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Fishing Poles were given away by Waynedale News representative, Alex Cornwell at the Waynedale Memorial Park during Waynedale Daze.

I want to start by personally thanking Dave Umber from Umber's Hardware for the use of their popcorn machine and the donation of all those popcorn bags. We gave away a lot of popcorn on Memorial Day at our annual WAYNEDALE DAZE in the park. I also want to thank Loco-'N-Motion for their generous donation of popcorn, oil, salt and bags and for offering to let us use their popcorn machine as backup. I want to thank Eagle Scout Patrick T. McCune for popping all that corn. And thank you Molly...

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(L-R) Southside Optimist Chairman Devon Mathias, Ruby Buentello, Isaiah Porter, Tamika Wilson, Juan Guzman, Ashley Stytle, Mike Stryjewski, Mary Ann Horn.

The Southside Optimists International recognized the good citizenship of six students in the 6th, 7th, & 8th grades at Ben Geyer Middle School.

Administrative assistant Mary Ann Horn spoke to the Southside Optimists Club a year ago and impressed the group as to the good things that were going on at Ben Geyer School. Since "Friends of Youth" are the Optimists main reason to exist, they ask Mary Ann if they could be a part of the good things happening at Geyer. With Mary Ann's assistance, the...

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Cindy Niman, grandmother of Madisun "Sunny" Madalinski called The Waynedale News last week and requested our help to promote a benefit.

Madisun, who will turn three in September, was recently diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. There will be a benefit for Madisun to offset medical cost on June 28th. The benefit will last from noon until 10:00pm at the South West Conservation Club (SWCC) on Bluffton Road. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 478-9736 or $15 at the gate. Kelly Automotive...

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ELMHURST HIGH SCHOOL

PROUDLY PRESENTS LES MISÉRABLES - Student Edition

Who: Elmhurst High School

What: Les Misérables - The musical that swept the world!

When: Friday, June 27-7:30pm & Saturday, June 28-7:30pm

Where: Elmhurst High School - Sandpoint Road

Cost: $7 all seats reserved - Call Kirby Volz at 425-7510, Ext 445

Note: Cast members from: Canterbury, Carroll, Bishop Dwenger, Elmhurst, Paul Harding, Homestead, Bishop Luers, North Side, Northrop, South Side, and...

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REMEMBERING MILITARY PAST AND PRESENT!                photo by Alex Cornwell  Military Ceremony - Prairie Grove Cemetery - Memorial Day - Monday, May 26th, 2003

AMERICAN LEGION POST #160 (Roanoke)

Friday Luncheon Specials served from 11am to 1pm

June 13, 2003 - Liver & Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Green beans

June 21, Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn

June 27, Meat Loaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Carrots

We welcome incoming Commander, Bill Glover

 

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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SR MASTER SERGEANT BECKER

THE SPIRIT OF OUR MILITARY

The guest speaker for the 2003 Waynedale Memorial Day Ceremony held at Prairie Grove Cemetery following the parade, is Linda Darlene Becker. ‑Linda is a 27-year military veteran and continues to serve with the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard located at Fort Wayne International Airport.

Linda joined the USAF in 1973 towards the end of the Viet Nam conflict during a time in the history of the United States when joining the...

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Growing up in Waynedale in the 1950's the old pit was known to all as May Sand and Gravel. If you had gravel in your driveway, it probably came from the pit on Ardmore Ave. As kids, we would sort through the driveway gravel and pull out these little white rocks that were about the same diameter as a pencil and had washer-like plates, similar to a miniature stack of dimes. The kids called them Indian Beads. They weren't really beads, and they didn't have anything to do with Indians, but...

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Poppy Day! (l-r) American Legion Post #241 newly elected Women’s Auxiliary President Diane Martz and Vice President Kathy Alexander-Miller

On Memorial Day groups, like the American Legion Post #241 Women's Auxiliary, raise funds for charitable activities by selling paper poppies made by disabled veterans. This bright red wildflower became a symbol of World War I after a bloody battle in a field of poppies called Flanders Field in Belgium.

For over 70 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored Poppy Day to remind America that millions have sacrificed their lives and health to keep our nation strong and free. The poppy's...

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On his 100th birthday, Dillard Wilcox opens a gift from Concordia Theological Seminarian Robert Hauter.

Dillard Wilcox, a resident of Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center, turned 100 on May 14, 2003. Dillard was born and raised in Robinsville, NC and moved to Fort Wayne in 1929. He worked for General Electric for many years before going to work as a farmhand in the Churbusco area. Dillard continued working on area farms until his retirement in 1968. He lived on his own until 1995 when he moved to Englewood.

Dillard is the oldest of 7 children, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Only he and his...

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