, during his time as California governor, he started to act more like a supporter of big government. Being a politician has that effect on people, especially in California. Actors Drew Carey and Vince Vaughn are among the few others who’ve seen the light. On ReasonTV, Carey said, “We don’t need a centralized government to tell us what to do all the time.” On a radio show, Vaughn recently said, “I’m very supportive of Ron Paul … As you get older … you just get less trust in the government running anything. If you look at the Constitution and the principles of liberty, the real purpose of government is to protect the individual’s right.” Hooray for Carey and Vaughn. Maybe they’ll convince their colleagues.

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Letter To The Editor • Whether Obama can reclaim country’s trust is highly uncertain To the editor: The electorate that twice put Barack Obama into the White House appears to be having second thoughts. Recent polls show the president’s approval rating has tumbled into the 30s and continues to drop like a stone. The number of citizens who trust Barack Obama to tell the truth and manage the government is equally dismal. It must be especially galling to the White House that former President George W. Bush’s approval rating, for the first time ever, is higher than this president’s. What happened? The most immediate cause is clearly the disastrous failings of the Obamacare website. To his chagrin, the president, who likes to compare himself with Abraham Lincoln, found that on its first day of operation the Obamacare website enrolled fewer than four score and seven applicants. That’s a joke, and the electorate knows it. To add further to the president’s discomfiture, on two separate occasions HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saw the Obamacare website crash just as she was showing it off to carefully selected audiences. In these early days of December, we will soon know how closely the administration’s promise

matches reality. There’s no question that a private company — Amazon, for example — that fielded such a miserable excuse for a website would flounder faster than you could say, “Site down, please try later.” The difference? Government agencies are almost expected to be wasteful and unproductive. Private companies, on the other hand, exist for two reasons — to provide desirable goods and services at affordable prices, and to earn profits for their shareholders. They are managed responsibly, or they go out of business. Beyond the problems of a Homer Simpson website, the president’s repeated assurances that Obamacare would permit us to keep our present doctors and insurance policies have proven to be, in Churchill’s memorable phrase, “a terminological inexactitude.” Or, as the scorned masses in flyover country would say, a lie. How did we come by such a leader? There’s little doubt that Mr. Obama’s race was an important factor in his first electoral victory. To their credit, many voters saw Mr. Obama’s candidacy as a chance to repent as a nation for the racial sins inflicted upon black Americans. It was a noble impulse, but it focused solely upon the color of the candidate’s skin, while ignoring the content of his character. The media, however, in consort with the p.c. thought

police, instantly labeled as “racist” anyone who dared to suggest that Mr. Obama’s qualifications needed looking into. Those qualifications, to put it gently, were almost nonexistent. Barack Obama burst forth from the seamy world of Chicago politics with little to recommend him but an undistinguished record as an Illinois state senator, and he sailed into the U.S. Senate and through the maelstrom of presidential politics on a bright wave of fuzzy rhetoric. His oratory, delivered with the fervor of a tent evangelist and complemented with an on-again, off-again, folksy accent, made the media swoon. The difficulty, though few dared to say it at the time, was that Mr. Obama, for all his dash and charisma, had never governed or managed anything in his entire life. Whether Mr. Obama can reclaim the country’s trust and admiration is highly uncertain. His countrymen can only hope that somehow the President will rely upon the better angels of his nature, such as he may summon, to awaken him to his sworn duties, and to help him set aside his malignant narcissism long enough to become the kind of president that so many of us wish he would choose to be. Kevin Beuret Howe

It’s time to wish upon a Christmas star With the pumpkins tossed into the old garden and the forlorn Pilgrim packed away with Thanksgiving memories, I am ready to make merry and decorate this old house. Kathy and I borrow Aaron’s truck and drive out to Gary Stroh’s for apples and our Christmas trees. It is cold on this afternoon as we follow Gary among the small tree forest he has created for wanderers such as us. There are other families as well, only they seem to find their trees quicker than we do. Gary holds the trees up one by one while intermittently going into the shop to sell apples and cider, but always returning. We finally find our trees, and I laugh at the two of us tramping through his little forest much like the Baldwin sisters from “The Waltons.” Gary saws the bottom off the trees and we both save ours. I use mine as a token of thankfulness. When I have a table full of friends we pass around the Christmas tree piece and each one in turn shares a story, a poem or a prayer. Gary puts the trees into the truck, and we go in to pay, gathering up apples as well. This is my first year to buy my tree from Gary. Without family, it felt a little lonely to go out to Booth’s. We buy poinsettias from Rural King and head on home. Kathy and I haul her tree up to the porch. I insist that I can handle mine alone. Oh, how wrong I am. Hmm … now when was the last time I carried a tree into my house? Usually my boys do it for me so it is no wonder I carried it apex first through my front door. The first half of the tree fits nicely under the old lintel, but then we (the tree and I) are stuck. I pull and pull as in the Russian tale of the enormous turnip. With branches snapping off and almost losing my front door as

