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Indiana National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, is pleased to announce the selection of Col. Patrick R. Renwick as the 122nd Fighter Wing commander effective September 13.

Renwick succeeds Col. David Augustine who has commanded the more than 1,000 airmen of the 122nd Blacksnakes, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, since January 2011.

Renwick, a Marshall, Illinois resident, currently serves as the vice commander of the 181st Intelligence Wing, headquartered in Terre...

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Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, will be the annual keynote speaker at the 2014 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture. This year's lecture will be held in the Lower Level Theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, on Friday, September 26 at 7PM. Foner's lecture is entitled "The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln".

Dr. Foner earned a PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The...

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Our 12th annual Waynedale "Picnic in the Park" was a great success again this year. The rain did not keep us away to prepare and held off for the day. Starting at 10 am the sign-up booth was ready to sign everyone up for door prizes. Those that sign up were qualified for free door prizes donated and bought for all ages. The muddy areas hindered us some but fortunately the kids did not mind at all and though some of the areas got a little slippery we fortunately had no problems.

Children's...

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A chili cook-off to benefit the Allen County SPCA will be held at Lucky Harley Davidson, 6315 Illinois Road (at I-69) in Fort Wayne on Saturday, September 27 from noon – 3:00 p.m.

The chili challenge will feature chili ranging from mild to wild prepared by individuals, firehouses, community groups and teams from the Chili Appreciation Society International (CASI). Chili fans will be sampling their wares and casting their votes to decide who has the "best doggone chili".

In addition to the...

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Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana has been awarded a $5,000 grant by Ameriprise Financial to support Feeding Seniors Hunger-Relief Initiative. This Initiative's programs serve low-income senior citizens by helping to keep food insecurity off the list of worries for needy seniors.

Community Harvest was recommended for the grant by Reimbold & Anderson, A financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Fort Wayne. Ameriprise selected Community Harvest for...

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Saint Mark Lutheran Church is hosting their fourth non-denominational women's retreat on October 18, 2014. Women get the experience of Bible Study with women of all ages. The retreat is a one-day event. We enjoy a light breakfast and begin our sessions at 9am and end by 4pm. We have a wonderful lunch around noon. We create a gift for others as our service project to the community. It is a joy to get together with other women to relax, sing, share and learn more about God.

This year our theme...

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My street ministry "Street Reach for the Homeless" began during the winter of 2011 as I saw a group of people, men and women, living on the streets of Fort Wayne, Indiana, who fell between the cracks and stepped forward after the 2011 Point in Time Homeless Count. To have looked into the eyes of a homeless gent as I helped remove gloves nearly frozen to his fingers...to have seen the despair...the loneliness...the fear... and then walked away, turning my back, would have been wrong and simply...

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Volunteer Susie Brown loading her deliveries at St. Joseph Hospital. She uses her own coolers, because her last stop is close to her home.

Understanding Homebound Meals (HBM) is simplicity itself. "When we explain who we are, it's easy for us to just say Homebound Meals On Wheels because you instantly get a picture of what we do," describes Executive Director Barb Umber.

"If you've been around [the elderly] at all, or even low functioning adults, cooking is a real challenge. It's just my husband and I, and we don't want to do it.

Well, what happens when I'm physically unable to cook?" explains Umber. "We don't have age...

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My husband, our 6-year-old son, Isaac, and I left Gettysburg early in the morning and we were off to Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, another key battle site during the Civil War and the spot of the bloodiest one day battle in American history. This time we didn't hire a guide, but instead purchased a guided audio tour in the gift shop. We enjoyed this method of touring just as much, if not more, than with the personal guide. We were able to pause, rewind, and listen again at each...

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