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Scooters have always fascinated Dean Bergdall, Mayflower Drive, Waynedale, especially the Cushman. Cushman Motor Scooters were built in Lincoln, Nebraska from 1936 until 1965. Dean began tinkering with engines in a high school shop class at the age of 14. Back then all his friends and cousins had Cushman scooters, Dean wished he did too. "Boy, you could ride those scooters on the road back then! You didn't need a license," said Bergdall, "and for a kid that's 14, that can't drive, that's a...

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James Hardy, Elmhurst's senior guard, scored 28 points on Friday night, January 24. This raised Hardy's career scoring total to 1,553 points. He is currently third on the city's all-time scoring list. The current city all-time scoring leader is Tom Baack of Concordia Lutheran (1963), with 1,623 points. Hardy is trying to reach former South Side Archer Willie Long's record of 1,606 points. He has been averaging 29 points per game and has 8 regular season games remaining, along with one...

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HEAD COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR-WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

Murray Mendenhall has coached at Wayne High School for 26 years; 17 as a reserve coach and varsity assistant, he is in his ninth year as the head coach. ‑During his tenure as the head coach, he has had the privilege of coaching 12 All-SAC players, 5 all-state players and 1 Indiana All-Star. ‑His 100th victory as a head coach came on January 6, 2004 against Norwell. ‑The score was 67-58.

Murray is a graduate of Snider High School and Indiana University. ‑He coached basketball for one year at...

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AMERICAN LEGION POST #241

Charlie Rathsack, Commander
New Weekly Kitchen Menu Luncheon Specials Served From 11am to 1pm
"Stop in and have one of our "Home Cooked" and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday."
Food every evening: Monday-50-cent Draft Beer,
Tuesday-Sliders,
Wednesday-Wings,
Thursday-Evening Food Specials-prepared by the Honor Guard, Auxiliary, or Sons of American Legion
Friday Night Dinners will be served from 5pm to 7:30pm
Now Serving!
4-piece Fish Dinner...

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(l-r) Helen Welch, Kathy Petty, Marybelle Davis, and Ester Sipe during a vacation in Branson, Missouri.

Kindergarten in Waynedale

 

Marybelle Davis was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on September 24th. I first met Marybelle in 1952, I was 5, and she was 37. Last Tuesday I stopped by her place on Lower Huntington Road for a visit. She welcomed me with a big hug and we sat down to talk about growing up in Waynedale in the 50's.

She said "I remember you, you came to kindergarten one day and didn't like it, so you just walked home. Your mom paddled your butt and sent you back in tears. You...

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Carl Metker has lived at his home on Old Trail Road since he had it built in 1957. He was born on November 3rd, 1914 and is secretary of the GE Seniors Bowling League. Carl went to work at GE in 1934, and retired in 1974. While at GE he worked for Specialty Motors Group.

I caught up with Carl on Monday morning, January 12, at the GE Club Bowling Alleys just off of Broadway on Swinney Avenue.

The building that houses the GE Bowling Club was completed in 1927. Brent Cleveland has been...

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Most people know Headwaters Park as a place for outdoor summer events and festivals. ‑Indeed, from April through October, the park and festival center host over 30 events ranging from not-for-profit walks, receptions, family reunions, weddings, and about a dozen festivals.

This year, Headwaters ventured into new territory, sponsoring the first outdoor ice skating rink ever in downtown Fort Wayne. ‑On November 26, a ribbon was cut and the first skaters made their way onto the 60' by 120' sheet...

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The pink ribbon lapel pin has become a powerful symbol to increase awareness about breast cancer.‑ On Saturday, October 11, 2003 plenty of those pins were to be seen at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Kim Wroblewski, a Waynedale Postal Team Member collected funds from family, friends, and fellow postal employees and walked "The Walk" to Headwaters Park. Making Strides is a non-competitive walk designed to raise awareness, foster camaraderie, and raise funds for breast cancer...

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Starting Friday, January 16, Girl Scouts across Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Steuben and Wells counties will once again be selling Girl Scout Cookies. The sale will continue through Saturday, March 14, 2004. Consumers can purchase cookies immediately from a Girl Scout that has the cookies in-hand or use their order form for delivery at a later date.

Here in Waynedale, Girl Scout Cassie Kiel, a student at South Side High School will be knocking on your door with a brand-new cookie for you...

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