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    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.

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    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

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    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, visit the antique classic boat societys website at or

    The boat shows sponsors are Dry Dock Marine Center, Lake James Association, Daves Lake Shack, TLA Signs and the Antique Boat Shoppe.

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    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.

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    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

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    Chain O Lakes Festival in Albion June 5-8

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    Tri-State Blugrass Festival at Noble County Community Fairgrounds in Kendallville August 28-Sept. 2

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    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.

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    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.

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    2013 Weber-Stephen Products LLC. Recipe from Webers New Real Grilling by Jamie Purviance. Used with permission.


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    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

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    More people are choosing gas grills when it comes to outdoor cooking, industry experts say.

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    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,

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    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.

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    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

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    BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP)

    Looking towardthe critical

    primary in Illinois, Republican

    presidential front-runner Mitt

    Romney wrapped

    up a shortenedcampaign trip toPuerto Rico onSaturday as heprepared for mor


    tough contestsagainst chief riva


    Rick Santorum.The former

    Massachusettsgovernor dramat


    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

    morning appearance.

    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

    gned Saturday

    morning with Puerto Rican Gov.

    Luis Fortuno, shopping for

    tropical fruit andmeeting with

    f massive,




    Avid golfer Rick Nowels o

    f Kendallvillewatches

    as his putt coasts toward

    the hole at Cobble-

    stone Golf Course in rura

    l KendallvilleFriday

    afternoon. Representativ

    es at Cobblestone said

    this is the earliest the cou

    rse has opened in its 13

    years of business.



    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

    e South.

    Courtney Obergfell

    National Weather Service No

    rthern Indiana



    Premiere Edition

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    Nobles PremiereEdition all-

    women show choir finished

    sixth out of ninegroups in

    Saturdays ISSMAshow

    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.

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    Officials take part in the gro

    undbreaking for the hanga


    project at the Tri-State Steu

    ben County Airport on Mon

    day. Those

    who were present included

    , from left, Sen. Dennis Kru

    se, R-

    Auburn; Angola Councilman

    Dave Martin; Angola Mayo

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    Kline, airport manager; Ron

    Smith, chair of the Steuben


    Commissioners; Bill Booth,

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    Jim Crowl, Steuben County

    commissioner; Linda Hanse

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    ANGOLA Persistence paid off as


    Steuben County Aviation Board and


    officials finally broke ground on a

    hangar/terminal at the Tri-State Steu

    ben County

    Airport Monday.The hangar/termin

    al will cost around $1.6

    million and will provide year-round a

    ccess so

    jets and airplanes dont ice up in the winte


    Part of the second floor will be reno

    vated to

    include a pilots lounge and an elevat

    or to

    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

    he fact

    the revitalization in downtown Ango

    la took

    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

    rcial side.

    Congratulations for your perseveranc


    Dave Martin, Angola council membe

    r, said

    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

    on, said

    his company should be able to have

    the project

    nearly completed with a roof and side

    s up by

    the annual signature Angola Balloon

    s Aloft

    event July 6-7.Today were getti

    ng the site prepped and

    will strip the soil, Strebig said.

    Were happy to get moving forward

    , said

    Loretta Smart, Steuben County comm


    Lets get it built, said Jim Crowl, S


    County commissioner.

    John Kline, the airports manager, s


    during the construction process, the

    airport will

    not have to close. It will close during


    Aloft for safety.

    Airport project takes flight

    Man gets30 years


    i it

    Thank a dispatcher,

    especially this week

    ANGOLA It is

    National Public Safety

    Dispatchers Week.

    It is meant to be an

    opportunity for the public to

    show appreciation for 911

    dispatchers.The Steuben Coun


    Communications Center

    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

    state-of-the-art technology

    and emergency medical

    dispatch procedures.

    Among the communica-

    tions traffic handled by

    community communications

    are the sheriffs department,

    town police departments,

    volunteer fire and rescue

    department, ambulances,

    wrecker services and animal

    control. It also handles after-

    hours calls to a variety of


    Plow day is Saturday

    ANGOLA Steuben

    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.

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    Auburn, Indiana

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    GOODMORNINGState representativecandidates to debateAUBURN

    All fourcandidates for state represen-tative from District 52 arescheduled to take part in adebate Tuesday at 6:30 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

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    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,, and Downtown Auburn Business Association,

    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

    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

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.


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    Boat Loans

    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.

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