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On August 11th a generous young man donated two large boxes of books to the Waynedale Elementary School. Gerald Martin IV, eleven years old was moving to Titusville, FL and wanted to share the books, many new, with other children.

Gerald's grandmother, Linda Shelton, and his aunt, Brittany Vollen, took the books to the school. The ladies in the office of Waynedale Elementary were more than happy to accept such a wonderful gift for their library.

Gerald had several series he had bought; Diary...

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A fun-filled family-friendly weekend featuring Helicopter Rides, a carnival, FREE live concerts and entertainment; pie-eating contest, fun contests and games, and great food.

Highlights for Thursday, Sept. 4th
5-9 p.m. Carnival
6 p.m. Food Alley Opens, Pet Parade
6:30 p.m. Pie-eating contest
7 p.m. FREE live starring Summerland, and Union.

Highlights for Friday, Sept. 5th
6 to 11 p.m. Helicopter Rides, Roanoke Park (fee)
6 p.m. Carnival opens
6 to 11 p.m. Wheelie Machine, Roanoke Park (fee)
6:10 p.m...

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There are a lot of awesome events scheduled for the 158th Van Wert County Fair. Check out the website for more information: http://www.vanwertcountyfair.com/

Grandstand Events
Tug - A - Truck - Tuesday - 7:00 pm - Grandstand
General Admission - $5.00, Pit Passes - $10.00
Kids Dream Day - Grandstand Track
Thursday - 2 pm - 5 pm
Saturday - 2 pm - 8 pm
Sunday - 1 pm - 8 pm
$5/person or $10/family
Free for Farm Bureau members
Michindoh Truck & Tractor Pull - Friday - 7:00 pm - Grandstand

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The Home Depot® Foundation announced a $86,700 grant to Indianapolis based Volunteers of America of Indiana, to address the critical housing needs of U.S. military veterans. This grant is part of $1.795 million in grants announced for 10 Volunteers of America homeless veterans programs in eight states. These grants will be used to refurbish or build 416 housing units for homeless veterans, as well as many of their family members.

In January 2014, Volunteers of America of Indiana opened the...

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On August 16, Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, visited Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton parish to celebrate Mass and to bless the new educational wing. The wing was constructed this past year for the opening of the new Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton School, as well as the start of the school year for the Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Religious Education classes.

Bishop Rhoades complimented the parish on building the new education wing so quickly. "It is a sign of...

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A travel log of my family’s trip to the eastern U.S. on what I have called “The History Tour”. Our first stop, with my husband Wes and my 6-year old son Isaac, was Gettysburg. Seated with President Lincoln is Isaac.

For our family vacation this year, I wanted to travel east to see some American history first hand. My husband was game, so we loaded our 6-year-old son, Isaac, into the car and made the journey from our home in Fort Wayne to the eastern U.S. We went to eight places in seven days and saw Gettysburg, Antietam, Ford's Theater, Mount Vernon, and more; it really was an education. We saw so many historic sites in seven days that I felt like I was on a school field trip (without the noisy bus and...

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About this time, twenty years ago, students of the Class of 1994 were entering their senior year at Homestead High School.

On Saturday, August 2, 2014 these same classmates gathered to share memories of years gone by. Twenty years of memories. Teachers...the good, the bad and the ugly; students...the cute, the athletic and the nerds; and of course the shenanigans...

Members of the student government were at the Class Reunion: Aaron Leinker, Seth Barr, James Stanford, Matt Viars and Matt...

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Our great annual Waynedale 'Picnic in the Park" is coming up on Saturday, August 23, 2014. We are excited because it is our 12th year for our families to gather for a fun-filled day in our local park.

This is a great tradition for Waynedale residents to support their community. The picnic is to encourage the children and their families to come out to our great park to enjoy the day. Our picnic is supported by many and in turn "free" to all that come. We generally have more than 1500 people...

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Mr. & Mrs. Steve Snyder, Hicksville, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Chelsea Louise, to Matthew Nicholas Alt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Philip Alt of Fort Wayne, IN.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Hicksville High School, Hicksville, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in communication from IPFW in 2007 and is currently employed as a senior graphic and web designer at Our Sunday Visitor in Huntington.

The groom is a 2000 graduate of...

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