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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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U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar has nominated candidates for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

The nominees were selected by Lugar's Academy Merit Selection Committees, which he has used for the nominating process each year that he has been a senator. The nonpartisan boards meet each November and December in Indianapolis to review...

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University of Saint Francis senior Megan Dossen has been named Mid-Central Conference women's basketball Player of the Week after her key role in helping the 11th-ranked Lady Cougars upset top-ranked Indiana Wesleyan on Saturday (January 7).

‑‑ Dossen (Ossian, IN / Bishop Luers) shot 53 percent in the win over IWU (18-2) and scored 11 of her team-leading 17 points in the second half to lead USF to the upset at No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan on 1-7-06. The USF power forward connected on 5-of-9 shots in...

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The children and families of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Waynedale collected nearly $200 for a Lutheran Preschool in New Orleans.

"This preschool has lost everything and will need our support of generous gifts and prayers in order to reopen and serve their surrounding community," said Sue Doepner, Director at Mr. Calvary.

The teachers decorated a tree with bell-shaped ornaments, each one having a picture of an item used in a preschool classroom. The families were invited to choose an...

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After almost three years, the manuscript is now complete, and is being sent to the printer. The Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society and the Allen County Genealogical Society announced the completion of the manuscript for the Fort Wayne - Allen County History Book on Wednesday, January 4. This is to be the largest comprehensive narrative history of Allen County in nearly 100 years. The first since Bert J. Griswold's Pictorial History of Fort Wayne published in 1917.

What was initially...

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The letter from Mitch Daniels, Governor of the State of Indiana, read, "Congratulations! The Waynedale News has been selected as a Half Century Business Award winner for 2005. This prestigious award is given to companies that have operated in Indiana for 50 years or more while demonstrating a high level of community involvement."

On November 9, Robert L. Stark, owner of The Waynedale News accepted the Half Century Award on behalf of Executive Editor Cindy Cornwell, the staff of The Waynedale...

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