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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.

PROUDLY SERVING GOD AND COUNTRY

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Bethany Lutheran's Senior Pastor, Charles Varsogea, has been called to serve. But this time, it is for war. He is also a Lieutenant in the Navy. He left on February 26, 2003 to join 1000 Marine's in the 1st Battalion 24th Marine Corp., headquartered in Detroit.

His service will be as he was trained, to serve as the Chaplain, ministering to all faiths. Varsogea said, "The Chaplain's role is not to fight but to be there for the troops. I will be holding church services for the Lutherans and...

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DUNN – ROTH WEDDING

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Cheri Lynn Dunn recently became the bride of PFC David P. Roth in a ceremony at the Big Lake Church of God in Columbia City, Indiana. Pastor John Crump officiated and Dominic Dunn, brother of the bride read scripture from Colossians.

Attending the couple were Matron of Honor, Stacy Hendricks and Best Man, Jason "JJ" Hurst. Bridesmaids were Tabitha Clapper and Rosie Korhman. Emma Dunn, sister of the bride, was the Junior Bridesmaid and Lily Anderson was the Flower Girl. Groomsmen were David...

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A BYTE OF KNOWLEDGE

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(Local News Reports) Fort Wayne officials say their computer service provider didn't do their job, so hundreds of city workers have been violating federal copyright law by not having proper software licenses. The city has a contract with Affiliated Computer Services to provide software and consoles to hundreds of Fort Wayne employees. Fort Wayne's Controller says ACS was supposed to license the city's software but didn't.

Microsoft is starting to crack down on unlicensed products installed...

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THE ELMHURST HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE DEPARTMENT PROUDLY PRESENTS ITS SPRING MUSICAL, GREASE.

Details The principal cast of Grease.  Back row: L to R Sarah Hodgin, Aaron Mann. Jon Jeffrey, Andrew Skaros, Andrew Wilkinson, Rachel Rhodes. Back row: L to R Michelle McKinney, Darin Winget, Clayton Gaham, Allie Townsend, Ashli McCombs, Jack Schnellenberger, Darcy Roberts, Rachel Wasmuth

Performances are slated for Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, March 23 at 2pm. All performances will be in the Elmhurst Auditorium.

Ticket prices are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults. All seats are reserved. Tickets may be ordered by calling 425-7510 x 445. The box office opens Monday, March 10. Call early to ensure ticket availability.

The show also features long time Elmhurst teacher Don Goss as Teen Angel.

LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS

Allen County Sheriff James A. Herman, announced today that the Indiana Sheriff's Association will again be awarding college scholarships to qualified high school seniors or college students who are pursuing a degree in criminal justice studies. There will be approximately 40 $500 scholarships awarded to qualifying students throughout the state. The ISA scholarship fund was established for the purpose of receiving, investing, and dispensing of funds to provide college...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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HOUSE PASSES GIAQUINTA BILL HELPING VETERANS

Indiana House members today approved legislation co-authored by State Rep. Ben GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) that enables counties to help pay burial costs for veterans and their spouses. House Bill 1769, which passed by an 89-1 margin, sets the veterans' burial allowance at $1,000. Present state law allows counties to provide up to $125 for the care of a body and a burial plot.

Impacted by the bill are veterans, people on active duty with the armed...

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LOOKS LIKE COOKIE TIME AGAIN!

Details Brownie Girl Scout Troop #558 (Irwin Elem) (l-r) Sarah Roberts, Shakyra Robinson, and Korina Roberts learn business savvy during cookie sales at Kmart South from Cadette Girl Scout Troop #891 (Lake & Coliseum) Erin Lorenzen and Dana Leinhos.

"Girl Scout Cookies are doing more than satisfying our sweet tooth. These cookies are making a difference in girls' lives - it's making them CEO's of their own mini-cookie business," says Sandy Kohne, program mkt. manager of Girl Scouts of Limberlost Council. Pictured above right at Girl Scout Cookie Central, located on Keystone Drive just north of Coliseum Blvd, are volunteers to distribute boxes and boxes of cookies. (l-r bottom) Mary Shutt and Dee Nelson (l-r top) Laura Smith and Connie...

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ELMHURST GIRLS BB WIN SECTIONAL

Details photo by Cindy Cornwell Elmhurst WINS!  (l-r) Michelle McKinney, Ashley Terry, Chasity Darnell, Ashli McCombs, Sarah Hodgin, and Keshia Kennedy

The Elmhurst Girls Sectional Basketball Championship was played on February 15th 2003. The weather was very cold and windy on the outside but in the Elmhurst High School gymnasium the Trojan Girls kept it hot. They took the first sectional game by defeating the Wayne Generals 45-32. Brandi Stuckey was the leading scorer with 18 points. Assisting in the effort was Corine Gordon (9), Ashli McCombs (7), Keshia Kennedy (6), and Natasha Gayday (5).

The final game of the sectional pitted four...

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MIAMI ‘LADY’ INDIANS PROVE THEY’RE ‘STILL HUNGRY’!

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The Miami 'Lady' Indians completed an amazing season winning the FWCS City Championship 32-20 over the Shawnee Braves. This season's championship was their fourth in the last five years. It also marked the second time the 'Lady' Indians have completed back-to-back city championship seasons. Not only did the 'Lady' Indians complete another championship season, they did it by going undefeated. The varsity team finished 15-0 and the reserve finished 10-0. It was the first undefeated season...

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