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The children and families of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Preschool in Waynedale collected nearly $200 for a Lutheran Preschool in New Orleans.

"This preschool has lost everything and will need our support of generous gifts and prayers in order to reopen and serve their surrounding community," said Sue Doepner, Director at Mr. Calvary.

The teachers decorated a tree with bell-shaped ornaments, each one having a picture of an item used in a preschool classroom. The families were invited to choose an...

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After almost three years, the manuscript is now complete, and is being sent to the printer. The Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society and the Allen County Genealogical Society announced the completion of the manuscript for the Fort Wayne - Allen County History Book on Wednesday, January 4. This is to be the largest comprehensive narrative history of Allen County in nearly 100 years. The first since Bert J. Griswold's Pictorial History of Fort Wayne published in 1917.

What was initially...

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The letter from Mitch Daniels, Governor of the State of Indiana, read, "Congratulations! The Waynedale News has been selected as a Half Century Business Award winner for 2005. This prestigious award is given to companies that have operated in Indiana for 50 years or more while demonstrating a high level of community involvement."

On November 9, Robert L. Stark, owner of The Waynedale News accepted the Half Century Award on behalf of Executive Editor Cindy Cornwell, the staff of The Waynedale...

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Florence Belle Paxton celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family on January 1 at Lutheran Homes. She lived in her own home until she was 100 and has been very happy and contented since she moved to the Lutheran facility. She enjoys wheeling herself down the halls and greeting everyone she meets.

On January 1, near the Indiana-Ohio state line, Florence was born to Melville and Linnie (DeWeese) Driscoll. Her father was a tenant farmer. When she was three weeks old the family moved to...

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Pictured with Senator Lugar are: Zack Miller and Emily Terrell-Carroll HS, Abram Magner and James Pierce-Heritage HS, and Jesse Christman and Jennifer Kruse-Woodlan HS. Christine Moser and Heather Davidson-Elmhurst HS, Laura Ardington and Patrick Hackler-Canterbury School, Augusta Pryor and Jon Welling-Bishop Luers HS, Samy Younis and Melissa Richeson-Northrop HS, and Ben Crum and Vincent Edwards-Paul Harding HS. Bret Angel-Bishop Dwenger HS, Annita Tanksley-Wayne HS, Abby Christman-East Noble HS, and Larry Buchanan, Galen Harden, Hari Vasu, Mack O’Shaughnessy and Puja Parikh-Homestead HS.

More than 450 high school juniors and 105 accompanying adults attended the 29th Annual Richard G. Lugar Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders held December 10, 2005 on the campus of the University of Indianapolis.

Lugar opened the day speaking without notes and answering students' questions for 50 minutes.

During his address, he discussed Iraq, the budget deficit and trade imbalance, energy prices, and the need for developing more sustainable energy. Additionally, he detailed the current state of...

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Tom Minnick was recently named new head football coach at Joliet Junior College, in Illinois.

Minnick replaces legendary Coach Bob MacDougall, who resigned on December 1 after coaching the Wolves for six seasons. Minnick and MacDougall aren't strangers. MacDougall compiled a 48-17 record at JJC. Minnick played two years (1986-87) as a quarterback for MacDougall at DuPage before becoming a Chaparrals Assistant for seven years (1991-97).

Tom Minnick believes he is up to the challenge. So do...

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Jennifer Yoquelet and Jerry Marquardt hold the June Curry Trail Angel Award. They are standing in front of a touring bike supplied by Summit City Bicycles.

Jennifer Yoquelet and the Monoroeville Community Park Board received the Trail Angels Award from Adventuring Cycling Association. Charles Pace, from Columbus, Ohio and a representative of Adventure Cycling presented the award on December 6, 2005. Adventure Cyclist magazine provides its readers with bicycle route development and mapping with 33,000 miles of National Bike Route networks, which includes two routes that go through Monroeville.

The Community Park Board of Monroeville, Indiana, a...

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Salway Family - Farm established in 1864.

Lieutenant Governor Becky Skillman and Agriculture Director Andy Miller presented the semi-annual Hoosier Homestead Awards. The awards honored Indiana farms that have been in the same family for at least 100 consecutive years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products per year. During the ceremony in October, the state recognized farms as centennial (100 years), sesquicentennial (150 years) or bicentennial (200 years) homesteads.

"Hoosier farmers are...

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"Memorable Cookouts from Hoosier Farms"

U. S. Senator Dick Lugar recently announced the county winners for the 2005-2006 Dick Lugar Youth Essay Contest.

Eighth grade students throughout Indiana wrote essays focusing on this year's theme, "Memorable Cookouts from Hoosier Farms." Students were asked to reflect on cookouts they have shared with their families and then describe the items on the menu that made them spectacular. The participants were instructed to consider the nutritional value...

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