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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.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION SETS BANQUET DATE

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The East Central Indiana Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) will hold its Fifth Annual Big Game Banquet and Auction at the Holiday Inn, Interstate 69 at exit 26 in Anderson, Indiana on April 17, 2004.

RMEF is an international, nonprofit wildlife organization dedicated to ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat. There are 115,000 active members, 10,000 volunteers, and around 550 local chapters throughout North America. They have generated millions of...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS NEWS

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FLAG PROGRAM WINNERS

On March 16, 2004, a Recognition and Appreciation Ceremony for the 'Flag Test Program' was held at David Parrish American Legion Post 296, 130 West Tillman Road. The Post sponsored eight schools. A boy and girl from each school was given a certificate of appreciation and a pen and pencil set with the American Legion emblem on them. Each school was presented a 4'X6' American Flag and a certificate of appreciation.

Approximately 105 parents and family, teachers and...

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WAYNEDALE AREA GYMNASTS EXCEL

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South Side's Amber Shaw is an extraordinary young lady. She has qualified to advance to the gymnastic regional, after placing first in the uneven bars at sectional. She also advances in the all-around competition, which is a dream for Amber.

Amber has had to have both of her elbows operated on, due to the demands that participating in gymnastics has made on her. Despite the pain from the rehabilitation, she has persevered. She placed third at last years state meet in the uneven bars with a...

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THE GAME OF BASKETBALL

Details photo by rls #32 Luers senior forward, 5’ 11” Jessica Hathaway fakes a shot against #52, Brebeuf freshman center, 6’5” Ta’Shia Phillips. On Saturday, March 6th, the Bishop Luers Lady Knights went up against Indianapolis Brebeuf Jesuit for the state championship.  The Lady Nights lost to Brebeuf 54-38 in what was a hard fought contest at Conseco Fieldhouse.  Luers was able to hold 6’ 5” Ta’Shia Phillips to two points, but Brebeuf’s Amber Jackson scored 22 and played a strong defensive game.  The Lady Knights got within one with 2:47 to play in the third but Brebeuf battled back and took a 32-26 lead into the fourth quarter.  The game ended 54-38 with Luers losing by a 16-point margin, the same margin as their earlier meeting this year.

In early December 1891, physical education teacher James Naismith invented a new game to entertain the school's athletes during the winter season. With an ordinary soccer ball, Naismith assembled his class of 18 young men, appointed captains of two nine-player teams, and introduced them to the game of Basket Ball (then two words). Naismith, who had outlined 13 original rules, dispatched the school janitor to find two boxes to be fastened to the balcony railing at opposite sides of the...

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ENGLEWOOD’S GRAND OPENING OF ALZHEIMER’S UNIT

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The NEW Memory Care Unit is called Touchstone Terrace. On March 3rd Dave McMahon, Administrator, gave tours of the Englewood Health & Rehabilitation Center. Touchstone Terrace is the perfect, worry-free environment for seniors with Alzheimer's disease.

ELMHURST WINS SECTIONAL

Details photo by rls #34 James Hardy gets the opening tip against Norwell at Wayne High School during the Class 3A Sectional.

Elmhurst won against Norwell, Friday and then upset #2 Tippecanoe Valley on Saturday, March 6th to win the Class 3A Sectional at Wayne High School. Elmhurst Coach Keith Edmonds has the Trojans playing well going into the Regional Tournament that is scheduled for Saturday, March 13th, 10am at Northwood in Napanee, Indiana. The Trojans will play against Northridge High School with a record of 15 wins and 8 losses. Elmhurst is 15 and 7.

Elmhurst's first sectional game against Norwell was a...

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SOUTH SIDE ARCHERS WIN CLASS 4A SECTIONAL

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Friday, March 5th, 2004 South Side upset Snider to gather momentum for their Saturday game against Huntington North. South Side won the Huntington North game 60-58 behind the steady play of Rich Bevelle (23pts), Mario White (14pts), and Courtney Pearson (10pts). South Side plays #10 Muncie Central at noon next Saturday, March 13th at the Marion Regional.

SCHLACHTFEST 2004

Details Herman Quake grinds the fresh pork for the making of bratwurst.

A Schlachtfest in Germany is the traditional celebration after the slaughter of a farm animal. The purpose is tohonor the animal. "Although we do not slaughter an animal", says Herman Quake (photo right), "we do make our own bratwurst, sauerkraut and potato salad for the feast." The event will be held at the beautiful Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive, Waynedale. This is the home of the Fort Wayne Maennerchor and Damenchor and the German Heritage Society.

After the delicious German meal...

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REWARD FOR HIT & RUN ACCIDENT

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Friday, February 27, 2004 at 1am in the morning, Candace Elam was struck and injured by a two-toned van. Candice had finished her second shift job and was walking her dog, Malachi, a black Labrador, which also suffered injuries. The accident happened at the 7800 block of Amherst Drive. The van was a teal or green on top and silver on the bottom. It was driven by a 40-50 year old male, with a receding hairline. He was 5'10" to 5'11'' tall with no facial hair.

Candice was taken to Lutheran...

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