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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.

SOUTHSIDE OPTIMIST CLUB CELEBRATES WITH CHRISTMAS BANQUET

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Fort Wayne's Southside Optimist Club (SSOC) celebrated their 2013 Christmas Awards Banquet on Wednesday night at Don Hall's Guesthouse. During the dinner, the club recognized 3 generation members, Jim Imel joined in 1965, Ron Perkins (Jim's son in-law) joined in 1991, and Jon Perkins, (Ron's son) joined in 2010. The evening events included awarding donations to Study Elementary School-Christmas Family Outreach Program, The Cancer Foundation, Tim White's outreach programs, Fort Wayne Lifetime...

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WAYNE TOWNSHIP HOLIDAY PARTY

Details Roller Dome South was filled with smiles and laughter on Saturday, December 14th as families from the area enjoyed an afternoon of free skating, food, games and fun.

Roller Dome South was filled with smiles and laughter on Saturday, December 14th as families from the area enjoyed an afternoon of free skating, food, games and fun.

Roller Dome South was filled with smiles and laughter on Saturday, December 14th as families from the area enjoyed an afternoon of free skating, food, games and fun.

SEAMAN ROYCE SERVES IN PHILIPPINE SEA

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Seaman Mary Royce, from Fort Wayne, Indiana, heaves on a line aboard the Ticonderoga class guided-missile cruiser USS Cowpens (CG 63) during a fueling-at-sea with the Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS Yukon (T-AO 202) during Operation Damayan.

Cowpens is with the George Washington Strike Group supporting the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade which is assisting the Philippine government's ongoing relief efforts in the aftermath of the super typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.

U.S...

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SPECIAL TIMES GROWING UP ON A FARM

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This article is dedicated to all the past, present and future farm kids out there. There may not be many of us remaining, but we all know how very special that time in our life was. No better way to grow up.

Yes, we worked hard and had some long days. Yes, we have stories to tell about our experiences, both good and bad. Most importantly, we are proud to be born and raised as a farm kid.

For me, it was a small "hobby-type" farm. My dad worked from 8-5 as a research and development director...

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PARKER STRATER ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED

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Laurie and Jeff Parker of Warsaw, IN, and Pam and Denny Strater of Fort Wayne, IN are pleased to announce the engagement of Ross Parker & Beth Strater of Chicago.

The future groom graduated from Warsaw Community High School in 2002. He graduated from the Kelly School of Business at Indiana University with a Bachelors degree in finance in 2006. He is employed at Command Transportation in Skokie, IL.

The future bride graduated from Concordia Lutheran High School in 2004. She received a...

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HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE FOR THE ANIMALS

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The public is cordially invited to join Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control in celebrating the holidays with homeless dogs and cats on Wednesday, December 11 from 3 - 7 P.M. at the shelter located at 3020 Hillegas Road.

Tour the shelter, visit with the animals, enjoy the children's fun area, refreshments, and learn about volunteer opportunities. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for the purchase of medical supplies or gifts of canned food for cats and dogs of all ages. Other items of...

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CELEBRATING FIVE GENERATIONS

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At center is Pattricia Proegler (great-great grandmother) holding Letica Shirley. Standing from left to right is Erica Proegler (mother), Erin Dubose (grandmother), Brenda Proegler (great-grandmother) and John Proegler (great-grandfather).

Letica was born on July 17, 2013 to Erica Proegler.

LETTERS TO SANTA

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Drop off letters to Santa at any of STAR Bank's 15 northeast Indiana banking centers.

STAR Bank has set up mailboxes for children to submit letters to Santa from now until Friday, December 13th.

"Letter to Santa" forms are available at the banking centers for children to complete. If needed, STAR employees will assist children in writing their letters to Santa before dropping them in a special mailbox set up at the banking center.

The children will receive a personalized letter back from...

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COUNTRY CHRISTMAS AT THE ALLEN COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS

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Come out to enjoy the festive lights and holiday fun of an old-fashioned Country Christmas as the Allen County Fairgrounds lights up in the holiday spirit. "A Country Christmas" is planned from 6:00-9:00 PM, on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7, and again on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14, at the Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Rd., Fort Wayne. Experience an old-fashioned evening with horse-drawn wagon rides as you enjoy all the light displays of a Country...

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