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TROSPER RECEIVES OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

On Sunday, July 8th a celebration was held at the Waynedale Memorial Park. This was not a Fourth of July celebration, it was a celebration for Corey Trosper who brought us our freedom. Corey recently returned home from Kuwait.

While fighting for our country, Corey received an outstanding achievement award while serving as Combat Engineer, C Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force. Lance Corporal Trosper was a...

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  Caught in a “pickle” is Reds Team Member Jordan Cornwell during a Hamilton Park game.  Site director is Nick Barhouse.

Enjoying their summers on the diamonds of Fort Wayne are Wildcat Baseball Players. The Wildcat baseball motto is on playing the game and having "fun". Regular baseball rules apply; the only difference is "Everyone makes the team". This was the founder, Mr. Dale McMillen Sr.'s (Mr. Mac's) vision and it is still true in the Wildcat League today.

Now in its 43rd season, was first established in 1961 with 10 baseball sites. It has expanded to 14 sites including Foster Park, Hamilton Park, and...

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Lois and Walter Oetting celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, June 28th, 2003. The Anniversary Celebration was held at the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 4940 Bluffton Road. It was hosted by their children, Michael William and Alan Edward Oetting and their grandchildren, Jennifer Lynn, Benjamin Carl, Krista Joan, and Scott Michael Oetting.

Lois was born February 1, 1932 and grew up in Corydon, Indiana. Walter was born April 17, 1927 and grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. They...

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Erin Marie Favory and Donald Ray Whittle, both of Fort Wayne, recently announced their engagement. They plan to be married August 2, 2003 at First Christian Church, 4800 South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The bride-elect's parents are Greg & Linda Wiley, Fort Wayne; and Timothy & Suzanne Favory, Yoder. The groom-elect's parents are George & Angie Whittle, Fort Wayne.

The bride-elect graduated from Elmhurst High School and from Indiana-Purdue University-Fort Wayne with a Bachelor's...

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Twelve-year-old Kalene Powell will again represent Northern Indiana in the All-American Soap Box Derby Race in Akron, Ohio. She won the Super Stock Race held on Saturday, June 28th in Valparaiso, IN. She was one of 41 boys and girls who competed in the race in Valparaiso. She will join over 400 other local Champs and 100 Rally Champs from all over the world to compete in the 66th All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 26th.

Kalene represented Northern Indiana last year...

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Kathryn Sarah Furtaw and Chad Alan Keuneke have set September 6, 2003 as their wedding date. Their parents are Paula Wicks of Fort Wayne, Tom Furtaw of Grand Blanc, MI, and Cindy and Kent Keuneke of Waynedale. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Elmhurst High School and Ball State University. Her fiancé is a graduate of Elmhurst High School and Ball State University. He is an actuarial analyst at Davis, Conder, Enderle & Sloan, Chicago, IL.

AMERICAN LEGION POST #160 (Roanoke)

July 14 - Regular Meeting at 7pm
July 21 - SAL Meeting at 7pm
Friday Luncheon Specials served from 11am to 1pm
July 4 - Post Closed
July 11 - Pork Chop, dressing, green beans
July 18 - Spaghetti, garlic toast, salad
July 25 - Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, corn

 

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE

The KWVA Chapter One will be taking a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th year Anniversary of the truce of the Korean War. The dates...

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photos by Alex Cornwell

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.

 

This...

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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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