Featured News http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/ Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:55:53 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) PRO GOLFER O’BRIEN UPDATE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11554-pro-golfer-o-brien-update.html Kristi O’Brien GolfThe Symetra Tour rankings have been updated. Recently Luers grad, Kristi O'Brien was ranked #163, based on her Q-School #2 score last year. She played great when she passed Q-School #1 in California to qualify for the SYMETRA Tour. But she didn't do well at Q-2 in Florida. So she fell in rank. But, they re-evaluated the ranking, after the tour was well under way.

Kristi, after not getting accepted into any Symetra events at all early on this spring (limiting only 144 ladies in each event), has played in 5 or 6 since, simply because 20 of the top 144 did not enter.

Kristi played in South Bend right before the Sunday night deadline! It's tough, because you often don't know where you're going on Monday or Tuesday (for practice rounds) until Saturday or Sunday! If it's a long destination, like Florida or Arizona, just imagine what the cost of an airline flight is on a day or 2 notice!

Good news is that Kristi has moved up to #137. That's inside the top 144, meaning Kristi can now decide on her own, weeks ahead, on which one she wants to play. There are about 5 more Symetra Tour events, all on the East coast. Potentially, she could do all 5 tournaments.

A side note---Recently, O'Brien was putting on the practice green at Crooked Stick Country Club in Indy, when Peyton Manning happened to walk by. Kristi turned, glanced over her shoulder and instinctively said, "Hey Peyton!" Believe it or not, Manning said,


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11554-pro-golfer-o-brien-update.html
BERNE SWISS DAYS FESTIVAL CELEBRATING OUR SWISS HERITAGE! http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11551-berne-swiss-days-festival-celebrating-our-swiss-heritage.html Swiss-DaysThe Berne Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2014 Swiss Days Festival, an annual celebration of Berne's Swiss heritage, on July 25-26. The Swiss Days Opening Ceremony will take place on the downtown stage at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014. This year's festival promises to provide new vendors, new stage entertainment, and exciting events such as Berne's Got Talent, The Tower Jam-Fest, and the Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing & more.

You may want to start your day in downtown Berne, where you'll find merchants selling their products at the old-fashioned "sidewalk sale." The wide selection and variety that comes with our vendors guarantees everything from crafts and antiques to clothing apparel for the whole family. You can relax near the downtown stage to the sounds of local talent while munching on mouth-watering food, such as bratwurst, tenderloins, rib eye, wings, apple dumplings, and fried cheese sticks.

South Adams Schools
The annual Tennis Tourney will be held on the tennis courts at South Adams High School and Adams Central High School. Come out and watch as local competitors demonstrate their skills and vie for 1st and 2nd place trophies in each division. Divisions are as follows: Boy's singles (17 and under), Men's singles (18 and over), Girl's singles (17 and under), Woman's Singles (18 and older), Men's singles (35 and over), Men's doubles, Mixed doubles, and Women's Doubles.

Berne's Got Talent is the place for ten locally talented individuals or


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11551-berne-swiss-days-festival-celebrating-our-swiss-heritage.html
18TH ANNUAL ST. JOE PICKLE FESTIVAL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11550-18th-annual-st-joe-pickle-festival.html In St. Joe, Indiana
July 24th, 25th, & 26th

Ongoing Events
Art and Photo Show
Thur. 4:00pm-Sat .4:00pm
Entry pick up time: Sat .4:00 pm
Check for specific times
Crafts & Vendors
Thur. 4:00pm-Sat .Dark
Bake/Rummage Sale and Kids Coloring Contest Display at St Mark Lutheran Church Thur.4:00pm-Sat. 4:00pm
Check for specific times.

Kids Activities:
Jazzy Jumpers
Fri. Noon– Dark
Sat. 10:00am-Dark
Daily: Free round trip ride from the midway to St. Mark Lutheran!

