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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.

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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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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ELMHURST HIGH SCHOOL

PROUDLY PRESENTS LES MISÉRABLES - Student Edition

Who: Elmhurst High School

What: Les Misérables - The musical that swept the world!

When: Friday, June 27-7:30pm & Saturday, June 28-7:30pm

Where: Elmhurst High School - Sandpoint Road

Cost: $7 all seats reserved - Call Kirby Volz at 425-7510, Ext 445

Note: Cast members from: Canterbury, Carroll, Bishop Dwenger, Elmhurst, Paul Harding, Homestead, Bishop Luers, North Side, Northrop, South Side, and...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

Details REMEMBERING MILITARY PAST AND PRESENT!                photo by Alex Cornwell  Military Ceremony - Prairie Grove Cemetery - Memorial Day - Monday, May 26th, 2003

AMERICAN LEGION POST #160 (Roanoke)

Friday Luncheon Specials served from 11am to 1pm

June 13, 2003 - Liver & Onions, Mashed Potatoes, Green beans

June 21, Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn

June 27, Meat Loaf, Macaroni & Cheese, Carrots

We welcome incoming Commander, Bill Glover

 

KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE

The KWVA Chapter One will be taking a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th year Anniversary of the truce of the Korean War. The dates...

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MEMORIAL DAY

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SR MASTER SERGEANT BECKER

THE SPIRIT OF OUR MILITARY

The guest speaker for the 2003 Waynedale Memorial Day Ceremony held at Prairie Grove Cemetery following the parade, is Linda Darlene Becker. ‑Linda is a 27-year military veteran and continues to serve with the 122nd Fighter Wing, Indiana Air National Guard located at Fort Wayne International Airport.

Linda joined the USAF in 1973 towards the end of the Viet Nam conflict during a time in the history of the United States when joining the...

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MOUNT WAYNEDALE

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Growing up in Waynedale in the 1950's the old pit was known to all as May Sand and Gravel. If you had gravel in your driveway, it probably came from the pit on Ardmore Ave. As kids, we would sort through the driveway gravel and pull out these little white rocks that were about the same diameter as a pencil and had washer-like plates, similar to a miniature stack of dimes. The kids called them Indian Beads. They weren't really beads, and they didn't have anything to do with Indians, but...

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POPPIES ARE BLOOMIN’

Details Poppy Day! (l-r) American Legion Post #241 newly elected Women’s Auxiliary President Diane Martz and Vice President Kathy Alexander-Miller

On Memorial Day groups, like the American Legion Post #241 Women's Auxiliary, raise funds for charitable activities by selling paper poppies made by disabled veterans. This bright red wildflower became a symbol of World War I after a bloody battle in a field of poppies called Flanders Field in Belgium.

For over 70 years, the American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored Poppy Day to remind America that millions have sacrificed their lives and health to keep our nation strong and free. The poppy's...

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ENGLEWOOD RESIDENT TURNS 100!

Details On his 100th birthday, Dillard Wilcox opens a gift from Concordia Theological Seminarian Robert Hauter.

Dillard Wilcox, a resident of Englewood Health and Rehabilitation Center, turned 100 on May 14, 2003. Dillard was born and raised in Robinsville, NC and moved to Fort Wayne in 1929. He worked for General Electric for many years before going to work as a farmhand in the Churbusco area. Dillard continued working on area farms until his retirement in 1968. He lived on his own until 1995 when he moved to Englewood.

Dillard is the oldest of 7 children, 3 brothers and 3 sisters. Only he and his...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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LOCAL STUDENT WRITES ABOUT RETIREMENT COMMUNITY RESIDENTS

VU graduate student Megan Roby of Fort Wayne contributed to a book about the residents of Pines Valley Retirement Communities in Valparaiso. Students in an Intermediate Composition class taught by Dr. Kathleen Mullen, associate professor of English at VU, each profiled a resident of the retirement community. Each chapter of the book "We Celebrate Life" is written by a student and is a biography and essay about a member of the...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION INDIANA CHAPTER ONE

The KWVA Chapter One will be taking a bus trip to Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 50th year Anniversary of the truce of the Korean War. The dates are from July 22nd thru July 28th. We will be visiting many patriotic and historical places as well as doing many other fun things. Come and travel with us and join the fun! For more information and costs, please contact Marian Wisniewski at 260-432-1106.

KWVA CHAPTER 1 MONTHLY...

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