KENNETH PAUL HITZEMAN, 71

KENNETH PAUL HITZEMAN, 71 of Villa Rica, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 19, 2017.

Mr. Hitzeman was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on March 8, 1946, the son of the late Paul G. Hitzeman and Bertha Mary Geise Hitzeman. He served in the United States Marine Corps. He retired from ALP Lighting in 2010

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VERN E. “JUNIOR” BOOKER, 76

VERN E. “JUNIOR” BOOKER, 76, of Fort Wayne passed away on Friday, November 24, 2017. He was born on July 9, 1941 in Bluffton, Indiana, a son the of the late Vernon and Margery (Miller) Booker whom survives.

Vern served in the U.S. Army. He worked a Zollners for 39 years and at Citywide Delivery

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EQUIPMENT & MANPOWER READY TO CLEAR HIGHWAYS THIS WINTER

The Allen County Highway Department is already making its plans for the upcoming season.
Department uses several types of vehicles for snow and ice control – five graders, 27 tandem-axle dump trucks, seven single-axle dump trucks and four one-ton small dump trucks. ACHD also uses ten heavy-duty

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SHAW PUBLISHES BOOK IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

“Brainstorms! A Big Hole and the North Pole”

This is Allen Shaw’s second book in the “Brainstorms” series. It again follows the imaginary travels of a young boy and his grandfather. This time there is a trip to the North Pole, but there is a surprising twist at the end of their journey, that

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December 8, 2017 – CLASSIFIEDS

FREE C.N.A. CLASSES
Kingston Residence is accepting applications for Certified Nursing Assistant students.

Flexible hours, competitive wage, and full benefits available after training completion.

Apply in person: Kingston Residence 7515 Winchester Rd. Fort Wayne, IN 46819 or online at:

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JOSEPH P. SPECHT, 82

JOSEPH P. SPECHT, 82, died October 13, 2017 after an extended illness. Joe lived in the Waynedale area, where together with his wife they raised their family. He was born in Turtle Creek, Pennsylvania on March 21, 1935. Joe met his future wife Carol (Blance) Specht while both were students at Elmhurst

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CAPTAIN NEIL NEWHARD, 72

CAPTAIN NEIL NEWHARD, 72, Cruz Bay, St. John, USVI, and Rome City, Indiana, passed away on November 24, 2017. Neil was born in Fort Wayne, IN on November 3, 1945, the son of Laura Mae and Paul Newhard who preceded him in death in 1949 and 1980, respectively.

Neil was a sea captain, an artist, a master

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RICHARD V. SMITH, 91

RICHARD V. SMITH, 91, of Fort Wayne, passed away Friday, November 17, 2017 at Covington Manor. He was born December 5, 1925 in Hartford City, Indiana to the late Orland and Eleanor (Neal) Smith. He retired in 1987, working as a machinist. He had worked for a number of companies including General Electric

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December 8, 2017 – COMMUNITY CALENDAR

GIVE BACK WITH OUTBACK
When: Wed. Dec 13, 4-10p
Where: Outback Steakhouse 5455 Coventry Ln.
Add’l: 15% of your total check will be donated to the for Us Navy Sea Cadets – Summit City Division, when you mention the fundraiser.

CHRISTMAS IN WAYNEDALE
When: Sat. Dec 16,
noon-1:30p
Where:

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GIFTS THAT KEEP ON GIVING

The Sunshine Circle of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church recently sent a check to Lutheran World Relief for the following items: A Hen and Chicks, and a Piglet.

These are gifts that keep on giving. The eggs from the hen and sometimes even a chick is given by the original receiver to a relative, friend

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December 8, 2017 – WORSHIP IN WAYNEDALE

MOUNT CALVARY
LUTHERAN CHURCH
www.mtcalvaryftwayne.org
1819 Reservation Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46819
(260) 747-4121
Worship Times:
All Year
Saturday 5:00p
Sunday

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‘GIA’, A RESCUED AND DISABLED DOG WITH A PURPOSE

Born with a disability, a dog named Gia, was given to a rescuer. After a thorough exam from a veterinarian, it was decided that Gia’s leg needed to be amputated, due to a congenital birth defect. This tagged Gia as a tripawd-a three-legged dog.