July 24th, 2014
4:00pm -Food and Craft Vendors
-Lion's Club Ice Cream
4:00pm-8:00 pm
-Art & Photo at Riverdale School
-Bake/Rummage Sale and Kids Coloring Contest Display at St Mark Lutheran Church
5:30pm-Decorate Pickles for Pickle Derby
7:00pm-Pickle Derby Begins!
7:30-9:00 pm-Gospel Music-Looking Up-Larry McKown group.

July 25th, 2014
10:00am-Food and Craft Vendors
-Lion's Club Ice Cream
10:00am- 8:00pm -Bake/Rummage Sale and Kids Coloring Contest Display at St Mark Lutheran Church
-Art & Photo at Riverdale
12:00pm-Jazzy Jumper Inflatable's- for kids!
4:00-5:00pm-Mark's Ark (Entertainment Tent)
5:00pm-Fireman's Dinner -Concord Fire Depart-ment Fundraiser (Entertainment Tent)
5:00-7:00pm -Creative Comedy (Entertainment Tent)
7:30-9:30pm-All Night Posse Band!
9:30pm-Blue Light Volunteer Firefighter Parade

July 26th, 2014
6:30-10:30am-Pickle Pepper Poker Walk (Sanctioned Volkswalk) Finish by 1:00pm
7:00-10:00am-Fireman's Pancake and Sausage Breakfast in the Entertainment Tent Prepared by The Concord Fire Department
9:00-11:45am-Tours of Sechler's Pickle Factory
10:00am-Lion's Club Ice Cream
-Food and Craft Vendors
-Jazzy Jumper Inflatable's- for kids!
10:00am-4:00pm-Art and Photo at Riverdale
-Bake/Rummage Sale and Kids Coloring Contest Display at St Mark Lutheran Church
11:00-12:00 pm-Mark's Ark (Entertainment Tent)
12:00pm-Decorate Pickles for


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11550-18th-annual-st-joe-pickle-festival.html
ROLLING INTO ROANOKE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11549-rolling-into-roanoke.html RollingIntoRoanokeFirst annual car show will benefit the town of Roanoke
Northeast Indiana can look forward to a new event this summer; the Roanoke Beautification Foundation (RBF) has scheduled a classic car show to hit the streets in July. Aptly named Rolling into Roanoke, the show will feature a unique combination of vehicles on display and ancillary activities. According to event organizer Rick Fischer, "There's going to be something for everyone."

Scheduled for Saturday, July 19, Rolling into Roanoke is set to be more than just a car show. With food vendors, music, shopping, wine-by-the-glass sold by Two-EE's Winery, and all-day prizes and games, even non-car enthusiasts will find reason to attend. For collectors and gearheads, however, this new show offers even more.

Located along Main and First Streets and in Roanoke Park, the show will feature exotic sports cars, vintage classics, muscle cars and high performance and custom street rods. Cars from the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum are slated to come to the show, and the National Auto and Truck Museum plans to send several vehicles, as well. There will also be a special section for vintage motorcycles and tractors. In addition, there will be supervised parking for participants staying for dinner.

Car clubs and individuals alike are invited to participate; the entry fee is only $20 when registered by July 1 and includes a dash plaque, t-shirt and vehicle ID tag. Registrations will also be accepted on the day of the show for $25. Twenty-five non-traditional,


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Tammy Davis) Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:27:58 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11549-rolling-into-roanoke.html
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING…GREEN http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11530-something-borrowed-something-green.html The City of Fort Wayne continues its innovative recycling ways with a new program designed to increase recycling in locations where it's not always accessible.  The new, "Borrow-a-Bin" program will launch this weekend with the upcoming Three Rivers Festival.

The program will have 50 event-ready recycling carts that can be loaned to event organizers, free of charge; the program targets common event recyclables such as bottles and cans.
"Ever since we launched our One Cart recycling program, community awareness about the importance of recycling has sky-rocketed. Eighty percent of the community is participating in our recycling program and many organizations have been asking us how they could have recycling at their special event or festival.

