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SW CC FIRE 2016

On April 15, 2016 the non-profit Southwest Conservation Club in Fort Wayne, Indiana caught fire around 10:30pm. First spotted by the caretaker, firefighters were called to the scene who fought the blaze for over two hours.

The damage was vast and extensive. The origin of the fire has been reported to have started over the kitchen area and spread throughout the kitchen and attic. Smoke, heat and water damage is visible throughout the rest of the building. It was indicated by firefighters that...

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Luers students beam with pride showing their solidarity in their service work at St. Henry’s Parish. These students did a little bit of everything from gardening, painting and cleaning, to reorganizing and moving textbooks and classroom materials.

April 14th 2016 is a date that the students and faculty of Bishop Luers High School will not soon forget; moreover, the Fort Wayne Community will see that blustery morning as the “red letter” date for the Sodalitas service project. Sodalitas, which translates from Latin to English as “community”, in its most infantile state is a student-led program designed to aid in the development of community in a school setting and to help break down the limiting social barriers students face allowing them...

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Maurer 60th wedding anniversary

Julie and Tony Maurer will celebrate their 60th anniversary on June 2, 2016. They were married in Springfield, Illinois at the Little Flower Church.

Tony retired from Lincoln Life after working there 36 years. He still enjoys golf.

Julie is a host at the Fort Wayne Airport.

They have 3 children; Mike (Cathy) Maurer, Kathleen (Mike) Shelby of Tennessee and Carole (Chris) Yaney of Fort Wayne. They have 5 grandchildren; Jennie, Scott and Jake Shelby of Tennessee and Tony (California) Alex...

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L-R: Warren Disch—Pizza Hut, Jordan Cornwell—Pres., Waynedale Business Chamber, Camille Garrison—Kingston Residence & Chair of Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative, Mary Stark—Curves, Penguin from Penguin Point, Beulah Matzak—Community Advocate, Dawn Ritchie—City of Fort Wayne Greenways and Trails Director, Alex Cornwell—The Waynedale News, Kent Castleman—Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. and Jason Arp—4th District City Councilman cut the ribbon commemorating a Waynedale Trail connection.

More than 100 residents and a penguin showed up on Saturday, April 16th, for the ribbon cutting to commemorate the first trail connection from Waynedale to the Rivergreenway.

Last fall the City completed construction of new sidewalks along Lower Huntington Road that widens over the bridge crossing the St. Mary’s River and connects to a new 8-foot-wide trail ramp connecting to the St. Mary’s Pathway.

Teaming with the City, the Waynedale Trails & Sidewalks Initiative sponsored a 6.5-mile...

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bio Long

The first news conference I ever held as a candidate for office was at the corner of Lower Huntington Road and Bluffton Road. It was 1987; the intersection was filled with potholes, and suffered from poor drainage and general disrepair. And nobody in downtown Fort Wayne cared.

I told the people of Waynedale that fixing this intersection would be my top priority as the next City Councilman. They believed me, and I was elected to the Fort Wayne City Council in an upset. Soon after that, I helped...

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will make its 19th flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 27th.

HFNEI President Bob Myer states, “Although we thought we had pretty much exhausted our WWII applications, we are very excited that we will have 50 well-deserving WWII Veterans on our April Flight. This is double the number we had on our last flight.” Honor Flight has flown over 1200 WWII Veterans to Washington D.C. since the group’s inaugural trip in May 2009.

Flight #19 includes one...

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Solialitas Kingston 2016

“I hope they enjoyed my company as much as I enjoyed theirs,” said Kingston resident, Al Oetting. This was a common feeling at Kingston Residence on Thursday, April 14th. A group of Bishop Luers students offered time, energy and plenty of smiles during their day of service to the community. Kingston was blessed to be one of the sites chosen for the Bishop Luers new Sodalitas Project this year. Throughout the school year the students researched locations around Fort Wayne they could collaborate...

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John Moore

“Shaken, not stirred.” Thinking of the famous 007, “Bond, James Bond”? Although he is not a fictional agent of the British Secret Service, a surprising fact about John Moore, a local Waynedale resident, is that he did indeed work for the CIA as an analyst from 1963 to 1970. He was awarded the medal for Civilian Service for his time spent in Vietnam, as well as, the CIA Certificate of Exceptional Service. Mr. Moore grew up in southeast Fort Wayne, graduating from South Side High School in 1954...

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