well, I finally get it inside. Just then Aaron shows up at my door and the two of us put it in the stand. He can’t stay as he has plans with his family. I decorate alone. I haul down boxes of lights and antique ornaments and find little notes hidden among the treasures. These notes are hand written to Santa in days of yore and Santa’s returned messages. I must cry. There is no other way. LOU ANN I give myself permission to HOMAN- think about those days on farm with three little SAYLOR the tow-headed boys and the merriment we all enjoyed. The rest of the house receives bows and lights and, in the end, all is well. School finishes with a flurry this week with finals and saying farewell to my classes. These young people have amazed me this semester … their youth, their enthusiasm, their humor. I believe it is true that students can teach us more than we will ever teach them. I bring in Tom’s doughnuts to the early morning finals and return projects and such. We do our work and finish all the tasks, except for one final event. I tell them to put on their winter garb (they were warned ahead of time!) and we head out to the courtyard. It is 7 degrees in one class. In the other class the snow falls like feathers from the sky. We make a circle and I pull out the last of the poetry books and read to them. I tell them about the movie “Dead Poets Society” with Robin Williams. They are cold, but they listen in the silence of the morning to e.e.

I decorate alone. I haul down boxes of lights and antique ornaments and find little notes hidden among the treasures. These notes are hand written to Santa in days of yore and Santa’s returned messages. I must cry. There is no other way.

• cummings, Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas and others. Curious students as well as last year’s students walk by; some stay to listen, but the cold gets them in the end and they meander off. We are all cold, but I don’t want them to forget this class so I must end with a memory. It is finally time to let them go. I thank them for their good work, for Poe night, and we say farewell. I run errands in town and arrive home at dusk. I plug in all the lights in this old house. Memories from the past haunt our every move, but this is the day we are given. With the tea kettle whistling on the stove, I find the end piece from my Christmas tree and make a wish upon the Christmas star. LOU ANN HOMAN-SAYLOR lives in Angola at the White Picket Gardens where you can find her gardening or writing late into the night under the light of her frayed scarlet lamp. She is a storyteller, teacher, writer, actress and a collector of front porch stories.





Girl’s doubts put her at odds with parents DEAR ABBY: I’m 16 and come from a devout Roman Catholic family. My parents have taken my brother and me to church every Sunday without fail my entire life. We pray before meals, before school, at bedtime and at other times every day. My room is filled with religious objects. As far as I know, everyone else in my extended family is equally fervent. My problem is, I have never felt very religious. Since I was 10 I have challenged the teachings of the church and, as I mature into adulthood, I’m beginning to identify as agnostic. When I told my parents, at first they were angry and disappointed. Then they told me I was “just going through a phase.” I know this is more than a phase. It’s a personal belief of mine they have been trying to bury my




have minimized your feelings by saying they are only a phase because it was dismissive. That said, you must not allow their devout faith — and your lack of it — to become a contest of wills or a basis for argument. This is an important time in your life with your parents as you enter adulthood. Thank them for the great foundation they have given you. Tell them you hope they will continue to love you as you explore what your beliefs are on this spiritual journey — because it IS a journey. The opposite of faith is not doubt; it is certainty. 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 or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m drawing up a living will, but I don’t understand many of the medical terms I’m encountering. Can you help? DEAR READER: Many people, certainly including me, have asked themselves how they would want to be cared for if they became very sick and unable to speak for themselves. The two most common ways of doing that are to designate one trusted person, such as your spouse, who knows your wishes to make decisions for you — a health care proxy. Another is for you to write a living will. In a living will, you specify how you want to be cared for. A living will is used to determine how aggressive you would like your medical treatments to be as the end of life nears. I’ll explain several terms that you probably are seeing in a draft living will. As you read, think about whether you would, or would not, want

