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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day.  You might want to take your umbrella's with you today as it does look like it might be raining off and on through out the day.  It is cool, cloudy and breezy out there with the temperature of  49 degrees and the humidity of 100% at 7:53am.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Noble County considers pulling out of PERF.  The Noble County Board of Commissioners are considering pulling out of the Indiana Public Employees Retirement Fund — to the extent it can.

PERF is costing county government 11.2 percent per employee as its contribution to the plan. 


“Outside of government, no retirement plan requires that kind of employer contribution,” Commissioner Chad Kline said.

PERF has said withdrawal from the plan would only involve newly hired employees, Noble County Auditor Jackie Knafel said. Anyone already vested in PERF would continue to be so, and it would require the county to pay for those employees.

Commissioners and Knafel said one concern was that PERF might raise its rates on any county that opts out for the remaining employees it keeps in the system, effectively costing the county even more money.

Allen County government also is considering opting out of PERF, Knafel said.

Commissioners and the Noble County Council have sought remedies regarding PERF, which has raised rates contrary to an agreement with the county about overpayments made when McCray Memorial Hospital was a county agency.

PERF started charging the county years earlier than it said it would after the agreement, citing its own losses due to bad investments as the reason.

Kline said the financial mismanagement of PERF is part of the reason the county is considering the move.

“They’re shooting themselves in the foot,” Knafel said of PERF.

The board took no formal action on the issue Monday.

Also Monday, the commissioners:

• Changed the speed limit on a section of C.R. 1000E just south of the Kendallville city limits to 35 mph in both directions.

The road had been marked as 30 mph entering Kendallville and 35 mph exiting in the same area, creating confusion, Kline said.

• Released the condemnation on a building.

The house at 5606 W. Walters St., High Lake, had been condemned due to a lack of necessary utilities and a leaking roof, said Noble County Building Inspector Norm Lortie. Those problems have been repaired, and the house is now safe and habitable, he said.

The commissioners released the condemnation, 3-0, and required no further action of owner Patsy Panyard.

• Continued hearings until Dec. 15 on two other condemned buildings to give property owners time to resolve problems with them.

Continued was a hearing on buildings on Edmond Jones’ property at 1237 E. Railroad St., Brimfield, and a property Dennis Ringler owns that crosses over between 0770 S. April St. and 0771 S. May St., Cromwell.

• Granted a variance to allow Messiah’s House of Yahvah a driveway permit for its planned new location on C.R. 800E between S.R. 8 and C.R. 200N.

The church will need to post signs due to sight-line distance issues, the commissioners said.

The congregation currently meets in south-central Noble County near Churubusco.

• Received word that Art Buchanan plans to retire at the end of the year after nearly 29 years as Noble County’s weights and measures officer.

Buchanan’s job includes ensuring the accuracy of items such as gas pumps and scales, such as those found in grocery stores.     Reported by Bob Braley KPC News


Also Corn School celebration ready to kick off.  Detroit Street is shut down. All the traffic is rerouted to Townline Road. Booths, tents and rides have popped up and filled downtown LaGrange.

That can only mean this year’s Corn School celebration is ready to go.


“I guess we’re about as ready as we can be,” said Sue Glick, president of Corn School, Sunday afternoon. “We’re hoping for good weather, but if not, it would still be Corn School.”

The more than a century-old LaGrange celebration officially kicks off tonight at 6 p.m. when the midway opens.

The annual street festival started in 1906 as a way for LaGrange schoolboys attending a countywide agriculture class to show off their accomplishments. Since then, Corn School has grown from a single-day event to a weeklong celebration, and over time has played host to elephants, motorcycle daredevils and championship wrestlers.

Today, parades are at the heart of the modern Corn School celebration, and this year is no exception. They will be held each day of Corn School and wind their way through town.

Tonight’s parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. and features cars, motorcycles, Boy Scouts and civic organizations. Also tonight, Little Miss Corn School will be crowned following a contest and ceremony at the LaGrange County Courthouse gazebo.

Wednesday night will feature the annual kiddie parade, an event dedicated to LaGrange County children, most of whom will be dressed up in their Halloween best. The annual Miss Corn School Queen contest also kicks off Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. That ceremony happens on the stage at the courthouse gazebo.

