ONE LAST TIME AT ELMHURST HIGH

Every dust-covered clock hovering over the guests on tours of the long-vacant hallways of Elmhurst High School registered the exact same time: 2:49 p.m. Frozen in time was the last bell of the last school day in 2010.

The significance of the clocks wasn’t lost to the event’s tour guides. “That

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ELMHURST: A FOND GOOD-BYE

We came to walk the halls once more,
Knowing ‘twould be the last
We thought of teenage hopes and dreams
In that now distant past.

Lifelong friendships were formed right here
As thru the years they grew.
We smile fondly to recall that
Romance oft blossomed too.

We remembered favorite teachers,
Those

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EHS FINAL VIEWING

Letter To The Editor:
It had the feel of a funeral visitation.

My last visit a few years ago hoped to see familiar faces. But this visit on November 10, 2017 occasioned a last viewing of what had been so much a part of our lives decades ago. The familiar Elmhurst High School gymnasium where so many

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A FINAL FAREWELL PLANNED FOR ELMHURST GRADS

Elmhurst High School has served as a place full of youthful memories for the tens of thousands of alumni who attended the school since its construction in 1929. In November, alumni, their immediate families, and school staff will have a final opportunity to tour their former school and ‘Meet &

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ELMHURST 50+ YEAR BOOK

A new book being crafted by a group of dedicated Elmhurst High School graduates is looking to keep classmates and friends connected after more than 50 years, appropriately titled, “50+ Years Later.”

Several members of the Elmhurst class of 1965 are putting together a volume to tell the stories

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HANSON AGGREGATES PURCHASES ELMHURST HIGH SCHOOL PROPERTY

Hanson Aggregates Midwest LLC (“Hanson”) has concluded its purchase of the vacant Elmhurst High School building and associated property. The sale of the property required the acquisition of two parcels totaling almost twenty-eight acres: over fifteen acres on which the vacant school is located,

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ONE LAST TIME WALKING THE HALLS AT ELMHURST HIGH

Even after decades, the Elmhurst class of 1967 is staying close.

This summer will mark 50 years since those folks tread the hallowed halls of Elmhurst High School, 3829 Sandpoint Road, and the class plans to mark the milestone anniversary with a 50-year reunion gala this summer.

The group plans to get

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FUTURE OF ELMHURST PROPERTY REMAINS A MYSTERY

On February 13 at 6pm the Fort Wayne Community School Board of Trustees held a hearing and vote to decide to seek a buyer for Elmhurst High School and adjacent farm land. The school was closed after the 2009 – 2010 school year ended, and the building has remained vacant since.

The school Board

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EARTHQUAKES IN THE AFTERNOON

Tremors and quakes are not just a West Coast warning,
Waynedalers know they occur daily – just not in the morning.
Past teachers at Elmhurst would prepare at the end of each day,
At a quarter past two, before sports teams would play.
Sometimes tremors felt faint and barely

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MELISSA’S LONG JOURNEY HOME

Melissa Long has been a lighthouse to our community for more than 30 years, informing us of danger and shining as a beacon of light to illuminate the beauty of our city. She worked a full-time second shift job as News Anchor at 21Alive News. We only saw the tip of the iceberg at
5:00, 6:00 and

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A LIFE COMMITTED TO TEACHING

Don Goss knew what direction he wanted to focus his life on long before most people even know what their favorite ice cream is. Those of us who know “Mister Goss” (as I always called him) have seen him as a theater and art teacher at Elmhurst High School. Goss spent 56 years teaching there and

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ELMHURST GRADUATE TURNS 100!

As America celebrates another birthday, a couple days later, Dulla (Aschliman) Schlaudraff will celebrate her 100th birthday!

Dulla was born on July 6, 1915.

She has received several birthday cards already. One very special card she said arrived just the other day. As she handed it to me, I noticed

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ELMHURST CLASS OF 1953 REUNION

1st Row (L-R) Nila McCartney Fox, Jean Adams Kloer, Nick Werling, Stuart Trainer, Beverly Sampson Gebert, Lucille Jerraid Huyghe.

2nd Row and rear (L-R) Harold Dautz, Gene Lee, Martha Walker Imler, Bob Crider, Phyllis Waldrop Wilkinson, Betty Paxton Koomler, Dick Schmitt, Louise Scott Bridges, Tom

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YEEEEP! ELMHURST AUCTION RAISES FUNDS FOR FWCS

By 9am on Saturday, August 25th Elmhurst High School parking lot was once again full of cars. This time in place of students filling the lot, it was the general public who was invited to walk through the school to view and bid on various items from Elmhurst’s past. The auction was organized

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ALWAYS A TROJAN

Two hundred seniors would have graduated this year from Elmhurst High School, if it hadn’t been closed by the School Board a few years ago. Graduations still occurred but they were just at a different location.

Posing in front of Elmhurst High School this year were sixteen students from area

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ELMHURST’S GAYDAY CONTINUES HITTING STREAK AT IPFW

The baseball series started Friday afternoon, April 27, 2012. The IPFW Mastodons were looking to stomp on the Bisons last weekend as they played North Dakota State.

It started out a bright sunny day on the IPFW field, but the Bisons quickly took charge by scoring 3 runs in the top of the first inning.

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HOLDING DEAR OUR MEMORIES OF ELMHURST

From the Editor-These past few weeks, hundreds of local high school graduates were getting the attention they deserved for a job well done-especially Elmhurst High School grads. Now, these students have boosted their lifelong earning potential and opened doors for themselves despite the turmoil they

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ELMHURST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT RECEIVES SERTOMA AWARD

The secret is out. Sertoma is probably Fort Wayne’s best kept secrets. Sertoma is an acronym for “SERvice TO MAnkind” and is an international organization. In the Fort Wayne area it has been in existence since 1955. Today, there are 32 members with two charter members still active,

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WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BOWLING TEAM ADVANCE TO SEMI-STATE

The Wayne High School Boys bowling team advanced to Semi-State Saturday, February 5, 2011. In order to advance they had to finish in the top 5 out of 12 teams from around the region. They came in 5th, which sends them to the next round in Muncie next weekend.
Not only did they advance as a team

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ELMHURST CHOIR REUNITED TO SERENADE KINGSTON RESIDENTS

Brett Adams, former music director at Elmhurst High School was pleased to receive a call from members of his Elmhurst show choir requesting an opportunity to perform together again.
“The kids are now split up, but have missed each other and just wanted to sing together again,” said Adams.

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SAVE OUR SCHOOL ELMHURST AIRED TV SHOW

Save Our School-Elmhurst (SOSEHS) has produced a public access television program entitled Save Our City. The show aired, on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 3 pm on Comcast channel 57 and Frontier channel 27. The topic of the show is Public Education: Does FWCS Make the Grade?

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SAVE OUR SCHOOL ELMHURST

Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) has been successful in stalling the Save Our School-Elmhurst (SOSEHS) lawsuit since it was initially filed on April 20, 2010, in Allen County Superior Court via a series of legal delay tactics designed to prevent the case from being heard by an impartial judge who

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REFLECTIONS ON RETURNING TO ELMHURST HIGH SCHOOL

Open house.

More a homecoming.

I came hoping to see familiar faces. And I did. But saw so much more. The familiar Elmhurst High School gymnasium where so many school assemblies had been held, and basketball games watched, provided a central gathering place for the progeny of a proud tradition, both

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