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The Japanese students gave a presentation of their culture to the Bishop Luers student body on Thursday, March 22.

A little known fact about Fort Wayne, is that it is a sister city to Takaoka, Japan. Takaoka became Fort Wayne's sister city when a program was established in 1976. Since then, hundreds of American and Japanese students have been able to travel to their respective sister city to learn about and experience a different culture.

Bishop Luers is one of the four area high schools fortunate enough to have a sister high school in Japan. Bishop Luers also participates in the Koshimae program, which...

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The American Legion Post 241 in Waynedale recognized The American Legion's 88th Anniversary, Saturday, March 17, along with nearly 300 other American Legions in the United States. In March 1919, roughly 1,000 officers and enlisted men attended the first organization meeting in Paris in response to a proposal from Theodore Roosevelt Jr. to form an organization of veterans following the First World War. The meeting became known as the Paris Caucus. At the Paris Caucus, a temporary constitution...

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It has been called "The Main Street of America" and "The Mother Road." Perhaps no other highway in the United States is as famous or loved as "Route 66." You can start in Chicago and take it all the way to Los Angeles -- with a multitude of pleasant motoring adventures in between.

Could our own old U.S. 27 be transformed into something similar? Members of the Indiana General Assembly think so. I was pleased to join my colleague, Sen. Tom Wyss, in co-sponsoring a concurrent resolution that...

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Her 69 in Regional win skyrocketed her to the top

 

Back in late summer, Bishop Luers Junior, Kristi O'Brien (a graduate of St. Therese) was having the best golfing year of her young life. After a summer schedule around the state, including 6 tournament wins, plus winning the Mountain Dew Jr. Tour Points Championship, she was riding momentum going into the late summer and fall high school golf season. But Kristi certainly had lots of company at the top of the talent pool in N.E Indiana. There...

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(L-R) Breanna (14), Emily (8), Taya (11), Kalinda (11) with Elva on graduation day. The girls just finished their body parts testing. Check out the sticky notes on Elva naming her body parts.

The Double D Horse Day Camp for Girls will open their doors this June for a second year. Double D is regarded as having one of the finest horsemanship programs for girls in the Waynedale area. Owner and instructor Julie Fabini opened her horsemanship camp in the summer of 2006. As a child Fabini was never given the opportunity to attend this type of camp so she opened her own.

Double D Horse Day Camp provides girls, ages 8 to 14, the opportunity to interact with and learn about horses. Girls...

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With advancing age, speech has become difficult for Dudley Wass, but remind him that March 17, his 100th birthday, is approaching, and his eyes brighten.

The day promises to be special for Dudley as his family hosts friends and relatives for a celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. at Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road, where Dudley has lived since 2001.

Born to Samuel and Sarah Ella Wass in a home at 1409 Creighton Avenue, Dudley grew up with seven siblings: Sam, Donald, Byron, Robert, Mildred...

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You could hear the banging of pile driver sitting in The Waynedale News office on Lower Huntington Road. Just down the street, close to where the Boy Scout house used to sit, the pile driver was banging a large steel pipe all the way down to limestone. It was a bright sunny day and the workmen closely monitored the distance the hollow steel pipe sank for each 20 hits of the big hammer. When the pipe refuses to go any deeper, it is cut to the proper height and filled with concrete.

The new...

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As I watched the girl's state final basketball games on TV recently, I was reflecting back on the phenomenal season the Lady Archers from South Side High School just completed. It was a great 'ride' through the past three seasons with our head coach Andy Rang and his assistant David Goodwell. Coach Rang is now the winningest coach in the history of girl's basketball at Fort Wayne South. In his first season, the Lady Archers lost in sectional finals against Huntington North High School at the...

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Over 43 years ago, a young mother began helping a teacher at Waynedale United Methodist Nursery School. Soon she was chosen to be the director of that school. At the end of this school year "Miss Sally" or Sally Parkinson will take her place among the other retired educators.

For all of those years she was the person introducing young children and their parents to teachers and the facilities of the school. She always had time to listen to the parents, but most importantly, she always had time...

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