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Fort Wayne Mayor Graham Richard has been selected to receive the 2005 Star Award from the Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council for being a leader in broadband technology.

The FTTH Board of Governors presents an annual Star Award to a person, community or company that has gone above and beyond what is expected in the promotion of fiber optics.

"I am pleased that Fort Wayne is being recognized as a technology leader," said Mayor Richard. "Fiber-to-the-premises technology has endless possibilities...

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It's an unfortunate fact that burglars know how easy it is to break into most homes or apartments. That's why thieves usually spend less than two minutes trying to get a window or door open before giving up and looking for an easier target.

"By taking some relatively simple and inexpensive precautions, you can make your house a difficult, and less attractive, target for thieves," says Allstate Agent Kevin Gwozdz. "Doing this will provide a more secure environment for you and your loved...

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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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