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LOCAL GIRL SCOUT CAMP CELEBRATES 65TH BIRTHDAY

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On Saturday, June 7, 2014, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana held a grand opening and ribbon cutting dedication of the McMillen High Adventure Course at Camp Agnes S. McMillen to celebrate the 65th birthday of its wonderful camp.

The event was a great success and was attended by nearly 100 Girl Scouts, community leaders, volunteers, donors and parents, who enjoyed geo-caching, ga-ga pits, hikes through camp, and of course zip lining.

The course, two zip lines and a traversing element...

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FWCS ADOPTS NEW SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE

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Fort Wayne Community Schools has adopted a new school year schedule that will allow first semester to end before winter break and the school year to end before the end of May and sometimes before Memorial Day, barring weather cancellations.

The changes will go into effect with the 2015-16 school year. The calendar for the 2014-15 school year has not been changed; the school year will begin on Aug. 18, 2014, and end on June 2, 2015, barring weather cancellations.

Beginning in 2015-16, the...

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EVENTS MARK THE FINAL DAY OF ST. JOSEPH-ST. ELIZABETH SCHOOL

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May 30 marked the final day for the joint school St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School. It operated for 16 years as a joint school for both St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes and families. The last day was marked by an All School Mass, a prayer service, and an evening celebration and supper.

"Some might be happy because it's the last day of school," St. Elizabeth Seton pastor Father Jim Shafer said in his homily during Mass. "Some might be sad because today marks the closing of St...

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DON’T WALK IN SILENCE EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR HEARING PROJECTS

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The Fort Wayne Breakfast Sertoma Club, in partnership with Carter Hearing Clinics, ENT Associates & The Hearing Center, and FWCS, held the first annual Celebrate Sound "Don't Walk in Silence" 5K Walk/10K Run in Foster Park on May 17, 2014.

With the support from the community and local businesses, over $10,000 was raised at the first year event. Money raised will be used to fund both local and national hearing health projects.

National projects for Sertoma include college scholarships for...

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MAYOR SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR YOUTH ENGAGEMENT COUNCIL

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Mayor Tom Henry is seeking applicants for his Mayor's Youth Engagement Council for the 2014-15 school year.

The Council's vision is to be a service-learning group comprised of youth members. The members provide a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions, and working on projects. The program also includes panel discussions, guest speakers, and the opportunity to be involved in a special event.

Applications will be accepted...

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WAYNE BASEBALL: SEASON END

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Heading into the final 5 games of the regular season Wayne was leading the SAC race. Bishop Dwenger was one game behind in the standings heading into a Saturday double header. In game one, Nick Huyck was on the mound as the game went 9 innings but Dwenger came out on top winning 7-6. Heading into game two the two teams were tied for the SAC crown. Wayne was up 4-2 going into the fifth inning but Dwenger scored nine runs in the final three innings of the game to win 11-6. After losing both games...

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TIFFANY ALBERTSON APPOINTED PRINCIPAL OF BISHOP LUERS HS

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Tiffany Albertson has been appointed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades as the principal of Bishop Luers High School effective July 1. Albertson has been the assistant principal of Bishop Luers since September of 2007.

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades stated, "I am very grateful that Mrs. Tiffany Albertson has accepted the position of principal of Bishop Luers High School. She has been an excellent assistant principal at Luers and has great experience in secondary school education and leadership. I am...

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LUERS & DWENGER FRESHMAN INVITED TO GERMANY

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Kennedy Brough and Karsyn Kleinrichert are teammates on Fort Wayne United Soccer Club U15 Academy Team; they are also members of Indiana Olympic Development Program (ODP team).

Indiana ODP will be taking a group of 18 girls age 15-16 to Germany for 10 days to train and compete. It's part of a reciprocating program with German Soccer.

Out of a pool of at least 100 top Indiana ODP Soccer players (aged 15-16), two of our very own from Fort Wayne were invited to attend.

Even more amazing, these...

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FORT WAYNE’S ANNUAL RIBFEST A CLASSIC

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Welcome to BBQ Ribfest! For all you rockin' blues, brews, and BBQ lovers we have got some of the best, most awarded, BBQ grilling teams and awesome rockin' blues bands from across the country. This year, special thanks again to our presenting sponsor Blackburn & Green. Whether you prefer hot and spicy or sweet and tangy, your taste buds will never have it so good, unless of course you have been part of our party before.

The 17th annual Ribfest is four days of unbelievably delicious...

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