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The Lady Blazers of Roanoke Baptist School traveled to Louisville, KY to participate in a 5-state volleyball tournament.

They entered the tournament with a perfect 14-0 record and took the first match against Zion's Hill with no trouble. Then they came up against a tough Madison team and lost their first match of the year, not playing their best. Calculating their chances to get into the championship game, they decided to purposely lose the next game against Northwest. This meant that if they...

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With a Blue Star Banner Flag proudly displayed in their home, Tony Moore relaxes with mom and dad during his brief stay back home on Indiana Avenue, Thursday, November 3, 2005.

The Blue Star Banner, or Service flag as it is sometimes called, can be seen in the front window of the Moore home on Indiana Avenue. This red flag with a blue star is proudly displayed because Kevin and Blaise Moore's son, Tony, is serving overseas.

Tony, a 2003 graduate of Bishop Luers High School, has already served 9 months in Iraq, as a lance corporal in the Marines-IMEF-sensor operation. Tony was recently welcomed home for two weeks, and will soon return to proudly serve our country...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell  Fourth-grade students (dressed as their favorite saint), Father Joe Rulli and Principal Michael Briggs from St. Therese gathered in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne along with more than 600 students on Monday, October 31 for the All Saints Day Mass.

Area Catholic fourth-grade school students, teachers, staff and parents gathered in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne on Monday, October 31, 2005 for an All Saints Day Mass. More than 600 students, principals, teachers and parents participated through prayer, petitions and singing. Bishop John M. D'Arcy, of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend presided at the Mass with many local and area priests, including Father Joe Rulli from St. Therese in Waynedale, serving as...

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 Steam Engine 765 is back in service after 12 years and $70,000 worth of repairs, Friday, October 28, 2005.

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society rolled out Nickel Plate Railroad Engine #765 on Friday, October 28, 2005. It was a cool, crisp, autumn afternoon when the huge steam engine once again came to life just east of New Haven at 15808 Edgerton Road. The refurbished engine is the result of over 10,000 man-hours and an expenditure of over $70,000 dollars.

This locomotive is a reminder of by-gone eras of transportation. Early pioneers traveled into this area via horseback and canoe. From the...

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Carolyn Crimi, noted children's author from Chicago, visited kindergarten and first grade students at St. Joseph - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Fort Wayne on September 16. Crimi led the students on a "story hunt" which demonstrated her writing process and ideas on developing stories.

Lois Widner, Principal at SJSEAS states, "This was a wonderful opportunity for our younger students to learn how to think creativity. Not only does this promote a love of reading, it also stresses the...

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Kelli Cyr, Annette Wellman, and Lindsey VanDyck compare projects during the Great Egg Drop at Bishop Luers’ High School physics class.

Bishop Luers Physics class held their Great Egg Drop on October 13.

Jason Draper, Bishop Luers Physics teacher had his students build a device that would hold an egg and protect it from breaking when dropped from the top of the press box behind the Bishop Luers home football bleachers. The student's grades are based on how successful their drop is: how it landed, if it remained on target, creativity and originality, design (based on physics principals) and a follow up written report. The...

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Lady Knight Golfers (L) Kristi O’Brien and (R) Heather Hendrickson reflect on their round with close friend (center) Jordan Essman of Angola after finishing regionals at Noble Hawk. The Lady Knight Golfers came within just 3 strokes of advancing as a team to regional competition after posting a 365, their best 18-hole score of the year.

In 2004, Bishop Luers Lady Knights Golfteam surprised everyone. Led by the one-two punch of All Area selection senior Abbey Waltke and All-SAC freshman Kristi O'Brien (both from St. Therese), the Luers linksters had a winning record and advanced all the way to Regional. But after Waltke graduated, many people might have thought this year would be a down year.

Think again! Led by their NEW 1-2 combo of O'Brien and fellow sophomore Heather Hendrickson, Luers young and restless carved out another...

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Bishop John M. D'Arcy ordained Deacon David Ruppert, of Huntington, to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne.

Following the ordination Mass, the congregation was invited to a reception luncheon held at the nearby Grand Wayne Center.

Parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Fort Wayne, gathered on Thursday, October 27, for a Holy Hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. to pray for...

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Now the University of Saint Francis women's basketball team has its work cut out for it after the Lady Cougars were designated the No. 6-ranked team in the NAIA Women's Division II Top 25 released Wednesday, October 26, 2005.

Entering their fifth season under the direction of head coach Gary Andrews, the Lady Cougars secured the highest ranking for the women's basketball program since they were rated No. 2 heading into the 1999-2000 campaign. USF finished 24-13 in 2004-05 advancing to the...

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