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To those who did not know, my husband Wayne Erexson, was in a serious accident February 17th 2003. He is in a wheelchair, but I walk him around the house. His left arm and leg were affected. He has feeling in them but cannot move them. He is a miracle as I speak. The Lord could have taken him but many prayers went out and his life was spared.

Wayne lost his dad August 14th last year. Wayne and his dad got to spend some time together when Wayne was in the Rehab Hospital. Floyd would not...

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It was standing room only at 2233 Nuttman Avenue, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center. Brigadier General Mike Beasley was on hand to present the Bronze Star, posthumously to the widow of U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Berning, a Vietnam War Veteran.

Berning was a radio operator who was awarded the Bronze Star for calling in target locations after spotting enemy forces moving into position around his unit. Although Berning earned the award, he never received it. In 2000, Berning found he had cancer of...

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AMERICAN LEGION POST #241-Charlie Rathsack, Commander

New Weekly Kitchen Menu Luncheon Specials Served From 11am to 1pm

"Stop in and have one of our "Home Cooked" and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday."

Food every evening: Monday-50-cent Draft Beer, Tuesday-Sliders, Wednesday-Wings, Thursday-Evening Food Specials-prepared by the Honor Guard, Auxiliary, or Sons of American Legion

Friday Night Dinners will be served from 5pm to 7:30pm

Now Serving! 4-piece Fish...

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(l-r) Despite the snow and frigid temperaturs Michael Kinder & Sons employees Mike Neuenschwander and Jeremy Weaver strip the footer forms for the new drive-thru concession stand which is located on Bluffton Road next to Bobick's Golf. It has a diameter of 30' with a total of 900 square feet.

"The Stand" will soon be serving "Country Fresh custard better than Zesto's" and Coney Island style hot dogs according to the owners (a couple of Waynedale guys). Completion is expected before the first...

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Eric Olson and Cameraman Brian Gillett stopped by The Waynedale News last Wednesday to do an interview for 21Country. Brian looked the place over and chose the best place to set up his camera. Eric asked the questions and Brian moved from spot to spot, getting a number of different camera angles. After the interview both Brian and Eric moved outside and did a few minutes along Bluffton Road, explaining the location and getting some different views of Waynedale's main business...

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Marcus Marquart places the newly upholstered seat in a 1932 Ford Roadster.

Marcus Marquart was born in 1958 at Parkview Hospital. He graduated from South Side High School in 1977 and has been married to his wife Donna for 22 years.

Marcus and Donna have two children, Heather 28, and Justin 19. Justin now works with his Dad at his upholstery shop on McArthur Drive.

Marcus got started in the upholstery business by working for the VIP Co. at Freeman and Taylor. That company is now Knox's Custom Shop on Old Decatur Road. Marcus's second job took him to E-Vans on...

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Scooters have always fascinated Dean Bergdall, Mayflower Drive, Waynedale, especially the Cushman. Cushman Motor Scooters were built in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1936 until 1965. Dean began tinkering with engines in a high school shop class at the age of 14. Back then all his friends and cousins had Cushman scooters, Dean wished he did too. "Boy, you could ride those scooters on the road back then! You didn't need a license," said Bergdall, "and for a kid that's 14, that can't drive, that's a...

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James Hardy, Elmhurst's senior guard, scored 28 points on Friday night, January 24. This raised Hardy's career scoring total to 1,553 points. He is currently third on the city's all-time scoring list. The current city all-time scoring leader is Tom Baack of Concordia Lutheran (1963), with 1,623 points. Hardy is trying to reach former South Side Archer Willie Long's record of 1,606 points. He has been averaging 29 points per game and has 8 regular season games remaining, along with one...

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HEAD COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR-WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

Murray Mendenhall has coached at Wayne High School for 26 years; 17 as a reserve coach and varsity assistant, he is in his ninth year as the head coach. ‑During his tenure as the head coach, he has had the privilege of coaching 12 All-SAC players, 5 all-state players and 1 Indiana All-Star. ‑His 100th victory as a head coach came on January 6, 2004 against Norwell. ‑The score was 67-58.

Murray is a graduate of Snider High School and Indiana University. ‑He coached basketball for one year at...

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