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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.

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

Details photo by Cindy Cornwell

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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BERNING RECEIVES BRONZE MEDAL

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It was standing room only at 2233 Nuttman Avenue, at the U.S. Army Reserve Center. Brigadier General Mike Beasley was on hand to present the Bronze Star, posthumously to the widow of U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Berning, a Vietnam War Veteran.

Berning was a radio operator who was awarded the Bronze Star for calling in target locations after spotting enemy forces moving into position around his unit. Although Berning earned the award, he never received it. In 2000, Berning found he had cancer of...

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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 Fish...

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HERE’S THE SCOOP!

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(l-r) Despite the snow and frigid temperaturs Michael Kinder & Sons employees Mike Neuenschwander and Jeremy Weaver strip the footer forms for the new drive-thru concession stand which is located on Bluffton Road next to Bobick's Golf. It has a diameter of 30' with a total of 900 square feet.

"The Stand" will soon be serving "Country Fresh custard better than Zesto's" and Coney Island style hot dogs according to the owners (a couple of Waynedale guys). Completion is expected before the first...

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21 COUNTRY SPOTS THE WAYNEDALE NEWS

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Eric Olson and Cameraman Brian Gillett stopped by The Waynedale News last Wednesday to do an interview for 21Country. Brian looked the place over and chose the best place to set up his camera. Eric asked the questions and Brian moved from spot to spot, getting a number of different camera angles. After the interview both Brian and Eric moved outside and did a few minutes along Bluffton Road, explaining the location and getting some different views of Waynedale's main business...

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