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.

Some people never seem motivated to participate, but are just content to watch while others do the work. They are called "Speck Taters".

Some people never do anything to help, but are gifted at finding fault with the way others do the work. They are called "Comment Taters".

Some people are very bossy and like to tell others what to do, but don't want to soil their own hands. They are called "Dick Taters".

Some people are always looking to cause problems by asking others to agree with them...

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Did you know that St. Patrick was actually born in Kilpatrick, Scotland? And his given name was Maewyn.

According to Irish legends, he was captured when he was 16, taken to Ireland and sold as a slave. It was while he was in Ireland tending pigs that he learned the language and the customs of the Irish. He escaped one day from the Irishmen with hopes of someday returning to convert everyone to Christianity. He traveled to France and became a priest. During the time of his priesthood he...

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Coal Mine in Harlan County -  Kentucky.

Like Loretta Lynn, she was "bornd" a coal miner's daughter. Dotsy Pressler is a Waynedale resident and has lived here most of her married life.

Dotsy Smith was born at home near Verda in Harlan County KY. The actual place was Grave Holler, which was part of Joneses Creek. Joneses Creek was named for one of Dotsy's ancestors who fought in the Civil War.

Harlan County is rightly named Bloody Harlan or Dark and Bloody Harlan. One of Dotsy's friends saw her father shot in front of the...

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Dan Gnau, General Contractor; Dennis Whitman, FWCS; Dan Whitman, Eagle Wholesalers; Jim Teusch Lincoln National Life; and Dan Mills, Jess Lewis Transmission.

For any of you golfers looking to get an early start on the golf season, Harrodsburg may be the place for you. On Thursday, March 7, 2002, The Waynedale News decided to follow 5 other south side residents on a four-day golf outing.

Harrodsburg is a small Kentucky town just 30 miles south of Frankfort, the State capital.

From Waynedale you go south on 69 to Indy, then south on 65 to Louisville, east on 64, and south at Frankfort on 127. The five-hour drive moves you three weeks ahead in...

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"Beginning Beekeeping" will be presented by the Northeastern Indiana Beekeeper's Association on Thursday, March 21st. This will be held at the NIPSCO Building, 300 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, starting at 7:30pm. Topics covered will be: getting started with honeybees, needed equipment and tools, protective wear, terminology, explanation of the beehive, and resource materials. Experienced beekeepers will be available to answer questions and offer advice. Everyone is welcome to learn about...

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(Recipe courtesy Kenneth Knipstein) 


1 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 cup coconut

1/2 cup quick oats

powdered sugar


Put the peanut butter and honey in a small bowl. Place on the stove while the oven preheats to 250 degrees. Mix wheat germ, coconut and oats together. Add peanut butter and honey and mix well. Sprinkle some powdered sugar on your cutting board and press the mixture on it forming a rectangle about 6...

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