That is how we spell success (visualize fancy, spinning upward movement with pom-poms) gooooooooo Royals! I remember the cheerleaders running out to the sidelines to belt out this little ditty when we scored a point against our elementary nemesis. It’s easy to know when your team has scored a point
Ivadine Long, best known to friends and family as “T” joined the centurion club as she celebrated 100 years young on Saturday, December 10th. An open house was held in her honor at the Assisted Living where she resides.
An open house complete with tiara, throne, cake, ice cream and homemade caramel
The first week of our brand new year is already marching into the past, although the mild temperatures and blue skies seem more like the beginning of spring. It is such a change from last year at this time, when we endured a raging snow storm that reduced us to old time living. The power was off
The problem was Mrs. Doc, you see. Oh, don’t misunderstand. She’s a perfectly wonderful lady and we all think the world of her, and as far as we know she has yet to burn down a house or start a war or anything.
The problem is, we don’t know her first name.
If you just come out and flat ask her
Thanks to a persistent great-granddaughter, her determined granddaughter-in-law and the restoration skills used at Born Again Quilts, a century-plus old scrappy string comforter found its way under a Christmas tree.
Back in April of 2015 Judy James brings her late mother-in-law Garnett Repp James’
The children of Gregory and Susan (Schwan) Rockstroh happily announce their parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.
Greg and Sue were married on January 14, 1967 at Saint Therese Church in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Sandy (Statz) Wilson and Stephen Rockstroh (proxy was Michael Rockstroh) were the attendants.
This morning, on my way to work, I was stopped by a train on Sand Point Road. The train had stopped, so I decided to turn around. While doing so, my right front tire lost traction and slid into the ditch.
Many saw my situation and turned around in front of me and left.
BUT, one young man named LOGAN
My dearest children of the world,
I am about to set out on my busiest night of the year. Soon, I will travel 24 hours and reach every corner of the world. Even though I have been doing this for centuries, that miracle still confounds me. Preparations for this special night began long before I was on
Offering a toast at holiday gatherings of family and friends is said to have begun with the Greeks. However, our Greek ancestors considered the toast a precautionary step before drinking to avoid being poisoned, a longtime favorite way to dispose of an enemy. To ensure that those drinking the wine
The spirit of St. Nicholas was alive and well at Born Again Quilts as we celebrated the patron saint of children, merchants, repentant thieves and many other groups. It would be pretty fair to say he is the patron saint of everyone! If visitors thought they were going to meet a “St. Nicholas”
Recently was the anniversary of an infamous day in our American history; the day that Pearl Harbor was bombed. I was only six years old, and the memory is fuzzy in my mind. It was on a Sunday, and I wonder now how we received the news. What I do remember, however, was the frightening aftermath when
The northern Indiana District 6540 of Rotary International is accepting applications for two $7,000 summer study abroad scholarships. Successful applicants must be residents of District 6540 (northern Indiana) and be sponsored by a local Rotary club, which includes the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne and
My son, Scott, and his wife, Janalyn, lived with us for a while this summer after graduation. His job didn’t start until September, and it gave us a chance to get to know Janalyn. Our life was quite a bit different from how she grew up. She had never canned food before, and she soon learned the
It began the way most miracles do: by accident or the hand of God, take your pick.
It might have been the weather, at least partly. For December, the day had been almost balmy and warm. You know, sweaters instead of heavy coats. No mittens in sight.
Then there were Christmas lights on the stores, and
Recently I was invited to speak at a conference attended by directors of extended care facilities and retirement communities. According to them, many retirees have a strong desire to put their life stories on paper before they pass away so that the lessons they learned in life can be handed down to
The warm days that we experienced in October may have been called Indian summer, but according to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, it comes after a killing frost or hard freeze. We certainly have had that; three hard frosts in a row has blackened all the summer flowers and laid the garden low.
Finally the Cubs win the World’s Series and Harry Caray must be smiling down from heaven on all of those people who waited for generations for them to be crowned the World Series Champs.
Denny Durnell and his wife Teena the second generation owners of Durnell’s at Broadway and Huestis not only
Thanksgiving is much more than a big meal with family and friends. It’s a time to reflect on, and be thankful for, all of the good things you have. It’s important to be grateful, not just on Thanksgiving, but each and every day. Rather than lamenting what you feel is lacking in your life, begin
Front row L-R: Stan Freet, Walther Grantham, Ted Egts.
Back row L-R: James LeGault (family member), Bill Colburn, Harrison Hull and Robert Floyd (visitor). Kingston hosted a Veterans Day breakfast for the community at their Assisted Living on Winchester Road along with a special recognition ceremony
Dewey Decker, that accident-prone neighbor of ours, is the undisputed Pharoah of Fertilizer, the Monarch of Manure. He has turned a shovel-ready business into a going concern, with the help of the woman of his dreams, Emily. But in the quiet times, when it’s only Dewey thinking to himself, he really
Have you ever heard the saying, “Praemonitus, praemunitus?” Probably not when it is spoken in the original Latin, but it should sound familiar when said in English, “Forewarned is forearmed!” So, use your forearms to hold up The Waynedale News, you’re about to be forewarned. Mom and dad
As the big day nears, now is the time to plan a craft project everyone enjoys while the turkey cooks, the parade participants march or the football games progress.
Who hasn’t created a turkey simply by drawing around their hand, spreading their fingers to create the feathers and
This is a true Thanksgiving story, and one that is dear to my heart for we knew the principal characters featured in it.
Brother Harry Craig was a traveling evangelist, and his wife Sister Myrtle Craig was his faithful companion. He was a short man, but what he lacked in stature, he made up for it
It was late October and Butch and Buster, my two friends, had come to visit after school. They weren’t really farm boys. They grew up in the backwoods of a state farther east, so when it came to cattle, they might as well have grown up in the city. They did like to come out to the farm, but it almost
Next week on the eve of the election I will be turning 60! 60 years in the making of who I am today. When I was young, 60 seemed old. My paternal grandparents the Rev. Herbert Levihn and his wife Concordia both died of heart attacks in June 1962 at 61 and 69. What a shock that was for this five year