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Luers Girls Golf Team 2016

(l-r)  Junior Emily Shimer, Sophomore Caroline Rahrig, Freshman Madeleine Pape, Senior Katie Leja and Junior Lexy Turpchinoff. Not shown is Varsity golfer, Gretchen Spenn.

Bishop Luers Girls Golf team finished the SAC CONFERENCE with 6 wins and one loss in the regular season. 12 wins and 2 losses overall in the SAC, including the SAC Tournament at McMillen.

Playing the game ‘telephone’ during Windy City Player’s performance of “Sleeping Beauty” Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School.

A talented cast of three Windy City Players actors entertained and performed “Sleeping Beauty” for students in grades Pre-K through 4 at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School. Cast members Hannah Williams, Thomas Tong, and Emily Dyer told their version of the well-known fairy tale woven with audience participation and many laughs.

“It was really funny,” said 1st grader Thomas Reichert. “They were telling jokes and being goofy.”

The performance aims to do more than entertain those in...

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Good Old Days Pie Contest - Alex Cornwell, Kent Castleman, Becky Behning

Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road included an old fashioned Apple Pie Contest as part of their annual Good Old Days Celebration.

Four winners were selected by judges Alex Cornwell, owner of The Waynedale News (pictured left) and Kent Castleman, Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Trails (pictured right). Winners were Tom Lupp 1st place; Cynthia Cornwell 2nd Place; Becky Behning (pictured) 3rd Place; and John Duke 4th Place.

Nearly $500 was raised towards the Waynedale Trails and...

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Miami Heritage Days Tour Guide Mr. Hood

On a balmy September afternoon, locals flocked by the dozens for a little fun and historical information at 5705 Bluffton Road in Waynedale.

As part of the Fort Wayne History Center’s summer-long series of events highlighting the city’s prominent place in national history.

Admission for the event was $7 for adult, $5 for seniors and youngsters ages 3-17. History Center members were given free entry.

Visitors began their afternoon watching a demonstration of cattail matting on the sturdy back...

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Curlys Revamp

Fort Wayne Grants Specialist Lindsey Maksim will be addressing business and commercial property owners of Waynedale via a free public meeting on Tuesday, September 27th at Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road at 3 p.m. Organizers of this Waynedale enhancing public meeting are Alex Cornwell of The Waynedale News and Camille Garrison of Kingston Residence. Three years ago, a similar event was held, where 45 Waynedale business leaders gathered to learn and discuss the city funded Façade Grant...

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South Side Optimist Johnny Appleseed

The South Side Optimist Club Fort Wayne will have a booth at the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival held September 17 and 18, 2016. This will be the Club’s 35th year to provide ham, beans and corn bread.

Each Optimist Club is independent and run by members in their own community. They have the unique flexibility to serve the youth of their community in any way they see fit.

The South Side Optimist Club “BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN KIDS,” by providing hope and positive vision for the past 60 years...

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The Hillcrest curtain remains as a silent reminder of the school plays and Christmas programs that took place on the now forlorn stage.

School is back in session and students are getting accustomed to new teachers, schools, subjects and fellow students. The start of a new school year is a time of expectation of what we will learn, experience and treasure for years to come.

In the fall of 1968 my siblings and I were transferred from a parochial school to our neighborhood schools. For my younger siblings and me, that was Hillcrest School. Hillcrest was built in the late 1920s back when David O. McComb (of local funeral home...

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Bunn box Truck

In 1984, Bart Bunn, a third generation businessman-like many in Waynedale-kept the tradition going. Back then Bart’s specialty was construction, and with his single-axle dump truck and a grader, he was in business.

The Bunn Trucking Company grew over the years to include Bunn Inc. and the most recent Bunn Box. “As a company, we were always looking for new opportunities,” said owner Bart. “Our goals are in line with most businesses. It really comes down to just becoming better every day by...

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Alex Cornwell, publisher of The Waynedale News, presents award to Camille Garrison for her community works.

August 27, 2016 marked the date for the 14th annual Waynedale Community Picnic. The entire day was a blast that, of course, went too quickly! From 10am until 3pm the Waynedale Park was filled with energy, laughter, and droves of community members. From the splashpad, kids games, and arts and crafts to the BINGO tent, live band and free lunch- everyone had something to enjoy.

“As always,” says event coordinator, Megan Ryan, “it is such a joy to look around on the day of the picnic and watch so...

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