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Friday, February 27, 2004 at 1am in the morning, Candace Elam was struck and injured by a two-toned van. Candice had finished her second shift job and was walking her dog, Malachi, a black Labrador, which also suffered injuries. The accident happened at the 7800 block of Amherst Drive. The van was a teal or green on top and silver on the bottom. It was driven by a 40-50 year old male, with a receding hairline. He was 5'10" to 5'11'' tall with no facial hair.

Candice was taken to Lutheran...

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SSgt Tony Vining, shortly after receiving his hat, marking an end to his 14 week schooling as a Military Training Instructor.‑ Less than 500 people in the Air Force are authorized to wear the famous Campaign Cap of the Military Training Instructor.

Former Waynedale resident Tony Vining, like most men and women who have survived the trials and tribulations of Basic Military Training, left Lackland Air Force Base with a certain awe and respect, and more than just a little fear of the larger-than-life drill sergeant who tormented him for 30 training days. But, unlike most of his peers, Staff Sergeant Vining is looking forward to repeating the experience-over and over for the next 4 years.

Vining, son of Paul and Pat Vining, Roanoke, has...

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Elmhurst Coach Keith Edmonds gives out a congratulatory hug to record breaker James Hardy.  Elmhurst won the game against Homestead 65-62.

Hardy scored 34 points to lead the Elmhurst Trojans to a 65-62 win over Homestead. James Hardy passed Tom Baack of Concordia Lutheran to become the Fort Wayne Boy's Basketball leading scorer with 1653 points.

Baack was a 6-foot-5 forward/center who passed South Sides Tom Bolyard in late January 1964. Hardy is a 6-foot-7 point-guard who just broke the record on February 18th 2004. Hardy's record breaking, 3-point shot came with 3:57 to go in the first quarter.

James was set to break the...

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What do spiders, tea parties and Girl Scouts have in common? On Tuesday, February 17th, beginning at 6:30pm, the Girl Scouts of Limberlost hosted a Miss Spider Tea Party at the Waynedale Baptist Church on Lower Huntington Road.

Girls in first, second and third grade were invited to learn more about Miss Spider at the tea party. Participants heard the story read by Carrie Harris from Allen County Public Library - Waynedale branch titled Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk. During "tea" and...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell In a scene from the Edwards Production “Eleemosynary” (l-r) Natalie Gudel portrays the granddaughter Echo, Beverly Rectenwald (flying) is Dorothea Wesbrook, and Emily Schwartz Keirns plays the daughter Artie Wesbrook.

Eleemosynary. E-L-E-E-M-O-S-Y-N-A-R-Y. Of or relating to charity, the giving of alms. If this word is not in your dictionary then come to Edwards Productions' staging of a play by that title. Be prepared to learn something about language, life and eccentricity.

This one-act play combines the emotional effect of an abandoned child and a scorned mother with the humor of an eccentric old woman and an overachieving spelling bee champion to form one compelling narrative about three...

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Bishop Luers High School, host of the oldest annual show choir competition in the nation, will welcome show choirs from 17 high schools to its 30th annual competition on March 6, 2004. Some of the most talented high school singers and dancers in the region will provide spectacular entertainment throughout the day and night. Day competition begins at 8:00am and runs until 6:00pm; the evening competition begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are good at the door, $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 12...

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Maplewood Elementary students in Ms. Davis’ gym class participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event held on Thursday, February 26, 2004. (l-r) Joey Brown, Jamie Orozco, Ms. Darla Davis, and Ashlyn Barger.

On Thursday, February 26th the Maplewood Elementary School students participated in a fun event. They celebrated Jump Rope for Heart's 25th Anniversary. These kids joined in the fight against heart disease and stroke by asking family, friends, and businesses to donate to the cause and then they jumped rope All Day Long!

Since 1996, Maplewood Elementary has raised almost $5,500 for the American Heart Association in their Jump Rope for Heart events. More than half of this money was raised in...

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“I did another bungy jump in the afternoon. It was great-the highest bridge  used for bungy jumps in the world. The bridge was 216 meters high and the bungy cord stretched about 170 meters.” Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, South Africa

Did you ever want to ride on the back of an elephant while enjoying an African Safari? Did you ever want to bask in the mist of Victoria Falls. This Waynedale woman decided to live the dream.

Sharon Amick grew up on Maplewood Drive in Waynedale. Her parents, Marion and Virginia Amick have lived and worked in Waynedale. Sharon went to Maplewood Elementary School, Miami Middle School and then graduated Valedictorian from Wayne High School in 1989. She applied to Stanford University. "I had...

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(kneeling l-r) Cast members Nathan Smith and Kerry Yingling. Standing in the coat of many colors is Kontrell Tyler from the Civic Theatre production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat. Don’t miss this family musical.

Theater is very different from film. The actors seem more real. The motions jump out and grab hold of the audience. There is a greater feeling of empathy for the characters as they live their stories right in front of the viewers. Mistakes are more likely and more accepted. In many ways theater is more real than the movies.

The Fort Wayne Civic Theater is currently bringing the story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to life for its final weekend. The play is the biblical story...

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