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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.

FIREWORKS AT SCOUT CAMP

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I knew that being a scoutmaster to 18 boys was not going to be a walk in the park, and that I would have to keep my eyes open every minute. That included during the night, when they tried to draw on everyone's face with indelible markers. It also often meant an inspection of their gear before camping trips.

How the fireworks got past my inspection, I can only guess. But when we arrived at scout camp and started to unpack, I sensed that something was wrong. All the boys had gathered in a...

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HAPPY TRAILS TO YOU!

Details Bikers take to the St. Marys Pathway during Trek The Trails June 11th at Foster Park

Summer has officially arrived and it's time to air up the tires on your bike or don your walking shoes and hit the Trails...The Fort Wayne Trails that is.

Fort Wayne Trails and the City of Fort Wayne sponsor "Trek the Trails" every Tuesday at 6 p.m. throughout the summer to encourage residents to explore our awesome network of trails. The second Tuesday of each month is a Trail Mixer where food and fun follow the Trek.

A Trail Mixer was held at Foster Park on June 11. Over 110 people attended...

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NEW GARDEN AT CHARIS HOUSE

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On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, The Rescue Mission dedicated a new garden at Charis House (431 Fairmount Place, Fort Wayne, IN 46808) in honor of Homer and Ruth Nusbaum. The garden was donated by the couple's daughter, Imogene Nusbaum-Snyder.

The couple's daughter says the garden holds special significance for her mother. "Mom & Dad would have been married 72 years this coming Saturday," says Nusbaum-Snyder. "And 431 Fairmount place was the first place they lived after getting married. Though...

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CONFESSIONS OF AN OBRUNI

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Back in the arms of Mother Ghana!

I want to give you an explanation for title of my article as well as give you insight to a few of my favorite words from Ghana. People always ask me-Do they speak English in Ghana? First things first-YES! Most people do speak English in Ghana, including teachers. Students are instructed in English as well as Fante.

At the Teach on the Beach house (TOB from here on out), one of our wonderful scholars, Emmanuel, instructs us in daily Twi lessons. Twi is one of...

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TINCAPS TO HOST BEER TASTING

Details Beer Tasting At Parkview Field

The Fort Wayne TinCaps are set to host their final great beer-tasting event, in partnership with Five Star Distributing on Wednesday, August 14th at Parkview Field. The beer tasting begins at 6:05pm, an hour before first pitch, when the TinCaps take on Bowling Green Hot Rods, in the new 400 Club.

Tickets for the beer-tasting at Parkview Field include one hour of unlimited beer tasting, as well as an all-you-can-eat meal, featuring burgers, hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, chicken wings...

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BE SAFE, RESPONSIBLE THIS FOURTH

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The American traditions of parades, cookouts, and fireworks help us celebrate the summer season, especially our nation's birthday on the Fourth of July. However, fireworks can turn a joyful celebration into a painful memory when children and adults are injured while using fireworks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that in 2011 about 9,600 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. More than half the injuries were burns and...

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BISHOP LUERS BOYS’ BASKETBALL COACH

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Bishop Luers High School announces the selection of J.J. Foster as the boys' varsity basketball Head Coach.

Mr. Foster served Wayne High School as the boys' varsity basketball assistant in 2011-2012 and currently as the girls' varsity coach.

Bishop Luers High School is very excited to welcome Mr. Foster to their school, and look forward to his work in helping their program continue to grow and more importantly help the students grow into great young men.

SIMPLE KEY TO BOOST SUMMER READING

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As summer vacations tempt the nation's students away from their books, Sylvan Learning is bringing parents some hopeful news: With a little nudge, children do not have to fall victim to summer learning loss.

Research shows that summer months that go by without engaging in learning activities present a real academic risk for school-age children, particularly for those from low-income families. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the National Summer Learning Association found that 77 percent...

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GIRL SCOUT TROOP PRESENTS PAINTING TO LUTHERAN HOSPITAL

Details Painting created by Fifth Grade Junior Girl Scout Troop #20620 to Lutheran Children’s Hospital. (standing L to R) - Samanta Dutt, Nicole Ladig, Madison Daugherty, Kylynn Lynam, Catherine Brooks, Kathleen Simunek, Trinity Draffen, Madelynn, Monroe (kneeling on L in grey) - Mia Geoffray (kneeling on R in purple) - Annie Siffer (sitting L to R) - Sophia Oser, Nina Robinson, Armoni Longmore, Cailey Venturini, Anna Houser. Missing are: Lily Lindsay, Chloe Morton, and Grace Sarrazin

On Wednesday, June 5, nurses from Lutheran Children's Hospital accepted a large, colorful painting created by a fifth grade Junior Girl Scout Troop made up of students from Lafayette Meadows and Aboite Elementary schools as well as some who are homeschooled. The troop and its leaders presented LCH staff with the painting at 10 a.m. on the second floor near the tree house elevator in Lutheran Hospital's main lobby.

Nurses, patients and their families at Lutheran Children's Hospital will have...

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