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Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Mary T. Anderson, daughter of Martha J. Anderson of Fort Wayne, IN, is currently in the middle of a routine, scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean Sea while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Cole, homeported in Norfolk, VA.

Anderson's ship is part of the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The primary mission of Anderson's ship is to provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities. USS...

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(L-R) Ana, Lauren, Carly and Raven.  Brownie Leaders are Betty Hyder and Kitty Burnworth.

On Saturday, May 15th, Brownie Troop #704 participated in the Great American Clean-up. They worked cleaning the Belle Vista neighborhood, in the Remington and Rosalia Drive area. It was a chilly Saturday morning but the kids pitched right in and got the job done. There was an after clean-up party at Headwaters Park which provided hot dogs and chips and featured music between 11:30am and 2:00pm.

Sarah Fisher, driver of the #39 Kelley Racing Bryant Heating and Cooling Special qualified 24th on Saturday, May 16th.  Kelley Racing’s Scott Sharp also qualified.   Green Flag is set for 11am on Sunday, May 30th.

Kelley Racing announced that Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems will be the primary sponsor of the #39 entry for Sarah Fisher at the 88th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30, 2004.

Tom Kelley, co-owner of Kelley Racing, is pleased with the addition of a second car for Kelley's Indianapolis 500 effort. "Bryant has been an excellent partner to Kelley Racing over the past six seasons and we're thrilled that they have stepped up to provide sponsorship for Sarah at Indianapolis,"...

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Luu Family-Hoping to someday return to Vietnam to visit family.   It would be their first visit since the war.   (L-R) Anh, Janette, Kenneth, and Long Luu.

April 30th 1975, those of you over 50 will probably remember the videos that were playing on all the national news channels. A helicopter was lifting off the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon. People were hanging on to the chopper skids; some were falling back to the roof as the helicopter departed to one of the waiting ships. On board ship, the American soldiers were pushing all sorts of ordinance overboard, to make room for the passengers. Jeeps, armored vehicles, and helicopters...

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   On Tuesday, May 4th the Waynedale United Methodist Preschool presented a cake to Zoo Director Jim Anderson of the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo for being voted in the top ten of the country’s most friendly zoos.

The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo was named one of the nation's Ten Best Zoos for Kids by the editors of Child magazine on Tuesday, May 4th, 2004.

"This‑recognizes exactly what we try to do:‑ provide a first-class experience for kids and their families.‑ It is great recognition for‑our zoo and our entire community," says Zoo Director Jim Anderson.

The accolade is part of an article ranking zoos around the country.‑ It is featured in the June/July issue of Child magazine, which will arrive on...

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Grand Opening for “The Stand” was held on Friday, April 30th.  (L-R) Included in the Grand Opening was a Dedication, prayer, and blessing by Father Joe Rulli, along with alter boys Matt and Mick Palmer from St. Therese.

Summer is just around the corner and that can only mean one thing: baseball, hotdogs and ice cream, well maybe three. Located near Bobick's Golf Headquarters on Bluffton Road you may have noticed a small green round building and wondered what it is. Well, it is summer! What better time to play baseball and then visit the newest hot spot in Waynedale. The Stand.

The Stand offers hotdogs of all kinds. There is the traditional Hotdog, Coney Dog (said to be the best in Waynedale and possibly Fort...

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Elmhurst’s Right Fielder Bryan Cox at bat in the first inning.  Elmhurst 10 - SouthSide 1

Mark Koos, the coach for Elmhurst's Baseball Team has the Trojans playing well this year. The team was 9 and 4 over-all and 3-1 in SAC, before going into Tuesday night's baseball game against South Side. The Archers, coached by Robert Milledge, is struggling this year. South Side started junior pitcher Jon Hill and Elmhurst started sophomore pitcher Mickey Owens.

The game started at 7pm at the Wizards Baseball Stadium. Coach Mark Koos explained that the high school teams each get a chance...

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The Lutheran Foundation hosted a ground breaking ceremony and unveiling of the design for Lutheran Park and Gardens on Friday, April 30, 2004. The park will be located at 3024 Fairfield Avenue on more than 12 acres. Construction began May 3.

The park is designed as a "passive park". There will be walking paths, places for meditation, a water feature, beautiful gardens, some wide-open green spaces and much more. Completion of the $800,000 park is scheduled September 2004.

The LandPlan...

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