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University of Saint Francis Head Football Coach Kevin Donley usually keeps it pretty general when it comes comments or thoughts about incoming freshman, but the college coaching veteran may have had a few butterflies in his stomach when he got the call on Sunday night.

Norwell High School senior Piercen Harnish told Donley he had chosen USF to continue his education and football career.

"Obviously, we're really pleased that Piercen has chosen USF," Donley said. "I think our business program...

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Colony Shoppes

With the onset of the new year, the Waynedale business community has become noticeably revitalized. Throughout 2014, it has been exciting to watch the progress of the many companies giving their storefront a facelift. The improvements not only make Waynedale look better from the street, but also show that companies are making a significant investment and a show of faith in the community.

In the late summer of 2013, over 50 area businesses met at Kingston Residence for a presentation by The...

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BARRY SHAW WINNER

The Southside Optimist Club of Fort Wayne, recently held its annual Christmas Awards Banquet. The Club celebrated the wonderful year of "Bringing out the BEST in our KIDS" and honored a member the Optimist of the Year.

The club was founded in 1956, focusing from that time until this day entirely on bettering children's lives, and showing them the power of optimism through our interactions. The Club members are a part of a worldwide volunteer organization of Optimist International, always...

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Brooks Construction

Brooks Construction Co., Inc., Fort Wayne, has been recognized by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) for superior asphalt pavement construction at the APAI's recent annual conference and awards luncheon.

Brandon Bushee, Brooks Construction, and Bill Hartman, Allen County Highway Dept., accepted the Quality Pavement Award on behalf of the company in the category of Reconstruction - County. This was one of seven categories in which superior asphalt pavement construction was...

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Bishop Luers High School is offering a scholarship in memory of Julie Edwards Baker. Julie Edwards Baker graduated from Bishop Luers in 1978 and passed away from colon cancer in August of 2013. While at Bishop Luers, Julie was involved in sports and a member of the Girls Athletic Association. She loved the years she spent at Bishop Luers High School and wanted her memorials to be used to support a student attending Bishop Luers. During her battle with colon cancer, Julie was hopeful that...

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The Hunter Smith Band will host a live concert at 6:00 p.m. at The Chapel Saturday, January 31. It is a family event, free and open to the community.

The Hunter Smith Band performed last summer for an outdoor concert at the Jorgensen YMCA and has since been touring around the country. The Chapel's music director, Cathy Hawks, worked with The Hunter Smith Band at his YMCA performance last July and invited him back to Fort Wayne for Super Bowl weekend.

"This is a man who loves God, his country...

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With severe cold, wind and intermittent snow throughout the state, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is encouraging Hoosiers to check on their neighbors, especially those who may be elderly or have special or functional needs.

"We all need help every now and then," said John Erickson, IDHS director of public information. "Take some time to check on your neighbors."

A concerned neighbor should check on the following according to their degree of comfort. Always call ahead first if...

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Groomers from around northeast Indiana will compete for prizes and bragging rights at the first-ever Pawject Runway at 6p.m. on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Ceruti's Banquet and Event Center, 6325 Illinois Road, next to Lucky Harley Davidson. All proceeds will benefit the Allen County SPCA's Angel Fund, a special account to pay for major medical expenses for shelter pets.

Fifteen groomers will style their clients' canines for presentation on the runway. "This isn't just any regular grooming...

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Disorderly Bear presentation

The Disorderly Bear Den will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 p.m., at the Community Center, 233 West Main Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana (park free in the back of the building).

The Disorderly Bear Den is a non-profit, public charity that collects and gives away teddy bears and other stuffed animals to those in need. They do this all year and always need new or gently used animals of all types (Beanie Babies, plush animals, Build-A-Bear-Workshop animals...

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