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The Home Depot® Foundation announced a $86,700 grant to Indianapolis based Volunteers of America of Indiana, to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans. This grant is part of $1.795 million in grants announced for 10 Volunteers of America homeless veterans programs in eight states. These grants will be used to refurbish or build 416 housing units for homeless veterans, as well as many of their family members.

In January 2014, Volunteers of America of Indiana opened the...

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On August 16, Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, visited Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish to celebrate Mass and to bless the new educational wing. The wing was constructed this past year for the opening of the new Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School, as well as the start of the school year for the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Religious Education classes.

Bishop Rhoades complimented the parish on building the new education wing so quickly. "It is a sign of...

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A travel log of my family’s trip to the eastern U.S. on what I have called “The History Tour”. Our first stop, with my husband Wes and my 6-year old son Isaac, was Gettysburg. Seated with President Lincoln is Isaac.

For our family vacation this year, I wanted to travel east to see some American history first hand. My husband was game, so we loaded our 6-year-old son, Isaac, into the car and made the journey from our home in Fort Wayne to the eastern U.S. We went to eight places in seven days and saw Gettysburg, Antietam, Ford's Theater, Mount Vernon, and more; it really was an education. We saw so many historic sites in seven days that I felt like I was on a school field trip (without the noisy bus and...

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About this time, twenty years ago, students of the Class of 1994 were entering their senior year at Homestead High School.

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 these same classmates gathered to share memories of years gone by. Twenty years of memories. Teachers...the good, the bad and the ugly; students...the cute, the athletic and the nerds; and of course the shenanigans...

Members of the student government were at the Class Reunion: Aaron Leinker, Seth Barr, James Stanford, Matt Viars and Matt...

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Our great annual Waynedale 'Picnic in the Park" is coming up on Saturday, August 23, 2014. We are excited because it is our 12th year for our families to gather for a fun-filled day in our local park.

This is a great tradition for Waynedale residents to support their community. The picnic is to encourage the children and their families to come out to our great park to enjoy the day. Our picnic is supported by many and in turn "free" to all that come. We generally have more than 1500 people...

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Snyder-Alt-Engagment

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Snyder, Hicksville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Chelsea Louise, to Matthew Nicholas Alt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alt of Fort Wayne, IN.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Hicksville High School, Hicksville, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from IPFW in 2007 and is currently employed as a senior graphic and web designer at Our Sunday Visitor in Huntington.

The groom is a 2000 graduate of...

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Dafforn-Anniversary

Larry and Lucy Dafforn are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married on August 16, 1969.

Larry retired from ITT in 2005 after 42 years of service. Lucy retired from Indiana Organ Procurement Organization in 2009 after 17 years.

They are the parents of three children: Doug (Cara) Dafforn of Indianapolis; Tami (Mike) Ester and Kelli (Andy) Luckett, both of Fort Wayne. They have four grandchildren: Brittani and Brady Ester, and Shaelynne and Breckin Luckett.

They celebrated...

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Join Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor and ACRES Land Trust for a Saturday morning hike at one of the newest Nature Preserves on the Maumee River on Saturday, July 26th, at 10am. This is a family-friendly activity and all are welcome to attend. The hike and program will last approximately 1.5 hours, and will focus on the history of the site, the role of natural springs, and prehistory of the site. This is a free event, and donations to either organization are welcome.

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Bishop Luers High School announces the selection of Rick Brown as athletic director.

Mr. Brown taught at Huntington North (2007-2014) as a Physical Education teacher and served as assistant coach for football, wrestling and track. Mr. Brown has a bachelor's degree in Health & Fitness from Purdue University, Master's Degree from Concordia University in Secondary Education and a MS in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky.

Please welcome Mr. Brown and his wife Natalie and their two...

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