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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.

50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

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THE NOELS CELEBRATE THEIR 50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

 

Bennett and Pat Noel will celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary with several family activities. Bennett and Pat were classmates in Garrett High School and graduated in the same class. They were married on August 29, 1952 in Auburn, Indiana and have lived in the Waynedale area since 1953.

Bennett retired from the Air National Guard at Baer Field and Pat retired from the Lincoln National Life Insurance Company. They enjoy traveling...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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VETERANS' OFFICER RECEIVES AMERICANISM AWARD

The Allen County Council of Veterans presented its 2002 Americanism Award to George Jarboe, Allen County Veterans' Service Officer. Jarboe received the award during the Council of Veterans' Americanism Awards Banquet, held on Friday, July 26, 2002, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. He received the award from Roy Allison, past commander of the Allen County Council.

The Americanism Award is presented to recognize service to the County's...

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DAYCARE OPEN HOUSE

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Calvary United Methodist Ministry Daycare, located at 6301 Winchester Road, is fast approaching their 1st Year Anniversary! There will be an Open House on Sunday, August 18, 2002. Come meet our staff and tour the facilities. It will be from 2pm to 4pm. Everyone is welcome!

MILITARY NEWS

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Kenney Tyler left for the Army one week after he graduated from Northside High School in 1996. He was stationed at Fort Bliss as a patriot missile loader. During his first four years he was sent to Saudi two times where he met the woman of his dreams. She also was a soldier. They married on January 22, 2000. They both reenlisted to Fort Bragg, North Carolina on January 27, 2001. they have been blessed with a baby girl, Kyliegh. Kenney is a sergeant in the 82nd Airborne division. He was sent to...

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ST. THERESE CHURCH STEADY GROWTH FROM HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

Details L-R, Martin Inc. foreman (hidden in red shirt) Bryan Kerner, steel workers Kile Krick, John Felone, Bob Starkey, Steve Churchward, (Steve is a second generation steel worker and the great grandson of Charles Churchward who started the first Blacksmith Shop in Waynedale), and crane operator Ned Bynum.

St. Therese began as 'St. Therese Church of the Little Flower'. It was an army-style chapel that was purchased in 1947 and moved from Baer Field Airport to Lower Huntington Road. The Army Chapel caught fire in 1950, and again in 1970. After the second fire, the church was redesigned into the present school/church combination. St. Therese's congregation has outgrown the old structure and a new church has been in the planning stages for four years. A pledge drive was held in November of 2000...

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AREA YOUTH CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF 4-H

Details Blue Ribbon 4-H Club Members (l to r) Megan Powers and Rachel Powers (standing), Leah Wolfe and Anna Schutt (kneeling) displaying their Quilting and Arts and Craft projects.

For late summer fun for the whole family at an affordable price, it's pretty hard to beat 4-H Fairs. Opening day for the Allen County 4-H Fair will be on Monday, July 22 and will continue through Saturday, July 27, 2002 at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. Admission is only $3.

Fairs are like long ago when people would meet at the crossing of the trail, do some bartering, some trading, and some selling. It didn't take long before other ingredients were added to the mix like food...

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WAYNEDALE PHOTOGRAPHER WINS CONTEST

Details (l to r) Audrey Ushenko, IPFW Instructor; Sue Jensen, photo contest winner; and Lori Thomas, Customer Relations Coordinator for USPS.

The certificate read, "United States Postal Service recognizes Susan Jensen – Our Waynedale Station Amateur Photo Contest Winner," and it was signed Dawn Partridge, Postmaster. Sue received the award and certificate July 11, 2002 at the Main Post Office in downtown Fort Wayne. She was presented with the award by Lori Thomas, Customer Relations Coordinator for USPS. Audrey Ushenko, Contest Judge and Postmaster Dawn Partridge hosted the presentation.

For her effort in entering the contest...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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GIAQUINTA HONORED BY LEGION FOR LEGISLATIVE SERVICE

State Rep. Ben GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne), a World War II veteran, was honored by the American Legion Department of Indiana for his legislative efforts on behalf of those men and women who have served their country. GiaQuinta was one of four state lawmakers who received the 2002 Distinguished Public Service Award during the Legion's 84th annual department convention in Indianapolis. More than 1,000 Legionnaires from across the state witnessed...

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THE WAYNEDALE BAKERY WELCOMES ‘MARK IN THE MORNING'

Details TV 33’s Mark in the Morning doing a live interview with Editor Bob Stark from The Waynedale News.

Monday, July 1st 2002, Mark Evan's and the TV 33 news team visited The Waynedale Bakery. The Channel 33 TV remote truck arrived at the bakery at 4:30 am Monday morning and the set-up began. Those of you who stopped by the bakery found doughnuts and coffee free for all.

Mark Evan's, the host of the Channel 33's morning show was born in Merced, California. Mark and his parents moved to Indiana. Mark grew up in Indianapolis where he attended the University of Indianapolis, majoring in...

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