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Five of the ten Canterbury High School seniors named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program are from the southwest side of Fort Wayne.

More than 1.3 million juniors entered the 2005 National Merit Program by taking the 2003 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of finalists, which represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants...

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"...in the Name of the Father,
and of the
Son,
and of the
Holy Spirit.

 

Amen."

 

Catechumens (unbaptized) were baptized and Candidates (already baptized) made professions of their faith on March 26, 2005 during the Easter Vigil at St. Therese Catholic Church, Lower Huntington Road.

(left) Father Joseph Rulli baptizes Jimmie Navarro.

(photo by Cindy McAfee)

(above right) A Memorial Mass was held on April 11, 2005 for the Holy Father Pope John Paul II at St. Therese with Father Joseph Rulli...

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photo below:  1956 Earth Baseball Team Mgr. Andrew Maruels

Elmhurst Little League invites the community to attend our Opening Day. April 16 from 8:30am – 6:30pm. Sponsors are invited to come and support their teams. And feel free to enjoy some of their wonderful concessions, buy some raffle tickets or a ticket to the Cubs vs. Reds game.

Festivities will begin at 8:30 am. Doug Long from Jefferson Pointe's Bob Evans is offering breakfast at the concession stand at 8:30am. They will be serving pancakes, sausage and a drink for $3.50. There will be...

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Nine students from Indiana were named the 2005 State Handwriting Champions in the national handwriting contest sponsored by Zaner-Bloser Educational Publishers.

The two Fort Wayne students were both from St. Joseph & Elizabeth Catholic School on Brooklyn Avenue. They were Nancy McNamara, fourth grade and Morgan Eckert, fifth grade.

State champions will go on to compete against other state winners for the title of National Champion selected for each grade level one to eight. A Grand National...

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City of Fort Wayne received an award from the Indiana Partnership for Highway Quality for the recently completed West Jefferson Trail Project.

Greenway's Manager Dawn Ritchie accepted the award on the City's behalf at a ceremony at Purdue University in West Lafayette. Brooks Construction constructed the project, which was designed by Bonar Group. Both companies were recognized at the event.

The trail begins in Rockhill Park and connects with the Rivergreenway in Swinney Park. Landscaping...

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The University of Notre Dame Celebration Choir will perform a concert of sacred music for the Easter Season on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will include variations on traditional hymns (with congregation participation), along with the music of Pergolesi, Bach, Farlee and others. Strings, flute and trumpet will join with the Choir and the Notre Dame Hand Bell Choir for an...

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FALLEN SOLDIERS HONORED IN MEMORIAL SERVICE

Story and photos by U.S. Army Sgt. Joe McFarren, CJTF Phoenix Public Affairs

 

CAMP PHOENIX, KABUL, Afghanistan – A memorial service for four Soldiers killed in a land mine attack Saturday was held here Monday morning by members of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, 76th Infantry Brigade to honor its fallen comrades.

Amidst clear skies and a light breeze, more than 400 U.S. Soldiers and Marines, as well as Soldiers from Great Britain, Romania and...

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The Elmhurst Spring Musical will be the award winning Rogers and Hammerstein's The King and I. Production dates are Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 with a 7:30pm curtain time and April 24, with a 2:00pm curtain time. Tickets are $8 and will be on sale starting Monday, April 11. This wonderful musical will be presented in the Elmhurst High School auditorium.

Directed by the Drama and Speech Coach for Elmhurst, Maggie Kole Hunter is delighted to be back at Elmhurst and is very...

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Rod Mayo, top and Nick Fisher operate a combination trencher and backhoe at 2427 Allegany Avenue on March 24, 2005.  The trencher digs the trench, the four-inch orange conduit is placed in the ground and the backhoe covers it up.  Two men, on hand shovels, do the clean-up work and later another crew will pull up to three black fiber-optics cables through the four-inch trace.

R.L. Gilbert, Utility Contractors out of Pierceton, Indiana were working on the southwest side of town recently. They are laying the 4-inch orange trace that will hold the new fiber optics cable that Verizon is adding to their service. P.J. Jones, the foreman on the job Thursday, March 24, along with his four-man crew, was busy doing the groundwork. P.J. found an old horseshoe as his men were digging the trench for the cable, a sharp contrast to a bygone day when communications moved at a...

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