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photos by Bill Reiman and Tom Watson Aldersgate United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 349 pose in front of the Bear Creek Playground that they helped to restore.

Boy Scout Troop 349, sponsored by Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, Indiana returned to Bear Creek, South Dakota for a fifth time this summer from July 16 to July 24. It was a very memorable week for our scouts and the adults who went with them. The joy of the children and the generosity and gratitude of the adults who hosted us will long be remembered.

Our scouts and scouters undertook two service projects. One service project was the restoration and expansion of the Bear...

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David Parrish American Legion Post 296 on Sunday, October 2, 2005 served an SAL Brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The meal consisted of garbage plate, biscuit & gravy, French toast, cheese omelets, sausage links or bacon, fruit and coffee for $5.00.
The men are outstanding chefs and were complimented by everyone who attended. This was good food and an enjoyable social time for all, a day to give the regular cooks a break.

This brunch will be served again on Sunday, November 6 and Sunday...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell “Peer pressure can change your life. It did for Brandon. It nearly took his life.” Brandon, seated in the blue denim shirt, brought a powerful message to students assembled at Elmhurst High School. Students met personally with Brandon in the media center following the presentation. (l-r standing) Principal Barb Gentry, Brandon’s father Tony, and Attorney General Steve Carter.

Attorney General Steve Carter and The Century Council brought a life-saving lesson about the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking to students at Elmhurst High School.‑ As part of a statewide tour with Attorney General Carter, and homecoming week for the students at Elmhurst, Brandon Silveria and his father Tony spoke about the importance of "making the right choice" about alcohol – and if students are under the age of 21, that the only responsible decision is not to drink.

Brandon is...

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An eleven-year-old Village Bowl Youth Bowler, Asia Uptgraft, has had a good year. Asia is a sixth grade student at New Haven Middle School and is the daughter of Rick and Linda Uptgraft. She has dreams and goals like most young girls. Asia has dreams of becoming a pro-bowler and has always wanted to personally meet her racing idol, Johnny Gatton Junior.

Asia has been working hard on her bowling goals, which included attending an instructional league at Village Bowl this summer, taught by Jeff...

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Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard has been selected to receive the 2005 Star Award from the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council for being a leader in broadband technology.

The FTTH Board of Governors presents an annual Star Award to a person, community or company that has gone above and beyond what is expected in the promotion of fiber optics.

"I am pleased that Fort Wayne is being recognized as a technology leader," said Mayor Richard. "Fiber-to-the-premises technology has endless possibilities...

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It's an unfortunate fact that burglars know how easy it is to break into most homes or apartments. That's why thieves usually spend less than two minutes trying to get a window or door open before giving up and looking for an easier target.

"By taking some relatively simple and inexpensive precautions, you can make your house a difficult, and less attractive, target for thieves," says Allstate Agent Kevin Gwozdz. "Doing this will provide a more secure environment for you and your loved...

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Photo by Jan Shupert-Arick “Zoom thru Zulu” is scheduled for this Sunday, October 9, 2005.  Experience the history of this old one-room schoolhouse and the annual 10K run event along old Lincoln Highway.

On Sunday, October 9, 2005 an open house sponsored by the Schoolhouse Restoration Committee will be held at the Jefferson #5 one-room schoolhouse from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. The schoolhouse, built in 1892, is located near the intersection of Bertrand Road and the old Lincoln Highway, just west of St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church, and east of New Haven, IN at the historic French settlement of Besancon. Look for the church steeple north of U.S. 30. The public is invited to tour the schoolhouse...

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St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is pleased to announce that 27 students have been named 2005 Great Lakes Scholars.

Winners include:

Jeffrey Andrews

Alexis Baker

Anthony Baldassari

Kailyn Baumgartner

Kara B. Baumgartner

Erin M. Conroy

Caroline Doelling

Morgan K. Galecki

Amanda Gigli

Lauren Hellinger

Drew Hentz

Emily Hentz

Bryce Hill

Rachel Hyder

Amy Krach

Emily Krach

Olivia Lee

Anna McNamara

Nicholas Miles

Ryan Petrill


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Julie Hollingsworth, Athletic Director and Mark Redding, Girl's Basketball Coach, held the Fifth Annual Elmhurst Athletic Golf Outing on Sunday, October 2. The golf outing was a Florida Scramble, which gave prizes for the longest drive; longest putt, closest to the hole and skin money. The weather for the annual outing was more like summer than fall, as the temperatures were in the 80's.

The winning team this year shot a 20 under par 52, captained by Elmhurst grad, Woodie Klepfer, Class of...

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