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LOCAL STUDENT WRITES ABOUT RETIREMENT COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

VU graduate student Megan Roby of Fort Wayne contributed to a book about the residents of Pines Valley Retirement Communities in Valparaiso. Students in an Intermediate Composition class taught by Dr. Kathleen Mullen, associate professor of English at VU, each profiled a resident of the retirement community. Each chapter of the book "We Celebrate Life" is written by a student and is a biography and essay about a member of the...

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KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE

The KWVA Chapter One will be taking a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th year Anniversary of the truce of the Korean War. The dates are from July 22nd thru July 28th. We will be visiting many patriotic and historical places as well as doing many other fun things. Come and travel with us and join the fun! For more information and costs, please contact Marian Wisniewski at 260-432-1106.

KWVA CHAPTER 1 MONTHLY...

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For more than half a century, we have honored America's fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones and niches of service members just prior to Memorial Day weekend.

This tradition, known as "flags in," has been conducted annually at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U. S. Soldier's and Airmen's Home National Cemetery since The Old Guard (the 3rd U.S. Infantry) was designated as the Army's official ceremony unit in 1948.

As part of this yearly memorial activity, many...

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The spectacular release of doves will again be a part of this year's Military Ceremony at Prairie Grove Cemetery. The ceremonial "white dove" release will be to remember all military past and present. Ten doves will be released first. And then the eleventh dove will be released after the flock circles once. The last released dove represents the spirit of the departed, all men and women who have served our country and brought us our freedom yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The doves will circle...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell   Students from South Side High School signed an orange banner agreeing to: “…make a diligent effort to not use, experiment with or abuse alcohol,” and by signing and agreeing they were given an orange ribbon and a ticket for a chance to win an Orange South Side High School T-shirt.

On Friday, May 2nd, 2003 youth and adults across Indiana took a stand against underage drinking. In an effort to raise awareness on the issue of underage drinking and providing support for the youth who choose not to drink, South Side High School parents, teachers, business owners, political officials, and students banded together to make a difference and encourage all students to "Lose the Booze."

The Orange Ribbon Campaign, a project of the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, was...

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photo by Drew Roebuck

Wayne High School Men's Volleyball Team won the city tournament. It was played at Huntington North on Sunday, May 4th. They played North Side, Bishop Dwenger and for the championship, they beat Bishop Luers. Jackson, DeSelm, and Navrotsky were named on the All-City list.

TEAM MEMBERS INCLUDE:

Front row: Nick Schultz, Kris Haynes, Justin Wells, Brian Spenn, Rick Navrotsky

Middle kneeling #1: J. R. Booker

Back row: Andrew Roebuck, Tim Strauss, Lance Kimmel, Steve Tumbleson, Jeff "Deisel"...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell IRL Points Leader Scott Sharpe from Kelley Racing Team was on hand signing autographs at Kruse Auction Park.  Scott said he was in great shape for the opening day on Sunday at the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway.  He posted the team’s fastest lap in testing, at 226.2 mph.  Last year, Scott was challenging for the lead until mechanical problems knocked him out.

Motorcycles of all makes and models were invited to Auburn, IN, for the 7th annual CycleFest 2003. The event has blossomed from a one-day event into a three-day motorcycle extravaganza, which began on Friday, May 2 and continued through Sunday, May 4. A record-breaking crowd of more than 1500 motorcycles, as well as over 50,000 visitors were on site at the Auction Park.

This event, which was held at the Kruse International Auction Park located off Interstate 69 in rural Auburn, included a...

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photo by rls Pitching for the Elmhurst Trojans  #9 Mickey Owens

ELMHURST VS. SOUTHSIDE 6-0

The ballgame started Tuesday at 4:15pm. It was another beautiful day for baseball, as the Elmhurst Trojans took the field against the South Side Archers. Two inches of rain had fallen last Sunday night. The field was a deep green, the sky a clear blue and the American Flag waved softly in a light breeze next to the outfield scoreboard.

Pitching for the Elmhurst Trojans was #9 Mickey Owens against South Side's #2 John Escoa. In the bottom of the third inning...

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DELAGRANGE FAMILY WELCOMES HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM JAPAN

The Delagrange family of Fort Wayne has qualified to host Yumiko Tochigi, a student from Japan who will be attending R. Nelson Snider High School for the 2003-04 school year.

Yumiko has met all the academic and character qualifications necessary to be accepted as an exchange student by World Heritage, and the Delagrange family is eagerly awaiting Yumiko's arrival in August.

World Heritage, a non-profit, public benefit...

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