Allen Shaw

Allen is a lifetime resident of Waynedale. He graduated from Elmhurst High School and was a formal choral director there as well. He also graduated from Fort Wayne Bible College, where he met his wife Deb (Lehman) Shaw. He coached gymnastics at South Side High School and was a Worship Pastor at Life

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A LETTER FROM SANTA CLAUS

My dearest children of the world,

I am about to set out on my busiest night of the year. Soon, I will travel 24 hours and reach every corner of the world. Even though I have been doing this for centuries, that miracle still confounds me. Preparations for this special night began long before I was on

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A TOMB WITH A VIEW

What family entertainment was readily at hand,
well before the internet and Netflix were in demand?
A dream it would be to have kids all bathed and in jammies,
and still watch a movie with friends Ruth, Jill or Sammy?
In 1940 the Fort Wayne Drive-In made this no longer a dream.

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GOING THE EXTRA MILE FOR A BEAUTIFUL SMILE

Each year a team of dedicated dentists, dental hygienists, assistants and support staff from around the country get together for a very important house call. Founded and led by Dr. Thomas Blake, our own general dentist in Waynedale, Sonrisas Sieprew (Smile Always) sets out each year for Honduras to

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MELISSA’S LONG JOURNEY HOME

Melissa Long has been a lighthouse to our community for more than 30 years, informing us of danger and shining as a beacon of light to illuminate the beauty of our city. She worked a full-time second shift job as News Anchor at 21Alive News. We only saw the tip of the iceberg at
5:00, 6:00 and

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WAYNEDALE NATIVE GOES PRO

Steven D. Thurber, 26, a 6’1” guard, signed with the Indiana Dream, a semi-pro basketball team located in Muncie, Indiana. Steven will be the starting guard for the 2016 Dream. Steven’s fiancée, Selina and his 3 children, Tori, 5; Tina, 2; and Steven Jr., 9 months, mean so much to him. Steven

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I RESOLVE TO HAVE NO MORE RESOLUTIONS

New Year’s resolutions usually last about as long as the batteries in our children’s Christmas toys. So why do we even make them in the first place? I know I am sincere when I resolve to lose weight or be nicer to my “no good, rotten, selfish co-worker”. But something ALWAYS tempts me, like

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IT TAKES A CITY TO REBUILD A VILLAGE

The support for revitalizing the downtown and river districts in Fort Wayne has finally overflowed to Quimby Village. Some of my greatest childhood memories are filled with adventures there. My first movie experience took place in the Clyde Theater. Dad took the whole family to see “How The West

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THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE WAYNEDALE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Open your eyes! Believe it or not! We are surrounded by holiday happenings wherever you look. Music and lights in stores and homes remind us of such joyous occasions.

The official Waynedale Christmas Tree, located in front of the Southwest Conservation Club, has been decorated by students from St.

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ELMHURST FOOTBALL …0-64

High school football teams in our part of the state,
Have a history of being exceptionally great!

Teams like Cadets, Bruins and ‘Skins,’
Saints, Hawks and Knights, all amass plenty of wins.

Even Wayne Generals never lost so much.
But our Trojans’ streak was too untouchable to touch.
A

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PASS THE VENISON & CLAMS, GRAMPS

Thanksgiving is one of the greatest traditions we as Americans celebrate each year. Dating back more than 150 years before our independence, it is hard to think of a time in our history when this holiday was not observed. There is always some question as to when or even where the first Thanksgiving

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HILL’S FAMILY MARKET PREPARING FOR FOURTH GENERATION

Anyone who has driven down Lower Huntington Road lately will notice big changes at Hill’s Meat Market. A new building, (which will double the size of the existing one), is being built to the east of the existing market.  Current owner, “Chuck” Hill said, “We hoped to open the new store during

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NEW NAME, NEW OWNER, SAME GREAT TRADITION

One of Waynedale’s most successful restaurants will be under new ownership beginning November 1st. Spyro’s Pancake House, located at 4410 Bluffton Road has been purchased by Marc Amans. Mr. Amans assured us there will be no change in menu and pricing. The same friendly Wait Staff and Kitchen Manager

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A LIFE COMMITTED TO TEACHING

Don Goss knew what direction he wanted to focus his life on long before most people even know what their favorite ice cream is. Those of us who know “Mister Goss” (as I always called him) have seen him as a theater and art teacher at Elmhurst High School. Goss spent 56 years teaching there and

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