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Groundbreaking Ceremony held at the “New” Lifetime Sports Academy at McMillen Park.

Ground was broken November 14, for a $1.4 million facility that will serve the Parks and Recreation Department's Lifetime Sports Academy and McMillen Park Pro Shop. Director Al Moll was joined by John McMillen, Mrs. Marg Jehl, Jerry Fox and City Council representatives as they broke ground for a 10,000 square foot structure.

"Today we begin a new chapter for the Lifetime Sports Academy and McMillen Park," said Al Moll, Director of Parks and Recreation. "By collaborating with private and public...

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Paige Koomler, former Wayne High School soccer standout continues to shine at Manchester College. The freshman forward has scored 13 goals on the season, netting 31 points, both ranking her third in the conference this fall. With a team leading shot percentage of 29.5%, and a total of 4 game winning goals, Koomler was named the HCAC conference freshman of the year, along with first team all-conference honors. Manchester earned the fourth seed in the HCAC women's soccer tournament but failed to...

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Phase One of the Ardmore Avenue (formerly Hayden Road) extension project has been completed and was opened at 9:00am Tuesday, November 21, 2006.

Ardmore Avenue has been extended from Lower Huntington Road to Airport Expressway. In addition, new traffic signals have been installed at Ardmore Avenue and Lower Huntington Road, as well as, Ardmore Avenue and Airport Expressway.

The $5.8 million project will continue in the spring with the connection of Ardmore Avenue from Airport Expressway to...

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Dean and Marvel Embrey, from the Waynedale area, are the proud grandparents of a 7-pound, 8-ounce granddaughter.

McKenna Marie Dailey was born on October 7, 2006.

The proud parents are Deana and Chad Dailey. Big brothers are Justin, 10 & Brock, 2½.

Friday November 11, Chester Charles was pulling out of the Chase Bank drive-up after doing his weekly banking. He turned east out of the drive-up, planning to loop his 1955 Ford pick-up around right and go up the alley towards his home on Elzey Street.

Tony Saine was traveling east on Lower Huntington Road, in his '91 Chevy S-10 taking the right lane and hoping to turn south on Old Trail Road. Tony saw Chester in the center lane, but didn't expect him to come back into the right lane.

The two...

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When a major two-volume history of Allen County was due to come off the presses, the first of its kind in almost a century, Donn P. Werling, executive director of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, decided to put his feelings to music.

The result was a joyous musical production that he describes as "a journey of the heart into the heritage of this place we call home."

Allen County sINg is the fourth musicale written by Dr. Werling. He used ballads written over the last decades as...

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Kelley Renz has always wanted kids to realize how accessible God is.

 

"Kids are taught our formal prayers and I think they get the idea that you can only come to God with 'big' concerns – peace in the world, healing for this person who is sick, vocations. What we've forgotten to teach them is that God is concerned with their everyday things – friends, growing pains, not feeling as good as, picking on others."

This is what motivated Kelley to write God Listens to Our Children: Kids' Prayers...

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Whatever else those early days meant for the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock, it meant learning to relate across vast cultural and linguistic divides.  Sure they had been used to dealing with people not like themselves.  They had already left England and spent time in the Netherlands trying to find some religious freedom.  But the difference between Holland and England was negligible compared to what they would find in the New World.  There they would come into contact with a...

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"Jewed, screwed and tattooed" was a phrase often used when we were growing up in Waynedale. I'm not sure exactly what that meant but it was anything but positive. In fact, back in the 50s, anything to do with tattooing had negative connotations. Tattooing was for sailors, bikers and prison inmates. Now, 50 years later, tattooing has taken on a whole new meaning.

The art of tattooing has been around for a long time. The 5000-year old iceman, uncovered from a glacier in Italy in 1991 had 57...

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