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There's a brand new book author in town. Ray McCune, Associate Editor of The Waynedale News, has just notified us that his book, titled HOW TO EAT A WILD GREEN PANCAKE and other humorous tales, is now available on the Internet at www.1stbooks.com and it is also available to order at Barnes & Noble, either on the internet or at their book stores. It should be available to order at other bookstores in the area as well. Ray said it wouldn't be stocked on the shelves. "Just tell them you want...

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Hiner Transport was established in Huntington, Indiana in 1967 by Homer F. Hiner and was operated as an additional business to his diesel repair shop. Mr. Hiner started by hauling grain and eventually dairy products. In 1968, Hiner Transport evolved from a small family business to a diversified provider of transportation services throughout the US and Ontario, Canada.

In June of 1999, and after over 32 years of continued customer satisfaction, Hiner Transport was purchased by Service First...

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(l-r) Lisa Palmer, Bishop Luers Scholarship recipient Mo Korte, and Mike Palmer

The 9th Annual LeighAnn Palmer Foundation Golf Outing is scheduled for September 7, 2003. This year, as in previous years, the golf proceeds go to a scholarship fund in remembrance of LeighAnn Palmer. One scholarship is presented to a Bishop Luers Senior cheerleader going to college and one scholarship to an 8th grade girl at St. Therese going to Bishop Luers High School. Mo Korte was the recipient for the Bishop Luers scholarship and Sarah Freiburger was the St. Therese scholarship winner...

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AREA SAILOR PARTICIPATES IN COUNTER DRUG OPERATIONS

by Christopher G. Thien

 

Fort Wayne Sailor Phillip C. Mertes and the crew of USS McCampbell - (DDG-85) assisted in the seizure of 1.36 metric tons of cocaine from a sailing vessel off the coast of Central America during a recent counter-drug operations deployment.

Petty Officer 1st Class Mertes, the 28-year-old son of John Mertes of Fort Wayne, is an administrative assistant on board McCampbell. "I am responsible for all duties related...

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BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR WWII VETS WHO RECEIVED COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE OR COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE

World War II veterans who earned the Arm's Combat Infantry Badge or the Combat Medical Badge are eligible to receive the Bronze Star Medal. Army Regulations 680-8-22 states that the award of either of these badges is considered a citation in orders of documentary evidence of exemplary conduct in ground combat against an armed enemy prior to 1 July 1947. Executive Order 9419 dated February 4, 1944, which...

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A group of high school graduates will commence their college education with a graduation present from USPS employees. The Postal Employees Scholarship Committee was proud to present 16 graduating seniors with $500 scholarships at a special ceremony.

The mission of the committee is to award scholarships to the child, stepchild, or adopted child of career postal employees in the 467-468 zip code. Beginning 2001, Transitional Employees with 3 years service also were eligible.

In the scholarship...

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1. Monday morning, July 7, 2003 started just like most of my mornings. Up early, and then a ride through Foster Park. This morning would be different. Where I generally ride there was a large pool of river water blocking the road. This is not too unusual, as a lot of rain often puts the St. Marys River over the road at the Foster Park Golf Course. If the water isn't over the axles on my ten-speed, I just coast through, and go on with my ride.

2. Monday morning, parts of the 4-foot white...

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photo provide by U. S. Air Force SSgt Tony Vining 122nd Communications Flight

SSgt Anthony G Vining of the 122nd Communications Flight, Indiana Air National Guard, has recently completed Computer Operations Technical School at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi.

The twelve week school included training in Computer and Network Security; Computer Network Operations, UNIX Administration, Windows NT Workstation and Server Administration, and Inter/Intranetwork Operations.

Vining joined the Air Force Reserves in 1989, and has been a member of the 122nd Communications...

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Marine Corps Pfc. Marc P. Asselin, son of Sue and Richard Asselin of Fort Wayne, recently reported for duty with Assault School Battalion, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California.

Asselin is a 1999 graduate of Wayne High School here in Waynedale and joined the Marine Corps in December 2002.

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