Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

Kick back and relax, you deserve it! All of the stories in this section are unique, original entertainment by our local Waynedale, (Fort Wayne) Indiana columnists, created just especially for you. Our columnists love to hear from their dedicated readers, view our columnist's biographies and e-mail them here.

Army Lieutenent Colonel Julian Howard circa 1944

Dear Readers,


I feel certain, that many of you, like I, am concerned about the looming war ahead. I find myself "switching opinions" on whether I am pro or con. I think the evil murderous monster, Saddam, must be stopped. He is so wrapped in his own ego, power and control that he will not stop unless someone stops him. Then, sometimes, I find myself thinking of the destruction of lives. Theirs and ours. I look at the faces of our young eager soldiers and their resolute determination to...

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Dear Cousin,


A too familiar scene greeted us this morning as we looked out the window and saw more snow drifting down from a leaden sky. The whole last month was a wintry scene from start to finish. Many folks in our area have had to revert back to the "good old days" of country living, with power outages, lack of water and telephone services, and impassable roads. Folks back in the good old days had it better, as they were prepared to deal with rough winter weather. It was their way of...

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Spring is coming and with the thaw comes the realization that my yard is in serious need of clean up. I'm not talking about the clean up of trash blown in by winter storms or broken branches. I'm talking about doggie droppings.

If your yard looks comparable to mine, I feel very sorry for both of us. I always have good intentions of keeping up with the mess all winter, but year after year I fail. This year is particularly bad because of all of the large dogs I have been training and caring for...

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2 cups water

4 cups chopped cabbage

1 cup potatoes (diced)

1/2 cup onion (chopped)

1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk

3 tbsp. Flour

1/8 tsp. Black pepper salt to taste

2 to 3 sliced crisp bacon (crumbled)

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Add chopped green onion tops for extra flavor and color.


In a #12 Dutch oven, combine water, cabbage, potatoes, and onion. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. Blend milk and flour together in a separate container....

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Bradley J. Bauman, a member of Boy Scout Troop 348 in Hoagland, Indiana, has earned the Eagle Scout Badge, the highest rank a Boy Scout can earn. Life Scout Bauman led 16 fellow scouts and adults in a building project, general maintenance, and landscaping work for a homeless shelter for mothers and their children. Well done Brad.



Marvin R. McNew Sr. has been awarded the Silver Beaver given out by the Anthony Wayne Area...

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Did you know that about 70% of the people on the slopes are snowboarders! Snowboarding is awesome! It is a cure for the winter blues. When the temperature outside gets cold, the snowmaking machines come out and so do I. I go snowboarding once, sometimes twice a week, and on the holidays, I spend all day on the slopes!

Snowboarding is a winter sport that is a cross between surfing and skateboarding. Surfing is done on the water, skateboarding on cement, snowboarding is done on the snow....

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