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  • No child players left behind
    The poor little guy, in his Wildcat League T-shirt and large red helmet while gripping the white aluminum bat, can’t seem to hit the baseball, no matter how gingerly coach Alyssa Ringswald lobs it across the plate.
  • Programs abound for kids
    It has been hard to miss some exciting soccer lately – that heart-stopping 86th-minute headed-in goal by 21-year-old sub John Brooks that helped the U.S.
  • Maintaining fertility
    For women today, a yearly check-up with your healthcare provider is an essential part of maintaining your fertility health at every age.

people and places


•The following were recognized as 4-H Top Achievers: Travis Crowe of New Haven and Grant Hood of Hoagland. Those named Honor Achievers are Robert Anderson, Harley McLemore and Taryn VanHorn, all of Monroeville; and Ethan Brown, Daniel Edwards and Rebecca Fansler, all of Fort Wayne.

•The Lutheran Foundation awarded Dr. Saneta Maiko, founder of Crime Victim Care of Allen County, the 2014 Maxine Rippe Award through Raymond Rosenberger Award Foundation.

Giving back

•The McMillen Center for Health Education received a monetary award from first lady Karen Pence through the Indiana First Lady’s Charitable Foundation. Awards, which ranged from $500 to $1,000, were given to 28 organizations across the state.

•The Volunteers of America of Indiana received $87,600 from the Home Depot Foundation to help support the Richard Lugar Safe Haven for Veterans in Fort Wayne.

•The National Science Foundation awarded Ivy Tech Community College Northeast $199,977 to develop a new microsystems certificate program at the college. The college also received academic software from the Collision Repair Education Foundation.

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana received $1,000 for its “March for Meals” Meals on Wheels campaign. Sue Johnson and the Rev. Richard Hartman also were honored by Aging & In-Home Services with the Communities for a Lifetime – Awards of Excellence.

•The band Foreigner, which will perform today at Foellinger Theatre in Franke Park, will donate $500 to the Northrop High School choir. The choir will perform with the band during its classic hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” and sell the band’s CDs at the concert to raise money for the band’s charity partner, The Grammy Foundation.

•The March of Dimes Indiana Chapter awarded $10,000 to Parkview Hospital Foundation to support “Centering Pregnancy,” a program of Parkview Women’s and Children’s Hospital.

IAB Financial Bank donated more than 420 pairs of jeans to the Rescue Mission. The jeans were collected during an employee jeans drive.

•More than $38,000 was raised during the Early Childhood Alliance’s Southern HospitaliTea.


The Elmhurst High School class of 1974 will have its reunion from 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 9 at The Lantern, 4420 Ardmore Ave. Cost is $25 a person. To register by July 22, contact Sam Parkison at 705-6666 or email or Marta Hinton Zoller at 260-570-6849 or email