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Elmhurst High School seniors, Aaron Mann and Lauren Zuber, made state finals in the Scripted Duo category at the National Forensic League Speech District competition that was held at Snider High School on Saturday, March 5th.

Aaron and Lauren will be representing Elmhurst High School at the State NFL Finals at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on Saturday, March 19th.‑ They are both very excited they were chosen as state finalists and look forward to the state...

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On Sunday, February 20, 2005 at the Waynedale United Methodist Church the annual Miami District Recognition Dinner was held. The sheer number of volunteer hours that these adults devote to our youth and our community would be staggering if calculated.

The City of Fort Wayne and the community of Waynedale is quite fortunate to have people like Bob Rainwaters investing so much of themselves to further the program of the Boy Scouts of America.


PFC Jason A. Fry, 25 years old, graduated from MCRD-San Diego on November 19, 2004. A graduate from Homestead High School in 1998, he joined the United States Marines, leaving for Basic Training on August 22, 2004.

He is currently stationed at Camp Horno, which is located in Camp Pendleton, CA. His MOS (Military Occupational School) is 03-11 Infantry, which he completed after 3 months of intense training on February 4, 2005.

PFC Fry will be going overseas in July to either Afghanistan or...

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(l-r) Front row: Gail Campbell, Lisa Lynch, Jessica Shirey, Kayte Thompson and Kara Graham. Back row: Mike Brown, Ryan Haynes, Deborah Spillner, Cheryl Pollock and Tonya Williams.

The Law Firm of Tourkow Crell Rosenblatt & Johnston, located in Waynedale, Monroeville, Decatur, Fort Wayne, and Garrett sent their entire staff for a day in Nassau, Bahamas on Thursday, March 3, 2005, along with the next day off, Friday, to recuperate. This was given in recognition of their hard work and superior client service for the year 2004.

Unidentified children at the Poor Farm, ca. 1915. In the background, left, is the superintendent’s home, and to the right is the women’s wing of the Main Building. (Courtesy Carl C. Johnston)

The following is a memoir written in 1986 by Carl C. Johnston, a reprint from the Old Fort News 1986, provided by The History Center, Fort Wayne courtesy of Marilyn Horrell. The memoir, which includes some recollections of his aunt, Gladys Marie Young of Fort Wayne, concerns his youth at the Allen County Asylum under the superintendency of Carl's grandfather, William H. Johnston, who governed the institution from 1908 to 1920.



The Allen County "Poor Farm," as it was...

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Andrew Armstrong, a student at Waynedale Elementary, has found out that he will need to start kidney dialysis soon. He was diagnosed at 9 months of age with a blockage in his urinary tract, Posterior Urethral Valves/Hydornephrosis, which did significant damage to his kidneys. Steve and Erin are Andrew's parents. He has one sister, Aubree. His grandparents are Debbie and Mike Benzinger, Tom and Carol Hess, Terry and Brenda Hermes, and Steve and Suzann Armstrong. They all know that a kidney...

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Dr. Marcia Sauter, Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Saint Francis, has announced students named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2004 semester. These students have maintained a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale and have carried at least 12 credit hours.


The following students from our area have been named to the Dean's List.

Clinton Bontempo-Business Administration

David Bunker (photo left)-Undeclared (David is a graduate of Wayne High School.)

Olivia Lee, an eighth grade student at St. Joseph-St.Elizabeth School tied for third place in the Allen County Spelling Bee held on February 12, 2005.

Olivia competed with 85 other students from the county who likewise enjoy spelling and linguistics. According to Lee, "I am really glad for the chance to participate and experience what it is like to be in a spelling bee. I also met students from different schools in our area."

Lee says staying calm throughout the competition helped her stay...

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Kekionga Warriors Front Row: Liza Clemons, LaCretia Smith Second Row: Coach Michelle Pray, Jordan Zent, Sidney Ridley, Jessica Tonkel, Cora Tatum, Ikia Harris-Fanning Back Row: Manager, Alyssa Leeper, Precious Hall, Ieesha Arnold, Chanele Holley, Eleni Barker, Shazecka White, Shallen Wilcutts, Megan Hanning-Bean

Congratulations to Kekionga Middle School Girls Basketball. The championship game was held on February 17, 2005 at Elmhurst High School. Kekionga had an 8-1 regular season record with the one defeat coming from Shawnee Middle School who Kekionga defeated in the championship game, 45-32.

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