Since 1911Over 100 Years
THE NEWS SUNTHE HERALD REPUBLICAN StarThe kpcnews.com
2 Get Ready for Summer kpcnews.com KPC Media Group Inc. April 26, 2013
Securities offered through LPL Financial Member FINRA/SIPC
E. North Street .endallYille IN .. fa[ .. ofce
Erica D. Dekko & Erlene D. DekkoCERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNERS
Erica D. Dekko CFPErlene D. Dekko CFP
Drew Baker CFA
Dont let your investment flame die out.Sometimes its better to get help keeping the fire growing instead of using your last breath. Let us help you.
April 26, 2013 KPC Media Group Inc. kpcnews.com Get Ready for Summer 3
WelcomeSpring has been sluggish this year, but the weather will soon be heating up and we can once again look forward to the ofcial start of summer!
Northeast Indiana is a good place to be if you enjoy having fun in the summer. From our numerous rivers and lakes to our rolling parks and wooded areas, our fun festivals and exciting events, we offer hundreds of ways to have fun in the summer.
Whether your summer fun is based at a lake, in a city or state park or in your
own backyard, we hope you nd this section full of ideas about
how to make the most of your time with family and friends as you get ready for summer.
We welcome your feedback and ideas for future articles on the topic of summer fun in
beautiful northeast Indiana.
This section is also available at kpcnews.com.
BY JENNIFER DECKERjdecker@kpcnews.net
LAKE JAMES Designed as a fun event for Steuben County in paying homage to its 101 lakes, an antique boat show will once again be held this summer.
The Indiana Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society will hold the annual Antique and Classic Boat and Antique Car Show Saturday, July 27 at the old Boat House Marine on Lake James near the Jimmerson Lake bridge. The show will run 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The shows purpose is show the classic boats and cars from the past. At the show, the public can talk to boat and car owners and their restoration efforts.
Mike McBride coordinates the show and said, The boats are to show off as toys.
And showing off it will be.He will likely bring two of his boats to
show. I will probably have a Chris Craft deluxe, a 1949 I renished. Well probably have another boat I co-own with Terry Archbold, Chicago Girl. As far as I know, Chicago Girl has never been out of Lake James, McBride said.
Were going to have the same antique boats, cars. Well have antique motors, he said.
Last years show drew some 50 boaters, McBride said. There is a registration fee for those wishing to have their boats in the show.
Boats on display will be wood and berglass and run in age from the 1940s to 1970s. The Michiana Antique Outboard Motor Club will have antique motors on display that power such maritime vessels. A local antique car club will once again be included with all kinds of classics to
Lakes James to oat its antique boats
2 miles West of I-69on US 20
Chain of Lakes) Boat Rentals
Full Hook-ups 50 Amp Service
WiFi Camp Store
CabinsWinter Sites Available
Nancy and Mike McBride are shown with their renished 1952-model Chris Craft boat named the Nancy II last year. Mike is the organizer of Indiana Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society Shows Lake James Classic, which will be held this year on Saturday, July 27, between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The antique boat and car show will be held at the old Boat House Marine on Lake James near the Jimmerson Lake bridge.
See LAKE JAMES page 4
Its not an emergency,but its urgent.
Urgent Care ofCameron Hospital
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.Sat.-Sun. 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
No appointment needed.
1381 N. Wayne St.Angola
4 Get Ready for Summer kpcnews.com KPC Media Group Inc. April 26, 2013
43 N. 200 W., Angola(Look for the Blue Roof)
260-668-PAWS (7297)Hours: M-F 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Sat. 8:30 am - 12 pm;
p pp pSu 5 30 p 6 30 p Sun. 5:30 pm 6:30 pmSun 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Full or 1/2 Day Daycare Luxury Boarding (with Themed Bedroom Suites) Do-It-Yourself Pet Bathing Certified Obedience Trainer Exotics Too (Birds, Guinea Pigs, Rabbits, Ferrets)
Certified Pet Massage Therapy
Unique Luxury Pet Salon with Certified Groomers
Luxury Retail Shoppe Pickup and Delivery Taxi Service
Committed to personal attention to both pets and their owners
MEET SOME OF OUR BIGGEST
LET YOUR PET BE THE JUDGE!
Jagger & KaiserGives Us A High Rating
for Playtimes andMaking New Friends!
Radar & TrixieGives Us A 5 Paw
Rating for OurUndivided Attention!
Wrigley Loves His
Charlie Likes Our
Tucking In Service With
PunkinGives Us 2 Paws Up for Our
From page 3
coincide with the transportation mode theme with boats.
In addition to antique boats, there will be members of the Angola Art Guild showcasing and selling their art. Last year was the rst year we had the Angola Art Guild. This year well repeat that have more art, he said.
Those interested in displaying their art are asked to call Steve Smith at 769-4271.
There will be food and beverages available and live music for entertainment.
For more information on the show, call McBride at 833-1853, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, visit the antique classic boat societys website at acbs.org. or lakejames.org.
The boat shows sponsors are Dry Dock Marine Center, Lake James Association, Daves Lake Shack, TLA Signs and the Antique Boat Shoppe.
Bike 101 Lakes in Angola May 11
Spring Rendezvous at Wild Wind Buffalo Preserve in Fremont June 8-9
Angola Independence Day Celebra-tion July 4
Lake James Fireworks July 6
Angola Balloons Aloft at Tri-State Steuben County Airport July 12-13
Steuben County 4-H Fair July 19-26
Vermont Settlement Festival in Orland July 27-28
Ashley-Hudson Festival August 3
- Information from the Steuben County Tourism Bureau, Lakes101.org
Other events in Steuben County this
LOCATED WITH HELWIGS OUTDOOR POWER & MARINE
FULL SERVICE AND DIAGNOSTICS OF:Inboards Outboards Sterndrives
Pontoon Redecking Fiberglass Repair (minor or major)
Storage Shrink wrap Pick up and Delivery
Over 35 Years Experience Great Rates
KPC COMMERCIALPRINTINGA division of KPC Media Group Inc.
PRINT AND DIRECT MAIL SERVICE Web Offset Printing Alternate Printing Available GLOSSY, ENAMELS, COATED & UNCOATED In-House Bindery Facility Computer-to-Plate Technology Full Size Proong System Full Composition & Creative Service Electronic Files Accepted Small to Large Jobs
Product Catalogs Automotive Flyers School Newspapers Coupon Books Dining Guides Real Estate Guides Grocery Circulars Furniture Flyers Phone Books Sporting Guides Informative Guides Postcards
FOR A FREE QUOTE OR TO DISCUSS YOUR PROJECT CONTACTRON HEADRICK, Commercial Sales Manager(260) 347-7218 email@example.com
CUSTOMER SERVICE IS OUR TOP PRIORITY
April 26, 2013 KPC Media Group Inc. kpcnews.com Get Ready for Summer 5
BY DENNIS NARTKERdennisn@kpcnews.net
ROME CITY Maybe its the spectacular view of Sylvan Lake from her favorite room where she laid on a couch and dictated her stories to her secretary.
Its the three massive stone replaces on the rst oor, one she called her Friend-ship Fireplace because its made with a variety of stones collected from around the country.
Then theres the oak wood oors, the early 20th century furnishings, the library room with hundreds of books including many of her novels and the family photographs.
