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About this time, twenty years ago, students of the Class of 1994 were entering their senior year at Homestead High School.

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 these same classmates gathered to share memories of years gone by. Twenty years of memories. Teachers...the good, the bad and the ugly; students...the cute, the athletic and the nerds; and of course the shenanigans...

Members of the student government were at the Class Reunion: Aaron Leinker, Seth Barr, James Stanford, Matt Viars and Matt...

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Our great annual Waynedale 'Picnic in the Park" is coming up on Saturday, August 23, 2014. We are excited because it is our 12th year for our families to gather for a fun-filled day in our local park.

This is a great tradition for Waynedale residents to support their community. The picnic is to encourage the children and their families to come out to our great park to enjoy the day. Our picnic is supported by many and in turn "free" to all that come. We generally have more than 1500 people...

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Snyder-Alt-Engagment

Mr. & Mrs. Steve Snyder, Hicksville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Chelsea Louise, to Matthew Nicholas Alt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alt of Fort Wayne, IN.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Hicksville High School, Hicksville, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from IPFW in 2007 and is currently employed as a senior graphic and web designer at Our Sunday Visitor in Huntington.

The groom is a 2000 graduate of...

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Dafforn-Anniversary

Larry and Lucy Dafforn are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married on August 16, 1969.

Larry retired from ITT in 2005 after 42 years of service. Lucy retired from Indiana Organ Procurement Organization in 2009 after 17 years.

They are the parents of three children: Doug (Cara) Dafforn of Indianapolis; Tami (Mike) Ester and Kelli (Andy) Luckett, both of Fort Wayne. They have four grandchildren: Brittani and Brady Ester, and Shaelynne and Breckin Luckett.

They celebrated...

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Join Maumee Valley Heritage Corridor and ACRES Land Trust for a Saturday morning hike at one of the newest Nature Preserves on the Maumee River on Saturday, July 26th, at 10am. This is a family-friendly activity and all are welcome to attend. The hike and program will last approximately 1.5 hours, and will focus on the history of the site, the role of natural springs, and prehistory of the site. This is a free event, and donations to either organization are welcome.

Blue Cast Springs Nature...

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Bishop Luers High School announces the selection of Rick Brown as athletic director.

Mr. Brown taught at Huntington North (2007-2014) as a Physical Education teacher and served as assistant coach for football, wrestling and track. Mr. Brown has a bachelor's degree in Health & Fitness from Purdue University, Master's Degree from Concordia University in Secondary Education and a MS in Athletic Administration from Western Kentucky.

Please welcome Mr. Brown and his wife Natalie and their two...

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122nd Fighter Wing Maintenance Munitions Specialists Staff Sgt. Brian Robbins (left), Staff Sgt. Steven Richardville (center), and Senior Airman Mark Evans, load a training ordnance, BDU-50, representative in size and weight of an explosive filled bomb to simulate the 500-pound MK 82 general purpose bomb.

Fort Wayne's 122nd Fighter Wing deployed 140 Airmen and 12 A-10C "Warthogs" to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana in support of Green Flag East. The primary objective of the three-week long Green Flag exercise was to prepare nearly 4,000 Soldiers for a potential combat deployment.

"Green Flag East was a good opportunity to practice the skills we would need to operate in a combat environment," said Lt. Col. Bill Leahy, 163rd Fighter Squadron Commander. "Our aircraft maintainer's performance...

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The nine-year old Blue Jacket, Inc., a Fort Wayne-based nonprofit, had only 9% of its graduates with criminal backgrounds return to crime and a 66% employment rate within three months of graduating the 4-week training.

For Blue Jacket, recidivism is defined as those that return to prison for any technical violation (not necessarily committing a new crime but violating a Parole or Probation Order) or those that are convicted of a crime within one year of graduating the Career Academy training...

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The 7th Annual Flea Market will be held on August 31 at the Heimach Senior Activity Center, 1800 E. 7th St., Auburn from 8a.m. through 4 p.m. Spaces (20 x 20) are still available by calling 1-260-925-3311. Ask for Janel.

Antiques, primitives, handmade items, furniture etc. available for great prices. High's Bar-B-Q chicken (dinners and halves) and pulled pork sandwiches plus awesome bake sale items and cold drinks will also be available. The Flea Market is an official activity of the the ACD...

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