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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.

PASSENGER RAIL MAKING PROGRESS FOR RETURN TO FORT WAYNE

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A broad coalition of support is building in Indiana and Ohio to bring passenger rail service back to the region--linking Fort Wayne with Chicago and Columbus, Ohio--at speeds up to 110 miles per hour. A feasibility study and business plan, released by the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association, proposes a new model of rail service that is both efficient and affordable. If we make an initial investment in infrastructure improvements, we could see a rail system that would serve over 2...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BISHOP LUERS TOP TEN!

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The following students have dedicated themselves to academic excellence for the past four years and have earned the honor of being named to the "Top Ten" list. Congratulations to each of you for your commitment to learning, and good luck as you move on in your endeavors.

Class of 2014
· Adam Baker- St. Joseph-St Elizabeth School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
· Madeline Brown- St. Joseph-St Elizabeth School, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
· Jessica Golden - St. Joseph-St Elizabeth School, St...

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MCMILLEN CENTER BOOK DONATION ADDRESSES THE IMPORTANCE OF BABY TEETH

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Do you remember losing your first tooth? Our baby teeth, or primary teeth, often seem unimportant to children and parents alike. To better inform the public about how primary teeth are important to a child's development and school success, the McMillen Center's CEO Holli Seabury has written her second children's book, I Need My Teeth. Illustrated by Scott Nitza, Graphic Designer and Marketing Associate for the Center, the book tells the story of a boy named James who asks the Tooth Fairy to...

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MCDONALD’S HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

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The Fort Wayne Mad Ants and McDonald's have partnered to recognize two outstanding high school basketball players in the Fort Wayne community.

In January, McDonald's and the Mad Ants selected JJ Foster and Courtney Smith as the McDonald's High School Players of the Month. Both players will be recognized at an upcoming Mad Ants home game.

JJ Foster, a freshman at Bishop Luers, helped lead the Knights to 5-1 record in January. He is averaging just under 15 points per game, and nearly 4 assists...

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THE RISE OF WAYNE ATHLETICS

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When you think of Wayne High School you don't think of them being an athletic powerhouse but right now you would be wrong. Historically track has been the only competitive sport at Wayne but now they have competition from football, basketball, wrestling and baseball. All the other team sports are also starting to make strides to become regular SAC contenders.

The football team was led by coach Robert Brown and seniors Jari Dada, Zach Ryan, Jaylon Thomas and juniors Kye Black, Keion Powers...

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LUERS DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SEMINAR

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On Thursday February 20th, Heather's Closet held its fourth event at Bishop Luers. For the first time, this event welcomed a survivor of domestic violence to speak to everyone who attended. The crowd of almost 75 which included girls, boys, parents, and grandparents, listened as Michelle told her story of growing up in a house of domestic violence every day, which led to her being an abusive relationship for several years. She spoke about how the cycle of violence affected her life. She found...

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES RIGHT HERE IN WAYNEDALE!

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The Southwest Conservation Club was an idea created by the late, Edward Rhoem. He decided that the Waynedale area needed a conservation club. So, on November 2, 1938 the SWCC was chartered. Edward Roehm, Dallas Branstrator and John Sheibert acquired five separate parcels of land. The original entrance was located on Godfrey Lane but was moved when Bluffton Road was built. SWCC is currently located on 37 acres with four ponds, trap & skeet fields, a firearms range, an archery course...

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FAKE JURY DUTY PHONE CALLS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO POLICE

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Several Indiana trial courts have alerted the Division of State Court Administration and Indiana Judicial Center to a possible scam involving fake jury duty phone calls.  There have only been a few incidents, but court leaders are alerting the public in the abundance of caution.

Judges in two Indiana counties (Henry and Hamilton) recently learned residents received similar phone calls making false claims about missed jury service.  The caller accused the individual of failing to appear for...

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122ND FIGHTER WING MEMBERS RECOGNIZED AS INDIANA’S BEST

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The following individuals assigned to the122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne, Indiana, were selected from nearly 2000 eligible members from across the state as Indiana's Air National Guard Annual award winners for 2013:

•Outstanding Airman of the Year
Sr Airman Rece Khamalah
122nd Medical Group

•Outstanding
Noncommissioned Officer of the Year
Staff Sgt. James Lewis
122nd Security Forces Squadron

•Base Honor Guard Program Manager of the Year:
Master Sgt. Eric Butler
122nd Force Support Squadron

•First...

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