Our Borrow-a-Bin program allows event goers to pitch-in recyclable products and keep them out of a landfill," said Bob Kennedy, Director of the Division of Public Works.
The carts are a combination of garbage and recycling. The recycling portion is a clearly marked bag that is conveniently attached to the side of the cart. Studies show that more recyclables are collected with less contamination when containers are adjacent to the garbage container. Having the recyclables in the sturdy bag also makes it easier to transport. Each bag holds approximately 225-250 bottles and cans.

Event sponsors are responsible for picking up and return the bins to the City and must replace any lost, stolen or damaged carts.

For more information visit cityoffortwayne.org/borrowabin. For questions, please email borrowabin@cityoffortwayne.org or call 311.


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11530-something-borrowed-something-green.html
CONGRATULATIONS ED & MARY LOU 55TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11529-congratulations-ed-mary-lou-55th-wedding-anniversary.html Fox-AnniversaryEdwin Paul and Mary Lou (VanOsdale) Fox will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on July 25th, 2014, with a special vow renewal ceremony at Foster Park and a family dinner at the Tavern at Coventry.

The couple was married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on July 25, 1959. They honeymooned at the Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin.

Edwin retired from K-mart Corporation Warehouse after 32 years of service in 1997. Mary Lou retired from Lincoln Life after 17 years of service in 1992. They reside in Fort Wayne.
Currently, they enjoy delivering your Waynedale Newspaper.
Edwin and Mary Lou enjoy traveling, spending time with their family, and attending their grandchildren's school and sporting events.

The couple have four children; Tammy (Bob) Anderson, Terri (Tim) Koomler, Timothy (Maria Castaneda) Fox, and Tara (James) Warren. They have 13 grandchildren, one deceased, three great grandchildren and a fourth due in January.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11529-congratulations-ed-mary-lou-55th-wedding-anniversary.html
WAYNEDALE’S SCREETON FAMILY CELEBRATES FIVE GENERATIONS! http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11528-waynedale-s-screeton-family-celebrates-five-generations.html Screeton-Five-Generations

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11528-waynedale-s-screeton-family-celebrates-five-generations.html
LOCAL LITTLE LEAGUES HELP SAVE LIVES http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11527-local-little-leagues-help-save-lives.html Little-League-Blood-donationSome dedicated area Little League players are being celebrated for stepping up to the plate to help with summer blood donations. In the attached photo, players and coaches from the Don Ayres Time Corners Little League hold their new trophy from the American Red Cross which recognized the league for collecting the most blood during a series of special donor drives.

Teams from the Don Ayres Time Corners, Georgetown and Wallen Little Leagues recently wrapped up the 2014 Fort Wayne Little League Challenge. As part of the competition, teams were encouraged to recruit blood donations from their fans and supporters. The teams competed for prizes including pizza parties and a traveling trophy for the league attracting the most donors. Local restaurants B' Antonio's, Pizza Forum and Marco's Pizza generously donated the pizza prizes.

Summer is always a difficult time of year to collect blood with families traveling, high schools and colleges out of session and many regular donors busy with other activities. Type O negative blood is always in high demand because it can be transfused to patients with any blood type, especially in emergency situations. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood and help save lives, visit redcrossblood.org

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11527-local-little-leagues-help-save-lives.html
EAGLE MARSH MONARCH FESTIVAL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11526-eagle-marsh-monarch-festival.html Monarch-FestivalOne of North America's most iconic—and increasingly threatened—butterflies takes center stage at Little River Wetlands Project's fourth annual Monarch Festival, to be held Saturday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne.

The family-friendly festival will feature educational displays and activities related to monarchs, many along a trail framed by 10-foot-tall native sunflowers. Visitors will learn about monarchs' life cycle, migration and threats to their survival. They may see migrating monarchs nectaring on Eagle Marsh's many native wildflowers. Varieties of milkweed, the only plant on which monarchs will lay their eggs, will be given away for planting in home gardens or at the preserve.

Inside the barn, displays will showcase live monarch caterpillars in various stages of growth. Activities will include face painting for kids, presentations on monarch wintering grounds in Mexico, and more.