entire life. I can’t continue letting them ignore the real me. The stress of constantly having to lie to my parents about my faith is tearing me apart to the point that it interferes with my DEAR schooland ABBY work social life. How can I convince Jeanne Phillips them that this isn’t a phase, and that I’m not the Catholic girl they want me to be? If they continue to refuse to acknowledge my religious beliefs, who can I turn to for support? — AGNOSTIC DEAR AGNOSTIC: Your parents should not

into the trachea (windpipe). Mechanical ventilation can be used short-term as a bridge to recovery, or long-term. • Organ-sustaining treatment. This is a set of drugs, medical procedures and machines that can keep you alive for an indefinite period of time. Mechanical ventilation is one common example. Another is kidney dialysis, a machine that cleans toxins out of your blood when your kidneys cannot do the job. Such treatments cannot cure a terminal condition. I’m like most people: I didn’t exactly look forward to drawing up a will or a living will. But I saw the burden that not having done so caused the families of my friends and patients. That convinced me to do it. DR. KOMAROFF is a physician and professor at Harvard Medical School. His website is

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Call today to schedule a Tour! 260-668-4415 199 Northcrest Road Angola, IN 46703 PETS WELCOME! Restrictions apply. E-mail to: crosswaitestates@

Our Gift To You.. Up to $1000 in FREE rent! • Free Heat & Hot/Soft Water! • $99.00 Deposits! • Pet-Friendly Community! • A Great Place to Call Home!

CALL TARA TODAY! NELSON ESTATES 260-349-0996 1815 Raleigh Ave., Kendallville 46755

Angola ONE BR APTS. $425/mo., Free Heat. 260-316-5659

Welders WANTED in & around the Ft. Wayne Area $30.00 + per hr. And Benefits! Please Call Brian @


Shipshewana Now Leasing! Sulky Downs Apts. Call (260) 768-7289 Handicap Accessible Equal Housing Opportunity “This institution is an equal opportunity provider, and employer.”

Angola/Silver Lake 3 BR 2 BA 2 story, walkout basement, No Smoking, No Pets $800 mo. + util.

Kendallville 4 BR 2 BA, Att. Garage, Stove & D/W $750/mo. + $1000 dep. 502 Seagraves 260 347-5268 Waterloo Land contract, 3 BR garage, $400/mo. 260 615-2709



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

OFFICE SPACE Auburn Office -1100 sq. ft., nice 100 N. Clark St. Call 925-4660


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)

GARAGE SALES Fremont 40 Lane 201 B * (off of Lk George Rd.) Dec. 14 & 15 • 9 - 3 MOVING SALE Piano, furniture, TVs, kitchen items & much more.

OPEN HOUSES Kendallville

Bored? Check out Happenings in Friday’s newspaper!

BREAKING NEWS Open House Sun., Dec.. 15 • 1-4pm 230 E. Rush St. 1650 Sq. Ft. (260)760-5056

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The News Sun has an opening for a Part-Time Assistant District Manager. The primary responsibility of the position is to assist the district manager with overseeing our home delivery operation.

Mechanic and Electrician Opportunities Metal Technologies, Auburn Casting Center (MTA), located in Auburn Indiana, is a well maintained, modern green sand iron foundry that utilizes DISAmatic molding technology to produce both gray and ductile iron castings serving a diverse customer base. MTA has immediate employment opportunities for a Maintenance Mechanic and a Maintenance Electrician, both on 2nd shift. The Mechanic position is responsible for performing a variety of mechanical and basic electrical maintenance, repair and troubleshooting work on foundry related equipment, facility and grounds. Wage rate is $20.50/hr. reaching $22.06/hr. within approximately 8 months. Requirements include: • High school diploma or equivalent • 5 years minimum industrial maintenance experience • Journeyman training preferred The Electrician position is responsible for troubleshooting, maintaining, installing and repairing foundry related electrical systems (relay logic, PLC) and some mechanical maintenance. Wage rate is $21.65/hr. reaching $23.19/hr. within approximately 8 months. Requirements include: • High school diploma or equivalent • 3 years minimum industrial maintenance electrician experience • Journeyman training preferred Qualified candidates must complete drug screen and background check. Both 2nd shift roles have an additional $.35/hr. shift premium. Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, 401k with match, bonus program, educational reimbursement, 10 holidays, vacation plan and others.

