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Beulah Stoker (Southeast), Daryl Kinbschy (Creighton Homes), Billie Rykard (Belle Vista), and Shirley Glover (Fairfield) of the local neighborhood associations worked diligently getting sponsors and donations to provide free food and entertainment.  The police and fire departments put on demonstrations of city equipment, including the Hostage Rescue Vehicle and Andros-the remote control robot that looked like a contraption out of star wars.

It was free food and lots of fun at the SouthWest Area's Partnership (SWAP) Crime Prevention Night Out on August 2, 2005.

The National Night Out started 22 years ago, as a show of solidarity within the neighborhoods. It was a statement to criminals that neighbors were joining with neighbors to work together to combat crime. "Initially people across the city would turn on their porch lights on a given night as a statement of recognition of the crime problem in the city," said Beulah Stoker, of...

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My love-hate relationship with Grand Canyon began in 1971. Four of us started off from Fort Wayne in a $250 V.W. bus on a quest to San Francisco. After suffering our second breakdown in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, we sold the van and whatever else we could to the Indians, divided into two groups, stuck out our thumbs and continued our travels to California.

We spent our first night sleeping in the desert across from a Stucky's in Winslow, Arizona. The next morning we flipped a coin to see what...

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Avalon Swim Club once again painted their fingernails green and blue, decorated vehicles and cheered their team on to score 2251 points successfully defending their City Swim title at the Helen P. Brown Natatorium held July 15, 16 and 17, 2005.

The City Swim Meet, sponsored by Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation, is divided into age groups so there is equal competition for everyone, the oldest group being the 15-and-over group and the youngest in the 8-and-under. Avalon's theme for this year was...

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Playgrounds help children build strength, coordination and social skills. They also make kids more vulnerable to predators who frequent public areas. As proud sponsors of Dignity Memorial Escape School the professionals at KLAHEN, FAHL & MELTON hope to increase awareness of this issue as children head outdoors this summer.

Though the victims' ages and circumstances vary, the Department of Justice estimates that more than 50,000 children fall prey to non-family abductions each year. While...

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The Mutual of Omaha Drive, Chip & Putt Junior Challenge was held at The Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Tuesday, July 26, 2005, where participants ages 7-14 learned about the game of golf and tested their skills.‑Eighteen different prizes were awarded in each age group – one to each of the top five in driving, chipping and putting, as well as, the top three rankings for the best combined performance.

"We witnessed some outstanding performances from these young...

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On Saturday, July 9, Mark C. Nei won the Shine/Hardin Beautify Broadway Contest. On May 1, 2005, Steve Shine and Tom Hardin of Shine and Hardin Law Offices, LLP announced plans for a $1,000 award to be given to the area person who most improved their property located in the Broadway corridor.

The judges were chosen from the local neighborhood associations. Nei's property at 2852 Broadway was improved through enhancement appeal, creativity and originality. Second place was awarded to Clayton...

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The fifth wave of Indiana National Guard soldiers returned home from Afghanistan at the Indianapolis Airport on Sunday, July 24, 2005. The sixth AND seventh wave of Indiana National Guard soldiers are scheduled to arrive home from Afghanistan after Wednesday, July 27, 2005.

The Joint Forces Headquarters received confirmation that the fifth, sixth, and seventh wave of 150 - 200 soldiers from each 76th Infantry Brigade (Separate), headquartered in Indianapolis, arrived at Indianapolis...

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What CJ Stark is capable of doing on his bike is unreal. Here he is getting air time doing a backflip at Xtreme Park in Louisville, KY.

When most of the neighborhood kids were just learning how to ride a bike, CJ at the age of 5 and Jordan at 4, began racing theirs. Following in their dad Clay Stark's footsteps, the two boys began competing in the BMX race circuit.

These Waynedale residents, who are 13 and 9 respectively, not only ride the trails along DeForest and the ravine off of South Anthony, but have competed in BMX and motocross events taking them as far away as Oasis Skateboard Park (near Tokheim) in Fort Wayne...

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The Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum will be 21 years old on July 12, 2005. Fort Wayne International Airport is celebrating the event by having a birthday celebration at the Paul Baer Terminal at Fort Wayne International Airport. There will be free parking, cake, coffee, and every thirty minutes an interesting ten-minute 'story time' will be presented. You will be able to tour the museum at your leisure. Aviation Museum board members will be on hand to answer questions as you look over the...

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