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Lois Widner, principal at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School, directs children singing in the National Anthem Choir during the "You Can Lend A Hand" fundraiser night at a recent Komet hockey game. The game was sponsored by Burger King and the choir was made of area Catholic School students.

On January 28, several Bishop Luers' students participated at the Indiana State School Music Association (I.S.S.M.A.) District Solo and Ensemble contest for winds, strings and percussion, hosted by Wayne High School.

Jessica Georgi received a Gold rating on a Group 2 Trumpet solo

Mandi Lazzaro received a Gold rating on a Group 2 Xylophone solo

Veronica Baker received a Gold rating on a Group 1 Violin solo, and earned the opportunity to compete at the I.S.S.M.A. State Solo and Ensemble...

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On the pilgrimage from Bishop Luers High School to St. Therese parish.

Students from Bishop Luers High School, St. Therese Elementary, faculty, parents and friends joined together for a service "entrusting" the Jubilee Pilgrim Cross of the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend.

During the service on Friday, February 3, 2006, Father Joe Rulli spoke of "keeping God as your companion...not only on the journey of carrying the cross from Luers to St. Therese parish, but throughout your life." He spoke of accepting this cross—His cross. "Accept it with trust," he said...

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photo by Corissa Baker The Jubilee Pilgrim Cross traveled downtown to the abortion clinic on February 9, 2006 where students from Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger High Schools as well as St. Therese Catholic School and Father Joe Rulli peacefully prayed for the women and their babies.

"Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants." Mother Theresa.

Every Thursday at 7 a.m., whether it is 0 degrees or 80 degrees, a dedicated group of high school students are making a difference. Between 60-80 Bishop Luers and Bishop Dwenger students roll out of bed early and meet on Webster Street, the location of Fort Wayne's abortion clinic.

Before 7 a.m. on February 9, the Jubilee Pilgrim Cross was transported downtown...

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The Roanoke Baptist Blazers High School varsity basketball team ended the month of January on fire, having won three in a row and 9 of eleven. The wheels came off over the next ten days, however, as the Blazers lost to 3 of their next 4 opponents. Even more discouraging than the losses themselves was the overall team performance. Roanoke's play was best described as a lazy defense, sloppy offense and an overall lack of effort.

The Blazers entered this week like a prizefighter down for the...

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Lock-down defense, home court fans and sizzling second-half shooting earned the University of Saint Francis women's basketball team a 72-62 win over eighth-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University and with the win at least a share of the 2006 Mid-Central Conference regular season championship.

Along with defense that limited defending MCC champs IWU (23-5, 10-4 MCC) to 37 percent shooting in the second half (11 for 30), the Lady Cougars connected on 65 percent (13 for 20) shooting in the second...

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Marine Corps Pvt. Travis L. Day, son of Edward Day of Fort Wayne, Indiana recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Day and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m., by running three miles and performing calisthenics. In addition to the physical conditioning program, Day spent numerous hours in classroom and field assignments, which included learning first aid...

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On the occasion of the celebration of the Sesquicentennial Jubilee of the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend a cross has been constructed, called the Jubilee Pilgrim Cross. This Jubilee Cross is a processional cross that has been fabricated by Roethele Lumber, Fort Wayne and stained and lettered by Te Deum Creations and Restorations in LaOtto, Indiana. "Recognizing that it is by the Cross of Christ that many graces have been poured forth on this diocese," said Bishop D'Arcy, "this cross will...

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Kristie Wyss at Wayne High School with Wayne Athletic Director Adam Swinford.

Kristi Wyss, a senior at Wayne High School signed a letter of intent to play volleyball for Indiana Tech University here in Fort Wayne. Kristi has lettered in three sports, basketball, volleyball and fast-pitch softball and will receive the Wayne Blanket award for outstanding athletes.

Christie is the daughter of Theresa and Stan Wyss and resides on Ferguson Road. She attended Saint Aloysius Elementary School and is looking forward to the upcoming girls basketball game against Bishop Luers on...

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