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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.

BRONZE STAR WINNER HARRISON HULL

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Harrison Hull was nineteen when he came back to Indiana. He was born in Dekalb County on Jan 27th 1920. He traveled with his family to Ohio and then to Tennessee, but Indiana is where he wanted to work. He traveled to Auburn Indiana and applied for a job at the Auburn Kroger. The manager said, "I don't have any openings right now, but I like your looks. Come with me to Ft. Wayne and we'll see if we can find you a job." The Kroger store on Wayne Street was where he went to work.

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STILL MARCHING

Details Renae at home in Waynedale with her dog Dixie.

Last year as an honor student of Wayne High School, Renae Lynn Dexter marched with the Wayne High School band. Today, she is still marching. But, to the beat of a different drum. Five weeks after graduating from Wayne High School Renae joined up and became Airman 1st Class with the U. S. Air Force. Renae's mom, Mary, called The Waynedale News and announced that she was coming home. "I am very proud of the work that Renae is doing for our country. She has chosen the Air Force as her...

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WWII VETERANS RECEIVE BRONZE STAR

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After the war, many veterans rushed back to America to resume their civilian lives and never inquired about receiving any medals. Most of these medallists named below are unwilling to tell their war story. They said, "they were just doing their job". They never refer to themselves as heroes. I guess they are just representatives of that generation-a generation that acted with great valor, but didn't make much ado about it. Their deeds are known to very few.

On November 8, 2003 WWII veterans...

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WAY TO GO LADIES!

Details St. Therese Girls Volleyball Team members: 1st Row: Danielle Landon, Andrea Allphin, Jessica Beck,  Kaitlin Hire 2nd Row: April White, Lindsay Shutt, Kristi O’Brian 3rd Row: Coach-Lauren Mathews, Melanie Huhn, Bridgette Cooper, Coach Lisa Palmer

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Girls Volleyball Team. On Saturday, October 25th, the St. Therese Girl's Volleyball Team won the CYO Volleyball Tournament. The St. Therese Blue League girls defeated Queen of Angels 22-20 and 21-19 in the championship game played at St. Charles. They had to beat St. Aloysius in the first round and then beat previously undefeated Hessen Cassel 11-21, 21-17 and 23-21 to advance to the championship game. They finished with a 3-3 record for the season and were a...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE MEETING

The November meeting of the KWVAIC#1 will be held on Saturday, November 8, 2003. There will be a time change from 9am to 8am due to the Veterans Day parade that morning. We will also vote for the new officers for the year 2004. Bring your spouses and friends and join us at the meeting and go to the parade with us.

VETERANS APPRECIATED

When the Veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts returned home there were no...

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VOTE HERE! ELECTION DAY!

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Ready to cast their ballots on Tuesday, November 4, 2003 were Dallas and Cari Dodane and Dora Saylor at Precinct #453, Mason Drive area in Waynedale.

There was a high interest in the mayoral race involving Mayor Graham Richard and Republican Linda Buskirk. In addition voters decided on a city clerk, and six district and three at-large City Council members.

Working at the Waynedale Poll: Karen Miller-Allen County Election Board Absentee List Courier, Sharon Krinn-Inspector, Carl Harz-Precinct...

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CALVARY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH TO RE-OPEN

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After being out of their building since the week of July 7, Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, would like to invite the many friends and neighbors who helped us through the "Flood of 2003", to an Open House on Saturday, November 22 from 2-6 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

A worship service to re-dedicate our facility will take place Sunday, November 23rd, 9:30 a.m. followed by a Thanksgiving luncheon for seniors. Anyone who has helped us in this crisis is...

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HAVE YOU HEARD THE FORT WAYNE CHILDREN’S CHOIR?

Details These Waynedale kids share their talent and love of music by singing in the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir:  Jenna Rorick, Chalotte Janovyak, Christopher Busack, Teresa Lovejoy, Erik Bailey, Rebekah Kaelper, Rebekah Lewis, Jessica Savieo, and Katie Smith.  Photo was taken at Concordia Seminary in front of Wynken Hall during the FWCC summer rehearsal.        Fort Wayne Children’s Choir is celebrating “Three Decades of Song”.  Their concert schedule includes Harvest Concert  November 16, 2003 4pm at First Presbyterian Church 300 W. Wayne and Rejoice Concert  December 7, 2003  4pm  Plymouth Congregational Church.

The Fort Wayne Children's Choir has been in existence for 30 years, inviting people from kindergarten through high school to join with them. Founded in 1973 under the direction of Jocelyn Basse, FWCC now is directed by Fred Meads and has grown to a membership count of 275 singers.

Each of the singers is separated by talent and age into one of FWCC's choirs, first of which is the Music Explorers class for ages 5-6. Next is the Preparatory Choir, which is a non-audition choir for students ages...

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MIAMI DISTRICT FALL CAMPOREE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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The annual Miami District Fall Camporee held the weekend of October 3, 4, and 5, presented a great opportunity for the Scouts. Troop 344 arrived in New Haven, Indiana on Friday evening and set up camp in a dark, rainy, windy, and cold park. These Scouts have encountered adverse weather a time or two in the past and they came through again this time. They established a good campsite and erected tents that were dry on the inside. And they had a cooking area ready to go.

Although one or two...

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