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This summer marks the inaugural year for the St. Therese Summer Clubhouse in Waynedale. The St. Therese Summer Clubhouse joins 5 other Clubhouse sites that seek to provide inexpensive summer programming to the youth of Fort Wayne.

The Clubhouse programs are funded in part by Foellinger Foundation and conducted by Taylor University.

For only $10, students will have the opportunity to participate in language arts, math, science, social studies/relationship skills, music, art, and gym each day...

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Doc saw Dewey the other day, supervising as Windy Wilson unloaded a dump truck of manure into a huge bin on a vacant lot.

"I'll go persecute some more, Dewey," Windy said, and drove off toward the feedlot.

Well, Doc had to ask.

"It's simple, Doc," said Dewey, the pharaoh of fertilizer. "We needed more product, and the feedlot needed a lot more cleaning, so the company bought that dump truck and a skip loader and Windy's driving it for me."

Dewey Decker can't handle machinery. We all know...

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FRANTZ serving on USS Ronald Reagan

A 2012 Snyder High School graduate and Fort Wayne, Indiana native is serving on one of the world's largest warships, the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan.

Seaman Lovely Frantz is a yeoman aboard the San Diego-based ship, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered aircraft carrier and one of only ten operational aircraft carriers in the Navy today.

"I am basically a secretary. I am responsible for administrative paperwork for the whole ship," said Frantz.

Named in honor of former President...

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Two years ago the Fort Wayne Elks #155 was informed that it could obtain a matching grant of $2,000 from the Elks National Foundation if it could raise $2,000 for a local charitable need. At that same time the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County had run out of money and was unable to adequately serve the area needy. As the Elks had undergone a drop in membership, as have most service organizations, they did not have enough in their charitable fund to make such a donation to...

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Baer Field hutson

After a weekend off due to Mother Nature, the New Baer Field Speedway was back in action over the afternoon of Saturday, May 2nd as the Fort Wayne Transmission 'Hot 5' Weekly Racing Series divisions were back on the track. The quest for the 2015 Track Championships continued on a bright and sunny afternoon in Fort Wayne, Indiana and the fast 3/8s (0.375) mile semi-banked paved oval was chalk full of exciting racing action in front of a rambunctious crowd on hand throughout the day.

The first...

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Bees Fort Wayne Local Honey

Did you know that 16oz of honey requires 1,152 bees to travel 112,000 miles and visit 4.5 million flowers? Honeybees are often regarded as the hardest working animals on the planet. We depend on bees to not only produce honey but to do the majority of the pollination that plants require to grow the high yields of our food that we're used to. But what if the honeybees didn't exist? Even with all of the science that goes into growing crops, without bees plants would produce smaller fruit and in...

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Legion Post 241 Honor Flight

As American Legion posts nationwide see a decline in members and relevance, Waynedale Post #241 continues to thrive and remains one of the most prosperous legion halls in the Northeast Indiana District. According to the American Legion website, legion.org, there are more than 2-million members belonging to more than 14,000 legion posts worldwide. The Legion began in 1919 with a congressional charter to serve returning veterans.

"The Legion is a haven for veterans, but it also serves...

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Baker jason

Nearly 300 young people and 200 to 300 coaches will participate this year in the seventh annual Pro Football Mini Camp organized by Fort Wayne native and veteran NFL punter Jason Baker.

The camp for 6th, 7th and 8th-grade boys will be held Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 at Wayne High School. This character building camp will feature instruction by some of the region's top high school coaches, and conclude with a non-contact NFL Flag tournament. The young football players will also...

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BLHS Golf Team

At Whispering Creek Golf Club in New Haven with a team score of 312, this is the first golf tournament win for the Luers boys in the past 10-15 years.

Junior Ben Reuille shot a career low even par 72 round, which included 6 birdies, to take Medalist honors. Luers top golfer Conner Nix fired a 73 for the second best score of the day. Caleb Kroft also had a top 5 finish with a solid 80, giving Luers 3 of the top 5 scores of the day. Andy Mauch's 87 rounded out the Bishop Luers total, which beat...

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