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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.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Dear WAYNEDALE NEWS,

I want to ask for your help. Could I get some coverage for a huge project I am involved in as Vice President for the PTA at Pleasant Center Elementary School. They had not had an update to their playground for over 25 years and in 2001, the PTA set a goal to buy new equipment and have it installed. We completed Phase I (volunteers gave the playground a facelift by painting the existing equipment; we have pictures of that event. Through the great support of kids...

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MILITARY NEWS

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SON OF FORT WAYNE WOMAN DEPLOYS WITH NAVY/MARINE CORPS TEAM

by Jeruea A. Harris

 

As part of the response to the terrorist attacks on America, U.S. Sailors and Marines joined Operation Enduring Freedom in a wide range of missions. Navy Seaman Merritt B. Isenhour, son of Mary Isenhour of Fort Wayne, is a member of the blue-and-green team aboard the USS Wasp (LHD-1), an amphibious assault ship. The Wasp departed its home port of Norfolk, Virginia in February on a six-month deployment as the...

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RESIDENTS, VISITORS LINE THE STREETS!

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The Waynedale Memorial Day Parade has been scheduled! With a blast of sirens and flashing lights from Waynedale's finest Police and Fire Departments, the 2002 Waynedale Memorial Day Parade will begin its route at The Waynedale United Methodist Church, at the intersection of Old Trail Road and Church Street.

The date is Monday, May 27th. All entries planning on participating in the parade, line up is 8am at The Waynedale United Methodist Church parking lot. The cost is free. The Waynedale...

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EXPLORER POST OF THE YEAR #2868

Details “Explorer Post of the Year”---Explorer Post #2868

Explorer Post 2868, the Youth Career Exploration program of the IN Air National Guard was named "Explorer Post of the Year" for the 2001-2002 year at the annual Exploring and Venturing Awards dinner.

Post 2868, celebrating its tenth year as an Explorer Post, was selected from over 80 units in Northeast Indiana for the award.

In addition, the Post's Youth Commander, Gary L. Goldsberry, Jr. was named "Exploring Officer of the Year" for the area. Explorer Goldsberry provided quality leadership...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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VETERAN'S MEMORIAL SERVICE
WHO: THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VA NORTHERN INDIANA HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (ALSO KNOWN AS V.A. HOSPITAL)
WHAT: THE SERVICE WILL BE HELD FOR ALL VETERANS WHO DIED BETWEEN JANUARY 1ST AND APRIL 30TH, 2002. IF YOU ARE A SPOUSE OR FAMILY MEMBER AND WOULD LIKE TO LIST A VETERAN'S NAME AND HAVE IT READ DURING THE SERVICE CALL: (260) 426-5431 EXT. 1413 OR REV. BOTAS (260) 747-0601 (leave message)
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND!
WHEN: MAY 18, 2002 - 1:00 P.M.
WHERE: 2121 LAKE...

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LLOYD DOEHRMANN DIES

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One of Indiana Tech's finest basketball players and the first person inducted into Tech's Sports Hall of Fame died Thursday, April 18, 2002. He was the only Fort Wayne College basketball player to be drafted by the Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons. At 6-2 he was too small to be a forward or center and not quick enough to be a pro guard. He did survive late cuts.

As the basketball official scorer I would turn Tech's basketball scores in to the Journal Gazette late at night. Once I turned in his game...

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR AND LONGTIME SCOUTER HONORED

Details Ray McCune “being knotty”AGAIN!

Long-time Waynedale area Scouter Ray McCune and Associate Editor of the Waynedale News was honored recently for his many years of service to the Anthony Wayne Area Boy Scout Council. McCune was one of 29 Scout volunteers recognized at the annual Miami District Recognition Dinner held Sunday, April 7, 2002 at the new AWAC Volunteer Resource Center. He was one of three Scouters to receive the Council Patch, which is presented to volunteers who have completed a great service to our youth in...

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50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

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Harry and Dorothy (Freistroffer) LaMaster will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, May 11th, with a Mass at St. Anne's and a family luncheon to follow.

Harry and Dorothy, of 3007 Allegany Avenue, were married on May 10th, 1952, at Saint Patrick's Catholic Church. They have been active members of St. Therese Catholic Church and Waynedale residents for over 40 years.

The couple has four sons, Tim, Greg, Pete, and John, all of Fort Wayne. There are also 12 grandchildren...

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ENGAGEMENTS ANNOUNCED

Details Lindsey Renee Mathieu and Bradley Russell MacPherson

MATHIEU-MACPHERSON WEDDING

Lindsey Renee Mathieu and Bradley Russell MacPherson will exchange wedding vows on August 17, 2002 at North Christian Church. Their parents are Sharon A. Mathieu of Fort Wayne, Michael D. Mathieu of Perry, Michigan, and Bruce and Deborah MacPherson of Fort Wayne. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Northrop High School and is employed by Freeman Jewelers. Her fiancé is a graduate of Wayne High School and attended Ivy Tech. He is employed by Hook Industrial...

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