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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.

MESSENGER’S TO CELEBRATE 60TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

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Vivian Louise and Leonard Franklyn Messenger, of Cleveland Avenue, recently announced plans for celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary. They were married June 24, 1943 at Westfield Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne. Celebrating with them will be their children Michael Leonard, Reading, Michigan; Nancy Harz, Fort Wayne; and Art Messenger, Fort Wayne; 8 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, and 3 Great Great Grandchildren. They are also planning a reception at 1pm on Saturday, June 21...

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FELICICHIA PARTICIPATES IN Y.E.S.

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Stephen Felicichia, a Junior at Bishop Luers High School, was selected to participate in the National Rifle Association's eighth annual Friends of NRA Youth Education Summit (YES). YES is a 6-day, all expense paid educational experience in Washington, D.C. for outstanding high school sophomores and juniors. While in the nation's capital, Stephen will learn the significance of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights while developing an understanding of the government and the importance of...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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TAYLOR UNIVERSITY FORT WAYNE CAMPUS

TUFWC HOSTS 'RESPECT FOR LAW YOUTH CAMP'
TUFWC is pleased to host a 'Respect For Law Camp', an Indiana State Police Youth Services Camp, offered July 10-12, 2003 for children in 5th and 6th grades. Respect for Law Camp is offered to fifth and sixth graders and gives students an up-close look at how law enforcement and the legal system work. This three-day camp, co-sponsored by the Indiana Optimists, features personal safety and drug awareness classes, as...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST #160 (Roanoke)

Friday Luncheon Specials served from 11am to 1pm
June 27, Meat Loaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Carrots
Note: There is a parade June 27th in Columbia City. We leave the Post at 5:30pm - anyone wanting to march should contact Bev at 672-2298.

 

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE

The KWVA Chapter One will be taking a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the...

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FUN AND FRIENDSHIPS

Details photo provided by Cindy Goshert Camp Logan Friends. Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council during our summer camp days circa ‘60s.

Summer has returned to Indiana and with it the memory of summers past: playing baseball, working on the farm, sweet corn, vine-ripened tomatoes, and cotton candy at the fair. For me, summer also brings back the memory of summer camp-Girl Scout Camp.

As a child growing up in the '50s and '60s, the coming of summer meant the exciting return to Camp Ella J. Logan. This was a time before two family cars, and with Camp Logan an hour outside of Fort Wayne in Syracuse, we'd all meet at North Side...

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CONGRATULATIONS YOU DID IT!

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Each year the local high schools honor their top students. The Valedictorian is the person that has achieved the highest grade point average during their high school career. At commencement ceremonies they present the Valedictory.

The Salutatorian is the student that has held the second highest GPA over their high school career. At commencement exercises, the Salutatorian presents the salutatory, which welcomes all guests.
We at The Waynedale News would like to not only congratulate those...

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THANKS WAYNEDALE

Details Fishing Poles were given away by Waynedale News representative, Alex Cornwell at the Waynedale Memorial Park during Waynedale Daze.

I want to start by personally thanking Dave Umber from Umber's Hardware for the use of their popcorn machine and the donation of all those popcorn bags. We gave away a lot of popcorn on Memorial Day at our annual WAYNEDALE DAZE in the park. I also want to thank Loco-'N-Motion for their generous donation of popcorn, oil, salt and bags and for offering to let us use their popcorn machine as backup. I want to thank Eagle Scout Patrick T. McCune for popping all that corn. And thank you Molly...

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SOUTHSIDE OPTIMISTS GIVE CITIZENSHIP AWARDS

Details (L-R) Southside Optimist Chairman Devon Mathias, Ruby Buentello, Isaiah Porter, Tamika Wilson, Juan Guzman, Ashley Stytle, Mike Stryjewski, Mary Ann Horn.

The Southside Optimists International recognized the good citizenship of six students in the 6th, 7th, & 8th grades at Ben Geyer Middle School.

Administrative assistant Mary Ann Horn spoke to the Southside Optimists Club a year ago and impressed the group as to the good things that were going on at Ben Geyer School. Since "Friends of Youth" are the Optimists main reason to exist, they ask Mary Ann if they could be a part of the good things happening at Geyer. With Mary Ann's assistance, the...

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BENEFIT HOG ROAST AND AUCTION FOR LOCAL CHILD

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Cindy Niman, grandmother of Madisun "Sunny" Madalinski called The Waynedale News last week and requested our help to promote a benefit.

Madisun, who will turn three in September, was recently diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. There will be a benefit for Madisun to offset medical cost on June 28th. The benefit will last from noon until 10:00pm at the South West Conservation Club (SWCC) on Bluffton Road. Tickets are $10 and are available by calling 478-9736 or $15 at the gate. Kelly Automotive...

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