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This is a true story about a local youth philanthropy group investing in an idea that a couple of faculty members from Oak Farm Montessori School in rural Avilla had to immerse elementary students in natural settings and engage them in learning about their natural surroundings, how to respec… Read more

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I love everything that autumn brings, brilliant leaf colors, hot chocolate, bonfires, toasted marshmallows, hot or cold apple cider and the doughnuts to go with it. However, there’s a “but.” Read more

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KENDALLVILLE — Kendallville Public Library will host a free preview screening of a new PBS children’s program, “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the media room. The program is suitable for children ages 4 to 8. Read more

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LIGONIER — The Dave Smith Memorial Scholarship has been established at the Community Foundation of Noble County by the Smith family to help an East Noble High School student who is not only an athlete, but gives back to the community. Read more

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ALBION — The chef at a local eatery came away with the People’s Choice prize in the annual “Scare on the Square” Chili Cook-off sponsored by and held at Grace Christian Church on Oct. 25. Chili cooked up by C.J. Ley, chef at Albion’s One 10 West Main, was the winning entry. Ley was awarded A… Read more

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The DeKalb County One-Room Schoolhouse reunion took place Sunday, Oct. 13, at the residence of Elizabeth Lautzenhiser Gilbert of rural Metz. Those attending enjoyed a potluck lunch and fellowship of past school remembrances. Most one-room schoolhouses were consolidated with other bigger scho… Read more

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ANGOLA — The Association of Professional and Business Women heard from Carolyn Davis, clinical director at the Faith Community Health Clinic, during their October meeting. Read more

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Kendallville — There are a lot of leaves this time of year, but none quite like the current Make & Take Project at the Kendallville Public Library. Everyone can create a Book Page Leaf of their own in The Cortex at the Kendallville Public Library and its Limberlost Branch in Rome City fr… Read more

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KENDALLVILLE – The Parkview Noble Center for Healthy Living will offer a Check-Up Day on Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Both free and low-cost screenings will be offered. All services will be provided inside Parkview Noble Hospital, 401 Sawyer Road, Kendallville. Please enter through the… Read more

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KENDALLVILLE — The Kendallville Lions Club induction ceremony was held Oct. 21. From left are Kendallville Lions Club President Steve Kramer; past president Rich Anderson, who did the induction and administered the oath; new member Jeff Crawford, and Lion sponsor Fred Inniger. Crawford works… Read more

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Weather forces changes to Pokagon Halloween events Saturday Read more

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Music is so important. Shout out to all those that create it so that we can latch on to something beautiful that can calm us, inspire us and be possibly part of the soundtrack of our lives. Read more

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These West Noble High School students visited Reliable in Kendallville on Oct. 16 during a tour of Noble County industries. They were one of two student groups on the tour. The Noble County Economic Development Corporation set up the tour to show students what opportunities exist for careers… Read more

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Well, it is nearing that time of year where we gardeners are looking forward to a break from the work of watering and weeding but we are also sad to see the end of our beautiful flowers and fresh produce. While harvesting the last of my cucumbers yesterday, many other fall “things to get don… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — The first Fort Wayne Barrel Aged Beer festival featured a wide cross section of northeastern Indiana’s beer makers, including Angola’s Chapman’s Brewing Company, LaOtto Brewing and Auburn Brewing Company. Read more

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I’ve been reporting at the Advance Leader and News Sun for a while now. It’s been great meeting new people, getting news tips and story ideas from readers, and learning about the issues in the communities I cover. Read more

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Alaeric Joseph Peyrse Trowbridge was born on Oct. 15, 2019 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola, weighing 5 pounds 13 ounces to Kree and Derreck Trowbridge of Angola. Grandparents are Joseph and Leanne Jenkot of Fremont. He joins a sister, Mina, 4, and a brother, Kato, 1. Read more

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If you’re lucky, you win a Lilly Teacher Creativity Fellowship. If you’re really lucky, you go to Lilly Fellows workshops in the summer. And if you’re incredibly fortunate, you travel to those with Paul Beckwith. Read more

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Did you know people can monitor you through your phone? The FTC’s settlement with Retina-X Studios, LLC marks the agency’s first case against “stalking apps” or “stalkerware” — spyware that secretly monitors another person’s smartphone. Read more

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The Kendallvillains team of, from left, Viv Grzelak, Don Grzelak and Brooke Donnelly-Grzelak were champions at Kendallville Public Library’s Trivia Night, Stranger things/The 80’s for October. Trivia Night is the second Thursday each Month. November’s topic is “Harry Potter” trivia. Read more

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COLDWATER, Mich. — On Saturday at 5:30 p.m., Tibbits Opera House, 14 S. Hanchett St., Coldwater, Michigan, will unleash its Monster Fest for the fourth year in a row. Read more

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AVILLA —The Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege, president of the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, was the guest speaker at the 175th anniversary celebration at Immanuel Lutheran Church on Sunday, Oct. 13. Read more

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FREMONT — Pokagon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met Oct. 9 at the Fremont Public Library with Adrianne Berger, Northern District Director, as the guest speaker. Read more

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“We ask you, brothers, to respect those who labor among you and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves. And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patien… Read more

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Fall is a critical time for plants to rehydrate themselves, and evergreens especially need to be well hydrated going into the winter season. After experiencing a dry fall, it is even more important to spend some extra time preparing your evergreens for the drying effects of winter weather. Read more