Touring Gene Stratton-Porters two-story, 4,300-square-foot cabin on Sylvan Lake in Rome City reminds the visitor of a time in Hoosier history in the early 1900s when this beloved amateur naturalist, author, wildlife photographer and one the earliest women to form a movie studio and production company found her solitude in a somewhat wild part
of Noble County.Gene Stratton-Porter was born Aug. 17,
1863 near Lagro, Ind., and died on Dec. 6, 1924. The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site is not only celebrating the 150th anniversary of her birth this year, but also the 100th anniversary of her home on the site.
Most of what you see belonged to her, said site manager Dave Fox, who can tell visitors details about Stratton-Porters life and the historic site they wont nd in a book. The two-story coach house that has a gift store, room for gatherings and administrative ofces rebuilt in 1998 with support from the Gene Stratton-Porter Society after the original coach house was lost in a re. Its a perfect replica, and matches the log cabin, said Fox.
Stratton-Porter designed the home with the exterior walls made of Wisconsin cedar logs and local cherry wood was used to panel the entrance hall and dining room. Furnishings are arranged and maintained as
Famous Hoosier author born 150 years ago
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site manager Dave Fox and interpretive naturalist Tiffany Conrad stand in front of the Friendship Fireplace in the Gene Stratton-Porter 4,300-square-foot cabin on the site. Photos of Gene Stratton-Porter, her husband Charles and daughter Jeanette are shown.
See AUTHOR page 6
W.I.N.O.S. May 17; June 7, 21;July 12, 26; August 9 6 - 9 p.m.Women In Need Of Shopping Wine tasting,hors doeuvres, shopping and socializing Tickets are $17 each, reservations required (online)
Spring Spectacular May 9 - 12Substantial savings on select wines for four days
Art Show June 15 10 - 5Outdoor regional art exhibit and sale Free admission and wine tasting Food available for purchase All ages welcome
12th Anniversary CelebrationJune 28 - July 7Celebrate Satek Winerys 12th Anniversary Free exclusive wine glass with every two bottlepurchase while supplies last
Art Show II August 17 10 - 5Outdoor regional art exhibit and sale Free admission and wine tasting Food available for purchase All ages welcome
Von Steuben Days September 14 - 15A nod to the namesake of our most prolic grape 20% off all wines made with Steuben grapes
6 Get Ready for Summer kpcnews.com KPC Media Group Inc. April 26, 2013
Stay connectedwith todays essential services.
READY FOR SUMMER FUN?
As your community network, Auburn Essential Services offers the quality, reliability and value you expectto keep you connected all summer with fiber-based Internet, phone service, and a wide range of TV packages.
Call 260.333.0100 for a custom estimate today.
P H O N E I N T E R N E T T V
From page 5
authentically as possible to reect her lifestyle, said Fox.
Looking out the great window onto Sylvan Lake, Fox described how Stratton-Porter relaxed on the couch in the room dictating her stories to her secretary seated at the wooden desk by the couch. Her husband Charles often sat in the rocker in the room criticizing her work.
Stratton-Porter wrote best-selling novels and columns for national magazines like McCalls. She had an estimated 50 million readers around the world. She used her wealth and position to support the conser-vation of Limberlost swamp, originally 13,000 acres in Adams and Jay counties. She built a house called Limberlost in Geneva near the swamp and stayed there until 1913, when she purchased 150 acres on Sylvan Lake and built a home for more privacy. The swamp was also being drained at that time.
Her works include 12 novels, 7 published nature studies, 3 books of poetry and childrens books. Eight of her novels
have been turned into lms.The cabin in Wildower Woods and 20
acres of the original property are part of the 143-acre historic site. Approximately 23 acres was recently acquired northeast of the property. Her cabin was one of the
rst in the area to have a telephone and gas for cooking, said Fox.
A popular spring and summer feature of the property for visitors is the wildower garden Stratton-Porter designed. She planted 90 percent of the owers.
The historic site became a laboratory for
her studies and inspiration for her stories, novels, essays, photography and movies.
The site is open for tours Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Cabin tours and gift shop are open from April 1 through Dec. 1.
Nature Fest at Merry Lea Learning Center in Wolf Lake May 10-11
Kite Day at Mid-America Windmill Museum in Kendallville May 12
Tri-State Bluegrass Festival at Noble County Community Fairgrounds in Kendallville May 24-27
Kendallville Sesquicentennial Celebra-tion June 1-8
Chain O Lakes Festival in Albion June 5-8
Strawberry Daze in Ligonier June 15
Avilla Freedom Festival June 20-23
Fun on Sylvan in Rome City July 6
Noble County Community Fair at Noble County Community Fairgrounds in Kendallville July 13-21
Cromwell Days July 20
Onion Days in Wolf Lake August 6-10
Tri-State Blugrass Festival at Noble County Community Fairgrounds in Kendallville August 28-Sept. 2
Marshmallow Festival in Ligonier August 30-Sept. 2
- Information from the Noble County Indiana Convention and Visitors Bureau, visitnoblecounty.com
Other events in Noble County this summer include:
Family Camping At Its FinestIn The Heart Of Amish Country Beach & River Access Heated Pool Mini Golf Variety Of Sport Courts Boat/Canoe/Kayak Rental Primitive To Full Hookup Annual Sites Available Outdoor Movie Theater
,_P[6MM0 ":V\[O4PSLZ;V:9">LZ[4PSLZ^^ ^[^PUTPSSZUL[
Gene Stratton-Porters Cabin in Wildower Woods on the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site on Sylvan Lake in Rome City operated by the Indiana State Museum.
April 26, 2013 KPC Media Group Inc. kpcnews.com Get Ready for Summer 7
BY DENNIS NARTKERdennisn@kpcnews.net
ROME CITY The Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, is celebrating Gene Stratton-Porters 150th birthday with several special events during the year.
Here is a list of the special events and activities:
Wildower Walk & Brunch, Saturday, April 27, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Deadline for reservations for brunch has passed.
Birding With Gene, May 18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Naturalist led bird-watching hikes through Sower Woods, birding by kayak, tips on birding hotspots, leg banding and a craft. Call for reservations.
Cabin Overnight, June 8-9, 7 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. Limited to 10 guests. 18 years and older. Reservations by May 24. Explore the cabin from basement to attic, rarely seen artifacts, a guest author, one lucky guest win opportunity to spend night in Stratton-Porters bedroom. Snacks and catered breakfast. $100. Call for reserva-tions.
Moonlit Garden Tour, June 22, 8 to 10 p.m. Reservations by June 16. Does not include cabin tour. Tour formal gardens, music, wine and white-chocolate dipped strawberries.
Star Gazing and Night Hike, July 13, 8:30 to 10:3 p.m. Visitors younger than 18 must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Naturalist-led walk through Sowers Woods to meet creatures of the night. Bring binoculars.
Indiana Master Naturalist Course, Thursday, 6 to 9 p.m., July 18-Sept. 19. Offered in partnership with Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Purdue Extension, Soil & Water Conservation and development councils. Contact the site for details.
Barn Sale, Aug. 3-4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fundraiser supporting programs at the site. Call about renting space or donating items.
Gene Stratton-Porters 150th Birthday Gala, Aug. 9, 6 to 7:30 p.m., lm starts at 8 p.m. $75 per person, $10 per person for lm only. Celebration will be at Embassy Theater in Fort Wayne. Cocktail reception and meet some of Stratton-Porters family. Enjoy lm Laddie and historic Embassy pipe organ.
