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The rat-a-tat-tat was provided by the Elmhurst Marching Band. It was a glorious Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 26th 2003. The parade started at 9am at the Waynedale United Methodist Church parking lot and proceeded down Old Trail Road past the many on-lookers to Prairie Grove Cemetery.

American Legion Post #241, AMVets #33, VFW #1421, and FOE #248 sponsored the parade this year. The parade meetings were presided by Charlie Rathsack, Commander of American Legion Post #241.

 

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(l-r) 4th District City Councilman Tom Hayhurst, Billie Rykard, Paul Rykard, Mayor Graham Richard, and Ben GiaQuinta (representing the Governor O’Bannon).

On Friday, June 13th government officials, neighborhood leaders, friends, neighbors, and family gathered at 6019 Allendale Court in Waynedale to honor Paul Rykard. Mayor Graham Richard presented the Sagamore of the Wabash Award to Paul for his commitment to the Belle Vista/Allendale neighborhood.

 

"It is a great honor for me to present Paul with the Governor's Sagamore of the Wabash Award," said Mayor Richard. "As a neighborhood president Paul has fully embraced the concept of...

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Cindy Niman, grandmother of Madisun "Sunny" Madalinski called THE WAYNEDALE NEWS and requested our help to promote a benefit for Madisun. Madisun, who will turn three in September, was recently diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. There will be a benefit for Madisun, to offset medical costs, on June 28, 2003 at the South West Conservation Club (SWCC), on Bluffton Road. The hours are from 12noon to 10pm.

Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 478-9736 - Tickets will be $15 at the door....

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Upward Soccer Season for 2003 is set to begin.  Registration July 7th.

The Upward program at Avalon Missionary Church and Mount Calvary Lutheran Church gives kids a lot more than just the chance to participate in soccer, basketball, and cheerleading. "Intertwining the teachings of Christ and the Gospel with athletics, Upward allows children to learn about Christianity through playing soccer, basketball and cheerleading", program director, Barb Mattax said. Mattax, along with her husband, Brad, coordinate all three sports.

Upward eliminates the negative aspects...

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Vivian Louise and Leonard Franklyn Messenger, of Cleveland Avenue, recently announced plans for celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary. They were married June 24, 1943 at Westfield Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. Celebrating with them will be their children Michael Leonard, Reading, Michigan; Nancy Harz, Fort Wayne; and Art Messenger, Fort Wayne; 8 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. They are also planning a reception at 1pm on Saturday, June 21...

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Stephen Felicichia, a Junior at Bishop Luers High School, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association's eighth annual Friends of NRA Youth Education Summit (YES). YES is a 6-day, all expense paid educational experience in Washington, D.C. for outstanding high school sophomores and juniors. While in the nation's capital, Stephen will learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights while developing an understanding of the government and the importance of...

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TAYLOR UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE CAMPUS

TUFWC HOSTS 'RESPECT FOR LAW YOUTH CAMP'
TUFWC is pleased to host a 'Respect For Law Camp', an Indiana State Police Youth Services Camp, offered July 10-12, 2003 for children in 5th and 6th grades. Respect for Law Camp is offered to fifth and sixth graders and gives students an up-close look at how law enforcement and the legal system work. This three-day camp, co-sponsored by the Indiana Optimists, features personal safety and drug awareness classes, as...

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"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST #160 (Roanoke)

Friday Luncheon Specials served from 11am to 1pm
June 27, Meat Loaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Carrots
Note: There is a parade June 27th in Columbia City. We leave the Post at 5:30pm - anyone wanting to march should contact Bev at 672-2298.

 

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE

The KWVA Chapter One will be taking a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the...

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photo provided by Cindy Goshert Camp Logan Friends. Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council during our summer camp days circa ‘60s.

Summer has returned to Indiana and with it the memory of summers past: playing baseball, working on the farm, sweet corn, vine-ripened tomatoes, and cotton candy at the fair. For me, summer also brings back the memory of summer camp-Girl Scout Camp.

As a child growing up in the '50s and '60s, the coming of summer meant the exciting return to Camp Ella J. Logan. This was a time before two family cars, and with Camp Logan an hour outside of Fort Wayne in Syracuse, we'd all meet at North Side...

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