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On Friday morning, August 8th, Coach Mark Newlin was in the middle of the Wayne High School practice field barking out orders to his football team. The team was dressed in shoulder pads helmets and shorts. Newlin was wearing shorts, a straw hat, and had a stop watch and whistle around his neck as he directed his new team through their drills.

Newlin coached the Wayne Generals from 1992 through 1996. In 1992 he was runner-up at the state finals and in 1995 they won the Class 4A state...

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Coach Roosevelt Norfleet talks to receiver Coach Mike Dies and Juan Gorman on a Thursday afternoon workout. photo by rls

The Waynedale News talked to Elmhurst Football Coach Roosevelt Norfleet on Thursday, August 7th. Coach Norfleet was going over strategies with his coaches and the players were doing their warm-up stretches just prior to their afternoon workout.

Coach Norfleet is in his second year as head football coach at EHS. Elmhurst's Coach took over a football team that has not won a game since defeating Concordia High School back in 1996. Last year he said, "My goal here is not to come in and try to...

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There must be something in the water at Avalon Pool. In the last 27 years Avalon Swim Team has pulled out a victory at the City Swim Championship a total of 13 times. The diving team, coached by Amber Knoblauch and Sarah White, won their 19th Diving Championship on Sunday, July 27th with Joe Laughlin winning the Boys 9 and 10-year old 1-meter competition.

Last Sunday, August 3 rd, when the final results were in, Avalon narrowly edged out Pocahontas Swim Team with a score of 2,510 points to...

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Birds, such varied, small and beautiful creatures are from the hand of Almighty God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth. Too frequently we haven't the time to slow down and see God's touch of beauty upon this earth. In the order of things around us there are birds for pollination of plants, birds that live on insects, birds that remove creatures that have been killed and those that have died, birds that sing their hearts out to the glory of God. Each giving its praise to its Creator as the...

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2003 Indiana State Tournament Home Run Derby 1st Place trophy winner Brooks Doak from the Elmhurst Little League 11 & 12 year old All-Stars.

It is the dream of every Little Leaguer to someday play in the Little League World Series, Williamsport, PA. While the Elmhurst 11&12 year old All-Stars didn't make it to Williamsport, they did earn themselves a trip to the Field of Dreams in Wabash, IN to play in the 2003 Indiana State All-Star Tournament as District 10 Champions. The district includes all of Ft. Wayne, Auburn, Churubusco, and Leo. Elmhurst was one of only eight teams in the entire state to make it there, quite an...

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(l-r seated): Charlie Rathsack-Commander Post 241, Joshua Trenary-Ball State, Rashelle Kennerk-Ball State, Kevin Meek-Indiana University, Michelle Hamlin-St. Francis, Daniel Pyle-Ball State.  Not present were Kyle Kleeber-IPFW and Brian Prather-IPFW.  (l-r standing):  Presenting the Scholarships were Ralph Doty, Charlie Walter, Stan Pflueger, Bert DePue, Ken Holloway, Tom Mallott.

Congratulations to the Recipients!

 

A group of college students were honored on Saturday, August 9, 2003 at American Legion Post 241, Bluffton Road. The Scholarship Committee presented 7 college sophomores with $1000 scholarships during a special ceremony.

For the year of 2004, Post 241 will present 7 - $1000 scholarships to college students and an additional 6 - $500 scholarships will be presented to trade school students. Overall Post 241 is proud to say that they have donated over...

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Coast guard Cadet Joshua K. Drysdale, son of Army Command Sgt. Maj. and Mrs. John K. Drysdale of Strongsville, Ohio, and grandson of Tom Elsch of Fort Wayne, and grandson of Janet E. Lengerich of Geneva, recently enrolled as a cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut.

At the academy, Drysdale will undergo four years of extensive study in engineering, mathematics, physical and marine sciences, management and government, Coast Guard history, military justice, marine...

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"HELP!"
Those are the words coming from the Commander at Post #296 in Fort Wayne. As many of you know, Post #296 was submerged in water about 18 inches deep as a result of the flooding in early July. To provide some necessary monetary help that is so badly needed at this time, Voiture #37 of the 40&8 is hosting a fundraiser on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17 from 12noon to 5pm each day at 7301 Old Decatur Road. On these two days Voiture #37 will be serving HAMBURGERS AND FRENCH...

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The Waynedale News caught up with Amanda Perez last Friday. I last interviewed Amanda in February of 2002.

Amanda grew up in Waynedale and was discovered by a talent scout who signed her with Universal Records. I wanted to talk to Amanda again to see if the fanfare had created any changes in her life. I visited her in her new recording studio.

Amanda was sporting some new tattoos, which is normal for an artist in the music business. Her hair is corn-rowed and a tattoo on one arm says...

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