The stage will host the annual announcement of the LaGrange County Citizen of the Year, expected to occur about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday night’s parade will highlight floats of all kinds. In addition, the Miss Corn School Queen contest will wrap up its final round starting at 8 p.m., with a winner announced later that evening.

Friday night’s parade is a hometown salute to veterans, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and police officers.

Saturday is the festival’s biggest day of all, with a large parade starting at 2 p.m. Corn School officially ends Saturday night at 11 p.m.    Reported by Patrick Redmond KPC News


Today's weather is supposed to be:


Hi: 63°

Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. North winds 5 to 15 mph.

Lo: 47°

Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. East winds around 5 mph.

Take care and be safe.




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Monday, 29 September 2014

One of our NTS Riders Angelos D. Haritos of Kendallville has passed away on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the young age of 58 years.  Mr. Haritos was born in Athens,Greece on March 5, 1956 to Dimitrios Haritos and Electra (Mavridou) Haritos.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan and also received a Master of Business Administration.  He married Nicole Marie Adkins Haritos on June 7, 2014.  Angelos was the vice president for Color Master in Butler and an outdoor enthusiast.  He he loved hunting, fishing and many other outdoor activities.

Survivors include:
His mother and father, Electra and Dimitrios Haritos of Athens, Greece.  His wife, Nicole Marie Haritos of rural Kendallville.  Brother and sister-in-law, Sergios and Maria (Sotirchou) Haritos of Athens, Greece.  Nephew, Dimitrios Haritos of Athens, Greece.

No local visitation or funeral services are planned. Memorial services will be held in Athens, Greece at a later date.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Angelos's family and friends.  May our candle burn brightly forever......


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One of our NTS Riders Georgia E. Asbury of Kendallville has passed away on Friday, September 26, 2014 at the young age of 76 years.  She had lived in this area for 45 years, coming from West Virginia.

Ms. Asbury retired from Dexter Axel in Albion.

She was born December 11, 1937, in Welch, West Virginia, to Otis and Florence (Collins) Beavers.

Surviving are a daughter, Marie (Giran) Kunkel of Rome City; two sons, Paul Asbury of Albion and Charles J. (Delfina) Asbury of Albion; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Hazel Baker of West Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Asbury; three sisters, Macie Estep, Elizabeth Steele, and Elsie Bryant; and four brothers, Curtis Beavers, Charlie Cole, Gene Cole, and John “Hobert” Cole.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 11 a.m. in The New Life Tabernacle, 609 Patty Lane, Kendallville with Pastor James Archambeault officiating. Burial will be in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

Calling is Monday, September 29, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. in Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville.

Preferred memorials are to the donor’s choice.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Georgia's family and friends.  May our candle burn brightly forever.....


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Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day.  It is cool out with our temperature of 52 degrees and the humidity of 98% at 7:24am.  There are no school delays for this morning.  There was very light fog out in patches but nothing major like from last week.  I hope you had a good weekend and got to go out and enjoy the nice warm sun.  I know it is getting about that time of year to start raking up leaves again as the trees drop their leaves again.  It's almost October and people will be putting out their Halloween decorations.  I know at home we have some new deocrations to put out and we are deciding on where to put them this year.  This is one of my favorite holidays next to Christmas.  What is your favorite holiday?

Today we have Life Care of LaGrange coming in to call the numbers for our Bingo players at noon today.  Come in and have some fun!!

Lets see what's going on today in the news.  Black Pine building new animal habitats.  Black Pine Animal Sanctuary is constructing one new animal habitat and advancing work on another thanks to a estate funding to the exotic animal retirement center.

An all-new full-service structure will be designed especially for the macaws, Amazon parrots, cockatoos and other former pet birds that have been cared for in a variety of places throughout the compound, including inside the primate house.


Funds from the bequest also will be used to complete a permanent living space for two tigers rescued from Ohio.

The tiger project has been part of ongoing fundraising since 2012, Black Pine executive director Lori Gagen said. Money from the bequest is being used toward part of that ongoing project, to which others also have contributed, she added.

A gift from the Richard J. Hoffman Trust is providing funding for both projects. Richard “Rick” Hoffman was a Fort Wayne resident, and founder and owner of Kimco Leasing who lost a battle with cancer in November.

Estate trustees selected Black Pine to receive a portion of Hoffman’s estate for the purpose of constructing a new winter house and outdoor aviaries for the many parrots already living at the sanctuary, as well as capacity to help more birds and other animals in need in the future.

