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Monday the Honorable Mayor Henry, Fire Chief Lahey and members of the FWFD kicked off the 2014 MDA "Fill the Boot" campaign.

Beginning Thursday, August 21, FWFD crews throughout the city positioned themselves at high traffic intersections and collect monetary donations from cars stopped at traffic lights.

"Every year during the 'Fill the Boot' we are humbled by the support the community gives us during this campaign. In 2013, the Fort Wayne Firefighters collected a record breaking $98,045.64...



The Staff and Residents of Kingston Residence of Fort Wayne collected supplies for local Waynedale Elementary Schools. The residents pictured here all played an important part of the education system in their careers; whether as a principal, teacher or custodian.

Pictured are Back row (L – R): T Long, Jessie Fern Woodward, Archie James, Miriam Goodhew, Maxine Ford, Janet Weber. Seated (L – R): Helen Blackledge and Joan Gotschall

On Labor Day weekend, up to 800 tandem bicycle riders from 26 states and Ontario will gather in downtown Fort Wayne for the 2014 Midwest Tandem Rally hosted by HOOTs (Hoosiers Out On Tandems).

"A vibrant downtown, easy access to rural routes and the Greenway Trail system coupled with Fort Wayne's recognition as a "Bicycle Friendly" community  status make this a great venue for the rally," said organizer and volunteer Kent Ellis.

The Midwest Tandem Rally began in 1976 and has become a Labor Day...


"The Good Shepherd", a bronze sculpture created by esteemed local artist Hector Garcia was unveiled and dedicated on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior St., Fort Wayne).

Garcia recently donated the piece, which depicts Jesus with a staff and a lamb. The piece will be mounted in the Mission's front entry to greet residents and guests as they arrive.

"We are beyond honored that Mr. Garcia has chosen our ministry to receive this beautiful, one of a kind...


The Waynedale Church of the Nazarene began meeting in 1939 in a house located at 6902 Bradbury Avenue, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Rev. V. L McSherry served as its pastor in Waynedale. Raymond Fairfield, Floyd Hapner and DeWitt Kiester were elected trustees at the first meeting held on September 3, 1939. Loree Pickard served as church secretary.

Early church records list the following as charter member: Raymond and Millie Fairfield, Floyd and Edith Hapner, DeWitte, Rose and Evelyn Kiester and Mrs...



Billed as An Evening of Cool Jazz and Smooth Standards, "PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ FOR RILEY," features popular vocalist Shannon Persinger backed by The Eric Clancy Trio. The concert, scheduled for Friday, September 26th at Roanoke's Cottage Event Center, is a fundraiser for Riley Hospital for children.

Singer Shannon Persinger regularly performs Jazz at Fort Wayne's Club Soda. She is well known to Northeast Indiana audiences as one half of the duo SHADE N SHANNON, with whom she performs at many...



On August 11th a generous young man donated two large boxes of books to the Waynedale Elementary School. Gerald Martin IV, eleven years old was moving to Titusville, FL and wanted to share the books, many new, with other children.

Gerald's grandmother, Linda Shelton, and his aunt, Brittany Vollen, took the books to the school. The ladies in the office of Waynedale Elementary were more than happy to accept such a wonderful gift for their library.

Gerald had several series he had bought; Diary...


A fun-filled family-friendly weekend featuring Helicopter Rides, a carnival, FREE live concerts and entertainment; pie-eating contest, fun contests and games, and great food.

Highlights for Thursday, Sept. 4th
5-9 p.m. Carnival
6 p.m. Food Alley Opens, Pet Parade
6:30 p.m. Pie-eating contest
7 p.m. FREE live starring Summerland, and Union.

Highlights for Friday, Sept. 5th
6 to 11 p.m. Helicopter Rides, Roanoke Park (fee)
6 p.m. Carnival opens
6 to 11 p.m. Wheelie Machine, Roanoke Park (fee)
6:10 p.m...


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