HONORING THE FALLEN

A Waynedale veterans group celebrated the recent Veterans’ Day with a powerful memorial to service people lost in the line of duty.

In celebration of Veterans’ Day, the American Legion Post 241 put on display its “Honor the Fallen Wall,” showing hundreds of pictures of the myriad of servicemen and servicewomen lost in the line of duty since Sept. 11, 2001.

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SERVING THE COMMUNITY WITH A HEARTY BREAKFAST

“One of the best kept secrets in Waynedale” continued its tradition recently, doling out breakfast goodies to all in attendance.
The Waynedale Masonic Lodge No. 739 recently hosted their monthly Community Breakfast, welcoming anyone who had an empty morning belly and was willing to give the Masons a donation of their choice.

Located at 7039 Elzey Street,

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QUIMBY VILLAGE CONTINUES CONSTRUCTION

The long-standing Village Bowl at Quimby Village is finally no more.

Demolition on the venerable old building was completed about the middle of October, according to officials from Sweetwater Sound, the company that owns the Quimby Village property.

“The building was so dilapidated,” said Jeff Osterman, Vice President of Performance Improvement with

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LET ‘EM RUN & PLAY AT PAWSTER PARK

David Siples shepherded his two puppies around the moist grass, as they ran, scratched and sniffed everything in sight.

On a recent cool and breezy autumn afternoon, the Waynedale man brought his two dogs to Pawster Park to let them run, play and socialize with other local canines and their owners.

Quietly tucked off Winchester Road, and cleverly named Paws

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CELEBRATING THE MIRACULOUS WORLD OF BUTTERFLIES

Koko Carpenter sat perfectly still, watching carefully as a stranger painted a tiny lady bug on her dainty hand.

The four-year-old little girl was remarkably calm amidst the swirl of activity all around her as the annual Monarch Festival was held at Eagle Marsh on September 9.

Hosted by the Little River Wetlands Project (LRWP), and held inside the cavernous

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TILLMAN PARK RENOVATES DISC GOLF COURSE

A local park is sporting a new and improved disc golf course, courtesy of the Fort Wayne Parks Department and a local club.

Featuring new tee pads, new mulch on several fairways, and new signage throughout the course, a better disc golf course was unveiled at Tillman Park last month.

The park’s course – located along Tillman Road between Calhoun and Lafayette

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COOKING UP HEALTHY OPTIONS WITH HEALING KITCHEN PROGRAM

As a former writer, copy editor and teacher, Sophia Ulmer had no idea what her future had in store.

These days, however, the 30-year-old is spending her time teaching community members how to work with, prepare, and eat more healthy food.

“We need programs like this,” Ulmer said. “Food is everything and education is everything. It’s imperative that we empow

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MUSTARD SEED FURNITURE BANK EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT

Imagine being a child who’s just had a long day at school, and not much for dinner. You’re ready for a good night’s sleep, but your family’s too poor to even afford to get you a bed, pillows, sheets, or blankets of your own.

That’s the problem that one local teenager is hoping to remedy with his altruistic Eagle Scout project, aimed at securing beds and bedding for

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INDIANA TECH CONVERTING DONALD ROSS GOLF COURSE

If you’ve recently driven by the Donald Ross Golf Course on South Calhoun Street, you might have assumed it’s totally closed right now.

With the arcing mounds of dirt covering the fairways and numerous construction equipment dotting the landscape, it doesn’t exactly look open for golfing.

“People drive by and don’t realize the front nine is still open,” sa

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FIGHTING HUNGER WITH SUMMER LUNCHES

Programs throughout Fort Wayne are helping to make sure kids get a nutritious lunch during the summertime.

One of the biggest servers of affordable summer grub is the venerable Community Harvest Food Bank, and its Kids Café program.

The food bank operates five centers throughout Allen County where kids can go to get the free or reduced-price lunch they norm

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HALLS CLOSED & UNDER CONSTRUCTION OPENING SOON

For Jeff Hall, it’s been a month of questions.

As one of the owners of Hall’s restaurants, he’s had to tell numerous customers who stop-in to the venerable Bluffton Road restaurant, exactly what’s going on at the diner, and why it’s been closed for the last month.

Renovation construction on the time-honored favorite is moving ahead, but more slowly than mana

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MORE THAN JUST BOOKS AT THE WAYNEDALE LIBRARY

Mary Miller, a black belt in martial arts, normally spends her spare time teaching classes at the Basche School in Fort Wayne.

But, on a recent, sunny summer morning, she holed up in a conference room at the Waynedale branch of the Allen County Public Library, punching, kicking and shouting with a group of youngsters looking to learn a little more about karate

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SPRUCING UP THE CITY

Lierin Rossman spends most of her week working hard as an attorney at the downtown law firm of Stucky, Lauer & Young. But on a recent, chilly April morning, she was shuffling through a Waynedale park, toting a flimsy, plastic trash bag and picking up other people’s garbage.

As part of a citywide – and nationwide – effort to clean trash from parks, neighborh

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CLEANING OUR CITY’S WATER IS COMPLEX

Vicky Zehr knows the routine.

After 28 years with the city of Fort Wayne, she’s become something of an expert on the city’s Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant on Baltes Avenue downtown.

“This lets the public see what’s here and see how they get their water,” Zehr said after leading a tour of about 30 people around the facility one recent Saturday morning. “I

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