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Photo by Jan Shupert-Arick “Zoom thru Zulu” is scheduled for this Sunday, October 9, 2005.  Experience the history of this old one-room schoolhouse and the annual 10K run event along old Lincoln Highway.

On Sunday, October 9, 2005 an open house sponsored by the Schoolhouse Restoration Committee will be held at the Jefferson #5 one-room schoolhouse from 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm. The schoolhouse, built in 1892, is located near the intersection of Bertrand Road and the old Lincoln Highway, just west of St. Louis Besancon Catholic Church, and east of New Haven, IN at the historic French settlement of Besancon. Look for the church steeple north of U.S. 30. The public is invited to tour the schoolhouse...

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St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is pleased to announce that 27 students have been named 2005 Great Lakes Scholars.

Winners include:

Jeffrey Andrews

Alexis Baker

Anthony Baldassari

Kailyn Baumgartner

Kara B. Baumgartner

Erin M. Conroy

Caroline Doelling

Morgan K. Galecki

Amanda Gigli

Lauren Hellinger

Drew Hentz

Emily Hentz

Bryce Hill

Rachel Hyder

Amy Krach

Emily Krach

Olivia Lee

Anna McNamara

Nicholas Miles

Ryan Petrill


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Julie Hollingsworth, Athletic Director and Mark Redding, Girl's Basketball Coach, held the Fifth Annual Elmhurst Athletic Golf Outing on Sunday, October 2. The golf outing was a Florida Scramble, which gave prizes for the longest drive; longest putt, closest to the hole and skin money. The weather for the annual outing was more like summer than fall, as the temperatures were in the 80's.

The winning team this year shot a 20 under par 52, captained by Elmhurst grad, Woodie Klepfer, Class of...

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Families will have plenty of fun choices for free events this weekend, October 7th and 8th. And the selection of activities presented by the Parks and Recreation Department ranges from old-fashioned farming to state-of-the-art ice!

Friday and Saturday, families are welcome to Salomon Farm's Harvest Fest for a celebration of the history and culture of the American Farm. This is the third year to offer unique exhibits and hands-on activities.

Dates, times and location are: October 7, 10:00...

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George DeRoche, President of Greenway Consortium, discusses funding for the Towpath Trail currently being developed.

It all started back in 1975. At that time the River Greenway system was a long desired dream of Ernest Williams, editor of the News Sentinel. He envisioned a way to bring back the beauty and use of the three rivers that played a part in the early history of Fort Wayne. Ernie felt the Fort Wayne's three rivers should serve a purpose for recreation. His dream was to create a series of trails along the banks of the rivers for hiking and biking.

The Consortium created by Ernie was mainly for...

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Jimmy Smith called The Waynedale News Friday, September 9. He wanted to report a very large hornets nest at his residence at 3710 Elmhurst Drive. Smith said, "It's the biggest hornet's nest I ever saw."

"Are they bald-faced hornets?" I asked.

"I don't know what they are, but they're big. I was trying to trim my trees and they started buzzing around my head."

I grabbed the camera and went over to have a look. On my way, I called Rob Jackson of Jackson Pest Management. "What do you know about...

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Members of the Wayne Lady Generals’ Volleyball Team include: #4 Brittney Kennedy, #2 Jamie Pyle, #7 Aquaysha Kyles, #12 Kelsea Jackson (on bench), #6 Kristie Wyss, #8 Emily Osburn, #10 Ashlee Baker (digging for the ball) and #1 Lindsay Reighter (not shown).

The Lady Generals are lead by first-year Head Coach Faith Purkiser. It was hot and muggy, Monday night, September 12 in the Wayne High School gymnasium. The Wayne Lady Generals were pitted against the Heritage Patriots coached by Jay Lahrman.

In the old days, volleyball used to be a weekend, beer drinking kind of game, but new rules and new attitudes have turned this sport into a special type of athletic activity.

One of the fans had on a shirt that read, "Volleyball is just like football...

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Paige Koomler of Wayne High School beats Adrienne Bigelow of Huntington North to the ball in Wayne’s 5-0 victory on September 15, 2005.

It was a partly cloudy afternoon, Thursday, September 15, when the Wayne Lady Generals took the field against the Huntington North girl's soccer team. The Lady Generals are coached by Dusti Bontempo and had a 3 and 5 season going into Thursday night's game. Ryan Hosler coaches Huntington North.

The Lady Generals play their home games on the field west of the football stadium at Wayne High School.

This is the final year for Wayne's senior standout Paige Koomler who was the City's leading...

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Bishop Luers has been selected as one of the top 50 Catholic High Schools in the nation for the second year in a row. The Catholic High School Honor Roll recognizes the nation's top 50 high schools based on their demonstrated commitment to academic excellence, Catholic identity, and civic education. The Honor Roll recognizes schools that both embrace a vibrant Catholic identity and instill an appreciation of the social, political and economic dimensions of the world that students will engage.

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