Chautauqua Days, Aug. 17, noon to 4 p.m. Tasty food, music, the Fort Wayne Photography Club, Plein Air Painters, nature writing, photo contests, classic automobiles, crafts and more.
Wild Game Cookout, Sept. 14, 6 to 9 p.m. Everything from goose, deer, dove, sh and squirrel on the menu. Vegetarian dishes also. Wild game donated by local hunters.
Owl-oween, Oct. 18, 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Learn about bats, owls, coyotes and other creatures that roam the woods. Dress in costume to collect treats and explore natural world. Bring a ashlight.
Gene Stratton-Porter Autumn Tea, Nov. 9, noon to 4 p.m. Tea, lovingly-baked delicacies, music and a guest speaker. Guided tour of cabin and formal gardens. Bring appropriate walking shoes.
A Dream of Beauty Holiday Walk, Dec. 7, 1 to 7 p.m. Cabin will be decorated according to Stratton-Porters description of Christmas 1917, which she called a Dream of Beauty. Visit Santa, live entertainment, holiday goodies, crafts, wagon rides.
For more details about these events and to make reservations, call the site at 854-3790 or email at www.genestratton-porter.com.
Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site celebrates GSPs 150th birthday
Quality. Experience. Style. Technology.
SALES SERVICE STORAGE RENTALS
Ships Store Clothing Tubes
Skis Waterboards Docking Boat Lifts
Serving the area since 1984626 Lake Drive, Coldwater, MI 49036
517-238-2777Hours: M-F 9-5; Sat. 9-3
Cars and trucks like you used to own.Featuring:
Over 150 cars & trucks on displayAntique gas pumps
Restored Valentine diner from AngolaIH truck gallery
Extensive model toy collectionPedal car collectionThe Buried Cord
...and much, much more...
N AT M U S1000 Gordon Buehrig Place, Auburn
(adjacent to the ACD Automotive Museum)
260-925-9100DeKalb Co. Residents
FREE ADMISSION1st Sunday of the month
Buy one admission, get one free with this ad
Auto & TruckMUSEUM
8 Get Ready for Summer kpcnews.com KPC Media Group Inc. April 26, 2013
(]HPSHIPSP[`]HYPLZI`WYVK\J[[`WLHUKPZZ\IQLJ[[VH]HPSHIPSP[`HUKX\HSPJH[PVUZ+PZJV\U[HTV\U[TH`]HY`I`Z[H[L(SSZ[H[L7YVWLY[`HUK*HZ\HS[`0UZ\YHUJL*VTWHU`!5VY[OIYVVR0SSPUVPZ (SSZ[H[L0UZ\YHUJL*VTWHU `
New & Pre-Owned:
Aluminum Fishing Boats
& Fiberglass Boats.
Full Service Dept.Indoor ShowroomShrink Wrap Storage
AUTHORIZED DEALER FOR:
Lowe Boats Stratos Boats Ranger Boats Mercury Outboards
260-894-7141 or 888-235-6586 www.mooreboats.com
West of Intersection Hwy. 6 & S.R. 33 In Ligonier
NEW PALETINE, Ill. Webers New Real Grilling, the sequel to Webers most popular cookbook ever, Webers Real Grilling, follows in the footsteps of its popular predecessor.
Written by New York Times best-selling author Jamie Purviance, Webers New Real Grilling takes a look back at how the grill itself has evolved from a nifty little gadget for grilling a burger or hot dog to a beloved showpiece with features and functions designed to help backyard chefs create four-star meals.
So much has changed in the world of grilling from the grills we use to the wide range of accessories, like woks, pizza stones, and vegetable baskets that allow people to use their grill for much more than a place to cook a hunk of meat, says Purviance. When I was rst learning to grill, supermarkets in America didnt carry ingredients like balsamic vinegar, Greek yogurt and chipotle peppers. Nowadays supermarkets are giving grillers a lot more options, and this book shows people how to make the most of these ingredients.
The new cookbook has more than 200 recipes, three of which follow:
PORTERHOUSE STEAKS AND SMASHED POTATOES WITH GARLIC BUTTER
Serves: 4Prep time: 25 minutesChilling time: about 1 hourGrilling time: 3648 minutesGarlic butter cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened cup nely chopped fresh Italian
parsley leaves1 teaspoons nely grated lemon zest2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice2 large garlic cloves, minced or pushed
through a press1 teaspoon freshly ground four pepper-
corn blendKosher salt1 pounds red potatoes, unpeeled, each
about 2 inches in diameter, cut in halfFreshly ground black pepper2 porterhouse steaks, each 11
pounds and about 1 inch thick, trimmed of
excess fat2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil2 teaspoons coarsely crushed mixed
peppercorns1. Combine the garlic butter ingredients,
including teaspoon salt, and mash with a fork until well blended. Transfer to a small sheet of plastic wrap and roll into a log 1 to 1 inches in diameter, enclosing the butter completely in the plastic wrap. Refrigerate until cold, about 1 hour. (The butter can be prepared up to a day in advance and kept, wrapped, in the refriger-ator. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour before using.)
2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium heat (350 to 450F).
3. Place a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil (large enough to enclose the potatoes in a single layer) on a work surface. Place the potatoes, cut side up, on the foil. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Wrap the foil around the potatoes and crimp the edges to seal the packet completely. Place the packet over direct medium heat, close the lid, and cook until the potatoes are tender
when pierced with a fork, 30 to 40 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to a heatproof bowl. Add half of the garlic butter and coarsely smash the potatoes with a potato masher or a fork, leaving the potatoes chunky. Cover to keep warm.
4. Brush the steaks on both sides with the oil and season evenly with 2 teaspoons salt and the crushed peppercorns. Allow the steaks to stand at room temperature for 15 to 30 minutes before grilling.
5. Increase the temperature of the grill to high heat (450 to 550F).
6. Grill the steaks over direct high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to your desired doneness, 6 to 8 minutes for medium rare, turning once or twice. Remove from the grill and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes. Cut the steaks across the grain and divide the slices among four plates. Dot the slices with the remaining garlic butter. Reheat the smashed potatoes, if necessary. Serve the steaks warm with the potatoes.
Cookbook offers up tantilizing recipes
See RECIPES page 9
April 26, 2013 KPC Media Group Inc. kpcnews.com Get Ready for Summer 9
2013 Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Recipe from Webers New Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance. Used with permission.
BABY BACK RIBS WITH SPICY RUB AND MOLASSES BARBECUE SAUCE
Serves: 4Prep time: 20 minutesGrilling time: 34 hoursRUB2 tablespoons packed golden brown
sugar1 tablespoon kosher salt2 teaspoons chipotle chile powder2 teaspoons garlic powder1 teaspoon prepared chili powder1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper2 racks baby back ribs, each 22
poundsSAUCE2 tablespoons unsalted butter1 yellow onion, 78 ounces,
Try the Tri as a team!A great tness goal!kpctriathlon.comSaturday, July 20
Early registration discount through July 7!
Try the tri as a TEAM!
Family Fun Starts Here!NEXT TOBarton
Lake RV Full Line ofNew & Used RVsLarge RV Parts &Accessories Storebartonlakervsales.com (877) 289-7888
15 Lane 201 Barton Lake, Fremont, IN 46737
From page 8
See RECIPES page 10
BY MIKE MARTURELLOmikem@kpcnews.net
More people are choosing gas grills when it comes to outdoor cooking, industry experts say.
