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Don Goss

Don Goss knew what direction he wanted to focus his life on long before most people even know what their favorite ice cream is. Those of us who know “Mister Goss” (as I always called him) have seen him as a theater and art teacher at Elmhurst High School. Goss spent 56 years teaching there and impacted the lives of more than 10,000 students. But his desire for art and theater started well before his time at Elmhurst.

By the time Goss was in the third grade, he and his classmates were already...

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Trunk or Treat

There is a popular twist on Trick or Treat aptly named “Trunk or Treat”. It is somewhat surprising when someone is unfamiliar with the term, considering it has been around since the late 1990s. Touted as a safer way to collect candy, the custom is said to have begun in Utah and has slowly spread to small towns in the Midwest and South.

The premise is that vehicles of all types gather together, typically at a church or school. They decorate the trunks of their cars, often in popular themes such...

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WUMC

Waynedale area residents will have a gathering place on Saturday, November 7 from 9am-2pm at Waynedale United Methodist Church where they can find gifts for Christmas at the many craft tables, select baked goods and cookies-by-the-box.

Customers can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and an apple dumpling or a bowl of soup and sandwich at the snack bar open 10am-1pm while visiting with friends.

Proceeds from this event support the United Methodist Women’s Pledge to Mission.

Fort 4 Fitness Kingston

Thirteen residents at Kingston Residence participated in the annual Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon this year. These folks have proven that they are ready, willing and able to go the extra mile...or 26.2 to be exact. Older adults needed to walk 26.2 miles over a period of about 12 weeks in order to complete the marathon. However, these 13 walkers far surpassed these expectations.

Barbara Armstrong, Arlene Chronister, Barbara Engelhaupt, Maxine Ford, Joan Franklin, Eileen Gerardot, Jack Griebel...

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Scoutmaster Chris Burnett, Scout Leader James Kleber, Scouts Jay Kleber, Jacob Lichtsinn, Jordan Barnsfield and John Burnett Troop #344 trail clearing crew for the Vineyard 5K Trail Race benefiting Our Turn To Serve (assisting soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Brain Trauma).

A year and a half ago, in March of 2014, plans began to take root for blazing a trail for a trail race to include running and/or walking through the woods and vineyard at Two EEs Winery.

The densely wooded property is located along Highway 24 near Roanoke and the trail begins across the parking area from the winery.

On a sunny Saturday in August, four Boy Scouts from Troop #344, out of Waynedale, and two Scout Leaders took on the task of assisting Cynthia Cornwell in clearing the trail for...

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Southwest COnservation Club History 1938

Late one chill October evening in the fall of 1936, four men sat around a glowing cannonball stove in the Roehm Garage near the Bluffton and Sandpoint Roads trading stories about hunting and discussing possibilities of improving it in the county.

Warming their feet at the stove and playing a desultory game of euchre were Ed Roehm, Cliff Clapesattle, Lloyd Bullion and Joe Putnam. Their usual game of euchre had been suffering slightly from lack of attention. They were more interested that...

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This is the first HFNEI flight comprised primarily of Korean War Veterans. Board President Bob Myer shares that on this flight, 62 of the Veterans served in the Korean War and 24 are from WWII. Two of the Veterans are women. 1,220 WWII Veterans will have been served since the group’s inaugural trip in May 2009.

Captain (Retired) Jerry Yellin is an Army Air Corps veteran who served in WWII between 1941 and 1945 as a fighter pilot in the Pacific with the 78th Fighter Squadron. He participated in...

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Bishop Luers Girls Golf 2015

Our Bishop Luers girl’s golf team had a day to talk about! All 5 girls shot a career best 18-hole score in competition!

On the same day! That’s almost unbelievable!
And McMillen was set up tough for a regulation Par 70 course, and it was extremely long. Many tees were way back at the “Tips”, which is having the tees at the very back part of the longest tees.  McMillen, though an “Executive Course”, has always played long on most holes for the par on each hole. By that I mean that there’s only 2...

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Friday, October 9
6:30 – 8 am, Lawton Park

Ditch the car and run, walk, or bike to work. If you live near downtown, join other non-car commuters at the southwest corner of Lawton Park (S. Clinton St. and 4th St.) for free coffee, bagels, and other treats as well as the chance to win great prizes from Summit City Bicycles & Fitness, Parkview Trauma Safety Store, Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot and Human Motor Works. Whether you want to cut down on pollution or just love getting the...

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