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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.

WINGS ETC., INC. OPENS WAYNEDALE LOCATION

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Following on the success of its franchise locations in Huntington, IN and at Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN, Wings Etc., Inc., parent company of the Wings Etc. Grill & Pub franchise system, has opened their second corporate store at Bluffton Road in Waynedale.

Franchise locations in Huntington, IN and at Maysville Rd., Fort Wayne, IN opened in 2007 and 2008 respectively, and quickly established loyal fan bases in the Fort Wayne area. The growing demand and popularity of sports bars in Fort...

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INDIAN VILLAGE ELECTIONS 2014

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Recently elected officers of the Indian Village Community Association are Brent Davis (photo), president; Loretta Watkins, vice president; Sarah Didier, secretary/treasurer; Chuck Chapman and Stan Robinson, board members. Indiana Village is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

THE GATHERING OF QUILTERS 2014 CELEBRATION AT WAYNE HS

Details The Appleseed Quilter’s Guild raffle quilt will benefit local charities.

Each year quilters from all over Northeast Indiana gather together on the third Saturday of March to celebrate International Quilting Day. Whether you are a hand or machine quilter, or perhaps just a lover or collector of quilts, this is a day not to miss.

This year's Gathering hosted by the Appleseed Quilters Guild of Fort Wayne will be held on March 15 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The theme is: Sharing the Love through Quilting and featured speaker Beth Ferrier of Applewood Farm Quilts intends to do...

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HONOR FLIGHT PLANNING TWO SPRING FLIGHTS

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In November The Waynedale News published a two-part story about the Honor Flight trip Leonard Shepler and I took in October of 2013. We wish to thank all the people who made many positive and complementary remarks about the story to the staff of the newspaper and to Leonard and me.

We also had a lot of people ask the question, "How can we help support the Honor Flight?" As we stated in the article, each flight to Washington D.C. costs approximately $55,000 so our first response is "Please...

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ANDREW BROOKS NAMED TO CONEXUS INDIANA BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Conexus Indiana CEO Steven Dwyer and Northeast Indiana Works President Kathleen Randolph announced the appointment of Andrew F. Brooks, president of Fort Wayne's Brooks Construction Co. Inc., to the Conexus Indiana Board of Directors.

Brooks joins the 11-member board comprised of statewide representatives from industry and academia who guide Conexus Indiana in its mission to strengthen Indiana's position as an advanced manufacturing and logistics leader. Both industry clusters are growing in...

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CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TRADITION AT PRAIRIE GROVE CHAPEL

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Waynedale's antiquated tiny Prairie Grove Chapel will be holding a Christmas service on Sunday the 22nd starting at 7:00 PM. The doors will be open at 6:30. Admission is free and there will be no need to pick up tickets in advance. There is space for about 100 people.

This quaint little white-framed chapel along Old Trail Road will also be holding a service on Monday the 23rd at the same time.

There is hope of having a service on the 24th at 7:00 pm (Christmas Eve) but currently they do not...

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I CAN DO THIS

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We were just about a mile from the finish line, and I was tapped. My legs were not the issue. It was that I was searching for words of encouragement...to say the right thing. Lynn Trittipo, 66, from Waynedale was running beside me. I had finished running my race. He was about to complete his "first" 4-mile race.

The evening before the Gingerbread Pursuit race, training coach Kevin Croy sent a message to the No Boundaries participants: "Your first run is likely to fill you with anticipation...

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REKEWEGS CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ANNIVERSARY

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RICHARD AND ELIZABETH (BETTY) REKEWEG were married on Christmas Day in 1953. Richard worked in heating and air conditioning. Betty is a nurse working for 25 years in Rheumatology. There are members of Mount Calvary Lutheran Church.

CHRISTMAS IN WAYNEDALE 2013

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The evening before there stood several Santa's helpers (volunteers) who had gathered to prepare tables, chairs, Christmas tree, decorations, stage for the coming choirs and let us not forget a place for Mr. & Mrs. Claus to sit and greet parents and children. The next few hours Santa's helpers were busy decorating as they listened to music in the background supplied by Mr. Jim Motter, Music Teacher at Maplewood Elementary School and discussing, was this done and that done and don't forget to...

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