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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.

PUTTING THE SQUEEZE ON APPLES IN WAYNEDALE

Details Apple cider in Waynedale Gillioms

Orchards have been awakening this year with a plethora of red shiny orbs. An early crop for apples, all varieties, Macintosh, Paula Reds, Cortlands, Russets, Golden Delicious.

On Winchester Road in Waynedale, Ben Gilliom and his family are rekindling an old tradition. His wife, Marci, and their two children Bella, 3 and Micah, 9 have been producing apple cider ever since they purchased the beautiful 5-acre property five years ago. "It wasn't a pretty place back then," expressed Ben, who bought...

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VIRTUE INSURANCE SERVICES, LLC JOINS THE ERIE INSURANCE COMPANY

Details Virtue Insurance

Virtue Insurance Services, LLC has been appointed to represent Erie Insurance in Indiana and Ohio.

Virtue Insurance Services offers a full line of Erie Insurance property/casualty insurance products, including auto and homeowners insurance, as well as commercial and life insurance.

Virtue Insurance Services also offers a full line of individual and group health products (they specialize in the exchange program and Medicare products) as well as financial products.

The agency is located at...

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DISTINGUISHED KNIGHT RECIPIENTS!

Details (left to right) Mrs. Patricia Gaughan, Mr. John Gaughan and Mr. Hoch.

The Outstanding Alumna(s) and the Honorary Alumna(s) Distinguished Knights are recognized each year at Bishop Luers Homecoming.

These awards, presented through the Alumni Office at Luers, honor an alumna(s) and an honorary alumna(s) who have contributed outstanding and distinguished service to his or her chosen profession and community. These individuals live out the mission of Bishop Luers High School in their everyday life and contributes outstanding dedication, support and service to Bishop...

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NEW SCHOOL’S MASCOT & COLORS

Details St. E School Logo Change

On October 11 at the end of the All School Mass, Father Jim Shafer announced the new mascot and new school colors for St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School, which will open its doors in mid-August 2014.

The new mascot and name of the school's athletes and students will be "The Pioneers." This is a reflection of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, who was a true pioneer in the early 1800s when she moved to Emmitsburg, Maryland to start the first Catholic school and where she also founded her religious...

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D.O. MCCOMB & SONS RE-DEDICATEVIETNAM ERA M-41 TANK

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The Vietnam Era M-41 Walker Bulldog tank located at the Fort Wayne Memorial Coliseum has been acquired by Riverview Cemetery. The tank will become the focal point of the cemetery's newly designated Veteran's section. Riverview Cemetery is owned and operated by D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home.

The M-41 tank obtained through the armed forces is 273 inches long, 127.8 inches wide and 108.4 inches in height. It weighs 51,000 pounds and has been demilitarized.

"There are few M-41s left and we...

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HISTORY CENTER ANNOUNCES EVENTS FOR NOVEMBER

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Traders Days, a lecture on the Battle of Tippecanoe and the Festival of Gingerbread fill the events calendar for November at the History Center.

Saturday and Sunday, November 2-3, will be Miami Indian Trading Post at the National Historic Chief Richardville House Ahkimi Pinsiwa Awiki, 5705 Bluffton Road. This event is free to the public featuring fine quality hand-made Native American arts and crafts for sale by vendors, along with Medicine Woman Drum singers, IPFW Three Rivers Language...

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DECORATING & GIFT EXPERIENCE

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Decatur Small Business Christmas Open House
Enjoy the beauty, intrigue, and wonder of Christmas at the Grainery. Find the special gift for your loved one.

Since living and working on a farm all their lives, Ron & Marj Franz enjoyed growing things, be it corn in a field or pigs in a pen. One thing they really loved was working in the garden and flower beds. Growing a tasty tomato, or a prize winning flower was always a thrill, so naturally the next step was to spread this love of plants to...

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14TH ANNUAL “RIVER CITY RAT RACE”

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The River City Rat Race was born in the year 2000 and became an instant success. Currently, there are over 1000 runners and more than 100 volunteers, it is clear that this event is a success. The feature event is a 10K (6.2) mile road race, and a 5K timed run, both with a beautiful downtown course. Author and senior writer Hal Higdon of Runner's World Magazine said, "It's one of the most scenic 10K courses I've ever run!" This is high praise coming from one of the most experienced and highly...

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ANNUAL PUMPKIN PARTY

Details Pumpkin Party Carving

Every year, just outside Ossian, a local family has a party to celebrate the fall festivities. Randy and Diana Buuck started a tradition at their family home in Zanesville. They started with just family. It was a fun activity for Randy and Diana's grandkids. Now 8 years later, moved to Ossian, it has grown and become a much-anticipated event.

This year close to 50 people showed up! They: carved pumpkins, had crafts for the small kids, shared food and it ends with a bonfire! It has grown to not...

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