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A paralyzed priest’s heroic virtue

| April 21, 2016
A paralyzed priest’s heroic virtue

By Jerry Costello for The Christophers Can a quadriplegic man be ordained a priest in the Catholic Church? Further, can the Church consider his cause for canonization? The answer—somewhat surprisingly, perhaps—is “yes” on both counts. And, you need look no further than an Augustinian named Father Bill Atkinson—now known formally as Father William E. Atkinson, […]

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Old National Bank awards grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

| April 21, 2016
Old National Bank awards grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE—Old National Bank has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne for Project Learn educational programs. Project Learn educational programs provide daily homework and skills assistance during “Power Hour,” hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) experiences, small group tutoring and college and career readiness initiatives. The programs provide […]

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Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

| April 20, 2016
Protecting the right to vote: ‘Democracy Awakening’

By Cornell William Brooks Courtesy of the NNPA When we think about the right to vote, it is and should be understood to be a civic sacrament in the temple of democracy. However, this presidential election will be the first in 50 years without the full protection of the Voting Rights Act. In 1965, the […]

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Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

| April 20, 2016
Kaneise Mitchell-Casey nominated for Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders

FORT WAYNE—Kaneise Mitchell-Casey, a freshman at Concordia Lutheran High School, is a delegate of the Congress of Future Science and Technology Leaders in Lowell, Mass., from June 29 through July 1, 2016. The Congress is an honor-only program for high school students who are passionate about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The purpose of […]

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Business Profile: Dawn Starks of Timothy L. Johnson Academy

| April 20, 2016
Business Profile: Dawn Starks of Timothy L. Johnson Academy

By Jeanie Summerville Dawn Starks is the school leader, principal and superintendent of Timothy L. Johnson Academy that’s located at 4625 Werling Drive here in Fort Wayne and was formerly Village Woods Elementary School. 1.)  How does the partnership with the Boys and Girls Club work here? Joe Jordan is the executive director of Boys […]

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Payments coming due for Moore-Locke Family Reunion trip

| April 20, 2016
Payments coming due for Moore-Locke Family Reunion trip

FORT WAYNE—The Moore family is sponsoring a bus trip to Tyson Corner, Va., on July 8 through July 10 to coincide with the Moore-Locke Family Reunion. The cost for the bus is $140 with payment due by May 20. In addition to family members, the trip is open to others who would like to visit […]

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Uncontrolled diabetes could be due to thy thyroid

| April 20, 2016
Uncontrolled diabetes could be due to thy thyroid

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. During my practice of medicine in the ’hood, my family and I lived above my office. They participated in helping me to give service to my neighbors and patients. My wife was my sidekick and kept things on an even keel. My children cleaned and kept the office in top […]

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Spotlight on Al Woodberry turning 80 years old

| April 20, 2016
Spotlight on Al Woodberry turning 80 years old

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves and others some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we continue, to travel on our journey of love. […]

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Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

| April 20, 2016
Obituaries: April 20-26, 2016 Edition

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PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

| April 19, 2016
PBS39 documentary, panel to discuss shell-shocked children suffering PTSD

FORT WAYNE—PTSD doesn’t only afflict combat vets and survivors of rape and natural disasters. Too many American children—especially children of color living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty—show the effects of racism, street violence, domestic instability and other adversities. Their symptoms look a lot like post-traumatic stress disorder. The big difference for many is that there […]

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