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Kindergarten students packing supplies for the Afghanistan children.  United States flags were placed with each item so that the Afghanistan would know where they came from.

Students at Unity Lutheran, Calhoun Street, gathered and packed containers of school supplies the month of December. These containers were taken to Afghanistan by SFC Steve Kingsley when he returned to active duty with the Army in Afghanistan on January 1, 2005. SFC Kingsley will be distributing the containers to the Afghanistan children.

Children from all grades collected pencils, crayons, rulers, water paints, erasers, washable markers, notebook paper, glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors...

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On January 11, 2005 marked the mid-point in the second ice skating season at Headwaters Park. The outdoor rink, which opened on November 25, has been in operation for 46 days. There are 47 days left in the season before the rink closes on Sunday, February 27.

"As of January 10, just over 9,000 people have skated since Thanksgiving Day, and that is just about where we were last year," according to Geoff Paddock, Executive Director of the Headwaters Park Alliance. "Unfortunately, we had several...

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It is Girl Scout Cookie time once again. On Friday, January 14th Girl Scouts from Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Steuben and Wells counties began selling Girl Scout Cookies. The sale will continue through Sunday, March 13th. Cookies will be available immediately from Girl Scouts through Cookies-in-Hand, and order forms will be used for later delivery.

 

For $3.50 per box, customers can buy all of these favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties:

Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties...

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On Sunday, January 9, the St. Mary's River at Foster Park was running high, but it was receding and there wasn't much cause for concern. January precipitation usually comes in the way of snowfall.

Then the weather turned unseasonably warm and the rain started. By Wednesday, January 12 the St. Mary's was at 15.85 feet and rising. The Mayor was calling for volunteer sandbaggers and gave their location; Broadview Florist on Winchester Road, Southwest Conservation Club on Bluffton Road, Mungovan...

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  Fort Wayne Metals Research Products at its present location on Indianapolis Road.

Ardelle Glaze was born in West Virginia in 1910. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, so I wondered how his name came to be one of the 42 names listed on the Charter Membership of the Waynedale Chamber of Commerce. The Waynedale Chamber of Commerce was started in the late forties and Fort Wayne Metals Company is #8 on the list with Ardelle's signature as its proprietor.

I talked to Ardelle's son Scott Glaze on Monday, December 20 at Fort Wayne Metals. Scott is now the CEO of the Fort Wayne based...

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Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is encouraging compassion and caution when donating, following President Bush's appeal to Americans to contribute to the Tsunami relief efforts. President Bush asked former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush to lead a nationwide charitable fundraising appeal.

"Unfortunately, in times of disaster some people will attempt to take advantage of Hoosiers' eagerness to aid victims of tragedy," Attorney General Carter said. "When donating to the Tsunami...

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United Methodist missionaries Don and Ramona Turman watched the words crawl across their TV screen in Jakarta: "Indonesia Menangis."

Translation: "Indonesia is crying."

The Indonesian island of Sumatra was near the epicenter of the December 26 undersea earthquake that sent tidal waves crashing into 12 countries around the Indian Ocean. The waves killed at least 117,000 people and washed away entire villages.

The Turmans offered words of assurance in an open letter to family and friends.

"We...

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Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Durnell, son of Gail S. and Steven D. Durnell of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and more than 2,100 Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), recently joined the 15,000 service member sweep of Fallujah, and has since committed to ensuring the security and stability in the cities Kandari and Nasar Wa Salam.

Members of Durnell's unit have conducted more than 120 patrols, 13 platoon reinforced raids and a company reinforced search of...

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The Waynedale Branch of the Allen County Public Library opened to the public beginning Monday, December 20, 2004. The Allen County Public Library is expanding and renovating 11 of its 13 branches and the main library as part of an $84 million expansion project approved by the citizens of Allen County in 2001. Kelty Taylor Design, Inc. was responsible for the design of the building and the local contractor was R. E. Crosby.

The Waynedale Branch had been closed since March 13, 2004. The...

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