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January 2013 images

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, we at The News-Sentinel think the words are pretty important, too, but here are some of the best photos that appeared in the pages of the paper  during January.

The rising waters of the St. Marys River turn the playground at Foster Park into a haven for water fowl Jan. 14. According to the National Weather Service, the St. Marys River was expected to crest near 16 feet because of the heavy rain.
Huntington University student Chloe-Ann Shaw works on her footwork in a stage combat class. The class was part of the four-week J-term session held in January.
Fort Wayne Fire Department Capt. Neil Hudson, in yellow suit, "rescues" Lt. Brandon Dickmeyer from the water at Lakeside Park on Jan 4. Firefighters took advantage of the daunting conditions to practice water rescues.
Komets center Corey Elkins skates wide on Gwinnett defenseman Justin Weller to attack for the game-winning goal with 3:59 left in the third period Jan. 2.
The St. Marys River is slowly receding since cresting Jan. 15 because of heavy rain and melting snow.
Participants take to the streets once again for the March for Life, meant to annually remind the community of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion in 1973. This is the 40th year since the decision was rendered and the 39th march, which began at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center and ended at the E. Ross Adair Federal Building.
Jazmin Greene, 7, watches as the Liturgical Praise Dance Troupe performs during the 28th annual Service of Repentance and Reconciliation, honoring the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 20 at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Komets goalie Kenny Reiter eyes the puck in his glove after a save in the third period of the Komets' game against the Cincinnati Cyclones on Jan. 13 at Memorial Coliseum.
Fort Wayne firefighters apply water Jan. 24 to a burning house in the 100 block of Mechanic Street, just west of downtown. The fire, which raged for at least 45 minutes, destroyed the two-apartment house.
Snider's Deja Wimby, left, makes a move to get around Concordia Lutheran's Olivia Hahn during the first half of the Panthers' 62-52 win Jan. 18 at Concordia. The game was played with a pink basketball, and after the game ball was auctioned off to raise money for cancer research.
Eric Giosa, right, skates out of the grasp of Orlando's Sean Lorenz behind the Solar Bears' net in the third period of the Komets' 3-2 win Jan. 5 at Memorial Coliseum.
Temporary fencing was being placed around the burned-out shell of the the former Hooters on Coliseum Boulevard. The vacant structure was damaged in a fire Jan. 7.
Northrop's Bryson Scott, left, leaps to take a shot in the third quarter of the Bruins' 95-59 win over Bishop Luers on Jan. 11 at Northrop.
The Rev. Mark Minnick started Come2Go Ministries 10 years ago. The ministry serves those in need, such as the homeless and troubled youth, while the music hall brings in a wide array of secular musical acts.
The Mizpah Shrine Circus came to town, and Jan. 24 elementary students from around the area got a chance to go to the show. This is the 67th year for circus. During intermission, children were entertained by clowns making balloon animals. The kids all wanted one, and a few lucky kids were granted their wish by Fuzzy the Clown.
Brent Campbell, of Harold McCombs & Sons Inc., was busy removing lights from the large Christmas tree Jan. 7 outside of Shine & Hardin, LLP on the corner of South Broadway and Beaver Avenue, a sign the holidays are over.
The Rev. Peter Gregory, associate pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, helped organize "Shepherds United" to encourage pastors of different faiths to join in defense of life, traditional marriage and religious freedom.
Norwell coach Randy Hawkins jumps and cheers after the basket that brought his Knights back to tie Wayne late in the fourth quarter after trailing by as much as 20 points in the game Jan. 9 at Norwell. The Knights, who never led in regulation time, surged in the overtime period to beat Wayne 85-80.
Store Manager Max Pease speaks to Kroger employees, customers and community leaders Jan. 17 at the grand reopening of the Kroger store at 7008 Bluffton Road. The company invested $2.1 million in renovating the store.
This CAT Challenger drew a steady stream of traffic Jan. 15 during the Farm Show at the Allen County Expo Center. The black bar on the front holds 100-pound weights to balance the vehicle.
As a player/assistant coach, Colin Chaulk, right, coaches from behind the Komets' bench Jan. 6 at Memorial Coliseum. Chaulk was sidelined by an infection on his foot and coached until he was cleared to play.
Komets defenseman Scott Kishel, right, delivers a diving shot as he floats in front of Cincinnati goalie Brian Foster during the overtime period Jan. 13 at Memorial Coliseum. Kishel's shot glanced off the goal post, but shortly afterward, teammate Mike Hoban, not pictured, beat Foster with a wrist shot, giving the Komets a 3-2 win.
New Haven's V.J. Beachem, center, splits the defense of Bishop Dwenger's Ryan Christman, left, and Ryan Watercutter to put up a finger-roll layup for two of his 24 points in the Bulldogs' 69-58 win Jan. 23 at New Haven.
Woodlan's Jaryn Malfait, right, wraps up Adams Central junior Briona Case, drawing a foul in the Warriors' 51-47 in their opening-round game of the ACAC Tournament on Jan. 8 at Woodlan.
Concordia junior D.J. McCall, right, floats past Snider's Josh Spitnale, center, for a layup attempt in the second half of the Cadets' game against Snider on Jan. 18 at Concordia.
Carter Haas, 18 months, give his classroom foster grandmother, Idella Williams, a kiss during class Jan. 11 at Children's Village Early Learning Center, a part of Lutheran Social Services of Indiana, 6613 South Anthony Blvd.
Garrett's Brandi Dawson, right, picks up the loose basketball along the baseline during the first half of the Railroaders' win over Heritage in the semifinals of the ACAC Tournament on Jan. 10 at Memorial Coliseum.
Fort Wayne Parks Department employees empty the equipment shed behind the tennis courts Jan. 15 as the rising waters of the St. Marys River threatened to soon swamp the building.