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Bishop Luers High School, one of Fort Wayne’s private, Catholic, high schools, has launched a $4 million capital campaign, called “Faith in Our Future.”

In 2005 Bishop Luers High School successfully raised over $3.1 million to fund many necessary projects for Phase I of the Faith in Our Future campaign.

Phase II of this campaign will build a new Chapel, a new performing arts assembly hall, media center, and complete improvements to the school infrastructure.

•Chapel of St. Francis – “Our...

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Cookbook Didier

It was 1976. The nation’s bicentennial year. Fort Wayne native Donald F. Didier was still actively working as an interior designer. Didier, one of the nine original children of the Didier family, Didier fought the Second World War at Baerfield while flying a typewriter. Used the GI Bill to study interior design in Houston, Texas. Came back to Fort Wayne and began his career at Adams and Walda, a furniture store on the southwest side of Fort Wayne.

Eventually, Didier joined Cam Snearing and...

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Birthday SCHLAUDRAFF 100

As America celebrates another birthday, a couple days later, Dulla (Aschliman) Schlaudraff will celebrate her 100th birthday!

Dulla was born on July 6, 1915.

She has received several birthday cards already. One very special card she said arrived just the other day. As she handed it to me, I noticed the return address was from Washington D.C...could it be a card from the President? Not just a card, but, a nice letter signed by President and Michelle Obama which read, “We trust you take...

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Deployment USS Theodore Roosevelt planes helos

Eileen Brodmerkel reads the newspaper differently now than she once did. News that Iraq needs more American aid, stories about oil prices, and ISIS all point to increasing the number of U.S. troops sent to the Middle East. This is a concern keeping Brodmerkel on pins and needles because her son, Colin, is an Army Infantry Captain and he’s already been deployed to Afghanistan where he lost close friends in combat. She fears news like she’s reading today could mean her son will be deployed to the...

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Birthday Lucille Dull 91 years old

Born in Southern Indiana on June 21st Lucille Dull recently celebrated her 91st birthday with family and friends at Bandido’s on Winchester Road. She didn’t have a birthday cake and ice cream but she said chuckling, “The staff sang that “Special Bandido’s” happy birthday to me.”

About growing up, Lucille speaks of being a coal-miners daughter. She smiles and says, “I have out lived 2 husbands! My high school sweetheart was one of them.”

Lucille has 2 daughters. Sue Grossnickle, Hoagland...

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Morman RECEIVES AG SCHOLARSHIP

Joe Morman, of Monroeville, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a new program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Morman is studying agribusiness with a concentration in commodity marketing at Purdue University.

“Being part of an industry that carries this much responsibility brings a challenge,” said Morman. “This challenge is to do our part in increasing efficiencies and logistics to deliver food across the globe. During my time in FFA, 4-H and working...

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Tree Storm Damage Indian village

A giant red oak was cut down ten years ago on the northwest corner of Bluffton and Engle Roads. The tree was approximately 10 feet in diameter and 31 feet in circumference. That tree, a Fort Wayne landmark, had fallen pray to the ravages of insects, lightening strikes and father time.

It was a seedling when Indian Village was a real Indian village. It had watched the St. Mary’s River bring white settlers into the area. It existed before the canals, the railways, the interurban and the present...

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Public health officials are reminding residents to avoid contact with floodwaters and to follow some basic steps to avoid injury and illness as they respond to flooding across the city.

“Flooding can lead to significant health risks posed by improper waste disposal, cleanliness of drinking water, electrical hazards and mold damage,” said Mindy Waldron, Administrator of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. “We would urge people to exercise caution during clean-up...

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The University of Saint Francis’ Schouweiler Planetarium and the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society (FWAS) are providing a series of community events beginning July 2 surrounding the New Horizons Pluto flyby.

The “Pluto Celebration” will consist of several events designed to familiarize the community with binary dwarf planet Pluto and prepare for the July 14 New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto. After a ten-year, three-billion mile journey, New Horizons will photograph, measure and examine...

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