And you dont need to spend the childrens college funds to put a nice, shiny new grill on the back patio or deck.
Many lower-priced models sport some stainless steel trim, side burners and other amenities once found only on higher-priced grills.
There are many factors beyond cosmetics of a grill to take into consideration when shopping for a grill.
The biggest thing is going to be is how much youre going to be grilling, said Melissa Metroff, manager of the Sears dealer store in Angola. Youre not going to want to feed a family of six or eight and buy a tiny little grill.
Basic grills might be great for cooking burgers and sausages, but if you are looking at cooking whole chickens, turkeys and other large cuts of meat on a regular basis, you might want to look big.
And even if you want a grill with, say,
1,000 square inches of cooking space, you dont necessarily have to shell out a fortune.
Even my big monster grill here now, Metroff said, thats all stainless steel is only 600 bucks.
Metroff said people can get into a nice grill for about $300 to $400 that will suit many of their needs.
A four-burner grill with an extra side burner will most suit about everybodys needs.
Beyond cost, people should look at things as how a manufacturer measures its cooking space, if it takes in consideration such things as side burners or searing burners in the overall space. Try to look for the main cooking areas space and whether it will meet your needs.
Another consideration is the type of fuel you plan to use. Most gas grills operate on portable LP gas containers. But many manufacturers make grills that can be hooked up to natural gas and others make grills that can be converted between LP and natural gas.
When it comes to BTUs, British thermal units, theres some debate over whats
necessary. Independent testing has shown that grills with extremely high BTU outputs dont necessarily cook faster or more efciently.
They dont really have a lot of literature in that respect. There are large, gigantic grills and those that run with less, Metroff said.
Some grills come with infrared burners that emit intense heat to sear and cook food. The designs differ by manufacturer, but many are found mounted in the back of the grill box.
Before settling on a grill, check the manufacturers warranty. Many will stand behind their products for several years, making the initial outlay more cost effective over the life of the grill.
For safety, look for a stable grill, one that doesnt tip if gently pushed from various angles. Also be on the lookout for sharp edges and plenty of space between the handle and lid.
Also, dont be tempted to use your gas grill inside the garage or other enclosed spaces. Beyond re hazards, carbon monoxide gases can build up, which could be fatal.
Gas grill becoming more popular; prices moderating
10 Get Ready for Summer kpcnews.com KPC Media Group Inc. April 26, 2013
nely chopped1 cup ketchup cup light molasses (not blackstrap) cup beer, preferably lager cup cider vinegar3 tablespoons tomato paste1 teaspoons mustard powder1 teaspoon garlic powder1 cup beer, preferably lager1. Combine the rub ingredients.
Using a dull knife, slide the tip under the membrane covering the back of each rack of ribs. Lift and loosen the membrane until you can pry it up, then grab a corner of it with a paper towel and pull it off. Season the racks all over with the rub, and allow them to stand at room temperature for 45 minutes before grilling.
2. Prepare the grill for indirect cooking over low heat (250 to 350F).
3. Meanwhile, in a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook until slightly softened, 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the remaining sauce ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, until thickened, for 18
to 20 minutes. Remove from the heat.4. Place the racks, bone side down,
over indirect low heat, as far from the heat as possible, close the lid, and cook for 3 hours. After the rst hour, baste the racks with beer, particularly any areas that are looking a little dry. Continue to baste with beer every hour or so. After 3 hours, check to see if one or both racks are ready to come off the grill. They are done when the meat has shrunk back from the ends of most of the bones by inch or more. Lift a rack by picking up one end with tongs. It should bend in the middle and the meat should tear easily. If the meat does not tear easily, return the racks to the grill, close the lid, and continue cooking for up to 1 hour more.
5. Remove the racks from the grill and lightly brush them on both sides with some of the sauce. Return the racks to the grill and cook over indirect low heat, with the lid closed, until the surface is slightly crispy, 10 to 20 minutes, turning occasion-ally. Remove from the grill and let rest for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut the racks between the bones into individual ribs and serve warm with the remaining sauce.
2013 Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Recipe from Webers New Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance. Used with permission.
KIDS FISHING DAY 2013SATURDAY, JUNE 15TH
~ OPEN TO KIDS 15 & UNDER ~MEAL STARTS AT 11 A.M
KIDS 15 & UNDER - FREE 16 & OVER - $4Serving Hamburger or Hot Dog & Fries
REGISTRATION: 11 A.M. - 12:15 P.M.RIDES ON BLACKJACK & 2-1/2 TON TRUCK
FISHING: 12:30 P.M. - 3:00 P.M.AWARDS AT 3:30!
1760 W. Maumee St., Angola 260-665-3363
Angola American Legion Post 31and Voiture 483
PARENTS, CHILDREN & PUBLIC WELCOME!
The Canvas Shop
Weve Got You Covered Boat Covers Awnings
Truck Tarps - New & Repair Pool Covers Agricultural Curtains Quality Canvas Products, Custom Designed to t your exact needs
850 N. Taylor Dr., 465651/2 mile NE of Downtown Shipshewana
No Customer is too big or too small -We take care of them all!
EZGO 2 FIVE
April 26, 2013 KPC Media Group Inc. kpcnews.com Get Ready for Summer 11
SALES SERVICE PARTS SALES SERVICE PARTS SALES SERVICE PARTS SALES SERVICE PARTS
SALES SERVICE PARTS SALES SERVICE PARTS SALES SERVICE PARTS SALES SERVICE PARTS
SALES SERVICE PARTS SALES SERVICE PARTS
RANGES REFRIGERATORS UPRIGHT FREEZERS
Big Green Egg Dealer
APPLIANCESSALES SERVICE PARTS
AWARD WINNINGSERVICE!Guaranteed Low Prices!
All Major NameBrand Appliances
US 20 & 200 W, Angola 260-665-9799
Noble Hawk Golf Linkspresents
for more information: www.noblehawk.com260.349.0900 3005 Noble Hawk Drive, Kendallville
The 2013 Mens Amateur Match Play ChampionshipJune - August
Indivdual Match Play Format Flexible 10-Day Period to Play Each Match)OLJKWHG9HULDEOH+DQGLFDS$YJ5HTXLUHG'LVFRXQWHG*ROI)HHV*LIWV3UL]HV7URSKLHV
Sherman E. Miller0485 W 200 S LaGrange, IN
Corner of 200 S &Hawpatch Road
BICYCLES, ACCESSORIES & BIKE PARTSWe repair all makes and models
GREAT SELECTION20 Different Models In-Store!
WOW!Custom Built In-House
21 Speed 3-WheelerThe Cadillac of Bicycles
Designed and built at Hawpatch
Road Bikes 3-Wheelers Tandem Bikes Comfort Hybrid
Get Out &Ride RALEIGH
on select Road BikesExpires 5/31/13
BY OCTAVIA LEHMANolehman@kpcnews.net
AUBURN The inaugural event Discovering Historic Auburn provides an up close look at the city of Auburns treasures, providing visitors the opportunity to learn about the past and enjoy the present.
Set for Sunday, May 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discovering Historic Auburn will take place downtown at Sixth and Jackson streets.
