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17th Annual FORT WAYNE’S ANNUAL RIBFEST

Welcome to BBQ Ribfest! For all you rockin' blues, brews, and BBQ lovers we have got some of the best, most awarded, BBQ grilling teams and awesome rockin' blues bands from across the country. This year, special thanks again to our presenting sponsor Blackburn & Green. Whether you prefer hot and spicy or sweet and tangy, your taste buds will never have it so good, unless of course you have been part of our party before.

The 17th annual Ribfest is four days of unbelievably delicious...

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As most of you already know, Waynedale is a wonderful place to live and work. Our community will soon be holding its 12th Annual Waynedale Picnic in the Park. We typically send out a letter in May to ask for support or contributions, but this year we are asking you to place the Waynedale Picnic in the Park event on your 2014 donation list.

The Waynedale Picnic is a "large" event that takes place in our Waynedale Park, Elzey Street, in August and is designed to have everyone enjoy an...

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Pre-kindergarten programs at Forest Park, Franke Park, Harrison Hill and Indian Village elementary schools have earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Maplewood and Northcrest elementary schools, which have been accredited since 2009, received re-accreditation.

"This designation recognizes our commitment to reaching the highest professional standards in educating our youngest students," said Barbara Roberts, Title 1 pre-K instructional...

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Mayor Tom Henry stopped by Wayne High School to congratulate students on recent classroom achievements and emphasize the importance of getting a good education that can lead to productive career opportunities on Monday, June 2, 2014.

The graduation rate at Fort Wayne Community Schools is now at over 90%. Wayne High School experienced the highest increase in graduation rates among FWCS schools.

"I'm encouraged by the superior and innovate learning that takes place in our local schools," said...

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OUSLEY & GMI MERGE

A merger of Ousley Insurance, LLC and GMI Agency, LLC was recently completed. GMI Agency, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of German Mutual Insurance Company of Indiana, which was established in 1868, and is located in Decatur. Kenneth Ousley started his business in Waynedale in 1993. As an independent agent, and then as an agency, Ousley has been a producer of German Mutual business since 2001. This has been a great relationship and one that will continue to benefit the policyholders.

GMI...

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We will be having our annual Vacation Bible School Daycamp from June 16th to June 20th. This is no ordinary VBS. Our daycamp is led by actual camp counselors from Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Indiana-Kentucky. Children get the experience of camp right here at our church! This will be our 5th year to have the Luther Road counselors lead our Vacation Bible School. These young adult Christian counselors are highly enthusiastic and keep the children interested in everything they do. Each morning...

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BISHOP LUERS HIGH SCHOOL

Valedictorian:
Nathan Grabner
Parents:
Roger & Nancy Grabner
Future Plans: Nate plans to major in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. After earning his degree, he plans to seek employment in the Auto Industry.

Salutatorian:
Adam Baker
Parents:
Craig & Karen Baker
Future Plans: Adam plans to attend Purdue University in the fall to study Computer Science.
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WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

Valedictorian
Andrew Gallagher
Parents:
Brian and...

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Waynedale's American Legion Post #241, AM VETS #33 and VFW #1421 honor our fallen heroes by placing American flags before the gravestones and niches of service members the Saturday prior to Memorial Day weekend.

This tradition, known as "flags in," has been conducted annually at both Arlington National Cemetery and the U. S. Soldier's and Airmen's Home National Cemetery since The Old Guard (the 3rd U.S. Infantry) was designated as the Army's official ceremony unit in 1948.

In Waynedale, as...

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