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The Indiana National Guard Relief Fund received $30,000 dollars from The Evan and Susan Bayh Foundation.‑ Senator and Mrs. Bayh serve on the Board of Directors of the foundation, which is funded largely by leftover contributions from Senator Bayh's campaign for governor and makes charitable contributions to important Hoosier causes.

"Hoosier National Guard members and their families make countless sacrifices on behalf of our nation's security year-round through their selfless, idealistic...

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Waynedale Plumbing, 3025 Lower Huntington Road, began in 1943 when Charles B. Schmidt quit International Harvester Company. Charles opened a plumbing supply business in his garage one door east of where they are today.

Homer Hoke joined Charles Schmidt in January 1946 and hired Perry Smith to build today's building. Business was slow back then, so Homer's wife, Helen, also ran a contract Post Office to make ends meet.

He then brought in his brothers, Virgil and Earl. Howard and Lillie Hoke...

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The first publication of The Waynedale News came out on September 2, 1932. The name of the paper at that time was The Waynedale Press. Arden McCoy was the editor and the paper was a single sheet. It was hand delivered door to door just as it is today. It is now distributed to over 10,000 homes and businesses in the Waynedale area.

Listed below are the hard working dedicated carriers that bring you "the good news" about Waynedale.

The Kimmel Family, Larry, Kara, Lance and Brittany deliver in...

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Joyful Tradition for 34 years. Dad and Mom, Russ and Virginia Deam (middle), daughters Sandy and Cathy standing behind their dad, with all the kids, grandkids, and great grandkids celebrating Christmas 2004.

My parents moved to Waynedale 45 years ago and still live here on Old Trail Road. When I was 12, my dad, sister, and I started a tradition of Christmas shopping the first Saturday of December. My mom and brother were not included in this, it was just a "dad and daughters" shopping trip. This year was our 34th year of continuing this tradition. During one of our shopping trips I even stopped at Doc Uebers, when he was on Fairfield, and had a tooth pulled in the middle of our tradition.

It all...

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This picture was taken on top of Grossglockner, high above Zell‑am Zee in Austria.

Sally and Hermann Quake recently spent a month in Europe, two weeks in Austria and two weeks in Germany.‑ The trip to Austria was spent with two other couples, Franz and Renate Magin and Rolf and Elfrieda Anhaeuser.

All three couples have been friends since before they were married, and all were celebrating forty years of marriage.

The two weeks in Germany passed visiting friends and family.‑ Herman also attended his fifty-year class reunion in his hometown, Bad-Kreuznach, Deutschland.

Navy Seaman Recruit Heath R. Hutchinson, brother of Monica L. Hutchinson of Fort Wayne, IN, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL.

During the eight-week program, Hutchinson completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot...

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The Fort Wayne Inner Groups annual Alcoholics Anonymous New Year's Eve dance is being sponsored by the Waynedale United Methodist Church's Monday and Thursday night AA groups and co-sponsored by the Tuesday Night Beginners Group. Each year the Masonic Temple opens its doors and partially lifts its veil of secrecy to host The Fort Wayne Inner Groups New Year's Eve Dance.

Fort Wayne's Masonic Temple opened in 1925 and since 1991 it has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places....

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On December 14, STAR Financial Bank's Region President Tom Blume, along with Waynedale's Office Bank Representative Claudia Casiano presented 90 stuffed teddy bears to Southwest Fire Department Chief Don Patnoude as part of the bank's "Bears for Badges" campaign.

Bank-wide, STAR has collected over 3,000 bears and other stuffed toys, which were delivered to fire and police stations throughout northeastern Indiana.

The "Bears for Badges" program allowed STAR customers and employees to donate...

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