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Morman RECEIVES AG SCHOLARSHIP

Joe Morman, of Monroeville, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a new program sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. Morman is studying agribusiness with a concentration in commodity marketing at Purdue University.

“Being part of an industry that carries this much responsibility brings a challenge,” said Morman. “This challenge is to do our part in increasing efficiencies and logistics to deliver food across the globe. During my time in FFA, 4-H and working...

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Tree Storm Damage Indian village

A giant red oak was cut down ten years ago on the northwest corner of Bluffton and Engle Roads. The tree was approximately 10 feet in diameter and 31 feet in circumference. That tree, a Fort Wayne landmark, had fallen pray to the ravages of insects, lightening strikes and father time.

It was a seedling when Indian Village was a real Indian village. It had watched the St. Mary’s River bring white settlers into the area. It existed before the canals, the railways, the interurban and the present...

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Public health officials are reminding residents to avoid contact with floodwaters and to follow some basic steps to avoid injury and illness as they respond to flooding across the city.

“Flooding can lead to significant health risks posed by improper waste disposal, cleanliness of drinking water, electrical hazards and mold damage,” said Mindy Waldron, Administrator of the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. “We would urge people to exercise caution during clean-up...

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The University of Saint Francis’ Schouweiler Planetarium and the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society (FWAS) are providing a series of community events beginning July 2 surrounding the New Horizons Pluto flyby.

The “Pluto Celebration” will consist of several events designed to familiarize the community with binary dwarf planet Pluto and prepare for the July 14 New Horizons spacecraft flyby of Pluto. After a ten-year, three-billion mile journey, New Horizons will photograph, measure and examine...

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Birthday Mary Gebhard 96 years old

Friends and neighbors in Waynedale would like to wish Mary Gebhard a very happy belated birthday.

Mary’s birthday was on May 2nd.

She celebrated her 96th birthday!

According to neighbors, Mary was very active volunteering for many years at the Fort Wayne International Airport greeting people and handing out cookies. While doing that she met many wonderful people, one of them being Marie Osmond.

Full of many kind words and a smile Mary continues living in Waynedale.

Happy Belated Birthday...

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Dahm, DeeDee

“It has been said that if the Lord had had Dee Dee Dahm working with Him, it would not have taken seven days to create the world,” reads one of the nomination letters that contributed to Mary Dolores “Dee Dee” Mahoney Dahm, of Fort Wayne, Ind., receiving the Frances Murphy Rumely Award.

Dahm, 1960 graduate of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College (SMWC), received the Frances Murphy Rumely Award from the College for demonstrating outstanding dedication to civic, religious or educational organizations...

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Hoagland Days

Hoagland Days Festival is a Communities annual Carnival. They provide free entertainment with hip hop on Thursday, 50’s, 60’s & 70’s on Friday, Country on Saturday.
All with Free Parking.

A festival celebrating children, midway, parade, greased pig contest, prince/princess contests, queens contest, children’s games, peddle tractor pull, peanut hunt, sports, demolition derby, truck pull and more.
Enjoy a variety of food in the food court including Chicken Dinner or Fish and Tenderloin...

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Waynedale Chamber Of Commerce Charter. circa 1960

In response to the heightened interest and overall need for a collective voice and a standing organization, local community advocates are forming a Waynedale Business Chamber (WBC). The chamber is open to all Waynedale business owners, commercial property owners, managers and anyone else who would like to improve the ‘Waynedale business district.’ It is free to join and plans to hold monthly members’ meetings.

Organizers of the chamber, Alex Cornwell (Waynedale News), Camille Garrison...

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Clowns Sunbeam

Life as a clown began for Ray Hapner in 1994 when he went to his local library and saw an ad on the bulletin board for clown school, an organization run by the Smiles Unlimited Clown Ministry program. Several weeks and $75 later for make-up and other supplies, he became what’s known as an “auguste” clown – or a clown with flesh-tone paint on the face, and white paint on the eyes and muzzle.

Ray has been clowning it up ever since. Known as Sunbeam, Ray is part of High Hopes Clowns, a non-profit...

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