As monarch populations dip precipitously lower, LRWP has worked even harder to create high-quality stopovers for the butterflies at its preserves. The Monarch Festival extends that work by showcasing the monarchs' plight, but also emphasizing what anyone—from home gardeners to farmers—can do to help.

"The more we understand these butterflies and their amazing journey, the more we realize the importance of conserving plants they need to survive," said Amy Silva, LRWP executive director.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11526-eagle-marsh-monarch-festival.html
LOCAL LIONS CLUB MEMBERS EARN COMMUNITY AWARDS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11525-local-lions-club-members-earn-community-awards.html Lion President Lynn Shady, Lion Ryan J. StarkThe Lions Club has been an active group in Waynedale and other areas of Fort Wayne for many years. This summer marked a number of extraordinary honors being awarded to some local members.

The following Lions Club events took place on June 10, 2014 at Brookwood Golf Course Club House. Although not pictured, Waynedale Lions Club Secretary, Lynn Henschen, received a Chevron Award for 45 years of Lions service with the Waynedale Club.

Of The Foster Park Lions Club, past President, Lion Ryan J. Stark was awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship, presented by Lion President Lynn Shady.

The McMillen Park Lions Club also awarded a Melvin Jones Fellowship to Lion Charles A. Colligan for his many years of dedicated service.

The Melvin Jones Fellowship was established in 1973 as a response to Lions' request for a way to extend their commitment to Lions Club. The MJF is awarded in recognition of humanitarian work and to a member who makes a sizeable donation to the club. Each recipient of the MJF is given a lapel pin, a plaque, and a congratulatory letter as well as being invited to an annual luncheon held at the convention. The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the highest award in Lionism.


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11525-local-lions-club-members-earn-community-awards.html
WAYNEDALE INITIATIVE APPRECIATES LOCAL FUNDRAISER http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11523-waynedale-initiative-appreciates-local-fundraiser.html The-Stand-Trails-FundraiserThe Waynedale Trails & Sidewalks fundraiser that was hosted on Sunday, June 22nd by Bobick's Golf and The Stand was indeed a success! Both businesses were steady throughout the day as families visited, all enjoying free buckets of balls for children from Bobick's, then cooling down afterwards with free cones from The Stand for the kids.

Committee member for the Waynedale Initiative Camille Garrison praised the two businesses for their support as well as the several volunteers who donated their time Sunday towards this valuable event.

Along with the free items for the children, Bobick's donated 100% of their range proceeds and The Stand contributed $1 from each Coney Dog sold. Total donations from the two businesses exceeded $500. Additionally, four items were raffled and donations collected, making a grand total of $870. Winners for the raffle items were Marcella Palmer who won the Hire's Car Emergency Kit; Steve Screeton who won a Cleveland Driver from Bobick's; Bev Giant who received the $25 Stand Gift Certificate and Karen Leffers who won the Taylor Made Fairway Wood and goody bag donated by PNC bank on Bluffton Road.

Ryan Palmer, manager of The Stand stated "We are really excited that Waynedale families will be getting trails and sidewalks that allow them to bike and walk safely down Bluffton Road to Foster Park." When asked how this might benefit business, Ryan replied "I understand many of the Aboite businesses have done well since the trails have been added out in that


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11523-waynedale-initiative-appreciates-local-fundraiser.html
RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE TO RAISE FUNDS IN HONOR OF LOCAL TEEN http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11522-rummage-bake-sale-to-raise-funds-in-honor-of-local-teen.html A rummage and bake sale and concession stand fundraiser will be held for COTA in honor of Noel Resor, a Fort Wayne-area child who needs a kidney transplant. The event is planned for Saturday, July 19, at Avalon Missionary Church's Family Life Center, 1212 Lower Huntington Road-Parking Lot, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

15-year-old Noel anticipates a kidney transplant at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

Those interested in renting a parking lot space should contact Erin Armstrong by July 7 at (260) 478-1325 or erin@soundstrong.com to reserve your space. Spaces will rent for $25 this includes one table. Items to be sold include clothes, housewares, furniture, gaming and video equipment, eclectic items and more!

