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Above: Father Joe Rulli, priest of St. Therese parish. Crowd gathers as steeple is raised. Photos by Cindy Cornwell

St. Therese parishioners and school students gathered on Tuesday morning, September 24, on the parish grounds to witness the erection of the steeple and cross for their new church currently under construction at 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Waynedale.

Bill Kinder, of Michael Kinder & Sons, general contractor, and crew erected and placed the 6,000-8,000 pound steeple. It was rigged and hoisted by crane operator Bill Wyrick of Central Rent-A-Crane, Inc. of Elkhart, IN with an all-terrain, 120-ton...

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Boyd, Jim and Randy at Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

This years fall trip started Friday night, September 13. The group consisted of Jim, Randy, Boyd, and myself. We headed for Michigan's Upper Peninsula with only a general idea of where we wanted to go. Anything after Labor Day is considered 'Off-Season' in the UP, so there is always an abundance of available cabins. We got out of town by 9:00pm and headed north.

We arrived at Curtis Michigan just after daylight and stopped at a local restaurant for breakfast. The waitress recommended a...

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‘Broadway Babylon’ Cast and Crew: Front Row L-R:  Steve Leffers, Father Joe Rulli, Elaine Cooper, Dan Brockman Second Row L-R:  Lisa Allphin, Linda Luegring, Susan Maloney, Julie Kelm, Rosie Jackson, Lauri Braun, Sandy Brockman Third Row L-R:   Allan Allphin, Sue McGrew, Karen Leffers, Pat Landon, Al Schnellenberger, Kim Wyss, Joe Braun Last Row L-R:  John McGrew, Brandy Rockstroh, Jennifer Enquist, Tony Landon, Erin Gigli, Beth Freistroffer, Jon Cooper

If you think St. Therese Parish consists only of a church and school, you should know St. Therese Little Flower Theater also exists and will present a murder-mystery dinner theater titled "Broadway Babylon" on the weekend of October 4-5.

Written by Peter DePietri and produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc., the play consists of a crime the audience helps to solve. Set on Broadway, the mystery unfolds at a local night club and even audience members reportedly could become...

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Alan and Agnes ("Lu") Huddleston of Waynedale celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, September 27th with a family dinner at a local restaurant. They were presented with a 'golf' trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina as a gift from their children.

Alan and Agnes have four daughters, Linda Walter (Kenny) and Marcia Marret (Steve) of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Judi Hardisty (Glen) of South Bend, Indiana; Susan Vonville (Tony) of Franklin, Tennessee; and son Rick of Fort Wayne, Indiana. They...

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Eagles F.O.E. #248 2002-2003 Officers   Front row (l-r): Jim Rieger, Trustee PWP; Tony Gordon, Inside Guard; Nick Griffith, Secretary; Frank Hissong, Vice President; Fred Busche, Trustee Back row (l-r):  Roy Chapman, Treasurer; Cid Didier, President; Larry Brown, Trustee PWP; Ed Fogel, Trustee PWP

This is the story of the founding of the Faternal Order of Eagles.

It was a far different time, the 19th century, when men from all over the world left their native lands and came to America to seek their fortunes. They found jobs in logging camps, mines and in the other booming industries of that day.

Saving money frantically so they could send for their families, they led lonely, Spartan existences. They lived in rooming houses located in the dreary sections of communities where there was...

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ATTENTION QUIET WARRIORS CHAPTER

You need to take note of the change of location for our next meeting. We will be moving to the Richard's Restaurant in Westland Mall at the corner of Jefferson & Getz. We will have our own room to meet in on Sat. Oct. 5, 2002 at 9 a.m. for breakfast and the meeting will follow at 10 a.m. All are welcome who have served during the Korean War Era, and any, who have served since then are also welcome to join us, along with spouses and friends. For more...

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UNIVERSITY OF SAINT FRANCIS

Auditions for William Shakespeare's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW will be held Sunday, September, 29, 2002 from 2pm to 4pm in the Gunderson Auditorium in Achatz Hall of Science on the USF campus. A large cast is needed for this new and fresh approach to a classic story. Please come prepared to read. For additional information, please contact Sue Nelson at 260-434-7715.

 

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE CAMPUS

Ground breaking ceremonies for TUFWC's new library, will...

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Helen, from H&H Shoe Repair called last Monday. She mentioned that she would be flying her flag on Wednesday, 9-11-2002. She requested a visit from The Waynedale News for a few photos. After stopping at H&H, I drove around the Waynedale area and shot a few more pictures. Rememberance of the tragedy of a year ago was everywhere. Flags flying at half-mast, patriotic sayings on signboards, and a general spirit of cohesiveness and resolve was evident throughout the community. The senseless...

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Written by Alexandrea Ann Reed, 12 years old

(Sandra Reed's granddaughter)

 

Red, White, and Blue.
I wish they had yellow too.
People take off their hats,
Young, old, skinny, and fat,
To honor our flag which flies.
It flies in the breeze,
It flies in the rain.
It flies for the people, who suffered the pain,
While people are singing about our pride,
Some are thinking of those who died.
For when we come together we really don't care,
About the color, the size, or the big hair.
We think like one, we act...

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