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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.

COMMUNITY LEADERS LEARN THAT SEEING IS BELIEVING

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Local business and community leaders had the opportunity to learn more about the cutting edge educational programs offered at Fort Wayne Community Schools during the Seeing is Believing Tour Thursday, April 17.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and the Fort Wayne Area PTA Council partnered with FWCS to provide a bus tour of the district with stops at three schools – Towles Intermediate School, Harrison Hill Elementary School and South Side High School. The leaders boarded an Excursions Trailways bus at...

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J MEDICAL COMPLETES 1ST YEAR IN WAYNEDALE

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J Medical, a supplier of new and used medical equipment to residents in Waynedale, will celebrate their first year of business in May 2014. Owner Jeff Siples said he has really enjoyed meeting so many new people and reports over 70% of his business comes from people driving by on Lower Huntington Road and seeing his sign. He only advertises in The Waynedale News but is looking forward to adding a website soon.

Jeff opened his store after leaving a long time position, where he managed a larger...

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38TH ANNUAL QUILT SHOW OPENS

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From Tuesday, April 29 through Sunday, May 4, guests from across the country will gather in Archbold for the 38th annual Quilt Show at Sauder Village. Again this year, the talents of quilters from throughout the Midwest will be celebrated with a display of more than 400 quilts, unique quilting demonstrations, shopping, special exhibits, workshops and more!

"Our six-day Quilt Show celebrates the rich tradition of quilting while showcasing the fine craftsmanship of quilters from throughout the...

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HOME REPAIR FRAUD CRIME PREVENTION TIPS

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As you emerge from your home this spring, you may notice the structure has suffered some damage from winter. Unfortunately, this is also the season for home repair fraud.

It is estimated that Americans will spend approximately $133.9 billion on contracted home improvement projects and do-it-yourself repairs this year. The home repair industry is thriving. This condition makes it lucrative for con artists, and each year Americans lose millions of dollars on fraudulent repairs.

But homeowners...

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WAYNE HS TEACHER PRESENTED WITH HOUSE RESOLUTION

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Ginger Giessler, an English and Language Arts teacher at New Tech Academy at Wayne High School, was presented with a resolution at the Statehouse. Ms. Giessler was the 2013 recipient of the Milken Award.

"It was a pleasure to recognize such an outstanding teacher," said State Representative Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne). "I am glad that this educator is being honored for going above and beyond for her students. Ms. Giessler's exemplary work has not gone unnoticed."

Known as the "Oscars of...

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SETTLERS PLANT SALE

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May 2, 2014
10 a.m. — 4 p.m.

May 3
8 a.m. — noon
1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Follow signs to the outside basement entrance of the house
Historic Swinney Homestead Annual Open House and Bake Sale
May 2, 2014
10 a.m.—4p.m.

1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
April 15, 2014 – The garden is covered with snow!
Greetings from Settlers' Herb Gardeners,
Settlers are potting up perennials from their gardens to add to the "diggings" at the Herb Sale. Any garden or houseplants you...

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BISHOP LUERS HS NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY INDUCTEES

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Fort Wayne-Bishop Luers National Honors Society would like to congratulate the following inductees on their academic standard of excellence, volunteerism, excellent record of behavior in and out of school and their leadership roles in Bishop Luers and within the community; Takyra Merritt, Madison Busch, David Johnson, Emily Klepper, Dena Short, Emma Wolfe, Madeline Reimbold, Carly Grabner, Alexander Steffen, Ethan Brown, Isabella Case, Jordan Turpchinoff, Dana Baldus, Noah Johnson, Michael...

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JOIN JANET AT LAPPER 2014

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Janet Steadman first learned about Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana when her late husband was diagnosed with lung cancer. A coworker, who was a Cancer Services volunteer, told her she could get the help she needed at Cancer Services.

Then when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007 she became a client of Cancer Services.

"When I came down with it I knew right where to turn," Steadman said.

Cancer Services was able to help her navigate the myriad decisions she needed to make and...

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WAYNEDALE FLOOD CONTROL

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Mayor Tom Henry told residents joined residents to break ground for a flood control project that will protect the area in the future.

The low-lying area along the Fairfield Ditch in Waynedale, in particular along Dalevue Drive and Fernwood Avenue, has experienced chronic flooding since the 1950s. For more than 10 years, the City worked closely with the Army Corp of Engineers to find solutions for this flood zone area. It was hoped that the project could receive federal assistance, but with...

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