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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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With Halloween season soon upon us The Waynedale News asked a few "older" kids, now lawyers, engineers, business consultants, and business owners, from the Waynedale area what they remember doing on Halloween. Some of them recalled playing a few of the following practical jokes. Perhaps you were one of those pranksters. Harmless, and often hilarious, our readers relate stories on some of those pranks and happenings around Waynedale.

"Halloween is coming and I am afraid the glory days of...

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Neil Armstrong okayed the first authorized biography of his life to Dr. Jim Hansen, an Elmhurst High School graduate.  Dr. Hansen will be available for book signing on Thursday, October 27, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, West Jefferson location.

Dr. Jim Hansen, Department of History at Auburn University will be available for a book signing on Thursday, October 27, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4140 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jim grew up in Waynedale in the sixties. He lived at 2501 Lower Huntington Road in the house that is now The Hair Company.

Jim went to school at Waynedale Elementary, Kekionga and Elmhurst and as a youngster was involved in local sports programs. He was a bowler at the old Smitty's Bowling...

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