Resor was diagnosed with Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). The Resor family needs an estimated $75,000 to pay transplant-related expenses. Learn more about Noel's story at www.COTAforNoelR.com

Noel's family has asked for assistance from the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA), a national charity based in Bloomington, Indiana. COTA is dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses. COTA's services are completely free of charge, and 100% of funds generated by COTA community fundraising campaigns are available for transplant-related expenses.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11522-rummage-bake-sale-to-raise-funds-in-honor-of-local-teen.html
GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT SUMMER READING http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11503-get-kids-excited-about-summer-reading.html While summer is a break from school, the Sylvan Learning Center of Fort Wayne doesn't believe that the time off should also be a break from learning. A recent survey* from Sylvan Learning found that on average, kids spend significantly more of their free time playing outside (30%), playing video games (17%) and watching TV (18%) than reading (12%). Additionally, research** has shown that kids should read at least five books over the summer, yet 46 percent of tweens are reading four or fewer books according to their parents.

To help parents get kids excited to read this summer, Sylvan Learning of Fort Wayne has compiled the following summer reading list for tweens in grades four through eight, based on the most popular books on Sylvan's Book Adventure website (http://www.bookadventure.com).

1. Diary of a Wimpy Kid; 2. Harry Potter; 3. Percy Jackson and the Olympians; 4. The Hunger Games series; 5. Charlotte's Web; 6. Hatchet; 7. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory; 8. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing; 9. Holes; 10. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
They also offer the following advice to help parents get their kids excited about reading this summer.

*Let Kids Choose: Instead of requiring kids to read the classics over the summer, let them choose a book they are interested in reading. According to parents surveyed, 65 percent said that letting the child choose the book helps get him or her interested in reading it.

*Rewards Can Work: So many of today's popular tween books are also


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11503-get-kids-excited-about-summer-reading.html
HACKBARTH FIVE GENERATION FAMILY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11502-hackbarth-five-generation-family.html The Hackbarth multi-generational family enjoy working together at the florist and greenhouse.The Hackbarth family from the Waynedale area is celebrating five generations with the birth of Preston Charles Hackbarth, March 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital.

Great Grandparents, Doug and Sandy Hackbarth, owner/operators of Broadview Florist and Greenhouse are fortunate to include their mothers as Active Great Great Grandmothers. Doug's mother, Majorie Pugh of Florida and Sandy's mother, Lois Quill, Waynedale area, are pictured with Grandmother Heather Hawkins, mother Dominique Hackbarth and baby Preston.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11502-hackbarth-five-generation-family.html
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JIM & BARB! http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11501-happy-anniversary-jim-barb.html Lambert-Jim-and-BarbCongratulations to Barb and Jim Lambert on their 20th anniversary. They will be traveling to Las Vegas to celebrate and for the Optimist International Convention. Safe travels!

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11501-happy-anniversary-jim-barb.html
SAFE, RESPONSIBLE FIREWORKS USE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11500-safe-responsible-fireworks-use.html The American traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation's birthday on the Fourth of July. However, fireworks can turn a joyful celebration into a painful memory when children and adults are injured while using fireworks.

Did you know sparklers can reach 1,800 Fahrenheit – hot enough to melt gold? The recently released U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Fireworks Injury Report estimates that in 2013 approximately 11,400 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. More than half the injuries were burns and most of the injuries involved the head (including face, eyes and ears) hands, fingers and legs. Children and young adults under the age of 15 accounted for more than 40 percent of the estimated injuries. Research also found that 1 in 4 children with fireworks related injuries were bystanders in backyard displays.

Safety is always the key to any activity and this includes fireworks. For your safety, as well as that of your loved ones, neighbors and the community, the Fort Wayne Fire Department suggests you enjoy your fireworks at a professional event. If you do purchase fireworks for private use, FWFD encourages you to use them responsibly and take the necessary safety precautions.

