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(l-r)  Wm. (Bill) Adkins, Dave MacAfee, Edward Kemp, and Mike VanRyn

AmVets National Commander Edward Kemp was in Waynedale to talk about keeping the VA Hospital open. The meeting was held at Amvets Post 33, at 6620 Koester Drive just off of Lower Huntington Road. The meeting included National Commander Kemp, State Commander William (Bill) Adkins from Marion, Dave MacAfee, First Vice Guard Commander and Mike VanRyn, Commander of local VFW Post 33.

The Symposium, which will be held in Chicago on October 18, 19 & 20, is designed to increase communication between...

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Mike VanRyn

Mike VanRyn has been chosen to be Master of Ceremonies for the Waynedale Memorial Day Parade. Mike was born on the east side of Fort Wayne on July 1, 1948. He attended North Side High School, graduating in 1966. He joined the Army in 1968 and did his basics at Fort Gamble, Kentucky. From Fort Gamble he traveled to Fort Gorden in Georgia, for MP training. Mike said, "After my MP training I was sent to a number of different places and I didn't get back stateside until 1971."

Mike began work at...

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The junior class at Bishop Luers High School has been going to St. Joseph Hospital to visit with their patients for one hour each Friday for almost fifteen years.

Mary Keefer the current Principal at Bishop Luers started the program when she was a religion teacher at Luers. According to Cynthia Nettles, Recreational Therapist at St. Joseph, "most patients enjoy just sitting and talking with the students, especially if they have grandchildren who are about the same age or their own children...

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Owners of Dragon’s Keep Café, L-R George Webber, Mary Isenhour, Jeb Brenneman, Merritt Isenhour

On April 25, 2006, Waynedale welcomed Dragon's Keep Café to the area. The newly opened café is family owned and operated by George Webber, Merritt & Mary Isenhour and Jeb Brenneman of Fort Wayne. "In November of 2005, the process of remodeling Dragon's Keep started but the café was talked about for 6 years," said Merritt Isenhour.

Mary Isenhour, Merritt's mother, was said to be the idealist behind the café, but a Scottish castle called the Dunnotar, in Northern Scotland, inspired the cafe's...

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Zachary Burrell

Zachary Burrell, 18, of Boy Scout Troop 19 will be honored at a special Eagle Scout ceremony Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at the Saint John the Baptist Pursley Activity Center.

To earn Scouting's highest award, Zachary had to earn 21 merit badges, serve as a leader in his troop, and complete a major community service project.

Zachary's service project was organizing the renovation of the Girl Scout meeting room at Saint John the Baptist Çhurch. Renovation included taking up the old carpet...

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Tony Lovejoy

Tony Lovejoy, the son of Kevin and Patty Lovejoy on Sandpoint Road, qualified for and participated in the 2006 Indiana State Freestyle Championships in Indianapolis, IN on May 6th and 7th.  In only his second Freestyle Tournament ever, Tony, a student at Saint Therese currently in the eighth grade, scored six straight victories to capture the State Title in the Schoolboy 110-pound division.

By winning the Indiana State Title, Tony has earned the privilege of representing the state of...

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Coop's Wheelin '2'Dealers Pool Team won first place at the State tournament in April of 2006. More than 200 teams from all over the state of Indiana participated.

 

Front Row: Phil Gerardot, Erv Stallhut and Mike Trentacosti.

 

Back Row: Michael Hockaday and Captain Ron Valiton.

 

Gordon & Mary (Grogg) Emrick celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 12, 2006.

They are the parents of 5 children and 3 grandchildren.

They have resided in the Waynedale area for nearly 40 years.

Gordon retired from the Fort Wayne Parks Dept. and Mary was formally employed at Guardian Photo.

The BANKROLL allows full service banking without the confines of a permanent brick and mortar structure. Ed Romary said this project is a reflection on his company’s commitment to the banking industry.

Romary Associates, Inc. a design-build company that caters to banks and credit unions has developed a new concept. After much planning, discussion and meetings, led by Ed Romary, President, this mobile project, which started years ago as merely a concept, became a reality designed to better serve the banking industry. After completion of this extensive project, Ed is eager to provide for its customers a full service bank as well as a drive-up unit, in a new setting. He has tagged it, "THE...

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