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Fort Wayne Community Schools and the parents of the children at Waynedale Elementary are having problems providing uniforms and equipment needed by the students.

Last February the Waynedale Lions Club sponsored a Dan’s Fish Fry to buy shoes. With the volunteer help of the Waynedale Methodist Ladies, the Post #241 Legion Auxiliary and the Waynedale Elementary P.T.A. along with their members and spouses, they were able to raise over $1800 plus a matching $750 grant from Indiana Lions...

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When you talk about generations, St. Aloysius Parish School has got it covered – multiple generations of students, faculty and parents that have kept the school going strong for more than a century.

The Roman Catholic school, located at 14607 Bluffton Road in Yoder, celebrated its 140th anniversary on October 16 with an Open House for faculty, students, former faculty and student, and the public.

Lasting from 8 a.m. to about 1 p.m. that afternoon, the event was mostly celebratory, but also...

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Once again the Division of Public Works, street department, will be out in full force picking up leaves this fall. Beginning Monday, October 17, 2016, crews will visit every neighborhood twice, during the seven week curbside collection season. The curbside collection schedule is listed and was mailed to residents in recent City Utilities’ bills.

Bagging leaves and having them picked up on a resident’s schedule continues to grow in popularity. Last year, we saw a 35% increase in participation...

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Wow, I had soooo much fun! We had our Class of ’66 Reunion recently at Pine Valley on Saturday, September 24th. I had a lot of friends at Central Catholic. But I actually only hung out most of time with 2 guys back at CC in the mid 1960s. Joe (Tony) Contadeluci and John Teders. Well, both live way out in western states, so neither came back for the reunion. Liz and I sat at a table with Bob Schaab, who I do a lot of golfing with through the summer over the past 3 years. I’ve known Bob since...

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Team NeighborLink

When NeighborLink began brainstorming ways to incorporate athletics to raise money that goes back into NL projects, Team NeighborLink was born. Over the years it has continued to grow, and there is now athletic gear for adults and kids, the Night Moves Running Series, the Ambassador program, and this year a cyclocross team.

Cyclocross is a high-intensity bike course, and there are races all around the region the team participates in. Team members will do anywhere from 7-15 races throughout the...

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Twin brothers Mark Smith and Mike Smith

Twin brothers Mark Smith and Mike Smith pulled some shenanigans in their youth. Like the time Mike was absent for picture day at Wayne High School. Mark stood in for all photos for both of them. Or the time that someone who was a little miffed at Mike approached him, so he pretended to be Mark to avoid the conflict. Although identical twins, they have some intrinsic differences. Mark’s talents lean toward the mechanical while Mike is more artistic.

Growing up in Waynedale, 61-year-old brothers...

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POST 241 JR SHOOTING

Teens and youth interested in guns and learning to shoot will find a lot to explore at the American Legion Post #241 on Bluffton Road.

Meeting three times a week (Monday and Wednesday evenings after school and Saturday mornings), there are about 15 teens who belong to the club – including five or six girls.

No teen is charged for use of a rifle, or for the class – everything is donated by the Sons of the Legion, the Womens’ Auxiliary, the Honor Guard or the Legion Riders.

The team’s five or...

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chief richardville house roof donation

On Friday, September 23, 2016, the History Center received a donation in the amount of $33,000 from the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma to provide for the restoration of the Chief Richardville House’s historical wooden shake shingle roof. History Center Board of Directors President Karen Richards and Executive Director Todd Maxwell Pelfrey received the donation for the roof restoration, a project that is expected to be completed this fall.

Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Chief Douglas Lankford stated, “We are...

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There has been a lot of chatter about the Waynedale Tornado Siren around the community lately, and for good reason! Waynedale did have a functioning tornado siren a few years back, but when that siren stopped functioning properly, it was never replaced.

The Waynedale Business Chamber (WBC), comprised of representatives from many of the local businesses, noticed this flaw while pursuing efforts to create a safer community. The WBC then produced and distributed a petition (both online and...

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