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Professor Dennis Hensley

Even people late in life want to have their dreams come true, and Dennis Hensley saw his greatest Christmas dream come true after 20 years. Hensley, 58, recently published Martin Eden: The Annotated Edition, an in-depth literary analysis of the classic novel by Jack London. A professor of English and director of the professional writing program at Taylor University Fort Wayne, and author of 50 books and more than 3,000 articles, Hensley has spent the past 20 years teaching and studying Martin...

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Every year for more than a decade, at the height of the season, Morrill Worcester would pack up a truckload of his Christmas wreaths and head down from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery. Without fanfare, he and a dozen or so volunteers would lay red bowed wreaths on a few thousand headstones of fallen Americans.

There was no publicity. No crowds gathered. The gesture was one man's private duty, born of a trip to Washington he won as a 12-year-old paperboy. Of all the monuments and memorials...

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Congratulations to the St. John Lutheran students who made the honor roll for the first quarter! Those students are as follows:

High Honor (all A's)

6th grade: Derek Franke, Jackie Niemeyer

7th grade: Brooke Scheumann

8th grade: Brooke Saalfrank, Caylen White

 

B Honor ("A's" and "B's")

6th grade: Tyler Anderson, Victoria Frank, Megan Grothaus, Ketmany Guenin, Jacob Roop, Emma Roy, Chandler Scott, Megan Unsicker, Carson White

7th grade: Matthew Christian, Alex Coomer, Daniel Fisher...

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Top five tips to handle the season's worst weather

 

Now is the perfect time to prepare for winter driving. Jiffy Lube of Indiana offers drivers the top five ways to get set for winter weather. From proper tire inflation to windshield wipers to essential engine fluids, vehicle maintenance is vital during the colder months in particular.

Test the battery: Extreme temperatures are harder on batteries, leaving many drivers stranded in cars that won't start. Have your battery checked by a...

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The Summit City Chorus meets every Monday night at Simpson United Methodist to practice. The SCC chapter is a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society and is affiliated with the Society's Cardinal District, comprised of Indiana and Kentucky. The SCC has 62 registered members and will be performing at the Scottish Rite at 432 W. Berry at 2:30p.m. on December 10.

The program will include songs sung individually by the men of the SCC and the women of the Towns of Harmony and then a chorus of both...

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The Towns of Harmony Choir were practicing at Simpson UMC, at 2501 South Harrison Street, on Monday, November 27. They are Fort Wayne's only chapter of Sweet Adelines, Intl. and have long been known throughout Northeast Indiana for their chord-ringing vocal renditions of old and new favorites.

The group frequently entertains at business meetings, luncheons, conventions, fundraisers, festivals and other community functions. Now in its 45th year, the chorus, directed by Kim Curtis, continues to...

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Mike Schwartz, millworker at the Waynedale Mill.

I took a trip down memory lane last week when I took some very wide slabs of rough-sawed white oak to the Waynedale Mill, located at 6701 Ideal Avenue, to have them planed and sanded.

Fifty years ago I took a trip to the old Waynedale Lumber Company with my father because he was building a set of bunk beds and needed some four by four hardwood posts. Vic McCoy, and Don Rump worked there and both knew my Dad. One of them looked at Dad's scrap of paper with some dimensions scrawled on it, nodded...

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Veterans Day became Veterans Week this year in Northeast Indiana, thanks to JobWorks. A unique, first-time event—Operation Hire a Hero—helped jobless veterans find work. According to Steve Corona, JobWorks President, a job fair and career expo serves not only veterans, but also reservists, active military, and their family members as they transition from military to civilian employment. More than 60 companies and educational institutions were present.

Operation Hire a Hero consisted of two...

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In honor of our country's veterans and Veterans' Day, MarkleBank held a drawing in each of its five markets for veterans to win a flag that was flown over the United States Capitol.

James Ebbing is the Fort Wayne winner. His daughter, Julie, entered him into the drawing. Ebbing, of Mohawk heritage, served in the navy during the Korean War for 17 months and 18 days. His rank was Ship Service 2nd Class (SH 2). He also saw sea duty for 44 months as a destroyer escort aboard the USS Weldon 797 and...

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