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WWII-bomber

On August 2, 2014, Northern Indiana Austin Healey Club members Gary Derickson and I, Tim Mahnensmith, drove our Healeys to Fort Wayne International Airport to fulfill a life long dream. We were going to fly the WWII B-17 bomber Memphis Belle. After many years of just talking about it, we weren't getting any younger and neither was the Belle, so it was time to "Just Do It"!

We parked the Healeys, and while they were being inspected by the crowd at the airport, Gary & I headed off to our...

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Kingston-Trunk-or-Treat

Two events were held in the latter part of October to raise money for the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative.

On October 25th, Kingston Residence hosted a Trunk or Treat at their Assisted Living on Winchester Road. Executive Director Erin Floyd stated, "We had a beautiful day for the event and 24 area businesses turned out to support the Waynedale Initiative." Each business paid a fee to participate in the Trunk or Treat and the proceeds went to the fund. Donations were also accepted at...

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The annual Veterans Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans, will be held Saturday, November 8, ending at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum for a ceremony inside Memorial Hall.

The parade line up will be at 10 a.m. at the corner of State Street and Parnell Avenue. The parade will start at 11 a.m. and travel north on Parnell Avenue to the Memorial Coliseum.
Guests attending the ceremony will be directed to enter the Parnell Avenue employee parking lot...

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Distinguished Knight (left to right) Tiffany Albertson (Principal), Sarah Shank (Alumni Director), Becky Henry, Jerry Henry, Father Bill Sullivan and Melissa Hire (Alumni Director).

The Outstanding Alumna(s) and the Honorary Alumna(s) Distinguished Knights are recognized each year at Bishop Luers High School Homecoming. These awards, presented by the Alumni Office at Bishop Luers High School, honor an alumna(s) and an honorary alumna(s) who have contributed outstanding and distinguished service to his or her chosen profession and community. These individuals live out the mission of Bishop Luers High School in their everyday life and contribute outstanding dedication...

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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the "Christmas on Broadway" tree lighting, a fireworks display will be added to the event, to be lit contemporaneously with the lighting of the 40-foot spruce tree that has been selected for this year's event. The tree will be decorated with over 20,000 lights and will be illuminated at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 21, 2014, and will be telecast live on WANE-TV, News Channel 15.

This year's fireworks display is made possible by the addition of...

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In honor of America's veterans, D.O.McComb & Sons and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers are asking Fort Wayne residents to provide a lifeline for America's bravest by donating gently-used cellphones. Cell Phones For Soldiers is dedicated to serving troops and veterans with free communication services and emergency funding.

Residents can donate phones at all McComb locations. "We are honored to be partnered with Cell Phones for Soldiers and the wonderful assistance they provide our...

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Fort Wayne Community Schools will host its annual Showcase from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Northrop High School, 7001 Coldwater Road, featuring special appearances by notable FWCS alumni, including Dr. Nancy Snyderman, NBC News Chief Medical Editor.

Showcase is held each year to give families an opportunity to learn more about the variety of educational options available within FWCS because Seeing is Believing. The free event highlights the district's elementary, middle and high schools...

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Loris Jacobs from Waynedale shared his stories in the book titled: World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans.

Personal accounts of World War II from 28 military veterans in northeast Indiana are featured in a new book by Bluffton author Kayleen Reusser. Waynedale residents Bob Foster and Loris Jacobs (deceased on 10.13.2014) are among the nine Allen County World War II veterans included.

More than 20 of the veterans featured in World War II Legacies: Stories of Northeast Indiana Veterans will be in attendance at a 'Meet the Vet' event to be held Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bluffton...

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