The birds at Black Pine now live alongside primates and in the sanctuary’s office during winter, where they can pose a very loud challenge for their cohabitants.

Gagen said she hopes ground will be broken soon on the exotic bird habitat.

A portion of the Hoffman estate gift will be used to complete the Ohio Tiger Relief Project, Phase II, to build more big cat habitats.

Black Pine’s board of directors recently authorized the completion of the space needed to give current tiger residents Top Cat and Millie, former Ohio residents, a permanent habitat. “With the Hoffman estate gift, we are now able to move ahead and add capacity to help up to two more big cats in need,” a press release said.

Workers from M&S Excavating are working to complete more big cat housing and put in two new in-ground concrete pools. Gagen said she’s hoping the pools will go in before the snow flies.

Soon after that work is complete, volunteers will put up the outside containment fences while contractors will fabricate the indoor dens and beds for the cats.

“We hope to be able to move Top Cat and Millie from their temporary living space to their new ‘forever’ home later this fall. With a never-ending stream of requests to help more cats in need coming in every month, we are sure it won’t be long before we bring in more residents in need,” a press release said.

When complete the total scope of donations for this project will have exceeded $80,000 and have given room to give up to eight big cats a time refuge for the rest of their lives.

Gagen said it’s been an exciting time at Black Pine recently. “We have been under construction for the last month,” she said, adding that installing brick pavers and other projects around the facility have meant a lot of positive activity around the complex.

Black Pine is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. It is locate west of Albion on C.R. 300N.   Reported by Bob Braley KPC News

Today's weather is supposed to be:


Hi: 80°

Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 61°

Cloudy. A slight chance of light rain after midnight. Lows in the mid 60s. South winds around 5 mph...becoming east after midnight. Chance of rain 20 percent.

Take care and be safe.



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Friday, 26 September 2014


One of our NTS Riders Sharon M. Schroeder of Kendallville has passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the young age of 68 years.  Sharon was born October 14, 1945, to William and Doris Hrapcak. On December 1, 1963, she married the love of her life, Theodore D. Schroeder. Together they raised four children.
Sharon worked as a nurse’s aide and medication aide for many years before going back to college. At the age of 56, Sharon graduated from Ivy Tech State College with a degree in Nursing.
Sharon was the ultimate caregiver. Besides working in the area of geriatrics for 30+ years, she also took care of her family. Her parents, children and grandchildren were the center of her universe. She was always so proud of their accomplishments.
Sharon enjoyed flower gardening, crocheting, and reading. She also loved the Lord and was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Wolcottville, IN.
Sharon is survived by her children, Kathleen (Norman) Lovely of Dexter, MI, Suzanne (Kenneth) Malone of Sturgis, Theodore (Tara Monroe) Schroeder of Waterloo, IN, and Timothy (Konnie) Schroeder of Wolcottville, IN. Sharon leaves behind 12 grandchildren, Zachary Lovely, Sarah (David) Perkins, Andrew Lovely, Megan (John) Axel, Tiffany Malone, Joseph Cunningham, Angela Malone, Breely (Todd) Taylor, TJ Schroeder, Will Schroeder, Kayla Schroeder and Kelli Jo Schroeder, 7 great-grandchildren. And her sister, Linda Corman, of LaGrange, IN.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.
As she wished, cremation has taken place and burial will take place at a later date.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sharon's family and friends.  May our candle burn brightly forever......


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Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day.  There are some school delays for this morning and I do have them posted and have been keeping my eye on them to see if there are changes.  It is foggy out there and we were under a dense fog advisory this morning.  It was cool this morning with our temperature of 53 degrees and humidity of 100% at 7:57am.  I will keep updating if there are any changes to the delay's for this morning.

Today we have our Euchre players coming in around noon to have their card game.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  Kendallville Public Library has new logo and website design.  The Kendallville Public Library recently unveiled its new logo and redesigned website. 

About 1,300 people visited the library on Sept. 20 for its centennial celebration, according to Jenna Anderson, the library’s marketing specialist. Visitors enjoyed indoor miniature golf, a bounce house, sumo wrestling, a “Tiny Tunes” bubble party for children and a concert with the Amazing Barker Boys.


