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When Senior Airman (SRA) Rece Khamalah - a member of the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard - walked across the stage to accept the "Airman of the Year" award on a cold December day in 2013, she flashed her trademark smile. The smile, so much a part of who Rece is, reflects her determined focus, optimism and enthusiasm. After the ceremony I had the opportunity to talk with Rece and discovered being honored with the Airman of the Year award is a cornerstone in a life journey that...

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Jackson Jacobs and Christopher Svitek have fun in the Mexico classroom.

St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School held its annual Cultural Voyage on February 13 at the St. Joseph campus. Cultural Voyage is an evening where each 5th through 8th grade homeroom is transformed into a country or a region. The students do research on their country which they present on poster boards. There are video presentations, and the students help to build replica landmarks such as volcanoes, bridges, mountain ranges, roads or other landmarks.

The countries and regions represented this year...

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The public is invited to Fox Island County Park on the following Fridays, once per month (except July), from 6pm-Midnight for Scrapbooking & Crafting at Fox Island County Park.

March 21
April 25
May 9
June 6
August 8
September 19
October 17
November 14
December 5

We provide hot tea, cocoa and plenty of table space for $10 per class! Paid pre-registration five days in advance required (24 hour cancellation policy). Make all checks payable to Allen County Parks. Six registrations are required to...

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Registration is open for a DNR workshop series at two locations in March that will teach how to hunt wild turkey.

"Hunt, Fish, Eat: Wild Turkey" is part of the ongoing "Hunt, Fish, Eat" program that is run by the DNR Division of Fish & Wildlife and teaches self-reliance. The program is free.

Installments of the workshop series are March 15, 20 and 27 at Kankakee Fish & Wildlife Area in North Judson and March 18, 25 and 29 at Morgan-Monroe State Forest in Martinsville.

All weeknight...

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Geoff Paddock kicks off the March lectures at the History Center, 302 East Berry, on March 1, speaking at 2 p.m. about Marvella Bayh and the research he has completed and written about her for Traces, a magazine of the Indiana Historical Society.

The event is free and open to the public and is being co-sponsored by the Fort Wayne Area League of Women Voters.

Mrs. Bayh was the first wife of former senator Birch Bayh and the mother of Indiana governor and Senator Evan Bayh. Paddock, who...

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A broad coalition of support is building in Indiana and Ohio to bring passenger rail service back to the region--linking Fort Wayne with Chicago and Columbus, Ohio--at speeds up to 110 miles per hour. A feasibility study and business plan, released by the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association, proposes a new model of rail service that is both efficient and affordable. If we make an initial investment in infrastructure improvements, we could see a rail system that would serve over 2...

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The following students have dedicated themselves to academic excellence for the past four years and have earned the honor of being named to the "Top Ten" list. Congratulations to each of you for your commitment to learning, and good luck as you move on in your endeavors.

Class of 2014
· Adam Baker- St. Joseph-St Elizabeth School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
· Madeline Brown- St. Joseph-St Elizabeth School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
· Jessica Golden - St. Joseph-St Elizabeth School, St...

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Do you remember losing your first tooth? Our baby teeth, or primary teeth, often seem unimportant to children and parents alike. To better inform the public about how primary teeth are important to a child's development and school success, the McMillen Center's CEO Holli Seabury has written her second children's book, I Need My Teeth. Illustrated by Scott Nitza, Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate for the Center, the book tells the story of a boy named James who asks the Tooth Fairy to...

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The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and McDonald's have partnered to recognize two outstanding high school basketball players in the Fort Wayne community.

In January, McDonald's and the Mad Ants selected JJ Foster and Courtney Smith as the McDonald's High School Players of the Month. Both players will be recognized at an upcoming Mad Ants home game.

JJ Foster, a freshman at Bishop Luers, helped lead the Knights to 5-1 record in January. He is averaging just under 15 points per game, and nearly 4 assists...

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