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Krista Leffers, a senior at Bishop Luers, is a finalist for the Wendy's High School Heisman award. On Sunday, November 13th Krista along with her parents, Steve and Karen Leffers and Bishop Luers Principal, Mary Keefer attended an awards luncheon at the RCA Dome. Krista and the other Indiana finalists were honored on the football field prior to the Colts/Houston Texans game.

The Wendy's High School Heisman recognizes high school students throughout the country who excel in academics, athletics...

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God has blessed us so with your love, 

The best picture of the year was Going My Way, Judy Garland was singing "This Heart of Mine" on the radio, and Harry Truman served as President. For us, November 3, 1945, was the luckiest day of our lives. That was the day you spoke the words of promise, hope, and a new life together; the day you were married.

Dad provided for the family by working at American Hoist and Derrick until his retirement. Mom was a stay-at-home mom until we were all well...

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Giving to soldiers away from home these Waynedale Elementary students are sending 400 handcrafted ornaments to Iraq.

Remembering not only the veterans who have long since passed on, but also the ones who continue to serve and are currently defending our nation and our values a Veterans Day Assembly was held on Thursday, November 10, 2005 honoring all veterans.

The Pledge of Allegiance began the program with the advanced recorders and the chorus playing and singing tunes about our everyday...

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Family Life Center and current site of worship

"Celebrate God's Goodness from Generation to Generation" is the theme of Avalon Missionary Church's 50th anniversary. A special combined worship service will be held on Sunday, November 20, at 9:30 AM followed by an all church potluck dinner. In the afternoon a gathering of praise and remembrance will be held at 2:00 PM. Several former pastors as well as denominational leaders will participate in the service.

The history of the Avalon Missionary Church had its beginning sometime before 1920...

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The Lady Blazers of Roanoke Baptist School traveled to Louisville, KY to participate in a 5-state volleyball tournament.

They entered the tournament with a perfect 14-0 record and took the first match against Zion's Hill with no trouble. Then they came up against a tough Madison team and lost their first match of the year, not playing their best. Calculating their chances to get into the championship game, they decided to purposely lose the next game against Northwest. This meant that if they...

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With a Blue Star Banner Flag proudly displayed in their home, Tony Moore relaxes with mom and dad during his brief stay back home on Indiana Avenue, Thursday, November 3, 2005.

The Blue Star Banner, or Service flag as it is sometimes called, can be seen in the front window of the Moore home on Indiana Avenue. This red flag with a blue star is proudly displayed because Kevin and Blaise Moore's son, Tony, is serving overseas.

Tony, a 2003 graduate of Bishop Luers High School, has already served 9 months in Iraq, as a lance corporal in the Marines-IMEF-sensor operation. Tony was recently welcomed home for two weeks, and will soon return to proudly serve our country...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell  Fourth-grade students (dressed as their favorite saint), Father Joe Rulli and Principal Michael Briggs from St. Therese gathered in The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne along with more than 600 students on Monday, October 31 for the All Saints Day Mass.

Area Catholic fourth-grade school students, teachers, staff and parents gathered in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne on Monday, October 31, 2005 for an All Saints Day Mass. More than 600 students, principals, teachers and parents participated through prayer, petitions and singing. Bishop John M. D'Arcy, of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend presided at the Mass with many local and area priests, including Father Joe Rulli from St. Therese in Waynedale, serving as...

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 Steam Engine 765 is back in service after 12 years and $70,000 worth of repairs, Friday, October 28, 2005.

The Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society rolled out Nickel Plate Railroad Engine #765 on Friday, October 28, 2005. It was a cool, crisp, autumn afternoon when the huge steam engine once again came to life just east of New Haven at 15808 Edgerton Road. The refurbished engine is the result of over 10,000 man-hours and an expenditure of over $70,000 dollars.

This locomotive is a reminder of by-gone eras of transportation. Early pioneers traveled into this area via horseback and canoe. From the...

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Carolyn Crimi, noted children's author from Chicago, visited kindergarten and first grade students at St. Joseph - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Fort Wayne on September 16. Crimi led the students on a "story hunt" which demonstrated her writing process and ideas on developing stories.

Lois Widner, Principal at SJSEAS states, "This was a wonderful opportunity for our younger students to learn how to think creativity. Not only does this promote a love of reading, it also stresses the...

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