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photo by rls #22 Jared Richards leads the Wayne Generals in congratulating the Elmhurst High School Trojans on their second win of the season. Elmhurst won the game 31 - 13 on Friday, September 13, 2003.

Bishop Luers

The Principal, Mary Keefer, of Bishop Luers High School announced recently that Clint Rorick and Joe Isca have been named Semifinalists in the 2003 National Merit Scholarship program.

To become Finalists, Semifinalists must have a record of very high academic performance, be endorsed and recommended by their school principal, andearn SAT scores that confirm their earlier qualifying test performance. The Semifinalist and a school official must submit a detailed scholarship...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and filmmaker, David Turnley, during the opening of the St. Francis exhibition.  (background) Photo of McClellan Street couple on their back porch, behind the old post office in Fort Wayne, was taken during David’s high school days at Elmhurst.

On Friday, September 5th, 2003 Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and documentary filmmaker, David Turnley, was available for an interview at the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center at the University of Saint Francis. The interview session with the 1973 Elmhurst Graduate was preliminary to two events featuring Turnley's work this past weekend: Friday, September 5, his award-winning documentary film La Tropical was shown for the first time in Fort Wayne at the Cinema...

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Neil Armstrong first walked on the moon on July 20th, 1969. In the 34 years that followed, Neil has given very few interviews and lived an extremely private life. Famous writers such as Stephen Ambrose and James Mitchner have vied for the privilege of writing Neil Armstrong's biography but the task has fallen to former Waynedale resident Jim Hansen.

Jim Hansen grew up in Waynedale, just down the street from The Waynedale News. His old house is located between Wells Accounting and H&R Block...

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On Labor Day, September 1st, 2003 the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #248 held its 1st ever Muscular Dystrophy Marathon. It was a huge success. The Aerie would like to thank the members for making it a great event. Special thanks to all those who volunteered to help, along with the following karaoke groups who volunteered their time: George & Betty, Music Makers, Blackbeard, and Tunes on Tap. This years' chairman was Roy Chapman who organized the entire event.

President Carl "Cid" Didier...

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“End of Summer” Picnic Volunteers. Thanks everyone!

Several years ago I talked to Waynedale residents about having an 'end of summer' parade and picnic. After all, we have a Memorial Day Parade and Picnic at the beginning of summer. I had some T-shirts printed but we never got organized enough to pull it off. I kept talking to residents and neighborhood associations. This year, with help from Councilman Hayhurst, neighbors and local businesses, the dream of a fall, end-of-summer, picnic became a reality. On August 31, 2003 the Community...

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BRONZE STAR MEDAL FOR WWII VETERANS WHO RECEIVED THE COMBAT INFANTRY BADGE OR THE COMBAT MEDICAL BADGE

The Allen County Veterans' Service Officer is looking for World War II Army veterans who earned the Army's Combat Infantry Badge or the Combat Medical Badge. Veterans who have earned either badge and did not receive the Bronze Star Medal are authorized to receive this award. Orders for this award are being placed through Senator Lugar's office to expedite delivery to the Allen County...

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Cannons boom and wisps of smoke curl upward as a city park is transformed into a Hoosier settlement of the late 1800s. The occasion is the 28th annual Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival. To be held Saturday and Sunday, September 27 and 28, at Hier's Park on the south side of Huntington, Indiana. From Fort Wayne, take Highway 24 to Huntington and then follow the arrowhead signs.

Hours are 10am to 6pm Saturday and 9am to 5pm Sunday. Breakfast is served beginning at 7am Sunday with a worship...

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On Friday and Saturday, September 19 and 20, 2003 Wal-Mart at 1710 AppleGlen Blvd. will be hosting a Speaking of Women's Health Community Event. This event will occur from 10am to 4pm.

Wal-Mart is a proud supporter of Speaking of Women's Health, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating women to make informed decisions about their health, well-being and personal safety. Speaking of Women's Health is a national foundation that encourages women to explore their physical and mental...

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photo by rls Coach Roosevelt Norfleet talks to the press at Elmhurst High School pep rally on Monday, August 25, 2003.

Elmhurst 27, Dwenger 23. If you beat the best, you are the best.

I know, all you naysayers out there will be saying, "It was a fluke", or, "It won't happen again," but truth is, for seven days the Elmhurst Trojan's are the best team in Class 4A football. Will it last for 14 days? 21 days? A whole season?

For those of us who have been following EHS football, this is not totally unexpected. We watched last year as the Trojans would put together a good offensive drive to score a touchdown...

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