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It was a full house at Lafayette Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana. Unfortunately about two thirds of the crowd were wearing Gary Roosevelt gold instead of Elmhurst red and gray. Gary Roosevelt, was the #1 high school basketball team in the state and they have a huge fan base. They had hoped to eliminate Elmhurst from the Semi-State tournament and go on to Conseco Fieldhouse to win a state championship ring.

Elmhurst Coach Keith Edmonds, and the varsity basketball team had another...

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Unit 384 Officers prepare for final sendoff on Monday, March 17, 2003 during their working lunch at Azars Restaurant.

Across the country, military families and friends reacted to the start of war with a mix of fear and hope that their loved ones would soon return. On Saturday, March 15th, Sunday 16th, and Monday 17th Azars Restaurant in Waynedale welcomed hundreds of men and women from Unit 384 Reserve, a company that is headquartered here in Fort Wayne. These heroes are from the Military Police and Medic Units. They were mobilized on March 15th and moved out at noon on Tuesday, March 18th.

The mood was...

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2003 Elmhurst Trojan Varsity Bowling Team. (kneeling l-r)  Alex Dawson, Justin Harper, and Wilbert Rowland. (standing l-r)  Coach Ron Hibbert, Keith Johnson, Steve Croghan, Cesar Guzman, Brian Byanskie, and Coach Jeff Dreyfus.

Congratulations to the Elmhurst Trojan Varsity Bowling Team. They successfully defended their regional championship title on Saturday, March 22nd at Cooper's Sport Bowl in Anderson, IN.

Team members include: Keith Johnson, Cesar Guzman, Justin Harper, Brian Byanskie, Steven Croghan, Alex Dawson, and Wilbert Rowald.

In the Semi-State tournament, they placed 2nd out of 12 teams to qualify for the State Tournament which will be held on Saturday, April 5th at Woodland Bowl in...

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photo by Rob Jackson “Rally for America” at Kruse Auction Park - Saturday, March 22, 2003.

"I just wanted to do something positive to show my support for the troops," said Bill Stark of Coverdale Road, Yoder Indiana. It seems like the news media always cover the anti-war rallies and not the pro-American events."

Bill and his wife Linda traveled to the Kruse Auction Park and participated in an event that was 100 times bigger than any anti-war rally in this area. Glenn Beck, a syndicated talk show host, and an organizing committee put on the Rally for America.

"There were so many...

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The drive down Lower Huntington Road has been markedly changed over the past twelve months. Last year, on March 24th land that had been just days before a pea-graveled playground was transformed into the "launch pad" for the realization of a church's dream. On Palm Sunday 2002, parishioners and friends of St. Therese Catholic Church gathered with Bishop D'Arcy for the ground breaking ceremony of the new church—actually the first church building for St. Therese Parish constructed specifically as...

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Front row from left: Austin Steenman, Jethro McConnell, and Alex Steenman.  Back row from left: Andrew Lamping, Kenneth Aschliman, and Noe Flores.

Several Waynedale residents are members of Memorial Park Middle School's Jazz Band known as "Big Noise!" Big Noise has been invited to participate in North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison, Texas on April 4-6th. Auditions were by compact disc recordings or videotapes and Memorial Park's musicians were the only middle school jazz band in the United States selected to participate. All other groups at the festival are high school or college groups. The festival includes having the students...

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St. John the Baptist Students to Attend Leadership Conference in DC

by Julie Crouch

Matthew Schenkel, Max Hall and Joseph Crouch, seventh graders at St. John the Baptist School of Fort Wayne have been selected to attend the Junior National Young Leaders Conference from April 12 to April 17 in Washington D.C. JrNYLC is a unique leadership development program for middle school students.

Themed "The Legacy of America Leadership, " JrNYLC introduces young people to the rich tradition of...

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Commander Charlie Rathsack of American Legion Post 241 stands in front of the newly applied yellow ribbons which are placed in support of and in hopes of a safe return of our troops in Kuwait.

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION Indiana Chapter One

The monthly meeting of the Korean War Veterans Association, Indiana Chapter One will be April 12th at the American Legion Post 82 on Harris Road. Breakfast begins at 7am with the meeting starting at 9am promptly. Friends and spouses are welcome also as are new member prospects.

ATTENTION QUIET WARRIORS CHAPTER

We will be meeting this month at Atz's on Tillman Rd. Ft. Wayne on April 5th, at 11 a.m. in their back room. We also welcome any...

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Jubilation!   L-R, James Hardy #34, Chad Edmonds #33, Charles Pearson #32, and John Lauck #22.

The first game of the Class 3A Sectional pitted Elmhurst against Wayne. Elmhurst was coming off a 16-5 season and had the best record in the New Haven Sectional. The Trojans won the game 64-43. Joe Poindexter had 17 points and James Hardy scored 15. Wayne was led by Sylvester Mayes with 19 points. Elmhurst concentrated on defending Mayes, as he was the leading scorer in the SAC, with 26.9 PPG.

The second game at New Haven High School placed the Harding Hawks against the Bishop Luers...

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