Amanda, the dog’s rescuer and trainer, realized

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FESTIVAL OF LESSONS AND CAROLS

St. Therese Catholic Church, 2304 Lower Huntington Rd., Fort Wayne, will host a Festival of Lessons and Carols on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge, but a free-will offering will be taken up to benefit the Saint Vincent de Paul Society of the parish. All are welcome.

Presented by the

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10 WAYS TO BEAT THE HOLIDAY BLUES

We see it on television, magazine ads and movies — a table covered with delicious food, a perfectly decorated house, and family and friends laughing together in the glow of a warm fire. Unrealistic expectations can lead to the “holiday blues,” which often begins before Thanksgiving and lasts

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PARTNERS 1ST OFFERS SUPPORT TO THE COMMUNITY

On November 29th, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union held a Grand Opening for their new location in Waynedale. Located near the BMV at 6731 Old Trail Road, the new branch has a completely remodeled interior and a coat of fresh paint on its exterior. When the credit union moved into the vacant space,

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CHRISTMAS SERVICES AT PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL

Christmas time is here again, and for the Waynedale community that means a special event that has become a staple of the season in the past few years! Prairie Grove Chapel will once again be holding their annual Christmas services on Saturday, December 23 at 5pm and 7pm.

The Prairie Grove Chapel and

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November 24, 2017 – WORSHIP IN WAYNEDALE

CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
6301 Winchester Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46819
(260) 747-9218
Sunday Worship:
Worship Service
9:30a
Coffee & Conversation 10:30a
Sunday School
10:40a
Lighthouse Worship 10:45a
. . .
BREAKFAST WITH

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November 24, 2017 – COMMUNITY CALENDAR

CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
When: Dec. 1, 2, 8 & 9
6-9p
Where: 2726 Carroll Rd.
Add’l: Experience a Christmas lit evening with the DeKalb County Horseman’s Association’s horse-drawn wagon rides. Enjoy a Nativity scene, choirs, music and live animals in a country barn.

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November 24, 2017 – CLASSIFIEDS

PAINTING CONTRACTOR
E & L Decorating
(260) 267-4396

All types of painting and wall covering.
Residential & Commercial
Drywall repairs also.
Decades of experience in the Fort Wayne area.

LOCAL HONEY
Our honey is raw, local (from Fort Wayne & Waynedale Hives) and packed with pollen and

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EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN USING ALTERNATIVE HEATING

Cooler weather is expected this week, and Hoosiers trying to avoid turning on the heat should exercise caution when using alternative methods to heat their homes.

“Alternative heating sources are one of the leading causes of home fires and fire-related deaths each year,” said State Fire Marshal

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BE ALERT WHEN COOKING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, and many home fires and related injuries are caused by unattended cooking. During the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the State Fire Marshal are reminding citizens to remain attentive

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ELMHURST: A FOND GOOD-BYE

We came to walk the halls once more,
Knowing ‘twould be the last
We thought of teenage hopes and dreams
In that now distant past.

Lifelong friendships were formed right here
As thru the years they grew.
We smile fondly to recall that
Romance oft blossomed too.

We remembered favorite teachers,
Those

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EHS FINAL VIEWING

Letter To The Editor:
It had the feel of a funeral visitation.

My last visit a few years ago hoped to see familiar faces. But this visit on November 10, 2017 occasioned a last viewing of what had been so much a part of our lives decades ago. The familiar Elmhurst High School gymnasium where so many

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FOURTH GRADE SAINTS COME ALIVE

A five-year tradition continued as information about the lives of 42 saints was shared by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School fourth graders. This month-long study of saints was spearheaded by teachers Sarah Darling and Katie Burchardt. The project involved students researching the lives of

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DELORES M. SCREETON, 94

DELORES M. SCREETON, 94, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Lutheran Hospital surrounded by her loving family. A lifelong Fort Wayne resident, the daughter of the late Emmett and Loretta (Moushey) Winkler. Delores was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church and employed at Wayne

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