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LET THE RACES BEGIN! 

 

The 2005 season at Baer Field Speedway brings about many changes. Most noticeable is that they will be running on Friday nights instead of Saturdays now. Qualifying will be replaced by draw system that will determine the A-Main races. They will have two race nights where drivers will be able to break track records.

The staff at Baer Field Speedway has also changed. Jerry "Boom-Boom" Cannon will be the new voice for he will be the announcer at the track with Denny...

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Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne is celebrating its fortieth anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Fort Wayne will be "inhabited" with more than 100 individualized fiberglass replicas of the university's mascot-"Masty" the mastodon. The entire "herd" will be on display May 1, 3-5pm during a Community Preview Party at Headwaters Park.

The mastodons, which will range in style from fine art to grand funk, are designed by artists and sponsored by area businesses and...

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Jessie Bezek (right), of Garr Creek Road in New Haven won the men's division of the First Annual League Appreciation Tournament at Village Bowl. Jessie rolled a 668, which was 89 pins over his Friday Night Men's League average.

Beverly Martin (left) won the women's division of the tournament. She rolled a 524, which was 92 pins over her Monday Night Busy Women's League average.

The tournament was held on Sunday, April 23 at 12:30pm. A $10 entry fee gave you a free lunch, drinks, and for...

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The Pope who embraced all of mankind

 

At this time, while we mourn and pray for the soul of Pope John Paul II, the successor of Peter, a beloved pastor and a Pope for the ages, I would like, above all, to thank God for giving to the Church and to the world such an extraordinary leader. We commend now his beautiful soul to God. I ask all in our diocese and all those who respect goodness and truth to join in prayer for his soul, and to pray for the Catholic Church at this historic...

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Karol Józef Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund, a doctor, died in 1932 and his father, a non-commissioned army officer died in 1941.

He made his First Holy Communion at age 9 and was confirmed at 18. Upon graduation from Marcin Wadowita High School...

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Allie Townsend as Anna and Aaron Mann as the King dance to “Shall We Dance” in the musical The King and I presented by Elmhurst High School.

All the hard work and sweat has paid off. The costumes are being fitted and the stage is set. Makeup is being applied to the Siamese children and the King and Anna practice a last twirl before the curtain goes up. There are vocal and physical warm-ups for all the actors. And don't forget the mike checks. Excitement is in everyone's face and opening night jitters are being calmed by the director and the more seasoned cast members. Last minute preparations are being made; props and...

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Lauren & Kristen Simpson, after competing in the Disney Relays, held this spring at the Walt Disney Wild World of Sports Complex.  Lauren won the 3000-meter steeplechase. The team of Valerie Hardesty, Kristen Simpson, Ashley Ritchey, and Lauren Simpson won the distance medley relay in a school record time of 12:40.72.  Although the team trailed most of the race, Lauren Simpson’s anchor leg of 5:13 in the mile was just enough to overcome Florida Atlantic, which finished second.

Lauren and Kristen Simpson began their running career at Waynedale Elementary School. The year was 1992 and both were in second grade, competing in a Waynedale event called The Wonder Mile. The entire school came out to watch Lauren finish first and Kristen finish third. Each year the winners would get their name on a plaque. Lauren won again in third and fourth grade and Kristen won in fifth grade. In 1994-95 Waynedale Elementary had their first basketball team and Lauren and Kristen were...

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American Legion Post 241 is sponsoring four boys to Hoosier Boy's State. "One was chosen from Bishop Luers, Gregory Bauman; two from Elmhurst, Samual Sanchez and Bart Conklin; and one from Wayne High School, Joshua Springer. Many of our current political leaders have participated in this program," stated Charlie Rathsack, Commander of American Legion Post 241.

Waynedale Elementary Principal Kent Martz announces to students and staff that they have netted $3300 for Andrew Armstrong (seated).  A kidney donor has not been found as of yet.

On Thursday, March 31, students at Waynedale Elementary School presented the proceeds from their most recent two-week fund raising project.

A "Jar Wars" competition, held March 14-25, netted $2,200. The monies raised will assist Andrew Armstrong's family with medical expense money when a kidney becomes available for a transplant for the second grader.

Students and staff have been holding fund-raisers since the end of April. So far, they have netted $3300 through hat days and now they have...

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