More than 40 local businesses will have booths set up for visitors to browse and shop.
Along Sixth and Jackson, area restaurants will provide samples of their cuisine. Local artists will display their goods at the Art Market on Sixth and Main, which includes photography, ceramics, paintings, sculptures and more.
The day also includes walking tours, entertainment and free admission to local museums.
Area museums will provide free admission from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. with Discovering Auburns ofcial passport, available at the vendor site at Sixth and
Jackson streets. The passport will be published in KPC Media newspapers and will be available at the vendor site at the central hub of Sixth and Jackson streets.
The National Auto and Truck Museum, The National Military History Museum, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum, and the Hoosier Air Museum all will provide free admission.
DART will provide transportation from downtown to the area museums.
At the grassy lot at Sixth and Jackson streets, local musicians will share their talent. Local entertainment will be featured on the hour, ranging from folk, pop, bluegrass and Americana music.
Visitors can learn about historic Auburn on horse-drawn wagon tours provided by the DeKalb County Horsemans Association. Tours begin at the corner of Fifth and Main Street at the Old Thacher Auto Garage. Each tour includes a local genealogy expert who will explain the citys history to guests. The tour will feature historic homes along Main, Jackson, Van Buren, Midway and
Inaugural Discovering Historic Auburn event set
In this September 2012 le photo, cars line the streets of downtown Auburn for the classic car cruise-in during Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival. On May 19, the inaugural event Discovering Historic Auburn will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Sixth and Jackson streets, featuring local businesses, restaurants, artists and musicians. The day includes free admission to local museums and tours of historic Auburn.
See AUBURN page 12
12 Get Ready for Summer kpcnews.com KPC Media Group Inc. April 26, 2013
When you subscribe to one of KPC Media Groups daily newspapers (The News Sun, The Star or The Herald Republican) you get full access to all of our online news content. You can even read the digital replicas of other KPC newspapers. Thats a great bene t when you are traveling or just want to keep up with whats happening across the region.
Online-only subscriptions are also available.
Go to kpcnews.com or call 1-800-717-4679
Explore book clubs
at area libraries
Page C1Hoosiers Win
IU tops VCU,
heads to Sweet 16
21 Jump Street
Read Jennys take
on the remakePage C6
Chance of showers
and storms today
with high near78.
Expect a low of 57.
March 18, 2012
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP)
Looking towardthe critical
primary in Illinois, Republican
presidential front-runner Mitt
up a shortenedcampaign trip toPuerto Rico onSaturday as heprepared for mor
tough contestsagainst chief riva
Rick Santorum.The former
cally curtailed his
trip to the U.S.territory, whichholds its primarytoday, in favor ofspending moretime in Illinois,where polls have
shown him slightly
ahead ofSantorum. Romn
ey had planned to
spend the weekend and visit a
polling place today, but instead
left the island immediately after a
Santorum left Puerto Rico
earlier this weekand was spendin
the morning in Missouri, where he
already won a primary that
awarded no delegates. Missouri
Republicans were meeting in
county caucusesSaturday, the firs
step toward choosing delegates to
the national convention who are
committed to specific candidates.
Santorum was headed to Illinois
Saturday night.Romney campai
morning with Puerto Rican Gov.
Luis Fortuno, shopping for
tropical fruit andmeeting with
Avid golfer Rick Nowels o
as his putt coasts toward
the hole at Cobble-
stone Golf Course in rura
es at Cobblestone said
this is the earliest the cou
rse has opened in its 13
years of business.
BY MIKE MARTURELLO
ANGOLA When the weather
started turning from winter to
summer last week, the folks at
Bridgewater GolfClub in Auburn
got caught off guard.
They were expecting some early
play on the course, but not the leve
they ended up with.
We were caughta little off
guard. But we finally got enough
hot dogs and drinks and have been
able to take care of everybody.
Were OK now,said Ivan Foster,
head golf professional.
Many businessesdependent on
warmer weather are seeing an
upswing in activity due to the rece
warm spell.Warming trends o
ften come in
spurts in March,but rarely are ther
lengthy warm spells, said Courtney
f ll of the National Weather
up that warm airfrom the South,
Obergfell said. The result has been
temperatures in the 70s with lows
near 50 for the better part of a wee
when the daily average high is
typically around 45 degrees.
Until possibly Thursday or
Friday, there hasnt been a strong-
enough system tocome out of the
Arctic to combatthe high thats
brought the warmweather,
Obergfell said. Temperatures are
expected to dropto levels closer to
normal Friday and Saturday.
K ith golf course
When the snowdisappears and
you can start seeing dirt, people
start getting interested again (in
boating). The guys inthe showroom
are keeping busy,theyre seeing
some activity, said Terry Archbold
of Dry Dock Marine Center,
Angola.Whats in the dirt
is what matters
for golf courses.If the ground is to
soft or theres still frost in the soil,
golf courses either cant allow cart
or have to limit carts to use only o
paths.Were off the pa
ths now, and its
f tastic Fostersaid. Its a
Thinking about summer
GOP rivals head
to next showdown
Warm spell hasoutdoor enthus
iasts out and about
Weve kind of had a ridge of hig
h pressure thatsbeen
bringing in the warm air from th
National Weather Service No
places sixth atstate
BY DENNIS NARTKER
Nobles PremiereEdition all-
women show choir finished
sixth out of ninegroups in
choir state finalsfor small
division schools at Plainfield
High School.The Northridge S
captured first place, followed
by the New Castle
Dynamiques in second and
DeKalb High School Sound
Sensation in third.
East Nobles Knight
Rhythms mixed choir did not
qualify for the state finals.
Other all-womenchoirs in
di i ion and
Getting into the spirt of St.
Patricks Day was easy for 15
month-old Natalie Bullock of
Avilla, as she sported a
shamrock dress while
attending the Noble County
Health Fair with her family on
Saturday. Thehealth fair
attracted morethan 400
people to Central Noble High
School in Albion.
St. Paddys DayBOB BUTTGEN
home entry at
Wall LakePage A2
Serving the Steuben County 101
lakes area since 1857
TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
Weather Partly cloudy
today. High 46. Low 30.
Mostly sunny Wednesday.
Officials take part in the gro
undbreaking for the hanga
project at the Tri-State Steu
ben County Airport on Mon
who were present included
, from left, Sen. Dennis Kru
Auburn; Angola Councilman
Dave Martin; Angola Mayo
Hickman; Angola Councilma
n Mike McClelland; Dr. R. W
Weaver Jr., president of the S
teuben County Aviation Bo
Drewes, vice president of th
e Steuben County Aviation
Mike Van Westen of the Ste
uben County Aviation Boar
Kline, airport manager; Ron
Smith, chair of the Steuben
Commissioners; Bill Booth,
chair of the Steuben Count
Jim Crowl, Steuben County
commissioner; Linda Hanse
County Councilwoman; Lore
tta Smart, Steuben County
sioner; and Rick Shipe, Ste
uben County Council.
BY JENNIFER DECKER
ANGOLA Persistence paid off as
Steuben County Aviation Board and
officials finally broke ground on a
hangar/terminal at the Tri-State Steu
Airport Monday.The hangar/termin
al will cost around $1.6
million and will provide year-round a
jets and airplanes dont ice up in the winte
Part of the second floor will be reno
include a pilots lounge and an elevat
access that level.The aviation board
has been trying to get the
project off the runway, but funding and bi
has grounded the project.