Visitors also got a first look at the library’s new online features.

The new logo has a colorful splash design and replaces the previous logo of a young boy reading a book, Anderson said.

“Our previous logo served us well for many, many years,” she said.

The library has evolved into much more than place to house books, and the new logo reflects more of the library’s personality, she said.

The library’s new-look website at is all about ease of use, said Anderson. It’s more user-friendly and includes quick links at the top for the library’s popular features. Patrons are encouraged to try out the website and send their feedback to

The library also has a new version of the OverDrive app for Android, iOS and Windows 8. OverDrive allows patrons to download eBooks and audiobooks to their computers or mobile devices. This installation has eliminated Adobe Authorization, making it easier for new users.

The app name has been shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive,” and users will be able to return “Open EPUB” titles before the end of their lending period. All formats the app supports can now be returned before expiration, according to Anderson.   Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News

Today and the weekend's weather is supposed to be:


Hi: 76°

Mostly sunny. Widespread dense fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 10 mph.

Lo: 51°

Clear. Patchy fog after midnight. Lows around 50. East winds around 5 mph through midnight becoming light and variable.



Hi: 76°

Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 10 mph.

Lo: 52°

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 50s. East winds around 10 mph.



Hi: 76°

Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 80s. East winds around 5 mph.

Lo: 53°

Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Highs in the upper 70s.

Take care and be safe.   Have a wonderful weekend!



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Steuben County
Fremont Community Schools: 2-Hour Delay
NE Ind. Special Ed Coop-Steuben Co.: 2-Hour Delay
Prairie Heights Schools: 2-Hour Delay
Noble County
NE Ind. Special Ed Coop-Noble Co.: 2-Hour Delay
Central Noble Schools: 2-Hour Delay
East Noble Community Schools: 2-Hour Delay
St. John Lutheran School-Kendallville: 2-Hour Delay
St. Mary's School-Avilla: 2-Hour
Lagrange County
NE Ind. Special Ed Coop-LaGrange Co.: 2-Hour Delay
Lakeland School Corporation: 2-Hour Delay
Dekalb County
  • St. Mark Lutheran - St. Joe: 2 Hour Delay

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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day today.  It is cool out with some dew on the car windshields but not alot.  Our temperature is at 50 degrees and the humidity of 100% at 7:22am.  There are no delays at this time for school.

Today we have Annette with SHIP.  If you need some help with your prescription plans give us a call and we will set up an appointment for you to see her.  260-347-4226

Lets see what's going on in the news.  The libraries to close.  The Kendallville Public Library and the Limberlost Public Library in Rome City will be closed Saturday, Oct. 4, for the Apple Festival of Kendallville.

Both libraries will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6.   Reported by KPC News


Also, stored sludge to be removed from city site.  The last of the biosolids currently stored at the Wayne Street wastewater treatment plant will be removed to an approved landfill site.

The Board of Public Works on Tuesday morning approved water pollution control department Superintendent Mark Shultz’s recommendation to hire Soil Solutions Co. for $33,300 to remove the biosolids, or sludge, that is the end product of the wastewater treatment process. Kendallville’s Indiana Department of Environmental Management permit calls for the removal.



“This is the last phase of the removal for maintaining total compliance,” said Shultz. “We will no longer keep sludge on site.”

Soil Solutions submitted the lowest of three bids. Also submitting bids were: Merrell Bros., $72,811; and Republic, $75,508.

In other business, the board:

• Approved Police Chief Rob Wiley’s request to purchase new carpeting for the City Hall police training room from Select Flooring for $1,951, including installation. The existing carpeting is 15 years old, worn and stained, Wiley said.

• Approved a $550 change order increase for the first phase of the City Hall annex facade improvements project. City engineering department administrator Scott Derby told the board the cost increase is due to filling in a rotted window opening with brick that had been uncovered when the old facade was removed.     Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News


Today's weather is supposed to be:


Hi: 74°

Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds around 10 mph.

Lo: 51°

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds around 10 mph.

Take care and be safe.





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Wednesday, 24 September 2014


One of our NTS Riders Marion G. Wiedman of Kendallville has passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the young age of 74 years.  He was a lifetime area resident.

Earlier this year he moved to Lutheran Life Villages in Kendallville, coming from the Lamplighter in Kendallville. He was a 1958 graduate of Rome City High School.

