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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.

AND THE WINNER IS...

Details Little Turtle Go-Kart Staff includes Ben Zwick, Scott Pressler, Abe Wedler, and Chris Pressler (front row).

The fastest go-karts, the largest track and the lowest prices in the area are at Little Turtle Go-Karts, 5214 Decatur Road. Originally, Little Turtle was started by the Schmidt family in the mid-70's. It combined both a go-kart track and a bowling alley. A fire in the early 1980's destroyed the bowling alley moving the bowling business to its current location, 6700 Decatur Road/Hwy 27 South now known as Little Turtles Hillcrest Bowl. The go-kart track remains at 5214 Decatur Road.

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WAYNEDALE PIZZA HUT CHANGES MANAGEMENT

Details New manager Carri takes a break in their newly remodeled Pizza Hut dining area.

Krieg Wolf has moved on to a new location. After 3 successful years managing the Waynedale Pizza Hut, Krieg and his wife Kim have moved to the Decatur Pizza Hut. The Waynedale Pizza Hut patrons will miss Krieg & Kim, but they wish them all the best on their new adventure.

The new manager at the Waynedale location is Carri Bumgarner. Carri comes to us from the Time Corners Pizza Hut. She started with the Pizza Hut Corporation in 1991 at Southgate where she did dishes as a trainee. She...

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PRACTICING TIRE SAFETY BASICS

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As families across Indiana take to the roads this summer, Attorney General Steve Carter is cautioning drivers that hot weather magnifies the dangers posed by improper tire inflation, making the height of summer a critical time to check tire pressure. But a new survey by the State Attorney General reveals that a majority of Americans are not following tire pressure recommendations, putting them – and their families – at risk of tire failure and blow-outs.

Alarmingly, almost half of drivers were...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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ALLEN COUNTY VETERANS' SERVICE OFFICER HONORED

Allen County Veteran's Service Officer, George Jarboe, received the distinguished service award from the Disabled American Veterans, June 19, 2002. Jarboe received the award for his work on behalf of Allen County veterans. Jarboe received the award from Loran K. Rutledge, Indiana Commander of the DAV, during the organization's state convention in Indianapolis on June 8, 2002.

The Indiana DAV honors many different providers of services to...

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MILITARY NEWS

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WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE COMPLETES MARINE CORPS ENGINEERING COURSE

 

Marine Corps Pfc. Corey B. Trosper, grandson of Howard and Imogene Trosper of 2718 Lower Huntington Road recently graduated from the Marine Corps Basic Combat Engineer Course at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

During the five-week course, Trosper received instruction in the fundamentals of engineering support for combat units, including the procedures for building and repairing bridges, roads, and field...

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SOAP BOX DERBY FAMILY TRADITION CONTINUES

Details LOCAL WINNER-KALENE POWELL

Eleven year old Kalene Powell continues the family tradition by being the local winner of the Stock division Soap Box Derby race held in Goshen, IN on Saturday, June 15th. She was one of 36 boys and girls who competed in this race in Goshen. She will join over 425 other local Champs and 100 Rally Champs from all over the world to compete in the 65th All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron, Ohio on Saturday, July 27th.

Kalene lives in Mill Road Estates, Fort Wayne with her parents Tim and...

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TRUCK FEST 2002

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TRUCKFEST RETURNS TO AUBURN, INDIANA

 

After an unbelievably successful inaugural year, the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival TruckFest is back. The second annual TruckFest is expected to be even bigger and better than last year. "The Festival was thrilled with the outcome of the first annual event and anticipates the number of trucks to at least double this year," said TruckFest 2002 Chairman Todd Esterline.

Head for Auburn on Saturday, July 13, 2002 to enjoy a day filled with a truck show...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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University of Saint Francis

Dr. Marcia Sauter, Vice President for Academic Affairs at USF, has announced students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2002 semester. These students have maintained a 3.5 grade point average on a four-point scale and have carried at least 12 credit hours.

Area students on the Dean's List are: Bethany Lockwood majoring in Nursing and Jennifer N. Weachock majoring in Education (Visual Arts). 

 

Marian College

Marian College is the only Catholic...

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LORENA’S WISH COMES TRUE

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Every year about 200 wishes come true for children in Indiana. Lorena, age 14 of Waynedale, was granted her most favorite wish, to visit Disney World.

You see, for many children, attending school, playing in the backyard, and running through a sprinkler on hot summer days are done with little effort. But for Lorena, diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, energy is low and optimism is not so promising. It is for kids like Lorena that MAKE-A-WISH Foundation of Indiana comes into play.

Lorena's...

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