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Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell, Ph.D., recently announced that 1st Sgt. David Travis, a 15-year veteran, has been promoted to assistant district commander of the Seymour post.

Travis, who was appointed to ISP in December of 1990, had been serving as a corporal at the post before the promotion.

Travis also has served as a trooper for Bartholomew County, an assistant team leader for the South Region Emergency Response Team, a team member for the clandestine lab team and a...

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Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road, remembered Fort Wayne native, actress Carole Lombard, with a celebration of what would have been the late actress' 98th birthday on October 11.

Rick Brandt, co-owner with his wife, Cora, of the Carole Lombard House Bed and Breakfast, 704 Rockhill Street, opened the program with "My Life With Carole Lombard." He gave a brief history of the couple's involvement with the bed and breakfast, and talk about Lombard's early years in Fort Wayne, as well as her...

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HOW TO GROW TREES FROM SEED

Presented by: Ricky Kemery, Purdue Extension Horticulture Educator
Thursday, October 19t from 6-8 p.m.
Spend some time in the field collecting seeds, then come in to the Dustin laboratory and create your own planter of trees. Learn about the trees of northeast Indiana and their different needs when sowing them.
Where: ACRES Office/Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, 1802 Chapman Road. From Fort Wayne take Coldwater Road 5 miles north of Dupont Road. Turn east onto...

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Photo by Alex Cornwell Feather in the Wind stands next to his 11-foot grizzly bear sighted in a nearby woods S.E. of Waynedale off Hwy 27.

Jim Ebbing, 72, best known as Feather in the Wind, has been carving a number of bears in the nearby wooded areas, and the neighbors have been noticing. The first bear sighting was off of Hwy. 27 South heading northeast near the Totem Pole Campground. And, the second and much larger bear was sighted about 3 miles northeast of the Nine Mile Restaurant.

Enjoying the art of wood carving since he was a Boy Scout, Mr. Ebbing has carved Native American statues, totem poles, and most recently...

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When the leaves begin to rustle and there is a slight chill in the late summer breeze, our thoughts turn, once again, to the old pigskin. We've waited all summer for this night! Our excitement builds as we head out to the tailgating party. As we approach, the scent of hot dogs on the grill, permeate our noses, through the crisp air and our mouths begin to water. We catch a glimpse of our friends anxiously awaiting our arrival and our spirits begin to escalate.

Hurriedly, we eat, and find the...

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Kristi Loy and Corey Miller, both of Fort Wayne, are to be wed on October 14, 2006.

Parents of the groom are Rick and Lynn Loy, both of Fort Wayne. Parents of the bride are Don and Jan Miller, also both of Fort Wayne.

The bride graduated from Wayne High School, IPFW, and Indiana University. She is a speech-language pathologist at United Methodist Memorial Home in Warren.

The groom graduated from Wayne High School and is the owner of Miller. Inc. He is also employed by the Fort Wayne Street...

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Gathering in the Michael's Craft Store classroom, the Three Rivers Crochet Guild meets the second Monday of every month.

"We're not too structured..." said member, Joan Botas, "we just enjoy each others company."

This free organization welcomes all levels, from eager to learn to eager to teach. Each member shares their ideas and techniques for new projects. The group ranges from young to old, from 3 members to a dozen, depending on the year. The guild follows a beginner crochet class that...

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Lyle (Sam) Klemm of Lower Huntington Road, Waynedale was a man of firsts at the 150th annual Indiana State Fair. He received the Grand Champion Ribbon for the best banana peppers in the vegetable show, and was also awarded First Place for a peck of peppers, a plate of peppers, and for Backyard Garden.

The First Lady of Indiana, Cheri Daniels, chose Klemm's peppers as her favorite vegetable in the show. Mrs. Daniels presented Klemm with a plaque and a check for $25 in honor of his...

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and McMillen Ice Arena are proud to announce a new equipment checkout program for beginner hockey players. Players can now borrow their hockey equipment for the Initiation Hockey and Head Start Hockey programs.

Nearly 90 sets of hockey equipment will be made available to kids, thanks to $8,000 in grant monies from Fort Wayne Youth Hockey and the Mid-Am Hockey District. The sets of equipment will include helmets, shin guards, elbow pads and hockey gloves. This is...

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