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Helping others is usually a two-fold benefit. The one receiving the assistance is ever so grateful. The one giving the help obtains a sense of satisfaction knowing you made a difference. Now the community of Waynedale has the opportunity to help one of our own.

A group of Minnie's (Minnie's Diner) friends are sponsoring a cancer benefit in her honor on Sunday, July 16, 2006. The benefit has something for everyone including food, fun, and live entertainment. All events will be held at AMVETS#33...

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Karl Joseph and Betty Klingler will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on June 28th. They were married in 1941 at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, Fort Wayne.

Their children are Carole Greiger, Bob and Tom Klingler of Fort Wayne and Jim Klingler of Wolcottville. Their daughter Mary Ann Buonomo passed from this life in 2001.

Karl and Betty have 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Karl is the owner of Klingler Jewelers and is still working at the age of 87. Betty is a...

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Frank J. and Janet K. Bontempo are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Their children are Julie Ward and Lori Quintero of Fort Wayne, Donnie Lewis of Crossville, Tennessee, Greg of Hebron, Indiana, Jeff of Indianapolis, and Bryan Rorick.

The Bontempo family and friends will celebrate the event at Lester's.

"There is beauty in the sunlight and the soft blue beams above. Oh, the world is full of beauty when the heart is full of love." Congratulations on your wedding anniversary.

Shantel Lahr has been taking Dance at Dance LTD with owner Sandi Bearman for the past 10 years doing classes in Ballet for 6 years, Tap for 8 years, Jazz for 7 years, Hiphop for 2 years, and Clogging for 3 years. She will be receiving a 10-year award of Dance Excellence and perfect attendance for the past 8 years, which she will receive at the 20th Annual Dance Recital Celebration of Dance, at Wayne High School. We are very proud of our daughter and how dedicated she is to her dance and what...

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Do you recycle your cans? Recent statistics show that many Americans do take recycling seriously. The Steel Recycling Institute reports that the recycling rate for steel cans in the United States grew to 63 percent in 2005. A total of 1.4 million tons of steel cans was recycled back into various steel products last year.

In each of the past five years, the Steel Recycling Institute has achieved its goal of making steel cans the country's most recycled packaging material. This may seem...

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Students from St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School recently participated in a stewardship project called Bless Our Troops. Names of servicemen were given to the school from parish and school families. Classrooms then "adopted" the servicemen. Students wrote letters or drew pictures as well as lighting a candle and praying for the serviceman, his troop, and his family every day.

Mrs. Mary Stark and her fourth grade class had a recent visit from their "adopted" serviceman, Capt. Mike Holifield. Capt...

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Bishop John M. D'Arcy has announced a number of priests' and deacon assignments throughout the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, as follows: 

 

Effective July 6:

Fr. Thomas Lombardi has been appointed pastor of St. Joseph Parish, Hessen Cassel

 

Effective July 15:

Deacon Anthony Steinacker, who is scheduled to be ordained to the priesthood in October, has been assigned to St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Fort Wayne
Two deacons who have one year remaining in the seminary have been given...

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Bishop Luers HS

 

Valedictorian: Allson Meyers
Parents: Matthew and Angela Meyers
Future Plans: Allison plans on attending Ball State University to study healthcare (nursing and pharmacy).

 

Salutatorian: Jessica Wyss
Parents: Paul and Kim Wyss
Future Plans: Jessica plans on attending Ball State University to study Actuary Science.

 

 

Elmhurst HS

 

Valedictorian: Daniel Botteron
Parents: Maureen and Jaime Botteron
Future Plans: Daniel plans to attend Middlebury College of Vermont. Major...

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Paul H. and Helen J. Lichtsinn will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 8. They were married at St. Peter's Catholic Church.

Their children are Vicki Blauvelt, Debbie Hall of Fort Wayne, and Renee Prochniak of Racine, Wisconsin. They also have six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

The Lichtsinn's will celebrate with a family dinner at a restaurant.

They both retired from General Electric Co.

Paul met Helen when he visited the Magnavox Co. when he was on leave from the...

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