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Kelli Cyr, Annette Wellman, and Lindsey VanDyck compare projects during the Great Egg Drop at Bishop Luers’ High School physics class.

Bishop Luers Physics class held their Great Egg Drop on October 13.

Jason Draper, Bishop Luers Physics teacher had his students build a device that would hold an egg and protect it from breaking when dropped from the top of the press box behind the Bishop Luers home football bleachers. The student's grades are based on how successful their drop is: how it landed, if it remained on target, creativity and originality, design (based on physics principals) and a follow up written report. The...

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Lady Knight Golfers (L) Kristi O’Brien and (R) Heather Hendrickson reflect on their round with close friend (center) Jordan Essman of Angola after finishing regionals at Noble Hawk. The Lady Knight Golfers came within just 3 strokes of advancing as a team to regional competition after posting a 365, their best 18-hole score of the year.

In 2004, Bishop Luers Lady Knights Golfteam surprised everyone. Led by the one-two punch of All Area selection senior Abbey Waltke and All-SAC freshman Kristi O'Brien (both from St. Therese), the Luers linksters had a winning record and advanced all the way to Regional. But after Waltke graduated, many people might have thought this year would be a down year.

Think again! Led by their NEW 1-2 combo of O'Brien and fellow sophomore Heather Hendrickson, Luers young and restless carved out another...

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Bishop John M. D'Arcy ordained Deacon David Ruppert, of Huntington, to the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church on Saturday, October 29, at 11:00 a.m. in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in downtown Fort Wayne.

Following the ordination Mass, the congregation was invited to a reception luncheon held at the nearby Grand Wayne Center.

Parishioners of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, Fort Wayne, gathered on Thursday, October 27, for a Holy Hour beginning at 7:00 p.m. to pray for...

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Now the University of Saint Francis women's basketball team has its work cut out for it after the Lady Cougars were designated the No. 6-ranked team in the NAIA Women's Division II Top 25 released Wednesday, October 26, 2005.

Entering their fifth season under the direction of head coach Gary Andrews, the Lady Cougars secured the highest ranking for the women's basketball program since they were rated No. 2 heading into the 1999-2000 campaign. USF finished 24-13 in 2004-05 advancing to the...

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On October 8, 2005, at the American Legion Fall Conference at Indianapolis, Haylie Marden, a 4th grade elementary student from Lindley Elementary School, received a plaque and a certificate for a $500 savings bond as the girl winner of the flag test program.

American Legion Post 296, 130 West Tillman Road, sponsored the contest. Approximately 26,000 4th grade students participated. 4th District Flag Etiquette Chairman from American Legion Post 296 -Larry Thiele and Indiana Department Commander...

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Ms. Stephanie Boss receiving the Fr. Tom O’Connor Award from Father Bob Schulte at the Hunger Walk.

On September 24, 2005 Ms. Stephanie Boss received the Father Tom Award to honor her many years of stewardship. Ms. Boss is a fourth grade teacher at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School and has been teaching all around the country for over 35 years.

The award was given to many people in the Fort Wayne community, who were recognized before for peace and justice issues, before the Hunger Walk.

Father Thomas O'Connor, for who the award is named after, was the priest of St. Mary's Catholic...

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As we enter peak deer-breeding season, more deer will be seen crossing roads and highways. Drivers need to be aware of their surroundings so that they can avoid deer collisions.

"Once the first frost arrives, male deer activity increases and we see more auto and deer collisions," says Allstate Agent Kevin Gwozdz. "Drivers need to be extra cautious from November to December to ensure that they do not hit deer running across the road during peak season. Not only can the deer be harmed, but it is...

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THE VETERAN. How do we give them the honor and respect that they have earned, and is a right due them when our heavenly Father calls them home to stand the eternal watch? Each and every Veteran, whether they belong to a veterans organization or not, is due a military service (if they or their family so desire).

But whom do they ask? The funeral director is a good place to start. Or call an AMERICAN LEGION, VFW, or AMVETS Post. One of the Post Officers will be more than willing to give...

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Tim Madru pulls these two king salmon out of the Muskegon River on Saturday, October 8, 2005.

It's that time of year again when the salmon start their yearly migration from Lake Michigan to the Croton Dam just northeast of Newaygo, Michigan. The king salmon were released into the Muskegon back in 2001 and after traveling downstream to Lake Michigan, had been feeding on alewives getting fat for their final journey back up stream. This year the weather has been warm and the yearly migration was later than usual, but there were still a fair share of salmon in the river.

Dan Madru and his...

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