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(L-R) Mabel McMillen, Russell McMillen, Helen Thiele, and Larry Thiele, Commander.

On July 16, 2004, Russell McMillen, a retired Design Engineer from International Harvester, accompanied by his wife Mabel, donated a painting to American Legion Post 296. The hand painted picture was a replica of Post 296, scaled to size and presented to Commander Larry Thiele and his wife Helen. Larry and Helen accepted on behalf of all the members of the post.

Russell suggested the picture be raffled off and that all proceeds be applied to the restoration costs of Post 296, incurred in...

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Wednesday, August 18, American Legion Post 241 awarded nine scholarships to outstanding local students. Charlie Rathsack, Commander Post 241, opened the ceremony by introducing American Legion officers Ralph Doty, Charlie Walter, Dave Mendenhall, Stan Pflueger, and former Commanders Bert Depue and Chuck Manor.

Five of the nine students were available to receive their $1000 awards. Charlie mentioned that next year they hope to operate the scholarship program between May 1, and July 1 so that...

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“There are baseball fans everywhere,” says Mike Nutter, Wizards’ General Manager.

Being a general manager for a minor league baseball team has definitely been a rewarding experience for Napoleon native Mike Nutter who has earned the respect as the general manager of the Fort Wayne Wizards, a Class A affiliate of the San Diego Padres and a member of the Midwest League.

Nutter has been involved in various baseball capacities at the minor league level for almost a decade now including being the director of baseball operations for the Nashville Sounds, a Class AAA affiliate of...

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(L-R) Marsi (Meyers) Lawson and Mary (Bade) Detlefsen have been dear friends since they met as third grade students at Indian VillageSchool.  They are currently teaching at Indian Village.

When school starts this year I will again teach first grade.‑ My fellow first grade teacher whose classroom is next door to mine is my dear friend whom I have know for almost 50 years.‑ We have shared our thoughts, secrets, jokes, and news with each other during that time.‑‑‑ With both of us teaching first grade, we complement each other professionally and personally.‑ In areas where I need to be stronger, Marsi can bolster me and lift me‑and I do the same for her. When we are told to...

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The spirited National Championship competition of the United States Pony Clubs was held July 19-23 in Lexington, KY. Kirsten Hoham (second from left) 13, a Pony Club member from Silver Snaffles Pony Club in Fort Wayne, was a competitor. She competed in Quiz as a member of the Great Lakes Region team. Quiz is an unmounted equine quiz bowl competition. The team placed fifth out of 39 teams competing at the Junior-D level. All participants in the USPC Championships have previously qualified...

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AVALON WINS FIFTH STRAIGHT CITY TITLE

 

Avalon's Swim Club won this year's City Swim Meet. It is the fifth consecutive win by the Avalon team. Their theme this year was "Avalon, We Are Unbelievable," and they lived up to that theme by scoring 2342 points to runner-up Pocahontas' 1932 points. Avalon's Swim team coaches are Chris Knoblauch and Tanya Bunsold and their dive coaches are Amber Knoblauch and Sara White.

This year's City tournament showed more parity than previous years as over...

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The Pocahontas Swim Team finished their 4-1 season with a second-place overall finish at the City Meet, held July 18th. Head Coach Andy Krouse stated, "I was extremely happy with our team's performance at City this year. Our kids had a lot of fun and that is what City is all about."

Coached by Krouse and assistant Richie McEntee, the swim team boasts membership of 103 swimmers, with 71 of these making it into the final or consolation heats at city competition.

Pocahontas is especially proud...

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Kenny Aschliman didn't plan on painting murals, but that is what he has been doing lately. Kenny is a sophomore at South Side High School and has been picking up some summer money by painting murals on the interior walls of homes.

Mike and Judy Fry, Lafayette Center Road recently hired Kenny to paint a picture of the Grand Canyon in her living room.

"We visited the Grand Canyon on a vacation and we had fond memories of the scenery. We purchased a photo album on the most breathtaking scenes...

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Editors Note: I talked with Syl and Sylvia on Tuesday, July 6th. We sat in their backyard on Allegany Avenue and they told me about their many camping adventures. Sly sat beside me and Sylvia sat across the picnic table. They are both 84 years old and have been married for 64 years. It was obvious that they have shared many adventures. The conversation flowed along and each could finish the others' sentences, if necessary. Both have had their share of health problems that come with their...

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