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Friday October 17th, local resident Scudder Chaney celebrated his 93rd birthday at Village Bowl. He is a weekly bowler in the Friday Senior League. Scudder's grandson stopped by to enjoy the celebration. They enjoyed cake & coffee. Scudder was presented with balloons; a bowling pin signed by the Village Bowl employees and the other league members. Photo provided by Lori Dove

Construction south from Roger’s Formal Wear parking area, looking towards Bluffton Road Bridge.

It's hard to imagine a time when roads were made of timbers and there was a toll-booth at Quimby Village. A time when you could catch Musky out of the Saint Mary's River and the only form of long distance travel was on the rivers or cross-country on horseback. We have grown up in Waynedale, or other parts of the city, where we are generations away from those days.

I was preparing Ed Noble's history article for this issue of The Waynedale News and I was trying to imagine what it would have...

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Miami Middle School student Manny Colburn enjoys breakfast with his grandparents Bill and Anna.

Wednesday, October 8th was a special day at Miami Middle School. It was a day where the kids got to bring their Grandparents to school.

The Miami School choir, Sound Machine, opened with a song and middle school student, Aubrey Vandall, read a poem describing the way she felt about her grandparents. Another student, Josh Saylor, read an essay about his grandparents and then Miami School principal, Mrs. Craig, introduced the Superintendent of Fort Wayne Community Schools, Dr. Wendy...

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Miss Amanda Mitchell of Sandpoint Road has recently been selected to participate in the National Youth Leadership forum on Law (NYLF/LAW). Amanda will be attending the forum from Tuesday, October 7th to Sunday, October 12, 2003 in Washington, D.C. Having demonstrated academic achievement and an interest in law and justice, Mitchell will join more than 350 outstanding high school juniors and seniors from across the United States at the Forum on Law.

The curriculum for NYLF/LAW is based on...

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Navy Petty Officers Mary T. Anderson and Paul M. Cramar Kinter deploy with Enterprise Carrier Group

Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Paul M. Cramar Kinter, son of Christine E. and Dean E. Kinter of Fort Wayne, recently departed for a six-month deployment while assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, home based in Norfolk, Virginia. Cramar Kinter joined the Navy in July 1999.

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Mary T. Anderson, daughter of Marth J. Anderson of Fort Wayne, recently departed for...

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DAVID PARRISH AMERICAN LEGION POST #296 GRAND OPENING

Post 296, 130 W. Tillman Road, has scheduled their Grand Opening for Saturday and Sunday, October 18th and 19th. There will be a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 3pm on Saturday, October 18, 2003. The post had to be totally remodeled due to flooding by the St. Mary's River. They now have an all-new bar, all-new cabinets, and all-new carpet. Food will be served and there will be live entertainment. They will be open to the...

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The Indians called it the 'Floating Island' because it seemed to float above the water on the morning mist. We observed this phenomenon as we approached Isle Royale from the deck of the Isle Royale Queen III. The 4-hour ferryboat ride out of Copper Harbor, Michigan was coming to a close and our weeklong backpacking adventure was just beginning.

Isle Royale began 1.2 billion years ago during the Pre-Cambrian period. Lava seeped up through the cracks of the Superior Basin and formed basalt...

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The Fort Wayne Mannerchor/Damenchor is one of the oldest German singing societies in Indiana. It traces its history back 134 continuous years to the founding of the Fort Wayne Sangerbund on October 4, 1869. By 1898 there were 8 singing societies in the city, which eventually consolidated under the name Concordia Gesang Verein, which became the Fort Wayne Mannerchor in 1927. The chorus is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of German heritage as expressed in choral music. Women became...

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January 8, 2001 Governor Frank O’Bannon being sworn in at the Hoosier Dome during the inauguration.

Fourth Graders remember Governor Frank O'Bannon...

 

It was Monday, January 8th, 2001 when The Waynedale News traveled to Indianapolis to watch the Inauguration of Governor Frank O'Bannon. O'Bannon had invited 25,000 fourth graders to the Hoosier Dome and it was a great and festive occasion. The kids were invited because fourth grade is the year they study Indiana History.

While Governor O'Bannon was in office, he instituted a program called Education Roundtable. The roundtable was a...

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