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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.

MISS SPIDER INVITED TO WAYNEDALE

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What do spiders, tea parties and Girl Scouts have in common? On Tuesday, February 17th, beginning at 6:30pm, the Girl Scouts of Limberlost hosted a Miss Spider Tea Party at the Waynedale Baptist Church on Lower Huntington Road.

Girls in first, second and third grade were invited to learn more about Miss Spider at the tea party. Participants heard the story read by Carrie Harris from Allen County Public Library - Waynedale branch titled Miss Spider's Tea Party by David Kirk. During "tea" and...

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ELEEMOSYNARY - WHAT DOES IT MEAN?

Details photo by Cindy Cornwell In a scene from the Edwards Production “Eleemosynary” (l-r) Natalie Gudel portrays the granddaughter Echo, Beverly Rectenwald (flying) is Dorothea Wesbrook, and Emily Schwartz Keirns plays the daughter Artie Wesbrook.

Eleemosynary. E-L-E-E-M-O-S-Y-N-A-R-Y. Of or relating to charity, the giving of alms. If this word is not in your dictionary then come to Edwards Productions' staging of a play by that title. Be prepared to learn something about language, life and eccentricity.

This one-act play combines the emotional effect of an abandoned child and a scorned mother with the humor of an eccentric old woman and an overachieving spelling bee champion to form one compelling narrative about three...

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LOCAL SCHOOL NEWS

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Bishop Luers High School, host of the oldest annual show choir competition in the nation, will welcome show choirs from 17 high schools to its 30th annual competition on March 6, 2004. Some of the most talented high school singers and dancers in the region will provide spectacular entertainment throughout the day and night. Day competition begins at 8:00am and runs until 6:00pm; the evening competition begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are good at the door, $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for children 12...

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STUDENTS JUMP ROPE FOR EVERYONE’S HEART

Details Maplewood Elementary students in Ms. Davis’ gym class participating in the Jump Rope for Heart event held on Thursday, February 26, 2004. (l-r) Joey Brown, Jamie Orozco, Ms. Darla Davis, and Ashlyn Barger.

On Thursday, February 26th the Maplewood Elementary School students participated in a fun event. They celebrated Jump Rope for Heart's 25th Anniversary. These kids joined in the fight against heart disease and stroke by asking family, friends, and businesses to donate to the cause and then they jumped rope All Day Long!

Since 1996, Maplewood Elementary has raised almost $5,500 for the American Heart Association in their Jump Rope for Heart events. More than half of this money was raised in...

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WAYNEDALE WOMAN LIVING THE DREAM

Details “I did another bungy jump in the afternoon. It was great-the highest bridge  used for bungy jumps in the world. The bridge was 216 meters high and the bungy cord stretched about 170 meters.” Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, South Africa

Did you ever want to ride on the back of an elephant while enjoying an African Safari? Did you ever want to bask in the mist of Victoria Falls. This Waynedale woman decided to live the dream.

Sharon Amick grew up on Maplewood Drive in Waynedale. Her parents, Marion and Virginia Amick have lived and worked in Waynedale. Sharon went to Maplewood Elementary School, Miami Middle School and then graduated Valedictorian from Wayne High School in 1989. She applied to Stanford University. "I had...

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PRODUCTION OF JOSEPH INCLUDES AREA PERFORMERS

Details (kneeling l-r) Cast members Nathan Smith and Kerry Yingling. Standing in the coat of many colors is Kontrell Tyler from the Civic Theatre production Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Coat. Don’t miss this family musical.

Theater is very different from film. The actors seem more real. The motions jump out and grab hold of the audience. There is a greater feeling of empathy for the characters as they live their stories right in front of the viewers. Mistakes are more likely and more accepted. In many ways theater is more real than the movies.

The Fort Wayne Civic Theater is currently bringing the story of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to life for its final weekend. The play is the biblical story...

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HARDY SIGNS WITH IU

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On Wednesday, February 4th in the Elmhurst High School Community Room, James Hardy III of Elmhurst High School committed to Indiana University. He signed for both football and basketball. Pictured above are: (l-r) Elmhurst Basketball Coach Keith Edmonds, Hardy's father James Hardy II, #34 James Hardy III, his mother Jeannie Summerville, and Elmhurst Football Coach Roosevelt Norfleet.

AND THE WINNER IS …

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Pictured are the Waynedale Car Wash attendants to present $2500 to Lori Gomez. Ms Gomez was one of the two lucky $2500 winners to register during the nationwide holiday promotion. The Grand Prize winner of $5000 was from Omaha, Nebraska. The local winners of five automatic car wash tokens were Tom Shuster, Perry Rohrbach, Kathie Bader, Jason Wolfe, Mark Jackson, Ray Hout, Chris Sluyter, Robert Norris, and Petty Prather. There were 279 Super Wash facilities participating in this annual event...

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DEAR FRIENDS AND FAMILY, YOU ARE INVITED!

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To those who did not know, my husband Wayne Erexson, was in a serious accident February 17th 2003. He is in a wheelchair, but I walk him around the house. His left arm and leg were affected. He has feeling in them but cannot move them. He is a miracle as I speak. The Lord could have taken him but many prayers went out and his life was spared.

Wayne lost his dad August 14th last year. Wayne and his dad got to spend some time together when Wayne was in the Rehab Hospital. Floyd would not...

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