*Never let children handle, play with, or light any fireworks

*Store fireworks in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children

*While setting off fireworks wear eye protection and never hold fireworks in your hand to light

*Eye protection should be worn at all times

*Use in


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11500-safe-responsible-fireworks-use.html
THE REALLY BIG “E” http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11499-the-really-big-e.html Elmhurst Little LeagueTo the average individual who has never had the wonderful opportunity to become involved in the Elmhurst Little League, one would assume it is just what the name implies, a little group of little boys and girls playing an unorganized game of baseball on a Saturday afternoon.

That, my friends, is hardly a true picture of Elmhurst Little League from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our Elmhurst Little League is a vast culmination of 300 or more highly trained disciplined young individuals, with dedicated, hard working volunteer coaches, including Guiding League Officers, referee personnel, devoted parents, and, most importantly sponsors who donate their hard earned dollars to support the entire operation. This span of individuals I could go on and on about, describing those who are pulled into Little League through their sons and daughters, or by sheer supportive interest, and create the beehive of worthwhile activities developing hundreds of youth into cooperative active players. And further, I am sure you could never know the countless hours of time spent selling popcorn and drinks, ordering supplies, maintaining equipment, seeding the fields, and on and on, involving hours of time spent by such beautiful dedicated parents and supporters backing children in this beloved sport.

I write this because I happen to have been one such parent with a son involved. At age 8, his super thrill of being a member was still in the making, although he had already been picked for the "Major Team" in our area.



tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Barb Travis) Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11499-the-really-big-e.html
TIFFANY ALBERTSON APPOINTED PRINCIPAL OF BISHOP LUERS HS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11498-tiffany-albertson-appointed-principal-of-bishop-luers-hs.html Albertson-Luers-PrincipalTiffany Albertson has been appointed by Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades as the principal of Bishop Luers High School effective July 1. Albertson has been the assistant principal of Bishop Luers since September of 2007.

Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades stated, "I am very grateful that Mrs. Tiffany Albertson has accepted the position of principal of Bishop Luers High School. She has been an excellent assistant principal at Luers and has great experience in secondary school education and leadership. I am especially impressed by Tiffany's strong commitment to the Catholic identity and mission of Bishop Luers High School."

He added, "I am also deeply grateful to the search committee for its hard work and for recommending Mrs. Albertson to me for the principal position. And, of course, I thank Mrs. Mary Keefer for her outstanding service as principal of Bishop Luers for so many years."

Mary Keefer announced her retirement as principal in April. A search committee was then formed to find a new principal.

"Tiffany is an excellent choice to lead Bishop Luers," Keefer said. "She is a faith-filled woman, a hard worker and she knows education. She also loves our students. Bishop Luers High School is in good hands."

As assistant principal, Albertson has a strong sense of the Bishop Luers community.

"The people that I get to work with every day make being at Luers the best job in the world," she said. "I love the relationships that are formed and the sense of family that we have at Bishop


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11498-tiffany-albertson-appointed-principal-of-bishop-luers-hs.html
WAYNE BASEBALL: SEASON END http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11497-wayne-baseball-season-end.html Wayne-baseballHeading into the final 5 games of the regular season Wayne was leading the SAC race. Bishop Dwenger was one game behind in the standings heading into a Saturday double header. In game one, Nick Huyck was on the mound as the game went 9 innings but Dwenger came out on top winning 7-6. Heading into game two the two teams were tied for the SAC crown. Wayne was up 4-2 going into the fifth inning but Dwenger scored nine runs in the final three innings of the game to win 11-6. After losing both games to Dwenger the Generals were still only down one game with two conference games to go. In a non-conference game they beat Jay County 5-1. Huyck was on the mound again against Concordia in a must win game; again they were winning going into the fifth inning but allowed Concordia to score once in each of the final three innings. Concordia won the game 5-4. The same night Dwenger lost to Snider leaving the door open for a share of the title. Wayne led the game 1-0 going into the bottom of the fifth; but Concordia scored in the fifth and sixth to win the game 2-1. Again Dwenger lost the same night against Snider.

Wayne ended the regular season with a 14-11 overall record and a 9-5 SAC record. They finished second in the SAC just one game behind Dwenger.

