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By GARTH SNOW gsnow@kpcmedia.com WABASH — Marching bands brought tarps, stands and a giant candlestick to the On the Banks of the Wabash marching band festival Saturday at Bluffton High School. The Homestead Spartan Alliance brought a small city onto the turf and performed in a grand way, to… Read more

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By KAYLA BRENNAN For IN|FW Newspapers FORT WAYNE — Spring break next school year is when now? At the Southwest Allen County School Board meeting Sept. 3, four calendars for the 2021-2022 school year were presented for the members to review. The first three options, Superintendent Philip Down… Read more

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By Louis Wyatt lwyatt@kpcmedia.com FORT WAYNE — The superintendents of Allen County’s four school districts weren’t surprised to find that less than 40% of Indiana’s students passed the new ILEARN standardized test last spring — a significant drop in performance numbers from last year’s ISTE… Read more

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By Cindy Larson clarson@kpcmedia.com New Northrop Principal Erica Almas loves teaching, but felt she could have a bigger impact as an administrator. “I miss the classroom every day,” she said, but a desire to have a bigger influence in education led her to her current position. “I love being… Read more

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By Cindy Larson clarson@kpcmedia.com Changes and improvements at East Allen County Schools just keep coming. By this time next year, a new Career and Technical Center should be open in what once was Meadowbrook Elementary, 1065 Woodmere Drive, New Haven. The renovated building also will hous… Read more

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By GARTH SNOW gsnow@kpcmedia.com More than 1,800 high school marching band members wearing 24 schools’ colors will perform their 2019 shows Saturday, Sept. 7, at Bluffton High School. Most Allen County schools and two Whitley County schools are among the field that will march in six classes … Read more

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By Cindy Larson clarson@kpcmedia.com Troubled teenagers in the residential treatment program at Gateway Woods in Leo-Cedarville are getting agricultural experience this summer tending to crops and farm animals. In other words, they’re farmers. Founded in 1976 by the Apostolic Christian Churc… Read more

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By Louis Wyatt lwyatt@kpcmedia.com The summer after college graduation is a turbulent time for many, but for Gabby Hollman it was more than she’d bargained for. Between traveling halfway across the world, spending the remainder of her summer in the hospital and starting her first full-time j… Read more

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By Nicole Minier nminier@kpcmedia.com NEW HAVEN — First-year head coach Jeff Clark has his work cut out for him. New Haven’s girls soccer team has a lot of work to do this season after losing nine seniors from last year’s squad — more than half the team — which ended the 2018 season with an […] Read more

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By Cindy Larson clarson@kpcmedia.com New Haven Junior High students — those in seventh and eighth grades — are settling into new digs on the other side of the highway from where the school was located a year ago. On Aug. 9, East Allen County officials and local politicians celebrated the mov… Read more

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By Jordan Koegler For IN|FW Newspapers FORT WAYNE — As the Bruins’ home opener grows nearer, Northrop Head Football Coach Jason Doerffler has offered some insight into what fans should expect for the 2019 season. Tying Carroll for seventh out of 10 teams in the Summit Athletic Conference las… Read more

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By Dean Jackson For IN|FW Newspapers LEO-CEDARVILLE — Jared Sauder can’t help but be excited for the 2019 campaign. With a whopping 18 upperclassmen, Leo is stacked. It’s one of the best crops of seniors he’s seen in a while. It’s depth, it’s experience, it’s character and it’s a solid recor… Read more

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By Cindy Larson clarson@kpcmedia.com A crowd gathered under the hot afternoon sun Thursday, Aug. 8, for the opening of New Haven Intermediate School, which will serve third- through sixth-graders. Kids clutched their bags of school supplies as they patiently listened to school administrators… Read more

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By Cindy Larson clarson@kpcmedia.com Garage doors in a classroom? Yep, that’s a thing, and it’s no longer reserved for shop class. Lafayette Meadows Elementary School has just completed a 22,000-square-foot, 12-classroom expansion, and the fourth- and fifth-grade classes now have garage door… Read more

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By GARTH SNOW gsnow@kpcmedia.com It’s a nylon bag with a shoulder strap. It’s blue, purple, black or Paisley. It holds crayons and tablets and pencils, maybe a snack or water, maybe a stuffed animal. For schoolchildren, it’s the catch-all for perhaps a hundred dollars worth of learning suppl… Read more

