THIS DAY IN HISTORY: March 11 in photos

1958 - Mike McCoy, center on the South Side basketball team. At 7 feet tall, he towers over one of the more petite South Side students - even when she stands on a chair. Mike has learned to take staring in stride.
1993 - John Long drives a forklift to load and pile lumber at Home Lumber of New Haven.
1994 - Ryan Murray, age 14, of St. Marys St, shoots baskets in Hamilton Park as he enjoys the warm weather.
1995 - Sister Anne Marie is coordinator of St. Mary's brick sale. There is a donation of $5 per brick. With the purchase of a brick, one can get a free commemorative plaque of St. Mary's. The sale is Sunday, March 5, 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. and Saturday, March 11, 12p.m. to 2p.m. The proceeds will be used for the ministries of St. Mary's parish.
1996 - IPFW poet Beth Simon gives a reading from her new book "Out of Nowhere, The Body's Shape" at IPFW Monday.
1998 - Milk "Chugs" -- rounded plastic jugs of milk that will fit in a car's cupholder -- are Dean Food Co.'s way to market milk as an alternative to soft drinks, tea and bottled water. They are being sold in Meijer stores in Fort Wayne; this display was in the store at 5909 Illinois Road.
1998 - Shirley and Tom Jones swath their trees in yellow ribbons Wednesday afternoon in memory of Richard Peake, a landscaper who moved thirty trees and planted them.
1999 - The South Side High School jazz band rehearses for the Northrop Jazz Festival.
1999 - Larry Milton, 12, left, and Josh Heath, 10, play a little pool during game night Thursday at the Big Brothers/Big Sisters center, 2439 Fairfield Ave. The organization needs more adult volunteers to help with the 142 kids that are waiting for mentors. Activities like game night invite children to participate while waiting for a mentor.
2002 - Tony Henry is the owner/bartender at the Deer Park Lodge where he likes to entertain customers with jokes and one liners.
2003 - Donor John Connolly relaxes after being hooked up to a new blood donation process at the Red Cross by Automatic Collection Specialist Shaun Gabes, Tuesday morning. Donors can donate two times the red cells and red cell plasma than they could before.
2004 - High atop a temporary work deck, Churchmembers, architects and painters mull over proposed color schemes for the ceiling in the sanctuary of Plymouth Congregational Church, Thursday.
2004 - A school crossing guard instructs PETA activist Rabi Chand of Norfolk, VA, and chicken, in how to cross the road, Thursday. The Animal rights group awas outside of Lincoln Elementary School on Cook Road, Thursday afternoon, handing out cards encouraging kids not to eat chicken.
2006 - Fort Wayne Firefighters hosted more than 100 people on Saturday as they sprayed green dye into the Saint Mary's River in the sixth annual "Greening of the River" to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Firefighters said the annual event held on the old Well's Street footbridge has grown steadily over the years.
2006 - Jay Litzenberg Jr., 5, looks at the jaws of a shark caught in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru. The jaws were part of a display of items from Peru in the International Festival at the Grand Wayne Center on Saturday.
2007 - Fort Wayne goaile Kevin St. Pierre makes one of several spectacular saves in Sunday's 3-1 win over Rockford on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum.
2007 - Mara Bolen takes a picture of Ashlea,5, Chelsea,7, and Brennan,9, all Browns, as they pose next to Brennan's artwork at the FAME Festival Saturday afternoon.
2007 - Fort Wayne's Bruce Richardson heads to the dressing room after a fight in the closing seconds of the Komets' 3-1 win over Rockford on Sunday at Memorial Coliseum. Richardson took several stitches to close the cut above his eye.
2008 - This 1890s schoolhouse at the corner of Illinois and Thomas Roads will be moved a quarter-mile down Thomas Rd. Wednesday morning to make way for the construction of Orchard Crossing, visible in the lower right background behind bulldozer.
2008 - Nancy McCammon-Hansen, Trinity Episcopal Church Labyrinth Facilitator, traces her finger along a small wooden labyrinth to show the calming effect that the motion has on a person.
2009 - Indiana State Police officer Ron Galaviz talks with a traffic stop for speeding and no seat-belt on Washington Center Road Wednesday.
2009 - High water on Clinton Street near headwaters Park was taking traffic down to one lane Wednesday morning.
2010 - A groundskeeper mows a fairway on the Shoaff Park Golf Course, which opened for the season on Thursday. The courses at McMillen and Foster parks also opened Friday.
2013 - Lenny Duff, president of the Wildwood Park neighborhood, points out a rough patch on Hickory Street on Monday, March 11. Duff said he has asked three years in a row for the city to repave sections of Hickory.
2015 - Only a faint outline on the wall indicates that this span across Crescent Avenue near IPFW used to have a name other than “bridge.” Dedicated as the Willis Family Bridge in 2003, the family name has been removed because businessman Don Willis, who pledged $3 million, has not made a payment since 2006. The bridge’s naming rights are now available, university officials say.

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