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Solialitas Kingston 2016

“I hope they enjoyed my company as much as I enjoyed theirs,” said Kingston resident, Al Oetting. This was a common feeling at Kingston Residence on Thursday, April 14th. A group of Bishop Luers students offered time, energy and plenty of smiles during their day of service to the community. Kingston was blessed to be one of the sites chosen for the Bishop Luers new Sodalitas Project this year. Throughout the school year the students researched locations around Fort Wayne they could collaborate...

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John Moore

“Shaken, not stirred.” Thinking of the famous 007, “Bond, James Bond”? Although he is not a fictional agent of the British Secret Service, a surprising fact about John Moore, a local Waynedale resident, is that he did indeed work for the CIA as an analyst from 1963 to 1970. He was awarded the medal for Civilian Service for his time spent in Vietnam, as well as, the CIA Certificate of Exceptional Service. Mr. Moore grew up in southeast Fort Wayne, graduating from South Side High School in 1954...

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton students Mackenzie Lee, Talia Keiffer, and Mrs. Kristin Spoltman work on their canned foods formations.

On April 15, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School students and teachers gathered at Glenbrook Square Mall to build their Canstruction entry. Canstruction is an annual competition among local schools that benefits Community Harvest Food Bank. The entries are formations made entirely of canned foods and other foods. This year’s theme for the canned food entries is cartoons.

The Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School entry is titled “The Veggie Tales of Saint Elizabeth” and includes...

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Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House announced the addition of a garden at their West Jefferson site which is located on the campus of Lutheran Hospital. The garden is part of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company’s Gros1000 initiative, designed to create 1,000 gardens and greenspaces throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe by 2018, the Company’s 150th anniversary. The garden was constructed by Bishop Luers High School Students as part of their Sodalitas Service Projects and the oversight of Dianne...

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(L-R) Kevin Gwozdz (SAL Treasurer), Scout Leader Jennifer Kennerk, Scout-Kendra Shadle, Scout-Cory Shadle, Scout-Beth Kennerk, Scout-Kati Shadle, Scout-Marty Hockenberry, Scout Leader David Rowe and SAL Commander Greg Spaulding.

The Sons of the American Legion Post #241 has made a generous donation to Boy Scout Troop #344 and Venture Crew #2344 sponsored by the local Waynedale United Methodist Church. This is the 6th year the SAL has donated to this local Boy Scout Troop.

The boys meet at the church, located on the corner of Old Trail Road and Church Street. The meetings are held on Tuesdays from 7:00PM to 8:30PM, and all school age boys are eligible to join Boy Scouts.

Young boys starting in first grade are eligible...

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Trek the Trails bikers

Waynedale will host its first Spring Bike/Walk event on Saturday, April 16th. Supporters will gather at Penguin Point, 7303 Winchester Road at 11 a.m. Participants can either bike 6.5 miles down the Rivergreenway towards Foster Park or can choose to walk the Rivergreenway approximately 2 miles to Tillman Park. Please stick around after the event and have lunch at Penguin Point to celebrate their continued presence and importance to the Waynedale community.

Mayor Henry will be attending and...

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Earth Day buying native plants

Earth Day Fort Wayne at Eagle Marsh is scheduled for Sunday, April 24, 1 to 5PM, and is a free, family-friendly event with something for everyone-from a decorated rain barrel contest to booths featuring conservation tips, wetland/nature presentations, a drawing for special prizes, and more. Presenting sponsors include AEP/Indiana Michigan Power, Aqua Indiana, General Motors, and NIPSCO, with further support from a Wells Fargo Environmental Solutions for Communities grant through the National...

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TOW 2016

Kingston’s 8th Annual Taste of Waynedale, held on Tuesday, March 22nd was another rousing success! The numbers have been tallied and there were 26 vendors providing food and drink, close to 700 people in attendance, 62 silent auction items and a total of $8,000 split between Community Harvest Food Bank and Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.

First time vendor Barry Jenkins from Tucano’s Brazilian Grill states, “The Taste of Waynedale gave us an opportunity to get our food and lemonade to people...

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In my most recent column, I discussed the successful passage of Indiana Senate Republicans’ agenda items for the General Assembly’s 2016 legislative session.

While that list includes some critical initiatives for our state, it is far from exhaustive – many additional bills won broad support in both chambers and have now been signed into law. Listed below is a brief description of some of the important new laws to come out of this year’s session.

Stopping Meth Makers
Like most states, Indiana...

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