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U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has nominated candidates for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

The nominees were selected by Lugar's Academy Merit Selection Committees, which he has used for the nominating process each year that he has been a senator. The nonpartisan boards meet each November and December in Indianapolis to review...

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University of Saint Francis senior Megan Dossen has been named Mid-Central Conference women's basketball Player of the Week after her key role in helping the 11th-ranked Lady Cougars upset top-ranked Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday (January 7).

‑‑ Dossen (Ossian, IN / Bishop Luers) shot 53 percent in the win over IWU (18-2) and scored 11 of her team-leading 17 points in the second half to lead USF to the upset at No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan on 1-7-06. The USF power forward connected on 5-of-9 shots in...

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The children and families of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Waynedale collected nearly $200 for a Lutheran Preschool in New Orleans.

"This preschool has lost everything and will need our support of generous gifts and prayers in order to reopen and serve their surrounding community," said Sue Doepner, Director at Mr. Calvary.

The teachers decorated a tree with bell-shaped ornaments, each one having a picture of an item used in a preschool classroom. The families were invited to choose an...

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After almost three years, the manuscript is now complete, and is being sent to the printer. The Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society and the Allen County Genealogical Society announced the completion of the manuscript for the Fort Wayne - Allen County History Book on Wednesday, January 4. This is to be the largest comprehensive narrative history of Allen County in nearly 100 years. The first since Bert J. Griswold's Pictorial History of Fort Wayne published in 1917.

What was initially...

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The letter from Mitch Daniels, Governor of the State of Indiana, read, "Congratulations! The Waynedale News has been selected as a Half Century Business Award winner for 2005. This prestigious award is given to companies that have operated in Indiana for 50 years or more while demonstrating a high level of community involvement."

On November 9, Robert L. Stark, owner of The Waynedale News accepted the Half Century Award on behalf of Executive Editor Cindy Cornwell, the staff of The Waynedale...

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Florence Belle Paxton celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family on January 1 at Lutheran Homes. She lived in her own home until she was 100 and has been very happy and contented since she moved to the Lutheran facility. She enjoys wheeling herself down the halls and greeting everyone she meets.

On January 1, near the Indiana-Ohio state line, Florence was born to Melville and Linnie (DeWeese) Driscoll. Her father was a tenant farmer. When she was three weeks old the family moved to...

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Pictured with Senator Lugar are: Zack Miller and Emily Terrell-Carroll HS, Abram Magner and James Pierce-Heritage HS, and Jesse Christman and Jennifer Kruse-Woodlan HS. Christine Moser and Heather Davidson-Elmhurst HS, Laura Ardington and Patrick Hackler-Canterbury School, Augusta Pryor and Jon Welling-Bishop Luers HS, Samy Younis and Melissa Richeson-Northrop HS, and Ben Crum and Vincent Edwards-Paul Harding HS. Bret Angel-Bishop Dwenger HS, Annita Tanksley-Wayne HS, Abby Christman-East Noble HS, and Larry Buchanan, Galen Harden, Hari Vasu, Mack O’Shaughnessy and Puja Parikh-Homestead HS.

More than 450 high school juniors and 105 accompanying adults attended the 29th Annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders held December 10, 2005 on the campus of the University of Indianapolis.

Lugar opened the day speaking without notes and answering students' questions for 50 minutes.

During his address, he discussed Iraq, the budget deficit and trade imbalance, energy prices, and the need for developing more sustainable energy. Additionally, he detailed the current state of...

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Tom Minnick was recently named new head football coach at Joliet Junior College, in Illinois.

Minnick replaces legendary Coach Bob MacDougall, who resigned on December 1 after coaching the Wolves for six seasons. Minnick and MacDougall aren't strangers. MacDougall compiled a 48-17 record at JJC. Minnick played two years (1986-87) as a quarterback for MacDougall at DuPage before becoming a Chaparrals Assistant for seven years (1991-97).

Tom Minnick believes he is up to the challenge. So do...

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Jennifer Yoquelet and Jerry Marquardt hold the June Curry Trail Angel Award. They are standing in front of a touring bike supplied by Summit City Bicycles.

Jennifer Yoquelet and the Monoroeville Community Park Board received the Trail Angels Award from Adventuring Cycling Association. Charles Pace, from Columbus, Ohio and a representative of Adventure Cycling presented the award on December 6, 2005. Adventure Cyclist magazine provides its readers with bicycle route development and mapping with 33,000 miles of National Bike Route networks, which includes two routes that go through Monroeville.

The Community Park Board of Monroeville, Indiana, a...

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