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Juan Briones

An employee on leave from the Waynedale Kroger Food Store is suffering from Stage 4 cancer. It began in his pancreas and has started to spread to his liver and intestines. He has received more than $6,000 in donations from the store’s customers, thanks to a crowdfunding campaign.

Juan “John” Briones started working at the local Krogers more than a decade ago and is well known by the Waynedale community for his work ethic and dedication to his customers.

Margie Diehl is both Juan’s boss and...

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waynedale BUSINESS CHAMBER

Thank you to everyone that took the time to participate in the first Waynedale Business Chamber (WBC) meeting! It’s refreshing to see that so many people are interested in the wellbeing of our community!

I also want to take the time to thank the organizers of the Waynedale Business Chamber, Alex Cornwell-The Waynedale News, Camille Garrison-Kingston Residence, Brad Campbell-1st Source Bank, and Beulah Matczak-American Legion Post #241.

We had a wonderful turnout of just over 50...

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LRWP CLEANUP

Volunteers Tom Gardner, Andrew Smith, Tim Zumstein and Rick Orr assist Preserves and Program Assistant Dani Bradtmiller with cleanup after recent excessive rains and flooding. “Important to clean up with eagles nesting, especially the plastic. The eagles will carry that to their nest,” states Bradtmiller.

The Foster Park Lions Club and First Christian Church at the corner of South Calhoun and Pettit Streets have agreed to work on a service project together. The church has several dead trees on their property on the south side of Fort Wayne that need to be removed.

Here is how the project works: First Christian Church and the Lions Club will raise money and then the club members will cut down the trees. All money raised will then be donated to the First Christian Church Food Bank which is a part...

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Once again the New Haven Chamber of Commerce is getting ready to celebrate the agricultural community. Every year businesses, regularly used by the rural community, come together to display their wares and speakers share pertinent information pertaining to the agricultural community.

This year’s line up of speakers will include Don Kohli and Jon Cavanaugh along with WOWO Farm Director Rob Winters, Chris Hurt Economist from Purdue University and Ted McKinney, Director of the Indiana State...

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Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana is making its summer push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls. With families already thinking about how to allocate their free time during the coming school year, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has released new data showing the organization’s benefits for both girls and volunteers.

Results of a summer 2014 pulse poll conducted with over 3,500 volunteers and parents of...

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Pickle Fest

Held in St. Joe, Indiana, ongoing events include the Art and Photo Show, Bakes Sale and Flea Market, Donuts - Son of Legion, Kids’ Coloring Contest and craft and food vendors. www.stjoepicklefestival.com for more information.

THURSDAY, JULY 23
4pm- Lion’s Club ice cream
4pm- Food & craft vendors
4-8pm- Art and Photo Show at Riverdale School Gym
4-8pm- Bake Sale, Flea Market and Kids’ Coloring Contest display at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
5:30pm- Decorate pickles for Pickle Derby
7pm Pickle Derby...

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Bishop Luers High School, one of Fort Wayne’s private, Catholic, high schools, has launched a $4 million capital campaign, called “Faith in Our Future.”

In 2005 Bishop Luers High School successfully raised over $3.1 million to fund many necessary projects for Phase I of the Faith in Our Future campaign.

Phase II of this campaign will build a new Chapel, a new performing arts assembly hall, media center, and complete improvements to the school infrastructure.

•Chapel of St. Francis – “Our...

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Cookbook Didier

It was 1976. The nation’s bicentennial year. Fort Wayne native Donald F. Didier was still actively working as an interior designer. Didier, one of the nine original children of the Didier family, Didier fought the Second World War at Baerfield while flying a typewriter. Used the GI Bill to study interior design in Houston, Texas. Came back to Fort Wayne and began his career at Adams and Walda, a furniture store on the southwest side of Fort Wayne.

Eventually, Didier joined Cam Snearing and...

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