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CELEBRATING FIVE GENERATIONS

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At center is Pattricia Proegler (great-great grandmother) holding Letica Shirley. Standing from left to right is Erica Proegler (mother), Erin Dubose (grandmother), Brenda Proegler (great-grandmother) and John Proegler (great-grandfather).

Letica was born on July 17, 2013 to Erica Proegler.

LETTERS TO SANTA

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Drop off letters to Santa at any of STAR Bank's 15 northeast Indiana banking centers.

STAR Bank has set up mailboxes for children to submit letters to Santa from now until Friday, December 13th.

"Letter to Santa" forms are available at the banking centers for children to complete. If needed, STAR employees will assist children in writing their letters to Santa before dropping them in a special mailbox set up at the banking center.

The children will receive a personalized letter back from...

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COUNTRY CHRISTMAS AT THE ALLEN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

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Come out to enjoy the festive lights and holiday fun of an old-fashioned Country Christmas as the Allen County Fairgrounds lights up in the holiday spirit. "A Country Christmas" is planned from 6:00-9:00 PM, on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, and again on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne. Experience an old-fashioned evening with horse-drawn wagon rides as you enjoy all the light displays of a Country...

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FIRST GRADERS BAKE AND SELL COOKIES FOR “COOKIES FOR CHRIST”

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St. Joseph-St Elizabeth School first graders and their families have been busy baking dozens of cookies for their annual fund-raising service project, "Cookies for Christ."

Each first grade family is asked to bake four dozen cookies. The cookies are for sale for 25 cents each from Dec. 2 to Dec. 5. St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Schools students, faculty, staff and families purchase and enjoy the homemade cookies.

All monies raised are then donated to the Sunshine Club. The Sunshine Club, a joint...

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BREAKFAST IS SERVED - SATURDAY

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A "Welcome to December" breakfast will be served on Saturday, December 7 from 6am to 10am presented by Waynedale Masonic Lodge #739. Waynedale Masonic Lodge is located at 7039 Elzey Street, across from Waynedale Park.

Come enjoy a great breakfast, served your way! Or just stop by and chat with some great guys like Pat Pedden, Jake and Don. Public is welcome.
Free will donation.

EAGLES DEFEAT SAINTS

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The Saint John-Fort Wayne (Fairfield Ave.)/St. Joe Hessen Cassel Eagles recently beat the Mishawaka Catholic Saints. The Mishawaka Catholic Saints were the undefeated South Bend CYO Champs.

The small numbered, but tough Eagle squad of 20 players, beat the Saints on a LAST SECOND "Hail Mary" pass from LaShon Bright to Deshawn Bussell with 26 seconds to secure the final lead and another Eagle Diocesan Championship.

Saint John/St. Joe Hessen Cassel Eagles defeated the unbeaten Saints in the Fort...

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ST. JOSEPH SCHOOL STUDENTS MOVE INTO NEW FACILITY

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The long awaited moving day is here for the students and staff of St. Joseph Elementary School in Monroeville. The children, teachers and staff treked from their old school to the Monroeville Elementary School building that was purchased this year from the East Allen County School District.

The procession began at the existing school at 1:00 p.m., along with a blessing of the backpacks and then the children, teachers, and staff walked to the new school.

On Saturday the move continued with...

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FOSTER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ON NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES

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The Foster Park Neighborhood is now part of the National Register of Historic Places, making it the fifth Fort Wayne property or neighborhood to receive the prestigious designation this year. The National Register is the nation's official list of properties considered worthy of preservation.

Foster Park residents worked with the City's and State's Historic Preservation offices to nominate the neighborhood. The project was funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior's...

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A TRADITION OF GIVING BACK

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Every year volunteers with local churches and organizations make Christmas come alive for Waynedale residents. And for many volunteers, their service to the community is their holiday tradition.

Organizations like the Waynedale Community Improvement Team and local churches provide our community with events that have been and will be Christmas traditions for years to come.

Beulah Matczak is the Vice President of the Waynedale Community Improvement Team that hosts Christmas in Waynedale - a...

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