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Don Wolf awarded Josie Wolfe the "student of the year" plaque for the study connection 2005-2006 school year. She received the honor at a breakfast in the Johnny Appleseed room at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum.

Study Connection is one-on-one tutoring, started 18 years ago by Mr. Wolf. The students meet one hour each week at various locations with a volunteer tutor.

Josie attends Northcrest Elementary School and was nominated by her teacher, Carol McMillian. She is the daughter of Teri...

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Homer and Helen (Conahan) Hoke will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an Open House to be held Sunday, November 12th, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Southwest Fire District Training Center (formerly and better-known as the Community Building) behind the fire station at 7001 Old Trail Road.

They were married November 9th, 1946, in Columbia City by Homer's uncle, Frank Crabill.

They have four children: John (wife Ruthann), Kathleen, Janice (husband Jeff) Baber, and Kolleen Blaettner...

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Carolanne (Kay) Fern Steck was born at her parent's farm in Dundee, Michigan. She attended a one-room grade school in Dundee and then moved to Fostoria, Ohio.

John George Tholan was born in Fort Wayne and attended Central Catholic High School, at that time an all-boy's school.

On Labor Day, 1936, Kay came to Fort Wayne to attend a beauty college and stayed at the home of John's mother on East Creighton Avenue. John and Kay became friends but were not dating, as Kay already had a boyfriend...

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Not too long ago, there was a tradition at Bishop Luers that the seniors would ask the incoming freshmen if they would like to buy an elevator pass. As most people know, Luers had no elevator at that time, but that fact is soon to be changed. Luers is finally getting a lift!

The need for a lift has been prominent for some time now, but the funds were just not able to be procured. Finally, with the help of many generous people and the Capital Campaign, this need is going to be...

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Bishop John M. D'Arcy ordained Deacon Anthony Steinacker, of Fort Wayne, to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne.

Following the ordination Mass, the congregation was invited to a reception luncheon to be held at the nearby Grand Wayne Center.

Preparation for Deacon Steinacker's ordination to the priesthood have been completed. Recently, he spent five days at Gethsemani Retreat...

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Jim Hansen, Professor of History, Auburn University

What did Neil Armstrong really say when he landed on the moon?

Last year, October 27, 2005, Jim Hansen was at Barnes & Noble at Jefferson Point, kicking off a national book-signing tour for his new book, First Man, the only authorized biography on Neil Armstrong.

Jim, a former Waynedale resident, was asked about the phrase Armstrong made after his first step on the moon. Jim said, "What Armstrong meant to say was... "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." He inadvertently left...

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Local neighbors Linda Reuelle, Greg and Linda Wiley, and Don Reuelle enjoy a chat on top of the mountain.

Hanson Aggregates held its second annual get-to-gether, Wednesday, September 27. It was a cloudy blustery day as neighbors from around the Waynedale area enjoyed a tour to the top of what some people call Mount Ardmore. Although the mountains origins come from the unwanted over-burden from the Hanson limestone quarry, and not the continental drift that forms most mountain ranges, it is definitely the highest landmass in the area.

Hanson Aggregates has come a long way since its humble...

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The origins of Halloween date back to the Celts 2,000 ago. Inhabiting present-day Great Britain and northern France, the Celts celebrated Samhain (pronounced sow-in), a festival during the Celtic new year of November 1st. This day marked the decline of summer and the beginning of the colder months. Because the Celts often associated cold and damp with death, they believed that during the night, before the new year (October 31), the boundary between life and the after life was blurred. Ancestors...

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Isabel Alvarez will be making a special appearance at the  History Center on Sunday, October 15 at 2pm.

Waynedale resident Isabel (Lefty) Alvarez was recently featured (October 1-15) at the History Center, 302 E. Berry Street. The History Center was participating in Hispanic Heritage Month and Lefty's uniforms and memorabilia were on display from her days as a baseball player for the Fort Wayne Daisy's, which were made famous in the movie, League of Their Own.

Alverez's Cabañas uniform will be returned to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown at the conclusion of the event.

Isabel, who is...

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