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Julie and Tony Maurer will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 2nd 2006.

Julie is a host at Fort Wayne International Airport and Tony has retired after 36 years at Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. They were married in Springfield, Illinois and have lived in Waynedale since October of 1958.

They have three children, Mike (Cathy) Maurer, of Knoxville Tennessee, Kathleen (Mike) Shelby, of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Carole (Chris) Yaney of Fort Wayne. They...

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Maplewood Elementary School students and staff dedicated a flowering pear tree in memory of Alejandra Gutierrez and Liliana Rios. Both children were students at Maplewood at the time of their deaths in December.

There was a tree dedication ceremony, "Forever in Our Hearts, Alejandra and Liliana" at 11a.m., Wednesday, May 31 at the school, 2200 Maplewood Road, for all students and staff. The fifth and fourth grade ESL students led the Pledge of Allegiance and fifth graders sung "Friends." Fifth...

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Lance Cpl. David GramesSanchez's contribution to our freedom and safety is measureless. The Waynedale community reached out to the family and friends of this fallen American hero on Saturday, May 20 at the Klaehn, Fahl & Melton funeral home.

GramesSanchez, a tank operator for the Marines, died May 11, along with three other Marines when the tank they were traveling in rolled off a bridge and landed upside down in a canal.

While the life of this local marine was being remembered inside the...

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Rene Rogers, an Elmhurst High School senior, has accepted the IPFW Chancellor's Scholarship to attend IPFW this fall and will major in psychology. The half-tuition scholarship is renewable for four years.

Steven Sarker, an Elmhurst High School senior, has accepted the IPFW Chancellor's Shcolarship to attend IPFW this fall and will major in chemistry/pre-medicine. This half-tuition scholarship is renewable for four years.

Jack Schnellenberger, an Elmhurst High School senior, has accepted the...

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Bishop Luers High School students Melanie Huhn and Krista Leffers both qualified for the IHSAA Girls State Track Meet to be held in Bloomington on June 2nd 2006.

Melanie holds the school record in the shot put with a throw of 40' 3" and will compete next weekend in that event.

Krista is a school record holder in both the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdles and will compete in both events at the state track meet.

Also qualifying for state from Bishop Luers is Porsche Jackson in...

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(R-L) HTC Kelly J. Beebe (Fort Wayne, IN),  E-6 IT1 William Robinson (Haines City, FL)

Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in New York City for Fleet Week got a real "Big Apple" greeting when their images were projected on the Giant Panasonic Astrovision Video Screen in Times Square! This annual event in celebration of Fleet Week is a collaboration between the USO, United States Navy and Panasonic.

Bishop D'Arcy recently appointed Fr. Stephen Kempinger, C.S.C., as the new Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend. "I am most grateful to his provincial, Rev. David Tyson, C.S.C., for granting permission to Father Kempinger to serve in this capacity," stated Bishop D'Arcy. "It is another step in a long and devoted service by the Congregation of Holy Cross of priests, brothers and sisters in this diocese."

Father Kempinger comes with an excellent...

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On Friday, May 12, 2006, at 11:00 AM The Waynedale News was at Provo, Utah inside the BYU Chapel for the funeral services of Elma "Pem" Gardner Farnsworth. The chapel was filled to capacity and the service began by reading a proclamation from the governor of Utah. After all the whereas,' wherefores and therefore's were read, it proclaimed that because of the tireless efforts of Pem Farnsworth and the great contributions Philo T. Farnsworth made to our culture, a bronze statue of him would be...

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Rusty York

Fort Wayne City Police Chief Russell (Rusty) York was born on the north side of Fort Wayne 'State & Sherman area' in 1951. He graduated from Central Catholic High School in 1969 and took a job as a City Light apprentice lineman. He said, "Like a lot of us back in the late 60's, work was plentiful and I took the City Light job just to make some money. As it turned out, it wasn't what I wanted to do for the rest of my life." Rusty left the City Light job and joined the Fort Wayne city police...

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