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Tools in Hand
It's time to Rake

Annual Leaf Collection Began October 20
A popular tool used during the fall, is the leaf rake. The invention of the leaf rake is credited to Chester Greenwood in the 1930s. But what was Chester's most famous invention? Keep reading to find out.

No doubt, many of us will be pulling out a leaf rake this month as neighborhood leaf collection begins Monday, October 20, 2014.  The Street Department will collect leaves in two separate sweeps through each...

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Not everything about Halloween is scary! Join the fun at Owl-oween to discover the natural side of Halloween as you meet live owls and hawks, learn about where animals sleep and make crafts to take home. Guests will also get treats at each station along the way and enjoy refreshments before heading home. On Friday, State Rep. Dave Ober, will assist with releasing a Red-Tailed Hawk thanks to the efforts of Soarin' Hawk Raptor Rehabilitators.

Owl-oween is a family-friendly event to experience at...

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Induction of new members at a Lions dinner meeting. l-r Larry Martin, Alex Cornwell, District 25 B Governer Steve Hanan, Mary Pyle, PDG Nolan Kuker.

Maybe you've seen the guys in the bright yellow vests volunteering around Waynedale or have dropped off some used eye glasses to some of the collection boxes, but how much do you know about the Lions Club? Just over a year ago, I met some of the Waynedale Lions at the Waynedale Picnic, was greeted and handed a brochure. As your Waynedale Newspaper publisher, community advocate and volunteer, as well as someone who likes to think I have better than average knowledge about Waynedale, I thought...

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Vineyard-Trail

Eric and Emily Harris, owners of a beautiful 2-acre vineyard and winery near Roanoke, Indiana, along with owner Kevin Croy from Fleet Feet Running Store-Coventry Shopping Center, Fort Wayne were the gracious sponsors of the Vineyard 5K Trail race on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Emily said, "We want for everyone to have an unforgettable and enjoyable experience here at Two EEs Winery." And so the plans began back in March of 2014 to blaze a trail through 40-acres of unmarked territory on Two EEs'...

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Douglas-Wedding

Keith L. and Joy Ridenour of Waynedale, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Renee, to Mr. Bryce Edward Wayne Douglas. Parents of the groom are Steve and Linda Douglas, also of Waynedale.  The couple has set November 1, 2014 as their wedding date.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Wayne High School and a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette.  She is employed by Waynedale Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant. Her fiance is also a 2007...

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Psi Iota Xi Sorority in Ossian is sponsoring their 10TH annual Bingo night featuring prize packages donated by local businesses and Friends of Psi Iota Xi. Included this year will be retired Longaberger baskets and special "31" bags and totes. Of special interest will be a Raffle of the 2000 commemorative Founder's Market Basket with a book detailing the history of the Longaberger Basket Company. Also available as a prizes are the highly sought after John Deere Basket sponsored by Troxel...

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Home-School-Michele-Andrews

How long has homeschooling existed? Since Adam and Eve taught Cain about farming and Abel about taking care of sheep. Throughout the Bible we read of a parent's skill being handed down from one generation to the next. A shift in parental thinking began when the collective instilling of brainpower was popular among Greek's parents who could afford to send their sons, aged 7 to 13, to school to learn to read, write and memorize Homer's Iliad and The Odyssey.

Having someone more educated than...

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Top row: Bob Dove, Virgina Hambel, Maxine Ford, Mary Stair, Frank Burke, Activity Director Rachel Fox; Bottom row: Betty King, Marketing Director Camille Garrison, Joan Franklin, Barbara Armstrong, Carole Overmyer

Eleven residents of Kingston Residence ranging in age 72 to 97 years proudly completed the Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon. The race began on Thursday, June 26 at the Ash Center on Freeman Street. Over the next 12 weeks, each participant was challenged to walk an average of two miles per week. As the race concluded on Friday, September 26 at Parkview Field, each participant was to have accumulated a total of 26 miles which equals a full marathon.

Many of these Kingston residents weren't...

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Stark-cline-judeand-ted

Jude Stark grew up in Waynedale, Indiana. She attended Waynedale Elementary School and Elmhurst High School. After graduation she enrolled in the nursing program at Lutheran Hospital to fulfill her lifelong dream. Her family was proud of her ambition and enthusiasm, especially her dad. Her dream was postponed when she fell in love and married Spike Cline. Her focus changed while fulfilling duties as a housewife and mother of two, but her dream never faded.

Her dad died in 1970 of a heart...

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