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As we enter peak deer-breeding season, more deer will be seen crossing roads and highways. Drivers need to be aware of their surroundings so that they can avoid deer collisions.

"Once the first frost arrives, male deer activity increases and we see more auto and deer collisions," says Allstate Agent Kevin Gwozdz. "Drivers need to be extra cautious from November to December to ensure that they do not hit deer running across the road during peak season. Not only can the deer be harmed, but it is...

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THE VETERAN. How do we give them the honor and respect that they have earned, and is a right due them when our heavenly Father calls them home to stand the eternal watch? Each and every Veteran, whether they belong to a veterans organization or not, is due a military service (if they or their family so desire).

But whom do they ask? The funeral director is a good place to start. Or call an AMERICAN LEGION, VFW, or AMVETS Post. One of the Post Officers will be more than willing to give...

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Tim Madru pulls these two king salmon out of the Muskegon River on Saturday, October 8, 2005.

It's that time of year again when the salmon start their yearly migration from Lake Michigan to the Croton Dam just northeast of Newaygo, Michigan. The king salmon were released into the Muskegon back in 2001 and after traveling downstream to Lake Michigan, had been feeding on alewives getting fat for their final journey back up stream. This year the weather has been warm and the yearly migration was later than usual, but there were still a fair share of salmon in the river.

Dan Madru and his...

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With Halloween season soon upon us The Waynedale News asked a few "older" kids, now lawyers, engineers, business consultants, and business owners, from the Waynedale area what they remember doing on Halloween. Some of them recalled playing a few of the following practical jokes. Perhaps you were one of those pranksters. Harmless, and often hilarious, our readers relate stories on some of those pranks and happenings around Waynedale.

"Halloween is coming and I am afraid the glory days of...

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Neil Armstrong okayed the first authorized biography of his life to Dr. Jim Hansen, an Elmhurst High School graduate.  Dr. Hansen will be available for book signing on Thursday, October 27, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, West Jefferson location.

Dr. Jim Hansen, Department of History at Auburn University will be available for a book signing on Thursday, October 27, at Barnes and Noble Booksellers, 4140 West Jefferson Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Jim grew up in Waynedale in the sixties. He lived at 2501 Lower Huntington Road in the house that is now The Hair Company.

Jim went to school at Waynedale Elementary, Kekionga and Elmhurst and as a youngster was involved in local sports programs. He was a bowler at the old Smitty's Bowling...

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Bishop Luers High School commends the efforts of its devoted teacher Mark Niemoeller. Mark was honored along with other teachers and students on Saturday, October 15, 2005, in the Castleton Ballroom at the Hilton Indianapolis North Hotel.

The Program entitled "Realizing the Dream" is based on the belief that a college education is the dream of most parents for their children. Bradley J. Carteaux the recipient of "Realizing the Dream" from the University of Saint Francis felt that Mark was the...

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Dorellyn was born in Garrett, Indiana in 1915. Her father was a supervisor on the railroad and she had 2 brothers and three sisters. I talked to Dorellyn at Village Bowl on Thursday, October 6, just one week after her birthday. She would bowl a frame, sit down and talk a little, and then bowl another frame. She bowls on two leagues, the Senior Citizen League on Thursday mornings and the West Creighton League every other Saturday night at 6:30pm. She is one of the original bowlers on Creighton...

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Michael Salyer Boger, son of David and Phyllis Boger, 1997 graduate of Canterbury High School, took the Investiture of Hoods and the Physician's Oath ceremony at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 8, 2005.

Michael also received The J. Donald Hubbard award. This award recognizes the medical student who receives the highest score in the state of Indiana on the Pathology final.

Michael is a transitional resident at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana and has been accepted into the...

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Students at St. Joseph-St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Fort Wayne recently donated hundreds of Beanie Babies to an evacuation center in Brookhaven, Mississippi.

"The students in grades K-8 wanted to do something for the children in that community, displaced by Hurricane Katrina," stated Lois Widner, Principal of SJSEAS School.

"Many of these children were forced to leave their homes without time to gather their favorite possessions and our students wanted to give to them the Beanie Babies...

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