In the last week of the season the good was


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Lucas Fisher) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11497-wayne-baseball-season-end.html
MAYOR SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR YOUTH ENGAGEMENT COUNCIL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11491-mayor-seeking-applicants-for-youth-engagement-council.html Mayor Tom Henry is seeking applicants for his Mayor's Youth Engagement Council for the 2014-15 school year.

The Council's vision is to be a service-learning group comprised of youth members. The members provide a voice for the youth of Fort Wayne to local government by engaging their peers, creating innovative solutions, and working on projects. The program also includes panel discussions, guest speakers, and the opportunity to be involved in a special event.

Applications will be accepted through July 21 and are available at http://www.cityoffortwayne.org/myec.html. An applicant must be a city resident and enrolled as a sophomore-senior for the 2014-15 school year.

*All applicants must include a completed application form from the website.

*Finalists must take part in an in-person interview. Interviews will take place July-August.

*Space on the council is limited and is a one-year commitment.

For more information, contact Karen L. Richards at karen.richards@cityoffortwayne.org.

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11491-mayor-seeking-applicants-for-youth-engagement-council.html
DON’T WALK IN SILENCE EVENT RAISES MONEY FOR HEARING PROJECTS http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11490-don-t-walk-in-silence-event-raises-money-for-hearing-projects.html CELEBRATE-SOUND-FUNDRAISERThe Fort Wayne Breakfast Sertoma Club, in partnership with Carter Hearing Clinics, ENT Associates & The Hearing Center, and FWCS, held the first annual Celebrate Sound "Don't Walk in Silence" 5K Walk/10K Run in Foster Park on May 17, 2014.

With the support from the community and local businesses, over $10,000 was raised at the first year event. Money raised will be used to fund both local and national hearing health projects.

National projects for Sertoma include college scholarships for hard of hearing and deaf students, scholarships for those pursuing graduate studies in speech-language pathology or audiology and awareness programs to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.

Locally, a portion of the monies raised will go to support the local Fort Wayne schools for use in the deaf and hard of hearing program.

"It was a great turnout and a fun day for our first annual walk/run," Event Chair Lee Ehinger shared.

"We would like to thank all of the businesses who sponsored us through monetary donations or raffle prizes—as well as all of the participants who joined us in raising awareness for hearing health. We look forward to this being an annual event."

tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11490-don-t-walk-in-silence-event-raises-money-for-hearing-projects.html
EVENTS MARK THE FINAL DAY OF ST. JOSEPH-ST. ELIZABETH SCHOOL http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11489-events-mark-the-final-day-of-st-joseph-st-elizabeth-school.html St-Joe-St-Eliz-school-closesMay 30 marked the final day for the joint school St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School. It operated for 16 years as a joint school for both St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes and families. The last day was marked by an All School Mass, a prayer service, and an evening celebration and supper.

"Some might be happy because it's the last day of school," St. Elizabeth Seton pastor Father Jim Shafer said in his homily during Mass. "Some might be sad because today marks the closing of St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School. But really, our hearts should be full of gratitude for the many blessings of our 16 years as a joint school."

There was an evening celebration at St. Elizabeth Seton parish, marking the closing of the joint school and the opening of two new schools. Father Tim Wrozek, Father Jim Shafer, Principal Lois Widner and Principal Cristy Jordan, assisted with a prayer service. Father Tim and Father Jim blessed two donated dogwood trees. The trees will be planted at both St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth parishes, as a symbol of new life and new growth with the opening of the two new schools.

"We have been an awesome school for the past 16 years two campuses joined together with one vision," said Lois Widner, former principal of the joint school and new principal of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School. "We now have an excellent opportunity to serve our community and provide two excellent schools for


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11489-events-mark-the-final-day-of-st-joseph-st-elizabeth-school.html
FWCS ADOPTS NEW SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11473-fwcs-adopts-new-school-year-schedule.html Fort Wayne Community Schools has adopted a new school year schedule that will allow first semester to end before winter break and the school year to end before the end of May and sometimes before Memorial Day, barring weather cancellations.

