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Professional Window Cleaner Robert Johnson of Brighter Days achieves perfection and makes ‘em shine.

Professional window cleaners reveal how to achieve perfection.

Professional window cleaners say you should wash your windows four times a year—once with each of the changing seasons. Here are seven window-washing tips for people who want their windows to shine like a professional cleaned them.

Stay out of the sun – Never wash windows in direct sunlight because cleaning solutions will dry too quickly, leaving a streaky residue.

Use a squeegee – After you apply cleaning solution, wipe with a...

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Viola will be spending a "special" day on Wednesday, March 31st, 2004. Viola Mahnensmith Fitch will be 102 years old!

Viola was born in Ossian, Indiana. She graduated in 1920 from Ossian High School. During the summer of 1920, Viola took classes at Ball State University. She was then hired by the Ossian Township Trustee and began teaching all eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse. Viola said she had to walk a mile every morning to open the schoolhouse and "fire-up" the wood stove.

In 1929...

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It is the 10th anniversary for American Electric Power's participation in the Indiana Peregrine Falcon Restoration Project in Fort Wayne. Once again the pair atop One Summit Square is back on camera and available online courtesy of AEP. FalconCam offers viewers the chance to observe the birds, "Roosevelt" and "Freedom" as they begin a new nesting season in their urban perch overlooking downtown Fort Wayne, IN.

The online project was developed by AEP, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources...

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The East Central Indiana Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) will hold its Fifth Annual Big Game Banquet and Auction at the Holiday Inn, Interstate 69 at exit 26 in Anderson, Indiana on April 17, 2004.

RMEF is an international, nonprofit wildlife organization dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. There are 115,000 active members, 10,000 volunteers, and around 550 local chapters throughout North America. They have generated millions of...

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FLAG PROGRAM WINNERS

On March 16, 2004, a Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony for the 'Flag Test Program' was held at David Parrish American Legion Post 296, 130 West Tillman Road. The Post sponsored eight schools. A boy and girl from each school was given a certificate of appreciation and a pen and pencil set with the American Legion emblem on them. Each school was presented a 4'X6' American Flag and a certificate of appreciation.

Approximately 105 parents and family, teachers and...

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South Side's Amber Shaw is an extraordinary young lady. She has qualified to advance to the gymnastic regional, after placing first in the uneven bars at sectional. She also advances in the all-around competition, which is a dream for Amber.

Amber has had to have both of her elbows operated on, due to the demands that participating in gymnastics has made on her. Despite the pain from the rehabilitation, she has persevered. She placed third at last years state meet in the uneven bars with a...

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photo by rls #32 Luers senior forward, 5’ 11” Jessica Hathaway fakes a shot against #52, Brebeuf freshman center, 6’5” Ta’Shia Phillips. On Saturday, March 6th, the Bishop Luers Lady Knights went up against Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit for the state championship.  The Lady Nights lost to Brebeuf 54-38 in what was a hard fought contest at Conseco Fieldhouse.  Luers was able to hold 6’ 5” Ta’Shia Phillips to two points, but Brebeuf’s Amber Jackson scored 22 and played a strong defensive game.  The Lady Knights got within one with 2:47 to play in the third but Brebeuf battled back and took a 32-26 lead into the fourth quarter.  The game ended 54-38 with Luers losing by a 16-point margin, the same margin as their earlier meeting this year.

In early December 1891, physical education teacher James Naismith invented a new game to entertain the school's athletes during the winter season. With an ordinary soccer ball, Naismith assembled his class of 18 young men, appointed captains of two nine-player teams, and introduced them to the game of Basket Ball (then two words). Naismith, who had outlined 13 original rules, dispatched the school janitor to find two boxes to be fastened to the balcony railing at opposite sides of the...

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The NEW Memory Care Unit is called Touchstone Terrace. On March 3rd Dave McMahon, Administrator, gave tours of the Englewood Health & Rehabilitation Center. Touchstone Terrace is the perfect, worry-free environment for seniors with Alzheimer's disease.

photo by rls #34 James Hardy gets the opening tip against Norwell at Wayne High School during the Class 3A Sectional.

Elmhurst won against Norwell, Friday and then upset #2 Tippecanoe Valley on Saturday, March 6th to win the Class 3A Sectional at Wayne High School. Elmhurst Coach Keith Edmonds has the Trojans playing well going into the Regional Tournament that is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th, 10am at Northwood in Napanee, Indiana. The Trojans will play against Northridge High School with a record of 15 wins and 8 losses. Elmhurst is 15 and 7.

Elmhurst's first sectional game against Norwell was a...

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