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Kirk Gemple with two of his daughters, Elaine and Emily (Jessica not available for photo)

Waynedale's own Kirk Gemple is happy to be back in the Waynedale area! Formerly of K-Lo Quality Autos on South Calhoun, Kirk is now GEMPLE MOTORS which is located 4 miles south of Waynedale on Hwy 1/Bluffton Road, at the corner of Yoder and Bluffton.

Kirk attended the original Waynedale Elementary School, Kekionga Junior High, and Elmhurst High School. He started in the automobile business 30 years ago at the age of 14, while he was attending Elmhurst High School. He was a detailer for Rice...

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Canine “Zorro” enjoying the evening with Korey and Kameron Joyner during National Night Out.  Zorro’s handler is Officer Lowden.

Fort Wayne celebrated its fifth annual National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 6th, 2002 in Waynedale at the Foster Park Sears Pavilion, Bluffton Road.

The NNO campaign involved representatives from the Fort Wayne Police Department including the Emergency Services Team (EST), K-9 Patrol, Bicycle Patrol, Crime Scene Management and the Motorcycle Division as well as the Fort Wayne Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, and the Allen County Sheriff's Department.

This...

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Love, Ralph, Irene, Neil, Georgene, Mary, and Wint

99 Years Young!

Florence Doty has many experiences to share. She was born on August 18th, 1903.

The family was blessed with 4 children, 9 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, and 18 great great grandchildren.

Florence says that she has had a good life. Florence was a school teacher for 25 years. After retiring from teaching Florence wrote poems. Several of them were published. The following poem titled "I Wonder" was written in 1979.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY

BU Graduates Fort Wayne Resident

BU awarded academic degrees to 5,174 students this spring. Among the graduates was Fort Wayne resident Suzette B. Hedley, who received a L.L.M. in Graduate Taxation.

 

U.S. COMMISSION FOR SCHOLASTIC ASSISTANCE

COLLEGE TUITION ASSISTANCE

A conservative estimate of college costs for a full-time student runs from $10,000-$30,000; high cost colleges can run from $40,000-$100,000! Most parents and students think that scholarships are only...

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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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