High Tech school encourages learning

 “We force our students to think harder to think about their futures,” said Liz Bryan, director of the New Technology Network, a 4-year program housed within Wayne High School on the south side of Fort Wayne.   ‘New Tech @ Wayne’, as the program is called locally, began in 2009. Bryan explained the concept of... Continue Reading →

Char Binkley lives life to the fullest

I listened to Char Binkley as a radio announcer on WBCL radio in Ft Wayne Indiana for years before interviewing her for this article which appeared in the Ossian Sun Riser in Fall 2011. Her smooth voice and careful, prepared method of interviewing people on the air influenced me, even before I knew I wanted... Continue Reading →

Couple married 74 years offers hints for staying happily married

In 2007 my mother introduced me to a couple she had attended church with during her childhood. I was amazed to learn Thurman and Alma Weaver of Huntington, IN, were in their 90’s and still lived at home. Even more amazing, they had been married on July 7, 1937—so they were married for 70 years!... Continue Reading →

Marlene Hoopingarner — Master Crafter

I met Marlene Hoopingarner through the volunteer group Stitches of Hope. She is a fantastic knitter. She excels at other crafts too . I’ve appreciated her talent for producing quality caps that are given to cancer patients and other people who lose hair from cancer. It was a joy writing about her for Senior Living... Continue Reading →

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