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"Mom! Alex hit me!"

"I did not! Jordan doesn't know how to play the game!"

Sound like a familiar scenario during the summer months?

What can a parent do? Should you: a.) Yell, "Alex stop hitting!" b.) Give everyone a timeout, or c.) Take a walk to the Waynedale Park.

If this sounds all too familiar, of course, "c" is the answer.

Between Xbox 360s and the Cartoon Network many kids would be content to stay indoors all summer. But is this really healthy?

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation...

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John Wright demonstrates the art of pizza dough tossing

John Wright opened his Waynedale Pizzeria on May 27, 2004. It was his second restaurant in the Fort Wayne area and he recently opened his third restaurant on Dupont Road. As a small business owner he has experienced all the ups and downs of owning and operating his own restaurants. He said, "This year has been especially tough but we managed to hold our prices down even as food and energy prices have had double digit increases."

John and his wife Jennifer are both Fort Wayne natives. John is a...

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Skamania Steelhead—the craziest battlers in Lake Michigan—returned again this year to entertain pier, boat, and stream fishermen.

 

On the weekend of Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 anglers from around the Midwest gathered along streams and the lake.

I spotted a few trollers targeting steelies near the pier at Michigan City when I first arrived. Skamania Steelhead fishing is reportedly staged at primary stocking sites all the way from St. Joseph, Michigan, to Burns Harbor to Racine...

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Nancy Potchka, a teacher at St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic School, was one of eight "Golden Achievers" recently recognized by Junior Achievement (JA) for her outstanding commitment to the business education partnership in northern Indiana. Potchka was honored with the prestigious JA Golden Achievement Award at the Organization's annual Business Education Leadership (BEL) awards extravaganza. The event was held Thursday, May 25 2006 at the Grand Wayne Center in downtown Fort...

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As Americans prepare for their summer vacations, they should keep in mind that vacationing away from home can present safety risks.

According to Allstate Agent KEVIN GWOZDZ, you can make family trips more enjoyable by taking a few simple precautions to reduce the possibility of becoming an easy target for thieves who prey on tourists. And by following a few easy steps, you can decrease the risk of having your home robbed while you're away.

 

Following are some tips from the Allstate...

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Every nine seconds a woman is assaulted and beaten in the United States. As a result, one out of every three women has been abused. This is not an unfamiliar statistic to the women living at A Friend's House in Bluffton, IN, or to a member of the non-for-profit organization's Board of Directors, Heather St. Peters. This is their reality.

The President of the Advisory Board at A Friend's House is Heather St. Peters, who also serves as Director of the Public Relations Major at Taylor University...

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Nicholas M. and Jean Ann Stayanoff were married on June 16, 1956.

They recently observed their 50th Wedding Anniversary with a family weekend.

Celebrating with them were all of their children and grandchildren.

They have five children; Theresa M. (Ken) Liggett of Churubusco, Nicholas M. (Shirley) of Belton, South Carolina, Linda Ann (Tom) Hotz of Noblesville, Indiana, Barbara Jean (Lyle) Klemm of Fort Wayne and Mary Beth (Kevin) Kohart of Indianapolis. They also eight...

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1916 was a thrilling time for Southwest Fort Wayne. The Foster Park area, along with the Rudisell Boulevard system, was being developed. Col. David Foster was assisting the purchase and development of one of Fort Wayne's exceptional parks, Foster Park, named after the Colonel. And in the midst of all that, a replica of Lincoln's birthplace was being first proposed to the Board of Park Commissioners.

The replica Lincoln log cabin was constructed and presented to the city of Fort Wayne in 1920...

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Loren Martinez and Waynedale School principal Kent Martz

Loren Martinez, a second grader at Waynedale Elementary School won first place in a safety poster contest. Loren received a plaque and his poster will be competing on a national level in Kansas City in November. He is a student of Ms. Monroe's class

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