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Kenny Aschliman didn't plan on painting murals, but that is what he has been doing lately. Kenny is a sophomore at South Side High School and has been picking up some summer money by painting murals on the interior walls of homes.

Mike and Judy Fry, Lafayette Center Road recently hired Kenny to paint a picture of the Grand Canyon in her living room.

"We visited the Grand Canyon on a vacation and we had fond memories of the scenery. We purchased a photo album on the most breathtaking scenes...

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Editors Note: I talked with Syl and Sylvia on Tuesday, July 6th. We sat in their backyard on Allegany Avenue and they told me about their many camping adventures. Sly sat beside me and Sylvia sat across the picnic table. They are both 84 years old and have been married for 64 years. It was obvious that they have shared many adventures. The conversation flowed along and each could finish the others' sentences, if necessary. Both have had their share of health problems that come with their...

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Lois Mangona stands next to her “Sunbonnet Sue” quilt in the Grand Wayne Center, during the Three Rivers Quilt Festival.

Time, talent, and a lot of love recently adorned the walls of The Grand Wayne Center during the Three Rivers Quilt Festival, sponsored by the Johnny Appleseed Quilter's Guild. Quilts, wall hangings, and other assorted works of art were displayed for all to enjoy.

This year, for the very first time, Lois Mangona submitted her "Sunbonnet Sue" quilt to the festival. Lois began quilting back in the early 1980's. She read an article about how a mother and daughter made a quilt together and how...

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Thirteen-year-old Kalene Powell will again represent Northern Indiana in the sixty-seventh running of the All-American Soap Box Derby. The race is scheduled to start at 10:00am at Derby Downs in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 31. She won one of the coveted seven positions in the Super Stock Rally Division from the 5th District. The 5th District includes champions from Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Competitors in these states have accumulated points by racing in several rally...

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Dr. Walker comes to Brooklyn Medical Associates after his completion of residency with the Fort Wayne Medical Education Program. He is a 2001 graduate from Indiana University School of Medicine. His Bachelor of Science was completed at Manchester College.

Dr. Walker was born in Fort Wayne and grew up on the south side of town. Current Waynedale residents will appreciate that he lives locally right here in Indian Village!

He is a member of the American Medical Association, Fort Wayne...

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Photo by Cindy Cornwell - Bobcat & Scissor Lift aid in the reconstruction of the Waynedale Branch Library.

The $1,653,000 expansion of the Waynedale Branch Library is ahead of schedule reported Michael Clegg, Branch Operations Manager. Once the expansion is complete, there will be access from the front and the rear of the building. There will be expanded parking facilities and the building will increase in size by 4800 additional square feet. There will be new and additional computers for easier access to files and documents. Most of Waynedale's books are now being stored in the trailers...

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Roanoke Baptist Church, two and one-half years after a devastating fire which destroyed their facilities, has purchased the Lafayette Central School at Exit 1, I-469, for a permanent home. They plan to add a large new auditorium onto the school in the not-too-distant future. Plans are to move the church and school there yet this summer.

The congregation moved their services to the old Jefferson Center School in Whitley County right after the fire. The church had acquired that facility six...

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Back Row (l-r):  Kirk Gemple, Bill Stark, Jim Teusch, Dan Stark, Randy Furnace Front  Row (l-r):  Boyd Tarney, John, Ben, and Dan Stark Jr.

There's something special about getting ready to leave for a Canadian fishing trip at 6:00am on a Saturday morning. The boat is hooked to the pickup and all the gear and groceries are packed and ready to go. Big Jim Teusch does the grocery shopping. This year he spent about $500 for the week's provisions. "There's nothing more vicious than a grocery store full of women shoppers on a Friday evening", he commented, as we stood around the boat talking. "Luckily I had my wife with me to run...

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 Photo by Chris Vebert, Thursday, June 24, 2004 Photo taken immediately following 24/7’s final season game against Elzey.  24/7 defeated Elzey in the final inning, 8-6.

"They Won! They Won! They Won!" was how the email read last Tuesday, June 29, from Tiffany Vebert. She was explaining how Ron Dantzer's 24/7's Little League team did in their last three tournament games?"

24/7 started their season way back on April 12 against Hanson Minor. That was before the Elmhurst Little League park official opened on April 17. No one could have guessed then that this team would win 21 regular season games and then go undefeated in the tournament to finish with a...

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