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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.

HONORING THE WORLD WAR II GENERATION

Details CHARLIE WALTER GRAND MARSHALL OF THE WAYNEDALE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE.

Waynedale's parade will proceed down Old Trail Road with Colors and Units from American Legion Post 241, AMVets Post 33, VFW Post 1421 and the 40@8 locomotive to follow. There will be clowns, clowns, and more clowns, antique cars and trucks, fire engines, dogs, cats, horses and bikes. The parade ends at the Prairie Grove Cemetery.

A ceremony to honor all soldiers follows at the cemetery. The Master of Ceremony for Waynedale's 2004 Memorial Day will be Ron Kizer.

Ron was born in Fort Wayne on...

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HEY KIDS YOU CAN LEARN TO FISH LIKE BILLY TOO!

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Billy Kinder, with his BIG catch of the day-a nice Largemouth Bass. Looking on is Billy's sister Brooke. Their proud parents are Bill and Lisa Kinder of Michael Kinder and Sons Contractors.

Hey kids, you can learn to fish like Billy too!

Come to the Southwest Conservation Club on Bluffton Road right after the parade on Memorial Day. It is a Catch and Release Fishing Contest! The Waynedale News is giving away fishing poles! Free fishing instructions and bait will be provided by The Bait...

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WAYNEDALE NATIVE STARTS OWN CHIROPRACTIC BUSINESS

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James Patrick Nill (Jayme) was born on March 17th, 1977 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Fort Wayne. His parents, Jim and June Nill took him home to his then residence of 1927 Maplewood Avenue in the Avalon Neighborhood of Waynedale. Growing up in such a close community, Jayme was able to play with the other neighborhood kids and swim at the Avalon pool. He frequently visited his amazing great grandmother Princess Delight Poorman and his grandparents Earl and Beverly Fleck, who are the parents of...

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A VISIT WITH WORLD WAR II VETERANS

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On Monday, May 17th 2004, a visit by WWII Veterans Max Snodgrass, Ed Stoppenhagen, Mike Miller, Everett Zellers, and Norm Braun took place at Richard Milburn High School, 508 East Washington Blvd. This visit was arranged by instructor Keith Roman from Milburn High School and Commander Larry Thiele of David Parrish American Legion Post 296, 130 West Tillman Road, Fort Wayne.

The Veterans were interviewed by the high school students for a history class assignment.

Thanks to the Veterans for...

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MILITARY NEWS

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Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Mary T. Anderson, daughter of Martha J. Anderson of Fort Wayne, IN, is currently in the middle of a routine, scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean Sea while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Cole, homeported in Norfolk, VA.

Anderson's ship is part of the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group, deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The primary mission of Anderson's ship is to provide multi-mission offensive and defensive capabilities. USS...

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GREAT AMERICAN CLEAN-UP

Details (L-R) Ana, Lauren, Carly and Raven.  Brownie Leaders are Betty Hyder and Kitty Burnworth.

On Saturday, May 15th, Brownie Troop #704 participated in the Great American Clean-up. They worked cleaning the Belle Vista neighborhood, in the Remington and Rosalia Drive area. It was a chilly Saturday morning but the kids pitched right in and got the job done. There was an after clean-up party at Headwaters Park which provided hot dogs and chips and featured music between 11:30am and 2:00pm.

CONGRATS ST. JOSEPH ST. ELIZABETH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER TEAM!

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The 6th grade Girl's Soccer Team from St. Joseph - St. Elizabeth School 5/6th grade are the C.Y.O. Soccer Champions!
Their team is coached by Bob Christian and Joe Spatt.

SARAH FISHER TO DRIVE BRYANT HEATING AND COOLING ENTRY IN 88TH INDY 500

Details Sarah Fisher, driver of the #39 Kelley Racing Bryant Heating and Cooling Special qualified 24th on Saturday, May 16th.  Kelley Racing’s Scott Sharp also qualified.   Green Flag is set for 11am on Sunday, May 30th.

Kelley Racing announced that Bryant Heating and Cooling Systems will be the primary sponsor of the #39 entry for Sarah Fisher at the 88th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, May 30, 2004.

Tom Kelley, co-owner of Kelley Racing, is pleased with the addition of a second car for Kelley's Indianapolis 500 effort. "Bryant has been an excellent partner to Kelley Racing over the past six seasons and we're thrilled that they have stepped up to provide sponsorship for Sarah at Indianapolis,"...

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LUCKY FEW THAT FLED

Details Luu Family-Hoping to someday return to Vietnam to visit family.   It would be their first visit since the war.   (L-R) Anh, Janette, Kenneth, and Long Luu.

April 30th 1975, those of you over 50 will probably remember the videos that were playing on all the national news channels. A helicopter was lifting off the roof of the American Embassy in Saigon. People were hanging on to the chopper skids; some were falling back to the roof as the helicopter departed to one of the waiting ships. On board ship, the American soldiers were pushing all sorts of ordinance overboard, to make room for the passengers. Jeeps, armored vehicles, and helicopters...

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