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As Americans prepare for their summer vacations, they should keep in mind that vacationing away from home can present safety risks.

According to Allstate Agent KEVIN GWOZDZ, you can make family trips more enjoyable by taking a few simple precautions to reduce the possibility of becoming an easy target for thieves who prey on tourists. And by following a few easy steps, you can decrease the risk of having your home robbed while you're away.

 

Following are some tips from the Allstate...

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Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted and beaten in the United States. As a result, one out of every three women has been abused. This is not an unfamiliar statistic to the women living at A Friend's House in Bluffton, IN, or to a member of the non-for-profit organization's Board of Directors, Heather St. Peters. This is their reality.

The President of the Advisory Board at A Friend's House is Heather St. Peters, who also serves as Director of the Public Relations Major at Taylor University...

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Nicholas M. and Jean Ann Stayanoff were married on June 16, 1956.

They recently observed their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a family weekend.

Celebrating with them were all of their children and grandchildren.

They have five children; Theresa M. (Ken) Liggett of Churubusco, Nicholas M. (Shirley) of Belton, South Carolina, Linda Ann (Tom) Hotz of Noblesville, Indiana, Barbara Jean (Lyle) Klemm of Fort Wayne and Mary Beth (Kevin) Kohart of Indianapolis. They also eight...

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1916 was a thrilling time for Southwest Fort Wayne. The Foster Park area, along with the Rudisell Boulevard system, was being developed. Col. David Foster was assisting the purchase and development of one of Fort Wayne's exceptional parks, Foster Park, named after the Colonel. And in the midst of all that, a replica of Lincoln's birthplace was being first proposed to the Board of Park Commissioners.

The replica Lincoln log cabin was constructed and presented to the city of Fort Wayne in 1920...

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Loren Martinez and Waynedale School principal Kent Martz

Loren Martinez, a second grader at Waynedale Elementary School won first place in a safety poster contest. Loren received a plaque and his poster will be competing on a national level in Kansas City in November. He is a student of Ms. Monroe's class

Helping others is usually a two-fold benefit. The one receiving the assistance is ever so grateful. The one giving the help obtains a sense of satisfaction knowing you made a difference. Now the community of Waynedale has the opportunity to help one of our own.

A group of Minnie's (Minnie's Diner) friends are sponsoring a cancer benefit in her honor on Sunday, July 16, 2006. The benefit has something for everyone including food, fun, and live entertainment. All events will be held at AMVETS#33...

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Karl Joseph and Betty Klingler will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 28th. They were married in 1941 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Fort Wayne.

Their children are Carole Greiger, Bob and Tom Klingler of Fort Wayne and Jim Klingler of Wolcottville. Their daughter Mary Ann Buonomo passed from this life in 2001.

Karl and Betty have 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Karl is the owner of Klingler Jewelers and is still working at the age of 87. Betty is a...

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Frank J. and Janet K. Bontempo are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Their children are Julie Ward and Lori Quintero of Fort Wayne, Donnie Lewis of Crossville, Tennessee, Greg of Hebron, Indiana, Jeff of Indianapolis, and Bryan Rorick.

The Bontempo family and friends will celebrate the event at Lester's.

"There is beauty in the sunlight and the soft blue beams above. Oh, the world is full of beauty when the heart is full of love." Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

Shantel Lahr has been taking Dance at Dance LTD with owner Sandi Bearman for the past 10 years doing classes in Ballet for 6 years, Tap for 8 years, Jazz for 7 years, Hiphop for 2 years, and Clogging for 3 years. She will be receiving a 10-year award of Dance Excellence and perfect attendance for the past 8 years, which she will receive at the 20th Annual Dance Recital Celebration of Dance, at Wayne High School. We are very proud of our daughter and how dedicated she is to her dance and what...

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