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Bishop John M. D'Arcy met with the media in Fort Wayne at a news conference held at The Cathedral Center on Friday, February 4, 2005. Reporting on the Legacy of Faith drive, Bishop D'Arcy announced that a year and a half ago the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend set a goal of $40 million. Today more than $48.5 million had already been pledged.

The Bishop attributed this success "to how much the Catholic faith means to the people." "It would not be possible," he went on to say...

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Nathan Conroy, a senior, majoring in Biology at Hillsdale College, was named to the Dean's List. He achieved a 4.0 average for the 2004 fall semester. Nathan is the son of Jim and Rita Conroy of Yoder, Indiana. He was a 2001 graduate of Bishop Luers High School and is planning on teaching when he completes his studies. Hillsdale is located at 33 E. College Street in Hillsdale, Michigan.

Calvary United Methodist Church will be hosting the Bethune-Cookman College Inspirational Gospel Choir for a special concert on Saturday evening, February 26, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.‑ Bethune-Cookman is located in Daytona Beach, Florida and is one of the United Methodist's historic Black Colleges.

This 30-member student choir arose out of a prayer meeting in 1966 and now travels throughout the United States during school vacation periods.

 

Among their accomplishments are performances:

• at the...

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LOST

Solitaire diamond ring (yellow gold). It was lost either in Bank One's drive-up parking lot or Crossroad's parking lot on January 18, 2005. If you have found this ring, please call Phyllis at 427-8800.

 

FOUND

Calico cat. Betty Marsh called The Waynedale News on Monday, February 14, 2005 to thank us for helping her locate her cat. "Calico" was lost on January 25, 2005.

This eight-year-old cat wandered from Woodheath Drive to Miss Smith's barn on Ardmore Avenue. Miss Smith, who...

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Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 9, and most Catholic churches will distribute ashes on the forehead of parishioners during their regularly scheduled Masses and at additional Masses that day.

In Fort Wayne, Bishop John M. D'Arcy will celebrate Mass on Ash Wednesday at 12:05pm in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne. St. Mary's Catholic Church, at Lafayette Street and Jefferson Blvd., again will offer Ash Wednesday soup and bread from 11am-2pm in Msgr...

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Seventh Girls from Norwell Middle School Crusaders (Ossian) defeated DeKalb Patriots (Auburn) in the Conference finals at DeKalb on January 31, 2005. The final score was 32-31. The Norwell Crusaders have a record of 19-0.

(kneeling) Cecily Kaehr, Josie Meyer, Nicole Johnson, Alex Reed.

(back row) Coach Ginny Vogel, Paige Fremion, Kyra Raines, Breanna Wilson, Brittany Schumm, Jenelle Wilson, Kelsey Kline.

Soldiers from northeast Indiana who are serving overseas will soon have the chance to call a loved one at no cost, thanks to a project announced by the Allen County Commissioners and the Indiana National Guard.

"Heart to Heart," an effort conceived by Allen County Commissioner Marla Irving, will for the next week raise funds that will be used to purchase phone cards for Indiana National Guard members who have been deployed to the Middle East. Approximately 300 Guard members from northeast...

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It was 8:45pm, Wednesday night, January 26, 2005 when I saw the lights in my rearview mirror and heard the sirens coming up behind me. I pulled over and let a number of fire engines and rescue units go by. When the road cleared, I decided to drive into Waynedale and see what all the fuss was about. I turned west on Lower Huntington off of Bluffton Road and saw a huge fireball blazing 60 feet into the cold night air. Smoke and fire was coming from somewhere north on Ideal Avenue. There were an...

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On November 11, 2004 Wayne High School grad Jason Baker kicked off for the Indianapolis Colts. He kicked off exclusively while Colts kicker Mike Vandejagt nursed an injury. Baker was cut by Indianapolis one month later.

The next day Jason was picked up by the Denver Broncos. And he soon found himself playing against the Colts as the Denver Broncos' kicking specialist.

Jason Baker has a career as a professional football player. I caught up with Jason last week when he was home in Indiana. He...

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