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In an attempt to garner more recognition and raise community awareness, the coalition will be hosting a concert 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, at Warsaw Community Church. Christian band For the Fatherless, hailing from Nashville, Tenn., will perform. The goal of the concert is to educate members of the community about what needs to be done for vulnerable children and what they can do to help. Admission is free, but love donations are appreciated. Workman said, “Our goal at the ministry is to give free supplies to foster families in need.” According to Alley, “We all want to do whatever we can for kids. ... Jesus would want us to do this.” For more information how you can help or to sign up as a volunteer, contact Janice Workman at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit wlgbc.com/roomatthetable.
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Genealogist helps preserve family histories %\ /$85,( /(&+/,71(5 (GLWRU ,Q &KLHI “I became interested in genealogy about 30 years ago,” stated Faye Myers, Warsaw. “My fatherin-law always told stories about his grandfather who served in the Civil War. “The family believed he was wounded at Gettysburg and that was why he had a limp throughout his life. Facts are very important to me. I decided to check out this information.” And that’s just what she did. She and her husband, Bill, took a trip to Washington, D.C. “We visited the National Archives and saw some of the letters great-grandpa sent back and forth from Washington to get his pension. We visited Gettysburg and saw his name, Jonathon Barron, listed on the Pennsylvania Civil War monument. But upon closer research, we found that his leg injury actually happened when he was out chopping wood with another soldier. His friend’s ax head fell off and hit him in the leg. He was in the hospital for several months because of that accident.” Now people can save the legwork and do much of their family research online. “But I still ﬁnd there’s a lot of information missing if a person is not willing to travel and search out
the facts and details, such as walking through old cemeteries, going through old books, papers, census records and family Bible records.” Another family myth was that Myers’ great-grandmother Minnie was an Indian princess. “After doing the research and checking my DNA through ancestry.com, I found out there is no Native American blood in our family. Instead, I have 42% Eastern European ancestry.” When beginning a family genealogy study, Myers said, one should start by writing down the family history they know. “List your parents, grandparents. Then try talking to those older members of the family and ask about their lives. Listen to the family stories, but realize they are not always 100% true.” Last summer, Myers printed up booklets tracing her husband’s family history back to the Revolutionary War. “I handed it out at a family reunion. Because Bill can trace his family roots back to the Revolution, he is now part of the Sons of the American Revolution. To be a member of that group, a person must have documentation they are descended from a Patriot who served during the Revolutionary War.” Doing family research gives ancestors recognition again. It reveals a bit of their personali-
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when she embarked on the journey. What courage that must have taken.” After she retired from the work world, Myers started volunteering for the Kosciusko County Historical Society. “I work with a small group of delightful ladies. The genealogy library is at the Old Jail Museum. People come to us for help in doing their family genealogies.” Myers was also part of the team who created the book, “Schools of Kosciusko County, 1835-1975,” published in 2016. The Bicentennial Legacy Project contains pictures and stories of the county’s schools. She concluded, “I love the feeling of accomplishment I get in preserving history for future generations. We need to remember our ancestors and our historical roots.”
Sidney Fire Department hosting ice cream social The Sidney Fire Department will be hosting its annual ice cream social 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at their station, 103 E. Center St., Sidney. Ice cream ﬂavors include chocolate, vanilla and lemon. Eat your ﬁll and pay what you will. For more information, contact Tylette Watmough, Sidney Fire volunteer, at (574) 933-4276. Patriot Plumbing, Heating and Air
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Legacy Family Health Care focuses on provider-patient relationship %\ /($+ 6$1'(5 6WDII :ULWHU Legacy Family Health Care wants to bring “the (health care) relationship back to the provider and the patient.” The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon-cutting for the business on Saturday, May 21, which was also the date of its grand opening. It’s located at 308 S. Scott St., Warsaw, and has been in operation since February, having not had a grand opening earlier related to COVID-19 and ﬁnishing work on the building. Legacy functions differently from other health care ofﬁces, said its co-owner Kyle McDaniel. “Legacy Family Health Care is Warsaw’s ﬁrst direct primary care center,” she said. “She (coowner Lindsay Kreps) and I had previously worked at other practices together, and having worked in traditional medicine for 15-20 years, we know there’s a better way to do it.”
McDaniel explained how direct primary care works. “It takes the relationship back to the provider and the patient,” she said. “Direct primary care is a grassroots movement nationwide. There’s over 1,700 in the United States, there’s 30 in Indiana, but we are the ﬁrst for Warsaw, so we do not participate with third party payers. We do not accept insurance.” Legacy also is not part of any hospital network. “We are independent and therefore she (Kreps) has the autonomy to practice how she chooses and always putting the patient in the forefront of the need as opposed to checking off a list to meet insurance requirements,” said McDaniel. She also explained how payment works for Legacy’s services. “Services are available either à la carte, pay for a fee or for direct membership, so you can do membership and that membership has one ﬂat fee, which
ISP’s Chad Sherwood retiring after 25 years Indiana State Police Master Trooper Detective Chad Sherwood is set to retire after a career with the Indiana State Police that &+$' spanned a 6+(5:22' quarter century. Sherwood, an Elkhart County native, is a graduate of Elkhart Central High School. He went on to earn a degree in physical education from Anderson University. Sherwood began his career with the Indiana State Police after being selected to attend the Indiana State Police 55th Recruit Academy, graduating in 1997. Sherwood’s ﬁrst assignment was to patrol on the Indiana Toll Road. In the fall of 2001, Sherwood transferred to the Bremen District, where he patrolled until being promoted to the rank of corporal in December 2004.
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Sherwood served as a corporal at the Toll Road Post through December 2006 before returning to the Bremen Post as a detective. In 2008, Sherwood voluntarily returned to patrol duties for four years before returning to the Bremen Post Detective Bureau in 2012, where he remained until retirement. During his tenure with the State Police, Sherwood has served as a ﬁeld training ofﬁcer and on the tactical intervention platoon. Sherwood has investigated many high-proﬁle cases throughout the years and earned an award in 2014 for Investigation of the Year for an investigation he conducted into a double murder and police action shooting that occurred in a local grocery store. When asked to sum up his career, Sherwood said he does not even know where to start because there has been so much. Sherwood’s last day was Tuesday, June 14. He will make the trip to Indianapolis to turn in his car and equipment before going “1042” for the last time.
