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Red Nose Day Walgreens

Red Nose Day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom for more than 25 years and encourages people to do red noses and have a good laugh for a good cause. As the starting point for the "first" Red Nose Day in the United States, Walgreens raised funds for the Red Nose Day Fund, which supported non-profit organizations that helps lift children and young people out of poverty in the U.S. and overseas.

As the exclusive retail partner for Red Nose Day, Walgreens made getting involved in this...

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grads in waynedale

Ellen Robbins
Mark and Janice Robbins
Future Plans:
Ellen plans to attend the University of Saint Francis to study Biology.

Erik Woehnker
Greg and Wendy Woehnker
Future Plans:
Erik plans to study at Purdue University and earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Danielle Jordan Scheeringa
Dan and Amy Scheeringa
Future Plans:
Plans to attend Ball State University College of Architecture and...

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Waynedale Memorial Day Parade

Judy Fry is a Waynedale fixture if you ask the bartender at American Legion Post #241 on Bluffton Road. It was last Friday when she sat down for a cold beer after a day's worth of yard work. But, it wasn't just the cold drink that brought her to the Legion, it was the load of American flags she had in the trunk of her car. When Fry used to work at Umber's Hardware she was the cashier who would ring up customers buying the celebrated star spangled banners in all different sizes. Fry grew up in a...

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Honor Flight 4 22 2015

The group's inaugural trip was held in May 2009. Flight #16 celebrated the 1,000th WWII Veteran making the trip to Washington compliments of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. Of the 70 Veterans on this flight, 34 of them were over the age of 90 and 68 are WWII Veterans. This number includes two women; one who had the honor of being the oldest Veteran to have gone on a Northeast Indiana Honor Flight. She served in the nurse corps in England and will turn 102 years old on June 14th. Four of the...

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USF Coach Jason Ridge

Jason Ridge has been named the new University of Saint Francis women's basketball coach by USF Athletic Director Mike McCaffrey.

"I am very pleased to announce the selection of Jason Ridge as our next women's basketball coach," McCaffrey said. "During this process it became clear to our entire search committee who was the right fit for our university, and for our women's basketball program at this time. Jason is a man of high integrity, character and has shown an ability to guide young...

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Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) recently congratulated Logan Ormsby of Fort Wayne on his acceptance into the United States Air Force Academy. Coats nominated Ormsby, a senior at Homestead High School, for an appointment to Colorado Springs.

"There is no higher calling for an American citizen than to wear the uniform of the United States Armed Forces," said Coats. "I congratulate Logan on this distinguished honor and believe his talents and abilities will make him an outstanding cadet. I look...

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Canal Days LOGO

We welcome you to the 2015 New Haven Canal Days Festival! Canal Days is our community's premier homecoming event, when we welcome all current and former residents and guests from all over the tri-state area for a week filled with camaraderie and family-friendly fun.

The theme for the 2015 festival is "City of Neighbors". We would like to welcome each and every one of New Haven's 14,790 neighbors to the festival in 2015!

The NHCD Festival Committee, consists of a team of dedicated volunteers...

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The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority conducted a full-scale emergency preparedness drill at Fort Wayne International Airport (FWA) on Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The airport authority advises members of the public that emergency vehicles and other equipment staged a simulation of an aircraft accident and will not be associated with an actual emergency situation.

The airport authority's public safety department developed a scenario of an aircraft landing short of...

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Sandy Ayers, Pathfinder Community Connection and Jermaine Jackson, client.

Pathfinder's comm-unity development office currently has money available for qualified individuals through a program run by the state's Housing and Community Development Authority.

If you live in Indiana and meet the criteria for the grant money based on household size and taxable income, you could receive up to $3,600 dollars over the next four years. It is called the Individual Development Account (IDA) program. Funds received through the program can pay for a down payment, inspections, or...

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