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Jim Hansen, Professor of History, Auburn University

What did Neil Armstrong really say when he landed on the moon?

Last year, October 27, 2005, Jim Hansen was at Barnes & Noble at Jefferson Point, kicking off a national book-signing tour for his new book, First Man, the only authorized biography on Neil Armstrong.

Jim, a former Waynedale resident, was asked about the phrase Armstrong made after his first step on the moon. Jim said, "What Armstrong meant to say was... "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." He inadvertently left...

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Local neighbors Linda Reuelle, Greg and Linda Wiley, and Don Reuelle enjoy a chat on top of the mountain.

Hanson Aggregates held its second annual get-to-gether, Wednesday, September 27. It was a cloudy blustery day as neighbors from around the Waynedale area enjoyed a tour to the top of what some people call Mount Ardmore. Although the mountains origins come from the unwanted over-burden from the Hanson limestone quarry, and not the continental drift that forms most mountain ranges, it is definitely the highest landmass in the area.

Hanson Aggregates has come a long way since its humble...

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The origins of Halloween date back to the Celts 2,000 ago. Inhabiting present-day Great Britain and northern France, the Celts celebrated Samhain (pronounced sow-in), a festival during the Celtic new year of November 1st. This day marked the decline of summer and the beginning of the colder months. Because the Celts often associated cold and damp with death, they believed that during the night, before the new year (October 31), the boundary between life and the after life was blurred. Ancestors...

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Isabel Alvarez will be making a special appearance at the  History Center on Sunday, October 15 at 2pm.

Waynedale resident Isabel (Lefty) Alvarez was recently featured (October 1-15) at the History Center, 302 E. Berry Street. The History Center was participating in Hispanic Heritage Month and Lefty's uniforms and memorabilia were on display from her days as a baseball player for the Fort Wayne Daisy's, which were made famous in the movie, League of Their Own.

Alverez's Cabañas uniform will be returned to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown at the conclusion of the event.

Isabel, who is...

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Indiana State Police Superintendent Paul Whitesell, Ph.D., recently announced that 1st Sgt. David Travis, a 15-year veteran, has been promoted to assistant district commander of the Seymour post.

Travis, who was appointed to ISP in December of 1990, had been serving as a corporal at the post before the promotion.

Travis also has served as a trooper for Bartholomew County, an assistant team leader for the South Region Emergency Response Team, a team member for the clandestine lab team and a...

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Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road, remembered Fort Wayne native, actress Carole Lombard, with a celebration of what would have been the late actress' 98th birthday on October 11.

Rick Brandt, co-owner with his wife, Cora, of the Carole Lombard House Bed and Breakfast, 704 Rockhill Street, opened the program with "My Life With Carole Lombard." He gave a brief history of the couple's involvement with the bed and breakfast, and talk about Lombard's early years in Fort Wayne, as well as her...

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HOW TO GROW TREES FROM SEED

Presented by: Ricky Kemery, Purdue Extension Horticulture Educator
Thursday, October 19t from 6-8 p.m.
Spend some time in the field collecting seeds, then come in to the Dustin laboratory and create your own planter of trees. Learn about the trees of northeast Indiana and their different needs when sowing them.
Where: ACRES Office/Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, 1802 Chapman Road. From Fort Wayne take Coldwater Road 5 miles north of Dupont Road. Turn east onto...

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Photo by Alex Cornwell Feather in the Wind stands next to his 11-foot grizzly bear sighted in a nearby woods S.E. of Waynedale off Hwy 27.

Jim Ebbing, 72, best known as Feather in the Wind, has been carving a number of bears in the nearby wooded areas, and the neighbors have been noticing. The first bear sighting was off of Hwy. 27 South heading northeast near the Totem Pole Campground. And, the second and much larger bear was sighted about 3 miles northeast of the Nine Mile Restaurant.

Enjoying the art of wood carving since he was a Boy Scout, Mr. Ebbing has carved Native American statues, totem poles, and most recently...

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When the leaves begin to rustle and there is a slight chill in the late summer breeze, our thoughts turn, once again, to the old pigskin. We've waited all summer for this night! Our excitement builds as we head out to the tailgating party. As we approach, the scent of hot dogs on the grill, permeate our noses, through the crisp air and our mouths begin to water. We catch a glimpse of our friends anxiously awaiting our arrival and our spirits begin to escalate.

Hurriedly, we eat, and find the...

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