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By Louis Wyatt lwyatt@kpcmedia.com FORT WAYNE — Few in the general public know just how often Allen County’s four school districts work together to reduce costs and share expenses for the interest of taxpayers. However, when it comes to the safety of their students, the four districts aren’t… Read more

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By Sara Barker sbarker@kpcmedia.com KENDALLVILLE — The Marching Knights have a fresh face, and switching from one director to the other has been a seamless transition. This year, East Noble band director Jason Witzigreuter took over the helm after the departure of former director Bryan Munoz… Read more

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KPC News Service INDIANAPOLIS — Due to the recent change in the Tournament Success Factor point system, an updated version of the 2019 and 2020 football state tournament assignments in Classes 6A and 5A was approved June 21 by the IHSAA Executive Committee. The change will affect Carroll and… Read more

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By Ken Fillmore kfillmore@kpcmedia.com BLOOMINGTON — Two future college teammates in Leo’s Mackenzie Rust and Churubusco’s Abigail Erwin and two longtime friends in Whitko’s Emalee Duggins and Ellie Snep played in their final high school softball games Saturday afternoon in the nine-inning I… Read more

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By Ken Fillmore kfillmore@kpcmedia.com MADISON – All three area all-stars made quality contributions to help the North take the rubber game of the 45th annual Indiana High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Series at Madison High School’s Gary O’Neal Field Sunday afternoon. Eastsid… Read more

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KPC News Service INDIANAPOLIS — The National Federation of State High School Associations Basketball Rules Committee held its April meeting in Indianapolis, determining seven rules changes that will go into effect in the 2024-2025 season. Five of the seven rules changes concern player equipm… Read more

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By Louis Wyatt lwyatt@kpcmedia.com FORT WAYNE — Students in Holland Elementary School’s Early Act Club recently wrapped up another series of service projects. Holland’s Early Act Club includes students in third, fourth and fifth grades, who participate in three projects each school year — a … Read more

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Hand-size statuettes were arrayed on the floor, paintings and drawings covered the walls, and other creations topped tables at the May 29 art walk at Canterbury Middle School. Lower School students also contributed to the show. Parents and grandparents toured the displays before attending th… Read more

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KPC News Service CARMEL — Homestead golfer Adam DeLong competed at the Indiana State Golf Finals last week at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel. DeLong, a junior for the Spartans, placed 94th out of 100 golfers in a competitive field. He scored an 88 on Day 1 and an 89 on Day 2 for […] Read more

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Spartans finish 9th overall By Nicole Minier nminier@kpcmedia.com PLYMOUTH — Homestead’s Adam DeLong was the individual runner-up of the competitive Plymouth Golf Regional last Thursday at Swan Lake Golf Course. DeLong shot par, a 72, in 18 holes. He was edged by Bishop Dwenger’s Johnny Fill… Read more

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By Louis Wyatt lwyatt@kpcmedia.com WEST LAFAYETTE — As a school of under 1,000 students, Leo was unquestionably the underdog in Saturday’s 4A state softball championship. And though they made it all the way to a Big Ten field, they couldn’t overcome one of the biggest schools in the state. A… Read more

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May 18 • Harlan Christian School, 2 p.m. in the school gymnasium, 17108 State Road 37, Harlan May 24 • Bishop Luers High School, 4 p.m. at the University of Saint Francis Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 E. Main St., Fort Wayne • Bishop Dwenger, 6 p.m. at the Embassy Theatre, 125… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Homestead High School students showcased their talents at the National Honor Society Coffeehouse and Art Show April 15. The event featured a gallery with hundreds of works of art by students and open mic performances. Members of the NHS sold food and drinks as a fundraiser durin… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Success. How does one define it in high school athletics? By the number of sectional championships? The character of the players? The culture created by the coaches? Strong academics? For Homestead’s boys and girls basketball programs, it’s all of the above. Under the direction … Read more

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Thursday, May 9 Homestead track hosts North Side/Huntington North Homestead baseball at Carroll, 6 p.m. Canterbury baseball at Blackhawk Christian, 5 p.m. Friday, May 10 Homestead tennis at Carmel, 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11 Homestead golf at Leo Inv., 8 a.m. Homestead softball at Warsaw Tny… Read more