We are seeking an individual who is out-going and dependable, has good communication skills and doesn’t mind working at night. Delivery and management experience in any industry are a plus but not necessary. Work hours are normally between 1:00 am and 7:00 am and include weekends.

Applications are available on-line at www.metal–

Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and a good driving record to use company vehicles. Also, must be able to lift 30 pounds repeatedly and be able to deliver door-to-door when needed.

Apply at: The News Sun 102 N. Main St., Kendallville Or send resume to: EOE

Lake of the Woods Country/Lake setting Rent or buy 3 BR, Senior Discount $475/mo. 260-348-8560


Carriers are independent contractors and not employees.

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We are currently seeking a 1st shift short haul driver, and a 2nd shift yard driver. Candidates must possess a Class A CDL license, have a minimum of three years flatbed experience, and a clean driving record. We offer an excellent wage and benefit package. Forward resume to: rcrandall@dexteraxle .com or apply in person at: Dexter Axle 500 South 7th Street Albion, IN 46701

2 BR, updated, large kitchen & LR, one block to lake, nice park, others available. $450/mo. (260) 488-3163


260-417-8356 Drivers Driver Trainees! Get Fee-Paid CDL Training Now! Learn to drive for US Xpress New Driver’s can earn $800/wk & Benefits! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Be trained &based locally! 1-800-882-7364

Hamilton Lake

Avilla 1 & 2 BR APTS $450-$550/ per month. Call 260-897-3188



Experienced TIG & Stick

12 Month Lease Nov. & Dec. $200. OFF full month’s rent.

Auburn $99 First Month 2BR-VERY NICE! SENIORS 50+ $465 No Smokers/ No Pets (260) 925-9525

(260) 333-5457

Production Employees

APARTMENTS $49 Deposit

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

Spacious 1 & 2 BR, Peaceful, Clean, Pet Friendly. No appl. fee.




Contact Connie DiFilippo for an interview

EOE Drivers


Apply at: Health

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Send resume to: Deardorf Property Management








ADOPT: Our open arms and loving heart are ready to welcome a baby. We’ll provide a lifetime of love, laughter, education and security. Expenses paid. Teri & Brian 877-855-7916 or adopt123@optimum .net




Qualified individuals should mail completed applications to:

METAL TECHNOLOGIES AUBURN Attention: Human Resources 1537 West Auburn Drive, Auburn, Indiana 46706 Equal Opportunity Employer

Difficult rating: 4 (of 5) 12-14

MERCHANDISE American Girl Doll clothes & accessories, including horses, furniture, 1 salon set, 1 wheelchair set. Handmade & retail. 13600 Mead Rd. 2 miles east of Clear Lake. Heated shop, easy access. Mon. - Sat. • 9-5 until Dec. 24 (517) 368-5483 Bose Wave radio with multiple CD disc changer with remote control. $600 (260)665-5855 Christian Novels individual or by the lot. $1.00 and up. (260) 242-7435 FREE: 6’ Christmas Tree, multi-colored lights. 357-5590






Free: Culligan Water Softener parts & tank (260) 351-4244

FIREWOOD FOR SALE Large truck load $65.00. Can deliver 260 927-4138

Free to Good Home: 2 yr. old cat, Sally May, Indoor, very loveable, Black & Brown (260)599-4122

2002 Impala high mileage, AM/FM CD player. $1,800. 260 665-7363

Soapstone Heritage Wood Stove, heats up to 1,900 sq. ft. used 3 mos. $3,250. new selling for $1,500. firm. 260 475-1283

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

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

FREE: 8 kittens black & white, cream, yellow, spotted. 260 242-1992 FREE: Kitten, 10 week old female. 260 488-2877


Brand NEW in plastic!

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

BUILDING MATERIALS PIONEER POLE BUILDINGS Free Estimates Licensed and Insured 2x6 Trusses 45 year Warranted Galvalume Steel 19 Colors Since 1976 #1 in Michigan Call Today 1-800-292-0679

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)


KPC Phone Books

FREE: Christmas ornaments & decorations. 260 316-5400

Steuben, DeKalb, Noble/LaGrange


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

SETSER TRANSPORT AND TOWING 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

up to $1000.00


$25.00 TO START Payment Plans, Chapter 13 No Money down. Filing fee not included. Sat. & Eve. Appts. Avail. Call

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

Divorce • DUI • Criminal • Bankruptcy

General Practice KRUSE & KRUSE,PC

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



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


CARS 2011 Ford Taurus LTD 57,000 HW mi. $19,250 obo 260-243-5666

35 + Designer Perfumes. (Charlie, Navy, Wings, etc.) $35.00. Call or text, (260) 336-7774

Call Danita or stop by today!

