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On Saturday, July 9, Mark C. Nei won the Shine/Hardin Beautify Broadway Contest. On May 1, 2005, Steve Shine and Tom Hardin of Shine and Hardin Law Offices, LLP announced plans for a $1,000 award to be given to the area person who most improved their property located in the Broadway corridor.

The judges were chosen from the local neighborhood associations. Nei's property at 2852 Broadway was improved through enhancement appeal, creativity and originality. Second place was awarded to Clayton...

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The fifth wave of Indiana National Guard soldiers returned home from Afghanistan at the Indianapolis Airport on Sunday, July 24, 2005. The sixth AND seventh wave of Indiana National Guard soldiers are scheduled to arrive home from Afghanistan after Wednesday, July 27, 2005.

The Joint Forces Headquarters received confirmation that the fifth, sixth, and seventh wave of 150 - 200 soldiers from each 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), headquartered in Indianapolis, arrived at Indianapolis...

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What CJ Stark is capable of doing on his bike is unreal. Here he is getting air time doing a backflip at Xtreme Park in Louisville, KY.

When most of the neighborhood kids were just learning how to ride a bike, CJ at the age of 5 and Jordan at 4, began racing theirs. Following in their dad Clay Stark's footsteps, the two boys began competing in the BMX race circuit.

These Waynedale residents, who are 13 and 9 respectively, not only ride the trails along DeForest and the ravine off of South Anthony, but have competed in BMX and motocross events taking them as far away as Oasis Skateboard Park (near Tokheim) in Fort Wayne...

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The Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum will be 21 years old on July 12, 2005. Fort Wayne International Airport is celebrating the event by having a birthday celebration at the Paul Baer Terminal at Fort Wayne International Airport. There will be free parking, cake, coffee, and every thirty minutes an interesting ten-minute 'story time' will be presented. You will be able to tour the museum at your leisure. Aviation Museum board members will be on hand to answer questions as you look over the...

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The City of Fort Wayne, Animal Care & Control Department has issued a hot weather alert for animal owners. Due to current extreme high temperatures and high humidity, the department recommends that owners pay extra attention to provisions for their animals during this time. When possible, bring pets into an air-conditioned area of your home; fans are also helpful where air-conditioning is unavailable.

Animals must have a shady, sheltered place to rest, and quantities of fresh water must be...

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Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., has given $5,000 to the Salomon Farm barn restoration project through the Fort Wayne Community Foundation.
Donated to the Fort Wayne Parks Department by area farmer Chris Salomon in 1995, the 175-acre Salomon Farm is one of the last farms left within the boundaries of the city of Fort Wayne. Pioneer's contribution will be used to help restore the Salomon Farm's 19th century barn, which is in need of a foundation and a new roof. Upon completion, the facility...

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Assistant Director, Andrew White, IPFW Archaeological Survey, directs the excavation of sediments around an ancient fire pit. The Survey is committed to the dissemination of archaeological information and public involvement in Midwestern archaeology. They assist museums, local historical societies, and other groups in the investigation, documentation and interpretation of cultural resources.

We received an e-mail last Tuesday, June 14, from Richard Poor of The Little River Wetlands Projects, (LRWP). He alerted us to an archaeological dig that was going on during the week of June 12-18. The Arrowhead Marsh Property Dig is located on Aboite Road, south of the Tri-County egg place, north of the R.R., and east of Aboite Village. I drove out to the site on Wednesday, June 15 and walked about a quarter-mile from the road to where a couple of blue shade awnings had been set up.

Andrew...

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(l-r) Commander Larry Thiele presenting certificate and Blue Star Banner to Mandy Schmidt and her daughter Odessy.

On Saturday, May 21, 2005 David Parrish American Legion Post #296 hosted military personnel and their families for the Armed Forces Day-Blue Star Salute. Colors were posted by Post #296 Color Guard Unit and prayer was offered.

The day's events included guest speakers Tom Hayhurst and George Jarboe. A few words were shared by CW4 Donald Edgar and First Sergeant Peter Doak of the Army Reserve Unit 221st Ordinance both members of our armed forces.

Blue Star Banners (both 1 and 2 stars) and...

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Nick Griffith, Secretary of Fort Wayne Fraternal Order of Eagles #248, 4940 Bluffton Road said, “It wasn’t just the lack of machines that hurt us.  We also received a $25,000 unexpected personal property tax bill.  That coupled with the loss of the gaming machines at a time in the summer when revenues are seasonally low has really hurt us.  The money we usually give to charities is simply not there.”  “I feel that the State should issue certificates that would allow the clubs to have gaming machines and then collect a set fee each year for each machine.  That would give the State their tax revenue yet allow us to stay profitable with a minimum amount of paperwork.”

State Rep. Ben GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) asked the Indiana State Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) to provide proof that recent crackdowns on video gaming machines in Allen County were generated through citizen complaints, rather than an effort to protect Indiana's gambling industry.

GiaQuinta said he has filed a formal Freedom of Information request with the agency to gain more information on allegations made by the Indiana Excise Police that led them to conduct raids on various American...

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