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Tuesday, September 25th, 2018



(09-24-2018) • Woman Killed in Hit Skip
(09-21-2018) • Home Invasion and Assault Suspect Caught
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Tamarac Trails, 30 E near CR 400N • Angola, IN
(09-20-2018) • Home Invasion and Assault Incident in Steuben County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 30 E near CR 400N • Angola, IN
(09-20-2018) • Quincy Fire Department Puts Out Fire In Kitchen
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Quincy, MI
(09-20-2018) • Banks Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Locally
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-20-2018) • Accident Closes Southbound I-69 Thursday Morning
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Auburn, IN
(09-19-2018) • Cast Announced for 'The Undeniable Sound of Right Now' at Trine
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(09-19-2018) • OSHA Investigates Northwest Ohio Company
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Archbold, OH
(09-19-2018) • Noble County Teen Dies in Car Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Ligonier, IN
(09-19-2018) • Emergency Personnel Locate Lost Woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-19-2018) • MSD School Board Updates Policies
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-18-2018) • Woman Found After Missing From Pokagon State Park
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-18-2018) • Angola Officials Review Public Fire Protection Surcharge Calculations
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-18-2018) • Building Improvements Approved for Local Angola Business
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola Common Council, Angola City Hall • Angola, IN
(09-18-2018) • Edon Looks At Charter Designation
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Edon, OH
(09-18-2018) • Trine Offers Easy Transfer for former Harrison College Students
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-17-2018) • Jury Finds Combs Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter, Not Murder
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-17-2018) • Combs Trial in Progress Monday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-17-2018) • New Hampshire Woman Flees From Area Authorities
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Archbold, OH
(09-17-2018) • Murder Trial Resumes Monday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-17-2018) • Trine Faculty Member's Article Published in History of Universities
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-17-2018) • Bryan Man Indicted On Drug Charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bryan, OH
(09-14-2018) • Glendarin Access Is Challeged by Construction
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(09-14-2018) • Traffic Stop on Toll Road Yields Cocaine and Marijuana
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Howe, IN
(09-13-2018) • Murder trial begins in Lagrange
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-13-2018) • Thursday US 30 Fatal Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: US 30 at 250 South - Pierceton - Kosciusko County, IN
(09-13-2018) • Steuben County’s 2019 Budget Approved
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-13-2018) • Fire Department Increase Staff With Grant
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance, OH
(09-13-2018) • Candidate for Ohio Governor Visits Williams County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Montpelier, OH


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Trine MPAS Director Serves as Honor Flight Physician
Monday Sep 24, 2018 5:47am

FORT WAYNE - A veteran himself, Emilio Vazquez said he was moved by the reception fellow U.S. veterans received when returning from the northeast Indiana Honor Flight.

"You get choked up," he said. "You see these guys … they came back to the United States and basically went back to their lives. They didn't get big parades."

Vazquez, who serves as director of Trine University's Master of Physician Assistant Studies program, volunteered as the flight physician for northeast Indiana's 29th Honor Flight, which took place Sept. 19.

Honor Flights transport veterans, primarily from World War II or those with terminal disease, to Washington, D.C., for a day to visit veterans' memorials and other monuments in that city. Now occurring in 140 hubs across 44 states, the flights began as a way to help World War II veterans see the World War II Memorial before they passed.

With fewer WWII vets still living, the effort is expanding to veterans of more recent wars. The flights are free for the veterans, with financing coming from the guardians who accompany them and other private donations.

After hearing about the program from a friend who volunteered, Vazquez originally planned to serve as a guardian for a veteran on the flight. When that veteran was unable to participate due to a scheduling issue, Vazquez was asked to serve as flight physician instead.

The day began very early in Fort Wayne with breakfast at the Air National Guard Base, which can accommodate all the veterans and guests in its mess hall. Following a sendoff that included friends, family and a water cannon salute by two fire trucks, the flight departed and landed at Reagan National Airport about 9 a.m. Vasquez said some 300 people showed up spontaneously at Reagan Airport to welcome the Honor Flight veterans.

He encouraged anyone who is interested in serving as a guardian or contributing toward the flights to visit the Honor Flight website at hfnei.org.

"Volunteering is not hard work," said Vazquez. "You just have to walk everywhere the veterans do. It's definitely worth the effort."




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