Weve been working more than two
said Dr. R. Wyatt Weaver Jr., chair of
aviation board.Two years is not
that long, joked Angola
Mayor Dick Hickman.
Hickmans comment was regarding t
the revitalization in downtown Ango
more than 30 years to get going.
Very few cities have an airport, sa
Steuben County Commissioner Ron
The upgrade is more for the comme
Congratulations for your perseveranc
Dave Martin, Angola council membe
the project is an example of what can be d
when public entities work together.
Construction will be done by Strebig
Construction, Fort Wayne.
Randy Strebig, of Strebig Constructi
his company should be able to have
nearly completed with a roof and side
s up by
the annual signature Angola Balloon
event July 6-7.Today were getti
ng the site prepped and
will strip the soil, Strebig said.
Were happy to get moving forward
Loretta Smart, Steuben County comm
Lets get it built, said Jim Crowl, S
John Kline, the airports manager, s
during the construction process, the
not have to close. It will close during
Aloft for safety.
Airport project takes flight
Man gets30 years
Thank a dispatcher,
especially this week
ANGOLA It is
National Public Safety
It is meant to be an
opportunity for the public to
show appreciation for 911
dispatchers.The Steuben Coun
dispatches many municipali-
ties, fire districts and the
emergency medical service
that serves Steuben County.
The county dispatchers are
responsible for answering 12
non-emergency phone lines,
answering 911 calls,
monitoring and responding
on approximately 30 radio
frequencies and handling
approximately 3,000 calls
for service per month.
Dispatchers are trained on
and emergency medical
Among the communica-
tions traffic handled by
are the sheriffs department,
town police departments,
volunteer fire and rescue
wrecker services and animal
control. It also handles after-
hours calls to a variety of
Plow day is Saturday
County Antique Power
Association will host its 28th
annual Plow Day on Saturday.
Around 20 antique tractors
will plow 20 acres north of
U.S. 20 on S.R. 327. Work
will begin on the Shuman
family farm, 530 N. S.R. 327,
around 9 a.m. Ham and beans
will be served at noon.
Rain date is April 21.
f d in
Ground broken for new hangar/te
Hoosiers Advance Page B1IU tops VCU to move into Sweet 16 Get Reading Page C1Explore book clubs at area librariesWeather
Chance of showersand storms todaywith high near 78.Expect a low of 57.Page B8
March 18, 2012
kp c n e w s . c o m
TheServingDeKalb Countysince 1871
GOODMORNINGState representativecandidates to debateAUBURN
All fourcandidates for state represen-tative from District 52 arescheduled to take part in adebate Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.in Middaugh Hall, 708 S.Union St., Auburn, on theDeKalb County Fairgrounds.Gary Harbaugh, PaulMoss, David Powers andBen Smaltz are running forthe Republican nominationin District 52 in the May 8primary election.The debate will bemoderated by MarkMellinger, evening newsanchor of WANE-TVChannel 15 and host of thepublic affairs show Focus15, and WoodyZimmerman, generalmanager and morning showhost of Froggy 106.7 Radio.The DeKalb County 9-12Group is sponsoring thedebate and inviting thepublic to attend. The groupis encouraging audiencemembers to bring cannedfood items for local foodbanks.
DeKalb Classic Connection performs in a showearlier this year. In front, from left, are Amanda
Western, Ben Lancaster, Amber Sattison, KalibMcKown, Nathan Carthen and Carmen Rainelli.
FROM STAFF REPORTSPLAINFIELD DeKalb HighSchool show choirs gave up theirthree-year grip on state champi-onships Saturday, but not without agallant effort.
DeKalbs Classic Connectionmixed choir finished second to NewCastle by just one point in the statefinals for smaller schools Saturdaynight at Plainfield. The host schoolplaced third, with Northridge fourthout of nine finalist choirs.DeKalb won the first three statechampionships in 2009, 2010 and2011 in both mixed and girls choirdivisions.Earlier Saturday, DeKalbsSound Sensation placed third in the2012 womens choir finals, behindnew champion Northridge andrunner-up New Castle.Both DeKalb choirs won awardsfor best visuals, a category judgingchoreography and costuming thatmakes up 40 percent of scoring.Vocal performance counts for 60percent.
You get best visuals thatswhat were known for, DeKalbassistant director Kent Johnso idSat d
It was a great show. I wouldntchange a thing those kids did today. Its just the way the cookiecrumbled this time, said directorShelley Johnson after Saturdaynights narrow miss of a fourthchampionship in the mixed-choirdivision.She called the first-runner-upfinish disappointing, but good atthe same time, adding, One point!It was so close.
We couldnt have done anythingbetter than what we did. We put itall out there, and it just wasnt quitegood enough, said Nathan Carthen,a senior member of Classic Connec-tion. It was a good way to end thesenior year
I dont think we could have doneanything better.Mosier said seniors in the choircan reflect on winning three statechampionships in their careers.In Saturdays womens choirfinals, DeKalb Sound Sensationearned the third-highest vocal scoreon its way to third place overall.This was the best show of ourseason. I could feel it in the firstfour bars, Shelley Johnson said.The judges made comments ontheir sheets about our energy andhow much fun our show was. The girls were awesome, DeKalbCounty can be proud of them.The show was amazing today,said Kelsie Williams, a seniormember of Sound Sensation.Everyone was completelyenergized, and you could telleveryone really wanted it. Wereproud of third place, and we gotbest visuals, which was a nicesurprise for us.We all wanted it. We all did ourbest, senior Bailey Hartman saidabout S t d
Choirs take 2nd, 3rd in state
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) Looking toward the criticalprimary in Illinois, Republicanpresidential front-runner MittRomney wrappedup a shortenedcampaign trip toPuerto Rico onSaturday as heprepared for moretough contests
against chief rivalRick Santorum.The formerMassachusettsgovernor dramati-cally curtailed histrip to the U.S.territory, whichholds its primarytoday, in favor ofspending moretime in Illinois,where polls haveshown him slightly ahead ofSantorum. Romney had planned tospend the weekend and visit apolling place Sunday, but insteadleft the island immediately after amorning appearance.Santorum left Puerto Ricoearlier this week and was spendingthe morning in Missouri, where healready won a primary thatawarded no delegates. MissouriRepublicans were meeting incounty caucuses Saturday, the firststep toward choosing delegates tothe national convention who arecommitted to specific c didS
GOP rivals headto next showdown
Obama marksSt. Patricks DayWASHINGTON (AP) His jacket was only mossgreen but his pint was trueGuinness.
President Barack Obamatilted back a glass of the darkIrish brew Saturday, observingSt. Patricks Day at aboisterous Irish pub with hisancestral cousin fromMoneygall, Ireland, at his side.At the White House, themain South Lawn Fountainburbled green water. Nearby,workers prepared for a visitTuesday by the Irish PrimeMinister Enda Kenny.The first family wasputting on its Irish, a bloodine that runs throughObamas veins
I wouldnt change a thingthose kids did today.
Shelley JohnsonDeKalb show choir director
Your news. Your way.Home delivery subscribers get full
access to ALL online content at kpcnews.com.
THE NEWS SUN StarThe THE HERALDREPUBLICAN
Twelfth streets.DeKalb County Historian John Bry
also will lead walking tours throughout the downtown area. Tours will leave from Sixth and Main on the hour.
