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The University of Saint Francis has moved up to No. 1 according to NAIA Top 25 ratings for the first time in the eight-plus year history of the program.

USF, 8-0 and winners of 49 consecutive regular season games, was the unanimous, choice by NAIA coaches with all 16 first-place votes. And what a test in their first game as NAIA Top 25 No. 1 – No. 3 Walsh University on 'Senior Day' at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium.

"We're not putting any emphasis on it," USF coach Kevin Donley said about the No. 1...

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Rendezvous reenactor, Paul Reams reads in the sunlight as he enjoys the festive weekend.

In the 1800s there were groups of rugged individuals who thought that the idea of a vast unexplored territory was a wonderful challenge, full of adventure and opportunities for riches beyond their wildest dreams. The magnet that drew them to uncertain ways along the rivers and over the flats was the fur trade.

Mostly these men were obscure and illiterate who owned hardly more than a rifle and their traps. They lived hard lives that were continuously filled with personal peril. They were...

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Over the growl of the Piper Cherokee, an appreciative voice rings clear, "There's Smith Field," said flight instructor, Ben Hoffman.

As a participant in Project Pilot, Smith Field is offering affordable flight lessons in hopes to increase interest in private pilot licensures.

Project Pilot is an organization created by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, which advertises the affordability and opportunity of earning a pilots license. Students can expect to pay anywhere from...

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Don Wolf awarded Josie Wolfe the "student of the year" plaque for the study connection 2005-2006 school year. She received the honor at a breakfast in the Johnny Appleseed room at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum.

Study Connection is one-on-one tutoring, started 18 years ago by Mr. Wolf. The students meet one hour each week at various locations with a volunteer tutor.

Josie attends Northcrest Elementary School and was nominated by her teacher, Carol McMillian. She is the daughter of Teri...

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Homer and Helen (Conahan) Hoke will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an Open House to be held Sunday, November 12th, from 2 to 5 p.m., at the Southwest Fire District Training Center (formerly and better-known as the Community Building) behind the fire station at 7001 Old Trail Road.

They were married November 9th, 1946, in Columbia City by Homer's uncle, Frank Crabill.

They have four children: John (wife Ruthann), Kathleen, Janice (husband Jeff) Baber, and Kolleen Blaettner...

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Carolanne (Kay) Fern Steck was born at her parent's farm in Dundee, Michigan. She attended a one-room grade school in Dundee and then moved to Fostoria, Ohio.

John George Tholan was born in Fort Wayne and attended Central Catholic High School, at that time an all-boy's school.

On Labor Day, 1936, Kay came to Fort Wayne to attend a beauty college and stayed at the home of John's mother on East Creighton Avenue. John and Kay became friends but were not dating, as Kay already had a boyfriend...

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Not too long ago, there was a tradition at Bishop Luers that the seniors would ask the incoming freshmen if they would like to buy an elevator pass. As most people know, Luers had no elevator at that time, but that fact is soon to be changed. Luers is finally getting a lift!

The need for a lift has been prominent for some time now, but the funds were just not able to be procured. Finally, with the help of many generous people and the Capital Campaign, this need is going to be...

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Bishop John M. D'Arcy ordained Deacon Anthony Steinacker, of Fort Wayne, to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 28, at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne.

Following the ordination Mass, the congregation was invited to a reception luncheon to be held at the nearby Grand Wayne Center.

Preparation for Deacon Steinacker's ordination to the priesthood have been completed. Recently, he spent five days at Gethsemani Retreat...

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