Affordable Rents No Water, Trash or Gas Bill

$50 WALMART GIFT CARD Move in by Dec. 31, 2013 to receive your gift card!

Rents starting as low as $450/month Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments with unique oor plans

Black portable electrolog infra red space heater, used once, with monitor & manual. Purchased new $140. now $50 firm. Angola 260 665-9769

Chicago Bears Sweatshirt. Size L. Very nice, $10.00. (260) 636-2356 Christmas Tree w/ Stand. 10 Ft. +. Downsizing. some lights. Great cond. $50 obo. (260)488-2394 Circular carpenter’s Skilsaw with new blade. Great gift. $25.00 Angola 665-9769 Commercial contractor use electric stapler, never used. Great for installing ceiling tile, dry wall, carpets. $25. w/T-50 staples. Angola 665-9760

Tear offs, wind damage & reroofs. Call (260)627-0017

Ashley Ashley All the comforts of home without the hassles of home ownership. Designed and built


speciďŹ cally for the Independent Carefree Senior 55 or Better.

Affordable rent rate includes ALL utilities


Income limits apply.

Call today for a tour!


A New Apartment Home Awaits You at

CROSSWAIT ESTATES FREE HEAT, WATER, SEWER & TRASH. RESIDENTS PAY ELECTRIC ONLY. LOW RENTAL RATES. Call today to schedule a tour! 260-668-4415 199 Northcrest Road Angola, IN 46703

PETS WELCOME! Restrictions apply. E-mail to: crosswaitestates@

ANGOLA HOUSING AUTHORITY 617 Willams Street Angola, IN 46703

(260) 665-9741 Equal Housing Opportunity for Families and Individuals Income-Based Apartments Available

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MOVE-IN SPECIAL 1 BR apartments available Water, sewer, trash pick-up & satellite TV service included in rent! Limited rental assistance available to those who qualify.

1 Bedroom Apartment Available • Basic rent starting at $391 • Security Deposit $200 • Water, sewer & trash pickup included in rent

Rental assistance is available for qualiďŹ ed applicants. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 62 years & older or disabled of any legal age may apply. Rent based on all sources of income and medical expenses.

Phone/Fax 260-357-5180 For hearing impaired only call TDD 1-800-743-3333 “This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer�

Connie Jean Crossing Apartments 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms Hurry in. Space is limited! No water, trash, or gas bill.

$$$$Savings$$$$ • A community room with cable television and computers with internet access • Fully equipped kitchen • Central air conditioning • Dishwasher, microwave & garage disposal • Refrigerator & stove • On site laundry room • Washer & dryer hook-up • Attached storage unit • Playground & basketball court • Gazebo & patio area • BBQ grills with picnic tables & pavilion • Onsite manager & maintenance person

1400 Connie Jean Crossing Garrett, IN 46738 OfďŹ ce Hours: M-Th 8 AM - 4 PM 260.357.3276 Call Cathy or stop in today!

Four Sturdy Brown Vinyl Barstools. Stools with backs. $25.00 for all. (260) 349-1319

Sm. Christmas Quilt Very Cute. $15 (260)319-4113

Large Motorcycle Helmet. Scorpion Exo, $50.00. (260) 220-3572


Must sign lease by Dec. 31, 2013.

This special is good until 12/31/13.

1998 DeerďŹ eld Lane, DEERFIELD Kendallville APARTMENTS Hours: 1998 DeerďŹ eld Lane, M-F 8-5


Kendallville Hours: M-F 8-5

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

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Trim Line Exercise Bike w/ Rowing Handles. $40 (260)925-3880 White Westinghouse Electric Stove. $50 (260)665-1113

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


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







Avilla Avilla

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Presence LaVerna Terrace Located at 517 N. Main St, Avilla, IN


• Part of the Sacred Heart Home campus

(260) 333-5457




• 31 independent living apartments • 20 Medicaid assisted living apartments


Apartments $49 Deposit with a 14 month lease Spacious 1 & 2 BR, Peaceful, Clean, Pet Friendly, No Appl. Fee