Guided tours of the Old Auburn Hotel, Willennar Genealogy Center and Eckhart Public Library also will be provided. Visitors to the Eckhart Public Library can also view the 46th annual Eckhart Public Library art show.
Visitors can also complete an architectural scavenger hunt to win a bicycle from Moes Bikes and More. The scavenger hunt will be printed in the The Stars 100th anniversary edition.
Participants in the scavenger hunt will need to nd architectural features in downtown Auburn. The scavenger hunt can be completed at anytime and must be returned to The Star booth at Sixth and Jackson to be entered in the drawing.
The event is sponsored by KPC Media Group and Downtown Auburn Business Association.
From page 11
Downtown Cruise-Ins around the Courthouse Square in Auburn May 16, June 20, July 25, August 15, September 19, October 11
CycleFest in Downtown Auburn May 18
Strawberries in the Park June 19 from 10:30 a.m. to later.
Garden Walk in Auburn July
Cedar Creek Antique Engine & Tractor Fun Days at the DeKalb County Fairgrounds in Auburn July 5-6
Ashley-Hudson Festival August 3
St. Joe Pickle Festival August 8-10
Butler Days Festival August 17
Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival in Auburn August 29 to September 1
Gather at the Gate summer art exhibit in downtown Auburn June through September
- Information from DeKalb County Community & Visitors Bureau, dekalbcvb.org, and Downtown Auburn Business Association, daba4auburn.org
Other events in DeKalb County this summer include:
All events take place in the grassy lot at Sixth and Jackson on May 11, 2013.
LikelyLovely, 11 a.m.
Husband-and-wife team, Ryan and Fairen Frisinger, and long-time friend, Josh Ayers form this acoustic trio fuled by infectious melodies. Visit likelylovely.com.
Ken Preston, noon.
Ken Preston is a local singer, songwriter preparing to release his fourth CD. His
music is known as American music and several songs have been featured on syndicated radio shows. Preston performs solo and with Eric Deitsch in the Wobegon Acoustics duo. Visit wobegona-
The Jug Huffers, 1 p.m.
An old time, bluegrass, acoustic folk band from northeast Indiana. Find them at jughuffers.com.
J Kimmel Ministries, 2 p.m.
Jack Kimmel covers a wide range of music genres. He handles all forms of music production from sound engineer, vocalist, disk jockey, karaoke and more.
Tim and Sharon McEntee, 3 p.m.
Residents of Auburn for the last seven years, Tim and Sharon have enjoyed performing in various venues, including restaurants, private functions and
Discovering Historic Auburns entertainment lineup
April 26, 2013 KPC Media Group Inc. kpcnews.com Get Ready for Summer 13
DONT LET BACTERIA
RUIN YOUR SUMMER FUN!Having recreational water tested is important to protect swimmers from recreational water illnesses, such as: SICKNESS FROM E.COLI CONTAMINATION HOT TUB RASH AND SWIMMERS EAR (Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria is a major cause of these common infections.) Protect yourself and your family by having your
pool, beach and hot tub tested for bacteria.
SOME OF OUR OTHER SERVICES: Home drinking water testing Operations and analysis for public water systems and wastewater treatment facilities
BRING THIS AD IN TO RECEIVE
10% OFFYOUR WATER TESTING FOR RECREATIONAL
OR HOME DRINKING WATER
1975 West 100 North, Suite C,Angola, IN 46703
FREE2 WEEK TRIAL
Serving Northeast IndianaKendallville Angola Auburn
Cooler,2 - Five gallonbottles and a
sleeve of cups
or order onlineHeyWaterMan.com
Limited time offer Dealer participation varies
Practical and Artistic Designs That Reveal Smartness in Style
and Novelty in Trimming
FINE WOMEN'S CLOTHING, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES
Three Sisters223 W. Maumee St., Angola, IN
BY PATRICK REDMONDpredmond@kpcnews.net
SHIPSHEWANA Shipshewanas annual spring celebration, Mayfest, is just around the corner, and event organizers are promising this Mayfest to be the best so far.
The annual celebration is scheduled to start on Friday, May 3 and runs through Saturday, May 4. The festival takes over the streets in downtown Shipshewana. This years theme is Horsin Around in Shipsh-ewana.
According to Gary Zehr, executive director of the Shipshewana Retail Merchants Association, Mayfest rst started in the 1970s as a way to kick off the annual tourist season. But the festival was also a gift to the towns residents from the merchants.
Nowadays, the two-day festival is lled with oats, bands, cars and trucks as well as food. Most of the events, like the garden tractor pull and games, are geared to entertain every member of the family. Festival events, like always, are free.
The festival started out at the auction
grounds, but has since grown to take over downtown, and the crowds have followed.
This community is fantastic, all working together, all working to support the festival, said the Shipshewana Retail Merchants Associations Sue Hendrickson. This year is going to be great.
Mayfest kicks off early Friday morning with an 8:30 performance of the John Dudley magic show. Other Friday Mayfest highlights include a performance by the Westview band and choir at noon. The Heartstring Bluegrass band takes to the stage at 6 p.m. and Branded Bluegrass takes the stage at 7 p.m.
Saturday begins with a benet pancake and sausage breakfast sponsored by the Marion Mennonite Church from 8-10 a.m. The annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament also starts at 8 a.m.
One of Saturdays highlights, the Mayfest parade takes to the streets at 10 a.m.
Zehr said last years parade was the biggest ever, with 90 units taking the street, but he hopes this years parade will be even bigger.
Mayfest to nd Shipshewana horsin around
The Barrels of Fun train rolls down the streets of Shipshewana as part of the annual Shipshewana May Fest parade last year.
See MAYFEST page 14
14 Get Ready for Summer kpcnews.com KPC Media Group Inc. April 26, 2013
Since the theme is horsin around, were hope there will be more than 100 entries in the parade, Zehr said.
Parade entrants will be divided by category and prizes will be handed out for best organizational unit, best commercial unit, best historical and classic vehicle, best childrens entry, best theme entry and best equestrian unit. With this years theme, those with carriages, rigs, wagons and buggies are invited to step off with the rest of the parade entrants.
Mayfest organizers have a full day of events scheduled for Saturday, including a cornhole tournament, a police dog
demonstration, a pony pull, a puppet show, face painting, radio controlled car races, and garden tractor pull. And theres always plenty of food available.
Two live shows take to the stage again Saturday night. Aaron Stutzman takes the stage at 6 p.m., the group Livin Forgiven at 7 p.m. and Lena Mullet and Amos Raber perform at 8 p.m.
The entertainment is always the highlight of Mayfest, Zehr said. We stick to our roots, bluegrass music and gospel. That always draws a huge crowd.
Because the festival is held the rst weekend of May, the weather can be a bit of an issue.
Were just hoping its nice, Zehr said.For more information or to see a
schedule of events, visit Shipshewana.com.
