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Heidi Schindler always knew she wanted to be a Notre Dame Cheerleader. Some of the earliest pictures of her show her in a Notre Dame cheerleading outfit. Heidi is the daughter of Jim and Fry Schindler-owner of Bandido's Restaurant, who lives on Tillman Road. She was home from college over Christmas break and I had a chance to stop by her parents home and talk to her. We sat in the kitchen and talked about what it is like to be on the Notre Dame Gold Squad.

Heidi is bright and cheerful with...

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Saturday, January 22, 2005 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

The public is invited to visit the newly renovated and expanded Waynedale Branch Library this coming Saturday afternoon. Allen County Library Director Jeffrey Krull and Alan McMahan, President of the Library Board of Trustees, along with Waynedale Branch Manager, Don Fisher will have opening remarks during the 2:00 p.m. ceremony.

The Waynedale Branch renovation and expansion is part of the $84 million Allen County Public...

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More than 135 years ago, women in Boston decided that they could give two cents and a prayer for work with women, children and youth.

That small amount grew into millions of dollars that supported programs and projects in the United States and abroad for the needs of women and children.

In Fort Wayne, women are still working with the same goal in mind. They want to support women and children here and globally who are less fortunate, oppressed, abused, and who have few opportunities for...

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Kindergarten students packing supplies for the Afghanistan children.  United States flags were placed with each item so that the Afghanistan would know where they came from.

Students at Unity Lutheran, Calhoun Street, gathered and packed containers of school supplies the month of December. These containers were taken to Afghanistan by SFC Steve Kingsley when he returned to active duty with the Army in Afghanistan on January 1, 2005. SFC Kingsley will be distributing the containers to the Afghanistan children.

Children from all grades collected pencils, crayons, rulers, water paints, erasers, washable markers, notebook paper, glue sticks, colored pencils, scissors...

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On January 11, 2005 marked the mid-point in the second ice skating season at Headwaters Park. The outdoor rink, which opened on November 25, has been in operation for 46 days. There are 47 days left in the season before the rink closes on Sunday, February 27.

"As of January 10, just over 9,000 people have skated since Thanksgiving Day, and that is just about where we were last year," according to Geoff Paddock, Executive Director of the Headwaters Park Alliance. "Unfortunately, we had several...

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It is Girl Scout Cookie time once again. On Friday, January 14th Girl Scouts from Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Steuben and Wells counties began selling Girl Scout Cookies. The sale will continue through Sunday, March 13th. Cookies will be available immediately from Girl Scouts through Cookies-in-Hand, and order forms will be used for later delivery.

 

For $3.50 per box, customers can buy all of these favorite Girl Scout Cookie varieties:

Thin Mints, Shortbread, Peanut Butter Patties...

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On Sunday, January 9, the St. Mary's River at Foster Park was running high, but it was receding and there wasn't much cause for concern. January precipitation usually comes in the way of snowfall.

Then the weather turned unseasonably warm and the rain started. By Wednesday, January 12 the St. Mary's was at 15.85 feet and rising. The Mayor was calling for volunteer sandbaggers and gave their location; Broadview Florist on Winchester Road, Southwest Conservation Club on Bluffton Road, Mungovan...

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  Fort Wayne Metals Research Products at its present location on Indianapolis Road.

Ardelle Glaze was born in West Virginia in 1910. He grew up in Akron, Ohio, so I wondered how his name came to be one of the 42 names listed on the Charter Membership of the Waynedale Chamber of Commerce. The Waynedale Chamber of Commerce was started in the late forties and Fort Wayne Metals Company is #8 on the list with Ardelle's signature as its proprietor.

I talked to Ardelle's son Scott Glaze on Monday, December 20 at Fort Wayne Metals. Scott is now the CEO of the Fort Wayne based...

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Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is encouraging compassion and caution when donating, following President Bush's appeal to Americans to contribute to the Tsunami relief efforts. President Bush asked former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush to lead a nationwide charitable fundraising appeal.

"Unfortunately, in times of disaster some people will attempt to take advantage of Hoosiers' eagerness to aid victims of tragedy," Attorney General Carter said. "When donating to the Tsunami...

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