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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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2002 Big Ten Classic Champs - The Purdue Bass Club, Advised by Rick Hendrickson.

7 collegiate teams set out at 6:30am on Sunday, September 8, 2002 to catch the 7th Annual Big Ten Classic Conference Title held at Salamonie Reservoir, about 34 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, IN.

Fishing expert, Lonnie Stanley and ESPN's Camera crew were aboard a Skeeter Boat filming the Big Ten fishing tournament to be broadcasted at a later date. Bass Fishing Clubs came from Iowa, Minnesota, Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Purdue Universities to compete for the overall...

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Asst. Coach Brian Clawson with Coach Norwell



Tom Rust, Indiana University men's basketball chaplain will be the guest speaker for the Taylor TUFWC Alumni chapel at 10am, Friday, September 27, at First Missionary Church, 701 W. Rudisill Blvd., to kick off the campus' Homecoming/Parents' Weekend activities. Rust, from the class of 1972, played basketball while a student at Fort Wayne Bible College (now TUFWC) and served as the college's sports editor.



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Dues are $20 at this time and Life Membership is $150. We have 2003 cards on hand so be an Early Bird and sign up prior to October 31st. This is a Membership Post – cards will be checked during September and October. "Work hard, have fun, and pay your dues early.

Doug L. Boren, Commander


School has begun, summer is about gone and the auxiliary will be getting back into somewhat of a routine, working on fund-raisers, kitchen duties, helping with...

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Hawaii came to the American Legion Post #296, on Tillman Road in August. The event was a big Kahuna Luau with a buffet that would please any Hawaiian palate, followed by  Grass Skirt, Hula Hoop, Don Ho and Best Dressed contests. The dancing and the decorations made you feel like you were on the island. Everyone went home with a smile on their face.

Marine Corps Pfc. Joshua S. Durnell, son of Gail and Steven Durnell Marine Corps Pfc. Ashley J. Becerra, son of Ellen K. and Jose A. Becerra of Mariners Ridge Drive, recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego.

Durnell and Becerra successfully completed 12 weeks of training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Durnell, Becerra and fellow recruits began their training at 5am by running three miles and performing calisthenics....

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Officer Wiley talks to kids waiting for the Kekionga bus, L-R,  Kelsey Lytle, Jessica Jacobs, Jessie Keesler, Shanon Thorn and Johathon Stantz

On Monday morning, August 26th The Waynedale News took a ride with Officer Cornell Wiley. I thought it would be a good idea to take a ride with an on duty officer to see what it was like on an ordinary Monday morning.

Officer Wiley has been patrolling the Waynedale area for about seven years. He works the day shift, six days on and two days off. Besides Officer Wiley, there are a number of other officers covering the Southwest Quadrant on second and third shift.

Officer Wiley's shift...

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As a youngster, I remember our one-car, cement block garage as being a very special place. It was always cool, and smelled of a mixture of oil, gasoline, rubber and grease. Real boy stuff! My Dad put-up a punching bag in the corner, which I could use even when the car was inside. Best of all, the garage housed "a secret place" – a dried-up cistern, where I could hide the things little boys consider "valuable": a sling shot, a cap pistol, some comic books and a battered black bag.

But for one...

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In the wilderness of Indiana in 1852, Indiana had been a state for only 36 years, America's thirteenth president Millard Fillmore was in office; a Circuit Rider organized the first Methodist class in Lafayette Township, in Allen County. The Reverend Uhlman Greenman was the Circuit Rider and the class that he organized was the beginning of Monson Chapel United Methodist Church. The eighty members of this first class met at the Beech Schoolhouse at irregular intervals for three years. The class...

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Indiana Eagles Shea Rolf receiving the Golden Arm Award from Cooperstown Dreams Park owner Lou Presutti Sr.

Shea Rolf, a member of the 12 and under Indiana Eagles (Decatur, IN) youth baseball team, was crowned the Golden Arm Champion at Cooperstown Dreams Park on Saturday, August 3rd, 2002.

Cooperstown Dreams Park, located in the Magical Mythical Home of Baseball, Cooperstown, NY, is the first and foremost youth baseball facility designed to have teams from all over the country to come and play baseball. Cooperstown Dreams Park has 14 professionally groomed and lighted fields situated on 110-acres...

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