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Pursuing the American Dream is difficult for some, especially a young female baseball player from Cuba.

Isabel Alvarez was born October 31, 1933 in Havana. Rafael DeLeon had built a ballpark and Isabel joined the Estrellas Cubanas (Cuban Stars) at probably twelve years old. The girl ball players were very poor and DeLeon provided food and bought Isabel her first glove. She still remembers going to his estate on weekends.

Isabel's mother was very insistent that she play ball, as her mother...

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photo by Mrs. Ryan Rick Meyer and rls hold onto a stringer of Chinook Salmon caught along the might Muskegon near Newago, Michigan.

Give me an atlas that's tattered and worn
And stained by the dew of an autumns morn
With pages dog-eared, and high-lites on trails
And notes about campsites, and fishing and tales
No order of pages, no maps that are bare
But plenty of circles and check marks and squares
It's an atlas of journeys, adventure and fun
A blueprint left waiting for somebody's son 

 

It was a moonless starry night. You could look up into the inky blackness and see the heavy cloud of stars that make up the Milky Way....

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On Thursday, October 7th the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a bank robbery at 6141 N. Clinton, Bank One. Witnesses provided a description of a possible suspect vehicle traveling southbound on Clinton Street. Officers located the maroon Chevy Lumina and attempted to make a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers were able to make an apprehension after a short foot pursuit.

The suspect, Joseph F. Looper was transported to the...

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Those from Fort Wayne, Indiana were  (left to right): Front Row: Jay B. Allen, 1330 Evergreen Road, Huntington, Supervisor Court Security, Henry E. LaHurreau, 5458E. 500S.,  Columbia City, Verizon Telephone Technician Back Row: Joshua I. Tourkow, 7022 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, Attorney, Gregory C. Walbridge, 6626 W. Hamilton Road, Fort Wayne, Real Estate Developer, Mervin J. Johnson, 9490 S. 800 E-92,  Roanoke, Consultant/Retired Bank President.

Local area Freemasons were among a group of 129 selected to receive the Thirty-third Degree, the highest honor of Scottish Rite Freemasonry. The ceremony took place recently in Milwaukee, WI during the annual meeting of the Scottish Rite Supreme Council. The degree is awarded for outstanding service to Freemasonry or for significant contributions to humanity that reflects credit upon the fraternity. The 2004 recipients were chosen from 15 northeastern and midwestern states that comprise the...

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Photo above is David Wall’s grandson, Spc. Ryan Cartwright.  At the time of this photo Cartwright was serving our country at Camp Phoenix, Kabul. This “Postcard from the Front” is reprinted from The News-Sentinel, which has sent a reporter and a photojournalist to Afghanistan to provide daily coverage of our local troops there through October. Photojournalist Aaron Suozzi and reporter Dan Cortez are in Afghanistan through October reporting on the 160 members of Fort Wayne’s 221st Ordnance Company. The Army Reserve ammunition supply-unit was deployed for up to a year in February and went to Afghanistan in April.

Sent to The Waynedale news from John Wall, Sr. John's father, David Wall has been a resident of Waynedale for 38 years. This is his grandson who is proudly serving our country.

Spc. Ryan Cartwright

Age: 20

Current location: Camp Phoenix, Kabul

Born: Fort Wayne

Resides: Fort Wayne

Education: Attended North Side High School for one year

Family: Married with a 10-month-old daughter. Wife is seven months pregnant.

Job back home: Receiving department at Meijer on Illinois Road

Job in...

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SNYDER REPORTS FOR DUTY GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, IND.—-Airman First Class Carisa A. Snyder of Fort Wayne, Indiana, recently reported for duty with the 434th Air Refueling Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base.

She is the daughter-in-law of Susan O'Leary, also of Fort Wayne.

Airman Snyder will serve as an air transportation specialist with the Wing's Aerial Port Flight. In this capacity, she will play a key role in preparing cargo and passengers for transportation about the wing fleet of...

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Entrance to the Waynedale United Methodist Church, October 20, 2004.

Our history begins more than 100 years ago, when a small chapel was built just south of what we know as Waynedale. Land had been donated by Mr. Charles Dalman for the chapel and it was used by several protestant congregations. Total cost for the chapel was $1,150.00 including 2 stoves, an organ and the pews.

 

In 1903, some of the worshipers from the little chapel formed the Union Chapel Methodist Episcopal Church on the Fort Wayne Circuit. These 11 charter members included David Greider...

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A view of Mount Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in 1929.

Mount Calvary was originally established as a Sunday School mission to the Waynedale area by Emmaus Lutheran Church. By the late 1920's the mission had grown into a congregation and started construction of a permanent facility on Lower Huntington Road just west of Bluffton Road. Reverend Herman H. Backs was called to be the first resident pastor of the congregation, and the building was dedicated to the glory of God in 1929.

In the fall of 1929, Mount Calvary Lutheran School opened its doors...

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photo by Cindy Cornwell After teeing up Travis Adamonis hits the green with his drive. (L-R) Looking on are Asia James, Alex Colehin, and Mr. Mark Hageman.

Indiana is on the top of the list as being the most overweight state in the US. Remember that report that came out recently? Physical Education Instructor Mark Hageman believes that he can improve the image of Indiana, one class at a time. That is, with the support of Principal Kent Marz, teachers, parents, and the students at Waynedale Elementary.

Mr. Hageman knows that a healthy and active body fosters a sharp mind and good attitude. Waynedale Elementary is combining biophysical concepts...

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