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The BANKROLL allows full service banking without the confines of a permanent brick and mortar structure. Ed Romary said this project is a reflection on his company’s commitment to the banking industry.

Romary Associates, Inc. a design-build company that caters to banks and credit unions has developed a new concept. After much planning, discussion and meetings, led by Ed Romary, President, this mobile project, which started years ago as merely a concept, became a reality designed to better serve the banking industry. After completion of this extensive project, Ed is eager to provide for its customers a full service bank as well as a drive-up unit, in a new setting. He has tagged it, "THE...

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Mayor Graham Richard has declared May as National Historic Preservation Month in Fort Wayne.

Several organizations are hosting events which celebrate historic preservation and Fort Wayne's historic heritage throughout the month of May. Brochures highlighting the events are available at several locations throughout the community. The photo on this year's Historic Preservation Month poster was taken by Robert Pence of Fort Wayne. Pence's picture (left) is of the rotunda inside the Allen County...

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Front row left to right: Tsgt Gregory Emrick, Ssg Robert Rzasa, Sra Aaron Krieger, Msg Travis Jacquay. Back row left to right: Msg Charles Rasler, Ssg Mike Havens, Ssg Shawn Kerzman, Ssg Christopher Ritter, and Tsgt Patrick Rasler.

In January members of the 122d Civil Engineering Squadron of the Fort Wayne Air National Guard unit left their homes and their families to support the war on terror.

Currently, several of these members are serving in Iraq for 120 days. Amongst them are the members are the Utilities specialists. Utilities play a vital role in mission support as the duties are focused on water and wastewater systems.

At their current location these members drive large trucks to deliver 120,000 to 140,000...

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On Friday, April 15, 2006, employers of Bunn's Trucking watched in dismay as they witnessed everything in their repair shop get destroyed. The fire was said to have erupted a little before 2:45 p.m. ruining everything in the repair shop.

There was no specific explanation to what actually started the fire. The repair shop housed two dump trucks, a repair shop, a forklift, and tires.

Luckily no one was harmed and there were numerous things that weren't destroyed that would've been further...

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Bob and Donna Hey purchased the property at 6510 Bluffton Road in 1959. It was already called Bob's Barber Shop so they didn't need to change the name. In 1972 Bob tore the place down and built a brand new, single story, barber shop. He added the barn motif and renamed it Bob's Hair Barn.

In 1980, when Jeff Hey was just getting out of barber school, they added a second story and expanded again. Bob passed away in 1985 and the three offspring, Jeff Hey, Rhonda Dykeman and Beth Lanning purchased...

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Two girls sit on the cold, pale bathroom floor. One of them has her knees drawn up to her chest and she's crying hard. The other, a friend or stranger perhaps, rests a gentle hand on her back and waits for the verbal diagnosis of her pain. Outside the restroom the noise level is considerably louder. This isn't surprising considering that nearly 300 middle schoolers and high schoolers are now occupying the building.

In the coffee shop an adult volunteer sits across from a kid who can't be much...

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Each year, approximately 75,000 people are injured seriously enough by lawnmowers to require emergency room treatment. "Only a small percentage of these injuries are caused by mechanical failure," says Allstate Agent KEVIN GWOZDZ "Most are the result of human error."

To help prevent lawnmower accidents and injuries, here are some tips from the Insurance Information Institute (used by permission) and Allstate Insurance to follow when mowing your lawn:

Become familiar with your mower. Read...

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Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) reminds everyone to avoid open burning as a general rule.

FWFD Fire Marshall Christine Bowers says, "No one is to kindle or maintain open burning consisting of a trash fire, leaf fire, refuse fire, or other open burning according to Fort Wayne City Code."

She explains that there are two exemptions allowed under certain conditions.

1. Bonfires celebrating school pep rallies are one exemption which requires obtaining a Burn Permit from the Fort Wayne Fire...

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Chester Gwozdz was born in Roseburg, Ohio on September 14, 1918. His parents, Simon and Mary were from a town near the Ukraine border in Poland. They immigrated through Stanton Island and then traveled to Rossford. Chester's dad worked for the Edward Ford Plate Glass Company.

Chester attended grades 1-8 at Walnut Elementary and graduated from Rossford High School in 1936. After high school he went to Detroit to work for Chrysler.

Chester brought in a news clipping of a summer day from 1930...

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