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On Monday, November 10th, 2003 the Waynedale Elementary School choir, under the direction of Karen Pose, observed Veterans Day by singing in patriotic theme. This is the first annual Veterans Day Event put together by Principal Dave Yard and Jennifer Sprague. "We just wanted to do something to honor local veterans," said Principal Dave Yard. "We feel it is important for the kids to get a sense of patriotism and the cost of freedom."

Speakers at this event included veterans from American...

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AMERICAN LEGION POST #296-Larry Thiele, Commander

Come check out our NEWLY REMODELED post. Since the flood of July 03 we have all new bar-all new cabinets-all new carpet. We are totally remodeled and open to the public.
Friday Nights Fish Fry
Christmas Dance will be on December 12th
New Year's Eve dance to Brass & Ivory on December 31st
AMERICAN LEGION POST #160
November 21 - Chicken Strips, French Fries, Macaroni Salad
November 28 - Meat Loaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans
We are still looking...

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from the Third Vice-Manuel "Ferd" Fernandis

"...this opening will be brought about by the combined efforts and the hard work of many of Post 296 volunteers, led by board member and contractor Matt Smith, along with club manager, Sylvia Cunningham and Post Commander Larry Thiele and his wife Helen...worked shoulder to shoulder...in every phase of the flood cleanup and restoration...

To those involved in restoring the post, providing food and supplies to the workers, and even those stopping by...

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Harrison Hull was nineteen when he came back to Indiana. He was born in Dekalb County on Jan 27th 1920. He traveled with his family to Ohio and then to Tennessee, but Indiana is where he wanted to work. He traveled to Auburn Indiana and applied for a job at the Auburn Kroger. The manager said, "I don't have any openings right now, but I like your looks. Come with me to Ft. Wayne and we'll see if we can find you a job." The Kroger store on Wayne Street was where he went to work.

While...

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Renae at home in Waynedale with her dog Dixie.

Last year as an honor student of Wayne High School, Renae Lynn Dexter marched with the Wayne High School band. Today, she is still marching. But, to the beat of a different drum. Five weeks after graduating from Wayne High School Renae joined up and became Airman 1st Class with the U. S. Air Force. Renae's mom, Mary, called The Waynedale News and announced that she was coming home. "I am very proud of the work that Renae is doing for our country. She has chosen the Air Force as her...

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After the war, many veterans rushed back to America to resume their civilian lives and never inquired about receiving any medals. Most of these medallists named below are unwilling to tell their war story. They said, "they were just doing their job". They never refer to themselves as heroes. I guess they are just representatives of that generation-a generation that acted with great valor, but didn't make much ado about it. Their deeds are known to very few.

On November 8, 2003 WWII veterans...

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St. Therese Girls Volleyball Team members: 1st Row: Danielle Landon, Andrea Allphin, Jessica Beck,  Kaitlin Hire 2nd Row: April White, Lindsay Shutt, Kristi O’Brian 3rd Row: Coach-Lauren Mathews, Melanie Huhn, Bridgette Cooper, Coach Lisa Palmer

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Team. On Saturday, October 25th, the St. Therese Girl's Volleyball Team won the CYO Volleyball Tournament. The St. Therese Blue League girls defeated Queen of Angels 22-20 and 21-19 in the championship game played at St. Charles. They had to beat St. Aloysius in the first round and then beat previously undefeated Hessen Cassel 11-21, 21-17 and 23-21 to advance to the championship game. They finished with a 3-3 record for the season and were a...

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KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE MEETING

The November meeting of the KWVAIC#1 will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2003. There will be a time change from 9am to 8am due to the Veterans Day parade that morning. We will also vote for the new officers for the year 2004. Bring your spouses and friends and join us at the meeting and go to the parade with us.

VETERANS APPRECIATED

When the Veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts returned home there were no...

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Ready to cast their ballots on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 were Dallas and Cari Dodane and Dora Saylor at Precinct #453, Mason Drive area in Waynedale.

There was a high interest in the mayoral race involving Mayor Graham Richard and Republican Linda Buskirk. In addition voters decided on a city clerk, and six district and three at-large City Council members.

Working at the Waynedale Poll: Karen Miller-Allen County Election Board Absentee List Courier, Sharon Krinn-Inspector, Carl Harz-Precinct...

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