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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.

WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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AMERICAN LEGION DAVID PARRISH POST 296

Fish Frys Plus on Fridays
Karaoke on Wednesdays
Monday Night Football Specials
Christmas Eve Social - December 24
On December 24th, the bar will close and the Post will be open for a social evening with soft drinks and sweets beginning at 6pm. The Post is open all day until 6pm. After that, it's a chance for people in the community to enjoy companionship on the eve of the holiday. For those with nothing else planned, come and enjoy this very special...

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I TECH STUDENTS EXCEL

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The Industrial Technology Students, at Wayne High School, in Mr. James Lambert's classes are busy working on their drawings in Auto/CAD and building their woodworking projects.

The Design Process classes are using the Auto/CAD computer to draw in geometric construction, single view and multi-view drawings. The students that are doing excellent work are Aron Aldridge, Travis Brown, Nathan Diss, Casey Lockwood, Valarie Marret, Cameron Muff, Justin Parker, William Reynolds, Daniel Schmenk, Tim...

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BISHOP LUERS FRESHMAN GIRLS WIN BISHOP CHATARD INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

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Bishop Luers freshman girls basketball team traveled all the way down to Indianapolis and put their undefeated record on the line in the Bishop Chatard Invitational Tournament. By drilling Greenfield 44-10 in the afternoon game, Luers earned the right to take on Chatard in the evening championship game. Now the Lady Knights would find themselves in the basketball fight of their young lives! Chatard was fast, tall and extremely aggressive, especially on boards. But the Lady Knights were...

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A CHRISTMAS TRADITION

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In 1985, Calvary United Methodist Church, 6301 Winchester Road began an annual tradition, THE LIVE NATIVITY. We have grown each year with more costumes, scenes, animals, lighting, and a new star. Local artist Doni Adams painted a new beautiful angel and I painted the background scene of Bethlehem. Last year we attempted to add the angel, along with the background of Bethlehem, but bad weather came and we were unable to have our LIVE NATIVITY. I felt afterwards maybe God wanted the angel to...

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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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