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found himself in good company with a fellow student from their former high school — Walter Matthau. From this point the acting career took off. He renamed himself Tony Curtis, had several successful roles, and also married well-known starlet Janet Leigh after working as her costar in “Houdini.” The personal life did not stay stable, likely the residue of such a traumatic childhood. Curtis was married a total of six times and had several romances with famous actresses. He also struggled with addictions that affected his career greatly. He eventually recognized he needed help and decided to straighten out his life. During his rehab he fell in love, not with starlets, but with the painting he had always done as a hobby. His work became well known and sought after, bringing in high dollars. His art work became so successful one of his pieces is now in the permanent collection in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. His style became recognizable and was very unique. His technique in oil paint has been recognized by many critics and art experts as superb. Painting saved him and gave him an outlet where he could ﬁnd much comfort and happiness. It has that effect on many. Curtis died of cardiac arrest on September 30, 2010, at the age of 85, in Henderson, Nevada. He was survived by his sixth wife, Jill Vandenberg, his daughters Kelly Lee, Jamie Lee,
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mentioning part of the reason was to meet the desire for it locally, as nobody else was providing in-home palliative care in Kosciusko County. “So at the end of 2021, we just made a conscious decision for a variety of reasons — health care is changing, reimbursement is changing, it’s hard to get staff — so we looked at what Kosciusko County needed, and they needed in-home palliative care,” he said. “Palliative care is that service for those patients who are either chronically ill … and maybe they’re terminal. They’re not pursuing aggressive treatment, but they’re just mentally not ready for hospice yet,” explained Hall.
He said the organization can offer therapy and health care to patients through palliative care and later they can opt to use Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice’s services if they chose to. “They’re still ﬁghting to live, but they’re probably not going to get any better,” said Hall regarding palliative care patients. “Now our goal is to help them maintain as long as they can. That’s also the goal with hospice. … People equate hospice with death; well, hospice is about comfort care for those who are dying. It’s not about helping people die, it’s about helping people live comfortably until they die.” Hall noted Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice’s services were also about providing support for their patients’ families. For the new program, Hall said they trained current staff members how to provide the care. Shelley Holderman, who previously was a part-time hospice nurse for the organization, now serves as clinical community liaison, helping inform people about the program. Hall said social care workers who assist with Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice’s patients are now helping its palliative care patients as well. “That’s critical for helping them to navigate (the) health care system,” said Hall. He noted Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice is still serving its Veterans Affairs patients. “Our VA patients who were getting traditional home care, we kept those, because No. 1, we feel it’s very important to support our veterans, and No. 2, most of them are chronically ill,” said Hall. With the new program, Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice aims to serve ﬁve palliative care patients a day. To learn more about utilizing Kosciusko Home Care & Hospice’s services, call (574) 372-3401 or visit koshomecare.org.
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Cardinal Services board of directors has named Vickie Lootens as executive director, effective July 1, after accepting Matthew Boren’s resignation from the position. “We’re thankful to Matt for all he has done to help Cardinal rebound from difﬁcult times and prepare for a thriving future, and we wish him well,” said Cardinal Board Chair Anne Hill. “We are conﬁdent that Vickie’s deep love for Cardinal Services and its purpose make her an ideal choice as Cardinal’s next leader, building on the progress of the past year.” Ongoing initiatives at Cardinal Services include creating new employment pathways for persons served; expanding and enhancing services, such as new behavior consulting services and club rooms in day services; and completing the Ability Campaign to support facility renovations. “It has been an honor and a blessing to be part of the Cardinal story thus far,” Boren said. “I am conﬁdent the organization is moving in a healthy direction full of opportunities, and I look forward to seeing what the future brings.” Lootens has been with Cardinal Services for more than 17 years, starting in employment services, then shifting to the development team where she currently serves as chief development ofﬁcer. “I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Cardinal Services and build on the tremendous momentum of the past year,” Lootens said. “I look forward to being part of the effort to bring Cardi-
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First Federal Savings Bank aims to be “a community bank.” “As a community bank with over 100 years in business, our goal is to try to be a good partner with all our customers and our communities we operate in,” said President and CEO Michael Zahn. “We feel we’re only as strong as the communities we operate in and we take our role as a community leader, whether it’s in Huntington County, Kosciusko County or Allen County, very seriously and so we try to ﬁnd those solutions with those local decisionmaking hands-on opportunities working with our customers and we feel the community bank model is alive and well,” he continued. The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of the Huntington County-based bank’s second location at 445 W. 250N, Warsaw, with a ribbon-cutting on Wednesday, June 8. The location opened May 16. Zahn noted some of the employees there also work at the other Warsaw location at 402 E. Center St. “All of the employees we try to hire from the Kosciusko area so we have roots here in the community,” said Zahn. “They know the community and they know what the needs are and we just try to meet those needs as a ﬁnancial institution.
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Lilly Center welcomes assistant director of research The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams has appointed its new assistant director of research, Matthew Burlingame, who assumed the position Wednesday, June 15. Burlingame joins the Lilly Center with more than 25 years of experience in data and statistical analysis, research and
education. His career spans nine years serving at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, six years as an instructor of environmental studies at Manchester University and three years with Pennsylvania’s Warren County Conservation District writing grant proposals and organizing stream monitor-
Governor Holcomb appoints North Manchester woman to committee Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced several appointments to various state boards and commissions Monday, June 13. Of the 30 new appointees, one hails from Kosciusko County: Sherry Searles of North Manchester. Searles, who is the child care and early learning coalition director for LaunchPad with the Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce, will serve until June 30, 2025. Joining Searles on the Early Learning Advisory Committee are: • Erin Donovan, New Castle, an associate professor and early
childhood department chair with Ivy Tech Community College; he will serve until June 30, 2024. • Lisa Johnson, Hammond, CEO of Lisa’s Safe Haven Child Care; she will serve until June 30, 2024. • Rob Moorhead, Aurora, superintendent of the South Ripley Community School Corporation; he will serve until June 30, 2025. • Maureen Weber, Indianapolis, president and chief executive ofﬁcer of Early Learning Indiana; she will serve until June 30, 2024. Holcomb also appointed Weber to serve as chair of the committee.
GWMA raises money for Ukraine relief The Greater Warsaw Ministerial Association reached its goal of $2,500 by collecting
Trine DPT class of 2024 receives white coats Trine University welcomed its newest Doctor of Physical Therapy class at a special ceremony May 20. Melissa Goss, Warsaw, is a local student who received her white coat.
$2,515 to help with relief in Ukraine. Monies were given to World Compassion Network, which has contacts in Poland helping refugees ﬂeeing Ukraine, currently under attack by Russia. “We greatly appreciate the support of everyone who helped us collect monies to help with relief for Ukrainians,” noted Ken Locke, president of the GWMA. “Please pray for a peaceful resolution to this situation.” For more information go to gwma.info.
