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On October 5th 2002 at the Fall Conference of American Legion in Indianapolis, two students from Lindley Elementary School in Fort Wayne received awards of a $500 U.S. Savings Bond, each along with a plaque designating them the winners of the "Flag Test Program".

Approximately 24,000 4th grade students participated in the 11 districts of the American Legion from all over the state.

The girl winner was Amailia Kobelja. The boy winner was Logan Chaney. Their parents, with the principal Gerald...

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Mayor Graham Richard presented with the title “Colonel” by Belle Vista Neighborhood Leaders Paul and Billie Rykard at Study School.

Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Mayor Graham Richard spoke at the Southwest Neighborhood Association Meeting.

Billie and Paul Rykard of the Belle Vista Neighborhood Association surprised Mayor Richard by bestowing on him the honorary rank of "Kentucky Colonel", on behalf of the governor of Kentucky.

The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels Award is signed by Governor Paul E. Patton and Secretary of State, John Y. Brown. Commissions as Kentucky Colonels are presented for contributions to...

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AIRMAN SWIFT PART OF "OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM"

by Amy Pomeroy

 

Airman Kimberly L. Swift, 25, daughter of Patrick Swift of Fort Wayne is forward-deployed aboard the aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), in support of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. "After the attacks on September 11, 2001, I can now see how the Navy's on top of the problem. We're showing the enemy how strong we really are and that we're not to be messed with," said Swift. "Carriers have the best trained Sailors...

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Walt and Mary Lee Mitchell, of Sandpoint Road in Waynedale are celebrating their second year in the restaurant business. Mary Lee, who works for Kraft Foods, and Walt, who is a food service manager for Indiana Institute of Technology had always wanted to own their own business. The Snug Cafe came up for sale in Bluffton, Indiana two years ago and they were interested. After some investigating they found that the Snug had been in business since 1927, hence the Café is celebrating its...

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The Elmhurst Theatre Department proudly presents the Pulitzer Prize winning play Picnic by William Inge. The play will be presented November 1 and 2 at 7:30pm in the Elmhurst Auditorium.

Picnic is the tale of a stranger who comes to town and unwittingly becomes a catalyst for change; Picnic shakes up the lives of its typical characters, dredging up suppressed feelings and buried resentments. The play was later turned into a major motion picture starring, William Holden and Kim Novak.

In the...

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KEKIONGA MIDDLE SCHOOL

On Saturday, October 26, 2002, the Kekionga PTA would like to host their first garage sale. Kekionga patrons and community members may rent a table in our school to sell your garage sale materials. The fundraiser for the school would be in the renting of the tables and running the concession stand. NO percentage of your sales would be required. We need to proceed with the table rentals in order to proceed with the advertising, etc. Table rental is $10. Any...

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(L to R) Students from Don Goss’ Art Classes, Anna Townsend, Amy Blough, Keven McClain, ‘E’ Award Recipient Don Goss, 2001 Recipient Mathematics Teacher Matthew Smith, and ‘E’ Project Manager Dolly Bauman.

Don Goss, Art teacher at Elmhurst High School, has won the 'E' award, (Excellence in Education). Project 'E' is a catalyst for meaningful improvement in K-12 education in Indiana in conjunction with parents, community leaders, and educators. Its core values are:

1.Honesty and Integrity

2.Accountability

3.Lifelong learning

4.Quality teaching and teachers

5.Collaborations and partnerships

6.Mastery of basic academic subjects

 

This is the third year that Project 'E' has given awards to...

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Paul Hardy and his wife, Pat will be displaying their collection of corn husking pegs at the Corn Husking Contest in Huntington on October 19 and 20. This special metal hook quickly tears away the husk, exposes the ear, which is then tossed into the wagon.

The State and National Hand Corn Husking Contests will be held on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th, on Commercial Road in Huntington, Indiana. (Watch for the blue water tower just off of Hwy 24.)

For those of you who think corn husking has something to do with football—-an explanation. Corn husking is the process, in one move, of ripping an ear of corn off the stalks and out of the husks. As the husker moves down a row of corn, he/she throws the ears against the bang board into...

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Fortney Enterprises announces their upcoming production, "And the next president...is?" to be performed on Thursday, October 17th, Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th at Founders Hall, Taylor University. The evening performances will be at 7:30pm and on Saturday, a matinee is offered at 2pm. Taylor University is located on Rudisill Blvd, in Fort Wayne.

Over the past three years Fortney Enterprises has written, produced, and directed comedy plays like, "So...you're in the hospital?"...

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