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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.

FIRST PLACE DODGEBALL TEAM AWARDS $1,500 TO SECOND PLACE

Details Dodgeball - 1st place team

The first place team in the Allegiant "Dodge High Fares" Dodgeball Tournament awarded all proceeds from the event to their competitor in the championship game. Teams "The Really Really Big Show" and "Community Harvest Hunger Hitters" battled it out in an intense final game. In the end, "The Really Really Big Show" won three out of five matches and took home the first place title. The team chose to donate all event proceeds to Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc.

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ELMHURST BIG LEAGUE WINS DISTRICT 10 CHAMPIONSHIP

Details Elmhurst Big League Champions 2013

Elmhurst Big League team consists of players from Wayne High School and Norwell High School Coaches: Matt Riley and Tom Jackson Players: Braxton Riley, Andre Stribling, Eddie Elder, Ben Caylor, Jacob Barney, Nick Huyck, Kaine Jackson, Jacob Charles, Nick Harmeyer, Tristan Byall and Matt McCullough

WAYNEDALE EXPLORES CORRIDOR OPPORTUNITY

Details Waynedale Lower Huntington Road

Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission spokesperson Aliza Tourkow will be addressing business owners of Waynedale on Tuesday, August 13th at Kingston Residence, 7515 Winchester Road at 2 p.m.

Businesses looking to improve their curb appeal may be able to get a boost from the City of Fort Wayne's Commercial Façade Grant program. The program was introduced by Mayor Tom Henry six years ago and provides local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve the exterior of their...

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DONNELLY BRIEFED IN AFGHANISTAN BY LEBAMOFF & MISKELLY

Details Sen. Donnelly (left), Miskelly, Lebamoff and Jerrod McFarland of McCordsville, IN. Photos courtesy Craig Lebamoff.

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently led a congressional fact-finding mission in Afghanistan and was briefed by two Fort Wayne natives serving with the NATO mission in Kabul. The briefing occurred during Donnelly's visit to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey in May.

Lebamoff briefed Sen. Donnelly on efforts to professionalize the Afghan National Police as they transition from fighting the insurgency to a "community policing" model. Lebamoff...

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SAVE THE MALES - 2013!

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Raising awareness of prostate cancer through a golf outing called the Blue Ball Open, local sportscaster Kent Hormann and Cynthia Cornwell, Executive Editor of The Waynedale News have scheduled their 4th annual event for Friday, August 9th at Cedar Creek Golf Club in Leo, Indiana. Registration is noon. Shotgun start at 1pm.

A couple of blue balls will be given away to each player, as well as a golf towel and cap. The cost is $75/player which includes 18-holes with cart, beverages all day, hog...

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DRIVE ALIVE AWARD FOR AREA YOUNG DRIVERS

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We are pleased to announce that the following individuals were awarded the Ralph Taylor Award for Driver Education: Edgar Alarcon, a sophomore at Bishop Luers High School, and Christina Martinez, a sophomore at Wayne High School. Both students received an award to attend a driver education course at Precision Driving located on Coldwater Road. This unique award is sponsored by Drive Alive and is distributed on an annual basis to students who complete an application and submit an essay focused...

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SPCA LAUNCHES VETERINARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

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The Allen County SPCA is launching a campaign for its inaugural Veterinarian of the Year award. The public is invited to vote for their favorite veterinary practice by making donations to the Allen County SPCA in their preferred veterinarian's honor. Each vote costs $1, and all proceeds benefit the nonprofit shelter. Donations are tax deductible.

"We thought this friendly competition would yield great recognition for local veterinarians who always go the extra mile for their patients, and it...

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SWISS DAYS 2013 IN BERNE

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Berne Swiss Days are quickly approaching, and the Swiss Stitchers Quilt Guild has announced that the 2013 quilt show will be held July 25-27.

The Swiss Stitchers challenge this year is "Earth, Wind, and Fire." If you choose to accept this challenge you may choose one or more elements to create a quilted wall hanging. Inspiration may come from color, block style, or the word itself. Quilters are encouraged to be creative.

The wall hanging must be no larger than 50"x 50" and no smaller than...

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USF ADDS 4 TO ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME

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The University of Saint Francis Athletic Hall of Fame will welcome four new members in October on Homecoming Weekend.

Leading the four-person class is Cory Jacquay, who was the NAIA Rawlings Football Player-of-the-Year in 2004. He is joined by Josh Widman (Baseball), Casey Shafer (Cross Country/Track & Field) and Andy Martin (Golf).

Jacquay is a 2006 USF graduate (New Haven High School) who set one USF single-game record (100-yard kickoff return for TD which tied MSFA record), set two USF...

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