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Christopher Merchich, a freshman psychology major at Hillsdale College was named to the Dean's List. Christopher is the son of Joe and Mary Mershich of 6915 River Haze Road. He is a Bishop Luers High School graduate from the Class of 2003.

Hillsdale College, a private four-year Liberal Arts Institution, was founded in 1844. The school does not accept any federal taxpayer funds for its operations. The college is known for its stand against bureaucracy and for dedication to quality liberal...

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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Durnell, son of Gail S. and Steven Durnell of Fort Wayne, IN, and more than 2,100 Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), have been working in Najaf, Iraq, after fighting in the city ceased August 28.

Members of the 11th MEU have the goal of restoring normalcy for the citizens of Najaf. Their immediate concerns are preparing schools for Iraq's children along with the reconstruction of hospitals, roads and bridges.

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Watch for Roger Greiner cruisin’ around Waynedale in his custom built 1932 Little Deuce Coupe.

Well I'm not braggin' babe so don't put me down
But I've got the fastest set of wheels in town
When somethin' comes up to me he don't even try
Cause if it had a set a wings, man I know she could fly
She's my little deuce coupe
You don't know what I got

 

The Beech Boys song by Brian Wilson was released on October 7, 1963. It climbed to #4 and stayed on the charts for 46 weeks. The song must have stayed on Roger Greiner's mind for 41 years, as that's how long it has taken him to get his own...

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Racing at Mount Lawn, New Castle, IN on August 7, 2004 the Coe Racing Team placed 3rd.

On May 15th, 2004 Scott Coe of Waynedale, Indiana was therrrrrrrr at Anderson Speedway Saturday night and took what was long over do him. Scott driving the Bob Coe-Gary Crossgrove owned, Coe Heating & Air Conditioning, Bryant, Crossgrove Decorators sponsored, Larry Harpe prepared, Ellis Race Cars entry, wasn't just satisfied with winning his heat race, no..... Scott took the 50-lap Ed Martin Auto Group/USA Modified feature event. "It's been a long dry spell ... we all worked pretty hard this...

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St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne had another great Fall Festival on Saturday, September 4, 2004. Events included: Kid's Games, Live Auction, Bake Sale, Kissing Booth, Face Painting, Ponies, Bingo, Beer Tent, the Notre Dame Game and lots of favorite food items like cotton candy and funnel cakes. Fr. Joe Rulli was on hand for another tremendous celebration that was enjoyed by the entire community.

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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