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Jeff Espich, MarkleBank’s Chairman of the Board, is shown presenting Linda Kiel, a teller at the Warren office, with a plaque congratulating her on her response during the Warren robbery. Also congratulated were Sally Ford, a teller at Warren, and Rick Oatess, MarkleBank’s Security Officer.

Jeff Espich, MarkleBank's Chairman of the Board, congratulated employees Linda Kiel, Sally Ford, and Rick Oatess for their responses to the recent robbery at MarkleBank's Warren branch. Kiel and Ford are tellers at the Warren office, and Rick Oatess is MarkleBank's Security Officer and a former Indiana State Trooper. Kiel, Ford, and Oatess were presented with plaques and gift certificates at the bank's January board meeting.

Kiel and Ford both interacted with the robber and followed procedure...

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Technical Sergeant Anthony G. "Tony" Vining has been named Training Support NCO of the Quarter by Lieutenant Colonel Regina T. Goff, Commander of the 737th Training Support Squadron at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

TSgt Vining is a Military Training instructor and the Assistant Non Commissioned Officer in Charge of the Basic Military Training Reception Center, and is responsible for reception and indoctrination of nearly 40,000 trainees annually, as well as coordinating visitation and events...

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Alma Mae Springer, longtime Waynedale resident, turned 90 on February 4th, 2006. Her children Bonnie, Dennis and Jim Springer hosted a party for all of her friends, relatives, church and ProTo Home Ec. Club members, and Waynedale residents at the Kingston Assisted Living Facility where she resides on Winchester Road.

Ann and her husband Gerry Springer moved to Waynedale in 1945. She resided at 7214 Elzey Street with her husband and children Bonnie and Jim until after she broke her ankle...

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Contractor Dan Stark grinds away 79 years of rust at WUMC.

Back in the early 1920s there were a group of Methodists who had been attending church at the corner of Dunkelberg and Bluffton Road. The structure they were using was sold and moved, which left the group without a place to worship. They moved their church meetings to the two-story house on the corner of Bluffton and Old Trail Road, the Elzey Funeral Home.

The membership grew, and the group needed to expand their meetings into a real church structure. They decided to locate it on the corner of...

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The Waynedale News Bowling team finished with a final score of 3304, not enough to be in the money but it was a fun time at Little Turtle Hillcrest Lanes on Sunday, January 22. L-R Christian Stacey, Jason McCarel, Chris Nikkel, Justin Slater and R.L. Stark.

The FWBA Annual City Tournament began on Saturday, January 7, 2006 for doubles, singles and team competition. Doubles and singles were held at Pro Bowl West. The team event was held at Little Turtle Hillcrest Bowl.

Listed below are the top places for the Handicap Singles, Doubles & Team events. All scores are unofficial until average's are verified.

 

Team- Handicap
Place Team name Entry Hcap Score
1 Woodworking 322 464 3,598
2 Numb Skulls 288 1,152 3,574
3 Bootsie's Boys 137 178 3,545
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Larry Wedertz passed away in 2000 and was interested in science and young people. He was a friend of Jill Rinne who taught English at Bishop Luers from 1978-2001. Before Mr. Wedertz passed away he set up this scholarship with the help of Jill.

To qualify, a student needs a B average or above in the science classes he/she has already taken at Bishop Luers. They need to be registered to take their third or fourth year of science. Interested students need to submit a two-paragraph essay that...

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The Waynedale News carriers are made up of families and individuals that distribute the newspaper twice a month through all kinds of weather. For some it is their first job. Their parents take the time to instill in them good habits that may well define their work habits in future jobs. Other carriers are retired and take on a route in order to stay in shape and make some extra money. The 10,300 papers that are delivered every other week go to 19 different carriers scattered throughout the...

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This was the year that their rivals waited for. Stefanie Gerardot and all her strong senior classmates would be off to college. So any SAC rivals, perhaps tired of Bishop Luers Girls Basketball never-ending success, pointed to this year. Payback time! But the Bishop Luers girls program does not rebuild. They Re-load! Embarking on perhaps the toughest schedule in the state (including 6 current and past IHSAA champs), the young Knights looked to their youth.

To date they have fashioned a...

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The No. 11 USF women's basketball team held on for a 73-70 win over No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan University Saturday, January 7, 2006. The Lady Cougars led by 10 at halftime and as many as 13 in the second half before the Wildcats mounted a charge. USF withstood the IWU rally, defeating the Wildcats for the first time since 2001.

"We did a great job executing our game plan defensively until the end and we got some good looks on the other end of the floor too," USF Head Coach Gary Andrews said. "We...

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