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(L-R): Tony Mowery, NISAR Chief of Operations, and his dog, Aubrey; Fort Wayne Fire Department Scuba Team member, Lea Walker; John Nichter, Fort Wayne Disaster Response Team; and in the water, Fort Wayne Fire Department Scuba Team member Dan Schmitt.

On Saturday, August 26, 2006 the Fort Wayne Fire Department Scuba Team and the Northern Indiana Search and Rescue (NISAR) team trained at Stone Lake, behind FWFD Station #5 off of Bluffton Road.

The focus of the training was to use the NISAR's search dog's ability to smell to help pinpoint the location of drowning or near-drowning victims.

"It was a great opportunity to train with NISAR and their search dogs," said Battalion Chief Brian Meeks, FWFD Special Operations. "The chance to practice...

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Tuesday morning, August 15, 2005 the crews were tearing up the old concrete on Old Trail Road. Work was progressing as a Bobcat operator controlling an air-hammer, broke apart concrete. The Bobcat was followed by a back-hoe, which loaded the old pavement into a large dump truck. Another Bobcat followed up the procession, preparing the roadway
for repaving.

Community School of the Arts offers a full slate of arts instructional experiences- piano, guitar, voice, dance, art, and drama from early grades through adult. Instructors are qualified to assist students and help them to enjoy and gain skills in the arts.

The September 12 golf outing to benefit the Fort Wayne Historical Society will be going vintage at Autumn Ridge Golf Course on Auburn Rd. In keeping with the nature of the event, players will find their own unique way to celebrate area or golfing history by dressing up as their favorite historical figure, wearing vintage attire or using antique clubs.

This fall, Pleasant Center Elementary School will welcome new principal, Dianna Chadd. With time and care, Chadd hopes to make Pleasant Center all the more pleasant.

Since childhood, her career goals were much less ambitious. "I played school teacher under the stairs with my siblings, and I was going to be a teacher forever," said Chadd. "It's just the perfect little grade, they're not too peer oriented, but they're not too 'you have to do every little basic thing.'"

Due to her husband's...

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The first principal was Mr. David Baird, who was Schoolmaster from 1874 to 1878.

Schoolmaster Baird lived in Wallen, Indiana and is reported to have walked 15 miles each Monday morning, stayed with friends during the school week, and then walked back home on the weekends.

The school was located on Old Trail Road and McArthur Drive, near the present Waynedale Elementary School. It was a one-room school, built in 1874 and was simply called School Number 8. The first class in 1874, consisted of...

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The 2006 Elmhurst Senior League 15-16 Allstar Team won the District 10 Allstar Tournament by defeating Auburn Senior League by a score of 10-4 in the championship game on Monday, July 24 at Georgetown Little League.

The Elmhurst team advanced to the State Allstar Tournament that was held from July 27 through July 30. The State Allstar Tournament included teams from all around Indiana: Brownsburg, Jeffersonville, Franklin Township, Middlebury, Fort Wayne, Petersburg, Valparaiso, and New...

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Opal Syndram, born 1917, and her daughter Bonnie (Syndram) Harris, 1936, granddaughter Deb (Harris) Hoch, 1956, great-grandson Andy Hoch, 1979, and great-great-granddaughter Haylee Hoch, 2006.

David Michael Winn and Evangeline Darlyne Walker were married June 20, 2006 at St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Parents of the Groom are Marjorie Winn and the late Ronald Winn. Parents of the bride are Floretta Walker and the late Reverend W.B. Walker.

The wedding party consisted of Paul Camp, best man; Michele Andrews, maid of honor; David, Lauren, and Patrick Winn, children of the groom; Judith Wilson and Beverly Troyer, sisters of the bride; Jim Troyer, brother-in-law of the bride; and...

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