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Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

Coach H.C. Story goes home to glory at 75

| June 21, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Coach H.C. Story, civil rights activist and youth advocate, 75, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Born in Akron, Alabama where he excelled in many sports but discovered he was destined to do other work for a time. As an adult, while still in the south, Story joined […]

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North Side High School announces 2016 class for athletic Hall of Fame

North Side High School announces 2016 class for athletic Hall of Fame

| June 18, 2016

Erique, Gralan Early among those honored Courtesy of the North Side High School Alumni Association FORT WAYNE—The North Side High School Athletic Hall of Fame award recognizes and honors outstanding achievements of athletes, coaches, and others who have made significant contributions to the athletic program and have been instrumental in promoting the growth of athletics […]

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Fishing Derby 19 nets wet, but happy winners

Fishing Derby 19 nets wet, but happy winners

| June 15, 2016

By Denise M. Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated The Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club’s Derby 19 was wrapped up amid shouts of joy and a deluge of rain.  The winners were wet but happy.  While 15-year-old Diamonique Pettway caught a 13.5 pound carp early in the day taking first prize for biggest fish caught by […]

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Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

| June 13, 2016

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special Frost Illustrated Correspondent In an effort to make these observations authentic, I must greet all of you as Muhammad Ali would in the Arabic: “As-Salaam-Alaikum!”  Now for the uninformed it simply means “peace be unto you”, and it is certainly something our world needs to bring more abundantly into […]

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Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

Muhammad Ali remembered as ‘the greatest,’ ‘true American hero’

| June 12, 2016

Inside, outside ring, the champ made a difference By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer, NNPA Member) Muhammad Ali’s historic win against George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974 was perhaps the greatest of all of his ring victories. Ali dropped Foreman in the eighth round of that heavyweight bout known as “The Rumble in […]

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Family, community mourn loss, celebrate life of Steven McElvene

Family, community mourn loss, celebrate life of Steven McElvene

| May 25, 2016

FORT WAYNE—A Midwestern university lost a student, teammate and basketball star; New Haven lost a sports hero and mentor; people in Fort Wayne lost a son, grandson and friend. On May 12, the community received the shocking that former New Haven High School standout, University of Dayton hardcourt star and Fort Wayne native son Steven […]

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FWCFC schedules 19th Annual Fishing Derby for June 4

FWCFC schedules 19th Annual Fishing Derby for June 4

| May 13, 2016

By Willie E. Jordan Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Community Fishing Club (FWCFC) is scheduled to sponsor Fishing Derby 19, Saturday, June 4 at Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park Pond. The registration, fishing and fun are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m.  Weigh-in for the biggest fish in various categories will take place […]

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’68 Northrop girls inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

’68 Northrop girls inducted into Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

| May 9, 2016

By Vicki Wade FORT WAYNE—The 1986 Northrop Girls Basketball Team was inducted Into The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 30. The team went 29-0 and won Northrop’s first Girls Basketball State Championship. The team consisted of: • Coach David Riley, coach • Christa Cook, guard • Kristen Dierdorf, guard • Cindi Westendorf, guard […]

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’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

’71 Central ‘Cubs’ made historic run to city basketball title

| April 5, 2016

Photo and information courtesy of Lawrence “Larry” Kennedy and Bill Russell FORT WAYNE—It was 45 years ago that an intrepid young athletes made history and contributed to the celebrated history of one of the Summit City’s most time-honored schools. While city—and state—basketball aficionados long had been used to Fort Wayne’s Central High School being a […]

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University of Saint Francis lady stars graduate

University of Saint Francis lady stars graduate

| March 15, 2016

Seniors Brooke Ridley, Mallory Hester end stellar basketball careers at Saint Francis University By Larry Whitt Brooke Ridley and Mallory Hester both decided to stay near home to play college basketball and chose the University of Saint Francis.  The two have been friends since they met in their freshman year.  Brooke played at Bishop Luers […]

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