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WWII VETERAN TURNS 105

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Ralph Hine was born on Aug. 30, 1908, and is now 105 years old. He has been married for 65 years and retired from Waynedale Lumber Co. in 1965.

Hine joined the Army Air Corps at 34 years of age because he believed serving was his duty. On June 5, he landed in France ahead of the Normandy landing and fought German tanks. While fighting in Holland he saw his most severe fighting of the war and was awarded two purple hearts for wounds he suffered on Sept. 17 and Oct. 8, 1944. He was also awarded...

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INDIANA STORM

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It's not about Indiana weather...it's about a 10 U Travel Baseball team called Indiana Storm. The team travels throughout Northern Indiana playing baseball during the summer months. Two local Waynedale area baseball players, Mason Lee and Lukas North, excel on the team. They both attend St. Therese Catholic School and live in Waynedale.
It was an almost perfect season for the Indiana Storm this year, playing teams from New Haven, Warsaw, Columbia City and Indianapolis. They finished their season...

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SENIOR FALL FEST AT SALAMONIE LAKE

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The annual Senior Fall Fest at Salamonie Lake will be September 9-11, with a focus this year on Miami Indian culture in Indiana.

All ages are welcome this year. There will be a program fee of $3 after the standard entrance fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle.
Senior Fall Fest will kick off Monday at noon with the Senior Monday Luncheon at the interpretive center. Advance registration is required. Participants should bring a prepared dish to share, table service, drink...

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN SCHOLAR TO SPEAK

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Dr. James M. McPherson, a Civil War and Abraham Lincoln Scholar, will be the annual keynote speaker at the 2013 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture. This year's lecture will be held in the Lower Level Theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, on Tuesday September 10 at 7:00 PM. McPherson's lecture is entitled, "Lincoln and the West."

Dr. McPherson earned a PhD from Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of several books, including War on the Waters, For Cause and Comrades: Why...

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GROUP URGES DADS TO STAY INVOLVED IN EDUCATION

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More than 300 parents and children took part in The Glynn Hines Back to School Fatherhood Initiative, held last Saturday at the McMillen Community Center.  The event was hosted by the recently re-established Fort Wayne Commission on African American Males in order to get more fathers involved in the education of their children.

As part of the initiative, fathers or male mentors were asked to take a pledge, agreeing to take their children to school on Monday, Aug. 19 -- or on the first day of...

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PHONE SCAM TARGETING UTILITY CUSTOMERS

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Spurred by customer reports, NIPSCO is warning customers about a bill payment scam in which victims are asked to purchase a prepaid debit card to settle an overdue balance.

Customers have reported receiving unsolicited phone calls from individuals falsely claiming to be NIPSCO representatives. The scammers threaten disconnection of the customer's electric service if an immediate payment is not made. They direct the customer to purchase a prepaid debit card – many reports specifically reference...

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HELP ELDERLY LOVED ONES AVOID FINANCIAL ABUSE

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It's unfortunate, but true: The elderly population may be the most vulnerable group in our society. In fact, in an effort to call attention to the problems of physical, emotional and financial abuse of the elderly, the United Nations has designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. If you have older parents, or even grandparents, can you do anything to help prevent them from being victimized, especially with regard to their finances?

Actually, there's a lot you can do. First and...

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RECIPIENTS OF NATIONAL GUARD AWARDS

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The 122nd Fighter Wing is pleased to announce the recipients of two prestigious National Guard Association of the United States awards for their contributions to the service members of the great state of Indiana. The award recipients are Indiana State Senator for Distict 15, Senator Thomas Wyss, and President of the Fort Wayne Base Community Council, Mr. Rob Young.

Senator Wyss, is the recipient of the Charles Dick Award, designed to recognize the contributions to the National Guard by elected...

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SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS

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A summer's-worth of hard-work, dedication, skill, and some luck will culminate this Saturday night with the 2013 "SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS" for the Baer Field Speedway Late Models and Fantastic Sams Modifieds. The five-divisions "Super Show" will also include the Street Stocks; Afdent Dental Mini Stocks; and Front Wheel Drives.

The Late Models see an epic points fight that transcends the sport, as two long-time rivals will square off in what could be the final race of both their careers. Battling...

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