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Olivia Lee, an eighth grade student at St. Joseph-St.Elizabeth School tied for third place in the Allen County Spelling Bee held on February 12, 2005.

Olivia competed with 85 other students from the county who likewise enjoy spelling and linguistics. According to Lee, "I am really glad for the chance to participate and experience what it is like to be in a spelling bee. I also met students from different schools in our area."

Lee says staying calm throughout the competition helped her stay...

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Kekionga Warriors Front Row: Liza Clemons, LaCretia Smith Second Row: Coach Michelle Pray, Jordan Zent, Sidney Ridley, Jessica Tonkel, Cora Tatum, Ikia Harris-Fanning Back Row: Manager, Alyssa Leeper, Precious Hall, Ieesha Arnold, Chanele Holley, Eleni Barker, Shazecka White, Shallen Wilcutts, Megan Hanning-Bean

Congratulations to Kekionga Middle School Girls Basketball. The championship game was held on February 17, 2005 at Elmhurst High School. Kekionga had an 8-1 regular season record with the one defeat coming from Shawnee Middle School who Kekionga defeated in the championship game, 45-32.

David Michael Campbell and Kathleen Michelle Kinder celebrated their marriage on September 25, 2005 with a ceremony at the Waynedale United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Their parents are Michael and Diane Campbell of Trafalgar, Indiana, and Michael and Sandra Kinder of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The matron of honor was Christine Colvin and Karolyn Cummings. Best man was Michael Vertesch and Leland Campbell. Bridesmaids were: Betsy Kinder, Blair Campbell, Suzanne Vertesch, Holly Steward...

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Technical Sergeant Anthony Vining, former Roanoke and Waynedale resident, has been awarded the Commander's Excellence Award for January 2005 by Lt. Colonel Robert Green, Commander, 324th Training Squadron of 737th Training Group, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

TSgt Vining was selected by Lt. Col. Green as the top professional among all permanent Party members assigned to the unit.

TSgt Vining is a Military Training Instructor assigned to the 324th Training Squadron since April of 2004.‑...

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Phillip and Loann (Hoeppner) Oberkiser of 4710 West Cedar Crest Circle, Fort Wayne will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 2, 2005 with a party given by their daughter Trudy Brunkhart and son Tim Oberkiser.

They met on a blind date. They were married March 26, 1955 at St. Paul United Methodist church. "We had a snowstorm with 6 or 7 inches of snow," commented Loann.

Phil was in the Army with the 42nd Rainbow Division for 4 years during WWII. He also served in Japan for 1...

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Ms. Darla Davis, Maplewood Elementary’s Jump Rope for Heart organizer, and the “Subway Man” gave away t-shirt’s to participants jumping rope on Friday, February 15, 2005.

It is February, Heart Month, time for Maplewood's annual Jump Rope for Heart Event reported Ann Acosta from the American Heart Association who spoke at the Town Meeting Monday, February 7 at 2:30pm. During that meeting a group of Maplewood 5th graders demonstrated some advanced jump rope skills preparing for the event.

Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 killer; stroke is the No. 3 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. Since 1996 these kids have joined in the fight against heart...

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The Allen County Recorder's Office has completed the first phase of development of a new system designed to digitally preserve aging records and to make those documents more readily accessible to the public.

The system, called ePlat, was demonstrated during an event on Thursday, February 17, 2005. The demonstration took place in the Omni Room, on the second floor of the City-County Building.

The ePlat system, built by Global Systems, Inc., has several purposes, including the digital...

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The final results of the Allen County Commissioners' "Heart To Heart" campaign to provide phone cards to servicemen and women from northeast Indiana was disclosed on Wednesday, February 9.

As of today, February 28, 2005, the Heart to Heart campaign has raised $4,832.20 and spent $2,506.90. "That's about double the amount of money that we had raised at the time of the report we gave on February 8," reported John McGauley, Public Information Director-Allen County Board of Commissioners. The...

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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY 

 

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Durnell, son of Gail S. and Steven D. Durnell of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and more than 2100 Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), recently joined Iraqi Security Forces to provide security for elections in Najaf, Iraq.

Durnell's unit's primary mission was to sweep the city looking for suspicious activity and deter insurgents trying to disrupt voting. MEU's are built around a reinforced infantry...

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