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Douglas-Wedding

Keith L. and Joy Ridenour of Waynedale, announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Jennifer Renee, to Mr. Bryce Edward Wayne Douglas. Parents of the groom are Steve and Linda Douglas, also of Waynedale.  The couple has set November 1, 2014 as their wedding date.

The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Wayne High School and a 2011 graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette.  She is employed by Waynedale Animal Clinic as a Veterinary Assistant. Her fiance is also a 2007...

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Psi Iota Xi Sorority in Ossian is sponsoring their 10TH annual Bingo night featuring prize packages donated by local businesses and Friends of Psi Iota Xi. Included this year will be retired Longaberger baskets and special "31" bags and totes. Of special interest will be a Raffle of the 2000 commemorative Founder's Market Basket with a book detailing the history of the Longaberger Basket Company. Also available as a prizes are the highly sought after John Deere Basket sponsored by Troxel...

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Home-School-Michele-Andrews

How long has homeschooling existed? Since Adam and Eve taught Cain about farming and Abel about taking care of sheep. Throughout the Bible we read of a parent's skill being handed down from one generation to the next. A shift in parental thinking began when the collective instilling of brainpower was popular among Greek's parents who could afford to send their sons, aged 7 to 13, to school to learn to read, write and memorize Homer's Iliad and The Odyssey.

Having someone more educated than...

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Top row: Bob Dove, Virgina Hambel, Maxine Ford, Mary Stair, Frank Burke, Activity Director Rachel Fox; Bottom row: Betty King, Marketing Director Camille Garrison, Joan Franklin, Barbara Armstrong, Carole Overmyer

Eleven residents of Kingston Residence ranging in age 72 to 97 years proudly completed the Fort 4 Fitness Senior Marathon. The race began on Thursday, June 26 at the Ash Center on Freeman Street. Over the next 12 weeks, each participant was challenged to walk an average of two miles per week. As the race concluded on Friday, September 26 at Parkview Field, each participant was to have accumulated a total of 26 miles which equals a full marathon.

Many of these Kingston residents weren't...

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Stark-cline-judeand-ted

Jude Stark grew up in Waynedale, Indiana. She attended Waynedale Elementary School and Elmhurst High School. After graduation she enrolled in the nursing program at Lutheran Hospital to fulfill her lifelong dream. Her family was proud of her ambition and enthusiasm, especially her dad. Her dream was postponed when she fell in love and married Spike Cline. Her focus changed while fulfilling duties as a housewife and mother of two, but her dream never faded.

Her dad died in 1970 of a heart...

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StJoe-Ft-Wayne-nurses

The Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Sisters are organizing several events called "PHJCs Coming Home" in various cities over the next few years. The purpose of these events is to reconnect with the people in some of the areas in which Poor Handmaids have ministered and share who they have been over the years, who they are today, and who they hope to be in the future. You are invited to "PHJCs Coming Home to Fort Wayne-Hessen Cassel," the second of the PHJCs Coming Home weekends, on October 24-26...

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SCHREIBER-WEDDING-ANNIVERSARY

John and Carol Morrical Schreiber, Ossian, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on September 20th. They were married in 1964 at First Church of Christ, Bluffton, Indiana.

John retired from G.E. in 2002 with 40 years of service and Carol in 2004 with just under 40 years.

The Joy Class at Markle Church of Christ hosted a surprise party in their honor at Zianos on September 13th.

They are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by taking a trip to Arizona and spending their winters at...

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Indiana National Guard Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, is pleased to announce the selection of Col. Patrick R. Renwick as the 122nd Fighter Wing commander effective September 13.

Renwick succeeds Col. David Augustine who has commanded the more than 1,000 airmen of the 122nd Blacksnakes, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, since January 2011.

Renwick, a Marshall, Illinois resident, currently serves as the vice commander of the 181st Intelligence Wing, headquartered in Terre...

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Dr. Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, will be the annual keynote speaker at the 2014 R. Gerald McMurtry Lecture. This year's lecture will be held in the Lower Level Theater of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, on Friday, September 26 at 7PM. Foner's lecture is entitled "The Emancipation of Abraham Lincoln".

Dr. Foner earned a PhD from Columbia University. He is the author of several books, including Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The...

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