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50th ANNIVERSARY - Paul Dean Sills and Aletha Ann Bridegam

Paul Dean Sills and Aletha Ann Bridegam will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 3, 2016.

The couple were united in marriage at 2:15pm at the First Church of God in Columbia City, Indiana.

Paul retired in 2005 as a cook.

They have a daughter, Patti Kaye Sills and granddaughter Adrianna Wright of Columbia City, Indiana; and a daughter Debbi Faye (Michael) Carnahan and granddaughter Hope Carnahan of Roanoke, Indiana.

GOTR 2016

As one of more than 200 councils of Girls on the Run (GOTR) International, GOTR of Northeast Indiana, serves 8 to 11 year old girls in Northeast Indiana. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

The fun of running began for these girls on March 14th and will continue with twice-weekly team meetings. The girls will be taught life skills through running games. At the end of the 10-week...

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GIRLS BB 2016

I AM SO PROUD OF THESE GIRLS! Every single one of them is getting better by the week! They are all playing their best basketball of their life, as far as I can tell. Put it this way, I personally have never seen any of them play this well. And it all starts with Coach Pixley. He expects them to play really hard. And they all are! How can you NOT give 100% when every girl around you is doing just that? Plus, playing your hardest will make you a better ball player. Then, when you’ve improved like...

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Smiles Honduras

Each year a team of dedicated dentists, dental hygienists, assistants and support staff from around the country get together for a very important house call. Founded and led by Dr. Thomas Blake, our own general dentist in Waynedale, Sonrisas Sieprew (Smile Always) sets out each year for Honduras to help build smiles through orphans and other children of this isolated Central American country. Dr. Blake began visiting Honduras in 2000, starting with only a 2-person team. Now, since 2013 the team...

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Taste Of Waynedale 2016

Kingston Residence will proudly champion the 8th Annual “Kingston’s Taste of Waynedale” on Tuesday, March 22th from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Family Life Center, 1819 Reservation Road. The proceeds from this event will go to both Honor Flight Northeast Indiana and Community Harvest Food Bank.

To date, 26 local restaurants and businesses have committed to participating and will offer samples of a variety of food or drink. Area restaurants who currently plan to participate include Big...

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L-Dawn Ritchie, Director of Greenways and Trails, City of Fort Wayne and R-Lori Rose, Executive Director of Fort Wayne Trails Inc. accept award for City’s Trails and Greenways as Outstanding Trail Group.

Two statewide awards are recognizing Fort Wayne’s trail network. At an awards ceremony in Indianapolis, the Greenways Foundation of Indiana recognized the City of Fort Wayne as Outstanding Local Government and the not-for-profit group Fort Wayne Trails Inc. as Outstanding Trail Group for the 2016 Indiana Greenways Awards.

The City’s award for Outstanding Local Government recognizes a city, town or county government that demonstrates success in the development, construction, promotion and...

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Brooks Construction Co., Inc. (Fort Wayne) and Red Gold (Geneva) have been recognized by the Asphalt Pavement Association of Indiana (APAI) for superior asphalt pavement construction at the APAI’s Annual Conference & Trade Show, held recently at the Marriott East Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. Brooks Construction Co., Inc. won its award for project work done at Red Gold, Geneva, IN.

Greg Yoder, Brooks Construction Co., Inc., Mike Herrmann, Red Gold and Tyler Hatzell, Brooks Construction...

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Civil War Ball

On Saturday, March 12th, 2016 military and civilian members will go back in time as they dine and dance at the Historic Baker Street Train Station here in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The 30th Indiana Civil War Reenactors group will be hosting their 19th Civil War Ball.

The 30th Indiana was put together primarily from the citizens of the 10th Congressional District comprised of Allen, DeKalb, Elkhart, Kosciusko, La Grange and Noble Counties. It was organized in Fort Wayne using Camp Allen as a home...

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The original Burger King restaurant design on Bluffton Road, near the Quimby Village shopping plaza in northern Waynedale.

Burger King on 1826 Bluffton Road, recently completed a remodel of their restaurant. This store opened in July 1978 and was recently acquired by Carrols Corp. out of Syracuse, NY. Carrols is the largest Burger King franchise in the U.S. The current management team and crew were extremely excited to have the brand new store to showcase at a grand opening March 12.

The grand opening will include a raffle and many limited time specials in addition to the new all beef grill dogs on the menu. Stop...

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