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The Fort Wayne Community Schools takes pride in providing a quality education despite the financial challenges of the past three years. In the year ahead, the superintendent and the school board will work together in a number of areas to make improvements with fewer resources, for nearly 32,000 students in 53 schools.

The landscape of education is changing, along with that of our community. The economy continues to place more families into poverty as companies leave, close, or downsize...

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The Bishop Luers Show Choir season is in full swing. Not only do the Minstrels have various competitions almost every weekend, but the main event on their calendar is March 4, 2006. This is the Annual Bishop Luers Show Choir Invitational. The Minstrels do not only invite show choirs from Indiana, but choirs also come to compete from Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and even Florida. Karlene Krouse, the Minstrels director, explained the invitation process. "Over 200 choirs are invited...

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Doctor Marcia Sauter, Vice President for Academic Affairs at USF has announced students named to the Dean's List for the Fall Semester of 2005. These students maintained a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and have carried 12 or more credit hours.

Clinton Bontempo-Business, David Bunker-Accounting and Natalie Mason-Business all of Fort Wayne, Angela Sturm-Accounting of Uniondale, and Angela Conroy-Communications of Yoder.

It's an unfortunate fact that burglars know how easy it is to break into most homes or apartments. That's why thieves usually spend less than two minutes trying to get a window or door open before giving up and looking for an easier target.

"By taking some relatively simple and inexpensive precautions, you can make your house a difficult, and less attractive, target for thieves," says Allstate Agent Kevin Gwozdz. "Doing this will provide a more secure environment for you and your loved...

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Bob Franke was born January 18, 1919 about a mile and a half east of Hoagland, on property his grandfather purchased. Bob grew up on this farm and when he was in high school he purchased his first vehicle. It was a stripped down, Model T flatbed. Bob said, "I paid five dollars for the old truck and there were two fuel tanks in it, one for gasoline and the other for kerosene. In the morning you would start it on gasoline and after it was warmed up, you slowly closed the gas valve and opened the...

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photos by Bill Stark The ‘Flying Circus’, a 50-foot Columbia boat, restored and owned by Neil Newhard.

In January local residents Tom & Karen Purkiser and Bill & Linda Stark spent two weeks in the Virgin Islands. They rented a two-bedroom villa on St. John, overlooking Turner Bay. Turner Bay is just a short walk to the main town of Cruz Bay where there are many unique shops, bars and restaurants. This is where Captain Neil Newhard, an original from Waynedale, keeps his yacht 'Flying Circus' docked in Cruz Bay.

Highlights of the trip included visiting the many white-sand beaches, snorkeling...

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Ol' Phil the Groundhog tells us to expect six more weeks of winter. Not surprising, since winter is officially with us until about the third week of March. Another weather predictor is the larva of the Isabella tigermoth, more affectionately known as the woolly worm, or woolly bear, depending on what part of the country you live in.

This little creature's body is made up of thirteen segments, which correspond to the thirteen weeks of winter. Its color varies from very dark brown or black to...

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It will be here sooner than you think.

As March approaches it brings with it one of our most familiar weather proverbs, "In like a lion, out like a lamb," but I wonder who made it up, where, when, and is it true?

I did some research and no one seems to know much about the origins of this particular proverb. I guess it is just one of the many old sayings that came from our oral past. All that's known for sure is that it first came into our language through literature back in 1624 when it...

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Lois Widner, principal at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School, directs children singing in the National Anthem Choir during the "You Can Lend A Hand" fundraiser night at a recent Komet hockey game. The game was sponsored by Burger King and the choir was made of area Catholic School students.

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