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Front row from left: Austin Steenman, Jethro McConnell, and Alex Steenman.  Back row from left: Andrew Lamping, Kenneth Aschliman, and Noe Flores.

Several Waynedale residents are members of Memorial Park Middle School's Jazz Band known as "Big Noise!" Big Noise has been invited to participate in North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison, Texas on April 4-6th. Auditions were by compact disc recordings or videotapes and Memorial Park's musicians were the only middle school jazz band in the United States selected to participate. All other groups at the festival are high school or college groups. The festival includes having the students...

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St. John the Baptist Students to Attend Leadership Conference in DC

by Julie Crouch

Matthew Schenkel, Max Hall and Joseph Crouch, seventh graders at St. John the Baptist School of Fort Wayne have been selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference from April 12 to April 17 in Washington D.C. JrNYLC is a unique leadership development program for middle school students.

Themed "The Legacy of America Leadership, " JrNYLC introduces young people to the rich tradition of...

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Commander Charlie Rathsack of American Legion Post 241 stands in front of the newly applied yellow ribbons which are placed in support of and in hopes of a safe return of our troops in Kuwait.

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION Indiana Chapter One

The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One will be April 12th at the American Legion Post 82 on Harris Road. Breakfast begins at 7am with the meeting starting at 9am promptly. Friends and spouses are welcome also as are new member prospects.

ATTENTION QUIET WARRIORS CHAPTER

We will be meeting this month at Atz's on Tillman Rd. Ft. Wayne on April 5th, at 11 a.m. in their back room. We also welcome any...

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Jubilation!   L-R, James Hardy #34, Chad Edmonds #33, Charles Pearson #32, and John Lauck #22.

The first game of the Class 3A Sectional pitted Elmhurst against Wayne. Elmhurst was coming off a 16-5 season and had the best record in the New Haven Sectional. The Trojans won the game 64-43. Joe Poindexter had 17 points and James Hardy scored 15. Wayne was led by Sylvester Mayes with 19 points. Elmhurst concentrated on defending Mayes, as he was the leading scorer in the SAC, with 26.9 PPG.

The second game at New Haven High School placed the Harding Hawks against the Bishop Luers...

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Bethany Lutheran's Senior Pastor, Charles Varsogea, has been called to serve. But this time, it is for war. He is also a Lieutenant in the Navy. He left on February 26, 2003 to join 1000 Marine's in the 1st Battalion 24th Marine Corp., headquartered in Detroit.

His service will be as he was trained, to serve as the Chaplain, ministering to all faiths. Varsogea said, "The Chaplain's role is not to fight but to be there for the troops. I will be holding church services for the Lutherans and...

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Cheri Lynn Dunn recently became the bride of PFC David P. Roth in a ceremony at the Big Lake Church of God in Columbia City, Indiana. Pastor John Crump officiated and Dominic Dunn, brother of the bride read scripture from Colossians.

Attending the couple were Matron of Honor, Stacy Hendricks and Best Man, Jason "JJ" Hurst. Bridesmaids were Tabitha Clapper and Rosie Korhman. Emma Dunn, sister of the bride, was the Junior Bridesmaid and Lily Anderson was the Flower Girl. Groomsmen were David...

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(Local News Reports) Fort Wayne officials say their computer service provider didn't do their job, so hundreds of city workers have been violating federal copyright law by not having proper software licenses. The city has a contract with Affiliated Computer Services to provide software and consoles to hundreds of Fort Wayne employees. Fort Wayne's Controller says ACS was supposed to license the city's software but didn't.

Microsoft is starting to crack down on unlicensed products installed...

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The principal cast of Grease.  Back row: L to R Sarah Hodgin, Aaron Mann. Jon Jeffrey, Andrew Skaros, Andrew Wilkinson, Rachel Rhodes. Back row: L to R Michelle McKinney, Darin Winget, Clayton Gaham, Allie Townsend, Ashli McCombs, Jack Schnellenberger, Darcy Roberts, Rachel Wasmuth

Performances are slated for Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 23 at 2pm. All performances will be in the Elmhurst Auditorium.

Ticket prices are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. All seats are reserved. Tickets may be ordered by calling 425-7510 x 445. The box office opens Monday, March 10. Call early to ensure ticket availability.

The show also features long time Elmhurst teacher Don Goss as Teen Angel.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Allen County Sheriff James A. Herman, announced today that the Indiana Sheriff's Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately 40 $500 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state. The ISA scholarship fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing of funds to provide college...

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