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LUERS-GRAD-OPENS-TOMS-DONUTS

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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Tools in Hand
It's time to Rake

Annual Leaf Collection Began October 20
A popular tool used during the fall, is the leaf rake. The invention of the leaf rake is credited to Chester Greenwood in the 1930s. But what was Chester's most famous invention? Keep reading to find out.

No doubt, many of us will be pulling out a leaf rake this month as neighborhood leaf collection begins Monday, October 20, 2014.  The Street Department will collect leaves in two separate sweeps through each...

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Not everything about Halloween is scary! Join the fun at Owl-oween to discover the natural side of Halloween as you meet live owls and hawks, learn about where animals sleep and make crafts to take home. Guests will also get treats at each station along the way and enjoy refreshments before heading home. On Friday, State Rep. Dave Ober, will assist with releasing a Red-Tailed Hawk thanks to the efforts of Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehabilitators.

Owl-oween is a family-friendly event to experience at...

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Induction of new members at a Lions dinner meeting. l-r Larry Martin, Alex Cornwell, District 25 B Governer Steve Hanan, Mary Pyle, PDG Nolan Kuker.

Maybe you've seen the guys in the bright yellow vests volunteering around Waynedale or have dropped off some used eye glasses to some of the collection boxes, but how much do you know about the Lions Club? Just over a year ago, I met some of the Waynedale Lions at the Waynedale Picnic, was greeted and handed a brochure. As your Waynedale Newspaper publisher, community advocate and volunteer, as well as someone who likes to think I have better than average knowledge about Waynedale, I thought...

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Vineyard-Trail

Eric and Emily Harris, owners of a beautiful 2-acre vineyard and winery near Roanoke, Indiana, along with owner Kevin Croy from Fleet Feet Running Store-Coventry Shopping Center, Fort Wayne were the gracious sponsors of the Vineyard 5K Trail race on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Emily said, "We want for everyone to have an unforgettable and enjoyable experience here at Two EEs Winery." And so the plans began back in March of 2014 to blaze a trail through 40-acres of unmarked territory on Two EEs'...

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Douglas-Wedding

Keith L. and Joy Ridenour of Waynedale, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Renee, to Mr. Bryce Edward Wayne Douglas. Parents of the groom are Steve and Linda Douglas, also of Waynedale.  The couple has set November 1, 2014 as their wedding date.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Wayne High School and a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette.  She is employed by Waynedale Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant. Her fiance is also a 2007...

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Psi Iota Xi Sorority in Ossian is sponsoring their 10TH annual Bingo night featuring prize packages donated by local businesses and Friends of Psi Iota Xi. Included this year will be retired Longaberger baskets and special "31" bags and totes. Of special interest will be a Raffle of the 2000 commemorative Founder's Market Basket with a book detailing the history of the Longaberger Basket Company. Also available as a prizes are the highly sought after John Deere Basket sponsored by Troxel...

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