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program. Ultimately, with Matt’s direction, our data will create actionable steps for our community.” As assistant director of research, Burlingame will work alongside Dr. Bosch and the rest of the Lilly Center research team to strategize major research efforts, analyze data and present ﬁndings to the public. He will also support the environmental science program at Grace College through potential teaching and student mentorship opportunities. The Lilly Center for Lakes & Streams at Grace College conducts research, provides resources, engages and educates residents and collaborates with local organizations to make the lakes and streams of Kosciusko County clean, healthy, safe and beautiful. To date the Lilly Center has conducted scientiﬁc research on
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Indiana State Fair announces 2022 Hoosier Lottery free stage concerts The Indiana State Fair recently unveiled the ﬁrst wave of its 2022 list of scheduled concerts as part of the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage schedule, July 29 through Aug. 21. The Hoosier Lottery Free Stage has become a summertime staple for concertgoers and music lovers. The lineup each year consists of some of music’s most legendary acts and this year is no exception. All shows at the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage are free with paid fair admission and seating is ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served. A limited number of premium section access tickets will also be made available at a later time. All shows start at 7:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise. The ﬁrst wave announcement for 2022 Hoosier Lottery Free Stage at the Indiana State Fair schedule includes: Kansas, Friday, July 29 (opening day). This classic rock band from Topeka, Kan., nearing ﬁve decades in the classic rock scene, has become one of the most inﬂuential rock bands to date. Composed of Phil Ehart, Billy Greer, Ronnie Platt, David Ragsdale, Tom Brislin and Richard Williams, Kansas appeared on the Billboard charts for more than 200 weeks throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s Chaka Khan, Wednesday, Aug. 3. Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy. The 10-time GRAMMY Award winner is looking forward to a celebration of a lifetime. A songwriter, actor, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur and activist, Chaka Khan has inﬂuenced generations of recording artists. Zach Williams, Sunday, Aug. 14. A GRAMMY award-winning
contemporary Christian artist, Williams aims to share his story of how he found his faith, with honesty and clarity into his troubled past. Zach is a Tennessee-based Christian singer who infuses outlaw country, the dirtroad grit of southern rock and the contemporary roots music of alt-country into his sound to create a unique and special way to spread his passion for God. Happy Together Tour, Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Happy Together Tour consists of six bands: The Turtles, Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, The Association, The Classics IV, The Vogues and The Cowsills. These bands that had their biggest hits in the ‘60s and ‘70s and brought timeless sounds and songs like “Happy Together” by the Turtles, one of the most recognizable songs of that time period. Carly Pearce, Friday, Aug. 19. Pearce is a young country singer on the rise, releasing her ﬁrst album in 2017. Her platinum-certiﬁed No. 1 song, “I Hope You’re Happy Now,” with artist Lee Brice, has earned CMA nominations for New Artist of the Year,
Song of the Year and Video of the Year, and won Musical Event of the Year. She has exploded in the country scene, touring alongside Blake Shelton, Rascal Flatts and Luke Bryan. Sarah M. Taylor, executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, noted, “The Hoosier Lottery has enjoyed a great relationship with the Indiana State Fair for many years. This year we are proud to sponsor the popular free stage that features a variety of outstanding talent. The free stage has become a ‘winning ticket’ for all fairgoers.” The 2022 Indiana State Fair is scheduled to open Friday, July 29, and will run through Aug. 21, when fairgoers can enjoy The Greatest 18 Days of Summer at this iconic Hoosier tradition. For more information, visit indianastatefair.com or follow the Indiana State Fair on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The 2022 Indiana State Fair will be Fun at the Speed of Summer with the theme of “Celebrating Indiana’s Automotive Excellence,” presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group.
Kosciusko GOP parade float needs festival passengers The Mermaid Festival Parade will take place Saturday, June 25, in North Webster. The Kosciusko GOP needs Republicans to ride on the GOP pa-
rade ﬂoat. We will line up on Efﬁe May Street by 3:20 p.m. For more information, text Rhonda Helser at (574) 376-0025 or Troy Helser at (574) 376-0027.
Local graduates recognized The following local students recently graduated from their respective colleges/universities: Goshen College Nappanee — Mackenzie Jane Moren, Brayton Keith Yoder New Paris — Maira Lopez North Webster — Jacob Gale Claassen Syracuse — Paula RobinsonRitchie
Wakarusa — Haylee Nicole Pennington Warsaw — Lylian Jacob Hermann Winona Lake — Kristina Nicole Crouse LeTourneau University Claypool — Samuel Lewis Cedarville University Pierceton — Alicia Ochoa College Of William & Mary Warsaw — Ashley Ormsby
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Owen Family Funeral Home enters new chapter Rumors have been swirling for months that Richard and Kim Owen, owners of Owen Family Funeral Home in Syracuse and North Webster, are retiring. Owen is not retiring, although he may cut his hours back a bit as he has sold both funeral homes and the crematory to Cory Benz, owner of Titus Funeral Home in Warsaw. Owen will be staying on as funeral director, managing both the Syracuse and North Webster funeral homes. “I’m still doing what I love to do, taking care of families,” Owen said. He’s been a funeral director for 37 years and plans to continue. Owen and Benz have been working together as small business owners for the last few years. Benz made the offer to buy Owen out “when he was ready,” Benz said. “I think we make an excellent team,” Owen said. “I chose Cory because we’re like-minded. He’s going to take care of families. He’s local. He’s not a big corporate investor,” Owen explained. Both share a common history. Owen worked at the same funeral home Benz trained at, just at a different time. The staff at Owen’s have been offered their current positions, and while some may be cutting their hours back and others increasing them, all of them are
staying on. “So you’ll see all the familiar faces,” Benz said. Those coming to Owen Family Funeral Home in Syracuse or North Webster may see some of the Titus staff, but the Owen name will remain on the door and the phone number will remain the same. “I think the crematory is important,” Benz said. “It’s the only crematory in the county.” “That’s important. Your loved one never leaves our care,” Owen said. Both men are certiﬁed crematory operators. Titus started in Warsaw in 1956 and can track its roots back to 1937. Owen opened the Syracuse funeral home in 2005 after starting in the business in 1985. “He was already serving families for 20 years,” Benz said. “I always looked at this as a ministry for me, taking care of families,“ Owen said. The North Webster funeral home opened in 2010; Kosciusko County Cremation Services opened in 2015. Letters explaining the sale of the business recently went out to those who preplanned their funerals with Owen Family Funeral Home. Both Benz and Owen stressed that those who preplanned their funerals through Owen will have their wishes honored and protected. “Those directives will be followed as they were intended,” Benz said.
