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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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Anna Marie Herber born on September 17, 1905, was the youngest child of Anton and Martha (Schmidt) Herber. The Herber farm was located at Monroeville & Marion Center Road, and the playground for, Ambrose, Blanche, Robert and Elizabeth. "We didn't have electricity until Roosevelt was in office. I remember my brother had a radio that ran off batteries. The batteries didn't last long, but I can remember hearing Opera on that radio."

The Herber children attended St. Joseph Hessen Cassel School...

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Dear Friends,

We wish to thank each and every one of you for your attendance to our third annual Community Picnic. We had over 900 people attending this year's event. It was a huge success!

We would like to thank all of our 176 businesses and individual sponsors who contributed to making this yearly event even more special than the prior 2 years. Your sponsorship allowed us to provide game and door prizes for all age groups.

Everyone enjoyed the Fort Wayne Police Department, the K-9 units...

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John A. Bleich, along with 238 Thirty-second Degree Scottish Rite Masons will be elevated to the Thirty-third degree in a special ceremony at Grand Rapids, MI on August 30. The event will take place at the conclusion of the Supreme Council of Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

In attendance will be more than 2000 Thirty-third Degree Masons and their wives from the 15 Northeastern and Midwestern states comprising the 240,000-member Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. This will mark the first time since 1997...

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