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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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ATTENTION QUIET WARRIORS OF THE KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION

This month, due to a schedule problem at Atz's, we will be meeting on May 3, 2003 at the Waynewood Inn, 8421 Bluffton Rd., in their meeting room. Waynewood Inn is located a bit beyond Waynedale on the south side of Bluffton Rd.‑ We will have our Breakfast at 9 a.m. and the meeting following at 10 a.m.‑ All are welcome to join us.‑ For more information call: (260) 747-0601

 

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA...

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ITS THE SWEET SEASON

Details photo by Cindy Cornwell A team of Percherons pulls the collection wagon during the  ‘Sweet Season’ at Jack Gaby’s Sugar Camp.

Spring is maple-sugaring time! From mid-March through April, many of northern Indiana's maple trees have holes drilled into them and buckets hung on their trunks. The purpose is to collect the "sweet-water" sap that flows every time a period of freezing is followed by a thaw. The earliest accounts of maple sugaring were made in the early 1600's by European explorers who observed American Indians gathering maple sap. Today, in Indiana, maple syrup is made near Wawaka (Kendallville area) at the...

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MEN OF STEEL

Details Another charge into the furnace.  Like a picture of a sunrise, a photo cannot capture the beauty or properly convey the energy that you feel when you are actually there.

On Monday, March 17th The Waynedale News visited Steel Dynamics Inc. SDI is located about 15 miles west of Waynedale, midway between Fort Wayne and Columbia City. Northeast Indiana was considered a great location because of the availability of abundant supplies of needed inputs, i.e. electricity, natural gas, and scrap metal, which is SDI's raw material. The Whitley County location for the 611-acre plant was chosen because of the existing infrastructure necessary to provide truck and rail...

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DANNENFELSER HADAWAY WED

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Julie Marie Dannenfelser and Douglas Andrew Hadaway were united in marriage on Saturday, February 15, 2003, at Aboite Lutheran Church. Parents of the bride are Alan and Jane Dannenfelser of Sea Pines Way. The groom's parents include Dave and Kathy Hadaway of Yoder Road. Grandparents of the bride include Victoria Dannenfelser of Fort Wayne, and Duane and Edith Clifton of Willshire, Ohio.

Mary Elizabeth Dannenfelser, sister of the bride, was the Maid of Honor. Mike Hale, friend of the groom...

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SPRING IS IN THE AIR IN A PATRIOTIC WAY

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Jill Beach, originally an art major, is back to the painting pallet. She expresses her art on items such as furniture, pedestals, plates, matchstick blinds, even boxes and suitcases. Her shop, A Different Angle, is under the green awning, located in the same building as Kar Haus, next to American Legion #241 on Bluffton Road.

A Different Angle on Bluffton Road and Cinnamon & Spice on Lower Huntington Road will be holding a Co-Spring Open House on April 10th, 11th, and 12th from 10-5pm....

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MAYOR GRAHAM RICHARD HONORS BOY SCOUT VOLUNTEERS

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On Sunday, March 23, 2003 Fort Wayne Mayor and Eagle Scout Graham Richard was the keynote speaker for the Miami District Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner. The Miami District covers southern Allen County for the Anthony Wayne Area Council Boy Scouts of America. Mayor Richard delivered an eloquent speech that included many fine points about the hard work, dedication, and positive influences on youth. The Scouting volunteers heard some outstanding stories about the Mayor's extensive Scouting...

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TROOP 19 GRADUATES 6 EAGLE SCOUTS

Details TROOP 19’S NEW EAGLE SCOUTS (L TO R)  Justin Marquart, Don Hall, Landon Matuska, Tim Blombach, Paul James, Joe Blombach

TROOP 19, SPONSORED BY ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH GRADUATES 6 EAGLE SCOUTS

 

The invitation read: Marcus and Donna Marquart & Boy Scout Troop 19, at St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, in the Miami District of the Anthony Wayne Area Council, Boy Scouts of America would like to invite you to join them in an EAGLE SCOUT COURT OF HONOR - Honoring Justin Marquart, Joe Blombach, Tim Blombach, Don Hall, Paul James, and Landon Matuska, Sunday March 16, 2003 at St. John the Baptist...

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THREE FORMER WAYNEDALE MEN CELEBRATE WITH THEIR WIVES ON 50TH ANNIVERSARIES

Details (l-r)  Roger & Norma J. (DeBolt) Ploughe of Markle, & Chandler, AZ; Married 1/1/53 Clyde & Janet (Cassell) Ploughe of Lafayette, IN; Married 4/5/53 Bill & Nancy (Beaman) Ploughe of Worthington, OH & Venice FL; Married 8/31/52

The Ploughe boys, whose parents were instrumental in the formation of the Waynedale Chamber of Commerce, and owned and operated Waynedale Cleaners during the 1940's and 1950's, grew up serving the community of Waynedale. They recently observed their 50th anniversaries with their wives by going on an Eastern Caribbean Cruise.

LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL
Recognizing Alumni In The Military
Wayne High School wishes to recognize WHS alumni, which are presently serving in the military. WHS request that readers send a short letter to Air Force Junior ROTC at WHS if they are aware of anyone who is presently serving in the military, any branch, and at any location. The letter should provide as much information as possible about the service person's full name and address. A picture and short biography would be very helpful. Please...

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