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I would like to take this time to thank everyone who helped me find my son.

Our son, six-year- old Dillon Worrell was missing on September 15 for almost two hours. Dillon is autistic and he wandered off while playing with his sister. We live on Waynedale Blvd.

Everyone in our area stopped what they were doing and helped search for Dillon. We found him at a neighbor's playing on a trampoline. We have only lived here for six months and I am proud to be part of this community. Everyone here...

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On September 9, 2004, Jim Springer was named to the ISBA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm "Hall of Fame."

The selection committee consisted of Indiana Court of Appeals Judge, Nancy Vaidik; Past President of the Indiana State Bar Association, Terry Albright; immediate past chair of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section (GP), Alice O'Brien; District 6 representative to GP Section Council, Jeanette C. Kassebaum and Mark D. Commons, Chair, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm...

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Angie Sturm, a Senior at Bishop Luers High School won the 2004 Indiana State YABA Masters and Queens Tournament at Cooper's Sports Bowl in Anderson, Indiana. She is the first person to win the tournament two years in a row. Angie received a $500 scholarship and an entry into the National Championship to be held at Indianapolis in 2005. She also qualified to enter the Midwest Tournament, which was held in August of this year.

I caught up with Angie on Tuesday afternoon, October 5, 2004. She...

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Aaron Mann,‑Allie Townsend, Lauren Zuber, Jack Schnellenberger cast in Barefoot in the Park at Elmhurst on Nov. 5 & 6.

Barefoot in the Park is a play that will have you laughing from start to finish and leave you with a warm tingling feeling.‑ It is a delightful show no matter how many times you see it. Robert Redford and Jane Fonda did the movie version and now Elmhurst High School will present the show live on stage on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, 2004 at 7:30 PM.‑ The newlyweds start out amorous but their relationship changes when they move into their first apartment with a broken window and...

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The Ossian High School Class of 1938 held their 66th reunion on August 20 at the Corner Depot in Bluffton. Ten members and guests attended the event. The reunion was opened with a prayer and a memorial of the deceased members. Various members reported on those unable to attend.

It was decided that the members of the class would meet again next year on the third Friday in August at the same place.

Those present were: Opal Archbold Gilbert, Mary Ellen Beck Affolders, Edith B. Confer...

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Student Jeffrey Andrews, Rachael Anspach, Kara Baumgartner, and Lauren Hellinger have been named 2004 Great Lake Scholars. The noted students join over 9100 third through eighth graders from across the Great Lakes Region of the Midwest that received such acclaim. Over 2000 schools participated in the project to select and honor students who not only excel academically but also show that they are well rounded individuals. To find a qualified individual, teachers were asked to only consider...

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Christopher Merchich, a freshman psychology major at Hillsdale College was named to the Dean's List. Christopher is the son of Joe and Mary Mershich of 6915 River Haze Road. He is a Bishop Luers High School graduate from the Class of 2003.

Hillsdale College, a private four-year Liberal Arts Institution, was founded in 1844. The school does not accept any federal taxpayer funds for its operations. The college is known for its stand against bureaucracy and for dedication to quality liberal...

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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Durnell, son of Gail S. and Steven Durnell of Fort Wayne, IN, and more than 2,100 Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), have been working in Najaf, Iraq, after fighting in the city ceased August 28.

Members of the 11th MEU have the goal of restoring normalcy for the citizens of Najaf. Their immediate concerns are preparing schools for Iraq's children along with the reconstruction of hospitals, roads and bridges.

Durnell's...

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Watch for Roger Greiner cruisin’ around Waynedale in his custom built 1932 Little Deuce Coupe.

Well I'm not braggin' babe so don't put me down
But I've got the fastest set of wheels in town
When somethin' comes up to me he don't even try
Cause if it had a set a wings, man I know she could fly
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got

 

The Beech Boys song by Brian Wilson was released on October 7, 1963. It climbed to #4 and stayed on the charts for 46 weeks. The song must have stayed on Roger Greiner's mind for 41 years, as that's how long it has taken him to get his own...

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