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VETERAN'S MEMORIAL SERVICE
WHO: THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VA NORTHERN INDIANA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (ALSO KNOWN AS V.A. HOSPITAL)
WHAT: THE SERVICE WILL BE HELD FOR ALL VETERANS WHO DIED BETWEEN JANUARY 1ST AND APRIL 30TH, 2002. IF YOU ARE A SPOUSE OR FAMILY MEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO LIST A VETERAN'S NAME AND HAVE IT READ DURING THE SERVICE CALL: (260) 426-5431 EXT. 1413 OR REV. BOTAS (260) 747-0601 (leave message)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!
WHEN: MAY 18, 2002 - 1:00 P.M.
WHERE: 2121 LAKE...

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One of Indiana Tech's finest basketball players and the first person inducted into Tech's Sports Hall of Fame died Thursday, April 18, 2002. He was the only Fort Wayne College basketball player to be drafted by the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons. At 6-2 he was too small to be a forward or center and not quick enough to be a pro guard. He did survive late cuts.

As the basketball official scorer I would turn Tech's basketball scores in to the Journal Gazette late at night. Once I turned in his game...

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Ray McCune “being knotty”AGAIN!

Long-time Waynedale area Scouter Ray McCune and Associate Editor of the Waynedale News was honored recently for his many years of service to the Anthony Wayne Area Boy Scout Council. McCune was one of 29 Scout volunteers recognized at the annual Miami District Recognition Dinner held Sunday, April 7, 2002 at the new AWAC Volunteer Resource Center. He was one of three Scouters to receive the Council Patch, which is presented to volunteers who have completed a great service to our youth in...

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Harry and Dorothy (Freistroffer) LaMaster will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, May 11th, with a Mass at St. Anne's and a family luncheon to follow.

Harry and Dorothy, of 3007 Allegany Avenue, were married on May 10th, 1952, at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church. They have been active members of St. Therese Catholic Church and Waynedale residents for over 40 years.

The couple has four sons, Tim, Greg, Pete, and John, all of Fort Wayne. There are also 12 grandchildren...

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Lindsey Renee Mathieu and Bradley Russell MacPherson

MATHIEU-MACPHERSON WEDDING

Lindsey Renee Mathieu and Bradley Russell MacPherson will exchange wedding vows on August 17, 2002 at North Christian Church. Their parents are Sharon A. Mathieu of Fort Wayne, Michael D. Mathieu of Perry, Michigan, and Bruce and Deborah MacPherson of Fort Wayne. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Northrop High School and is employed by Freeman Jewelers. Her fiancé is a graduate of Wayne High School and attended Ivy Tech. He is employed by Hook Industrial...

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Clara Mae Reynolds

I met Laife Janovyak this week and found out we have something in common. We both have a passion for hats. Hers was a black one that fit closely to her head and it was charming.

Laife is a senior and the second oldest of five daughters living in Indian Village. Her older sister, Emily, was married last year and lives in Scotland. They moved here from Norwalk, Ohio after the unexpected death of their father. Friends here asked them to come to Fort Wayne.

Laife also has a passion for music and...

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BISHOP LUERS HIGH SCHOOL

BLHS invites all interested 7th grade students to the annual 7th grade visitation mornings. Students can visit either Wednesday, May 8th or Thursday, May 9th from 8:30am to 10:30am. A program will inform students on the academic, athletic and spiritual opportunities available to students at BLHS. For more information or to register call BLHS at 456-1261.

 

WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

WHS conflict mediation program, Students Talking Out Problems (STOP), hosts the 7th Annual...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell Viola’s Special Day was celebrated with (l to r) Victor and Barbara, Lynwood and Doris, all from Fort Wayne, and  daughter and her husband; Rosalie and Monty DeWitt from Tucson, Arizona.

Viola's family and friends traveled from all over to spend a "special" day with her on Easter Sunday, March 31st, 2002. Viola Mahnensmith Fitch turned 100 years old.

Viola was born in Ossian, Indiana. She graduated in 1920 from Ossian High School. During the summer of 1920, Viola took classes at Ball State University. She was then hired by the Ossian Township Trustee and began teaching all eight grades in a one-room schoolhouse. Viola said she had to walk a mile every morning to open the...

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photo by rls April clean up, get ready for gardening.

It measured 15 foot around the base and stood over 120 feet tall. It was located at 2427 Allegany Avenue and stood a quiet sentinel over the Sandpoint Gardens Addition for longer than the addition had been there. It was a sapling before the First World War and saw the beginnings of the automobile and the industrial revolution. A lighting strike in the spring of 1998 sealed its doom. A large vertical chunk of bark was blown from thirty foot up its trunk all the way to the ground. It tried...

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