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On June 9, 2004, David Parrish American Legion Post #296 held an award ceremony for S. Sergeant Marion (Toots) Hunter, who is a WWII veteran. He was presented a Bronze Star by Nicholas Wall, representing Senator Richard Lugar's office in Indianapolis.

Marion's granddaughter and friends, from Concordia High School sang three patriotic songs. Marion Hunter was also presented with a certificate and pen which was symbolic of the WWII Memorial in Washington DC. Larry Thiele, Commander of...

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Girl Scouts and Brownies from Troops 904, 394, 850 and 704 recited the Girl Scout Promise as they marched in the Waynedale Memorial Day Parade. The girls and leaders wore the following names of deceased veterans: Elvin Winchester, William Workman, Robert Hunter, Michael Brase, Clay Landrum, Donald Shaw, John A. Dahman, Arthur Dieckman, Paul Evans, Jack Hoffman, Richard Brase, Bruce Shafer, George Malcom, Dennis Messman, Norbert Pieper, John Hogan, Richard Gamble, and Elmer Starry.

By now, most kids have begun their summer vacation.‑ The pools are open, and the parks are teeming with children eager to get dirty.‑ Unfortunately, summer also signifies the beginning of what experts call the "trauma season."‑ Tragedies peak during the summer months because children are supervised less and engage in more outdoor activities.

The National Safe Kids Campaign reports that children ages 14 and under will be rushed to emergency rooms nearly 3 million times this summer for serious...

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Bishop Luers Salutatorian Bradley J. Carteaux
Residence: Hartzell Road
Parents: Paul and Cathy Carteaux
Future Plans: Bradley plans to attend Indiana University to study Pre-Law


Bishop Luers Valedictorian Molly C. Rowan
Residence: West Sherwood Court
Parents: Chris and Louise Rowan
Future Plans: Molly plans to attend Xavier University to study mathematics. She is hoping to someday become a college professor.


Elmhurst Salutatorian David G. Brune
Residence: Meyer Avenue
Parents: Aaron and Barbara...

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ICTM (Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and St. Therese School have awarded Andrea Allphin, Jessica Beck & Lindsay Shutt an ICTM math award for excellence in mathematics for the school year 2003-2004. The future looks great with such bright students showing the way! We as members of ICTM, St. Therese School, and parents are very proud of their efforts.



Ivy Tech State College in Fort Wayne, is pleased to announce...

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Agnes (Beard) Hughes was born in Portland, Indiana on June 16, 1904. Her father was an engineer and drove the line between Delphis and Lima. Her grandparents knew the Wright Brothers, and allowed them to build some of their airplanes in their barn in Plymouth, Ohio.

Agnes family moved to Fort Wayne when she was fourteen and other than a few years in Florida, she has been here ever since.

She married her husband Walter, when she was 18 and together they had a baby girl. During the...

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St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School is proud to announce their 2 Distinguished Graduates for 2003-2004. On the left, Shelly Miller, daughter of Tom and Mary Miller, and Brittany Kleber, daughter of John and Dawn Kleber. They were honored with other graduates at the Allen County Non-Public School Association Award Ceremony. Congratulations, Shelly and Brittany!

June 2

Scoop on Poop


June 14

Sea Lion Birthday Party


June 29

Peek Behind the Scenes


July 4

Run Wild Race


July 16

The Great Zoo Mystery


August 5

Animal Olympics


August 14

Teddy Bear Checkup Day


The zoo is open every day from 9:00am to 5:00pm until October 10th. Admission is $7.50 for adults, $5.00 for children age 2-14 and for seniors over age 60. Babies under age 2 and Zoo Society Members are admitted free.

Zoo goers get a peek at the new Sumatran Tiger...

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