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The holiday season is a particularly difficult time of year for those families on the economic edge, and despite the news that the economy is improving, Community Harvest Food Bank still services 14,000 different individuals in our service area each week. Our goal is that those we serve are able to enjoy the traditional holiday meal in their home.

The food bank is in need of approximately 5,500 frozen turkeys as well as other holiday food items in order to provide for those families through...

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The cast of “The Diary of Anne Frank” is in rehearsal at Elmhurst High School for a December 7th opening. Standing: Jayson Barrand, Paul Berghoff, Sarah Smith, Becca Coffelt, Brandon Meuchel, and Peter Schnellenberger. Seated: Elizabeth Burris, Lauren Marlow, and Luke Somers.

Elmhurst High School, will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th, 2006 at the Elmhurst High School Theater, 3829 Sandpoint Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Ticket prices are $5.00 for students; $8.00 for adults; and children under 12 free.

A stellar cast will bring the poignant diary to life.

You will remember Elizabeth Burris as the queen in "Once Upon a Mattress." Now, she is cast as Mrs. Van Daan, a selfish woman, who is...

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Lisa Palmer the head coach of the 8th grade girl's volleyball team at St. Therese informed The Waynedale News that on October 28th, the 8th grade girl's volleyball team won their league tournament. They finished undefeated with a 10-0 record. This is their 3rd straight league championship.

The league champion players include: Maria Beck, Abby Bireley, Emily Burrows, Kayley Colvin, Kim Davis, Molly Dimit, Sarah Dirig, Katilin Hofrichter, Liberty McCartney, and Alyssa Shaffer.

Assistant Coaches...

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Richard and Lucille (Hoeppner) Busch, Sr. recently celebrated their 60th anniversary at a family open house on October 7.

The couple was married on October 5, 1946 at Mount Calvary Lutheran church by Pastor Backs.

They began their lives together building a home which soon became filled with 6 children. Their children are: Sandra L. Simmons of Fort Wayne, Richard F. Busch, Jr. of Richmond, Kentucky, Ronald E. Busch of Fort Wayne, Sherran K. DeArmond of Fort Wayne, and Sonya L. Smith of Fort...

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Waynedale resident, Jerek Reyes, has produced his first album, had it professionally mastered, and is now available for sale in numerous areas throughout Fort Wayne...at 16 years of age.

"He's not a performer," said his mother, Monica Reyes, "He makes the music."

Using little more than a keyboard and computer software, Reyes shuts himself in his room and produces rap and hip-hop beats. "When the door closes, I know he's in there making his music," Monica said.

A musician since 11, Reyes can...

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The University of Saint Francis has moved up to No. 1 according to NAIA Top 25 ratings for the first time in the eight-plus year history of the program.

USF, 8-0 and winners of 49 consecutive regular season games, was the unanimous, choice by NAIA coaches with all 16 first-place votes. And what a test in their first game as NAIA Top 25 No. 1 – No. 3 Walsh University on 'Senior Day' at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium.

"We're not putting any emphasis on it," USF coach Kevin Donley said about the No. 1...

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Rendezvous reenactor, Paul Reams reads in the sunlight as he enjoys the festive weekend.

In the 1800s there were groups of rugged individuals who thought that the idea of a vast unexplored territory was a wonderful challenge, full of adventure and opportunities for riches beyond their wildest dreams. The magnet that drew them to uncertain ways along the rivers and over the flats was the fur trade.

Mostly these men were obscure and illiterate who owned hardly more than a rifle and their traps. They lived hard lives that were continuously filled with personal peril. They were...

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Over the growl of the Piper Cherokee, an appreciative voice rings clear, "There's Smith Field," said flight instructor, Ben Hoffman.

As a participant in Project Pilot, Smith Field is offering affordable flight lessons in hopes to increase interest in private pilot licensures.

Project Pilot is an organization created by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, which advertises the affordability and opportunity of earning a pilots license. Students can expect to pay anywhere from...

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