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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.

LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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KEKIONGA MIDDLE SCHOOL

On Saturday, October 26, 2002, the Kekionga PTA would like to host their first garage sale. Kekionga patrons and community members may rent a table in our school to sell your garage sale materials. The fundraiser for the school would be in the renting of the tables and running the concession stand. NO percentage of your sales would be required. We need to proceed with the table rentals in order to proceed with the advertising, etc. Table rental is $10. Any...

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DON GOSS WINS “E” AWARD

Details (L to R) Students from Don Goss’ Art Classes, Anna Townsend, Amy Blough, Keven McClain, ‘E’ Award Recipient Don Goss, 2001 Recipient Mathematics Teacher Matthew Smith, and ‘E’ Project Manager Dolly Bauman.

Don Goss, Art teacher at Elmhurst High School, has won the 'E' award, (Excellence in Education). Project 'E' is a catalyst for meaningful improvement in K-12 education in Indiana in conjunction with parents, community leaders, and educators. Its core values are:

1.Honesty and Integrity

2.Accountability

3.Lifelong learning

4.Quality teaching and teachers

5.Collaborations and partnerships

6.Mastery of basic academic subjects

 

This is the third year that Project 'E' has given awards to...

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THE LAST DAYS OF CORN HUSKING...

Details Paul Hardy and his wife, Pat will be displaying their collection of corn husking pegs at the Corn Husking Contest in Huntington on October 19 and 20. This special metal hook quickly tears away the husk, exposes the ear, which is then tossed into the wagon.

The State and National Hand Corn Husking Contests will be held on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th, on Commercial Road in Huntington, Indiana. (Watch for the blue water tower just off of Hwy 24.)

For those of you who think corn husking has something to do with football—-an explanation. Corn husking is the process, in one move, of ripping an ear of corn off the stalks and out of the husks. As the husker moves down a row of corn, he/she throws the ears against the bang board into...

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FORTNEY ENTERPRISES PRESENTS “AND THE NEXT PRESIDENT IS...”

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Fortney Enterprises announces their upcoming production, "And the next president...is?" to be performed on Thursday, October 17th, Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th at Founders Hall, Taylor University. The evening performances will be at 7:30pm and on Saturday, a matinee is offered at 2pm. Taylor University is located on Rudisill Blvd, in Fort Wayne.

Over the past three years Fortney Enterprises has written, produced, and directed comedy plays like, "So...you're in the hospital?"...

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THE HEALING GARDEN QUILT

Details The Healing Garden Quilt—-Made with love and tears in memory of loved ones .

The Healing Garden Quilt, made by members and friends of the Waynedale United Methodist Church will be auctioned off by a silent auction during their Fish Fry on Friday, October 18th. If you would like to see the quilt, it is now hanging in the church sanctuary, 2501 Church Street, Waynedale.

The quilt was started in September, 2001 and completed on April 30, 2002. The design in the quilt is from the blossoms and leaves of plants used in chemotherapy drugs. It was made in memory of loved ones...

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EULOGY TO A COMMUNITY LEADER

Details (L to R) Lois Oetting, Alma and Harold Hollman in front of church windows designed by Harold’s business, City Glass Specialty (church is in Grafton, WI).

Harold Hollman, community leader, church leader, family leader, died September 21 at the Lutheran Home, he was 93 years old.

Harold was a willful and dynamic man. He had the vision and ability to make things happen, often for the benefit of the church and the public, his family and his business, City Glass Specialty.

He was born and raised within the Trinity Lutheran Church, Decatur Road. Harold organized the church choir and furnished choir gowns or anything the church would need, carpet...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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A TIME TO GIVE THANKS

It will soon be time to give thanks in a grand way for our blessings. Since 9-11-02 many of our military personnel have went into battle on foreign soil. That has happened to some of our own members right here at our post. Linda Becker, Past Commander (33), also a member of the color guard, served in the no-fly zone – Iraq and recently returned from the Middle East. Dale Remmert, another member of the color guard recently returned from his rotation in Bosnia. At our...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

WHO'S WHO AMONG THE NATIONS' TOP HIGH SCHOOL ELITE?

(High School Senior(s) Nominated for Wendy's High School Heisman)

Wayne High School's Dustin Brown and Natasha Bryant have been nominated, by Principal Joselyn Witticker, for their academic aptitude, athletic talent and tremendous display of commitment in and out of the classroom setting. These two promising young leaders represent the very best Wayne High School has to offer, as both are recognized for their achievement...

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PROGRESS CONTINUES

Details Above: Father Joe Rulli, priest of St. Therese parish. Crowd gathers as steeple is raised. Photos by Cindy Cornwell

St. Therese parishioners and school students gathered on Tuesday morning, September 24, on the parish grounds to witness the erection of the steeple and cross for their new church currently under construction at 2304 Lower Huntington Road, Waynedale.

Bill Kinder, of Michael Kinder & Sons, general contractor, and crew erected and placed the 6,000-8,000 pound steeple. It was rigged and hoisted by crane operator Bill Wyrick of Central Rent-A-Crane, Inc. of Elkhart, IN with an all-terrain, 120-ton...

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