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Charity begins at home and on Sunday July 16, 2006. A group of Minnie's (Minnie's Diner) friends got together and sponsored a cancer benefit for Minnie. The local event included fun, food and live entertainment. All events were held at AMVETS #33 located at 6620 Koester Road.

The day began with a Poker Run which was $10 per rider and included a chicken dinner. Pop-N-Fresh provided the music from 1:00-4:00pm and a bake sale followed, with tip boards and auction.

Thanks Waynedale for helping...

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We are proud to announce the Brett Knuth Fundraiser Benefit Golf Outing and Texas Hold'em Tournament. These high energy, entertaining events will be held July 30 at the Donald Ross Golf Course and American Legion Post 296 in Fort Wayne. The event is open to the general public.

Shotgun golf starts at 7:30 a.m. with food, door prizes and raffles throughout the day. Entry fee is $240 per team or $60 per person.

The Texas Hold'em Tournament will be held at American Legion Post 296 and is...

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Devante Jones working on his “Summer Voyage”material at Waynedale Elementary School

Perhaps one of the greatest gifts a teacher can bestow upon the lives of his or her students is the adventure of reading. The adventure of living in a far away land, being an explorer or having a life that could only exist in your dreams, awaits one in the realm of reading.

Elementary students in Fort Wayne Community Schools had the opportunity to partake in a summer school program that provided an exciting learning experience to a far away land while improving reading skills. "Summer...

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Photo from News Sentinel archives Taking time out from the day’s activities long enough only to put on the feedbag, these Waynedale folks “dig into” succulent, hotdogs and other palatable goodies prepared for the park celebration.

Waynedale residents turned out en masse on Sunday, June 5, 1949 for what was unquestionably the biggest community whoopdedoo they ever had. It was the dedication of the new $7,000 Waynedale Memorial Park.

Max Merrill, commander of Waynedale's American Legion Post 241 and trustees of the park, Edgar B. Noble, Jr., Chairman and Paul C. Crall, Secretary-Treasurer, presented Waynedale Boy Scout Troop No. 44 with the official flag for the community's new recreational site.

Lawrence Warner's speech...

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"Mom! Alex hit me!"

"I did not! Jordan doesn't know how to play the game!"

Sound like a familiar scenario during the summer months?

What can a parent do? Should you: a.) Yell, "Alex stop hitting!" b.) Give everyone a timeout, or c.) Take a walk to the Waynedale Park.

If this sounds all too familiar, of course, "c" is the answer.

Between Xbox 360s and the Cartoon Network many kids would be content to stay indoors all summer. But is this really healthy?

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation...

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John Wright demonstrates the art of pizza dough tossing

John Wright opened his Waynedale Pizzeria on May 27, 2004. It was his second restaurant in the Fort Wayne area and he recently opened his third restaurant on Dupont Road. As a small business owner he has experienced all the ups and downs of owning and operating his own restaurants. He said, "This year has been especially tough but we managed to hold our prices down even as food and energy prices have had double digit increases."

John and his wife Jennifer are both Fort Wayne natives. John is a...

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Skamania Steelhead—the craziest battlers in Lake Michigan—returned again this year to entertain pier, boat, and stream fishermen.

 

On the weekend of Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2 anglers from around the Midwest gathered along streams and the lake.

I spotted a few trollers targeting steelies near the pier at Michigan City when I first arrived. Skamania Steelhead fishing is reportedly staged at primary stocking sites all the way from St. Joseph, Michigan, to Burns Harbor to Racine...

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Nancy Potchka, a teacher at St. Joseph/St. Elizabeth Ann Catholic School, was one of eight "Golden Achievers" recently recognized by Junior Achievement (JA) for her outstanding commitment to the business education partnership in northern Indiana. Potchka was honored with the prestigious JA Golden Achievement Award at the Organization's annual Business Education Leadership (BEL) awards extravaganza. The event was held Thursday, May 25 2006 at the Grand Wayne Center in downtown Fort...

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As Americans prepare for their summer vacations, they should keep in mind that vacationing away from home can present safety risks.

According to Allstate Agent KEVIN GWOZDZ, you can make family trips more enjoyable by taking a few simple precautions to reduce the possibility of becoming an easy target for thieves who prey on tourists. And by following a few easy steps, you can decrease the risk of having your home robbed while you're away.

 

Following are some tips from the Allstate...

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