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Last year our first Annual Picnic was a great success and another was planned for this year on August 28, 2004.

The day came, the weather cleared up, and over thirty volunteers showed up to help out. We set up tents, tables, chairs, and laid out areas for the children's games. This year we added a bubble station sponsored by Mount Calvary Pre-School, bowling by Village Bowl, balloons by Tower Bank and hockey by Fort Wayne Komets. Lucky Lewie out did himself with the balloon animals!

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photo by Alex Cornwell Homecoming Queen, Heather Guerrero and King, #3 Cole Hale celebrate their new reigns during half-time ceremonies on the September 17, EHS football game.  #44 Matt Lindelien and court member Abby Resor follow in the procession.

Demarkus Muhammad led the Elmhurst Trojans to a 38-32 win over Wayne High School on Friday, September 17, 2004. Junior running back, Brian Smith scored three touchdowns on two runs of eleven yards, one run of five yards, and rushed for 151 total yards. Wayne out-gained Elmhurst 332-233 yards but had two more turnovers.

The Shank Family - “WALK FOR DAD” Team was the Overall Team and Family/Community Team winner for 2004 raising in excess of $4700. To the right is Tom Shank who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s five years ago.

The Memory Walk is the Alzheimer Association's national signature event. The Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana held this year's Memory Walk in Fort Wayne on September 11 at Foster Park.

This year there were over 550 walkers at Foster Park that helped to make a difference in the lives of thousands touched by Alzheimer's disease. The overall goal, which was exceeded, was over $50,000. There were 35 teams that participated. The Shank Family – "Walk for Dad" Team (Laura Storie-Team...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell Emily Hanchar Head Golf Professional at The University Club in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Emily Hanchar was back in Waynedale for a visit during the first week of September. Many of you may remember Emily as a standout golfer on the Bishop Luers Golf Team from 1991-1994, which was coached by Peggy Ruzzo McArdle. I caught up with Emily September 7 at her parent's home on Winchester Road.

Emily graduated from Bishop Luers in 1994 and chose to attend Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. It was one of only four colleges in the country that was offering a Professional...

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K & K Insurance, 1712 Magnavox Way, Fort Wayne has participated in the Day of Caring for the last three years. Day of Caring is an opportunity to support the community through service. United Way of Allen County works with area agencies like K & K and other groups to provide a variety of volunteer opportunities including painting a senior's home, lawn work for a person with disabilities, food or personal care item collections, ice cream socials and reading to children.

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Sophomore #17, Katie Christian from Bishop Luers defends against Wayne High School's #15, Paige Koomler. Wayne lost the August 31 game 8-2. The game was played at Fort Wayne Sports Club on Ardmore Avenue. Wayne's Paige Koomler is leading the city in goals, with 20 as of September 10, 2004. Bishop Luers is coached by Chuck Gram. Dusti Vontempo and Assistant Coach Andrea Geise coach Wayne.

Promoting the spirit of the Navy and Coast Guard with LST memories.

On Wednesday, August 18 and Thursday, August 19 the Indiana Chapter of the United States LST Association had its yearly reunion at Hall's Guest House in Fort Wayne.

The United States LST Association is a not-for-profit association with its national office located in Oregon, OH. The purpose of this organization is to: (1) Promote the spirit of the Navy and Coast Guard LST's through meetings, reunions and publications, (2) Publish a newsletter (Scuttlebutt), (3) Assist veterans in locating...

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Those guys in the Lions Club certainly perform a great deal of service to the community. They even help the Boy Scouts out a lot and for that we thank them greatly.

We also get other chances to assist the Lions‑Club. This time they served about 1,000 meals of "all you can eat" pancakes and sausage for breakfast at the "Silver Anniversary" Muddy River Run. All of the proceeds went to the "Turnstone" charity for disabled children. It was a great effort by a bunch of good people to benefit a...

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Pictured is medal recipient Paul Kiger on the left, being congratulated by Korean War Veteran Quiet Warrior Chapter President Marcos Botas.  Mr. Kiger served in Korea as a medic in the Twenty-fifth Infantry Division during 1958 and 1959.

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Durnell, son of Gail S. and Steven Durnell of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and more than 2,100 Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) recently deployed with the Belleau Wood Expeditionary Strike Group to the Western Pacific and Central Command area of responsibility in support of the global war on terrorism.

Durnell's unit is an expeditionary intervention force with the ability to rapidly organize for combat...

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