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Local farmer Andrew Wyss has directed a $2,500 donation to the St. Aloysius Catholic School. Funded by America's Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the school purchase a license for an online math practice and assessment program.

Thanks to the support of farmers across the country, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states.

When asked why he chose the organization, Wyss said, "Our family has attended the school for five generations...

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National Nurses Week is celebrated annually beginning May 6 through May 12th. The 6th is also known as National Nurses Day, and the 12th is the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The Nightingale Pledge is a traditional pledge that was taken by new nurses. Named after Florence Nightingale, it was composed by a committee chaired by Lystra Gretter, an instructor of nursing at the old Harper Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, and was first used by its graduating class in...

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Jim Springer (L) and Lynn Henschen (R) of the Waynedale Lions Club proudly display thier recently collected 608 pairs of eyeglasses.

Do you have an old pair of eyeglasses lying around...broken, out-dated prescription or just not the style you like? Don't throw them out! Instead donate them to your local Lions Club here in Waynedale and the surrounding area. The Club has several locations where you can simply drop them in a donation box and Lions Club volunteers will take it from there.

Your glasses are a blessing to those who cannot afford a pair. In some countries, a person would have to work 3 months to be able to afford...

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Other than the Sound of Music, the Wizard of Oz is probably one the most delightful musicals of all times. Led by theatre director Karlene Krouse and a cast of 100 members, the audience was swept away to Kansas and beyond the rainbow. The musical ran on Friday evening, May 2 along with afternoon and evening performances on Saturday, May 3 at Bishop Luers High School.

The entire cast did a great job of bringing that Kansas accent to Indiana.

Kaitlyn Andorfer shined in her role of Dorothy Gale...

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From left to right:  Mike Shuler (241 S.A.L. Commander), Diana West (241 Aux. President), Al White (Nappanee Legion Commander), Markus Trouerbach (President & founder of H.W.W.P.), Joel, Sarah, & SPC Matthew Moeller, Dave Stephens, & Ken Holloway (241 Legion Commander).

The American Legion Post #241 at 7605 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne will be the Host and Sponsor of the SPC Matthew Moeller Home Construction Fundraiser/Auction. This program will be put on by the H.W.W.P. (Homes for Wounded Warriors Program) and the American Legion Post #241.

The H.W.W.P. is an organization that is dedicated to providing a new or remodeled mortgage free home to Post 9/11 seriously wounded veterans so that they can improve their quality of life and focus on rehabilitation. This...

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On May 31 nearly 100 Indiana scientists—experts in fields ranging from mammals to mussels—will converge on Eagle Marsh, Little River Wetlands Project's nature preserve in southwest Fort Wayne, to conduct a BioBlitz. Members of the Indiana Academy of Science, the scientists will make a 24-hour effort to identify and count all possible species of plants, birds and other wildlife at the preserve. The Academy chose Eagle Marsh from among many Indiana sites for this event.

"Several free...

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St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School and its Home and School Association (HASA) sponsored a Fine Arts Night on April 23 at the St. Elizabeth campus. Artwork from each student, preschool to 8th grade, was displayed in the school hallways and in the entrance of the school.

Visitors also visited the Parish Activity Center to hear some live performances by St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth School guitar students, band students and junior high students singing songs.

HASA is a school organization led by school...

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Military families from across Indiana are invited to participate in the Annual Indiana Blue Star Salute on Saturday, June 21 from 10-2 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville. This event honors the sacrifices made by family members of those serving on Active Duty and in the Reserve and National Guard. Admission and parking are free and the event is open to the public.

Indiana has a rich legacy of military service and honoring our veterans when they return. Serving alongside our...

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On Friday, May 9th "Nana" will deliver 32 blankets to Juslin Study School for Mrs. Hoover's preschool class. This will be the fourth preschool and one daycare. We will then start our summer project, making children's blankets for delivery in the fall. We would like to take this time to thank our sponsors, Southside Optimists Club, Beacon Credit Union, The Waynedale News, JW Signs, A to Z Embroidery, and to all friends who donated fabric and monetary gifts. If you would like to give to this...

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