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Food for Shoes Ck Presentation

On Monday, February 22nd, The Waynedale Lions Club along with the Waynedale Business Chamber presented a check for $2612.93 to Waynedale Elementary, raised from the “Food For Shoes” fundraiser.

Photo L-R: Jordan Cornwell; WBC President, Lynn Henschen; WD Lions Club, Larry Martin; WD Lions Club, Garret Swearingen; WD Lions Club, Jim Springer; WD Lions Club President, Justin Arkkelin; WD Elem. Principal, Brenda Warren; WD Elem. Case Manager, and Katie Berkey; PTA.

For the 20th straight year, the St. Joseph Hessen Cassel annual Notre Dame Football Smoker will be taking place on Sunday, February 28, 2016. This milestone occasion has long been an off-season, must attend event, for many Fighting Irish football fans around the area.

“The Smoker”, as it is often referred to, is a gentlemen only event that provides an electric atmosphere of food, drinks, casino, and even duck races! Pay your $25 at the door, or $20 for pre-sale, and have your money ready as...

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BEULAH MATCZAK

A well-known resident of Waynedale for 40 years Beulah Matczak, has been dubbed by many as the “unofficial Mayor of Waynedale”. She is a warm and generous leader with a huge smile and infectious laugh who is dedicated to making Waynedale an inviting community in which to reside.

Beulah moved to Waynedale in 1976 when her husband transferred for employment and she loved the small town feel. After 30 years as a quality specialist with NYX Fort Wayne, formerly known as National Plastics, Beulah...

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Bowling 2016

A new national record in bowling was broken on Valentines Day. Erica Cutler and Brittney Kimmel Haneline broke the record at Thunder Bowl during the Women’s City Tournament.

Erica bowled for Northrup High School and Brittney bowled for Wayne High School.

Erica had games of 290, 300, 299 for a series of 889.

Brittney bowled games of 267, 221, 238 for a series of 726.

These games bowled on Valentines Day made their double team of 1615 a new National Record for bowling.

Congratulations to...

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The 5th annual Fort Wayne Sport Club Garage Sale Fundraiser will take place at Fort Wayne Sport Club’s own Club House, 3102 Ardmore Avenue, Fort Wayne. The proceeds from the sale will benefit capital improvement projects at the Fort Wayne Sport Club.

Please plan to come shop at the Garage Sale Fundraiser on March 20th & 21st. You may just find that treasure you’ve always been looking for. Hours of operation will be on Friday, March 11th from 9a.m. – 4p.m., and on Saturday, March 12th from...

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Bishop Luers High School received a grant recently from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Bishop Luers High School was selected from 27,924 applications for funding grants.

As part of an ongoing effort to keep books and reading a number one priority in the United States...

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Hill’s Meat Market celebrated their new store’s grand opening on February, 1 2016.  The ribbon cutting ceremony was lead by Chuck Hill (middle).

For me, there is nothing more enjoyable than spending an evening with a dear friend hashing over the past week’s activities. As she is 89 years old, and no longer drives, she is dependent on her son to help her get around, so her tales are limited and talk mostly about shopping. Now, as a healthy shopping discussion is right down my alley, we wholeheartedly agreed that buying groceries is tops. And, that there is no better place to shop than our local Hill’s Meat Market on Lower Huntington...

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This month, Mable (Kohr) Robinette celebrates her 98th birthday!

Mrs. Robinette was born on February 5, 1918. She was a first grade teacher at Waynedale Elementary for over 30 years. She taught in both the former brick Waynedale Elementary School building and the building used today.

Mrs. Robinette retired in 1980 from Fort Wayne Community Schools the same year her husband, Robert Robinette, retired from Southwest Allen County Schools where he served as a teacher and principal.

During her...

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On Friday, January 8, 2016, Indiana Physical Therapy™ presented a check to Heather’s Closet at their Brooklyn Clinic location. This lump sum of $1,600 was raised by both staff and patients over the course of only a few months through individual donations and an in-house fundraiser.

Heather’s Closet is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate young people on teen dating violence prevention in addition to relationship awareness by using a customized curriculum and specialty...

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