The COVID-19 pandemic saw a rise in reports of scammers pretending to be from government agencies. While reports slowed since peaking in early 2021, victims lost more than twice as much money, according to new research by the Better Business Bureau. The BBB warns people to use caution if they are contacted by a government agency demanding money or offering a government grant for a fee. After the BBB published an indepth study in 2020 to educate the public about how to detect government impostor scams, reports to the Federal Trade Commission soared. In 2021, consumers reported losses of more than $445 million in government impostor and government grant scams, up from $175.4 million reported in 2020. Likewise, BBB Scam Tracker data showed victims of government grant scams lost more money in 2021 than in the previous year. This type of scam is one of the top 10 riskiest scams reported to Scam Tracker, according to the 2021 BBB Scam Tracker Risk Report. Scam Tracker reports also showed government impostor scams as the second-most reported scams by businesses in 2021. A Grand Rapids woman said she received a Facebook message from a friend about a government grant. The fake agent had her share personal information over the phone to “prove her identity.” After being told she qualiﬁed, she was told she had to pay $800 to receive a $50,000 grant. The scammer told her she could pay with gift cards, bitcoin or CashApp. She asked the scammer to remove her number from his list but he refused. “Scammers look to take advantage of individuals who ﬁnd themselves vulnerable following the pandemic,” says Lisa Frohnapfel, president and CEO of the BBB Serving Western Michigan. “Be wary of unsolicited calls, texts, emails or letters and investigate the legitimacy of an offer with a trusted source like the BBB before you act.” A Lansing-area woman re-
ceived a phone call claiming there was fraudulent activity connected to her Social Security number and needed to give her birthdate and Social Security number to verify her identity. The scammer told her if she complied, they would read the charges against her. She told the scammer she did not feel comfortable giving her personal information over the phone, and the scammer hung up on her. That’s when she knew it was a scam. The woman said she is still getting the same phone call a year later. The biggest hurdle for those trying to prosecute these scammers is most of the scammers are overseas. BBB’s initial study on this topic showed many of these government-related scams originated in India. Types Of Government Imposter Scams • Social Security Administration: This is the most commonly spoofed government entity. Scammers warn victims their identity has been stolen, then ask them to verify their social security number and other personal information over the phone. • Law enforcement or federal agent: Some scammers pose as law enforcement and threaten immediate arrest if demands aren’t met. They may even ask for payment in gift cards to “solve” the problem. • IRS: Imposters call and threaten arrest unless back taxes are paid. Most reports to BBB Scam Tracker are from people who lost money while ﬁling for an Employee Identiﬁcation Number from websites that looked like they were ofﬁcial. • Government grants: Scammers use hacked social media accounts to tell victims they qualify for a free grant that only costs a small fee to receive. Once the ﬁrst payment is sent, the scammer continues to add various fees. The consumer never receives the grant and loses whatever money and personal information they sent to the scammers. Method Of Payment While gift cards are still the method of payment of choice for
scammers, more are beginning to turn to cryptocurrency. The FTC reported more than $22 million in losses from government imposter scam victims using cryptocurrency as payment in 2021. For more about cryptocurrency scams, read BBB’s study on the topic. Tips to Avoid Government Impostor Or Government Grant Scams • A government agency will not call you. Government agencies like the Social Security Administration, IRS or FBI do not call people with threats or promises of money. The SSA will never threaten you because of an identity theft problem and Social Security numbers are never “suspended.” • Do not always trust your caller ID. Scammers can spoof numbers, making it appear as if they are calling from a government agency. Check with the real agency by going to the agency’s website directly, then click “contact us” to ﬁnd out how to connect. Do not trust numbers that may be included in emails, text messages or internet searches. • Do not click on links inside a text message or email claiming to be from a government agency. Scammers can lead you to fake sites that look legitimate. • Never provide your bank account or other personal information to anyone who calls you. The IRS generally makes its ﬁrst contact with people about taxes by regular mail — not by phone. • Never pay with a gift card, wire transfer or cryptocurrency. No government agency will take those forms of payment. • Don’t pay for a “free” government grant. If you must pay money for a “free” grant, it isn’t free. Go to grants.gov for lists of ofﬁcial grants. Report Potential Scams • Better Business Bureau. File a report with BBB Scam Tracker. • Social Security Administration. Submit a report through the Inspector General’s online form. • IRS. Fill out the IRS Impersonation Scam form at tigta.gov, or call TIGTA at (800) 366-4484. • Federal Trade Commission. 877-FTC-HELP or ftc.gov.
Habitat seeking applications for future homes Kosciusko County residents are invited to apply for a Habitat for Humanity home. “Anyone who wants to apply can drop by our ofﬁce from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, to pick up a paper copy of the application,” said Ben Logan, director of the local Habitat afﬁliate. The ofﬁce is located at 3970 Corridor Drive, Warsaw. A follow-up appointment to submit the application and review next steps must take place no later than 3 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2022. The path to Habitat homeownership is rigorous but rewarding. “All our homeowners will tell you the process takes hard work and patience,” said Logan. “That begins with the application. They would also tell you it’s complete-
ly worth it.” A complete, detailed guide is available at kosciuskohabitat.org/ apply. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko
County, visit kosciuskohabitat.org or facebook.com/kosciuskohabitat. Habitat for Humanity of Kosciusko County is a local afﬁliate of Habitat for Humanity that seeks to promote homeownership
by building affordable housing in the local community. The ReSale Outlet is a storefront owned and operated by the same afﬁliate that sells secondhand furniture, lighting, building materials and other
similar home goods. All proﬁts from the ReSale Outlet support Habitat’s local efforts in Kosciusko County. For more information, visit kosciuskohabitat.org/resale.
Matthew Lehman earns Global Seal of Biliteracy Matthew Lehman, a keyboard performance major at Bob Jones University, recently earned the Global Seal of Biliteracy for Functional Fluency in Spanish after successfully completing the AVANT 4S Assessment. Lehman is a resident of New Paris. To qualify for the Global Seal, students complete an approved proﬁciency exam that evaluates their ability to read, write, listen
and speak a speciﬁc language. They must achieve a minimum intermediate-mid rating in all four skills. “The fact that these students have achieved this level of the Global Seal of Biliteracy after only four semesters of language study is commendable,” said Dr. Amos Kasperek, Division of World Languages and Cultures faculty. “We are so proud of their
hard work and excited for the opportunities in work and service that this micro-credential allows.” The Global Seal of Biliteracy is an international credential that conveys proﬁciency with language skills in two or more languages. It enables educators across the world to quickly validate a student’s language skills to provide appropriate placement in a language program, award
college credit and increase scholarship opportunities. The seal allows employers to verify students’ language skills and be conﬁdent they possess valuable soft skills linked to language learners. In a globally interconnected marketplace, language credentials may also result in pay differentials and increased employment opportunities for students.
