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Saturday, October 21, 2017


Sarah Osborne carries a box of food while volunteering at Community Harvest Food Bank. All 745 Concordia Lutheran High School students dedicated the morning of Oct. 6 to Service Day, serving at parks, schools and nonprofits.


The Roar of the Lions marching band of Leo Junior/Senior High School competed Saturday, Oct. 14, in the ISSMA Open Class C Regional at Chesterton High School. Twenty bands advanced to the Class C Semistate on Oct. 28 at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis. Woodlan will compete at 3:49 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and preschoolers. Ten Class C bands will advance to the State Finals on Nov. 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Robert Myers directs the Leo band. The show is entitled “Where the Sidewalk Ends.” It features classic children’s songs such as “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” and “Frere Jacques.” The band took first place in Class C at the DeKalb Invitational on Sept. 16, also winning the music, visual and special effect captions. Leo also marched in an ISSMA Open Class Invitational on Oct. 7 at Homestead High School. The band marched in the Bands of America Regional at Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 23, placing 21st among 27 bands. The band also will march in a Bands of America Super Regional on Oct. 21 at Lucas Oil Stadium.

‘The Voice’ is step on 16-year-old’s musical journey

Though performing on “The Voice” is a dream come true for 16-year-old Addison Agen, it is not the start, or the finish, of her musical journey.

Heritage to stage murder mystery

Murder, mayhem and mystery will be the main ingredients of the Heritage High School Players’ presentation of Agatha Christie’s three-act play “And Then There Were None,” slated for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4, in the school auditoria. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door.

AWS installing buddy benches at area schools

In honor of its 10th anniversary and the retirement of several longstanding board members, the AWS Foundation has decided to install 10 buddy benches at area schools.

‘The Voice’ is step on 16-year-old’s musical journey

Though performing on “The Voice” is a dream come true for 16-year-old Addison Agen, it is not the start, or the finish, of her musical journey.


Children visiting Public Safety Day at an Aboite Road fire station did more than wear red, plastic helmets; the kids actually extinguished fires. Safety officer Denis Pauze told kids how to direct the spray as they aimed a hose at a propane fire box. “Hit low, swing back and forth,” he said. Jonathan Baltes watched as Will, 6, and Greta, 5, put out the fires. Just in case, Pauze held a cut-off switch. Ethan Dwyer, 4, and his sister Naomi, 2, got a close-up look at a Lutheran Air helicopter, thanks to flight nurse Luann McKinley. Allen County Police Department Officer Brandon Reichert brought K-9 officer Zara, 4, to meet the public. Aboite Township Volunteer Fire Department firefighters demonstrated how to dismantle a car to remove someone who is trapped in the car after a collision. Guests browsed public safety equipment, shopped at a silent auction, and bought up 900 half-chickens from Nelson’s Port-a-Pit. The event was a fundraiser for equipment and training.


Alyssa Randall signals the opening of the Heritage Patriots’ show, entitled “Light,” at the Parade of Champions marching band festival Sept. 16 at the University of Saint Francis. In Scholastic Class B, Heritage finished first and swept the special awards for best music, general effect and visual effect. See what’s next for the Leo, Heritage, New Haven and Woodlan bands inside this edition.

Women’s Bureau plans Spook-A-Palooza Oct. 28

The Fort Wayne Women’s Bureau will host Spook-A-Palooza from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Spiece Fieldhouse, 5310 Merchandise Drive, Fort Wayne. Spiece Fitness and Prairie Quest Consulting Inc. are co-sponsoring the event.

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