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When a major two-volume history of Allen County was due to come off the presses, the first of its kind in almost a century, Donn P. Werling, executive director of the Allen County-Fort Wayne Historical Society, decided to put his feelings to music.

The result was a joyous musical production that he describes as "a journey of the heart into the heritage of this place we call home."

Allen County sINg is the fourth musicale written by Dr. Werling. He used ballads written over the last decades as...

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Kelley Renz has always wanted kids to realize how accessible God is.

 

"Kids are taught our formal prayers and I think they get the idea that you can only come to God with 'big' concerns – peace in the world, healing for this person who is sick, vocations. What we've forgotten to teach them is that God is concerned with their everyday things – friends, growing pains, not feeling as good as, picking on others."

This is what motivated Kelley to write God Listens to Our Children: Kids' Prayers...

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Whatever else those early days meant for the Pilgrims of Plymouth Rock, it meant learning to relate across vast cultural and linguistic divides.  Sure they had been used to dealing with people not like themselves.  They had already left England and spent time in the Netherlands trying to find some religious freedom.  But the difference between Holland and England was negligible compared to what they would find in the New World.  There they would come into contact with a...

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"Jewed, screwed and tattooed" was a phrase often used when we were growing up in Waynedale. I'm not sure exactly what that meant but it was anything but positive. In fact, back in the 50s, anything to do with tattooing had negative connotations. Tattooing was for sailors, bikers and prison inmates. Now, 50 years later, tattooing has taken on a whole new meaning.

The art of tattooing has been around for a long time. The 5000-year old iceman, uncovered from a glacier in Italy in 1991 had 57...

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The holiday season is a particularly difficult time of year for those families on the economic edge, and despite the news that the economy is improving, Community Harvest Food Bank still services 14,000 different individuals in our service area each week. Our goal is that those we serve are able to enjoy the traditional holiday meal in their home.

The food bank is in need of approximately 5,500 frozen turkeys as well as other holiday food items in order to provide for those families through...

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The cast of “The Diary of Anne Frank” is in rehearsal at Elmhurst High School for a December 7th opening. Standing: Jayson Barrand, Paul Berghoff, Sarah Smith, Becca Coffelt, Brandon Meuchel, and Peter Schnellenberger. Seated: Elizabeth Burris, Lauren Marlow, and Luke Somers.

Elmhurst High School, will present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, "The Diary of Anne Frank" on Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th, 2006 at the Elmhurst High School Theater, 3829 Sandpoint Road, Fort Wayne, IN. Ticket prices are $5.00 for students; $8.00 for adults; and children under 12 free.

A stellar cast will bring the poignant diary to life.

You will remember Elizabeth Burris as the queen in "Once Upon a Mattress." Now, she is cast as Mrs. Van Daan, a selfish woman, who is...

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Lisa Palmer the head coach of the 8th grade girl's volleyball team at St. Therese informed The Waynedale News that on October 28th, the 8th grade girl's volleyball team won their league tournament. They finished undefeated with a 10-0 record. This is their 3rd straight league championship.

The league champion players include: Maria Beck, Abby Bireley, Emily Burrows, Kayley Colvin, Kim Davis, Molly Dimit, Sarah Dirig, Katilin Hofrichter, Liberty McCartney, and Alyssa Shaffer.

Assistant Coaches...

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Richard and Lucille (Hoeppner) Busch, Sr. recently celebrated their 60th anniversary at a family open house on October 7.

The couple was married on October 5, 1946 at Mount Calvary Lutheran church by Pastor Backs.

They began their lives together building a home which soon became filled with 6 children. Their children are: Sandra L. Simmons of Fort Wayne, Richard F. Busch, Jr. of Richmond, Kentucky, Ronald E. Busch of Fort Wayne, Sherran K. DeArmond of Fort Wayne, and Sonya L. Smith of Fort...

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Waynedale resident, Jerek Reyes, has produced his first album, had it professionally mastered, and is now available for sale in numerous areas throughout Fort Wayne...at 16 years of age.

"He's not a performer," said his mother, Monica Reyes, "He makes the music."

Using little more than a keyboard and computer software, Reyes shuts himself in his room and produces rap and hip-hop beats. "When the door closes, I know he's in there making his music," Monica said.

A musician since 11, Reyes can...

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