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Spartans down New Haven NEW HAVEN — Homestead’s baseball team beat New Haven in a competitive game last week, 10-7. The Spartans opened the game with a run in the first, four in the second and another in the top of the third to lead 6-0 before the Bulldogs got on the board in the […] Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Homestead’s football squad will face some new opponents in the tournament this fall, as the Indiana High School Athletic Association recently announced its sectional realignments for the 2019 season. The Class 6A Spartans remain in Sectional 3 with Carroll; however, Snider and N… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Carroll High School’s varsity winter guard was the runner-up during state finals at Center Grove High School. Carroll scored 87.59 points in the Class A finals to champion Zionsville’s 89.74. Carroll’s varsity program is entitled “Operator.” The music is a cover of the Jim Croce… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Fort Wayne Community Schools is now partnering with Precision Driving to offer students driver education. Classes will continue to be offered at the FWCS Career Academy Automotive Center, 1219 S. Lafayette St., but students will now also have the option of completing coursework … Read more

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FORT WAYNE — The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, March 25, approved the following administrative appointments for the 2019-20 school year: Jennifer Evans, Bloomingdale Elementary Principal Jennifer Evans began her career in education in 1999 as a substitute t… Read more

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NEW HAVEN — East Allen County Schools is looking for bright, talented individuals with fresh ideas, who love to work and have a passion to succeed. The school district will host a job information fair 2-6 p.m. March 20 at New Haven Community Center, 7500 St Rd 930, Fort Wayne. EACS offers a … Read more

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INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Education released its list of four-star schools recently, including 13 schools in Allen County to receive the distinguished honor. “Receiving designation as a Four Star School reflects academic excellence among students, educators, and the administra… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Homestead High School’s radio station, The Point 91.1 FM, finished as Radio School of the Year against more than 50 other high schools, career centers, and vocational programs throughout the state of Indiana at the annual Indiana Association of School Broadcasters (IASB) awards … Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Fort Wayne Community Schools’ elementary schools invite parents of students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the fall to learn more about FWCS’ programs and register for the 2019-20 school year. Schools offering pre-K will have registration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March … Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Students at Concordia Lutheran High School pulled an all nighter Feb. 8-9 during the school’s first 24-hour Theater Festival. Fueled by caffeine and snacks, student playwrights worked through the night to draft an original play. Chris Murphy, director of theatrical arts, brought… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — First-graders at Washington Elementary School get a front row seat to an operatic performance twice a week without ever leaving their classrooms. The arts integration program, presented by Heartland Sings, brings performers into the classroom for interactive lessons that teach s… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Phyllis Davis has hired almost every employee at Southwest Allen County Schools during her nearly three-decade tenure as the district’s human resources director. That’s more than 1,200 employees – the size of a small town. Davis, who retired from her position at the end of Janua… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Homestead High School senior Zoe Moore competed in the Poetry Out Loud state finals Feb. 16 at the Indiana State Library in Indianapolis. This is the second time Moore has won Homestead’s Poetry Out Loud competition, advancing to the state finals, presented by the Indiana Arts C… Read more

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HUNTERTOWN — Nearly 200 alumni from Carroll, Huntertown and Arcola high schools gathered in Carroll’s cafeteria for a 50th anniversary celebration and dinner Feb. 15. The event honored the class of 1969, the first group to graduate from Carroll High School. Alumni were treated to a dinner pr… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Ashley Esther has been planning a trip to Australia for a decade, and after 10 long years of applying for grants, the Lilly Endowment is going to make her dream a reality. Esther, an engineering teacher at Carroll High School, was one of 100 K-12 educators in the state of Indian… Read more

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FORT WAYNE — Blackhawk Christian Theatre will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” March 15 and 16. The musical features the classic Disney songs “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World,” as well as eight new original songs for the stage adaptation. The production will fea… Read more

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FORT WAYNE – The community is invited to an evening at Homestead High School Feb. 20 beginning at 6 p.m. A Taste of Homestead (HHS Cafeteria at 6-7:30 p.m.) More than 100 Homestead students have spent the last several months preparing to teach their peers, their families and the community mo… Read more

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DUPONT — Every year, the Chargers have climbed a little bit higher up the ladder. On Nov. 3, they finally broke through the ceiling. Carroll’s varsity cheerleading squad made history, bringing home the school’s first-ever state title in the sport. “We were extremely excited and overjoyed,” C… Read more