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Steven Thurber

Steven D. Thurber, 26, a 6’1” guard, signed with the Indiana Dream, a semi-pro basketball team located in Muncie, Indiana. Steven will be the starting guard for the 2016 Dream. Steven’s fiancée, Selina and his 3 children, Tori, 5; Tina, 2; and Steven Jr., 9 months, mean so much to him. Steven says, “I have it all...basketball and family, I couldn’t ask for more.”

Born and raised in Waynedale, Steven played basketball at Indian Village Elementary School, Kekionga Middle School, Elmhurst and...

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WD HOLIDAY CONTEST HAIR AFFAIR

The Waynedale Community Improvement Team is pleased to announce the winners of the first Waynedale Holiday Decorating Contest.

Hair Affair on Bluffton Road won both the Best Overall and Best Exterior Décor categories. Wings Etc., also located on Bluffton Road, won the Best Interior Décor classification.

Thanks to all the other local businesses who participated: 1st Source Bank; American Legion Post #241; Bandido’s; Big C’s Discount Store; Elwood’s Appliance; Englewood Health & Rehab...

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IU Student Speaks

On January 7, Indiana University senior Amy Krach spoke to Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School’s 5th to 8th graders. Amy Krach spoke about the high number of people in developing countries who work long hours for low wages, are often unjustly treated, and that children are also forced to work. Krach spoke of a principle of Catholic social teaching that teaches that the economy should serve the people, not the other way around. Krach said there is a real need for responsible business...

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It opened as the Clyde Theatre. This was a single-screen theatre and was named by its owner Helen Quimby. Helen named it after her late husband, Clyde Quimby. The Clyde Theatre was built April 19, 1951.

The support for revitalizing the downtown and river districts in Fort Wayne has finally overflowed to Quimby Village. Some of my greatest childhood memories are filled with adventures there. My first movie experience took place in the Clyde Theater. Dad took the whole family to see “How The West Was Won” in 1962, starring John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, Debbie Reynolds and Henry Fonda. Seeing that amazing theater empty for so many years breaks my heart. But now hope is returning to the Village and...

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New Year’s resolutions usually last about as long as the batteries in our children’s Christmas toys. So why do we even make them in the first place? I know I am sincere when I resolve to lose weight or be nicer to my “no good, rotten, selfish co-worker”. But something ALWAYS tempts me, like a free second piece of cherry cheesecake or a chance to belittle and gossip about my co-worker when he leaves the room. I feel bad about it for a while but usually arrive at the conclusion that since the...

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Richard and Kathleen Blauvelt

Richard and Kathleen Blauvelt were married November 29, 1945, and have resided in Fort Wayne for the past 70 years.

The Blauvelts have six children: Beverly Moran, Naperville, Illinois; William, South Bend; Robert, Denver, Colorado; James, Kokomo; Margaret Echrich, Fort Wayne; and Richard, Greenwood.

Richard and Kathleen met at a USO dance in Hot Springs, Arkansas, while Richard was serving in the Army in 1944.
They raised six children in Fort Wayne and enjoy time with 21 grandchildren and 30...

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Brown 50th Anniversary - Barbara and John Brown

Barbara and John Brown celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married December 3, 1965 at Waynedale United Methodist Church and were blessed with three sons: Eric, Jason, and Todd. Now enjoying four grandchildren, the couple celebrated with a family dinner December 11th at Main Street Bistro in Fort Wayne.

Larry and Sharon Elam

Larry and Sharon Elam are celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on December 17, 1960.

The Elam’s have been blessed with 3 children; Kelli, Randal and Candace. And, they have 2 grandchildren; Larson and Shea.
They plan to celebrate by taking a trip to Riviera Maya in Mexico.

(L-R) St. Elizabeth Ann Seton First grade teachers Jessica Patton and Julie Peters, Anne Koehl of the Women’s Care Center, and Assistant Principal Greg Slee with check donation from making and selling cookies.

From December 7 to 10, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School first graders and their parents made and sold cookies for 25 cents each at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. On December 11, after the school Mass, first grade teacher Mrs. Julie Peters announced that the “Goodies for God” sale had made a total of $1,006 to be donated to the Women’s Care Center.

Mrs. Peters invited all of the first graders, who each held small bowls of quarters, to come up and pour their quarters into a...

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