Waynedale Leisure & Entertainment

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The following poems were found on pages 11 & 24 of the January/February copy of THE INDIANA TROOPER – The Official Publication of the Indiana Troopers Association (Indiana State Police). They gave us permission to use them.


I AM . . .
I am helpful and kind.
I like riding my bike.
I cried when my Dad died.
I want to be a singer and an artist.
I am curious and truthful.
I treasure my quilt.
I look forward to going to Heaven.
I thank God for my Mom.
I believe in myself.
I wonder when I will die.
I laugh...

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John and Margaret (Meg) McBride came to America with their four sons; Tom, Sam, Al and John Jr., from Belfast Northern Ireland in hopes to have a better quality of life for their family.

Under the sponsorship of John's sister and brother-in-law (Lil and Al Bergdall), John came over on the Winchester Castle ship on August 11, 1953 to find a job and a place to bring Meg and the kids home to. John acquired a small apartment on Beaty Avenue in Waynedale, where Meg and the boys came to on April 19...

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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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