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Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 9, and most Catholic churches will distribute ashes on the forehead of parishioners during their regularly scheduled Masses and at additional Masses that day.

In Fort Wayne, Bishop John M. D'Arcy will celebrate Mass on Ash Wednesday at 12:05pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne. St. Mary's Catholic Church, at Lafayette Street and Jefferson Blvd., again will offer Ash Wednesday soup and bread from 11am-2pm in Msgr...

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Seventh Girls from Norwell Middle School Crusaders (Ossian) defeated DeKalb Patriots (Auburn) in the Conference finals at DeKalb on January 31, 2005. The final score was 32-31. The Norwell Crusaders have a record of 19-0.

(kneeling) Cecily Kaehr, Josie Meyer, Nicole Johnson, Alex Reed.

(back row) Coach Ginny Vogel, Paige Fremion, Kyra Raines, Breanna Wilson, Brittany Schumm, Jenelle Wilson, Kelsey Kline.

Soldiers from northeast Indiana who are serving overseas will soon have the chance to call a loved one at no cost, thanks to a project announced by the Allen County Commissioners and the Indiana National Guard.

"Heart to Heart," an effort conceived by Allen County Commissioner Marla Irving, will for the next week raise funds that will be used to purchase phone cards for Indiana National Guard members who have been deployed to the Middle East. Approximately 300 Guard members from northeast...

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It was 8:45pm, Wednesday night, January 26, 2005 when I saw the lights in my rearview mirror and heard the sirens coming up behind me. I pulled over and let a number of fire engines and rescue units go by. When the road cleared, I decided to drive into Waynedale and see what all the fuss was about. I turned west on Lower Huntington off of Bluffton Road and saw a huge fireball blazing 60 feet into the cold night air. Smoke and fire was coming from somewhere north on Ideal Avenue. There were an...

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On November 11, 2004 Wayne High School grad Jason Baker kicked off for the Indianapolis Colts. He kicked off exclusively while Colts kicker Mike Vandejagt nursed an injury. Baker was cut by Indianapolis one month later.

The next day Jason was picked up by the Denver Broncos. And he soon found himself playing against the Colts as the Denver Broncos' kicking specialist.

Jason Baker has a career as a professional football player. I caught up with Jason last week when he was home in Indiana. He...

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Heidi Schindler always knew she wanted to be a Notre Dame Cheerleader. Some of the earliest pictures of her show her in a Notre Dame cheerleading outfit. Heidi is the daughter of Jim and Fry Schindler-owner of Bandido's Restaurant, who lives on Tillman Road. She was home from college over Christmas break and I had a chance to stop by her parents home and talk to her. We sat in the kitchen and talked about what it is like to be on the Notre Dame Gold Squad.

Heidi is bright and cheerful with...

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Saturday, January 22, 2005 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

The public is invited to visit the newly renovated and expanded Waynedale Branch Library this coming Saturday afternoon. Allen County Library Director Jeffrey Krull and Alan McMahan, President of the Library Board of Trustees, along with Waynedale Branch Manager, Don Fisher will have opening remarks during the 2:00 p.m. ceremony.

The Waynedale Branch renovation and expansion is part of the $84 million Allen County Public...

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More than 135 years ago, women in Boston decided that they could give two cents and a prayer for work with women, children and youth.

That small amount grew into millions of dollars that supported programs and projects in the United States and abroad for the needs of women and children.

In Fort Wayne, women are still working with the same goal in mind. They want to support women and children here and globally who are less fortunate, oppressed, abused, and who have few opportunities for...

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Kindergarten students packing supplies for the Afghanistan children.  United States flags were placed with each item so that the Afghanistan would know where they came from.

Students at Unity Lutheran, Calhoun Street, gathered and packed containers of school supplies the month of December. These containers were taken to Afghanistan by SFC Steve Kingsley when he returned to active duty with the Army in Afghanistan on January 1, 2005. SFC Kingsley will be distributing the containers to the Afghanistan children.

Children from all grades collected pencils, crayons, rulers, water paints, erasers, washable markers, notebook paper, glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors...

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