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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.

HAPPY HANUKKAH

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Sunday evening, December 9th, begins the holiday celebration of Chanukah (Hanukkah). Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays. It is a time for happy family gatherings around the Menorah (candelabrum), for children's songs, potato latkes, and games of 'dreidel'. For many Jewish people it brings back fond memories of childhood, or serves to renew their Jewish identity.

The story of Chanukah, though very popular, is not an important religious story...

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CONGRATULATIONS GIRL SCOUTS

Details In picture from left to right, Michelle McArdle, Laura Snyder, Stephanie Romine, Erika Giese, Michelle Musselman, Krista Leffers and Jennifer Guretis

My name is Dian Curtis and I am proud to be the Girl Scout Leader for Troop 149. My girls and I have been in Scouting together for the past 6 years. Each girl has been working very hard to get to where she is today, earning the highest honor they can receive at Cadet Level, The Silver Award.

In picture from left to right, Michelle McArdle, Laura Snyder, Stephanie Romine, Erika Giese, Michelle Musselman, Krista Leffers and Jennifer Guretis on completing The Silver Award. I am proud of each...

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IN MEMORY OF FIREFIGHTER PAT...

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In a previous "Smoke on the Wind" article, I wrote a little bit about my career as a fire inspector with the Ft. Wayne Fire Department, assigned to the Waynedale area, and I also spoke about the oldest house in Allen County - that of Chief Richardville, a Miami Indian. ‑This house is located between Fire Station #5 and The Southwest Conservation Club on Bluffton Road.

I would like to share with you about another house. ‑The House of our Heavenly Father, who said, "In My house are many...

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GOOSE GEAR IS HERE!

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Goose Gear, fun clothing for the young and the old, is proud to announce that their World Headquarters is located in Unique Designs Shirt Shop at 2608 Lower Huntington Road (across from Bank One).

Goose Gear is a new line of clothing designed by Waynedale resident, Rick Musi and Karen Daniels of Roann, Indiana. "Creating your own "fun-saying" using the verb "goose" is what it is all about," states owner Rick Musi. "Some of our most popular sayings are: "You are the weakest Goose...Goodbye!"...

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HAPPY 106TH BIRTHDAY

Details 106 year old Bill Purvis and niece Vivian Purvis.

What is this thing called longevity? Why is Bill Purvis still going at 106 when so many others have passed over to the other side? This of course is one of the questions we interviewers must ask when doing this type of story.

When I asked, "TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE YOUR LONGEVITY?"

He answered, "Huh?"

Vivian Purvis, Bill's niece and caregiver in his room at Lutheran Homes, bent over next to his ear and restated the question. Bill grabbed the lapel of his coat and pulled it open. At first...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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FOUR WAYNEDALE AREA STUDENTS TO ATTEND LUGAR SYMPOSIUM

U.S. Sen. Richard G. Lugar today announced that area high school students have been selected to attend his "Symposium for Tomorrow's Leaders" at the University of Indianapolis on December 8. Every high school in Indiana has been invited to select two outstanding juniors to attend the all-day conference. Last year, more than 500 students, representing high schools in almost all 92 counties across the state, attended the event.

Again...

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CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS

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Mary Isabelle Cotton Brockway's 90th birthday is December 19th. She was born in Bippus, Indiana in 1911. Her first marriage was to Steven Enoch Cotton (deceased 1978) of Huntington. Her children happily gave her hand to her current husband, Claude Brockway, in 1986.

There were four children of that marriage; Ellen May(deceased), Ruth Lanore (Long Beach, Ca), Wallace Lee (Sumpter SC), Gerald Phillip (Havelock NC). She has 13 Grandchildren and numerous GreatGrandchildren and...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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AMERICAN LEGION POST #241

7605 Bluffton Road
Waynedale, IN 46809

FROM OUR KITCHEN

Mary Bailer, our new cooks says:
Try one of my specials."
Monday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and veg.
Tuesday: Pork Chop, mashed potatoes, and veg.
Wednesday: Swiss Steak, mashed potatoes and veg.
Thursday: Broasted Chicken, mashed potatoes and veg.
Friday: Fish, French Fries, veg.
We also have home made soup and chili.
Fish Fry every Friday night from 5pm. Public Welcome.

 

AMVETS POST 33

6620 Koester Drive...

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INDIANA AIR NATIONAL GUARD CHRISTMAS TREES

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Indiana Air National Guard Christmas Trees for sale at a great price of $15! Pictured selling trees are from L-R Bianca Prater, member of the IN Air Guard and Jessica Ferris, daughter of Steven Ferris, member of the IN Air Guard.

The lot is located on the south side of Ferguson Road (in the old Burlington parking lot).

The lot will be opened Monday-Friday 4:30pm-7pm and on Sat & Sun 12pm-7pm.

Proceeds from the sale will go to fund scholarships and disadvantaged youths.

   

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