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ANDREW BROOKS NAMED TO CONEXUS INDIANA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Conexus Indiana CEO Steven Dwyer and Northeast Indiana Works President Kathleen Randolph announced the appointment of Andrew F. Brooks, president of Fort Wayne's Brooks Construction Co. Inc., to the Conexus Indiana Board of Directors.

Brooks joins the 11-member board comprised of statewide representatives from industry and academia who guide Conexus Indiana in its mission to strengthen Indiana's position as an advanced manufacturing and logistics leader. Both industry clusters are growing in...

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CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TRADITION AT PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL

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Waynedale's antiquated tiny Prairie Grove Chapel will be holding a Christmas service on Sunday the 22nd starting at 7:00 PM. The doors will be open at 6:30. Admission is free and there will be no need to pick up tickets in advance. There is space for about 100 people.

This quaint little white-framed chapel along Old Trail Road will also be holding a service on Monday the 23rd at the same time.

There is hope of having a service on the 24th at 7:00 pm (Christmas Eve) but currently they do not...

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I CAN DO THIS

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We were just about a mile from the finish line, and I was tapped. My legs were not the issue. It was that I was searching for words of encouragement...to say the right thing. Lynn Trittipo, 66, from Waynedale was running beside me. I had finished running my race. He was about to complete his "first" 4-mile race.

The evening before the Gingerbread Pursuit race, training coach Kevin Croy sent a message to the No Boundaries participants: "Your first run is likely to fill you with anticipation...

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REKEWEGS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ANNIVERSARY

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RICHARD AND ELIZABETH (BETTY) REKEWEG were married on Christmas Day in 1953. Richard worked in heating and air conditioning. Betty is a nurse working for 25 years in Rheumatology. There are members of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

CHRISTMAS IN WAYNEDALE 2013

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The evening before there stood several Santa's helpers (volunteers) who had gathered to prepare tables, chairs, Christmas tree, decorations, stage for the coming choirs and let us not forget a place for Mr. & Mrs. Claus to sit and greet parents and children. The next few hours Santa's helpers were busy decorating as they listened to music in the background supplied by Mr. Jim Motter, Music Teacher at Maplewood Elementary School and discussing, was this done and that done and don't forget to...

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ST. JOSEPH-ST. ELIZABETH SCHOOL NAMES JULIE PETERS LIGHT OF LEARNING AWARD

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On December 6, at the end of the All School Mass, St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School Principal Lois Widner announced this year's nominee for the Light of Learning Award, a diocesan award that recognizes excellence in teaching in Catholic schools. This year's nominee for St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School is Mrs. Julie Peters.

Mrs. Peters is a first grade teacher at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School, where she has worked for 6 years. Mrs. Peters has been involved in a summertime math camp for the...

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FFA MEMBERS ELIGIBLE FOR MONTY’S PLANT FOOD COMPANY SCHOLARSHIPS

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Monty's Plant Food Company, a Louisville, Kentucky-based manufacturer of plant and soil enhancement products for the agriculture, industry, is now accepting applications for five, $1,000 college scholarships. The awards will be made in conjunction with the National FFA Organization to high school seniors who are members of FFA.

To be eligible students must also meet criteria including:
-Be a resident of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Maryland, North Carolina, North Dakota...

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CHAIN O’ LIGHTS WALK

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In celebration of the New Year, Chain O' Lakes State Park is hosting a sunset luminary walk on January 1, 2014, beginning at 6:00pm. The easy, ¾ mile walk on Trails 3 and 10 will start at the Campground General Store. Participants can enjoy complimentary hot cocoa, while supplies last.

Come and see the beauty of winter in the woods and the romantic glow of a candlelit path. Join us and help Chain O' Lakes State Park hold on to the record of best attended State Park First Day Hike!

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SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB CELEBRATES WITH CHRISTMAS BANQUET

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Fort Wayne's Southside Optimist Club (SSOC) celebrated their 2013 Christmas Awards Banquet on Wednesday night at Don Hall's Guesthouse. During the dinner, the club recognized 3 generation members, Jim Imel joined in 1965, Ron Perkins (Jim's son in-law) joined in 1991, and Jon Perkins, (Ron's son) joined in 2010. The evening events included awarding donations to Study Elementary School-Christmas Family Outreach Program, The Cancer Foundation, Tim White's outreach programs, Fort Wayne Lifetime...

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