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HOUSE PASSES GIAQUINTA BILL HELPING VETERANS

Indiana House members today approved legislation co-authored by State Rep. Ben GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) that enables counties to help pay burial costs for veterans and their spouses. House Bill 1769, which passed by an 89-1 margin, sets the veterans' burial allowance at $1,000. Present state law allows counties to provide up to $125 for the care of a body and a burial plot.

Impacted by the bill are veterans, people on active duty with the armed...

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Brownie Girl Scout Troop #558 (Irwin Elem) (l-r) Sarah Roberts, Shakyra Robinson, and Korina Roberts learn business savvy during cookie sales at Kmart South from Cadette Girl Scout Troop #891 (Lake & Coliseum) Erin Lorenzen and Dana Leinhos.

"Girl Scout Cookies are doing more than satisfying our sweet tooth. These cookies are making a difference in girls' lives - it's making them CEO's of their own mini-cookie business," says Sandy Kohne, program mkt. manager of Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council. Pictured above right at Girl Scout Cookie Central, located on Keystone Drive just north of Coliseum Blvd, are volunteers to distribute boxes and boxes of cookies. (l-r bottom) Mary Shutt and Dee Nelson (l-r top) Laura Smith and Connie...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell Elmhurst WINS!  (l-r) Michelle McKinney, Ashley Terry, Chasity Darnell, Ashli McCombs, Sarah Hodgin, and Keshia Kennedy

The Elmhurst Girls Sectional Basketball Championship was played on February 15th 2003. The weather was very cold and windy on the outside but in the Elmhurst High School gymnasium the Trojan Girls kept it hot. They took the first sectional game by defeating the Wayne Generals 45-32. Brandi Stuckey was the leading scorer with 18 points. Assisting in the effort was Corine Gordon (9), Ashli McCombs (7), Keshia Kennedy (6), and Natasha Gayday (5).

The final game of the sectional pitted four...

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The Miami 'Lady' Indians completed an amazing season winning the FWCS City Championship 32-20 over the Shawnee Braves. This season's championship was their fourth in the last five years. It also marked the second time the 'Lady' Indians have completed back-to-back city championship seasons. Not only did the 'Lady' Indians complete another championship season, they did it by going undefeated. The varsity team finished 15-0 and the reserve finished 10-0. It was the first undefeated season...

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Ray McCune, winner in writing contest - photo by Sue Jensen

Ray McCune, Associate Editor and columnist for THE WAYNEDALE NEWS recently received word that he placed 3rd in the General Outdoor Category, Magazine Division and took a 1st Place Award in the Humor Category, Magazine Division in the Annual Hoosier Outdoor Writer's writing contest for articles published in 2002. The contest winners were announced at the H.O.W. yearly meeting held in conjunction with the Sports, Vacation, & Boat Show in Indianapolis Saturday, February 15, 2003.

In addition to...

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Danielle Snyder, a junior at Wayne High School, and a first year student of Anthis Career Center Cosmetology, competed at the SKILLSUSA-VICA hairstyling competition at Anthis Career Center on Saturday, February 22, 2003. The competition consisted of 2 haircuts and styles, which were performed on a manikin, an evening style, or an "up-do" on a model, and a written test. Danielle's model was Josie Achenbach, who is also a Cosmetology student at Anthis.

The competition was against other junior...

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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Allen County Sheriff James A. Herman, announced 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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FRANCE ISSUING CERTIFICATE TO HONOR WWII VETERANS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE LIBERATION OF FRANCE

Veterans of WWII who participated in the D-Day landing at Normandy, France or in the Liberation of France, are being honored by the French government in special programs throughout the state during the year 2003. This certificate will be presented to each qualified veteran who attends the program by the Consul General of France, Chicago Embassy, or his representative. Over 500 certificates were...

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"Nobody didn't like Uncle Stanley Guttmacher" besides being known as The Mayor of Waynedale and Uncle Stanley, he was also known as THE TANK, The Bionic Man, the Jewish Leprechaun, the Easter Bunny, and just plain Stan. He was best remembered as Waynedale's very own Grumpy Old Man, an act he put on for many years and carried to the end of his life.

I first met Stanley in the fall of '72, about 6 months before the company I worked for went on strike. With many mouths to feed, I prepared ahead...

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