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Abe Shelley wins World Skeet shoot

Abe Shelley, grandson of Waynedale resident, Marceille Shelley, bagged five medals, including two golds, in the Junior World Skeet Shooting Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas.

Shelley, 14, participated in the Sub-Junior Competition. The event consisted of shooting 100 rounds (clay birds) in doubles, 12-gauge, 20 gauge, 28 gauge, and .410 gauge, totaling 500 targets.

The competitors are placed in classes according to age and target average scores compiled in...

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While on vacation, my wife and I were traveling south on Pennsylvania State Route 160, on our way from Johnstown to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We were in the general vicinity of the Flight 93 National Memorial so we decided to stop by. We were enjoying the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside when we saw off in the distance two giant cranes, sitting idle in the noonday sun. The countryside consisted of rolling hills and re-claimed strip mines. The cranes that were used to support draglines for...

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On Sunday, August 27th at The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Father Robert Schulte baptized Sebastian Gianni Gatto.

He is the son of Gianni Gatto and Heidi (Hanchar) Gatto, Germany. Godparents are Tom and Susie Hanchar, Indianapolis, Indiana.

To the parents and all family members we offer our "congratulations" and ask God's blessings on each of them.

Adam M. Kaiser and Candice N. Harz will be married on September 30, 2006 at 4:30pm at St. John Flatrock Lutheran Church in Hoagland. The reception will follow at 6:00pm at Lighted Gardens in Ossian, Indiana.

Adam is the son of Mike and Cindy Kaiser, formerly of Waynedale, and the grandson of Geri Murphy of Fort Wayne.

Candice is the daughter of Carl and Lisa Harz and granddaughter of Howard and Nancy Harz, all of Waynedale. Candice is also the granddaughter of Barb Monhollen of Fort Wayne and...

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Fort Wayne Fire Department and International Association of Fire Fighters Local 124 were out Thursday through Saturday, August 24-26, with their "Fill the Boot" Campaign to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).

Last year, IAFF Local 124 led in both the State and Eighth District in the amount of money collected for MDA and has done so for the past nine years," said Captain Randy Zion, Fort Wayne Fire Department Firefighter and IAFF Local 124 Chairman. "And this year on...

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(L-R): Tony Mowery, NISAR Chief of Operations, and his dog, Aubrey; Fort Wayne Fire Department Scuba Team member, Lea Walker; John Nichter, Fort Wayne Disaster Response Team; and in the water, Fort Wayne Fire Department Scuba Team member Dan Schmitt.

On Saturday, August 26, 2006 the Fort Wayne Fire Department Scuba Team and the Northern Indiana Search and Rescue (NISAR) team trained at Stone Lake, behind FWFD Station #5 off of Bluffton Road.

The focus of the training was to use the NISAR's search dog's ability to smell to help pinpoint the location of drowning or near-drowning victims.

"It was a great opportunity to train with NISAR and their search dogs," said Battalion Chief Brian Meeks, FWFD Special Operations. "The chance to practice...

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Tuesday morning, August 15, 2005 the crews were tearing up the old concrete on Old Trail Road. Work was progressing as a Bobcat operator controlling an air-hammer, broke apart concrete. The Bobcat was followed by a back-hoe, which loaded the old pavement into a large dump truck. Another Bobcat followed up the procession, preparing the roadway
for repaving.

Community School of the Arts offers a full slate of arts instructional experiences- piano, guitar, voice, dance, art, and drama from early grades through adult. Instructors are qualified to assist students and help them to enjoy and gain skills in the arts.

The September 12 golf outing to benefit the Fort Wayne Historical Society will be going vintage at Autumn Ridge Golf Course on Auburn Rd. In keeping with the nature of the event, players will find their own unique way to celebrate area or golfing history by dressing up as their favorite historical figure, wearing vintage attire or using antique clubs.

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