Mr. Wiedman had worked at No-Sag in Kendallville. In 1985, he started working as a carry-out at Rogers Grocery Store and continued with Scott’s Grocery Store in Kendallville until his retirement.

Marion was a faithful employee and a friend to all. He spoke about missing the people at the grocery store after his retirement.

He was born June 12, 1940, in Kendallville to Theodore A. and Jesse Mae (Bell) Wiedman.

There are no survivors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Thelma Wiedman; and two brothers, Theodore Wiedman, Jr. and Raymond L. Wiedman.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, September 24, 2014, at 3:30 p.m. at Orange Cemetery, Rome City with services conducted by Kevin Stayner of the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in

A memorial service will be held Sunday, September 28, 2014, at 4 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, 106 East Miller Road, Kendallville.

Preferred memorials are to the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kendallville.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Marion's family and friends.  May our candle burn brightly forever......


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Good Morning Ya'll,

I hope you have a good day.  It is still chilly out this morning with our temperature of 47 degrees with the humidity of 99% at 8:08am.  There were no delays for this morning comute for schools and businesses.  

I have come across a new business in town and thought I would share about it.  It is called Under Ground Ink (not a tattoo place), they do printing.  They do screening, vinyls, sewing for shirts, logos, hats, glass etching.  Go check them out as I know we are getting ready to do a couple of shirts for us (personal) and from our price it was a really good price.  They are next to what use to be Mama Moo's.

Lets see what's going on in the news.  The final Bluegrass Jam in the park is Saturday.  The final bluegrass jam of the season in Bixler Lake Park is Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Jansen Pavilion near the Lake Park Drive park entrance.

Admission is free.


Those attending can bring food or refreshments for the sharing table.

Lawn chairs, blankets and sweaters are recommended.   Reported by KPC News


Also, Walkers' lights shine in fight against cancer.  They started in blinding sunshine — no need for artificial light.

They finished in darkness — their illuminated red, white and yellow lanterns lighting the way.


An estimated 500 to 600 walkers of all ages, some in teams, some in families, some pushing babies in strollers, others led by leashed dogs participated in Tuesday night’s annual Light the Night Walk supporting the Northeast Indiana Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Led by the East Noble Marching Knights and leukemia survivor Jason Gienger, the society’s 2014 Light the Night honored hero, participants started at East Noble High School and went west on Lisle Street, then north on Main Street. They turned east onto Diamond Street, then south on Sherman Street back to the high school — a distance of about 1.25 miles.

“I’ve got a new hip, a new knee and I survived breast cancer, and I’m going to do this,” said Jean Weimer of Avilla before stepping off with Jason’s Team. About 40 other family members and friends of Jason Gienger, wearing Jason’s Team black T-shirts, walked together at the front.

Sue Gienger of Avilla, Jason Gienger’s grandmother and a bladder cancer survivor, also walked with the team. “He’s a wonderful boy. We’re so proud of him,” she said.

Jason Gienger, 19, of Avilla, said seeing all the people was exciting, but he was a little nervous before the start.

“There’s a lot of people, and I may have to speak to them,” he said.

As it turned out, he didn’t. He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in December 2001 when he was 6 years old. His cancer is now in remission, and he had his last treatment in July 2005.

East Noble Key Club members Marrissa Slone and Kayli Stollar painted their faces like tigers. “We’re carrying red lanterns in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” said Slone.

Cancer survivors carried white lanterns and those carrying yellow lanterns walked in memory of someone who had died of leukemia or lymphoma.

The battery-operated, collapsible, paper-like lanterns on plastic sticks were new this year, said Light the Night committee member Nancy Shambaugh. Due to the shortage of helium, organizers could no longer use balloons. The lanterns can be recycled, and participants were asked to return them.

Melanie Kruth, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Indiana Chapter Light the Night campaign manager, said 43 teams had registered.

Walkers obtained pledges of financial support to participate in the event. A total of $46,000 was raised at last year’s Light the Night Walk, and the goal was $50,000 this year.

“The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has invested more than $1 billion in research for a cure,” Kruth said.   Reported by Dennis Nartker KPC News


Today's weather is supposed to be:


Hi: 73°

Sunny. Highs in the mid 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

Lo: 51°

Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s. East winds around 10 mph.

Take care and be safe.




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