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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.

YOUNG AT HEART IN WAYNEDALE

Details (l-r) Helen Welch, Kathy Petty, Marybelle Davis, and Ester Sipe during a vacation in Branson, Missouri.

Kindergarten in Waynedale

 

Marybelle Davis was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota on September 24th. I first met Marybelle in 1952, I was 5, and she was 37. Last Tuesday I stopped by her place on Lower Huntington Road for a visit. She welcomed me with a big hug and we sat down to talk about growing up in Waynedale in the 50's.

She said "I remember you, you came to kindergarten one day and didn't like it, so you just walked home. Your mom paddled your butt and sent you back in tears. You...

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BOWLING SINCE 1940

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Carl Metker has lived at his home on Old Trail Road since he had it built in 1957. He was born on November 3rd, 1914 and is secretary of the GE Seniors Bowling League. Carl went to work at GE in 1934, and retired in 1974. While at GE he worked for Specialty Motors Group.

I caught up with Carl on Monday morning, January 12, at the GE Club Bowling Alleys just off of Broadway on Swinney Avenue.

The building that houses the GE Bowling Club was completed in 1927. Brent Cleveland has been...

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HEADWATERS PARK ICE ARENA OPENS TO BIG CROWDS

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Most people know Headwaters Park as a place for outdoor summer events and festivals. ‑Indeed, from April through October, the park and festival center host over 30 events ranging from not-for-profit walks, receptions, family reunions, weddings, and about a dozen festivals.

This year, Headwaters ventured into new territory, sponsoring the first outdoor ice skating rink ever in downtown Fort Wayne. ‑On November 26, a ribbon was cut and the first skaters made their way onto the 60' by 120' sheet...

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WAYNEDALE’S POSTAL TEAM MEMBER CONTRIBUTES TO RAISING $3,252

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The pink ribbon lapel pin has become a powerful symbol to increase awareness about breast cancer.‑ On Saturday, October 11, 2003 plenty of those pins were to be seen at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Kim Wroblewski, a Waynedale Postal Team Member collected funds from family, friends, and fellow postal employees and walked "The Walk" to Headwaters Park. Making Strides is a non-competitive walk designed to raise awareness, foster camaraderie, and raise funds for breast cancer...

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THERE’S A NEW COOKIE IN TOWN

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Starting Friday, January 16, Girl Scouts across Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Steuben and Wells counties will once again be selling Girl Scout Cookies. The sale will continue through Saturday, March 14, 2004. Consumers can purchase cookies immediately from a Girl Scout that has the cookies in-hand or use their order form for delivery at a later date.

Here in Waynedale, Girl Scout Cassie Kiel, a student at South Side High School will be knocking on your door with a brand-new cookie for you...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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CANTERBURY SCHOOL PLANS OPEN HOUSE

Early childhood program open house is planned for Thursday, January 15 and Friday, January 16, 2003 at Canterbury School located at 5601 Covington Road.

Families can come either day between 9:00am and 1:00pm. They will have the opportunity to tour the school and visit classrooms. Canterbury's Early Childhood Program encompasses half-day programs with a wide variety of experiences in language, literature, music, art, drama, science, math and social studies...

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MILITARY NEWS

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MOORE COMPLETES BOOT CAMP 

Marine Corps PFC David W. Moore, son of Debi S. and David L. Moore of Yoder, and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William E Armington of Fort Wayne, and a 2000 graduate of Homestead High School in Fort Wayne, recently completed 12 weeks of boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. Boot camp is designed to challenge new Marines recruits both physically and mentally.

Moore and fellow recruits began their training of intense physical conditioning by performing...

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BAYH NOMINATES NORTHEAST INDIANA STUDENTS FOR U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES

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U.S. Senator Evan Bayh announced the names of the fifty-three Indiana high school students he has nominated for admission to the United States Service Academies. Among the fifty-three Hoosiers are fifteen nominees from the Northeast Indiana region.

Two of Bayh's Northeast Indiana-region nominees from The Waynedale News area are: Stephanie G. Koehl, Fort Wayne, South Side High School, U.S. Military Academy and Daniel Cohen, Fort Wayne, Homestead High School, U.S. Naval Academy

The nominees...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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VETERAN'S MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (formerly known as the V. A. Hospital, 2121 Lake Ave., will have a Memorial Service in honor of the Veterans who have passed away from October through the end of December, 2003. If you know of a Veteran's name who has passed away in this time period, call: (260) 426-5432, Ext. 1413, and it will be read in the Bell Service portion of the Memorial Service. All are welcome to attend. The service is January 17, 2004 at...

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