Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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Growing up a Waynedale Kid


Dear Waynedale friends,

I was going to give you some more dandy Derby recipes but our editor is doing Waynedale stories this time and I was requested to submit my two cents worth.

I reeled my brain back to my young years in Waynedale. I left at age 19 to be married and unfortunately have lived away from home ever since, transferring to this city and that, as my husband changed jobs and grew with the company. I have never been anyplace in my many years to compare...

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I'm a firm believer in the Scouting program in our town/county/state/nation/world. It is one deterrent that we have against crime. Train the youth right and maybe they won't go astray after they grow up. I know there are former Boy Scouts in prison and even Eagle Scouts that have been in trouble with the law. But for the most part and I would say a very high percentage, boys that come through the Scouting program are a cut above the rest of the boys who just like to 'hang around', go to...

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1 dozen eggs


1 tbsp. Salt

1 tbsp. Sugar

pinch of salt


1 Ziploc bag


Put 'cold' eggs in a pan and cover with 'cold' water. Add a pinch of salt. Set on stove and slowly bring the water to a rolling boil. Let boil for 1 or 2 minutes. Cover pan and set aside for 20 minutes. Eggs will cook and the yolks will not turn dark. Pour off water and fill pan with cold water and cool eggs completely....

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Corona Borealis , The Northern Crown


A small constellation that can be recognized by its distinctive shape rather than its brightness is Corona Borealis (kor-OH-nah bor-ee-AL-iss). It is also known as the Northern Crown and has been acknowledged through the ages by many different civilizations.

In late August, Corona Borealis is located almost overhead due west. It lies between the "kite" of Bootes to the west and the "butterfly" of Hercules to the east. In the middle of the crown lies the...

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Dear Cousin,


One of the most awe-inspiring events of summer is a thunderstorm that comes at dusk. The sky turns to a steely gray, and away in the distance is heard the faint growl of thunder. Wind begins to blow away the heat of the day, and the trees begin a joyous dance. Leaves flutter in excited anticipation as the storm moves nearer. There is a lull in the wind and the first spatter of raindrops fall on the ground.

From the shelter of the front porch, we watch the summer...

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This year the Mihsihkinaahkwa Powwow Committee is very pleased to offer Native American Arts & Crafts Workshops during the week prior to the powwow.

Since this is a new undertaking for them, they will be starting out with 4, one-day classes. If this proves to be popular, they expect to be able to increase the number of classes available next year.

The workshops will be held in the enclosed pavilion at the front area of Morsches Park in Columbia City, IN. Classes will be from Tuesday, August...

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