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Dennis E. Hensley, Ph.D.

I always thought I would become a lawyer. I imagined myself engaging in courtroom debates, facing off against district attorneys who had no chance of putting my (innocent) clients behind bars. My imagination saw me standing in front of a jury of twelve people, winning each case through the dramatic use of hand gestures, voice modulation, clever repartee, and demonstrative body language. It would be great fun and highly profitable. Yes, yes, move over Perry Mason. Dennis E. Hensley was on his...

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civil war reenactors honored

State Representative Matt Lehman (R-Berne) authored a House Resolution honoring Civil War reenactors for their efforts to keep Indiana's heritage of bravery alive. The resolution passed the House unanimously.

"Reenactors are living historians, giving history a fuller meaning for new generations of Hoosiers," said Rep. Lehman. "Reenactment is a great way to remember and honor those who gave the last full measure of devotion so that we can enjoy our freedoms."

Through both reenactments and...

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IN Mayflower Society

Local Women descendants of William Brewster attend premier of Pilgrims Home documentary film by producer Jane Williams
On April 18, 2015 two local women, Gail Keuneke, and Benita Steyer, who are members of the Mary Penrose Wayne Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, joined the Indiana General Society of Mayflower Descendants and attended a special 'Director's Cut' screening of the film "In Search of Scrooby Manor" by film producer and director Jane Williams of Great Britain...

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(L-R) Roger Reese (Associated Churches), Jim Springer (Waynedale Lions Club), Betty Stewart (Elks Club), Wayne Stewart (Elks Club), Lynn Henschen (Waynedale Lions Club), Steve Staley (Associated Churches).

On April 16, with empty food shelves surrounding the ceremony, the Waynedale Lions Club and Fort Wayne Order of Elks presented a check for $2,000 to the Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County. The much needed gift not only assists the 35,000 families Associated Churches supplies food to each year, but also serves to show service club partnership in the Fort Wayne area. The collaboration came at one of the best times of the year, as there was a low food contribution rate over the...

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Settlers, Inc. Plant Sale
1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.
May 1
10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.

May 2
8 a.m. — noon
1424 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Follow signs to the outside basement entrance of the house

Greetings from the Settlers,
Mark your calendar for May 1, and pass the word on to your friends, too.

The Historic 1844 Swinney Homestead will be open free to the public for walk through tours. There will be complimentary punch and cookies in the dining room, a Bake Sale in the kitchen, and the upstairs Gift Shoppe will...

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Baer Field Speedway Grand Reopening

Opening Night set for Saturday, April 11th

Baer Field Speedway and new Co-Promoters / General Managers, Dave & Jody Muzzillo have put all their time and effort into the revitalization of the historic Summit City speed plant since the announcement of them taking over control of operations of the speedway. Now all of that hard work is about to come to be rewarded starting with the Grand Reopening/Opening Night 2015 at Baer Field Speedway on Saturday, April 11th.

The Fort Wayne Transmission...

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Get your bike tires pumped and ready to go! By the end of June, the residents of Waynedale should be able to connect to the St. Mary's Pathway via a new ramp being constructed as part of the roadwork being done by Brooks Construction on Lower Huntington Road.

According to Brian Kiess, Project Coordinator for the City of Fort Wayne "Plans to repair the deteriorated pavement from Airport Expressway to just west of Winchester Road will be more patching type work. Just west of Winchester and...

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Nine Mile Resturant - Taste Of Waynedale

Kingston Residence sponsored their 7th Annual Taste of Waynedale on Tuesday, March 24th. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church on Reservation Drive again proved to be the perfect setting for a new record-setting 700 people to enjoy a variety of foods from 24 restaurants and businesses. The annual event this year was held to benefit two great charities, Community Harvest Food Bank and Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.

"This was definitely our biggest and best Taste of Waynedale thus far", stated Camille...

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Easter In Waynedale 2015

Easter In Waynedale was held on the chilly morning of Saturday, March 28 at The Southwest Conservation Club. Despite the upper 30 degree weather, over 100 families joined in the festivities. The event was organized by the Waynedale Community Improvement Team and sponsored by many generous local businesses. Easter In Waynedale featured an Easter egg hunt, meet and greet with local mascots, photos with the Easter bunny and a raffle fundraiser.

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