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Students from St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School recently participated in a stewardship project called Bless Our Troops. Names of servicemen were given to the school from parish and school families. Classrooms then "adopted" the servicemen. Students wrote letters or drew pictures as well as lighting a candle and praying for the serviceman, his troop, and his family every day.

Mrs. Mary Stark and her fourth grade class had a recent visit from their "adopted" serviceman, Capt. Mike Holifield. Capt...

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Bishop John M. D'Arcy has announced a number of priests' and deacon assignments throughout the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, as follows: 

 

Effective July 6:

Fr. Thomas Lombardi has been appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Hessen Cassel

 

Effective July 15:

Deacon Anthony Steinacker, who is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood in October, has been assigned to St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Fort Wayne
Two deacons who have one year remaining in the seminary have been given...

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Bishop Luers HS

 

Valedictorian: Allson Meyers
Parents: Matthew and Angela Meyers
Future Plans: Allison plans on attending Ball State University to study healthcare (nursing and pharmacy).

 

Salutatorian: Jessica Wyss
Parents: Paul and Kim Wyss
Future Plans: Jessica plans on attending Ball State University to study Actuary Science.

 

 

Elmhurst HS

 

Valedictorian: Daniel Botteron
Parents: Maureen and Jaime Botteron
Future Plans: Daniel plans to attend Middlebury College of Vermont. Major...

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Paul H. and Helen J. Lichtsinn will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 8. They were married at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Their children are Vicki Blauvelt, Debbie Hall of Fort Wayne, and Renee Prochniak of Racine, Wisconsin. They also have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The Lichtsinn's will celebrate with a family dinner at a restaurant.

They both retired from General Electric Co.

Paul met Helen when he visited the Magnavox Co. when he was on leave from the...

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Julie and Tony Maurer will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 2nd 2006.

Julie is a host at Fort Wayne International Airport and Tony has retired after 36 years at Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. They were married in Springfield, Illinois and have lived in Waynedale since October of 1958.

They have three children, Mike (Cathy) Maurer, of Knoxville Tennessee, Kathleen (Mike) Shelby, of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Carole (Chris) Yaney of Fort Wayne. They...

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Maplewood Elementary School students and staff dedicated a flowering pear tree in memory of Alejandra Gutierrez and Liliana Rios. Both children were students at Maplewood at the time of their deaths in December.

There was a tree dedication ceremony, "Forever in Our Hearts, Alejandra and Liliana" at 11a.m., Wednesday, May 31 at the school, 2200 Maplewood Road, for all students and staff. The fifth and fourth grade ESL students led the Pledge of Allegiance and fifth graders sung "Friends." Fifth...

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Lance Cpl. David GramesSanchez's contribution to our freedom and safety is measureless. The Waynedale community reached out to the family and friends of this fallen American hero on Saturday, May 20 at the Klaehn, Fahl & Melton funeral home.

GramesSanchez, a tank operator for the Marines, died May 11, along with three other Marines when the tank they were traveling in rolled off a bridge and landed upside down in a canal.

While the life of this local marine was being remembered inside the...

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Rene Rogers, an Elmhurst High School senior, has accepted the IPFW Chancellor's Scholarship to attend IPFW this fall and will major in psychology. The half-tuition scholarship is renewable for four years.

Steven Sarker, an Elmhurst High School senior, has accepted the IPFW Chancellor's Shcolarship to attend IPFW this fall and will major in chemistry/pre-medicine. This half-tuition scholarship is renewable for four years.

Jack Schnellenberger, an Elmhurst High School senior, has accepted the...

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Bishop Luers High School students Melanie Huhn and Krista Leffers both qualified for the IHSAA Girls State Track Meet to be held in Bloomington on June 2nd 2006.

Melanie holds the school record in the shot put with a throw of 40' 3" and will compete next weekend in that event.

Krista is a school record holder in both the 100-meter high hurdles and 300-meter low hurdles and will compete in both events at the state track meet.

Also qualifying for state from Bishop Luers is Porsche Jackson in...

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