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Bees Fort Wayne Local Honey

Did you know that 16oz of honey requires 1,152 bees to travel 112,000 miles and visit 4.5 million flowers? Honeybees are often regarded as the hardest working animals on the planet. We depend on bees to not only produce honey but to do the majority of the pollination that plants require to grow the high yields of our food that we're used to. But what if the honeybees didn't exist? Even with all of the science that goes into growing crops, without bees plants would produce smaller fruit and in...

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Legion Post 241 Honor Flight

As American Legion posts nationwide see a decline in members and relevance, Waynedale Post #241 continues to thrive and remains one of the most prosperous legion halls in the Northeast Indiana District. According to the American Legion website, legion.org, there are more than 2-million members belonging to more than 14,000 legion posts worldwide. The Legion began in 1919 with a congressional charter to serve returning veterans.

"The Legion is a haven for veterans, but it also serves...

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Baker jason

Nearly 300 young people and 200 to 300 coaches will participate this year in the seventh annual Pro Football Mini Camp organized by Fort Wayne native and veteran NFL punter Jason Baker.

The camp for 6th, 7th and 8th-grade boys will be held Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3 at Wayne High School. This character building camp will feature instruction by some of the region's top high school coaches, and conclude with a non-contact NFL Flag tournament. The young football players will also...

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BLHS Golf Team

At Whispering Creek Golf Club in New Haven with a team score of 312, this is the first golf tournament win for the Luers boys in the past 10-15 years.

Junior Ben Reuille shot a career low even par 72 round, which included 6 birdies, to take Medalist honors. Luers top golfer Conner Nix fired a 73 for the second best score of the day. Caleb Kroft also had a top 5 finish with a solid 80, giving Luers 3 of the top 5 scores of the day. Andy Mauch's 87 rounded out the Bishop Luers total, which beat...

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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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