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The latest breaking news stories from around the Waynedale, (South / Southwest Fort Wayne) Indiana community are all found here. These articles are written by our local writers and contain area events, happenings and general public interest coverage. If you have a news tip, idea for an article or suggestion, please click here to submit your Waynedale news.

LEFTFEST FORT WAYNE 2014

Details Hubie Ashcraft will entertain at Leftfest by performing hits composed or sung by leftys.

What: Second Annual LeftFest – Fort Wayne
When: Wednesday, August 13
Where: 4005 South Wayne Ave., Fort Wayne
Time: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Why: To celebrate Southpaws and their contributions and to bring attention to the challenges they face adapting to a world designed for right- handed people.

Funds will be raised to give a helping South"paw" to the Allen County SPCA by encouraging attendees to drop a quarter in a special container every time they use the "R" word to mean "correct".

Every year...

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BLUE STAR BANNER - Message From The Mayor

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We continue to see unprecedented momentum in our City by investing in our future, attracting and retaining jobs, and remaining committed to enhancing our neighborhoods.

As part of our efforts to win the future and work together as a community, I recently had the opportunity to host a recognition event to celebrate the safe return of the first recipient of a Blue Star Banner.

Brian Kiess works in the City's Division of Public Works and recently returned home from deployment with the U.S. Army...

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EARLY COLLEGE AT WAYNE HS

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Fort Wayne Community Schools will offer the Early College program at North Side and Wayne high schools beginning in the 2014-15 school year. FWCS will partner with Ivy Tech Community College for the program at Wayne.

The Early College program allows students starting in their freshman year to experience rigorous high school and college coursework while still in high school.

This opportunity further prepares students for college and careers after high school. Nationwide, students who...

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TEEN BUILT LRWP PICNIC AREA FOR EAGLE PROJECT

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On July 27, 2014 Ben Steyer of Fort Wayne, received his Eagle Scout designation at a Court of Honor conducted by Boy Scout Troop 349, held at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents Marvin and Benita Steyer.

Ben said that achieving his Eagle Scout Award is one of his proudest accomplishments.

Scoutmaster Chad Tranter of Boy Scouts of America Troop 349, Miami District, Anthony Wayne Area Council, reported...

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FROGAPALOOZA TO HONOR JAY JORGENSEN & RICK PHILLIPS

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Two local businessmen with a lifelong commitment to conservation, Jay Jorgensen and Rick Phillips, will be honored as Hidden Heroes of Conservation at Little River Wetlands Project's fifth annual Frogapalooza fundraiser on Friday evening, October 24 at the Fort Wayne Country Club. Tickets are $100 each or $800 for a table of eight. All proceeds from the event help LRWP to care for its almost 1,200 acres of wetland nature preserves and offer its free nature programs that serve thousands of...

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MIAMI INDIAN BEADWORK

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Miami Indian Heritage Days on Saturday, August 2, at the Chief Richardville House, 5705 Bluffton Road, features Katrina Mitten showcasing Native American Bead Work.

Sponsored by the History Center, Miami Indian Heritage Days programs are held from 1-4 pm on the first Saturday of the month May through November.

Mitten is a member of the Miami tribe of Oklahoma but was born and raised in Indiana, her tribal homelands. In her early teens she began learning the art of embroidery style beadwork of...

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EDUCATIONAL WING EXPANSION AT ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON PARISH

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On the evening of July 8, dozens of parishioners, both young and old, took walking tours of the new educational wing expansion at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish that is in the final phase of construction. The construction is due to be finished in the coming weeks, well in time for the opening of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School on August 13.

On hand to show the newly constructed rooms and answer questions were St. Elizabeth Ann Seton priests Father Jim Shafer and Father Ben Muhlenkamp...

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LOCAL LIONS CLUB MEMBERS EARN COMMUNITY AWARDS

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The Lions Club has been an active group in Waynedale and other areas of Fort Wayne for many years. This summer marked a number of extraordinary honors being awarded to some local members.

The following Lions Club events took place on June 10, 2014 at Brookwood Golf Course Club House. Although not pictured, Waynedale Lions Club Secretary, Lynn Henschen, received a Chevron Award for 45 years of Lions service with the Waynedale Club.

Of The Foster Park Lions Club, past President, Lion Ryan J...

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EAGLE MARSH MONARCH FESTIVAL

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One of North America's most iconic—and increasingly threatened—butterflies takes center stage at Little River Wetlands Project's fourth annual Monarch Festival, to be held Saturday, September 13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eagle Marsh barn, 6801 Engle Road, Fort Wayne.

The family-friendly festival will feature educational displays and activities related to monarchs, many along a trail framed by 10-foot-tall native sunflowers. Visitors will learn about monarchs' life cycle, migration and...

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