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What makes a friend? There are numerous songs about friendship. Some of the greats that come to mind are You Got a Friend in Me, Lean on Me, That’s What Friends Are For, With a Little Help From Friends, You’re My Best Friend and one of my favorites, Friends Are Friends Forever. All of these …

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COLDWATER, Michigan — Tibbits Summer Theatre will open its 58th consecutive season of professional performances on June 16 with a fun and elegant musical theatre revue, “The Best of Broadway” at The Ponds of Coldwater.

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ANGOLA — Youth in grades 7-12 are invited to participate in 18 days of fun and learning about a variety of topics as part of the Indiana 4-H Road Show.

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The Rho Chapter of Psi Iota Xi, Angola, installed officers for the 2021-22 year at the May meeting held at the Heritage Club of Steuben County. From left to right is Kassie Arnold, president; Jenny Sanborn, vice-president; Lynn Chandler, treasurer; Donna Brown, conductress; Julie Clary, corr…

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Several members of the Noble County Gas and Steam Club enjoyed a spring plow day April 17 at the John and Lynn Reidenbach farm, west of Rome City. Participants included Bill Lovett of Kendallville with his 1959 Farmall 560; Phil Reidenbach of Kimmell with his 1955 Cockschutt 30; Larry Palmer…

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DEAR AMOR: As a newbie, I had to constantly google definitions for common gardeners’ jargon. I always wonder whether to test or not to test the soil. If I do end up testing my soil for micronutrient composition and pH, how would I adjust for deficiencies? Shouldn’t the soil in an area, say t…

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ANGOLA — On May 7, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital in partnership with the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative and the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Project, conducted a sepsis and code blue training simulation for staff as part of a grant-funded education initiative.

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Singspiration is Sunday at Fairview

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AVILLA — Immanuel Lutheran Church invites area children to their Vacation Bible School June 21-25, at the church at 113 W. Albion St., Avilla, from 9-11:30 a.m. each day.

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The Northeast Indiana soil and water conservation districts of DeKalb, LaGrange, Steuben and Whitley Counties are offering conservation day camp programs to give youths ages 9-13 an opportunity to explore the outdoors, discover new interests and create fun summertime memories.

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ANGOLA — After being canceled in 2020, plans are in place for the annual Music Americana music program to be held on Friday July 2 at 7 p.m. in the T. Furth Center for Performing Arts at Trine University.

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Kendallville Lions members dump discarded paper into trash bins for shredding Saturday as an annual fundraiser for club community projects. Local citizens as well as several large city businesses participated in the project. Lion Harold Sollenberger took this photo of club members at work.

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Kimmell inn hosting Artisan Market

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KENDALLVILLE — The Kendallville Parks Department has released information on several upcoming activities. Call the park office at 260-347-1064 with questions or for more information.

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Editor’s note: This article, courtesy of the Kendallville Tree Commission, is from the Purdue University Landscape Report, used by permission.

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FORT WAYNE — Life has a way of traveling in certain circles, and in the case of famed potter Michael Minick, perhaps it is only fitting that what will probably be his final exhibit has traveled in circles like a potter’s wheel.

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Saturday Kendallville Lions Club held their document shredding community service project. Integra from Elkhart provided the service. Ron Godby, pictured, has been chairman for the last five years. Many Lions worked the event held in the Rural King parking lot. Citizens could safely shred the…

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“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”— Hebrews 10:24–25

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Library seeking recipes by May 15

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Cinco de Mayo just passed, the American-Pseudo Mexican holiday that brings warmer days to mind. The holiday is mostly associated with tequila and margaritas. Great beverages, however, another cocktail should come to mind, the Michelada.

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DEAR AMOR: I love growing roses on my property. Somehow my rose bushes are not as great as my friends. How do some home gardeners make their roses bear large blossoms? — Brian

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KENDALLVILLE — Mary Kathryn Schlotterback, a resident at Chandler Place, celebrates her 104th birthday Friday. Her family shares this information about her:

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Common Grace Ministries of Noble County celebrated its volunteers with a banquet Friday night hosted by First Christian Church, Kendallville. Executive director Angie Kidd shared a number of heartwarming stories and her gratitude for blessings amidst the challenges. Associate Pastor Michael …

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FORT WAYNE —The 12th annual “Paddle for Parkview” supporting the Parkview LaGrange Foundation will be virtual again this year, allowing participants to choose their paddle date while following health and safety guidelines.

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Booth space available for Vendors Day

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KENDALLVILLE – Renowned bird biologist Les Beletsky provides a succinct description of each of the 250 birds profiled in his book, “Bird Songs: 250 North American Birds in Song.”

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On land and water, people responded to Sunday's sun with outdoor walks, runs and rides of various sorts. Here a Canada geese family waddles back into Kendallville's Bixler Lake Sunday after sunning themselves. The rain that followed Monday was weather for ducks.

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“For you formed my innermost parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:13–14; ESV

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This has been a week with a lot of odd stories involving beer. Here’s a couple of the better ones.

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FORT WAYNE — It’s an exciting time to watch Indiana Michigan Power’s FalconCam as the first of four eggs has hatched in the nest on the roof of Indiana Michigan Power Center, which is Fort Wayne’s tallest building.

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DEAR AMOR: I have a couple of tips in gardening that I would like to share. To save space in gardening, plant pumpkins and winter squashes among the corn. Corn grows high, vines stay low. But Do NOT plant decorative corn next to eating corn. They cross pollinate and you get colorful hard ker…

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Camp Lon-I-Daw enrolling now for summer

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FORT WAYNE — First Presbyterian Church is ‘gettin’ mad for the fine arts’, and partnering with Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir and Fort Wayne Youtheatre to present MAD2 Camp.