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CHARLES & JOAN KLENKE 65th anniversary

On June 17, Charles and Joan Klenke celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. They exchanged vows at St. Paul Methodist Church in Fort Wayne.

Klenke’s have three daughters, Dianne Diehl of Huntington; Patricia (John) Norris of Roanoke; Jennifer (Mark) Christlieb of Fort Wayne and a son, Richard (deceased). Their five grandchildren are Dawn (Scott) Anders and Christopher (Amanda) Diehl both of Huntington; David (Kara) Roth of Waynesville, Missouri; James Roth of Fort Wayne; and Andrew Roth...

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Isaac Morrison stands near his inventions at Camp Invention, with his mother looking on.

From June 8 to 12, twenty-five Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students participated in Camp Invention, a day camp dedicated to fostering in children the skills necessary to become inventors.

Camp Invention is created and sponsored by the National Inventors Hall of Fame and was hosted by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. The 25 first through sixth graders spent a week using their imaginations, problem solving and using recyclable household items to create group and...

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Dick and Norma Williams have lived in Roanoke, then Waynedale for 44 years. Currently they reside in Aboite and are celebrating their 60th anniversary!

They have been longtime, dedicated readers of The Waynedale News.

Dick and Norma were married June 24, 1955 at Roanoke 1st Brethren Church. They have been blessed with two children, Pamm (Greg) Wood and Greg Williams, three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A family dinner celebrating the couple’s 60th anniversary was held at Hall’s...

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Grace Everett Bail Scholarship

Alumnus, Rick Bail, Class of 1973, has established the Philip G. Bail Sr. and Katherine D. Bail Ambassador Scholarships to honor his parents. The scholarship is awarded to a male and female junior student who possess exuberant, inclusive personalities, outstanding moral character, have demonstrated leadership in extracurricular activities (at Bishop Luers and/or in the greater Fort Wayne community) and who best exemplify demonstrated excellence in academic performance, intellectual curiosity...

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Fort Wayne Bikes

A City of Fort Wayne Community Development program provides free bike racks with installation to qualifying commercial property owners. To qualify, properties should be frequented regularly by customers or visitors, be located inside the city limits and within one-half mile of a trail.

Given that Waynedale has both trails and sidewalks coming to Bluffton Road between Lower Huntington and Winchester Road in the not too distant future, this would be an excellent opportunity for area...

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Shawn Wall, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Waynedale, is sponsoring a collection for magazines, new clothing, crossword or wordsearch puzzle books and neck pillows from June 15 to July 6, 2015 at 6110 Bluffton Road, Suite 101, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 for the benefit of our Veterans.

For more information, call Lisa Holmes, BOA at 260-747-5411. We cannot accept cash or checks of any kind at our branch.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company, provides financial services for individual investors...

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Charisse Jackson and Erika Bailey exchanging free food for acts of kindness at McDonald’s in Waynedale.

In an ad during the Super Bowl back in February, McDonald’s revealed a new initiative affording some lucky customers a new way to pay.

According to the ad, at certain times during the day, a cashier may present a customer with the option to pay for their meal with an act of “Lovin’.” In their one-minute commercial, they show several options, like complimenting a family member, dancing, fist bumping or giving a hug.

Waynedale’s McDonald’s has been presenting this option of paying too! Just...

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Applications are being accepted online for residential street trees at a lower cost to citizens and can be found at www.fortwayneparks.org. Residents may apply for a street tree which the City would plant this fall adjacent to their property, on the street right of way. The cost of the tree will be $50. The citizen-match street tree program has been offered annually for close to 20 years on a first-come, first-served basis.

Shade tree(s) will have a 2-inch diameter trunk and be from 8 to 14...

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Covington Art Fair

The Covington Art Fair will mark its 23rd consecutive year on June 27th and 28th at Covington Plaza. Show times are Saturday from 10:00 am until 5:00pm, and Sunday 11:00am until 4:00pm.

The Covington Art Fair has grown into one of the largest fine arts fairs in the region, and features artwork of local, regional and national artists. This year over 90 artists will be on hand with unique one-of-a-kind artwork from every medium. The two-day event includes live jazz music, and a number of the...

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