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OBITUARIES Lottie C. Bammerlin Lottie Colleen Bammerlin, 79, Akron, died June 10, 2022. She was born Sept. 28, 1942. On Aug. 2, 1964, she married Paul Lyle Bammerlin, who preceded her in death. Surviving are daughters, Beth Colleen Landis, Mentone, and Betsy Jane Weaver, Claypool; four grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Janet Lipply; and several nephews and a niece. Services were held June 15 at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Burial was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.
Jessie J. Beverly Jessie J. Beverly, 31, Warsaw, died June 12, 2022. He was born Oct. 13, 1990. On Feb. 28, 2012, he married Judy Wolsey; she survives. Also surviving are sons, Joseph, Jared and JayCee Beverly; his mother, Donna Beverly; sisters, Serena Palacious and Denise Davis; and many cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends and family may gather at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2000 E. Sheridan St., Warsaw, until the start of services at 4 p.m. Burial will take place privately at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Linda E. Casselman Linda E. “Lynn” Conn Casselman, 74, Warsaw, died June 14, 2022. She was born Oct. 26, 1947. Surviving are daughters, Laura Heilman, Shannon Rogers, Jamie Nichter and Sarah Andres; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathleen Ellison, Colleen Sheets and Amy Kile; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held June 18 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Warsaw. Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Warsaw, was in charge of arrangements.
Ira J. Chupp Ira J. (Junior) Chupp, 93, died at 1 p.m. April 30, 2022. He was born Oct. 13, 1928. On May 8, 1987, he married Peggy Ann Chupp; she survives. Also surviving are his children, Vickie Scarpellini, Jeffrey Brian Chupp and Steve Craig Chupp; his stepchildren, Richard Lee Thornton and Andrew Paul Thornton; six grandchildren; and three greatgrandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, June 24, at Milford
First Brethren Church. There will be sandwiches, salads and drinks following the ceremony at the church.
Michael David Cook Michael David Cook, 54, Nappanee, died at 8 a.m. June 13, 2022. He was born Feb. 14, 1968. He is survived by a son, Evan Cook, Bremen; daughters, Camryn Cook, Bremen, and Kylie Cook, North Webster; four grandchildren; his mother, Daisy Marie Slone, Burket; his ﬁancee, Beth Haas, Warsaw; brothers, Bill Cook, Burket, Richard Cook, Warsaw, and Roger Cook, Rochester; and sisters, Linda Vostrej Mareno, Gainesville, Fla., Rhonda Wright, Burket, Kathy Sand, Warsaw, Peggy Holmes, Burket, Janet Rayburn, Burket, and Jennifer Long, Carmel. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Friends and family may visit prior to the service from 4-6 p.m. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Max E. Egolf Max E. Egolf, 81, Warsaw, died June 9, 2022. He was born June 2, 1941. In 1962, he married Jean Marie Taylor, who preceded him in death in 1962. In 1965, he married Sharon K. Black, who preceded him in death in 2009. He is survived by a son, Bruce Egolf, San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Raelyn Egolf, Warsaw; stepson, Brian Landis, Warsaw; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Jack Egolf, Dover, Del. Services were held June 13 at Otterbein United Methodist Church, Atwood. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw. McHattonSadler Funeral Chapels, Warsaw, was in charge of arrangements.
Nicholas C. Grawcock Nicholas C. Grawcock, 41, Fort Wayne, died June 14, 2022. He was born June 18, 1980. He is survived by his mother, Debra Landa; a sister, Jen Grawcock, Valparaiso; and a nephew. The family will hold a memorial service at a later date. Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse, is in charge of arrangements.
Glen E. Grubbs Glen E. Grubbs, 90, Warsaw, died June 12, 2022. He was born Dec. 3, 1931. On
June 29, 1957, he married Betty Dirck; she survives. Also surviving are daughters, Pamela Kuhlmey and Deborah Burchard; ﬁve grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; siblings, Raymond Grubbs, Violet Unruh, Elaine Ellis and Martha Burnau; sisterin-law, Lucille Weirick; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held June 18 at Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Warsaw. Burial was in Palestine Cemetery.
Betty Bell Hamlin Betty Bell Wright Hamlin, 95, North Manchester, died June 13, 2022. She was born Oct. 25, 1926. On June 6, 1948, she married Jack “Bill” Wright, who preceded her in death Nov. 21, 1974. On Sept. 4, 1976, she married Donald W. Hamlin, who preceded her in death June 30, 1982. Surviving are nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Services were held June 17 at McKee Mortuary, North Manchester. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester.
Cathy J. Hanft Cathy J. Hanft, 54, Warsaw, died June 13, 2022. She was born Jan. 27, 1968. On Aug. 26, 1989, she married Bart Hanft; he survives. Also surviving are her children, Eva and Erik Hanft, Warsaw; brother, David Beigh, Lafayette; sister, Karen Foster, Warsaw; mother-in-law, Robin Gregory, Warsaw; and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Warsaw, is in charge of arrangements.
Jimmy L. Hartman Jimmy L. Hartman, 64, Warsaw, died June 16, 2022. Arrangements are currently pending at Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Warsaw.
John E. Holloway Jr. John E. Holloway Jr., 78, Syracuse, died March 19, 2022. A celebration of life will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1, at Lakeside Park Pavilion, Syracuse.
Leatrice Joy Katzer Leatrice Joy Lillian Katzer, 87, Eagle River, Wis., died June 5, 2022. She was born Dec. 23, 1934. On Sept. 17, 1955, she married Roman S. Katzer, who preceded her in death. She is survived by a sister, Margyl
Tullis; children, Mark Katzer, LeaAnn Hermsen, Roman Katzer II, April Wood and Matthew Katzer; 16 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. A family and friends memorial celebration was held June 18 at the home of Mark Katzer in Milford. A memorial event will also be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Eagle River cabin in Wisconsin.
William Kelly William “Mike” Kelly, 71, Winona Lake, died June 10, 2022. He was born Sept. 19, 1950. On Aug. 25, 1973, he married MaryAlice Black; she survives. He is also survived by a son, William Kelly, Claypool; daughters, Julia Sausaman, Silver Lake, Mary Elizabeth Hansen, Big Fork, Mont., and Sarah Backus, West Lafayette; brother, Tim Kelly, Vista, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Services were held June 16 at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Kyler Michael Klein Kyler Michael Klein, 25, Nappanee, died at 10:25 p.m. June 7, 2022. He was born June 11, 1996. Surviving are his parents, Bob and Shelly Klein, Nappanee; brother, Colton Klein, Nappanee; sister, Katie Klein-Lopez, Milford; a niece; grandparents, Gene and Barb Klein, Osceola, and David Hill, Mishawaka; ﬁve aunts and uncles; and cousins. Services were held June 17 at Nappanee Missionary Church Worship Center. Burial was in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart.
