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VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY

LOCAL STUDENT NAMED ORIENTATION ASSISTANT

Megan Schroeder of Fort Wayne was named as an orientation assistant for summer 2002 at VU. Orientation assistants help run Focus sessions, VU's orientation for new students, and they help incoming freshmen become acquainted with campus and student life. Schroeder is a freshman mathematics and secondary education major in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is the daughter of Richard and Barbara Schroeder and is a graduate of...

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The Waynedale News Salutes Area Vals and Sals, by rls

Each year the local high schools honor their top students. The Salutatorian is the student (or students in case of a tie) which has held the second highest GPA over their high school career. At commencement exercises, the Salutatorian presents the salutatory, which welcomes all guests.

The Valedictorian is the person or persons that have achieved the highest grade point average during their high school career. At commencement ceremonies...

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Rick Hemsoth, one of the Dedicated Park Leaders who has planned and directed the Lifetime Sports Academy.

One year ago this month construction began on a golf course designed just for kids. This summer kids ages 8 to 18 can begin playing on a "new" 9-hole course at McMillen Park. The course was designed by Ernie Schrock and is sponsored by the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department, Mad Anthonys and private organizations. The Golf Learning Center is a new concept for this area featuring shorter holes (nine par-3 holes), flatter greens, carefully sculpted bunkers and natural turf tees. They...

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MCCARTHY NAMED AIR GUARD ENLISTED MEMBER OF THE YEAR FOR 2002

Technical Sergeant Jeffery D. McCarthy, son of Nancy G. McCarthy, Waynedale, was recently presented with the award by The Indianapolis Armed Forces Day Coordinating Council and The American Legion National Headquarters for Exemplary Achievement and Outstanding Service. It was signed by Robert W. Spanogle, National Adjutant of The American Legion, and Robert G. Moorhead, Chairman of the Armed Forces Day Coordinating...

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From Kingston Residence

CLAUDE BROCKWAY

Claude served as a Staff Sergeant in the Fort Wayne 122nd Fighter Squadron. He spent over 20 years in the Air Guard, some of which was reserve time. Claude served in World War II, the Berlin Crisis, and the Korean Conflict. During WWII, Claude was a Porter Master in charge of getting supplies/ammunition to the Front. One of his greatest sacrifices for the war effort was giving up his job as an Inspector at International Harvester and serving in the...

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TAYLOR UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE CAMPUS

TUFWC AND INDIANA READING CORPS HOST SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP

TUFWC and IRC will hold Summer Writing Workshop, Mondays-Thursdays, June 3-13, from 9am to 11am in Founders Hall Tutorial Center. There is no cost for the workshop, enrollment is limited.

The two-week writing workshop offers children, grades 4-6, fall of 2002, the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to write and publish their own book. Skills will be developed, step-by-step, under the...

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90 Year young Marguerite Bashop celebrated her birthday on May 5th at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Powell on Winchester Road. Over sixty of her off-springs (spouses and families) enjoyed the festivities, food and games. Pictured is one of the five-generation. (Left to Right) Great-great grandson K. W. Neumann, great grandson Shannon Neumann, granddaughter Cheri Vinson, youngest daughter Marvel Powell and Marguerite.

A highlight of this party was the music provided by the MRM...

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#5, Zach Ryan of East Chicago Pizza, takes a swing during the Prep game Thursday, April 30th, 2002.

Some of you may remember the old Elmhurst Little League diamond that was located on Hayden Road, next to Elmhurst High School. The old little league diamond is now covered with asphalt and the Fort Wayne Community Schools bus fleet sits where the old ball diamond used to be. Of course Hayden Road is now Ardmore Avenue and the "new" Little League diamonds are now at the end of Mason Drive, just off Sandpoint Road. The names and the places have changed over the years, but the game is pretty...

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Expanding living to the outdoors…Steve and Gayla Gerber enjoying one of the many Amish-Crafted Gazebos. Steve’s Landscaping also carries porch swings, playsets and planters.

Spring is here and many people are starting to work on their yards. One of the easiest ways to bring beauty to your yard is through landscaping and working with nature.

Steve Gerber is celebrating 15 years in the landscaping business. Steve's Landscape Lawn & Equipment is located on State Road 124 in Bluffton. He has been in business since 1987 when the company started with Steve being the only worker.

Steve got his first taste of landscaping from his dad, Harry T. Gerber, of Gerber's Lawn...

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