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The Foster Park Juniors (Martin Riley) Girls Softball team won the 2015 District 10/City Championship. 21-2 overall season record and 4-0 in pool play.
Pictured from Left to Right: Falicity, Ezree, Payton, Mariah, Nana, Arica, Makayla, Baylee, Madison and Kennedy (Not Pictured: Hannah)
Coaches: Ron, Brad, Emma

Effective communication is more important in today’s world than ever before-not just speaking, but listening. Not just listening, but being able to use all the modern technical devices available. Communication brings our products to the customer, and in turn allows us to understand the customer’s needs.

But communication is more than a tool in the market place. Having an understanding with our neighbors and friends enriches our personal lives. Communication with our children isn’t a pipe...

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A local non-profit is looking to recruit 300 volunteers over the next 90 days. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana announced its “Shoe Can Make a Difference” campaign June 22 aimed at recruiting adult mentors to serve at least 500 children on its current wait list with 300 more children wanting to get on the wait list.

Connor O’Shaughnessy is the organization’s Marketing Communications Coordinator, and he says recruitment campaigns like these are very successful.

“They’re not just...

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With the close of the 2014-2015 fiscal year last month, the History Center officially reached a financial and organizational milestone, which saw its first year during the Great Recession, finishing its seventh consecutive fiscal year with a positive operating budget. This marks the longest stretch of time since 1976 that the organization has seen such continued success.

Alongside this celebration, the History Center has also marked a fifth consecutive record year for its annual campaign, the...

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Anyone with a sweet tooth can stop by any Culver’s restaurant on Tuesday, August 11, 2015, also known as Scoops of Thanks Day. In exchange for a $1 donation, they’ll enjoy a single scoop of Fresh Frozen Custard while supplies last.

Proceeds raised from this Culver’s chain-wide event will benefit local or state FFA chapters or other agricultural organizations selected by each restaurant.

“Our guests share our tremendous gratitude for the abundant food American farm families provide,” says Phil...

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Pat and Morrell Travis are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on August 13, 2015.

They were married August 13, 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana and are the parents of Timothy (Linda), Christina (Donald) Buttig, Thomas (Amy) and Tamara (Bruce) Neireiter.

They are also proud grandparents of eleven grandchildren and great grandparents of seven great grandchildren.

Morrell is retired from General Electric and PHD Inc. Patricia has been a homemaker for 60 years.


Indiana University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Crean will be in Fort Wayne for a special dinner to support the ministry of Youth for Christ of Northern Indiana on Sunday, August 9, at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Development, 10622 Parkview Plaza Drive. The doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner will begin at 6:30.

This fundraising event will also include a silent auction, live auction, and door prizes. This event is open to the public, but reservations are required. Tickets cost...

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Kathys Bike Book

Steven McDaniel grew up in a Waynedale home run by a single-mom who made just enough money to pay for food. Steven, his sister Kathy, and his brother Pat were the only kids in the neighborhood near Beaver Hill who didn’t have bikes. His sister Kathy wanted to change that. In an era where kids grow up with iPhones, video game consoles, and bikes are a given, Steven McDaniel wanted to “remind his readers of a time where when small-town kids wanted something, they had to work for it.”

Kathy is...

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Juan Briones

An employee on leave from the Waynedale Kroger Food Store is suffering from Stage 4 cancer. It began in his pancreas and has started to spread to his liver and intestines. He has received more than $6,000 in donations from the store’s customers, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.

Juan “John” Briones started working at the local Krogers more than a decade ago and is well known by the Waynedale community for his work ethic and dedication to his customers.

Margie Diehl is both Juan’s boss and...

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