Jean A. Koher Jean A. Koher, 97, Syracuse, died at 4:15 p.m. June 14, 2022. She was born April 8, 1925. On April 4, 1947, she married Christian F. “Chris” Koher Sr. He preceded her in death March 19, 1983. She is survived by a daughter, Nancy Shields, Syracuse; son, Christian “J.R.” Koher Jr., Syracuse; a grandson; two great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joan Stoelting, Syracuse. Services were held June 17 at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church, Syracuse. Burial was in Syracuse Cemetery. Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse, was in charge of arrangements.
Octavia Eileen Licata Octavia Eileen Licata, infant daughter of Heather Nicole (Collier) and Caleb Ryan Licata, Claypool, died at 1:50 a.m. June 9, 2022.
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She was born May 14, 2022. Surviving in addition to her parents are brothers, Mason, Spencer and Declan; her grandparents, Mark Collier, Pierceton, and Steve and Jenni Licata, Gastonia, N.C.; greatgrandmothers, Dolores Sturgis, Warsaw, and Gertrude Dunham, Gastonia, N.C.; two aunts; and three uncles. Octavia’s family will mourn her passing privately with a graveside service at Hillcrest Cemetery, Pierceton. Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, Warsaw, was in charge of arrangements.
Noah Martin Noah Martin, 78, Goshen, died at 5:44 a.m. June 9, 2022. He was born Oct. 7, 1943. On Jan. 20, 1966, he married Lucile Martin; she survives. Also surviving are his children, Kenton Martin, Spencer, Tenn., Charlotte Martin, Goshen, and Juliana Sauder, Bowmansville, Pa.; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Melvin Martin and Abraham Martin, both of Wakarusa. Services were held June 13 at the Everett Martin residence in Goshen. Burial was in Yellow Creek Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery. Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa, was in charge of arrangements.
Robert Mock Robert “Bob” Mock, 94, North Manchester, died April 16, 2022. He was born May 7, 1927. On Feb. 11, 1949, he married Wilma D. Nonemaker, who preceded him in death in 2020. Surviving are his children, Max Mock, Lana Mock and Linda Smith; ﬁve grandchildren; two stepgrandsons; ﬁve great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-granddaughters. Services were held June 20 at Walnut Creek United Methodist Church, Warsaw. Burial with military honors was held at Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw.
Vera M. Morehouse Vera M. (Dunwiddie) Morehouse, 99, Milford, died at 5:30 a.m. June 11, 2022. She was born Oct. 18, 1922. On April 9, 1950, she married Glen Morehouse. He preceded her in death Sept. 12, 2015. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Meyer, Berne; her daughter, Georgina Morehouse-Stout, Milford; ﬁve grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-great-grandchildren. Services were held June 18 at New Salem Church of the Brethren, Milford. Burial was in Leesburg Cemetery. Mishler Funeral Home, Milford, was in charge of arrangements.
Rhea Ann Morris Rhea Ann Morris, 71, Syracuse, died June 11, 2022. She was born May 28, 1951. On Sept. 15, 1967, she married Kenneth Lee Morris; he survives. Also surviving are sons, Jed Morris, Fort Wayne, and Jason Morris, New Jersey; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services were held June 16 at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier. Burial was in Oak Park Cemetery, Ligonier.
William Pressler William “Bill” Pressler, Syracuse, died April 29, 2022. Military graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, at Union Center Cemetery, Nappanee.
Toni Shafer Toni Shafer, 70, Akron, formerly of Greenﬁeld, died at 7:56 a.m. June 11, 2022. Arrangements are currently pending at Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Warsaw.
James Smith, Warsaw, died June 12, 2022.
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Arrangements are currently pending at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse.
Services were held June 17 at Owen Family Funeral Home, Syracuse. Burial was in Cable Cemetery with military honors.
Mary Jane Stogsdill
Terry L. Watts
Mary Jane Stogsdill, 89, died at 7:54 p.m. June 9, 2022. She was born Oct. 26, 1932. On Aug. 17, 1951, she married Claude R. Stogsdill. He preceded her in death Jan. 25, 2001. Surviving are sons, Donald R. Stogsdill, Tippecanoe, Kerry L. Stogsdill, Warsaw, Douglas M. Stogsdill, Peru, and David K. Stogsdill, Greenwood; daughters, Sheryl D. Spurrier, South Bend, and Teresa A. Mitchell, Indianapolis; brother, Roger L. Martin, Windcrest, Texas; sisters, Judith A. Durbin and Linda S. Tirpak, both of Cerro Gordo, Ill.; sisters-in-law, Valeria Martin, Linda Martin and Nancy Born Martin, Cerro Gordo, Ill.; 24 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Services were held June 16 at Flowers-Leedy Funeral Home, Peru. Burial was in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru.
Terry L. Watts, 74, Warsaw, died June 15, 2022. He was born July 19, 1947. On July 19, 1985, he married Cathy Wright, who preceded him in death. Surviving are his children, Shanan Cochran, Tye Watts and Heather Watts; stepdaughters, Mindy Pettit, Tia Blevins and Amanda Kalka; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fred Watts. Services were held June 17 at Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Warsaw. Burial was in Burrows Cemetery in Burrows.
The following small claims have been awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court III, Judge Chad Miner presiding: Hollar Dental Group v. SeaQuinn T. Bright, $636.39; Ryan N. Crippin, $804.24; Elizabeth A. Fossum, $2,247.14; Susan T. Mathias, $643.23 Warsaw Health System LLC c/o Komyatte & Casbon, PC v. Delaney Brooks, $4,688.83 Snow & Sauerteig LLP v. Brianna Nicole Butler, $3,514.68 Co-trustee John Christlieb Family Trust, Patricia Snyder, and Co-trustee John Christlieb Family Trust, Mike Christlieb v. Lindsey Rivir, $6,250
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Dale Matthew Terrell Dale Matthew Terrell, 90, Winona Lake, died June 3, 2022. He was born June 22, 1931. On Feb. 3, 1950, he married Annabelle West, who preceded him in death in June 2017. He is survived by a brother, Daniel Paul Terrell, Prescott, Ariz.; children, Sharon Stallter, Scappoose, Ore., Lynn Jones, Englewood, Ohio, Mark Terrell, Springﬁeld, Ohio, and Christine Rowlette, Calera, Ala.; 10 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. Private interment will be conducted at a later date in Chaplain, Ky.
Harold D. Waldrop Harold D. “Dave” Waldrop, 72, Syracuse, died at 4:40 a.m. June 13, 2022. He was born Jan. 26, 1950. On Jan. 19, 1974, he married Christine H. “Chris” Caywood; she survives. Also surviving are daughters, Heather Beath, Holland, Mich., Carmen Stringfellow, Fairbanks, Alaska, and Sara Guy, Syracuse; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Jenell Bemenderfer, Goshen.
