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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.

WOUNDED WARRIORS PROGRAM

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Dear Patriots,
The Homes for Wounded Warriors Program (HWWP) is an Indiana Based 501C that has one mission - provide new or remodeled MORTGAGE FREE, specially adapted homes for seriously wounded veterans. Since we officially started in 2011, we have provided over $350,000 in new construction and reconstructed homes. We are one of the few organizations in America that can proudly say that our operating expenses are less than 15% of our total revenue. We currently have no paid staff members and a...

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WHEN YOU NEED US - WE ARE THERE

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Life is a journey. A baby is born, the parents and grandparents are delighted and begin that wonderful part of their life of watching this beautiful little one begin their life. The next big journey is the baby begins school and finally graduates from college and then begins a career, is married and the beginning of life for this family will begin again. However, the life's journey for our first baby in this article continues. Career, family, retirement and then we begin to witness many changes...

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PART 2 - WAYNE BASEBALL: A LOOK AT 2014

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Tryouts are over and teams are set. In total the Wayne Baseball program kept 31 players including 7 seniors, 10 juniors, 8 sophomores and 6 freshmen. Under the tutelage of Head coach Eric Sherrill both teams look to have a very promising year, if they can play to their potential. The Assistant coaches are Lucas Fisher, Tony Georgi, Craig McCall and Kyle Sorlie along with bookkeeper Jeff Herring and volunteer Kyle Cyr.

The varsity roster currently carries 18 players on it including 7 seniors, 9...

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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERAN'S DAY CEREMONY

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Riverview Cemetery is honored to be the site for the Welcome Home Vietnam Veteran's Day Ceremony. This will be the first celebration of its kind in Indiana.

On March 30, 2009, Congress proclaimed a national Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day to be March 30th each year. On March 3, 2014, Indiana officially recognized this day. This ceremony honors and recognizes the numerous contributions of veterans who served in Vietnam, and the importance of helping all of America's veterans return home and...

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4 WAYNEDALE BUSINESSES AWARDED FACADE FACELIFT

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On Tuesday, March 4th, Mayor Tom Henry announced, at a press conference at Coe Heating and Air Conditioning, that 13 local businesses will be awarded $303,859 in City Funding for the 2014 Commercial Façade Grants. These businesses have pledged $1.1 million in private funding to help improve their properties.

The Commercial Façade Grant program was started in 2008 by Mayor Tom Henry as a continuing commitment to help local businesses, especially in the heart of Fort Wayne, to thrive and grow...

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HOW MY PASSIONS IMPACT THE WORLD

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How do your Passions Impact the World? Well, the Southside Optimist Club held their annual Oratorical Contest for young students under 19 and heard ten students with outstanding speeches on their passions.

February 18 at Atz's Restaurant there were seven young ladies sharing, "How My Passions Impact the World," with our club members. There were some very inspiring, motivational and outstanding speeches. The club awarded medallions and an Optimist portfolio to the top three speakers.

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NATIONAL DISABILITY AWARENESS MONTH

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In March we celebrate National Disability Awareness month, and it truly is a celebration! So much has been accomplished, but there was a time when things were very different for people who have disabilities. There was a time when those with disabilities were left behind to die because they were seen as a burden to our nomadic ancestors. At another time in history disability was viewed as a manifestation of evil and it resulted in persecution. Persecution was eventually replaced in the 1800s by...

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MATTHEW 25 ANNOUNCES FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY AWARD RECIPIENTS

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Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic recently announced the recipients of the 2014 Fabric of the Community Award. The annual award recognizes outstanding dedication and ongoing support of Matthew 25. This year, the organization is recognizing Dr. Jim and Judy Frey for their longtime service and commitment to community wellness.

Dr. Jim Frey has diligently served the Matthew 25 clinics for over 20 years and has been a beacon of light in the Fort Wayne community. He shows kindness in caring for...

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6TH ANNUAL KINGSTON’S TASTE OF WAYNEDALE

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Kingston Residence will proudly sponsor the 6th Annual "Kingston's Taste of Waynedale" on Tuesday, March 18th from 4:30 -7:00 p.m. at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Road. The proceeds from this event will go to Community Harvest Food Bank and Fort Wayne Trails ~Waynedale Initiative.

Tickets are $15 each if paid in advance, $20 the day of the event. Please RSVP to 747-1523, cgarrison@kingstonhealthcare, or stop by between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Kingston, 7515 Winchester Road...

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