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Many students entering the Taylor University professional writing major dream that, through the department's teaching, they will one day have their novels published. Chandler Birch, a 2014 graduate, had this dream become a reality in August when he won the Simon & Schuster Student Writing Contest with his fantasy novel, Ashes. He was flown to New York City in mid-October, where he signed his book contract and was presented a $3,000 advance check. The novel is scheduled for national release...

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1st Source Bank celebrated the first stage of an $8 million investment in Fort Wayne with the grand reopening of six remodeled banking centers. Six simultaneous ribbon cuttings were held at the newly remodeled banking centers Friday, October 10 at 10 a.m. 1st Source also presented $1,000 donations to local not-for-profit organizations at each ribbon cutting celebration.

Chris Murphy, 1st Source Chairman and CEO, joined Larry Mayers, 1st Source Regional President, in leading the ribbon cutting...

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Roger and Vonola Myers of Fort Wayne celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a gathering of their sons and their families.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Myers are graduates of International Business College where they met.

They were married on October 16, 1949 in Tocsin, IN.
They have three sons, Larry and Cheryl of Lombard, Illinois, Dale of Brookline, Massachusetts and Carl and Cheryl of Avilla. They also have 8 grandchildren, one grandchild who is deceased and six great-grandchildren.

Mr. Myers...

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The F.O.E Post 248 raised a total of $13,000 for The Allen County SPCA! The Eagles motto is "People helping people. People helping pets."

Our local Waynedale neighborhood Eagles 248 held their annual benefit for the Allen County SPCA on October 4, 2014. The fundraiser was filled with many fun activities throughout the day including: an auction, reverse countdown drawing, 50/50 raffle, furry friends attending that needed adoption, and many other "fun ticket" drawings throughout the day.

It was...

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Recently I was approached by a friend who inquired if I had thought about getting a will written for myself. As an adult in her late 20s, I looked at my friend like he was crazy! Why in the world would I consider having my will written at such a young age? In reality, it makes sense. I recently bought a home, own a car, and officially have a retirement plan. Adulthood is definitely in full swing.

So, I gave it some serious thought and I decided to go about writing my will in a unique way. I...

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Fort Wayne Community Schools welcomed 55 community members into schools to serve as guest principals for the annual Principal for a Day event. Guests representing local businesses, elected officials, service organizations and community groups, visited their assigned schools the morning of Thursday, Oct. 16, unless other arrangements were made.

The guest principals visited the schools from the beginning of the school day until noon, experiencing what a principal goes through in a day. From...

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On Tuesday, October 14, Tom's Donuts opened in Georgetown Plaza next to Kroger. Formerly Georgetown Donuts, this will be the fourth Tom's Donuts in Fort Wayne. Since 1970, Tom's Donuts has been a locally owned donut franchise. The latest location will be owned and operated by Fort Wayne residents, Tyler and Melissa Wasson.

Melissa Wasson grew up around the donut business. Her family has been working with Tom's Donuts since 1980, or before she was born. Her parents continue to manage the shop...

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The 122nd Fighter Wing, which flies the A-10 "Warthog" airframe, deployed about 300 airmen, or around a third of its members, overseas in early October to the U.S. Central Command region.

"I don't know of a time in Blacksnake history we have taken this kind of aviation footprint forward," said Col. Patrick R. Renwick, 122nd Fighter Wing Commander. "The A-10 "Warthog" is uniquely suited for the Combatant Commander's needs, and the Blacksnakes are the right team to bring that capability to...

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Eighth graders help to bag the large amount of uncooked macaroni that had been recently delivered to Community Harvest Food Bank.

On Oct. 1, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School 8th graders visited Community Harvest Food Bank for a tour and to work as volunteers. The 56 8th graders, along with their homeroom teachers Mrs. Jodi Jump and Mrs. Deb Brough and 10 parent chaperones, were given a tour and overview of the large facility on Tillman Road by Programs Manager Tammy Klimek and Community Harvest Food Bank's Darlene Mack.

Community Harvest Food Bank is a member of Feeding America and collects large quantities of...

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