2013 FREE FRIDAY NIGHT PERFORMANCE
MAY Friday, May 31 7:30 PM
Big Caddy Daddy presented by Beacon Credit Union
JUNE Friday, June 7 7:30 PM
Audie Blaylock & RedlineFriday, June 14 7:30 PMElks #1978 Flag Day CeremonyFriday, June 21 7:30 PM
Summer Musical TheaterFriday, June 28 7:30 PM
Fort Wayne Philharmonic Patriotic Pops Concert
presented by SDI Foundation
JULYFriday, July 12 7:30 PM
The Puf ns - Chicago FolkFriday, July 19 7:30 PM
Shade-n-ShannonJohnny Cash & Friends
Friday, July 26 7:30 PMSpike & the Bulldogs & Shifters Car Club
presented by Alliance Industries
AUGUSTFriday, August 2 7:30 PM
Little Big BandFriday, August 9 7:30 PM
United Way of DeKalb County
Gates open at 6:00 with the shows starting at 7:30 PM All Friday nights are FREE!
See these and other events at www.dekalboutdoortheater.orgFor more information contact
firstname.lastname@example.orgProduced in cooperation with the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau.
Center St., Auburn
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Noble County Fairgrounds
Tots - Middle School
Free Fun Prizes Concessions Available Stories Animals Games Building Projects Hobbies
Gardening Crafts Police Dogs & More
AN INTERACTIVE LEARNING FAIR FOR KIDS & THEIR FAMILIES
VISIT ALL 5 NEIGHBORHOODS:
Arts & Culture CommunicationCommunity Environment& Science Health & Fitness
Saturday, August 3, 2013
WIN PRIZES!Visit all 5 neighborhoods
to enter drawing.
+ DocksAnodized Aluminum,
Treated Pine, or Vinyl Decking offered in
stationary, floating,or roll-in systems
+LiftsWe offer the best lineof vertical, cantilever,
pwc, hydraulic lifts, floating lifts
Weight ranges from600# - 5600#
We also offer drive uppwc ports
Located 1/2 mile southof the outlet mall.
20 years in the dockand lift industry.
5440 N State Road 127, Fremont, Indiana email@example.com www.americandockandlift.com
Free on site quotes with sales & serviceyou can trust
From page 13
Pumpkinvine Bike Ride, on the Pumpkin-vine Nature Trail between Goshen, Middlebury and Shipshewana June 15
Shipshewana Quilt Festival June 26-29
Amishland & Lakes Bicycle Ride, beginning at The Howe School August 2-4
- Information from the Shipshewana/LaGrange County Convention & Visitors Bureau, backroads.org
Other events in LaGrange County this summer include:
BY AARON ORGANaorgan@kpcnews.net
Looking for a summer getaway thats as inexpensive as it is entertaining? Try camping.
Whether you roll up to a camp site in a luxury recreational vehicle or a modest pop-up camper, or even with a primitive tent, camping can offer time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life with the option for as much or as little entertain-ment as you want at a bottom dollar.
Paul Petrulis, Community Manager of Twin Mills Camping Resort in Howe, said that camping is a unique activity that gets you away from home and work in a different environment, at a place far enough away to relax but not so far you couldnt return quickly in an emergency.
Its a chance to reconnect.The draw of camping is, without
question, family time, said Petrulis. Camping is an opportunity to disconnect from reality. You dont have your laptop, youre not at your desk, your BlackBerry isnt with you, youre not connected 24-7. Its a way to spend time with family
without those distractions.And its affordable.Petrulis said that after the economic
downturn, camping became wildly more popular as a vacation destination because for $30-$40 a night, you can have a getaway with your family, compared to several hundred dollars at a hotel.
Were seeing a shift, from an industry perspective, to the ease of camping versus the headache of trying to get ights and rental cars and hotels for that one week of vacation, Petrulis said.
And camping can offer many of the same activities that a more expensive vacation would.
Twin Mills, for example, has a heated pool and hot tub, a lake and river for swimming, boating and shing, a ball eld, an indoor activity room and rental pavilions, in addition to an activity director who plans events for campers. Or, campers can ignore it all and relax with the birds.
The perception is camping is rustic and dirty, and thats just not the case when you visit, Petrulis said.
Camping can be inexpensive, fun way to relax
See CAMPING page 15
April 26, 2013 KPC Media Group Inc. kpcnews.com Get Ready for Summer 15
But in order to make the experience stress-free and enjoyable, there are things campers should always remembers to bring.
Camping can involve a $100,000 motorhome, a travel trailer, a pop-up camper or tents of all shapes and sizes, so youll need to rst decide what type of camping youre interested in. Luxury RVs will offer much of the same amenities that a 5-star hotel room would, while a tent can offer you cover during a nights sleep on the ground.
Whichever method you choose to camp in, Petrulis says there are essential items that you should always remember to bring to assure a fun and relaxing experience.
Petrulis said that if youre driving in a motorhome or travel trailer, it is important to have the correct connections, including electrical cords, water and sewage hoses and connectors.
That is, without question, one of the most frustrating things that our campers vent to us, Petrulis said. Either the hose isnt long enough or they dont have a certain coupler or the amperage isnt right. Whatever the case, be sure you know what your rig needs.
For more basic campers who plan
to sleep under the stars in a tent, on the ground, Petrulis said its important to pack an air mattress for comfort and a blanket for warmth. Campers can overlook the middle-of-the-night temperature outdoors, and a cold night can make for a rough day, Petrulis said.
From there, Petrulis said because the grill will be the most likely place a camper will cook, it is important to bring anything the chef would use at home, to the camp site. Thats key whether youre kicking back in an RV or unzipping the tent door, Petrulis said.
While most campgrounds will sell spatulas or grilling accessories, Petrulis said simply remembering to bring it ahead of time will make the experience that much better.
Another forget-me-not for campers should be childrens shoes or ip-ops, which Petrulis said are often forgotten and missed by campers. Children often enjoy running around the campground without shoes, but when nature attacks in the form of a minor cut or pavement burn, it can be agonizing.
Something as simple as shoes can make or break an entire weekend, Petrulis said.
With the right ingredients and the right mindset, camping can be an affordable. and wonderful alternative to the pricey vacations.
Service and Parts for:PWX WatercraftBoatsATVS Dirt BikesUTVS & Side by SidesGolf CartsGo KartsMotorcyclesScootersHarley AccessoriesClothing + Helmets
260-220-0148705 E. Quincy Street, Garrett, In. 46738
Professional Parts & ServicePickup and Delivery Available
New Go Karts, Kids ATVs, Scooters
Factory Certied Mechanics
OEM PARTS for ALL Brands
Up to 20% Off30+ Years
ExperienceFULL SERVICE & PARTS Departments
From page 14
16 Get Ready for Summer kpcnews.com KPC Media Group Inc. April 26, 2013
Celebrating 150 YearsCelebrating 150 Years
RATE3.49% 3.56 %*ANNUAL PERCENTAGE
2013 Campbell & Fetter Bank. NMLS #416300*To qualified buyers. Normal credit terms apply. 2009 and newer boats. APR is based on $20,000 60 month term. First payment 30 days from loan origination. Doc prep of $40 applies. APR is fixed for the life of the loan.
What You Promised Them Last YearSummer is about here. Now is a great time to be shopping for that new boat you promised the family last year. Stop by any of our locations and talk to us about how we can help. With our low Annual Percentage Rate we are sure we can get you into the boat of your dreams. Call today to see why Campbell & Fetter is Better for boat loans.
Kendallville - 260.347.1500 Albion - 260.636.2171Auburn - 260.925.5635
Ligonier - 260.894.7155Angola - 260.665.8782 www.campbellfetterbank.com