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Student winners of the Rooney Family Entrepreneurial Scholarships. (L-R) Alexis Miguel, Annie Thoma, Mr. Tim Ronney, Ben Hoffman and Jacob Schroeder.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School is pleased to announce the awarding of four scholarships from the Rooney Family Entrepreneurial Scholarships to the following students: Annie Thoma, Jacob Schroeder, Ben Hoffman and Alexis Miguel.

Annie Thoma and Alexis Miguel were awarded $1000 scholarships each, and Ben Hoffman and Jacob Schroeder were awarded $500 scholarships each. The scholarship awards will be applied to tuition for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will make its 15th flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 22nd.

980 Veterans will have been served since the group's inaugural trip in May 2009. Of the 70 Veterans on this flight, 38 of them are over the age of 90 including two 98 year olds. There are four Veterans who fought in both WW-II and Korea; another Veteran was in three wars, WW-II, Korea and Viet Nam. 24 of the Veterans who are on the flight come from the South Bend area. Two brothers are...

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Prospective students and their parents are invited to explore the University of Saint Francis campus on Saturday, April 11 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Professors from USF's 80+ academic programs will be available to meet and answer questions. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the beautiful wooded USF campus with a current student and learn about the quality and value of a USF education and the Franciscan values that make the university a community.

Prospective students and parents will also...

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Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School National Junior Honor Society students gather around approximately 100 Easter baskets they assembled for homeless and disadvantaged children.

On March 17, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School's National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) gathered to assemble Easter baskets for homeless and disadvantaged children.

The NJHS asked all the classes of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School to contribute items for the Easter baskets for children aged 1 to 18, including chocolate, candy, coloring books, stuffed animals, play dough and sports balls, to name a few of the items. After gathering all the items from the classes, the NJHS...

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(L TO R) Walt Pressler, Troop #344 Committee Chairman, Chris Burnett, Scoutmaster, Troop #344, S.A.L. Commander Mike Shuler, John Burnett, Boy Scout Troop #344, #2344 Venture Crew Members, Cory Shadle, Brittney Burns, Kendra Shadle, Bryan Medina, and Kaylee Shadle.

A Boy Scout troop can attend summer camp thanks to a donation from a local American Legion Post. Legion Post #241 on Bluffton Road donated $1,500 this year to Troop #344 and Venture Crew #2344 sponsored by Waynedale's United Methodist Church.

Walt Pressler is the troop's spokesman. "Each year we have parents who would have to turn down their son's request to go to camp for lack of funds," says Pressler. This year's week long camp costs roughly $260 per trooper and includes meals.

The yearly...

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Summit city track

After the purchase of the lease by new Promoter/General Manager, Dave Muzzillo, the 2015 schedule of events for Baer Field Speedway is complete and it's action packed. The Fort Wayne Transmission 'Hot 5' weekly racing series divisions of AR Bodies Late Model Sportsman, Emma Warehouse Modifieds, Kings John Service Street Stocks, Afdent Dentistry Mini Stocks and Grote Automotive Compacts will kick off the 2015 racing season Saturday nights starting on April 11th.

The Fort Wayne Transmission 'Hot...

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Curator Candy Pease (left) and artist Owen Sanders share a moment of laughter during the installation of “the Big Show” exhibit at Wunderkammer Company. On the wall are additional artworks created by Owen using the etch-a-sketch. Owen’s sister, Mackenzie, also has work featured in the exhibit. Both artists sold their creative works during the opening days of the month-long gallery exhibit.

"The Big Show" at Wunderkammer Company showcases artworks by people with disabilities in northeast Indiana. Located at 3402 Fairfield Avenue, in the old Casa D' Angelo building, Wunderkammer hosts off-beat exhibitions to engage the community. Dan Swartz directs the gallery. "Our mission is to engage the community through contemporary art, and we find gaps in cultural opportunities and fill those gaps in a way that benefits different communities."

Until "the Big Show" opened March 12, there had...

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Easter In Waynedale

Spring is just around the corner and there are some fantastic events coming up in Waynedale for the whole family to enjoy.

On March 24th, the 7th annual Taste of Waynedale will be held at Mount Calvary Family Life Center (1819 Reservation Road) from 4:30pm until 7:00pm. This event will be sponsored by Kingston Residence and all proceeds from Taste of Waynedale will go towards Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and Community Harvest Food Bank.

Taste of Waynedale is a wonderful way to come out and...

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  Pileated Woodpecker  photo by G. Dewey Powell

Another dreary, gray-sky day I thought as I sat at my desk one morning trying to compose an article for a newspaper. But no words came, nor even a subject. I shifted my gaze from the computer screen before me to the bird feeder outside the window behind my computer. Four blue jays and a cardinal were on the feeder tray.

Shifting my gaze further, looking in the trees of my yard, I spotted two black-capped chickadees, two tufted titmice, several goldfinches in winter drab plumage and one...

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