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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.

THE REALLY BIG “E”

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To the average individual who has never had the wonderful opportunity to become involved in the Elmhurst Little League, one would assume it is just what the name implies, a little group of little boys and girls playing an unorganized game of baseball on a Saturday afternoon.

That, my friends, is hardly a true picture of Elmhurst Little League from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Our Elmhurst Little League is a vast culmination of 300 or more highly trained disciplined young individuals, with dedicated...

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SAFE, RESPONSIBLE FIREWORKS USE

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The American traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation's birthday on the Fourth of July. However, fireworks can turn a joyful celebration into a painful memory when children and adults are injured while using fireworks.

Did you know sparklers can reach 1,800 Fahrenheit – hot enough to melt gold? The recently released U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Fireworks Injury Report estimates that in 2013 approximately 11,400 people...

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JIM & BARB!

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Congratulations to Barb and Jim Lambert on their 20th anniversary. They will be traveling to Las Vegas to celebrate and for the Optimist International Convention. Safe travels!

HACKBARTH FIVE GENERATION FAMILY

Details The Hackbarth multi-generational family enjoy working together at the florist and greenhouse.

The Hackbarth family from the Waynedale area is celebrating five generations with the birth of Preston Charles Hackbarth, March 7, 2014 at Lutheran Hospital.

Great Grandparents, Doug and Sandy Hackbarth, owner/operators of Broadview Florist and Greenhouse are fortunate to include their mothers as Active Great Great Grandmothers. Doug's mother, Majorie Pugh of Florida and Sandy's mother, Lois Quill, Waynedale area, are pictured with Grandmother Heather Hawkins, mother Dominique Hackbarth and...

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GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT SUMMER READING

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While summer is a break from school, the Sylvan Learning Center of Fort Wayne doesn't believe that the time off should also be a break from learning. A recent survey* from Sylvan Learning found that on average, kids spend significantly more of their free time playing outside (30%), playing video games (17%) and watching TV (18%) than reading (12%). Additionally, research** has shown that kids should read at least five books over the summer, yet 46 percent of tweens are reading four or fewer...

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RUMMAGE & BAKE SALE TO RAISE FUNDS IN HONOR OF LOCAL TEEN

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A rummage and bake sale and concession stand fundraiser will be held for COTA in honor of Noel Resor, a Fort Wayne-area child who needs a kidney transplant. The event is planned for Saturday, July 19, at Avalon Missionary Church's Family Life Center, 1212 Lower Huntington Road-Parking Lot, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

15-year-old Noel anticipates a kidney transplant at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

Those interested in...

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WAYNEDALE INITIATIVE APPRECIATES LOCAL FUNDRAISER

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The Waynedale Trails & Sidewalks fundraiser that was hosted on Sunday, June 22nd by Bobick's Golf and The Stand was indeed a success! Both businesses were steady throughout the day as families visited, all enjoying free buckets of balls for children from Bobick's, then cooling down afterwards with free cones from The Stand for the kids.

Committee member for the Waynedale Initiative Camille Garrison praised the two businesses for their support as well as the several volunteers who donated...

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BOBICK'S & THE STAND PARTNER FOR WAYNEDALE TRAILS

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Two popular local businesses will be hosting a joint fundraiser for the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative on Sunday, June 22nd from Noon to 5 p.m.

Bobick's has pledged l00% of the proceeds from the driving range to go to the fund as well as providing kid's 12 or younger a free bucket of balls. The Stand will be donating $1.00 from each Coney dog sold to the Waynedale Trails and Sidewalks Initiative and will also serve free soft serve ice cream cones to children 12 or under accompanied...

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WAYNEDALE UMC PASTOR RETIRES

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When I broke my leg last summer and was at a really low point, I was visited at my home by Waynedale United Methodist Church Pastor Mike Harris. He seemed to know just what to say to me and his friendly visit and words of encouragement helped me make it through a very difficult time.

I am one of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of people whose lives have been touched by Pastor Harris during the 16 years he has led Waynedale United Methodist Church. Pastor Mike, as many know him, will be...

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