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Photo by Cindy Cornwell - Bobcat & Scissor Lift aid in the reconstruction of the Waynedale Branch Library.

The $1,653,000 expansion of the Waynedale Branch Library is ahead of schedule reported Michael Clegg, Branch Operations Manager. Once the expansion is complete, there will be access from the front and the rear of the building. There will be expanded parking facilities and the building will increase in size by 4800 additional square feet. There will be new and additional computers for easier access to files and documents. Most of Waynedale's books are now being stored in the trailers...

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Roanoke Baptist Church, two and one-half years after a devastating fire which destroyed their facilities, has purchased the Lafayette Central School at Exit 1, I-469, for a permanent home. They plan to add a large new auditorium onto the school in the not-too-distant future. Plans are to move the church and school there yet this summer.

The congregation moved their services to the old Jefferson Center School in Whitley County right after the fire. The church had acquired that facility six...

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Back Row (l-r):  Kirk Gemple, Bill Stark, Jim Teusch, Dan Stark, Randy Furnace Front  Row (l-r):  Boyd Tarney, John, Ben, and Dan Stark Jr.

There's something special about getting ready to leave for a Canadian fishing trip at 6:00am on a Saturday morning. The boat is hooked to the pickup and all the gear and groceries are packed and ready to go. Big Jim Teusch does the grocery shopping. This year he spent about $500 for the week's provisions. "There's nothing more vicious than a grocery store full of women shoppers on a Friday evening", he commented, as we stood around the boat talking. "Luckily I had my wife with me to run...

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 Photo by Chris Vebert, Thursday, June 24, 2004 Photo taken immediately following 24/7’s final season game against Elzey.  24/7 defeated Elzey in the final inning, 8-6.

"They Won! They Won! They Won!" was how the email read last Tuesday, June 29, from Tiffany Vebert. She was explaining how Ron Dantzer's 24/7's Little League team did in their last three tournament games?"

24/7 started their season way back on April 12 against Hanson Minor. That was before the Elmhurst Little League park official opened on April 17. No one could have guessed then that this team would win 21 regular season games and then go undefeated in the tournament to finish with a...

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Twelve-year-old Kelcey Raleigh will be competing in the National American Miss Pageant on July 17 and 18. The pageant will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. The winner of the pageant will receive $1000, the official crown and banner, and a trip to the National Pageant at Disneyland in California. Each year the pageant awards thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes to recognize and assist in the development of young women nationwide. All activities are...

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Fireworks are almost synonymous with the Fourth of July holiday.‑ That's why state health officials are urging Hoosiers to observe some important safety tips, as they gather with family and friends to display their patriotism.

Last year, 261 cases of fireworks injuries in Indiana were reported to the State Department of Health.‑ Eleven percent of the injured persons required either hospital admission or specialized care for burns or eye injuries.

"What is especially troubling about these...

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Featured in the musical is a 1931 Ford Model T car perfectly restored by Ken Jackson of Waynedale.‑ Call for tickets at 425-7510 ext. 169 and ask for Don Goss or Kirby Volz.‑ Tickets will also be available at the door on performance dates of June 25 and 26 at Elmhurst High School.

You are invited to "Ragtime, The Musical" at Elmhurst High School.‑ The cast is chosen from area high schools including IPFW theatre majors and presents some of the finest voices on stage.‑ This show is the summer theatre musical. Show dates are June 25-26 at 7:30 PM.

THE STORY: Set at the dawn of the 1900's, the show is like a hurrah for an old-style Broadway musical, (think Show Boat, Porgy and Bess, and Okalahoma!), the short story that provides a soundtrack for the gritty historical pulse...

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Student Jen Brown, of Woodheath Avenue manipulates a lock of hair for Torquoise Harvin during the Dodane Fundraiser on Friday, June 4th.

Masters of Cosmetology College, located in Quimby Village,held the fundraiser on Friday, June 4 to help the family of Jamie Dodane. Masters of Cosmetology donated 100% of the proceeds in excess of costs.

Jamie Dodane was a Missionary stationed in Australia. He passed away leaving a wife, Jessica, and three young children; Alex, Halie, and Sam, 7, 5 & 2...

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Three local pregnancy care centers were the beneficiaries of donated baby items through the WBCL Radio Network's local Likewise Project 2004.

WBCL staff members, along with the staff and volunteers at the pregnancy care centers, spent two weeks in May at various locations throughout Indiana and Ohio collecting new baby items. A total of 2,156 new items were donated and divided between the three centers.

The three care centers involved in the project were: A Hope Center at Prime Time in Fort...

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