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Allie Townsend as Anna and Aaron Mann as the King dance to “Shall We Dance” in the musical The King and I presented by Elmhurst High School.

All the hard work and sweat has paid off. The costumes are being fitted and the stage is set. Makeup is being applied to the Siamese children and the King and Anna practice a last twirl before the curtain goes up. There are vocal and physical warm-ups for all the actors. And don't forget the mike checks. Excitement is in everyone's face and opening night jitters are being calmed by the director and the more seasoned cast members. Last minute preparations are being made; props and...

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Lauren & Kristen Simpson, after competing in the Disney Relays, held this spring at the Walt Disney Wild World of Sports Complex.  Lauren won the 3000-meter steeplechase. The team of Valerie Hardesty, Kristen Simpson, Ashley Ritchey, and Lauren Simpson won the distance medley relay in a school record time of 12:40.72.  Although the team trailed most of the race, Lauren Simpson’s anchor leg of 5:13 in the mile was just enough to overcome Florida Atlantic, which finished second.

Lauren and Kristen Simpson began their running career at Waynedale Elementary School. The year was 1992 and both were in second grade, competing in a Waynedale event called The Wonder Mile. The entire school came out to watch Lauren finish first and Kristen finish third. Each year the winners would get their name on a plaque. Lauren won again in third and fourth grade and Kristen won in fifth grade. In 1994-95 Waynedale Elementary had their first basketball team and Lauren and Kristen were...

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American Legion Post 241 is sponsoring four boys to Hoosier Boy's State. "One was chosen from Bishop Luers, Gregory Bauman; two from Elmhurst, Samual Sanchez and Bart Conklin; and one from Wayne High School, Joshua Springer. Many of our current political leaders have participated in this program," stated Charlie Rathsack, Commander of American Legion Post 241.

Waynedale Elementary Principal Kent Martz announces to students and staff that they have netted $3300 for Andrew Armstrong (seated).  A kidney donor has not been found as of yet.

On Thursday, March 31, students at Waynedale Elementary School presented the proceeds from their most recent two-week fund raising project.

A "Jar Wars" competition, held March 14-25, netted $2,200. The monies raised will assist Andrew Armstrong's family with medical expense money when a kidney becomes available for a transplant for the second grader.

Students and staff have been holding fund-raisers since the end of April. So far, they have netted $3300 through hat days and now they have...

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Five of the ten Canterbury High School seniors named as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program are from the southwest side of Fort Wayne.

More than 1.3 million juniors entered the 2005 National Merit Program by taking the 2003 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of finalists, which represents less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest scoring entrants...

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"...in the Name of the Father,
and of the
Son,
and of the
Holy Spirit.

 

Amen."

 

Catechumens (unbaptized) were baptized and Candidates (already baptized) made professions of their faith on March 26, 2005 during the Easter Vigil at St. Therese Catholic Church, Lower Huntington Road.

(left) Father Joseph Rulli baptizes Jimmie Navarro.

(photo by Cindy McAfee)

(above right) A Memorial Mass was held on April 11, 2005 for the Holy Father Pope John Paul II at St. Therese with Father Joseph Rulli...

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photo below:  1956 Earth Baseball Team Mgr. Andrew Maruels

Elmhurst Little League invites the community to attend our Opening Day. April 16 from 8:30am – 6:30pm. Sponsors are invited to come and support their teams. And feel free to enjoy some of their wonderful concessions, buy some raffle tickets or a ticket to the Cubs vs. Reds game.

Festivities will begin at 8:30 am. Doug Long from Jefferson Pointe's Bob Evans is offering breakfast at the concession stand at 8:30am. They will be serving pancakes, sausage and a drink for $3.50. There will be...

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Nine students from Indiana were named the 2005 State Handwriting Champions in the national handwriting contest sponsored by Zaner-Bloser Educational Publishers.

The two Fort Wayne students were both from St. Joseph & Elizabeth Catholic School on Brooklyn Avenue. They were Nancy McNamara, fourth grade and Morgan Eckert, fifth grade.

State champions will go on to compete against other state winners for the title of National Champion selected for each grade level one to eight. A Grand National...

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City of Fort Wayne received an award from the Indiana Partnership for Highway Quality for the recently completed West Jefferson Trail Project.

Greenway's Manager Dawn Ritchie accepted the award on the City's behalf at a ceremony at Purdue University in West Lafayette. Brooks Construction constructed the project, which was designed by Bonar Group. Both companies were recognized at the event.

The trail begins in Rockhill Park and connects with the Rivergreenway in Swinney Park. Landscaping...

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