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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.

CEREMONIAL DOVE RELEASE

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The spectacular release of doves will again be a part of this year's Military Ceremony at Prairie Grove Cemetery. The ceremonial "white dove" release will be to remember all military past and present. Ten doves will be released first. And then the eleventh dove will be released after the flock circles once. The last released dove represents the spirit of the departed, all men and women who have served our country and brought us our freedom yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The doves will circle...

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ORANGE RIBBON DAY AT SOUTH SIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Details photo by Cindy Cornwell   Students from South Side High School signed an orange banner agreeing to: “…make a diligent effort to not use, experiment with or abuse alcohol,” and by signing and agreeing they were given an orange ribbon and a ticket for a chance to win an Orange South Side High School T-shirt.

On Friday, May 2nd, 2003 youth and adults across Indiana took a stand against underage drinking. In an effort to raise awareness on the issue of underage drinking and providing support for the youth who choose not to drink, South Side High School parents, teachers, business owners, political officials, and students banded together to make a difference and encourage all students to "Lose the Booze."

The Orange Ribbon Campaign, a project of the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, was...

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WAYNE H. S. MENS VOLLEYBALL TAKES CITY TOURNAMENT

Details photo by Drew Roebuck

Wayne High School Men's Volleyball Team won the city tournament. It was played at Huntington North on Sunday, May 4th. They played North Side, Bishop Dwenger and for the championship, they beat Bishop Luers. Jackson, DeSelm, and Navrotsky were named on the All-City list.

TEAM MEMBERS INCLUDE:

Front row: Nick Schultz, Kris Haynes, Justin Wells, Brian Spenn, Rick Navrotsky

Middle kneeling #1: J. R. Booker

Back row: Andrew Roebuck, Tim Strauss, Lance Kimmel, Steve Tumbleson, Jeff "Deisel"...

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ROCKIN’ AND ROLLIN’ IN AUBURN

Details photo by Cindy Cornwell IRL Points Leader Scott Sharpe from Kelley Racing Team was on hand signing autographs at Kruse Auction Park.  Scott said he was in great shape for the opening day on Sunday at the Indianapolis 500 Motor Speedway.  He posted the team’s fastest lap in testing, at 226.2 mph.  Last year, Scott was challenging for the lead until mechanical problems knocked him out.

Motorcycles of all makes and models were invited to Auburn, IN, for the 7th annual CycleFest 2003. The event has blossomed from a one-day event into a three-day motorcycle extravaganza, which began on Friday, May 2 and continued through Sunday, May 4. A record-breaking crowd of more than 1500 motorcycles, as well as over 50,000 visitors were on site at the Auction Park.

This event, which was held at the Kruse International Auction Park located off Interstate 69 in rural Auburn, included a...

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SPRING BASEBALL

Details photo by rls Pitching for the Elmhurst Trojans  #9 Mickey Owens

ELMHURST VS. SOUTHSIDE 6-0

The ballgame started Tuesday at 4:15pm. It was another beautiful day for baseball, as the Elmhurst Trojans took the field against the South Side Archers. Two inches of rain had fallen last Sunday night. The field was a deep green, the sky a clear blue and the American Flag waved softly in a light breeze next to the outfield scoreboard.

Pitching for the Elmhurst Trojans was #9 Mickey Owens against South Side's #2 John Escoa. In the bottom of the third inning...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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DELAGRANGE FAMILY WELCOMES HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE STUDENT FROM JAPAN

The Delagrange family of Fort Wayne has qualified to host Yumiko Tochigi, a student from Japan who will be attending R. Nelson Snider High School for the 2003-04 school year.

Yumiko has met all the academic and character qualifications necessary to be accepted as an exchange student by World Heritage, and the Delagrange family is eagerly awaiting Yumiko's arrival in August.

World Heritage, a non-profit, public benefit...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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A DAY OF UNITY

We, the Veterans of Allen County, would like to invite the families of ALL Military personnel deployed in the DEFENSE of our FREEDOMS and LIBERTIES, to a day of FUN & RECOGNITION. Refreshments will be furnished. It will take place at the Veterans' National Memorial Shrine on O'Day Road here in Fort Wayne. It will be held on Saturday, May 24, 2003 from 11am until ???? There will be a Special Program at 2pm with entertainment by the Kimmy Dean Show from 4pm until...

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‘THE CITY BEAUTIFUL’ HOME TOUR

Details 4418 Champlain: George and Jennie Gunder House. Craftsman Bungalow, c. 1929. This is the oldest home on tour, and was built for a successful real estate agent just before the stock market crash of 1929.

ARCH and the Friends of the Parks of Allen County announce that they will hold "The City Beautiful: Arthur Shurcliff and the Birth of the Modern Neighborhood" on May 17, 2003 from 11am to 4pm. Sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group. This is a "Drive-it-yourself" tour of six homes in beautiful Wildwood Park and Lafayette Place neighborhoods and is designed to show off the efforts of early suburban developer Wildwood Builders, who hired nationally prominent landscape architect Arthur Shurcliff to...

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CONGRATULATIONS CHRIS

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Chris Olry of Fort Wayne has been named a Chancellor's Scholar at the Bloomington Campus of Indiana University. Chris, a junior, is majoring in Informatics. He was an Eagle Scout and a graduate of Homestead High School.

The Chancellor's Scholarship honors the best student in each school on campus. Best is determined not by grade point average, but by finding the student who has excelled academically by performing well, taking leadership roles in different courses, doing outstanding work on...

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