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Kimberly Rose Newsome, 49, Howe, died Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at her residence.

Maxine Charlotte Carpenter, 83, Hudson, Ind., died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Ft. Wayne, Ind.

    She was born November 10, 1931, in Kendallville, Ind., to Holbert L. and Martha (Todd) Berry. After the death of her mother when she was six days old, she was adopted and raised by Floyd and Wanda Day.

    She was a 1950 graduate of Kendallville High School and retired in 1991 from Kraft Foods after 29 years. She lived at Lake of the Woods since 1972.

    Surviving are Gene Rowe, Lynn Rowe, Norm Rowe, Ron Becker and their families; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice Swogger and Joanne Fouts; and three brothers, Harold Berry, Albert Berry, and John Berry and their families.

    She was preceded in death by her birth parents, her adopted parents, three husbands, Paul Rowe, Howard Weber, and Irvin

Carpenter, one daughter, Martha Becker, two brothers, William Berry and Robert Berry, and her life-long friend, Iris McKeever Simpson.

    Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel.

    Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 24, at Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel.

    Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Kendallville, Ind.

    Memorials may be directed to the Noble County Humane Shelter.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.brazzellfuneral

    Brazzell Funeral Homes Avilla Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Myrta Ann Scott, 80, Atwood Lake in Wolcottville, died Monday, January 19, 2015, at her residence.

I did not watch any football this past weekend. I want that perfectly clear from the top.

Eighteen-year-old Jordan Stoltzfus has been flying for a month. But he’s been wanting to fly for as long as he can remember.

Richard D. Brooks, 76, LaGrange, formerly of Greenfield, Ind., died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor of LaGrange.

Richard M. Vanderwall Sr., 93, died Saturday, January 17, 2015.

U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman issued the following statement after President Obama’s State of the Union Address.

Velma E. Sanderson, 72, LaGrange, died Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at her residence.

Prairie Heights capped off an undefeated (10-0) NECC wrestling campaign last Thursday night with a 56-15 rout of host Fremont.

Lakeland senior softball player Madison Campbell signed a letter-of-intent to play for Glen Oaks Community College when her prep days are over.

For 20 seasons head coach Randy Yoder has guided his Westview girls basketball to many cherished victories that have ended in trophy presentations and net-cutting ceremonies.

Dear Friends,

Connie Warnock, 68, Huntington, Ind., died Thursday, January 15, 2015 at her sister’s residence in Rome City.

James "Jim" Helmuth, 75, Topeka, died Thursday, January 15, 2015, at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

LaVerne LeMaster, 101, Muncie, Ind., formerly of Brighton, died Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie, Ind.