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The Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor will host a guest men's choir, the "Chor des Handwerks" (choir of the Crafts) from their Sister City of Gera, Germany, from May 19 through 27. They will sing their greetings to Fort Wayne under the Courthouse Rotunda on Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 4pm.

The main purpose of their visit is to participate in the 55th District Saengerfest on the weekend of May 20-22, 2005. The highlight of the weekend is a concert of all 300 singers on stage at the Scottish Rite...

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Travis James Garwood of Boy Scout Troop 302 is the son of Andy & Serena Marczak, Yoder and Dwight Garwood, Roanoke. He was honored in a special Eagle Scout Court of Honor April 24, 2005 at Cornerstone Alliance Church, Roanoke.

Travis has held many leadership positions and exceeded the merit badge requirements for scouting's highest rank of Eagle. Travis raised funds and organized the building of a footbridge at Fox Island in the wetland area for his Eagle Service Project.

Travis is a...

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With the traditional celebration of Spring being May 1st (May Day), Steve Shine and Tom Hardin, partners in the law firm of Shine & Hardin, LLP, announced Saturday, April 30, 2005 an effort to enhance and revitalize areas on Broadway.

Shine & Hardin will award the sum of $1,000.00 cash to the Broadway resident or homeowner who best enhances their Broadway residence from May 15 to June 30, 2005. Those eligible to participate must either be a homeowner or resident on Broadway from Bluffton Road...

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Dakota Connett practices the alphabet using a quill pen and ink on Pioneer Day.

Have you ever wondered what it's like being a pioneer child? The fourth grade students at St. Joseph - St. Elizabeth School experienced the "pioneer life" on Friday, April 22.

The students came to school dressed as pioneer children. When they entered their classroom, it had been turned into a one-room schoolhouse to make the day more authentic. Students wrote with quill pens and ink on homemade parchment paper. They practiced math facts on slateboards and had an old fashioned spelling...

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According to National Highway Traffic Safety Association statistics based on all people injured or killed in traffic accidents, older drivers are at a disproportionate risk for becoming involved in fatal crashes.

 

Nationally, senior citizens accounted for:

5% of all people injured in traffic crashes;

13% of all traffic fatalities; and

13% of all vehicle occupant fatalities.

 

It is ability, not age, that determines safe driving. But for some drivers, age takes its toll; hearing...

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May 17, 2005 marks the 50th anniversary of the Waynedale Masonic Lodge #739. The anniversary will be celebrated at the Lodge located at 7039 Elzey Street, just north of Waynedale Elementary on Saturday, May 14, 2005.

This celebration will include a rededication of the Lodge by the Grand Master of Masons of the State of Indiana, Richard J. Elman, along with Grand Lodge officers.

The Lodge was granted a charter on May 17, 1955 and was originally located next to The Waynedale Bakery on Lower...

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Churchward Family circa 1954. (l-r standing) Bill, Lorraine (Hoss), Edna (Imel), Wilbur “Webb”, Page,  Susan (Vorich), Rita (Kendrick), James (l-r seated) Paul, Edna (Herber) (mom), Charles (dad), Eugene “Jeep” Deceased in 1935 Celia (Not in picture)

It is well known that the Churchward family brought the Blacksmith Shop to Waynedale. And without a blacksmith it is also likely that there would not have been a Waynedale. You see a village depended on its blacksmith.

As the iron industry evolved blacksmithing became an umbrella of several specialties. The blacksmith who made knives was a bladesmith. The blacksmith who made locks was a Locksmith. The blacksmith who made guns was a Gunsmith. The blacksmith who shod horses was a farrier...

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The appeal of being in Girl Scouts shows in the bright smiles and sparkling eyes of a local troop member and her mom.

 

"What I like best about Girl Scouts are the things we get to do," said 9-year old Raven as she proceeded to show me an array of photos that she had taken during her last camp outing. "We can explore nature, and we meet new people, and ride horses," she exploded as she anxiously waited for me to interview her.

Raven is a member of Troop #704 in Waynedale. Her mom, Kitty...

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(L-R)  Major David Cox, Lt. Col. Jerry Fenwick, SSgt. Eric Rine, with Joey Rodriguez in the middle with his Purple Heart, transported from Kandahar, Afghanistan to Landsthul, Germany via C-17 aircraft.

Selfless. One simple word. I sat down with Staff Sergeant Eric Rine recently to talk about his second rotation to the war zone in as many years, and the conversation continually returned to the wounded soldiers. "His" wounded soldiers. He talked about them like you would expect a 32-year-old man with 39 Combat Air Evac missions under his belt. As a member of the 122d Fighter Wing based in Fort Wayne, Rine is a "Respiratory Technician" on the Critical Care Air Transport Team. I tried to pry into...

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