BIRTHS Logan Michael Yoder Joseph and Diane Yoder, Nappanee, are the parents of a son, Logan Michael, born at 12:05 p.m. June 10, 2022, at Blessed Beginnings Care Center, Nappanee. He weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 1/2 inches long. Logan joins two siblings, Melissa and Lyndon. Kathy June Slabaugh Karl and Luetta (Bontrager) Slabaugh, Bourbon, are the parents of a daughter, Kathy June, born at 6:21 a.m. June 15, 2022. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces.
John F. Williamson John F. Williamson, 78, Claypool, died June 3, 2022. He was born April 2, 1944. On April 16, 1989, he married Carolyn Little; she survives. He is also survived by his English family, Wendy, Alan, Mam and Jill. Cremation was arranged through McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapels, Warsaw. There are no services scheduled.
Pretichie L. Wine Pretichie “Pat” L. Wine, 60, Huntington, died at 1:53 a.m. June 13, 2022. She was born Sept. 15, 1961. She is survived by a son, Michael L. Kelly, Huntington; and siblings, Tim Creech, Huntington, Jerry Kelly, Silver Lake, James Kelly and Ulyce Kelly, both of Huntington, and Robin Stout, Wabash. Services were held June 17 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, Wabash. Burial was in Friends Cemetery, Wabash.
Court News Small Claims
Civil Collections Kosciusko County The following civil collections have been awarded in Kosciusko Superior Court IV, Judge Chris Kehler presiding: LVNV Funding LLC v. Kenneth Byrd, $1,768.04; Michael Cassidy, $962.81; Maria Contreras, $1,179.86; Gregory Cook, $2,215.41; Woody Hancock, $2,175.49; Jeffery Honeycutt, $769.90; Eric Kiser, $1,441.39; Lori Leasure, $942.62; Mercedes Moreno, $1,220.09; Erin Pinick, $801.16; Joby Popenfoose, $1,138.11; Keith Wronka, $3,151.51 Synchrony Bank v. Yvonne C. Coy, $3,203.31; Cyndi Hamdin, $2,290.80 Midland Credit Management Inc. v. Shari J. Davis, $2,160.02; Keith Kellogg, $4,760.42 TD Bank USA, N.A. v. Jennifer L. Dudley, $1,123.85 Resurgent Receivables LLC v. Marjorie Greene, $1,238.65 Citibank, N.A. v. Cyndi A. Hamdin, $6,734.30 Credit Acceptance Corporation v.
Daniel M. Quinn, $9,462.72 Midland Funding Llc v. Brandon Ritter, $2,833.38 Discover Bank v. Ronald A. Tackitt, $3,171.81 Heritage Acceptance Corporation v. Amburr S. Wireman, $3,757.39
Elkhart County The following civil collections have been awarded in Elkhart County Circuit and Superior Court III: LVNV Funding LLC v. Ashley Viali, New Paris, $1,222.52 Jefferson Capital Systems LLC v. Susan Robison, Wakarusa, $1,848.92 Greencroft Goshen Inc. v. Trinity S. Hughes, Nappanee, $18,031.08
Marriage Licenses Kosciusko County Tinsley-Helman Scott A. Tinsley, 39, North Webster, and Nicole D. Helman, 41, North Webster
Pierce-Stoddard Mark Allen Pierce Jr., 28, Warsaw, and Teryn Angela Stoddard, 28, Largo, Fla.
Rico-Perry Daniel Rico, 27, Warsaw, and Ramie Renee Perry, 26, Warsaw
Altimus-Slabaugh Austin James Altimus, 29, Warsaw, and Carrie Elizabeth Slabaugh, 26, Warsaw
Binkerd-Hoffman Cade Matthew Binkerd, 21, Winona Lake, and Kylee Marie Hoffman, 21, Fort Wayne
Harris-Cobb Kenyon Dwight Harris, 35, Leesburg, and Delanea Dawn Cobb, 38, Leesburg
Gold-Sams Tristan Rae Gold, 25, Fishers, and Allison Leigh Sams, 23, Leesburg
Locke-Bauder Mark Locke, 63, Winona Lake, and Diane Bauder, 68, Winona Lake
Bravo-Castro Jorge Osbaldo Garcia Bravo, 41, Warsaw, and Argelia Maricela Garrido Castro, 35, Warsaw
Slabaugh-Lambright Matthew James Slabaugh, 22, Nappanee, and Maria Dawn Lambright, 24, Nappanee
Miller-Leinweber Ashton Micheal Miller, 23, Warsaw, and Madeline Ann Leinweber, 25, Warsaw
Marriage Dissolutions Kosciusko County The following couples have ﬁled for marriage dissolutions in the Kosciusko Superior and Circuit Courts: Ashkins — Melissa Ashkins, Syracuse, and Nicholas Ashkins, Syracuse. Married July 5, 2014; separated June 7, 2022. Two minor children. Hooley-Fugate — Brandy Hooley, Claypool, and Jesse R. Fugate, no address listed. Married May 7, 2019 separated: Dec. 31, 2021. One minor child. Alcala — Crystal J. Alcala, Warsaw, and Andrew D. Alcala, Warsaw. Married May 14, 2014; separated June 14, 2022. One minor child. Ratliff — Danielle Ratliff, Syracuse, and Justice Ratliff, Goshen. Married Oct. 31, 2014; separated July 1, 2020. Two minor children. Alvizo — Crystal Alvizo, Milford, and Antonio Alvizo, Milford. Married Jan. 1, 2021; separated, no date listed.
Holcomb calls for returning state reserve funds to Hoosiers Gov. Eric Holcomb recently announced a plan to return $1 billion of state reserves to Hoosier taxpayers, following higher than expected revenue performance this ﬁscal year. Each taxpayer would collect about $225 in addition to $125 Hoosiers are currently receiving from the state’s automatic taxpayer refund. All told, each eligible Hoosier would receive about $350; a married couple
ﬁling jointly would receive about $700. “Hoosiers have real needs right now during this period of high inﬂation, from the gas pump to buying groceries, and everyone should beneﬁt from the state’s success,” said Holcomb. The governor has outlined his plan with legislative leaders. “I’ve met with Speaker (Todd)
Huston and Senator (Rodric) Bray and have asked them to discuss getting a billion dollars back into Hoosier hands with their colleagues,” said Holcomb. “I’ve committed to work with them to call a special session before the end of June to take action to align this second round of returns with our current ATR.” The state’s reported revenues for May, released recently, were
$209 million over forecast. For 11 months of the ﬁscal year, revenues are $1.075 billion over forecast. If approved, an additional deposit would be made to the bank accounts of eligible Hoosiers, just like the current ATR. For those who will receive paper checks beginning in August, one check for $350 for individual taxpayers, or $700 for those ﬁling jointly, would be issued.