The changes will go into effect with the 2015-16 school year. The calendar for the 2014-15 school year has not been changed; the school year will begin on Aug. 18, 2014, and end on June 2, 2015, barring weather cancellations.

Beginning in 2015-16, the first day of the school year will move back one week to Aug. 11. To balance the number of days in each semester as evenly as possible and to end first semester before the winter break, the first day of the school year will be on a Tuesday. With the earlier start to the school year, the scheduled last day of school for the year is Wednesday, May 25. Graduations have moved to the first weekend in June for the Class of 2016.

The calendar also adds a third reserve make-up day in most years. The new day comes at the end of the third quarter in March. In 2015-16, the new reserve make-up day is scheduled for March 11 with two additional make-up days in May. If state testing conflicts with the schedule, the dates for the make-up days will be adjusted. The calendar remains flexible in using holidays and other days as make-up days, if necessary.

"This winter has reminded us that sometimes there are circumstances that are


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11473-fwcs-adopts-new-school-year-schedule.html
LOCAL GIRL SCOUT CAMP CELEBRATES 65TH BIRTHDAY http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11471-local-girl-scout-camp-celebrates-65th-birthday.html Girl-Scouts-ziplineOn Saturday, June 7, 2014, Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana held a grand opening and ribbon cutting dedication of the McMillen High Adventure Course at Camp Agnes S. McMillen to celebrate the 65th birthday of its wonderful camp.

The event was a great success and was attended by nearly 100 Girl Scouts, community leaders, volunteers, donors and parents, who enjoyed geo-caching, ga-ga pits, hikes through camp, and of course zip lining.

The course, two zip lines and a traversing element is designed to challenge participants to go beyond what they ever thought they could do. It promotes the development of support systems, which include learning how to use and take care of personal safety equipment, communicate with a trained adult staff member to properly transfer oneself from one safety system to the next, and finally, to experience first hand the benefits of taking healthy risks; that which can be managed with good plans, strong relationships from the people around you, well cared for equipment (resources) and the willingness to push past preconceived notions of ones abilities.

"Camping and challenges are essential to our mission," expressed Sharon Pohly, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana–Michiana, during the dedication ceremony. "They offer a unique experience unlike any other; the Girl Scout experience. Together in an unfamiliar setting, facing unfamiliar obstacles, girls find the courage within themselves to reach new heights, make new friends, and exceed abilities. As they make choices and direct projects, girls learn to work well with others,


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (The Waynedale News Staff) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11471-local-girl-scout-camp-celebrates-65th-birthday.html
WAYNEDALE UMC PASTOR RETIRES http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11470-waynedale-umc-pastor-retires.html Mike-HarrisWhen I broke my leg last summer and was at a really low point, I was visited at my home by Waynedale United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Harris. He seemed to know just what to say to me and his friendly visit and words of encouragement helped me make it through a very difficult time.

I am one of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people whose lives have been touched by Pastor Harris during the 16 years he has led Waynedale United Methodist Church. Pastor Mike, as many know him, will be retiring from the ministry at the end of June.

His last service at Waynedale was on June 15. The church had only one service that day, followed by a Retirement Celebration for Pastor Mike.

Pastor Mike considers himself fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve both the Waynedale United Methodist Church and Waynedale community. Waynedale, he said, is "a very happy place with a good group people wanting to serve the Lord."

Being pastor of a medium-sized church involves much more than delivering a sermon on Sunday morning. It includes caring for and meeting the needs of those in the congregation, as well as those in the community.

During his time at Waynedale, Pastor Mike has experienced the joy of performing numerous baptisms and weddings and has consoled and grieved with families and friends during the many funerals he has conducted. He spent many hours visiting and praying with those who were hospitalized.

Under Pastor Mike's leadership,


tiberiusarms@acorndesignllc.com (Karen Walker) Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:00:00 GMT http://www.thewaynedalenews.com/featured-news/11470-waynedale-umc-pastor-retires.html