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Aladin-JR

On May 16 and 17, St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School 5th through 8th graders performed in the spring musical, Disney's Aladdin Jr.

The students performed in the memorable roles of Aladdin, Jasmine, the Sultan, Jafar and Iago.

Three students used puppetry to bring to life the parrot Iago and the Magic Carpet.

Audiences enjoyed songs from Disney's Aladdin, including "One Jump Ahead," "Friend Like Me," and "A Whole New World."
Students also participated in the spring musical by working on the...

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DNR campgrounds and cabins at state parks, state reservoirs and state recreation areas are booked to capacity for Memorial Day weekend, except for Trine State Recreation Area in Angola, where recently renovated cabins are still available.

Trine SRA is near Pokagon State Park and was dedicated in a grand opening last week. It offers 12 overnight cabins, most of which were available for reservation as of Monday.
For picnics and other day-use gatherings, shelters at locations statewide remain...

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Fleet Feet Sports announces unique one of kind youth summer running program for Fort Wayne, Indiana and Allen County. It is recognized that many adult weight gain and obesity issues begin at an early age in life. In response to the growing national and local concern for children's health status Fleet Feet Sports Fort Wayne has developed a children's running program called Mini Milers.

The Fleet Feet Mini Milers program is designed to promote the activity of running for children ages 6-12...

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The 2014 Germanfest sporting activities will 'kick off' with another Hofbräu Night soccer tournament along with other festivities on Tuesday, June 10th.  Fort Wayne Sport Club, located at 3102 Ardmore Ave in Fort Wayne, will host the event. Play in the 6v6 adult tournament will begin at 6:30 p.m. in both recreational 'Weiss' (white) and competitive 'Blau' (blue) divisions. Teams will need to be present at 5:30 p.m. for day-of registration. The tournament schedule and rules will then be...

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Local farmer Andrew Wyss has directed a $2,500 donation to the St. Aloysius Catholic School. Funded by America's Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the school purchase a license for an online math practice and assessment program.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

When asked why he chose the organization, Wyss said, "Our family has attended the school for five generations...

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Kingston-Nurses-2014

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually beginning May 6 through May 12th. The 6th is also known as National Nurses Day, and the 12th is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The Nightingale Pledge is a traditional pledge that was taken by new nurses. Named after Florence Nightingale, it was composed by a committee chaired by Lystra Gretter, an instructor of nursing at the old Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and was first used by its graduating class in...

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Jim Springer (L) and Lynn Henschen (R) of the Waynedale Lions Club proudly display thier recently collected 608 pairs of eyeglasses.

Do you have an old pair of eyeglasses lying around...broken, out-dated prescription or just not the style you like? Don't throw them out! Instead donate them to your local Lions Club here in Waynedale and the surrounding area. The Club has several locations where you can simply drop them in a donation box and Lions Club volunteers will take it from there.

Your glasses are a blessing to those who cannot afford a pair. In some countries, a person would have to work 3 months to be able to afford...

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Wizard-Of-Oz-Luers

Other than the Sound of Music, the Wizard of Oz is probably one the most delightful musicals of all times. Led by theatre director Karlene Krouse and a cast of 100 members, the audience was swept away to Kansas and beyond the rainbow. The musical ran on Friday evening, May 2 along with afternoon and evening performances on Saturday, May 3 at Bishop Luers High School.

The entire cast did a great job of bringing that Kansas accent to Indiana.

Kaitlyn Andorfer shined in her role of Dorothy Gale...

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From left to right:  Mike Shuler (241 S.A.L. Commander), Diana West (241 Aux. President), Al White (Nappanee Legion Commander), Markus Trouerbach (President & founder of H.W.W.P.), Joel, Sarah, & SPC Matthew Moeller, Dave Stephens, & Ken Holloway (241 Legion Commander).

The American Legion Post #241 at 7605 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne will be the Host and Sponsor of the SPC Matthew Moeller Home Construction Fundraiser/Auction. This program will be put on by the H.W.W.P. (Homes for Wounded Warriors Program) and the American Legion Post #241.

The H.W.W.P. is an organization that is dedicated to providing a new or remodeled mortgage free home to Post 9/11 seriously wounded veterans so that they can improve their quality of life and focus on rehabilitation. This...

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