January FREE Rent December 1/2 off 260-866-2843

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Toilet Stool Overhead cabinet. 18 wide x 36 tall x 6� deep. Like new. $25.00. Call or text, (574) 535-3124 Toro 625 Walk behind Snow blower. Runs, needs a little tuning. $45.00. (260) 665-7300

Large Christmas Quilt Tapestry * Beautiful $40. (260)319-4113


50 OFF

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

Symbol Ortho Full Size Mattress, box spring set, clean. $50. 260 351-3440

Ice Fishing Mickey Mouse Boots-size 9 $25. (260)347-0951

Lots of Plastic Beads New, colored, pony beads, etc. $30.00. (260) 925-1267

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

Solid Wood Fireplace with Firebox. $50.00 260 242-1992

High Chair, rocker, desk All in one, $50.00 (260) 463-6979

For Hearing Impaired Only, Call TDD # 1-800-743-3333 This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider & Employer.


Small Electric Grill Chef II. Never used, good for sandwiches. $12.00. (260) 316-3742

Heavy Yard Swing. Will need painting. $35.00. (260) 316-3742

830 W. State St. Ashley, IN 46705

• A Great Place to Call Home! Bring this ad in for savings.


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

900 Griswold Ct., Auburn, IN 46706 www.griswoldestates@



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


Up to $1000 in FREE rent! • Free Heat & Hot/Soft Water! • $99.00 Deposits! • Pet-Friendly Community!

1815 Raleigh Ave., Kendallville 46755



Our Gift To You..


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

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 62 years of age or older, disabled any legal age may apply. Rent based on all sources of income and medical expenses.

Kendallville Kendallville Rosedorf Park Apartments

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

Heavy Duty Punching Bag, $20.00 obo. (260) 351-4244

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

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Baby Tub & Baby Saucer $20.00 for both (260) 463-6979

2 Rubber made type 35 gal. hard plastic trash barrels w/snap on lids. $10.00 ea. Angola 665-9769


Glass Block Book Ends 50th Anniversary of Moose Lodge 1917-1967. Filled with pennies. $30.00. (260) 925-2672

Baby Swing Hardly used, $25.00 (260) 463-6979

18 Ladies Fashion Purses. $25 for all (260)319-4113


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

Ashbury Inn Dept. 56 Lighted house $45.00 (260)347-0951

15 Scrub Tops All kinds of patterns. All very nice shape. Size XL, $25.00. (260) 636-2356


Four, White, Wooden Kitchen Chairs. $15.00 for all. (260) 349-1319

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

County Line Roofing

300 N. Terrace Blvd., Angola

OFFICE HOURS: Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

9 Ft. Christmas Tree w / lights. Sold for $400, 5 yrs ago. $50 847-533-2745

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


Located directly behind Walmart

220 S. Ijams St., Garrett, IN 46738

6 Vintage Blue Ball Glass Jars w/Zinc Lids. 1/2 gal. qt. & pints. $30.00. Call or text, (260) 336-7774





50 Children’s VHS. Mostly Disney. $50.00. Call or text, (260) 336-7774

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


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

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

Angola Angola 1257+&5(67 $3$570(176


48x25 Antique Mirror, wood frame, 2 shelves. $30.00. Call or text, (574) 535-3124

Indiana Auto Auction, Inc.--Huge Repo Sale Thursday, Dec. 19th. Over 100 repossessed units for sale. Cash only. $500 deposit per person required. Register 8am-9:30am to bid. No public entry after 9:30am. (A)

30 VHS Classics (Star Wars, etc.) & Action (The Witness, etc.) $20.00. Call or text, (260) 336-7774

(260) 238-4787



260-925-0200 or 800-381-5883 A debt relief agency under the Bankruptcy Code.


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

Hot Rod Loaded 57 Ford Fairlane 500 Lincoln 1996 Mark VIII engine, chrome, new trans. I have all new parts to finish. Will sell, trade or somebody to finish. 260 495-4751 Guaranteed Top Dollar For Junk Cars, Trucks & Vans. Call Jack @ 260-466-8689





APARTMENTS Now accepting applications for 1 & 2 bedroom apartments Applications can be picked up onsite at Admissions box

Water, Sewer & Trash Pickup included in rent

352 North St., Topeka


TTD 1-800-743-3333

260-347-5600 We are an equal opportunity employer & provider.

The Star - December 14, 2013  

The Star is the daily newspaper serving DeKalb County in northeast Indiana.

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