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It was Bishop Luers against Wayne on a hot humid night, Friday, August 19, 2005. Luers is coming of an 8-4 season and Wayne is trying to find itself after a dismal 0-10 record last year.

Bishop Luers scored first with 8:18 to go in the first quarter on a 31-yard pass play from quarterback Erick Kumming to Adrien Spencer. The Knights went on to put up 31 points against 16 for the Generals.

This is Coach Larry Getts's first season with Wayne and he is leading the Generals in a new direction...

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‑‑‑ University of Saint Francis volleyball coach Hector Kiely is pleased to announce he has received commitments from three high schools senior volleyball recruits from northern Indiana.

‑‑‑ Michelle Rumschlag (Fort Wayne, IN / Bishop Luers H.S.), Jessica Smith (Summitville, IN / Madison-Grant H.S.) and Tiphanee Vegh (Mishawaka, IN / Mishawaka H.S.) have each signed a letter-of-intent to attend USF starting in the fall of the 2006-07 school year to continue their education and play volleyball...

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photo by Bill Scott Practice began on Thursday morning, August 18 for USF Football. First game is scheduled for Septmeber 10 at Indiana State at 1pm in Terre Haute.  Home games will begin September 17.

The University of Saint Francis football team received two first-place votes and is No. 2 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Association 2005 Pre-season Top 25 rating which was released on Tuesday (August 16). It is the highest the Cougars have ever been ranked in the NAIA Pre-season Top 25.

USF had its first practice on Thursday morning after players report on Wednesday, August 17.

"Considering the number of returning starters and significant contributors we have back...

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The LeighAnn Palmer Golf outing will be a double shotgun 4-person team Florida Scramble this year. The outing is scheduled at Grey Goose Golf Course, Decatur, IN on September 11, 2005.

The proceeds from this event will go toward the scholarship fund and other local charities that benefit children in remembrance of LeighAnn Palmer.

On May 28, 1995, LeighAnn accidentally drowned at 3 1/2 years of age. On Sunday, September 24, 1995 the first LeighAnn Palmer Scholarship Fund Golf Outing was held...

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photo by Adam Peterson Traveling to Honduras to visit schools and the supported St. Maximillan Kolbe parish were: Julie Leper, Kathleen Woods, Adam Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Nancy Jenkins, Daric Leper, Father Joe Rulli, Don Wyss, Daniel Wyss, and Ryne Gurney from St. Therese Catholic Church.

Buenas noches/dias.

 

For those of you who don't know me, I am Adam Peterson, a student at Bishop Luers High School and a parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church. I was blessed to be one of 10 people to travel to Honduras in July.

The main focus of our trip was to provide for the needy and poor children of Honduras. We brought to them from St. Therese supplies for their school.

Our travel was usually a long and bumpy ride in a trusty bus to each place. I can still picture Nancy Jenkins...

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LUERS JUNIOR TAKES HIS LOVE OF THE SPORT LACROSSE AND TURNS IT INTO AN INTERNET BUSINESS VENTURE

 

John Shields is not your typical Bishop Luers high school junior taking the summer off. Shields' passion for the game of lacrosse is making him a popular person with his teammates and around the globe. Why? John began customizing his lacrosse heads for himself, and then for a few friends, and now for customers on the World Wide Web!

In lacrosse, players carry a stick with something on the end...

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"It's not to our credit to think we began today and it's not to our glory to think we end today. All through time we keep coming in to the shore like waves, like waves. You stick to your blood, son; there's a fierceness in blood that can bind you up with a long community of life." – Hugh McGehee, a character from the novel "So Red the Rose" by Stark Young.

Family is the greatest and strongest institution of mankind. That is what Carl Mason was thinking when he said to his family, "Why is it...

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Head Coach Larry Getts talks to running back Sophomore Ray Byers on a hot Friday afternoon at the Wayne High School practice field.

Adam Swinford graduated from Wayne High School in 1995. He grew up on Muldoon Road just 1/2 mile from Wayne. While he was studying at the University of Saint Francis he was the Head Men's Tennis Coach at Wayne. Now he is Wayne's Athletic Director. Adam takes over the A/D position from Murray Mendenhall and still seeks Mendenhall's advice on matters he is unfamiliar with.

Adam is married to Jessica and they have two daughters, Reagan-4 yrs. and Peyton-18 months. He played baseball at the...

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The Midwest in Motion dance team from Dance Ltd. is a traveling team that proudly represented the State of Indiana this past April at Dance Excellence International Dance Festival held in Los Angeles, CA with a performance at Disneyland, and Long Beach International Performance Boards. It was also a thrill for the students to experience taking classes from world renown instructors such as David Wilcox (Ballet Master), Mark Goodman (Tap), Corlissa Gines (STOMP), and others too numerous to mention. Sharing in this experience of the performing arts with new found friends from around the world will forever be in these dancers hearts and minds. Competition is not key. It is their performance that is important. Sharing their talent and having fun are 13-18 year olds from Midwest in Motion dance team: (top row l-r) Shayla Bearman, Kalen Royse, LaLinda Myers, and Whitney Scott. (bottom row l-r) Hannah Ford, Laura Snyder, Amanda Myers, Heather Rice, and LaRanda Pasko.

"It's like getting a great workout and feeling like a rock star all at the same time," explained Director Sandi Bearman, who opened her doors at 2604 Lower Huntington Road twenty years ago. Her dance studio, called Dance Ltd. brought to the Waynedale community tap, jazz and ballet. Over the past 20 years changes have evolved in the study of dance and she now includes clogging, pointe, and hip hop styles.

Over 250 students attend classes and are taught by Dance Ltd.'s artistic staff which...

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