Sunday, after church, we loaded our harp into the van, then, connected the van to the tent trailer. We were soon on our way to a music camp for our daughter Elliana to be part of an orchestra and a choir. We arrived at our destination shortly before five in the afternoon and rushed to the school where
BILLIE F. RYKARD, 88, died Wednesday, August 9, 2017. She was born in Kirkmansville, KY on August 27, 1928. Billie retired from Parkview Memorial Hospital in 1993 after 21 years of service. She served well over 20 years as president of BelleVista/Allendale Neighborhood Association and was a member
In my last column I mentioned that several staff members here at Wayne Township would be retiring in the coming months. I’d like to tell you about three of them today.
Bonnie Freeman has worked for the Wayne Township Trustee Office since 1990. She was in the accounting department for several years
“If the first week of August is unusually warm—the coming Winter will be snowy and long.”
“For every fog in August, there will be a snowfall in Winter.”
“If cold August follows a hot July, it foretells a Winter hard and dry.”
From Weather Lore
The dog days of summer are dwindling
My wife, Marty, has served as a volunteer at Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control for more than 17 years. She’s come home with dozens of stories of animals – mostly about dogs and cats – some with happy endings and a few with sad outcomes.
Baxter was a two-year-old male turned into the shelter
Anthony Wayne Rotary along with The Fort Wayne Rotary Club will host the 5K Run / Walk to Eradicate Polio on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at Shoaff Park in Fort Wayne. The cost to participate is $25 (early registration) per person. All proceeds raised go to fight polio and will be matched two-for-one
You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest. Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.
For the freshest flavor, always prepare and serve vegetables
Gerti Wyss celebrated her 95th birthday with family on July 15th at Hoagland Park. All seven of her children were in attendance: Diana Cole, Bluffton, Indiana, Nick (Cheryl), Ron (Jean), Ken (Jean), Dan (Linda), Fort Wayne, Indiana, Russ (Sheila), Hoagland, IN and Tom, Miami, Florida. Also attending
We all want our kids to be successful. But if you are praising them only for their wins, and never their losses, you could be sabotaging their futures. Quite often, parents teach their children that mistakes are shameful, failure is bad and success alone is acceptable. But mistakes are necessary for
The Lifetime Sports Academy recently wrapped up its 20th summer with more than 1,000 participants this year and a total of 26,950 participants over the last 20 years. Group lessons in the lifetime sports of golf, tennis and swimming were offered to boys and girls ages 7-18. Lessons focused on skill
Even after decades, the Elmhurst class of 1967 is staying close.
This summer will mark 50 years since those folks tread the hallowed halls of Elmhurst High School, 3829 Sandpoint Road, and the class plans to mark the milestone anniversary with a 50-year reunion gala this summer.
The group plans to get
In just a few months the 100th mile of public, multi-use trail will be installed in the Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana trail network. This is an extraordinary accomplishment by the City of Fort Wayne, Allen County, New Haven, and all communities in our county with the assistance of many grassroots
Fifth District City Councilman Geoff Paddock will be hosting a special Fifth Tuesday meeting of the Fort Wayne City Council focusing on the Opioid Crisis in Fort Wayne. The meeting will be held in Room 30 of the City Council Chambers (Committee Room) on August 29 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM.
“We have a
Pastor Nathan Whittaker was installed as the Senior Pastor for Mount Calvary Lutheran Church on Sunday, July 30th. Pastor “Nate” Whittaker is a recent graduate of the Lutheran Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is married to his wife Tricia. They have two beautiful daughters Rachel,
Seeing a turtle in the road ahead as I drove over a hill, I slowed to give the turtle plenty time to cross the road ahead of me. Turtles, I thought as I watched the slow progress of the one in the road before me, evolved before dinosaurs. Here was a creature from the past. Not this one. It might be
The scarecrows watching you motor down Bluffton Road are there for more than just fooling passing motorists into thinking someone is scrutinizing them from the side of the road.
The dress-clad, flower-hatted dummies are there to watch over the Waynedale Community Garden, an urban patch of farmland
Billy had to get his chores done early. It was the heat, of course. Now that it’s summer, he no longer has to escort the kids across the street while Martin holds the sign. No kids at the crosswalk for a couple of weeks now.
So Billy, being the official town dog, was still kind of feeling his way
Science Central is helping Fort Wayne get ready for the first solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in almost 100 years!
We have sold out of viewing glasses, but are restocking our supply of solar viewer cards so that everyone can still enjoy the solar eclipse. Remember, never look directly at the sun, even
Indiana, along with the rest of the United States, continues to face a drug epidemic. Drug overdoses are now the No. 1 cause of accident-related deaths in our state, and addiction is wreaking havoc on Hoosier families and communities.
During the 2017 legislative session, the Indiana General Assembly
When I was a kid, I collected dolls with my mother. I loved them, but my brother thought they were creepy, which made me love them just a just a little more. I am not afraid of dolls, but demons really scare me. Annabelle: Creation tells the origin story of the evil doll using many of the same scare
The Shindigz National Soccer Festival will once again return to Fort Wayne for its 19th year on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, August 17th, 18th & 19th. The festival will grow to include three sites in 2017: Fort Wayne Sport Club, the University of Saint Francis and Warrior Field on the campus
Many “Seinfeld” fans may fondly remember “The Chaperone,” the episode in which the characters Elaine Benes and Mr. Justin Pitt meet for the first time. Elaine is interviewing at Doubleday, a publishing house in New York City. Her conversation with the managing editor turns to Jackie O and
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Days, nights and weekends available. Cooks, kitchen prep and dishwasher positions are available. Apply in person.
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You have probably heard that diversification is a key to investment success. So, you might think that if diversifying your investments is a good idea, it might also be wise to diversify your investment providers – after all, aren’t two (or more) heads better than one?
Before we look at that issue,
The 15th Annual Waynedale Community Picnic is so close you can almost hear the laughter and fun happening at Waynedale Park. The picnic organizers, Megan Ryan and Maria Sutherland are excited to be able to gather the community together for another year of such a fun event that has surely become one