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Bishop Luers has been selected as one of the top 50 Catholic High Schools in the nation for the second year in a row. The Catholic High School Honor Roll recognizes the nation's top 50 high schools based on their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education. The Honor Roll recognizes schools that both embrace a vibrant Catholic identity and instill an appreciation of the social, political and economic dimensions of the world that students will engage.

 Canterbury School String Instructor Mrs. Lenelle Morse labels and organizes the many boxes of supplies ready for delivery to New Orleans hurricane devasted families now living in Baton Rouge, LA.

Canterbury School was eager to help families suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The school has taken these steps to show its support:

* Headmaster Jonathan Hancock has submitted Canterbury to the National Association of Independent Schools as a host school for displaced private school students, with three openings in each of grades 7, 9, 11 and 12.

* The school took part in a unique division-wide event the week of September 12, 2005.
Canterbury collected items for delivery to...

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MarkleBank collected donations at each of its seven branches for Katrina Disaster Relief. One hundred percent of the donations collected were presented to the American Red Cross. A total of $23,252.86 was raised. This total included $2500 collected personally from the MarkleBank Directors, $2000 from the MarkleBank Charitable Foundation, and the remainder from employees, customers, and members of the community. The collection period ran from August 31 to September 17.

MarkleBank's seven...

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~RICHARDSON IN VICTORY LANE~

Stock Car Fall Classic - 67 stock cars timed in trying for the 50 Lap A Main Event. Baer Field Speedway regulars dominated the top 3 spots and in the end it was a daring late race pass on the outside that found Neal Richardson in victory lane. Al Cook Jr. started the race on the pole and a lot of people were picking Cook to bring the 88 K105 car home in first place. Richardson started back in the 5th row and worked his way to 2nd place within a few short laps...

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Trucks as far as the eye can see...participants in the World’s Largest Truck Convoy take to the road to raise money for Special Olympics. (l-r) Shane Roell, Special Olympics athlete and Bob Raypholtz, co-chair of the 2004 Fort Wayne leg of the convoy.

In an attempt to maintain Guinness Book of World Records status, law enforcement and truck drivers throughout the United States and Canada will join forces to hold the World's Largest Truck Convoy® for Special Olympics on Saturday, September 24, 2005. In Fort Wayne, a loop running to and from the International Center, 2701 S. Coliseum Blvd., will be lined with more than 100 trucks in a convoy to support Special Olympics athletes.‑The route will begin at the Intl. Cntr. and travel along State...

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As of August 31, 2005, FEMA and other civil authorities have ordered the evacuation of the city of New Orleans and surrounding areas.

"Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
And miss her each night and day
I know I'm not wrong...
This feelin's getting' stronger
The longer, I stay away

 

Miss them moss covered vines...the tall sugar pines
Where mockin' birds used to sing
And I'd like to see that lazy Mississippi...
hurryin' into spring

 

The moonlight on the bayou....
a Creole tune....that fills the air
I dream... about Magnolias in bloom....
and I'm wishin' I was there
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When that's...

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Some of you may remember Billie (Blush) Stewart, who graduated from Elmhurst in 1959. She grew up on the southwest side of Fort Wayne, but now lives in Midland, Georgia. Two of her friends, Jim and Gisela Spires, work for a company that supplies firefighters with emergency showers. The disaster in New Orleans prompted FEMA to contract them to go to New Orleans to aid in the rescue efforts. Following are their accounts of the situation over the past few days. 

Date: Monday, Sept. 5, 2005...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell Autumn colors and falling leaves are seen on this tree along Old Trail Road.

The summers of near drought conditions have stressed some trees to the point of changing their leaves to the reds, yellows and oranges of fall a month early, horticulturalists say.

Trees in Indiana should unveil fall colors in early October and not during the final week of August.

City dwellers with water hoses and some spare time can minimize drought damage to their trees that provide shade, beauty and habitat for wildlife.

Forestry supervisors are asking property owners to water trees for...

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 The “Topping Off Ceremony” included raising the tallest beam, complete with flags and a tree, on the Lee and Jim Vann Library and a speech by Jim Vann (right).

The University of St. Francis is located on the western edge of Fort Wayne, Indiana. This beautiful 72-acre campus has rolling lawns and tree-shaded coves surrounded by the scenic Mirror Lake.

As students began their first day of classes, August 29, 2005, they discovered some major changes.

The big news on campus is the progression of the Pope John Paul II Center.

Construction began when classes ended in May. Now, nearly six months later, the $14 million project is well under way. The 90,000...

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