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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.

A FORT WAYNE ICON - THE GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY

Details Looking northeast from Broadway, Dec 2, 2003, as Building 17 (built in 1911) goes by way of the wrecking ball.

GE Industrial Systems' Motors & Controls plant is demolishing one of its oldest buildings. "Building 17 has not been used for manufacturing since 1984," said Mark Gliebe, General Manager, GE Industrial Systems Motors & Controls. "We believe the building is unsafe; and by removing it, we are helping improve safety for our employees and the surrounding community."

The General Electric Company had its beginning in Fort Wayne in 1881, when James A. Jenny the inventor of an electric arc lamp and...

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SWFD COMES TO THE RESCUE

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Bernie Noll, Pump Captain for the Southwest Fire Department directs firefighting crew during a fire causing total damage to a shed on the Smith property located at 3911 Knoll Road. The fire was caused when burning leaves got too close to the structure.

MOORE OWES SUCCESS TO LUERS COACH EGTS

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A year ago, Lance Corporal Tony Moore was enjoying the afterglow of a Bishop Luers State Championship football victory over Southridge at the RCA Dome. Forty days from now, he will probably be in Iraq. Tony joined the Marines about four months ago in the Deferred Enlistment Program. He graduated from Luers in May, and the Marines called him in August to start his basic training. He did Basic in San Diego, where he was named the # 1 recruit out of 478 fellow Marines.

Tony says he owes his...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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AMERICAN LEGION POST #296-Larry Thiele, Commander

Come check out our NEWLY REMODELED post. Since the flood of July 03 we have all new bar-all new cabinets-all new carpet. We are totally remodeled and open to the public.

Come and get it every Thursday! Serving Broasted Chicken 11-2pm and 5-9pm

Friday Nights Fish Fry

Christmas Dance will be on December 12th 8pm to 11pm Music by Music Express Cold Buffet Served and a visit from Santa. Ho! Ho! Ho!

Breakfast at the Post on Saturday...

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MILITARY NEWS

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DANIEL R. GLOY AND RYAN A. FARVER COMPLETE MARINE BOOT CAMP

Marine Corps Pvt. Daniel R. Gloy, son of Jeannette S. Gloy of Fort Wayne and Todd A. Gloy of Tucson, Arizona, a 2003 graduate of Wayne High School and Marine Corps Pvt. Ryan A. Farver, a 2003 graduate of Richard Milborn High School recently completed 12 weeks of basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally.

Gloy and Farver and fellow recruits began...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

Details Pictured are students (l-r) Kyle Favory and J. K. Kuhn.

INDIANA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Grant Saunders named to "Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges" for 2003-2004.

Grant is a Junior in the College of Business and Arts and is majoring in Therapeutic Recreation. He is the son of Sandra Sanders and a graduate of Elmhurst High School.

Grant has been chosen by the faculty at Indiana Institute of Technology for inclusion in "Who's Who for 2003 - 2004. He is one of 28 students at IIT who have been selected for this honor. These students...

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YOUNG BLOOD TAKES TROPHY BUCK FIRST YEAR HUNTING

Details Proud Young Blood Tucker Smith shot his first deer with a muzzleloader. DNR Biologist Boszor estimated this deer to be about 2.5 years of age; based on the wear and number of teeth, and the size of antlers. Tucker’s deer will be processed into brats and strips of steak. Tucker says the only kind of brats he likes are deer brats. Tucker is a student at Summit Middle School.

It was Saturday, November 15, 2003 and the annual ritual of opening day for Indiana's deer hunting. The whitetail rut was finally here. Unfortunately it was a cold and rainy day in the woods' around Fort Wayne. But that did little to impede a great day for twelve-year-old Tucker Smith.

After arriving on Uncle Tom's land before the crack of dawn, Tucker and his dad climbed one of the most popular pieces of equipment used by hunters - a tree stand. Then they waited. Day was breaking and they...

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WAYNEDALE CARVER

Details Dan Knight whittles away at an eagle in his workshop at 2624 West Ferguson Road.  Wings will be applied later. In the foreground Christmas tree ornaments made from golf balls sold at bazaars.

Dan Knight and his brothers David and Dennis grew up in Waynedale at 2805 Witchwood Ave. He played little League for Earth Inc. between 1959 and 1962. He graduated from Elmhurst High School in 1967 and then spent two years in Vietnam ('69 &'70). He served with the 25th Infantry, Artillery Division, at a place called CuChi just south of Saigon. After Vietnam, Dan attended college, graduating with a degree in tool design. Between 1978 and 1986 he worked at Industra Products near Baer Field....

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WAYNEDALE TEEN TO COMPETE FOR MISS TEEN NORTHERN INDIANA

Details Miss Teen pageant contestant, Lauren Kowalenko, Elmhurst student, Walgreen employee, President of Health Occupational Students of America.

Lauren Marie Kowalenko of Sandpoint Road was recently selected to participate in Nationals 2003 Miss Teen Northern Indiana pageant competition that will take place on November 23, 2003. Lauren is the oldest of five children and is a senior at Elmhurst High School. She studies medicine at Anthis Career Center and will have earned a Certified Nursing Assistant license in May of 2004 when she graduates. After high school Loren plans on attending Saint Francis University to earn a degree in...

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