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Proud Young Blood Tucker Smith shot his first deer with a muzzleloader. DNR Biologist Boszor estimated this deer to be about 2.5 years of age; based on the wear and number of teeth, and the size of antlers. Tucker’s deer will be processed into brats and strips of steak. Tucker says the only kind of brats he likes are deer brats. Tucker is a student at Summit Middle School.

It was Saturday, November 15, 2003 and the annual ritual of opening day for Indiana's deer hunting. The whitetail rut was finally here. Unfortunately it was a cold and rainy day in the woods' around Fort Wayne. But that did little to impede a great day for twelve-year-old Tucker Smith.

After arriving on Uncle Tom's land before the crack of dawn, Tucker and his dad climbed one of the most popular pieces of equipment used by hunters - a tree stand. Then they waited. Day was breaking and they...

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Dan Knight whittles away at an eagle in his workshop at 2624 West Ferguson Road.  Wings will be applied later. In the foreground Christmas tree ornaments made from golf balls sold at bazaars.

Dan Knight and his brothers David and Dennis grew up in Waynedale at 2805 Witchwood Ave. He played little League for Earth Inc. between 1959 and 1962. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1967 and then spent two years in Vietnam ('69 &'70). He served with the 25th Infantry, Artillery Division, at a place called CuChi just south of Saigon. After Vietnam, Dan attended college, graduating with a degree in tool design. Between 1978 and 1986 he worked at Industra Products near Baer Field....

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Miss Teen pageant contestant, Lauren Kowalenko, Elmhurst student, Walgreen employee, President of Health Occupational Students of America.

Lauren Marie Kowalenko of Sandpoint Road was recently selected to participate in Nationals 2003 Miss Teen Northern Indiana pageant competition that will take place on November 23, 2003. Lauren is the oldest of five children and is a senior at Elmhurst High School. She studies medicine at Anthis Career Center and will have earned a Certified Nursing Assistant license in May of 2004 when she graduates. After high school Loren plans on attending Saint Francis University to earn a degree in...

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#2 James Hardy picks up blockers #18 Travis Potchka and #36 Eric Veazy as Dwengers #32 John Zolnick tries to choose the proper angle to cut off Hardy on an end-around.

The Elmhurst Trojans completed their 2003 football season by losing the first game of the sectional to Bishop Dwenger 56-19. Dwenger came onto the Trojan home field hoping that a big win might erase the loss they experienced back at the first game of the season. Dwenger got the win, but there was no way to erase the earlier loss. The win back on August 8th was Elmhursts' first win in 64 games.

That first win against Dwenger not only shocked Fort Wayne, it shocked the nation. The upset...

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Letter from Mary Keefer, Principal of Bishop Luers High School

Teaching is the best job around. It is so exciting for me to hear that a former student has entered the teaching profession. Bishop Luers High School truly enjoys the opportunity to welcome student teachers to our school. Teaching is not a vocation for the faint of heart. You teach when you don't feel very well. You teach when it's 95 degrees in your room. You teach through interruptions. You teach the hard to reach and...

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On Monday, November 10th, 2003 the Waynedale Elementary School choir, under the direction of Karen Pose, observed Veterans Day by singing in patriotic theme. This is the first annual Veterans Day Event put together by Principal Dave Yard and Jennifer Sprague. "We just wanted to do something to honor local veterans," said Principal Dave Yard. "We feel it is important for the kids to get a sense of patriotism and the cost of freedom."

Speakers at this event included veterans from American...

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AMERICAN LEGION POST #296-Larry Thiele, Commander

Come check out our NEWLY REMODELED post. Since the flood of July 03 we have all new bar-all new cabinets-all new carpet. We are totally remodeled and open to the public.
Friday Nights Fish Fry
Christmas Dance will be on December 12th
New Year's Eve dance to Brass & Ivory on December 31st
AMERICAN LEGION POST #160
November 21 - Chicken Strips, French Fries, Macaroni Salad
November 28 - Meat Loaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans
We are still looking...

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from the Third Vice-Manuel "Ferd" Fernandis

"...this opening will be brought about by the combined efforts and the hard work of many of Post 296 volunteers, led by board member and contractor Matt Smith, along with club manager, Sylvia Cunningham and Post Commander Larry Thiele and his wife Helen...worked shoulder to shoulder...in every phase of the flood cleanup and restoration...

To those involved in restoring the post, providing food and supplies to the workers, and even those stopping by...

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Harrison Hull was nineteen when he came back to Indiana. He was born in Dekalb County on Jan 27th 1920. He traveled with his family to Ohio and then to Tennessee, but Indiana is where he wanted to work. He traveled to Auburn Indiana and applied for a job at the Auburn Kroger. The manager said, "I don't have any openings right now, but I like your looks. Come with me to Ft. Wayne and we'll see if we can find you a job." The Kroger store on Wayne Street was where he went to work.

While...

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