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Shantel Lahr has been taking Dance at Dance LTD with owner Sandi Bearman for the past 10 years doing classes in Ballet for 6 years, Tap for 8 years, Jazz for 7 years, Hiphop for 2 years, and Clogging for 3 years. She will be receiving a 10-year award of Dance Excellence and perfect attendance for the past 8 years, which she will receive at the 20th Annual Dance Recital Celebration of Dance, at Wayne High School. We are very proud of our daughter and how dedicated she is to her dance and what...

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Do you recycle your cans? Recent statistics show that many Americans do take recycling seriously. The Steel Recycling Institute reports that the recycling rate for steel cans in the United States grew to 63 percent in 2005. A total of 1.4 million tons of steel cans was recycled back into various steel products last year.

In each of the past five years, the Steel Recycling Institute has achieved its goal of making steel cans the country's most recycled packaging material. This may seem...

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Students from St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School recently participated in a stewardship project called Bless Our Troops. Names of servicemen were given to the school from parish and school families. Classrooms then "adopted" the servicemen. Students wrote letters or drew pictures as well as lighting a candle and praying for the serviceman, his troop, and his family every day.

Mrs. Mary Stark and her fourth grade class had a recent visit from their "adopted" serviceman, Capt. Mike Holifield. Capt...

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Bishop John M. D'Arcy has announced a number of priests' and deacon assignments throughout the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, as follows: 

 

Effective July 6:

Fr. Thomas Lombardi has been appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Hessen Cassel

 

Effective July 15:

Deacon Anthony Steinacker, who is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood in October, has been assigned to St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Fort Wayne
Two deacons who have one year remaining in the seminary have been given...

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Bishop Luers HS

 

Valedictorian: Allson Meyers
Parents: Matthew and Angela Meyers
Future Plans: Allison plans on attending Ball State University to study healthcare (nursing and pharmacy).

 

Salutatorian: Jessica Wyss
Parents: Paul and Kim Wyss
Future Plans: Jessica plans on attending Ball State University to study Actuary Science.

 

 

Elmhurst HS

 

Valedictorian: Daniel Botteron
Parents: Maureen and Jaime Botteron
Future Plans: Daniel plans to attend Middlebury College of Vermont. Major...

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Paul H. and Helen J. Lichtsinn will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 8. They were married at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Their children are Vicki Blauvelt, Debbie Hall of Fort Wayne, and Renee Prochniak of Racine, Wisconsin. They also have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The Lichtsinn's will celebrate with a family dinner at a restaurant.

They both retired from General Electric Co.

Paul met Helen when he visited the Magnavox Co. when he was on leave from the...

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Julie and Tony Maurer will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, June 2nd 2006.

Julie is a host at Fort Wayne International Airport and Tony has retired after 36 years at Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. They were married in Springfield, Illinois and have lived in Waynedale since October of 1958.

They have three children, Mike (Cathy) Maurer, of Knoxville Tennessee, Kathleen (Mike) Shelby, of Hendersonville, Tennessee and Carole (Chris) Yaney of Fort Wayne. They...

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Maplewood Elementary School students and staff dedicated a flowering pear tree in memory of Alejandra Gutierrez and Liliana Rios. Both children were students at Maplewood at the time of their deaths in December.

There was a tree dedication ceremony, "Forever in Our Hearts, Alejandra and Liliana" at 11a.m., Wednesday, May 31 at the school, 2200 Maplewood Road, for all students and staff. The fifth and fourth grade ESL students led the Pledge of Allegiance and fifth graders sung "Friends." Fifth...

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Lance Cpl. David GramesSanchez's contribution to our freedom and safety is measureless. The Waynedale community reached out to the family and friends of this fallen American hero on Saturday, May 20 at the Klaehn, Fahl & Melton funeral home.

GramesSanchez, a tank operator for the Marines, died May 11, along with three other Marines when the tank they were traveling in rolled off a bridge and landed upside down in a canal.

While the life of this local marine was being remembered inside the...

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