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City of Fort Wayne received an award from the Indiana Partnership for Highway Quality for the recently completed West Jefferson Trail Project.

Greenway's Manager Dawn Ritchie accepted the award on the City's behalf at a ceremony at Purdue University in West Lafayette. Brooks Construction constructed the project, which was designed by Bonar Group. Both companies were recognized at the event.

The trail begins in Rockhill Park and connects with the Rivergreenway in Swinney Park. Landscaping...

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The University of Notre Dame Celebration Choir will perform a concert of sacred music for the Easter Season on Saturday, April 9 at 7:30pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert will include variations on traditional hymns (with congregation participation), along with the music of Pergolesi, Bach, Farlee and others. Strings, flute and trumpet will join with the Choir and the Notre Dame Hand Bell Choir for an...

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FALLEN SOLDIERS HONORED IN MEMORIAL SERVICE

Story and photos by U.S. Army Sgt. Joe McFarren, CJTF Phoenix Public Affairs

 

CAMP PHOENIX, KABUL, Afghanistan – A memorial service for four Soldiers killed in a land mine attack Saturday was held here Monday morning by members of Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix, 76th Infantry Brigade to honor its fallen comrades.

Amidst clear skies and a light breeze, more than 400 U.S. Soldiers and Marines, as well as Soldiers from Great Britain, Romania and...

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The Elmhurst Spring Musical will be the award winning Rogers and Hammerstein's The King and I. Production dates are Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23 with a 7:30pm curtain time and April 24, with a 2:00pm curtain time. Tickets are $8 and will be on sale starting Monday, April 11. This wonderful musical will be presented in the Elmhurst High School auditorium.

Directed by the Drama and Speech Coach for Elmhurst, Maggie Kole Hunter is delighted to be back at Elmhurst and is very...

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Rod Mayo, top and Nick Fisher operate a combination trencher and backhoe at 2427 Allegany Avenue on March 24, 2005.  The trencher digs the trench, the four-inch orange conduit is placed in the ground and the backhoe covers it up.  Two men, on hand shovels, do the clean-up work and later another crew will pull up to three black fiber-optics cables through the four-inch trace.

R.L. Gilbert, Utility Contractors out of Pierceton, Indiana were working on the southwest side of town recently. They are laying the 4-inch orange trace that will hold the new fiber optics cable that Verizon is adding to their service. P.J. Jones, the foreman on the job Thursday, March 24, along with his four-man crew, was busy doing the groundwork. P.J. found an old horseshoe as his men were digging the trench for the cable, a sharp contrast to a bygone day when communications moved at a...

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The good old Waynedale News in Afghanistan!

The soldiers and leaders of the 221 Ordnance Company honored Waynedale resident Peter Doak at their Transfer of Responsibility Ceremony at Bagram, Afghanistan.

First Sergeant Peter M. Doak was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 27, 1959. He comes from a family of 13 and has a twin brother Paul. He is a 1977 graduate of Elmhurst High School. 1SG Doak entered the Army in August of 1977. He completed Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was...

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Inside a church on Lower Huntington Road in Waynedale the Paschal Candle usually stands near the baptismal font. But, during this special time of the church year-the Easter season, it is a focus point—a symbol of Christ's Light. That He has risen!

St. Therese Catholic Church has adopted this ancient custom-the Paschal Candle. It is a very large candle that symbolizes both the pillar of fire that led Israel by night and the risen Lord at Easter. Father Joe Rulli commented that the Paschal...

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Dave and Trena Echenoz, 4th generation owners, along with 3rd generation owner Harold Dautz prepare for the Easter season.

The old newspaper article was titled: "Dautz Floral Shop Originated As Produce Farm In 1917." The paper is yellowed with age, wrinkled and torn. There is a picture of Dautz's second-generation proprietor, Herbert Dautz pruning flowers. The article mentions the location as being at 5001 Hayden Road, two blocks north of Elmhurst High School.

Hayden Road is now Ardmore Avenue. The name of the road was changed back in the fifties. The name of the road may have changed but the family business has...

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Founded by the immigrants who came to America, ethnic groups were a part of nearly every town and neighborhood. The clubs were dens of familiarity and nostalgia. On the evenings and weekends the new arrivals would get together to speak their language, eat comfort foods and share their song and traditions.

The one that keeps going strong are the German clubs.

In the early 1900s there were as many as 8 German singing societies in Fort Wayne. The Fort Wayne Sangerbund was founded on October 4...

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