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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.

BAYH NOMINATES NORTHEAST INDIANA STUDENTS FOR U.S. SERVICE ACADEMIES

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U.S. Senator Evan Bayh announced the names of the fifty-three Indiana high school students he has nominated for admission to the United States Service Academies. Among the fifty-three Hoosiers are fifteen nominees from the Northeast Indiana region.

Two of Bayh's Northeast Indiana-region nominees from The Waynedale News area are: Stephanie G. Koehl, Fort Wayne, South Side High School, U.S. Military Academy and Daniel Cohen, Fort Wayne, Homestead High School, U.S. Naval Academy

The nominees...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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VETERAN'S MEMORIAL SERVICE

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (formerly known as the V. A. Hospital, 2121 Lake Ave., will have a Memorial Service in honor of the Veterans who have passed away from October through the end of December, 2003. If you know of a Veteran's name who has passed away in this time period, call: (260) 426-5432, Ext. 1413, and it will be read in the Bell Service portion of the Memorial Service. All are welcome to attend. The service is January 17, 2004 at...

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MOUNT CALVARY OPENS DOORS TO WALKERS

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Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1819 Reservation Drive in Fort Wayne, is once again opening its doors to those who want to walk in a quiet and enclosed area, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, beginning at 8am. The activity is held in the Family Life Center, which is designed to help families with physical and spiritual needs.

Mrs. Betty Rekeweg, parish nurse at Mount Calvary runs the program, so members and non-members alike can get the exercise they need to maintain good health. Mrs...

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BRINGING TO YOU THE WAYNEDALE NEWS

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The first publication of The Waynedale News came out on September 2, 1932. The name of the paper at that time was The Waynedale Press. Arden McCoy was the editor and the paper was a single sheet. It was hand-delivered door to door just as it is today. It is now distributed to over 11,000 people on the southwest side of Fort Wayne. Listed below are the hard working carriers that bring you the "good news" about Waynedale and the Fort Wayne area.

Meredith Lindsay, 11 and Jamison Lindsay, 9 both...

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MILITARY NEWS

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Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Mary T. Anderson, daughter of Martha J. Anderson, recently departed on a routine, scheduled deployment to the Mediterranean Sea while assigned to the guided missile destroyer USS Cole, home-ported in Norfolk, VA.

Anderson's ship will be joining the 6,500 Sailors and Marines already deployed aboard the ships of the USS Enterprise Carrier Strike Group. Enterprise is the first U.S. carrier to deploy since the end of major military operations in Iraq.

The primary...

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WAYNEDALE VETERANS’ NEWS

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AMERICAN LEGION POST #241-Charlie Rathsack, Commander

New Weekly Kitchen Menu Luncheon Specials Served From 11am to 1pm

"Stop in and have one of our "Home Cooked" and delicious lunches from 11am to 1:30pm daily Monday through Friday."

Food every evening: Monday-50-cent Draft Beer,

Tuesday-Sliders,

Wednesday-Wings,

Thursday-Evening Food Specials-prepared by the Honor Guard, Auxiliary, or Sons of American Legion

Friday Night Dinners will be served from 5pm to 7:30pm

Now Serving! 4-piece...

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ANGELS IN WAYNEDALE

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The Christmas season is upon us and that holiday spirit is in full force-toys are flying off the shelves, fruit is being sold by the box full, money is being dropped into the traditional red kettle in front of the Walgreens store. And, throughout Waynedale special Christmas trees offer help for a family or child in need.

One of those special trees is called an "Angel Tree". You see, a child is often forgotten during Christmas when their parent is in prison. Angel Trees see to it that...

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ELMHURST’S HARDY SETS RECORD

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Indiana University recruit, James Hardy had a record setting night in a game against Harding Saturday, December 13, 2003. The game was played at Harding High School. Elmhurst struggled against the Hawks physical inside defense and lost in overtime.

Elmhurst trailed by 10 points going into the fourth, but rallied back and outscored the Harding Hawks to put the game into overtime.

Elmhurst will get a chance to play Harding again at the SAC Holiday Tournament, which will be played Monday...

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GREIDER’S GROCERY

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Just west of The Waynedale News, on Lower Huntington Road, sets the office of Marvin Crell. Marvin Crell's office began as Greider's Grocery. The store was owned and operated by Howard Greider. The business was started during the 1929 depression and it began with the purchase of $13 worth of canned goods. Howard's uncle, Ralph Greider owned two other grocery stores in Waynedale.

In the summer of 1946, at the age of 42, Howard Greider passed away due to cancer. Shortly after his death...

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