The family of Gabriel Samuel Rhodes, would wou uld like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who came to offer comfort and prayers at a this difficult time, at the unexpected unexp pected passing of Gabe. The 350 people who came through the line e of the funeral home, is a tribute e to how many lives Gabe touched in his short 26 years on this t earth. The expressions of support, s phone calls, flowers and cards will always be remembered. rememb bered. A heartwarming thank you u to you all and a special thank you to Owens Funeral Home and an nd Pastor Billy Hesketh. Gabe was a loving son, and Gabe was loved love ed unconditionally. When I received receive ed the news of Gabes passing from my daughter Hannah, I was wa as in the middle of an ambulance transport from Memorial Hospital. When finished with the transport, tran nsport, all I could do is kneel down dow wn in the grass and cry for my 26 year old son Gabe. The memories memo ories started flooding my thought thoughts ts of our camping trips to Indiana Beach, our ski trips to Bittersweet Bittersweet in Michigan and our yearlyy camping trips to t Quaker Q k H Haven C Campgrounds d att Dewart D t La L Lake. kke. IIn taking t ki Gabe G b to t his hi many appointments, i t t when he hurt his leg, we would take in a meal together t and just spend time together tog gether as father and son. Memories of all the Wawasee football games where Gabe enjoyed being beiing a running back for Wawasee High School. I helped Gabe move just a few weeks ago so o it would be a safe place for Gabe Gabe to raise his daughter Thea. It was so cool to inte eractions together. watch Gabe and his daughter Thea’s sweet interactions It was also a joy to see how Gabe teased and a kidded around with his sisterr Hannah, his brother Jacob and brother-in-law Tyler. We had a lot of foosball, ping pong and disc d golf games together. I was able to speak with Gabe’s co-workers and a his bosses at Coachmen in Middlebury M this past week. They all said he was a hard worker and did everything asked of him without complaining. They all en enjoyed joyed working with Gabe and said he was very dependable. be any interest in having a “Gabe A shoutout to all of Gabe’s friends, if there would w “ Strong” cookout in July (Gabe’s birthday month) to share memories of Gabe at the Rhodes Rhod des farmhouse, where many of you y spent so much time with Gabe growing up. If interested in a “Gabe Strong” cookout iin n July, please call or text your contact information to Gabe’s dad (Rich) at 574-529-3154. It is a comfort to know that Gabe accepted Jesus into his heart, and is now with Jesus in Heaven, but w will be greatly missed on this earth. earth.
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There were 13 members who volunteered. The next club meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Mad Anthony’s Lake City Tap House.
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Indiana Board of Education approves new standards The Indiana State Board of Education has approved new K-12 Indiana Academic Standards in science and computer science, as well as academic standards for a new middle school civics course. Indiana’s new science stan-
dards reﬂect similar content areas as Indiana’s previous 2016 standards, with an increased focus on supporting active student engagement in science learning. This includes updates to Indiana’s science standards that:
An Encounter with Thomas Jefferson to take place Sunday, June 26 Chautauqua-Wawasee is inviting the public for an “Encounter with Thomas Jefferson,” the man who deﬁned American independence. World renowned Jefferson re-enactor, J.D. Sutton, as 77-year-old Jefferson, is retired but still busy. The “encounter” is set in 1821. Jefferson is looking back on his life, reﬂecting on his “services” to our country, the things he’s been able to accomplish as well as things left undone. He’s invited you to his home, so he can explain the events of his life. The performance is free to attend, set for 4:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at the Wawasee High
School auditorium in Syracuse. Members of the Indiana’s Daughters of the American Revolution and Indiana’s Sons of the American Revolution have been invited and many plan to attend. Beginning at 7:30 p.m. that evening, join Chautauqua-Wawasee on the lawn at Oakwood Resort Inn for the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Patriotic Pops concert. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Be sure to stop by the Chautauqua tent to receive a free patriotic gift. For up-to-date information, visit chautauquawawasee.org or the Chautauqua-Wawasee Facebook page or call (574) 377-7543.
• Reﬂect science as it is practiced and experienced in the real world • Build logically from kindergarten through grade 12 • Focus on deeper understanding as well as application of content • Integrate practices, crosscutting concepts and core ideas Indiana’s civics standards will support a new civics class students will take during the second semester of sixth grade, building upon citizenship standards in earlier grades. The new standards focus on instructing students on the foundations of government, functions of government and the role of citizens. To support these new sixth-grade standards, some existing social studies standards have been rearranged to be taught in either seventh or eighth grade. Indiana Academic Standards provide a guide of knowledge and skills students should build across all grade levels and provide a basis for schools’ locally established curriculum. Each standard is reviewed once every six years through a process that includes input from parents, educators and other stakeholders. Drafted standards are then available for public comment before being ﬁnalized and approved by the SBOE. In addition to this review and public comment process, Indiana’s middle school civics standards were reviewed by the newly created Indiana Civics Education Commission and the Civics Standards Committee, established in 2021 by House Enrolled Act 1384. The Indiana Department of Education will make resources and guidance available to schools to support implementation of these standards. Indiana’s new science and civics standards will be fully effective in Indiana schools by the 2023-2024 school year.
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LaunchPad director appointed to Gov. Holcomb’s Early Learning committee The Kosciusko Chamber recently announced that LaunchPad Director Sherry Searles has been appointed by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb to serve on the Indiana Early Learning Advisory Committee. ELAC and its committees
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Queen of Lakes Pageant Saturday, June 25 There will be 10 girls vying for the title of the 2022 Mermaid Festival Queen of Lakes. The pageant will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25, in the North Webster Community Center’s gymnasium. Contestants: Emily Parcell, Goshen, daughter of David and Debra Parcell, is Miss Simonton Lake. She is sponsored by Carpenter Family Farms LLC, Millersburg. Erica Bugg, Warsaw, daughter of Kelly Bugg, is Miss Chapman Lake. She is sponsored by Lake City Gymnastics. Hanna Fitzpatrick, Warsaw, daughter of Joe and Diane Fitzpatrick, is Miss Winona Lake. She is sponsored by Aqua Systems of Warsaw. Reagan Koble, North Webster, daughter of Matt and Dina Koble, is Miss Webster
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New scholarship beneﬁts special education students One year after its creation, Indiana’s newest scholarship fund is ready to launch. The Indiana Education Scholarship Account Program joins the state’s catalog of education opportunities and is designed for families seeking to take control of their student’s academic journeys. The application window will open for eligible students beginning June 27. “After so much preparation, input and study, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the
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