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photo by Cindy Cornwell A ceremony to dispose of unservable flags was held on Saturday, August 3rd at the American Legion Post #241, 7605 Bluffton Road, Waynedale.

POST 241 PRESENTS SCHOLARSHIPS

$1,000 scholarships were presented to five area students attending college. The names were announced Tuesday night, August 13, 2002 at the Post's monthly general meeting. None of the winners were present to personally accept the checks. The Scholarship winners were: Kandace Doty of Pine Mills Road, who is attending the School of Cosmetology in Fort Wayne; Daniel Pyle of Trentman Road, who is attending Ball State University; Ryan Meek of St. Louis Avenue, who...

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(Taken from the Mihsihkinaahkwa Pow Wow program – their theme this year was: "HONORING THE VETERAN")

 

From the teachings of ancestors, American Indians are given a strong sense of duty, respect, honor, and admiration for those willing to give the ultimate sacrifice to defend their way of life. Long ago, American Indian warriors prided themselves on their prowess on the battlefields in defense of their land and people. Being part of a war or raiding party offered a young man a chance to...

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A Unique Occupation

 

I was both curious and intrigued by the ad in our village newsletter that read like this: Do you know Elmo, Bud, and Cocoa? These are just a few of the pampered pets that Alberta McConnell takes care of in Indian Village while their owners are on vacation or away for the weekend. It's mostly a summer job with an occasional weekend during the rest of the year.

She has always loved pets. Her mother said as a one year old in her playpen she pulled the tail of their dog....

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Waynedale Lodge #739, Free and Accepted Masons, 7039 Elzey Street, Waynedale has just been notified by The Grand Lodge of Indiana, F. & A.M. Scholarship Board that Julie D. Feller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald H. Feller and Michael D. and Matthew F. McClure, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald F. McClure, have been awarded scholarships for the upcoming year.

Julie is a graduate of Norwell High School and plans to attend St. Francis School of Nursing. Michael and Matthew are both graduates of...

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Dave Yard, the new principal at Waynedale Elementary replaces retired Principal Larry Duamell. Dave grew up on the north side of Garrett, Indiana, where he still resides. He is married to Julie and they have two boys, Justin 19, and Dakota 7.

Dave graduated from Garrett High School in 1969 and went to Indiana University where he received his Masters in School Administration. After teaching 6th grade at DeKalb for 5 years Dave made a career change and worked for publisher Simon & Schuster...

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Coach Norfleet prepares for new season at Elmhurst.

The Waynedale News stopped by Elmhurst High School on Friday morning, July 26, to talk to new football coach, Roosevelt D. Norfleet Jr.

The first stop was at the new Athletic Directors office, to pick up some stats. Julie Hollingsworth, the new AD provided me with the recent history on the Elmhurst Football Team. The numbers were not encouraging. The last win for Elmhurst was against Concordia High School back in 1996.

Julie walked me through the winding corridors that eventually brought...

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HILLSDALE COLLEGE

Nathan Conroy, a Freshman, Biology major at Hillsdale College was named to the 2002 spring semester Dean's list with a 3.4 GPA. Nathan is also a member of the Hillsdale College golf team and pep band. Nathan is the son of Jim and Rita Conroy of Yoder, Indiana and is a 2001 graduate of Bishop Luers High School. He is also a member of St. Therese parish here in Waynedale. Hillsdale College is located at 33 E. College Street Hillsdale, Michigan.

 

BISHOP LUERS HIGH...

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Top Prize “Code Talkers” Blanket will be raffled off at the Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow in Columbia City.  Fort Wayne’s Pendleton Store in Covington Plaza donated this Indian Blanket. (L-R) Marine Lance Corporal Joe Tippmann (son of Powwow committee member Dani Tippmann) and Pendleton Store Manager Debbie Hallett present blanket.

This is the 3rd year that the Fort Wayne Pendleton Store located in Covington Plaza on West Jefferson St. has donated one of their famous 100% wool Indian Blankets to the Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow. Pendleton Blankets are frequently sought by collectors and are valued for their beauty as well as their warmth and durability. These blankets aren't just for use on the bed; they are also exquisite wall hangings. It is quite appropriate that the blanket being donated is called "Code Talkers" since...

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Come out for a fun day!

Oliver, Olin, and Martin Lakes Canoe Trip

Saturday, August 3rd

Presented by: Ken Millikan, ACRES member

Starting at the public access site on Oliver Lake, we will canoe through Olin (one of the largest undeveloped lakes in Indiana) and then Martin (where ACRES has the 5-acre Martin Lake Nature Preserve) to a cute little pond called Smith. Olin Lake has a fen along its north shore, which we will visit. Come out for a fun day!

When: 10:00 a.m. for however long you want to stay.

Where:...

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