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  • Getting a kick out of fear
      So here we are, one night away from Halloween. It’s an evening when the tiny ones flutter from house to house in the quest of filling whatever vessel they possess with candy that their parents, who supervise the excursion, will surely
  • Paranormal beliefs widespread in America
    Human beings are, in general, a superstitious lot. Our tendency to see patterns where they don't exist, and to falsely apply cause to effect, may have helped keep us alive back when we were little more than a band of frightened critters
  • Company will send ashes to scatter in atmosphere
    More and more Americans are choosing cremation over burial. And more and more of those cremated remains are being scattered at sea, off mountains and (illegally) at Disneyland.And maybe soon to be added to those destinations:

People and places


•Tracy Baker of Roanoke will compete in the North American Livestock Exposition Nov. 3 to 16 in Louisville, Ky. She has entered Jersey Holstein in the dairy cattle division.

•The following South Side High School graduates will be honored as 2012 Distinguished Alums at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the South Side auditorium: Dr. Robert Carrel, Ellinor Salinger Forland, Larry Hayes, Jim Clauser, the Rev. Dr. Arnold Pierson, Jo Young Switzer, Sheryl Nelson, John Brooks, Rick Hemsoth, Jim Anderson, Gregg Taylor, Dr. David Allen, Dr. Mark O’Shaughnessy and Michelle Meyer Carrao

Giving back

•The Fort Wayne Derby Girls’ Bust A Move fundraiser raised $38,000 for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. employees raised $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Indiana.

Mission trip

Fort Wayne Habitat for Humanity is accepting registrations to attend its Global Village mission trip to El Salvador from Jan. 19 to 27, 2013. Commitment deadline is Friday, and payment deadline is Dec. 6. Cost is $1,425.03. Call 422-4828 or email with questions.

Applications sought

Entertaining Angels is taking applications for Christmas help for children with chronic or terminal illnesses. Application deadline is Oct. 25. To apply, call 639-7397 or 888-489-2897.


The William P. Gordon Institute for Enterprise Development through the School of Business at Grace College in Winona Lake and the United Way of Kosciusko County is seeking volunteers for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program during the months of February and March. To volunteer or for more information, contact Tim Ziebarth at or call 574-372-5100 ext. 6191.