Citizens are becoming much more aware of the unique programs offered by the Wayne Township Trustee’s office these days. I would like to start this week’s column by giving a very special thanks to The Waynedale News for their service of promoting good government in Allen County. This past
We are working hard each day to retain and gain jobs. I recently announced my support for the creation of a Regional Marketing Partnership for economic development. The partnership would assist Northeast Indiana with marketing efforts to increase economic development opportunities and help retain
You’ve probably been aware for several months of all the good things happening at what is now known as Southtown Centre (the old Southtown Mall). Menard’s has almost been completed and construction of a new Walmart is getting underway. Over 500 permanent jobs as well as many temporary
In my series about my adventures as an EMS nurse, I told you about my good friend and colleague, Boom-Boom. I hope you haven’t forgotten her, as I am finally going to tell you what happened at the end. You will recall that Beverly acquired her nickname from her partner, Mick, when they made
ELFERT M. “AL” KIEFER, 79, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, February 9, 2006, at Bay Pines V.A. Hospital, Bay Pines, Florida. Born October 2, 1926, in Ossian, he was a retired firefighter for the city of Fort Wayne. He was a member of International Fire Fighters Organization, American Legion,
BETTY B. MARTZ, 83, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, February 9, 2006, at Englewood Health Care. She was a member of Kingdom Hall on Sandpoint Road.
Survived by son, Paul (Diana) Martz of Fort Wayne; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister, Dolores Warren of Fort Wayne.
VIOLA LaVERNE MAHNENSMITH FITCH, 103, of Fort Wayne, died Sunday, February 5, 2006, at Heritage Park Nursing Home, Fort Wayne. Born March 31, 1902, in Ossian, she was a School Teacher for Ossian Elementary School for 12 years and had taught for over 40 years total. She was a member of A.A.U.W., Fort
ELLEN (INMAN) GILKEY, 87, of San Bruno, California, formerly of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, January 28, 2006, at Peninsula Hospital, Burlingame, California. Born May 4, 1918, in Blackford County, she was a schoolteacher for 33 years. She worked at Walnut Grove Schools near Noblesville, Hartford City
HARRY WILLIAM “BILL” McCLURE, 84, died Thursday, February 2, 2006, at River Terrace Estates, Bluffton. Born in Payne, Ohio, he was the son of Joseph Lester McClure and Harriett Hoover Cambray. He lived most of his life in Fort Wayne and was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and D.A.V.
ROBERT V. “BOBBY” ESHCOFF, 78, of Fort Wayne, died Tuesday, January 31, 2006, at his residence. The lifelong resident of Fort Wayne served in the Army during World War II. His parents, Vasil Eshcoff and Olga (Paliganoff) were born in Macedonia. He started in the restaurant business with
LOUIS F. PASTORIK, 60, of New Haven, died Sunday, January 22, 2006 after a short battle with lung cancer. He was born on July 4, 1945, in Hungary. “He understood the value of love, friendship and humor. He is loved by many and will truly be missed.” He fled Hungary with his family as a
ELMER L. WILES, 86, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, January 26, 2006, at his residence. Born June 6, 1919, in New Castle, he worked in management at Dana Corp., retiring after 36 years of service in 1983. He was a World War II Army Veteran. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He loved playing
HELENE H. ELLIOTT, 89, of Fort Wayne, died Thursday, February 2, 2006, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. Born September 4, 1916, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, she was a member of Avalon Missionary Church. She and her husband served under the Missionary Church for 26 years, in foreign missionary service,
MARC R. ROYER, 37, of Auburn, died Saturday, February 4, 2006, in DeKalb County. Born November 15, 1968, in Fort Wayne, he was a Steamfitter at Local 166 working for Wagner-Meinert, Inc. He was a graduate of Elmhurst High School and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ivy Tech, receiving an Associates
DAVID JON ROYER, 34, of Fort Wayne, died Saturday, February 4, 2006, in DeKalb County. Born March 10, 1971, in Fort Wayne, he was a Steamfitter for 13 years at Local 166 working for Shambaugh & Son. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church. He was an avid Nascar fan, enjoyed 4-wheeling,
Marine Corps Pvt. Travis L. Day, son of Edward Day of Fort Wayne, Indiana recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, California designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.
Day and fellow recruits began their training at 5 a.m.,
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If you have several years to go until retirement, now is the right time to determine about how much annual income you can count on as a retiree. And if it looks like you might be coming up short, you’ll want to take action soon.
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Lock-down defense, home court fans and sizzling second-half shooting earned the University of Saint Francis women’s basketball team a 72-62 win over eighth-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University and with the win at least a share of the 2006 Mid-Central Conference regular season championship.
On a peaceful day in 1607, three British ships arrive in the heart of Virginia to establish Jamestown, the first permanent settlement in the “new world.” Led by the power-hungry Captain Christopher Newport (Christopher Plummer) and the rugged rebel John Smith (Colin Farrell), an ill-equipped
There’s no dress code or valet parking. They just like to keep it this way, friendly and neighborly at a local restaurant/bar in Waynedale, called the Waynewood Inn.
At this humble spot along Airport Expressway and Bluffton Roads, clientele includes everyone from CEOs to truck drivers. It is
The Roanoke Baptist Blazers High School varsity basketball team ended the month of January on fire, having won three in a row and 9 of eleven. The wheels came off over the next ten days, however, as the Blazers lost to 3 of their next 4 opponents. Even more discouraging than the losses themselves
“Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants.” Mother Theresa.
Every Thursday at 7 a.m., whether it is 0 degrees or 80 degrees, a dedicated group of high school students are making a difference. Between 60-80 Bishop
Students from Bishop Luers High School, St. Therese Elementary, faculty, parents and friends joined together for a service “entrusting” the Jubilee Pilgrim Cross of the Diocese of Fort Wayne/South Bend.
During the service on Friday, February 3, 2006, Father Joe Rulli spoke of “keeping