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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Theater aims for thought-provoking shows

The 2017-18 season for the First Presbyterian Theater continues the organization’s longstanding mission to provide theater as a way of challenging people and connecting them more closely with each other and with their Creator.

USF installs second statue of St. Francis

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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.

League’s Suds in City to aid home health care

The League is once again hosting its fall fundraiser, Suds in the City, on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 7-10 p.m. at The History Center, 302 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne.

Woodburn petting zoo has pumpkins, too

When Connor Scheumann was a 4-H’er living in Hoagland, he joined in a visit to Park Hill Learning Center in New Haven.


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.

Band explores contrast ‘Of Fire and Ice’

Music and visuals create the contrasting themes of “Of Fire and Ice” in the Homestead Spartan Alliance marching band’s 2017 show.

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The Marching Vikes of Huntington North High School present “Supercharged!” at the Homestead Fall Festival of Bands on Oct. 7, placing second among five Class B bands. The band competed Oct. 14 at the ISSMA Open Class Regionals at Lafayette, but missed qualifying for the Semistate. Michael Petek directs the band, assisted by John Gardner. The band includes 70 musicians and guard members. Emily Paulette and Layla Martz are the drum majors.

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