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Update as of noon, June 17: The St. Marys River continues a slow rise and with rain in the forecast City crews will continue monitoring and working in neighborhoods with high water.

· Sand remains available to residents who need to take it to protect their property.  The sand and empty bags are available but residents will need a shovel to fill the bags. Sand is located at Portage Middle School, 3521 Taylor Street, and at the Southwest Conservation Club, 5703 Bluffton Road.

· Crews completed...

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Kindergarten A Z book

Students in Ms. Winebrenner's kindergarten class at Waynedale Elementary recently published a book titled "Kindergarten A to Z" with the help from their Study Connection tutor, Angela Hudson of Studio A Design. This book was written for in-coming kindergartners about things they might want to know about kindergarten. The students were the authors and illustrators of the book. Their tutor, who is a designer by profession, simply laid the book out for them and provided the cover art. The books...

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Rib Fest 2015

The 18th annual BBQ Ribfest commences on Thursday, June 18 thru Sunday, June 21 at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne. Hours are 11AM to 12:30AM. The event is presented by Blackburn & Green and Fort Wayne Kia.

Ribfest is an all-ages event but under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Go to www.bbqribfest.com for band line-ups and additional information.

The event is free until 5:30p Thursday thru Saturday and then a nominal cover for 14 and older. $6 adults, $5 seniors, $4 students...

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Waynedale Picnic logo

The Waynedale Community Picnic Committee is gearing up for the 13th annual Waynedale Community Picnic on August 22, 2015 from 10am - 3pm. The picnic is a long-standing tradition in the community that boasts over 1,500 attendees each year. The picnic, held at Waynedale Park, is FREE to the public and would not be possible without sponsors and donors such as you!

There are a number of various sponsorship levels in which you or your company could lend a hand for the annual picnic. We currently...

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Aviation Scholarship awarded to Luers student

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority and the Greater Fort Wayne Aviation Museum are proud to announce the 2015 Jim Kelley Memorial Scholarship recipients: Nathaniel Roe of Angola High School and Zane Csuhta of Bishop Luers High School. Both winners will receive a $1,500 scholarship to pursue a career in an aviation-related field.

The Jim Kelley Memorial Scholarship was created in 2006 in memory of Jim Kelley, a local entrepreneur and champion of aviation in Northeast Indiana. The...

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Red Nose Day Walgreens

Red Nose Day has been celebrated in the United Kingdom for more than 25 years and encourages people to do red noses and have a good laugh for a good cause. As the starting point for the "first" Red Nose Day in the United States, Walgreens raised funds for the Red Nose Day Fund, which supported non-profit organizations that helps lift children and young people out of poverty in the U.S. and overseas.

As the exclusive retail partner for Red Nose Day, Walgreens made getting involved in this...

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grads in waynedale

Ellen Robbins
Mark and Janice Robbins
Future Plans:
Ellen plans to attend the University of Saint Francis to study Biology.

Erik Woehnker
Greg and Wendy Woehnker
Future Plans:
Erik plans to study at Purdue University and earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Danielle Jordan Scheeringa
Dan and Amy Scheeringa
Future Plans:
Plans to attend Ball State University College of Architecture and...

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Waynedale Memorial Day Parade

Judy Fry is a Waynedale fixture if you ask the bartender at American Legion Post #241 on Bluffton Road. It was last Friday when she sat down for a cold beer after a day's worth of yard work. But, it wasn't just the cold drink that brought her to the Legion, it was the load of American flags she had in the trunk of her car. When Fry used to work at Umber's Hardware she was the cashier who would ring up customers buying the celebrated star spangled banners in all different sizes. Fry grew up in a...

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Honor Flight 4 22 2015

The group's inaugural trip was held in May 2009. Flight #16 celebrated the 1,000th WWII Veteran making the trip to Washington compliments of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. Of the 70 Veterans on this flight, 34 of them were over the age of 90 and 68 are WWII Veterans. This number includes two women; one who had the honor of being the oldest Veteran to have gone on a Northeast Indiana Honor Flight. She served in the nurse corps in England and will turn 102 years old on June 14th. Four of the...

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