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Quake Spartan Race

Cadet Jackson Pierce is currently a second year cadet at The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia. Jack is studying on a four year Army ROTC scholarship. He is a Biology major, an EMT and excels at the martial arts.

Last summer Jack traveled to Scotland with his father. While in Scotland he ran the Spartan Sprint and on the following day finished fifth, out of a field of 80, in the Spartan Super.

Cadet Pierce is the son of Elmhurst graduate, Melissa Quake S’Chevalier and...

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Powell 60th anniv2

Charles and Marvel (Bashop) Powell, Winchester Road, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on February 25, 1956 in the Third Street United Brethren (now Anchor Community Church).

The Powell’s have been blessed with four children. Sons, Gary and Tim Powell, Fort Wayne and two daughters, Cheri Vinson, Fort Wayne and Deb Smith, Angola. They are also the proud grandparents of 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. All living near the Fort Wayne area.

The family...

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Hope House Grand Opening

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House announced their ribbon-cutting ceremony for its expanded gift shop operations held on Tuesday, January 12 at Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont Road.

“Since May 2013, we have successfully partnered with Lutheran Hospital in the management of their gift shop operations as a means of financial support. In October we finalized our agreement with Dupont Hospital to manage their gift shop operations as well. All proceeds from both shops support our Home and the...

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Food For Shoes Lions Club

The Waynedale Lions Club has teamed with Waynedale Elementary, the PTA and other local organizations to buy a local child in need a pair of shoes with every adult dinner sold at an upcoming fundraiser. On Thursday, February 11 from 4-7pm the Waynedale Lions will host a fish dinner with a desert bake sale at Waynedale Elementary School (7201 Elzey Street, Fort Wayne, IN).

Jim Springer, president of the Waynedale Lions Club and lead organizer of the event, “Many parents have trouble affording...

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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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