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Neil Armstrong okayed the first authorized biography of his life to Dr. Jim Hansen, an Elmhurst High School graduate.  Dr. Hansen will be available for book signing on Thursday, October 27, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, West Jefferson location.

Dr. Jim Hansen, Department of History at Auburn University will be available for a book signing on Thursday, October 27, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4140 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jim grew up in Waynedale in the sixties. He lived at 2501 Lower Huntington Road in the house that is now The Hair Company.

Jim went to school at Waynedale Elementary, Kekionga and Elmhurst and as a youngster was involved in local sports programs. He was a bowler at the old Smitty's Bowling...

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Bishop Luers High School commends the efforts of its devoted teacher Mark Niemoeller. Mark was honored along with other teachers and students on Saturday, October 15, 2005, in the Castleton Ballroom at the Hilton Indianapolis North Hotel.

The Program entitled "Realizing the Dream" is based on the belief that a college education is the dream of most parents for their children. Bradley J. Carteaux the recipient of "Realizing the Dream" from the University of Saint Francis felt that Mark was the...

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Dorellyn was born in Garrett, Indiana in 1915. Her father was a supervisor on the railroad and she had 2 brothers and three sisters. I talked to Dorellyn at Village Bowl on Thursday, October 6, just one week after her birthday. She would bowl a frame, sit down and talk a little, and then bowl another frame. She bowls on two leagues, the Senior Citizen League on Thursday mornings and the West Creighton League every other Saturday night at 6:30pm. She is one of the original bowlers on Creighton...

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Michael Salyer Boger, son of David and Phyllis Boger, 1997 graduate of Canterbury High School, took the Investiture of Hoods and the Physician's Oath ceremony at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 8, 2005.

Michael also received The J. Donald Hubbard award. This award recognizes the medical student who receives the highest score in the state of Indiana on the Pathology final.

Michael is a transitional resident at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana and has been accepted into the...

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Students at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Fort Wayne recently donated hundreds of Beanie Babies to an evacuation center in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

"The students in grades K-8 wanted to do something for the children in that community, displaced by Hurricane Katrina," stated Lois Widner, Principal of SJSEAS School.

"Many of these children were forced to leave their homes without time to gather their favorite possessions and our students wanted to give to them the Beanie Babies...

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photos by Bill Reiman and Tom Watson Aldersgate United Methodist Church Boy Scout Troop 349 pose in front of the Bear Creek Playground that they helped to restore.

Boy Scout Troop 349, sponsored by Aldersgate United Methodist Church of Fort Wayne, Indiana returned to Bear Creek, South Dakota for a fifth time this summer from July 16 to July 24. It was a very memorable week for our scouts and the adults who went with them. The joy of the children and the generosity and gratitude of the adults who hosted us will long be remembered.

Our scouts and scouters undertook two service projects. One service project was the restoration and expansion of the Bear...

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David Parrish American Legion Post 296 on Sunday, October 2, 2005 served an SAL Brunch from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The meal consisted of garbage plate, biscuit & gravy, French toast, cheese omelets, sausage links or bacon, fruit and coffee for $5.00.
The men are outstanding chefs and were complimented by everyone who attended. This was good food and an enjoyable social time for all, a day to give the regular cooks a break.

This brunch will be served again on Sunday, November 6 and Sunday...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell “Peer pressure can change your life. It did for Brandon. It nearly took his life.” Brandon, seated in the blue denim shirt, brought a powerful message to students assembled at Elmhurst High School. Students met personally with Brandon in the media center following the presentation. (l-r standing) Principal Barb Gentry, Brandon’s father Tony, and Attorney General Steve Carter.

Attorney General Steve Carter and The Century Council brought a life-saving lesson about the dangers of drunk driving and underage drinking to students at Elmhurst High School.‑ As part of a statewide tour with Attorney General Carter, and homecoming week for the students at Elmhurst, Brandon Silveria and his father Tony spoke about the importance of "making the right choice" about alcohol – and if students are under the age of 21, that the only responsible decision is not to drink.

Brandon is...

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An eleven-year-old Village Bowl Youth Bowler, Asia Uptgraft, has had a good year. Asia is a sixth grade student at New Haven Middle School and is the daughter of Rick and Linda Uptgraft. She has dreams and goals like most young girls. Asia has dreams of becoming a pro-bowler and has always wanted to personally meet her racing idol, Johnny Gatton Junior.

Asia has been working hard on her bowling goals, which included attending an instructional league at Village Bowl this summer, taught by Jeff...

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