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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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(l-r) Exchange Student from Vera Cruz, Mexico Ana Karen Becerra, with the Aguirre family from St. Therese Parish Kim, Javeon, Monica and Gerry.

Life sometimes takes drastic turns. Junior Ana Becerra understands this concept well. Barely four months ago, she was sitting in beautiful Vera Cruz, Mexico with her parents, enjoying the summer sunshine and the seaside city. Now she is living in a foreign country with a family not her own and attending a school full of strangers. Becerra is an exchange student, living life a bit differently than the average Bishop Luers' student.

Through the help of an exchange program, C.A.S.E., Becerra has...

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***PJ Wilson and Cameron Jordan have been named National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Americans, two of just 76 nationwide to be so recognized. They will be honored at the NSCAA convention in Philadelphia January, 2006. This is the first time in Indiana that two players from the same school were named to the team in the same year. Cameron and PJ are the sixth and seventh Canterbury players selected for the team since 1987.

***The Canterbury boys' soccer team received the NSCAA...

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Baby Jesus is missing from 2615 Belle Vista Boulevard. This Christmas Nativity scene in the Belle Vista area had won fourth prize in the annual Belle Vista Christmas Display Contest.

The owners would like the person or persons who stole Jesus, sometime around Christmas Day, to bring him back.

If you have any information on this theft please call 747-7163.

On December 10, 2005 Bishop Luers High School hosted the first annual Corey Kennerk Memorial Wrestling Invitational. Corey tragically passed away two years ago in an automobile accident while on his way home from work. He was a sophomore at Bishop Luers.

Corey and his father, Tim, a 1985 graduate of Bishop Luers, both wrestled for Bishop Luers. When Corey was in 6th grade, he attended a wrestling camp and continued to wrestle from that time on.

The Kennerk family felt that this was the...

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