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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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A picture for you of an Army soldier in Iraq with his tiny “plot” of grass in front of his tent. Here is a soldier stationed in Iraq, stationed in a big sand box. He asked his wife to send him dirt (U.S. soil), fertilizer and some grass seeds so he can have the sweet aroma and feel the grass grow beneath his feet. If you notice, he is even cutting the grass with a pair of a scissors. Sometimes we are in such a hurry that we don’t stop and think about the little things that we take for granted.  Join us on Memorial Day honoring those who serve.

The American Legion will partner with the United States Auto Club and Indianapolis Raceway Park to honor America's past, present and future veterans during IRP's 60th Annual Coca-Cola Night Before the Indianapolis 500.

On May 28, Legionnaires will have the opportunity to attend the USAC Midget Series race at IRP for $5 off the normal rate. An average of 75 coupons were sent to every Legion post in the Department of Indiana, as well as to surrounding departments.

National Commander Thomas P...

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Thursday, May 12, is the date of the Friends of the Parks' Annual Hat Luncheon. This annual event raises funds to help the historic parks of Fort Wayne's nationally recognized George Kessler Park and Boulevard System. This year's event will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners and will be held in beautiful Foster Park. It will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. The cost is $50.00. Proceeds will go toward a Cultural Landscape...

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Edgar B. Noble Jr. died on Friday, April 22, at Woodcrest Retirement Community. Edgar Noble's father, Ed Noble Sr. was one of the founding fathers of Waynedale. He started the Noble's Homestore at the corner of Ideal Avenue and McArthur Drive in 1920.

Ed Noble Sr. had two sons, Edward Jr. and Alfred "Jim" Noble. Jim was a previous owner of The Waynedale News and his brother Ed Jr. did some of the writing.

Edward Jr. was a WWII Veteran, and was listed on the original Waynedale Chamber of...

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LET THE RACES BEGIN! 

 

The 2005 season at Baer Field Speedway brings about many changes. Most noticeable is that they will be running on Friday nights instead of Saturdays now. Qualifying will be replaced by draw system that will determine the A-Main races. They will have two race nights where drivers will be able to break track records.

The staff at Baer Field Speedway has also changed. Jerry "Boom-Boom" Cannon will be the new voice for he will be the announcer at the track with Denny...

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Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne is celebrating its fortieth anniversary. To commemorate this occasion, Fort Wayne will be "inhabited" with more than 100 individualized fiberglass replicas of the university's mascot-"Masty" the mastodon. The entire "herd" will be on display May 1, 3-5pm during a Community Preview Party at Headwaters Park.

The mastodons, which will range in style from fine art to grand funk, are designed by artists and sponsored by area businesses and...

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Jessie Bezek (right), of Garr Creek Road in New Haven won the men's division of the First Annual League Appreciation Tournament at Village Bowl. Jessie rolled a 668, which was 89 pins over his Friday Night Men's League average.

Beverly Martin (left) won the women's division of the tournament. She rolled a 524, which was 92 pins over her Monday Night Busy Women's League average.

The tournament was held on Sunday, April 23 at 12:30pm. A $10 entry fee gave you a free lunch, drinks, and for...

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The Pope who embraced all of mankind

 

At this time, while we mourn and pray for the soul of Pope John Paul II, the successor of Peter, a beloved pastor and a Pope for the ages, I would like, above all, to thank God for giving to the Church and to the world such an extraordinary leader. We commend now his beautiful soul to God. I ask all in our diocese and all those who respect goodness and truth to join in prayer for his soul, and to pray for the Catholic Church at this historic...

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