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Ben Forte NY Marathon

Bishop Luers students tend to set onerous goals, and through perseverance and determination, are able to not only meet their own expectations but exceed others as well. On November 1, 2015, Senior Ben Forte ran the New York City Marathon.

Ben’s inspiration for running the marathon was his mother. When Mrs. Forte was in her twenties, she began training to run a marathon, but became pregnant with Ben’s older brother, Nick and was unable to participate in the run. Ben, Nick and Mrs. Forte decided...

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WD Profile Kingstons Erin Floyd

Erin Acker Floyd states, “I’m a Waynedale girl.” Born and raised in the Lakewood Park subdivision, Erin attended Waynedale United Methodist Preschool, Maplewood Elementary, Miami Middle School followed by Wayne High School. She attended college at Indiana University and majored in Health Care Administration.

“I grew up in a medical family, many of our dining room conversations revolved around healthcare,” Erin states. Her first job in healthcare was as a file clerk at Brooklyn Medical...

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Eagle

This Valentine’s Day take your sweetheart on a trip that won’t be forgotten — to the largest documented winter eagle roost in Indiana.

Eagle watches will be offered February 13 and 14 through DNR’s Upper Wabash Interpretive Services.

Participants will meet at Salamonie Interpretive Center at 3 p.m. on both days, listen to a brief overview of Indiana’s bald eagles and then caravan to the roost.

Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars, cameras and spotting scopes if they...

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Quake Spartan Race

Cadet Jackson Pierce is currently a second year cadet at The Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in Lexington, Virginia. Jack is studying on a four year Army ROTC scholarship. He is a Biology major, an EMT and excels at the martial arts.

Last summer Jack traveled to Scotland with his father. While in Scotland he ran the Spartan Sprint and on the following day finished fifth, out of a field of 80, in the Spartan Super.

Cadet Pierce is the son of Elmhurst graduate, Melissa Quake S’Chevalier and...

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Powell 60th anniv2

Charles and Marvel (Bashop) Powell, Winchester Road, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married on February 25, 1956 in the Third Street United Brethren (now Anchor Community Church).

The Powell’s have been blessed with four children. Sons, Gary and Tim Powell, Fort Wayne and two daughters, Cheri Vinson, Fort Wayne and Deb Smith, Angola. They are also the proud grandparents of 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. All living near the Fort Wayne area.

The family...

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Hope House Grand Opening

Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House announced their ribbon-cutting ceremony for its expanded gift shop operations held on Tuesday, January 12 at Dupont Hospital, 2520 E. Dupont Road.

“Since May 2013, we have successfully partnered with Lutheran Hospital in the management of their gift shop operations as a means of financial support. In October we finalized our agreement with Dupont Hospital to manage their gift shop operations as well. All proceeds from both shops support our Home and the...

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Food For Shoes Lions Club

The Waynedale Lions Club has teamed with Waynedale Elementary, the PTA and other local organizations to buy a local child in need a pair of shoes with every adult dinner sold at an upcoming fundraiser. On Thursday, February 11 from 4-7pm the Waynedale Lions will host a fish dinner with a desert bake sale at Waynedale Elementary School (7201 Elzey Street, Fort Wayne, IN).

Jim Springer, president of the Waynedale Lions Club and lead organizer of the event, “Many parents have trouble affording...

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Steven Thurber

Steven D. Thurber, 26, a 6’1” guard, signed with the Indiana Dream, a semi-pro basketball team located in Muncie, Indiana. Steven will be the starting guard for the 2016 Dream. Steven’s fiancée, Selina and his 3 children, Tori, 5; Tina, 2; and Steven Jr., 9 months, mean so much to him. Steven says, “I have it all...basketball and family, I couldn’t ask for more.”

Born and raised in Waynedale, Steven played basketball at Indian Village Elementary School, Kekionga Middle School, Elmhurst and...

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WD HOLIDAY CONTEST HAIR AFFAIR

The Waynedale Community Improvement Team is pleased to announce the winners of the first Waynedale Holiday Decorating Contest.

Hair Affair on Bluffton Road won both the Best Overall and Best Exterior Décor categories. Wings Etc., also located on Bluffton Road, won the Best Interior Décor classification.

Thanks to all the other local businesses who participated: 1st Source Bank; American Legion Post #241; Bandido’s; Big C’s Discount Store; Elwood’s Appliance; Englewood Health & Rehab...

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