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The Waynedale American Legion Post #241 has held its Treasure Hunt game for a long time without seeing a winner like it did recently.

Every Thursday, the Post hosts the game, in which players pick random numbers on a game board, and pay $1 for a ticket to play. The game had gone 36 weeks without being won – until 3 weeks ago.

That’s when Natalie (who asked that her last name not be used) came in and played the event. She had only heard about the game “through the grapevine” and decided on a...

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Poco Pool Historical

One day in 2012, a Pocahontas Swim Club board member called the bank to talk about some Poco business. “Oh, you’re not calling about the loan?” the bank officer asked. “No,” she replied. “What about it?”

As it turns out, the papers to repossess the pool were on the corner of the bank president’s desk, waiting to be signed. Pocahontas Swim Club, an Indian Village institution since 1955, was about to go under.

Pocahontas Swim Club isn’t fancy, but it probably was when it opened in 1961. The...

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HAIR AFFAIR

For 37 years Hair Affair has been serving the Waynedale community. In its third Waynedale site, Hair Affair at 6200 Bluffton Road, has been at its current location for eight years. Previously the salon was in two settings in Colony Shops. Each move has allowed the salon to grow both in size and in services.

The three co-owners, Kathy Frieburger, Karen McClain and Sherry Billings, met many years ago, while working as stylists at the same salon in Wayne Plaza. They united efforts to open Hair...

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On Saturday, October 8 from 10am to 4pm on Main Street in Roanoke, IN, the annual “A Renaissance in Roanoke” will be held. This Outdoor juried art fair features local and regional artists offering quality artwork, Plein Air Paint Out, children’s activities, demonstrations, entertainment with Joe Justice playing from 11-3pm, student exhibitions, culinary delights and a Fall Farmers’ Market. There is no admission charge, everyone is welcome!

An old-time wood and rope merry-go-round, built and staffed by a local Boy Scout troop, is a perennial favorite in the Younguns’ Fun area of the Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival in Huntington.

The Forks of the Wabash Pioneer Festival returns to Huntington, Indiana, for its 41st year on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25.

The festival celebrates Indiana life in the early-to mid-1800s, when Native Americans, white settlers and French traders populated the area.

Festival guests can see a blacksmith at work, tradesmen caning chairs and weaving baskets, homemakers churning butter and separating cream, and frontiersmen cooking their game over open fires.

The 1st U.S Light...

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Luers Girls Golf Team 2016

(l-r)  Junior Emily Shimer, Sophomore Caroline Rahrig, Freshman Madeleine Pape, Senior Katie Leja and Junior Lexy Turpchinoff. Not shown is Varsity golfer, Gretchen Spenn.

Bishop Luers Girls Golf team finished the SAC CONFERENCE with 6 wins and one loss in the regular season. 12 wins and 2 losses overall in the SAC, including the SAC Tournament at McMillen.

Playing the game ‘telephone’ during Windy City Player’s performance of “Sleeping Beauty” Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.

A talented cast of three Windy City Players actors entertained and performed “Sleeping Beauty” for students in grades Pre-K through 4 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. Cast members Hannah Williams, Thomas Tong, and Emily Dyer told their version of the well-known fairy tale woven with audience participation and many laughs.

“It was really funny,” said 1st grader Thomas Reichert. “They were telling jokes and being goofy.”

The performance aims to do more than entertain those in...

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Good Old Days Pie Contest - Alex Cornwell, Kent Castleman, Becky Behning

Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road included an old fashioned Apple Pie Contest as part of their annual Good Old Days Celebration.

Four winners were selected by judges Alex Cornwell, owner of The Waynedale News (pictured left) and Kent Castleman, Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Trails (pictured right). Winners were Tom Lupp 1st place; Cynthia Cornwell 2nd Place; Becky Behning (pictured) 3rd Place; and John Duke 4th Place.

Nearly $500 was raised towards the Waynedale Trails and...

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Miami Heritage Days Tour Guide Mr. Hood

On a balmy September afternoon, locals flocked by the dozens for a little fun and historical information at 5705 Bluffton Road in Waynedale.

As part of the Fort Wayne History Center’s summer-long series of events highlighting the city’s prominent place in national history.

Admission for the event was $7 for adult, $5 for seniors and youngsters ages 3-17. History Center members were given free entry.

Visitors began their afternoon watching a demonstration of cattail matting on the sturdy back...

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