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Friday, March 23, 2018

‘Lucky the Leprechaun?’ adds St. Patrick’s Day fun

A famous leprechaun, a growth spurt, sabotage — all will be featured in the original Ecstatic Theatrics play “Who Framed Lucky the Leprechaun?” at TekVenture on March 16-17.


Bishop Luers High School’s Reigning Knights men’s show choir and Knight Stars women’s show choir compete at the Northrop Classique show choir festival. The final local show choir festival of the season will be held March 10 at Bishop Luers High School, with shows from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., and the evening competition at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, sold at the door, are $15 for all day, or $10 for students. The invitational is the longest-running show choir competition in the nation. Eight high school show choirs and four middle school choirs are expected to compete during the day. For the full schedule, and for more photos of Luers show choirs, follow infortwayne.com.

School celebrates airman’s return

Sparty, the Homestead High School mascot, seemed right at home on the Lafayette Meadows Elementary School stage. He greeted a few selected students and staff as part of the “Be Kind” campaign.


The Homestead High School winter guard presents its 2018 program, “A Study of Envy,” at the Carroll High School Winter Guard Show. Homestead placed second in Open Class, with Indianapolis Ben Davis taking the title. Homestead winter guard staff members are Geoff Goelz, Lauren Lawhead, Sabrina Medert, Robby Longboy, Josie Gianotti, Chad Young and David Veda. Homestead was the Indiana High School Winter Guard Open Class Gold Medalist in 2017. Homestead also will compete Saturday, March 10, at the Indiana High School Color Guard Association Open Class Prelims at Decatur Central High School, 5251 Kentucky Ave., Indianapolis. General admission is $9, with students in K-12 admitted for $7, children younger than 5 admitted for $3, and infants in lap admitted free. Follow ihscga.org for the final schedule. The Open Class state championships will be held Saturday, March 17, at Center Grove High School, 2717 S. Morgantown Road, Greenwood. Visit infortwayne.com for updates and for more photos from the Carroll competition.


The Homestead Elite women’s show choir performs at the Northrop Classique showcase. Elite was grand champion in the unisex group. Homestead’s Class Royale took first in the mixed group competition. Anonymous Blue — the band that supports both show choirs — was named best instrumental group. Show choirs and winter guard units are wrapping up their local festivals and preparing for state contests. Music competitions continue, too, with Homestead’s jazz band placing second at the North Side Jazz Festival. Find results and photos throughout this edition. Check infortwayne.com for even more photos.

Composer to conduct joint handbell ensemble


Lost pendantwas more thanpiece of metal

Laura Freeland Kraynik remembers two constants about her late father. She remembers that Paul Freeland seemed always to be busy. She also remembers a gold mariner’s cross that the Navy veteran wore for as long as anyone can remember.

Lenten season provides reminder of humanity

As with many things in the church, the cycle of Palm Sunday palms to Ash Wednesday ashes and can offer a powerful lesson about our own humanity.


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