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Crew members Charlie Clark,Brakeman. Heather Kaiser, Fireman. Amanda Bloom, Engineer. Dave Newton, Conductor on the Little River Steam Locomotive 110

A group of about 80 adults and children filed onto the Little River Railroad Steam Train one sunny Sunday afternoon. For this Lazy Days of Summer Run, many sat in the open livestock cars, some in the troop car and a chosen few had the opportunity to ride in the caboose. The passengers, some from as far away as Poland, were riding a train pulled by a steam locomotive on the oldest railroad line in Michigan.

Once all were aboard, a whistle blew.

“Here we go!” squealed a passenger up...

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Elmhurst HS Bus 1938 2

Fort Wayne Community Schools’ fleet of more than 200 buses have been checked from top to bottom to make sure they are ready for the first day of school which is on Monday, August 15.

Each year, the Indiana State Police inspect each school bus to make sure they are in tip-top shape to transport students. The buses were poked and prodded with doors opened and closed, lights checked, engines inspected and more. Inspectors check everything from the brake systems and fuel lines to the number of...

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Waynedale Community Picnic Logo

The Waynedale Community Picnic invites all Waynedale residents to come for a day of fun sponsored by local businesses and organizations on Saturday, August 27 from 10am to 3pm at the Waynedale Park. The event is organized and held the day of by volunteers. All activities and food are cost free, but each attendee must register at the registration table (on the South side of the park) for tickets the day of the event.

Since its start 14 years ago, the picnic has grown in attendance to over 2,000...

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The tradition of the Waynedale Community Picnic is one of the most anticipated events that residents look forward to each year. But this yearly event means more than just something to do. It is an opportunity for the community to band together to celebrate all of the great things that Waynedale has to offer.

For the afternoon, over 2,000 residents have the fantastic opportunity to join their neighbors, friends and family in a time to relax, have fun, win prizes, eat lunch and a chance to visit...

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Luers HS Football Practice 2016

Redeemer Radio Sports 106.3 FM announces its 2016 High School varsity football schedule. They will showcase the best games from the SAC conference with their Game of the Week, including Battle of the Bishops with 3A Bishop Luers hosting the state 4A Champions, Bishop Dwenger, on September 30.

The 2016 schedule is the network’s 10th consecutive season in the Fort Wayne market. The Game of the Week will showcase either Bishop Dwenger or Bishop Luers. Sean McBride brings back his broadcast crew...

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Race directors Barrie Peterson and Bill Harris have announced that the 8th Annual Rotary Walk/Run 5K to eradicate polio is scheduled for August 20, 2016 at Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Road, boat ramp.

The race begins at 8:30am with race day registration beginning at 7am. Pre-race registration can be done online www.getmeregistered.com or by mail-in forms available at Three Rivers Running Company and Fleet Feet Sports. Registration fee is $25 until August 17 and $30 thereafter.
All net proceeds go...

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GODFROY NAMED BISHOP  LUERS HS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR

Kevin Godfroy has been named the athletic director of Bishop Luers High School in Fort Wayne. He has assumed the role on August 1.

A native of Huntington, and now a resident of Roanoke, Godfroy grew up at St. Mary and Sts. Peter and Paul parishes and attended Huntington Catholic and then Bishop Luers High School. He graduated from Bishop Luers in 2006 and then earned a bachelor degree in education at Miami University of Ohio in 2010. Godfroy and his wife Janna have been married for five years...

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Gar Record Fish

Jaxton Orr, a 13-year-old who lives in Fort Wayne, broke the Indiana size record for spotted gar Thursday night, July 29, 2016, while fishing on Big Lake in Noble County.

The size of Indiana state fish records are determined by weight. The record fish weighed 6.0 pounds. The old record for spotted gar was 5.1 pounds, caught from Turtle Creek Reservoir in Sullivan County in 2014 by Dale Haas. Orr’s fish was 34.7 inches long and its girth measurement was 11 3/8 inches.

DNR fisheries biologist...

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