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It is February 14, Valentines Day. I sit in my office at The Waynedale News, and look out the window and wonder if I have ever seen the sun so bright or the sky so blue. It always seems so much clearer and brighter after a big storm. The temperature is back down into the single digits.

The late Ed Noble had written about climate in this area, how glaciers once stood where we now stand. In fact, there have been four glaciations over the past 1.6 million years. Each encroaching and then...

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On Wednesday, February 21, 2007 schools were closed because of a heavy fog. The fog was bad for travel but great for the development of hoar frost.

Hoar frost occurs when water vapor touches a very cold surface and freezes on it instantly. This can happen to the leaves and branches of plants, and will cover them with ice crystals that look like spiky fingers. The crystals occur in an intricate variety of forms--needles, cups, plates, fern-like and feather-like...depending upon the temperature...

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A significant winter storm was threatening to bring heavy ice and strong winds into Indiana, threatening electric outages for customers in the Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) service area.  I&M advised customers to be prepared for the possibility of extended power outages, perhaps two or three days, depending on the severity of the storm.
Are You Prepared?
The company has planned for ice-related service interruptions -- it put its own crews on standby and will put out a request for additional...

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Nation's longest-running event in its 33rd year

 

Show choir season is upon us once again, and nowhere does the tradition of these exciting competitions run deeper than at Fort Wayne's Bishop Luers High School. On March 3rd, Bishop Luers will host the country's longest-running show choir competition. This year marks the 33rd year for the Invitational, and both the BLHS show choir, dubbed the Minstrels, and the recently formed women's choirs have been hard at work in preparation for the big...

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(L-R) Front row: Rachel Phillips, Maria Zaremba, Heather Sterrett. Second Row: Demari Sorg, Alicia Blaising, Mackenzie Kryder, Kim Sterrett, Heather Phillips, Logan Christie, Halle Franklin. Back row: Head varsity coach Bud Sorg, Head junior varsity coach Doyle Freiburger, Kelsey Freiburger, Mariah Hoger, coach Richard Kryder, and coach Jeff Hoger.    

St. Aloysius Catholic School would like to congratulate the girls' junior varsity basketball team for an outstanding season. The Lady Gators went 14-0 and won the CYO small school championship.

Bishop Luers High School takes pride in knowing it is viewed as a family by those within. Just like any family, what affects one often affects all. Therefore, one can see how something as significant as the military would have a great effect. In fact, 3,013 United States military deaths have occurred since March 19, 2003, and over 22,800 troops have been wounded. Though the Luers family is fortunate enough not to have experienced its first casualty, it is still affected in many ways by the...

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Thursday, February 22, nearly 150 soldiers along with family and friends met for a departure ceremony at the Army National Guard Reserve Training Detachment on Cook Road in Fort Wayne. The ceremony was preparation for the day to follow.

The 384th Battalion left from the Army Reserve Center on Nuttman Avenue in Fort Wayne on Friday, February 23 for overseas deployment. Members of the 384th Battalion were deployed for an estimated 18-month leave. The first three months will be spent in Fort...

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Beulah Stoker & Edward (Sam) Mattczak recently announced their engagement. Beulah works for NYX, Fort Wayne and Sam is retired from the Air Force, working for D.O. McComb & Sons. The two met at the American Legion Post 241, on Bluffton Road and are planning a September wedding.

Sam offered his proposal at the recent Daytona 500 Party, also at the American Legion.

Bob and Lillie Robinson of Fort Wayne celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Monday, February 19. The couple met in their hometown of Robinson, Illinois. They married on February 19, 1957 in the nearby town of Roanoke, Indiana. Work brought them to Fort Wayne where Lillie spent time as a seamstress and Bob kept busy building houses in the Waynedale area, including the house in which they live today.

Bob and Lillie celebrated their anniversary with family and friends at the Southwest...

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