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Nathan Grabner
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.

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


Andrew Gallagher
Brian and...



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...



Going into the final week of the season Varsity is still on top of the SAC with a 9-1 conference record. They sit 13-7 overall.

Wane TV and FWO named the Generals the Team of the Week as they are on the verge of winning their first SAC title in 21 years.

Wayne Generals traveled to play a good Woodland team and lost 9-3. The varsity rebounded winning at home and on the road against Snider. At home they won 4-3 in 9 innings and on the road they won 20-9. Next up was the East Noble double...


The History Center will be busy this June with several events taking place at both the museum, located at 302 East Berry in downtown Fort Wayne, and the Chief Richardville House.

Sue Lester will display traditional Miami Indian clothing research and fabrication at the June 7 "Miami Indian Heritage Days" at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, Fort Wayne.

The Chief Richardville House is recognized as the oldest Native American structure in the Midwest, the first Greek Revival...



Mary Gebhard recently celebrated her 95th birthday with friends and family at Park Edelweiss, a German village on Elmhurst Drive. The second oldest German singing society in Indiana sang Happy Birthday to Mary as she opened cards and gifts.

Mary was an amazing lady volunteering much of her time at the Lincoln Museum. She was also a Fort Wayne International Airport Ambassador sharing her happy greeting as she handed thousands of passengers a cookie.

The public is invited to register their kids, ages 6-12, for Summer Day Camps at Fox Island Park
All camps are 9:30-4:30pm daily

Jr. IMN Camp at Fox Island County Park
Become a Jr. Indiana Master Naturalist by attending eight of the nine scheduled nature classes (plants, canoeing 101, water quality by ponding, frogs, geology & soils, trees, beginning birding, frog dissection, and astronomy) and by volunteering six hours during camp. We will have a swim party graduation ceremony down at...


The City's free splash pads will be turned on Saturday, May 24, with plans to keep them turned on until Labor Day.

Northside Pool will be open May 24 – 26 and May 31 – June 1, opening daily starting June 7.

McMillen Pool will be open  May 31 – June 1, with daily hours also starting June 7.

Memorial Pool will open for the season on June 7.
Splash pads are located at the following parks:
Buckner Park
6114 Bass Road
Hours: 9 am – 9 pm
McCormick Park
2300 Raymond & Holly
Hours: Hours: 9 am – 9...


For 25 years the Deer Ridge Elementary School Parent Teacher Club (PTC) has been proud to host one of the largest holiday craft shows and sales in Northeast Indiana. This year's 25th anniversary of the Holly Days Craft Show will be held Saturday, October 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"There will be nearly 200 booths with vendors selling everything from baby items to household organizational crafts to pottery and woodworking and every seasonal gift in between," says craft show director Kim Martinez...


When you are responsible for the operation of mission-critical voice and data networks in the U.S. Army's hottest military theaters, worrying about your job in civilian life is a dangerous distraction.

U.S. Army Reserve Signal Corps Chief Warrant Officer Thomas Utendorf says that because he works for a company recently honored for its support of veterans, his only concern was the secure network soldiers need to complete their missions.

Utendorf works for Frontier Communications in Fort Wayne...


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