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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Ronnie McBrayer

Ronnie McBrayer was born in the foothills of the North Georgia Appalachians. He claims he barely survived the fire-and-brimstone, fundamentalist indoctrination of his hard shell Baptist-reared childhood. But in the great comedy of God, Ronnie has spent his adulthood in ministry, both preaching in

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Kasey Butcher

I am proud to be a Ft. Wayne native and really love the Summit City, especially the festivals and great places to eat downtown. I am also a big Tin Caps fan. I graduated from Homestead High school and then went on to Ball State University, where I earned my B.A. in English Literature with a minor

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Hal Vizino

Have you ever heard of Poughkeepsie, New York? That’s my hometown! It’s located 75 miles north of New York City on the Hudson River. My high school class of 1950 is celebrating its 60th reunion this fall. Following my gradation, I attended Earlham College in Richmond Indiana…a long

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Glenn Chesnut

Glenn F. Chesnut was Professor of History and Religious Studies at Indiana University in South Bend for 33 years, where he was one of their most popular teachers, winning Indiana University’s Herman Frederic Lieber Award for excellence in teaching in 1988. He has written a number of books on

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Ray McCune

Ray McCune is an import from the hills of West Virginia and is a former Associate Editor with The Waynedale News. He has lived in Waynedale for the last 45 years. He retired from a less rewarding job after 28 years of service with a local telephone company in 1994. He then took to his lifelong dream

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Alex Cornwell

The youngest newspaper owner in America, Alex Cornwell is a Waynedale community member, activist and supporter. He was recently awarded Distinguished Young Alumni by his Alma Mater, The University of Saint Francis for his works.

Starting as an employee in 2006, Alex undertook the ownership of the Waynedale

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Ron Coody

In April 2002 my family moved from Fort Wayne to Istanbul, Turkey on a work assignment. This is not the first time we have lived outside the United States. In 1993 we worked in the former Soviet Union in the newly formed republic of Kazakstan, a vast country of mostly empty Asian steppe whose few

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Alyce Faye Bragg

The oldest of seven children; born on Big Laurel Creek in Clay County, West Virginia in 1935. Mother of six children; grandmother of 22, and great-grandmother of 23.

Born and raised in the country, and still lives on the same farm where she was raised. Has a sincere love for nature and the beauty of

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