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This Red Oak tree was approximately 10 feet in diameter and 31 feet in circumference. Starting at 7am, Wednesday, August 17, 2005, Derek Veit and Chad Tinkel from the Fort Wayne Parks Department felled this tree at the corner of Engle and Bluffton Road.

On Wednesday, August 17, a giant red oak was cut down. The tree, a Fort Wayne landmark, had fallen prey to the ravages of insects, lightening strikes and father time.

It was a seedling when Indian Village was a real Indian Village. It had watched the St. Mary's River bring white settlers into the area. It existed before the canals, the railways, the interurban and the present day roads. It was growing before the great Civil War and existed through World War I, II, Vietnam and the first Iraq...

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CAMP WAS GREAT THIS YEAR!

 

From July 10 through July 16, Troop #22 was at Boy Scout Summer Camp, held at Camp Little Turtle at Pleasant Lake, Indiana. All the boys worked on merit badges, and they did a great job.

Some of the leaders from Troop #38 were at camp with Troop #22. The weather was hot but still nice. It rained one day and everyone enjoyed it.

And I must say the food was great and everyone had plenty to eat.

Eagle Scout Joseph Shepard worked all summer as CIT (Counselor In...

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Blue Stars Flying High with the Blacksnake’s. Christopher Baber (center) and his parents from Auburn, IN.

On Saturday, July 17, 2005 the David Parrish American Legion Post 296 traveled to present the Blue Star Salute program to the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard. The Post #296 Legion was introduced by Connie Douthat, Wing Family Program Coordinator of the 122nd Fighter Wing. The American Legion Color Guard presented the Colors and Chaplin Barmore presided over the service with a prayer. David R. Kreischer gave an informative talk about the American Legion, what it stands for...

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Pictured are Kala Ealey and Helaina Evans (two of Irene's 30 grandchildren).

Irene was born September 9, 1916, on a farm in southern Illinois, and has lived in Waynedale since the 40s.

She is the mother of 7 children; Bill, Judy, Jim, John, BOB, Dan, and Kathy. Eighteen grandchildren, and thirty great grandchildren. Happy 89th birthday!

It was Bishop Luers against Wayne on a hot humid night, Friday, August 19, 2005. Luers is coming of an 8-4 season and Wayne is trying to find itself after a dismal 0-10 record last year.

Bishop Luers scored first with 8:18 to go in the first quarter on a 31-yard pass play from quarterback Erick Kumming to Adrien Spencer. The Knights went on to put up 31 points against 16 for the Generals.

This is Coach Larry Getts's first season with Wayne and he is leading the Generals in a new direction...

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‑‑‑ University of Saint Francis volleyball coach Hector Kiely is pleased to announce he has received commitments from three high schools senior volleyball recruits from northern Indiana.

‑‑‑ Michelle Rumschlag (Fort Wayne, IN / Bishop Luers H.S.), Jessica Smith (Summitville, IN / Madison-Grant H.S.) and Tiphanee Vegh (Mishawaka, IN / Mishawaka H.S.) have each signed a letter-of-intent to attend USF starting in the fall of the 2006-07 school year to continue their education and play volleyball...

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photo by Bill Scott Practice began on Thursday morning, August 18 for USF Football. First game is scheduled for Septmeber 10 at Indiana State at 1pm in Terre Haute.  Home games will begin September 17.

The University of Saint Francis football team received two first-place votes and is No. 2 in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Association 2005 Pre-season Top 25 rating which was released on Tuesday (August 16). It is the highest the Cougars have ever been ranked in the NAIA Pre-season Top 25.

USF had its first practice on Thursday morning after players report on Wednesday, August 17.

"Considering the number of returning starters and significant contributors we have back...

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The LeighAnn Palmer Golf outing will be a double shotgun 4-person team Florida Scramble this year. The outing is scheduled at Grey Goose Golf Course, Decatur, IN on September 11, 2005.

The proceeds from this event will go toward the scholarship fund and other local charities that benefit children in remembrance of LeighAnn Palmer.

On May 28, 1995, LeighAnn accidentally drowned at 3 1/2 years of age. On Sunday, September 24, 1995 the first LeighAnn Palmer Scholarship Fund Golf Outing was held...

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photo by Adam Peterson Traveling to Honduras to visit schools and the supported St. Maximillan Kolbe parish were: Julie Leper, Kathleen Woods, Adam Peterson, Kathy Peterson, Nancy Jenkins, Daric Leper, Father Joe Rulli, Don Wyss, Daniel Wyss, and Ryne Gurney from St. Therese Catholic Church.

Buenas noches/dias.

 

For those of you who don't know me, I am Adam Peterson, a student at Bishop Luers High School and a parishioner of St. Therese Catholic Church. I was blessed to be one of 10 people to travel to Honduras in July.

The main focus of our trip was to provide for the needy and poor children of Honduras. We brought to them from St. Therese supplies for their school.

Our travel was usually a long and bumpy ride in a trusty bus to each place. I can still picture Nancy Jenkins...

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