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Fort Wayne Community Schools will offer the Early College program at North Side and Wayne high schools beginning in the 2014-15 school year. FWCS will partner with Ivy Tech Community College for the program at Wayne.

The Early College program allows students starting in their freshman year to experience rigorous high school and college coursework while still in high school.

This opportunity further prepares students for college and careers after high school. Nationwide, students who...

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Steyer-Eagle-Scout

On July 27, 2014 Ben Steyer of Fort Wayne, received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted by Boy Scout Troop 349, held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents Marvin and Benita Steyer.

Ben said that achieving his Eagle Scout Award is one of his proudest accomplishments.

Scoutmaster Chad Tranter of Boy Scouts of America Troop 349, Miami District, Anthony Wayne Area Council, reported...

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Two local businessmen with a lifelong commitment to conservation, Jay Jorgensen and Rick Phillips, will be honored as Hidden Heroes of Conservation at Little River Wetlands Project's fifth annual Frogapalooza fundraiser on Friday evening, October 24 at the Fort Wayne Country Club. Tickets are $100 each or $800 for a table of eight. All proceeds from the event help LRWP to care for its almost 1,200 acres of wetland nature preserves and offer its free nature programs that serve thousands of...

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Miami Indian Heritage Days on Saturday, August 2, at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, features Katrina Mitten showcasing Native American Bead Work.

Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs are held from 1-4 pm on the first Saturday of the month May through November.

Mitten is a member of the Miami tribe of Oklahoma but was born and raised in Indiana, her tribal homelands. In her early teens she began learning the art of embroidery style beadwork of...

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On the evening of July 8, dozens of parishioners, both young and old, took walking tours of the new educational wing expansion at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish that is in the final phase of construction. The construction is due to be finished in the coming weeks, well in time for the opening of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School on August 13.

On hand to show the newly constructed rooms and answer questions were St. Elizabeth Ann Seton priests Father Jim Shafer and Father Ben Muhlenkamp...

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Lion President Lynn Shady, Lion Ryan J. Stark

The Lions Club has been an active group in Waynedale and other areas of Fort Wayne for many years. This summer marked a number of extraordinary honors being awarded to some local members.

The following Lions Club events took place on June 10, 2014 at Brookwood Golf Course Club House. Although not pictured, Waynedale Lions Club Secretary, Lynn Henschen, received a Chevron Award for 45 years of Lions service with the Waynedale Club.

Of The Foster Park Lions Club, past President, Lion Ryan J...

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Monarch-Festival

One of North America's most iconic—and increasingly threatened—butterflies takes center stage at Little River Wetlands Project's fourth annual Monarch Festival, to be held Saturday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne.

The family-friendly festival will feature educational displays and activities related to monarchs, many along a trail framed by 10-foot-tall native sunflowers. Visitors will learn about monarchs' life cycle, migration and...

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Little-League-Blood-donation

Some dedicated area Little League players are being celebrated for stepping up to the plate to help with summer blood donations. In the attached photo, players and coaches from the Don Ayres Time Corners Little League hold their new trophy from the American Red Cross which recognized the league for collecting the most blood during a series of special donor drives.

Teams from the Don Ayres Time Corners, Georgetown and Wallen Little Leagues recently wrapped up the 2014 Fort Wayne Little League...

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