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Ms. Darla Davis, Maplewood Elementary’s Jump Rope for Heart organizer, and the “Subway Man” gave away t-shirt’s to participants jumping rope on Friday, February 15, 2005.

It is February, Heart Month, time for Maplewood's annual Jump Rope for Heart Event reported Ann Acosta from the American Heart Association who spoke at the Town Meeting Monday, February 7 at 2:30pm. During that meeting a group of Maplewood 5th graders demonstrated some advanced jump rope skills preparing for the event.

Heart disease is the nation's No. 1 killer; stroke is the No. 3 killer and a leading cause of serious disability. Since 1996 these kids have joined in the fight against heart...

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The Allen County Recorder's Office has completed the first phase of development of a new system designed to digitally preserve aging records and to make those documents more readily accessible to the public.

The system, called ePlat, was demonstrated during an event on Thursday, February 17, 2005. The demonstration took place in the Omni Room, on the second floor of the City-County Building.

The ePlat system, built by Global Systems, Inc., has several purposes, including the digital...

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The final results of the Allen County Commissioners' "Heart To Heart" campaign to provide phone cards to servicemen and women from northeast Indiana was disclosed on Wednesday, February 9.

As of today, February 28, 2005, the Heart to Heart campaign has raised $4,832.20 and spent $2,506.90. "That's about double the amount of money that we had raised at the time of the report we gave on February 8," reported John McGauley, Public Information Director-Allen County Board of Commissioners. The...

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DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY 

 

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Durnell, son of Gail S. and Steven D. Durnell of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and more than 2100 Marines and Sailors assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), recently joined Iraqi Security Forces to provide security for elections in Najaf, Iraq.

Durnell's unit's primary mission was to sweep the city looking for suspicious activity and deter insurgents trying to disrupt voting. MEU's are built around a reinforced infantry...

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Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department began in 1940s. James D. Mason helped to form the fire department in 1941 and made the first run with one-pumper unit. Picture taken April 30, 1967 (l-r): Kneeling-Bob Schrock, Dick Kaser, Bill Stark (Edward William), Jerry Harman, Boris Shurboff, Lee Guillaume, Herman Smith Back Row-Dave Fricki, Paul Reed, Gil Berghoff Middle Row-Jim Mason, Harry Stapleton, Leland Woods, Clyde Myers, Gil Kiefer, Charlie Miller, Ray DeClercq

One of Waynedale's proudest possessions was the Waynedale Volunteer Fire Department. It had as many as 40 volunteers to man the trucks in fighting fires throughout Wayne Township.

I sat down with Charlie and Doris Miller on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 to talk about the Waynedale Fire Department. Charlie was one of the original group of volunteer firemen and donated many years to the town of Waynedale, both in fighting fires and operating the ambulance.

After the new fire station was...

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Photo provided by Doris Miller Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1 Women’s Auxiliary - circa 1965 Back Row (r-l): Barb Schrock, Irene Stark, Judy Kissinger, Doris Miller Front Row (r-l): Janet Yoder, Angie McCague, Lela Green, Jeanette Laisure, Audrey Prince,                    Betty   Reed, Doris DeClercq, Sue Stoner, Sue Harman Missing from photo: Catherine (Kate) Mason

On October 15, 1954 the wives of the Wayne Township Firemen held a meeting for the purpose of forming an auxiliary. Catherine (James) Mason was elected President, Catherine (Elsworth) Geller as Vice-President, Jacqueline (Roy) Cook as Secretary, Angie (Kenneth) McCague as Treasurer, and Doris (Charles) Miller as Publicity Chairman.

A letter was sent to the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department No. 1, Attention Mr. E. W. Stark, Secretary, asking permission to be accepted as an auxiliary to...

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The Waynedale Bakery as it was in 1986.  Kyle and Joan Mason (photo right) made all their baked goods from scratch.

The Waynedale Bakery, which began 50 years ago, "started on a shoestring," said Kyle Mason, then owner. He came from a family of five boys, no girls. "We lived on a farm in the Markle area," Kyle went on to explain. "When it came time for doing chores one of the boys had to help with the kitchen. I was usually the one who volunteered." And when it came time during the war, Kyle's duties? Chief Cook on a Navy Ship. After returning home from the service, it was difficult to find any kind of job...

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Wendy Louise 'Daisy' Cassell, by Jim 'Rooster' Cassell

 

I met Wendy Schneider 13-years ago on January 7, 1992 at the Window Garden Restaurant. Her mother worked there on the 'Lucky 13th Floor'. Even though we had been married over 10 1/2 years (almost 11), we had been tested together through all circumstances.

We both have mental illnesses. I have Manic/Bipolar Depression Disorder and Wendy had Chronic Depression Disorder. Besides the mental illness Wendy had an enlarged heart...

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Olga Bakhtova has already experienced much in her life. Born in the former USSR, Olga now refers to the Ukraine as her birthplace. As a child she grew up in communist Russia and experienced the dissolution of the USSR and the emergence of the Ukraine as an independent country.

Olga's hometown Novoazovsk, Ukraine is just a few miles from the Russian border and that is where her father operated a beauty supply business. At a very early age Olga had access to a wide variety of professional hair...

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